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White of eye is pink. Scratched cornea or eye infection?

White of eye is pink. Scratched cornea or eye infection?

Many possibilities: Unfortunately, that's a very non-specific symptoms by itself. It can represent an infection, injury, inflammation, allergy, disease, or a long list of other causes. See your local ophthalmologist for a full examination to determine the cause and decide on treatment. ...Read more

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Can conjunctival melanosis present with tortuous conjunctival vessels?

Can conjunctival melanosis present with tortuous conjunctival vessels?

Different things: Primary conjunctival melanosis is a brown discolored spot in the eye that resembles a freckle or somewhat scatter. It is consider precancerous. Vessels in the conjunctiva might be tortuous or not. ...Read more

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Subconjunctival hemorrhage (bleeding in eye) causes?

Subconjunctival hemorrhage (bleeding in eye) causes?

Weak veins: Subconjunctival hemorrhage is due to leakage from fragile veins in the conjunctiva. This can be caused by rubbing the eye, sneezing, straining and light trauma. Frequently no cause is identified. Almost always it is benign and will absorb with no consequences. See your ophthalmologist if it is recurrent. ...Read more

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Swollen eye lid?

Swollen eyelid: Try warm compresses frequently and artificial tears. If no improvement or worsening, go see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can eye melanoma cause watering eyes?

Can eye melanoma cause watering eyes?

Occular Melanoma: Please see: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/eye-melanoma/basics/symptoms/con-20027875. I am not an eye doctor. Did not see this symptom listed on above Mayo article. ...Read more

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Is it pink eye, conjunctivitis or blepharitis?

Is it pink eye, conjunctivitis or blepharitis?

Conjunctivitis: " pink eye" generally is considered an infection of the eye causing inflammation of the lining or conjunctiva. Hence conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Which eye drops cause heterochromia?

Which eye drops cause heterochromia?

Heterochromia: Prostaglandin analogues used to treat glaucoma have risk in changing eye color. ...Read more

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Dry eye lids?

Dry eye lids?

Dermatitis: This could be a contact dermatitis if itchy, which could benefit from a short course of topical steroid ointment. As dr litt mentioned cosmetics could be the inciting factor. Hypoallergenic cosmetics will be less likely to induce this, such as clinique or almay. ...Read more

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Is pink eye (bacterial conjunctivitis) painful?

Not usually: Bacterial pink eye (conjunctivitis) usually feels as though there may be something in the eye or may itch or tear. ...Read more

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Is all eye redness called conjunctivitis?

Is all eye redness called conjunctivitis?

No: Conjunctivitis is defined as inflammation of the conjunctiva. One of the principle markers of inflammation is redness caused by dilation of the blood vessels. Therefore, all forms of conjunctivitis have varying degrees of associated redness. However, not all redness is caused by conjunctivitis. For example, a broken blood vessel can cause redness but is not caused by inflammation. ...Read more

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Bloodshot eye with blister?

Blister: Sounds like subconjunctival hemorrhage with area of clearing or fluid filled epithelial inclusion cyst. ...Read more

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Eye discharge, crust and watery eye?

Eye discharge, crust and watery eye?

Several possibilitie: If the vision is not changed and there is no pain or frank pus, then you might just have blepharitis - a dandruff like condition of the lids which can have the symptoms above. If the eye is red you might have conjunctivitis. See your ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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Yellow shadow under eyelids?

Yellow shadow under eyelids?

Could be cholesterol: Xanthelasma is a condition in which cholesterol deposits in the eyelids. This may be associated with high levels of cholesterol in the blood. However, many patients with these yellow deposits have normal cholesterol. You should see an eye doctor to confirm the diagnosis and get your cholesterol level checked. ...Read more

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Is subconjunctival hemorrhage contagious?

Is subconjunctival hemorrhage contagious?

No: It is ugly but harmless. It is like a bruise. ...Read more

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Posterior vitreous detachments eye-p.v.d., what is this?

Posterior vitreous detachments eye-p.v.d., what is this?

Normal process: The vitreous is a gel that fills the back of the eye, holding everything in place (it is why boxers can do what they do). Starting in middle age, the vitreous changes to a dense fluid and detaches from its normal position. This sometimes causes floaters and light flashes, Usually it is benign, but it is universal and can be detected by an ophthalmologist as a P.V.D. ...Read more

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Is vitreous detachment caused by rubbing eye?

Is vitreous detachment caused by rubbing eye?

Possibly: Vitreous detachments can occur spontaneously, or from trauma. Vigorous eye rubbing could possibly cause enough trauma to precipitate a vitreous detachment. ...Read more

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Glaucoma eye drop cause dark eye bag?

Glaucoma eye drop cause dark eye bag?

Side effect: Prostaglandin drops can potentially cause increased pigment (darkening around the eye). ...Read more

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Couldviral conjunctivitis (pink eye) become bacterial?

Couldviral conjunctivitis (pink eye) become bacterial?

Word confusion: The lay and medical community both use overlapping terms for inflammatory conditions of the eye linings. If its pink, whether due to viruses, hair spray or bacteria, some will call it pink eye. Any goopy eye from non bacterial caused may become contaminated by bacteria over time most do not as the tears have some anti bacterial properties. ...Read more

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