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Doctor insights on: Cross Eye Wandering From Trauma

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Eye floaters from serious eye trauma like a fist in the eye?

Eye floaters from serious eye trauma like a fist in the eye?

Can happen: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read more

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Wandering (Definition)

1.Walk or move in a leisurely, casual, or aimless way. 2.Move slowly away from a fixed point or place: "please ...Read more


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Could contact lenses stop people from being cross eyed?

Could contact lenses stop people from being cross eyed?

In some cases: If the crossing is due to undercorrected farsightedness, then contacts (or glasses) will help keep the eyes straight. ...Read more

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Can tears from a conjunctivitis-infected eye infect my other eye?

Can tears from a conjunctivitis-infected eye infect my other eye?

Yes: There is no practical way to prevent the spread of conjunctivitis if you have it, to the other eye. Treat the second eye in the same way as your ophthalmologist has advised for the first. Usually it is shorter in duration in eye #2. ...Read more

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Could blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Could blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Yes: Sometimes the force that hits the eyes is sufficient to carry enough energy to the lens that it will opacify and become a cataract. That in fact is why the name traumatic cataract exists. ...Read more

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Does eye strain from watching tv in the dark worsen astigmatism?

Does eye strain from watching tv in the dark worsen astigmatism?

No: Astigmatism is an intrinsic property of the lens and cornea. Watching tv in the dark is no worse than taking a walk outside. You may have some glare but this should have no effect on astigmatism. ...Read more

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Is eye transplant possible for blindness due to head trauma or eye injury?

Is eye transplant possible for blindness due to head trauma or eye injury?

Unfortunately no: Although we are making strides in tissue transplant techniques and stem cell therapy, we have not advanced to the point of whole eye transplant. The optic nerve, would need to connect its 1.5 million axons (the "wires" of the nerves) with the brain in a way that cannot currently be done. The cornea (front window) can be transplanted in cases of severe scarring from trauma. ...Read more

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Does blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Does blunt force injury to the face and eyes cause traumatic cataracts?

Yes: Blunt force injury can cause traumatic cataracts but does not cause cataracts every time. ...Read more

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Does wearing sunglasses in direct sunlight ruin vision? Some light from sun gets into eye from side and above angles.

Does wearing sunglasses in direct sunlight ruin vision? Some light from sun gets into eye from side and above angles.

Protective: Sun glasses are protective to your eyes. They block harmful sun rays which carry UV light which is damaging to your skin and to your eye-lens. Most of the rays come with the direct sunlight, so light from the sides is not harmful. ...Read more

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Can eye strain from excessive computer time at work prematurely age eyes and cause eye floaters?

Can eye strain from excessive computer time at work prematurely age eyes and cause eye floaters?

No: The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing flashes & floaters. This can indicate a retinal tear. As the retina detaches, change or loss in your side vision is the next symptom. Computer unrelated. U should see your eye doctor to check the retina. ...Read more

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Could you go blind from covering their eye(s?

Could you go blind from covering their eye(s?

Only if you are an: Infant, you could have a 'lazy eye' develop, if you keep it covered as it would be underdeveloped visually, but look normal from the outside. As an adult, you are safe! covering your eyes in either case won't produce blindness. Maybe just more restful sleep. ...Read more

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Could someone get monocular cortical blindness from getting punched/slapped in the head?

Could someone get monocular cortical blindness from getting punched/slapped in the head?

L/R Hemifield: Monocular vision loss is not cortical, but the right (or left) side of the visual field can be impaired (hemianopsia or quadrantanopsia) from a cortical lesion in the occipital lobe of the brain. Physical trauma can be the cause of such brain damage, and in a child would be suggestive of abuse. A CT/MRI is the next test to correlate the visual field with the anatomy. ...Read more

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Can a child suffer from retinal hemorrhage from falling off the sofa?

Can a child suffer from retinal hemorrhage from falling off the sofa?

NO: Retinal hemmorhage requires high velocity back-and-forth motion. Simple impact, especially from the low height of a typical couch cushion to the floor wouldn't do it. There is an extensive scientific literature about this and some controversy about alternative explanations for the bleeding, all too detailed to summarize here. ...Read more

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What can cause cross eyed, have a lazy eye or even loss of sight?

Too many causes: to list in 400 characters or less! This can occur from birth, or develop later as a result of a variety of medical conditions. ...Read more

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Could sitting a farther distance from a computer screen help prevent potential eye problems?

Could sitting a farther distance from a computer screen help prevent potential eye problems?

No, take breaks: The distance from the screen has nothing to do with the effect of the light on your eyes/retina What you need to do instead is make sure you take breaks. 5-10 minutes every hour away from the screen/light is adequate to rest the eyes. Don't pick up your cell phone during that time - best is to actually close eyes and let them rest, but can also just stretch, take a walk, etc. ...Read more

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I was hit by a blunt object forcefully on the left eye , followed by bleeding from the lid & blur vision what precautions to take avoid driving ?

I was hit by a blunt object forcefully on the left eye , followed by bleeding from the lid & blur vision what precautions to take avoid driving ?

Eye trauna: Based on your description you may be suffering swelling in the retina that could go away, but this could be a symptom of a retinal detachment or dislocated lens in the eye. You should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist as an emergency. ...Read more

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Could gazing at home led light or ice cold compress on eyes afterwards lead to retina or cornea damage causing blurred vision of bright objects?

Could gazing at home led light or ice cold compress on eyes afterwards lead to retina or cornea damage causing blurred vision of bright objects?

Not usually.: But, of course, it depends on how bright the light and how long you stare. Cool compresses are even less likely to cause these problems. If you are having changes in your vision, please see a board certified ophthalmologist in your area for a quick examination. Eye sight is a precious thing, and should be protected. ...Read more

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Why might I suffer from exotropia (one eye wanders outwards)?

Why might I suffer from exotropia (one eye wanders outwards)?

Probably no reason: Most often exotropia happens in folks with normal vision and normal eyes. We don't understand why in many cases. However, having poor vision in one eye for any reason can cause exotropia. Exotropia can almost always be treated surgically. ...Read more