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I have dacryocystitis in my eye that has turned into a abscess & a 2nd infection. ER doc said it needs surgery & drainage What kind surgery is this?

I have dacryocystitis in my  eye that has turned into a abscess & a 2nd infection. ER doc said it needs surgery & drainage What kind surgery is this?

Dacryocystorhinostom: The infection will be treated and drained and then a procedure will be done termed a dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR). This creates a new channel from the eyelids into the nose for tear outflow, bypasses the scar and will remove any residual infection. This is commonly done by oculoplastic surgeons although some ENT surgeons also do this. ...Read more

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A stie on the eye?

A stie on the eye?

Infection in the lid: A stye is an infection in one of the glands in the eyelid. The treatment is usually warm moist compresses and antibiotic eye drops. ...Read more

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How does the eye work?

How does the eye work?

Like a camera: It would take too much spce to go piece by piece but it's workings are very similar to that of a camera. ...Read more

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What is the lens of the eye?

What is the lens of the eye?

Crystalline lens: Your eye is a complicated organ system. Inside the front of the eye there is a fluid chamber between the cornea and the colored part of your eye, called the iris. In the center of the iris there is an opening called the pupil and behind that another chamber between the iris and the crystalline lens. The lens is a disc shaped living tissue composed of regularly arranged collagen with a capsule. ...Read more

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What are freckles in the eye?

What are freckles in the eye?

Choriodal Nevi: This means freckle in eye. Most of them are benign, but you want to follow the recommendation of an ophthalmologist as sometimes people can have choroidal melanoma - a tumor in the eye. Typically photographs can be taken to monitor for changes and if so then sometimes a biopsy is needed. Please see your ophthalmologist if you have not done so. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do exercises for the eye exist?

Do exercises for the eye exist?

Yes: There is an entire field of optometry dedicated to "vision training." however, eye exercises only help a few specific disorders. ...Read more

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What causes the eye's to blink?

What causes the eye's to blink?

Blinking : Is a subconscious response to the eye needing lubrication. The tear film is a big player in keeping the vision clear and eyes healthy. ...Read more

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Can spiderwebs hurt in the eye?

Can spiderwebs hurt in the eye?

no: Spiderwebs are types of floaters which do not hurt but are seen when moving the eyes. They are usually harmless but if accompanied by light flashes you should see a retinal specialist right away to rule out possible retinal detachment. ...Read more

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What cause scardosis of the eye?

What cause scardosis of the eye?

History, Blood test first : Sarcoidosis is an idiopathic and affects people of Scandinavia and African Americans more. There is a blood test and gallium scan that's ordered if there is a clinical suspicion that it is affecting you. ...Read more

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How are tears created in the eye?

How are tears created in the eye?

Two types: Emotional tears- lacrimal gland under outer upper lid. Regular tears: three layers. Mucous- goblet cells in conjunctiva. Aqueous- krause and wolfring glands in conjunctiva. Oily- meibomian gland in lids. ...Read more

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