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Dilating Eyes During Pregnancy
Eyes burning: Burning of the eyes is almost always due to irritation either from some dryness of the air, wind or pollution. Alternatively, you may have the dry eye syndrome. I suggest the frequent use of artificial tears which should give you substantial relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
Depends: Twitching can have various causes. Also makes a difference if it is one eye or both eyes, simultaneous or independent, other symptoms or no other symptoms. Suggest you take movie (e.g. w/ smartphone) of the twitching and show your doctor. In otherwise healthy young woman might be benign but needs at least a visit to your doctor to see what kind of twitching. ...Read more
I have white bumps on my eyes they appeared during my pregnancy... And they are getting bigger I think it may be a colestrol issue?
Called xanthomas but: relatively rare. Cholesterol is part of every animal cell membrane on planet, allows membrane fluidity, animal cells to change shape, animals to move. Study on Google & https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cholesterol. The correct issue for arterial disease, typically starting in childhood, is lipoproteins, other than ? LDL (Not LDL-C) & ? large HDL particles which transport all fata, study: wikipedia. ...Read more
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20 weeks pregnant. Used 2 drops of visine for irritated eyes. Now found out it isn't safe to use during pregnancy. Is my baby gonna be okay? Freaking!
No problem: Almost all medications have a legal disclaimer about taking whatever it is during pregnancy - just to protect the company. Most are not necessary and this is true for Visine which is a saline mixture with no biologically active drugs that will have little distribution into your circulation and none across the placenta to your developing baby. This is not harmful and you can continue to use it. ...Read more
Im 9 weeks pregnant and seems to have gotten pink eye, is there a natural remedy for my eyes or what type of eye drops are safe during pregnancy?
Yes: During pregnancy there are lots of growth factor which are present. As such, diabetic changes in the eyes can develop during pregnancy and can get worse during pregnancy. It is important if you are diabetic, to have your eyes checked in the first, second, and third trimester. This will insure that if there are changes, they can be treat right away to prevent vision loss. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Is it safe to use eyestil eye drops and vistotears gel when planning and during pregnancy as a patient who had lasik surgery 6 months ago?
I have constant "eye floaters" in my left eye. I'm only 23 and I noticed them during my second pregnancy (I'm 32 weeks). Could it be serious?
See a Provider: May be something in the vitreous, but see a Provider to have your eyes checked out. Make sure you are wearing sunglasses to protect your eyes and don't look directly at the sun. ...Read more
During the eighth month of my pregnancy, my eye doctor said that I had very mild astigmatism. I have never been told that before. Could it be pregnancy related or is it possible that I might have always had it?
Possible: The hormones, esp late in pregnancy, that allow you to stretch to let your baby come out can affect the biomechanics of the cornea. That is the main reason that lasik is not recommended in pregnancy and nursing (a relative, not absolute, contraindication). Sometimes your cornea will resume its prepregnancy shape after you stop nursing, but not always. It is also possible that it was always there. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers