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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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Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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What is a pink eye versus uveitis in the eye?

What is a pink eye versus uveitis in the eye?

Totally different: Pink eye is the popular term for conjunctivitis which in adults is usually caused by a virus infecting the liniing of the eye similar to a cold infecting the lining of the throat. Most are self limited and need little care. Uveitis is a sterile inflammation of the inside of the eye causing pain, light sensitivity and a risk of internal eye damage. Treatment is with steroids; see an ophthalmolog ...Read more

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Can a stye cause redness in the corner of your eye and yellow discharge?

Can a stye cause redness in the corner of your eye and yellow discharge?

Yes,if it's draining: The plugged meibomian gland has like a buttery consistency when draining that could be light yellow if draining, which can cause inflammation all around it producing redness temporarily. Use the warm compresses to help it along and leave them on for at least 5-10 minutes with your eyes closed 4 times a day. Use lubricating drops of saline drops. See your eye doctor too! ...Read more

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What causes a red discharge/'mucus from the eye?

What causes a red discharge/'mucus from the eye?

Conjunctivitis: May be inflammation or infection. Try artificial tears and warm compresses 15 mon 3 times a day for the next few days. If not better or if you vision becomes affected please see your doctor. ...Read more

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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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I have swelling of the eyelid, a clear discharge from eye and pain in the general area. Eye dr. Ruled out eye infection. Is this a sinus infection?

I have swelling of the eyelid, a clear discharge from eye and pain in the general area. Eye dr. Ruled out eye infection. Is this a sinus infection?

Infection or allergy: From your description you may be dealing with an allergy or infection of the eyelid. A sinus infection could easily have spread to the eye area. Don't play around go see your ophthalmologist ASAP ...Read more

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Eyes tear constantly. Eyes get some sort of infection from the eyelids ?

Please check it: With an ophtalmologist. Could be a local issue but could be a more severe condition of the eye considering your age. ...Read more

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Is the stringy stuff in your eyes from allergies or dry eye?

Is the stringy stuff in your eyes from allergies or dry eye?

Eye mucous: Mucous from your eyes can be caused by either allergies or dry eyes. You can try some over the counter artificial tears on a regular basis for several days to see if this helps your symptoms. If you're having more problems, then discuss this with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Does visine or clear eyes get rid of the redness from pink eye?

Does visine or clear eyes get rid of the redness from pink eye?

Perhaps, but beware!: Visine or clear eyes are otc eye drops sold for red or itchy eyes. These medications work primarily by vasoconstriction of the inflamed blood vessels of the outer layer of the eye--common to eye allergies or irritation. However, these are not useful for red eyes due to infection. It is best to consult with your eye doctor to select the best treatment for you. An eye antibiotic may prove better. ...Read more

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What causes light flashes in the eye after laser surgery? What causes light flashes in the eye after laser surgery for glucoma and macular degeneration of the eye?

What causes light flashes in the eye after laser surgery? What causes light flashes in the eye after laser surgery for glucoma and macular degeneration of the eye?

After images. : Light flashes in the eye after laser surgery are most likely after images. Usually they go away. Laser is used for glaucoma, diabetes, and retinal tears. It is less often used these days in macular degeneration. Light flashes can also be caused by retinal traction and impending retinal tear. A good thorough retinal exam will eliminate most causes for concern. ...Read more

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My left eye is very very dry and have this red tick blood line from the corner of my eye to the center of the eye .eye drop not working?

My left eye is very very dry and have this red tick blood line from the corner of my eye to the center of the eye .eye drop not working?

See Eye Doctor: Your history of arthritis may need to be evaluated further to see if it may be related to your eye issues too, as it's possible, depending on the type of arthritis you have. It may be why your eye drops don't work well. Also, unilateral dryness may indicate you need your thyroid worked up as well, and have your lid height, lid lag measured for exposure issues causing dryness. Work with your PCP! ...Read more

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Does pink eye cause pain in the back of the eye?

Does pink eye cause pain in the back of the eye?

Not usually: Pink eye pain is usually more surface irritation. There could be a sinus pain associated with pink eye or it could be something more serious that needs evaluating. ...Read more

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For eyes, is the "axis" on the eye prescription different from the "axial length" of the eye?

For eyes, is the "axis" on the eye prescription different from the "axial length" of the eye?

Axial length & Axis: The axial length of the eye is the distance between the anterior and posterior poles of the eye. The Axis is a number which anywhere between 0 and 180 degrees which reveals the orientation of an astigmatism. ...Read more

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Best type of eye drop for sinusitis related itch, red eyes . worst in the morning. most noticible on the outer edges of eye, away from no nose?

Best type of eye drop for sinusitis related itch, red eyes . worst in the morning. most noticible on the outer edges of eye, away from no nose?

Ocular allergies: For people suffering from allergic related sinus & ocular issues, many available medications are available. For ocular surface itching, you can try zaditor™ Found over the counter twice daily. If eyelid margins feel itchy, moderately warm compresses followed by cleansing the eyelashes and lids with diluted baby shampoo twice daily may alleviate your symptoms. Prior to going to bed, try gel i drops ...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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What causes a stye in the eye lid?

What causes a stye in the eye lid?

Blockage of gland: A stye is when an oil-producing gland in the eyelid becomes blocked and infected. Hot compresses and keeping the eye lid clean are the most effective treatments. ...Read more

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What is Indirect ophthalmoscope laser for a retina tear along the periphery of the eye?

What is Indirect ophthalmoscope laser for a retina tear along the periphery of the eye?

Repair of Retina: Often a retinal tear can be repaired by laser. This is the safest, gentlest, most comfortable approach with the quickest recovery. Using an indirect ophthalmoscope simply means that your eye surgeon will use special headgear and a handheld lens to see into the periphery of your eye and use a foot pedal control to deliver the laser pulses. Good luck. ...Read more

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