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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Down Slanting Eyes (Overview)

Down-slanting palpebral fissures is a clinical condition in which the palpebral fissures (the points where the upper and lower eyelids meet), are sloping downward. This can occur in fetal alcohol syndrome.


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Why do Down syndrome patient have their eyes slanted upward, is it caused by the chromosome 21, I need an explanation on why their face look different?

Why do Down syndrome patient have their eyes slanted upward, is it caused by the chromosome 21, I need an explanation on why their face look different?

In the genes: All of our features are determined by our genes. The appearance of your eyes, nose, mouth, hair color, skin color, among other features are all inherited. When there is a defect in the gene coding, changes can occur. Facial features can change with in utero exposure such as alcohol (fas syndrome). For downs, the extra 21 causes low ears, slanted eyes, simian crease as well as organ problems. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
1 Doctor shared a insight

Down Slanting Eyes (Overview)

Down-slanting palpebral fissures is a clinical condition in which the palpebral fissures (the points where the upper and lower eyelids meet), are sloping downward. This can occur in fetal alcohol syndrome.


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Living with Down Syndrome (Checklist)

Enroll in an early intervention program
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Get help from local and national support groups
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Consider getting help from mental health professionals
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I get massive headaches with twitchy eyes. Is this treatable?

I get massive headaches with twitchy eyes. Is this treatable?

See your doctor: Headaches that are so uncomfortable as to be massively painful should be evaluated. The twitching eyes may be associated with the headaches or a result of them. Either way, this should be evaluated promptly. ...Read more

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If I don't treat amblyopia, will my eye shut down with time?

If I don't treat amblyopia, will my eye shut down with time?

More or less: The 2 cameras (eyes) that provide video input are used by the brain as long as the image quality is acceptable. If one provides poor clarity or is offset enough to provide double vision, the brain will ignore the image. Over time, the ability to receive/use or reactivate the image from the bad eye declines. If you want to lose what vision you now have in that eye, forgo treatment. ...Read more

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Treating Crossed Eyes (Checklist)

See a strabismus eye doctor specialist as soon as possible
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Wear glasses as recommended
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Follow patching regimen if prescribed
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What happens if amblyopia (lazy eye) is not treated in time? Does the eye shut down or do glasses help?

What happens if amblyopia (lazy eye) is not treated in time? Does the eye shut down or do glasses help?

Turning off vision: The human brain utilized the input of both eyes to aid in depth perception/distance etc. As a child grows, their eyes may have different strength, or weakness in an eye muscle may allow one to line up wrong. The fuzzy or double vision confuses the brain. Over time the brain may begin turning off the input of one eye & keep the best. If not caught in time, vision is lost & glasses will not help. ...Read more

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Does my nephew have Down syndrome if slant eyes and big tongue?

DEPENDS: How slanted and how big. These are features subject to personal interpretation and are seen in the normal population. They can mirror the parents or other family members. If there are really concerns there are blood tests that can confirm or exclude that diagnosis. These features alone are of little value in making that determination. ...Read more

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When I lay down and about to sleep. When my eyes close I feel like I'm falling. And when I open them I feel wared out. Any cure or treatment? Help!!!

When I lay down and about to sleep. When my eyes close I feel like I'm falling. And when I open them I feel wared out. Any cure or treatment? Help!!!

Go to bed earlier!: You may be very exhausted when going to bed, and during pre-sleep there is a phase where the muscles are slightly stiff then relax (hypnagogic myoclonic twitch or “Hypnic jerk”) that is normal before entering into sleep. It's just that you are overly aware of this sensation, versus being already asleep. So, it's more pronounced when you're overtired! See: http://www. Failedsuccess. Com/index. Php? /web ...Read more

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My eyes are hurting when I look right, left, and up, and down. I don't know what I should do for a cure.?

My eyes are hurting when I look right, left, and up, and down. I don't know what I should do for a cure.?

Needs further eval: Your symptoms can have a variety of causes that merit further investigation by an ophthalmologist.

The treatment is based on the cause so a remedy can not be given without more information. Good luck and a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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Can someone with a Down syndrome get rid of his lazy eyes?

Can someone with a Down syndrome get rid of his lazy eyes?

Possibly: Down syndrome does not prevent you from being treated. The issue is related to the cause of the lazy eye. If the eye is not straight, it can be surgically corrected if the child is young enough. If the lazy eye is prescription-related, it can be treated with glasses and/or patching as long as the patient can tolerate it. ...Read more

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Is there a way to prevent my eye sight from going down? Already wearing glasses. Do electronic devices, such as computers and phones have an effect?

Is there a way to prevent my eye sight from going down? Already wearing glasses. Do electronic devices, such as computers and phones have an effect?

No proven way: Hopefully your vision is changing due to a need for increasing eyeglass or contact lens strength. There may be some further changes in this direction but when you get to be about 23, you will be eligible for LASIK corrective surgery which will take care of the problem. ...Read more

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Baby's eyes bounce up and down when she gets mad and she sometimes zones out on you? What could that be and what tests would they do? 7 months old

Baby's eyes bounce up and down when she gets mad and she sometimes zones out on you? What could that be and what tests would they do? 7 months old

Possible seizure: Verticle nystagmus is unusual, take a video of it with your cellphone and bring it to your pediatrician who will order an eeg and tox screen. ...Read more

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My eyes get watery whenever I lay down, is that bad?

My eyes get watery whenever I lay down, is that bad?

No: Watery eyes serve a protective function--you may have allergies to what is in the room when you lie down. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to cure genetic blurred eyes?

Can there be a way to cure genetic blurred eyes?

What do you mean?: Be more specific - "genetic blurred eyes" is to vague to comment upon. What symptoms do you experience? Have they been evaluated? ...Read more

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Does my nephew have Down syndrome if slant eyes and big tongue?

DEPENDS: How slanted and how big. These are features subject to personal interpretation and are seen in the normal population. They can mirror the parents or other family members. If there are really concerns there are blood tests that can confirm or exclude that diagnosis. These features alone are of little value in making that determination. ...Read more

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The power of my eyes is down?

Power down: I assume you mean you glasses or contact lens prescription has decreased. This can occur to over-minused or incorrect previous glasses, cataract change, or other issues. As long as your vision is good, there are no worries. ...Read more

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My eyes get watery whenever I lay down, is that bad?

No: Watery eyes serve a protective function--you may have allergies to what is in the room when you lie down. ...Read more

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Why do people with Down syndrome have small squinty eyes?

Why do people with Down syndrome have small squinty eyes?

Chromosome influence: The size ; shape of the skull ; facial features of Down syndrome patients is heavily influenced bu the effect of the extra chromosome present in every cell of the body. The same goes for eyes, hands ; feet all of which require a lot of decoding during formation to produce the structures. Many other chromosome defects produce some common features to those born with the abnormality. ...Read more

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My eyes hurt a bit when I look up, down and right, left. What should I do?

My eyes hurt a bit when I look up, down and right, left. What should I do?

See your eye doctor: Pain with eye movement could mean many things from dry eyes or a foreign body to infection, orbital inflammation, thyroid eye disease or optic nerve inflammation (optic neuritis). Your eye doctor will perform a thorough exam to rule out any serious causes. In the meantime use artificial tears to lubricate your eye. ...Read more

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Why is it when I lay down for bed and close my eyes the room starts spinning?

Why is it when I lay down for bed and close my eyes the room starts spinning?

Inner ear: You may have a focal inner ear issue, such as benign paroxysmal vertigo, Meniere's, or perhaps otolithic imbalance affecting one ear. This should definitely be investigated by an otolaryngologist, and maybe MRI films can reveal answers. There are many explanations for your symptoms, and most are benign, and easily treated. ...Read more

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The back of my eyes hirt each morning when I try to open them, as if strings are running up and down.?

The back of my eyes hirt each morning when I try to open them, as if strings are running up and down.?

Possible dry eye: Eye discomfort when first opening them in the morning could be related to a dry eye condition, blepharitis, or recurrent erosion syndrome of the cornea. You would need an eye exam to determine the most likely cause and to get a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Laid down to sleep. When I closed my eyes I saw flashing white light. Like a strobe light. Only when I close my eyes. Cause for concern?

Laid down to sleep. When I closed my eyes I saw flashing white light. Like a strobe light. Only when I close my eyes. Cause for concern?

No: If it happened once; no reason for any concern.
If happens repeatedly and associated with headache/dizziness or vertigo some times then you should see your doctor for possibility of migrain. ...Read more

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Hi. Was watching TV. Then had to look away, felt like eyes were burning a bit, got anxious, then calmed down. Why did my eyes feel like that?

Ans: The eyes can get dry when they are strained or iverused. Fixating on a TV can dry the eyes out. If visual issues see your doctor. Rest your eyes ...Read more

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Baby's eyes bounce up and down when she gets mad and she sometimes zones out on you? What could that be and what tests would they do? 7 months old

Possible seizure: Verticle nystagmus is unusual, take a video of it with your cellphone and bring it to your pediatrician who will order an eeg and tox screen. ...Read more

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My left eyes got swollen all of sudden and I don't why this is the second time it happened within a few months what can I do to make it go down fast?

My left eyes got swollen all of sudden and I don't why this is the second time it happened within a few months what can I do to make it go down fast?

See eye doc: It is unusual that it would swell again. I would see eye doc and make sure nothing there and then maybe see an allergist. In the meantime, use a warm compress a few times a day. ...Read more

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Lying down w eyes closed when got sharp pain btwn eyes n saw a bright flash of light. I opened eyes n saw swirling spirals until I turned lights on??

Lying down w eyes closed when got sharp pain btwn eyes n saw a bright flash of light. I opened eyes n saw swirling spirals until I turned lights on??

Retinal: Images...including bright lights etc can persist even with open eyes in the dark!

This is probably normal but if you have any other visual symptoms get your eyes checked by an OPTHAMOLOGIST (M.D.)
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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I feel like my eyes are going to pop out. It only happens when I lay down at night, and I am almost certain that I do have anxiety. Is that the cause?

I feel like my eyes are going to pop out. It only happens when I lay down at night, and I am almost certain that I do have anxiety. Is that the cause?

An opthamologist: Can address possible eye condition. Once they have been ruled out you can see a mental health professional for anxiety disorder treatment. Don't rely on medication only. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I exprncd this on a carousel as a kid! I closed my eyes as it spinned faster and wen I opened em, I saw things upside down! What happened to the eyes?

I exprncd this on a carousel as a kid! I closed my eyes as it spinned faster and wen I opened em, I saw things upside down! What happened to the eyes?

Carousel: It's not what happened to the eyes, but the brain. The spinning of the carousel, and closing, then opening your eyes, confused your brain in processing the visual information temporarily. ...Read more

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Are the scanners from like the store dangerous to your eyes?? I was at 7-11 and the cashier laid the sacnner down and I looked at it twice this happend just about 15 minutes ago. I was just wondering cause the red light..

Are the scanners from like the store dangerous to your eyes?? I was at 7-11 and the cashier laid the sacnner down and I looked at it twice this happend just about 15 minutes ago. I was just wondering cause the red light..

Common sense says no: Look at it this way. There must be hundreds of thousands (millions?) of scanners in use in the US. Millions of workers and customers use them and sometimes must briefly look straight into them. If you owned a company making scanners, would you market a product that causes significant harm? Of course not. The scanner wouldn't be used, or you'd be sued. Your company would quickly go out of business. ...Read more

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My head pain going down to my eyes?

My head pain going down to my eyes?

Headache: If it is acute headache, take Acetaminophen or ibuprofen, put a cool compress, go to the dark room. If known to have eye problem such as glaucoma, call your doc. If this is a chronic issue, do the above and discuss it with your doc to get treatment to prevent recurrence. ...Read more

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How to cool your eyes down and reduce temporary dryness in your eyes?

How to cool your eyes down and reduce temporary dryness in your eyes?

Artificial tears: Artificial tears help dryness. Rinsing eyes with cool water and putting a cold compress on them will cool them down. If a condition is chronic, one should see an eye md. ...Read more

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Does hanging upside down cause any problems like to the eyes or something?

Does hanging upside down cause any problems like to the eyes or something?

No,: Hanging upside down will not cause any eye problems. They may temporarily throb or get red, but this will resolve when you return to a normal position. ...Read more

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Help! Pain behind eyes when upside down and sometimes while laying on side?

Help! Pain behind eyes when upside down and sometimes while laying on side?

Sinusitis: Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go see your doctor. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) or around the eye. You need to see an eye doctor to really rule this out. ...Read more

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I would like to know if our eyes did not have lens, would we see things upside down?

I would like to know if our eyes did not have lens, would we see things upside down?

No: If your eye did not have a lens your vision would be very blurry. The lens helps to refract (focus) light onto the retina. It does not invert images. Some people live without a lens in thier eye (aphakia) and use strong glasses or contact lenses to improve vision. ...Read more

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My eyes are hurting when I look right, left, and up, and down. I don't know what I should do for a cure.?

Needs further eval: Your symptoms can have a variety of causes that merit further investigation by an ophthalmologist.

The treatment is based on the cause so a remedy can not be given without more information. Good luck and a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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Why do I often feel like when I lay down, sit or stand still, with closed eyes, that what I'm on is swaying or rippling under me?

Why do I often feel like when I lay down, sit or stand still, with closed eyes, that what I'm on is swaying or rippling under me?

Balance: In addition to parts of our brain, peripheral nerves in our feet and tracts in our spinal cord, we use vision to maintain balance or to give us confidence in our balance. Closing your eyes removes that part of the balance mechanism. I doubt you have any serious imbalance problem. ...Read more