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Can eye strain cause any permanent eye damage?

Can eye strain cause any permanent eye damage?

No: Eye strain can cause fatigue, headaches, irritated eyes and so forth. This gets better when you get your proper glasses. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Goldstein
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Eye Trauma (Definition)

Any mechanical assault to the eye whether blunt or penetrating may be chemical or from radiation that results in alteration(s) in the normal ...Read more


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How to treat eye irritation from eye makeup?

How to treat eye irritation from eye makeup?

Eye irritation: wash the yes, don't leave the make up on over the night,don't use the eye make up after 3 months of opening them, do not sure with others your eye make-up, before applying the make-up make sure your eye and face are clean, •If you tend to have dry eyes, avoid metallic/glitter, powder or other makeup that flakes ...Read more

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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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Does red eye congestion or reaction due to glaucoma eye drops prevent it from functioning and reducing the eye pressure ?

Does red eye congestion or reaction due to glaucoma eye drops prevent it from functioning and reducing the eye pressure ?

No: If it is slight redness it is common with some glaucoma medication such as travatan. It will not decrease efficacy of glaucoma rx. If it is swelling and persistent must talk to your eye md. ...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 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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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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Do eye drops for contacts reduce eye redness from bloodshot eyes?

Do eye drops for contacts reduce eye redness from bloodshot eyes?

No: Redness in the eye could be contact lens intolerance, allergy, inflammation, and many other things that no doctor can diagnose without a proper eye exam. Don't let this linger and get an ophthalmologist to examine you. ...Read more

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In glaucoma is there any harm in rubbing your eyes, such as applying pressure to remove eye makeup?

In glaucoma is there any harm in rubbing your eyes, such as applying pressure to remove eye makeup?

No: The temporary increase in pressure from ordinary activities will not be a problem. It would only be an issue if you kept pressure on the eye for a long time. ...Read more

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Is vitreous detachment caused by rubbing eye?

Is vitreous detachment caused by rubbing eye?

Possibly: Vitreous detachments can occur spontaneously, or from trauma. Vigorous eye rubbing could possibly cause enough trauma to precipitate a vitreous detachment. ...Read more

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Cause of black eye without trauma ?

Cause of black eye without trauma ?

Broken blood vessel: These are spontaneous and uncommon. If it recurs, we worry about blood disorders like clotting problems and leukemia. ...Read more

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Does pink eye lead to other eye problems?

Does pink eye lead to other eye problems?

Sometimes: Pink eye or viral conjunctivitis can be mild or very severe. Most cases are self-limited and the eye recovers back to normal after 2-3 weeks. In severe cases you can have corneal inflammation with vision loss and significant scarring of the conjunctiva. These cases require stronger topical prescription eye drops and can cause permanent change or loss of vision. ...Read more

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Red eye after cataract surgery due to infection?

Red eye after cataract surgery due to infection?

Possibly: Possible, but most likely not, infections are rare. You need to see your eye doctor immediately. If it is an infection a delay in treatment of just a few hours can make the difference between seeing perfectly vs being blind the rest of your life. Other possible causes of redness could be uveitis, allergy to drops, dryness, corneal abrasion. ...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 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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Can posterior ethmoid mucocele put enough pressure on eye to cause eye floaters?

Can posterior ethmoid mucocele put enough pressure on eye to cause eye floaters?

Unlikely: These lesions gradually put more pressure on the eye if they break through the bone barrier between the orbit and the ethmoid sinus. This will not cause floaters although if the eye is being pushed out of position, it might cause existing floaters to be more noticeable. An ENT doctor can help with removal of this mucocoele. ...Read more

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How often does eye damage occur due to a corneal abrasion?

How often does eye damage occur due to a corneal abrasion?

Rare: Most abrasions are small, superficial, heal quickly without sequelae. They are quite common, but eye damage usually doesn't occur. An infection can make things worse. ...Read more

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Could exposure of the eye to certain substances or particles cause vision loss?

Could exposure of the eye to certain substances or particles cause vision loss?

Yes: substances that are acidic and basic can cause damage to the structures of the eye. resulting scarring and damage can cause potentially significant visual disturbance and impairment. ...Read more