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Doctor insights on: Enlarged Eyeball Causes

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What would cause a person's iris in their eye to enlarge into their pupil area?

What would cause a person's iris in their eye to enlarge into their pupil area?

It would not: The iris of the eye controls light entering the eye, much like the diaphragm of a camera. The opening or pupil gets smaller and larger. ...Read more

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Possible causes of enlarged optic nerve. Eye dr days no glaucoma, referred me to a neurologist?

Possible causes of enlarged optic nerve. Eye dr days no glaucoma, referred me to a neurologist?

Several causes: The most common cause of an enlarged optic nerve is familial - runs in families. Your eye doctor may have identified nerve swelling termed papilledema, which is due to increased pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid. Causes for this include, obstruction, tumors, vascular problems and trauma. The neurologist will know which tests to run to discover the cause. ...Read more

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What causes goopy eye from a cold?

What causes goopy eye from a cold?

Infection: Your body reacts to certain situations by creating mucus. Green or yellow mucus indicates bacterial infection. Clear thin, discharge with infection is caused by a virus. Thick white or clear discharge is usually due to allergy. There are lymph nodes and raised areas inside the lids called papillae and follicles that help the eye md determine the exact cause. Rinsing eyes helps, sometimes drops nec. ...Read more

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What causes a bubble on your eyeball?

What causes a bubble on your eyeball?

Cyst?: Without seeing, hard to say, but it sounds like you are describing a conjunctival cyst, which can look like a small clear bubble, usually nonpainful and not affecting sight. Anything affecting sight, causing pain, or growing/changing size/shape/color needs an exam. ...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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What cause scardosis of the eye?

What cause scardosis of the eye?

Often w/o Symptoms: This condition is classically a multi organ inflammatory condition. Specific to the eye, inflammation occurs in the front (iritis) and back (uveitis) of the eye, optic nerve, and lacrimal gland tissue as well. The exact cause of this condition is not known, but it's considerable, often without symptoms, and profound in certain patients. Therefore, I would highly recommend that every patient with sarcoidosis be examined by an amount just regularly. Please take care of this. ...Read more

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What causes grey spots on my eyeball?

What causes grey spots on my eyeball?

Hard to say: A common finding is a peripheral grey haze ; edge of cornea known as "arcus senilus". A normal finding in elderly, may indicate triglyceride/cholesterol issues in young patients. ...Read more

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Chronic eye watering: what causes this?

Chronic eye watering: what causes this?

Watery eyes.: If it’s happening in a chronic sense, it could be dry eyes, which paradoxically water, or allergic conjunctivitis, generally. ...Read more

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What causes eye lesions?

What causes eye lesions?

Common lesionss: Are caused by dryness, exposure to the sun, salt air, polluted air. Etc. ...Read more

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What causes your eye to twitch?

What causes your eye to twitch?

Cause is uncertain: Trembling of an eyelid, which happens in normal people, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles within a muscle). Myokymia starts and stops spontaneously. In the eyelids, it can last a few minutes to a few days. One should see an ophthalmologist (md eye doctor) if such symptoms persist, keep recurring, or are combined with any other symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes ulcers on the eyeball?

What causes ulcers on the eyeball?

Several things..: It depends where they are. Corneal ulcers are caused most commonly by contact lens overwear and eyelid inflammation, but can also be due to certain autoimmune diseases. Ulcers on the conjunctiva/sclera (white part) are usually signs of a more serious systemic (whole-body) disease. In any case, if you suspect you have one, you should see an eye md (ophthalmologist) asap! ...Read more

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What are the causes of eye tremors?

What are the causes of eye tremors?

Nystagmus: Nystagmus is an involuntary eye movement which usually results in some degree of visual loss. The degree and direction of eye movement, amount of visual loss and resulting impairment varies greatly from person to person. You should check with your doctor, if your eyeball twitches. ...Read more

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What causes pigmentation in the eye?

What causes pigmentation in the eye?

Natural: We all have pigment cells in various layers of our skin and eye. The pigment within the cells can increase with age, change in hormones (pregnancy), and of course sun exposure. When the cells themselves start multiplying and moving and growing where they don't belong-this is cancer. ...Read more

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What are the causes for eye migraine?

What are the causes for eye migraine?

Unknown: If by eye migraine you mean a pain behind the eye which is usually part of migraine even when occurs in isolation, the cause is unknown just as in typical migraine. Only some triggers are known which also differ in patients. ...Read more

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What causes tingling beneath the eye?

What causes tingling beneath the eye?

Too little info: Tingling is a very non-specific symptom, and as such it is difficult to even imagine what might be wrong. If itching is meant, that can be from allergic disease, if it is following trauma with fracture of the orbital bones, it can be a pinched nerve, or it may be related to dry eye, which can cause twitching and tingling, to name just a few possibilities of a long list. ...Read more

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What causes needle like pain in the eye?

What causes needle like pain in the eye?

Many possibilities: The 3 most common in my experience are dry eye, recurrent corneal erosions, and corneal abrasion. It is possible for more serious causes and likely should have this checked by an ophthalmologist, particularly if the pain is associated with blurry or decreased vision. ...Read more

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I have a floater in my eye, what causes those?

I have a floater in my eye, what causes those?

Vitreous aging: Floaters are due to more dense areas in the vitreous humor, a gelatinous substance in the eye behind the lens and anterior to the retina. These changes can occur as an age related phenomenon. Sometimes floaters can be associated with retinal abnormalities. Go and get a dilated eye exam. ...Read more