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Enlarged Eyeball Causes
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
My eye caruncle has become red, enlarged like cherry. Using Tobradex eye drops. There is sticky like discharge sometimes. What can be the cause?
Infection: You need to see your PCP for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
What can cause your eyeballs to pulsate to heartbeat? I could visually see them pulsate and there was a black shadow around my vision with each beat.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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