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Can an eye examination detect neurological abnormalities?

Can an eye examination detect neurological abnormalities?

Yes: Optic neuritis is a frequent manifestation of multiple sclerosis and may be the first sign of disease detected on eye examination. ...Read more

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Eye headaches, vision problems - neurological or eyeball related?

Eye headaches, vision problems - neurological or eyeball related?

Both are possible: If these conditions are present enough to cause significant change in your eye health or your comfort you need them evaluated. There is not enough information in your question to separate whether it is the eyes or the nervous system. You should see your ophthamologist and get it sorted out. ...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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Optic Nerve RNFL OCT shows thinning temporal- both eyes, 20/20 both eyes, IOP 17 both eyes. Retinal exam normal. Is this significant

Optic Nerve RNFL OCT shows thinning temporal- both eyes, 20/20 both eyes, IOP 17 both eyes. Retinal exam normal. Is this significant

Response: Since all you provide are some brief findings regarding your retinas, I must conclude these tests were obtained due to some neurological symptoms. These results could be part of Multiple Sclerosis, if other signs and symptoms support the diagnosis. The thinning of the RNFL is notable, and should be followed up. Would a Concierge visit allow more in depth understanding? ...Read more

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Do eye diseases affect refractive errors?

Do eye diseases affect refractive errors?

Sometimes: The focus of the eye is greatly affected by the lens - diseases such as cataract and presbyopia can dramatically affect the focus. Sometimes corneal scarring may induce astigmatism and keratoconous may cause irregular astigmatism requiring contact lenses to treat. ...Read more

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Can drooping eyelids cause peripheral vision problems?

Can drooping eyelids cause peripheral vision problems?

Yes: The cause of visual obstruction can be excess skin, but usually it is also drooping of the brow. It can be corrected by removing the excess skin with or without a brow lift. A consultation with a surgeon certified by the american board of plastic surgery would be beneficial to determine what is required to completely correct your concerns. ...Read more

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Can intracranial hypertension (iih or bih) produce refractive error in eyes ?

Can intracranial hypertension (iih or bih) produce refractive error in eyes ?

Vision changes: Intracranial hypertension can cause visual deficits due to swelling of the optic discs at the back of your eyes. ...Read more

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Ghost vision and eye floters common cause?

Ghost vision and eye floters common cause?

Eye floaters: Are common and the vast majority of those are benign. Ghost vision - not familiar with this term. ...Read more

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Is increased eye blinking related to astigmatism?

Is increased eye blinking related to astigmatism?

no: Increased blinking can be caused b y many factors but refraction and astigmatism are not a cause. ...Read more

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Myopia causes elongated eyes. Does elongated eyes cause bulging eyes?

Myopia causes elongated eyes. Does elongated eyes cause bulging eyes?

No: Bulging eyes are a separate problem from myopia. The most common cause of this is thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Can eye melanoma cause watering eyes?

Can eye melanoma cause watering eyes?

Occular Melanoma: Please see: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/eye-melanoma/basics/symptoms/con-20027875. I am not an eye doctor. Did not see this symptom listed on above Mayo article. ...Read more

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Normal field vision test. Dilated optic discs small w/slight asymmetry. Suspicious oct scan. Eye pressure 27. Family history. Suspect for glaucoma?

Normal field vision test. Dilated optic discs small w/slight asymmetry. Suspicious oct scan. Eye pressure 27. Family history. Suspect for glaucoma?

Yes: It is important that your eye pressure be monitored closely and that the visual fields and oct are tested are a regular basis. I suggest you see an ophthalmologist regularly. There are usually no symptoms of glaucoma that you will experience. ...Read more

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What causes the eye disorder amblyopia?

What causes the eye disorder amblyopia?

Amblyopia: Amblyopia is a condition where there is a loss of vision this is common in children with lazy eyes or strabismus. That is why it's very important for pediatricians to make its early diagnosis because treatment will help prevent ensuing blindness. ...Read more

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How often does blepharitis cause abnormal eye blinking ?

How often does blepharitis cause abnormal eye blinking ?

Variable: Blepharitis is irritating, so some blink alot, some rub, some tear etc. ...Read more