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Why is my black eye getting worse?

Why is my black eye getting worse?

Gravity: The blood under the skin causing the "black eye' will migrate by gravity and tissue fluid pressure for a while until it starts to absorb. So the appearance worsens early until healing gets the upper hand. ...Read more

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Vision loss in one eye getting worse. Blurring, floaters, night driving problems?

Vision loss in one eye getting worse. Blurring, floaters, night driving problems?

Floaters: 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. ...Read more

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Will your eye sight get worse if you make text sizes bigger, and stop reading the hard-to-read small text?

Will your eye sight get worse if you make text sizes bigger, and stop reading the hard-to-read small text?

No: Eye sight in adults does not get worse with straining to read. However, this may cause headaches and visual discomfort. Get a good eye exam if you feel your vision is not what is should be. Good luck! ...Read more

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Do under eye bags get worse as you get older?

Do under eye bags get worse as you get older?

YES!!!: Nothing gets better as you age. Sorry, that's all there is to it! ...Read more

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Why do so many people wear glasses these days? Is human eye sight getting worse?

Why do so many people wear glasses these days? Is human eye sight getting worse?

To improve vision: Eyeglasses are worn to help see better and in a few cases for cosmetic effects. It is true that myopia is increasing - investigations are under way to try to determine the cause. In this techno age, fine eyesight discrimination is more important and so people turn to eyeglasses for that help so they are seen more commonly. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to prevent pink eye from getting worse?

Can you tell me how to prevent pink eye from getting worse?

Nothing specific: There are a number of viruses which cause this and the length of infection can be from 5-10 days. There is no specific treatment; just drops for comfort. It will peak in 2-5 days and then rapidly improve. If you are ten days or more out and still have the problem, go b ack to your ophthalmologist for a second look. ...Read more

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Quite suddenly, started having pain under right eye (socket) getting worse fairly quickly. Now hurts when blinking. No vision changes. No discharge.

Quite suddenly, started having pain under right eye (socket) getting worse fairly quickly. Now hurts when blinking. No vision changes. No discharge.

Could be sinuses: This could be a sinus infection. Your maxillary sinuses are just under your eyes. It would be best for you to see a doctor as soon as possible. If you develop fevers or vision changes go to emergency department. ...Read more

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Should I wear glasses everyday? Do my eye sight get worse if I don't wear them everyday? My friends and teacher kept telling me that if I don't wear my glasses everyday, my eyes would get worse, is that true? Doesn't it get worse when u wear ur glasses als

Should I wear glasses everyday? Do my eye sight get worse if I don't wear them everyday? My friends and teacher kept telling me that if I don't wear my glasses everyday, my eyes would get worse, is that true? Doesn't it get worse when u wear ur glasses als

Depends on age: Wearing the correct spectacle correction will never make your vision weaker-- it will only allow you to see better. Not wearing your glasses under the age of ten may cause the eye to not develop to their full visual potential. ...Read more

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6th day of pink eye. Still getting worse. Have used polymyxin b sulfate. There seems to be liquid buildup in membrane can barely see

6th day of pink eye. Still getting worse. Have used polymyxin b sulfate. There seems to be liquid buildup in membrane can barely see

Two reasons: Getting worse, first what you have is most likely a viral infection, second you may have an allergy to sulas or other component of poly yin drops. ...Read more

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What to do if my eye sight is getting worse?

What to do if my eye sight is getting worse?

Depends: Is your eye sight not good from uncorrected vision that would be clear with proper glasses or contacts? Or because of some disease process which needs treatment? Or is it some permanent process? Best to have an ophthalmologist evaluate you and see if any of these are operative. You cannot improve eyesight by so called "natural" means. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how people keep the eye sight from getting worse?

Depends: Is your eye sight not good from uncorrected vision that would be clear with proper glasses or contacts? Or because of some disease process which needs treatment? Or is it some permanent process? Best to have an ophthalmologist evaluate you and see if any of these are operative. You cannot improve eyesight by so called "natural" means or diet or natural medications. ...Read more

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What are good natural ways to prevent my eye sight from getting worse?

What are good natural ways to prevent my eye sight from getting worse?

Supplements: Some patients benefit from supplements such as billberry or eyebright, and mild eye exercises can improve accomodation, but generally when you need glasses to see, it is best to have a proper eye exam and start to use your glasses or contact lenses to see well. If you have a tear film problem, then flax seed oil or fish oil supplements can help improve the eyesight. ...Read more

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I have a irritation in my eye and it's getting worse due to the fact my eye is producing redness. What should I do?

I have a irritation in my eye and it's getting worse due to the fact my eye is producing redness. What should I do?

Eye irritation: Do your eyes itch? And discharge or morning crusting? Likely blepharitis and needs treatment. Consult with us to help solve this issue. Eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com ...Read more

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My right eye has been getting worse, I don't know what to do. Please help! It has been happening in the past week or two, and I have no idea what to do.

My right eye has been getting worse, I don't know what to do. Please help! It has been happening in the past week or two, and I have no idea what to do.

There: There is not enough information here to give a meaningful response. If you are having pain with a visual change, you need to see the doctor. Add more info about the nature of your problem. ...Read more

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Throbbing pain in my head behind my left eye and is getting worse.

Throbbing pain in my head behind my left eye and is getting worse.

You need to be seen: This sounds like it could be a migraine headache but without more information and a thorough exam, there is no way to tell. You should be seen by a physician to make sure this is not something more serious and to prescribe appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have reading glasses. If I wear them too much will my eye sight get even worse?

I have reading glasses. If I wear them too much will my eye sight get even worse?

No: You need reading glasses because the lens system inside your eye has lost its ability to accomodate at near. Wearing reading glasses brings near targets into focus on your retina. Just like putting a bigger, stronger lens on a camera doesn't make the camera weaker, using a better lens over your eye doesn't make it weaker. You'll just have a clearer picture. ...Read more

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I have an epiretinal membrane in my right eye. Will it get worse if I don't have surgery?

I have an epiretinal membrane in my right eye. Will it get worse if I don't have surgery?

Vitrectomy: If the symptoms are severe enough, a retinal surgeon can perform a vitrectomy operation which involves delicately peeling the wrinkled membrane from the surface of the retina. Over time, this allows the retina to flatten out and assume a more normal shape. Cataract if a common complication of this operation. Without surgery, the conditions either remains stable or worsens. ...Read more

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I think my eye sight is getting worse, anytime I read my eyes go blurry, it happened since I had graves' disease? Could it be related to the disease?

I think my eye sight is getting worse, anytime I read my eyes go blurry, it happened since I had graves' disease? Could it be related to the disease?

Possibly: Your symptoms sounds as if your eyes are drying up as you are reading, and the dryness is causing your blurred vision. This can be related to your grave's disease as a thyroid condition can lead to dry eyes from a variety of mechanisms. You can try otc artificial tears and see if it helps, but you should really be evaluated by your eye md. ...Read more

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I've got an epiretinal membrane in my right eye. Will it get worse if I don't get eye surgery?

I've got an epiretinal membrane in my right eye. Will it get worse if I don't get eye surgery?

Epiretinal membranes: Have a variable course. The progression is unique for the individual. Some of the reasons surgical intervention is considered is when metamorphopsia (distorted vision) occurs or best corrected vision decreases below 20/40. These are guidelines are of course modified based on the individual and their anatomic and visual circumstances. ...Read more

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Found a hard painful lump in front of my ear with jaw pain. Also have pink eye that is getting worse after using the drops. Not pink eye? Related?

Found a hard painful lump in front of my ear with jaw pain. Also have pink eye that is getting worse after using the drops. Not pink eye? Related?

Not related.: The lump is likely a parotid tumor. See ENT surgeon. See the MD who prescribed the drops about the eye. ...Read more

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Throbbing headache on right side, ears feel plugged (like I'm drowning), circulation not great and eye pain, everything getting worse last few days?

Throbbing headache on right side, ears feel plugged (like I'm drowning), circulation not great and eye pain, everything getting worse last few days?

Several causes: You may have a vascular headache (migraine) which can cause throbbing and eye pain or a tension headache. However, acute sinus infections can also cause this pattern of symptoms. It would be best to be evaluated by your healthcare provider to separate these possibilities. ...Read more

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Can tension headache cause discomfort in temple and fore head and also cause eye preassure or sometimes get worse when looking down or moving?

Can tension headache cause discomfort in temple and fore head and also cause eye preassure or sometimes get worse when looking down or moving?

TTH can: Tension type headache. The headaches are usually bilateral and diffuse and often have tenderness in the temples, cervical muscles (neck) as well as the pericranial muscles. Rec.: see orofacial pain/headache specialist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My 29months son has watery, itchy, red and discharge eyes. 8 days now. Saw GP 6days ago. It getting worse. Eye lids thick & closing. What must I do?

My 29months son has watery, itchy, red and discharge eyes. 8 days now. Saw GP 6days ago. It getting worse. Eye lids thick & closing. What must I do?

Conjunctivitis: This sounds like this may be conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis can be viral or bacterial, and will need to be seen by a physician as your son will likely need to be on antibiotics as this has lasted for this long. ...Read more

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Should optic neuritis last over 14wks? Dr says take ibuprofen and wait for scans but my eye hurts and sight getting worse again. Lost 15% sight already

Should optic neuritis last over 14wks? Dr says take ibuprofen and wait for scans but my eye hurts and sight getting worse again. Lost 15% sight already

Optic Neuritis is: Usually treated with intravenous steroid therapy. Typically an MRI of the brain will assist with the diagnosis. Please call your Ophthalmologist regarding your continued eye pain and continued loss of vision. Therapy may stop or reverse the damage in many cases when treated in a timely fashion. ...Read more

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Why are my eye floaters getting bigger and worse?

Why are my eye floaters getting bigger and worse?

See opthalmologist: Age and inflammation can commonly casuse the gel-like fluid (vitreous) in the eye to liquefy and detach leading to loose floaters. More than 50% of 80 year olds will have a vitreous detachment. 40 % of people with posterior vitreous detachments who also experience light flashes can have a 15% chance of developing a retinal tear. Therefore see an opthalomologist immediately. ...Read more

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I got table disinfectant into my left eye last novebmer and I didn't rinse it until two weeks later. My eye sight is getting severely worse.?

I got table disinfectant into my left eye last novebmer and I didn't rinse it until two weeks later. My eye sight is getting severely worse.?

Not related: At your age, presbyopia is probably the problem. This is the inability to focus the eyes at near as you age. It is highly unlikely that the disinfectant incident months ago has anything to do with your vision. See an eye doctor who can work with you to find a satisfactory solution to your eyesight problems. ...Read more

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