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Pain to move left eye, blurry vision lower 1/2 visual field that eye only (is like a greasy film over bottom 1/2 of eye). Blood pressure perfect?

Pain to move left eye, blurry vision lower 1/2 visual field that eye only (is like a greasy film over bottom 1/2 of eye). Blood pressure perfect?

Optic neuritis: You need to see an ophthalmologist asap. The biggest concern in a woman your age would be optic neuritis. This would explain your symptoms best. You need a thorough exam by an ophthalmologist first the ophthalmologist may order an MRI or have you see a neurologist depending on the findings. ...Read more

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Name the various tests for strabismus (cross eye).?

Name the various tests for strabismus (cross eye).?

Sensorimotor exam: The sensorimotor exam checks the extra ocular movements and measures deviation of the eyes with special lenses called prisms. Checks depth perception or tridimentional vision (titmus or randot test). ...Read more

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What part of the eye or the brain decides which eye is dominant?

What part of the eye or the brain decides which eye is dominant?

Occipital lobes: Vision comes from the occipital lobes of the brain. If one eye is closed or not working during early childhood then dominance is controlled by the neural network in the occipital lobe. ...Read more

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What are different type of eye doctors. Ophthalmologist, optometrist, optician?

What are different type of eye doctors. Ophthalmologist, optometrist, optician?

OD, MD: An opthalmologist goes to medical school and gets an md, then spends 4 more years of training in medicine and surgery with 3 years of emphasis on eye treatment and eye surgery. Some ophthalmologists spend additional years in fellowship training. An optometrist goes to a 4 year optometry school and does non-surgical eye treatment, glasses and contact lenses. An optician makes and fits glasses. ...Read more

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Please describe the different in refractive power inside eye?

Please describe the different in refractive power inside eye?

Depends: Eyes vary greatly in their need for glasses. If you have gradually increasing visual blur, or a history of eyeglass wear and no other eye or health risks, then you need to see an ophthalmologist to get yours eyes measured and get a pair of glasses or contacts to improve your vision. ...Read more

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Can opthamologists tell the difference between hyaline cendensation and vitreous bodies and eye floaters w/dilated eye exam? Same prognosis for both?

Can opthamologists tell the difference between hyaline cendensation and vitreous bodies and eye floaters w/dilated eye exam? Same prognosis for both?

A dilated exam can: Differentiate between a vitreous floater, vitreous detachment and hyaloid opacification. The etiology (cause) for these entities can vary and thus patient history is important. The prognosis can also be variable depending upon the diagnosis and cause of each entity listed. For example, hyaloid pathology could be secondary to inflammation and carries a different set of issues. A good dilated is rec. ...Read more

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Does piercing the upper part of ear affect eye sight?

Does piercing the upper part of ear affect eye sight?

no effect: There is no connection between eyesight and ear piercing at any part of the ear. ...Read more

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I'm seeing blood in corner of eye, what is wrong?

I'm seeing blood in corner of eye, what is wrong?

Sub conj hemorrhage: Blood on the surface of the eye can be caused by a hard sneeze, cough, bowel movement or just by rubbing your eye. It is similar to a bruise on the surface. Typically this is totally harmless but can take up to 10-14 days to resolve completely. No treatment is available to make it go away any faster. ...Read more

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What are the top 10 eye drops manufacturing companies in the us?

What are the top 10 eye drops manufacturing companies in the us?

See list: List below covers most of the rx drops commonly used in us today: alcon allergan merck bausch and lomb ista falcon (generic manufacurer of alcon) pfizer there are a few other, smaller manufacturers as well. ...Read more

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Could the irises (color) of your eye serve a purpose for vision, or is it soley the pupil?

Could the irises (color) of your eye serve a purpose for vision, or is it soley the pupil?

Two parts of same: The iris, the muscle that opens and closes is the reason the pupil exists as the opening in the middle of the iris. Aside from protecting the eye from bright light, the opening assists in focusing as a narrow pupil gives a slightly sharper image. The iris structure shields the back of the eye from too much light. ...Read more

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Please answer! what kind of eye specialist works under the direction of an ophthalmologist?

Please answer! what kind of eye specialist works under the direction of an ophthalmologist?

Several: Ophthalmologists are sort of the captain of the ship, having the most training and knowledge. Some employ optometrists to do routine eyeglass and contact fitting. Others employed are opticians who make eyeglasses, orthoptists who deal with eye motility and ophthalmic technicians who can perform some technical measurements. ...Read more

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Are eye measurements done as part of the regular eye exam?

Are eye measurements done as part of the regular eye exam?

Regular eye exam: Yes, your eye care professional will at minimum take measurements of your visual acuity (e.g. 20/20) and eye pressure. Your refraction (vision correction) will also be measured if you are seeing a general practitioner. The remainder of the exam will focus on any abnormalities, and if present, they will measure them as well. For example, if you have cataracts, they will be given a "grade". ...Read more

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What are the different components to eyes & what role do they play in vision? Like, eyelids create a barrier between the eye and the world. What else?

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What are the different components to eyes & what role do they play in vision? Like, eyelids create a barrier between the eye and the world. What else?

Eyeball: From outside to inside, you have the eyelid, cornea, iris, lens, and retina. The cornea is a clear protective coating to the eye, which bend the light toward the retina. The iris regulates the amount of light getting into the eye. The lens further bends the light to land on the retina. The retina receives the light and changes the light information into electrical impulses and the brain. ...Read more

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The white conjuctiva muscle is half covering her corona and line of vision. What can we do?

The white conjuctiva muscle is half covering her corona and line of vision. What can we do?

Sounds like you have: a pterygium is a benign related growth in the eye that can progressively move across the cornea and cover the line of sight. This will need to be surgically removed to improve vision, which can have high success. I recommend seeing and eye MD who specializes in the cornea. Good luck! ...Read more

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Have I.I.H. Eyes/face on sides of eyes hurt/burn, ear pain. Eyes bloodshot/pale grey lines 1/4" wide, 1/2" from iris of eyes. What is this?

Have I.I.H. Eyes/face on sides of eyes hurt/burn, ear pain. Eyes bloodshot/pale grey lines 1/4" wide, 1/2" from iris of eyes. What is this?

TooLittleInformation: I presume I.I.H.=Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension? You seem to be working at offering some technical details, yet are not the more relevant issues, not even a photograph (offering vastly greater detail) is still inadequate information. Not that someone, including you, cannot understand; as Soul?Mind?Brain?Body creatures, relevant required perspectives are far beyond limited physical labels. ...Read more

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What is the name of the disease where eye ball trembles?

What is the name of the disease where eye ball trembles?

Nystagmus: Nystagmus is the medical descriptive term for what you describe. Nystagmus is not a disease. It is a descriptive medical term for an anatomic ocular manifestation. It can be horizontal, vertical or oscillatory. It is something that can be either congenital or acquired. If it is congenital, it is generally benign. If acquired, it could be a sign of a neurologic condition that needs work-up. ...Read more