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Astigmatism: Means that the front surface of the eye is not perfectly spherical. In other words, more like the side of an egg than an orange. Most eyes have astigmatism. If you have significant astigmatism, your vision will be blurred and you will need glasses or contact lenses to see well. ...Read more
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I have blurry vision and more so in one eyeand been to a eye dr and said I have a slight stigma. Worried. Confused?
Probably OK: If you have been tested, hopefully by an ophthalmologist, and the blur you note in one eye is due to a small degree of astigmatism (meaning that eye is slightly oval), then you probably have nothing to worry about especially if the eye doctor said you do not need to wear eyeglasses or contacts. ...Read more
Often this complaint comes from some type of issue with residual erosion or severe dryness.
I would see an eye md or a corneal specialist for an examination if it is a persistent problem. Also I would look to see if you have a fan on a night or are sleeping in an overly dry environment. Often overhead fans can cause severe dryness to the eyes. ...Read more
Not for the eyes: Vaseline is not intended for use on the eyes or eyelids. Specially prepared ophthalmic ointments (both prescription and otc) are safe to be used on the eyes and eyelids. It will considerably blur the vision for 15-30 minutes or more. Some ointments are available preservative free, but some people are sensitive to lanolin which may be found in ointment. ...Read more
3 steps:: Step 1: see an eye doctor immediately! Protrusion of an eyeball can lead to pressure on the optic nerve from stretching. Step 2: you and your ophthalmologist need to find the cause. Each cause is treated differently. Often requires an MRI and thyroid tests. Step 3: treatment of the underlying condition first followed by surgery if necessary. Best of luck! ...Read more
Yes: Depends what you mean. You blink to keep the tear film over the surface of the eye, which protects the eye from infection and keep the surface moist and vision clear. When reading sometimes one does not blink enough and results in blurred vision and tearing. This is not serious, but annoying. ...Read more
Unrelated to crusts: Parinaud's syndrome is a number of symptoms associated with damage to a particular brain region that controls eye movements. These primarily include difficulty looking upward, a constant downward gaze, inability to coordinate eyes, and pupil malfunction. Parinaud's is caused by brain injury; increased pressure inside the head, stroke, or tumor. All are unrelated to conditions of the eye itself. ...Read more
Higher than "normal": Your iop is above "normal" range of 10-21 mmhg. However, depending on your eye exam, you may not have a disease associated with this iop. Risk factors for glaucoma are elevated iop, thin corneas, positive family history, especially siblings with diagnosed glaucoma, african/hispanic ethnicity, aging. I recommend your eye md discuss with you what your risk is, & if your iop is too high for you. ...Read more
Your suspicion?: If you are having suspicion of a tumor behind your eye, you are probably having symptoms, such as double vision, decreased vision, pain, prominent or bulging eyeball, tremendous redness of eye, and perhaps other neurological symptoms. My advice is to seek an exam by an eye md for evaluation of your symptoms to see if other testing is warranted. ...Read more
Many: Causes for dry eye including those that cause not enough production of tears and those that cause your tears to disappear too quickly. Your eyemd should be able to help figure out which you have and give an appropriate treatment plan. ...Read more
Broad Answer: If you're looking for causes, there are a whole lot, with allergies, irritants and infection at the top of the list. If you're looking for fixes, that depends on the cause. Evaluation by a physician will narrow down the cause and help find a better, more specific treatment that can avoid unwanted side effects. ...Read more
No: Generally eye color, which is the color of the iris, after two years of age will be constant throughout life. It can fade from some uncommon diseases which can shred or attack the iris, but this is uncommon. Otherwise, what you have at age 19 is yours for life. ...Read more