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Doctor insights on: Eye Strain Due To Fluorescent Lights

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Can staring at a fluorescent lightbulb for a few minutes damage your eyes? I'd cover one eye and stare for 5 seconds then I would switch eyes. 2' away

Can staring at a fluorescent lightbulb for a few minutes damage your eyes? I'd cover one eye and stare for 5 seconds then I would switch eyes. 2' away

Not a problem: The overall intensity of a fluorescent bulb is too low to cause any damage to the back of the eye. Hopefully you will find more productive use of your time. ...Read more

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Can a fluorescent light bulb cause eye problems?

Can a fluorescent light bulb cause eye problems?

Fluorescent: A fluorescent bulb emits ultraviolet rays, which can harm the eye. Make sure the light has a plastic cover to block some of this radiation, and do not spend a lot of time staring at the light. ...Read more

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After getting a sinus infection, my vision gets blurry in one eye (mostly peripheral) after being in sunlight or fluorescent lighting for a long time?

After getting a sinus infection, my vision gets blurry in one eye (mostly peripheral) after being in sunlight or fluorescent lighting for a long time?

Ans: Well first you must clear the sinus infection. Make sure you steam and have the steam clean the sinus Cohen of the problem continues with the eye you better see the opthomoligist ...Read more

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Hi. Fluorescent lights really bother my eyes. Is there something I can take for this or a specific sunglasses for this condition? Thank you

Hi. Fluorescent lights really bother my eyes. Is there something I can take for this or a specific sunglasses for this condition? Thank you

Table lamp: The best way to avoid this sensation is to change to incandescent or LED light bulbs. If you can't change the fixtures above then try putting an incandescent table lamp in your work station. That will bleach out the rapid cycling of the fluorescent fixtures in your work area. ...Read more

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3 weeks boy. White-blond hair. Pupils seem to be black, but has greyish ring in iris. Fluorescent light reflects off eyes. Has brown freckle. Albinism?

3 weeks boy. White-blond hair. Pupils seem to be black, but has greyish ring in iris. Fluorescent light reflects off eyes. Has brown freckle. Albinism?

Oculocutaneous: Albinism is a group of 4 conditions, each caused by a specific gene mutation inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. When both parents carry the gene mutation, each of their children has a 25% chance of having oca. See his pediatrician ; a pediatric ophthalmologist for diagnosis ; referral to a geneticist if he has it. Lack of melanin in the retina causes vision problems, so you need to know. ...Read more

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I lose control of my legs and fall. Fatigue, fluorescent lights, seem to trigger this. I have tbi, chronic sinusitis, headaches, sometimes drooping eye. Ok to ignore because it's just a headache?

I lose control of my legs and fall. Fatigue, fluorescent lights, seem to trigger this. I have tbi, chronic sinusitis, headaches, sometimes drooping eye. Ok to ignore because it's just a headache?

Wouldn't ignore: Your symptoms don't sound like a smile headache. I would see your primary physician about your episodes. Headache shod be the conclusion after other more serious causes of weakness and visual changes have been ruled out. ...Read more

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During my last 2 pregnancies every time I am around fluorescent lights I get a fuzzy feeling in my head, tingling in scalp, and pressure in face.

During my last 2 pregnancies every time I am around fluorescent lights I get a fuzzy feeling in my head, tingling in scalp, and pressure in face.

Anything is possible: After years as a family practice physician, I still am amassed at the variability of a human body.

You description of symptoms are just another example.

This is not harmful to you but is just one of the things that make you a unique person. ...Read more

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Extreme sensitivity to fluorescent light. Cause fuzzy feeling in head. High anxiety. Occasional wave sensation in head. Help!!

Extreme sensitivity to fluorescent light. Cause fuzzy feeling in head. High anxiety. Occasional wave sensation in head. Help!!

This could be: Sub-migraine headaches, so start with a general physical and ask for a referral, if needed, to a neurologist. This could also be atypical light sensitivity of just the eyes and eye/brain interactions. For this, see an ophthalmologist.
This should lower your anxiety, but if not, the anxiety could also cause hypersensitivity to external stimuli. Now, we have a different problem...anxiety. ...Read more

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Is it okay to see an aura due to eye strain?

Is it okay to see an aura due to eye strain?

Possibly: Auras are usually flashing lights or lightning patterns seen either alone or as a precursor to a migraine. If alone, they are often called ocular migraines, and tend to resolve within an hour. Migraines can be triggered by may different stressors, so straining your eyes could do it. If you experience new auras, or visul symptoms that do not disappear, please see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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I have headaches, forgetfullness due to eye strain. After solving this problem my memory will be same or eye strain can permamently damage my memory?

I have headaches, forgetfullness due to eye strain. After solving this problem my memory will be same or eye strain can permamently damage my memory?

Eye strain?: Eye strain is a vague term and means different things to different people. Eye symptoms should not alter one's memory. One can make sure to see an ophthalmologist to clarify what "eye strain" means. An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor specializing in disorders of the eyes. An optometrist is not a medical doctor, but a type of doctor who specializes in contact lenses, glasses, and refractions. ...Read more

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What causes eye strain?

What causes eye strain?

Lots of things: A range of problems can cause eye strain: farsightedness, nearsightedness, eye misalignment, eye dryness are some possibilities. I would see an eye doc for an exam to sort these possibilities out. ...Read more

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How to fix an eye strain?

How to fix an eye strain?

Eye exam: This can be from dry eyes or improper focusing in the eyes- you may need glasses. Go to your eye doctor to find out. ...Read more

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Is eye strain really that bad?

Is eye strain really that bad?

NO: Eyestrain really won't damage your eyes but is rather a symptom of an underlying problem. For optimal comfort and productivity, be sure to get a refraction for glasses to determine the true origin. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of eye strain?

What are symptoms of eye strain?

Eye irritation: Prolonged focused tasks such as reading, computer use, electronic device use requires tightening of the ciliary muscle. This can lead eye irritation and vague headache. This can be avoided by periodically changing focus to a more distant object. ...Read more

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What does the word eye strain mean? ?

What does the word eye strain mean? ?

Dryness: Usually this refers to dryness that results from working hard to see, possibly due to an incorrect glasses prescription. ...Read more

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What's a way to eliminate my eye strain?

What's a way to eliminate my eye strain?

First, make sure: Your glasses prescription is up to date. Second, take frequent short breaks by looking into the distance or closing your eyes. Third, try some over-the-counter artificial tears to refresh your eyes. ...Read more

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How long does an eye strain usually last?

Depends on the cause: Eye strain caused by the need for glasses will not go away until your eyes are properly corrected. The actual strain can last for minutes to hours after you stop straining your eyes. If you have a persistent discomfort no matter what you do, you should have an examination by your eye doctor. ...Read more

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