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Will neon lights cause eye problems or damage to my eyes. 2hrs exposure?

Will neon lights cause eye problems or damage to my eyes. 2hrs exposure?

Can't tell: That's like asking, "Will a flashlight damage my eyes?" It depends on many factors, such as what one does with the light, how intense is the light, how far away is the light, whether the light is direct or indirect, etc... Neon lights are everywhere, although less common in recent years due to the increasing use of other types of lights, such as LED bulbs. ...Read more

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Sun Damage (Definition)

Sun damage takes two forms. The sun damages the skin resulting in loss of elasticity along with wrinkles and discoloration. Over time it also brings on skin cancer if the skin has been repeatedly damaged and there is no sun protection. ...Read more


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Can facing the sun with eyes closed damage vision?

Can facing the sun with eyes closed damage vision?

No: The risk of staring at the sun is with the open eyes as the light could be focused on the retina and damage the light receptors. It is annoying to have the sun shining for a lengthy period on the eyes, and that is why those sun shields which look like two cups held together with a connecting rod are so popular on the beach. ...Read more

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Can eye strain cause any permanent eye damage?

Can eye strain cause any permanent eye damage?

No: Eye strain can cause fatigue, headaches, irritated eyes and so forth. This gets better when you get your proper glasses. ...Read more

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Can getting pink eye damage your eye sight?

Can getting pink eye damage your eye sight?

In general, no.: Although the puffiness can result in blurry vision initially. Several infections can however cause scarring and vision issues these include herpes simplex kertaoconjunctivitis as well as trachoma, a chronic chlamydial infection of the conjunctiva. ...Read more

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Could gazing at home led light or ice cold compress on eyes afterwards lead to retina or cornea damage causing blurred vision of bright objects?

Could gazing at home led light or ice cold compress on eyes afterwards lead to retina or cornea damage causing blurred vision of bright objects?

Not usually.: But, of course, it depends on how bright the light and how long you stare. Cool compresses are even less likely to cause these problems. If you are having changes in your vision, please see a board certified ophthalmologist in your area for a quick examination. Eye sight is a precious thing, and should be protected. ...Read more

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How to treat eye problems-visual burn in/specks of flashing lights, floaters?

How to treat eye problems-visual burn in/specks of flashing lights, floaters?

Safest bet: would be to have an eye exam to make sure the eye is otherwise healthy. Flashing lights means there is active traction on the retina. This can lead to retinal tear or detachment. Be well. ...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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Does isotretinoin cause irreversible sun damage? Will it cause permanent darkening of skin due to sun exposure?

Does isotretinoin cause irreversible sun damage? Will it cause permanent darkening of skin due to sun exposure?

Not likely: Topical Isotretinoin is well known to cause photosensitivity (easy burning) from bright sun light exposure. This will cause temporary redness and soreness, but not permanent change. Interestingly, Isotretinoin and other so-called retinoid agents have been successfully used for years to actually help reverse chronic sun damage. ...Read more

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Does wearing sunglasses in direct sunlight ruin vision? Some light from sun gets into eye from side and above angles.

Does wearing sunglasses in direct sunlight ruin vision? Some light from sun gets into eye from side and above angles.

Protective: Sun glasses are protective to your eyes. They block harmful sun rays which carry UV light which is damaging to your skin and to your eye-lens. Most of the rays come with the direct sunlight, so light from the sides is not harmful. ...Read more

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Can tanning in uv light cause scar tissue to worsen?

Can tanning in uv light cause scar tissue to worsen?

Yes: Tanning can make a scars appearance worse due to the fact that scar tissue has less melanin than normal tissue. ...Read more

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Could watch tv and using cell phone after dilated eye exam cause damage to eyes?

Could watch tv and using cell phone after dilated eye exam cause damage to eyes?

No: Discomfort might last for a few hours, but damage from these low light activities- very unlikey. . Do not stare at sun or at any very bright light source. ...Read more

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Can eye strain from excessive computer time at work prematurely age eyes and cause eye floaters?

Can eye strain from excessive computer time at work prematurely age eyes and cause eye floaters?

No: The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing flashes & floaters. This can indicate a retinal tear. As the retina detaches, change or loss in your side vision is the next symptom. Computer unrelated. U should see your eye doctor to check the retina. ...Read more

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Does scleritis cause permanent eye damage?

Does scleritis cause permanent eye damage?

Possibly: If neglected, the sclera -the outer coat of the eye- can thin, cause eye distortion and bulging of the eye contents and in the worse case cause penetration into the eye. This needs an ophthalmologist's attention immediately. ...Read more

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Does red eye congestion or reaction due to glaucoma eye drops prevent it from functioning and reducing the eye pressure ?

Does red eye congestion or reaction due to glaucoma eye drops prevent it from functioning and reducing the eye pressure ?

No: If it is slight redness it is common with some glaucoma medication such as travatan. It will not decrease efficacy of glaucoma rx. If it is swelling and persistent must talk to your eye md. ...Read more

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Can staring at the sun damage your eyes when the sun is behind clouds?

Can staring at the sun damage your eyes when the sun is behind clouds?

Yes: Even on cloudy days eyes can be damaged by staring at the sun. Please use sunglasses (polarizing) and avoid staring directly at the sun. ...Read more

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Does mydriasis damage inner eyes?

Does mydriasis damage inner eyes?

No: Mydriasis means the pupil is dilated. It is a normal function of the pupil. Dilating eye drops will cause extreme mydriasis for a short time without any lasting side effects. Nerve damage or eye trauma can cause longer lasting or permanent mydriasis. The retina is exposed to more light, but this doesn't generally cause damage, unless it is intense and sustained, which is painful. ...Read more

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How do you know if tropicamide to dilate pupils at eye exam caused glaucoma ? Symptoms include heaviness in eyes, mild pain, blurry vision.

How do you know if tropicamide to dilate pupils at eye exam caused glaucoma ? Symptoms include heaviness in eyes, mild pain, blurry vision.

Probably not: Tropicamide is a an eye medication gnerally used to dilate the pupil during an eye examination. There is a minimal risk of inducing angle closure glaucoma in patients who are predisposed to this condition. This predispostion is usually determined before the eyes are dilated. The described symptoms are consistent with the effects of tropicamide which are temporary. ...Read more

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