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Doctor insights on: Eyelash In Your Eye

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Can eye lashes get lost in your eyes?

Can eye lashes get lost in your eyes?

Yes: An eye lash often will get caught in the superior or inferior sulcus, where it may get stuck between the eyelid and eyeball. Occasionally, an eyelash will poke through the conjunctiva into the subconjunctival space and need to be surgically removed. ...Read more

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Can an opthalmologist see the muscles in your eye that move your eyes around?

Can an opthalmologist see the muscles in your eye that move your eyes around?

Yes: The muscles that move your eye around are outside of the eye itself and attach from the rim of the eye socket to the outside of the eyeball. They are easily visible to an opthalmologist. ...Read more

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Could a eyelash get stuck in your eye?

Could a eyelash get stuck in your eye?

Yes: This occurs occasionally. You can often find it by pulling the upper or lower lid directly out and examining it closely.If you touch it with the cotton end of a wet q-tip you can usually drag it out and pull it away from the eyeball. ...Read more

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Use travatan z to treat right eye for glaucoma. How would i apply travatan to base of left eye to grow eyelashes so the eyelashes in both eyes match?

Use travatan z to treat right eye for glaucoma. How would i apply travatan to base of left eye to grow eyelashes so the eyelashes in both eyes match?

Not recommended, but: Travatan and similar drugs that grow the lashes have side effects that can leave the lid skin hyperpigmented. For that reason, it is not recommended to apply it to your lower lashes. You may want to get a liquid eyeliner from the drug store, take the tiny brush out, wash it, & use it to brush the upper lashline with travatan nightly. Be sure to use as little as possible. Good luck! ...Read more

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What will happen to eyelash hair that goes in your eye?

What will happen to eyelash hair that goes in your eye?

Flushes out: You replace all of your eyelashes over a three month interval so lashes fall into the eyes all the time. They absorb water and soften and the eyes flush them out easily. It is quite rare for an eyelash to cause any problem. ...Read more

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What causes a stye in the eye lid?

What causes a stye in the eye lid?

Blockage of gland: A stye is when an oil-producing gland in the eyelid becomes blocked and infected. Hot compresses and keeping the eye lid clean are the most effective treatments. ...Read more

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What compounds are found in the eye drops used to dilate your eyes in eye examinations?

What compounds are found in the eye drops used to dilate your eyes in eye examinations?

Usually: Typically, tropicamide and phenylephrine are used for adults. For kids, depending on age and ocular problem, they may use or even add a drop called cyclopentolate. ...Read more

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Can a person blind in one eye wear contact lens in the seeing eye?

Can a person blind in one eye wear contact lens in the seeing eye?

Yes: But make sure your good eye is really good. Get regular check ups and follow ups. ...Read more

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Glaucoma in right eye only. Eye pressure in unaffected eye is 17. Is that a good target pressure number for the eye with glaucoma?

Glaucoma in right eye only.  Eye pressure in unaffected eye is 17.  Is that a good target pressure number for the eye with glaucoma?

It might be, but...: That would be a good guess for a target pressure according to a large study the agis. But, that would not be low enough for some eye with very thin corneas. Those are at higher risk of glaucoma progression, even with pressures as low as13 or 14. If the cause of the high pressure in only one eye is because of an old trauma to that eye, 17 might be good enough if the other eye has no risk factors. ...Read more

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How can you remove wrinkles under the eye lashes , lower lid region?

How can you remove wrinkles under the eye lashes , lower lid region?

That depends: Treatment of the wrinkle in lower eye lids depends on your age and the reason why they have formed. If its loss of volume in the cheek and lower lid, then fat transfer is the best way for treatment. If it smoking, sun exposure and illness without the volume loss, then laser or chemical peels will help. ...Read more

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Treating right eye for glaucoma w/travatan & now have long eyelashes in that eye but not the left eye. How can I get the lashes to match?

Side effect: You are using a prostaglandin inhibitor eyedrop to lower the pressure in your eye. Lash growth is a well known side effect and in fact has been repackaged as a cosmetic lash lengthener termed 'latisse" for this effect. Talk with you ophthalmologist and he can give you ways to deal with this. ...Read more

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Which is the best eye drop for removing redness in the eyes?

Which is the best eye drop for removing redness in the eyes?

Artificial tears: Artificial tears are lubricants that make the eyes feel better and look better. Unlike "get the red out" drops or allergy drops, they can be used frequently and safely. ...Read more

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Can being hit in the eye improve your vision?

Can being hit in the eye improve your vision?

Depends: Anyone with eye needs to see an ophthalmologist asap. On very rare incident if the injury changes the shape of cornea it may alter the refractive error or astigmatism which may cause improvement of the vision. The bottom line is the person needs to see her/his ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Could fml (fluorometholone) corticosteroid eye drops "take out the red" veins in your eyes?

Could fml (fluorometholone) corticosteroid eye drops "take out the red" veins in your eyes?

Yes: Corticosteroid eyedrops can reduce some types of inflammation but should only be used under direction of an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Do corticosteroid eye drops "take the red out" of your eyes?

Do corticosteroid eye drops "take the red out" of your eyes?

Corticosteriods.: Depending on the cause, steroids can take the red out if it is inflamatory. Chronic use of steroids systemically or eyedrops can lead to glaucoma and cataracts. Need M.D.'s examination and assistance with steroids. ...Read more

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Eye lashes growing towards the eyeball and rubbing the eyeball. Do I yank them?

Eye lashes growing towards the eyeball and rubbing the eyeball.  Do I yank them?

Yes: If this is a condition that happens frequently you should see an eye surgeon. There are several procedures which can be done depending on the cause of the lashes growing which can be done to permanently improve this condition. ...Read more

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Eye floaters from serious eye trauma like a fist in the eye?

Eye floaters from serious eye trauma like a fist in the eye?

Can happen: 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. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read more

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Using travatan z in right eye. Eyelashes growing and getting thicker & darker. Would it be alright to treat the left eye so that the eyes match?

Using travatan z in right eye. Eyelashes growing and getting thicker & darker. Would it be alright to treat the left eye so that the eyes match?

Not by the books but: Any patients put those drops in both eyes to balance their eyelashes. As doctors, we don't recommend using a medication in ways different than prescribed. The good news is that those drops are very 'easy' on your eyes, minimal chance of a side effect. ...Read more

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