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Baby's eyes not focusing or tracking well, what is the problem?

Baby's eyes not focusing or tracking well, what is the problem?

Depends: Very young infants in the first week or so of life may not appear to focus or track well. Full term infants should look at faces and focus some on objectsfly 2 weeks old if they are the right distance from their eyes. Many infants will cross their eyes at times, but that should stop by 6 months old. Any other concerns should prompt a visit to the baby's pediatrician. ...Read more

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Did cataract operation.Her eyes are tearing. Taking ketotifen drops and eye lubricant.Doctor said that her eyes are dry.Why her eyes are tearing.

Did cataract operation.Her eyes are tearing. Taking ketotifen drops and eye lubricant.Doctor said that her eyes are dry.Why her eyes are tearing.

Reflex tearing: Irritated eyes tear. Ketotifen drops can cause irritation to the surface. They are used to help reduce inflammation inside the eye. This tearing should not last beyond a day or two after surgery. Contact the surgeon if it persists. ...Read more

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Eyes not focusing properly, or just tired/dry eyes; what to try?

Eyes not focusing properly, or just tired/dry eyes; what to try?

Dry eye: Your description sounds like dry eye. Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ountment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Is not blinking damaging to the eyes?

Is not blinking damaging to the eyes?

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

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Can using computer affect your eye if you have pink eye?

Can using computer affect your eye if you have pink eye?

No: Pink eye due to viral conjunctivitis may cause your eyes to feel irritated for 2 weeks. Computer use which can dry out your tear film can exacerbate those symptoms, but it does not hurt your eyes otherwise. ...Read more

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Can you use artificial tears while contacts are still in your eyes?

Can you use artificial tears while contacts are still  in your eyes?

Yes: You should use the ones that are labelled "for use with contact lenses.". ...Read more

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Can watching TV, looking at LCD monitors or mobile LCD cause eye floaters? What about the very bright lights? Anything to help improving eye floaters?

Can watching TV, looking at LCD monitors or mobile LCD cause eye floaters? What about the very bright lights? Anything to help improving eye floaters?

No: Other than surgery, nothing can get rid of floaters. And surgery just to remove floaters is rarely done but it does involve risks. If you have a sudden onset of new floaters, you need a dilated eye exam. ...Read more

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Amblyopia (lazy eye) in both eyes, what do you recommend?

Amblyopia (lazy eye) in both eyes, what do you recommend?

Doubtful both eyes: Amblyopia is a condition in which an eye which is otherwise normal, sees less well. It is almost always caused by some eye malposition or refractive differencies between the two eyes in infancy and early childhood. The pattern of amblyopia becomes fixed if not treated by age 8 years. After that, exercises, etc. Cannot correct the condition. You probably have one normal eye and one seeing less well. ...Read more

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Are there are eye exercises that can improve my eye sight?

Are there are eye exercises that can improve my eye sight?

Eye exercises: Eye exercises actually exist for some who have underlying unsuspected eye muscle problems or can make eye muscle surgery more successful. ...Read more

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What to do if there's constant dry gritty eyes! eye drops arent working!?

What to do if there's constant dry gritty eyes! eye drops arent working!?

See Eye MD: See an ophthalmologist to help you with this problem. ...Read more

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What causes eyes to not focus properly when someone is farsighted?

What causes eyes to not focus properly when someone is farsighted?

Eye too short: The focusing lands behind the retina, because the eyeball is too short from front to back. In near-sighted people, the eyeball is too big, so the light is focused in front of the retina. ...Read more

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Both my eyes are fine but one non dominant eye does not focus unless i close the dominant eye, why is this?

Both my eyes are fine but one non dominant eye does not focus unless i close the dominant eye, why is this?

MYOPIA: You may have a refractive problem like myopia (near sightedness) or other refractive errors associated with your deviated eye. You need to see an ophthalmologist for best answer. ...Read more

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Use travatan for 7 months and am experiencing eye color change & bloodshot eyes. Is there anything i can use to counteract the bloodshot eyes?

Use travatan for 7 months and am experiencing eye color change & bloodshot eyes. Is there anything i can use to counteract the bloodshot eyes?

Stop the medicine: Both the eye color change and the bloodshot eyes are unwanted side effects from travatan. Your ophthalmologist will need to change you to a different type of medication to lower eye pressure. ...Read more

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Are there any glasses that could correct the vision at least 50%? I have albinism with eyes problems: nystagmus, astigmatism, photophobia.

Are there any glasses that could correct the vision at least 50%? 
I have albinism with eyes problems: nystagmus, astigmatism, photophobia.

Probably not: Vision in albinism is limited by the effect of the lack of pigment on the central vision which is permanently lowered. You are asking if eyeglasses can improve on your current best and that is unlikely assuming you have already seen an ophthalmologist for eyeglasses and eye evaluation. ...Read more

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Is it okay if you blink your eyes during lasik eye surgery?

Is it okay if you blink your eyes during lasik eye surgery?

U wont be able to: During lasik surgery your surgeon will place a lid speculum in your eye which will prevent you from blinking. Usually you are given numbing eye drops so you wont feel anything other than some mild pressure. I tell my lasik pts that their only job during lasik is to relax and follow the light. ...Read more

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Dry eyes issue. Been using eye drops to keep lubrication.eyes feel sore after prolonged use of computer. is Computer related job good?

Dry eyes issue. Been using eye drops to keep lubrication.eyes feel sore after prolonged use of computer. is Computer related job good?

There are: more specific treatments for dry eyes..visit your OPTHAMOLOGIST for an exam and specific Treatment!!! Then take the job (if it's worthwhile) Your dry eyes SHOULD NOT PREVENT YOU from taking a job you are qualified for! Dr Z ...Read more

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Could dry contact lenses cause issues with eye tracking when being examined for concussion? PT said some difficulty tracking w left eye.

Could dry contact lenses cause issues with eye tracking when being examined for concussion? PT said some difficulty tracking w left eye.

No, your PT was: checking your cranial nerves, which include those to all the muscles that move your eyes about in different directions. So, see your doctor for a neurological exam if you don't know whether your " visual tracking" problem pre-existed, or was present, prior to your injury. ...Read more