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Eyes Not Tracking Together
Think of the brain as a computer (cpu) that receives input from both eyes to simultaneously see in 3d and in focus.
Both eyes need to move in rhythm for this and also properly aligned therein. There are various ocular to neural causes for poor tracking that need to be investigated. ...Read more
Could be important: Depends a lot on the age. For the first few weeks of life, it is common for the eyes to appear misaligned and "not track well" together. After a couple months, most babies will fixate well and the eyes track well together. Mention the symptom to your pediatrician, and see if a referral to an eye md or pediatric ophthalmologist is advisable. ...Read more
Depends: Babies eyes do not need to completely track together until around nine months of age. If the eye exam is otherwise normal, and your child is under 9 months of age, I would follow. If one eye is constantly looking in one direction, that is different, and the child should be seen. ...Read more
This is a laymans description of an eye muscle disorder
that can be diagnosed and treated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Have 3 lymph nodes in my neck that hurt appeared in the last day on my neck. Last night my eyes started not tracking together What could be causeing?
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
Headaches. Random numbness in hands, feet, arm, leg, face and back. Urinary & digestive track issues. Vision focus issues. Pain behind eyes. Ms?
36yoF, WBC 11k, CRP 20. 3 wks fatigue, GI upset, occ headache, 3x night sweats. Now waking up dizzy and nauseated, eyes slow to track fast obj. Help.?
Please start with a visit to your Primary doctor. You will be examined and laboratory studies ordered.
If the results don't carefully help you improve your Primary doctor should take care of you and also refer you to a Psychologist to help you through some of your issues.
Please keep me posted. Wish you well. ...Read more
Questionable term: This is a common term used by optometrists who define this to indicate that somehow the eyes do not work well together. It is part of a workup they have devised to try and get the naive into programs of 'optometric visual therapy' which is an expensive exercise in generally futile but lucrative office examinations and "treatments" ...Read more
My 19m old is right on track, makes eye contact, and knows many words. However, she repeats those words constantly. Is this normal for her age?
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10 week old sometimes avoids eye contact (particularly while being held). Other times, he coos, smiles n tracks well but mostly while lying down. Help?
Development varies: Slightly with each infant, and if he is making good eye contact while lying down, cooing and smiling, it sounds like he is on track. It may be that when he is upright, there are so many more sights to see that his eye contact with you is intermittent, compared to looking at you vs a boring ceiling when lying down. Keep talking and interacting with you baby, but share concerns at next check up. ...Read more
I have my first appointment with a neuro ophthalmologist tomorrow because of eye tracking issues. What will happen at this appointment?
Examination: A neuro-ophthalmologist is a specialist in the interaction between the nervous system and eye function. You will have a complete eye examination, an emphasis on eye motion, probably a field of vision test and if anything is positive you might have some radiological exams ordered. The testing is low stress, many consider fun, and you can have tracking dysfunction evaluated. Don't worry. ...Read more
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
Sounds like: Blepharospasm (spasm of the eyelids). This is a rare phenomenon that is caused by unusual activity of a nervous mechanism in the brain, basically of unknown cause. It may only be temporary but if it persists you should seek help. ...Read more
For 24 hours now, it seems as if my eyes are refusing to work together. If I have both of them open, they refuse to focus on the same object.?
Don't wait!: Go see an ophthalmologist immediately, or even a neuro ophthalmologist ...Read more
My eyes are red and in pain. When I wake up my eyelashes stick together samething is coming out of my eyes?
My eyes are red and in pain. When I wake up my eyelashes stick together something is coming out of my eyes?
Get an exam: You may have a condition called blepharitis. There are several kinds. You need to see an eye doctor to make the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
When my eyes are closed I see black shadows moving together and then apart from each other with intermittent flashes of light in-between. Serious?
Normal: The eye and brain do not like to have a pattern of incoming information interrupted. When you close your eyes, the signal diminishes substantially and your normally active eye and brain send internal patterns and signals to compensate. Don't worry about this and enjoy the show. ...Read more
I have on and off blurring in my left eye especially at night. It also feels like my eyes aren't working properly together when I have this blurring.
Hi. I wanted to know what is happening with me. Every time that I move my eyes, my head moves together and I feel my neck contracts. What should I hav?
More history: Unfortunately, your presentation is not specific for any type of disease. Therefore, more history and examination is needed to determine the cause of your concerns. ...Read more
No: There are a number of possibilites for this. See an ophthalmologist to help you with it. ...Read more
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Can atacand cause blurry eyes been on 8mg for 6 months together with 7.5mg of plendil (felodipine)?
No: Either medicines do not cause blurred vision, unless your BP is very high! ...Read more
My son has had gunk in his eyes all day and went for a 2 hour sleep and woke up with eyes stuck together and really swollen eyes?
Hi dear doctor, I am eating GOJI concentrate and blueberry concentrate, aiming to benefit my eyes and visions, can they be eaten together?
It seems so.: As far as I could research I could find no reason why not but ask your doctor anyway. ...Read more
If macular pucker in both eyes that may need surgery at different times, would it be difficult for the corrected vision in both eyes to work together?
What can I do if my eyes kept getting stuck together while I was asleep is that a sign of pink eye?
Blepharitis: More likely, it is a sign of blepharitis or other similar conditions. Information about blepharitis is available online. We recommend that you see your eye doctor to ensure that there is not a more serious condition. ...Read more
I went to opthamologist burned the surface layer of my eyes also inhaled fumes but don't know what kind of doc to go to I am a female courrier and had a box a phamaldehide and bx mustard seed and hot spices from india that together fumed
If you are coughing, feel shortness of breath, and or have chest tightness after inhaling the fumes, then you should see your primary care doctor right away or present to an urgent care/er. A pulmonologist (lung doctor) would be a good choice as well. However, depending on your insurance you may need to go through your primary first. It sounds like you may have sufferred a pneumonitis (inflammation) of the lung. This can be confirmed with a chest x-ray and othe rdiagnostic tests. The treatment is usuaaly supportive (oxygen etc.) often times antibiotics are needed.
Please seek help. All the best. ...Read more
Afraid I have MS. I've had can't focus both eyes together kidney area hurts an blood after period. Body tense feels outta place. Other warning-signs?
See a doctor ASAP: Your description does not sound like ms but could be consistent with something serious. You should see a regular doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
Why am I bleeding after intercourse? I am almost 20 years old and my boyfriend and I have been together for about a year. Last may I had the IUD put in. Since then my periods are completely random and hard to track. Sometimes they last one day, sometimes
Bleeding after intercourse can occur for a variety of reasons, including irritation of the cervix from an iud string. Other common causes include cervical polyps (small benign growths on the cervix that can bleed on contact) and infection of the cervix (cervicitis). A much more rare but serious cause of bleeding after intercourse is cancer of the cervix.
The bottom line is, if you are experiencing bleeding after intercourse and have not seen a medical provider to have it evaluated, you should.
A review of your history, a pelvic exam, and in some cases a pap smear, cultures from the cervix, or other tests will identify the cause and allow the correct treatment, if needed. ...Read more
Viral conjunctivitis: You may have pink eye (viral conjunctivitis). This is contagious and can be spread by your hands and anything you touch. I recommend you stay home from school and go to your eye doctor to rule out other conditions such as allergy or infection. Wash your hands, use cool compresses to the eyes and artificial tears to help with your symptoms. It will go away in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more
What does bilateral acute sphenoid sinusitis mean? My eyes have been swelling together and lots of headaches as well as blurred vision and dizziness.
Have noticed some symptoms flare together - extreme fatigue, dry eyes, heart palpitations. Could this be an autoimmune problem or more likely anxiety?
I have white eye discharge in the morning, it doesn't cause my eyes to be stuck together, its very sticky. I currently have a sinus and ear infection.
Tear duct plugged: Some times a sinus infection can interfere with the emptying of tear fluid from the inner corner of the eye where a tear sac is located. This can result in a simple film that can be wiped away with a clean cloth. As long as the eyelids do not become inflamed you can monitor the situation & it should fade as the other issues improve. ...Read more
Yes: They don't interfere with each other.Get a more detailed answer ›