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Should eyes track together?

Should eyes track together?

Yes: Except the first couple of months of life in an newborn the eyes should track together. If the eyes deviate sometimes it is an "intermittent" deviation. If full time it is a full deviation. If this is in children in needs immediate attention by an eye md. ...Read more

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What does it mean "your eyes do not track together"?

What does it mean "your eyes do not track together"?

Binocular vision: 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

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What does it mean if your baby's eyes do not track together?

What does it mean if your baby's eyes do not track together?

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

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What does it mean if your baby's "eyes do not track together"?

What does it mean if your baby's "eyes do not track together"?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Eyes do not track together?

What is the definition or description of: Eyes do not track together?

Strabismus.: This is a laymans description of an eye muscle disorder
that can be diagnosed and treated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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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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Headaches. Random numbness in hands, feet, arm, leg, face and back. Urinary & digestive track issues. Vision focus issues. Pain behind eyes. Ms?

Headaches. Random numbness in hands, feet, arm, leg, face and back. Urinary & digestive track issues. Vision focus issues. Pain behind eyes. Ms?

Possibly: Multiple sclerosis can present with a multitude of different symptoms. Certainly some of which you have mentioned. Given the number of complaints you have, I would suggest prompt neurologic evaluation. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Many issues: 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

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is "eye tracking dysfunction"?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is "eye tracking dysfunction"?

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

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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?

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

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I have my first appointment with a neuro ophthalmologist tomorrow because of eye tracking issues. What will happen at this appointment?

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

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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

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Both of my eyes are red and mucus is coming out eyes be stuck together?

Both of my eyes are red and mucus is coming out eyes be stuck together?

Virus? /cold soaks: May be caused by a virus. Try cold soaks, make sure to wash your hands well with soap/water to prevent spreading this. Get checked by an eye dr if persists more than a couple of days or if you're uncomfortable. ...Read more

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My son has a runny eyes, when he sleep. And wakes up with his eyes shut together. ... Help?

My son has a runny eyes, when he sleep. And wakes up with his eyes shut together. ... Help?

Conjunctivitis: Your child has conjunctivitis. If it occurs only at night there may be something in his bedroom that he is allergic to. One of the chief culprits could be stuffed animals. See your doctor for eyedrops after you have baby proof the bedroom. ...Read more

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My son has a runny eyes, when he sleep. And wakes up with his eyes shut together. ... Help?

My son has a runny eyes, when he sleep. And wakes up with his eyes shut together. ... Help?

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

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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 samething is coming out of my eyes?

Blepharitis: Its a chronic condition like dandruff- your lashes/lids have crusting from the glands. Scrub your lashes clean with baby shampoo every morning, and consider antibiotic ointment on your lashes at bedtime. Omega 3 oils supplementsalso helpful. ...Read more

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My eyes are red and in pain. When I wake up my eyelashes stick together something 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

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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

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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.

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.

See Specialist: Given your persistent symptoms I would suggest making an appointment to see an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) for further workup and evaluation. Changes in vision could be fixed easily with glasses/contacts. ...Read more

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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?

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

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My eyes stick together when I wake up. Is this normal?

My eyes stick together when I wake up. Is this normal?

No: There are a number of possibilites for this. See an ophthalmologist to help you with it. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Conjunctivitis-pinke: You are describing conjunctivitis of the eyes (pink eye). The most likely cause is viral. Gunk can be removed from eyes using warm moist clean compresses. Need to be seen by doctor asap if eyelids are hard or there is swelling around the eyes. ...Read more

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I can t balance with my eyes shut and feet together should I go see a doctor?

I can t balance with my eyes shut and feet together should I go see a doctor?

Yes: Balance depends on the inner ear, sight, and pressure input from your body. If you can't balance with your eyes closed one or both of the other senses are not working properly, and you need to find out why. ...Read more

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My eyes keep getting stuck together when I'm asleep. Is that a sign of pink eye?

My eyes keep getting stuck together when I'm asleep. Is that a sign of pink eye?

Could be: Referred to as matting of eyelids, this can be a sign of conjunctivitis -- which is an eye infection or inflammation. Other conditions such as blepharitis can also cause it. ...Read more

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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

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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

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: 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

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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?

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

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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

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: 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

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Sore eyes/discharge/eyes stuck together/ red eyes -what is it? And should she stay off school?

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

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What does bilateral acute sphenoid sinusitis mean? My eyes have been swelling together and lots of headaches as well as blurred vision and dizziness.

What does bilateral acute sphenoid sinusitis mean? My eyes have been swelling together and lots of headaches as well as blurred vision and dizziness.

Sphenoid sinusitis: This is a rare but dangerous sinusitis. The optic nerve travels very close to the sphenoid sinus and an infection can cause inflammation around the neurovascular supply of the eyes. You will most likely need surgery by an ENT to open and drain the sphenoid sinuses. ...Read more

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Have noticed some symptoms flare together - extreme fatigue, dry eyes, heart palpitations. Could this be an autoimmune problem or more likely anxiety?

Have noticed some symptoms flare together - extreme fatigue, dry eyes, heart palpitations. Could this be an autoimmune problem or more likely anxiety?

Uncertain: Would need more information to guide you. There are many other considerations beside anxiety and autoimmune. You can discuss this with your physicians. You will need an evalaution, laboratory and even possible imaging to help clarify your question. ...Read more

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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.

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