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Can u fix wide set eyes. I really can't look people in the eyes because my eyes are spaced apart is there any way to make them closer in?

Can u fix wide set eyes. I really can't look people in the eyes because my eyes are spaced apart is there any way to make them closer in?

Usually yes: If you mean that one eye or both are misaligned such that the eyes don't point at the same target together (called exotropia, a form of strabismus) then yes. Eye muscle surgery is commonly performed both to improve cosmetic results & to reduce any double vision. Otherwise, if distance between pupils is more than average & eyes are straight, surgery is generally not recommended for this situation ...Read more

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My friend is having eye floaters since last 5 years and he is getting irritation with it. Is there any medical treatment apart from surgery?

My friend is having eye floaters since last 5 years and he is getting irritation with it. Is there any medical treatment apart from surgery?

Little but surgery: Surgery is a last resort and is only considered when the floaters are continuous, prevent normal vision and interfere with lifestyle. A few very anteriorly placed floaters can be dispersed with laser treatment. There is no medical treatment for floaters. ...Read more

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Are wide side eyes a bad thing?

Are wide side eyes a bad thing?

Please clarify: Not sure what you mean by "wide side eyes". If you meant "wide set eyes", meaning the eyes are farther apart than average, this is not a bad thing, just a normal variation in facial anatomy. ...Read more

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When do I need to seek medical help for mattery eyes?

When do I need to seek medical help for mattery eyes?

Vision, symptoms: If you have mattery eyes, it can be due to tear deficiency, blepharitis (which is like eyelid dandruff) or something more serious. Seek an ophthalmologist if the vision is affected, the eyes hurt, there is pus, lashes are falling out, there is chronic redness, or the condition persists. ...Read more

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Feeling weight on eyes. What does it means medically?

Feeling weight on eyes. What does it means medically?

Not really weight: Your eyes may have a heavy/pressure feeling, but this rarely means that real pressure is building in your eye (glaucoma). The main reasons for this are that your eye surface is dry/irritated, or that you're getting eyestrain from trying to do near vision work. This latter condition is an age-related focus dysfunction (presbyopia) that can be fixed with glasses. See your doctor just to be safe. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the medical term for seeing stars in front of your eyes?

Please help! What is the medical term for seeing stars in front of your eyes?

Photopsias: Photopsias are light flashes originating from mechanical stimulation of the retina. There are a variety of causes. The classic "seeing stars" comes from a direct hit. There is no actual term for this but photopsias will do as an alternative. ...Read more

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Is there a medical term for eyes that can change between blue, green and brown?

Is there a medical term for eyes that can change between blue, green and brown?

No such thing: Eyes do not change color. Some hazel or green eyes will appear to be different when certain colors are worn, but they do not actually change color. ...Read more

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Does double vision cause your eyes to spread apart. Such as a lot of space between eyes. Eyes far apart?

Does double vision cause your eyes to spread apart. Such as a lot of space between eyes. Eyes far apart?

Need Examination: Double vision is an important sign of a problem. If you have double vision and/or deviation of the eyes you need to see a Doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What is a medical/psychological term for empty eyes?

What is a medical/psychological term for empty eyes?

I don't think there: Is a medical/psychological term for empty eyes. Since you have been waiting for a while, my guess is that there is not one. It could be used as a description of someone who is despondent ; not making eye contact when speaking with people. ...Read more

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Is there any medical term to describe "difficulty in fantasizing things" means when we close eyes and reminds past memories.

Hope more reply too: There could be various reasons for such a difficulty, but in psychotherapy some might call it resistance or defensiveness. Some forms of brain damage could result in such a problem too. It's also possible that some may never develop the skill at all due to intellectual deficits or cultural values. Borderline trauma at Piaget's stage VI can do it. ...Read more

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What is the medical explanation for why some peoples vision is better than others. Am I just born with bad eyes? Or a dysfunction while developing?

What is the medical explanation for why some peoples vision is better than others. Am I just born with bad eyes? Or a dysfunction while developing?

Few are perfect.: Vision is determined by the shape and clarity of the lens and cornea and the length of the eye. In addition there ha to be normal retina and optic nerve. I see hundreds of patients where these are not normal. Most commonly people are myopic-the eye is long and people need glasses. Very few are perfect. They just put up with less than perfect vision and don't wear glasses. ...Read more

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Medical ethanol got into my eye. What would happen to my eyes?

Medical ethanol got into my eye. What would happen to my eyes?

Damage: This could act as a desiccant or strong irritant. Needs washed out thoroughly at the time of occurrence and then to see optometrist or ophthalmologist. This would be to scan the cornea for irritation or other problems. See the doc to make sure your eyes are ok.
do not wear contacts until you do. ...Read more

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What is it called when your eyes water? Is there a medical term for this?

What is it called when your eyes water? Is there a medical term for this?

Epiphora: Consistent watery eyes = epiphora. This can be due to a blocked tear drainage (duct) or even dry eyes. Dry eyes cause watery eyes due to a reflex pathway which tells your brain "my eye are dry" so it send a signal to the lacrimal gland to create more tears. If the drainage of tear outflow is blocked, then any tears you make will just overflow out of the eyelids, instead of draining out. ...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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Does fraser syndrome cause wide set eyes?

Does fraser syndrome cause wide set eyes?

Yes, it can: Fraser syndrome is an autosomal recessive congenital disorder characterized by developmental defects including cryptophthalmos (where the eyelids fail to separate in each eye), and malformations in the genitals, and mental retardation, among other defects. Hypertelorism, or increased separation between the eyes, has also been noted. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Wide set eyes?

What is the definition or description of: Wide set eyes?

Hypertelorism: Hypertelorism is an increase in the distance between the bony orbits, in which the eyes lie. It can be due to a variety of causes and is measured by the interpupillary distance. Hhypertelorism is an anatomic condition associated with a heterogeneous group of congenital disorders, it is believed that the underlying mechanism of hypertelorism is also heterogeneous. ...Read more

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What serious medical condition causes dark/yellowish circles around eyes?

What serious medical condition causes dark/yellowish circles around eyes?

Dark Circles: Circles under eye can be due to: allergy "allergic shiners", fatigue, genetic variation, aging. Lower lid skin is very thin so blood vessels under skin can make area look dark. Various topical remedies try to help but only mask the condition with no cure. What helps: drink 8 cups water/day, sunblock, hat, enough rest; avoid rubbing; makeup; facial plastic surgery when severe; allergist can hel. ...Read more

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For a person who always seems to have dark sunken eyes is there something medically wrong?

For a person who always seems to have dark sunken eyes is there something medically wrong?

Deep set orbit: Nothing is medically wrong. Some people have anatomically deep set eyes. Also as we age, we can have fat atrophy around the eyes that causes the eyes to appear sunken in. ...Read more

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I opened my eyes wide and I had double Vision for a minute or two and went away is it normal to happen?

I opened my eyes wide and I had double Vision for a minute or two and went away is it normal to happen?

Muscle imbalance: When you strain your eyes to open widely, you are changing the neural input to the muscles that align your eyes. For some people that have a delicate balance in their alignment this can temporarily upset fusion and create double vision. ...Read more

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Why do my 9 month olds sons eyes not look as white as my 2 year old daughter? He has no medical problems and is healthy.

Why do my 9 month olds sons eyes not look as white as my 2 year old daughter? He has no medical problems and is healthy.

Can be normal: Variations in color can be normal and when babies are still young, the white may look a bit more bluish. ...Read more

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I was born with dark circles under my eyes I'm wondering if this is a medical problem and if there is any medication that will reduce the color.

I was born with dark circles under my eyes I'm wondering if this is a medical problem and if there is any medication that will reduce the color.

Dark Circles: Dark circles can be due to: allergy "allergic shiners", fatigue, genetic variation, aging. If they swell, check kidney, heart, thyroid function with md. Topical creams/fillers can help hide circles: only mask condition with no cure. What helps: drink 8 cups water/day, sunblock, hat, enough rest; avoid rubbing; makeup; facial plastic surgery when severe; allergist can help. ...Read more

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I'm having DCR Surgery for both eyes. May I ask, how long is the recovery takes? And how many days is given for medical leaves from work? Thanks

I'm having DCR Surgery for both eyes. May I ask, how long is the recovery takes? And how many days is given for medical leaves from work? Thanks

Recovery is rapid: Generally a DCR involves the insertion of tubes which can stay in place for 3-6 months. The recovery from the immediate surgery is rapid and you should be fully functional in 2-4 days at most. Medical leave depends upon your particular work situation and the terms of your work contract. There are no universal rules about this. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use your fingers to measure if your eyes are wide or close set?

Is it ok to use your fingers to measure if your eyes are wide or close set?

No: Opticians have instruments to make this measurement. It determines the spacing for the optical centration of eyeglass lenses. You can't do this by looking at your fingers. ...Read more

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Bright red eyes in a photo, could it indicate a medical condition?

Bright red eyes in a photo, could it indicate a medical condition?

No: The red eyes in photos is a reflection of the flash off of the retina. However if one eye is red and the other is not, there could be an eye problem present. ...Read more