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Can a fluorescent light bulb cause eye problems?

Can a fluorescent light bulb cause eye problems?

Fluorescent: A fluorescent bulb emits ultraviolet rays, which can harm the eye. Make sure the light has a plastic cover to block some of this radiation, and do not spend a lot of time staring at the light. ...Read more

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3 weeks boy. White-blond hair. Pupils seem to be black, but has greyish ring in iris. Fluorescent light reflects off eyes. Has brown freckle. Albinism?

3 weeks boy. White-blond hair. Pupils seem to be black, but has greyish ring in iris. Fluorescent light reflects off eyes. Has brown freckle. Albinism?

Oculocutaneous: Albinism is a group of 4 conditions, each caused by a specific gene mutation inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. When both parents carry the gene mutation, each of their children has a 25% chance of having oca. See his pediatrician ; a pediatric ophthalmologist for diagnosis ; referral to a geneticist if he has it. Lack of melanin in the retina causes vision problems, so you need to know. ...Read more

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I lose control of my legs and fall. Fatigue, fluorescent lights, seem to trigger this. I have tbi, chronic sinusitis, headaches, sometimes drooping eye. Ok to ignore because it's just a headache?

I lose control of my legs and fall.  Fatigue, fluorescent lights, seem to trigger this.  I have tbi, chronic sinusitis, headaches, sometimes drooping eye.  Ok to ignore because it's just a headache?

Wouldn't ignore: Your symptoms don't sound like a smile headache. I would see your primary physician about your episodes. Headache shod be the conclusion after other more serious causes of weakness and visual changes have been ruled out. ...Read more

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My eyes are often sensitive to light, feel dry and they hurt. Is there a vitamin deficiency causing this? What can I take to better my eye health?

My eyes are often sensitive to light, feel dry and they hurt. Is there a vitamin deficiency causing this? What can I take to better my eye health?

Stepwise approach : Causes are multiple so cause is investigated. Sometimes it is a local problem such as allergies. Systemic problems such as rheumotoid arthritis treatment is stepwise. Local treatment such as drops is first. Prescription drops are next. Punctual plugs interfere with restasis. Here is our approach http://one.Aao.Org/asset.Axd?Id=900d3edd-65ce-4fc2-8a58-1cf8e17c20d5. ...Read more

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How are certain types of food related to your eye health?

How are certain types of food related to your eye health?

Balanced diet: Eating a balanced diet which is rich in antioxidants, taking a daily multivitamin with lutein and omega-3 fatty acid supplements are helpful in maintaining healthy eyes. Avoiding tobacco products is also important. ...Read more

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How does your diet affect your eye health?

How does your diet affect your eye health?

Diet is important: There has been much research done that shows your diet is directly related to your eye health. High fat diets have been linked to age-related macular degeneration (amd). Smoking is also a risk factor for amd. Certain nutrients have been shown to be helpful in patients with amd. You should consult with a retina specialist to determine if you should be taking certain eye vitamins. ...Read more

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What can I do in regards to improving my eye health and getting contacts again?

What can I do in regards to improving my eye health and getting contacts again?

Improve tear film: keep the eyes from drying out is your best bet! Prevent eyes from feeling dry, good eye hygiene. Take contacts out at night to prevent against proteinaceous build up on lens. ...Read more

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What are some medicines to improve eye health?

What are some medicines to improve eye health?

Lutein, zeaxanthin: For certain forms of macular degeneration the above nutrients may possibly be helpful. Vitamin a is needed to maintain eye health. So is vitamin d. ...Read more

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What does your eye health indicate about your overall health?

What does your eye health indicate about your overall health?

A hint: Your ophthalmologist can look at your eyes and get a clue to conditions like diabetes, hypertension and many inherited diseases. Other disease may not be refrlected in an eye examination so an eye examination should be part of an overall health evaluation directed by your family doctor or internist. ...Read more

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What can I do to improve eye health and vision?

What can I do to improve eye health and vision?

Good lifestyle: Heredity plays a dominant role but if you eat well, exercise and visit your ophthalmologist regularly, you will maximize your changes to maintain good eye health and vision. ...Read more

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