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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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After getting a sinus infection, my vision gets blurry in one eye (mostly peripheral) after being in sunlight or fluorescent lighting for a long time ?

After getting a sinus infection, my vision gets blurry in one eye (mostly peripheral) after being in sunlight or fluorescent lighting for a long time ?

Ans: Well first you must clear the sinus infection. Make sure you steam and have the steam clean the sinus Cohen of the problem continues with the eye you better see the opthomoligist ...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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Hi. Fluorescent lights really bother my eyes. Is there something I can take for this or a specific sunglasses for this condition? Thank you

Hi. Fluorescent lights really bother my eyes. Is there something I can take for this or a specific sunglasses for this condition? Thank you

Table lamp: The best way to avoid this sensation is to change to incandescent or LED light bulbs. If you can't change the fixtures above then try putting an incandescent table lamp in your work station. That will bleach out the rapid cycling of the fluorescent fixtures in your work area. ...Read more

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Hello I'm Using a Application On my Phone to filter out the "blue light" does it actually works to increase the quality of sleep and better eye health?

Hello I'm Using a Application On my Phone to filter out the "blue light" does it actually works to increase the quality of sleep and better eye health?

Not useful: The light emitted from a phone, regardless of the color, has too little intensity to be of any harm to the eye. The application is just a marketing tool and note useful. ...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