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What is it called when you have eye surgery where the bag of fluid behind the eye is removed?

What is it called when you have eye surgery where the bag of fluid behind the eye is removed?

Vitrectomy: Removal of the vitreous, the material that fills the eye behind the lens and in front of the retina, is done for a number of reasons, including bleeding, infection, to treat or prevent retina detachment and rarely to remove floaters from the eye if they are severely disabling. ...Read more

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Fluid behind the eye causing fuzzy vision in one eye/what will a fluorescein angiography tell them?

Fluid behind the eye causing fuzzy vision in one eye/what will a fluorescein angiography tell them?

Where/what leaks: There are many causes for leaking of fluid in the retina. Treatment depends on the underlying cause, and location, of the leak. Fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography (oct) are the main tools used to determine the cause and location of the leak, and the best treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fluid behind the eye causing fuzzy vision in one eye they want to do a fluorescein angiography to confirm.?

What to do if I have fluid behind the eye causing fuzzy vision in one eye they want to do a fluorescein angiography to confirm.?

Complete exam: Your eye doctor is trying to evaluate the source of the fluid. Fluorescein angiography maps the blood vessels in the back of the eye and can show if fluid is leaking from any of the vessels. It will help them with diagnosing and treating the fluid. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had migraine over a week ago. Pain in my left eye has persisted. It is a mild ache behind the eye, no visible symptoms but hurts to look up/down?

I had migraine over a week ago. Pain in my left eye has persisted. It is a mild ache behind the eye, no visible symptoms but hurts to look up/down?

See an eye doc: You need to consult an ophthalmologist.
If you have pain with eye movement it could be inflammatory source. Migraine in the eye has more of visual symptom that only last 15-20 minutes. ...Read more

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What could cause bleeding behind the eye?

What could cause bleeding behind the eye?

Do you mean back?: The most common bleeding in the back of the eye (at the retina) is due to diabetes and vascular anomalies. This can be more likely if blood thinners are in the mix. Less common conditions are parasitic infections and some inherited conditions. Trauma of course is also common. If you truly mean 'behind' the eye ball, then this rare event is usually traumatic or do to blood vessel disease. ...Read more

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What is the cause of headaches behind the eye?

What is the cause of headaches behind the eye?

Many possible: Multiple causes are possible. Most common would be sinus disease, migraine, or eyestrain from overuse of the eyes for prolonged reading or computer use. Thyroid disease, growths behind the eyes, are much less likely causes. If the pains persist, you should see an ophthalmologist, and if the eye exam is normal, your regular doctor may refer to ENT or neurology. ...Read more

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What exactly can pressure behind the eye and trouble seeing be from?

What exactly can pressure behind the eye and trouble seeing be from?

Sinus or worse: Most pain and pressure in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go see your doctor. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) or around the eye. You need to see an eye doctor to really rule this out. ...Read more

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What are black. Dots behind the eye a sign of?

What are black. Dots behind the eye a sign of?

Floaters: Usually black spots in your vision are components of the vitreous humor that's normally found in the back of your eye. As you age, the vitreous breaks down and you see the edges of it. This usually is not a sign of a problem unless you have a lot of sudden floaters or flashes as well. ...Read more

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What could pressure behind the eye and trouble seeing be?

What could pressure behind the eye and trouble seeing be?

Depends on other: Symptoms and the duration of symptoms but consider things like sinus infections, tumors, optic nerve or muscle issues etc. I would have your doctor examine you to figure out the right cause. ...Read more

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What might be the cause of a temporary smudge in the center of vision in one eye followed by days of pain behind the eye?

What might be the cause of a temporary smudge in the center of vision in one eye followed by days of pain behind the eye?

Central blurred: vision that is transient could be a vitreous body opacity (vitreous floater). That in itself should be evaluated by a dilated retinal exam for possible retinal tears, breaks or even vitreous hemorrhage. The pain behind the eye may or may not be associated with the visual disturbance. If it is related, this could indicate an optic nerve issue and you should be evaluated by your Ophthalmologist ASAP ...Read more

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Behind the eye pain+migraines. Looking for some answers. What can I do?

Behind the eye pain+migraines. Looking for some answers. What can I do?

See a physician: Migraines can be successfully treated. You should see a primary physician or neurologist for management of your migraines. ...Read more

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Thin blood vessels behind the eye, should I be concerned?

Thin blood vessels behind the eye, should I be concerned?

Retina abnormality??: Are you implying it was noted inside your eye? Unable to directly "visualize" blood vessels "behind" eye without orbital scanning. I would seek clarification from whomever noted this finding. ...Read more

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Do dry eye contacts ever get stuck behind the eye?

Do dry eye contacts ever get stuck behind the eye?

No: There are tissues that close off the front of the eye - but it sure can feel like it's stuck there! Just add some lubricating fluid, keep blinking, and you should be able to move it into reach to remove. ...Read more

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A bug hit me in the eye and I did not see it come out. Is it possible for a bug to go behind the eye ball?

A bug hit me in the eye and I did not see it come out. Is it possible for a bug to go behind the eye ball?

No: A bug or other foreign body can get trapped under the lid but it cannot get behind the eye. It usually is quite painful when this occurs. An ophthalmologist can examine your eye to see if there is a bug trapped. ...Read more

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Someone put a great deal of pressure on my friends eye during a fight and she said it hurts behind the eye, what does this mean/what should she do?

Uveitis: Injury to the eye an cause inflammation in the front, anterior uveitis and sometimes the back if the eye? Posterior uveitis. Untreated anterior uveitis will result in potentially blinding cataracts (clouding of the lens through which light must past and be focused) and glaucoma (high pressure in the eye). Your friend needs to be under a doctors care. ...Read more

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I feel pain on my right eye. It's like the pain is behind the eye and on top of it. Is it some kind of infection?

I feel pain on my right eye. It's like the pain is behind the eye and on top of it. Is it some kind of infection?

Possible: Infection is one possible reason for this pain. There are many other possibilties. See an ophthalmologist to evaluate this. ...Read more

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Can stress and crying cause hemorrhage behind the eye?

Can stress and crying cause hemorrhage behind the eye?

No: I can't imagine crying enough to make your eyes bleed. To make your eyes red...Yes. Bleed...No. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you go in for an exam and the doctor says there is more black then white behind the eye and sends you to another doctor?

What does it mean when you go in for an exam and the doctor says there is more black then white behind the eye and sends you to another doctor?

Need to ask more? 's: I would not had left that Dr. Office without some sort of explanation from the Dr. You deserve as much!!!! ...Read more

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I seem to get alot of headaches behind the eye. I also have bad sinus problems. Is there any way to help it get better & for those headaches to stop?

I seem to get alot of headaches behind the eye. I also have bad sinus problems. Is there any way to help it get better & for those headaches to stop?

Yes: Usually behind the eye headaches are sinus headaches. So treat the sinus, and the headaches might improve. If you've tried OTC antihistaminics and saline flushes and they haven't improved your sinus, it's time to see your doctor for prescription medication that could include nasal steroids. If medication fails an ENT could help you and provide surgical solutions. ...Read more

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Will blood thinning medication cause bleeding behind the eye?

Will blood thinning medication cause bleeding behind the eye?

Anticoagulation eye: Anticoagulation medications like Aspirin and coumadin, (warfarin) will not cause bleeding. However, if bleeding is started for instance from trauma, blood dyscrasias, or blood vessel anomalies, then bleeding from these sources can be prolonged and exaggerated. In most cases, the blood thinner should be stopped while the cause of bleeding is addressed. ...Read more

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How can an eye oncologist tell is there is a malignancy behind the eye without a biopsy?

How can an eye oncologist tell is there is a malignancy behind the eye without a biopsy?

Depends: If you mean behind the eyeball, that is something you can only see on an MRI and often times it is difficult to do a biopsy. A neurosurgeon will have to do it.
If behind the eye you mean on the retina, then cancers in this area usually have a typical appearance (like melanoma or metastasis or lymphoma) and you can make the diagnosis without biopsy. ...Read more

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What could cause severe migraine like headaches always on the left side with enormous pressure behind the eye?

Atyical headache: Sometimes other additional causes such as stress, allergies, sinus, deviated septum or uncorrected vision imbalances can present this way. ...Read more

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Can a stress test increase bleeding behind the eye because of increased blood pressure during the test?

Can a stress test increase bleeding behind the eye because of increased blood pressure during the test?

Retinal bleeding: Very high blood pressure can cause retinal hemorrhage but it is not common. It would be very rare for the stress test to be allowed to go on with the blood pressure high enough to cause intra-retinal bleeding. ...Read more