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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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Extreme sensitivity to fluorescent light. Cause fuzzy feeling in head. High anxiety. Occasional wave sensation in head. Help!!

Extreme sensitivity to fluorescent light. Cause fuzzy feeling in head. High anxiety. Occasional wave sensation in head. Help!!

This could be: Sub-migraine headaches, so start with a general physical and ask for a referral, if needed, to a neurologist. This could also be atypical light sensitivity of just the eyes and eye/brain interactions. For this, see an ophthalmologist.
This should lower your anxiety, but if not, the anxiety could also cause hypersensitivity to external stimuli. Now, we have a different problem...anxiety. ...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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Can staring at a fluorescent lightbulb for a few minutes damage your eyes? I'd cover one eye and stare for 5 seconds then I would switch eyes. 2' away

Can staring at a fluorescent lightbulb for a few minutes damage your eyes? I'd cover one eye and stare for 5 seconds then I would switch eyes. 2' away

Not a problem: The overall intensity of a fluorescent bulb is too low to cause any damage to the back of the eye. Hopefully you will find more productive use of your time. ...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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During my last 2 pregnancies every time I am around fluorescent lights I get a fuzzy feeling in my head, tingling in scalp, and pressure in face.

During my last 2 pregnancies every time I am around fluorescent lights I get a fuzzy feeling in my head, tingling in scalp, and pressure in face.

Anything is possible: After years as a family practice physician, I still am amassed at the variability of a human body.

You description of symptoms are just another example.

This is not harmful to you but is just one of the things that make you a unique person. ...Read more

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Exposed to CO for about 1 yr. Some symptoms cleared, but I have problems w/ balance & sensitivity to fluorescent & WiFi, speech. Will clear w/ time?

Exposed to CO for about 1 yr. Some symptoms cleared, but I have problems w/ balance & sensitivity to fluorescent & WiFi, speech. Will clear w/ time?

CO exposure: It may hard to say as the timing of brain healing is not totally understood. May consider Provigil, checkf or B 12, Tsh, free T4 discuss lutein and xeathin supplement and also consider neurospychologic testing to examine the deficits. Follow up with neurologist it is important ...Read more

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Is wearing SPF 30+ enough protection? Do I really need a hat everyday or is that only recommended? Will fluorescent lights also cause flare-ups?

Is wearing SPF 30+ enough protection? Do I really need a hat everyday or is that only recommended? Will fluorescent lights also cause flare-ups?

What condition?: If you mean Polymorphic Light Eruption, then you will need to avoid exposure to lights which trigger your problem. SPF 30 is sufficient for partial sun protection but should be applied about 45 mins prior to exposure and every 2 hrs thereafter when exposed to the sun. Wearing a hat with wide brim is always a good idea. I still don't know whether you have lupus or something else. ...Read more

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Have had chest infections problems since October had flu jab non smoker but have asthma GERD arthritis ckd now hVe what seems like fluorescent urine?

Have had chest infections problems since October had flu jab non smoker but have asthma GERD arthritis ckd now hVe what seems like fluorescent urine?

Need good physician: With your multiple medical problems, each of which should be manageable, and your multiple medications, you need a single competent primary care physician to supervise you and offer the reassurance and guidance about a hanging-on chest cold (?) that we can't. "Fluorescent urine" is almost always medication or food coloring -- taking vitamin B2? ...Read more

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I hate the fluorescent lights at my work. What should I do?

Replace: Ask your employer to replace them or find another place to work. Replacing them would represent a significant expense to the employer and the lighting from other sources would probably not be sufficient for the work place; so I would not be optimistic that you can talk the employer into doing this. This leaves you with accepting them or finding a new place to work. ...Read more

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When I poo and I wipe my bum it's fluorescent green but my poo is normal?

When I poo and I wipe my bum it's fluorescent green but my poo is normal?

The thin particles: Of poo on your toilet paper may be refracting the light and giving the appearance of fluorescent green. In addition some of the byproducts of digestion (biliverdin and bilirubin) that are in your poo could also appear to be green. This is unlikely to be anything pathological. Does your urine glow in the dark? That would be worrisome. ...Read more

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Ever since recovering from meningitis 2 years ago, very bright fluorescent lights in stores make me feel lightheaded and strange. What can this mean?

Ever since recovering from meningitis 2 years ago, very bright fluorescent lights in stores make me feel lightheaded and strange. What can this mean?

Many people both: Healthy and after experiencing a health problem find the florescent lights in stores to be disorienting, lightheaded and uncomfortable. This does not necessarily mean anything. If you are very concerned about this ask your health care provider for a referral for an evaluation by a neurologist. ...Read more

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When I take viagra, all the light looks a bit fluorescent and blue. Should I switch to Cialis or levitra (vardenafil) or will they have the same effect?

When I take viagra, all the light looks a bit fluorescent and blue. Should I switch to Cialis or levitra (vardenafil) or will they have the same effect?

No need to switch: Viagra inhibits an enzyme in the eye which affects perception of blue. This is a temporary side effect with no permanent damage. Cialis and Levitra (vardenafil) don't tend to cause this. ...Read more

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Allergic to fluorescent lights, is that possible?

Allergic to fluorescent lights, is that possible?

No: Allergies occur when the body is exposed, usually, to proteins and they have to be of a certain molecular weight to trigger the production of allergic antibodies. Radiation such as sunshine or fluorescent lights cannot trigger an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Interested to know how does a fluorescent light treat jaundice?

Interested to know how does a fluorescent light treat jaundice?

Isomeric change: Neonatal jaundice is often caused by an accumulation of fat soluble indirect bilirubin. This indirect bilirubin undergoes isomeric change upon being exposed to fluorescent light of specific wave length and become water soluble. This process allows indirect bilirubin be excreted without undergoing conjugation process in liver. ...Read more

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Can regular fluorescent ceiling lights help with seasonal affective disorder?

Can regular fluorescent ceiling lights help with seasonal affective disorder?

Seasonal disorder: Light therapy is a way to treat seasonal affective disorder (sad) by exposure to artificial light. Seasonal affective disorder is a type of depression that occurs at a certain time each year, usually in the fall or winter. The light from a light box mimics outdoor light. This is thought to cause a chemical change in the brain that lifts your mood. This is not the same light as fluorescent light. ...Read more

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Which specimen is require for direct fluorescent antibody and immunoassay test for detecting c.Trachcomatis?

Which specimen is require for direct fluorescent antibody and immunoassay test for detecting c.Trachcomatis?

Either: A sample of urethral specimen is needed and this depends on what lab is used. A urethral swab or urine is common. See your clinic and what is offered. ...Read more

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My fingernails are fluorescent orange today, not yesterday, took berberine 2days, ate cashews n pistachios 2day. Polished 2wk ago NO remover used?

My fingernails are fluorescent orange today, not yesterday, took berberine 2days, ate cashews n pistachios 2day. Polished 2wk ago NO remover used?

Berberine: Http://www. Webmd. Com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientmono-1126-berberine. Aspx? Activeingredientid=1126&activeingredientname=berberine

Eyes yellow? It can slow the excretion of bilirubin and has a bright yellow color like tumeric.Would check your bilirubin level today as if it is elevated do not take berberine. F/u/ w/ doc ...Read more

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Could I be allergic to fluorescent lighting?

Could I be allergic to fluorescent lighting?

No.: But it is usually found in places with forced-air ventilation as well, and that tends to stir up dust quite thoroughly. ...Read more

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My mom broke a fluorescent lightbulb in our fridge and didn't clean it for a week. Is that dangerous?

My mom broke a fluorescent lightbulb in our fridge and didn't clean it for a week. Is that dangerous?

Broken glass: Broken glass is dangerous, especially in a place of food storage, because it can be hard to see and can damage the face or eyes when eating. The main chemical concern is mercury vapor, present in all fluorescent lamps. While mercury is a poisonous gas, there is not enough in one bulb to pose any risk, especially after a week. If the fridge is safely cleaned and food discarded, there is no danger. ...Read more

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Is it okay if my urine turns fluorescent yellow after taking Alive Max Potency Multivitamin?

Is it okay if my urine turns fluorescent yellow after taking Alive Max Potency Multivitamin?

Yes: B vitamins will do this especially vitamin B6. If u put vitamin B6 in your kids bathwater it will fluoresce and can make bath time extra fun. ...Read more

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Does light therapy help your seasonal affective disorder? Will regular halogen or fluorescent lights work?

Does light therapy help your seasonal affective disorder? Will regular halogen or fluorescent lights work?

Yes: Light therapy is the most effective treatment for sad. Light boxes are no more than a bank of fluorescent bulbs with reflector shields to concentrate the light to about 5000 - 10, 000 lux at 2 ft. Some evidence suggests that lower end of the visible spectrum (i.e. Blue) may contain the most effective wavelengths. Halogen lights don't deliver much blue light and haven't been studied in sad. ...Read more

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Fluorescent light sensitivity! BP up 30 pts, nauseous dizzy hot, why, how? How can I fix it, can't avoid 100% don't have a lot of $ at all

Fluorescent light sensitivity! BP up 30 pts, nauseous dizzy hot, why, how? How can I fix it, can't avoid 100% don't have a lot of $ at all

Light affects our brain in many ways.: This may be a condition of an ocular migraine. Some light situations cause neural irritability and even seizures. Without the cash for neurologic or ophthalmologic evaluation you're stuck with trying things to protect your eyes. You might try quality sunglasses with a good ultraviolet coating. Some medications called beta blockers can be helpful to prevent symptoms but, unfortunately, you need to be seen by a physician. ...Read more