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Doctor insights on: Foreign Object In The Eye In Children

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How can foreign bodies in the eye be removed?

How can foreign bodies in the eye be removed?

Gets removed: Most ocular foreign bodies are actually "on" the eye, not "in" the eye, and are removed in the office with eyedrop anesthesia. More rarely, a rapidly moving foreign object will penetrate the wall of the eye, cornea or sclera, and ends up inside. In almost all cases, this will need to be urgently removed with a surgical procedure. The prognosis for recovery depends on the nature of the injury. ...Read more

Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
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What can I do to boost the eye sight of my young children?

What can I do to boost the eye sight of my young children?

Have them checked: As long as your child has a good diet and avoids eye injury, there are no other means to "improve the eyesight" of the young.

Exercises or resting ones eyes have never been proven to avoid the need for glasses. ...Read more

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If u have smal lymfnodes but they r not wisible to the eye r they enlarged?people rarely search themselves or children looking? how does it work?

If u have smal lymfnodes but they r not wisible to the eye r they enlarged?people rarely search themselves or children looking? how does it work?

See answer: In children 1-7 years of age cervical lymph gland enlargement is so common that it is almost considered normal. Abnormality wld be suggested by the glands getting larger & larger & accompanied by pain, redness, fever & throat involvement. Enlargement is a reaction to the exposure to viruses and bacteria that occurs in ALL children. If not visible, but felt, suggests not to worry. ...Read more

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What happens when a foreign body gets in the eye?

What happens when a foreign body gets in the eye?

Gets removed: Most ocular foreign bodies are actually "on" the eye, not "in" the eye, and are removed in the office with eyedrop anesthesia. More rarely, a rapidly moving foreign object will penetrate the wall of the eye, cornea or sclera, and ends up inside. In almost all cases, this will need to be urgently removed with a surgical procedure. The prognosis for recovery depends on the nature of the injury. ...Read more

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When you view objects close to the eye, how does the eye focus so close to your eye?

When you view objects close to the eye, how does the eye focus so close to your eye?

Lens in the eye: The eye contains a soft, flexible lens. When you look at something up close, the muscles inside your eye flex and change the shape of the lens. This changes the focus of your eye to near. When you look up into the distance, the muscle relax, and the lens goes back to its original shape and focal point. ...Read more

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What is the best eyedrop that can be used after foreign body instillation into the eye ?

What is the best eyedrop that can be used after foreign body instillation into the eye ?

Best to have: Foreign body removed which often means a visit to the eye doctor (ophthalmologist) who can see if you damaged your cornea. They can also prescribe antibiotics as necessary. You can use cold water in the mean time to decrease pain and wash away the pain. But your eyesight is not something you could risk losing. Please see a doctor. ...Read more

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I got a foreign particle in my eye and i couldn't take it out. I believe it went to the back of the eye ball. I don't feel it but will it affect me?

I got a foreign particle in my eye and i couldn't take it out. I believe it went to the back of the eye ball. I don't feel it but will it affect me?

Abrasion / infection: This sounds like either a corneal infection, called a corneal ulcer, or a corneal abrasion. A foreign body can cause either, then fall out, leaving the cornea with an infection or an abrasion- a scratch on the cornea. Both can feel like something is in the eye. Go to your eye doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why do some people/children have very white sclera in the eye and others have more veiny or bloodshot sclera?

Why do some people/children have very white sclera in the eye and others have more veiny or bloodshot sclera?

Normal variations: Each person will have different blood vessels in the conjunctiva, so some variation is normal. If your eyes are chronically red, however, it may be a sign of ocular inflammation, dry eye or other causes and may be treatable with drops. I'd suggest anyone with chronic red eyes to be examined. ...Read more

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Do exercises for the eye exist?

Do exercises for the eye exist?

Yes: There is an entire field of optometry dedicated to "vision training." however, eye exercises only help a few specific disorders. ...Read more

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What to do if i got hit in the eye?

Safest bet: would be to have an eye exam to make sure the eye is otherwise healthy. Symptoms of pain, light sensitivity, decreased vision, redness would make this more urgent. Be well. ...Read more

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How to care for a cut on the whites of the eye?

How to care for a cut on the whites of the eye?

See a doctor: If you indeed have a cut of the surface of the eye, you need to be examined and treated. ...Read more

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Which structures in the eye make sight possible?

The entire eye: Fromr the surface, cornea, to the lenses, the ciliary body, iris, pupil, retina and optic nerve with its intracranial radiations. ...Read more

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Does too much musturbating cause blur in the eye?

Does too much musturbating cause blur in the eye?

Not really: Masturbating causing vision loss is, for the most part, a myth. Very rarely, sexual activity can cause enough blood pressure elevation (e.g. During orgasm) to cause a hemorrhage in the eye, but in such rare cases, vision loss is usually profound, not just blurring. ...Read more

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What does a fatty deposit under the eye feel like?

What does a fatty deposit under the eye feel like?

No feeling: However, you will see a baggy area under the lower eye lid. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I got hit in the eye earlier?

What do you advise if I got hit in the eye earlier?

Eye trauma: We need to check your vision, pupils, angles, lens and retina. Any trauma to the eye needs to be examined for future risk of damage (glaucoma, cataract, etc). Consult with us or visit me in my office. Visionary Ophthalmology One Central Plaza (On Security Lane) 11300 Rockville Pike Suite 1202, Rockville, MD 20852 301-896-0890; fax: (301) 896-0968 ...Read more

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What would the result be of a hard poke to the eye?

What would the result be of a hard poke to the eye?

Internal damage: Hopefully your orbital bones absorbed most of the blow. The eye , if struck , can suffer internal damage : bleeding, lens dislocation, retinal hemorrhage, edema of retina, optic nerve damage, retinal detachment and other problems. See you ophthalmologist for any of these dysfunctions or if you cannot tell. Ice the eye in the meanwhile until you get an evaluation. ...Read more

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What should you do if you get chemicals in the eye?

What should you do if you get chemicals in the eye?

Wash it out: the best thing tondo is wash the eye out ASAP! This will remove the chemical including and solid material and will neutralize it's effect. Prompt treatment with washing can, in some cases, save your vision! If your eye stops burning, that may be all that is necessary. However, if it is an alkali, especially, or an acid, you should consult a physician as these chemicals are more serious. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what having a pleat in the eye means?

Pucker: You are probably referring to a condensation of the vitreous face over the macula which causes a ripple in the underlying retina and a lowering of the vision. This is not often termed a pleat but could be named so. These need evaluation by retinal specialists who can sometimes treat it. ...Read more

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What to do if I hit in the eye, seeing flashing lights?

What to do if I hit in the eye, seeing flashing lights?

Safest bet: would be to have an eye exam to make sure the eye is otherwise healthy. Flashing lights means there is active traction on the retina. This can lead to retinal tear or detachment. Be well. ...Read more

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I would like to know how to reduce the blackness near the eye?

Solaquin forte: You could try solaquin forte 4% applied to the area around the eyes (but not in it!) you would need a prescription for it, though. ...Read more

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If watching a welder, what type of damage can occur in the eye?

If watching a welder, what type of damage can occur in the eye?

Uv burn: If you are close enough and do not wear eye protection, the uv light from the welders arc can cause a sunburn to the cornea termed welder's arc burn. This can happen to the lids also but no other damage will occur. ...Read more

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What are some of the systemic drugs that have effects on the eye?

What are some of the systemic drugs that have effects on the eye?

Many: There are many drugs that affect the eye. For example, beta-blockers and carbonic anhydrase inhibitors lower the pressure in the eye. Steroids can increase the pressure in the eye and cause cataracts. Chloroquine and its analogs can cause retinal damage. Viagra (sildenafil) causes the vision to be blue and may be related to optic nerve strokes. Google "ocular toxicity of systemic drugs" for more info. ...Read more

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When watching a welder, what kind of damage can occur in the eye?

When watching a welder, what kind of damage can occur in the eye?

Several: The principal effect of welding on the eye is a sunburn type reaction of the corneal surface due to the ultraviolet light. This is why welders wear a mask with a dense filter. Particles can fly off the welded area and cause damage so it is best not to stand too close without protection. With proper protection as welders know, the eyes can be protected. ...Read more

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Could you give me a step by step answer on how the eye processes images?

Could you give me a step by step answer on how the eye processes images?

Basic answer: Image enters pupil, focused by lens, incites chemical reaction in rods and cone, created electrical nerve impulses through complex network, nerve message sent through optic nerve, tract and radiations to visul cortex part of brain (occipital), impulses decoded , sent to cortical area for evaluation. ...Read more

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Would it be unusual for the eye to turn in worse after wearing an eyepatch?

Yes: Wearing an eye patch will temporarily increase crossed eyes. ...Read more

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Punchd n the eye.....17hrs later should i still b icing? i rly dont want to ; ;

Punchd n the eye.....17hrs later should i still b icing? i rly dont want to ; ;

Yes, and see UR eye: doctor to check inside the eye too, and your iris, and your intraocular pressure, and your orbital bones. You may need further imaging if a possible fracture is present. If there's swelling cold compresses are great. Ice may be too cold, but definitely get help! Also, have your vision checked. After any trauma, this has to be documented, in case there's a lawsuit involved with it, or not. ...Read more

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What is the medicine took off the market taken for disniaties that damaged the eye bh destroying the eye mussles?

What is the medicine took off the market taken for disniaties that damaged the eye bh destroying the eye mussles?

Glitazones: There is a class of diabetic drugs called glitazones(e.g. Actos (pioglitazone) and avandia) that have been known to cause vision loss, but not direct muscle damage. The cholesterol lowering drugs called statins have recently been linked to eye muscle issues, but not pulled off the market. Colchicine and Plaquenil have also been linked to temporary muscle inflammation. ...Read more