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Gray Shade In One Eye
In regards to retinal detachment, symptoms are red eye, blurry vision, black spots and lights, pain at times, noticeable dimness all in one eye only
Guarded Prognosis: Pain and red eye usually aren't associated with retinal detachment unless it is chronic or unless the eye has inflammation and the detachment is caused by a fluid build-up instead of a hole. Given your history there are other things that can dim vision, such as a blocked vessel. You should be carefully evaluated by a retina specialist to optimize your chances of recovery. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small circle/ring, dark shadow/"cig light coil" shaped; appears bottom or left of eye when blink fast/after light glare. Appears same spot/disappears?
Flashes ; floaters: The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing flashes ; floaters. This can indicate a retinal tear. As the retina detaches, change or loss in your side vision is the next symptom. You should see your eye doctor to check the retina. ...Read more
Blue oval-shaped (like the shape of an eye) light in vision when looking at a small source of red light in a dark room. Problem?
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
Can I change my eye color light brown that has a few green specks at the bottom of the iris to more hazel, without contacts or surgery?
Floaters: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read more
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No but it will tire: them out more quickly. Reading in dim light will not permanently affect your eye sight but you will likely not be comfortable reading for as long a duration as you would in good lighting. The best way is to position a reading light so that it shines directly onto the page. Hope this helps ... stay well:) ...Read more
Hello doctors,my friend has left eye iris smaller in diameter & area, than the right eye iris.does it signify any danger.Normal eyesight.
Is it new?: If your friend was born that way, no danger and normal. If it is of recent onset, there can be a problem and your friend needs to see an ophthalmologist ASAP. If there has been recent trauma to the head or neck, or there is a worsening cough and/or chest/neck pain a Horner's Syndrome may be present. The underlying cause may represent an emergency. ...Read more
I'm 20yo. In pics I have red eye effect in both eyes but the pupil is more bright red in left eye and greater in diameter as compared to the right eye?
Anisocoria: Pupil size inequalities (anisocoria) requires an eye exam, and it should be done right away. There are important things to rule out to ensure that your pupils are normal. About 20% of individuals have this normally (physiologic), whereas others may have it on the basis of disease or medications. The latter causes: 3rd nerve palsy, horner's, aidies, certain drugs (eg eye meds), injury, inflamed i. ...Read more
Possible: There can be some change towards lighter iris color in the elderly. Also, corneal changes called arcus senilis can make the outer portion of the iris appear to be getting lighter colored or white in appearance to a casual observer. None of these changes affect the patient's vision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acrysof toric lens put in R eye 10/14. +5 -2.75 correction. Good vision, etc. Temporal crescent. Flicker in most light. None in dark. Prognosis?
Post op cataract: It appears from your question that the surgery was done October 14th (today is 10/17). There are a number of visual symptoms that appear in the first few days / weeks after cataract surgery that resolve spontaneously. The temporal crescent and flickering are very common and almost always resolve. One theory is that the implant becomes more secured within the capsular bag during this period of time ...Read more
Potentially: Most likely a gray spot in your vision is a floater, however there are many other causes and some are vision threatening. The first step is to see an ophthalmologist and be certain of the diagnosis. If it is a floater, most of the time your ophthalmologist will not treat it as they usually become less bothersome over time. There is a procedure that a retina specialist can do to remove floaters. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My kid 4 yrs , area faint gray sclera in one eye since birth, developed new area in same eye is this serious problem?She is totally normal
Vision blacks out in one eye for a split second. It used to black out in left eye, of late it blacks out in my right. Myopic 1.5 both eyes. Wat is it?
if it lasts for a : Split second, there are no known pathologic conditions. It most likely is a normal variant related to tear film fluctuations. ...Read more
64 y.O. Female. With transient 3-5 minutes) vision change: vibrating, black zigzag lines, glowing around periphery of both eyes. Not blurred x 3?
Most likely migraine: Visual events described as wavy, zigzag, saw toothed, jagged, scintillating, often are a result of a migrainal event that has stimulated the visual path in the brain. They may or may not be associated with headache, nausea, vomiting or other associated symptoms. To be sure see your eye md for an exam to make sure it isn't a retinal issue. ...Read more
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