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What is the cause of blisters on the waterline of the eye?

What is the cause of blisters on the waterline of the eye?

Viral: If it looks like a clear blister, you may have a viral infection if it is tender, or contact allergy if it itches. ...Read more

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Herpes (Definition)

There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more


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Is pink eye a form of the herpes virus?

Is pink eye a form of the herpes virus?

Herpes virus: The herpes virus can cause eye disease and is one potential cause of pink eye. It is not by far one of the most causes of pink eye though. See an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What's the difference between pink eye and herpes viral infection of the eye? Can you get either one from herpes simplex on the lips?

Different virus: Although the term "pink eye" is somewhat vague, it typically refers to an infection caused by adenovirus, is quite common, and highly contagious. Herpes simplex is also a virus which can cause an eye infection, is much less common, and can potentially be much more serious. You will need to see your eye md to distinguish the two. ...Read more

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Is there an oral type of antibiotics for pink eye instead of the eye drops?

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Is there an oral type of antibiotics for pink eye instead of the eye drops?

Best to use drops: Pink eye is usually viral in origin and so antibiotics are usually not used to treat the actual infection but to prevent the eye from contracting a bacterial infection on top of the viral infection. It would be best to stick with eyedrop antibiotics to avoid problems with stomach upset, diarrhea, and increased chance of resistant bacterial infections that can happen with oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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What does the lens of the eye do that is different from the cornea?

What does the lens of the eye do that is different from the cornea?

Accommodation: Both the cornea and the crystalline lens function to refract the light into eye. The lens also has the additional function of changing shape through accommodation to give you stronger near focus. This process is what allows younger people to read without glasses and why people over 40 need reading glasses as the lens loses it accommodation. ...Read more

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What is the resolution of the human eye in pixels?

What is the resolution of the human eye in pixels?

Not standardized: First you have to define the size of a pixel since this varies with the device because a pixel can be of different widths. Photoreceptor packing is analogous to pixels and the resolution depends upon that packing. Once you have decided which size pixels you are using for this, then you can look up photoreceptor size and compare them. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the iris of the eye to turn yellow?

What are the causes of the iris of the eye to turn yellow?

Depends: Are saying the actual iris inside the eye? Or the tissue around the iris on the surface of the eye. The iris is fixed in color and will not change unless there is severe internal inflammation or actual trauma. Yellowing around the iris can be a sign of hepatitis or other liver diseases. Check with your family doctor to evaluate this. ...Read more

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What can treat itching eyes on the outside of the eye?

What can treat itching eyes on the outside of the eye?

Depends!: Your question sounds like you are referring to the outer corners where the lids come together, the "skin". This area can often become irritated / chapped from excess upper lid skin or excessive tearing. I find it helpful with my patients to wash and dry the area twice a day a place a very thin coating of petroleum jelly there (vaseline). ...Read more

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What are some causes of yellow spots on the retina of the eye?

What are some causes of yellow spots on the retina of the eye?

Many causes: There are many causes: macular degeneration or other inherited macular dystrophies, infection, inflammation, etc. You must see or ask a retina specialist who examines you. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a headache towards the front of the face around the eye area?

Headache near eyes: Often a sinus blockage will cause headaches in that area. If when you move your head it gets worse with movement, it is likely sinus-related. So think allergies, sinus infection. ...Read more

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What is the distinct vision of the eye?

What is the distinct vision of the eye?

Vision: distinct vision is the clear and comfortable vision a normal eye has both near and distance. ...Read more

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What is the causes of blood in the eye around the pupil?

What is the causes of blood in the eye around the pupil?

Not to worry: This blood red color on the white part of the eye is probably a subconjunctival hemorrhage which should turn yellow and dissolve over a week or two. ...Read more

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What is the white spot in the corner of the eye?

What is the white spot in the corner of the eye?

Caruncle: If you're referring to the fleshy area in the corner nearest to the nose, it's called the caruncle. ...Read more

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What abnormalities of the lens of the eye are there?

What abnormalities of the lens of the eye are there?

It varies: This is a difficult question because there are many things which can happen to the lens of the eye. Also it depends on if the question relates to birth defects or acquired issues in the lens of the eye. The eye is very complex and there is not enough space to write about all the lens problems that could exist; however, cataracts are the most common by far. ...Read more

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What are some diseases of the uvea of the eye?

What are some diseases of the uvea of the eye?

Many: The uvea is the pigmented layer of the eye behind the iris and behind the retina. It is subject to inflammation, usually non-infectious termed uveitis (or iritis if only in the front). Sometimes this can be associated with systemic diseases like arthritis. The uvea can be traumatized and infected. There are some inherited diseases that cause uveal problems and melanoma can arise in the uvea. ...Read more

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For eyes, is the "axis" on the eye prescription different from the "axial length" of the eye?

For eyes, is the "axis" on the eye prescription different from the "axial length" of the eye?

Axial length & Axis: The axial length of the eye is the distance between the anterior and posterior poles of the eye. The Axis is a number which anywhere between 0 and 180 degrees which reveals the orientation of an astigmatism. ...Read more

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What is the main type of collagen in the sclera of the eye?

What is the main type of collagen in the sclera of the eye?

Type I: Human sclera is about 50% collagen material which is mostly all collagen type !. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/6519194 ...Read more

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Please help! what is the ocular surface of the eye covered by?

Please help! what is the ocular surface of the eye covered by?

Epithelium: The cornea, the window at the front of the eye is covered with a skin like tissue termed the corneal epithelium. The rest of the eye surface is underneath the conjunctiva or adjacent to functional tissues in the back of the eye socket. ...Read more

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What can cause redness on the sclera of the eye?

What can cause redness on the sclera of the eye?

The list is long: Redness of the sclera or the covering conjunctiva is due to dilated blood vessels on either surface. The possible reasons for this phenomenon are dry eye, infection of the eye, inflammation inside of the eye, irritation to the surface of the eye, blood, chronic dilation of the blood vessels from poor sleep or chronic use of visine. You will need to see your eye doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Is the cause of black under eye of allergic rhinitis and itching of the eye ?

Allergic Shiners: These are known as "allergic shiners" and are due to nasal and sinus congestion within the mucosal tissue that causes a back up of the blood flow out of the sinus, leading to the classic black eye. Decreasing nasal congestion is the best way to treat. ...Read more

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