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Why do the whites of my eyes stick to tissue? I'll do it to get makeup off if it gets in my eye and the white will stick to the tissue and pull! ?!?!?

Why do the whites of my eyes stick to tissue? I'll do it to get makeup off if it gets in my eye and the white will stick to the tissue and pull! ?!?!?

Use artificial tears: The whites of the eyes (the sclera) is covered by a clear tissues called the conjunctiva that is moist to keep the eyes lubricated. When contacted by something dry, like a tissue, the conjunctiva will adhere gently and appear to be "sticking". It is a normal procews, but you do want to try minimizing that contact, as it can cause irritation over time. Try artificial tears to rinse instead. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of brown spots in the whites of my eyes?

How do I get rid of brown spots in the whites of my eyes?

Melanosis or Nevi: If you are african-american these may represent benign conjunctival melanosis. Or, if isolated area could be a conjunctival nevus (freckle). You can also have pigmented spots in sclera for many reason. If a significant issue i would consider an evaluation. ...Read more

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Whites of my eyes been turning red since July. I went to get eye exam, dialited eyes, and eyes are fine.Could it be from I'm on my ipad 12+ hours aday?

Whites of my eyes been turning red since July. I went to get eye exam, dialited eyes, and eyes are fine.Could it be from I'm on my ipad 12+ hours aday?

Yes this is highly: Likely. While working on your iPad the rate of blinking diminishes making the eye less lubricated, dry which cause redness ...Read more

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How do I get rid of large popped red vessels in whites of my eyes?

How do I get rid of large popped red vessels in whites of my eyes?

Just wait: If you are referring to a subconjunctival hemorrhage, or "broken blood vessel", there is really nothing to do to make them go away faster. Usually takes between 4-10 days to resolve. If you get repeated broken blood vessels, the blood pressure and blood clotting parameters can be checked. The hemorrhages will not affect your vision. ...Read more

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What damage can high blood pressure have on eyes? Whites of my eyes get blurry & blood red. I think it is my blood pressure but others say allergies.

What damage can high blood pressure have on eyes? Whites of my eyes get blurry & blood red. I think it is my blood pressure but others say allergies.

Significant damage: Hypertension may cause damage to the retina by damaging the blood supply to the retina. This can cause retinal hemorrhage, blurring of vision and even complete loss of vision. Also, can cause optic neuropathy. It can also lead to fluid build up in the choroid, needing surgery. Allergy presents with runny nose, reddening of conjunctiva and sclera, itching and watering of eyes, sneezing etc. ...Read more

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I get a cloud or mist over my eyes when i change to different light setting, s both indoors and out. It only lasts seconds then my eyes adjust. Thanks?

I get a cloud or mist over my eyes when i change to different light setting, s both indoors and out. It only lasts seconds then my eyes adjust. Thanks?

Normal: Your eyes do need to adjust to different light which can take a few seconds. The pupil changes size and there are different photoreceptors that work in the retina depending on how much light there is.... ...Read more

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I have black sacs under my eyes. I get enough sleep. Why do I have them? What r they?

I have black sacs under my eyes. I get enough sleep.  Why do I have them?  What r they?

Bags: Eyes can get bags due to a number of reasons including allergies, crying, salty food, sleeping on the belly, and lack of sleep. The skin under the eyes is some of the thinnest in the entire body. It is very susceptible to fluid shifts. Thus, rubbing the eyes, heavy eye makeup and drinking alcohol can also make them worse. More rarely, it could be thyroid or kidney problems. ...Read more

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Do eyes get smaller as you age?

Do eyes get smaller as you age?

No: The size of your eyes do not get smaller. However, the upper eyelids may droop with age, giving the appearance that the eyes are smaller. ...Read more

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How to make my eyes get smaller?

How to make my eyes get smaller?

Depends on cause: If you are eyes have gotten bigger because of thyroid disease, there are medications and or surgeries to make them smaller. If you eyes are naturally larger, then we recommend no surgery but if someone is really bothered by their appearance they can see an ophthalmic plastic surgeon or a plastic surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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How to get mulch out of your eyes?

How to get mulch out of your eyes?

Rinse: Your eyes with eye wash or artificial tears. If this does not work, go to the er. ...Read more