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How Do I Get The Whites Of My Eyes Whiter
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
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
M'y eyes get red very quickly and unconfortable. What is the solution to keep the whites white or at least clearer?
Lubricate!: You can try lubricating the eyes with artificial tears one drop 3-4 times a day and taking oral omega 3's like evoa dry eye supplements to stimulate more and better tear production. This will work if they are red due to dryness. Some people just do not have as white as eyes as others. For one time (urgently) you can use visine get the red out. Visine is not healthy for chronic long term help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Avoid red eye drops: Whites of eyes discolor usually from the blood vessels enlarging, making the eyes bloodshot. An exception is yellowing (jaundice) from liver disease. Red eyes are often caused by dryness or allergies. Lubricating or allergy drops (eg ketotifen) can be a big help. Drops that 'get the red out' are highly affective cosmetically but can be very addictive - the eyes get more red if you try to stop. ...Read more
Depends: ...On why they are not white to begin with. If blepharitis (inflammation of eyelids) , you can do lid scrubs with baby shampoo or ocusoft scrubs. If dryness is the problem, buy over the counter tear drops. "get-the-red-out" drops should be used rarely, because they can make dryness and irritation worse in the long run. ...Read more
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