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How Do You Clean The White Part Your Eyes
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
My cat scratched the white part of my eye and I cleaned it but it still hurts, I don't know if I should go to a doctor or?
Let'sSeeEyeToEye: You'd best go get it looked at. Cats have stuff on their teeth and claws that can cause a problem relatively quickly. So before anything goes wrong get someone to look at it. Chances are you'll be fine but why take any chance when it comes to your eyes? Good for you for rinsing it out but if it still hurts that's a sign that something may go wrong. A doctor can take a close look under magnification ...Read more
How do I clean my eyelids? I've been told I have blepharitis and that cleaning my eye lids will help this. - how does one clean their eyelids? - which part of the eyelids am I trying to clean? - how do you clean your eyelids without getting soap in your e
Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelid margins. This often looks like "dandruff" at the base of the eyelashes when examined with high magnification. Removing this "dandruff" with eyelid scrubs will improve the blepharitis.
Using your index finger, you can gently scrub the base of the eyelashes. Commercially-available lid-scrub pads, such as those made by ocusoft, have a mild detergent that cleans well.
An alternative is to mix your own detergent with one part baby shampoo diluted with 20 parts water. Once you have scrubbed your eyelids, rinse them well with water. If you get the mild detergent in your eye, it does not sting like soap does. ...Read more
What color is yours?: If it's pink, it could be from inflammation or infection. If it's blue, you could have a thin sclera. If it's yellow, your liver may be involved. If it's black and looks like a tiny mole, then it could be a conjunctival nevi or something else. So it could be congenital or acquired. Have your eye doctor check it out, and give you a more accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Lid scrubs ; tears: For "simple" blepharitis ; or dry eye you can start with a dilute solution of baby shampoo ; wet wash cloth. With eyes closed, gently wipe eyelash line ; lid horizontally 5-6 times on both sides then rinse with warm water. J;j "no more tears" brand works great. Also, otc high quality tears like optive refresh ; systane ultra 3-4x/day also helpful. ...Read more
You naturally cannot: The colored part of your eye is what is termed medically, anatomically as your iris. It has the same size that it will always have from birth. This natural size cannot be changed unless you have some sort of injury to the eye that generally makes the iris abnormally shaped and smaller. The only possible way to make the color of your eyes larger would be to wear a contact lens with a larger iris. ...Read more
If your vision is otherwise normal, it maybe normal with an appearance of slight whiteness into peripheral cornea. However there are other peripheral corneal changes that require an ophthalmologist to diagnose. Eg., S-Sclerocornea
T - Tears in the Descemet membrane secondary to birth trauma or congenital glaucoma
U - Ulcers
M - Metabolic
P - Peters anomaly
E - Edema (CHED)
D – Dermoid ...Read more
R & R: The best thing to do is to get plenty of rest, drink plenty of fluids and avoid irritants such as allergens or smoke. ...Read more
Vet: Many dogs are prone to getting discharge accumulate in the corners of their eyes, but this could be a sign of an eye problem or infection. Gently cleaning using a clean rag with warm water will loosen debris, but you might want to consult your veterinarian for any special concerns or treatment. ...Read more
Possible dry eyes: If only the bottom portion of the eyes become red - that is the part that is exposed when your eyes are open - the most likely reason is that the eyes are dry. You could try using over the counter artificial tears. You should avoid using drops like visine or naphcon. While these will temporarily relieve the redness, they can actually make the condition worse. ...Read more
Copious irrigation: Use sterile saline to flush out your eyes. Objects embedded in the eyes require professional evaluation and removal by an eye doctor - do not attempt to remove yourself. ...Read more
Pannus vs. Arcus: If just the upper corneal limbus is clouded this is likely a pannus, a thin line of scar tissue that often is related to chronic infection or inflammation. If it proceeds around the cornea for 12 clock hours, the clouding is arcus (senilis) and most likely associated with hypercholesterolemia. See an ophthalmologist for a definitive opinion. ...Read more
Sun exposure is likely the most common cause of pigmentary changes in the clear membrane of the eye called the conjunctiva. Other causes of this problem may be due to the fact that people of color may develop a non-sight threatening condition called melanosis.
There is no real cure for either condition.
Other causes are from a pingueculum or ptyerygium. ...Read more
Hi I have noticed some discoloration on my conjuctive. Not the whole of it but only the parts exposed when I open my eyes. What could this be?
Pinguecula: Or many other options like primary acquired melanosis. Send me a photo and I should be able to give you a diagnosis. ...Read more
I have problems with my eyes, my eyesight became odd, when I look at things some parts, small parts of my sight I can't process it. It's just a blur?
Blur: You could have a macular or retinal disorder, or it may be something minor. Seek care from your local eye doctor. ...Read more
Common in past: Boric acid was used for many years as an eye wash in dilute solution. It is no more effective than other available eyewashes and so has fallen out of favor. If you can use it properly and like its effects, go for it. There are many alternatives however. ...Read more
Soap and water: If you drop it, simply wash it with soap and rinse thoroughly. ...Read more
Pingueculum: You are probably seeing your pingueculum - a normal growth of eyes as a protection against wind, dust and uv light. If the yellow is a deposit on either side of the pupil (actually the cornea) then it is a pingueculum. Some have natural deposits on the white of the eye which can look yellowish - usually in more pigmented individuals. ...Read more
My eyes are yellowish you know how the white part of it well thay is yellowish and im scared im only 18?
I was told that putting a drop of milk in the eyes before going to bed would help in cleaning the eyes. Is it true? Would you advise that?
No: Most 'home remedies' will not cause harm but will also have little to no benefit as well. If you are having a problem, it is best to get evaluated by your doctor to determine if something is wrong. ...Read more
What causes sweling of some parts of the face specially at the maxilliary and around the eyes. It occurs mostly in the morning when I woke up?
The outside of my eyes mainly the part that you don't typically see unless you move yours eyes side to side is turning gray should I be concerned?
Probably not...: Although modest changes in color of the sclera can occur with age, you seem a bit young for this. I recommend you see a regular doctor or an ophthalmologist and point this out to them. They may decide to test you for a few very uncommon metabolic disorders, or determine it is caused by some dietary factor or supplement you may be self-administering. ...Read more
Would strong cleaning products that accidentally go into eyes damage eyesight? Should I get an eyesight test after such incident or just let it go?
Probably OK: Household cleaning products unless it was lye based are generally of too weak a strength to cause any major damage. I am guessing that you flushed out the eyes immediately. If your vision is fine, the eyes are comfortable and no red, then you can tough it out but see an ophthalmologist if any of these are positive. ...Read more
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