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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 : 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Maybe normal: 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
Everything grows: Your eyes grow along with the rest of you. Kids with glass eyes have to have them replaced every year or so to keep up with their growth. They often have the only snowmen in town with "real" eyes. ;-). ...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
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