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How Do You Make The Whites Of Your Eyes Whiter
Hmm... depends: On why you think they're not bright. The sclera (white part of eyeball) can be yellow, due to liver disease. The conjuntiva which covers the sclera can get infected or irritated, and appear red (conjuntivitis). Blue sclerae = bone/connective tissue disorder. Otherwise, an ophthalmologist should assess the eyes but please don't put anything in your eyes to do this on your own! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Careful here: There normally are conjunctival vessels on the white part of the eye which are needed to bring the normal blood and nutrients to that part of the eye. If your eye is "blood shot" then it can be due to problems such as infection, inflammation, dryness, etc. Treating the underlying problem is key. Avoid over the counter vasoconstrictors as chronic usage has side effects including worse redness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would you?: If you have an occasional redness you can use over the counter vasoconstrictors with or without antihistamine. But maximum use is once or twice a day. Using them more often causes a rebound vasculitis, a redness that is hard to treat. If you have chronic red eyes you should see an ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
Sun exposure...: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unfortunately no: The white of the eye is actually made up of 3 layers: the sclera (the hard surface), which is covered by a tissue layer called tenon's capsule, and a layer of skin that lies on top of the tenon's called conjunctiva. Any and all of these layers can discolor with time due to increased pigmentation, blood vessel growth or fat accumulation. There is no treatment to reverse this natural change. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are you supposed to pull your eye lashes every day to make sure none of them are loose enough to poke your eyes?
No: Eye lashes, like hair everywhere else on the body, have a particular growth cycle. When they fall out, they tend to get caught by your other lashes or drop onto your face. Occasionally, a lash may fall onto the eye, but the natural tears end up flushing it out. Pulling the lashes may cause some to be releasse prematurely, giving a thinned appearance to them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The whites of the eyes may appear less white if you over-wear contacts. This occurs when the lenses starve the eye of oxygen and irritate the surface skin. Microscopic blood vessels become inflamed and the eye looks less white. Natural yellowing of the eyes usually occurs with age and is not affected by contact lens wear, except as mentioned above. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What do you do if you look at the computer so much that your vision is blurry and your eyes hurt a bit?
Look at it less: While a flippant answer, it's actually the key to preserving eye health. Tiring of the eye muscles can lead to headaches or blurred vision, and the best way to overcome it is to give the eyes a break. Every 45-60 minutes, get away from the screen and walk around, which will also help your heart health. If blurring continues, you may need to see an eye doctor. ...Read more
"Post-mydriatic": Mydriasis is pupillary dilation and without pupillary constriction, bright lights can dazzle you or even cause a temporary bleaching of the retina. Pharmacologic dilation for diagnostic testing and examination can last 3 or more hours, depending on the drops used and the color of your eyes, with lighter colors lasting longer. The near vision is typically more impaired than the distance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several reasons: "spots" in front of the eyes can be caused by floaters (small bits of gel floating in the back of the eye), a temporary decrease in the amount of blood reaching the eyes, and stimulation of the retina (by rubbing the eyes or even a retinal tear or detachment). If you continually see spots, see an eye doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
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