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How can I prevent lack of oxygen in my eyes?

How can I prevent lack of oxygen in my eyes?

Not a problem: The front of the eye gets its oxygen directly from the air. Contact lenses can diminish this but modern designs minimize this problem. If you are having trouble getting oxygen to the back of the eye, then you have a major circulatory system problem which needs cardiac attention. Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Hypoxia (Definition)

Hypoxia, is a condition in which the body as a whole or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply. It is classified into 4 groups: - hypoxemic - oxygen is low - anemic - decreased ability for hemoglobin to carry oxygen. - ischemic - decreased blood flow. - histotoxic - oxygen is reaching the cells, but the cells are unable to ...Read more


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Will I see dots in front of my eyes if I have a lack of oxygen?

Will I see dots in front of my eyes if I have a lack of oxygen?

You may: Most people that are hypoxic - start to feel whoozey and may see "stars" before they pass out. Rarely they feel hunger for air - this feeling is much more pronounced if a person has buildup of carbon dioxide. For many people both start to happen simultaneously but always. Read more

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Could a lack of oxygen to the eyes cause dark circles?

Could a lack of oxygen to the eyes cause dark circles?

Dark circles: Not enough sleep, illness, systemic allergies, dehydration, hereditary pigmentation (in darker skinned individuals). Read more

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Would lack of oxygen at birth cause nystagmus of the eyes?

Would lack of oxygen at birth cause nystagmus of the eyes?

Yes: Brainstem damage can affect the neural pathways which control eye movements. Read more

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I had an eye exam the ophthalmologist said there are signs of lack of oxygen to the back of my eyes and a slight bleed. What does this mean?

I had an eye exam the ophthalmologist said there are signs of lack of oxygen to the back of my eyes and a slight bleed. What does this mean?

Bleed in eye: Could be he means you have an artery occlusion in retina. If you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or an inflammatory condition, this can happen: you are able to send us your fundus photo and notes for detailed explanation via Concierge. Read more

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What does it mean if my baby’s eyes seem cloudy and watery?

What does it mean if my baby’s eyes seem cloudy and watery?

Possible Cataract: There are other possibilities, but regardless of the cause, your baby needs to be seen by an opthomologist right away. Read more

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How come some people`s whites of their eyes have a blue tinge to them?

How come some people`s whites of their eyes have a blue tinge to them?

Thin sclera: Where the sclera is thin, it appears blue from the deoxygenated blood the choroidal blood vessel layer next to the sclera. This is normal in patients who are nearsighted. Read more

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A yellowish substance comes out of my son´s eyes. L don't know the cause. What should l do.

A yellowish substance comes out of my son´s eyes. L don't know the cause. What should l do.

Blocked duct?: If recent, this could be an infection. If long standing, this could represent a blocked tear drainage duct. Please take him to see a pediatric ophthalmologist to make the correct diagnosis. Read more

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I have stain in my eyes I turns into headache wen I read and watch tv a big thing is I can t drive car at night as it glare s help me out?

I have stain in my eyes I turns into headache wen I read and watch tv a big thing is I can t drive car at night as it glare s help me out?

Astigmatism: At age 21, the most common cause of eye strain, glare, and headache while reading is astigmatism, which can be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery like lasik. Other refractive problems (which can also be corrected with glasses) can also cause your symptoms. In an older person, these symptoms are more likely to be caused by cataract. Your eye md can help you. Read more

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I sprinkled the the orange in the eyes of child around age of 2-3 yrs. I thought it will not cause any problem but from next day her eyes is showing s?

I sprinkled the the orange in the eyes of child around age of 2-3 yrs. I thought it will not cause any problem but from next day her eyes is showing s?

Orange in eyes: The orange is an acidic fruit and can sting when sprayed into the eyes. You can use OTC Opcon A 2 drops eyes twice a day to reduce redness and stinging. It will pass in a few days, no worries. Welcome to health tap! Dr. Ivy Fisher 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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What do you suggest if my mum s in coma from 12days, 2days ago she opened her eyes and started to look around?

What do you suggest if my mum s in coma from 12days, 2days ago she opened her eyes and started to look around?

She sees you: Be sure to let her see you there. Also do whatever the lead provider on the case suggests to aid with continued recover. Read more

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's kind of hard for me to look into peoples eyes like I can't look people in both there eyes I have to pick which eye left or right that's not normal?

Normal: You are correct in that you cannot look at both eyes at the same time. Most studies show that people flip their gaze between each eye and the mouth. Read more

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What is hypobaric hypoxia?

What is hypobaric hypoxia?

Hypoxia: Low atmospheric pressure leading to low oxygen in body. Read more

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What are hypoxia and asphyxia?

See below: Hypoxia is a lack of oxygen in the bloodstream. Asphyxia, or suffocation, is the consequence of hypoxia. Read more

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What is hypoxia versus ischemia?

What is hypoxia versus ischemia?

Hypoxia is: Referring to low oxygenation levels globally in the body whereas ischemia refers to low oxygen levels in localized tissue. Read more

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Pain behind my eyes?

Pain behind my eyes?

Common problem: Extensive list of causes, see an eye specialist. Read more

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What is sun burned eyes?

What is sun burned eyes?

2 different meaning: 1. Your eyes were closed you were sunbathing and your eyelids have sunburn. No permanent effect on vision. 2. Affecting vision: a. Staying in bright sun in the sand or snow for a long time, temporary sun burnt eyes, it will almost always recover. B. Looking directly with or without protection at the sun: may get a retinal burn and have permanent decrease in vision. Read more

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What causes blurry eyes?

What causes blurry eyes?

Many causes: Most common cause is the need for glasses. Other causes include cataracts, corneal or retinal diseases, inflammation, etc. Read more