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Hypoxia And The Eyes
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 use ...Read more
Yes, rarely: There are many types of glaucoma, some of which are due to elevation of eye pressure. When the eye is compressed, the pressure increases and there can be damage to the optic nerve. This can be a result of trauma causing a hemorrhage in the orbit, tumors compressing on the eye, and even pressure from sleeping on one's eye. Most often, the pressure build up in glaucoma is due to internal factors. ...Read more
Depends: Seek medical attention. Diseases of the liver, resulting in high levels of bilirubin, causes the whites of the eye to appear yellow. Your skin may also be yellow (jaundice). Blurred vision can be a result of the systemic effects of diseases of the liver. Your doctor will be able to determine if you need treatment. ...Read more
Can inferior scleral show cause dry eyes, which then leads your eyelids to droop due to your eyes being dry from the scleral show?
Multiple effects.: Nicotine increases blood pressure by promoting the constriction of blood vessels, and elevating the heart rate. These effects occur through many mechanisms, including activation of the sympathetic nervous system, adrenal hormone release, and the release of many neurotransmitters. Carbon monoxide is not known to have a direct effect on the heart or vessels, but impairs blood oxygen delivery. ...Read more
They can't and don't: Anxiety and stress have no effect on the retina. What prompted you to ask? Don't be taken in by the notorious popular misconception that "stress" is the cause of all illness. "Stress" is cited by 1) Health hucksters flogging bogus nostrums; 2) people who rationalize their unhealthy lifestyles; 3) the worried well who don't know any better. Arm yourself with real knowledge, not fake science. ...Read more
Can be both: Nystagmus can be congenital or acquired. Congenital form can associate with an underlying hereditary eye disease or by itself alone. Acquired form can be from certain medications, diseases that affect the eye sight or neurologic conditions. Congenital forms occur from day one after birth, while acquired forms can happen any time during life time. Any nystagmus should be evaluated. ...Read more
If you were to open your eyes underwater , could the water damage the surface of the eyes like the cornea , conjunctiva and the sclera?
Could my dry eyes be giving me pain around the tissues of my eyes? The pain is in the eye crease and tear duct, and also on the lower lid.
Non-specific: A pressure sensation around the eyes and brow is very common and can be caused by anything from a sinus infection to eyestrain from reading. The wet leakage symptom is more unusual. It would be reasonable to see your regular primary care doctor first to look for and treat more common problems initially. ...Read more