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One pupil is slightly more dilated then the other. I got sheetrock dust in my eye tonight, and then flushed with water. Could this cause anisocoria?

One pupil is slightly more dilated then the other. I got sheetrock dust in my eye tonight, and then flushed with water. Could this cause anisocoria?

Most likely not: Getting dust in the eye may cause some irritation with redness, watering or pain which resolves in a few days unless debris remains in the eye to cause inflammation or infection. Anisocoria is usually an accidental benign finding and depending on its appearance, may need some work up to determine its etiology. Good luck☺️ ...Read more

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How can I get coal dust out of my eye?

How can I get coal dust out of my eye?

Irrigation: You can purchase an eyewash at the drug store and use it to irrigate your eyes. Once you feel better make sure you test your vision. If your vision seems affected or if you're still feeling irritation, seek urgent care treatment for an evaluation. Your eyes may have corneal or conjunctival inflammation/abrasions requiring treatment. Otherwise you may continue artificial fears several times per day ...Read more

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If my eye suddenly hit by small pebbles/dust, it fells like it goes into my eyes. Actually where does it go?

If my eye suddenly hit by small pebbles/dust, it fells like it goes into my eyes. Actually where does it go?

Outside of the eye: The front surface of the eye is surrounded by a membrane (the conjunctiva) which wraps from the edge of the colored portion (the cornea) posteriorly and folds back to coat the inside of the lids. This is an external space, not connected to the inside of the eye or body. So debris entering this space is flushed out by tears and generally poses no hazard unless it is of high velocity and power. ...Read more

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Wht mght cause brief episds of glittery-star-dust in vision (like tiny silver firewrks) but it appears only in my rght eye?

Wht mght cause brief episds of glittery-star-dust in vision (like tiny silver firewrks) but it appears only in my rght eye?

Most likely: Vitreous floaters. These are a change in the fluid in the back part of your eye. It is important that you have an eye exam to have an ophthalmologist see if this is what you have. ...Read more

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Is saw dust in the eye dangerous?

Is saw dust in the eye dangerous?

Usually not: Sawdust commonly enters the eyes of those working with wood and near those working with wood. With each blink, most exits. Most saw dust is inert and will not be toxic in itself. The major harm would be for instance if someone is drilling in wood, creating sawdust of course, but hitting a piece of metal which flies into the eye. ...Read more

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What I can do to remove dust from my eyes?!

What I can do to remove dust from my eyes?!

Rinse: Rinse your eyes with clean hands and clean tap water or an eye irrigating solution. Do not rub them! Rubbing often causes scratches, irritation, or infection. ...Read more

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How do you minimize dust and irritation to the eyes when you're living in a polluted and dusty city?

How do you minimize dust and irritation to the eyes when you're living in a polluted and dusty city?

Air conditioning: An air conditioner is a great start. A hepa air purifier can also help. You don't need both. Eliminate all smoking from your home environment including candles & fireplaces. An electric range is preferable to gas. Limit use of aerosol sprays in the home. When you clean ventilate well with open windows & wear eye protection. Wear close fitting sunglasses when venturing outdoors. Avoid smog. ...Read more

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I picked up some stuff from old house and dust came into my eyes. The hantavirus can transmit that way? How long live outside from mices?

I picked up some stuff from old house and dust came into my eyes. The hantavirus can transmit that way? How long live outside from mices?

Don't worry!: Yes, hantavirus lives in droppings and urine from rodents. To get the virus, there must be rodents who live around your house. If there are no rodents, don't worry! Even if there are rodents, it's very unlikely you have contracted hantavirus. If you start to get muscle aches all over your body, see a doctor and tell him or her your concerns. Hantavirus is not common. ...Read more

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I wiped my eye with a wet cotton bud and pad because of getting dust inside, the layer of my eye looks and feels damaged. What should I do?

I wiped my eye with a wet cotton bud and pad because of getting dust inside, the layer of my eye looks and feels damaged. What should I do?

Put lubricant: You may have superficial scratch to the eye, which will heal fast by itself. Just use heat pack, eye lubricant 4-6 x per day.
If you continue having issue then please consult your eye doc. ...Read more

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Danger of dust mites in eyes and ears?

Danger of dust mites in eyes and ears?

Dust mite allergies: These can cause numerous symptoms including itchy eyes, ear congestion secondary to nose congestion, with subsequent ear fluid in the middle ear. Consult an allergist, they can go over things in details. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what is the problem with a child's eyes if it was dropping lot of tears and lot of dust forming in lids?

Could you tell me what is the problem with a child's eyes if it was dropping lot of tears and lot of dust forming in lids?

Possible Pink Eye: "Child's eyes...dropping lots of tears...dust forming in lids". Your description is consistent with eye discharge. In children, this is commonly caused by upper respiratory infections due to bacteria or viruses and is contagious. Antibiotic treatment may be required. See your child's doctor for correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my eye problems derive from my allergy to dust in the air?

Is it possible that my eye problems derive from my allergy to dust in the air?

Ocular allergies: Without any description of what eye problems you are having unable to answer except that the eyes can certainly be affected by air borne allergens. ...Read more

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My child, she is 16 days old, her left eye is something wrong. After sleep some dust grow up and she can't open her eyes for some time.

My child, she is 16 days old, her left eye is something wrong. After sleep some dust grow up and she can't open her eyes for some time.

Can't open eye: Your baby may have chemical conjunctivitis as a result of the drops they put in the baby's eyes at birth. Try using a cotton all with lukewarm water to wipe away the matter, . If the condition persists see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Water blasted me in the eye full force. Its irritated as if it was scratched by grit or dust. Should I have an eye exam to see if I damaged it?

Water blasted me in the eye full force. Its irritated as if it was scratched by grit or dust. Should I have an eye exam to see if I damaged it?

Yes: If you have scratched your cornea then it may lead to infection, if you leave it untreated. Its important to see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Should one wash the eyes thoroughly with water before going to an MRI scan? As some dust particles might be present which the magnet can attract?

Should one wash the eyes thoroughly with water before going to an MRI scan? As some dust particles might be present which the magnet can attract?

No worry for dust: The only concern is over the potential for metal shavings in persons who are metalworkers or could potentially be exposed to metal shavings in the eye. This should be screened for with either a regular x-ray or ct scan. There is otherwise no need to wash the eyes before an MRI scan. ...Read more

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