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I Have Fluid Coming Out Of My Eyes
Depends on cause: Fluid behind eyes is usually diagnosed by an md exam and refers to leakage from blood vessel in the back of the eye. These vessels occur in, or beneath the retina. Common causes include diabetes, macular degeneration, central serous retinopathy(csr), and inflammatory conditions. Treatment can be eyedrop or injectable medication or laser depending on the cause. Csr often clears w/o treatment. ...Read more
I had an accident where a car battery exploded in my face causing battery fluids to get inside my eyes. Any advice?
Irrigation: You should immediately irrigate your eyes with water or any non-toxic fluid, then go to the nearest emergency room for a follow up. They most likely will ask an ophthalmologist to see you the same day for a more thorough examination. Regardless you need to immediately irrigate, irrigate and irrigate your eyes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My husband has fluid on the outer sides of his eyes..he was exposed to chemicals the other day working..he says it feels puffy ?
Probably not: Assuming that the fluid came from a sterile source (directly from the IV fluid bottle or line, and not back flow from a patient), and assuming something was not in the IV fluid other than some sort of saline, it should not be harmful to the eye. Due to differences in the pH and salt content it might be transiently irritating to the eye, but not harmful. Tap water and chlorinated water are worse. ...Read more
See below: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Since using a dermaroller under my eyes I have a bag of fluid that won't go away, what can I do?It's been there for a few weeks now?
I have hooded eyes, makes my eyes look swollen and it looks like they're full of fluid. Why? Is there anything I can do to help it? Thank you.
Ptosis: Ptosis (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001018.htm) refers to droopy eyelids. Because there are potentially many causes, you need to see your Ophthalmologist for complete evaluation & then to discussion appropriate treatment options, one of which is blepharoplasty or lid lift, especially if interferes w/vision. ...Read more
not likely: You don't say what kind of thyroid med you are taking. Thyroid hormone taken for underactive thyroid will not cause swelling around the eyes, but hypothyroidism can. Medications to lower overactive thyroids (methimazole, ptu) also are unlikely to cause eye swelling, but graves disease (the most common cause for hyperthyroidism) can affect the eyes. ...Read more
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