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I tend to rub my eyes a lot. Does rubbing damage your eyes?

I tend to rub my eyes a lot. Does rubbing damage your eyes?

Yes: Constant eye rubbing can be damaging to the eye. In themost extreme cases this can cause thinning of the cornea. If you are rubbing your eyes due to allergies, it is best to see an eyecare provider to treat this condition. ...Read more

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My 18 month old son has had redness on the inside corner of his eyes for more than a week. It's only the insides of his eyes. He is also rubbing them.

My 18 month old son has had redness on the inside corner of his eyes for more than a week. It's only the insides of his eyes. He is also rubbing them.

Allergic eyes: Sounds like his eyes are either irritated or he may have allergies. I would suggest trying claritin (loratadine) each night or benedryl three times daily for a few days and see if his eyes improve. ...Read more

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My 6 yr old son has redness on inner corner of both eyes. He is also rubbing them and I can see some watery discharge as well. He has cough andfever. ?

My 6 yr old son has redness on inner corner of both eyes. He is also rubbing them and I can see some watery discharge as well. He has cough andfever. ?

Exam needed: Without a proper examination, your child cannot be properly diagnosed. The irritated red and itchy eyes could be allergies but given the nature of a cough and a fever it seems more likely that the child has an infection going on. It is most appropriate that you seek medical attention for the childcare. ...Read more

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I have a lot of dry and redness on eyes area, specially on the upper part, some times are a little swallow.

I have a lot of dry and redness on eyes area, specially on the upper part, some times are a little swallow.

A little swollen?: Dryness and redness can be due to dry eye syndrome. See my blog on step ladder to dry eye. Swollen eye lids can be due to allergy, aging, fat pad migration. See and eyemd if your symptoms do not improve. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My 2.5 month baby started to rub her eyes all the time. She also have some redness on her lid. And she also has red vessel inside her eyes.

My 2.5 month baby started to rub her eyes all the time. She also have some redness on her lid.  And she also has red vessel inside her eyes.

Eye allergy: Your baby may have developed an eye allergy probably caused by her stuffed animals, or blanket. Red vessels are blood vessels caused byher eye rubbing. .Remove any possible allergy cause and if necessary pick up some anti allergy eye drops and use twice daily ...Read more

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My eyes may be dry. I spend a lot of time on the computer, and when i go outside, my eyes get sensitive. Heavy eyelids, watery eyes, redness. Help!

My eyes may be dry. I spend a lot of time on the computer, and when i go outside, my eyes get sensitive. Heavy eyelids, watery eyes, redness. Help!

Yes: You describe classic symptoms of dry eyes. However, you need to determine if you have a quantity problem (not making enough tears) or a quality problem (making tears that are not stable and readily evaporate off the eye) or both. Your eye md can help make the correct diagnosis and offer the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My eye's inner corner (lower part) started aching a lot, I have no sign of watery eyes or redness. Could this be a stye that is growing?

My eye's inner corner (lower part) started aching a lot, I have no sign of watery eyes or redness. Could this be a stye that is growing?

Not sure: Usually with the stye you have some swelling. You did not discuss your age and certain problems especially when we get older like increase I pressure or glaucoma can occur. Since you see nothing your next move would be to see an ophthalmologist to clarify the cause of the pain ...Read more

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I have dry eyes, the color of my irises have been getting lighter, and I have thick saliva which is making me sick. My symptoms are: dry eyes, one that has redness spots toward the bottom which will not go away. A lot of eye crust when i wake up in the mo

I have dry eyes, the color of my irises have been getting lighter, and I have thick saliva which is making me sick. My symptoms are: dry eyes, one that has redness spots toward the bottom which will not go away. A lot of eye crust when i wake up in the mo

You : You have a wide variety of symptoms and i'm not sure that they are all related. Dry eys are common and simple otc artificial tears may do the trick. I encourage you to see your primary care doctor as soon as possible to be evaluated for your other symptoms. ...Read more

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I get a slight pain when i rub my eye no ichiness or redness just a sore feeling could this be serious??? and its only in my left eye

I get a slight pain when i rub my eye no ichiness or redness just a sore feeling could this be serious??? and its only in my left eye

Unlikely: if no eye pain when you do not rub and no vision change, no drainage, no redness then not to worry. If it continues for a week or more or if any of the others symptoms listed above start then see your doctor. Hope this helps. Best of luck. ...Read more