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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Pain in the inner corner of the eyes when blinking?

Pain in the inner corner of the eyes when blinking?

Abrasion / infection: This sounds like either a corneal infection, called a corneal ulcer, or a corneal abrasion. It could also be due to dry eyes- mot enough lubricating tears. Go to your eye doctor for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can putting pressure around the eyes and behind the eyes cause glaucoma?

Can putting pressure around the eyes and behind the eyes cause glaucoma?

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

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Can travatan z cause eye pain around the eye and into the sinuses?

Can travatan z cause eye pain around the eye and into the sinuses?

No: These side effects are not even in the product insert. No travatan z is not the cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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What causes inflammation in the eyes?

You name it: Do you mean on the surface or inside? Surface: infection, allergy, trauma, arthropod bites, abrasions, contact lense overwear . Inside: infection, immunologic dysfunction, trauma, hereditary issues, tumors. If something is going on in or on your eyes, see your ophthalmologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Pain and swelling in right eye on the top of the eye ball eye is slightly red. ?

Pain and swelling in right eye on the top of the eye ball eye is slightly red. ?

See your doctor: 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

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What causes pain behind the eyes?

What  causes pain behind the eyes?

Dry Eyes: The most common reason for pain behind the eye, the dull achy pain, is dry eyes. Try some artificial tears and see how it responds. If it persists or gets worse you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Pain in the inner corner of the eyes ?

Get an exam: Pain in or around the eyes is not normal. There can be several possible causes. ...Read more

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Does pink eye cause pain in the back of the eye?

Does pink eye cause pain in the back of the eye?

Not usually: Pink eye pain is usually more surface irritation. There could be a sinus pain associated with pink eye or it could be something more serious that needs evaluating. ...Read more

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Which is the best eye drop for removing redness in the eyes?

Artificial tears: Artificial tears are lubricants that make the eyes feel better and look better. Unlike "get the red out" drops or allergy drops, they can be used frequently and safely. ...Read more

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Bone swelling behind the ear on the side of the head?

Bone swelling behind the ear on the side of the head?

Probably mastoid: Probably air cells in the bone of your skull that should be there. If it has increased in size or is tender see ENT doctor ...Read more

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What causes a headache towards the front of the face around the eyes?

What causes a headache towards the front of the face around the eyes?

Sinus Infection?: There are several things which could cause your symptoms. Sinus infection or sinus pain from allergies are the most common. Other causes could be more serious: tooth infection (can refer to area around eye), osteomyelitis (infection of bones of face-potentially lethal), nerve pain, etc. A good history & physcial exam including an osteopathic hands-on exam might help find the cause & maybe fix it. ...Read more

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What causes the tissue around the sclera of the eye to turn yellow?

What causes the tissue around the sclera of the eye to turn yellow?

High bilirubin: Yellow eyes(sclera icterus) are generally a sign of jaundice caused by a buildup of bilirubin in the blood. The build up could be due to serious diseases and conditions that cause liver damage or dysfunction, blockage of the bile ducts, gallbladder or pancreatic disease, stone or cancer. ...Read more

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Could an inflamed sac near the nose &below the eye cause such horrible pain behind eyes &in the whole head &high blood pressure.Iam taking antibiotic?

Could an inflamed sac near the nose &below the eye cause such horrible pain behind eyes &in the whole head &high blood pressure.Iam taking antibiotic?

Infected tear sac: Your symptoms are typical of an infection in the lacrimal sac where tears are collected before they drain into the back of your nose. This is called dacryocystitis. It is very important to have this treated promptly and aggressively to prevent any complications from this infection. If there is no response to oral antibiotics, you may need to be treated with intravenous medications. ...Read more

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Which structures in the eye make sight possible?

The entire eye: Fromr the surface, cornea, to the lenses, the ciliary body, iris, pupil, retina and optic nerve with its intracranial radiations. ...Read more

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What could cause major swelling behind the left eye?

What could cause major swelling behind the left eye?

Eye swelling: There are many causes for swelling behind an eye. This should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist who will do special testing to give you the appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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