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Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
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Slight underactive thyroid. On meds but doc sd to also increase iodine intake. I'm putting iodized salt on everything. Darker circles under eyes help.

Slight underactive thyroid. On meds but doc sd to also increase iodine intake. I'm putting iodized salt on everything. Darker circles under eyes help.

Iodine intake: Unless you live in a very remote part of the world, or unless you consume a very unusual diet, there is probably already plenty of iodine in your diet, and more will not help your hypothyroidism. If your thyroid is failing, you need to take levothyroxine in an appropriate dose, and that will take care of the thyroid problem. ...Read more

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My gp is sending me for a head CT do I need to get an iodine injection before it? I am scared of needles

My gp is sending me for a head CT do I need to get an iodine injection before it? I am scared of needles

Let me explain: There two kind of cat scan one with contrast (injection) and one without injection.
It depend what gp ordered and he is looking for. ...Read more

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Can a diet low in iodine cause small fetal head @ 32 weeks? I'm concerned that tech said head is small but doctor said she's on track. I'm scared!!!!!

Can a diet low in iodine cause small fetal head @ 32 weeks? I'm concerned that tech said head is small but doctor said she's on track. I'm scared!!!!!

Clarify: Before you start deciding that there is a problem contact your doctor and ask for clarification. From what you are saying the doctor said everything was normal and that there is no problem. ...Read more

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A stie on the eye?

A stie on the eye?

Infection in the lid: A stye is an infection in one of the glands in the eyelid. The treatment is usually warm moist compresses and antibiotic eye drops. ...Read more

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How does the eye work?

How does the eye work?

Like a camera: It would take too much spce to go piece by piece but it's workings are very similar to that of a camera. ...Read more

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What is the lens of the eye?

What is the lens of the eye?

Crystalline lens: Your eye is a complicated organ system. Inside the front of the eye there is a fluid chamber between the cornea and the colored part of your eye, called the iris. In the center of the iris there is an opening called the pupil and behind that another chamber between the iris and the crystalline lens. The lens is a disc shaped living tissue composed of regularly arranged collagen with a capsule. ...Read more

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What are freckles in the eye?

What are freckles in the eye?

Choriodal Nevi: This means freckle in eye. Most of them are benign, but you want to follow the recommendation of an ophthalmologist as sometimes people can have choroidal melanoma - a tumor in the eye. Typically photographs can be taken to monitor for changes and if so then sometimes a biopsy is needed. Please see your ophthalmologist if you have not done so. Good luck. ...Read more

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Do exercises for the eye exist?

Do exercises for the eye exist?

Yes: There is an entire field of optometry dedicated to "vision training." however, eye exercises only help a few specific disorders. ...Read more

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What causes the eye's to blink?

What causes the eye's to blink?

Blinking: Is a subconscious response to the eye needing lubrication. The tear film is a big player in keeping the vision clear and eyes healthy. ...Read more

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Can spiderwebs hurt in the eye?

Can spiderwebs hurt in the eye?

No: Spiderwebs are types of floaters which do not hurt but are seen when moving the eyes. They are usually harmless but if accompanied by light flashes you should see a retinal specialist right away to rule out possible retinal detachment. ...Read more

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What cause scardosis of the eye?

What cause scardosis of the eye?

Often w/o Symptoms: This condition is classically a multi organ inflammatory condition. Specific to the eye, inflammation occurs in the front (iritis) and back (uveitis) of the eye, optic nerve, and lacrimal gland tissue as well. The exact cause of this condition is not known, but it's considerable, often without symptoms, and profound in certain patients. Therefore, I would highly recommend that every patient with sarcoidosis be examined by an amount just regularly. Please take care of this. ...Read more

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How are tears created in the eye?

How are tears created in the eye?

Two types: Emotional tears- lacrimal gland under outer upper lid. Regular tears: three layers. Mucous- goblet cells in conjunctiva. Aqueous- krause and wolfring glands in conjunctiva. Oily- meibomian gland in lids. ...Read more

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What causes pain behinde the eye?

What causes pain behinde the eye?

Migraine or sinus: Pain behind the eye not associated with vision loss is usually due to migraine headache or sinusitis. However, pain behind the eye with significant vision loss in the same eye needs to be evaluated as optic neuritis can present this way. ...Read more

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What does each part of the eye do?

What does each part of the eye do?

Parts of the eye: Cornea - lets light in and focuses light.
Iris/pupil - controls how much light reaches the posterior segment.
Lens - focuses light and helps the eye to focus on things at near (up close).
Retina - captures light.
Optic nerve - collects light information from the the retina and sends to the brain for processing. ...Read more

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What to do if I got hit in the eye?

What to do if I got hit in the eye?

Safest bet: Would be to have an eye exam to make sure the eye is otherwise healthy. Symptoms of pain, light sensitivity, decreased vision, redness would make this more urgent. Be well. ...Read more

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How does the eye normally see colors?

How does the eye normally see colors?

Eye color perception: Color perception is due to the presence of the cones in the retina of the eye sensitive to various wavelengths of light and registered as color in our brain perception of vision. The normal individual perceives a palette of colors although color deficient individuals will lose some of this and have a limited perspective. ...Read more

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What happens if the eye gets stabbed?

What happens if the eye gets stabbed?

Depends: The amount of eye injury depends on the amount and tye of ocular tissue disrupted by the perforation. If the object penetrates, but doesn't perforate the eye, trauma may be minimal. Perforating injuries of the lens cause cataract, the iris can tear and bleed. Retinal trauma can be devestating. A rupture to the cornea or sclera cannot always be repaired. Velocity of the injury can also disrupt. ...Read more

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Pink skin around the eye, what to do?

Pink skin around the eye, what to do?

Get exam: You may have atopic dermatitis, or blepharitis. Your ophthalmologist can determine the true diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can injury lead to removal of the eye?

Can injury lead to removal of the eye?

Unfortunately yes!: Depending on severity of a closed, penetrating or perforating ocular injury, vision may not be recoverable. A blind, painful eye is removed for pain relief, cosmetic reasons or to protect the opposite eye, which as strange as it sounds can be lost to a condition called sympathetic ophthalmia, an inflammatory reaction to injury in the opposite eye! Ocular prostheses look amazingly real nowadays! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how the eye see light?

Can you tell me how the eye see light?

Electrical impulse: Very simple explanation: The light hits the photoreceptors. This starts a chemical reaction that initiates neurons to send electrical impulses to the optic nerve, tract, radiation and onto the visual cortex. Here your brain processes the information, again through electical impulses, and creates a visual image. ...Read more

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What is the distinct vision of the eye?

What is the distinct vision of the eye?

Vision: Distinct vision is the clear and comfortable vision a normal eye has both near and distance. ...Read more

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What is a good diet for good eye health?

What is a good diet for good eye health?

Normal balance: The eye is very good at extracting what it needs from the bloodstream. If you have a reasonable balanced diet, then your eyes will find what they need. To help your eyes, see an ophthalmologist on a regular basis to make sure there are no problems. ...Read more

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How does your diet affect your eye health?

How does your diet affect your eye health?

Diet is important: There has been much research done that shows your diet is directly related to your eye health. High fat diets have been linked to age-related macular degeneration (amd). Smoking is also a risk factor for amd. Certain nutrients have been shown to be helpful in patients with amd. You should consult with a retina specialist to determine if you should be taking certain eye vitamins. ...Read more

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What causes crawling sensation in the eye?

What causes crawling sensation in the eye?

Eye sensitivity: The eye is very, very sensitive. Many different stimuli can cause pronounced sensations in and around the eye. You would need to have a thorough eye exam to see what may be causing any particular sensation. ...Read more

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I poked myself with a safety pin in the eye?

I poked myself with a safety pin in the eye?

See an ophthalmolog: Don't mess around, if stuck by a sharp object like a pin, it can easily puncture the eye ...Read more

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How can foreign bodies in the eye be removed?

Gets removed: Most ocular foreign bodies are actually "on" the eye, not "in" the eye, and are removed in the office with eyedrop anesthesia. More rarely, a rapidly moving foreign object will penetrate the wall of the eye, cornea or sclera, and ends up inside. In almost all cases, this will need to be urgently removed with a surgical procedure. The prognosis for recovery depends on the nature of the injury. ...Read more

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What material or chemical is the eye made of?

What material or chemical is the eye made of?

Lots: The eye is made of lots of different tissues, each composed by hundreds to thousands for different chemicals. ...Read more

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Can being hit in the eye improve your vision?

Can being hit in the eye improve your vision?

Depends: Anyone with eye needs to see an ophthalmologist asap. On very rare incident if the injury changes the shape of cornea it may alter the refractive error or astigmatism which may cause improvement of the vision. The bottom line is the person needs to see her/his ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What are some medicines to improve eye health?

Lutein, zeaxanthin: For certain forms of macular degeneration the above nutrients may possibly be helpful. Vitamin a is needed to maintain eye health. So is vitamin d. ...Read more

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What are some diseases of the uvea of the eye?

What are some diseases of the uvea of the eye?

Many: The uvea is the pigmented layer of the eye behind the iris and behind the retina. It is subject to inflammation, usually non-infectious termed uveitis (or iritis if only in the front). Sometimes this can be associated with systemic diseases like arthritis. The uvea can be traumatized and infected. There are some inherited diseases that cause uveal problems and melanoma can arise in the uvea. ...Read more

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How to care for a cut on the whites of the eye?

How to care for a cut on the whites of the eye?

See a doctor: If you indeed have a cut of the surface of the eye, you need to be examined and treated. ...Read more

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What can I do to improve eye health and vision?

Good lifestyle: Heredity plays a dominant role but if you eat well, exercise and visit your ophthalmologist regularly, you will maximize your changes to maintain good eye health and vision. ...Read more

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Can it damage my eyes if I change the eye color?

Can it damage my eyes if I change the eye color?

Eye Color: I assume you are asking about changing it with colored contacts. The answer is no if you use contacts fitted for you and use correct solutions and use them correctly. In other words they need to be prescribed by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I got hit in the eye? What can I do to treat it?

I got hit in the eye? What can I do to treat it?

Get an eye exam: Depending on the extent of the trauma there may be significant intraocular problems from eye trauma. You need to see an ophthalmologist to make sure you don not need any medical treatment. ...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