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Iodine In The Eye
About my last question facial swelling lumps ulcers on face cheeks and btw eyes be a salivary gland prob? Posbl past radio active iodine? Help!?!
Infection: It sounds like a probable bacterial or viral infection. See a physician. ...Read more
Pediatrician cleaned my baby's vagina with iodine. If I bath her and it gets in the water and she gets it in her eyes or mouth, could it harm her?
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
Have graves disease with graves ophthalmology (bulging eyes).Need to stop thyroid. Which is better radioactive iodine or surgical removal?
Depends: Depends on specific thyroid condition.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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