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Is Dominat Eye Harmful
Always: The brain, when both eyes are working well, establishes in early life one eye as the dominant eye - guiding the visual system and frequently providing the best vision. The brain will do this unless it does not need to (only one eye being sighted and the other low vision or blind). The brain perfers this dominance which is why it starts so early in life. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both my eyes are fine but one non dominant eye does not focus unless i close the dominant eye, why is this?
Single vision contact lenses for distance ? The vision in one eye is clearee than other eye, but together the vision is clear. Is this normal?
No: There is no relation between the two. ...Read more
Yes, potentially.: When lots of floaters appear, they may be associated with a retinal tear. The tear can evolve into a detachment which is harmful to vision. The actual floaters are made of proteins and are generally not directly harmful. On occasion they interfere with vision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How likely is it that my severe myopia (-13D), dense floaters, astigmatism, thin retina are caused by some underlying condition?
High axial myopia: predisposes the ocular anatomy with peripheral retinal thinning by nature. Some amount of corneal or lenticular astigmatism is found in the majority of the population normally. Floaters as well can be found more frequently in myopic patients. Rarely, a systemic syndrome can be associated with ocular findings and your Ophthalmologist will be able to review your medical profile for any connection. ...Read more
Moderate macular pucker in right eye. objects & letters appear larger in that eye when I cover other eye. Is it because of pucker? Eye prescription is recent.
No. : Styes, or hordeolums, are caused by blockage of an oil gland or hair follicle associated with bacterial infection. These will usually consolidate and come to 'head' and then drain. Local heat and massage will help them resolve. Oral antibiotics are sometimes helpful. They are not contagious. ...Read more
Not linear: the relationship between dioptric power ( e.g. - 1.50) and the Snellen acuity is not linear so there is not an exact equivalence between the one scale and the other. So 6/36 is about 20/120 but there is considerable variance possible. ...Read more
Visual Disturbance: Talk to your specialist about this. Further testing may be necessary. ...Read more
Yes: Depends what you mean. You blink to keep the tear film over the surface of the eye, which protects the eye from infection and keep the surface moist and vision clear. When reading sometimes one does not blink enough and results in blurred vision and tearing. This is not serious, but annoying. ...Read more
Anisometropia: Any big difference in eyeglass power (>2.50) is called anisometropia, and makes it difficult to wear glasses successfully. Often the patient wears contacts. If the difference in near and farsightedness (example r eye -0.50 and l eye +0.50, difference 1.00) is small, then the fact that one is slightly near and the other is slightly far shouldn't bother the patient too much. ...Read more
Yes: Whether or not you are comfortable making eye contact with people is a physchological phenomenon. Several conditions can make it difficult to maintain eye contact - anxiety, depression, social phobias, etc. Discuss this with your primary care doc since those conditions have treatments. ...Read more
Probably not: A level of -10.25 is highly myopic but if correctable to 20/20 with proper eyeglasses or contacts, then you definitely are not legally blind. Legal blindness refers to the best corrected vision/ not to the uncorrected vision. Your level of myopia is high but not extreme. Contact lens manufacturers pre-make soft lenses in the most common powers from 0.00 to -12.00. So they think -10 is common. ...Read more