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Is It Possible To Go Blind From Getting Poked In The Eye
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No: No path for displaced contact lens to get behind the eyeball, but common for it to get trapped and folded underneath the upper eyelid. An ophthalmologist can apply a mild stain drop called flourescein and easily see the cl and remove it. Often the patient thinks the lens is still in the eye when it has already fallen out. ...Read more
Would I have ongoing symptoms if sand that got in my eyes scratched the surface of the eyes? Or the only way to tell is to get an eye exam?
It's possible : Sand has a lot of ground up minerals & rock, and who knows what else. If you get sand in your eyes, it's possible that some of the particles are sharp enough to scratch or even imbed the surface of the cornea or conjunctiva and result in a persistent foreign body sensation. If by chance the sand has iron in it, a significant inflammatory reaction may result. So, an exam is important to elucidate. ...Read more
A bug hit me in the eye and I did not see it come out. Is it possible for a bug to go behind the eye ball?
Very Unlikely: Like any bruising, the discoloration goes away when the blood reabsorbs, although the time it takes to do so, may vary depending on how much blood is present. ...Read more
Yes: Most people do adapt to floaters that are blocking the vision, often with the brain "filtering out" the floater so that it is only bothersome in certain situations. Unfortunately, the only sure treatment would be surgical removal of the vitreous gel that fills the back of the eye (and this is generally not recommended unless floaters are persistantly and extremely unusually troublesome). ...Read more
Is it possible to get lazy eye later in life? I scratched my cornea in left eye in mid 20s. That eye seems to lag and point outward. Can it be fixed?
Possibly: If there was some "lazy eye" tendency earlier in life before age 8, then a disturbance such as a corneal abrasion can cause it to recur. If you are seeing single vision, this might be the case. If you see double, then you should be evaluated for this. Check with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
What happens if an eyelash falls into my eye and under the eyelid? Can't get it out now, will it be there forever?
Not a problem: Eyelashes fall into the eye during the normal renewal cycle daily and frequently. The eye is well equipped to handle these. The moisture softens up the lash and normal tear flow and blinking eliminate the lash. It will be removed from under the upper lid by the same process. The eye has evolved to deal with this without your intervention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eye injury: Blunt trauma to the eye can cause problems, including corneal abrasion (immediate pain), inflammation in the eye (often delayed onset), cataract, hemorrhage, retinal bruising, retinal tear, and retinal detachment. Any significant injury to the eye warrants evaluation by an ophthalmologist to rule out and treat complications. ...Read more
No: You have got to be kidding i hope. ...Read more
? fixing ?: Sometimes people use terms differently than us docs. To us lazy eye refers to the vision loss caused when the brain decides to ignore or turn off the input of a weaker or misaligned eye. If your eyes don't line up properly that is strabismus & the double image it causes forces the brain to turn one off. If someone strengthens a weak eye or gets them straight soon enough it may save vision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes : Herpes can cause an eye infection in 2 different ways, at least. If someone is directly exposed to the virus in the eye, it can cause an infection like pink eye. However, it can also erupt on the eye like a fever blister does from an infected nerve long after the intial exposure. This can be treated with antiviral eye drops, but can lead to corneal scarring and vision loss. Get an exam if exposed. ...Read more
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