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Is It Possible To Have Conjunctivitis Without Getting Sticky Eyes
Normal: There are cell mostly in the lining of the white of the (conjunctiva) that secret tears, and some secret mucous. Mucous is a normal component of the tear film of the eye, and is the closest component to the eye itself. Basically, it helps the liquid component of tears bound to the ocular surface. If there is a deficiency of liquid, or allergy, the mucous may clump or increase. ...Read more
Yes, for infants: In most cases, the jaundice in infants improves within 1 to 2 weeks. It is usually physiological (natural). Using "bili tool", as a guide, the infant's jaundice can be treated with special lights, if the jaundice level is high (bilirubin blood test). Every infant discharged home within 72 hours of age needs to be reevaluated for jaundice within 48 hours--> the current standard of care and safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A person can have "off white" eyes but not yellow. This needs to be examined for systemic causes. ...Read more
Yes: Determine if reflexive tearing (thus treat the etiology, remove inciting factor or improve the tear film or make more tears), or obstruction of the tear drain (thus re-open it or bypass it), or any underlying primary or secondary cause. Excessive tearing is usually when you have to carry a tissue box and the tears are always spilling over like crying. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Mild conjunctivitis can be associated with eye redness and irritation without crusting/stickiness/discharge. I would recommend trying cool compresses, chilled over-the-counter artificial tears, and observation. If it is getting worse or not resolving, you need to see an eye doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more
Eye is red and puffy.Extremely bloodshot, watering and cannot open it therefore losing sight.Is it infected? Should i wait it out.What could it be.
Yes: But first, you need to see an eye doctor who can evaluate the cause of the itchy eyes. Over-the-counter allergy eye drops can relieve the symptoms of allergic eyes. If the itching is not caused by allergy, then other treatments can be started by your eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: This has to do with inheriting the OCA2 eye color gene. It will determine if an eye color is brown if present. ...Read more
Red iris: In albinism, the iris is not really read, it is just extremely depigmented. Thus, you can see the redness of the interior of the eye (retina, choroid) through the iris as though it were transparent. Anything causing a transparent, depigmented iris would give the same appearance. Off hand, the lack of iris (aniridia) would also look this way. Also, after trauma or some surgeries of the eye. ...Read more
Eye turn yellow: Jaundice, sometimes apparant by the whites of the eye turning yellow, can arise as a result of a viral infection from dirty needles used in the tattoo process. Hepatitis, a liver ailment can cause yellowing of the eyes, skin as a result of toxin build up in the liver and blood stream. Testing by a health professional should be performed. ...Read more
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