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Can the IPhone 6 flashlight harm my eyes ? Didn't realize the flashlight was on. I looked directly into it by mistake really closely. If so temporary?

Can the IPhone 6 flashlight harm my eyes ? Didn't realize the flashlight was on. I looked directly into it by mistake really closely. If so temporary?

No harm: This light is neither intense enough nor focused enough to cause any harm with the glance you described or even a longer look. ...Read more

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I have a few tiny brown spots on colored part of my eye. Asked eye dr if they were lisch nodules and she looked Closely with slit lamp and said no. ?

I have a few tiny  brown spots on colored part of my eye. Asked eye dr if they were lisch nodules and she looked
Closely with slit lamp and said no. ?

How dare she?: You are surprised that she said no? Then I would let her know that you have type 1 peripheral Von Recklinghousen.'s disease and lisch nodules are your finding. Best wishes. ...Read more

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2 months after chalazion eye surgery & if i look closely at the eyelid looks bigger than the other & when i touch it there's nothing is it normal?

2 months after  chalazion eye surgery & if i look closely at the eyelid looks bigger than the other & when i touch it there's nothing is it normal?

Possible residual: Chalazion surgery approach removes the major cyst from the lid from the inside. Sometimes there is a small sort of satellite cyst near the major one which can be unrecognized at the time of primary removal. When all heals this can then be felt. Check with the ophthalmologist who removed yours and see if this is the case. ...Read more

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My eyes close when it is sunny?

My eyes close when it is sunny?

Normal: it is kind of normal . your eyes adjust to the change of the light in general. some people more sensitive to light than other, some medication we take including antibiotic could make us light sensitive. check with your doctor to make sure you are ok. ...Read more

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Do your eyes cross when you close them?

Do your eyes cross when you close them?

No: But they do tend to move upward and outward to protect them incase you eyes open slightly while you sleep. ...Read more

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Why do I lose balane when i close my eyes?

Why do I lose balane when i close my eyes?

Balance and eyes: There are 3 systems that provide our brain with information in order to keep our balance: inner ear, vision, and sensation from our feet. A person needs two of the three to be working well to keep balance. Many diabetics fall at night because of poor visibility and poor sensation in their feet. Our eyes provide visual input to the brain about our position. ...Read more

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When i close my eyes my vision is blurred. Why?

When i close my eyes my vision is blurred. Why?

What?: How can you see with your eyes closed? If you mean your vision is blurry after tightly closing your eyes and then opening them, that's okay if it is transient. ...Read more

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What would happen if you close your eyes for a week?

What would happen if you close your eyes for a week?

Nothing: People in coma have their eyes closed by tape for months and nothing happens, you just have to be sure they are closed and not half open. If partially open they can get dry and ulceration of the cornea. ...Read more

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Is sitting too close to the tv still bad for the eyes?

Is sitting too close to the tv still bad for the eyes?

No: The distance is based on your refractive error (focusing power to get the image the clearest). Historically, televisions emitted radiation so sitting too close was concerning but now with proper shielding and new types of tvs, it's no longer an issue. ...Read more

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Does sitting close to the tv really hurt / affect your eyes?

Does sitting close to the tv really hurt / affect your eyes?

No: Lengthy tv or computer monitor viewing can be tiring and drying but is not hazardous. You are far more likely to be damaged by the content of what you are viewing. ...Read more

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When i close my eyes i can see white dots what does this mean?

When i close my eyes i can see white dots what does this mean?

Physiologic symptom: This may a normal physiologic symptom, however, you should see a retinal specialist to rule out retinovitreous pathology. ...Read more

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Is it really harmful to a child's eyes of they sit close to the tv?

Is it really harmful to a child's eyes of they sit close to the tv?

Harmful effect tv: Although there is no proof that sitting too close to tv screen or computer screen causes any harm.There is still a consensus of opinion that the inrease rate of myopia seen these days where the distant images are blurred is probabely caused by sitting too close to the tv screen.The children should be insructed to sit more then an arms length from the screen, tv viewing time should be limited. ...Read more

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Whenever you close your eyes, you can still see images, how and why is that?

Whenever you close your eyes, you can still see images, how and why is that?

Afterimage: This is called an entopic phenomenon. An example is when you can see floaters, or your own blood vessels when staring at bright light thru eyes closed. The cells in retina are excited after a flash of lightning that they continue to send message to brain. Kinda like when you burn your hand, feels hot even seconds later. ...Read more

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When you close your eyes, what is it that you see drift across the blackness?

When you close your eyes, what is it that you see drift across the blackness?

Afterimage: You are describing an afterimage. This is caused by the biochemical change in the retinal cells when the amount of light changes suddenly. ...Read more

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Why does white light flash before my eyes as soon as I close them in the dark?

Why does white light flash before my eyes as soon as I close them in the dark?

Light flash phenomen: This may represent a physiological retinal phenomenon, but if it is giving you concern you should seek a retinal consultation to verify that you have no retinal pathology of concern. ...Read more

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My eyes are always dry and when i close them it hurts a bit. What should I do?

My eyes are always dry and when i close them it hurts a bit. What should I do?

Use artificial tears: And see an ophthalmologist for a complete exam. Could conceivably be due to the antihistamines you indicated you are taking, but still need exam. ...Read more

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Why do we see shapes and colors when we close our eyes after looking at a light?

Why do we see shapes and colors when we close our eyes after looking at a light?

Afterimages: You are describing afterimages, which result from the retina still sending image information to the brain as it adapts to the different levels of light after you close your eyes. ...Read more

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When I close my eyes and squeeze them, then when I open them again, I get clear vision. Why is this?

When I close my eyes and squeeze them, then when I open them again, I get clear vision. Why is this?

Possible dry eyes: The most common reason why people can have vision that blurs in and out is dry eye. While the eye is open, the tears evaporate, drying out the cornea surface and blurring the vision. Squeezing the eyes closeed causes a slight tearing response which lubricates the cornea, smoothing its surface and improving the vision. An easier way to achieve this is to use artificial tears 3-4 times per day. ...Read more

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