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My lower left eyelid is puffy could I have an infection. My eyes look clear and I have no vision problems.?

My lower left eyelid is puffy could I have an infection. My eyes look clear and I have no vision problems.?

YES, A STYE: A stye is a painful blocked 'gland in your eyelid' (pictured: on the upper lid). General treatment is warm compresses. You may need an antibiotic drop or ointment.
Rarely, an opthomologist may have to do a procedure to 'cure it.'. ...Read more

Change In Vision (Definition)

There are many types of eye problems and visual disturbances. These include blurred vision, halos, blind spots, floaters, and other symptoms. Blurred vision is the loss of sharpness of vision and the inability to see small details. Blind spots (scotomas) are dark "holes" in the visual field in which ...Read more


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Could sinus or ear infections cause vision problems in one eye?

Could sinus or ear infections cause vision problems in one eye?

Sinus/ear infections: Will typically not cause any problems with your eyes. A severe sinus infection could potentially spread into tissues in the socket around your eye and could cause some eye problems if not treated properly. Make sure you take any medication prescribed by your doctor if you have an infection in your sinuses. ...Read more

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Had an eye infection. Treated with tobradex. Now I have vision problems and doctor says it's a mild corneal haze. Will this resolve on its own?

Had an eye infection. Treated with tobradex. Now I have vision problems and doctor says it's a mild corneal haze. Will this resolve on its own?

Corneal: "Haze" is edema (swelling) of the cornea and is usually self limited HOWEVER YOU NEED to continue to have follow-up with a Board Certified Opthamologist until it resolves!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Why do I get headaches in the back lower side of my head? Along with left eye vision problems?

Why do I get headaches in the back lower side of my head? Along with left eye vision problems?

Possibly migraine : Headache with visual disturbance is likely migrainous related at your age. A comprehensive eye exam will help to reassure that the eyes are healthy and not the cause of the symptoms. As far as your headaches, if the frequency and severity do not allow for a reasonably functional life, I recommend that you see your primary care doctor to assess & treat. ...Read more

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How can I tell if my eye is drifting? I felt a click in my left eye. I don't have any vision problems from it. Please help!

How can I tell if my eye is drifting? I felt a click in my left eye. I don't have any vision problems from it. Please help!

Have an: Ophthalmologist exam and then you will know if there are any problems. If you have a lazy eye and are only looking out of one eye you might not notice it ...Read more

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Feel headache one side on one side for past 6 months.Also vision problems like left eye slightly pain and blur due to headache.Its a migraine.Help me

Feel headache one side on one side for past 6 months.Also vision problems like left eye slightly pain and blur due to headache.Its a migraine.Help me

Probably: Severe sharp pain behind one eye and extending along the temple and above the ear is typical for migraine. These may have associated visual blurring, tearing, nasal discharge, ss well as nausea and confusion. They may come as a progressive pain that can last many hours, or as recurrent brief but intense pain in clusters. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of vision problems in left eye, pain the left neck and arm, weakness, dizziness and disorientation?

Well this is a hard : Question. Left eye vision problems - see an eye doctor imeditely
vision loss is serious

pain in the left neck is not usually related to your brain. Or eyes

weakness and disiness coul dbe from a stroke or possible heart disease. You need to see a doctor.

If progressive go to the emergency room you coul dbe having a stroke. ...Read more

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Diabetic.Vision problems all of sudden.Just left annual vision check up w/ eye md &also w/ a eye specialist.Everything looked fine.Seeing dark spots?

Diabetic.Vision problems all of sudden.Just left annual vision check up w/ eye md &also w/ a eye specialist.Everything looked fine.Seeing dark spots?

Go back: Return to your eye md. You may have harmless vitreous floaters, but you may have vitreous hemorrhage secondary to diabetic retinopathy. As you may already know, big changes in your blood sugar up or down can cause blurry vision. ...Read more

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Are vision problems also associated with dry eyes and if so are they treated the same as other dry eye symptoms.

Are vision problems also associated with dry eyes and if so are they treated the same as other dry eye symptoms.

Depends: Ordinary dry eyes are sometimes uncomfortable but not harmful. If the dryness is more severe then the surface of the eye can develop dry spots that impair the vision and if severe, the front of the eye can break down. If the vision is impaired then extra strong treatment from your ophthalmologist will be necessary. ...Read more

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I have crescents of brown on top of both my eyes. I have elevated ALT/AST, vision problems. Do the ones in keratoconus start at the top part of eye?

I have crescents of brown on top of both my eyes. I have elevated ALT/AST, vision problems. Do the ones in keratoconus start at the top part of eye?

Clarification: What do you mean by the top of the eye? Eye lid or the eyeball? Keratoconus is a corneal disease that effects the lower part of cornea. It causes irregular astigmatism (steepness) of the cornea. You also mention elevated liver enzyme which does not cause keratoconus.. Hard contact lens will help ...Read more

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Had an eye exam 1 month ago. Mild astigmatism but no swelling of nerve. Still have vision problems where my eyes get tired and cant things properly.

Had an eye exam  1 month ago. Mild astigmatism but no swelling of nerve. Still have vision problems where my eyes get tired and cant things properly.

Different issues: Astigmatism is simply an ovality of the eye which distorts the vision until corrected by glasses or contacts. Optic nerve swelling can be very serious. How did this enter the conversation with your ohthalmologist. You might have some degree of dry eyes as well. Revisit with your eye doctor to sort this out. ...Read more

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Does morphine cause eye sight or vision problems? As i've been experiencing it since taking it

Does morphine cause eye sight or vision problems? As i've been experiencing it since taking it

Morphine: Opiates cause constriction of the pupils & blurred vision. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I've had what looks like a black eye now for about four years but I haven't had any problems and I don't have vision problems?

I've had what looks like a black eye now for about four years but I haven't had any problems and I don't have vision problems?

Dark circles: found on the periorbital area (the skin surrounding the eye) is primarily caused by capillary leakage from histamine release due to allergies. With chronic capillary permeability, red blood cells leak and stain the skin leaving a darker pigmented appearance. If your treatments are not working then seeing an allergist for definitive treatment should be your next step. ...Read more

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I have vision problems every time I get a headache...why would that be besides the inflammation in the back of my eye?

I have vision problems every time I get a headache...why would that be besides the inflammation in the back of my eye?

Migraine?: if the vision changes only come with the headache then they could be from an atypical migraine. If you are having them at other times then I would see an ophthalmologist and a neurologist. Otherwise see a neurologist to try to get the headaches under control. ...Read more

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Can I have lasik surgery to fix vision problems caused by an eye injury?

Can I have lasik surgery to fix vision problems caused by an eye injury?

Probably not but....: Your should consult a lasik surgeon to see if you are a candidate. Generally speaking, if your vision is not correctable with glasses, you probably will not be a lasik candidate. ...Read more

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Scratch on eye. Had spark fly in it. Got piece metal out. Doc gave me ointment. Chance i'll have vision problems or get worse?

Scratch on eye. Had spark fly in it. Got piece metal out. Doc gave me ointment. Chance i'll have vision problems or get worse?

Depends: Corneal disruption (abrasion, foreign objects, scratches) usually heal with restoration of central vision back to normal. The except, except in massive injury, is when a scar forms in the exact center (the visual axis) This may cause long term visual blur or distortion. If your injury was away from the center, you should do well. ...Read more

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Are there eye exercises I can use to correct vision problems?

Are there eye exercises I can use to correct vision problems?

No: Eye exercises have been promoted by optometrists for years but have been proven to have no useful purpose and certainly will not correct vision problems. Only one exercise is of value called "pencil pushups". For insuffiency of convergence, the medial recti can be strengthened by focusing on the number on a pencil at arm's length and bringing the pencil slowly towards the eyes. 10 reps 3 x a day. ...Read more

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Small yellowish spot on white of eye right next to my pupil about 3 oclock position. No vision problems. Serious?

No: If no redness or pain or visual problem, this is not anything serious.

It is probably a pinguecula, which is very common and not a source of concern, . ...Read more

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Chances of tumor poking eye out? One eye feels bigger when touched but no vision problems/pain. Is it likely this is a tumor? 19 y/o extremely scared!

Chances of tumor poking eye out? One eye feels bigger when touched but no vision problems/pain. Is it likely this is a tumor? 19 y/o extremely scared!

Very unlikely: It's very unlikely that your eye is being pushed out by an orbital tumor because of normal vision & absence of double vision. Some individuals have slight asymmetrical appearance of their eyelids that often makes one eye appear different "sized" than the other. The best way to be completely b sure that your eyes are healthy & that there is no cause for concern is to have a comprehensive eye exam. ...Read more

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Which types of eye/vision problems would prevent someone from becoming a pilot?

Multiple issues: Obviously if the vision is lowered and uncorrectable that would be an impairment impossible to overcome. The vision should be good in each eye and some pilot licenses require documented stereovision and normal color vision. That depends upon the type of license. Anything that would disallow a normal driver's license would also prevent getting a pilot license. ...Read more

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Eye headaches, vision problems - neurological or eyeball related?

Eye headaches, vision problems - neurological or eyeball related?

Both are possible: If these conditions are present enough to cause significant change in your eye health or your comfort you need them evaluated. There is not enough information in your question to separate whether it is the eyes or the nervous system. You should see your ophthamologist and get it sorted out. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have lasik eye surgery to correct vision problems caused by an eye injury?

Is it possible to have lasik eye surgery to correct vision problems caused by an eye injury?

No: Most likely the eye injury will have damaged the eye enough that just doing lasik will not correct the vision enough, or sometimes the eye injury causes other problems that contraindicate getting lasik done. The best way to know if a good candidate for lasik is to have a preop eval. ...Read more

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My dad is losing his vision from one eye he went to the eye doctor and they didn't find any vision problems his blood sugar is normal what can it be?

My dad is losing his vision from one eye he went to the eye doctor and they didn't find any vision problems his blood sugar is normal what can it be?

Second opinion: Never settle for "no explanation why" loss of vision. Seek a second opinion from an Ophthalmologist. Monocular vision loss could be from media problems, retinal problems, optic nerve problems, central nervous system problems, or other. A comprehensive examination with diagnostic testing should help to elucidate your fathers eye problem. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more