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Does scleritis cause permanent eye damage?

Does scleritis cause permanent eye damage?

Possibly: If neglected, the sclera -the outer coat of the eye- can thin, cause eye distortion and bulging of the eye contents and in the worse case cause penetration into the eye. This needs an ophthalmologist's attention immediately. ...Read more

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Can green laser pointers cause permanent eye damage?

Can green laser pointers cause permanent eye damage?

YES: Any laser can cause damage to the eye. It depends on the aim, the power and the wavelength of the laser light. Never look into a laser pointer or fool around with pointing a laser pointer at another person or animal. ...Read more

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Is it possible for migraines to cause permanent eye damage?

Is it possible for migraines to cause permanent eye damage?

Rarely: Migraine headaches can rarely cause visual defects and/or decreased vision. See your regular doctor to control this issue and decrease your risk of this problem. ...Read more

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I always find my 2 yo flashing flashlights in his eyes. Will this cause permanent eye damage?

I always find my 2 yo flashing flashlights in his eyes. Will this cause permanent eye damage?

No: As long as you don't have some special high power flashlight, it won't hurt. Kids have always been fascinated with flashlights.
Laser pointers can be harmful, but not regular flashlights. ...Read more

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Can scleral buckle surgery cause permanent eye damage?

Can scleral buckle surgery cause permanent eye damage?

Rarely: Scleral buckles are used to fix a retinal detachment. Rarely, it can limit the blood supply to the front of the eye and cause problems. It usually does not cause any issues. ...Read more

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Can the fire belly toad toxin give permanent eye damage?

Can the fire belly toad toxin give permanent eye damage?

No: These toads contain a poisonous chemical called bombesin and bominine which can cause eye irritation and lid swelling with contact to the toxin. Eye symptoms usually resolve within a day by using preservative free tears, cold compressors and rest. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could computer screen cause permanent eye damage?

Please tell me, could computer screen cause permanent eye damage?

No: This has been tested hundreds of times and there is no harm. There is sometimes eye dryness and fatigue but these can be helped. ...Read more

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How dangerous is not wearing sunglasses on an overcast day? Stared toward the west watching ballgame with a 5:45 PM CST kickoff. Permanent eye damage?

How dangerous is not wearing sunglasses on an overcast day? Stared toward the west watching ballgame with a 5:45 PM CST kickoff. Permanent eye damage?

Sun exposure: If you have blue or green eyes, you are more susceptible to the potentially damaging sun's rays. Prolonged exposure could result in premature cataracts. A single episode is not likely to cause permanent damage. ...Read more

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My 7 year was staring at the sun for a few seconds while wearing cheap sunglasses. Clear day, 2.5 hrs before sunset. Permanent eye damage as a result?

My 7 year was staring at the sun for a few seconds while wearing cheap sunglasses. Clear day, 2.5 hrs before sunset. Permanent eye damage as a result?

No problem: The eye is equipped with significant reflexes that prevent stability of the image when staring at the sun or even a bright light. Your 7 year unless drugged, will have these in active use and should have no problems. ...Read more

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Can eye strain cause any permanent eye damage?

Can eye strain cause any permanent eye damage?

No: Eye strain can cause fatigue, headaches, irritated eyes and so forth. This gets better when you get your proper glasses. ...Read more

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Does viewing a computer screen cause permanent eye damage/degradation at a faster-than-normal rate?

Does viewing a computer screen cause permanent eye damage/degradation at a faster-than-normal rate?

Not really: It is a good idea to keep a normal distance to prevent the effects of radiation from the screen,

the effects on the eyes have not been reported in the literature to the best of my knowledge. ...Read more

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I have farsightedness. So can excessive computer use cause permanent eye damage?

I have farsightedness. So can excessive computer use cause permanent eye damage?

No: Farsightedness can be inconvenient and uncomfortable for computer users, but there is not any evidence that farsightedness and computer use produce eye damage. ...Read more

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I have bad papilledema in right eye. Could this develop into permanent eye damage and possibly blindness?

I have bad papilledema in right eye. Could this develop into permanent eye damage and possibly blindness?

Papilledema: If papilledema is not identified and treated promptly, vision loss can result. Work-up for papilledema could include an MRI scan of the brain and a spinal tap or other blood tests. ...Read more

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Could you flicking you in the eye cause permanent damage. It sore for 5 minutes but then feels normal?

Blunt trauma to the: Globe (eyeball) has the potential to cause external and internal damage. The internal components of the eye are delicate and that type of trauma may cause inflammation (iritis), bleeding (hyphema), increase intra-ocular pressure, and if hard enough even lenticular or retinal damage. ...Read more

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How do u distinguish between eye strain and dry eye? I'm told eyestrain is temporary & won't age ur eyes quicker. But dry eye can-> permanent damage.

How do u distinguish between eye strain and dry eye? I'm told eyestrain is temporary & won't age ur eyes quicker. But dry eye can-> permanent damage.

Try artificial tears: Dry eye typically feels a little better right after you apply artificial tears (vision clears a little too) or sometimes with keeping the eyes closed. Usually only severe dry eye can sometimes affect the cornea permanently
eye strain causes blurry vision, headache, sometimes double vision and improves with resting the eyes, taking breaks. ...Read more

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Could whites of eyes turn permanently red?

Could whites of eyes turn permanently red?

No: They can become chronically red from various irritations or diseases but after treatment they usually recover. Blind traumatic eyes can sometimes look red all the time but they must be treated also because that is a danger sign for the good eye. ...Read more

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Could you change your eye color permanently?

Could you change your eye color permanently?

Usually no: There are certain drops used to treat glaucoma that can make a hazel or light brown eye turn dark brown. The don't change color in pure blue or dark brown eyes. Other than in that instance, there is no way to safely change eye color permanently. ...Read more

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