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Poke Eye Finger
My eye got poked yesterday by my sons finger really hard. Could I have permanent damage? My sight appears okay, but around that eye is sore.
Eye injury: Whenever you get injured in your eye, it's important to have it checked out to make sure that you don't have a scratched cornea or some other type of injury. If the symptoms don't improve in the near future, have your eye doctor check it out. ...Read more
Someone accidentaly poked me in the eye with their finger 3 days ago. My eye feels sore but it looks normal and my vision is fine. What should I do.
Watch and wait:
If the soreness is decreasing you may watch and wait. If you notice any change in vision, or the pain worsens, see a doctor.
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I always have some white gunk coming out of my eyes what is it? Like I will put my finger there under my eyeball and white stuff comes out
Eye gunk: Hello ~ you probably have chronic blepharo-conjunctivitis. Do you wear contact lenses? I think you should go and see an eye doc to confirm and treat thanks ...Read more
Got bitten by my pet rabbit on fingers and he licked all over my fingers. 10 mins later I rubbed my eyes with that finger got shot 2 hours am I safe?
What shot did u get?: Domestic animals are relatively safe, and my bunny bites and scratches me all the time. Just wash you eye out with saline, if any discharge appears see doctor ...Read more
My eyes in the past month have been itching me daily. When I rub them with my fingers they become red. I am a website designer and I spend prolonged h?
Optic alteration: When you press on the eye underneath, you alter the relationship between the optics at the front of the eye and the retina which receives the image at the back of the eye. If the correspondance is correct, the vision will improve although it will have some distortion. It is obviously not a practical option to correct your need for glasses. ...Read more
No: Opticians have instruments to make this measurement. It determines the spacing for the optical centration of eyeglass lenses. You can't do this by looking at your fingers. ...Read more
What are the chemical stimuli in the human body the eyes fingers etc (sense organs) or something else?
Neurochemicals: All sensory organs convert a stimulus (light, sound, heat, cold, touch, pressure, etc.) into an electrical signal which travels up the nerve for the body to respond to that stimulus. There are a variety of neurochemicals that are part of this relay including acetylcholine and epinephrine and many others. The specific one depends upon the circuit in question. ...Read more
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I have new skin liquid bandage on my finger and touched my eye. Would that cause damage to my eye?
If dried no: If the liquid bandage is dried it should not cause any damage by touching the outside of your eye. ...Read more
I put viaderm-kc cream on my finger at night and in the morning. I scratched my eye with that finger, due to an itch. Will my eye be ok?
Usually be fine: Most of the cream will be absorbed by skin especially it's overnight. If you don't feel any uncomfortable, that would be fine. Otherwise you'd better wash it immediately and go to see doctor. ...Read more
Why does a10m old normaly developing boy rubs nose or eyes with fingers few times a day randomly. Sometimes kind of shrinks his eyes and. Opens?
Allergies?: What you describe sounds like his nose and eyes itch, and rubs his nose and eyes, and squints to try and relieve the itch. If there is a family history of allergies, such as hay fever, asthma or eczema, then it is more likely to be that. A visit to his pediatrician will help sort things out for you. ...Read more
I wear contact lenses regularly, but from few days I have some white liquid in my eyes sometimes and I have to remove it with my finger? Why is it so?
The lower layer part of the eyes, if you (pull it down with one finger), will it change appearance? Clues? Do it 5 times? Heal back?
Lower lid: I don't think you can easily pull down anything but the lower lid. If you try this with the eyeball it was be painful. Lids can be moved around and pulled on for short intervals without any change in the basic structure so don't worry about long effects. However, why are you doing this? ...Read more
I tried closing my eyes and pressing them hard inside with my fingers out of idiocy to check if any pain, I can bear...can it cause serious injury?
No injury: It is never a good idea to do things to yourself which causes pain but if you pressed on your eyes through your closed eyelids and your vision is fine afterwards and you have no pain afterwards then you need not worry that damage has been done. Just learn from your mistake and don't do it again. ...Read more
Eyelid Wrinkles: The lower eyelid skin is the thinnest skin on our bodies. It is also placed in an area that gets lots of sun exposure and so it loses its elastic and collagen faster then other areas. Also, the thick cheek skin causes wear & tear on the lower lid skin when we smile. All of these factors are probably more important in the cause of wrinkles on the lid then occasionally picking. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I hit my eye with my finger yesterday, and now one side of that eye is red. Should I be worried or not?
Hemorrhage: You probably bumped a vein in the conjunctiva and it leaked a tiny spot of blood underneath which will spread in that space so it looks worse than it is. If you vision is fine and you have no pain or discharge, that is by far the most likely thing and you can just wait for it to absorb although it might spread a little bigger before than happens. ...Read more
Please advise if it's bad that I can touch my eyes (running my fingers through them) without a problem (without twitching)?
Eye rub: It could represent a problem of decreased corneal sensation. You need to see an Ophthalmologist for an evaluation. In the mean time keep your fingers out of your eyes. Yes it is bad to do this because you can create problems such as infection, abrasion etc. ...Read more
Sometimes around my eyes turn black my face and fingers swell and most of the time I am always tired what might be the cause?
I have spider angiomas, two underneath my eyes and one on my pinky finger. What could be causing this and how are they treated?
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7 y/o w/ asd and tic d/o. Flicks fingers (doen't do at his eyes), flicks self and others. How can we tell if this is a tic or stimming?
More likely stimming: Depends if it is purposeful.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is snapping of the fingers, focusing on objects with eyes, following simple motor commands, and agitation part of a minimally conscious state?
Most of it: Agitation is not part of the diagnostic criteria but the other behaviors you are describing are. Diagnostic criteria include: following simple commands, gestural or verbal yes/no responses (regardless of accuracy), intelligible verbalization, and purposeful behavior (e.g., appropriate smiling or crying, reaching for objects, pursuit eye movement). ...Read more
What do doctors check for when they ask you to follow his/her finger with your eyes? I couldn't follow drys finger to the right, he said vertigo.
Motility: As the doctor moves a finger in front of you, he/she is assessing the way your eyes are tracking (moving). If your eyes don't move as they should, or if unsteady movements are detected, further tests are generally necessary to diagnose the problem. If your eyes are unable to move to one side, depending on which eye, usually a neurologist should evaluate you. Nystagmus (shaky eyes) may cause dizziness. ...Read more
I have really really dark circles under my eyes and tired all the time. My finger tips turn white and go numb sometimes. What could be wrong with me.?
My left eye was itching, and I rubbed it badly with my finger. It hurts me but not so bad, should I be worried? Does it reshape my eye or make it bad?
No Reshaping, but…: Whenever anyone rubs their eyes vigorously, they could inadvertently scratch there eyes minutely with their fingernail. However the eye recovers quickly, and usually overnight with no problem. If you still have pain, and it feels uncomfortable, then you need to see your eye doctor. S/he can look at it under him slitlamp microscope, and treat it. You have not damaged your eyes. ...Read more