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Should eyes track together?

Should eyes track together?

Yes: Except the first couple of months of life in an newborn the eyes should track together. If the eyes deviate sometimes it is an "intermittent" deviation. If full time it is a full deviation. If this is in children in needs immediate attention by an eye md. ...Read more

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What does it mean "your eyes do not track together"?

What does it mean "your eyes do not track together"?

Binocular vision: Think of the brain as a computer (cpu) that receives input from both eyes to simultaneously see in 3d and in focus.
Both eyes need to move in rhythm for this and also properly aligned therein. There are various ocular to neural causes for poor tracking that need to be investigated. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your baby's eyes do not track together?

What does it mean if your baby's eyes do not track together?

Could be important: Depends a lot on the age. For the first few weeks of life, it is common for the eyes to appear misaligned and "not track well" together. After a couple months, most babies will fixate well and the eyes track well together. Mention the symptom to your pediatrician, and see if a referral to an eye md or pediatric ophthalmologist is advisable. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your baby's "eyes do not track together"?

What does it mean if your baby's "eyes do not track together"?

Depends: Babies eyes do not need to completely track together until around nine months of age. If the eye exam is otherwise normal, and your child is under 9 months of age, I would follow. If one eye is constantly looking in one direction, that is different, and the child should be seen. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Eyes do not track together?

What is the definition or description of: Eyes do not track together?

Strabismus.: This is a laymans description of an eye muscle disorder
that can be diagnosed and treated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Could dry contact lenses cause issues with eye tracking when being examined for concussion? PT said some difficulty tracking w left eye.

Could dry contact lenses cause issues with eye tracking when being examined for concussion? PT said some difficulty tracking w left eye.

No, your PT was: Checking your cranial nerves, which include those to all the muscles that move your eyes about in different directions. So, see your doctor for a neurological exam if you don't know whether your " visual tracking" problem pre-existed, or was present, prior to your injury. ...Read more

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Baby's eyes not focusing or tracking well, what is the problem?

Baby's eyes not focusing or tracking well, what is the problem?

Depends: Very young infants in the first week or so of life may not appear to focus or track well. Full term infants should look at faces and focus some on objectsfly 2 weeks old if they are the right distance from their eyes. Many infants will cross their eyes at times, but that should stop by 6 months old. Any other concerns should prompt a visit to the baby's pediatrician. ...Read more

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Headaches. Random numbness in hands, feet, arm, leg, face and back. Urinary & digestive track issues. Vision focus issues. Pain behind eyes. Ms?

Headaches. Random numbness in hands, feet, arm, leg, face and back. Urinary & digestive track issues. Vision focus issues. Pain behind eyes. Ms?

Possibly: Multiple sclerosis can present with a multitude of different symptoms. Certainly some of which you have mentioned. Given the number of complaints you have, I would suggest prompt neurologic evaluation. ...Read more

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36yoF, WBC 11k, CRP 20. 3 wks fatigue, GI upset, occ headache, 3x night sweats. Now waking up dizzy and nauseated, eyes slow to track fast obj. Help.?

36yoF, WBC 11k, CRP 20. 3 wks fatigue, GI upset, occ headache, 3x night sweats. Now waking up dizzy and nauseated, eyes slow to track fast obj. Help.?

Many issues: Please start with a visit to your Primary doctor. You will be examined and laboratory studies ordered.
If the results don't carefully help you improve your Primary doctor should take care of you and also refer you to a Psychologist to help you through some of your issues.

Please keep me posted. Wish you well. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is "eye tracking dysfunction"?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is "eye tracking dysfunction"?

Questionable term: This is a common term used by optometrists who define this to indicate that somehow the eyes do not work well together. It is part of a workup they have devised to try and get the naive into programs of 'optometric visual therapy' which is an expensive exercise in generally futile but lucrative office examinations and "treatments" ...Read more

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I have my first appointment with a neuro ophthalmologist tomorrow because of eye tracking issues. What will happen at this appointment?

I have my first appointment with a neuro ophthalmologist tomorrow because of eye tracking issues. What will happen at this appointment?

Examination: A neuro-ophthalmologist is a specialist in the interaction between the nervous system and eye function. You will have a complete eye examination, an emphasis on eye motion, probably a field of vision test and if anything is positive you might have some radiological exams ordered. The testing is low stress, many consider fun, and you can have tracking dysfunction evaluated. Don't worry. ...Read more

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10 week old sometimes avoids eye contact (particularly while being held). Other times, he coos, smiles n tracks well but mostly while lying down. Help?

10 week old sometimes avoids eye contact (particularly while being held). Other times, he coos, smiles n tracks well but mostly while lying down. Help?

Development varies: Slightly with each infant, and if he is making good eye contact while lying down, cooing and smiling, it sounds like he is on track. It may be that when he is upright, there are so many more sights to see that his eye contact with you is intermittent, compared to looking at you vs a boring ceiling when lying down. Keep talking and interacting with you baby, but share concerns at next check up. ...Read more

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's kind of hard for me to look into peoples eyes like I can't look people in both there eyes I have to pick which eye left or right that's not normal?

's kind of hard for me to look into peoples eyes like I can't look people in both there eyes I have to pick which eye left or right that's not normal?

Normal: You are correct in that you cannot look at both eyes at the same time. Most studies show that people flip their gaze between each eye and the mouth. ...Read more

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I have an elliptical left pupil and vision disturbance in both eyes. Can you tell me what is causing this?

I have an elliptical left pupil and vision disturbance in both eyes. Can you tell me what is causing this?

Uveitis: Several of the conditions that you mention, lyme disease, herpes virus, toxo, can cause inflammation of the uveal tissue resulting in blurry vision and an elliptical or irregular shaped pupil. Many other causes are possible. Based on information provided, I feel these are high possibilities or need to be ruled out. Of course, an eye exam would be key. ...Read more

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I have very light 'constant' flickering (not flashes) in peripheral vision of both eyes (more in left) in dark since a week? Lattice review in 3 days.

I have very light 'constant' flickering (not flashes) in peripheral vision of both eyes (more in left) in dark since a week? Lattice review in 3 days.

See ophthalmologist: Flickers can be as simple as migraines or blood pressure changes, but can also be something like a retinal tear or hole which can quickly become an emergency. I highly suggest seeing an ophthalmologist for this as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Diplopia is worse this time last time it was only in left gaze thi time it is in both eyes. Last time it wss resolved. Is it resolve this time also.

Diplopia is worse this time last time it was only in left gaze thi time it is in both eyes. Last time it wss resolved. Is it resolve this time also.

Multiple causes: There are multiple causes for double vision, you do not mention a head injury or any other symptoms so I assume there are none. It is poss that you were born with a weak muscle n you are now unable to contro it. Other causes could be a diabetic or thryoid prob, then we get into a neurological eval which would be more extensive. See an ophthalmologist if it does not resolve. ...Read more

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I have on and off blurring in my left eye especially at night. It also feels like my eyes aren't working properly together when I have this blurring.

I have on and off blurring in my left eye especially at night. It also feels like my eyes aren't working properly together when I have this blurring.

See Specialist: Given your persistent symptoms I would suggest making an appointment to see an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) for further workup and evaluation. Changes in vision could be fixed easily with glasses/contacts. ...Read more

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Eyes go heavy and hurt to touch feels like there's pressure in them and the top of both shoulders hurt to press on and when I turn my head left and ri

Eyes go heavy and hurt to touch feels like there's pressure in them and the top of both shoulders hurt to press on and when I turn my head left and ri

Stress?: This sounds like the textbook definition of tension headache. There be a very significant component of neck and muscle pain of the shoulder and trapezius muscles to this. See your doc and get a first hand dx. ...Read more

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My eyes move right and left for about a second, and then refocus. Anyone know what the problem is with my eyes?

My eyes move right and left for about a second, and then refocus. Anyone know what the problem is with my eyes?

Accomodation problem: The eye movement is a voluntary movement you may be inducing to try to focus your vision for near. You are at the age where you may have an accomodating problem and may have a need for corrective lenses. An ophthalmologist can address this issue. ...Read more

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It doesn't matter if I close my left, my right eye, or open both eyes I always see double. What cousin the causes be?

It doesn't matter if I close my left, my right eye, or open both eyes I always see double. What cousin the causes be?

Glasses?: Double vision from one eye could suggest a serious condition. However, given you age, and that both of your eyes each see double vision, it is most likely that your interpretation of double vision is blurred vision. You need to see your eye doctor for a complete eye exam and possibly new glasses. ...Read more

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I test my eyes before 2 month. Before testing no for right eye (-3.75)and for left (-2.75). ITs increase by (-0.25)for both. M I need to take new glasses?

I test my eyes before 2 month. Before testing no for right eye (-3.75)and for left (-2.75). ITs increase by (-0.25)for both. M I need to take new glasses?

Personal preference: There is little difference between -3.75 and -4.00 diopters, and likewise between -2.75 and -3.00 diopters of correction. That means one's glasses should still work fine, but if wanting new glasses, one can have a pair made with the new prescription. Occasionally, a person might end up liking her old prescription better because she's grown used to her old glasses. ...Read more

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I test my eyes before 2 month. Before testing no for right eye (-3.75)and for left (-2.75).aftr tst increase by (0.25)for both can I use my old glasses?

I test my eyes before 2 month. Before testing no for right eye (-3.75)and for left (-2.75).aftr tst increase by (0.25)for both can I use my old glasses?

A diopter change: Of. 25 (plus or minus) from your current correction isn't likely to be noticeable. Glasses & contact lenses can be expensive. Unless you're currently notices eye strain, headaches or difficulty focusing, you probably can delay getting new glasses. Hope this helps. Dr. Anne. ...Read more

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There's a red area in both my eyes in the corners the past week and its gotten worse first it was the left eye alone now it both of them left is worse?

There's a red area in both my eyes in the corners the past week and its gotten worse first it was the left eye alone now it both of them left is worse?

Red eye: Other possible causes of red eye include dry eye and subconjunctival hemorrhage. For dry eye, try using an otc eyedrop such as theratears, three time a day. For the subconj heme, use theratears and cold compresses for comfort (this should resolve in 2-4 weeks). If your symptoms persist, call your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Nerve pulsing under both eyes and left bottom of chin for 2 days non stop... What could it be?

Nerve pulsing under both eyes and left bottom of chin for 2 days non stop... What could it be?

Eyelid twitch: Eyelid twitching may be triggered by:

Alcohol intake
Bright light
Caffeine excess
Fatigue
Irritation of the eye surface or inner eyelids
Physical exertion
Smoking
Stress
Wind
Benign essential blepharospasm is a movement disorder (dystonia) of the muscles around the eye. No one knows exactly what causes it. Hemifacial spasm is typically caused by a small artery that irritates a facial nerve. ...Read more

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My sons right eye is smaller than his left eye. Born two months ago. How can I tell if he is able to see on both eyes?

My sons right eye is smaller than his left eye. Born two months ago. How can I tell if he is able to see on both eyes?

See an eye doctor: We recommend taking your son to a pediatric ophthalmologist for a complete exam, including refraction, to ensure that the internal structures of the eye are normal, as well as the eyelids. It is better to have the child examined now, rather than waiting. ...Read more

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I have a cylindrical power of -0.5 (both eyes) with axis 90 on left eyes and 85 on right eyes. Is it necessary to wear my glasses all day?

I have a cylindrical power of -0.5 (both eyes) with axis 90 on left eyes and 85 on right eyes. Is it necessary to wear my glasses all day?

Probably not: You have a mild astigmatism and at 20 years of age, are probably able to see quite well without glasses. If you get headaches when you read you might consider glasses. ...Read more

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Can you really reverse a cataract I saw an optometrist last month and I have cataracts on both left and right eyes. I am afraid to have the surgery cataract especially when his assistant told me that there is only 1/3 chance of good results I can see b

Can you really reverse a cataract I saw an optometrist last month and I have cataracts on both left and right eyes. I am afraid to have the surgery cataract especially when his assistant told me that there is only 1/3 chance of good results I can see b

No: The only treatment for cataracts is surgery and is only indicated if they are visually significant (affecting your daily activities, and glasses will not improve, and you feel you have to see better). The sucess for cataract surgery is typically above 98%. ...Read more

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I have dryness and pain in my left eye, when I wake up, both eyes are red but eye drops clears it. Is this serious?

I have dryness and pain in my left eye, when I wake up, both eyes are red but eye drops clears it. Is this serious?

Dry eyes: Can be a symptoms of other underlying illnesses. Please consult BOTH your PCP and your ophthalmologist for comprehensive exams and testing for possible autoimmune (Sjogren's) or other inflammatory illnesses. ...Read more

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The actual eyeball is the same size in both eyes but the eye area looks uneven in my baby, will her left eye area grow with her right in time?

The actual eyeball is the same size in both eyes but the eye area looks uneven in my baby, will her left eye area grow with her right in time?

Possibly: If your baby's eyes look normal but one appears larger than the other, she may have some drooping of one of her upper eyelids. If this is significant, then you should have her evaluated by a pediatric ophthalmologist to make sure that nothing significant is going on. ...Read more

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I have astigmatism on both eyes, with left eye a cylinder of 1.0 I am told there are no brands with 1.0 which makes it blurry. What can I do?

I have astigmatism on both eyes, with left eye a cylinder of 1.0 I am told there are no brands with 1.0 which makes it blurry. What can I do?

0.75 OK: If you are referring to contact lenses, then one with a cylinder of 0.75 would be fine. The number does not have to be exact, and the contact lens itself will mask the final 0.25. ...Read more

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Hi. .. Yesterday I made custom laisek to both eyes..... Today my left eye is blurry with red marks in the white area. I can see clearer in right eye?

Hi. .. Yesterday I made custom laisek to both eyes..... Today my left eye is blurry with red marks in the white area. I can see clearer in right eye?

See your surgeon: Visual loss would be an issue that needs to assessed by your surgical team. Redness can be small bruises from lasik suction ring or a sign of healing problems. Seek follow up care asap. ...Read more

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I hit my left temple on Sunday night and yesterday and today I have had a headache all day and the light hurts my eyes/head bad and both temples hurt?

I hit my left temple on Sunday night and yesterday and today I have had a headache all day and the light hurts my eyes/head bad and both temples hurt?

Posttraumatic injury: You are suffering from a post-traumatic headache because of the blow to your temple. You didn't give me enough information to know whether or not your incident could qualify as a concussion. That depends mainly upon just how dazed or unconscious you were. My best guess is that you didn't suffer a concussion but if you also get any nausea/vomiting or feel sleepy in any way you should get to an ER ...Read more