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Doctor insights on: Short Palpebral Fissures Eye Openings

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Small white bumps under (r) eye, serious pain whole (r) eye. Scratched open now have mucus and blurry vision? Zaditor (ketotifen) ok? Soft contact wearer

Small white bumps under (r) eye, serious pain whole (r) eye. Scratched open now have mucus and blurry vision? Zaditor (ketotifen) ok? Soft contact wearer

No it is not ok!: Sounds like you have an infection, and especially being a contact lens wearer. You should stop your contacts immediately and see and eye md for recommended treatment. In certain situations the cause of theses symptoms could lead to blindness. ...Read more

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Fissure (Definition)

Grooves or clefts in various anatomical structures such as the brain (transverse fissure between cerebrum & cerebellum), the skull (sphenoidal fissure), the liver (for the ligamentum teres), the lung (oblique fissure), the spinal cord (ventral median fissure), or other structures such as the palpebral fissure between upper & lower eyelids. Can also be a tear in a structure ...Read more


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Myopia causes elongated eyes. Does elongated eyes cause bulging eyes?

Myopia causes elongated eyes. Does elongated eyes cause bulging eyes?

No: Bulging eyes are a separate problem from myopia. The most common cause of this is thyroid problems. ...Read more

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Could frequent use of sno-tears eyedrop, weaken eye lacrimal glands to act properly?

Could frequent use of sno-tears eyedrop, weaken eye lacrimal glands to act properly?

No effect: Tears supplement the natural tears and relieve symptoms related to this. They have no effect on tear production and will not change the physiological pattern for which tear supplementation is needed. So continue to use tears as needed. ...Read more

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Can posterior ethmoid mucocele put enough pressure on eye to cause eye floaters?

Can posterior ethmoid mucocele put enough pressure on eye to cause eye floaters?

Unlikely: These lesions gradually put more pressure on the eye if they break through the bone barrier between the orbit and the ethmoid sinus. This will not cause floaters although if the eye is being pushed out of position, it might cause existing floaters to be more noticeable. An ENT doctor can help with removal of this mucocoele. ...Read more

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Punctual block right eye lower puncta . Despite punctoplasty done of right eye lower punctum the tear duct has not opened . Please advise .

Punctual block right eye lower puncta . Despite punctoplasty done of right eye lower punctum the tear duct has not opened . Please advise .

Repeat dilation: Your ophthalmologist has a tapered probe which can be inserted to dilate the punctum and adjacent canal if they are narrowed. This sometimes requires several applications but usually will work. Check with your doctor if you have not already done so. ...Read more

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Can conjunctival melanosis present with tortuous conjunctival vessels?

Can conjunctival melanosis present with tortuous conjunctival vessels?

Different things: Primary conjunctival melanosis is a brown discolored spot in the eye that resembles a freckle or somewhat scatter. It is consider precancerous. Vessels in the conjunctiva might be tortuous or not. ...Read more

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What can cause red palpebral conjunctiva lower lid and dry feeling?

What can cause red palpebral conjunctiva lower lid and dry feeling?

Many possibilities: Infection, inflammation, irritation, foreign body, dry eyes and more. You will need to see an ophthalmologist to determine what's going on. ...Read more

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Optic Nerve RNFL OCT shows thinning temporal- both eyes, 20/20 both eyes, IOP 17 both eyes. Retinal exam normal. Is this significant

Optic Nerve RNFL OCT shows thinning temporal- both eyes, 20/20 both eyes, IOP 17 both eyes. Retinal exam normal. Is this significant

Response: Since all you provide are some brief findings regarding your retinas, I must conclude these tests were obtained due to some neurological symptoms. These results could be part of Multiple Sclerosis, if other signs and symptoms support the diagnosis. The thinning of the RNFL is notable, and should be followed up. Would a Concierge visit allow more in depth understanding? ...Read more

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Pain to move left eye, blurry vision lower 1/2 visual field that eye only (is like a greasy film over bottom 1/2 of eye). Blood pressure perfect?

Pain to move left eye, blurry vision lower 1/2 visual field that eye only (is like a greasy film over bottom 1/2 of eye). Blood pressure perfect?

Optic neuritis: You need to see an ophthalmologist asap. The biggest concern in a woman your age would be optic neuritis. This would explain your symptoms best. You need a thorough exam by an ophthalmologist first the ophthalmologist may order an MRI or have you see a neurologist depending on the findings. ...Read more

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Swollen top eye lid, no injury or allergy. inside upper eye lid yellowish ulcer ie: like mouth ulcers. eye drops burn/painfull. comprss doesnt help?

Consult opthalmologi: Please consult an eye doc ASAP. You will need treatment. It could be Herpes, do you have vesicles(bluster)? Heat pack will not help but cold compressor will be more soothing. feel better! ...Read more

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Can opthamologists tell the difference between hyaline cendensation and vitreous bodies and eye floaters w/dilated eye exam? Same prognosis for both?

Can opthamologists tell the difference between hyaline cendensation and vitreous bodies and eye floaters w/dilated eye exam? Same prognosis for both?

A dilated exam can: Differentiate between a vitreous floater, vitreous detachment and hyaloid opacification. The etiology (cause) for these entities can vary and thus patient history is important. The prognosis can also be variable depending upon the diagnosis and cause of each entity listed. For example, hyaloid pathology could be secondary to inflammation and carries a different set of issues. A good dilated is rec. ...Read more

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In right eye moderate glaucoma w/optic atrophy & moderate epiretinal membrane. Last 6 mos. colors washed out. Is this symptom of membrane or glaucoma?

In right eye moderate glaucoma w/optic atrophy & moderate epiretinal membrane.  Last 6 mos. colors washed out. Is this symptom of membrane or glaucoma?

Glaucoma likely: Epiretinal membranes cause distortion of the vision but don't usually alter color sensitivity as a rule. Glaucoma causes a loss of photoreceptor sensitivity and as these disappear, the color can be diminished. So glaucoma is more likely the cause of your color washout. ...Read more

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Dry eyes. Using eye gel 3x/day + no preservatives artificial tears. Eyes always a lot of red veins. Means long term inflammation? Permanent damage?

Dry eyes. Using eye gel 3x/day + no preservatives artificial tears. Eyes always a lot of red veins. Means long term inflammation? Permanent damage?

Some thoughts: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health and... there's a wide variety of causes of dry eyes. Medicine effects, autoimmune disease (sjorgren's), age, low humiidty/hi wind and feel that way from irritation (foreign body, infection, allergy, etc.) ...Read more

Skin Cracking (Definition)

Fissuring in outermost layer of ...Read more