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My eye has shrunken + feels sandy when I go to sleep. What is goig on ?

My eye has shrunken + feels sandy when I go to sleep. What is goig on ?

Conjunctivitis?: It would be surprising if your eye has shrunk. Maybe you have swelling around the eye, making the eye seem smaller by comparison. Along with "sandy" feeling, you may have conjunctivitis, i.e. inflammation of the surface of the eye, eyelids, etc. Also called pink-eye. Most cases are not serious, but sometimes serious. See doctor if it lasts more than a week or immediately if any pain. ...Read more

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Is surgery safe and effective for reducing/eliminating bags under my eyes. If so, how do I find/select a doctor in austintx? I have used many OTC products and some resulted in some shrinkage, but others made them more puffy. I am not sure how to categor

Is surgery safe and effective for reducing/eliminating bags under my eyes.  If so, how do I find/select a doctor in austintx? I have used many OTC products and some resulted in some shrinkage, but others made them more puffy.  I am not sure how to categor

Surgery : Surgery to address lower eyelid bags can help quite a bit with the problem you describe. Depending on your age and anatomy there are few ways to treat the problem: 1. Remove some excess lower eyelid fat 2. Reposition some of the fat lower down onto the cheek/tear trough area 3. Improve cheek and lower lid soft tissue volume loss. This can be down using fat grafting or soft tissue fillers such as Restylane (dermal fillers) or juvederm i would recommend consulting with a few board certified facial plastic surgeons, plastic surgeons, or oculoplastic surgeons in your area who have experience in eyelid surgery and volume enhancement. Unfortunately, insurance doesn't cover treatment for lower eyeild bags. ...Read more

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How to whitten eyes?

How  to whitten eyes?

Avoid irritation: Dry eye, allergy, infections........... Can cause red eyes. See your eye doctor to see if you have a condition that can be helped. ...Read more

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I feel sands in my eyes?

I feel sands in my eyes?

Residual Erosion : Often this complaint comes from some type of issue with residual erosion or severe dryness. I would see an eye md or a corneal specialist for an examination if it is a persistent problem. Also i would look to see if you have a fan on a night or are sleeping in an overly dry environment. Often overhead fans can cause severe dryness to the eyes. ...Read more

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In regards to eyes, what is CSR?

In regards to eyes, what is CSR?

CSR: Central Serous Retinopathy. Involves a build up of fluid underneath the retina causing distortion and blurring of vision. Generally goes away on its own but can recur. The cause is not well known but is linked with prednisone use and type-a personalities. ...Read more

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Why am i seeing wavy lines in eyes?

Why am i seeing wavy lines in eyes?

Multiple causes: If they are grey lines that move with your eyes then it could be benign posterior vitreous detachment. If they are bright fixed wavy lines it may be ophthalmic migraine. There could be other causes. You must see an eye md for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What are the effects of visiline on the eyes?

What are the effects of visiline on the eyes?

Not for the eyes: Vaseline is not intended for use on the eyes or eyelids. Specially prepared ophthalmic ointments (both prescription and otc) are safe to be used on the eyes and eyelids. It will considerably blur the vision for 15-30 minutes or more. Some ointments are available preservative free, but some people are sensitive to lanolin which may be found in ointment. ...Read more

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Eye press 26?

Eye press 26?

Higher than "normal": Your iop is above "normal" range of 10-21 mmhg. However, depending on your eye exam, you may not have a disease associated with this iop. Risk factors for glaucoma are elevated iop, thin corneas, positive family history, especially siblings with diagnosed glaucoma, african/hispanic ethnicity, aging. I recommend your eye md discuss with you what your risk is, & if your iop is too high for you. ...Read more

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Tuomr behind eye?

Your suspicion?: If you are having suspicion of a tumor behind your eye, you are probably having symptoms, such as double vision, decreased vision, pain, prominent or bulging eyeball, tremendous redness of eye, and perhaps other neurological symptoms. My advice is to seek an exam by an eye md for evaluation of your symptoms to see if other testing is warranted. ...Read more

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