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Something In Eye Can T Get Out
Does anyone know about eye injuries, I got something in my eye and can't get it out with tweezers?
See an Eye MD: You should see an eye md as soon as you can. ...Read more
Try water flush: Try to flush you eyes with water. If you still feel a sensation have an eye specialist take a look further. ...Read more
There's something foreign in my eyes and I can't get it out. It's hurting like crazy! What can I do?
Foreign body, cornea: Wash your eye with cold water. You may be lucky to dislodge the foreign body.If you don't get relief go to the eye doctor. Sometime, corneal ulcer will give you symptom like that. If it persists and if you do not have access to an ophthamologist, go to an emergency room for immediate attention. ...Read more
Depends: If it is something that flew in from air breezes or ordinary activity you can try to flush it out with lubricating eyedrops. If it flew in with force (if you were drilling or grinding for instance), you need emergency attention. You might be able to see an object stuck to your cornea in a well lighted, magnifying mirror. Any er is skilled at removal of objects stuck in the eye or see an eyedoc. ...Read more
Carefully: A safe way to get something out of your eye on your own is to gently wash out the eye with sterile saline which is meant for the eye (not a nasal solution). Tilt your head so that the 'bad' eye is higher and send the saline from the outer corner of the eye toward the inner corner, nearer the nose. You may need help keeping the eyelid open. Get help soon if the irritation continues. ...Read more
Haven't heard of it: Haven't heard of people's eyes getting swollen from skipping meals, but people do get head aches, light headed, shaky, sweaty, tummy aches, etc... If they get hungry, don't eat, or get a bit of low blood sugar. If eye symptoms occur, an eye doctor can check to see what the problem might be. A primary care doctor can evaluate to see if low blood sugar is happening (it may or may not be). ...Read more
Rarely: Most typical cases of strabismus (cross eye) are diagnosed in childhood. Later onset of misaligned eyes can be a sign of a cranial nerve palsy (weakness), thyroid disease, or the result of very poor vision in one eye only. You should see an ophthalmologist for diagnosis and possible treatment. ...Read more
Contacts: See and eye specialist. It may be out, but you may have scratched your eye by continuing to remove it, or caused and infection. It may still be in there, you need examined. You can try pulling your upper lid out and down over you lower lid and letting go to see if the flushes it out, or you could have a friend look in your eye for it. Otherwise get examined. ...Read more
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Is it true that once you're in your 20's, your vision doesn't get any worse? (Your eye sight stabilizes)
Mostly true: As you grow through the teens, the power of eyeglasses if you need them will progressively increase although at a slower rate. For most this process stops in the mid 20s and stabilizes for many years until other issues of middle age sight start to happen. This is why most LASIK surgeons want you to wait until you are 23 or so prior to doing the surgery. ...Read more
I get 8-10 hours of sleep everynight yet I still always wake up with pouches under my eyes that don't go away?
Pouches: You may have dependent edema (angioedema), a benign condition where fluid pools under the eyes at night. Or you may have prolapsed orbital fat, which often occurs with age-- this is benign as well, but if cosmetically bothersome to you, this can be fixed with surgery. Make an appointment with your local ophthalmologist to have this checked. ...Read more
I have had dark circles under my eyes for many years. What causes this? I get 10-12 hrs of sleep a day (which still aren't enough)
Its the...: ..Thinness of your eyelid skin. Nothing to do about it. ...Read more
My eyes hurt when I try to read and at that moment I don't seem to understand and think clearly, I also seem to get a little confused.
My friend can't get help for tolusa hunt we live in palmsprings ca and he will loose his eye site without help and he's in pain help us?
Go to ER: He needs treament asap.Get a more detailed answer ›
When I'm concentrating on something my eyes all of a sudden seize back and forth. Why is that? I also get headaches just about every day.
Every time I go to church my eyes get red, and when I leave my eyes are fine, what can I do so that my eyes won't get red during church?
Possible allergy.: This sounds like you may be allergic to something in the environment in the church, possibly dust or mold, or pollens if there are flowers there. You should discuss this with your doctor and have your eyes examined. Then they might advise you on a type of allergy medication. ...Read more
With the beginning of spring, my son's eyes get watery a lot. He's 11 years old. Is there something over the counter that you can recommend?
I seem to have dark bags under my eyes no matter how much sleep I get. Is there something I can be doing at home to help this? Any other tips?
Dark bags: You may have what's known as allergic shiners which is caused by an allergy. Consult your doctor or see an allergist for evaluation. ...Read more
I've been on a long road trip and I had some makeup get into my eyes. I was unable to stop for many hours so I couldn't wash it. It burned. Damage?
Unlikely: Makeup ingredients have been tested before marketing and they have a massive test with the millions of users out there. A little in your eye is not different than almost everyone who at some time or other gets a little in their eye. As long as your vision is fine and the eye is not staying red, then you should do fine. ...Read more
My eyes have been bloodshot for the last couple weeks. This week I've started to get crusty discharge. They don't hurt or itch. Do I need to see a dr?
Blepharitis therapy: Blepharitis is a very treatable problem. Initial treatment includes artificial tears, a bland antibiotic ointment at night, and ocusoft plus lid scrubs twice daily immediately after warm compresses. If symptoms persist, additional therapies may be needed and you should see your eye doctor. ...Read more
I have been seeing these squiggly lines in my eyes, they start off small and get bigger to the point where I can't see with a migraine. What is this?
I have worn contacts for 18 years- my eyes are fine when I wear them, but have dry eyes when I don't. If I stop wearing them, will my eyes get better?
Sensitivity: It is not uncommon to have increased sensitivity to dryness after taking the contacts out of your eyes. There needs to be a period of readjustment (weeks). Use artificial tears like Refresh™ several times daily to help with dryness. Warm eyelid compresses once daily & 2000mg of fish oil supplement may help too. In contact lens issues, it's always a good idea to have your eyes checked too. ...Read more
Red eyelids: The most common cause for temporary redness of the eyelids is rubbing. I urge you to try to stop touching or rubbing your eyes. If you have irritation, check with your eye doctor as to a cause for the irritation. ...Read more
Irritation: We call this "reactive epiphora" it is a natural reflex of the eye to stimulation and irritation. The best way to combat this is to use sunglasses. Yes, please don't look at the sun! ...Read more
I would like to know why im getting dizzispells I can't even close my eyes or stand up and I get really hot?
Not an eye problem: This is not an eye problem. See a doctor. ...Read more
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