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Sun Damaged Eyes Symptoms
Is it possible that my eyes could be sun damaged? I was on a boat on what was an overcast day. My eyes have been dry and irritated since.
Looked at the sun for 2 seconds taking a pic with my cel. But closed my eyes right away. Can I get blind now I'm really afraid. How soon symptoms show?
Unlikely: What you need is reassurance about what happened to you. You momentarily had the sun imaged on your eye but your pupillary response is fractions of a second and your avoidance of bright light is also active. So you probably never had enough sunlight at one spot on your retina to do any damage. You can check by looking at a grid graph paper with each eye and see if the grid is intact.See 1 more doctor answer
Sun was above a object I was staring at on a hill. The glare from the sun hit my sunglasses for around 5 seconds. What are symptoms of any eye damage?
Eye damage: 5 seconds of glare from the sun is not likely to cause damage to your eyes. Take care.
Sunburn: If you aren't protecting your eyes, the conjunctival can get irradiated by uv radiation. They get burned. If this is the case, lifting an eyelid will show no redness because the lid blocked the sunlight.
Nope: Glasses tend to filter out the uv rays responsible for burning.
No: However looking at the sun with your eyes open can do it.
Not sure: This is an unusual symptom, and I am sure how this can be easily explained. Blue is the most refracted color and tends to be defocused, so anything scattering light such as corneal swelling can lead to bluish vision, but this is usually from light sources at night. This, however, is not a common complaint, so you might need to get an eye exam to verify everything with the eyes is healthy.
Best evaluated: Floaters are common in more elderly populations but are not often found in your age group. Have you had trauma to your head or eyes or is there a family history of eye problems? It is worth your time to let an ophthalmologist get a look at your eyes to see if there is some underlying problem.See 2 more doctor answers
I have pink eyes. I also have excruciating headache. Are these two symptoms related? What should I do?
Is it possible that my son is allergic to the sun? His eyes flare up as soon as there is a bit of sun out?
What do you mean: By flare up? Be more specific in describing what happens when he is out in the sun.
What to do if I look at sun and now I have prolim too see its like spot on my eyes what should I do know please frnd tel?
Solar retinopathy: Looking at the sun too long can actually burn the retina in the back of the eye. Symptoms may fade or be permanent depending on the severity of the damage. Don't look at the sun anymore, not even while wearing sunglasses. See an eye MD for a dilated exam. This condition has been more common after solar eclipses when people tried to view the sun directly.
I have two bags under my eyes and they feel like sunken in like a weird sensation and in the sun they look like white bags under my eyes?
See a doc: See a dermatologist - could be reaction of skin from sun and your meds
Hi, as a teenager I looked sometimes directly at the sun for few minutes, nowadays for being in the PC for 5minutes my eyes get dry, related?
Probably Not: Your current symptoms are not likely due to your past actions. More likely your work in front of the PC is taking it's toll. I recommend periodic breaks from looking at the screen. Artificial tears and eye wetting drops can be helpful as well. Make sure you have good lighting in the room and if symptoms continue, seek evaluation with an ophthomologist
I viewed a dim, setting sun through binoculars for 10-20 seconds. 3 hours have passed and my eyes feel ok, but I'm worried. Could I develop problems?
Waslooking at my phone & my eyes was like I had been looking into the sun couldn't see screen properly. ..also 2 the right had coloured zigzag lines?
Migraine: Your symptoms sound representative of a migrainous event. The aura that you describe as a "zig-zag" light with partial blockage of vision is very classic. Bright lights directed at your eyes can elicit such symptoms in some people. Some people will also have headache or nausea/vomiting that follow the aura. If these are particularly frequent & bothersome, your family MD may be able to help you.