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Treatment For Arc Eye
Some objects similar to fiber or string are afloat in my eyes from many years ago. What are these objects? What is treatment? Isn't it dangerous?
Vitreous Floaters: The back part of the eye is filled with clear jelly-like substance called vitreous. As it begins to liquefy over time, some of the fibers and debris become visible, particularly against a white background. New floaters and a change in your normal pattern of floaters can be a sign a of retinal damage or a pvd. You should get checked by an ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Male. 9 years old. Accidentally hit his eyes by edge of a book. Can't open his eyes. Hurts so much. Corneal injuries in 2 spot. How is the treatment?
I have taken omnacortil for treatment of retina of my eyes. But after certain time my weight is gained and don't loose. It is 85 kg. Please treatment?
Not enough info here:
It depends on what you mean by "drooping eyes"...What part droops? When did it start?
Does it effect vision? Are there other medical issues/problems? Much more info is needed before diagnosis or treatment recommendation could even be attempted.
I would strongly recommend starting with a visit to your family doc for a good history and physical exam.. ...Read more
Probably: Depends on the cause. If from "pink eye"-time & maybe antibiotic eye drops. If from allergies-tx w/ allergy med. If from subconjunctival hemorrhage (tiny broken blood vessel in 1 eye only)-heals on it's own w/in 2 wks. If from corneal abrasion or ulcer-need to see eye doc for tx. If from lack of sleep-sleep more. If from contacts-wear glasses more. If not improving w/ initial tx-pls see your doc. ...Read more
Glasses or Surgery: Regarding eye "coordination" usually target fixation brings both eyes together into alignment. When there is an alignment mismatch or strabismus, solutions can include glasses (sometimes with prism) or surgery. Rarely, some eye "exercises" may be tried for benefit. Consult with your ophthalmologist if there are any questions for coordination, especially in children as there are higher risks. ...Read more
Allergies: Most likely allergies. Try cool compresses. - antihistamine eye drops are very effective for itching due to allergies. There are many over the counter oral medications that may help. ...Read more
Variable: 10% Vitamin C cream has been shown to help. We currently offer microneedling with platelet rich plasma for this problem. Do not let anyone use filler or Botox in this area. Platelet Rich Plasma will rejuvenate this skin and can be combined with an entire facial treatment using PRP. ...Read more
Dystrophy: Best treatment depends on how extensive it is and your vision. What is your vision? Have you ever had PRK? Any other medical issues? There is good treatment. DALK using the big-bubble technique can be useful in treating corneal stromal dystrophies and may help prevent need for Corneal transplants. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more
Macular corneal dys.: Macular corneal dystrophy is a rare and progressive corneal problem that starts at an early age. It can lead to painful corneal erosions, light sensitivity, and vision loss. It is hereditary (autosomal recessive), and relatively common in Iceland and Saudi Arabia. Treatment is supportive until corneal transplantation is required. Laser procedures and DSEK are not effective unfortunately. ...Read more
I have two: One of my favorites is systane balance 2 -4 times a day in each eye and genteal gel at bedtime. Other helpful simple treatments are lid scrubs using either cetaphil facial cleanser for gentle skin (liquid) and washing your eyelids and lashes each night or ocusoft scrubs and flaxseed oil capsules 2000 mg a day. It's important to discuss this with your eye doctor and have a thorough exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nothing easy: Some think cucumber slices can help. No known medication will reduce this. It is sometimes due to prominent vascular pattern under this thin skin. And of course you can cover it with makeup. If all else fails, discuss with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for a more permanent removal. ...Read more
Evaporative: In evaporative dry eye, there is a deficient oil layer that prevents evaporation. So, the tears clear too rapidly from the ocular surface. Some otc drops for this include systane balance and refresh optive advanced. Taking oral omega-3 supplements and improving oil gland function with lid hygiene and warm compresses can help as well. Rosacea can worsen this. Other types of tears may be needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Involves eyelid edge: Take a clean washcloth and wet it in very warm water and place it over the closed eyelids for 5 minutes. Place the warm, wet washcloth over the index finger and apply a diluted solution of 50% baby shampoo. Clean one eye at a time, closing the eye you are cleaning, and rubbing the washcloth or your finger over the eyelashes and lid margins several times using horizontal strokes. Rinse thoroughly. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A bruise: Bruising can happen any time a needle is used. Small bruises can look a little green as they resolve, but they generally go away without any treatment, assuming the needle caused the bruise. (fillers such as juvederm/restylane can cause color changes without bruising). The bruise is not likely to affect the final outcome. Just give it a little time. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How can toxoplasmosis affect the eyes? What would the standard treatment be? Would it leave scarring?
Retinal parasite: Toxo is a protozoa which commonly is infected to humans from cats. It can get into various internal tissues and in the eye has an affinity for the retina. It creates focal site of infection with destruction of the light receptors at the site of invasion.; Treatment includes several anti-protozoal agents and sometimes an assist from laser. It typically leaves a characteristic scar. ...Read more