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What are the lights I can see when I poke my eyeballs with my fingers?

What are the lights I can see when I poke my eyeballs with my fingers?

Retina stimulation: Hitting the eye causes a pressure wave that hits the film layer (retina) in the back of the eye. This stimulates the receptors in the retina to fire, creating the lights that you see. ...Read more

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What are the lights I can see when I poke my eyeballs accidentally?

What are the lights I can see when I poke my eyeballs accidentally?

Entoptic phenomena: The retina is the sense organ of the eye. It responds to light and sends a signal to the brain, which is interpreted as an image. The retina can be made to send a signal when it is compressed, such as when you push on your eye (not recommended). The signal gets interpreted as light in the brain and you "see" lights that aren't present. This would be considered an entoptic phenomena. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the lights i can see when i accidentally poke my eyeballs with my fingers?

I was wondering what are the lights i can see when i accidentally poke my eyeballs with my fingers?

Mechanical stimulati: The retinal photoreceptors are mechanically stimulated when an eye gets poked. The brain always interprets that stimulation as a light. ...Read more

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Why do I have a constant, irregular pulse above my right eye, close to my nose that I can see when I look in the mirror?

Why do I have a constant, irregular pulse above my right eye, close to my nose that I can see when I look in the mirror?

Get checked.: The "irregular" pulse is something that needs to be checked. An irregular pulse can be serious or normal for some people but there is no way to know without an EKG. If you have shortness of breath, chest pain or dizziness, vomiting or extreme fatigue you should go to the ER now. Otherwise get checked today or tomorrow. with your doc or an Urgent Care. ...Read more

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Can you tell me why when i put my right eye contact in this morning, my eye got all red and really hurt?

Can you tell me why when i put my right eye contact in this morning, my eye got all red and really hurt?

Contact lens: irritation is common. If you put in a contact and it is uncomfortable, take it out. Clean the lens and re-insert. If it is still painful, do not wear it and contact your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why my eyes hurt when i move them around?

Could use expert help with why my eyes hurt when i move them around?

Dry eye syndrome: Adequate tears are necessary to lubricate the top layer of the cornea, the clear dome over the fron of your eye and the conjunctiva, the "skin" over your eye ball. When they are insufficient, small defects can occur in the top layer, exposung nerves underneath- and this causes discomfort, sandy or gritty feeling and pain. Winter and indoor heating is probably making this worse. ...Read more

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I see blurry black spots in my vision, which follow my eye movement. I notice them if i keep my head still when moving my point of sight. Is it bad?

I see blurry black spots in my vision, which follow my eye movement. I notice them if i keep my head still when moving my point of sight. Is it bad?

Floaters: You are seeing protein deposits suspended in the fluids at the back of the eye. You can see them prominently if you stare at a white (no pictures) video screen and move your eyes a little. These are common in older folks as the vitreous gel ages. It is worthwhile having an ophthalmologist get a peek at your eyes if you are seeing these at your young age. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice with headache, when i closed my eyes i felt that my eyeballs were involuntary rolling around. What could this be?

Can you give me advice with headache, when i closed my eyes i felt that my eyeballs were involuntary rolling around. What could this be?

Headaches: Headaches can cause different symptoms in different people:ie, feeling your eyes rolling around. Be sure to see your MD to get a neurologic exam if headaches are new, wake you from sleep or only on 1 side. See Eyedoc2020@blogspot.com "Headache Diet" for possible solutions to help. ...Read more

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What are the floaters that I see sometimes when I close my eyes (are they inside the eye)?

What are the floaters that I see sometimes when I close my eyes (are they inside the eye)?

Floaters in eye: Floaters in one or both eyes are generally benign. However, they can be distressing and anxiety provoking. I would encourage you to see an opthamologist (eye specialist) who is the specialist best qualified to determine the origin of the floater, rule out glaucoma and other optic diseases, and start the best treatment for your particular problem. ...Read more

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What can I do when i can't remove my contact lenses , i mean when i feel they're stuck to my eyes ; and my eyes become irritated because of trying ?

What can I do when i can't remove my contact lenses , i mean when i feel they're stuck to my eyes ; and my eyes become irritated because of trying ?

Lubrication: Try hydrating the contact lenses with re-wetting drops before attempting to remove them. If this is an ongoing problem, you probably need to be refit in a different contact lens material that is better for dry eyes. A poor contact lens fit puts you at risk for a corneal infection. ...Read more

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I have these balack sqiggly lines that i see from my left eye. Never had this. What are they? They move with my eyeball.

I have these balack sqiggly lines that i see from my left eye. Never had this. What are they?  They move with my eyeball.

'Floaters': When the vitreous jelly in the back of the eye ages, it begins to break up and some of the solid jelly will 'float' around--eventually it will dissolve. However it can be associated with holes or tears in the retina so please get a good dilated eye exam. ...Read more

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Hi!i woke up with red skin around my eyes, and I cannot easily open them. What can it be and what should i do?

Hi!i woke up with red skin around my eyes, and I cannot easily open them. What can it be and what should i do?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, however, what you described suggests viral conjunctivitis. Wash your face and eyes with cool water and ascertain that your eyesight is not impaired. If your eyesight is impaired or the symptoms do not get better in two days, please consult a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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When i put my hand out flat (like paper) i can't seem to get my pinky to move straight with them... What is this? (its my left hand)

When i put my hand out flat (like paper) i can't seem to get my pinky to move straight with them... What is this? (its my left hand)

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What should I do to relieve my symptoms? Should i go to a doctor? I have had a headache since last night. It's sort of "behind" my eyes in the sense that when i look up or to the sides with just my eyes it hurts my head. I'm on my period and thought these

What should I do to relieve my symptoms? Should i go to a doctor? I have had a headache since last night. It's sort of "behind" my eyes in the sense that when i look up or to the sides with just my eyes it hurts my head. I'm on my period and thought these

Headaches : Headaches "behind" the eyes would be compatible with a sinus infection, particularly associated with swollen glands in the neck. Not all sinus infections cause fever, sore throat, or runny nose. The vast majority of cases are caused by viral infection. It is always good to get a physical examination by a doctor to look for findings consistent with the presumptive diagnosis. Partial or compete resolution of symptoms within 7-10 days is typical of acute viral rhinosinusitis, a self-limited process for which treatment is supportive aimed at symptom relief. I hope this is helpful, and i hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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What does it mean if when i close my eyes i can see the reflection of my eyeball?

What does it mean if when i close my eyes i can see the reflection of my eyeball?

Normal: Most people can if they focus on it. You may be spending more time than most doing it. ...Read more