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What causes eyes to feel like they have sand?

What causes eyes to feel like they have sand?

Many causes: There are many potential causes for a sandy feeling in the eyes. A common one is dry eye syndrome. Try some artificial tears (over the counter at the drug store). If this doesn't work, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Every once in a while my eyes feel like they have sand in them. What causes this?

Every once in a while my eyes feel like they have sand in them. What causes this?

Dryness: Most likely your eyes have some degree of dryness. This is sensitive to your bodily hydration, atmospheric moisture and history of eye or systemic disease. If minor and does not affect the vision nor cause eye redness, you can apply over the counter lubricating eyedrops. If not minor, you should consult with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the eyes to feel like sand while spending time on computer?

Is it normal for the eyes to feel like sand while spending time on computer?

No: Foreign body sensation (FBS) or sand feeling are usually signs of dry eyes. You must check your eyes for dry eyes, blepharitis and some other causes of fbs. ...Read more

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He is like sand in the eyes?

He is like sand in the eyes?

???: I'm unsure of the question but if you have a sandy feeling in the eyes, you could have dry eyes or blepharitis. The causes are numerous. You could try artificial tears first. Seeing an eye care professional would be recommended for the best care. Since you live in Orlando, I'd be happy to help since we have a comprehensive dry eye clinic. ...Read more

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My eyes feels like there is sand inside, what could be the problem?

My eyes feels like there is sand inside, what could be the problem?

Dry eyes: Most common cause of sandy foreign body sensation is dry eyes. The "wetting tear" production (not the crying tears) decrease in women after age 35-40 and in men after age 50-55 and these symptoms can occur. There are other causes too. You must see an eye md. ...Read more

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Does hanging upside down cause any problems like to the eyes or something?

Does hanging upside down cause any problems like to the eyes or something?

No,: Hanging upside down will not cause any eye problems. They may temporarily throb or get red, but this will resolve when you return to a normal position. ...Read more

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I feel like one of my other eyes is blinking faster then the other and it's bothering me very badly. It's causes me to feel down idk what to do...

I feel like one of my other eyes is blinking faster then the other and it's bothering me very badly. It's causes me to feel down idk what to do...

Doubtful: This is obviously a feeling but I would bet that if you look at yourself in the mirror, you would find that your lids (eyes) blink at the same rate. This is because the nervous connections for these come from the same place in the brain and its connections. You could not independently blink your eyes even if you tried, although you can wink them independently. ...Read more

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My eyes are weak in seeing, am like fainting, what's the cause?

My eyes are weak in seeing, am like fainting, what's the cause?

Eye exam: Please make appointment to see an Opthalmologist, or eye doctor specialist, as soon as possible. It's possible you need eye glasses or you could be suffering from an eye disease which can be treated. This can only be checked out properly by a doctor who specializes in eyes in an office or clinic setting. Best of luck with your health! ...Read more

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What can cause you to look like you have two black eyes if you haven't been hit. ?

Black eyes: There are many possibilites. Can be hereditary, allergies, sun exposure, puffy eye lids casting shadows, eczema, hormonal imbalances, fatigue and more. Often comes on with aging. Best to see your doctor for an examination to determine the cause and receive proper treatment. ...Read more

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A yellowish substance comes out of my son´s eyes. L don't know the cause. What should l do.

A yellowish substance comes out of my son´s eyes. L don't know the cause. What should l do.

Blocked duct?: If recent, this could be an infection. If long standing, this could represent a blocked tear drainage duct. Please take him to see a pediatric ophthalmologist to make the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Puffy eyes when I get up feel like I have sand no garbage coming out of eyes what can. It be?

Puffy eyes when I get up feel like I have sand no garbage coming out of eyes what can. It be?

Allergies or Dry Eye: You probably have either dry eyes, ocular allergies, or both. I would suggest that you see an eye doctor. After an exam your doctor my suggest artificial tears, allergy drops or possibly a combination of the two. ...Read more

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I saw this guy with huge eyes like an owl. It was really strange. What kind of deformity would cause this?

I saw this guy with huge eyes like an owl. It was really strange. What kind of deformity would cause this?

When a persons eyes: Are prominent and seem to protrude out of the socket (bony orbit), it is usually a sign of hypertrophic (overgrowth) retro-orbital fat or even extra-ocular muscle inflammation. There are a few conditions associated with this but the most common is hyper-thyroidism. ...Read more

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I'm a missionary. I have notice that one of my eyes are getting smaller and I feel like I have sand in my eyes. Is this serious?

I'm a missionary. I have notice that one of my eyes are getting smaller and I feel like I have sand in my eyes. Is this serious?

Depends: Go to a doctor and or eye doctor to get it checked out. It could be the beginning of an eye infection or a foreign body is irritating your eyes. You want to take care of those precious eyes. ...Read more

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Laid down to sleep. When I closed my eyes I saw flashing white light. Like a strobe light. Only when I close my eyes. Cause for concern?

Laid down to sleep. When I closed my eyes I saw flashing white light. Like a strobe light. Only when I close my eyes. Cause for concern?

No: If it happened once; no reason for any concern.
If happens repeatedly and associated with headache/dizziness or vertigo some times then you should see your doctor for possibility of migrain. ...Read more

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I feel like my eyes are going to pop out. It only happens when I lay down at night, and I am almost certain that I do have anxiety. Is that the cause?

An opthamologist: Can address possible eye condition. Once they have been ruled out you can see a mental health professional for anxiety disorder treatment. Don't rely on medication only. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Can inferior scleral show cause eyes to be more sensitive (dryness), like to outside environment (the air, the air conditioner from a store, and so on)?

Can inferior scleral show cause eyes to be more sensitive (dryness), like to outside environment (the air, the air conditioner from a store, and so on)?

Yes: Inferior scleral show is generally the result of increased lower eyelid laxity that exposes the lower part of the eye & increase surface exposure & consequent dryness. Usually this is a result of aging, but sometimes due to genetics, scarring, injury or hyperthyroidism. Lubricating eye drops help. In more severe cases, surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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I sprinkled the the orange in the eyes of child around age of 2-3 yrs. I thought it will not cause any problem but from next day her eyes is showing s?

I sprinkled the the orange in the eyes of child around age of 2-3 yrs. I thought it will not cause any problem but from next day her eyes is showing s?

Orange in eyes: The orange is an acidic fruit and can sting when sprayed into the eyes. You can use OTC Opcon A 2 drops eyes
twice a day to reduce redness and stinging. It will pass in a few days, no worries. Welcome to health tap!
Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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Are the scanners from like the store dangerous to your eyes?? I was at 7-11 and the cashier laid the sacnner down and I looked at it twice this happend just about 15 minutes ago. I was just wondering cause the red light..

Are the scanners from like the store dangerous to your eyes?? I was at 7-11 and the cashier laid the sacnner down and I looked at it twice this happend just about 15 minutes ago. I was just wondering cause the red light..

Common sense says no: Look at it this way. There must be hundreds of thousands (millions?) of scanners in use in the US. Millions of workers and customers use them and sometimes must briefly look straight into them. If you owned a company making scanners, would you market a product that causes significant harm? Of course not. The scanner wouldn't be used, or you'd be sued. Your company would quickly go out of business. ...Read more

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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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What causes blurry eyes?

What causes blurry eyes?

Many causes: Most common cause is the need for glasses. Other causes include cataracts, corneal or retinal diseases, inflammation, etc. ...Read more

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What can cause blurry eyes?

What can cause blurry eyes?

Many causes: There are many possible causes of blurry vision. See an ophthalmologist to determine why yours are blurry. ...Read more

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What can cause eyes to roll back?

What can cause eyes to roll back?

Bells: Eyes roll back in the head due to something called the bell's phenomenon--it was first noticed by the scottish surgeon, charles bell. It is a normal finding and protects the eye in case of poor lid closure. ...Read more

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What causes pain behind the eyes?

Dry Eyes: The most common reason for pain behind the eye, the dull achy pain, is dry eyes. Try some artificial tears and see how it responds. If it persists or gets worse you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What causes fluid behind your eyes?

What causes fluid behind your eyes?

Fluid: Do you mean subretinal fluid or fluid in the eyes: depends on exact location of fluid. ...Read more

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What cause 2 different colored eyes?

A number of things: There are a number of disorders that cause this. Among them are congenital horner's syndrome, iris nevi, hetrochromia iridis, use of prostaglandin drops in one eye and others. ...Read more

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One of my eyes hurts. Possible causes?

Many, many causes: Make an appointment with an ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause my eyes to move rapidly?

What can cause my eyes to move rapidly?

Nystagmus!: If the eyes have started twitching and rapidly moving, it may be nystagmus related to medicines or neurologic conditions. ...Read more