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If someone has floaters, flashes of light and intermittent cloudy vision like a film over the eye what can it mean. There is no curtain or dark veil.

If someone has floaters, flashes of light and intermittent cloudy vision like a film over the eye what can it mean. There is no curtain or dark veil.

Retinal.: Symptoms are concerning for a retinal problem although a cloudy film seems more consistent with a problem in the optical axis. Needs evaluation by an eye specialist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what having a pleat in the eye means?

Can you tell me what having a pleat in the eye means?

Pucker: You are probably referring to a condensation of the vitreous face over the macula which causes a ripple in the underlying retina and a lowering of the vision. This is not often termed a pleat but could be named so. These need evaluation by retinal specialists who can sometimes treat it. ...Read more

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Please tell me what having a pleat in the eye means?

Pleat: Send photo. Sounds like conjunctivochalasis which are extra folds in conjunctiva. Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the white part of the eye is brownish?

What does it mean when the white part of the eye is brownish?

Depends which part: Brown areas on the eye can be benign or suspicious for malignancy. Any new dark or brown areas of the eye should be examined by your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the white of the eye is grey?

What does it mean when the white of the eye is grey?

Several possible: Reasons, ranging from normal variant to serious problem of the sclera. See eye md if you have any pain blurring or were born with brittle bones (extremely rare, you probably don't have that). ...Read more

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Can someone explain to me what floaters in the eye means?

Can someone explain to me what floaters in the eye means?

Floaters: Floaters arise when the vitreous gel inside the eye liquefies naturally with age and sometimes due to trauma, inflammation, or even high myopia. The floaters may consist of protein precipitates. Though the vitreous gel inside the eye is clear, it is composed of a complex matrix of collagen proteins that undergo changes. Lastly, get an exam to make sure that there are no tears in the retina. ...Read more

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What does "blowout fracture" of the eye mean?

What does "blowout fracture" of the eye mean?

The bony walls break: The orbital contents are contained within a space called the orbital cavity. The space is lined by bone. The part of the cavity near the nose is called the medial orbital wall. The part of the cavity at the bottom is called the orbital floor. When pressure builds up rapidly in the orbit (such as getting punched) the medial wall and/or the orbital floor rupture outwards or "blow out.". ...Read more

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What is a tiny grey patch on the white of the eye mean?

Probably not serious: But there are several possible causes. If you have pain/discomfort then get it checked out. Meanwhile take a picture of it so that you can track it for any changes. ...Read more

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What does a brown spot on my white part of the eye mean?

A nevus: Most of these are benign, but should be monitored for growth and / or increased pigmentation. Surgical excision would then be recommended. ...Read more

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What does it mean when laser pointers on the eye cause no effect?

What does it mean when laser pointers on the eye cause no effect?

Laser pointer: While there is some risk that a laser pointer could cause eye damage, it would be hard to do. The laser pointer would have to focused on the eye at close range and probably the person would have to be prevented from blinking. Thus laser pointer are not usually thought of as dangerous to eyes. ...Read more

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After the eye has been hit, and a white film covers it what could that mean for the eye?

After the eye has been hit, and a white film covers it what could that mean for the eye?

See eyedoc: I hope you have had this evaluated. A white appearance to the front of the eye could be corneal damage with fluid filling the interior of the cornea. Or it could be an infection in the eye (usually quite painful with the eye very red). Or the lens could be dislocated into the front of the eye. There are other causes; but an ophthalmologist should be seen right away. ...Read more

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I got punch in the eye yesterday, and when it happened I saw a white flashes. What does that mean?

I got punch in the eye yesterday, and when it happened I saw a white flashes. What does that mean?

White flashes: White flashes of light seen after being punched in the eye are due to a sudden change in the shape of the eye that can cause the gel in the eye (the vitreous) to pull on the retina (back film of eye which is an extension of brain tissue). Alternatively a sudden change in blood pressure in the eye can also cause one to see white flashes of lights. If persists, see eyeMD. If high Rx, see eyeMD ASAP ...Read more

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A friend asks how to remove the flubby eye bags? It feels like the eye bags have fluids inside. Any good effective advice is appreciated. Thanks

A friend asks how to remove the flubby eye bags? It feels like the eye bags have fluids inside. Any good effective advice is appreciated. Thanks

Dermatochalasis: Laxity of the connective tissue around the eye that causes the fat pads around the eyeball to "push" forward called dermatochalasis. This can occur with age. Surgery is the only option. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have yellow around the eye balls?

Yellow eyes: This usually means or implies liver disease primary or secondary. You need to see your primary doctor asap. ...Read more

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If I have poor night vision, does that mean that my eye health is pretty bad?

If I have poor night vision, does that mean that my eye health is pretty bad?

Get checked out: Although reversible loss of night vision may be associated with vitamin a deficiency, this is not likely in developed countries with normal diet. How long have you had poor night vision? Do you have congenital hearing loss? Loss of night vision may more likely be secondary to a variety of retinal dystrophies, including, most notably, retinitis pigmentosa (rp). When associated with congenital hearing loss, rp is part of usher’s syndrome. Symptoms are progressive nyctalopia (night vision loss) and constriction of visual fields (ie: inability to see immediate surroundings like stair rails or peripheral traffic when gazing forward). Other conditions may cause similar symptoms but are less common. Diagnosis is made by ophthalmologic examination including ophthalmoscopy, erg and visual field testing. Cataracts may occur and further impair vision. Unfortunately, there is presently no recommended therapy to arrest or cure these conditions but research is being conducted into the effects of neuroprotective agents as well as surgical remedies with stem cell and retinal pigment epithelial replacement. Please have your eyes dilated and examined. ...Read more

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Someone put a great deal of pressure on my friends eye during a fight and she said it hurts behind the eye, what does this mean/what should she do?

Uveitis: Injury to the eye an cause inflammation in the front, anterior uveitis and sometimes the back if the eye? Posterior uveitis. Untreated anterior uveitis will result in potentially blinding cataracts (clouding of the lens through which light must past and be focused) and glaucoma (high pressure in the eye). Your friend needs to be under a doctors care. ...Read more

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What is it called when fluid builds up in the eye and causes damage to the optic nerve?

What is it called when fluid builds up in the eye and causes damage to the optic nerve?

Glaucoma: Acute angle closure glaucoma occurs when the intra ocular pressure builds up in the eye when the angles are narrow and close off and this leads to optic nerve damage. ...Read more

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What is meant by hole in the eye nerve. What are treatments available. How safe is that for 2 year old kid?

What is meant by hole in the eye nerve. What are treatments available. How safe is that for 2 year old kid?

Rare disease: I presume you are referring to a optic nerve Coloboma, which is a rare congenital abnormality of the optic disc of varied severity that causes moderate to severe visual field defects. Unfortunately, the defect is not reparable, and the visual field loss is irreversible. Hopefully you have had your 2 year old examined by an Ophthalmologist to elucidate the diagnosis & help discuss management. ...Read more

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Went to the eye dr. He said my vision was 20/400. What does that mean. I had macular hole surgery last year in my rt. Eye.

Went to the eye dr. He said my vision was 20/400. What does that mean. I had macular hole surgery last year in my rt. Eye.

Poor eyesight: 20/400 vision means that you see at 20 feet what others can see at 400 feet. There are many people with 20/400 vision. However, they can be corrected to 20/20 with glasses or contacts. If your vision is 20/400 and cannot be corrected, it means you have poor eyesight and are legally blind. ...Read more

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What does the eye Dr mean by saying I have very high pressure in my eyes? Could this be why I stay with pain behind my eyebrow and eyeball?

What does the eye Dr mean by saying I have very high pressure in my eyes? Could this be why I stay with pain behind my eyebrow and eyeball?

Glaucoma!!: Most likely he meant that the pressure in the eye is high which is known as Glaucoma
it should be treated promptly. As it it can cause Blindness. So be careful and be regular with your eye Doctor ...Read more

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What is it called when you have eye surgery where the bag of fluid behind the eye is removed?

What is it called when you have eye surgery where the bag of fluid behind the eye is removed?

Vitrectomy: Removal of the vitreous, the material that fills the eye behind the lens and in front of the retina, is done for a number of reasons, including bleeding, infection, to treat or prevent retina detachment and rarely to remove floaters from the eye if they are severely disabling. ...Read more

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Fluid behind the eye causing fuzzy vision in one eye/what will a fluorescein angiography tell them?

Where/what leaks: There are many causes for leaking of fluid in the retina. Treatment depends on the underlying cause, and location, of the leak. Fluorescein angiography and optical coherence tomography (oct) are the main tools used to determine the cause and location of the leak, and the best treatment. ...Read more

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Jetrea for VMT. If after Jetrea the eye responds with a light Show, does that mean the treatment as worked?

Jetrea for VMT. If after Jetrea the eye responds with a light Show, does that mean the treatment as worked?

Follow up: With your retina doc. Flashing lights just means that there is retinal tugging from the vitreous gel separating. This is not a reliable indicator for success of treatment. A repeat exam will give you a conclusive anawer. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have fluid behind the eye causing fuzzy vision in one eye they want to do a fluorescein angiography to confirm.?

What to do if I have fluid behind the eye causing fuzzy vision in one eye they want to do a fluorescein angiography to confirm.?

Complete exam: Your eye doctor is trying to evaluate the source of the fluid. Fluorescein angiography maps the blood vessels in the back of the eye and can show if fluid is leaking from any of the vessels. It will help them with diagnosing and treating the fluid. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you go in for an exam and the doctor says there is more black then white behind the eye and sends you to another doctor?

What does it mean when you go in for an exam and the doctor says there is more black then white behind the eye and sends you to another doctor?

Need to ask more? 's: I would not had left that Dr. Office without some sort of explanation from the Dr. You deserve as much!!!! ...Read more

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My bro's left eyeball (exactly the eyeball esp. The white part, not the skin nearby the eye) is swollen, red n secreting fluid. What may had happened?

My bro's left eyeball (exactly the eyeball esp. The white part, not the skin nearby the eye) is swollen, red n secreting fluid. What may had happened?

Possible infection: If an eye is swollen, red, and "secreting fluid, " it is very possible that there is an infection or conjunctivitis. If the lid is swollen, pain with eye movement, blurred vision, it is possible that there is an infection in the tissues around the eye or the eye socket. Trauma to the eye can also cause a similar picture. Based on his symptoms as you have described, he should see an eye dr soon. ...Read more

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At gym doing ab machine and got extreme head pounding and the whites in my eyes turned red. What's that mean, the eye part exactly thank you!

At gym doing ab machine and got extreme head pounding and the whites in my eyes turned red. What's that mean, the eye part exactly thank you!

Hemorrhage: If the vision is ok, then you have probably leaked a little blood from the veins over the whites of your eyes. This is benign and will go away in 4-10 days. However if the vision is disturbed, or the eyes are painful, then you should see an ophthalmologist right away. ...Read more

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What does a yellow skin layer over the eye mean?

What does a yellow skin layer over the eye mean?

? xanthalasma: A picture is very valuable for this. Xanthalasma is a possible diagnosis. They Often occur in people of Asian or Mediterranean decent and are symptomless. They may be familial. They may or may not occur in individuals with high cholesterol. A visit to an Ophthalmologist is helpful for diagnosis. They can be removed if interested. ...Read more

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What does a broken blood vessel in the eye mean?

What does a broken blood vessel in the eye mean?

Usually nothing: Sub conjunctival hemorrhage is a common condition. It may be due to blood pressure ore eye pressure. But usually a cause is not found. Any valsalva maneuver may cause a capillary to break, even heavy lifting or constipation. It is usually benign. But have your eyes checked. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a yellow skin layer over the eye?

What does it mean to have a yellow skin layer over the eye?

A few things: A yellow discoloration of the white part of the eye could be due to sun damage. Another possibility is scleral icterus. This is when the bilirubin is high in the blood and it deposits in the tissues, including the eye. This is a serious medical sign because many bad diseases, including cancer, can cause this. ...Read more

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I was hit in the eye while playing ball today and now I have cloudy/blurry vision. Is this something serious?

I was hit in the eye while playing ball today and now I have cloudy/blurry vision. Is this something serious?

Needs evaluation: A hit to the eye can cause bleeding, retinal detachment, retinal contusion, cataract and a bunch of other issues. You need to see an ophthalmologist quickly or an er if at night. Don't delay on this. ...Read more

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Can cancer be contracted through cancerous bodily fluids/tissue coming into contact with the eye or nose or mouth?

Can cancer be contracted through cancerous bodily fluids/tissue coming into contact with the eye or nose or mouth?

No: Cancer is an internal growth from abnormal cells or mutations. It cannot be spread like an infectious disease except for the human papilloma virus which you have hopefully been immunized against. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I see glare marks or spots in my eyes all the time? I went to the eye doctor 2wks ago and he said my eye sight was 20/20.

What does it mean when I see glare marks or spots in my eyes all the time? I went to the eye doctor 2wks ago and he said my eye sight was 20/20.

Cataracts/Floaters: Cataracts may allow 20/20 vision and still cause glare symptoms. Spots usually represent opacities floating (floaters) in the vitreous humor. New floaters need evaluation. ...Read more