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

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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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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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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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?

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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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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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 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 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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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 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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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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