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What Does It Mean When One Eye Starts To Droop
Blocked drainage: There is a plumbing system, the lacrimal outflow tract, which drains excess tears from the eye into the nose. If you have tear overflow on one side only and that eye is not inflammed as a cause of excess tears, then you may have some blockage. Check with your ophthalmologist who has good testing for this in the office. ...Read more
Vitreous floaters: This usually means vitreous floaters which is a benign condition.However ,if you see flashes of light ,this is serious and could mean a retinal tear and you would need to see an ophthalmologist immediately by going to ER for the ophthalmologist on call(NOT for what you are describing).However,you still need to see an ophthalmologist to get a fundus exam which is looking into ur eye with a scope. ...Read more
Does it mean something is wrong with my eyes when only one of them water, swells, and gets irritated?
Conjunctivitis: This may be conjunctivitis, allergy or dry eye. Viral conjunctivitis migrates to the other eye within a few days, and is a self-limiting illness that will improve on its own in 1-2 weeks. Allergies often occur in both eyes unless the allergen falls into one eye only. Another possible cause is dry eye, which can be worse in one eye. If this is a frequent occurence, get checked out by an eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Muscle spasm: What you describe sounds like a common condition called orbicularis oculi myokymia. It's a type of spasm in muscles around the eye. It tends to present in times of stress. It can cause the vision in that eye to vibrate, as well. If symptoms are severe or not resolving over time, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Ptosis: Probably one of your eyelids is drooping. Be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to determine the cause. ...Read more
I'm a 19 year old male. Sometimes i lay awake at night and notice flashing in one of my eyes. What could this mean?
I've had a styeand more then one chalazion on my eye.When I use hot compress it gets smaller.When i stop it gets back.Ts been there for around 4 months.But i just started using the compress.Does that mean its working?
Stye and chalazion: Most styes and chalazions are treated with a combination of hot compresses twice a day and topical antibiotic, such as Bacitracin ophthalmic ointment. This treatment often achieves resolution of the stye/chalazion in 3-4 weeks. If the chalazion or stye grows bigger, it may need to be drained. If it is only a tiny knot, compresses alone may keep it controlled. ...Read more
Floaters: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year, then consider surgery. ...Read more
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