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What does it mean if damage to my eye causes a change in eye color?

What does it mean if damage to my eye causes a change in eye color?

Eye comor: A change in the eye color following trauma can occur due to either damage to the iris or clouding/scarring of the cornea. ...Read more

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What does spots in eye mean?

What does spots in eye mean?

Need more info: Do you mean pigmented spots on the white of the eye or seeing small floaters in your vision? It is not possible to diagnose in this forum so see your eye md to get the most accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Vdrl is positive in eye what does it mean?

Vdrl is positive in eye what does it mean?

Syphilis: It means you have syphilitic eye disease. Syphilis can effect any part of the eye and cause many ocular issues. ...Read more

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Question about bump in eye have had a bump in eye for almost a year and a half. Does not hurt and has had hardly any growth or change. If any. It's very firm. Almost feels like a piece of rice. Have another smaller version in the same eye. And 2 in the

Question about bump in eye have had a bump in eye for almost a year and a half. Does not hurt and has had hardly any growth or change. If any. It's very firm. Almost feels like a piece of rice. Have another smaller version in the same eye. And 2 in the

These: These bumps are called chalazion and they are there as a result of blocked oil glands that open along the eyelash margin. If the bump was tender and red, then hot compresses would be helpful. As it is, the only treatment at this point is to consider surgical evacuation of the bumps by an ophthalmologist. I would advise a daily regimen in the future of warm compresses in the evening before bed for 4 minutes and trying a supplement called flaxseed oil once a day. ...Read more

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Excessive mucous in eye means infection? Allergies?

Excessive mucous in eye means infection? Allergies?

Either: Allergy eyes usually go along with nasal allergy symptoms. There is often crusting in the morning and intense itching. ...Read more

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Could ophthalmic oflaxin be used in the ears?

Could ophthalmic oflaxin be used in the ears?

Yes but...: That's safe but, it's a lot more expensive since the eye medication is balanced to be safe for the eye. Please check with the provider who is caring for your ears before making any moves on this issue. You don't want to take inappropriate antibiotics. ...Read more

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Gentamicin ophthalmic drops is used for?

Gentamicin ophthalmic drops is used for?

Anti-bacterial: Gentamicin is a broad spectrum and very effective treatment for superficial infections of the eyes. It is fully generic and quite inexpensive as well. ...Read more

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How does MRI interpret ophthalmic imgeges?

How does MRI interpret ophthalmic imgeges?

Magnet: Mri is highly sensitive imaging tool for soft tissue pathology. In ophthalmology, it is often used to diagnose orbital/sinus tumors, abscesses, or foreign bodies. The magnet is used to excite hydrogen atoms in soft tissue which then emit a certain frequency that is converted to an image. The physics gets very complicated, but that is the gist of it. ...Read more

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Cum in eye, what could be effects?

Cum in eye, what could be effects?

Check for STD: Make sure your partner does not have an std! Many stds can infect the eyes, some, like herpes, can cause severe and life-long problems! Please practice safe sex, and include your eyes in the precautions. The semen by itself will not likely cause any problems other than mild irritation. ...Read more

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Betaxolol ophthalmic ok for the eyes?

Betaxolol ophthalmic ok for the eyes?

Yes: This is an anti-glaucoma medication which has a lowered systemic effect on the heart and lungs than others in this category. Like all drugs there is a tiny risk of allergy and ineffectiveness, but it has been a very useful addition to the anti-glaucoma drug spectrum. ...Read more

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Can I use neo poly b sulfates and dexamethasone ophthalmic drops for pinguecula symptoms?

Can I use neo poly b sulfates and dexamethasone ophthalmic drops for pinguecula symptoms?

Art. Tears better: I would not use Dexamethasone drops without supervision by an ophthalmologist (they may cause increased pressure in the eyes, may mask infection, etc.) neomycin and polymyxin drops may cause allergic irritation. The moisturizing effect of artificial tears is safest. If the pinguecula cause symptoms in spite of four times a day art. Tears, you should probably see your eye doctor. Y. ...Read more

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Scratch in eye?

What is cause: Most scratches of the eye have an incident which can be identified as causing it - such as fingernails, branch of a tree, etc. These are generally quite painful but most heal well and quickly with no consequences. If you know the cause and the pain lasts more than 2 days then see an ophthalmologist. If the abrasion occurred spontaneously than you might have it evaluated right away. ...Read more

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Is tobramycin ophthalmic solution safe for humans?

Is tobramycin ophthalmic solution safe for humans?

Probably yes: Tobramycin ophthalmic solution 0.3% is a fairly common eye drop, or at least used to be. If it is a veterinary preparation, it should probably not be used in humans. That said, it is probably the same drop. In general, it is not a good idea to self diagnose and treat. Please see an competent eye care professional, and get an evaluation! ...Read more

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What is vdrl in eye?

What is vdrl in eye?

Syphilis: Vdrl is a test for syphilis which can effect the eye. ...Read more

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What's exophoria in eye?

What's exophoria in eye?

Drifting: The eyes tend to drift outwards when not focussing on something. Perfectly normal, unless excessive. ...Read more

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What's the cure for pvd in eye?

What's the cure for pvd in eye?

Need repeat eval: Pvd in eye vessels is unusual. May be PVD in carotid artery or from aorta with debris traveling to eye vessel. Should have underlying cause assessed. If diabetic eye vascular disease, see an ophthalmologist with retina experience. ...Read more

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Is voltaren (diclofenac) ophthalmic drops effective?

Is voltaren (diclofenac) ophthalmic drops effective?

It depends: It depends on why it is being used. It can be effective for bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Who would use voltaren (diclofenac) ophthalmic drops?

Who would use voltaren (diclofenac) ophthalmic drops?

Inflammation: This drop is used for inflammation pain and swelling. There are many variants of this drop which are in use today most commonly after cataract surgery. ...Read more

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Suffering from ophthalmic migraine. Do you have any remedies?

Suffering from ophthalmic migraine. Do you have any remedies?

Migraine management: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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Looking for ophthalmic herpes prevention drops; are there some safe ones to use?

Looking for ophthalmic herpes prevention drops; are there some safe ones to use?

Use oral agents: If you're having recurrent eye infections from herpes (herpes keratitis), you should be taking an oral anti-herpes drug, such as valayclovir, acyclovir, or famciclovir. I can't think of a reason to use eye drops to prevent recurrences. ...Read more

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Is it ok to use expired ciprofloxacin hydrochloride ophthalmic?

Is it ok to use expired ciprofloxacin hydrochloride ophthalmic?

Doubtful: Expiration dates are labeled to assure potentcy ; efficacy of medications. They are there for a reason. ...Read more

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Why do corticosteroid creams say on the label "not for ophthalmic use"?

Why do corticosteroid creams say on the label "not for ophthalmic use"?

Can cause problems: Topical steroid creams are not fomulatted for use in the eye. If a topical steroid is needed then your physician should be able to prescribe an appropriate ophthalmic steroid. ...Read more

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What to do if semen goes in eye?

What to do if semen goes in eye?

Not much: It stings. Theoretically you could get an std or HIV that way (from someone else's semen), but that doesn't happen very often. ...Read more

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Could a opthamologist remove freckle in eye?

Could a opthamologist remove freckle in eye?

Yes: Get it seen. If it needs to be removed for health reasons, it's do-able. It might be best to leave it alone. ...Read more