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What does it mean if my baby’s eyes seem cloudy and watery?

What does it mean if my baby’s eyes seem cloudy and watery?

Possible Cataract: There are other possibilities, but regardless of the cause, your baby needs to be seen by an opthomologist right away. ...Read more

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What could crust on eyes mean?

What could crust on eyes mean?

Usually Blepharitis: Blepharitis or plugging up of oil producing glands of the eyelid which is stress related is extremely common these days. The stale oil is discharged at night and can form a crust on the eye lashes. Occasionally a lingering viral infection may keep a crust on the eyes. You should see an ophthalmologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dull whites of eyes what does it mean?

Dull whites of eyes what does it mean?

Description not good: I have been asked that from patients before and when re-questioning they mean different things. One patient said they are a little yellowish, other: a little red. And more. You have to see an eye md and describe your problem clearly. ...Read more

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What does the whites of your eyes being blue mean?

What does the whites of your eyes being blue mean?

Uncertain: Rarely blue sclera is caused by osteogenesis imperfecta (many subtypes), Ehlers Danlos syndrome, & and Marfans syndrome to name a few. If you are concerned that you may have blue sclera, it would be important to have a comprehensive opththalmological examination. ...Read more

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What does it mean when baby has crust in the eyes?

What does it mean when baby has crust in the eyes?

Can happen with...: ...Infection, or narrowing of the tear duct (dacryostenosis) - your doctor can tell the difference. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have pain behind the eyes?

What does it mean when I have pain behind the eyes?

Often sinus headache: Many times, a recent flare of sinus trouble will be the cause with sinus or infection treatment being helpful. Also, some headaches like cluster or tension headaches may play a role. If symptoms persist or worsen or affect vision, you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Feeling weight on eyes. What does it means medically?

Feeling weight on eyes. What does it means medically?

Not really weight: Your eyes may have a heavy/pressure feeling, but this rarely means that real pressure is building in your eye (glaucoma). The main reasons for this are that your eye surface is dry/irritated, or that you're getting eyestrain from trying to do near vision work. This latter condition is an age-related focus dysfunction (presbyopia) that can be fixed with glasses. See your doctor just to be safe. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my eyes blur while reading a book?

What does it mean if my eyes blur while reading a book?

Check for glasses: Could be dry, or need farsighted or presbyopic correction, or need rest (relax accommodation). ...Read more

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Why do I have raccoon eyes? What does it mean medicaly?

Why do I have raccoon eyes? What does it mean medicaly?

Racoon eyes: Refers to bilateral black eyes seen in head trauma and is a sign of a possible fracture of the base of the skull. If you have had such an injury, please proceed immediately to nearest emergency room. ...Read more

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What does it mean if the bottom of your eyes are brown?

What does it mean if the bottom of your eyes are brown?

Melanosis: The most common cause of something like this would be what we call racial melanosis. This is a just an increase in some of the pigmented cells on the surface of eye. It's almost always benign but can rarely turn into something more concerning. I would have an exam periodically. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you see lights before your eyes?

What does it mean when you see lights before your eyes?

Multiple causes: If you see short duration flashing lights it may be sign of vitreous traction on the retina. If you see bright wavy lines it may be ophthalmic migraine. Must see an eye md. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your eyes move fast side to side?

What does it mean when your eyes move fast side to side?

Nystagmus?: You description sounds like it could be nystagmus if the movements are involuntary. If new onset, it could be indicative of something serious. You should see an eye doctor or neurologist for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a baby's eyes have greenish crust?

What does it mean when a baby's eyes have greenish crust?

Infection: A yellow to green discharge is often a sign of an eye infection. Get the baby to the doctor soon. ...Read more

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The whites of my eyes have turned blue, what does this mean?

The whites of my eyes have turned blue, what does this mean?

Blue Sclera: If the white of your eyes is turning blue you need to consult your medical doctor as there are few medical conditions in which sclera turns blue and you need to be evaluated for that. ...Read more

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What does it mean when the white part in my eyes turn brown?

What does it mean when the white part in my eyes turn brown?

Need more info: This most likely is normal conjunctival pigment or melanosis. Need an exam to diagnose properly. ...Read more

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What does it mean if no response to light shining in the eyes?

What does it mean if no response to light shining in the eyes?

NLP: It means that the visual acuity is listed as NLP, which means no light perception. The patient sees only blackness, even when a bright light is shone directly into the eye. The problem may be at any point in the visual pathway. One of the most common causes in the US is glaucoma wherein the optic nerve has completely withered away and will not transmit the visual signal from the eye to the brain. ...Read more

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When I close my eyes I can see white dots what does this mean?

Physiologic symptom: This may a normal physiologic symptom, however, you should see a retinal specialist to rule out retinovitreous pathology. ...Read more

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What does it mean when it hurts to look to the side with your eyes?

What does it mean when it hurts to look to the side with your eyes?

Flu, optic neuritis: The two most common causes of pain with eye movement are optic neuritis and the flu. Optic neuritis is usually unilateral and accompanied with visual loss and you should have other common flu symptoms if you have the flu. If it doesn't resolve see an ophthalmologist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean when there are black rims around your eyes?

What exactly does it mean when there are black rims around your eyes?

Thin skin: The skin around the eyes is among the thinnest on the body. The muscle shows through leading to dark circles around the eyes... ...Read more

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Please how will I get my eyes whiter and brighter using natural means?

Please how will I get my eyes whiter and brighter using natural means?

Clean and lubricate: Red eyes can be caused by uv / wind exposure, irritation, dryness and many other factors. The easily controllable ones include uv sunglasses, lid scrubs, and artificial tears - avoid long term use of vaso-constricting 'visine' type drops which can actually worsen the problem. ...Read more

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Seeing a flicker of light in eyes sometimes after dark. It means what?

Seeing a flicker of light in eyes sometimes after dark. It means what?

Eye light flicker: Eye light flickers or photopsia can be due to many issues (such as floaters, migraines, retinal issues, etc). To rule out retinal tears and/or detachment, you should see an eye doctor urgently for a dilated eye exam. ...Read more

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When I look at in a far view my eyes is a little blurred what does it mean?

When I look at in a far view my eyes is a little blurred what does it mean?

T means you: Need vision correction (glasses or contact lenses).See an eye Dr for a prescription. ...Read more

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What is the near point and far point of your eyes? What do these terms mean?

Not specific terms: There are several near and far points. There is the near point of convergence- how close to the eye an object can be seen and not be double. Then there is a near point of accomodation- how close to the eye an object can be seen clearly. Far point refers to the furthest an eye can see clearly (in a nearsighted eye- not very far). ...Read more

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What exactly does frequent nerve vibrations around one of the eyes (left one) mean?

What exactly does frequent nerve vibrations around one of the eyes (left one) mean?

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

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What does it mean if one of your eyes look like it's getting smaller than the other?

What does it mean if one of your eyes look like it's getting smaller than the other?

Ptosis: Probably one of your eyelids is drooping. Be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I have bad vision in my eyes and I do not know what it means? I am only 14 and very curious

I have bad vision in my eyes and I do not know what it means? I am only 14 and very curious

Need eye doc: You may have a need for glasses or a medical problem that needs correction. You should see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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63 yr old male and 3rd time my eyes have gone blurry at all distances. What does this mean.

63 yr old male and 3rd time my eyes have gone blurry at all distances. What does this mean.

A lot of things: Are possible at your age, from systemic diseases such diabetes or local problems such as cataracts. Or even a stroke. Get medical attendtion immediately. ...Read more

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What to do if I have very green eyes, I was just curious what this could mean, if it was normal, or rare?

Uncommon: Green eyes are less common than blue, brown or hazel, but they are not rare. Violet is the rarest eye color. ...Read more

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I haven't been well and I have a lot of floaties in my eyes, like a lot when I'm in the light, what does this mean?

I haven't been well and I have a lot of floaties in my eyes, like a lot when I'm in the light, what does this mean?

You need to be seen: 'Floaties' or floaters, as they are called, can mean a number of things. Some are benign and some can mean you had a small bleed inside the eye or something else is going on. You need to see an ophthalmologist soon to make sure you have not had a bleed or have had a tear or detached retina, ...Read more

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What does it mean if your eyes always feel strained?

What does it mean if your eyes always feel strained?

Dry eye vs cvs: Dryness and computer overuse are common causes of eye strain. Get a good eye exam to rule out other problems. If you spend a lot of time onthe computer, try to take a one minute break every hour. ...Read more

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What does having gray eyes mean?

Can be aging: If you are talking the white part of the eyes then this can be normal aging. If you have rheumatoid arthritis or lupus this can be problematic. Gray irides are just a variant in color. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have prominent eyes?

What does it mean to have prominent eyes?

Prominent eyes: Prominant eyes can be normal or due to diseases such as thyroid exophthalmos, orbital tumors, bony orbital abnormalities, or other issues. See an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What does a headache behind the eyes mean?

What does a headache behind the eyes mean?

Pressure behind eye: Can be a form of headache call cluster headache. The name comes from the concept that clusters of vessels can spasm and cause the pain. There are several types of headaches. Please see you doc. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have my eyes inverted?

What does it mean to have my eyes inverted?

Everted?: It is not uncommon to evert the eyelids when examing the eye (flipping them over) to see if there are any foreign objects (pollutants, metal, lint etc) that may be irritating the eye when you blink. ...Read more

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What are red circles around your eyes mean?

What are red circles around your eyes mean?

VariousPossibilities: Often such red circles can be related to eye allergy or a topical dermatitis of the skin (such as sensitivity after something got rubbed against the eyes). Rarely, associated infections or other serious conditions could be evolving. If any pain (especially with eye movement) or change in vision or increasing redness occurs, see your eye md (ophthalmologist) or primary care md soon. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I'm seeing blood in eyes?

What does it mean if I'm seeing blood in eyes?

Common, but: Subconjunctival hemorrhage (bleeding right under the skin of the eye ball) can occur follow coughing/forceful vomitting, or even sneezing. Often no vision change, no pain. Some may feel "something there" but no pain. Looking at it can be scary because it is "blood-shot" if you have change in vision, pain, sensitivities to light, headaches etc...Then see doc asap. If not, it'll get better. Good luc. ...Read more

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What does having 20/50 vision (both eyes) mean?

What does having 20/50 vision (both eyes) mean?

Uncorrected?: If you have a need for eyeglasses, then 20/50 uncorrected is the vision level without glasses. If this is the best with correction then you have some decrease in vision which needs evaluation. The vision fraction, 20/20 indicates a letter of a certain size that can just be seen at 20 feet by a "normal" eye. 20/50 means a larger letter which a normal can see at 50 feet. ...Read more

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What does it mean if when I get up my eyes blackout?

Blood flow: When you get up quickly, the blood pressure drops and there is less blood flow to the brain.

See your doctor if persistent. ...Read more