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What Does Off White Eyes Mean
Possible Cataract: There are other possibilities, but regardless of the cause, your baby needs to be seen by an opthomologist right away. ...Read more
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
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
Can happen with...: ...Infection, or narrowing of the tear duct (dacryostenosis) - your doctor can tell the difference. ...Read more
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
Check for glasses: Could be dry, or need farsighted or presbyopic correction, or need rest (relax accommodation). ...Read more
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
Infection: A yellow to green discharge is often a sign of an eye infection. Get the baby to the doctor soon. ...Read more
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
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
Physiologic symptom: This may a normal physiologic symptom, however, you should see a retinal specialist to rule out retinovitreous pathology. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
My baby sleeps with his eyes halfway open and sometimes the eyes move back and forth, 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
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
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
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
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
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
Possible liver: This can be jaundice from liver problems. Get this evaluated. ...Read more
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