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Why do doctors shine the light in your eye? Can they see if a sentinel bleed has happened?

Why do doctors shine the light in your eye? Can they see if a sentinel bleed has happened?

Question unclear: Variety of lights. Depends which part of eye is being examined. Sentinel bleed not likely to be first seen inside an eye. ...Read more

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Nerve shooting pains behind both eyes. What doctor could do a thorough test to see if nerves are damaged not just shine torch in eyes like my neuro..

Nerve shooting pains behind both eyes. What doctor could do a thorough test to see if nerves are damaged not just shine torch in eyes like my neuro..

Dry eye?: Shooting pains behind the eyes could be dry eyes. Simple self test is to use otc preservative-free tears, 1 drop every hour and see if the pain subsides. An eye exam by eye md can rule out a lot of other possible causes of pain around the eyes. ...Read more

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Why do doctors shine a light in your eye and put their finger in front of it?

Why do doctors shine a light in your eye and put their finger in front of it?

Checking pupils: This might be a way to check pupil reaction, although I personally don't do it like that. You can shine the light in the eye and observe the reaction of the pupil repeatedly by covering and then uncovering the light with your finger. ...Read more

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Why do doctors shine a torch in your eyes when checking for concussion?

Why do doctors shine a torch in your eyes when checking for concussion?

Pupillary reaction: If the pupillary reaction is totally normal that means there is no herniation of parts of the brain due to trauma and pressure. ...Read more

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What are doctors testing when they shine a light in someone's eye?

What are doctors testing when they shine a light in someone's eye?

Many things.: Most doctors test how well your eyes are transmitting light to your brain, which is determined by how well your pupils react to light. If you have blurred vision but your pupils react briskly to light that means that your retina and optic nerves are working well. Eye doctors (ophthalmologists and optometrists) use other lights to also examine the anatomy of your eye, both inside and outside. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see about eye problems?

Ophthalmologist: Always start with an ophthalmologist - a medically trained doctor who can evaluate eye disease and treat with medication and surgery. Optometrists have significant limits and cannot do any surgery. Some eye problems can be handled by your family doctor or an emergency room in extreme cases. ...Read more

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My dad right eyes suddenly can't see and doctor said blood is clog?

My dad right eyes suddenly can't see and doctor said blood is clog?

Retinal stroke: At age 80 a possible diagnosis is an occlusion of the main retinal artery (clog=clot) which usually causes permanent changes in the vision. Another possibility is temporal arteritis, which affects many vessels in the head. Your father should have a test called an ESR and should see either a retinal specialist or a neuro-ophthalmologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I can t balance with my eyes shut and feet together should I go see a doctor?

I can t balance with my eyes shut and feet together should I go see a doctor?

Yes: Balance depends on the inner ear, sight, and pressure input from your body. If you can't balance with your eyes closed one or both of the other senses are not working properly, and you need to find out why. ...Read more

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Doc, how can I get a black eye without pain. I'm not emo. I just want to see what its like.

Doc, how can I get a black eye without pain. I'm not emo. I just want to see what its like.

?: A black eye is nothing but a bruise that happens to be around the eye. Surely you've had a bruise at sometime in your life. Please go direct your curiosity elsewhere. ...Read more

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Eye has been non stop tearing for 3 days, should I give it a few more days to see if it resolves or go to the doctor asap?

Eye has been non stop tearing for 3 days, should I give it a few more days to see if it resolves or go to the doctor asap?

See EYE MD: You should see an eye md asap. There are a myriad of reasons for an eye to tear. Could be something very simple and harmless or something severe and dangerous. ...Read more

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I had an eye operation catract a year ago. One month after operation I started to see fly in my eye. Some doctors say it will go?

It usually will not.: Floaters or seeing flies in your eyes are signs of vitreous detachment from the retina and is a normal phenomenon with or without cataract surgery. Since after cataract surgery vitreous detachment is more common quite a number of patients complain of seeing floaters. It usually stays. You have to pay no attention to it. However if it is new your eye dr. Must check your retina asap. ...Read more

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Why do I see starbursts around lights? I was just at the eye doc a month ago and they found nothing wrong at all. I have good vision too.

Why do I see starbursts around lights? I was just at the eye doc a month ago and they found nothing wrong at all. I have good vision too.

Could be from...: Meant things but most common are : dry eyes - use lubricating drops as needed, Cataract- maybe early enough that the eye doctor thought the were insignificant. ...Read more

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My 7 month one eye dillates more than the other his doctor looked at it sai she didn't see anything wrong should I get worry or is this common?

See an eye doctor: It would be best to have an exam with a pediatric ophthalmologist (or a general ophthalmologist who sees children) to ensure that all the structures of the eyeball are normal, and then to determine whether additional testing would be helpful. ...Read more

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How fast do prisms work? My doc can't figure out why I see ghost images in each eye (separately) worn it for 10 min and hasn't change anything?

How fast do prisms work? My doc can't figure out why I see ghost images in each eye (separately) worn it for 10 min and hasn't change anything?

Right away: Why do you need prism at your age? What is the cause of it? Did you see an ophthalmologist? If not pls consult an ophthalmologist. If you see ghost images out of each eye separately this is not muscle related. They may need to check your refraction and topography of your eye. I could not give you more info without more detail. The prism is more for double vision with both eyes together. ...Read more

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My grandson put his eye right up to a led green night light for 40 seconds probably. Could this damage his eye, does he need to see a doctor.?

My grandson put his eye right up to a led green night light for 40 seconds probably. Could this damage his eye, does he need to see a doctor.?

Not likely: Several years back there was a big question about laser pointers! They did a study on subjects that needed to have their eyes removed due to cancer. The pointed the laser pointer directly to the center of their vision. On pathology, no damage was noted.

It is all about intensity and duration! Looking directly at the sun or an eclipse will damage the eye. Leds may do the same. ...Read more

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Keep seeing white flash or sometimes dark figure out of the corner of right eye. Went to see eye doc & all tests came out ok. How long will this last?

Keep seeing white flash or sometimes dark figure out of the corner of right eye. Went to see eye doc & all tests came out ok. How long will this last?

HMMMM...: Even though you're young, what you've described sounds very much like the symptoms compatible with retina detachment. I'm assuming you saw an opthamologist (md) but if not, I suggest you do so. Otherwise, I'm not sure how long this will go on. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm 24 & see glare @ nite when I get off of work. (I'm cashier)eye doc says eyes are fine. Friend said to buy anti reflective glasses. Do I need glasses?

I'm 24 & see glare @ nite when I get off of work. (I'm cashier)eye doc says eyes are fine. Friend said to buy anti reflective glasses. Do I need glasses?

Glare at night: Glare at night is a common problem. Among elderly patients, cataract is a common cause. Among younger patients like you, refractive errors like astigmatism and higher order aberrations are common causes of glare., esp at night. Corneal edema (esp after swimming) also causes halos and glare. See a refractive surgeon for a workup including refraction in dark conditions and wavefront analysis. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor should I see for eye pain?

What kind of doctor should I see for eye pain?

Eye care provider: An optician grinds lenses for glasses, an optometrist is a trained eye care provider that has not been trained to perform surgery, and an ophthalmologist has gone to medical school and residency and may have had subspecialty training (main distinction is surgical training). ...Read more

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Need doctor's help! What do you call the colours you see when you rub your eyes?

Need doctor's help! What do you call the colours you see when you rub your eyes?

Pressure Phosphenes: These are called "pressure phosphenes, " which are caused by stimulating the cells of the retina due to the pressure of rubbing the eyes. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is it possible that eye doctors fix your vision to where you can see clearly for life?

Is it possible that eye doctors fix your vision to where you can see clearly for life?

Yes: Laser vision correction can correct your visual issues as your eyes are today. However your eyes will change over time. If they change much, you can have more done, in most cases. ...Read more

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Hi, im 24 & I use mobile & read books alot, few months ago I felt I couldn't see as clear. My doctor said my eyes were just tired but now it's worse?

Hi, im 24 & I use mobile & read books alot, few months ago I felt I couldn't see as clear. My doctor said my eyes were just tired but now it's worse?

Tired eyes: I do not think so, the more you read, the more you like it, and get use to. You are very young, Usually a rest of 10-15 min. Is the recovery period.
Are you in a dry or dusty environment? Do you produce tears? Are you taking medicines which induce dry eyes? .
Perhaps you need reading glasses.
Go to a different ophthalmologist, as second opinion, don't be shy ...Read more

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Hi, im 24 & I use mobile & read books alot, few months ago I felt I couldn't see as clear, my doctor said my eyes are just tired but now they're worse: (?

Hi, im 24 & I use mobile & read books alot, few months ago I felt I couldn't see as clear, my doctor said my eyes are just tired but now they're worse: (?

Fatigue: If you are having significant problems with your eyesight, please see a DR. Eye strain and eye fatigue can come from long periods of reading small text close to your eyes. Reducing the period of continuous reading and taking breaks every 20-30 minutes when reading may help. You can also buy reading glasses in the drugstore - these provide magnification while reading, which reduces eye strain. ...Read more

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Hi doc! Every after 3 months I see zigzag sharp light in my eye, for half hour I can't see, n every night in dark room I see like light stars in eyes?

Your symptoms can be: One or two separate issues. Flashes of light seen in a dark room may be due to vitreous pulling the retina. Retinal traction, tears, breaks or even detachments should be evaluated. Lights seen in a zig-zag fashion may be from visual aura known as a 'scintillating scotoma" and is associated with a certain pattern of lights followed by vision obscuration. This as well can be evaluated. ...Read more

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What's the best doctor to see if bulging eyes?

What's the best doctor to see if bulging eyes?

Endocrinologist: Hyperthyroidism must always be ruled out for patients with "bulging eyes". However your primary care family dr. Or internist can just as easily order the necessary blood tests. Good luck. ...Read more

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Something is wrong with my eye ball. What doctor can I see?

Something is wrong with my eye ball. What doctor can I see?

Ophthalmologist: An ophthalmologist is a physician trained in all aspects of diagnosis and management of eye disorders. An optometrist is primarily just focused on refraction issues. From the little description here, it sounds like an ophthalmologist would be the best doctor to address the issue. ...Read more