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What happens to an eye if you cover it for a long time with patch?

What happens to an eye if you cover it for a long time with patch?

Depends on your age: Patching one eye in early childhood can cause it to lose vision thru the central nervous system. We patch an eye for children with a lazy eye;the good eye is patched. It must be done under careful supervision to prevent vision loss to the good eye. ...Read more

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I have had hyperemia in my eyes for a long time now!?

I have had hyperemia in my eyes for a long time now!?

Red eyes: There are many causes for red eyes. You could try some over-the-counter lubricant drops to see if this helps. Avoid allergy or "get the red out" drops as they can make the red eyes worse. If this does not help, make an appointment with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have had hyperemia in my eyes for a long time now!?

Any advice? I have had hyperemia in my eyes for a long time now!?

Hyperemia: is just increased redness. The cause of the redness is what would require treatment. There are many causes for red eyes which can be difficult to determine without an eye exam. Your eye doctor can help diagnose and treat the underlying cause of the hyperemia. Good luck. . ...Read more

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Can opening your eyes underwater in a pool make your vision blurry for a long time?

Can opening your eyes underwater in a pool make your vision blurry for a long time?

Yes,: The water in a pool is not the same as your own natural tears, and could damage the surface of your corneas. You should consult with a local eye doctor. ...Read more

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Eyes feel strange. they don't hurt but regardless of sleep they feel like i've been up for a long time. also glare around lights. started 2 months ago?

Eyes feel strange. they don't hurt but regardless of sleep they feel like i've been up for a long time. also glare around lights. started 2 months ago?

Age?: Not knowing your age, it is hard to give you a better answer. However the symptoms suggest that you may have dry eye (occurs usually in people over 40. Try artificial tear a few times a day to see it helps. If not, see eye doctor. ...Read more

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I always heard if you cross your eyes for a long time, they stick?

I always heard if you cross your eyes for a long time, they stick?

No, this is a myth: Crossing your eyes intentionally will not lead them to "sticking", but it can cause some accommodative spasm if done for a prolonged period of time (hours) - which can make the distance vision blurry, make the pupils more mitotic (or smaller) and make the eyes turn in some. Accommodative spasm can be reversed with relaxing the eyes and focusing on a distant target or with reading glasses. ...Read more

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I have these blue rings around my eyes and they've been there for a long time, what is it from? what causes it? and will it ever go away?

I have these blue rings around my eyes and they've been there for a long time, what is it from? what causes it? and will it ever go away?

?corneal arcus: If you are referring to the "blue ring" around the peripheral cornea, this is called corneal arcus--represents cholesterol deposition from the limbal blood vessels that normally appears in people over 40. More often visible in brown colored irises due to darker background. If you are younger than 40 and are noticing arcus, an examination by an Eye MD to verify & check lipid profile important. ...Read more

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If I watch computer or tv for a long time .Will it cause me dry eyes ?

If I watch computer or tv for a long time .Will it cause me dry eyes ?

It Can: Studies have shown that our blin rate decreases by 50% when we look at a computer screen. Blinking more, or using artificialtears may be helpful, ...Read more

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If you wear glasses for a long time, how will it affect the condition of your eyes?

If you wear glasses for a long time, how will it affect the condition of your eyes?

You will see better: Think of the eye as a camera, and glasses as a new lens; the camera does not wear out because the lens was changed. We tend to think that glasses or contacts can make the eyes weaker and more dependant on them. In fact, the eyes do not "wear out" when the proper prescription lenses are used - you just see better! you may also have less strain and fewer tension headaches caused by squinting. ...Read more

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