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What Is The Best Treatment For Downslanting Eye Slits
Glasses or Surgery: Regarding eye "coordination" usually target fixation brings both eyes together into alignment. When there is an alignment mismatch or strabismus, solutions can include glasses (sometimes with prism) or surgery. Rarely, some eye "exercises" may be tried for benefit. Consult with your ophthalmologist if there are any questions for coordination, especially in children as there are higher risks. ...Read more
Depends on injury: The treatment and prognosis will depend on the nature and location of the injury. Injuries can range from superficial scratches to rupture of the eyeball. Blunt trauma tends to cause inflammation, bleeding, and bruising of the eye tissues, as well as fractures of the bones around the eye. Sharp trauma tends to cause abrasions and lacerations. Any eye injury should be immediately checked by a md. ...Read more
Depends: The best treatment is whichever treatment your eye doctor feels most comfortable with. Depending on when they trained is the treatment that one will receive. If they trained earlier, the treatment could be the placement of an antibiotic ointment, a drop to relax the iris and then a patch or contact lens would be placed . Nowadays, many are not patching the eye and just use topical lubricants. ...Read more
Complicated: I do not believe one should mess around when it comes to your eyes and/or vision. Go get seen by an ophthalmologist at your earliest opportunity to be safe. If this is associated with bells palsy it is usually reversible all by itself. Some doctors use steroids for this condition others don't, but don't mess around with this one, go get checked out please. ...Read more
See ophthalmologist: Corneal scratches are quite painful. They can rarely get infected if the agent causing the scratch was contaminated. However tears are very anti-bacterial which helps. Treatment includes topical moisturizers, a therapeutic contact lens in some cases and anti-pain medication if needed. Uncomplicated scratches develop a new skin in 24 hours typically. If longer, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Pig Stye?: Microwave a clean potato with the skin on for four minutes. Wet a wash cloth or small towel with warm or hot water. Squeeze out the excess water and wrap it around the potato. Apply this to the eye lid until it cools down (about 15minutes).This can be repeated intermittently. Please see your opthamologist if no improvement. ...Read more
Topical steroids: Inflammation is typically treated with steroid eye drops such as durezol, (difluprednate) pred forte, or lotemax. Just as important is knowing the cause of the inflammation so that the underlying problem can be treated. Inflammation is a common response to some type of insult or disease. Steroids can have serious side effects and are usually used for a limited time. Treating the underlying cause is critical. ...Read more
It depends: Uveitis is a broad term that can refer to inflammation inside the eye in various locations. Depending on where it is located, the treatment is generally some form of steroids. If it is due to a rheumatologic disorder, there may be other immune system inhibiting medications used in treatment. If it is due to an infection, certain antibiotics or antiviral would be used. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Lower Lid Wrinkles: Protect your skin with spf and sunglasses. Stay well hydrated & moisturize. Restore skin w/ elastiderm. Resurface skin with laser or chemical peels (may need multiple treatments over time). Consider a surgical skin "pinch" (needs evaluation to determine candidacy). Fillers may help with the "tear trough" area between the cheek and the lid. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Quck evaluation: Inflammation can be primary or secondary. The effects can be minor or lead to chronic corneal edema, cataract, glaucoma or combinations. It can cause non recoverable blindness and chronic severe pain. It needs immediate evaluation and focused treatment by an ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not enough info here: It depends on what you mean by "drooping eyes"...What part droops? When did it start? Does it effect vision? Are there other medical issues/problems? Much more info is needed before diagnosis or treatment recommendation could even be attempted. I would strongly recommend starting with a visit to your family doc for a good history and physical exam.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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