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What To Do If You Get Vicks In Your Eyes
Wash your eyes: Wash your eyes with water for 15 minutes. ...Read more
I get a cloud or mist over my eyes when i change to different light setting, s both indoors and out. It only lasts seconds then my eyes adjust. Thanks?
Depends on cause: If you are eyes have gotten bigger because of thyroid disease, there are medications and or surgeries to make them smaller. If you eyes are naturally larger, then we recommend no surgery but if someone is really bothered by their appearance they can see an ophthalmic plastic surgeon or a plastic surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more
Thanks for asking!: 'eye-bags' are caused by an osmotic imbalance of fluid in-and-out of the thin-skinned area under the eye. It may be associated with seasonal allergies, cold, sinus infection, ingestion of salty food, crying, sleep position, heavy alcohol drinking, eye-rubbing, going to bed with make-up on (irritation), or even some thyroid/kidney problems. Consult a dermatologist if this condition persists. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: ...On why they are not white to begin with. If blepharitis (inflammation of eyelids) , you can do lid scrubs with baby shampoo or ocusoft scrubs. If dryness is the problem, buy over the counter tear drops. "get-the-red-out" drops should be used rarely, because they can make dryness and irritation worse in the long run. ...Read more
Depends: Obviously if there is a problem, the eyes need checking right away by an ophthalmologist. General points for anyone would be age 5, 13, 18 if no problems are present. Adults should be checked at 3-5 year intervals if no problems; more often with refractive or disease needs. After age 40, probably at 2 year intervals unless there are problems. ...Read more
Avoid red eye drops: Whites of eyes discolor usually from the blood vessels enlarging, making the eyes bloodshot. An exception is yellowing (jaundice) from liver disease. Red eyes are often caused by dryness or allergies. Lubricating or allergy drops (eg ketotifen) can be a big help. Drops that 'get the red out' are highly affective cosmetically but can be very addictive - the eyes get more red if you try to stop. ...Read more
Allergies: It may be a sign of allergies, get an allergy test either a blood test or skin prick test to see if you have allergies. They can be treated either by allergy shots or sublingual drops or allergy medication or avoidance of the allergen. Get blood test at your doctors office to rule out other things like low thyroid or kidney problems. ...Read more
Follow up: do you want your eyes completely white? This is an unnatural state for the eyes and would mean there is no more circulation. The conjunctiva should have a healthy supply of blood flow and that requires a certain amount of blood vessels, hence the red appearance. ...Read more
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