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What To Do When You Get Menthol In The Eye
Wish you had ducked: Depends upon the type of hit. Was it a fist or softball in which case most of the energy will be absorbed by the bone. Ot was it a squash ball or flying debris like a metal fragment. Then the eye could be damaged and needs attention. If you can see well then probably you are OK. If the vision is compromised, or there is pus, or too much swelling, then see your ophthalmologist ...Read more
Depends: Did the hit just damage the lids and soft tissue or was the eye struck directly. Check the vision and if good, you can wait a while. Can you move the eye and do you see double. That would need evaluation. So if it seems to be a bruise to the soft tissue around the eye, you can wait but if there is more evident damage, then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Wash it out: The best thing tondo is wash the eye out ASAP! This will remove the chemical including and solid material and will neutralize it's effect. Prompt treatment with washing can, in some cases, save your vision! If your eye stops burning, that may be all that is necessary. However, if it is an alkali, especially, or an acid, you should consult a physician as these chemicals are more serious. ...Read more
See your doctor: See your doctor immediately (or even to er) for examination and possible referral to eye specialist. ...Read more
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Nasal or saliva: Herpes simplex type 1 is acquired casually through the nasal secretions or saliva of a family member or friend who is shedding the virus. It resides in the ganglia of nerves and may activate and shedd when immunity wanes such as during illness & stress. A cold sore of the lip is one location. The eye can be infected if the nerve going to the cornea is involved. This infection is not an STD. ...Read more
Probably nothing: Gentamicin is formulated for use in the eye in certain products. If you got ointment for the skin, into your eye, it should not cause any harm. Wash out the eye and don't worry. ...Read more
Go to ER!: If your eye is poked with a pencil, serious injury can result. A physician -- preferably an ophthalmologist -- needs to examine your eye to assess and treat any damage. Please go to an er for help with this. ...Read more
Seeing "stars": A blow to the eye will stimulate the retina which will think that the disturbance from the shock of the hit is a light flash. The retina has no nerves of pain, or pressure or most other sensations It just has light and thinks any stimulus is light. The color is variable and can be green, or light, or red depending upon the power and angle of the blow and the portion of the retina hit. ...Read more
Not always: Bleeding in the white part of the eye is called subconjunctival hemorrhage. By itself, it is not serious, but it can cover something more serious like a laceration in the sclera (the white part of the eye. Additionally, the eye can have trauma to the retina, iris, and other structures when struck hard enough to cause bleeding. It is best to have it checked out. ...Read more
I was born with the lenses in both of my eyes higher than normal. All the cillary bodies are intact, and is not effected if I get hit in the eye.
? Ectopia Lentis: Ectopia lentis is spontaneous dislocation (partial or complete) of the lens in your eye. If you were born with this in both eyes it is most likely associated with a systemic condition such as marfan's syndrome, homocystinuria, or weill-marchesani syndrome. It is imperative that you are evaluated by a physician who can make a definitive diagnosis and look for other associated problems. ...Read more
I get these headaches that feel like someone's shooting me in the eye on one side. I get them a few times a week for 2 years now. What should I do?
If you haven't: Already, please see an eye doctor and a neurologist and discuss with your primary care doctor. Assess any side effects of medications you may be on; keep a log of the pain, ie when, where, how long, foods eaten, activities done, any anxiety or stress and discuss all of this with your doctor (s). ...Read more
Why do people like in there 70's get a color red on her eye. There's like a red color on the bottom of the eye that is the skin. I'ts always red. Why?
Common reasons: Redness is from inflammation. Common reasons for inflamed lid skin in the elderly include blepharitis (a noncontagious allergy-like reaction), dry eye, and ectropion. Ectropion happens when the eyelid skin gets too loose and starts to sag away from the eyeball, leaving dried out areas of lid and eyeball in the process. Have her see an eye md (ophthalmologist) to find out best treatments. ...Read more
No: There are tissues that close off the front of the eye - but it sure can feel like it's stuck there! Just add some lubricating fluid, keep blinking, and you should be able to move it into reach to remove. ...Read more
Star?: Is it on your eye lid or eyeball itself, to best treat this and answer your question I would need to see the spot. Any ophthalmologist can take care of this, you should get an appointment. ...Read more
Varies by lens type: Contact lenses come in many sizes and materials. Adjustment is a relative term. The other factor is based on eye health and especially the tear film. A soft lens is usually tolerated relatively quickly while a gas permeable (or semi -hard) may require build up time. A new patient should be followed closely after the initial fitting with good instructions about cleanliness ...Read more
Not much: They kinda sit there and get encased in mucus which slowly hardens or can cause a granuloma reaction. Sooner or later they become noticeable, and you will dig it out with your finger. Or, you may need an ophthalmologist to dig it out. I have never seen that happen in my experience. ...Read more
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