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What Would Happen If You Kept Your Eyes Closed For 2 Weeks
My two year son has been waking up with his eyes closed because of guck covering them. It only happens at night. Not really during his naps. Wat hap?
See an eye doctor: What you are describing sounds like an eyelid infection (conjunctivitis). The most common cause is bacterial and is usually very easily treated with antibiotic eye drops. An eye doctor can quickly diagnose and treat the condition, and may even take a culture to determine the cause. Don't try to see if it will go away on it's own; it is safer to treat it early. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have bad cold and now I am waking up with bloodshot itchy watery eyes crusted closed when I wake up in the am. Was right eye two days ago now both.
Two days ago my nose had swelling on the left inside wall. Now two days later swelling progressed two left side under eye (eye swollen closed)lip swolle?
Could I have staph in my eye? This girl on my team just two days ago got staph in her eye. Well today they closed the gym for a few days because it has staph in it. My right eye is starting to bother me on the corner, on the line of my eyelashes and on my
If: If the skin around your eye becomes swollen or red, if you have discharge from your eye, redness in the white area of the eye, or any vision changes, you should see medical care. The symptoms that you have as of now don't sound too serious, but change can occur rapidly. If everything looks normal, this can wait, because you won't be treated as a preventative measure anyway. Staph infections are potentially very serious, so if anything changes for the worse, find a qualified ophthalmologist to examine you and treat if needed. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eye has been red for two days, today I noticed a white spot. My eye doctor is closed tomorrow, if this is an ulcer will I be okay until Thursday?
Could be an ulcer: It sounds like you have had this experience before. Ulcers occur on the cornea, especially in relationship to contact lens overwear. Take the lens out and keep the eye clean. If you have left over antibiotics from your previous experience, it is best to start them. If the condition gets at all worse, then see another eye doctor for evaluation and treatment. Read more
It's never: Been done. But nothing would happen to the eyes. Read more
I exprncd this on a carousel as a kid! I closed my eyes as it spinned faster and wen I opened em, I saw things upside down! What happened to the eyes?
Very low chance: While there are no statistics, the chance of a person's two eyes being different colors (heterochromia) is extremely low. More commonly, some people are born with a segment of one iris being a different color from the rest. Also, certain diseases can either increase the brown color (nevus, melanoma) while others can lighten the eye (certain inflammations and glaucomas). Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eye color: This may be congenital resulting from either horners syndrome or it could be a specific eye problem causing loss of pigment or atrophy of the iris of one eye. If it is aquired then it can be due to iris damage either from inflammation, trauma or surgery. The condition is called heterochromia. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: The risk of staring at the sun is with the open eyes as the light could be focused on the retina and damage the light receptors. It is annoying to have the sun shining for a lengthy period on the eyes, and that is why those sun shields which look like two cups held together with a connecting rod are so popular on the beach. Read more
Not usually: If both eyes are healthy, and the neural connections are intact, both eyes should react similarly to light. A standard test in the ophthalmology clinic involves exposing each eye to a bright light to examine the pupil response. If one pupil does not react properly, that could indicate a problem. If you are noticing differences between your eyes, you should see an ophthalmologist. Read more
Very rare: In humans it is considered a rare occurrence. It is estimated at 0.006% odds. Or roughly 6 in 1000 people. That makes it roughly around 250, 000 people in usa. Read more
Yes: It is a basic reflex everyone has, when the eyelids close, the eyes roll up. You can carefully pull the eyelids of a friend (with their permission) back and see that you see mainly the whites of their eyes (sclera) where the pupil would be if the eye was open voluntarily... The reflex is called bell's phenomenon. Read more
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