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What Would Happen To Your Eyes If You Keep Them Open For 24 Hours
Corneal damage: The cornea (front window of the eye) needs to remain lubricated in order for vision to be sharp. The skin on its surface will break down if the eye dries out, increasing the risk of infections. Assuming you are asking about staying up for 24 hours while blinking normally (rather than forcing the eyes not to blink), as long as the eyes are lubricated, the worst case would be strain and "tired" eyes. ...Read more
For 24 hours now, it seems as if my eyes are refusing to work together. If I have both of them open, they refuse to focus on the same object.?
Don't wait!: Go see an ophthalmologist immediately, or even a neuro ophthalmologist ...Read more
I'm finding it hard to open my eyes in the mornings, today my vision started to go blurred at the side of my eyes but returned to normal after an hour.
Get an exam: Although your symptoms cold be just dry eyeor corneal slelling you need an exam to determine full cause and treatment. Borh of the above condirions csn be treated with drops. ...Read more
Have been on Percocet 10/325 for 2 years for pain, 3 per day. For the last 2 months an hour after taking one I can't keep my eyes open. Normal?
No: Speak with your prescribing physician. If you are developing sedation at peak oxycodone levels it may indicate that you are not properly metabolizing the drug, and that may indicate problems with liver/kidney. There also may be other health conditions or drug=drug interactions going on - your collagen/vascular disease may be partly responsible. See your doctor. ...Read more
About 5 hours ago I started to experience a burning sensation in my eyes and it has gotten so bad that I can hardly open my eyes and it has gotten so bad that I can hardly open my eyes and it is extremely painful. I have never had this happen before. I m
See your Eye MD: You should go on an emergency basis to an eye md immediately. ...Read more
My eyes swell up a lot during and after crying, sometimes lasting for more than 24 hours after. Could this be a kind of allergic reaction?
Unlikely: Swelling of the area around the eyes is typical after crying and can persist for longer than a day. A contact allergy would likely involve swelling that persisted for longer than this. Environmental allergies can cause swelling, but it would not change in nature in relation to crying. ...Read more
Why are my eyes still dilated? Had a LASIK consult 24 hours ago. Can't focus eyes to read and having light sensitivity. First time this has happened.
Why is it that even after getting about 8 hours of sleep, I still feel sleepy for the whole day. Like my eyes feel like ive been awake for 24 hours.
I do interval training for an hour a day 6 days aweek it called insanity. I also run 2-3x aweek 3-6 miles. An I go to the gym 4 days aweek. Today was the first day I felt wicked tired an could not keep my eyes open. So I did nothing an now I feel guilty.
Commendable but rest: Your exercise program sound vigorous and should be commended, but the muscles also need time to rest and rebuild. Your tiredness could be how it's telling you to take a rest for a day. If the tiredness remains despite the rest, see your doctor to rule out other causes. ...Read more
Pupil dilating drops: Usually wear off in 4-6 hours, but can last longer. This is especially true with blue eyed patients and with the use of certain dilating drops which can last longer than others. ...Read more
I'm always exhausted even after 7-8 hours sleep. I am otherwise healthy, I struggle to keep my eyes open during the day.?
Many possibie causes:
There are many conditions that cause severe fatigue. One of the most common is sleep apnea in which, although one seems to sleep all night, the sleep is not normal, and your body does not get the rest it needs. This would be especially likely if you snore or have been told it seems that you stop breathing during your sleep.
The best first step would be to discuss your symptoms with your doctor. ...Read more
See doc or wait it out? 3y old: vomiting 12 hours. Fever 24 hours. Hoarse voice. Headache. Nose, eyes, throat, belly hurts. Little appetite
When should I open my eyes after strabimus eye surgery? It's now 6 hours past surgery. It feels as if there's things in my eyes like eye lashes.
Few days: Usually after strabismus surgey it takes a few days to fully be comfortable to open your eyes. The eyelash sensation is likely the stitches they used in surgery. The body takes few days to absorb/melt the stitches. As they melt, the sensation gets better. Usually ophthalmic ointments lubricate the surface of the eye &make you more comfortable. 6 hours is not enough time to feel 100%. Feel better! ...Read more
I am experiencing double vision (quality: with both eyes open) and headache (occurred: 1 - 3 hours) (side: front, left) (worsened by: bending forward, routine activity) (quality: sensation of pressure or fullness, feels sharp or stabbing, throbbing sens
Migraine?: Being female and at your age, I suspect that you may be suffering from a migraine attack. On the other hand, having new-onset migraine for the first time at your age requires a neurologic evaluation. Contact your family physician or a neurologist ASAP if this is the first time you have ever experienced these symptoms. ...Read more
My eyes suddenly get heavy, it happens any time during the day. Then I can't keep them open, it has happened twice now.
Worth an eye exam: You should be seen for this. It may simply be fatigue but there is a systemic illness than can start like this that needs medical monitoring ...Read more
Blepharospasm: This is the condition in which the eyes involuntary close. It responds well to botox injections. ...Read more
Case of Missing Lens: Consider wearing swim goggles so that you don't find yourself starring in the "case of the missing lens" [a nancy drew mystery? ]. I know people who swear that they've never lost a lens when swimming in a pool. But usually goggles are cheaper than replacing contact lens. If it doesn't float off your eye, it could pop out when you're wiping your face. ...Read more
Help! I woke up today and my eyes are so sensitive to the light. I can barely keep my eyes open. Is something wrong?
Dryness or virus: When the surface of the cornea (the window that lets light in the eye front) gets disturbed then there can be significant pain and light sensitivity. This can be caused by dryness building up overnight or by an early virus infection settling in on the cornea. If the eye is red, and the vision is disturbed more than one hour after awakening, then you should consult with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
I am 19 years old female lastnight I got out of bed took a few steps forward lost my vision woke up on the floor and couldn t remember what had happened to me from what my boyfriend told me my eyes were open the whole time but I was unresponsive he also s
No limit: There are strong protective reflexes which cause blinking to protect the eye. Given sufficient will power, someone might keep the eye open indefinitely - something done for religious reasons by some. Be happy that your eyes blink to spread the tears and keep the eye healthy. ...Read more
Important to you.?: The answer to this question depends on the woman, the situation, and you. That is all I have to say. ...Read more
When I wake up, my eyes is red, sticky and itch, I can't open my eyes because it is sticky why did it happen?
Infection: Is the most likely cause. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Started taking 1.5 tablets of madapor 125, 3x a day but found it extremely tired and unable to keep my eyes open in the afternoon. Is that normal?
Side effects: Madaphor which is used in the treatment of parkinson's disease and has many side effects. You are experiencing side effects which may be dose related. Contact your physician immediately. He will want to either adust the dose or discontinue the medicine. ...Read more
My eyes are extremely dry & burning nowadays, it's unbearable. Can barely keep them open at times. Can it be the cold & dry air of the coming winter?
What could it mean when a sr citizen becomes unable to eat absolutely any kind of food without becoming immediately ehausted/unable to keep eyes open?
Post meal symptoms: As we age (and get a little frailer) eating tends to have a marked effect on blood pressure. When you eat, it is normal for your circulation to increase to your GI tract to help digestion and to decrease in many other places. If we are older, on a lot of medications, and are not in good physical shape, this change of blood pressure reduces circulation to the brain and makes us fatigued and sleepy. ...Read more
They float away: If you open your eyes underwater with contact lenses, there is a very good chance you will lose them in the water. Wear swim goggles over your contacts or don't swim in them. ...Read more
Blepharospasm: Inability to open the eyes unless there is underlying eye disease, is a condition termed essential blepharospasm. This comes in varying degrees of severity and can render someone functionally without sight. Treatment usually starts with Botox injections but can also include surgery to remove muscles that cannot uncontract. ...Read more
That's not normal.: There could be many causes, including lid roblems and thyroid, to name just 2. ...Read more
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