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What You Can Tell By The Whites Of Your Eyes
Most likely benign: The white part of your eye is called the sclera. The sclera can accumulate pigmentation: blue, grey or brown discoloration due to melanin, a natural occurring pigment. Some rare cases are a form of "pre-cancer" - so you should let your eye md check you out. Rarely, certain silver containing medications can turn the sclera blue. Most cases are benign aging changes. ...Read more
The spectrum of: Health conditions the eye can hold is amazing. Studies report up to 70% of systemic diseases (diseases of the body) can be identified with ocular findings. The retina in particular holds vital clues due to our ability to view it in many ways. The vascular system of the retina and choroid are responsible for carrying pathologic clues from the body to a place where we can identify their effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lubricate!: You can try lubricating the eyes with artificial tears one drop 3-4 times a day and taking oral omega 3's like evoa dry eye supplements to stimulate more and better tear production. This will work if they are red due to dryness. Some people just do not have as white as eyes as others. For one time (urgently) you can use visine get the red out. Visine is not healthy for chronic long term help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Would like to: Please elaborate a bit about the problem you are experiencing. Rephrase your question and I am sure one of us Health Tap MD's can assist you. Good Luck. ...Read more
Can you tell me what to do if i checked my eyes recently and it's 500 .Does that makes your eyes small ?
Depends: If your prescription is a -5.00, then yes your eyes would appear smaller as viewed through spectacles (Myopic prescription minifies). If your prescription is +5.00, then your eyes, as viewed through your spectacles would appear larger (Hyperopica prescription magnifies). Note, there is no physical affect on your eyeball by wearing the correct prescription. ...Read more
In a nutshell: it means that the brain has not developed the visual system in an eye. This is usually the result of untreated refractive error (prescription for glasses) in early childhood or a crossed eye, but there are other reasons as well. After about the age of 6-8, there is no treatment for it. Prior to that age, patching of the better eye can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abnormal eye motion: Saccades is the technical name for the motion of the eye usually following a target. You cannot feel your eye motion and cannot analyze your own saccades in a mirror. An outside observer, hopefully an ophthalmologist can do this. Abnormal saccades are usually due to brain dysfunction and can follow trauma, tumors, infection and vascular accidents of the brain. ...Read more
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