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Should I wear a patch to protect my cornea?

Should I wear a patch to protect my cornea?

Maybe: Patches are applied to protect a cornea after surgery while it is numb from anesthesia. They are sometimes used to lessen the pain of abrasion. It could be used to protect a fragile cornea in dangerous circumstances but it does occlude the vision. I am guessing your ophthalmologist suggest a patch - I would follow that advice. ...Read more

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Can dry patches on cornea cause swelling on the optic disc and or could being on computer too much cause either problems please help?

Can dry patches on cornea cause swelling on the optic disc and or could being on computer too much cause either problems please help?

No: Swelling of the optic disk is a serious sign that requires a prompt medical evaluation. Dry patches on the cornea are common and are treated with artificial tears. Using the computer can exacerbate dry eye but has no relationship to the optic disk swelling. ...Read more

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Is it recommended to wear an eye patch to protect my scratched cornea?

Is it recommended to wear an eye patch to protect my scratched cornea?

No: Simple corneal abrasions do not need to be treated by patching the eye. According to a new review of studies, patching can initially slow healing and does not reduce pain. ...Read more

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A yellow dye test showed I have a dry patch on the center of my cornea. Is this because I wear contacts?

Yes, over wear: of contacts can cause corneal irritation and break down of the top layer of the cornea. This should be monitored closely until it heals to make sure you don't develop an infection. Stay out of contacts until your eye doctor clears you. Good luck. ...Read more

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Yellow dye test showed dry patch on the centre of my cornea, do you think this is serious for contact lens wearer?

Yellow dye test showed dry patch on the centre of my cornea, do you think this is serious for contact lens wearer?

Could be a problem: Did the doctor who administered the yellow dye, and diagnosed the dry patch discuss this with you? It could indicate a lens too tight for safe wear, or a temporary patch of dryness depending upon the health of the cornea and eye. Were you advised to stop wearing the lens? And if you wear the lens now, are you having symptoms.? ...Read more

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A yellowish bump near the outer edge of cornea accompanied by a patch of bright red blood vessels. Eye texture seems different in that area. Whatisit?

A yellowish bump near the outer edge of cornea accompanied by a patch of bright red blood vessels. Eye texture seems different in that area. Whatisit?

Pinguecula: Most likely you're describing a pinguecula. It's a growth on the surface of the eye typically related to sun exposure. It may become red and inflamed from time to time, but is benign. To be certain it's not something more serious, i recommend you see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What could a white patch with a red ring around it be?

What could a white patch with a red ring around it be?

Possible fungus: Your description could mean a number of things. If there is some scaling then a fungal infection is possible. Having someone examine this is important. ...Read more

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What could it mean if you have a white patch on your tongue?

What could it mean if you have a white patch on your tongue?

Few possibilities : Could be a fungal infection, biofilm, layers of old tissue. Your dentist or physician can determine the cause easily, please seek their help. ...Read more

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I have a white patch is getting visible near eyebrow, what is the cause?

I have a white patch is getting visible near eyebrow, what is the cause?

Skin or lashes: Not sure if you are talking about skin or lashes. You should see an Oculoplastic Surgeon in your area for best answer. Most white skin lesions are benign, however, biopsy best way to determine. ...Read more