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Why Are My Eye Lids So Dark
Dark Eyelids: Other causes of dark circles include: allergic conditions such as hay fever or eczema. The associated itchiness often leads to eye rubbing, resulting in what is sometimes called an "allergic shiner." dehydration. Fatigue. Fluid retention, often caused by smoking; a salt-rich diet; conditions affecting the heart, thyroid, kidney, and liver; or medications that cause blood-vessel dilation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry eye syndrome: Dry eye syndrome (des) has many symptoms, stinging is one of the most common. Des can be managed with artificial tears. They are most useful when placed in the eyes before activities that bring on the symptoms (e.g. Stinging). Activities that require much visual concentration result in less blinking, and the eyes become dry more easily. The term 'pink eye' is usually used for a viral infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Various reasons: The conjunctiva, which lines the surface of the eye, can develop patches of pigmentation over the years to have a "muddy" appearance. Yellowish spots on the inside and outside of the iris called pinguecula are also normal changes, usually related to exposure to sun and wind. Redness can be from allergy, dry eye, and other causes. Any new pigmented place on the eye in a caucasian should be checked. ...Read more
Why are my eyes so dry, yellow where my whites are exposed to sun and i feel like my eye sockets are just throbbing causing headaches everyday?
Needs evaluation: Dry eye is a relatively common patient complaint. In most patients it is the result of where you live. In other cases it can be the result of heredity, eye injury, previous surgery (esp LASIK), or an illness such as Sjogren's syndrome. I would try preservative-free artificial tears up to 8x/day, take omega-3 fatty acids, and if persistent would go see your eye doctor. ...Read more
Irrigate: Wash out your eyes thoroughly and head to the nearest emergency room. ...Read more
Several causes: Dry eyes are the leading cause of "bloodshot" eyes. Allergies, excessive hours spent at the computer, and contact lens over-wear are also major contributors. Another possibility is a pterygium or pingueculum, a growth on the white of the eye caused by sun exposure. There are several other possible causes, many of which can be easily treated. See an eye doctor for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I see more red veins in my eyes. (makes my eye look red). The skin around both eyes are swollen and coming off.
The most common: The most common cause of redness, itching and dryness of eyelids is blepharitis, which is inflammation of the eyelash base and eyelids. Can be caused by allergies, bacteria, or associated with skin conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea, or eczema. Lid scrubs with dilute baby shampoo is the best rx. www.2020vision.com/blepharitis.html. ...Read more
My eyelids are puffy. Both of my eyes are not very puffy it is only minor however my blood vessels look kind of irratated , though my eyes do not hurt?
Blepharitis: Your description sounds like blepharitis which is inflammation if the eyelids due to blocked up oil glands. I would try warm compresses with over-the-counter scrubs 2x/day, omega-3 oral supplements. If no improvement, you may need a course of an antibiotic/steroid ointment. You may consider seeing an eye doctor to confirm the diagnosis as well. ...Read more
My eyes are crusty in the morning and the lids are suddenlyextremely dry. I always us an eye creme, however the lids are still so dry and irritated. What should I do?
See your doctor: You may have a condition called blepharitis. This is a treatable condition of inflammation of the margins and glands of the eyelids. You need to consult an eye doctor for specific treatment. An over the counter lubricating creme will not address the problem. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My eyes always look like I am tired. The top eyelids are always as if they're closed. What are some ways to make my eyes more open?
Ptosis: ...is a drooping or falling of the upper or lower eyelid. The drooping may be worse after being awake longer, when the individual's muscles are tired. Assure you are getting enough sleep first. If it happens all the time, see the Eye dr, as it may lead to other issues if your lids droop too low.Treatment depends on the type of ptosis and is usually performed by an ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgeon ...Read more
Stye (hordeolum): A stye (hordeolum) is usually caused by an infection with staphylococcus bacteria. These bacteria often live on the skin without causing any harm. They can at times get into the ducts and block them and cause an inflammatory infectious reaction, resulting in the stye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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