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Why Do Our Eyes Look Smaller When We Get Older
Im 16 yrs old. Why would I get floaters in both my eyes suddenly? My eye doc looked around really good and said I have healthy eyes, and wasnt worried
Usually normal: Most people notice the fibrils of collagen in the vitreous humor of the eye as floaters. Myodesopsia is normal and occurs because the fibrils cast a shadow on the retina. After a while, your brain ignores them, and they seem to disappear. They sometimes occur in certain eye diseases. See an eye doctor if you are concerned or if the floaters appear as many small dots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 2 month old pulls her hair a lot and has now manage to get a small stran in her eye is there a way to take it out or should she go to the ER?
No: The eyes stay the same size as we age. Because surrounding skin sags the opening may appear smaller. ...Read more
No: Your eyes do not get smaller as you age, unless there has been catastrophic damage to an eye and you have lost most or all of your vision and the eye is not functional anymore. More likely, you may develop drooping of the eyelids (ptosis) or excess skin overhanging the upper eyelids (blepharochalasis) that makes your eyes appear smaller. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 45 years old and the older I get the worse the bags under my eyes get. Lastnight I had the fan on. And the this morning were worse then normal?
Time, age, genetics: Unfortunately, as we get older, tissues get weaker. This tissue keeps the fat from bulging in our eyelids. As we get older, some people have more of a tendency for these fat pads in our lower lids to bulge forward. Sometimes these 'bags' can appear more severe with fluid retention. Most likely turning on the fan was not a direct cause.... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diseases/Medications: Adding to dr. May's answer - older folks also tend to have more conditions/diseases like thyroid disease, arthritis, etc and these can lead to ocular surface disease/dry eye. Medications, like blood pressure meds, diuretics, and antacids (like nexium) can cause dry eye. And the longer you live, the more you have been exposed to environmental effects of photochemical pollutants and pollen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Former: Most kids have bluish eyes that slowly darken with age. ...Read more
Bags: As people age, their eyelid skin begins to thin. Some people develop bags under the eyes. If severe, they can be fixed surgically. ...Read more
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