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Doctor insights on: Why Do Our Eyes Look Smaller When We Get Older

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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

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 more

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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?

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?

A doctor: or nurse should remove the object if it is small and in her eye. You can rinse her eye with gentle saline eye drops but should not try to touch the eye itself with your fingers or any tools. ...Read more

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How to keep your eyes healthy as you get older?

How to keep your eyes healthy as you get older?

Many ways: A well balanced diet, no smoking, ultraviolet protection and routine eye exams with an ophthalmologist will all help maintain healthy eyes. There are non prescription eye vitamins available. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have smaller eyes as we get older?

Is it normal to have smaller eyes as we get older?

No: The eyes stay the same size as we age. Because surrounding skin sags the opening may appear smaller. ...Read more

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Can my eyes get smaller? It seems that as I grow older, my eyes are getting smaller...

Can my eyes get smaller? It seems that as I grow older, my eyes are getting smaller...

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 more

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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 more

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Why do people get dry eyes when older?

Why do people get dry eyes when older?

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 more

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A why do some people develop bags under their eyes as they get older?

A why do some people develop bags under their eyes as they get older?

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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Why do I get small red blotches under my eyes but don't stay there all day?

Red eyelids: The most common cause for temporary redness of the eyelids is rubbing. I urge you to try to stop touching or rubbing your eyes. If you have irritation, check with your eye doctor as to a cause for the irritation. ...Read more

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