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Why is it that when I put pressure over my eyes I see colored stars and sparkles?

Why is it that when I put pressure over my eyes I see colored stars and sparkles?

Retinal traction: When you pressurize your eyes, you are moving the vitreous jelly that occupies most of the volume of the back of the eye. The vitreous jelly is attached to the retina and when it moves, the retina moves as well. When the retina moves, it is stimulated and you notice that stimulation in the form of flashes and/or sparkles. Persistent flashes & sparkles though can be signs of a retinal detachment. ...Read more

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Yesterday I fell down 13 steps head first into a bike now I have two black eyes and a bruised nose do I see the doctor as I can't put any pressure on?

Yesterday I fell down 13 steps head first into a bike now I have two black eyes and a bruised nose do I see the doctor as I can't put any pressure on?

Go to A&E now: Sounds like you're in the UK, so go to your closest A&E as soon as possible. Given your description, you really need to get a thorough examination to make sure there's no hidden damage, such as bleeding inside your brain. One other thing: given the frequency of child abuse & domestic/partner violence, if you are a victim, please tell the authorities who can help get you out of that situation. ...Read more

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What to do if i was put on isatol eye drops for high pressure in my eyes yesterday, what are the side effects?

What to do if i was put on isatol eye drops for high pressure in my eyes yesterday, what are the side effects?

Istalol: Istalol is a beta-blocker drug that also reduces pressure inside the eye. Side effects can include, but are not limited to, blurred vision, double vision, drooping eyelid; burning or stinging in your eye; headache, weakness, drowsiness; numbness, tingling, or cold feeling in your hands or feet; ringing in your ears; and dry mouth. Can also affect heart, shortness of breath, and tiredness. ...Read more

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My 11 yr.Old grandson has a 30 pressure behind one of his eyes....It has been recommened for him to see a specialist.. Is there a dr. In pensacola who treat children? Can this be a serious problem? Thanks

My 11 yr.Old grandson has a 30 pressure behind one of his eyes....It has been recommened for him to see a specialist.. Is there a dr. In pensacola who treat children?
Can this be a serious problem?

Thanks

An : An intraocular pressure (iop) of "30"mmhg is considered high no matter what the patient's age is. There are a multitude of reasons for this elevated measurement which can vary from an inaccurate pressure measuring by the technician (which would be benign) to pediatric glaucoma (which can be serious). This should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist as soon as possible to rule out any condition. He/she may then refer you to a glaucoma specialist if necessary. ...Read more

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I'v felt dull pressure behind my eyes since Sat. I have an eye appointment on Tues. I've also been a little lightheaded. Should I see my real doc 1st?

I'v felt dull pressure behind my eyes since Sat. I have an eye appointment on Tues. I've also been a little lightheaded. Should I see my real doc 1st?

Eye pressure: see your eye specialist as scheduled and see your pcp if your opthalmology consult does not address your symptoms. ...Read more

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I frequently can see black spots in my eyes that pulsate like my heartbeat. What may cause this? Lumbar puncture pressure of 30

I frequently can see black spots in my eyes that pulsate like my heartbeat. What may cause this? Lumbar puncture pressure of 30

Full eye exam/MRI: Many things can cause this. Typically black spots are "floaters" or problems with the vitreous fluid in your eye. However, pulsating can be a problem with the optic nerve and vasculature of your eye. Given your LP "pressure of 30" you need a pupil exam, a full exam of your retina and optic nerve, and likely visual field testing with OCT testing of your optic nerves, CT/MRI scan brain ...Read more

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