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Why Is One Eye Shrinking
Normal yes: It is important that both irises respond in unison as described. If there is a disconnect, it can be a sign of more serious conditions and should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist/neurologist. ...Read more
I have two large veins in the inner corners of my eyes, due to dryness, which is bad at the moment. If the dryness improves, can the veins improve?! Sometimes even the largest one shrinks and becomes less noticeable when my eye isn’t as irritated.
Hard occipital lymph nodes on either side of head. Was in contact with sick person. One seems to have shrunk, they don't hurt. Please help. Thanks!
Lymph nodes: Lymphadenitis or swollen lymph nodes is due to viral or bacterial infection. The swollen lymph nodes caused by cancer is not very common condition. I don't think that your case is any different. Possible a dental infection due to tooth abscess, gum abscess or combination of both. Rec.: see another physician or dentist for the second opinion. Good luck. ...Read more
I have two bumps that feel hard underneath my skin. Painless but big. One shrunk and scabbed after popped. Got other today. No head but is pus filled.
Infection: I recommend an appointment with a Dermatologist asap. These infection can result in scaring, can become septic, and will continue to recurre ...Read more
Wat would cause eyes to not respond to light. (shrink) BP is 127/52. Paulse is 70. Anxiety play a role?
Anxiety: Or fear can cause pupils to dolate. ...Read more
I have a large bump under my eye that grows and shrinks over time I've had it for 4 months now not sure what it could be.?
I have a hard bump on the corner of my right eye. It's been there for awhile and sometimes it is very noticeable and other times it shrinks?
Consult and I Dr: It sounds like you may have a cyst, something that goes up and down in size, is often a cyst. Suggest you see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Why does a10m old normaly developing boy rubs nose or eyes with fingers few times a day randomly. Sometimes kind of shrinks his eyes and. Opens?
Allergies?: What you describe sounds like his nose and eyes itch, and rubs his nose and eyes, and squints to try and relieve the itch. If there is a family history of allergies, such as hay fever, asthma or eczema, then it is more likely to be that. A visit to his pediatrician will help sort things out for you. ...Read more
Can my bulging eyes due to hyperthyroidism recovered fully? Can it shrink completely? I am still 19y/o.What shld I do?
Graves eye disease: The eye disease of graves disease runs a different course from the thyroid disease. Some of the "bulging" may be from lid retraction, which is less serious, or it could be more serious eye disease, which could require surgery or steroid treatment. You need to see an endocrinologist first for a complete evaluation and get treatment of the thyroid, and then possible referral to another doctor. ...Read more
Can I use apple cider vinegar to shrink ptreygium in my eyes. And hope it doesn't have any side effect to the eyes. Thanks?
Hmmm....: To eat, drink, or put in the eyes? Vinegars are mild acids. Wouldn't use it unless one's ophthalmologist recommended using it. Generally, a person should ask, "for what scientifically proven health benefit would somebody want to use a particular type of vinegar? " Vinegar is good for pickling foods, and making foods taste more special, but vinegar is not necessary for normal health. ...Read more
Can u use castor oil in yur eye for dry eyes? Will apple cider vinegar disolve a pterygium, if not what can u do to shrink a pterygium?
No & No. DON'T DO: THIS! While castor oil is edible and can be used cautiously on the skin, it should never be put directly in the eyes. Ditto with other edible substances including apple cider vinegar. If the pterygium causes discomfort or interferes with you field of vision, contact an Ophthalmologist. I know that it can take some time to see an eye doctor (MD or DO) but don't be tempted to self treat. ...Read more
Is evisceration eye surgery the best solution to treat an eye that has atrophied? Seven years ago, I was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor. During surgery my optic nerve was damaged, and I lost the vision in my right eye. My eye is beginning to shrink a
Depends: For an eye that doesn't see and is atrophic or pthisical, evisceration is an option. Typically oculoplastic surgeons can place an implant in the scleral shell left behind in an evisceration. This enables natural movement of the artificial eye. From a cosmetic standpoint, evisceration can lead to excellent result. Whether it is ideal for you depends on condition of eye, appearance, and more. ...Read more
Serious issue: If you had good vision in one eye which is now fading or worse if it suddenly went away, you should see an ophthalmologist for evaluation. The list of possibilities includes things like strokes in the eye, diabetes, optic neuritis, bleeding and infection. Most conditions with loss of one eye are serious and need attention. ...Read more
Yes and NO: The two sides of one's body are not totally symmetrical, so it is not unusual to have a side bigger than the other. However, there are illnesses that are associated with a change in size of the eye opening or swelling. Etc. So it is best if you see your doctor for a proper evaluation to decide if this is normal for you or it is caused by an ailment. ...Read more
Probably eyelid: One eye seems small compared to the other most commonly from one eyelid being "droopy" also called ptosis. Rarely is it from the actual eye ball being smaller. There are no eye exercises for ptosis. You should go to your eye doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Fairly well: Hopefully the remaining eye is normal. They cannot see true stereo vision and there is a limit of the field of vision towards the blind side. But otherwise, a normal, single eye will all full function for most activities and you probably have come into contact with those with only one eye and never new it from their visual function. ...Read more
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
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