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Will both irises dilate and shrink in unison if one eye has an opaque cataract but not the other?

Will both irises dilate and shrink in unison if one eye has an opaque cataract but not the other?

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

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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!

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

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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 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.?

Eyelid?: If what you are describing is in the eyelid, you may have an infected meibomian gland that has become encapsulated--a chalazion cyst. They can become inflamed intermittently and increase in size. Get an exam to determine a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can my bulging eyes due to hyperthyroidism recovered fully? Can it shrink completely? I am still 19y/o.What shld I do?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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No veuion in my one eyes?

No vision?: If just noted this not emergent, but you must see an ophthalmologist to determine the cause, the sooner the better. ...Read more

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Itch in corner of one eye?

Itch in corner of one eye?

Itch in eye: There can be several reasons for itchy eye. Most commonly it could be because of allergy. Some times the itching in one eye may because of a misdirected eyelash or a foreign body or may be a begins of an infection. ...Read more

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Loss of eye sight in one eye?

Loss of eye sight in one eye?

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

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My one eye small and one big?

My one eye small and one big?

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

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Can people with one eye drive?

Can people with one eye drive?

Yes: Yes, but state law dictates the exact restrictions for people with vision problems. ...Read more

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Exercise when one eye is small?

Exercise when one eye is small?

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

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How can people with one eye see?

How can people with one eye see?

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

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My one eye small and other normal?

My one eye small and other normal?

Eyes: Many people have one eye smaller - this can be quite normal. The first thing to do is to make sure your vision is normal in both eyes. ...Read more

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Can one have blurring from dry eyes?

Can one have blurring from dry eyes?

Dry eyes: Sure, due to change in acuity and perception. ...Read more

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Prosthetic eyes. Where can I buy one?

Ocularist: Most prosthetic eyes are custom-made by ocularists. Check the yellow pages (or indian equivalent). ...Read more

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My daughter eyes shake and one turn in?

My daughter eyes shake and one turn in?

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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What can cause one to become cross-eyed?

What can cause one to become cross-eyed?

Many issues: Decreased or poor vision in one eye, past history of crossed eye with or without survery, eye trauma, neurologic disease, strokes, and many other issues can cause someone to develop crossed eyes. ...Read more

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Why is one eye blue and the other green?

Why is one eye blue and the other green?

Eye color: This is a condition called heterochromia. Usually congenital and benign. However an evaluation is needed by an ophthalmologist to confirm this. ...Read more

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One tear coming to my eye, how to stop it?

?? Drainage problem: You should see an ophthalmologist to see if the tear drainage system (lacrimal system) is functioning normally. This can be checked easily in an office setting ...Read more