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Will I be able to lead a normal life with only one eye?

Will I be able to lead a normal life with only one eye?

Yes: I have many patients in my practice that lead totally normal lives using only one eye. If you have lost your vision recently, you probably feel very off balance, and activities requiring intensive rapid eye use like driving will be difficult. But the brain is a remarkably adaptive organ... In no time, using only one eye will feel normal to you. Wear safety glasses when doing risky work though! ...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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Is it normal to get darker vision in one eye?

Is it normal to get darker vision in one eye?

No: You may have an early cataract of problems with your optic nerve, bleeding inside your eye, etc you need to seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Is it normal for one eye to be bigger than the other?

Is it normal for one eye to be bigger than the other?

NO: You are probably referring to the pupil of the eye. They should be symmetrical and react normally to light and accommodation. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have one eye higher and bigger than the other?

Is it normal to have one eye higher and bigger than the other?

Maybe: Facial asymmetry which can give the appearace you describe is common. If this is new, then please see an ophthalmologist to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have one part of your eye be a different color?

Is it normal to have one part of your eye be a different color?

Maybe: It is possible to have pigment variations in the iris that are benign. An ophthalmologist can determine if this the situation in your particular case. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's normal for one eye to not be able to see as good as the other?

Please advise if it's normal for one eye to not be able to see as good as the other?

Asymmetry: Vision quite commonly is different between the eyes without corrective measures to make it symmetric. This becomes quite obvious when reviewing your eyeglass prescription. Just to be safe, if you R stating that your vision in 1 eye is newly changed from the other, then certainly an examination to rule-out problems is important. There are diagnoses that each eye may have that result in diff. visi ...Read more

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One eye feels like it is open more than the other but it looks normal. What is this?

One eye feels like it is open more than the other but it looks normal. What is this?

Lid retraction: The most common cause for this is an overacting thyroid gland. Blood tests can resolve this diagnosis quickly. ...Read more