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Really puffy prominent eye bags. Should i be worried?

Really puffy prominent eye bags. Should i be worried?

Eye bags: Puffy eye bags often improve using cool compresses, artificial tears, getting adequate sleep, and controlling allergies. If no improvement, try serum skin tightening, laser skin treatments, or surgical excision. ...Read more

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Why are my eyes constantly bloodshot?

Why are my eyes constantly bloodshot?

Multiple causes: In your age group in order of frequency the cause of constant red eyes are: 1. Dry eyes or tear insufficiency. 2. Blepharitis. 3. Allergic atopic conjunctivitis. Rarely alcohol or drug abuse. See your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Why are my eyes turning brown? Should i be worried?

Why are my eyes turning brown? Should i be worried?

Eye pigmentation?: If you are referring to pigmentation of the white of the eye (conjunctiva or sclera), this is common with aging especially in people with more pigmentation in general (asian, african, etc.) often the white of the eye will take on a "muddy" appearance. Sometimes this is worse with environmental exposure. In caucasians, a new pigmented spot on the eye could be pre-cancerous, so get it checked. ...Read more

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Why are clear eyes eye drops making my eyes red?

Why are clear eyes eye drops making my eyes red?

Rebound dilation: This is a problem called rebound dilation. Clear eyes and visine contain drugs which constrict the blood vessels in the eye making the eye appear white. This works well if used once in a while. If used chronically, the blood vessels stop responding and stay dilated due to lack of oxygen. This results in redness. Stop using the drops and see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Why are my eye lids getting swolen?

Why are my eye lids getting swolen?

many possible: Causes including allergy, foreign body, chalazion, infection, thyroid-related. Get checked in person to get an accurate diagnosis! ...Read more

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What causes eye redness, my eye opthalmologist said it is fine but my eyes are still red?

What causes eye redness, my eye opthalmologist said it is fine but my eyes are still red?

Many things: Redness is a marker of inflammation. The inflammation can be due to infection, allergy, dryness and a number of other things. If it persists, go back to your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is my daughter's eye foggy, squinted, bloodshot, and swollen?

Why is my daughter's eye foggy, squinted, bloodshot, and swollen?

Need exam: This is not normal. It could be injury, infection, inflammatory condition or one of many possible causes. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Why are my eyes always bloodshot?

Why are my eyes always bloodshot?

Several causes: Dry eyes are the leading cause of "bloodshot" eyes. Allergies, excessive hours spent at the computer, and contact lens over-wear are also major contributors. Another possibility is a pterygium or pingueculum, a growth on the white of the eye caused by sun exposure. There are several other possible causes, many of which can be easily treated. See an eye doctor for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My 3yr old came home from daycare with very red eyes. No discharge in his eyes. Should I be worried about pink eye?

My 3yr old came home from daycare with very red eyes. No discharge in his eyes. Should I be worried about pink eye?

Yes: "pinkeye", or conjunctivitis, is a very common problem in daycare centers and school. It is often highly contagious, and spreads by touching. There does not have to be discharge for this to be conjunctivitis. Many case are viral, and self limited (go away by themselves) but an exam with a doctor, pediatrician or ophthalmologist, is advised to confirm the diagnosis and see if treatment is required. ...Read more

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I get double/crossed vision when my eyes are relaxed. Should I be worried?

I get double/crossed vision when my eyes are relaxed. Should I be worried?

No: When tired, fusion is sometimes lost. Or you could have an intermittent exotropia or convergence insufficiency. If one eye is weak, sensory exo/esotropia is possible. ...Read more

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My eyes are blurry. What should I do?

My eyes are blurry. What should I do?

Exam: Blurry vision is common and needs to be treated recommended examination will allow you to see better with correction. ...Read more

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My eyes are constantly bloodshot. Is this normal?

My eyes are constantly bloodshot. Is this normal?

No: Bloodshot eyes are caused by many issues which cause dilation of existing vessels and an increase in vessels over time. You should see an eye doctor to treat the underlying cause. ...Read more

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My son's left eye's pupil is bigger, should I be worried?

My son's left eye's pupil is bigger, should I be worried?

Probably not : In the absence of a head injury, a small difference can be normal, but evaluation by an ophthalmologist should be done to be sure. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about blue rings around eyes?

Should i be concerned about blue rings around eyes?

Usually normal: Variant. If there is no pain, redness or blurred vision then rest assured. If the blue ring is getting bigger it could be thinning of the sclera. Take a baseline picture for comparison over time. ...Read more

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Why are my eye lids so dark?

Why are my eye lids so dark?

Dark Eyelids: Other causes of dark circles include: allergic conditions such as hay fever or eczema. The associated itchiness often leads to eye rubbing, resulting in what is sometimes called an "allergic shiner." dehydration. Fatigue. Fluid retention, often caused by smoking; a salt-rich diet; conditions affecting the heart, thyroid, kidney, and liver; or medications that cause blood-vessel dilation. ...Read more

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Why are my baby's eyes always closed or squinting?

Squinting : It is important to give your baby's age, squinting can be normal in the early few month of life but you can chech with your pediatrician to make sure your baby's eyes are ok or not & if he needs to see an ophthalmologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have allergies but not prone to red eyes, my eyes have turned veiny yesterday, i bought allergy eyrdrops. Now theyre worse, veins arent goin away, n yellow underneath eyes? Should i be worrird

I have allergies but not prone to red eyes, my eyes have turned veiny yesterday, i bought allergy eyrdrops. Now theyre worse, veins arent goin away, n yellow underneath eyes? Should i be worrird

Get it checked out. : You should definitely get an ophthalmologist to check it out. If it appears salmon color or blood vessel that are dilated it may require evaluation and biopsy for diagnosis. ...Read more