Patient discussion about eye

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Q. How to get rid of puffy eyes?

After partying all night, I woke up with puffy eyes. I have an important appointment today, how can I get rid of it?
A1I found a website with tricks on how to get rid of puffy eyes:
http://www.howtogetridofstuff.com/health/how-to-get-rid-of-puffy-eyes
A2Here are a few suggestions on how to get rid of puffy eyes:
-Wash face with ice cold water
-Limit sodium intake
-Drink plenty of water to clean out your system
-Place two slices of cool cucumber on the eyes for several minutes
-Moisten two tea bags in cold water, chill them in the refrigerator and place them over closed eyelids for several minutes
-Try a soothing eye cream with aloe and Vitamin E, which can be applied to the eyes

Good luck!

Q. What age does eye sight stabilizes?

I was just wondering at what age does your eye sight usually level off and stop getting worse? Any ideas much appreciated!
A1It will stabilize in a few years-age of 26-27.That is the average age people perform lasik surgery.
It is also the age the eye is fully grown.
Don't worry it will not get much worse maybe about -0,75.
Take care
A2Problems of refraction (the optics of the eye that enables us to see sharp image of the world), which are the main cause for eyesight problems in young healthy people usually stabilize around mid-20s, although the eyeball size (which cause the problems in refractoriness) may increase until age 30 (I have a friend that started wearing glasses when he was 29!).

You may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/refractiveerrors.html

Q. What Causes Dry Eyes?

I have been suffering from eye dryness lately, what causes this situation?
A1Dry eyes are often caused when the lacrimal gland does not produce sufficient tears to keep the entire conjunctiva and cornea, that are normally covered by a complete layer of tear film. This usually occurs in people who are otherwise healthy. Increased age is associated with decreased tearing. if it causes you real discomfort talk to a doctor.
A2Dry eye syndrome (DES), or simply dry eyes, is an eye disease caused by decreased tear production or increased tear film evaporation. Any abnormality of any one of the three layers of tears produces an unstable tear film, resulting in symptoms of dry eyes. hpwever, it is best to see a doctor for a professional opinion.

Q. Why is the color draining from my eyes?!

When I was little I had rich shiny cobalt blue eyes! As I grew up they faded or just started to dim in color. Being partially blind you can see in my left eye the its a really light color and creamy instead of my deep blue color... Why does my eye color dim?! I didnt think going blind had anything to do with the color of my eyes changing... Or is it something else?! Please, and thank you!
Adepends on your blindness, if it is caused by your cornea changing (corneal opacity)- it'll change your eye color to a cloudy white. it can also be caused by cataract.
are those the reason of your blindness?

Q. What can you do to make your eye sight better?

My eye sight isn’t that great. Is there anyway to improve it, like eating certain foods or drinking certain drinks?
A1There is something called the Bates Method. It is a combination of relaxation and exercises with the eyes. Depending on the problems you have with your eyes it may help. Do an internet search on Bates Method and you will get some info on it and a couple years ago I actually found a place I downloaded a description of some of the exercises.
A2There is really nothing you can do to stop changes happening as you grow.
It is genetic....
Watch all the TV you want...that makes no difference, and carrots make no difference either.
You would think people would be over that silly carrot myth my 2008.
There are no magic solutions to make your eyesight better...if there was anything that worked, why would millions be stuck with glasses and contacts.
A3Eye sight is bound to suffer as we get older, but eye health can be improved and maintained. There is some good info here:
http://www.cncahealth.com/health-notes.htm?org=cnca&ContentID=1234007

You can get many of the supplements suggested there at http://www.CNCAhealth.com and at many other sites as well.

Be well!

Q. How to treat a pink eye?

I have pink eye in my left eye. It's very uncomfortable, how can I treat it?
A1Here is a link to a website which describes a home treatment for pink eye:
http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/tc/pinkeye-home-treatment
A2You can either see a Doctor and he can prescribe some medication for it or you can treat it at home as follows:
First, prevent spreading the infection to the other eye and to other people. Pinkeye can be very contagious, so limit your contacts until you are better.
Carefully wash your hands every time you touch around your eye.
Keep your own towels, washcloths, and pillows separate from others.
Wash or change your pillowcase every day until the infection goes away.
Do not touch your infected eye with your fingers. Use tissues to wipe.
Do not wear eye makeup. Do not share eye makeup.
Do not wear your contact lenses until the infection is gone.
Put a warm compress, such as a washcloth soaked in warm water, on your eye for a few minutes, 3-4 times a day.
Do not put a patch over your eye. It may cause the infection to become worse.
Do not use eyedrops for more than a few days unless instructed by your ophthalmologist.

Q. How can I lower the damage the cumputer screen is causing my eyes?

I work with a computer for long hours every day and so far my sight is still good. Usually after many hours my eyes itch though. All my friends have already ruined their eyes this way and would really like to prevent that... Do you know how?
A1When people hardly concentrate on monitors, used to blink a little. Try to use neutral eyedops. Use only TFT monitors. Another good ways has written above :)
A2There is not really a very good way to prevent eye damage caused by long hours of using the computer, especially if it is your job. However, it is known that taking small breaks every hour helps (5 minute breaks), it eases the strain on the eyes. Also if you need glasses you should use them while using the computer, and sit at a level where you are facing directly the screen, not needing to look up.
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