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  • 2 months ago

    General confusion about Eye Pressure and Glaucoma

    About a year ago, my opthalmologist diagnosed me with high intraocular pressure, with no optic nerve damage. I was put on a couple of daily drops which have kept my pressure in the normal range. The literature for these drops says they treat glaucoma. So, my question is, if I have no vision loss or nerve damage, and only high pressure, do I have glaucoma, or do I just have a condition that could potentially lead to glaucoma? Thank you.
  • 3 months ago

    Small floater bubbles in eyesight

    I’m presently travelling in Tanzania. This morning I noticed a flash and later a floater in my eye. I was at the airport and as I walked out to the plane it looked like there were lots of little bubbles in the sky. It’s only in my left eye. Should I be concerned immediately or see how things go for a few days. I’m not sure if I should be alarmed. It seems I’ve had a new floater each October and it doesn’t seem to amount to anything but I’ve never had the bubbles before. I do not notice any deterioration....
  • pain and blurry vision in one eye

    Hello. Recently my vision has gotten blurry suddenly in my left eye and the back of my eye hurts. Also I have a headache on the left side above my eye. I’m not sure what specifically could be wrong.
  • 3 months ago

    My vision is worse after cataract surgery

    I hope the community can help me here… I am a 49 year old male that just underwent cataract surgery for both eyes 2 months ago, and now am currently experiencing worse vision than before my cataract surgeries (I was 20/40 pre-op in both eyes and am worse than 20/60 in both eyes now. My history is as follows: Had Lasik (and a touch up a month later) 20 years ago and unfortunately was not able to get these records from that doctor since my records were long since destroyed. Currently posterior chamber....
  • 3 months ago

    Squint, cross diplopia after cataract surgery in left eye

    My father developed a convergence and double vision issue after cataract surgery in his left eye. Surgery in the right eye had not caused any such problem. From the past consultations with different eye specialists here, it appears that my father's left eye had a latent issue, which was not identified before the cataract surgery. As a result, the issue came to fore after the surgery and increased over time. So far, my father has had botox injections in both eyes. He has also been advised convergence....
  • 3 months ago

    Problems with eye sight from Low Blood Pressure?

    I’m 4 month post op for a VSG and have low BP since before the surgery. I was told that it is common post surgery to develop low BP which has been the case. I have had increased bouts of dizziness, light headedness and changes in my vision. Including silver flashes across both eyes, blind spots and also fuzziness in the peripheral vision of my right eye coupled with a headache. I am also getting numbness in my right thumb and forefinger. Has anyone experienced this or have any idea what it might....
  • 3 months ago

    Eye issue

    So about 6-7 months back when I was pregnant, I got what appeared to be 2 tiny white heads right underneath the water line on my eyelid. My son accidently scratched one off, however the other remaining one hasn’t done much or hurt. However as of last night it swelled pretty badly and now one portion of my eyelid has a red swollen lump. I’m not sure it’s a stye as I’ve had the originating “white head” for a couple months. Any suggestions??
  • 3 months ago

    Eye poked tree branch

    Walking my dog after dark i was looking ahead and ran into a tree branch that put me on my knees. Close examination looks like branch poked through eyelid and scratched or puntured the eye. Research says most ER visit for eyes are unessary. What to do? There's pain headache, tearing constantly, burning,scratching , blood in 2 dots on eye and maybe small tare
  • 3 months ago


    Friday night I started experiencing what looked like a flash of lightning on the outer field of vision in my left eye. Needless to say this upset me. I phoned my eye doctor who I see regularly, and he saw me immediately. He did a thorough exam and said that it is PVD and that he sees no damage, tear, or detachment of the retina, and that this is a perfectly normal common occurrence among older people. I am 65. He is going to see me again in a month, but he told me to relax, that he sees no indication....
  • 3 months ago

    Peripheral Neuralgia, 6th Nerve Palsey

    Oct. 2015 I got shingles. It got into my right eye and damaged my 5th and 6th cranial nerves resulting in 6th nerve palsey and leaving me blind in my right eye. I can see light but can't make out objects enough to know what they are. My eye is very sensitive to light and I have to wear sunglasses when I go out. I also have peripheral neuralgia. I have a lot of pain with it. It feels like shock waves. My cornea consultant had my eye sewn almost half shut. The pain usually starts in the lower middle....