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What the hell is this thing on my eyelid?

Seriously, what the hell is this thing on my eyelid? (Not gross, not disturbing, boring looking eyelid bump shown.) [more inside]
posted by DirtyOldTown on Dec 22, 2014 - 13 answers

My eye! My eye!

I had an eye exam by an optometrist at a boutique (non-chain) eye glass shop. This store is known for it's unique selection, and I selected an Oakley frame - with lenses ground by Oakley, and an everyday pair with the lenses ground by their usual lab. Unfortunately, my vision is a little bluury in my left eye with both pairs of glasses, and I feel nauseated when I wear them. I've only been able to wear either pair for a max of 20 minutes before I have to remove them due to the nausea and unsettled feeling. [more inside]
posted by raising_arizona on Oct 17, 2014 - 8 answers

Eye Bag to Differ

Im a mid-30s guy and I am extremely self conscious about my under eye bags. I started noticing it a couple of years ago and I thought it was due to diet or smoking or lack of sleep. Since, I have stopped smoking, I work out regularly and I have improved my sleep pattern (still not great, but a lot better). The eye bags in question are not black or red, but rather they are swollen...like I look like I am hungover all the time. Beyond the way it looks, I can feel the pressure under my eyes and it makes me think I am tired. Anyone else experience this or thoughts on how to improve?
posted by frednorton on Sep 22, 2014 - 27 answers

Tear duct in overdrive

I have a problem with my tear duct in one eye becoming intermittently blocked, and it's a huge pain in the...eye. This has been going on for about a year, and seems to flare up once or twice a month for 4-5 days at a time. I have seen an ophthalmologist - the first time he opened up the duct with a tool (not fun) and gave me some eyedrops. At the follow-up visit he cleared me and said to massage the side of my nose in the shower to prevent recurrences. He also indicated my next step would be surgery, which I'd super duper love to avoid. [more inside]
posted by tryniti on Aug 25, 2014 - 8 answers

LASIK procedure questions (some Seattle area specific)

I'm looking to get Lasik surgery. I have a few questions. [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on Aug 5, 2014 - 10 answers

Cherry Eye in a puppy: Remedies? Cost for surgery?

We are curious if anyone has had luck with alternatives to surgery for Cherry Eye in a puppy (he's a maltese, shi tzu mix)? or if no, what we should expect to spend on surgery for the little guy? [more inside]
posted by specialk420 on Jul 8, 2014 - 4 answers

What am I seeing?

Holding a mug close to my face, there is an interesting effect. It's not like other things and I can't duplicate it with other objects. [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Jul 3, 2014 - 5 answers

Eye contact :(

I have this weird eye contact problem that has plagued me since I can remember. I find all eye contact in general to be really unpleasantly intimate and intense, but several times a day when I'm talking to someone (both familiar people and strangers), I have a moment of frisson where it feels like I'm boring into their eyes with my own. The freaky part is that every single time I have this experience, it throws the person off--they stammer, look away, close their eyes for longer than just a blink, lose their train of thought, etc. As far as I know, I'm not changing anything about my facial expression--this is all happening somehow within the eye contact realm. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 30, 2014 - 20 answers

What was this occular disturbance I experienced?

Last night I experienced a strange optical disturbance/illusion/vision problem. What's that all about, and should I be concerned? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 31, 2014 - 13 answers

How do I find a better optometrist and get a better eye exam?

I don't really trust that I'm getting a good eye exam from my optometrist (chain store) and felt the same about the previous two (local practice and another chain store.) Given that I'm not a doctor myself, how do I find/get a better eye exam or gain a reasonable confidence I'm getting a good exam in my current situation?
posted by michaelh on Jan 2, 2014 - 22 answers

How do ceramic infared heat bulbs work and are they safe to stare at?

I have a 150 watt ceramic infrared heat bulb similar to this one http://www.amazon.com/Zoo-Med-ReptiCare-Ceramic-Infrared/dp/B0002AQCPK that I use next to my desk to help keep me warm. It produces no visible light, only heat. Sometimes I have the urge to stare at it, can it hurt my eyes from the infrared radiation, similar to how looking at a regular light bulb can hurt your eyes? I am also interested in how these bulbs work, and the type of infrared radiation they give off if someone can explain it to me.
posted by john123357 on Dec 17, 2013 - 16 answers

How can I fix my scaly dragon eye?

I have eczema on my eyelid, and have been advised by my GP not to use the prescribed steroid/antibiotic cream for more than a week. What should I be using now to help it heal, and keep the rest of my face happy? Are there any brands/ingredients I should steer clear of? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Nov 27, 2013 - 22 answers

What can I expect while taking oral steroids?

I just had a complicated detached retina repaired. Now my eye doctor has prescribed oral steroids (prednisolone). I don't know how long the overall course is planned to be but I'm tapering down from 60mg/day to 7.5 mg/day over about 8 or 9 weeks, when I see the doctor again. I'm freaking out about side effects and withdrawal. Please tell me your personal experiences with oral steroids and suggest what I should do (without giving me medical advice). Thanks
posted by mgrrl on Oct 31, 2013 - 28 answers

How to prevent vision deterioration from excessive computer use

I use the computer for 16-18 hours a day becasue I have a online business and I have noticed my vision worsening since doing this. I really don't want glasses and have seen a eye doctor who said I don't absolutely need glasses my vision is 20/25 I think he said. I used to have better vision before I spent so much time on the computer. I'm wondering if there any any "techniques" used by OSHA or anything to prevent eyestrain or vision deterioration from excessive computer use .
posted by john123357 on Sep 30, 2013 - 19 answers

Cat with red pupils

We've just noticed one of our kitties (22 days old) has red eyes. His pupils, to be precise, are red. Should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by jgwong on Sep 10, 2013 - 9 answers

Help me not be perpetually awkward

I have a thing about eating with people. Specifically, one-on-one meals where we're sitting across from each other the whole time. I already find eating in public kind of weird, but then having to make eye contact and talk while doing it compounds the problem and makes me squirmingly awkward, even with close friends. Is there anything I can do to shake this weird anxiety? [more inside]
posted by cucumber patch on Aug 7, 2013 - 17 answers

Why is eye contact so scary to me?

I've recently realized that I rarely make eye contact with people, so I've been trying to get better by consciously remembering to do it in conversation. But, why is it when I do make eye contact with people, it's terrifying? [more inside]
posted by averageamateur on Jul 15, 2013 - 22 answers

Look only in my good eye...

So I have retinal vein occlusion in my right eye and I have seen the previous question here. My problem is that I have been to an optometrist, an ophthalmologist and my primary dr. Everything seems good. [more inside]
posted by lasamana on May 15, 2013 - 4 answers

Why does my vision blank out when I'm relaxed?

Sometimes when I'm relaxed, for instance sitting at my computer, I start to lose vision in my left eye. It usually takes the form of a dark "C" or donut around my central vision (e.g. I can see through it to a single word but it covers up most of the web page). If I blink or even move my eye in the slightest, it goes away, returning in a few seconds if I am still relaxed. [more inside]
posted by RobotVoodooPower on Apr 26, 2013 - 9 answers

Why do metal shavings stick to the eye?

My understanding is that things like sand or sawdust wash out of the eye easily but things like metal shavings especially steel shavings tend to stick to the eye and wont wash out. Why is this?
posted by john123357 on Apr 21, 2013 - 7 answers

I feel like a bonafide cyclops.

My eye is giving me troubles. What's going on here? [more inside]
posted by youandiandaflame on Apr 1, 2013 - 7 answers

Eye troubles -- should I worry? and what to do?

For the past two weeks, I've had a big noticeable distracting "floater" right in the middle of my field of vision in my dominant eye. Since it first showed up, it hasn't moved, grown, shrunk or done anything else exciting. But it's driving me batshit — it's distracting as hell when I try to read, for instance — and I'm vaguely worried it might be a symptom of something nasty. What should I do? Is there anything I can do?
posted by Now there are two. There are two _______. on Feb 25, 2013 - 30 answers

LASIK vs. PRK Anecdotes?

I have all the details set, but I'm looking for personal stories about laser eye correction, particularly LASIK and PRK. [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Feb 21, 2013 - 19 answers

should my eyes water when I poop

My eyes water when I poop. Is this normal? [more inside]
posted by TheJoven on Nov 23, 2012 - 8 answers

Should my friend go to the hospital? Symptoms inside...

YANMFD... I have a friend who, on Thursday, experienced sharp pains in his left side--he described the location as, "About an inch inside, directly aligned with my underarm". He felt it about 15 times over the course of the day and said it was "sharp and sudden" and caused him to wince and bend over. The next day, he woke up and there was blood in his right eye--not bloodshot, but blood, like a pool. It went away over the course of the day. He insists these things are not related and won't go to the doctor. As a result, I'm worried. Could these things be connected and what could they be? He's 44. [more inside]
posted by dobbs on Nov 10, 2012 - 19 answers

What does it feel like to see clearly with both eyes? Is it worth it?

25 years later, what can I do with my once cataract plagued eye? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Jul 23, 2012 - 4 answers

Are your eyes so tough you animal are your eyes very tough

Which animal has the hardest eyes? I was thinking about how eyes are pretty soft and it might be advantageous for a creature to have "natural goggles" protecting its squishy eyes. Which animal's eyes have the toughest coating? (I do not care to hear about the protective qualities of retractable eyeLIDs, only the surface which can not be retracted, and which must be seen through.)
posted by Greg Nog on Jul 20, 2012 - 12 answers

What's it like to have two eyes? In other words, can someone give an explanation or offer a resource that could help me see (pardon the pun) what it's like to have stereoscopic vision?

What's it like to have two eyes? In other words, can someone give an explanation or offer a resource that could help me see (pardon the pun) what it's like to have stereoscopic vision? [more inside]
posted by RapcityinBlue on Jul 16, 2012 - 29 answers

Flashes of light swimming in front of eyes, not retinal detachment or migraine

What could be causing flashes of light in front of my eyes when I look out of the extreme corners of my eyes? Retinal detachment or migraine precursor has been ruled out. [more inside]
posted by Revie1 on Jul 8, 2012 - 9 answers

Big E! I think. And then it gets blurry.

Question about the eye exam necessary to get a Pennsylvania drivers license. [more inside]
posted by Diskeater on Apr 18, 2012 - 6 answers

Can you tell me about lasik in Philadelphia?

Have you had laser eye surgery in Philadelphia? Can you tell me your overall experiences? Can anyone tell me the approximate costs for the surgery and the normal year's worth of check-ups required, and can you recommend a provider in this area? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Apr 10, 2012 - 2 answers

This lid is a stye!

Please recommend OTC products/at-home treatments and preventive measures for recurring eye styes and eyelid issues. Gross details within! [more inside]
posted by pupstocks on Apr 10, 2012 - 17 answers

Do comfortable contact lenses exist?

What are the most comfortable soft, disposable contact lenses out there? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Mar 28, 2012 - 26 answers

Keep Your Eye On The Ball

What are the best squash/racquetball goggles/glasses on the market? [more inside]
posted by Brian Lux on Jan 30, 2012 - 1 answer

What can I do to keep my mind off of the pain after my lasek surgery?

What can I do to keep my mind off of the pain after my lasek surgery? [more inside]
posted by icollectpurses on Jan 23, 2012 - 21 answers

menu bar mystery

What does this Eye of Horus in my mac menu bar do? (more inside) [more inside]
posted by alteredcarbon on Dec 16, 2011 - 25 answers

Is this a cat emergency?

Yesterday or the day before I noticed one of my cats was squinting a little in one eye. Then she started producing thick yellow goop. This morning there was a lot more thick yellow goop. This evening I noticed the nictating membrane of that eye is a little pinker and more swollen than the other one. She is having no trouble breathing and her appetite, thirst, and energy are normal. I don't have a lot of money. How urgent is this situation? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Dec 2, 2011 - 19 answers

What procedure will kill my eye vein?

I went to a ENT/facial surgeon recently for something unrelated, and I asked the doctor, who also does facial plastic surgery, what I could do about a large vein I have under my right eye. He had me speak with a woman in the office, and she told me, after looking at my vein(s), about a procedure for veins like mine (not spider veins) wherein they inject saline into the vein and then it goes away. What procedure is that? How much does it cost? Do you have a recommendation for a place in Philadelphia, PA? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Nov 11, 2011 - 12 answers

Eyestrain headache

I keep getting headaches from looking at computer screens. [more inside]
posted by lewedswiver on Nov 5, 2011 - 22 answers

Cat Eye

I'm in love with my cat. Quick question for cat owners about her eye. [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Oct 2, 2011 - 17 answers

Looking for a specific hook and eye clasp

Where can I find a hook and eye clasp to make a leather bracelet like this? [more inside]
posted by poq on Aug 11, 2011 - 6 answers

My optometrist is easy on the eyes. Crap.

My eye doctor brings in a new second doctor every once in a while, I guess to handle most of the menial check-ups. To my frustration, I have a crush on this current one. I'm due to visit the office one last time in a week or two. What then? YANMD, at least, I hope not. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2011 - 8 answers

Help Save My Friend's Eye...

A friend of mine gradually lost sight of his right eye. He can no longer move it and doctors won't give him answers. Has anybody heard of this? [more inside]
posted by Zeker on Jul 23, 2011 - 6 answers

What is this weird lump under my eye?

What is this weird lump under my eye? [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Jul 7, 2011 - 15 answers

Tell me about contact lenses

Should I try contact lenses again? What brand/style? [more inside]
posted by Lulu's Pink Converse on Jun 16, 2011 - 24 answers

Looking for ideas for Thyroid Eye Disease

Anyone out there with Thyroid Eye Disease? What has worked for you? [more inside]
posted by artistic verisimilitude on May 30, 2011 - 4 answers

Creative Color

Are tetrachromats more prevalent and successful in the fashion industry and art world? Are there groups of trichromats who are overrepresented in artistic endeavors on the whole? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Apr 21, 2011 - 7 answers

How to be a PI?

How do I become a white collar Private Eye? [more inside]
posted by Snackpants on Mar 21, 2011 - 19 answers

How much pain after cornea surgery?

I am scheduled for a superficial keratectomy mid-March. What can I expect as far as pain after the procedure as well any insight anyone can give me regarding going through the actual procedure. [more inside]
posted by bodgy on Feb 25, 2011 - 4 answers

creepy eye

My boyfriend burst a blood vessel in his eye while doing an inverted weightlifting exercise today. Is this something to worry about? [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! on Feb 24, 2011 - 14 answers

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