My 8 week old baby is starting to develop a swollen lower right eye-lid. It is starting to look like a black eye. The opthamologist thinks it is a developmental cyst, and told us just to keep an eye on it. Today, it is starting to cause her eye to close slightly. My wife is in tears. Anyone have an opinion on what is going on here, what the options are for a 2 month old, and also, what will make us not freak out.
The pediatrician says my two-week-old baby has a potential eye infection-- her left eye isn't draining properly yet. The pediatrician prescribed erythromycin ointment. Coincidentally, about three weeks ago, our cat was prescribed erythromycin for her eye infection, which is now long cleared. I still have about four-fifths of a tube. Is there any reason that I shouldn't use the cat's ointment on the baby? It seems like a waste to open another tube of the stuff.
Can I have a second LASIK surgery? [more inside]
Allergy Brainstorm Time: What could I possibly have an allergic reaction to in my EYE in Italy, Austria and Japan? [more inside]
Eye Problem Filter: My mother (age 62) woke up today with blurred vision in one eye. Over the next couple hours it changed to double vision (in one eye, not in both) and now it's getting better but still a little blurry. She has no other health problems. What's wrong? [more inside]
Why is blue eyeshadow so common? [more inside]
Glaucoma Filter. Have you had a laser iridotomy? How common are any side effects, really? [more inside]
When I open only my right eye things are tinted red. When I open only my left eye they are tinted blue. Is this normal? [more inside]
I'm looking to hear from people who have both astigmatism and myopia and have successfully transitioned to contact lenses. Also, if your eye doc is in Manhattan, can I have his/her number? [more inside]
I'm having problems being unable to cry and produce tears, and it's really getting annoying. Help me turn on the water. [more inside]
Sudden eye problem filter: Of course YNMD, and if the problem exacerbates, I'll be off to the Urgent Care Center. But a funny thing happened on my way to Dreamland... [more inside]
My right eye feels tired all the time. Why? [more inside]
Is there an ophthalmologist in the house? School me on central retinal vein occlusion. [more inside]
LASIK: Considering eye surgery, have new questions for those who've had it. I'd like to hear from people who know what they're talking about. [more inside]
New LCD Projector: Feeling significant eye strain, what can I do? [more inside]
Please help me describe (diagnose?) my vision problem for the next ophthalmologist I see... [more inside]
My eye is alive! My left eye won't stop twitching, specifically the area nearest my temple. I wouldn't post asking how to "cure" this, but it's been twitching for months! I tried massaging the area... help me kill this!
Did my optometrist give me semi-superhero vision? [more inside]
If it's not eye strain then what is it? [more inside]
In medical shows like House or E.R., the doctor will often shine a flashlight in to the eye of a comatose patient, but the pupil doesn't constrict. How do they do this special effect? [more inside]
My left eye hurts. Is it serious, or nothing to worry about? [more inside]
What's up with my eye? [more inside]
My cat loves to smell my eye. [more inside]
Can you recommend movies which implements camera work which focuses on and then expands / zooms-in on a person's iris? [more inside]
What are those things called that optometrists use to determine your prescription, and how do they work? (The ones where they say, "Which looks better, this... or this?")
So, I'm pretty sure that I'm on the tail end of what fits the definition of a migraine. It hurts a lot less than it did. What do I say when I call the doctor's office? [more inside]
What are these tiny bumps that form on the edge of my eyelid? [more inside]
HELP MY EYE!!!! I hope that got your attention, because I have a long explanation about my LEFT EYE.....It has a serious problem where it is constantly closing and it is basically half the size of my right eye. I have no idea what it is and need any information that there is out there. Sorry it's so long :( [more inside]
I'm looking for a recommendation for an eye doctor/ contact lens specialist in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area. I wear gas-permeable lenses and need a new prescription and lenses. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!
What's it like to get a needle in the eyeball? [more inside]
Eye contact, smiling and how to be more approachable? [more inside]
I woke up today with a slightly sore eyelid, then during a hot shower, the area above my eye swelled to a point my eye is halfway shut. What's going on? [more inside]
During a pre-screening for LASIK, I was told the shape of my corneas was too steep, and they recommended ASA (Advanced Surface Ablation) instead. Has anybody had this done? Any recommendations for eye surgeons in Austin? What should I know, given that I don't know anybody who's done this?
Do reading glasses make you become more farsighted? [more inside]
Balls of bright light, one or two, appear as if zipping through the top right corner of my right eye. First, I thought it was the headlight of a car that sneaked into my room through the curtains. But no, it happened again, this time in broad daylight. What is it? [more inside]
Does freezing adversely effect soft contact lenses? [more inside]
Help me and my twitchy eye. Why won't my eye spasm go away? What can be done about it and why is it worse when I am working out? [more inside]
Please help me find an ophthalmologist in London. [more inside]
I'm looking for the perfect moisture-proof, quick-warming electric heating pad for my eyelids. [more inside]
I once heard that newspapers (and/or magazines) before publishing pictures of people who recently passed, would color in the highlight on their pupils. Is this a myth or a truth?
My eyelid is swelling up but I don't know if it's a Stye or a Chalazion. [more inside]
How do I remove a contact lens that has stuck under my eyelid? [more inside]
Find me a good, thin eye mask for sleeping that would allow me to sleep on my stomach comfortably. [more inside]
Cat health filter: strategies for coping with a cat with a recurring herpes based eye infection? [more inside]
GPC (Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis) - have it? Know much about it? Tell me. [more inside]
Let's say I find a shiny spherical object and under point lighting, I move it very close to my eye. I then focus on the bright spot, but focus at a distance of 1-2 feet until the patterns are in focus. At this point, it looks like a bad microscope. Am I looking at part of my own eye? Is this a documented phenomenon I could read about?
What's the origin of the phrase "out like Lottie's eye"? [more inside]
What is the proper etiquette for asking someone about their lazy eye? [more inside]