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Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by drsteroid(m): 1:12am On Sep 14, 2014
I am an Eye doctor, I discovered through clinical experience that most Patients don't really know about some basic things and problems affecting the eyesn and these has led to simple eye problems being seen as complicated and frightening to most patients and they don't really know how to go about it. There are some eye problems that are hereditary,which requires normal routine eye examinations but due to ignorance most patients tend to lose their sight to eye problems that could have been prevented. I want to use this opportunity to enlighten us and provide solutions to problems affecting the eyes,in line with WHO Vision 2020-Right to sight for all, so all questions concerning the eyes are welcomed

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Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by Prodigee: 1:49am On Sep 14, 2014
Abeg hw I fit make ma eye whiter?...it's quite red! Wetin I fit apply or take to achieve whiter eye?

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Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by drake2(m): 2:03am On Sep 14, 2014
Solutions for teary and sometimes itchy eyes abeg.

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Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by heavenmade(m): 2:17am On Sep 14, 2014
What could cause a lump in the lower eyelid?

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Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by TRADELYN: 6:03am On Sep 14, 2014
Dear drsteroid,

I commend you for this!

1. Please what makes one part of the eyes (left one) red?
2. For those who use laptop for work on a daily basis, what is the best way to avoid any form of negative impacts on the eyes?
3. What are the useful tips to make and keep the eyes healthy?

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Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by drsteroid(m): 6:50am On Sep 14, 2014
Prodigee: Abeg hw I fit make ma eye whiter...it's quite red? Wetin I fit apply or take to achieve whiter eye?
if the cause is physiological I.e that is the real colour of your eyes,little or nothing can really be done to dat,but if pathological I.e as a result of diseases,there are drugs like mast cell stabilizers or antihistamines drugs and also decongestant drugs..u can send me an e mail in other 2 explain yourself better and prescribe a particular drug to you

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Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by drsteroid(m): 6:55am On Sep 14, 2014
Prodigee: Abeg hw I fit make ma eye whiter...it's quite red? Wetin I fit apply or take to achieve whiter eye?
if the cause of the redness is physiological I.e there is no pathological cause to it,then little or nothing can be done to it,but if pathological,then there are drugs that can really take care of the redness..please kindly tell me if it comes with eye discharge or other signs and symptoms.u can send me an e mail so that you can explain better and the appropriate drugs prescribed. Thank u Sir

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Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by drsteroid(m): 7:00am On Sep 14, 2014
drake2: Solutions for teary and sometimes itchy eyes abeg.
tearing and itching are mainly caused by allergens,so drugs like mast cell stabilizers and antihistamnies will really take care of that..however,there may be other causes like refractive error,a proper case history is really needed in other to make a good diagnosis,so you can tell me more about what you think might have caused it,when you usually experience it and other symptoms, that comes with it.
Thank you

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Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by drsteroid(m): 7:03am On Sep 14, 2014
heavenmade: What could cause a lump in the lower eyelid?
please I need a proper and detailed information about the kind of lump.does it comes with pain or its painless,affects your vision,increasing in size,or any e.t.c;so that a I won't be misdiagnosing it.Thank you

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Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by drsteroid(m): 7:26am On Sep 14, 2014
TRADELYN: Dear drsteroid,

I commend you for this!

1. Please what makes one part of the eyes (left one) red?
2. For those who use laptop for work on a daily basis, what is the best way to avoid any form of negative impacts on the eyes?
3. What are the useful tips to make and keep the eyes healthy?
episcleritis is one of the major causes of redness in one eye,please try explain more if it comes with pain and discharge. For people who uses computers a lot,there are special lenses wchich can be worn by them in other to protect their eyes from the rays from systems which has adverse effect on the eyes..these lenses are called anti reflection coated lenses and are incoporated into the patients former prescriptions if any,it helps to reduce the amount of these rays getting into the eyes wchich can cause a particular kind of cataract called UV radiated Cataract,and this can lead to progressive loss of Vision,which can be reversed by Surgery.So its better to use these lenses,as this gives maximum protection to the eyes. In other to keep our eyes healthy,firstly,we must always observe personal hygiene,make sure we inculcate the habit of washing our eyes with clean water whenever we feels any foreign body in our eyes. Also,before going to bed everyday we must make sure we wash our eyes with clean luke warm water as this will always help to remove debris and other foreign bodies which were trapped in the eyes during the hustling and bustling of the day..we must make sure we eat enough vegetable foods and also eating of fruits daily is very good for the eyes..Lastly,we must always try to avoid things that will cause trauma or injury to the eyes..for more information,you can send me an e mail..Thank you

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Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by house37: 7:27am On Sep 14, 2014
@drsteroid pls are u an optometrist or ophthalmologist

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Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by drsteroid(m): 8:27am On Sep 14, 2014
house37: @drsteroid pls are u an optometrist or ophthalmologist
am an optometrist

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Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by heavenmade(m): 9:06am On Sep 14, 2014
drsteroid: please I need a proper and detailed information about the kind of lump.does it comes with pain or its painless,affects your vision,increasing in size,or any e.t.c;so that a I won't be misdiagnosing it.Thank you
doesn't increase in size,painless,and doesn't affect my vision. I feel like it s pressing on my eyeball at times though

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Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by drsteroid(m): 9:16am On Sep 14, 2014
heavenmade: doesn't increase in size,painless,and doesn't affect my vision. I feel like it s pressing on my eyeball at times though
kk...Its likely to be a benign tumor or Chalazion,it is really not a problem but it lacks cosmetic appeal, since it presses on your eyeball,it can lead to astigmatism in that eye.a minor surgery can be done to remove that.Thank you

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Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by drake2(m): 10:22am On Sep 14, 2014
drsteroid: tearing and itching are mainly caused by allergens,so drugs like mast cell stabilizers and antihistamnies will really take care of that..however,there may be other causes like refractive error,a proper case history is really needed in other to make a good diagnosis,so you can tell me more about what you think causes it,when you usually experience and other problems,if any that comes with it. Thank you

Many thanks for ur response. Well, when i did my medicals during my PhD studentship registration in UI; Eye test result was d only palavar, was only able to identify correctly 3 out 10 wickedly inverted alphabets. Lol. The young Doc. told me I needed more tests and probably correctional wetin call, I no dig d idea of wearing cocoa cola bottles for my eyes. Each time I strain to read something from far, d eyes tear. Itching occurs when I enter some cities especially Lagos right from toll gate. A beg effective eye drops or tabs to manage conditions. Have been using anti bacterial drops and d rests. Thank You.
Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by heavenmade(m): 2:29pm On Sep 14, 2014
drsteroid: kk...dats a benign tumor,it is really not a problem but it lacks cosmetic appeal, since it presses on your eyeball,it can lead to astigmatism in that eye.a minor surgery can be done to remove that.Thank you
thanks
Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by drsteroid(m): 4:37pm On Sep 14, 2014
drake2:

Many thanks for ur response. Well, when i did my medicals during my PhD studentship registration in UI; Eye test result was d only palavar, was only able to identify correctly 3 out 10 wickedly inverted alphabets. Lol. The young Doc. told me I needed more tests and probably correctional wetin call, I no dig d idea of wearing cocoa cola bottles for my eyes. Each time I strain to read something from far, d eyes tear. Itching occurs when I enter some cities especially Lagos right from toll gate. A beg effective eye drops or tabs to manage conditions. Have been using anti bacterial drops and d rests. Thank You.
from what you have said now it shows that you don't need drugs to correct what's wrong with you.what you really have is refractive error,which can only be corrected by eyeglasses. Please forget your perception about glasses,and get one now because this is the main solution for now.it simply shows that light rays doesn't form on where its suppose to fall on I.e the macula,this eyeglasses will help to push the light rays to the macula and give you maximum vision.the earlier the better,cos the end result might be amblyopia I.e loss of function of an organ due to disuse,which can't be corrected by any known means. The eyeglasses will help to relieve you of the tearing and itching..you tear cos you strain your eyes to see distant objects,thereby exerting pressure on the lacrimal gland which produces tears.thank you

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Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by bafm(f): 8:30pm On Sep 14, 2014
Pls Doc,for some time nw hv being hving serious itching in my eyes,whn ℓ̊ scratch it,ℓ̊ start hving pain,ℓ̊ strain my eyes τ̅☺ see sometimes and ℓ̊ dnt see well in d sun cos of d brightness,ℓ̊ do use glasses b4 bt ℓ̊ stopped cos ℓ̊ dnt want get use τ̅☺ it,pls wat can ℓ̊ use τ̅☺ stp the itching..
Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by jauntty: 11:47pm On Sep 14, 2014
bafm: Pls Doc,for some time nw hv being hving serious itching in my eyes,whn ℓ̊ scratch it,ℓ̊ start hving pain,ℓ̊ strain my eyes τ̅☺ see sometimes and ℓ̊ dnt see well in d sun cos of d brightness,ℓ̊ do use glasses b4 bt ℓ̊ stopped cos ℓ̊ dnt want get use τ̅☺ it,pls wat can ℓ̊ use τ̅☺ stp the itching..
Good evening. Let me make my little contribution b4 the Op answer ur questions. From my experience in managing patients, your complaints are likely to be as a result of uncorrected refractive errors, like Astigmatism. Another possible cause might be 'dry eye' syndrome. The third factor could be allergens. To get a good diagnosis, let me know the following : Do u usually have discharge associated with the itching ? Were u still having the itching wen u were using the glasses ? Have u used any medication in the past for the itching ?
Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by drsteroid(m): 4:51am On Sep 15, 2014
jauntty: Good evening. Let me make my little contribution b4 the Op answer ur questions. From my experience in managing patients, your complaints are likely to be as a result of uncorrected refractive errors, like Astigmatism. Another possible cause might be 'dry eye' syndrome. The third factor could be allergens. To get a good diagnosis, let me know the following : Do u usually have discharge associated with the itching ? Were u still having the itching wen u were using the glasses ? Have u used any medication in the past for the itching ?
9c 1 @ jaunty..let me just add a little to it..from what you hav said now it shows you have refractive error,photophobla and allergic reactions..I will advise you to continue using your glasses,if its been long you got the glasses,you need to re visit an eye clinic so that you can review your refractive status again and photochromic lenses must be incorporated into your new prescription.this will help solve your eye strain,photophobia and even the allergic reaction I.e itching.Some anti allergic drugs and artificial tear can also be prescribed if you have dry eye syndrome..With these solutions,all your problems are gone..please try get your glasses as this is just what you need,and do that as soon as possible,so as to prevent amblyopia I.e loss of function of an organ due to disuse and can't really be corrected.Thank you

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Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by drsteroid(m): 4:59am On Sep 15, 2014
bafm: Pls Doc,for some time nw hv being hving serious itching in my eyes,whn ℓ̊ scratch it,ℓ̊ start hving pain,ℓ̊ strain my eyes τ̅☺ see sometimes and ℓ̊ dnt see well in d sun cos of d brightness,ℓ̊ do use glasses b4 bt ℓ̊ stopped cos ℓ̊ dnt want get use τ̅☺ it,pls wat can ℓ̊ use τ̅☺ stp the itching..
9c 1 @ jaunty..let me just add a little to it..from what you hav said now it shows you have refractive error,photophobla and allergic reactions..I will advise you to continue using your glasses,if its been long you got the glasses,you need to go to an eye clinic again in order to review your refractive status again and photochromic lenses must be incorporated into your new prescription.this will help solve ur eye strain,photophobia and even the allergic reaction I.e itching.some anti allergic drugs and artificial tear can also be prescribed in case you have dry eye..with these solutions,all your problem are gone..please try get your glasses as this is just what you need,try do that as soon as possible,so as to prevent amblyopia I.e loss of function of an organ due to disuse and can't really be corrected.Thank you

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Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by bafm(f): 7:23am On Sep 15, 2014
drsteroid: 9c 1 @ jaunty..let me just add a little to it..from what you hav said now it shows you have refractive error,photophobla and allergic reactions..I will advise you to continue using your glasses,if its been long you got the glasses,you need to go to an eye clinic again in order to review your refractive status again and photochromic lenses must be incorporated into your new prescription.this will help solve ur eye strain,photophobia and even the allergic reaction I.e itching.some anti allergic drugs and artificial tear can also be prescribed in case you have dry eye..with these solutions,all your problem are gone..please try get your glasses as this is just what you need,try do that as soon as possible,so as to prevent amblyopia I.e loss of function of an organ due to disuse and can't really be corrected.Thank you

Thxs Doc,ℓ̊'ll do dt asap..
Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by bafm(f): 7:31am On Sep 15, 2014
jauntty: Good evening. Let me make my little contribution b4 the Op answer ur questions. From my experience in managing patients, your complaints are likely to be as a result of uncorrected refractive errors, like Astigmatism. Another possible cause might be 'dry eye' syndrome. The third factor could be allergens. To get a good diagnosis, let me know the following : Do u usually have discharge associated with the itching ? Were u still having the itching wen u were using the glasses ? Have u used any medication in the past for the itching ?

there's ω̴̩̩̩̥o discharge,ℓ̊ only feel pain after scrathing it,soº°˚˚°ºooº°˚˚°ºo ℓ̊ try as much as possible not τ̅☺,ℓ̊ put eye drop n it'll stop 4some min bt will start feeling d itching again,ℓ̊'ll tk my old glass n see d eye doc asap..thxs 4ur answer..
Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by jauntty: 8:04am On Sep 15, 2014
bafm:

there's ω̴̩̩̩̥o discharge,ℓ̊ only feel pain after scrathing it,soº°˚˚°ºooº°˚˚°ºo ℓ̊ try as much as possible not τ̅☺,ℓ̊ put eye drop n it'll stop 4some min bt will start feeling d itching again,ℓ̊'ll tk my old glass n see d eye doc asap..thxs 4ur answer..
You are wlc. Just see ur Doctor and let me know the outcome.
Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by mamarika: 5:00pm On Sep 15, 2014
plsss dearr. ♍Ɣ eyes Ƌ̲яε̲̣̣̣̥ seriously aching.like the muscles arre contracting .ℓ̊ feel like there muscular contraction around the eye,heaviness Απϑ headache.plss its urgent what do ℓ̊ do atleast before seeing a doc τ̅☺ relieve myself.thanking you in anticipation.Godbless.
Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by allycat: 5:04pm On Sep 15, 2014
drsteroid: kk...dats a benign tumor,it is really not a problem but it lacks cosmetic appeal, since it presses on your eyeball,it can lead to astigmatism in that eye.a minor surgery can be done to remove that.Thank you

sorry doc it sounds more like a chalazion than a benign eye tumour.

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Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by jauntty: 5:57pm On Sep 15, 2014
mamarika: plsss dearr. ♍Ɣ eyes Ƌ̲яε̲̣̣̣̥ seriously aching.like the muscles arre contracting .ℓ̊ feel like there muscular contraction around the eye,heaviness Απϑ headache.plss its urgent what do ℓ̊ do atleast before seeing a doc τ̅☺ relieve myself.thanking you in anticipation.Godbless.
Gud evening. Is the Headache and Eyeache worst wen u read, use ur phone or do things that requires close vision ??
Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by mamarika: 6:09pm On Sep 15, 2014
Exactly God bless you.but even when am doing nothing now ℓ̊ still feel the contractions Απϑ heaviness.have tried τ̅☺ stop readin  ♍Ɣ fones.plss advice me.
jauntty: Gud evening. Is the Headache and Eyeache worst wen u read, use ur phone or do things that requires close vision ??
Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by jauntty: 6:44pm On Sep 15, 2014
mamarika: Exactly God bless you.but even when am doing nothing now ℓ̊ still feel the contractions Απϑ heaviness.have tried τ̅☺ stop readin  ♍Ɣ fones.plss advice me.
U are likely to be longsighted or having a combination of long sightedness and astigmatism. What I would advice is that u see ur eye Doctor for tests and possible refractive corrections.........Btw, if you are upto 38yrs and above, then presbyopia might also be involved.
Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by drsteroid(m): 8:15pm On Sep 15, 2014
mamarika: plsss dearr. ♍Ɣ eyes Ƌ̲яε̲̣̣̣̥ seriously aching.like the muscles arre contracting .ℓ̊ feel like there muscular contraction around the eye,heaviness Απϑ headache.plss its urgent what do ℓ̊ do atleast before seeing a doc τ̅☺ relieve myself.thanking you in anticipation.Godbless.
you need tell us your age,its really very important because from what you are saying,its really showing signs of presbyopia which tends to occur as soon as you are above 38 years old,it really involves straining of the eye muscles(ciliary muscles) in other to see tiny prints clearly,that will really help us rule out presbyopia and look elsewhere in the direction of other causes..you can really help yourself temporarily by getting pain relieving drugs in other to relieve you of the pain,but the pains will keep on repeating itself until the underlying cause is taken care of. Please try see your eye doctor as soon as possible.Thank you

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Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by mamarika: 8:27pm On Sep 15, 2014
♍Ɣ dear tanks ,am 28yrs.will try see a doc by weekend but just wondering if ℓ̊ could do anything τ̅☺ get a relief @ least before weekend as ℓ̊ may not get an off from ♍Ɣ wrk place.was tinking myself the problem was due τ̅☺ reading from ♍Ɣ fone consistently.God bless you real Good.
jauntty: U are likely to be longsighted or having a combination of long sightedness and astigmatism. What I would advice is that u see ur eye Doctor for tests and possible refractive corrections.........Btw, if you are upto 38yrs and above, then presbyopia might also be involved.
Re: Ask The Eye Doctor Any Problem Concerning The Eyes by jauntty: 8:43pm On Sep 15, 2014
mamarika: God bless you real Good.
U are Wlc. And thks to Dr. Steroid for starting this thread.

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