This looks like a stye (chalazion) involving your left lower eyelid. It represents a clogged skin gland in the eyelid which has become inflamed.
Very warm compresses with moderate pressure for five to ten minutes several times a day. It will usually resolve over the course of several days. Occasionally, it will get worse rather than better which is a reason to see an ophthalmologist for further examination and treatment.View Thread
A very red eye (localized hemorrhage) with zero discomfort may be a subconjunctival hemorrhage and observation is a reasonable course of action.
However, if there is discomfort and light sensitivity, the redness may represent external or even internal inflammation of the eye. Thus, it is recommended to see an eye doctor on an expedited basis to determine the cause and treat as needed.View Thread
A very complicated posting with many embedded questions. See below:
I have had some problems of my eyes. I am healthy and most of the things are not serious, but I would like to know how things work. I do have some sources including the book Mayo Clinic On Vision and Eye Health which is a very good source. There are some things that are not in the book.[br>[br>[br>Where does what one sees go from left to right and right to left? What is the approximate location from the front to the back of the eye within in the vitreous cavity as the percent from its front to the middle area. THE VITREOUS CAVITY AND CONTAINED VITREOUS GEL COMPRISE THE MAJORITY OF THE VOLUME OF THE EYE.[br>[br>[br>How does the liquid from an eye drop get to the aqueous humor. It is dropped on the front of the eye. The aqueous humor draws from between the iris and the lens. That is straight forward. But how does liquid from the front of the eye get into the iris/lens area. AQUEOUS IS PRODUCED BY THE CILIARY BODY BEHIND THE IRIS AND CIRCULATES FORWARD (AROUND THE LENS) THROUGH THE PUPIL AND OUT THROUGH THE ANTERIOR CHAMBER ANGLE.[br>[br>[br>The eye gets liquids from somewhere which then creates "sandman dirt" which is then sent to the nose. How does the liquid get into the eye? Or does it not get in at all? Is it only clearing out the outside. THERE NORMAL SECRETIONS ON THE SURFACE OF THE EYE ARE NOT RELATED IN ANY WAY TO FLUIDS INSIDE THE EYE. THE OUTSIDE THE EYE SECRETIONS EXIT VIA OPENINGS ON YOUR EYELID AND THEN THROUGH YOUR NOSE.[br>[br>[br>I have red and yellow in my eyes (one is red, the other is yellow). At night I see information on the clock. By covering each eye separately and can see the difference in color. Is there any reason for the difference in the colors. EARLY CATARACT ?? HARD TO KNOW FOR SURE[br>[br>[br>I ski. I pass through a tunnel on the highway and three times I have had a very bright floater that lasted for 15 minutes. What is strange about it is that it is a floater with large alternating sections of black then white all of which are the same size. Other floaters that have seen are more like clouds or a black spot indication the exit at the back of the eye. 15 MINUTES SOUNDS MORE LIKE A MIGRAINE PHENOMENON[br>[br>[br>I had a post entered to add a tooth. A gun was used to force the support for the post. That was 36 very strong hits. After that there were many changes. One thing is that at night I see 4 visions at night (day is only a single one). The vision at night changes with distance. It becomes only one when I get up close (about 50 feet). Why is this only occurring at night. NIGHT MYOPIA? MILD NEARSIGHTEDNESS IS OFTEN WORSE AT NIGHT[br>[br>[br>With glasses I can see a small light on the sound system that indicates that it is on. With my eyes, the small light is about 4 times longer. It is still round but the length across it is much larger. Why not back to the small size by the glasses. THERE IS AN INCREASED "BLUR AREA" RATHER THAN A POINT FOCUS WHEN NOT WEARING YOUR PROPER CORRECTION[br>[br>[br>On occasions I have had wonderful views in the daytime, but the evening has very poor results as mentioned above.[br>[br>[br>Just a comment. 40 years ago. I looked out of the window and noticed that I had two lines on the middle of the street separating those coming and those going. It the day time there was only one.View Thread
I am sure that, assuming no eye problem other than needing glasses, you can find satisfactory glasses.
A distance correction in the doctor's office should be a good distance correction outside the doctor's office. I'm wondering if the progressive bifocal might be part of the problem. If the progressive "bifocal" is placed too high in relation to your eye, the reading and computer part of the glass will interfere with distance vision. There are some people who just can't adapt to progressive lenses. So, three steps: 1. Make sure the distance prescription is correct. 2. Make sure the progressive lens is perfectly centered on your eye. 3. If no progressive (or simple bifocal/trifocal) will work, then you might choose single vision glasses for distance as well as separate glasses for reading and computer.View Thread
It is remotely conceivable that you are experiencing eye pressures far higher than 28 which could be associated with discomfort and nausea. An full ophthalmology visit should determine whether you have the ingredients for extreme eye pressure. However, it would be very unusual for a 22 year old to be having glaucoma episodes.
A pressure of 28 will not cause any symptoms in most people.
I am glad that you are diligently following up with the ophthalmologist exam.View Thread
As previously stated, you need a comprehensive eye examination by an ophthalmologist specifically checking for corneal weakness (ectasia) and cataract formation. There are many treatment possibilities including glasses, contacts lenses, cataract surgery, etc but the treatment will completely depend on what is actually occurring with your eye.
Thus, one cannot make a specific treatment recommendation until a competent ophthalmologist determines what actually underlies your very unusual postoperative course after LASIK.View Thread
"Circles" under the eyes are very common and noticed by many people in your age group, regardless of health and other external causes. The skin of the eyelids is the thinnest in the body and as it stretches a bit and along with some of the fatty padding around the eye pushing outward, the lower (and upper) eyelids can take on an altered appearance.
Smartest idea is to have this checked out by an ophthalmologist specializing in oculoplastic surgery. Go to www.AAO.org and under "find an eye md" search for an oculoplastic specialist near you. He or she will not only apply the correct diagnosis but will also have the skill set to improve the eye lid appearance if you desire.View Thread
Sorry that you are having all of these medical issues.
The possible connections between the ankylosing spondylitis and glaucoma include the use of systemic steroid medications which will cause a rise in eye pressure in many people. You may have been treated with steroid in the past prior to the present regimen. Also, you can get a form of eye inflammation called iritis which is associated with the ankylosing spondylitis and the inflammation as well as the treatment with steroid eye drops can cause a rise in eye pressure.View Thread
Sometimes the best thing to do is "nothing", at least to start. Nothing means to stop all cosmetics that go anywhere near the eye, any treatments (prescription and over the counter), any lubricants or soaps, everything. So many times this type of reaction is a contact dermatitis response and eliminating the source of the hypersensitivity response will do the trick. Also common is using various reactive and preserved products to "treat" the problem that actually make it worse.
So, discontinue all products and all measures which may be producing a contact dermatitis type eye lid reaction. A visit to the doctor is wise and perhaps, under good medical supervision, a steroid preparation might be used to speed up the resolution.View Thread