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Written answer: Increasing cataracts

I have cataracts. Mild in left eye. Getting bad in right eye – October 1 doctor said likely need surgery in right eye in a year or two. Realized today that left eye is developing double vision that is the opposite of double vision been having in right eye. Right eye shifts things up, left eye shifts things down so together vision fairly good although occasionally notice some double vision together.

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Written answer: Eye infection for a month

I have this eye infection for a month now, I have use optrex eye drops. Is there something you can prescribe?

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Written answer: Itchy eyelid

My eye lid is itchy (just one bit of the upper lid) and my eye is a little bit red. There is no discharge from the eye. I have tried using eye drops for allergy but they have made no difference. I do have prescribed ‘optive’ for dry eyes and I have been using this but the itchiness remains.

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Written answer: Child age seven has headaches and eye pain

Could my child’s (seven year old) headaches and eye pain be caused by poor lighting at school as she says she only suffers inside at school whilst reading?

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Written answer: Dull ache and impaired vision in one eye

I am 41 and like to think that I have perfect vision. Over the last week I have developed a dull ache behind my right eye which has increased as the week has progressed, it seems to intensify as the day goes on feeling worse in the evening. I had to drive last night and it was dark and my vision was definitely impaired.
This morning I have woken up and its much worse. Could you advise what action to take?

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Written answer: Vision is not much better in new glasses

I’ve had my glasses for a few days now and my vision is not much better. Objects up close seem too close. I was told I have astigmatism in both eyes which is for distance so why are my glasses magnified for things close up? I feel my vision is better without my glasses. I just need them for driving and there’s no way I can drive wearing them when I can barely walk around the house or work with them on.

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Written answer: Does the NHS provide refunds for eye tests and glasses?

I am an international student and I would like to know if the NHS provides full refunds for eye tests and prescription glasses to international students seeing that we have access to health coverage under the NHS.

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Written answer: Things are not straight in new glasses

I got a pair of glasses today because I’m short sighted but things look to be not straight, they seem to be on a downwards slope.

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Written answer: Pain when I blink with swollen lower lid

I have woke up this morning (Friday) and felt like I had been punched in my right eye. It hurts every time I blink and the pain has got worse throughout the day. When I finished work I looked properly at it and noticed that the rim of my lower eyelid is swollen in the right corner and on the lower lid inside in the same corner there is quite a big spot there. It’s still really painful to blink. I would just like to know if I need to get this checked out?

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Written answer: Wavy coloured lines for about 20 minutes

My daughter aged 22 had wavy coloured lines in her left eye yesterday, this lasted for approx. 15/20 minutes, no other symptoms were present. This morning she had a headache. I’ve read about ocular migraines etc but I need to know if it could be related to anything else. I have stickler syndrome and have had a detached retina because of it. As this is a hereditary condition I’m wondering if it could mean something here. My daughter has the start of a cataract in her other eye, again, this is related to my condition.

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