Jeffery C. Hinson, MD
Location and Office HoursEye Physicians Professional Association
626 1st St
Macon, GA 31201
- monday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- tuesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- wednesday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- thursday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- friday: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
- Coliseum Medical Centers
- Coliseum Northside Hospital
What is occu-lock?
The term occu-lock is not a term used by ophthalmologists. There are, however, muscular and several neurological conditions that are characterized by the limitation of eye movements. A visit to your eye doctor or internist may be of value in helping you to sort this out.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Could one of my eyes be smaller than the other?
Gary Hirshfield, MD, Ophthalmology, answered on behalf of American Academy of Ophthalmology's EyeSmart
Many patients come in with the complaint of an eye being smaller and it is almost always a result of the eyelid being droopy (bleharoptosis) that gives this appearance. It is likely that the "smaller" eye has a droopy eyelid and you can tell this by looking at where the eyelid falls compared to your pupil, the droopy eyelid being closer to the pupil then the other lid. It is also possible that the other eye is more prominent due to something like thyroid eye disease or Graves making one eye appear larger. The most common cause of ptosis is just aging changes, but if you noticed the onset it is important to have a full eye exam with an EyeMD because while most often this is not serious, there are conditions which cause your symptoms that can be very serious such as a problem with a nerve.Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Which babies are most prone to eye problems?
Intermountain Registered Dietitians, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered on behalf of Intermountain HealthcareBabies born prematurely, as well as babies born with breathing problems or nerve problems, are more prone to certain eye problems. Although the eyes are one of the first organs in the body to begin developing, they are not completely developed until several weeks after birth, even in a baby born at full term. It is important for your newborn to have a complete eye exam by an ophthalmologist (a medical doctor trained in diseases of the eye) within the first few months of life.
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