Eye

Ask an Eye Doctor and Get an Answer ASAP

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Eye
This answer was rated:

While I was going to sleep last night, my eye started

Hello, While I was going to...
Hello,
While I was going to sleep last night, my eye started hurting.
I woke up this morning and checked the mirror, and my pupil looks strange! Like there's slits in the corners... Here's a picture.
http://i1316.photobucket.com/albums/t613/Annzih/IMG_0423_zps3a276fb5.jpg
I used to have a cataract in my eye, and I also have diabetes...
I will see a doctor soon, but can you please help me? Thank you.
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Eye Question
Answered in 46 minutes by:
5/7/2013
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 11,654
Experience: Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
Verified
Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

Let me go look at the picture. I'll be right back.

Dr. Rick :

In the picture it looks like your pupil had been dilated with drops. If not, then your pupil is enlarged for some reason.

Dr. Rick :

I can not tell by the picture if you have had cataract surgery in that eye with placement of an artificial lens but, in any event, what you are looking at are either adhesions of your iris to the front of your intraocular lens or to your natural lens.

Dr. Rick :

These can occur after inflammation inside your eyeball and, usually, are nothing to worry about

Dr. Rick :

Also, because the information I can get from the picture is limited, the adhesions may be the rare but normal iris attachments that can be seen in some people. This, once again , is nothing to worry about.

Dr. Rick :

The technical name for this condition is posterior synechiae.

Dr. Rick :

So. What is the take home message? If there is no active inflammation inside your eyeball, the posterior synechiae are nothing to worry about at this point.

Dr. Rick :

Does this make sense to you?

Dr. Rick :

I hope this information was helpful for you. But I do work for tips so I want to make sure you are happy with me before rating me. If you have another question on this or a related issue feel free to fire away. You may also receive an email survey after our chat, if you don’t feel that I have earned a “10” rating in all areas, please let me know what I can do to meet your expectations.

Thanks in advance,

Dr. Rick MD FACS

Dr. Rick :

I see that you are offline. I will switch to Q&A format. This format works a lot like 'text messaging' but an email is sent to each of us anytime something is posted to this thread. We can continue to work on your question there..... :)

Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 11,654
Experience: Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
Verified
Dr. Rick and 87 other Eye Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Dr. Rick : Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
Dr. Rick : Let me go look at the picture. I'll be right back.
Dr. Rick : In the picture it looks like your pupil had been dilated with drops. If not, then your pupil is enlarged for some reason.
Dr. Rick : I can not tell by the picture if you have had cataract surgery in that eye with placement of an artificial lens but, in any event, what you are looking at are either adhesions of your iris to the front of your intraocular lens or to your natural lens.
Dr. Rick : These can occur after inflammation inside your eyeball and, usually, are nothing to worry about
Dr. Rick : Also, because the information I can get from the picture is limited, the adhesions may be the rare but normal iris attachments that can be seen in some people. This, once again , is nothing to worry about.
Dr. Rick : The technical name for this condition is posterior synechiae.
Dr. Rick : So. What is the take home message? If there is no active inflammation inside your eyeball, the posterior synechiae are nothing to worry about at this point.
Dr. Rick : Does this make sense to you?
Dr. Rick : I hope this information was helpful for you. But I do work for tips so I want to make sure you are happy with me before rating me. If you have another question on this or a related issue feel free to fire away. You may also receive an email survey after our chat, if you don’t feel that I have earned a “10” rating in all areas, please let me know what I can do to meet your expectations.
Thanks in advance,
Dr. Rick MD FACS
Ask Your Own Eye Question
Aysha,
By the way, that was a very good picture you took :-)
Ask Your Own Eye Question
Ask Dr. Rick Your Own Question
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick, Board Certified MD
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 11,654
11,654 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest

Dr. Rick is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Dan B.

Dr. Dan B.

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

3,334 satisfied customers

Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology

Dr. Stan

Dr. Stan

Ophthalmologist

905 satisfied customers

Johns Hopkins Fellowship Trained, Certified and Licensed Medical Physician and Surgeon

Dr. Stevens

Dr. Stevens

Ophthalmologist

629 satisfied customers

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Dr. Susan

Dr. Susan

Ophthalmologist

217 satisfied customers

Board Certified & Fellowship trained eye surgeon.

Dr. JP

Dr. JP

Ophthalmology, Oculoplastic Surgery

28 satisfied customers

Harvard Medical School, Massachussetts Eye and Ear

Dr-Trace

Dr-Trace

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

26 satisfied customers

Board Certified in General Ophthalmology

Dr. Daniel Jewelewicz

Dr. Daniel Jewelewicz

Board Certified Ophthalmologist

11 satisfied customers

Glaucoma Specialist, Associate Professor FAU, Teaching Faculty Bascom Palmer Eye Institute

< Previous | Next >

Related Eye Questions
Had a crystal lens implant put in my L eye and lasik on my
Had a crystal lens implant put in my L eye and lasik on my right. I had a reading contact in the L eye prior to surgery for mono vision. One month after surgery and the vision in my L eye is not impro… read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,654 satisfied customers
I just noticed a red line in my left eye under my iris. No
Hi I just noticed a red line in my left eye under my iris … read more
Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip
M.D.
12,981 satisfied customers
I had cataract surgery and had a multifocal lens implanted.
Hello, I had cataract surgery and had a multifocal lens implanted. From the beginning I've seen halos around bright lights at night. But for a few weeks watching TV was great, then credits in bright c… read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,654 satisfied customers
Can a Technis ZLB00 lens be defective? I am having double
Can a Technis ZLB00 lens be defective? I am having double vision when looking out the side of my eye to the left. Looking straight on, the vision is almost sharp, but as I turn my head to the right, a… read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,654 satisfied customers
I have a little drop of painting on the iris of my right
I have a little drop of painting on the iris of my right eye … read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,654 satisfied customers
Tiny speck of on my iris. I suddenly felt like something got
No. I suddenly felt like something got into my eye and I couldn't get it to go away when I made my eye water … read more
Gaurav Gupta
Gaurav Gupta
MD, CEO
Post-Doctoral Degree
22 satisfied customers
I had cataract and lens replacement surgery last Feb. part
I had cataract and lens replacement surgery last Feb. part of cataract fell inside eye and required a second surgery 2 days later. I now have double vision that becomes clear about 1 in 20 blinks,have… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,677 satisfied customers
I need cataract and HD lens procedures to edone as per eye
I need cataract and HD lens procedures to b edone as per eye doctor recommendation. … read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,654 satisfied customers
I accidently rinsed my contact lens in the peroxide solution
I accidently rinsed my contact lens in the peroxide solution & put it in my eye. I got the contact out almost right away; however my eye is very red and irritated. I am wanting to know what; if anythi… read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,654 satisfied customers
I have to have a new lens placed in right eye, and have to
and have to have the left eye lens stitched to prevent falling … read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,654 satisfied customers
Noticed thick like film edging onto iris, doesn't appear to
Noticed thick like film edging onto iris, doesn't appear to be in eye just on top, can only see in flash pics, pupil doesn't reflect back, and in direct light you cant see the thick film at all and th… read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,654 satisfied customers
Second opinion] Noticed thick like film edging onto iris,
Second opinion] Noticed thick like film edging onto iris, doesn't appear to be in eye just on top, can only see in flash pics, pupil doesn't reflect back, and in direct light you cant see the thick fi… read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,654 satisfied customers
I had a cataract on right eye with lens inserted July 2014.
I had a cataract on right eye with lens inserted July 2014. Since then I have been to 4 optomotrist to have eyes checked and can't solve the problem. I read with the glasses they prescribed and after … read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,654 satisfied customers
Had a retinal detachment. Had to have natural lens removed
Had a retinal detachment. Had to have natural lens removed for surgery. Is there a contact lens I can wear until eye heals enough to replace lend … read more
Dr. Rick
Dr. Rick
Board Certified MD
11,654 satisfied customers
I used an allergy eye drop with my contact lens in (not
I used an allergy eye drop with my contact lens in (not knowing it should be removed) but I just noticed my pupil is dilated is this a reaction to the drops? … read more
Dr Uzair
Dr Uzair
FCPS (R) General Surgery
M.B.,B.S. FCPS
3,696 satisfied customers
I seem to have a dent at the edge of my iris. Seems to be
I seem to have a dent at the edge of my iris. Seems to be both eyes but more prominent in the left eye. No history of eye trauma. Only out of the ordinary is I ran a half marathon yesterday. No vision… read more
Dr. Phil, MD
Dr. Phil, MD
Internal Medicine Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,677 satisfied customers
My baby is having a red ring round her iris, what could be
My baby is having a red ring round her iris, what could be the cause and Solutions to it please … read more
Dr. RK
Dr. RK
Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,522 satisfied customers
I was was wearing Kerasoft contact lens for a few days but
I was was wearing Kerasoft contact lens for a few days but with the wrong contact lens solution Boston Simplus(for RGP). My eyes were slightly burning during this time. Could there be any eye damage? … read more
khagihara
khagihara
Post-Doctoral Degree
5,119 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x