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Orbital & Optic Nerve Decompression Procedure
Treatment of Leg Length Inequality
Lasik Surgery Treatment
Laser Refractive Surgery
Laser Cataract Surgery
Treatment of Squint
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Ever noticed spots or strands that ‘float’ into your line of vision. These are known as floaters. In most cases, they do not affect your vision, but can cause a lot of discomfort. Thus, in most cases they do not require treatment unless they affect your vision significantly. Floaters are more likely to stand out when looking at bright objects or something like a clear blue sky. Moving your eyes can shift the fluid in your eyes and move these floaters out of your line of sight.
Dust particles entering and irritating the eye should not be confused with floaters. Floaters can be described as flecks of a protein called collagen. These flecks can be seen when they are loosened from the back of the eye known as the vitreous. This can happen at any age but is more likely to affect people between the ages of 50 and 75. Being near sighted or suffering from cataract also increases your risk of seeing floaters. In rare cases, it can also be triggered by a disease in the eye, an injury to the eye, tumors or crystal deposits in the back of the eye.
Noticing the odd floater is not something to worry about. However, if you notice a sudden increase in the number and frequency of floaters in your eye, see flashes of light, have pain in the eyes or experience a loss of side vision, consult a doctor immediately. This could also be a sign of a more serious condition like a detached retina that requires immediate medical attention. Excessive floaters can be removed through a surgery known as a vitrectomy or laser vitreolysis. A vitrectomy involves the removal of vitreous gel from the middle of the eye and replacing it with silicone oil or a gas bubble. The surgery last 2 or 3 hours, but you may require an overnight stay in the hospital.
Laser vitreolysis is a more recent form of treatment for this condition. This pain free procedure involves the projection of a laser beam into the eye that focuses on large floaters to break them apart or vaporize them. This procedure can be performed as an outpatient and is considered safer than a vitrectomy. The form of treatment suited to a person will depend on a number of factors including their age, what the floaters look like, where they are located and the frequency of their appearance.
Hi sir. Some black dot is moving in my right eye. Is there any thing loss of vision happened to me. Clarify my doubt. Thanking you.
Mai computer use karta hu regular 8 hours mujhe koi drop recommend karo jo mere ankh ko protect karo at this time I have no any problem. Or kuch daily habit me kya karu.
Always I am getting problem with my eyes actually in evening nothing is visible to me and generally this problem is with my whole family.
Dear Sir/Madam, My Mother is 62 Years old and her weight is around 60 Kgs, She is having eyes problem, in left eye she is having "White motia and in Right having Black motia. She is also suffering from High sugar and taking 3 time insulin before mean. Please also note she is also having high BP problem some time. Please advice what we can do for her eyes.
I have experienced minor corneal abrasion (hit eye with finger) on 22.04.17 at 9 AM and was getting periodical pain (no blurred vision). Then I consulted ophthalmologist at 7 PM on the same day and he prescribed 3 types of eye drops, 2 types medicine and 1 ointment. I am using the same as per the prescription and the pain is totally subsided but I am experiencing bit blurred vision after using eye drops and medicine. Is it a normal condition? When will I get recovered fully? Kindly provide me the required information or care to be taken off?
Which type of food should be given to children of age 7 years to increase their eye sight as they are using mobile phones for 2 hours. Please suggest some food to maintain their vision.
My daughter right eye having 0.75 and left eye is normal. What to do. Required to were glasses and how to bring eye sight to normal any food/ supplements or exercise.
I am from Chennai today I gone out in sun when I came home home my right eye got burning and water is coming it's burning in a gap time.
Hi Sir, I have eye sight of -20 and its getting increased. Am afraid at one point of time I might become blind. I need to know is there any chance to stop the worsening of eye sight.
Got stung by an ant on the eyelid at night. It was swollen by next morning. I have taken two doses of combiflam + citizen since. Swelling still persists after another night. Should I worry and show to a doctor or it will go away.
Hi, I have a problem with my eyes paining and getting headache continuously. It's killing me. What should I do to get out from this.
Sir/ madam, Jab bhi mai nahata hu khaskar jis din mai shampoo lagakar snan karta hu, mera eyes 2-3 hours ke liye red jaisa ho jata h, phir dhire dhire normal ho jata h.
Three days ago I knocked my forehead on a chair. Got a goose egg bump. It has gone down. I still have pain and my eyes hurt. The forehead burns too and is very tender to touch. I have a constant headache. My cheekbone feels bony. When I lift my eyebrows it pains.
My father has cataract in both eyes and an eye specialist told after seeing him that operation is needed. I want to ask will it be good to have operation at this age of 85 years?
The eyes are such a complex structure that even minute changes in the extremely complicated internal structure affects the most important function of the eye, vision. And anyone with a vision problem can vouch for the extent of effect it has on the quality of life. Whether you are able to see only things at a close distance or far off, it is definitely difficult.
The good news, however, is that with the thorough understanding of the eye’s structure, these abnormalities can be corrected and absolutely normal vision can be restored. While surgery was the only mode of correction a few decades ago, but laser has come to rescue, especially in intricate structures like the eye.
LASIK is an abbreviation for laser in-situ keratomileusis. This is the most common and popular method to correct vision in errors of refraction. In all these conditions (as below), the cornea which is the clear portion in the front of the eye is affected.
The light passes through the cornea, lens and falls on the back of the eye ( retina), where an image is created, sent to the brain where it is reversed, and this is what we ‘see.’ Each of these parts have to be in perfect condition in order to produce this proper sight. Errors of refraction fall into three main categories.
- Nearsightedness: There is difficulty in seeing far off objects, so road signs and boards are difficult to follow. Seeing objects that are closer is not affected. Most important cause is excessive staring into computer monitors.
- Farsightedness: The person has difficulty seeing things that are nearby and has to hold them at a distance for clarity.
- Astigmatism: Light rays merge to focus on multiple points either in front of or behind the retina. Normally, however, they should focus on a single point on the retina. There could be blurred vision, squinting, and eye strain.
What is done?
During the laser surgical procedure, ultraviolet laser beam is directed at the cornea. It is reshaped - made thinner in nearsightedness, elongated in farsightedness, and restoring the normal shape in astigmatism. This ensures that light is focused properly on the retina, producing sharp images and restoring vision.
- Success rate as high as 96% - most patients no longer need the glasses or contacts they were using earlier
- Minimal pain
- Immediate correction of vision
- No stitches required
- Further adjustments to vision using glasses or contact lenses can be made if required
While errors in refraction are extremely common, there is no reason to panic. Corrective measures are also available, which can restore an almost normal vision.