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Hello, i'm from mauritius. I want to contact a doctor concerning my brother. He is 11 years old and doctor said that he has bilateral cataracts. He can't see properly from his left eye only. Whenever I ask him, he always tell me that his vision from the left eye is not blur but the problem is that the brightness is lowered. Doctor has already suggest surgery but he cannot guarantee us. Thus my mum and I do not what step to take. I hope you will be able to help me out in this problem. Thank you.

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Bhubaneswar
Hello, i'm from mauritius. I want to contact a doctor concerning my brother. He is 11 years old and doctor said that ...
I would like convey my thanks to Lybrate team that I can serve my knowledge for the suffering humanity from my in land to abroad. Your brother is only 11 years old and he is suffering from bilateral cataract. The symptom is “he can't see properly from his left eye only. His vision from the left eye is not blur but the problem is that the brightness is lowered.” doctor has already suggested surgery but he cannot guarantee us. In this age the patient having bilateral cataract and he felt the brightness is decreasing gradually. But I think the function of optic nerve also affected. There is an alteration of genetic expression (syco-syphilitic miasmatic state) that causes bilateral cataract & diminishing the power of optic nerve. The classical homeopathic treatment can stop the progression and cure the disease. In the case of surgery the disease process may aggravate more rapidly. For homeopathic treatment we have to take a complete case history including physical & mental symptoms, past history, family history etc, of the patient. And we have to find out one / single homeopathic medicine (simillimum) that can restore his health by the eradicating all the disease state. It will be able to remove the cataracts and dim vision and his genetic susceptibility also. If you will not get any suitable homeopath in your local, you may book for online treatment (video) from my Lybrate profile.
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Cataract - How To Avert It?

MD - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Dehradun
Cataract - How To Avert It?
We all have only a pair of eyes, so it is imperative that one understands the importance of vision. When the normally clear lens of one s eye becomes clouded, the condition is known as cataract. A person suffering from cataract finds his vision to be hazy, discoloured and blurred somewhat like looking outside a frosted window. It causes difficulty in reading, driving a vehicle or seeing the familiar expression on a loved one s face.
It is a silent killer of vision and initially magnification and lighting in addition to vision aids are helpful, but eventually, a surgery becomes imminent.

The exact reason for cataract are debatable, but one can take measures to protect oneself, boost one s eyes defence mechanisms, and protect them from harmful elements. Ultraviolet (UV) light has been correlated with incidents of cataract and has a damaging effect on one s eyes. This requires one to wear sunglasses that block ultraviolet B (UVB) rays when one is outdoors. Smoking also increases the risk of cataract thus giving one another reason to stay away from active as well as passive smoking.

One must include antioxidants as zeaxanthin, vitamin C, lutein and vitamin A in the daily diet to counteract with the daily damage. The addition of a variety of fruits and vegetables to one s diet ensures that one is getting many vitamins and nutrients. The health of the eyes can be maintained with fruits and vegetables as they have many antioxidants. One must go for an eye examination to ophthalmologists in a time-bound and regular manner so to detect the onset of cataract at the earliest.

One must maintain a healthy weight by reducing calorie intake. Excessive consumption of alcohol also increases the risk of cataract. If one is suffering with other health conditions like hypertension and diabetes, it becomes all the more important that one must follow the treatment plan diligently. The exposure to ionizing radiation like X-rays and cancer treatment via chemotherapy increase the risk of cataract.

Cataract develops when aging or injury changes the tissue that makes up one s eye's lens while some cataract are due to inherited genetic disorders causing other health problems. In some cases, eye conditions, medical conditions such as diabetes, long term usage of steroids, trauma or past eye surgery also leads to cataracts.

As one ages, the eye lenses become less flexible, less transparent and thicker. Ageing causes break down and clumping together of tissues within the eye lens leading to clouding small areas within the lens. As the cataract continues to develop, the clouding becomes denser and involves a greater part of the lens. Thus, although one cannot prevent cataract, but if one takes the above-mentioned steps, then he can reduce the risks of getting it.

Allergic Conjunctivitis - How To Take Care Of It?

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology, DNB - Ophthalmology, ICO
Ophthalmologist, Mumbai
Allergic Conjunctivitis - How To Take Care Of It?
If your eyes suddenly look reddish and feel extremely itchy, you may be suffering from allergic conjunctivitis. Allergic conjunctivitis is triggered by exposure to allergens like pollen or mould spores. An allergy to eye drops or contact lens solution can also trigger this condition. Allergic conjunctivitis is a very common health condition and more common during the hay fever season.

There are two types of allergic conjunctivitis; acute allergic conjunctivitis and chronic allergic conjunctivitis. Acute allergic conjunctivitis is characterized by the swelling of eyelids and intense itchiness and burning. Amongst the two, this is a more common condition. Chronic allergic conjunctivitis can occur during any season and has symptoms that come and go. It is a milder response to allergens such as dust, food, pollen, chemical scents etc.

On presenting the symptoms of conjunctivitis to a doctor, he may ask for an allergy skin test, a blood test or a scraping of the conjunctival tissue to understand the type of conjunctivitis you are suffering from. Allergic conjunctivitis can be treated with a combination of medication and home care.

Antihistamines are the most common form of treatment for this disease. This can reduce and block the release of histamines in the body. Artificial eye drops may also be used to create a screen over the eye and prevent the eye from coming in contact with the allergen. Eye drops may also be used to shrink swollen blood vessels in the eye. Steroid eye drops may also be used along with anti-inflammatory eye drops.

Home care to treat allergic conjunctivitis focuses on preventing the trigger. Today, apps on your phone can update you n the pollen levels in the air. Close your windows every time you notice a higher than normal pollen count and keep your home as dust free as possible. You could also use an air purifier in your home. Also, avoid exposure to strong chemicals, dyes, perfumes etc.

To avoid the condition from worsening, avoid rubbing your eyes and wash your hands every time you touch your eyes. Disinfect your towels, sheets and pillowcases that come in contact with your eyes every few days with hot water. Wash eyes with cold water twice daily especially after coming home from outside. Do not share your make up or brushes with other people. This is a healthy habit to follow even when you are not suffering from this condition. While you suffer from pink eye you should also not wear contact lenses. Once the eye has healed, discard the old lenses and replace them with a new pair.

Sir, mare right eyes me bachpan me chot lagne se cataract ban geya hai kya bina opration ke ese sahi kiya ja sakta hai?

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy, PhD
Homeopath, Delhi
Sir, mare right eyes me bachpan me chot lagne se cataract ban geya hai kya bina opration ke ese sahi kiya ja sakta hai?
Hi, In homoeopathy we have a good set of medicines to treat cataract thus avoiding surgery. In our clinic we had already treated such cases, however, we need to know what exactly your condition is so that we can treat accordingly. Kindly share the reports if any.
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Hi, I am Male. 54 years, I am having cataract in right eye. Please Advice any treatment for same.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Indore
Hi, I am Male. 54 years, I am having cataract in right eye. Please Advice any treatment for same.
Netra vasti karma compulsory he and vaat pitt ka shaman karna jaroori he 2-3 month me hi problems me bhut accha relife aa jayaga surely. Because vaat dosh optic nerve ko skid jaati he and us ki supply ko badate he and symptoms me aap se consult kar ke bata sakte he.
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Hi, I have done my eye power check up by the eye doctors, they have advice me to operate cataract. Have any eye drops to remove my eye cataract? If yes please inform me the name of eye drops and their utilities.

Homeopath, Sambalpur
Hi, I have done my eye power check up by the eye doctors, they have advice me to operate cataract. Have any eye drops...
If your eye is in 1st stage catracts thn may be useful. Cineria maritima eye drop use 3 month after that if you do not get any results than you can go for surgery. And 3 homoeopathy potency medicines use.
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Diagnosis & Treatment For Glaucoma!

Ophthalmologist, Faridabad
Diagnosis & Treatment For Glaucoma!
Glaucoma: an overview
This disease can be developed or inherited; it usually refers to the accumulation of fluid inside a person's eyes leading to excessive pressure on his or her optic nerve.

How to diagnose the symptoms of Glaucoma in a person:-
1. A fundamental eye examination- An experienced eye doctor will check the dilated pupils of your eyes so as to take a closer look at the optic nerve that further discerns the stage of glaucoma a patient is in. Doctors tend to keep track on the sequential progression of glaucoma and its specific mode of treatment through pictures of the optic nerve taken during an examination.

2. Tonometry may also be performed- Signs of Glaucoma may be spotted through the procedure called tonometry where the doctor will test a person's eye pressure and so on so forth. A visual field test might also be conducted to check if the patient can see things at the periphery of his line of vision.

Symptoms that will help a doctor identify this condition in people:-

a) A loss of peripheral vision is experienced in the early stages of glaucoma.
b) A person may see halos when in the presence of bright lights.
c) Your eyes could turn red.
d) Hazy or blurry vision is a problem faced by young children affected with glaucoma.
e) Glaucoma could be accompanied by headaches and eye pain.
f) An affected person might repeatedly feel nauseous.

Ways to treat Glaucoma in a person:-

1. Microsurgery can effectively treat Glaucoma- Microsurgery can be performed in various ways. There is one way in which a channel is made to pump out the fluid creating extra pressure on the optic nerve. This method is referred to as trabeculectomy.

2. Eye drops can be used to remedy the condition- Eye drops can relieve you from painful glaucoma. They are known to control the formation of excess fluid in a person's eye. In some cases, they can induce the accumulating fluid to flow out of the patient's eyes.

3. Laser treatment can also work wonders- Laser surgeries can be undertaken to get rid of glaucoma. Laser can help in moving out fluid from the eyes of the affected person. It successfully hinders fluid blockage as well. There are different kinds of laser treatments available to cure glaucoma.
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I have glaucoma in my left eye, My iop is 34, doctors prescribed me with 3 eye drops daily, if I undergo with selective laser traublocomy{slt) then will it eliminate the use of daily drops?

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
I have glaucoma in my left eye, My iop is 34, doctors prescribed me with 3 eye drops daily, if I undergo with selecti...
If you do the surgical procedure the glaucoma will be corrected and the use of drops will not be needed.
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