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Sir my eyes a have a something problem Everyday its light decrease I don't want to loss my eyes light help us.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
Sir my eyes a have a something problem
Everyday its light decrease I don't want to loss my eyes light help us.
Weak eyesight has multiple factors associated with it. To enumerate a few: (1) refractive error- change of the power of glasses is the commonest cause of weak eyesight. In fact, if you have not used glasses previously, it might be possible that you might need to use them now. (2) age related changes in the lens of the eye-this is generally known as cataract. This is present in varying proportions in a majority of population above 55 years. This means that some degree of cataract is usually found in the age group over 55 years. (3) retina problem-different degenerations of the retina usually lead to weakening of the eyesight. The degeneration may be caused due to progressive age. It may also occur due to a high minus number of the eye (myopia). (4) cornea related problem- cornea is the anterior (front) part of the eye. Certain issues with the cornea may cause weakening of the eyesight. (5) weakness due to injury/ trauma/ accident: in this regard, it may be possible to salvage good vision if early intervention is done. (6) optic nerve related problems: at times, raised intra-ocular pressure or certain neurological conditions may cause drying up of the optic nerve and cause poor vision. This may be possible to treat in certain cases. Thus, it would be a good idea to consult an eye specialist in person and get your eyes evaluated for the cause of weakening eyesight. Take care, regards,- Dr. Chaitanya.
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There been pain in my eyes while studying on computer screen. Persistently​ it becomes headache. What is it?

MD - Ophthalmology, MBBS, Fellowship in Vitreo Retina, Fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
There been pain in my eyes while studying on computer screen. Persistently​ it becomes headache.
What is it?
Check for eye power. Keep monitor atleast 30 inches away. Keep the monitor light to the minimum. Have good posture. Blink 20 times a minute.
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I Am Facing Red Eye Problem For 2 Days. I Don't Go To Any Doctor And Don't Use Any medicine Yet. Is Anything Serious? Should I Check It Up?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I Am Facing Red Eye Problem For 2 Days. I Don't Go To Any Doctor And Don't Use Any medicine Yet. Is Anything Serious?...
Eyes appear red because the vessels at the surface of the white portion of the eye (sclera) become swollen. Vessels may swell due to:---------------- •Eye dryness------------- •Too much sun exposure----------- •Dust or other particles in the eye----------- •Allergies--------- •Infection------------ •Injury----------- Homoeopathic medicine------------------- EUPHRASIA 30 (Dr Reckeweg) Drink 2 drops direct on tongue every 2-3 hrly---------------- CINERARIA /EUPHRASIA EYEDROPS (SBL) pour into eyes 1-2 drops 3 times daily--------------------- Report after 5 days----------------------
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When eye power constant? I have myopia. My eye power is not coonstant. I feel that it is increasing per month a little bit.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), modern diagnostics
Ayurveda,
When eye power constant? I have myopia. My eye power is not coonstant. I feel that it is increasing per month a littl...
Myopia needs course of treatments in ayurveda which will help improve your vision without glasses. Eye exercises looking near & far also seems to help.
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When I read books with the specs on I feel as if the pages are getting uncomfortable to read and also tears falls out automatically. Also I find it hard to look in the sky during day time.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
When I read books with the specs on I feel as if the pages are getting uncomfortable to read and also tears falls out...
Hi. I have a few suggestions for you regarding the usage of computers, mobile phones and books. Follow the rule of" 20" this means that every 20 minutes, take a gap of 20 seconds, blink your eyes actively 20 times and focus at an object which is minimum 20 feet away. This will help in relieving your eyes from the continuous strain that is caused due to staring. Staring at the computer continuously causes us to subconsciously blink less than normal. This causes the tear film on the surface of the eye to dry up. The result of this is pain, discomfort, etc. Another suggestions regarding the usage of computers is to maintain a proper posture. The computer must be positioned at the same height as your eye level. The neck should not be inadvertently flexed or extended. Roughly, an angle of 90 degrees should be maintained between your upper body and thighs. Likewise, a similar angle (90 degrees) should be maintained between your lower legs and thighs. Also the angle between your hands and arms should be roughly 90 degrees. This is the healthy ergonomic way of sitting while using a computer. Maintenance of proper posture would help in further relieving the symptoms of eye discomfort and pain. All these suggestions may take a while to sink in and imbibe in your routine. Once followed, they are sure to work wonders for you.
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I am 30 year old. Sir I am not able to see properly from my left eye. Before 3 days I hurt by a ball on eye.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 30 year old. Sir I am not able to see properly from my left eye. Before 3 days I hurt by a ball on eye.
Homoeopathic medicine ARNICA MONTANA 30 ( SBL Drink 5 drops in 1 sspoon fresh water 3 times daily CINERARIA /EUPHRASIA EYEDROPS ( SBL ) pour into eyes 1-2 drops 3 times daily Report aafter 10 days
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I am having a power of -2.5 both eyes. Can it never be cured? I am wearing specs all the time. What is the reason of fluctuation of power.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I am having a power of -2.5 both eyes. Can it never be cured? I am wearing specs all the time. What is the reason of ...
Hello 1. As your height is now stable likewise your power is now stable and it will not increase now. 2. There is no natural way to get rid of these glasses 3. Only option is lasik surgery.
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4 Reasons Why Sunglasses are More than Just a Style Statement

MS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
4 Reasons Why Sunglasses are More than Just a Style Statement

Sunglasses are an important part of the accessories you use in summer or any time of the year. They help you to look fashionable and stylish and also make a pretty good style statement. But is that the only job of sunglasses? Or do they have something more to them? Here are a few reasons why sunglasses are more than just a style statement:

1. Decrease in eye problems: Generally, you use sunscreen to protect your skin from the Sun’s glare. Similarly, sunglasses protect your eyes from the harmful UV rays of the sun. It is extremely important for you to protect the eyes so that the harmful UV rays cannot enter the sensitive eye tissue and harm them. If you do not use sunglasses, then you have a higher chance of damaging your eye tissue than a person who uses them regularly. Bear in mind that the strong UV rays can cause serious permanent damage to your eyes.

2. Protection from other environmental components: Not only is the sun harmful to your eyes, but also the wind can be extremely dangerous for them. Dirt, sand, dust particles can fly into your eyes even when just a breeze is blowing. On a windy day, damage can be much more. If you are wearing sunglasses when out on a windy day, they act like a shield to your eyes against the wind and the particles,which might enter your eye.

3.  Helps clear vision: It s often difficult to have a clear vision when out in the Sun. The bright sunlight doesn’t give you the clarity in vision. Without protection, you will have reduced vision as the bright glare of the Sun might cause you discomfort in your eyes and limit your vision as you will have to squint in the bright light.

4. Helps prevent aging: Although it might sound a bit surprising, but wearing sunglasses actually helps in prevent aging. The bright glare of the sun causes you to squint and this causes the age lines to appear. So, if you wear sunglasses and your eyes are protected from the bright sunlight, then you will not be squinting anymore, and hence it will not cause the age lines to appear before time.

So now, before you think that sunglasses only make you look good, think again about how they actually do much more than that. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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Sir I has gone to eye specialist he checked and said no retina problem. As I had eye flue in April maybe it is due to that everything is fine with the eye.

BHMS
Homeopath,
Sir I has gone to eye specialist he checked and said no retina problem. As I had eye flue in April maybe it is due to...
Don't delay consult with a retinologist..u need treatment may be surgery if requires.soo don't delay..
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Having red eye prob from 1 week and I use ikul drop but it help me only from some time later I again became red what should I do.

MBBS, DOMS, MS - Ophthalmology, , Fellowship in phacoemusification
Ophthalmologist, Patna
Having red eye prob from 1 week and I use ikul drop but it help me only from some time later I again became red what ...
It is seasonal due allergy to dust ,if you are getting relief with ikul eye drops ,you may continue till summer.
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Red itching eyes after smoking cigarettes. Is that a allergies problem. My tongue irritation after smoking cigarettes as well.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Red itching eyes after smoking cigarettes. Is that a allergies problem. My tongue irritation after smoking cigarettes...
Hello. I think you have allergic conjunctivitis. 1. Eye allergies, called allergic conjunctivitis, are a common condition that occurs when the eyes react to something that irritates them (called an allergen). 2. The eyes produce a substance called histamine to fight off the allergen. As a result, the eyelids and conjunctiva (the thin, filmy membrane that covers the inside of your eyelids) become red, swollen and itchy, with tearing and burning. The key to treating eye allergies is a. Avoid or limit contact with the substance causing the problem. B. Avoid rubbing eyes instead do cold compresses. C. Use antiallergic eyedrop like olopat eyedrop twice daily d. Lubricating eyedrop like flogel thrice daily e. Use mild steroid like flurisone in pulse dose in severe allergy this will help you I am very sorry dear to say that there is no medicine that can cure allergy. Only way is to stay away from all those things that you are allergic to. This is a provisional diagnosis. Consult your ophthalmologist for detailed examination.
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My eyes are itching from past 3days and now there is a small swelling in lower eye lid. Wat to do?

FICO, Specialist in Cataract,Cornea and refractive surgeries , MD - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Srinagar
My eyes are itching from past 3days and now there is a small swelling in lower eye lid. Wat to do?
Most commonly it can be due to allergic conjuctivitis or blepharitis. Start eye drops refresh tears 4 times a day. Eye drop pataday once daily. Swelling can be due stye which can occur in association with blepharitis. Kindly consult ophthalmologist for exact diagnosis.
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Sir I was suffering from myopia eyes so I am wearing contact lenses for one year. So what was any problem to continuously wearing lenses or any infection happen in future also how can I reduce my myopia eyes number without lens and spectacles.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
Sir I was suffering from myopia eyes so I am wearing contact lenses for one year. So what was any problem to continuo...
Hello. If you follow proper hygienic precautions, you should not have a problem with contact lens use. In case you tend to over wear them or disregard eye hygiene it is likely that you may have infection in the eyes. Change the contact lens solution regularly. Preferably, wear monthly use soft contact lens. Do not wear them beyond the recommended time period. Coming to your second question, to reduce your myopic eye numbers, consider refractive surgery (lasik) as an option. Operations done to remove the refractive error (power) of the eyes are known as refractive surgery. There are certain basic criteria that most patients need to fulfill before they can safely undergo refractive surgery. To enumerate, they are: (1) stability of refraction: the power of the eyes should have become stable for a period of 1.5 years minimum without any change. (2) curvature of the cornea should be tested by a technique which is known as topography. (3) thickness of the cornea should be measured by a test known as pachymetry. The minimum thickness required is 550 microns. (4) dilated retina evaluation: this is one of the most important tests that should be performed by a trained retina specialist. This test helps in detection of any offensive lesion on the central or peripheral retina. In case of any retinal abnormality, these should be treated before undergoing the surgery for number reduction. (5) there should be no pre-existent corneal abnormality. (example: corneal scar, opacity, defect, etc.) another important suggestion is that whenever you go for the assessment (the above mentioned tests), you should discontinue the use of contact lenses at least 4 weeks prior to the assessment. The reason for this being that use of contact lens temporarily alters the contour of the cornea. It takes around 3-4 weeks for the restoration of the original corneal contour after removal of the contact lens. Another important point is that you, as a patient, should be compliant to put post operative medication in your eyes for at least 2 months. There is bound to be some discomfort, watering, foreign body sensation, pain after the surgery in most cases-you should be ready to tolerate that. A leave from work for 7-10 days after the surgery should be generally sufficient. Last but not the least, you should set realistic expectations from this surgery. Though extremely rare, there is a remote possibility that the surgery may need to be repeated. Also, the need for subsequent treatment for the eye may be required. Thus, you should be compliant enough to trust and follow your eye specialist. Take care, regards.
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My joining was in hold condition due to color blind in ONGC. how i correct my color vision?

Phaco Development Program, Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, DNB Ophtalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Mysore
Colour deficiency is usually a congential defect and cannot be rectified. Usually Ishihara charts are used for colour vision testing. Very few people with normal colour vision will not be able to read those charts. If you feel you are one such person go to a tertiary care set up like AIIMS delhi and get a detailed evaluation and other colour vision tests like Anamoloscope/ Franswoth Munsel test/ERG done.
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I am suffering from daily headache. I think my eye power has raised. I have eye power on my both eyes. What should I do to reduce eye power.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am suffering from daily headache. I think my eye power has raised. I have eye power on my both eyes. What should I ...
For this you need to check for eyes for change in refraction It may be due to stress This problem can be solved by Meditation you can go for regular Physical exercise Consult good Eye specialist for further management
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I am having pain in my right eye for last few days. I wear glasses my no. Is for both near and far eyesight. I have been using eye kul to get relief. My work involves lots of activity involving looking at computer and mobile screen.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I am having pain in my right eye for last few days. I wear glasses my no. Is for both near and far eyesight. I have b...
Prolonged working on laptop/tv/mobile can cause computer vision syndrome. Computer vision syndrome is a condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer or other display device for, uninterrupted periods of time. Some symptoms of cvs include a. Headaches b blurred vision c. Neck pain d redness in the eyes e. Eye strain f dry eyes sometimes watery eyes these symptoms can be further aggravated by improper lighting conditions. Measures to reduce this include 1. Work under proper light. 2. Blink a lot. 3. Cold compresses 4. Use good lubricating eyedrop.
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I have a little bit sight but I don't want to use spectacles is there is any prblm without using spectacles.

I have a little bit sight but I don't want to use spectacles is there is any prblm without using spectacles.
Dear if you do not have headache or any other problem even after not using spectacles, if it is only 0.25 sph, you need not to use it. Many people do have such numbers but they do not need to use it.
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Eyes ka catract ka opration ek saal pahle karvaya tha eyes me bahut jalan va khujli ho rahi hai inside outside both.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Eyes ka catract ka opration ek saal pahle karvaya tha eyes me bahut jalan va khujli ho rahi hai inside outside both.
Hello this may be due to dryness you can 1. Blink a lot 2. Wash eyes with fresh water 3. Cold compresses 4. Use lubricating eye drop like flogel This is a provisional diagnosis. Consult your ophthalmologist for detailed examination.
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My eye number is 4.5 and increase continuously. Every time it increases 0.5 to 1.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
My eye number is 4.5 and increase continuously. Every time it increases 0.5 to 1.
Yes your eye number changes as your body grows but usually stabilizes by the age of 20-22. So do not worry.
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Cataract: Know The Types and Symptoms

DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Ahmedabad
Cataract: Know The Types and Symptoms

Cataract can be defined as the clouding of the natural lenses in the eyes. This is caused by the clumping of protein in the eye lens. Cataract is a common eye disorder and the leading cause of loss of vision in people who are past their fortieth birthday. Cataract can occur in one or both eyes. When diagnosed properly, cataract can be treated with surgery to prevent blindness.

Depending on where and how they develop, there are many types of cataract. The most common amongst these are:

  1. Subcapsular cataract: These occur at the back of the eye lens. Diabetic patients are very susceptible to this kind of cataract.
  2. Nuclear cataract: Yellowish-brown cataract that form in the center of the lens are called nuclear cataract. This is usually seen in cataract caused by ageing.
  3. Cortical cataract: Cataract in the lens cortex are known as cortical cataract. These are wedge shaped and whitish in color. Spokes protruding out of these opaque wedges can be seen moving towards the center of the eye.
  4. Congenital cataract: Though they are not common, babies can also have cataract. Cataract formed at birth or within the first year of a baby's birth are known as congenital cataract.
  5. Secondary cataract: Cataract is one of the known side effects of diabetes and glaucoma. Some steroids and medicines are also linked to cataract.
  6. Traumatic cataract: If your vision becomes cloudy years after an eye injury, it could be a traumatic cataract. It can take several years for this to happen.
  7. Radiation cataract: Exposure to radiation can also lead to cataract. This is seen sometimes in patients who have undergone radiation therapy to fight diseases like cancer.

Though the type of cataract might differ from person to person, the symptoms are usually the same. Some of the common symptoms of cataract are:

  1. Blurred vision
  2. Reduced night vision
  3. Increased sensitivity to light and glare
  4. Seeing halos around lights
  5. Colors appearing faded
  6. Double vision
  7. Frequent change in (glass power) refraction

A reading test is the first step towards diagnosing cataracts. This is followed by tests to measure the eye pressure. Your doctor will also need to dilate the pupil to check the condition of the optic nerves and retina.

Surgery is the safest way to remove a cataract. Surgery is usually recommended when cataract begin inhibiting your daily life such as preventing you from driving, interfering with reading etc.

In most cases, this can be done as an outpatient procedure. The earlier it is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat. Hence, if you notice any of the symptoms mentioned above, get your eyes checked at once. The surgery is a day-care surgery only, so a person can go home the same day. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ophthalmologist.

 

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