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MS - General Surgery
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Can Eating Carrots Improve Your Vision?

Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist, Thane
Can Eating Carrots Improve Your Vision?

Your eyes are an important part of your health. There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. However, there are a number of myths regarding what you should do and what you shouldn't do when it comes to maintaining good eye health.

Here are 5 of those myths busted:

Myth #1: Reading in dim light and sitting too close to the tv hurts your eyes

Fact: Sitting too close to the tv, you may feel eye strain or get a headache from reading in the dark, but it will not weaken your eyes. It fatigues your eyes but does not harm your eye health in any way.

Myth #2: Eating carrots will improve your vision

Fact: Carrots are rich in vitamin a, a nutrient essential for good vision. But eating carrots will only provide a small amount of vitamin a. To get the optimum amount, you need to include other sources of vitamin a in your diet as well, some of which are milk, cheese, egg yolk and liver. Spinach is best for eye health. It has lutein and zeaxanthin, both of which can help prevent cataracts.

Myth #3: If you wear glasses or contacts for a continuous period, your eyes will weaken

Fact: Your eyes will not grow weaker by using corrective lenses. The prescription may change over time due to aging or absence of disease but it has nothing to do with your current prescription. Some children have correctable eye problems that do require glasses to improve the condition.

Myth #4: When you get something in your eye, rub it out

Fact: This is not true for everything that gets in your eyes. If any particle falls in your eyes dust it off. But if it is sand and small debris that gets in your eye, don't touch it. Use an eye wash for flushing it out. If an object gets stuck in your eye, don't remove it or rub your eye constantly. Visit a doctor at the earliest because some serious injuries may seem minor at first.

Myth #5: Dark sunglasses can protect your eyes from the sun

Fact: The color of sunglasses does not ensure eye protection. Look for sunglasses that block both uva and UVB rays. Exposure to the UV-rays of sunlight can have cumulative effects on your eyes. It increases your risk for cataracts, solar retinitis, and age-related vision loss. Even if your contacts have UV protection, wear sunglasses that block 100% of uva and UVB rays for full protection. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ophthalmologist.

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Cosmetic Rehabilitation of Disfigured Eyes

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Meibomianitis - 8 Things That Can Trigger It!

Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist, Thane
Meibomianitis - 8 Things That Can Trigger It!

In order to see clearly, the eyes need to be constantly lubricated. This function is performed by small glands located in the eyelids known as meibomian glands. These glands secrete oil onto the surface of the cornea through tiny openings on them. Malfunctioning of this gland can create an excessive amount of oil.

When oil accumulates on the eyelids, it encourages the bacteria present in the eye and the skin around it to multiply leading to inflammation. This condition is known as meibomianitis. Adults are at a higher risk of suffering from this condition as compared to children.

Some of the factors that could trigger meibomianitis are:

  1. Allergic reactions
  2. Fluctuation of hormones associated with puberty and adolescence
  3. Acne and other skin conditions
  4. Lice or mites on the eyelashes
  5. Unsanitary contact lens solution
  6. Contaminated eye makeup
  7. Certain medications such as isotretinoin for acne that increases bacteria on the eyelids
  8. However, in some cases, a clear trigger factor may not be identifiable.

Some of the characteristic symptoms of this disease are:

  1. Dry eyes
  2. Constant watering from the eyes
  3. Inflammation and reddening of the eyelids
  4. Burning sensation in the eyes
  5. Itchiness
  6. Flaking of skin around the infected eye
  7. Heightened sensitivity to light
  8. Excessive blinking
  9. Crusting of eyelashes
  10. Blurred vision
  11. Frequent formation of sties
  12. Loss of eyelashes or abnormal growth of eyelashes

Regular cleaning of the eyes with warm water and abstaining from the use of contact lenses and eye makeup can help reduce irritation and manage the inflammation. Additionally, the doctor may also prescribe antibiotics or steroids in the form of pills, eye creams or drops. Artificial tears may also be recommended to patients exhibiting dry eye symptoms.

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Retinitis Pigmentosa: What You Should Know About It?

Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist, Thane
Retinitis Pigmentosa: What You Should Know About It?

Are you losing your sight day by day? Does it make difficult to see you at night? Is this the onset of Blindness? Get to know about Retinitis Pigmentosa with these tips.

What actually is Retinitis Pigmentosa?
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) refers to a group of diseases, which causes a slow, but progressive vision loss. It is a genetic disorder that affects the ability to respond to light.This inherited disease causes a slow loss of vision, beginning with decreased night vision and loss of peripheral (side) vision and eventually results in blindness.

Causes: Retinitis pigmentosa is often hereditary (runs in families). If you or your partner has retinitis pigmentosa, there may be up to a 50 percent chance that you will pass it on to your children. Ask an ophthalmologist about genetic counseling if you are planning to have children.

Symptoms

  1. Slow loss of vision
  2. Beginning of decreased night vision
  3. Loss of peripheral vision
  4. Difficulty in identifying colours

Diagnosis: If you have poor night vision or a loss of side vision or if there is a history of retinitis pigmentosa in your family, your ophthalmologist will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to determine if you have retinitis pigmentosa. Your ophthalmologist will dilate your eyes to look at the back of them for signs of disease.

Treatment: Currently there is no known cure for retinitis pigmentosa. However, research has shown that vitamin A palmitate may slow the progression of certain forms of RP. Your ophthalmologist can advise you about the risks and benefits of vitamin A palmitate and how much you can safely take. Taking too much vitamin A palmitate can be toxic, and evidence of vitamin A palmitate effect on RP progression is not substantial.
Another recommendation for slowing vision loss from RP is to wear sunglasses to protect your retina from harmful ultraviolet (UV) light.

Retinal prosthesis is also an important area of exploration because the prosthesis, a man-made device intended to replace a damaged body part, can be designed to take over the function of the lost photoreceptors by electrically stimulating the remaining healthy cells of the retina.

I an facing problem of viewing objects which are far. This has started from last 2 weeks? I don't want to wear spectacle Is there any other way of curing my eyes?

Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist, Thane
I an facing problem of viewing objects which are far.
This has started from last 2 weeks?
I don't want to wear specta...
Dear Mr. lybrate-user, If you are experiencing sudden onset vision blurring please first meet an opthalmologist and check your vision and refractive error. In case you do not want to wear spectacles contact lenses or LASIK surgery can be a good option. It also depends if you are a suitable candidate for LASIK surgery which is determined by certain pre- lasik tests .If they are normal you can go ahead with LASIK surgery. Thanks.
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I have been facing with sudden blurry eyes followed with minor head ache. This does not happen all the time or everyday. If I can recollect, have been having such difficulties may be 5 to 6 times in total from last 2 months. Consulted an eye specialist and I was told that my eye sight was all normal. Please advice and hope this isn't a major issue and requires medical attention. Thank you.

Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist, Thane
I have been facing with sudden blurry eyes followed with minor head ache. This does not happen all the time or everyd...
Please note that you need to get your retinal evaluation done by doing a fundus examination .Sudden blurring of vision with minor headache can be a pre-monitory symptom of migraine headaches or eye related issues. If eye problem is ruled out and the symptoms do not get treated by simple pain killer medications please consult a neurologist at a later stage .Thanks.
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Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) - 8 Common Causes

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Ophthalmologist, Thane
Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) - 8 Common Causes

Macular Degeneration is an age-related macular degeneration incurable eye disease, which might result in blurred vision or no vision in the centre of the vision field, which might lead to visual distortions, reduced central vision, decreased intensity of the colours and can make it difficult for the patient to recognize faces, read, drive and to perform other activities.

Types of Macular Degeneration
1. Dry Macular Degeneration: It is characterized by the presence of drusen and thinning of macula because of a breakdown or thinning of the layer of retinal pigment epithelial cells in the macula.

2. Wet macular degeneration: In this type of AMD, there is an excessive growth of blood vessels, which causes bleeding, leakage, as well as scaring under the retina, which results in a rapid and severe loss of the central vision and might become permanent if not treated.

Causes of Age-related Macular Degeneration:
This is caused due to a problem related to the part of eye known as Macula, which is a spot at the centre of the retina of the eye. The focus point of the incoming ray of light is on Macula, which is responsible for see the things direct in front of us, especially reading and writing.

  1. Age: As the age increases, the probability of developing Age-related Macular Degeneration also increases significantly. The degree of the macular degeneration might vary person to person, but ageing is a major cause of suffering from age-related macular degeneration.
  2. Smoking: Smoking increases the chances of developing the disease in comparison to someone who does not smoke. The longer you have smoked, the more are the chances of developing it.
  3. Family History: The risk of developing the Age-related Macular Degeneration increases if it runs in your family, i.e. if your parents and siblings are suffering from it, then your chances of developing it are quite high as compared to the ones who do not have any family history.
  4. Obesity: The obese people have the higher chances of developing Age-related Macular Degeneration.
  5. Alcohol: Higher alcohol consumption also puts you at the risk of AMD, which is why one should always take alcohol in limited quantity only.
  6. Sunlight: As going out in sunlight without sunscreen is harmful to your skin, the same is harmful to your eyes for longer duration, and one should always wear UV-absorbing sunglasses to protect his eyes from AMD.
  7. Ethnicity: The white and Chinese are more prone to developing AMD as compared to the black people.
  8. Cardiovascular disease: The persons who have suffered diseases that affect the heart and other blood vessel are at higher risk of macular degeneration.

Treatment of Age-related Macular Degeneration
1. Anti-VEGF Drugs: The dry macular degeneration cannot be cured while the wet macular degeneration can be stabilized and maintained with a number of medical treatments to be injected into the eye, such as Lucentis, Avastin and Eylea. These are not long procedures and continued monitoring of the vision to maintain or improve the vision.

2. Laser photocoagulation: It consists of a concentrated beam of high energy thermal light that is directed towards the retina to obliterate and seal leaking blood vessels. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ophthalmologist.

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LASIK - Say No to Boring Glasses!

Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist, Thane
LASIK - Say No to Boring Glasses!

While spectacles are a fashion statement for some people, for others they are an uncomfortable necessity. Though contact lenses may be a little more aesthetically pleasing they too can be quite uncomfortable and cannot be worn throughout the day. Thankfully, there is a third way to correct vision. Laser surgery or LASIK, it is a popular refractive procedure that can correct common vision problems, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. This procedure aims at reshaping the cornea so that light entering the eyes can be focused onto the retina for the person to have a clearer vision. 

Laser surgery is pain-free and quick in most cases. Usually, it does not take more than 15 minutes to correct vision in both eyes. The results of this surgery can be seen in as little as 24 hours. 

The first step of laser surgery to correct vision is to create a thin, circular flap in the cornea. This is then folded back to access the stroma or underlying cornea. An excimer laser is then used to remove some of the corneal tissue. For people suffering from nearsightedness, the cornea is flattened while for people suffering from farsightedness, the cornea is made steeper. In cases of astigmatism, an irregular cornea is smoothened. Once the correct gradient has been achieved the corneal flap is put back into place and the cornea is allowed to heal naturally. There are no stitches or bandages required in a laser eye surgery. You may feel a temporary burning or itching sensation in your eyes immediately after the procedure. It is important not to rub your eyes or place any pressure on them. Your vision may also be cloudy or blurred for the first few hours. A doctor will usually advise you to rest for a few days after the surgery so that your cornea can heal properly. In a few days, your eyesight should stabilize, though, in a few rare cases, it may take a little longer. You should also avoid any form of strenuous exercising for a few days after the surgery. 

Though LASIK surgery has a very high success rate, there are very rare occasions where spectacles may still be needed even after the surgery. Thus LASIK is a choice of treatment for many who seek freedom from glasses. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ophthalmologist.

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LASIK - Dispelling Myths About It!

Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist, Thane
LASIK - Dispelling Myths About It!

One of the most cutting edge eye procedures which has been very successful in practice and has been loved by millions of patients is LASIK. LASIK is a form of eye surgery performed with the help of a precise laser and is very effective in correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness as well as astigmatism (imperfections with the shape of the cornea). With any such procedure, there are bound to be myths which arise out of misconceptions. Some of those myths as well as the advantages of LASIK have ben enumerated below:

Myth # 1 – Lasik can only be performed up to a certain age
Many people think that LASIK cannot be performed on people of advanced age. This is a misconception as LASIK has been performed on people above 90 as well. There are some considerations however, such as the health of the person and the condition of the eyes. If there are no medical objections, then LASIK can be performed regardless of the age of the person. Doctors also tend to wait till young adulthood (around 18-20 years of age) before performing LASIK. However, LASIK procedures have been performed on young children with severe vision problems as well.

Myth # 2 – The technology behind LASIK is too new and thus not yet perfected
This is yet another commonly propagated myth about LASIK. The technology for this procedure has been around for quite some time and has ben performed with increasing regularity since the 1980s. There have been multiple long term studies done on people who underwent LASIK surgery and almost all of them have had favorable results both in the short term as well as the long term. It is a properly established field and means of treatment within ophthalmology and is subject to the same stringent standards testing as other treatments within the field of medicine.

Myth # 3 – LASIK can cause many complications such as dry eyes and night glares
Any surgical procedure has a certain chance of complications occurring. However, LASIK tends to have very low occurrences of complications. What many people tend to confuse complications with is the normal healing procedure. Dry eyes and night glares usually occur after the first few weeks of the procedure and is part of the healing process of the body. It usually tends to go way with the first few months itself.

Myth # 4 – Contact lenses are better than LASIK
While contact lenses do serve a purpose in correcting vision, they can often contribute to eye infections as well as irritations and headaches. Also contact lenses need to be changed every few weeks or so. LASIK surgery eliminates all of these hassles and you can have perfectly clear vision without having to worry about all the problems that contact lenses bring with them.

Myth # 5 – The LASIK procedure is painful
No other myth is farther from the truth. In this procedure, the surgeon creates a thin flap like structure out of the tissue within the cornea with the help of a laser. This layer is then used to reshape the cornea and thus correct vision problems. Antiseptic and numbing eye drops are used when performing this surgery which results in minimal discomfort that only stays during the initial stages. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ophthalmologist and ask a free question.

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Hi doctor I am suffering from some eye problem Meri aankh me kuch gaanth si ho gyi h jo ab thk nhi ho rhi ek toh thk ho gyi h but dusri nhi ho rhi dwai or sikai se doctor ne kha ki chira lgana pdega vha puss bhri usey nikalenge So please guide me aisi thk nhi ho skta kyuki main chira nhi lgwana chata ussey aankh me nishaan reh jayga please Help me abhi bhi gaanth h usme please tel me what to do.

Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist, Thane
Hi doctor   I am suffering from some eye problem Meri aankh me kuch gaanth si ho gyi h jo ab thk nhi ho rhi ek toh th...
Please note that it is important that if their is an abcess it needs to be drained without any further delay as per the advice of your opthalmologist. Not doing so can aggravate eye infection which can be potential ly harmful. Eye scar will not affect you as much as not taking the complete treatment adviced.Thanks
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Having a red eye and itching (left) since last three days. Having fever along with cough and cold as well. Had the same issue three months back but there was no fever. Please help.

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Ophthalmologist, Thane
Having a red eye and itching (left) since last three days. Having fever along with cough and cold as well. Had the sa...
Please note that you have strong predisposition to allergic factors which can give rise to multiple illnesses like sore throat, conjunctivitis, etc .Presently you are in acute phase for the same and require simple anti allergic medication which will be prescribed by your treating physician. Please note that it is very important that you stay away from these predisposing factors as their is no permanent cure for the same .Thanks.
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I am suffering by head pain from last 3 weeks and my eyes not open when pain is started.

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Ophthalmologist, Thane
I am suffering by head pain from last 3 weeks and my eyes not open when pain is started.
It is highly likely that you are having symptoms of acute eyelid inflammation/ scleral inflammation beacuse you which you are suffering from pain and other symptoms. Kindly to visit an opthalmologist as you will require to be started on topical medications. Thanks.
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My eyes squint basically left eye Whenever I try to look upwards it is blur with specs I just had my eye check up my glasses prescription increased I can see clearly But whenever I look upwards it is blur and that time my eye squints. What do I do? Is there any exercise?

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Ophthalmologist, Thane
My eyes squint basically left eye Whenever I try to look upwards it is blur with specs I just had my eye check up my ...
Please note that You need to be evaluated by a squint specialist to determine the modality of treatment as it could more than one etiology to the symptoms described. Thanks.
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I get double vision for. Fraction of seconds when im day dreaming. Is this normal? Or intermittent squint? Does orthotropic people experience double vision when day dreaming?

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Ophthalmologist, Thane
I get double vision for. Fraction of seconds when im day dreaming. Is this normal? Or intermittent squint? Does ortho...
Orthotrophoric persons will not get double vision. U might be having some kind of latent squint, which can give rise to intermittent diplopia. Get your eyes checked for refractive error. Simple correction by glasses can solve the prob in most of the cases. Thanks.
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Hello My son is 3 months old. He had some allergy in his eyes n neck and his scalp is dry. Eye n neck allergy like dryness. Tell me what I can do?

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Ophthalmologist, Thane
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My son is 3 months old. He had some allergy in his eyes n neck and his scalp is dry.
Eye n neck allergy like dr...
Please visit a dermatologist as the dryness as you have described is likely to be excema which is commonly found to be the cause. Thanks.
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I am having headache. Water comes out of my eye. I am suffering very much. What to do in these situation?

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Ophthalmologist, Thane
I am having headache. Water comes out of my eye. I am suffering very much. What to do in these situation?
Please get yourself screened by an opthalmologist for refractive error, acute eye infection and or dry eye syndrome. Proper examination and treatment should alleviate your symptoms. Thanks.
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I am a 17 year old boy. And I wand wanna say that is before two days I was going to school and I think that time that I should use little bit of hairspray of my brother for looking good hairstyle but instead of that little bit of sprayed in my eyes from last two days it's itching to much and redness in eyes and pain is also there and water is coming from eyes.

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Ophthalmologist, Thane
I am a 17 year old boy. And I wand wanna say that is before two days I was going to school and I think that time that...
Please immediately consult an opthalmologist for your problem as the eye may need eye wash and other topical eye medication. Meanwhile please do not rub or scratch the eye as it can cause further aggravation of the symptoms. Thanks.
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I have headache from 1 week and I have no eye problem and nothing other problems.

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Ophthalmologist, Thane
I have headache from 1 week and I have no eye problem and nothing other problems.
Dear Patient, Please note that headache is a symptom associated with many other underlying causes. The commonest being uncorrected refractive errors, Migraine or stress related headaches, Infrequent meal time, Dehydration, Excessive computer related work. If the cause of ophthalmic headache is ruled out, we would suggest that you undergo an examination with physician who will be able to guide you further .Thanks.
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My father is suffering from serious gastric problem, he even have a sever chest pain while coughing in gas, he know even started loosing his eye site because of gas. please sir/ mam help me out and prescribe some useful medicine and exercise.

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Ophthalmologist, Thane
My father is suffering from serious gastric problem, he even have a sever chest pain while coughing in gas, he know e...
Diminished eye sight is not related to gastric symptoms. For his gastric symptoms patient will have to be consulted by a gastroenterologist. And for the age of 71 and with complaint of diminished vision please get him screened for cataract development in his eyes. Thanks.
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Hi Doctor! I'm 20 year old girl. I'm suffering from squinted eyes since the age of 12. It has happened to me because of usage of spectacles. But for the past 1.5 years I'm using lens instead of specs and the intensity of squinted eyes have reduced but it is still there. What am I suppose to do for complete curing of this? Please explain and kindly help me.

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Ophthalmologist, Thane
Hi Doctor! I'm 20 year old girl. I'm suffering from squinted eyes since the age of 12. It has happened to me because ...
Please note that Surgical correction is the definitive correction of squint. Your refractive error has to be evaluated in detail as the squint is partially getting corrected with contact lens. If the residual squint is small. It can be corrected by changing your contact lens prescription. Thanks.
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