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Avoid Digital Strain During COVID-19 Pandemic!

MS, DNB Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Sri Ganganagar
Avoid Digital Strain During COVID-19 Pandemic!

Avoid digital strain during covid-19 pandemic
The coronavirus/covid-19 pandemic has millions of people around the world stuck at home. Adults and children are spending more time than ever on electronic devices — working, schooling or just trying to pass the time until we can be with friends and family again.

Computer vision syndrome or digital eye strain?

This is a temporary eye condition which is the result of focusing on a computer screen, tablets and smartphones for long periods of time without breaks. 

If you start feeling headaches, irritated eyes, burning sensation, blurry vision, dry eyes and or neck/shoulder pain.

Don’t worry…

Give yourself the best chance at avoiding digital eye strain by observing these guidelines:

  • Monitor location: ideally more than 25 inches from the eye and 6 inches below the horizontal level.
  • Anti-glare screens or glasses: will decrease the amount of light reflected from the screen.
  • Light effect: use suspended lights from the ceiling and windows with shades, blinds or curtains. Avoid light directly on eyes.
  • Air conditioners distance: avoid sitting at a location with direct blow on eyes from a blower or a. Or for a long time in a room with low humidity.
  • 20-20-20 rule: take short breaks for your eyes every 20minutes between your work for 20 seconds then look at objects that are at least 20 feet away.
  • Remind yourself to blink: it moistens the eyes to guard against dryness and irritation. For the most part, this activity that happens without us having to think too much about it. However, prolonged computer work typically decreases blinking without the worker realizing it. People blink approximately one-third fewer times when working on a computer, and many of these blinks are only partial lid closures. 
  • Ask your eye doctor about using artificial tears to help combat dry eyes. Get yourself checked for eye examination once a year.

Solutions To Contact Lens Irritation!

MBBS, DNB - Ophthalmology, FRCS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Solutions To Contact Lens Irritation!

There are many reasons why we are required to wear glasses or contact lenses including poor vision, farsightedness, inward eyelids and a variety of other conditions. These contact lenses have to clean, worn and stored properly so as to avoid complications in the eyes. Contact lens discomfort includes symptoms like redness, puffiness, swelling, itching, watering and burning of the eyes along with cloudy vision and pain. If you are facing contact lens discomfort, here is what you will need to do.

Cleanliness: The first thing to do when you face even a slight discomfort is to check your lenses properly. You will have to ensure that you clean your contact lenses before and after use, especially if they are not the disposable kind. Yet, any discomfort can point at the fact that there may be some contaminants and infections lurking around on the surface. Ensure that you clean the lenses again and then wear them. You must make sure that your hands are clean when you are handling them and that you are not using a lint ridden towel to dry them off as this lint can easily get onto the surface of the lenses and cause severe itching, irritation and burning.

Makeup: Have you used your make up before wearing your contact lenses? Then chances are that you have transferred some of that makeup onto the lenses while wearing them. This makeup can get trapped in the lenses and cause severe discomfort. So remember to apply your makeup only after you have worn your lenses, and remove the makeup only after you have removed the lenses so that you avoid any discomfort.

Type of Contact Lenses: Prolonged discomfort and pain may point at the fact that your contact lenses are less than ideal for you. You may want to book an appointment with your ophthalmologist in order to check the lens fit and size as well as the material of the lens, as unbeknownst to us, we may be allergic to certain material. Find out whether you need a hard or a soft material or if the soft disposable lenses have some elements that are not suiting your eyes and skin.

Environmental Factors: You may also want to check with your doctor about conditions like humidity and heat as well as harsh winters and rain in case your contact lenses are causing problems for you. The doctor may be able to change the contact lenses as per the weather conditions so that you are more comfortable.

Tear film stability and dryness of the eye should also be checked before wearing a certain type of contact lens.

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Contact Lens Irritation - How To Reduce It?

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Agra
Contact Lens Irritation - How To Reduce It?

There are many reasons why we are required to wear glasses or contact lenses including poor vision, farsightedness, inward eyelids and a variety of other conditions. These contact lenses have to be cleaned, worn and stored properly so as to avoid complications in the eyes. Contact lens discomfort includes symptoms like redness, puffiness, swelling, itching, watering and burning of the eyes along with cloudy vision and pain. If you are facing contact lens discomfort, here is what you will need to do.

Cleanliness: The first thing to do when you face even a slight discomfort is to check your lenses properly. You will have to ensure that you clean your contact lenses before and after use, especially if they are not the disposable kind. Yet, any discomfort can point at the fact that there may be some contaminants and infectants lurking around on the surface. Ensure that you clean the lenses again and then wear them. You must make sure that your hands are clean when you are handling them and that you are not using a lint ridden towel to dry them off as this lint can easily get onto the surface of the lenses and cause severe itching, irritation and burning.

Makeup: Have you used your make up before wearing your contact lenses? Then chances are that you have transferred some of that makeup onto the lenses while wearing them. This makeup can get trapped in the lenses and cause severe discomfort. So remember to apply your makeup only after you have worn your lenses, and remove the makeup only after you have removed the lenses so that you avoid any discomfort.

Type of Contact Lenses: Prolonged discomfort and pain may point at the fact that your contact lenses are less than ideal for you. You may want to book an appointment with your ophthalmologist in order to check the lens fit and size as well as the material of the lens, as unbeknownst to us, we may be allergic to certain material. Find out whether you need a hard or a soft material or if the soft disposable lenses have some elements that are not suiting your eyes and skin.

Environmental Factors: You may also want to check with your doctor about conditions like humidity and heat as well as harsh winters and rain in case your contact lenses are causing problems for you. The doctor may be able to change the contact lenses as per the weather conditions so that you are more comfortable.

Tear film stability and dryness of the eye should also be checked before wearing a certain type of contact lens.

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Contact Lens - What To Do When Experiencing Discomfort Using It?

MD - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Navi Mumbai
Contact Lens - What To Do When Experiencing Discomfort Using It?

There are many reasons why we are required to wear glasses or contact lenses including poor vision, far sightedness, inward eyelids and a variety of other conditions. These contact lenses have to cleaned, worn and stored properly so as to avoid complications in the eyes. Contact lens discomfort includes symptoms like redness, puffiness, swelling, itching, watering and burning of the eyes along with cloudy vision and pain.

If you are facing contact lens discomfort, here is what you will need to do.

Cleanliness: The first thing to do when you face even a slight discomfort is to check your lenses properly. You will have to ensure that you clean your contact lenses before and after use, especially if they are not the disposable kind. Yet, any discomfort can point at the fact that there may be some contaminants and infectants lurking around on the surface. Ensure that you clean the lenses again and then wear them. You must make sure that your hands are clean when you are handling them and that you are not using a lint ridden towel to dry them off as this lint can easily get onto the surface of the lenses and cause severe itching, irritation and burning.

Make Up: Have you used your make up before wearing your contact lenses? Then chances are that you have transferred some of that makeup onto the lenses while wearing them. This makeup can get trapped in the lenses and cause severe discomfort. So remember to apply your makeup only after you have worn your lenses, and remove the makeup only after you have removed the lenses so that you avoid any discomfort.

Type of Contact Lenses: Prolonged discomfort and pain may point at the fact that your contact lenses are less than ideal for you. You may want to book an appointment with your ophthalmologist in order to check the lens fit and size as well as the material of the lens, as unbeknownst to us, we may be allergic to certain material. Find out whether you need a hard or a soft material or if the soft disposable lenses have some elements that are not suiting your eyes and skin.

Environmental Factors: You may also want to check with your doctor about conditions like humidity and heat as well as harsh winters and rain in case your contact lenses are causing problems for you. The doctor may be able to change the contact lenses as per the weather conditions so that you are more comfortable.

Tear film stability and dryness of the eye should also be checked before wearing a certain type of contact lens.

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Dry Eye Syndrome - How Ayurveda Can Help?

BAMS, CRAV - Ophthalmology
Ayurvedic Doctor, Gurgaon
Dry Eye Syndrome - How Ayurveda Can Help?

Dry eyes are a very common condition that causes itchiness and discomfort in the eyes and can lead to further complications, if not treated. This happens when the tear glands don’t produce enough tears or the tears don’t have the natural lubricating and disinfecting properties.

Symptoms

Symptoms of dry eyes are very simple to notice. The patient will feel the following sensations:

  • Extreme itchiness.

  • Pain from scratching.

  • Light sensitivity.

  • A burning sensation in the eyes.

  • A sensation that something is in the eyes when there is not.

  • The eyes can get red from scratching or even without scratching.

  • Eye fatigue and blurred vision.

  • Unable to form tears even when eyelashes or some foreign particle gets in the eye.

Sometimes the eyes get watery but it still does not feel lubricated.

Causes and Risk Factors

The cause of dry eyes is basically lack of lubrication in the eyes. This can happen due to:

  • Lack of tear secretion from the tear glands.

  • Wrong composition of the tears.

  • Tear duct imbalance due to hormone replacement therapy.

  • Imbalance due to antidepressants.

  • Hormonal imbalance due to chronic stress and anxiety.

  • Irritation of the eyes due to prolonged exposure to bright lights or the computer screen.

  • Exposure to cold and dry weather.

  • Diabetes.

  • Rheumatoid arthritis.

  • Scleroderma.

  • Thyroid imbalance.

  • Vitamin A deficiency.

Old age, neurological diseases, and extreme strain on the eyes from reading a lot, be it books or staring at the screen, are risk factors for the condition. Women are more likely to have dry eyes than men. People who wear contact lenses are more likely to get the condition than people who wear spectacles.

Effects

Apart from the obvious discomfort, dry eyes pose other risks like:

  • The chances of glaucoma or other eye problems due to the dryness and the resultant relentless scratching.

  • Injury to the nerves in the eyes due to scratching.

  • An easy target for infections because the natural tears has antibacterial properties that the eyes are no longer receiving enough.

  • Corneal ulcer.

Ayurvedic Treatment

Dry eye syndrome of Shushkakshipaka can be treated with Ayurvedic medicine without any side effect. Ayurvedic treatment restores the vitamins in the body and manages inflammation of the eye nerves and eyelids.

This is a simple solution that does not involve plugs, antibiotics, or blood. With healthy lifestyle practice like avoiding smoking, using a lubricating eye drop, and eating all the vitamin-rich food, Ayurvedic medicine can help manage dry eye syndrome and keep the symptoms at bay.

Take Away

Dry eye is a common condition of eye getting dried up because of various physiological factors. One can cure it ayurvedic treatment. However, it is always advised to consult an ayurvedic specialist before going for any of the ayurvedic treatment.

 

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Contact Lens Discomfort - What Should You Do?

Dr.Harshavardhan Ghorpade 89% (39ratings)
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - Ophthalmology, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Navi Mumbai
Contact Lens Discomfort - What Should You Do?

There are many reasons why we are required to wear glasses or contact lenses including poor vision, far sightedness, inward eyelids and a variety of other conditions. These contact lenses have to cleaned, worn and stored properly so as to avoid complications in the eyes. Contact lens discomfort includes symptoms like redness, puffiness, swellingitching, watering and burning of the eyes along with cloudy vision and pain.

If you are facing contact lens discomfort, here is what you will need to do:

  • Cleanliness: The first thing to do when you face even a slight discomfort is to check your lenses properly. You will have to ensure that you clean your contact lenses before and after use, especially if they are not the disposable kind. Yet, any discomfort can point at the fact that there may be some contaminants and infectants lurking around on the surface. Ensure that you clean the lenses again and then wear them. You must make sure that your hands are clean when you are handling them and that you are not using a lint ridden towel to dry them off as this lint can easily get onto the surface of the lenses and cause severe itching, irritation and burning.
  • Make Up: Have you used your make up before wearing your contact lenses? Then chances are that you have transferred some of that makeup onto the lenses while wearing them. This makeup can get trapped in the lenses and cause severe discomfort. So, remember to apply your makeup only after you have worn your lenses, and remove the makeup only after you have removed the lenses so that you avoid any discomfort.
  • Type of Contact Lenses: Prolonged discomfort and pain may point at the fact that your contact lenses are less than ideal for you. You may want to book an appointment with your ophthalmologist in order to check the lens fit and size as well as the material of the lens, as unbeknownst to us, we may be allergic to certain material. Find out whether you need a hard or a soft material or if the soft disposable lenses have some elements that are not suiting your eyes and skin.
  • Environmental Factors: You may also want to check with your doctor about conditions like humidity and heat as well as harsh winters and rain in case your contact lenses are causing problems for you. The doctor may be able to change the contact lenses as per the weather conditions so that you are more comfortable.

Tear film stability and dryness of the eye should also be checked before wearing a certain type of contact lens.

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6 Different Options to Treat Farsightedness (Hyperopia) | Eye Problem

MD - Acupuncture, Diploma In Accupuncture, Advanced Diploma In Accupuncture
Acupuncturist, Delhi
6 Different Options to Treat Farsightedness (Hyperopia) | Eye Problem

Farsightedness or hyperopia is a condition where you see far or distant objects clearly, but not objects up close which get blurred. It is caused when light rays overshoot the retina and focus behind it.

6 Different Ways to Treat Farsightedness or hyperopia

  1. Homeopathic Treatment of Farsightedness
  2. Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Farsightedness
  3. Psychotherapy Treatment of Farsightedness
  4. Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Farsightedness
  5. Surgical Treatment of Farsightedness
  6. Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Farsightedness
  7. Alternative Treatment of Farsightedness​

Homeopathic Treatment of Farsightedness

Homeopathic remedies are useful in the treatment of various eye problems including farsightedness and shortsightedness. Some of the homeopathic remedies for farsightedness are:

  1. Calcarea
  2. Ruta
  3. Apis
  4. Pulsatilla
  5. Silica

Acupuncture & Acupressure Treatment of Farsightedness

Acupuncture helps to increase the blood flow to the brain and eye. It helps in stimulating the retinal nerve growth factors and leading to metabolic changes in the central nervous system. It focuses on the activation of eye muscles to facilitate eye focusing.

Conventional / Allopathic Treatment of Farsightedness

The conventional or allopathic treatment for farsightedness is the use of glasses and contact lenses.

Surgical Treatment of Farsightedness

There are different types of surgeries that are used in the treatment of farsightedness:

  • Photoreactive keratectomy (PRK) – The process uses a laser to flatten the back of the eye to help the images focus more closely to the retina.
  • Laser-assisted in situ keratomileuses (LASIK) – it involves cutting a flap in the cornea and then removing some of the corneal tissue with a laser, and then the flap is replaced.
  • Laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy (LASEK) – Instead of creating a flap in the cornea, the surgeon creates a flap involving only the cornea’s thin protective cover (epithelium).

Dietary & Herbal Treatment of Farsightedness Eye Problem

  1. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
  2. Eat dark green leafy foods
  3. Eat foods rich in vitamin A
  4. Avoid the intake of refined sugars and processed foods

Symptoms of Farsightedness

You can opt for the mentioned above treatment for Farsightedness if you facing one of these symptoms:

  1. Nearby objects may appear blurry
  2. You need to squint to see clearly
  3. Constant blurred vision
  4. Eye strain, burning eyes and aching
  5. A general feeling of irritability and nervousness
  6. Eye discomfort or a headache doing close tasks, such as reading, writing, computer work or drawing
  7. Causes of Farsightedness
  8. Eyeball being too small
  9. The focusing power being too weak

Risk factors of Farsightedness

  1. Hereditary factors

Complications of Farsightedness

  1. Glaucoma
  2. Lazy eye
  3. Crossed eyes

Diagnosis of Farsightedness

Hyperopia is diagnosed by a basic eye exam. A complete eye examination involves the following tests.

  1. Eye movement testing
  2. Glaucoma testing
  3. Refraction test
  4. Retinal examination
  5. Slit-lamp examination
  6. Visual acuity

Precautions & Prevention for Farsightedness

  1. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables
  2. Do not smoke
  3. Use good lighting
  4. Use the right glasses
  5. Wear sunglasses that block UV radiation
  6. Have your eyes checked regularly

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Signs Of Conjunctivitis & How Can It Be Managed!

Cornea Cataract & Lasik
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Signs Of Conjunctivitis & How Can It Be Managed!

A red eye is one of the first and most common symptoms of conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis is the inflammation of the tissue that lies over the white part of the eye and lines the inner side of the eyelid. It is usually the result of a viral infection and can easily spread from one person to another. Conjunctivitis can also be a symptom of STDs like gonorrhea or Chlamydia. In newborns, conjunctivitis can be vision threatening while in grownups it is not considered a serious health risk. 

The symptoms of conjunctivitis differ according to the cause of the infection. Some common symptoms of conjunctivitis are:

  • Green or white discharge from the eye
  • Redness of the white part of the eye
  • Inflammation of the eye lid
  • Waking up to crusted yellow discharge
  • Itchiness and burning in the eyes
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Blurred vision

An eye examination and testing a sample of the fluid secreted by the eye can be used to diagnose conjunctivitis.  It can easily be treated at home and does not require hospitalization. Antibiotics are often given in the form of eye drops and ointments to treat conjunctivitis. These usually need to be applied 3-4 times a day for a period of 5-6 days. Wash your eyes before putting the eye drops. Once applied, close your eyes and roll the eyeball around to distribute the medicine and keep it from overflowing out of the eye. Wash your hands immediately after applying the eye drops.

Viral conjunctivitis is highly contagious. If you are suffering from it, you should take a few days off work and restrict your social interactions. Wash your hands frequently as you may unconsciously rub your eyes. This is especially important with regards to meals and finger foods. Also, avoid sharing towels, pillow cases etc to minimize the transmission of the disease from one person to another.  
Avoid using makeup while being treated for conjunctivitis. With conjunctivitis, the eye is more sensitive to irritants and thus a speck of makeup can worsen the situation. Also avoid contacts. If you wear contacts regularly, dispose the current set and start using a fresh set after your doctor gives you a clean chit. 

Artificial tears or non prescription eye drops can also be used to relieve the itchiness and burning in the infected eye. If only one eye had been affected by conjunctivitis, do not use the same eye drop bottle for both eyes.

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What Is Meibomianitis And How Can We Treat It?

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Ghaziabad
What Is Meibomianitis And How Can We Treat It?

Meibomianitis is a disease that occurs when the lubrication glands of the eyes called Meibomian glands malfunction. The function of these glands is to produce oil that keeps our eyes lubricated and moisturised. Due to some reasons that we shall be looking at later, these small glands flip their switch and start producing excessive oil or just get inflamed causing Meibomianitis.

Bacteria also collect and prosper on the eyelids in the extra oil adding to the malaise.

So, how do you confirm that you have Meibomianitis?

Look out for these symptoms:

  1. watery eyes

  2. swelling and redness of eyelids

  3. burning sensation in eyes

  4. itchiness

  5. flaking skin around eyes

  6. crusted eyelashes

  7. light sensitivity

  8. frequent styes or bumps along the eyelids typically caused due to excess oil secretion and inflamed Meibomian gland

  9. excessive blinking

  10. blurred vision

  11. loss of eyelashes

  12. dry eyes

Like with all diseases, the severity of symptoms varies from patient to patient. A few may experience only mild symptoms, while others have to grapple with severe irritation and burning.

We suggest that you don’t wait for your symptoms to become extreme before you visit your doctor.

Root Causes of Meibomianitis:

We already know that Meibomianitis occurs when the meibomian glands in the eyelids don’t function properly.

But why does this happen?

The answer is that Meibomianitis is caused by any condition that increases oil production in oil glands. Like:

  1. hormonal changes, especially during adolescence

  2. allergies

  3. skin conditions, such as acne and rosacea

  4. eyelash lice

  5. acne medications which actually encourage the growth of bacteria on the eyelids

  6. A few contact lens solutions

  7. Infected eye makeup

Meibomianitis, however, is not contagious.

Diagnosis and Cure:

When you go to a doctor with symptoms of meibomianitis, he will examine your eyes, focusing on eyelids and the front surface of your eyeball. By doing this, he will be able to identify whether you have blocked meibomian glands.

Next, he will use a swab to collect a sample of the crust or oil from your eyes and send this sample to a lab to be tested for bacteria.

If the test is positive, your doctor will recommend a thorough cleaning of your eyelids with warm water. He may also prescribe antibiotics or steroids to treat your eye condition in form of eye drops or creams applied directly to your eyelids, or in pill form.

Apart from this, you may have to forego wearing of contact lenses and treatment for your acne and rosacea. We also recommend that you go make-up free as this causes a buildup of bacteria and always maintain proper eye hygiene so that your oil glands remain infection- free always.

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Ayurvedic Treatment for Eyesight Improvement - Best Remedies

Dr.Sanjeev Bhargava 92% (191ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Gurgaon
Ayurvedic Treatment for Eyesight Improvement - Best Remedies

The eyes are very delicate and highly vulnerable to injuries from the outside environment. Eyecare is very important, as some eye problems can lead to a complete loss of vision. In Ayurveda, the term ‘Drishti dosha’ has been used to refer to eyesight issues.

Ayurveda has identified and also explained a number of eyesight disorders. It has identified the causes, symptoms, and different kinds of treatment for these eye disorders. To improve eyesight, various ayurvedic remedies can be helpful to improve it.

Causes of Frail Eyesight

Weak eyesight is a common problem faced by people nowadays. Its major causes are-

  1. Increased pollution in our surroundings leads to the accumulation of dust within the eyes. This is a major cause of eye-related disorders.
  2. Excessive use of computers, laptops and smartphones stresses the eyes which are very sensitive organs.
  3. An unhealthy lifestyle including overconsumption of junk food, lack of sleep, irregular sleeping hours, mental disturbance and constant exposure to bright light weaken the eyes.

Symptoms of Fall EyeSight

Though the symptoms of eye-related problems vary from one type of disorder to another, there are certain common symptoms which include-

  1. Redness and watering of the eye
  2. Blurred vision
  3. Itching and burning of eyes
  4. Pain and swelling in or around the eye area
  5. Excessive blinking of the eyes

Ayurvedic Treatment for Eyesight Improvement

Ayurveda has several remedies that one can use to correct eyesight. These remedies are easy to follow and include simple tasks one can undertake on a daily basis:

  1. Indian gooseberry or amla is known to contain a high amount of Vitamin C, antioxidants and other nutrients to improve sight. The vitamin C contained in this fruit improves the function of the retina. One can consume 2-5 teaspoons of amla juice with some warm water in the morning and evening to improve vision. One can also consume the juice of this fruit with honey to improve the quality of vision.
  2. Visual acuity is used to determine visual strength. To improve visual acuity, there are several Ayurvedic remedies. One such ayurvedic remedies to improve eyesight is to consume a mixture of fennel, almond, and sugar with milk every day before bedtime. The three ingredients must be powdered and mixed in an equal ratio for this remedy.
  3. Coriander leaf juice is an effective ayurvedic remedy for improving eyesight. It can be mixed with honey and consumed fresh each day to improve vision.

Ayurveda provides several natural solutions to improve eyesight issues. One can practice these simple natural home remedies to improve vision. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!


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