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Redness and watery discharge in my eyes since week. Please give me a proper suggestion.

Dr.Prakhar Singh 96% (4843ratings)
MBBS, Basic Life Support (B.L.S), Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE)
General Physician, Delhi
Redness and watery discharge in my eyes since week. Please give me a proper suggestion.
Viruses can cause conjunctivitis, such as the familiar red eyes, sore throat, and runny nose of a common cold. Viral conjunctivitis usually produces a watery mucous discharge and lasts from 1 to 2 weeks. Infectious conjunctivitis, commonly known as "pink eye, can be quite contagious. Let's have a detailed discussion to ensure proper treatment.
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Orbital Cellulitis - Have Ayurveda At Your Rescue!

BAMS, CRAV - Ophthalmology
Ayurvedic Doctor, Gurgaon
Orbital Cellulitis - Have Ayurveda At Your Rescue!

Infection of the soft tissues in the eye socket is known as orbital cellulitis. It is a serious infection that can cause permanent vision damage and fatal complications. Such an infection can occur at any age, although it commonly affects children. It is known as orbital cellulitis since it develops behind the eyeball, i.e. in the orbit of the eye.

One may also suffer from Periorbital Cellulitis when the infection occurs in front of the eyeball. Such an infection can spread to the skin around the eye but is less serious compared to orbital cellulitis. Nevertheless, both kinds of cellulitis require immediate attention.


Orbital cellulitis is a kind of infection that involves the muscle and fat tissues in the orbit of eyes. The infection precipitates an inflammation of the soft tissues which, in effect, can push out the eye of the orbit. This leads to swelling, pain, and protrusion of the eye.

However, there may also be other symptoms like:

  • Limited movement of eyeballs or pain while moving the eyeballs

  • Sudden loss of vision

  • Swollen and red eyelid

  • Difficult opening of eyes

  • Discharge from eye

  • Fever

  • Loss of appetite

  • Fatigue

  • Headache, etc.


Since the infection can spread rapidly, it needs to be treated early. Treatment may include the application of antibiotics, surgical intervention, etc.

  • Using Antibiotics: Immediate application of antibiotics is the primary recommendation of any doctor when you are diagnosed with orbital cellulitis. The antibiotic has to be administered intravenously.

  • Surgical Intervention: It includes draining the accumulated fluid from the infected eye, removing foreign objects, if any, getting a culture sample for analysis, and application of precise antibiotics.

Despite these treatments being available, it must be said that treating orbital cellulitis is a difficult task. Ayurveda can be a potent remedy against this dreaded disease.

Ayurveda For Orbital Cellulitis

Studies have been conducted to assess the effectiveness of herbs in treating orbital cellulitis. For one such study, researchers adopted the Bidalaka procedure as laid down in ancient Ayurvedic text. The procedure entails the application of a paste of selected herbs on the eyelid. It is a concoction of herbs having analgesics, antibiotics, anti-inflammatory as well as soothing property. This line of treatment is also similar to a conventional line of treatment. Owing to the unique mode of application, the bioavailability of all the herbs in the paste is more. This leads to a high rate of absorption of the beneficial elements which in turn can offer quick relief from symptoms. In the study, the bidalaka procedure has led to significant improvement in symptoms of the patient.

Take Away

Infection is the Orbital Cellulitis can be cured with proper care and Ayurvedic treatment. However, it is always advisable to consult an ayurvedic specialist before going for any of Ayurvedic herbs and treatment.

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Ophthalmologist - Why To Visit One?

Dr.Vrij Bhushan 86% (25ratings)
MD - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Dehradun
Ophthalmologist - Why To Visit One?

When was the last time you visited an ophthalmologist? Chances are that unless you faced a problem in your eyes recently, it must have been months or even years. Most people only visit an eye specialist’s clinic when they experience some eye problem.

This is not a good practice since the best way to avoid severe eye complications is to detect them in their early stages. Since some eye conditions are asymptomatic in their early stages, these conditions cannot be detected without a comprehensive eye exam. Either you must be aware of warning signs or visit an ophthalmologist once a year to avoid eye problems getting severe.

Warning signs that need immediate attention:

  1. Blurry Vision: If your vision has suddenly got blurry or you are not able to focus clearly on objects, then this can be due to an underlying health issue. In case the blurry vision is in any one eye, and it comes and goes, an eye examination must be scheduled as soon as possible.
  2. Obstructed Vision: If you are experiencing any visual disturbances in the form of flashes of light, floaters or obstruction of vision, then you need to visit an eye specialist within 24 hours. Such symptoms may be the result of some underlying retinal pathology or may lead to retinal detachment, retinal tear or retinal hole.
  3. Far or near sight: Over time, some people tend to shift their books or computer screens a little further away from their usual reading distance to improve clarity. This can be a sign of gradual blurring of vision, and it indicates that it’s time to have your eyes examined. The reverse also calls for the same. If you are reading a book or viewing the TV or computer screen closer than usual, then you need to visit an eye specialist.
  4. Headaches: Another sign that indicates vision problems is headaches. If you are experiencing frequent headaches, then this is a sign of vision problem. Since vision change is usually slow and imperceptible in its initial stage, a frequent headache serves as a warning sign.
  5. Eye pain: Temporary eye pain or strain is normal and is not a cause of worry since it usually occurs during seasonal changes or cold and flu. However, persisting eye pain or fatigue that last for over a few days is an indicator of some eye infection or serious health condition.
  6. Squinting: Other than that, squinting is one of the common warning signs of future eye problems. Squinting is a disorder in which both eyes don't look in the same direction at the same time. This may result in blurred vision in children and can be corrected by wearing correction glasses. If you squint more than normal, then it is time for you to have your eyes checked.
  7. Irritation and redness: If you are experiencing itchiness, redness, and discharge from your eyes, then you may have an eye infection. Consult your eye specialist and have the infection treated as soon as possible to avoid further complications.

Prevention is always better than cure and eyes are one part of your body that you most likely ignore unless the problems start looming large. When the warning signs are felt, it is better to seek medical attention to rule out any sort of complication.

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Child's Vision - Know Common Problems Of It!

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology, MD - Social & Preventive Medicine / Community Medicine
Ophthalmologist, Bhopal
Child's Vision - Know Common Problems Of  It!

A child’s sense of vision is constantly developing through infancy and childhood. At the same time, there are a number of diseases and eye conditions that may affect a child’s vision. The more common amongst these affect the child’s ability to focus and the alignment of the eyes. These include:

  1. Amblyopia or lazy eyeThis condition refers to underdeveloped vision in one eye. It is a fairly common condition and may be caused by the misalignment of eyes. In such cases, both eyeballs look in different directions and are unable to focus on one object.
  2. PtosisIn such cases, the upper eyelid droops and partially covers the eye thereby obstructing vision.
  3. Conjunctivitis or pink eyeThis refers to a bacterial or viral infection that causes inflammation of the conjunctiva. It is highly contagious and characterised by an itchy discharge in one or both eyes and the reddening of the white part of the eye.
  4. ChalazionChalazion is characterised by the development of a small lump on an eyelid. This typically occurs as a result of the clogging of the meibomian gland.
  5. Stye: Styes are a common childhood occurrence. It is usually caused by an infected eyelash and appears as a sore, red lump on the eyelid edge.
  6. Preseptal or orbital cellulitisOrbital cellulitis usually develops as a result of an eyelid infection or upper respiratory infection. It could also be the result of trauma. Some of the typical symptoms of this condition include redness of the eyes, swelling and pain around the eyes. The swelling may even keep the eye from opening completely.
  7. Blocked tear duct: If the tear duct is blocked, the risk of eye infection is greatly increased. As a result, the child’s eyes may water excessively.

In almost all cases of eye infection, the earlier it is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat and the less permanent damage it can cause. Hence, it is important to get your child’s eyes checked regularly by an ophthalmologist. Ideally, a child’s eyes should be screened at least once between the ages of six months to a year and between three to three and a half years.

Once they start going to school, their eyes should be checked at the slightest complaint of vision problems. This is because refractive errors such as nearsightedness or farsightedness and astigmatism may develop at this age. In many cases, if a child wears corrective glasses in the early stages of such refractive problems, the condition may resolve itself.

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Discharge From Eyes - Possible Reasons Behind It!

MD - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Navi Mumbai
Discharge From Eyes - Possible Reasons Behind It!
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I have hot sensation on the eyes with watery discharge after prolonged reading on mobile and laptop with fever sometimes of 99.5 deg. Daily reading of 16 hrs Pl advice.

Dr.Sandhya Krishnamurthy 94% (11263ratings)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
I have hot sensation on the eyes with watery discharge after prolonged reading on mobile and laptop with fever someti...
Hi, Use Opthocare eye drops 2drops to each eye, 2-3 times a day. Relax for 5mins every one hour by closing the eyes with your palms.
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Hello doc Mai jab v subah uth ta hu to mere pillow pe eyes se pani nikla hua milta h? Aisa q Avi kch dino se red color ka pani nikal rha h blood type please help me doc.

Dr.Deepak 92% (7328ratings)
Homeopath, Kolkata
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Mai jab v subah uth ta hu to mere pillow pe eyes se pani nikla hua milta h? Aisa q Avi kch dino se red colo...
Kindly get your eye checked long with CBC BT & CT. Fir now take a dose of Phosphorus 30 and give me a follow-up
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Dr, I yawn a lot, mostly continuously. Besides, at the same time I have lot of watery discharge from the eyes, during which, I have to keep on wiping my eyes. What should I do?

General Physician, Mumbai
Dr, I yawn a lot, mostly continuously. Besides, at the same time I have lot of watery discharge from the eyes, during...
I will suggest you to get your eyes checked for refractive error and I will suggest you to do yoga daily for keeping your self fit and Get your vital parameters of the body checked from a nearby doctor and follow up with findings.
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My cousin is having a whitish substance coming from her eyes again and again. So please suggest something.

Dr.Deepanjli 93% (653ratings)
Punjabi University, DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery), NDDY(Naturopathy and Yoga)
Homeopath, Mohali
My cousin is having a whitish substance coming from her eyes again and again. So please suggest something.
It seems that he is suffering from infection may be superadded to allergic conjunctivitis. So keep the eyes clean. May wash eyes gently with cotton boiled in water and then cooled down .Keep face towel clean and separate. He may instill Euphrasia eye drops twice a day for 3 days. If no relief, consult a local eye specialist.
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Swollen eye conjunctivitis with white pus like discharge, from past 5 days, using ofloxacin every hour no relief still. Please advice.

Dr.Shreyas Shah 89% (157ratings)
MBBS, DNB (Ophthalmology), ROP
Ophthalmologist, Coimbatore
Use gatifloxacin eye ointment 2 times a day, moxifloxacin/ gatifloxacin eye drops 4 times a day and any over the counter lubricating eye drops. Give it about a week. You should be fine.
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