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Sir many time of these days, I have "sardi, itchy eyes and nose, water fall in my nose, How can I treat this?

Dr. Karuna Chawla 96% (2539 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Noida
Sir many time of these days, I have "sardi, itchy eyes and nose, water fall in my nose, How can I treat this?
It seems you r suffering from allergic rhinitis which has progressed to sore throat. Do saline gargles daily. Whenever possible do steam inhalation also. Cover your nose and mouth with hanky for at least 30 sec when you go in dusty areas also when you go in and out of AC. As our nose is the most sensitive part of our body, When there is temperature difference between two rooms or inside n outside, then if we not protect our nose, it gets affected. Homeopathic treatment has very encouraging results and gives relief in long term please ask for consultation with detailed information so that I can help you better.
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My 7-year-old daughter has started blinking a lot. It seems she is unaware. Am getting worried if it is tics. Please advise.

Dr. Jayvirsinh Chauhan 93% (14931 ratings)
MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
My 7-year-old daughter has started blinking a lot. It seems she is unaware. Am getting worried if it is tics. Please ...
You can consult a neurophysician. After that Proper diagnosis you can consult me through Lybrate for homoeopathic treatment..
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Foot Care & Eye Care In Diabetes!

Dr. Deep Dutta 90% (521 ratings)
MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Endocrinology, DNB Endocrinology, MNAMS, Speciality Certificate (Endo. & Diab.) (MRCP, UK), Fellow of American College of Endocrinology (FACE)
Endocrinologist, Bangalore
Foot Care & Eye Care In Diabetes!

When you are suffering from Diabetes, you need to take extra care of your feet and eyes. Both these parts of the body are heavily affected during this disease. In fact, your diet should also be taken in such a way that it maintains good eye sight and proper foot care. Apart from drinking lots of water and controlling your diet, you need to take special care of your eyes and feet. Here are a few tips that might help you to take good care of these two parts of your body.

Foot Care:

  1. You must make sure that your medical practitioner does a complete foot care check up for you, at least once every year. If you have been suffering from any foot problems prior to the development of diabetes, then it is all the more necessary to take care of your feet and get it checked by the doctor.
  2. Make sure that your nails are properly trimmed and corns removed. Your feet should always be neat, tidy and clean. Even a little cut or injury needs to be treated immediately lest they spread infection into the blood stream.
  3. Always be careful of the socks and shoes that you wear. They must be regularly washed and cleaned. Do not wear soiled socks or smelly socks. It might only aggravate the problem.
  4. Go for regular foot massage and even a pedicure if need be to keep your feet clean and ensure proper, unrestricted flow of blood.

Eye Care:

  1. Visit you ophthalmologist once a year regularly so that any problem with your eyes can be detected at the earliest.
  2. Keep your sodium intake in check as well as your blood pressure levels. High blood pressure can damage the blood cells of the eyes. Thus, keeping your pressure levels in check is mandatory.
  3. If you are a smoker, it is best to quit smoking if you have fallen prey to diabetes. Smoking can damage blood vessels apart from the various other health adversities it normally causes.

Thus, these are some of the alternative lifestyles that you can look into while taking care of your eyes and feet during diabetes as these parts of the body are vital. Diabetes is a disease which starts affecting different body parts and weakens them one by one. Thus, special care is needed at all times when you suffer from this disease.

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Signs Of Conjunctivitis & How Can It Be Managed!

Bharti Eye Hospitals 87% (25 ratings)
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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6 Ways To Maintain Your Eye Health!

Dr. S K Tyagi 90% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Medicine, SR(Cardiology), PGDHA
General Physician, Delhi
6 Ways To Maintain Your Eye Health!

Your eyes are one of the most important sense organs, which help in perceiving up to 80 percent of all major impressions. All your important daily activity like reading, internet surfing, driving etc are done with the help of your eyes. You should never take your eyes for granted. There are many ways in which you can take care of your eyes to ensure that you see and experience the world at its very best. 

  1. Quit SmokingSmoking makes you vulnerable to a majority of health related problems. When it comes to the health of your eyes, smoking can place you at a risk of uveitis (inflammation of the middle layer of your eye which includes ciliary body, iris and choroid) and cataracts (clouding of the lens in your eyes leading to a blurry vision).
  2. Wear sunglasses: Proper sunglasses can protect you from the harmful ultra violet (UV) rays of the sun. You should still use sunglasses even if your contact lenses offer UV protection. Too much of UV rays can cause pingeucula (yellow bump on the eyeball) and other serious eye problems. Polarized lenses can help to give your eyes proper protection while driving.
  3. Screen time: Minimize the amount of time staring at the computer screen as it can cause
  4. Anti- Glare:  Use an anti-glare screen on your computer at work so that the strain and pressure on your eyes are less.
  5. Regular exercise: Exercise such as walking can prevent degeneration of the macula (present in the center of the retina in your eyes) which typically occurs by the time you reach the age of 60.
  6. Don't Ignore: You should look at changes in your vision as an early warning sign. The changes would include difficulty to see in low light, hazy and double vision, along with abnormal swelling and severe pain in your eyes.

You should visit your eye doctor for check ups at least once every two years. Eye diseases like diabetic retinopathy have no early warning symptoms and can only be diagnosed through a comprehensive eye exam. You should also ensure that the prescription for your contact lenses and eye glasses are up to date.

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Refractive Surgery For Myopia And ICL - What All Should You Know?

Dr. Ashok Hansaria 86% (58 ratings)
MBBS, M S (Ophthalmology )
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Refractive Surgery For Myopia And ICL - What All Should You Know?

Myopia is a refractive defect in vision, which mainly occurs when light does not focus on the retina of the eye. Myopia, also called shortsightedness is the condition where distant objects look obscure or are blurred. This is because light is focused in front of the retina rather than onto it, which causes blurring of the distant objects.

American Optometric Association estimates that almost 30% of people suffer from myopia globally.

Causes-

  1. Children are diagnosed with myopia usually between 8 to 12 years of age. During this phase, a child experiences a growth spurt, and the body undergoes several changes. The eyes are no exception to this rule as the shape of the eyes change too. However, in some children this change can manifest as eye problems like myopia.
  2. In Adults, myopia is a secondary problem caused by primary problems like diabetes.
  3. Constantly staring at a computer/mobile screen at a stretch can tire out your visual apparatus. Once this happens, the eyes will try to adjust and consequently, myopia occurs.
  4. Genetic predisposition

Refractive Surgery-
Refractive surgery is an effective method, used for correcting your vision. There are various surgical procedures meant for adjusting the eye's focusing capability. This is done by altering the shape of the cornea (the transparent layer forming the front of the eye), or clearing the front portion of your eye. Another procedure includes embedding a lens inside your eye. LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a widely performed surgery used to reshape the cornea of the eyes. Other procedures include Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), Laser-assisted sub epithelial keratomileusis (LASEK) and Epithelial laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (Epi-LASIK).

This is further divided into two main procedures-

  1. Surface Treatment where the skin on the surface of the cornea is removed and then the laser is applied on the surface of the stroma. The laser corrects myopia and modifies the shape of the cornea.
  2. Flap treatment also called laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK), employs a blade or a special laser in order to cut a thin flap on the surface of the cornea, which is then peeled backwards, and the laser is applied on the body of the cornea. At the end, the flap is replaced.

While suffering from myopia, the images are focused in front of the retina due to a longer eye or steeper corneal curve. After surgery, the images are pushed directly onto the retina or closer.

Complications-

  • Scarring
  • Infections
  • Overcorrected or undercorrected vision
  • Loss of the corneal flap or the need of a corneal graft

Benefits of the Surgery-
Refractive surgery is a good option for the patients because-

  1. It reduces the dependence on glasses or contact lens
  2. They do not cause any eye disease
  3. Offers a safe and stable refractive eyesight

Post-Operative Care-
A comprehensive eye evaluation is to be done to evaluate the physiological and anatomic condition of the eye. The doctor also prescribes certain eye drops that should be routinely applied.

Implantable Contact Lens-
The ICL (Implantable Contact Lens) is a ‘refractive error solution’ for those who wish to remove power for high quality vision correction. It is also used to correct the widest range of myopia.
ICL is a soft contact lens implanted into the eye through a small incision. The procedure takes only 5-10 minutes. Since it is like a permanent fixture of the eye, there is no need to remove it frequently, unlike any normal contact lens, which requires a lot of maintenance.

Advantages-

  1. It is less painful and needs no hospital stays
  2. Provides good quality and sharp vision
  3. Can be easily removed or replaced
  4. It is invisible from the outside
  5. Recovery and healing is faster

Implanted in over thousands of people worldwide, the amazing improvement in vision quality after using ICL has proved its capability over the last 15 years. Some people also consider ICL as an alternative to LASIK because the ICL takes refractive surgery beyond the limits of LASIK. Hence, the ICL is not just an alternative; it is a good choice for superior quality of vision.

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Hi, I want to know in my eyes why the extra skin is coming just near to the eyebrow and can any medicine can help.

Dr. Prashant K Vaidya 91% (4520 ratings)
Diploma In Gastroenterology, Diploma In Dermatology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hi, I want to know in my eyes why the extra skin is coming just near to the eyebrow and can any medicine can help.
Causes: Serious conditions. In some cases, droopy eyelid is caused by more serious conditions, such as a stroke, brain tumor, or cancer of the nerves or muscles. Neurological disorders that affect the nerves or muscles of the eyes — such as myasthenia gravis — can also lead to ptosis. Suggestion: Exercise 1: To strengthen droopy upper eyelids. ... Exercise 2: To lift the upper eyelids. Exercise 3: To strengthen the forehead and lift the eyebrows. Exercise 4: To strengthen and tone the delicate eyelid area. Exercise 5: To strengthen the muscles of the eyebrow area.
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Hi, My age is 33 year, from 2 to 3 day may eye are sticky, and remain red whole day. And when I wake up from sleep my eyes are full off sticky substance.

Dr. Manvinder Kaur 91% (1029 ratings)
PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
Hi, My age is 33 year, from 2 to 3 day may eye are sticky, and remain red whole day. And when I wake up from sleep my...
It could be due to conjuctivitis viral / allergic / bacterial, stye/ dry eyes etc. Keep it clean. Eye drops as per the cause. Do cold compress if allergic cause
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