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Home Remedies For Eye Pain: Procedure, Recovery, Risk & Complication

What is the remedy about?

An eye pain or conjunctivitis is a very common problem that affects one in every five individual. Your eyes can turn red and you can easily spread these diseases if you have such conditions. You have to seek immediate medical attention if you are undergoing such problems. Alternatively you can opt for some home remedies that can keep the condition at bay.

  1. Warm Compresses
    This is one of the time tested remedies for conjunctivitis and other eye infections. Heat reduces the pain in your eyes and can also improve blood circulation. Take a clean towel and dip it in hot water. Wring out the excess liquid and keep this on your eyes for about a minute or two. Repeat this procedure for few times a day. Use separate hand towels for both the eyes as the infection in one eye need not be passed on to the other eye.
  2. Eyebright
    Eyebright (euphrasia) is an effective herbal treatment for eye infections and irritation. This is used especially in the case of. To make this, simmer a teaspoon of eyebright herb in a cup of water for about 10 minutes. Let it to cool, and then strain it using clean cheesecloth. Use this liquid as an eye wash to wash your eyes. Remember to make this liquid fresh every day.
  3. Saline Solution
    A Homemade saline solution can also be used to get rid of an eye infection. The solution rinses the eye and is good for irritated, inflamed and itchy eyes. To make this, mix a teaspoon of salt in 1 cup of water. Boil it and allow it to cool. Once cooled use this solution to rinse your eyes with it. You can do this treatment twice daily for better results.

Are there any side effects?

Always ensure that proper care is given to the eye as they are one of the sensitive organs. There are no side effects when using these home remedies but take certain precautions. When using the saline solution use only filtered water and make sure that the salt is completely dissolved in it. Else the impurities can cause more irritation to the eye. Also ensure that when you use the herbal treatment get them only from reputed stores. If you feel that you are facing some difficulties or some side effects, seek medical attention immediately. On the whole these remedies are extremely safe and can be used by anyone. Before going in for a treatment always consult a doctor to check if the treatment plan is right for you. You can always opt for such home remedies which are safe and are without side effects.

What are the post-remedy guidelines?

Take complete rest after such home remedies. Till the problem subsidizes, avoid going out too. If unavoidable, whenever you step out, make sure that you wear sun glasses. Always drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated and safe. In case you want to use medications use them only after consulting a doctor. Also do not rub your eyes whenever you feel such irritations. This would only aggravate the symptoms.

How long does it take to recover?

Eye pain usually subsides once the treatment starts and can reduce gradually. The recovery depends on how far your infections have spread and how severe your conditions were to start with. Major cases can take more time to recover. Eye pain can reduce initially and depending on your treatment procedure may diminish completely. Also it depends on how well you follow the guidelines and how well you care for your eyes in the long run.

Are the results of the remedy permanent?

There are a number of reasons for occurrence of eye pain. Since the effects of these remedies are temporary, take adequate steps to ensure that your eyes always stay healthy and active. Try to take in lots of fruits and vegetables for your eyes. You can opt to undergo these treatment methods whenever possible even after you are free from the symptoms, as they are extremely safe for your eyes.

Is there any training or experts required?

Eye care is extremely sensitive. Hence, please follow the remedies carefully. Take help only from reputed books and trustworthy websites. In case you have any doubts or queries, do not hesitate to consult with your doctor. Also, it is safe to know your allergic levels so that care can be taken to avoid any reactions. Most importantly, if you feel that the condition does not improve, stop taking the home remedies and seek medical help immediately.

Effectiveness: High Side Effects: Very Low Time for Recovery: Medium Price Range : Approx INR 0 - 500 Training Requirement: No

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LASIK - Say No to Boring Glasses!

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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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How Crossed Eyes Can Be Treated?

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Ophthalmologist, Ahmedabad
How Crossed Eyes Can Be Treated?

Vision is one of our most important senses. Reduced vision that triggers the need for corrective glasses is one of the most common disorders associated with the eyes. Crossed eyes are another such common disorder that affects the eyes. In medical terms it is also known as Strabismus. This condition is a result of miscommunication between the brain and the eye muscles that result in misalignment of the eyes. It is largely a hereditary condition and should not be confused with a lazy eye syndrome.

Crossed eyes can cause double vision and disorientation. Your depth perception may also be affected. It also causes eye strains and headaches that affect the quality of your life. This condition is seen mostly in children. If not treated in time, it can continue into the adult years as well. The development of crossed eyes in adults who have not suffered from this condition as children is usually a sign of a serious condition such as a stroke.

Some symptoms characteristic of this condition are:

  1. Independent movement of eye balls
  2. Tilting the head to a side
  3. Squinting
  4. Varied points of reflection in each eye
  5. Frequently bumping into things as a result of impaired depth perception.

Treatment for this condition can be surgical as well as non surgical. Non surgical treatment aims at strengthening the eye muscles and treating the visual system as a whole. The aim is to not allow the eye to become lazy or amblyopic. Wearing an eye patch over the strong eye and forcing the weak eye to be used is one of the most common form of this treatment. Corrective glasses can also be used to treat this condition in cases where it has been triggered by excessive farsightedness. In some cases, medication may also be injected into the eye to relax the eye muscles.

Surgery to correct this disorder involves correcting vision by strengthening or weakening the eye muscles. To do this, a surgeon must first make a small incision in the outer layer of the eyeball to reach the affected muscles. To strengthen the muscle a small section is removed from the muscle and the remaining part is then rejoined. This makes the muscle shorter and forces the eye to turn towards that side. Alternatively, the doctor may make a partial cut across the muscle to elongate it and let the eye turn further away from it. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ophthalmologist.

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Popular Questions & Answers

I am 41 year old. Work for 5 hours over computer and a total of 1 hour on mobile browsing. I have a negative number of 3 which has recently come down to 2.75. However, the Spect Store Guy after testing told me that I need to take progressive glasses, which means I have negative number too around -1.25. I want a solution to reduce the numbers. I am willing to do anything in ayurveda or home made to get rid of the specs. Kindly suggest.

Fellowship In Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Hello I am sorry but there is no medicine or exercise or diet to get rid of glasses I would say that this is blessing in disguise as you will not need glasses for near work So keep using those glasses for distance work and you may remove glasses when you are engaged in near work
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Sir, how to strengthen our eyes naturally. Because I will play too much mobile. Please tell some eye exercises and natural treatments which can be given at home.

Fellowship In Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Hello 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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A friend sprayed Volini (pain relief spray) inside my eyes. Now my eyes turned reddish and feels like burning inside. Also having pain. Please suggest me any tablet so that I could take it from my nearest dispensary. Also tell me some quick home made treatment.

DNB Ophtalmology, MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist,
Hello Gavin, Without wasting anytime irrigate your eyes as much as possible with normal tap water. The steps that is taken in case of chemical injury of eye is as follows 1. Remove the offending agent. 2. Promoting healing of the damaged area. 3. Medicine to control the symptoms like pain and redness. 4. Prevention of infection. After washing your eyes as suggested you get your eyes evaluated from a Eye specialist. He will wash your eyes further and evaluate the damage occurred. Depending on the severity of eye damage you may be given 1. Artificial tear supplements 2. Topical Antibiotic 3. Topical Steroids 4. Pain killers In serious cases surgery may be required. Hope this may help.
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How to increase eye vision? My specs power increases after every three months. I want to increase my eye power naturally. I want to remove specs.

Fellowship In Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Hello there is no natural method to get rid of glasses you have only 3 options 1. Glasses 2. Contact lenses 3. Lasik laser as your age is now 23 so your number will not increase you can go for lasik to get rid of glasses.
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What is the remedy about?
Are there any side effects?
What are the post-remedy guidelines?
How long does it take to recover?
Are the results of the remedy permanent?
Is there any training or experts required?
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Looking over your shoulder while driving is a healthy habit. But looking over your shoulder to check for dandruff could be quite embarrassing, especially for women.

Dandruff is a common scalp condition that is usually chronic but not contagious (unless caused by infection). Formation of dry, white flakes of dead skin on hair and scalp is dandruff. It may also be accompanied by itching and burning sensation.

Those with oily skin are more prone to this problem because it is often a mild form of seborrheic dermatitis.

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- a diet lacking in zinc and b vitamins

Try these home remedies to get rid of dandruff:

Home remedy 1
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Home remedy 2
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Home remedy 3
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- add an equal amount of water.
- add 15-20 drops of tea tree oil.
- mix the ingredients well.
- massage your scalp with the mixture.
- rinse after a few minutes.
- follow this remedy 2-3 times a week.

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