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She have myopia and she wear glasses everyday. She have -1.75 in left and -1.5 in right eye power. She should wear spectacles everyday?

She have myopia and she wear glasses everyday. She have -1.75 in left and -1.5 in right eye power. She should wear sp...
This common eyesight problem makes distant objects appear blurry, while close objects still appear sharp. Myopia, or nearsightedness, is one of the most common eyesight problems. People with this condition can't focus their eyesight on far-away objects, making them appear blurry. A complete eye exam by an optometrist can easily detect nearsightedness. The simplest treatment for nearsightedness is wearing corrective lenses, either eyeglasses or contact lenses. Another treatment option is surgery. Two common surgeries include.
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I am from surat Gujarat. Actually I suffered from an eye disease called keratoconus. About 1 year and 5 months ago I have undergone a c3r surgery. So my eyesight is so weak and the doctor told me to buy and use scare lenses of medium power and range. So I bought and using it but it is so irritating I am not satisfied with lens due to irritation. So my question is that - is there any alternative option to normal my eyesight without lenses like to perform lasik surgery or any other surgery in which I don't have to wear contact lenses. In future, there is any option to normal my eye by cornea or eye transplant if any?

I am from surat Gujarat. Actually I suffered from an eye disease called keratoconus. About 1 year and 5 months ago I ...
A cone-shaped cornea causes blurred vision and may cause sensitivity to light and glare. Keratoconus usually affects both eyes and generally begins to first affect people ages 10 to 25. The condition may progress slowly for 10 years or longer. In the early stages of keratoconus, you can correct vision problems with glasses or soft contact lenses. Later, you may have to be fitted with rigid, gas permeable contact lenses or other types of lenses. If your condition progresses to an advanced stage, you may need a cornea transplant.
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I get continuous headache whenever I look on a gadget which produces light and I also have an uneasy feeling and blurry vision in the eye.

I get continuous headache whenever I look on a gadget which produces light and I also have an uneasy feeling and blur...
u have to adjust brightness and do not use gadget excessively..check ur eye power and use anti glare glass to reduce sensation.. for headache i can use any NSAIDS group.of drugs..
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Long Sightedness - Know Risk Factors Of It!

Long Sightedness - Know Risk Factors Of It!

Between myopia or short-sightedness and hypermetropia or farsightedness, the latter is less common. However, this does not make it any less important. Farsightedness or long sightedness refers to a refractive error in the eye lens that creates problems focusing on objects nearby. This is because the light entering the eye does not converge on the retina but does so behind the retina.

Long-sightedness can be caused by a number of factors. Some of these are:

Structural problems with the eye

Some people are born with structural problems. This is one of the leading causes of long-sightedness. These structural conditions include:
1. A cornea that is not steep enough
2. A short eyeball
3. A flattened lens
4. A thicker than normal lens

Age
Long-sightedness rarely affects children. This is a condition that becomes noticeable after the age of 40 in most cases. With age, the lenses in the eyes become stiffer and do not curve normally. This is known as presbyopia.

Genetics
As with myopia, hypermetropia is also triggered by genetic faults. If someone in your family suffers from this then chances are that you will too. However, the specific genes that transfer this condition from one generation to the next have not been discovered as yet.

Underlying conditions
Long-sightedness is also triggered by underlying conditions such as diabetes, underdevelopment of a baby's eye during pregnancy, orbital tumours and problems with the blood vessels in the retina.
Not being able to read a book clearly is one of the most common symptoms of long-sightedness. Some of its other symptoms are:
1. Needing to squint to focus on objects
2. Headaches
3. Pain or burning in the eyes
4. Fatigue caused by reading, writing or working on a computer
5. Red and watery eyes

Long-sightedness can be correctly diagnosed only with a thorough eye examination. Hence it is essential to schedule one regularly. This becomes more important as a person gets older. If left untreated, it can lead to a double vision which in turn can trigger two possible eye problems.

Strabismus
This is a condition where the eyes get misaligned and hence do not work in tandem. People suffering from this condition find their eyes focusing on two independent objects instead of seeing the same thing.

Amblyopia
Double vision can make one eye more dominant than the other. This makes the muscles of one eye degenerate at a higher rate than the other making it lazy. This is known as amblyopia.

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Sir. I am suffering from myopia. I have -0.75 spherical in right eye and -0.5 spherical -0.5 cylindrical axis 100 degree in left eye. What I have to do .in short distance I can see normally. In long distance things was seen blurry. What is the remedy?

Sir. I am suffering from myopia. I have -0.75 spherical in right eye and -0.5 spherical -0.5 cylindrical axis 100 deg...
People with myopia can have difficulty clearly seeing a movie or TV screen, a whiteboard in school or while driving. Myopia occurs if the eyeball is too long or the cornea (the clear front cover of the eye) is too curved. As a result, the light entering the eye isn't focused correctly, and distant objects look blurred. Let's discuss your concern so that we can provide the best medical plan.
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Eyesight - Why Is It Important To Take Care Of It From Childhood to Older Age?

Eyesight - Why Is It Important To Take Care Of It From Childhood to Older Age?

Your eyes are responsible for presenting the world to you, right from the time you wake up until the time you go to bed. In fact, your eyes deliver 80% of the information you take in each day. Therefore, it is important that you keep them safe and healthy.

However, most vision problems develop from early childhood, usually between the age of 2.5 years and 4 years. The most common ones are-

• A wandering eye/crossed eye - Misalignment of the eyes
Farsightedness - Nearby objects appear blurry
• Nearsightedness/Myopia - Faraway objects appear blurry
Astigmatism - An imperfection in the curvature of the eye

Quite a few vision problems emerge as you age. These common eye conditions may significantly affect your eyes and eyesight once you near the age of 60 -

Age-related Macular Degeneration or AMD - Loss of vision
Glaucoma - The connecting nerve from eye to the brain is damaged (can lead to blindness)
Diabetic retinopathy - A diabetic complication affecting the eyes

In the year 2002, over 161 million people across the world were reported visually impaired. 124 million people out of these 161 million had poor vision, while 37 million people were blind. Considering these shocking figures, it has become crucial to spread awareness and inform the readers about the importance of vision screenings regularly.

Since February is the Low Vision Awareness Month, we are here to talk about low or poor vision- what it means, how to detect and correct the problem early in life.

What is Low or Poor Vision?

‘Low vision’ or poor vision refers to a significant visual impairment that cannot be rectified with medicine, standard glasses, eye surgery, or contact lenses. People with visual acuity ranging between 20/200 and 70/200 or 6/18 and 6/60 in the better eye, are said to have poor vision.

A number of factors can cause low vision, such as an eye injury, an infection or a disease. Sometimes, the cause can also be hereditary.

Warning signs:

The following can be a warning sign that something might be seriously wrong with your vision-

  1. Constant itchiness in the eye
  2. Extreme sensitivity to light
  3. Poor focusing and visual tracking
  4. Abnormal movement/alignment of the eyes
  5. Discolouration of the pupil
  6. Chronic redness
  7. Difficulty reading
  8. Squinting
  9. Blurred vision

Why early detection is important?

If you encounter the above signs or observe the same in your loved ones, then immediately consult an eye specialist. Detecting the problem early can help restore some of your vision, if not cure the problem.
Just as overall health check-up is required, annual eye check-ups are also important for people, especially in the old age. Comprehensive dilated eye exams and screening tests are recommended. You should ideally have yourself checked once every year. People with macular degeneration, glaucoma, or a family history of eye disorders may require frequent visits and regular monitoring.

Discuss your/your child’s overall condition with an eye specialist and ensure that you follow up for eye check-ups to the clinic every 6 months.

I am suffering from myopia and I have power -3 on both my eyes. Can I reduce my eye lens power?

I am suffering from myopia and I have power -3 on both my eyes. Can I reduce my eye lens power?
You may use corrective contact lenses to avoid wearing glasses for now. A lasik refractive corrective surgery may also help. If you are really motivated to get rid of your glasses then you may need a consultation for this and a surgery can be recommended after your spectacle power has stabilised for a period of at least one year.
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Ophthalmologist - Why To Visit One?

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.

I am 18 years old, Currently having very low eyesight and a painful weak eye. by a month I am wearing my new -6 power myopia spectacles. I just don't want to correct it but also want to treat it.

I am 18 years old, Currently having very low eyesight and a painful weak eye. by a month I am wearing my new -6 power...
u can do ashchyotan and Netra tarpan. these therapies help to strengthen the eyes.. DO Panchakarma..
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I am 15 years old male. I am myopic. I was prescribed 1.25 lenses a year ago. Now I think my prescription has changed. I do not wear my spectacles all the time. I want to get my 20/20 vision back. Can eye exercise do this? Is there any way other than lasik surgery to treat this problem. Help me please.

I am 15 years old male. I am myopic. I was prescribed 1.25 lenses a year ago. Now I think my prescription has changed...
It can be helped by homoeopathic treatment and some home remedies. You can consult me at Lybrate for proper guidance and treatment. Till then take physostigma 6.
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