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Hi! i'm vishalini. I'm 22 years old. I have short sightedness with 3.50 each eye. Can I undergo laser treatment? Does it have any side effects?

Hi! i'm vishalini. I'm 22 years old. I have short sightedness with 3.50 each eye. Can I undergo laser treatment? Does...
Yes you can go for laser. For side effects your doctor will tell you in advance according to the procedure you opt for.
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The Basics Of LASIK Eye Surgery!

The Basics Of LASIK Eye Surgery!

LASIK or laser in situ keratomileusis, is a form of corrective surgery that help patients who are suffering from nearsightedness (Myopia), farsightedness (Hypermetropia) and even astigmatism (cylindrical power in glasses). This procedure aims at correcting the shape of the cornea, which is the transparent layer that lines the front of the eye. Through this procedure, the cornea is reshaped so that the retina receives a focused light.

So what are the health tips for people going through a LASIK procedure? Here is our take:


The biggest advantage of LASIK is that it helps people to get rid of Glasses and contact lenses, which sometimes are cosmetically unacceptable and in some cases are visually disabling.

Best part of LASIK is that it is:

  • Quick (total duration of surgery is hardly 5 minutes) and virtually painless.
  • Has a high success rate ( success rate is 96%).
  • Does not require bandages or stitches.
  • Adjustments can be made years later to alter the vision as per growing impairment in the future and advancing years.

Risks/Side Effects:

Minor side effects like dryness, glare and halos, if appear, subside with time.

Eligibility Criteria:

Any person 18 yrs or older who fulfils the following criteria can undergo Lasik surgery

1. Stable refraction
2. Corneal thickness and topography should be in a normal range
3. Dilated retinal examination should be normal
4. Adequately wet eyes

Note: One should abstain from wearing contact lens at least 2 weeks before the procedure.

Precaution after the Procedure:

Patient is likely to have some inflammation after the procedure and temporary dryness.

Use medicines as prescribed by the doctor

1. Avoid any type of eye makeup for at least 1 month after surgery
2. Avoid swimming or water sports for at least 2- 3 weeks after surgery

Going through a LASIK procedure is a matter of finding the right specialist and ensuring that you take all the precautions before the procedure. Also, it is important to look into your medical history and eyes in particular so as to avoid complications

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Hello Doctors, Can you help me where to find ruta eye drops for nearsightedness. It is not available or any other substitute for this. Pl help.

Hello Doctors, Can you help me where to find ruta eye drops for nearsightedness. It is not available or any other sub...
It is not available. You have to prepare it. Take 10 mls of distill water and add 10 drops of medicine. And they use as eye drops.
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Prevention Of Myopia Progression - Steps To Be Taken For Children!

Prevention Of Myopia Progression - Steps To Be Taken For Children!

Myopia or nearsightedness is regarded as the most common refractive error of the eye and it has become even more prevalent in recent years.

Now, this problem is being noticed to a great extent among children. On one hand, where the cost of eye exams on an annual basis along with new glasses can be a financial constraint for certain families, the long-term risks that are associated with myopia progression can be far greater.

Before going ahead to look at some of the steps which children must take, in order to prevent the occurrence of Myopia, let us see what are signs and symptoms which lead to Myopia:

Signs and Symptoms:

When any child is nearsighted, then he or she will face problems like:

  1. Difficulty in reading signs on the roads
  2. They would be able to see distant objects every clearly
  3. May come across headaches
  4. Fatigue

Steps Which Children Must Take

There are certain steps, which should be followed by children and though would be helping in preventing the progression of myopia:

  1. Reduce The Time Spent on Doing Work Close to the Eyes: Parents should make sure to reduce the time, which children spend playing games on mobile phones, along with other handheld games and activities related to computers. Children must be encouraged to take breaks after every 30-40 minutes of near work like reading or writing.
  2. Increase The Time Spent on Outdoor Activities Every Day: There is increasing evidence of the fact that outdoor activities lead to the delay of children getting affected by myopia. So involvement in outdoor activities in natural sunlight must be increased. Children must be encouraged to involve themselves in fun-filled activities that involve body movements to increase physical strength and fitness levels.
  3. Healthy Eye Care Habits Must be Encouraged:

Some of the healthy habits include:

  1. Make sure that there is sufficient light in the room
  2. While reading, children must make sure to hold their books around 30 cm away from their eyes.
  3. While they use a computer, the monitor screen must be 50 cm away from their eyes.
  4. The 20-20-20 rule of the Computer Vision Syndrome must be followed. This basically suggests that if a child works with a computer more than seven hours each and every day, they should take a 20-second break to look at an object that is 20 feet away after every 20 minutes. This would prevent eye strain.
  5. Another effective habit that one should develop is the exercise of palming. This should be done from time to time by covering the eyes with one’s hands to give them rest for a brief period. It not only helps to rest the eyes but also allows to ease off tension in the whole body.
  6. Children Must be Taken for Yearly Eye Check-ups:

Even if a child gets screened for myopia in his or her school, it is still a good idea to take them for a check-up in case they complain of headaches, squint or blurred vision.

One thing which everyone must ensure is to always go ahead to show problems related to the eye, like myopia, to an eye doctor, who is better known as an Ophthalmologist rather than going for any Optician. An Optometrist is perfectly trained to provide eye as well as vision care. He or she is able to perform eye examinations like evaluating the eye muscle balance to detect problems related to double vision and hence prescribe corrective lenses to correct those problems.

One should also make their children undergo a retina examination, which allows an eye doctor to evaluate the back of their eyes, including the retina, the optic disc and the underlying layer of blood vessels, which provide nourishment to the retina. This is especially important in myopes who have higher incidence of vitreous jelly degeneration and predisposed to peripheral retinal degeneration and breaks which lead to retinal detachments and potential loss of vision.

  • Adopt a Healthy Lifestyle: with balanced diet, adequate rest n relaxation and physical fitness.

Interventions to Reduce Rapid Progression of Myopia in Children

  1. There are increased amount of efforts being undertaken to reduce the progression of myopia in children because of the rise in the incidence of myopia worldwide and the sight-threatening implications associated with the problem.
  2. Interventions are basically aimed towards reducing myopia in childhood and include environmental considerations, use of spectacles, contact lenses and pharmacological agents.  
  3. Out of these interventions, atropine has shown the maximum dose-related effect on controlling the myopia progression. Though high doses are associated with side-effects like pupil dilation, near vision blur, loss of accommodation and rebound phenomenon, atropine in low dose has been proved to be effective in effective control of Myopia with a minimum amount of side-effects along with rebound.

To some extent, Bifocal or progressive glasses or  Soft Contact Lenses have also been proved to be effective in reducing the progression of myopia, hence they could be tried out by children, who are suffering from the same.

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Sir I am 30 year old mujhe far ka dhundla eyes se dikhta hai. Please kuch suggest kare.

Sir I am 30 year old mujhe far ka dhundla eyes se dikhta hai. Please kuch suggest kare.
Take CARBONEUM SULPHURATUM 6c, one dose every morning for 1 week Week2: Take ARGENTINUM NIT 6c, one dose, every morning for 1 week Week3 to 6: Take Natrum Mur 30c, once a week for 1 month (not daily, only once a week, say only on Sundays) All these three medicines will help to increase the general health as well. 1. Take one Raw Carrot, grated and eaten fresh every morning (eating by slowly chewing is important for complete digestion. Grating externaly helps to chew) 2. Doing some simple eye excercise helps to maximize the benefit of eye nutrition medicines given above. Ask me in private so dat we can discuss in better manner and also u wil improve Also we can change d medicine
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Myopia - Know Its Symptoms And How Can We Treat It?

Myopia - Know Its Symptoms And How Can We Treat It?

Myopia is also known by the name of nearsightedness. It is one of the most common refractive disorders of the eye. Over the years, it has become more prevalent. According to a recent study conducted by the National Eye Institute (NEI), myopia has grown more prevalent from 25 percent in 1972 to around 40% percent in 2004 in United States.

The exact cause of the prevalence of this disorder in USA is not known. However, many doctors are of the opinion that eye fatigue due to overuse of computers can be the primary reason behind the spread of this disorder. It could also be affected by genetical links.

Myopia Symptoms And Signs:

It is time to take care of your eyes if you have difficulty in reading the sign boards on road or seeing objects from a distance. This could be a sign for myopia if you are able to see things clearly from a closer distance. There are several symptoms of myopia, including strain on eyes, headaches and squinting. If these signs don’t vanish after wearing lenses or spectacles, you must visit your ophthalmologist.

What are the factors that cause Myopia or Nearsightedness?

It occurs at a time when the eyeball of the patient is too long. The lens of the patient will be too long as compared to the focusing power of the cornea or the eye lens. This condition leads to the focusing of light rays at a point in front of the retina. The rays don’t focus directly on the retina’s surface. Myopia can also be caused if the lens of the eye is too curved. Myopia can also be caused due to a combination of factors. The problem may start from childhood. You are also at the risk of developing the problem if your parents have had the problem.

Myopia Treatment:

Myopia is not a rare disorder of the eye. People living with myopia have several options of its treatment. It can be rectified or corrected with the help of spectacles and contact lenses. It can also be corrected by refractive surgery. The kind of treatment to be chosen depends upon the degree of your myopia. You will be asked to wear lenses or spectacles for a prescribed amount of time, depending upon the degree of your disorder.

In myopia there are Retinal changes like Retinal weakness (lattice degeneration) Retinal hole and break, which need laser treatment to prevent retinal detachment. It needs surgical correction. So, myopia patients need to undergo dilated pupil retinal examination yearly, as early changes mentioned above are asymptomatic.

If you are suffering from myopia, the doctor will prescribe you to wear spectacles or lenses of a certain power that will be preceded by a minus (-) sign.

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