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Optic Neuritis Tips

Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS)
Ayurveda, Kollam
Rice bran 5gm twice daily with jaggery will relieve your neuritis.
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Blurry Vision & Bloodshot Eyes - Things You Must Know About It!

Dr. Shashi Shekhar 91% (307 ratings)
DOMS(gold Medal);guru Nanak Eye Centre;University Of Delhi, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Blurry Vision & Bloodshot Eyes - Things You Must Know About It!

Do you wake up to see red shot eyes every morning? Along with this, if you are experiencing trouble, you might want to know if it is necessary to visit an ophthalmologist. Known as blurred vision and bloodshot eyes, these are two of the most common symptoms of many health conditions. From eye infection to eye injury, allergies, or any other physical condition can be the root cause behind them.

Read on further to understand how to proceed in such case:

What is redness of eyes?
The redness of eyes refers to a condition where the blood vessels, which are there right at the surface of the eyes, expand excessively and becomes congested with blood, turning the white areas of the eyes look reddish. It can be a physical condition or the presence of some irritants or infection causing the outer membrane of the eyeball to swell. Usually painless, in the majority of the cases it doesn't require medical attention.

What is blurry vision?
The term blurry vision usually refers to the loss of clarity in one’s eyesight. When someone's vision gets blurry, he or she fails to see the objects clearly, as they appear hazy and out of focus. One can have a dim or clouded vision in either any one of his eyes or in both of them. When left untreated for long, blurry vision can affect part or whole of vision.

What are the causes?
There are a number of factors that can cause redness of eyes that include allergies, inflammation affecting the eyelids, use of certain eye drops, foreign objects getting in the eye, decreased tear production or dry eyes, various corneal condition, any kind of injury to the eyes, conjunctivitis, inflammation of the eye’s middle layer, any condition damaging the optic nerve and others.

Just like the bloodshot eyes, there can be various reasons behind blurred vision as well. Some of the most common causes are cataracts, injury or trauma to the eyes, optic neuritis, corneal scarring, corneal abrasions, retinopathy, migraine headaches, significantly fluctuating blood sugar levels and more.

What are the complications of eye redness?
Most causes of eye redness will not result in serious complications. If you have an infection that causes vision changes, this may affect your ability to perform basic tasks such as cooking or driving. Vision impairments in these areas can result in accidental injury. Infections that are not treated may also result in permanent damage to the eye. For example:

  1. Infection could spread to other parts of eye and body
  2. Loss of vision may occur, possibly leading to blindness
  3. Scarring of the eye
  4. Loss of the eye
  5. Passing the condition on to others (such as in cases of conjunctivitis)

If eye redness does not resolve in two days, you should call your doctor.

What is the treatment?
While it might be just the rough handling of eyes that cause these symptoms, they may also be due to a condition that needs medical attention. When the blurred vision and the redness of the eyes are indeed due to some underlying medical condition, such as a migraine, or stroke, or blood sugar, etc., first treating those conditions is important.

Apart from the medical treatment, incorporating few practices such as avoiding rubbing the eyes, ensure the environment is allergen-free, or rinsing the eyes with cool water can help in preventing the condition from deteriorating further.

Remember, while some of the health conditions causing bloodshot eyes and blurry vision can be benign, others can be severe and may need immediate medical attention. Therefore, whenever experiencing any of these two conditions, don’t hesitate in consulting with an ophthalmologist right away. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Are you Spinning? You are not alone

Dr. Pinky Parekh 89% (973 ratings)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Bachelor of Physical Therapy
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
Vertigo and dizziness is a common problem especially after age of 40 years.
Most often patients do not know the cause of vertigo and so are on medications for years.
A common type of vertigo called positional vertigo is completely curable with vestibular rehab using very specific maneuvers. Also sometimes dizzy feeling can be confused with unsteadiness which may be due to decreased sensations or neuropathy in legs.
Others causes can be labyrinthitis or vestibular neuritis and many more.
Please see a proper evaluation and know the best technique suited for you so you can be active again and lead a functional life.
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Glaucoma - The Silent Thief Of Vision!

Dr. Somdutt Prasad 91% (116 ratings)
FACS, FRCOphth, Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Kolkata
Glaucoma - The Silent Thief Of Vision!

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can lead to damage to the eye's optic nerve and result in blindness. Open-angle glaucoma, the commonest form of glaucoma, has no symptoms at first. However, over the years it can steal your sight. With early treatment, you can usually protect your eyes against serious vision loss and blindness. Most people over the age of 40 should have an annual eye check, which includes measurement of eye pressure and assessment of the optic nerve, this is more important if you have a family history of glaucoma.

Beat the October Heat

Dr. Satish Sawale 89% (1974 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra For Piles, Pilonidal, Sinus & Fistula Management, Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate In Diabetes Update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
Beat the October Heat
Allergy and skin rash, asthma sore throat stomatitis may be torturing in this October heat.

Or some may find burning pain during defecation/urination or bleeding piles. (heavy menses)

Medical condition like jaundice. These are pitta dominated disorders.

Those are very well managed by authentic ayurveda pitta virechan and rakta detox and rasayan therapy.

Hyperpigmentation too managed by the same this will reflect on entire health as well.

Even condition like accelerated bp/hypertension, diabetic retinopathy/ macular oedema /stroke/ peripheral neuritis have significantly getting benefit by just adapting special detox advocated in October heat.
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Dizziness Vertigo and Unsteadiness

Dr. Pinky Parekh 89% (973 ratings)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Bachelor of Physical Therapy
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad

What is dizziness, vertigo and disequilibrium?

Dizziness, vertigo and disequilibrium are common symptoms and most of us have experienced momentary symptoms. They are all symptoms that can result from a peripheral vestibular disorder (a dysfunction of the balance organs of the inner ear) or central vestibular disorder (brain and pathways connecting brain to inner ear).
Dizziness is a sensation of lightheadedness, faintness, or unsteadiness.

It can be caused by heart disease, brain related causes like stroke, prolong illness, psychological issues, side effect of certain medications, blood pressure fluctualtions and many other condiions.

Vertigo has a rotational, spinning component, and is the perception of movement, either of the self or surrounding objects. Its a common symptom in inner ear disorders. Some of the conditions that cause vertigo are: bppv or positional vertigo, menieres, labrynthitis, vestibular neuritis, mal de barquement syndrome, perilymph fistula, toxicity of ears due to certain antibiotics, acoustic neuroma etc.

Disequilibrium means unsteadiness, imbalance, or loss of equilibrium. It can occur as a primary symptom or along wth vertigo and dizziness.

Vestibular rehabiliation can help decrease these symptoms. If you wish to know in detail please click on private consultation.

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Vertigo & Dizziness - How You Can Get Rid Of It With Physiotherapy?

Dr. Pinky Parekh 89% (973 ratings)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Bachelor of Physical Therapy
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
Vertigo & Dizziness - How You Can Get Rid Of It With Physiotherapy?

Dizziness, vertigo and balance issues are common symptoms and most of us may have experienced momentary symptoms. It is a sensation of feeling a movement even after the movement has stopped. For example the sensation we feel when we get off a merry-go-round or feeling butterflies in the stomach when we are on a roller coaster ride. Imagine if these symptoms are constant and start affecting our day to day activities. Even a simple task of walking can be bothersome as we may feel like our body is drifted and we cannot balance properly. We may feel a severe spinning sensation when we change position from lying down to sitting or rolling over in bed. It can also cause fear, anxiety and make us limit our movements and activities. These may cause more complications such as neck pain, headaches, body pains and depression. It is therefore very important to find out the root cause of vertigo and treat it immediately.

  • Dizziness is a sensation of light-headedness or unsteadiness. It can be caused heart disease, brain related causes like stroke, prolong illness, psychological issues, side effect of certain medications, blood pressure fluctuations and many other conditions. Neck stiffness, pain and weakness can also cause dizziness called Cervicogenic dizziness or Cervical Vertigo.
  • Vertigo is a spinning sensation or a feeling of motion when we are not moving. Its a common symptom in inner ear disorders. Some of the conditions that cause vertigo are: BPPV or Positional Vertigo, Meniere's, Labrynthitis, Vestibular Migraines, Vestibular neuritis, mal de barquement syndrome, perilymph fistula, toxicity of ears due to certain antibiotics, acoustic neuroma etc.
  • Balance problems or Disequilibrium means unsteadiness, imbalance or loss of equilibrium. It can occur as a primary symptom or with vertigo and dizziness.

You need to consult a Vestibular Therapist or Vertigo specialist who can diagnose your problem correctly. If you have Positional Vertigo known as BPPV then specific tests and manevers can help cure it completely. If there is inner ear disease such as Menieres disease, ear infections, labrynthitis or vestibular neuritis then proper medications prescribed by ENT specilialist and Vestibular Therapy can help you get rid of vertigo. In case the symptoms are related to Central nervous system (Brain) then promt treatment from Neurologist and Vestibular Therapist can help decrease vertigo and improve daily activities. If the symptoms are related to the neck called Cervical Vertigo or Cervicogenic Dizzienss then proper treatment of neck by a Vestibular Physiotherapist can help. Also making sure the posture is good when working on computer/laptops for prolong periods can prevent strain and reduce dizziness related to neck and back muscle tightness.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Glaucoma - How Easy It Is To Treat It?

Asg Eye Hospital 87% (16 ratings)
ABC
Ophthalmologist, Jodhpur
Glaucoma - How Easy It Is To Treat It?

This disease can be developed or inherited; it usually refers to the accumulation of fluid inside a person's eyes leading to excessive pressure on his or her optic nerve.

How to diagnose the symptoms of Glaucoma in a person:-
1. A fundamental eye examination- An experienced eye doctor will check the dilated pupils of your eyes so as to take a closer look at the optic nerve that further discerns the stage of glaucoma a patient is in. Doctors tend to keep track on the sequential progression of glaucoma and its specific mode of treatment through pictures of the optic nerve taken during an examination. 

2. Tonometry may also be performed- Signs of Glaucoma may be spotted through the procedure called tonometry where the doctor will test a person's eye pressure and so on so forth. A visual field test might also be conducted to check if the patient can see things at the periphery of his line of vision.  

Symptoms that will help a doctor identify this condition in people:-

a) A loss of peripheral vision is experienced in the early stages of glaucoma.
b) A person may see halos when in the presence of bright lights.
c) Your eyes could turn red.
d) Hazy or blurry vision is a problem faced by young children affected with glaucoma.

e) Glaucoma could be accompanied by headaches and eye pain.
f) An affected person might repeatedly feel nauseous.

Ways to treat Glaucoma in a person:-

1. Microsurgery can effectively treat Glaucoma- Microsurgery can be performed in various ways. There is one way in which a channel is made to pump out the fluid creating extra pressure on the optic nerve. This method is referred to as trabeculectomy. 

2. Eye drops can be used to remedy the condition- Eye drops can relieve you from painful glaucoma. They are known to control the formation of excess fluid in a person's eye. In some cases, they can induce the accumulating fluid to flow out of the patient's eyes. 

3. Laser treatment can also work wonders- Laser surgeries can be undertaken to get rid of glaucoma. Laser can help in moving out fluid from the eyes of the affected person. It successfully hinders fluid blockage as well. There are different kinds of laser treatments available to cure glaucoma.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Diagnosis and Treatment for Glaucoma

Dr. Lopamudra Das 90% (12 ratings)
MS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Diagnosis and Treatment for Glaucoma

Glaucoma: An Overview
This disease can be developed or inherited; it usually refers to the accumulation of fluid inside a person's eyes leading to excessive pressure on his or her optic nerve.

How to Diagnose the Symptoms of Glaucoma:

  1. A Fundamental Eye Examination: An experienced eye doctor will check the dilated pupils of your eyes so as to take a closer look at the optic nerve that further discerns the stage of glaucoma a patient is in. Doctors tend to keep track on the sequential progression of glaucoma and its specific mode of treatment through pictures of the optic nerve taken during an examination. 
  2. Tonometry may also be performed: Signs of Glaucoma may be spotted through the procedure called tonometry where the doctor will test a person's eye pressure and so on so forth. A visual field test might also be conducted to check if the patient can see things at the periphery of his line of vision.  

Symptoms that will help a doctor identify this condition in people:

  1. A loss of peripheral vision is experienced in the early stages of glaucoma.
  2. A person may see halos when in the presence of bright lights.
  3. Your eyes could turn red.
  4. Hazy or blurry vision is a problem faced by young children affected with glaucoma.
  5. Glaucoma could be accompanied by headaches and eye pain.
  6. An affected person might repeatedly feel nauseous.

Ways to Treat Glaucoma:

  1. Microsurgery can effectively treat Glaucoma: Microsurgery can be performed in various ways. There is one way in which a channel is made to pump out the fluid creating extra pressure on the optic nerve. This method is referred to as trabeculectomy. 
  2. Eye Drops: Eye drops can relieve you from painful glaucoma. They are known to control the formation of excess fluid in a person's eye. In some cases, they can induce the accumulating fluid to flow out of the patient's eyes. 
  3. Laser Treatment: Laser surgeries can be undertaken to get rid of glaucoma. Laser can help in moving out fluid from the eyes of the affected person. It successfully hinders fluid blockage as well. There are different kinds of laser treatments available to cure glaucoma.
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6 Symptoms Of Glaucoma And Its Treatment!

Dr. Dipankar Anand 92% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology, DNB, FICO(UK)
Ophthalmologist, Noida
6 Symptoms Of Glaucoma And Its Treatment!

Glaucoma: An Overview
This disease can be developed or inherited; it usually refers to the accumulation of fluid inside a person's eyes leading to excessive pressure on his or her optic nerve.

How to Diagnose the Symptoms of Glaucoma:

  1. A Fundamental Eye Examination: An experienced eye doctor will check the dilated pupils of your eyes so as to take a closer look at the optic nerve that further discerns the stage of glaucoma a patient is in. Doctors tend to keep track on the sequential progression of glaucoma and its specific mode of treatment through pictures of the optic nerve taken during an examination. 
  2. Tonometry may also be performed: Signs of Glaucoma may be spotted through the procedure called tonometry where the doctor will test a person's eye pressure and so on so forth. A visual field test might also be conducted to check if the patient can see things at the periphery of his line of vision.  

Symptoms that will help a doctor identify this condition in people:

  1. A loss of peripheral vision is experienced in the early stages of glaucoma.
  2. A person may see halos when in the presence of bright lights.
  3. Your eyes could turn red.
  4. Hazy or blurry vision is a problem faced by young children affected with glaucoma.
  5. Glaucoma could be accompanied by headaches and eye pain.
  6. An affected person might repeatedly feel nauseous.

Ways to Treat Glaucoma:

  1. Microsurgery can effectively treat Glaucoma: Microsurgery can be performed in various ways. There is one way in which a channel is made to pump out the fluid creating extra pressure on the optic nerve. This method is referred to as trabeculectomy. 
  2. Eye Drops: Eye drops can relieve you from painful glaucoma. They are known to control the formation of excess fluid in a person's eye. In some cases, they can induce the accumulating fluid to flow out of the patient's eyes. 
  3. Laser Treatment: Laser surgeries can be undertaken to get rid of glaucoma. Laser can help in moving out fluid from the eyes of the affected person. It successfully hinders fluid blockage as well. There are different kinds of laser treatments available to cure glaucoma.
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