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Is Your Vision Clouded? It Could Be Cataract

Dr. Poonam Jain 82% (10 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Jaipur
Is Your Vision Clouded? It Could Be Cataract

Cataract can be defined as the clouding of the natural lenses in the eyes. This is caused by the clumping of protein in the eye lens. Cataract is a common eye disorder and the leading cause of loss of vision in people who are past their fortieth birthday. Cataract can occur in one or both eyes. When diagnosed properly, cataract can be treated with surgery to prevent blindness.

Depending on where and how they develop, there are many types of cataract. The most common amongst these are:

1. Subcapsular cataract

These occur at the back of the eye lens. Diabetic patients are very susceptible to this kind of cataract.

2. Nuclear cataract

Yellowish-brown cataract that form in the center of the lens are called nuclear cataract. This is usually seen in cataract caused by ageing.

3. Cortical cataract

Cataract in the lens cortex are known as cortical cataract. These are wedge shaped and whitish in color. Spokes protruding out of these opaque wedges can be seen moving towards the center of the eye.

4. Congenital cataract

Though they are not common, babies can also have cataract. Cataract formed at birth or within the first year of a baby's birth are known as congenital cataract.

5. Secondary cataract

Cataract is one of the known side effects of diabetes and glaucoma. Some steroids and medicines are also linked to cataract.

6. Traumatic cataract

If your vision becomes cloudy years after an eye injury, it could be a traumatic cataract. It can take several years for this to happen.

7. Radiation cataract

Exposure to radiation can also lead to cataract. This is seen sometimes in patients who have undergone radiation therapy to fight diseases like cancer.

Though the type of cataract might differ from person to person, the symptoms are usually the same. Some of the common symptoms of cataract are:

1. Blurred vision

2. Reduced night vision

3. Increased sensitivity to light and glare

4. Seeing halos around lights

5. Colors appearing faded

6. Double vision

A reading test is the first step towards diagnosing cataracts. This is followed by tests to measure the eye pressure. Your doctor will also need to dilate the pupil to check the condition of the optic nerves and retina.

Surgery is the safest way to remove a cataract. Surgery is usually recommended when cataract begin inhibiting your daily life such as preventing you from driving, interfering with reading etc.

In most cases, this can be done as an outpatient procedure. The earlier it is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat. Hence, if you notice any of the symptoms mentioned above, get your eyes checked at once. The surgery is a day-care surgery only, so a person can go home the same day.

 

 

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Computer Vision Syndrome - Symptoms And Treatment!

Dr. Rajeev Sudan 93% (54 ratings)
MD - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Computer Vision Syndrome - Symptoms And Treatment!

With everything requiring a computer to execute, more and more people end up looking at the computer screen for hours on end. This could range anywhere from a couple of hours to really long hours like 16 to 18. The effect of is a group of symptoms, which are collectively known as computer vision syndrome or CVS (syndrome means a collection of symptoms). The cause of this is the strain and pain resulting from constant staring at the monitor.

It is a type of repetitive stress injury, where a particular organ, the eye here, is subjected to repeated action (staring at a monitor) resulting in a group of symptoms. This is also compounded by age, where the flexibility to adjust to near and far vision is gradually reduced.

Symptoms of CVS:

There is no damage per se, but a constant strain on the eyes leads to:

  1. Blurred vision
  2. Double vision
  3. Dryness of the eyes
  4. Redness of the eyes
  5. Irritation of the eyes
  6. Headaches and neck/back aches

This could be a progressive condition, where the symptoms get worse with time. Treatment is definitely an option once the problem sets in, but this is a condition which can be definitely prevented with some simple, effective steps.

  1. Desk arrangement: Make sure the desk or monitor is slightly below eye level, about 30 inches away from the face. If you are straining the neck or the back to look at the monitor, it requires a change. The chair also can be changed in height to suit the seating. Also, prints can be pinned to the workstation when something is being typed, so constantly looking up and down while typing is avoided.
  2. Screen type: Move away from the older tube-style monitor with an LCD screen, which is easier on the eye. Check the computer settings so that brightness, contrast, and font size and shape and contrast are altered to suit your convenience. Ensure you are not requiring to strain to read.
  3. Alter the lighting: Look around you, and ensure there is adequate lighting with no glares on the monitor from surrounding windows or bright lights. A glare filter on the monitor is an effective way to manage this.
  4. Rest your eyes: Follow the 20-20-20 rule, with a 20-second break every 20 minutes where you look at something 20 feet away.
  5. Keep them moist: Blink your eyes constantly to ensure there is enough moisture. Eye drops can be used if required additionally.
  6. Frequent breaks: Not just your eyes, this also reduces strain on the neck and the back.
  7. Regular eye checkups: An annual visit, especially after 40, is a must for optimal eye health.

My left eye long site focus point is blurred. For eg distant sign board letters unable to read using left eye. What may be the cause?

Dr. Sajeev Kumar 92% (28905 ratings)
C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
My left eye long site focus point is blurred. For eg distant sign board letters unable to read using left eye. What m...
You have refractive error and need eye checkup and perhaps, Lasik surgery if you cannot use glasses
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Can I get rid of spectacles without any surgery please tell me some remedies I want to remove specs permanently.

Dr. Shriganesh Diliprao Deshmukh 87% (2962 ratings)
International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Eye sight Here is a good protocol that I follow to improve eyesight for children successfully: - stop watching TV, too close to it, especially if the screen is large - no cell phone (the light from the screen and RF radiation oxidizes them and is very damaging to the eyes). Laptop and tablets only if needed. - Calc Phos 30, every other day, four pellets in the morning to improve calcium assimilation. Children need more calcium and this is frequently the underlying cause. You can make it every 4th day after 3 or 4 doses. Give Fish Oil, if it completely agrees. If there is any discomfort after the tablet, do not continue. If they agree, continue for a few months. Please report after 2 months. For adults, the original protocol or even simply, Ruta 6 and Calc Phos 3xalternately helps. Advise to take Physostigma 30 daily one dose early in the morning and Ruta 10M weekly one dose i.e. Every sunday and stop other medicine on this da5y. Ask me in private so dat we can discuss in better manner and also you wil improve Also we can change d medicine.
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How can I increase eye power I am very depressed on this problem. Please suggest.

Dr. Ramakrishna Chanduri 91% (558 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
How can I increase eye power I am very depressed on this problem. Please suggest.
To get them, fill your plate with: Green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, and collards. Salmon, tuna, and other oily fish. Eggs, nuts, beans, and other nonmeat protein sources. Oranges and other citrus fruits or juices. Oysters and pork.
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My cylindrical number left eye 3.50 and right eye 4.0 and my cylindrical number continuous increases in 3-3 months. What can I do for decrease cylindrical num?

Dr. Pulak Mukherjee 93% (6546 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
My cylindrical number left eye 3.50 and right eye 4.0 and my cylindrical number continuous increases in 3-3 months. W...
Do some yoga,, meditation also important,,u need proper homoeopathic treatment which will stabilize the power,,
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Sir, I'm using topical minoxidil 5% for beard since two months. I have seen better results but I noticed that my vision is becoming blurry. I'm a astigmatism patient. Now my question is does minoxidil has effects on my vision.

Dr. Shriganesh Diliprao Deshmukh 87% (2962 ratings)
International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Sir, I'm using topical minoxidil 5% for beard since two months. I have seen better results but I noticed that my visi...
pituitrin 30 one dose repeat after 15 days no further dose repeat after two month the same way tincture called Arnica Montana and mix 1 tsp in 1/2 cup of water and apply upon the face on the beard and the mustache area with a cotton swab The trichoactive lotion is to be used on face and trichoactive medicines is to be consumed to stimulate production of normal beard and mustache. 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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I'm getting eye dryness and blur vision after long working hours what should I do?

Dr. N. K. Mishra 90% (41 ratings)
BAMS
Ayurveda, Vadodara
Take rest for 5 minutes after every hour. Rinse your frequently with cold water. Opthacare eye drops 2-2-2-2 drops.
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