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I am 23 years old and I have squint in one eye And my vision is Right eye:- 3 Left eye :- 6 spherical 1 cylindrical 135 axis Am I partially blind or visually impair Can I get a physically handicapped or partially handicapped certificate. Please reply as soon as possible.

Wavikar Eye Institute 90% (187ratings)
Ophthalmologist, Thane
I am 23 years old and I have squint in one eye
And my vision is Right eye:- 3
Left eye :- 6 spherical 1 cylindrical 1...
You have a refractive error which when corrected to the power that you have mentioned helps you to visualise properly.Similarly with squint though it is a medical condition but not a permanent impairment and also it can be surgically corrected hence it cannot be termed as partial handicap or physical handicap.Therefore it is unlikely that such a certificate can be issued.However you can also check the rules mentioned in your state for qualifying for a status of handicap.This should help you to decide for further. Thanks.
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Can Homeopathy Cure Speech Impairment?

Dr.Pooja Mathur 88% (132ratings)
Homeopathy Doctor, Jaipur
Can Homeopathy Cure Speech Impairment?

Stammering or stuttering is a type of speech impairment where sounds or syllables are repeated involuntarily or there are unintended gaps in between words when the person is unable to make the desired sound. People develop stutters due to genetic flaws, motor functioning defects, coordination problems or due to psychological stressors. The condition can result in anxiety, depression and withdrawal from verbal communication.

How does homeopathy help?
A stutter can be practiced away or corrected by speech therapy but there is no specific medicine that can be used to cure stammering. Homeopathic medicines can provide relief from the symptoms by fixing flawed nervous functions, improve motor coordination and modify the vocal apparatus. Different homeopathic treatments can be used depending on the nature of the condition.

The following is a list of homeopathic remedies and lifestyle changes that can be used to address the problem:
1. Foods rich in vitamin B6 like nuts, fish, bananas and chicken should be consumed regularly by children who have a stutter to help with motor functions.
2. Adults should avoid caffeine, tobacco and other recreational drugs as they cause hyper-stimulation of the nervous system.
3. Stramonium(jimsonweed) can be used when the stammering is violent and the person distorts his facial muscles heavily in order to be able to speak.
4. Lychopodium (clubmoss) can be useful for stammering as well as depression, memory weakness and sleep problems. This is especially helpful if the patient struggles with the last few words of a sentence.
5. Spigelia is beneficial for a mild stutter at the beginning of a sentence, often followed by undisturbed speech.
6. Causticum is prescribed when emotional excitability causes stammering, twitching of the facial muscles or problems in the vocal chords.
7. Staphysagria can aid in reducing social anxiety which often causes stammering i.e. the stammer only appears while interacting with strangers or authority figures.
8. Nux vomica (strychnine) is the medicine to use when stammering is a result of extreme stress or over work.
9. Fright or shock often causes speechlessness or stammering. Aconite can provide immediate relief in such cases.
10. Lachesis is an effective homeopathic medicine when the patient stutters over specific letters or syllables.
11. Gelsemium is used to treat stuttering after severe viral infections when the patient complains of a heavy tongue and lack of general coordination.

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I am suffering with myopia from the past 16 years. At present my age is 21. My eyesight details are as follows: UVA-2/60 for both right eye and left eye Sphere- -13 for right eye and -11.5 for the left eye. Cyl--0.75 for the right eye and -1.5 for the left eye. Axis-30 for right eye and 180 for the left eye CVA-6/12 for both the eyes. These numbers were constant for the past 2 and half years. Will my eyesight increase further? Am I legally blind? Am I eligible for visually impaired certificate? What can I do to prevent my eyesight growing further?

Dr.Shriganesh Diliprao Deshmukh 91% (5486ratings)
International Academy of Classical Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
I am suffering with myopia from the past 16 years. At present my age is 21. My eyesight details are as follows:
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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Hello sir My father underwent cataract surgery in left eye. The doctor told me that during the surgery he came to know that my father had posterior polar cataract. And during surgery cortex of lens was strongly adherent to posterior capsule. So he had to do anterior vitrectomyou also. After surgery he has blurred vision and now keratitis is cured after the medication. His vision is also improved after 5 days of surgery bt he says that he feels a horse shoe shaped black area in his visual field. . His retina is checked and it's normal. So what can be the reason for disabled black view? Should we wait for 1 month till the medication gets over or should we go for further investigation?Please tell.

Dr.D.K. Gupta 90% (1124ratings)
MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Rewa
Hello sir  My father underwent cataract surgery in left eye. The doctor told me that during the surgery he came to kn...
Dear:- posteriour polar cataract surgery needs better preplanned investigation (sle) to diagnosed accurately & manage accordingly. As per your information, posterior capsule has been ruptured accidently. Posteriour capsule rupture will cause vitreous prolapse, keratitis, post. Op. Glaucoma, impairment of vision & other complication later also. Through fundus examination is needed to exclude any retinal detachment or hole. Vitreous floater may be rule out also.
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Rehabilitation Therapy For People with Hearing Impairment!

PHD Psychology
Psychologist, Chennai
Rehabilitation Therapy For People with Hearing Impairment!

Hearing impairment is a total or partial loss of hearing. The condition occurs when one or more parts of your ear are damaged. Hearing impairment can affect a person in three forms. It is essential to distinguish between the different levels of hearing impairment.

  • Hearing Loss – Reduced ability to hear sounds in the same way as others

  • Deafness – This happens when an individual cannot understand speech through hearing even when the sound is loud

  • Profound Deafness – This particular condition refers to lack of hearing. A person with profound deafness cannot detect sound at all.

The seriousness of hearing impairment is classified based on how much louder the volume needs to be set at, in order for the sound to be detected.

How Hearing Impairment Affects Quality of Life?

For some people, hearing impairment can have psychological, social and physical consequences. For them, trying to keep up in conversations and dealing with the anxiety of being in a social setting can be so stressful that it may lead to psychological disorders, such as –

  • Panic disorder – unexpected, recurrent panic attacks that are usually situation induced

  • Social phobia – A persistent fear of social situations that trigger embarrassment 

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

  • Different forms of anxiety

How to Cope with Hearing Impairment?

Rehabilitation psychology can help people with hearing impairment cope with the accompanying physical and emotional stress. 

Your therapist will work with you to set up a program to meet your hearing goals. The goal of the rehabilitation program is to maximize the benefits of treatment by using your hearing technology and to help you meet your full potential. 

Psychological rehabilitation can reduce your perception of hearing difficulties and improve the quality of life using CBT and Vocational Counselling – thus helping you use communication strategies and hearing technology more effectively. 


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Tips To Treat Hearing Impairment Naturally!

Dr.Pankaj Gupta 88% (45ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurvedic Doctor, Jaipur
Tips To Treat Hearing Impairment Naturally!

Proper and sound hearing is essential for a healthy living. If you are suffering from lack or loss of hearing, chances are that you are missing out on life itself. Therefore it is imperative that you undergo treatments in case you are suffering from any kind of hearing ailment. There are various reasons that contribute to loss of hearing.

Some of the common causes are-
1. Age
2. Increasing noise
3. Genetically inherited
Over the years various surgical and non-surgical methods have surfaced that repair hear loss and damage. Among the other branches of medicines, Ayurveda is the most old and ancient method. It uses natural herbs in order to correct and treat hearing loss. This has proved to be extremely beneficial and potent and it cures hearing ailments by various natural methods.

Some of them are:
1. Lukewarm mustard oil or sesame oil-
If you are suffering from ear ache or loss in hearing, try putting few drops of warm mustard oil and sesame oil in your ear and hold it with index fingers. At the same time store the air in your mouth and let your cheeks contract and bulge for a minute or so. This ayurvedic tip considerably improves hearing and reduces ear pain.

2. Raddish juice and sesame oil-
If you are suffering from sores and hearing problems, a mixture of the two can be beneficial. In this method, a small quantity of raddish juice should be boiled with a small quantity of sesame oil till the juice absorbs the oil. This mixture should be administered twice a day in order to experience the results.

3. Applewood oil-
A variety of ingredients are required in order to create the resultant oil. Initially cow's urine should be boiled and the applewood powder must be added to it. This mixture should then be filtered and further added with sesame and goat's milk. This concoction then should be boiled and the resultant oil should be stored and applied with cotton daily. This improves hearing a great deal.

4. Mixture of neem and turmeric
In this method turmeric and neem leaves are boiled together. The steam should be taken as well as the water must be applied on the ears and surrounding areas. This has proved to be an extremely effective remedy in treating puss in the ears and consequent hearing loss.

5. Mixture of raddish juice, turmeric, sesame oil and ajwain seeds
All these ingredients must be taken in selective quantities and boiled to get the resultant oil. This oil must be stored and used to treat hearing loss and other ear diseases. 

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Hi, I am male 34 years. I have lisps since my child hood, (Note: I don't have any kind of stammering). I have issue to speak words starting and/or ending with 'K, 'C'.Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Ms.Prerna Reddy 87% (25ratings)
Speech Therapist, Hyderabad
Try using an open mouth approach it will improve clarity overall. For lisps you can try visual training, and more detailed can be told when you can show us the extent of the lisps and the position of the letter which is more affected.
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