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Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hard, white dot on the iris of my eye., brown iris, corneal ulcer
brown iris, corneal ulcer, grave mistake: There are several possibilities, all of which require medical assistance. Especially as you are a contact lens wearer, my recommendation is that you get yourself to an eye doctor today! First I assume this white dot is on the cornea - a clear covering...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Healing of a scratched cornea, corneal abrasions, opthamologist
corneal abrasions, opthamologist, healing time: Most corneal abrasions are at least 90% healed within 24-48 hours, depending on the severity; that is size, depth etc. Realistically, I continue to treat with antibiotics and topical lubricants, and dilating drops (cycloplegics) for about a week and definitely...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: IOP, sound clinical judgment, corneal pachymetry
sound clinical judgment, corneal pachymetry, routine eye exam: Please recall that glaucoma is a PROGRESSIVE DISEASE OVER TIME. I would monitor the patient for progression every 3-4 months, with borderline high pressures and large c/d ratios. Having said that , it would not be imprudent to initiate tx with these two risk...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: idiopathic CNV, idiopathic CNV
idiopathic CNV: Idiopathic means the cause is unknown, so it is unknown whether food, stress, or inflammation plays any part whatsoever in the pathogenesis of this condition. Similarly, it is unknown whether you will have multiple recurrences, but the fact that you have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: improved vision, improving vision, clear eyes
improving vision, clear eyes, artificial tears: The one thing you did not present is your actually glasses Rx. Most of the time a drop in myopia (nearsightedness) is due to a drop or lowering of the blood sugar. People who are diabetic and start taking insulin often see myopic Rx s get better. A loss...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Keratoconjuntivitis, dr berger, antiviral medications
dr berger, antiviral medications, scar tissue: If it s Herpes Simplex you,ve been diagnosed with, the topical treatment is with Zirgan 5 times daily or Viroptic 8 times daily until the corneal lesion is healed. Systemic meds like Valtrex or Acyclovir is prescribed. Once the lesions are resolved, meds...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: LASIK, LASIK cost, lasik rate
LASIK cost, lasik rate, wavefront lasik: Dear Dina, You will need to see a LASIK specialist or cornea specialist to rule out any abnormality. In absence of which LASIK may benefit you. You can read more about the latest advances in this procedure on www.lasikindia.in Best, Dr Anand Shrof...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lasik, omega 3 fatty acid supplements, fatty acid supplements
omega 3 fatty acid supplements, fatty acid supplements, artificial tears: To a large degree dryness is based on symptoms, or what YOU feel. If your eyes are feeling dry (dry, burning, gritty, etc) then you have dry eyes. There are some tests the doctors can do to help document and grade the amount of dryness, but it mostly starts...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lasik, Lasik, lasik wilmington
Lasik, lasik wilmington, lasik wilmington nc: If your prescription is increasing you should not have LASIK until it stabilizes and you are otherwise an acceptable candidate. There is no way to predict when your prescription will stabilize. Dry eye is relatively easy to diagnose and there are multiple...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lenses, eye strain headache, base curve
eye strain headache, base curve, prescription strength: Karam, I need to start off with a disclaimer, which is that it s not a good idea to buy contact lenses that haven t been fit by a professional. Not all lenses fit the same and the last thing you want is to wear the wrong lens that could potentially hurt...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Light Effect in my Study Room, flicker sensitivity, mitch axelrod
flicker sensitivity, mitch axelrod, medical worries: Hi Abdul, Though some people can have headaches or other odd or upsetting feelings, if the flickering doesn t cause a seizure for you, no serious medical worries are in order. It can though disturb your sense of concentration or study efficiency if you re...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lights, light sources, light source
light sources, light source, newborns: it would depend on what the light source is. in general the answer is probably not, but there are many light sources that release short wavelength, blue lights that can damage the eye. why risk it? my advice would be do avoid that situation. be safe...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I look stoned/tired, dry eyes
dry eyes: Jan, The one thing that I am sure of is that there is nothing wrong with you. You have a great sense of humor and are thoughtful enough to consider that how you appear to others does, leave an impression. Without actually seeing you I canít be one hundred...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I look stoned/tired, mitch axelrod, monthly contact lenses
mitch axelrod, monthly contact lenses, eye allergy: Hi Jan-Lucas, some people feel dry eyes, others do not. Usually dry eyes are red. You have to separate the non-contact lens situation from the contact lens situation to start to figure it out. Contacts exacerbate dry eyes, and it s not clear if your red/tired...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Muscle Balance Screening, ocular alignment, muscle balance
ocular alignment, muscle balance, proper eye: The muscle balance screening is one of a few tests to check ocular alignment. If it appears there is a weakness in alignment it could be the sign that one of the eyes isn t seeing as well or function optimally, and needs to be checked with a proper eye exam....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Myopia, fish oil supplements, omega 3 fish oil
fish oil supplements, omega 3 fish oil, omega 3 fish oil supplements: Hi Dina, you are too young for your myopia to stabilize. It will, though. Give it a few years. Meanwhile do what you can to minimize the dry eye problem. Do research on it, you will at a minimum stay well hydrated. Realize alcohol and caffeine dry you out,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pigmentation, Pigmentary Dispersion Syndrome, open angle glaucoma
Pigmentary Dispersion Syndrome, open angle glaucoma : Pigmentary Dispersion Syndrome is a condition in which pigmentary cells are are shed from the iris and are deposited on the posterior surface of the cornea. It is associated with secondary open angle glaucoma in approximately 50% of patients, and can run...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ptosis, hi jack, slight difference
hi jack, slight difference, eye exam: Hi Jack. Almost certainly it is not the eye that gets smaller but rather one lid closes more than the other from the flash, causing that eye to appear smaller. There are a few people who exhibit a slight ptosis when tired and these are generally not considered...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ptosis, eye appearance, closed eye
eye appearance, closed eye, slight difference: most of us are NOT perfectly symmetrical anatomically so to have slight variation in size is not unusual. if one eyelid is significantly droopier than the other and gives somewhat of a closed eye appearance, then surgical correction of this is certainly an...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ptosis, eye lids, visual clarity
eye lids, visual clarity, eye muscles: Dear Jack, Ptosis is not a temporary thing. This happens when the eye muscles are weaker and tend to droop resulting in a permanent image of smaller aperture between both eye lids. What you may have is some visual reaction to bright light. When symptoms...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ptosis, nerve involvement, levator muscle
nerve involvement, levator muscle, slight difference: Ptosis is when one eyelid is lower than the other. There are many reasons for a ptosis, but they all involve either the levator muscle, or the nerve that controls it. The most common are age (you re not old enough for that!) and trauma. The trauma could...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pink eye virus, fish oil supplements, mitch axelrod
fish oil supplements, mitch axelrod, mucus membranes: Hi Erica, Mucus membranes are the wet surfaces of your mouth, nose, eyes, vagina, etc. They lead to the inside of the body and therefore are a pathway for infection. Merely touching a contaminated surface doesn t mean you ll get infected, but if you transfer...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: popping out lenses, lenses falling out
lenses falling out: Very good question and I am sorry for the delay in responding. A lens that is properly mounted into a full rimed metal frame should not be able to be removed without loosening the screws that hold the Eyewire closed. If the lenses can be pushed out it is likely...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: rapid change in eyesight in one eye, anxiety and depression, optic nerve
anxiety and depression, optic nerve, opthamologist: iT IS EXTREMELY difficult to guess what might be going on. SHe may have been referring to a pale optic disk, or retina. If you are having no other symptom, you can certainly wait a month so long as rapid changes do not take place in the meantime. Did you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Storing Contacts in Saline Overnight Once?, multi purpose solution, multipurpose solution
multi purpose solution, multipurpose solution, dangerous disease: If you do wear them make it a short day. Wear them as little as possible. If you have glasses wear them today instead of your contacts. I will give you a more detailed answer and some suggestions later today. Best wishes Robert As a rule treat all...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Strange pulling/stretching sensation, optic neuritis, visual acuity
optic neuritis, visual acuity, initial symptom: Of course from here I cannot tell if the two are related. If I could order a CT scan for you I would. If the pain that started yesterday lasts any longer than another day or two, please do see the eye doctor. But you probably should see one anyway given...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Study Room Light Effect, tubelight, short sightedness
tubelight, short sightedness, distraction: Sorry for they delay in responding to your question. The observation that you have made will likely not cause any harm but the presence of that annoying flickering might cause you enough of a distraction to warrent a move from that location You may consider...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: second opinion concerning removal of eye, casey eye institute, opthomologist
casey eye institute, opthomologist, eye surgeon: I am not familiar with your area but would advise to call a teaching hospital and ask to see the Head eye surgeon in that facility for a second pinion or go to the Casey Eye Institute and get an opiion from the Department Head. Good luck dr. ken ps...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my sons eyes, eye physician, blepharospasm
eye physician, blepharospasm, birth complications: you didnt indicate your sons age , birth complications, or health status, but in general, uncontrolled eye movements is called nystagmus and is usually a neurological congenital ocular anomaly with no treatment that stops these quivering or shaking eye movements....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: squinting, eye doctor, 9 months
eye doctor, 9 months, muscles: This could be a sign that the muscles in her eyes are overacting, which can be a sign of a problem. I would make an appointment with an eye doctor s office. when you call, make sure they are comfortable doing infant exams, specify the age of your daughter...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: staining on corneas, wearing contact lenses, corneas
wearing contact lenses, corneas, epithelium: Staining on the cornea tells us that the epithelium, or the front surface of the cornea, has some weakened spots. It will not actually change the color of your eye. The epithelium gets irritated from many things. It sounds like they suspected that the preservatives...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: steep cornea, mitch axelrod, contact lens trial
mitch axelrod, contact lens trial, radius of curvature: Hi Peanuts, The steepness refers to the radius of curvature of your cornea, 7.4mm which is not a big deal at all, certainly well within the normal range; like saying you have a narrow foot. It helps us to know the corneal curvature to pick a contact lens...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: subjective&objective refraction, two different things, retinoscopy
two different things, retinoscopy, power changes: Thanks for the interesting question. There are several reasons there may be a difference between subjective and objective refraction. For one the objective part is sometimes difficult to obtain, for example if there is lens clouding or the patient will...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Tear duct surgery, nasolacrimal duct obstruction, tear duct surgery
nasolacrimal duct obstruction, tear duct surgery, intravenous antibiotics: Oculoplastics is not my area of expertise, but DCR surgery is a relatively simple and effective surgery in the hands of a competent oculoplastic surgeon. If the excessive tearing is a nuisance, the surgery is the only option. In addition, chronic nasolacrimal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: can't see into an area of the eye, fundus exam, optomotrist
fundus exam, optomotrist, retinal camera: An opacification of some sort would interfere with the visibilty and view of the background of the eye, whether the opacity is on the lens, the vitreous, etc. so you definitely need to get a dilated fundus exam with a direct and indirect ophthalmoscope (optical...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vertical heterophoria, vertical heterophoria, dr johnston
vertical heterophoria, dr johnston, sports vision: I am glad you found suitable treatment for your symptoms. As for how many doctors treat vertical phorias, I am certain there are more than 3 in the US. I myself have prescribed vertical prism on occasion and I do not consider myself a specialist in this area....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Visual Disturbances, eye exams
eye exams: You should probably have an eye exam, but I suspect from what you describe that your visual symptoms are functional rather than pathological in nature. Keep up the good work with the exercise, the fewer medications you need to take, the fewer the potential...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision, mitch axelrod, mathematical world
mitch axelrod, mathematical world, convertion: Hi Javier, in a strictly mathematical world, you are correct. The contacts would be slightly weaker than the glasses for equal focusing effect to the eye. The true answer is found in the exam by checking the vision and over refraction, not relying completely...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Worst case scenario of corneal transplantation, corneal transplants, corneal transplantation
corneal transplants, corneal transplantation: Corneal transplantation following HSK keratitis involves an approximate 50% risk of recurrent HSK infection in the new cornea in the future. Corneas with previous HSK infection are often vascularized, which unfortunately, increases the risk of rejection and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: worried about sore dry eyes, artificial tears, betadine
artificial tears, betadine, dry eyes: There is a chance you ve had a reaction to the medications that were put in the sinuses. chlorsig is chloramphenicol, an antibiotic. betadine is an antiseptic. Both of these can irritate the conjunctival surface and cause a drying effect. This should be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Accommodative Amplitude, hyperopia, presbyopia
hyperopia, presbyopia, amplitude: Clive, Hyperopia can be present at any age, and doesn t really influence accommodation too much. Although it would be rare, it is certainly possible to retain a high accommodative amplitude into your 40 s. For most people, presbyopia (or the loss of accommodation)...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: adverse reaction to eye dialation, eye dialation, eyes drop
eye dialation, eyes drop, eye exam: Sharon : YES. the effects of the dilating drops can last anywhere from a couple of hours until the next day, depending on the color of your iris, your pigmentation, your sensitvity level, and concentration, penetration, and dosage of the drop. you ll be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: astigmatism, routine work, shroff
routine work, shroff, blurry vision: Dear Karthik, You need to wear these glasses if doing work on the PC for long hours, as this is a cylindrical error and would otherwise gie headaches. Also, you need to use them while driving or watching a movie. In your room with routine work in the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: asymmetry in eyes, droopy eye, last thirty years
droopy eye, last thirty years, self assurance: One lid higher than the other usually indicates that the lower lid is the abnormal one, which is called ptosis. If it is longstanding, you probably have little to worry about, but it should be checked at least once. If your pupil is smaller on the side...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: asymmetry, droopy eye, last thirty years
droopy eye, last thirty years, eye lid: Having a slightly lower eye lid is called ptosis (pronounced toe - sis). A new onset ptosis would be a concern, as would any new muscle weakness (think strokes, etc). Since the ptosis sounds like it s long standing I wouldn t worry about it, although...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: axis number on contacts, Contact lens, change in axis
Contact lens, change in axis: Juan, Good question and the answer may be more complicated than the question. I apologize for that but itís the nature of the interdependence between a given lens, its material make-up, the amount of oxygen it lets pass through, as well as its physical dimensions,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blurred Vision, Contact lenses, Adema
Contact lenses, Adema, Astigmatism: Anna, Four little ones, fantastic, breast feeding for three years, brave, determined, and committed to those little ones, way to go mom. As far as oxygen deprivation due to contact lens wear is concerned; that is not a problem in terms of eye health...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: biology, Basic optics, Myopia
Basic optics, Myopia, Hyperopia: Bubli, You are very welcome. You have chosen an interesting topic and I will include some links to sites and some pictures that will give you plenty of information. If you have any questions along the way just let me know and I will help you. There are...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blood vessels behind eye, mitch axelrod, stigmatism
mitch axelrod, stigmatism, eye dr: If the doctors noticed an asymmetry of the vasculature between the eyes, and you ve noticed the eye pushed forward, you probably will have a CT or MRI of your orbit to make sure there isn t something pushing on the eyeball. If you weren t encouraged to have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blurred vision after reading, mitch axelrod, eye exercises
mitch axelrod, eye exercises, compueter: Hi Daisy123, Depending on your age, you may need reading glasses or some eye exercises, or at least to make sure your visual environment and vision habits are proper. So certainly discuss it with your eye doctor. I don t have enough info about you to advise...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataract and Could my cylinder be wrong?, cylinder axis, eye degeneration
cylinder axis, eye degeneration, insurance benefits: It is definitely odd to have such a large prescription change over the course of a couple of years, but it s not unheard of. I think my concern lies in the fact that you re uncomfortable in the new spectacles. After the first few days, maybe first week or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact eye redness, eyedoctor, eye redness
eyedoctor, eye redness, systemic illness: What was your wearing schedule? How many hours a day and how many days each week did you wear them, both in the past and most recently? What cleaning and care system did you use and is it the same as the one you used in the past? Have you had any changes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contacts, bad vision, extensive reading
bad vision, extensive reading, dr ken: Dear Justin: It may be that your contact lenses are too strong for your best reading comfort and efficiency, or you may requiree eyeglasses for reading while you are still wearing your contact lenses, or you may need to remove your contact lenses for extensive...

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Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract -surgery, cataract surgeon, argon laser
cataract surgeon, argon laser, cataract surgery: you will need to consult with your cataract surgeon to see what is causing your apparent blurry vision. most likely , you may need an argon laser capsulotomy which is done in some 20-25% of all post op cataract surgical patients to clean up the opacification...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: central serous maculopathy, burst blood vessels, central serous
burst blood vessels, central serous, retinal holes: Caroline, I wish I had a better answer, but without a physical exam and seeing the testing myself it s impossible to give any real reliable advice. If the maculopathy is from fluid that has built up because of a retinal hole then many doctors would...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: child: moving pupil; changing vision, dr berger, strange observations
dr berger, strange observations, changing vision: Dear Pappi: if your son has symptoms of allergy i.e. watery, red, itchy, swollen eyes, then he should either try avoidance of the allergens or be treated with topical and/or systemic medication. Some topicals (eye drops) I like are Pataday, Zaditor, Patinol,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Double vision after eye surgery, botox injections, coyness
botox injections, coyness, cosmetic reasons: This question is outside of my direct expertise but I wanted to relay a few thoughts that may be of some help to you. First is to push the surgeon to give you the answers you need as a parent to best care for your child. Often times the doctors coyness is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: driving at night, cataracts and night driving
cataracts and night driving: Seeing the prescription for those glasses does not leave me with an optimistic outlook for your night driving. My thinking is that the cataract formations, as early as they are, are the likely source of the problem. A quick call to your doctor could confirm...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: driving at night, mitch axelrod, reflection coating
mitch axelrod, reflection coating, vision requirements: Hi Al, If you are using the most accurate single vision (distance only) glasses with an anti-reflection coating, and have newish headlights/bulbs and a windshield clean on both sides clear of sand/pitting damage from age, then consider dark adapting for 10...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: driving at night, yellow blocks, driving at night
yellow blocks, driving at night, distant vision: Al, Decreased contrast sensitivity and an increased in glare/flare is very common as we age, usually due to corneal changes or mild cataracts. Some people report that lenses with a light yellow or brownish tint increase the comfort because yellow blocks...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: driving at night, initial symptom, minimal improvement
initial symptom, minimal improvement, driving at night: You are probably developing early cataracts, which commonly affect night driving as an initial symptom. Anti glare coating on glasses may offer minimal improvement... but no glass will normalize vision in the setting of cataracts, even at the earliest stages...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: driving at night, natural crystalline lens, doctor of optometry
natural crystalline lens, doctor of optometry, age related macular degeneration: Dear Al: At your age, the first thing we need to be concerned about is the formation of cataracts ( the clouding of the natural crystalline lens in your eye) and early age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). Both of these eye problems can cause a dimunition...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Cyst, eye specialist, severe pain
eye specialist, severe pain, cysts: Rebekah, I wish I could help more but without doing the exam myself it s impossible to offer valid advice. There are numerous kinds of cysts that could be located in various parts of the eye--some very serious, some very benign. If you are in pain and need...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Infection, halo effects, eye allergy
halo effects, eye allergy, corneal specialist: Dear Vibhu, Yours is not a simple case, but needs an actual examination and monitoring. If in Mumbai, I shall be happy to examine and advise. If not, you need to be under the care of a good corneal specialist. Best, Dr Anand Shroff www.shroffeye.org...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Pain, slit lamp, retinal tear
slit lamp, retinal tear, retinal problems: If everything was normal , the discomfort could either be from the dilation and/or the pressure of the large lens on the eye. try cool compresses on the eye a few times daily and ocular lubricant drops like Systane Ultra or Tears Naturale and take some Ibuprofen....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye injury, worst case scenario, eye appearance
worst case scenario, eye appearance, dear charlotte: Dear Charlotte: That would depend on precisely where the BB entered the eye (sight of penetration) and what structures it penetrated, for example the cornea, conjunctiva, sclera, uvea, retina, etc. -all having potentially different outcomes. In the worst...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye symptoms, cold compresses, cold virus
cold compresses, cold virus, theratears: Dear Donna. It doesnt sound like youre contageous. No doubt the swelling of the cold virus and possible medications (even over-the-counter ones) can be making your eye dry, especially if you took antihistamines. Cold compresses over the eyes 3-4 times daily...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye twitch, eye twitch, layers of the retina
eye twitch, layers of the retina, fluorescein angiography: any black spot on the retina should be checked out. it could be an artifact, a nevus (pigmented mole or birthmark), or something more serious. that is why it needs to be evaluated and photodocumented for size, color, and shape changes over time. Also a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Feeling of pulling on lateral gaze, 2 occurrences, grating sound, wear glasses
grating sound, wear glasses, artificial tears: If you recently had a flare up of Herpes Zoster (similar to the chicken pox virus) , your symptoms most like are caused by the inflammatory process of the active virus.. Graves disease, dry eye, anterior segment and orbital inflammatory disease can all indeed...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ritalin induced eye pain, jcma, tai pei
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ritalin induced eye pain, jcma, tai pei, ritallin

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retinal hole repair
Ophthalmology & Optometry: retinal hole repair

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Headaches, hyperopia, eye strain
hyperopia, eye strain, system doesn: Clive, The headaches that can originate from eye strain/fatigue, etc can be quite uncomfortable, but it would be very uncommon to wake up a patient. The reason is that when the eyes are closed, the visual system doesn t have any stimulus, so all of the muscles/etc...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Help, lateral rectus muscle, sixth nerve
lateral rectus muscle, sixth nerve, cranial nerve: The sixth nerve, or cranial nerve VI controls the lateral rectus muscle, which pulls the eye out away from the nose. With damage to that nerve, the other nerve that controls lateral movement takes over and the eye has a hard time keeping straight. The healing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lasik for scintillating scotoma, myopia hyperopia, lasik procedure
myopia hyperopia, lasik procedure, scintillating scotoma: Your scintillating scotoma or fleeting blindness and aura associated with it has NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR MYOPIA OR THE POSSIBILITY OF UNDERGOING A LASIK PROCEDURE. Lasik is merely a surgical method of correcting myopia , as eyeglasses or contact lenses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Legally Blind?, tunnel vision, knowing what type
tunnel vision, knowing what type, glaucoma: Kati, I m sorry to hear that you daughter is having health problems with her eyes. The term legally blind relates to best-corrected vision being worse than a certain level. Legally blind means that the eye cannot be corrected to better than 20/200, or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Light flashes, vitreous floater, vitreous humor
vitreous floater, vitreous humor, ball shape: Sure Jane. What you are experiencing is a vitreous floater, a circle - like object that floats in the vitreous humor of the eyeball, very often occurring in one eye (sometimes both). For the most part, they are harmless but can be annoying. It is caused...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lense & lasik sugery, gas permeable lenses, soft lenses
gas permeable lenses, soft lenses, lasik sugery: Your cornea is too thin for LASIK, and you are probably too nearsighted for PRK. Gas permeable lenses will give you the best vision and will be the least comfortable, soft lenses will be more comfortable but will be more expensive. You may be a candidate...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lump underneath eyelid, sebaceous cell carcinoma, surgical excision
sebaceous cell carcinoma, surgical excision, oil glands: From your description, and without a photo, its sounds likeit could be a cyst, granuloma, squamous papilloma, sebaceous cell carcinoma, calcium plaque, glandular hypertrophy of the meibomian or oil glands, among many other entities, so you see Clarissa you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Mono vision-what is it and when is the procedure used, monovision, spare-specs
monovision, spare-specs: There are several issues, none of which sound serious or sight threatening. First, postoperative iritis is not at all uncommon and should be treated with topical steroids (such as Pred Forte) and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drops (of which there are...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: near vision no., Objective vs Subjective Refraction, Refraction
Objective vs Subjective Refraction, Refraction: Aay Jay, The printout indicates a correction of +0.25 -0.50 x 044 for the right and a +0.50 Sphere for the left with what looks like a suggested ADD of +0.50 for the left eye only. This looks to be an objective refraction, meaning it was done by a machine...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: new contact lens blurriness, base curve, trial lenses
base curve, trial lenses, glassses: The numbers you give me for your prescription make sense, so I figure there must be something else wrong. I would definitely check with the optician as you call them. There is always the possibility that an error was made between the trial lenses you were...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: new fast moving floater, history of breast cancer, brain tumor
history of breast cancer, brain tumor, age related degeneration: As long as the retina is intact with no tears, detachment, of holes, then the floaters are normal . Although very annoying and distracting, they have NOTHING TO DO WITH YOUR HISTORY OF BREAST CANCER or BRAIN TUMOR. Rather, floaters are a result of vitreous...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescripton help??, distorted vision, eye glasses
distorted vision, eye glasses, farsightedness: Firstly, your doctor should explain your condition to you. That s what you (or insurance) pays him for. But I ll be glad to help you out. You have moderate to high hyperopic astigmatism. In simple terms, you have significant farsightedness and blurred and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Problem with my new glasses, ocular pain, axis
ocular pain, axis, 60 minutes: Hi Natanaelk, Your glasses are strong, and except for the glasses number 2 left eye mistake that was corrected, all the numbers are too close to each other for you to have a blur complaint due to the prescription. so you have to consider the material as you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: please help, dry eye treatment, mitch axelrod
dry eye treatment, mitch axelrod, walking in the sun: hi abc, go see an eye doctor if you have new serious light sensitivity. the tears are just a sign of pain or irritation, but find out why you are so sensitive. but if it is old and not new, use sunglasses and research in this forum or others dry eye treatment....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: prescription changing, opthalmologists, wrong prescription
opthalmologists, wrong prescription, eyedrops: Hi Hannah, Generally we only think about diabetes as the disease that can cause of a changing prescription,so if you don t have that the other explanation is that your autofocus mechanism, called the accommodative system, is awry. It can be stuck, tired,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Rapid-onset tired, painful eyes + diplopia, mitch axelrod, mirror my eyes
mitch axelrod, mirror my eyes, environment lighting: Hi Allen, I don t know what s wrong, but it sounds like your focusing system at least needs help. You should first make sure you re healthy otherwise by having blood tests, etc. Then try some mild reading glasses or low plus glasses that can be prescribed...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red-hued shadows in daylight, contact lens prescription, ophthalmic migraine
contact lens prescription, ophthalmic migraine, vincent van gogh: sounds like youre experiencing a type of ocular or ophthalmic migraine. If you smoke, drink lots of coffee, eats cheeses, nuts, or chocolate,or use alcoholic beverages, try to reduce or eliminate one at a time to see if there is any improvement. if not, a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Right eye vision changes from day to day, onset diabetes, distant vision
onset diabetes, distant vision, metabolic disorder: Gary, There s no quick answer to the focusing problems you re having. It could be one of a litany of things including cataracts or a metabolic disorder (early onset diabetes). U gave this two years to go away, it sounds like it s time to make an appointment...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ritalin induced eye pain, ocular ailment, headache migraine
ocular ailment, headache migraine, eye muscles: Hey Peter: I just spoke to a pediatrician who has been presribing Ritalin for over two decades and he has NEVER seen a patient get damaged eye muscles from the use of this ADD medication, so it must be from one of the aforementioned reasons I gave you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Do I really need glasses?, eye fatigue, corrective lenses
eye fatigue, corrective lenses, eye exam: whether or not you need eyeglasses depends on whether or not you have symptoms like blurriness, headache, eye fatigue or ocular discomfort, inability to see clearly while reading, driving, or at the computer. If you have no symptoms or complaints whatsoever,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red spot on the eye, theratears, tears naturale
theratears, tears naturale, dry eyes: Dan. Chances are after prolonged computer use or driving, your eyes are dehydrating or drying out. try applying Systane Ultra or Liquigel Tears or Tears Naturale or Theratears every 2-3 hours and drink plenty of water, and see if you get relief. Dr. Ken...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: refraction, phoropter, refraction
phoropter, refraction, eye doctor: Refraction is when the eye doctor determines the refractive state of the eye/eyes. This is how the doctor will find the prescription, if any, needed for glasses. It determines far sighted/near sighted/astigmatism and the like. This can be done many ways,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: reg : retina, nerve regeneration, blood circulation
nerve regeneration, blood circulation, priyadarshini: Dear Priyadarshini, The only place in India possibly doing any research in retinal nerve regeneration is Sankara Netralaya. Best bet is to contact them. They are in Chennai and Google will surely have their website. Currently in clinical practice there...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: related to eye, common eye diseases, mitch axelrod
common eye diseases, mitch axelrod, optic neuropathy: Hi Bubli, Kindly do some research via the Internet about some common eye diseases and symptoms, treatments and you will have many, many topics to choose from. Consider glaucoma, Fuch s corneal dystrophy, Optic neuropathy, or cataract. If you have specific...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retinal hole repair, retinal hole repair
retinal hole repair: The prognosis for vision recovery after macular hole repair depends on the size severity and duration of the macular hole as well as the ease and success of the surgery. You will not get cataracts again, nor should the lens need to be replaced. Hard to say...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retna detachment, symptoms of retinal detachment, mitch axelrod
symptoms of retinal detachment, mitch axelrod, many more important things: Hi Christine, Statistically, higher than -6 is associated with an increased risk of retinal detachment due to a larger eye and the resulting increased surface area causing the retina to stretch or thin. However the risk is not high. Eye doctors have to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Secretion in eye, omega 3 fatty acids, 3 fatty acids
omega 3 fatty acids, 3 fatty acids, opthal: Amit, While you may be having some allergy symptoms, it seems that there is a large component that of your condition that may be related to inflammatory dry eye. This tends to make the surface dry out quicker (outside, on the computer, winters). As the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sight Distortion, kidney transplant patient, vitreous hemorrhage
kidney transplant patient, vitreous hemorrhage, serous retinopathy: Dear Sue: your husband may have one of a number of ailments that could contribute to the type of distortion you describe. Among which are macular degeneration, central serous retinopathy, subretinal neovascular membrane,vitreous hemorrhage, after cataract...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Spots in my vision, Vitreous Floaters
Vitreous Floaters: Meghan, You are an observant one aren t you. When I was you age and saw those and I though I had powerful vision and could see germs, I was wrong. You, my little friend, are one smart cookie. What you are likely seeing are the shadows cast as small cells...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Still dry eyes/blurry vision years after Lasik?, cheap reading glasses, causal effect
cheap reading glasses, causal effect, anti depressants: Dry eye is common after LASIK, but nearly always returns to baseline approximately 90 days after the procedure. You may be developing a dry eye condition without a causal effect from LASIK... many medications cause dry eye ( anti-hypertensives, anti-allergy,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Still dry eyes/blurry vision years after Lasik?, Dry eyes
Dry eyes: Jenn, They have new ways of treating dry eyes including prescription eye drops as well as punctal plugs. It will depend on the underlying causes of the dry eye condition to determine what the treatment will be. But since OTC medications are no longer working...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: serous maculopathy treatment vs. waiting, serous retinal detachment, burst blood vessels
serous retinal detachment, burst blood vessels, laser photocoagulation: I ASSUME YOUR BOYFRIEND had a fluorescein angiogram and an OTC (Optical Coherence Tomography) to ascertain the size and extent of the leak and if there exists any serous retinal detachment. The management of this eye condition in most cases is to do nothing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: having trouble with new glasses, worn for 3 days, old glasses, eye allergies
old glasses, eye allergies, headaches and nausea: Your correct, Va is a licensed State and you can contact the board to verify the license of the people who helped you. The cheviot being, if the doctor owns the business it is his license that all business is conducted under and he can opt to hire unlicensed...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Visine after Lasik, rebound effect, sleep etc
rebound effect, sleep etc, visine: It is not because you had lasik that I do not recommend Visine. I don t recommend that product for anyone. It contains a chemical we call a vasoconstrictor. This makes the blood vessels shink--that s how it gets the red out. But the fix, the way it gets...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision post cataract surgery, macular edema, cataract surgery
macular edema, cataract surgery, reading glasses: The possibilities high on the list are Cystoid Macular Edema (swelling in the retina 4-6 weeks after cataract surgery which usually responds to medication), or refractive error, in which the lens power is not perfect for you, and which can usually be corrected...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision in right eye changes from day to day, neovascular membrane, nuclear sclerosis
neovascular membrane, nuclear sclerosis, eye changes: Dear Gary. You may be developing nuclear sclerosis or a mild cataract which can be causing your rapid vision changes and vision fluctuations. You need to have your eyes/vision rechecked to see whta s going on. Also the retina/macula must be checked for edema,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: visual disturbance, ophthalmic migraine, visual disturbance
ophthalmic migraine, visual disturbance, visual disturbances: Your symptoms are very typical of migraine . Flashes, flickering, shimmering, colored rainbows/lights, rippling effects, visual aura, etc. are all symptoms of ophthalmic migraine. Sometimes these visual disturbances are brought about by stress, smoking, caffeine,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: visual problem, ophthalmic migraine, occular migraine
ophthalmic migraine, occular migraine, chocolate nuts: Lise: It sounds like you indeed have an ocular or ophthalmic migraine - which need not be accompanied with a headache or pain. These migraines manifest themselves by slivers or shiny lights, objects floating, shimmering, lightening flashes, colored lights...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: worried about slit lamp, slit lamps, slit lamp
slit lamps, slit lamp, emergency room doctors: A slit lamp is an examination instrument only, it cannot perform procedures by itself. Laser procedures can be performed through the use of a slit lamp with an attached laser... however from the description of your scenario, it does not sound like you had...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ANTIOXIDANTS, omega 3 fatty acids, zinc copper
omega 3 fatty acids, zinc copper, ocular tissues: vitamins/anti-oxidants have been implicated in slowing down the progression of retinal diseases as macular degeration but not in the treatment or cure of the disease. Zinc, copper, lutein, zeaxantin, beta carotene, vitamin A, omega 3 fatty acids, flaxeed oils,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: astigmatism, resolution screens, prolonged periods
resolution screens, prolonged periods, crisp images: In general, higher resolution screens yield more crisp images to the eye. For the best and most comfortable vision during prolonged periods of time at the computer, significant refractive error of the eye (including astimatism) should be corrected with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: astigmatism, Astigmatism, blurred vision
Astigmatism, blurred vision, corneal topography: Astigmatism is a type of refractive error of the eye in which different meridians of the optical system bend light in differing amounts, causing blurred vision. It can usually, but not always, be corrected with glasses or contacts. Astigmatism is commonly...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: astigmatism, eye specialist, eye doctor
eye specialist, eye doctor, seeing things: Hi Lucette, Glasses is the only way to go, but eyes hurting deserve a second visit. It may be part of getting used to glasses, but after several days of use I would have it rechecked. Let the eye doctor know what s happening and get some guidance about...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Bilateral Circular Corneal Abrasions, photophobia, corneal abrasions
photophobia, corneal abrasions: Dear Crystal, Extreme photophobia (sensitivity to light) and excessive watering of eyes could be due to the the infection (bacterial or viral affecting the cornea). Drops can sometimes cause epithelial toxixity, but usually do not cause bilateral circular...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Binocular diplopia / 4th Cranial nerve, cranial nerve palsy, prism glasses
cranial nerve palsy, prism glasses, ski helmet: Dear Ian, Do not worry, this could be temporary period where you may face diplopia until your fractures heal and recovery is complete. This usually reverses. Also, so as to have no remnant vision issue, best to speak to your treating eye surgeon who...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blepharitis, applying false eyelashes, oil glands
applying false eyelashes, oil glands, gentle message: Absolutely No glue on the eyelashes or eyelids. Too dangerous. Number 1: try to adequately control your blepharitis using good hygiene, twice daily eye lid cleansing (I like Ocusoft eyelid cleansing pads) and a staph-sensitice antibiotic ointment like bacitracin...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blepharitis/MGD(posterior)/Occular Rosacea, occular rosacea, sinus cavities
occular rosacea, sinus cavities, absolute contraindication: Patients with chronic nasal congestion and sinusitis frequently are prescribed oral antihistamines and decongestants which can reduce tear production, and the resulting dry eye condition will then exacerbate blepharitis / ocular rosacea / meibomian dysfunction....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: black spots on white portion of eye of 14 month baby, old baby girl, month old baby
old baby girl, month old baby, subjective description: Dear Pooja, It is rather difficult to know what this could be without having a diagnosis from a medical report or examination done ourselves. It cannot be diagnosed with just subjective description. Please write back with a doctors diagnosis and we will...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataract reflectioins, ridiculous solution, cataract surgery
ridiculous solution, cataract surgery, pin holes: Dear Harry, Thanks for the details. It would also help to know what type of lens implant was used. If you could go through your surgery notes and revert back with the details of this, that may help me understand your situation better? A lens brand would...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataract surgery post-blurring, nearsightedness and farsightedness, cataract surgery
nearsightedness and farsightedness, cataract surgery, eye glasses: Dear Melanie, If the doctor has examined his eyes and ruled out any issue, then do not worry, it is normal to feel a bit foggy due to inflammation and as healing process is incomplete. This may go on for about a month. More important is to use the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Child Vision, mild myopia, eye doc
mild myopia, eye doc, child vision: This prescription is for very mild myopia (nearsightedness). I m not sure what you mean by could she grow with this? . Children s eye can and do change with growth and development. If your nieces eye doc feels she should be wearing eyeglasses to correct...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Clear bubble in white part of eye, cornea specialist, transparent film
cornea specialist, transparent film, shroff: Dear Dee, This is usually a checmical allergic reaction on the surface of the eye where the transparent film-like layer of the eye loosens from the underlying layer. It usually settleson its own, but if keeps recurring a good cornea specialist is your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Clear Care, hydrogen peroxide, saline solution
hydrogen peroxide, saline solution, pinkish color: 1. was this fresh Clear Care? 2. Have you used this product previously with no adverse effects? 3. If the hydrogen peroxide in Clear Care is not properly or adequately neutralized and you contact lenses is put in your eye with traces of this H2O2 on it,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Clear Care and Saline, germs and bacteria, dr johnston
germs and bacteria, dr johnston, care case: The safest thing would be to put the contact lens back in the case with fresh Clear Care solution and let it sit overnight. If you need a lens to use that day, take the next one out of your pack and use it. There is no other way to get the lens properly...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lenses, pred forte, lack of confidence
pred forte, lack of confidence, topical drug: Not clearly. Let s see saving money vs/ seeing blurry hmmm? As your doc of he can fit you with something else. otherwise i believe eyeglasses are cheaper in the long run. Note: If a doctor prescribes something for you , it is to better your health,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lenses, lens specialist, vision aid
lens specialist, vision aid, coloured contacts: Dear Michelle, Not a stupid Q...frequently asked as it may occur to anyone using lenses...more on lines of logic? Anycase, no. These lenses are not meant to piggyback on other lenses (unless some companies are making such lenses). Those which can sit...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lenses, colored contact lenses, vision aid
colored contact lenses, vision aid, coloured contacts: I am sorry but no, you cannot wear two pair of contacts at the same time. The added pressure from the second lens on each eye is likely to 1) distort the shape of your cornea and 2) block off too much oxygen so your eyes cannot breathe. 3) less importantly,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Prescription, contact lens prescription, eyeglass prescription
contact lens prescription, eyeglass prescription, best bet: The December eye doctor should have written you a new contact lens prescription if s/he thought you needed a change. However, from the type of questions I sometimes get from Canada, I think your prescription laws may be different from the US. Whether...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Prescription, contact lens fit
contact lens fit: Hi Karl, Usually any lens fit needs to be tested on your eyes and yes, your doctor will be able to answer if using the same lenses is still fine. Your test will be if you do not face issues with the lenses you use and can comfortably read the 20/20 line....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract surgery, intraocular lens implant, cataract surgery
intraocular lens implant, cataract surgery, lens implants: The clear membrane (posterior capsule) behind the Intraocular Lens Implant frequently clouds over after cataract surgery, especially in younger patients. This condition, called Posterior Capsular Fibrosis, is usually quite easily treated with a YAG laser...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Different size pupils and headaches, argyll robertson pupil, unequal pupil size
argyll robertson pupil, unequal pupil size, pupil dilation: ANISOCORIA (different pupil size) of sudden onset is and should be a major concern, especially accompanied with headaches. An MRI is advised to rule out any space occupying lesion, so you re on the right track. Did your son recently suffer any head trauma...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: the deal with Saline and solutions, optifree express, saline solutions
optifree express, saline solutions, harmful pathogens: Again you don t soak contact lenses in saline unless you are switching from one brand to another. It is not safe to soak in saline because saline does NOT disinfect. Do you understand now? Neither preserved or non-preserved saline solutions are used to soak...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dry eye? conjunctivitis? allergy?, flare ups, systemic steroids
flare ups, systemic steroids, topical steroids: Yes it can move in location: 60-70 flareups are just not normal and again conjunctivitis does NOT cause pain and photophobia. You need to see an internist for blood work to find out the underlying cause such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoid, TB, and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye crossing, childs one eye wanders TV
childs one eye wanders TV: Dear Jen, This needs to be evaluated. He may have a refractive error or spectacle correction which is not addresssed. He may also benefit from some eye exercises to help his focussing. Do not delay the visit to an ophthalmologist or a pediatric ophthalmologist....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Exam and Prescription, eye doctors, corneal tissue
eye doctors, corneal tissue, eye doctor: Just simply ask your doctor if he d change your contacts to the ones used comfortably and well previously. I m sure he d have no problem with that. If you were doing well with your previous contacts why did he change your lenses in the first place? Even the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye pain on moving eyes, general practioner, sinus pain
general practioner, sinus pain, musle pain: Dear Nadir, This could also be due to a sinus pain as nerve supply of the sinuses around the eye balls is closely linked. Eye pain which is sight threatening can only happen with high intr ocular pressure Since I know this is worrisome, please visit...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye prescription, Crosslinking, corneal crosslinking
Crosslinking, corneal crosslinking, C3R: Dear Puneet, It is an unfortunate event post LASIK that you have what is termed as Post LASIK corneal Ectasia. This means that the cornea is weak after the LASIK and theweak cornea keeps changing shape (which is called progressive thinning of the cornea)...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyes, red eyes
red eyes: Dear James, The redness of the eyes can be due to many reasons, some common ones being dry eyes or allergy of the eyes. One needs to find the cause by a bit of more attention to history and when the symptoms arise (after what activity). Treatment is more...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyes fell swollen & awful, x-rays and corneal ulcers, x-rays and eye swelling.
x-rays and corneal ulcers, x-rays and eye swelling.: Low dose radiation from chest or abdominal x-rays will not cause corneal or ocular inflammation, even without shielding. Lead shields are typically used to prevent cumulative x-ray exposure to vital organs from multiple radiographic studies over a period of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: effects of solar eclipse, solar retinopathy, mitch axelrod
solar retinopathy, mitch axelrod, solar eclipse: Hi Annette, First make sure she is using any indicated glasses and reading glasses. If it were truly 100% eclipsed she would not have seen the sun, but sadly it would not have been eclipsed that long so she did look directly at the sun which probably caused...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: exophthalmous and facial heamangioma, facial hemangioma
facial hemangioma: Facial hemangioma, exohthalmos, optic atrophy (possibly due to glaucomatous optic nerve damage), and loss of vision are a complex constellation of signs and symptoms that would be best evaluated at a specialized Eye Center. Hemangioma associated with elevated...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: exophthalmous and facial heamangioma, optic nerves, good medicine
optic nerves, good medicine, shroff: Dear Sultan, Although there are symptoms arising in the eyes, his primary care physician should be a neurologist as this is basically stemming from the brain and needs to be corrected first. Your neurologist will advise if an eye opinion is required or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: left eye, twitching of eyelid, vibrating eyelid
twitching of eyelid, vibrating eyelid: Dear Mandeep, This could be either due to an allergy or eye lid fatigue due to excessive computer work etc. It is harmless, usually described as a twitching of the lid. An antiallergy eye drop may work. Take frequent breaks from computer related...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye glasses, childrens number, kids eye care
childrens number, kids eye care: Dear Penny, Not knowing exactly what was prescribed and unable to examine your daughters myself, it would be tough to answer your Q. However, yes, childrens numbers do change although not too drastic. If they were minor corrections, it is possible that...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye infection, lacrimal puncta, lacrimal sac
lacrimal puncta, lacrimal sac, antibiotic eyedrops: Your son s eye infection is from the sinus infection . The pus came up from the nasolacrimal duct, to the lacrimal sac, through the lacrimal canaliculi (tubules), and out the lacrimal puncta, which is the tiny little hole on the inner corner of the lower...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye infection, warm compresses, upper respiratory infection
warm compresses, upper respiratory infection, opthamalogist: Upper respiratory infection associated with acute conjunctivitis (pink eye) is almost always caused by viral ( typically adenoviral) infection, a condition in which topical ophthalmic antibiotic drops, such as Sulfacetamide, are of no value whatsoever....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye pain, corneal abrasion, car mechanic
corneal abrasion, car mechanic, eye trouble: When something inadvertently gets into the eyes,he needs to see an eye doctor to make sure the foreign body is not lodged under the upper eyelid and did not cause a corneal abrasion (scratched cornea). iF SO,IT WILL NEED TO BE TREATED. Furthermore, wearing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye-query, contact lens
contact lens: Dear Ashwini, Yes Cl s are safe as long as you follow the guideline set by the specialist who is going to help you with this and dont do any short cuts. You may read more on types of contact lenses on http://www.shroffeye.org/contact-lens.htm Hope...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyeglasses!!!!!!, eye glasses, tv images
eye glasses, tv images, shroff: Hi Treesa, The glasses do not seem to have a higer power, so you could use this for visual challenging work like driving (important for your safety), or for watching movies / TV (images will appear better crisper, so will enjoy better. Otherwise for...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: First Time with Glasses, work reading, eye exam
work reading, eye exam, iphone: Hi Bonnie - In general, we only want you to use your glasses when you really need them - but this can differ from person to person. Among three people with the same Rx as yours, one could feel they didn t need glasses at all, one might use them only for...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Flat eyes and contacts, curve radius, aperture size
curve radius, aperture size, base curve: Flat corneas need to be fit with larger diameter and flatter base curve radius contact lenses. They do exist and without measuring your corneas, the curvature, and topography , as well as aperture size and eyelid blinking characteristics, it would impossible...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Clear Care and Saline, common sense
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Clear Care and Saline, common sense

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lenses, color contacts, eye doctor
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lenses, color contacts, eye doctor, astigmatism

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Nevus in eye - 31 year old female, jules gonin, lausanne switzerland
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Nevus in eye - 31 year old female, jules gonin, lausanne switzerland, zografos

Ophthalmology & Optometry: progressive lens for cataract patient, designer sarees, sari
Ophthalmology & Optometry: progressive lens for cataract patient, designer sarees, sari

Ophthalmology & Optometry: flash of light in field of vision, peripheral retina, general good health
peripheral retina, general good health, retinologist: You will need to see an eye doc asap, preferably a retinologist to examined the peripheral retina through a dilated pupil to see if there exists any tears, holes, detachment, or degeneration in that area. if the retina proves to be intact, then arteriolar...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glasses, car lights, eye examination
car lights, eye examination, shroff: Dear Nicole, This does not sound safe for you. Please get an ophthalmologist to examine your eyes. More than wrecking anything, it would be important to look into the safety of driving. Please get an eye examination to know if it is anything to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glasses, verilux lenses, type lenses
verilux lenses, type lenses, intermediate zone: It sounds like your one of those 5% who cannot adapt to progressive (Varilux) type lenses, especially after having 4 pair of lenses and two separate eye exams. Probably the best course of action is to have a separate pair of single vision (no bifocal) lenses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Headache while reading, vision defect, reading glasses
vision defect, reading glasses, presriptions: YOu are obviously symptomatic and should definitely have your eyes examined by a reputable optometrist. Most likely you will need eyeglasses presribed for nearpoint activities, i.e. reading, computer work, etc. DO NOT BUY eyeglasses off the shelf. They do...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hole in Retina, retina specialist, retinal specialist
retina specialist, retinal specialist, vitreous: answers to your questions: 1. yes 2. yes 3. yes 4. This question should be asked and answered by the retinal specialist. I am NOT a retina specialist but everything you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hyperopia in a 3 year old, mitch axelrod, hyperopia
mitch axelrod, hyperopia, eye test: Hi Jen, Sorry for the delayed response. It isn t possible to guess as to whether or not she will become less farsighted to the point of not needing glasses. It s true that children become less farsighted as they age. If your family has a tendency to be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: infant iris dark spot, pediatric ophthalmologist, pediatrician
pediatric ophthalmologist, pediatrician, pigment: I would have the pediatrician look at it. He or she can document its size and note if it is changing over time - or if they are concerned by the way it looks, they can send your daughter to a pediatric ophthalmologist for evaluation. Many of us have a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: infiltrates in the cornea, soft contact lenses, corneas
soft contact lenses, corneas, viral infection: you did not indicate if you wear contact lenses but they are commonly seen in patients who wear soft contact lenses and who wear lenses on an extended wear basis , or have preservative sensitivity. Infiltates can also come from a viral infection. hope this...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lazy vision, amblyopia, lazy eye
amblyopia, lazy eye: Amblyopia of the type you describe, i.e. failure to develop normal vision during childhood in one eye due to occlusion by a periorbital tumor, cannot be reversed by exercises, glasses, contacts, or surgery. Sorry. The myopia in your other eye is unrelated,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Macular degeneration test, optical coherence tomography, eye care professionals
optical coherence tomography, eye care professionals, edema fluid: Good question: No doubt you are talking about the OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) which is indeed the state- of -the- art evaluation and analysis of the macula and surrounding tissue. It does reveal edema, fluid buildup, separation (detachment) and pigmented...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Monocular Diplopia, prismatic glasses, nerve pathway
prismatic glasses, nerve pathway, nerve problem: Dear Bradley, If the vision does not improve with cylindrical correction or prismatic glasses (only a good optometrist can help with this), then it can be some issue higher up in the nerve pathway and then it needs to be evaluated by a neurologist. Hope...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Multifocal IOL's Vs Monofocal IOL's, monofocal IOL, multifocal IOL + cataract surgery
monofocal IOL, multifocal IOL + cataract surgery, cataract surgery: My personal preference would be to suggest a monofocal IOL for distance in the right eye, and if and when the left eye develops a cataract, then consider the same three options for the left eye. After the surgery, if the distance is great with the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Multifocal IOL's Vs Monofocal IOL's, monofocal IOL, multifocal IOL + cataract surgery
monofocal IOL, multifocal IOL + cataract surgery, cataract surgery: My personal preference would be to suggest a monofocal IOL for distance in the right eye, and if and when the left eye develops a cataract, then consider the same three options for the left eye. After the surgery, if the distance is great with the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Near Objects Appear Far Away, depth perception, optometric physician
depth perception, optometric physician, eye redness: A refractive error and/or poor stereopsis (depth perception) can seemingly cause this perception. he needs to be examined by an optometric physician to ascertain the nature of the problem and may need corrective lenses to treat this. Hope this helps. Dr,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Nevus in eye - 31 year old female, choroidal nevus, nevi
choroidal nevus, nevi, choroidal nevi: A choroidal nevus, or freckle in the back of the eye, is a relatively common phenomenon. They are as common in the eye per unit of surface area as are freckles on the skin. Just as with skin nevi, the vast majority of choroidal nevi are benign collections...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: new lenses won't focus correctly, varilux progressive lenses, loss of peripheral vision
varilux progressive lenses, loss of peripheral vision, varilux lenses: There are a number of reasons why your intermediate is blurry. 1.the design of the lensmay have been changed, possibly giving you a smaller mid-range zone.2. the loss of peripheral vision sounds like the lens design was indeed changed. 3 .the doctor should...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Oily film moving on surface of eyes, lipid layer, oily film
lipid layer, oily film, aqueous layer: the precorneal tear film (the tears) consists of a lipid layer, an aqueous layer and a an oily layer - all of which covers and protects and nourishes the cornea,. Dont worry if you can see it in one eye more than the other. hope this helps, Dr. Ke...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optometrie, medical work, sports vision
medical work, sports vision, weird question: Hi Cindy - Thanks for your interest in my profession. The amount of medical work done by an Optometrist depends tremendously on the setting in which he or she practices - i.e. private office vs small shop in the mall, large clinic or the military. Also it...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: oily film moving on eye surface, preocular tear film
preocular tear film: The preocular tear film is composed of human tears which have three components: an aqueous (water) component, a mucinous (mucous) component, and a sebaceous (oily) component. It is possible to see an oily layer of tears as a normal condition, but especially...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: optic nerve, DRy Eyes
DRy Eyes: Dear Beverly, Two issues: Optic Nerve and Dry Eye and both are not related orinterconnected. It is possible that the optic nerve pathology was a chance finding on a dilated eye check up and one needs to investigate further as to the reason for the pressure...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pediatric Opthamologists in Atlanta, accommodative esotropia, pediatric opthamologist
accommodative esotropia, pediatric opthamologist, eye muscle surgery: If she s turning her head in peculiar positions, she may indeed have amblyopia and therefore needs to have that checked out and treated. The good thing is many patients with amblyopia can be treated aggressivly age her age; after age 6 improvement unfortunately...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescription Contact Lenses, written rx, mitch axelrod
written rx, mitch axelrod, there some sort: Hi Denis, If you are a new patient and the doctor has not actually examined you whilst wearing your old contacts, he hasn t really evaluated your in the contacts you want him to prescribe. He would be best off checking you in your old/preferred contacts,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Preservatives, hydrogen peroxide, doctor ken
hydrogen peroxide, doctor ken, eye dr: One way of determining which solution you might be sensitive or reactice to is simply by the process of elimination, i.e. keep changing until you have no reaction whatsoever. It s OK to use saline with Clearcare as a rinsing or soaking agent. that way you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Progressive+Regaressive photophobia, lighting factors, purple hues
lighting factors, purple hues, piths: Well, I visited your website. It is very good. And I thought a lot about your case. You have my sympathy. As I understand it, the photophobia is your worst symptom? And inability to read on the computer due to lighting factors? I too have never heard...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: partial thickness macular hole, visual acuity, partial thickness
visual acuity, partial thickness, retinal surgery: Retinal surgery to repair a macular hole and to remove an epiretinal membrane is usually quite successful, the prognosis depends on the severity of the initial abnormalities. Most retina surgeons will postpone or delay surgery if the vision is relatively...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pigmentation in the eye, slit lamp, radiation exposure
slit lamp, radiation exposure, gonioscopy: Hi You did not mention where in the eye he noted increased pigmentation. If it s on the outside part of the eye i.e conjunctiva or sclera, the concerned is usually benign, but awareness of increased melanoma in the population is a concern,especially in...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: poke in eye, pencil holder, pinkish discharge
pencil holder, pinkish discharge, colored pencil: In my opinion, any puncture, abrasion, or poke should evaluated by an eye doctor. The reason is obviously infection can set in and since theyre may be an opening to the inside of the eye by a pencil poke, an antibiotic should most likely be administered....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: prescription, myopia, mths
myopia, mths, dr ken: It depends on the age. At 26, being examined every two years should be sufficient unless you are having symptoms as, blurred vision at distance or near, headaches, burning, tearing, frowning, eyestrain, general ocular discomfort, and certainly if there is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: problems with crystalens, Crystalens, cataract surgery
Crystalens, cataract surgery, cataract implants: Hi Kathleen, I did face something similar in my practice, although am not sure if yours is exactly the same situation. The Crystalens works on a hinge principle and needs proper placement in the eye. Sometimes one of the 2 loops is not perfectly in...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: progressive lens for cataract patient, Crystalens, Multifocal implants
Crystalens, Multifocal implants, LASIK for bifocal numbers: Dear Kailash, Yes, Progressive lenses may be used, however since they are expensive to make usually, doctors ask patients to avoid making them as cataract will only keep changing your prescription as you wait. Today, you may speak with your doctor (or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Question regarding how to become an optometrist, school classmates, biology background
school classmates, biology background, prerequisite courses: Probably any science degree will provide you with the required prerequisite courses. I think most of my Optometry school classmates had a Biology background. Actually I think neuroscience would be incredibly useful. But, to give you an idea how open this...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red eyes and contacts, contact lens red eyes
contact lens red eyes: Dear Sabrina, You will need a contact lens expert to examine and guide you with trial of different brand or type of lenss. This is an exercise that you need to do in person. Please see your lens specilist as she will need to do a step wise plan, check...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ritalin & Glaucoma, Ritalin and Glaucoma
Ritalin and Glaucoma: Dear Peter, Large dose of methylphenidate (Ritalin) may cause cataract and glaucoma. The mechanism remains unclear. However, what best you can do is a vigilant check up on a regular basis. This may not happen to everyone on the tablets, but may be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red circle around iris, shroff, darnell
shroff, darnell, contact lens: Dear Darnell, This could be early signs of contact lens intolerane. So that this does not worsen, try and avoid contacts as mush as possible when at home etc. When on the PC it is best not to use contacts as they further lead to dry eyes. Curtailing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: right eye, warm compresses, dry climate
warm compresses, dry climate, eye doctor: This could indeed be acute sinusitis. Consult with a primary care physician. Perhaps a sinus Xray would be in order. If it is this condition, you will need to be treated with possibly antibiotics, nasal spray, antihistamine, or steroids. You can try warm compresses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Saline, contact lens solutions, soft contact lenses
contact lens solutions, soft contact lenses, mitch axelrod: Sally, You ll have to read the label and see what it says about storage. Softwear Saline is OK for 30 day storage after the lens is disinfected but you may not find it because it is being discontinued. Otherwise the salines I know of are not for storage...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Seeing stars, head brain, carotids
head brain, carotids, cholesterol levels: this is strictly from cardiovascular insufficiency... from the blood rushing to your head, brain, and eyes to suddenly being drained when your position changed rapidly. If this happens often see you Primary care physician for a Doppler and check on your carotids...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Solution problem?, mitch axelrod, solution problem
mitch axelrod, solution problem, aquify: Hi Lana, It may be a solution problem (you can develop a problem even after years of no problems) so switch to a different solution like Complete, Renu or Aquify but start with a new lens. all contact lens multipurpose solutions have a preservative that...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Solution problem?, contact lens solution, crazy red
contact lens solution, crazy red, solution problem: you can try other contact lens solution if you feel the Optifree Replenish is causing redness and weirdness . If redness goes away you were right; if it doesnt then you need to see your doctor to figure out what is causing eye irritation and redness. hope...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Solution questions still unanswered, saline solution recall, contact lense solution
saline solution recall, contact lense solution, optifree: If you are truly allergic to preservatives, then you can certainly use Clear Care, which when used properly, should cause any irritation, stinging, burning, or redness. If it does then rinse before inserting the contact lenses into your eyes with NON-PRESERVED...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sore Eyes & Ritalin, optomistrist, extreme pressure
optomistrist, extreme pressure, sore eyes: Most likely your head pressure is from the congestion of a sinus condition causing pressure buildup and pain. Have it checked out by your primary care physician. I know of no correlation between glaucoma and the use of ritalin, as i have countless of young...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Spot in eye...not a floater, posterior vitreous detachment, diseases of the retina and vitreous
posterior vitreous detachment, diseases of the retina and vitreous, fundus exam: If it is not a floater, then you will need to have a dilated fundus exam by a retinologist - one who specializes in the diseases of the retina and vitreous. like you say, it is probably nothing, but you should get it checked out to rule out leakage, a retinal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Switching solutions, hydrogen peroxide, wearing contact lenses
hydrogen peroxide, wearing contact lenses, dr berger: You ll know because it will state NON-Preserved Saline right on the box or bottle. You are only soaking the contact lens to leach out the chemicals of one disinfecting system to prepare it for use with another system. One bottle of this should suffice....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Switching solutions, wearing contact lenses, mitch axelrod
wearing contact lenses, mitch axelrod, switching solutions: hi Roberta, Please review some of the recent posts about solutions. Yes, rinse, rub,rinse and soak for several hours a couple of times with/in saline to flush out old optifree and usually you should be OK but I will defer to your regular eye doctor as he...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Swollen optical nerves-38 year old female, care physican, optical nerves
care physican, optical nerves, cerebrospinal fluid pressure: Swollen optic nerves or papilledema can come from increased cerebrospinal fluid pressure or possibly psuedotumor cerebri, especially common in overweight young females. But the good news is that your CT scan was normal. Check with your primary care physican...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: scar tissue on eye, dry eyes, scar after LASIK.
dry eyes, scar after LASIK.: Dear sandi, Usually something treated so long ago, if formed a scar, this usually does not flare up later. It may also be coincidental that you are feeling a foreign body sensation in the eyedue to some allergy or dry eyes, which could occur as an independent...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: scaring around the optical nerve, mitch axelrod, eye ache
mitch axelrod, eye ache, optical nerve: Hi Suzanne, Everyone gets cataracts, so no worries about that. Scarring around the optic nerve is usually since birth or as you grow up but not sudden or visually debilitating. The job of the eye doctor is to figure out why the vision is decreased, whether...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Top layer of eye burned off?, hydrogen peroxide, saline irrigation
hydrogen peroxide, saline irrigation, accidental misuse: THIS IS PRECISELY why I stay away from Clear Care and it s predecessor, AOSept, both of which are hydrogen peroxide based systems. I cant tell you how many countless times others have done exactly the same thing as you and when accidently instilled into...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Left teary eye, tearing of the eye
tearing of the eye: Tearing is a non-specific indicator of inflammation, infection, or anatomical abnormalities (including nasolacrimal obstruction) of the eye. Tear duct obstruction can occur at any age, but usually causes relatively constant tearing. If the tearing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: understanding the difference between a script by an Optometrist and one by an Opthomologist, optometric physicians, axis values
optometric physicians, axis values, sphere 5: Have you thought of wearing contact lenses for exercise and sports? ...and without getting into the optics of plus and minus cylinder presription eyeglasses, suffice it to say that a prescription of, for example, -1.00=-1.00 X 90 IS THE EXACT SAME PRESCRIPTION...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vaseline in my eye, yag laser treatment, mitch axelrod
yag laser treatment, mitch axelrod, lens implants: Hi Stuart, the Vaseline in no way caused any problem. You will need to discuss the starburst effect with your doctor. Perhaps a mild glasses prescription could help the vision, but an exam is needed. No, irrigating will not help. regards, Mitch Axelrod,O...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: visual problem, ophthalmic migraine, low blood pressure
ophthalmic migraine, low blood pressure, dear barbara: Dear Barbara, Could be an ophthalmic migraine where such synmptoms come and go. Check and be a bit alert about what preceeds this, any activity, any consumption of wine, choclate etc? This could also be associated with some systemic issue like low...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Whites of eyes, systemic diseases, medical reason
systemic diseases, medical reason, eye doctor: Your daughter should see an eye doctor. It will be important to determine whether the gray is just pigment building up (and if so, is it safe - as opposed to some type of growth) or is the white part of the eye (sclera) really turning gray. There are some...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: worried about my granddaughter, progressive myopia, rigid gas permeable contact lenses
progressive myopia, rigid gas permeable contact lenses, gas permeable contact lenses: You are not paranoid. You are concerned. Progressive myopia is difficult to slow down until it reaches its maximal level. Hereditary conditions are hard to chage however she is at the age where I fit many youngsters her age with contact lenses in both the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Addicted to Visine I think, visine, zaditor
visine, zaditor, artificial tears: The problem you describe is exactly what is wrong with using Visine on a regular basis - it kind of makes you addicted. By this I mean that the ingredient called a vaso-constrictor shrinks the blood vessels in your eyes so your eyes don t look as red. Unfortunately...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Air puff test, air puff, elevated intraocular pressure
air puff, elevated intraocular pressure, simvistatin: Your elevated intraocular pressure should be rechecked using the Goldmann Tonometer - the golden standard. The NCT (non-contact tonometer i.e puff ) tends to read higher. Glaucoma is much more than just a high IOP reading. Hope this helps. Dr. Ke...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Anisocoria, anisocoria
anisocoria: Dear Cindy, Possible that the anisocoria is not related to the stress. Uneven pupils are seen in normal population about 20 % incidences. Ruling out certain reasons like use of some medications, some inherent eye problems etc will determine the cause...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: adverse reaction to medicaly induced eye dialation, eye dialation, pupil dilation
eye dialation, pupil dilation, acute glaucoma: Adverse effects from commonly employed mydriatic and cycloplegic drops (drops which dilate the pupil) are uncommon. It is possible to have hypersensitivity (allergy) to the medication or the preservatives. It is also possible to have cardiovascular side...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: astigmatism axis, corneal shape, ophtalmologist
corneal shape, ophtalmologist, prescription glasses: yes this can happen. sometimes it occurs with the altering of the corneal shape from the use of contact lenses, eye infections, keratoconus, keratitis, and growth. other times it occurs spontaneously with no known reason. my advice is to be checked frequently...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyes and vision., optic neuritis, optic neuropathy
optic neuritis, optic neuropathy, macular holes: The answer to your second question is simply this: light flashes, a black veil or curtain or cloud over your vision, and floaters are usually diagnostic of a possible retinal detachment, or tear and needs immediate treatment. on the other hand, spots, dots,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Black spot, posterior vitreous detachment, vitreous floater
posterior vitreous detachment, vitreous floater, vitreous gel: It sounds like you have a vitreous floater. It can be annoying but is not harmful in any way and is caused by the liquification of the vitreous gel in the eye which sometimes separates hence the term posterior vitreous detachment. It requires no treatment...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blind spot, vitrectomy and scleral buckle
vitrectomy and scleral buckle: Vitrectomy, scleral buckle, and intraocular injection of a gas bubble to repair retinal detachment is a complex procedure after which a number of scenarios may give rise to a central or paracentral scotoma (blind spot). It is extremely unlikely (although...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blurred vision with coloured contact lenses., coloured contact lenses, colored contact lenses
coloured contact lenses, colored contact lenses, dr berger: Often times, colored contact lenses have a fixed sized pupillary aperture. if your natural pupil dilated beyond that size or if your lens does not fit perectly, you will experience blurry vision. Perhaps go to a clear lens if you need a prescription or discontinue...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blurry Eye, blurry eye, medical diagnosis
blurry eye, medical diagnosis, specialist doctor: Dear Nigel, You need to see an eye specialist / doctor for this as this blurred vision can be due to various reasons strating from the surface of the eye or cornea, or from within like the retina. Only after a medical diagnosis has been established I can...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lenses Water Contents, dr berger, water contents
dr berger, water contents, edge thickness: No. The water content in each lens is variable. It is one of the factors involved with breathing or oxygen transmission, along with the polymer (lens material), center and edge thickness, and others, but only your eye doctor can determine which is best for...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact vs. Glasses prescription, mitch axelrod, left eye
mitch axelrod, left eye, contact lens: Hi Chad, you either have a decimal in the wrong place for your glasses or you do have a big problem. Let me know once you write all the numbers correctly. Correcting for the decimal will make the left eye fine and the right contact lens perhaps a click too...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contacts with poor correction - astigmatism, visual acuity, paul thanks
visual acuity, paul thanks, poor vision: Dear Paul, This then seems to be either due to a poor fit on your cornea or you having a cylindrical power or a power which does not support full correction. Keeping above in mind especially since you are consulting a contact lens specialist, why do...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract surgery, implants, lens eye
implants, lens eye, cataract: Hi Larry, Good Question! This usually depends on the lifestyle of the person as well, besides their eye examination of course. Usually those who lead a more sedentary kind of life, do not drive, do not do much outdoor activity, have a restraint on...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: catract operation, age related macular degeneration
age related macular degeneration: Dear Rajeev, The report scanned and sent does not comment on the cataract status at all, neither comments on how much vision he is enjoying today. What it does state however is that he is suffering from retinal disease- age related macular degeneration....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: catract operation, ophthalmic surgeon, retinal detachment
ophthalmic surgeon, retinal detachment, cataract surgery: you need to consult with an ophthalmic surgeon for this concern, as i am not a surgeon, I cannot give you an answer. Often times there are risks of retinal detachment or tears as a result of cataract surgery and you must weigh the rewards vs. risks before...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: chalazion recovery, maxitrol, germs
maxitrol, germs, chalazion: As I am not able to see the bump, it is hard for me to say whether it will ever go away. It could be some remaining swelling from the surgery, in which case it will go away. Or it could be that the surgeon did not get all the chalazion out (this is unlikely.)...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: chalazion recovery, chalazion
chalazion: If a chalazion has been present for some time before removal, which they usually are, there may be an area of residual induration (hardening) in and around the site of the excision. Maxitrol is a good choice, but it may take a few weeks for the residual...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cloudy and irriated eye, eye lubricant, black dot
eye lubricant, black dot, eye doctor: I believe the black spot (it was on your cornea, right? the front part of your eye - NOT the retina because you could not possibly see your own retina.) was probably a foreign body - a particle of some sort must have flown into your eye and lodged in your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: corneal wrinkles, recurrent corneal erosion, corneal epithelium
recurrent corneal erosion, corneal epithelium, lens therapy: IT SOUNDS TO ME LIKE YOU RE DESCRIBING a dry eye condition which can lead to recurrent corneal erosion - which can occur when the eyelids grip (or rip) the cornea . Fingernail or paper cut injuries to the cornea most often are the culprit of RCE and may lead...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: what is cylinder, mitch axelrod, surface topography
mitch axelrod, surface topography, spherical lenses: Hi purnima, Cylinder is the type of lens that is used to correct astigmatism. Think of a cylinder or rod of glass, and imagine an ant crawling along its surface. It is curved around the axis but straight and flat in the perpendicular direction. It therefore...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: DIABETES and mild disturbed vision, dry eye treatment, macular edema
dry eye treatment, macular edema, diabetic retinopathy: As a rule diabetics should have a retinal eye exam twice yearly, sooner if symptoms develop. Primarily to determine if diabetic retinopathy is present and if treatment is necessary . Also macular edema, hemmorrhage, exudates, can occur in DM and needs to be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: DIABETES and mild disturbed vision, diabetes and dry eye
diabetes and dry eye: Dry eye is best treated with topical application of artificial tears, and /or punctal occlusion, and/or topical restasis therapy...generally in that particular order of increasing complexity of treatment, depending on the severity of the symptoms and signs,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Diplopia, mitch axelrod, careful measurement
mitch axelrod, careful measurement, david ruiz: Hi David, Two things to consider. First,if you want to block the image, you will need an opaque contact lens with an artificial black pupil. These kind of contact lenses are sold for cosmetic reasons to people with disfigured or odd looking eyes. They...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma, general, pupil dilation, glaucoma medication
pupil dilation, glaucoma medication, cause cataracts: the best source for you is probably your internet search engine like google or WebMD. I like Ocuvite or Preservision for nutritional ocular health although there is no evidence in the literature that these supplements will aid in lowering intraocular pressur...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: duane sydrome, superior oblique muscle, ophthalmic surgeon
superior oblique muscle, ophthalmic surgeon, extraocular muscle: Duane s Syndrome also known as retraction syndrome is characterized most commonly by the absence of abduction (the movement of the eye away from the midline, that is moving the eye outward) It can also be accompanied by an up or down exaggeration of the eyes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Issue, horizontal and vertical lines, amsler grid
horizontal and vertical lines, amsler grid, time paul: Macular degeneration is a disease of aging and is not at all likely in a 42 year-old, Multiple sclerosis or not. While the type of distortions seen may be similar, the cause is not. While macular degeneration causes permanent damage, the distortion your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Issue, amsler grid test, horizontal and vertical lines
amsler grid test, horizontal and vertical lines, optic neuritis: The test to which you refer is called the Amsler Grid Test and checks for distortion, waviness, etc which can be caused by macular edema, frequently seen in diabetics, and macular degeneration, the wet leaking variety can often be treated with laser photocoagulation...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Issue, horizontal and vertical lines, visual distortion
horizontal and vertical lines, visual distortion, dear paul: Dear Paul, Distortion happens to be used as a term for visual distortion . There is no medical term as macular distortion. Yes, macular degeneration is a disease, but it remains as degeneration, not described as distortion. So, maybe worth the while...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Problem, Macular distortion, metamorphopsia
Macular distortion, metamorphopsia, macular degeneration: Macular distortion (or more correctly, metamorphopsia ) is a symptom, macular degeneration is a disease. Blurred vision with a history of MS should be evaluated by visual field examination, which may reveal the cause of blurred vision to be visual...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye problems, surface tissues, rection
surface tissues, rection, shroff: Dear Josh, Seems like an allergic eye rection which causes inflammation of the surface tissues. This usually takes about a week to 10 days to clear. You should see the difference this week. Some lubricating eye drops or artifical tears may help your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyes and Contacts, red veins, weird sensation
red veins, weird sensation, dr berger: If your previous contacts do dot make your eyes red but your new one do, then I would advise to return to your previous type of contact lenses. Have you discussed this with your eye doctor to explain your symptoms? And the answer to the second question is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyes focus separately, blood glucose levels, ocular migraine
blood glucose levels, ocular migraine, vision issues: When you watch tv in bed, try propping your head up with a few pillows. It has to do with the blood supply which flows through the carotids then to the ophthalmic arteries to the eye. Or it could be you are getting an ocular migraine with no pain, just visual...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyes and vision., eye diseases, mintue
eye diseases, mintue, eyestrain: The short answer is: they are temporary. Your eyes will be less efficient and you will use more energy trying to focus if your workstation is not set up just right. But there will be no long-term damage to your eyes. Any eyestrain and irritation, watery,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: enlarged eye, thyroid ophthalmopathy, thyroid medicine
thyroid ophthalmopathy, thyroid medicine, ophthalmic plastic: I cannot think of a likely scenario in which the bypass surgery would be a contributing factor. Thyroid ophthalmopathy is certainly a possibility, as you describe exophthalmos and lid lag. There are certainly other possibilities related to abnormalities...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye cornea, blood lipid levels, corneal arcus
blood lipid levels, corneal arcus, eye cornea: To my knowledge, arcus is not specifically related to anemia, but rather hypercholesterolemia (too much cholesterol in the blood. I recommend you just be sure your doctor has checked your lipid levels - and if not, be sure to get it done in the near future....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye flashes, central serous retinopathy, pupil dilation
central serous retinopathy, pupil dilation, fundus examination: Hard to say how long it will last... in the absence of a pathological cause, it may be something you see intermittently on a permanent basis. If you have been given a clean bill of ocular health, an exam every 1-2 years is adequate. If you have new...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye health, cumulative exposure, protrait
cumulative exposure, protrait, eye damage: Well, of course it depends on how long you were in this situation. If you didn t stare right at the light, I doubt there was any damage. If you did stare at it, then of course it depends how long. If you are not noticing any symptoms, I would not worry about...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye infection?, allergy eye drops, eye allergy
allergy eye drops, eye allergy, inner eyelid: Dear Tanya, Could be an eye infection or an eye allergy. Can be differentiated as to what it is only by an examination with an optometrist or eye doctor. Meanwhile some safe over the counter anti allergy eye drops may work for the symptoms. Regards,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye problem, brain tests, brain test
brain tests, brain test, lady doc: Dear Nikhat, I cannot diagnose any problem or even help you with what it could be just based on your description. Will need to see a doctors eye report to understand this. Brain tests like MRI or CT Scan are advised like I said when on examination...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye problem after bell palsey, fish oil supplements, omega 3 fish oil
fish oil supplements, omega 3 fish oil, omega 3 fish oil supplements: Hi Renee, Unfortunately you have no choice but to give it more time to heal. You want to make sure your eye stays moist, so if it opens at night while sleeping you can add ointment and tape the lid closed at bedtime. The eye probably seems large because...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my eyes look like they have contacts in them, sclera, eye doctor
sclera, eye doctor, little pieces: From your description it sounds like your contacts are fitting too tightly leaving an impression or indentation on the sclera. This can be caused by dryness and medication - which can contribute to ocular dehydration, as well as environmental factors. See...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Flashes in the corner of my left eye, lattice degeneration, eye stress
lattice degeneration, eye stress, retinal specialist: Dear Luis, If the retina specialist finds Lattice, some do advise the same. there is no harm in doing this laser treatment, it may just benefit but no harm is done. In my opinion, yes in most cases benefits outweigh any doubts that you may have regarding...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Flashing in my eye, flashes and floaters
flashes and floaters: Dear Amy, One episode does not label you as suffering from anything. You could have had this experience with low blood pressure, migraine, headache etc. However, it is important to keep a check on the same if it repeats, then best to get a dilated...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: fining markings, swirl marks, lensometer
Ophthalmology & Optometry: fining markings, swirl marks, lensometer, optical lab

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Myopic Degeneration in one eye, myopic degeneration, macular hole
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Myopic Degeneration in one eye, myopic degeneration, macular hole, loss of vision

Ophthalmology & Optometry: fining markings, ophthalmologist office, progressive lenses
ophthalmologist office, progressive lenses, optometrist: Hi Kellie - It was not until I was trying to describe your question to my husband who is also an optometrist that it hit me what you might have meant. I believe the ophthalmologist office was saying your glasses have fitting markings. While we really don...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: help, vision problem, eye doctor
vision problem, eye doctor, myopia: Were you told by an eye doctor that your eyes are perfect ? If you are blurry at distance you most likely have astigmatism or myopia which can blur the board in class. You need to be examined and see if eyeglasses or contact lenses would help correct your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: intense floaters, dry eyes, punctal plugs
dry eyes, punctal plugs, floaters: Dear Tina, Firstly, Dry Eyes and Floaters are not linked. Floaters happen inside the eye in the jelly called the vitreous. You may want to read more about this on the following link and tips to make this better http://shroffeye.org/flashes-floaters.htm...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Kid's Eye Power, one eyes, nearsightedness
one eyes, nearsightedness, myopia: You didnt indicate how old your daughter is. If she s under 6 year old, usually -0.50D of myopia is not necessary to correct, however if she squints to see, has trouble in the classroom seeing the board, sits real close to the tv, or complains in general,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Losing Eye Sight, professional answer, dr johnston
professional answer, dr johnston, change thanks: It is not very likely that the contact lenses have caused this change, but there is a whole host of other possibilities as to what could have - some of them dangerous! The fact that the change is only in one eye especially suggests it is not likely due...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Myopic Degeneration in one eye, rigid gas permeable contact lenses, progressive myopia
rigid gas permeable contact lenses, progressive myopia, areds vitamins: The good news is you ll never go blind from myopic degeneration, although you obviously need a rather strong lens correction, whether it be in eyeglass form or in soft or rigid gas permeable contact lenses - which aid in the reduction of progressive myopia....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: myopia, retina and sports, 10kg weights, morning exercises
10kg weights, morning exercises, excessive effort: High myopia and retinal degeneration simply means that your eye is elongated and somewhat stretched out beyond what is expected in the normal eye - which also puts you at a higher risk for tears, holes, and detachment. That is why you are told to protect your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New Glasses and Weird depth perception, astigmatism correction, new optics
astigmatism correction, new optics, base curve: Sometimes weird distortions occur when someone gets a new Rx - until their brain gets used to the new optics. Hopefully, despite the distortions, you do feel you are seeing more clearly with the new glasses? If so, I would give them another week or so for...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pain and Itching in eye, computers and eye care, computer and pain in eyes
computers and eye care, computer and pain in eyes: Dear Ajit, Firstly, also need to know your age. And if you have any distance powers for driving etc. This would explain the +0.25D. As normally computer glasses for relaxed computer viewing distance is usually +0.75D for both eyes. There are specific...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Perfect vision but blurry vision, blurred vision
blurred vision: Dear KW, Blurred vision can be due to refarctive errors which get corrected with glasses, or due to dry eyes or something inside the eye like in the retina or lens. Only a thorough fully dilated eye examination will determine if the source of blurred...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Phoria, transient ischemic attacks, eye exercises
transient ischemic attacks, eye exercises, tincture of time: Sudden onset of eye muscle deviations or diplopia (double vision) can occur with the onset of of certain medical conditions like diabetes mellitus, multiple sclerosis, ophthalmoplegia, cerebrovascular accident (stroke), transient ischemic attacks, etc. An...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pink Eyes and Contact Lenses, wearing contact lenses, unwanted conditions
wearing contact lenses, unwanted conditions, there some sort: The number of hours a person can wear a lens varies greatly with the individual. Anywhere from 8 hours a day to 16 could constitute healthy successful wear, depending on the person. Only the eye doctor who examines you can determine how long you in particular...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Post Strabismus Surgery Drainage, strabismus surgery
strabismus surgery: It is possible that you have an area of inflammation adjacent or surrounding the area where a non-absorbable suture was used during the strabismus surgery. This type of inflammation, usually a granuloma, may cause a raised, red, tender bump on your eye,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: PRK and dilated pupils, PRK and dilated pupils
PRK and dilated pupils: Increased light sensitivity following PRK is common during at least the first 90 days postoperatively, and usually responds well to topical steroids. If you are not on a mild topical steroid, it may be wise to inquire. Your pupils being constricted...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescription Clarification, cylinder axis, cylinder options
cylinder axis, cylinder options, wrong eye: Hi Chris, Considering that you do not want to play with guessing what the prescription is and asking them to make lenses (esp since you want to carefully use your finances), please clarify this with the office which has prescribed it. The powers are...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescription Clarification, clarification question, cylinder axis
clarification question, cylinder axis, cylinder options: If he is no longer in practice you will not be sure . Your decimal point assumption is correct, some Doctors don t bother writing the decimal, it is assumed. There is no significant difference in power between the two prescription ,i.e. you may have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescription Clarification, edge contour, curve radius
edge contour, curve radius, cylinder axis: This question ed by the is frequently asked and I respond with firmness in my answer. I am against buying contact lenses on line (presumably to save money). Over the past 30 years of my career I have seen on line companies send expired lenses, contaminated...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescriptions, eye medications, ophthalmologist
eye medications, ophthalmologist, additional training: The laws of every state are different with respect to the ability of an Optometrist (O.D.) to write prescriptions for medications. In some states, Optometrists may prescribe eye medications only, and in other states Optometrists with verification of additional...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pink eyes, corneal vascularization, mitch axelrod
corneal vascularization, mitch axelrod, irritated eyes: Hi Max, You don t increase the risk of something so extreme as going blind by having chronically red and irritated eyes directly but you do increase the risk of scarring, corneal vascularization and infection. These can be extreme and lead to vision loss....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: see pulsation in left eye, dr berger, one in the eye
dr berger, one in the eye, heart problem: Probably not, buta workup by an internist , primary care physician, or cardiologist would be prudent. But is sounds benign. Recall that the heart pushes blood throughout ALL the blood vessels in the entire body and a superficial one in the eye can show it...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Question, optic neuropathy, high intraocular pressure
optic neuropathy, high intraocular pressure, eye dr: Hi Chris, Its going well. thank you. Without knowing the details of your father s case, it is hard for me to comment. If all he has is a history of his brother having been diagnosed with glaucoma, that is certainly not enough of a reason to perform laser...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Question, narrow angle glaucoma, open angle glaucoma
narrow angle glaucoma, open angle glaucoma, optic nerve damage: Hi again, Your dad needs to talk to the eye doctor to be reassured. It is a simple in-office procedure with little to be worried about and not much in the way of after effects. He won t even know he had something done. The laser iridotomy lasts forever...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Question, eye dr, laser procedure
eye dr, laser procedure, eye doctor: It s probably OK for your dad to wait the two weeks, so long as his pressure is under control, which Im sure his eye doctor feels comfortable with. Was your dad s glaucoma not well managed with conventional eyedrop treatment before undergoing a laser procedure?...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Question - Laser Iridotomy, Laser Iridotomy
Laser Iridotomy: When I perform Laser Iridotomy for Anatomically Narrow Angles (to prevent Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma), which is what your father sounds like he is having done, I typically perform the eyes one week apart... so I personally do not think two weeks is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Question - Narrow Angle Glaucoma, narrow angle glaucoma, painless outpatient procedure
narrow angle glaucoma, painless outpatient procedure, trabecular meshwork: From what you have related, it does not appear that your father has anything to worry about or to fear going blind from. On the contrary, the laser treatment necessary to treat anatomically narrow angles is simple and straightforward. The failure to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retaining an image in the eye, doctor tomorrow, eye doctor
doctor tomorrow, eye doctor, left eye: It may well be something that is not dangerous at all - perhaps it was an ophthalmic migraine. I would have to ask a whole bunch more questions to have a better idea. But I could not be sure without ruling out a bunch of other possibilities which could be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sclera discoloration, eye doctor, noticeable difference
eye doctor, noticeable difference, dr ken: hI jEN Scleral discoloration can be due to many things among which are liver and cholesterol (hyperlipidemia) dysfunction,inflammation,or part of the aging process. You need to be worked up but first see your eye doctor. Chances are it s nothing to worry...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Scleral buckle and white lump on eye, scleral buckle
scleral buckle: It may be an area of conjuctival swelling over the buckle, a small area of inflammation overlying a buried suture, or just a normal part of the healing of the conjunctiva. At this point, it does not sound worrisome and should respond to the anti inflammatory...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sensitive to Stimuli, inner ear infection, cns stimulant
inner ear infection, cns stimulant, system stimulant: Firstly, you did not indicate that you ve been taking this medication for 20 years. Secondly, you now need to be worked up and have blood work, MRI , etc. to determine what is causing you symtoms. No need to be rude FYI: your symptoms can be caused by...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sensitive to Stimuli, horrible experience, adverse reaction
horrible experience, adverse reaction, ritalin: It sounds to me like you are having an adverse reaction to ritalin - or possibly too high of a dose. There are other drugs that have the same benefits, but may not cause these same side effects. You should ask your doctor to help you find one that does not...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Severe, itchy eyes, mast cell stabilizers, mitch axelrod
mast cell stabilizers, mitch axelrod, cold compresses: Hi Faye, Certainly you would want to work on figuring out what you re allergic to. Meanwhile you would use medicines to stop the allergic response and quiet the inflammation. Generally, drops, creams, ointments or pills of antihistamines and steroids are...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sudden cornea scarring, cornea scar
cornea scar: Dear Alexandra, The prognosis and treatment of a corneal scar depends a lot on its type, location, extent, thicness of the scar etc. Unless one examines to know its nature very difficult to help you out. Now, a good corneal surgeon should be able...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: staphyloma, staphyloma
staphyloma: A staphyloma is an abnormality of the posterior wall of the eye which is typically more common in highly nearsighted eyes, and which may cause variable degrees of degeneration of the retina and subsequent blurred vision. It will not cause nausea or motion...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: sun and eye health, sun reflection, reflective surfaces
sun reflection, reflective surfaces, shiny floor: Not to worry excessively. We are more resilient than you think. Just take the proper precautions for excessive exposure, e.g. the beach. boating, fishing, our sports, driving in the sun, etc. We are all exposed to reflective flashes and glare, most of which...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Trifocal lenses, mitch axelrod, vertical placement
mitch axelrod, vertical placement, intermediate zone: Hello Armen, The glasses are usually fit so the lines are level to the ground, and the line is measured to each eye a certain amount of distance above or below the lash-line. This may or may not make the lines colinear depending on the vertical placement...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Unequal pupils, mitch axelrod, unequal pupils
mitch axelrod, unequal pupils, anisocoria: Hello Adele, As long as the unequalness is similar in light and dark and each pupil dilates and constricts properly and similarly when exposed to bright light, the the anisocoria is considered physiological and normal. Pupils that don t respond to the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Unique ability, accommodation system, flexible accommodation
accommodation system, flexible accommodation, reading glasses: I take it you are quite young and have a very flexible accommodation system. Accommodation is the act of changing focus in our eyes from distance to near. Though you may not seem to need glasses, if when you blur your vision, it feels like you are relaxing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: viral conjuctivitis, viral conjuctivitis, viral conjunctivitis
viral conjuctivitis, viral conjunctivitis, bacterial conjunctivitis: Assuming you are an adult, it is much more likely that you have viral conjunctivitis than bacterial. I assume your eye is red, and watery, but not so much producing a thick, sticky discharge? Also the other symptoms of feeling generally ill also suggest...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: visual stimulation creates dizziness, specialist test, ear specialist
specialist test, ear specialist, perceptual distortion: Hi Jerry.You are right your symptoms are not normal.You didnt indicate your age or if you wear progressive or no-lioned bifocals. If you do,itispossible you cannot adapt to this formofmultifocal design causing perceptual distortion,dizziness,disorientation,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Watery eyes, red eyes with red veins!, clear eyes eye drops, red veins
clear eyes eye drops, red veins, blood thinning medication: stop taking the aspirin for a week or two. If redness goes away then the aspirin did indeed cause vasodilation. (Aspirin is an anti-inflammatory and blood thinning medication). If the redness persists after the cessation of the aspirin, then the little red...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: White spot on eye, doctor asap, o clock
doctor asap, o clock, colour change: Dear Krista, Unfortunately, one canot diagnose this unless examined. A doctor needs to see if this is temporary due to some allergy or infection. Although you have no symptoms, it should be seen by an optometrist at least if not an eye doctor. Reason,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Worsening visibility in 1 eye, gas permeable lenses, worsening economy
gas permeable lenses, worsening economy, dr johnston: Well, it sounds like you do have a situation going on there. Wearing a contact lens too long is not likely to cause cataracts or glaucoma. But it can damage your cornea - the front part of the eye where the contact lens sits. I am sort of assuming you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Wrong Contact Lens Measurements?, visual acuity, spherical abberation
visual acuity, spherical abberation, acuvue oasys: Yes in my opinion there can be differences between the two in visual acuity. Ive seen it in my practice and I m sure your not the first in your doctor s practice to experience the same. I presume the differences can be attributed to the spherical abberation,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: wandering eye, eye muscles, exophoria
eye muscles, exophoria, wandering eye: I am amazed no eye doctor so far has chosen to discuss this with you without your asking, as surely they have done testing on you each time that would reveal this problem. I am pretty sure the problem you describe is what we call exotropia/exophoria. It...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I can see 2 black spots in my vision, floaters
floaters: Dear David, Glaucoma does not come in with these symptoms or signs. The spots if are not fixed and do float in the eye could be just simple floaters in the vitreous jelly. However it is only a dilated eye examination which determines the diagnosis....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 3 year-old with apparent short sighted eye, eye patches, long distances
eye patches, long distances, refractive error: You obviously did your homework and from what you described to me your son has severe amblyopia being unable to recognize the picture at three feet with his right eye. So it seems that stringent measures and treatment is necessary full at least 6 hours of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My 7 year old was referred to a Neurologist, mitch axelrod, good medicine
mitch axelrod, good medicine, eye doctor: Hi Nicole, I don t know what could be wrong with your daughter. If the eye exam was normal except she didn t read the letters as expected I wouldn t be too worried. Sometimes kids just don t participate as you wish they would. Your question is best asked...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Advise needed, mitch axelrod, congenital cataract
mitch axelrod, congenital cataract, opthomologist: Hi Bernadette, You ask a difficult question. I would get another opinion because although 7 years old is near the end of opportunity, some would expect improvement given surgery and would feel that to try nothing is giving up too easily. The potential benefits...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Amblyopia & Cataract, amblyopia
amblyopia: The short answer is that if the cataract is extremely dense and amblyopia is mild, then removal may improve peripheral vision or gross depth perception. If the cataract is mild and amblyopia is severe, cataract removal will add little, if any, vision. In...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Amblyopia (lazy eye), amblyopia, 3d experience
amblyopia, 3d experience, lazy eye: Dear Lisa, Not knowing the depth of your amblyopia, this would be best answered by you as you yourself would be able to tell that there is a difference in 2D and 3D There may be some retina sensitivity due to which you may be feeling this. A good...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Astigmatism in a 2 years old and 9 months old girl, improper development, family mom
improper development, family mom, optic nerve: This is precisely why the child needs to return to the eye doctor for reevaluation of her eyes,usually between 6 and 12 month intervals at this age. Sometimes the astigmatism decreases, however more likely, it can increase or remain stable. uncorrected refractive...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: AXIS, toric contact lenses, eye glasses
toric contact lenses, eye glasses, five degrees: Well, I can certainly answer the first part of your question - for the most part contact lenses are not available in the 5 degree axes so your doctor has to choose between two axes that are five degrees off: for the right eye he could have chosen axis 20...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: amblyopia, amblyopia
amblyopia: Dear Bilal, Amblyopia has no surgical or medical cure. What is done is to give you a prescription of the best corrected vision. this vision cannot improve with any surgery as it is to do with the pathway to your brain which is fully developed. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: does it benefit a moderate myopic to wear contacts or eyeglasses with LESS power than actual prescription?, contact lens prescription, diopters
contact lens prescription, diopters, 00d: There is no universally correct answer to this question. It may depend upon your age. For example if you are a teenager and still growing then yes, wearing a slightly weaker prescription may slow down the likelihood of your eyes getting worse. It may...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: binocular vision?, mitch axelrod, cataract surgery
mitch axelrod, cataract surgery, epiretinal membrane: Hi Henry, It is not easy to fix a perceived size difference between the eyes. It is likely due a new difference in prescription between the two eyes after cataract surgery. We try for sharpest vision each eye, and the power needed to give clear vision is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: bloodshot eyes in 10 year old, autosomal dominant inheritance, true albino
autosomal dominant inheritance, true albino, drainage holes: aGAIN THE only treatment for extreme light reactivity or sensitivity is to wear a brimmed hat, stay out of direct sunlight, wear protective sunglasses, and when he gets older, be prescribed UV, tinted contact lenses. Different iris colors called heterochromia...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blurring eyes, myopia hyperopia, eye muscles
myopia hyperopia, eye muscles, muscles of the body: I am saying pecisely that it is ok to be able to control, on demand, your accommodation (focusing) mechanism. It can t hurt you. You can mention it to your eye doctor however i m sure he will want to do a cycloplegic exam, that is, with the use of eyedrops...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Career, open evenings, health facilities
open evenings, health facilities, optometrists: I assume you are asking me that as an optometrist, and perhaps you are interested in this field? I mean no, Optometry is a very good field in that sense as, depending what type of situation a person works in, they may be able to choose their own hours....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: CSCR condition, CSR, Central Serous Retinopathy
CSR, Central Serous Retinopathy: I think there are several good reasons not to perform laser on your good eye. First, a prescription of -10.00 is slightly high for LASIK. There are other procedures, such as the ICL, but it is better not to undergo any additional risks to your good eye....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: calcium on optic nerve, drusen, calcium deposits in eye
drusen, calcium deposits in eye: Would need further information. Optic nerve drusen are frequently described by Eye Care Professionals as calcium deposits on the optic nerve. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optic_disc_drusen In my experience, they rarely cause problems...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract on pupil, protective eyewear, eye doctors
protective eyewear, eye doctors, polycarbonate lenses: Well, if the problem is truly a cataract, I am sure the doctors at least mentioned that the cataract could be removed. The problem lies in the fact that if you have had the cataract from birth, the eye would not see much anyway if they removed the cataract...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract on pupil, amblyopia, congenital cataract
amblyopia, congenital cataract: A congenital cataract (present at birth) will cause amblyopia (permanent reduction or loss of vision). Although removing the cataract surgically is usually possible, the surgery will most likely not improve vision due to the amblyopia. Amblyopia, unfortunately,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact issues, slit lamp, flourescein
slit lamp, flourescein, fri: With redness, burning, tearing, and photophobia (light sensitivity), you probably have keratitis (inflammation of the cornea) or a peripheral corneal infiltrate and therefore need to be evaluated by an eye care physician under a slit lamp biomicroscope using...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cornea scarring, slit lamp examination, collagen fibres
slit lamp examination, collagen fibres, fibre density: The slit lamp biomicroscope using the higher magnification and good illumination should reveal all clinically significant corneal scarring down thru Bowmans membrane including the stroma and endothelium. So if doesnt show up my now, dont fret. It probably...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cornea scarring, slit lamp examination, collagen fibres
slit lamp examination, collagen fibres, fibre density: I think I can reassure you that you have nothing to worry about. 1) An injury to the cornea which penetrates the epithelium and Bowman s almost always causes severe pain, and usually cannot be caused by an instrument that is not sharp. It does not sound...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cornea scarring, cornea scars
cornea scars: Dear Dey, Yes, a good slit lamp examination does pick up such corneal issues and knowing that you have this problem, maybe seeing a conreal specialist would help you better. The nature of every corneal abrasion or scar varies and it is an actual examination...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cornea scarring, slit lamp examination, corneal scars
slit lamp examination, corneal scars, collagen fibres: My feeling is, if the doctor could not see any damage with his slit lamp (which is a bio-microscope of varying power, but I think the highest magnification you can dial in is 20 or even 25 X) AND you have had no symptoms over the course of many years, I think...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: What would make cornea slough off, monday morning eyes, corneal abrasions
monday morning eyes, corneal abrasions, erythromycin ointment: Here s my take on this: A respiratory infection with a pussy red eye is usually caused by bacterial conjunctivitis and Polytrim eyedrops is a good start. Pharyngoconconjunctival fever however is characterized by pharyngitis (sore throat), fever, and follicular...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Detached retina with overhyped prognosis?, retinal detachment
retinal detachment: Dear Mike, You are on the right track...visual prognosis can only be determined by the treating doctor as he would know the extent of the retinal detachment, but yes, in such cases regaining vision upto 90 + % is a little difficult, but I would still leave...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Droopy Eyelid, giant papillary conjunctivitis, droopy eyelid
giant papillary conjunctivitis, droopy eyelid, stye: Hi Amanda, You should try to find out why the bumps happened, as they aren t normal or expected. If they were giant papillary conjunctivitis or GPC then it us often due to overwear of old/dirty cls or a solution sensitivity. If it was one bump like a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Duane's Syndrome, educational accommodations, duanes
educational accommodations, duanes, blurry vision: Good question: Astigmatism is unrelated to her Duanes. If she has significant astigmatim she may experience visual distotion and blurry vision and perhaps ocular discomfort, So she needs to have this treated. The doctor can determine if prisms are indicated...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: different contact lenses, multifocal contact lenses, perfect distance
multifocal contact lenses, perfect distance, eye dr: This is an excellent question. There is absolutely an advantage to using multifocal contact lenses over plain monovision. I wish the manufacturers would make this more clear - even to the doctors - in their marketing. Two single vision contact lenses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye brow raise after lasik surgery, ptosis
ptosis: You might be involuntarily raising your eyebrow to overcome ptosis (a drooping of the eyelid). I have not seen ptosis reported as a complication of LASIK, but it is not impossible for the application of a lid speculum accompanied by forceful squeezing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Problem, focus problems
focus problems: Dear Mayank, A solar eclipse would not be the cause of refractive errors but would in fact damage a more important are in the eye called macula by causing macular burns. You must be having spectacle powers due to similar reasons as in general population....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye pressure, glaucoma clinic, eye pressures
glaucoma clinic, eye pressures, optic nerve: Some antihistamines can elevate intraocular pressures however increasing eye pressures, over time, is a concern but does not mean you have glaucoma. Other risk factors for glaucoma are optic nerve cupping, visual field defects, thin corneas (pachymetry),...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye problems, pussing, eye infections
pussing, eye infections, eye infection: Eye infections can be bacterial, viral, allergic, environmental, toxic, and fungal. the diagnosis must first be made in order to properly treat it. If antibiotic drops/ointments aren t improving the condition, then either you are resistant to the medicine...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyes and vision., posterior vitreous detachment, vitreous gel
posterior vitreous detachment, vitreous gel, retinal detachment: A PVD by itself requires no treatment. What I said was that in about 10% of those individuals having PVDs will eventually lead to retinal tears , which may in turn lead to a retinal detachment. A retinal tear occurswhen the vitreous gel tears the retina as...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyes and vision., triping, dr margaret
triping, dr margaret, double vision: No - not permanently seeing double, but maybe permanently slightly more nearsighted. About the accidents, I meant that almost as a joke. If you had an accident, like fell off a curb, and broke your ankle, the effects of that could be permanent - like...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyes watering, slit lamp, eye makeup
slit lamp, eye makeup, dessicate: sounds like you may indeed be suffering from dry eye - which can cause refex tearing and burning. If the outer layers of the precorneal tear film dessicate or evaporate too soon, your eyes may have these symptoms. you need to be evaluated under a slit lamp...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye care, overcast days, harmful radiation
overcast days, harmful radiation, eyecare business: My suggestion after being in the eyecare business for over thirty years is to always protect your eyes from the harmful radiation of the sun outdoors with well-made UV protective sunwear, just as you would protect your skin from UV exposure with sunblock....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye drops, dilation of the eyes
dilation of the eyes: Dear Deborah, All eye checks ups (unless specified by Optometrist or doctor) need to be dilated with eye drops. Why Dilate? This is done so that the internal eye, which involves the lens, retina etc can be examined completely by the doctor. The first...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye issue, conjunctival cyst, corneal abrasion
conjunctival cyst, corneal abrasion, body sensation: The tender knot near your ear is an inflamed lymph node which is usually caused by an adenovirus type 8 and 19. these infections are indeed viral and is often associated with diffuse keratitis, and corneal subepithelial infiltrates (small pockets of white...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye prescription, mitch axelrod, cylinder axis
mitch axelrod, cylinder axis, eye prescription: Hi Lisa, Yes it is a matter of math, not so much optical. There are two conventions for writing glasses prescriptions. one called plus cylinder and the other called minus cylinder . it is easy to convert from one to the other and there are many posts...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye problem, lid scrubs, lid scrub
lid scrubs, lid scrub, ocusoft: Ocusoft lid scrubs are generally available at almost any pharmacy. These scrubs are in a tear open package... simply open and do a gentle 20 or 30 second scrub of the eyelids with the enclosed towelette, then dry off. If you are unable to find...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye problem, mitch axelrod, taking a closer look
mitch axelrod, taking a closer look, rubbing my eyes: Hi Melanie, Certainly you need to see any kind of eye doctor tomorrow. The worry is a corneal infiltrate or ulcer. You didn t say much about your contact lens habits as far as sleeping in them, cleaning them, age of them, etc. If those things are less...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye problem, cold compresses, taking a closer look
cold compresses, taking a closer look, rubbing my eyes: the puffy sac sounds like it is most probably an allergic reaction, which also fits with the eye being red and glossy (we usually say glassy ) Often in spring we get these sudden reactions like that. They usually go away in a day or two. Two things...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye suddenly rejects contacts, seasonal allergies, lens type
seasonal allergies, lens type, left eye: All the newer types of contact lenses have silicone in them which apparently you are sensitive to. Ask your Dr. to refit you with the previously worn contact lens which did not cause itching , redness, and discomfort. It is obviously NOT allergy related as...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyes, mitch axelrod, blury
mitch axelrod, blury, eye irritation: If you re asking if he superglue could be fuming causing the symptoms: I would doubt it but can t definitely say no. If the glasses are straight and properly fit, then the Rx would be the same and OK. So I am not sure, but I would guess the glasses aren...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Flickering Eyes, month old baby, flickering eyes
month old baby, flickering eyes, eye balls: The side to side movement of the eyes is called horizontal nystagmus and is often an involuntary back and forth or up and down movement of the eyes. It usually results from lesions in the central nervous system which affect the eyes ability to maintain a constant...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Focus Problem with Reading Glasses, dr berger, reading glasses
dr berger, reading glasses, focus problem: what you are describing does not sound like a lazy eye. were you checked for cataracts, macular degeneration, or macular edema? the small amount of astigmatism in your prescription is not the cultprit here as to why you are not able to read clearly and must...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Astigmatism in a 2 years old and 9 months old girl, astigmatism, peace of mind
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Astigmatism in a 2 years old and 9 months old girl, astigmatism, peace of mind, 4 months

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye brow raise after lasik surgery, exact type, top edge
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye brow raise after lasik surgery, exact type, top edge, brow

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye suddenly rejects contacts, coopervision, older versions
Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye suddenly rejects contacts, coopervision, older versions, silicon

Ophthalmology & Optometry: High Astigmatism, mitch axelrod, eye astigmatism
mitch axelrod, eye astigmatism, imageshack: Hi Jim, You can t really tell from the info because two of the printouts are for a computer estimate of your Rx, not really what would be prescribed as they are often inaccurate. the one handwritten Rx is old and you don t have any others that were your subjective...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Horner's Syndrome in Infants, vacuum delivery, shroff
vacuum delivery, shroff, exact cause: Dear Rachael, One cannot determine the exact cause of this condition if from birth due to difficult labour or congenital. Only if there are signs of trauma from birth one can at least lean towards that cause. Best, Dr Anand Shroff www.shroffeye.or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: iris color change, change in colour of eyes
change in colour of eyes: Dear Pam, This may happen as an ageing issue or heriditary nature. If induced, this is usually due to some medication. Whatever it is, this usually does not affect vision and needs no treatment. A good physician would be able to help you find the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: itchy and discoloured eyes, eye allergies children
eye allergies children: Hi Shade, This is also due to allergies, which could be systemic. This needs you to be alert and vigilant to do a trial and error mthod of finding what it is that aggravates the attack. You could keep a diary of foods eaten, activities done, this...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Keratoconus, Keratoconus
Keratoconus: The definition of legally blind is frequently misunderstood. One definition of legally blind requires that the Best Corrected Snellen Visual Acuity be 20/200 or worse. This means vision is 20/200 or worse with the best possible contact lens or glasses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: keratoconjunctivitis, lotemax, frequent hand
lotemax, frequent hand, artificial tears: The sore throat and malaise is more proof of the adenoviurs. remember the Rule of eights , that is, 8 day incubation; 8 days until the corneal signs appear; and 8 days until total resolution. In the meantime use separate towels, linens, etc. with frequent...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lasik, staphylococcus bacteria, eyelid margins
staphylococcus bacteria, eyelid margins, eye lids: I would , because no doubt your eye lids are loaded with staph, but ask your eye surgeon hOWD YOU MAKE OUT.? dOES YOUR LASIK SURGEON WANT TO POSTPOSE YOUR PROCEDURE BECAUSE OF YOUR STY - WHICH IS USUALLY CAUSED BY STAPHYLOCOCCUS BACTERIA AND IS AN ACUTE...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lazy eye, eye care practitioner, ametropia
eye care practitioner, ametropia, bad eye: Part-time spectacle wear is better than no spectacle wear but with amblopia and astigmatism of 3 Diopters she should be wearing her eyeglasses full time to prevent regression. The is no magic formula as to how many hours per day will prohibit regression. It...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lens, contact lens prescription, overcorrection
contact lens prescription, overcorrection, myope: Symptoms of refractive overcorrection and undercorrection depend on the underlying prescription. Overcorrection of myopia (nearsightedness) may cause headache and eyestrain. Vision may be relatively clear in an overcorrected myope, with near vision...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New Glasses, mitch axelrod, astigmatism correction
mitch axelrod, astigmatism correction, zeiss lenses: Hi Anthony, The trapezoidal appearance is because the new glasses magnify the world in one direction more than another, so a square seems skewed. It would make a circle seem more elliptical, etc. It is due to the astigmatism correction and the angle of the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New Glasses, rigid gas permeable contact lenses, zeiss lenses
rigid gas permeable contact lenses, zeiss lenses, gas permeable contact lenses: First of all keratoconus is an eye ailment which causes distorted vision from the thinning and irregularity of the corneal surface. Most folks get better vision with rigid gas permeable contact lenses than they do with spectacle correction.Having said that,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New Glasses, mitch axelrod, starbursts
mitch axelrod, starbursts, left eye: Hi Shaun, Each eye should immediately see more keenly with the glasses. There may be some distortion of shape or tilting but details should be better. It the left eye is blurrier than without the glasses, let your doctor know and probably get your eyes rechecked....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Night blindness, night blindness, nyctalopia
night blindness, nyctalopia, vitamin a deficiency: You have three separate questions. 1) Sudden total or partial loss of vision in one or both eyes can occur. The list of causes is extensive, too numerous to list here. Vascular occlusion within the eye, along the visual pathways, or in the brain...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I notice a spot on my brown eyes area., alger brush, rubbing my eyes
alger brush, rubbing my eyes, antibiotic therapy: NO doubt, it sounds like a piece of metal rust lodged onto your cornea rument called an Alger causing pain , irrtation, and possibly infection. You need to see an eye doctor to have it removed and then placed on topical antibiotic therapy. You may need to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ocular Migraine/scintillating scotoma, ophthalmic migraine, scintillating scotoma
ophthalmic migraine, scintillating scotoma, numb fingers and toes: The neuropathy is no doubt related to either spinal or cervical issues. You need to be evaluated by an orthopoedic or neurological physician. He may order and MRI As far as your vision is concerned, your symptoms are the result of your ophthalmic migraine....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ocular ultrasound, Syneresis, ophthalmic ultrasound
Syneresis, ophthalmic ultrasound: Syneresis (degeneration and liquefaction) and detachment of the vitreous fluid may be observed as veils or opacities within the vitreous cavity on ophthalmic ultrasound in many patients, and is of little pathologic significance. This phenomenon is commonly...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: opthometrist or ophthamologist., eye disease, optometrist
eye disease, optometrist, ophthalmologists: Either an optometrist or an ophthalmologist is fully trained to determine whether your son needs glasses, whether he is trying to get a pair he doesn t need or whether he really needs them. The major difference between an optometrist and an ophthalmologist...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: optometrist results, mitch axelrod, distance vision
mitch axelrod, distance vision, naked eyes: Hi Brenda, It means your are mildly nearsighted and the lens to clear your distance vision is -1.75 Diopters power each eye. It means your relaxed naked eyes are naturally focused at about 22 inches from your face. If you have another question, please write...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pediatric bilateral amblyopia, myopia hyperopia, pediatric ophthalmologist
myopia hyperopia, pediatric ophthalmologist, eye ailments: You are probably asking the wrong person as I am a Board certified Optometric Physician for over 35 years and fully believe that unless she needs surgery, she does not need an eye surgeon. Optometrists are well-trained and expert in the refractive status of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: re cataract surgery, iquix, cataract surgery
iquix, cataract surgery, maxidex: Gatifloxacin, Moxifloxicin, Besivance, Ocuflox ,Polytrim, Tobrex, Tobradex, Maxitrol, Iquix are the mainstay of ophthalmic medicines used in eye surgery. Most have preservatives, however they are different and in difference concentrations. Ask your physician...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: do I really need glasses?, routine eye exam, cylinder axis
routine eye exam, cylinder axis, presbyopia: Anne: Your Rx is mild, not severe, or moderate. If you dont like taking your eye eyeglasses on and off to read small print, especially if you so so on a frequent basis, the perhaps a prgressive type lens would be advantageous to minimize the hastle. No one...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Shadow., paw print, subjective description
paw print, subjective description, medical diagnosis: Dear Hannah, I will need a medical diagnosis for this as it could mean anything on your subjective description. So, do not want to do any guesswork and misguide you. Try and see if you can find the hospital records which describe this (by a doctor)....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Stargards Desease, cataract removal, stargardts
cataract removal, stargardts, macular disease: Stargardts is an hereditary macular disease which contributes to poor central vision , so if cataracts are an issue which contributes to poorer generalized vision, then cataract removal may be advised. IT IS A SAFE PROCEDURE. hopes this helps, dr. ke...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: stye/sty??, looking in the mirror, hot compresses
looking in the mirror, hot compresses, eye doctor: A stye does not have to be on the tip of the eyelid. I recommend you try hot compresses (clean washcloth, put very hot water on it, wring it out, and place the hot cloth on your eyelid until it cools.) Do this six or eight times a day for a few days....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: see symptons, ophthalmic migraine, headache migraine
ophthalmic migraine, headache migraine, ocular migraine: From what you are describing it sounds like a migraine or ophthalmic migraine or both. You will need to have your son evaluated and treated by your primary care physician or a neurologist. No doubt an MRI of the head will be ordered to make a definitive diagnosis....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Toric Lens, computer printout, new doctor
computer printout, new doctor, astigmatism: Find someone who comes highly recommended and who fits lots of contact lenses (for at least 10 years) and who is considered an expert in his field. You may want to check with the State and Local Optometric Society for a name or two. hope this helps ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: under eye puffiness with swollen eyelid, orbital cellulitis, swollen eyelid
orbital cellulitis, swollen eyelid, eye puffiness: I am sorry - I thought I had answered this earlier. No it is not typical for the acute part of the stye to form and go away so quickly, which is why I am not comfortable calling it just a stye. What I had written a few days ago when your follow-up question...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: understanding bifocal prescription, refractive power, reading specs
refractive power, reading specs, presbyopia: Easy: simply add the distance refractive power of +2.00 to the bifocal presciption power of +2.00 and you get a total near power of +4.00. In other words, if you want to just get a pair of reading specs you will need +4.00 power. Hope this makes sense....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision, acuity, contact lenses
acuity, contact lenses, brains: It is not really possible to estimate Snellen acuity with any degree of accuracy based on the prescription. This is because different brains interpret a blurred image better than others. because some people are prone to try harder to see the letters when...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision problem, edge glare, IOL and glare
edge glare, IOL and glare: It sounds like edge glare. Edge glare is ambient light scattering off the edge of the intraocular lens, and it is fairly common in the early postoperative phase. Most patients describe it as a circular or semicircular flash of light in the periphery,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision problems, vision check, eye specialist
vision check, eye specialist, vision test: Dear Laxmi, It seems to me that a vision check is required. The medications you are taking do not usually cause any visual issxues. It is better to take an appointment with the eye specialist and get the eye check up done. Regards, Dr Shroff www.shroffeye.or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vitreous, vitreous jelly, retinal specialist
vitreous jelly, retinal specialist, retinal surgery: Dear Joseph, It would be best to really get your eye examined by a retinal specialist as it would not be correct to misguide you without any examination done by me. However, any retinal surgery done, chances of it recurring completely depend on the severity...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: WANT TO KNOW SNELLANS EQUIVALENT FOR MY EYES NUMBER, snellen acuity
snellen acuity: Snellen Acuity ( a standardized measurement of visual acuity) and the magnitude of astigmatism (a measure of the lens power correcting the refractive state of the eye) cannot be translated in a direct manner. Furthermore, one would have to specify if Snellen...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Wrong posturing information from nurses?, retinal detachment
retinal detachment: A retinal detachment with a superior tear and macular detachment is very typically treated by scleral buckling, vitrectomy, and intraocular gas bubble placement. Patient positioning in the immediate postoperative period is a supplementary tactic which is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 4 year old with astigmatism, mitch axelrod, diopters
mitch axelrod, diopters, lazy eye: Hi Michelle, The astigmatism in the glasses Rx is mild, there is not much difference between the eyes to be concerned about a lazy eye, the naked eyes vision is probably good, and I side with your husband. Around kindergarten or first grade, get her rechecked...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 4 yr olds new glasses, mitch axelrod, lifestyle change
mitch axelrod, lifestyle change, lazy eye: Hi Kate, Depending on the binocular status of your son, the glasses may or may not be indicated. If they are preventing him from crossing his eyes or preventing a lazy eye, he needs to keep them on and look through them. The glasses aren t really that strong...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: AXIAL LENGTH AND CORNEAL THICKNESS, layman terms, axial length
layman terms, axial length, corneal thickness: Dear Shraddha, Thank you for sending your details. The reasons behind both corneal thickness and axial length is in terms of if corneal thickness is thin, it means it has less strength to sustain any blows/ injuries. Axial lengthn also related to retina...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: angeogram for eye cyst, angeogram, angiograms
angeogram, angiograms, angiogram: Dear Rita, It depends on where he thinks there is a problem. usually any eye angiograms are done to find out issues in the retina. If you have a clear diagnosis what he has made or a report to share I could help better, otherwise it is a vague terminology...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: axial length and corneal thickness, axial length, corneal thickness
axial length, corneal thickness, diopters: yes there are normal axial length and corneal thickness and yes BOTH do change status post Lasik. The longer than normal axial length (ave 23-24mm) causes myopia the formula is 1mm of axial growth = 3 diopters of myopia. and insufficient corneal thickness...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: axial length and corneal thickness, mitch axelrod, axial length
mitch axelrod, axial length, cataract surgery: Hello Shraddha, the average eye is an inch long, here is a link http://www.tedmontgomery.com/the_eye/index.html but if you search the term average axial length you will find it varies with the specific population studied. You have a long eye, which...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Bloodshot eye in a 17 month old, mitch axelrod, pediatric ophthalmologist
mitch axelrod, pediatric ophthalmologist, bloodshot eye: Hi Dori, If the doctor you wrote of is a general pediatrician, I would encourage you to have your child examined by a pediatric ophthalmologist as they will have better exam techniques, instruments, and ideas. Two weeks of a red eye not resolving with general...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blurring after reading, mitch axelrod, distant target
mitch axelrod, distant target, eye exercise: Hi again b, Usually this is a case where your auto focus mechanism inside your eye is getting stuck at a near focus and not relaxing to refocus the distance. It is called accommodative infacility. You can do a simple in home eye exercise that usually...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Circles in vision, posterior vitreous detachment, vitreous floater
posterior vitreous detachment, vitreous floater, vitreous gel: it sounds like a vitreous floater, extremely annoying when first observed, but also very common, especially in persons over age 50. This is a consequence of a posterior vitreous detachment in which the vitreous gel separates and liquifies. This causes no...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Copper Wiring, copper wiring, opthomologist
copper wiring, opthomologist, copper wire: NO- so long as your blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides are under control, you should be OK. Do you now understand the meaning of copper wire appearing arteroles in your retina, and the significance thereof or do you need further elaboration...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract, cataract and issues
cataract and issues: Dear Dr Shashidhar, Yes, it is chronic...however, it is in another anatomical area than where the cataract is, so this does not come in the way nor affecs recovery unless acute and inflammed or infected. the treating doctor will be able to guide you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract, reddish brown color, dilation
reddish brown color, dilation, beam of light: No, it is not possible for you to see the discoloration yourself. Your OD can see the discoloration with a biomicroscope. This instrument which magnifies either the front of the eye or the back, depending how it is being used, can direct a beam of light...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataracts, intraocular lens implant, cataract surgery
intraocular lens implant, cataract surgery, optomotrist: Cataract surgery with fairly good vision is entire up to you. If your eyesight is corrected to 20/20 with specs and you are either annoyed with glare, fogginess, loss of sharp critical detailed vision, then your options are limit your night driving in rainy,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: continous watering coming from left eye in office aircondtioner, mucous layer, tear ducts
mucous layer, tear ducts, eye doctor: Watering could be from allergy or blocked tear ducts. But most likely (especially as it is present in front of the air conditioner) in your case it is due to dryness! Believe it or not, often excess watering is triggered by the eye feeling too dry because...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: crystalens implant, Crystalens, cataract surgery
Crystalens, cataract surgery, cataract implants: Dear Martin, Crystalens is the best option available to day to give you benefit for near and far vision. Yes, initially the vision fluctuates as the lens functions by moving in the eye. We usually give rest to the eye with certain eye drops in the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Double vision through the day, mitch axelrod, brain nerves
mitch axelrod, brain nerves, old glasses: Hi Jonathan, You certainly need an eye doctor to examine your eye movements. The misalignment must be diagnosed and the reason for your double vision determined. Only then can a solution, be it glasses, eye exercises, or surgery be used. You must be sure...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Being in the dark., long periods of time, night blindness
long periods of time, night blindness, transition time: No you dont go blind, however there is dark/light adaptability transition time in which going from complete darkness to light conditions takes a few seconds to minutes and can be uncomfortable. that is why tunnels are well lit before re entering the bright...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: double vision and left eye, dr berger, eye dr
dr berger, eye dr, opthamologist: You are right . MS, stroke, myasthenia gravis, ophthalmoplegia, and other causes can certainly manifest with double vision. Have a neurologist evaluate you for the diagnosis and treatment.Often times, the double vision is variable and can totally disappear...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Enlarged pupil, enlarged pupil, brain tumor
enlarged pupil, brain tumor, tonic pupil: Wow - so the MRI and CT scan showed nothing? At least you have ruled out a brain tumor which is one thing to consider with a pupil like that. There are other pupil function disorders - Adies tonic pupil is one possibility. Some of them are serious but others...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye alignment, eye alignment, prism glasses
eye alignment, prism glasses, sergery: Prism eyeglasses can alleviate double vision , eyestrain, and headaches but will not correct the ocular deviation of exotropia or strabismus. If you want to treat the eyeturn and misallignment, you will need to consult with an oculomotor surgical ophthalmologist...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Irritation After Swimming in Ocean, hawaii today, swimming in the ocean
hawaii today, swimming in the ocean, professional treatment: Yes, you really need to see an eye doctor in the next day or so. There are various possibilities, none of which can be determined without a doctor seeing your eye. There could be a particle of sand lodged under your eyelid. Your eye could be infected....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: exam numbers an what they mean, mitch axelrod, dear sirs
mitch axelrod, dear sirs, exam numbers: Hi Lara, If you wrote the numbers as right eye first, then your right eye is worse by only a very small amount with a little more nearsightedness and astigmatism. Your left eye is similar but it no longer has astigmatism but it is a little more nearsighted...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: exam results, mitch axelrod, eye exams
mitch axelrod, eye exams, left eye: Hi Diane, The right eye is about the same for distance, you probably wouldn t notice it; for reading the lens will be a little weaker in the second, though, The left eye is a fair amount stronger for distance, and a little stronger at near. The main difference...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye, conjunctiva, dr ken
conjunctiva, dr ken, left eye: hi jon- it sounds like youre describing a pingecula formation on the lateral aspecct of the conjunctiva, which is not a serious problem and is extremely common. it is due to hyaline and connective tissue overgrowth and needs no treatment. hope this helps,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: left eye looks smaller than right, nerve damage, hello doctor
nerve damage, hello doctor, face photos: What you are describing that had to be removed is what we call a chalazion. If your eye looks the same as it did when you had the chalazion, perhaps you should return to the ophthalmologist to check if the chalazion has recurred. In general there is no...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye power, visual disability, eye test
visual disability, eye test, question sir: There is no way to know what your vision is just from the prescription. 6/6 is the equivalent of what we in the US call 20/20 vision. If a person is 20/20 or 6/6 it means what an average person can see from 20 feet or 6 meters, that person can see the same...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye scratch, mitch axelrod, dry patches
mitch axelrod, dry patches, something in my eye: Hi Teena, I think you have something in your eye or under your eyelid or there are dry spots on your eye that need lubrication. 10 days is long enough to heal up and feel better if all is well, so you should go back to the eye doctor and let them have another...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye scratch, something in my eye, fluorescein dye
something in my eye, fluorescein dye, eye doctor: There is no way to know if the eye will heal completely with the lubricant drops. If you saw the doctor a week or so after the first visit and he or she saw nothing wrong, then it is hard to say what is going on. Did the doctor flip your eyelid to be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyes, corneal specialist, specialist clinic
corneal specialist, specialist clinic, upper lid: Dear Jessica, Firstly try and use some good lubricating eye drops like Refresh Liquigel or Genteal Tears. If it does not work, then you may have dry eyes then a corneal specialist will be the best person to see. Best, Dr Shroff www.shroffeye.or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyes that don't focus together, eye doctors, vision specialist
eye doctors, vision specialist, vision training: It sounds like, from your description, you have convergence insufficiency or convergence weakness and you need to be evaluated by an optometric vision specialist who specializes in vision training and visual therapy. Eyeglasses alone may not be sufficient...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Copper Wiring, retinal emboli, retinal blood vessels
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Copper Wiring, retinal emboli, retinal blood vessels, hardening of the arteries

Ophthalmology & Optometry: floaters, dr berger, routine exams
dr berger, routine exams, loss of vision: floaters are indeed very common. if you do not even notice them, you need worry. he s right; NO TREATMENT IS NECESSARY IF YOU HAVE NO FLASHES OF LIGHT OR LOSS OF VISION OR DISTOTION OF ANY KIND. so routine exams are all that is necessary unless you experience...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: floaters/blind spot, mitch axelrod, eye care provider
mitch axelrod, eye care provider, gray spot: Hi Amy, It sounds like a floater to me, or it could be a small defect in the retina or a vitreoretinal interface traction explaining what you see, but if it s 6-9 mos old without change, it is probably OK. It sounds like your doctor is doing a good job of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: floaters/blind spots, eye care provider, vitreous floaters
eye care provider, vitreous floaters, gray spot: Vitreous floaters, as I m sure you ve been told and have researched, are in iteself harmless and benign, but can be extreemly annoying. So long that the retina is intact they need not be treated. They come in all shapes and sizes and colors. When you go for...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glucoma, noticeable symptoms, definitive treatment
noticeable symptoms, definitive treatment, realistic option: The fact that there are no noticeable symptoms until it really is too late is one of the scariest things about glaucoma. You are luck your doctor found it. Even though the vision is 75% gone if you follow whatever treatment is recommended you are unlikely...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glass Rx following cataract surgery, cataract surgery, better vision
cataract surgery, better vision, eyedrops: It usually takes approximately 2 weeks after the surgery to get an accurate refraction for eyeglasses primarily because you are still healing and are taking at least two different eyedrops. If you need better vision immediately, you can opt for temporary glasses....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glasses lens, Trial frames
Trial frames: No, for many reasons, you will not likely find any way to obtain what you need as well as instruction on its use to address your initial question. Besides, it would lead to what I warned against in my previous answer, over-analyzing, and that can be worse...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: High Myopia + Anisocoria, unequal pupil size, nerve involvement
unequal pupil size, nerve involvement, neurological signs: NO In the absence of headaches or any other neurological signs, normal physiological anisocoria (unequal pupil size)is normal. If on the other hand, there is a large difference in pupil size between the two eyes, then an MRI should be performed to rule out...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: high eye pressure, ocular hypertension, optic nerves
ocular hypertension, optic nerves, optic nerve: Firstly, pressures of 19,23 are not very high, but indeed elevated. Furthermore, this does not mean you have glaucoma, just ocular hypertension. As long as the optic nerves are healthy and there s no visual field loss, theres is no need to treat you. Having...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: involuntary raising of the eyelid, post LASIK complication
post LASIK complication: Dear Steven, It may help to be examined by an occuloplastic eye surgeon or a neuro- ophthalmologist with experience regarding the nerve supply issues even around the eyes. A general eye surgeon in a commerical LASIK centre may or may not be experienced...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lenses, soflens toric, sinus headache
soflens toric, sinus headache, toric lenses: Dear Jerome. After reading your history thoroughly, I can only suggest if your new eye doctor wont see you again, to consult with a new eye doctor. You didnt have these symptoms with the B&L soflens toric lenses, so perhaps you should be refit with the same...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Keratoconus Eye Cramp, eyestrain, refractive errors
eyestrain, refractive errors, eye pain: I have never heard of keratoconus causing any eye pain per se. I am wondering if when you say cramping you mean what we call twitching. This would be a spasm of the muscles in the eyelids such that it looks like you are blinking one eye really fast OR...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lens implants after cataract surgery, eye care field, cataract surgery
eye care field, cataract surgery, lens implants: The technique to which you refer is called monovision and is commonplace in the eye care field. In fact some 80% of those who utilize this do quite well; that is seeing in one eye for distance and in the other eye for near. If youre not sure if it s appropriate...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lazy eye, bates method, eccentric vision
bates method, eccentric vision, lazy eye: Your prescription is relatively mild and quite normal for your age. As far as lazyeye is concerned,usually by the age of 7 or 8 ,it is usually too late to begin treating this condition as the vision system is well-organized and embedded at this point. Having...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lazy eye, anisometropic amblyopia, infancy period
anisometropic amblyopia, infancy period, visual acuity: Amblyopia (loss of vision) or the so-called lazy eye again cannot NOT be treated with surgery. Usually it is caused by congenital (since birth) underdevelopment as a result of sensory deprivation, that is a lack of proper visual stimulation during the infancy...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: MACULAR DEGENERATION, beta carotine, green leafy vegetables
beta carotine, green leafy vegetables, cataract surgery: there is no cure for macular degeneration: only remedies to treat the disease and slow down the process. nevanac drops are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drops which will have no effect on her macular degeneration unless she has macular edema. antioxidants,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Monocular vision question, nfpa 1582, depth perception
nfpa 1582, depth perception, refractive error: Monocular vision refers to the use of only one eye at a time, not binocular vision with fusion and stereopsis (depth perception). The fact that one eye is blurrier than the other does NOT mean you have no binocular vision. Most likely, there is a refractive...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: nausea, headaches, eye pain, soflens toric, sinus headache
soflens toric, sinus headache, toric lenses: Hi Jerome, What are your old glasses and new glasses Rxs? And why don t you just go back to try the old contact lens Rx to see if it is OK again (I assume you had no problems other than redness and you needed an updated Rx in order to buy new contacts)?...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pain behind left eyebrow, ear nose and throat doctor, steam inhalation
ear nose and throat doctor, steam inhalation, ear nose and throat: Dear Charles, You have very classical symptoms of sinusitis. Maybe you could revisit the eNT when suffering actively. Till then the best that you can do is : 1. Steam inhalation 2. Avoid cold stuff 3. Avoid an AC blast on the face like when...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescription swimming goggles., prescription swimming goggles, mitch axelrod
prescription swimming goggles, mitch axelrod, prescription goggles: hi Ray, for the right eye OD use -5.50 sphere and for the left OS use -6.50 sphere. don t worry about the slightly increased vertex distance as the magnified view since under water and the fact that you won t be looking at far distances under water negate...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Question, laser eye doctor, cough medicines
laser eye doctor, cough medicines, cough medicine: Hello Christina. There are several reasons your dad s eye pressure might be raised at this time. 1) as he is sick he may be taking other medications - a decongestant? cough medicine? - that may temporarily raise the pressure 2) generally people s eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Question, glaucoma OTC medicine
glaucoma OTC medicine: At least he now knows the importance of being sure that the doctor knows what medications he is taking, even if they are OTC. He can mention it when he goes back for his follow-up visit. My fathers glaucoma was one of a very rapid onset that was caught...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Question on contact and eyeglasses Rx, eye exam, best bet
eye exam, best bet, eye glass: Most likely at your last eye exam for contact lenses, the doctor did everything that would be needed to generate an eye glass prescription as well. I always make a point of telling every contact lens patient that I am also writing them a new glasses prescription...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Right eye blurred, blurred vision
blurred vision: Dear Carl, This needs to be be checked by an ophthalmologist as the blurred central vision could be anything in the cornea or even the lens lik a start of a cataract. best not to guess this on your own, visit an eye doctor. Best, Dr Shroff www.shroffeye.or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sleep in eyes, mucus in eye
mucus in eye: Dear Cynthia, There is a certain amount of mucus which is naturally produced by the eyes and is normal. It would be best not to touch or fidget around with the pocket holes . If there is a visible bulge under the skin of your eye, near the inner...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Strabismus, adult strabismus, closed head injuries
adult strabismus, closed head injuries, exotropia: That simply means the eyes are not optically alligned in a straight ahead position. In other words one eye appears straight while the other eye turns outwardly, that is, toward the ear (exotropia). Hope this explains this condition to you. Dr. Ke...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Strabismus repair., ophthalmic surgeon, dr berger
ophthalmic surgeon, dr berger, botox injections: Firstly, you are still a minor and probably are covered under your parent s health insurance. Secondly, you will need to consult with an ophthalmic surgeon in your area who specializes in strabismus surgery and as far as costs, I dont know what the usual and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sudden Fuzzy Vision, vitreous floater, fuzzy vision
vitreous floater, fuzzy vision, time jen: Hi Jen: A visit to your eye doctor will determine if that fuzz moving across your line of sight is due to a vitreous floater - which lasts for seconds and can return frequently. Unfortunately if this is the case there is no treatment for it, unless its...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My sons eye test, mitch axelrod, objective findings
mitch axelrod, objective findings, school nurse: Hello Tuesday, vision measured in an almost 5 yr old is sometimes inaccurate due the child s nervousness or inattention to distant detail. The eye doctor will be able to correlate his own measurement of your son s potential glasses prescription, determined...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Unable to get perfect vision eyeglasses, mitch axelrod, vision eyeglasses
mitch axelrod, vision eyeglasses, prescription eyeglasses: Hi Rory, At 69 your eye can t see as clearly as you want or remember due to normal aging changes. You didn t mention cataracts, but they are probably becoming noticeable. Be that as it may, you need to look through a lens with the correct power for your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: wrinkle in cornea, mitch axelrod, exact nature
mitch axelrod, exact nature, vision problems: Hello Margaret, I don t have enough info to help. Wrinkles aren t normal and will cause vision problems much less some discomfort. You need to have the exact nature of the wrinkle determined. You can always use over the counter lubricating eye drops safely,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 9 year old with exphoria, eye exercises, severe headaches
eye exercises, severe headaches, vision training: You may want tohave a cerebral MRI performed to rule out intra cranial pathology such as tumors, aneurysms, etc, just to be safe, especially with sudden onset double vision, eye turns, severe headaches, and blackouts. If this is normal, then consult with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Astigmatism in children, eye exercises, oral supplement
eye exercises, oral supplement, refractive error: Astigmatism is very common, and is nothing to be concerned about. Astigmatism is a type of refractive error, and is really just a mix between farsightedness and nearsightedness. Having a mild astigmatism at this young age doesn t mean anything more than...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Astigmatism in children, astigmatism
astigmatism: Astigmatism is not a disease, but simply a type of refractive error created by a non-spherical shape of the eye. If astigmatism is significant in magnitude, it is corrected with glasses or contact lenses. The amount you describe is not significant... I have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: astigmatism and frame adjustment, disposable contacts, flexible material
disposable contacts, flexible material, astigmatism: David, Sorry for your frustrations. For the first part of the question: adjusting the frame to fit the face correctly is usually about little tweaks, then how does that feel. It is very normal, kind of like tailoring a suit or something of that manner....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: astigmatism and frame adjustment, eyeglass adjustment, proper eyeglass fit
eyeglass adjustment, proper eyeglass fit, : David, Thank you for this question. I differ from a doctor in more ways than title alone. The doctors are the optometrists who spend four years of study specific to the eyes in addition to their undergraduate major which was likely biology or some other...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: axis verification, Astigmatism
Astigmatism: I have several neighbors from India and they show me pictures of that beautiful country.They have also introduced us to some wonderful foods and culture. It is a small world. Any change in axis of a few degrees like in your new prescription is very normal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Baby's eyes "rolling" back when active, Bell's phenomenon
Bell's phenomenon: Bell s phenomenon is a normal, protective reaction of the eyes in which both eyes move upward upon forceful squeezing. It is normally not a fully developed phenomenon at birth, and becomes more evident during the first year of life. Although the episodes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Bubble/blister on white of eye, Bubble, blister on white of eye
Bubble, blister on white of eye, pinguecula: Although I cannot be sure without looking, it sounds like you have a small conjuctival epithelial fluid filled cyst on your eye. These are not uncommon and not dangerous, but they can give a you a foreign body sensation in the eye. Sometimes they get larger...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Bubble on white of eye, conjunctival cyst, eye doctor
conjunctival cyst, eye doctor, dr ken: without first seeing a photograph of this bubble in your eye, it is most likely a conjunctival cyst or a pingecula-either one should goaway by itself unless of course it is causing you distress or discomfort. If it does then seean eye doctor when available....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blue halo, mitch axelrod, blue halo
mitch axelrod, blue halo, progressive lenses: Hi Carolyn, It sounds like a lens material or coating problem except for the blur but then there are those that would say you ve developed a gift . Do you know what changes were made each of those seven times: lens base curves, thickness, material, coatings,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blue ring located within white of eyes, pediatric ophthalmologist, eye sclera
pediatric ophthalmologist, eye sclera, choroid: Brooklyne, The darkening (blue/gray) discoloration of the white part of the eye (sclera) can be a sign that the sclera is thinner than it should be (thinning? vs stable). The sclera is a tough white shell, think of a basketball, that basically gives the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blurred distance vision, masters course, true wonders
masters course, true wonders, remarkable gifts: Alexa, I am unable to explain why the doctor diagnosed you as myopic and not pseudomyopic that is outside my expertise. But I would have confidence in the finding. Most often dilation, for refractive purposes, is used in cases of hyperopia, children specifically,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Corneal transplant, c3r, cornea transplant
c3r, cornea transplant: Dear Kenny, I cannot answer the Q if this is the right plan of treatment for you in absence of me examining you or seeing a clinical eye report. But today, corneal transplant has made various advances and in the hands of a good corneal specialist, you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract surgery after corrective surgery for retinal detachment, corrective surgeries, retinal detachment
corrective surgeries, retinal detachment, cataract surgery: Your Mom has had 4 procedures within the last 6 months and is not unexpected that healing and visual recovery may be a prolonged process. Generally, if the retina is not damaged permanently from the detachment, vision returns within the first few weeks...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: conjunctiva, eye closure, nip tuck
eye closure, nip tuck, fornix: The sclera is a very tough rigid structure, like a basketball. It would be extremely unlikely that there was wrinkling of the sclera (virtually impossible). If/when the sclera thins it does not wrinkle; the positive pressure in the eye causes it to bulge...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: constant red eyes on half my eyes, no itching, stem cell transplant, acne rosacea
stem cell transplant, acne rosacea, dr berger: Hi. Ocular redness can come from many things among which are allergy, dryness, pollutants and noxious fumes, bacterial infections, as well as viral , protozoan and yeast infections, and sometimes skin conditions like acne rosacea or conditions as rheumatoid...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lenses, eye prescription, prescription glasses
eye prescription, prescription glasses, random times: 1. Is it bad to be wearing those contacts still? Do not wear contacts that were opened; unopened contacts are OK if they aren t past their expiration date stamped on the package s label. 2. If no, is it bad to wear those weaker contacts one day and wear...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: corneal thinning, central cornea, irregular astigmatism
central cornea, irregular astigmatism, estasia: Most conditions of corneal thinning is due to keratoconus - which is characterized by conical estasia (bulging) of the central cornea, thinning and ultimate scarring of the central cornea resulting in a painless, gradual, and progressive loss of vision due...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cross linking, c3r, cornea transplant
c3r, cornea transplant, keratoconus: Dear Amy, What the lady meant was not just see the eye but obviously examine the same. Yes, with the information of topography combined with clinical findings, one can definitely opine on the keratoconus. My personal opinion would be to consider crosslinking...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Distance vision with contacts, Mono-vision, presbyopia
Mono-vision, presbyopia, astigmatism: Dave, I wanted to apologize for the slower than ideal response times I have had over the past week. I was out of town and in an area where internet availability was spotty at best. I am now back home and have a river of bandwidth to enable me to respond...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye color changed, filler injections, dark circles
filler injections, dark circles, window shade: Rebecca, The iris, which is the colored part of the eye, is pigmented tissue that doesn t easily change. There are some medications that can cause an increase in pigmentation, but losing pigmentation is fairly rare, and to my knowledge, not related to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye lid., eye lids, eyelid cleanser
eye lids, eyelid cleanser, baby shampoo: Elijah, The thing you want to be most careful with is getting soap that isn t balanced for the eye and if it gets in can do any damage or harm. The wrong soap could be quite painful and even cause a chemical burn. The inexpensive stand-by is baby shampoo,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Problem, visual discomfort, vision issues
visual discomfort, vision issues, lens combination: Assuming that you don t need glasses, or if you do that you re wearing them--most eyestrain from computer usage comes from the accomodative system, or the muscle/lens combination that moves your focus from far away to something up close. The closer something,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye pain after wearing new glasses, Prism, Aberation
Prism, Aberation, Hi-index: Darren, You are very welcome. It is my privilege to help you. Glass is arguably the best optical material and why it is used, almost exclusively, in telescopes and microscopes and why it was used in glasses for decades. Glass is a heavy material and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye veins, red veins, dear jennifer
red veins, dear jennifer, shroff: Dear Jennifer, Difficult to pin point the reason without knowing the clinical report. The red veins are common in some people, but have no surgical or laser option, just some eye drops. Would be best to seek an opinion and if looking for a specialist,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyes not working together, mono-vision, presbyopia
mono-vision, presbyopia, Crizal: Frank, thank you for the question, and letís see if we can help you out with this. A few questions come to mind 1. How long ago was the surgery? 2. Do you remember any discussion about having one eye that would read better and one eye that would see at...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: exam fees, dear max, hungry folks
dear max, hungry folks, personal point: Dear Max, This is rather a personal point of view, which will differ from person to person that you address this Q to. My opinion is that the eye surgeon does spend a considerable amount of his time in doing this check up. His time should not be expected...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye chart, greg warner, eye dr
greg warner, eye dr, eye chart: Well, to take this to a higher level of detail, the answer actually depends whether a person is near-sighted or farsighted. The general goal is to give a person the most plus power (for a farsighted person) as possible, and the least minus power (for a nearsighted...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye injury, recurrent corneal erosion, lens acts
recurrent corneal erosion, lens acts, vegetative matter: have you tried hypertonic salt ointment like 5% Muro 128 ointment to be used at bedtime EVERY NIGHT? along with Systane Ultra evry 2-3 hours during the daytime? if not , it is over the counter. try it for a few weeks to see if you get improvement of your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye injury, mitch axelrod, minor irritation
mitch axelrod, minor irritation, artificial tears: Hi Hakan, I do not know what is wrong with your eye; the word pain can have many meanings and it may be best to describe the pain as best you can to your doctor. The fact that your doctor doesn t see anything wrong is good, and dryness or other minor...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye injury, recurrent corneal erosion, corneal abrasion
recurrent corneal erosion, corneal abrasion, body sensation: My only suggestion would be to have the Doctor apply anasthetic drops and challenge the adherence of the epithelium in the site of the previous injury. In this way, it may be determined if there is weak or loose epithelium that may be prone to recurrent erosion...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye problem, Eye pain
Eye pain: Tom, No unfortunately I donít have any suggestions to help remediate your symptoms. You best bet, in terms of economy and protecting your vision is to go and see an eye doctor. If you have access to an optometrist, that would be who I would see for several...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye scratch, recurrent corneal erosion, mitch axelrod
recurrent corneal erosion, mitch axelrod, wise fashion: Hi Teena, I answered this question already but I guess it didn t get through. It maybe RCE or something new. Only an exam can tell. If it is RCE, it can be treated in a step wise fashion from simple to more involved. Usually started with lubricating drops...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyeglass lens thickness, AR coating, Hi-index
AR coating, Hi-index, Crizal: Steven, Thank you for the question. There is a fair amount of confusion about the application of various index materials and what is best suited for various prescriptions and uses as each material can have very different properties. As a client the first...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyes, cranial nerves, two guns
cranial nerves, two guns, neurological system: Benjamin, Sorry for the delay in answering, I was away from my computer for a couple of days and forgot to turn on the vacation mode for this website, AllExperts. Double vision, or diplopia, has a few causes. Here s the background...you have two eyes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my eyes don't work together, intelligent assessment, orthoptist
intelligent assessment, orthoptist, cosmetic problems: You didnt mention if you have exophoria or esophoria not to what degree, high or low , and how many prism diopters of deviation and is it intermittant or constant. These need to be answered before i can give you an intelligent assessment. And if it s intermittant,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my eyes hurt while wearing lenses, silicone hydrogel, mitch axelrod
silicone hydrogel, mitch axelrod, monthly contact lenses: Hi Stacey, It s hard to tell if you have an infection or just intolerance to the contact lens. You should stop using the contacts and hopefully your eyes will simply get better. Then you can see your contact lens fitter as planned to figure out what to do...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Flickering Vision, scintillating scotoma, light perception
scintillating scotoma, light perception, visual experiences: Again what you have is normal, Snow flake appearances or little white dots and kaleiscopic effects can be the result of a benign condition from a vitreous detachment whereby the vitreous gel separates from the retina, often causes flashes and floaters. It...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye chart, eye muscles, dr johnston
Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye chart, eye muscles, dr johnston, proper exercise

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Flickering Vision, weakened immune system, eye condition
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Flickering Vision, weakened immune system, eye condition, sceen

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Only 8 contact boxes per prescription per year?, eye doctor, overlords
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Only 8 contact boxes per prescription per year?, eye doctor, overlords, hostage

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glasses over contact lenses, contact lenses low ligh
contact lenses low ligh: Mary Ellen, Everything is a compromise in one way or another. In having a lens that helps with near and far vision you have the ability to do both but at a level that is not as good, in general, as if you addressed one or the other. All bifocal lenses,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glaucoma and Diabetic retinopathy, routine eye exam, retinal blood vessels
routine eye exam, retinal blood vessels, control cholesterol: I don t anything about American Eye Care howver i do know if theres a family history of glaucoma, then theres a higher risk factor for others in the family to develop the same condition. The same goes for diabetes. A dilated eye exam is necessary annually...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Grandsons strange Eye "Problem", pediatric ophthalmologist, esther campbell
pediatric ophthalmologist, esther campbell, ophthamologist: the next step would be to have another pediatrician see him for an evaluation (bring videotape) or see a pediatric ophthalmologist or neuro- ophthamologist thats a start: Please let me know how you make out. Dr. Ken FYI ANY issues with a 9 month old...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: jelly like substance swelling/moving across eye, alergy, eye doctor
alergy, eye doctor, allergic reaction: Kari, Any kind of discharge, etc that builds up around/in the eye should be a concern. It is possible she is having an allergic reaction, although the hallmark of allergy is itching. Usually an allergy presents as red, watering, and itching. Discharge/mucous/etc...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Keratoconous., c3r, cornea transplant
c3r, cornea transplant, keratoconus: Dear Rajesh, From what details have been sent, yes you surely need C3R. But whether this needs to be coupled with a Topolink treatment, I would be able to answer only on examination. If in Mumbai, would be happy to assist you, if not, my guess is that...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Keratoconus:, keratoconus, C3R
keratoconus, C3R: Dear Amy, If your son has been diagnosed with keratoconus, this being a progressive condition, may worsen in the years to come. The only permanent treatment for this is corneal crosslinking or C3R. Please see www.lasikindia.in for more details on this....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: keratoconus, c3r, cornea transplant
c3r, cornea transplant, keratoconus: Dear Amy, Keratoconus is known to be progressive. The rapidity or speed is different in different people. In some it can stay in the same stage for years, in some deteriorate over one year. What you need is a good corneal expert in your city who can...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: keratoconus, gas permeable contact lens, forme fruste
gas permeable contact lens, forme fruste, dramatic cases: The prescription described above, plano -1.00 X 041 and (plano)-1.50 x 132 is actucally very low and should be fine with glasses. Let s break down the presciption. (Number X) - (Number Y) x (Number Z) Number X is the spherical power, or relates to the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: loss of vision post cataract surgery, lens rx, optic neuritis
lens rx, optic neuritis, cataract surgery: You certainly need to be evaluated by a specialist. Its possible that you may have macular edema, retinal detachment, or other complication that should be treated immediately. Since I live and practice on the east coast of the USA , I am partial to the philadelphia...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: multiple eye surgeries, Strabismus, amblyopia
Strabismus, amblyopia : Ocular misalignment following multiple strabismus procedures in the setting of an injury and the surgical complication of detachment of one of the muscles will most likely result in permanent misalignment despite any further surgery. Although you do not...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Nystagmus, vestibular nuclei, semicircular canals
vestibular nuclei, semicircular canals, ectopic preg: Hey Garrett, interesting and complicated question. Nystagmus is caused by an impairment of the vestibular system, which includes part of the cortex, medulla/pons area of the brainstem, and includes parts of the hearing and visual system. If she had trauma...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Only 8 contact boxes per prescription per year?, contact lens expiration, contact lenses
contact lens expiration, contact lenses: Allen, The issue is one of the health of your eyes. The purpose of the annual exam and commensurate contact lens supply is to allow the doctors to evaluate the affects of the contact lenses on your eyes over time and prevent damage to your eyes by catching...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: optic nerve, optic nerve damage, ophthalmic surgeon
optic nerve damage, ophthalmic surgeon, nerve function: Without viewing the MRI, CT Scan, Visual Field, optic nerve function/assessment tests , etc , it is impossible to know the extent of the damage to your eye and vision. Your best bet is to consult with a top ophthalmic surgeon or neuro-ophthalmogist for assessment...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: optometry question, saaudi arabia, sure what country
saaudi arabia, sure what country, prometric: Badiul alam, I am unfamiliar with what questions may be including on the exam you are questioning. I am not sure what country you are in, or what the licensing procedures that they may have. I would suggest looking up the contact information for the organization...