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Ophthalmology & Optometry: spots in vision, posterior vitreous detachment, vitreous floaters
posterior vitreous detachment, vitreous floaters, vitreous gel: DEFINITEly get it checked out. Most likely these are vitreous floaters caused by a condition called posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) which is the liquification and separationof the vitreous gel in the eye and can occur suddenly andspontaneouly. So long...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Visin problem After Brain surgry., optical pathway, brain area
optical pathway, brain area, neuro surgeon: Dear Hamza, This Q can only be answered by the treating neurosurgeon. Vision comes also largeley from the brain area and since in your case the issue was in the higher pathway above the optical pathway, the issue needs to be addressed by a neuro surgeon,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision distortion, headache clinic, neck ache
headache clinic, neck ache, nerve damage: Well, I cannot explain what happened or tell you how to fix it. But I do think the headache clinic is a move in the right direction. Regardless of what is causing the problem, to test for headaches at the specialty level they must have some advanced neurological...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vitreous separation, vitreous detachment, vitreous separation
vitreous detachment, vitreous separation, retinal detachment: It is true , there is no treatmnet for vitreous separation or vitreous detachment. In time, the symptoms and vision will improve but can take week to months. Once there is a retinal detachment or tear in one eye the other eye must be carefully examined as...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 3 yr olds possible sight loss, national board examinations, corneal abrasions
national board examinations, corneal abrasions, family optometrist: If your three year old daughter needed eye surgery of any type, I would definitely recommend an eye surgeon or ophthalmologist. However, if there is no need for surgery then an board certified optometrist is a good choice. They are qualified to diagnose and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Aymblyopia, Amblyopia, lazy eye
Amblyopia, lazy eye: All Experts Answer Tara Amblyopia is a condition defined as having reduced vision in an eye. One of the eyes does not see as clearly as the other, for many possible reasons, some known and others remain unknown. A classic example is that one eye is turning...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Becomeing Cross-Eyed, Blind Spot
Blind Spot: Elijah, You are very perceptive. You are correct; when you look at a distance your eyes are both looking out centered and as you look at objects closer to you your eyes get closer. But do not worry; falling asleep with your eyes crossed will not make them...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Black eye, mitch axelrod, block nose
mitch axelrod, block nose, upper eyelid: Hi T, Usually we attribute darkening under or around the eyes to allergy and that might be associated with your stuffiness. It wouldn t be an eye issue per se, so I would start with your general doctor as they can run tests to be sure you are otherwise healthy....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blurred vision in one eye, blurred vision in one eye, migraine headache
blurred vision in one eye, migraine headache, ocular migraine: Sure, Cheese, stress, alcohol, tobacco, nuts, caffeine, chocolate, etc have all been implicated as the trigger of ophthalmic migraine. Yes you can get this in one eye and without the headache and often is accompanied with aura, colored lights, flashes,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Competition for Optometry school?, schools of optometry, average gpa
schools of optometry, average gpa, lions club: There are 18 schools of optometry in the United States, 20 if you include Canada and Puerto Rico. Because of that limitation they are naturally fairly competitive. If you want to call one of the admissions offices for the schools of optometry you can ask...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Computer Lenses, computer lens, computer lenses
computer lens, computer lenses, clock on the wall: There is a huge difference between a progressive lens designed for computer use and single vision. If you while sitting at your desk do any tasks other than just looking at the computer screen a progressive lens will certainly be more comfortable. It will...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Consultation regarding eye problem after a head injury., optic nerve damage, mild head injury
optic nerve damage, mild head injury, orbital fractures: Dear Shoureya, The best consultation for you would be to meet a neuro ophthalmologist, in your city. He would be able to guide you better. The issues with eye after trauma and having nerve injury are many, some would be orbital fractures, diplopia or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Consultation regarding hole and weak area in retina, argon laser treatment, mild head injury
argon laser treatment, mild head injury, retinal specialists: Dear Shoureya, In some cases, yes, head injuries can cause symptoms of neurologic origin, even floaters etc can increase, however, if this was the case in your case one may have known only on the immediate examination after the head injury. Today, it may...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: confused with new presciption, lens rx, nearsightedness
lens rx, nearsightedness, eye exam: Right, you are still nearsighted so you do need help with driving, especially night time and maybe TV or certain sports. As for is it odd that your Rx went down, that depends a lot on your age and what you are doing with your eyes. It is actually quite...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lens irritation, Contact lens care
Contact lens care: Daisy, Background is always useful and you did an excellent job of presenting it. As to what contact lens is best for you, I cannot say, I would suggest finding a doctor who specializes in contact lenses and can evaluate you to come up with the best match....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lenses, glasses and contact lens prescriptions different
glasses and contact lens prescriptions different: Vivian, I like that name, I wish it was more common and thank you for the question. The answer is…”Maybe, maybe not.” With glasses and contact lenses sometimes the prescriptions are the same and sometimes they are different. There are several reasons,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contacts, size shape, health vision
size shape, health vision, patanol: Kate, it doesn t sound like it s your eyes that are the problem, sounds like it s more of a contact lens issue. Maybe the brand/fit isn t right for your eyes. There are lots of things to keep in mind--size, shape and material. If you ve given it a long...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: corrected vision, corneal ectasia, rigid gas permeable contact lenses
corneal ectasia, rigid gas permeable contact lenses, gas permeable contact lenses: keratoconus is a progressive corneal ectasia (thinning and protrusion). according to the data you submitted, his disease is not severe as yet and his vision is still quite good (20/25) I m surprised no one mentioned fitting your son with rigid gas permeable...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: corrected vision, visual acuity, amblyopia
visual acuity, amblyopia, lazy eye: Often times highly nearsighted individuals do not correct to 20/20. This is not abnormal but rather, very common. Everyone s potential is different, some people getting 20/20 and others best visual acuity is 20/30 or 20/40 or even 20/15. Do not be alarmed...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cross linking, c3r, keratoconus
c3r, keratoconus, crosslinking: Hi Amy, I can understand the difficult situation you are going through as a parent. And though we are assured by the expertise of the doctors and the advancements in medicine, it is natural for you to worry. However, just like you said, there is no down...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: MY EYES, eye brows, bilnd
eye brows, bilnd, eye exam: Yes you should get a thorough eye exam, especially if your near focus is altered in one eye. Color deficiency is a binocular trait not monocular (one eye) so i doubt you are color bilnd in just one eye, but you may be hyperopic, astigmatic, myopic, or have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye birthmarks, light coffee, eye doctors
light coffee, eye doctors, side ways: Vi, A birthmark like you are describing is normally just extra pigmented tissue. Like a freckle or mole on your skin, in general this is nothing to worry about. I would bring it up to the eye doctor at the exam next year, just so they pay a little extra...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Crossing With prescriptive lenses Vs. Without, prism lenses, ocular muscle
prism lenses, ocular muscle, perfect science: Yes . Sometimes ocular muscle surgery, which is not a perfect science, needs to be repeated, often times years later, to correct any imbalance or deviation. If double vision is a problem , often times it is temporary. other times it can be fairly consistent....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye changes, prism, phoria
prism, phoria, wandering eye: Brenda, Thanks you for the question and your attention to detail. Based on my experience as an optician, the short answer is this could be a symptom of several possible conditions and needs to be evaluated by a doctor. I would find an optometrist in your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Floater, omega 3 fatty acid, zeaxanthin lutein
omega 3 fatty acid, zeaxanthin lutein, eye floater: The antioxident/vitamin therapy you are on will have no affect on vitreous floaters but has been shown to clow down the progression of macular degeneration. You did not indicate your age, if you have a history of age-related macular degeneration, are a smokker,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Glass Prescription, Progressive Lenses, Progressive Lens Design
Progressive Lenses, Progressive Lens Design: Sharon, I did not mean to use the word cheap to imply lack of consideration or a diminished value of health. It is obvious you care enough to research the best solution and I apologize if it came across that way. I would rather spend less, on the same item,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye sight, second sight
second sight: Yes, it is possible for your prescription to get weaker , or less, as you age, particularly if you are developing early cataracts. In this situation the cataract functions to refract light in the same way your glasses prescription, leading to less dependence...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyes, eye muscle surgery, hyperphoria
eye muscle surgery, hyperphoria, hypertropia: You didnt mention the age of your son as that may dictate the course of action. He also needs to be checked for diplopia (double vision) or if his eyes drift inwardly (esotropia or esophoria), outwardly (exotropia or exophoria), upwardly (hypertropia or hyperphoria)...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyes, ocular inflammation, case scenarios
ocular inflammation, case scenarios, sore eye: Ashleigh, Good or bad insurance, you need to head over to the eye doctor. The black sports that float around like gnats are called floaters (very original, right?). Any increase or change in floaters could be the sign of a serious condition like a tear...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye, mitch axelrod, david axelrod
mitch axelrod, david axelrod, dry eyes: Sorry, Choosegod, I can t give any good advice but if you work with your doctor, perhaps trying eye lubricating drops during the daytime and using a eye lubricating ointment at bedtime, you will probably solve the problem. Your medicine may be making you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: something in the eye, pingueculum, mirrow
pingueculum, mirrow, something in my eye: It could be a fluid filled cyst or it could be what we call a pingueculum or it could be a growth. I cannot tell from your description. You should go to see the eye doctor who will either remove it for you or at least tell you what it is and what should be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye muscles, muscles of the eye, eye muscles
muscles of the eye, eye muscles, eye growth: Genetics predisposes one to be nearsighted. But environment can and does influence the growth pattern of the eye. When we look at populations, those that are more developed and spend more time reading/in school etc we see a higher prevalence of myopia/nearsightedness....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my eye wobbles, visual acuity, nystagmus
visual acuity, nystagmus, normal vision: this sounds to me like you manifest the signs of nystagmus. There are more than three dozen classifications of nystagmus, the most common forms are latent, pendular, jerk, spasmus nutans, vestibular, and acquired nystagmus - all of which shows involuntary...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyeglasses, private optometric practice, sears optical
private optometric practice, sears optical, optical chain: This crazing is not normal and should be warranteed by the manufacturer of the lenses. Consult with a reputable Optical Chain as Lenscrafters, Pearle Vision, Sears Optical and the like for explanation and warrantee information. In my private Optometric Practice...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyes are red after removing contact lenses, Soft Contact Lense Removal
Soft Contact Lense Removal: Bon, I’d be happy to offer some assistance. The way you describe to remove your contact lenses is a commonly used method and works well once you get it down to not having to think through the steps. The key is to get your eye open as wide as possible, pulling...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Findings in an eye exam, mitch axelrod, optic neuritis
mitch axelrod, optic neuritis, vascular inflammation: Hi Cathy, If as you say the usual tests turned out fine you may be fine. MS usually causes an inflammation of the optic nerve called optic neuritis that causes blind spots or your vision to be blurred or dim despite accurate glasses. Sometimes vascular...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Flashing after multifocal implant, floaters and multifocal implants.
floaters and multifocal implants.: Dear Martha, Flashes can occur in any person, even those who did not have an implant. The only real trouble that people experience with multifocals is night vision issues which they describe as haloes or circles around bright objects. If you are experiencing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: high index progressive bifocals, cr 39, cr39
Ophthalmology & Optometry: high index progressive bifocals, cr 39, cr39, myope

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Strabismus -Exotropia, visual information processing, eye movement disorders
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Strabismus -Exotropia, visual information processing, eye movement disorders, ocular motility

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glasses vs Contacts, lens specialist, shroff
lens specialist, shroff, dry eyes: Dear Anna, Once you are used to using progressive glasses, for you to achieve similar visual satisfaction with contacts may require a bit of trial from the contact lens specialist s part. In contacts, the best options are for either undercorrecting the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: high index progressive bifocals, progressive bifocals, index of refraction
progressive bifocals, index of refraction, index lenses: Lisa, Great question. They re both right. High index 1.74 is GREAT for strong prescriptions, but it can cause a slight degradation in clarity. The higher the index, the more comfortable it will be. Lighter, thinner, more attractive, etc. There is a small...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Large Pupils, large pupils, exam doctor
large pupils, exam doctor, school nurse: Amblyopia means that vision is not correctable to 20/20 and there is no pathologicaly cause for the decreased vision (cataracts, glaucoma, disease, etc). IF she is healthy, with glasses she should see 20/20. IF she is not seeing 20/20, she needs to be dilated...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lasik laser treatment, mitch axelrod, routine eye exam
mitch axelrod, routine eye exam, refractive error: Hi Dhruv, You simply need to have a routine eye exam to find out the reason for the blur. It is most likely that your prescription has changed. You see, having lasik is like get a pair of contacts: they work now but there is no knowing if you will change....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Myopia Progression During Adulthood, computers and eyes, numbers or powers increasing
computers and eyes, numbers or powers increasing: Dear Erik, If you use computers for very long hours at a stretch, computers can be the reason of myopic shift and to avoid this we need to use specific computer glass prescription. This can be sought from a good eye centre. Computers tend to make...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Can minor squints be cured?, squint treatment
squint treatment: Dear Vasudha, Your answers can be given only if I could see a doctors eye report or have examined you myself. If in Mumbai you can call 66921000 for this appointment. If from out of Mumbai, you will need to find a squint specialist to guide you better...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New Glass Wearer, Contact lenses, Contact lens overwear
Contact lenses, Contact lens overwear, Contacts lens affect on the eyes: Candace, Thank you for the question. Adjustment is important and may play a minor role in your symptoms but the likely reason for the adjustment is two-fold. When you wear contact lenses or better stated, as you wear contact lenses, your eyes change shape...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: nose duct surgery for eye problem, oral antibiotic, hello doctor
oral antibiotic, hello doctor, laser procedure: Yes, there is such a thing as a blocked tear duct due to infection. The surgery recommended may have used a laser, but it was not LASIK (Laser Assisted in Situ Keratomileusis) which only corrects refractive errors. An alternative to the laser procedure...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ophthalmology, amblyopia
amblyopia: A new glasses prescription, particularly in a child with amblyopia, in which the prescription for the amblyopic eye is stronger than the prescription for the normal eye, may require some adaptation. The adaptation phase may induce some feelings of eyestrain...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pink eye or irritated eye, warm soaks, bacterial conjunctivitis
warm soaks, bacterial conjunctivitis, eye lids: It sounds like you are experiencing the effects of bacterial conjunctivitis for which you need to take topical antibiotic eye drops for a period of seven days and you should be rinsing out and cleaning your crusty material fro the corners of your eyes and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Post Cataract, mitch axelrod, floater
mitch axelrod, floater, cloudiness: Hi Sami, You didn t give much info, ask a question nor indicate what your doctor has said about it. You must see your doctor to have it evaluated. It may be just a minor layer of cloudiness on the back of the lens which is common and easily fixed and a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pseudomypia, medical and health sciences, optic nerves
medical and health sciences, optic nerves, distance vision: Lizzy: I hope you understood my explanation, although it may appear technical, however at age 23, it is extremely common , especially in college students or occupations where nearpoint stress is abundant. Yes it can and WILL get better. trust me on that....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my prescription, visual acuity, point focus
visual acuity, point focus, eye chart: Short sightedness or myopia is mostly hereditary but obviously environment has some effect as well. It has actually never been determined which is the dominant factor - heredity or environment. In your case, if no one else in the family is myopic, it must...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red spot on 5yrs white area, blood spot, pterygium
blood spot, pterygium, sclera: Hi Thorne: If the red spot is indeed near the pupil it be examined by an eye doctor to ascertain if it is a hyphema, blood spot, etc or if on the sclera or conjunctiva, a pterygium or growth must be differentially diagnosed. If you can, please scan a photo...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Scratched Cornea?, light sensitivity, blurry vision
light sensitivity, blurry vision, twinges: If it is just a little pink, and you have absolutely no other symptoms--no pain, not even a hint of pain, no light sensitivity, tearing or blurry vision--then I think you can afford to wait another day or two without being seen. If however anything at all...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Special Driving Glasses, Driving Glasses, Reading lenses vs add power
Driving Glasses, Reading lenses vs add power: Howard, We should be able to come up with a few options for you particular need. Some things to consider are what you are driving. A truck, for example, sits very high relative to other vehicles and would necessitate placing the intermediate area lower...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Spot in iris?, vitreous floater, mitch axelrod
vitreous floater, mitch axelrod, retinal hole: Hi Jaimie, Sorry for the delayed answer. That is a good photo, but I would need a more zoomed in high resolution photo to be sure. If you can take a closer photo and higher resolution, send it. It looks like there is a triangular piece of your blue iris...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sterility of eye drops, blood circulation, free of pathogens
blood circulation, free of pathogens, random chance: Vikas, Sterilized means aseptic, or free of pathological microorganisms. Because of that I would have a hard time saying something is partially sterilized, there really is no partial sterility--it s either free of pathogens or not. If you can t guarantee...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Strabismus -Exotropia, misaligned eye, exophoria
misaligned eye, exophoria, vision therapy: You did not tell me your age, which would have allowed me to give you a more specific answer, but yes, prism is prescribed to alleviate the effects of a misdirected eye. Now, it you really have exotropia, I am not sure how much the prism will help because...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sudden loss of vision in right eye, laser eye surgery, allergic conjunctivitis
laser eye surgery, allergic conjunctivitis, retinal examination: Dear James, I would recommend visiting an ophthalmologist at the earliest for a dilated retinal examination. The blurred symtoms that you describe seem unlikely to be correlated with something external like allergic conjunctivitis, unless this blurring...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision in one eye appears 'fragmented', ophthalmic migraine, doppler ultrasound
ophthalmic migraine, doppler ultrasound, ocular manifestation: You didnt indicate the age of your husband and if he has any medical conditions for which he is being treated. Medications taken, etc? It sounds like you re describing an ocular or ophthalmic migraine which can manifest as crackeling or fragmented vision,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision correction/keratoconus, rgp contact lenses, stress damage
rgp contact lenses, stress damage, irregular shape: Keratoconus is a degenerative disorder of the eye which causes thinning of the cornea, the clear window on the front of the eye. Because the eye is filled with fluid, and there is a positive pressure in the eye, when the cornea becomes thinned it will bulge...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Wrong axis in lense, Astigmatism
Astigmatism : Kevin Thank you for the question and it is not an uncommon thing for people to adjust to an incorrect prescription and then have difficulty adjusting to the correct prescription once it is introduced. The key to success is to resist the temptation to wear...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: white discharge from eye, bacterial conjunctivitis, allergic conjunctivitis
bacterial conjunctivitis, allergic conjunctivitis, bascom palmer: Um, when you say consulted do you mean she went to the office of several doctors and got examined, received a prescription from each of them and none of the prescriptions is working??? A mild white discharge that is stringy and stretchy as opposed to sticky...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Allergy or reaction to Tropicamide, nervous sytem, systemic side effects
nervous sytem, systemic side effects, eye drop: Good point, let me clarify the intent of my comment. Everyone s tears drain down into their sinuses, and if they anatomy if set up correctly most people can taste the drop later, because the sinuses drain down the back of the throat. What I meant by drinking...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: acute retinal arterial occlusion, central vision loss, arterial occlusion
central vision loss, arterial occlusion, diabetic retinopathy: The person who can best answer your question as to whether your central vision loss is permanent or temporary is the retinologist who diagnosed and treated you. The Avastin is an intraocular injection which hopefully will slow down the progression of macular...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: alacrima?, lack of tears, Shroff Eye Hospital
lack of tears, Shroff Eye Hospital: Dear Amy, I can understand your concern. More so, since you find that there is an issue and the eye doctors say that there is none. Before going further, I would just like to spend some time trying to explain to you the nature and reason for tears. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Becomeing blind., retinal artery occlusion, retinal vein occlusion
retinal artery occlusion, retinal vein occlusion, optic neuritis: Yes this is possible from many ailments and diseases such as: retinitis pigmentatosa (usually slow progression), trauma, hemorrhage, anuerysm, tumor, retinal detachment,optic neuritis, papilledema, pseudotumor cerebri, diabetes, retinal vein occlusion, retinal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blinking and squinting, reading glasses, glass of wine
reading glasses, glass of wine, red wine: I would not worry too much. It sounds like you might have just had a change in eyeglass prescription. (the dinner part is more likely due to the act of trying to see the food - same focus as reading or the computer - than the glass of wine.) If the eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blurry Vision, mitch axelrod, worrisome issue
mitch axelrod, worrisome issue, blurry vision: Hi Mark, It s hard to say what s going on, but it safe to say it s all in your head . Just get another eye exam and you ll likely find an answer. Or it may not be a medically identifiable and worrisome issue but that would be reassuring too. Best of luck,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blister on eye - have a dog, conjunctival cyst, blister on eye
conjunctival cyst, blister on eye, veterinary medicine: THE small blister in the corner of your eye is probably a conjunctival cyst or a pingecula, both of which are not serious. Most likely it is caused by irritation due to allergy, chemicals, or other -type irritants. It probably will go away by itself but...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blurred vision, mid back pain, optic neuritis
mid back pain, optic neuritis, dull headache: Cordelia, I wanted to let you know that both, the description and information, you supplied were excellent. You have very thoroughly detailed important information and I wanted to let you know that and not just reject your question without having told you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blurred vision in the distance, mild myopia, tight fist
mild myopia, tight fist, accommodative spasm: Well, yes you could say this increased myopia is due to your intense studies but you should not feel bad about it. And no, the low plus near lenses will not make you more dependent on near glasses later in life. That will happen no matter what you do...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blurred vision after using to much visine, blurred vision, Shroff Eye Hospital
blurred vision, Shroff Eye Hospital: Dear David, Too much of any product even if safe for the eyes, is not good. take a break for a day or two. the effect should go away, or the reason you used visine is the main issue not the use of visine, whihc means if you have any superficial infection...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: brown ring around cornea, arcus juvenilis, lipid deposits
arcus juvenilis, lipid deposits, grey ring: You are correct, arcus is usually a blueish/grey ring (because it is cholesterol and lipid deposits). Many things that are carried in the blood can be deposited in the cornea either through the tears or through the blood supply stopping near the limbus and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: C3R, c3r, keratoconus
c3r, keratoconus, crosslinking: Dear Shikha, This could be a part of the healing process as the cornea strts compacting in the first few weeks. It may require a change in prescription too maybe to help improve vision. Honestly, since post C3R it is a dynamic process of healing for...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataract Surgery, cataract surgery, lens implant
cataract surgery, lens implant, corner of my eye: I must say, after 28 years of lens implant experience, I have never heard of a similar event. The most important thing is that you see well, your eye is comfortable, and you apparently have an excellent outcome. The only thing that I could postulate that...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Catraracts, cataract surgery, eye pressure
cataract surgery, eye pressure, elderly person: Great question. Having glaucoma in no way should interfere with the your surgeon of having cataracts removed surgically. Many times, if a patient has glaucoma and needs cataract surgery the surgeon may do what is called a combined procedure--where they...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cheap vs.expensive sunglasses, Polarized, driving lenses
Polarized, driving lenses, sunglasses and rain: Michael, Very good question and the answer will apply to all optical devices, coatings and materials. There is a good better best at every optical retailer, but the best at one retailer may be the one offered as good or even considered not good enough...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Chromatic Aberation of Plastic Lenses, mitch axelrod, amateur astronomer
mitch axelrod, amateur astronomer, edge thickness: Hi Jeff, You are indeed going to experience inferior optics with plastic lenses especially high index lenses. You have to avoid polycarbonate for sure. You can call and ask various optical shops what their choices are and about Abbe numbers etc. Don t...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Colour blind, color vision defects, mitch axelrod
color vision defects, mitch axelrod, color differentiation: Hi Sandy, Color vision is difficult to understand and there are several types of color vision defects. You can learn a lot online so I encourage you to research it. If your partner has the most common kind of color vision, he has trouble differentiating...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Prescription, online contact lens problems
online contact lens problems: Kandra, You have run into my biggest complaint with the contact lens law as it is currently enacted. As it is now a business only has to call or fax a doctor’s office and request the verification of the prescription, if they do not receive verification...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lenses trial appointment, mitch axelrod, contact lens trial
mitch axelrod, contact lens trial, retinoscope: Hi again. The retinoscope is a simple tool to help us judge the rx without the patient s input. The accuracy of retinoscopy is very dependent on the examiner and requires experience; some eyes are easier to scope than others too. But unless the patient...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact vs eyeglass rx, bifocal contact lenses, gp contacts
bifocal contact lenses, gp contacts, soft lens: Hi, You would need to ask your Dr. why they did not fit you with bifocal gas perm contacts. Usually, bifocal contact lenses do not provide adequate vision for most patients who try them. As far as which contact is better it is a matter of opinion...Coke...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contacts, eye doctor, two eyes
eye doctor, two eyes, few days: If you have had the new lenses for a week now and still feel one eye is blurry, you should definitely return to your eye doctor. He or she may just not have gotten the balance just right between the two eyes. It may only take a minute for the doctor to figure...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: corneal transplant, corneal transplant
corneal transplant: Despite the fact that you have had a corneal transplant and an intraocular lens, if your original infection occurred at age 6, you most probably have amblyopia, and your eye will not have good vision. Longstanding amblyopia in a 40+ year old, unfortunately,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: corneal wrinkling post cataract surgery, cataract surgery, lens capsule
cataract surgery, lens capsule, sclera: Often times, astigmatism is a by-product of the surgical procedure which is easily corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery. The corneal problem you re having can be treated with topical lubrication, steroids, and/or antibiotics. ask...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Different Lens power in India and US, spare pair, opticians
spare pair, opticians, optician: Dear Madhu, If the comparison is done to check what glasses have been made against the prescription, then yes, it may match. But the Question here is regarding the prescription itself! Is the prescription correct? Thats is the Q that you need to figure....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Distorted Vision, retina specialist, ocular migraine
retina specialist, ocular migraine, fluorescein angiogram: Metamorphopsia (distortion, or wavy lines) which is constant is not typical of migraine or the need for a glasses change. The normal OCT is reassuring, but with a family history of ARMD, I would call a Retina specialist ophthalmologist, tell them you have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dry eyes, Dry eyes, restasis
Dry eyes, restasis, punctal plugs: I am not sure if you are refering to your endothelial cell count when you describe your loss of cells. Artificial tears can be used as often as necessary to feel comfortable. Restasis does treat the underlying cause of dry eye, because it reduces inflammation...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dry eyes, omega 3 fatty acids, kelp tablets
omega 3 fatty acids, kelp tablets, tear glands: Well, I am sorry you seem displeased with your doctor, but I suggest you make your own decisions about him as opposed to what your friend says. Assuming your friend is not a doctor he or she may mislead you if he is not fully trained in making medical decisions....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dry eyes, kelp tablets, tissue inflammation
kelp tablets, tissue inflammation, dying cells: Blanket statements such as doctors seem to like to XYZ... can be insulting to the ones that don t; remember, you re talking with a doctor right now. I would also argue that your statement anything can be cured my (sic) simple means isn t true. Because...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dry eyes, hypertension medication, kelp tablets
hypertension medication, kelp tablets, eye doctors: I can t speak for your doctor and why he(she) does what he(she) does. you d have to ask him (her) directly. However,allergies are usually treated with either avoidance of the allergen, or prescribing steroids or antihistamines- which are the drugs of choice...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dry eyes, kelp tablets, eyelid margins
kelp tablets, eyelid margins, eye cancer: Hi Debbie, I don t know what the cell count you refer to means. Probably doesn t matter as treating dry eye requires only your effort and understanding. There are various causes for dry eye, usually related to things like age, hydration, medicines, various...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dark spot after vitrectomy, vitrectomy, retinal detachment
vitrectomy, retinal detachment: It is possible to see a scotoma (blind spot) from retinal cropexy in the periphery of the retina. Although this is permanent, patients perception of the blind spot usually diminishes with time.... over an interval of 6 months to one year. The peripheral...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my daughter aged 11, mitch axelrod, astigmatism
mitch axelrod, astigmatism, refferal: Hi Rose, Astigmatism is only a difference in the eye s focusing power when comparing the amount of lens power needed in different directions. Imagine looking at a clock and seeing the line or details in the 12 to 6 direction are sharp but the line or details...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: depth perception, depth perception
depth perception: Depth perception is measured in units of seconds of arc, and is not an all or nothing phenomenon. Some patients have small amounts of reduction in depth perception which does not translate into a real world functional disability. Other patients, usually with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: different basic instruments used in optometry, ophthalmic lens, base curve
ophthalmic lens, base curve, central vision: Sure- a perimeter is a device used to measure, quantitatively, the field of peripheral and central vision. The Geneva Lens Measure otherwise known as a lens clock , a a device used to measure the curvature or base curve of an ophthalmic lens. hope this...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: drusen and uveitis, retina specialist, ankylosing spondylitis
retina specialist, ankylosing spondylitis, dr berger: YOUR RETINAL DRUSEN has nothing to do with the uveitis. but you should be checked out to see why the uveitis came in the first place. Such conditions as rheumatoid arthitis, ankylosing spondylitis, lupus, sarcoidosis, tuberculosis, herpes simplex, herpes zoster,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Extreme Under Eye Swelling Effecting Only One Eye, mitch axelrod, allergy skin
mitch axelrod, allergy skin, correct diagnosis: Hi Mary, I completely understand your question and feelings. Since I have never done any research on the matter myself, I can only tell you what I ve been taught. Assuming you are healthy and you have not had any previous injury, surgery, etc. that could...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: EYE SHAKING, eye twitch
eye twitch : Dear Joanna, It is unlikey to be something permanent and damaging to the eyes. Just a reaction to eye fatigue where the lids have involuntary control and twitch . If this is not a twitch then best to see your local eye clinic to find out the issue,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Exam, glasses, shroff eye hospital
glasses, shroff eye hospital: Dear Tanya, This just means that you need to use glasses. Not a very high power, but will need them to drive and watch movies etc. You may also try lenses, but will need to meet a contact lens expert to check what power and type of lenses will suit you....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye infection and Zymar dosage, stye, red eye
stye, red eye, redness eye: Dear Lucy, One should not use the drops more than one week as it gives rise to resistance to the same drops later if you would need it. Stick to the doctors prescription. The hot compress when applied frequently will in fact be the only thing that...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye pain, eye doc, retrobulbar
eye doc, retrobulbar, horrible pain: Ocular dehydration (dryness) can cause your symptoms as well as sinus inflammation . You will no doubt require a retrobulbar MRI or at least an Xray to ascertain what is the cause of your severe pain. Please see an Eye Doc ASAP. Hope this helps, Dr. Ke...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye problem after an injury, vitreous floaters, mild head trauma
vitreous floaters, mild head trauma, vitreous gel: Again PVD requires no treatment only observation. Your vision phenomena is caused by your PVD and will lessen and become less noticeable with time. The head trauma may have in fact l loosened up the vitreous gel. So if you experience loss in vision, more...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye problems, sinus polyp, parathyroid gland
sinus polyp, parathyroid gland, pituitary microadenoma: Dry eyes can be relieved with eye drops like Systane Ultra, Blink Tears, or Soothe XP. Difficulty in focusing can be treated with eyeglasses after you undergo a comprehensive eye examination and an updated prescription and eye health evaluation. Your other...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Strain for new Glasses, eye strain, hi john
eye strain, hi john, increased power: Bob, The axis being off by more than a few degrees can absolutely cause eye strain, fatigue and headache. When cyl is very low (under -0.75) you can be off between 5-10 degrees and it may not make a huge difference (although some people are more sensitive...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyeglass Prescription, Bi-focal near vision and intermediate, understanding glasses prescriptions
Bi-focal near vision and intermediate, understanding glasses prescriptions: Donna, Good question. As a wearer it can be confusing to see so many different numbers and try to understand how they are similar yet address different needs. If you notice the cylinder and axis did not change, all that changed was the add power and the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyes, eyeglass prescription, radical change
eyeglass prescription, radical change, blink: Hi, Blinx is actually a very thin drop. If they were blurring your vision after an hour, I may be concerned about a more serious issue with your eyes. I recommend Soothe by B&L to most of my patients. Adaption to glasses usually takes anywhere from 2-10...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye angeogram, angiogram
angiogram: A fluorescein angiogram is a simple office test with minimal risk, and essentially no risk to the eye or to the vision. Occasionally the test causes nausea. Leakage from a blood vessel in the eye will almost always cause symptoms. If your vision is 20/20...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: One eye higher, shroff eye hospital
shroff eye hospital: Dear Danil, You will need to see an eye specialist who can diagnose the issue. Once you have a medical diagnosis in hand, we can guide you better. But without that it is difficult to help you with any treatment plan, unless we know exact diagnosis. What...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye muscle weakness or one lazy eye, cycloplegic refraction, accommodative esotropia
cycloplegic refraction, accommodative esotropia, refractive error: Firstly he needs to be evaluated to rule out esotropia, accommodative esotropia (which is simply treated with eyeglasses), or pseudoesotropia. he also needs to have a cycloplegic refraction done to ascertain any refractive error that might be causing his...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: One eye seems larger than the other, thyroid test, brain tumor
thyroid test, brain tumor, thyroid problems: Oh my, I am sorry to tell you that there is another possibility that could make one eye move more forward in the socket than the other. That is a brain tumor. Now, before you get too concerned let me say that this is most unlikely - but if the eye being...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyes, eyeglass prescription, depth perception
eyeglass prescription, depth perception, change brands: I cannot recall an instance in which the use of artificial tears made it harder to get used to new glasses, but anything is possible. The best way to find out would be to stop the artificial tears or change brands to one that is less thick and then see...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyes, eye test, glasses
eye test, glasses, artificial tears: Dear Debbie, Any artificial lubricating eye drops are fine, preferably one which has least or no preservatives like Genteal eye drops or Refresh tears. However, to find it thick is usually subjective, try and buy just one bottle and see which suits you....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyes, eyeglass prescription, soft contact lenses
eyeglass prescription, soft contact lenses, eye drops: Debbie, I would be glad to offer some help. I am not a fan of thick feeling eye drops either. Are you wearing hard or soft contact lenses? I have recommendations for each but they would not work interchangeably. If you could supply me with a copy of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyes, eyeglass prescription, natural tears
eyeglass prescription, natural tears, time hope: Try either Systane or Natural Tears or Genteal. Eyeglasses can take 1-2 weeks to fully adapt. Occassional distortion (perception of size), making things appear either closer or further or taller or shorter, are normal adaptation experiences. Rarely, queeziness,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyes, eyeglass prescription, soft contact lenses
eyeglass prescription, soft contact lenses, eye drops: Debbie, I would be glad to offer some help. I am not a fan of thick feeling eye drops either. Are you wearing hard or soft contact lenses? I have recommendations for each but they would not work interchangeably. If you could supply me with a copy of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Allergy or reaction to Tropicamide, adverse reactions, heart
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Allergy or reaction to Tropicamide, adverse reactions, heart, retinal scan

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blurred vision, long description, reply
Ophthalmology & Optometry: blurred vision, long description, reply

Ophthalmology & Optometry: question muscle entrapment, physiotherapist
Ophthalmology & Optometry: question muscle entrapment, physiotherapist

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Smart plugs, ophthalmic plastic, erosion problems
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Smart plugs, ophthalmic plastic, erosion problems, punctal plugs

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glasses for my son, mitch axelrod, true issue
mitch axelrod, true issue, real science: Hi Joy, If the rx is accurate, your son is a little nearsighted so his far away vision should be a little blurred. If the -.75 is for both eyes, each eye should be the same. At his age and that rx, he would not be expected to improve whether he got or used...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Intraocular implant on lazy eye, cataract surgery, lazy eye
cataract surgery, lazy eye, dominant eye: It really depends on whether your lazy eye has poorer vision, deviates, or both. In general, you should not have any problem with your eyes competing. Your dominant eye will still be dominant. If your lazy eye is way out of alignment, and this is longstanding,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: kerataconis, keratoconus, C3R
keratoconus, C3R, cross linking: Dear Amy, I am glad that you were able to take care of the keratoconus with the crosslinking procedure in a good time. Yes, the bluriness, does last a few weeks, but will be partly due to the compacting of the cornea which usually settles down to another...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: getting LASIK, lasik after 40 years of age
lasik after 40 years of age: Dear Ann, your friend is correct. At 40 + years of age, all of us need reading glasses, whether we like it or not, and none can avoid it as it means trying to dodge the ageing phenomenon. Now, when you have minus powers for far, they act to neutralize...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: LASIK and Ulcerative Colitis, wavefront lasik, corneal surface
wavefront lasik, corneal surface, inflammatory condition: Kevin, Any systemic inflammatory condition can influence the healing process and exacerbate drying of the corneal surface with regards to LASIK. The surgeons I work with would take it on a case by case basis, and it would depend on any recent activity...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lens Prescription in different country, Plus Cylinder, Minus Cylinder
Plus Cylinder, Minus Cylinder, transposition : Madhu, Good observation on the difference in the two prescriptions. The good news is they are basically the same just expressed differently. Let me explain. Some, usually MD’s refract in plus cylinder and others, usually OD’s refract in minus. It is possible...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lasik, LASIK and Dry Eyes
LASIK and Dry Eyes: Dear Dina, Firstly find a doctor you trust as first step in your case is to diagnose dry eyes in a quantitative and qualitative way using tests. Then if present know if it is mild, moderate or severe as treatment varies for grades. In long term you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lasik, mitch axelrod, dry eyes
mitch axelrod, dry eyes, dry eye: Hi Dina, You should get a couple of Lasik evaluations and discuss your contact lens history and dry eye issues. You certainly want to learn how to manage your dry eyes before lasik. In general your Rx is not so high to worry about an inaccurate outcome....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lasik, corneal scar and lasik
corneal scar and lasik: Dear Mithas, Thank you for your email. The history alone is quite inadequate for us to comment on. We need to know how much the vision was and refractive error was before the bacterial keratitis occurred;also we need to know more details as in the exact...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Maddox Rod Test, target source, heterophoria
target source, heterophoria, tropia: The Maddox Rod test is merely one specific test procedure to ascertain the amount of heterophoria or tropia., that is the ocular deviation of the allignment of the eyes. If the red streak is superimposed on the white fixztion target , then one is said to have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optical Nevi in right eye, nevi, optical nevi
nevi, optical nevi: There are no medications that will make the nevus worse, and the symptoms of light flashing you have are not related to the nevus. I think you should be very reassured that one of the world s experts on nevi has concluded that your nevus is benign. There...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: opthamology, glaucoma
glaucoma: Carol, Thank you for the question and let me start of by saying, either way, yes or no, there is no need to worry. You are young, you are in competent hands, and if necessary, the treatment options are many and can maintain, for many years, your good eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Post RK fluctuation, topography maps, changing shape
topography maps, changing shape, ophth: Dear Richard, Somehow, my reply bounced back. To see if c3r works in your case, one needs to make sure that the cornea is changing shape. This can only be recorded by doing topography maps. If there is corneal change in the topograpy maps, sure, C3R...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prism in glasses, prism, double vision
prism, double vision: I agree, prism cannot be prescribed or placed in contacts. Based on your prescription, you will need glasses with prism to correct double vision at distance. Your only other alternative is strabismus surgery by a Pediatric and Strabismus surgeon to create...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Problems with new lenses, base curve, varilux physio
base curve, varilux physio, rx 3: Hi Christine, there are a few things to consider. first understand the prescription details the lens power which controls clarity, not necessarily the magnification which is also a factor of base curve and lens material and thickness. It s possible your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: prescription sunglasses, Night driving, driving tint
Night driving, driving tint, driving in the rain: KP, There are no side effects, short of not seeing as clearly, to not wearing your distance correction. I would, however, get the prescription in a clear pair that is anti-reflective coated and a brown sunglass clip for daytime driving. The correction...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: prisms, what is a prism, doctors office
what is a prism, doctors office, eye exam: Prism is put in glasses to move the slightly off of center. This is usually done to reduce eyestrain/fatigue/etc, it wouldn t be a clarity/focusing issue. The test where a doctor would check for the need for prism is normally an alignment test where they...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: prisms, what is a prism, doctors office
what is a prism, doctors office, unfortunate experience: I am sorry for your unfortunate experience. What prisms do is bend the light from one eye to meet the other eye. It is used in cases where the two eyes do not align together properly. This is not something a patient can see in himself but is discovered...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I have a problem, Please help, study protocols, security income
study protocols, security income, glaucoma: Study protocols are exactly that: a study of a new and not yet approved technology. There are inherently more risks and potential complications in any study of a new unapproved device. The surgeon will also have less experience in using the device than standard...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I have a problem, Please help, related care, eye pressure
related care, eye pressure, security income: Valves and stents for glaucoma have been around for decades and work very well to help control eye pressure. This must be a new kind/type, so the FDA needs trials/etc to prove it s safe. Especially knowing that money may be tight, it might be a good idea...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I have a problem, please help!, glaucoma, cataract
glaucoma, cataract, Shroff Eye Hospital: Dear Jarrod, At least my personal opinion would be to treat her catarct and glaucoma in the regular manner. Especially if she has limitations financially, I am not sure what they are planning in the glaucoma procedure. Today, we are able to control...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: question muscle entrapment, blowout fracture, mild concussion
blowout fracture, mild concussion, bleeding in the brain: The obvious concern with a traumatic injury to the eye and orbit is a blowout fracture which is occur by the fracture of the orbital floor bones. the symptoms of entrapment are pain, nausea, diplopia (double vision) on looking up or down. An orbital X-ray...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Recommendation, nearsighted vision, care physician
nearsighted vision, care physician, vision loss: Meghan, Thanks for the follow-up question, I would not waste the time or money going to your primary care physician, they won t write a glasses prescription anyway. The optometrist is better equipped to address the issue and can always refer you if it is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red Spot In Eye, eye doctor, pupil
eye doctor, pupil, best wishes: Michelle, Very good that you asked this question, anytime you have symptoms that involve the eyes it is a good idea to find out what is going on. Whatever is causing your symptoms is outside of my expertise, but within my expertise to advise you to seek...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red splotches and pain in eye, bad eye, good eye
bad eye, good eye, red splotches: Some optometrists have hours on Saturday. You should call around and see if you can find one. If you can t or don t want to do that, go to the emergency room. Since you imply it is your good eye, depending how bad your bad eye is, you cannot afford to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: regarding treatement of Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis, Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis, Keratoconjunctivitis
Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis, Keratoconjunctivitis: VKC responds to mast-cell stabilizers such as cromolyn sodium which you are taking but will take longer to relieve symptoms. The dual action medications--Patanol (olopatadine, Alcon Laboratories), Zaditor (ketotifen, Novartis) and Optivar (azelastine,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Smart plugs, sinus infection, smart plug
sinus infection, smart plug, zymar: It s not terribly unusualy to get some occasional infections with a smart plug, or any kind of lacrimal canal plug. If the plug is below the surface there is room for tears to settle and stagnate on top--kind of like a stopped up drain with a hair clog...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sty under eyelid?, Contact lens over-wear, improper contact lens care
Contact lens over-wear, improper contact lens care, follow-up visits: Samantha, You ask a good question that points to one of the big problems with some contact lens wearers and that is the problem of over-wearing them. People love the apparent ease of putting in a lens and not having to mess with glasses. They love the good...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Stye follow-up action?, stye, red eye
stye, red eye, shroff eye hospital: Dear Lucy, yes, the hot compress not only relieves pain and discomfort but also keeps the stye (a blocked gland) open and allows it to drain. No harm in doing so. Hope to hear that you are free from this very soon. Best, Dr Shroff Shroff...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: short sighted progression, mitch axelrod, myopia control
mitch axelrod, myopia control, bad habit: Hi again, Looking at things at too close a distance may indeed push the nearsightedness but studies don t really prove this. I would not use the glasses for extensive near work if you see very well and comfortably at near without the glasses. If the glasses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: short sightedness development, eyetest, distant vision
eyetest, distant vision, development question: Yes, there is a good chance that being back at university is the reason your visual system has changed, we tend to see that not infrequently. The longer you stay in school the more likely you are to need glasses. It may change slightly over the next few...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My sons eye., pediatric ophthalmologist, eye lid
pediatric ophthalmologist, eye lid, eye exam: Sometimes in the ER the doctors are good at starting treatment but if they are not trained in the specialty involved, they tell the patient to follow up with a specialist in the field related to the injury or disease in question. I doubt the problem you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: spots on retina, clinical diagnosis, retinal specialist
clinical diagnosis, retinal specialist, heriditary: Dear Amit, Your friend needs a good retinal specialist to examine and treat her condition. Without exact clinical diagnosis, I would be unable to tell if this is heriditary or something else. I would recommend Dr Rahul Shroff in Mumbai, if from that...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Trapezoid effect / new glasses / astigmatism, internet voodoo, geometric logic
internet voodoo, geometric logic, old glasses: Hi Dennis, This problem has been addressed a number of times by me in this forum. I hope you can search the database but I will give you a brief explanation. The doctor may have given you the most accurate Rx for sharp vision, but there is a thing called...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: transposing rx, Plus Cylinder to Minus Cylinder Transposing
Plus Cylinder to Minus Cylinder Transposing: Rosella This concept can give a lot of people trouble wraping their head around so I will answer it several ways in the hope that one of them click with you better than the others. Very good question. The need to transpose from plus to minus rarely presents...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision Loss, DMV vs 20/20
DMV vs 20/20: Meghan, You are very observant for being so young. I suspect you have a bright future ahead of you. When you are tested at the DMV they are not looking for 20/20 vision, as a matter of fact, road signs are designed assuming that you don’t see 20/20. The...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision loss, shades of color, vision test
shades of color, vision test, eye test: Meghan, Thanks for the question. Screening tests aren t accurate 100% of the time (more like 75%). The test at the DMV is very far from perfect, and there s a good chance that you weren t 20/20 when you passed it. You only need to be 20/40 to pass...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Wavy Lines, central serous retinopathy, ocular migrane
central serous retinopathy, ocular migrane, retina specialist: sudden onset wavy lines could be the signs and symptoms of central serous retinopathy which can cause distortion or metamorphopsia. You may need to get a fluorecein angiography to determine if the is subretinl fluid that is accumulating. Ocular migraine...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Welding flash burn, flash burns, flash burn
flash burns, flash burn, initial injury: It may take a week or two for your vision to return to normal, depending on the severity of the initial injury. Flash burns heal without permanent injury, loss of vision, or scarring in virtually every case. Frequent lubrication with artificial tears 4-6...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Zymar eye drops, zymar, iquix
zymar, iquix, cataract surgery: Dear Lois: Do call your Dr. tomorrow. Chances are you have a hypersensitivity reaction to Zymar (because Maxidex already has a steroid in it). Have him switch your antibiotic drops to Vigamox, Besivance, IQuix, or Polytrim. Im sure youll be better. Hope...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Amsler Grid Question, retinal problems, center dot
retinal problems, center dot, distorted vision: As long as you fixate on the center dot and all looks fine, you re OK. The Amsler Grid tests for distorted vision off the macula, that is, peripheral distortion manifested by wavy, broken, or missing lines, either vertically or horizontally, all of which...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Astigmatism and glasses, astigmatism and vision
astigmatism and vision: Shawn, Good question. Here is what is happening that is causing you to notice your adaptation to these new lenses. First I apologize for the delay in responding, I like to answer questions within a day or two and appreciate your patients. Astigmatism...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: allergies and burning eyes, mast cell stabilizer, cold compresses
mast cell stabilizer, cold compresses, natural tears: Cold compresses can almost instantly relieve the itching/irritation sensation, but for more sustained relief you ll need some drops for sure. I would start with a good antihistamine/mast cell stabilizer drop. There is only one of these OTC right now, although...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Bubble on white of eye, conjunctival cyst, sinus infection
conjunctival cyst, sinus infection, dear liz: Dear Liz , this should go away in another week or two and is probably secondary to your sinus infection. If it bothers you, please see your eye doctor for treatment and reassurance. It sounds like youre describing a benign conjunctival cyst. hope this...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blur in vision, posterior vitreous detachment, ocular migraine
posterior vitreous detachment, ocular migraine, retinal tears: You need to have the retina and vitreous examined by an eye doctor as soon as possible. You need to rule out posterior vitreous detachment, retinal tears ,or a vitreous detachment and only a professional eye examination can do that. Let me know how you make...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blurred vision, multiple sclerosis, optic neuritis
multiple sclerosis, optic neuritis: Dear Cordella, Thank you for the query,which I agree with Robert, that it is very descriptive. However, there is no ophthalmic examination report available, hence, difficult for us to comment on the basis of only symptoms. However, based on the symptoms,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: bubble on white of eye, artificial tears, shampoo
artificial tears, shampoo, few days: I would try putting in artificial tears very frequently all day. It should be somewhat better by tomorrow and begin to go away from there. If at any point it gets worse (bigger, causes pain, blurs your vision, etc.) or if it is not gone in a few days you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataracts, Cataract surgery, glaucoma
Cataract surgery, glaucoma: 1) Steroid induced secondary glaucoma is purely dose related, therefore, if you did not have elevated intraocular pressure before initiating steroid therapy, then your pressure will return to normal and you should be able to discontinue glaucoma therapy after...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Color Blindness in children, Color Blindness
Color Blindness: Mild red green color deficiencies are not uncommon, in fact the incidence has been reported to occur in 6% of males in some series. Men with red green color vision deficiencies have normal visual acuity and do not have any problem distinguishing red from...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Conjunctivitis, laundry soap, zaditor
laundry soap, zaditor, mucous discharge: Now when you have something like that, the correct thing to do is see an eye doctor. Assuming there is a good reason you have not done so and given that it has been going on for 7 months, I don t suppose there would be any harm in waiting a little longer...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lenses, lens care system, multi purpose solution
lens care system, multi purpose solution, circular motions: I am so glad I was able to help. As an aside, different lenses have varying amounts of rigidity and it is possible that one or the other drapes more over your cornea than the other and that could impact vision, but it could resolve with a few weeks wear. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contacts, acuvue oasys, air optix
acuvue oasys, air optix, base curve: I would recommend having a new exam with your eye doctor to talk about being refit into these lenses. In general terms, the Air Optix and Biofinity lenses are great choices, and I prefer them because they re monthly lenses, as opposed to the Acuvue, which...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contacts, acuvue oasys, contact lens trial
acuvue oasys, contact lens trial, air optix: Dear Karl, Thanks for the details, however, this needs to be addressed to a contact lens specialist, which I am not. However, I would still say that the alternatives cannot be just given based on what you are using today, but need you to be examined...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contacts with astigmatism, mitch axelrod, frequent headaches
mitch axelrod, frequent headaches, time andrew: Hi Andrew, Your prescription is mild and there are no right or wrong answers. The truth is some people with your Rx would not wear any glasses or contacts, others would wear glasses but not many would wear contacts. It is reasonable, as silly sounding as...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract lenses, mutifocal vs. monofocal lenses, cataract surgery
mutifocal vs. monofocal lenses, cataract surgery: This is a very complex question, for which there is no standard answer. It depends on what your visual needs are at distance, intermediate, and near, as well as how motivated you are to have the maximum amount of vision without glasses. As a general rule...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contacs/readers, OTC Readers, bi-focals
OTC Readers, bi-focals, presbyopia: Jay, Thank you for the question and I apologize for the delay in responding. It is a good question that many people ask. The short answer is no. Basically, what I think you have reasoned is correct, and that is that if you are wearing a -1.50 and put...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: D.O can't find the right contacts for me, contact lens prescription, base curve
contact lens prescription, base curve, soft lens: I am sorry you are having a hard time with your contact lens fit. The lens you report is a good lens for many people but if it does not work for you, then obviously you need something else. Not all contact lenses behave the same on different eyes. If...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Difficulty focusing when reading, prescription strength, eye doctor
prescription strength, eye doctor, muscles: There are usually two suspects when someone presents with this kind of a problem. The first one we ll look at is the prescription strength. When the prescription is too strong (perhaps you really need a -1.75 instead of -2.00) it causes the muscles in the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Difficulty focusing when reading, eye care practitioner, visual stress
eye care practitioner, visual stress, amplitude of accommodation: You are obviously suffering from nearpoint activity visual stress called asthenopia and causes this lag in shifting and sustaining your eyes focusing abilities (accommodation) contributing to headaches and discomfort. You need to have your nearpoint visual...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my daughter's new RX, brick and mortar store, axis alignment
brick and mortar store, axis alignment, brick and mortar: There are two issues I d bring up... 1. Axis change. The last number of the Rx is the direction that the astigmatism is lined up at. The higher the astigmatism (the middle number), the more careful with axis alignment we need to be. For example old...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: diffrence in pupils, unequal pupils, pediatric ophthalmologist
unequal pupils, pediatric ophthalmologist, dim light: If the pupils both react to light to the same extent the difference is most likely physiological (or normal) but to be really sure, you might want to visit a pediatric ophthalmologist. Such a specialist would be trained in assessing the fine distinctions...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: "Elevated Optic Nerve Appearance"...., elevated optic nerve, eye nearsightedness
elevated optic nerve, eye nearsightedness, routine eye exam: Dear Jennifer: Firstly as a concerned parent you are doing the appropriate things for your son, but there is NO need to get yourself worked up into a frenzy about it. The good thing is, Justin is not experiencing severe headaches, nausea, or a reduction...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Blurred Vision, Astigmatism
Astigmatism: Rohit, I think your gut is telling you the right thing. Let me explain your prescription to you first. The prescription for your right eye is indicating a correction for astigmatism and that can cause very blurry vision, especially at night and at a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye contacts, eye contacts, eye doctor
eye contacts, eye doctor, dr ken: No. it is not safe: mainly because your eyes may have changed in the past two years and secondly the lenses may now be expired and soaking in the same solution for two years may not be safe and indeed may be contaminated. You should be re-evaluated and possibly...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye fogged up suddenly in the middle of the night., ophthalmic migraine
ophthalmic migraine: Several possibilities... a mucous plaque could have formed on your cornea, which you would have blinked away. Alternatively, you might have slept on your pillow in such a way as to exert pressure on your cornea, which would cause temporary blur. Blurred...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye fogged up suddenly in the middle of the night., vitreous floaters, mitch axelrod
vitreous floaters, mitch axelrod, changing vision: Hi Sabrina, Vision is best evaluated with your glasses or contacts; be that as it may, the rapid changing vision you describe is likely vitreous floaters that are in the way of your vision. If the eye s vision was foggy but stable, I would guess it was...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Length, pupil size, axial length
pupil size, axial length, adult size: The average infant eye has an axial length (front to back) of about 18 millimeters. This continues to grow to the adult size of 24 mm, or about 1 inch. The pupil size and/or size of the iris is normally proportional to the overall size of the eye, so there...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Lid Twitching, eye drop, eye lid
eye drop, eye lid, eye test: A lid twitch, called myokymia, is usually caused by either tiredness or stress or eyestrain. It might be a good idea to get a new eye exam, with careful attention to your vision at the computer distance if you use a computer a lot, to rule out eyestrain....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye problem after an injury, hello doctor, eye specialists
hello doctor, eye specialists, complete examination: So there are two areas of concern as I see it. 1) the part of your head that got hit was most likely the occipital part of your brain. Even though it is in the back of your head, that is the part of your brain where your vision occurs. So the part of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye tests with contacts, soft contact lenses, eye doctors
soft contact lenses, eye doctors, eye tests: Different eye doctors have different preferences for this. It may be best to ask the receptionist when you make your eye appointment. Personally, I prefer that patients wear their contact lenses in to the appointment. That way, I can check their current...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyestrain, eye condition, work style
eye condition, work style, eye exam: Ok, I guess I misinterpreted your question. By permanent you meant at every minute of their day, no matter what they are doing. Yes, this is entirely possible if the person really needs glasses and does not have them. Let us say they have a lot of astigmatism....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye discolouration, mitch axelrod, hi mary
mitch axelrod, hi mary, s child: Hi Mary, It may be the coloring is normal for him and the itching is something separate. Your friend s child should start by seeing his pediatrician. I suspect simple allergy may be the answer but obviously he needs to be examined. Regards, Mitch Axelrod,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My eyes have red veins after I tried contact lenses
Hi Nikki, If there is no real pain it is likely a typical delayed response of your eye to contact lens overwear and hypoxia. Tobrmycin is an antibiotic but you don t describe a frank infection. Rather than drop any harsh chemicals on the already tender eye,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: First Eyeglass - Different Lens, mitch axelrod, corrective vision
mitch axelrod, corrective vision, vision source: Hi Roxanna, The Rx you ve written shows a big difference b/t the two eyes. The difference b/t the lens thickness can be controlled by use of well chosen lens blank size and material rather than using stock off the shelf blanks. I would make sure the prescription...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Floaters and diplopia, alarm clock computer, brain tumor
alarm clock computer, brain tumor, nearsighted vision: Let me set your mind at ease to some extent by saying that the type of double vision that is caused by a brain tumor is not in one eye alone but rather occurs as the result of a misalignment between the way the two eyes work together. i.e. a person suffering...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Floaters and diplopia, monocular diplopia
monocular diplopia: If you have monocular diplopia in a post LASIK eye with consecutive hyperopia, your double vision (ghosting would be a more appropriate description) is most probably due to mild irregular astigmatism which could be diagnosed by computerized corneal topography....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Foggy Vision, lighting environments, pain headache
lighting environments, pain headache, strange vision: Ryan, It s a little hard to explain without more information. What is the usual suspect is that changing lighting environments can alter vision (temporarily) because the pupil changes sizes. Going from a dark room to a lighted room, the pupil goes from...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: "Elevated Optic Nerve Appearance"...., elevated optic nerve, eye exam
Ophthalmology & Optometry: "Elevated Optic Nerve Appearance"...., elevated optic nerve, eye exam, neurologist

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Floaters and diplopia
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Floaters and diplopia

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Iritis, flareup, visible symptoms
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Iritis, flareup, visible symptoms, prednisolone

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Monocular Diplopia and Floaters, laser devices, left eye
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Monocular Diplopia and Floaters, laser devices, left eye

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I see tiny sparkles everywhere all the time, sky
Ophthalmology & Optometry: I see tiny sparkles everywhere all the time, sky

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis, giant papillary conjunctivitis, mast cell stabilizer
giant papillary conjunctivitis, mast cell stabilizer, lotemax: An antihistamine and mast-cell stabilizer medication is the standard of care for GPC--this would be drops like Pataday, or the OTC drops Alaway or Zaditor (both are twice daily). The Lotemax drop is a stronger antiinflammatory drop called a steroid; these...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glasses for the first time, distant blur, reading glasses
distant blur, reading glasses, distant vision: Hi Crystal, the glasses should allow for clear distant vision given a couple of days to adapt. the closer feeling is how your brain interprets a magnified image. It knows what it is from memory, so bigger must mean closer, right? that you will adjust to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glaucoma, cervical vertebra, dose steroids
cervical vertebra, dose steroids, cervical spine: Dear Karon, Thank you for your query. It is possible that you could have induced glaucoma (raised IOP) only if using long term high dose steroids which could have had this side effect (some patients for the normal dose of steroids respond to them with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glasses RX, astigmatism, emerging presbyopia
astigmatism, emerging presbyopia: Stacey, Good question and I am happy to help you better understand what you are noticing. The prescription mainly indicates a correction for astigmatism, essentially in your case, that is two say that without correction the light that passes through...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Headache since catarac surgery, intermittent headaches, predforte
intermittent headaches, predforte, cataract surgery: It does not sound like your headaches are related to the cataract surgery or the medications. You may want to check with your internist. Rarely the disparity between your eyes may cause headaches, especially if your eyes are very different as a result of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Horrible Eyesight, vision scale, visual acuity
vision scale, visual acuity, blind hope: One is only considered legally blind if the best corrected vision is 20/200 or worse and / or have less than a 10 degree central visual field (tunnel vision) . If you are corrected to 20/20 with eyeglasses or contact lenses, then you are NOT legally blind,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Instant redness of the eyes, eye doc, left eye
eye doc, left eye, blurred vision: I apologize for the delay in this response, I ve been having some issues with these emails getting filtered out and I m not getting them in a timely manner. Redness like this is normally the sign of inflammation or irritation. Smokey bar, too much perfume,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: IOL - Multifocul or Monofocul, multifocal vs monofocal lens implants
multifocal vs monofocal lens implants: My advice would be to have the left eye monofocal distance, and continue to wear reading glasses. The extensive visual needs you have at near are unlikely to be fulfilled completely by your non-dominant eye as either multifocal or monofocal near. You...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Iritis, flare ups, remarkable shape
flare ups, remarkable shape, eye specialists: Dear Tammy: First, Lasik surgery is CONTRAINDICATED if your dad has active iritis and i would not bring him back to the doctor who didn t see anything and who recommended an elective eye surgery . Iritis which is inflammation of the iris or if affects...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Iritis, auto immune diseases, reiter s syndrome
auto immune diseases, reiter s syndrome, spondilitis: Most cases of iritis are self-limiting , when treated adequately. Recurrent iritis however can effect the eyes, sometimes temporarily, sometimes permanently, depending on the severity and duration of the disease. The underlying cause of iritis is usually systemic,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: itching red eyes, ocular irritation, red eyes
ocular irritation, red eyes, dr ken: Dear ChooseGod: Your symptoms are short-lived and could be caused by allergy, pollution, ocular irritation from chemicals, foreign substances, dog or cat dander, etc. etc. Most do not need treatment and is self-limiting. Hope this helps, Dr. Ke...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Justin, elevated optic nerve, google
elevated optic nerve, google, dr berger: Just so you know, true papilledema, elevation of the optic nerve, or disk swelling, is simply due to the elevation of the intracranial cerebro spinal fluid (CSF) pressure, often caused by tumor, optic disk vasculitis, juxtapapillary chorioretinitis, sarcoid...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: LASIK, LASIK, Lasik wilmington nc
LASIK, Lasik wilmington nc, scott w tunis md: You pose a number of questions. Based on your prescription alone, you would be an excellent candidate. Your prescription, however, is only one of many parameters which determine candidacy. You would have to be a candidate based on all the other parameters...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Little white point in the eye + little yellow spots, mitch axelrod, pinguecula
mitch axelrod, pinguecula, inner corners: Hi Liz, go to google and click on images on the top menu, search for pinguecula and see if that s what you have. if so, you can search the web to learn more. just make sure your eyes are protected from wind/dust/sun/etc. wear sunglasses and use lubricating...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Monocular Diplopia and Floaters, posterior vitreous detachment, vitreous floater
posterior vitreous detachment, vitreous floater, alarm clock computer: Certainly a second opinion is both warranted and prudent. If a vitreous floater is in your line of sight it can contribute to blurry vision and diplopia. So long as the retina is intact, that is, no retinal tears, detachment, or holes, you are probably experienceing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New Glasses, mitch axelrod, reading glasses
mitch axelrod, reading glasses, new reading: Decenter generally would be the difference between the distance PD and the near PD for each eye; however, since you are getting only reading glasses not bifocals, you don t need a decenter,only the PD for your near viewing distance..usually 3 mm total less...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New glasses, contact lens prescription, oxygen depletion
contact lens prescription, oxygen depletion, eye doctor: Julie, I see a potential for problems here as I read between the lines. You don t want to develop a strong dependence on contact lens wear to the point that the thought of being without them is troubling. They are great devices and can make life better...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Do I need glasses?, symptoms of needing glasses, health rule
symptoms of needing glasses, health rule, retinal problems: A eye exam every so often is a good idea, even in the absence of symptoms, simply to check out eye health, rule out glaucoma, retinal problems, etc. On the relative scale of things, eye exams are inexpensive, in some cases unfortunately less than a haircut,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: night vision worse, street lamps, eyetest
street lamps, eyetest, perfect distance: What you re describing does sound very normal for someone with a slight prescription. Any small refractive error (-0.25) can cause problems, especially worse at night. I wouldn t hesitate to get some spectacles made up, and I would also suggest a premium...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ocular migranes, ocular migranes, ocular migraines
ocular migranes, ocular migraines, doppler test: Dear Anne: (my mother s name) At your age, if these ocular migranes persist and increase in frequency, you should consult a neurologist, as these migraines are NOT caused by eye problems per se. ocular migraines can be tripped or triggered by foods like...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: How often should I wear glasses?, How often should I wear my glasses
How often should I wear my glasses: Taylor, Thank you for the question. Your prescription should make looking across a room much better than it is without wearing it. Things twenty feet away and further should appear much sharper and in better focus and even more noticeably in low light conditions,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: outer eye, outer eye, sclera
outer eye, sclera, choroid: The white part of the eye turning a darker color can be the sign of a problem and I would suggest you make an appointment with your eye doctor. The sclera is the tough, white shell of the eye--it s fairly tough, kind of like a basketball. The layer on...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pain in eyes due to computer use, kind guidance, eyes condition
kind guidance, eyes condition, body sensation: Dear Neeti, Your case looks more like something that can be answered only after an examination. I cannot comment if the prescription for computers is correct, but yes, they do have to be undercorrected for computer usage, the reason being so as to not cause...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Please reply sir!, cold compresses, systemic inflammation
cold compresses, systemic inflammation, moxifloxacin: I apologize for the delay of this response. Conjunctivitis, very simply, is inflammation of the conjunctiva. There are a few different things that can cause this. Allergy, toxicity, systemic inflammation, and infection. It sounds like your doctor suspected...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Possible Intolerance to Contact Lenses, contact lens irritation
contact lens irritation: Sharron, Thank you for the question. Various contact lenses with the same power have different fitting characteristics and different oxygen permeability and over time you may require a change in lenses because of one of these variables has changed. Slightly...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: palliedema, symptoms headache, brain tumor
symptoms headache, brain tumor, papilledema: Cynthia, Thank you for emailing. If it is true bilateral papilledema than this is an extremely urgent concern and I would suggest you do not wait for a neurological consult on Tuesday (but don t cancel the appointment). Bilateral papilledema can be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Which progressive lense should I choose?, Frame adjustment, progressive fitting
Frame adjustment, progressive fitting: Yes by all means have the frames adjusted prior to the taking of measurements. The temples should not contact your head until just above your ears where they should make a gradual bend to go around then with a lateral dog leg bend to fit around the bones in...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red Eyes, eye redness, prescription eye
eye redness, prescription eye, eye infection: If you re using a fresh set of contacts/solution/case and the eye is still irritated/red I would agree it s worth seeing your eye doctor. There is a chance that you have developed an allergy to the contact solution/preservatives. Changing to a preservative...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red eyes, zaditor otc, wearing contact lenses
zaditor otc, wearing contact lenses, alaway: Redness is normally a sign of inflammation or hypoxia (low oxygen). The question is what is causing inflammation? Sometimes you can build up intolerances to contact solutions/preservatives. Rarely you can have problems with the lens materials themselves....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red eyes, mild inflammation, dust particles
mild inflammation, dust particles, prescription medication: The only eye drops we can prescribe without examination could be simple lubricating eye drops or artifical tears availale over the counter as a non prescription medication. You can try any of those. eg Genteal, Naturale Tears II etc. Best, Dr Shrof...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red eyes, Red eyes
Red eyes: Thank you for the question. It is good that you noticed the symptoms before it became a problem. You need to visit and eye doctor and have it evaluated to be sure that it is treated properly and does not turn into something worse. Any tie you have symptoms...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Seeing sparkles ALL the time, vitreous body, yellow spheres
vitreous body, yellow spheres, syneresis: With sparkles three conditions come to mind: 1. Syneresis: which is a degenerative condition in which the gel, the vitreous, begins to break down and forms fluid-filled cavities within the eyeball. It affects at least 65% of persons over 60 years of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: scar depth by oct, corneal specialist, shroff
corneal specialist, shroff, scar: Dear Mithas, Sorry, though I have understood your question, we cannot answer this without seeing your maps. Options: visit us in Mumbai or please see a corneal specialist in your city who can answer all queries when he has examined you. Best, Dr...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My sclera wrinkles a bit, yellow spot on eye, wrinkle on eye
yellow spot on eye, wrinkle on eye: Dear Carissa, You might have developed or maybe developing a thin layer on the surface or pigmentary cell change of the white part of the eye as a cellular response to environment, dust etc. (Again, this is guesswork, as I only have your description to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: sphere and axis differences, different axis
different axis: Josef, I am so pleased to receive questions from people who are looking for clarity. So often we just accept things we don t understand without looking a little deeper to resolve what we question.it gives me some degree of optimism knowing that people like...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I can't focus with both eyes, muscle imbalance, lazy eye
muscle imbalance, lazy eye, better vision: Your answer I believe lies in your choice of eye doctor. Many docs are focused (no pun intended) on giving the patient the best Rx to see well out of each eye and pay little attention to how or if the eyes work together. The type of eye doctor most likely...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I see tiny sparkles everywhere all the time, ophthalmic migraine, migraine headaches
ophthalmic migraine, migraine headaches, visual cortex: I apologize for not answering this question earlier...for some reason I did not get an email when you originally sent it; this morning I got a reminder email. I ll be honest, your presentation is a bit curious and I haven t encountered anything just...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: tissue coming over eye, superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis, slit lamp
superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis, slit lamp, eye diagrams: It will difficult for any doctor to diagnose your condition without observing it under a slit lamp biomiscroscope. It could be a pterygium, a pannus, a cyst, a glandular hypertrophy of some type, superior limbic keratoconjunctivitis are just some of the conditions...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision, worst case scenario, retinal detachment
worst case scenario, retinal detachment, migrain: Any time you start seeing new spots, you really should get an eye exam. In the worst case scenario, the spots could mean the beginning of a retinal detachment so you should not delay getting seen. But more likely you could just be having eyestrain and may...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision in Children, pediatritian, reading difficulties
pediatritian, reading difficulties, dr ken: Most children that age are indeed farsighted but should be rechecked each year to evaluate her condition. In the meantime look out for unsual ocular behavior like redness, squinting, eye or head turns, reading difficulties, frowning, etc. hope this helps....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision change, when do I need bi-focal lenses
when do I need bi-focal lenses: Thank you for the question and the answer is....yes. The first sign that it is time for a bi-focal is the difficulty seeing up close. You are in the unique, but not uncommon, position of being able to take off your glasses to see up close and no harm is done...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision changes, routine blood tests, contacts for nearsightedness
routine blood tests, contacts for nearsightedness, blood sugars: Hi Lisa- the changes you describe appear quite normal as Ive seen this many many times over the course of my 37 year career. Your eye doc no doubt,wants to be certain it wasnt caused by fluctuating blood sugars and his wanting you to have this checked out...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: wearing glasses for the first time, accomodative reflex, reading for extended periods
accomodative reflex, reading for extended periods, computer use: Charlotte, Thank you for the question and it is a good one. I agree with you in that the prescription is to correct for a near-sighted condition and that wearing them to drive, or see across the room will demonstrate an obvious benefit. Wearing them will...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 9.00 vs. 9.50, left eye, extra strength
left eye, extra strength, mean time: Half of a diopter (0.50) change normally won t make a huge difference. If anything, you more feel some fatigue or strain with the extra strength. Some people are more sensitive and can get headaches, though, so it s hard to tell. It won t damage or hurt...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Aniscoria, anisicoria, brain tumor
anisicoria, brain tumor, head scan: Physiological anisicoria is quite common but in the absence of headaches, walking problems, speech problems, and vision problems, it is unlikely that you have an aneurysm or brain tumor. Having said that, and to allay your fears, I would recommend an MRI/head...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blephiritis, osteonecrosis of the jaw, warm compresses
osteonecrosis of the jaw, warm compresses, warm soapy water: Blepharitis, or inflammation of the eyelid, is usually treated with warm compresses, eyelid scrubs with warm soapy water (baby shampoo, so it doesn t sting), and sometimes topical or oral antibiotics. That being said, blepharitis doesn t cause the eyelid...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Change in Axis, chronic migraines, added strain
chronic migraines, added strain, eye dr: The change in strength/alignment of the prescription isn t unusual, and I would agree with the doctor that your eyes/brain should learn to accept/adjust to the new Rx. That being said, the bottom line is that your vision isn t about pure numbers, and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Complication after strabismus surgery, strabismus surgery, aesthetic aspect
strabismus surgery, aesthetic aspect, eye specialist: Dear Liz, It is indeed unfortunate that you are facing issues post surgery. The strabismus surgery in adults is rather difficult to be permanent as the eye in adulthood has already the strength to try and revert back its position. Hence,would advise to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lenses, acuvue oasys, wearing contact lenses
acuvue oasys, wearing contact lenses, ciba vision: Dear Shane, 20/20 vision is what is normal or common 20/15 means a line better. A difference of 0.5D is not a high difference if the testing is done subjectively. As long as the individual lines of vision are at least 20/20 in both eyes, then the power...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lenses, acuvue oasys, wearing contact lenses
acuvue oasys, wearing contact lenses, ciba vision: Hi Shane, 1. No it doesn t make sense. If a -2.5 gives 20/15 for an eye, you don t need more. Your two eyes should be balanced so each sees similarly and your two eyes focusing effort is similar. The difference between the two eyes with the second doctor...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lenses, acuvue oasys, wearing contact lenses
acuvue oasys, wearing contact lenses, ciba vision: Dear Shane: Firstly all the lens material types are good quality but not for everybody. The best results candepend on many factors such as tears volume and viscosity, astigmatism levels, blinking habits, pupil size, oxygen supply and needs, type of work...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lenses, acuvue oasys, wearing contact lenses
acuvue oasys, wearing contact lenses, ciba vision: Shane, Good questions and ones with a lot of variables. I can imagine you are under a great deal of stress about this but don t worry too much theses things often are resolved. The prescription change of -0.50 in the left eye is a difference you should...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Prescription, How to Judge your doctor
How to Judge your doctor: Kim, Your feelings are telling you something. You should NEVER be made to feel as though you are a hassle or that your concerns are anything less than very important and needing prompt attention. Typically, base curves remain stable but lens designs...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Corneal abrasion after exam, posterior vitreous detachment, vitreous separation
posterior vitreous detachment, vitreous separation, peripheral retina: Hi Pattie, It sounds like you had a good retinal exam, and had a normal/expected posterior vitreous detachment without suffering any retinal damage. So now that the vitreous has separated, the retina has less tractional force on it that could cause a tear...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: child with 20/650 vision, undesirable outcomes, refractive error
undesirable outcomes, refractive error, proactive steps: First I would say a second opinion is never a bad idea. Second, you entitled to leave the doctor with a clear understanding of the conditions and diagnosis that result from the doctor’s findings especially when it pertains to your child. Often a doctor will...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My contact lens prescription is different from my glasses prescription. Is it supposed to be like that?, contact lens prescription, new pair of glasses
contact lens prescription, new pair of glasses, lens rx: The same basic refraction must be done to generate a prescription for contact lenses and glasses. To get a contact lens Rx, more work must be done than for the glasses, but everything needed for a glasses Rx is part of the contact lens exam. As for why...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lenses and dry eye/intolerance, giant papillary conjunctivitis, dailies contact lenses
giant papillary conjunctivitis, dailies contact lenses, acuvue lenses: Do you know if either of the docs checked you for giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC)? (They would have flipped your upper eyelid inside out to check for this, which is a bit uncomfortable so you probably would remember.) GPC causes complaints similar to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: distance vision problem, distance vision, vision problem
distance vision, vision problem, eye examination: Dear Chiranjeeb, You will need to check with an optician or doctors as to how many lines of the vision chart are seen by both. Not possible that both will allow exact same vision, you may find that one is better than the other. Since, your power is very...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dry eyes, lipid layers, cause inflammation
lipid layers, cause inflammation, punctal plugs: Dear Georgia: I ve used punctal plugs in my practice for years, but you need to know that they are effective if the volume of tear production is diminished or deplete. If the quality of the tears is the culprit, that is, the mucoid and lipid layers are deficient,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Enlarged optic nerve in 6 year old, optic nerve head, corneal pachymetry
optic nerve head, corneal pachymetry, glaucoma screening: Your doctor is obviously concerned with Juvenile Glaucoma. Among the signs are enlarged optic nerve head called cupping . The intraocular pressures of 22 is in the high range of normal, but should me monitored carefully. Among other testing that should be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Explain the severity of my 4 year old's astigmatism, routine check ups, ocular health
routine check ups, ocular health, amblyopia: Dear Kay: this presciption indicates that your son has moderate hyperopic astigmatism in his right eye and very mild hyperopia in his left. The concern is the development of amblyopia or lazy eye and if the doctor suspects that , he/she would want to treat...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: experiencing double images, doctor ken, double images
doctor ken, double images, eye doc: Yes Joe, it is possible to have both myopia and astigmastim, in fact it is more common than not. By lenses if you re referring to contact lenses, then yes, they can affect the corneal surface, thickness, and curvature. However, ophthalmic lenses (for eyeglasses)...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye focusing, check ups, doctor dear
check ups, doctor dear, closing my eyes: Dear Cris, Firstly what you are experiencing is not unusual, with certain kind of lighting this happens to everyone. No light is meant to have a crisp outline. If seeing 20/20 in your check up, you do not have to worry. Also, if there is a small cylindrical...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye irritation/ appearance looks of blood vessel, sinus allergies, protective sunglasses
sinus allergies, protective sunglasses, pingueculum: Both are qualified eye physicians, the difference being most ophthalmologists do surgery and most optometrists do not but are well-trained to diagnose and treat conditions of the vision system as well as treat eye disease. Good luck. dr. ken ps let...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye trauma and first aide, vitreous hemorrhage, corneal abrasion
vitreous hemorrhage, corneal abrasion, retinal detachment: Im sorry you found it vague but these are some of the complications that can occur as a result of trauma to the eye as you described. You then revealed your friend did indeed sustain a retinal detachment - which is a protentially blinding ailment. However...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Flickering Vision after IOL Implant, eye cataract surgery, large pupils
eye cataract surgery, large pupils, human lens: If your implant power is 14, that would indicate that you were significantly nearsighted prior to your surgery, and the symptoms you describe would be expected to be more common. If you were my patient I would counsel you not to have the implant removed,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Floaters?, vitreous floater, vitreous floaters
vitreous floater, vitreous floaters, strobe light: Coincidentally, Ihave a similar shaped vitreous floater, which can come in many different shapes and sizes. Patients often report them appearing horseshoe -shaped, round, sometimes with a tail, one or two or three on a cluster, some connected, some separate,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 9.00 vs. 9.50, crandon, contact lenses
Ophthalmology & Optometry: 9.00 vs. 9.50, crandon, contact lenses, od

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Flickering Vision after IOL Implant, dissapeared
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Flickering Vision after IOL Implant, dissapeared

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Floaters?, long strings, white walls
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Floaters?, long strings, white walls, floaters

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lines appear curvy, eye care specialist, astigmatism correction
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lines appear curvy, eye care specialist, astigmatism correction, ghost images

Ophthalmology & Optometry: progressives, toric contact lens, diopter
Ophthalmology & Optometry: progressives, toric contact lens, diopter, crandon

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sore eyes from reading, eyestrain, eye problems
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sore eyes from reading, eyestrain, eye problems, eye health

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Time range for cutting a prescription lens, skilled technician, busy office
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Time range for cutting a prescription lens, skilled technician, busy office, lab technician

Ophthalmology & Optometry: flash of light, Flashing lights, retina
Flashing lights, retina: Ellen, Flashes of light can have many causes but, given your age and the possibility that it could be the worst case scenario, I would go to an optometrist as soon as you are able, today or tomorrow. I would call a local large retail chain store near you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: focal points on progressive lens glasses, lens glasses, proper orientation
lens glasses, proper orientation, depth perception: Buster, The doctor has a valid point. A weeks worth of wear and you will know whether or not you are becoming more comfortable with the lenses or there is no change. A lined bifocal will make it easier. It is a good thing the doctor made the discovery...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glasses, retina specialist, ski slope
retina specialist, ski slope, opht: Hi Harriett, You and your doctor are right, it is probably the astigmatism axis and power which causes a magnification of the world such that some directions are bigger than others. Your brain interprets that as a tilt or slant. Technically it s called...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma, nerve fiber layer, optic nerve
nerve fiber layer, optic nerve, nerve damage: Deborah, sorry for the delay. Simply use google images and search optic nerve head and you will see many, many photos. http://www.google.com/images?hl=en&biw=1276&bih=606&gbv=2&tbs=isch%3A1&sa=1&q=optic+nerve+head&aq=f&aqi=g4&aql=&oq= Regards, Mitch...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma, nerve damage, eyedrop
nerve damage, eyedrop, travatan: Intraocular pressures of 32 is dangerously high. Headache and redness is not unusual with the use of Travatan. If it persists after the first two weeks, then his doctor should switch meds. He is obviously showing a good response to the eyedrop if his pressures...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma elevated iop, nerve fiber layer, mitch axelrod
nerve fiber layer, mitch axelrod, corneal pachymetry: Hi Deborah, whether it is an emergency or not depends on how quickly the pressure got to 32 and whether the eye was painful. Probably it was not an acute attack of glaucoma. At 32 it is doubtful that it was an emergency; in fact, it would be good to gather...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Headache after Lasik, eye shields, eye brow
eye shields, eye brow, lasik doctor: Dear Jai, Yes, you can speak to the LASIK surgeon regarding the floaters, usually they are harmless and settle down over time. Regarding your headaches, in the background of your systemic lung cause and infection, difficult to not consider the possibility...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lenses- Wrongly Prescribed, eye in the mirror, eye balls
eye in the mirror, eye balls, left eye: Hi. The prescription you listed is extremely mild and wont cause you any harm. You and millions of people worldwide suffer from CVS , or Computer Vision Syndrome. This is caused by excessive computer use producing symptoms of tired, burning, dry, uncomfortable...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lenses- Wrongly Prescribed, eye in the mirror, eye balls
eye in the mirror, eye balls, left eye: Shehan, .25 is the smallest increment of power that can be prescribed, so it is as close to, and almost, nothing. Many people would like a little power as it alleviates a bit of focusing effort. But it is not likely the reason for any significant complaint....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lines appear curvy, amsler grid test, astigmatism correction
amsler grid test, astigmatism correction, part of the retina: This is most unusual in someone your age. Older people can get swelling in the macula (most important part of the retina) that causes wavy or curvy lines. If you have this it is really serious. You should see an eye doctor as soon as possible to find out....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: MYOPIC VISION, myopic vision, normal vision
myopic vision, normal vision, shroff: Dear Smile, Yes, the powers change till age 18 to 20 years due anatomical growth. Your treating ophthalmologist should be able to tell if you are 6/6 or less as this is separate from the power -4.5 D. To be able to control the pwoiers from external...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: i'm a plus 12 in my vision and EXTREMELY worried, wearing contact lenses, optomotrist
wearing contact lenses, optomotrist, bad vision: Try not to worry. Yes your prescription is strong and the lenses can be quite thick , but contact lenses are your best answer. (Ive been wearing contact lenses successfully for over 35 years) Furthermore, your RX is pretty much fully developed at 16 years...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My new vision problem, coimbatore india, distant vision
coimbatore india, distant vision, refractive error: Sorry - Rx is just a shorthand term for prescription. Since you already have the glasses, but did not have a problem before you got them, It is hard to say when you need to wear them. I would start by trying them for driving at night. Also you might...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optometry, mitch axelrod, lens shape
mitch axelrod, lens shape, fish line: Hi Naomi, First as an optometrist, I don t know as much as an optician about your question but I can give some general info. Much of today s lens surfacing is automated, but takes a lot of time and steps. That s the process of grinding and polishing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: opht, opht, nearsightedness
opht, nearsightedness, eye 2: this prescription simply means that you have myopia (nearsightedness) and significant astigmatism, three times the severity in your left eye. This is corrected in one of three ways: eyeglasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery (e.g. Lasik). If youre...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ophthalmic migraine, ophthalmic migraine, visual field test
ophthalmic migraine, visual field test, small airway disease: You may indeed be having optic or ophthalmic migraines which can cause the symptoms you describe. If they come frequently, a neurologist can treat you, assuming the MRI/CT scan is negative. Often times things like smoking, alcohol, caffeine, nuts, cheeses,chocolate,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: optic nreve drusen, optic nerve drusen, optik disc drusen
optic nerve drusen, optik disc drusen: Dear Cindy, Optic nerve drusen is usually inherited. As severe Drusen is associated with visual field loss due to concomitant raised intra ocular pressure (IOP, some clinicians will prescribe eye drops to decrease the intra-ocular pressure and theoretically...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: optometric measurments, contact lens prescription, astigmatism correction
contact lens prescription, astigmatism correction, base curve: In a glasses Rx, the Spherical number refers to how much nearsighted or farsighted correction you need. If there is a minus sign in front of the spherical number, you are nearsighted. If there is a plus sign, you are farsighted. The cylinder designation...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Problems seeing up close with glasses for distance, bifocal lenses, presbyopia
bifocal lenses, presbyopia: Connie, What you are describing is a possible usefulness for a bi-focal lens, but it comes at a price, considering how you seem to function well without them to this point. I still, for example, take my glasses off to read and put them on to drive. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: problem with focusing, glaucoma medication, corneal edema
glaucoma medication, corneal edema, check ups: Initially you did not represent to me that you were taking glaucoma medication . Elevated intraocular pressures can indeed cause the symptoms you describe but should get better in time which good pressure control and follow up check ups. But it wouldnt hurt...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: progressives, dry eye symptoms, desk work
dry eye symptoms, desk work, progressive lens: Here is a list of providers listed as fitting toric progressive contact lenses in your area. This is not intended as an endorsement of any of the providers merely a list of those in your area who are licensed to fit contact lenses and who do fit toric bifocal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pupils uneven, eyes not working together, seeing double, mitch axelrod, prism glasses
mitch axelrod, prism glasses, uneven eyes: hi Katinka, It is likely you could use a combination of prism, updated glasses prescription and possibly vision therapy to feel comfortable with adequate vision. It is too complicated trying to sort out those issues in this forum, but certainly get another...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Question, eye pressure, question question
eye pressure, question question, eye doctor: christina. the technique you use is fine holding the tip of the bottle 1/4 to 1/2 inch from the eye. Laying him down and pulling is lower eyelid down (toward his cheecks) allows easier access to the eye for drop instillation. Your doing fine. keep it...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Question, bottom of the bottle, eye pressure
bottom of the bottle, eye pressure, question question: Actually what I would do is: As he looks up towards the ceiling (keeping his chin down and without tilting his head back) use your left hand to pull the lower lid down, forming a pouch. With the right hand holding the drop, approach his eye from below,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: RE: Contact Lens wear and dry eye, dry eyes
dry eyes: Ashna, I have recently heard some troubling things about flax seed oil and would look into it further before you decide to use it. I cannot remember the specific details however. I would recomend Coromega, you can find it online all over the place but I...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retinal changes due to myopia, lattice degeneration, peripheral retina
lattice degeneration, peripheral retina, staphyloma: Among the most common of the myopic degenerations are posterior staphyloma (which I doubt you have with -3.75 myopia) and lattice degeneration of the peripheral retina. So long that there are no cracks, holes, or tears in the retina, you ll be OK. Just go...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Severe dry and red eyes, severe dry eye
severe dry eye: Dear Stephanie, Honestly, for the local part of the treatment, you seemed to have tried it all! Dryness cause needs to be investigated. The above treatment works only symptomatically and therapeutically for those with local causes like dry eyes due to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Slanted vision, flat surfaces, eye exam
flat surfaces, eye exam, easy solution: More than likely the explanation involves astigmatism. Since I don t know your age, how long it has been that way, or whether it is in one eye or both, I can t say just how probable that is. And really you would need an exam to figure it out in any case. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sore eyes from reading, functional vision, reading glasses
functional vision, reading glasses, vision therapy: That is curious. Most people get more symptoms from computer use than from reading paper. Did the doctor actually test you for dry eye? That could be one possibility. Another is the lighting in the room where you read. It should be directed onto the paper...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Time range for cutting a prescription lens, narrow groove, cr 39
narrow groove, cr 39, base curve: Thank you for the information. How are you currently sequencing the orders? If it is a patternless edger you should be able to store the traced patterns for the entire run and call them up as needed, if not I guess the first step is pulling patterns. You...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: thanks a lot, yeast tablets, doctor ken
yeast tablets, doctor ken, beneficial purpose: As far as I know, yeast has no beneficial purpose for the eyes. Myopia or nearsightedness is hereditary and you may still experience refractive changes from year to year for a while but will not go blind as a result of this. Just make sure you get your eyes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: time line on diagnoses, detached retina, retinal detachment
detached retina, retinal detachment, allergic response: Note: itching and rubbing probably has nothing to do with his retinal detachment. Those are symptoms more in line with allergic response, but a surgeon who specializes in the retina is more qualified to give you the time frame of the injury and symptoms....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: tiny specks moving in my eye, vitreous hemorrhage, mitch axelrod
vitreous hemorrhage, mitch axelrod, little specks: Hi James, You are probably right, except the movement of the specs should not be random or haphazard. Since the blood cells move through fixed tubes, you should note that they move in the same arcuate or curved patterns. I have not learned that they give...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: tiny things moving in my eyes, vitreous floaters, vitreous gel
vitreous floaters, vitreous gel, liquification: Matt: these are floaters commonly known as vitreous floaters and are harmless. They can be annoying but will not cause any permanent damage to your eye or sight. they come from the natural separation and liquification of the vitreous gel in the eye. If...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: tiny things swimming around in my eye, vitreous floaters, blood capillaries
vitreous floaters, blood capillaries, white blood cells: again these are vitreous floaters or muscae volatantes aand are harmless and not treatable. Accompanied by flashes, like lightening bolts or stobe lights of a flash camera, with a loss in vision, then one must be concerned with the possibility of a retinal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: trouble focusing, mitch axelrod, ghost image
mitch axelrod, ghost image, eye pressure: Hello Cris, It sounds like you are noticing either a ghost image or double vision. If you only see the second word with both eyes open, then each eye is seeing the image at a different location so you see double. Not likely. Probably you notice it with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Unsure when to wear my new prescription glasses, contact lens fit, desk work
contact lens fit, desk work, prescription glasses: Elaine, The best way to know for sure when to wear them is to ring the office of the doctor who prescribed them. I say that because you mentioned that one lens is for up close and one is for distance and that suggests that a conversation about your specific...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Visual Field Defect, mitch axelrod, visual field test
mitch axelrod, visual field test, routine eye exam: Hi again, if this wiggling finger was literally a wiggling finger of the examiner, it is preposterous to worry until a real visual field test is done as i earlier explained. Have a formal visual field test performed, repeated if necessary, and so on. The...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Wakeing up in the morning with that stuff in your eyes, sterile saline solution, tears at bedtime
sterile saline solution, tears at bedtime, dry blood: The dried stuff usually in the corner of your eyes is what we call mucous or meibomian secretions. Mucous and oils are secreted by the glands within the eyelids and secrete while sleeping. Normally they remove very easily with a cotton ball soaked in warm...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: What's going on?, remote possibilities, papilledema
remote possibilities, papilledema, optic disc: Probably nothings going on but your doctor wants to make sure by referring you to a specialist to rule out increased intracranial fluid pressure, pappilitis, papilledema, and other remote possibilities. The chances are its nothing to worry about but your specialist...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: anicordia, s ghosh, pupil size
s ghosh, pupil size, neuro ophthalmologist: Hello Melissa, it is better to take an opinion from a Neuro-ophthalmologist.... if its just anisocoria (ie one pupil size bigger than the other) then its nothing to worry about... still better to be in the loop with the neuro-ophthalmologist.... regards...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blurred vision, pupil dilation, systane
pupil dilation, systane, artificial tears: Antidepressants have side effects that affect the eye, including pupil dilation and dryness. There are, however, many many things can can also cause problems that you described. Without doing a proper eye exam and looking at the visual system and tissues...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blurred vision, s ghosh, eye balls
s ghosh, eye balls, eye fluid: dear Naveed, The medicines that u are taking could have these side effects in form of blurred vision, lack of interest, lethargy, fatigue etc..... so dont feel dejected... for ur dryness of the eye splash tap water very gently of an on maybe 4 times a day...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: after brain surgery ti remove a abcesse, nerve fiber layer, optic chiasm
nerve fiber layer, optic chiasm, nerve pathways: Firstly, you will need to get an accurate Visual Fields Test to ascertain if theres is any visual defects (loss in vision) as a result of the brain surgery , It is quite possible the abscess was impinging upon the optic nerve or other areas that could effect...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: two contact lense prescription?, mitch axelrod, colored contact lenses
mitch axelrod, colored contact lenses, color contacts: Hi Michelle There will be a third number called axis; you have astigmatism so you ll have to get your doctor to prescribe the astigmatism colored contact lenses. He may need to examine you to fit you, there isn t an easy cheap way here. Regards, Mitch Axelrod,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lenses, toric contact lenses, base curvature
toric contact lenses, base curvature, hydrogel material: Dear Michelle, The Prescription you have mentioned is not complete, The first reading is SPHERICAL , second reading is CYLINDRICAL, Other readings include AXIS,BC (BASE CURVATURE) and DIA ( DIAMETER). Base curvature may vary from company to company...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lenses axis, rigid gas permeable contact lenses, gas permeable contact lenses
rigid gas permeable contact lenses, gas permeable contact lenses, optom: Dear Axelle, First of all with such a high cylinder prescription you should have gone for RGP (rigid gas permeable) contact lenses. RGP lenses gives clear vision in all type of refractive errors,including keratoconus and irregular corneas. As you have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Daughter aged 3.5 years, dr jill, school test
dr jill, school test, 3 year olds: Becci, Children your daughter s age are expected to be little farsighted (need a slight symmetric plus prescripttion- +.50 to +1.00). The reason we do the drops to assess the true prescription it is because it relaxes their focusing system. As you may be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dilating drops, saline drip, pharmacologist
saline drip, pharmacologist, antihistamine: Barbara. Perhaps consult a pharmacologist or aneastheliologist for an opinion but I know of no way to remove a cataract without duilating drops. Maybe speak with another ophthalmologist for an opinion on this matter. Perhaps administering antihistamine...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Color Change, eye color change, s ghosh
eye color change, s ghosh, ultra violet rays: Dear Peter, your iris has excessive pigmentation which gets activated in exposure to radiation... u cannot do anything about it.... make sure you avoid radiation rays of light, sunlight, any kind of ultra-violet rays of light, etc... not only your eyes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye color change, eye health care, eye color change
eye health care, eye color change, health care field: Kyle: As far as I know, scattered radiation (like the sun for example) will probably NOT harm the eyes, however prolonged exposure can cause early cataracts, corneal and lens opacification , and even contribute to macular degeneration. That is why we in...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye concern, clump, well thanks
clump, well thanks, retina: Usually nothing to worry about. The eye is hollow and filled with a clear jelly, many times there are small fibers and strands floating inside. When these drift around and float past they ll create a shadow on the retina, giving the impression of these small...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: would eye dryness affect my eyesight??, computer vision syndrome, humid city
computer vision syndrome, humid city, eye dryness: Dear Duha, sorry to say but u can never get away with this dryness in your eyes... moreover dryness increases post Laser surgery to get rid of glasses.... you have to be constantly on lubricating eye drops to keep ur eyes wet..... if your eyes become to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye glass prescription for my 3 year old daughter, simplicity sake, eye dr
simplicity sake, eye dr, lazy eye: Carrie, First I would like to explain a little bit about development and vision. When we are first born our brain and eyes do not see very well. As we start getting information from the world around us on the first few months of life our brain starts to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye problems, eye muscles, dr jill
eye muscles, dr jill, blind eyes: Daniel, Shrinking of the eye and eye deviation are common problems when the eye does not have sight. As far as the shrinking or the look of it there is very little that can be done to prevent this from happening. Our bodies are made to conserve energy...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Problems- Thank you in advance!, nicotine products, hypophora
nicotine products, hypophora, color flashes: dear Ada: The first thing that comes to mind is that youre getting ocular or ophthalmic migraines. the hot temperatures may have been a trigger . These also can cause colored lights and flashes and rainbows.If you dont use any medications or eyedrops,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye test and squinting, mitch axelrod, visual acuity
mitch axelrod, visual acuity, eyetest: hi a.s, Yes tell them you squinted, but more importantly don t squint for the next exam; rather, relax your face and eyes and just observe. don t try to outthink the test and realize that you are give but two lenses to choose from: once answered, you ll...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Troubles- thank you in advance!, optic nerve head, s ghosh
optic nerve head, s ghosh, nicotine products: Dear Ada, Anisocoria cannot be temporary... you need a neuro-ophthalmology check up done to rule out any optic nerve head damage which is evident from the VEP test you had.... anisocoria could be due to some space occupying lesion also in the brain, or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Twitching, blepharospasm, eye lid twiching
blepharospasm, eye lid twiching, how to stop blepharospasm : Cornell, I am well, thank you and I hope this response finds you well too. If what you are experiencing is the annoying twitch of your eyelid,blepharospasms, then the bad news is I don t have any information on what causes it, the good news is, I might...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Twitching, twitching, eye allergy
twitching, eye allergy, amit sharma: Dear Cornell, Sleeping with your contact lenses on in actually a torture to your eyes. Following are the reasons for eyelid twitching 1:- STRESS, 2:- TIREDNESS, 3:- EYE STRAIN, 4:- CAFFEINE, 5:- ALCOHOL, 6:- DRY EYES, 7:- ALLERGIES. 8:- NEUROLOGICAL...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye/ vision problem, ocular alignment, extraocular muscles
ocular alignment, extraocular muscles, nerve problem: Anna, I apologize about the delay in my response, I have been out of the office for the past week. There are many different things that an cause the ocular alignment to be off. Many times it can be related to a muscle or nerve problem. There are six different...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Left eyelid seems swollen, mitch axelrod, health checkup
mitch axelrod, health checkup, eye doctor: hi Becky, You need to see an eye doctor about this because it has to be evaluated as a swollen lid vs. a drooping lid vs the other eye is protruding. It is not usually how a lymphoma presents, so I m not sure you should worry about that. I know you ll worry...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescription correct, eye glasses still not working
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescription correct, eye glasses still not working

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glasses for astigmatism, contact lens prescription, astigmatism
contact lens prescription, astigmatism, ophthalmologist: Erin: When getting a new eyeglass or contact lens prescription, it takes some folks a couple of weeks to adapt to the new perception. Headaches, slanting, dizziness, sometimes nausea, can occur. When it does, I recommend that you wear your new correction...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glaucoma, open angle glaucoma, acute angle
open angle glaucoma, acute angle, adequate treatment: With adequate treatment, blindness rarely occures; with no treatment, significant loss of vision and blindness could occur after time. This can vary from one year to over 10 years, depending on how long the pressure increase was not treated, if there exists...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, perfect vision, visual test
perfect vision, visual test, bottom number: The measure of vision is generally a ratio, as you described. Many place will use meters, some use feet, but the idea is that any ratio should be the same. The top number is usually the testing distance, for example, 20 feet, or 6 meters. The bottom number...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Could I have hyperphoria?, dizziness and headache, paced card
dizziness and headache, paced card, exophoria: Dear Donna: The standard of (eye) care is to test for heterophorias, i.e. hyperphoria, hypophoria, exophoria, and esophoria, because large amounts of any of these can cause ocular discomfort, blurry vision, double vision, dizziness, headaches, etc. I am...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lazy eye, mitch axelrod, relative alignment
mitch axelrod, relative alignment, amblyopia: Hey Ben, It depends on whether your eyes are properly aligned, or if one is crossed. Search the terms strabismic amblyopia vs. refractive amblyopia . The former, because one eye is misaligned, can lead to worsening misalignment while the later, a lazy...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: mono vision versus multifocal contact lenses, multifocal contact lenses, reading glasses
multifocal contact lenses, reading glasses, distance vision: I would recommend soft multifocal contact lenses. There are some newer lenses (Biofinity Multifocal) that have a great distance zone and the near zone doesn t influence it much. But be aware, any lens (soft, RGP, mono or multifocal) that makes the near vision...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: muscle balance, phys ed teacher, hand and eye coordination
phys ed teacher, hand and eye coordination, visual acuity: Mary, I love that you are such an integral part of your grandsons life. As a parent,I would welcome that voice of experience and second opinion. How well does he catch a ball. At eleven I could throw a ball fairly hard at my boys and they could easily...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I went from nearsighted to farsighted... now I'm dizzy!, eye muscles, wrong prescription
eye muscles, wrong prescription, reading glasses: Julia, I can t say. I know that it happens and that, as a rule, most doctors here will dilate children to remove any compensation that they may be making. The dilation neutralizes the eyes attempt to compensate with additional power it produces by changing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I NEED HELP, cosmetic lenses
cosmetic lenses: Marsha, Im sorry to hear that you endured such an event. From a cosmetic standpoint and depending on the damage, they make contacts that are custom matched to appear the same as you good eye. They are expensive and it takes a while to order them, match...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New progressives, distance computer, computer reading
distance computer, computer reading, social situations: hi Anne, I am guessing you wore soft contacts and in that case, as the old saying goes 20/20 is habit forming though it sounds like you aren t 20/20, you like the improved vision and function of the glasses. If you wore rigid hard lenses, your Rx may...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ocular pseudotumor, birth control pills, intracranial hypertension
birth control pills, intracranial hypertension, lacrilube: Hi Pam If both eyes are not protruding or bulging , it is unlikely there is any thyroid disease as that condition manifests mostly bilaterally. (both eyes). Also if pseudotumor cerebri also known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension has been diagnosed,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ophthalmology, poor blood supply, corona radiata
poor blood supply, corona radiata, s ghosh: hello balbir, it is very difficult to pinpoint the cause of diplopia without examining the patient.... it could be as simple as convergence insufficiency and simple eye exercise could help him, or maybe due to poor blood supply to the eye muscles, prisms...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Is this palinopsia?, s ghosh, purple dots
s ghosh, purple dots, palinopsia: Hello Andy, it is a natural thing to happen to see after images when there is bright light stimulation in the eye and then u look into the dark.... to avoid seeing these images wear a photochromatic lens or antireflective lens to avoid the excessive rays...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescription correct, eye glasses still not working, correct eye, reading glasses
correct eye, reading glasses, frames and lenses: JT, First of all, it seems like you did well for 4 months with the first prescription. It does not sound like your work environment changed either. Did anything else change during the time you started having the migraines (new medications, more stress,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ptsosis, glucose tolerance test, kidney donation
glucose tolerance test, kidney donation, eyelid problem: Lauri, I am not familiar with glucose tolerance test producing ptosis as a possible side effect (ask your doctor if he has encountered this as a side effect before). It is very possible that the ptosis can be associates with the Botox. However you need...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pupil Issues- Thank you in advance, nicotine products, color flashes
nicotine products, color flashes, computer glasses: Ada, Some people can get episodic anisocoria because of migraine like events. Other people get episodic anisocoria for no reason. Pupil asymmetry, however can be an indication of other serious neurological issues and should always be looked into to rule...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retinal Problem, vision rehabilitation, left eye
vision rehabilitation, left eye, eye problems: It sounds as if there are some very serious eye problems going on. Itravitreal injections usually mean there are swollen or leaky blood vessels, and as he already has scarring in the left eye it sounds like he may have something similar starting in the right...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Seeing Blue Spot Afterimages, scotoma, blue spots in vision
scotoma, blue spots in vision, purple spots: Dear Alex, These blue/purple spots are generally seen when your eyes are exposed to bright lights , it is due to over saturation of retinal pigments, but they are temporary and disappear within a few minutes. No.two, stress and anxiety too sometimes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: soft lenses (what to do with extra pair), saline water, dr berger
saline water, dr berger, soft contact lenses: Hi Jane: You may still use this contact lens just re-soak it in the ClearCare 24 hours prior to wearing to rid any contamination that may occur during the soaking in the saline rinse. be sure to rinse it well prior to insertion into the eye. Good luck, ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: sphere and axis, mild myopia, eye sphere
mild myopia, eye sphere, sphere 2: Don, There are three numbers to each prescription. The first is overall spherical power, this indicated myopia or hyperopia. The next number is amount of astigmatism, the last is the direction of astigmatism (ranges from 1 to 180 degrees). Your prescription...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: spots on iris, lisch nodules, developmental anomaly
lisch nodules, developmental anomaly, brushfield spots: The only thing two things come to mind are Lisch nodules, and Brushfield spots (see link below). There are three different layers to the tissue that makes up the iris, and it could just be a developmental anomaly (like Brushfield spots), nothing to worry...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision with glasses v contact lenses, corneal astigmatism, astigmatism correction
corneal astigmatism, astigmatism correction, eyetest: Helen, The issue with you right eye, if I am correct in my assumptions, is not anything more than one modality of treatment yields a better outcome. And yes, you are correct, the more you wear the glasses the more you will adapt. Ideally, if you wore...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision slanted, retinal specialist, eye doc
retinal specialist, eye doc, eye surgeries: It sounds to me that you may have significant oblique astigmatism or anisiekonia - both of which can cause slanting of visual images. It could also be caused by lenticular changes or corneal or retinal irregularities (as in macular degeneration or edema)....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Weird eye redness - eyelash allergy?, mitch axelrod, eye allergy
mitch axelrod, eye allergy, eye redness: Hi Keenan, I m sorry for the delay; I ve been thinking about the problem but can t think of any good answer. I would suspect your eyes are dry and an ointment in each eye at bedtime would help. So if by lubricant you mean drops, try the eye lubricating ointment...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: x-ray radiation coming into contact with the eye, dental xrays, focal zone
dental xrays, focal zone, ray radiation: Kyle: in my 37 years of active clinical practice, dental Xrays have posed no threat to the eye, primarily because it has limited exposure with both the interval and the focal zone of the teeth that is being irradiated. The literature also has shown no correlation...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 3D Glasses for viewing 3D Movies, developmental optometrists, vision therapists
developmental optometrists, vision therapists, severe headaches: Well, that is an interesting question. I don t believe there is a simple answer that would work for everybody. The first thing to do would be to make sure the person has a proper glasses correction for distance viewing (or make sure one is not needed.)But...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 3D Glasses for viewing 3D Movies, range axis, axis movement
range axis, axis movement, severe headaches: Dear, Prashant, The only thing that comes to mind is to give the wearer the ability to fine-tune the axis of polarization. First identify the range axis adjustment needed, I would think between ten and fifteen degrees would be enough, but I could...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 3D Glasses for watching 3D Movies, polarized.3d movies, 3d glasses
polarized.3d movies, 3d glasses: Dear Prashant, Let me first explain how 3d effect is achieved using polarized filters. In order to produce a 3 dimensional effect, two 2d images are projected on the same screen through two different polarized filters. The viewers wearing polarized...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Adies Syndrome, ciliary ganglion, neuroophthalmologist
ciliary ganglion, neuroophthalmologist, amblyopic eye: dear Christy: Firstly, surgery does NOT correct or fix a lazy or amblyopic eye. It does however often correct for tropia or strabismus, that is, the misallignment of the eye by either tightening or loosening the extraocular muscle(s). In Adie s Pupil, which...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Bifocal contacts, gas permeable lenses, adaptation period
gas permeable lenses, adaptation period, dr berger: Hi Pat: like chocolate, you don t know if you ll like it until you actually try it. For some it works great; for others not so good. there are many variables such as material, oxygen transmissibilty, water content, edge design, contour,optics (some better...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Black spot in central part of vision, mitch axelrod, visual field test
mitch axelrod, visual field test, visual cortex: Hi Chris, The size change doesn t quite make sense, but because it is the same in both eyes, you have to consider your brain. The brain and the visual cortex need to be imaged probably. You can ask your eye doctor about it, they can run a visual field test...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Black spot in central part of vision, vitreous detachment, lit rooms
vitreous detachment, lit rooms, lit room: Cris, It sounds like you have developed a larger floater which we tend to see with a vitreous detachment, called a Weiss ring. These are usually benign and not a problem, the concern is that as you develop these floaters the eye can be at a higher risk...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Black spot in central part of vision, serous retinopathy, central serous
serous retinopathy, central serous, retina specialist: Chris. from what you describe, you need to see a retina specialist for an opinion. He will probably perform fluorescein angiography, a dye test to determine if there is any macular edema, subretinal fluid leakage or accumulation, hemorrhage, and blood vessel...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Black spot in central part of vision, lit rooms, lit room
lit rooms, lit room, shroff: Dear Chris, The fact that you checked your retina and all is fine, itself means that there is no pathology inside the eyeball. The floaters are normal disturbances inside eyes with high myopia and one does not treat this. The spot could be similar to this,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Bright Light in Eye, high pressure sodium, typical spots
high pressure sodium, typical spots, eye dr: Ricky, I would say nothing to worry about unless you have pain or begin to see spots again. But this is a question outside my scope of expertise, so I would re-post it with an MD or an OD, to assure you get the best answer. Although I was reading about...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: a bump on the pink part in the corner of my eye?, caruncle, corner of my eye
caruncle, corner of my eye, eye doctor: If it is significantly different from the other eye and it is still there by the end of the weekend, or if it becomes painful or discharges mucous, you should see an eye doctor. Also, since you are only 11, ask your mom if your eye has always been that way....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: corneal transplants, cornea transplants, corneal transplants
cornea transplants, corneal transplants, corneal specialists: Constance: Sorry, I did not perform corneal transplants. This procedure is limited to the skills of corneal transplant surgeons who specialize in this area. As far as insurances go, each insurance has different criteria and coverages so one has to get prior...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My daughters prescription, Childrens eyeglasses
Childrens eyeglasses: Raj, The prescription is not something to be alarmed about but it is important that she wears them. It is always best to treat issues with vision early and you have done an exceptional job having her seen by a professional at such a young age. Many people...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Duane's Sydrome and Lasik surgery, mild nearsightedness, mitch axelrod
mild nearsightedness, mitch axelrod, mild myopia: hi David,I don know of any reason for Duane s syndrome to limit lasik. However, at your age be careful before you undo your mild nearsightedness as you will need reading glasses within a few years. Though you currently need distance glasses, you don t need...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Duane Syndrome, amblyopia therapy, amblyopic eye
amblyopia therapy, amblyopic eye, duane syndrome: Dear Linda: With Duane s , no treatment is usually required however any refractive error should be corrected, treat any amblyopia that is or potentially can be existent. Muscle surgery if there is significant misalignment in the straight ahead or primary...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Excess wetness of the eyes, s ghosh, nerve supply
s ghosh, nerve supply, definite reason: Dear Paul, you are having excessive lacrimation of eyes which is controlled by the nerve supply from the brain.... there is no specific cause for this to occur and many people do have this... for eg yawning causes tears to flow, excessive laughing causes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Extreme red blob in left eye & growing, Blood in eye, Subconjunctival hemorrhage
Blood in eye, Subconjunctival hemorrhage: Rachel, What you describe is not uncommon and is usually no cause for alarm. The blood that is filling the white part of your eye will be absorbed back into you body within a few days to a week. Often during your sleep you can rub your eye and wake up with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Banks - Storage Media., human corneas, eye banks
human corneas, eye banks, reply thanks: Dear Prashant, Good to have you back with a new question. Optisol GS is actually a conventional method of preserving corneal tissues. There are many other techniques of preserving cornea such as freeze drying and dehydration techniques. Corneas stored...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Banks - Storage Media., eye banks, corneal transplantation
eye banks, corneal transplantation, reply thanks: Dear Mr Akerkar, Thank you for your email. The query you ask is one of the processes involved in Eye Banks. All Eye Banks ethically working are meant to use the cornea within the stipulated time, if not for corneal transplantation, for the purpose...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Banks - Storage Media., s ghosh, eye banks
s ghosh, eye banks, reply thanks: Dear Prashant, YES the cornea will be of no use after the storage period is over... it is like expiry date of all medicines... and it should not be used.... moreover even if a donated cornea we need to transplant then it needs assessment whether it would...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye color change, corneal arcus, eye color change
corneal arcus, eye color change, chamber angle: If they are both changing color together to roughly the same degree at the same time, I would not worry about it too much. It would be much more worrisome if just one eye changed color, which could indicate some type of tumor on the iris. What may be happening...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye feels bruised., s ghosh, doctor tomorrow
s ghosh, doctor tomorrow, breech: Dear Michael, you may have accidentally caused a skin breech near the outside of the eye which feels on touch... there is nothing to be worried about.... please see ur doctor and for sure he may prescribe some ointment to be applied locally in that area......

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye irritation/slight pressure, mitch axelrod, pituitary tumor
mitch axelrod, pituitary tumor, low testosterone: hi Scott, Don t worry about a tumor as the MRI would have picked up a small pituitary tumor way before it would be able to affect your vision. Besides, the tumor would not make your eye red or feel funny. It just sounds like you have a viral infection nothing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye irritation/slight pressure, dry eye syndrome, pituitary tumor
dry eye syndrome, pituitary tumor, low testosterone: Dear SCott, I believe you are suffering from dry eye syndrome caused by low level of testosterone. You should use lubricating eye drops for the time being to keep your eyes moist and blink as much as possible. Some cases in past have been treated by...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye irritation/slight pressure, pituitary tumour, s ghosh
pituitary tumour, s ghosh, redness in eye: Dear Scott, the redness in eye could be just as simple as eye strain... so since u have an appointment with the optometrist ur spectacle power will be checked... and regarding the pituitary tumour it cannot be missed since it stares at u in a MRI plate...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye irritation/slight pressure, sinus congestion, brain tumor
sinus congestion, brain tumor, pituitary tumor: Scott: If your MRI was normal, stop worrying about a brain tumor. More likely your head/sinus congestion is the cause of the redness and pressure . Also your stress may contribute to this as well. If there is no eye infection, e.g conjunctivitis, then cool...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye strain, phoria, eye strain
phoria, eye strain, hyperopia: Dear Sean: have you been checked for dry eye? this is one of the major reasons for tiredness and eyestrain. Also hyperopia, astigmatism, and presbyopia. Also you need to be checked for hyper or hypo phoria as well as exo or eso phoria....all of which can...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyes burn when useing face cleaner., mitch axelrod, eyedrop
mitch axelrod, eyedrop, instillation: hELLO Elijah, anything that burns your eyes is chemically burning your eye to some degree and it is not a good thing. Though sometimes it is necessary if you need the medicated eyedrop for its medicinal effect but it burns briefly upon instillation, in your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyes burn when useing face cleaner., excessive periods, dr johnston
excessive periods, dr johnston, different face: Burning is natures s way of giving you a warning. Just like pain is not normal. However minor burning can occur without any damage to the eye. What I presume Dr. Johnston means is that prolonged burning means that the eye is in contact with some type of pollutant,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyes burn when useing face cleaner., different face, cotten
different face, cotten, sensitive skin: No, it is not normal for your eyes to burn while using such a product. Undoubtedly you have a sensitivity (not quite an allergy, but almost) to some ingredient. I suggest you find a different face cleaner. Keep a list of the ingredients in this one. That way...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 3D Glasses for viewing 3D Movies, prescription glasses, design frames
Ophthalmology & Optometry: 3D Glasses for viewing 3D Movies, prescription glasses, design frames, 3d effect

Ophthalmology & Optometry: peeling eye, cotton bud, eye move
Ophthalmology & Optometry: peeling eye, cotton bud, eye move, eye lid

Ophthalmology & Optometry: "Flickering" Vision, ophthalmic migraine, strobe light
ophthalmic migraine, strobe light, thyroid dysfunction: Jodi: It sounds like youre describing an ocular or ophthalmic migraine, without the headache. These migraines can cause visual aura, flickering, strobe-like flashes, jittery vision, colored rainbow-like effects, etc. etc. These episodes can be triggered...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glasses and contacts - difference in prescription, dr berger, dr ken
dr berger, dr ken, computer screen: Dear Andrea: without examining you I cant tell you if you prescription is accurate or not but will say it is not unusual to go from the one Rx you listed to the other. However you should still be able to see your computer screen clearly so you will need...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glasses focus, Power Increase
Power Increase: Danny, The new prescription is stronger in both eyes and seems like it is making your near vision a little too hard to use comfortably. I would explain this to your doctor and see if they could reduce the amount of power in the distance so that you could...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: are glasses necessary, eye strain and headaches, s ghosh
eye strain and headaches, s ghosh, lazy eyes: Dear Pradeep, Definitely Yes she needs to wear a pair of glasses if her vision improves to 20/20 orelse her power might increase or she may develop lazy eyes.... she isnt having any problem since children have an extra capacity to accommodate with their...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: are glasses necessary, child eye glasses
child eye glasses: Dear Pradeep, Glasses if needed are used by children even as young as 3 years of age. At 7 years, most important is to make sure that she does not develop lazy eyes or amblyopia. This is a condition if children do not use glasses, then their vision pathway...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: are glasses necessary, vision defect, childs eyes
vision defect, childs eyes, eye condition: Pradeep: Your question is a good one: The best way to answer it is that this is up to doctor discretion. One school of thought is that if there are no problems, leave it alone and recheck the childs eyes in 6 months to see how things develop. The other...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: are glasses necessary, nearsighted farsighted, eye condition
nearsighted farsighted, eye condition, eye strain: I am sorry. I would need some refractive information to answer this question. Is your daughter correctable to 20/20 by the glasses prescription? Is she nearsighted, farsighted or does she have astigmatism and how much? Just because a person can read the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: are glasses necessary, eye condition, amblyopia
eye condition, amblyopia, lazy eye: Pradeep, It s difficult to say without an exam and seeing how the rest of the visual system is functioning. In generalities, 20/30 vision is probably fine for a 7 year old, as long as there are no signs or symptoms of other things: squinting, headaches,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma, glaucoma, field of vision
glaucoma, field of vision: Dear Gina, I appreciate your query. Glaucoma patients are treated on a case to case basis. The first line of treatment is eye drops- which anti glaucoma eye drops, and since many are available in the market, it is left to the preference of the treating...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, closing eyes, amit sharma
closing eyes, amit sharma, eye examination: Dear Jairo, The flash or white spot seen when closing eyes is not abnormal, just ignore these. Sometimes flashes of light in vision indicates retinal disorder, but your case seems to be different and normal. I suggest that you have a routine eye examination...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: High Myopia, eye exercises, skilled surgeon
eye exercises, skilled surgeon, surgery effects: Outside of LASIK or an intraocular contact lens, there is really nothing else likely to improve your vision significantly. Ortho-keratology may work to get rid of a few diopters, but the likelihood of it correcting 9 diopters is probably zero. Eye exercises...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Laser surgery for glocoma, tear ducts, dry eye
tear ducts, dry eye, laser surgery: Dear Pat: Laser surgery for glaucoma (called laser trebeculotomy or trebeculectomy) should NOT cause any interruption of the tear flow through the tear ducts. Dry eye and its mechanism are different entities and one can have dry eye with or without glaucoma....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lazy eye my, lazy eye, squint
lazy eye, squint, squint correction surgery: Dear Barbara, You have not clearly mentioned about eye problems your son has, But what I have understood is that your son has lazy eye since childhood and has underwent two squint correction surgeries. Dear Barbara squint correction surgery can be redone...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lens variation with color blindness, color deficiencies, color discrimination
color deficiencies, color discrimination, color blindness: Jim, You re right, putting a red lens in front of one eye is a fairly normal way to help enhance color discrimination for people with color deficiencies. There are many lenses you can get to help with this, the most common one is called X-Chrome. The...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Longsightedness getting worse., tiny fonts, farsighted vision
tiny fonts, farsighted vision, heterophoria: DEAR PATRICIA. No . you should not just buy over-the-counter reading glasses but should be prescribed the proper power for your eyes. It is NOT one size fits all!. Furthermore, it is obvious to me the nearpoint stress of excessive close work, i.e. computer...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Loss of Binocular Depth Perception, depth perception, dr berger
depth perception, dr berger, sensory perception: Dear Bob: Depth Perception or stereopsis is a function of binocularity, that is the teaming ability of the eyes to work together, in unison, rather than independently. When this goes awry, the depth perception is not appreciated. It is merely a sensory...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: loss of depth perception, hand eye coordination, peripheral vision loss
hand eye coordination, peripheral vision loss, visual field test: Barbara: Just keep using he tape , canes, walking sticks, or any other devise that will make his life easier and more manageable. The problem with dementia and general cognitive impairment is that the perceptions are skewed and altered and the hand-eye coordination...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New glasses prescription doesn't feel, Tint for reading
Tint for reading : Morgana, That is what I would try. I would ask the doctor to see the various tint samples and suing the orange, yellow, pink, and similar, try to determine which makes it easier to read. Then get that color in a #1 1/2, and have an anti-reflective coating...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pain when Blinking, lacrimal drainage system, mitch axelrod
lacrimal drainage system, mitch axelrod, horrible pain: hi Erin, Certainly it needs to be seen and examined, but if it s in the corner, it may be the lacrimal drainage system, or it could be a muscle aching, but not likely to actually be the bone. Maybe there is a stye starting, but because it is new and tender...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: peeling eye, eye tissues, soft eye
eye tissues, soft eye, something in my eye: Hi Tiffany, I don t think I have enough information to make an actual diagnosis, nor is this site meant to provide actual diagnoses. However, I can offer a few possibilities. If the eye is not sore, the white part is not red at all and the vision is normal,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pink Eye with swollen cornea, swollen cornea, bacterial conjunctivitis
swollen cornea, bacterial conjunctivitis, optometric physician: Dear Alexandra. Actually The white part of the eye is the sclera, not the cornea as you alluded. The cellophane thin covering over the sclera is the conjuctiva and and any infection or inflammation of this tissue is called conjunctivitis. In bacterial conjunctivitis...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Positive cover-uncover test, pupil of the eye, amblyopic
pupil of the eye, amblyopic, back answer: TIM: If what you described in your follow-up is accurate, then you indeed still have strabismus. You may wish to get a second opinion, but if more eye muscle surgery is not something you would want to undergo, then leave it be. Your choice. thanks. Dr....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: QUESTION, mitch axelrod, prescription glasses
mitch axelrod, prescription glasses, future vision: Hi Linda, it doesn t make your eye weaker, stronger, better nor worse. Using the right or wrong glasses doesn t change what happens to your eyes or your prescription. Glasses change your focus, but don t affect the health or future vision. True, wrong glasses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: QUESTION, dear linda, shroff
dear linda, shroff, eye exam: Dear Linda, Thank you for your email. The question is not about stronger or lesser powers, what is important is to use the power which makes you read the vision chart at 20/20. If the change in power helps do that, then yes, one needs to use the best...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: QUESTION, driving at night, eye exam
driving at night, eye exam, forties: Hi Linda, Usually people around forty do not get more nearsighted - unless there is strain at the nearpoint. At your age we are not so concerned about making the eye weaker, but with the idea that if your eyes got worse it may be because your near focusing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: QUESTION, dear linda, time of life
dear linda, time of life, eye exam: Dear Linda: Wearing a slightly stronger prescription presumably to make you vision clearer and sharper does NOT make the eyes weaker. This is simply not true. Increasing the power for myopia at your age, may indeed make it more difficult to focus clearly...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: QUESTION, presbyopia
presbyopia: Linda, I agree with you in part. At 41 you will soon begin to notice a little difficulty seeing the very small print at a near reading distance while wearing your glasses or contacts. This is a natural progression of the eye as it looses its ability to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: QUESTION, eye exam, generalities
eye exam, generalities, blur: Linda, In generalities move the Rx a quarter (or even 0.50) step will not hurt the eye, or make it weaker. What the doctor is suggesting is that with an extra quarter step of power, that you picked out during the exam, you could see the 20/20 characters...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Random Afterimage and Shakey Vision, ophthalmic migraine, random occurrences
ophthalmic migraine, random occurrences, dizziness and headaches: Hi Ross; So...I am wondering if the dizziness and headache tend to occur simultaneously with the eyes shaking and the afterimage. Also, does the afterimage seem to beat, like a heartbeat. If so, there is some chance what you have going on is an ophthalmic...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: reading Rx for medium myope, reading glasses, dime store
reading glasses, dime store, distance vision: The reading Rx is the algebraic difference of the reading add and your distance Rx. So if your reading add ( amount of presbyopia ) is +1.00 and your distance Rx is -5.50, what you need to read is -4.50. You cannot get -4.50 in dime store readers, they would...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red eyes, irritation and discharge., potent antibiotic, body sensation
potent antibiotic, body sensation, allergic rhinitis: It sounds like you have an inflammatory ocular surface disease. It may have started out with infection, which is why the moxifloxacin worked, but the remaining discomfort: redness, itching, FB sensation, swollen caruncles, and mild discharge all scream allergy...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Redness, irritation and discharge from eyes., bacterial conjunctivitis, laundry detergent
bacterial conjunctivitis, laundry detergent, zaditor: Well, I am sorry you are having so much trouble getting this resolved. You did not give me your age, but I assume you are an adult. It is not very common for an adult to get bacterial conjunctivitis so the antibiotics may not have been all that much help....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: refraction after dilation, Subjective vs Objective Refraction
Subjective vs Objective Refraction : Adnan, Very good question and a topic we discuss often lately around the office. The reason for a dilated exam is, in part, to remove any accommodation of power by your crystalline lens. The lens sits behind the pupil and changes shape based on what you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Replacing a piggy back lens after cataract surgery, cataract surgery, eye surgeon
cataract surgery, eye surgeon, care business: Dear Bob Quite frankly in my nearly four decades in the eye care business I never heard of a lens being put in inside out . To undergo more surgery to correct a problem that the doctor created to me is not acceptable. Id find another eye surgeon! good...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Right eye pain, blood pressure medication, nerve supply
blood pressure medication, nerve supply, eye pain: Dear Susan, If an ophthalmologist has already examined you and found that the origin of this pain is not from the eye, you need a good physician to come to a conclusion. Commonest causes we see in our practice (for symptoms that you describe) is severe...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sunglasses, Sunglasses
Sunglasses : Nitin, By all means. Wearing a good polarized sun-glass with an anti-reflective coating on the back surface would reduce fatigue and eyestrain and make the time you spent on the road much more enjoyable. Sunglasses will not induce any of the negative...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Toddler Eye Welts, pediatric ophthalmologist, watery eyes
pediatric ophthalmologist, watery eyes, welts: Erinn, I would agree, this doesn t sound like a sty at all. It sounds like it may be virus, but hard to tell without a physical exam. Your pediatrician has the best intentions, but their experience with specific conditions with the eyes is very limited....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Toric Contact lenses, Protien build-up, daily disposable contact lenses
Protien build-up, daily disposable contact lenses: Elaine, Given what you have outlined I would agree that a daily disposable is going to give you the best vision and comfort, both in the short term and over time. For the reason you mentioned, the fact that having them in only one day does not give you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Type B ultrasound on eye, ultrasound imaging, cataract surgery
ultrasound imaging, cataract surgery, accurate diagnosis: Dear Skip, The B Scan is an ultrasound imaging and the amount of pressure used by the examiner is subjective. More important is the images got should be clear and done with expertise to make an accurate diagnosis. The amount of pressure may not affect...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ultrasound process for eye, warm compresses, dr berger
warm compresses, dr berger, cataract surgery: Dear Skip: So long that your cornea was not abraded during the procedure, you should be fine. Sensitivity post procedure is quite normal. If you re still uncomfortable a couple of days later take some Tylenol and bathe the eye with warm compresses. If...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: wavy silver lines, retinal specialist, silver lines
retinal specialist, silver lines, wavy lines: Dear Lise, From the symptoms, you surely need a retinal eye examination, best done from a retinal specialist. It is nothing alarming, but best to rule out if it is something to do with the macula or vitreous. Although your optometrist did examine you by...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: web, brick and mortar, sports glasses
brick and mortar, sports glasses, optical labs: Bart, I am not aware of any optical labs online that consumers can use to get sports glasses, although I m not sure why. I believe you ll just have to check in with a local brick and mortar optical shop. This is not a bad thing, you ll get better service,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ache beside two eyes while reading, ocular alignment, power glass
ocular alignment, power glass, defocus: I am sorry to hear that your son is having difficulty/pain while reading. There are many things that can cause discomfort/pain while performing near-work tasks, such as reading. A common problem comes from defocus, or blur. This is why many doctors will...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ache beside two eyes while reading, eye muscle imbalance, rabindranath tagore
eye muscle imbalance, rabindranath tagore, ophthalmology dept: Dear Milon, Ur child s spectacle power has increased... we need to check a lot of things... mainly eye muscle imbalance, whether the power given to him is over or under corrected etc.... these things can only be commented on once the child is assessed......

Ophthalmology & Optometry: amblyopia, visual acuity, old glasses
visual acuity, old glasses, autorefractor: Hi again, Without dilating to cycloplege the eye the prescription could be too strong. I am not saying it is too strong but I am saying that the drops are used in part to help prevent a too strong prescription and are not only used to dilate the pupil to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: band keratopathy/corneal scrape, band keratopathy, insurance carriers
band keratopathy, insurance carriers, professional fees: Anna. I have absolutely no idea what the professional fees are in your part of the country. You may want to call a few insurance carriers to see what they pay for this procedure and call a few specialists in your City to see what they charge to get a better...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataract Lens Choices, intraocular lens implant, cataract surgery
intraocular lens implant, cataract surgery, singing the praises: Dear Connie: Depending on the intraocular lens implant surgeon, will make the total difference as to who s using what. By that I mean, the training of each doctor is different and dictates which type of IOL is utilized. Also region, cost, and clinical...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataract surgery or using NAC drops, cataract, eye drops
cataract, eye drops: Dear Ing, Cataract once diagnosed can only be completely treated via surgery- phacoemulsifiaction- which is removal of the cataract affected lens of the eye and replacing it with an artificial lens (IOL). Such drops, including some homeopathy drops etc claim...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Computer eye-strain bloodshot pattern, computer eye strain, prescription eyeglasses
computer eye strain, prescription eyeglasses, distinct pattern: David: The old rule of thumb applies for the computer use: THE RULE OF TWENTY. That is for every 20 minutes you stare at the computer, take a 20 second break by looking at an object at least 20 feet away. Also make sure your screen has an anti glare cover...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: daughter's prescription, dr berger, optomap
dr berger, optomap, diopter: Dear Melanie: It is certainly not unusual for a 9 year oldhow this much change in a year. In fact , depending on heredity, it is not unusual to show prescription changes yearly until 16 or 18 years of age and if in college, even more changes are often onberved....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Extent of vision correction for keratoconus, keratoconus, C3R
keratoconus, C3R, crosslinking: Dear Prithvi, Firstly, if the diagnosis is keratoconus, the next thing is to know what stage and if C3R or crosslinking is possible. Our protocols are- if eligible for C3R it should be done for all cases not waiting for progression of keratoconus to occur....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my left eye feels terrbile, posterior vitreous detachment, vitreous gel
posterior vitreous detachment, vitreous gel, visual axis: Dear Greg: I m surprised you waited 24 days until you seek an opinion as to whats going on? Your symptoms described something as benign as a PVD or Posterior Vitreous Detachment which is the separation and liquification of the vitreous gel causing floaters...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: left eye is terrible, mitch axelrod, pingueculum
mitch axelrod, pingueculum, vision floaters: Hello Greg, If the pingueculum is large it may be changing your astigmatism and making what you call double vision; the pingueculae usually cause irritation and dryness but not double vision or floaters. The floaters also aren t usually part of the double...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: First time glasses wearer, Astigmatism
Astigmatism: Marie, The prescription you have is for the correction of a slight astigmatism. This simply means on balance you have trouble seeing clearly at a distance because the light is falling into focus in front of your retina. It is a very common diagnosis and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Help what should I do, snow blindness, medical diagnosis
snow blindness, medical diagnosis, reading glasses: hi Debbie, Keratoconnus is diagnosed by evaluating the topography of your cornea, it can be done with old or new fancy instruments but it has to be done. your symptoms can be from new glasses or wrong glasses and may be because of a new stronger prescription...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: horners syndrome, s ghosh, month old baby
s ghosh, month old baby, brain tumor: Dear Carol Ann, Please rule out all kinds of possible sources of any health issues... there is absolutely no harm in getting investigated and hearing that the reports are normal... so go ahead... the only issue could be sedating or anesthetizing the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: inflammation, allergy eyedrops, allergic conjunctivitis
allergy eyedrops, allergic conjunctivitis, s ghosh: Dear Brandi, from the history i can make out that you may be suffering from chronic allergic conjunctivitis... which is getting precipitated by ur sinusitis... low-dose steroid amy improve the redness but you need to use some anti-allergy eyedrops to relief...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Intraocular lens implant and vision, cataract surgery, treatment
cataract surgery, treatment, post surgery: Dear Ronald, Yes, this is about expectations. We forget that we are dealing with a human body, who s healing is not predictable. The newer lenses post cataract are designed to help lifestyle by reducing and in some cases eliminating the need or dependence...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: keratoconus - I dont think I have it I think I was misdiagnosed, snow blindness, reading glasses
snow blindness, reading glasses, romantic restaurant: I am sorry, but I don t have nearly enough information to know whether you were misdiagnosed. Keratoconus is diagnosed not so much on the symptoms but on findings gathered during the eye exam. It is unlikely that the doctor would have said you have keratoconus...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: keratoconus - I dont think I have it I think I was misdiagnosed, reduced visual acuity, snow blindness
reduced visual acuity, snow blindness, slitlamp: Dear Debbie: I wouldnt wait 11 months to get your eyes rechecked. Do it now. If you do have keratoconus you wouldnt want to wait almost a year to begin treatment. I certainly cannot diagnose keratoconus on the internet. A slitlamp biomicroscope, keratometer,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: keratoconus - I dont think I have it I think I was misdiagnosed, snow blindness, reading glasses
snow blindness, reading glasses, romantic restaurant: Debbie, The symptoms that you are describing don t match what we would typically expect someone with keratoconus to experience. This does not mean that you do NOT have keratoconus, but I would expect that there may be something else going on (perhaps in...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: keratoconus - I dont think I have it I think I was misdiagnosed, snow blindness, corneal topography
snow blindness, corneal topography, dear debbie: Dear Debbie, Whether a person has Keratoconus or not has to be diagnosed clinically or by doing a corneal topography..... if you have high cylindrical glass power and you have a h/o recurrent change in glasses then you may have keratoconus... which from...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: keratoconus - I dont think I have it I think I was misdiagnosed, Keratoconus, Duette
Keratoconus, Duette: Debbie, A diagnosis of Keratoconus is not easily confused with another condition. Keratoconus it a thinning of cornea and is easily seen as a vaulted surface on the cornea. In many of the cases that I see, the cornea are so vaulted that by just looking...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: keratoconus - I dont think I have it I think I was misdiagnosed, snow blindness, dear debbie
snow blindness, dear debbie, reading glasses: Dear Debbie, Get your eyes re-examined by a Good Ophthalmologist or Optometrist to rule-out keratoconus. There is no hurry, you can wait till your insurance cover is due. There seem to be very bleak possibility of you having keratoconus, but don t ignore...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Malignant Myopia vs. Retinitis Pigmentosa, open angle glaucoma, angle closure glaucoma
open angle glaucoma, angle closure glaucoma, rebecca rebecca: Rebecca: Good luck with your novel. FYI: R.P. is a very slowly progressive disease and your right; it is an autosomal recessive gene that carries the trait. Steve Wynn, the famous Casino mogul is known to have this disease for at least the past 25 years,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Military Disqualification, officer candidate school, naval aviators
officer candidate school, naval aviators, retinal detachment: Dear Mike: Although I have no previous military experience I do know that each of the Branches of the military has their own Regs. I ve had patients with 20/30 vision who were either grounded or not qualified to fly aircraft. Additionally , with the vigorous...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: obscured area in field of view, tension glaucoma, fuchs dystrophy
tension glaucoma, fuchs dystrophy, cataract surgery: Dear Charles, Yes it is a possibility that the retinal signs were not evident on examination before the cataract surgery due to presence of the cataract itself. It is unlikely to have started during or after cataract surgery. This is most commonly age...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Oily eye, warm compresses, baby shampoo
warm compresses, baby shampoo, theratears: There are many conditions that can cause the eyelids, eyes and tear film to be dysfunctional and oily. I would start with warm compresses twice daily to help the flow of the oils. I would follow this with a lid massage / lid scrubs (baby shampoo on a wash...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: prescription change, s ghosh, optomap
s ghosh, optomap, differance: Dear Melanie, Change in glass prescription is a very common phenomena for children who are in the growing age... the glass prescription could even change in 6months too.... please may i know whether your daughter was examined by a doctor or an optometrist?.......

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Strange eye watering problem, emotional quotient, anxiety medication
emotional quotient, anxiety medication, paul dear: Dear Paul, Tearing or watering is normal and like you mentioned that if there is no underlying eye issue like dry eyes etc. the tearing is definitely related to the emotional quotient, which only you can control. If there was an eye related issue, the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sudden vision loss and eye pain, corneal inflammation
corneal inflammation: Dear Joanne, This sounds like inflammation of the cornea. This needs to be seen by a corneal specialist if a good eye specialist is not available. It cannot be dealt with online, as treatment line depends on examination findings. Do not ignore, and schedule...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision Problem, low potassium levels, vision problem
low potassium levels, vision problem, macula: Hi Eileen, It would have been best if, during the days your vision seemed perfect to you, an eye doctor could have examined your eyes, documented just how much better your vision actually was, and checked the macula with what is called an OCT instrument...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision question, minor headaches, eye image
minor headaches, eye image, dominant eye: It is possible, and if this is the case I would highly recommend getting an exam soon, starting with an eye doctor and possibly including a neurological consult. Make sure you tell your doctor about these recent feelings like heach aches, and feeling of being...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: weird vision, vitreous floater, weird vision
vitreous floater, weird vision, lit room: Tammy, There are a few things that can cause this blind/blurred spot in your vision. Sometimes it s something benign like a vitreous floater, sometimes it s more serious, like a problem with the retina. It is impossible to tell without a physical exam....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: White part of my eye is dark, mitch axelrod, melanosis
mitch axelrod, melanosis, childhood days: Hi Franklim, with darkly pigmented skin it is common to have pigment on the white of our eyes increase and change with age, so you are probably fine especially since you ve been that way since young. You can search conjunctival melanosis to see it at all...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: White part of my eye is dark, alignment problems, doctor franklin
alignment problems, doctor franklin, muscle imbalances: Franklin, Thanks for your question. The white part of your eye is called the sclera. Lying over top of this is a thing, clear layer called the conjunctiva. If the white part is appearing dark, it could be either from the sclera becoming discolored or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: White part of my eye is dark, melanin pigment, oculi
melanin pigment, oculi, childhood days: Hello Franklin: What you are describing is quite common and is normal. Africans often times deposit extra melanin pigment onto the sclera giving a darker appearance instead of pure white. this is called melanosis oculi and Ive seen it in infants of African...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: White part of my eyes is dark, blink reflex, darkish colour
blink reflex, darkish colour, doctor dear: Dear Franklin, Regarding the darkish colour on the white part of the eye, this may be normal for you as an individual. It is spots of pigment which change colour that are worrisome and need to be examined. Regarding your second query on double vision -...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Yellow edging to image, quality binoculars, chromatic aberration
quality binoculars, chromatic aberration, reflection coating: Dear Rod, Chromatic aberration sometimes causes yellow edging of images seen through a binocular, however good quality of aspheric lenses with anti-reflection coating minimizes these aberrations. As mentioned, that you have a very high quality binocularS...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: acuvue 2 color pagues contact lenses, acuvue 2 color, lens acuvue 2
acuvue 2 color, lens acuvue 2, base curve: Mike, 1800contacts carries them. http://www.1800contacts.com/lens/acuvue-2-colours.htm When you select the color menu, the opaques start with O. For example, O-Blue is opaque blue. E-Blue means enhancer which is more of a subtle blue....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: allergic conjuctivitis, swollen eyelids, upper respiratory infection
swollen eyelids, upper respiratory infection, wheez: Dear Yassar, Although I have not experienced anyone in practice complaining of these symptoms, the drug information on Relestat does make mention of the following: Respiratory adverse effects: Upper respiratory infection (10%); increased cough (1% to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: astigmatism, contact lenses for astigmatism, mitch axelrod
contact lenses for astigmatism, mitch axelrod, soft contact lenses: HiKouh, There are several choices,at least, for soft lenses with astigmatism in your range. The choices available to you depend on your doctor and the brands of lenses he deals with. Typically the vision won t be as crisp as well designed hard lenses, and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: axis, cylinder change, axis change
cylinder change, axis change, visual acuity: Michelle, That s a close one to call. If you had a diopter or more of cylinder I would say yes. being that it is only .25 the tolerance for making the lens is almost as much as the difference in the new prescription. The best way to find out is to call...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blurry eyes, vision check, blurry eyes
vision check, blurry eyes, time vision: Lauren, Not sure what the question is, but I ll comment on the situation. 1. it s not unusual to start having vision problems in your late teens 2. it s not unusual to have more problems with vision at night than during the day--this is normally related...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Central Serous Retinopathy, central serous retinopathy, laser photocoagulation
central serous retinopathy, laser photocoagulation, retinal specialist: Mary: Most cases of CSR require no treatment and resolve in 6-8 weeks. Focal laser photocoagulation helps those who do not resolve within that time frame, suffer severe vision loss, and havbe longstanding vision loss for over 4-6 months. Your husband certainly...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Color Vision Testing, color vision test, ishihara plates
color vision test, ishihara plates, vision providers: David, I have no way of finding/tracking which provider has those tests. They are fairly outdated, but some specialists may have them. I would look into pediatric and low-vision providers, specifically, but other than opening the phone book and calling,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lens Base Curve Fitting, contact lens clinic, contact lens trial
contact lens clinic, contact lens trial, curve radius: I cannot teach you how to fit a contact lens in one paragraph. It took me two years in contact lens clinic and class room work to feel comfortable and competent wit contact lenses. Having said that, a good starting point with regard to rigid gas permeable...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Corneal scarring, pseudomonas bacteria, lens specialist
pseudomonas bacteria, lens specialist, light reflection: If the cornea is irregular then it is difficult to focus a clear image through it. The only real ways to address this is to get a new surface to look through. You can accomplish this two ways -- 1). surgery like a corneal transplant or a laser resurfacing....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract surgery, corrective eyeglasses, cataract surgery
corrective eyeglasses, cataract surgery, lens exchange: Dear John: If it were were me, I wouldnt go back to that doctor. The power selection of the implant is simple. Unfortunately the options are are you describe: corrective eyeglasses or contact lenses (which can be annoying and troublesome) and Lasik. But why...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lens prescriptions, monthly contact lenses, lens prescriptions
monthly contact lenses, lens prescriptions, acceptable result: You re right: the wearing schedule should NOT affect the Rx but your doctor is correct in that certain manufacturers make contact lenses in Rxs that others do not. Often times they are close in power but not exactly the same and the human eye often may not...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: corneal abrasion, post lasik blurry vision
post lasik blurry vision: Dear Melodie, Don t worry if the doctors are seeing you regularly. Yes, since this is a superficial layer of the eye, and because you see the healing in the line of vision, the vision in epithelial separation takes a longer time to heal. Most important...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Diabetes & new eyewear, visual disruption, eyesight problems
visual disruption, eyesight problems, sphere 2: Marie, Sometime the conditions that cause the poor up close vision are not correctable with lenses, that is to say that whatever the cause is, it is not correctable through refraction and no matter what power you put in front of it, it will not resolve...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Difference between eyeglass and contact lense prescription, loss of vision, eye exam
loss of vision, eye exam, contact lense: It is ABSOLUTELY NOT safe for him to wear her partner s prescription contact lenses. Not only is that unsanitary and is opening your son up for possible infection, but an ill-fitted contact lens can cause major problems in the eye, like infection, abrasion,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dry eye, no improvement, contact lens solution, laser eye surgery
contact lens solution, laser eye surgery, monthly contact lenses: Jodie, It sounds like you ve tried a bunch of good ideas. First, though, you are not too young to have dry eyes or need drops (clearly, since they re dry and irritated!). Let me run through the normal progression for the treatment of dry eye. 1....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Duane's Syndrome, lateral rectus muscle, sixth cranial nerve
lateral rectus muscle, sixth cranial nerve, eye muscle surgery: Any apparent loss of vision from the amblyopia needs to be vigorously treated before age 6-7 for the best visual outcome. Not only eye patching but visual training is also necessary to stimulate the central part of the retina called the macula lutea. If eyeglasses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: differenes in measurements, astigmatism correction, eye doctors
astigmatism correction, eye doctors, exact science: There seems to be an error on the left eye of prescription #1. (+2.50-1.25......? Did it perhaps say 125 in the third position, without the decimal?) If that is the case, that 1.25 is supposed to be 125, then I would say the differences between Dr #1...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: diplopia, cranial nerve palsy, third cranial nerve
cranial nerve palsy, third cranial nerve, sixth cranial nerve: Dear Raul, best way forward before you take the step of flying to India, I would say, is to send us scans of your recent eye check/ physicians check up etc. Based on which as least a plan of treatment can be charted out. Write or send the same to anand@shroffeye.org...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Episcleritis, critical illness insurance, mitch axelrod
critical illness insurance, mitch axelrod, bad attitudes: Hi Lorraine, My short answer is no, but scleritis could. You may want your eye doctor to write a letter on your behalf to the insurance company as the insurance company may have misunderstood things. On the other hand, insurance companies can do unusual...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Extreme Dry Eyes, Punctal Plugs, sinus infection, allergy problems
sinus infection, allergy problems, punctal plugs: Martin, First, a general comment... I would have trouble having a relationship with any doctor who admits they are trying to scare me. The only time I could POSSIBLY see trying to scare a patient is if they re being noncompliant, not listening to advice/directions,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye, oily secretion, boston lens
oily secretion, boston lens, fitting specialist: Maria: You need to contact a gas permeable fitting specialist who will also analyze your tear function, for quality of tears, volume, glandular function, BUT (break up time),fluorescein, rose begal, and lissamine green staining testing, etc. all necessary...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye exercise, eye exercise, nearsightedness
eye exercise, nearsightedness, muscles: aseem, it sounds like you are nearsighted, or myopic. the -1.50 tells us that the image in the eye is out of focus to a certain degree. assuming that it s the usual nearsightedness, unfortunately, there are no proven exercises or tricks to make it go...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye pain, mild hypothyroidism, ingrown eyelashes
mild hypothyroidism, ingrown eyelashes, having some sort: As a matter of fact there are a number of ocular ailments that can cause persistent deep eye pain among which are, endophthalmitis, low grade inflammation, iritis, iridocyclitis, tumor, sinus and or deep dental root problems, and so on. She needs to get a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye question, hand held computers, file cabinet
hand held computers, file cabinet, ten feet: Yes, unfortunately I do believe it could cause problems. If very young eyes spend too much time focusing on close objects, they never get much chance to relax out to distance focus. This can lead to increased near-sightedness in people who are prone to it....