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Ophthalmology & Optometry: Doxycycline vs Minocycline, chronic conjunctivitis, antibiotic resistance
chronic conjunctivitis, antibiotic resistance, opthamologist: Dear Jeff, Both are similar ...it may help to take a second opinion in a center specialized for eye care. I do not understand why you should not be responding unless something is being missed? Also, like I mentioned before, conjunctivitis usually responds...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: drifting eyes, shroff, eye hospital
shroff, eye hospital, bandra: Dear Karine, Unortunately, although you have sent me detialed explanation of your sons condition, I cannot answer the same based only on your description. I would need a detailed eye report of your son describng his medical condition. Please have the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Color, coloured lenses, colour changes
coloured lenses, colour changes, shroff: Dear Christian, To the best of my knowledge no well known and reputed eye center is offering such a service. Personally, in my experience I know of no person who has undergone this either. Such treatments are still experimental, destroy the natural...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Dilation after drops, eye dilation, neurological deficits
eye dilation, neurological deficits, eye exam: If you re having one pupil dilate and go back to normal within minutes or an hour, and you ve not used any drops or touched your eye with something that had the drop on it, then it is unusual but probably not a concern. There is a phenomenon that (usually...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Problem, dominant eye, reading glasses
dominant eye, reading glasses, eye problem: Hi Aj, You must not live in the US where I practice. I am not familiar with 6/6, but I would guess it is similar to 20/20/ If you work on the computer a lot, the eyes may become fatigues leaving focusing issues. Looking at detail near and far may be a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye pain with mild vision change, post nasal drip, steam inhalation
post nasal drip, steam inhalation, mild headaches: Dear Morgan, Your symptoms sound typically those of sinusitis. Try the following for a few days and let me know if it works:- . Steam inhalation at least 2-3 times in a day 2. Anti inflammatory tablets like Advil etc. 3. Anti allergy tablets like...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: equating a contact to eyeglass prescription, jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology
jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology, unaided vision: Dear Shelia, A prescription of -.275 and -3.00 would roughly translate to an unaided vision of about 20/200. However this conversion is not an exact science, just a rough estimate. If you need an accurate assessment of your unaided vision, it might...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye, mitch axelrod, severe headaches
mitch axelrod, severe headaches, vision glasses: During an eye exam, you would be asked several questions to help decide if the use of your eyes was responsible. Also, your vision, glasses prescription if applicable, any differences between your eyes and eye movement tests would be done. Eye dryness and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye dilation, mitch axelrod, eye dilation
mitch axelrod, eye dilation, eye drop: Hi Angie. Absolutely no damage, don t worry. Depending on the eye drop used, it may keep her pupils dilated from several hours to several days. Usually we use a drop that can last for 24 to 36 hours in children, but she may have had the adult eye drop...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye glasses, spectacle substitute
spectacle substitute: Dear Archna, As an eye specialist, I can not ethically suggest that you go in for any spectacle substitute that does not match your requirement/prescription. However, as you cite financial reasons, (and if your age is between 20-40 years), I would suggest...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: One eye larger than the other!, graves disease, fatty tissue
graves disease, fatty tissue, eye doctor: Hi Dina, Without seeing you in person, I can not speak specifically. In many people with thyroid issues, there is an increase in fatty tissue behind the eye. This causes the eye to move forward slightly, giving the appearance of being larger . This is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Left eye: pain behind it. Dropping left eyebrow/lid, drooping eye lid, arachnoid cyst
drooping eye lid, arachnoid cyst, optic neuritis: Dear Wendy, An archnoid cyst in itself is usually not a major cause of concern. Although this is not my area of expertise (I am an eye specialist, not a Neurologist!). However as a general principle, any swelling, tumour, cyst or lesion in the brain resulting...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye tumer, gangaram hospital, jaipur india
gangaram hospital, jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology: Dear Surbhi, Any tumour in/near the retina is a very serious issue. I would strongly suggest immediate consultation and treatment. Possible good centres in Delhi would include: 1. Dr.R.P.Centre, AIIMS, Ansari Nagar. 2. Centre For Sight, Green...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyeglasses, progressive lenses, shroff
progressive lenses, shroff, optician: Dear Nancy, Theoretically, it would seem possible, but only the optician can answer this for sure. This has to be checked with your optometrist who dispensed the glasses, as it is a technical question for the manufacturers. Regards, Dr Anand Shroff...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyeglasses on-line, mitch axelrod, google
mitch axelrod, google, clerical error: Hi again. You might google the terms converting plus cylinder to minus cylinder or consult in the library any textbook on opticianry. Opticians are taught this but don t often need to practice it. I m sorry it doesn t make sense, but it really won t help...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eysight with ageing, long vision, vision lenses
long vision, vision lenses, systemic causes: Dear Reet, As we age, we need to get our eyes checked every 6-8 months as some age related changes may occur even after yourdoctors visit. This may be due to lens related aging, or due to feect of the age on macula causing degeneration or even systemic...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Farsighteness in children,, eye specialist, flash test
eye specialist, flash test, shroff: Dear Cyndi, Im am sorry to learn of the problems you are facing for your grandson. Unfortunately, little can be done unless an eye specialist takes time to examine the child. An HAF (Homide Flash) test gives better accurate results for numbers in children....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Floaters, Floaters, muscae volitantes
Floaters, muscae volitantes: Dear Dr.Sudarshan, Black spots, also called floaters or muscae volitantes are a result of degenerative changes in the vitreous gel. Agreed, they are very irritating !! However do keep in mind that in a large majority of cases, they are inconsequential...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: calcium deposits, optic nerve, left eye
Ophthalmology & Optometry: calcium deposits, optic nerve, left eye, swollen optic nerve

Ophthalmology & Optometry: child nearsightedness, fighter pilot, axelrod
Ophthalmology & Optometry: child nearsightedness, fighter pilot, axelrod, personal experience

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cloudy vision in one eye, corneal edema, corneal dystrophy
Ophthalmology & Optometry: cloudy vision in one eye, corneal edema, corneal dystrophy, eye doctor

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Disciform/Herpetic Stromal Keratitis, pred forte, corneal specialist
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Disciform/Herpetic Stromal Keratitis, pred forte, corneal specialist, opthalmologist

Ophthalmology & Optometry: drifting eyes, depth perception, maximum chance
Ophthalmology & Optometry: drifting eyes, depth perception, maximum chance, shroff

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Patching for left lazy eye, strabismis and long sightedness, bates method, william bates
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Patching for left lazy eye, strabismis and long sightedness, bates method, william bates, eye exercises

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red veins in eyes, seoul korea, hyun kim
Ophthalmology & Optometry: red veins in eyes, seoul korea, hyun kim, 13 years

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Small bubble on the whit of my eye, ptergium, eye doctor
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Small bubble on the whit of my eye, ptergium, eye doctor, apparent reason

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Wearing new glasses, optician, apologies
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Wearing new glasses, optician, apologies, glasses

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Weird thing with my eyes., coal miners, coal miner
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Weird thing with my eyes., coal miners, coal miner, nystagmus

Ophthalmology & Optometry: fogginess in my left eye, long hope, eye examination
long hope, eye examination, eye conditions: Dear Shaun, At your age, it may be something as simple as a need for change in glasses prescription or the strat of an early cataract? Only a fully dilated eye examination will determine the exact cause. Please visit an eye clinic. Some eye conditions...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glaucoma and Head Trauma, glaucoma, angle recession glaucoma
glaucoma, angle recession glaucoma, IOP: Dear Ridhi, I appreciate your concerns about glaucoma. Glaucoma, caused by injury is actually a relatively very rare entity. Also a majority of such glaucomas are caused by direct injury to the eye. Glaucoma developing some time after such injuries is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glaucoma and head trauma, optic nerves, head trauma
optic nerves, head trauma, ocular pressure: Dear Ridhi, Glaucoma is a condition which can be diagnosed not by symptoms of headaches but checking the eye pressure, optic nerves etc, and if in doubt, repeating the tests to see if it was normal on the first visit. You will need to follow up with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Herpes Keratitis treatment, pred forte, viral diseases
pred forte, viral diseases, opthamologist: Dear Bobby, This would depend on the findings of the eye. If the epithelium is intact then some do use it. Please discuss this with your doctor who has examined your eyes. Hope this helps, Regards, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH), FICS www.lasikindia.in...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lasik and corneal erosion, recurrent corneal erosion, muro 128
recurrent corneal erosion, muro 128, erosions: Dear Tim, Yes, it sometimes is the surgeons choice with what they are comfortable. I in fact would be happy with EpiLASIK which would even take care of the erosions. Please read more about EpiLASIK, ask your doctor regarding the same, some information...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lazy eye ''eye lid'', hi adam, eye lid
hi adam, eye lid, eye eye: Hi Adam, There are oculo-plastic surgeons who specialize in lid reconstruction. It is much more common than you may think. Talk to your current eye doctor. They should have the names of several ophthalmologists who should be able to give you a consult....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: loss of peripheral vision?, loss of peripheral vision, visual field test
loss of peripheral vision, visual field test, retinal lesions: Hello. Loss of peripheral vision can be caused by a defect in the retina itself or a neurological defect in the pathway of the data from the retina to the back of the brain. I ll assume they dilated your pupils, put a hat-like (coal miner s) bright light...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I'm not sure if I need glasses or not..., mitch axelrod, two eyes
mitch axelrod, two eyes, eye doctor: Hi Jade, It sounds like you could use glasses to synchronize your two eyes so that they each have the same vision and focusing demands. Not getting glasses won t cause medical damage but may bother you as you ve described. Your age can matter as far as how...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: measuring prescription without an optometrist, mitch axelrod, lens rx
mitch axelrod, lens rx, lens prescriptions: Hi Charissa. No, there is no way without the trial lenses we use to see what you d need for contacts (or glasses for that matter). You could always guess at a higher prescription, but it would likely not be accurate or balance with the other eye. The combinations...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: night glare, night glare, eye pathology
night glare, eye pathology, reflective coating: Hi Sam, First step is to get a thorough eye exam to see if you need any type of correction and rule out any eye pathology. The lenses you mentioned do help some with glare, but not all. The light tint along with an anti-reflective coating is you best bet...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: nystagmus normal?, mitch axelrod, pediatric ophthalmologist
mitch axelrod, pediatric ophthalmologist, absolute answer: Hi Jeanna. While it may be of no concern, I would have your daughter examined by a pediatric ophthalmologist. If the opinion you received was from a pediatric ophthalmologist, then return to the doctor if it doesn t stop or if you notice the nystagmus more...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: nystagmus not a problem?, infantile seizures, eposide
infantile seizures, eposide, child specialist: Dear Jeanna, From your description of your pregnancy and your daughters fixing and focussing, I do not see any major area of concern. i would recommend a wait and watch approach. Most probably this instability of the eye will settle down with time. If...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Patching for left lazy eye, strabismis and long sightedness, pediatric ophthalmologist, visual acuity
pediatric ophthalmologist, visual acuity, orthoptic exercises: Dear Mei, The only drug treatment I can think of is when some doctors put eye drops in the good eye which makes the vision of this eye hazy, so the child is forced to see with the weaker eye, works kind of like patching but not very effective as the eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Progressive lens problem, cataract surgery, vision need
cataract surgery, vision need, progressive lenses: Hello, Progressive lenses do not have a line . The lens zones are blended without a line to change the various focal ranges. Varilux is one of the better progressive lenses. If you desire a line, there are several different sizes available. The FT-35...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Progressive lenses, mitch axelrod, licensed optician
mitch axelrod, licensed optician, cataract surgery: Hello. The bifocal, as you know, has two discreet lenses, a top one for distance and the lower one for near, lacking a middle or intermediate lens power. A trifocal has two lines with a middle lens segment focused for intermediate distance. The Progressive...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: persistent undereye irritation w/ speckling, brown specks, burning sensation
brown specks, burning sensation, skin specialist: Dear David, From the sound of this you need to visit a good skin specialist. The condition being close to the eye is fine, but very unlikely to do with any internal eye condition. Even a good eye specialist can guide you after an examination. You...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pink watery eye unilateral right eye, corneal abrasion, rag weed
corneal abrasion, rag weed, atmospheric pollutants: Dear Amanda, Most allergic conditions (if that is what we are looking at) rarely have serious repercussions. However due to the redness, irritation, watering and associated symptoms, can become very irritating and affect your work performance. Allergic...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my prescription?, no line bifocals, migraine headache
no line bifocals, migraine headache, daily headaches: Hi again, Most patients adapt to no lines quite well. Sure, there are a handful who may not adapt, but most do. Almost every company who makes no lines guarantees their lenses. If you can not get used to them, they usually will give you your money back...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: punctal plugs and eye drops, punctal plugs, eye drops
punctal plugs, eye drops, punctum: Hi Kim, Sorry for the delay in reply. No punctal plugs will not affect the efficacy of medicated eye drops, as one drops is what is enough to coat the eye, anything extra leaks out from your punctum or overflows as tears. You can freely use eye drops...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Question, artificial tears, frequent breaks
artificial tears, frequent breaks, eye exam: Hi Christina, A computer will drain you eyes, making them dry and tired. Taking frequent breaks and using artificial tears to lubricate the eyes are a good idea. I would also recommend getting a complete eye exam. You never know if a small amount of prescription...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Question, cathode ray tube, electromagnetic radiation
cathode ray tube, electromagnetic radiation, ionizing radiation: Hello Christina. I could tell you were Australian from your accent! In the old days of CRT (cathode ray tube) displays, like old TV s, there were some risks due to electromagnetic radiation and even I think there were concerns about ionizing radiation. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: RE: Seeing red spots, diameter circle, inch diameter
diameter circle, inch diameter, opthamologist: Hi David, Floaters was what I first thought of when you started describing your son s issue. I would however, strongly recommend getting him checked. Although it is most likely nothing serious, better to know now than later. Certain focusing issues with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Recurring Eye Infections, lens users, eye infections
lens users, eye infections, examination findings: Dear Crissy, Patients have Rights, so I doubt that they will hide information fromyou. However, you may ask for an eye report and send it to us to guide you better. There are some conditions like recurrent superficial punctate keratitis in lens users...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red Cloudy Eyes, pediatric optometrist, vitamin a deficiency
pediatric optometrist, vitamin a deficiency, allergy tests: Dear Erika, Thanks for the update . I however do not see any query here !!! Anyhow, pataday and claritin are both very good anti-allergics and if they are providing some benefit, there is no harm continuing them. The fact that the pediatrician has started...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Regarding prescription and eye problem., photochromic lenses, lens glasses
photochromic lenses, lens glasses, uv radiation: Hi Tony, Small amounts of astigmatism may come and go in one s glasses prescription. This is quite common, even more so in patients who wear contacts. The first Rx and the one from 4/6 are really very close. The small increase in the right eye is minimal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Request Conversion from -1.5 D to 6/6 or 6/9 or 6/12 & so on, unaided vision, medical requirement
unaided vision, medical requirement, approximate range: Dear Deepak, Thanks for the clarification. A simple myopia of -1.5D would roughly translate to an unaided vision of about 6/12 to 6/18. However this conversion is not an exact science, just a rough estimate. If you need an accurate assessment of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ring, Cornea ring, Wilsons Disease
Cornea ring, Wilsons Disease, Kayser Fleischer Ring: Dear Jamalje, Brown rings around the cornea are not very uncommon and are usually of no consequence. It is a bit unusual to see this in only one eye. Melanoma is a remote possibility that needs to be ruled out. However if the ring is not increasing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Rx getting better, two to tango, eyestrain
two to tango, eyestrain, noticeable difference: You are right on both counts. The .25 difference is a just noticeable difference and the minimum increment we can prescribe. I d like to defend both doctors by saying that we work closely with our patients paying attention to your guidance i.e. which is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Rx vs readers, mitch axelrod, custom glasses
mitch axelrod, custom glasses, shiny surfaces: From a physics standpoint, it doesn t matter. There are some other qualities that may matter. Lenses used by opticians in custom glasses may be less likely to have a defect, they may be thinner or lighter or have a better design to minimize distortions....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red veins in eyes, red veins in eyes, shroff
red veins in eyes, shroff, dry eyes: Dear Mark, Red veins do not have any permanent treatment like lasers etc. One needs to find the reason behind it such as dry eyes, allergies etc and treat the cause. Vasoconstrictors are temporary safe. Hope this helps, Regards, Dr Anand Shroff www.shroffeye.or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red veins in eyes, red veins in eyes, dear mike
red veins in eyes, dear mike, shroff: Dear Mike, Red veins do not have any permanent treatment like lasers etc. One needs to find the reason behind it such as dry eyes, allergies etc and treat the cause. Vasoconstrictors are temporary safe. Hope this helps, Regards, Dr Anand Shroff www.shroffeye.or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: regarding retinal diseases, vitreous jelly, age related macular degeneration
vitreous jelly, age related macular degeneration, retinal diseases: Dear Malcolm, If your eyes are well protected there is very little risk to macula degeneration due to UV, although age related macular degeneration may still happen. So, one cannot create a worried lifestyle anticipating that such a thing might happen...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retinal detachment, Retina Detachment, scleral buckle
Retina Detachment, scleral buckle: Dear Terry, Scleral buckles, placed during retinal detachment surgery, are placed beneath the muscles that are responsible for moving the eye. Due to their size and site of placement, the buckle may adversely affect the movements of the eye. If eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retinopaathy, Diabetic Retinopathy, DR
Diabetic Retinopathy, DR: Dear Marina, To answer your queries: a. There is no SOLUTION to retinopathy, the only solution is regular monitoring and treating as and when retinopathy poses a problem. b. You are correct. most probably laser would have helped your mother. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my right eye, onion skin, dear charlie
onion skin, dear charlie, shroff: Dear Charlie,Based on just your symptoms it is difficult to ascertain what is wrong. Also, in the eye care, there are several lasers used...can you specify which was used on you..LASIK to remove numbers or Argon for a retinal issue. It also helps us...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: right eye redness, paint flowers, allergy tests
paint flowers, allergy tests, dust mites: Dear Isaac, Finding the cause of the allergy requires careful attention to details of what you eat, areas you visit, activities you do, which could possibly trigger the allergy. For eg. the commonest cause is settled dust, fresh paint, flowers, dandruff...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Scleral Neovascularization, oxygen supply, neovascularization
oxygen supply, neovascularization, eye specialist: Dear CV, The eye specialist can help you with some eye drops to shrink the vessels and also will need to do follow up checks to see the progress. Yes, LASIK can be a permanent treatment to your Myopia, however, there are many tests that need to be done...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: SIMPLE MYOPIA, mitch axelrod, distant target
mitch axelrod, distant target, pupil size: Hi again Deepak. Yes, I understood precisely your question, as it was well worded. And the answer, again, is in the range of between 6/24 and 6/30. Again, this is unaided viewing a distant target. I hope you understand, perhaps re-read my first answer...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Small bubble on the whit of my eye, conjunctival cyst, mitch axelrod
conjunctival cyst, mitch axelrod, pinguecula: It s OK. If it s new, bubble-like, it is a conjunctival cyst, but if it is adjacent to the colored part of the eye, raised bump at the 3 or 9 o clock position, it s probably not new and also not a worry, called a pinguecula. They sometimes go away without...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My sister lost vision due to encephalitis, optic nerve damage, research stage
optic nerve damage, research stage, eye specialist: Dear Reshma, I am unaware of the benefits of acupuncture, however in damage of the optic nerve very little chances of seeing well again. It would be best to speak to the eye specialist treating her for the exact prognosis as this would depend on findings...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Tobradex, viral conjunctivitis, tobradex
viral conjunctivitis, tobradex, second guess: There are a few rationals for prescribing a steroid/antibiotic. Some want to cover for a potential secondary bacterial infection in case the already bothered eye was to get one, some want to quiet the bothered eye with the steroid, and some want to prescribe...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: teary right eye, eye specialist, aggressive treatment
eye specialist, aggressive treatment, shroff: Dear Mari, You may need to visit the eye specialist as this could be an allergic or even a chroni infection in the eyes which may need an aggressive treatment to rid it. Any treatment like antiallergic eye drops etc, would only supress the symptoms,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: the use of reading glasses to improve night vision, mitch axelrod, wet pavement
mitch axelrod, wet pavement, reading glasses: Hi Bonnie. You don t state your age, and it does matter. The eye doc is thinking probably that you have eyestrain doing a lot of near work, and that your eyes don t fully relax afterwards for clearest distance vision. So the glasses allow the eyes to work...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision / eye power, laser eye surgery, jaipur india
laser eye surgery, jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology: Dear Sayantan, As per your prescription, you already have a vision of 6/6 in both eyes. This is better ( and ? better fit) than 6/9-6/12 that you mention. However do check in your job/fitness form whether this vision needs to be without glasses. If...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision problems, mitch axelrod, eye doctor
mitch axelrod, eye doctor, eye exam: If you mean that the prescription needed for the right eye to see well suddenly got stronger, and you don t wear contacts, I don t think I would worry, but I would check again in a month. As an eye doctor, I don t really care what a patient s prescription...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Wearing new glasses, mitch axelrod, multifocal
mitch axelrod, multifocal, os 2: Hi Karen. When young, you would probably wear them full time, perhaps off for near work. When old you d take them off for near or you d need a multifocal. You don t say how old you are (I have asked for that info in my profile). So I m sorry not to be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Weird thing with my eyes., eye muscles, eye condition
eye muscles, eye condition, eye muscle: Dear Jeremy, You seem to have a good control on your eye muscles, but this is not an eye condition which has a terminology. However, although its good to have good eye muscle tone and coordination, excess always gives problems, like migraines i your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Wrong eyeglass prescription, mitch axelrod, eyeglass prescription
mitch axelrod, eyeglass prescription, lens material: Hi Jimmy. All three prescriptions are similar in power and honestly in my opinion not that different. You left out the axis on all, and that can make a difference if they are very different. You have changed .25 here and there, and on different days you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: weird occurence, shroff, navin
shroff, navin, occurence: Dear Navin, Your symptoms are described quite unusually. Other than what you see at a rotation fan, do you have visual problems? It would be best to check you vision with a specialist. If in Mumbai, we are happy to extend our services. Regards, Dr...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: wrong base curve?, mitch axelrod, base curve
mitch axelrod, base curve, wearing contact lenses: You don t say if you wear soft or gas permeable, which makes a difference when discussing base curve. Be that as it may, generally once a base curve is chosen and proves to be OK, it doesn t change over time. You well describe symptoms of dry eyes and dirty...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: not sure, rare occassion, eye allergy
rare occassion, eye allergy, exact diagnosis: Dear Lori, Yes, this could be an eye allergy making your eyes water, however, if your vision is not very sharp as well, it could be even the start of a number or a change in the existing one. It would be best to visit the eye clinic and find the exact...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Astigmatism correction glasses, image distortions, new pair of glasses
image distortions, new pair of glasses, myope: Hi Harish, If the eye which is seeing smaller letters has a larger number than your other eye this may happen, can also happen if you are a myope and over corrected. If neither of these, then a retinal check is required. Hope this helps, Regards, ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Why the AXIS change so much in 2 years?, visual acuity, shroff
visual acuity, shroff, eye glasses: Dear Justin, It may not be a mistake. It can happen since also your number has increased y 0.25 D. What is more important is that your visual acuity should be 6/6 or 20/20 with the glasses. Usually, there is an adjustment period of few days when a new...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Why the AXIS change so much?, care delivery system, eye sphere
care delivery system, eye sphere, health care delivery system: Dear Justin, One of the biggest problem with the health care delivery system nowadays is that the medical professionals do not spend enough time talking to a patient ! This results in a lot of dissatisfaction and confusion/unhappiness !!. I say this...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: axis, mitch axelrod, reading signs
mitch axelrod, reading signs, time hope: Hi Jim. Axis refers to the angle of the cylinder, or astigmatism, power. so if the axis is gone, so is the cylinder power which means the you no longer have astigmatism. Perhaps there was a miscommunication during the which is better 1 or 2 part of the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Bausch & Lomb Soflens 66, bausch lomb soflens 66, mitch axelrod
bausch lomb soflens 66, mitch axelrod, base curve: Base curve parameters are fairly meaningless for interbrand and intermodel comparisons. If your current fitter is unable to achieve a similar fit like your previous, just go to a different fitter with your lens trial history in hand so they don t recreate...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blocked tear ducts., jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology
jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology, india www: Dear Myfanwy, Most probably your friend s friend was unlucky. There are very good surgical options available to cure blocked tear ducts like endoscopic surgery (Endo-nasal DCR) and even laser guided DCR. These procedures are much less invasive than the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Bloodshot eyes, cyclosporine eye drops, dry eye syndrome
cyclosporine eye drops, dry eye syndrome, punctum plugs: Dear Sean, These are Dry Eye Tests, which will tell you firstly if you really have dry eyes or you are just feeling dryness . If you have dry eyes this test shows that by a score which categorizes it as ild, moderate and severe dry eye. Yes, the optometrist...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blue ring surrounds brown eye, arcus juvenilis, arcus senilis
arcus juvenilis, arcus senilis, metabolic waste products: Dear Raphael, The blue-grey-whitish ring that forms around the outer part of the cornea is called an arcus senilis . This is part of the normal aging process and nothing serious. Due to normal & wear and tear and due to accumulation of metabolic waste...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blurry contacts and clear glasses, astigmitism, vision issues
astigmitism, vision issues, blurry vision: Hi John. It is not reasonable to fear blindness because you are seeing poorly with a prescription. Especially if you see better with a different/older prescription. Unless the doctor told your your eyes are sick, don t fear blindness. What is reasonable...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Broken Blood Vessel, broken blood vessel, subconjunctival haemorrhage
broken blood vessel, subconjunctival haemorrhage, safer side: Dear Ethan, I am not sure if what you refer to is within the eye (viz retina) then this needs immediate attention. If you are refering to the white of her eye turning red...then this is usually a subconjunctival haemorrhage which will settle. Best...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Broken Blood Vessel in My Eye, broken blood vessel, mitch axelrod
broken blood vessel, mitch axelrod, pus discharge: Hi Barbara, If it is blood red as if painted red then probably no worries. Occasionally a blood vessel leaks,maybe due to dryness or rubbing, and the bleeding looks dramatic but goes away in a week. Since it happened so quick, and you don t mention any...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Brown spot in my vision, vitreous jelly, jaipur india
vitreous jelly, jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology: Dear Keiri, These floating spots that you are seeing are called floaters. floaters generate as a result of degenerative changes in the vitreous jelly that fills the eye. Most of the time they are insignificant. However, if you are wearing contact lenses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Brown spot in my vision, eye specialist, shroff
eye specialist, shroff, eye strain: Dear Keiri, This could be flashes and floaters , please read more about it on www.shroffeye.org This could be something normal, but it is best to check with an eye specialist for a retinal check. Regards, Dr Shroff, Shroff Eye Hsopital ww.shroffeye.org...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Brown stain, brown stain, brown colour
brown stain, brown colour, discolouration: Dear Javier, The brown colour could be just a natural pigmentation in the eye. Sometimes it is best to leave these untouched as some intervention can make other matters arise when there exist none. You can ask your eye doctor for the exact nature of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Brown in White of Eyes, jaipur india, brown streaks
jaipur india, brown streaks, institute of ophthalmology: Dear ?CF, Brownish discoloration of the sclera usually develops as a result of long standing allergies or chronic infections. It also may develop as a result of prolonged sun exposure or due to deposit of blood or blood break down products. Usually...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blood stain in fobia, jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology
jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology, india www: Dear Sanjay, Common causes of bleeding in the fovea (central part of retina) are injury, bleeding disorders, diabetes and sometimes infections. Angiography is a good idea, as this would help to possibly identify the cause as well as site of leakage....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blurred vision after contact lens injury, eye doctors, doublevision
eye doctors, doublevision, macular degeneration: Dear Krista, Well, it does seem like you need an eye doctor to check your eye. It is possible that you have scratched your cornea, because of which you are experiencing the symptoms of redness and more importantly the bluriness and pain. An anti inflammatory...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: broken blood vessel, broken blood vessel, broken blood vessel in the eye
broken blood vessel, broken blood vessel in the eye, cataract surgery: Dear Brenda, This can happen to anyone even if they rub their eyes hard. Tell your mother not to worry, nothing will go wrong with the cataract or has gone wrong because of this. It could be a sub conjunctival haemorrhage which will clear in 10 to 15 days...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: burning eyes, wearing contact lenses, burning sensation
wearing contact lenses, burning sensation, solocare: Dear Christine, It may be the solution also, even if the same was being used without any problems, it still may not suit your new contacts? This will be trial and error, as the contacts itself do not burn unless you are a new user. Also, rule out...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataracts and dry AMD, wet armd, cataract surgery
wet armd, cataract surgery, dry amd: Dear Ruthie, I appreciate your concerns about the development of wet ARMD after cataract surgery. I must however state that I do not completely agree with this chain of thoughts. Let me try to clarify. Progression of dry ARMD to wet ARMD is an unpredictable...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Chemical Eye Injury, scleritis, examination details
scleritis, examination details, keratitis: Dear Bonnie, Your case is very specific and will need me to see a doctors eye report to comment on any treatments. Please send us a recent eye check report with doctors examination details. regards, Dr Anand Shroff www.shroffeye.org shroffaa@yahoo.co...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Child prescription, mitch axelrod, right cylinder
mitch axelrod, right cylinder, hi jill: Hi Jill. Those two prescriptions are almost equal, if they were any closer they would be exactly equal. We prescribe in .25 Diopter steps, so the cylinder is only one step different: insignificant. In fact the prescription is so weak, especially for...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Clear Lens Extraction Surgery, lens extraction, hello doctor
lens extraction, hello doctor, focal lens: Dear Gopi, I would not worry. Firstly, your vision is fine. And your surgeries are very recent. It takes time for the eye to heal internally, during which time, you may feel some on and off discomfort or pain. Just wait for some days, I am sure that...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Clear Lens Extraction - Vision Improvement, multifocal lens, residual power
multifocal lens, residual power, lens extraction: Dear Gopi, Ideally you must wait for at least 4 weeks before taking glasses for far numbers as this may change as the internal healing continues for some time. Let me know your progress. Regards, Dr Shroff Shroff Eye Hospital, Mumbai www.shroffeye.or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Clear Lens Extraction - Vision Improvement, CLE, Clear Lens extraction
CLE, Clear Lens extraction, high myopia: Dear Gopi, Okay- now I understand your query. The minute particles you see moving are usually called floaters They are part of the degenerative process that we usually see in the vitreous jelly inside the eye and this is very common in high myopes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Condition name., mitch axelrod, alternating exotropia
mitch axelrod, alternating exotropia, medical name: Hi Pablo, I think you are describing strabismus (one eye misdirected) of the constant, alternating type. This means one eye is always misdirected and therefore ignored by the brain, but you can freely switch between the two. (If the misdirected eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lenses, jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology
jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology, eye lids: Dear Bethany, Sounds like you have a pink eye Overwearing and sleeping with contacts is a strict No-No ! If you do not have discharge, matting or stickiness of eye lids on waking in the morning- red eye is a remote possibility. I would suggest...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact vision vs eye glass vision, jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology
jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology, mr buchanan: Dear Mr Buchanan, Normally, in a majority of cases, the quality of vision is better with contact lenses as compared to spectacles. Possible problems that your doc is facing are- either you have a high cylindrical prescription (astigmatism) or the currently...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cornea, retina detachment, silicone oil
retina detachment, silicone oil, medical status: Dear Derrick, This depends on the kind of scarring it is as located and type. If you have an eye report of the doctor you visit, it will be helpful. If it has already stayed there for 4 years, it is unlikely to go away on its own, but some may improve...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cornea Ulcer, cornea ulcer, corneal ulcer
cornea ulcer, corneal ulcer, case scenarios: Dear Vinod, No Growth is good ! Also I am happy to note that you are improving. I do wonder how your consultant reached the conclusion that it is a staphylococal infection when the swab test was negative !!! Most probably he only suspects that Staph,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Crying with contact lenses in, eye allergy, unclean hands
eye allergy, unclean hands, shroff: Dear Christina, This reaction would not be caused just by the tears, howvere if you rubbed your eyes, that too with unclean hands (a possibility when we usually cry), then you could have contacted an eye allergy. Avoid using lenses for a few days, however,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: MY CURRENT EYE PROBLEM, horrible pain, eye problem
horrible pain, eye problem, eye infection: Dear Lyssette, I would need an eye examination report to comment on anything specific. Firstly, do not use lenses if they are giving any discomfort as the same may cause permanent damage to the cornea. Yes, you may need to see an eye secialist if not...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract surgery, cataract surgery, toric lens
cataract surgery, toric lens, haptics: Dear Phelicia, Cannot comment specificall whats happended in your case since I do not have a medical report to refer to nor examined you. However, usually a resurgery is required if one of the haptics of the lens is not in place, or in general if the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cloudy vision, cloudy vision, acute episode
cloudy vision, acute episode, shroff: Dear Laura, If you continue to have blurred vision which has been an acute episode, you must see an eye specialist to know the reason. If the cause is in the retina, then the earlier the treatment, the better the prognosis. Hope this helps, Regards,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: concerning floaters, jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology
jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology, eye balls: Dear Smith, I hope you do appreciate that these floaters are as a result of degenerative changes in the jelly (vitreous) filling the eye. Usually, with long periods of inactivity (like sleeping) the floaters tend to settle down with gravity, and sometimes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lenses, glassses, distant vision
glassses, distant vision, dry eyes: Dear Cathy, Unfortunately, this will require you to follow up with your contact lens expert with trials to see what suits you best for your visual needs, there is no theoretcial answer for this. He has probably given you some benefit for near vision...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact vs glasses prescription, mitch axelrod, eye sphere
mitch axelrod, eye sphere, marine boot camp: Hi Ellen, I don t see a quesion here, but I cannot help you convert prescriptions or order contacts. Perhaps your son can see a doctor outside of his camp, or perhaps his previous fitter can help you/him. He could talk to the eye doctor that prescribed...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: corneal ulcer, corneal ulcer, corneal ulcers
corneal ulcer, corneal ulcers, exact diagnosis: Dear Jeffrey, Usually steroids are not prescribed for corneal ulcers unless sterile , which the doctor can tell from your examinations. Steroid eye drops are used for keratitis- SPK etc, if you have an exact diagnosis, you can let us know. Regards,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Daughters Eyes, eye specialist, tear duct
eye specialist, tear duct, shroff: Dear Kristine, Firstly do not panic...this may be a normal movement that she is doing, but I cannot be sure since I have no means of examining your daughter. Of course it is always better to be more careful in children as most conditions are easily rectified...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: DIABETIC TREATMENT, sir gangaram hospital, jaipur india
sir gangaram hospital, jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology: Dear Manoj, If you are talking about treatment for Diabetic retinopathy, I would strongly recommend Centre for Sight, A-23, Green Park, New Delhi (www.centreforsight.net) Regarding general diabetic treatment, I would not be able to guide you. However,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Difference in vision between contacts and glasses, soft contact lenses, dear mary
soft contact lenses, dear mary, shroff: Dear mary, Sure it takes time for people to adapt, but that is when they use the glasses regularly. Lenses cannot sometimes correct the astigmatism, unless using specific ones like Toric. What you actually need to find out from your treating optician...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Different pupil sizes, uneven pupils, eye specialist
uneven pupils, eye specialist, shroff: Dear Susan, Uneven pupils are seen in normal population about 20 % incidences. Ruling out certain reasons like use of some medications, some inherent eye problems etc will determine the cause if any. You may need to see an eye specialist for this. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dilation of eyes, dilation of eyes, shroff
dilation of eyes, shroff, eye specialist: Dear Satish, Like I mentioned earlier, it is not a routine to do this backwards, we first check your numbers and THEN dilate. However, if dilated the effect typically last for a few hours, hence one would check the numbers next day. This is done...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dry red sore eyes, red sore eyes, alcohol beverages
red sore eyes, alcohol beverages, coke bottle: Hi Sarah, I ll assume the contacts haven t changed. If all was well in Houston, and your job was similar, then I d also suspect the climate. So you could move back or start managing the dryness. If you choose to stay in dry Colorado, then do a few things:...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dilated pupils, jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology
jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology, genetic variations: Dear Dean, The size of the pupils may vary due to genetic variations or even due to a variation in the light at different times of the day. On the other hand, pupillary dilatation may be an indication of refractive errors or a problem in the retina or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: diplopia and contacts, axis alignment, jaipur india
axis alignment, jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology: Dear Faye, The commonest cause of such problems is- The wrong contact in the wrong eye !!! Try switching your right - contacts and see if it solves the problem ! If not, you might need to get your left eye power rechecked. Another possible problem could...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Episcleritis and Steroid Drops, iridocyclitis uveitis, ocular inflammation
iridocyclitis uveitis, ocular inflammation, uveitis specialist: Dear Jeff, You are in good hands. Dont be confused. In the previous Q you had asked me about Iridocyclitis hence the answer. Yes, both are inflammatory conditions, but Episcleritis and Scleritis is superficial whereas Uveitis involves internal parts...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Dilation recommendations, eye dilation, natural response
eye dilation, natural response, shroff: Dear Sheila, In absence of any symptoms, the retinal check (dilated examination) can be every 1.5 yrs if not annual. This is important considerig your age group. Ask to use drops which are short acting and not repeat its use, just put it once for the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Drops, eye prescription, cause migraines
eye prescription, cause migraines, artificial tears: Hi, I have never heard or experienced artificial tears causing dizziness. If you are concerned about your prescription, you need to take this up directly to the doctor who prescribed your Rx. If you are having trouble with dizziness, again you need to discuss...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Fatigue, eye fatigue, recurrent problem
eye fatigue, recurrent problem, shroff: Dear Anupam, One must get to the root and treat the cause, otherwise you will have this as a recurrent problem. If in doubt with what your ENT says, take another ENT opinion, but like I must have said before, your symptoms sound that of a ENT problem and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye symptoms, retinal tears, reading documents
retinal tears, reading documents, eye symptoms: Dear Dana, Thank you for your kind words. It is people like you that make our day and the time and effort spent by all experts worthwhile ! About your case- if the MRI shows multiple suspicious lesions and you are having episodes of neurological...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye troubles, google images, yellow pigment
google images, yellow pigment, pingueculae: See an eye doctor if the spot is on the eyelid or eyeball. Depending on the experience of the doctor, they can refer further up the chain if needed. Again, don t worry too much, as from the time frame I wouldn t think it is trouble. Also, people of your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: epilasik, vertical diplopia, thin flap
vertical diplopia, thin flap, jaipur india: Dear Sylvia, I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but it seems that you have some (epilasik) flap related complication in both eye 3-4 weeks down the line, some minor vision fluctuation is to be expected, but development of such high astigmatism...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: esotropia & blinking, jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology
jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology, physical irritation: Dear Naydibet, Yes, it is possible that both these problems are related. The esotropia could be of neural origin. Also the blinking mechanism is initiated by a nervous response. There is a possibility (although remote) that something is irritating the nerves...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my eye, jaipur india, cold compresses
jaipur india, cold compresses, institute of ophthalmology: Dear Maribel, From your description it definitely does sound like an insect bite or allergic reaction. I would suggest the following: 1. Cold compresses (ice packs) over the eye. this may help decrease the swelling 2. Use of a mild anti-allergic lotion...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye drops and glasses, mitch axelrod, eye prescription
mitch axelrod, eye prescription, artificial tears: Hi Debbie, No, Artificial tears can t make you dizzy. The artificial tears can, however, affect vision positively by providing a stable and shiny tear film to make the optics better. So it could be your glasses: prescription,fit, adjustment, reflections,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye drops and migraines, jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology
jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology, eye pressures: Dear Mark, Migraine !!!! hmmmm ! From what you describe, I think we possibly need to re-look the diagnosis. Migraine pain usually affects the side of the head, not the eyes. Also sensitivity to light would affect BOTH, not one eye ! I wonder, do...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye exam, mitch axelrod, eye exam
mitch axelrod, eye exam, sensitivity to light: You can see either (if they re not too close). You ll likely get more information and education from the optometrist, but both will prescribe glasses to you and discuss dry eyes. You can t tell how carefully or thoroughly you ll be examined by their title....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye floaties, eye floaties, dots and lines
eye floaties, dots and lines, eye doctors: Dear Linda, Floaters are normal ageing degenration in the vitreous of the eye, the removal is not be a laser but a serious internal surgery which replaces this vitreous...and recommended only when the floaters are seriously affecting quality of vision,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye irritation and weakness, allergy eye drops, eye allergy
allergy eye drops, eye allergy, mail id: Dear Katie, This sounds like an eye allergy, possibly dust mites in your sleep area / piloow etc. The typical symptoms are red eyes, itching, a foreign body sensation, the heaviness of the lids is because the lids have loose skin and any swelling makes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye pain, computer vision syndrome, bandra mumbai
computer vision syndrome, bandra mumbai, design engineer: Dear Pradeep, Many users from your field have benefitted with the tips on how to use the computers correctly, please read the same on computer vision syndrome , Dry eyes etc on www.shroffeye.org Regards, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH), FICS www.shroffeye.org...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye vessel pulsating, eye allergies, shroff
eye allergies, shroff, eye strain: Dear Steven, If this is under the lower lid, which is like a twitch, do not worry, this will be a transient issue and will resolve on its own without intervention. This can occur due to eye strain, eye allergies etc. If it recurrs or does not stop, it would...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyeball cyst/skin tag, hydatid cyst, jaipur india
hydatid cyst, jaipur india, conjunctival cyst: Dear Mary Ann, Cysts on/near the eyeball are not very uncommon. The most common cause are conjunctival cysts , which are nothing but small cysts or pockets of collection of tear components that get trapped in the conjunctiva. These cysts normally do...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyeglass prescripton, mitch axelrod, cylindrical axis
mitch axelrod, cylindrical axis, optical distortions: Hi Shrabani, the right eye is equal exactly, so no issue. The difference in the left eye is essentially nothing. It is even within ansi standards for accuracy of lab work. In other words, you could either one made from the same Rx. The optical distortions...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my eyes, eye specialist, natural colour
eye specialist, natural colour, somi: Dear Somi, This can be a natural colour for your eyes. Sometimes Clearine helps the eyes look white, although this will be temporary. A good eye specialist will help you with the diagnosis if there is some underlying reason, please visit one, if not...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyes, jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology
jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology, art of relaxation: Dear Ann, Any new pair of eye glasses usually takes a little while to get adjusted too. Also think of it this way- you have struggled to see without reading glasses for so long that you have actually forgotten how to relax your accommodation. You will...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyes feel strained when wearing glasses, new pair of glasses, hello doctor
new pair of glasses, hello doctor, astigmatism: Dear Aruna, I didn t see a question here, thats why I did not reply earlier. You are right however- uveitis can not be treated by glasses. The mainstay of treatment would include steroid drops +/- tablets. An if possible - locating the cause and treating...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my eyesight? please help, mitch axelrod, retinal detachment
mitch axelrod, retinal detachment, google: Hello Kimberly, First, your chance of going blind is not affected by your degree of nearsightedness, which is called high myopia. Most call -5.00 the upper limit of moderate and -6.00 and above high. So you are borderline to just over the threshold...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye irritation and weakness, allergy
Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye irritation and weakness, allergy

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Gas Permeable Contacts, boston lens, boston conditioning solution
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Gas Permeable Contacts, boston lens, boston conditioning solution, optomotrist

Ophthalmology & Optometry: flashes of light in eye, posterior vitreous detachment, vitreous jelly
posterior vitreous detachment, vitreous jelly, retina specialist: Dear Diane, What you describe appears to be a phenomenon caused by posterior vitreous detachment, which is a mostly benign condition caused by the shrinkage of the vitreous jelly filling the eye. Rarely this could also be caused by a pulling force (traction)...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: floater, lens area, eye doctors
lens area, eye doctors, spost: Dear Mitch, Don t worry. However, if not done already, it is best to rule out any problem of the retina, by undergoing a full dilated retinal check up. Till then avoid jerks. Hope this helps, Regards, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH), FICS www.shroffeye.org...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Gas Permeable Contacts, optometrist or opthamologist, mitch axelrod
optometrist or opthamologist, mitch axelrod, gas permeable contacts: Hi Chris, I usually have to do a good bit of looking and discussing to get to the bottom of something like this. Obviously first you have to make sure the lens is in perfect and clean condition, no defects. Have you tried a new lens? Then clean it inside...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glasses, corrective glasses, old glasses
corrective glasses, old glasses, prescription lens: Hi May, There is no magic about glasses. The physics of optics is old and known. The problem for you is finding a good optician or optometrist that can match certain parameters of the old glasses as well as the old fit and adjustment (before the damage)....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glasses/Contacts Prescription Variation, mitch axelrod, cly
mitch axelrod, cly, questioner: Hi Kate, the numbers make sense it should be fine. Don t be fooled by the difference: your glasses are written in plus cylinder form while your contacts are in minus cylinder form. The contacts don t come in 1.50 cylinder, and we always reduce to the 1.25....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glaucoma, glaucoma, IOP
glaucoma, IOP, eye pressure: Dear Darrell, I can understand your confusion. The question-who do you trust- is very difficult to answer. Ideally you need a couple of tests including a Visual Field Analysis, FDT Perimtery and OCT. These tests would actually confirm whether you have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I can see without gasses or lenses??, mitch axelrod, wearing contact lenses
mitch axelrod, wearing contact lenses, lazy eye: Hi Ryan. I can answer the question if I have a little more info. First, what is the current power of the contact lenses or glasses, and are they + or - power. Second, were you ever told about lazy eye or cross eyed or had bifocals? Also, third, has the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma, glaucoma specialist, treatment of glaucoma
glaucoma specialist, treatment of glaucoma, eye doctors: Dear Hemant, Yes it can be traumatic to learn that the eye pressure in a child is high. Glaucoma in children is rare. Treatment of glaucoma can be most successful when initiated as early as possible. Both drugs and surgery (if uncontrolled and severe)are...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma, mitch axelrod, pediatric ophthalmologist
mitch axelrod, pediatric ophthalmologist, air puff: Hi Hemant, It would be rare indeed for a 12 year old to have glaucoma. An Nct of 22 or 24 is not high but is borderline. It needs to be repeated but via Goldmann applanation. The air puff is bothersome and often not accurate. Please have your daughter...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma, glaucoma, IOP
glaucoma, IOP, eye pressure: Dear Hemant, Unfortunately the answer is yes. Glaucoma can develop at any age. Although glaucoma is much more common above the age of 40 years, we occasionally see very young subjects suffering from glaucoma. In fact glaucoma can also be seen in newborn...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Higher eyeball pressure - sinusitis, chronic sinusitis symptoms, maxillary sinus
chronic sinusitis symptoms, maxillary sinus, upper molar: Dear Michael, Thak you for sending your details. You seemed to have a dental source of infection, which is being treated. The nerve supply of the sinuses around the eyes and ears also dental areas are common in some parts. So, any problem in these areas...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Histoplasmosis, ocular symptoms, eye specialist
ocular symptoms, eye specialist, distorted vision: Dear Johanna, Do not be worried, it does not mean that all cases necessarily will have ocular symptoms, although you must be aware of them and visit your eye specialist once now to ensure that all is well, and then SOS if any symptoms like distorted vision...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: headache resulted in loss of vision, optomologist, optic nerve
optomologist, optic nerve, anshu: Dear Lisa, Sudden loss of vision in a quadrant is usually an indication of serious problems with either your retina or optic nerve. I would recommend that you visit an Ophthalmologist (preferably a retina expert) as soon as possible. Regards Dr....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: hi, rigid gas permeable contact lenses, mitch axelrod
rigid gas permeable contact lenses, mitch axelrod, strong glasses: Hi again Nichole, That simply means the computer is further away than your nearsighted eyes naturally focus. If you hold something closer than the computer and use your naked eyes then I assume it will become clearer. You are right, the amount of glasses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: high IOP , ocasional eye pain,, cortico steroids, air puff
cortico steroids, air puff, short sleep: Dear Irshad, The diagnosis of Glaucoma comes from various examination findings and tests. We also do SWAP a sensitive VFA test for borderline cases. You may require a few follow ups at some month intervals and if found not to have increased IOP in the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Do human visual and colour receptor work differently? do human have the same visual experience?, Floaters, muscae volitantes
Floaters, muscae volitantes: Dear Rambo, My replies to your queries are marked in front of the queries. Is it possible for us, human to perceive the same sharpness and contrast in vision? Yes Normal vision enables us to see in High definition right? Yes. I personally see...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Do human visual and colour receptor work differently? do human have the same visual experience?, color vision defects, mitch axelrod
color vision defects, mitch axelrod, visual psychology: Hi again Rambo. There are the visual acuity measurements taken at typical eye exams. There are tests for congenital color vision defects there also. Beyond that, you start into the realm of advanced tests. They are visual field testing and electro-diagnostic...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Infant glasses, chicagoland area, shroff
chicagoland area, shroff, ophth: Dear Mindy, Ask to make the pair in plastic instead of glass, this will make it lighter, also they have some special anti scratch coating for kids. I am sorry but not familiar with your location. Hope this helps, Regards, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH),...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: IOP, mm hg, optic disc
mm hg, optic disc, pterygium: Dear Nathan, Firstly, it does not help to panic! Secondly, if the IOP is increased, it can be treated very simply with eye drops. Most cases of raised IOP are discovered in a routine eye check. You just need to read more on conditions raising IOP like...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Keratoconus, shamokin pennsylvania, patient experiences
shamokin pennsylvania, patient experiences, wachler: Dear Mary, Im afraid that I cannot help you with the names of doctors as it is outside my country. However, I do know that the new treatment which we have been doing for almost two years is very successful- Collagen Crosslinking aka C3R. Please check...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lasik and cataracts, cataract surgeon, cataract surgery
cataract surgeon, cataract surgery, anatomical areas: Dear Mark, Thank you for your e mail. LASIK will not complicate a cataract surgery, both are in two different anatomical areas. However, now with the latest implants in cataract surgery, one does not just get rid of the cataract but also the numbers,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lazy Eye, dear linda, lazy eye
dear linda, lazy eye, shroff: Dear Linda, This depends on the kind of condition that you have, yes, some cases benefit from contact lenses, esp those who have a high degree of difference between numbers in both eyes, others who have a definite squint or strabismus may not benefit....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lens, Human lens power
Human lens power: Dear Carrie, Wow, that is a bit complex. Lots of mathematics involved. Let me try to explain. Looking at the basics: 1.You are right- human lens is 100% responsible for accommodation. 2.However it is also responsible for +20 Diopter (not 20%)of power...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: LOSING EYESIGHT?, eye specialist, high blood pressure
eye specialist, high blood pressure, shroff: Dear Donna, Your sister in law needs to be motivated to want to seek help. You cannot push someone if they do not want to get help. Unfortunately, one cannot tell the reason for her decreased vision as the cause could be anywhere. She definitely...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: liquid inside the eye, posterior vitreous detachment, jaipur india
posterior vitreous detachment, jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology: Dear Warren, If by liquid you mean the vitreous and by detaching you mean posterior vitreous detachment- I am sorry, but the answer is no. Also with -8 & -10 I would categorise you as a high myope. The only thing that you could and SHOULD do is a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: little brown and red dots on rigjt iris, slit lamp microscope, mitch axelrod
slit lamp microscope, mitch axelrod, red dots: Hi Lori, I don t think the spots on your iris have anything to do with your migraines. I d be surprised if all the sudden 4 dots appeared, but if so (and even if they aren t new) they should be checked by your eye doctor. He will use a slit lamp microscope...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Mypermetropia, mitch axelrod, objective eye
mitch axelrod, objective eye, hereditary condition: Hypermetropia, or hyperopia = farsightedness is the normal expected refractive status for children, as their eyes are small. As their eyes grow, they become less hyperopic. +2 or so is easily outgrown, but not a certainty. Wearing or not glasses won t affect...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: multifocal lens, mitch axelrod, depth perception
mitch axelrod, depth perception, vision optics: Hi Deb, Best depth perception and best acuity, both needed for your job, is obtained by single vision optics: not multifocal contacts nor monovision. Both of those have downside: blur w/ multifocal and unequal image size/quality with monovision. Generally...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: i need help, optic nerve, eye specialist
optic nerve, eye specialist, eye examination: Dear Mandana, If the optic nerve is damaged, then it results in irreversible vision loss. Unfortunately there is no treatment for it currently. An eye specialist still should be consulted to comment on this after the eye examination, Regards, Dr...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: nerve damage and what it means, traumatic cataract, jaipur india
traumatic cataract, jaipur india, firework explosion: Dear Connie, I regret to be the bearer of bad news, but it seems that your daughters friend has suffered from extensive damage to the eye due to the firework explosion. Without examining the child, and based only on your description- I would not be able...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: new eyeglass, shroff, eye hospital
shroff, eye hospital, ophth: Dear Shrabani, When you mean slanted vision I presume it is the visual image which is not appropriate, then there is some problem in your spectacles or numbers given. You need to visit a good center as even a small degree would make a difference in...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Is it normal to see noise in the dark?, bright surface, bright background
bright surface, bright background, background sound: Dear Rambo, Whhat you are seeing is not noise, but the normal images as bright spots reflected from the retina. This is enhanced against a bright background. Sound is a frequency. Hope this helps, Regards, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH), FICS www.shroffeye.or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Is it normal to see noise in the dark?, mitch axelrod, entoptic phenomena
mitch axelrod, entoptic phenomena, google: Hi again Rambo. Yes you can see visual noise from brain activity. Just like entoptic phenomena, it is best seen when there are no other details to attend. Google entoptic phenomenon and read about other interesting things too. Regards, Mitch Axelrod,O.D...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Options for a Mild Keratoconic, corneal shape, keratoconus
corneal shape, keratoconus, lens designs: Dear Steven, You may use progressive glasses, however this will be indicated for your numbers and prescription...nothing to do with having keratoconus. Keratoconus is an abnormality which has a different line of treatment. Wearing glasses does not prevent...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optometry measurements, optic nerve head, arteries and veins
optic nerve head, arteries and veins, jaipur india: Dear Shaun, Measurements like Ratios e.g. cup-disc ratio, comparative calibre of vessels are ratios. Thickness of retina is measured in milimeters. Whereas things like distances are usually measured in relative terms like X disc diameter distance etc...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pain in eye, sinus congestion, sinus problem
sinus congestion, sinus problem, lens prescriptions: Hi Emma, The glasses and contact lens prescriptions are essentially identical, so we ll discount the actual prescription issues. So it would not be a suddenly changing glasses prescription, but it could be the glasses. Some people are sensitive to glasses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Parafoveal telangiectasia, optical coherence tomography, jaipur india
optical coherence tomography, jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology: Dear Rajesh, PFT is NOT untreatable. It is usually treated only if it is causing a deterioration in vision !!!!! Usually, the deterioration of vision is gradual, and as a result of leakage from the telengiectasia which causes a swelling in the retina....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: PD 60 vs 57, oakley sunglasses, gross errors
oakley sunglasses, gross errors, computer work: Hi Jeff, PD stands for pupillary distance or the distance in millimeters between the eyes. Gross errors in this measurement in very high Rx s will cause eyestrain and possibly some blur. A difference of 3mm however in your low power should not cause any...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Photophobia, mitch axelrod, eye inflammation
mitch axelrod, eye inflammation, eye diseases: I m glad you ve been cleared of any eye disease, as that s what I would have suspected. After that, I would have no suggestions. Perhaps another eye exam might uncover some eye irritation or inflammation that would explain your symptoms. Even dry eyes,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: PRK and Lasik, lasik specialist, prk surgery
lasik specialist, prk surgery, finding a doctor: Dear Chris, Yes, we have done LASIK quite successfully on patients with previous PRK surgery, however, the eligibility to undergo this depends completely on the individuals eye. You will need to undergo a Topography linked treatment which may not be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prism Glasses, mitch axelrod, prism glasses
mitch axelrod, prism glasses, computer glasses: Any kind of reading glasses or computer glasses prescribed to you should feel good to use right away or after a short time like a couple of hours. The goal is to have more relaxed eyes while and after using them. While a strong Rx may take more time to adapt...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Problems with Clear Lens Extraction Surgery, jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology
jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology, lens extraction: Dear Gopi, I am a bit confused by your query. Could you kindly describe the Lightning / Electric Shock that you are experiencing ? Regards Dr. Anshu Sahai Dr.R.M.Sahai Memorial Institute of Ophthalmology Jaipur, India www.sahaihospital.co...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: PVR, ROP
ROP: Dear Mr Smith, If properly managed by surgery and laser, the PVR would tend to regress and reduce the risk of RD. However, I can not over emphasize the importance of regular follow up with your retinal surgeon as PVR has a bad habit of re-emerging in...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pathological myopia, vitreous degeneration, lattice degeneration
vitreous degeneration, lattice degeneration, pathological myopia: Dear Dr.Aneesa, I appreciate your concern for your friend. Unfortunately, your friend comes under the category of pathological myopia , where various degenerative changes are considered common ! Degenerative changes in the retina including lattice...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: peroxide in eye, hydrogen peroxide, jaipur india
hydrogen peroxide, jaipur india, optive eye drops: Dear Brian, Hydrogen peroxide if concentrated can burn the conjunctiva and cornea. I hope you washed your eye thoroughly with water after the H2O2 splashed into your eye. Since there is no pain and vision is normal now, I guess you can adopt a wait...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: post cataract surgery, cataract surgery, external appearance
cataract surgery, external appearance, thyroid disease: Dear Harold, This may be happening due to some muscular weakness. It is best to check with the doctor since he can examine the same and opine accordingly. However, transient drrops can benefit with some exercises which the doctor can guide you with. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Reading my ophthalmologist's Notations, eye history, optic nerve
eye history, optic nerve, shroff: Dear Jim, OD stands for the right eye, OS for the left eye SC usually stands for sub conjunctival but without the full sentence would not be too sure about it. same for cc...would need to see the report. You could scan the same and send it to the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Recurrent Corneal erosion + Lasik, recurrent corneal erosion, bandra mumbai
recurrent corneal erosion, bandra mumbai, laser procedure: Dear Upwan, If you seem to have a recurrent corneal erosion or infection, firstly, even before considering LASIK, the cause of this recurrence needs to be determined and treated. LASIK can be considerd only on a healthy cornea, as the challenge is not...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ReStor Lens, low blood sugar levels, low blood sugar
low blood sugar levels, low blood sugar, blood sugar levels: Dear Mary, YOu could have reacted to many things, including these eye drops, also some dilation muct have been done. However, this is a transient phase, take care and it will go away. Rest till you feel better. Sometimes low blood sugar levels also can...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Right eye problem...., eye dr, shroff
eye dr, shroff, eye problem: Dear William, I hope a dilated eye examination was done to check the retina, if not, I would advise the same. The clouding could be due to some problem within the eye, which can only be detected after a full dilated eye check up. Regards, Dr Anand Shroff,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red vessels, wearing contact lenses, bloodshot eyes
wearing contact lenses, bloodshot eyes, ophth: Dear Jasmine, You need to get the condition diagnosed. If there are new vessels growing, this may require attention as they usually grow towards the cetner of your eye and then affect vision. This may be helped with a course of medications like steroid...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retina, hole in the retina, silicone oil
hole in the retina, silicone oil, jaipur india: Dear Mr Carter, The general consensus in the medical community is not to remove the silicone oil unless medically indicated. The view of removing the silicone oil in anticipation of complications is usually not popular.Thought being- if it is not causing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sore Eyes from Contacts, mitch axelrod, couple time
mitch axelrod, couple time, corneas: Hi Leanne, You must see your eye doctor to make sure your eyes, specifically your corneas, aren t suffering. It sounds very much like you may have keratitis and have become sensitive or allergic to the solution, or perhaps the contacts no longer fit well,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Swelling under one eye..., mitchell axelrod, mosquito bite
mitchell axelrod, mosquito bite, topical cream: Hi Frances. The area under the eye is easily swollen from allergy, fluid retention, and even some health conditions including a local infection. Depending on your age it may be something that will start happening from time to time and not be a worry. For...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: seeing stars, shroff, seeing stars
shroff, seeing stars, local doctor: Dear Toni, It is quite possible that you would have been seeing this even before the pacemeker was inserted, but have started noticing now. These are normal occurrunces in the eyes, reflections from the images of the retina, can happen like when you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: shadow on my eye, retinal examination, laservision
retinal examination, laservision, shroff: Hi Lee, This could be a small floater in the vitreous. It may not be anything to be worried about, but a retinal examination is required to make sure that the retina is normal. Any eye clinic can schedule this appointment for you. You can however read...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My sister lost vision due to encephalitis, optic nerve damage, research stage
optic nerve damage, research stage, eye specialist: Dear Reshma, I am unaware of the benefits of acupuncture, however in damage of the optic nerve very little chances of seeing well again. It would be best to speak to the eye specialist treating her for the exact prognosis as this would depend on findings...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: spot and blue light, sparks of light, swap analysis
sparks of light, swap analysis, pachymetry: Dear Nathalie, Firstly, if you wre a Glaucoma suspect you need regular eye xaminations to check the status of the same. Yes, Glaucoma can have some symptoms of light sensitivity, however only an eye check can determine the exact cause of the symptoms...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: sticky eye lashes, jaipur india, eye lashes
jaipur india, eye lashes, institute of ophthalmology: Dear Al, Stickiness of eye lids on waking usually indicates some minor form of infection in the eye. You most probably need some antibiotic drops to be prescribed to you. Till the time that you manage to meet an eye doc and get the antibiotic prescribed,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: stray veins, contact lens
contact lens: Dear Jessica, Build up of white cells (or infiltrates) are most frequently a sign of allergy or hyper sensitivity to the lens or lens solution. Alternatively, it could suggest that you are over-wearing your contacts, or there are protein deposit build...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: stray veins, contact lens solution, mitch axelrod
contact lens solution, mitch axelrod, white blood cells: Hi Jessica, The white cell buildup we call infiltrates and are often a sign of a contact lens solution sensitivity. Their presence is not acceptable. The Lotemax merely helped them disappear, but did not fix the cause. Along with the veins, I suspect...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Trauma and glaucoma, drainage tissue, outflow tract
drainage tissue, outflow tract, inflow and outflow: Dear Richard, One cannot tell whether the trauma was incidental. There is no way to prove this, it would be a possible cause. Mopre important than the cause is actually the course of treatment and regular follow up. Hope this helps, Regards, Dr...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: teen eye pressure, blurred vision, headaches, nerve fiber layer, ophthalmic migraine
nerve fiber layer, ophthalmic migraine, glaucoma specialist: Dear Vicky, Thank you for the details. Your fifteen-year-old son probably has migraine along with ophthalmic migraine and blurred peripheral vision. Field of vision will be normal; When unable to keep the eyes open during non-contact tonometry, the pressures...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: top up medication before cataract surgery, blood pressure measurement, cataract surgeries
blood pressure measurement, cataract surgeries, yoga exercises: Dear Pat, Although most eye surgeries and almost all cataract surgeries are done under local anestheisia, you need to be well controlled for hypertension. The doctor after examining you will know best what you need to take before the surgery as this...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: translate my prescription, contact lens prescription, proclear toric lenses
contact lens prescription, proclear toric lenses, jaipur india: Dear Sharon, I have no personal experience with Freshlook as they are not being sold in India at present. Sorry ! Also there would be a bit of problem, as you have what is called mixed astigmatism . One of the two powers will ALWAYS remain positive....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Uneven pupils in 11 yo son, uneven pupils, optomoligist
uneven pupils, optomoligist, vision check: Dear Suzy, Uneven pupils are seen in normal population about 20 % incidences. Ruling out certain reasons like use of some medications, some inherent eye problems etc will determine the cause if any. You may need to see an eye specialist for this as...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Varicella vaccine and Serpiginous Choroiditis, serpiginous choroiditis, varicella vaccine
serpiginous choroiditis, varicella vaccine, shroff: Dear Miriam, Sorry for the delay in reply. Any exposure to the virus gives the body immunity against the same for future attacks. If you have had previous exposure, youcan do a simple blood test to determine the level of the antibodies specific to Varicella...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vernal conjuctivitis, vernal conjunctivitis, catarrah
vernal conjunctivitis, catarrah, conjuctivitis: Dear Siri, Vernal conjunctivitis is not infectious unless having seconday infection. It is usually associated with spring and also called spring catarrah Do not worry, however it is important that he does not rub his eyes and use the eye drops as...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision dimming with elevated heartbeat, inflation pressure, high anxiety
inflation pressure, high anxiety, eye doc: I used to notice a similar pulsing years ago. I asked a neuro-ophthalmologist I worked with about it, and he looked at me like I was a goof and blew it off. I m still here and OK. But I have some thoughts about it. One is for you to also ask one of the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Waiting Period Before Cataract Surgery, rigid gas permeable lenses, mature cataract
rigid gas permeable lenses, mature cataract, gas permeable lenses: Dear Jack, Usually a period of 3- 4 weeks is enough to reverse the effects of the rigid lenses, wait for another 2- 3 weeks at least. If there still is a change it should be significant that you need to wait, otherwise one needs to way the pros and cons...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: wavy vision, mitch axelrod, wavy vision
mitch axelrod, wavy vision, waviness: Hi Rebecca, It sounds like you had what s called variously an ophthalmic/ocular/visual migraine. It does deserve a visit to your eye doctor for an exam and further questioning/possible testing. The blood pressure is too high, so you need to take measures...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ?, optomitrist, eye pressure
optomitrist, eye pressure, wear glasses: Dear Nichole, This may be a simple symptom of sinusitis or even the early start of a number. Even a good physician will be able to guide you for this. Temporarily please wear good UV protective sun wear outdoors. Hope this helps, Regards, Dr Shrof...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ?, computer vision syndrome, eye exercises
computer vision syndrome, eye exercises, refractive surgeon: Yes, it is possible that there was some foreign particles stuck to the lenses. If using lenses you have to be very careful with its use and cleaning regimen. Read more about the tips to use lenses correctly on www.shroffeye.org Also if the redness persists...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: yellow eyes, jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology
jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology, eye allergies: Dear Gina, Yellowish discoloration of the sclera(the white part) of the eye is usually nothing to be concerned about. Usually this yellow color can be caused by chronic eye allergies, long time wind or sun exposure or be just a general part of the aging...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Acuvue 2, acuvue 2, base curve
acuvue 2, base curve, correct lens: Yes you are correct not to take the wrong base curve. It is odd that they would not have the correct lens and even more odd that they would suggest a wrong one. Certainly there are other lenses that would work, but unfortunately you don t know what other...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Anisocoria in newborn, mitch axelrod, looking at photographs
mitch axelrod, looking at photographs, anisocoria: Hi K, anisocoria of 1mm or less is normal/common in at least 25% of us. Size is less important than function: the question to her pediatrician is are the pupils functioning normally , meaning do they briskly constrict similarly when alternately illuminating...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ARC on eye glasses, new pair of glasses, surgical expertise
new pair of glasses, surgical expertise, eye glasses: Dear Lois, This needs to be asked to an optometrist. Im sorry but it is outside my clinical and surgical expertise. You may show the glasses to any Optician who will give you his/her opinion after examining the pair. Hope this helps, Regards, Dr...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: AXIS, computer vision syndrome, axis numbers
computer vision syndrome, axis numbers, astimatism: Dear Angelina, Yes, computers are one problem in our lifestyle which caninduce change in numbers. You can look up www.shroffeye.org for Computer Vision Syndrome and how to prevent the same. Using Refresh is recommended so that you do not suffer from...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: AZOOR dx By Dr. Gass Vanderbilt, pink tinge, shroff
pink tinge, shroff, ophth: Dear Debbie, Please send us his recent eye report with findings to understand his condition better. Dr Rahul Shroff is our retinal expert and he can be reached on shroffeye@vsnl.com You may also want to read more about this on the following link:-...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Brown spot on eye, vision issues, eye specialist
vision issues, eye specialist, shroff: Dear Krishnan, Since the spot seems to be increasing in size, it is best to show this to an eye specialist especially since it is also in the child. Please let us know what his report says for further guidance. Regards, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH),...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: bad vision??, natural lens, bad vision
natural lens, bad vision, oil drop: Dear Andrea, Numbers and high prescription does not bring on cataract. There is no relationship between the glasses you wearand the form of a cataract in your natural lens, these reasons are variable and you can read more about Cataract on www.shroffeye.org....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Citris acid and eye damage, delicate layer, lime juice
delicate layer, lime juice, skin cells: Dear Nathan, The eye has a very delicate layer called the cornea. Once the cells of the cornea get damaged or any loss of cells cannot be retrieved like how your skin cells would grow back. Hence, one has to be extremely careful of what happens on the surface...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cloudy vision, visual field test, sinusistis
visual field test, sinusistis, nerve supply: Dear Bridgette, If this cloudiness stays on continuously through the day, yes one would need to do a complete thorough eye check including a retinal check which you seem to have undergone, also a Dry eye test or Schirmers / TBUT test. Yes, do a visual...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Color testing, color vision defects, mitch axelrod
color vision defects, mitch axelrod, fire rescue services: Hi Damien, If you did not pass the Ishihara, you will not pass the D15, but you can try it. It will give more info than the Ishihara. I don t understand the terminology Color minimum Holmgren/Farnsworth 15 safe . Perhaps they aren t requiring normal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lens vs. Glasses, contact lens prescription, shroff
contact lens prescription, shroff, astigmatism: Dear Sara, It can be different. If you have a small astigmatism for example it could have been omitted in the lens prescription. Also, the lens prescription and glasses prescription after a certain power is different. It is best to get glasses made after...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contacts & Astigmatism, wal mart stores, acuvue advance
wal mart stores, acuvue advance, custom lenses: Hi, We use Complete by AMO, Optifree by Alcon & Ultracare by AMO. I have found when it comes to solution there is no best , just some that are not so good (ie patient s report more issues). Usually the generics and Renu are culprits for this. In the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Corneal Abrasion, corneal abrasion, corneal abrasions
corneal abrasion, corneal abrasions, eye specialist: Dear Laura, Corneal abrasions can be very painful and take a long time in recovery. Yes it is always better to show this to an ophthalmologist because the emergency medications may need to be altered deoending on your progress. If not well treated and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: c3r postop, topography maps, eye specialist
topography maps, eye specialist, blurriness: Dear Cecilia, Firstly, I hope you are regularly visiting the eye specialist to keep a check on the treatment for the infection...this is most vital. Do not worry about blurriness of vision since it takes a while sometimes about 3 weeks to be clear. However...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract surgery my right eye, intra ocular lens, body sensation
intra ocular lens, body sensation, cataract surgery: Dear Brenda, Do not worry. You are obviously observing your eyes closely so you can appreciate the glint of the intra ocular lens through the pupil (black aperture in the middle of the couloured part of your eye). This shines when light is reflected...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cloudy vision in my left eye, mitch axelrod, cloudy vision
mitch axelrod, cloudy vision, routine exam: Hi Charame, You certainly should have an eye doctor examine you and they will find and explain the reason for cloudiness. It may be since you were little and you just noticed it, or it could be new. Either way, you need to know. So tell your parents and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cloudy vision in my left eye, jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology
jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology, optic nerve: Dear Charmae, Pressures of 25 & 27 are higher than normal (normal is upto 21mm). This increased pressure may be causing damage to your retina and optic nerve. The only way to exactly confirm this is to get a test done called Visual field Analysis. Pressures...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cloudy vision in my left eye, ocular hypertension, cloudy vision
ocular hypertension, cloudy vision, eye history: Dear Charmae, The term ocular hypertension usually refers to any situation in which the pressure inside the eye, called intraocular pressure (IOP), is higher than normal. One of the causes is a condition called Glaucoma . Individuals who have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contacts, red veins, adaption
red veins, adaption, doctor who: Hi Nicole, There are many reasons for your eyes getting red. My best advice is to contact the doctor who fit you with the lenses ASAP. The redness may be normal adaption, but it may also be something more serious. I would not venture to guess without seeing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contacts and headaches, cause of headaches, pysician
cause of headaches, pysician, opthamologist: Dear Tori, You need to take an opinion from a good pysician to rule out any cause of headaches which could be other than the eyes. Sinusitis could be one eg of a common cause due to which people often visit the Ophthalmologist but actually need to visit...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: corneal abrasion, neomycin polymyxin b sulfates, antibiotic eye drops
neomycin polymyxin b sulfates, antibiotic eye drops, neomycin polymyxin b: Dear Cheryl, I would not suggest starting antibiotic eye drops on your own, although you may need to use them. It is always best to consult a doctor. Unwarranted use of antibiotics may lead to antibiotic resistance. Also, if the corneal scratches...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Different contact prescriptions in each eye, wrong prescription, shroff
wrong prescription, shroff, ophth: Dear Keith, I can understand your confusion. Now firstly, refrain form checking each eye and comparing the vision, its important to give your eye some adjustment period; say about 2 weeks, following which if still unhappy with vision this needs to be re...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dizziness, light headed and glasses, mitch axelrod, cheap readers
mitch axelrod, cheap readers, reading glasses: Hi Sandy, It makes sense that wearing near only glasses while moving around or viewing other than near objects could upset your senses. Things will move at different speeds and be different sizes, etc. You can experiment as you have to see if hanging them...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Drops For Redness, shroff, eye drops
shroff, eye drops, ophth: Dear David, This actually depends on which drops you are using. If they are for allergies and been prescribed by a doctor, then it is fine. Lubricating eye drops are the safest. However, eye drops like clearine, which actually shrink the vessels should...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dwayne's Syndrome, duane syndrome, stem cell research
duane syndrome, stem cell research, congenital condition: Dear Linda, Your Granddaughter needs to be under the care of a Strabismus specialist who can see her at regular intervals. This is a congenital condition whcich has no treatment for the syndrome itself. But the treatments are aimed at reducing symptoms...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My daughters eye result, wearing contact lenses, eye exercises
wearing contact lenses, eye exercises, amblyopic eye: Dear Preeja, I can understand your concern. Firstly, do not worry. This is a very common problem in today’s era with more Game Boys and Video Games and TV compared to earlier times of outdoor sports. It simply means your child having to use a spectacle...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye discomfort after tanning, protective eye wear, eye shields
protective eye wear, eye shields, doctor dear: Dear Victoria, If you are facing any visual symptoms you must see an eye doctor as the tanning machines use UV light. It is best to protect your eyes with UV protection in the form of some good eye shields or protective eye wear. Best Regards, Dr...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye freckle/nevus, eye specialist, size shape
eye specialist, size shape, shroff: Dear Nadia, When outdoors, please wear good UV protection sunglasses. Keep a watch on the size, shape and nature and visit an eye specialist if this changes. Hope this helps, Best Regards, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH), FICS Shroff Eye Hospital Mumbai...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye swelling with pain - not red, mitch axelrod, insect bite
mitch axelrod, insect bite, swollen eyelid: Hi Lakshmi, It sounds like either a stye (infected gland) or an insect bite that is resolving and draining. Generally you start with warm/hot soaks a few times per day for a week and see if it resolves. Be careful to monitor for any increase in swelling/warmth/pain...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyelid swelling with pain - not red, antibiotic eye drops, needle puncture
antibiotic eye drops, needle puncture, swollen eyelid: Dear Lakshmi, It is an acceptable treatment in certain situations, I do not know if it applies to your child. We avoid needle puncture as far as possible.Usually hot fomentation done correctly is effective. This will make the cyst soft and open up ....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyes appear to be sinking, eyesight problems, eye specialists
eyesight problems, eye specialists, shroff: Dear Ahmed, The sinking look is sometimes common in certain bone / skull shapes with a more prominant forehead, these are typiccal those who have deep inserted eyes and find that this physical attribute stops them from using lenses effectively. However,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: esotropia, accommodative esotropia, pediatric ophthalmologist
accommodative esotropia, pediatric ophthalmologist, causes of esotropia: Dear Julie, Esotropia falls into 2 different categories- accommodative and non-accommodative. Accommodative esotropia is a result of a positive power refractive error (i.e. your daughter requires strong positive power eye glasses). In case the power...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: extreme myopia in one amblyopia in other, extreme myopia, laser eye surgery
extreme myopia, laser eye surgery, e mail: Dear Khan, Thank you for the query. In your case, we need to examine the eyes to know if LASIK is possible (laser eye surgery) or if it is better to do an implant called ICL. You can read about both on www.lasikindia.in and send us an e mail if further...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye, mitch axelrod, reflection coating
mitch axelrod, reflection coating, cosmetic appearance: The stigatisum doesn t matter. Some strong prescriptions can reduce the squint, but the contact lenses would do what the glasses do as far as affecting the squint. Glasses, especially if they do not have an anti-reflection coating, can hide the cosmetic...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye diagnosis, worst case scenario, eye diagnosis
worst case scenario, eye diagnosis, mri report: Dear Rogina, I will need to have an eye report to know what vision you enjoy, the IOP pressure etc before commenting on this. The eye ball shrinks in a non functional eye. The worst case scenario is called Phthisis Bulbi . Internet can be a great...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye injury, timely steps, eye specialist
timely steps, eye specialist, hot butter: Dear Linda, It is better not to take any chances with eye injury as timely steps prevent permanent damage. Please arrange to visit an eye specialist as soon as possible. Hope this helps, Best, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH), FICS www.shroffeye.or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye muscles, computer vision syndrome, eye muscles
computer vision syndrome, eye muscles, eye muscle: Dear Suzanne, Your apprach has been fine, you have also rechecked your prescription. The adjustment period is usually 2 weeks with regular use of the glasses, but can take slightly longer for others. You may want to look for the eye exercises which may...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye problem, eye specialist, shroff
eye specialist, shroff, eye problem: Dear Martha, There may be a link to your condition of Lymphoma, but only a retinal expert would be able to help you with this. Please visit one or a good eye specialist who can examine for any retinal problem. Hope this helps, Best Regards, Dr Anand...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye question..?, dear elizabeth, light focus
dear elizabeth, light focus, wear glasses: Dear Elizabeth, There is a Blind Spot in everyone s eyes. This is normal. But does not mean that you are seeing less or have a blind area in your vision. It is a certain point when you come close to an object that this spot appears. If for some reason...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: left eye recently vibrates/shakes reducing focus, involuntary eye movement, eye specialist
involuntary eye movement, eye specialist, extreme position: Dear Don, This needs to be seen by an eye specialist as it is not usual for an involuntary eye movement (nystagmus) to start this late in life...please consult your eye specialist. You may send us the report to guide further. Hope this helps, Regards,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye spasm-upper eye -lid, facial spasm, eye spasm
facial spasm, eye spasm, eye spasms: Dear Kristine, This best be shown to a neurologist... arrange a consultation to rule out some sort of hemi facial spasm to do with the nerves supplying that area. Let me know the report. Regards, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH), FICS www.shroffeye.or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyeglass, lens curves, image focus
lens curves, image focus, lens design: Hi Shrabani, Your brain can get used to anything, but it can take a few days to a few weeks. The overall powers are quite similar so perhaps the slanting is due to the axis, but perhaps also due to the lens curves, material, and lens thickness and adjustment...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyeglass adjustment, shroff, ophth
shroff, ophth, fics: Dear Rinku, The axis should be correct in cylindrical numbers. You can request the doctor to take another look atyour numbers. The correct prescription should not bother you. Ifin Mumbai, w can hlp you. Pease cl 66921000 for an appointment. Regards,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Foveal Schisis, retina specialist, retinal detachment
retina specialist, retinal detachment, visual acuity: Dear Catherine, You need to speak to a retinal expert regarding this. You may want to contact Dr Rahul Shroff on shroffeye@vsnl.com for the same although he may want you to scan the OCT results etc and the eye report to him. Dr Rahul Shroff is the vitreo...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: flashing lights in perifial vision, retinal detachment, emergency surgery
Ophthalmology & Optometry: flashing lights in perifial vision, retinal detachment, emergency surgery, ophthalmologist

Ophthalmology & Optometry: loss of vision, brain aneurysm, eye cavity
Ophthalmology & Optometry: loss of vision, brain aneurysm, eye cavity, high school degree

Ophthalmology & Optometry: N-Acetyl Carnosine, c eye, antiaging systems
Ophthalmology & Optometry: N-Acetyl Carnosine, c eye, antiaging systems, oral treatment

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Seeing veins in my eyes, tree shape, scarey
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Seeing veins in my eyes, tree shape, scarey

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Small after-image spot, retinal tears, sorry jason
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Small after-image spot, retinal tears, sorry jason, retinal scan

Ophthalmology & Optometry: flashes, retina specialist, jaipur india
retina specialist, jaipur india, term repercussions: Dear Sveti, I do not think you should go as far as tumours, strokes or MS. There most probably is a much more minor and more logical explanation to the flashes that you are seeing. The most common probability (especially since you are myopic) is that...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: flashing lights in perifial vision, strobe light, flid
strobe light, flid, corrective lenses: Dear Sheila, This could be some Flashes in the eye which may be harmless due to age related changes in the vitreous or flid of the eye, however, what helps is to have a dilated eye examination to rule out any cause for concern. Please arrange to meet...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glaucoma, mitch axelrod, routine exam
mitch axelrod, routine exam, eye doctor: Hi Sarah, No, I would not tell a patient they were questionable for glaucoma and come back in a year. I would do further testing to make sure they did or did not have it. Perhaps he just means you are at risk for glaucoma for some reason and to make sure...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: should i get glasses?, mitch axelrod, eye exam
mitch axelrod, eye exam, computer work: Hi Katrina, Getting glasses won t make your eyes get worse because of using or not using glasses. Your doctor should have demonstrated the proposed distance or near glasses so you could check it out. His Rx has the info for distance, near, or bifocal. Your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Are the glasses I'm getting really worth it?, prescription lenses, perfect vision
prescription lenses, perfect vision, odd reason: Hi, It sounds like you have a mild prescription. Based on the info you have provided, I would recommend glasses for night driving and seeing the board if you are in school. 20/25 and 20/30 is not great and in my experience most people do opt for glasses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Are the glasses I'm getting really worth it?, mitch axelrod, trial frames
mitch axelrod, trial frames, prescription lenses: Hi Leah, I think a couple of things. First, if you drive, get them. Or if you are in school and have to see the blackboard, get them. Though you may be able to struggle and stare and make out small letters, you will certainly go slower and take more time...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Herpetic Keratitis Flare-up, mitch axelrod, corneal specialist
mitch axelrod, corneal specialist, viroptic: Hi Allison, I would suggest your contact your ophthalmologist and discuss your desire for a second opinion. You should be seeing a corneal specialist, and perhaps have more aggressive treatment. You can contact a nearby medical school ophthalmology department...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: hi, retinal images, dear johnny
retinal images, dear johnny, black dot: Dear Johnny, Relax...what you are seeing is normal. These are retinal images and the black dot can be a harmless floater too. Do not get worried esp since your eyes have been tested. You can read more about floaters on www.shroffeye.org to see...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Iris "level" dropping, arcus senilis, shroff
arcus senilis, shroff, eye hospital: Dear Elyse, What you are seeing is probably pigmentation changes due to age and called Arcus Senilis. please see the image below to see if it looks similar. But your final answer comes from an eye exaamination which in any case considerin his age,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: iritus, anterior uveitis, optomologist
anterior uveitis, optomologist, rough texture: Dear Robert, Iritis (Anterior Uveitis) needs to be thoroughly investigated to find its cause. Please read all about it and ts investigations on http://www.shroffeye.org/uveitis.htm and tests on http://www.pathologylabindia.com/tests-profiles.htm...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lasik for Esophoria, refractive errors, shroff
refractive errors, shroff, eye clinic: Dear Mark, This is a tough question to answer without having examined your eyes. A simple self test would be if the esophoria naturally corrects itself when you use contact lenses, then yes, it may be helped with LASIK when we treat the refractive errors....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lens replacement surgery, laser eye surgery, topography maps
laser eye surgery, topography maps, lens implants: Dear Greg, Instead of another internal eye surgery like replacing the lens, any remnant number to give clear vision can be done with LASIK or laser eye surgery. You can read more about it on www.lasikindia.in Please send us your wife s Topography...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lazer result, eye specialist, shortsightedness
eye specialist, shortsightedness, shroff: Dear Caroline, You need to get your eyes checkd with an eye specialist not just for the blurry vision but also the cysts around the eyes that you mention. Vision does not usually deteriorate but an eye check can surely point towards what the exact cause...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: loss of vision, sinus cavities, dry macular degeneration
sinus cavities, dry macular degeneration, lens implants: Dear Patrick, I do agree that sinusitis does not lead to loss of vision but it can affect the quality of vision which is subjective. If there is some infection found, it should in anycase be treated, whether or not it has an impact on your visual recovery...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lump on eye, eyes specialist, emergency appointment
eyes specialist, emergency appointment, nature colour: Dear David, You may e mail the same to dranand@lasikindia.in The lump may not disappear with eye drops. keep a watch to see if this is increasing in size, nature, colour etc. Yes, it will need to be seen by an eye specialist, but if not changing in...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Messing up an eye exam, mitch axelrod, auto refractor
mitch axelrod, auto refractor, autorefractor: Dear Krystal, You are probably young though you didn t say: people less than 35 or so can use their focusing mechanism while looking into the machine called an auto refractor and the machine will mess up..not your fault. What happens is your brain...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: monovision contacts, monovision contacts, far vision
monovision contacts, far vision, shroff: Dear Jeanette, You seemed to be more comfortable with what is called Monovison with your contact lenses than the Multifocal ones. I am unable to answer if you can use what lenses you have to adjust to monovision now. Your contact lens expert is the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: N-Acetyl Carnosine, lens replacement, carnosine
lens replacement, carnosine, shroff: Dear Patricia, Cataract can only be treated through eye surgery although you will come across much data on the net which can be misleading. We know that there are no drugs or medicines to cure a cataract. This needs a surgery with lens replacement when...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Need help getting off ocular steroids, personal protocol, nerve supply
personal protocol, nerve supply, steroid dosage: Dear Wayne, What you need to understand that when there is inflammation in the cornea, there is also inflammation in the iris or the muscle in the internal part of the eye, since the nerve supply of both anatomically is the same. Hence when treating...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: OCT Test, mitch axelrod, glaucoma specialist
mitch axelrod, glaucoma specialist, visual field test: Hi Tracie, It is rare indeed for a 7 year old to have glaucoma, which is the concern here. First, even if it is, it means a daily eyedrop probably, not surgery. But her corneal thickness (pachymetry) is needed to make sure it simply isn t a thick cornea...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ongoing broken blood vessel in eye, broken blood vessel, broken blood vessel in eye
broken blood vessel, broken blood vessel in eye, blood vessel in eye: Hi, If any patient of mine has recurrent conjunctival hemorrhages, they are referred back to their primary care doctor. This can indicate a serious systemic problem. You may start with an ophthalmologist, but often patients need to go back to their primary...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Paracentral Scotomas, mitch axelrod, risky treatment
mitch axelrod, risky treatment, scotomas: Hi James, Unfortunately without a diagnosis there is no prognosis. There also should be no invasive or risky treatment offered. Count your blessings that things are stable (as far as you can tell) and continue to be monitored in case things change or a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Does Peremetry hurt?, light flash, peripheral vision
light flash, peripheral vision, flashing lights: Hi, Perimetry tests the peripheral vision or the visual field of a patient. It usually involves using a machine with flashing lights. The patient hits the button on a control handle when they see the light flash. It is painless. You need to concentrate...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Portal type circles, visual pathway to the brain, strange circles
visual pathway to the brain, strange circles, purplish hue: Dear David, Thank you for all the details. Vision has many check points. the eyes are just a Visual pathway to the brain which actually is doing the seeing part of it. If the ophthalmologist found everything to be normal at the end of the visual pathway,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Power for my glasses, old glasses, distant images
old glasses, distant images, left eyes: Dear Ram, You can use the old glasses if its not affecting your distant images / focus. Actually the older pair may help you read better for near work considering your age. Hope this helps, Best Regards, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH), FICS Shroff...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescription difference, contact lens prescription, contact lens trial
contact lens prescription, contact lens trial, lens prescriptions: Dear Jay, Sorry about the confusion. Your prescription for glasses is not the same as contacts. Which is what I meant that the contact lens prescription is given after a trial and unless you have your records, it makes no sense to invest in glasses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Problem started post brain(cerebellum) surgery, brain cerebellum, cranial nerves
brain cerebellum, cranial nerves, bombay hospital: Dear Vineet, Sorry, but we do not know of any specialist who can help you in your side of the city. In Khar there is Mr Ghosh, we can refer you to him. You may call Bombay Hospital since he works there too on 22067676 extn 424 In any case it is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: permanent spectacles for my 6 yr old, visual acuity, eye muscles
visual acuity, eye muscles, eye exercise: Dear Hycinth, He is seeing quite well since his visual acuity is 6/6 - 6/9. This should improve with constant use f his glasseswhich he must do. The numbers may chnage as he grows anatomically. It is more important to focus that he goes for regular...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: phthisis bulbi, ophthalmologist, shrinkage
ophthalmologist, shrinkage, google: Hi, This refers to the degeneration or shrinkage of a blind or non-functional eye as the result of disease or trauma. Obviously you need to have a blind or non-functional eye as the first sign/symptom. Due a google.com search using the term phthisis bulbi...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: phthisis bulbi, persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous, retinal detachment
persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous, retinal detachment, phthisis bulbi: Dear Michelle, Phthisis bulbi, also known as end-stage eye, is an atrophic scarred and disorganised globe that may result from a variety of severe ocular insults. Causes of this end-stage damage include trauma, infection, other inflammatory processes,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My pupil is not round after having icl len, eye astigmatism, oval shape
eye astigmatism, oval shape, icl surgery: Dear Nanda, In the ICL surgery we do an incision on the iris and this can make the pupil oval shape, this may be done as a requirement for the ICL insertion. If in Mumbai, pleae come by for a check since I can provide just limited help over the net....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Re;, thyroid eye disease, muscle spasm
thyroid eye disease, muscle spasm, thyroid test: Hi Mark, Since there has been no change in years per photos means no worry. That is the best way to know, but also individuals and often family members don t notice anything unless you change. So since they haven t noticed anything, and the photos are...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Reading my prescription, mitch axelrod, naked eyes
mitch axelrod, naked eyes, eye chart: Hi Linda, You have a mild astigmatism, and are the tiniest amount slightly nearsighted also in both eyes according to your glasses. Only the astigmatism is corrected in your contacts, but probably your doctor has a good reason for it. Anyway, your uncorrected...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ReStore Lens, dear margo, eye lids
dear margo, eye lids, tooth infection: Dear Margo, If your ophthalmologist has examined and found all to be well, then this swelling or puffiness must be around your eye lids. Please rule out any cause of inflammation like a tooth infection, ear infection or even sinusitis and allergies....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retina, retinal transplants, eye transplants
retinal transplants, eye transplants, optical nerve: Dear Kristina, That is very noble and kid of you, but this will not work. Eye transplants are not possible since the eye is such a complicated organ. You can speak to any retinal specialist for any advanced treatments available today, however this is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retinopathy, eye sight problems, surendran
eye sight problems, surendran, shroff: Dear Raghavan, Th treatment depends n what damage is caused due to diabtes. In retinopathy is there is any active bleed in the retina, it can be verry well treated with new drugs / laser. In your case, we do not have any information of the status of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Do we really "SEE" the real world with our EYE?, visual pathway, splitting image
visual pathway, splitting image, true humans: Dear Rambo, You may read more about the way we see on http://www.eyequestions.com/re.htm http://thalamus.wustl.edu/course/basvis.html We see the image falling on the retina through the Visual pathway. Hope this helps, Best Regards, Dr Anand...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red eyes!, sinus problems, artificial tears
sinus problems, artificial tears, visine: Hi Mandy, There are dozens of possible reasons for your eyes to be red. The most common are allergies, sinus problems, lack of sleep, and eyestrain. I would highly recommend getting a complete eye exam by an Optometrist to rule out any serious causes. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red eyes lasting more than a week, mitchell axelrod, red irritated eyes
mitchell axelrod, red irritated eyes, prescription glasses: Hi Michelle, It can be tricky to diagnose a red eye as you describe. I agree with you that if it doesn t start to improve in a few days, which would mean it was probably a virus, then see either an optometrist or an ophthalmologist. I doubt it is eyestrain...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retinal hole, argon laser treatment, vitreous fluid
argon laser treatment, vitreous fluid, retinal holes: Dear Rita, Thanks for the details. well, usually retinal holes are degenerative areas which sometimes are treated with Argon laser treatment to strengthen the area. However, in the absence of being able to examine you, it is difficult for me to comment...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retinal tear, vitroectomy and glaucoma, glaucoma specialist, eye prescription
glaucoma specialist, eye prescription, prescription glasses: Dear David, Thank you for your e mail. I can understand your concern regarding the vision, but your answers can be told only after examination of your eyes considering your history and symptoms and would come from your treating eye surgeon. You must have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My right eye is puffy and red (21 year old), cold compresses, allergy medication
cold compresses, allergy medication, dear kathy: Dear Kathy Firstly you should avoid contact lenses till your symptoms clear up else can cause infection. You may be having some mild allergy so take any anti allergy medication which suits you and you may also use any over the counter safe to use anti...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ring in vision, eye specialist, shroff
eye specialist, shroff, eye hospital: Dear Sandy, This needs to be seen by an eye specialist esp to rule out a retinal issue. If thats fine, eyes are clear. Since this has been noticed after your chek up, it would be best to visit again to the eye clinic. Hope this helps, Best Regards,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Schooling, mitch axelrod, correct tools
mitch axelrod, correct tools, specific school: Hi Angela, For ophthalmology our daughter would first go to medical school, and there are many. Generally ophthalmology these days means an additional fellowship beyond the ophthalmology residency in a subspecialty such as cornea, retina, neuro-ophthalmology,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Seeing veins in my eyes, carotid arteries, mitch axelrod
carotid arteries, mitch axelrod, opthalmic migraines: Hi Jeffrey, The morning veins: it could be a web-like floater the is laying close to your retina so it causes a sharp discreet pattern since the floaters can settle down close to the retina when laying down. Even if it really was a vein pattern, called...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Small after-image spot, mitch axelrod, peripheral retina
mitch axelrod, peripheral retina, image spot: Hi Amanda. It may be a small floater or it may be a small area of occasional tugging or tension on your retina causing what is called a phosphene. Either way it is likely nothing to be worried about, but since it is recent and different it needs to be evaluated....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: sharp recurring pain in right eye after new glasses, mri of the brain, neurological cause
mri of the brain, neurological cause, eyeglass store: Dear Jon, What I meant was that having checked your eyes and done an MRI etc with the symptoms of headache still continuing, you need to look for other probable causes which comes out of a detailed history taking and examination with a good physician or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: strabismus and monovision, strabismus surgery, visual acuity
strabismus surgery, visual acuity, strabismus: Dear Lisa, If you has the strabismus surgery done in childhood and are fine today, do not worry this does not apply to you. You would be treated like any normal individual undergoing the monovision trial with lenses, of course one needs to check vision...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: sudden onset flashing light left eye, posterior vitreous detachment, mitch axelrod
posterior vitreous detachment, mitch axelrod, retinal tear: Dear Jeanne, You probably had or are having a posterior vitreous detachment and do not worry. It is a normal and expected event at your age; it is often accompanied by a change in floaters. You must, however, be seen by an eye doctor to have your retina...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: sunglasses, mitch axelrod, plastic lens
mitch axelrod, plastic lens, uv protection: Hi Iman, that info is about the frame, and doesn t tell anything about the lenses. But if the lenses are made of plastic, they are fine and will protect and filter plenty of UV, regardless of the tint. Most of the labeling about UV protection is market...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Trouble With New Glasses, no line bifocals, old glasses
no line bifocals, old glasses, distance vision: Dear Stan, I read your query several times, and fail to understand how from being Myopic you can become Non myopic in a course of 3 weeks...this is what I understood. The only reason is that the numbers were / are wrong. It would make sense to get the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Uveitis and dental infection, root canal treatment, dental infection
root canal treatment, dental infection, vasudev: Dear Dr Vasudev, Yes, Uveitis is caused by any source of infection. This triggers the inflammatory process in the eyes as well. Please read more about this on http://www.shroffeye.org/uveitis.htm I cannot recall any journal offhand, but hope the above...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vertigo, light headed and eyes, reading glasses, ent doctor
reading glasses, ent doctor, far vision: Dear sandy, the reading glasses are for near work only. It is possible that wearing the readers only and trying to see distant focuses from them can make you feel giddy. Try and cultivate a habit of using them at specific places, wear it in a cord...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Visual Distortion Astigmatism, optimal vision, visual distortion
optimal vision, visual distortion, normal vision: Dear Samantha, The only thing is that although you will be fine without glasses, without wearing them for daily tasks, you will take longer to adjust to the same. You may want to send your specatcle refraction or numbers for me to understand your powers....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision problem aftre reading, ithaca ny, wrong prescription
ithaca ny, wrong prescription, dear peter: Dear Peter, You may be using a wrong prescription due to which you may be straining your eyes, or straining your eyes in general due to which you take time for a different focus. What may help is taking frequent breaks from near work, looking away for...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision problems, cant aford, visual clarity
cant aford, visual clarity, first few days: Dear Keelie, I can understand your concerns regarding visual clarity. Yes, the vision is hazy for the first few days, but routine daily work can be started from Day 2 or 3. Now, this depends also on individual s healing pattern and in your case if...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision problems, jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology
jaipur india, institute of ophthalmology, india www: Dear Enza, Too little information to actually reach a diagnosis !! Squiggly lines- could be a problem with your macula (retina) Kindly consult an eye doctor as soon as possible ! I hope this answers your query. Regards Dr. Anshu Sahai Dr.R.M.Sahai...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: visual disturbances, ocular migraine, eye specialists
ocular migraine, eye specialists, disembarkment syndrome: Dear Lesley, I know that you have visited eye specialists and they think that this could be ocular migraine...could be. However, seeing the summary of all symptoms who you need to see is a good neurologist since this could be beyond the eye. Do not...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Weak retina, comprehensive eye care, hello doctor
comprehensive eye care, hello doctor, refractive surgeon: Dear Vikas, I know that this is a big crossroad for you. Yes, you need to see a good eye specialist. A multidisciplinary appraoch is indicated considering your histroy and age. A retinal expert needs to examine your eyes and make a diagnosis. A good...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: should i wear glasses, eye sight, shroff
eye sight, shroff, ophth: Dear Anubhav, Its a very small number. You may not require this number for routine or near work, also computers, but when you drive in the night then your vision may be sharper and you more comfortable. Hope this helps. Regards, Dr Anand Shroff,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ?, computer vision syndrome, eye exercises
computer vision syndrome, eye exercises, refractive surgeon: Yes, it is possible that there was some foreign particles stuck to the lenses. If using lenses you have to be very careful with its use and cleaning regimen. Read more about the tips to use lenses correctly on www.shroffeye.org Also if the redness persists...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 2 years of eye strain & no glasses that work, head tension, computer glasses
head tension, computer glasses, sleep medicine: Dear Anne, Thank you for your detailed e mail. It would be very difficult to advise any chenge in lifestyle or suggest wearing prescriptions without being able to examine your eyes. Only a good eye center where you can follow up with the changes that...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 5 year old's eye exam, free eye exam, first time mom
free eye exam, first time mom, optometry association: Dear Leah, I m going to say something not so nice. Well, I think asking a doctor to do an eye exam for free, unless you are poor, would be just like going to your regular doctor and expecting a free exam unless you re sick...and not even having symptoms....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 5 year old son blurred vision and pupil small, mitch axelrod, eye exam
mitch axelrod, eye exam, 7 seconds: Hi Sandi, Yes, have his eyes examined and expect he doctor to use drops that will dilate his pupils. You describe what might be a spasm of accommodation that would explain the small pupil together with blur. He may need glasses to help or not, but only...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My 6 yr old is slightly near sighted and has poor depth perception, depth perception test, ocular misalignment
depth perception test, ocular misalignment, mitch axelrod: Dear Amanda, A six year old such as your son may easily have trouble with the subtle depth perception test. Yet his eye alignment was undoubtedly checked for any obvious eye misalignment and is OK. That s why no reason for the lack of depth perception...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: anti EMI Coating, mitch axelrod, reflection coating
mitch axelrod, reflection coating, cr 39: Dear Ari, I don t know what an EMI coating is, but I will assume it is an antireflection coating. EMI for spectacles may be a marketing ploy. Understand that they want to use polycarbonate or Trivex because is it less prone to cracking in a drill mount...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Bright lights, ophthalmic migraine, mitch axelrod
ophthalmic migraine, mitch axelrod, ocular migraine: Hi Judi, Search google for ophthalmic migraine or ocular migraine and you will be reassured. It by definition is not a headache, but only the visual disturbance. Migraine refers to a vascular cause of symptoms; there are many migraine equivalents ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Burning when Contacts are out, contact lens care, acuvue 2
contact lens care, acuvue 2, dry eyes: Dear John, You could possibly be having dry eyes or even an underlying allergy of the eyes. It would be best to have it checked fom an eye doctor. Meanwhile using some lubricating eye drops before retiring may help. Choose one (available over the counter)...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: CONTACTS, mitch axelrod, left eye
mitch axelrod, left eye: Hi Suzanne, so the right didn t change, but the left went from -1 to -.5; now the right is the weaker eye: you flipped. If left is now blurrier than the right with the new contacts, and it used to be as good or better, then maybe it was reduced too much....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lens wearing time, acuvue oasys, silicone hydrogel lens
acuvue oasys, silicone hydrogel lens, mitch axelrod: You re welcome Brian, I like Aquify and Renu both. Lots of people like Optifree and Complete also. As long as there is zero stinging, all are fine. Again, based on your individual tear chemistry, you might find a favorite. So try different ones, one at...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: About my daughter's eye sight, mitch axelrod, eye sight
mitch axelrod, eye sight, eye exam: Hi Abha, Yes it will likely increase as your daughter grows. You don t say how old she is but she will probably stabilize in her latter teens/twenties. Generally most highly nearsighted people stop at around -10 or so, but even -12 is not uncommon though...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dilated pupils, pupil constriction, mitch axelrod
pupil constriction, mitch axelrod, pupil size: Hi Peggy, The answer is maybe. When a person exerts focusing effort and/or converges the eyes to look at something up close, the pupil constrict somewhat. But most pupil constriction is due to increased light levels. Things like emotion can also affect...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dizziness, chase scenes, prescription glasses
chase scenes, prescription glasses, high blood pressure: Dear Carol, Try not to focus on the objects which are moving very fast as it is natural for anyone to feel dizzy. In your case it may be more enhanced than others but does not mean that there is something wrong there. Also, just to be safe get a good...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: double vision for 18 months now, detached retina, nerve problem
detached retina, nerve problem, ski patrolman: Hi Kent, Wow. At first I thought you had true double vision perhaps from a muscle or nerve damage due to the impact, but you ruled that out by seeing double monocularly: which by definition is an optical issue, not neurological. So you either have an extra...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: EYES PROBLEMS POSSIBLY MANIFEST SYSTEMICALLY, beth israel med, sternum pain
beth israel med, sternum pain, pyogenic granuloma: Dear raymond, It sounds like some immunological disorder is underlying the inflammatory responses. The signs, symptoms and tests listed on www.shroffeye.org for Episcleritis and Uveitis may help. The list on www.pathologylabindia.com for this may...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Poke from finger, mitch axelrod, antibiotic ointment
mitch axelrod, antibiotic ointment, hi chris: Hi Chris, First: Never patch an eye that doesn t have an antibiotic ointment onboard. It would make for a perfect environment for an infection. The conjunctival injury will heal, but we usually give an antibiotic ointment. If you have insurance, see your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye problem, nerve supply, safer side
nerve supply, safer side, allergys: Dear Cathy, It is very common to find that source of infection in the eye is a bad tooth...though it sounds unlikely. this is because of some common nerve supply etc. You are on the right track. Use the drops as prescribed. Also get the dental focus...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye redness not going away after months!, mitch axelrod, dangerous side effects
mitch axelrod, dangerous side effects, baby shampoo: Hi Connor, I agree with you. If a steroid is truly needed, which I doubt, there are safer ones with less dangerous side effects like Lotemax. Have your tried simple lubricating drops? Sometimes red eyes are hard to diagnose, but shotgunning with combo antibiotic/steroid...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Swelling and other problems, mitch axelrod, benadryl
mitch axelrod, benadryl, antihistamine: Hello Keithley, Assuming her vision is unchanged and there is not significant pain, it sounds like she had an acute allergic reaction which might be improving by the time you read this. If it is, you can use allergy drops from the store and an antihistamine...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyes, shroff, laser technology
shroff, laser technology, anand: Dear Lala, By your numbers alone, yes your power is treatable. But many factors have to be considered for eligibility. You may want to read on the latest laser technology available on www.lasikindia.in to give you a better understanding of this process....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye, translation
translation: Depending on the ability of the observer, a normal eye without the correction at distance would see around 20/50. this question has been answered and explained a few times by myself and others. Don t confuse the power of a lens with the ability of a person...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye exam, optic nerve diseases, nerve fiber layer
optic nerve diseases, nerve fiber layer, nerve tissue: Hi Colleen, When we examine for glaucoma we do two basic things: test the inflation pressure of the eyeball called Intraocular Pressure, or IOP and look at the appearance of the head of the optic nerve at the back of the eye called the disc. Looking...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: One eye larger than the other (not bulging), mitch axelrod, thyroid disease
mitch axelrod, thyroid disease, visine: Hi Francis. Well of course I m going to suggest that you see your eye doctor. While I doubt such a fast change as overnight can be from thyroid disease and it sounds like you simply had a reaction to one of the ingredients of the eyedrop, your history needs...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye question, mitch axelrod, base curve
mitch axelrod, base curve, diameter base: Glasses need only the lens powers prescribed. Contact lenses need brand, model, power, diameter, base curve, and sometimes other details like material depending on the exact lens being prescribed. Contacts need to be fit to be sure they perform properly...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye test results, mitch axelrod, cheap readers
mitch axelrod, cheap readers, reading glasses: Hi Tammy, First, if you don t have symptoms that in your opinion are worth the glasses, don t bother. There is not any concern about medical/health issues, only vision/comfort. Within a few years you will want them. You can usually find the cheap readers...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: anti EMI Coating, uv protection, radiation
Ophthalmology & Optometry: anti EMI Coating, uv protection, radiation, electro magnetic interference

Ophthalmology & Optometry: flashing lights in eyes, benign problem, windshield wiper
Ophthalmology & Optometry: flashing lights in eyes, benign problem, windshield wiper, eye doctor

Ophthalmology & Optometry: tear duct, nose spray, nasonex
Ophthalmology & Optometry: tear duct, nose spray, nasonex, sneeze

Ophthalmology & Optometry: flashing lights in eyes, mitch axelrod, c shape
mitch axelrod, c shape, persistent symptoms: Hi Erika, I m not sure what you mean by the other worman, but if the symptom of flashing lights is in one eye it can be caused by the retina moving. Pulling, tearing, or detaching of the retina can give a flash of light. So the retina needs to be checked....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Gunnar Optiks, mitch axelrod, antireflection
mitch axelrod, antireflection, term option: Hello Neil, I checked out the website. What a load. But nice slightly yellow or pink lenses with a good antireflection coating may be nice. But the hype is so extreme, it s hard to take. I always suggest first things first: Make sure you have an accurate...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 'Keystoning' in new reading glasses, spectacle lenses, keystoning
spectacle lenses, keystoning, true shape: Hi Jim, You re noticing a problem due to the unavoidable magnification problems of spectacle lenses. Read a little about astigmatism so you understand it. Also understand that what a lens does is based on the lens material s refractive index, lens thickness,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: keratoconus, corneal ring segments, dear liz
corneal ring segments, dear liz, shroff: Dear Liz, One anyways needs to wait for about 6 to 8 months after C3R for stability of the cornea. Instead of PRK to remove your numbers which may result in weakening the cornea, you can consider other options like Corneal Ring Segments etc. however...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lamellar hole, argon laser, term prognosis
argon laser, term prognosis, retinal specialist: Dear Helene, The lamellar holes are wek areas in the retina, these sometimes do fine with Argon laser. You are on the right track as this comes under the speciality of a retinal specialist. Please arrange to meet one at the earliest. Best regards,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: how long, poor posture, good posture
poor posture, good posture, proper lighting: Dear Sebastijan, Reading books does not induce numbers. If you are feeling any eye strain it coud also be because of reading in poor light or dueto poor posture. You can read continuously till you feel tired and then take a break. Frequent breaks may...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lost vision, corrective glasses, drinking antifreeze
corrective glasses, drinking antifreeze, optic nerve: Dear Raquel, The vision can change due to many factors. It is more important that your care is multi disciplinary. Yes, corrective glasses can be tried if it gains lines of vision and seeing a good eye specialist will definitely help you. Best, Dr...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: maculopathy, mitch axelrod, fluorescein angiogram
mitch axelrod, fluorescein angiogram, radiation therapist: Hi Jasmin, You are describing what is called central serous maculopathy or CSR for short. It usually resolves with little permanent vision loss. If it does not improve over the next couple of weeks, see a retinal specialist because sometimes they do a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: narrow angles, shroff, ophth
shroff, ophth, narrow angle: Dear Yvette, yes, it seems that you do have Glaucoma. There are different types and narrow angle is one of them. You may want to read more about it on www.shroffeye.org as there is a lot of useful information there on Glaucoma. Hope this helps, Regards,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: new script, eye strain and headaches, mitch axelrod
eye strain and headaches, mitch axelrod, old glasses: Hi Chris, depending on your age, you may not be able to tolerate full strength glasses at near, or they could be wrong. The only way to know is to go back to the prescribing doctor and ask for his opinion. Don t want for something in between, get the right...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: optic chiasmal compression, elongated uvula, constant thirst
elongated uvula, constant thirst, eyes sensitive to light: Dear Marsha, You seem to be following the systematic approach. The treating physician usually advises what you need based on the examination findings. I think that more light will be thrown after the neuro ophthal s opinion. Best Dr Anand Shroff ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Path to becoming an optometrist, becoming an optometrist, bachelors degree
becoming an optometrist, bachelors degree, optometry school: Dear Laurie, Congratulations on your decision. You will have to address this query to a local auhtority as rules are different in different countries. We are based in India and it may not be applicable to you. Best, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH),...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Problem with new glasses, mitch axelrod, good vision
mitch axelrod, good vision, optician: Hi Steve, Well what s up with that is that apparantly the eyes aren t, as we say, balanced. So go back to the optician, make sure they are made according to the Rx, and if so back to the doc for a recheck. Possibly one eye is under or over prescribed...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Her prescription has improved?, mitch axelrod, worn glasses
mitch axelrod, worn glasses, eye test: Hi Lesley, You don t give much detail as to what the Rx was/is or the exact change. I m not sure what you mean by astigmatism in both eyes and both eyes are completely different sight wise . A person s Rx can change over time. If the Rx was mild, it...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: progressive myopia, progressive myopia, myopia
progressive myopia, myopia, shroff: Dear Sheena, An ophthalmologist has to diagnose this condition for you, you should not jump to any conclusions based on internet search. Also, it may help to visit www.shroffeye.org where the exercises are listed. Hope this helps, Regards, Dr Shroff...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: purple spots on outer corner of eye, purple spot, purple spots
purple spot, purple spots, eye examination: Dear Shannon, It is difficult to answer your query without an eye examination. Some spots of course are natural pimentation which can just crop up but are harmless and only needs you to monitor that they do not change in nature. However, it is best...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Recurrent red puffy eyes, mitch axelrod, self concious
mitch axelrod, self concious, subconjunctival hemorrhage: If the blood spot is a simple subconjunctival hemorrhage , it will take days or 1-2 weeks to go away, don t worry about it. Google that term for images. But get your eye examined to try to find out why it is getting red and having a discharge often. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: restasis and artifical tears, mitch axelrod, restasis
mitch axelrod, restasis, ears: Hi Debbie, You may be allergic to an ingredient of one or both drops, it isn t necessarily a side effect; even if it is, the approach is the same. Stop both, see if symptoms resolve. If so, start one drop not both and see if symptoms recur. If not, stop...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Left/right eye image size difference, cataract removal, visual acuity
cataract removal, visual acuity, cataract surgery: Dear Colen, As time passes your near focus number changes and this requires a change in prescription. In your case it may be similar, that is a change in prescription may help you better. It would be advisable to visit an eye clinic as dialy wortk with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: scratched lens, mitch axelrod, ar coatings
mitch axelrod, ar coatings, optician: It s my understanding that virtually all lenses come with an anti-scratch coating these days. Many come with anti-reflection coatings (extra $$ but really good optics) and they have different durabilities. But all the AR coatings can scratch more easily...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I got something stuck behind my eye?, corneal abrasion, fiberglass insulation
corneal abrasion, fiberglass insulation, shroff: Dear Stephen, You could have a corneal abrasion. This means a slight scratch on the front surface of your eye which constantly feels like someting is in there and can cause the eyes to tear, sting etc. You should not rub your eyes as it may get worse....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Toric to spherical?, mitch axelrod, hello doctor
mitch axelrod, hello doctor, spherical lenses: Hi Frances, Yes you could switch to a sperical with a little blur as the result similar to wearing a lens that s a little too weak. No damage resulting, and the inaccurate lens won t induce any change. But the question is which lens to put you in. You...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: tear duct, sinus infections, nasal congestion
sinus infections, nasal congestion, nasal passage: Dear Amy, There is no surgery required, simple steps like blowing gently, pressing on the corner of the eyes (junction of the nose and the inner part of the eyes) Hope this helps, Regards, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH), FICS www.lasikindia.in www.shroffeye.or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Understanding a perscription, mitch axelrod, what this means
mitch axelrod, what this means, lens material: Hi Carolyn, First I don t know what unrefined means. Perhaps it means it s OK to use a lens about that power b/c the patient s left eye is weak and can t see perfectly anyway. Otherwise I have no idea. And if you do have a weak eye, you should have polycarbonate...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Visual Disturbances after Optic Neuritis, optic neuritis, seperate incidents
optic neuritis, seperate incidents, neurological issues: Dear Michelle, You need to have a multidisciplinary approach. See an eye doctor for ruling out any coincidental problems to rule out retina problems. Also a good physician / neurologist should keep a check of your symptoms, run some checks as to why...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My 8 year old daughter, bifocals, glasses
bifocals, glasses: It is not uncommon to prescribe bifocals for children. This usually means they need 2 different powers or strengths in their glasses. On prescription for near and one for distance. Often children need more power up close than for far; by giving them a bifocal,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 8 year old girl, mitch axelrod, naked eyes
mitch axelrod, naked eyes, lazy eye: Hi again Alison, Well the new rx is stronger but the difference between the eyes is not great. It is enough difference to note, but not worrisome. I would get the glasses and recheck but 5 mos is too long if she is having trouble adapting to the glasses....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 8 year old girl, mitch axelrod, visual acuity
mitch axelrod, visual acuity, treatment regimen: Hello Allison, I believe your daughter has unaided visual acuity of .15 each eye which equals 20/133 (not exactly on out American chart, but between 20/100 and 20/150). If the prescription is accurate I would expect her naked eyes to see better and perhaps...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Adaptaion to spectacles!!!, shadow images, light image
shadow images, light image, dear doctor: Dear Bertram, I think that I have advised you in the past, that the pain that you are currently experiencing may notbe related to the eyes and you will need to physically get yourself examined by a good physician to know the cause of the same. the net consultations...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Axis, eye test, eye examination
eye test, eye examination, shroff: Dear Lyne, The axis number means that you have a cylindrical error whch was in 15 degrees and is now at 5 degrees. What is more important is that you read 20/20 or 6/6 with the numbers or prescription given regardless of the axis. Hope this helps, Best,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: axes in astigmatism, mitch axelrod, prism diopters
mitch axelrod, prism diopters, protractor: Hi Eugen, Yes, zero is the same as 180, you never see zero, you see 180 written. But 10 is not 170. it is exactly like the protractor you used in geometry. it starts horizontally at 0 and rotates counterclocwise to vertical which is 90 and then past 150...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: What is axis?, mitch axelrod, using a protractor
mitch axelrod, using a protractor, maximum power: Makarand, Most lenses used for glasses have a different focusing power depending on the direction or angle examined across the surface. There is a maximum power and a minimum power perpendicular to it. We specify the maximum and minimum. For example the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Black Eye, mitch axelrod, focal spot
mitch axelrod, focal spot, bug bite: Hi Kim, Bug bites or other infections generally cause redness and have a focal spot of tenderness. Since you do not know what happened to explain it, you need to have it examined. The blood is coming from that area or above and draining down. I would not...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Black shadows in my eyes, mitch axelrod, tiny specks
mitch axelrod, tiny specks, eye doc: Hello Synthia, I don t have any reason to think you re going blind. Especially since it s been happening for so long without serious and worsening problems as time went on. You describe something like what are called ophthalmic migraines or ocular migraines....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blurry vision with coloured lenses, mitch axelrod, coloured contact lenses
mitch axelrod, coloured contact lenses, coloured lenses: Hi Emily, Did you see an eye doctor or contact lens fitter for the fitting or just get them without a formal examination? The lens fit needs to be assessed to be sure they fit properly and are therefore safe. Sometimes the coloring of the contacts gets in...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My Childs eye exam, mitch axelrod, visual acuity
mitch axelrod, visual acuity, childs eye: Hi Diane, We try to obtain visual acuity before anything else using letters if possible, or other means like the tumbling E. At 4 it may not be very accurate, but we try. But generally we then use objective measures of refraction: finding out if she is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contacts and Halos Around Lights, monovision contact lenses, lens specialist
monovision contact lenses, lens specialist, halos around lights: Dear Nannette, The haloes may not have been due to some problem with the contacts but probably because your numbers were not being fully corrected. You need to visit a contact lens specialist for this, and from a trial they will be able to help you out...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contacts and Halos Around Lights, bifocal contact lenses, contact lens prescription
bifocal contact lenses, contact lens prescription, monovision contact lenses: There are no monovision contact lenses . Monovision is just using normal contact lenses in a unique way (one eye distance Rx, other eye near Rx). Your halos were most likely caused be an incorrect setup with your contact lens prescription. You should check...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract surgery, mitch axelrod, cataract surgery
mitch axelrod, cataract surgery, eye irritation: Hi again, Test yourself at by looking at a streetlight with each eye separately wearing your glasses. Perhaps the cataract eye is troubling but the operated eye is OK. If the operated eye is troubling then go to the optometrist and ask if they can improve...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: What would cause severe vision loss in a short time?, corneal topography, nervous habit
corneal topography, nervous habit, finger in my eye: Actually one of the original theories behind keratoconus had to do with eye rubbing (especially during sleep). They now believe there are many other causes, but eye rubbing is always included as one of the causes. You should visit a corneal specialist to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dot on eye, mitch axelrod, ear bud
mitch axelrod, ear bud, black dot: Hi Lizelle, I don t quite understand what you mean when you say you can t see or feel it at all but then you say you can remove it. At worst it is an accumulation of debris, the source of which may be discharge from your eyelids as well as makeup. So first...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dizziness for 2 years, eye doctors, lens test
eye doctors, lens test, cover test: Vertical Heterophoria Syndrome is not something new, just a new marketing name for something that s been known about for a very long time. The tests to detect this should be routinely done, but there are a lot of eye doctors (especially ophthalmologists)...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye blurrinees problem?, mitch axelrod, sinus problems
mitch axelrod, sinus problems, reading glasses: Hi Brittney, I am concerned if the left eye cannot see clearly at any distance with or without lenses: If it an see clearly somehow, whether at near/intermediate/far using or not glasses, I think you should just call your eye doctor Monday. But if your eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye & Headache, mitch axelrod, mild headache
mitch axelrod, mild headache, lighting source: Hi Hari, Sorry I can t tell from your description what exactly is wrong. Please see your eye doctor to check your numbers and if nothing is found see your general doctor for a checkup. It may not be your eyes/vision at all. Or it could be a problem with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye injury I think?, cornea specialist, caucasian female
cornea specialist, caucasian female, eye dr: Dear Erika, Considering the details that you have sent us, you need to show this to an eye specialist preferably a cornea specialist to make sure that there is no underlying corneal injury which makes you have the sensation of poking on and off and if...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye irritation, flax seed oil, mitch axelrod
flax seed oil, mitch axelrod, threshold of pain: Hi Nada, I do not truly know the exact cause of your symptoms though it is a common complaint. Eye doctors usually say you have dry eye but that isn t the whole truth. It also has to do with the quality of the tear film and your particular threshold of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye lightening, melanin production, methyl sulfonyl methane
melanin production, methyl sulfonyl methane, glutathione: I think only some harsh words will get this point across to you. Whoever led you to believe that this may be safe is an idiot, and it is quite moronic on your part to even attempt this. You are not realizing that there are more things involved than just...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Nerve Palsy, cranial nerve palsy, cardinal positions
cranial nerve palsy, cardinal positions, cranial nerves: Doesn t sound like your optometrist did a complete job of checking the cranial nerves. She should do a cover test in all cardinal positions of gaze. All optometrists are trained in checking cranial nerves as well. If she doesn t remember how to do the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyes Twitch, mitch axelrod, benign condition
mitch axelrod, benign condition, vision problems: hi Jaye, On the one hand having it for many years is reassuring, on the other a change in its pattern/frequency is not. Though it is likely a benign condition, it could be related to seizures or even less likely a tumor. Those are the worrisome considerations...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye discomfort, mitch axelrod, eye discomfort
mitch axelrod, eye discomfort, antibiotic ointment: Hi Ellen, He can take aspirin or motrin, etc. for the pain, he can rinse out the eye in case any dirt has been scraped in and put in some antibiotic ointment if you have any but don t patch the eye if you don t. Good idea to see the eye doctor, hope he feels...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye irritating, mitch axelrod, dry eye syndrome
mitch axelrod, dry eye syndrome, irritated eyes: Hello Buba, You very likely have dry eye syndrome. We re never really sure why it happens. Make sure you are well hydrated, use sunglasses outdoors, and most importantly use lubricating for dry/irritated eyes eye drops from the store. Don t use get...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Farsidedness in a 4 year old, pupil dilation, marcus gunn
pupil dilation, marcus gunn, optomologist: A reading of +5.00 and +4.75 is really the same when you talk about farsightedness in kids. The medication should not have caused any change to this reading. If your son is not wearing glasses yet, he absolutely should be. At his age, he is at a high risk...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Very hard time keeping eye glass lenses clean, alcohol
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Very hard time keeping eye glass lenses clean, alcohol

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Is surgery possible to make a blind eye look straight?, diabetes 2, opthamologist
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Is surgery possible to make a blind eye look straight?, diabetes 2, opthamologist, misalignment

Ophthalmology & Optometry: field vision, mitch axelrod, continuous arc
mitch axelrod, continuous arc, concentric circles: hi Chris, It simply means you need to have a continuous arc from side to side the angle of which is minimum 120 degrees. It is whle looking at a point straight ahead and allowing your peripheral vision to view from side to side: you don t move your eyes....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis, mitch axelrod, disposable lenses
mitch axelrod, disposable lenses, returning to college: Hi Melanie, GPC is not as often seen today because of disposable lenses. I would suspect you were overwearing old/dirty contacts that you didn t rub to clean. Don t believe the no rub claims. So do as your doc said, and it should improve over the next...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Very hard time keeping eye glass lenses clean, eye glass lenses, mitch axelrod
eye glass lenses, mitch axelrod, soft toothbrush: Hi Chris, Try using a tiny amount of dishwashing liquid soap and hot water and a VERY soft toothbrush and mostly using you fingers on the lenses and the brush in the area where the lens meets the frame clean it up and rinse it in hot water and shake it...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: inside corner of eye is yellow, pinguecula, eye exam
pinguecula, eye exam, optometrist: More than likely it is a Pinguecula and is a common finding on the eye. It is basically the eye s reaction to protecting itself from wind/sun/elements exposure. Here s a link to some more info: http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/pinguecula.htm ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: "jumping" of eyes, mitch axelrod, optic nerves
mitch axelrod, optic nerves, s finger: Hi Di, you may be describing endpoint nystagmus or gaze evoked nystagmus which is common. Google those terms. If that s not it, you probably won t get much more than reassurance since the CT scan was normal. Some visual systems aren t perfect. I don...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: LASIK and Horner's syndrome, LASIK and unequal pupil size
LASIK and unequal pupil size: Dear Brian, Unfortunately there is not enough data to connect Horner s syndrome and LASIK, although in my practice I have seen one case which had unequal pupil size after LASIK but not Horner s syndrome. Horner s can be congenital or acquired (trauma,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lasik please, LASIK, cost of LASIK
LASIK, cost of LASIK, complications and side effects of LASIK: Dear Yehia, The safety and success of LASIK, free from side effects and complications depends on a combination of factors which include the laser technology being used, the doctors skill and experience and even your eye data. It is therefore very important...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lenses, mitch axelrod, color fringes
mitch axelrod, color fringes, polycarbonate lenses: The aspheric design has a more well designed curvature to its surface to make for a better image and less distortion. Polycarbonate is a poor optical material (it used to be used only as a safety material as its optical properties weren t as good as regular...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Mild astigmatism: Should I get toric lenses?, mitch axelrod, bausch lomb
mitch axelrod, bausch lomb, far objects: Hello Deepali, there are no contacts with .25 cyl because it it too little to notice or worry about. It does not explain the blur so go back to your eye doctor to figure out why you are blurry. Whatever doctor prescribed your contacts should be able to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: myopia, nightlight, nightlights
nightlight, nightlights, myopia: You mean the study about nightlights. You should also read the studies that proved otherwise, and the articles that also described the numerous errors in the study. Basically the nightlight study has been disproved by other studies, and now is considered...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New glasses perscription, worrysome results, old glasses, eyestrain
old glasses, eyestrain, optometrist: Hi Casey, Glasses will not cause blood vessels to break. Mild eyestrain may be causing some dryness and redness, there is no way for me to tell. It may be a simple matter of adjusting to the new Rx. Only the Dr. who prescribed the glasses can tell you for...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New lenses, progressive bifocals, mitch axelrod
progressive bifocals, mitch axelrod, cataract surgeon: Hello Katherine, The numbers you wrote are not possible: there is no .05 and the .25 needs a sign, but I think I know what you meant. There is power in the top, as no power is written as Pl standing for plano and nothing else. Anyway, go to an optometrist...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: new Rx but still can't see clearly, mitch axelrod, old glasses
mitch axelrod, old glasses, optical center: Hi Debbie, It simply sounds like you either the Rx is weak or off axis or the lens material has changed (perhaps to a high index or worse polycarbonate)? So let the optician carefully compare the two pr of glasses and consider not just the Rx but the fit...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optic Nerve, inflation pressure, eye pressure
inflation pressure, eye pressure, eye doc: Hi Kim Lea, I think I can explain what is going on. First understand that glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve usually due to high inflation pressure of the eyeball. It s called intraocular pressure. At his repeatedly normal pressure, normal visual...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: prescription for glasses, no line bifocals, mitch axelrod
no line bifocals, mitch axelrod, private store: Hi again Katherine, I think the OS is +0.25, not to so your naked eyes are practically perfect for distance. Yes easy to make progressives and the optometrist at sears would likely be fine, let them know you had a recent exam with an ophthalmologist and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: question about eyeglass RX, mitch axelrod, poor eye
mitch axelrod, poor eye, lens material: Hi Joe, Balance means the lens prescription doesn t matter, so long as it is around the same power as the other eye s so as to balance the frame on the nose. It is used for an blind or functionally poor eye that doesn t care what the lens is. So specify...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retinal detachment, detached retina, retinal detachment
detached retina, retinal detachment, jerky movements: Dear Bill, Yes, retinal recovery is usually prolonged and does take time. It is important however that in the interim period you follow the advise of the doctor and do not do any sudden jerky movements like jumping, ride a bumpy road etc. Best to rest for...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: right glasses prescription?, mitch axelrod, better hope
mitch axelrod, better hope, eye doctor: Dependng on your age, it may be the prescription or not. It may be the optics of the glasses and not the Rx. More likely the optics and not the Rx, and it could even be both. Only way for you to know is to get the glasses made to the same power as the contact...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Spots and lines when blinking, grey dots, eye fluid
grey dots, eye fluid, opthomologist: Dear Jess, Im not sure if a dilated retinal check was conducted for your symptoms, this needs to be done to rule out any pathological retinal issues. If retina is found to be normal, then your symptoms could be that of a floater. Please look up this...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Strabismus and lasik surgery, mitch axelrod, eye exercises
mitch axelrod, eye exercises, cosmetic appearance: HI Elijah, No, Lasik won t help or hurt. It does nothing more than glasses or contact lenses can do: it clears your vision but does nothing for eye movement. The only way to help keep the eye from turning is to try to use it and use it along with the good...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: silver eye floaters, vitreous separation, fundus exam
vitreous separation, fundus exam, signs of glaucoma: It is rare at your age to have any ocular symptoms of high blood pressure. Your symptoms are probably due to a posterior vitreous separation, but they could also be due to an early retinal detachment. Being very nearsigthed puts you at an increased risk...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Is surgery possible to make a blind eye look straight?, mitch axelrod, pediatric ophthalmologists
mitch axelrod, pediatric ophthalmologists, eye muscle surgery: Hi Sharon, Pediatric ophthalmologists are the kind of eye doctor for you to ask. Assuming the eye is otherwise healthy, eye muscle surgery would aim the eye generally straight. But the eye would likely wander over time because there is no feedback for the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: understanding prescription, mitch axelrod, retinal detachment
mitch axelrod, retinal detachment, myopia: Hi, After converting your old +cylinder form Rx to the newer -cylinder form it becomes exactly the same, no difference at all. We give whatever prescription helps to see the best. Your prescription is almost all astigmatism, a moderately high amount, and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my vision, distance vision, left eye
distance vision, left eye, mohammed: Hi Mohammed, Here in the US we go by the 20/20 or what is called Snellen Acuity. I do not know how to convert the numbers you provided and would not even begin to know how without the type of acuity you are refering to, sorry. I will say though your Rx...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Watering Eye, glamour magazine, watering eye
glamour magazine, watering eye, mitch axelrod: Hi Chassidy, The excess tearing is probably a response to a dry or otherwise irritated eye. The tears can actually irritate the skin. Use lubricating for dry eye drops (not for red eyes) and maybe use a tiny bit of over the counter hydrocortisone ointment...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: When to wear glasses, mitch axelrod, prescription glasses
mitch axelrod, prescription glasses, better than yesterday: Use or non-use of the glasses will not in any way affect the health or outcome of your eyes. They will not make you more or less dependent,etc. But you can certainly have better vision, or more comfortable vision or affect a headache etc. by using them....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 2 yr old diagnosed with accommodative esotropia, hand eye coordination, pediatric ophthalmologist
hand eye coordination, pediatric ophthalmologist, tiny things: If your daughter is +6.00 and is crossing her eyes, she definitely needs glasses. The glasses are not needed because she can t see, but because when a person is very farsighted like that, it takes way too much effort to focus and the eyes cannot work together....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 8-year-old eye exam, diopter lens, eyechart
diopter lens, eyechart, exam question: Hi again, You should discuss all issues with the doctor. You son may be moderately hyperopic and the doctor decided to give him a fraction of the Rx. Modifying prescdriptions is common and sometimes indicated. So you can t assume the 1 Diopter lens is 100%...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 90 year old Mother, cornea transplant, doctor appointments
cornea transplant, doctor appointments, cosopt: Well, let s not jump to conclusions about this unless and until your eye doctor says it is your only option for relieving her discomfort. But I believe the eye could be removed (remember I am not a surgeon) without much risk to your mother s health. An artificial...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Anasocoria, anisocoria
anisocoria: Uneven pupils are seen in normal population about 20 % incidences. Ruling out certain reasons like use of some medications, some inherent eye problems etc will determine the cause if any. Dear Colleen, In some cases medications could be a predisposing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Axis altered for convenient ordered??, contact lens prescription, contact lens trial
contact lens prescription, contact lens trial, base curve: Dear Karoline, One cannot order a contact lens prescription without a contact lens trial. You need elements like Base Curve diameter etc. Please ask your treating optometrist to check which lens suits you, as many could have similar prescription but...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: allergies, allergy eye drops, itchy watery eyes
allergy eye drops, itchy watery eyes, optition: Dear Sammy, treating allergies permanently is by working towards the cause. In your case since your allergy has been defined towards pets which you do not want to get rid of, you can only work towards treating the symptoms as and when they happen with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blurry spot., floaters, vitreous detachment
floaters, vitreous detachment: Dear Charles, From your history and symptoms seems to me that this is a floater . It is a natural non- pathological change in the fluid of your eye, which slowly settles down, but a new one can come up. It is nothing to worry about and usually does...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blurry vision in left eye, eye exercise, diet changes
eye exercise, diet changes, routine lab: Dear Erin, You could be having blurred vision which is subjectively described but normal on the visual charts. This is when one has stress related headaches etc. The same will not probably need medication, but alternative therapies like eye exercise,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: babys pupils, pediatric ophthalmologist, coloboma
pediatric ophthalmologist, coloboma, vision loss: No, that is not really normal. There is no hurry but eventually you should take your baby to a pediatric ophthalmologist. Your baby may have a partial coloboma, a fairly harmless (usually) condition where parts of the eye did not fully form before birth....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blemis near the eyelash, eye lids, shroff
eye lids, shroff, eye clinic: Dear Rosita, Difficult to ascertain what this is without an eye check. But since you mention the location to be on the eye lids, apply some hot compress on this and it may settle down. It could be some allergy? If it is still present after a week,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blue sclera, cornea specialist, bluish colour
cornea specialist, bluish colour, osteogenesis imperfecta: Dear Sameera, Blue sclera could be heriditary and may not have been noticed by you earlier. only a doctor can diagnose if this bluish colour is actually a discoloration which has happened as a result of some external or internal factor. A good...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: broken blood vessels, broken blood vessels, broken blood vessels in the eye
broken blood vessels, broken blood vessels in the eye, blood vessels in the eye: I don t think you need to be concerned. The blood that leaks out of the blood vessel usually does spread out and move around after the initial event. Then it turns color - brown and yellow before going away. If the irritation is just mild, try putting artificial...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: C3R for mild keratoconus?, C3R, keratoconus treatment
C3R, keratoconus treatment, crosslinking: Dear Alex, Yes, we do advocate C3R. For me it is pointless to wait on a conditon which is known to progress. Keratoconus cannot be reversed, hence it would be more beneficial to do C3R in early stages when the vision is not that affected so that it stays...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataract, mitch axelrod, medical dictionary
mitch axelrod, medical dictionary, matter what type: Hello Devi, There are many kinds of cataracts based on the location, character, and density of the opacity. No matter what type or location, you basically wait until the patient complains enough and the opacity is visually limiting enough to warrant the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Change in vision in one eye with pain, glaucoma
glaucoma: Dear Sarah, If the eye pressure is high...then there are some steps which need to be done: 1. Determine why? as if it stays elevated, then a condition called Glaucoma needs to be diagnosed (it has some tests for this). 2. The elevated pressure needs...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Computer vision, neck strain, reading ability
neck strain, reading ability, shroff: Dear Allen, Instead of that make a separate pair for your computer use which also takes into consideration some amount of reading ability. Another one which takes care for while driving would be good. Verifocals are expensive but help adjust in one frame,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataracts, cataract
cataract: Dear Devi, The cataracts develop inside the eye and LASIK is done on the surface of the eye. So, LASIK will not disturb or change a cataract process, nor cause it. However, since today, for cataract one also addresses numbers, it is important to inform...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: clarification, base curve, old glasses
base curve, old glasses, new pair of glasses: Possible reasons for your problem are listed below: 1) are your sure both your old glasses and the new ones are made of high index material? Are you sure they are GLASS? We don t really use glass lenses in the US anymore. 2) Even if they are both...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: computer screen lighting, computer vision syndrome, best lighting
computer vision syndrome, best lighting, contrast controls: Dear Ray, Although I am not an expert on this, there are basics to follow and the room should be well lit preferably with a tube light. Please read more tips on www.shroffeye.org and under computer vision syndrome. Regards, Dr Shroff www.shroffeye.or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lens, reading glasses, reading numbers
reading glasses, reading numbers, shroff: Dear Pamela, Not knowing what powers you have been prescribed, I cannot guide you exactly. However, for reading numbers (which is due to age above 40 years and a natural process), Presbyopia is a process in which contact lenses are not advisable as these...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: controlled conscious REM, latter problems, grammar school
latter problems, grammar school, routine visit: Dear Brida, No, this will not cause any visual issues. However, it is not pleasant to do this movement as it is not a natural eye movement. So, just avoid doing it to show people or intrigue them. It may give rise to headaches etc, and you will always...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: corrective eye surgery, cornea specialist, corrective eye surgery
cornea specialist, corrective eye surgery, visual axis: Dear Tori, The scar seems to be out of the visual axis, if the scar does not interfere with your vision, you could go in for an evaluation for LASIK. However, one needs to chck if the scarring is not because of any keloid formation etc which may then...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Depth perception causes, mitch axelrod, pediatric ophthalmologist
mitch axelrod, pediatric ophthalmologist, depth perception: Hi Henry, I would think idea of piggybacking causing lack of depth perception preposterous. He may be too young to test first of all. And if he really does have lack of depth perception the reason can be found. It could be a crossed or lazy eye or such...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Discoloured eye whites., yeallow eyes
yeallow eyes: Dear Cody, This yellowish discoloration commonly happens in Hepatitis or Jaundice. Please visit a physician as soon as possible. Best, Dr Anand Shroff Shroff Eye Hospital-LASIK 222, S V Road, Bandra West Mumbai 400 050 India Phone:...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dislocated lens implant, dislocated IOL
dislocated IOL: Dear William, Yes, the lens can be dislocated due to trauma. However, re implanting another lens is the query? Dislocation requires a vitreo- retinal surgeon to remove the same and assess the situation for implanting another lens as various types are available....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Drooping eyelid, drooping eyelid, eye specialist
drooping eyelid, eye specialist, upper eyelid: Dear Lisa, He may need to be examined by an eye specialist first and if no eye related issues, probably a neurologist opinion may be required. However, an eye doctor can guide you best. This needs an examination, just the image does not give much...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Elevated Optic Discs, intense headaches, dull ache
intense headaches, dull ache, pulsations: The issue with the elevated discs is that there is concern you could have something behind your eyes (like a tumor) pressing the discs outward and causing pressure. IF there are venous pulsations, that is reassuring that there is not pressure from behind....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye blurriness, rigid gas permeable lenses, gas permeable lenses
rigid gas permeable lenses, gas permeable lenses, permeable materials: IF your contact lenses are rigid gas permeable lenses, then everything you describe is a somewhat common occurrence. The rigid lenses mold your eyes to their shape and when you stop wearing them the corneas gradually return to their normal shape. If your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Color Change?, eye colour change
eye colour change: Dear Ash, yes, this is normal for light coloured eyes which change in colour as they grow because the colour depends on the pigment. However, if the change happens at a later age, it is usually due to some medication etc which then needs to be seen by an...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye muscles, screening volunteers, health care provider
screening volunteers, health care provider, eye muscles: With all due respect to your school screeners, if your son already has glasses AND has had an eye exam within the last year, his eye doctor most likely would have told you if there were any concerns regarding his eye muscle balance. Often the screeners...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye pain while using lenses, contact lens problems, red eye
contact lens problems, red eye: Dear Bhaswati, Did you see the Shroff Eye centre in Mumbai or Delhi? If in Mumbai, I could check your records (we are not affiliated to the centre in Delhi). However, what you seem to be suffering from seems to be contact lens intolerance. This happens...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye prescription accuracy, eye prescription, eye doctors
eye prescription, eye doctors, distance vision: Dear Pearl, The changes are acceptable. In a person s late forties and fifties the number turns more positive and changes can happen in spherical and cylindrical powers. The eye is a fluid filled ball and any changes in the optics or shape can change...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye soreness, stye
stye: Dear Chris, This could be the start of a stye or an inflammation of the glands of the eye lid. Nothing serious. yes it can be painful so an oral anti inflammatory which usually wors for you will take care of the pain. But what really helps is applying...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyes focus differently, visual acuity chart, wrong prescription
visual acuity chart, wrong prescription, shroff: Hi Graham, The only way you will know if the prescription is correct is by knowing how much of the visual acuity chart you can read independently with each eye. This should be 20/20 in each eye with the prescription. If seeing less in one, then you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye discharge, eye discharge, eye centre
eye discharge, eye centre, shroff: Dear Gina, Yes could be an allergy or dry eyes. Use some safe over the counter lubricating eye drops for this for a few days, if it does not improve, then please visit an eye centre to rule out the start of any infection etc. Regards, Dr Shrof...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye flashes of light, flashes and floaters
flashes and floaters: Dear Linda, The dry eyes is not associated with the flashes of light. This is another entity insode the eyes and is not pathological. Sending you the link to read more about this and its tips. http://shroffeye.com/flashes-and-floaters-0 Best, ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye infection, ocular rosacea, corneal inflammation
ocular rosacea, corneal inflammation: Dear JWD, No this is not Herepes, but from the history, symptoms and your description seems to fit more as a diagnosis of ocular rosacea. You will need to see a good skin specialist for this. You can read more about this on the net (http://www.about-rosacea.com/ocular-rosacea.htm...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye irritating, computer vision syndrome, eye drop
computer vision syndrome, eye drop, shroff: Dear Buba, I presume you refer to computer related work. The cause could be a possible dry eye situation or allergy. Of course a visit to an optometrist would help differentiate between the two. meanwhile a simple lubricating eye drop should help....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye pain, stye
stye: Hi Andy, This does sound like a stye. Yes, the yellow spot is a pustule, usually sterile pus, but can get infected if not taken care of. Usually heat applied frequently to it like hot fomentation helps reduce it and even burst it . It usually does...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye status, mitch axelrod, myopic astigmatism
mitch axelrod, myopic astigmatism, opthamalogist: HI Syed, You have a mild astigmatism, whereby your vision is clearer in some meridians (horizontal)than others. You prescription is called simple myopic astigmatism. It is very mild, not abnormal, insignificant as far as health is concerned, and not recoverable....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyes, prismatic lenses, eye doctors
prismatic lenses, eye doctors, stigmatism: Dear Cindy, According to your history, since your vision has changes for the worse, one needs to rule out other causes and not just put it down to the lazy eye . You will need to see a good eye specialist, preferably one that is a strabismus surgeon...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyes, prescription in children
prescription in children: Dear Jacqui, No do not be worried. This is a routine practice. Children have strong eye muscls that they try to overcome their prescription or spectacle error during check ups by using these muscles. this then gives erroneous numbers or powers,. The...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Focusing Eyes, visual disturbances, shroff
visual disturbances, shroff, medical expert: Dear Matt, For some reason, it appears that my reply did not reach you. Since this was a much earlier post, trust that you are better today. If you are still facing any visual disturbances, it would be best to seek the help of an optometrist or medical...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Foggy vision, brain mri, cloudy vision
brain mri, cloudy vision, eye problem: Dear Manish, If the eye check up and MRI have revealed no abnormality, it would unlikely be a cause that could have been missed or eye related. Yes, a good physician on the basis of history and symptoms and signs would be able to guide you better. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Frames, mitch axelrod, optical shop
mitch axelrod, optical shop, buddy holly: Hi Bud, You can take your glasses to any optical shop but take your current glasses prescription with you that your doctor gave you after your eye exam (had to by law). They may not be able to regrind the lenses, though. Certainly I would first go back...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 2 yr old diagnosed with accommodative esotropia, good eye
Ophthalmology & Optometry: 2 yr old diagnosed with accommodative esotropia, good eye

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blurry spot., ocular migraine, definately
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blurry spot., ocular migraine, definately, floater

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Drooping eyelid, lens wearers, contact lens
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Drooping eyelid, lens wearers, contact lens, chronic sinusitis

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New Glasses blurry ness off center, professional optician, cr 39
Ophthalmology & Optometry: New Glasses blurry ness off center, professional optician, cr 39, trivex lenses

Ophthalmology & Optometry: optometrist vs ophthamologist, state medical board, eye allergies
Ophthalmology & Optometry: optometrist vs ophthamologist, state medical board, eye allergies, diabetic problems

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retina tests, axial length, indian air force
Ophthalmology & Optometry: retina tests, axial length, indian air force, max limit

Ophthalmology & Optometry: sudden red line near iris, kidney problems, daughter move
Ophthalmology & Optometry: sudden red line near iris, kidney problems, daughter move, high blood pressure

Ophthalmology & Optometry: farsighted, nearsighted ... ?, summer allergies, pink right
summer allergies, pink right, light exposure: Dear Lynn, This is possible if : 1. you are above the age of forty where one tends to develop a plus number in the eyes 2. You have no power for distance in one eye but have in the other. This is what most people describe as monovision (done after...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: flashes, silicone oil, predforte
silicone oil, predforte, scar tissue: Dear Julia, Your Q unfortunately needs to be addressed by a vitreo retinal surgeon. However, I know that the prognosis for the conditins you describe are not always positive, but still one needs to exercise them. So, do not regret your decision. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: focus, seperate occasions, worn glasses
seperate occasions, worn glasses, dear marilyn: Dear Marilyn, This could be related to fluctuations in the blood pressure and not originating from the eyes. Please have a good physical examination done to rule out systemic causes. Best, Dr Anand Shroff dranand@lasikindia.in www.shroffeye.or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glasses and perscriptions, snellens chart, visual acuity chart
snellens chart, visual acuity chart, dear brian: Dear Brian, I have not completely understood the Q. The standard is a chart either a Snellens chart or some other form of Visual acuity chart which is kept at specific distances. hence the numbers SHOULD be the same wherever you test, unless being...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma, open angle glaucoma, angle closure glaucoma
open angle glaucoma, angle closure glaucoma, glaucoma patient: 1) Sometimes glaucoma drops are prescribed prophylactically - to prevent glaucomatous damage that may occur in the future. Once a person has a diagnosis of glaucoma in one eye, there is significant chance that the other eye will develop glaucoma as well,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma, glaucoma, primary angle glaucoma
glaucoma, primary angle glaucoma, secondary glaucoma: Dear Naseem, 1. If glaucoma is in one eye, some doctors prescribe glaucoma drops for this eye, while some doctors prescribe glaucoma drops for both eyes. Why for both eyes? A. If glaucoma has happened in one eye there is a likelihood of it happening...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma, open angle glaucoma, tension glaucoma
open angle glaucoma, tension glaucoma, exact target: Target pressure is determined on an individual basis for each patient, depending upon various factors. Some doctors begin with a general plan that the pressure should be reduced by a percentage equal to the initial pressure. So in your case, 37% less than...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma, open angle glaucoma, tension glaucoma
open angle glaucoma, tension glaucoma, glaucoma specialist: Dear Allen, An eye pressure of 17 mm of Hg is fine. Carry o with this regularly, and keep a check on the pressure. Also, get visual fields done at least every 8 months. If you are under the care of a good glaucoma specialist, the one need not worry....