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Ophthalmology & Optometry: Floaters, collagen fibrils, omega 3 fatty acid
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Floaters, collagen fibrils, omega 3 fatty acid, zeaxanthin lutein

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Floaters and visual disturbances, splotches, clear vision
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Floaters and visual disturbances, splotches, clear vision, fibers

Ophthalmology & Optometry: filamentary keratitis after Bell's palsy, corneal epithelium, theratears
Ophthalmology & Optometry: filamentary keratitis after Bell's palsy, corneal epithelium, theratears, artificial tears

Ophthalmology & Optometry: fuzzy/blurry vision with new color contacts, vison
Ophthalmology & Optometry: fuzzy/blurry vision with new color contacts, vison

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Help! vision problems, soft lense, piggy back
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Help! vision problems, soft lense, piggy back, cornea

Ophthalmology & Optometry: itchy eyes, eye ointment, conjunctiva
Ophthalmology & Optometry: itchy eyes, eye ointment, conjunctiva, conjunctivitis

Ophthalmology & Optometry: LCD - eye health, flourescent lights, crt screen
Ophthalmology & Optometry: LCD - eye health, flourescent lights, crt screen, first 30 minutes

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lazy eye, national eye institute, eye care professionals
Ophthalmology & Optometry: lazy eye, national eye institute, eye care professionals, children with amblyopia

Ophthalmology & Optometry: how long to wait for cataract removal, best bet, optometrist
Ophthalmology & Optometry: how long to wait for cataract removal, best bet, optometrist, medical intervention

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Myopia, myopia, exercises
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Myopia, myopia, exercises

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Newborns eyes, uneven pupils, condition thanks
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Newborns eyes, uneven pupils, condition thanks, second opinion

Ophthalmology & Optometry: need for developmental optometry?, developmental optometrist, developmental delays
Ophthalmology & Optometry: need for developmental optometry?, developmental optometrist, developmental delays, disregard

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Occasional blurred vision
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Occasional blurred vision

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ocular Albinism & Eye Surgery, ocular albinism, s hospital
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ocular Albinism & Eye Surgery, ocular albinism, s hospital, strabismus

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ophthalmology & Optometry, eye diseases, doctors of optometry
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ophthalmology & Optometry, eye diseases, doctors of optometry, eye examinations

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optic Disc Drusen, night blindness, optic nerve
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optic Disc Drusen, night blindness, optic nerve, walking into walls

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optic Drusen, sufferer, ultrasound
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optic Drusen, sufferer, ultrasound

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optic Nerve Head Drusen (ONHD), neuro opthomologist, right direction
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optic Nerve Head Drusen (ONHD), neuro opthomologist, right direction

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optometry Vs. Opthalmology, eye training, medical doctors
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optometry Vs. Opthalmology, eye training, medical doctors, surgical eye care

Ophthalmology & Optometry: PD Distance, optical dispensers, tilt angle
Ophthalmology & Optometry: PD Distance, optical dispensers, tilt angle, dud

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescription Drug Related Eye Pain, fri, dull ache
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescription Drug Related Eye Pain, fri, dull ache, warfarin

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prisms in my glasses, glasses
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prisms in my glasses, glasses

Ophthalmology & Optometry: paracentral scotoma supratemporally, fixation point, visual field defect
Ophthalmology & Optometry: paracentral scotoma supratemporally, fixation point, visual field defect, scotoma

Ophthalmology & Optometry: parifoveal telangiectasis, breast area, underactive thyroid
Ophthalmology & Optometry: parifoveal telangiectasis, breast area, underactive thyroid, high blood pressure

Ophthalmology & Optometry: persistant spots and flashes of light in both eyes, extent, discovery channel
Ophthalmology & Optometry: persistant spots and flashes of light in both eyes, extent, discovery channel, kidneys

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pink eye or Subconjuctival hemorrhage, medical degree, medical attention
Ophthalmology & Optometry: pink eye or Subconjuctival hemorrhage, medical degree, medical attention, ashley

Ophthalmology & Optometry: prescription change, glasses, answerer
Ophthalmology & Optometry: prescription change, glasses, answerer

Ophthalmology & Optometry: prescription eyeglasses, convergence problem, optical company
Ophthalmology & Optometry: prescription eyeglasses, convergence problem, optical company, optometrist

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red dots under the eyes
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red dots under the eyes

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red contact lenses for migraine
Ophthalmology & Optometry: red contact lenses for migraine

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red veins in the eyes, orbital pseudotumor, sjogren syndrome
Ophthalmology & Optometry: red veins in the eyes, orbital pseudotumor, sjogren syndrome, carcinoid tumors

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Safe to wear contacts with episcleritis?, ophthalmologist, optometrist
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Safe to wear contacts with episcleritis?, ophthalmologist, optometrist, seattle

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sclera discolouration., exact same thing, couple hours
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sclera discolouration., exact same thing, couple hours, contact lenses

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sclera wrinkling, eye dr
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sclera wrinkling, eye dr

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Seeing Red Dots, e mail address, red dots
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Seeing Red Dots, e mail address, red dots, first forum

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Seeing red flahes of light, retinal exam, optometrist
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Seeing red flahes of light, retinal exam, optometrist, retina

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Severe eye pain - not sure if its CVS or Dry Eyes or ???, future thanks, phone number
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Severe eye pain - not sure if its CVS or Dry Eyes or ???, future thanks, phone number

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sinus Pressure - vitrious separation, sinus pressure, omega 3
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sinus Pressure - vitrious separation, sinus pressure, omega 3, vitreous

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Strabismus related to monovision contact lenses
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Strabismus related to monovision contact lenses

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Stretched retina, worse case scenario, local optician
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Stretched retina, worse case scenario, local optician, stretched balloon

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Swelling at rear of eye, living in sweden, avastin
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Swelling at rear of eye, living in sweden, avastin, left eye

Ophthalmology & Optometry: scotopic sensitivity syndrome, eye doctor, sss
Ophthalmology & Optometry: scotopic sensitivity syndrome, eye doctor, sss, screener

Ophthalmology & Optometry: seeing lightening in my eye, optometrist, migraine
Ophthalmology & Optometry: seeing lightening in my eye, optometrist, migraine, strokes

Ophthalmology & Optometry: seeing red dots, ocular migraine, red dots
Ophthalmology & Optometry: seeing red dots, ocular migraine, red dots, eye doctor

Ophthalmology & Optometry: severe eye pain and blurred vison, yeast infections, makeup
Ophthalmology & Optometry: severe eye pain and blurred vison, yeast infections, makeup, kidney infection

Ophthalmology & Optometry: severe eye pain and blurred vison, free diet, probiotics
Ophthalmology & Optometry: severe eye pain and blurred vison, free diet, probiotics, candida

Ophthalmology & Optometry: small white lump white part of eye, physician experts, werner
Ophthalmology & Optometry: small white lump white part of eye, physician experts, werner, web md

Ophthalmology & Optometry: spot on eye near retina
Ophthalmology & Optometry: spot on eye near retina

Ophthalmology & Optometry: spot in vision, eye problem, exact problem
Ophthalmology & Optometry: spot in vision, eye problem, exact problem

Ophthalmology & Optometry: squint, squints, differance
Ophthalmology & Optometry: squint, squints, differance, prisms

Ophthalmology & Optometry: strabismus, 6th nerve palsy, strange feeling
Ophthalmology & Optometry: strabismus, 6th nerve palsy, strange feeling, left eye

Ophthalmology & Optometry: stranges circles in vision, retina specialist, coherence tomography
Ophthalmology & Optometry: stranges circles in vision, retina specialist, coherence tomography, rods and cones

Ophthalmology & Optometry: sudden puffy sore eye....., exact same thing
Ophthalmology & Optometry: sudden puffy sore eye....., exact same thing

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Tobradex and contact lenses, ophthalmologists, medical problems
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Tobradex and contact lenses, ophthalmologists, medical problems, job

Ophthalmology & Optometry: tired eyes, serous retinopathy, central serous
Ophthalmology & Optometry: tired eyes, serous retinopathy, central serous, mile trip

Ophthalmology & Optometry: translate from one system to another., x 90, transposition
Ophthalmology & Optometry: translate from one system to another., x 90, transposition, sphere

Ophthalmology & Optometry: undiagnosed eye disease, scotoma, mail
Ophthalmology & Optometry: undiagnosed eye disease, scotoma, mail

Ophthalmology & Optometry: upper eye lid twitch, eye twitches, botox injections
Ophthalmology & Optometry: upper eye lid twitch, eye twitches, botox injections, defective gene

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Veins in sclera, leaky gut syndrome, chemical reaction
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Veins in sclera, leaky gut syndrome, chemical reaction, bloodstream

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Viral Conjunctivitus, hayfever, allergy
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Viral Conjunctivitus, hayfever, allergy

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision Issues Following Retinal Reattachment Surgery, vision therapist, optometrist
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision Issues Following Retinal Reattachment Surgery, vision therapist, optometrist, double vision

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Visual Confusion / Diplopia?, eye alignment, orthoptist
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Visual Confusion / Diplopia?, eye alignment, orthoptist, confusion

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Why do my vision seem like TV snow in the dark?, tv snow, left eye
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Why do my vision seem like TV snow in the dark?, tv snow, left eye

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision therapy, college of optometrist, traumatic brain injury
Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision therapy, college of optometrist, traumatic brain injury, visual efficiency

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision worsening, changing shape
Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision worsening, changing shape

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Weird Symptoms, exact same thing, circles
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Weird Symptoms, exact same thing, circles, freak

Ophthalmology & Optometry: yellow fluid-filled bubble on eyeball
Ophthalmology & Optometry: yellow fluid-filled bubble on eyeball

Ophthalmology & Optometry: faded & loss of warm color after ocular lens implant, caterac, yellow pigment
caterac, yellow pigment, cataract surgery: What you describe is very common after cataract surgery. In fact nearly every patient after cataract surgery notices that things look whiter and have a bluish tint, although most patients are not disturbed by it. It results from the fact that the human lens...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: fathers macular degeneration, wet macular degeneration, dry macular degeneration
wet macular degeneration, dry macular degeneration, routine checkups: Drops have no effect on macular degeneration. The only effective treatments involve the injection of certain medications directly into the eye. The medications that seem to be beneficial are Kenalog, Macugen and Avastin depending on the nature of the macular...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: a few questions, optomologist, check ups
optomologist, check ups, yeast infection: Dear Loretta, It would be same all over the world, ie. An ophthalmologist is basically an eye doctor. In USA he goes with an MD or MS if in England, he can also have an FRCS (OPHTH), or DO (Diploma in Ophthalmology). In USA You will have to re check but...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: a few questions, yeast infection, eye doctors
yeast infection, eye doctors, eye specialists: Hi Loretta, I have not seen a yeast infection in my 20 years of practice. Yeast is a fungus. Fungal infections are possible, but very very rare. Parasites usually are present in the blood stream. Certain parasites may cause changes in the retinal area...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: filamentary keratitis after Bell's palsy, gas permeable contact lenses, restasis
gas permeable contact lenses, restasis, keratitis: Your filamentary keratitis is due to a combination of dry eyes and exposure due to inability to close your eyes. the only solution is to re-establish your ability to close your eye and the gold weight is the standard treatment for this problem. Another option...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: filementry kerititus, filamentary keratitis, definitive treatment
filamentary keratitis, definitive treatment, inflammatory conditions: Filamentary keratitis is not a specific disease. It is a response of the cornea to a variety of inflammatory conditions. It is characterized by the formation of small, thread-like filaments on the surface of the cornea. these can be quite painful. the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: film on glasses, reading glasses, shroff
reading glasses, shroff, eye clinic: Dear Barabara, The problem may not be in your external glasses or contact lens, it may be in the line of sight from within Eg the start of an early cataract. This is just one possibility. However, it is best to visit an eye clinic to diagnose the problem....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: finger counting and amsler grid test results, amsler grid test, graph paper
amsler grid test, graph paper, good afternoon: I can t get a drawing onto this message. The Amsler Grid looks like a piece of graph paper and the defective area that the patient percieves is outlined with a pencil and a notation is made as to whether the lines are distorted or absent. The finger counting...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: fit on lenses, lens specialist, shroff
lens specialist, shroff, ophth: Dear Rebel, The contact lenses need to be fitted by a contact lens specialist. The numbers which you have in the spectacles is not always the same what is ordered in lenses. You need to see one for the right fit. This cannot be decided by you ince many...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: fitting gas perm lenses, hot air balloon, auto refractor
hot air balloon, auto refractor, rgp lenses: Hi, To answer your last question first, the blurry hot air baloon device may be an instrument called the auto-refractor. It gives the Dr. information on your potential glasses prescription. As far as the gas permeable fit. Several adjustments may be necessary....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: fitting glasses to the patients face, referrences, dr mike
referrences, dr mike, seach: Hi Harry, Dispensing glasses is pretty much a hands one technique. I learned on the job and through experience while in Optometry School. I could not begin to describe everything involved. I have no idea if there are any resources or references available,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: How to fix Congenital Esotrophia?, nerve damage, amblyopia
nerve damage, amblyopia, left eye: 1.Is this genetic? ...To a certain extent, but most cases have no family history. 2.Could this have been caused by something I did in my pregnancy? (Not eating properly, stress, & etc…) ...Most likely no ... this occurs in many otherwise healthy children...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: flashes from black spots, strange occurence, electronic impulses
strange occurence, electronic impulses, black circles: Dear Ravi, This could be a normal phenomenon, due to electronic impulses in the retina. However, if you have not had any retinal examination done, I would recommend the same. If in Mumbai, we can help you. Please visit www.shroffeye.org for the contact...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: flashes, vitreous gel, human eyeball
vitreous gel, human eyeball, retinal detachment: The human eyeball is filled with a clear transparent gel like substance called vitreous . The vitreous changes its physical characteristics with age and tends to become more liquid. As a result, the vitreous becomes more mobile. In patients who have had eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: flickering, involuntary muscle twitch, sleep etc
involuntary muscle twitch, sleep etc, eye doctors: Dear Maria, Flickering of the eyes is an involuntary muscle twitch. If this is what you mean, then it happens sometimes due to tiredness of the muscle if lack of sleep etc or sometimes just like that. There is very little you can do to stop it, sometimes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: flinching, refractive error, store displays
refractive error, store displays, bright sun: Dear Brenda, If you have a refractive error which you are not using, ie. spectacle correction, then this may be some sign, especially if you have a small number in an axis. However, if this is not the case, then the problem will not be related to the eye,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: a floater in my left eye, exact diagnosis, opthomologist
exact diagnosis, opthomologist, questioners: It is probably a floater, but please see my instructions to questioners. I cannot diagnose over the internet. If you get an exact diagnosis from your doctor, let me know and I can give you more detailed information about your particular condition. Elliot...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: floater, retinal detatchment, vitreous floater
retinal detatchment, vitreous floater, retinal tears: Floaters can have many possible causes, some are serious such as hemorrhage or retinal tears, others are not serious such as normal aging changes in the fluids of the eye. I cannot answer your question without examining you. I would suggest you see an ophthalmologist...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: What are "floaters"?, thick string, vision blurs
thick string, vision blurs, floaters: The stringy material is a type of discharge from the eye. This can be due to allergy, infection or tear film abnormalities of the eye. You should consult an ophthalmologist to clarify this. Floaters are objects seen in the visual field which give the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: floaters, exact diagnosis, floaters in the eyes
exact diagnosis, floaters in the eyes, ophthalmologist: It depends on the cause of the floaters. I cannot speculate on what your diagnosis might be without actually exmining you, but most floaters do not require treatment. I would suggest you see an ophthalmologist and try to get an exact diagnosis. Let me know...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: floaters, eye floaters, public health problems
eye floaters, public health problems, retina specialist: Surgical vitrectomy will, in fact, eliminate floaters, but it is done at considerable risk. Floaters are benign and do no harm to the function of the eye or the health of the individual. While they can be a nuisance, they do not significantly interfere with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: floaters, pulsation, floater
pulsation, floater, blood vessel: Hard to say. Could just be another floater. You have many blood vessels in your eye and you have an ocular pulse as well. I don t suppose it s unreasonable to think you may be able to notice that pulsation as the blood flows into your eye. Take care...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: floaters, retinal detatchment, retina detachment
retinal detatchment, retina detachment, mother suffering: Dear Sini, If the floaters are acute then yes, it needs attention. However if the floaters are actually floating not stationary, and come and go, then its due to a natural phenomenon in the eye. The retina detachment can recur but this is more like sudden...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: floaters from pvd, posterior vitreous detachment, vitreous gel
posterior vitreous detachment, vitreous gel, physical and chemical changes: As you know, the human eyeball is filled in the center with the vitreous . As we age the vitreous undergoes certain physical changes. Some areas get more liquidy and clumps of protiens collect and float around within the substance. As the gel is otherwise...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: floaters and spots, vitreous jelly, afterimages
vitreous jelly, afterimages, shady area: Dear Steven, this can happen to anyone if the contrasts are dramatic. Eg TV in a dark room. Moving from a relatively dark or shady area to a bright area. You must have started noticing these events only now, even though they may have been there earlier,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: floaters, field of vision, periphery
field of vision, periphery, half hour: Floaters are usually near the center of the field of vision, but often slightly off to the side. They can, however, be more out in the periphery as well. Floaters usually don t go away completely, but become less apparent over time. Most people seem to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: fluid after scleral buckle, retinal function, field of vision
retinal function, field of vision, detachment: Two weeks is not a very long time following a scleral buckle. It is not unusual for the retina to take many months to recover from a detachment and surgery. Many patients will show continued improvement in vision and retinal function for over a year, so...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: fluid, cataract extraction, silicone oil
cataract extraction, silicone oil, homatropine: Dear Sophia, In view of your retinal history, this could be somethng to look into the macula. You will need to see your retinal surgeon who will be able to answer this only after dilating your eye. Since your eye problems are of serious nature, you must...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: follow up question to quick light in eye, retinal detachment, retinal tears
retinal detachment, retinal tears, retinal tear: In consideration of the fact that you are near sighted, you should definitely undertake a complete eye exam include a retina check up. A retina exam will ensure that you do not have any retinal tears. It is much easier to treat a retinal tear (if detected)...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: follow-up questions, typo error, eye glasses
typo error, eye glasses, weird feeling: Dear Narissa, Any change in number gives you a weird feeling for some days during use of the new prescription. What you describe is typically that. Yes, the numbers or or eye will not change, but the feeling will pass over. This is due to the difference...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: follow up, timoptic xe, glaucoma surgery
timoptic xe, glaucoma surgery, intelligent answer: As far as we know, on avergage, Timoptic-XE is as effective as standard Timoptic, but this varies from individual to individual so you need to find out for each patient which is more effective. What is involved in glaucoma surgery is tough to answer in...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: fourth nerve palsy?, fourth nerve palsy, bates method
fourth nerve palsy, bates method, perfect alignment: I m afraid I m really not qualified to answer this. Your best bet is to join the Bates Method Yahoo group, and ask some of the qualified Bates Method teachers there, for their advice. Here s a website where you can enter your-email details re joining the group,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: fuchs endothelial dystrophy, fuchs endothelial dystrophy, pinhole test
fuchs endothelial dystrophy, pinhole test, corneal specialist: The pinhole test is a quick screening test used to distinguish decreased vision due to refractive errors (those that can be corrected with glasses) from other causes of decreased vision. If vision improves with he pinhole, the decreased vision is due to a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: fuzzy/blurry vision with new color contacts, acuvue2 contacts, base curve
acuvue2 contacts, base curve, color contacts: The change in base curve could account for your blurred vision as well as the discomfort. You need to go back to your doctor who prescribed the lenses and see if the problem can be fixed. I wonder, however, if you were having no problems with your old lenses,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: fuzzy floater, exact diagnosis, lens implants
exact diagnosis, lens implants, cataract surgery: In order to answer your question, I would need to know the cause of the fuzzy floater in your eye. I would suggest you see the doctor who performed your surgery in order to get an exact diagnosis. If you let me know your diagnosis, I can give you more information...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: General eyeglasses question..., new pair of glasses, depth perception
new pair of glasses, depth perception, office hope: Hi Rusty, If there is a minimal Rx change (every Doctor s definition of minimal may be different ), I wold give them 5-7 days. The shape of the frame, the way they fit on your face, and the plastic used to make the lenses may all affect your vision and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: GenTeal, celluvisc, phone person
celluvisc, phone person, ophthalmologist: You should consult your local Ophthalmologist to find out : 1) Are other patients also experiencing the same problem getting the medication who have complained to their doctor 2) Alternatives that are available in your country/state. There are a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ghost images, family hx, ghost images
family hx, ghost images, retinal specialist: Dear Carol, Your symptoms and history need a careful eye and other relevant examination to comment on what is going on. I would suggest you continue with the advise given to you by your current doctor as just jumping doctors will not help. Ruling our...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis, contact lens practitioners, giant papillary conjunctivitis
contact lens practitioners, giant papillary conjunctivitis, eye lids: Generally with GPC it is best to leave the contacts out until the problem resolves. Then most contact lens practitioners will usually switch to a different contact and different solutions. Often, the patient with GPC is never able to wear contacts again...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glasses, titanium metal, optical business
titanium metal, optical business, eye exam: Hi Jo, I strictly deal with Doctor related stuff in our office and am not involved in the Optical end. So I can not give you any specific brands. My advice when it comes to frames (if you go to a reputable Optical business): 1. You get what you pay for....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glasses, new pair of glasses, two choices
new pair of glasses, two choices, dr mike: Hi Koko, There is no way for me to know if the prescription is too strong. First, I would give your new glasses at least 7-10 days to adjust to. However, if you are having issues with the glasses after that, the best thing to do is go back to the Dr s office....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glasses cause agony, sinus headache, agonizing pain
sinus headache, agonizing pain, eye problem: Dear Jenn, The first thing one would think of is what you did...adjust the frame, it may be tight for your face. If you change the frame and the problem still continues you may need to look beyond the eye problem (esp if the optometrist says that the numbers...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glasses over contacts?, worn glasses, index lenses
worn glasses, index lenses, cosmetic reasons: Dear Mark, Thank you for your e mail. Yes, it is theoretically possible to wear contact lenses + glasses. However, if this suits the person depends from person to person. Some find this inconvenient. Your contact lens expert could consider a trial of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glasses with contacts for driving, dominant eye, bifocal lens
dominant eye, bifocal lens, bifocal lenses: Sherry, I ve never heard of anyone doing that either. Readers @ near for some extra help on SMALL print, yes, but distance stuff, no. I don t think it would help much because your Rx isn t what s causing the blurr. It s the design of the lens. However,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glasses does not fit correctly to my eyesight ?, base curve, lens questions
base curve, lens questions, optometrics: Hi, If you are referring to fitting contacts, I can not answer questions regarding base curve in this type of forum. There are so many variables and too many serious eye health issues. You need to reserve contact lens questions regarding fitting issues...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glasses, fit, prescription sunglasses, elastic straps
prescription sunglasses, elastic straps, dr mike: Hi, Often glasses may need to be adjusted to fit the individual better. The office one purchases the glasses at will usually provide the service for no charge. You may also be able to find elastic straps to put on the temples to hold the frames in place...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glasses vs. Contacts, wearing contact lenses, polycarbonate material
wearing contact lenses, polycarbonate material, head turner: Hi, Many times it is not the Dr s prescription, but the measurements taken for the glasses or the material the glasses are made from. If you are wearing a polycarbonate material, it is notorious for peripheral distortion. Also, if you wear contacts more...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glasses warping space, fish eye lens, warp space
fish eye lens, warp space, old glasses: Hello, Contacts fit right on the eye and normally do not cause peripheral distortion. Glasses have a small area in the center for best vision, depending on your prescription, there will almost always be some form of distortion on the edges of the glasses....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glasses, high definition tv, eye exam
high definition tv, eye exam, old tv: Hi Simon, The way I can explain it. Let s say you have a very old color TV, with a mariginal picture. Then you get a expensive plasma High Definition TV with a super clear digital picture. That old TV may never look the same to you again. Once the brain...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glaucoma, untreated glaucoma, routine eye exam
untreated glaucoma, routine eye exam, signs of glaucoma: If you in fact have glaucoma, this should be treated. Untreated glaucoma generally progresses to severe visual impairment, although this may take a long time. I cannot understand why your doctor would tell you that you have glaucoma and not either do more...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glaucoma, chamber angle, dr werner
chamber angle, dr werner, optic nerve: An eye pressure of 18 to 24 would not be high enough to cause pain, so it is unlikely that your pressure level is the cause of your pain. If you have pain and redness since starting the drops, you may be having a side effect of the medication. You should...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glaucoma at 21, optic nerve head, tension glaucoma
optic nerve head, tension glaucoma, litigious society: Alvin, It sounds like you have a large cup-to-disc (C/D)ratio. This could be a sign of glaucoma or it could be a normal variation. A large C/D ratio is very common in myopes. The chances of you having glaucoma are low given your family history and eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glaucoma, eye drops for glaucoma, cataract operation
eye drops for glaucoma, cataract operation, cataract surgery: Dear Clare, Thanky ou for your e mail. You must look into why your pressure rises inspite of being on medication. Todays eye drops for Glaucoma work very well and the need for surgery to bring down the pressure has decreased dramatically. Please firstly...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glaucoma, dr werner, optic nerve
dr werner, optic nerve, eye pressure: An eye pressure in the low twenties would not be high enough to cause pain. Your pain is probably unrelated to your eye pressure. I cannot venture an opinion on your treatment without knowing the results of your visual field and optic nerve examination as...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glaucoma, optic nerve damage, exact state
optic nerve damage, exact state, side vision: Dear Rajiv, The second opinion depends completely on you. As I have no idea of the exact state of his eyes, I am unable to comment or suggest any treatment without an examination. If you wish him to be seen by me, I would be most happy to do so. Kindly...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glaucoma & Head Trauma, head trauma, ocular pressure
head trauma, ocular pressure, shroff: Dear Sara, Yes, it is a possibility that the trauma could increase intra ocular pressure, but there may be other reasons for a surgery. If we could view her reports we would be more accurate in our advise. Warm regards, Dr Shroff, MS (OPHTH), FICS www.shroffeye.or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glaucoma & posterior vitreous detachment, posterior vitreous detachment, coleus forskolii
posterior vitreous detachment, coleus forskolii, tension glaucoma: Susan, Here are some alternative suggestions that can help protect the optic nerve from damage, improve circulation to the optic nerve, and help further lower eye pressure (IOP) if needed. These suggestions are not meant to replace what your eye doctor...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glaucoma Test, glaucoma test, air puff
glaucoma test, air puff, color of your eyes: The air puff test is not accurate and is actually obsolete. It sounds to me like you had a proper eye exam by a doctor who knows his stuff. Depending on the color of your eyes and how long the dilating drops last, some senstivity for up to 24 hours after...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glaucoma Test, glaucoma test, dialation
glaucoma test, dialation, eye exam: Dialation is a standard practice and done by every eye doctor to some degree. Yes, the light is extremely bright and is somewhat uncomfortable for most patients. The eye will usually recover from the bright light within a few minutes. However, depending...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glaucoma Tint Exemption?, car windshields, medical exemptions
car windshields, medical exemptions, eye pressure: Hello, Most car windshields already have UV blocking abilities. Simply tinting the windows does not block UV rays. The only one who could possible contact the state is the Dr prescribing the meds and treating your father. Your father may be able to get...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glaucoma, iris color, chemical basis
iris color, chemical basis, medical profession: There is no drop that I am aware of that counteracts the iris color changes secondary to Xalatan use. One caveat is that this effect is seen in lighter eyes such as blue and rarer in darker eyes. In the scheme of things, this side effect is truely meaningless....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glucoma, glucoma, ocular pressure
glucoma, ocular pressure, dear tony: Dear Tony, This is because it tends to raise the intra ocular pressure (IOP) which in case you already suffer from glaucoma, can be detrimental to the eye condition. In fact there is a water drinking test given to glaucoma suspects to check their IOP...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Gluecoma, ocular pressure, dear frank
ocular pressure, dear frank, shroff: Dear Frank, Glaucoma is a condition increases pressure in the eye which can lead to visual loss. This is monitored by doing routine intra ocular pressure check and if glaucoma is diagnosed then check the visual field loss by doing Field Tests. You can...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Grainy vision, corneal edema, visual disturbances
corneal edema, visual disturbances, night sky: Hi Anne, At night and in the dimmer lighting, the pupil becomes larger and more visual disturbances can occur; this may be normal. However, the cornea is nothing to take lightly. If there is corneal edema or swelling, the symptoms you describe may occur....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glacoma, optical coherence tomography, nerve fibre
optical coherence tomography, nerve fibre, visual field test: Dear Patricia, Cupping of the optic disc has a certain range of digits or figures which tells us it is normal or not. The second opinion can be in the form of a test callet OCT, Optical Coherence Tomography, which will tell us the exact thickness of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glared vision, depth perception, cataract surgery
depth perception, cataract surgery, reading glasses: Dear Amanda, We unfortunately do not know the result of both the surgeries. Either a doc s report or a picture of the eye would help us address your problem better. Her depth perception is probably gone because one eye has poorer vision and one needs...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glared vision, cataract surgery, depth perception
cataract surgery, depth perception, party questions: Hi Amanda, I can not answer third party questions directly due to privacy issues. But I can say, the side effects your friend is dealing with are extremely common with patients who have had procedures similar to hers. The only way to properly treat someone...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glared vision, cataract surgery, dr werner
cataract surgery, dr werner, depth perception: It sounds like she has dysphotopsia, a severe inability to tolerate light in patients who have had cataract or other eye surgery. it is extremely difficult to treat and sometimes requires removing the lens implant. I would suggest she get back to her ophthalmologist....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glass axis, glass axis, new pair of glasses
glass axis, new pair of glasses, left eye: If the vision is not clear with the glasses in the normal position on your face, and assuming there is nothing else wrong with your eye, then the glasses are not correct. You should return to the doctor and get him to at least explain if not fix the problem....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glasses, refractive error, astigmatism
refractive error, astigmatism, meridian: The sph refers to the spherical correction in your glasses. this would be the portion of your refractive error that is the same in all directions in the lenses. The cyl refers to the cylindric portion of your refractive error. this is the part that corrects...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glasses very bothersome, wide angle lens, eye fatigue
wide angle lens, eye fatigue, depth perception: Hi Jeff, The Rx you listed looks like a reading only prescription, ie glasses to be used for near tasks only. If they are glasses just for reading, give them about 7-10 days. There seems to be a slight difference between the eyes you may need to adjust...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glasses prescription, eye screening, driving tests
eye screening, driving tests, shroff: Dear Bill, Sorry, I would not know the rules of the driving tests that you undergo. However, from experience, if this is a regular driving licensure, then according to me you need 20/20 vision being allowed with glasses. However, if this is for some...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glasses prescription, wrot, typographical error
wrot, typographical error, axis: Hello, There is no 197 axis on any of our instrumentation. No Dr. should write 197 in your record, because there is no 197 axis. This is obviously a mistake or typographical error by either the Dr., the staff or if the prescrpition was phoned in, it s...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glasses - how to tell the difference, rx, glasses
rx, glasses: Hello, I do not know what country you live in, but here in the US I have never heard of the lens Cripozal . As far as getting what you paid for, you need to trust the Optical establishment you purchased the glasses from. You ll know if the Rx is correct,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glasses vs. contacts, periphery, compromise
periphery, compromise, rx: Paul, No to both your questions. ESP the 2nd one. Studies have actually shown that unless you have a very high Rx or a huge nose so that your glasses sit abnormally far away from your face, you use very little of the edges of the specs to see in the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glasses vs contacts, would like your opinion, refractive errors
would like your opinion, refractive errors, eye doctor: This is a very general statement and should be clarified with regard to the context. It is common sense to understand that if contact lenses were not useful but harmful products they would be approved by the FDA. Contact lenses have a definite proven record...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glasses, bates method, minor headaches
bates method, minor headaches, folksonline: I m not an opthalmologist, merely an expert on the Bates Method, so cannot advise you on what to tell your parents. All I can suggest is that you contact the other eye-doctors on the www.allexperts.com site. Perhaps an answer from them might convince your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma, peripheral vision loss, rod cone dystrophy
peripheral vision loss, rod cone dystrophy, ocular migraines: Tara, From a billing standpoint the three years is important because you can charge a new patient exam rather than a return exam. This means more money!!!!! From a clinical standpoint, a lot can change in three years. The peripheral vision loss could...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma, optic nerve damage, low blood pressure
optic nerve damage, low blood pressure, eye pressures: Unless you had a direct injury to the eye, it is unlikely that trauma to another part of the body would worsen your glaucoma.If, however, you had shock from low blood pressure for a time after the accident, that can cause a worsening of the optic nerve damage....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma in 19 year old U.Penn Sophomore, glaucoma specialists, scheie eye institute
glaucoma specialists, scheie eye institute, glaucoma treatment: Glaucoma in a young person is unusual but not unheard of. The prognosis is generally good with treatment, but of course I can t be more specific without actually examining him. There are three excellent glaucoma specialists at Scheie Eye Institute at Penn,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma, nerve formula, marc grossman
nerve formula, marc grossman, optic nerve: Doris, Not knowing your husbands specific case, I have to recommend you follow your eye doctors recommendations, or if you want get a second opinion to confirm your eye doctors opinion. In the meantime, I can suggest some supplements that may help reduce...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma 2nd opinion, wills eye hospital, glaucoma specialists
wills eye hospital, glaucoma specialists, glaucoma specialist: A significant proportion (about 1/3) of glaucoma patients do not have high eye pressures. The diagnosis is based on the appearance of the optic nerve and the visual field. This is often supplemented with special tests such as OCT. I am not quite sure what...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma, patient resource center, moderate amounts
patient resource center, moderate amounts, glaucoma: As far as we know caffeine and alcohol in moderate amounts do not have an effect on glaucoma. Obviously, caffeine and alcohol in excessive amoiunts are harmful to anyone. Here are three good websites for information about glaucoma aao.org - click on patients/public...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma, glaucoma treatment, glaucoma patients
glaucoma treatment, glaucoma patients, medical condtions: There are three modes of treatment for glaucoma: Medicine that is usually given in the form of eye drops; Laser treatments; Surgical procedures. Many patients require more than one treatment or a combination of treatments to control their glaucoma. The...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma?, glaucoma specialist, affiniscape
glaucoma specialist, affiniscape, risk factor: Normally one would not treat a glaucoma suspect with a pressure of 22 unless there were some other significant risk factor. What you should do is ask for a second opinion with a fellowship trained glaucoma specialist. You can find one in your area at: http://ags.affiniscape.com/associations/5224/ags_map.cfm...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma or not, glaucoma specialist, optic nerve
glaucoma specialist, optic nerve, dr werner: Normally one would not treat glaucoma only on the basis of optic nerve appearance alone in the absence of elevated pressure and/or visual field defects because there is a high likelihood that the unusual optic nerve appearance is congenital in nature and not...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma, nerve fiber layer, glaucoma specialist
nerve fiber layer, glaucoma specialist, field testers: Unfortunately, there is no good screening test for glaucoma that will as a single examination do a reasonable job of identifying glaucoma in suspects such as you describe. FDT or any of the visual field testers are reasonable screeners as are any of the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma, eye infections, shroff
eye infections, shroff, ophth: Dear Sue, Glaucoma occurs due to different reasons and has nothing to do with the area where you wear contacts (namely cornea. Blindness occurs due to reasons of uncntrolled or poorly controlled glaucoma. If using lenses while swimming there is a higher...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma, closed angle glaucoma, laser iridotomy
closed angle glaucoma, laser iridotomy, dear mary: Dear Mary, All the above is fine in the interim period before you visit the eye doctor. However one would be happier doing a treatment with laser iridotomy which would take care of the condition. Hope this helps, Warm regards, Dr Shroff, MS (OPHTH),...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma mothers, calcium channel blocker, betopic
calcium channel blocker, betopic, slit lamp: The standard device for measuring pressure that is attached to the slit lamp and is used with the blue light is much more accurate than the hand held device. When the two disagree, I wouold always beleive the standard device. As far as we know, there is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma prevantion, benign tumour, ocular pressure
benign tumour, ocular pressure, shroff: Dear Mahesh, Glaucoma has several causes. One common cause is heriditary and once you are diagnosed with glaucoma, the best thing that you can do for yourself is make sure that you go regularly to your eye doctor to check your intra ocular pressure. In...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma secondary to eye trauma, torn retina, chronic iritis
torn retina, chronic iritis, eye trauma: The injury to one eye would not cause glaucoma in the uninjured eye, so the glaucoma in the other eye is probably not service connected. The loss of vision in the injured eye is, however, a direct result of the injury and you certainly should have disability...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma suspect and ocular hypertension, nerve formula, ocular hypertension
nerve formula, ocular hypertension, acupuncture treatments: Melissa, Yes, you can get the optic nerve formula as well as the other nutrients I mentioned at my website at www.visionworksusa.com if you like. According to WenMDHealthy, EFFEXOR XR may increase your eye pressure. You may need more frequent eye exams...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma suspect, ocular hypertension, time melissa
ocular hypertension, time melissa, optic nerve: In order to answer your question one would need to know about two other potential risk factors. What is your race and your corneal thickness? Assuming you are white and have normal or thick corneas, you would be a low risk ocular hypertensive and probably...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma treatment, glaucoma surgery, glaucoma treatment
glaucoma surgery, glaucoma treatment, optomotrist: Not unless you need glaucoma surgery. Drops don t work any different for an ophth than an opt. *smile* Have you talked with the Dr. treating you and voiced your concern? What are the pressures currently and why is the Dr. trying to reduce them? Has...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma, glaucoma medication, fda approved drug
glaucoma medication, fda approved drug, chemical basis: You must realise that Glaucoma is a serious eye condition which, if uncontrolled, can lead to blindness. There are a wide variety of eye drops available for treating glaucoma. Each medication has benefits, conveniences and side effects as part of it s pharmacological...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glomentcoma,retina detatch, retinal detachments, cornea transplant
retinal detachments, cornea transplant, intraocular lense: Whether or not you would be a candidate for a corneal transplant depends on whether or not there is anything wrong with your cornea. If you cornea is normal and your problems are all due to glaucoma and retinal detachments, transplanting a normal healthy...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glucoma prob, glaucoma specialist, ocular pressure
glaucoma specialist, ocular pressure, shroff: Dear Kajari, I too mean the pressure of the eye. This is Intra Ocular Pressure or IOP. If not under control, this will affect her vision in the long term. Sorry, but have no reference in Kolkatta ar branches outside Mumbai. Please find a good Glaucoma...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glucoma, visual field test, lumigan
visual field test, lumigan, bubble formation: Dear Onie, Lumigan is the right drug of choice in your case, especially since i has been controlling your eye pressure. The bubble formation is baffling because you will not be able to see your retina. What may help me better to understand your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: gluecoma, glaucoma treatment, optic nerves
glaucoma treatment, optic nerves, ocular pressure: Dear Doug, Low pressure glaucoma is a term coined when an ophthalmologist finds that there are glaucoma changes in your eye, eg changes like cupping of the optic disc, even in the absence of high intra ocular pressure which we normally find. In glaucoma,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: grey area on retina,, choroidal nevus, birth mark
choroidal nevus, birth mark, eye test: The most likely diagnosis is a choroidal nevus. this is like a birth mark or freckle on the retinal and is usually of no consequence. If the eye doctor you saw was not an ophthalmologist, seeing an ophthalmologist would be appropriate. Elliot Werner, M.D...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Halogen Lighting and Computer Eyestrain, computer vision syndrome, halogen desk lamp
computer vision syndrome, halogen desk lamp, halogen lighting: Dear Chris, Halogen lights are very harsh on the eyes. Preferably use natural lighting whenever possible, in the night try and use the white tubelights. For tips to avoid computer strain read the following link http://www.shroffeye.org/computer-vision-syndrome.htm...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Heaviness on Eyes, frontal sinusitis, sinisitis
frontal sinusitis, sinisitis, sinusits: Dear Durgesh, I would say follow strictly the advise on our website www.shroffeye.org on computer vision syndrome and how to avoid the same. Genteal eye drops are preservative free lubricating eye drops and using them before using the computers may help,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Heavy/pressure on eye, steam inhalation, sinus problems
steam inhalation, sinus problems, shroff: Dear Fi, Please also rule out any sinus problems since the nerves tend to be in the same area and can be the cause of such headaches. Alternatively, you may be having a change in numbers or a small error which may need glasses. Steam inhalation usually...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hello, Arnard Shroff, computer vision syndrome, eye muscles
computer vision syndrome, eye muscles, eye exercises: Dear Allan, I know how you feel when you get glasses. Unfortunately, with the work our eyes need to do in todays times eg sitting on a computer etc does create more need for them, hence more young kids wear glasses these days. Yes, there are some things...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Help! vision problems, soft contact lenses, gas permeable lens
soft contact lenses, gas permeable lens, soft lenses: Dear Laura, It would help if you could email your prescription to us. Sometimes gas permeable lens wearers find it difficult adjusting to soft contact lenses. If your lenses turn and lead to hazy vision, you re probably wearing soft torics. I d recommend...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Help!, broken blood vessels, stomach flu
broken blood vessels, stomach flu, first few days: Dear Kym, Sorry that you have to go through this. Firstly, the redness, yellowness will settle down. An instant eye drops which can clear the eyes (temporary effect) is Optihist or Clearine. I am not aware of the trade name in your country but you can check...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hepatitis, hepatic disorders, chronicity
hepatic disorders, chronicity, gastroenterologist: Your will have to know the details of the type of hepatitis as there are different causes for the disease with different patterns for chronicity or relapse. Your question is best answered by a gastroenterologist or a physician specialized in hepatic disorders...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Heterochromia, japanese race, mysterious disease
japanese race, mysterious disease, shroff: Dear Tania, There is no study which shows a prevalence in Japanese race which I have coome across. However, you can read more on this condition on http://news.softpedia.com/news/One-Blue-Eye-One-Brown-Eye-The-Mysterious-Disease-67681.shtml Hope this...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, vitreous detachment, faao
vitreous detachment, faao, alpar: Frances, You ve probably experienced a vitreous detachment . The vitreous is the clear goo inside the eye. It shrinks with age and eventually seperates from the retina. You should have your eyes dilated to make sure the retina did not tear when the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Humphrey Field Test, cdsp, field test
cdsp, field test, humphrey: A foveal sensitivity of 37-40 dB would be very normal, even a little better than average depending on the age of the patient. I m not sure what you mean by CDSP. The Humphrey has a value called MD and one called PSD. I am not familiar with CDSP. Elliot...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hyperopia, visual acuity, childs eye
visual acuity, childs eye, eye dr: Dear Lisa, I can understand your concern regarding the kids. What would help us is more information:- 1. the exact prescription and the amount of Visual acuity or sight as in 20/20 or less This will enable us to understand whether he needs to or not...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: head trauma and glaucoma, head trauma, dr werner
head trauma, dr werner, ciliary body: The characteristic finding in traumatic glaucoma is what is called an angle recession deformity. When we look at the angle of the eye with a test called gonioscopy, the angle is abnormally wide. The insertion of the most peripheral part of the iris is displaced...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: head trauma and glaucoma, facial trauma, head trauma
facial trauma, head trauma, opthomologist: What a horrible story. I hope and pray that you find comfort and recovery during your life. To answer your question, the type of head and facial trauma you describe can certainly lead to glaucoma. Normally we would diagnose traumatic glacuoma by seeing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: hello, ophthalmoscope, shroff
ophthalmoscope, shroff, fundus: Dear Chinedu, The retinoscope is used to check the numbers of the eye, the ophthalmoscope depends if it is the direct or indirect. Direct is to check the fundus, indirect to look at the entire retina after dilatation. Hope this helps, Best Regards,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: hello, pain concern, answear
pain concern, answear, needles: Hi Sarah, You could be having these symptoms for many reasons. The fog and the pain concern me the most. This usually indicates a more serious problem, possibly an infection of some sort. My advise would be to make an appointment to see your Dr. ASAP....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: can you help me?, intraocular lens implantation, lamellar keratoplasty
intraocular lens implantation, lamellar keratoplasty, marc grossman: Ejiogu, Either procedure may be fine. assuming that there is no underlying pathology responsible for your worsening vision. To find this out, you would really need to have your eyes fully evaluated by an eye doctor. If there is no underlying pathology,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: help, bates method, aldous huxley
bates method, aldous huxley, relaxation techniques: I would say that practising the Bates Method can cure myopia completely, provided all other factors are considered,(ie not wearing glasses or contact lenses if at all possible, regular practice of eye-relaxation techniques, and following a healthy diet). ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Can you help me with my bad eyesigh, laser eye surgery, shroff
laser eye surgery, shroff, ophth: Dear Leon, Dont fret, there are many shortsighted people like you, in fact over 40% of the population is shortsighted. Yes, you can undergo laser eye surgery, but only after 18 years when your numbers stabilize. Until then, try contact lenses as an option....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: help for a lazy eye, bates method, aldous huxley
bates method, aldous huxley, eye exercise: The best book on the Bates Method is Aldous Huxley s The Art of Seeing . As for training, I would suggest doing just a couple of lessons with a Bates Method teacher. Here s a website re this:- http://www.seeing.org/teachers/index.htm Most eye-exercise...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: can you help me out?, intraocular lens implantation, lamellar keratoplasty
intraocular lens implantation, lamellar keratoplasty, visual disability: Firstly you must understand that your visual disability is due to TWO possible reasons : 1) Very High Myopia i.e. High refractive error of 27 ~ 30 Diopters 2) Retinal problems like myopic macular changes and degeneration which occurs commonly in cases...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: hemorrhagic lesions of the eye, eye lesions, optic nerves
eye lesions, optic nerves, retinal specialist: Unfortunately he seems to be suffering from inflammation of the nervous system (the retina is really part of the brain). A neurologist would be the best specialist to sort out the cause and treatment for this. Hypothyroidism would not cause it, although it...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: high myopia, eye glass lenses, dear ryan
eye glass lenses, dear ryan, shroff: Dear Ryan, The reason this happens is because of the high numbers you have. You will not be able to avoid it with any kind of glasses. The choice is lenses or a permanent treatment with LASIK. You can read more about it on www.lasikindia.in Best Regards,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: high myopia query, macular degeneration symptoms, retinal tears
macular degeneration symptoms, retinal tears, wrong prescription: Dear Ryan, The quality of vision that a person with macular degeneration has depends on the location and also type of macular degeneration. If the degeneration is in the centre then the person has very little good vision. Yes, a person with -9.00 if...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: very high myopia., natural lens, shroff
natural lens, shroff, myopia: Dear Ronak, It will be difficult to advise whether ICL is a good procedure for yo or not without examining your eye, anterior chamber depth, state of natural lens etc. Hence if in Mumbai we can help you..please call 66921000 or 26431006 and ask for an appointment,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: hippus, inner ear problem, pupil size
inner ear problem, pupil size, medical visits: Hippus refers to the normal rhythmic variation in pupil size. It is larger in younger people and tends to decrease with age. Soem people have larger hippus than others. If you shine a light in any normal persons pupil, the pupil will constrict and then...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: hole in retina, retinal hole, heavy weights
retinal hole, heavy weights, shroff: Dear Sophie, It takes a few days for the visual symptoms of a retinal hole to settle. If, even after a week, this symptom stays then you need to follow up for a check up of the retina again, which in any case must have been suggested as a routine follow...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: hole in the retina, hole in the retina, hi doc
hole in the retina, hi doc, shroff: Dear Mark, The old hole gets sealed and heals with fibrosis. If out of central field it does not hamper vision. However, overall the retina is weak for some people who have to watch out for the symptoms you have described. Hope this helps, Dr Shrof...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: hole in retina, vitreoretinal surgeon, retinal holes
vitreoretinal surgeon, retinal holes, eye retina: Retinal holes may or may not require treatment depending upon their size, location and other factors. This can only be evaluated after a detail check up by a Vitreoretinal surgeon. You should undertake an ophthalmic exam by a Vitreoretinal surgeon who will...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Does my husband really need glasses?, focus point, shroff
focus point, shroff, ophth: Dear Mary, The numbers being very small, he may not notice the difference immediately. However sitting about 6 metres away from a focus point preferably some alphabets like a T which has two axis, he can use the glasses and try without them to see if the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ICL Complications?, angle closure glaucoma, enlarged pupil
angle closure glaucoma, enlarged pupil, dull ache: Dear Lauren, Went through your details as per your e mail since no exact report / description of the eye doctor was available. Yes, these could be symptoms of post ICL issues like angle closure glaucoma , which are not uncommon, however I cannot be sure...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Implantable Contact Lens, lattice degeneration, retina specialist
lattice degeneration, retina specialist, detached retina: Dear Sheila, Firstly, take the retinal surgeons opinion since you primarily have a troubled area there. Secondly, regarding risks of ICL are a few, cataract being induced early in most of them, defeats the purpose of ICL, as with new mulifocal implants...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Implantable contact lens, dear teresa, ocular surgery
dear teresa, ocular surgery, examination findings: Dear Teresa, ICL is an intra ocular surgery, hence will take some time to settle and for you to feel good. However, since you have not mentioned your vision, can you send us your last eye examination findings including visual acuity. Thanks, Dr Shrof...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Improving poor eyesight..., bates method, poor eyesight
bates method, poor eyesight, aldous huxley: Hello, Yes,It s a good idea to avoid sugary foods. Also, if you wear glasses, avoid using them as much as possible(reasonable), except when it s dangerous, such as when you re driving. Wearing glasses is the one thing that really weakens your eyes over time....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Inadvertent Double Vision, opthalmologist, neuro ophthalmologist
opthalmologist, neuro ophthalmologist, pressure tests: Double vision has many, many possible causes. I could not speculate on what might be causing yours. The neuro-ophthalmologist will evaluate your eye movements and do tests to rule in or rule out the various causes of double vision. Elliot Werner, M.D...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Infants, cones and rods, eye sight
cones and rods, eye sight, shroff: Dear Chanel, Thats somewhat true, they have blurry vision till about 4 months then start seeing colours better. This link will help you understand infant s eye sight better. http://www.ski.org/Vision/babyvision.html?id=10 Hope this helps, Warm regards,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Interview for school!, dealing with difficult patients, legal restraints
dealing with difficult patients, legal restraints, year college degree: Hi Amy, I am having trouble with my computer or this web site but I will try to answer this for you again. 1. 27 years 2. I wanted to work in the medical field where I could also have a family life and optometry seemed to work well with that. Yes,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: IntraLasik, new pair of glasses, antireflective coating
new pair of glasses, antireflective coating, soap and water: If your glasses are old & with many smudges, it would be better to undergo a fresh eye test and make a new pair of glasses. Most coatings tend to wear out with time. Various types of correction of refractive error by Laser has to be customized for every...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Intralase eye surgery, dear sarah, eye examination
dear sarah, eye examination, shroff: Dear Sarah, This is indeed scary for you, but do not panic. Most important is what the doctors have informed you. As we do not have any eye examination report of yours, it is difficult to comment on the same, without having examined your eyes. The vision...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Iris Color, exact diagnosis, dark brown eyes
exact diagnosis, dark brown eyes, japanese male: Lightening of the iris in both eyes is very unusual. There are many conditions that can darken the iris, but very few that cause it to get lighter. I could not speculate on the cause without examining your friend. I would suggest he see an ophthalmologist....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My Iris, exact diagnosis, ophthalmologist
exact diagnosis, ophthalmologist, werner: I am sorry but I am not able to answer questions of the “What is wrong with me?” type. I would suggest you see an ophthalmologist. If you are given an exact diagnosis, let me know and I can give you more information about your particular condition. Elliot...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: idiopathic parafoveal telangiectasia, retinal specialist, photo therapy
retinal specialist, photo therapy, steroid injections: Dear Leah, I have spoken to a retinal specialist since this query is in the purview of a retinal specialist. There is a new injection called Lucentis, however it has specific indictaions. It would be best for you to communicate directly with our retinal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: idiopathic subretinal neovascularization, optic nerve head, ocular histoplasmosis syndrome
optic nerve head, ocular histoplasmosis syndrome, laser photocoagulation: There are many possible causes for choroidal neovascular membrane including : 1. Angioid streaks 2. Optic nerve head drusen 3. Idiopathich CNVM 4. Macular drusen 5. Multiple evanescent white dot syndrome 6. Optic nerve coloboma 7. Peripapillary choroiditis...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: impaired vision and how to stop the progress of detioration any further, ken erickson, optical nerves
ken erickson, optical nerves, bates method: The Bates Method would help to alleviate any stress on his eyes. It s also quite good at helping blood circulation around the eyes as well(eg:- palming). I would suggest the following:- check out www.seeing.org for info on the Bates Method, and check out...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: How do I improve my vision?, bates method, eye exercise
bates method, eye exercise, aldous huxley: Hello, Well, the best eye-exercise for helping 1 or both eyes to focus better is to fix a string to a wall at eye-level(standing or sitting, as you wish), put 10 beads along the string at evenly spaced intervals, and just(without straining) focus first both...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: improving my eyes, laser eye surgery, bates method
laser eye surgery, bates method, janet goodrich: Hello, Yes, the Bates method works alright. However it takes a LOT of dedication and a long time(2-3 years sometimes). You can improve a considerable amount, provided that your optic nerve isn t damaged. The first thing you should do is buy the book The...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: infant Anisocoria ...pupils not the same size when dialated ...., unequal pupils, pediatric ophthalmologist
unequal pupils, pediatric ophthalmologist, ocular diseases: Simple anisocoria is, as you mention, very common and usually completely benign. I don t know if children will grow out of it. I see many patients who have some anisocoria on some visits and not on other visits. More importantly, there are other, possibly...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: more info on Bates?, bates method, dangerous side effects
bates method, dangerous side effects, aldous huxley: Hello, There are very few bates Method websites at the moment. There IS www.seeing.org, and you will find any other important ones in the links page of that website. The website contains information on where to find Bates Method Teachers, and has Bates Method...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: any info would be great, omega 3 fatty acids, selenium and zinc
omega 3 fatty acids, selenium and zinc, marc grossman: Jenni, To help keep the eyes as healthy, I recommend a multivitamin with lutein that has vitamin a, c, e, selenium and zinc and lutein - we do have a product that costs about 13-15 dollars per month called Viteyes that follows the guidelines set by the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I am interested in bi-focal..., multifocal contact lenses, base curve
multifocal contact lenses, base curve, visual stability: Yes, ordering the wrong base curve can dramatically affect the vision. Only your doctor could assess whether the lenses are performing properly. I have found much better success with the B&L over the Acuvue in my office. But no soft bifocal lense will give...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: intermittant pain - redness - inflamation, sinus pain, diane shepherd
sinus pain, diane shepherd, inflamation: Hi Ms. Shepherd, The intermittant pain that you describe could be sinus pain. Your eye is surrounded by sinuses and when they are swollen they can cause pain around and behind your eye. My concern is the redness. I would suggest that you see another eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: intraocular lens for cataract, multifocal lens, unhappy patients
multifocal lens, unhappy patients, vision lens: The advantage of the standard single vision lens implant is that it is a proven technology with a long history of almost uniformly good results. If you have one implanted for distance vision, you would still need reading glasses, but in my experience most...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: intraocular pressure, juvenile cataracts, elevated intraocular pressure
juvenile cataracts, elevated intraocular pressure, carbonated drinks: Elevated intraocular pressure is very common in younger people who have juvenile cataracts. Cosopt would be a very appropriate treatment. The eye pressure is largely independent of outside or environmental factors. None of the things you mentioned would...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: one iris has changed colour., sympton, shroff
sympton, shroff, ophth: Dear Katie, It is not common but due to age it may change colour as the pigmentation in the iris deepens. It may be seen when using certain medications. It is best to consult an ophthalmologist as the eye needs to be examined. Hope this helps, Dr...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: iris color, dr werner, inflammations
dr werner, inflammations, color changes: Iris color rarely changes in adults. The most common causes would be the use of certain medications mainly prostaglandin analog eye drops for treating glaucoma, tumors in the eye, and certain types of chronic inflammations in the eye. If your eyes have gotten...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: iritis in pregnancy, cleft palate, pred forte
cleft palate, pred forte, iritis: Dear Anique, I would prescribe this with caution when it is really required, teaching the patient to apply the drops properly so that it does not get absorbed or very little gets into the system, mainly acting locally. Again, this would be only after knowing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: itchy eyes, red itchy eyes, allergy pills
red itchy eyes, allergy pills, sodium cromoglycate: Your presenting symptoms are too severe for anything over-the-counter to help. You should consult a qualified ophthalmologist for stronger prescription drugs to help treat your conditon. There are many anti-allergy medications including anti-histamine...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: itchy eyes, red itchy eyes, eye allergies
red itchy eyes, eye allergies, allergy season: Hi Erin, The best thing that I have found for eye allergies is an eye drop called Patanol. You use one drop twice a day during your allergy season and it prevents the reaction. Ask your eye doctor if this would be right for you. Sincerely,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Keratoconus and myopia, keratoconus, rpg design
keratoconus, rpg design, faao: Robyn, You should ALWAYS wear eye protection when playing sports. The rapid and dramatic changes is vision are not unusual with keratoconus. What is unusual is your age. Keratoconus typically is diagnosed in the late teens and tends to stabilize...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Keratoconus, central cornea, corneal topography
central cornea, corneal topography, keratoconus: It is neither likely nor unlikely. Keratoconus is a specific disease of the cornea that is characterized by excessive localized thinning of the central cornea, an abnormally shaped cornea and an irregular corneal surface. It is more than simply a thin, steep...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Can Kidney Disease Can Early Visual Loss ?, kidney disease, systemic disorder
kidney disease, systemic disorder, female population: Fabry s disease is a rare systemic disorder that affects the eye and the kidney. It is not kidney disease that causes eye disease but an underlying problem that causes both. Males tend to be more severely affected than females. The National Institute of Health...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: keeping lenses, changing frames?, progressive bifocals, best bet
progressive bifocals, best bet, size frame: Hi Laura, I know in our office, the optical dept. does not regrind lenses to fit another frame. Most labs will not. It is nearly impossible to duplicate or grind the lenses to the exact specifications. Some places will insert the lenses into a frame (most...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: How to know the brand of gas permerable lens, gas permeable lenses, gas permeable contacts
gas permeable lenses, gas permeable contacts, different materials: Hi Rosanne, Gas permeable lenses are made by a variety of manufacturers; there are dozens of different materials available. Boston is the most common manufacturer and even they make about 6-8 different materials. Gas permeable contacts are custom shaped...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: LASIK-age suggestion, changes during pregnancy, vision changes
changes during pregnancy, vision changes, shroff: Dear Molly, Thank you for your e mail. Yes, your numbers may change during pregnancy because of the hormones. This may not happen in everybody, but there is a possibility. It is best to wait 3 months after LASIK to have apregnancy or do it after the delivery...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: LASIK, eye prescription, soft contact lenses
eye prescription, soft contact lenses, lasik procedure: Is it bad for my eyes to be looking out of an old prescription for two weeks, will my vision get worse? ........in most cases, no. And also, there are 10 days between my LASIK evaluation where my eye prescription will be determined, and between the actual...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lack of Pigmintation behind the eye, ocular albinism, sarah lack
ocular albinism, sarah lack, visual disability: Lack of pigment in the eye is called ocular albinism. It is a genetic condition for which there is no treatment. There is, however, a lot that can be done for the visual disability and you should ask for a referral to a low vision specialist or a visual...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lamellar Hole in Retina, macular holes, macular hole
macular holes, macular hole, retina: You have not mentioned where the lamellar hole is located. However, as an OCT has been done, I assume it is a macular hole . There is no evidence that running is a cause for progression of a macular hole. You need to monitor the other eye also, as macular...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lamellar Hole, hole in the retina, vitreous gel
hole in the retina, vitreous gel, coherence tomography: If you can imagine the retina as a sheet or screen at the back of the eye and then see it sideways i.e. in cross-section. If the separation involves the entire thickness of the sheet it would be considered a full thickness hole. There are three...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Large astigmatism after Vitrectomy, detached retina, vitrectomy
detached retina, vitrectomy, gas bubble: Dear Ken, Yes, primarily the astigmatism comes from the cornea, but any surgery of the eye requires an incision, and then comes healing of that incision. In this healing, the eye may have a change in prescription. Even the one you have immdeiately after...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Larger left eye pupil, uneven pupils, eye pupil
uneven pupils, eye pupil, sight test: Dear Alan, Uneven pupils are seen in normal population about 20 % incidence. Ruling out certain reasons like use of some medications, some inherent eye problems etc will determine the cause if any. In your case, your heart medictaions could be a predisposing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Laser Surgery for Presbyopia, tv drive, reading glasses
tv drive, reading glasses, reading numbers: Dear Ian, Thank you for your kind words. What I would suggest is to visit an optometrist who can give you a -1.00 D contact lens for one eye. This is called monovision. See if you are comfortable with this. Yes, one can create a -1.00D number on one eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lasik and the such like, laser vision correction, eye sphere
laser vision correction, eye sphere, lasik procedure: Dear Sonya, Before I go into the details of LASIK, I would first like you to understand that not all LASIK centers will be the same in this aspect primarily because not all have similar technology or expertise. It is of utmost importance that you learn...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lasik and dry eye, dry eyes, canidate
dry eyes, canidate, shroff: Dear Beverly, If you have definite, diagnosed condition of dry eyes, and your symptoms sound like one, you are not an ideal candidtae for LASIK. Depending on the amount of dry eye, you can consider EpiLASIK. The reason that you are not a fit candidate for...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lasik operation, female dentist, dear nora
female dentist, dear nora, eye condition: Dear Nora, I can understand your disappointment. However, the LASIK procedure can be repeated. This of course also depends on what your eye condition is like, which your doctor will inform you. Retreatment or fine tuning the first treatment is a relatively...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lasik and recent MS diagnosis, ms diagnosis, refractive surgeon
ms diagnosis, refractive surgeon, intralasik: I m sorry to say that I do not do LASIK surgery and do not have sufficient expetise to answer your question. I have not heard of MS being a contraindication to LASIK, but, as I say, I do not work in the field. I would suggest you contact a refractive surgeon....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lasik and recent MS, cranial nerve palsy, sixth cranial nerve
cranial nerve palsy, sixth cranial nerve, sixth cranial nerve palsy: As I mentioned earlier, you should consult an experienced LASIK specialist. He/she will also be well trained in all the latest techniques and modifications to the technique. In any case, your eyes will need to be re-examined for Visual acuity Intraocular...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lasik treatment, minor irritation, light situations
minor irritation, light situations, left eye: Dear John, Yes, you could be right. there may be a small astigmatic error which is tpical of what you describe when you see horizontal lines. An optometrist should be able to definitely diagnose this and also give you a refraction. depending on the work...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lasik, wavelight allegretto, wavefront lasik
wavelight allegretto, wavefront lasik, pupil size: Dear Anand, Before I go into the details of LASIK, I would first like you to understand that not all LASIK centres will be the same in this aspect primarily because not all have similar technology. We are India s longest-standing users of the benchmark...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lazy Eye, visual pathway to the brain, lazy brain
visual pathway to the brain, lazy brain, optomologist: Dear Ray, Unfortunately the lazy eye is actually lazy brain. That is we see with our brain. The visual pathway is fully developed by the age of 9 years and hence one if having any numbers must use them prior to this to be able to send optimal lines of sight...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lazy eye, visual acuity, optomologist
visual acuity, optomologist, corneal thickness: Hi Ray, I can not really answer your question as accurately as you would like with the information you have provided. There is surgery which can raise the muscle in the eyelid if it is drooping. This is only done if the vision is being affected. As far...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lazy eye, bad vision, bad eye
bad vision, bad eye, poor vision: Misalignment of the eyes (strabismus) can occur at any age if one eye has poor vision. Unfortunately, if you have poor vision in the affected eye since birth it is unlikely that there is any treatment at this time. If it becomes constant, you can consider...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: LCD - eye health, marc grossman, eye exercises
marc grossman, eye exercises, eye fatigue: LCD screens have a significant advantage in terms of reduced stress on the eyes over CRT screens in that they do not flicker, and do not give off the stressful electromagnetic energy that CRT s do. I will be coming out with a DVD on Computer Eye Fatigue that...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lens Prescription, diopters, faao
diopters, faao, alpar: Jeffery, The prescription is probably correct. The power of a lens in diopters is a function of its focal length. [D=1/f , where d is the power of the lens and f is the focal length in meters.] The closer the prescription is moved toward the eye the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lens problems., lens problems, lasik procedure
lens problems, lasik procedure, fishbowl: With the fairly high correction you have and the difference between the eyes, you might be better off with contact lenses or having a lasik procedure to eliminate the need for glasses. Other than that, I cannot really offer an explanation for your problem...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lens recommendations for myopia and astigmatism., new pair of glasses, frame shape
new pair of glasses, frame shape, lens materials: Hi Luis, The coatings are not much of a factor. The polycarb material is the biggest culprit. There are a few other materials out there which we caller higher index plastic. I have the Seiko lens in my glasses, but every optical usually carries a few...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lens Solutions, enzyme protein, protein deposits
enzyme protein, protein deposits, lens solutions: Hi Murphy, The all in one do a decent job, but I have always prefered the 2 step cleaners. Boston Solutions are th most common. There is the regular silver label & the advance with the gold label; the one you use is dependant on your material. You...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Long sightedness, eye muscles, sarah dear
eye muscles, sarah dear, reply thanks: Dear Sarah, I can understand your concern regarding your 4 year old. I cannot comment on the expertise of the optician, you will know best since you may have visited him/ her before. Or else if in doubt take a second opinion. Children have very strong...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Longsightedness, dailies contact lenses, visual acuity
dailies contact lenses, visual acuity, reading glasses: Dear Ora, No, your eyes will not improve or adjust to the lower prescription glasses. Thats exactly what I meant, that for some work it may be fine to use them, but while driving etc you may need to see sharper with the prescription closer to the exact...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Low vision, sagital sinus, msm capsules
sagital sinus, msm capsules, marc grossman: Hi, This is a tough condition. I would recommend doing the natural anti-inflammatories such as Carlsons fish oil, serrazyme, and MSM capsules. Do you know why you have the paplioderma? You can answer directly to me at vision2030@earthlink.net ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Low vision, sagital sinus, nerve cells
sagital sinus, nerve cells, papillitis: If your vision has been reduced for two years, it is unlikely that it will return unless medicine finds a way to regrow nerve cells. You can get help with doing some tasks, like reading, using magnifiers and other vision aids. Ask your eye doctor to recommend...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Low vision, sagital sinus, optic nerve
sagital sinus, optic nerve, papillitis: The type of problem you had causes damage and destruction of part of the optic nerve. this is probably why your vision is subnormal. Unfortunately the optic nerve has no healing or regenerative ability so damage to the optic nerve is permanent and not reversible....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Low vision, optic nerve fibers, sagital sinus
optic nerve fibers, sagital sinus, coherence tomography: As I have explained earlier, there is little that can be done for existing optic atrophy due to nerve damage which occured due to the sinus thrombosis. The only preventive measure that can be done is to avoid a similar episode from occuring again and ensure...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lamellar hole., shroff, macula
shroff, macula, laser treatment: Dear Sheena, Is the lamellar hole in the center (macula)? or in the periphery. The line of treatment differs for both. You can do the laser treatment immediately if in the periphery. In center we wait and watch. So, your regular follow up is important....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lamellar hole, visual improvement, diabetic patient
visual improvement, diabetic patient, better success: Based upon the information provided, it seems that your father has developed an early stage macular hole. This is a separation in the center of the retina - the part which is important for fine vision like reading and writing. If there is clinical evidence...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: larger/smaller eyes, refractive error, werner
refractive error, werner, glasses: The size of the eye has no impact on how well people see. It does affect the refractive error (strength of glasses needed to correct vision to normal). If the eye is abnormally large or abnormally small, then it usually reflects other abnormalities that...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: laser or lense for myopia, laser peripheral iridotomy, retinopathy of prematurity
laser peripheral iridotomy, retinopathy of prematurity, laser iridotomy: Dear Mila, Thank you for your e mail. Your eye hisotory is quite extensive and involves not just pressure problems, but also retinal issues and in 2006 you seem to have undergone cataract surgery in one eye. That is the phacoemulsification. If you have developed...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lazy eye, eye in the mirror, eye exercises
eye in the mirror, eye exercises, lazy eye: A lazy eye (technical term amblyopia) results when there is some problem with the vision or alignment of the eyes in a child. Treatment for a lazy eye must be started before the age of 7 or so in order to get any response. There is no effective treatment...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lazy eye, lazy eye, amblyopia
lazy eye, amblyopia, vision therapy: A lazy eye (technical term amblyopia) is not something that would be noticed in a photograph. Amblyopia produces a permanent decrease in the vision of an eye, but the eye has a normal appearance. What you are describing is probably strabismus, that is a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lazy eye, amblyopic eye, changing colors
amblyopic eye, changing colors, eye doctors: Hi Chris, No, surgery can not fix your lazy eye. The only remedy may be glasses/contacts and extensive vision therapy similar to what you went through with the patch. As far as the different colors, I have never heard of an amblyopic eye changing colors....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: legal blindness, legal blindness, convinience
legal blindness, convinience, distance vision: Dear Rk, In India I am unsure of the rules, but with your glasses in the USA is 20/200 which is 6/60.You would ideally be fine in the USA with the glasses you use, however, you will have to check with the authorities here for the equivalent. Hope this...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: light sensitivity, external eye disease, ocular surface disorder
external eye disease, ocular surface disorder, exact diagnosis: The symptoms you describe in a long-term contact lens wearer probably indicate some significant ocular surface disorder. You should definitely see an ophthalmologist, preferably one with training and special expertise in external eye disease in order to get...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lightning like flash in one eye, retinal examination, retinal exam
retinal examination, retinal exam, shroff: Dear Jim, It could be something with the retina from a weak spot to a vessel leak or even nothing at all. Unfortunately, it cannot be diagnosed by symtoms alone and needs a retinal check up. If the retinal examination is normal, you do not have to worry...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My little sister's left eye.....Please help, plastic drawer, eye doctor
plastic drawer, eye doctor, little sister: Hi Katy, The only way to know how your sister s eye was damaged is to have it checked by an eye doctor. There can be damage that needs to be treated so she does not lose sight in the eye. Tell your parents what happened and ask them to take her...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: long-sightedness, correct diagnosis, mins max
correct diagnosis, mins max, long sightedness: Dear Teresa, Yes, your daughter if she has a number, the best thing that you can do for her is to make sure that she uses glasses all the time. Reason?... if she does not, the eye that is lazy will continue to be so after she is older and her vision in...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: how long to wait for cataract removal, cataract removal, cataract surgery
cataract removal, cataract surgery, progressive lenses: Dear Sharon, Firstly, no, there is no reason why you need to wait for a cataract to develop further if it has already been diagnosed. However, other factors are also involved in giving clear vision, and you need to be sure that your loss of visual acuity...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: longsightedness, sucess rate, check ups
sucess rate, check ups, inbalance: Dear Michelle, You are absolutely on the right track. It is important to wear the prescribed glasses so that she reatins the lines of vision she enjoys today. The brain will otherwise suppress the vision from the weak eye and over years may lead to amblyopia...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: when looking at the bright sky, tiny dots, bright sky
tiny dots, bright sky, white sky: Dear Rambo, This is completely normal. What you are looking at is a retinal image and the moving cells are normal for all. However, try not to look directly at the sun as the UV light can burn your macula. Hope this helps, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH),...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: after looking at the sunshine, tiny dots, clear sky
tiny dots, clear sky, shroff: Dear Rambo, This is normal as it will be a reflection of particles inside your eye. Do not do this on purpose, ie. see directly at the sun as it may cause burns. I also think that I have answered this Q earlier. Regards, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH), FICS...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: "loss of vision", extreme brightness, optic nerve
extreme brightness, optic nerve, transient loss: Any time there is loss of vision, it may be a serious issue, wither with the eye itself or something systemic. Transient loss of vision should be evaluate ASAP. I would not venture to tell you what it could be in this type of forum, there are too many...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: low vision, e mail address, exact diagnosis
e mail address, exact diagnosis, greek alphabet: Hi Tigist, I feel helpless because I cannot guide you unless you send me your mother s exact diagnosis and eye report. You can do the same and e mail it to shroffeye@vsnl.com Hope this helps, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH), FICS www.shroffeye.or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lower eyelid swelling, throat drainage, ear nose throat
throat drainage, ear nose throat, grass fires: Itching is usually a prominent symptom of allergy. If you have a lot of itching with your swelling, allergy is the most likely diagnosis. The association with your throat drainage would also suggest sinus disease which can be associated with lid swelling...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Macula Pucker, part of the retina, spontaneous improvement
part of the retina, spontaneous improvement, pucker: Macular pucker results from an overgrowth of cells on the surface of the retina that produce a membrane that interferes with the function of the central part of the retina. The membrane does not usually go away by itself, so spontaneous improvement of macular...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Macular Degeneration and wearing contac lens, retina specialist, retinal changes
retina specialist, retinal changes, hemmorage: Hi, You would have to direct your retinal related questions to the Dr who is currently treating you. The issue is too complicated and i would not feel comfortable answering questions outside my specialty. There is no link between contacts and macular degeneration...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Macular degeneration test & eye photos, contact lens prescription, full body scans
contact lens prescription, full body scans, advanced beneficiary notice: These tests are fairly standard but not usually done unless there is some abnormality on clinical exam that would justify them. I m not sure where you re writing from or what the regulations are in your home state, but here in Pennsylvania whenever a doctor...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Macular Edima, eye inflammations, vitritis
eye inflammations, vitritis, eye problem: Macular edema as an isolated finding has not been reported in multiple sclerosis as far as I can determine. MS patients do, however, get a variety of eye inflammations that can be associated with macular edema such as intermediate uveitis, vitritis and retinal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Macular Hole, cataract formation, retinal detachment
cataract formation, retinal detachment, macular hole: There are no other treatment options besides vitrectomy, membrane peeling and intravitreal gas injection. If you decide not to undergo any surgical treatment, the hole may remain the same or continue to increase in size with progress central visual loss....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Macular hole, vision return, distance vision
vision return, distance vision, distant objects: It really is impossible for me to answer your question without actually examining you. It would depend on how severe your macular hole was initially, what your current visual function is, what the macula looks like now and what your refraction (measurement...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Maxsight contacts lens, nike maxsight contacts, toric lenses
nike maxsight contacts, toric lenses, acuvue advance: Hi, Only her Dr would be able to change the fit to a different lens. Base curves from one brand or type of contact can not be compared to another, they are all individualized. Also, from what I know, the Maxisight are not available in toric. Switching...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Measles and Blindness, inflammation of the brain, vitamin a deficiency
inflammation of the brain, vitamin a deficiency, loss of vision: Measles can cause loss of vision by several different mechanisms. Measles can cause a keratitis, inflammation of the cornea, that can result in scarring and opacities of the cornea. Measles can cause a uveitis, inflammation of the internal structures of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Measurement of Sphere Difference, eye strain and headaches, eye cataract
eye strain and headaches, eye cataract, cataract operations: The spherical equivalent on the right eye is 3.75. The left is -0.375. The spherical difference between the two is 4.125. Your optometrist is right. This is too much difference between the two eyes for most people to adjust to spectacles. The best solution...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Minocycline scleral pigmentation, melanin pigmentation, hard palate
melanin pigmentation, hard palate, orthopedic hospital: I personally have not seen scleral pigmentation associated with minocycline. If the pigmentation is confined to the conjunctiva, it could be removed if it is not too extensive. If it is deeper into the coats of the eyeball itself, it probably cannot be removed....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Missing Letters when reading, visual field test, optical coherence
visual field test, optical coherence, dr werner: If you are missing letters and seeing distortion on the Amsler grid, there there is probably a problem with either your retina and/or optic nerve. If nothing is seen in the retina, my advice would be to have a visual field test and an OCT (Optical Coherence...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Mitochondrial Myopathy, pupil size, muscle disease
pupil size, muscle disease, mitochondrial myopathy: If he is being diagnosed with a mitochondrial myopathy, the appropriate specialist to see is a neurologist. Regarding the difference in pupil size, this is a common phenomenon that is probably not related to mitochondrial myopathy. If you want him evalated...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Monovision blending, cataract surgery, tecnis
cataract surgery, tecnis, optimum vision: Dear James, You havem t mentioned where you re from. In India we implant bilateral Tecnis bifocal implants that give far and near vision simultaneously, so there s no need for nonovision. You could check whether Restor bifocal imlants are available in...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: MYOPIA SURGERY, retinal detatchment, myopia surgery
retinal detatchment, myopia surgery, laser eye surgery: Dear Luis, High myopes do have a risk of having retinal detatchment and it is not uncommon for them to undergo retinal laser or surgery for the same. It is important that the treatment is timely with regular follow up with your specialist. The laser...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Mydriatic pupil/Mydriasis, eye dr, left eye
eye dr, left eye, millimeters: Hi Debbie, This matter needs to be evaluated by a Dr. in person, a soon as you can. I would advice making an appointment with your eye Dr. ASAP for a work-up. You seem to have some very basic optical knowledge, using terms like mydriasis and measuring...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Myope Wearing Contact Lens for Reading, case western reserve, case western reserve university
case western reserve, case western reserve university, western reserve university: Reading with your contact lenses will probably make no difference, but there is some evidence that prolonged close work is associated with increasing myopia. If you are concerned you could get 3.00 reading glasses to wear when you read with your contacts...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Myopia, bates method, aldous huxley
bates method, aldous huxley, cassette courses: It has helped my myopia considerably. My vision was extremely blurred before I tried this method, and it has steadily improved over time. The Bates Method is far too complicated to go into in just 1 e-mail. Read the book The Art of Seeing by Aldous Huxley...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Myopia, university accommodation office, full spectrum light
university accommodation office, full spectrum light, yellow bulbs: Hello Ben, The sudden increase of your shortsightedness may be from all of the close work that you do and the computer work. It can also be genetic but usually you stop getting more shortsighted after you stop growing. I don t think that you need...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Myopia, fight myopia, pioneer junior college
fight myopia, pioneer junior college, newscientist: Hello, Sounds like a very interesting project. Here are my answers to your questions:- 1:- Watching too much television and playing computer games is definitely harmful to the eyes because the eyes are then fixed to one small area and worse are fixed only...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Myopia, fight myopia, pioneer junior college
fight myopia, pioneer junior college, newscientist: Hello Ms. Su, I believe that the main cause of true myopia is heredity. There is some increase in myopia and a false myopia that can be caused by too much close work. This can include computer games. We do see more myopia in Asians but are not...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Myopia, fight myopia, pioneer junior college
fight myopia, pioneer junior college, newscientist: (1) There is no direct cause and effect which has been established scientifically. Excess indoor activity has been considered by some to cause myopia, although this pattern is not replicated in all countries. (2) There are genetic and other causes for variations...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Myopia vs Hyperopia, color perception, blurriness
color perception, blurriness, corrective lenses: Hi Andrew, Having not done the exam myself, I can not answer some of your questions as thoroughly as I would like. Just as you may be right or left handed, the eyes may be different also. I have not done the red/green test in over 20 years of practice....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Myopia, bates method, eye exercises
bates method, eye exercises, aldous huxley: The Bates Method is a complex series of eye-exercises, which improves your vision naturally, without the complications involved with laser surgery etc. Buy the book The art of seeing by Aldous Huxley(available from amazon.com-it gives you all the basic...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Myopic Glasses Causing Near Vision Issues?, low blood pressure, vision issues
low blood pressure, vision issues, distant work: Dear Crystal, If you are just 29 years, you do not need glasses for nera work. The 1.5 number is small enough that you can work on the PC etc without needing the glasses. But please wear them when you drive etc. for distant work. Regards, Dr Shrof...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Mysterious broken blood vessel in retina, broken blood vessel, tetanus toxoid
broken blood vessel, tetanus toxoid, retinal hemorrhages: I cannot answer your question about the future effect on your vision without actually examining you. Retinal hemorrhages have a variety of causes. I don t know of any relationship between tetanus toxoid and retinal hemorrhage unless you had a allergic or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: macular degen, doctor dear, physical eye
doctor dear, physical eye, eye examination: Dear Marc, Your doctor may be right. as only a physical eye examination can determine the reasons and line of treatment for your fathers condition, I suggest you follow up with the current doctors advise. Hope this helps, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH),...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: macular degeneration -newest treatments if any ?, dry macular degeneration, treatment for dry macular degeneration
dry macular degeneration, treatment for dry macular degeneration, eye vitamins: there is no medical treatment for dry macular degeneration. There are treatments for the wet type and they are very effective in the early stages of the disease. The eye vitamins with the AREDS formula are fairly effective in reducing the risk of progression...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: macular drusen, wet macular degeneration, avastine
wet macular degeneration, avastine, wet kind: Dear Vicki, The wet macular degeneration has an advancement in treatment with Avastine or anti VEGF drugs. You will need to consult a good retina expert for this. As reagrds the glaucoma, all you basically need to do is keep the intra ocular pressure in...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: macular dysplasia, visual prognosis, progressive loss
visual prognosis, progressive loss, exact type: There a many varieties of macular dysplasia. Essentially, it is a type of degeneration of the cells of the center of the retina. This can lead to gradual progressive loss of vision. Sometimes, the vision may remain stable for several years. The additional...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: marijuana use aftermath, retinal damage, depth description
retinal damage, depth description, pointed questions: Hi Taran, I am not aware of any permanent retinal damage that results from marijuana use. Smoking in general, for many years, can harm the retina, like the rest of your body. The best thing to do is to see an eye doctor and have a complete exam done...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: marijuana use aftermath, visual pathways, depth description
visual pathways, depth description, grateful thanks: It is impossible for me to diagnose your problem without actually examining you. The first step would be to have a complete exam by a well trained ophthalmologist to determine if there are any abnormalities of your eyes or visual pathways. If you get a specific...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: marijuana use aftermath, long term vision, optic nerve
long term vision, optic nerve, faao: Taran, To the best of my knowledge, marijuana does not cause long- term vision problems, although it can cause long term problems with your lungs. It is not unusual for someone your age to become nearsighted (myopic). You should get your eyes checked....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: matter in eye, allergic condition, eye drop
allergic condition, eye drop, frequent breaks: Dear David, It would be difficult to comment what it is unless we see it. If you can send a picture it would help. However, the fact that it disappears and also that there is irritation of eyes makes me lean towards an allergic condition. If you are working...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: meaning of numbers, left eye, astigmatism
left eye, astigmatism, sph: Hi Eileen, The way you presented the numbers is not usually how Dr s write their prescriptions. But I think I can figure out what they mean. It looks like the right eye has a moderate amount of astigmatism, that what the number 2.00 mneas for the right...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: measurement infor, astigmatism correction, eye exam
astigmatism correction, eye exam, os 4: Hi Jessica, OD stands for right, OS stands for left. It sounds like your right eye has a slight astigmatism correction. DS stands for diopter sphere, which means there is just a nearsighted correction and no astigmatism in that eye. It may be written...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: med's, ocular herpes, pilocarpine
ocular herpes, pilocarpine, betoptic: If your mother s glaucoma cannot be controlled with drops, the logical step would be to do either laser or incisional surgery for her glaucoma. The exact type of surgery would depend on the nature of her glaucoma. Talk to your ophthalmologist about other...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: medicaded eyewear, prescription glasses, light images
prescription glasses, light images, optical lenses: Hi, The glasses are made out of optical lenses which have the ability to refocus blurred light images. They do no not have medicine or any medicinal properties. The amount of focusing or light adjusting the lens has is called the prescription. But there...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: medication, glaucoma specialist, retina specialist
glaucoma specialist, retina specialist, cataract removal: Dear Juliann, Pred Forte may have been started by your retinal specialist for the retinal problems. It is not to control Glaucoma or eye pressure. Using this eye drops, your IOP has to be monitored regularly. You have a complicated eye history, hence...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: meds & macular degeneration, omega 3 essential fatty acids, essential fatty acids
omega 3 essential fatty acids, essential fatty acids, marc grossman: Rit, Diuretics are not specifically implicated in making ARMD worse, but ARMD is related to poor circulation and delivery of specific nutrients to the retina. The effect of diuretics is to reduce the re-assimilation of nutrients and water into the body...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: micoophthalmia, congenital anomaly, microphthalmia
congenital anomaly, microphthalmia, coloboma: Microphthalmia is a congenital anomaly of the eye. the eye fails to develop properly and grow to a normal size before birth. In isolated cases of unilateral microphthalmia without a family history, the cause is usually unknown. There is no effective treatment....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: micoophthalmia, visual acuity, coloboma
visual acuity, coloboma, anomoly: Dear Joanne, Thank you for your query. In Micro ophthalmia it is important to know what is the amount of visual acuity you have and vision you enjoy, other than the health of the other parts of your eye especially lens and retina. You could send us your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: micropsia, cataract removal, silicone oil
cataract removal, silicone oil, pred forte: Your distorted vision is undoubtedly due to damage to your retina from your underlying eye disease as indicated by your multiple and complex surgeries. There is probably no treatment for the distortion, but it often improves with time and slow improvement...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: micropsia, cataract removal, silicone oil
cataract removal, silicone oil, pred forte: Dear Susanna, This is difficult to answer without exactly examining your eyes. But if with a history of eye surgeries you have stated, you would need glasses or some visual aids to see better. This will be dispensed by an optometrist. Kindly check that...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: mom's AMD, retinal specialist, john dear
retinal specialist, john dear, side vision: Dear John, AMD treatment is tricky and needs close follow ups. The glasses may help, but the fact remains that the cuse is in the retina. There are newer forms of treatment available like Avastine available which may help improve vision. But I think that...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: morning flashes, visual disturbances, shroff
visual disturbances, shroff, eye doctor: Dear Vivek, Difficult to say unless we have a retinal check done on your eyes. It seems more like I mentione before, an image of the retina. This happens to everyone. If there is a constant shadow then it is a retinal problem which needs immediate attention....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My mother has a eye problem..., eye problem, nevus
eye problem, nevus, conjunctiva: The appearance of a dark or black spot on the white of the eye could be due to the presence of a nevus (similar to a mole on the skin) on the conjunctiva or the lining of the eye. Rarely, it can be due to a malignancy - especially, if it showing a progressive...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: mothers glaucoma, cataract surgury, good drugs
cataract surgury, good drugs, ocular herpes: I was wandering if the drops are more effective than the gel. .. the gel works well, although it is not as available. there any other good drugs that have come out ... there are several drops other than xalatan that can be used and are not contraindicated...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: multifocal IOL, open angle glaucoma, cataract surgery
open angle glaucoma, cataract surgery, caucasian male: There is no particular reason why you could not have a multifocal implant if and when you need cataract surgery. Your doctor should give you complete and objective information about the benefits and potential risks of a multifocal lens and should not try...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: muscle or nerve twitch, nicotine intake, tonic water
nicotine intake, tonic water, neurological condition: Debra, Assuming you haven t had any trauma and there is no underlying neurological condition. What you are describing is known as myokemia (lid twitch). Things that cause it are stress, lack of sleep, increase caffeine and nicotine intake. The best way...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: muscle spasm, muscle spasm, eye spasms
muscle spasm, eye spasms, optical department: No, an optometrist is not the person to see. You should definitely see an ophthalmologist. If your eyes are medically normal, then a neurological referral would probably be appropriate. If you doctor will not give you a referral to an ophthalmologist, contact...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: myopic degeneration, pathologic myopia, retina detachment
pathologic myopia, retina detachment, pathological myopia: The only common symptom of keratoconus is painless decreased vision that cannot be corrected with glasses. this is a nonspecific symptom that characterizes hundreds of different eye diseases. The best test to diagnose keratoconus is corneal topography. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: myopic macular degeneration, poor visual acuity, optical pathway
poor visual acuity, optical pathway, myopic macular degeneration: Dear Logan, There are many reasons considering that there are so many areas in the eyes that give good vision. Any change or defect in any part of the optical pathway may lead to decrease in vision. There is no hard and fast rule which says that because...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Natural healing of myopia, marc grossman, eye exercises
marc grossman, eye exercises, eye muscles: Carlene, Myopia can often be improved through an eye exercise program by strengthening the eye muscles and improving the flexibility of the lens. To find a vision therapist near you, you can go to www.oep.org In the meantime, you can start with some...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Naysea and dizziness, eye doc, great vision
eye doc, great vision, eys: Jim, Presbyopia is definitely annoying. Some people will have a couple different pairs of specs depending on what they are using their eyes for. I really don t think one pair will do the trick for EVERY possible situation. Have you tried a standard flat...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: NearSighted, computer glasses, worse all the time
computer glasses, worse all the time, preventative measures: By your vision getting worse all the time do you mean that your spectacle prescription is increasing? If so, NO there s nothing you can to do improve your vision. Something that MAY help to slow down the myopic progression is some type of reading Rx/bifocals...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: NearSighted, bates method, aldous huxley
bates method, aldous huxley, eye balls: There are two options. The first is to try orthokeratology. This means buying specially-fitted prescription lenses designed to mould around your eye-balls so well that you get perfect(if temporary) eyesight, through pressure etc.. You have to wear them every...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: NearSighted, worse all the time, preventative measures
worse all the time, preventative measures, nonsurgical treatment: The cause of nearsightedness is unknown but it appears to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Prolonged near work, particularly in childhood can produce or aggravate nearsightedness in susceptible individuals. The only nonsurgical treatment...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Nearsightedness in 12 year old Child, rapid deterioration, young adolescents
rapid deterioration, young adolescents, dr werner: Myopia typically develops in children between ages 7 and 14 and often progresses fairly rapidly in young adolescents, so your grandaughter s situation is not unusual. Most children adjust quite well to being given the full prescription. It is not generally...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Need help for a 5 year old - high myopia, accelerated orthokeratology, rgp contact lenses
accelerated orthokeratology, rgp contact lenses, oxygen availability: Dear Akash, Ortho-K was the traditional form which now is called Accelerated Ortho-K but the principle that it works on is pretty much the same. Unlike traditional ortho-K, accelerated ortho-K uses new technology that better measures the cornea (Topography)...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Need your opinion., community health center, mexican immigrants
community health center, mexican immigrants, dr werner: This is an excellent idea and I would encourage you to pursue it. The American Academy of Ophthalmology already has a similar program in place for medically indigent patients. I would suggest you contact them at their headquarters in San Francisco. Many...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Neovascularization, blood vessel growth, ghost vessels
blood vessel growth, ghost vessels, o2 optix: Hello, Usually, NO, I repeat, NO Dr. should refit a patient into a more high oxygen lens unless the cornea is still healthy. If this is the case, within a few weeks the blood inside the limbal vessels will recede and leave behind the ghost vessels you mention....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New advances and limited information, zebra fish, eye cells
zebra fish, eye cells, clinicaltrials gov: Dear Albert, I can understand how you must feel. yes, the path breaking research sometimes gets too highlighted for lay people and hopes do get high. However, there is also no harm in finding out more information and doing your best instead of resigning...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New Contact Lens Rx, acuvue 2 contacts, acuvue oasys
acuvue 2 contacts, acuvue oasys, silicone hydrogel: A couple of possible reasons for the different power between the two lenses. The first and most obvious is the different material. Intuitively we would think that your cornea had swollen a bit from not enough oxygen and switching the lens to the Oasys...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New Eyeglasses Issues..., new pair of glasses, dr mike
new pair of glasses, dr mike, perscription: Hi Bruce, If your glasses are blurred in any way, you need to contact the Dr. who wrote the Rx and be rechecked or notify their office of the situation. If lenses have shifted or turned in the frame (even slightly), it may be causing you problem. Also,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New eye glasses, honda crv, first few days
honda crv, first few days, distance vision: Hi Narissa, It looks like there was a moderate increase in the right eye (OD). Plus are you sure the last number in the left eye(OS) is correct. A change in axis from 25 to 120 is definitely not common. You sure it is not 020 in the left eye? I would check...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New Glasses - Blurry Vision, eye pressures, depth perception
eye pressures, depth perception, eye doctor: Hi Jenny, It can take anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks to adapt to new glasses. Especially if you have not worn them on a regular basis. Beside the Doctor s prescription, the material the lenses are made from as well as thing like the shape of the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New glasses., reading glasses, uncorrected vision
reading glasses, uncorrected vision, eye exam: People often fail to realize that they need glasses and that their uncorrected vision is less than optimal. That s because they don t know any different and assume that is the way the world is supposed to look and that everyone else sees the world the same...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New glasses, lazy eye surgery, muscular problem
lazy eye surgery, muscular problem, lazy eyes: Dear Peter, I can understand how you feel. It takes a couple of days to get used to the new numbers. However, if not comfortable, you must go back as someimes a full correction in glasses does not suit some with lazy eyes and they are better off just correcting...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New glasses, coffee mugs, prescription glasses
coffee mugs, prescription glasses, astigmatism: You probably had a large change in your prescription which is why you are noticing the distortion that all glasses produce. Most people s brain will eventually adapt to the glasses, so carry on. It may take up to twelve weeks to adapt. Elliot Werner, M.D...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New glasses/distorted vision, depth perception, distorted vision
depth perception, distorted vision, dr mike: Hi Stacey, What you are experiencing may be perfectly normal considering your Rx, especially if you have not worn glasses for awhile. However, there may be a few things making it more irratable. Certain plastic may distort the image. If you have poly...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New glasses - dizziness / slight nausea, lens packages, back ups
lens packages, back ups, lens material: Hi Michael, If the prescription on the new glasses is a bit stronger than your old back-ups, some adaption may be needed. I would give it about 7 days or so. If it does not improve there are several reasons even though the prescription may be accurate....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New glasses, reading glasses, bill reading
reading glasses, bill reading, dear bill: Dear Bill, Reading glasses is something no one can prevent as it comes with age and one cannot stop ageing. Sad as it may sound but it is unavoidable. The age of getting these glasses differs from person to person, but usually after age 40 years, one...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New Prescription for glasses., computer vision syndrome, steam inhalation
computer vision syndrome, steam inhalation, insignificant change: Dear Lee Anne, Sorry for the delay in reply, but my internet was giving trouble. In my opinion, it is an insignificant change and will not help much. Headaches and eye strain can have many reasons from sinusitis to poor positioning on computers. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New prescription, visual acuity, reading glasses
visual acuity, reading glasses, lack of confidence: Dear Michael, I can completely understand your concerns regarding your son. Firstly do not be alarmed, this is not a high number. However, in your sons best interest it is good to continuously use them as it will keep his visual acuity at 20/20 and there...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New prescription maes me feel cross-eyed, computer vision syndrome, steam inhalation
computer vision syndrome, steam inhalation, book spines: Dear Gordon, Most times one needs to get used to a new prescription and finds the vision a bit strained. You will get used to this over time. However, if you are uncomfortable, your prescription from the old glasses has hardly changed, hence you can...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New prescription - two opinions, high definition televisions, eye work
high definition televisions, eye work, opthalmologist: Hi Athena, A +1.75 and +2.00 lens are very close in prescription. The stronger lens, +2.00, will give better near vision, but may be a bit blurrier for far. If the different prescriptions are in a different style frame or made from a different plastic...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New prescription, distance vision, cornea
distance vision, cornea, astigmatism: Bill, On a side note...I m always curious why folks don t ask the Dr. that EXAMINED them these questions....I d appreciate a response. To answers your questions. 1) Yes there will be a difference in how you see with drug store glasses than purchased...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New Reading Glasses, old glasses, reading glasses
old glasses, reading glasses, hi mary: Hi Mary, All I can say is in 20 years and 1000 s of exams, I have prescrived prism only 4-5 times. Now you may need it, but it sounds like you need to get a second opinion. Make sure you get your exam from an Optometrist. Opthalmologist love to Rx prism....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New RGP lenses, rgp contact lenses, rgp lenses
rgp contact lenses, rgp lenses, patient comfort: Hi Mark, The halos and glare may definitely be part of the adaption process, especially if there is a small amount of edema (swelling) of the cornea. Also, your pupil will dilate at night, exposing the outside portion or peripheral optics of the lens; this...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New reading glasses, new pair of glasses, reading glasses
new pair of glasses, reading glasses, quality prescription: Most Drs like the patients to give a new pair of glasses at lest one week. If you have never needed reading glasses in the past, it may take yoiur focusing awhile to adjust. If after a week you are still having trouble, call your Dr s office and ask them...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Newborns eyes, unequal pupils, pediatric ophthalmologist
unequal pupils, pediatric ophthalmologist, pupil size: There is a condition called congenital anisocoria meaning babies are born with unequal pupils for no apparent reason and have nothing else wrong with them. If your child has been examined and nothing was found you probably have nothing to worry about. If...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: NIGHT AND DAY CONTACTS, solution problems, 30 day contacts
solution problems, 30 day contacts, acuvue: Hi Jeff, Acuvue has a new one day lens out called 1-Day Moist . It is one of the most comfortable and safest lenses on the market. Not only are one day lenses safer due to nightly removal, but there is little if any risk of solution problems. I strongly...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Nil vision in right eye, eye specialist, eye condition
eye specialist, eye condition, eye hospital: Dear Ravinder, This is a recent event. Your eye condition is cited by you. We do not know what visual acuity you have today. You will need to closely follow up with your eye specialist for the same. Which center are you being treated at? You can...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Number of practicing ophthalmologists, american board of ophthalmology, refractive specialists
american board of ophthalmology, refractive specialists, ophthalmologists: I really wouldn t know how to get this information. You might try the American Board of Ophthalmology, or you might get this type of information from the Department of Health and Human Services or the Census Bureau. For other countries, you would probably...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: narrow angle glaucoma, narrow angle glaucoma, pred forte
narrow angle glaucoma, pred forte, optic disc: It is really impossible to answer your first question without examining you. It depends why your pupil is dilated and why the lid is drooping. A disc photo is just that, a photograph of your optic disc. this is done to provide a record of its current appearance...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: natural way to improve vision, bates method, bad eyesight
bates method, bad eyesight, poor eyesight: Hello, It all depends on you as to how long it takes. I d say an average of 1-3 years of continuous practise, but that s just my opinion. You need to do the Bates Method for 1/2 an hour 6 days a week at a minimum to improve your eyesight markedly. I can t...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: near/far vision problem, bifocal glasses, new pair of glasses
bifocal glasses, new pair of glasses, far vision: Bifocal glasses have two different segments for distance and near vision. Therefore, there should be no reason for you to develop blurred vision for distance if the prescription has been appropriate. If you have recently started using bifocals you may...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: near sighted & far sighted, two eyes, left eye
two eyes, left eye, magnitude: A difference between the two eyes of the magnitude you describe is not common but not rare. As far as we know, whether or not you wear your glasses or not will make no difference in the changes your eyes might undergo as time goes by. Elliot Werner, M.D...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: near vision, sight glasses, distance vision
sight glasses, distance vision, shroff: Dear Ross, Usingthe nmbers -7, -8 and reading comfortably is orrect. With -9, -10, the numbers were probably over corrected. You are not causing any problems by wearing the -7, -8 glasses. Hope this makes you feel better, Best regards, Dr Shrof...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: nearsighted vs. farsighted, environmental component, refractive error
environmental component, refractive error, hyperopia: I m not sure that is a true statement. The prevalence of myopia depends on the population being studied. In highly developed industrialized societies the distribution of refractive measurements tends to be skewed towards myopia. In aboriginal or non-industrialized...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: nearsigthedness, bates method, eyesight problems
bates method, eyesight problems, aldous huxley: You can solve your eyesight problems by using the Bates Method, as long as it involves short-/long-sightedness/glaucoma and a few other eye conditions. Some eye-conditions occur due to a bad diet etc., but can t be cured by the Bates Method alone, although...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: need to ask, stong, eye vision
stong, eye vision, lpd: Allergies can cause the vision to blur when they are acting up by secreting discharge into the eye. This makes it very difficult to focus. Allergy & sinus will also cause discomfort or pressure around the eye also. From the information you gave me, if your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: need for developmental optometry?, developmental optometrist, pediatric ophthalmologist
developmental optometrist, pediatric ophthalmologist, mirror image: I am not an expert in this type of problem. My wife teaches first and second grade and she tells me the type of problems you describe is not uncommon when children are learning to read and write. these type of learning difficulties are almost never due to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Do i need glasses?, eye exam, eye strain
eye exam, eye strain, eye health: Hi Casey...Go get an eye exam! Usually the exam is very stright forward and painless. My exams take 20 minutes or so. The Dr. will check all aspects of your vision, as well as test for your overall eye health. Even though most vision symptoms have minor...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Do I need glasses ?, exact diagnosis, questioners
exact diagnosis, questioners, eye exam: Please see my instructions to questioners. I cannot tell you if you need glasses without examining you. I would suggest you see an ophthalmologist. If you get an exact diagnosis, let me know and I can give you more specific information about your particular...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: do i need glasses?, eye muscle problems, vision test
eye muscle problems, vision test, amblyopia: Hi Tabitha, Technically all you know at this point is your visual acuitu, that is how well you see things at a distance, is below the acceptable level of 20/20. The left is is more blurry than the right. When the vision is below an acceptable level on...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: do i need glasses, muscle coordination, eye dr
muscle coordination, eye dr, eye muscle: Hi Lindsey, First, I would strongly recommend you get a complete eye exam from your Optometrist as soon as possible. Blurred vision is most often corrected by glasses, but there are other factors which also need to be rules out such as eye heatlh and eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Do I need glasses?, lisence, eye exams
lisence, eye exams, headaches: I don t know if you need glasses since I haven t examined you, but in general if you see well at distance (driving, TV, etc) and for reading, you don t need glasses unless you have crossed eyes or something like that. Very few headaches are the result of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Do i need glasses?, nausea and dizziness, forehead area
nausea and dizziness, forehead area, sinus infection: Hi, If you have not had a complete eye exam by an Optometrist in the last year it is a good idea. With the dizziness and pressure, it sounds like you have a sinus infection and/or possible ear infection. My advice would be to see your primary physician...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: need help with schools stupidity, pediatric ophthalmologist, school bureaucracy
pediatric ophthalmologist, school bureaucracy, floating vision: You don t seem to have a medical question so I m not sure I can help you with your problem with the school bureaucracy. I would suggest you have your son evaluated by a pediatric ophthalmologist. If your son has a specific diagnosis that requires adjustments...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: new color contacts, base curve, color contacts
base curve, color contacts, lens products: Dear Marney, Since you have no numbers, this is an easier task. All brands mentioned by you are from good companies. What is important is :- 1. Visit a contact lens expert who gives you the right fit 2. Keep the measurements with you and ask them what are...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: new contact lens prescription, acuvue 2 lenses, contact lens prescription
acuvue 2 lenses, contact lens prescription, acuvue oasis: Hi, Usually the lenses with bother both eyes not just one. You may have gotten something trapped underneath the lens which irritated your eye. If you think you may have scratched your eye, notify your Dr. ASAP to have it checked. I can not answer the question...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: new contacts, acuvue advance with hydraclear, acuvue contacts
acuvue advance with hydraclear, acuvue contacts, acuvue lenses: Hi Jennifer, If you are changing lens types you need to be refit by your Dr. The regular Acuvue & the Avuvue 2 Advance are totally different lenses and can not really compared by the base curve measurements. Most Dr.s get diagnostic lenses from the manufacturer....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: new glasses, bifocal glasses, reading 1
bifocal glasses, reading 1, eye exam: What your doctor said about increasing strength of reading correction between the mid 40 s and age 55 or 60 is true. As to whether or not you will need a distance correction and bifocals I cannot answer without actually examining you. Elliot Werner, M.D...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: new glasses, no line bifocals, drs office
no line bifocals, drs office, new pair of glasses: Hi Terri, What you are experiencing may be normal. As the power of a no line increases on the bottom, the distortion zones will also increase. Also, different material lenses and different brands of no lines will cause a different distortion effect. I...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: new lenses, soft contact lenses, extra vision
soft contact lenses, extra vision, doctors office: Dear Beth, If the doctors office has confirmed that the lens prescription is the same that you were using earlier, then give it some time for adjustment. revert back to them after wearing them for a week with no progress. Hope this helps, Warm regards,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: new lenses, optical centers, prescription lenses
optical centers, prescription lenses, thanks for your time: The glasses may be the same prescription but made differently - with a different placement of optical centers or with a different material. Or, the prescription made may be different from your old prescription. For further information, you need to consult...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: new prescription glsses, ophtalmologist, horizontal axis
ophtalmologist, horizontal axis, astigmatism: Judie, It is not unusual to develop astigmatism correction at 90 degrees (such as your right eye) after say age 40. However, it is a little unusual to develop it in the horizontal axis (170 like your left eye). Yes, if you have not had astigmatism correction...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: new prescription, wearing contact lenses, diagnostic lenses
wearing contact lenses, diagnostic lenses, lens companies: Hi Jennifer, There is really no question here, but I think you are concerned about the Rx increase, no? Almost every Dr. I know gets trial/diagnostic lenses from the contact lens companies. I would ask your Dr. for a trial pair of contacts with the new...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Is it normal that I experience these?, optical nerve, spot images
optical nerve, spot images, light situations: Dear Joe Yes, this is very normal. These are floaters which are there noramlly inside your eye but get visualized in enhanced light situations such as bright walls, white background against light etc. Do not worry. Best regards, Dr Anand Shroff, MS...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: numbers of power, conversion formula, medical field
conversion formula, medical field, optician: Dear Moti, The following is the conversion formula The same no. of glasses can be written in plus or minus cylindrical form. In this case the axis changes eg + 1.00 D at 90 degrees can also be written as +1.00 D sphere with -1.00 D cylinder at 180...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Object displacement, left eye, displacement
left eye, displacement, james 1: Hi James, 1. Usually there should be minimal image displacement with a plano or non-prescriptive lens. 2. A lens with a correction may alter the image size as well as displace the image. The amount is usually proportional to the overall Rx. There is a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: OCT test, diseases of the macula, coherence tomography
diseases of the macula, coherence tomography, optical coherence: OCT stands for Optical Coherence Tomography. This is a computerized imaging technique that uses laser light to make a 3-D image of the retina. It is a simple test to perform. Usually the pupil must be dilated and then the patient sits in front of a special...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Occasional blurred vision, feeling unwell, types of arthritis
feeling unwell, types of arthritis, high blood pressure: Many diseases can be diagnosed if they have eye manifestations. Usually this doesn t occur until the conditions are fairly far advanced. for example, diabetes, high blood pressure, various types of arthritis and infections all can have effects on the eyes....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Occular cupping size, glaucoma treatment, optic nerves
glaucoma treatment, optic nerves, nerve tissue: Dear Andy,, the check up that your optician has suggested is to rule out a silent eye disease called Glaucoma you can learn more about it on this link http://shroffeye.org/glaucoma-treatment.htm I would not jump to any conclusions just yet, since she...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Occular Implants, implant surgery, cataracts
implant surgery, cataracts, eye surgery: Generally it works quite well and give good results. I m not sure whether or not you are being treated for cataracts or simply the glasses correction. If you don t have cataract and simply want the glasses correction removed, have you considered lasik? ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Occular Myesthenia Gravis?, blood oxygen levels, frequent bouts
blood oxygen levels, frequent bouts, light smoker: Patients with ocular myasthenia often do not show antibodies in the blood, but a Tensilon test is often diagnostic. Seeing a neuro-ophthalmologist is probably not a bad idea if your only symptom is double vision. It would probably be best to ask your neurologist...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ocular Albinism & Eye Surgery, ocular albinism, mystagmus
ocular albinism, mystagmus, botox treatments: If your vision is, in fact, getting worse, you need to find out exactly why. Are you developing cataracts? Are you developing a retinal problem? Are you developing glaucoma? Is your refraction changing? You cannot proceed any further without a proper...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ocular Histoplasmosis, ocular histoplasmosis, dear elaine
ocular histoplasmosis, dear elaine, retinal specialist: Dear Elaine, Although this is out of my expertise, I do know that Ocular Histoplasmosis if acute with leakage has a new revolutionary treatment with Anti VEGF drugs like Avastin and Lucentis. He need not give up weight lifting totally if the bleeding...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ocular help, bates method, eye exercises
bates method, eye exercises, lutein supplements: Hello Stratton, I m afraid I can t recomend supplememts as I found them to be rather useless. Bilberry worked but it s best if you buy bilberry or blueberry in the form of fruit instead of in capsules if you want any effect. These 2 fruits are high in antioxidants...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ocular Melanosis, ocular melanosis, disposable contact lenses
ocular melanosis, disposable contact lenses, opthamalogist: You are correct that there is no cosmetic surgical option. Any surgical attempt would involve tissues that are far too risky to be messed with. Has melanoma already been ruled out? Are you asking about a cosmetic contact lens to cover the sclera (white...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ocular Migraine? Worried..., menstrual migraines, ocular migraine
menstrual migraines, ocular migraine, extreme stress: There are several things that could potentially cause your symptoms. Stress being one of them. Sinus problems usually produce a pressure type of feeling around the eyes. I would think you can wait to see the Dr. unless your symptoms get worse or you start...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ocular supplements, dr mercola, vision therapist
dr mercola, vision therapist, lutein supplements: Stratton, First of all, please make sure you get a full eye exam to make sure there is no underlying problem that needs to be addressed. Assuming no underlying pathology, there is a lot you can do to help improve your vision, such as eye exericses. To...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Is It Okay to wear contacts, dear doctor, lazy eye
dear doctor, lazy eye, shroff: Dear Aleisha, Yes, you can try to see if contact lenses suit you, even if the eye is lazy. The vision being blurry or not and eye problems with contact lenses comes from different reasons. Since the information is vast, you can read more on it on www.shroffeye.org...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Okay to wear weaker Rx temporarily?, lens rx, lasik consultation
lens rx, lasik consultation, lasik center: First, If you are under 30-35 and your eyes are still changing, I would hold off on the lasik procedure until your Rx is stable. I would get a second opinion from a different Opthalmologist too. I would trust the glasses results of your Optometrist over...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Old vs New prescription, old glasses, short periods
old glasses, short periods, eye strain: Is is usually ok to go back to an older Rx for short periods of time if they aid the vision. The most common side effect is usually a bit of eye strain, which is temporary. The numbers you provided are not written in the correct notation, but I gather you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ONHD, optic nerve head, optic nerve head drusen
optic nerve head, optic nerve head drusen, check ups: Optic nerve head drusen is very common, rarely causes any problems, and does not require any special follow-up. Another type of drusen is macular drusen, which is typically followed by the patient periodically looking at a grid to make sure lines do not appear...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ophthalmology & Optometry, lasik specialist, retinal specialist
lasik specialist, retinal specialist, pediatric specialist: Hi Stacie, A good question for lay person. An Ophthalmologist is a doctor, a specialist in eye care. He can further specialize by being a LASIK specialist, retinal specialist, pediatric specialist etc depending on different conditions within the eye. An...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optic Disc Drusen, optic disc, rare occasions
optic disc, rare occasions, loss of vision: It is very unusual for optic disc drusen to cause any significant impairment of vision. Occasionally, severe cases will progress and on rare occasions can produce some loss of vision. The large majority of cases, however, have no ill effects from the drusen....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optic Drusen, optic disc drusen, optic nerve
optic disc drusen, optic nerve, congenital disorder: Visible optic disc drusen are extremely rare in children and have not been reported before age 11. It is possible your daughter has drusen, but I would question the diagnosis unless it has been made by ultrasound or sophisticated imaging techniques. In any...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optic Drusin, optic nerve head, rods and cones
optic nerve head, rods and cones, macular area: Larry, Basically two types of drusen in relation to the eye are talked about. One version are buried drusen of the optic nerve head. This is a congenital condition with variable clinical presentation (meaning some people might have a lot of ONH drusen...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optic Nerve/Brain, dr robert white, optic nerve
dr robert white, optic nerve, metrohealth medical center: I know nothing about the material you described in your message so I cannot comment. The optic nerve of higher vertebrates does not regenerate. Therefore, if you cut the optic nerve of any mammal, it does not regrow and does not function. Some species of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optic Nerve/Brain, spinal cord injuries, dr robert white
spinal cord injuries, dr robert white, optic nerve: Hi Will, You are right. It would be very difficult to hook up the 12 million nerves that are in the optic nerve correctly so they stay in sequence and the creature can actually see. If done quickly enough, you could probably get the eye to temporarily...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optic Nerve/Brain, dr robert white, optic nerve
dr robert white, optic nerve, metrohealth medical center: There are a lot of unanswered questions regarding the anatomical and physiological aspects of this type of surgery. Current medical literature and research shows no evidence of any success in re-attaching a completely severed optic nerve to obtain any satisfactory...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optic Nerve Drusen, optic nerve drusen, exact diagnosis
optic nerve drusen, exact diagnosis, central vision: I m really not able to answer your question without knowing exactly what is causing the blurring in your central vision. Your symptoms may or may not be due to optic nerve drusen, but optic nerve drusen rarely cause loss of central vision. It is entirely...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optic Nerve Head Drusen (ONHD), optic nerve head, optic nerve head drusen
optic nerve head, optic nerve head drusen, exact diagnosis: I am a bit confused by your question. Optic nerve head drusen is a fairly common condition and is almost always seen in both eyes. It is, in fact, very unusual to see it in only one eye. In most cases it is a benign condition that has little or no effect...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optic Nerve Head Drusen, optic nerve head, optic disc drusen
optic nerve head, optic disc drusen, medical school departments: 1. About 70 of patients with ONHD eventually develop some visual field loss. 2. Most visual field defects are detected between ages 20 and 50. Studies have shown a cumulative rate over time of about 1.6% per year. 3. These generally are neuro-ophthalmologists...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optic Neuritis / Papilledema, swollen optic nerve, optic neuritis
swollen optic nerve, optic neuritis, brain tumors: You are mentioning two very different conditions. Optic neuritis is an inflammation of the optic nerve that may have optic nerve swelling associated with it, but usually doesn t. Most cases of optic neuritis are self limited and get better on their...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optic Neuritis, optical neuritis, optic neuritis
optical neuritis, optic neuritis, signs of ms: Dear Amy, I completely understand your concern. Yes, optic neuritis can be associated with Multiple Sclerosis. However, an ophthalmologist may not be able to make a complete diagnosis as it requires a neurologist to look for other signs of MS. My suggestion,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optic nerve head drusen, optic nerve head, optic disc drusen
optic nerve head, optic disc drusen, optic nerve head drusen: Optic disc drusen and optic nerve head drusen are the same thing. The terms optic disc and optic nerve head are synonymous. There is no cure or treatment for optic disc drusen, but they are usually an incidental finding and rarely cause a problem. For more...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optical Prescription, lens prescriptions, opthamalogy
lens prescriptions, opthamalogy, optical prescription: Conversion of prescriptions relates to use of spherical and cylindrical corrections to correct refractive error. There is no such rule that positive denotes to Ophthalmology or negative denotes to Optometry. For example a correction of +0.5 D sph and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optomestry to ophthalmology, ophthalmology residency training, ophthalmologist
ophthalmology residency training, ophthalmologist, additional training: Yes. There are probably hundreds of optometrists who have become ophthalmologists in the United States. what you need to do is to go to medical school and get your M.D. degree. then you need to be accepted into an ophthalmology residency training program....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Do All Optometrists Use Alternative Glaucoma Tests., therapeutic optometrist, air puff
therapeutic optometrist, air puff, tonometer: In my opinion, the air puff tonometer is obsolete, inaccurate and should not be used. It is a poor test for glaucoma. The best test for glaucoma is a complete eye examination by someone well trained to detect it. If you are concerned, my advice would be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optometry, Dry Eyes and Conjunctivitis, shotgun approach, topical steroids
shotgun approach, topical steroids, thera tears: Shawn, Yes to question one if you live in the U.S.A. Depending on the cause of your inflammation, there are a few options to topical steroids that may be of benefit. In addition there are some newer steroids that might be ok for you to use. Lotemax is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optometry question, eyeglass lenses, soft contact lenses
eyeglass lenses, soft contact lenses, oral antibiotics: Dear Tammy, Contact lenses, tough as they may seem are very delicate. They need to be looked after well. The contact lens case should be full of lens solutin and the cleansing method followed strictly. Any carelessness in this management can result in shrinking...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optometry Vs. Opthalmology, eye care practitioners, spectacle shops
eye care practitioners, spectacle shops, primary eye care: Hello, I will try to answer your question briefly. Opthalmologists are MD s who do a 2 year residency in eye surgery after 4 years of college and medical school. They are considered secondary level care. Optpmetrist are ODs who complete 4 years of college...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optomitrists/Opthamologists, rare commodity, optometrist
rare commodity, optometrist, macular degeneration: It depends on how one defines the word treat and what the laws of the particualr state are. Optometric therapeutic privileges vary from state to state. There is no national standard. Also, as with most advirtising, truth is a rare commodity. Elliot Werner,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optomotrist Rx vs Ophthalmologist Rx, vision prescriptions, optomotrists
vision prescriptions, optomotrists, cylinder machines: Hi Pat, Opthalmologists use plus cylinder machines. The rest of the planet uses minus cylinder machines. You can tell whether it is a plus cyl or minus cyl RX by the + or - sign after the initial number. It may not be possible to explain how to transpose...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optrex Sterile Eye-drops, polyethylene glycol, chemical preservatives
polyethylene glycol, chemical preservatives, chloride calcium: Hi Cathy, I am not familiar with Optrex. What I may tell you is any drop with chemical preservatives can cause issues with the eyes. I am a proponent of the preservative free drops. Most of the ingredients you list are standard in most preserved over...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optrex Sterile Eye-drops, polyethylene glycol, chloride calcium
polyethylene glycol, chloride calcium, sodium borate: Dear Cathy, It is fine to use Optrex eye drops regularly. There are no known side effects or any adverse reactions studied. However, as an eye surgeon, I suggest that it is better not to put any unnecessary drugs in your eyes, when you do not need it. Your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ordering Contact Lenses, money link, drug money
money link, drug money, eye exam: I practice in Illinois and can not speak for the laws in other states or comment on the behavior of other Drs. But in Illinois, patients have a right to a copy of there contact lens Rx as long as they have had a current eye exam (usually expiration dates...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ortho K, corneal infections, ortho k lenses
corneal infections, ortho k lenses, dry eyes: Dear Chris, Although I am not an expert doing fittings of Ortho-K lenses, I do know that it has its own set of limitations and also problems like corneal infections. Again just like LASIK one has to be checked by an eye doctor proficient in fitting these...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Overnight Contact use, silicone hydrogel lenses, acuvue 2
silicone hydrogel lenses, acuvue 2, oxygen flow: Hi Erin, I am not familiar with Aquatech 55. But if they are made by Cooper/Ocular Science, then they are the Biomedic/Ultraflex 55 with a different label. They are approved for extended wear, but do not really function well for overnight use. The are...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: object removed left hole in cornea, signs of infection, rusty metal
signs of infection, rusty metal, eye patch: Based upon the information provided, it seems that your husband may have developed an abrasion or scratch on the surface of the cornea due to the foreign body. This is what is causing the uncomfortable feeling. Usually it heals rapidly provided there is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ocular herpes, marc grossman, ocular herpes
marc grossman, ocular herpes, viroptic: Dennis, I am sorry, but I do not have any holistic suggestions for you other than the possibility of trying acupuncture along with the medications prescribed by your doctor. If you need an acupuncture referral, please e-mail me at www.visionworksusa@earthlink.net...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ocular herpes, ocular herpes, oral acyclovir
ocular herpes, oral acyclovir, trifluridine: There are various forms and drug delivery methods to treat corneal disease due to herpes. These include various combination of drugs including anti-viral, steroid and if required antibiotics. These may be delivered orally (systemically) or locally (eye drops/ointment)....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ocular hypertension, ocular hypertension, coke bottle
ocular hypertension, coke bottle, eye pressure: Dear Steve, I am glad that you are looking after your health. The only thing that you must not do is drink a lot of fluid in one go. A lot of fluid means about 300 ml per hour. You should not exceed this (about what fits in a 300 ml coke bottle). This is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ocular rosacea, ocular rosacea, rosacea patients
ocular rosacea, rosacea patients, eye examination: Ocular rosacea can cause blepharitis (inflammation of the eyedlids), conjunctivitis, and rarely inflammation of the cornea (rosacea keratitis). This can lead to scarring of the cornea and loss of sight. This may occur in less than 5% of cases. Routine...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ocular screening analysis, kathleen school, school screenings
kathleen school, school screenings, vision issues: Hi Kathleen, School screenings do not want to let any child with vision issues slip through the cracks. The machines they use may be overly sensitive and pick up on even the slightest vision trouble. I would strongly recommend making an appointment to have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ocupress, molcules, timol
molcules, timol, carteolol: No. Ocupress (carteolol) is about equally effective as timolol. There is very little difference in therapeutic effect between them. In fact, carteolol is slightly weaker than timolol which is why it is used as a 1% solution as opposed to timolol whcih is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: oil, skin products, cataracts
skin products, cataracts, dry skin: I doubt the oil will do any permanent harm, especially if it doesn t hurt when you get it in your eyes. However, as a general rule skin products are not formulated for use in the eye and you should apply the stuff in such a way that it doesn t get into your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: oil, corneal edema, petroleum jelly
corneal edema, petroleum jelly, faao: Bei, The blurred vision may be the result of swelling (edema)of the cornea, the front part of the eye. Try not to get the oil near the eyes. If you must use something around your eyes, try some plain petroleum jelly (vaseline). Do not put it directly...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: old scratch, old scratch, corneal scratch
old scratch, corneal scratch, eye specialist: Dear Damian, It could be dry eyes also could be an allergy since the symptoms mimick each other. A corneal scratch that would need immediate attention would be one that hurts or affects vision. You can judge and act accordingly. Regards, Dr Shrof...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ophthalmology, shroff, haemorrhage
shroff, haemorrhage, eye doctor: Dear Irshad, This usually is a small sub conjunctival haemorrhage. In simple terms, the white of the eye has small blood vessels. Sometimes a small capillary may burst due to rubbing hard on the eye or trauma, or sometimes with a cold if you rub your eyes....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: opthamology or optometry, optometrist job, optometry school
optometrist job, optometry school, opthamology: Dear Saniya, An optometrist is someone who not only checks numbers but can also do much more in terms of using diagnostic equipment, excel in pediatric field etc, but are not allowed to practice medicine or give prescriptions. This Bachelors course takes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: optic atrophy and pituritory gland, optic atrophy, neuroophthalmologist
optic atrophy, neuroophthalmologist, optic nerves: Hi Joanne, I can t think of anything that will cause genetic optic atrophy but it s not really my field. I would see if you can ask a neurologist or a neuroophthalmologist. They may have ideas of what can cause this. Sincerely, ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: optic drousin, nerve fibers, pseudopapilledema
nerve fibers, pseudopapilledema, optic nerves: Optic drusen is a degenerative condition of the optic nerve in which small collections of material develop in the nerve and press on the nerve fibers. It rarely casues any significant vision loss, but can cause severe constriction of the peripheral vision....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: optic nerve, optic nerve, retinal examination
optic nerve, retinal examination, retinal specialist: Dear Bernadette, I know it can be depressing to learn about an eye condition which causes visual loss. However, this needs the opinion of a retinal expert and that is what probably your eye doctor is guiding you with, which is good. Whatever the reason,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: optic nerve drusen, optic nerve drusen, vison loss
optic nerve drusen, vison loss, faao: Rifat, I do not know of any cure or treatment for optic nerve drusen. The central fibers (which are responsible for detailed vision) are rarely affected. Therefore, the risks of you going blind are slim. Vison loss is from the sharp edges of the drusen...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: optic nerve swelling, swollen optic nerve, eye fatigue
swollen optic nerve, eye fatigue, frequent eye: If you optic nerve appears swollen, it could be a number of things, some of which are far from insignificant. Just do a google.com search and enter the term swollen optic nerve and you will get more information than I can provide here. If you feel uncomfortable...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: optic neuritis, optic neuritis, spontaneous remission
optic neuritis, spontaneous remission, term prognosis: Dear Sarah, Yes, the optic neuritis in most cases tends to resolve itself. If there is also any vision loss associated with it, it is usually temporary. Spontaneous remission occurs in two to eight weeks. Long-term prognosis depends on the underlying cause...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: optic neuritis, acute optic neuritis, caucasian female
acute optic neuritis, caucasian female, patient profile: In isolated optic neuritis, usually there is gradual recovery after the initial attack. The typical patient profile is a young Caucasian female. Since you are experiencing an atypical course (and you are not the typical patient profile), I am unable to give...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: optical nerve damage, optical nerve, exact diagnosis
optical nerve, exact diagnosis, optic nerve: In general with the current state of our knowledge, a damaged optic nerve cannot be repaired because the optic nerve, like other parts of the central nervous system, does not heal or regenerate. If you are having vision problems in the other eye, it is important...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: optical script, visual acuity, refractive error
visual acuity, refractive error, eye chart: It doesn t. What you have sent me is your glasses prescription which is a measure of your refractive error, that is the lens power necessary to put images on your retina. It says nothing about your visual acuity. for that you would have to tell me which...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: options for extreme myopia, extreme myopia, implantable lenses
extreme myopia, implantable lenses, multifocal lens: Dear Tom, Yes High Myopia can be treated provided you do it with a laser technology which is advanced, use special kits which give more cornea to be worked on...all this also depending on the corneal thickness you have. You can check our LASIK site. We...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: from optometrist to ophthamologist, opthalmologist, opthalmology
opthalmologist, opthalmology, optometrist: I can not speak for the current situation. When I graduated from Optometry school, if you wanted to become an Opthalmologist you would need to take the Medcats, get into medical school and then get accepted into an Opthalmology residency. Hope this helps,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: optometrist or opthalmologist?, visual field test, optic nerves
visual field test, optic nerves, dr werner: If you are seeing an optometrist who is working under the supervision of an ophthalmologist, I would suggest asking to see the ophthalmologist for an evaluation. If everything is stable, it is probably OK to be followed by the O.D. If you are seeing a solo...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: optometrist or opthalmologist?, opthalmologist, medical eye
opthalmologist, medical eye, corneal dystrophy: It depends on what services you require. If you have a medical eye condition that requires the knowledge, skills and expertise of a physician, you should see an ophthalmologist. If you want to be measured for glasses or contacts, most optometrists will do...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Would like to be an optometrist., high school freshman, becoming an optometrist
high school freshman, becoming an optometrist, minimal interference: Hi Aaron, Is is never too early to decide on a career. As far as academic classes are concerned, I do not think you need to worry about them until college. It s been a long time since I was in High School, but from what I remember we did not have many...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: optometry - glasses prescription, head ache, eye strain
head ache, eye strain, eye exam: It all depends upon the last prescription in your last pair of glasses and if there was a large change in some aspect of them. If you are having problems past the 2 week mark, inform your doctor and have them re-check your prescription a second time...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: optometry intervew, elgin iowa, vision therapy
elgin iowa, vision therapy, profession: I chose this profession due to my background in vision therapy. I had many visually related learning problmes as a kid. I was lucky to find the right doctors that helped me to work through these problems. I love what I do since I can help other children...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: optomotrist using MD title?, clinical psychologists, medical doctors
clinical psychologists, medical doctors, title doctor: Optometrists have a Doctor of Optometry degree (O.D. after their name). They can use the title doctor professionally, the same as dentists, podiatrists and clinical psychologists can call themselves doctor even though they are not M.D. s. Only medical doctors...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: orbital Tumors, sarasota area, orbital tumors
sarasota area, orbital tumors, sarasota florida: I don t know of any neuro-ophthalmologist sin the Sarasota area. The best approach would be to ask the doctor who diagnosed your orbital tumor for a referral. If that doesn t work you might call the ophthalmology department at the University of South Florida...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: orthokeratology, vision demands, rigid lenses
vision demands, rigid lenses, preferred brands: Hi, Ortho-K usually involves gas permeable or rigid lenses. I am not a big proponent of it. As far as bifocal contacts go, I have found the B&L Soflens bifocal to be the best performer. That said, it is far from perfect. In regards to trial and error,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pathologic Myopia, pathologic myopia, light distortion
pathologic myopia, light distortion, icl surgery: Dear Ms Anderson, Thank you for your e mail. The symptoms which you mention could be a start of an early cataract or even a simple thing as change in prescription. If it has been a while since you visited an eye doctor, I would suggest a visit to clear...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pathological Myopia, progressive myopia, general practioner
progressive myopia, general practioner, pathological myopia: Hi Ross, Your overall correction is not really that high . People with progressive Myopia usually have your Rx in 1st grade and end up about -12.00 or even higher. The main physiological cause for increase in Rx is diabetes. This is something to discuss...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pathological myopia and CNV, pathological myopia, chinese descent
pathological myopia, chinese descent, dear doctor: Dear Kelvin, I m sorry but this is beyond my expertise. There are constant advances and studies on such issues and hence would be best answered by a retinal expert. Hope you understand, I am not in a position to forward this e mail directly to any expert,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pathological myopia, abnormal blood vessels, lattice degeneration
abnormal blood vessels, lattice degeneration, argon laser: Dear Sir, Do not worry, coz it will not help. Your condition is something in the retina which needs to be treated only when it actually starts giving problems, not in anticipation of the same. Eg, a detachment or a degeneration which may need Argon laser...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: PD Distance, eye astigmatism, severe headaches
eye astigmatism, severe headaches, old glasses: Kate, First off it would be a better idea to talk with an Optometrist than an optician. We spent SOOO much time learning optics I got sick of it. But I guarantee I ve forgotten more about optics than any optician has ever learned. Depending on where...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: PDS and elevated IOP, pigment dispersion syndrome, control blood pressure
pigment dispersion syndrome, control blood pressure, optic nerve: It is difficult to predict, but in general glaucoma does not go away and treatment is usually required for a long time if not life. Another alternative is laser treatment for your glaucoma. This is often quite effective in pigmentary glaucoma and in many...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: PDT, central serous retinopathy, retina specialist
central serous retinopathy, retina specialist, clinical efficiency: I have answered most of your queries on the basis of your previous question. However, considering the additional information in this question, I would add the following comments. 1) The diagnosis of central serous retinopathy should be confirmed. Female...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pediatric Prescription Question, cyclopentolate, correct principles
cyclopentolate, correct principles, question question: Randa, First I would suggest doing some reading about Hyperopia (far sightedness) to get a better understanding of how your daughter is using her focusing system to see. Everything you have been told is based on correct principles. However, without...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Permanent Eyeliner and Dry Eye, permanent eyeliner, eye makeup
permanent eyeliner, eye makeup, sorry anne: Hmmm sorry Anne, I thought I answered this question a while ago. No contra indications that I ve heard of from a dry eye stand point. I ve had a few pts with this done and they ve all done surprisingly well. A dermatologist could probably offer some insight....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Permanent Scarring, corneal specialist, lack of oxygen
corneal specialist, lack of oxygen, opthalmologist: Hi Marie, There is not really a lot for me to advise you upon. It sounds like from your desciption, your son has some serious issues with his cornea. These are usually best treated by a corneal specialist. My advice is to see an opthalmologist who specializes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: PF and IOP eye drops/meds, atenolol chlorthalidone, sodium perborate
atenolol chlorthalidone, sodium perborate, acular ls: Dear Sheri, Thanks for your query. Difficult to help with the corneal erosions without a picture. Maybe anterior stromal micropuncture might help. Have a corneal specialist do the procedure. Genteal Gel Severe is PF in the eye. You could check...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Phaco emulsion, cataract surgery, glucoma
cataract surgery, glucoma, undue risk: High myopia, glaucoma and diabetes are not contraindications to phacoemulsification. This is generally the preferred method for cataract surgery unless there is some other problem that would prevent it from being done safely. Of course, I cannot address...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Photophobia/retinal tears, intraocular inflammation, shadows of blood
intraocular inflammation, shadows of blood, disposable contact lenses: Assuming there is no corneal surface disease or intraocular inflammation, there is no treatment for the photophobia (other than sunglasses). Regarding seeing the shadows of blood vessels, this is not related to retinal tears. If you are concerned, make sure...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Photophobia, eye hand coordination, good eye
eye hand coordination, good eye, bright lights: Kath, Depends on what country you live in. In the USA either an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist. For a two year old you probably want to find one listed as pediatric or specializing in working with children. Outside the U.S. you want an Eye doctor...whatever...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pigmentary Dispersion Syndrome, radial keratotomy, glaucoma risk
radial keratotomy, glaucoma risk, surgical protocol: Apparently timolol can induce changes in the cornea in patients with radial keratotomy. Here is a paragraph from the Prospective Evaluaion of Radial Keratotomy study. The refractive, keratometric, and visual acuity results are presented in this paper for...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pilopia, prism glasses, reading glasses
prism glasses, reading glasses, diplopia: Hi Flo, It would be unprofessional of me (and unfair to you) to even begin to try to help you over the internet with such a problem. Just like any physical exercises, vision exercises need to be demonstrated in person. Plus, there are so many reasons for...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pink eye?, eye lids, pink eye
eye lids, pink eye, ophthalmologist: I am not able to answer questions of the What is wrong with me? variety. I would suggest you see an ophthalmologist. If you are given a specific diagnosis, let me know and I can give you more detailed information about your particular condition. Elliot...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Please can you help me?, intraocular lens implantation, thomas r quackenbush
intraocular lens implantation, thomas r quackenbush, laser eye surgery: Hello Charles, You re wasting your time with LASIK/laser treatments. They always damage the eyes. Even so-called successful post-eye-operation patients often get dry eyes, still need glasses etc. for driving and reading, have poor night vision and get...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Poor depth perception, perception tests, depth perception
perception tests, depth perception, d vision: If you have 20/20 vision in each eye, but no depth perception, you probably have a strabismus so that your eyes do not look in the same direction. In young children, this results in suppression of the image from one eye, the failure to develop fusion between...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Poor vision, intraocular lens implantation, multifocal implants
intraocular lens implantation, multifocal implants, highs and lows: Dear Jan, Considering that you also have diabetes, LASIK is not a perfect option as in diabetes even if your blood sugar is in good control, your LASIK outcome may not be predictable or stable. You should discuss the option of multifocal implants with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Possible IOL Problems, intraocular lens implants, intraocular lens implant
intraocular lens implants, intraocular lens implant, vitreous detachment: That s a tough question. Clearly your ophthalmologist considered all the other possible causes and it sound like she pretty much ruled out anything serious. It would be unusual for anything to go wrong with a lens implant that had been working well for several...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Possible optic nerve issue, marc grossman, neuro opthamologist
marc grossman, neuro opthamologist, optic nerve: Barry, I cannot diagnose over the Internet. You really need to see the neuro-ophthalmologist. Please e-mail me the results to visionworksusa@earthlink.net and then I can make some nutritional recommendations at that time. Take care, Marc Grossman,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Post Vitreous Detachment and contact lenses, vitreous detachment, life style changes
vitreous detachment, life style changes, retinal tear: Dear Henry, The area in which you have the eye problem is in the wall of the eye, which is the retina. There is nothing dietary or exercises which could help. But some activities are best avoided where there could be jerks to the head such as jumping...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: PPV: vitreous doesn't regenerate?, silicone oil, c3f8
silicone oil, c3f8, epiretinal membrane: When a vitrectomy is performed, the vitreous is replaced either with Balanced Salt Solution - BSS -(a form of saline) or with a Vitreous tamponade - either a long acting gas (SF6 or C3F8) or a permanent solution called Silicone Oil . Your mother s eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Presbicia, conductive keratoplasty, visual pathway
conductive keratoplasty, visual pathway, ophtalmologists: Dear Jose, This answer may sound a bit technical, but I shall try my best to simplify it. The visual pathway of each eye is different and each eye has a visual image from the brain. During your growth in childhood, if there is a correctible visual defect...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Presbicia, laser interferometer, ophtalmologists
laser interferometer, ophtalmologists, far thanks: The answer to your question depends on the potential vision in your left eye. You would need to have a test of the potential vision such as the Potential Acuity Meter or the Laser Interferometer. If you have good potential vision in the left eye, the answer...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Presbyopia, vision reading glasses, progressive lens
vision reading glasses, progressive lens, intermediate zone: Hi Jan, A properly fit progressive lens of a style suitable for the size frame you are wearing should be able to clear your intermediate vision. I would ask if your frames are deep enough so your progressive lenses have enough of a channel for your intermediate...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescription... base curve., base curve, garment industry
base curve, garment industry, liz claiborne: 1. Tha base curve is the curve on the back surface of the contact lens. 2. The diameter is the diameter of the lens, not any measurement of your eye. 3.The base curve is the back surface of the lens. I believe it may be measured before hydration. SO once...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescription changes, shroff, guille
shroff, guille, bifocals: Dear Guille, It is normal for a person s far numbers to progress towards the positive side after their 40 s. Since your number is negative, it is turning less negative as it shifts towards the positive side. Negative numbers help you read without glasses....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescription Drug Related Eye Pain, rat poisen, blood clots in the leg
rat poisen, blood clots in the leg, dr werner: Anticoagulants can cause mild hemorrhages on the surface of the eye that look like a splash of red paint. For people with diabetes or other vascular diseases affecting the retina, anticoagulants can cause more serious hemorrhages inside the eye. I am unaware...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescription numbers, cylinder axis, lens prescription
cylinder axis, lens prescription, koos: Hi George, The sphere part is the overall prescription of the lens. The cylinder part is a different prescription in one meridian, or direction, on the lens. It is usually designated at certain degrees of axis to let you know where the different prescription...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescription Overcorrection, long periods of time, autorefractor
long periods of time, autorefractor, eye fatigue: Dear Ines, The old prescription might have caused headaches if at all. Since it did not, it was probably tolerated well. Optometrists who depend only on the autorefractor and not clinical skills sometimes tend to overcorrect, in some cases where the patient...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescriptions, optometrist, astigmatism
optometrist, astigmatism, drs: Hi Janet, Thank you for your question. Regardless of the machine, plus or minus cylinder, the results are identical in accuracy. The final success of the prescription is on the hands of the Dr. doing the testing. Trying to explain transposing prescriptions...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Preservative Free & IOP meds, atenolol chlorthalidone, sodium perborate
atenolol chlorthalidone, sodium perborate, acular ls: There are a number of brands of artificial tears on the market that are preservative free. Under FDA and FTC rules if the box says preservative free then there is no preservative in them. Preservative free glaucoma medications are available from Leiter s...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Preventing Glaucoma?, open angle glaucoma, glaucoma patients
open angle glaucoma, glaucoma patients, visual field tests: There is no known way to prevent glaucoma. As far as we know at the present time, most glaucoma is due to genetic factors that cannot be altered (at least with current technology). The known risk factors for glaucoma (age, eye pressure, nearsightedness,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Primary Open Angle Glaucoma, open angle glaucoma, vitamin b complex
open angle glaucoma, vitamin b complex, alpha lipoic acid: Croy, One cannot replace lost optic nerve cells, but one can help strengthen those existing cells. For more information, read the Complementary Care section under Glaucoma at my website at www.visionworksusa.com Essential nutrients include: Taurine,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prism added to lenses, distance acuity, wear glasses
distance acuity, wear glasses, clearer vision: Hi Gabrielle, Yes, you may become dependent on the prism; but it may be necessary. I can not really offer anymore advice than that without having done the testing myself; plus you did not provide the distance acuity readings for each eye. Usually if the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prism, Nearsighted, laser vision correction, lasik procedure
laser vision correction, lasik procedure, mixed numbers: Dear Rachael, Before I go into the details of LASIK, I would first like you to understand that not all LASIK centers will be the same in this aspect primarily because not all have similar technology or expertise. It is of utmost importance that you learn...