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Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prism, eye muscle imbalance, rx
eye muscle imbalance, rx, glasses: Hi Peter, Without having your complete file or having done the exam myself I can not address your question specifically. I have seen cases in which prism is prescribed and it never changes, it eventually decreases or it may go higher. Prism is most often...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prisms in my glasses, prism glasses, computer glasses
prism glasses, computer glasses, eye exercises: Dear Tamik, The Prism glasses are usually given for diplopia or double vision. The reason for this could be anything from Diabetes, thyroid, etc. Please ask the doctor why the prism glasses were prescribed. No, computer related starin does not the use...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Problems with Eyeglasses, old glasses, wearing contact lenses
old glasses, wearing contact lenses, optical centers: If you are actually getting migraine headaches, the glasses usually will not cause anything that drastic. The Drs. are right in that regard. The Dr. who examined you should have given you some advice on what course to pursue next. If you have seen many...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Problems with focus or eyes working together, new pair of glasses, frame shape
new pair of glasses, frame shape, lens material: Hi Matt, First I always recommend 5-7 days minimum to adjust to a new Rx, not just several hours. It sounds like you may have a bit of astigmatism in your Rx. Without knowing the Rx I can not tell you more specifically. Also, the lens material and frame...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Psuedo Tumo Cerebri, pound weight gain, tumor cerebri
pound weight gain, tumor cerebri, optic nerves: Your symptoms could be due to two reasons : 1. Part of the optic nerve affecting the field of your distorted vision is still to recover. This can take a long time to improve or may improve partially with some residual disturbance in some situations. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: (Puffiness in Eyes After Sinus Pressure.), sinus pressure, eye doctor
sinus pressure, eye doctor, allergist: Dear Ms. Gomez, The puffiness above your eyes is probably not a threat to your vision. It sounds like it is part of the sinus condition. You should see your family doctor, or an allergist, to see why your sinuses are giving you trouble. If your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Puffy red left eye only, red dear, mild injury
red dear, mild injury, ocular pressure: Dear Scott, Observe and see if 1. you are sleeping on the left side continuously through that night. Pressure on the eye can do that. or an inadvertent mild injury or rubbing of the eye. 2. It could be a mild allergy. 3. If you have not visited...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pulsing of eye, high intraocular pressure, eye abnormalities
high intraocular pressure, eye abnormalities, lighting conditions: Visible pulsations of the eye with the heart beat can be a sign of a serious problem. Most common are defects in the bones of the orbit surrounding the eye, abnormalities of the blood vessels behind the eye or tumors. Anybody with these type of pulsations...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pupils of different size (Anisocoria), homatropine, problably
homatropine, problably, acute phase: The effects of homatropine are generally completely reversible. The effects of the homatropine would be gone within 3 or 4 days of stopping the drug. More likely, the large pupil is due to your injury. It is not unusual for the pupil to be smaller during...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: PVD and Contacts, posterior vitreous detachment, shroff
posterior vitreous detachment, shroff, ophth: Dear Charlene, Yes, you may wear contacts even if had a posterior vitreous detachment as the part where the contacts are put viz the cornea is another anatomical part of the eye. Hope this helps, Best regards, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH), FICS www.shroffeye.or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: PVD detection, posterior vitreous detachment, vitreous hemorrage
posterior vitreous detachment, vitreous hemorrage, vitreous hemorrhage: There is nothing I know of to prevent PVD or detect it before it develops, but PVD, even when accompanied by some vitreous hemorrhage, is almost always a very benign condition that does not lead to loss of vision. It sound like you had something else going...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: PVD & PRK, retinal detatchment, retinal detachments
retinal detatchment, retinal detachments, retinal problems: Dear Stephanie, As an Anterior segment and refractive surgeon, I do not advocate PRK since there are many better modern techniques and technologies available today. However, PRK is on the outermost part of the eye, the cornea, with no direct relation...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pain/haze on initial use, gas permeable lenses, lab changes
gas permeable lenses, lab changes, disposable lenses: Not much more I can do over the internet to help. Sounds like the issue could be changes in your wife s eye chemistry and may not be the lenses at all. If you trust your Dr s opinion, it sounds like they are going the full 10 yards to accomadate your wifes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pain, rimless spectacles, facial area
rimless spectacles, facial area, optical store: Dear Susan, The frame sitting close and tight near the TM joint may be triggering the pain. You could look for lightweight frames or rimless spectacles, a little loose for your face, or go in for contact lenses. I am sure that a good optical store would...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: papilledema, optic nerve head, increased intracranial pressure
optic nerve head, increased intracranial pressure, neuroophthalmologist: It sounds like you have experiences bilateral elevation of the optic nerve head. This can be from increased intracranial pressure or inflammation, from a variety of causes. The treatment depends upon the cause, and the best person to evaluate you is a neuroophthalmologist...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: paracentral scotoma supratemporally, optic nerve disease, amsler grid testing
optic nerve disease, amsler grid testing, ophthalmic examination: There are many possible causes including macular disease, degeneration, chorioretinal inflammation, optic nerve disease or neuro-ophthalmic conditions which may produce a scotoma. The size, shape, location and duration of the scotoma will depend upon the cause...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: parifoveal telangiectasis, massachusetts eye and ear infirmary, eye and ear infirmary
massachusetts eye and ear infirmary, eye and ear infirmary, macular edema: I think what you are describing is a condition called idiopathic juxtafoveal retinal telangiectasia. This condition typically occurs in individuals over 50 and is more common in men. I think when the retianl specialist at Mass Eye and Ear said she had not...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: passed out during tear duct test, fainting spell, tear duct
fainting spell, tear duct, tear ducts: It is difficult to determine exactly what happened or why. It is possible that you had a simple fainting spell (vaso-vagal reaction) from the unpleasant experience. This is similar to people who faint at the sight of blood. The prolonged feeling afterward...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: peculiar eye symptons, retinal examination, dear paula
retinal examination, dear paula, reading glasses: Dear paula, Sorry to have missed the pain issue out. A single episode of pain is not conclusive, it could be even from parts other than the eye as the eye shares the nerve supply with some sinuses. It would be best to visit an eye doctor who would rule out...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: something in peripheral vision, retina detachment, retinal examination
retina detachment, retinal examination, phenomona: Dear Patricia, If this shadow or curtain in the line of sight is stationary then it could be a retinal examination. It is always better to be safe than sorry, so yes, you need to visit an eye doctor soon. Let me know the progress. Hope this helps, ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: permanently bloodshot eyes, chronic conjunctivitis, cold compresses
chronic conjunctivitis, cold compresses, eye allergy: Continuously red eyes can have a number of possible causes. You might have chronic conjunctivitis either from an infection or from allergy or exposure to some environmental irritant. There is a condition called idiopathic episcleral venous enlargement where...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My perscription, horrible headache, reading glasses
horrible headache, reading glasses, vision health: Megan, How old are you? Around 40 everyone starts to struggle up close and benefits from reading glasses of some type. However, just working on the computer can give people problems not related to specs at all. The whole ergonomics (sp?) stuff. I.E....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: persistant spots and flashes of light in both eyes, ocular migraines, sick to my stomach
ocular migraines, sick to my stomach, orange spot: Dear Renee, I am sorry that you are going through these frustrating symptoms, however, the doctors seem to have followed the right path in trying to diagnose the condition. In some cases of ocular migraines, the tests still come negative and all results...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: persistent irritation, painful irritation, bottom corner
painful irritation, bottom corner, shroff: Dear Leah, Persistent painful irritation of the eye can happen if you have inadvertently scratched your epithelium (outer layer on the eye) or cornea if deeper. The epithelium usually heals in a day or so. If the sensation still persists you must see...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: phaco and after-cataract, intra ocular lens, phaco surgery
intra ocular lens, phaco surgery, lens implantation: Dear Jenny, The complications of phacoemulsification as a surgery per se will remain the same. IOL implantation if has certain risks it is to do with the lens dropping in the vitreous during insertion. The incidence of this is very small. If this happens...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: phoropter, opthamologist, shroff
opthamologist, shroff, ophth: Dear Craig, This is very thoughtful of you and I honestly appreciate your gesture and concern. Do not worry, the phoroptore takes in numbers automatically, and the optometrist knows if gears and knobs are shifted. You have not messed up anything. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: photophobia? worsening question, general good health, tinted headlights
general good health, tinted headlights, eye disease: You may try tinted or filtered lenses for driving. However, the selection would have to be by trial as there is no fixed type of lens which helps everyone. You will have to discuss this with your optician and go through a series of tinted/filtered glasses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: phpv, pediatric ophthalmologist, retina specialist
pediatric ophthalmologist, retina specialist, vitreous: PHPV can be a devastating anomaly, but the severity varies considerably from patient to patient. The only option is surgery to remove the vitreous and possibly the lens of the eye. I assume you are seeing a pediatric ophthalmologist or retina specialist...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: phthisis bulbi, phthisis bulbi, pain nerves
phthisis bulbi, pain nerves, alcohol injection: Phthisis bulbi is a term that describes atrophy and degeneration of a blind eye. It can be the end result of many conditions, almost any eye disease that results in blindness can produce phthisis bulbi. The condition often leads to an eye that is unsightly...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: physiologic anisocoria vs. Horner's Syndrome, pediatric ophthalmologist, pediatric neurologist
pediatric ophthalmologist, pediatric neurologist, anhydrosis: 1) Is there any reliable way on an infant to definitively tell if this problem is anisocoria vs. a Horner s syndrome? ...In real life situations are not always as clear as in the books. From what you describe, it sounds like physiological anisocorian. The...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pink eye, symptoms of pink eye, rubbing my eyes
symptoms of pink eye, rubbing my eyes, clinical evaluation: Redness of the eyes can occur due to many reasons including allergy, infection, dryness, injury, etc. If it lasts for a very short time and spontaneously resolves without any other complaint, you need not visit your ophthalmologist. If it persists or is associated...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pink eye or Subconjuctival hemorrhage, broken capillaries, subconjuctival hemorrhage
broken capillaries, subconjuctival hemorrhage, eye problem: Dear Ashley, Red eyes are the commonest problems the causes vary from infection to allergy to some other eye conditions. This is very difficult to diagnose by you without having seen by an eye surgeon. The treatment for redness varies with the cause, hence...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pink eye, symptoms of pink eye, causes of inflammation
symptoms of pink eye, causes of inflammation, exact diagnosis: There is no such disease as pink eye. Pink eye is a nonmedical term used to describe any condition that causes the eye to become red. Redness of the eye is a sign of inflammation and there are many causes of inflammation. An exact diagnosis of your condition...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: please helpp, opthamologist, exersize
opthamologist, exersize, ophthalmologist: If your superior oblique is not working properly, it may well need surgery to correct it. It really is not acceptable that your ophthalmologist would not give you a diagnosis. You should probably see someone else who will be more communicative. Elliot Werner,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pointillism?, marc grossman, tiny dots
marc grossman, tiny dots, octor: The following nutrients help improve circulation and strengthen the retina, and may start helping to improve your eye problem: 1. Pure Focus spray- 5 sprays per day 2. Grape Seed extract- 300 mg per day 3. Fish oil- 2000 mg per day (I recommend Carlsons...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: poor near vision after trauamtic hyphema, blunt trauma, dr werner
blunt trauma, dr werner, hyphema: 1. These problems are almost certainly related to your injury. It sounds like you had a rather severe injury. Severe blunt trauma can damage the iris and ciliary body causing a dilated pupil and loss of focusing ability of the lens. Sometimes these will...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: possible eye burn, eye burn, ophthalmologist
eye burn, ophthalmologist, microwave: The surface of the eye like your skin can be burned by steam or a hot object. A severe burn can result in serious damage. A mild burn usually heals on its own - just like your skin. If you are still having problems, you should see an ophthalmologist. Elliot...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: possible eye injury, migraine headache, dear hilary
migraine headache, dear hilary, opthamologist: Dear Hilary, Until you see an ophthalmologist use any lubricating eye drop or artificial tears as they are called at least 4 times a day. This will help releiev the dry feeling, however, the underlying cause needs to be determined if the symptoms persist....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: possible to improve vision?, computer minimum, eye exam
computer minimum, eye exam, eye doctor: Hi Sam, With age, as you grow, your eye grows too. As the eye gets bigger it usually becomes more nearsighted. This usually hits boys in late junior high, early high school. The best thing you can do is get a yearly eye exam to make sure your eyes are...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: post cataract operation complication, posterior vitreous detachment, cataract operation
posterior vitreous detachment, cataract operation, retinal detachment: This would not normally be the approach to this problem. The presence of a PVD (posterior vitreous detachment) poses no problem to a laser opening of the lens capsule. Unless there is some other problem that would contraindicate a laser, I have never heard...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: post-op function of ReZoom lens, corneal edema, rezoom iol
corneal edema, rezoom iol, cataract surgery: One day is a little premature to make any judgement since there is usually some inflammation and corneal edema right after the operation. In my experience, it does take 4 to 6 weeks for patients to become comfortable with the Rezoom. It would probably make...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: post vitreous detachment, vitreous detachment, retinal tear
vitreous detachment, retinal tear, binocular vision: Hi, The different feeling you have may get better depending on the degree of detatchment. Gravity may drop the protein and floaters down and out of your field of vision. As far as any changes to your vision, these should be monitored by the Dr you are...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: posterior crocodilian chagrin, rare condition, eye doctor
rare condition, eye doctor, cornea: Crocodile shagreen is a harmless anomaly of the cornea. The back surface of the cornea has a mild clouding that has a geometric appearance like a crocodile s skin. It has no effect on vision or the health of the eye and does not progress. Elliot Werner,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: posterior vitreous detachment detection, posterior vitreous detachment, vitreous hemorrage
posterior vitreous detachment, vitreous hemorrage, retinal detachment: Dear Marie, You have to watch out for signs of blurring, any shadows or blobs in the visual field, or visual deterioration. The detatchment is an acute process as is the haemorrhage. The signs which should warn you are described in the following link...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: can presbyopia be reversed?, mid fifties, eye exercises
mid fifties, eye exercises, eye fatigue: Dear Andrew, One cannot point a finger one one specific reason why you did not need numbers between 2002 to 2004 as there are no eye reports to support the same. It is possible that since most of your work related to using your vision was outdoors,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: prescription change, astigmatism correction, subjective answers
astigmatism correction, subjective answers, vertical and horizontal lines: Tim, No formula that I am aware of. As you move the ENTIRE frame away from your nose you are in effect slightly increasing the Plus power (that s why you see people who don t want to wear bifocals pushing their glasses down their nose). Vision is a very...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: prescription change, neuro ophthalmologist, doctor number
neuro ophthalmologist, doctor number, opthalmologist: Sorry I didn t directly answer the question. The first prescription is expressed in plus cylinder format, the last two in minus cylinder format. That is part of the reason they look so different. By converting the last two prescriptions to plus cylinder...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: prescription eyeglasses, prescription eyeglasses, lamposts
prescription eyeglasses, lamposts, marginal improvement: Dear Wally, I can understand your confusion. However, at age 72 years, we need to look beyond just the numbers of glasses to see if the change in optics is arising from any issues inside the eye, such as a start of a cataract etc. It would be best to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: prescription for glasses, glass place, wrong prescription
glass place, wrong prescription, strenth: You should take your new spectacles to the ophthalmologist who will check the exact no. of the glasses given to you by the optician, as well as the prescription that the doctor gave you. If necessary, corrections will be made. You must contact the doctor...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: prescription and legal blindness, contact lens prescription, legal blindness
contact lens prescription, legal blindness, uncorrected vision: Hello, The only way to get an accurate visual acuity reading would be from your Dr s records when you were in the exam room. You can not translate a prescription for glasses or contacts to a vicual acuity reading on the eye chart. There are people with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: prescription release, contact lens prescription, lens prescriptions
contact lens prescription, lens prescriptions, valid prescription: Hi, I can only speak for my office in Illinois. Contact lens prescriptions are valid for 1 year after the date of the exam. We will always release a valid prescription to our patients. If follow up visits are required and the patient does not honor them,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My prescription, optometrist, notations
optometrist, notations, sphere: Hi Wayne, The numbers you provide, the way they are written, are not in any type of notation I am familiar with. The Sphere reading of -0.00 indicates no prescription. The -74 & -71 notations may not be written correctly. I practice in the US and no Optometrist...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: How to prevent detiorating eyesight from getting worse, ken erickson, optical nerves
ken erickson, optical nerves, cataract surgery: Your husband seems to have two separate problems - 1) Cataract 2) Possibly some retinal or optic nerve problem due to the stroke If his retina/optic nerve is damaged to such an extent that they are functioning poorly -- then, removal of the cataract...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: How to prevent detiorating eyesight from getting worse, ken erickson, optical nerves
ken erickson, optical nerves, baby aspirin: It would be almost impossible for me to answer your question without actually examining your husband or knowing exactly what the detailed results of his examinations were. Can you get an exact and specific diagnosis in medical terms from your doctors and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: How to prevent detiorating eyesight from getting worse, ken erickson, optical nerves
ken erickson, optical nerves, baby aspirin: Marilyn, There are a number of things your husband can do that may help preserve his remaining vision. I would like to know the specific diagnosis from his last exam as to why he is losing more vision, so I can be more specific in my recommendations. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: prism, no line bifocals, double vision
no line bifocals, double vision, dionne: Hi Dionne, I have prescribed no-line or progressive multi-focal lenses in the past with prism in the prescription. It is very uncommon, but can be done. The prism can be prescribed for a variety of reasons, to prevent double vision may be one of them. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: problem with my glasses, old glasses, frame shape
old glasses, frame shape, side vision: Hi Aggie, I can not tell you if your Rx for your glasses is wrong because I did not do the exam. Can you see things clearly through the center of the glasses? If you are nearsighted, a side effect the Rx will make the image smaller. You old glasses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: problem with new eyeglasses, fish eye lens, eye 2
fish eye lens, eye 2, fishbowl: Hi Susan, The curve or fishbowl affect may be due the the shape of the frame or the material the lenses are made from (usually polycarbonate is the culprit). If you are sitting still, looking straight ahead through the glasses and it is blurry, it may be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: problems with new glasses, bifocals, shroff
bifocals, shroff, ophth: Dear Pat, If this is happening only with the glasses and only constantly in a similar manner then the glasses prescription needs to be checked. If these are your first BiFocals and have tried on a new frame then make sure that the optometrist knows your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: prostaglandin contra-indications, corneal opacities, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors
corneal opacities, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, glaucoma specialist: I would probably try to avoid prostaglandins in a patient such as you describe unless there was no other way to control the IOP. I would say, however, that a post PK patient with such severe IOP problems that could not be controlled by other medications would...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: puffy painful eye, steam inhalation, sinus headache
steam inhalation, sinus headache, nerve supply: Dear Georgia, This could also be sinusitis or a sinus headache. The nerve supply for the eyes and these sinuses are the same. Steam inhalation and some pain killer will help tide the acute symptoms. If the symptoms persist, please visit a physician...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pupil dialated after cataract surgery, cataract surgery, prescribed medication
cataract surgery, prescribed medication, laser damage: Dear M, Are you sure you aren t using the dilating drops instead of the prescribed medication? Please read the bottles and check. Your doc could put you on Pilocarpine if it s bothering you. YAG laser is the preferred treatment of choice for PCO. There...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pupil not diialating/IOL complication, silicone oil, iris 2
silicone oil, iris 2, exact diagnosis: If you had to have silicone oil, you obviously have had some very serious problems with your eye. This could easily have affected the iris so that the pupil does not dilate well. I would need to know more about your clinical situation and your exact diagnosis...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pupil fading, uv coating, sun damage
uv coating, sun damage, eye exam: Anne, Have you been seen by this doctor before? If so, has he/she ever taken a photo of your iris before? With old photos of you in the past, do your eyes appear faded compared to them? I ve never heard of something like this before either. Peoples...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pupil not reaction/ IOL complication, iris 2, silicone oil
iris 2, silicone oil, cataract surgery: Dear Becky, the pupil can become sluggish because of the surgical stress that the eye has undergone and also because of the variety of eye drops instilled. There is nothing to worry about. Hope this helps, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (FICS www.shroffeye.or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pupil size due to trauma, iris muscles, traumatic iritis
iris muscles, traumatic iritis, pupil size: When referring to the pupil, dilated an enlarged mean the same thing. If your iris has been permanently damaged by the injury, you don t have any real good options. Surgery can restore a small pupil but usually leaves it fixed at one size so that it does...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: no pupill dilatation, cataract removal, silicone oil
cataract removal, silicone oil, oil removal: Chances are your pupil does not dilate because of scarring of your iris from all the surgeries and the effects of your eye disease. I can t really tell if your pupil can ever be dilated without actually examining you. You might ask your ophthalmologist if...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Question about a chronic eye condition, connective tissue disorders, missing diagnosis
connective tissue disorders, missing diagnosis, silicone plugs: Dear Anu, Most times it gets corrected when an underlying condition is treated for eg. Rheumatoid disease, arthritis, SLE etc. Please check if she has any of the connective tissue disorders, any endocrinology problems etc which could be the reason she has...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Question about glasses, corneal topography, new pair of glasses
corneal topography, new pair of glasses, eye doctors: Astigmatism is detected by performing a refraction, measuring the eyes for glasses. Auxiliary techniques for evaluating the shape of the cornea that eye doctors my use include retinoscopy, keratometry and corneal topography. Most doctors use these routinely...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Question, high blood pressure, eye pressure
high blood pressure, eye pressure, warm regards: Hi, At this point do not get ahead of yourself. A pressure change of 5 points may be normal. The glaucoma pressure is usually higher early in the day and may decrease later into the evening. A pressure of 18 is still within the normal range. It is too...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: what qualifies as being legally blind?, contact lens prescription, legal blindness
contact lens prescription, legal blindness, normal vision: Dear Kaitlyn, 20/20 or 6/6 is normal vision. This means that if you stand at 20 feet or 6 metres with the -8.00 or -8.5 powers handed to you, you must be able to see all the lines in the Vision Chart. This is determined with your optician or optometrist...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: query, eye glass lenses, exact diagnosis
eye glass lenses, exact diagnosis, bad vision: I m not able to answer your question without knowing your exact diagnosis, why your vision is so poor, and the details of your clinical examination. I really am not able to diagnose or recommend treatment over the Internet. What I can do is answer specific...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: query high myopia related, check ups, myopia
check ups, myopia, shroff: Dear Ross, This is not a general problem. It is specific to your eye and your uncles eye. Maybe the location of degeneration in your eye is more near the centre and hence you have poor sight. What is important is not comparisons but have regular check ups....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: query regarding vision, visual pathway, visual acuity chart
visual pathway, visual acuity chart, correct numbers: Dear Rachael, This may sound odd, but we do not see from our eyes, but our brain! During childhood some of us develop numbers. During this time the visual pathway is being established. If the child fails to wear the spectacles to correct his/her vision,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: query, retina degeneration, retinal problems
retina degeneration, retinal problems, retinal disease: Dear Swamy, Please send us your latest eye report in order to help you better. If you have been diagnosed with specific retinal disease such as macular degeneration, then LASIK is not advisable since your vision will not improve. Hope this helps. You...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: question concerning my condition, retina specialist, silicone oil
retina specialist, silicone oil, retinal detachment: I am not aware of any link betweeen Ginkgo Biloba supplements and any increased propensity for developing a retinal tear. A regular eye examination by a vitreoretinal specialist will ensure that your retina continues to remain attached and any fresh tears...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: one more question, pupil distance, designer glasses
pupil distance, designer glasses, sam s club: I thought your were describing designer frames that have a prescription. If they are also premade, they will also have a apreset pupil distance. I do not know what type of plastics are used in the designer frames so can not attest to the quality of the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: some questions, post graduate training, types of parasites
post graduate training, types of parasites, yeast infection: Loretta, I ve never heard of a yeast infection in someone s eye but I suppose that doesn t mean it couldn t happen. I don t think that your eye is the right type of environment though. Yes a few types of parasites can infect your eye. While in Iraq...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: quick flash in eye, retina functions, human eyeball
retina functions, 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. As a result, it rubs & pulls...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Rapid sideways movement of eyes, neurological problem, eye surgeon
neurological problem, eye surgeon, shroff: Dear Sir, The rapid side- movements of the eyes is called nystagmus . This is involuntary, but has to be seen by an eye surgeon to rule out a neurological problem. Please visit an eye doctor for the same as it would need their attention and advise. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: RETINAL OCCLUSION, central retinal vein occlusion, retinal vein occlusion
central retinal vein occlusion, retinal vein occlusion, retinal occlusion: There are two possibilities in which laser treatment is applied in patients with central retinal vein occlusion. It can be used to reduce macular edema (central retinal swelling) and also used to prevent severe bleeding and rise in intraocular pressure due...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Re: Eye fatigue, eye fatigue, party questions
eye fatigue, party questions, screen protector: Hi Edith, I usually do not answer 3rd party questions. In this case I would have your husband make an appointment for a complete eye exam as soon as possible. Chances are a screen protector will not do much, especially if lenses may help. Anxiety can also...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Re-occurring red eye, muscle cramp, use of antibiotics
muscle cramp, use of antibiotics, pinguecula: There are many possible causes for recurring red eye including : 1. Infective Conjunctivitis 2. Keratitis 3. Episcleritis 4. Scleritis 5. Allergy 6. Iridocyclitis 7. Inflammed pinguecula 8. Dacryocystitis etc. A detail clinical evaluation...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Reading Glass Rx from Bifocal Rx, axis numbers, reading glasses
axis numbers, reading glasses, prescription glasses: Dear Pradeep, Then these are not reading glasses. You may have what is called hypermetropia (+ numbers for distance) and have a small astigmatism (axis numbers) in the right eye. The left eye seems to have a small 0.75 number. The minus means myopia, plus...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Reading Glasses, reading glasses, eye exam
reading glasses, eye exam, drug store: Hi Ellen, A thorough eye exam will do more than check for glasses. The overall health of the eye is very important also. If you have not had a complete exam in the last two years I strongly recommend going ASAP. If you need any further help let me know....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Reading Glasses, quality glasses, reading glasses
quality glasses, reading glasses, magnification: Hello, I would recommend following your Dr. s advice. If the lense power seems strong, there may be another factor involved, not just the power. You may need to double check your concerns with the doctor. If you are buying cheaper, drug store reading...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Reading glasses weaken vision?, eye muscles, reading glasses
eye muscles, reading glasses, progressive reading: Dear Bill, At the age of 40 years and above, everyone starts having change in their optics due to an age related phenomenon. After 40 years, we all need to use reading glasses. In people who have numbers for distance (from before 40 years)continue to be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Reading an Optometrists Prescription, cylinder axis, eye doctors
cylinder axis, eye doctors, astigmatism: Astigmatism refers to the fact that the cornea is not shaped round like a sphere but somewhat oval like a teaspoon. As a result the refracting power of the eye is different depending on what part of the cornea the light enters. Astigmatism is corrected...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Do I Really Need Glasses?, forehead area, eye exam
forehead area, eye exam, computer type: Hi Kim, The Rx you posted here would not be considered by me as weak. All I can tell you it is a farsighted Rx usually given to people for near and computer type tasks. Usually patients with this type of prescription may have trouble seeing or focusing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Recurring conjunctivitis, external eye disease, acne medication
external eye disease, acne medication, eye doctors: Chronic or recurrent conjunctivitis has a number of possible causes. Some are due to chronic infections. Some are non-infectious in origin. In order to find out the cause of your problem you will probably require some laboratory tests. I would suggest...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Recurring conjunctivitis, acne medication, conjuctivitis
acne medication, conjuctivitis, antibiotic ointments: Hi Altan, It sounds like you are getting sound advice from your Drs. I can not really offer much information in this type of third person. If your conjuctivitis is lasting more than a few weeks, and you are using antibactierial drops, I would be concerned...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Recurring Erosion, corneal erosion, dr werner
corneal erosion, dr werner, eye spasms: Recurrent erosion can be a very difficult condition to treat. They often get better on their own after some time, but if yours have been going on for over 10 years and are occurring frequently you should certainly consider a procedure called stromal puncture...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red/Bloodshot Eyes, acuvue oasys, medicine for pink eye
acuvue oasys, medicine for pink eye, acuvue advance: Hi Jan, I really can not contradict other Dr s diagnosis in this type of forum. But I will give you a few things I have discovered about the Acuvue advance lens which may help you. First the Acuvue Advance lens contains silicon plastic. Many people are...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red dots under the eyes, red dots, shroff
red dots, shroff, eye doctor: Dear Milagros, The red dots in the white of the eye could be haemorrhages. The white part of the eye has blood vessels and this may react to allergens or infection and cause the entire eye to turn red. If small spots appear, you could have rubbed your eyes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red Eyes, broken blood vessels, stomach flu
broken blood vessels, stomach flu, first few days: Hi Kym, First my best advice is to make an appointment to see an Optometrist. You need to make sure there is nothing seriously wrong. If it is just a red eye from a few broken blood vessels, this is quite normal when people sneeze, throw up or cough. The...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red Eyes, schirmers, quantitative tests
schirmers, quantitative tests, artificial tears: Hi Michelle, I can understand your concerns. You could check if you have a Dry Eye by doing quantitative tests like Schirmers and TBUT. Any eye clinic can help you with this. If diagnosed as dry eye the treatment depends on if it is mild, moderate or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red Eyes, medical eye care, dry eye syndrome
medical eye care, dry eye syndrome, thera tears: Lyn, If your eyes feel dry, gritty or sandy, then you probably have dry eyes. I won t bore you with the big fancy medical term. Dry eye syndrome seems to be the new big thing in ophthalmic medical eye care. Lots of research and products have come out...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red eyes, muro 128 5, genteal eye drops
muro 128 5, genteal eye drops, dry weather: Dear Michael, I hope the erosion was treated completely. The cornea is a very sensitive part of the eye and any small erosion will hurt, and also cause burning while drops are being used. Provided that this acute phase of erosion is completelt treated...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red eyes/Allergies, tree pollen season, eye dryness
tree pollen season, eye dryness, patanol: Hi Jason, If you are taking an oral antihistamine, then you can supplement eye dryness with an artificial tear. If you are not taking any antihistamines Opcon-A by B&L is very good for temporary relief of the itching. Use it no more than 2-3 times a day....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red eyes and contacts, computer vision syndrome, acute infection
computer vision syndrome, acute infection, itchiness: Dear Brenda, Yes, after a while, the body starts treating the contact lenses as a piece of plastic and shows reaction to it. This exhibits as redness, itchiness, burning and stinging. What this is is allergic conjunctivitis. You need to firstly stop...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red/Green Color Blindness, red green color blindness, red and green color blindness
red green color blindness, red and green color blindness, colour blindness: Dear Rob, Red and Green colour blindness have problems with orangish yellow, all mixtures of red and green like pink etc. The hues etc will differ from concentrations of the colour and mixtures present in the image. Hope this helps, It would be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red line and aesthetics, burst blood vessel, aesthetic purposes
burst blood vessel, aesthetic purposes, haemorrhage: The red line could be due to a dilated blood vessel or due to a small haemorrhage (bleeding) spot under the lining of the eye (conjunctiva). If it is a haemorrhage, it should clear up on it s own in a couple of weeks. If it is a dilated blood vessel then it...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red Spot in left eye, eye infection, vision test
eye infection, vision test, hookah: Dear Harry, Redness in the eyes has many reasons. One of the commonest is an allergy or eye infection. If you had an allergic reaction or even accidentally rubbed your eye, it could turn red. However, this should have settled over the next few days. The...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red Spot -What is it., broken blood vessel, vascular malformation
broken blood vessel, vascular malformation, ophthalmologist: It is most likely to be a vascular malformation. If it is there since birth, it could be a congenital distortion or malformation of the blood vessels in the corner of your eye. If it is unchanged for years, painless and purely of cosmetic importance you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red spot in white part of left eye, stomach ache, extra pressure
stomach ache, extra pressure, shroff: Dear Roland, Do not worry, it will take some time, but eventually go away. Due to the extra pressure some minute vessels may have ruptured in the white of the eye. This also happens if you rub your eyes very hard. The eye will only appear red but have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Reddish/Yellowish Eyes, dust pollution, blood shot
dust pollution, blood shot, ophthalmologist: The discoloration of your eyes could be due a variety of reasons including a reaction to dryness, dust, pollution, allergies or infection. Dryness is a common cause of redness of the eyes. There are many artificial tear preparations available which you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Redness around rim of contact, acuvue 2, left eye
acuvue 2, left eye, late in the day: Hi Carly, This time of the year is brutal for allergy and viral related eye issues. My best advice is to see your Dr. ASAP. If you have a problem with your cornea, it may be serious. These issues do not usually resolve without treatment. Hope this helps,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Redness in Eye, redness in eye, exact diagnosis
redness in eye, exact diagnosis, watery discharge: I cannot diagnose your brother s problem without actually examining him. I can tell you that allergy is usually characterized by itching and a watery discharge as well as redness and typically involves both eyes. Dry eye is usually characterized by a gritty,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Refractive differences between two eyes, cataract removal, cataract surgery
cataract removal, cataract surgery, lens replacement: Hi Dave, The brain can do surprising things at times. My best advice would be to follow the Dr you feel most comfortable with. I have a tendency to be conservative and look at surgery or a surgical referral as a last option. You can always try the glasses....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Removal of the Eye., eye removal, eye pressure
eye removal, eye pressure, source of infection: Dear Anjali, If your dad has had severe Glaucoma and it has resulted in a blind and painful eye, then yes, sometimes the eye removal is in the best interest, as otherwise it could threaten getting infected, with a source of infection in general. I...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Removing glasses causes eye to cross, visual brain, severe headaches
visual brain, severe headaches, depth perception: Sera, I m sure that it is because you are used to now seeing better with two eyes. You may return to your doctor for a recheck, however, this is why your brain decided to suppress the far-sighted eye (the doubling effect was noticed at the visual brain...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retina cone rod distrophy, marc grossman, complementary care
marc grossman, complementary care, retina: Kris, I would recommend your son take a combination of specific nutrients and do microcurrent stimulation at home 2 times per day (each cycle is 5 minutes). For specifics, please read the Complementary Care section at http://www.naturaleyecare.com/diseases.asp?d_num=35...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retina Detached, retina detachment, rhegmatogenous retinal detachment
retina detachment, rhegmatogenous retinal detachment, retinal detachments: The human eye is like a camera with a lens system in front to focus light and a film-like structure at the back of the eye to view the image. This film like structure at the back of the eye is called the retina. In a camera, if the film inside is removed...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retina, retinal abnormalities, cataract
retinal abnormalities, cataract, retina: If the cataract is not dense enough to interfere with visualization of the retina during a clinical exam, the doctor should be able to detect any retinal abnormalities despite the cataract. If the cataract is dense enough to prevent adequate visualization...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retinal Artery Occlusion, retinal artery occlusion, cardiac stress test
retinal artery occlusion, cardiac stress test, retina specialist: Taking aspirin is likely to affect the results of the tests you have mentioned. However, the extent to which the results will be affected and for how long you have to stop aspirin needs to be clarified by the pathologists at the lab where the tests will be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retinal BVO - Prognosis and Prevention, vein occlusion, retinal disease
vein occlusion, retinal disease, preventive steps: There are a variety of treatments that can sometimes help restore some vision following retina vein occlusion including laser treatments, as well as injections of certain medicines into the ey such as steroids or Avastin. If he is seeing an ophthalmologist...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retinal Detachment, abnormal blood vessels, retinal detachment
abnormal blood vessels, retinal detachment, black curtain: The usual symptom of a retinal detachment is loss of vision in the area of the detachment. Most patients describe this like a black curtain coming in from the periphery of their vision. Whether or not you would see something like this in light of your previous...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retinal detachment, retinal detachment, cape town south africa
retinal detachment, cape town south africa, silicon oil: The chance of developing a recurrent detachment in an eye that has had surgery once for a retinal detachment is less than 10. Retina transplants are not possible at the present time because we do not know how to regenerate the tissues of the optic nerve....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retinal disease, carlsons fish oil, omega 3 fatty acid
carlsons fish oil, omega 3 fatty acid, fish oil omega 3: Kathy, I can offer the following protocol as a natural approach to complement and support whatever protocol your eye doctor recommends: Below are some natural anti-inflammatories that may help reduce your eye inflammation, and strengthent the integrity...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retinal hole?, retinal holes, retinal hole
retinal holes, retinal hole, vitreoretinal surgeon: The retina works like a film in a camera. Light is focussed by the lens of the eye to form an image at the back part of the eye on the retina. Occassionally, the retina may develop a hole. The location and type of retinal hole can determine the level of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retinal tears and weightlifting, heavy weights, retinal tears
heavy weights, retinal tears, retinal degenerations: The eyeball is filled with a gel like clear substance called the vitreous . The vitreous is front of the retina and is in close contact with it. In certain areas, this contact is particularly strong. When the eye moves vigorously there can be a sudden...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retinitis Pigmentosa, peripheral vision loss, spicules
peripheral vision loss, spicules, penetrance: RP is a genetically inherited disease. As such it has many manifestations and levels of what is called penetrance. Which means that there are numerous manifestations of the condition. So no bone spicule appearance in the retina is not ALWAYS visible....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retinitis Pigmentosa any good solution for it, types of genetic diseases, acute renal failure
types of genetic diseases, acute renal failure, optic nerve: From what I know of the Lawrence-Moon-Bardet-Biedl syndrome, there is no cure and treatment is mostly supportive and palliative. I understand your frustration, but these types of genetic diseases generally resist any type of curative treatment. Here are...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retinitis Pigmentosa(RP), retinitis pigmentosa rp, continuous vision
retinitis pigmentosa rp, continuous vision, visual disability: There are several types of retinitis pigmentosa (RP). They start causing visual disability at different ages, and progress at different rates. The deterioration of vision is not nescessarily continuous. Vision can remain steady for years and the deteriorate...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retinitis Pigmentosa, pigment changes, dark adaptation
pigment changes, dark adaptation, rp patients: Not all RP patients have the typical pigment changes in the retina, although most do. There is a form of RP called Retinitis Pigmentosa Sine Pigment in which there are very little or no pigment changes. The other manifestations of the disease are, however,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retinitis Pigmentosis, professional diagnosis, time jason
professional diagnosis, time jason, ocular disease: Retinitis pigmentosa is a serious ocular disease. It would be best to undergo a detail ocular evaluation by a qualified ophthalmologist, preferably a vitreoretinal specialist. Additional tests may be required to confirm the diagnosis. Only a complete clinical...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retinopathy/Macular Edema script educed?, macular edema, retinal detachment
macular edema, retinal detachment, vitrectomy: It is unfortunate that your husband has developed progressive retinopathy and loss of vision even though he had yearly eye exams. As far as my knowledge goes there are no detail studies regarding the influence of different types of insulin on diabetic retinopathy....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retrobulbar block, retrobulbar block, rare circumstance
retrobulbar block, rare circumstance, dr werner: It would be a very rare circumstance in which one would need to do surgery on both eyes at the same time. In any case, in my opinion bilateral simultaneous retrobulbar block is never justified due to the risk of bilateral vision loss. In my opinion any circumstance...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Right eye vision problem after stress/exercise, carotid arteries, circulation problem
carotid arteries, circulation problem, neuro ophthalmologist: Hello Keith, This does not sound like a contact lens problem. It sounds more like a circulation problem in the blood vessels that lead to your eye. It may be a form of migraine triggered by stress or exercise that never gives you a headache. The concern...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Right eye visual changes, optic nerve damage, heidelberg retina
optic nerve damage, heidelberg retina, coherence tomography: The fluctuations in your vision could be related to the developing cataract and possible glaucoma. If your vision is 20/20 there appears to be no immediate need for any surgical management of the cataracts. With regard to your glaucoma, there are several...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Right pulsating eye and inability to see for a few minutes!, interventional radiologist, pain in the eye
interventional radiologist, pain in the eye, shroff: Dear Vasile, Can you get a Carotid Artery Doppler done? Then show to an interventional radiologist to opine. This can happen in the worst case if there is a kinking in the blood vessel. If this is fine then look into other possibilities with even a neurologist....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Rigid Gas Perm Fitting, ophthamologists, rigid lenses
ophthamologists, rigid lenses, unrelated topic: Hi, I don f fully understand your question, but I hope this explanation will help. The cornea is mostly water and the shape is constantly changing. What you are looking for is stability, where it only changes within a small range. Some people have no fluctuations...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: RP, peripheral vision loss, loss of peripheral vision
peripheral vision loss, loss of peripheral vision, medlineplus: Loss of night vision is the most prominent symptom of RP. Others include loss of peripheral vision, loss of central vision and cataracts. RP is actually an easy diagnosis to make. Any decent ophthalmologist would be able to tell you if you have RP. Here...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: RP, physical appearance, vision impairment
physical appearance, vision impairment, visual impairment: Jay, If you know the regular ones what symptoms are you wondering or concerned about? RP is usually fairly easy to diagnose. ESP if the pt is already having symptoms. The physical appearance of the retina is fairly classic. I d recommend going in...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: RP, vision impairment, shroff
vision impairment, shroff, ophth: Dear Jay, You have already described the most obvious symptoms, ie. problem seeing in dim light or poor adaptation to dim light, hence poor night vision and in extreme cases even tunnel vision. However, no other obvious visual symptoms will be known to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: RP, visual field test, vep
visual field test, vep, eye surgeon: Freckles or pigmentation in the retina can occur due to a variety of reasons besides retinitis pigmentosa. To confirm the diagnosis of retinitis pigmentosa additional tests will be required. Investigations like visual field test and eletrophysiological...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: raised blue vein with surrounding bulge, vericose vein, blue vein
vericose vein, blue vein, eye dr: Hi Brenadette, This is a question that can not be answered without a Dr. seeing your brother in person. There are too many potential diagnoses for this condition. My biggest concern would be the swollen area around the vein. My advice would be to make an...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: rapid onset strabismus, pediatric opthomologist, nerve problem
pediatric opthomologist, nerve problem, eyes to eyes: Hello Ms. Hurd, If your 4 year old s eyes are actually getting worse, then it would be important to find out why. More likely, you are noticing it more. I am sure that your doctor will find out why they are crossing. It is most often from being far-sighted...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: re: eye exam by an ophtolmologist, eye pressure, eye test
eye pressure, eye test, eye exam: Dear Nichole, A comprehensive eye test is one which also includes testing your eye pressure. One such method is using the Goldman Applanation tonometer. If at all, this could be the interpretation of what you have e mailed me. Hope it helps, Regards,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Will reading glasses weaken vision?, reading glasses, distance vision
reading glasses, distance vision, light situations: Bill, NO, using reading glasses will help preserve your ability to see up close longer. The reason things seem blurry after removing them is because your eyes are relaxed. After a few minutes your brain will make your eyes start to focus again and things...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: reading glasses, designer reading glasses, quality glasses
designer reading glasses, quality glasses, exact measurements: Any pair of high quality glasses custom ground in a lab will have better optics (better quality materials) than a drug store pair. The bigget factor is called the PD or pupilary distance, ie the distance between the pupils. A custom made pair of glasses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: going from reading only to bi-focal, eye dr, reading glasses
eye dr, reading glasses, night sounds: Hi, I take it he from your first sentence is your eye Dr. who performed the exam. Not haveing done the exam myself, I would have a tendency to side with the professional opinion in this case. If you feel your Dr s diagnosis may not be correct, I would...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: reading, bates method, reading sessions
bates method, reading sessions, teacher vision: This is very difficult to answer, as it varies from person to person. Everyone has a different view, and there s nto always an official Dr Bates line, as each individual has different eye-problems. However, I ll do my best:- It s recommended to palm...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: readings, optic nerve head, heidelberg retina
optic nerve head, heidelberg retina, ocular blood flow: The diagnosis and treatment of Glaucoma is not entirely based upon readings of the intraocular pressure . Management of glaucoma is based upon a comprehensive range of tests performed by the ophthalmologist, followed by clinical decision making in consultation...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: recent development of different pupil sizes, low blood sugar, cranial nerve
low blood sugar, cranial nerve, drug medication: Most common causes of a larger pupil in bright light are Adies tonic pupil (caused by virus most often...benign), cranial nerve III Palsy (usually have other signs/symptoms besides just a larger pupil...can be life threatening depending on cause), pharmacologic...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: recent diagnosis "glaucoma suspect.", dear kelly, ocular pressure
dear kelly, ocular pressure, corneal thickness: Dear Kelly, Firstly, Welbutrin, in my experience has nat caused glaucoma. However, some studies have indicated that it can aggravate glaucoma. However, this question be best answered by your neurologist, as he also plans to step up the dosage. Most instruments...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: i was recently presented with..., optical neuritis, neurosis
optical neuritis, neurosis, dr mike: Hi Renee, There is a condition called optical neuritis . Are you sure the condition you were diagnosed with is neurosis and not neuritis ? Neurosis is usually associated with psychology; and I am not familiar with the term, neurosis , being used in...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: recovery from retinal surgery, vitreous jelly, inflammation of the eye
vitreous jelly, inflammation of the eye, retinal surgery: Dear Ken, The retinal surgery is one of the most intrinsic eye surgeries. It involves entering the posterior segment of the eye. This part is not hollow but has a jelly called the vitreous. Also the crisness in sight comes from a number of reasons. Any inflammation...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: recovery from retinal surgery, retinal hole, laser repair
retinal hole, laser repair, retinal surgery: Dear Cindy, This depends from person to person, also on the extent and location of the retinal hole. Also, if you are using any eye drops, some drops have lasting effects. It would be best to seek the specific answer from the treating eye doctor as...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: recurring adult strabismus, adult strabismus, hypertension medication
adult strabismus, hypertension medication, rapid deterioration: Dear Lynda, One reason for repeating surgeries could be an amblyopic eye. Yes, repeated surgeries have higher chances of failure. Hypertension medication does not really cause strabismus, but a neurological element may have to be ruled out. A thyroid disordr...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: recurring pink eye, recurring pink eye, eye examination
recurring pink eye, eye examination, shroff: Dear Jessica, This may be linked to some allergy. Please do visit one as redness in the eyes has different causes and only an eye examination can determine the same. Hope this helps, Best Regards, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH), FICS www.shroffeye.or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red burning eyes, allergy issues, artificial tears
allergy issues, artificial tears, burning eyes: Hi Tommy, You symptoms can be from a number of things. It sounds like you may have dryness or allergy issues. If you have not had a complete eye exam in a year, please get one. I would get some preservative free, artificial tears to use to lubricate your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red contact lenses for migraine, colored glasses, shroff
colored glasses, shroff, color blind: Dear Cherise, You must verify the details from the source of your information because your description is vague, hence maybe no optometrist could help you. When there is a rod and cone disorder, (Color blind) then there are some orange colored glasses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red dot after contact problem, eye dr, red dot
eye dr, red dot, abrasion: Hi, If the contact was stuck to your eye, you may have an abrasion or scratch on the eye. This makes the eye more prone to infection. If you are uncomfortable or it does not clear up by tomorrow. I strongly advise seeing you eye Dr. ASAP. Hope this helps,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red, dry eyes, patanol eye drops, blood shot eyes
patanol eye drops, blood shot eyes, acuvue 2 contacts: Hi Brenda, Drops are only a bandaid for an underlying problem like allergies or sinus. If you wake up in the morning with irritated eyes, those are the two main culprits. I would not attempt to fit any patient with chronic redness with contacts until the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red dry eyes, patanol eye drops, blood shot eyes
patanol eye drops, blood shot eyes, computer vision syndrome: Dear Brenda, The dry eyes needs to be treated with either lubricating eye drops or if severe evne punctum plugs. The naphtear will only clear the redness but the cause of redness is not treated. If you wear contacts with dry eyes, its only going to aggravate...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red eye, vascular anomalies, red veins
vascular anomalies, red veins, eyes are red: Wearing or not wearing glasses NEVER causes a red eye. Most often a red eye with dilated blood vessels is due to some sort of inflammation. In rarer cases tumors or vascular anomalies can also cause red eyes in the absence of inflammation. You would need...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red eye after acuvue advance, acuvue advance with hydroclear, acuvue oasys
acuvue advance with hydroclear, acuvue oasys, tea tree oil: Hi Jarrod, Acuvue Advance are good lenses, but the silicon in them does bother some patients. What I would usually do is have you discontinue lens wear until all the redness cleared. I would then check the eye for dryness and for any corneal trouble. If...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red eye relief, stop gap, eye relief
stop gap, eye relief, reccomendations: I have used Similasan and other homeopathic drops. They work ok. The will make you feel better, but will not cure anything. The best advice I can give you is to find the underlying cause of the redness. Any red out drop is just a temporary stop gap....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red eye, contact lens prescription, habbit
contact lens prescription, habbit, eye exam: You should re-check your contact lens prescription and fitting. It is likely that you need a new fitting with a fresh set of contact lenses. Also, it would be a good idea to get a thorough eye exam from a qualified ophthalmologist to rule out any clinical...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red eyes, computer screen filter, dry eyes
computer screen filter, dry eyes, red eyes: Brenda, It s not bad to stare at the computer screen all day but it can definitely fatigue your eyes. Try taking short breaks every 30 minutes or so and gazing off into the distance. Because we concentrate on the computer our blink rate goes way down....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red eyes, chronic conjunctivitis, red veins
chronic conjunctivitis, red veins, ophtalmologist: Hi Brenda, There are too many issues to be addressed here in this type of forum. Red eye can be anything from allergy or eyestrain to chronic infection. My best advise would be to get a complete work up by an Optometrist as soon as you can. Do not start...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red eyes, far sightedness, reading glasses
far sightedness, reading glasses, lamotte: The two mostly likely causes are eyestrain due to the fact that you have a low level far-sightedness that has not been corrected with reading glasses and/or you have a mild dry eye that is made worse by you not blinking as much as you normally while under...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red eyes, contact lens solution, artificial tears
contact lens solution, artificial tears, pinkeye: Hi Gina, I can not be very specific here without seeing you in person. My advice would be to discontinue contacts and use preservation free artificial tears for a few weeks to see if the redness goes away. I also would suspect some sort of allergy. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red eyes/ contact lenses, slit lamp microscope, eye lids
slit lamp microscope, eye lids, visual acuity: You can expect the doctor to perform a complete eye examination which includes a measurement of your visual acuity, a refraction, examination of your pupils, eye lids, eye movements and external eye structures, a slit lamp microscope examination of the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red eyes , wear contacts, exact diagnosis, acuvue 2
exact diagnosis, acuvue 2, soft lenses: In order to answer your questions, you need to find out your exact diagnosis. Why are your eyes red? If you have a contact lens related problem, the treatment will be different than if the problem is not contact lens related. try to find out from your doctor...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red eyes, giant papillary conjunctivitis, corneal abrasion
giant papillary conjunctivitis, corneal abrasion, lens coatings: Hello Mr. Pavey, Unless you start wearing the daily disposable contacts or your doctor says that the GPC is all gone, you will have to continue using the Patanol. It doesn t really cure the problem but keeps the reaction from getting worse. Ask...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red-green color deficiency, color vision deficiency, red and green color blindness
color vision deficiency, red and green color blindness, ruby red slippers: Many tinted glasses are available from the Optician. However, as mentioned in the literature you have sent, you will have to undertake a complete eye examination by a qualified ophthalmologist first. The tests will determine the presence/absence of color...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red and green ghost images, ghost images, dr hope
ghost images, dr hope, machines at work: Hi Pam, Although you pose not question here, I will try to reply to your statements the best I can. My first piece of advice is to schedule an appointment to have your Dr check you. The Rx difference you provided is not significant. You may have trouble...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red spont on eyeball., itchy watery eyes, subconjunctival hemorrhage
itchy watery eyes, subconjunctival hemorrhage, sign of diabetes: Shannon, Sounds like you may have a subconjunctival hemorrhage. Not an uncommon thing to have happen with excessive rubbing of your eye. If after a couple of days it doesn’t start to look at least a little better, I’d get it checked out. Nothing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red spot in the white part of my eye, restasis, dry eyes
restasis, dry eyes, shroff: Dear Earlene, Red spots may not be only beacuse of dry eye. It could also be if you have a habit of rubbing your eyes. The retina musty be checked once. Rule out diabetes. Continue regular checks with your eye doctor. Restasis also takes a few months...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red veins in the eyes, florida shands, red veins
florida shands, red veins, eye doctors: Dear Connie, The condition could be because of lenses, depending on where the vessels are located. I do not understand what you mean by back of the eye?? Dry eyes, allergies, neovascularization due to contact lens wear are all probable causes, but...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: refraction, hyperopia, koos
hyperopia, koos, refraction: Hi Cirta, Yes, it is possible but unusual for the person to become more nearsighted. You should try to find out why the decrease in hyperopia, which is the opposite of what is expected. I hope that I am not doing your homework for you. That is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: refractor error - 6/24, shroff, eye vision
shroff, eye vision, glasses: Dear Mr Rao, This would depend on your lifestyle and job requirements. If it could be better with glasses it helps, but many people can manage their routine with 6/24. Hence it completely depends on the tasks intended to perform and if this vision hampers...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: removing squint, drooping eyelids, check ups
drooping eyelids, check ups, polycarbonate lenses: Hi, THis would be a question to pose to a ocular plastic surgeon who can fix drooping eyelids etc. My advice, and I am sure your Dr s have told you, is to wear glasses with polycarbonate lenses full time to protect your good eye. As far as the eye with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Your response dated Friday 22nd June, lens exchange, dr werner
lens exchange, dr werner, lens capsule: I can answer you ophthalmologic question. I cannot advise you regarding your spiritual concerns. I have done a number o piggy back lenses to correct residual refractive errors after lens implant surgery. Unless there is a pre-existing problem with glaucoma,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retinal detachment, retinal detachment, shroff
retinal detachment, shroff, ophth: Dear Julie. It is always better to be off alcohol if you are under medication and treatment. However, this best be addressed to your treating doctor since he knows what medication you are using. Best Regards, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH), FICS www.shroffeye.org...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retinal detachment, cataract removal, retinal detachment
cataract removal, retinal detachment, gas bubble: The rate at which the gas bubble disappears will depend upon the initial size of the bubble and the type of gas used. There are a variety of long-acting gases which can be used. These can last from 1 to 4 weeks. Only when the gas bubble has disappeared...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retinal problem, retinal changes, retinal disease
retinal changes, retinal disease, treatment decisions: Retinal disease can only be diagnosed from a dilated examination and is almost always diagnosed that way although auxiliary tests are often used to aid in diagnosis and make treatment decisions. Yes to your second and third questions. Elliot Werner,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retinal surgery, precursor lesions, retinal detachment
precursor lesions, retinal detachment, visual acuity: The healing period for retinal surgery is longer as the scars that adhere the retina to the back of the eye (choroid) take 4 to 6 weeks to strengthen. Provided your retina re-attaches uneventfully you can expect excellent recovery of vision with much functional...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retinal surgery, intraocular lens implant, vitreous opacities
intraocular lens implant, vitreous opacities, cataract surgeon: It is difficult to opine regarding why your vision is poor and why you cannot read, based upon the information that you have provided as there is no data on the current clinical condition of the eye. There are many possibilites including problems related...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retinal vein occlusion, wilmer eye institute, retinal vein occlusion
wilmer eye institute, retinal vein occlusion, scheie eye institute: The only part of the eye that can be transplanted is the cornea. Retinal vein occlusions damage the retina. At the present time, the retina cannot be transplanted. Research with stem cells offers some hope, but the US government at the present time is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retinal, gingko biloba, marc grossman
gingko biloba, marc grossman, retinal cells: Hi Jae, There is no way at this point to replace retinal cells that have been lost. One can at best try to strengthen the existing retinal cells to see how much sight they can pick up. If there are no living retinal cells in the left eye, then at this point...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retinitis pigmantosa, r lipoic acid, marc grossman
r lipoic acid, marc grossman, optobionics: Mr. Nash, There are some things you can do that may help slow down or possibly retard your vision loss as follows: 1) Pure Focus - 1 pump under the tongue 5 times per day 2) Carlons Fish Oil - 1 tablespoon per day 3) CoQ10 - 100mg per day 4) Acetyl-l-carnitine...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: right eye not normal feeling, external eye disease, chronic inflammation
external eye disease, chronic inflammation, pink eye: I really cannot diagnose your problem without actually examining you. You might request a consultation with an ophthalmologist who specializes in corneal and external eye diseases. Another possiblity would be to see an ear, nose and throat specialist since...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Safe to wear contacts with episcleritis?, inflamed blood vessels, allergy eye drops
inflamed blood vessels, allergy eye drops, laser eye surgery: Dear Grace, Only an eye doctor or a medical professional in the eye care field can diagnose if you have Episcleritis or not. If there is any sort of inflammation active on the eyes, it is safer not to wear lenses. If however, it is silent at the moment...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: SCRIPT MEANING
Hi Geno, The +2.25 signifies a bifocal prescription. The +2.25 is power which is added to your distance prescription, usually in the form of a line or progressive/no-line bifocal. Whether or not a bifocal is right for you is usually discussed by your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Scar Tissue/Contact Lenses, corneal ulcer, scar tissue
corneal ulcer, scar tissue, ulser: Your corneal ulcer was probably related to the use of contact lenses. Use of contact lenses is a risk factor in the development of a corneal ulcer and continuing to use lenses puts you at risk again -- with potential for further scarring if you develop an...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Scar Tissue/Contact Lenses, scar tissue, ulser
scar tissue, ulser, eye drop: I will not and never will address any questions regarding malpractice online. But what I will say is follow your Dr s advice. However the MD prescribed the medication, that is how you should use it. The pharmacies are not the one s writing the prscriptions,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sclera discolouration., exact diagnosis, period length
exact diagnosis, period length, soft lenses: A yellow color to the whites of the eyes can be due to several causes some of which are serious such as jaundice and others which are not such as exposure to sun for mong periods of time. I would not be able to guess what is going on in your case from your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sclera wrinkling, minor headaches, mild nausea
minor headaches, mild nausea, outer corners: Dear Spencer, This could be an allergic reaction in the conjunctiva of the eye. Nothing serious to worry about. Do see your neurologist and an eye doctor if recommended. It should settle on its own. Any lubricating eye drops available over the counter...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Scratch in eye, apparent scratches, opthalmologist
apparent scratches, opthalmologist, optometrist: Hi James, Apparent scratches on the eye may be something more serious. You need to schedule an appointment with an Optometrist or Opthalmologist to have the eye evaluated in person. It may be something serious so I strongly recommend you make an appointment....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Scratched Cornea, local optician, corneal abrasions
local optician, corneal abrasions, alex dear: Dear Alex, If you do not have pain and the redness settles or is receeding then it should be fine to wait. If you can even visit a local optician instead of an eye doctor it should be better than not seeing anybody. Renu is a contact lens cleaning solution,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Scratched eyeglasses, minor scratches, optical lab
minor scratches, optical lab, lens type: Hi Trish, Once the glasses are scratched, the lenses need to be remade. The scratches can not be removed and from my experience the anti-glare coating can not be reapplied. In our office, we have a one year warranty for such issues. I would check with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Second image around things..., blurry image, double image
blurry image, double image, exact image: Hi Chris, My best advice is to schedule an appointment for a complete eye exam. Any time there is a ghost or double image it can be anything from needing glasses to some sort of issue inside the eyeball itself. It would be impossible for me to be an more...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Seeing a black dot, posterior vitreous detachment, faao
posterior vitreous detachment, faao, reading glasses: Vivian, You probably had a posterior vitreous detachment(PVD). (The clear gel that fills the eye has pulled away from the retina.) You should get your eyes dilated to be sure you didn t tear a small piece of the retina, but that is not very common....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Seeing Red Dots, red dots, retinal examination
red dots, retinal examination, depth perception: Dear Chris, What you are seeing is what all people do, but do not focus on the same. Thge red dots are nothing but the image from our retina and the cells of the eyes. Floaters are black in colour and are vireous degeneration due to ageing or in high numbers,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Seeing red flahes of light, red dots, retinal examination
red dots, retinal examination, shroff: Dear Lyndon, Firstly, have a retinal examination done with an Ophthalmologist, who will dilate his eyes and see if there is anything in the retina. If this is clear, it may not be worrisome as the red dots could be simple floaters. Since it is a child,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Seeing spots, retinal specialist, seeing spots
retinal specialist, seeing spots, time adam: Dear Adam, This is normal due to pressure on the retina and the blood pressure fluctuating due to the heavy lifting. This is normal if for few seconds. If this stays through out the day, floats around, then please see a retinal specialist. Hope this...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Seeing stars, retinal detatchment, vitreous gel
retinal detatchment, vitreous gel, retinal detachment: The appearance of sparkles in your vision due to changes in posture can be due to changes in the vitreous gel in the eye. The vitreous is a clear gel in the center of the eye which undergoes physical changes as we age. This includes liquifaction and changes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Seeing "veins", two different things, pale background
two different things, pale background, casting a shadow: Kathy, Could be two different things. 1) In the right setting you can see your blood vessels inside your eye. They sit in front of the cells that actually process/react to light. So they are always casting a shadow on your retina. Most of the time your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Severe eye pain - not sure if its CVS or Dry Eyes or ???, cfl bulbs, eye trouble
cfl bulbs, eye trouble, minute computer: Dear Sai, Your eyestrain and photophobia may be due to dryness, probably from sitting on the computer for too long in a dry environment. You need to have someone quantitatively examine your eye for the amount of dryness and any associated damage to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Shadow on computer screen, retinal examination, shroff
retinal examination, shroff, bottom right corner: Dear Steven, There are many shadows one may see because these are images from the retina. If the shadows come and go, disappear, do not worry. Ignore those. However, if any bother you or stay then its better looked into by a retinal examination, Best...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Short sight, lasik surgeon, cataract surgery
lasik surgeon, cataract surgery, reading numbers: Dear Bryan, Her numbers should not increase like you are expecting it to happen. If she does have changing numbers, she should look into the possibility of ageing changes in the lens, like Cataract. Hope this helps, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH), FICS...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Short sightedness, short sightedness, shortsightedness
short sightedness, shortsightedness, perfect vision: Hello, If the nearsighted prescription you have RE -1.25 & LE -1.00 is accurate, that is very mild prescription. Most people would use the prescription mainly for distance. Personally, I do not know any collegue who would tell a patient there eyes would...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Short-sightedness, watt light bulbs, bates method
watt light bulbs, bates method, incomplete overview: Hello, The best intro to the Bates Method is The Art of Seeing by Aldous Huxley. It s available cheap from amazon.com, and explains how the famous author got rid of his glaucoma.It also explains the main exercises of the bates method and theory behind it....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Simple Definitions, primary health care, health care provider
primary health care, health care provider, eye doctor: Hi Tiffany, An optometrist can be thought of as your primary care eye doctor. Our job is to be able to take care of your eyes and find any situations when you might need the services of an ophthalmologist. An ophthalmologist can be thought of like a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sinus Pressure - vitrious separation, omega 3 fish oil, vitreous fibers
omega 3 fish oil, vitreous fibers, vitreous detachment: Dear Bob, As an ophthalmologist I have never had any such similar experience in any of my patients. However, it has been shown that fish oil in fact has benefits for those dealing with sinusitis. See link http://www.nutritional-supplements-guide.com/sinusitis-symptoms.html...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Smoking and Graves' Eye Disease, radioactive iodine treatment, graves disease
radioactive iodine treatment, graves disease, steroid therapy: Smoking is a risk factor for Graves disease, but it is not a strong risk factor. I was unable to find any studies that address the question whther quitting smoking has any effect on established Graves disease, so, unfotunately, the answer to your question...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Soflens66 Toric, softlens 66, toric contact lenses
softlens 66, toric contact lenses, oxygen: Hi Ahmed, The Softlens 66 toric provide adequate oxygen for all day wear. However, every patient is different. Some patient s eyes have different moisture & oxygen requirments. If you don t feel any dryness or see and unusual redness, you are most likely...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Soflens66 Toric, recommended replacement, replacement lens
recommended replacement, replacement lens, toric contacts: Hi, 2 weeks is the recommended replacement schedule, but is not a hard & fast rule among many Doctors. My patients wear the 66 torics anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks. Every patient is different. I will do 2 week follow up all all my fits and make my wearing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Soflens66 Toric, foe
foe: Hi, The lens is recommended for two week wear. Officially it will be listed as a 2 week lens. However in practice , most patients of mine who wear the lens can get up to 3-4 weeks from it. The actual wearing time for an individual is up to the doctor....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Son's prescription, prescription glasses, light test
prescription glasses, light test, eye chart: This is a glasses prescription that tell the power of the lenses but cannot be converted to 20/20 notation. 20/20 notation tell how well the eye sees and needs to be measured on an eye chart. You would have to ask the doctor what your son s vision was. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sore eyes..., decent shape, genteal
decent shape, genteal, artciles: Dear Darrell, One tends to call the eyes sore if they are red, inflammed and have some infection. However, redness may not be infection and could be just fatigue, allergy or some other simple reason. To determine the cause one must go back to assessing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sore, strained eye, dear sarah, eye sore
dear sarah, eye sore, dull pain: Dear Sarah, It is difficult to ascertain the cause of your symptoms without seeing medical examination reports. Please visit first an eye doctor, then an ENT to rule out sinusitis if the eye check is fine. Hope this helps, Please let me know your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: SPOTS AND FLASHING ON SIDE OF EYES, eye doctor, eye problems
eye doctor, eye problems, sinusitis: Headaches are rarely caused by eye problems, so I would suggest getting back to your general physician to have your headaches evaluated. If your eyes are tired, dry and blurry, I would suggest getting back to your eye doctor to see if something can be done...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Spot caused by Chickens?, retinal specialist, google
retinal specialist, google, dr mike: Hi, It sounds like it may be toxoplasmosis which is a parasite (you can do a google.com search too for more specific info on it). You can often see black scarring in the eye. It may require further evalution by a retinal specialist if the retina is severely...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Spot on my sons white part of eye, surgical excision, irregular borders
surgical excision, irregular borders, tissue diagnosis: Dear Demi, I can understand your concern. An eye examination will not diagnose any cancer or malignancy which you describe, commonly called melanoma . This may start as a small spot or freckle. However, all brown spots and freckles do not lead to a cancer,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Spots in eye, shroff, eye doctor
shroff, eye doctor, ophth: Dear Melanie, Do not worry, this is a normal phenomenon, which is due to the iris pigment which comes out and stains the sclera (white of the eye). It could be better to seek an opinion of an eye doctor, better still if it is a pediatric eye doctor....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Spots before eyes, vitreous gel, floating shadows
vitreous gel, floating shadows, optical phenomenon: What you are seeing is commonly refered to as floaters . These are optical phenomenon due to changes in the vitreous gel in the eye. The human eye is filled with a clear transparent gel like structure called the vitreous. As we age, the vitreous undergoes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Spots before eyes, wearing contact lenses, vitreous
wearing contact lenses, vitreous, eye exam: I have noticed that if I look at a brightly lit (white) object in the distance I can see black whispy lines and/or white spots before my eyes. I know these are due to inperfections in the vitreous, but are they common/ do most people have these? (are they...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: SQUINT, optical correction, squint
optical correction, squint, refractive error: Some types of squint can be corrected by prescribing glasses with refractive correction (i.e. optical correction)with or without the use of special glasses called prisms . If that is sufficient to correct your squint you should be wearing glasses all...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Squint and weak muscle in my left eye, eye correction surgery, squint surgery
eye correction surgery, squint surgery, squint eye: Dear Sunil, The squint surgery tends to fail due to various factors, one of them being the age at which is performed. In older people, the stability is lesser than when done in childhood. Speak to a strabismus specialist in your area for a clear prognosis...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Staphyloma, general anesthetics, eye doctors
general anesthetics, eye doctors, two doctors: Dear D, I really do not know how your ophthalmologist plans to treat or cure the staphyloma. The staphyloma is just a bulge in the anatomical part of the eye. One cannot physically correct or treat it. But since it is usually associated with myopia, one...

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Ophthalmology & Optometry: Stigmatism?, cataract surgery, dear mike
cataract surgery, dear mike, refractive error: Dear Mike, Yes, LASIK is a permanent method of getting rid of the myopia or astigmatism. However, all LASIK technology is not the same, neither is it suitable for everyone with numbers. Your eligibility for the procedure has to be determined. Kinly read...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Stigmatism, google search, shape objects
google search, shape objects, oval shape: Hi Angie, I can not answer all you question because I do not have access to your records. Your questions about the lazy eye are too involved to answer in this type of forum, especially since I do not have your records. The correct term is amblyopia and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Stone as a false eye, ocular prosthetics, false eye
ocular prosthetics, false eye, prosthetic eyes: Hi Craig, Traditionally prosthetic eyes are made of glass, but newer materials are being used (here s a link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocular_prosthetics). If you are writing the story, I am sure you can make the eye out of any material you would like....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Strabismus and binocular vision, binocular vision, sophisticated tests
binocular vision, sophisticated tests, strabismus: Yes. There are simple tests usually available in any ophthalmologist s office. There are more sophisticated tests usually available from ophthalmologists specializing in strabismus management. If binocular vision developed in childhood and was subsequently...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Strabismus that caused amblyopia, crossed eye, low self esteem
crossed eye, low self esteem, dominant eye: Hi Jared, The first step is to get a complete eye exam. There is a group of Optometrists who belong to COVD (College Of Visual Development-http://www.covd.org/). They specialize in your type of issue. If you can not be helped by conventional methods, you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Strabismus and Lasik Surgery, conacts, strabismus
conacts, strabismus, shroff: Dear Jen, The strabismus will not interfere with the LASIK outcome. The vision you enjoy today and the look that you have with contact lenses, will be similar to after LASIK. If the doctor finds that inspite of the LASIK, you still have a strabismus...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Strabismus related to monovision contact lenses, eye care professionals, latent tendency
eye care professionals, latent tendency, diopters: When we use our eyes together, the brain makes one image from two eyes and is stimulated to keep the eyes aligned. With monovision, each eye has a different focussing distance and is being used separately. Thus the stimulus to keep the eyes aligned on one...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Strabismus Surgery, visual clarity, eye muscles
visual clarity, eye muscles, strabismus: Dear Patricia, Dont check on visual clarity and focus so soon after the surgery. Give the eye muscles some time to heal. Just put the eye drops and medications on schedule. Visit your doctor as per the post op schedule planned, maybe in a weeks time....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Strabismus surgery, post-op, inflammation of the eye, depth perception
inflammation of the eye, depth perception, eye muscles: If your surgeon who has examined you cannot explain your double vision, I would not be able to. In general double vision indicates the eyes are not properly aligned at all times. You have now had two strabismus surgeries and it is only 3 weeks since your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Strabismus, lazy eye, hyperopia
lazy eye, hyperopia, strabismus: What he needs depends on the results of his complete ophthalmic exam. In general, if there is any hyperopia he should wear the full glasses prescription. If there is still lazy eye with the eyeglasses, he should have patching of his good eye as well. Again,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Strange flickering in my eyesight, retinal detatchment, retinal detachment
retinal detatchment, retinal detachment, retinal specialist: Hi Nancy, The symptoms you describe are the symptoms of a retinal detatchment. If it was only fixed 6 months ago, you still need to be in the care of the specialist who treated you. I can not speak for Belgium, but here in the US you would need to see...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Strange thing on the surace of my eye, clear mucus, q tip
clear mucus, q tip, something in my eye: If you have something attached to the surface of your eye that does not move or come loose when you push on it, it is probably a cyst or tumor of some sort. I think you should see an ophthalmologsit soon to find out what it is and how to get rid of it. Elliot...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Strange visual phenomena, dancing dots, visual phenomenon
dancing dots, visual phenomenon, visual phenomena: The eye is filled by a gel like transparent substance called the vitreous. As we grow older, the vitreous undergoes certain natural chemical changes which result in the formation of a few protien strands floating in the vitreous. This can throw a shadow across...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Strange visual phenomena, cigarette smoker, visual phenomena
cigarette smoker, visual phenomena, model glue: As you have suggested yourself, the first thing to do would be to undertake a thorough eye exam preferably by a vitreoretinal specialist who will check the back part of the eye. You seem to be experiencing one of the commonest symptoms of normal persons...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Strength of Prescription, noticable difference, astigmatism
noticable difference, astigmatism, contact lens: Hi Christina, Since I did not do your exam or have access to your records I can only speculate based on the information you provided. You are myopic and also have astigmatism. The overall power of your prescription may be considered mile in the right eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Strength of Prescription, moderate degree, nearsightedness
moderate degree, nearsightedness, 3 feet: Your prescription indicates a moderate degree of nearsightedness. With this prescription you would not be able to see clearly anything more than about 3 feet from your face. For this reason you would probably be more comfortable wearing your glasses full...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Stretched retina, computer vision syndrome, check ups
computer vision syndrome, check ups, artifical light: Dear Rosanne, The retina problem is not pathological. Whenever there is a high number ie. myopia, the eye ball is a little longer, hence the retina is stretched over a bigger area. However, this is not abnormal, only needs attention in the form of retinal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Student buying first ophthalmoscope, sjur, direct ophthalmoscope
sjur, direct ophthalmoscope, personal opinion: I have no personal experience with the Pan Optic device. It doesn t seem to be very popular with ophthalmologists. My personal opinion is that Welch Allyn makes the best instrument, but I m sure other brands are also good. I usually recommend the Welch...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sty or Infection, sticky mucus, liquid type
sticky mucus, liquid type, fomentation: Dear Sunitha, a stye can be infected and this is when the sticky mucus collects around your eye by morning. It is not serious, but yes it should get treated with antibiotic eye drops. It is best to have your local doctor look into it. If in Mumbai you can...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Surgical Procedures for Duane Syndrome, duane syndrome, head tilt
duane syndrome, head tilt, medical journals: Surgery for Duane syndrome is never a complete solution - it just improves the situation. What the residual left over deviation is depends on the specific patient - again, there is a large spectrum of conditions that fall under the umbrella of Duane syndrome...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Swelling at rear of eye, hematological, macula
hematological, macula, vascular disorders: There are many possible causes for swelling of the macula ie the center of the retina. These include : 1. Trauma 2. Infection 3. Inflammation 4. Degeneration 5. Radiation 6. Diabetes 7. Hypertension 8. Vascular disorders 9. Hematological diseases...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Swollen Eye, purplish hue, constant headache
purplish hue, constant headache, safer side: Dear Donna, As long as there is no trouble with your vision, yes, the headache may take a while to go. If however it bothers you to the point of interfering with your daily work, you must visit a physician, to just rule out any internal injury. The bloodshot...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Swollen Eyelid, swollen eyelid, sinus infection
swollen eyelid, sinus infection, questioners: Please read my instructions to questioners. I cannot diagnose over the internet. I would suggest you see an ophthalmologist. If you get a specific diagnosis, let me know and I can give you more detailed information about your particular condition. Elliot...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Symptoms of inflammation remain, pink eye, conjunctivitis
pink eye, conjunctivitis, ophthalmologist: Assuming your diagnosis is correct and you have viral conjunctivitis, you can expect about 10 days to three weeks unitl it clears up comletely with or without treatment. If you are no better after about 2 or 3 weeks, you should get back to the ophthalmologist....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: sclara contact lenses and vision, base curve, cosmetic lenses
base curve, cosmetic lenses, coloured contacts: Dear Zac, These lenses are usually made of a harder material, hence the bluriness after removal. However, if the bluriness still exists, then please visit an ophthalmologist. Next time, choose the lenses wisely from a known optical company, as there...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: scotopic sensitivity syndrome, legitimate syndrome, visual field tests
legitimate syndrome, visual field tests, school psychologist: You may take the professional opinion of a qualified ophthalmologist first. A thorough evaluation by a ophthalmologist in addition to visual field tests and/or ocular electrophysiology may be necessary to rule out any other disorder. If the eye exams are perfectly...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: scratched cornea, corneal abrasion, relief thanks
corneal abrasion, relief thanks, eye drop: Dear Armen, Scratched cornea or corneal abrasion cannot be treated from hom. This needs urgent attention as it can affect vision in the long run and as it may also require antibiotics and maybe anti inflammatory eye drops which are available only by prescription....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: scratched cornea, jeff kopp, experience thanks
jeff kopp, experience thanks, dear doctor: Hi Jeff, My best advice is to get a complete eye exam and have everything checked. While anything is possible, rarely does a scratched cornea affect the prescription unless it is a severe abrasion and decreases the vision due to scarring. I have had patients...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: scratching for cornea?, cornea, koos
cornea, koos, densities: Hi Tia, You would not be able to see a scratch on your cornea because of where it is on your eye. The waves you see are most likely fibers or different densities of fluid inside your eye. They are really nothing to worry about so you would do best to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: secondary glaucoma due to trauma, secondary glaucoma, visual acuity
secondary glaucoma, visual acuity, dull ache: Yes, you should worry about getting glaucoma in the future or possibly even having it now. Any eye that has suffered blunt trauma is at risk for developing glaucoma as a result. You should be evaluated and followed by a competent ophthalmologist. The answer...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: secondary glaucoma due to trauma, angle closure glaucoma, blowout fracture
angle closure glaucoma, blowout fracture, red blood cells: Kevin, Three things can happen if you get punched in the eye. 1) You can get a traumatic iritis or inflammation in the eye. This can cause the iris, the colored part of the eye, to become stuck to the lens inside the eye. This in turn can cause an angle...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: seeing drops, dr werner, careful examination
dr werner, careful examination, floaters: Leaking blood vessels in the retina usually produce decreased and blurred vision. Sometimes they produce black floaters that look like a shower of black spots or cobwebs. the best test to detect is a careful examination of the retina. Elliot Werner, M.D...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: seeing some floaters after laser, argon laser, weakness show
argon laser, weakness show, lattice degeneration: Dear Avik, No problem. Follow your doctors advise. You can visit our website on http://www.shroffeye.org/computer-vision-syndrome.htm on this link to know how to protect your vision while using computers. Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH), FICS www.shroffeye.or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: seeing fluid/ small lettres, cataract extraction, silicone oil
cataract extraction, silicone oil, visual disturbance: You have had multiple serious eye problems and apparently at least 3 operations on your eye. the visual disturbance you describe are probably due to residual damage to your retina and possible other structures in the eye. What you describe is not surprising...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: seeing lightening in my eye, vitreous jelly, ageing process
vitreous jelly, ageing process, shroff: Dear Linda, Do not worry. This could be just part of the ageing process, where there are degenrative changes in the Vitreous jelly of the eye. However, it is always better and in your best interest to get this examined by an eye doctor who will dilate your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: seeing red dots, red dots, brain tumor
red dots, brain tumor, opthalmologist: The only test you haven t mentioned is an MRI. That will rule out a brain tumor pretty conclusively. If the eye and neurological exam are normal, you probably have nothing to worry about. I am not aware of any entoptic phenomenon that produces red dots....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: seeing red spot, retina specialist, retinal blood vessels
retina specialist, retinal blood vessels, oncoming headlights: Dear Jan, If the red spot is stationary and does not come and go, stays in the field of vision, you need to see the retina for any leak of retinal blood vessels, as diabetes poses a risk for the same. I would say its better to be safe than sorry, so please...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: seeing red, clouds sky, mild headache
clouds sky, mild headache, general malaise: Dear Suzanne, With kids it is always better to be on a safer platform. Bring this to the attention of her pediatrician to make sure that it is not the side effect of the antibiotic. Take her suggestion if you need to see an eye doctor too. If your daughter...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: seeing spots, magnifying glasses, light candles
magnifying glasses, light candles, prolonged periods: Unless they were focussing light into their eyes (rather than on the object they were trying to burn), it is very unlikely that they could damage their eyes from using magnifying glasses. Constant staring at a bright objects (like the spot that was being focussed...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Should i seek medical attention?, s vision, bottom right corner
s vision, bottom right corner, field of vision: It sounds like you have developed an area of loss in your field of vision. While this is never normal, it may not be serious especially if it has not changed. It is impossible to say what it might be without examining you. If it is getting larger, you should...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: serious, please read, opthamologist, milimeters
opthamologist, milimeters, eye contact: Dear Irene, Stop torturing yourself, you could not have hurt anything in your eye. It is not so easy. Even with blunt trauma directly on the eye, does it rarely cause muscular tears. So, just relax and go back to your daily routine. Best Regards, Dr...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: For several years I have had..., systane lubricant eye drops, marc grossman
systane lubricant eye drops, marc grossman, compatible fish: Often dry eyes are related to other things going on in the body such as hormonal changes, hypothyroidism, arthritis, etc., so there is no way for us to say that this condition will go on for the rest of your life or not. In the meantime, there are natural...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: For several years I have had..., systane lubricant eye drops, dry eye syndrome
systane lubricant eye drops, dry eye syndrome, tear glands: Restasis is usually highly effective in treating dry eyes. If Restasis does not help either you have another condition, not dry eyes, or your dry eye syndrome has become so far advanced that the Restasis can no longer stimulate your tear glands. Assuming...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: severe eye pain and blurred vison, thrush in the mouth, low immune system
thrush in the mouth, low immune system, sinus infection: Dear Melissa, Your symptoms sound really frustrating and I am sorry that you are suffering all this. However, the only way yeats can affect the eyes is through contact and you say you have been good with eye hygiene. However, yeast infection of the eyes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: severe eye pain and blurred vison, thrush in the mouth, low immune system
thrush in the mouth, low immune system, sinus infection: Melissa sorry, I don t have any answers for you without an examination. I d hope the disease specialists who examined you would/could have ruled out Yeast infection. It s my understanding that ocular yeast infections are fairly rare except in immune compromised...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: shaking eyes, shaking eyes, close distance
shaking eyes, close distance, ophthalmologist: Most normal eyes can focus from close distance to extreme far distance by focusing the lens inside the eye by a process called accommodation. If the Ophthalmologist has examined her eyes and found them to be normal, you should see if she has any other reason...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: shower of black dots after cataract op, vitreous jelly, retinal examination
vitreous jelly, retinal examination, jerky movements: Dear George, These black dots are commonly called floaters and as the doctor has rightly explained, due to vitreous (jelly) getiing degenerated or detached. Yes, the rtina may still be in place. A retinal examination will reveal the same, which your doctor...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: sight, eye sight, bifocals
eye sight, bifocals, koos: Hi Coralie, Unless you are farsighted enough that your eyes turn in when you do not wear your glasses, then they will not get worse. It is possible that you will need bifocals sooner than the average person because your eyes have to fous more when you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: sildenafil, hardening of the arteries, optic nerve
hardening of the arteries, optic nerve, high blood pressure: There are a number of case reports of patients developing ischemic optic neuropathy (stroke of the optic nerve) in patients using Viagra and other ED drugs. These are uncommon and generally occur in patients who have other risk factors for this type of stroke...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: sildenafil, eye pathology, marc grossman
eye pathology, marc grossman, heart function: Kumar, They may find that long term use of sildenafil can cause eye pathology. Some people who use sildefafil have vision problems incuding photophobia, blurred vision, and changes in eye color. This drug can also affect healthy heart function, so that...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: sleeping facedown, lattice degeneration, afternoon nap
lattice degeneration, afternoon nap, tiny fraction: Dear Vivek, If you are comfortable sleeping on the stomach, so be it. As long as there is no direct pressure on the eyes , it is fine. With high numbers such as yours, high myopis, the vitreous sometimes has such grey areas, which you see and then dont...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: sleeping problem, vitreous degeneration, peculiar problem
vitreous degeneration, peculiar problem, sleeping problem: Dear Kapil, Vitreous degeneration is a normal non pathological event in the posterior part of the eye. the only treatment is completely replcing the vitreous, which by itself as a procedue of vitrectomy is a complicated surgery which can result in deterioration...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: slight discolored spot on white of eye, freckle, blood supply
freckle, blood supply, koos: Hi Christie, The spot your are describing is most likely either a nerve that is close to the surface or pigment, like a freckle, that is close to the surface. You don t need to worry about either one. If you notice any change in size, color,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: small white lump white part of eye, antibiotic eye drops, exact diagnosis
antibiotic eye drops, exact diagnosis, soft contact lenses: I cannot speculate on what the diagnosis might be without actually examining your friend. Please see my instructions to questioners. I woiuld suggest you see an ophthalmologist. If you get an exact diagnosis, let me know and I can give you specific information...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: snellen chart, shroff, left eye
shroff, left eye, optometrist: Dear Mary, It would help if you write it the exact way the costor has written. If the -1 and +3 gave a D next to it it means the power of the spectacles needed. We usually write it in this manner eg. Left Eye -1.00 D Sph (20/20) It is best to show...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: soft or gas perm, free trial lenses, soft lenses
free trial lenses, soft lenses, lens companies: Switching from gas perm to soft after 15 years is very, very difficult. Soft lenses are not better, just different. The soft may be more comfortable at times, but generally the vision through the gas perm lenses is much better. I would advise a full eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: sore eyes/pulsing left eye, genteal eye drops, lenses acuvue
genteal eye drops, lenses acuvue, soft contact lenses: Hi Susan, It seems that your eye doctor thinks that you have an allergy that is causing you problems wearing your contacts. Do you have allergies? Have you worn contacts for a long time? Have you always worn the same type of contacts? What solutions...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: "sparkling" areas in vision, ocular migraine, exact diagnosis
ocular migraine, exact diagnosis, ophthalmologist: The most likely cause of your symptoms is migraine. Ocular migraine often has no associated headache. I cannot, however, answer question of the what is wrong with me variety. If you see an ophthalmologist and are given an exact diagnosis, let me know and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: sparks, ocular migraine symptoms, vitreous floaters
ocular migraine symptoms, vitreous floaters, second opinion: Hi Chester, I can only speculate from the information you have provided. From what you describe it may be vitreous floaters, ocular migraine symptoms or even some sort of detachment in the eye; but there may be other reasons. Often after tests are run,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: spec on eye, dark flecks, pigment spots
dark flecks, pigment spots, sudden onset: Hi Nancy, Usually dark flecks or specs on the iris are pigment spots. The same time of pigment one may get with a birthmark. However, if there is a sudden onset of the spot, or if it increases in size, the patient should see the Dr. It is always a good...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: speck, pigment cells, corneal topography
pigment cells, corneal topography, retinal detachment: The center of the eye is filled with a clear gel like substance called vitreous. As we age, the vitreous undergoes certain chemical changes which results in the deposition of strands and clumps of protien floating in the gel. These strands or clumps...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: spot on eye near retina, exact diagnosis, retinal specialist
exact diagnosis, retinal specialist, medical diagnosis: Dear Liz, It is surprising that an eye doctor will not explain or will not know what the spot is. If in doubt he would ask for some retinal tests like OCT etc. To give you a guidance one needs to have a medical diagnosis. A retinal issue can vary from being...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: spot in vision, vitreous jelly, venetian blinds
vitreous jelly, venetian blinds, contrasting colors: Dear Jessica, Thank you for your e mail. The eye is like a room and the vision needs clarity from all parts. If the window has a problems (eg scratch on the cornea or some allergic factor on the cornea...basically a corneal issue), then the vision may...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: spots in the foveal pit, entoptic phenomena, diurnal variation
entoptic phenomena, diurnal variation, uniform background: The foveal pit is actually a small depression in the center of the fovea and is quite a bit smaller than the capillary free zone of the macula (foveal avascular zone)which includes the foveola, foveal pit and fovea. You are probably describing some sort of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: spots in vision, female smoker, central vision
female smoker, central vision, ophthalmologist: I am not really in a position to answer your rquestion without actually examining you or knowing what is wrong. I would suggest you see an ophthalmologist. If you get a specific diagnosis, let me know and I can give you information about your particular...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: squint, divergent squint, tropia
divergent squint, tropia, blurriness: Neeraj, So you are going to believe what I tell you and NOT what your doctor who actually examined you daughter told you? You said the discomfort the Atropine may cause. It might not give her ANY problems at all. Just put it in the night before the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: sstrange things in eyes, grey dots, optamologist
grey dots, optamologist, floaters: Floaters are due to small clumps of proteins in the fluids of the eye that float around in there and cast shadows on the retina. While they can be a nuisance, they are usually completely harmless and benign. I don t have an explanation for your other symptoms,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: sticky eye lids, eye lids, sticky eye
eye lids, sticky eye, dear al: Dear Al, This needs to be seen by a doctor as you could be having an eye infection. I prefer not to treat this by e mail. Hope you understand, Let me know the doctor s examination report for any further suggestions. Best Regards, Dr Anand Shroff,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: sticky eye lids, eye lids, sticky eye
eye lids, sticky eye, wet wash: Al, It really depends on the stickiness allergies, dirty environment, viral and bacterial infections can all cause some form of discharge. I d start with artificial tears/lubricant drops in the evening before bed and upon wakening and using a warm wet...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: strabismus, sixth nerve palsy, cranial nerve palsy
sixth nerve palsy, cranial nerve palsy, 6th nerve palsy: 1) Sixth nerve palsy causing a squint can cause disorientation as there is partial loss in binocular vision. Therefore your orientation and distance judgement can be affected. However, it is not known to cause difficulty in speech. If that is the case, you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: very strange finding, facial asymmetry, spectacle lens
facial asymmetry, spectacle lens, salt crystals: I don t really have a good explanation. My guess would be that the eyelashes on the left are rubbing against the back surface of the spectacle lens and not the right. This could be due to some facial asymmetry with one eye and orbit being more forward than...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: strange vision loss, optomologist, dear tony
optomologist, dear tony, strange vision: Dear Tony, It would be easier for us to comment after seeing the eye report as there are various reasons why one sees blurry or sees less and one cannot comment on any line of treatment unless we know the reason. If the eyes are normal, then it may be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: stranges circles in vision, shiny spot, eye doc
shiny spot, eye doc, eye doctor: Dear Steven, Its no bother at all. You are most welcome to ask further queries. If your doctor has done a retinal check by dialting your eyes and seen nothing pathological, these are typically images of the retina which everyone sees but will describe...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: sty?, what is a sty, hot compresses
what is a sty, hot compresses, eye lid: Hot compresses for 15 minutes a day for two or three times is the usual treatment. If after a couple of days you don t notice an improvement, then you should get it looked at. A sty depends on who is describing it. Usually it is and infected/blocked gland...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: stye?, q tip, good heat
q tip, good heat, eye surgeons: Dear Stephanie, The stye actually responds best to heat or hot water fomentation when acute, but after it gets firm it may or may not respond to this treatment. Its worth a try though. Take good water (drinking kind), heat it to the temperature that...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: success, natural vision improvement, bates method
natural vision improvement, bates method, chatgroups: Hello, 1:- I had myopia, c.-3.0 diopters in both eyes, based on tests I had in the Army 12 years ago.I don t know what my diopter-rating is now(-2.0?), as I am not too technical a person, but my vision is a lot less blurred and I can now see most street...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: sudden diplopia, 6th nerve palsy, neuro opthamologist
6th nerve palsy, neuro opthamologist, head scratcher: Sinusitis would only cause diplopia if the infection broke through the bony wall of the sinus into the orbit. This is usually rather obvious. Usually an MRI of the orbit and brain will reveal any tumor, multiple sclerosis or stroke causing diplopia. The...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: sudden puffy sore eye....., swollen eyelid, sore eye
swollen eyelid, sore eye, possiblity: The most common cause of a painful swollen eyelid is a sty or an infection. That, however, would not normally go away by itself in a few hours. Allergies typically involve both eyes unless you got something in one eye only that provoked an allregic reaction....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: supplements for vision, marc grossman, zeaxanthin
marc grossman, zeaxanthin, natural supplement: The Xeaxanthin we carry is a natural supplement. Zeaxanthin is a carotinoid occurring naturally in a number of vegetables, but we have no experience or research in terms of giving it as a supplement to children. I would suggest you ask your grandson s doctor...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: surgery, cornea transplant, silicone oil
cornea transplant, silicone oil, fine shape: That is an extremely difficult question to answer in light of all the problems and procedures you have had with that eye. If the retina is attached and the macula is, as the doctor says, in fine shape, you should see considerably better than you do now,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: swelling under eye and foreign body sensation, body sensation, swelling under eye
body sensation, swelling under eye, upper lid: Dear Hassan, It becomes difficult to comment on the condition without seeing you or examining the eye. However, you may send me a picture on shroffaa@yahoo.com The symptoms sound like a recurrent stye, which often happens due to eye strain like studying....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: swirling sparkles, ophthalmic migraine, silver spots
ophthalmic migraine, silver spots, headace: Dear Marc, Does this happen when you have exerted yourself. Typically seen in weekednd sportsmen or someone who suddenly exert after a break- eg gym or do some exertion. This is called ophthalmic migraine. Headace may or may not happen. This is because...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: swollen, itchy, hurting eyes, eye infection, eye doctor
eye infection, eye doctor, left eye: Hi Melinda, I am not sure if you are sleeping in your contacts or if you take them out before going to sleep. If you sleep in them, then be sure that they are the new silicone lenses that are made by CIBA called Night & Day. If you take them out every...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: swollen lower eyelids, sinus drainage, dry weather
sinus drainage, dry weather, allergist: So what treatment have you received so far and has it helped at all? What country do you live in? If it is your eyelids and NOT the tissue below your lids, I m surprised that you haven t gotten better care from the ophthalmologists. I haven t had much experience...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: swollen lower lid, warm compresses, exact diagnosis
warm compresses, exact diagnosis, allergy tests: I am not really able to answer your question without actually examining you. There a number of possible causes for your problem and the treatment would depend on the exact diagnosis. Blepharoplasty is not usually a treatment for blepharitis. If you have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Tearing eyes., eye lids, drainage system
eye lids, drainage system, optomitrist: Tearing can be due to an imbalance between the tear production &/or the tear drainage system. Your tearing could be related to a problem in the drainage system beyond the eyelid. You could consider an evaluation by an Oculoplastic specialist to determine...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Temporary crossed eye, line diagnosis, dr werner
line diagnosis, dr werner, crossed eye: It is a somewhat unusual symptom and there are several possible causes. If it only lasted less than a minute and if it does not recur, it is probably nothing. If it recurs or lasts longer, she should be evaluated by a neurologist or neuro-ophthalmologist....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Temproary Distorted Vision, low glycemic index, glycemic index diet
low glycemic index, glycemic index diet, low glycemic index diet: I am not really able to answer questions of the what is wrong with me variety. I can give you detailed information about specific eye diseases, treatments or operations. In order to answer your question, I would need to examine you. If you get a specific...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Titles, md degree, shroff
md degree, shroff, ophth: Dear Marina, This differs from country to country. I would recomend you ask this query to a doctor from the counrty of your origin. Here in India, the ophthalmologists in fact have MS (Master of Surgery)not MD (Degree of Medicine). They have to go thru...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Tobradex and contact lenses, broken blood vessels, gas permeable lenses
broken blood vessels, gas permeable lenses, gas permeable contact lenses: In general, medical problems of the eye such as injuries are better treated by an ophthalmologist than an optometrist. If you eye looks and feels normal at this point, you can probably stop the drops and carry on. Steroids act to reduce inflammation by interfering...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Topical Beta Blocker therapy for Glaucoma, aqueous humor, eye pressure
aqueous humor, eye pressure, beta blockers: Beta blockers work by inhibiting the production of the aqueous humor in the eye. It is the production of the aqueous that generates the eye pressure. Aqueous production normally drops very low during sleep, so there is nothing to inhibit at night. Elliot...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Toric Lens, degree increments, acuvue advance
degree increments, acuvue advance, wrong prescription: Hi Candy, The axis is not only a function of your glasses prescription, but also how the lens fits on your eye. The axis in your glasses Rx may only change slightly, but it may be enough to alter the contact Rx. Most contact lens torics only come in ten...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Toric Lens, oval shape, spherical lenses
oval shape, spherical lenses, soft lenses: Hi Jeffery, If by standard contact lens you are refering to spherical soft contacts the differences are both in the design and the prescription. Spherical lenses are round both in shape and in the central portion of the contact that carries the prescription....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Toric vs rigid gas permeable, bausch lomb purevision, acuvue advance
bausch lomb purevision, acuvue advance, oxygen flow: Hi Priscilla, I am confused a bit by your question. You mention you are considering toric soft, yet make reference to the fact your eyes are less red when you wear them? I will just answer as if your Doctor has already fit you with a pair. First, the oxygen...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: TRABECULOPLASTY, glaucoma surgery, galucoma
glaucoma surgery, galucoma, weep holes: Dear Fred, The allergic redness or infection are superficial on the part of the eye which anatomically has no correlation where the Galucoma procedures have been done. I would suggest you to take your treating doctors opinion for this symptom as you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Trabeculectomy and cataract surgery, intraocular lens implant, implant lens
intraocular lens implant, implant lens, cataract surgery: Sometimes the inflammation following trabeculectomy surgery will cause the iris to adhere to an intraocular lens implant. Sometimes the adhesion will break spontaneously, sometimes it remains. In either case it rarely affects the vision. Elliot Werner,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Trabeculectomy, cataract surgery, prescription eye
cataract surgery, prescription eye, laser treatment: I m not sure exactly which technique your doctor used, but usually removing a suture from the flap will cause the pressure to go down not up. I have done and continue to do many combined cataract-trabeculectomy procedures with generally good results, about...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Translate my prescription, wearing contact lenses, enforcement position
wearing contact lenses, enforcement position, uncorrected vision: Yes it does! By how much depends on how good of a guesser you are when they show you the eye chart. Myopia holds pretty true up until about the -3.00 area. Based on the numbers, 20/50 is around -1.00, 20/100 around -2.00. However, after about -2.50 or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Trauma induced Glaucoma, calcium channel blocker, aortic dissection
calcium channel blocker, aortic dissection, optic nerve: The IOP fluctuates even in normal people. A fluctuation of 8 or 10 points in glaucoma and glaucoma suspect patients is not unusual. In general, developing a traumatic glaucoma requires a direct blow to the eye. Whether or not you should start treatment...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Trauma, cataract operation, optic nerves
cataract operation, optic nerves, cataract surgery: Hello Mada, Yes, an intraocular lens can still be done but it is more serious. I am sure that his eye surgeon will explain the benefits and possible problems. If the optic nerve is affected, then a cataract surgery with a PCIOL will not help his...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Treatment for accidental Ratina & Opt. nerve damage, optic nerve damage, hypo thyroidism
optic nerve damage, hypo thyroidism, optical nerves: Dear Ragbhir, I am sorry to hear the unfortunate sequence of events. However, till date there has not been any mthodology or technology to recover vision loss from optic nerve damage and also on scarred retinas. Although there is extensive research...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Trouble watching TV in the dark, eye lids, beams of light
eye lids, beams of light, room lighting: Dear Jim, Since your eye examination was normal, I would not worry. Some spread of light does take place if the contrasts of TV and room lighting are wide. Hence, always watch TV in a well lit room at a distance of 8-10 feet. These are important specifics...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: "TV snow" in vision, tv snow, educated guess
tv snow, educated guess, visual disturbances: Hi Helena, Amy time there are visual disturbances similar to yours, my only recommendation is a complete eye exam ASAP. It may be related to your blood sugar, but that is only a educated guess. Blood pressure (high or low) may also be a factor. Please...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Twitch under my eye, eye lashes, questioners
eye lashes, questioners, ophthalmologist: Please see my instructions to questioners. I cannot diagnose over the internet. I would advise you to see an ophthalmologist. If you get a sepcific diagnosis let me know and I can give you more detailed information about your particular condition. Elliot...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: tanning bed, protective glasses, tanning session
protective glasses, tanning session, eye exam: Your eyes may have been exposed to strong ultraviolet light during your tanning session. Ultraviolet light can adversely affect the cornea, the lens and the retina. If your symptoms persist, it would be better to undertake a detail eye exam from a qualified...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My teary left Eye!, lacrimal drainage system, navy doctors
lacrimal drainage system, navy doctors, ophthalmic surgeon: It is possible that you may have a chronic infection of the lacrimal drainage system in the right eye - a condition called chronic dacyocystitis . This can be associated with infective conjunctivitis causing your eyelids to stick together due to the discharge....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: temporary focus problem with screens, good eyesight, perfect eyesight
good eyesight, perfect eyesight, eye muscles: Hello, There is obviously something happening with your focusing (muscles in the eye). It would have nothing to do with the other health issues. Trouble focusing on the computer is normal. The cloth must help rest your eye muscles in some way and then...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: What was that test?, depth perception test, room lighting
depth perception test, room lighting, best guess: Hi A, It seems the test you were given was some sort of modified depth perception test. It is the only test I know of where you need to identify raised dots. WHy it was done in a dimly lit room seems odd. A standard Randot Depth Perception is usually...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I got a thorough eye exam..., eye glasses, eye exam
eye glasses, eye exam, koos: Hi Jeffrey, Yes, the new prescription makes more sense than the old one. The higher your prescription, the greater the difference between the glasses and contacts prescription. For nearsighted people, the contacts are weaker because they are closer to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: tiny part of a lightning bolt, exact diagnosis, lightning bolt
exact diagnosis, lightning bolt, anti oxidants: I am not able to answer your question without examining you or knowing your exact diagnosis. Perhaps you can ask your doctor to give you an exact diagnosis and let me know so I can give you some information about your particular condition. Elliot Werner,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: tips, bates method, bad eyesight
bates method, bad eyesight, conventional theory: Looking at a computer is usually more stressful on the eyes than watching TV. I d suggest doing a few Bates Method eye-relxation techniques, every so often to relieve stress on the eyes, while at the computer. Reading should be done in good light, as it...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: tired eyes, neuro opthamologist, light colors
neuro opthamologist, light colors, visual disturbance: The symptoms you describe do not suggest a specific diagnosis, and I could not speculate on what might be the diagnosis without actually examining your husband. If you do get a specific diagnosis, let me know and I can give you more detailed information about...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: toric contact lenses, toric contact lenses, toric contacts
toric contact lenses, toric contacts, diopters: Hi Peggy, I have not used Sunsoft lenses in quite awhile. Sunsoft was originally marketed to hit people with unusual amounts of astigmatism. Over the last few years, most of the bigger companies (Johnson & Johnson/Acuvue, B&L, Ciba, Cooper) have expanded...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: toxoplazmoza, toxoplasma infection, shroff
toxoplasma infection, shroff, ophth: Dear Catalin, Most adults do not know they have caught an infection and most adults do not develop any problems from a toxoplasma infection and do not get toxoplasmosis of the eye. In fact most adults in the UK, if tested, have had a toxoplasma infection...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: translate from one system to another., astigmatism correction, astigmatism
astigmatism correction, astigmatism, sphere: The only difference is whether the astigmatism correction or the cylindric portion of the lens power is expressed as minus or plus. To convert a plus cylinder to minus cylinder, change the sign of the cylinder from plus to minus, change the axis of the cylinder...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: translucent curtain seen in the visual field, retinal examination, safer side
retinal examination, safer side, image move: Dear Madison, This could be just a floater which is due to vitreous fibres, this is normal and yes, it is seen more in those with high myopia. Dont worry but if a retinal examination has not been done recently just have one done to be on the safer side....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: A 'turn' in one eye, eye examination, squint
eye examination, squint, eye doctor: A turn in the eye can be medically described as a Squint . These can be either hereditary or non-hereditary in variety. In order to determine whether you have a squint or not, you need to undertake a thorough eye examination by a qualified ophthalmologist...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: tv, excess exposure, crt tube
excess exposure, crt tube, prolonged periods: The CRT tube of a TV emits light and radiation when it is switched on. Excess exposure to bright light continuously - if it is the only source of light in the room can produce eyestrain and fatigue. Similarly, exposure to the low levels of CRT radiation over...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: tv, eyestrain, koos
eyestrain, koos, tv screen: Hi Jeff, Sitting too close to the TV can cause your eyes to get tired and give you eyestrain or headaches. The general rule is that you should sit at a distance of 6 times the size of your TV screen for the most comfort. Sincerely,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: tv, making love, werner
making love, werner, television: It is not bad for your eyes to sit in front of the TV. It is only bad because it takes up so much time that could be spent in more productive ways such as exercising, reading, doing something creative, making love etc. It won t hurt your eyes to watch TV....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: tv related, shroff, eye doctor
shroff, eye doctor, dim light: Dear Rachael, This is normal for everyone, since the retina of the eye works like a camera and keeps the image for a few seconds. However, in your best interest, do not view TV in dim light and if any further symptoms develop, please visit an eye doctor...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: tv, bates method, watt bulbs
bates method, watt bulbs, far objects: Hello, Looking at the television means staring at one very small area for a long time, often without blinking. This results in stress on the eyes, which the Bates Method states will lead to even worse vision on your part. Even worse, most people prefer to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Unable to get a glass prescription correction after Cataract Surgery, retina specialist, detached retina
retina specialist, detached retina, cataract surgery: My guess would be that you are having distorted vision called metamorphopsia due to damage to your retina from having had a retinal detachment and lamellar hole. this is almost impossible to get rid of, but I would suggest you see a retina specialist. Elliot...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Understanding perscription numbers, computer glasses, progressive addition
computer glasses, progressive addition, intermediate area: Hi Craig, The way #3 works is that the +0.50 with the cyl is your distance prescription. The intermediate area of the trifocal is set by the manufacturer at about 50% of the add so should be an added +1.00 on top of the +0.50. The reading section does...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Unequal Pupils, unequal pupils, migraine attack
unequal pupils, migraine attack, proper diagnosis: There are a number of possible causes for unequal pupils. Mostly they are of no consequence, but occasionally they can indicate a more serious problem. I would suggest you see an ophthalmologist, a medical eye specialist who is in the best position to make...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Unknown spot, conjunctival hemorrhage, google
conjunctival hemorrhage, google, frequent causes: Hi Tina, Without seeing you, there are many things this spot could be. The most common would be pigment, like a freckle or birthmark or a small area of blood called a conjunctival hemorrhage (you can copy and past this term into google.com and do an...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Unresponsive Pupil, opthalmologist, systemic disorder
opthalmologist, systemic disorder, emotional status: If your vision is normal and your physical exam is also normal, then you need not worry. There are many possible causes for an unresponsive pupil from major neurological disorder, side effects of medications, age, emotional status, and even incorrect technique...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Unresponsive pupils, exact nature, ophthalmologist
exact nature, ophthalmologist, hearing loss: I cannot think of a specific condition that would relate deafness, unusual head posture and unreactive pupils. The most common cause of unreactive pupils now is the effect of medication or drugs, but there are many other possible causes. I would suggest...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Using glasses with different prescriptions, block uv, reading glasses
block uv, reading glasses, eyestrain: Hi, Computer users often need one pair of reading glasses for the computer terminal. I always have my patients measure the distance to the screen with a tape measure so I can set their glasses for the exact working distance. So In answer to your first question,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: understanding my prescription, distance vision, google
distance vision, google, astigmatism: Hi Bill, To figure the drug store power, you add the -.50 to the +2.00 . The result is a +1.50 . The +1.50 from the drug store may work fine if you do a limited amount of reading. If you do hours of reading and computer work, however, a high quality...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: undiagnosed eye disease, visual field test, visual manifestations
visual field test, visual manifestations, visual field tests: A scotoma is a defect in the visual field. It is found on some kind of visual field test such as an Amsler grid or an automated perimeter. A scotoma is not seen by examining the fundus. The CAUSE of the scotoma may be seen as an abnormality in the retina...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: unequal eyes, thyroid problem, thyroid tests
thyroid problem, thyroid tests, thyroid problems: Thyroid disease produces characteristic changes in the eye muscles and other tissues in the orbit that are usually apparent on an MRI. If the thyroid is treated the eye findings sometimes get better and sometimes they don t. If they don t there are surgical...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: unequal pupil dilation, pupil dilation, tingling arms
pupil dilation, tingling arms, optic nerve: Hi Leigh, It sounds like it may be nothing; and your symptoms are quite common. But if you have some concerns about your OD s diagnosis, I suggest getting a referal from your MD. Get yourself a second opinion if for nothing else than your own peace of mind....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: uneven pupil dilation, uneven pupil dilation, enlarged pupil
uneven pupil dilation, enlarged pupil, optic neuritis: That is impossible to say without examining you. It could be due to a problem with the iris itself, the nerves that supply the iris or the part of the brain that controls the functions of the iris. I think you need to see a doctor who is qualified to evaluate...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: uneven pupils and a spot on my eye, uneven pupils, eye doctors
uneven pupils, eye doctors, questioners: Please see my instructions to questioners. I cannot diagnose over the internet. If you know your diagnosis, I can give you information about your condition. Going to chain stores or the mall is fine if you want shoes or clothing, but not a good idea when...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Is unprescribed reading glasses safe?, fashion glasses, reading glasses
fashion glasses, reading glasses, eye diseases: Store bought standard reading glasses will do you no harm. I wear them myself. If you are reaching an age where you need reading glasses, however, you should see an ophthalmologist for a general eye exam to be sure you are not developing any eye diseases....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: upper eye lid twitch, eye lid twitch, botox injection
eye lid twitch, botox injection, botox injections: Bonnie, I ll share with you the same info I give my own patients with lid twitch. It is most often caused by environmental factors such as too much caffeine or nicotine, excess stress and not enough sleep. Also some type of nerve damage could cause it...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: uveitis?, chest x ray, joint pains
chest x ray, joint pains, eye disorder: Dear Sheela, You will have to see an eye specialist for the prescription. My previous reply was a guidance to what you should probably do. It is best to follow up with a doctor who can examine your eyes regularly. Steroids have effect on the body with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Veins in sclera, red veins, vericose vein
red veins, vericose vein, occupational hazard: Dear Rob, Of course I am answering with limitations since have not examined your eyes.. But this is called neovascularization when new vessels form in the white of the eye (sclera) as you rightly called it. The reasons are many:- 1. Allergies which...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vermont's current policy with regards to providing coverage for persons over 21 for glasses., eye care specialists, state of vermont
eye care specialists, state of vermont, 8th amendment: I am not really aware of the rules in the various states generally. Here in Pennsylvania I believe Medical Assistance patients can get glasses every 2 years. Of course, what you describe is a political and legal problem. You might contact your state legislator...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vertical axis misalignment ??, snooker players, google search
snooker players, google search, vertical axis: I have never heard the term vertical axis misalignment, but I am not an expert in the field of strabismus and eye movements. If your wife has amblyopia, she may not have stereopsis (3-D vision) and this could be the cause of her problem. A Google search...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Viral Conjunctivitis?, viral conjunctivitis, cementoma
viral conjunctivitis, cementoma, tobradex: The Tobradex may give you some symptomatic relief, so as long as you are checked to make sure there are no side effects, it will probably do you no harm. Most viral conjunctivitis takes anywhere from a week to a month to clear up, so you will need to be patient....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Viral Conjunctivitus, external eye disease, chronic conjunctivitis
external eye disease, chronic conjunctivitis, exact diagnosis: The first thing that needs to be done is to establish an exact diagnosis. This requires some interest and effort on the part of the ophthalmologist. Without knowing the cause, the treatment and answers to your other questions cannot be determined. I would...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Viral Disease in eyes unknown to Doctors, carlsons fish oil, flare ups
carlsons fish oil, flare ups, retina specialist: Velynda, You can try adding the natural anti-inflammatories as follows: 1) Serrazyme - 600 mg per day 2) Carlsons Fish Oil - 1-2 tablespoons per day 3) MSM capsules - 1500 mg per day 4) Vitamin C - 2,000 mg per day You can read up more on the above...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Viral pink eye, ocular inflammation, vigamox
ocular inflammation, vigamox, laboratory cultures: A conjunctivitis that persists for over a month and does not respond to an antibiotic such as Vigamox needs a thorough evaluation to uncover the cause. It is possible that the marijuana may be causing your ocular inflammation. The best way to find out is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My Vision, shroff, car lights
shroff, car lights, ophth: Dear Greg, Depending on your age, it could be something as simple as a change in refraction or the need of spectacles, to even the start of a cataract. IIt is best that you seek an opinion from an ophthalmologist. Hope this helps, Dr Anand Shroff, MS...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision Changes, high blood sugar, sudden increases
high blood sugar, sudden increases, vision changes: Hi Fred, Going from no prescription to -2.75 in 2 years while not uncommon is a little unusual. Working on a computer or doing a lot of near work will not cause that type of change. It may be nothing, but I would look into getting your blood sugar checked....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision Conversion Scale, visual acuity, conversion scale
visual acuity, conversion scale, eye chart: Kira, After about a -4.00 vision is VERY dependant on the person reading the eye chart. For SURE your vision is WORSE than 20/400....how much worse..no idea without measuring it. I would expect your eye doctor would let you know if you met either of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision Correction, delicate surgery, eye image
delicate surgery, eye image, left eye: An interesting idea to address your problem. If the problem is reduction of image size in the right eye relative to the left eye, you could wear a contact lens and then glasses over the contact lens to create a magnification effect. This would take some trial...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision change after Lasik, dim lighting, numbers change
dim lighting, numbers change, distance vision: Dear Deborah, Although LASIK is a permanent treatment, there are various reasons if numbers change in some people:- 1. Your numbers were not stable when you did LASIK. 2. If you are a very strong and long user of computers, then there is usually a small...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision detail, nutritional suggestions, dr hope
nutritional suggestions, dr hope, distant vision: Hi Chris, Your symptoms seem to be normal. My first advice is to always get an up to date eye exam from your Optometrist. Yes, some of the things you are experiencing are normal . I have found over the last 20 years when people around the age of 40-45...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision eyes, visual outcomes, vision eyes
visual outcomes, vision eyes, retinal problems: Dear Mervyn, The floaters are annoying but harmless. These tend to increase with age or with myopia. There is no treatment for the same. The only treatment would be replacing the vitreous in which these floaters exist. No doctor recommends it as it is a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision -> Fatigue, fatique, eye exam
fatique, eye exam, dr mike: The only way you will know is to get a complete eye exam. How do you know you do not need glasses or vision correction? has an Optometrist told you? If not, please get a complete eye exam. It is the only way to rule out the vision as a possible cause for...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision Issues Following Retinal Reattachment Surgery, posterior vitreous detachment, scholarly journal articles
posterior vitreous detachment, scholarly journal articles, retinal detachment: What you are describing is called metamorphopsia which means distorted images. It is very common after repair of a retinal detachment with the macula involved. It results from misalignment of the cells of the retina after the retina falls back into its normal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision, vision in the brain, mri of the brain
vision in the brain, mri of the brain, optic nerves: Unfortunately, in a premature child with advanced ROP, re-attachment of the retina is not the only criteria to develop vision. There are many reasons why vision may not improve or may improve only to a limited degree. This includes : 1. Abnormal retina...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Visual Confusion / Diplopia?, overhead transparencies, amblyopia
overhead transparencies, amblyopia, poor vision: You did not actually ask a question in your message. I m not sure what your exact diagnosis is and I m not sure if your doctors have an exact diagnosis or not. I would suggest seeing another specialist for a second opinion, preferably someone who specializes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Visual distortion source, astigmatism correction, old glasses
astigmatism correction, old glasses, visual distortion: Hi Jon, A new astigmatism correction can definitely take a week or so to adjust to. The usually side effect is distortion in the periphery. The amount of astigmatism you provided is very minor and should not take very long. As far as the lens material,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vitamin supplements, vitamin supplements, macular degeneration
vitamin supplements, macular degeneration, multivitamin: There is good evidence that lutein and zinc reduce the risk of macular degeneration, so it is true. It is not a bad idea to take a multivitamin containing lutein and zinc especially if you have any risk factors for macular degeneration. Elliot Werner, M.D...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vitrectomy recovery, posterior vitreous detachment, retinal holes
posterior vitreous detachment, retinal holes, detached retina: If you are getting pain and unable to work, you should probably not work. This is not always easy depending on your finances and your employer s sick leave policy. Generally, once the gas bubble has resorbed and the inflammation in the eye is subsiding,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vitreous FLoaters, vitreous floater, vitreous floaters
vitreous floater, vitreous floaters, exact diagnosis: Vitreous floaters can have a number of possible causes. The treatment, if any, would depend on the cause and nautre of the floater. I cannot speculate on your exact diagnosis without actually examining you. I would suggest you get back to your doctor and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: variable astigmatism axis, depending on head tilt?, laser eye surgery, object shapes
laser eye surgery, object shapes, head tilt: Dear Ken, This is bound to happen if you use glasses. The vision is much more better with lenses or you could consider LASIK or permanent laser eye surgery for the same. Read more about it on www.lasikindia.in Best Regards, Dr Anand Shroff,MS (OPHTH),...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: varilux lens, progressive lens, pregressive
progressive lens, pregressive, optical industry: Hi Carol, Varilux is one of the best lenses on the market. There are so many different types of pregressive, there is no way to discuss them all. Most Optical departments offer a good/better/best type situation with Varilux or another top brand being there...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: veins, floaters, blurred vision, vitreous fluid, dr appt
vitreous fluid, dr appt, blurriness: Floaters are due to opacities in the vitreous fluid that fills the eye. They are somewhat unusual in someone as young as you, unless you are very nearsighted. There are many possible causes for these opacities, some are serious, some are not. In order to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vertical heterophoria, vertical heterophoria, fountain hills az
vertical heterophoria, fountain hills az, vision specialists: Dear Jenny, I am glad that you had a pleasant experience with Dr Debby. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with any specialists in the area you refer to. A good choice would be to ask some friends or neigbours in the city. The Vision Specialists in Birmingham...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vertical heterophoria, capillary telangiectasia, vertical heterophoria
capillary telangiectasia, vertical heterophoria, head tilt: Dear Melinda, I can tell that this has been an annoying problem for you affecting your lifestyle. Vertical Heterophoria needs a specialist to diagnose this condition since it will involve ruling out certian possibilities after an eye examination in conjunction...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: viagra's affect on eyes, optic nerve, eye trouble
optic nerve, eye trouble, high blood pressure: The problems were in individuals with already-compromised blood supply to the optic nerve. In an otherwise healthy individual, the risk is very small ... but no one can say the risk is zero in any individual. Even with a medication as simple as Tylenol, there...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: viagra and eyes, hardening of the arteries, optic nerve
hardening of the arteries, optic nerve, eye trouble: There have been about a dozen isolated case reports of patients taking Viagra who have developed ischemic optic neuropathy (stroke of the optic nerve) resulting in loss of vision. However, use of Viagra is very common and ischemic optic neuropathy is also...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vibration of eye, eye muscles, lucky sign
eye muscles, lucky sign, shroff: Dear Jeff, This is a twitch reflex of the eye muscles of the upper or sometimes lower lid. There is no real reason that it happens due to, but some cultures say that this is a lucky sign! Its annoying but not sight threatening or pathological! Warm regards,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: viral infection, upper respiratory tract, oral antibiotics
upper respiratory tract, oral antibiotics, viral attack: Dear Lynne This sounds like a full fledged viral attack on the upper respiratory tract which must have also affected the ears. You may need systemic or oral antibiotics, as these are available only by prescription, I would suggest seeing a general physician....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: viral lesions, corneal ulcer, corneal shape
corneal ulcer, corneal shape, visual acuity: Dear Donna, It is more important to know if you achieve 20/20 after correction. If you do, then mostly it is not due to any pathology on the cornea which still exists eg. your ulcer. It could be the change in your corneal shape during /after the corneal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: visible progressive mark, progressive lens, progressive lenses
progressive lens, progressive lenses, smudge: Betty, Hard to answer your question without looking at the glasses. A good quality progressive lens has a couple of small numbers and symbols laser etched onto the lens. These are usually on the edge of lens horizontal from your eye. Very difficult to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: more than one vision, glare filters, retinal detachment
glare filters, retinal detachment, retinal examination: Dear Syed, Please check for any change in refraction [spectacle number]. A high difference in number in both eyes can lead to diplopia [double vision]. Rule out diabetes. Also get a complete eye including retinal examination done. There are certain ways...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision, brain problem, eye muscles
brain problem, eye muscles, disease brain: Hi, If you have visual field loss, meaning things are not simply blurry or out of focus, then it may be a health related issue such as low or high blood pressure, blood sugar, migraine type issues, or vascular problems. Again, not much I can help you with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision, presbyopia, bifocals
presbyopia, bifocals, laser surgery: Hi, If your distance is blurred or you have enough of a distance RX, laser may be an option. Once the distance is corrected, you still may need glasses to help with your reading and close tasks. If however, your condition is mainly presbyopia, or weakening...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision, progressive bifocals, blind hope
progressive bifocals, blind hope, 00d: Dear Barry, Do not worry. This is an age related change when you need to read near. This is called presbyopia. Your eyes are healthy as everyone else. The numbers increase upto max +3.00D steadily over years. You are NOT going blind. Hope this helps, ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision, head changes, dear mike
head changes, dear mike, shroff: Dear Mike, Vision can improve, but marginally, since you do not see with the eyes but the brain, and the signals to the brain as in its pathway gets more or less finalized during childhood. As the shape or anatomy of the head changes, the optics can...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision, left eye
left eye: Hi Marianne, The minus means you read most of the 20/300 row, but missed one letter. The plus means you read the entire 20/40 row and were able to read 3 letters off the line directly below it (usually 20/30). The plus/minus notations are usually for the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision decreasing, age related degeneration, dim vision
age related degeneration, dim vision, corrective lens: Dear Donna, Considering your age, you have done very well. If there is any bluriness or dim vision this could be due to several reasons which are age related in the eye such as in the lens- the start of an early cataract, or in the Macula- age related degeneration....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision exam (chart), legal blindness, eye doctors
legal blindness, eye doctors, snellen chart: Dear Mary, In testing vision, eye doctors employ a time-honored reference to measure visual acuity. The Snellen chart, with progressively smaller letters, has become almost universal. 20/20 means that the person being tested can see the same letters on...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision exam, eye charts, eye chart
eye charts, eye chart, exam question: I can t answer that without actually seeing the eye chart you were tested on. Different eye charts have different number or letters on the various lines. the vision corresponding to the line is usually printed on the chart next to the line. Elliot Werner,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision and glasses vs. contacts, lens prescriptions, eye doctors
lens prescriptions, eye doctors, clearer vision: Your glasses and contact lens prescriptions may not be equivalent. You might have some slight astigmatism that is not corrected by your glasses but is corrected by your contact lenses because the contact lenses sit on your cornea. Have your optometrist/ophthalmologist...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision prescription, distant vision, hypermetropia
distant vision, hypermetropia, vision test: Dear Sri, This shows that you have a small spherical number of +0.25 which is mild hypermetropia ( plus numbers for distant vision) with a small cylindrical error of -0.25 in an axis of 45 degrees in the Right eye (OD) Similarly +0.50 Spherical with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision problem, prism glasses, visual clarity
prism glasses, visual clarity, old glasses: Hi Lee, If you indeed have nystagmus, it will make focusing and visual clarity difficult. As far as the prism, it is something often prescribed to prevent eyestrain. If you put the prism glasses on and they make your eyes ache , I would schedule an appointment...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Why do my vision seem like TV snow in the dark?, tv snow, optical illusion
tv snow, optical illusion, shroff: Hi Rambo, This is normal. This is due to the electrical activity inside our eye and what we see is an image of the vitreous and retina, sometimes white spots against black, sometimes red hues too. It is normal. Hope this helps, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Why do my vision seem like TV snow in the dark?, tv snow, optical illusion
tv snow, optical illusion, eye doctor: I am sorry but I am not able to answer questions of the What is wrong with me? variety. I would suggest you see an eye doctor. If you are given a specific diagnosis let me know and I can give you information about your particular condition. Elliot Werner...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision therapy, bates method, eye exercises
bates method, eye exercises, aldous huxley: Hello, The Bates Method is basically a series of eye-exercises which help to relax the eyes, and promote better vision.It teaches that the key reason for short- or longsightedness is stress on the eyes. As a result it advocates reading in good light as much...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision therapy, perception problems, vision therapy
perception problems, vision therapy, muscle imbalances: Hi Sarah, I think vision therapy is a very good alternative treatment for many eye disorders. It can help children, or adults, with eye muscle imbalances, focusing problems, and some vision perception problems. The main reason it is not accepted more...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision after wearing reading glasses, cheap readers, reading glasses
cheap readers, reading glasses, presbyopia: Hi, If you have not had a complete eye exam in a year, that is your first step. Buying cheap readers over the counter is fine if your Dr. ok d them. You did not mention your age, but if you are over 35-40, the eyes will continue to weaking over time in...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Will my vision get worse anyway?, bad eyesight, refractive error
bad eyesight, refractive error, number 0: Wearing of glasses or contact lenses will help your right eye to see normally . Generally, wearing refractive correction does not prevent any changes in the refractive error. It prevents the strain that the eye muscles and the visual system may be subjected...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision worsening, visual acuity, optic nerve
visual acuity, optic nerve, intraocular pressure: I cannot really answer your question without knowing more about your daughter. Can you get me the following information: How old was she when her nearsightedness developed? How rapidly has it been progressing? What is her visual acuity? What is her intraocular...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision, retina detachment, retinal detachments
retina detachment, retinal detachments, eye muscles: Hi Deb, The distorions you are seeing might be from the retinal detachments that you had. Sometimes the retina stays wrinkled after the surgery so it distorts your image. The double vision is probably from your eye muscles not being in balance causing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: after visit from the doc., fourth nerve palsy, eye muscles
fourth nerve palsy, eye muscles, ur soo: Dear Irene, Honestly, just relax and forget about your eye. Its close to the New Year, so I want you to just focus on other activities and not on the problem, coz it just gets more difficult to overcome. You have nothing wrong with your eyes, it may also...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: visual disturbances - pulsation, pituitary adenoma, ct angiography
pituitary adenoma, ct angiography, eye md: One does not perceive one s own SVP no matter how large they are. Glaucoma as far as I know does not cause the symptom you are describing. Assuming that your eye examination and visual field are normal, and assuming you do not have any type of fistula from...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: visual disturbances, port wine stain, port wine stain birthmark
port wine stain, port wine stain birthmark, symptoms of glaucoma: Mel, What you are describing does not sound like glaucoma. The condition you are referring to is known as Sturge-Weber syndrome. You can look up reference material on the condition. I d think you would have been diagnosed with it a LONG time ago if you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vitrectomy, frequent intervals, cd disc
frequent intervals, cd disc, what this means: I would not be able to speculate on the cause of your problem without examining you. I suggest you ask your retina surgeon. Elliot Werner, M.D. Your question was, Any idea what this means? My answer is , no I don t have any idea and I cannot even speculate...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: floaters, retinal haemorrhage, retinal tears
retinal haemorrhage, retinal tears, rare diseases: Unless one is certain that they are ordinary floaters or haemorrhages, it would be guesswork to determine when they will go away. Besides, the amount of floaters/haemorrhages will also determine how quickly they will resolve - this can only be evaluated clinically...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Want to know about spots in my vision, vitreous floaters, air bubble
vitreous floaters, air bubble, blood vessels: Hello Dana, You may have vitreous floaters which are usually normal. I would not worry. However, they can lead to serious complications. I would strongly advise getting your eyes examined by a qualified professional. Hope this helps, Dr. Wojcia...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Warped RGP lens, boston lens, long periods of time
boston lens, long periods of time, base curve: Hi Murphy, Gas Perm lenses are usually made out of silicone and other plastics. Over time, the lenses loose their shape...we also call this warpage or say the lenses are warped . The base curve (or back curve) of the lenses is often measured to 1/100...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Weird Symptoms, neuro opthamologist, optic nerves
neuro opthamologist, optic nerves, circular shadow: It would be impossible to clearly define the cause of your symptoms without a clinical examination. However, based upon your history and symptoms, I can make the following comments : 1) The flashes of light could be due to the tugging or rubbing of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Welbutrin, dear anne, refractive error
dear anne, refractive error, driving at night: Dear Anne, Welbutrin does have bluriness of vision as one of its side effects. However, it would be only after an eye examination that one could be more specific about your symptom. Even a small refractive error could give rise to similar symptoms. This could...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: White spot of edge of iris, dry climates, eye iris
dry climates, eye iris, best guess: Hi Paul, It is impossilbe for me to say without seeing you in person. However, I can say raised areas, called pinqueculum, are quite common on the eye. They are usually located at 3 & 9 O clock on the eye where the white part of the eye meets the cornea....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Whitish film on RGP lenses, rgp lenses, permeable materials
rgp lenses, permeable materials, surface defects: Hi Matt, Certain gas permeable materials have trouble wetting (ie holding moisture on the surface) and staying clean. Usually the surface area of the lens that is exposed (not under the eyelid) that may dry out. If you have cleaned the lens very well,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Woke up four weeks age and my right eye turned inward, lateral rectus muscle, baby aspirin
lateral rectus muscle, baby aspirin, blood pressure medicine: Yes, I have seen it and it is actually a fairly common condition. It is usually due to a weakness of the muscle that moves the eye outward, called the lateral rectus muscle. The tests you had were quite appropriate to make sure you didn t have a tumor or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Worried about eyes, retinal detatchment, vitreous detachment
retinal detatchment, vitreous detachment, vitreous degeneration: Dear Steven, I am glad that you are taking good care of your eyes and visiting your retinal surgeon for the floaters. The floaters happen to be seen in many patients who have myopia such as you. This is not a pathological condition which needs any treatment....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Wrinkle Sclera, antibiotic eye drops, location signs
antibiotic eye drops, location signs, saran wrap: Dear Arlken, Since I have not had the opportunity to examine your eyes, I am answering your query from experience. The conjunctiva is an exposed mucous membrane covering the globe (scleral part) and the inner surface of the eyelid. Part portion of the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Wrong Glasses Prescription, variable results, optometrist
variable results, optometrist, optician: Yes, contact lenses may have a profound affect on the glasses RX. I never have patients leave out the lenses, but if I suspect the eye is irritated from the contacts, I will have the patient return in a week, without the cls when the eye is more healed ....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Wrong PD, eye muscles, optical center
eye muscles, optical center, left eye: There is no health problem with wearing the glasses. If you are comfortable wearing them , then they are probably OK. The problem with an incorrect PD is that is places strain on the eye muscles to compensate for the fact that the center of the lenses does...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Wrong prescription for contacts, wrong prescription, eye infections
wrong prescription, eye infections, new doctor: Hi Debbi, Based on my experience, prescriptions often change from one year to the next (both up and down). It happens all the time. The only person who can answer your question specifically is the last Dr your daughter saw. Hope this helps, Dr. Wojcia...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: washing eyes, dear al, al brown
dear al, al brown, eye drop: Dear Al, It is not a good idea to wash your eyes as a routine since this will eventually end up with you having dryness of eyes as you are actually washing away your tears which form a lubricating coating over your eyes. Hence, if the idea is to feel fresh,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: watching tv or computer in darkness, diffuse illumination, room tv
diffuse illumination, room tv, source of light: It is probably not a good idea to have the TV or PC as the only source of light in any room. You may watch the TV or PC with other external lights which have a general diffuse illumination to the entire room. TV viewing should approximately be at a distance...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: is watching tv in darkness harmful?, eye balls, natural lighting
eye balls, natural lighting, shroff: Dear Steve, yes, watching TV in dim light can lead to eye strain. Also, the position of watching TV is important, do not lie down while doing so. There should be some light in the room, preferably that which mimicks natural lighting in the day, like...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: water below lid of my eye, bad posture, health causes
bad posture, health causes, running nose: Dear Alvin, I did not follow the Q clearly. Is it excess watering of the eyes, for which I suggest you rule out any allergies either eye or even respiratory since both can lead to watering. If there is puffiness under the eyes as water retention, it could...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: watering eye, watering eye, abnormal position
watering eye, abnormal position, tear duct: Bell s Palsy would not cause a blocked tear duct, but it is a common cause of tearing. Even though the palsy seems to go away, it often does not go away completely and there is still some residual weakness of the muscles in the eyelid. This causes an abnormal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: watering of eyes, recurrent corneal erosion, hot oil
recurrent corneal erosion, hot oil, ophthalmologist: Yes it is of concern. After the type of injury you describe it is possible to develop a condition called recurrent corneal erosion. Blisters form on the surface of the cornea and if they break they produce the symptoms you are describing. Of course, I cannot...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: weak retina, cataract operation, cataract surgery
cataract operation, cataract surgery, eye surgeon: Dear Rashmi, The following possibilities could be looked into: 1. There could be change in her spectacle number. The eye takes a while to settle after cataract surgery and hence she may need to check if her vision improves after changing her glasses 2....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: when to wear glasses, eye exam, andi
eye exam, andi, contact lenses: Hi Stephanie, I am not sure what you are asking because there is no question. If you are asking whether or not you should wear your glasses, the Dr who did the exam should have given you that information on the completion of the exam. I wold follow their...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Will I have to wear glasses over my contacts?, contact lens clinic, type lenses
contact lens clinic, type lenses, soft lenses: Dear Jennifer, I am sure that a good contact lens clinic will be able to supply you with your numbers. They might not be able to correct the astigmatism if any completely, but what prescription you have sent me should be available. Please look up a good...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: when to wear glasses, far distances, inch computer
far distances, inch computer, proper nutrition: Hi Tim, While I might have answered most patients don t wear, some do. Wearing your RX full time should not make your eyes worse, but only the Dr who did the exam can tell you for sure. I would simply try removing your Rx occasionally when you are sitting...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I wear Soflens66 Toric and..., lens case, wetness
lens case, wetness, toric: Hi, There are drops you can insert into the high it increase wetness in the eye and decrease the dryness. You have to remember the air quality inside a plane my be dry and I know inside commecial airliners the air quality is very bad. If you have never...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Can not wearing glasses that are prescribed make your vision worse? Asking for my 13 year old son who HATES his glasses...., behavioral optometrist, anger depression
behavioral optometrist, anger depression, marc grossman: Hi, This is a mild-moderate distance prescription. He should not wear the glasses when reading, and can just wear them for distance when he feels he is straining his eyes (but check this with his eye doctor since I have not examined him). To drive...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Can not wearing prescribed glasses make your vision worse? My son HATES his glasses, not sure how badly he needs them..., anger depression, visual acuity
anger depression, visual acuity, proper focus: The values that you have described in the glass prescription relate to the amount of spherical and cylindrical correction required to correct your son s myopia. They do not describe the visual acuity which is likely to be 20/20 with the glasses. This means...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: weird eye glasses "shearing" vision, aspherical lense, spherical aberrations
aspherical lense, spherical aberrations, base curve: Hi Charles, Very tough to give you a specific answer. But the most common culprit in peripheral distortion is a badly fit frame or the plastic used in the glasses. Polycarbonate material (Lenscrafters call it featherweight ) in notorious for causing spherical...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Will welding effect my vision, fatal consequences, reading glasses
fatal consequences, reading glasses, professional input: Hello, As long as you are protected from the harmful UV light while welding, that is wearing protective eyeware, you should be fine. The biggest risk is expsure to the UV. That is about all I can tell you at this point. You have seen several experts who...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: whats wrong with my eyes, car headlights, indoor lighting
car headlights, indoor lighting, time problem: Dear Jason, Two things we d look at imediately: 1. You could need a small power if it s a full-time problem 2. If you are a computer user, I d recommend using lubricating eye drops in both eyes before every session on the computer. Your halo could be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: white bump, inflammatory eye disease, exact diagnosis
inflammatory eye disease, exact diagnosis, ophthalmologist: Your first question I have no explanation for. Your second question sounds like some sort of inflammatory eye disease. I could not be more specific without actually examining you. I would suggest you see an ophthalmologist. If you are given an exact diagnosis,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: The white of my eye., acute condition, something in my eye
acute condition, something in my eye, eye surgeon: Dear Denise, It is difficult to tell what it could be since it is an acute condition, could be an allergic reaction or the start of an infection. It is best to visit the eye surgeon as its safer to do that than take chances with eyes. You can let me...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: white veil and burning sensation, burning sensation, dr werner
burning sensation, dr werner, washing my hands: It is impossible for me to diagnose your condition without actually examining you. I would suggest you see an ophthalmologist. If you get a specific diagnosis, let me know and I can give you more detailed information about your condition. Elliot Werner,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: wierd eye problem, optic neuritis, ent problems
optic neuritis, ent problems, optic nerve: Dear Jet, If the eye doctor is satsfied that the pain is not due to any eye problem, you may need to seek a physicains opinion to rule out neurological or ENT problems. The pain may arise in the eye with impaired peripheral vision if there is increase...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: work place, dear jessie, operation theatres
dear jessie, operation theatres, opthalmologist: Dear Jessie, LASIK and its effect on the cornea has been tested for over 50 years. My personal experience is over just one decade and have faced no problems which would significantly shut down the use of this method. Hope this helps, Dr Anan...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Is working on a laptop in a moving car, computer vision syndrome, excess strain
computer vision syndrome, excess strain, moving car: Dear Tim, Working on the laptop basically with wrong positioning, be it in a moving car, or on your desk can give rise to computer related trouble like computer vision syndrome or dry eyes. There is a lot to understand and learn about this and there are simple...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: How much worse will my vision get?, computer vision syndrome, air force academy
computer vision syndrome, air force academy, states air force academy: Hi Mike, I can understand your concern. The only reasons why your distant vision can change is:- 1.You are still growing in height (may happen even if you are 21, but usually stops at 18 years). 2. You are a very strong, long hour user of computers ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 'wrinkle' in cornea, eye examination, shroff
eye examination, shroff, eye doctor: Dear Lauri, Yes, please discontinue the contacts till you have shown this to e eye doctor or at least your optometrist. The loose layer could be an epithelium, however this is usually painful, so am unsure if it is even this. Sorry, but you need an...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: wrong contacts prescription, constant headaches, work documents
constant headaches, work documents, rxs: Elizabeth, I am unable to offer much because I can t see the old exam notes. You mention toric contact lenses, however, none of the numbers you present show astigmatism or toric correction. A toric prescription would read something like -4.25-1.00*180....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: wrong lens//////effects?, lens problems, theory explanation
lens problems, theory explanation, lens effects: DearMoe, I am glad that you are seeing a specialist. This could be something not related to a contact lens problems and only an eye examination would determine otherwise. Let me know your progress, Best Regards, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH), FICS www.shroffeye.or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ..., eye exam, eye health
eye exam, eye health, good hope: Hi Samantha, If your only exam was reading a chart by your family physician, I would not consider it a thorough eye exam. It sounds from your symptoms you may need correction either through glasses or contacts. But anytime there is visual trouble, eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: What Was Going On?, circles of light, axert
circles of light, axert, back of my neck: Dear Amanda, What you experienced was probably a one off thing so do not get worried. the vision is not always only related to the eye. An empty stomach, dehydration and out in the sun could have caused you to feel the way you did. The muscles of the neck...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: what should i do, simple eye, eye examination
simple eye, eye examination, eye exam: Hi Leanne, First of all, it sounds like you need a thorough eye examination from an Optometrist. If you have not had an examination in a year, I would start there. Certain areas of the vision, mainly focusing, do become weakere with time. A simple eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: yellow fluid-filled bubble on eyeball, antibiotic eye drops, dear mona
antibiotic eye drops, dear mona, inflamed area: Dear Mona, The fluid filled bubble could be just an inflamed area. Even if we are concerned about infection, I am sure that you are under some antibiotic protection, which should take care of that. If the eyes bother you in some way, ask the doctor to...

Options & Futures: Future Trading, nymex crude oil futures, crude oil futures
nymex crude oil futures, crude oil futures, buck range: if you feel the stock is a good one and it has a 20-40 buck moving range like ibm does then you can safely play 30 bucks out of the money ie if the stock is 50 an 80 buck call is safe if the stock only has a 20 buck range then only play 10 bucks...

Options & Futures: option selling strategy, dow 30 stocks, nyse exchange
dow 30 stocks, nyse exchange, cboe: I assume its the cboe, The chicago board option exchange I trade dow 30 stocks on the nyse exchange in america, period example of a trade that went south last year i bought ibm puts good till 2009 in feb 07 the market flipped and ibm went up for...

Options & Futures: recording puts, calls,etc., brokerage account, puts and calls
brokerage account, puts and calls, covered call: I keep track of my trades by using my brokerage account history I check it once a month and then list the options in a file under the named stock I either show them as open or closed open means i have not taken a profit or loss closed means...

Options & Futures: Option question, stock move, open int
stock move, open int, ax 1: consiering that the stock is below 15 and the 12.50 option is a 2 buck premium i would either buy the 15 or the 1250 and i would check to see if the 2011 options are avail as you plan to hold for 9 months and will lose 30 cents a month in time...

Options & Futures: Options Leverage, options leverage, charles schwab
options leverage, charles schwab, dollar return: I do it everyday with leap call options Example Ibm is 124.70 today Its been moving sideways for the last 2 -3 weeks. The range has been 123-127. Unfortunately this means using an option you might make 30-50 a contract. Options only appreciate...

Options & Futures: Options buying and selling, stock example, covered call
stock example, covered call, option strategy: you must ask a brokerage margin dept that question as I have no clue and its never been an issue to me as I trade cash for options. you are correct about the risk if you are selling a naked position that has no underlying stock to use if exercised. ...

Options & Futures: NAKED SHORT, naked options, stock price
naked options, stock price, itm: are your options in the money if yes you better buy em back at a loss or come up with the stock If they are not in the money you simply let em expire and keep your sale proceeds in the money means this if your option is a 25 buck strike...

Options & Futures: naked options, naked options, short position
naked options, short position, proceeds: from what brokers tell me If you hold a naked position/short position where you sold something you did not own and it expires you simply get to keep the proceeds of your sale as the options dont exist anymore after they expire confirm...

Options & Futures: OPTION PREMIUM, dollar return, stock option
dollar return, stock option, gross profit: When I buy options I look at the strike price on either side of my choosen price ....... my latest trade was Ibm 100 buck puts at 730 a conract vs the 110 strike at 950 a contract ...... both options offered 25 to 30 cents per dollar return on a buck drop...

Options & Futures: Leaps, option trade, option expiration
option trade, option expiration, smith and wesson: .there is always a commission chaged for a stock or stock option trade..how muc are you working with ...leaps are expensive .. and only buying 1 contract is a exercise to lose money..i buy 3 minimum .. we are at or nearly at market high so buying leaps now...

Options & Futures: Option Liquidity, option theory, specilist
option theory, specilist, index options: ok when an option is low volume you can still get your trade executed at the bid price ...but you might only sell one contract ...the specilist only has to offer one contract to set a bid price so if you have say 5 you might have to ente your limit price...

Options & Futures: Future Of Option Trading, dow 30 stocks, stock market success
dow 30 stocks, stock market success, david novac: ok I assume that rpg is actually rgr that is the stock symbol for strum ruger gun co. I use the word buck to mean dollar a 3-5 buck window is a 3 to five dollar trading range Ie a stock like IBM that is trading in a spread between 85-88 minimum...

Options & Futures: stock options, what are stock options, leap options
what are stock options, leap options, money option: Stock options are a contract that controls 100 shares of stock for a period of time. You have call options and put options. calls are bets the stock will go up and puts are bets the stock will go down, During that time period. I play leap calls that...

Options & Futures: options, black scholes, money value
black scholes, money value, option volume: Now you are talking about supply and demand vs specialist greed.. If your option is more than 15 dollars out of the money ...It will go down if there is no real trading activity ... as the specialist is promoting a fire sale to increase trading activity..Ie...

Options & Futures: Can i sell Put with being Long on Stock, quetion, covered call
quetion, covered call, put option: to do that you must buy the put contract or you can seel a 17 buck call option against your stock when the call is exercised you will get your 17 bucks..plus keep any money you were paid by selling the call this is called a covered call position...

Options & Futures: stock option?, broker web site, freew
broker web site, freew, term options: your z securities sound like 9 month options a Leap call option is good for 1 or 2 years if its good for more than 12 months then its a leap call or put option because it leaps out past the same option that would expire next month. I would suggest...

Options & Futures: Call option, utmost level, question question
utmost level, question question, limit order: if the call option is say a 25 buck strike and the stock is at 25 then the call option may have a 50 cent buy premium, but the sell premium I have seen it as appearing to be negative or zero as they want you to exercise the option, on maturity day, not sell...

Options & Futures: options, option period, money value
option period, money value, bid price: you sell it for the bid price offered if no bid price is offered you lose your money and the option expires if a bid price is offered you sell offer to it at that bid price and the specialist that controls that stock is required to buy that option and...

Options & Futures: STOCK OPTIONS, short term capital gains, payroll package
short term capital gains, payroll package, loss column: Check with your accountant as all I know Is how I write off options that I buy. I enter the type of option and the day I bought the option on schedule D 1 short term capital gains or losses side. Then I enter the word expired in the sold box and sold date...

Options & Futures: Selling Options, money value, bid price
money value, bid price, god: if you have an option that expires today thats 2 bucks in the money ...you can sell it today by simply calling your broker and ask for the current bid or sale price ...then you enter an order to sell 1 contract at that bid price....being its the last day you...

Options & Futures: common stock, central maine power company, central maine power
central maine power company, central maine power, retail electric providers: Hoover s Company Profiles: Central Maine Power Company Top Home Library Business & Finance Hoover s Profiles Contact Information Central Maine Power Company 83 Edison Dr. Augusta, ME 04336 ME Tel. 207-623-3521 Toll Free 800-565-0121 Fax 207-626-9571...

Options & Futures: 4% a month guarantee, trade confirmations, option position
trade confirmations, option position, hits 70: depending on how aggressive the trader is and what he is trading and his knowledge of the investments it is very possible i would ask your friend to show you his monthly statements that the broker has to provide him by law showing the account...

Options & Futures: Accounting for writing options, losers game, cash windfall
losers game, cash windfall, option position: The net position is zero if this is a covered call. You will sell the call for 20,000 which will debit to cash. This is offset by the call liability (credit). The net gain/loss to retained earnings is zero. During the life of the option you will mark-to-market...

Options & Futures: When does account receive option premium credit?, cash windfall, option position
cash windfall, option position, premium credit: David, If you sell an option, you do get the cash in your account, but the tax implications do not come in till either the option expires, you buy it back, or you are exercised again. It is considered an open position. The second part of your question...

Options & Futures: Whose the best Stockmarket analyist?, nature abhors a vacuum, market direction
nature abhors a vacuum, market direction, option strategies: Bradley F. Cowan...All I have to say is if it sounds too good to be true... Let me ask you, if you found a system to consitently beat the market when would you stop? At 1 million? 2 million? 2 billion? Why retire at age 34? I will say this...one had...

Options & Futures: DowJones, money flow index, upside downside
money flow index, upside downside, trend indicator: th trin is symbol [ ^sti.n ] the rest of the items i believe are free on the basic chart at yahoo.co use the edit basic function but i belive they are 20 minute delayed yahoo has a real time quote but you got to pay for it your broker...

Options & Futures: Exercising Options, gain ownership, exercize
gain ownership, exercize, stock shares: Once you purchase a put option all you have done is guaranteed the selling price. It is your option so you can not be exercized. If you sold the option you would be paid a premium. You would also be at risk of exercize. Anyway, in any transaction one...

Options & Futures: Leap calls puts and stocks, covered call, covered calls
Options & Futures: Leap calls puts and stocks, covered call, covered calls, best tools

Options & Futures: taxation of leap call premiums, substantiated, irs
Options & Futures: taxation of leap call premiums, substantiated, irs, audits

Options & Futures: A few questions about your system, dow 30 stocks, hpq
dow 30 stocks, hpq, wmt: i trade as the market fits in english that mean if we see a consistant price move of 5-7 bucks every 2 weeks then i am trading every 2 weeks if not as with the ibm option i plan to hold that till at least nov but i bought it on the off...

Options & Futures: forward rates, buck range, futures prices
buck range, futures prices, option price: your use of a vague term forward rates indicates homework so does your term theoretical future prices if you wish an answer then give an example of what specifically you are asking in referance to otherwise i judge this answer as homework and...

Options & Futures: futures and options, market conventions, futures and options
market conventions, futures and options, exercise price: Alan: Your best bet on learning about options is to sit down with a stock broker (after the market closes for the day) and discuss it. Another way is to go online to CBOE.com (Chicago Board of Options Exchange), they have some educational material you can...

Options & Futures: index options, dow 30, option time
dow 30, option time, index options: i have never had much success with index options as the only predictor is the dow 30 graph vs the index graph the consistant patterns are not clear and evident as with stocks like my recent cat play or my standard ibm play cat was running toward...

Options & Futures: who can issue stock options?, mental gymnastics, futures markets
mental gymnastics, futures markets, options and futures: That is a good question and I actually had to give it some thought. Thanks I need some mental gymnastics every now and then. First we have to determine what is an option. An option falls under the category of derivative securities. All this means is...

Options & Futures: Leap calls puts and stocks, dow average, covered call
dow average, covered call, question thanks: you bought the put with the premium you got paid by selling the covered call IE.. IT COST YOU YOUR PROFIT FROM THE CALL IF THE PUT IS WORTHLESS as you paid for the put with the call premium THAT YOU WERE PAID WHEN YOU SOLD THE COVERED CALL...

Options & Futures: Leaps on BNS, leap options, downside protection
leap options, downside protection, summerland bc: selling puts is something i considered a few times but the daily watch annoyed me if you wish to do it cool i perfer to simply buy a long term put like the ibm 95 s i bought around jan6 much safer and less stress i like long term period ...

Options & Futures: Leaps---Covered Calls, covered call, time loss
covered call, time loss, market moves: all i know about leaps used as a covered position is i get a 15-30 cent devalueation of the covered call for each dollar the stock drops and the same for each month of time value the option loses this has served me quite nicely over the year...