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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye twitchin and vision problems, myopia hyperopia, eye tics
myopia hyperopia, eye tics, meibomianitis: If the eyes are healthy and there is no ocular deviation, refractive error (myopia, hyperopia, or astigmatism), amblyopis (lazy eye), then the twitching (lid tic or blepharospasm), should go away by itself. He also needs to have the eyelids carefully examined...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyes, mitch axelrod, egg shape
mitch axelrod, egg shape, small pupils: Hi Barbara, Eyeballs don t change size, but eyelid position can make it appear to. Small pupils and pupil function needs to be checked by your eye doctor. Some medicines can alter pupil size, but if they are indeed small for a week, I think you need an exam...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyes, egg shape, eye balls
egg shape, eye balls, neurological problem: I cannot answer the first part of your question, but the my pupils are small for about a week or so and my eyes feel tight and can t move like they should suggests you seriously need to see an eye doctor. It could be you are just suffering from some sort...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Silicone/hydrogel free contact lenses, many thanks, silicone
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Silicone/hydrogel free contact lenses, many thanks, silicone, inflamed sinuses

Ophthalmology & Optometry: foreign body, eye lashes, dust particle
eye lashes, dust particle, cataract surgery: Dear Richard, Sorry...I may not have put this correctly...when I mean discharge, I mean the dirt that may collect in the corners of your eye when you wake up in the morning. This is normal and means that some particles/ eyelashes, which may have been...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glaucoma, eyedrop, prescription drugs
eyedrop, prescription drugs, glaucoma: It is thought that the eye can only hold one drop at a time. Any subsequent drops are likely to roll down the cheek and be wasted. If a patient needs two eyedrop prescription drugs at the same time of day, I would tell them to wait a minimum of ten minutes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my glasses are making me dizzy, contacts vs glasses, progressive vs single vision
contacts vs glasses, progressive vs single vision: Danielle, What you are describing is likely a combination of two factors. The first is the switch from progressive to single vision. Without the near and intermediate correction available in the progressive you cannot see well from about four feet up to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma and cataract, glaucoma, cataract
glaucoma, cataract, Shroff Eye Hospital: Dear Minal, Glaucoma usually is controlled with eye drops and rarely needs a surgery nowadays, since the eye drops have improved tremendously. However, in some cases, whenever a cataract surgery is planned, it can be combined with trabeculectomy (same...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: heavy myopic - black shadows/halos, symptoms of retinal detachment, vitreous fluid
symptoms of retinal detachment, vitreous fluid, visual phenomenon: If you are sure you have had a good retinal exam, and the shadow does not represent a retinal detachment or tear, then I would assume it is some visual phenomenon that is harmless. The fact that it happens in both eyes is reassuring. It could be that as you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: hyperpigmentation of the sclera, corneal surgeon, opthal
corneal surgeon, opthal, transparent skin: Dear Re-Re, If the use of mascara or eye liner could case any issues in the eye, they would first strat with symptoms like allergies, not with a discoloration. I would really recommend seeing a specialist, only because the spot has changed in nature...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: IOL implant - post surgical glare, multifocal implants, tecnis
multifocal implants, tecnis, distant vision: Dear Steve, What make is the lens? This must also be written...is it a monofocal lens from Tecnis? Alcon?Zeiss? That too is important. Then only you can chase the manufacturer. Monofocal implant only is a broad category. Yes, it is also best to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: intacs, c3r, keratoconus
c3r, keratoconus, crosslinking: Dear Amy, Nice to know that things have progressed well. Yes, it is most important to catch such signs in early stages. Also, many in the USA are unable to take this treatment as it is not FDA approved, but we know how beneficial it is as we have seen...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: iol options for persons with one iol, vitreous floaters, bob heath
vitreous floaters, bob heath, detached retina: Dear Bob. Although the fact that you ve had a detached retina that was surgically repaired and have glaucoma in the right eye places you in a higher risk category for developing these problems in the other eye but it does not necessarily mean that it will...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Looking for a second opinion, mitch axelrod, trial lenses
mitch axelrod, trial lenses, vision improvement: Hi Gabriel, I wouldn t get glasses, but if the doctor demonstrated the difference at near and far, using trial lenses in the exam room, you could make the decision based on vision improvement, nothing else. using or not using the glasses won t change you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lens thickness, Proper frame fit, proper frame size
Proper frame fit, proper frame size, frame fit: Anna, In a minus prescription, like yours, the thinnest point of the lens is the optical center. This center should be aligned directly in front of your eyes. They are several factors that can play directly into the edge thickness you notice and I ll address...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: multifocal lenses vs monofocal lense, cataract surgery, magnifying glasses
cataract surgery, magnifying glasses, dominant eye: I would do a monofocal IOL in your Right eye, and have you use reading glasses afterwards. You will need your astigmatism corrected, I would perform limbal corneal relaxing incisions at the time of cataract surgery. I think you would be very unhappy with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Do i need glasses & when should i wear them?, When to wear glasses myopia astigmatism
When to wear glasses myopia astigmatism: Claire, Thank you for a good question. Often people are confused as to when they should wear their glasses and wonder if not wearing them causes problems. Strictly speaking, you don t have to wear them at all. You will not damage your eyes by not wearing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Do i need glasses & when should i wear them?, eye test, optician
eye test, optician, headaches: If you are having symptoms, you should try the glasses. You should wear them for the activities for which you have symptoms, tv and computer. I would also suggest wearing them to drive. But since the prescription is not very strong I would not wear them...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Do i need glasses & when should i wear them?, mitch axelrod, image improvement
mitch axelrod, image improvement, eye test: Hi Claire, your glasses are the weakest made, but image improvement is noticeable. They only clear up things more than 4 meters away, so only they are only indicated for distance. They are of no benefit closer than 4 meters. Use them if you want to see...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: new glasses, adaptation period, optician
adaptation period, optician, nauseous: It isn t unusual to have an adaptation period--a time for the brain to relearn what it sees through the new glasses. This is temporary, and the longer you wear it the faster it should go away. The end of day 1 or 2 should be pretty good. If it s not...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pink Eye, pink eye, artificial tears
pink eye, artificial tears, itchiness: For some reason, your question did not list what country you are in (usually the questions do list the country) I assume it is not the United States as we do not use Fucithlamic drops. I looked it up and it does seem to be suitable for treating bacterial...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescription seems way off + complications, mitch axelrod, congenital cataracts
mitch axelrod, congenital cataracts, irregular astigmatism: Hi Geoff, Certainly there is a big difference between the two, and a normal eye would certainly reject one for the other. Because the doctor has found a very different rx than one you ve found you like, I suspect the optics of your eye are not normal, and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Problem with new glasses, old glasses, left eye
old glasses, left eye, amol: Amol, What was the prescription in the old glasses? It could just be getting used to the change in power and that would resolve in a few days maybe a week. If you don t notice an improvement then we need to start looking more closely at the glasses. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pain in eye, fomentation, eye strain
fomentation, eye strain, shroff: This could be a stye , if a local swelling. Take a pain killer tablet like combiflam (if not allergic to brufen) to reduce the pain. The swelling may reduce with some hot fomentation. If this is something which keeps happening, then best to see an ophthalmologist...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: painless swelling eyelids, stye, red eye
stye, red eye, redness eye: Dear Achu, The symptoms sound like recurrent stye . This is a painless (unless very large) swelling of the lids, local, usually at some point where there is a blockage of the gland underlying it. Yes, heat is the best for of prevention to let it subside...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: post-cataract op, traumatic cataract, cataract extraction
traumatic cataract, cataract extraction, uv treatment: Dear Martin: Many of these post -op cataract extraction visual symptoms are quite normal and should dissipate within time. Call it to the attention of your eye surgeon and get the best refraction for eyeglasses that may alleviate this problem along with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: prescription eye glass lenses, SmartSeg, Three Rivers Optical
SmartSeg, Three Rivers Optical, The At Last lens: Judith, There is a lens manufactured by Three Rivers Optical company that is the closest thing to a SmartSeg that is available. It is actually an improvement on the old design that gives you more intermediate range and reading than the SmartSeg did. The...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: prisms and contacts, detached retinas, ocular alignment
detached retinas, ocular alignment, prism glasses: Jack, Unfortunately right now there not really any options, other than spectacles, to get prism in your prescription. Contacts/implants don t work for prism. Perhaps you can eliminate the need for prism, though. Talk with your doctor about the amount...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pupil size, adies tonic pupil, pupil dilation
adies tonic pupil, pupil dilation, mitch axelrod: Hi Heidi, If the pupil is reactive and not an Adies tonic pupil, a size difference between the two isn t a concern as long as both have a similar size difference in light and dim. If there is a significant difference in size between the two in light vs. dim,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pupil size, pupil size, neuro ophthalmologist
pupil size, neuro ophthalmologist, case of shingles: I am a big believer in consulting with a neuro-ophthalmologist with questions like these. Pupil reactions are very complicated. While your condition may be harmless, just dilating and checking the pressures may not be adequate testing to rule out all adverse...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pupil size, pupil size, dim lighting
pupil size, dim lighting, tonic pupil: heidi, pupil size can be a concern, but the concern is normally when the pupil isn t reacting the right way. if it is still dilating/constricting, just out of sync, a tonic-pupil is the usual suspect. this can be caused from many things, including viral...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retina problems (I think), routine check ups, vitreous floaters
routine check ups, vitreous floaters, retinal detachment: As long as the retina is intact, vitreous floaters ( floaties ) , which comes in all shapes and sizes and forms, are fairly benign and very common, although annoying. If your eye doctors says everything s OK , then dont worry. Just keep going back for routine...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red lines in eye, children eye check up
children eye check up: Dear Cathy, some lines are obviously normal. But best to have her eye check up done as a baseline, it won t hurt to have this done. These lines can get aggravated in eye strain, dry eyes, allergies. So, it is only an eye doctor after examining her,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Silicone/hydrogel free contact lenses, Silicone/Hyrdrogel contact lenses and comfort
Silicone/Hyrdrogel contact lenses and comfort: Vicki,Silicone/Hyrdrogel lenses allow much more oxygen to the eye than the standard materials. It is not uncommon to find that people have initial discomfort when they make the switch to this material. This is caused, in some cases, by the fact that the poorer...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: show me the way, scar removal, ocular pressure
scar removal, ocular pressure, psychological burden: Well, I am certainly sorry about your unfortunate experience with your eye. Do I assume correctly that the IOL is in the damaged eye? And once you got the IOL implanted then you realized the corneal scar was still impacting your vision? You have obviously...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Tumor, opthamalogist, check ups
opthamalogist, check ups, brain tumor: Your question can probably better be answered by your neurosurgeon/neurologist insofar as the healing process, the time period of improvement, what is the expected outcome, or is it entirely wait and see with frequent check ups. Please understand that frequent...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vitreous degeneration & glaucoma, floaters
floaters: Dear Raheleh, Yes, floaters have more of a nuisance value than any pathology. Unfortunately, there is no major treatment for it as it is not pathological. Anyone attempting to do lase (YAG) or replace the retinal fluid, risks chances of decreasing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision correction surgery & rejuven eyes, lasik after 40 years of age
lasik after 40 years of age: Dear Linda, The treating surgeon would be able to help you plan both treatments as each surgeons individual prefernce does change this approach. Also, please consider that at your age of 63 years, LASIK or laser correction may not have stable results,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: When Should I Wear My Glasses, eye sphere, work colleagues
eye sphere, work colleagues, eye doctor: Lisa: Simply put, do not listen to your co-workers; listen to your eye doctor who is expertly trained to offer you the best professional advise just like, for example, your physician prescribes medication to regulate blood pressure, cholesterol, hormones,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My 2.5 year old sons vision, farsightedness, ophthalmologist
farsightedness, ophthalmologist, eye exam: Hi Josh, The answer depends on the real amount of farsightedness and what the symptoms or signs were to have the eye exam in the first place. I will guess that his eyes were crossing. If the higher prescription was the full amount of farsightedness, he...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My 20 month old son's prescription, visual cortex, proper stimulation
visual cortex, proper stimulation, bad vision: Anna, I apologize for the doctor s abruptness and inability to communicate with you, as it seems you left concerned and confused. Your child has hyperopic astigmatism. When astigmatism (cylinder) is over 1.50 most doctors will consider treatment, but...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 3 year old and farsightedness, son a 6, second opinion
son a 6, second opinion, diagnosis: This is very difficult to answer because the doctor may have gotten +3 before he put the drops in, and a much higher number after he put them in. A three year old with plus three and whose eyes are straight MAY not need glasses but I really should not say...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 7 year old with Keratoconus, rigid gas permeable contact lenses, keratoconous
rigid gas permeable contact lenses, keratoconous, gas permeable contact lenses: Hi Tammy It is more usual to see the beginnings of keratokonus is the teens but certainly can be seen earlier. A second opinion cannot hurt. The condition is usually slowly progressive but needs to be monitored frequently. Rigid gas permeable contact lenses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 7yr old +0.75, mitchell axelrod, initial examination
mitchell axelrod, initial examination, cornea: Hi Bharvi, it is a weak prescription but it helps some patients. I could not tell from your message if your son s headaches resolved with or without the glasses. If resolved without glasses, don t bother with the glasses. the glasses likely aren t permanent...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: AcrySof IQ IOLs, acrysof iq, cataract surgery
acrysof iq, cataract surgery, docotr: You will not be able to tell except from the labeled power of the IOL provided by your surgeon. It isobvious that you are not comfortable with the full strength in the left eye for your near vision and either a contact lens or a spectacle over wear correction...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Allergies and Eyes, omega 3 fatty acid supplements, ocular rosacea
omega 3 fatty acid supplements, ocular rosacea, fatty acid supplements: i have some similar patients as yourself. these findings very much sound like karatoconjunctivitis sicca and/or ocular rosacea. it is normally red, itchy, burning, watering. because of the inflammation the steroids and restasis help, but the eye becomes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Anti-glare Technolgies, lighting situations, ipads
lighting situations, ipads, ipad: David, Glass is glass, and it s going to reflect light. If you want to decrease reflected light there are plenty of films and treatments for both the originating object (iPad) or the receiving object (your eyes, or a pair of glasses). But either way,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Astigmatism and new glasses, mitch axelrod, eye sphere
mitch axelrod, eye sphere, eye dr: Hi Dominique, I don t have the info from the previously accepted glasses so I can t judge any rx difference. Know that other factors, like lens thickness, curve, material, etc. can affect your vision and perception. You ll need to discuss the problem with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: anisocoria, carotid doppler, h pylori
carotid doppler, h pylori, dear debbie: Dear Debbie: in my 37 years of practice, whenever I see anisocoria I referred these patients to a neurologist to rule out space-occupying lesions, vascular anomolies as anuerysms, trauma, adverse affects of eyedrops or chemicals, plants, etc. good luck...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: binocular vision, worst case scenario, push ups
worst case scenario, push ups, rimless glasses: Well, binocular vision is the normal state. It means the eyes work together properly. I think what you mean is that sometimes you feel a lack of binocular vision. If you are an adult and you never had a lack of binocularity before, and now you think you do,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: binocular vision, mitch axelrod, diplopia
mitch axelrod, diplopia, target: Hello Naveed, Doctors use the word binocular vision to mean using both eyes at the same time, as most of us do have binocular vision. So I think you mean double vision or diplopia which is caused when we have binocular vision but the eyes are not...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: binocular vision, visual acuity, vision problem
visual acuity, vision problem, eye doctor: Dear Naveed, Given the current medication that you are taking, your queries are best understood and answered by your treating doctor. Binocular vision means vision from both eyes which is normal, so am not sure if your query describes your vision problem...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: binocular vision, eye doctor, two eyes
eye doctor, two eyes, double vision: naveed binocular vision is the ability of the eyes to work as a team, so that they are trained on the same object. if there is a binocular vision issue, and both images arent trained on the same object, then the two eyes see separate images, and one would...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: burning eyes, flowmax, burning eyes
flowmax, burning eyes, eye doctor: The two main reasons for your symptoms are dry eye and allergies. Fumes, dust, chemicals, creams, shampoos, dandruff, perfumes, colognes, cats, dogs, and hundreds more, can trip off your symptoms. Discuss all this with your eye doctor. Good luck. dr. ke...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: burning eyes at insertion, GPC, Contact Lens Over-Wearing
GPC, Contact Lens Over-Wearing: Hillari, Ask the doctor if you have been diagnosed with GPC. If you have that could be the reason you are now rejecting this newer contact lens. GPC is a condition that usually develops from chronic over-wear and is an allergic reaction to the lenses. Often...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Chronic red eyes, eye irritations, chronic irritation
eye irritations, chronic irritation, visine: Chronic red eyes come from a few sources: either viral, bacterial, fungal, protozoan; allergic, inflammatory, irritative, or allergic. You didnt indicate your age, but in women, often times dry eye is a leading cause of chronic irritation and redness. Also...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Conversion defencency, double vision, doctor visit
double vision, doctor visit, second opinion: amanda, without more information it will be impossible to speak intelligently about your son s condition. if he is still experiencing double vision it sounds like he needs more treatment or therapy, and i would possibly recommend following up with the doctor...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: How to change career from optometry to ophthalmology., country hope, mbbs
country hope, mbbs, optometry: Dear Sir, This change depends on what rules are valid and applicable in your country. in India there are entrance examinations to clear before one finds a seat in the ophthalmology line, they need to first do their MBBS or Bachelors. Please check...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contacts vs. glasses prescription, contact lens prescription, lens prescriptions
contact lens prescription, lens prescriptions, dr ken: Carol for nearsighted corrections greater than -4.00, contact lens prescriptions are usually less than the numbers in the eyeglasses from -0.25 to -0.50 for the first 4-5 diopters greater than 4.00, depending on the amount of astigmatism present, the thickness...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: corneal edema, eye care provider, corneal edema
eye care provider, corneal edema, dr ken: Anetta: There are a number of contact lenses on the market which provide higher amounts of oxygen transmissability. I cannot tell you which ones are appropriate for your eyes without knowing your history , examining your eyes, and seeing how they fit. You...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Difference in contact and glasses prescription, contact lens prescription, lens changes
contact lens prescription, lens changes, focal point: Elizabeth, Good observation. The contact lens prescription is a lower power, in part, because the lens sits on your eye and the glasses lenses sit 14 or so mm away from your eye. If you hold your glasses just off your face and move them slowly away from...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Different prescriptions on each eye, computer use and vision, Ortho-K
computer use and vision, Ortho-K: Taylor, I agree with the optician who said to keep the Rx as low as possible. People with myopia tend to eat minus meaning it is very easy to confuse the darker image with better acuity and that will make the problem worse. There is a protocol called...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dry Eye Dilemma, mast cell stabilizers, collagen plugs
mast cell stabilizers, collagen plugs, dry eye syndrome: Dear Shruti, Yes, best seek advise from a corneal specialist who can examine and guide you. Patanol is an anti allergy eye drop, so I cannot opine on its indication in your case when you say you have dry eyes, as it is meant for eye allergies. Best...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dumb Docters...., health care practitioner, eye lids
health care practitioner, eye lids, anatomy of the eye: Hi Samantha, I just now loooked up your question from October. I never saw the pictures you sent when I answered your question. But I do see them there now. I am sorry for your unfortunate experience, but I cannot really believe you saw four EYE doctors...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My daughters red eyes, red eyes child
red eyes child: Dear Sara, Sounds like an allergy. Try some anti allergy syrup from the pediatricians office first. Ask her not to rub her eyes. Avoid playing in the open areas where there is dust/ pollen until the symptoms settle down. There are many anti- allergy...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: distortedvision, dear brian, eye exam
dear brian, eye exam, shroff: Dear Brian, What you seem to describe appears normal. Floaters are also normal and not pathological so long as the retinal eye exam deems the eye healthy. Hence, if not had an eye check up done after facing these floater symptoms, I suggest you have an...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I don't have to be fitted for another brand of contact lenses with the same BC?, focus dailies, wearing contact lenses
focus dailies, wearing contact lenses, hi matthew: Hi Matthew, If the new lenses are comfortable and you see well and have no complaints or problems, then they are likely fine. Companies label their lenses with base curves in a relative way. The numbers aren t really accurate nor comparable across various...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Enlarged optic nerve, optic nerve fibers, optic nerve head
optic nerve fibers, optic nerve head, nerve fiber: Most likely the enlarged optic nerve is just something that happened in the course of the development of the eye. The enlargement itself is not a problem and will not lead to vision loss. I assume you mean that the cup - the optic nerve HEAD - is enlarged....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye glass prescription, optical shop, eye glass
optical shop, eye glass, optometrist: I am not 100% certain how it is in Canada, but in the US when the doctor writes a PRESCRIPTION, that means the patient is to get exactly what is written. You would not go to a pharmacist and ask him to change the dosage written by the doctor. In a sense, an...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye pain after wearing new glasses II, Prism, Progressive non-adapt
Prism, Progressive non-adapt, Eye Strain: Jerry, Based on the description of the pain and discomfort you have wearing your glasses and how that is somewhat mitigated by sitting close to the television and or looking slightly down at it is very good information. You also mention that you see fine...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: elevated optic nerve, elevated optic nerve, optic nerve head drusen
elevated optic nerve, optic nerve head drusen, optic nerve head: Hi Cathy, No, the pepper could not have caused it. The worry would be a swollen or edematous optic nerve called papilledema, as differentiated from a normal or elevated appearing optic nerve. The concern would be papilledema, which she probably doesn...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye concern, allergy, something in the eye
allergy, something in the eye, foreign body in eye: Dear Matthew, Thic could have been an allergic reaction to something which went in the eye. It may only be a superficial issue and not affecting vision. Sometimes over the counter anti allergy eye drops like Pataday do help, combined with lubricating eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye problems, prostaglandin inhibitor, corneal pachymetry
prostaglandin inhibitor, corneal pachymetry, retina specialist: Dear Ben : So what did the doctor say was the cause of your distorted and double vision that you complained about? Also if he s treating you for glaucoma, did he perform a visual field study, an optic nerve function test like an HRT, a retinal photograph...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye problems, increased eye pressure, floaters
increased eye pressure, floaters: Dear David, It is nothing to be worried about, but definitely something that you should be on top of. The increased eye pressure if not controlled can cause vision issues. Question is with one increased pressure reading we do not label anyone to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: one eye smaller than the other, thyroid problem, brain tumor
thyroid problem, brain tumor, eyelid skin: While I sympathize with your concern, there is not nearly enough information here for me to give you an opinion. I sort of doubt the smaller eye is related to the diabetes. I don t know what type of doctor you took her to and what type of specialist you were...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye and vision, pediatric ophthalmologist, mom diane
pediatric ophthalmologist, mom diane, dear mom: Dear mom: of course you are concerned. A pediatric ophthalmologist is a good starting point. HE/She will rule out any pathology like dry eye, allergic conjunctivitis, a neurological deficit, etc.. and will make sure there is no refractive error that needs...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyes, retinal detachment, blood pressure medicine
retinal detachment, blood pressure medicine, bad vision: Dear Lauren, Sorry, but this is out of my expertise as this needs the vet to examine her. However, in humans, if retinal detachment takes place, unless surgically treated, it cannot improve, and yes, the vision is quite poor if the detachment is severe....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyes, optic nerve head, vitreous floaters
optic nerve head, vitreous floaters, vitreous gel: FLOATING black squiggly lines have nothing to do with the diagnosis of glaucoma. Most likely, they are vitreous floaters which can come with the ageing process and the breakdown of the vitreous gel in the eye whereby the vitreous becomes liquified causing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dry Eye Dilemma, dry eyes, dry eye
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dry Eye Dilemma, dry eyes, dry eye, use computer

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My daughters red eyes, eye doctors, wait times
Ophthalmology & Optometry: My daughters red eyes, eye doctors, wait times, left eye

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye pain after wearing new glasses II, plastics, glasses
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye pain after wearing new glasses II, plastics, glasses, china

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Painful eyeglasses, ray ban sunglasses
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Painful eyeglasses, ray ban sunglasses

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescription
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescription

Ophthalmology & Optometry: floaters, floaters
floaters: Dear Cris, A retinal examination annually is a must and in case of change in symptoms in your case, which means if the floaters increase before the year, then at that point again. Floaters are natural for many myopes, but only need an annual retinal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: fluid filled bubbles on scleras that won't go away, time in the sun, work situation
time in the sun, work situation, left eye: Are they really bubbles or maybe just some heaped up yellowish tissue? In the latter case, they are probably pingueculae, harmless accumulations of tissue that don t hurt but maybe occasionally feel dry or may rarely flare up and get a little bit sore. They...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: incorrectly filled perscription, mitch axelrod, new pair of glasses
mitch axelrod, new pair of glasses, glass store: Hi Krista, I see this problem occasionally. My feeling is a mistake is always a mistake and should be fixed even though time has passed...especially if you had returned with a complaint. It s probably up to the store and their willingness to help and not...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: interview, low vision aids, career ladder
low vision aids, career ladder, aids disease: 1. ANSWER PHONE CALLS; insurance coding corrections, examine patients, diagnose, prescribe treatment plans, eyeglasses, contact lenses, low vision aids, disease diagnosis and therapy, follow-ups 2.positives: patient care: treating eye disease; helping people...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Which intraocular lens to choose?, cataract surgery, aspheric design
cataract surgery, aspheric design, hello doctor: Hem, I wouldn t suggest one of these lenses are better than the other, I think it is simply surgeon s preference. Acrysof lenses are the most commonly used, and do very well. The Raynor is also popular and has an aspheric design, which some surgeons prefer....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lazy eye progress - 4 year old son, astygmatism, visual acuity
astygmatism, visual acuity, hypermetropia: Alex: it sounds like your son is doing well with the treatment he is undergoing. He should have no handicaps and should develop quite normally with the visual acuity you describe, considering the large amount of hypermetropia he has in his right eye. 20/20...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: about lens, immune cell, cornea
immune cell, cornea, inflammation: you re mostly right, it has to do with avascularity, more specifically, isolation from the immune system. the cornea is avascular, but it s not isolated from the immune system. there are blood vessels around the cornea, it is bathed in the tears, which has...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Migraines related to photophobia and bloodshot eyes, blood shot eyes, tension type headache
blood shot eyes, tension type headache, horrible headache: joe, sometimes the best answer is the simplest. if you ingest certain things that trigger migraines, one would recommend to avoid those things. the redness/tired eyes can be related, but without a physical exam it would be hard to say exactly why they re...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Monovision and diplopia, diplopia, monovision
diplopia, monovision, hyperopia: It sounds like what you have is anisometropia, or a large difference in the prescription in each eye. Anisometropia can cause anisoconia, or different sized images on the retina. Like a magnifying glass, when you bend light you change the image size. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Near Point Stress, cornea specialist, general good health
cornea specialist, general good health, time engineer: hi again. if your eye doctor is concerned that you may have a retrobulbar mass/lesion then an eMRI will reveal it and treatment will be started immediately, depending on the type, size, and character of the lesion. the very best of luck to you and please...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New eye glasses is there a problem or not., old glasses, pain headache
old glasses, pain headache, eye glasses: It is possible that the old spectaclens shape made a difference, and you could be looking through a slightly different prescription--it could be a 0.25 step higher OR lower, hard to say. I would give the new lenses a week or so to settle, see if the vision...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: does neurovision really work for myopia?, health promotion board, snake oil
health promotion board, snake oil, private practitioners: neurovisione , if it worked , would be utilized throughout the worlds private practitioners,hospitals,clinics, and teaching Universitiese not. , but theyre not. That speaks volumes as to their claims of success, and if it worked, I, myself, would avail...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: new prism lenes, Prism, Mono-Pupilary Distance
Prism, Mono-Pupilary Distance, PD: Dan, The way your eyes point is being addressed by the prism, most likely although not necessarily. The optician does have access to a lensometer to check the power of glasses otherwise he could not dispense anything, not knowing whether or not it was correct....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Painful eyeglasses, local optician, plastic temples
local optician, plastic temples, banana republic: Jim, You have had a go of it and it seems with little help from the people you entrusted to work with you. We ll see if we can figure this out for you. First, yes you do have good grounds to have the pair you last purchased returned. You explained the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: POST RETINAL CRYOTHERPAY & LASER, floaters
floaters: Dear Nancy, Floaters which literally float or move in the eyes are usually normal pathology in the vitreous which does not warrant treatment. Any sign that should send a red signal out to you would be: 1. sudden decrease or loss in vision 2. a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescription, theoretical optics, college of optometry
theoretical optics, college of optometry, myope: the college of optometry that i attended in philadelphia used the book theoretical optics which had three volumes published on campus. not sure you can get it elsewhere; although there are plenty of good optics books out there, i am unaware of their names...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Is this report right ?, retinitis pigmentosa
retinitis pigmentosa: Dear Santosh, I know that it may be a difficult situation for you. 1. RP or retinitis Pigmenstosa is an inherited genetic eye disease and need not be in the family that you know. 2. There is no current treatment for this except Low Vision Aids to improve...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pingueculea, pingecula
pingecula: Dear Jill, Your ophthalmologist is the best person to seek guidance (over the optometrist). Pinguecula is a common growth of the lining the eyeball and underside of the eyelids that often appears whitish-yellow. This condition only needs to be monitored....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: plzz help me, diabitis, push ups
diabitis, push ups, lasik surgery: I think you asked me this same question already earlier last week. Binocular vision means both eyes DO work together properly. The problem you describe sounds like you are LOSING binocular vision. This is not likely due to the medications you are on, though...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: plzz help me, diabitis, lasik surgery
diabitis, lasik surgery, left eyes: naveed binocular vision is the ability of the eyes to work as a team, so that they are trained on the same object. if there is a binocular vision issue, and both images arent trained on the same object, then the two eyes see separate images, and one would...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: plzz help me, laser eye surgery, venaflaxine
laser eye surgery, venaflaxine, diabetes patient: you would need an eye exam first, to make sure that there are no complications with diabetes in the eye. as as long as the diabetes is under good control, and there are no problems with diabetes in the eye then the prescription number you described should...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: plzz help me, diabitis, lasik surgery
diabitis, lasik surgery, vision issues: Dear Naveed, You may have vision issues due to diabetes itself, hence a retinal dilated eye exam can ensure that the eye is fine or not. LASIK is advised when the vision is stable and diabetes has not affected your eyes. I genuinely suggest you meet...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: R.P, avastine, RP
avastine, RP: Dear Hanifa, I know you must be worried regarding this. A good retinal surgeon will deal with this fine. Yes, Avastine most times needs to be repeated, but since you also say that your son has RP, this complicates it further. If in Mumbai, I would...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: RGP lenses, mitch axelrod, corneal curvature
mitch axelrod, corneal curvature, base curve: Hi Mary Ann, The power of the cl is combined with the difference between your corneal curvature and the base curve of the of the cl when considering the optical performance, so I cannot tell if the lenses are the same or not: not enough info. Yes, the material...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: RGP lenses, rgp lenses, lens correction
rgp lenses, lens correction, distance vision: It is possible that the old contact lens correction has changed shape, and you could be looking through a slightly different prescription--it could be a 0.25 step higher OR lower, hard to say. I would give the new lenses a week or so to settle, see if the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: RGP lenses, experience differences, rgp lenses
experience differences, rgp lenses, distance vision: Dear Mary Ann Older lenses acn indeed change their power primarily due to warpage, heat, scratches, etc and adversely affect vision. Distance vision can indeed improve with age, so thats not unusual and is welcome to many patients. And thirdly ,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retina spot, mitch axelrod, diagnostic term
mitch axelrod, diagnostic term, ophthamologist: Hi Aarti, Use of glasses or contact lenses has nothing whatsoever to do with your retina. Doctors vary somewhat in their aggressiveness of treating things prophylactically, so you may want another opinion to be reassured. Unless there is a frank hole or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retinas, veterinary ophthalmologists, blood pressure medicine
veterinary ophthalmologists, blood pressure medicine, urgent care center: Lauren, Human medicine and veterinary medicine do not always correlate. In human eyes blood pressure can not / does not cause retinal detachment. If you are in doubt get in touch with a veterinary specialist, there are veterinary ophthalmologists around,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Small blister or bubble in the eye, blood blister, lid down
blood blister, lid down, blurriness: Dear Tracy, This bubble needs to be seen by an ophthalmologist and could be something normal or some allergic reaction. I suggest an appointment at an eye clinic. However, the vision could not have deteriorated due to this as the area is away from...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Stye, warm compresses, preceptal cellulitis
warm compresses, preceptal cellulitis, anti histamine: I am not familiar with Spersadex , as it is used in Japan and not in the US but I assume it is an antibiotic-steroid combination drug, which is probably safe for 20 months old. The standard of care for styes is wet warm compresses, good hygiene, i.e frequent...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sudden pupil dilation, pupil dilation, chemical receptors
pupil dilation, chemical receptors, blue green eyes: Some people have larger pupils than others, and a lot of it is based on hormones and chemical receptors in the body. For example, if you re stressed, relaxed, or on certain medications that can affect it. Theoretically SSRIs can affect the pupil size, although...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Swimming goggles and astigmatism, rigid gas permeable contact lenses, swim goggles
rigid gas permeable contact lenses, swim goggles, swimming goggles: for excellent quality presription swim goggles, consult with a reputable dive shop or optical shop, who usually send the swim goggles out to a professional lab to have the presciption lenses inserted properly to match shape, p.d. (interpupillary distance)...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: sensitive eyes that stay red all the time, eye drops for dry eyes, corrective eyeglasses
eye drops for dry eyes, corrective eyeglasses, inflammation of the eye: Ocular redness usually comes from bacterial, viral, toxic, allergic, environmental conjunctivis, inflammation of the eye tissues, dry eye , and a multitude of other ailments. If your doctor says its not any of these, then try a course of eye drops for dry...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: silicone hydrogel free contacts, Non-Silicone Hydrogel soft lenses
Non-Silicone Hydrogel soft lenses: Thank you for the question and reminding me to follow-up with the other questioner and giving her this information. Aside from the lenses listed below are a host of RGP materials that could be used. Acuvue Acuvue 2 SoftLens 38 I will try to expand...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: swollen optic nerve, swollen optic nerve, pseudo papilledema
swollen optic nerve, pseudo papilledema, optic neuritis: Hi Audrey, This answer will only come from further examination. From what you described it only seemed that a clinical observation was made, not an actual diagnosis which is based on other findings by the neurologist, or neuro ophthalmologist, tests like...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Unsure of when to wear my glasses, vision eyes, work reading
vision eyes, work reading, watching television: The prescription you have is fairly mild, and most people with this amount only feel the need to wear them for distance. But as you point out, this is very vague and somewhat subjective. Driving, lecture, movies are great examples of distance viewing....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: waiting period, vascularized, sclera
vascularized, sclera, hectic schedule: theres no need to see an ophthalmologist unless its irritation, painful, or inflamed. pingueculas are not removed but if become vascularized and irritating, decongestants, lubricants, and anti-inflammatory eye drops can be prescribed. hope this helps,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: When should I wear my glasses
That prescription is VERY mild and I would imagine that the only times I would expect you to notice the difference would be with extended reading/computer work, and perhaps driving at night. Wearing the lenses or not wearing the lenses is all about your comfort--not...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: When should I wear my glasses, I don't want to become dependant on them., eye doctor, dr ken
eye doctor, dr ken, computer use: Hi Louise: what did your eye doctor say about the use of this prescription and its necessity for computer use? As you pointed out, this is a very mild prescription and you shouldnt become overly dependent on them however if you see the difference by wearing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My "8" year old son, many different reasons, good luck with everything
many different reasons, good luck with everything, common children: Carolyn, Transplants are done for many different reasons including trauma, infection, scarring, genetic diseases, and more. If the doctor is recommending corneal transplant than your son must have a fairly serious condition and vision his only hope for ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Acuvue 2 vs. Oasys, acuvue 2, base curve
acuvue 2, base curve, edge thickness: Although both Brands have similar base curves, they do NOT fit, feel, or perform identically. One comes in 8.3 and 8.6 and the other comes in base curves of 8.4 and 8.7. They also differ in water content, center and edge thickness and contour, and polymer,so...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: astigmatism, retinal blood vessels, tiny blood vessels
retinal blood vessels, tiny blood vessels, focus vision: Astigmatism is caused by the curvature irregularity of the cornea and to a lesser degree, the crystalline lens, which causes blurred , distorted, and out of focus vision, all of which can be treated with eyeglasses, contact lenses, or refractive surgery. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: bleeding floater, vitreous gel, sudden explosion
vitreous gel, sudden explosion, zegerid: Dear Bob- it sounds like youve experienced a separation of the vitreous gel of the eye causing these large floaters to swim in your line of sight. When you se your eye doctor for a dilated retinal exam, he/she will look for tears or detachment of the retina....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: burning eyes, curve radii, sears optical
curve radii, sears optical, base curve: There are a number of things that can make them different and give you the visual discomfort you are experiencing. Among which are the P.D,if not correct can cause unwanted prism; the Base Curve, e.g. 4, 6, 8, or 10 are common base curve radii and any diffences...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Convergence Excess, binocular vision disorders, vision therapy
binocular vision disorders, vision therapy, computer program: There are plenty of ways to address binocular vision disorders, such as CE, without a computer program. The benefit of the computer program is that it can keep track of results, change the tests accordingly, and be done in the privacy of your home at your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: CSNB help, x linked recessive, routine eye exam
x linked recessive, routine eye exam, autosomal recessive: By definition, CSNB is a genetic/inherited disease. It is actually a group of diseases, all with slightly different symptoms that usually overlap one another, and can be inherited in an autosomal dominant, autosomal recessive, or X-linked recessive manner....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: CSNB help, LASIK cost, lasik rate
LASIK cost, lasik rate, wavefront lasik: Dear Manas, You have a specific query which needs to be evaluated. if the night blindness is like retinal pigmentosa, then LASIK may not be advised for you. the best way to know suitability is a check up with a LASIK specialist. If in Mumbai, we...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cylindrical power, mitch axelrod, unaided vision
mitch axelrod, unaided vision, eyee: Hi Shaha, I would advise you to get the glasses and experiment with them at both distance and near. It will clear both but you will notice it more at distance. Especially for night driving, movies, stargazing, and sightseeing they will help. It s also...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: changes in vitreous gel in eyes, vitreous gel, mitch axelrod
vitreous gel, mitch axelrod, low blood pressure: Hi Robyn, Low blood pressure would more commonly cause a dimming of vision, not discreet spots or blobs seen by vitreous changes known as vitreal floaters. Sometimes vascular changes can cause you to see specs, like many raindrops but they are in a more...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Is been on the computer to much bad?, computer stop, window focus
computer stop, window focus, eye doctor: Being on the computer itself is not bad for your eyes. What can be stressful is if your eyes are not properly focused while at the computer screen. Sometimes even someone who would not ordinarily wear glasses may benefit from a small correction that enhances...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lenses, contact lens prescription, size shape
contact lens prescription, size shape, flash light: Only a licensed doctor/optician can recommend a contact lens for you after having examined your eye. The size/shape/anatomy/needs of everyone s eyes are different, and there are many complexities to the contact lens prescription, it s not just based on strength....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lenses, Finding a doctor, fitting toric lenses
Finding a doctor, fitting toric lenses: Jennifer, It is an unfortunate thing to have a great doctor retire, but by and large most optometrists are excellent doctors who are well trained and really care about the outcome and their patients needs. That said some are better than others. Some have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Different lenses, anisatropia, Aniseikonia
anisatropia, Aniseikonia, different image sizes: John, It is not uncommon to have one lens magnify or minify more or less than the other. In some cases the amount of difference is considered anisatropia or Aniseikonia and certain measures can be taken to mitigate the trouble caused by the two different...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dangers of using plus glasses to fight myopia, lens glasses, random powers
lens glasses, random powers, blurred images: Dear Rotem, To be specific about your question, whether the plus glasses will damage near vision permanently - No! In fact the -0.75D that you have will compensate for near until even few years post 40 years of age. So you honestly do not need to wear...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: daughters rx, time part time, hyperopia
time part time, hyperopia, school reading: These are questions that you as a parent of a 7 year old should ask the prescribing doctor. I can tell you that her right eye has more than double the amount of hyperopia (farsightedness) than her left and even more astigmatism. If the number of the power...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye color, atypical mole, pigment changes
atypical mole, pigment changes, light brown eyes: There are different layers to our irises, almost like layers to an onion. Some of these layers carry different pigment and it s not unheard of that with certain changes (hormones, medicines, etc) that the pigment can change slightly. The biggest concern...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyelash growth products and side effects, glaucoma drug, eyelash growth products
glaucoma drug, eyelash growth products, dr johnston: The only eyelash growth product I am familiar with is the prescription item Latisse. This is a derivative of a glaucoma drug that has been used safely for years to lower pressure in the eye. The mother drug always had a side effect of making eyelashes darker...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye infection, warm compresses, systemic antibiotics
warm compresses, systemic antibiotics, hello doctor: make sure he doesnt rub his eyes as this is probably the leading reason for bacteria buildup on the eyelash follicles. Use warm compresses on the sty three to four times daily for about 10 minutes, cleanse the eyelids well and if doesnt go away he may need...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Fast Change In Vision, central scotoma, optic neuritis
central scotoma, optic neuritis, light perception: Optic Neuritis can be very serious. It is usually seen in 15-45 year old females and approximately 55% of patients with multiple sclerosis develop optic neuritis. The common signs are decreased visual acuity ranging from 20/20 to no light perception, decreased...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Fitting Contacts, professional responsibilty, dr berger
professional responsibilty, dr berger, base curve: Firstly, you were negligent in not asking for what you want. Furthermore, each contact lens does not fit the same, It is not one contact lens fits all , so your doctor is correct in needing to see you again if you want to be fit with a different product....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Frustration with new glasses, old glasses, optometry association
old glasses, optometry association, optometrist: Wow - it really does look like you have done all the right things to try and solve the problem on your own. Are you absolutely sure the old glasses provide a perfectly clear image in the left eye? If so, that pretty much rules out an eye health problem. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Frustration with new glasses, old glasses, eye dr
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Frustration with new glasses, old glasses, eye dr, eye specialist

Ophthalmology & Optometry: visual problems, diplopia, phoria
Ophthalmology & Optometry: visual problems, diplopia, phoria, decompensates

Ophthalmology & Optometry: full time wear or not, uncorrected vision, mild side
uncorrected vision, mild side, distance vision: The ultimate person who decides if this prescription is useful is: YOU. If you feel they help you and that you are blurry at distance like movies, tv, driving, etc. then by all mean wear them. You didnt indicate your age but I ll assume your nearpoint vision...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glasses Prescription Strength Differences, cylinder axis, old glasses
cylinder axis, old glasses, strength differences: There is a fairly significant difference in the Rx for the right eye. For many people, -0.50 strength change may not be a huge issue, but it s relative. the difference between -6.50 and -7.00 may be more tolerable than the difference between -1.75 and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: IOL w cataract surgery, cataract removal, cataract surgery
cataract removal, cataract surgery, distance vision: Alice: Your doctor is right: it can take weeks to months for this to resolve. At that point you may either be able to correct the residual blur with spectacles, contact lenses or laser surgery. Discuss all the pros and cons with your doctor before undergoing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Legal Blindess, definition of legal blindness, optometric physician
definition of legal blindness, optometric physician, visual acuity: Linda, On most standard charts, the large E represents 20/400 level of vision. In the United States, the definition of legal blindness involves evaluating vision in both eyes with their best correction. A person can also be considered legally blind if...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lights in vision coupled with peripheral issues, retinal migraine, ocular migraine
retinal migraine, ocular migraine, headache pain: Jonathon, It sounds to me that you re experiencing what we would call a retinal migraine, or ocular migraine. There are occasions that these can be followed by proper migraines (headache pain), but not always. In fact, I have many patients that just get...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lensometry, Sunglass lens quality, uses of a lensometer
Sunglass lens quality, uses of a lensometer: Sara, Good question. The lensometer has a lot of uses besides neutralizing a lens power and one of them is to check for clarity and warpage, two common problems in inexpensive lenses used for ready-made sunglasses. First zero the eyepiece and get a sharp...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lensometry, mitch axelrod, lensometer
mitch axelrod, lensometer, hello doctor: Hi Sara, the difference between plus and minus cylinder is in the way a lens power is written, not the lens itself. Research on the Internet about converting plus to minus cylinder and you will see that any lens power can be written either way. So the lensometer...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Progressive lenses not lining-up, progressive fitting, PD
progressive fitting, PD, mono PD: Michael, Three mm less than the distance PD is a rule of thumb but is far from being a true statement. In the case of a progressive lens it is necessary to take a mono occluded PD. This gives the PD in two numbers one for the right eye to the center of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Purevision Base Curve, bausch and lamb, softlens 38
bausch and lamb, softlens 38, finding a new doctor: hi Ryan, I m sure you ve made sure it isn t inside out; other than that I have no idea. You should call B&L and log your concern, have the boxes and lot numbers available for them. Let me know they give you any useful info. Regards, Mitch Axlerod, O...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Purevision Problem., bausch and lamb, softlens 38
bausch and lamb, softlens 38, finding a new doctor: Ryan, I would have an eye exam to see if anything has changed with your eyes. The contact lenses have not changed, and if the same lens is not fitting the same, something likely has changed. A few things can cause these symptoms, including mild allergies...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: What is the problem with my eyes?, ligths, refractive error
ligths, refractive error, presbyopia: I have no idea how old you are but it is somewhat normal to need more light to see things as you get older. And perhaps you have some uncorrected refractive error (farsighted, presbyopia, etc.) A visit to your eye doctor should give you an explanation....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: problem with glasses, seperate occasions, eyetest
seperate occasions, eyetest, eye doctors: Eye doctors are accustomed to a very small percentage of people not being able to get used to a new prescription. the reasons this can happen are very varied. We don t usually worry too much about why it didn t work but the doctor should be willing to help...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: problem with new prescription, adaptation period, eyetest
adaptation period, eyetest, ocular symptoms: Your contact lens priscription is significantly stronger than your eye glass prescription in your right eye which may account for your ocular symptoms and discomfort. check with your doctor to find out if there was an an error made or perhaps you need a recheck.....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Questions about Astigmatism, Astigmatism, Myopia
Astigmatism, Myopia: Lauren, Very good question and good that you have more than a passing interest in the medical care you receive. The prescription you have is for the correction of a slight myopic astigmatism. This simply means on balance you have trouble seeing clearly...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Recurring discharge & redness in my daughter's eye, eye physician, eye drop
eye physician, eye drop, eye condition: Without examining your daughter, it would be impossible for me to diagnose and treat her eye condition, so she needs to be checked out by an eye physician. Among the possibilities are bacterial, viral, fungal, parasitic, iinfection as well as allergy, pannus,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Does reading during exercising damage vision?, retina specialist, step aerobics
retina specialist, step aerobics, optometry school: If it did I would stop reading while on the treadmill. I would like to know what medical or optometry school your neighbor went to and the reference to which she gathered this scientific conclusion because Ive never read any published journal articles which...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Starburst & Nite Driving, reflective glare, nuclear sclerosis
reflective glare, nuclear sclerosis, photo filters: Floaters could indeed be causing your symptoms however at your age , cataracts, come to mind, as they are extremely common in the seventh decade of life and can cause starburst effects with glare and loss of contrast sensitivity. Anti Reflective/glare coated...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: small white speck on my cornea, student health center, white blood cells
student health center, white blood cells, corneal ulcer: The white spot is likely an area of corneal infiltration, or an area of excessive white blood cells. The concern is a corneal ulcer, which can be very serious. Go to an eye doctor tomorrow. Generally the family doc, ER or the student health center doesn...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Getting soap in your eyes, bath soap, chemical burn
bath soap, chemical burn, rule of thumb: Soap can cause a chemical burn to the front surface of the eye. Typically these are mild and self-limiting, meaning they heal on their own. If you repeatedly burn anything, including your eye, you re likely to permanently damage the surface/structure, cause...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: solution, optifree, proper solution
optifree, proper solution, lens care: Hi Scott, As the Optifree is a solution and not a suspension,shaking isn t needed. Also if the cap is closed between uses, evaporation, which turns out to be a significant factor in solution effectiveness should not be a factor. I would ask about rubbing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: i think i need glasses, mitch axelrod, reading glasses
mitch axelrod, reading glasses, focus system: Hi Nathan, usually this presbyopia is noticed in your early 40 s; since you are younger you are probably a little farsighted so that your auto focus system is working even to clear the distance and doesn t have enough left over to clear the near as it would...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: VERTICAL HETROPHORIA -- DIZZINESS, tia stroke, prism lenses
tia stroke, prism lenses, treatment modality: vertical hetreophoria can indeed be cause by a stroke or TIA. Has your wife gotten an MRI of the head? Prism lenses are often prescribed by a qualified optometric physician to stabilize or eliminate diplopia (double vision). Vertical muscle imbalances are...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vertigo with new glasses
Its hard to say without an exam. I see no reason that a good optician can t duplicate an old pair of glasses. That being said, vision is a tricky thing because of the brain and perceptual system. I think I would get a second opinion / eye exam from an optometrist...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision change, optic neuritis, opthomologist
optic neuritis, opthomologist, optic nerve: Well, that really depends on your final distance correction, which I cannot tell without doing your exam myself. The near problem CAN show up really quickly over the course of a day or two. I have seen it many times. A person old enough that they should...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision, mitch axelrod, vision doctor
mitch axelrod, vision doctor, lit room: Hi Gabriel, If the small dark circle is in both eyes as you say, it may be the eyes or it may be the brain. Whether or not it is important would depend on the findings during an eye exam. Usually things like this are insignificant, but you would have to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision health, omega 3 fatty acids, optometric physician
omega 3 fatty acids, optometric physician, oil glands: Cris, I am very pleased to see you are concerned about eye health at a young age. Nutrition is a very hot topic in eye and healthcare in general. Omega 3 fatty acids (found naturally in fish such as Tuna and Salmon) are great for anterior eye health...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: visual disturbances, mitch axelrod, double images
mitch axelrod, double images, hello doctor: Hello Mr. Tade, It is probably nothing to worry about, but you are advised to have an eye doctor or neurologist examine you unless this has been noticed for a long time. Anything new or different should be evaluated. When we close our eyes, our eyes float...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: visual problems, positional vertigo, double images
positional vertigo, double images, hello doctor: This is akin to positional vertigo where one can become dizzy and disoriented when lying down and abruptly sitting up. Vision likewise can be affected by changes in position. These disturbances are caused primarily by changes in the blood flow that nourishes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Washing your eyes?, immune proteins, saline solution
immune proteins, saline solution, eye dr: Washing your eyes with water IS a bad idea. The ocular surface is opimized to clean itself, as the tears have lipids, oils, antibodies and immune proteins to protect against infection, etc. If there is irritation or contamination, a rinse with water wouldn...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: water coming from eyes, mitch axelrod, mothers eyes
mitch axelrod, mothers eyes, eye drops: Hi Neera, Usually eyes water from irritation. The issue is then what is causing the irritation. Usually it is dryness, chemical, allergy, or infection. Probably it is dryness as the initial insult, followed by excessive tearing. So consider using lubricating...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: watering in eyes, Dry eyes
Dry eyes: Neera, It is hard to say for sure one way or another but there are many ways to treat eyes that tear excessively. It is possible that she suffers from dry eyes and that can make then tear excessively. Most dry eye conditions can be treated with topical...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Bifocal contacts, bifocal contact lenses, computer glasses
bifocal contact lenses, computer glasses, monovision contacts: Think of your vision as a see-saw. On one end you have distance vision, the other end is near/reading/computer vision. The better you make one, the worse you make the other. It s hard to get them all great once we need bifocals. Contact lenses may be a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Brown spots on my cornea, optometric physician, systemic enzyme
optometric physician, systemic enzyme, superficial layers: Sarah, There are many opacities that sometimes can be found in the cornea. Brown spots are not as common. Brown spots on your cornea can be cause by different things depending on what layer they are found. The most common types of Brown spots I have seen...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: bifocal contacts, Bi-focal Soft Contact Lenses
Bi-focal Soft Contact Lenses: Sherri, I think Bi-focal contact lenses may be a viable alternative to progressive lenses given the visual needs you have and the limitations you experience from the neck pain. While a +2.25 may be a little high there are many legitimate reasons that...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: bifocals, bifocals, diopters
bifocals, diopters, nearsightedness: I am sorry. I had answered this days ago, but sometimes it fails to click through to the point of getting posted. If your nearsightedness is around 2 or 3 diopters and you can see just fine to read without glasses then the choice of getting bifocals is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blindness& hallucinations, kidney failure symptoms, mitch axelrod
kidney failure symptoms, mitch axelrod, hi mary: Hi Mary, Blind people do often hallucinate; it s often explained as the mind s way of trying to see or remembering seeing. However, the elderly can suffer from different forms of dementia as well, and her general doctor would be the best doctor to discuss...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: bubble in cornea, allergy pills, cold compresses
allergy pills, cold compresses, eye lids: I have seen this many times. It is usually allergic in nature, very acute, meaning it shows up very quickly and similarly goes away quickly. If you get this message this evening, try some cold compresses and if you are not allergic, you might try some Benadryl....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cant get contacts in!, artificial tears, eye drops
artificial tears, eye drops, eye 2: Hallie, Unfortunately there s no magic way, although there are three things I ll mention. 1. practice practice practice. Don t give up. You need to retrain your brain on how to deal with the thought of something coming towards your eye. 2. artificial...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Colored Contacts, proclear toric lenses, colored contact lenses
proclear toric lenses, colored contact lenses, health consequences: Emily, Colored contact lenses are a completely different material. They can and do fit many people well, but as a general rule they are a much older, much less healthy, much less comfortable material. Even if you could pick the same size and shape,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Am I a candidate for LASIK ?, diopters, eye exam
diopters, eye exam, mid twenties: Chris, No worries...not checking your eyes, or not getting glasses did not hurt a thing. Being blurry is certainly a disadvantage but it wouldn t affect your eye health. In all likelihood your eyes would be the same they are now. The only real concern...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: one cloudy eye, s ghosh, diabetic retinopathy
s ghosh, diabetic retinopathy, cloudy eye: Dear Stacey, First and foremost i need to know your age... then i need to know whether you have been ruled out of Diabetic retinopathy and clinically significant macular edema or not... which is very common in diabetic patients... then i need to know whether...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lens prescription, contact lens prescription, optometric physician
contact lens prescription, optometric physician, multifocal lens: Susan, That is not always the case. The contact lens prescription is only compensated for in this manner in prescriptions higher than +/_ 4.00. However how you compensate for in minus prescription is the opposite on how you do it for a plus prescription....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: What's the difference between these two prescriptions, visual discomfort, prescriptions
visual discomfort, prescriptions, axis: The difference is very little. The only difference is the axis (last number, between 0 and 180 degrees). Changing the axis more than ten degrees can cause some visual discomfort at first, occasionally. Changing back and forth should present no problems,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye embers, retinal detachment, acute problem
retinal detachment, acute problem, eye doctor: First, you should never rub your eyes, especially not that hard. Next, please notice whether the embers are in one eye or both. If in just one eye, you should try to see your eye doctor TODAY because this might mean there is a retinal detachment starting....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye overflows, tear ducts, eye doctor
tear ducts, eye doctor, dry eyes: As a matter of fact, lacrimal duct stenosis (clogged or blocked tear ducts) is very common especially in Seniors. This can be reopened to allow for better tear drainage and prevent tear overflow . This is not dangerous but is annoying and occasionally leads...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye color changes, corneal arcus, arcus senilis
corneal arcus, arcus senilis, peripheral cornea: Dont fret. Eyes can change color, over time. Corneal arcus (previously misnamed arcus senilis) is indeed a degenerative process which causes a bilateral whitish/bluish ring in the peripheral cornea, primarily due to lipid deposition, giving the appearaance...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye exam, contact lens prescription, optometric physician
contact lens prescription, optometric physician, dr jill: Jennifer, You are correct. You are highly myopic. I have seen some myopic patients see better with contact lenses because they do not experience the previous mentioned minification cause by the glasses. That being said, you MAY see 20/20 with the optimal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye injury, Eye Injury
Eye Injury: Kim, Sorry to hear about your son s injury. To answer your question I have made some assumptions-your son s injury affected his retina. To understand how the brain compensates one needs to also know that the eyes are actually information gatherers and it...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye problems, optometric physician, eye alignment
optometric physician, eye alignment, eyecare specialist: Bernard, What you are experiencing is likely related to eye alignment. Our eyes have a normal resting posture. If you close your eyes they go to this position as it is most comfortable. In some individuals, this resting position is far beyond the norm....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: left eyeball, accurate diagnosis, everyday experience
accurate diagnosis, everyday experience, optometrist: Terri, This question is well outside the scope of my license and my expertise but I would suggest that you have the symptoms checked as soon as you can, tomorrow or the next day at the latest. Go to an optometrist that is close to were you live or work...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My eyes, mardi gras beads, solar eclipse
mardi gras beads, solar eclipse, macula: Well, I seriously recommend you see your eye doctor. I cannot say what it is without examining you. But the fact that it is just in one eye makes me suspect something like a macular problem. the macula is the most important part of your retina and is responsible...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Why my eyes feel this way?, chocolate nuts, ocular migraine
chocolate nuts, ocular migraine, high blood pressure: sounds like an ocular migraine. Most are harmless and disappear within a few minutes to an hour. others can persist and return frequently. the latter should be evaluated by a neurologist and a work up is in order. Smoking, caffeine, high blood pressure, anxiery,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyes are getting smaller, aloe vera plant, google images
aloe vera plant, google images, dermatochalasis: Hi again, 2-3 gal of water is too much, less than one would be plenty but remember that alcohol and caffeine make you urinate and reduce your hydration. Your water does not have to supply anything but H2O as the remainder of your diet, including supplements...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Feeling cross eyed without glasses, optometric physician, pupil distance
optometric physician, pupil distance, optical center: Marie, From my professional experience, it is unlikely that your eyes feeling crossed is due to the fact that you are nearsighted. It is more common for farsighted people to have their eyes cross when they remove their glasses. Without having all the facts,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Flashes of light and black spots in my right corner of my right eye., optic nerve head, visual phenomena
optic nerve head, visual phenomena, vision defects: It is possible that optic nerve head drusen cause visual phenomena including shadows or side vision defects. Flickers or flashes of light are possible as well, although in my experience fairly rare. If you or your family are uncomfortable with the diagnosis...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I am seeing everything pink, computer screen, phone screen
Ophthalmology & Optometry: I am seeing everything pink, computer screen, phone screen

Ophthalmology & Optometry: floaters in my eyes, emergency appointment, eye doctor
emergency appointment, eye doctor, emergency basis: If you have not been to the eye doctor in a few years, you are definitely due for an exam, regardless of any other symptoms. As for whether you should rush to the eye doctor because of this new symptom, if you are sure you are not seeing flashing lights and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ghosting images in a dark room, mitch axelrod, visual oddities
mitch axelrod, visual oddities, multiple images: Hi Christian, the after images that move are a normal visual experience. There are many interesting visual oddities you can experience, just research after images and entoptic phenomenon and you can read about it forever. The blurring you experience...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: getting glasses, optometric physician, trial frame
optometric physician, trial frame, eye test: Alex, To answer your first question, yes I have seen some people get more nearsighted during their 20 s. Particularly those who have high demand for near work (college students and those who use the computer a lot). I, myself, did not get glasses until...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Haze/Glare/Blurr After IOL immplants, ocular history, free lenses
ocular history, free lenses, vision halos: These symptoms are mostly from the RK procedure but can also occur from an improperly inserted IOL, a tilted IOL, uncorrected astigmatism and other inherent optical defects and aberrations. Coupled with you RK procedure can lead to more than normal amounts...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, diabetic eye disease, good habits of health
diabetic eye disease, good habits of health, mitch axelrod: Hi Jairo, diabetes can give spots in your vision due to hemorrhages, but diabetes does not change your normal floaters due to vitreous changes that occur in everybody. Usually diabetes takes at least 5 years to show up in your eye, and then it is mild possibly...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, migraine headaches, ocular migraine
migraine headaches, ocular migraine, bright flashes: Jario, Sorry it has taken me a few days to respond to your follow-up. The reason I asked about the headaches is that it is not uncommon to have, what is called an ocular migraine, prior to the onset of the actual headache. I do not know if this is the case...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, computer vision syndrome, desk top computers
computer vision syndrome, desk top computers, red veins: You may suffering from computer vision syndrome which can present with the symptoms you describe. See an eye doctor for a complete eye examination with special attention to the visual focusing at the 20-25 inch range (for most desk top computers) and closer...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, eye diseases, ocular surface
eye diseases, ocular surface, distance vision: Computers are a lot of work on the eyes, and can cause some changes. Nothing to be too worried about,though. Computers can fatigue the muscles in the eyes, causing fatigue and occasionally headaches. We tend to not blink as much when we re on the computer,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, dry eye symptoms, computer vision syndrome
dry eye symptoms, computer vision syndrome, optometric physician: Jairo, The symptoms that you are describing are very common on computer users. The pressure that you feel is likely related to the eye muscles fatiguing from focusing on the computer for too long. The redness is usually associated with dryness, also from...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: high eye pressure after ICL, angle closure glaucoma, optometric physician
angle closure glaucoma, optometric physician, eye cornea: Amit, I tend to trust the accuracy and precision of AT more than NCT. So I would say that your pressure is 22. I agree with the doctor s decision to stop the drops as the pressure you were achieving with it was not much different than without it (so far)....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Idiopathic Iritis, eye inflammation, systemic complaints
eye inflammation, systemic complaints, inflammatory diseases: Hello Laura, Cheer Up!!!.... i know exactly what u are going through.... first and foremost in around 30% cases of iritis no specific cause can be pinpointed and this is purely because of a certain mechanism of the cells of our body that causes this......

Ophthalmology & Optometry: kerataconus/oily film on contacts, Keratoconus
Keratoconus: Rob, There are so many factors that can affect contact lenses. The first is eye health. A condition called blepharitis (inflammation of the lids) can cause the oil glands on the lid margins to dysfunction and produce excessive oils. Omega 3 found in the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Long Term Effects of High Powered Lenses, rgp lenses, blurry vision
rgp lenses, blurry vision, bifocals: Rene: you didnt mention what kind of problems youre having recently with your RGP lenses but I assume it is problems reading and lack of comfort; that is dry , scratchy eyes, with blurry vision and lack of a full wearing schedule. If those are some of your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Multi-focal contact lens options, long distances, accuview
long distances, accuview, toric lens: CK, I am sorry that you have not been satisfied wit your level of vision. I have used the the EP lens by Coopervision. It is an excellent lens; however, as its name implies, it is made for Emergency Presbyopes (EP). In other words, it is made for people...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Do I need to wear glasses, visual efficiency, would like your opinion
visual efficiency, would like your opinion, natural eye: Well, I disagree with your friends. Small amounts of vision correction can help your visual efficiency while at the computer - especially with that prism in there. Undoubtedly above or in front of the prism amount there is written either up or down, in or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Orbital fracture and muscle entrapment, Eye muscles
Eye muscles: Teresa, Thank you for the kind words. It is a shame that the health care delivery system has forced the doctors to to spend less and less time with their patients. They do not like it either and try to give as much important information as they can in the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: occasional pink vision, professional reasons, mild pain
professional reasons, mild pain, dr ken: Your symptoms are normal, especially upon awakening. no need to worry. The RULE OF TWENTY applies to all computer users: For every 20 minutes of computer use, take a 20 second break by looking at something at least 20 feet away. hope this helps. dr. ke...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: optometry, s ghosh, optometry course
s ghosh, optometry course, average salary: Dear Kassie, Optometry is a very nobel profession... My am an Ophthalmologist... so i cant do without an Optometrist.... you need to take an Optometry course... and then a fellowship on what super specialization you would like to do... you can get loads...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pigment clumps, Dilation, Why eyes need dilation
Dilation, Why eyes need dilation : Mairi, Thank you for the question. It has taken me some time to respond and I hope to get back to you with some direction in the next week or so. The question is well outside the scope of practice for me and is medical in nature. An optometrist would be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: POST CATARACT CONCERNS, travatan z, optical nerve
travatan z, optical nerve, golf scorecard: Dry eyes can affect the eyes, but it has more to do with your age then the surgery. The medications for dry eyes (restasis, normally) are very expensive, but generally work well IF OTC drops aren t. If you can get by with OTC artificial tears (systane/refresh/etc)...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: plus cylinder, optometric physician, spectacle lenses
optometric physician, spectacle lenses, dr jill: Sara, A prescription given in plus cylinder is not any different than in minus cylinder. It is simply a different way to express the same thing. Here in the United States, ophthalmologists tend to use plus cylinder more commonly-mainly because it is more...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: plus cylinder, optometric physicians, dr ken
optometric physicians, dr ken, rx: Ophthalmologists usually prescribe in plus cylinders whereas optometric physicians prescribe in minus cylinder form ,for the most part. Either way the results are the same. Its just the way they were trained optically. As long as the power prescribed are...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: posterior vitreous detachment, posterior vitreous detachment, retinologist
posterior vitreous detachment, retinologist, referral base: A PVD does indeed increase the risk of retinal tears or detachment, especially in the period of time following an acute episode of such, however in the absence of a tear, as determined by your eye doctor, and in the absence of excessive amounts of floaters...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: problem with blinking, optometric physician, vantage points
optometric physician, vantage points, depth perception: Frederick, If you are blinking one eye at a time, back and forth, it is normal for the object you are looking to seem as it moves. First, our left and right eye are separated by some distance on our faces. This means they have different vantage points...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pvd, mitch axelrod, cataract surgery
mitch axelrod, cataract surgery, google: Hi Lynn, All the doctors I know share the opinion you ve been hearing. But there are a few doctors that will use laser in some cases. I don t know any of the particulars, nor do I suggest you have laser treatment for floaters. But to answer your question...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retinal hole, retinal hole, doctors orders
retinal hole, doctors orders, retinal tear: Jamie, As with any injury or procedure (you have had both) there will be inflammation and recovery time. Depending on what area of your retina was affected, your vision may not return to the same level as before the accident. It can take several weeks for...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red eyes all the time, fungal contaminants, wearing contact lenses
fungal contaminants, wearing contact lenses, vitamin deficiencies: If ocular redness is not caused by infection, i.e, bacterial, viral, or fungal contaminants, then allergy and / or dryness needs to be considered. You should be tested for all of these. Additionally smokers and people with vitamin deficiencies will also show...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retina and floaters, retina surgery, sure what kind
retina surgery, sure what kind, floater: Dear Stephanie, It is better not to have any second surgery or intervention in the already operated eye... im sure with time the bubble in her eye will dissolve... meanwhile please do get the other eye corrected as adviced by your local doctor.. better...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retinal holes, retinal holes, retinal detachment
retinal holes, retinal detachment, retinal hole: Retinal holes, tears and detachment are much more common in highly myopic persons, primarily becasue the eyeball is stretches and the retina is thinner and can become atrophic. .Spots , flashes , and floaters can be associated with a retinal detachment which...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Son's Worsening Eyes..., indepth questions, natural lens
indepth questions, natural lens, squint: Helen, There are lots of factors in your son s situations. First let me address the issue of progression. It is difficult to say wether his prescription will continue to progress. Each individual case is different and many factors can contribute including...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I am seeing everything pink, mild computer, mild pain
mild computer, mild pain, professional reasons: I have no way of knowing if your pink vision is a problem or not. I have never heard of this. If your color vision returns to normal a few minutes after you open your eyes, I sort of doubt there is any real problem. If you have not had a regular eye exam...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: short sightedness, elderly family members, glasses history
elderly family members, glasses history, environment task: hi Maples, It is normal to increase the myopia, or nearsightedness, as you grow up. It would be abnormal for it to stay the same and be stable until you are in your 20 s. Myopia is generally considered to be a multifactorial issue, usually partly genetics...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: smart plugs infection, warm compresses, hygience
warm compresses, hygience, gentle message: If you re getting frequent infections from stasis and bacteria, my suggestion is tohave them removed and keep using liquid tears like Theratears, Systane ultra, Tears Naturale, and refresh PM ointment at night. warm compresses, gentle message on the inner...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: steep corneas, contact lens trial, corneal disorders
contact lens trial, corneal disorders, dr jill: Myopic people tend to have steeper corneas. How myopic a person is depends on two factors: how steep the cornea is and how that correlates to the length of the eye. That being said, I have seen people with much flatter corneas than you and significantly more...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: What are the symptoms of glaucoma?, open angle glaucoma, nerve fiber layer
open angle glaucoma, nerve fiber layer, symptoms of glaucoma: There are many: Among which are increased intraocular pressure (but not necessarily), visual field loss, optic nerve changes such as cupping, loss of viable nerve fiber layer tissue, risk factrors such as ethnicity, previous history of cardiovascular events,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Toxoplasmosis, adequate blood flow, optometric physician
adequate blood flow, optometric physician, optic nerve: Sharleen, I will try to answer this question with the limited information from your e-mail, so I may have to make some assumptions. Black areas in the retina (hyperplasia) is usually how the retina heals after disease or injury or they can be normal retinal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision loss/eye pain issues, ischemic optic neuropathy, optic neuritis
ischemic optic neuropathy, optic neuritis, cortical blindness: If the neuroophthalmologist found nothing wrong , what did he say was the cause for your loss in vision? optic neuritis, papilledema, tumor, glaucoma,cortical blindness, pseudotumor cerebri, ischemic optic neuropathy, are just a few of the diseases that...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vitamin A, national eye institute, lutein and zeaxanthin
national eye institute, lutein and zeaxanthin, optometric physician: Mrs. Phan, It is possible for some people to get Vitamin A toxicity at those levels. Specially those with reduced liver function. The levels found in the supplements you mentioned are recommended for those people who are showing intermediate or advanced...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: variations in recent Rx's, eye care provider, rx1
eye care provider, rx1, daily basis: The difference between the two rx,s is not very great, though the first one is slightly stronger. I would guess you should not have trouble using either one unless you r eyes are very visually sensitive. At the worst you r rx #2 may be very slightly blurry...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision problems, entoptic phenomena, dark adaptation
entoptic phenomena, dark adaptation, phosphenes: Christian: Your symptoms are normal. These images are due to dark adaptation and the reintroduction to light. the phosphenes in the retina are stimulated when there is inadequate stimulation creating various visual aura, and Moore described this in 1935,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision problems, retinal circulation, doctor ken
retinal circulation, doctor ken, prescription glasses: Hi Jenn: this vision phenomena is normal. they occur by stimulating the retinal phosphenes which gives light flashes and visual aura and lasts but a second or two. the change of head position also contributes to this will a change in pressure and arteriolar...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision problems, optometric physician, eye alignment
optometric physician, eye alignment, eyecare specialist: Justin, What you are experiencing is likely related to eye alignment and not to astigmatism. Astigmatism is more likely to cause blurred vision but not double vision. Our eyes have a normal resting posture. If you close your eyes they go to this position...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision problems, s ghosh, eye muscles
s ghosh, eye muscles, prescription glasses: Dear Sean, You need to get a retina check up done by a specialist to see whether u have any holes or tears... and it is always advisable to wear ur glass prescription to relax ur eye muscles since they are getting fatigue and tired... this is the reason...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision problems, Refraction, Fundus
Refraction, Fundus: Hello Christian, Firstly i need to know whether u have undergone any eye examination or not, means refraction, fundus examination etc... next i need to know how much astigmatism u have... do u have any family history of retina problem? how old are u? any...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision problms, optometric physician, bright source
optometric physician, bright source, flash photography: Christian, What you are a experiencing is called an after-image. It is a normal response by the eyes after looking at a bright source. It is also enhanced by the fact that you are in the dark. Depending on how long you are exposed to the light source it...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: White spot on iris, s ghosh, corneal ulcer
s ghosh, corneal ulcer, eye condition: Dear Jan, You have developed CONTACT LENS INDUCED RED EYE.... which has lead to a formation of corneal infiltrate and which could lead to a corneal ulcer... you need to avoid using contact lens till the time the ulcer heals and you need to immediately start...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Wrong eye prescription, eye prescription, wrong eye
eye prescription, wrong eye, wrong prescription: Wearing the wrong prescription can cause discomfort / fatigue (headaches, etc), but won t cause any kind of permanent damage or change to the ocular or visual system. It make take some time to adapt back to the correct prescription, but it shouldn t be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 5yr old with cross eyes, accommodative esotropia, eye muscle surgery
accommodative esotropia, eye muscle surgery, amblyopia: Dear Georgia: Im not quite sure what options are but you should bring your daughter to a doctor to assess and treat her cross eyed condition. Some conditions like accommodative esotropia can be treated with eyeglasses. Others need ocular rehabilitation, called...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Astigmatism, myopic astigmatism, visual cortex
myopic astigmatism, visual cortex, vision therapy: He has what is called compound myopic astigmatism... basically he is myopic (nearsighted) with astigmatism. He would probably see very poorly without glasses, I would guess in the 20/100 - 20/200 range, but it s hard to say. The problem with astigmatism...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: astigmatism, mitch axelrod, eyes glasses
mitch axelrod, eyes glasses, eye exam: Hi Syrette, I agree that it doesn t make sense, and at that age 6 mos can be a long time if one or both eyes is significantly blurry from astigmatism. Depending on the amount of astigmatism, and if there is a big difference between the eyes, glasses may...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: black eye with no pain, no injury, no swelling, eye doctor, doctor visit
eye doctor, doctor visit, black eye: Actually, I did not hear back from them. If there is a chance your eye got hit inadvertently and you have no pain and your vision is completely normal, you can wait a day or two to see what happens. If anything gets worse or if its not mostly better in a few...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blurred Vision, blurred vision
blurred vision: Dear John, Yes, it is possible that there was some lenticular (lens related) changes in consistency when on steroids, however there could be other reasons as well such as macular edema. Both these would have ideally been detected by the ophthalmologist...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: brown spot?, oculi, melanin
oculi, melanin, dr ken: The brown spot is most likely a deposition of melanin or pigmenaty deposits called melanosis oculi and is very common and benign. So long that it does not change in size, color, shape, borders, elevation, you do not need to worry. Might be a good idea to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: bubble inside eye, vitreous floater, experience vision loss
vitreous floater, experience vision loss, retinal examination: Jesus: It sounds like you are experiencing a vitreous floater-which can occur in various shapes, sizes, colors. These are annoying but basically harmless. So long as you dont experience vision loss, flashes or lightening-type sparks, and many of these floaters,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Catarac lens implant problem, lens implant, eye surgeon
lens implant, eye surgeon, shroff: Dear Joe, Unlikely to re-do the lens implant. To improve vision, firstly find out if your vision improves to 20/20 with glasses or refraction. If it does, then you can still speak to your treating eye surgeon to see if a top up LASIK can be done (again,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Confused over eyeglass rx, mitch axelrod, blurriness
mitch axelrod, blurriness, optometrist: Hi Melissa, There is a different written convention between the OD and MD. After conversion, the astigmatism is just stronger from your second exam ..The right is 1.75 vs 2.75 and the left is 0.75 vs 1.50. So the ophthalmologist s rx is about twice as strong....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact problems/Eye irritation, acuvue oasys, symptoms of seasonal allergies
acuvue oasys, symptoms of seasonal allergies, free lubricant: Helen: try not wearing your contact 1-2 weeks, while using both the steroid drops and topical lubricants. then go to a 1 day modality of disposable contact lens and discard daily as instructed. Make sure you are not using the hydroclear material. Try instead...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Corrective surgery for nearsighted glaucoma patient?, glaucoma patient, corneal thickness
glaucoma patient, corneal thickness, dr jill: David, I would tend to agree with the doctors who declined you for Lasik. Not only because of the temporary pressure increase, but also the change in your corneal thickness after the procedure makes pressure readings less reliable. I would also not recommend...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Detached retina, detached retina, first signs
detached retina, first signs, floaters: Often times, flashes and floaters would be the first signs of something going on in the retina, If the detachment had been undetected for 2 years as you say, the retina can still be surgically repaired however any sensory damage most likely at this point would...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Double Image in the right eye, ghost image, eye image
ghost image, eye image, double image: Dear Nilesh, Both of our eyes are never the same.... what you are undergoing is fatigue of ur eye muscles... the image is getting de-focused sooner than it was getting earlier.... that could be of various reasons... like usage of constant computer work,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Double vision, mitch axelrod, nerve problems
mitch axelrod, nerve problems, optical centers: Hello Louis, Double vision when viewing through both eyes is due to the eyes being misaligned. This commonly happens due to eye muscle or nerve problems, but in this case I suspect it is due to a significant difference of power between the two lenses of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Exetropia and astigmatism, s ghosh, bright sunny day
s ghosh, bright sunny day, eye condition: Dear Murali your peadiactric ophthalmologist has treated ur son absolutely well. ur son is Myopic which we term it as physiological if within -6 diapter... and his eye power is not much to get overtly worried about... do make sure he wears his glasses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye drops causing vertigo, wont drain, genteal
wont drain, genteal, lacrimal duct: Tish; in my over thirty years of experience using these very same products I never heard of vertigo as a side effect. Try using punctal pressure after instillation of your favorite lubricant eye drop; that is apply pressure on the inner, lower eyelid blocking...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye flashes, eye flashes, head trauma
eye flashes, head trauma, awaiting surgery: Any new flashing lights seen only in one eye should be checked out immediately. There is a chance your retina is detaching. Please make an appointment for a dilated eye exam within the next day or two. If the doctor who told you it might be related to your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye freckle, freckle in the back of my eye
freckle in the back of my eye: Dear Tami, I had answered this query before. No, dont be worried, but yes, this needs follow up. Very rarely do we see a change in the nevus. You can read more about it on http://vision.about.com/od/sportsvision/a/Eye_Freckle.htm Best, Dr Shroff...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye mucous, s ghosh, dry eye syndrome
s ghosh, dry eye syndrome, ur eyes: Dear Carol, to the best of my knowledge you are suffering from DRY EYE SYNDROME which is a very common entity in aged individual.... you need to be on lubricating eye drops round the clock.... do see your local ophthalmologist and get an opinion regarding...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Problem, dry eye syndrome, red veins
dry eye syndrome, red veins, eye problem: Burning and dilitation of the outer blood vessels of the eye could indeed be caused by dry eye syndrome, or conjunctivitis. But the serious sign is the loss of vision in three weeks. You need to be examined to determine why your vision is lost and how...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye problem, dust particle, dust particles
dust particle, dust particles, mild infection: Dear Hanif, Sounds like an infection or allergy. You seem to have been given Gentamycin (anti bacterial) and Acyclovir (anti viral), if you have used it correctly wihtout missing any doseage then it should have helped a mild infection, but may not help...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye problem, s ghosh, refractive error
s ghosh, refractive error, eye problem: Dear Yusuf, All you have is a refractive error and u need to wear a pair of glasses.. This is a very common problem and every second person you would find wears a pair of glasses... There is nothing to worry about, your eyes are healthy.. All u need...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Have eye problem 2yrs after shingles, superficial punctate keratitis, herpes zoster virus
superficial punctate keratitis, herpes zoster virus, forehead area: Shingles, the same virus that causes chicken pox, is the Herpes Zoster Virus (HSV). The sequellae (long erm complications) of this virus can be many; among which is dry eye, pseudodendrties - which are heaped up epithelial plaques or superficial punctate keratitis,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye strain with new glasses, prescription glasses, frame choice
prescription glasses, frame choice, muscle balance: it appears you are hyperopic, with a very mild astigmatism, and also presbyopic (need for extra reading power). when these events start to unfold, for most people around late 30s, early 40s, it is a dynamic system. most people pay attention to the focusing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My eye has suddenly changed colour today, optic nerve head, s ghosh
optic nerve head, s ghosh, epileptic seizure: Hello Kelly, Due to epileptic attacks and seizures there could be loss of blood supply to your eyes... and due to this you could be having a change in color in ur eyes... u need to see an ophthalmologist right away urgently to get ur vision tested... ur...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my eyes, corneal dystrophies, partial blindness
corneal dystrophies, partial blindness, retinal detachment: Dear Me: without examining you myself along with your total history, it is impossible to make a diagnosis based on a one sentence description. Partial blindness can come from many things among which are amblyopia, optic nerve anomalies, macular disease,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye drops causing vertigo, eye drops, inner ear
Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye drops causing vertigo, eye drops, inner ear, vertigo

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Floaters, dr ken, reply
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Floaters, dr ken, reply

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vitreous detachment and macular edema, dr berger, retinal specialists
Ophthalmology & Optometry: vitreous detachment and macular edema, dr berger, retinal specialists, diagnosis

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Floaters, cataract development, better vision
cataract development, better vision, eye examination: Cataract development and its related surgery if necessary have nothing to do with floaters and certainly will not rid them. And the fact that one eye corrects a little bit better than the other is also quite normal . Many patients in fact do get better vision...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: floaters, peripheral retina, detached retina
peripheral retina, detached retina, optomap: ....you went in because you had floaters and they did not dilate you?? There is no way to check whether floaters are significant unless they dilate you.* In the hands of an experienced and competent doctor, a complete regular eye exam that includes dilation...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ghost Imaging/Eye Floaters, mitch axelrod, eye floaters
mitch axelrod, eye floaters, ghost images: Hi Keagan, It sounds like you still have some residual astigmatism despite the new Rx, so maybe a follow up appt is indicated. Floaters are normal, but any significant change in them, like many new ones or a big new one, especially if accompanied by flashing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My girls, lazy eye, crossed eye
lazy eye, crossed eye, farsighted: Hi Candace, Your daughters are quite farsighted, especially the 3 yr old. You are under the wrong impression if you thing making the eyes work hard is somehow beneficial. The eyes are not like arm muscles that need to be exercised and get better with hard...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Does glaucoma has any influence with glaucoma., glaucoma patient, s ghosh
glaucoma patient, s ghosh, pressure variations: Dear Pradeeban, yes it can effect ur glaucoma status... because the zyoptix treatment is mainly burning of a few layers of tissue to correct ur refractive error... and it is known to cause intraocular pressure variations in eyes, can precipitate glaucoma...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: gray spots on the white part of my son's eyes?, gray spots, suprax
gray spots, suprax, upper eyelid: I agree with your doctor. there is nothing to worry about. Apparently there is a deposition of pigment on the sclera (white part of eye) . this is caller hyperpigmenation oculi can can lead to harmless greyish or brownish deposits on the eyeball. They either...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Haze/Glare/Blurr After IOL immplants, ocular history, free lenses
ocular history, free lenses, vision halos: These symptoms are mostly from the RK procedure but can also occur from an improperly inserted IOL, a tilted IOL, uncorrected astigmatism and other inherent optical defects and aberrations. Coupled with you RK procedure can lead to more than normal amounts...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: healthy amount of..?, computers eyes strain
computers eyes strain: Dear Michelle, More than the total amount of time spent in front of the PC is the time spent in continuity. If more than 1/2 hr to 45 mins, you are putting a strain on the eyes which could result in Computer Vision Syndrome. Please read about computers...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: help, eye tissues, hello doctor
eye tissues, hello doctor, sun glasses: Well, if your vision is getting better and was only blurry when you had been crying, there is no need to wear the glasses. If you went for the exam right after the crying and your eye tissues were temporarily swollen (or whatever was causing the temporary...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hey, computer vision syndrome, visual fatigue
computer vision syndrome, visual fatigue, fatigue symptoms: Dear Jairo, Am not sure what this terminology means, but usually described with use of computers as computer vision syndrome with red eyes, dry eyes, headaches, heaviness etc. needs to be evaluated if actually from the eye due to power or some other...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, eye fatigue, eye problem
eye fatigue, eye problem, eye strain: Jairo, Any time someone experiences something in their vision that is unusual that doesn t resolve on it s own shortly, I recommend an eye exam. It could be the sign of a serious problem with your eye or any part of the visual system (parts of the brain)....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, ocular migrane, ocular symptoms
ocular migrane, ocular symptoms, dr jill: If this is your first time having a migraine? There are lots of different types and causes. Many of them have ocular symptoms. They do not typically cause a person to go blind. I would recommend you see your primary care doctor to explore causes, prevention...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, ocular migrane, s ghosh
ocular migrane, s ghosh, yesturday: Hello Jairo, Did u have these kinds of episodes earlier? are u taking any medicines for migraine? it is best to see a neurologist and a ophthalmologist to rule our any other associated problem. the vision disturbance usually clears in a day or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, s ghosh, self medicate
s ghosh, self medicate, dry eye syndrome: Dear Jairo, you mentioned you have night blindness.... do you know the cause for it? do you have a family history? is it since birth? your eyes are very dry... the symptoms you are having is very characteristic of dry eye syndrome... home remedy is to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, computer vision syndrome, mitchell axelrod
computer vision syndrome, mitchell axelrod, subjective complaints: HI Jairo, I don t know of any significant medical issues, the usual problems are more subjective complaints of discomfort, eyestrain , blur, dry eye, tired eyes , etc. You can search the web for computer vision syndrome and learn a lot. Regards, Mitchell...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, proper eyewear, visual fatigue
proper eyewear, visual fatigue, eyestrain: So far as we know computers do not cause any long term damage to the eyes or any eye disease.what they can cause is temporary visual distress. A person without proper eyewear or a proper ergonomic setup may experience headaches and/or visual fatigue which...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, computers and eyes strain computer eye disease
computers and eyes strain computer eye disease: Dear Jairo, Computers commonly cause Coputer Vison Syndrome a combination of dry eyes, allergies, powers (refractive errors) to seep in. There are of course methods to avoid these. Please read more about it on www.shroffeye.org Best, Dr Shrof...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, computer eye strain, visual fatigue
computer eye strain, visual fatigue, excessive computer: Jairo: No eye disease however computer eye strain, visual fatigue, headaches, burning eyes, inefficiency in your tasks, can all result from excessive computer use as well as mild refractive errors that are not adequately corrected to relieve the eyestrain...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, computer vision syndrome, optometric physician
computer vision syndrome, optometric physician, excessive computer: Jairo, Computer vision Syndrome is a very common issue we see today among computer users. It is caused by excessive computer use. It can involve driving dry eyes, fatigue, eye strain, neck pain, headaches. It usually does not cause permanent damage to the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, Computer use, computers and vision
Computer use, computers and vision: Jairon, I am not aware of any diseases that computer use can cause but there are syndromes that can be, at least, aggravated by computer use. Dry eye syndrome can be aggravated by computer use because computer users blink their eyes less often then non-computer...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, glaucoma symptoms, eye exams
glaucoma symptoms, eye exams, glaucoma: The problem with glaucoma is it really has no symptoms until really late in the disease cycle. The best and almost only way to diagnose glaucoma is by having eye exams at regular intervals, by the same practitioner if possible so changes can be noted....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, tension glaucoma, routine eye exam
tension glaucoma, routine eye exam, night blindness: Jairo, The follow-up question is outside the scope of my license and knowledge base. I would see an optometrist and have them evaluate those symptoms. Sooner is better to prevent them from becoming more pronounced or letting the underlying condition go...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, night blindness
night blindness: Dear Jairo, True night blindness is a vitamin deficiency and one which is diagnosed by an eye expert. If having difficulty during night in vision, there couold be other reasons. Best would be to check the same with the local eye clinic/ centre as...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, vitreous haze, mitch axelrod
vitreous haze, mitch axelrod, routine eye exam: Hi Jairo, Cloudy vision is usually due to the optical pathway of light traversing your eye being less than clear. Typically cataract or vitreous haze. Retinal disease also can sometimes cause vision described as hazy or cloudy. A routine eye exam should...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, ocular migrane, irreversible blindness
ocular migrane, irreversible blindness, symptoms of migraine: Dear Jairo, The migraine cauuse needs to be determined. There are some serious issues like tumours in the brain causing symptoms of migraine and if not investigated in time, yes , these rare situations may lead to irreversible blindness. But, not the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, ocular migranes, ocular migraines
ocular migranes, ocular migraines, vision disturbances: Ocular migraines can cause vision disturbances and temporary fleeting blindness , but nothing permanent. The important thing is to determine the cause of these migraines You need to get a neurological workup. Stress, allergies, cardiovascular events, smoking...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, subscribtion, prescriptions
subscribtion, prescriptions, glasses: I don t know what country you are speaking of but I have seen prescriptions come in from all over the world and no matter where they came from they were written in a format we could understand. That means we could reliably make the glasses no matter where...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: high eye pressure after ICL, angle closure glaucoma, optometric physician
angle closure glaucoma, optometric physician, eye cornea: Amit, I tend to trust the accuracy and precision of AT more than NCT. So I would say that your pressure is 22. I agree with the doctor s decision to stop the drops as the pressure you were achieving with it was not much different than without it (so far)....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hyphema, amblyopic eye, protective sports
amblyopic eye, protective sports, safety glasses: No. Im sure it wont be permanent. The dilating drops can cause dilation and blurred vision for days; in some cases even longer, depending on your eye color, pigmentation, sensitivity, etc. Be patient. It will return to normal in time. During your follow...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: infant corneal floaties, corneal specialist, corneal infection
corneal specialist, corneal infection, scar tissue: Dear Debra, Cannot be sure what patches would move around, unless old patches are healing and new ones forming. Sounds like a corneal infection, definitely needs the corneal specialist to look into. Does she have any other issues? fever, discharge...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Large Pupils, migraine sufferer, pitch blackness
migraine sufferer, pitch blackness, large pupils: Dear Sara: Large pupils are quite common and so is noticing some light flashes occassionally when going to light to extreme dark environments. Sometimes these visuual phenomena can be caused by dark to light and light to dark adaptation; stress, ophthalmic...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lattice Degeneration of the Cornea, cornea transplants, corneal dystrophies
cornea transplants, corneal dystrophies, optometric physician: Kimberly, The are a couple of different types of Lattice Corneal Degeneration. The most common one is inherited and usually present during the first decade of life. Not everyone that has lattice ends up needing a corneal transplant. I think you and your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Medicine for my son, johnson baby shampoo, water fomentation
johnson baby shampoo, water fomentation, lid hygiene: Hello Cindy, Good you stopped the eye medications... the red dots are the blood vessels of the glands that are prominent ... it will subside by its own... consult another Ophthalmologist... and best to maintain lid hygiene with hot fomentation. thank...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ophthalmic, glaucoma suspect, glaucoma
glaucoma suspect, glaucoma : Dear Ashwin, Sorry if the earlier reply did not answer your doubts completely. 1. I cannot comment on the eye status when the first iridotomy was done. 2. The situation you are currently in is most important. No, many glauocma patients who are regular...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Papilledema, pseudo tumor cerebri, mitch axelrod
pseudo tumor cerebri, mitch axelrod, routine eye exam: Hi Sarah, All your symptoms are consistent with the diagnosis, and I would want you seen sooner also. You will probably be given some medicine and it is so very important to lose weight. Not all overweight people have papilledema, but those that do must...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: reaction to travatan z drops, glaucoma medication, travatan z
glaucoma medication, travatan z, glaucoma specialist: Dear Linda, Travatan eyedrop being a prostaglandin is known to cause this kind of ocular irritation... your husband is sensitive to the molecule of travatan so best is to notify ur glaucoma specialist and shift to another anti-glaucoma medication instead....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red eye, subconjunctival hemorrhage, indoor lighting
subconjunctival hemorrhage, indoor lighting, artificial tears: Ok, if your vision is perfectly normal in that eye and there is no real pain and the light sensitivity is no more than slight, I think it is ok to wait for your appointment in two days. If any of those are NOT the case, then you must go in more like today....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retinal detachment, s ghosh, retinal detachment
s ghosh, retinal detachment, retinal cell: Hello Dale, In almost 99.9% cases the retinal cell go in for a permanent dysgenesis and damage... the retina becomes frail tissue paper like and the blood supply is lost completely leading to ischaemia. if you have any further queries do let me know......

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ritalin eye pain, eye muscles, neck muscles
eye muscles, neck muscles, horrific pain: Ritalin, like any drug, can become ineffective after a while and intolerance can occur. Allergic reactions and adverse side-effects can occur to a drug at any time. Some of these effects are sudden and some occur after taking the drug a while and some can...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sclera, conjunctival cyst, clear mucus
conjunctival cyst, clear mucus, hypersensitivity reactions: Dear Pam . Firstly, leave your contacts our for a few days and wear your eyeglasses. Without seeing a picture, it sounds like you either have developed a conjunctival cyst, or Bitot s Spot, most likely the former. A short course of topical steroids will usually...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Strabismus Question, eye doc, bifocals
eye doc, bifocals, strabismus: You need to see the eye doc who examined you again after having your eyeglasses made three time to no avail. If you get no results , get another opinion,. Did you have prism before? perhaps there s too much? too little? double vision? cataracts? please find...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Unopened expired contact lenses, mitch axelrod, monthly contact lenses
mitch axelrod, monthly contact lenses, acceptability: Hi Andrea, If the lenses are not expired and unopened and have been stored without undue exposure to heat, then they are OK. The degrees question I do not understand, but if it has to do with the prescription, then it is unrelated to the expiration date...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Viral conjunctivitus?, viral conjunctivitus, acute iritis
viral conjunctivitus, acute iritis, viral conjunctivitis: Hello Carly, Redness in the eyes is a very common problem among individuals.... i need to ask you a few questions before i answer yours... 1. does your eyes pain? 2. do you have headache associated with it? 3. is your vision stable? 4. do you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: viral conjunctivitus?, viral conjunctivitus, viral conjunctivitis
viral conjunctivitus, viral conjunctivitis, eye doctors: Wow - I am sorry you are having such a difficult time with this. I very much doubt it is viral or bacterial because neither of those would last as long as a month. They pretty much get better, whether you treat them or not, within two weeks. You don t mention...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vitreous detachment and macular edema, optical coherence tomography, vitreous detachment
optical coherence tomography, vitreous detachment, retina vitreous: Dan you need to discuss this with your retina specialist about the implications of your test results OR get another opinion from another retinologist. dr. ken Dan You are right. OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) is not my area of expertise. My...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vitreous gel, vitreous jelly, vitreous gel
vitreous jelly, vitreous gel, s ghosh: Dear Pat, with age the Vitreous jelly looses its consistency and becomes watery like and thready like... what you need to monitor about ur eyes is whether the floaters are increasing or not and whether any associated flashes of light you are experiencing.......

Ophthalmology & Optometry: weak optic nerve, optic nerve head, visual field test
optic nerve head, visual field test, pachymetry: Dear Sabrena: Its good that you got checked early. If you indeed do develop glaucoma, like your grandfather, you caught it early and the treatments today are far suprior to that of your granddads era. Ive never heard the expression that your optic nerve...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: why I see a black spot when I strain my eyes to the side?, vitreous floater, mitch axelrod
vitreous floater, mitch axelrod, phosphene: Hi Jairo It may be a vitreous floater or it may be a phosphene from tension on the retina when the muscle is pulling on the eyeball. Look up those terms on google and see if the information makes sense. you can get an eye exam and discuss it with the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: bubbles in eyes, Ocular Migraine, Flashing lights
Ocular Migraine, Flashing lights: Wendy, I have seen those too. Mine move in a circular pattern around the center of my eye. The have a small trace following behind them and you description of a Neutrino is spot on. That is likely an ocular migraine. In some people they signal the oncoming...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataract and Strabismus, cataract and squint, strabismus
cataract and squint, strabismus: Dear Johanna, Yes, the cataract should be treated by surgery if interfering with the vision as it will only help you see better. The strabismus may also be contributing to a certain amount of decreased vision. Strabismus does not stop one from doing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract surgery 2+ years ago - recent eye injury concerns, lens dislocation, cataract surgery
lens dislocation, cataract surgery, mental stress: Dear Jennifer, More than being concerned regarding the lens implant, I would be worried regarding his retina- which if detached, then is best fixed and treated ASAP. The lens dislocation is seen as double vision or even haziness which is constant, in...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Chalazion, chalazion treatment
chalazion treatment: Hi Mike, I personally am not in favour of the steroid injection as these do not work. The injections may sound less invasive to you, but even the excision procedure of the chalzion is fairly simple, not seen on your skin and doe snot require more than a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Chalazion, surgical excision, steroid injections
surgical excision, steroid injections, steroid injection: Dear John . steroid injections directly into the lesion is quite effective and only rarely could cause depigmentation. in fact in 37 years of practice I ve seen it happen only once. Surgical excision is very popular among eye surgeons expecially if the lesion...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Chronic Eye Problem, s ghosh, warm compresses
s ghosh, warm compresses, eye lids: Dear Shelly, Eyelids or in particular skin problems never get totally cured... management of these cases are purely based on symptomatic relief... my advice would be stop using anything... no medicines, no makeup, no soap, etc, let it get better in...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Chronic Eye Problem, warm compresses, eye lids
warm compresses, eye lids, eye lashes: Shelly, The picture does have the appearance of angular bleph. I must say that the bacterial form tends to have more crusting and scabbing than what you appear to have. I am not as familiar with the look of the fungal type. Dr. Jill Ellison www.trinityeyeassociates.com...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: concern about vision problem, ocular migraine, high cholesterol
ocular migraine, high cholesterol, vision problem: Dear Sara: It sounds like youre experiencing an ocular migraine, without headache. You didnt indicate your age or your history, but stress, smoking, hyperlipidemia, (high cholesterol, etc), hypertension, excessive use of coffee, cheese, caffeine, nuts, chocolate,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Congenital Blindness - Hereditary Disease ?, blind parents, genetic counselling
blind parents, genetic counselling: Dear Prashant, Congenital blindness has various causes. It may not be necessary that both parents have the same exact genetic cause of blindness. Genetic Counseling is an important part of managing genetic disorders. The risk of occurrence / recurrence...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Congenital Blindness - Hereditary Disease ?, congenital blindness, hereditary disease
congenital blindness, hereditary disease, normal vision: This answer is impossible to answer because there are numerous reasons a child could be born blind... which is congenital blindness. These can be random mutatuons or bad luck, or can be genetically inherited. There are plenty of examples that I can think...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Congenital Blindness - Hereditary Disease ?, congenital blindness, inheritance pattern
congenital blindness, inheritance pattern, blind parents: Prashant, The term congenital blindness is a general term and only means that the person was born blind. It does not specify the reason. A person can be congenitally blind for several reasons: Genetics, disease or maternal exposure to disease, chemicals,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lense Diameter, contact lens fit, contact lens diameter
contact lens fit, contact lens diameter: Rachel, The diameter of a lens can affect the fit and thickness of a lens. By changing the diameter you can affect the lens fit. Many times the diameter, being one part of the equation to correctly fitting contact lenses, is altered to gain the benefits...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dialated pupil, urrets Zavalia Syndrome, dilated pupil after cataract
urrets Zavalia Syndrome, dilated pupil after cataract: Dear Alice, sorry but I had answered this query, wonder how it is still unanswered in the box? Anyways, this could be a temporary issue which usually is just monitored. The dilation effect settles down spontaneously and in some cases may take over a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Differences in prescriptions., dr jill, left eye
dr jill, left eye, don don: Don, The difference in your prescription is a pretty typical change. The difference in your left eye is that no astigmatism was found this year. The DS stands for Diopter Sphere (spherical prescription). Dr. Jill Ellison www. trinityeyeassociates.co...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: why everytime I strain my eyes to the side I see a black spot?, physical eye, eye specialist
physical eye, eye specialist, shroff: Dear Jairo, This could be something normal that everyone sees. Not knowing exactly what physical eye movement you are doing... I request you write down all q s and visit an optometrist. It need not be an eye specialist in the first stage. Most of you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my eye, nerve supply, ball moves
nerve supply, ball moves, eye drop: Dear Cornell, Sometimes a sinus attack or case of sub clinical sinusitis manifests with the symptoms you are describing. Why dont you consider having an ENT examine you or even a good physician. This may not be related to the eye itself as the nerve...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my eye, swelling of the eye, ball moves
swelling of the eye, ball moves, eye drop: Dear Cornell: Dry eye is indeed the first thing that comes to mind, however mild allergy can contribute to swelling of the eye s tissues allowing the same type of sensation of tightness and irritation and pressure . If it doesnt go away in a couple of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my eye, s ghosh, eye muscles
s ghosh, eye muscles, ball moves: hello cornell, do u use the computer or mobile a lot? u maybe suffering from a spasm of the eye muscles which will only get relieved after relaxing the eye muscles with cycloplegics.... get back to ur doctor and ask him this question.... and please...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my eye, mitch axelrod, sinus congestion
mitch axelrod, sinus congestion, inflamed muscles: Hi Cornell It does sound like you have dry eyes or sinus congestion, but you also may have mildly inflamed muscles behind your eyes. You can try using the drops every 1-2 hours, make sure you are well hydrated, and take an anti-inflammatory like aspirin...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my eye, optic nerve, ball moves
optic nerve, ball moves, neuro ophthalmologist: Cornell, Dry eyes can manifest in a wide variety of signs and symptoms. If you are having pain with eye movement I would suggest going back to your eye doctor and reporting that. Some conditions can cause inflammation of the optic nerve. I must say however,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye drops, mitch axelrod, zaditor
mitch axelrod, zaditor, eye drop: HiJo, First try using the drops called lubricating drops used for dry eyes a lot. There are many choices, the nonpreserved ones are nice, and use them often. If you still have itching, try a drop with an antihistamine that says for allergy. Most also...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye drops, Allergies, Dry eyes
Allergies, Dry eyes: Jo, It would be best to know the cause of the itching to best know how to address it. If it is a result of seasonal allergies Naphcon A is an over the counter drop that may help. If it is dry eye related a drop like Systane. also over the counter would...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye gouged and stabbed with a stick, 2 weeks later my vision is still blurry, blunt trauma, vision problem
blunt trauma, vision problem, blurriness: Dear Rachael, The experience you have had is awful. However, yes the blurred vision could be due to some surface issue in healing, or maybe something inside the eye with blunt trauma. Either ways a dilated eye exam would have known if it was superficial...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye injury 2+ years after cataract surgery, dr berger, retinal detachment
dr berger, retinal detachment, cataract surgery: Yes. You are right. As a result of trauma, one can developed a subluxated (dislocated) lens, retinal edema called commotio retinae, hyphema, iris or retinal detachment, etc. so he should be checked out, especially if he s symptomatic with blurry vision. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Irritation, mitch axelrod, insect repellent
mitch axelrod, insect repellent, computer crash: Hi Jessica, Sorry to delay he response, I had a computer crash. Hopefully you are fine. In the future, any chemical splash to the eye deserves 15 minutes of gently constant flushing with saline or even tap water. If you can, get in the shower with gentle...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye prescription, eye prescription, muscle balance
eye prescription, muscle balance, eye strain: Tammy, This is a very mild prescription. There are some other issues that can be involved, like muscle balance, prism and eye health that could impact how the glasses will work, but if your concern is reading/computer work then an over the counter (OTC)...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye suggetions, powers high, -12.00 D
powers high, -12.00 D, weak eyesight: Dear Haider, Considering the high powers, I would not recommend laser vision correction, however ICL or Implantable lenses are safe and reversible if needed. You may read more about ICL on www.lasikindia.in and write to us for further details on dranand@lasikindia.in...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyes aren't making "Rheum" or "Sleep", lipids and proteins, blood shot eyes
lipids and proteins, blood shot eyes, excessive dryness: The discharge you are describing is generally a mix of lipids and proteins secreted into the tears by glands, as the tears dry and thicken it turns crusty, like mucous from your sinuses would. Its not really a good or bad thing, but in general a healthy individual...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyes and reading from screen, computers and eye strain, Shroff Eye Hospital
computers and eye strain, Shroff Eye Hospital: Dear Jay, While reading a newspaper or book etc, all you need is good reading light. However, when on the computers, you need to take frequent breaks, every 30 mins for about 5 mins to give your eyes a rest. The common thought was the 20-20-20 rule, ie....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyes and reading from screen, optometric physician, dr jill
optometric physician, dr jill, pixelation: Jay, Excessive reading in general can cause strain in the eyes because of the prolonged focusing fatigues the focusing muscles and decreased blinking can lead to dryness. Reading on the computer causes more fatigue because the pictures and letter you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyes and reading from screen, computer screens, itchy eyes
computer screens, itchy eyes, frequent breaks: Dear Jay. No, so long as you dont overdo it and take frequent breaks. Be reminded that there are many people in industry who work at computer screens 8-10 hrs per day. The rule of twenty is a good one: For every 20 minutes of computer viewing , take a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Portable Medical Devices - State of the Art Technology ?, mobile wireless communication, state of the art technology
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Portable Medical Devices - State of the Art Technology ?, mobile wireless communication, state of the art technology, instruments work

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Starburst,halo, double, glare, floaters, doctors
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Starburst,halo, double, glare, floaters, doctors

Ophthalmology & Optometry: flashing lights,cloudy vison, small vessel disease brain, small vessel disease
small vessel disease brain, small vessel disease, retina specialist: Dear Ken, you need to see a RETINA specialist right away... the jelly inside the eye has degenerated and is pulling the back layer of the eye that is the retina which may lead to its coming off from its place... people do experience these kinds of flashes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: flat cornea and contact lenses, base curve, dr ghosh
base curve, dr ghosh, rigid lenses: Dear Janet, there are several contact lenses available... soft, semisoft, rigid lenses etc.... no lenses are available for particular flat corneas... so the options are very limited... for u to wear lenses you need to have a trial of the same and be checked...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Flat cornea's and contact lenses, natural occurance, base curve
natural occurance, base curve, corneal power: Janet, As you said without actual measurements, it is difficult to give you a more specific answer. Most disposable soft lenses are made for average corneas. However, many companies have custom-made soft lenses that can be order in a wide range of curvatures....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Flat cornea's and contact lenses, acuvue oasys, base curve
acuvue oasys, base curve, eye specialist: Hi, Without specific measurements, I can not give you a specific answer. Many companies like Acuvue and Cooper make lenses which may fit flatter corneas. Acuvue Oasys is an excellent lens. Only the Dr who does your exam can tell you for sure and would...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: headaches related reading/computer use, CVS, Computer Vision Syndrome
CVS, Computer Vision Syndrome: Jason, I would consider Computer Vision Syndrome as a possible cause to your symptoms. It is a medical diagnosis and an employer would need to make reasonable accommodations for someone diagnosed. This may take the for of eye glasses designed for your work...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hello, light shadows, loss of vision
light shadows, loss of vision, eye doctor: There s not any particular condition that presents as you described. It is possible that you re seeing something called floaters. These are generally benign and we tend to notice these thing with illuminated backgrounds, like TV and computers. If this persists...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: hi, weird flashes, dr jill
weird flashes, dr jill, broad spectrum: Jairo, You have a broad spectrum of symptoms. When a person has flashes accompanied by floaters, he should be dilated ASAP to rule out retinal issues. This two symptoms are not related to computer use. Excessive use of computers can cause some fatigue...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, vision floaters, internet alot
vision floaters, internet alot, burning eyes: These symptoms are many and varried. There is not one thing that would cause all of your problems. Without a very thorough history and physical exam it would be impossible to explain. I would follow up with the doctor you saw and let them know you are...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: hi, glaucoma specialist, gonioscopy
glaucoma specialist, gonioscopy, systemic health: It s impossible to answer this question as is. First, it depends on how you define blind. Is blind complete 100% darkness? Is blind legal blind meaning you can t get your license? Is blind the loss of vision to the point where you can t perform...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: High IOP, optic nerve damage, slit lamp examination
optic nerve damage, slit lamp examination, fundus examination: Dear Ashwin, no solution comes with a permanent answer.... iridotomy may get fibrosed and closed with time leading to high IOP.... in turn causing optic nerve head damage.... IF NOT CONSULTED REGULARLY AND INTERMITTENTLY.... you are a diagnosed case...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lens problem, cataracts, dr ken
cataracts, dr ken, crackling: Karen: although it is rare, occassionally a crackling appearance on the lenses called crazing, can occur. It is usually due to the heat variations in the manufacturing process. The relacement of these lenses should solve the problem. Good question though....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Macular hole in retina, retinal hole, retinal tear
retinal hole, retinal tear: Dear Al, You must trust the retinal surgeon in this as the treatment honestly depends on the extent of the retinal damage. The laser treatment can be advised only if the damage is small like a small hole or tear. If in doubt seek another opinion, however...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my new eyeglass prescription, twenty one years, progressive lenses
twenty one years, progressive lenses, eyeglass prescription: Vee, I would expect no long term damage from this sort of change. I do find it unusual that you began wearing progressive bifocal lenses at twenty one years of age, that is uncommon. Not that it is cause for alarm but, it is what strikes me most about your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: new glasses, new glasses
new glasses: Lyndsy Your astigmatism is very mild and your right eye is slightly worse . Once your brain learns the new visual information it will not have trouble going back and forth between wearing glasses and taking them off. You won t see as well without them,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New Prescription Austgmatism, change of shape, object shift
change of shape, object shift, eye exam: Hi Irina,, contacts are available for the amount of astigmatism you have, but not in your left eye s axis with color from Ciba. While your astigmatism is the same power in both eyes, the axis is different and may explain why the vision is better in the right...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Portable Medical Devices - State of the Art Technology ?, Medical data sharing, realtime national data base for medical research
Medical data sharing, realtime national data base for medical research: Prashant Akerkar, Portable medical devices have had a significant impact on the practice of medicine. In the fields of optometry and ophthalmology, of which I am more familiar, their use is pervasive in virtually every office and setting. From auto-Refractors,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Portable Medical Devices - State of the Art Technology ?, state of the art technology, ultrasound devices
state of the art technology, ultrasound devices, device image: Prashant, I agree that portable medical devices are very useful to certain medical professional. The most important thing is the portable . It needs to be easy to transport, easy to use, and accurate and precise results. Portable devices can be very...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Post LASIK blurry eyes, post LASIK blurred vision
post LASIK blurred vision: Dear Ranjit, The recovery time for LASIK is near 3 months and yes, it is possible to have slight blurred vision with shadowy images in the first 2 weeks as well, in fact the commonest issue one faces as expectation is of crystal clear vision immediately...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Post LASIK brightness sensitivity, post LASIK blurred vision
post LASIK blurred vision: Hi Ranjit, The vision will keep improving until 3 months post LASIK. The blurriness that you describe seems normal for the period of recovery and usually settles down. This is more obvious at night as it is a brightly lit object against a dark background....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pseudopapilledema and LASIK surgery, pseudopapilledema, LASIK
pseudopapilledema, LASIK, shroff eye hospital: Dear Maureen, All you need to be is aware that if there is some decrease in vision after LASIK it may not be due to this procedure but may be due to the prior existing condition of papilledema. The condition itself should not be contraindicating the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retinal scan, Retinal Scanner, Laser exposure
Retinal Scanner, Laser exposure : Jay, This has got to be my favorite question, the best question I have received. My initial thinking is no harm is done. I base this on a machine I have used called the Heidelberg Retina Tomograph. It is used to scan the retina of the eye to detect changes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: rvo, vein occlusion, high blood pressure
vein occlusion, high blood pressure, systemic issues: Lynn, Usually BRVOs are a manifestation of systemic issues. The vein occlusion occurs because a harden artery lays over the vein and impedes blood flow through the vein. This is similar to stepping on a garden hose. The arteries usually get hard (atherosclerosis)...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Seeing Things, Dizzy, etc., mitch axelrod, low blood sugar
mitch axelrod, low blood sugar, low blood pressure: Hi Darcy, It sounds a little like you are having low blood pressure or low blood sugar, but I guess if you are on Zoloft you are seeing a doctor that knows you and monitors you I would think it has less to do with your eyes than your overall health. So...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: is this short sight, street lamps, eyetest
street lamps, eyetest, dull days: Maddy, Under low light circumstances our pupils dilate. This decreases depth of focus and leads to blurry vision even in persons with a very small amount of prescription. It certainly has been a long time since you had an eye exam, so your blurred vision...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Starburst,halo, double, glare, floaters, posterior vitreous detachment, ophthalmic migraine
posterior vitreous detachment, ophthalmic migraine, vitreous gel: Dear Eric: It sounds like you have either a PVD (posterior vitreous detachment) or an ophthalmic migraine, either of which can cause starburst , glare and halos. Floaters are more likely caused by the former. In either event, you should be checked out to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: why when I strain my eyes to the side I see a black spot?, eye doctor, sensation
eye doctor, sensation, good luck: Difficult to say. It is unusual to get the sensation of images, or shadows/spots, when you move the eyes. If there is anything else happening like pain, flashes of light or other spots I would make an appointment. If it persists or worsens I would see...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Trouble focusing on one thing with both eyes, binocularity, covd
binocularity, covd, street signs: It sounds like you re having trouble with binocularity, or the ability of the eyes to focus together, and have the brain fuse the images into one, 3D image. Most optometrists are trained well to diagnose and work with this, but optometrists specializing in...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Uneven Pupils, uneven pupils, s ghosh
uneven pupils, s ghosh, eye pupil: Dear Angela, firstly wishing ur little one a speedy recovery. due to the head injury there could be some kind of hemorrhage present which is resolving... a difference in eye pupil could be normal if the difference is within 2 mm and abnormal if more...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision Correction post Keratonus Transplant, cornea specialist, topography maps
cornea specialist, topography maps, cornea transplant: Hi Ingrid, Sorry to hear regarding the unexpected outcome of the surgery. However, one will need to find out what has caused this, sometimes it being an inflammation inside the eye which may need treatment. I think you best wait until a specialist has...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision loss due to radiation therapy., retinal ganglion cells, optic radiations
retinal ganglion cells, optic radiations, brain nerves: Mark, I am sorry to hear about your uncles condition. Before I answer this question let me first give you the disclaimer that I am not an expert in neurology or Oncomodulin and not familiar with the specifics of your uncles condition. From what I have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: visual field test, visual field test, time doctors
visual field test, time doctors, manageable disease: The vast majority of patients that go under visual field testing are having it done because their doctor believes there s compromise to the visual tract (pathway going from the eye to the back of the brain). There are many things that can cause visual field...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: visual field test, mitch axelrod, visual field test
mitch axelrod, visual field test, many different things: Hi Patricia, I agree with your suggestion that she talk more with her eye doctor. A visual field defect can be due to many different things, so depending on the specifics of the visual field, the doctor may have some idea what the problems could be. It...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: visual field test, visual field test, visual field tests
visual field test, visual field tests, eye dr: Patricia, It is difficult for me to say what this failed visual field means without seen the actual result. A failed visual field can be something as simple as a bad test taker (some people are just bad at doing Visual field tests). A bad visual field...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: visual field test, optic nerve head, visual field test
optic nerve head, visual field test, s ghosh: Dear Patricia, ask your friend not to worry too much about the test... usually there is a learning curve associated with these kinds of field test and never does a person get a field test correct in the first attempt.... moreover best get it done with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: visual field test, glaucoma, field of vision
glaucoma, field of vision: Dear Patricia, There is nothing like a failed visual field test. It may mean that she does not have normal visual fields. If that is what it means, then it means that her vision is compromised. usually all of us have a certain field of vision. If...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vitreous fluid blockage, vitreous fluid, rifle scope
vitreous fluid, rifle scope, examination findings: Dear Mike, Difficult to answer your query based on just the description. If you have any recent eye report with an eye specialist penning his examination findings esp of the retina, this could help us more. The same could be sent as an email to info@shroffeye.org...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: White spot on iris of 10 month old, pediatric opthamologist, s ghosh
pediatric opthamologist, s ghosh, albinism: Dear Donna, i am not sure whether to comment or not since i haven t examined ur child.. but it could be a case of albinism where the pigmentation of eyes are scarce. see you local doctor as per schedule nothing to worry about or it doesnt seem to be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: white things are appearing light pink, migraine sufferer, eye doctors
migraine sufferer, eye doctors, cream rinse: Kelli, The eye doctors tend to be the first persons to see a migraine sufferer, mainly because migraines tend to trigger vision/ocular phenomena such as the one you have experienced. However, migraines are more of a neurological event. If you have not done...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: may be the wrong perscription lens, eyeglass store, wrong prescription
eyeglass store, wrong prescription, correct material: Jenny, Make sure that they use the correct material. There different types of plastics (standard plastic and high index plastic), some lenses are also made from polycarbonate. You can have them check the prescription in the new glasses to make sure they...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Anisocoria, anisocoria
anisocoria: Dear Laura, The word Anisocoria simply means unequal pupils. It is a finding, not an eye disease. Uneven pupils are seen in normal population about 20 % incidences. Ruling out certain reasons like use of some medications, some inherent eye problems...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Black Spots in Vision, vitreous floaters, mitch axelrod
vitreous floaters, mitch axelrod, different shapes: hi Salman, It sounds like normal vitreous floaters and not to worry. If you teach your brain to find and observe them you will be obsessed, so ignore them and go back to what you were doing. If given a chance your brain will ignore them for you and you won...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataracts, cataract operation, s ghosh
cataract operation, s ghosh, optic nerves: Dear Marilyn, the amount of vision your husband had before the cataract developed will be regained post surgery.... but again it would be difficult to assess without actually clinically viewing the nerves... but there is absolutely no harm in getting operated...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cloudiness in one lense, soft contact lenses, rgp
soft contact lenses, rgp, cleaning solution: Vichas, What do you mean by semi-soft contact lenses? I know that hard and RGP s can be polished are you referring to the latter, the RGP? What do you use to clean the contact lenses? How often to you clean them? How long do you wear them? ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: constant eye troubles, eye troubles, sensory perception
eye troubles, sensory perception, visual deficits: John : you need to see a top neurologist who specializes and treats migraine - which can be very debilitating. Also visual deficits as well as neurological symptoms as memory, recognition, recall, sensory perception, aura, and even numbess, and paralysis...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My contacts prescription, contact lens prescription, mitch axelrod
contact lens prescription, mitch axelrod, model size: Hi Layla, A contact lens prescription has more information required than just a power number like -4.75 or -5.00. So you have to get examined,fit and trained for contacts and the doctor will specify a brand, model, size, and so on. Then you can buy your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: difference between contacts and glasses., special occassions, spare pair
special occassions, spare pair, dr ken: There is nothing wrong with alternating the use of eyeglasses and contact lenses. Some folks choose contacts for full time use and other choose eyeglasses; some folks use contacts for special occassions only , like tennis, golf, basketball, dancing, etc others...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dominant eye, non-dominant eye, nikon slr camera, eye dominance
nikon slr camera, eye dominance, ocular dominance: Jo: Ocular dominance is simply put, the preferred fixating or focusing eye at the distance level of viewing. The testing is usually performed with the hole-in -the -card test and merely shows the preferred eye. That being said if the dominant eye becomes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: very early cataracts, choroidal nevus, opthalmologist
choroidal nevus, opthalmologist, uncorrected vision: Dear Sherri, Change in glass prescription, whitening of the natural lens ie cataract development... varies from person to person... and it could be months or years... so stop thinking too much... be relaxed... be on a regular follow up... and once you see...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: elevated pressure from Tobradex, dear ruth, lumigan
dear ruth, lumigan, eye dr: Dear Ruth: Tobradex contains a steroid, specifically dexamethasone. Some patients are steroid responders, that is, the pressure in the eyes become elevated as a side effect. Usually the elimination or cessation of the drug will allow the intraocular pressure...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: One eye blinks faster during photos being taken, blink reflex, nervous reaction
blink reflex, nervous reaction, ptosis: Dear Jack. It could be as a result of some lid swelling in one eye, possibly caused by allergy, infection, mass, etc. It could also be that you have a slight ptosis (lid droop ) in one eye only. An ocular examination and evaluation would reveal what the exact...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: One eye closing faster than other photos, blink reflex, shroff
blink reflex, shroff, daily routine: Dear Jack, You do have to keep in mind that both eyes are two different organs. It is simply like both your hands, although you may know that you are right handed, it is not obvious to your body in your daily routine that this hand or side is stronger...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Pains, eye pains, sinus pressure
eye pains, sinus pressure, burning sensation: Josh: If your dad does not have a rash on his face or forehead, he most likely has a dry eye condition, which can lead to keratitis and eye pain. He may also have iritis which can cause pain. If the eye doctor says his eye is normal, get a second opinion....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: one eye smaller only in photos though, blink reflex, dr jill
blink reflex, dr jill, light exposure: Jack, The blink reflex although simultaneous, it is not necessarily symmetric. I think the eye that is closer to the flash is going to react more as the light is going to reach it first and more light exposure as well. From my experience asymmetric blink...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: one eye smaller in photos, blink reflex, s ghosh
blink reflex, s ghosh, inflammation of the eye: Dear Jack, there could be several causes for one eye being smaller than the other.... like u could be having some lid infection, or conjunctival infection, or any inflammation of the eye causing it to respond later... see your ophthalmologist soon so...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: one eye smaller in photos only, blink reflex, extraocular muscles
blink reflex, extraocular muscles, many different things: Yeah, if there is inconsistency between photographs, then there for sure is some other component. There is absolutely a possibility that the flash is inducing more of a squint or pseudoptosis in one eye. The brain is a complicated and not-well-understood...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: First eye exam, friends in the distance, prescription paper
friends in the distance, prescription paper, vision tasks: You do indeed have something to compare to. You said your friends can see better at distance than you do. The only way to really see the difference is to get a pair of eyeglasses for TV, driving, movies, and compare it to your natural vision. If you don...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my glasses, mitch axelrod, strong glasses
mitch axelrod, strong glasses, worn glasses: Hi Cornell, Sounds normal so when you wake up put on your glasses and don t take them off. you have to walk around the house and outdoors while wearing the new glasses. You will adjust soon, a few days maybe, and then be able to go between the glasses and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my glasses, new pair of glasses, worn glasses
new pair of glasses, worn glasses, teen years: it isn t unusual to have some discomfort when switching to glasses, some people do experience different things. the smaller and slanted view is not unusual. i would recommend trying to wear them as much as possible for a few days to let your eyes adjust......

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my glasses, adaptation period, worn glasses
adaptation period, worn glasses, dr jill: Cornell, What you are experiencing is absolutely normal. You have a moderately high prescription in minus power. Minus lenses in glasses minify things. Optically glasses are totally different than contacts, so there will be an adaptation period. I would...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glasses, mitch axelrod, spatial perception
mitch axelrod, spatial perception, first timers: Hi Britt, Your glasses are mild, and help with sharpness at about 10 feet and beyond. So going to movies, driving especially at night, etc. they will help. But close up they likely don t help. However, if you feel they help you or you are more visually...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glasses and contacts, power contact, lens material
power contact, lens material, dr jill: Taylor, There is a difference in power going from glasses to contacts when the power is higher than -4.00. Her doctor should be able to convert the prescription for her when she gets an eye exam. The reason why is different is because the glasses sit...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glasses Vs Contacts??, dr jill, eye exams
dr jill, eye exams, ellison: Sarah, If your prescription is -.50 and -.75 then your contact lenses are just that: OD -.50 and OS -.75. Some patients however, prefer that convenience of having the same prescription in both eyes. In this case some may end up wearing -.50 in both eyes....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glaucoma, optometrist, Glaucoma
optometrist, Glaucoma, eye strain: Studies are still progressing on this subject, and as per the Japanese study there is a risk of developing Glaucoma does not mean that every one who works on computer for longer hours and is farsighted is at risk. But it is advisable to take frequent breaks...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Headache and eye dryness, Issues with new prescription,
Issues with new prescription, , accommodation: My guess is that you are in or near your forties. If that is the case the extra power was more than your lens can accommodate and that is the cause of the difficulty. I would ask the doctor what your acuity is with the old prescription vs. the new prescription...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Heavy eyes, internal medicine doctor, dr berger
internal medicine doctor, dr berger, taking a nap: Shawn: Many of these psychotropic drugs cause dry eyes wnich in turn can cause tires eyes, scratchy, burning eyes and create that heavy sensation. Try Systane Ultra, BionTears, or lacrilube ointment to see if you get any relief. Good luck, dr. ke...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hering's Law - Unilateral Ptosis - Bilateral Ptosis, ptosis
ptosis: Dear Jill, Ptosis needs step-wise management- the most important being to find its cause. The cause may be neurological (from the central nervous system) or mechanical (due to some pressure) or systemic diseases like thyroid or sometimes even acquired....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Husbands vision problems, cataract, optic nerve damage
cataract, optic nerve damage: Dear Marilyn, I completely understand your concerns. Yes, the optic nerve is in another location inside the eyeball, and responsible for the vision. If damaged, then this visual loss is irreversible. However, a development of a cataract which reduces...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ICL, Lasik, ultra lasik, or normal glasses, check ups, dry weather
check ups, dry weather, natural lens: As with any surgical procedure, there is always risks of the outcome, infection, or simply less-than-desireable results, as well as side effects which are often to be expected such as flare, glare, rainbows, and halos. The good news is that in most cases they...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: inquary about eye classes, computer sewing, russian doctor
computer sewing, russian doctor, computer work: With a prescription of +1.00 for both eyes, most people would need that only for near work, including reading, computer, sewing, drawing, etc. Basically, anything you re going to hold in your hands for an extended period of time. Not wearing the glasses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: IOLs puzzlement, cataract surgery, dr berger
cataract surgery, dr berger, diagnostic exams: Dear Sue: If you dont mind wearing post-op bifocals or reading glasses and want to maximize your best vision potential, then discuss with your eye surgeon to plan to give you your best distance vision using the power corrected in the IOLs, and tell her...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Issues of wrong prescriptions., hand eye coordination, depth perception
hand eye coordination, depth perception, dear sam: Dear Sam: The following effects can occur by the scenario you mentioned: dependency; headache; ocular strain; fatigue, tearing, redness, discomfort; irritation, underperformance of visually - related tasks; double vision; hand-eye coordination dificulties,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lasik Eye Surgery Questions, LASIK
LASIK: Tiffany, It is rare to have any discomfort or pain during or after a LASIK procedure. You remain awake and alert and it takes but a few minutes to complete. The link to follow will answer your questions in greater detail than I can; http://www.allaboutvision.com/visionsurgery/...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lid hygiene post LASIK, post LASIK blurred vision
post LASIK blurred vision: Dear Ranjit, After 2 months, you can surely clean gently around and top of the eyes, it is the vigorous rubbing that we ask you to avoid. It takes fairly strong rubbing to disturb the healing. In any case, you will need to follow up with your treating...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: can two myopes marry?, both parents as myopes
both parents as myopes: Dear Vimala, Although one cannot answer the possibilities with 100 % guarantees, yes, there is a high likelihood that your children may be Myopic as well. However, given that even you have a high myopic power, it is possible that the same situation may...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Mysterious Symptoms, cataract surgeons, retina specialist
cataract surgeons, retina specialist, cataract surgery: Nikki: Metamorphopsia can occur from ARMD, retinal edema, fluid build up, hemmorhage, detachment, etc. pain can come as a result, of dry eye, conjunctivitis, iritis, glaucoma, thyroid disease, and a multitude of other scenarios. You are right these are only...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ophthalmology., optic nerve damage, glaucoma patient
optic nerve damage, glaucoma patient, alphagan p: With narrow angles, pain in both eyes, and elevated pressures, I would consider you as being a glaucoma patient. That said, it is possible that the iridotomy is successful and thats all that will be necessary, however, if the pressures start to creep up again,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: PERIPHERAL VISION, vitreous floater, retinal tear
vitreous floater, retinal tear, opthamologist: Kelly: This could be as benign as a vitreous floater or vitreous debris from the gel portion of the eye which is separating and is harmless or it can be the beginning of something more ominous like a retinal tear or detachment. Either way you will need...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Phthisis bulbi, exact statistics, bad eye
exact statistics, bad eye, pain discomfort: Annette, You are correct. There is a chance that if left untreated there is a chance that the inflammation that caused the scarring/shrinking of the bad eye may spread to the other eye. Many times the phthisical eye is painful and your surgeon may try...

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Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescription change/eye strain & headaches, eye strain headaches, eye strain and headaches
eye strain headaches, eye strain and headaches, walmart: Hi Jason, Lessening a prescription, by inducing blur or altering focus, can cause the brain to try to reduce the blur or compensate for the altered focus and may change the balance of the eye s aiming and eye movement control. In some people, attempting...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red circle around iris, mitch axelrod, eye drops
mitch axelrod, eye drops, eye doctor: Hi Amberleigh, I can t tell from your description, possibly it is a thin red blood vessel. If you could take a close up photo and post it it would help. If you can t, and you think it is a new finding you should have an eye doctor look at it. Regards, ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Replacement Lens Problems, intraocular lens implant, cataract surgery
intraocular lens implant, cataract surgery, stranger things: Sharon, I apologize for the delay in this response. I responded to your question on day 1 from my phone, but apparently it never went through. It would be very unusual for the intraocular lens implant to slip, but stranger things have happened....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: seeing dark spot on eye, neuro opthamologist, eye dr
neuro opthamologist, eye dr, neuro ophthalmologist: John Ill defer the answer to your question to the neuro ophthalmologist but if its a true blood clot, it should reabsorb (disappear) without treatment over time. Glaucoma, stroke, etc must be ruled out. Lasik probably has nothing to do with this however trauma...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Smart Seg, smart seg. tri-focal, options
smart seg. tri-focal, options: Judith, That was the closest lens I could find to the Smart Seg. There are several other lenses like the ED and FD Trifocals, that are no longer available , yet remain the best design for particular applications like pilots, for example. Once a lens reaches...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: spiky extensions when looking at bulbs at night, visual phenomena, good drugs
visual phenomena, good drugs, ocuvite: Pretty much all of the visual phenomena you have described can be attributed to the uncorrected astigmatism. You described it almost right out of a text book. Wearing the glasses should absolutely address this and make it all but go away. Ocuvite multivitamin/antioxidant...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: spiky extensions when looking at bulbs, anti oxidants, good drugs
anti oxidants, good drugs, ocuvite: Gregory, The spiky extension you are seeing are very likely associated with your uncorrected astigmatism. I would also suggest you get anti-reflective coating on your glasses to help diminish glare even more. Anti-oxidants are great for the eyes and the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: spiky extensions when looking at bulbs at night, floaters
floaters: Dear Greogory, If what you describe is present when not using the glasses meant to correct your astigmatism....then this is what happens usually. If you were to wear your correct powered spectacles, you may find that these will decrease. The floaters...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: spiky extensions whenvlooking at bulbs at night, good drugs, ocuvite
good drugs, ocuvite, left eye: Antioxidents certainly cant hurt but are usually reserved for older folks. At 28, it is highly unlikely youd be develping macular degerneration. The spikes or spokes can indeed be caused by improper focus from conditions as astigmatism. So if you were...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sun glasses, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma
basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, wrinkles around the eyes: James, You are correct, sunlight is natural, and needed. We need the sun for obvious reasons (warmth, light, and photosynthesis are at the top of the list). Humans need sunlight because it helps us make Vitamin D. However, there are a litany of things...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blepharitis and Cataract, or something else?, visual acuity, blepharitis
visual acuity, blepharitis, tobradex: Dear John, Ur doctor is right on track... if u have cataract get it removed as early as possible ur visual symptoms will improve.... for the blepharitis there is no specific treatment but to symptomatically get improved... more over with age the eyelid...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blurry vision after complication in cataract surgery, blood sugar levels, cataract surgery
blood sugar levels, cataract surgery, hyper tension: Dear Rahul, 1 Poor vision could be due to the central corneal odema or striate keratopathy or raised IOP and mildly due to the cycloplegic.... 2. vision recovery will surely take 2 -3 weeks of time depending on how fast the eye reacts to the medications......

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataract/blepharitis or something else???, chronic inflammatory condition, visual acuity
chronic inflammatory condition, visual acuity, blepharitis: It sounds like you can two main problems that your doctor is trying to address. Blepharitis is a chronic inflammatory condition of the eyelids. It can cause flaking, scaling, watering, red painful eyes. We typically treat these with lid hygiene and drops/ointments....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lenses, Silicone Hydrogel
Silicone Hydrogel : Charlene, I would put a drop or two of a natural tears in your eyes a few minutes prior to removing them at night. This will rehydrate them and make them easier to remove and should reduce any post removal sensation. Also, during the day when you begin...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lenses!, wearing contact lenses, dr jill
wearing contact lenses, dr jill, care doctor: Sam, Is the Dizziness something new? Do you always get dizzy (for the last 4 years), every time you wear the contact lenses? If the dizziness is something new and you never had this problem before with the contacts, I would advise you see your Primary...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Are these two contact prescriptions very different?, toric contact lenses, eye prescription
toric contact lenses, eye prescription, worn glasses: Hi Nick. The two prescriptions you list for the left eye are not very different, but in a sensitive individual that x 95 versus x 90 could make a difference. What I am wondering is why the doctor didn t give you a diagnostic pair of the new contact lenses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Downbeat nystagmus in primary, oblique gaze and with chin up, sharp head pains, sylvian fissure
sharp head pains, sylvian fissure, lumbar puncture: Dear Sheila, very difficult to explain about all this type of issues online since there are loads of questions which need to be asked and answers known before an explanation... it would be best to ask ur neuro-ophthalmologist about the nystagmus. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dry eyes, dry eye symptoms, lacrilube
dry eye symptoms, lacrilube, theratears: Historically, boric acid was used as a mild ocular astringent and eye rinse to rid the eye of mucous, particles, irritants, etc. and can be soothing; however does nothing to relieve dry eye symptoms. Other choices are Tears Naturale, Theratears, Systane extra,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dry eyes, flaxseed oil, lacrilube
flaxseed oil, lacrilube, punctal plugs: Tan: She needs to also concurrently use re wetting eye drops like Systane Ultra, Tears Naturale, Theratears, or BionTears. Additionally, ointments like Lacrilube or Systane ointment may help and Vit therapy like flaxseed oil, omego 3 fatty acids, etc. may...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: episcleritis, episcleritis
episcleritis: Dear Jill, Yes, episcleritis could be related to the auto immune diseases. What we have noticed is that when the systemic levels are low, the eye is symptomatic and vice versa. So, it needs treatment in 2 ways- one is to treat or control the cause- in...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye allergy, eye allergies, contact lenses
eye allergies, contact lenses, antihistamine: Dear Rekha, Olapat is an antihistamine ( ANTI-ALLERGIC ) eye drop, You can use this as advised by your doctor and once the problem (Itching) subsides and does not reoccur for a couple of months ,you can think of going in for contact lenses. Rekha, there...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye burning, dry eye symptoms, mg spironolactone
dry eye symptoms, mg spironolactone, acne control: Tammy, Your daughter may have a combination of factors that is leading to her symptoms. Acne medications very commonly can induce or aggravate dry eye symptoms. Excessive near work can also cause dry eyes because blink rate goes down by 50% when a person...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: When going in for an eye exam, is there a best way to answer the visual chart questions?, eye exam, astigmatism
eye exam, astigmatism: Nick, The best way to take the exam is to relax your eyes and avoid straining to see better, let the lenses do the work and make your judgment based on the best result that the lenses yield. If you squint, for example, you actually induce power which could...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Problem after head injury, vitreous jelly, mild head injury
vitreous jelly, mild head injury, s ghosh: Dear SK, dont mind for saying but you are thinking too much about all these things... like floaters, flashes, cobwebs etc... if the number of doctors you have seen has said you are absolutely fine means you are fine... and u said nothing pathological...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye reddness?, zylet, local doctors
zylet, local doctors, bad eye: hi Corinia, These situations are often tricky. You didn t give the time frames between using the drops and what you did in between.. but you have to suspect contacts or solutions, so the question is what happens if you do as the doctor said: stop contacts...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Redness?, corneal ulcers, zylet
corneal ulcers, zylet, daily disposables: When you finally resume wearing contacts DO NOT SLEEP WITH THEM ANYMORE. In fact I prefer the One day (daily) disposables for just this reason. If you have true corneal ulcers you should not be on any steroids until the lesion has re-epithelialized (totally...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Test Results, mitch axelrod, optomitrist
mitch axelrod, optomitrist, eye test: You are a little nearsighted, right more than left so you see near better right, distance better left. You have a tiny amount of astigmatism that blurs you a tiny amount at both distance and near as well. Mainly you have presbyopia, welcome to adulthood and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyes hurt after rubbing them., cold compresses, allergy symptoms
cold compresses, allergy symptoms, rubbing my eyes: No worries. You re right, diabetes can cause some serious eye problems, including blindness, but that does not found like what you have. A routine eye exam should help rule that out if you have any doubts, but nothing you described sounds like diabetic eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glaucoma, optic nerves, damah
optic nerves, damah, irreversible loss: Dear Jairo, Glaucoma can progress or may remain stable. Most important is to keep a tab on the IOP. Yes, if untreated there is a possibility of pressure on optic nerves resulting in permanent damah=ge and irreversible loss of vision which is usually peripheral....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: hi, refractive error, eye strain
refractive error, eye strain, eye disease: Eye strain can be avoided by being sure you have all refractive error corrected - especially astigmatism. Take a frequent visual break by looking away from the computer screen and out the window or at something far away. Be sure there is no light falling directly...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, excessive computer, eyestrain
excessive computer, eyestrain, computer usage: There is no truth that computer use leads to glaucoma. Furthermore excessive computer use can however lead to eyestrain and symptoms like headaches, burning, tearing, grittyness, stiff neck, redness, etc. Thebest measure is to follow the Rule of Twenty: ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, optic nerve head, corneal pachymetry
optic nerve head, corneal pachymetry, slit lamp: you had previously asked me about glaucoma being diagnosed just with the slit lamp and I told you no. Eye fatigue has nothing to do with glaucoma but it can be caused by many things as presbyopia, astigmatism, dry eye, excessive computer use, poor lighting,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, migraine symptoms, eye fatigue
migraine symptoms, eye fatigue, slit lamp: Dear Mike, I am unsure if the examination you underwent also examined the retina? if the retina was examined and found to be fine, then the issue may not be from the eye itself. Also have a good physician evaluate the symptoms if arising from some systemic...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi, colored halo, eye fatigue
colored halo, eye fatigue, slit lamp: Your symptoms are varied and kind of vague. That are many things that can cause these symptoms, and I would imagine there is more than one culprit. you need a comprehensive eye exam with dilation drops to look inside. any eye doctor should be able to do...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hi doctor, shroff eye hospital, night vision
shroff eye hospital, night vision: Dear Mike, The symptoms need you to be assessed through an eye exam, It could be something simple as needing glasses or a change in prescription. For all, there is a little amount of accommodation required in a dark room, and the average individual does...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Horner's Syndrome, pediatric ophthalmologist, chest x ray
pediatric ophthalmologist, chest x ray, eye lesions: DEAR JODIE- True Horners Syndrome is chracterized by enopthalmos (recessed eye), miosis (pupillary constriction), and ptosis (lid droop), due to an interruption of the sympathetic nerves to the face and eye. Lesions and tumors must be ruled out and in a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: jalapano juice in eye, chemical burn, artificial tears
chemical burn, artificial tears, eye doctor: Flushing is and keeping it cold is a great thing to do. It s likely that he has a mild chemical burn on/in the eye. It will be red for a day or so, as long as redness is getting better, the pain has subsided and vision is ok he should be fine. It would...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Keratoconus, corneal haze, corneal thickness
corneal haze, corneal thickness, dr jill: Rimjhim 1. The corneal haze can last a few weeks. 2. The doctor will probably wait and see how the first eye is healing before doing C3R in the second eye. 3. I don t think you will be a candidate for LASIK as by its nature it reduces corneal thickness....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lamellar Hole, retinal hole, retinal tear
retinal hole, retinal tear, macular hole: Dear Mr Kumar, I am not sure of the exact diagnosis in your case as there is no eye report to refer to. However any hole in the retina is not cured by eye drops, it needs an Argon laser if necessary, sometimes no treatment, but observation is necessary....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: LASIK enhancement, lasik, wavefront lasik
lasik, wavefront lasik, laser eye treatment: Dear Ranjit, You must understand that whatever I recommend is based on just descriptions of your case from you and not any medical expert s report. Firstly, one needs to be sure that there the diagnosis of flap striae or flap wrinkles is accurate....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lazy eye, squint, lazy eye
squint, lazy eye, amblyopia: Dear Con, Now that you are 16 years old and have good vision in your lazy eye, Patching is not going to be of any help. As you have mentioned that the eye squints only when you are tired or not focusing. In my opinion eye exercise is the best remedy for...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: loose eye lids, facial cosmetic surgeon, plastic cosmetic surgeon
facial cosmetic surgeon, plastic cosmetic surgeon, eye lids: Dear Suelyn, You may visit an aesthetic surgeon or plastic / cosmetic surgeon to find a solution for this as it comes under their field of expertise. In some cases they may only need to use inj Botox, others need to be operated. However this is best...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lotemax two months after LASIK, oral steroids, lotemax
oral steroids, lotemax, ocular pressure: Hi Ranjit, Any steroid (the eye drops are mildcompared to systemic or oral steroids) if used for a long duration (say 6 months and above) need monitoring for IOP or intra ocular pressure. When you would visit your treating ophthalmologist, I am sure that...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Photo with flash on at 5cm, camera flash light damage, blindness by camera flash
camera flash light damage, blindness by camera flash, permanent damage to eye by camera flash ligh: Dear Liviu, Flash light does not cause any permanent damage to your eyes, Flash Blindness is caused by oversaturation of retinal pigment and it lasts only for a few seconds or sometimes for a few minutes depending on the intensity of light.Camera flash light...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Photo with flash on at 5cm, silly thing, eye doctor
silly thing, eye doctor, wavelengths: No worries, it would be nearly impossible for the light emitted from the flash in your camera to cause any harm. The wavelengths aren t low enough in the spectrum to cause damage and the exposure to the flash is extremely brief. I agree, it was a silly...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pigment dispersion syndrome treatment, pigment dispersion syndrome, retina detachment
pigment dispersion syndrome, retina detachment, s ghosh: Hello Bill, Knowing that u have pigment dispersion syndrome donot attempt any kind of intra-ocular surgical procedure until and unless it is an absolute indication like cataract, retina detachment, glaucoma etc.... there is no such surgery for treating...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Power correction, retinal holes, lens replacement
retinal holes, lens replacement, berst: Dear Kewin, This is a specific query. In our clinic we ask the retinal surgeon to examine and certify if LASIK is possible. Depending on the nature of retinal holes (as the severity varies) we have done LASIK for some cases and these have had no impact...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: power in diopters, lasik, wavefront lasik
lasik, wavefront lasik, laser eye treatment: Dear Sunil, There is some error in understanding the visual check up. 6/60 means that the person reading the vision chart is not seeing the 6/6 line (normal) but many lines less than that. Next step is to find out if aided with glasses does this vision...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescription for Astigmatism, cross compound, cylinder
cross compound, cylinder, spherical: Dear Joann, It seems that your nephew has cross compound prescription. You have not mentioned the two prescriptions in detail . However the two prescriptions could be same if the sign of cylinder is different in both i.e. +1.50 spherical / -3.00 cylinder...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pupil not constricting after IOL surgery, acrysof iq, glaucoma patient
acrysof iq, glaucoma patient, s ghosh: Dear William, Post surgery u have had sphincter atrophy of the pupils... maybe it got precipitated due to high intraocular pressure since u are a glaucoma patient. nothing to worry about... i donot think u will have any visual problem provided ur optic...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Question about lens and surgery, lens therapy, going to india
lens therapy, going to india, eye lenses: Hi ricky:Contact lens therapy is indeed an option but dry eyes may limit your success, depending on the severity. there are many different types and a thorough eye examination would determine the best type for you. Lasik surgery , as with any surgery is a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Question about lens and surgery, lasik, wavefront lasik
lasik, wavefront lasik, laser eye treatment: Dear Rick, Not knowing the exact medical eye history and also the tests that you may have undergone, we cannot opine what is your best suitable option for the refractive errors. LASIK is not suitable for all, and there are some eligibility criteria for...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: skin tag on eyeball, skin tag, eye ball
skin tag, eye ball, eyewash: Dima: you may have gotten a foreign body (sand, dirt, insect, etc)lodged in the eye that could very well become infected or inflamed. If it doesnt rinse out with water or an eyewash and the eye is inflamed, red, irritated, swollen, etc then you indeed neeed...