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Ophthalmology & Optometry: Halo's in line of vision, line of vision, neurologist
line of vision, neurologist, neuro ophthalmologist: Did you mention this particular symptom to the neurologist? If not, a different type of testing may need to be done regarding this symptom. If a general neurologist cannot find an answer for you, consider seeing a neuro-ophthalmologist. These are not so...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hard spot on eyeball, google images, mitch axelrod
google images, mitch axelrod, slit lamp: Hi Shauna, look at Google Images and search the terms pinguecula, conjunctival cyst, nerve loop of Axenfeld. It may be a less common lesion. It s not a stye b/c that s on the lid. It may be a cyst because it s clear but on the eye those are usually soft...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hemorrage, subconjunctival hemmorage, hemmorhage
subconjunctival hemmorage, hemmorhage, acute episode: Dear Carly, This cannot be linked to LASIK (most unlikely) as the healing is usually completed in 3 months time. The area that the LASIK is done is on the transparent part of the eye called the cornea (lies above the coloured portion). This area is bloodless....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Humprey Fields, shroff, optometrist
shroff, optometrist, humphrey: Please address this to your senior optometrist as it will be not only difficult but also possibility of errors in interpretation of steps by doing this online. Alternatively, the company always helps in this technical support in training, so you can approach...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: hit in eye/brow by car door, eye brow, shroff
eye brow, shroff, car door: Dear Geri, there are many over the counter safe anti inflammatory tablets, but some have specific precautions, best to read their label, but Ibubrifen is the most popular one for swelling. If this affects your vision and the pain and swelling do not...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Incorrect base curve?, acuvue oasys contacts, base curve
acuvue oasys contacts, base curve, silicone material: It could be due to the base curve, or you may not react well to the silicone material the Oasys is made out of. You should go back to the optometrist to figure out which is the problem and to modify your prescription. But I would not so much use the term...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Increased IOP after ICL, laser procedure, eye pressure
laser procedure, eye pressure, shroff: Dear Saranya, The doctor is right, ICL can tend to (in the first few eeks) increase the eye pressure. This may be reduced with the eye drops prescribed, in some a simple laser procedure is also needed. But it is temporary and should settle. It does not...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Irritation in eyes., health care delivery, shroff
health care delivery, shroff, india phone: Dear Tushar, It takes some people a few days to get used to glasses. However, if facing the same issue, you may have contratced a mild allergy and need to visit an eye clinic to rule this out. If in Mumbai you may call the numbers below. Best,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: inside of eyelid, doctor tomorrow, suspect one
doctor tomorrow, suspect one, eye doctor: You MUST see an eye doctor as soon as possible. It sounds like an infection but there are different kinds of infection, some more serious than others. The fact that the vision is cloudy and the eye looks sunken in makes me suspect one of the more serious...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Kaleidoscope eyes, ophthalmic migraine, kaleidoscope effect
ophthalmic migraine, kaleidoscope effect, kaleidoscope eyes: This may have been an ophthalmic migraine, which is relatively harmless, but you really should see a doctor to rule out other possibilities. You can start with your regular eye doctor but if they don t find anything, consider seeing a neurologist. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lazy eye and laser operation, alphabet chart, visual acuity chart
alphabet chart, visual acuity chart, far objects: Dear Poongudran, Lazy eye means that no matter what power or number is used in your spectacles, then too you cannot see normally what others can see- which is 6/6 vision or 20/20 vision). this means the last line of the alphabet chart (visual acuity) chart...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lazy eyelid and misshapen iris in baby, pediatric ophthalmologist, lazy eyelid
pediatric ophthalmologist, lazy eyelid, odd shape: Well, you do definitely need to see a pediatric ophthalmologist. This sounds like a nerve deficit of some sort but you do need an official diagnosis from a specialist to know whether it is serious or just a harmless anomaly. As for how urgent it is to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lightning-like flashes, eye centre, shroff
eye centre, shroff, day before yesterday: Dear Heather, This could be due to migraine or even arising from the retina of the eye. A good physician should be able to guide you in the right direction, or even an eye centre where you could do the eye check for the retina. Hope this helps, ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: microphthalmus, pediatric ophthalmologist, eye ball
pediatric ophthalmologist, eye ball, disproportion: Dear Carissa, I know that you are worried and grasping any information you may get along the way regarding your daughter s diagnosis. Micro ophthalmos needs an eye doctor to diagnose this as it also needs to be determined regarding the vision in that...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: migraine-squinting-color, melanin cells, dear elaine
melanin cells, dear elaine, nerve supply: Dear Elaine, 1. The nerves supplying the eyes and eye muscles are the same which supply other parts of the head, face and neck. When there is a bright light, the natural reaction is to reduce the size of the pupil or squint to let in less light inside the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New Glasses blurry ness off center, blurriness, plastic lens
blurriness, plastic lens, shroff: Dear Chris, of course there is a short temporary transisiton period of getting used to your glasses. But to me this sounds like it will affect your safety while driving if not comfortable with them or getting distracted with the blurred vision. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: is this normal?, mitch axelrod, autorefractor
mitch axelrod, autorefractor, circular ring: Hi D, Each of our eyes have inside an adjustable lens controlled by a circular ring shaped muscle. The muscle squeezes on the soft lens and causes it to bulge thereby changing focusing power. This is why we can autofocus from far to near even though your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: opthalmologyy, allergy eye drops, thyroid levels
allergy eye drops, thyroid levels, high cholesterol: Dear Sarah, If you have had a check for the eyes, it would have showed up if there was an issue with the vision. The twitching is external and could be an allergy. Anti allergy eye drops or oral medicines may help. If the vision is tested, please...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: optometrist vs ophthamologist, eye diseases, medical eye
eye diseases, medical eye, eye infections: I cannot imagine WHERE your co-worked got the idea that an Optometrist cannot write a prescription under his own license! As far as I know, that has never been true. Optometrists in the US can write prescriptions, not only for glasses and contact lenses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pain above left eye, mitch axelrod, sinus pressure
mitch axelrod, sinus pressure, blood shot: Hi DeAnn, You could wait and see if any significant swelling or warmth or otherwise worsening happened. Then for sure you d want to see a doctor. Otherwise you could take some aspirin or motrin and try cool compresses and see if it improves. It sounds...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pigment deposits, cosmetic lid surgery, conjunctiva
cosmetic lid surgery, conjunctiva, clear skin: I am sorry to tell you - it is not really possible to get rid of those spots. It would be sort of like asking to get rid of freckles. As pigment deposits, the spots have actually become part of the conjunctiva - the clear skin covering the white of your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Poor Eyesight when waking up, LASIK re treatment, dry eyes after LASIK
LASIK re treatment, dry eyes after LASIK, blurred vision after LASIK: Dear Anthony, Why have you had so many LASIK procedures repeated on your eyes? Have they checked for any dry eyes quantitatively with TBUT or Schirmers test etc? It could be dry eyes which is quite sever enough to be needing treatment aggressively....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Post opp detached retina problems, retina surgery, peripheral retina
retina surgery, peripheral retina, detached retina: Dear Vanessa, Hope I have got this right. The red eye is external right? in the white part of your eye? then usually the eye does look smaller, but is an illusion. The only way it can really look smaller is if there is any droop in the eye lid. cause...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Problems adjusting to new RX, initial adjustment period, sinus problems
initial adjustment period, sinus problems, left eye: There are definitely people who just have a more difficult time adjusting to a new Rx. I recommend you tell the doctor this at your next exam and they may well give you changes in smaller increments so you don t have so much trouble. Also, as they do the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Progressive Lenses?, mitch axelrod, choosing glasses
mitch axelrod, choosing glasses, tv glasses: Glasses are like tools. There are multipurpose tools and dedicated tools, each with their pros and cons. You simply use glasses to see better when you want to see better or more easily. You need to have a discussion with our optician about the various choices...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: getting perscription correct, vision glasses, distance vision
vision glasses, distance vision, eye strain: Hi Darcy, I didn t see a question, but i appreciate the story. I can t explain why they wont give you an Rx like your husbands. You didn t include his Rx for me to compare but no matter, I would think one the optometrists would study the difference in...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: why does my perscription keep changing?, progressive bifocals, visual acuity
progressive bifocals, visual acuity, computer glasses: Dear Tracy, Always better to do the eye check with dilation and a full eye examination. Get the complete eye check done and lets see what comes out of that. Do not invest in an expensive pair of glasses until sure bout the prescription. The doctor...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: please help me, cataract after retinal detachment
cataract after retinal detachment: Dear Arlinda, Many cases of past retinal detachment have been safely and successfully been treated. For this you need a reputed and expert doctor. If in good hands do not worry. Cataract needs to be surgically treated as there is no medical treatment...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: possible bruised eye, corneal abrasion
corneal abrasion: Dear Shannon, This is called photophobia. One cause could be that there is a corneal abrasion (but should have been noticed by the eye doctor, but if moissed, this can cause severe pain and local irritation. What to do in the interim period? 1. Keep...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: one pupil is dilated more then the other, mitch axelrod, different pupil size
mitch axelrod, different pupil size, muscle relaxors: Hi Brandi, Different pupil size, called anisocoria, is normal in about 25% of us. You may want to examine old photos of your husband using a magnifying glass to see if he s always had it. Pupil testing is straight forward an involves checking the pupil...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: RCE Recurring Chronic Erosion, chronic erosion, stubborn cases
chronic erosion, stubborn cases, artificial tears: Well, there are a few treatments. At first they usually try heavy use of artificial tears. If that does not work there are two surgical options. One, is to scrape all the epithelium (top layer of cells) off the cornea, hoping it will regrow properly. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Reading Glasses, reading glasses, prescription glasses
reading glasses, prescription glasses, shroff: Hi Mike, It would make sense if your age is above 40 years as reading glasses are related to age related changes. However, the similar plus numbers are prescribed as a full glass for some younger people (less than 40 years)working on the PC for long...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red Line, broken blood vessel, eye pressure
broken blood vessel, eye pressure, haemorrhage: Hi Tyler, The vision is usually blurry after the retinal exam and takes upto 2-3 hrs to get back to normal. You may find it difficult to drive, but attending the class itself may not be so cumbersome. Let me know how the check goes.Please ask for a report....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red Veins & Blepharitis, red eyes, blepharitis
red eyes, blepharitis: Dear Alison, Red veins in the white of your eye is a separate issue from Blepharitis which is in the eye lids. However, both could be linked to some allergic eye condition, dandruff etc. this needs to be evaluated and also checked as trail and error...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retina Detachment, retina detachment, mitch axelrod
retina detachment, mitch axelrod, scar tissue: Hi Cheryl, The best answer will come from a retinal specialist who will consider other risk factors you may or may not have with respect to current research and treatment options. I understand your situation and it can be frustrating to be a part of the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Right eye a bit blurr with the new glasses, old glasses, readind
old glasses, readind, confusing issue: The A in your glasses stands for the axis of the astigmatism. Astigmatism is where you have a different power going up and down in your glasses than you do going from side to side. So you have two different Rx s in the same eye. The S in the Rx stands...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: re: question regarding eye prescription, eye prescription, reading numbers
eye prescription, reading numbers, poor vision: Dear Theresa, This needs to be examined to see if you have the correct prescription, you can check with the centre if with the new prescription you are seeing 6/6 or 20/20 then it is fine. Yes, there is a change, but not totally unacceptable. Also,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: reading prescription for surgery?, doctor dear, laser procedure
doctor dear, laser procedure, perfect vision: Dear John, The numbers are very small and do not really warrant a laser procedure unless you need this to qualify for some medical examination for some careers like aviation etc. Also, one needs to undergo a laser evaluation to see if fit to undergo...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red or blue patches/spots, eye condition, shroff
eye condition, shroff, visual image: Dear Kamran, She could be describing a normal visual image which all see but she percieves it more, esp if seeing agaist bright light. However, if the eye doctor has examined and found nothing abnormal, do not worry. there is no eye condition which...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: refractive surgery and MMC, corneal haze, white rats
corneal haze, white rats, mitomycin: Mitomycin only helps if the procedure is like that of EpiLASIK where the epithelium is removed and the first layer of the cornea is treated in cases with high numbers. The mitomycin then reduces the corneal haze. Otherwise it is not indicated. Rabbits...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retina tests, vishal shah, indian air force
vishal shah, indian air force, shroff: Dear Madhukar, The scar of LASIK will be on the surface of the eyes, and unless our cornea doctor exaines you we cannot be sure whats to be done. In any case, even if treated, the scar may be deep enough for you to disqualify for aviation etc. Retina...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Strange effects of certain colours, vitreous detachment, dear hannah
vitreous detachment, dear hannah, strange effects: Dear Hannah, Am not sure if I have understood this correctly, but what we experience visually is explained very subjectively. If your eye check has determined you fit and healthy for the eyes, what you are visualizing is what others also see, but do...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: severe infection and corneal abrasion from organic matter in child eye for 2 weeks, corneal abrasion, nerve endings
corneal abrasion, nerve endings, light sensitivity: I am so sorry that you and your son had to go through this experience. I know the pain he suffered was severe. The cornea has many, many nerve endings just under the top layer of cells. Once that top layer is abraded, the pain can be intolerable. The...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my siter, mitch axelrod, routine eye exams
mitch axelrod, routine eye exams, protective glasses: Hi Marlon, It is not likely that Lasik could do anything glasses couldn t do. Usually the lazy eye is stable and not likely to deteriorate. Eye safety is always a concern though, and worth emphasizing: keep the eyes protected with protective glasses. Also...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: strange going on!, eye muscle control, conscious control
eye muscle control, conscious control, question thanks: Dear Daisy, one can do this naturally, anyone can...if I have undesrtood you correctly. By squinting one can make things sharper, some get blurred vision and this is due to eye muscle control. It may not have anything to do with Myopia which a specific...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Something stuck in my eye for months..., recurrent corneal erosion, nerve endings
recurrent corneal erosion, nerve endings, eye doctor: You must see an eye doctor. There could actually be something tucked up under your eyelid that you cannot find to get it out. But more likely - you may have corneal erosion. This starts when there is an injury - or a scratchy particle in your eye - and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: stye,chalazion surgery, stye removal
stye removal: Dear Syshana, I m sorry to hear of your experience. However, optometrists are not qualified to perfom surgeries. the procedure fro removal of a chalazion is fairly simple, quick and painless. this is done by making a minute nick in the line of the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: sudden red line near iris, broken blood vessel, tent waterproofing
broken blood vessel, tent waterproofing, subconjunctival hemorrhage: I am going to guess and say that the similarity to the tent waterproofing in your eye to what you are experiencing now is coincidental. What you describe MAY be just a subconjunctival hemorrhage. This is a broken blood vessel between the white part of the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: swollen eyes some swelling in face, allergy in the eyes
allergy in the eyes: Dear Crystal, It seems like your swelling of the eyes is a result of some systemic reaction, (something inside your body), yes allergy being one of them. The treatment lies in finding the cause of the allergy, and only a good physiocian can help you....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Toric Contact Lens Prescription, contact lens prescription, mitch axelrod
contact lens prescription, mitch axelrod, trial lenses: Hi Audrey, Explaining the meaning of the numbers isn t easy and there s no reason to reinvent the wheel. You can do simple Internet searches and find many sites that explain it. But save yourself the trouble and do as you planned. The doctor will be able...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Toric lens fit, acuvue advance, lens specialist
acuvue advance, lens specialist, correct strength: Dear Jo Anna, Torics are tricky and hence need to be fitted and dispensed by a good contact lens specialist. Only the treating person can verify this for you. If you are not seeing clearly and it is not temporary, then this has to do with either the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: can't cry out of one eye, tear glands, emotional tears
tear glands, emotional tears, lacrimal gland: When a person cries it is the lacrimal gland that is supplying the extra watery tears that run down their cheek so if there is no overflow, it could only be the lacrimal gland that is malfunctioning. But in most cases if the tear glands were malfunctioning...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: tilting head, health care delivery, optic nerve
health care delivery, optic nerve, shroff: Dear Anoop, I hope the check up is being done by an eye doctor and not just a prescription check with an optical outlet. You may need to check his vision, optic nerve and visual field. If the eye is fine, then a good physician or neurological opinion...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision Problems, blurry vision, fluctuation in vision
blurry vision, fluctuation in vision, decreased vision: Dear Amy, Fuzzy or blurred vision which comes and goes has many possibilities which are diagnosed only after an eye examination. In such situations guess work will not do as the causes may need to be looked into seriously. Possibilities: 1. It...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vertical / horizontal vision, horizontal and vertical lines, eye doctor
horizontal and vertical lines, eye doctor, neurologist: You may be having ophthalmic migraines, which are relatively harmless, but you really should see a doctor to rule out other, less harmless, possibilities. You can start with your regular eye doctor but if they find nothing, consider a neurologist. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision therapy, visual acuity, retinal problems
visual acuity, retinal problems, vision therapy: Dear Adrin, Vision therapy usually helps in Amblyopia where the internal eye apparatus is normal but the pathway to the brain needs stimulation. In your case, the main issue lies in the retina where the macula is having a problem, hence do not think that...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 8 year old with eye pain, routine eye exam, unaided vision
routine eye exam, unaided vision, eye chart: Dear Stephanie, The dilating drops sometimes can cause a reaction, but this settles down without causing any concern or issue in the eyes. Without using this, it could be co incidental that she had these symptoms, which could have been an allergy (but...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: air puff eye test, air puff, wise manner
air puff, wise manner, eye pressure: Dear Kim, The air puff tests ONLY measures pressure, so if she said that the measurments were not symmetrical in regard to this test then it has to be for the eye pressure. the dilated check also gives us an idea if there has been long standing pressure...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: behind eyes., choroidal nevus, lymph glands
choroidal nevus, lymph glands, silicone implant: Hello Karen You probably have a benign choroidal nevus in your retina but the concern is (highly doubtful) that it may be a metastasis of the cancer. But it would be very unusual so do not worry. Most people have these birth marks in their skin and often...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blurry vision after removing pterygium using conjuntival autograph, pterygium
pterygium: Dear Julie, It may mean that you need to wear a different pair of spectacle powers or start wearing one to see more clearly. If the healing is not complete, this may settle down as I am not sure of the extent of the treatment and if it was invoilving...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: bulging eye
I would avoid use of your contact lenses tomorrow. If the eye is still bulging the next day, and especially if there is any discomfort, then please do see an eye doctor. Sometimes people think the eye is bulging if the lids are swollen, but there is also...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataract !!!!, cataract precautions
cataract precautions: Dear Manish, Please read more about cataract on www.shroffeye.org Precautions after cataract are fairly simple to: 1. Not lifting very heavy weights 2. Starting your routine work after you are comfortable, usually 2-3 days post cataract 3. using sunglasses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Clear bump on eyeball, bump on eyeball, looking in the mirror
bump on eyeball, looking in the mirror, transparent skin: Dear John, This could be just a mild allergic reaction wherein the transparent skin of the eye separates, making it appear like an air bubble. This is usually self limiting and resolves on its own. You may use some lubricating eye drops whch are...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: COLOR LENSES, color lens
color lens: Dear Andrea, there are many brands, but ones from Bausch and Lomb, Johnson and Johnson are more popular due to their range, variety and comfort. However, besides the brand, one alos needs to make sure that the fit is right with a contact lens expert,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: CONTACT LENSES - problems, wearing contact lenses, shroff
wearing contact lenses, shroff, dry eyes: Dear Sophy, The contact lenses only affect the surface of the eyes and reducing oxygen at a great level may result in conreal infections, repeated allergies, dry eyes etc. However, the other issues like glaucoma, retinal issues are inside the eyes not...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lens Overwear, corneal edema, lenses acuvue
corneal edema, lenses acuvue, mild headaches: Dear Jess, The description that you have sent is elaborate, however in absence of any eye examination or physical check up, please bear in mind that I can just help you as guidance. The nerve syuppy of the eyes is often common with that around the head,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lense Prescription, mitch axelrod, contact lense
mitch axelrod, contact lense, optometrist: Hi Matthew, At those low powers the contact lens power should equal the glasses and yield the same vision. If the glasses are fine, so should the be the contacts. Except some people are sensitive to the optical properties of some contacts vs. others. If...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lens axis availability, contact lens axis
contact lens axis: Dear Simon, yes, a slight change in axis can affect your clarity of vision. Best would be to consult the perosn who has prescribed you the glasses and ask them for the lens precsription. usually lens prescription for first timers requires a trail...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contacts/dizziness, visual pathway, hello doctor
visual pathway, hello doctor, shroff: Dear Anna, The eye is just a passage to the brain for seeing through the visual pathway. If the visual pathway is blocked, )by blindfold) as you have used, then even wearing contact or glasses, would have the same effect. So, if the blindfold was correctly...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Converting Toric to non-toric, mitch axelrod, model size
mitch axelrod, model size, toric: Hi Sara, It s one thing to mathematically answer your question as far as power goes, but other factors come into play. Those are: lens brand, model, size, curve, and of course the law. You legally need a prescription to buy contacts. You need to discuss...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cornea Scratch from Dog, corneal scratch, red eye injury
corneal scratch, red eye injury: Dear Kristen, A corneal scratch would actually be very painful and also give blurred vision. What seems to have happened is a blood clot in the white of his eye which is called sub conjunctival haemorhhage This is usually self limiting. The eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract and glaucoma, Crystalens, cataract surgery
Crystalens, cataract surgery, cataract implants: Dear Allen, Yes, with the recent advances in cataract surgery, the ideal time is to perorm the same when it starts to interfere with the daily work and also if it is getting mature. One today does not waittill the cataract hardens as it increases the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact prescription differences, mitch axelrod, acuvue oasis
mitch axelrod, acuvue oasis, eye exam: Hi Jamie, You don t say how old you are and age makes a difference. Usually if not too old a .25 too strong/weak lens won t cause a headache. It may be an imbalance between the eyes such that one is is over or under corrected as compared to the other eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contacts, contact power, toric lens
contact power, toric lens, shroff: Dear Patricia, Not really. long term use makes your muscles kind of get used to seeing through a more powerful prescription. However, it would have been difficult to bear it as it should have given some eye strain. Hope this helps, Best, Regards,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my contacts burns one eye but not the other!, lens specialist, daily disposables
lens specialist, daily disposables, shroff: Dear Talia, if the contacts are not daily disposables, there may be a tear in that contact lens...so please get the same checked by a contact lens specialist or optoemrtist. Alternatively, burning in the eyes is a symptom of an allergy or impending infection,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dark ring around iris, dark iris
dark iris: Dear Kay, If not got a thorough eye check till date with an eye surgeon then best to see one. As it is difficult to comment on just a description, it is best to take an experts adviseHowever, the reasons could vary from being something like a pigment...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dark spot in eye, shape nature, size shape
shape nature, size shape, shroff: Dear Kiran, Any change in size, shape nature of a spot anywhere in the body needs evaluation. If in Mumbai, we would be hapy to examine the same. Please see an eye doctor otherwise in your own city. Best Regards, dr Shroff www.shroffeye.org...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: diabetic retinopathy, retina specialist, argon laser
retina specialist, argon laser, diabetic retinopathy: Dear Kathy, Only your treating surgeon can answer this as there are many factors in the eye which affect vision, and like you describe if you have more than one condition, it may not be very simple to put it down without an examination or knowing your case....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dialation, cyclogyl, dear james
cyclogyl, dear james, shroff: Dear James, The drops or gel of Cyclopentonate is a dilatingeye drop/ gel so the symptoms you face are a result of that. the reson some doctors prescribe this post surgery is to quieten the eye to avoid any inflammation and help recovery. Hope this...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dilated eyes, narrow angle glaucoma, pupil dilation
narrow angle glaucoma, pupil dilation, mitch axelrod: Hi Lee, You could be sensitive to the dilating drops as they have a anticholinergic side effect of possibly making your skin hot/flushed/red. Or it is just your vision. Easiest way to know is to take a picture before/after the drops and see if it shows...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dry eye & treatments, dry eyes, punctal plugs
dry eyes, punctal plugs: Dear Debra, Drye Eyes may result due to some systemic issues as well and Thyroid Disease is a known cause. Treatment of Dry eyes is directed towards treating the cause and symptomatic relief. The thyroid has to be under control, but some amount of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Elongated Pupil(s), neural tube defect, iris coloboma
neural tube defect, iris coloboma, mitch axelrod: Hi Nancy, I would have thought you would have noticed your elongated pupils in the past as they are usually congenital. Usually one funny shaped pupil needs to be explained and examined especially if due to injury but if the two are similar it s OK. However,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Estropia vs Amblyopia, pediatric ophthalmologists, pediatric ophthalmologist
pediatric ophthalmologists, pediatric ophthalmologist, gtts: Dear Tee, It is possible that you may be having accomodative esotropia. This needs to be thoroughly evaluated and then take a call. There s no right or wrong... everyone has a different strategy for management. Also, see where you are more comfortable....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: EYE DROP, melanin pigmentation, colour eyes
melanin pigmentation, colour eyes, eye drop: Hi Andrea, Unfortunately there is one. In fact you will find some similar queries in the archive and also one form a person who underwent some procedure to change his eye coulr and faced a lot of problems. I would stick to using coloured lenses when...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: EYE DROP QUESTION, change colour of the eyes
change colour of the eyes: Dear Alberto, To change colour of the eyes is still easy...to change it to the colour what you are looking for WITHOUT causing any harm is the challenge...also, these procedures do not have any medical approvals. Melanin pigment of the eyes is there...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye is closed due to unkown, mitch axelrod, black eye
mitch axelrod, black eye, tweezers: Hi Phillip, sorry not to answer sooner. By now I hope she has seen a doctor to have it checked. It sounds like she may have cellulitis, a worrisome infection of the lid that necessitates antibiotic and possible IV. Do not let her tough it out unless it...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye redness & sore, fresh paint, eye redness
fresh paint, eye redness, chemical burn: Wow - I am having a hard time understanding what you mean by an eye sore. If there is actual pain, is there a chance the paint or varnish splashed into your eyes? If not, there is the chance you have a chemical burn from the fumes - especially if you did...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye exam, mitch axelrod, soft contact lenses
mitch axelrod, soft contact lenses, eye exam: Hi Lee, It depends on the doctor s preference and the contacts. If the contacts are in good condition and the specifics of the contacts are known, I like to examine you after you ve had them in for some hours. Otherwise, starting with an eye that isn t...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye impairment a cause of migraines?, cause of migraines, extreme exhaustion
cause of migraines, extreme exhaustion, eye impairment: Dear Justin, Firstly if you use the computers for long hours, then I hope you are sitting correctly in fron t of the PC? please read for these tips on www.shroffeye.org Secondly, please visit an optometrist who can prescribe you a pair of computer glasses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye issues, red blood blisters, periferal
red blood blisters, periferal, resons: Dear Nancy, One needs to look into the resons why your eye continues to be dilated...a good option would be to see a neuro ophthalmologist. Also, some symptoms may not be associated with the eyes, but could be neurological in origin. The red blisters...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye vision, poor vision in child, less vision in child
poor vision in child, less vision in child, amblyopia: Dear Cicin, You definitely need to visit a good ophthalmologist or eye doctor, one who sees children (pediatric ophthalmologist) is even better. The reason is that your son already seems to be developing lazy eyes or amblyopia. He needs to be checked...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyes, shroff, optometrist
shroff, optometrist, haze: Dear Charlotte, It is best to get examined for your symptoms. Reading close up changes as you age so it could only mean the need of a reading pair of glasses. A visit to an optometrist should sort out your issues. Hope this helps, Best, Dr Shroff...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Clear bump on eyeball
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Clear bump on eyeball

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Severe red dry eyes, dry eyes, surges
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Severe red dry eyes, dry eyes, surges

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I just got my first pair of glasses and now I feel cross-eyed when I take them off., starbursts, eye test
starbursts, eye test, good vision: Seeing that your Rx is significant, and you never wore glasses before, I would expect you to have some problems adapting to the use of glasses. With the Rx you have, it would not be uncommon for you to spend your youngest years not at all suspecting the need...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma, open angle glaucoma, visual acuity
open angle glaucoma, visual acuity, cataract surgery: Hi Allen, In general you need to know the current glasses prescription, but it doesn t have to be perfect. Of course the greater the acuity the better, but you do with what you have. If your cataract is severe as you say, your ability to help fine tune...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma, glaucoma and cataract
glaucoma and cataract: Dear Allen, Chronic OPEN ANGLE glaucoma and narrow anterior chamber angle cannot go together !! They are mutually contradictory !! We need to know vision, pupillary reactions, angle structures(goniscopy) findings, disc findings and reports of previous...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Irritated eye after contact wear, irritated eye, initial treatment
irritated eye, initial treatment, eye drops: Dear Jessica, This could be an allergic reaction induced by the lens itself or something co incidental. However in presence of allergy or infection from whatever cause, the initial treatment remains the same. a simple allergy would have subsided overnight,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: inside corner of left eye, mitch axelrod, dominant eye
mitch axelrod, dominant eye, red rectangle: Hi Darick, It is hard to tell from the description what is going on. It is easy to say that that part of the eye is inflamed. It is hard to say why. It may be dryness or irritation. I m glad you don t have symptoms but you need to have an eye doctor look...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: kaliedescopic vision, fluctuating blood pressure, routine checks
fluctuating blood pressure, routine checks, strange episode: Dear Sir, You must still get the eyes checked, but I suspect that the test may come normal, but at least the loads off your head...however, just observe the phenomenon and find the trigger factors. Also worthwhile getting a complete physical with checking...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: LASER SURGERY TO CHANGE EYE COLOUR, eye change colour
eye change colour: Dear Alberto, I do not think any FDA approved laser technology is available today to change the colour of the eyes. My personal opinion is better to use coloured contact lenses which are safe and temporary. Best, Dr Shroff www.shrofffeye.or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lightheaded, low blood pressure, dear sam
low blood pressure, dear sam, eye test: Dear Sam, This may be co incidental or something to do with the tablets not agreeing, but nothing to do with the vision or eyes...I would say it will not be proved, but only trial and error...so no harm in stopping these vitamins and seeing how you feel....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Loss of vision after Brain Surgery, visual pathway, brain cancer
visual pathway, brain cancer, brain surgery: Dear Sir, Yes, brain involvement in visual pathway is very important and any head injury or situation where there is any damage or complication in the visual lobes can result in loss or decreasein vision. Since the cause is in the brain, an eye surgeon...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lattice & retina thinning, retinal thinning, lattice degeneration
retinal thinning, lattice degeneration, ICL: Dear Vic, This honestly depends on the expertise of examination of the retina of each doctor. attice Degeneration means thinning of the retina or weaker areas in the retina. You may have this because of the shape of your eye ball which may be much longer...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: long term corneal scratch, triple vision, epithelial cells
triple vision, epithelial cells, corena: Dear Susan, After this long from the incident, he will have no symptoms like pain etc. The cornea is a very sensitive structure and these cells do not grow back. A mild scratch would heal on its own as it may involve only the skin of the corena...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My Mom's eyes, eye pathology, corrective glasses
eye pathology, corrective glasses, wrong prescription: Dear Krystal, Any local eye pathology like what you describe is fixable with corrective glasses. Firstly, please recheck her numbers. The feeling what she describes can be if using the wrong prescription. Also, if the eye check is normal, then a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: mucus on eye ball, mucus film on eyes
mucus film on eyes: Dear Sharon, If this is truly mucus, it will go with a wash or even blinking. Safe ver the counter eye drops which lubricate the eyes should also work like Refresh tears, Natural Tears etc. However, if it looks like a film, it could be a thin layer growing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: muscle under eye twitching, twitching eyes and computers
twitching eyes and computers: Dear Khoa, yes, compuetrs do stress the eyes...unfortunately we cannot do without them. One needs frequent breaks, but sometimes tha too is not possible. It may help to read about the tips on how to use the PC better for no eye strain by logging onto...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optical measurements, optical measurements, shroff
optical measurements, shroff, eye doctor: OD is the right eye and OS is the left eye the -3.5 is the power you have ...DS is the Dioptres (measurement of the power like cm, inch etc) However, from what you have written cannot be sure if this is purely spherical (SPH) or has a cylindrical error...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ocular hypertension, glaucoma specialist, air puff
glaucoma specialist, air puff, opthamoligist: Dear Tomas, Absolutely. Glaucoma does not mean loss of vision, it is loss only if not controlled. You have not only responded to the treatment, also may not be even having glaucoma! Your doctor seems to be on top of things if he is calling you for...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: opthalmology, ocular structures, structure of the eye
ocular structures, structure of the eye, eye ball: atrophia bulbi a shrunken end-stage eye that contains recognizable ocular structures. phthisis bulbi shrinkage of the eyeball. essentially the difference is that the structure of the eye ball is maintained in atrophic bulbi.... whereas in phthisis...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pain long after eye examination, mitch axelrod, prescription glasses
mitch axelrod, prescription glasses, reading glasses: Hi Trudy, You didn t really describe the discomfort except to say you still have it. I m pretty sure it isn t from using readers or the eye drops. It may simply be dryness (use lubricating drops-not for red eyes- during the day and apply lubricating ointment...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pigmentation, pigmentation with xalatan
pigmentation with xalatan: Dear Beverly, Please speak with a skin specialist to give you some pigment reducer cream for the same. Also, when using the drops, after its instillation, wash the skin around the eyes. Alternatively, you could speak to your eye specialist to switch...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Poked in eye, eye injury child
eye injury child: Dear Ramya, Usually with a definite history of a poke or injury it is advisable to see an ophthalmologist. However, a pink eye could also be allergy or sometimes due to hard rubbing of the eyes. You could be vigilant and wait and watch or if it is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: phthisis, differential diagnosis, diagnosispro
differential diagnosis, diagnosispro, phthisis: Dear Lupe, There are some causes which could be linked to a genetic disorder or some deficiency disorder. Please see the link below for more information... http://en.diagnosispro.com/differential_diagnosis-for/phthisis-bulbi-globe-collapse-causes/37916-154.html...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Rapid decreased vision, "shadows" in my eye., mitch axelrod, black shadows
mitch axelrod, black shadows, good vision: Hi Eve, Generally we would not worry about connecting your headache with the eyes in a worrisome way. Though what you ve noticed may be related to migraine type phenomena, it s the change in vision and the weird things you ve seen that need to be addressed...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red eyes/soreness, contact lens intolerance, contact lens problems
contact lens intolerance, contact lens problems: Dear Stephanie, Possibility that you have a bad allergic reaction or infection. Firstly, do not use the same lenses as they could be the cause. Secondly, you must not take this lightly, and visit an eye doctor as it is only prescription medication that...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retinal tears and PVD, retinal laser, laser barrage
retinal laser, laser barrage: Dear Nancy, The indication for retinal laser is very specific if there are any weak areas or degeneration in the retina. The vision after laser may be blurred and may change, usually temporarily, but not doing the laser poses a more serious risk to having...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red eyes problem, red eyes
red eyes: Dear Sunil, There could be various reasons for red eyes like allergies, infection, high eye pressure, etc. However, only an eye doctor can guide you regarding its cause after your eye examination. If it is because of dry eyes, then the drops that...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red spot in vision, retinal bleed, red spot in vision
retinal bleed, red spot in vision: Dear Peta, You seem to be on the right track. This bleed can happen in anyone, called retinal haemorrhage. Yes, it is known to be of higher incidence in those with diabetes, high blood pressure, high myopia etc, but still can happen in anyone. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: removing crystalens, Crystalens
Crystalens: Hi Cathy, No. This is not required at all. Crystalens is an excellent lens. The visual expectation of the patient need to be defined as well as their eye condition needs to be favourabvle for the same. Many cases you read about have been diagnosed...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Seeing stars, low hemoglobin, low blood pressure
low hemoglobin, low blood pressure, vision check: Dear Kay, This may be something to do with blood flow during sports and sudden decrease in blood pressure with sudden movements like bends etc. She need not repeat her vision check but maybe worth the while to visit the school kids doctor or pedicatrician...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Severe red dry eyes, duct plugs, corneal specialist
duct plugs, corneal specialist, restasis: Dear Brianne, You seem to have tried all the routine treatment and also seem to be in the right hands as this would be the usual course of treatment. If not under the care of a corneal specialist, then you could just make sure that you are seeing one....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: SHRINKING EYE, Phthisis Bulbi, shrinking eye
Phthisis Bulbi, shrinking eye: Dear Sandy, Very vague in absence of reports, but by just the details you mention, this could be possibly Phthisis Bulbi . This can happen because of a non functional eye, the eye pressure drops and the eyes then shrink. This can happen because of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Significant overcorrection, eye dominance, mitch axelrod
eye dominance, mitch axelrod, eye prescription: Hello Jessica, Something isn t right if your right eye is blurry. While it may be true that it takes a little while to adapt to a new Rx, it s been too long. Either something is wrong with the Rx or your eye: so you need to see your doctor again to have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: stretched retina, retinal detachment, ICL
retinal detachment, ICL: Dear Joyce, Any eye with high myopia or minus numbers means an eye which is longer in shape than normal eyes. This itself means that the retina which lines the inner part of the eye ball now needs to line a much larger surface area. Hence, all with high...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Treating floaters, floaters
floaters: Dear Michael, Lasers will not help and any other procedure is very invasive which involves a major surgery, hence recommended only in those wherein the floater deteriorates their vision a lot. You may read more about this on www.shroffeye.org including...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ulsers/contact lenses, contact lens problems, corneal ulcer
contact lens problems, corneal ulcer: Dear Missy, In absence of an eye report and just the basis of your description, it is very difficult for us to comment if this holds true for you. But yes, in some cases where the cornea can leave a scar deep enough on the eyes, you may not be the ideal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: An unusual question, cataract surgery, untrained observer
cataract surgery, untrained observer, medical basis: Hi Starbuck, A good optometrist will be able to make out that the person has undergone a cataract surgery or a lens replacement surgery where the shiny glow of the lens is apprecaited by them, but a untrained observer would not be able to make out this...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision Change, drop in vision
drop in vision: Dear jean, Sometimes an increase in prescription or pwoer does not make one see better, hence one tends to lean on a diagnosis of drop in vision arising from inside the eye and not due to powers or spectacle errors. A good dilated eye check up will determine...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision problems, posterior vitreous detachment, mitch axelrod
posterior vitreous detachment, mitch axelrod, flashing lights: Hi Peggy, Anytime someone notices flashing lights, we inspect the retina to make sure there isn t a tear, hole or other defect to explain the symptom of flashing lights. It is normal as we age to have an event called posterior vitreous detachment happen...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vitreous detachment and excercise, vitreous detachment
vitreous detachment: Dear CC, Ideally, this would be answered by a retinal specialist. yes, during the transient time when the vitreous is getting detached it does pose a risk to retinal detachment in presence of trauma, jerks, jumps etc. hence, the advise to take it...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: White spot on the edge of Iris., mitch axelrod, forehead area
mitch axelrod, forehead area, vigamox: Hello Daniel, You should see any kind of an eye doctor to have the eye examined with magnification. You probably have an irritated pinguecula or a small pterygium. As long as contact lenses aren t involved, you may need an anti-inflammatory or lubricating...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: yeast eye infection, vaginal yeast infections, itchy watery eyes
vaginal yeast infections, itchy watery eyes, yeast infection: Have you explained your suspicions to the eye doctor? It sounds to me it would be about time to have a culture done. This is where a sample of the eye fluids are sent to a lab to find out what exactly the causative agent is. While I personally have never...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 60/60, mitch axelrod, eye chart
mitch axelrod, eye chart, normal vision: The 60/60 is not a usual reading. It may be 20/60? If it was 60/60 it would be normal vision like 20/20 but measured at 60 feet: not likely. 20/60 is ok for a 4 year old PROVIDING THE REASON FOR THE REDUCED VISION IS EXPLAINED: then if it is just a little...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my 7 year old, astigmatism correction, lazy eyes
astigmatism correction, lazy eyes, eye dr: Oh - well this is a rather heavy prescription - especially for a 7 year old. However, IF her acuity is good (meaning she can see the bottom line or next to the bottom line on the chart with the glasses on) there is nothing to worry about based on these numbers....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: atrophic bulbi, phthisis bulbi, eyeball
phthisis bulbi, eyeball, atrophy: Atrophia bulbi with shrinkage (clinical phthisis bulbi )are the same or synonymns.. Synonyms: Atrophia bulbi, atrophy eyeball, Atrophy of eye, Atrophy of globe, bulbi phthisis, Eyeball atrophic, eyeball atrophy, eyeball phthisis, Globe of eye shrunken,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Black spots and flashes, posterior vitreous detachment, mitch axelrod
posterior vitreous detachment, mitch axelrod, occasional flashes: Hi Helene, You can research acute posterior vitreous detachment and learn more. You re on schedule, as the stats are 50% by age 60 and increasing w/ age. You will probably notice the floater less as time goes on, as it gets smaller and often floats out...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blepharitis, dear marie, blepharitis
dear marie, blepharitis, finf: Dear Marie, The most effective ios finf=ding its cause. This of course requires a thorough history taking and examination, then ruling out one by one what could be the cause. The treatment of the cause is the permanent treatment. Until then, the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blurry-Ghosting vision-Tightness in forhead, excess saliva, geographic tongue
excess saliva, geographic tongue, allergy shots: Hi Ryan, As the eye doctors have tested you and nothing was found...your eyes seem to be normal. The nerves in and around the eyes are also shared around the forehead and around sinuses. So, considering your history, it is a possiblity that this was...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blurry Vision After Removing RGP Lenses, dry eyes lenses, blurred vision lenses
dry eyes lenses, blurred vision lenses: Dear Eileen, A good contact lens practioner would be able to help you with the adjustment of prescription of your lenses so that you get the best benefit for far and near. If the bluriness is a result of some corneal issue like dry eyes, any good eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Could the beginnings of the retina make her think she saw a bug., clothes moth, detached retina
clothes moth, detached retina, dear debbie: Dear Debbie, A detached retina will have visual symptoms, yes, maybe something like a hair floating in front of your vision etc but the same does not go away, it is constant. The retina of course needs to be immediately treated. Best regards, Dr...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blood spot in eye, subconjunctival hemorrhages, mitch axelrod
subconjunctival hemorrhages, mitch axelrod, blood spot: Hi Lyne, Sometimes we blame it on a dry eye that gets rubbed and it breaks one of the capillaries. We could consider that pregnancy related hormonal changes can make the eye dry making it easier to tug and break the capillary. We don t really know why these...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Child's vision, far vision, opthalmologist
far vision, opthalmologist, distance vision: Hi Darnell, Your daughter is moderately farsighted. If she were nearsighted and put on her plus glasses they would make her more nearsighted and her distance vision would be worse than no glasses. When she holds the glasses further from her eyes they...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contacts cause presbyopia?, bifocal contact lens, sinus problems
bifocal contact lens, sinus problems, vision optics: Hi Mary, Welcome to adulthood. I understand completely your situation, it is common. You will have the best vision with monovision and you may wish to try it again. Some people do OK with one single vision contact lens and one bifocal contact lens using...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: clear cysts/blisters in both eyes, ana titer, cornea specialist
ana titer, cornea specialist, warm compresses: Dear Josi, Thank you for your query. If the cyst is in the eye lids, then it will not cause any visual symptoms or loss of vision. These are usually self limiting conditions and settle down. Some warm compresses help. If it is on the surface...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Can computer use and sleeping in light cause presbyopia to worsen?, hormone fluctuations, eye exercises
hormone fluctuations, eye exercises, high blood sugar: Hi Kate, None of those things affect presbyopia, only age by definition causes it. (presby = old, opia = sight). The graph that shows age vs. near vision is unbelievably consistent throughout the human population so at 52 you should need about a +2 for routine...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: constant red eyes., contact lens solution, laundry detergent
contact lens solution, laundry detergent, rebound effect: Well, I certainly understand why the eye drops only help for a short while. Those products mostly contain a vasoconstrictor - a chemical that makes blood vessels shrink - artificially - without fixing the problem. In many cases, when the vasoconstrictor...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contacts, acuvue 2 contacts, contact lens prescription
acuvue 2 contacts, contact lens prescription, base curve: The issue is really not so much whether it is safe to try them, but rather the fact that your supplier has no right - whether by mistake or for their own convenience - to substitute parameters on a prescription item. If you went to the pharmacy with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: disciform herpetic keratitis in 10-years girl, herpetic keratitis, penetrating keratoplasty
herpetic keratitis, penetrating keratoplasty, visual axis: Dear Ando, If the definitive diagnosis is disciform keratitis, she needs aggressive topical steroid medications +/- oral acyclovir treatment. Further, the exact treatment she needs right now depends on the stage of disease process, which can be assessed...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: double vision, mitch axelrod, optometrist
mitch axelrod, optometrist, double vision: Hi Theresa, It sounds like your husband needs to see a different doctor and bring all his old and new glasses with him to the appointment. Depending on what the next doctor says, he may need different glasses or a more complicated workup to figure out what...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Effects of popping ears on eyes, open angle glaucoma, popping ears
open angle glaucoma, popping ears, worst case scenario: The answer to your question is almost 100% no. There are two main types of glaucoma (and many subtypes) The first of these - open angle glaucoma - is caused by long-term lack of nourishment to the nerves that give you your vision. This lack may come...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Extreme eye redness, red dear, dear mike
red dear, dear mike, eye drop: Dear Mike, This is definitely not just allergic. First, stop using any contact lenses. Second, you need a thorough examination including the retina, dry eye evaluation and probably a course of homatropine eye drops with a steroid under supervision of an...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My. EYE, slit lamp microscope, mitch axelrod
slit lamp microscope, mitch axelrod, eye ointment: Hello Amanda, This situation requires an eye doctor using a slit lamp microscope for high magnification. If you ve had that and the doctor is sure nothing is in there (even a small piece of fiberglass can be very hard to find) then you should treat as...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye injury and glaucoma, glaucoma specialist, visual field test
glaucoma specialist, visual field test, doing weights: Dear Sriram, Repeating the check after 6 months is fine. Doing weights in a normal eye has no issue on increase pressure. But do go easy. Also avoid drinking a lot of water in one go as this also increases pressure. SWAP is a Visual Field Test to check...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Shape, eye shape, canthal
eye shape, canthal, eye point: Young children because of the lingering skin on the inner lids, and because they have almost adult size eyes, one eye may seem more open than the other one. I looked at his picture and the reflection of the flash shows that his eyes are straight. Some kids...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye test and driving, legal answer, eye test
legal answer, eye test, nearsightedness: You had such a very small amount of astigmatism, it is entirely possible that it might not show up in any given exam, or it might be gone forever. And yes, it is possible that your eyes got better - especially if you are in your late 30 s or early 40 s -...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye visits, health insurance industry, ridiculous level
health insurance industry, ridiculous level, maximum efficiency: Well, the reason is that market forces (i.e. particularly the managed care industry -with their reduced payments and frequent refusal to pay the doctor over silly issues so they can pay their grossly overpaid CEO s) are forcing everyone in health care to perform...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyeglass virgin. Rx = pain?, daylight vision, commercial carrier
daylight vision, commercial carrier, corrective lenses: Typically, first time wearers of farsighted prescriptions may take some time to adapt to the prescription... perhaps up to a month. So an adaptation period is to be expected. Secondly, although you did not mention your age, this is most common with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: enlarged fleshy tear duct?, inner canthus, eye dr
inner canthus, eye dr, eye socket: Dear Roberta, Usually you may feel the poke or pricking of the eye and feel the inner canthus a little more enlarged than normal...this may be an allergy. Any over the counter antiallergy eye drops should help you. Hope this helps, Best regards,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye, mitch axelrod, sticky water
mitch axelrod, sticky water, sticky issues: Hi Madhob, Whether or not the eye condition is worse because of diabetes is debatable, but the problem needs to be fixed either way. You first need to be sure the abscess is not a skin cancer, and then work on the red/sticky issues. You may need some long...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: left eye is burning and watering..., steam inhalation, dust allergy
steam inhalation, dust allergy, clinic doctors: Dear Kristina, Sounds like an allergic reaction, which usually is irregular and may be involving settled dust (even though you may not see it but the dust mites in the pillow etc). the commonest reason for watery and red eyes in the morning is that whole...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye infection, fungal eye infection
fungal eye infection: Dear Penney, No. Candida Albicans is the common yeast infection in the vagina, which also is there in the birth passage. However, this does not affect the baby at birth, at the most in severest cases lead to oral thrush and not anything in the eyes....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye infection, eye infection, gook
eye infection, gook, eye doctor: You certainly do sound like you have a real eye infection. You must discard both of your current contact lenses, the case you keep them in and any eye make-up that could have been contaminated - especially any mascara. Make an appointment with an eye doctor...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye infection, mitch axelrod, eye infection
mitch axelrod, eye infection, gook: Hi Evelyn, Though your eye doesn t hurt, it sounds like it is infected like you said or your eyelid is infected. You need to see an eye doctor and do not delay. Whether it is contact lens related or not does not matter at this point as far as seeing the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye spots, dear angel, eye spots
dear angel, eye spots, expert eye: Dear Angel, It is always to get such things checked by an expert (eye doctor) esp since you have a medical family history. However, some pigments are natural changes in the eye, but since I am sure that this is worrying you, best would be to get this...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyes not fused together, alignment problem, vision specialist
alignment problem, vision specialist, sports vision: Hi Dawn, Depending on the exact nature of the alignment problem, what it was and what it is now, your brain may have to adapt or adjust to properly consider the place or direction of things in your world. You can consult an optometrist practicing vision...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: left eye is burning and watering...
Ophthalmology & Optometry: left eye is burning and watering...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: odd smell to eyes following dilation, hairline
Ophthalmology & Optometry: odd smell to eyes following dilation, hairline

Ophthalmology & Optometry: failed cataract surgery, cataract infection
cataract infection: Dear Dani, From the description, the problem does not seem to be because of the catarct lens gone bad . During cataract surgery, if there is infection, it can result in permanent vision loss as it affects the nerves of the eyes. Hence, best way would...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: flashing light, dark spot, posterior vitreous detachment, retinal tear
posterior vitreous detachment, retinal tear, eye doctor: Yes, he definitely should be seen. Most likely this is a posterior vitreous detachment, very common around age 50 and 60. In itself, this type of detachment is not dangerous, but in the six or eight weeks surrounding the event, the person is at very high...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: No Glaucoma but 3rd Visual Field Test, visual field test, glaucoma specialist
visual field test, glaucoma specialist, visual field tests: Dear Dee, It would be best then to see a Glaucoma specialist as they would have more adavnced and sensitive diagnostic equipment. At least, you will know a diagnosis for sure instead of being on the fence. Hope this helps, Best, Dr Shroff www.shroffeye.or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: gel of eye, posterior vitreous detachment, vitreous humor
posterior vitreous detachment, vitreous humor, new jello: Hi Terri, Sorry about your experience. I would suggest you see an optometrist for a more personal and informative exam. Sadly one of the usual and stereotypical differences between the OD and the MD is the time and attention given. I do not think you should...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Incipient nearsightedness caused by close work, diopters, bit 3
diopters, bit 3, myopia: Hi Marco, Sadly no one really knows the answers. I would suggest you 1.use the glasses for far not near, 2. take occas breaks from close work and view distant objects for a few minutes but not worry too much about using the glasses for that break; 3. not...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ischemic optic neuropathy, Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Ischemic Optic Neuropathy: Dear Joan, You have a diagnosis here which is Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. This loss of vision is a result of decreased blood supply to the optic nerve. The cause exact cannot be pointed oput, although there may be some precipitating factor or high risk...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: kaliedescopic vision & pinched nerves, pinched nerves, cuff surgery
pinched nerves, cuff surgery, shroff: Dear B, I would be able to guide you unl;ess I know what the vision issue is by seeing an eye report of a doctor. If you have seen one, he would be able to link this with your shoulder if that seems the cause and only when the cause is treated would...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Loss of vision, floaters and flashes, ophthalmic migraine, vision floaters
ophthalmic migraine, vision floaters, visual field tests: Hi Linda, If the vision is lost and has not returned, it is unlikely to be missed in the visual field tests etc. However, if you mean that this vision comes and goes, it could be like an ophthalmic migraine, or fluctuation in blood flow to the head,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my macula problem, tiny veins, coatex
tiny veins, coatex, tiny blood vessels: Coatex is not a word I am familiar with. But if you have had bleeding of the tiny blood vessels of the macula, and the macula is damaged, there is no known way to restore the vision you have lost. The main thing would be to understand what caused it, and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New digital progressive lenses, lens curves, eye care center
lens curves, eye care center, old glasses: Hi July Go back to the shop and explain your issue. They may be able to simply adjust the glasses to conform to your face more closely or explain that the curves or prescription (probably astigmatism) contribute to your symptoms. Believe it or not you will...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Optic Nerve, mitch axelrod, tilted disc
mitch axelrod, tilted disc, optomatrist: Hi Gina, The optometrist probably said tilted disc optic nerve. If anything was wrong, it would have been so from birth. There are various grades, but if it was just brought up now it is probably nothing to be concerned about. Just call the doctor and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: odd smell to eyes following dilation, mitch axelrod, odd smell
mitch axelrod, odd smell, eye dr: Hi Rebecca, I do not know what it is you are smelling; the drops don t smell and certainly they have dissipated by now. The drops may last 24 to 36 hours and if his eye looks OK and isn t hurting then wait and watch ; probably by the time you read this...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pigmented eyes, brown patches, acute asthma
brown patches, acute asthma, brownish discoloration: Dear Kamakshi, Unfortunatley, this needs an examination to understand the exact nature of the pigmentation. Since you have already done so with an eye doctor, it does not seem to be pathological which requires treatment. Brownish discoloration is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: painful lump between cheekbone and jawbone in front of ear, accurate reply, painful lump
accurate reply, painful lump, vision coverage: It would difficult to speculate on the exact etiology of the sudden painful lump in the right preauricular space that you describe (in front of your right ear). The acute presentation, the tenderness to touch, and the swelling all indicate an acute infectious...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: popping ears and effect it has on the eyes, popping ears, tiny blood vessels
popping ears, tiny blood vessels, strange question: Dear Sara, There is no serious damage when you blow your nose or pop your ears (although it is not a pleasant sensation) like in a cold, however, some cases have a rupture of the tiny blood vessels (nothing serious) but your eye can have a nasty looking...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: RK incisions opening after 12yrs, RK incisions
RK incisions: Dear Bill, Sorry for the delayed reply. This can happen. However, this needs to be examined if it is a wound gape or something else like an erosion on the cornea. A good corneal specialist will be the right person to visit. Let me know what they...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Sudden loss of vision: Not diagnosed, CSR Central serous retinopathy
CSR Central serous retinopathy: Hi Ankur, This sounds like Central Serous Retinopathy (CSR), however, needs to be diagnosed by a good retinal expert. Most cases it is self limiting and it disappears in few weeks. Commonly seen in young males 25 to 40 years of age and stress is a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: sight, computer vision syndrome, computer glasses
computer vision syndrome, computer glasses, photochromic lenses: Dear Patrick, The photochromic lenses make sense when moving from a dark to bright area like outdoors and indoors. Also, for the PC, using anti reflective lenses if you are working in a brightly lit room again has no meaning. What you need is specific...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my son is seeing blue/green spots and lines, pediatric neurologist, green circles
pediatric neurologist, green circles, mild fever: Dear Lyne, I can see that you are worried and rightfully so, however a lot of tics, or even mild epileptic attacks have an aura before a full episode, which may involve visual symptoms, the kind you describe. Best way forward is to have a neurologist...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: swelling of corner of eye and nose, Tearing, epiphora
Tearing, epiphora, infection of the lacrimal sac: Tearing (epiphora) and an area of tender swelling near the (inner?, although you did not specify) corner of the eye near the cheekbone might suggest blockage of the lacrimal canalicular system, which can cause infection of the lacrimal sac (dacryocystitis)....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision Disturbances, strobe lighting, retinal detachment
strobe lighting, retinal detachment, christmas holidays: Yes, a lot of what you describe does sound like it could be attributed to eyestrain. EXCEPT for one thing - the flashing! As soon as a patient mentions flashing in their vision, we begin to suspect a retinal detachment - which IS an emergency and cannot...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision changed only in one eye in 6 months, astigmatism correction, lens rx
astigmatism correction, lens rx, lens prescriptions: Well, that is strange. I take it you mean the new glasses are blurry in the right eye, while the contact lenses are fine in both eyes. Since you say you have astigmatism, it may be related to that. Sometimes when someone only has a small amount of astigmatism,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vitreous floaters, retinal tear, contact lens use, floaters, flashes
floaters, flashes: Dear Raymond, These are non pathological floaters which will settle with time. It is due to disturbance in the jelly or fluid of the posterior part of the eye that causes this to be seen as a cobweb. Yes, it is very annoying, but it only settles down...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: worsening vision, mitchell axelrod, progressive myopia
mitchell axelrod, progressive myopia, legal blindness: Hi Jessie, It is normal to have progressive myopia like you do as you probably have nearsighted people in your family. You will stabilize soon enough. You should look up legal blindness as it applies to a person whose better eye with best glasses still...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 15 year old w/fuzzy peripheral vision, peripheral vision test, mitch axelrod
peripheral vision test, mitch axelrod, optic neuritis: Hi Lisa, MS could explain the blurred vision and a visual field defect. A flashing box type field test is a screener but generally sensitive. Considering MS would certainly be a leap to an unusual diagnosis, but I understand since it so close to you. The...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: astigmatism, mitch axelrod, reading glasses
mitch axelrod, reading glasses, lasik center: Hi Elizabeth, Your vision is getting worse for near because you are older, not because you wear or not glasses, or have surgery. Your near blur is due to your autofocusing system wearing out as it must. It is unavoidable and normal and not changed by glasses,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Bilateral Amblyopia, mitch axelrod, remarkable credentials
mitch axelrod, remarkable credentials, amblyopia: Hi Howard, Glasses prescriptions are hard to determine when they are that strong in such a young child. Certainly either one would help immensely. But there is too much difference between the two to leave it alone. Sorry to suggest that one is more correct...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Brown spot on eye (contacts?), mitch axelrod, eye contacts
mitch axelrod, eye contacts, nevus: Hi Stephanie, If you have much pigment in your skin type, it is common to have brown spots as the eye gets older. If you are fair skinned, I wouldn t expect it but it may be a nevus which isn t a worry. To be sure, you want your eye doctor to look at...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blurry left eye, mitch axelrod, rocking sensation
mitch axelrod, rocking sensation, blurry eye: Hi Sally, The blurriness you report is certainly contrary to the doctors report of 20/20. So you need to have him explain that. Possibly he will explain your sense of blur as normal for age or something, but it isn t good for you to have this confusing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I have blurry vision but my doctor insists I am fine, headlights on the highway, oncoming headlights
headlights on the highway, oncoming headlights, eyechart: Hi William, As eye doctor s, we measure your visual quality or acuity by the eyechart (ie 20/20, 20/40 etc) There is more to vision than acuit however. We usually want patients to see clearly and comfortably. Do you have an up to date pair of glasses?...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I have blurry vision but my doctor insists I am fine, mitch axelrod, headlights on the highway
mitch axelrod, headlights on the highway, oncoming headlights: Hi William, You have to see a different eye doctor and tell them that you are there specifically to figure out what your acuity is with best glasses and your current contacts. Don t just say you re there for a checkup. Tell them briefly your story and let...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lens, mitch axelrod, reply asap
mitch axelrod, reply asap, wrong prescription: Hi Lydia, Using the wrong prescription will not cause any medical problems nor change your true prescription or affect your eye. It may make your vision blurry or cause some focusing eye strain but that is a symptom not a problem. Hope that helps, Mitch...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lenses and unbalanced vision, mitch axelrod, acuvue advance
mitch axelrod, acuvue advance, biofinity contacts: Hi Adam, I don t know how anyone who hasn t examined you could possibly advise you on contact lens power. Biofinity is a fine lens as is the Acuvue, material properties notwithstanding. It is certainly possible you prefer the experience with the Acuvue...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract surgery for vision correction, cataract surgery, corneal scarring
cataract surgery, corneal scarring, gas permeable contacts: Hi Ralph, Aside from dry eye or comfort issues, cataract surgery should be done if you have enough cataract, not to eliminate the need for distance contacts or glasses as the power of the implant chosen cannot be as accurately chosen as contacts or glasses....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: child vision, mitch axelrod, pediatric ophthalmologist
mitch axelrod, pediatric ophthalmologist, eye alignment: Hi Tom, There are basic concepts to consider with children. You want to check on their 1. eye alignment, 2. focusing mechanism, 3.eye movement/motility, 4. refractive error, and 5. eye health. So you must see an eye doctor that is used to examining 3 yr...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: What is considered legally blind, mitch axelrod, strong glasses
mitch axelrod, strong glasses, eyed person: Hi Conchita, This is easily found on the Internet, but I am happy to answer it. You probably aren t legally blind. It is a little tricky, and believe it or not my professor offered the entire class a pizza party if everyone in the class got the answer...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contacts, mitch axelrod, fitter
mitch axelrod, fitter, contact lens: Hi Joanna, Yes, he is right, but only if the contact lens fitter saw the lenses on you and it is a known good fit and you are not overwearing them or using a solution that you are sensitive to. So you must call your contact lens fitter and discuss it with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dialation, mitch axelrod, eye dr
mitch axelrod, eye dr, reading glasses: I wouldn t use any drops to reverse it as those drops have their own problems. Just wait it out. He likely used one of the stronger drops that lasts longer. Usually we use the 4-6 hour stuff. Either he needed a strong drop or it was an accident but either...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dizziness, mitch axelrod, eye pressure
mitch axelrod, eye pressure, eye drop: Hi MB, No, I don t think the eye drops could cause dizziness for a week. It would be OK to say maybe for a day, but not longer. Not unless he used an uncommon eye drop that dilates the pupils for a week...but you would still see your pupils as large and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye exam results, mitch axelrod, retinal vascular disease
mitch axelrod, retinal vascular disease, flow turbulence: At that age you are allowed to have changes in the vessels of the retina. The vessel walls thicken, the the blood column thins, and the vessels can take on an appearance that was described. These changes take many years to happen and are not a real time...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyewear, noir medical technologies, mitch axelrod
noir medical technologies, mitch axelrod, uvb protection: Hello Elizabeth, I think too much emphasis is placed on UV protection. I believe it has been adequately shown that any plastic lens, tinted or not, will provide plenty of UV protection. Tint will help even more. A brimmed hat that casts a shadow over your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Is it episcleritis or eye allergies?, eye allergies, allergy medicine
eye allergies, allergy medicine, episcleritis: More than likely it is eye allergies and you should be on a drop to target that. FML is a steroid and can help some any type of inflammation including that associated with allergies. Episcleritis usually does not have itching associated with it. Episcleritis...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye health, mitch axelrod, mucus membranes
mitch axelrod, mucus membranes, correct category: Lead needs to be inhaled or ingested to worry. Mucus membranes like the eye, as well as skin can be sensitive to chemicals, and can absorb them, so always be careful about handling chemicals or exposing the eyes to fumes or noxious liquids. The chemicals...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye pulses, sinus pressure, nerve disorder
sinus pressure, nerve disorder, eye exam: Hi Jennifer, My best advice is to get a complete eye exam if you have not had one in more than a year. Eyelid twitching can be anything from eyestrain, nervousness, sinus pressure or a nerve disorder. It is most likely not from someone thinking about you....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Farnsworth Lantern, farnsworth munsell, mitch axelrod
farnsworth munsell, mitch axelrod, test for color blindness: Hi Ann. I did a little research and found the following: The tests and equipment were developed for Navy use by Commander Dean Farnsworth while he was stationed at the Naval Laboratory. Subsequently, based on this work and the development of the Farnsworth-Munsell...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dizziness, eye pressure, eye test
Ophthalmology & Optometry: dizziness, eye pressure, eye test, pressure test

Ophthalmology & Optometry: GPC, mitch axelrod, phone consultation
mitch axelrod, phone consultation, eye doctor: I don t know what drops you re using or how you were directed to use them. you usually don t want to instill drops while wearing contacts. It s hard to answer since I don t know what problems you were having or if you re any better. If you seem fine then...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma/corneal molding, county health departments, ophthalmic migraine
county health departments, ophthalmic migraine, corneal molding: Hi Lindsey, You can call local eye hospitals or medical schools and talk to the directors of glaucoma services to seek help. Also you could talk to the various blind organizations and the Lions Club and find out if they can connect you to any doctors giving...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Halos and contacts, contact lens solutions, mitch axelrod
contact lens solutions, mitch axelrod, corneal edema: Hi Chris, halos are caused by corneal edema which can be exacerbated by a dry,irritated eye or by corneal hypoxia. Try Muro 128 eye drops several times per day to reduce any corneal edema, avoid contacts, and in between the Muro drops use lubricating drops...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Improving Distance Vision, mitch axelrod, blood sugar levels
mitch axelrod, blood sugar levels, high blood sugar levels: Hi Margaretann, Diabetes, if uncontrolled, can cause very high blood sugar levels which certainly can change the eye and glasses rx. Usually it would be accompanied by other symptoms of diabetes, but not always. Small changes in the glasses rx are normal,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Large change in precription, mitch axelrod, mild hypertension
mitch axelrod, mild hypertension, lefts: Hi Tridiv, Certainly changes happen and are not a concern. Your old Rx is odd in that the right eye used a minus cylinder but the left a plus. Since your left eye is amblyopic, the difference isn t necessarily accurate since it is common to prescribe a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lazy Eye, mitch axelrod, safety plastic
mitch axelrod, safety plastic, eye doctors: Hi Melody, Generally 8 years old is a little late to make any significant improvements for a lazy eye. It is often tried nonetheless for hope. In the real world, if your daughter doesn t seem to appreciate the use of glasses, which is typical, then no need...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lens decentering, prism, pd
prism, pd, continuation: You shouldn t decenter it at all as this will create Base Out prism. This will shift the patient towards esophoria. Shifting towards esophoria is never a good thing. You ll need to discuss this with the prescribing doctor. He/she will now what type of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: loss of Peripheral, cloudiness, colering of whites, mitch axelrod, ocular migraine
mitch axelrod, ocular migraine, colering: Hi Ashley, I thought I answered this but maybe the sytem failed. Don t consider/worry about AMD. Assuming your vision returned to normal,it sounds like you had an ocular migraine but I don t know about the grey/yellow eyes. Jaundice can make your eyes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: myopia worsening, mitch axelrod, strong glasses
mitch axelrod, strong glasses, lens material: Hi Jaleh, you will stabilize in the next 5-10 years, usually not going beyond -10 or so. You can concentrate on small, roundish, high index lens material with the frame s lenses centered on your pupils. That s how to get nice yet strong glasses. There is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ophthalmology, moisture level, dry eye
moisture level, dry eye: Punctal plugs are usually inserted into the small opening on the eyelid. By doing this, it prevents the tears from draining out of the eye. This procedure is usually done to maintain the moisture level in the eye for people who have issues with dry eye....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Potential stye?, definitive diagnosis, hordeolum
definitive diagnosis, hordeolum, stye: More than likely it is a stye (hordeolum), but you will need to have it looked at by an optometrist for a definitive diagnosis. There are various other possibilities, including herpes, and the proximity of it to the punctum (tear duct) can make it more serious...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 'Prism' Eye spot, ophthalmic migraine, mitch axelrod
ophthalmic migraine, mitch axelrod, ocular migraine: Hi Jennifer, It sounds like you had a textbook example of an ocular migraine also called an ophthalmic migraine or visual migraine . Search those terms for reassurance and more info. Thanks for the good question, if you have more let me know. Regards,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: prescription ?? -4.25 -4.75 contact lenses, mitch axelrod, snellens chart
mitch axelrod, snellens chart, eye infection: Hi Daryle, The facts you present don t make sense. No eye doctor would say he s not going to give a glasses rx because you might go blind. But maybe he would not rx contact lenses because he fears your eyes would be at risk for serious problems like infection....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red blood spot on right side of right eye, mitch axelrod, routine eye exam
mitch axelrod, routine eye exam, subconjunctival hemorrhages: Hello Gail, Generally these subconjunctival hemorrhages are nothing to worry about as long as you re not bleeding/bruising unexplainably elsewhere on your body too. They usually happen from minor trauma and dryness. It should go away within another week....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Scratches, mitch axelrod, eye doctor
mitch axelrod, eye doctor, eye drops: Hi Julia, If what you mean by scratches are lines or wiggly things in your vision, they are probably floaters like the spots. They are a normal thing buy they should be looked at by an eye doctor to be sure that nothing more significant explains them like...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My son's eye prescription, mitch axelrod, eye prescription
mitch axelrod, eye prescription, eye test: Hi Jo. Your son is highly farsighted and will not outgrow it as it is too high of a degree to outgrow. True his Rx may change, perhaps decrease a little like to 5 or 6, but he will always wear glasses or contacts to see well. Also, without glasses, two...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Three different perscriptions non quite right, cylinder axis, nationwide vision
cylinder axis, nationwide vision, toric lens: Hi Chris, You probably either aren t giving good and reliable answers to the doctors during the refraction, something is wrong with your eye(s) so that your refraction is unstable, or you re going to incompetent or rushed doctors. No way for me to know....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: teenagers and bifocals, mitch axelrod, progressive lenses
mitch axelrod, progressive lenses, reading glasses: Hi Angela, It is a controversial topic. I will assume the doctor did testing along with considering your son s complaint and reason for the exam. Like eye strain or headache with near work. A lined bifocal is the only way to go for a child as teaching...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: transition lens, transition lenses, transition lens
transition lenses, transition lens, mitch axelrod: Hi Anthony, They don t, but the newer generation lenses are pretty clear, and probably clear enough. Be aware that the main issues are not darkening completely behind the windshield when driving and slow clearing when coming indoors especially in the cold....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: tugs on eye, mitch axelrod, eye movement disorders
mitch axelrod, eye movement disorders, inferior rectus: Hi Amy, Generally a head posture like that is compensating for the inability of one of the eyes to move into a certain position: so the head moves into the direction the eye can t. In this case the usual effected muscle is the left superior oblique. The...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Veiny Eyes, wearing contact lenses, coloring changes
wearing contact lenses, coloring changes, mitch axelrod: Hi Ken, Without seeing your eyes of course I don t know. Some redness can mean contact lens overwear or solution sensitivity. If you have pigmented skin then some coloring changes to the whites of the eye as you age are normal. And yes sometimes even larger...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: What is Vision, health matters, google
health matters, google, eyeglasses: It means you need eyeglasses to see. It also means that you haven t even tried to find your own answer...too lazy? You might want to at least TRY to do your own homework. Ever heard of Ask your Doctor when it comes to health matters? You took...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: visual disturbances...flickering of vision and image, influenza virus infection, mitch axelrod
influenza virus infection, mitch axelrod, ocular migraine: Hi Mark, It sure sounds like you re having typical ocular/ophthalmic migraines. Search the Internet for ocular migraine and see if you feel reassured...and ask your eye doctor about them. He certainly knows about them. We don t really know a lot about cause/cure/treatment...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Adjustable eyeglasses?, progressive lenses, trifocals
progressive lenses, trifocals, head moves: Same answer,but some of what I was saying is that we hope for variable power lenses, not lenses that are static in power as all curently are. Like autofocus cameras, the glasses would adjust focusing power either by a mechanical means or chemical lenses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Allergy to eyes, mitch axelrod, eye redness
mitch axelrod, eye redness, irritated eyes: Hi Jaya, The usual cause is dryness, so start by making sure you drink plenty of fluids (not caffeine) and blink often. Use frequent (every 1-2 hrs) eye drops from the store that DO NOT advertise allergy or redness removal. Rather, they will say lubricating...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Amblyopia, amblyopia and LASIK
amblyopia and LASIK: Dear Sarah, Your headaches may be the result of spectacle correction of powers which are not suiting you, or may have changed and this may need to be re examined. In amblyopia one needs to know how much is your vision. Which is your Visual Acuity. Normal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Astigmatism in 4 year old, amblyopia, lazy eye
amblyopia, lazy eye: Dear Mr Patil, yes, he seems to have moderate astigmatism which definitely needs to be addressed by using the correct prescription. This may get better or worse as he grows as this depends on anatomy. You can just make sure that his diet is balanced...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Astigmatism, eye muscles, new pair of glasses
eye muscles, new pair of glasses, exact report: Dear Monique, Thank you for the details. It is unlikely that you could have damaged your eyes, so please do not worry. When you use the exact prescription, you are also using your eye muscles and this is why you feel a bit of strain, but your vision would...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blurred Vision in One Eye after cornea healed, recurrent corneal erosion, cornea abrasion
recurrent corneal erosion, cornea abrasion, contact lens solution: Hi Lisa, Usually a recurrent erosion is caused by an inherited corneal epithelial basement membrane dystrophy that shows up in the 40s or 50s. Usually not a big deal, but lubricants are needed at least until it is healed well, typically weeks. Then a slow...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Born With Cortical Cataracts, eye doctors, eye condition
eye doctors, eye condition, eye sight: Dear Toni, Please visit a good cataract centre as the new advanced lenses which are accomodative may help you and you may not have to wait till you age for this. LASIK is an option if your cataract does not interfere with vision, otherwise would be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Brown spots on the eyes, shroff, optometrist
shroff, optometrist, diagnosis: Dear Jason, This could be an age related discolouration, however, not knowing her age, it is difficult to be precise with the diagnosis, but is a possibility, esp if it is on both eyes. You can have a optometrist also examine the same. Hope this helps,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blurred vision, toric contacts, good vision
toric contacts, good vision, new doctor: Hi Stephanie, There are several possibilities here. Know that stronger doesn t mean better or clearer. You need the right number not a weaker or stronger one. First you have to figure out if glasses let you see clearly. If not, you have to find out what...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blurry vision and pressure in one eye, mitch axelrod, blurriness
mitch axelrod, blurriness, omega 3: Hi Lindsay, You need to be evaluated by an eye doctor so he can look inside the eye. Anytime you notice a sudden change in your eyesight, whether or not there is redness or pain, etc., you need to have the eye examined. While it may be nothing, you can...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: breathable contacts, acuvue 2 lenses, breathable contacts
acuvue 2 lenses, breathable contacts, hard time: The acuvue 2 lenses and oasys lenses are very similar in geometry. Most people do not have any handling issues between the two lenses. If he is having difficulty with the oasys, switching to the acuvue 2 will probably not make a difference. Practice is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Change in prescription, hyperopia, shroff
hyperopia, shroff, new numbers: Dear Randy, The actual change in prescription is not drastic, however in Hyperopia or those having plus numbers, this is a feature when using glasses as they work like magnifiers. However, you should speak with her treating OD to be certain regarding...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cloudy irritating patch on eye, eye lashes, red veins
eye lashes, red veins, eye exam: Hi Jenne, First, you should see an eye doctor again. Though you may be covered for an annual eye exam anybody at anytime can develop an eye problem that needs attention. Just like you can get a physical exam or check up every year or two, but if you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Color contacts, acuvue advance with hydraclear, acuvue 2 colours
acuvue advance with hydraclear, acuvue 2 colours, blood vessel problems: Hi Maria, Base curves and measurements between lens types are not the same. Plus, the A2 colours are not high oxygen permeable lenses. You are dramatically decreasing the amount of oxygen to your cornea when you wear the colors compare to the Acuvue Advance...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Concerned about my vision, natural lighting, vision issues
natural lighting, vision issues, retinal image: Dear Stacie, Have you visited an optometrist and checked whether you may have a minor number or power which needs to be addressed? Also, yes, some people are more perceptive to the static which could also be the retinal image which is more pronounced...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lense prescription, mitch axelrod, doctor didn
mitch axelrod, doctor didn, nearsightedness: Hi Janeen, Your new prescription is a little stronger for both nearsightedness (-2 to -3) and a little stronger for the astigmatism (-1.25 to -1.75) the axis is irrelevant. You don t say how old you are, but increasing as you grow up is normal, generally...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contacts axis, shroff, eye strain
shroff, eye strain, optometrist: Dear Juan, Please check this with a contact lens expert as it is more important that with whichever prescription you get, you need to see 20/20 or 6/6 without eye strain. Hence check if you face this or achieve this with the precription you are getting...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cornea Scarring, coreal, corneal specialist
coreal, corneal specialist, corneal infection: Dear Sherry, Thank you for the details you have sent us and yes, it is dufficult for me in the absence of being able to examine myself and rely on the data sent by you to actually pin point to what could be the cause. There are some reasons for the cornea...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cornea Ulcers, mitch axelrod, delicate tissue
mitch axelrod, delicate tissue, eye infection: Hello Rachel, After significant eye infection and inflammation, it can take weeks or months for the more delicate tissue, glands, and function to return to normal. Use nonpreserved eye lubricating drops frequently throughout the day. You didn t mention...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: change in perscription, increasing prescription, changing numbers
increasing prescription, changing numbers, increasing powers: Dear Hannah, You need to visit a good corneal expert to rule out corneal abnormalities. If the check is fine, then speak to him about your lifestyle if long hours on the computers as this could also increase the Myopia and he can instruct ways to stabilize...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: congenital cataract surgery complications, congenital cataract
congenital cataract: Dear Manjeet, We can help you better if you can e mail across the following details: 1. Age of your son today 2. His current eye report 3. Old history as written above, if available from a doctors report 4. Any current medications he is using or been...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: conjuntivitis, eye infection children, conjunctivitis
eye infection children, conjunctivitis: Dear Dina, Be a bit more regular and use as prescribed for one week as it was advised for two weeks total out of which you have used it only a few times that too for one week only. If not used correctly, thinking that a lesser dose is working, you may...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lense, mitch axelrod, nearsightedness
mitch axelrod, nearsightedness, astigmatism: Hi Natalie, You prescription is weak and probably not worth contacts. The astigmatism is mild and using a contact to correct it would not be wholly accurate for the right. but the left may be ok with a mild contact for nearsightedness ignoring its mild astigmatism....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Depth Perception, visual pathway, depth perception
visual pathway, depth perception, amblyopia: Dear Rick, Our visual pathway fully develops by age 9 years, hence any corrections are recommended earlier to that. No surgeries work after this age to improve vision for amblyopia or lazy eye. You may want to read more on amblyopia on www.shroffeye.org...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Depth perception, mitch axelrod, depth perception
mitch axelrod, depth perception, computer usage: Hi Michael, Yes there is training to help improve depth perception. You need to see an optometrist and have an eye exam with your concern brought up in the beginning of the exam so the doctor knows what your issue is. Depending on your individual findings,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Enlarged Optic Nerve, optic nerve fibers, eco stress
optic nerve fibers, eco stress, cross sectional area: Hi Haylie, You need a better explanation instead of enlarged optic nerve . We only worry if it is swollen, which it is not, or if the optic nerve fibers are damaged or missing from a disease. They probably mean the cup to disc ratio is large, but that...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye, brain stem injury, prism glasses
brain stem injury, prism glasses, examination findings: Dear Renee, I probably can answer your query better if I could see some eye report of yours. Just on the basisi of history with no medical examination findings, it is rather difficult for me to opine. Yes, if not satisfied, you can seek another opinion,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye dandruff, eye allergy, dandruff
eye allergy, dandruff, shroff: Dear Mr Murthy, You have to treat the cause and not its effect. So, has the dandruff been cured? if not, you are going to face this eye allergy repeatedly. See a dermatologist meanwhile to treat the dandruff. You may think that it is not there, but may...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye question, extraocular muscle, mitch axelrod
extraocular muscle, mitch axelrod, ocular alignment: Hi Faisal, When you see your optometrist tell them you re there for a checkup but make a point of explaining your concern about the upgaze double vision and the blind area. It s very unlikely to be muscle entrapment, rather it may be a weak extraocular muscle....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Types, mitch axelrod, analogies
mitch axelrod, analogies, focal length: Hi James, I don t know of any reference like you ask about. I also can t help you with the specific camera analogies other to tell you the average eye was detailed in the past and called a Gullstrand model so search that term. It generally can focus in...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye test, visual acuity, school nurse
visual acuity, school nurse, eye test: Dear Angela, not sure how they have written acuity..as it usually is 20/20 or6/6/ if normal. If suggested to see an optician, best to visit one as one does not want to miss any findings in children. Hope this helps, Regards, Dr Anand Shroff,MS OPHTH,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye, mitch axelrod, going in circles
mitch axelrod, going in circles, eye doctor: Hi Maria, Pain doesn t go along with jumping, but occasional jumping, called twitching, isn t unusual. Usually it is the eyelid not the eyeball. Make sure you are well rested and not too stressed or caffeinated. If the pain persists you should see an eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye colour change, stress and trauma, colour of your eyes
stress and trauma, colour of your eyes, dear charlotte: Dear Charlotte, Even if theoretically possible...it is difficult to pin point and be sure regarding the cause. Although some medications can change color, also changes in some due to age related changes. A visit to a good eye doctor is important to make...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye glass prescription, prescription change
prescription change: Dear Amy, If with the current prescription you are unable to read the last line of the visual acuity chart which is 20/20 or 6/ 6 vision, then you may need a change in prescription. Hope this helps, Regards,Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH), FICS www.shroffeye.or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye glass prescriptions, progressive numbers, retinal examination
progressive numbers, retinal examination, reading numbers: Dear Bob, If you are myopic and also have reading numbers, then the choice is usually between using bi focals, verifocals or progressive numbers or even two different sets of glasses, one for reading and one for far. If you are facing trouble with combining...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye glasses, distant object, eye glasses
distant object, eye glasses, distant objects: Hi Rio, From what you provided me, it looks like the Dr increased the prescription in both eyes significantly from 2006 to 2008. Did you get the new glasses with the stronger prescription? Are the new glasses the one causing your symptoms? My advice would...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: left eye pain and swelling, eye pains, doctor rules
eye pains, doctor rules, wise approach: Dear Mirela, Thanks for your e mail. Yes you need to see a good specialist and also probably a good physician. Firslty, the eye doctor has to check if the origin of this is in the eyes or elsewhere since sinuses can be inflammed and give a similar picture....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye perscriptions, mitch axelrod, diopters
mitch axelrod, diopters, nearsightedness: Hi Willie, No, using the glasses will not make her eyes worse or change the eventual endpoint of her increasing nearsightedness. She will get more nearsighted, probably quite a bit, as she gets older. Nothing you can do except update the glasses as needed....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye presctiptin change, mitch axelrod, sharp vision
mitch axelrod, sharp vision, farthest point: Hello Miki, That is a little more than I would expect in a relatively short period of time. However, I don t think I would have prescribed only a .50 to 7 or 8 yr old. So perhaps the first Rx was weak. In any case, I would probably get it rechecked or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye pressure, glaucoma, thick cornea
glaucoma, thick cornea: Dear Amy, please ask to do your pachymetry as well as in those with thicker than normal cornea s (pachymetry is a test to determine the thickness) the IOP or intra ocular pressure can appear to be falsely elevated. Send us the eye report which outlines...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye problem, mitch axelrod, myopia control
mitch axelrod, myopia control, eye problem: hi Rachel, You have no control over astigmatism either by task or glasses. It will generally stay about the same as he ages but you can t do anything about it. The nearsightedness will increase as he gets older and again you don t have much control over...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye problem, visual tasks, balanced diet
visual tasks, balanced diet, eye problem: Dear Rachel, Yes, he needs to wear his glasses at all visual tasks, also reading books.Not using his glasses may make him have an eye strain and using the strength to overcome it may increase his power. His numbers may in anycase increase as he gets taller...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyeglass precription, mitch axelrod, reading problem
mitch axelrod, reading problem, hyperopia: Hi Brian, That Rx is terribly weak, and only indicated if there was a complaint of near eye strain. There is a lot of controversy about tending a weak rx like this. It has little impact on an 11 yr old, but sometimes the patient will say it helps. I guess...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Far Eye sight weakness, LASIK, laser eye surgery
LASIK, laser eye surgery, side effects of LASIK: Dear Noshaba, You could first run through our frequently asked questions on the link http://www.lasikindia.in/faq2.htm as many of your doubts may get cleared from there. The safety and success of the procedure depends a lot on the laser used and expertise...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blurry vision and pressure in one eye, omega 3, blurry vision
Ophthalmology & Optometry: blurry vision and pressure in one eye, omega 3, blurry vision, supplements

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Change in prescription, eye doctors, depth perception
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Change in prescription, eye doctors, depth perception, eye muscle

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye dandruff, eye lashes, baby shampoo
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye dandruff, eye lashes, baby shampoo, dandruff

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye colour change, yellow gold, weirdo
Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye colour change, yellow gold, weirdo, car accident

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I'm confused about my eye prescription, diopters, left eye
Ophthalmology & Optometry: I'm confused about my eye prescription, diopters, left eye, triangles

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pterygium/ Pinguecula, pterygium, providing answers
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pterygium/ Pinguecula, pterygium, providing answers

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Glasses/Vision, eye exam, left eye
eye exam, left eye, axis: Hi Kevin. Your prescription is just a mild prescription. You will not hurt your eyes by not wearing the prescription, but it will sharpen your vision in the distance. I would have the prescription filled so I could use it as needed. It will probably...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: GP contact lenses, mitch axelrod, gp lenses
mitch axelrod, gp lenses, rigid lenses: Hi again Gillian, Usually the corneal toricity, or corneal astigmatism as some call it, is equal to the spectacle astigmatism and in that case you don t need toric rigid lenses. However, if that isn t the case you need toric or bitoric rigid lenses. Soft...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Hyper Pigmented Macula, retinal specialist, shroff
retinal specialist, shroff, dear sir: Dear Shahezad, This is a query for vitreo retinal specilists not an Anterioir segment surgeon like me. You may however address the query to Dr Rahul Shroff on shroffeye@vsnl.com. He is an experienced vitreo retinal specialist. Hope this helps, regards,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: hole in Retina, hole in the retina, shroff
hole in the retina, shroff, cornea: Dear Robert, Thank you for your query, however, this will be best answered by a retinal surgeon, Dr Rahul Shroff, who you will be able to reach on shroffeye@vsnl.com, as I am primarily an anterior segment surgeon (cornea and cataract) Hope this is useful,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Incorrect Prescription, prescription sunglasses, progressive lenses
prescription sunglasses, progressive lenses, eyeware: Dear Amy, A difference of 0.25 to 0.5 D is normally accepted if you are seeing 20/20 or 6/6 with both. The amount of vision you enjoy with all prescriptions is not mentioned, but am sure the optoemtrist may know. If unhappy with the sunglasses, please...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Interpreting optometry results, mitch axelrod, os 20
mitch axelrod, os 20, wikipedia: HI Pia, OD is right eye, OS is left, OU is both. Those aren t prescription numbers, they are visual acuity numbers. But there are two left acuities, so I don t understand it. There are many, many websites that explain the 20/20 (called snellen ) system.....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Intraocular gas post-vitrectomy, dark edges, flat on my back
dark edges, flat on my back, gas bubble: Dear L.A, I guess 6 years is enough of a wait,but if you have not visited your vitreo retinal expert since then or in the past year, it is best to check if there are any other weak or new areas of concern, before flying. Hope this helps, Regards, DR...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: iv never been for an eye test, computer glasses, computer vision syndrome
computer glasses, computer vision syndrome, computers and vision: Dear Becky, Do ot be afraid of this test. Nothing in it is painful. Yes, computers can cause a lot of issues and you may not notice until it is really apparent. Please read on computers and vision and tips of how to keep good vision with it on www.shroffeye.org...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: loss of peripheral vision, loss of peripheral vision, raccoon eyes
loss of peripheral vision, raccoon eyes, head scans: Hi Paige, It is unfortunate in this case not to have insurance. Perhaps your car insurance (or the drivers ?) would cover something as testing would be expensive and include head scans. You suffered enough physical and emotional trauma to cause problems....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Migranes and Pupils, mitch axelrod, minor stroke
mitch axelrod, minor stroke, migranes: Hi Joanne, Sadly yes migraines can be like this. Cluster (or Histamine) headaches also have some of these qualities, especially the pupil change. I don t know what else may explain your symptoms, but a neurologist is the one for you to consult. Once the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I'm confused about my eye prescription, eye prescription, shroff
eye prescription, shroff, ophth: Dear Ashley, This is not the way the prescription is usually written out to be given to make glasses, unless you cannot make out the handwriting and have written wrong alphabets here (possibility?) It would be best to ask your optometrist to re write...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: macular pucker, cellophane maculopathy, vitreous detachment
cellophane maculopathy, vitreous detachment, mitch axelrod: Hi Carol, Macular pucker is also known as cellophane maculopathy and is a wrinkling of the macula, but not a degeneration of the macula. It is like having a wrinkled film in the camera: it is creates an imperfect picture. It is usually due to microtrauma...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: migraines, pupil dialation, pupil constriction
pupil dialation, pupil constriction, mitch axelrod: Hi Jamie, Migraine can cause pupil constriction, but since you have had a recent change in an otherwise stable headache history, you need to be checked. If you are only three months postpartum there are still changes happening to your body that could explain...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: myopia ad following eye exercises., joint commission international accreditation, joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations
joint commission international accreditation, joint commission on accreditation of healthcare organizations, usa hospitals: Dear Ash, In a lazy eye situation, the eye is anatomically normal but not functionally normal. One sees with the brain and not the eyes and this eye-brain link gets set at age 10. A lazy eye develops because one eye is sending an unclear signal to the brain,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Do I need glasses, mitch axelrod, trial frame
mitch axelrod, trial frame, lecture theater: Hi Andrew, I would get the glasses for far distance like a lecture theater or going to the movies or a sporting event, night driving or girl watching. You don t need them for near or in a room, though. Hopefully your doctor demonstrated the difference...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: new glasses, mitch axelrod, optition
mitch axelrod, optition, old glasses: Hi Mary, All I can suggest is that you try again with the doctor or see a different doctor telling them of your woes. Without knowing details (not that it would change my final recommendation) about you or your prescriptions, I can t develop any other suggestions....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: just got a new prescripton, intermediate distances, distant vision
intermediate distances, distant vision, reading glasses: Dear Jami, You have not specified if these are for far or near...however.. If these numbers are for far or distant vision, then it may definitely help for visually demanding activities like night driving, but for routine work around the house or office,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: optic atrophy, optic atrophy, congenital glaucoma
optic atrophy, congenital glaucoma, ocular pressure: Dear Molly, The cause needs to be determined as Optic atrophy is not a congenital diesease but there may be some genetic disorder that this is associated with. High intra ocular pressure due to congenital glaucoma??? basically ...you need to do a bit more...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Patricks eyes, optomologist, frequent colds
optomologist, frequent colds, ocular pressure: Dear Lisa, Blinking has no relation to Glaucoma. If the ophthalmologist has checked the intra ocular pressure and other parameters for ruling out glaucoma...thats good. Check if your son has any allergies or frequent colds due to which he may hae been...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Follow Re: Perplexing, Persistent Vision Disturbances, flare ups, dizziness and nausea
flare ups, dizziness and nausea, brain fog: Dear SDM, Maybe the astigmatism was not missed and is a chance finding. Can t say. However, if you correct this by wearing glasses as recommneded and your symptoms disappear, then you can be sure that this was the cause, if not, please see a good Physician...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Poor vision, LASIK, high numbers
LASIK, high numbers, laser eye surgery: Dear Jigar, Yes, your numbers can be treated, but improving your lines of vision, may or may not improve as this depends on the visual pathway which has already been established as you were growing up. However, -10.00 is a fairly large number and LASIK...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Preschoolers vision, mitch axelrod, unaided vision
mitch axelrod, unaided vision, share your opinion: Hi Emcee, Generally 4 year olds don t attend the smallest detailed letters on the distant eye chart. If one eye was 20/20 and the other 20/40, then I would definitely want further evaluation since she would have shown the necessary attention to see the small...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescription, pediatric ophthalmologist, dear linda
pediatric ophthalmologist, dear linda, axs: Dear Linda, Best to make sure that a pediatric ophthalmologist is seeng your child as yes, the prism has increased...substantially. When prism increases, this could be because of squinting . The child needs a good evaluation, if already being done,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescription difference, contact lens prescription, mitch axelrod
contact lens prescription, mitch axelrod, spectacle lens: Hi Janis, Contact lenses are available in much higher powers, but proper contact lens power is less than spectacle lens power for equal vision. It has to do with the distance between the eye and correcting lens. Your astigmatism can be corrected with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescription Strength, mitch axelrod, progressive multifocals
mitch axelrod, progressive multifocals, prescription strength: Hi Richard, The right eye is almost identical, almost too little change to see for distance. The left has a little more change in the power, but not that much; however, the axis change from 50 to 110 is surprising unless it is a typo. It could cause your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Problem with diagnose of Glaucoma., mitch axelrod, visual field tests
mitch axelrod, visual field tests, objective measures: Hi Terje, Rather than have an Internet third opinion, you really should sit down with each doctor having copies of the other doctor s notes in hand and have a frank discussion with each. It sounds like a borderline case and one doctor is a little more aggressive...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Problem with Glaucoma diagnose, Glaucoma, raised IOP
Glaucoma, raised IOP: Dear Terje, Most definitely you may scan and send me the documents, it will certainly help me opine better. Please send the same on dranand@lasikindia.in I would require her current intra ocular pressure (IOP) and previous ones if recorded. Also, if...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Pterygium/ Pinguecula, pinguecula, hi doc
pinguecula, hi doc, laser procedure: Dear Christina, You need to take your daughter to a corneal expert, who will need to take this out using a laser procedure if possible. There are no medicines or drops to make this go away. It is best to take her now, since this would also psychologically...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ptosis, thyroid disease, noshir
thyroid disease, noshir, eye specialist: Hi Shweta, Ptosis needs to be evaluated for the cause, if systemic like thyroid disease etc needs ruling out. So, you need to be seen by both an eye specialist and a good physician (unless you already know the same. Dr Noshir Shroff in Delhi (although...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: perscription, computer vision syndrome
computer vision syndrome: Dear Lindsey, This is a very minor error, will not need glasses, but this should not increse and one reason why it would do so is long hours on the PC with poor posture etc. You can read more on how to avoid eye strain with use of PC on www.shroffeye.org...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: prescription, mitch axelrod, nearsightedness
mitch axelrod, nearsightedness, additional power: Hi Kellie, Think of lens power as having an overall power plus an additional amount of power across one direction, usually vertically or horizontally. The overall power is the sphere power and that s the first number. The next two define the astigmatism,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: question, mitch axelrod, walmart
mitch axelrod, walmart, nearsightedness: Hi Kellie, Do not worry about the .25 error as it is insignificant. Astigmatism means there is a cyl or cylinder power number, and an associated axis number. The accuracy of the axis is more important than the .25 power difference. Perhaps there is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: RD, retinal detachment
retinal detachment: Dear Ms Clous, This is best answered by a retinal surgeon. You may send the query with your recent eye reports to Dr Rahul Shroff at shroffeye@vsnl.com. He is the retinal surgeon for Shroff Eye, where I am associated. Best, Dr Anand Shroff www.shroffeye.or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Recurrent Corneal Erosion, recurrent corneal erosion
recurrent corneal erosion: Dear Lee, You need to be treated by a corneal specialist for a speedy treatment as this may involve a minor procedure like removing the entire epithelium and letting it regrow (for recurrent cases) or anterior stromal micro puncture. Usually, our cases...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red Eyes, dry eyes, red eyes
dry eyes, red eyes, computer vision syndrome: Dear Kashera, Thank you for the details. The patches of course need to be examined to know what they are and if just simple pigmentation which has not increased over years, they can be left alone but monitored for change in nature- colour, number, shape...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retinal Reattachment Post Op, pred forte, retinal surgery
pred forte, retinal surgery, gas bubble: Dear Gary, Although I am not a retinal expert, I know that the retinal surgery recovery takes time. Do not attempt any exercises now since the surgery may have involved some stitches, its best to ask this in your next visit. Regards, Dr Anand Shroff...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Rt. Eye: Flashing Lights & Blindspot; Lft. Eye: Blurred Vision & Pain--Please Help, cervical kyphosis, nerve innervation
cervical kyphosis, nerve innervation, spinal fusion: Dear Kari, Yes neurological symptoms tend to be similar to eye related complaints as this involves similar nerve innervation. I am sure that you must be already under the care of a good physician as he/she can guide you better by examining and going...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: rapid change in perscription, clearer vision, new lens
clearer vision, new lens, corneas: You should definitely not see an ophthalmologist. You should see an optometrist. Your eyes are not deteriorating; they are just recovering from your abuse of the contact lenses. The gas perm contact lenses were holding your corneas in an incorrect shape....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: redness in one eye after contact use, LASIK, contact lens red eyes
LASIK, contact lens red eyes, dry eyes: Dear Eileen, You may have developed sensitivity towards contact lenss. They may be the same brand that you were using, but our bodies are like that. Overnight they may react to something that you were using for years. Best step forward is to visit a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: retina, retina specialist, detached retina
retina specialist, detached retina, tony dear: Dear Tony, This query would be best answered by a retina specialist, and as I am an anterior segment specialist, I would suggest you send your query to Dr Rahul Shroff on shroffeye@vsnl.com Best, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH), FICS www.shroffeye.or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Spot on inside of eyelid and swelling, swelling in the eye lid
swelling in the eye lid: Dear Bev, this could be a mild inflammation of the glands within the eye lids. You could give it hot fomentation frequently in the day to see if the swelling reduces. If not, best to a see an eye specialist before it gets infected. Also, watch for any...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Swollen Eyelid, eye lid swelling, stye
eye lid swelling, stye: Dear Nicki, The possibilities are swelling of a gland in the eye lids- this should settle on its own, but hot fomentation (hot enough to work but not scald you) doing it frequently on the upper lid (eyes closed) will help reduce the swelling. Do this through...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: severe headache and swollen eye, mitch axelrod, histamine headache
mitch axelrod, histamine headache, swollen eye: Hi Sabrina, I don t have enough information to help much, but here is a link to help reassure. Perhaps a neurology referral would help be certain. Best of luck, Mitch Axelrod,O.D. http://www.formulamedical.com/Topics/Head&Neck/headache%20cluster.ht...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my son, lazy eyes, baseball basketball
lazy eyes, baseball basketball, dangerous activities: Hi again Joanne, He has a moderate amount of astigmatism. It is not purely near or farsighted. You can search it on the Internet and find lots of explanations. If after that you have more questions, let me know. He is out of focus in one meridian, so...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: can't get used to glasses anymore, mitch axelrod, base curve
mitch axelrod, base curve, center thickness: hello Modi, the factors that can be affecting your glasses are: a. lens material (CR39 vs polycarbonate vs. various high index materials) b. Base Curve which is the measured curvature of the front surface c. center thickness of the lenses. So ask...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: under eye hemorrhage bil.-acute, eye hemorrhage, congenital cataracts
eye hemorrhage, congenital cataracts, bleeding under the skin: Dear Dee, Yes, his blood pressure needs to be checked as one of the known reasons for ruptured conjunctival vessels is hypertension. However, once occurred, this looks very threatening, but the haemorrhage should clear up. No medications or eye drops...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: unexplained bruising around the eye socket, diziness and headache, symptoms of caffeine withdrawal, mitch axelrod
symptoms of caffeine withdrawal, mitch axelrod, mild dizziness: Hello Robert, Most of your questions are outside my area, but the significant bruising needs to be addressed. Some people have dark areas in the delicate areas under the eye, but your description including the pain, though it doesn t sound severe, should...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Variance in prescription, mild hypertension, compuetrs
mild hypertension, compuetrs, shroff: Dear Tridiv, Yes, such variations are possible esp if you are using compuetrs for long hours, it can make you more myopic. But what I see has improved is that your vision was6/9 which means one line less in 2005 which in the current prescription has improved...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision Improves with Head Tilt, head tilt, keeping my head
head tilt, keeping my head, glasse: Dear Amanada, Yes, there is a possibility of the wrong fit of frame or glasse, or even prescription. The doctor would like at least 2 weeks for one to get used to the frame, however, I am sure that the optometrist who made the frame or glasses would help...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision Number, myopia hyperopia, hyperopia
myopia hyperopia, hyperopia, ankur: Dear Ankur, - is usually for Myopia which means minus numbers for distance. Plus + stands for near numbers if after age 40 years, or in some cases, that of hyperopia, means plus numbers to be used for distance. Basically tells us whether you have Myopia,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: vision, mitch axelrod, glasses
mitch axelrod, glasses: Hi Tracy, I doubt it since it means you can t see with your better eye using best glasses 20/200 or worse. You probably see fine with your glasses in at least one eye so you aren t. It legally defines a person, not an eye. Read some of the other questions...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: can a waterpik cause a cataract?, cataract formation, blunt trauma
cataract formation, blunt trauma, shroff: Dear Lee, Yes, blunt trauma can cause cataract, however, today it is a simple painless and quick recovery procedure. This is done when the vision starts to interfere with your daily routine. Regular checks can let you know if the cataract is developing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: worried about pvd healing up and symptoms, posterior vitreous detachment, triage nurse
posterior vitreous detachment, triage nurse, strobe light: Hi Elaina, I m really not sure how to help you the most. I d really need to take a look at your eyes. You are describing conditions that most commonly cover dry eyes , posterior vitreous detachment (PVD), and ocular migraine. Yes, reducing stress will...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: wrong prescription?, old glasses, new pair of glasses
old glasses, new pair of glasses, wrong prescription: Hi Christine, It really depends on if your are farsighted or nearsighted. If you are nearsighted, pulling the glasses away will make them appear weaker (and thus a prescription too strong). If you are farsighted, pulling the glasses away will make them appear...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 2 yr old toddler with 4.25 prescription..., mitch axelrod, routine exams
mitch axelrod, routine exams, local doctor: Hi Pia, A 2 yr old that needs that prescription should certainly wear it as depending on whether it is a plus or minus sign, she has a moderately high amount of far or nearsightedness. Yes it is unusual for a toddler, and important to use if it is right....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Anisocoria, cataract surgery, light and darkness
cataract surgery, light and darkness, sterle: Dear Jack, Give it an additional two more weeks of rest. You should visit the doctor after that for the final prescription of glasses if any. If the condition is traumatic, the pupil may remain unequal. However, usually this does ot bother the sight...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Black hollow circle in vision of left eye, vitreous detachment, retinal specialist
vitreous detachment, retinal specialist, symetrical: Dear Judith, You need to see a retinal specialist. If this occurrence is new and you have a doctor you are visiting for macular degeneration, better to visit him/her. It could be nothing byt normal floaters and flashes, but also could mean early vitreous...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blindness and faded iris, mitch axelrod, daily headaches
mitch axelrod, daily headaches, visual ability: Hi Darrel, I really don t have a lot of info for you, possibly you have iris atrophy or ICE syndrome. I hope you are under the care of an ophthalmologist that can teach you about your condition. If not please find one or call a medical school or Eye Hospital...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Colorblind test, colour blind tests
colour blind tests: Dear Nomer, Then please go ahead with a more detailed testing http://www.colblindor.com/2007/08/28/unreliable-secondary-color-vision-tests-for-pilot-candidates/ The testing has to be done in stages. read the information to help you understand what...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Corneal Abrasion, corneal abrasion, corneal ulcer
corneal abrasion, corneal ulcer, dye test: Sounds like you have a corneal ulcer. You should be seen by an optometrist immediately and not in a few days. MDs cannot diagnose things correctly in the eye (they are actually very bad at it). Do not wear your contacts and see an optometrist immediately...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: change in precription, mitch axelrod, peep hole
mitch axelrod, peep hole, eye exam: Hi Lori, Yes certainly a recheck is fine. Both lenses of the new Rx are similarly a bit different, so make sure the lenses are properly made. Bring the new and old (if you still have them) glasses to the doctor for the recheck. Best of luck, Mitch Axelrod,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cloudy eye, mitch axelrod, cloudy eye
mitch axelrod, cloudy eye, eye dr: Hello Tabitha, Most of what you describe does sound like it s the front of your eye causing the cloudiness, BUT without examining your eye I can t be sure it isn t something further inside your eye. Generally anything contact lens related, given the steroids,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lenses, acuvue oasys, presbyopic patients
acuvue oasys, presbyopic patients, monovision: You ll need to discuss this with your optometrist then. If you re wearing bifocal contacts, then it is not monovision (it s not even what we call modified monovision). There is no way to tell or predict how your vision will be when switching between...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dark circles in vision, mitch axelrod, dark circles
mitch axelrod, dark circles, teabag: Hi Graeme, I reread your question and can t tell for sure which eye is a problem but any sudden change, especially to the center of vision needs immediate attention, it could be serious. Without more info I have to urge you to see an eye doctor today. I...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dizzy when reading / feel cross-eyed, benign positional vertigo, mitch axelrod
benign positional vertigo, mitch axelrod, long periods of time: Hi Sandy, Terminology is important. People use terms like dizzy, lightheaded, unbalanced etc. without really explaining their symptoms. Without details or knowing your age I would guess maybe reading glasses a change in your prescription. If it happens...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyesight Worst!!!, mitch axelrod, lazy eye
mitch axelrod, lazy eye, eye doctor: Hi Fiona, Your vision may be changing over months and that is normal but it won t change day to day. If you have suddenly changed vision you need to see your eye doctor to have it checked out. With accurate glasses you should noticed improved vision by...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: episcleritis, iritis, episcleritis
iritis, episcleritis: Dear Danielle, You can speak to a dermatologist or an allergy specialist who may be able to do a skin allergy testing to check if you are allergic to the dog including other issues as well. If it is some allergen is causing this, it could be in the environment...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: expired contact lenses, mitch axelrod, daily disposable contact lenses
mitch axelrod, daily disposable contact lenses, disposable contact lenses: Hi Caroline, It s probably OK. But lenses that expire in 2008 were probably purchased at least several years ago. Even though they may be OK, they might not be the right lens for you anymore. Either way, make sure the package is undamaged and was stored...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye health, civic bodies, heavy metals
civic bodies, heavy metals, shroff: Dear Gia, This truly depends on the level of contamination, in an urban set up with modern day facilities and a well maintained facility, this is not seen. Unless you are talking about lead poisoning which can happen due to old pipes which have lead in...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyeglass rx, mitch axelrod, rxs
mitch axelrod, rxs, os 2: Hi Nana, No it is not unusual, but not all doctors adhere to the convention of using three digits to specify each parameter. So some write .25 instead of 0.25 or 2.5 instead of 2.50. so they just want to make sure there s no mistake. The cylinder is usually...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: one of my eyes is blurry, mitch axelrod, rare occurance
mitch axelrod, rare occurance, step mom: Hi Thomas, I doubt you have a real problem. At 17 forget cataracts. Without redness or pain I don t worry about infections. So now we re down to a wrong prescription or some problem with with your cornea or retina. While it may be an unusual retinal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: change in precription, lori, od
Ophthalmology & Optometry: change in precription, lori, od

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Got my first pair of glasses, I have a few questions., mitch axelrod, cylinder axis
mitch axelrod, cylinder axis, pl pl: Hi Ethan, That s a pretty weak Rx, and only in one eye. You may not need them despite noticing the mild blur in the R eye. Use them if you think they help, not just because of the mild blur you picked up on. With both eyes open, you may not notice a lot....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Are glasses necessary for three year old?, pediatric opthamologist, pediatric ophthalmologist
pediatric opthamologist, pediatric ophthalmologist, fusion system: Hi Barbara, Wow. While most of what you observe about your daughter is easily discounted IF the prescription was significant, the fact is the prescription (if there is not a clerical error)is laughably weak, especially for a 3 yr old. I am disgusted to hear...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: keratoconus ; correction of sight using spectacles, keratoconus treatment, C3R
keratoconus treatment, C3R, collagen crosslinking: Dear Asho, It is natural for you to focus on spectacle numbers, however, you needto more importantly focus on the eye condition keratoconus since this can be potentially sight threatening if not treated. Rigid lenses are a temporary solution. Please...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lack of focus, flashes, floaters!, depth perception, line of vision
depth perception, line of vision, out of whack: Hi Alexandra, No, I don t think it would be a continuous migraine. Certainly stress can affect many aspects of our health and awareness. Or it cold be simple eyestrain with fatigue. But I would use that as an explanation after any worrisome problems have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: LCT Eye Exam, mitch axelrod, ultrasound test
mitch axelrod, ultrasound test, optic nerve: It may be an OCT and it does not use magnetism or ionizing radiation like an mri or ct. It uses a a safe light, invisible infrared I think, to scan the back of the eye very much like an ultrasound test gives images with sound. Nice test, but without other...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: lazer treatment, mitch axelrod, detached retina
mitch axelrod, detached retina, cataract surgery: Hi James, I should not be your second opinion. You need the advice of another retinal surgeon. In my experience, his suggestion is a good and safe one in general, but you need an exam and more expertise than I can offer. Best of luck, Mitch Axelrod,O.D...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Multifocal contacts, mitch axelrod, multifocal contacts
mitch axelrod, multifocal contacts, soft lens: Hi Jodie, You really should call or visit your eye doctor or some other eye doctor to ask about your options. You will need to try things. There is an astigmatism multifocal soft lens by Cooper/Proclear and there are other smaller companies that make lenses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: do i need to wear glasses?, mitch axelrod, reflection coating
mitch axelrod, reflection coating, eye test: hihihihi pipipipi hohoho, night vision is harder than daytime, but if you are nearsighted as you are it is worse than it should be.. so if you want to see better, use the glasses for night driving as well as movies, sporting events, concerts and so on. no...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: new spec prescription, old glasses, optition
old glasses, optition, optitions: Dear Mary, It is very important to use the correct prescription. I can only recommend that you visit a good eye specialist to see if there is any reason why you are not clear with the numbers (sometimes this is missed by technicians). Hope this helps,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: PD, mitch axelrod, optical center
mitch axelrod, optical center, eye glasses: Hi Krystle, No, the pd difference will not cause your eyes to change for better or worse. The issue of pd concerns aligning the optical center of the lens with your pupil when your looking through the glasses. Since the OC s of the lenses are slightly...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Presbyopia, mitch axelrod, reading zone
mitch axelrod, reading zone, model change: Hi Jo, If you have progressives, consider any brand or model change a potential problem, and if they are prog then yes the 1.75 has a small area of 1.5 on the way down the corridor to the max 1.75 but the majority of the reading zone will be 1.75. Adapting...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Prescription difference, mitch axelrod, optomotrists
mitch axelrod, optomotrists, optomotrist: Hi Michael, The astigmatism is almost identical, the issue is the -.25 vs. +.25. You should be able to do a simple test. And test each eye separately although it seems the two docs agree on them being equal. Look at a distant detailed target like a sign,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: possible eye infection, acuve 2, mitch axelrod
acuve 2, mitch axelrod, air optix: Hi Rochelle, You should stop the contacts. I suspect you are sensitive to the solution you re using. Unless you started overwearing/sleeping in them you don t likely have a bad infection, besides you would have written about a lot of pain. So probably you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: prescription and dry eyes, mitch axelrod, dry eyes
mitch axelrod, dry eyes, eye doctor: HI Heidi, Different multipurpose solutions don t usually make much difference, but we never say never so try a few different ones. Your eye doctor can probably give you several samples. Make sure you are well hydrated and drink plenty of water as the medicine...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ptosis surgery revision, scar tissue, oculoplastic surgeon
scar tissue, oculoplastic surgeon, reconstructive surgeon: Dear Tammy, Let the occuloplastic surgeon decide the course of action. You can delay the surgery as it will not be an emergency and think the whole thing out. This time around, do ask for questions like what is the recovery going to be like, the time for...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Quality of Eyesight/Prescription Question, mitch axelrod, bad eyesight
mitch axelrod, bad eyesight, reading glasses: Hi Tim, You are on the low side of moderately nearsighted. You will be able to read at a normal distance even when old and that is great. Otherwise you d have to use reading glasses. You are not very nearsighted as it goes. -1.5 or less is mild. You d...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red flashes, mitch axelrod, oncoming headlights
mitch axelrod, oncoming headlights, red flash: Hi Cory, I am not sure what it could be, so I recommend you see an eye doctor and describe what you saw. Don t worry because it doesn t sound ominous, but any sudden change in vision should be addressed. Sorry not to be of more help, Mitch Axelrod,O...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: toric contact lenses, mitch axelrod, toric contact lenses
mitch axelrod, toric contact lenses, new lens: Hi Donna, I doubt it is the axis causing the discomfort. If your naked eye feels fine it s probably a bad lens. Try switching the left and right: not to evaluate vision but see if the discomfort switches eyes. The new lens would have to be rotating a lot...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I want to switch contacts!, acuvue advance, eye allergies
acuvue advance, eye allergies, wearing contact lenses: Freshlook contacts are 2-week disposable contacts. Sounds like you were probably overwearing your contacts causing you to misdiagnose yourself with allergies. If you re going beyond 2 weeks before changing the lenses, you re causing the problems - don t...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Not everyone can wear coloured contact lens?, coloured contact lens, corneal edema
coloured contact lens, corneal edema, colored lenses: Hi Jamie, First not everyone can wear contacts. Second, most colored lenses only come in one fit measurement. This may eliminate some patients due to the shape of their eye. Third, colored lenses do not provide high amounts of oxygen and may cause corneal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 5 1/2 year old daughter with vision issues, accomodative esotropia, school of optometry
accomodative esotropia, school of optometry, visual acuity: Hi again Russell, I m glad the amblyopia was addressed earlier. Now the question is whether she can coordinate the eyes together or if they will stay independent. You need to find that out before the current system is disrupted by surgery. She needs to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Axis Changing tremendously, astigmatism, axis shift
astigmatism, axis shift: I smiled at this as I realized how confusing our numbering system is, a language we in the field use all the time and think nothing of it. Your shift from axis 180 to axis 10 represents only a ten degree shift, almost negligible. The reason is in prescribing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Bifocal contacts, base curve, bifocal contacts
base curve, bifocal contacts, accuvue: Hi again, Yes it helps. You have many options. The one you mentioned using a bifocal in one eye and distance only in the other is a good one. There are others also, and these are called modified monovision. In any event, do see a contact lens fitter...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Bump bye eye, lacrimal sac, self concious
lacrimal sac, self concious, warm compresses: I really think you should at least go to see the ophthalmologist. It could be something that must be removed lest it become dangerous. But maybe the ophthalmologist could recommend some treatment other than surgery. Without seeing the bump itself there is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my base curve, base curve, proclear compatibles
base curve, proclear compatibles, acuvue: The Oasys used to come in only one base curve, so it was not necessary to include the curve as part of a prescription. Now it comes in two curves, so YOUR DOCTOR must specify which curve you need. This is part of your prescription and cannot be determined...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blood in eye, subconjunctival hemorrhage
subconjunctival hemorrhage: More than likely that is what is called a subconjunctival hemorrhage. These are generally harmless provided the following criteria are met: - there is no pain, burning, itching or discharge - there are no vision changes - it goes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataract surgery, bifocal contact lens, laser vision correction
bifocal contact lens, laser vision correction, cataract surgery: There are a few things I would need to know to fully understand what happened here. Is the left eye corrected properly for distance viewing? And in the right eye, did they implant an accommodating lens that adjusts focus from distance to hear? (As far...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Change in eyesight test, mitch axelrod, eyesight test
mitch axelrod, eyesight test, eye doctor: Hi Beth, Sadly there is no way to know if the new Rx is right/wrong/better/worse. Hopefully the eye doctor demonstrated the difference to you so you could confirm improvement. If not, perhaps you could ask them to do so to avoid a problem. Best of luck,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: CONTACT LENS, contact lenses, eye pain
contact lenses, eye pain, laser vision correction: If the pain is related to your contact lens, it may be that the lens does not fit well. You should return to the doctor who fit the contact lens to discuss this. There is also the possibility that the pain is not related to the contact lens, in which...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Constant Blurriness in Left Eye Despite several Optometrist Visits, acuvue 2 lenses, acuvue oasys
acuvue 2 lenses, acuvue oasys, softlens 38: Hi Sean, I suggest you discontinue contacts for 2 weeks using only spectacles. You have tried way too many contacts and not tried the most obvious move given your history of contact lens abuse. After the contact lens holiday, see your eye doctor so he can...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lens, astigmatism, sphere power
astigmatism, sphere power: What I think you mean is the spherical part of your prescription was 2.25 - undoubtedly MINUS 2.25. When the astigmatism was discovered, the new prescription included some additional MINUS power (assuming you saw an optometrist as opposed to an opthalmologist...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lense sticking due to high cylinder?, vicky taylor, left hand corner
vicky taylor, left hand corner, perfect vision: In 27 years of practice, I have never heard of a ten degree axis shift making a difference in comfort. But if you are sure you have ruled out everything else, and the vision is not all that different with axis 170, why don t you go back to the doctor and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lense base curve, slit lamp exam, base curve
slit lamp exam, base curve, disposables: It is possible that it is a mistake, but you should discuss it with your optometrist to make sure. 8.3 base curve is steeper, so if a contact lens is fit too steep on your eye you will need more minus power to compensate for the steep curve. Similarly...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lenses, mitch axelrod, gas permeable lenses
mitch axelrod, gas permeable lenses, acuvue oasis: Hi Kimberly, You can t convert. The way a gas perm lens achieves its overall power depends on the tear film that exists between the eye and the back of the lens whereas the soft lens does not because the soft lens conforms to the cornea. Fitting a gas perm...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Double images Halo's Star shapes, wreath pattern, new pair of glasses
wreath pattern, new pair of glasses, double images: Hi Jack, I think what you describe would be explained by an optical problem related to your corneas or lenses rather than your retinas. Perhaps your corneas are edematous or wrinkled or aren t quite clear or you have some lens changes or cataracts. They...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: double vision, decompensated phoria, mitch axelrod
decompensated phoria, mitch axelrod, prism glasses: Hi Matt, thankfully serious causes of double vision have been ruled out, and the long standing history also is reassuring. Perhaps while it is happening you should visit an eye doctor well versed in ocular motility and have them figure out which muscle or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Changes, mid forties, brain tumor
mid forties, brain tumor, eye changes: Oho - now there is something I had not thought of. Hormone changes (from pregnancy, nursing or changing birth control) can change your prescription. I would not worry about the prescription change until you see if it keeps changing over say, the next six...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye pain after a cataract surgery, lid edema, corneal edema
lid edema, corneal edema, cataract surgery: Well, let me say this. That much pain is not a typical problem after cataract surgery, even an advanced case. However, as the surgeon said, the surgery was more difficult due to the case being more advanced and the difficulties he ran into are likely the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye ulcer?, eye ulcer, warm compresses
eye ulcer, warm compresses, meibomianitis: Ok, I am sorry. I have absolutely no experience treating thrush. It is not very common in the eye. I suggest you see an ophthalmologist and preferably one with expertise in infectious disease. I am going to have to bow out of this discussion at this...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: edema behind retina, vitreous gel, retinal detachment
vitreous gel, retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy: The vitreous gel detaching is not such a big problem and is very common, I am going to say in people a little bit older than 45 - say maybe in the 50 s. The vitreous gel is loosely attached to the retina and this attachment commonly fails at middle age. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: examination eye drops, pupil dilation, mitch axelrod
pupil dilation, mitch axelrod, variable duration: Hi Pierre, Generally two types of drops are used to dilate your pupils. A first anesthetic drop is usually used so the next two don t sting. One type is phenylephrine, the other is a choice of several. Depending on which one they use, the amount and the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye irritation, dry eye symptoms, mitch axelrod
dry eye symptoms, mitch axelrod, frequent eye: Hi Misgina Though it is unlikely, is is possible that the chemicals caused damage to the mucus, oil, and tear producing glands of the eyeball s surface and inner eyelids. That would leave your eyes easily irritated and sensitive resulting in your symptoms....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Do you think I have an eye infection?, eye muscles, tight fist
eye muscles, tight fist, typical progression: No, it is most unlikely that you have an infection. But any time an eye is subjected to insult, a foreign chemical, a blunt injury, a large speck of dust, there is risk it will form a reaction called iritis or uveitis. This can be very severe sometimes, extreme...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye pupil, eye pupil, cataract surgery
eye pupil, cataract surgery, old mother: Yes, it can be a normal complication of surgery. In a few cases it can be corrected, but not for most. If the pupil has moved since the surgery then it can be a sign of other complications. Best to discuss with the surgeon or the co-managing optometrist...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye spasms and seeing things upside down, medical schools hospitals, mitch axelrod
medical schools hospitals, mitch axelrod, charity organizations: Hi Mollie, Those symptoms are certainly unusual, not really an eyeball problem, but actually don t sound too scary. The area of study concerning your symptoms would be neurology or neuro-ophthalmology. Try to find on the Internet a volunteer neurologist...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyeglases, mitch axelrod, vision lenses
mitch axelrod, vision lenses, special lenses: Hi Silvia, Manufacturers try to keep the Rx stable across the full field, but there are reasons it isn t perfect and sometimes it isn t even good. For example one reason is looking through the lens at an angle, depending on how the glasses are fit on the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyes, mitch axelrod, laser eye surgery
mitch axelrod, laser eye surgery, hygiene: Hi Marie, Probably not a problem. So if you re not allergic to the drops and they feel OK going in and don t (or minimally) sting or make the eye more red then it s fine. The previous surgery likely doesn t matter. You may not need any drops since usually...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Are my eyes getting worse too fast?, typical progression, scipt
typical progression, scipt, eye exam: Hi Jonathan, The change may be perfectly normal for a male your age. A change of -.50 is nothing tremendous. I can not tell you about the future, but normally myopia will stop progressing by the late 20 s for most males. However, if you do have any concerns,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Are my eyes getting worse too fast?, mitch axelrod, typical progression
mitch axelrod, typical progression, distant views: Hi Jonathan, You have no control. It s comical to negotiate much like the stories of women squeezing a size 10 foot into a size 8 shoe. The eyes will probably continue to worsen a bit but more slowly and stabilize within several years. Take care of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Floaters and flashes in eyesight, ocular migraine, vitamins minerals
ocular migraine, vitamins minerals, retinal tears: Hi Steve, You ve described three symptoms. I ll address each one and first tell you none of it sounds concerning, especially since you have had your eyes examined. gray and black floating spots: these are usually called floaters and if you ve been examined...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye spasms and seeing things upside down, dizzy spells, seeing things
Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye spasms and seeing things upside down, dizzy spells, seeing things, headaches

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Floaters and flashes in eyesight, retinal detachment, retinal tears
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Floaters and flashes in eyesight, retinal detachment, retinal tears, second opinion

Ophthalmology & Optometry: fans, visual phenomena
visual phenomena: Sorry - I think I hit the wrong button so you may have gotten a note from me that was not an answer. I honestly do not know what the little black fans are. There are a number of different effects people sometimes get in their vision that we call visual...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: fitting contacts for astigmatism, reading glasses, exam findings
reading glasses, exam findings, doctor didn: No way for me to answer this. I do not have your exam findings to view. Contact lenses for an astigmatism do not come in cyl-025 so I can t answer that concern as well. Best thing to do is to present all of your concerns to your current optometrist...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: floating lines?, mitch axelrod, vitreous floaters
mitch axelrod, vitreous floaters, eye doctor: Hi Angela, They are called floaters and almost everyone has them and most of them notice them from time to time depending on the lighting and background. More so as we get older. An eye doctor needs to examine your eyes if you have a sudden change in them...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Improved eyesight, eye doctor, first response
eye doctor, first response, eyesight: Hi, Very tough question to answer without seeing you in person. My 2 first response would be the Dr. who Rx d the -1.75 made the Rx a bit strong or if your blood sugar did change for the better, it may also drop our Rx. Finally, if you are over 40 years...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Itchy And Iritating Eyes Could It Be Caused Through Strees, allergy eye drops, prescription allergy eye drops
allergy eye drops, prescription allergy eye drops, cold compresses: I am so sorry. I answered this question several days ago but I now see that somehow my answer did not go through. Itching is usually a sign of allergy. The first thing I would do is try cold compresses. (Clean washcloth, wet it with the coldest water...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: irratation in eye, mitch axelrod, eye doctor
mitch axelrod, eye doctor, sister in law: If you flushed the eye and tried to blink it out to no avail, you will need to see an eye doctor so the eye can be examined with the microscope. If nothing is found the eye will be flushed and probably some lubricating ointment will help. Try not to poke...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: No line bi- focals, mitch axelrod, good luck good luck
mitch axelrod, good luck good luck, reading glasses: Hi Mike, It sounds like a glasses problem. Double vision can be caused by several things. It could be there is unwanted prism in the glasses, or if the two eyes prescriptions are very different, that can also cause it. It isn t the focusing properties...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: longsighted, farsightedness, optician
farsightedness, optician, glasses: Wearing your glasses all the time will not make you eyes get better or worse. If they are going to, your eyes will get better or worse regardless of whether you wear your glasses or not. the only thing that will happen is that your brain will get used to seeing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: How often should I wear my glasses?, driving test, glasses
driving test, glasses: Hi Andrew, Use the glasses as much as you want. Using them will not make your eyes worsen. Use them when you want to see better but they won t help at near. If you are older then they will make near vision harder. You can probably pass your driver s test...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red irritated eyes, dry eye, allergic eye
dry eye, allergic eye: Hmm. I don t know what tests were done to determine the corneal erosion, but since the Muro 128 did not help, perhaps there was another underlying problem. And since that diagnosis belonged to the man who asked the original problem back in 2007, the person...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Reg.. Lasik and retinal holes, retinal holes, custom wavefront lasik
retinal holes, custom wavefront lasik, hello doctor: 1) Depending on the size and location, cryotherapy (freezing) may be another option. 2) Laser is usually a good option and any effect on vision will depend on size and location. 3, 4) It s possible, but you doctor can give you more insight on this. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Retinal Staphyloma, mitch axelrod, special education services
mitch axelrod, special education services, visual acuity: Hi Orlando, Many children have only one good eye and it does not limit them. The stayphylomatous area is not necessarily scarred, rather a bulged out area. Usually it causes a high degree of nearsightedness in that eye. Make sure a strong prescription,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: red eyes, sinus infection, sulfa drugs
sinus infection, sulfa drugs, walk in clinic: Hi, Sulfa drugs are highly allergic and rarely if ever used. Did an eye doctor prescribe them or a family practice doctor? My best advice is to see an Optometrist or Ophthalmologist who specializes in the treatment of eye disease. Never, never share medication....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Seeing red spots, mitch axelrod, corneal transplant
mitch axelrod, corneal transplant, hyperlidemia: Hi Shelley, That is a weird complaint. If it isn t one eye but both it s in his brain and a neurologist is next. Meanwhile, see if any tint from various sunglasses helps. If it is one eye then he needs to be examined more, probably by a retinologist. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Small red blood spot in my daughter's right eye, mitch axelrod, valsalva maneuvers
mitch axelrod, valsalva maneuvers, subconjunctival hemorrhage: Hi Andrea, That small spot is probably a subconjunctival hemorrhage and nothing to worry about. Unless she is bleeding/bruising elsewhere unexplainably, it s of no concern. They can be caused by straining like lifting, coughing, throwing up, or other valsalva...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Splotch in vision, appears and disappears, splotch, eye doc
splotch, eye doc, routine checkup: Are you seeing flashing lites at all - especially with a head turn? Is there any piece of your vision missing in the area where the splotch is? Do you feel anything else wierd like dizziness or headache? If so, you need immediate care. Call your eye doctor...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Swollen eye, dark circles, swollen eye
dark circles, swollen eye, pink eye: Yes, it could be an allergy in just one eye. let s say he sleeps on one side all the time and the eye on that side is always exposed to say, the sheets which are washed in something he reacts to. It does sound like something in his room could be causing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: spot in the eye, nevus, nineteen years
nevus, nineteen years, eye doctor: Hey Ivan, It is likely a nevus but since it is new to you it needs to be seen by an eye doctor and probably checked at intervals. The concern would be any kind of malignancy, but that would be unusual and rare. If your skin is pigmented it is likely normal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: transition lens, transitions lens, sunglass clip
transitions lens, sunglass clip: I am sorry but no. The transitions treatment is an actual part of the lens itself, not something added on over top of an existing lens. An alternative idea is to find out if you can get a sunglass clip to fit over the existing glasses. Some frames have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: tunnel vision, opthalmologist, eye exam
opthalmologist, eye exam, tunnel vision: I don t know what kind of eye exam you had but I do hope you told them about this problem at the time. Specific tests would have had to be done in regard to this problem or else specific referral would have to be made to an appropriate specialist. There...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: use of xalatan for cosmetic purposes, eye color change, skin discoloring
eye color change, skin discoloring, hair transplants: I admire your caution about using prescription drugs for a cosmetic purpose. Xalatan, while a wonderful drug for glaucoma, does have a few (though less than most other Rx drugs) side effects to be careful about. It can darken the iris in people with light...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Vision Test, mitch axelrod, pupil size
mitch axelrod, pupil size, system measures: Hi Irfan, The power of the lens, in this case 5D, is a different subject and measurement than snellen (or other measure) of acuity. One system measures lens power the other sharpness of vision. Although in weak lens powers there is a table of resulting...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: White spot on the cornea, mitch axelrod, labrador retriever
mitch axelrod, labrador retriever, cornea: Hello Sudarshan, You didn t say whether your puppy wore contact lenses, so I ll assume she doesn t. If you could take a close-up photo that s clear and attach it it would help. If the eye is not red, and she doesn t seem sensitive to light, then it s probably...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: One watery eye, mitch axelrod, inadequate drainage
mitch axelrod, inadequate drainage, eye water: Hi Robyn, Your eye can water because either you are over producing tears or the normal tears aren t draining via your eyelid into the nose properly. Over production is usually a reflex response to dryness or allergy/irritation/chemical exposure. Inadequate...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: white iris, eye doctor, astigmatism
eye doctor, astigmatism, remission: Hi Kim, You should see your eye doctor again for an exam. I doubt it s an iris atrophy or an iridocorneal endothelial (ICE)syndrome, it may just be some corneal clouding hiding the iris. Either way, it should be looked at so you know what it is. I don...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 2-yr old with intermittent aniscoria, eye movement problems, mitch axelrod
eye movement problems, mitch axelrod, neuro ophthalmologist: Hi Amy, Anisocoria can be caused by brain issues but also sometimes by other things. The pathway for pupil size involves nerves in the upper chest and neck also. Any neurologist or neuro-ophthalmologist can do the necessary pupil testing or order scans...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: 3yr old with astigmatism, moderate astigmatism, graph paper
moderate astigmatism, graph paper, eye exam: Hi Melissa, If you don t trust the doctor or his findings, you should get a second opinion. According to the doctor, your daughter has a moderate astigmatism in both eyes. The numbers indicate that she is farsighted in one direction of her visual world,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Aaahstigmatism, astigmatism correction, optical place
astigmatism correction, optical place, prescription glasses: Occasionally this happens when someone is not used to astigmatism correction. When you say it was an older Rx, did you have glasses in that Rx before? Or is this the first time you filled that Rx? If you have tried for four days to get used to the Rx,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Black foggy things, vitreous floaters, mitch axelrod
vitreous floaters, mitch axelrod, black fog: Hi Majid, You may have simple normal vitreous floaters but increasing from lines to a mass of black fog or smoke isn t typical. Three years without significant problems is reassuring, and it could also be a form of migraine, but what you should do is see...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Changes in Base Curve, base curve, mid fifties
base curve, mid fifties, cornea: It is not terribly common for the base curve to change. Choice of base curve is usually based on a measurement taken during the exam of the curvature of your cornea. These days however, there are usually only one or two curves to choose from in each brand...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Chronic Episcleritis, Episcleritis, Uveitis
Episcleritis, Uveitis, Iritis: Dear Laura, Unfortunately I do not reside in the USA. But yes, you are correct, you do need a good expert at least to check what is the underlying cause. This could be from a good physician since there is obviously some trigger factor involved. You can look...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Clear lens glasses, attitude glasses, molded optics
attitude glasses, molded optics, ground optics: Uv protection does not have any color to it, so though the lenses are clear, they may indeed have UV protection. Attitude glasses are safe IF they have good optics. If they also have UV protection, that is definitely a plus and would mean they would...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Conductive Keratoplasty, radio frequency energy, topical anesthesia
radio frequency energy, topical anesthesia, order of magnitude: This is a very good argument in favor of allowing OD s to do this procedure. I do not know if the use of radio frequency is regulated. And I have never heard of any states trying to get legislation through to specifically allow it. If none of your professors...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Confusion regarding my actual glass number., glass number, hello doctor
glass number, hello doctor, power numbers: Dear Daisy, I do not know at what intervals you have done both tests but the first one which makes you read better in the right eye (ie 6/6 and not 6/9) would be more appropriate. If your symptoms are there in absence of using these numbers then the reson...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lenses, soft contact lenses, PMMA
soft contact lenses, PMMA, rigid contact lenses: While waiting a while to put your contact lenses in after getting up is not mandatory, I have always recommended it. Eyes seem to benefit from having completely normal oxygen for some time during the day. So, waiting ten minutes is good, thirty would...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contacts and swimming?, laser vision correction, daily disposable contact lenses
laser vision correction, daily disposable contact lenses, disposable contact lenses: The official answer is that it is absolutely NOT ok to swim in contact lenses. Whether in the ocean or even a chlorinated pool, there are germs that could be very dangerous, and could cause a particular type of serious eye infection. That being said,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cornea, itchy eyelids, upper lids
itchy eyelids, upper lids, warm compresses: Sorry I didn t get to your answer until the weekend was almost over! By now, either your eye has gotten worse, in which case I hope you did not wait. Or it has gotten better, in which case it is safe to wait until Monday. You don t say whether you wear...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cleaning eyes going brown, brown pigment, drunk alcohol
brown pigment, drunk alcohol, whites of their eyes: In most cases, when the whites of the eyes are turning brown it is just an accumulation of pigment. Pigment is what makes your hair brown and your eyes brown (assuming they are brown. Light haired people and those with blue or green eyes usually do not have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: colored contacts, colored contact lenses, blurred vision
colored contact lenses, blurred vision: People switching to colored contact lenses often notice this blur peripherally that arises from the color. In the center of the lens, there is no color so you see fine. At the edges the part where the color is starts to come into view and it looks blurry....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lens/red eyes/inflammation, corneal inflammation, mild inflammation
corneal inflammation, mild inflammation, opthamalogist: Has anyone recommended you try a different contact lens solution yet?? The symptoms you report sound typical of a solution intolerance. A person can use a certain solution, say OptiFree or Renu successfully for years and then gradually become intolerant...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact problems, mitch axelrod, eye doctor
mitch axelrod, eye doctor, red eyes: Hi Kerry, Well since it s obviously contact lens use related, stopping them is safe and smart. It will probably takes several weeks for any problem that felt better after a few days to really fully resolve so that you can restart and try again. It may have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dark dot in iris, dark dot, coloured eyes
dark dot, coloured eyes, question thanks: Ok, that is a little bit different. The same explanation may apply - BUT there is slightly greater chance of it being an actual growth or malignancy. Again, this is unlikely if it has been stable over many years. That his mother has the same thing is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: detached retina, detached retina, doctors visit
detached retina, doctors visit, retinal surgery: Dear Bill, Thanks for the details on your wife s recovery from retinal surgery. Although, I am not a retinal expert, I know that recovery is slow. If her vision has stabilized, by which I mean that it is not improving with every doctors visit and remains...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: disk drusan?, Optic Nerve Drusen
Optic Nerve Drusen: Dear Carli, Firstly do not lose hope and panic. All you need is close and regular follow ups. There is currently no definitive treatment but you should be followed with serial visual field exams, optic nerve fiber analysis, and repeat intraocular pressure...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Effects of Overuse of Contact Lenses, mitch axelrod, silicon material
mitch axelrod, silicon material, endpoint: Hi Colby, Perhaps you re blurry because the glasses are out of date? With the right glasses your vision should be fine. The eyes should slowly look better since you ve stopped contacts, but the endpoint is unknown. So stay out of cl s as long as you can...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ABOUT EYE POWER IN MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY, diopters, visual acuity
diopters, visual acuity, Snellen eye chart: The numbers you list correspond to the 20/20 notation we use in the US. They refer to what distance a person can see from, relative to a normal person. 6/6 would mean the same thing as 20/20: What the average person can see from 20 feet (or 6 yards,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: EYE PROBLEM, flashing lights, floaters
flashing lights, floaters, retinal detachment: You must see an eye doctor as soon as possible - as in today or tomorrow! While many instances of flashes of light and severe floaters turn out to be something relatively harmless, those two symptoms are the hallmark of a possible retinal detachment. If...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Left Eye, pain killers, x ray
pain killers, x ray, ophthalmologist: Hmm. This is a tough one. Did they x-ray or do any kind of scan to find out if any orbital bones are broken? Can you go see a different type of doctor? If they are sure no orbital bones were broken, then I would see a neurologist or neuro-ophthalmologist....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Flashes, massive headache, numbness
massive headache, numbness, medical doctor: The symptoms you describe are very compatible with the diagnosis of migraine. But with the numbness, slurred speech and vomiting, you really MUST see a medical doctor to confirm the diagnosis! The doctor may even be able to prescribe something to prevent...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye goo!, eye alllergy, itchy eyes
eye alllergy, itchy eyes, stringy mucous discharge: These are classic symptoms of ocular allergy. Your eye doctor can prescribe some very good drops to clear that up real quickly. There are also some over-the-counter drops that are adequate but not quite as good. I am NOT referring to the ones that just...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eyesight, eye diseases, eye exam
eye diseases, eye exam, routine basis: If you notice a difference in your vision from what it was before, you should have an eye exam. That is really the only way to tell if you need glasses. But blurry from 12 meters does not sound like it is too bad. If you need glasses you may not need to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye exam results, cataract
cataract: Dear Marilyn, Cataract surgery needs to be done when the cataracts interfere with your daily work. The 2+ cataracts mean that they are advancing in density and may need surgery soon esp if interfering with vision. Gonio is one of the tests to determine...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye prescription, mitch axelrod, ann blyth
mitch axelrod, ann blyth, confirmation card: Hi Ann Blyth, There is no error, the 180 is the same as 000, and leaving off the negative sign is OK because all labs use negative cyl. You may have made a clerical error by writing 50 vs. 050, but that will probably be OK even if it is written. Let me...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye problem, heavyness, eye problem
heavyness, eye problem, eye test: Dear Ed, yes, the symptoms may have you worried. This could be the start of an early cataract if possible, but this is just a guess considering your symptoms and age. Nothing to be alarmed regarding but it is good that you have an eye test soon. Things...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Is this an eye problem?, pingueculum, soft contact lenses
pingueculum, soft contact lenses, wind and sun: I bet the small yellowish growth is just to the side of the colored part of your eye - either in the corner nearer the ear or the corner nearer the nose. Am I right? if so, this is what is called a pingueculum. They are more or less harmless but are subject...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eye question, retinal detachment, heavyness
retinal detachment, heavyness, eye eye: Have you seen any flashing lights - especially while moving your head back and forth? Or is there a piece of vision missing in any part of your visual field? If so, do not wait until next week. See your eye doctor immediately. You may have a retinal detachment,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyelid twitching, lid twitching, myokymia
lid twitching, myokymia, computer eye strain: A lid twitching is called myokymia. I sort of doubt it is an official case of blepharospasm as this would be much more rare, though these two are often confused. Myokymia, more of an annoyance than a disease, can be caused by stress, tiredness, excess use...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Flashes of light, short term memory problems, red laser pointer
short term memory problems, red laser pointer, short term memory: Dear Craig, As far as the eyes are concerned a retinal examination needs to be done and also checking the eye pressure. If the eye checks come out normal, then yes, a neurological opinion should help. You can forward me the results of the tests to guide...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Flashing light in my peripheral, retinal detachment, vigorous exercise
retinal detachment, vigorous exercise, flashing light: Please make an appointment immediately with an eye doctor for a dilated eye exam. A flashing light like you describe is a warning that you MAY (but not necessarily) be having a retinal detachment. If your retina is detaching, you need immediate treatment....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Floaters, floaters
floaters: Dear Mark, symptoms of a detachments is like having a fixed dark shadow which does not float . Floaters are natural non pathological issues due to degeneration of fluid insode the eye. They usually settle with time. Yes, a mndatory annual retinal check...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Floaters, floaters, retinal detachment
floaters, retinal detachment, flashes of light: Anyone who notices or suspects an increase in floaters should have a dilated eye exam to be sure their retina is intact. That being said, some other factors to know about are: -there is less risk of it being due to a retinal problem if the floaters...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lens/red eyes/inflammation, left eye, fades
Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lens/red eyes/inflammation, left eye, fades, 4 months

Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyelid twitching, chlorpromazine side effects, tardive dyskinesia
Ophthalmology & Optometry: eyelid twitching, chlorpromazine side effects, tardive dyskinesia, twitching eye

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Neovascularization
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Neovascularization

Ophthalmology & Optometry: pressure behind brow bone, etc..., eye brow, eye specialist
Ophthalmology & Optometry: pressure behind brow bone, etc..., eye brow, eye specialist, corner of my eye

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red line in eye., eye drops, naturopathy
Ophthalmology & Optometry: Red line in eye., eye drops, naturopathy, kidneys

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my son was diagnosed as farsighted, farsightedness, eye surgery
Ophthalmology & Optometry: my son was diagnosed as farsighted, farsightedness, eye surgery, glasses

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Gas Perm Challenge, paragon hds, index of refraction
paragon hds, index of refraction, reputable company: Just like any drug, your contact lenses are supplied as a b prescription /b item. If the online supplier were a reputable company, they would not be willing to substitute a material other than that listed on your prescription. You should know that if they...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Genetic counseling for myopia?, glasses in children, Myopia in children
glasses in children, Myopia in children: Dear Mom, Do not worry. Myopia is not a disease and is increasingly common today with no genetic predisposition as well. But to answer your specific query...yes, if your daughter has any powers that enable her read better, this will only help improve...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Ghosting, sharp vision, artificial tears
sharp vision, artificial tears, bochner: Hi Erik, While I can t tell you what is wrong, I can give you some ideas to consider. Probably your doctors have considered them, but it may be a good idea to get another glasses prescription. Having normal corneal topography is great news and rules out...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glasses?, stigmatism, shroff
stigmatism, shroff, squint: Dear Rachel, It is more important to lead a healthy quality of life., There are many trendy glasses available or even contact lenses to consider. But if you have any numbers or powers which help you see better and also ease away your symptoms (as some cases...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma, glaucoma specialist, wavy vision
glaucoma specialist, wavy vision, lattice degeneration: Dear David, You certainly need some tests which are more specific to rule out Glaucoma, a Glaucoma specialist would be appropriate. Yes, even though your eye pressure is in range it is the optic disc cupping which is worrying the doctors and they need...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma, Glaucoma, pigment dispersing glaucoma
Glaucoma, pigment dispersing glaucoma, raised IOP: Dear Pete, Since I do not have any report to refer to but going by the description...the iris is the coloured part of your eyes. In some situations (eg high myopes with high minus numbers) the shape and function of the iris is such that it tends to disperse...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma, Cataract and Glaucoma
Cataract and Glaucoma: Dear Ram kumar, Thank you for the query. yes it is possible, although I do not know what exact procedure your father is going to undergo. If in Mumbai you are most welcome to look us up. Best, Dr Anand Shroff shroffeye@vsnl.com Shroff Eye Hospital,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma and cataract, Glaucoma
Glaucoma: Dear Naseem, Thank you for your details. Although I am not a homeopathic doctor, many in India use Cineraria eye drops. I have no personal experience with the same and would not be able to comment on if they really prevent cataract as no studies have proven...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: glaucoma and cataract, glaucoma medication, punctal occlusion
glaucoma medication, punctal occlusion, drainage system: Hi naseem, I don t know of any studies that show any effective treatment for cataracts other than surgery. I also don t know of any useful homeopathic treatments for glaucoma. But I admit I am a western trained doctor and may not have as much info as...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Inability to Correct Eyesight, distant visual acuity, commercial pilot
distant visual acuity, commercial pilot, critical development: I can feel your frustration in being so close to your goal, but unable to achieve it. Large amounts of astigmatism can make a person unable to be corrected to a perfect 20/20. This is mostly likely due to the fact that during the critical development...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: improved eyesight, benign essential tremors, routine exam
benign essential tremors, routine exam, eye doctor: Hi Diane, You did not list whether you Rx number was minus (nearsighted) or positive (farsighted). Regardless, cataracts will usually cause an Rx change and also blur the vision. Plus cataracts are very easy to see in a routine exam. Blood sugar changes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Lasik after vitrectomy, LASIK after vitrectomy
LASIK after vitrectomy: Dear Fred, Only a thorough eye examination can tell you if the LASIK procedure will help. I do not know your visual acuity with glasses and also the condition of the retina, so it is best to take an opinion from a LASIK expert in this. However, in theory,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: One lens reading - one distance - problems?, posterior vitreous detachment, retina detachment
posterior vitreous detachment, retina detachment, soft contact lenses: Styes are thought to sometimes be more likely when there is eyestrain. I am not sure what is causing the difference between the two eyes but I would bet it was due either to the floater from the PVD or that your Rx has changed. Noting from your original...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Migraines, mitch axelrod, computer lights
mitch axelrod, computer lights, stress management: Hi Emily, You should see your eye doctor and see if they can help in any way, otherwise see your regular doctor and see if they can refer you to a neurologist or do some advanced testing to sure your are basically healthy. If your are healthy, then may need...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: macular degeneration, Macular Degeneration
Macular Degeneration: Dear Cindy, Not really, unless there were some other findings in the eye which could also be incidental. It is possible that a CT Scan of the eye - more specifically an OCT be ordered.If you need any further help, Dr Rahul Shroff available on e mail- shroffeye@vsnl.com...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Neovascularization, neovascularization, oxygen to cornea
neovascularization, oxygen to cornea, conact lenses: I can t tell you exactly how long your eyes have to suffer lack of O2 before the neov. forms or increases, but it is not an overall fast process. I would definitely make sure you never fall asleep in whatever particular kind of contact lenses you wore last...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: New eyeglasses cause pressure between the eyes, minor headaches, minor headaches, designer eyeglasses
minor headaches, designer eyeglasses, nose bone: Dear Amanda, If the symptoms are absent when you do not wear the glasses, then most defnitily it is due the them. However, if it is an initial strain that all feel with new glasses, or because the fframe does not fit well, one cannot say. It is you observation...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Nose pads, silicone pads, nose pads
silicone pads, nose pads, bump on: This depends on how they are mounted. The silicone pads with a little bump on them that fits into a metal housing tend to move less than the ones that have a screw holding them in. However, what is important is not whether or not they move, but are they comfortable?...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Do I need to get glasses?, large lecture hall, street signs
large lecture hall, street signs, sports event: I am sorry. I thought I answered this one. In fact I know I did answer it. But for some reason the system didn t take it. It is totally NOT normal for you to be dizzy with the glasses on or have a headache when you take them off. -2.00 and -1.50 is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: new rx, local optician, eye sphere
local optician, eye sphere, presbyopia: Dear Sherri, The numbers seem fine if you can read 20/20 or 6/6 with them. That is more important and only your optometrist who is physically checking your numbers would be able to tell you which suits you better by actually showing the difference in vision...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Possible Eye Problem, eyelid twitch, penn state student
eyelid twitch, penn state student, random bursts: I am sorry. I really cannot imagine what random bursts of bubbling sensation would be. I would like to say it is ok to wait until you get back in August to see and eye doctor, but I am not at all sure it is safe. Besides eyestrain, there are all sorts...