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Ophthalmology & Optometry: Bates Method, watt lightbulbs, bates method
watt lightbulbs, bates method, aldous huxley: Hello Mike, I can t give you all the info on the Bates Methodin 1 e-mail but I can tell you where to start. The BEST introduction to the Bates Method is The Art of Seeing by Aldous Huxley.It explains all the theory and the main exercises of the Bates Method,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Bates Method, eye laser surgery, bates method
eye laser surgery, bates method, typical errors: Hello Rob, I am not truly expert enough to be able to give you an idea as to whether the Bates Method will help your damaged eye, given that eye-laser surgery can damage the eyes permanently, but the vision of the other eye can be improved. Given your trial...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Bates Method, bates method, satisfactory level
bates method, satisfactory level, eye sight: Dear Steve, Personally, I find that the Bates method works, when you do it diligently and regularly. Yes, you need to coontinue the program when you have reached your level of satisfaction. This also does not mean that it helps you overcome your entire...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Bates Method, laser eye surgery, bates method
laser eye surgery, bates method, perfect eyesight: Hello, I would strongly recommend you avoid LASIK like the plague. The website www.surgicaleyes.org has all sorts of info about people who have suffered severe permanent complications after laser-eye surgery. The website has been updated and I believe you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Bates method, bates method, janet goodrich
bates method, janet goodrich, aldous huxley: I m neither a qualified Bates Method teacher nor an ohthalomologist, so I can t honestly give a detailed professional opinion on it. All I will say on this matter, is that I ve read Stephen Barrett s report and wasn t convinced, as it conflicted with my...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Bates method, natural vision improvement, bates method
natural vision improvement, bates method, janet goodrich: Well, I ve had a rather checkered history. I did the Bates Method for a couple of years but did absolutely everything wrong due to overstraining the eyes etc., I also went in for the US-based NVI(Natural Vision Improvement) courses which claim to be based...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Best light source for reading, incandescent bulb, worse case
incandescent bulb, worse case, reading material: First let me reassure that reading in different types of light will not damage your eyes. Worse case, you ll have some eyestrain. Your optimal reading environment will depend on a number of factors. These include the type of lighting, position of the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Better Lenses, eye care products, rigid lenses
eye care products, rigid lenses, ocular science: Hi, Whether your current Dr. is chatty or not should not cloud his judgement for your best lens choice. Your current Dr. would be the one more suitable to answer your questions more directly having thoroughly examined you. In general, for patient s with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Better vision with glasses than contacts., acuvue oasys, three dimensional vision
acuvue oasys, three dimensional vision, depth perception: Hi, There may always be a difference in clarity between glasses and contacts. Usually, because contacts are placed directly on the eye, the depth perception is improved. It is very common to have a different power number between glasses an contacts. It...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Better vision w/ age?, slit lamp exam, kidney yin deficiency
slit lamp exam, kidney yin deficiency, corneal curvature: Change in refractive error due to age can be caused by changes in the corneal curvature and/or change in the refractive index of the lens due to lenticular sclerosis (which can be a precursor to cataract). Corneal examination including corneal topography...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Bifocal or Monovision Contacts, monovision contacts, diagnostic lenses
monovision contacts, diagnostic lenses, lens companies: Hi Ruth, You first need to get a full exam and have a contact lens fitting done. Once a doctor has all the necessary data, they can decide which contact lens option is best for you. Most contact lens companies supply doctors with trial or diagnostic lenses....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Bifocals - 1st pair, no line bifocals, cheap reading glasses
no line bifocals, cheap reading glasses, torture device: Dear Sandy, I completely understand how you feel. Yes, Bi focals need getting used to . Some never get adjusted to them because of the contrasting difference in numbers. In Bi focals, what they have done is given you the number you need for distance...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Bifocals - 1st pair, no line bifocals, cheap reading glasses
no line bifocals, cheap reading glasses, progressive bifocals: This is not unusual with progressive bifocals. The cheaper type of progressive bifocals are more likely to cause this problem and the fit of progressives is absolutely critical. I would suggest you go back to your doctor and keep going back until it is made...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Binasal Visual Field Loss, optomoligist, exact diagnosis
optomoligist, exact diagnosis, optic nerve: You need to undergo a variety of tests to determine why you have developed the field loss. An Ophthalmologist will determine if there is any problem with the retina or optic nerve which has caused this problem. Similarly, you may need to be evaluated...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Binocular diplopia, dr hope, eye muscle
dr hope, eye muscle, opthalmologist: I have never heard or experience Zocor causing eye muscle motility issues; but in medicine, anything is possible. If one eye is not moving, there may be a problem with a specific eye muscle. Usually it is vascular, which means it involves blood flow or it...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Binocular pilopia, neuro ophthalmologist, diplopia
neuro ophthalmologist, diplopia, time joe: There are many possibilities for the double vision. Your mother will need a detail clinical examination by a neuro-ophthalmologist and may require blood tests and MRI or CT scans to determine the exact nature of the problem. If she is inconvenienced by...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Black dot migrating from one eye to other?, visual phenomena, anti depressants
visual phenomena, anti depressants, black dot: Dear Turlough, From the history that you have sent it does not look like somethng serious. Also, though it may be irritating, the dot could be something normal in the vitreous. However, with the eyes it is always better to be careful. A visit to the ophthalmologist...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Black dots, eye specialist, shroff
eye specialist, shroff, ophth: Dear Thaya, thank you for your e mail. It could be the start of a cataract. This needs an examination with an eye specialist for exact cause. If in Mumbai, we would be happy to help. Please call 26431006 or 66921000 (bandra) and 22814077 or 22811863 (Marine...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Black eye iris, shroff, ophth
shroff, ophth, irises: Dear Tyler, You may send us a picture or image of your eyes in order to comment more specifically, however most times this is normal part of pigmentation of the eyes. Hope this helps, Best Regards, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH), FICS www.shroffeye.org...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Black Spots, shroff, ophth
shroff, ophth, ophthalmologist: Dear Pavani, This is difficult for me to answer as I have no image of your eyes. If it is in the white of your eye, then your vision will not be disturbed. Nevertheless, it is better to check with an ophthalmologist what they could be due to. It could be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Black spot/floater, retinal examination, dear marilyn
retinal examination, dear marilyn, stigmatism: Dear Marilyn, This could be a normal phenomenon, seen sometimes due to ageing. The non pathological ones appear and disappera and also move. However, the pathological problem is like a fixed shadow. In any case, a retinal examination is better to make sure...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Black spots in the eye., ophthalmologist, imageshack
ophthalmologist, imageshack, cornea: It is difficult to tell from your picture if these spots are on your cornea or your iris. Since you have several spots on both eyes and since they have been present all your life, they are probably harmless collections of pigment. If they have changed or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blepharitis, external eye disease, vigamox
external eye disease, vigamox, lotemax: the answer to your question depends on the cause and severity of your blepharitis. Blepharitis can often be controlled with proper treatment to the point that contact lenses can be worn. If your treatments are not satisfactory, you might want to see an ophthalmologist...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blood Spot on eye, blood spot, red dot
blood spot, red dot, ophthalmologist: It is possible that you might have ruptured a small blood vessel of the conjunctiva (surface lining of the eye) causing a spot of hemorrhage which appears as a red dot. This is likely to clear up over the next few days. You should undertake a thorough evaluation...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blood Spot, subconjuctival hemorrhage, blood spot
subconjuctival hemorrhage, blood spot, google: Hi, What you may have is a Subconjuctival hemorrhage . Go to google.com, copy and paste the term Subconjuctival hemorrhage and do an image search. This is most likely what you have based on your description. However, a subconjuctival hemorrhage may indicate...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blood vessels in eye, blood vessels in eye, signs of glaucoma
blood vessels in eye, signs of glaucoma, eye pressure: The tree-like pattern can be produced due to the blood vessels supplying the retina in certain conditions of light. This is called entoptic phenomenon . It is generally harmless and does not signify presence of disease. As you have myopia, and possible...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blue Light & RP, layers of the retina, optic nerve
layers of the retina, optic nerve, electric potentials: Electroretinography and electro-oculography measure the electric potentials of the various layers of the retina and are sometimes used in combination to diagnose various hereditary retinal degenerative disorders. Visual evoked potentials measure the electric...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Bluriness in eye after scratch in JAPAN!, edema fluid, surface scratch
edema fluid, surface scratch, condition thanks: It depends on what is causing the blurriness. If it is due to edema fluid still in the cornea, it may well go away. If it is due to scarring, it may not go away. You should probably ask why the vision is still blurred and if there is any permanent scarring....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blurred of central area of vision, glaucoma symptoms, fish oil capsules
glaucoma symptoms, fish oil capsules, mg chondroitin: You should explain your symptoms to your doctor exactly as you explained them to me. The most likely causes of your problem are either migraine or circulation problems, although I cannot tell what is wrong with you without actually examining you. The only...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blurred Edges of Glasses, new pair of glasses, index numbers
new pair of glasses, index numbers, quality glass: Dear Robert, Its very difficult to answer your Q as this could mean anything from using a frame small for your eyes, to high index numbers or even as you said poor quality glass. An optometrist who can physically examine the glasses will be able to help...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blurred Vision, eyball, shroff
eyball, shroff, ophth: Dear Dwantra, This is normal, so do not worry. Yes, due to some pressure on the eyball, you may be a little blurred for some time, the same happens if you look at very bright light. The eye is like a camera with optics so sometimes what you see is images...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blurred Vision, color vision test, fundus fluorescein angiography
color vision test, fundus fluorescein angiography, nerve fiber layer: Your case seems unusual as your tests have turned out negative to date. However, additional tests which may be of use in arriving at a diagnosis could be : 1) Fundus fluorescein angiography 2) MR angiography 3) Ocular electrophysiology 4) Color vision...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blurred vision, axis numbers, crooked frame
axis numbers, crooked frame, two choices: Dear Al, It quite obvious that the frame of the glasses has got bent. At least thats what it sounds. Axis numbers need to be worn in the exact axis on the frame, any deviation in the form of crooked frame or slightly bent glasses would make your axis change...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blurry Vision, contact lens prescription, speed limit sign
contact lens prescription, speed limit sign, navy base: Blurred vision that cannot be corrected with glasses or contacts usually indicates something medically wrong with the eyes themselves such as a corneal problem, cataract or retinal abnormality. I would suggest you ask to see the ophthalmologist. Elliot Werner,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blurry Vision, blurry vision, shroff
blurry vision, shroff, ophth: Dear Ferdy, The prognosis of the scleral buckle would be more in the purview of a vitreo retinal expert, which I am not. However, one thing is certain that if you have a shadow, which is fixed and growing, it definitely needs urgent attention. It may be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blurry vision on left eye, new eyeglasses, no line bifocals, phoropter
no line bifocals, phoropter, progressive addition: David, What type of glasses are they? The only thing I can think is if they are Progressive Addition bifocal lenses (NO line bifocals) and the optical center of the glasses isn t lined up with your pupil. Otherwise you should see just as good if not...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Blurry vision, corneal edema, blurry vision
corneal edema, blurry vision, dry eyes: Since I am an ophthalmologist and not an optometrist, I cannot speak to your question directly since I don t know first hand what equipment the typical optometrist uses, but if you happen to have a medical eye problem, you should see a medically trained specialist...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: BRVO, branch retinal vein occlusion, retinal vein occlusion
branch retinal vein occlusion, retinal vein occlusion, collateral vessels: Spontaneous improvement of a branch retinal vein occlusion is not common but it does occur. It depends on several factors including the extent of the vein occlusion, the amount of permanent retinal damage, the general circulation of the rest of the eye and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Branch Retinal Vein Occulsion (BRVO), retina specialist, vitreous fluid
retina specialist, vitreous fluid, gray spot: Assuming by flickering you mean light flashes in your vision, this could be due to migraine, circulation problems or a problem with the retina such as tugging on the retina by the vitreous fluid in the eye. If your retina specialist has not seen anything,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Broken Blood Vessel resulting from under eye surgery, broken blood vessel, blood shot eye
broken blood vessel, blood shot eye, antibiotic eye drops: Dear Lynda, Blood shot eye with the surgery you described is commonly due to sub conjunctival haemorrhage. This will not cause any harm to your vision, but yes, it looks terrible. Unfortunately, this heals in time. Try not to sleep on this side in the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Broken Blood vessel in Eye, broken blood vessel, broken blood vessel in eye
broken blood vessel, broken blood vessel in eye, blood vessel in eye: The broken blood vessel could be due to the contact lens or due to inadvertent excessive rubbing of the eye. You should remove your contact lenses and not use them for a few days. You may use simple ocular lubricants like Refresh Tears to relive the soreness...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Brown pigment on sclera, brown pigment, freckle
brown pigment, freckle, ophthalmologist: I don t believe it can be done with laser, at least I ve never heard of that. These types of pigmentations are usually completely benign and harmless and also very difficult to remove. You might see an ophthalmologist who specializes in cornea and external...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Brown On Sclera, look at your eyes, eye surgeon
look at your eyes, eye surgeon, shroff: Dear Ronald, It is difficult to answer your question without having a look at your eyes. You can send us a photo or image of the same if possible even on my personal e mail shroffaa@yahoo.com. Usually, these are pigmentations which are harmless. There is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Brown Spot on Eye, exact diagnosis, pathology lab
exact diagnosis, pathology lab, sclera: Pigmented spots on the conjunctiva or sclera are not unusual. Most of the time they are completely benign and require no attention. If it has gotten darker, or enlarged, the best course of action would be to have it biopsied and sent to a pathology lab for...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Brown Spots, sclera, pigmentation
sclera, pigmentation, african descent: Hi Emy, Usually pigmentation on the white part of the eye is normal, especially in people with brown irises. I would not begin to guess what the cause would be or try to diagnos over the internet. If you have doubts or concerns, my best advice would be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Brown Syndrome detected in my daughter., pediatric ophthalmologist, accumen
pediatric ophthalmologist, accumen, spontaneous recovery: Dear Yogesh, I can understand your concern regarding your young daughter. It is important that she is under specialized care viz a pediatric ophthalmologist or an ophthalmologist with experience in strabismus in kids. From the looks of it yes, you seem...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Brown spot on eye, melanosis, sclera
melanosis, sclera, pigmentation: Acquired conjunctival pigmentation or melanosis is quite common in black skinned or dark skinned individuals. And it often increases in the amounts with age. If you weren t comfortable with the ophth s exam or want a 2nd opinion I d recommend getting one....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Browns Syndrome, tendon sheath, congenital defect
tendon sheath, congenital defect, horizontal plane: Sorry for the delay in replying. I had recently setup some firewall software which resulted in disruption in my access to the web. All parameters have now be set correctly. Browns syndrome is also called Browns Tendon Sheath syndrome . It is an ocular...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Bubble on eye (spouse) / "Metal flakes" seen, optical phenomenon, eye trauma
optical phenomenon, eye trauma, seizure disorder: 1) Your husband may be experiencing optical phenomenon produced by opacities in the vitreous. Detail clinical examination of the eye will help to identify the cause. He should consult a qualified ophthalmologist for a thorough eye exam. 2) The optical phenomenon...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Bump on 6 mos old child top eyelid, pediatric opthalmologist, danielle
pediatric opthalmologist, danielle, diagnosis: Hi Danielle, Because your child is still small, my best advice is to make an appointment with a pediatric Opthalmologist. Without seeing your daughter myself, I would not even venture to guess a diagnosis in this type of forum. The fact it changes in size...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Burning, Dry, Red Eyes, allergy eye drops, reaction changes
allergy eye drops, reaction changes, thera tears: Ron, Two drops you can use every 10 minutes if you needed are Refresh Non preserved. Come in a large blue box with 30 single use vials. Or perhaps a bit more convenient are Thera Tears. They come in the standard size bottle but supposedly the preservative...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: b, doctor face, careful assessment
doctor face, careful assessment, blepharitis: Unfortunately, the only answer I can give is it depends. It depends on the overall clinical examination of the eyes and eyelids and a careful assessment of the indications for blepharoplasty in that individual patient. This is a question you really need...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: bad doctor has me second guessing., eye in the mirror, eye exercises
eye in the mirror, eye exercises, lazy eye: Hi, I it sounds like you are getting the right advice, only from a Dr who may not be very good at delivering it. If you have an amblyopic/lazy eye, the only way to possibly correct it may be with vision therapy/eye exercises. Glasses usually help, but can...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: how bad??, normal vision, shroff
normal vision, shroff, amblyopia: Dear Vivek, Basically with glasses your vision improves, but not to normal 6/6. The 6/36 is 4-5 lines less than normal vision. This if in one eye could be lazy eye or amblyopia . But with both eyes open and presuming you have normal vision in one eye,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: base curve, base curve, waist measurements
base curve, waist measurements, protein deposits: Hi Mildred, The base curve is used to assist the Dr. in fitting the contacts. If the wrong base curve is chosen, it may affect the fit of the lens. However, the base curve is not a standardized number. What I mean by that is a 8.4 curve in one brand...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: bates practioner, bates method, naturopathic physician
bates method, naturopathic physician, practioner: Here s a couple of websites which gives details of a few of the Bates Method teachers in the US. (At the top of the first web-page, it s suggested to contact a CJ Wilson of North Carolina, who will give you contact details for Bates Method teachers in the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: bifocal glasses and contacts, bifocal contact lenses, bifocal glasses
bifocal contact lenses, bifocal glasses, trial lenses: Hi Patricia, The issue with most bifocal lenses and other compromises like monovision is usually clear vision. If blurred vision would bother you, contacts may not be the best choice. Monovision would most likely make you feel off balance also. I can not...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: bifocals, distant points, horrible time
distant points, horrible time, bifocals: Dear Mike, Yes, it takes a while getting used to bifocals. Your optometrist will be able to help you. For eg. make two pairs of glasses, one for far work, other for near. Or try progressive glasses (although they are expensive. Hope this information...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: bifocals, no line bifocals, cheap reading glasses
no line bifocals, cheap reading glasses, torture device: Most patients adapt to nolines quite easily, usually in a few days, some it takes a few weeks. Finding the spot is exactly the way every single brand of noline bifocals work. Some brands of lenses have larger sweet spot and make adaption very easy; this...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Does having big font size on your comp monitor cause short sightedness., computer vision syndrome, room lighting
computer vision syndrome, room lighting, dark glasses: Dear Hemanth, I repeat what I suggested in my last correspondence, these numbers as they are specific to your distance from the computer and any existing eye numbers they cannot be prescribed without examining your eyes. So kindly visit an eye doctor for...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: black dots in my eyes, ophthalmologist, cobwebs
ophthalmologist, cobwebs, dots: I am sorry but I cannot answer questions of the What is wrong with me? type. You should see an ophthalmologist. If you are given a specific diagnosis let me know and I can give you more detailed information about your particular condition. Elliot Werner,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Why do I see black spot when I look at the flames?, shroff, ophth
shroff, ophth, myopia: Dear Rambo, It is normal to see these spots as they reflect off the retina. My suggestion, stop doing this as it is not very good for your eyes in the long run and can induce macular burns. Hope this helps, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH), FICS www.shroffeye.org...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: black spots, floaters, glaucoma
floaters, glaucoma, good health: Hi Jean, If you have glaucoma, I would notify the Doctor who is treating you ASAP. While they sound like floaters, there may be something more serious going on which a professional needs to see in person. When it comes to health, everyone is an individual...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blepharitis, lid hygiene, exact diagnosis
lid hygiene, exact diagnosis, overuse of antibiotics: For example, if your blepharitis is caused by acne rosacea, then long-term treatment with doxycycline is often required. some patients require a maintenance dose of doxycycline or intermittent treatment for life. With some other types of blepharitis, once...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blepharitis, toxic drug, doxycycline
toxic drug, doxycycline, ophthalmologist: There is nothing in the tear film that would be harmful. In fact, the tear film is very important for the health of the eyes. The reason the plugs are effective is they prolong the contact of the tears with the eye. As is true of all medicines, doxycycline...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blepharitis & contact lenses, chronic problem, disposables
chronic problem, disposables, eye contact: Hi Connie, Blepharitis is most often a chronic problem and may never go away completely. If you are using any sorts of medications in or around the eye, contact lenses may not be advised. You would need to check with your doctor. Once you get the okay...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blepharitis, staphylococcus aureus, lid hygiene
staphylococcus aureus, lid hygiene, ribosomal subunits: Probably none. There is a theoretical possibility that by eliminating the normal eyelid flora with excessive use of antibiotics, that other bacteria not normally found on the eyelids could overgrow. We see this commonly in the gut when antibiotics are used...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blephoritis, lid margin, lubricating gel
lid margin, lubricating gel, skin specialist: Dear Vincent, Please also determine the reason for blepharitis as this is predominantly a lid skin disease. Check for dandruff, if present please treat that aggressively. If you have a dry skin problem elsewhere, it is also advisable to see a skin specialist...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blew a lymph vessel, lymph vessel, proper diagnosis
lymph vessel, proper diagnosis, lymph vessels: I don t know what you are describing. I have never heard the term blew a lymph vessel and, in fact, there are no lymph vessels in the eye. You didn t tell me what kind of eye doctor you saw, but I would suggest you see a competent ophthalmologist. What...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blindness after laser surgery, geometric proportion, hand motions
geometric proportion, hand motions, odd shapes: It depends on how much residual vision he has. If for example, his vision is 20/200 or 20/400, even though he has lost the central vision, this is a lot better than counts fingers or hand motions vision. If the destructive process continues, he may lose...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blindness of mother after surgery, eye cornia, medicine treatment
eye cornia, medicine treatment, ratina: Unfortunately I cannot answer your question without knowing more about your mother s condition or without examining her myself. Specifically I would need to know exactly what is wrong with her retina and why her vision is so poor. Elliot Werner, M.D...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blinking eyes, bausch and lomb, bausch and lomb pure vision
bausch and lomb, bausch and lomb pure vision, blinking eyes: I m sorry but I don t fit contact lenses and am not in a position to answer your question. You did not say how old your child is, but I would suggest asking his pediatrician or family doctor for a referral to a good ophthalmologist in your area. Elliot Werner,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blood in eye, sinus pressure, pain behind the eye
sinus pressure, pain behind the eye, blood in my eye: Hello Kim, The spot of blood may be a small blood vessel hemorrhage. They are very common with colds, coughing, sneezing & vomiting. The pain behind the eye may be something as simple as sinus pressure, but I would strongly advise making an appointment...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blood shot eyes, blood shot eyes, acuvue lenses
blood shot eyes, acuvue lenses, bloodshot eyes: Hi Jessie, Acuvue Oasys contain silicone plastic. There a a few things I can address regarding them. First, you must use quality solutions. Clear Care is one of the best. If patients use cheaper solutions such as Wal-mart s Equate, Target or others there...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blood spot, blood spot, exact description
blood spot, exact description, shroff: Dear Candi, Without seeing your eyes there is a limited amount of advise that I can give. If you are sure this ais a blood spot commonly called hemangioma, and not pigmentation which can occur in pregnancy, then one has to determine if this hemangioma needs...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blood spot on eye, blood spot, hi adam
blood spot, hi adam, blood sugar: Hi Adam, This is the type of situation that really can not be answered in this type of forum. So much depends on exactly where the blood is and what the Dr. saw. Getting your blood sugar checked every so often is always a good idea. I would follow your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blood spot on eye, blood spot, hemmorage
blood spot, hemmorage, eye lid: I m sorry but i am not able to answer questions of the What is wrong with me? variety. I would suggest you see an ophthalmologist. If you a given a specific diagnosis, let me know and i can give you information about your particular condition. Elliot...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blood spot on eye, dear diana, blood spot
dear diana, blood spot, shroff: Dear Diane, This can happen. It may not have happened before. But this was only a possibility. It could even be allergy if the whole eye is also turning red, or infection. If its just a red spot then it will get better. Dont worry! Warm regards, ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blood spot in eye, broken blood vessel, broken blood vessels
broken blood vessel, broken blood vessels, conjunctival hemorrhage: LaToya, It sounds like you might be describing a sub conjunctival hemorrhage. If your mother is over 60 years old, this is a fairly common occurance. Many younger people get them from straining and holding their breath(valsalva manuever) like in wrestling,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blood vessel/bells palsy, bells palsy, crazy today
bells palsy, crazy today, eye surgeon: Dear Tamara, The redness will take some time to fade. If the eye has no other symptoms of itching, burning, pain etc. you can try to use any lubricating eye drops for some relief. If the redness stays its best to see an eye surgeon or at least speak to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blood vessel in the eye, broken vessel, two doctors
broken vessel, two doctors, medical one: Dear Julija, A diagnosis (medical one) must have been given by the two doctors who you have met, that could help answer this better. It is difficult to answer based on just your signs as these are common for many things in the eye. You can also send me...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blood vessel eye, broken blood vessel, blood vessel eye
broken blood vessel, blood vessel eye, visine: You should consult with your ophthalmologist regarding the possible cause for the redness and it s persistence. Ordinarily, a small sub-conjunctival haemorrhage should clear up in a fortnight to a month. If it has not cleared in a month, you might want to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blood?, furr, ophthalmologist
furr, ophthalmologist, red dot: I really cannot make a diagnosis over the internet without actually examining you. I would suggest you see an ophthalmologist to be sure there is no foreign body in the eye and to treat whatever is going on. If you are given a specific diagnosis, let me...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blue line or blue water within eye, eye astigmatism, eye centre
eye astigmatism, eye centre, blue eye: Dear Yasmin, There is no blue line inside the eye. Astigmatism simply means that she has to use a cylindrical power in her glasses. The doctor could have done a test called topography which may have shown a blue line on the map indicating astigmatism. Don...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blue line or blue water within eye, eye centre, blue eye
eye centre, blue eye, astigmatism: Hello, Sorry I clicked on the wrong prompt originally, I can help somewhat with your question. The term blue eye or blue line is not something i have ever used or heard of here in the US. I searched some literature and came up with nothing on blue eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blue ring around iris, corneal arcus, high cholestrol
corneal arcus, high cholestrol, lipid disorder: Phillip, That ring is called corneal arcus . Sometimes it is a sign of high cholesterol. But, there is also a genetic tendency to develop that ring. There is nothing to worry about as long as you ve had blood drawn to rule out a lipid disorder. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blurred vision in one eye, blurred vision in one eye, sinus disease
blurred vision in one eye, sinus disease, excess mucus: Sinus disease can cause blurred vision. Pain itself often interferes with he focusing mechanism of the eye (accommodation). Sinus infections can stimulate the production of excess mucus by the eye that coats the surface of the cornea and blurs the vision....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blurred vision, stressful lifestyle, control stress
stressful lifestyle, control stress, clinical eye: There are many possible conditions which may cause your symptoms. In general, the following conditions need to be looked for and attended to : 1) Good control of your hyperthyroidism with medications or surgery as required. You should consult a good...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blurriness in eyes, glaucoma specialist, retina specialist
glaucoma specialist, retina specialist, sinus problem: it can be related to a sinus problem or it can be due to a problem in chinese medicine we call it the liver meridian, so chinese herbs or acupuncture may be helpful. if you have furthe questions contact me at vision2030@earthlink.net sincerely, Marc grossman...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: blurry contacts, clarity solutions, monthly contact lenses
clarity solutions, monthly contact lenses, allergy season: Stephanie, Tough case. Maybe you should just stick with glasses? Or have you considered LASIK or PRK...though dry eyes are often made worse by the procedure. SO many factors can play into lens clarity. Solutions, material, environment, job, personal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: bright arc flashes, retinal examination, solar eclipse
retinal examination, solar eclipse, espl: Dear Ans, If you have not had a retinal examination for this problem, I would advise one. If the retinal examination is normal, you have nothing to worry about the eyes. these could be just floaters or flashes assocated with migraine etc. Your physician...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: broken blood vessel in eye, broken blood vessel, broken blood vessel in eye
broken blood vessel, broken blood vessel in eye, blood vessel in eye: There are many causes for a broken blood vessel. If it is external i.e. on the surface of the eye it is commonly due to vigorous rubbing, allergies, infection or minor trauma like a finger or pencil touching the eye. If the broken vessel is internal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: brown pigment around iris, brown pigment, kayser fleischer rings
brown pigment, kayser fleischer rings, crescent moon: Dear CD, Thses are normal marks since birth at the point where blood vessels enter the eye. If from childhood it is not something you did or caused, but sometimes in later life can happen due to exposure to sunlight. Hope this helps and eases your mind,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: brown spot on eyeball, definite diagnosis, pterygium
definite diagnosis, pterygium, ophthalmologist: Dear Stella, Difficult to say what it could be without seeing your eye. However from your description, it could be a pterygium , but is usually seen near the cornea. A brown spot is usually present since birth in many, but what needs to looked into is the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: brown spot on white part of eye, docters, nevus
docters, nevus, conjunctiva: Brown spots on the white of the eye are usually a nevus or a freckle. If they are on the conjunctiva, the skin on the surface of the eye, they can be surgically removed. If they are deeper than that, on the sclera, they cannot be safely removed. Most floaters...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: brown spot on white part of eye, docters, floaters
docters, floaters, pigmentation: Anna, Everything you ve been told is true to the best of my knowledge. The floaters are from the gel inside your eye and will unfortunately get worse as you age. There is no treatment for them. As long as the brown spots have been looked at previously,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: brown spot on white part of eye, docters, eye surgeon
docters, eye surgeon, shroff: Dear Anna, Just like you described, the brown spots will not hamper your vision, nor will they bother you. The reason for them being there are due to maybe exposure to sun, allergen etc. Do not worry about them. I cannot answer about the Agaricus.. as have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: brown spots on white of eye, broken vessels, docters
broken vessels, docters, optometrist: Hi Anna, There is no known link between floaters, which occur inside the eyeball and brown spots (most likely pigment deposits) on the white part of the eye. Without seeing them in person, I could not tell you exactly what they are however. My best advice...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: brown's syndrome, 35 years, werner
35 years, werner, trauma: Brown syndrome can be acquired as well as congenital and may result from trauma. If you are certain that you did not have Brown syndrome before your injury then this is likely the cause, but you would need to be absolutely certain you did not have it before....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: bubble on my eye, eye hospital, ophth
eye hospital, ophth, exact cause: Dear Kaneeka, This may be due to some inadvertent trauma to the eye, some infection or allergy. It is difficult to pin point the exact cause without having a look. If in mumbai please feel free to call us for an appointment at Shroff Eye Hospital, Mumbai...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: bug floater, mosquito larvae, vitreous fluid
mosquito larvae, vitreous fluid, observation tools: A floater is an opacity in the vitreous fluid of the eye. What you see is not the floater itself but the shadow it casts upon the retina. The subjective appearance of the floater depends on the size, shape and orientation of the opacity and the shadow that...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: bug floater, insect exoskeleton, insect larvae
insect exoskeleton, insect larvae, electron microscope: Hi Gabe, Floaters are normal and do appear bug like. Now it has happened where I ve seen patients who feel something in their eye and a bug has been sitting under their lid. There is no documented case I know of (and would find it may be impossible for...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: bulging cornea, gravity effect, eyelid gland
gravity effect, eyelid gland, allergy problems: Dear Jean, This could be a loose conjunctiva due to some allergy etc. The conjunctiva is a clear layer covering the white of the eye. This tends to detatch sometimes and appears as a loose bulge. However, it will need an eye specialist to look into it....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: bump over eyelid, eye glasses, eye drops
eye glasses, eye drops, eye strain: Are you going to an ophthalmolgist or an optometrist? Eye glasses, stress and eye strain NEVER, repeat NEVER cause bumps on the eyelids. Also, there are virtually no eyelid bumps that can be treated with eye drops or ointments. If a bump on your eyelid...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: bumps on eyelids, bumps on eyelids, starting a new job
bumps on eyelids, starting a new job, ophthalmologist: I really cannot speculate on what your daughter s diagnosis might be without examining her. If they are not bothering her and are not getting worse or enlarging, you can probably wait until your insurance kicks in to see an ophthalmologist. Elliot Werner,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Should I buy the book or find a teacher., watt lightbulbs, bates method
watt lightbulbs, bates method, eye exercises: Hello, I bought my Bates method cassette-course from the Cambridge Institute for Better Vision, if that s any help. It s available on www.cutcat.com/page7b.htm Don t believe that bit about needing only 8 weeks(!), it takes a lot longer than that! However,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: C3R, fuzzy vision, eye drop
fuzzy vision, eye drop, shroff: Dear Gauran, It is common to have slightly fuzzy vision after C3R. The numbers will also fluctuate upto 3 months and then get stable. I presume you are using fluorometholone eye drops. A lubricating eye drop will help too. Regards Dr Anand Shroff,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: CATARACT EVALUATION, cataract evaluation, cataract surgery
cataract evaluation, cataract surgery, distance vision: Cataract surgery is indicated when the visual loss due to cataract interferes with one s normal activity. If he is finding it difficult to read and this cannot be corrected with glasses, then this is a good reason to have surgery. Some cataracts interfere...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Career Questions, scripps ranch high school, physiology class
scripps ranch high school, physiology class, career questions: 1. Patient care. 2. Get up about 6:00, shower, shave, get to work by 7:30. Take care of patients. Go home when done. Hours 7:30 to 6 daily, 24-7 emergency call 5 weeks a year. 3. Cataracts, glaucoma, eye injuries, infections, vision loss. 4. Excellent,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Career, professional competition, career option
professional competition, career option, mbbs: Both fields have a lot of potential - with lots of professional competition as well as oppurtunity to progress. Both fields have a wide range of super specialities which you can undertake after completing the BDS or MBBS (basic) degree - but, specialities...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataract operation on eyes affted by glucoma, ophthalmic history, cataract operation
ophthalmic history, cataract operation, glaucoma surgery: Dear Sharmila, This depends. We usually try to do cataract surgery first and then plan the glaucoma surgery [trabeculectomy]. Sometimes we need to do both together. The indications of these depend on the examination findings and other medical / ophthalmic...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataract Surgery after Retinal Detachment, wills eye hospital, shiley eye center
wills eye hospital, shiley eye center, bascom palmer: The ophthalmology department at UCSD is one of the better ones in the USA and is recognized around the world. You must realize that eye departments are Ranked on the basis of their reputation for research and education, not for the clinical and surgical...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataract Surgery after a retinal detachment, retina vitreous, eye cataract
retina vitreous, eye cataract, cataract surgery: If you have a dense cataract that is interfering with your vision, it is certainly worthwhile to have it removed. A lot of the decision making depends on the potential for vision in the eye. Assessing that requires knowing what your vision was after the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataract Surgery AFTER retinal detachment, retinal detatchment, detached retina
retinal detatchment, detached retina, cataract surgery: Dear Rosann, I answer this with the little information you have sent and without examining your eyes (hence better to follow advise of the eye doctor who has examined you). Yes, even if we find catarct in an eye which has little vision due to retinal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataract surgery, cataract operation, cataract surgery
cataract operation, cataract surgery, diabetic retinopathy: As I mentioned earlier, he will have to be evaluated by a VitreoRetinal Specialist. You may visit any of the qualified VitreoRetinal Specialists in your territory. Prognosis for vision can be given only after a thorough clinical examination and additional...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataract surgery following lasik, cataract surgery, correct lens
cataract surgery, correct lens, lens implant: Calculating the lens implant power after lasik is pretty simple and straightforward if you have the data on the eye from before the lasik. Since the same surgeon is doing the cataract, he or she should have all that information and there should not be a problem....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataract surgery, american medical association, cataract surgery
american medical association, cataract surgery, eye work: Hi Seun, Check with the American Medical Association (AMA) online or through a doctor, and see if they know of someone. There is also a group called VOSH that does missionary eye work. Sincerely, Dr. Koo...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataracts, antioxidant vitamins, eye drops
antioxidant vitamins, eye drops, cataracts: There is absolutely no scientific evidence that any medical treatment will reverse a cataract that has already formed. There is some evidence that the use of aspirin and antioxidant vitamins such as E and C can retard the development of cataract. Once a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataracts, genetic metabolic diseases, what causes cataracts
genetic metabolic diseases, what causes cataracts, experience pain: I am unable to answer your first two questions without actually examining you. Cataracts can have many causes. In the case of young children with cataracts the usual causes are genetic, metabolic diseases or trauma. In many cases, however, no specific cause...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataracts, experience eye, kind response
experience eye, kind response, eye discomfort: Rick Depends on what type of cataract it is. Could be six months or even up to a year. Sounds like your vision is already being affected. Your discomfort on the computer has nothing (or very little) to due with cataracts. Was there a reason you didn t...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataracts, cataract eye drops, cataract surgery
cataract eye drops, cataract surgery, homeopathic remedy: I was reading online tho about something called Cineraria Cataract Eye Drops that are supposedly a homeopathic remedy that helps cataracts? Have you heard of this? No, I have never heard of this. and if so,is it something that would be safe to take?...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataracts and myopia, marc grossman, opthamalogist
marc grossman, opthamalogist, cataract surgery: Bill, You can try a combination of cineraria eyedrops and Eye Brite II eyedrops to see if that helps. In terms of your severe myopia, it would be a good idea to take some specific nutrients that help build the integrity of the retina before cataract surgery....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataracts and myopia, reading glasses, opthamologist
reading glasses, opthamologist, new lens: You have three options. One is to have the implant set for distance. You would then need glasses for reading only. Another is to have the implant eye set for reading. You would then need glasses or a contact on that eye to see distance, or use your other...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cataracts, alternative medicine treatment, cataract surgery
alternative medicine treatment, cataract surgery, eye drops: Hi Shelley, I have not read of any medication that shows promise in being a substitute for cataract surgery. It sounds like a nutrtional, or alternative medicine, treatment that has no research to support its claims. With the safety and efficacy...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: (CataractsIn Young People ), congenital cataracts, cataracts in children
congenital cataracts, cataracts in children, congenital anomaly: Cataracts can be present at any age - from birth to very old age. Cataracts in children and young persons can be either due to a metabolic disorder, injury, inflammation in the eye or as a congenital anomaly. In many countries, cataract surgery is a safe...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cellular-like floaters, small circles, retinal examination
small circles, retinal examination, dear tony: Dear Tony, This could be a normal phenomenon, seen in high myopes, especially if you are focussing on the images. However, a retinal examination is better to make sure of the same. Kindly see an eye specialist, as it is better to be safe than sorry....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Change in the Axis number, benefit of doubt, visual acuity
benefit of doubt, visual acuity, old glasses: Dear Annette, Change in axis is not a significant problem as we need to mainly see what your visual acuity is. Numbers can be transposed which means what is on one side of the axis gives visually similar results in another axis. Anyways, this may confuse...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Change in axis numbers/eye strain, axis numbers, left eyes
axis numbers, left eyes, waviness: Hi, Those Rx s are pretty darn close. Is it possible the change in axis is affecting you, maybe. But pain and redness are pretty extreme symptoms. Mild eyestrain or slight frontal headache would be more common. I have several pairs of glasses, all the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Changes of Iris Color, marc grossman, dark brown eyes
marc grossman, dark brown eyes, japanese male: Shirin, Hard to say why this is happening. One possibility is that the changes may related to his diet. The iris in Chinese medicine is also related to the health of the Kidney meridian (not organ but the Kidney energy flow through the body), so this may...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Changing prescription, eye dr, driving at night
eye dr, driving at night, slight improvement: The degree of change you describe is very small so it is not unusual for the prescription to change over time by that small amount. Chances are at age 38 whether or not you wore the first pair of glasses would have no effect on your subsequent measurements....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Child + glasses, problem thanks, second opinion
problem thanks, second opinion, headaches: Hi Sue, There is more to getting glasses than the Rx. +.75 for a seven year old can be completely within normal ranges. However, some children have difficulty focusing and coordinating their eyes with even the smallest prescription. Your Dr. should have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Child's vision, strong glasses, bates method
strong glasses, bates method, aldous huxley: Hello Christina, Sorry for not replying earlier-the allexperts.com website somehow temporarily lost the e-mail-I didn t even know it was possible! Anyway, you are absolutely right. Wearing glasses weakens the eyes over time, and the stronger the prescription...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Chlymidial Conjunctivitus, conjuctivitus, conjunctivitus
conjuctivitus, conjunctivitus, oral antibiotics: Chlamydia is usually transmitted by sexual contact, but can be transmitted by other forms of direct contact. Certainly, exposure to human waste in a septic system could do that and direct contact between yourself and your husband could transmit to you and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Chronic conjunctivitis?, chronic conjunctivitis, eye health care
chronic conjunctivitis, eye health care, health care specialists: Daniela, I can t make a diagnosis without examining you. Sorry. However, an easy answer to your last question is that NO, the vitamins will do nothing to relieve your symptoms. That sort of vitamin is formulated to help people with advanced Age Related...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cleaning Glasses?, ultrasonic sound waves, dr werner
ultrasonic sound waves, dr werner, expensive jewelry: Ultrasonic cleaners are used for the most delicate surgical and precision instruments as well as very expensive jewelry, so I imagine they d be OK for your glasses. My guess is it would be cheaper to go to a camera store and get some good quality lens cleaner....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cleaning Glasses, ultrasonic sound waves, cleaning rags
ultrasonic sound waves, cleaning rags, dish soap: Hi Dan, I ve worked in many offices and seen different labs and none use an ultrasonic cleaner. I am not familiar with them in any way. In our office we use 1 part isopropyl alchohol to 5 parts waters in a spray bottle with microfiber clothes & 100% cotton...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Clear Lens Extraction (Pros & Cons), retinal detachment, cataract surgery
retinal detachment, cataract surgery, lens extraction: The complications of clear lens extraction are the same as those in cataract surgery, which include posterior capsular opacification, retinal detachment or macular edema. Of these the rate of retinal detachment is higher than cataract surgery because this...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: CONTACT LENSE PROBLEMS, minor discomfort, contact lense
minor discomfort, contact lense, eye drops: Hi Carmen, Most likely, your contact lens fell out of your eye. It probably feels irritated from you trying to get it out. If it still feels that way when your doctor s ofice is open, call him and go in to make sure it is out of your eye. Nothing serious...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: CORNEAL GRAFTIN CONCERN LOST VISION, eye dr, shroff
eye dr, shroff, ophth: Dear Pak, Can you send us a report or eye picture. that will help us diagnose and direct you. Corneal grafts can sometimes take time in clearing up. Send me some notes of the doctor or hospital on her condition in order to reply better. Dr Anand Shroff,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Color Blind, dear ryan, car brake
dear ryan, car brake, true colors: Hi Ryan, What you are saying, really does not make sense. If you can see the red in the brake lights on TV, you should be able to see the red tail lights in real life also. The TV is probably closer so I would ask your eye doctor if you have some kind...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Color Blindness, color blindness, eye structure
color blindness, eye structure, different colors: Hi Angie, Your eyes have a type of cell, or receptor, called a cone. There are 3 kinds of cones that see 3 different colors. These can combine to form all of the colors that you see. If someone has trouble seeing colors then some of these cells, or cones,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Color Blindness, color blindness, x chromosome
color blindness, x chromosome, eye structure: Colorblindness is usually of genetic cause. It is linked to X chromosome. It is usually carried by women (XX) and manifests itself in men (XY). So most people are born with it; or they are carriers of the colorblind trait and pass it on through their...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Color change in one eye with lens implant, exact diagnosis, visual acuity
exact diagnosis, visual acuity, dr werner: I cannot diagnose over the internet without actually examining you. A lightening of the iris color can be due to many causes including loss of pigment due to rubbing on the lens implant. You should see an ophthalmologist. If you are given an exact diagnosis,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Colored contacts, first hope, colored contacts
first hope, colored contacts, colored lenses: Hi Juju, There are several brands of colored lenses. Contact lenses are considered a medical device by the FDA and you need a prescription to have them dispenses. And take it from me, one size does not fit all. Certain brands of colored lense only come...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Colored toric contact lenses, colored toric contact lenses, colored toric contact lens
colored toric contact lenses, colored toric contact lens, google search: The only colored toric lens I use is the Ciba Freshlook Toric. You can probably do a google search or look for the Ciba contact lens website. I have not had any patients order the violet lenses in a toric in recent memory, so I do not know if they are...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Colour Vision Deficiency, colour vision deficiency, corrective glasses
colour vision deficiency, corrective glasses, professor khan: There are different types of color deficiency, and I do not know which you have. Most common in males is a mild red-green deficiency. For this most common form, glasses do not correct the problem but make it easier to distinguish certain shades of color...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Comfort problem with RGP lenses, rigid gas permeable lenses, gas permeable lenses
rigid gas permeable lenses, gas permeable lenses, crescent shape: Hi, If the lenses are 9 years old, that s the problem. The surface of a gas permeable lens breaks down after about 2-3 years (on average). When the surface breaks down, the lenses do not wet and stay moist any longer. Areas of the lens can streak, fog...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Complication s/p cataract surgery, old cataract, cataract surgery
old cataract, cataract surgery, retinal cells: Dear Helen, I can understand the concern that you have regarding your mother. Hard cataracts are at a higher risk of cataract intra operative complications. From what I understand is that she has had some complication. I do not follow the white out term,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Computer Eye Strain, computer eye strain, eye strain symptoms
computer eye strain, eye strain symptoms, dark splotches: These are rather unusual findings to attribute solely to extensive computer use. I am not in a position to answer your questions without actually examining you or being given an exact diagnosis. I would suggest you have a thorough eye exam by an ophthalmologist....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Computer Eye Strain, computer eye strain, computer vision syndrome
computer eye strain, computer vision syndrome, eye strain symptoms: You are likely to be experiencing the adverse effects of Computer vision syndrome -- which constitutes a variety of discomforts due to excessive and prolonged exposure to the computer monitor. You may use eye drops like Refresh Tears frequently, take...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Computer Vision Syndrome, computer vision syndrome, behavioral optometrist
computer vision syndrome, behavioral optometrist, eric dwyer: Computer vision syndrome is a condition characterized by ocular pain, redness and inability to focus after less than 2 hours of computer work. I ran a search on Medline and did not come up with any useful articles. Virtually nothing has been written about...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Computer Vision Syndrome, computer vision syndrome, dr werner
computer vision syndrome, dr werner, artificial tears: Dear Mr Ootchay, Kindly look in the following link which gives you tips on how to avoid Computer Vision Syndrome http://www.shroffeye.org/computer-vision-syndrome.htm Hope this helps, Warm regards, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH), FICS www.shroffeye.or...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Computer Vision Syndrome, computer vision syndrome, dr werner
computer vision syndrome, dr werner, refractive error: Many people with otherwise healthy eyes have less than perfect optics in the eye. this is called a refractive error because the eye does not refract the light correctly. There are four types of refractive errors, nearsightedness, farsightedness, presbyopia...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Computer Vision Syndrome, computer vision syndrome, e mail address
computer vision syndrome, e mail address, eric dwyer: Eric, Definitely get evaluated by a behvioral optometrist -- too bad someone did not suggest this a long time ago as it probably would have saved you a lot of grief. To find one near you, go to www.oep.org If you want to e-mail me the names of the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Concerned, migraine headaches, cat scan
migraine headaches, cat scan, blood work: Hi Brandy, Vision headaches are usually not painful and do not cause nausea. I really can not give you much more information that that. As far as the iris changing color, I have not seen a similar symptom in my 20 years of practice. It sounds like migraine...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cone dystrophy, carlsons fish oil, nutritional protocol
carlsons fish oil, nutritional protocol, marc grossman: Ryan, Below are my recommendations: Below is the recommended nutritional protocol: The goal of our protocol is to nourish the retina by strengthening the integrity of the blood vessels, delivering essential nutrients to the retinal cells, supporting...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Conflicting Dr opinions on Base Curve, topography maps, base curve
topography maps, base curve, lens specialist: Dear Beverly, The Base curves may change, yes. If you are so concerned about the base curves do a Topography assisted fit of lenses. Topography maps the corneal curvatures and assists in accurate contact lens fittings. Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH), FICS...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Conjunctival Hemorrhage, eye lids, rubbing my eyes
eye lids, rubbing my eyes, shroff: Dear Michele, This sounds like a sub conjunctival haemorrhage. This condition does not affect vision, but yes, when you look in the mirror it looks terrible if the spot is large. Sometimes it gets hidden under the eye lids and you do not even know you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Conjunctiveitus, infectious conjunctivitis, inflammation of the eye
infectious conjunctivitis, inflammation of the eye, mucus membrane: Pink eye is a nonmedical term that is commonly used for any condition that causes redness of the eye. Redness of the eye is usually a sign of inflammation and there are many conditions that can cause inflammation of the eye, some are quite serious, some are...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Conjunctivitis, eye uveitis, relentless pain
eye uveitis, relentless pain, 3 doctors: Pain is very unusual in conjunctivitis. Severe pain as you describe usually indicates either a corneal infection (keratitis) or an inflammation inside the fluids of the eye (uveitis) or a severe inflammation of the white of the eye (scleritis). If a treatment...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Considering Lasik, denali national park alaska, denali national park
denali national park alaska, denali national park, eye muscles: Dear George, At the age of 40 years, everyone starts having change in their optics due to an age related phenomenon. After 40 years, we all need to use reading glasses. In older people who have not had LASIK done and still need to use numbers for distant...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Consistency of Contacts, acuvue advance, lens fabrication
acuvue advance, lens fabrication, fabrication processes: Mike, With lens fabrication processes currently in place, what you are describing should happen very rarely. It sounds like it might be more your eyes than the lenses. I d recommend being fit into a new lens. If you want to stick with the same company...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Constant Red Eyes, acuvue oasys, allergic conjuctivitis
acuvue oasys, allergic conjuctivitis, red rim: Hi Erin, I cold write on novel on the causes of red eyes and contact lenses. The biggest culprits are the lens you are wearing, the solution you are using and you. The best way to solve the problem is regular visits to your Optometrist. It sounds like...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Base Curve, base curve, diagnostic lenses
base curve, diagnostic lenses, fuzzy vision: Hi Matt, First do not associate an increase in your prescription to the eyes getting worse . Eye disease and eye degenerations get worse and cause tremendous loss of vision. In answer to your question, a change in base curve can cause changes to the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Issues, corneal surface, first thing tomorrow
corneal surface, first thing tomorrow, ulcerations: Hello again, Without seeing you in person, I have no way of knowing exactly what your diagnosis is. However, if it is an irratation to the corneal, they often heal quickly in a matter of days when treated properly. The patient is often back in the contacts...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lens fitting and prescription, acuvue advance, acuvue 2
acuvue advance, acuvue 2, far vision: Hi Jim, I do not have access to your entire record so I can not be real specific. Yes, it may be possible for one s eyes to get better , meaning drop to a lower RX (there are many factors, the most common is age). Some Dr s will try the lower RX for awhile...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lens, constriction of the pupil, hub cap
constriction of the pupil, hub cap, proper solutions: Hi Cathryn, Your entire post is just to lengthy for me to address every question. Also as an Optometrist, I do not design or am not familiar with the actual designing of the contact. I can however address a few things. Most contacts have something called...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lense Misalignment, contact lens solution, soft contact lenses
contact lens solution, soft contact lenses, saline solution: Hi Zach, Your question just reached my email so I hope it is not too late to help. If a cl gets stuck up under the eyelid, the best thing to do is gently lift up the lid, look down and squirt a steady stream of saline solution, or contact lens solution if...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lense Prescription, contact lens prescription, reading the letters
contact lens prescription, reading the letters, eye chart: It is not possible to determine the vision from the glasses or contact lens prescription. In order to determine the vision, the vision must be measured by reading the letters on an eye chart. That usually requires a visit to the doctor. Elliot Werner, M.D...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lenses, acuvue advance contacts, unisol 4
acuvue advance contacts, unisol 4, optitian: Hello, Much depends on the lenses you are using. All of my patients who are highly allergic usually go into Ciba or Acuvue one day lenses. They are discarded daily and there is no need for solution. I have also had great success with the new Acuvue Advance...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lenses, winter thanks, shroff
winter thanks, shroff, urgent attention: Dear Dee, The change of 0.25 D is very minimal. You will not notice much of a difference. The +2.25 D is a stronger power than +2.00 D. Don t worry on this as it needs no urgent attention. Wear whichever contacts are comfortable for you on your holiday....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lenses, soft contact lenses, purevision
soft contact lenses, purevision, oasys: Hello Saad, First, please do not self treat when it comes to the eyes. If you have not had an eye exam in the last year do so immediately. Often signs can arise a Dr. can see in the microscope before they become a more serious problem. Also, disposable/replacable...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lenses for 20/20 vison, vison, dr mike
vison, dr mike, eye color: Hi Omar, You can have 20/20 vision and still need a prescription. This is common in patients who are farsighted. Also, several companies make cosmetic/color enhancing lenses. These types of lenses are used to change or enhance the eye color. I have ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lenses, wearing contact lenses, matter what type
wearing contact lenses, matter what type, dr mike: Drops are not necessary for a contact lense evalutaion. I generally do not usflourescein unless I am concerned about dryness or low tear production. If you are allergic to solutions, the daily wear disposable are you best option. However, most of them...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lenses, undesired results, dr mike
undesired results, dr mike, desired results: Hello, All I can comment on is the strength of your son s Rx. He is very farsighted and does indeed have a difficult eye to fit. Often the Dr can only trial fit the lens to evaluate the results. While there is not a big difference between the 7.5 & the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lenses, lens specialist, lens problems
lens specialist, lens problems, shroff: Dear Arjun, LASIK has a lot to be checked into before you leap into it. The laser technology has changed over years and hence it is important to know what technology, expertise and other aspects involved in success of the treatment are. As the information...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lenses, frequency 55 toric lenses, lens rx
frequency 55 toric lenses, lens rx, first hope: If you are ordering contacts, you need a valid prescription for contacts. You can not convert a simple glasses prescription into a contact lens RX. It sounds like you are trying to take your glasses prescription and order lenses from it. Please, get a thorough...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lenses, eye physiology, acuvue advance
eye physiology, acuvue advance, diagnostic lenses: Hi Jack, No, there really is no minimum Rx. Currently, contacts are available in almost every prescription with the exception of bifocal lenses and very low astigmatism corrections. The thing with contacts is the vision is not only dependent on the prescription...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lenses, allergic conjunctivitis, initial diagnosis
allergic conjunctivitis, initial diagnosis, patanol: Normally, a contact lens related conjunctivitis will get better when you discontinue the contact lenses. Most forms of allergic conjunctivitis resppond fairly well to Patanol. the fact that you are no better despite not wearing your lenses and using Patanol...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lenses Irritation, recurrent inflammation, eye inflammation
recurrent inflammation, eye inflammation, exact diagnosis: Recurrent inflammation in a contact lens wearer often presents difficulties in diagnosis. First you doctor must be sure you do not have a condition called giant papillary conjunctivitis (GPC). If you have GPC this requires treatment and usually prevents...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lenses Irritation, trial lenses, disposable lenses
trial lenses, disposable lenses, opthamologist: Hi, If you are not wearing disposable lenses, it may be the main cause of your problem. An allergy is more common with the care solutions moreso than the lenses. My best advise is to see another Dr who can give you disposable trial lenses as an option....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Lenses, knee jerk reflex, reflex action
knee jerk reflex, reflex action, artificial tears: Hi, In my 20 years of practice I have had only a few patients unable to put lenses in. It is more of a phobia than any normal body reaction. Unfortunately, contact lens training is not something I can write about, it is a hands on experience. One thing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lens base curve, contact lens prescription, base curve
contact lens prescription, base curve, opthamologist: Hi, I know I already sent a reply, but in case it did not get through to you. Yes there is a difference if you are talking about the same brand of lense. A 8.4 in one brand however, may fit similar to an 8.7 in another. Usually the flatter curve is the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lens care, contact lens care, aetiology
contact lens care, aetiology, care patients: Hi Derek, There have been books written on this subject & I don t think I can do it justice here. Dryness and discomfort mean a variety of things to different patients. There can be a variety of reasons for the discomfort. In my experience it usually is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lens discomfort with one eye, free lubricant, wearing contact lenses
free lubricant, wearing contact lenses, lens discomfort: Dear Jana, From your history it seems to be a contact lens allergy which may be aggravated by wearing contact lenses on the computer, so avoid that. Try minimizing the use of contact lenses in general to begin with and try daily disposables if you haven...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lens/eyeglass prescriptions, contact lens prescription, lens prescriptions
contact lens prescription, lens prescriptions, ophtalmologist: Hello, I already had sent a lenghty reply to this question several days ago. To summarize, neovascularization is any form is bad news. The new high oxygen permeable lenses like Oasys & Purevision are becoming the standard of care used by most Drs. As...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lens in the long run, laser correction, refractive error
laser correction, refractive error, proper precautions: In general, if a person is comfortable with contact lenses and has no complaints there is no specific contraindication to using the lenses daily -- provided proper precautions are taken. However, you must understand that the cornea (front part of the eye)...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lens in the long run, acuvue advance toric, lack of oxygen
acuvue advance toric, lack of oxygen, lens problems: Without seeing exactly what your Dr. saw, I can not give you a specific answer. But in general most serious contact lens problems are caused by over-wear and lack of oxygen. WIthout oxygen, blood vessels will grow into the cornea and this poses a serious...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lens for PK Eye, toric lens, wills eye
toric lens, wills eye, major axis: Hello M Biggs, I rarely fit people with a PK having been done. I would recommend that you contact an eye doctor who fits contact lenses at a major center like the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals in Cleveland, Wills Eye, etc. They usually have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lens use, focus progressives, disposable lenses
focus progressives, disposable lenses, free solution: Hi Bill, I do not use the Focus Progressives in my office, but do use a few other Ciba lenses. Most Ciba 2 week lenses can be worn between 2-3 weeks safely. This translates into 14-21 wearing days. So if you wear them 3 days a week, a pair of contacts...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lens wearing time, eyedrop, lens material
eyedrop, lens material, eye doctor: Hi Ahmed, The lenses are probably getting dry so your eyes are getting red by the end of your day. You should either use a rewetting eyedrop or wear them fewer hours. If the red eyes and dryness continue, you could ask your eye doctor if a deifferent...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lens, cylinder axis, refractive index of air
cylinder axis, refractive index of air, lens specialist: Dear Neha, Yes, the power of contact lenses and spectacles tends to be different (contacts less than specs) because the lenses sit directly on the corneal surface and between specs and cornea there is refractive index of air to be considered as well. This...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lense prescription, eyestrain, contact lense
eyestrain, contact lense, left eye: Hi Jason, Contact lenses can be tricky, because often blurred or uncomfortable vision may be the fit or brand of the lenses and not the actual prescription. But, if the Rx is too strong, the symptoms are usually unusual eyestrain in the eye with prolong...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lense questions, freshlook colorblends contacts, wearing contact lenses
freshlook colorblends contacts, wearing contact lenses, color contact lenses: Hi Adaire, There is more to an eye exam than 20/20 vision. What is your Glaucoma pressure? DO you have any optic nerve changes that may indicate a problem? I just want to stress how important it is not to self diagnos. As far as contacts, here in the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lense stuck behind eye, upper lid, eyelids
upper lid, eyelids, eyeball: Hi Randall, The lens can lodge underneath the eyelids (top or bottom). They usually drift back under the upper lid. The skin that covers the eye called the conjuctiva loops back under the on the inside surface of the eyelid and does not allow object to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lense, bifocal contact lenses, base curve
bifocal contact lenses, base curve, office stock: Hi, The only question I see above is related to the base curve difference between 8.5 & 8.8. Generally, but not always, the 8.8 may give a little looser fit, not tighter. Often both may fit exactly. Much depends on the the Dr s measurements of the eye....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lenses, base curve, bausch lomb
base curve, bausch lomb, falling to the bottom: Hello, The base curve is the curvature of the surface of the contact lens. It is only one of many measurements we use to fit the lenses. All the parameters used to fit a lens are important. The power numbers are usually the most important with regard...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lenses, cleaning routine, disposable lenses
cleaning routine, disposable lenses, dear bill: Dear Bill, If you are diligently following the cleaning routine, topping the lens case or changing the solution daily, you can push it to about 3 weeks. What you have to check for is that they do not change shape and show any wear and tear, sting or poke...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lenses, lens intolerance, eye examination
lens intolerance, eye examination, visine: Dear Grace, This seems to be a case of contact lens intolerance, even if happening in one eye. You can send us your last eye report or better to see an eye doctor as the redness could also be underlying chronic allergy, or infection. You can send us your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lenses after Detached Retina, scleral buckle, detached retina
scleral buckle, detached retina, gas permeable contact lenses: I would think when the gas is completely absorbed, the retina is well healed and in place and the swelling and redness of the conjunctiva on the surface of the eye is gone, it would be safe to wear contacts. The time that this takes will vary from patient...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lenses/eye glass prescription question, eyeglass prescription, eye glass
eyeglass prescription, eye glass, eye exam: Starting about -4.00 the prescription in your glasses and contacts might not be the same. The stronger your glasses the bigger the difference. It is not out of the question for the contacts to not be the same but I would ask if both eyes could use the lower...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lenses prescriptions., ophtalmologist, mail order
ophtalmologist, mail order, toric contacts: I do not fit contact lenses so I am no expert. I do, however, wear toric lenses myself and I have learned that the fit is critical. My advice would be to see someone who does a lot of contact lens fitting and get the lenses from their office so that you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lenses tearing often, cold temperatures, mail order
cold temperatures, mail order, optometrist: Much depends on where your lenses come from. Mail order/Internet order lenses may be exposed to extremely hot or cold temperatures during mailing. This will affect the structure of the lenses. Also look into where you are storing your lenses at home and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact lenses, handsworth birmingham, coloured lenses
handsworth birmingham, coloured lenses, colored lenses: Hello, The only thing I can say is most colored lenses only come in one size & one fit. The lenses do not fit everyone, so even though a patient might want to change their eye color the lenses may not fit. This is a very , very common problem. Also the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact question, contact lens care, fish section
contact lens care, fish section, shroff: Dear Tricia, Thank you for your query. It s nice to meet another expert of this forum. The contacts if fitting well will take about a week or 10 days to get adjusted to. Yes, the film one gets on the lens which goes away when you blink is the natural...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact RX, eye doctor, disposables
eye doctor, disposables, eye health: Hi Donald, I often write Rx s for different brands of contacts for my patients. I do this only after I have verified the fit and over all eye health with both types of lenses. An example would be someone who wanted one day disposables for a vacation (so...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contact Solution, saline solution, aosept
saline solution, aosept, disinfection: Hi, Solutions play a HUGE factor in contact lens comfort and brands do make a difference. The main symptom is dryness or irratation in the early afternoon. While it may be your own eyes are dry or the contacts themselves, often the solution is the culprit....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contacts, left nostril, infected pussy
left nostril, infected pussy, dish soap: Hi Adria, When a contact lens bothers you right away upon putting it in your eye, there has to be something wrong with the lens, something on the lens, a reaction to solution on the lens, or something wrong with your eye. Your eye doctor will have to...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contacts, consecutive weeks, consecutive days
consecutive weeks, consecutive days, microscope: Hi, You can only really evaluate the condition of the lenses by having your Dr. check them in the microscope. Most patients may wear the lenses 14 times and not 14 consecutive days. I usually recommend disgarding them after 30 days regardless. Dr. Wojcia...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contacts, contactlens, eye sight
contactlens, eye sight, eye conditions: Dear Humza, Your parents are speaking from others experience. Contacts can be your best friend or worst enemy depending on your eye conditions and how carefully you use them. Do visit our website www.shroffeye.org for tips for correct contactlens use. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contacts again, multifocal contacts, fish bowl
multifocal contacts, fish bowl, left eye: Dear Trish, Thank you for your kind words, I am glad to be of help. The dominance has nothing to do with the power that you have as stronger or lesser . The dominance has to do with when both eyes are checked visually even with the numbers needed for...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contacts And Cataracts, cataracts, astigmatism
cataracts, astigmatism, eye doctor: There are many different types of contacts available to correct astigmatism. I wear them myself. Wearing contacts will have no effect on your cataracts. If you want contacts, there is no reason not to wear them. Just make sure you see a good doctor who...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contacts Question, eye diseases, lens companies
eye diseases, lens companies, major trouble: Dear Stephanie, No matter how much the contact lens companies try and sell better and more longer wear contact lenses, my personal opinion is to never leave them on overnight. Yes, there are more chances of infection, trauma or intolerance when you use...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contacts Question, eye diseases, waking hours
eye diseases, waking hours, large group: Hi Stephanie, I am not sure about the number, 10X , but sleeping in contacts definitely increases the risk of eye issues compared to wearing them during waking hours only. Most studies are based on a large group of people and certain factors are averaged....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contacts Rx versus Glasses Rx, acuvue oasys, acuvue 2 contacts
acuvue oasys, acuvue 2 contacts, lens rx: Base curves are unique to each lens and different brands of lenses can not be compared. An 8.7 Acuvue 2 is actually very comparable to a 8.4 Oasys in fit characteristics, but the two can not be interchanged. The Oasys is a much healthier lens on the eye....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Contacts, left nostril, infected pussy
left nostril, infected pussy, dish soap: Sound like you May have a viral infection or some sort of damage to your cornea. Impossible to tell without seing you, but your symptoms suggest it. I strongly advise you see your Optometrist ASAP; and definitely do not put your lenses back in. Almost...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Convergence Excess, vision therapy, reading glasses
vision therapy, reading glasses, bifocals: Hi Deborah, I have worked with vision therapy for about 12 years. I have pretty good luck treating convergence excess with a home, computerized vision therapy system. It is done for about 20 minutes per day, five days per week and takes about 6 to 8...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Conversion of Perscription into 20/20 Terms, visual acuity, eyeglass prescription
visual acuity, eyeglass prescription, refractive error: It doesn t transfer because you re talking about two different measurements that measure different things. The visual acuity expressed in 20/20 terms is determined by the letters you can read on the eye chart. The refractive error is a measurement of the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cornea scratch or foreign object behind lid?, upper lid, body material
upper lid, body material, eye ball: Darren, I couldn t comment on what might be your diagnosis without examining you. I know forein body material can definitely get stuck behind your upper lid and be difficult to remove without professional help. To answer your last question, it could actually...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cornea scratch, corneal abrasions, conjunctiva
corneal abrasions, conjunctiva, shroff: Dear Kara, Corneal abrasions are quite painful. The bubble if in the conjunctiva will heal with the medications your doctor has prescribed. If the bubble is in the cornea, it will be extremely painful. If you are not yet better, it would be wise to go...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Corneal Ulcers and Contac Lenses, corneal ulcers, acne medication
corneal ulcers, acne medication, corneal infections: Corneal ulcers are potential dangerous as some corneal infections can result in loss of sight due to scarring even if the ulcer is cured . Therefore, it would be best to avoid using contact lenses till the side effects of Accutane have completely gone....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Corneal Ulcers and Contac Lenses, corneal ulcers, acne medication
corneal ulcers, acne medication, corneal infections: Corneal ulcers are potential dangerous as some corneal infections can result in loss of sight due to scarring even if the ulcer is cured . Therefore, it would be best to avoid using contact lenses till the side effects of Accutane have completely gone....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Corneal wrinkle, laser eye surgery, exact diagnosis
laser eye surgery, exact diagnosis, corneal surgeon: Dear Mandy, It would be best to visit a corneal surgeon who can give you an exact diagnosis and treat this since if the wrinkle is in the cornea, it is not going to go away on its own. Let us know what the doctor says (exact eye report)and we can guide...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Correct my vision, eye exercises, developmental vision
eye exercises, developmental vision, muscle imbalance: Hi, Vision exercises do work if there is a muscle imbalance or focusing issue. If you are simply nearsighted/myopic, based on the size or shape of your eye, exercises will not do a thing. Most visual exercises are designed to help muscle imbalance, focusing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Correct my vision, natural vision improvement, improving eyesight
natural vision improvement, improving eyesight, bates method: Hello Todd, The excellent Aldous Huxley book does give detailed examples of the 5 main eye-exercises you are supposed to do, plus the reasons as to why they work - Janet Goodrich in her books also demonstrates various eye-relaxation techniques with added...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Correcting short sight, rainbow patterns, bates method
rainbow patterns, bates method, eye exercises: You are quite right about not going for laser surgery. If you look under Google for personal accounts of problems incurred after laser surgery you ll find many examples. Here s one website among the 1000s available:- http://www.lasikmemorial.com/Home.htm#...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: CRVO, central retinal vein occlusion, retinal vein occlusion
central retinal vein occlusion, retinal vein occlusion, eye doc: CRVO occurs, mostly in patients with diabetes and/or hypertension. Laser treatment is indicated in certain instances to minimize visual loss (you need to consult your ophthalmologist regarding this). Regarding prevention, the only thing that can be done is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cross/lazy eye, pediatric ophthalmologist, faao
pediatric ophthalmologist, faao, alpar: Jamie, Surgery can probably correct the problem unless the crossing is due to a paralysed muscle. You should see a pediatric ophthalmologist. They are the best trained to deal with crossed eyes, either in children or adults. IMHO Andrew J. Alpar,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cyber Sick?, florescent lights, physiology class
florescent lights, physiology class, computer glasses: Karl, Unfortunately I don t have any experience with type of condition. Everything we see is interpreted/processed by our brains. I remember a fellow student in my undergrad physiology class would have seizures when the professor would show graphic/gorey...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cycloplegic(wet)refrection, accurate measurement, refractive error
accurate measurement, refractive error, refraction: A cycloplegic or objective refraction is considered a more accurate measurement of a patients s full refractive error. A manifest or subjective refraction is usually done to find out what glasses the patient will be most satisfied with. Since no person and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Cyst in eye, national library of medicine, soriatane
national library of medicine, soriatane, dermotologist: Soriatane has been associated with side effects affecting the eyes, but not cysts to the best of my knowledge. Here is a site from the National Library of Medicine on this drug. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/uspdi/203365.html Elliot Werner,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: calcium deposits in optic nerve, optic nerve head, calcium deposits
optic nerve head, calcium deposits, abnormal protein: I m not sure. The only condition I am aware of with calcium deposits in the optic nerve is optic nerve head drusen. This is a condition where there is a deposition of abnormal protein called amyloid in the optic nerve. It rarely causes any problem with...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: What is this called?, pigmentary glaucoma, congenital cataracts
pigmentary glaucoma, congenital cataracts, retinal detachment: Weak retina can be due to a greater traction or pull of the vitreous on the retina which may cause it to tear. In addition, areas of thinning of the retina - called lattice degeneration make the retina more likely to tear at these points. Regular evaluation...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: i cant see red, color vision, dr mike
color vision, dr mike, optometrist: Hi Niki, Although color deficiency is very, very uncommon in woman, it is possible. Usually most color problems are in the red/green range. What I would strongly recommend is a exam with your Optometrist. Mention the issue and have them check your color...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cant see red, contrast sensitivity, color vision
contrast sensitivity, color vision, red square: That is a rather unusual symptom and does not suggest an obvious diagnosis. You would need a complete ophthalmological examination including color vision testing, visual field testing and contrast sensitivity testing to find out the nature of your visual...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract caused from head trauma, multifocal implants, traumatic cataracts
multifocal implants, traumatic cataracts, skull fracture: Dear Judith, Unfortunately, one cannot be certain as to why the cataract develops. There could be possibilities suich as age or trauma in your case, but again, there is no test to find out the exact reason. One does not even waste time in doing so, because...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract IOL surgery complications, vitreous detachment, corneal edema
vitreous detachment, corneal edema, silicone oil: Dear Ms Nole, There could be many reasons for decreased vision in your case. One you should check whether your intra ocular pressure is under control. Also, if there is any corneal edema, then the vision will be poor. Since you had history of retinal problems...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract after lasik, cataract and refractive surgery, lasik patients
cataract and refractive surgery, lasik patients, cataract surgery: It is not unusual for the refraction to shift after cataract surgery in previous lasik patients. Assuming your doctor is experienced with cataract and refractive surgery, I would follow his advice. If you are concerned, it is always wise to seek a second...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract on a newborn, general anaesthesia, lens implant
general anaesthesia, lens implant, shroff: Dear Jennifer, We usually wait till about 6 weeks, as the child has to be fit for general anaesthesia. The 3 weeks does not make much difference in terms of the cataract but may make a difference in the stress of the surgery that the baby can undertake....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract and pupil eye size, eye pupil, pupil size
eye pupil, pupil size, cataract surgery: Yes, it is possible to implant a lens. There are two possible procedures depending on the state of the eye and what else is wrong. One can place an anterior chamber lens or one can use a sutured posterior chamber lens. The answer to the second question...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract removal, dry macular degeneration, cataract removal
dry macular degeneration, cataract removal, cataract operations: Whether or not cataract surgery make macular degeneration worse is controversial and we don t have the complete answer. It seems to occur in some patients, but on the other hand the natural history of macular degeneration is to get worse over time, so it...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract surgery, multifocal lenses, cataract surgery
multifocal lenses, cataract surgery, crystal lens: The advantage of the fixed focal is that it is a tried and true technology with a long track record of success and generally gives excellent results in almost all patients. The major disadvantage is that you generally need glasses for reading and close work....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract surgery, detached retina, cataract surgery
detached retina, cataract surgery, urgency: It is difficult to answer without actually examining you, but tin general the time to have a cataract removed is when it interferes with your best potential vision in the eye to a degree that bothers you or interferes with your normal activities. Elliot Werner,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract surgery, cataract surgery, progressive lens
cataract surgery, progressive lens, visual difficulties: Only some disastrous complication during surgery would prevent inserting a lens implant. This is very rare and would not be related to either your age or nearsightedness. If you are having significant visual difficulties as a result of your cataracts, there...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract surgery and high miopia, multifocal implants, cataract surgery
multifocal implants, cataract surgery, lens implants: Dear Anna, Now with cataract surgery we can also remove numbers and treat the myopia. The lens implants come in two types:- monofocal where near glasses will definitely be needd or multi where near and far vision is taken care of. You can discuss this...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract surgery, cataract surgery, high blood pressure
cataract surgery, high blood pressure, ophthalmologist: Different doctors will have different protocols depending on the surgical technique they use and the type of anesthesia they use. I really cannot answer this question. You would need to ask your ophthalmologist what you should do. Elliot Werner, M.D...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract sx, natural lens, reading glasses
natural lens, reading glasses, lens implant: Dear Isa, Thank you for your query. The longer one waits for the cataract, the more mature and hard it may become which makes the surgery more difficult and with higher risks as opposed to treating itin early stages when it starts to interfere with your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataract, cataract operation, corneal edema
cataract operation, corneal edema, nerve problem: There are two different symptoms that your mother is presenting with : a) Something in her eye : This could be due to dry eyes, presence of discharge or sutures following her cataract surgery. Dry eye is common at her age and artificial tear supplements...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataracts, blood sugars, bright sunlight
blood sugars, bright sunlight, dr werner: If you smoke, stop. Avoid direct exposure to bright sunlight. Wear a hat with a brim and good sunglasses when outdoors. If you have diabetes, make sure you control your blood sugars and watch your diet. Those are the only things where there is evidence that...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataracts, cataract surgery, anticoagulant effect
cataract surgery, anticoagulant effect, rare side effect: Dear Mark, This is clopidofrel, which has an anticoagulant effect. It has a role only on the blood, the cataract does not get worsened due its intake. However, it has to be stopped for a 2-3 weeks before the cataract surgery, so consult with your eye surgeon...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataracts - comments and questions, causes of cataracts, cataract surgery
causes of cataracts, cataract surgery, ophthamologist: There are a number of different techniques for performing cataract surgery. Each surgeon has his or her own preferred method. Most ophthalmologists will (or should) discuss with you the technique to be used and most of us have little booklets or pamphlets...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cataracts, cataract surgery, oncoming traffic
cataract surgery, oncoming traffic, cataracts: No, nine months is not too short. Many cataracts can advance significantly in a few months. Glare and difficulty with night driving are some of the most common problems people with cataracts encounter. If your problem is due to cataract, lenses will probably...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: central serous retinopathy, central serous retinopathy, clinical efficiency
central serous retinopathy, clinical efficiency, dr werner: There are a few small pilot studies that seem to show fairly good results in somewhat more than half of treated patients with PDT in central serous retinopathy. None of the studies is large and none is controlled, so the evidence is very questionable at this...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: central serrous retinopathy, posterior vitreous detachment, eye dr
posterior vitreous detachment, eye dr, good starting point: If the floater is from the vitreous and you get a posterior vitreous detachment, the flashing will stop. If not it will not. The floater may or may not go away. You can always get a second opinion. There is nothing you can do to stop vitreous changes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: ( Can certain vitamins harm cataracts), intraocular lens implantation, foods that contain vitamin c
intraocular lens implantation, foods that contain vitamin c, well balanced diet: It is uncommon to have cataracts at 25 years of age. However, it is unlikely that there is a direct cause and effect relationship between your cataracts and vitamin usage. Provided you do not overuse or use extremely high doses of vitamins, it is unlikely...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: can change of spectacles base curve creat pain in an eye?, base curve, old glasses
base curve, old glasses, continual pain: Hello, Base curve can, but rarely does cause vision issues. The most common sypmtom in my experience is fatigue or eyestrain. Also, if the base curve was off, it may cause issues in both, and not just one eye. Just a few things to note. Does the pain...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: change in vision - just fatigue?, computer vision syndrome, check ups
computer vision syndrome, check ups, violet patch: Dear Melinda, It is best to see a optometrist when the symptoms are present as an additional check. The reason I suggest this is because of the couple of bouts of grainy vision that you are bothered about. It could be normal due to some floaters which...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: change in vision - just fatigue?, check ups, violet patch
check ups, violet patch, bubble sort: Hi Melinda, I wold never venture to diagnose complicated visual issues in this type of forum. It is impossible to be accurate without seeing the patient in person. I can say this, fatigue will cause fluctuations in the focusing where objects are a bit...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: change in vision, retinal detachment, optic nerve
retinal detachment, optic nerve, retinal tear: The eye is filled with a clear gel like substance called the vitreous . As we age this vitreous undergoes certain normal physical changes. These physical changes make the vitreous more liquid and also result in the formation of protien deposits which float...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: changing prescription, thyroid conditions, eye dr
thyroid conditions, eye dr, driving at night: Changes in your prescriptions will have nothing to do with whether you wear glasses more or less often. Your eyes will change no matter what. However, at 38 it can happen, but it is uncommon for patients to develop a nearsighted prescription that changes....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: charge for writing perscription for glasses?, consultation services, shroff
consultation services, shroff, ophth: Dear Judye, You will have to check with someone else who visits the same clinic, as in private everyone has different packages available. In our clinic, we do not charge for the prescription separately as yes, we include that as part of our consultation services....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: child eye inujury (not corneal abrasion), corneal abrasion, marc grossman
corneal abrasion, marc grossman, optic nerve: Erin, There is no way for me to know the answer to your questions without seeing her. You should definitely take her to see an ophthalmologist, then if you like, get back to me with the results and I may have some suggestions for you. Take care, Marc...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: child eye problem...while in Italy, south italy, italian word
south italy, italian word, eye problem: I cannot say whether or not there is a disease to be treated without examining the patient. Esophoria typically does not need treatment. Atropine is a standard option for treating lazy eye - the atropine is put in the good eye to blur it and force use of the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My childs IOL, cataract surgery, lens implant
cataract surgery, lens implant, emergency surgery: It would be unusual but not unheard of for a lens implant to dislocate forward in front of the iris. Dislocation of the implant is an occasional complication of cataract surgery, but most of the time they dislocate backwards onto the retina. I cannot tell...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: clear bubble on eye, conjunctival cyst, eyeball
conjunctival cyst, eyeball, photo: Karen, Sounds like a conjunctival cyst but without a photo or exam, I m just guessing. You didn t ask a question so I m not sure what more you might want to know. Don t try to pop it yourself. Won t work and will probably hurt quite a bit. Take care...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: clear bubble in my sclera, sclera, shroff
sclera, shroff, ophth: Dear Ricky, This is common in allergioes. Rule that out, use local anti allergy eye drops available at the chemist (over the counter and also some oral anti allergy or cold medictaion. This should work, Best regards, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH), FICS...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: another clear bubble, exact diagnosis, chemosis
exact diagnosis, chemosis, hay fever: It is impossible for me to answer your question without actually examining you. The clear bubble you describe could be any of a number of things, most likely is either a cyst of the conjunctiva or edema of the conjunctiva, technical term chemosis. Why...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: coloboma, spec rx, optic nerve
spec rx, optic nerve, amblyopia: James, Without knowing how far your sons eye turns, and how strong the weak Spec Rx is, most of what I say may or may not be entirely correct and I d encourage you to write down any ? you may have and take them with you to the doctor. First lets discuss...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: color blindness question, colour blindness, demo tests
colour blindness, demo tests, color blindness: Dear Jeff, I completely understand your frustration. Ishihara s charts are over 18 plates. Is it possible for you to tell me exactly what you are able to see and not see in each plate? especially over this website. Obviously the internet cannot replace...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: color blindness, color blindness, color blind
color blindness, color blind, koos: Hi Leah, My oldest son is also color blind . He has trouble seeing green, and any color that has green in it. There is really no need for further testing because there is no treatment for it. Your son will learn to cope and will not really have a problem...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: colored contacts, colored contacts, colored lenses
colored contacts, colored lenses, optometrist: Hello Juju, There are only a few manufacturers that make colored contacts. If your optometrist handles only the Fresh Look ones, then they are available only in one size, if you order the disposable ones. It is still very important that your doctor...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: colored spots, symptoms of migraine headaches, eye exam
symptoms of migraine headaches, eye exam, migraine: Hi Tina, First, I would strongly recommend you schedule your daughter a complete eye exam to rule out any issues which need to be seen in person by a doctor. The symptoms your daughter has are very similar to the symptoms of migraine headaches. The lights...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Do we see the same colour as each other?, colour vision defects, colour blindness
colour vision defects, colour blindness, patology: Dear Rambo, Only colour vision defects see colurs differently. There may be temporary episodes like with migraine etc wherein colours may be brighter or a glare or white light effect may be experienced. Typically after cataract for some time, patients describe...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Do we see the same colour as each other?, light perception, colors of light
light perception, colors of light, function of the brain: Color is a property of light. Perception of color is a function of the brain. Physiologically various colors of light have the same response in the brain and visual system. In other words every normal person s eyes and brain respond to red light, for example,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: coloured patches to the white of the eye, nevus of ota, gall badder
nevus of ota, gall badder, ocular melanosis: I read your feedback comment. Ocular melanosis is a fairly common condition where there is congenital (born with) areas of pigmentation on the eye and often the skin around the eye. this is called the Nevus of Ota. It is more common in Asians and Africans...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: complications after cataract surgery/IOL, silicone oil, buckle 3
silicone oil, buckle 3, cataract surgery: Certainly anyone with your history can expect a more marked degree of inflammation following cataract surgery as well as a prolonged recovery period. You are only one week post-operative, so it is a bit premature to start worrying. I cannot comment on your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: complications after cataract surgury, corneal topography, visual acuity
corneal topography, visual acuity, dortor: It is tough to answer this question without knowing a lot more about her situation. Most of the information needed to make a decision in such a case is highly technical. I would need to know her refraction (glasses measurement) both before and after the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: complications of herpes (disseminated), herpes in the eye, valtrex
herpes in the eye, valtrex, hsv 1: Dear David, Herpes in the eye can result in loss of vision. This needs urgent attention from an eye surgeon/doctor. Kindly immediately seek a consultation for the same. this is not to scare you, but it is always better to be safe than sorry. Hope...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cones, color vision tests, retinal photoreceptors
color vision tests, retinal photoreceptors, degenerative eye disease: The information you have provided is limited - therefore I will answer your question in general terms. 1) There are many conditions in which there is reduction or damage to the retinal cones. This can be due to inflammation, infection, phototoxicity, glaucoma,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: conjunctiva burning, punctum plugs, stomach inflammation
punctum plugs, stomach inflammation, dry eye syndrome: the following are my recommendations Essential: BioTears Gel Caps - Dry Eye Syndrome Very Important: Dry Eye Drop Homeopathic Formula for Women - Dry Eye Drop Homeopathic Formula for Women Very Important: VIVA-Drops (10ml - .33 oz. bottle) - VIVA-Eyedrops...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact discomfort/pressure, optometry school, different shape
optometry school, different shape, digital clock: Hi, In regards to part one, it is normal for one eye to have slightly better acuity than the other. Often however, the difference may be to great for the patient to tolerate. The best response I can give you (and it actually answers part 2) is ask to be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact glasses prescritions different, refractive index of air, docotr
refractive index of air, docotr, smae: Dear Amber, The prescription for glasses will be slightly more than that for contact lenses since the contacts sit directly on top of the eye and glasses are at a little distance. Hence the refractive index of air being considered between the eyes and glasses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lens axis, astigmatism correction, toric contact lens
astigmatism correction, toric contact lens, new lens: Hi, This refers to the direction of the Astigmatism correction inside the contact lens in degrees . 90 degrees is straight up and down vertical. I can not speak for the Dr s comments. It may take time to adjust to the new lens. I often give patients...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lens use and episcleritis, physical screening, systemic disease
physical screening, systemic disease, episcleritis: You should probably avoid contact lenses till the episcleritis settles down. Although it may not have a direct effect, it is generally better to allow the inflammation to settle down before starting to use contact lenses. Episcleritis may take several...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lense/eye glass prescription question, eyeglass prescription, faao
eyeglass prescription, faao, alpar: Allison, When you move the prescription from the eye (contacts) to a point in front of the eye (glasses), then the prescription needs to be modified. The higher the power, the more the difference in the two prescriptions. A rule of thumb is 0.25 dioptoers...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lense removal, gas permeable lenses, faao
gas permeable lenses, faao, alpar: Kay, There is no easiest and best way to remove contacts. What works for one person may not for another. With hard or gas permeable lenses, many people can stretch the skin around the eye and pop out the lenses. Others need to use a special suction...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lense, arms and legs, optometrist
arms and legs, optometrist, cornea: There are several contact lenses made currently that are approve for extended wear/overnight wear. You must however, be under the care of an Optometrist to make sure your eyes remain healthy. Secondly, there are many patients who cannot tolerate lenses in...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lenses, acuvue contacts, eye doctors
acuvue contacts, eye doctors, focus lenses: According to Acuvue and the FDA, the Acuvue lens can be worn overnight for up to 7 days. I think that you would find most eye doctors would not want you to sleep in them since better overnight lenses, like the Focus Night & Day lens, are now available....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lenses, left eye, 15 months
left eye, 15 months, contact lenses: Hi Akudo, Having one eye weaker than the other will not stop you from wearing contacts. The biggest factors are the overall health of your eyes, your prescription and the shape of your eye. There are many, many types of contacts available in almost every...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lenses, soft contact lenses, transparent lenses
soft contact lenses, transparent lenses, eye sight: Hi, Some of your numbers do not make sense to me and your question is really too long and involved to answer every point in great detail. But in summary... -Yes they make soft lenses for astigmatism and they are the recommended treatment. -No you can not...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lenses, acuvue lenses, ciba focus
acuvue lenses, ciba focus, acuvue advance: Hi, My advice is to try the new Acuvue Advance, they are not 1 days, but are the best lenses I have used in years. If your eyes are dry, your eyes are dry, lower or higher water content lenses will not make as much difference and the material the lenses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lenses, lens prescription, shroff
lens prescription, shroff, ophth: Dear Donna, Firstly your lens prescription will always be different from your spectacle prescription, since the lenses are sitting right on top of the surface of the eye. The numbers if going higher will go from 2.25 to 2.50 to 2.75 etc. The jumps either...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lenses, ocular science, proprietary brand
ocular science, proprietary brand, biomedics 55: Hi, I do not know what you are refering to when you say proprietary brand . Biomedic 55 are one of the most frequently used lenses by Drs who know contacts. Acuvue markets the best, but in my opinion are not the best contacts. I have used the 55 lenses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lenses, corrective lenses, old fashion
corrective lenses, old fashion, license renewal: Paula, Yes there are cases where you might not be a good candidate for contact lenses, either soft or hard lenses. However, I would think/hope the Dr would be able to easily and plainly articulate to you why YOU are not a good candidate. However,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lenses, corneal ulcers, symptoms of allergies
corneal ulcers, symptoms of allergies, lens specialist: Dear Ajane, There is relevance, because what you describe when you ask if the lens is big means its not your fit. If this is not your fit, you cannot decide yourself which is the right fit. This has to be done with a contact lens specialist (an optician...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lenses and Liquids, saline solution, greenish glow
saline solution, greenish glow, forensic applications: Hi Sam, The only solution I can think of which I use is one called Flourescein. It comes on a strip of paper, which is wet with saline solution and then placed in the eye. It is not clear however, but an orange color. With a Cobalt Blue filtered light...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lenses problem, laser eye surgery, allergic conjunctivitis
laser eye surgery, allergic conjunctivitis, lens users: Dear Grace, Your condition is very typical of many contact lens users. After a couple of years the body tolerability to lenses reduces as it then starts recognizing the lenses as a piece of plasti. Once the acute alleric condition is treated you may...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lenses and reading glasses, contact lens fit, reading glasses
contact lens fit, reading glasses, dr hope: Hi Denise, Yes it is posible you may need reading help. But, there are so many things that could cause the problem: prescription, contact lens fit, corneal heatlh, weakening focusing to name a few. My advice is to see your Dr. before wearing any type of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: will contact lenses straighten my lazy eye?, eye exercises, muscle imbalance
eye exercises, muscle imbalance, lazy eye: Hi Lisa, There are many reasons for Amblyopia. Usually it is due to a very strong prescription or a muscle imbalance. Sometimes both. Certain types are corrected very well with glasses alone, some may need eye exercises to help stregthen the muscles. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact lenses, slit lamp microscope, acuvue lenses
slit lamp microscope, acuvue lenses, focus lenses: Yes, The original Acuvue lens is approved for up to one week of wear. But the lens design is almost 20 years old. I have never like the original Acuvue. Almost every single contact lens related emergency I have seen in the last 18 years has involved patients...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact ordering., base curve, toric lenses
base curve, toric lenses, shroff: Dear Sheryl, One cannot choose a base curve specific to your eyes all the time, as different companies will have different base curves, 8.6, 8.8 etc. Just check with an optometrist (its usually free advise) if its fine to oreder the same. I do not forsee...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact power intbetween available prescriptions, contact power, time hope
contact power, time hope, shroff: Jason, The lenses are tricky to order just by a formula unless an optician has given you a lens trial and seen what suits you most and what is best accepted. Most opticians do not charge for a lens trial if you order from them. It may help to visit one instead...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact prescription vs. glasses prescription, prescription number, contact lens
prescription number, contact lens, glasses: Hi Tiffany, The power portions of the prescription are sometimes different between glasses and contacts. For nearsighted patients like yourself the contact lens power is usually lower than the glasses power. The reason for this is the contacts are placed...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact problems, gas permeable contacts, distance vision
gas permeable contacts, distance vision, bifocal contacts: Both pairs were the exact same prescription when new (also, is the material the same, made from the same lab?) It is possible the older contact lenses changed in shape as they aged, so when you where them, the may hedge you a bit towards reading. I see this...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact rx not the same as glasses, werner, optics
werner, optics, glasses: In general, the prescription for contacts and glasses will look different on paper because the optics of the two systems is different and the manner of expressing the power of the correction is different. I cannot tell you if you should trust them since...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contact strength, pink eye, eye exam
pink eye, eye exam, contact lenses: Hi Cindy, If -13.00 is your Rx for glasses, the contact lenses, since they are directly on the eye, will usually have a lower Rx than glasses. You contact Rx may be somewhere between -11.00 and -12.00. If this is the case, there are several companies who...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contacts, gas permeable lenses, base curve
gas permeable lenses, base curve, diameter: Hi Don, From the numbers you have shown. If 8.30 is the base curve, 9.0 is the diameter and +.25 is the power. Then, yes you can make gas permeable lenses to these specs. The one thing you need to be aware of with gas permeable lenses is the material they...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contacts, lens exams, fresh pair
lens exams, fresh pair, eye exam: Hi Sara, There are so many reasons for blurred vision, I would not venture to guess what it could be. I will tell you it could range from a change in prescription to serious eye health problem. Most Optometrists recommend yearly contact lens exams. If...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contacts, dizziness and nausea, dana dana
dizziness and nausea, dana dana, base curve: Dana, A 1 diopter change (i.e. -7 to -6) is quite a large jump. Even if you see well with the -6 it may take a while to adjust to the changes. Also based on your age, it would be quite unusual to NOT need reading specs if you have had them in the past unless...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contacts for astigmatism, stable vision, exact percentage
stable vision, exact percentage, astigmatism: Hi Daniel, Tough to give an exact percentage, but I d say 50/50. The movement of the contacts on the eye may blur the finer areas of your vision. Your glasses will give you more stable vision for night driving & computer work type activities, but contacts...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: same contacts, different fits, relative humidity, dry eyes
relative humidity, dry eyes, ophthalmologist: Hi Robert, I have heard of this type of problem. Doctors usually give patients one to two weeks to adapt to contacts. Other patients make take longer. The first few weeks is like a honeymoon period when the lenses feel really good, then the dryness slowly...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contacts and eye glasses, visual acuity, eye glasses
visual acuity, eye glasses, shroff: Dear Charles, There are available contact lenses which are bi focal or verifocal which address both near and far needs. However, how much visual acuity or correction to see 20/20 for far and optimal reading can be achieved is individualistic and will...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contacts/glasses or lasik?, prescription dive mask, multifocal implants
prescription dive mask, multifocal implants, lens extraction: Dear George, At your age, one has to check not just the suitability of LASIK on your needs but also on your eye condition of your lens and retina etc. A LASIK expert will be able to help you with this. Contact lenses if suiting your eyes and lifestyle...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contacts and red eye, acuvue oasys, bloodshot eye
acuvue oasys, bloodshot eye, hydraclear: Hi Kristin, I would make an appointment to see your Dr. The redness may irratation from the solution, or it may be something more serious. I would not put the lenses back in until you check with your Dr. Ciba s Clear Care has replaced AOSept and is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contacts, laser eye surgery, lens specialist
laser eye surgery, lens specialist, optomotrist: Dear Debbie, For astigmatism, which is having a number in an axis, the fit of contact lenses has to be good. Toric lenses are usually used for this. Since getting daily or monthly disposables is difficult for such numbers one has to wear conventional lenses,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: continuous wear contacts, acuvue contacts, 1 day acuvue
acuvue contacts, 1 day acuvue, 30 day contacts: Extended wear contacts and sleeping in contact lenses are extremely dangerous and increase the risk of serious infections by a factor of 10. I never recommend extended wear lenses. Daily wear lenses that are removed and disinfected every night are quite...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: contra indications in glaucoma, open angle glaucoma, inhalent
open angle glaucoma, inhalent, eye pressure: Dear Srilal, You can safely use any bronchodilator (even a steroid, since these are mild like salmetrol)and as the effect is mostly on the respiratory system only and less systemic, ie it has not much effect on the eye pressure. However, if using strong...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cornea scratch, minor inflamation, optamologist
minor inflamation, optamologist, initial aim: Dear Mark, Corneal abrasions take time to recover fully. Since they are on the most innervated part of the eye, the eye experiences a lot of sensitivity and pain. We generally also give rest to the inner eye with Homide drops, as the inflammation can...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cornea transplant, lamellar keratoplasty, penetrating keratoplasty
lamellar keratoplasty, penetrating keratoplasty, cornea transplant: It depends on what is causing the swelling. The endothelial cells on the back surface of the cornea act like the windmills in Holland. Water is constantly leaking into the cornea and the endothelium pumps it back out. If the water leaks in faster than the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: corneal abrasion, corneal abrasion, eye doc
corneal abrasion, eye doc, ciloxan: Yes, there s a way to tell if there is a fungal infection or not. Go let an eye doctor take a look at it with a biomicroscope! If you feel it is improving that s always a good sign. I ve seen some pretty mild corneal issues take more than a week to heal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: corneal eye protection, eye shields, metal eye
eye shields, metal eye, mateen: Dear Dr Seiler, Please contact Mr Mateen Amin with your requirements. He is a consultant for such instruments and equipments and would be aware of the same. He may also be able to manufacture your requirements. You can give him my reference. mateen_amin@yahoo.com...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: corneal molding, corneal molding, soft spheres
corneal molding, soft spheres, soft lenses: Bob, Corneal distortion from contact lenses is vey common, more so with soft toric lenses than with soft spheres. The condition can last a few weeks to several months. Sometimes changing lens material and/or design allows the patient to rehabilitate the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: corneal ulcer both eye--corneal grafting in one eye, corneal ulcer, antibody test
corneal ulcer, antibody test, diabetologist: Dear Pakotecha, I have already answered your question earlier. Your mothers case is a complex one requiring different doctors to treat her together, especially her diabetologist and eye surgeon. Her eye surgeon should be informed regarding her current medication...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Getting correct prescription, prism 3, vision range
prism 3, vision range, vision test: Hi Laurie, Based on what you are telling me, you ve gotten a full eye exam & glasses. You ve been rechecked once by the Dr. and the prescription was remade. The glasses still do not work. I can not give you any specific information because I did not do...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: correcting astigmatism, rare instances, conventional lenses
rare instances, conventional lenses, prescription eye: Hi Paula, Without knowing your specifics (prescription, eye curvature, visual acuity etc) I can not answer this as well as I would like. In general, there are contacts out there for almost every prescription, high amounts of astigmatism included. What makes...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: any corrective procedures available now?, ocular albinism, congenital nystagmus
ocular albinism, congenital nystagmus, part of the retina: As you probably know ocular albinism is a genetic condition where the cells of the eye that normally produce pigment are unable to do so. At the present time there is no way to reverse this defect, although gene therapy and stem cell research may yield a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: cost of exam, eyeglass prescription, eye exams
eyeglass prescription, eye exams, contact lens: Usually, exam charges are based on the degree of complexity of decision making and the diagnosis. Since contact lenses involve much more complexity of decision making due to the knowledge the doctor must have of every area of contact lens related fitting problems...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: craniopharyngioma/optic nerve damage, optic nerve damage, nerve fibers
optic nerve damage, nerve fibers, visual field test: As you mentioned in your question, the optic nerve has been compressed by the tumour. This produces ischemic damage to the nerve fibers due to the compressive effect on the circulation of blood to the optic nerve. Generally, this type of damage is permanent...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: crazy conjunctivitis, opthalmologist, conjunctivitis
opthalmologist, conjunctivitis, inflammation of the skin: Conjunctivitis is any inflammation of the skin on the surface of the eye, the conjunctiva. Conjunctivitis can be due to an infection or the cause can be non-infectious such as allergy, injury etc. Conjunctivitis rarely affects vision permanently, although...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: crossed eyes, family optometrist, eye muscles
family optometrist, eye muscles, eye exercises: Dear Ms. Delozier, I am assuming that you damaged a nerve that controls one of your eye muscles when you ran into the desk corner. If you cannot use both eyes together, then a prism willl be of no help. Your optometrist may be trying to straighten your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: crossed eyes, family optometrist, strabismus surgery
family optometrist, strabismus surgery, self conscience: Prisms can be ground into glasses, but there is a slight decrease in vision (as you have described) and this depends on how much prism is used. It is a common procedure to divide the strength of the prism into both lenses. If you have a significant strabismus,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Daily vs mothly toric, generalization
generalization: Hi, Every brand of lens fits and feels differently regardless if they are daily, weekly or monthly. How long you wear you contact needs to be determined by your Dr on your follow up visits. Usually if the lenses are classified and monthly they can be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dark Spots on eyes, ocular melanosis, exact diagnosis
ocular melanosis, exact diagnosis, pencil eraser: The most likely explanation is a benign congenital condition called ocular melanosis. Of course, I cannot be sure of a diagnosis without examining you. I would suggest you see an ophthalmologist. If you can get your exact diagnosis, let me know and I can...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dark spots on eyes, bottom centre, piercing eyes
bottom centre, piercing eyes, shroff: Dear Heather, It seems a normal occurrence in the pigmentation of the eyes. However, if it is on your mind only a visit to an eye doctor would help yuo to be at peace. There is limited advise that one can give thru the net as we cannot examine her eyes....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: My Daughter (2 years of age), eye doctors, true numbers
eye doctors, true numbers, shroff: Dear Ms Jennifer, It would help to get the eyes checked after dilation ie homatropine eye drops called HA Flash. This will determine true numbers. It will need an ophthalmologists (eye doctors) opinion. Hope this helps, Dr Anand Shroff, MS (OPHTH),...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Daughter's eye injury, bump on the head, emergency attention
bump on the head, emergency attention, initial days: Dear Janet, Do not worry, any eye injury which needs emergency attention will give excruciating pain to your child. The black eye looks more dangerous than it is. However, it is best to show it once to a doctor to make sure there are no internal injuries....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Daughter's new glasses, adjustment period, astigmatism
adjustment period, astigmatism, glasses: Hi Cathy, It can usually take 10-14 days to get used to new glasses. It also is very common for children who do not want to wear their glasses to say the glasses make things worse. not having done your daughter s exam, I really can not get more specific...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dear Sir:I am a senior..., li qing, questionaire
li qing, questionaire, ophthalmologist: I suppose the idea of filling in the questionaire is to make you do enough research on the subject of your interest so that you can fill in the answers yourself. If you are truly interested in ophthalmology, you must read and research enough on the subject...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Depth Perception, alex dear, depth perception
alex dear, depth perception, refractive errors: Dear Alex, You will need to see an ophthalmologist to diagnose the reason as it could be anyhting from undercorrection or change in prescription to even a slight squint due to high degree of refractive errors in both eyes. Please follow up with an eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Depth Perception, depth perception problems, traumatic brain injury
depth perception problems, traumatic brain injury, vision rehab: Take him in for an evaluation. A general Optom or Ophth probably isn t going to have much to offer you. Perhaps a neuro ophthalmologist or a vision therapy/perception optometrist might be able to offer some insight. But in the absence of a disease process,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Detached Retina, hole in the retina, retina specialist
hole in the retina, retina specialist, detached retina: Before I answer your question, I would note that I do not know the exact level of visual acuity in both eyes and whether it has changed over the past year. Although there are situations where it may be be possible to determine why the vision in the left eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Detail work - reading etc., magnifying glasses, work reading
magnifying glasses, work reading, detail work: Here is your problem. In patients with keratoconus glasses have a limited use only in the starting stages of the disease. At some time in the process, rigid contact lenses need to be used to reduce the abnormally shapped cornea, providing the best possible...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Deterioration of Vision, eye diseases, eye exams
eye diseases, eye exams, generalizations: Hi Cheryl, Not everyone needs a new prescription every year. Plus, just because the Rx may change, does not mean the vision deteriorates . Eye diseases such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy cause the eye to deteriorate over time. This is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Diabetic Eye Sensitivity: Fluourescents and LCD, cold cathode, diabetic eye
cold cathode, diabetic eye, central vision: You ll have to consult with her optometrist on this one. He/She will know specifically the level on vision that your wife has and be able to answer your question completely. Your answer depends entirely on her level of central vision, peripheral vision and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Diagnoses, wet macular degeneration, maculae
wet macular degeneration, maculae, healthy diet: degeneratio maculae luteae senilis ...This most likely refers to dry macular degeneration. There is no treatment other than a healthy diet and follow-up for the unlikely development of wet macular degeneration. exotiopis mignopis (or maybe minoris)...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Diagnoses, age related macular degeneration, maculae
age related macular degeneration, maculae, wet type: degeneratio maculae luteae senilis is a term used to describe Age Related Macular Degeneration - ARMD. It is a aging change of the photoreceptors of the retina which results in gradual or sudden decrease in central vision. There are two types of ARMD...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Diagnoses, retina specialist, environmental risk factors
retina specialist, environmental risk factors, maculae: Macular degeneration is a degenerative condtion of the retina that generally affects older people and causes loss of central vision. It is thought that macular degeneration is mainly a genetic/hereditary condtion but there are some environmental risk factors,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dialate, eye increases, dialate
eye increases, dialate, sensitive layer: Hi Miquel, Dilation of the pupil is a special examination which enables your eye care professional to see more of your retina, the light-sensitive layer of tissue at the back of your eye. A prescription drop is inserted into the eye. The pupil in the eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Different contacts for computer work., monovision contacts, diagnostic lenses
monovision contacts, diagnostic lenses, enouth: Hi Bob, If you order -5.50 cls, you won t see a thing for distance. Most Drs, myself included, would never want to prescribe contacts for strict near work. Based on the info provided the following may be your options (let me add the near getting weaker...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Different prescriptions, wrong eye, prescription information
wrong eye, prescription information, x 90: Hello, Based on the information you provided, there is no way for me to answer your question with any reasonable accuracy. The only thing I can tell you based on the RX is the contact with the -1.25 reading should go in the eye which sees blurrier. As far...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Difficult recovery from vitrectomy, cataract formation, dissolvable sutures
cataract formation, dissolvable sutures, vitrectomy: Irritation by sutures can occur post operatively especially when they begin to dissolve and become loose. They should fall out by 4-5 weeks. If not, they can be removed by the surgeon -- provided the healing is adequate. Visual recovery can be variable...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Diplopia, lower blepharoplasty, eye muscles
lower blepharoplasty, eye muscles, function of the eye: I don t perform blepharoplasty so I am not an expert in this area and I am not very familiar with complications following blepharoplasty. My guess would be there is something interfering with the function of the eye muscles either as a result of the surgery...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Diseases of the eye, vitreous retina, heart stents
vitreous retina, heart stents, cateracts: Antioxidants do seem to benefit certain patients with macular degeneration. If you have cataracts, a successful cataract surgery will only improve your vision. I would suggest consultation with a retinal specialist. There are many qualified retina specialists...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Disinfectant, marc grossman, ciba vision
marc grossman, ciba vision, purpose disinfectant: It is best to follow-up the instructions given to you by your eye doctor, and only he/she can tell you if there is any problem since they are the ones checking your eyes. You should use a disinfectant solution, but what you can do is use a multi-purpose...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Disinfectant, hydrogen peroxide, aomeba
hydrogen peroxide, aomeba, ciba vision: Michael, The miraflow probably kills most bacteria and rubbing the lenses removes quite a few. NEVER EVER rinse the lenses with tap water. There is an aomeba that lives in tap water called acanthaomeba that can eat into your eye within a few hours. Tap...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Distance vision, exact diagnosis, eye md
exact diagnosis, eye md, distance vision: I cannot speculate on what your diagnosis might be without actually examining you. There are a huge number of conditions that could cause blurred distance vision, some are serious, some are not. Can you get an exact diagnosis from your eye MD and send it...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Distorted Vision, glaucoma test, stomach problem
glaucoma test, stomach problem, optomap: Dear Lynne, A retinal dialation will surely diagnose the problem. However, it still could be a harmless floater, even if the symptoms are different from earlier experience. Or the other possibility is a retinal bleed which may need to be lasered. Visit your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Distorted vision, neuro opthamologist, visual field test
neuro opthamologist, visual field test, ocular migraine: Ocular migraine typically produces visual symptoms that last between 15 and 60 minutes and resolve spontaneously. Your symptoms do not suggest anything specific to me. The next step, assuming the clinical examination of your eyes is normal, would be to have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dizziness Especially Using a Computer, intense headaches, lighting issues
intense headaches, lighting issues, severe headaches: Adam, Does your office have some type of occupational health advisor? They could evaluate your work area to see if the lighting might be a cause of your problems. Typically headaches with high intensity level 7 or more out of 10 aren t caused by glasses...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dizziness with glasses, visual clarity, new pair of glasses
visual clarity, new pair of glasses, optical center: Dear James, I do not know how to help you with this problem without examining your eyes to see if the strain that you complain of is actually due to change in a number or something else. However, you say that the change in prescription seems to have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dont want to be reliant on glasses, necessary increases, reading specs
necessary increases, reading specs, distance vision: Clive, You will have good days and bad days. Just like any other muscle in your body. Depending on how much sleep you got the night before or how much near point work you did the day before will influence how comfortable you are at near today. Full...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Double Visin after brain aneurysm surgery, brain aneurysm surgery, trochlear nerve
brain aneurysm surgery, trochlear nerve, eye orbit: If you have double vision that gets better when you tilt your head (as opposed to turning your head it is probably due to a weakness of your 4th cranial nerve. This is called the Trochlear nerve and controls one of your eye muscles called the Superior Oblique....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Double Vision, optic neuritis, peripheral neuropathy
optic neuritis, peripheral neuropathy, cat scan: Double vision is a common symptom of MS. The MRI is generally better at showing soft tissue anomalies in the brain than a CT scan. Probably the best thing for you is to see a neurologist or neuro-ophthalmologist rather than an ER doc or GP. Elliot Werner,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Double Vision, giant cell arteritis, prism lens
giant cell arteritis, prism lens, scotch tape: Dorothy, The two main causes of double vision in your age are diabetes and hypertension. Another possibility is thyroid disease. These symptoms usually last a few weeks. Prism may slow the natural resolution. I don t like to prescribe prism unless...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Double vision, giant cell arteritis, myasthenia gravis
giant cell arteritis, myasthenia gravis, prism glasses: When you wear the prisms, you have single vision without yourself having to do any compensation. When you take them off your vision may be initially worse because you had gotten use to the compensation the glasses were providing. The answer is simple. If you...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Double vision 3 days post-cataract surgery, cataract surgery, double vision
cataract surgery, double vision, werner: The answer to your question depends on the cause of the double vision and whether or not the double vision is seen in one eye or only with both eyes open. You ll need to find out from your doctor the reason for the double vision and let me know so I can give...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Double vision, prism glasses, eye muscles
prism glasses, eye muscles, thyroid disease: Dear Mrs.Wharton, If the double vision now comes and goes, your eye muscles could be improving. You could just wear the prism glasses when you have double vision and wear the regular ones when you do not. Sincerely, ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Drooping eye lid, drooping eye lid, nerve damage
drooping eye lid, nerve damage, hello doctor: Dear Tamara, Ptosis is a medical terminology for drooping lids, which you know you have. The important thing is to find out the cause. Yes, sometimes this ptosis is congenital or since birth, but only you can answer this question or a doctor treating...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dry Eye and Permanent Eye Liner, permanent eye liner, eye makeup
permanent eye liner, eye makeup, dear anne: Dear Anne, Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca is inside the eyes and the tatooing on the skin outside the eye, so in reality there is no link. However, since the tatoo also uses an ink I would suggest you speak to the cosmetologist about this as well and also see...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dry Eye and Permanent Eyeliner, permanent eyeliner, eye makeup
permanent eyeliner, eye makeup, dermal layer: Dry eye is not a contraindication to this procedure, but you should be aware that most patients who have had this procedure find the pigment spreads out into the skin of the eyelid and is quite cosmetically unacceptable after several years. Elliot Werner,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dry Eye and Permanent Eyeliner, permanent eyeliner, eye makeup
permanent eyeliner, eye makeup, dermal layer: Hi, Dry eye is usually a contraindication for any procedure involving the eyes or the lid. I am not totally familiar with it so do not feel comfortable offering any advice in this type of forum. I would definitely recommend checking with your Dr. Dr. Wojcia...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dry eye drops, dry eye symptoms, murine eye drops
dry eye symptoms, murine eye drops, bad water: Dear Steven, You can try using a preservative free lubricating eye drops such as Genteal. Also read more on the following link on dry eyes to see if you really fit in that category, http://www.shroffeye.org/dry-eye-symptoms.htm Hope this helps, ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dry eyes, eye contour, lubricating gel
eye contour, lubricating gel, faao: Stanford, You may have a condition called nocternal lagophthalmous . This means that you sleep with your eyes open. If you have a ceiling fan, turn it off at night. Don t let the heater/AC blow directly on you. You can try an over-the-counter lubricating...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dry eyes, eye masks, eye mask
eye masks, eye mask, overhead fan: Dear Cyndi, I can understand the probvlems you are having with dryness as it is a simple but annoying problem. Well you seem to at least know the cause which helps. Firstly, no tape or shield will be comfortable, there are even googles made, like the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dry eyes, hydroeye, eye contour
hydroeye, eye contour, eye condition: You may just have a dry eye condition, though it is always recommended to get any eye concerns checked out by your eye doctor. If it is dry eyes, make-up can contribute to this problem if you are sensitive to any of the chemicals in the make-up. You can...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dry Itching Eyes, eye lids, aging problem
eye lids, aging problem, genteal: Dear Dee, This could be a two fold problem, dry eyes which is on the surface of the eye and also dry eye lids (esp the margins) which is called Blepharitis. Unless we actually examine your eyes, we cannot get a true picture. Itching can also be due...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dry Macular Degeneration Diagnosis, wet macular degeneration, dry macular degeneration
wet macular degeneration, dry macular degeneration, bedside manners: Optometrists are not medical doctors. Seeing an optometrist for a serious medical problem like macular degeneration is not smart. An ethical optometrist would have referred you to a retinal specialist. I would suggest you see an ophthalmologist specializing...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dry, red and gritty eyes, patanol eye drops, blood shot eyes
patanol eye drops, blood shot eyes, acuvue 2 contacts: Brenda, Stop using the Naphcon. It is only treating the symptom of red eye and not the cause. Contact lenses usually make dry eye worse so I d question the wisdom in attempting to wear them. Daily disposable lenses or Proclear lenses are usually the most...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dryness of the eye, medical eye exam, restasis
medical eye exam, restasis, artificial tears: Dry eyes can certainly cause the visual symptoms you are describing, but it is possible there is something else wrong with your eyes. I would suggest you see an ophthalmologist for a complete medical eye exam. If you do truly have dry eyes that do not respond...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Duane's Syndrome, duane syndrome, pathologic data
duane syndrome, pathologic data, eye disorder: Dear Danielle, The prognosis depends from case to case, as you have to also consider etiology, neuro pathologic data, environmental and other factors in it. With your particulars your eye surgeon would be able to guide you best for what to expect in yourself....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Duane's syndrome/ Brown syndrome, depth perception, experimental operation
depth perception, experimental operation, duanes: If you 1st had surgery @ 18 months, I doubt it was for Duanes or Browns. The scar tissue you may have developed from the previous surgeries could mimic either conditions. Yes, much or most of the therapy is done at home. You usually come into the clinic...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Duanes Syndrome, congenital condition, genetic influence
congenital condition, genetic influence, shroff: Dear Marlene, Duane s Retraction Syndrome, this is a congenital condition. There are 3 types. Different types may be clinically present in the same family, so... yes, this suggests some genetic influence. The treatment is usually surgery, but this is also...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Duanes Syndrome, rehabilitative optometry, partial blindness
rehabilitative optometry, partial blindness, covd: Hi, As I posted in my previous response, I have never seen a blind Duane s patient. Having not seen your daughter personally, this is about the only way I can respond. I may venture to say, your Dr is concerned about your daughter losing visual acuity...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Duanyes Syndrome, wilmer institute, horrible headaches
wilmer institute, horrible headaches, duane syndrome: http://www.emedicine.com/oph/topic326.htm You can get information on Duane syndrome at this web site. As far as someone to see, I don t know where you are located, but I would suggest Dr. Michael Repka at Wilmer Institute in Baltimore. Elliot Werner, M.D...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Dwaynes Syndrome, lateral rectus muscle, pediatric ophthalmologist
lateral rectus muscle, pediatric ophthalmologist, abducens nerve: I don t know if a specific cause of Duane s syndrome is known. It appears to be a failure of the development of the lateral rectus muscle and/or the abducens nerve on one side and is usually congenital in that it happens before birth. I am not an expert...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dad and cataract, cataract surgury, cataract surgery
cataract surgury, cataract surgery, macular degeneration: There is no standard rule for when the second eye is done. it is really up to the patient. Two weeks is usually the minimum. Cataract surgery rarely complicates dry AMD. He should watch for pain, swelling or decreasing vision after the surgery. these...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dark spot on eye, vitreous floaters, collagen fibrils
vitreous floaters, collagen fibrils, human eyeball: The human eyeball contains a clear transparent gel like structure called the vitreous . The vitreous consists mainly of water and a few solid elements. The solid portion consists of collagen fibrils and molecules of hyaluronic acid. As we grow older,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dark spot on iris, visual pathway, shroff
visual pathway, shroff, ophth: Dear Josephine, You may send us a picture or image of your eyes in order to comment more specifically, however most times this is normal part of pigmentation of the eyes. The vision may not be blurred because of this unless the pigmentation is on the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: darkened macula, occasional headache, photo imagery
occasional headache, photo imagery, eye fatigue: Dear Pam, These could be floaters that the child describes or the normal phenomenon of seeing the cells of the eye due to retinal image. Does she have any refractive errors? A dilated HAF (Homide Flash) test could help? Let me know. Thank...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: darting specks of light, retinal blood vessels, white blood cells
retinal blood vessels, white blood cells, phosphenes: What you are describing has been very well known for a long time. It is called the blue field entoptic phenomenon. When looking at a bright blue background, the shadows of the white blood cells in the retinal blood vessels become visible. Elliot Werner,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: my daughters eye was swollen and jelly like, allergy specialist, dusty areas
allergy specialist, dusty areas, old toys: Hi Kathlean, It sounds like an allergic reaction to something. Now, unfortunately since I canot make out through the internet, you will definitely need to take her to a good eye surgeon and also an allergy specialist. Maybe, you can try and rule out...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dazzle by normal light, blood glucose control, endocrinolgist
blood glucose control, endocrinolgist, occasional episodes: Being dazzled , having pain or significant discomfort by normal levels of ambient light is called photophobia. Photophobia can be a symptom of a variety of eye conditions, especially inflammations of the surface or the inside of the eye. If you have the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: When will degenerative myopia stabilise, degenerative myopia, pathological myopia
degenerative myopia, pathological myopia, retinal examination: Dear Kelv, Pathological Myopia does stop at one point, but its difficult to say when. Your annual check is the only way one can keep a track of this. The retinal check is also very important, hence make sure that every year a retinal examination is conducted....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: degenerscence of optical nerve, retinopathy of prematurity, optical nerve
retinopathy of prematurity, optical nerve, retinal detachment: Firstly, as this is a homeopathic product it is outside my training and experience, as I have been trained and qualified in conventional or modern medicine and ophthalmic surgery. Secondly, there is no information on the active ingredient , it s scientific...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: depth perception follow-up, strained abdominal muscle, pupil size
strained abdominal muscle, pupil size, skinned knees: It s hard to tell you how not to worry since worrying in your situation would be entirely normal. The definitive answer to your question would be an MRI of your brain. MRI s are readily available at most hospitals of any size and at private imaging centers,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: depth perception, monocular cues, depth perception
monocular cues, depth perception, backover accidents: Is there a relationship between depth perception in children and backover accidents? .. in general, no. In general, depth perception develops during the first 6 months of life. Even individuals with poor depth perception since birth can judge distances...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: depth perception with only one eye, valleydale road, depth perception
valleydale road, depth perception, dr werner: I am not an expert on binocular visual function and depth perception and would not feel comfortable in that role. The University of Alabama has a very good optometry school and I am sure there are experts in that field there. Things like depth perception...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: no depth perception, pediatric neurologist, depth perception
pediatric neurologist, depth perception, nuerologist: Kids are not just born without depth perception . There must be an underlying cause. It could be a mild amblyopia (lazy eye) or a small angle esotropia (the eye turns in a little). It is also possible that the child s depth percetion is normal and he simply...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: deteriorating sight, beta carotene supplements, glass shops
beta carotene supplements, glass shops, fighter pilot: There are many potential different causes for decreased eyesight. You need to see an optometrist or ophthalmologist in order to know what the cause is in your instance and to answer your specific questions. In general, there are no exercises that are helpful...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: deterioration of contact lenses, fda approval process, protein deposits
fda approval process, protein deposits, company literature: Peter, Great question. While in school, I was under the impression that the wear/disposal schedule of SCLs was a hard and fast rule and that how often to throw lenses away was part of the FDA approval process. Turns out the disposal schedule is more of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: deterioration in eye sight, refractive laser surgery, corneal topography
refractive laser surgery, corneal topography, visual acuity: The values mentioned regarding your daughter s glasses reflect the level of myopia. They do not reflect or measure her level of vision. Visual acuity is measured on a different scale (called the Snellen s Chart) with 6/6 or 20/20 representing normal...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: diabetes, reading glasses, sugars
reading glasses, sugars, blood sugar: I really cannot answer your question without knowing more about your eye findings. What is your glasses prescription? What is your blood sugar? Have your blood sugars been stable or going up and down recently? If you can get me this information, i can...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: diabetic vision patients, opthomologist, retinal specialist
opthomologist, retinal specialist, vision patients: Hello, Optometrist are Primary Care Eye Doctors and should be your first visit. If there are serious issues with your eyes related to your diabetes, you would then be referred to a retinal specialist. Regardless of where you go, both are qualified to evaluate,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dialated eyes?, dialated eyes, dear joy
dialated eyes, dear joy, shroff: Dear Joy, The reactions are different from person to person varying from 2-3 hrrs to even upto 48 hrs. Also depends on the strenght of eye drops used as they also have a more concentrated form which takes faster to dilate but slower to return to normal....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: what is the difference between a optomotrist and a opthalmologist, surgical diagnosis, check ups
surgical diagnosis, check ups, eye diseases: An ophthalmologist is a Medical Doctor who has an M.D. degree. That means he or she has gone through four years of medical school and at least one year of post-graduate general medical and surgical training and is a fully trained physician who has then gone...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: difference, vitreous detachment, retinal detachment
vitreous detachment, retinal detachment, medical emergencies: Dear Gail, Vitreous is the jelly in the posterior part of the eye. The retina is a layer coating the inner part of the eye. Both detatchments are medical emergencies needing immediate attention Macular degeneration is a deterioration in that part of the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Why do we see different color in the dark?, colour blindness, shroff
colour blindness, shroff, ophth: Dear Joe, I have answered your query earlier, nevertheless, yes, our perceptions of colour depend a lot on lighting and different contras sensitivity. It is nothing to worry, and is normal. Colour affects only as colour blindness for which your optician can...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: different prescription with dry and wet(dilation) method, cycloplegic, initial change
cycloplegic, initial change, refraction: Path I think you already know the answer to your question. *smile* But I ll confirm your suspicions. Of course a cycloplgegic refraction is MUCH less accurate for MANY reasons (especially in an adult). Most ophthalmologists seems enamored by it which shows...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: different prescription for glasses, contact lens solutions, drs office
contact lens solutions, drs office, eye allergy: Hi Judie, Astigmatism can change with time, it is often difficult to get used to. Did the Opthalmologist refract you or did a technician do it? Everything you are experiencing may be normal, I would give the glasses 7-10 days and if after that time period...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: different sized pupils in infant, pupil size, ocular motor system
pupil size, ocular motor system, different sized pupils: Fi, I am by no means a pediatric or neuro specialist. At only 4 months old it s my understanding that your child s ocular motor system is still developing. There are many different things which can cause a difference in pupil size. Some benign and some...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: different strenght in each eye, eye dr, amblyopia
eye dr, amblyopia, lazy eye: Hi Lee, When an eye Dr. does a refraction, the last thing we do (at least me) is what is called balancing the prescription. This is to make sure each eye gets the exact amount of prescription it needs, no more, no less. This is to ensure both eye are working...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dilated lymph vessels, swollen lymph nodes, lymph vessel
swollen lymph nodes, lymph vessel, dialation: Hi, I have often seen clear, bubble like clear cysts on the white part of the eyes, usually do to allergy. I really can not tell you much more than that. If you do not feel comfortable with your Dr s diagnosis, you may want to seek a second opinion. Dr...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dilated pupil, congenital anomaly, pupil size
congenital anomaly, pupil size, neurological disorder: In the absence of any other disease or history of injury to the eye, this may be a congenital anomaly. If the condition is long standing and non progressive and asymptomatic you need not worry. You may undergo a detail clinical evaluation by a qualified...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dilation, dilation, eye exam
dilation, eye exam, eye health: Hi Hannah, There are a few different types of drops doctors use for the dilation; some last longer than others. On average the pupils will remain dilated for 2-3 hours, making it a little difficult to focus up close for some patients. Because the pupils...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: distant vision, distant vision, medical evaluation
distant vision, medical evaluation, ophthalmologist: Yes you should see clearly out of your contact lenses with each eye separately. If you don t either the lens is not correct or there is something else wrong with your eye. You need to get back to your contact lens fitter. If you cannot be fully corrected,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: distorted vision, steam inhalation, sinus pain
steam inhalation, sinus pain, sinus problems: Dear Kelly, Yes, sinusitis can cause visual strain and blurring. However, it would help to get an ophthalmologists opinion. Since your MRI was normal please do not get petrified with the dises you read on the internet since the scariest ones may match...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dizziness with new glasses, blood pressure problems, m 46
blood pressure problems, m 46, de jong: Hello, You need to go back to the place of purchase and have them recheck the measurements on your glasses. Also, the plastic type you have in your lenses may be causing some of your issues. These type of symptoms are more common in higher prescriptions....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Should a doctor do this?, eye doctors, contact lenses
eye doctors, contact lenses, appointment: I do it all the time. If I am fitting contacts and a paerson has never put them in and out before, I can t wait for them to figure it out. As for return wearers, I usually let them do the work, but every doc has their own style. It is not out of the ordinary...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: don't know what I need!, lazy eye, optometrist
lazy eye, optometrist, eye disease: Deborah, I m not sure what you are asking me...There isn t a question here. If your vision has deteriorated rapidly how is it that 16 months later, you are deciding to do something about it? Go get checked out. If you live in the USA, go see an Optometrist....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: I don't understand prescription for eyeglass, cylindrical axis, power measurements
cylindrical axis, power measurements, optical department: Hello, The numbers shown are the power measurements or the readings your Dr. got from the refraction instrument. They indicate you are farsighter with a small amount of astigmatism for distance. The +2.50 number indicates a bifocal prescription which is...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dot and blot haemorrhages, fundus fluorescein angiography, color photographs
fundus fluorescein angiography, color photographs, haemorrhage: Yes, dot and blot haemorrhages typically come and go especially in conditions like diabetic retinopathy. Color photographs may be used as records to keep track of their number, distribution and density. If necessary, fundus fluorescein angiography can be performed...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: double vision, giant cell arteritis, dozen eggs
giant cell arteritis, dozen eggs, thyroid disease: Dear Mrs. Wharton, I assume that there must be quite a bit of prism since they are using the press on ones. Have you asked your eye doctor if they can put the prism in your eyeglasses and get rid of the press on ones? Your vision would definitely be...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: double vision, giant cell arteritis, myasthenia gravis
giant cell arteritis, myasthenia gravis, eye muscle surgery: The most common cause of acquired double vision in someone of your age would be a small stroke. There are, of course, other possible causes, but if you have had a thorough neurologic evaluation and nothing has been found, the most likely diagnosis is a small...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: double vision, retina specialist, cataract surgeries
retina specialist, cataract surgeries, subtle abnormalities: There may be subtle abnormalities in the macula (center of the retina) or in the movement/co-ordination of the eyes causing the double vision. You should consider evaluation by a retina specialist & a squint specialist to try to identify the cause of your...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: double vision, chelestrol, household remedies
chelestrol, household remedies, old glasses: I m not an eye-doctor but I can tell you that there is reliable evidence that wearing glasses long-term can weaken the eyes. So taking them off whenever possible should help. And avoiding drugs is key, as side-effects from drugs can be a real problem, not...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: double vision, chelestrol, household remedies
chelestrol, household remedies, old glasses: From what you are describing she may have a cranial nerve paresis which affects eye movements. This can occur in elderly patients and may resolve on its own. The best treatment/prevention is control of high blood pressure and any other general medical problems....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: double vision, chelestrol, household remedies
chelestrol, household remedies, old glasses: It sounds like your mom has an eye muscle weakness, a stroke or possibly a condition called myasthenia. Her condition could be serious and she needs a thorough evaluation by someone trained in neuro-ophtalmology. I would suggest she see someone soon. Elliot...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: double vision, giant cell arteritis, nerve problem
giant cell arteritis, nerve problem, eye muscles: Dear Mrs. Wharton, This can often happen in older adults and it is usually caused by a nerve problem. One of the nerves that control your eye mucles is not working properly. If it is going to get better, it should do so in about 3 months. I see...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: drousin, optic nerve head, age related macular degeneration
optic nerve head, age related macular degeneration, retinal specialist: Dear Elliot, Drusen is tiny yellow or white deposits in the retina of the eye or on the optic nerve head. The presence of drusen is one of the most common early signs of age-related macular degeneration AMD. The retinal specialist is the best person...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dry eye, dry eye syndrome, restasis
dry eye syndrome, restasis, allergic conditions: Dear Renee, If there is any overflowing and tearing, then obviously you have enough tears being formed and punctum plugs may not be necessary. If you remove the plugs and have symptoms of dry eye, then firstly rule out any allergic conditions. secondly, try...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dry eye, chronic skin condition, acne rosacea
chronic skin condition, acne rosacea, eye lids: Hi Mr. MacElroy, It would depend on what is causing your dry eye. Sometimes it can be caused from acne rosacea, which is a chronic skin condition that also affects the eyelids and tear glands. Ask your physician or eye doctor is you have any signs of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dry eyes, exact diagnosis, eye lids
exact diagnosis, eye lids, chronic inflammation: It is difficult for me to answer your question without actually examining him. Dry eyes are one possibility. The other possiblity is some sort of chronic inflammation or infection such as blepharitis (eye lids) or conjunctivitis (surface of the eye). He...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dry eyes in infant, cold compresses, wet diapers
cold compresses, wet diapers, genteal gel: Hi Cathy, It is very unusual for an infant to have dry eyes. Your infant may have an allergy that is causing the eye problems. Continue using the eye lubricants and try cold compresses, if your infant will allow it, and see if that helps. If you have...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dry eyes, dry eye conditions, external environmental factors
dry eye conditions, external environmental factors, eye contour: You have not mentioned your age or the presence/absence of any associated medical disorder/s. Therefore, I will answer your question in broad terms. 1) As we grow older there is a greater tendency for the eyes to get dry as the tear production gradually...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dry eys and allergy eyes, eye lids, schirmers
eye lids, schirmers, timely treatment: Dear Natalie, Dry eyes are different from Allergic conditions in the eye which is usually seen in the eye lids whereas the dry eye affects the tear film. However, allergies may cause symptoms similar to tha of dryness. Dr eyes are checked by a doctor...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dry skin under eye, skin diseases, steroid cream
skin diseases, steroid cream, shroff: Dear Curtis, Provided you have ruled out other causes of dryness of the skin as in skin diseases like psoriasis etc, you can try any moisturizer. It may help to show a eye care professional first to see if a mild steroid cream would help initially and then...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dwayne's syndrome, cranial nerves, congenital defect
cranial nerves, congenital defect, systemic issues: The reason you can t find anyting is your spelling. Try Duane s syndrome. It is a congenital defect in the wiring of the 6 and third cranial nerves. Some surgical procedures can be performed to reduce one aspect of the syndrome but there is no ultimate...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: dwuanes syndrome, dyslexia, left eye
dyslexia, left eye, drs: Not that I m aware of. I ve met several patients who had been diagnosed with dyslexia and none of them had Duane s. I ve also had a few DRS patients and none of them had been dx w/ dyslexia. You could always do an internet search, but I d be surprised if...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Effects of myopia on near vision, distant objects, eye strain
distant objects, eye strain, myopia: AActually, your friend is correct. Because of the optics of the eye, a near sighted person will see close objects with more magnification than a normal sighted person. The amount of magnification is not that great, but can be noticeable if a nearsighted...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Episcleritis, mild inflammation, cheek area
mild inflammation, cheek area, anti inflammatory medications: Dear Vic, Episcleritis is usually associated with some other inflammatory systemic conditions like lupus, SLE, etc. In absence of these, treatment is not needed, otherwise you may have to treat the cause. Treatment for episcleritis is usually not needed....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Episcleritis?, computer vision syndrome, auto immune disease
computer vision syndrome, auto immune disease, episcleritis: Dear Jim, Sorry for the delay in reply. I was travelling and had no access to my mail for a few days. The symptoms you describe could be simple dry eyes due to long hours on the computer. To avoid this there are certain steps when working on the PC....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Episcleritis and Lasik, laser eye surgery, episcleritis
laser eye surgery, episcleritis, eye test: Dear Heather, Firstly, know the cause of your episcleritis. If it is an autoimmune disease or some underlying cause which may affect your LASIK outcome, it would be better to be aware of it and know from the doctor the possible expectation after LASIK....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Episcleritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, intermittent bouts
systemic lupus erythematosus, intermittent bouts, inflammatory bowel disease: EPISCLERITIS is a benign inflammatory condition of the external eye. It is seen most commonly in young adults. Women appear to be affected slightly more often than men. The most common type is simple episcleritis, in which there are intermittent bouts...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Evening Primrose Oil Capsules, dry eye conditions, dry eye syndrome
dry eye conditions, dry eye syndrome, evening primrose oil: Evening Primrose Oil is believed to have a variety of health benefits. However, I am not aware of any specific benefit with regard to dry eye syndrome. There are a wide range of tear supplements available for the treatment of dry eye. Recently, cyclosporin...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: EXAMS, slit lamp exam, ophthalmic practice
slit lamp exam, ophthalmic practice, indirect ophthalmoscope: The Slit lamp is like a vertical microscope for examination of the eye in detail with magnification. However, there are many other instruments used in ophthalmic practice for evaluation of the eye. Here is a small list of some of them : Direct Ophthalmoscope...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Exophthalmos, bulging eyes symptoms, thyroid problems
bulging eyes symptoms, thyroid problems, eye trouble: Most adults I have seen with exopthalmus were healthy. The patients who did have thyroid trouble were controling it with treatment and were otherwise healthy. Most of the patients with Thyroid problems had been taken medicine well before there visit to the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Extended wear contacts, laser vision correction, stable numbers
laser vision correction, stable numbers, daily disposables: Dear Jeff, My concern about day and night wear is similar to yours because no matter how much the contact lens companies improve the quality, fact is that you are putting a foreign body on your eye. The eye being young will forgive initially but in the future...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Extreme Astigmatism, retinal detachment, dr werner
retinal detachment, dr werner, eye doctors: You probably have high myopia, a genetic condition in which the growth of the eye is abnormally rapid and excessive. With proper care and follow-up, the prognosis is pretty good, although there is an increased risk of macular degeneration, retinal detachment...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: EYE, natural pigment, sarmi
natural pigment, sarmi, shroff: Dear Sarmi, It is always better to be more cautious with childrem. Please show this to her pediatrician or an eye doctor. They may be nothing but some natural pigment on the eye, but always better to be safer knowing the diagnosis from a doctor. Hope...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: (EYE PRESSURE DUE TO SINUES ), sinus medication, sinus pressure
sinus medication, sinus pressure, allergy medicine: Hi Leanda, You are describing sinus pressure that could be related to an allergy. You could try taking an over the counter allergy medicine, like Claritin, to see if that helps. Otherwise, check with your eye doctor to see what he thinks. ...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: EYE PROBLEMS, wearing contact lenses, correct diagnosis
wearing contact lenses, correct diagnosis, eye problems: There are a number of eye problems thaqt can occur in people wearing contact lenses. I cannot diagnose your problem without actually examining you. In order to get the correct diagnosis and treatment you should see an ophthalmologist. Elliot Werner, M.D...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: EYE STRAIN, computer vision syndrome, glaucoma treatment
computer vision syndrome, glaucoma treatment, eye allergies: Dear Kevin, There are various reasons for eye strain 1. Long hours on the computer see the link http://www.shroffeye.org/computer-vision-syndrome.htm for solutions 2.A need for eye glasses 3. Allergy like you mentioned 4. Photophobia could also...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: EYELID SURGERY, eyelid plastic surgery, eyelid surgery
eyelid plastic surgery, eyelid surgery, how to choose a doctor: It is tough to answer your question without knowing specifically what type of eyelid surgery is being considered. In general, you want to choose a doctor with good training and experience in eyelid plastic surgery who is also an ophthalmologist. Elliot Werner,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: EYES, sinus problems, tonic water
sinus problems, tonic water, faao: Bev, The twitching is probably a condition called myokymia . It s usually caused by allergies, stress or too much caffine. Try cutting back on coffee, tea cokes etc. Sometimes the quinine in a small glass of tonic water (with or without the gin) also...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye allergies and lasik..., allergies itchy eyes, eye allergies
allergies itchy eyes, eye allergies, safe solution: I don t do lasik so I m not an expert. These are questions you need to discuss with your lasik surgeon before your procedure. In general, however, you should be completely free of any allergic symptoms of inflammation for several weeks before the lasik and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye bulging w/ normal thyroid, thyroid eye disease, thyroid tests
thyroid eye disease, thyroid tests, marc grossman: Catherine, It sounds like your symptoms may be due to thyroid imbalances. I would recommend a naturopathic doctor who works with thyroid conditions if you can find one -- try going to http://www.naturopathic.org Sincerely, Marc Grossman O.D. L.A...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye bulging w/ normal thyroid, thyroid eye disease, visual field test
thyroid eye disease, visual field test, thyroid tests: It is difficult to provide any diagnosis without a clinical examination and fresh tests. However, based upon the information provided, I can make the following comments : 1) Although your refractive error changes depending upon the proptosis, as long as...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye burn, eye burn, eye transplant
eye burn, eye transplant, shroff: Dear Anthony, Please do not even think about attempting anything close to this! The eye colour put aside, your entire eye can turn white and opaque with nothing helping you to bring your vision back except maybe a eye transplant! This will lead to serious...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Colour, cosmetic lenses, coloured lenses
cosmetic lenses, coloured lenses, shroff: Dear Kris, The colour of the iris cannot change drastically. Sometimes the pigment in the iris can deepen. These changes are gradual as with age and rare in certain diseases. However, there exists no surgical or medical treatment to change the colour of...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye / Contact Exam, corneal curvature, eye prescription
corneal curvature, eye prescription, refractive error: An eye exam is exactly that. The doctor examines the eye to determine if there are any significant abnormalities or diseases present. A contact lens exam is more properly called a fitting. The doctor (or often a technician) will measure certain features...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye check-up, slit lamp examination, eye cornea
slit lamp examination, eye cornea, eye lids: Dear Brenda, I do not know about what is included in the eye examination that your doctor performs but ideally it should include the following:- 1. Clinical Refraction (checking numbers) 2. Slit Lamp examination (for the anterior part of the eye, cornea,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye condition and options, local optician, visual acuity
local optician, visual acuity, optic nerves: I could not find an actual quesiton in your message, but it is clear that you are having a serious and complex problem that is being made more difficult by your own reaction to your illness and your relationship with your doctors. I think you need a complete...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye darting, lens intolerance, rapid succession
lens intolerance, rapid succession, shroff: Dear Tim, This could be due to some contact lens intolerance that day as an allergy. But if you say that his eyes were moving faster than what is capable voluntarily, I would say keep a watch and if it recurs please take him to an ophthalmologist. Its...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye dilation, eye dilation, sympathetic nervous system
eye dilation, sympathetic nervous system, neice: I am not aware of any relationship between autism and pupillary dilation. If the child is taking any medication, it could be a side effect since many of the drugs used to treat autism and other behavioral disorders stimulate the sympathetic nervous system...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Exam, eye symptoms, eye exam
eye symptoms, eye exam, eyestrain: Hello Mrs. Abramowitz, The prescription that you write is a relatively weak farsighted prescription with a little bit of astigmatism. If your husband is having no trouble seeing far away or up close and he does not experience eyestrain or headaches, then...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Exam, bad vibes, computer student
bad vibes, computer student, diopter: Hi Janice, A change of 1.00 diopter at your age is not the norm, but can happen. I would more concerned about the prism. Every Dr. is different, but I have prescribed prism maybe 9 or 10 times in almost 20 years. If you use the glasses for distance and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Exam, eye exam, eye health
eye exam, eye health, dr mike: Hello, I would strongly recommend getting an eye exam if you have not had one within the last 2-3 years. The overall eye health is just as important as the potential need for glasses. Any eye/ health issues need to be rules out. Wearing someone else s...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Exam, retinal diseases, eye examination
retinal diseases, eye examination, eye exam: Probably fluorescein angiogram. this is a test where a dye is injected into the blood stream, usually in the arm, and pictures are taken as the dye flows through the blood vessels in the retina. The test is used to diagnose a variety of retinal diseases....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Exam Question, self concious, exam question
self concious, exam question, eye exam: Hi, .25 is the smallest change you can make in a prescription,and it only looks like it has changed in one eye. The Dr. who did the test would not have made the change if he/she did not feel it was appropriate. I would try the new prescription for a week...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Exam Results, nearsighted farsighted, eye shape
nearsighted farsighted, eye shape, worn glasses: Astigmatism usually means the front surface of the eye has a very slight oval shape, like a football (rather than spherical or perfectly round like a basketball). Because of the slightly oval eye shape, when rays of light hit the eye, they do not focus together...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Exam, slit lamp exam, air puff
slit lamp exam, air puff, applanation tonometer: 1. Visual Acuity, refraction, pupil exam, ocular motility exam, slit lamp exam, funduscopic exam of the retina. 2. The air puff measures the eye pressure. It is both inaccurate and uncomfortable. It is better to be tested with what is called the applanation...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Exercises, home improvement program, marc grossman
home improvement program, marc grossman, eye exercises: Larry, There is an excellent product called Read Without Glasses Method as a reasonably priced home improvement program. To get more information, go to http://www.naturaleyecare.com/store/detail.aspx?ID=1622 for more details and to order. Also,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Fatigue, binocular vision disorders, eye fatigue
binocular vision disorders, eye fatigue, vision disorder: If you have been Rxed reading glasses and they don t seem to help, then perhaps you have a Binocular Vision Disorder. I d recommend a binocular exam to check for things like accommodative insufficiency, convergency insufficiency, etc. A lot of Eye Docs...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Floaters, retinal detachment, eye floaters
retinal detachment, eye floaters, retinal surgery: Unfortunately NO. You will continue to get more as the gel (vitreous) inside your eye liquifies with age. Often with retinal surgery, a vitrectomy (removal of the vitreous) is performed but it s pretty serious surgery and not performed unless needed as part...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye fatigue, eye exercises, eye fatigue
eye exercises, eye fatigue, harder time: Hello Kareem, What you are experiencing is called poor accomodative facility . This means that your focusing muscle is not as elastic as it could be. There are eye exercises to help this. The easiest way is to to just do what you mentioned. Hold something...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Glasses, mild headache, conventional frame
mild headache, conventional frame, rimless frame: Hello, The amount of asigmatism and the change in axis are very minor. It may take a few days to adjust. The biggest adjustment may be the switch to plastic/rimless from a standard frame with glass lenses. It may be the prescription change as well as...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Glasses, old glasses, mild headache
old glasses, mild headache, conventional frame: You are used to your old glasses and it takes adjustment to get used to the new glasses. If the material from which the new glasses are made is different, this can be a contributing factor. There is no damage that will occur to your eyes from the new glasses....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Health, coloured lenses, shroff
coloured lenses, shroff, ophth: Dear Anthony, We will need to see the eye report to comment on exactly what has happened. please send us the same to comment on. Cosmetically one can use coloured lenses. For any other treatment one would need to know the exact eye/ corneal condition...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye health, behavioral optometrist, marc grossman
behavioral optometrist, marc grossman, eye exercise: Neil, You can strengthen your vision through a good eye exercise program. I suggest you get evaluated by a behavioral optometrist. Have your parents contact a practitioner near you - you can do a look-up at www.oep.org Good luck. Marc Grossman, O...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye infection during first trimester, systemic circulation, dear jill
systemic circulation, dear jill, tobradex: Dear Jill, The Tobradex will be a local eye drop. It does not enter the blood stream in the concentrations to harm the baby,if used in the prescribed dose, hence safe to take in pregnancy as eye drops. Shut your eyes just once, do not blink too often as...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye infection?, lacrimal drainage system, sinus infection
lacrimal drainage system, sinus infection, oral antibiotics: Your symptoms and presentation seems to suggest that you have infective conjunctivitis. This could be co-existing with infection of the lacrimal drainage system i.e. dacryocystitis or a sinus infection. You will most likely need a course of antibiotic eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye injury, corneal abrasion, eye ointment
corneal abrasion, eye ointment, mr willis: Hi Mr. Willis, I don t think that your vision loss is permanent from a corneal abrasion like you describe. You do need to make sure that the eye heals completely and you don t get recurrences. Start using an ointment at night before bed in the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye irritation, salt concentration, plants and animals
salt concentration, plants and animals, blepharitis: It is unlikely that one time exposure to sea water would cause a long-term chronic blepharitis. The high salt concentration, however, can be quite irritating. In addition sea water contains lots of other stuff including things produced by the plants and...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye irritation, johnson baby shampoo, marc grossman
johnson baby shampoo, marc grossman, eye irritation: It may be Blepharitis, but you should see an eye doctor to confirm what the problem is. If it turns out to be blepharitis, you can try the following: 1) EyeEase Formula 2) Gently wash off the crust each day with Johnson Baby Shampoo applied with warm water...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Mucus, dry eye syndrome, graves disease
dry eye syndrome, graves disease, lid retraction: What you are describing can have many different causes including your old Graves disease, allergies, other types of infections or inflammations or dry eye syndrome. In order to find out if your work environment is contributing, you should probably take a...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Muscle Surgery, eye muscle surgery, fourth eye
eye muscle surgery, fourth eye, strabismus: There are different types of strabismus conditions with different prognoses, some requiring no surgery and others requiring multiple surgeries. In a child who has had 4 eye muscle surgeries, the ability for fusion is probably weak and she may never be completely...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye movements in the blinds, optic nerve, malignant tumor
optic nerve, malignant tumor, dr werner: The only circumstance in which one would electively transect the optic nerve would be treatment for a malignant tumor of the eye or orbit. The status of eye movements after such surgery would depend on exactly what type of surgery was done and how extensive...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye movements, optic nerve diseases, hereditary optic neuropathy
optic nerve diseases, hereditary optic neuropathy, optic neuritis: Damage to the optice nerve, even complete transection, whether due to disease, injury or surgery, should not affect the eye movements. A blind eye may develop strabismus, that is it does not stay in the straight ahead position but may drift in towards the...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Pain Not Cured By Eye Drops, ocular problems, eye pain
ocular problems, eye pain, eye drops: Your mother should consult a qualified Ophthalmologist for her ocular problems. She should present her complaints, symptoms in relation to her eye problem, inform about the eye drops she has been using, any other medical disorders or family history of eye...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Pain, sinus disease, green discharge
sinus disease, green discharge, sinusitus: Sinus disease can cause eye pain, but I cannot answer questions of the What is wrong with me/ variety. I would suggest you see an ophthalmologist. If you are given a specific diagnosis, let me know and I can give you information about your particular condition....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Prescription?, laser eye surgery, bad eyesight
laser eye surgery, bad eyesight, old glasses: Dear Brenda, Firslty, yes it would be better for your son to wear contact lenses if he plays any outdoor sports as this increases the visual field. However, he will need to be taught how to use them correctly and hence a good contact lens expert will guide...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Pressure, seperate occasions, side effects of steroids
seperate occasions, side effects of steroids, effects of steroids: One of the major side effects of steroids is elevation of the eye pressure. In general if the treatment with steroids has not been prolonged (Months or years) the pressure will come down when the steroids are stopped. Many patients who develop increased...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Problems, migrane, eye doctor
migrane, eye doctor, floaters: Floaters are actually normal. Most people have them. Some people notice them more than others. They are harmless and it is true there is no way to get rid of them. Your second question certainly sounds like migraine but, of course, I cannot diagnose...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Problems in 2 year old., eye lids, proper diagnosis
eye lids, proper diagnosis, musuc: The symptoms and signs that you have described suggested an allergic type of conjunctivitis. However, a proper diagnosis can be arrived at only by a detail clinical exam and investigations. Your son should be evaluated by a ophthalmologist in consultation...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Problems, extraocular muscles, old glasses
extraocular muscles, old glasses, optical centers: Problems with new glasses (with the same prescription) can be from (1) a PD different from the old glasses (ie you were adjusted to the old PD) (2) the new glasses being made of a material different from the old glasses. The problems you describe may or may...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Problems After Brain Surgery, prism glasses, brain stem
prism glasses, brain stem, brain surgery: There is probably nothing you can do to solve the problem, but I would suggest you see a neuro-ophthalmologist, preferably one with experience in treating strabismus (crossed eyes). It is very difficult to predict the ultimate outcome for the type of problem...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye Problems, liver tonic, marc grossman
liver tonic, marc grossman, migrane: Chris, According to Chinese medicine, supporting the Liver meridian can help the body break down floaters. You can try a combination of ReVision (liver tonic) and Milk Thistle extract (helps cleanse the liver) for 3 months and see if it starts to help....

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye pain/blurriness, pituitary tumor, pituitary tumors
pituitary tumor, pituitary tumors, optic nerve: There are definitive ways to diagnose pituitary tumors. These include MRI and various types of blood and urine tests. An eye exam is not a reliable way to detects a pituitary tumor unless it is fairly large. I m not sure what you question is. Elliot Werner,...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye prescription tool accuracy, automatic measurements, eye prescription
automatic measurements, eye prescription, hello doctor: Dear Patrick, Most ophthalmic clinics use good technology for prescription. However, it is not just the automatic measurements but other checks as well which done by the optometrist like retinoscopy etc will give accuracy and more important a satisfactory...

Ophthalmology & Optometry: Eye prescription, eye prescription, lens material
eye prescription, lens material, frame style: Hi Marina, It is normal to need some adaption time when wearing a new prescription. If your astigmatism or farsight correction was raised, give it time. Often a new frame style or new lens material can bring up some adjustment situations. I usually recommend...