Eye Diseases

Men and Women really see things differently

Men and Women really see things differently Men and women really don’t see eye to eye, according to a new study. Females are better at discriminating among colors, researchers say, while males excel at tracking fast-moving objects and discerning detail from a distance—evolutionary adaptations possibly linked to our hunter-gatherer past. A research was conducted at
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Is Lasik the right treatment for Keratoconus?

Is Lasik the right treatment for Keratoconus? We see through the cornea which is clear, central part of the front surface of our eyes. The cornea is dome shaped but is not strong enough to hold on to the shape and it bulges out like a cone. This condition is called keratoconus. What causes Keratoconus?
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Myopia, Hyperopia & Astigmatism

Do you have trouble seeing close objects? Distant objects? Both? These are common vision problems called refractive errors. Glasses or contact lenses can almost always correct these problems. However, in some cases, a laser may be used to correct your vision. Your eye doctor can tell you what your vision problem is and suggest the best treatment for you.

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How to really treat Cataract?

The opacification of the normal transparent lens is called cataract. The Latin word ‘cataracta’ means ‘waterfall’. Imagine trying to peer through a sheet of falling water or through a frosted or fogged-up window.

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How Glaucoma can ruin your lifestyle

In a normal eye, a clear transparent fluid called ‘aqueous humor’ is secreted and continuously drained out via microscopic channels inside and then into the blood circulation. If the channels are blocked due to any reason, the fluid starts accumulating within the eye and pressure starts building up. If this pressure is not controlled, it causes damage to the optic nerve of the eye.

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All you needed to know about squint eyes

Very simply put, squint is an eye condition wherein both the eyes point in different directions. While one eye focuses on a particular object, the other eye focuses away from it—either downwards or upwards. Sometimes it may even focus away and come back, and sometimes it keeps moving back & forth between the object and the surroundings.

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How to prevent inflammation of the eyelids

Blepharitis is an inflammation of the eyelids. The membrane covering the inside of the eyelid and white of the eye may also become inflamed.

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How bad can Dry Eyes get? How to prevent it?

The eye needs to be continually lubricated, or bathed with tears. Normally, there is always a “film” of tears on the surface of your eyes. But if your eyes do not produce enough tears, the surface gets irritated. This condition is known as ‘dry eyes’.

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Find out if you’ve got Uveitis. You might need prompt treatment

‘Uveitis’ is an inflammation of the ‘uvea’ that has the potential to damage vision if not treated quickly. The Uvea is the fragile tissue that lies just behind the white outer layer of the eye. (This outer layer is called the sclera). Uveitis requires prompt treatment by an eye doctor.

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Preventing Conjunctivitis

‘Conjunctivitis’ is an inflammation or infection of the ‘conjunctiva’ (the membrane that covers the white of the eye and the inside of the eyelid). When the membrane is irritated, it swells and the blood vessels dilate. The eye then becomes red. That is why ‘conjunctivitis’ is sometimes called ‘red eye’ or ‘pink eye’.

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A doctor’s guide to Flashes & Floaters

Have you ever seen flashes of light, stars, or streaks that are not really there? Everyone from time to time see a few of these flashes . Usually you see them in one eye at a time. Flashes are often caused when the vitreous (the gel filling the inside of your eye) pulls on the retina (a membrane that lines the inside of your eye).

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Know all about Retinal Tears

The retina lines the eye. It gathers light and changes it into signals that the brain transforms into visual images. Sometimes part of the retina either tears, pulls away or detaches from the back of the eye. When this occurs, that part of the retina cannot gather light. Vision loss may occur. Tears or detachment results from aging, an eye-injury, or another eye problem.

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The most common cause of vision loss among the aged

Age-related macular degeneration is a common cause of vision loss in people over the age of sixty. You may already have it. Or you may be concerned because you are at risk .

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A visual guide to Cornea Transplantation

The cornea is the transparent front surface of the eye. It is an important optical structure through which rays of light enter the eye. Any damage or injury to this delicate structure can lead to permanent loss of corneal transparency or in other words cause clouding and opacification.

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Got eye problems in your twenties? Is it Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a progressive disease of the cornea affecting young adults mostly in their twenties. It is characterized by progressive thinning of the normally round cornea causing it to bulge forward and assume a cone like shape .This irregularity in the cornea results in the formation of a distorted image of objects on the retina & gives rise to blurred vision.

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The what, how and when of Presbyopia: the inability to focus

Normally, the lens in the eye changes shape to focus light directly onto the retina (back of the eye). But with age, the lens hardens and cannot change its shape as easily. It then can not focus clearly on close objects. This makes them look blurry.

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18 eye care tips you should never forget

  • Wash the eyes with cold water in the mornings – it is soothing
  • Use sunglasses in sunlight to block the UV rays.
  • Always wear correct glasses & do not use someone else’s glasses.
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The simplest ways to get rid of Headaches

Headaches start when nerves n the blood vessel, muscles and lining of the brain are irritated. Most headache pain starts in the back of the head or the neck. But often you feel the pain elsewhere in your head, such as behind your eyes.

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Does your child have eye problems? Here’s how you can find out

Childhood eye problems are common Eyes that ‘wander’, vision problems, eye infections, and eye injuries all are common among children. You can help protect your child’s sight by watching for warning signs and taking your child to a doctor at the first sign of a problem.

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Retinal Detachment explained

Retinal Detachment explained Retinal detachment is an extremely serious eye condition that occurs when the retina gets separated from its underlying tissue within the eye. This makes the retina dysfunctional and can result in permanent vision loss, if proper treatment is not administered yearly.

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Ptosis (drooping eyelids)

Ptosis (drooping eyelids) A drooping or sagging of the eyelid(s) is medically known as ptosis or blepharoptosis. Drooping eyelids may occur in one eye (unilateral), in which case it is more noticeable, or on both eyes (bilateral). It can be present since birth (congenital ptosis) or can develop later (acquired ptosis). Note : Ptosis is
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How Diabetes and Hypertension affect the Eye

How Diabetes and Hypertension affect the Eye Diabetes Compared to non-diabetics, diabetic individuals are twice as likely to develop glaucoma and cataracts at a younger age. But the primary and most serious vision problem caused by diabetes is diabetic retinopathy. Retinopathy is a general term that describes damage to the retina. The retina is a
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