What are Lasik Side Effects and Complications?

Some people are not aware of lasik side effects and complications because they don't understand that lasik procedure is a ‘surgery’. It’s not just a simple ‘magical laser procedure’. Agreed that it is not very complicated and time-taking but it is a surgery nonetheless. Once you understand that lasik is a surgery, you will also realize that this surgery may have undesired complications and other minor side effects. What is a side effect? Side effect is [...]

2017-03-24T12:05:56+05:30March 24th, 2017|Eye Facts, Treatment|0 Comments

What Causes Irritation of Eyes and Tearing While Cutting Onions

Onion (Allium cepa) is one of the plants of Allium group. Garlic is another well-known vegetable from the same group which we use in our cooking. Onion contains vitamins, it has chemicals with anti-fungal and antibacterial properties and it also reduces the risk factors and diseases associated with modern life such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar and abnormal levels of cholesterol. In spite of all the benefits, which are not known to many, [...]

2016-11-08T15:21:10+05:30January 7th, 2015|Eye Care, Eye Facts|0 Comments

What is the Normal Range of Intraocular Pressure?

Just like a football needs air inside to maintain its (spherical) shape, our eyes also need something (in this case, a fluid called aqueous humor or simply aqueous) to maintain its shape and perform its visual function. Aqueous is constantly formed within the eye and drained out of the eye at the same time. There is a fine balance between these two processes. Any reduction in the formation of aqueous results into a soft eye [...]

2016-11-08T22:34:47+05:30December 17th, 2014|Diseases & Conditions, Eye Facts|2 Comments

Top Five Causes of Blindness

According to World Health Organization (WHO), the causes of blindness differ significantly in developed and developing countries. The difference basically lies in the availability or non-availability of modern surgical technology, health infrastructure and the level of awareness of availability of treatment options among the people. Following is the list of top five causes of blindness worldwide: 1. Cataract: With 47.9 percent of all causes of blindness, cataract tops the chart in all parts of the [...]

2016-11-08T22:41:30+05:30December 14th, 2014|Eye Facts, Research|0 Comments

The Eye Is A Window To The Body

The eye is a unique organ to have transparent structures such as cornea, lens and vitreous. The transparency of these parts of the eye is vital to its function as an organ for visual perception. The light reflected from the objects around us passes through these parts to reach the retina and the visual information is then conveyed to the brain via the optic nerve. The occipital cortex of the brain actually interprets the visual [...]

2016-11-09T15:19:57+05:30November 25th, 2014|Eye Facts|0 Comments