Exercises to Avoid With Glaucoma

If you want to know which exercises to avoid with glaucoma, you have come to the right place. For glaucoma patients and glaucoma suspects, there are some forms of exercises which could potentially damage the optic nerve and worsen the glaucoma. The term glaucoma suspect describes a person with one or more risk factors that may lead to glaucoma, such as an eye pressure problem, but has no recognizable optic nerve damage or visual field [...]

2019-12-08T21:11:11+05:30December 8th, 2019|Diseases & Conditions, Lifestyle|0 Comments

How to Prevent Glaucoma From Worsening

If you have been diagnosed with glaucoma, there is nothing to worry about. Whatever stage it is, a lot can be done to prevent glaucoma from worsening and progressing further. Glaucoma prevention measures focus largely on diagnosing the disease early in its course and following the treatment regimen prescribed by your ophthalmologist. Many people ask how to prevent glaucoma. In order to discuss this, it will be helpful to break it down into two, more [...]

2019-12-08T21:24:55+05:30December 8th, 2019|Diseases & Conditions, Prevention|0 Comments

How to Fix Deviated Eyes and Eye Alignment Disorders

Deviated eyes also called as squint or strabismus is a condition in which the direction of eyes is misaligned. It may or may not be associated with poor vision in one or both eyes and double vision, also know as diplopia. Historical Perspective Over the past several generations it was felt that very little could be done for misaligned eyes in adults. Recently there has been a marked improvement in the outcome of treatment for [...]

2019-12-07T17:12:19+05:30December 7th, 2019|Diseases & Conditions|0 Comments

Glaucoma Types, Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Types of Glaucoma Glaucoma refers to a group of illnesses that damage the optic nerve of the eyes. This disease affects millions of people, causing pain, vision problems and long-term vision loss. There are several different types of glaucoma that can impact vision. Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma (POAG) Primary open-angle glaucoma is often referred to as "the silent thief of sight" because there are few or no warning signs. Unfortunately, approximately half of people with glaucoma [...]

2019-12-18T19:02:57+05:30November 21st, 2019|Diseases & Conditions, Treatment|0 Comments

Narrow Angle Glaucoma – How it Affects Vision

Definition of Narrow Angle Glaucoma Narrow angle glaucoma is a group of glaucomas in which the intraocular pressure (eye pressure) is raised as a result of obstruction of the drainage pathway (trabecular meshwork). The obstruction may be mechanical with no evident pathology or it may be because of scarring in the angle where the trabecular meshwork resides. Narrow angle glaucoma is also called angle closure glaucoma. Photo by National Eye Institute How Narrow [...]

2019-12-08T22:01:17+05:30August 1st, 2017|Diseases & Conditions|0 Comments

Rhabdomyosarcoma – Cancer of Orbit

What is Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS)? Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is the most common cancer originating from the soft tissue of the orbit in children. Orbit is the bony cavity in which the eye resides. It is common in pediatric age group and they are rare in adults. Causes of RMS Rhabdomyosarcoma is caused by some genetic predispositions. Changes in DNA can cause activation of genes promoting cell growth and suppression of genes which inhibit cell growth. This imbalance [...]

2017-04-10T18:40:25+05:30April 10th, 2017|Diseases & Conditions, Surgery, Treatment|2 Comments

Stye on Your Eyelids? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

What is stye? The word ‘stye’ (pronounced as ‘sty’ - rhymes with ‘fly’) originated from an old English word stīgend meaning ‘riser’. Stye on eyelids is an acute infection of glands of zeis which are present at the roots of eyelashes (cilia). The infection is usually caused by Staphylococcus bacteria (90-95% of cases) but other bacteria may also initiate the infection. The infection tends to center around an eyelash follicle. Stye is equally found in [...]

Floaters After Cataract Surgery are Mostly Normal

Floaters after cataract surgery are not uncommon and in most of the cases, they don’t pose any threat to your eye or vision. In a small fraction of patients, they may be a sign of a complication of the cataract surgery itself or a pre-existing eye condition which becomes recognizable after surgery. Floaters are usually small moving specks in the vitreous which is a gel-like structure inside the eye. What you actually see is the [...]

2021-04-24T13:33:00+05:30April 2nd, 2017|Surgery, Diseases & Conditions|23 Comments

Acuvue Oasys for Astigmatism Contact Lenses

Acuvue Oasys for astigmatism are contact lenses for patients with astigmatism made by Johnson and Johnson Vision Products, Inc. Its blink-stabilized design makes sure that the contact lenses remain in place, do not shift and provide clear vision. What is astigmatism? Astigmatism is a type of refractive error in which the light entering into the eye does not focus on the retina evenly. The curvature of the cornea (the transparent tissue at the front of [...]

What Causes Myopia to Worsen?

There are many known factors which promote worsening of myopia (short sightedness or near sightedness). Here is a list of those factors. Find out which ones are relevant to you or your affected relative and try to make changes so that you eliminate them and prevent worsening of short sightedness. It’s important to realize however that all factors are not modifiable. Constant wearing of glasses can cause worsening of myopia. Children with low myopia should [...]

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