What Causes A Macular Scar In The Eye?

A macular scar is a scar at the central part of retina at the back of the eye. Fovea is a smaller area at macula where sharpest image is formed. Macula is responsible for central vision and any disease of macula results into poor central vision. There are many diseases and pathological processes which affect the macula by first causing inflammation, bleeding and/or exudation and then proliferative or atrophic scarring of macula. These pathologies may [...]

2019-12-15T11:33:34+05:30December 4th, 2014|Diseases & Conditions, Eye Care, FAQs|15 Comments

Can Smoking Cause Eye Problems?

Smoking is responsible for 6 million deaths every year. Morbidity caused by it is even more common. Smoking affects all parts of the body including the eyes. Here are some diseases and conditions of the eyes which may be caused or aggravated by smoking tobacco: 1. Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD): AMD as the name implies is age-related and is multifactorial. There are two types of AMD - dry and wet. There is no cure for [...]

2016-11-09T14:21:25+05:30December 3rd, 2014|Eye Care, FAQs, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Should You Shake The Bottle Before Putting In The Eye Drop?

Eye drops are available mainly in two forms - as solutions and as suspensions. Here is how we can describe a solution: "A solution is a homogeneous mixture composed of only one phase. In such a mixture, a solute is a substance dissolved in another substance, known as a solvent. The solution more or less takes on the characteristics of the solvent including its phase." And here is how we can describe a suspension: "A [...]

2019-12-15T20:45:40+05:30November 22nd, 2014|FAQs, Treatment|0 Comments

How Often Should You Get An Eye Examination

According to American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO): "The frequency of ocular examinations should be based on the presence of visual abnormalities and/or the probability of visual abnormalities developing. Individuals who have ocular symptoms require prompt examinations. Individuals who do not have symptoms but who are at high risk of developing ocular abnormalities related to systemic diseases such as diabetes mellitus and hypertension or who have a family history of eye disease require periodic comprehensive eye [...]

2016-11-09T18:48:20+05:30November 21st, 2014|Eye Care, FAQs|0 Comments

How Many Drops Are There In A 5 mL Bottle?

This is a question commonly asked by patients especially the users of glaucoma eye drops since they are supposed to take the treatment for a long time. How many drops a bottle will dispense depends on the viscosity of the drug and the size of the hole in the eye dropper. It is generally accepted that the drugs which have the viscosity similar to that of water will have about 20 drops in one milliliter [...]

2019-12-29T15:07:02+05:30October 31st, 2014|FAQs|3 Comments

How Many Drops To Instil In The Eye

I frequently come across patients who exhaust their eye drops in a few days only. One vial should be sufficient for a few weeks of average use but when they tell me that their eye drops have finished one week or so after the prescription, I know where things went wrong. Routinely, we recommend only one drop of the medication in the eye. Why only one drop? Because that is how dosage of any eye [...]

2016-11-09T18:55:11+05:30September 4th, 2014|Eye Care, FAQs|1 Comment

FAQ – I can’t see well, do I have cataract?

I frequently get this question from people especially who are 40 years plus. Many are concerned about this problem but they don't have enough time to visit an ophthalmologist. This post gives you a broad understanding of this visual problem. The answer to the above question is no and yes, in that order of probability. In this context, it is important to know that refractive errors are the most common cause of poor visual acuity. [...]

2016-11-09T19:06:30+05:30August 24th, 2014|Diseases & Conditions, FAQs|0 Comments
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