5 Important Tips to Reduce Computer Vision Syndrome

In the video below, Senior Associate Editor at CNET Sharon Vaknin gives 5 important tips to reduce digital eye strain or computer vision syndrome. Here is an edited transcript of what she said in the video: If sitting in front of computer all day is making your eyes burn, your neck ache and your vision blurry, you might have a common problem - eyestrain or computer vision syndrome. So I will give you five tips [...]

2017-04-09T20:05:40+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Eye Care, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Smart Glasses With Auto-Adjustment of Power

Scientists at University of Utah have developed a pair of glasses which have the ability to auto-adjust the focus of the lenses in the glasses. This will be very useful to the people who don't want to use bifocal or progressive glasses. The lenses in the glasses are flexible and can change shape - they can become more curved to help near vision and flatter for distance vision. So whether you need glasses for short-sightedness, [...]

2017-04-06T20:48:52+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Glasses and Lenses, New Advancements|0 Comments

Steroid Eye Drops May Not Be Needed After Cataract Surgery

After cataract surgery, in fact after majority of eye surgeries, a steroid eye drop such as dexamethasone, prednisolone or fluorometholone is used to reduce inflammation caused by the surgery and to promote healing. This post-operative steroid eye drops treatment is used for 4-6 weeks after surgery. It is a bit of inconvenience to the patient to use the eye drops for such a long time. Now to avoid that, a dexamethasone insert is being studied [...]

2017-04-06T20:17:30+00:00 April 6th, 2017|New Advancements, Treatment|0 Comments

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 [...]

2017-04-02T11:47:42+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Diseases & Conditions, Surgery|10 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 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+00:00 March 24th, 2017|Eye Facts, Treatment|0 Comments

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 [...]

Is It Possible to Use Stem Cell Treatment for Eyes to Restore Vision?

The cornea is a transparent structure at the front of the eye and is mainly responsible for focusing of incoming light rays on the retina for clear vision. The health of cornea is maintained by stem cells present at the junction of cornea and sclera (the white part of the eye) called as limbus. If the limbal stem cells themselves are damaged, the healing of corneal tissue becomes impaired. Scientists at University of Georgia’s Regenerative [...]

2017-03-18T22:00:17+00:00 March 18th, 2017|New Advancements, Research|0 Comments

Eyelash Extensions: Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Eyelash Extensions? Eyelash extensions are commercially available attachments which are glued with the help of semi-permanent adhesive with the natural eyelashes individually to enhance the length, thickness and appearance of the eyelashes. They are different from fake eyelash which is a cluster of eyelashes in one piece. Fake eyelashes (temporary) are meant for 1-2 days duration whereas eyelash extensions (also called as semi-permanent eyelashes) remain in place for 4-6 weeks or even longer [...]

2017-03-15T15:33:58+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Beauty, Eye Care, Lifestyle|1 Comment

Glaucoma: Medical Treatment, Surgery and Lasers to Control Eye Pressure

Medical vs Surgical Treatment of Glaucoma The current scenario of medical and surgical treatment of glaucoma has changed drastically in the last two decades. There are now multiple effective topical medication (eye drops) for medical management of glaucoma. Some of the eye drops are used only once a day which is quite convenient to the patient. The surgical options are also many. It is always a matter of dilemma for the patient to decide between [...]

2017-03-12T22:35:05+00:00 March 12th, 2017|Diseases & Conditions, Treatment|0 Comments