Retinitis Pigmentosa Treatment or Cure Possible?

In degenerative conditions like retinitis pigmentosa, the cells (mainly rods) which absorb light and convert the light energy into electrical energy gradually die. The resultant loss of vision is irreversible. For now, there is no treatment available for retinitis pigmentosa. Scientist all over the world are working on solutions to enhance vision and prevent blindness in such cases. There seems to be a breakthrough in retinitis pigmentosa research now. Guglielmo Lanzani and colleagues of the [...]

Laser Peripheral Iridotomy Procedure and Its Role in Glaucoma Management

Peripheral iridotomy is an office procedure performed with lasers which involves making a hole in the periphery of the iris to create a communication between posterior chamber (the space between lens and iris) and anterior chamber (the space between iris and cornea). It is mainly used in narrow angle glaucoma and some other conditions (e.g.: plateau iris) where the aqueous needs to flow freely from posterior chamber to anterior chamber. Lasers Used for Iridotomy There [...]

2017-03-07T20:32:59+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Prevention, Treatment|0 Comments

New Glasses by eSight give Useful Vision to the Legally Blind

A Toronto company eSight has introduced a new device which will help legally bling people see again. It's useful for those who have lost central vision but have some residual peripheral vision. eSight believes that about 200 million people worldwide with visual acuity of 20/70 to 20/1200 could be potential candidates for its glasses. That number includes people with a variety of disabling eye conditions such as macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, ocular albinism, Stargardt’s disease, [...]

2017-03-03T19:04:53+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|New Advancements, Technology|0 Comments

Can Presbyopia Be Managed Without Glasses?

Presbyopia is a condition of middle-age in which near vision becomes poor. It is usually corrected with glasses. The newer treatments are aimed at getting rid of glasses. Corneal inlays are tiny implants which are inserted into the cornea changing its shape and refractive power. Raindrop inlay is one such example. A gel-like device that looks like a miniature contact lens, the Raindrop inlay is smaller than the eye of a needle, and is placed [...]

2017-05-30T13:22:07+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Glasses and Lenses, Lifestyle|0 Comments

Eggs Are Good for Macular and Visual Function

Lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-xanthin are important catotenoid pigments found in the macula which is the most important part of retina. Macula subserves the central vision. The above pigments are not made in our body and we must consume dietary products which contain them. Yellow of egg is an important source of lutein and zeaxanthin pigments. The macula, which is a core tissue of retina, is mainly constituted by three carotenoid pigments; namely lutein (L), zeaxanthin [...]

2017-03-02T14:57:39+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|Eye Care, Food|0 Comments

Topical Anesthetics Can Be Used for Corneal Abrasions

Traditionally, anesthetic eye drops are not used to treat pain caused by corneal abrasion. The topical anesthetics like paracaine and proparacaine when instilled after a corneal abrasion provides relief from pain immediately but it is not prescribed for further use to prevent some possible complications. A review of some recent studies suggests that it may not be true. Via journals.lww.com The dogma: Patients with corneal abrasions should not be discharged home with topical anesthetic agents because [...]

2017-03-01T22:16:03+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Eye Care, Research|0 Comments

What Causes Bulging Eyes

The most common cause of bulging eyes (proptosis/exophthalmos) is Grave’s disease, an autoimmune disease. It causes enlargement of the muscles which are responsible for eye movements. Additionally, the vascular congestion and swelling around the eyes cause pressure effects and pushes the eyeballs forward. Grave's eye disease is 3 to 10 times more common in females than in males. The mean age of appearance of Grave's thyroid disease is about 41-42 years. This disease is usually self-limited [...]

2017-04-10T19:01:48+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Diseases & Conditions, FAQs|0 Comments

New Treatment for Dry Eye and Blepharitis in Children and Adults

Blepharitis (infection or inflammation of eyelids) and dry eye can cause watery, red and painful eyes in both adults and children. Other symptoms include itching, crusting of skin especially of the eyelids, frequent blinking and even blurry vision. The patients of blepharitis and dry eye complain of difficulty in reading, watching tv and driving at night. They also have problems wearing contact lenses. Watch the videos below to know more about blepharitis and dry eye. [...]

2017-02-28T18:20:01+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Diseases & Conditions, Prevention, Treatment|1 Comment

Air Puff Tonometry Procedure

Air puff tonometry is a non-invasive method of measuring intraocular pressure (IOP). It's not very accurate but is good for screening purposes. Those with glaucoma can be assesses with more reliable methods like applanation tonometry. Tonopen is another reliable and effective device which can be used to measure eye pressure but air puff tonometer is more commonly used by ophthalmologists and optometrists all over the world because of convenience. Here is a humorous way to look [...]

2017-02-27T22:13:52+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Equipment, Humor|0 Comments

What Does LASIK Laser Eye Surgery Feel Like?

George Chesterton describes how he underwent LASIK surgery by Professor Dan Reinstein at London Vision Clinic. One eye was treated for myopia (far-sightedness) and the other eye was treated for presbyopia. George was amazed at how fast the procedure was and that there was absolutely no pain during and after the procedure. In the weeks before the procedure I underwent 95 individual tests at the clinic until I was declared suitable for the surgery. One [...]

2017-02-28T09:43:55+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Lifestyle, Technology|0 Comments