The Gift of Sight - Understanding Eye Donation Fortnight

Date :21-Aug-2023

Every year, the observance of Eye Donation Fortnight serves as a reminder of the invaluable act of giving the gift of sight. This period, usually spanning from August 25th to September 8th, is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of eye donation and encouraging individuals to come forward and contribute to this noble cause.   Understanding Eye Donation Eye donation is a selfless act that involves donating one's corneas after death to help restore vision in individuals suffering from corneal blindness. Corneal blindness is a condition in which the cornea, the clear front

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Eye exercises - The path to sharper focus and healthier eyes

Date :21-Jul-2023

Our eyes are essential for experiencing the world around us, but in this digital age, we often subject them to prolonged screen time and strain. Just as physical exercise is vital for our overall health, eye exercises play a crucial role in maintaining good eye health and preventing vision problems.  Relieves Eye Strain Many of us spend extended hours staring at screens, leading to eye strain, dryness, and fatigue. Eye exercises, like the 20-20-20 rule, help alleviate this strain. Every 20 minutes, look at an object 20 feet away for about 20 seconds. This exercise relaxes the eye muscle

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Shedding Light on Cataracts: Observing Cataract Awareness Month

Date :17-Jun-2023

June marks Cataract Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about cataracts, their impact on vision, and the importance of early detection and treatment. Let's understand what cataracts are, their symptoms, risk factors, and available treatment options.   Understanding Cataracts  Cataracts refer to the clouding of the eye's natural lens, leading to blurred vision and potential vision loss. They often develop slowly and are primarily age-related, but can also be caused by other factors such as genetics, certain medications, or underlying medical conditions like diabe

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The Importance of Avoiding Eye Rubbing to Protect Your Vision

Date :19-May-2023

All of us have the habit of rubbing our eyes from time to time. It could be due to fatigue, discomfort, itching, or even sleepiness. However, this seemingly harmless act can have unintended consequences. Our eyes are highly prone to germs, and touching them with unclean hands can introduce harmful bacteria and viruses.    The Hidden Dangers of Germs Our skin harbors various types of microorganisms, known as "skin flora." Though many are harmless or even beneficial, certain germs can cause infections and diseases when they cross the protective barrier of our skin. Whenever we touch

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Things To Know About Eye Dilation

Date :09-May-2023

Eye dilation is the process by which the pupils, the black center portion of your eye, are enlarged. A dilated eye exam is the only way to check for eye diseases early on, when they’re easier to treat and before they cause vision loss. The exam is simple, painless.m and is used to check for vision problems that make it hard to see clearly otherwise, like being nearsighted or farsighted. The eye drops will dilate (widen) the pupil and help to check for eye diseases. Since many eye diseases normally produce no symptoms or warning signs, you could have a problem and not know about it. Stu

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Things To Know About Computer Vision Syndrome

Date :24-Apr-2023

The growing use of computers brings with it an increase in health risks, especially for the eyes.  Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), is one such common eye problem affecting more and more people who are constantly in front of computer screens. Though eye health professionals are yet to state CVS as a cause of any permanent eye damage, the pain and discomfort associated with it can affect workplace performance or the enjoyment of home activities.  However with a few preventative measures, the symptoms associated with CVS can be easily erased.  Causes of Computer Vision Syndrome

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Here's How Too Much Screen Time Can Affect A Child's Eye

Date :06-Apr-2023

The reasons are plenty as to why you should set limits on your child’s screen time. Encourage them to have outdoor play and healthy activities instead. Why because, fostering healthy habits including right sleep not just have health benefits but also promotes in-person social relationships.    But these days, with most time of our lives lived in front of screens, whether it’s for work, school, entertainment, or socialization, – how as a parent can you set realistic limits and guidelines for your children?    Take note of the adverse effects that screen

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Your Eye Health And Safety Matters

Date :23-Mar-2023

Isn’t it necessary that we remind ourselves to regularly take time to focus on eye health and safety? Begin doing so, ask yourself some simple but significant questions. Do I wear proper protection in the sun? Do I observe workplace eye safety? Do I protect my eyes when working around the house? Am I doing a regular/routine eye-check? You only have one set of eyes, so it goes without saying that you must take the time now to properly protect your eyes and prevent illness and injury associated with them.  Understanding the importance of eye safety   UV Protection

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Keep An Eye On These Summer Eye Problems

Date :09-Mar-2023

Summer is the time when most people focus on enjoying the warmer weather, planning their vacations, and other fun events. But summer is also the month wherein many eye problems set in. Summer can have an impact on your eyes, and certain eye-related ailments and diseases are on the verge during this season.   Some Major Eye Problems That Occur in Summer   Corneal Burns     The word sunburn is usually associated only with the skin. However, harmful UV rays can also lead to corneal burns. This is a condition with symptoms like blurry vision, dryness, and

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Post Cataract Surgery - Do's and Don'ts

Date :24-Feb-2023

Vision loss from cataract is highly common. Thanks to cataract surgery, which now, more and more people are opting for today as safe, frequently conducted, and painless too.  Post cataract surgery one can be assured of a better lifestyle with the visual clarity longed for years. Still, the person needs to be mindful of giving themselves ample time to recover while following the post-operative recommendations provided by their doctor.  Below are a few things to remember as recovering from cataract surgery. How long to rest after cataract surgery? When compared to other notable eye

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Things You Should Know About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Date :08-Feb-2023

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common eye disease that occurs with aging and can blur one’s central vision. It happens when damage to the macula (the part of the eye that controls sharp, straight-ahead vision) occurs. The macula is part of the retina (the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye). Though AMD doesn’t cause complete blindness, losing your central vision can make it harder to see faces, read, drive, or do close-up work like cooking or fixing things around the house. AMD happens slowly in some people and faster in others. In an early AMD, one may no

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Schedule Your Child’s Eye Exams on Time

Date :21-Jan-2023

Right from birth, a child starts to develop and learn about the world around them through their 5 senses. Out of which eyes play a vital role.  A good vision is important in a child’s development. Reading, writing and other visual tasks the child performs daily needs good vision.  Learning in the classrooms is mainly visual, and hence, if your child is having difficulty seeing clearly, his or her learning can be adversely affected.  As parents, you can ensure your child’s eyes are healthy by getting them checked at certain development stages. An eye examination is

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Watch out for This Silent Killer - Glaucoma

Date :05-Jan-2023

Glaucoma is a ‘silent killer,’ because it is a tricky disease that creeps in silently and produces no symptoms in its early stages. For this reason, glaucoma is commonly known as the sneak thief of sight as it causes irreversible blindness. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of diseases where the pressure builds up and damages the eye’s optic nerve and is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness. The optic nerve sends visual information from your eye to your brain and is vital for good vision. Damage to the optic nerve is often related to high pressure in your eye.

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Pediatric Ophthalmology Services - All You Need to Know

Date :22-Dec-2022

Many children and even newborn babies experience a number of eye problems. Eye defects to be treated within six months of birth to prevent permanent damage. The sooner these problems are diagnosed and treated, the better. Paediatric ophthalmology helps to diagnose vision problems in children as early as possible.  Similarly, children of any age can suffer from a range of vision problems without realising it. It is very important to make paediatric ophthalmology a part of your child’s routine healthcare checkups. There are different eye conditions commonly seen in children that can

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നിശാന്ധത: അറിയേണ്ടതെല്ലാം

Date :17-Feb-2020

നിശാന്ധത, പലർക്കും അധികം പരിചിതമല്ലാത്ത ഒരു അവസ്ഥയാണ്. മാലക്കണ്ണ് എന്നും ഇത് അറിയപ്പെടുന്നു. ഇരുട്ട് വീഴുമ്പോഴോ, വെളിച്ചം കുറയുമ്പോഴോ കാഴ്ച്ചയില്ലാതാവുക. ഇതിലെന്താണ് ഇത്ര പ്രത്യേകത? രാത്രിയിൽ ആർക്കും കണ്ണ് കാണില്ലല്ലോ

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നിങ്ങളുടെ കുട്ടിക്ക് കോങ്കണ്ണുണ്ടോ? ഞങ്ങൾ സഹായിക്കാം

Date :02-Dec-2019

കോങ്കണ്ണ് ആർക്കു വേണമെങ്കിലും വരാവുന്നതാണ്. കുട്ടികളുടെ കോങ്കണ്ണ് മാതാപിതാക്കളില്‍ ആശങ്കയുണര്‍ത്തുന്ന അവസ്ഥയാണ്. കണ്ണിലെ പേശികള്‍ക്കുണ്ടാകുന്ന അസന്തുലിതാവസ്ഥ കൊണ്ടോ പേശികളുടെ ഞരമ്പുകള്‍ക്കുണ്ടാകുന്ന വ്യതിയാനം

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ചെങ്കണ്ണ്: അറിയേണ്ടതെല്ലാം.

Date :19-Oct-2019

ചെങ്കണ്ണ് കേരളത്തിനു വളരെ പരിചിതമായ ഒരു രോഗമാണ്. മാരകമല്ലെങ്കിലും പിടിപെട്ടാല്‍ രണ്ടാഴ്ചയോളം തീര്‍ത്തും അസ്വസ്ഥമാകുന്ന അവസ്ഥയാണിത്. വിവിധ തരത്തില്‍ ചെങ്കണ്ണ് രോഗം പിടിപെടാമെങ്കിലും ചൂട് കാലത്ത് വരുന്ന ചെങ്കണ്ണിന്

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Cataract: Causes, Diagnosis & Treatment

Date :13-Sep-2019

What is cataract? Cataract is the clouding of the eye's natural lens, which affects vision. The condition is common in people aged above 40. The clouded or foggy vision can bring difficulty in reading, driving, and colours may appear less bright than they are. This condition makes the light from the sun or lamp too bright or glaring. What causes Cataract? The lens of our eyes functions like a camera lens; it focuses light onto the retina and makes our vision clear. It also adjusts the light helping us to see things clearly, which is near or far to us. The lens is made of protein and water

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What Can You Expect From Treatments Of Droopy Eyelids?

Date :22-Jul-2019

Droopy eyelids which are also known as ptosis occur due to stress, age, trauma, or various medical disorders. This condition can affect one or both the eyelids and is called unilateral ptosis and bilateral ptosis respectively. This condition can affect a person for some time or can get permanent in some cases. Some people get it from the time of their birth and the condition is called congenital ptosis. Some can develop this condition later in life as well, known as acquired ptosis. It’s a serious condition as droopy upper eyelids can reduce or even block one’s vision. However, th

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Lasik Surgery: Remove the spectacles

Date :19-Jul-2019

It’s time to bid goodbye to those boring glasses with advanced LASIK surgery. If you are tired of wearing glasses and you are looking for a permanent solution for your eyes, Lasik surgery is the one for you. Lasik is a refractive eye surgery which helps an individual to achieve a better vision.In general, Lasik surgery has a good track record. Most people have unparallel results post surgery. Well, some side effects like eye dryness or temporary vision problems are common but they last for a short period of time. What visions problems can be corrected by Lasik surgery? Lasik eye sur

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Correct Misaligned Eye With Squint Surgery

Date :19-Feb-2019

Squint is a visual disorder in which the eyes point in different directions and are misaligned. This misalignment may be intermittent or constant. A person with squint will typically have one eye fixated on objects of interest while the other eye turned in (esotropia), out (exotropia), up (hypertropia), or down (hypotropia). Causes The causes of squint include thyroid eye disease, high farsightedness, eye injuries, cataract, cranial nerve palsies, myasthenia gravis, and in some patients it may be caused by brain or birth problems. Treatment To correct strabismus in younger infants, early s

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