21Aug, 2018

Ocular migraine

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Ocular migraines affect the retina in your eye. Also known as visual, retinal, ophthalmic, or monocular (one eye) migraines, this is a rare disorder and is known to affect 1 in every 200 people suffering from migraines. The prevalence rate of the disease is 45.69%. It mostly affects people in the age group of 20 to 40. Symptoms Common symptoms found in patients suffering from ocular migraines include loss of vision in one eye for about an hour, along or after headache. People who have regular migraines can have flashes […]
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18Aug, 2018

Eye Emergencies

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Eye emergency is any condition, infection or injury to the eye that needs immediate treatment and attention. Eye emergencies can be different for everybody. But generally, it is an emergency when there is bleeding or discharge from around the eye. If there is a bruised eye, decreased vision, double vision, you also have eye pain and headache for a longer period of time, do not take it lightly and consult a doctor. Sometimes one may also have itchy eyes; it can also be due to chemical exposure. In severe cases, […]
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8Aug, 2018

Glaucoma

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Glaucoma is an eye condition where your optic nerve gets damaged. It happens because of pressure in the eye nerves. The prevalence rate is 2.65%. It affects people of age group 40 and above. Glaucoma is found mostly in old aged people. Glaucoma occurs simultaneously in both the eyes, though the effect may differ in each. Symptoms A person suffering from glaucoma might have these symptoms: One can have a hazy or blurred vision. There can also be an appearance of rainbow-colored circles when around bright lights. Other common symptoms […]
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6Aug, 2018

Crossed Eye

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Crossed eye, also known as Strabismus, is a disorder in which the eyes do not look together at an object, at the same time. People suffering from this condition have a problem with the eye muscles or with the brain where the signals are processed. The prevalence rate is about 2.5%. It can be spotted during infancy itself and is common in young children. Strabismus is of two types – intermittent or constant. The intermittent strabismus occurs during some part of the day, such as when the eye muscles are […]
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2Aug, 2018

Nearsightedness (Myopia)

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Myopia, commonly known as nearsightedness, is a refractive error which makes it difficult to focus on far away subjects. People suffering from nearsightedness can see objects close to them clearly and see far away objects blurry. The prevalence rate of the disease is 34.60%. People in the age group of 20 to 40 are mostly affected by this disease. Symptoms A person suffering from myopia cannot see objects such as chalk board and road signs that are far away clearly. There is a persistent need to squint eyes to see […]
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19Jul, 2018

Know about Eye burning!

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Eye burning when accompanied by itching and discharge is usually a sign of an eye infection. It can occur to people of all age groups. Symptoms To determine the common symptoms of eye burning, notice if your eye appears red or pink, if eyelids are swollen, there is deposit of crusts around the corner of the eye upon waking up and difficulty in opening the eye in morning due to the discharge. One might also have watery eyes, sensitivity to light, a green or yellow coloured discharge leaking from the […]
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17Jul, 2018

Red eyes and itchy too, it may be Conjunctivitis!

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Pink eye, commonly known as conjunctivitis, is the swelling or redness of conjunctiva. It is a clear membrane that turns red and itchy during any viral or bacterial infection. The prevalence rate is about 7.50%. It mostly affects young adults of age group 20 and above. Pink eye conjunctivitis causes pain, watering, irritation and can rarely also affect your vision. Symptoms Symptoms of  pink eye conjunctivitis are redness in white part of the eye or the inner eyelid, increased amount of tears, itchy eyes and burning in the eyes. Other […]
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4Jul, 2018

Watery Eyes

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A watery eye is a condition where too many tears are produced or when the tears cannot drain away properly. The prevalence rate of the disease is 8.60%. Any person can have watery eyes; it is not an age specific condition built mostly occurs in babies and people of the age group 60 and above. Causes There can be numerous causes of watery eyes, including problems in the eye glands that secrete an oily substance,which keeps the eyes lubricated. Sometimes the glands do not function properly, resulting in dry patches […]
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24Mar, 2017

7 Tips That Will Protect Your Eyes in Summers

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You’ve got your sunglasses and sunscreen ready, but that’s not enough for your eyes at least. Did you know, constant sun exposure increases the risk of developing a cataract? And while your skin could protect itself against the harmful UV radiations by producing melanin, eyes have no way of developing similar tolerance!
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