Blinking

The rapid closing of the eyelid is called blinking. Blinking is essential for the tears to spread across the eye surface and to remove irritants. It keeps the eye from drying out.

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Can glasses be used for watering from eyes while using mobile?

Query: Hello doctor, Water is coming from my eyes when I use mobile. Can you suggest me glasses?  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should try to minimize mobile screen time. Secondly, try to make habit of eye blinking at the regular interval because while seeing screen we stare and do not blink that much. That is why the eye gets dry and to compensate that, your eyes start producing excessive t...  Read Full »

My 2.8 year old son is blinking his eyes often. What might be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 2.8 years old, sometimes he is blinking eyes often, the first incident occurred two weeks back, and today he is doing that, what might be the reason?  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the situation you are facing with your child. Most of the times, it is normal for this age group children to have such habits or mannerisms. If your child also has any other associated symptoms like not attentive while playing or in playschool, losing aw...  Read Full »

Why does my eye blink when I move my jaws?

Query: Hi doctor,My right eye automatically starts to blink whenever I used to eat something or do movements from my mouth. I checked with a doctor a few years back, they did not give me any sort of appropriate results for that. My parents also checked with some doctor in childhood and never got any result...  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The condition that you are describing here closely resembles a condition called Marcus gunn jaw winking. This causes a drooping of the affected eyelid with such movements of the eyelids on jaw movements. The cause for such movements is due to various factors, the ner...  Read Full »

Why do my eyes hurt after staring at a computer for 30 minutes?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a programmer, and I use the computer for 12 hours every day. My eyes start hurting after 30 minutes of staring at the computer. I do not have any vision issues, apart from the pain that I feel.  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Prolonged working on laptop, TV, mobile, or even studying, can cause computer vision syndrome. Computer vision syndrome is a condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer or other display device for uninterrupted periods of time. Some symptoms of CVS include...  Read Full »

Suffering from eye strain with mild headache around eyes. What is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 39 years old. In postal department, I am working continuously with computer from 9 AM to 6 PM daily. For the last three months, I have been suffering from eye strain with mild headache around the eyes (near eyebrows). Almost the whole day I am feeling the pressure on my eyes. Somet...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your doctor has diagnosed it correctly. It is computer vision syndrome (CVS). Treatment includes blink, blink and blink a lot. Do cold compresses. Do not use Tobramycin. Take rest for five minutes after every two hours of work. Use antiglare glasses. Continue Refresh ...  Read Full »

Do you have any suggestion for vision-related tinnitus?

Query: Hi doctor, I have vision-related tinnitus. I have been nearsighted for a while. Approximately, three months ago, I went to see a speaker, sat in the back and ended up looking at him out-of-focus for an hour. The next day, my ears started ringing. Looking at my computer tends to make it louder. I hav...  Read Full »


Dr. David J Mathew

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From what you have described, you have tinnitus that gets exacerbated on looking at the computer screen. There is no established connection between looking at a bright object and worsening of tinnitus, though there may be isolated reports. Tinnitus is usually caused...  Read Full »

Should I wear zero power glasses while using laptop?

Query: Hi doctor, My eyes are 20/20. I am a coder and have to sit 16 hours in front of the laptop. Should I wear glasses of zero number while using laptop? Please suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq.com. It is great you having good vision without glasses. There is no need to wear glasses while using laptop. The most common problem that people encounter while using digital screens for a long time is dry eyes. Because, they keep staring at the screen and do not blink at...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for constant dull pain in head and neck?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been getting a sudden radiating pain like a wave from the back of the head up to the forehead. It is worse on right side and radiates to left side. It comes suddenly and is dull, but about 7/10 in pain scale. It goes away almost as fast as it starts. It happens multiple times a day...  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti Mishra

Fitness Expert, Nutritionist, Physiotherapist, Yoga Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your complaint, physical structure of the body and workstation type, you are having a very sedentary lifestyle. I think there might be ergonomically raised causes for your symptoms. Long hours of sitting at your job might have put a lot of pressure over your ...  Read Full »

My son has to blink consciously as he feels it is not automatic. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, This is regarding my 16 years old son. He is currently in class 10 and giving his board exams. He is academically oriented, has been always good in studies and wants to maintain his good image in front of his peers and teachers. Since last two months, he is having a few problems as fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

Andrologist, General Practitioner, Geriatrician, Psychiatrist, Psychologist Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Sexologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concerns. From the available description I do not think it is serious problem and diverting attention from the areas of concern should be the prime strategy. In case the simple measures of diverting attention do not help him I feel se...  Read Full »

Why has the automatic blinking stopped in my child?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 16 years old. He is myopic with the approximate power in left eye being -5.5 spherical and cylindrical - 0.5, right eye being -6 spherical and cylindrical - 0.75. Since the last few days (4 to 5 days) he is facing a problem in his eyes. He feels his automatic blinking has st...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, we have to take care of itching and watering, and for that, you have to start Moxifloxacin eye drop four times a day for five days and Refresh Liquigel eye drop (Carboxymethylcellulose sodium) six to eight times a day. It can be continued for a long time a...  Read Full »

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