Contact Lens

Contact lenses are very thin and are placed directly on the surface of the eyes (cornea), which helps to improve vision. Contact lenses are made of plastics and are of two types, namely hard and soft contact lenses. They aid in correcting refractive vision problems such as myopia (nearsightedness), hyper myopia (farsightedness), astigmatism (distorted vision), and presbyopia (changes in the vision that occurs with age).

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Slept with my contacts on. Now, there is a white cloud blocking my vision. Help.

Query: Hello doctor,I slept with color contacts in my eyes and now I woke and took them out and there is a white cloud blocking my vision.  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A photograph would have been very helpful for making a diagnosis. It is never advisable to sleep with your contacts. Here is the possibility of your situation: Epithelial edema - In this case, remove and stop wearing your contacts for one month. Start Hypersol eye...  Read Full »

Is there any treatment for my son to get back the iris in his eyes?

Query: Hi doctor, My son has a genetic problem. Many doctors that we consulted say that he does not have irises in his eyes. He is only 14 months old. Is there any treatment? I also face the same problem.  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think he has aniridia. I am sorry, but there is no permanent cure for this. But yes, you can try cosmetic contact lens, which will decrease photophobia. If his retina is fine, then this will help him. Regards. For more information consult an eye care ophth...  Read Full »

I have myopia. What can I do to reduce power and quit glasses completely?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old boy and I have myopia (2.5 approximately in both the eyes) and I am wearing glasses since two and a half years. Now, I am thinking to quit glasses. What best can I do to reduce the power and quit glasses completely?  Read Full »


Dr. Bhavna

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Myopia is a refractive error. The change in your refractive correction should be checked every six months to note any progression/improvement. Even a fundus examination is necessary. The refractive correction needed can be given either via spectacles or contact lens...  Read Full »

What do my eye reports reveal and what can be the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor,I want to discuss my reports with the ophthalmologist. I have uploaded all the copies.  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen all the attachments (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The third picture has not been uploaded completely but from the first two pictures all that I can make out are: In the left eye, you have frank keratoconus with both keratometry...  Read Full »

Why am I facing dry eyes and irritation for the last five years?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old male. I have dry eyes and irritation since the last five years, especially when I wake up in the mornings. I consulted with an eye care specialist, but they found nothing wrong. My sugar levels were checked five times, and it came back normal all the times, except fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dryness of the eyes is a very common condition these days due to excessive use of mobile phones, television, and laptop. There is no permanent treatment for dryness. It may be normal if it persists for a few days. But, it might continue for a longer time, due to a cha...  Read Full »

Can I use contact lenses of power less than my glasses power?

Query: Hello doctor, I have attached my glasses prescription with this. However, I have been using contact lenses with less power than my prescription glasses. Can you suggest the contact lens I can use with a power of -2 D spherical and -0.75 Dcylindrical in both eyes? Kindly suggest. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You have astigmatism of -0.75D cylindrical in both eyes. The tear film underneath the contact lenses usually takes care of neutralizing astigmatism. Also, contact lenses are mainly prescribed with less than the glass's power. You can use -2.0 D...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to replace IOL even after cataract surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent cataract surgeries in both eyes when I was 17 years old. I am now 31. Two years ago, my right eye lOL was dislocated. Hence, I discussed this with an eye doctor who advised me to perform the surgery again. The surgery was done, and the old IOL in the right eye was remo...  Read Full »


Dr. Shikha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, as you grow, the eyeball size also grows. You have undergone cataract surgery at quite a young age. It is only at that time it is usually told that a repeat surgery may be required in terms of lens exchange. The single piece and three pieces are only rela...  Read Full »

Is my nystagmus treatable?

Query: Hi doctor, I am blind in my left eye, and I have nystagmus in my right eye. What are the options for nystagmus?  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are multiple options available for nystagmus like medicine, surgery, etc. Nystagmus is usually bilateral, there are only few nystagmus that affects a single eye. The treatment depends on the type of nystagmus. Kindly share a video of your eye movement, so ...  Read Full »

Can you please help me convert my eye power for contact lenses?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a power of 4.00 SPH, cylinder 0.50, an axis of 180 on OD, and a power of 3.75, cylinder 0.50, and axis OD 165 on OS. What type of contact lenses should I choose? What should be the power of the contact lenses? Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I would suggest a contact lens power of -4 in OD and -3.75 OS, the same as your spherical glass power. So buy Spherical contact lenses with the power mentioned above. The cylinder is insignificant when converting glass power to a contact len...  Read Full »

Is it possible to correct my short-sightedness with a laser?

Query: Hi doctor, I have undergone trab surgery for glaucoma nine years back. I did not have short-sightedness before the surgery. But after the surgery, I had to use glasses. Presently, I am having a power of around six for the lens. Is there anything that can be done to control this short sight? Is ther...  Read Full »


Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think short sight cannot be controlled. But, you can do LASIK if all the requirements are set for your eyes. For further queries consult an eye care ophthalmologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/eye-care-ophthalmologist  Read Full »

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