My son is 8.11 years old. He had an eye injury one week before, which caused left eye corneal epithelial defect (3 mm, no infiltrate). He was adviced for constant use of single vision white glass. His reports are,
Right eye (SPH=+0.00), (CYL=+0.75), (AXIS=95), (VISION=6/6).
Left eye (SPH=+0.00), (CYL=+0.25), (AXIS=90), (VISION=6/6).
Does he need to wear glasses? Or eating a carrot, beetroot will help him to be normal?
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I understand your concerns and have gone through your son's eye records. I can confirm that the power given cannot be reversed by eating carrots and vitamins. This type of power is called a cylindrical power, and if he does not wear the glasses, he can develop weakness of his optic nerve in the long run, along with short term effects like blurred vision and headache.
A drug called Low-dose Atropine in a way can be used to control eye power in children and halt progression but it is only tested in minus powers and not in plus powers. My suggestion is to advise him to wear glasses regularly and follow-up with the ophthalmologist every six months. I hope this helps you.
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