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Eye testing should be done for children at a very early age of six months which consecutive check-ups should follow at the age of three and five or six years. Pupil response testing analyses the pupil for opening and closing with light. Fixate and follow looks for the fixing and following of an object with the movement of light. Preferential looking assesses the vision capabilities with the help of a blank and stripped card.

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My headache feels like it squeezes my head above the eyes. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a headache that seems to be squeezing my head right above the eyes. It happened yesterday after completing my work. I tried to sleep at that time but I am not able to sleep. I am using eyeglasses and I am not sure whether these two are related.   Read Full »


Dr. Seyedaidin Sajedi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether you have this headache for the first time. Please mention its onset whether it seems to increase gradually or it seems to be a thunderclap headache. Please mention whether you have a fever or nasal discharge in the past few days.   Read Full »

I see a black dot which does not move on rubbing my eyes. What it is?

Query: Hello doctor, I see a black dot that has not gone away since yesterday does not move when I rub my eye or blink. It is more significant than floaters I usually see. It seems to move when I jiggle my eye a lot and moves slowly down after I shake my eye.  Read Full »


Dr. Souhad Abdulhalim Lawand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The fact that it is moving confirms that is also a floater but maybe newly acquired. Your age does not seem to put you in any danger of systemic diseases unless there is a family history of some genetic diseases. Marijuana does not seem to be the cause either. Howeve...  Read Full »

My son has a nearsighted prescription. Will it increase?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 5.5 years old, and he has been diagnosed with spherical powers of -3.5 and -4.0 in both eyes respectively. I am tensed considering his age. The local doctors say that the power will increase with age. How much would it increase? And are there any means to control it?  Read Full »


Dr. Chandrashekhar Kale

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your child has myopia and usually, minus spherical number increases with body growth and age. However, it is very difficult to predict how much it will increase nor are there any means to prevent it. He needs to wear his glasses constantly for maximum visual improvemen...  Read Full »

Is it okay for 3-month-old baby to have undeveloped vision?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is three months old now. We got her examined by an eye specialist this week, but the doctor said that her vision is not yet developed, so she cannot see or differentiate colors. As per the doctor's examination, my daughter's eyeballs, retina, etc., are fine, but the eyeball lin...  Read Full »


Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. What are the symptoms that the child has? Does she have nystagmus or oscillating movements of the eye? Does the child grab the toys presented to her? Is the size of her eyes smaller than usual or cross-eyed or squint? Was only a routine exami...  Read Full »

My intraocular pressure is 20 to 24 mmHg. Is it glaucoma?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 39 years old. My ocular pressure has been measured three times within the last month and values vary from 20 to 24 mmHg. The field vision test is fine. OCT shows some damage to the RNFL. Do I have glaucoma? What treatment do you suggest?  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, we can still keep you in the category of 'glaucoma suspect' rather than labeling you with the diagnosis of glaucoma. The most sensitive and specific test for glaucoma is the field test. If field test is normal, then we cannot label you as glaucoma pati...  Read Full »

My daughter got hit between eyebrow and temple. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter got hit in the head with a wooden swing by my other child. It hit above the eye between eyebrow and temple. She is acting fine. It is very swollen and bruised, like a very large goose egg. Do you think that calls for a trip to the doctor or just more ice packs? It has been abo...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As it is an injury around the eye, it may cause congestion in the eyes and secondary infection as well. She also needs analgesics. It is not a small injury to be treated only by ice packs. I suggest you try doing the following: 1. Get an x-ray of the frontotemporal region...  Read Full »

I have reduced vision, red eyes, headache, and severe pain and pressure in the left back side of my head. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have reduced vision, red eyes, and headache and have been experiencing this severe pain and pressure in the left back side of my head. It all started three years ago after I went to a bar with friends and had too much of a hot alcoholic drink. It feels like the pain is in my head, but i...  Read Full »


Dr. Sheikh Zubair Abdul Razzak

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I am glad that your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) and glaucoma test all came out well. Your complaints are related to near work, like working on your phone, PC, etc. First, you should get your eyesight tested for any refractive errors. Seco...  Read Full »

I see some floating wavy things and a few spots in my eyes. What are they?

Query: Hello doctor, I see some floating wavy things in my eyes. They look like waves, and sometimes there are one or few spots that look solid. What are they? I have been to an optometrist for a retinal scan the other month and they did not find anything wrong. Maybe they missed something. Also, I got the...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The red wavy lines are blood vessels that are present in all eyes and are important for the survival of the eye. These vessels provide nutrition to the eyes so do not worry about them. Regarding the dots, I am not very sure which dot are y...  Read Full »

I have had something stuck in my eye causing discomfort. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I feel like I have had something stuck in my eye on one side for over a week now. I feel it when I blink or my eyes shut. I see a speck in the white part of my eyeball and that is where I feel the discomfort. I woke up with this one morning and I often use exfoliating face wash. I went to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rasmi Abo Touk Rifai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry there is nothing dangerous. I do not know whether the first doctor you consulted is an ophthalmologist because he just asked you and determined it was a corneal ulcer. I do not think that you have a corneal ulcer because it is not a symptom of an ulcer. ...  Read Full »

I was prescribed Lumigan for normal tension glaucoma. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 62-year-old male who went for a regular eye checkup. The doctor asked to perform 3D disc topography. According to the report, he said that typical tension glaucoma may be the cause, but he was unsure and asked to see an eye specialist. He prescribed Lumigan eyedrop and said onc...  Read Full »


Dr. Shikha Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. You had OCT (optical coherence tomography) ganglion cells which are also suspicious. Is there any family history of glaucoma? Are you diabetic, hypertensive, or have any other systemic illness? Any history of chronic...  Read Full »

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