Eye Checkup

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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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 that I...  Read Full »

My baby is suffering from headaches for a month now. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,My baby has been complaining of headaches for more than a month now. It is on both sides of her eyes, and it aggravates in the morning when she wakes up and at night when she lies down. We have got the following tests done for her: 1. MRI. 2. Blood tests for iron, vitamin B12, vitamin D...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.As per your description, this seems to be a migraine. However, vision defects may also cause the above complaints. It is best to get the child evaluated for any vision defects and get the appropriate glasses made for the same. If no vision defects are noted, it would be ...  Read Full »

My daughter got hit above the eye 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: Get an x-ray of the frontotemporal region o...  Read Full »

My eye feels sore even after three days of the accident. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I was hit by a rock while using a lawn mower. The rock hit my eyelid and thumped my eye pretty hard. I always wear eye protection but had removed them as the sun was going down. I have no vision changes and was actually seen by my optometrist after the incident. My question is, is it...  Read Full »


Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is normal to feel pain if you have experienced trauma. There are two manifestations of trauma. The early manifestations being usually in the form of a bruise over the skin, subconjunctival hemorrhage, an abrasion over epithelium or frank perforation. Two to t...  Read Full »

How to reduce the residual refractive error after three months of Lasix and cxl?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently got LASIK and CXL in one eye, and Epi-LASIK for the other eye. The Epil-LASIK was done a month back. My vision is 6/18 with -2.5 in Epi-LASIK treated eye and 0.5 in LASIK treated eye. The enhancement was not possible as my cornea thickness was low. Can I use spectacles? Some...  Read Full »


Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can use glasses for residual refractive errors. Diplopia is common above 2 diopter difference. However, it may not be the case in every patient. Some people can tolerate larger differences as well. Also, using contact lenses is an option. You can use it in one eye or ...  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 ophthalmologist...  Read Full »

How to overcome eye strain caused by the overuse of computers?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old woman, and I have tested 20/20 vision all my life. I believe I am experiencing eye strain from overuse of computer, but unfortunately, I cannot cut down on my computer use because it is integral to my profession. My symptom is a slightly blurry vision, which begins...  Read Full »


Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A 20/20 vision does not rule out a refractive error. A lot of people have small numbers or latent hyperopia. This usually can be made to manifest by cycloplegic refraction or by fogging. Small errors may need to be corrected if you use computers for a longer time. Also...  Read Full »

How to manage hard macular drusen?

Query: Hello doctor, Two years ago, I was diagnosed with mild hard macular drusen. As of last week, my doctor suggested treatment has been AREDS 2 eye vitamins, healthy eating, and cardio exercise. I have started everything along with my regular vitamins. I do not smoke or drink, and I do not have a fam...  Read Full »


Dr. Shikha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your explanation, I can tell you have a dry variant of ARMD (age-related macular degeneration). This is an age-related change, and your treatment is going fine. This is the treatment recommended for this disease. No other treatment has come till date for this...  Read Full »

My eyelids seems to droop even when I am in a relaxed state. Is it due to ptosis?

Query: Hi doctor, From the past 12 months, my eyelids seem to droop when in a normal or relaxed state. It takes an effort to perform any kind of activity. I am doing eye exercises, but their effects are temporary. My eyelids close even more often after I use mobile or laptop. Could it be ptosis? If yes, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your photos very carefully (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is no significant ptosis in your eyes. Recently acquired ptosis, which worsens with efforts, is suggestive of myasthenia gravis. I would recommend you to consult a local...  Read Full »

I see signs of an unnatural entity trying to say something. Can I have OCD?

Query: Hi doctor, I have supernatural symptoms, and I see some signs, which seems like an unnatural entity is trying to say something to me. For example, I see something written on roads and also see lights like fireflies of blue, golden, and red color, which coincides with my life. I have an OCD problem, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I need more details before commenting on the diagnosis. You have mentioned that some unnatural thing is trying to say something to you. Do you have the awareness that these thoughts are in your head only or do these thoughts appear in ...  Read Full »

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