Eye Examination

A series of tests are done to assess vision and the ability to focus during an eye examination. It usually consists of an external eye examination, visual acuity, pupil function, extraocular muscle motility, visual fields, intraocular pressure, and analysis of retina after dilating the pupil.

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My optometrist referred me to a neurologist because I see flashes in my eyes. Please suggest something.

Query: Hello doctor,I went to my optometrist three weeks ago because of flashes in the side and upper part of my eye. He dilated my eyes, but nothing was found. So he sent me to a neurologist, and sometimes my head hurts daily. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.A jelly-like substance in the eye called vitreous humor starts to liquefy with age, and you might see floaters. I suggest you consult an ophthalmologist immediately if the floaters increase, there is decreased vision, or you see flashes of light. These are the signs of r...  Read Full »

Is there a simple explanation for why I have irregularly shaped pupils?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20 year old female. I weigh 50 kg, and my height is 5'2". My only prescription medication is birth control. I have irregularly shaped pupils, and one is bigger than the other. I noticed this over a week ago, and they have remained the same. Should I be worried? Is there a simple...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This difference in pupil size is known as anisocoria. There are many causes for anisocoria like the unilateral use of dilating eye drops, Horner's syndrome (disrupted nerve pathway from the brain to face and eye), Adie's pupil (dilated pupil), etc. Kindly consult your ...  Read Full »

Can diabetes be the cause behind my lethargy and heart palpitations?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 70 year old lady. Over 10 years, I am diabetic. My fasting sugar is 160 and PP 200. I do not have any other complications. I am feeling tired due to insufficient blood. I am having heart palpitations on and off due to insufficient blood. Currently, I am taking Voglinorm 0.3, Jal...  Read Full »


Dr. Gupta Ankush Dhaniram

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had a look at your test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). First of all congratulations for maintaining your body weight and keeping the blood sugar under control. As I always say if you can control your weight and diet, then you can control y...  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 that I...  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 »

Having Lazy eye with vision problem. How can the vision be improved?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 30 years old and is having Lazy eye with vision problem, in her left eye. It is not squint. The other eye is having normal vision. How can the vision be improved?  Read Full »


Dr. Abhishek Onkar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Lazy eye, without squint could lead to the following possibilities: 1. Amblyopia. 2.Retinal problem. 3. Neurological problem. I would advice you to: Take an ophthalmic consultation with full ophthalmic examination. Refraction test. Fundus examination. ...  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 »

How to cure the squint in my eyes after I started wearing glasses?

Query: Hi doctor, I have squint eyes, please check the attached picture. I am 24 years old, and I started wearing glasses when I was 16. I do not think I had squint before I started wearing glasses. Please suggest some exercise to reduce squint or tell me what will be best for me. I have -3 power with cyli...  Read Full »


Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Considering that you have a refractive error with cylindrical power, you can get corneal topography done. -3 is a moderate refractive error. Convergence exercises (pencil push ups) can be tried. The photographs uploaded (attachment removed to protect patient identity...  Read Full »

While going downstairs, my sister suffers from a focusing issue. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My sister is 27 years old. She has normal IOPs, right eye 11 and left eye 13. She has had problems with focusing while going down in the stairs. She went for an eye test, and her fields are attached. Our maternal grandmother has open angle glaucoma. There is no other relevant family hi...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The visual field is suggestive of congruous homonymous inferior quadrantanopia (pie on the floor), visual field defect in a limited quadrant. This is indicative of neurological problem most likely in the parietal lobe of the brain. I would advise MRI brain and urgent...  Read Full »

My son gets a feeling of vomiting during car travel. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient is 9 years old. When he gets in a car, he will get hot flashes, shortness of breath, and vomit. His pediatrician says it is motion sickness, but we had traveled a lot before and had no issues. Even he likes amusement rides as well. He has complained of a spot on his head hurti...  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Like your doctor said it could be motion sickness, which happens with closed vehicles like cars. If your child has asthma or ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder), then it could be like he feels suffocate within the closed spaces. It could be habitual also. S...  Read Full »

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