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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What can cause blurry image, itchy eyes, and headache?
Query: Hi doctor,I have been having lots of trouble with my eyes lately. Reading glasses are not helping me. Everything has begun to get blurred. I have noticed that I have been rubbing my eyes a lot and I have been getting headaches. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Actually, there are many causes of decreased vision and itching for which you need to rub your eyes.Please answer a few questions. Since how long you are using glasses? When you had your last refraction?Do you have any eye allergy, itching, watering or redness that get wo... Read Full »
Is there a way to treat color blindness with medicines?
Query: Hello doctor, Six years ago, I noticed that I have color blindness. Can this be corrected? Or will it remain forever? If correction is possible then how can it be? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Color blindness is of two types, congenital and acquired.The congenital one is present from birth and can be noticed in adult life. There is no treatment for this type of color blindness.The acquired type is seen in diseases affecting the optic nerve and the treatment ... Read Full »
I am concerned because I find it difficult to drive back home after an eye examination. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I am an 87-year-old and feel very vulnerable. I had an eye exam recently and am a little concerned. My question is regarding the length of time it takes for the dilation of eyes to wear off. I got that part of the examination done by afternoon and drove home feeling blind, with sunglas... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand the inconvenience. There is no research going on to develop a medicine to cut off the time of dilatation. We usually ask patients to wear sunglasses to see or drive in sunlight. We also request bringing an attendant on the day of dilatation so that the... Read Full »
I am taking Amlodipine for BP. Do I need to change the medication?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 30 years old. My BP is 180/90 mm Hg. After consulting a physician I am taking tablet Amlong 5 mg one full in the morning and half in the night. Post using this tablet my BP is 120/80 and sometimes shoots up to 140/80. I am on this medication for the past two years. I got a complete r... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. BP (blood pressure) of 180/90 in spite of using tablet Amlong (Amlodipine) is not acceptable. Presently, there is no need to change the medicine. Just increase the doseof tablet Amlong to 10mg twice a day. Recheck your BP after two weeks. Tablet Amlong use in some pe... 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 »
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. ... Read Full »
I suffer from mild corectopia. Will watching television and computer for a long time worsen it?
Query: Hi doctor,I have just discovered that I have mild corectopia. More tests are being done to find out what the cause is and what the treatment should be. My question is, will television and computer screens make the condition worse or have no effect? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Corectopia is a genetic condition of the eye. But it is not the reason for your eye strain in front of a computer screen. To reduce strain, first, recheck your glasses. Then follow these rules, 1. Work in a well-lighted environment. 2. The main light should come from... Read Full »
How will the doctor identify my lazy eye vision percentage?
Query: Hi doctor, Other than the Snellen chart method, how doctors will check the vision of a person? I am a lazy eye person with low vision. How will the doctor identify my vision percentage? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are many methods to check vision, according to the age of the patient. It is different for preverbal or verbal children and for adults. Many types of vision charts available. Snellen chart is one of them. There are ETDRS chart early treatment for diabetic retin... Read Full »
Why is my vision blurred after an eye injury?
Query: Hi doctor, Two days back, I got a hit in my eye with a ball. Still, it is paining with blurred image. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After trauma with the ball, there could be many things that can cause blurring. It could be a simple eyelid swelling or small abrasion on the cornea, the front transparent surface of the eye. Other causes may be inflammation in the eye or blood inside the eye ca... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, Can color blindness gets generated by means of other issue or problem except birth? Is there any remedy for it? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, there are other causes in which color vision could get affected other than congenital or birth causes. Optic nerve damage manifest with abnormal color vision. There may me optic neuritis (inflammation of optic nerve most commonly related to multiple sclerosis)... 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 »
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... Read Full »