High Eye Power

High eye power, also known as high myopia, is a pathological condition. The person with high power will not be able to spot far-away objects due to degenerative changes in the back of the eye. This pathological myopia affects vision and is not corrected by contact lenses or glasses.

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Why am I seeing halos after getting the LASIK surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had a LASIK surgery last year for specs removal because my spectacles' power was too high 8.75 in right and 7.25 in the left eye. But after that again my eye power reversed back in less than one year right 1.50 and left .50. But now last two months I had faced a problem just li...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The haloes or glare can happen in some patient's after undergoing LASIK surgery. This may reduce after wearing antiglare glasses and lubricating eyedrops. Regarding corneal weakness, I would suggest Pentacam test to assess corneal thic...  Read Full »

I am 25 years old and have eye power, which is 12 on one side and 14 on the other. Will the power increase with age and cause blindness?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 25 years old, and the power in my eyes is high. It is 12 in one eye and 14 in the other eye. Will the power increase with age, and will I go blind? Is it possible to avoid blindness? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You have high myopia. It is usually axial myopia, where the eyeball size increases. The retina, which is the innermost layer of the eye is inelastic, and it becomes thin and weak if the eyeball size increases. This retinal weakness, or thin...  Read Full »

I use glasses but still have difficulty in reading. How to solve this?

Query: Dear doctor, I am 33 years old and I am using glasses for the last two years. My glasses numbers are right side is 3.5 and the left side is 1 but it is difficult to read books or newspaper. Can you help me? What can I do to solve the problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There could be two things that can cause a difficulty with your reading vision. Firstly, you could have developed premature presbyopia and although this is less likely given your young age, this condition is on the rise nowadays. In this condition, you will find it ...  Read Full »

Why are my new glasses giving me a headache?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old male. This is the fourth time I am changing my spectacles. But this time, the spectacles are hurting my ears and my right eye. And I also have a headache. What do I do?  Read Full »


Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the history, it seems that you are having a refractive error with frequent change of spectacles. The probable cause for your headache is the change in the refractive error. I advise you to undergo refraction testing and change your spectacles according to the ...  Read Full »

If I do not wear spectacles for an hour,will it increase my eye power?

Query: Hello Doctor, If I do not wear spectacles for an hour everyday, will it increase my eye power or damage my eyes?  Read Full »


Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your history. Ideally speaking spectacles should be worn always. However, not wearing spectacles for one hour will not cause much increase in eye power. Hence no need to worry. But make sure you do not forget to wear your spectacles and do not st...  Read Full »

My son has ROP in both eyes. What precautions should I take for his eyesight?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 2 years old and has ROP issue in both eyes. The left eye is lasered and has -5 number. And the right eye has -1 number. I am very worried. Kindly suggest what I should do. And what precaution should I take to keep his eyes healthy?  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Give your child glasses. Get his eyesight checked with glasses. If there is any amblyopia, I suggest you start patching therapy. His power will increase with an increase in age. Power usually becomes stable at the age of 18 to 21 years. I am sorry, but there is no m...  Read Full »

Does a two year old with eye power need to wear glasses?

Query: Hello doctor, My two year old son has eye power. Right S C A -1.50 -1.00 169 -1.50 -1.00. 171 -1.50 -1.00. 171 -1.50. -1.00. 171. Left S C A 2.00. 0.75. 149 1.75. 0.75. 140 1.75. 0.75. 139 1.75. 0.75. 140 Does he need glasses? Which type of eye power? Will his number reduce when he grows? He squints...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The retinoscopy that has been done is the final refractive error. The automatic refractometer readings that you have mentioned are in negative but retinoscopy that has been mentioned i...  Read Full »

Why does my daughter who is already using glasses have increase in power within months?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter, who is around 11 years old, uses glasses of power -3 and 0.5 cylinders, but recently the optician said that her power has increased to -4.5 and cylinder to 2.5. What could be the reason for this sudden increase in power? Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. There is a significant increase in the power than the previous power within months interval, possibly due to a condition called progressive myopia. I would suggest getting an eye check-up from an ophthalmologist. Thank you.  Read Full »

What are the chances of child having myopia if one parent has the same?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an eye power of -4 in both the eyes since school days. We are expecting our first child. Are there chances of similar eye problem in our child?  Read Full »


Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are having myopia of -4 dioptres in both the eyes since school days. The treatment for this condition includes: Use of spectacles. Use of contact lenses Laser refractive surgeries like LASIK. Refractive errors of more than -6 dioptres is called patholog...  Read Full »

My eye power is high. Please guide me with any solution.

Query: Dear Doctor, My eye power is very high. re sph 4.25 cycl 4.75 axis 180. le sph 5.25 cycl 3.50 axis is 10. Weight 60 kg, Age 19 years, male, height 6 feet, vegetarian. Guide me with any solution.  Read Full »


Dr. N. Sathian

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since you are 19 years old, we need to see whether your power has stabilised. If so, we can reduce your refractive power either through LASIK¬†(laser eye surgery/laser vision correction) or through ICL implantation (Implantable Collamer Lens), based on your eye's fitness ...  Read Full »

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