High Eye Power

High eye power is seen in pathological myopia, where an individual cannot focus far away things due to degenerative changes to the back of the eye. It may affect the eyesight, which cannot be corrected using glasses or contact lenses. High eye power of more than -6.00D is a risk factor for developing posterior vitreous detachment, retinal detachment, glaucoma, and cataract.

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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. Dada Peer 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 th...  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. Dada Peer 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 »

Is there any possibility of reducing eye power without using glasses?

Query: Hi doctor,I have -1.75 power in my right eye and the left eye is normal. Is there any possibility to reduce the power without glass? Can I reduce my eye power by doing any eye exercise and taking vitamin rich foods?  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no medication or food for improving eyesight or to get rid of glasses. If not interested in glasses then you can try contact lens or LASIK laser surgery. As your age is now 24 years, your number will not increase now whether you wear glasses or not as number be...  Read Full »

Are contact lenses better than wearing glasses?

Query: Hi doctor, My eye power is -5 on the left eye and -6 on the right eye. My doctor prescribed me glasses, but the glass is big. So, I avoided wearing glasses for a year. Will it cause any problem to the eyes? I do not like to wear glasses. I am thinking about contact lens. Please suggest me. What I...  Read Full »


Dr. David J Mathew

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your power is - 5 and - 6, then your vision will be very poor for distant objects. In order to see things which are not near, you will have to wear glasses. Contact lenses are also fine if you do not have dry eye or allergic conjunctivitis. Your treating eye doctor...  Read Full »

Are specs needed for cylindrical power of 1 and 1. 25?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 5 years old. His doctor told that he has a cylindrical power of 1 and 1.25. He also said that his muscle power is weak. Is it a must to wear eyeglasses?  Read Full »


Dr. Shikha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern regarding your child. Yes, he definitely has to use glasses as you said that your child is having cylindrical power in both eyes. If he will not use glasses, then he will keep on complaining of headache and keep on squeezing his eyes, whic...  Read Full »

Why is the visual acuity higher in my right eye?

Query: Hi doctor, I had LASIK at the age of 26 and had 20/15 vision after the procedure. I had -4.5 R and 5.25 L before the surgery. I am now 31 and have developed some slight myopia (R - 0.25 and L - 0.50) and astigmatism. One thing I have always noticed was that both before LASIK and now, my left eye alw...  Read Full »


Dr. Anand

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com.  It is common to have different power in both eyes. Also, different vision in both eyes. This is because of difference in optical properties of both eyes. In your case, the power of both the eyes is different. Higher in the right eye and this itself may be led to the di...  Read Full »

What are the contraindications for LASIK?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an eye power of +8.5 in both eyes. I want to go for LASIK. But, in the hospital, they said that I am not suitable for LASIK. Please explain why they said so.  Read Full »


Dr. Naresh Kumar Monigari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through the data posted. There will be certain factors that you should fulfill for eligibility to get LASIK (laser in-situ keratomileusis). A few are given below. Your eyesight has to be stable for 2 years. It means your point should not change. Age should b...  Read Full »

Will a regular contact lens cause eye damage in astigmatism?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a very blurred vision due to high eye grade and astigmatism. My left eye is 225, and the right eye is 675. I am planning to get a pair of contact lenses, but the special lenses are a bit pricey. Will it damage my eyesight if I am going to choose regular contact lenses?  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In general, contact lenses are only meant for occasional use and cannot be used every day. In case you meant the special lenses have higher oxygen permeability and help your cornea stay healthy, please go ahead with those. The best option to remain permanently free f...  Read Full »

I am in dire need to reduce my eye power to be declared fit for my recruitment.Please explain the treatment options and potential risks involved.

Query: Hello doctor, I had retinal vasculitis 8 years ago (no recent activity confirmed by doctors). I am 23 years old and my eye power has been constant in the last 4 years (-8D). I am in dire need to reduce my eye power to be declared fit for my recruitment. Please explain the treatment options and poten...  Read Full »


Dr. Dada Peer K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your history. It seems from the history that you are having refractive error of  -8 dioptres. Since it is constant without any further variation and your age is more than 18 years, you can undergo laser correction of your refractive power. This is called as...  Read Full »

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