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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 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 thick...  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 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 »

Kindly suggest some precautions to be taken in a kid with high eye power.

Query: Hello doctor,My son aged 13 years has got his left eye at -11 and right at -8. I am now very worried about what good precautions should I take with him. Can you suggest to me what should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through what you have mentioned and understand your anxiety about your son's eyesight. - 11D and - 8D are high myopic powers and the chances are that the power may progress as your son is still young. My advice to you is to avoid reading or holding objects ...  Read Full »

Is it possible to correct myopia naturally?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 7 years old with -7 power myopia. Can it be corrected naturally?  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Myopia is a progressive condition, and the progression depends on the pattern of eye growth and development, which is not predicted accurately. Avoid keeping books, and mobile phones very close to the eyes while reading. Sitting very close to the TV or computer must be ...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello doctor, It appears that my two-year-old son has eye power, as indicated by the measurements provided. His right eye shows consistent measurements of -1.50 (S), -1.00 (C), and either 169, 171, or 171 (A). In his left eye, the measurements vary slightly with values of 2.00 (S), 0.75 (C), and eit...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 is...  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 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 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 Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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, wh...  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 M.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 two years. It means your point should not change. Age sh...  Read Full »

Is there any way to reverse my child's eye power?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 8 years old and she has -8.5/-5.5 and cyl 3.5 on her right eye and -4.5/3.5 and cyl 3.0 on her left eye. Is there any cure by which the number can be corrected or be blocked from increasing further? Kindly help..  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As your kid is having very high power, it is difficult to reverse the power. Also, it is very essential to wear glasses full day except during sleep. For development of normal vision, you can use high index glasses which are thinner and lighter, not to get marks. This wil...  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 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 »

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