Blinking

About "Blinking"

The rapid closing of the eyelid is called blinking. Blinking is essential for the tears to spread across the eye surface and to remove irritants. It keeps the eye from drying out.

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Recently Answered Questions


Why has the automatic blinking stopped in my child?
Query: Hello doctor, My son is 16 years old. He is myopic with the approximate power in left eye being -5.5 spherical and cylindrical - 0.5, right eye being -6 spherical and cylindrical - 0.75. Since the last few days (4 to 5 days) he is facing a problem in his eyes. He feels his automatic blinking has st...  Read Full »
Dr. Rahul Vaswani
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, we have to take care of itching and watering, and for that, you have to start Moxifloxacin eye drop four times a day for five days and Refresh Liquigel eye drop (Carboxymethylcellulose sodium) six to eight times a day. It can be continued for a long time a...  Read Full »
 
How can I protect my eyes from damage while using computer?
Query: Hello doctor, I need advice regarding my eyes. I use computer up to 18 hours daily. I want to protect my eyes form damage as well. So let me know if any type of glasses is available. If so, then what is the name and characteristics of lenses used for protection from computer screen?  Read Full »
Dr. Neha Rathi
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The disease that you can have is computer vision syndrome. If you are working for so long. In this, the blinking rate of eyes is reduced due to constantly staring at the screen which can cause dry eyes because in every blink our eyes are hydrated. So, in order to red...  Read Full »
 
How can we treat dry eyes?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. I have a problem with vehicle sounds. When I hear a loud noise, I feel very stressed. I sit on computers for long hours. I also have dry eyes problem. I went to an ophthalmologist. He gave me eye drops. Please advice.  Read Full »
Dr. Manish Mahabir
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You might be suffering from computer vision syndrome. In this case, there is a deficiency in tear film due to less frequent blinking and stress of working on a screen. Another possibility is dryness or insufficient tear film production. It is diagnosed with a Schirmer's...  Read Full »
 
Is there any surgery or medication available to treat corneal dystrophy?
Query: Hello doctor, I had a consultation with a local doctor, and she told me that I have corneal dystrophy. It is genetic here as my mother also have that. I can see bubbles moving around when I concentrate at any point, it is like tiny white color dots on cornea. I am using spectacles since last few ye...  Read Full »
Dr. Manjunath Natarajan
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dystrophies of the cornea are divided based on the layer of cornea involved. If the dystrophy is the cause of your headache, then your dystrophy must involve the outer layers of cornea. More than frank pain, these conditions cause irritation which increases on blinki...  Read Full »
 
Faraway objects appear blurred. What should I do?
Query: Hello doctor,Sometimes, the faraway objects become blurred as well as I cannot see the writing in class on the board clearly or the slides on the projector. But, the problem is that it is not regular. Rather sometimes, as I can see everything clearly like when I go to the movies I sit at the back st...  Read Full »
Dr. Thilanka Kashyapa Perera
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We need to know if you are far-sighted, that means hyperopic. They usually have good vision at a young age. But the vision deteriorates with aging and when stressed. For that, you may need a cycloplegic refraction. The other thing may be tear deficiency. Use refres...  Read Full »
 
I am experiencing eye strain from overusing computers. What to do?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35 year old woman, and I have tested 20/20 vision all my life. I believe I am experiencing eye strain from overuse of computer, but unfortunately, I cannot cut down on my computer use because it is integral to my profession. My symptom is a slightly blurry vision, which begins...  Read Full »
Dr. Pooja Bandivadekar
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A 20/20 vision does not rule out a refractive error. A lot of people have small numbers or latent hyperopia. This usually can be made to manifest by cycloplegic refraction or by fogging. Small errors may need to be corrected if you use computers for a longer time. Also...  Read Full »
 
Are there any glasses that I could use while working on a laptop?
Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old, male, pursuing PG. This is the dissertation writing time for me. For that, I have to rely on a laptop most of the time. It makes my eyes uncomfortable (red and dry). So, would be glad to have suggestions. Any glasses that I could use while working on a laptop?  Read Full »
Dr. Asif Manzoor
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. People who spend much time in front of digital screens like a laptop, mobiles, etc., are at higher risk of developing dry eyes also called computer eye syndrome. Usually, we blink 8 to 12 times per minute but while using digital devices blink rate is decreased 2 to 3 time...  Read Full »
 
What can I do to relieve dry eyes and irritation?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old male. I have dry eyes and irritation since the last five years, especially when I wake up in the mornings. I consulted with an eye care specialist, but they found nothing wrong. My sugar levels were checked five times, and it came back normal all the times, except ...  Read Full »
Dr. Vaibhev Mittal
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dryness of the eyes is a very common condition these days due to excessive use of mobile phones, television, and laptop. There is no permanent treatment for dryness. It may be normal if it persists for a few days. But, it might continue for a longer time, due to a chan...  Read Full »
 
Should I wear zero power glasses while using laptop?
Query: Hi doctor, My eyes are 20/20. I am a coder and have to sit 16 hours in front of the laptop. Should I wear glasses of zero number while using laptop? Please suggest.  Read Full »
Dr. Asif Manzoor
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello. Welcome to icliniq.com. It is great you having good vision without glasses. There is no need to wear glasses while using laptop. The most common problem that people encounter while using digital screens for a long time is dry eyes. Because, they keep staring at the screen and do not blink at...  Read Full »
 
What is retinal detachment?
Query: Hi doctor, While blinking my eyes, some round shaped image is appearing in my left eyelid. I seek doctor’s advice and he said that I have a retinal detachment. Please help.  Read Full »
Dr. Asif Manzoor
Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The round images you see are called floaters. These are associated with posterior vitreous detachment (PVD). With PVD there may be a break or hole in retina and that can lead to retinal detachment (RD). With retinal detachment initially there may be a curtain in the visua...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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