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Myopia

Myopia or shortsightedness refers to the eye condition that can view the closer objects clearly, and distant objects cannot be seen clearly. The focus point is placed in front of the retina, resulting in the distant objects' blurred vision. It is corrected with the help of lenses, glasses, or refractive surgery.

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Kindly suggest a better treatment for myopia in children.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a five year old daughter who will be attending kindergarten this year. I have taken her to two different optometrists, who have indicated that she has myopia (both eyes are around -3 dioptres to -3.5 dioptres). My daughter has been reading books for hours everyday day since she ...  Read Full »


Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your confusion. Your daughter has myopia, so it should always be undercorrected. So there is no question of giving a full prescription, and as she is very small, there is no need for bifocal as she would not be able to adjust. Whenever she is reading, sh...  Read Full »

My son has a nearsighted prescription. Will it increase?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 5.5 years old, and he has been diagnosed with spherical powers of -3.5 and -4.0 in both eyes respectively. I am tensed considering his age. The local doctors say that the power will increase with age. How much would it increase? And are there any means to control it?  Read Full »


Dr. Chandrashekhar Kale

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your child has myopia and usually, minus spherical number increases with body growth and age. However, it is very difficult to predict how much it will increase nor are there any means to prevent it. He needs to wear his glasses constantly for maximum visual improvemen...  Read Full »

I have myopia. Can I wear UV sunglass only on prescription?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having myopia and I wear power glasses. My doubt is that can I wear UV sunglasses or should I go for prescribed sunglasses?  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can use UV glasses in your prescribed glasses. Actually myopia (near sightedness and using minus glasses) is a separate issue. While UV glasses (ultraviolet) are just a filter incorporated in your glasses that absorb UV light from the sun. No matter you are using p...  Read Full »

My kid's eyeball size is quite big.What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, Yesterday we had a consultation with an eye doctor for my kid. After diagnosis the doctor said "kid's eyeball size is quite big". He also said left and right eye have  "-4" power (not cylindrical) and retina is good. He also added that, at this stage we cannot do any thing and asked ...  Read Full »


Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your history. It seems from the history that your kid is having myopia (short sight). In myopia the eyeball size will be larger and no need to be worried about it. Since his retina is good he will do well. This is a commonly seen problem in children. This re...  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 »

Why am I seeing a halo with a rainbow around it at night?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been seeing rings around lights whose outer edges are made up of rainbow at night. I already have floaters in my eyes. My spectacles have a large number of scratches, and I think it is because of that. But please tell possible causes and if it is serious enough to get checked in...  Read Full »


Dr. Shikha Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you are highly myopic. That is why you have floaters at this age. The symptoms you are telling occur in glaucoma. However, other reasons are also there, but myopics have a high chance of glaucoma too. In addition, you feel pressure in your eyes too. So do one...  Read Full »

I have myopia. What can I do to quit wearing glasses completely?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old boy and I have myopia (2.5 approximately in both the eyes) and I am wearing glasses since two and a half years. Now, I am thinking to quit glasses. What best can I do to reduce the power and quit glasses completely?  Read Full »


Dr. Bhavna G.

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Myopia is a refractive error. The change in your refractive correction should be checked every six months to note any progression/improvement. Even a fundus examination is necessary. The refractive correction needed can be given either via spectacles or contact lense...  Read Full »

Why do I have higher visual acuity in my right eye than the left?

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 Yattinamani

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 is the solution for short sight other than wearing glasses?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male. I have short sight and cannot see long-distance, letters, or things. My eyesight power is -2 and -1.75. I am wearing eye glass from 3 years of age but there is no improvement in my eye problem, that is why I am not interested to wear glass. I am a computer wo...  Read Full »


Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your history. You are having myopia of -2 and -1.75 refractive power. This requires correction by the use of spectacles. The use of spectacles will not lead to the improvement of eyesight and reduction of refractive power, but it prevents further increase ...  Read Full »

I have tingling in upper lip without any weakness or numbness. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am female, have good health, fit, and 45 years old. For the past two days, I have had a small amount of tingling in the upper lip. No weakness, no face or body numbness, no headache. Please help me. I have severe myopia and wear glasses.  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are so localized that it is really exceptional for any neurological disorders like MS (multiple sclerosis), Guillan Barre or any brain tumor (other symptoms should be present and the beginning is a little slow and progressive).  Read Full »

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