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What will be the cause of seeing blobs of different colors and shapes in the eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I keep seeing blobs of different colors, and my vision can be quite speckly at times, with lots of floaters, and I look at some shapes and still see the outlines elsewhere, my right eye flare-up, and bloodshot some days from the nose corner, out and dissipating towards the color of th...  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Barboza

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for your query. Floaters are common in most people, especially if you have a refractive error like myopia or shortsightedness. But you do need to monitor these floaters by getting a dilated retinal check-up every year as sometimes degenerative changes in the ...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to wear glasses regularly for patients with astigmatism?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a short-sight and -0.5 diopters in both eyes and slight astigmatism in the left eye. So I wonder whether I need to wear these glasses all day or only when needed? I wonder what is better for my eyes, in which case it is less likely that I will increase diopter? What is better, if...  Read Full »

Dr. Dada Peer K

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It seems from the history that you are having mild myopia of -0.5 dioptres in both the eyes with mild astigmatism in the left eye. Since the refractive error is significantly less, you can wear the glasses only when you need but try to wear as more as possible. There...  Read Full »

I cannot see things that are far away from me. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 35 years old male. I cannot see things that are far away from me. As far back as I can remember, l became aware I had an eye problem at a very young age. I was forced to sit in front of the class to see better. After that, I have been taken to the clinic and hospital but it yield...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to There are a number of different conditions that can cause a drop in vision. Some of these can be corrected by glasses, these are called refractive errors. While others cannot be improved with glasses and will need eye surgery or special medication. A simple test to ...  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. Dada Peer K

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

Why do I need to remove glasses while reading?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a recent eye checkup. There is no change to the prescription of varifocal lenses. Why do I need to remove glasses for reading? Would single lens solve the problem?  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to If you were wearing glasses for near and now you do not need glasses for near, then that means you are getting index myopia due to changes in your natural lenses. That is an early sign of cataract changes that you can see without near glasses and it is called second vis...  Read Full »

How to correct my short-sight?

Query: Hi doctor, I have undergone trab surgery for glaucoma nine years back. I did not have short-sightedness before the surgery. But after the surgery, I had to use glasses. Presently, I am having a power of around six for the lens. Is there anything that can be done to control this short sight? Is ther...  Read Full »

Dr. Gargi M Apte

Eye Care Ophthalmologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I think short sight cannot be controlled. But, you can do LASIK if all the requirements are set for your eyes. For further queries consult an eye care ophthalmologist online -->  Read Full »

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