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Vision Problem

Vision problem is caused due to eye diseases, such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, and cataracts. It can also occur due to myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, detached retina, colorblindness, refractive errors, and night blindness. The symptoms vary according to the disorders. Eye examination helps in diagnosing it. Laser vision surgery helps in managing vision problems. It reduces the use of eyeglasses or contact lenses.

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Can disc dislocation be the cause of pain in the lower spine area?

Query: Hi doctor, I met with a car accident three months back and have noticed my abdomen, pelvis, and lower back have been significantly worse since then. My doctor put it down to my GI issues and advised Paracetamol and Lansoprazole. I have had pain in my upper right abdomen that radiates around my side...  Read Full »

Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for writing to me, and I am concerned about you. After the accident, did you do any x-ray or ultrasound? Most probably, this may be happening due to disc dislocation. As you mentioned, your symptoms occurred just after the accident. So there are possibilities ...  Read Full »

How soon should I see a doctor after visual disturbances?

Query: Hello doctor, About six hours ago, I started seeing a transparent floater which I had not seen before, and then three hours later, I started seeing light flashes at the edge of my visual field in my left eye. Can I wait for three more days to see my doctor?  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If you have access to an ophthalmologist on this weekend, then get a thorough retinal evaluation with indentation done. The symptoms you are describing are consistent with posterior vitreous detachment, a process which by itself does not cause a decrease in vision. H...  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 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 »

I have double vision and feel dizzy. Please help.

Query: Dear Doctor, My eye power is -9 on left and -3 on right. I feel very uncomfortable wearing eyeglasses.  When I see, objects double and get dizzy. How to improve? Age - 17 years/ female.  Read Full »

Dr. N. Sathian

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Since the power difference in RE and LE is -6 ds, it is inducing double vision because of the difference in image size produced by the spectacles. Since you are only 17 years old, we need to wait until 18-20 years of your age for your eye power to stabilize, and to ...  Read Full »

Please suggest a medicine to stop vision problem from antipsychotic medicine.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38-year-old woman with bipolar disorder. I am taking Abilify 10 mg. I am experiencing vision issues (not blindness) that come every other day and stop only when I sleep. I used to take Artane for my vision problem that was caused by psychotic medicines, but Artane interacts wi...  Read Full »

Dr. Ruhi Satija

Answer: Hello, Welcome to So I understand that you are having ocular side effects with the use of abilify. There are a few ways to go about it. As you have mentioned that you are stable on the medication and functional, I would advise you to consult an opthalmologist and get a checkup done a...  Read Full »

I used a flashlight on my retina. Can it impact it negatively?

Query: Hello doctor, Nine months ago, I used my phone flashlight to check my pupils in the mirror. I had the light extremely close to my eyes and was checking my pupils due to other issues I was experiencing. After I did this, every light source I saw was extremely different. Beams were coming down from ev...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In our practice, we use a brighter light than a flashlight and sometimes we directly throw them on the retina. All I want to say is that the flashlight brought momentarily close to eyes has no detrimental effects. As you have told me that you have seen a corneal and ...  Read Full »

My vision is blocked after sleeping with contacts. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I slept with color contacts in my eyes and now I woke and took them out and there is a white cloud blocking my vision.  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A photograph would have been very helpful for making a diagnosis. It is never advisable to sleep with your contacts. Here is the possibility of your situation:Epithelial edema - In this case, remove and stop wearing your contacts for one month. Start Hypersol eye dro...  Read Full »

How long will a swelling in retina take to get back to normal?

Query: Hello doctor, Some oil went into my retina around 20 days back. I consulted some doctor's, but different doctors gave different advice. While doing some work my retina swells up in the left eye and the vision is not proper. When will it be all right?  Read Full »

Dr. Sheikh Zubair Abdul Razzak

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your medical notes and can assure you that you should be doing fine. I also read that you have had lasik surgery done in the past. First of all the oil did not effect your retina, which is the innermost portion of the eye, not exposed to the out side. The...  Read Full »

I am diagnosed with MS and have vison problems. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been diagnosed with MS, and everyone has been treating me that way. I had a problem last year with my vision, or at least that is what I thought it was. They gave me steroids, but it did not help, so I took a longer vacation and it passed. Recently, the same problem appeared, s...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Thank you so much for visiting I am here to assist you. I am sorry to hear that you have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and have been experiencing vision and head pressure symptoms. While Binevol (Baclofen) can be used to manage muscle spasms and stiffness in MS pati...  Read Full »

I have myopia. How can I stop its progress?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 20 years old and I have myopia (-3,50 ). I always avoided smoking, lived a healthy lifestyle and ate a balanced diet but my vision just got worse. I just became worried about my vision. What else can I do to stop this progress?  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concerns. I want to assure you that such myopic progression is quite common at a young age such as in your case. This is mainly because of the exponential growth and development of all the parts of your body at this stage of life. I can confirm that t...  Read Full »

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