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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I am an 18-year-old with disturbed vision. Do I have retinal issues?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old and I have spectacles. I have a disturbed vision. Do I have any retinal issues? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Manish Mahabir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. When was the last time you got your eyes checked? It might just be an issue of change in your power of glasses. Another issue might be vitreous degeneration which happens early in myopes or people who wear negativ...  Read Full »

I have eye problems consisting of black, transparent, and colored flickering dots around my vision. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have eye problems consisting of black, transparent, and colored flickering dots around my vision. An ophthalmologist has ruled out some issues within my actual eye, so I would like to know if my condition is neurological and if it is treatable or not. Please help me.Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello,Welcome to understand your concern.There is a jelly-like substance in the eye called vitreous, and as age progresses, it starts to liquefy, and you start seeing floaters, or it also happens in high myopics. You should go to an ophthalmologist immediately if there is an increase i...  Read Full »

My 1.5-year-old daughter has a squint in her left eye, and she has been asked to wear glasses. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 1.5 years, she has squint in her left eye. Consulted an eye specialist, and he said to wear a glass of 4.0 spherical in both eyes. But she removes the specs. Consulted another doctor who prescribed +1.5 specs and said her vision number is 4, but we will gradually increas...  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha Gupta

Answer: HelloWelcome to you for your query.I understand your concern. If she is not removing the glasses of lesser power, it is also ok, as it can be increased gradually. She must be having alternate squinting, as it seems. The good thing is that alternate squints carry a better prognosis ...  Read Full »

Left eye starts watering when I see bright light. Why is it?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. I have noticed over the past several months, that I have been favoring my right eye more (monocular vision). My right eye is my dominant eye. I have been leaning in that direction to read. I can still see out of my left eye but the focus is from my right. I have s...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity) of your eyes. It looks absolutely normal. Your symptoms appear to be related to eye fatigue and tiredness due to continuous reading. Also there dominant eye can be changed with little eff...  Read Full »

I have been getting headaches when I play video games. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am an avid video gamer and have been for a long time in playstation consoles. For the last few months, I have been getting headaches when I play. They are on my forehead and sometimes my temples. It starts 15 to 30 minutes after I start playing and is all kinds of games. It also happens...  Read Full »

Dr. Manish Mahabir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for your query. Assuming you are using appropriate glasses, I suggest two additional measures. Try to vary the screen's distance from you to find the most comfortable one. Use lubricant eye drops regularly. Take scheduled breaks from the screen every 20 min. Look ...  Read Full »

I find my eyesight weak when I take off my glasses and normal when I put them on. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a weak eyesight problem, and I started to use glasses just two months before. When I take off my glasses, it seems like my eyesight has become weaker, but everything is perfect when I put on my glasses. What is the problem with me? I do not want to use glasses. Is there any other wa...  Read Full »

Dr. Skandha Harshita

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is a normal phenomenon when you use your glasses for the first time. Before using glasses, the eye squeezes itself and partly corrects the vision defect by itself, but that results in eye strain. After you start using glasses, the eye stops straining and sque...  Read Full »

I cannot look at bright light because, after that, I cannot see most things. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I think there is something wrong with me, and there are symptoms that occur daily. I cannot look at bright light anymore because, after that, I cannot see most things. This is because my eyes' pupils are a bit off from the center. Also, when I look at something for longer than usual, they...  Read Full »

Dr. Manish Mahabir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. No need to worry about it. Also, if you cannot see anything after looking at a bright light, all the phytochemicals in the eye get used up and need a few minutes to rejuvenate. So it is also perfectly normal. After staring, the words get dis...  Read Full »

I have developed a blind spot in my left eye which has also affected my vision. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been having an issue with my left-eye vision. A few months ago, a small blind spot appeared in my left eye. I consulted a specialist. They scanned it and said it was just a normal blind spot. But now it has got worse. It has tripled in size and is making my reading very challengi...  Read Full »

Dr. Manish Mahabir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. To rule out if it is a normal or abnormal blind spot, get HVF 30-2 SITA standard test done. In this test, you just need to press the button in response to a light stimulus while fixing a target straight ahead. If...  Read Full »

I can see only low white light. Will squint surgery help me?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29 year old male. My left eye is not entirely blind, but if I watch a powerful light, I just see a low white light. This problem is about 23 years. Is it due to retinal detachment and it has become squint heavily. I repaired my detachment with scleral buckle nine months ago, and it...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandrashekhar Kale

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You can undergo squint correction surgery in your left eye. However, this will purely be a cosmetic surgery. There will be no improvement in your left eye vision. Also, there will be a possibility of recurrence of squint in left eye after surgery, as the eye is...  Read Full »

After surgery for correcting a macular hole in my eye, another hole has been detected. Should I go for surgical treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a macular hole in my right eye, and my retina detached around five years back, for which a vitrectomy surgery was done, and silicon oil was used. It is stable now. My IOP (intraocular pressure) is quite high, so I am on medication, and pressure-reducing eye drops are prescribed b...  Read Full »

Dr. Hussein Mohamed Sherif Ahmed Ayoub

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Yes, I can see that you had a full-thickness macular hole without posterior vitreous detachment, which we call a grade 3 full-thickness macular hole. Honestly, after the surgeries you have already done, I think the only option for you in this eye is autologous retina...  Read Full »

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