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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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I am having intermittent exotropia, and squint eyes with no color blindness. Please help

Query: Hello doctor, I have been having intermittent exotropia since childhood. My mom consulted a doctor when I was small but he said it is common and I will grow out of it. But I am 19 years old now and have not consulted a doctor yet. I have no problem with vision I think. Both eyes work. This means wit...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Intermittent exotropia is the most common form of squint in India. For small amounts of exotropia, we usually prescribe small power minus glasses or exercises or prisms sometimes. For large-angle exotropia, surgery is the ...  Read Full »

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 »

My uncle's right side vision is not perfect. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,Four years ago, my uncle had a paralysis attack on the right side of the body. He has recovered now, except his right eye vision. He can clearly see straight and left, but not the right. He cannot see full 180 degrees. His age is 48 now. Is this a permanent disability or it can be cured...  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Stroke or paralysis results from hampered blood supply to the brain. Usually, the motor functions or muscle movements recover over time. However, the visual pathways are very slow to recover and recovery is suboptimal. So, the field defect that he has will persist and c...  Read Full »

What causes a blind spot in the eye affecting the vision?

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 »

Will I get a low-vision certificate as my vision is not stable?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 26 years old. I have had vision problems since childhood, and my eye vision is not stable; day by day, it is increasing. During my childhood, my eye power was -4 D. Now, my eye power is -8 D. I also have a problem with reading and using laptops. Am I eligible to get a low-vision ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shikha Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Vision should get stabilized by this age. You have pathological myopia. Have you ever got any corneal topography or fundus examination done? What is your corrected and uncorrected vision? For a low vision certificate, the vision problem should not get corrected even ...  Read Full »

My child has a squint and is asked to wear glasses. Why?

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: Hello Welcome to Thank 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 prognos...  Read Full »

I have constant jaw pain, headaches, and vision problems. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having trouble getting the right diagnosis and pain management for the pain and inflammation around my jaw, which causes severe headaches and pain every day. There is constant jaw pain, facial pain, headaches, vision problems, neck and shoulder pain, and problems talking. Also, I am ...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. Do not worry. I am experienced in handling these kinds of cases and I can solve your doubts. Please be relaxed and let me know your dental history first. Did you undergo any RCTs (root canal treatments) or extracti...  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 »

How to treat black or colored flickering dots in vision?

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 I 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 increas...  Read Full »

My eye power is -9 on left and -3 on right. Objects double and get dizzy. How to improve?

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 »

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