As an eye clinic with Ophthalmologists we care many eye-conditions professionally and with extreme care
Amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye, is an eye condition that results in reduced
vision in one eye. This condition affects two to three percent of the population as a
result of genetic causes, related conditions or trauma. When this condition occurs, the
unaffected eye usually becomes stronger and suppresses the amblyopic eye, often
rendering it useless.
Patients with amblyopia may experience eyestrain, squinting, headaches and overall poor vision. This condition usually develops in children before the age of six, and can significantly affect central vision if left untreated. While many cases are caused by a misalignment of the eyes, such as strabismus or crossed eyes, amblyopia can also be caused by trauma to the eye or a very strong refractive error.
Effective treatment for amblyopia depends on the underlying cause of the condition, but may include glasses to improve focusing or eye exercises to correct improper vision habits. Eye drops and patching may also be prescribed. More serious cases or those that do not respond to conservative treatment may need surgery to straighten the eyes so that they can focus together and see properly.
Astigmatism occurs when
the cornea, the front surface of the eye, is curved slightly in one direction and causes
blurred vision. The cornea refracts (bends) light so it focuses on the retina in the
back of the eye. With astigmatism, some of that light focuses in front of or behind the
retina, so your vision may be blurry for nearby (hyperopia), far-away (myopia) or all
Indications of astigmatism can include headaches, eye strain, fatigue, and blurred or distorted vision. The severity of symptoms depends on the degree of astigmatism in your eyes.
Routine eye exams include testing for astigmatism, which affects many people. Once diagnosed, astigmatism can usually be corrected with prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Corneal modification techniques such as LASIK (laser vision correction) are also useful treatment options.
Blepharitis is the
chronic inflammation, or infection, of the eyelids and the eyelash follicles along the
edge of the eyelid. Blepharitis, which is not contagious, affects patients of all
Seborrheic dermatitis, Acne, Bacterial infection, Allergic reaction, Poor eyelid hygiene, Rosacea
Symptoms Of Blepharitis :
Red or swollen eyes, Red or swollen eyelids, Frequent tearing of the eyes, Eyelids that are crusty, flaky or scaly, Sensitivity to light, Blurry vision, Burning sensation in the eyes,
Treatment Of Blepharitis
There is no cure for blepharitis. There is a tendency for the condition to recur making it difficult to treat. It can be controlled with proper hygiene of the eyelids. Treatment and preventative care for blepharitis involves a thorough but gentle cleaning of the eyelids, face and scalp. Warm compresses can be applied to loosen crust and a gentle baby shampoo can help keep the eyelids clean. This treatment may be combined with antibiotics if a bacterial infection is determined to be the cause of the condition.