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Eye Care Tips

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Why Eye check is important?
(Just close your eyes for a minute, we cant imagine living in darkness) That itself make us aware how important vision is !
7 reasons to check your vision;
Early detection of onset of disease.
Disease related complications can be avoided.
Silent Killers of vision like Glaucoma & Diabetic
Retinopathy can be detected & controlled.
Fluctuations in the power can be detected.
Working continuously in front of Computer can cause Computer Vision Syndrome & Dry eye.
So early detection can reduce the complications.
It is recommended to have eye check once in atleast 6 months.

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Eye Care Tips

  1. 1. For Your Better Vision because Vision matters ! Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
  2. 2. Common Eye Problems
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  5. 5. REFRACTIVE ERRORS1. Myopia (Short Sight or Minus Power)• EYE TOO LONG• CORNEA TOO CURVED• LIGHT RAYS FOCUSSED IN FRONT OF RETINA2. Hyper Myopia ( Long Sight or Plus Power )• EYE TOO SHORT• CORNEA TOO FLAT• LIGHT RAYS FOCUSSED BEHIND THE RETINA Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
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  8. 8. PRESBYOPIAASTIGMATISM Surface of Eye is TOO •A gradual loss of the eye’s ability to CURVATURE change focus from distant objects TWO POINTS OF FOCUS to near-by objects IMAGE DOUBLED SHADOWING •Occurs due to diminished power of accommodation • Occurs in almost everyone after age 40 Loss of Elasticity of the lens due to aging How images appear in Presbyopia Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
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  10. 10. Near Vision - Presbyopia Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
  11. 11. • Glasses• Contact Lenses• Surgery : 1) LASIK 2) Femto Second assisted LASIK(Blade less iLASIK) 3) Phakic IOL (Intraocular Contact Lens) Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
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  13. 13. Wearing Sunglasses After LASIKDr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
  14. 14. BENEFITS OF LASIK / LASER SURGERY• Feeling better - Improved vision contributes to the total health and general youthful feeling that comes from clear vision and an alert mind.• Look better - People who see better are more alert, attentive, and take care of their personal appearance better, including smiling with the joy of their new vision.• Reduce stress - Poor vision is a proven stress factor. Restored vision after LASIK is a proven stress reducer. Therefore, you have reduced stress without tranquilizers and their side-effects.• Enjoy greater energy - People with poor vision are less physically active. Improved vision may bring more energy. Think of how much more you could do and enjoy in every precious hour, day, and the rest of your life.• Gain confidence - When you see better, look better and feel better, you will feel better about yourself too - personally, professional, and socially. This is a beautiful bonus of your improved vision. Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
  15. 15. • Reduce the risks of injury - People with poor vision have poor depth perception and side vision and are more prone to falling or drivers accidents that can hurt themselves or others. Do not risk your life or health with poor vision when it can be improved with LASIK treatment.• Reduce the rise of other health problems - Research has shown that other illnesses are less frequent in active, alert people. This could mean that diabetic problems, back pain, fatigue, and senility may not occur until much later in life when you have clear vision.• Maintain your strength and avoid disability - Clear vision from LASIK will restore your confidence and depth perception to allow you to remain active. This strengthens bones and ligaments to help prevent crippling arthritis. This is especially important for women to avoid osteoporosis.• Aging symptoms may be postponed - Increased physical activity with better vision/slows down many of the symptoms of aging, helping to keep your muscle tone, energy, and "youth" longer.• Add years to your life - People who have had their vision restored with LASIK are more physically active and are less prone to falling or driving accidents. These people generally live longer while enjoying a higher quality of life that comes with better vision and good health. Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
  16. 16. LASIK• “LASer” :meaning excimer laser• “In situ”: meaning in place in the corneal bed under the flap and• “Keratomileusis”:meaning to carve the cornea Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
  17. 17. • Procedure uses excimer laser to reshape cornea• Procedure to correct myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism• LASIK is acronym for laser in situ keratomileusis Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
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  19. 19. SYMPTOMS•EYE STRAIN•FATIGUE•DRY EYE•BURNING EYE•LIGHT SENSITIVITY•BLURRED VISION•HEAD ACHE•PAIN – NECK, BACK & SHOULDER Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
  20. 20. Tips for Computer Users:• Wear glasses, with UV protection while working at the computer• Remind yourself to blink more often while working• Take 15 or 20 second rest breaks every 15 minutes. Use this time to just look around the room.• Adjust the position of your computer screen. It should be below eye level, so you’re looking down at it. A viewing distance of 20” to 26” inches is ideal.• Keep your computer screen free of dust.• Avoid bright overhead lighting that directly falls on your face.• Uncomfortable chair & Position can cause neck strain, Adjust the height of the chair so that your feet are firmly on the ground. Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
  21. 21. If you have DES, you may also experience the following symptoms Dry, gritty/scratchy, or filmy feeling in the eyes Burning or itching in the eyes Redness of the eyes Blurred vision A sensation of having a foreign body in the eyes Light sensitivity Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
  22. 22. Dry eye syndrome (DES) is a commondisorder of the tear film, affecting a significantpercentage of the population, especially thoseolder than 40 years of age. Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
  23. 23. Decreased tear productionExcessive tear evaporationAn abnormality in the production of mucus or lipids normally found inthe tear layerPoor production of tears by the tear glands may be a result of age.Evaporative loss of the watery tear layer is usually a result of aninsufficient overlying lipid layer.Some medications may decrease tear production.When you read, watch TV, or perform a task that requires closeattention with your eyes, you may not blink as often. This decreasedblinking allows excessive evaporation of the tears.Certain conditions, such as stroke make it difficult to close your eyeson your own. As a result, your eyes may become dry from tearevaporation.Also, if an infection is present along the eyelids or the eyelashes. Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
  24. 24. SELF-CARE AT HOME•Excessive air movement dries out your eyes. Avoid having excessive airmovement by decreasing the speed of ceiling fans and/or oscillating fans.•Large amounts of dust or other particulate matter in the air may worsen thesymptoms of dry eye. In those situations, an air filter may be helpful.•Hot compresses and eyelid scrubs/massage with baby shampoo help byproviding a thicker, more stable lipid layer.•Artificial tears and lubricating eyedrops and gels .•If you notice your eyes are dry mainly while you are reading or watching TV,taking frequent breaks to allow your eyes to rest and become moist andcomfortable again is helpful. Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
  25. 25. Although no cure exists for DES, many treatments areavailable. Treatment is dependent on the severity of DES. youmay only require a humidifier or occasional eye drops, or youmay require surgery to help treat DES.Over-the-counter lubricating eye drops, commonly referred toas artificial tears, may help relieve your dry eyes. Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
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  33. 33. Normal Lens Lens with cataractNormal Optical Pathway Affected Optical Pathway Clear Vision Blurred Vision Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
  34. 34. Improves quality of life Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
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  36. 36. The eyes natural lens is removed andreplaced with an artificial lens, called an intraocular lens (IOL) Removal of cataract Replacement with artificial Lens Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
  37. 37. • Done with ultrasonic handpiece• Needs smaller incision size for removal of cataract• Suitable for any type of IOL’s Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
  38. 38. GLAUCOMARise In Intra Ocular Pressure Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
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  40. 40. • Have early detection• Save your vision with correct treatment• Enjoy Quality life Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
  41. 41. Only treatment available - laser photocoagulation.Types of photocoagulation:• Panretinal photocoagulation• Focal photocoagulation• Grid photocoagulation Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
  42. 42. No Yes • Fading night vision can be a serious traffic hazard, particularly among older motorists who drive after dark • Wear Suitable Helmet or GogglesProtect your Eyes From :1.Flying particles, chips and pieces thrown off from machines or in anindustrial process.2.Flying insects while traveling on an open road.3.Light of extra-ordinary brightness or intensity.4.Harmful rays from sources of light and heat. Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
  43. 43. – Specks in the eye • Do not rub the eye. • Open the Eye Widely • Flush the eye with a large amount of water and Repeat the same. • See a doctor if the Speck does not wash out, or if pain or redness continues.– Cuts, punctures, or objects stuck in the eye • Do not wash out the eye. • Do not try to remove an object stuck in the eye. • See a doctor immediately without further delay. Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
  44. 44. • TAKE A STRETCHING BREAK• USE GOOD LIGHTING• TILT YOUR BOOK• SIT 6 TO 8 FEET FROM THE TELEVISION Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital
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