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In most cases, LASIK is a one-off procedure that lasts many years or decades. No secondary LASIK is required in such cases. Occasionally, some pre-existing spectacle power may reoccur, and this is called regression. If significant regression occurs, an 'enhancement' procedure can be considered wher...
21 Sep 2019
This is a commonly asked question by my patients. In fact, cataract surgery may indeed worsen the pre-existing ptosis in a patient. It may worsen due to the following reasons: The use of the eyelid speculum during the surgery The use of post-surgical cortico-steroid...
17 Sep 2019
PC lenses can mean several different things, but here I'm assuming you mean spectacle lenses that are marketed as being beneficial for people who view computer screens for long periods of time. There are 2 important aspects to your question: Firstly, in reality, there is lit...
11 Sep 2019
Spots on the eye can be several different conditions, and the risks involved depend on what the spot is or what it is suspected to be. It is not possible to give a diagnosis based on a photograph, and hence you need to see a doctor if you want to know the risks specifically for your...
10 Sep 2019
The main issue with prolonged reading, whether on electronic screens or printed material (and whether pre- or post- LASIK), is that the eyes get dry . When we read something and become engrossed in the content, there is a tendency to forget to blink. This allows tears on the sur...
9 Sep 2019
Conjunctivitis is a general term that refers to inflammation of the outer layer of the eye. So conjunctivitis can be due to allergies, or on the other hand caused by germs. The difference between allergic and infectious conjunctivitis are:...
5 Sep 2019
Amitriptyline is a medication used for treating depression as well as certain pain syndromes. Any medication can cause a number of side effects on the body, and these are listed in many places including the leaflet in the medication package. I will focus on its side effects on ...
5 Sep 2019
Some of the biggest studies done to assess the efficacy of atropine eye drops for reducing myopia progression eg ATOM [1] , were done in children from the age of 6. As such, if we are to base our practice on published evidence, it would be common practice to begin considering trea...
21 Aug 2019
Generally speaking, the younger a person undergoes the LASIK (or other refractive surgery) procedure, the more they are going to get out of it. It is a simple time-related thing. At some point in the future (usually in the 60s and 70s), a person will get cataract and undergo catarac...
21 Aug 2019
It really depends on how low is your myopia as it could means anything below two to three hundred degrees (-2.00 to -3.00). Some individuals with 25 to 75 degrees (-0.25 to -0.75) could even perform daily tasks without any form of vision correction. Ultimately, laser vision correction (LVC) is an ...
19 Aug 2019
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