What causes the loss of peripheral vision?
peripheral vision

Hey, there! Before we begin the blog, let’s ask you a simple question. Are you able to see the screen in front of you? We hope it’s a “Yes.” Now, while looking at the screen, are you able to see the image on either side of the screen? You might wonder what this experiment is all about. This is to give you an idea of peripheral vision. It’s the vision that’s outside the central vision. This means your eyes can also focus on things that are away from the centre too. Amazing, right?

So, if you are able to see things outside the central focus of your eyes, you are using your peripheral vision. You might not realise the importance of peripheral vision yet. In this blog, we’ll present a few situations in which we use peripheral vision in everyday life. Also, in this blog, we’ll discuss the various cases of how one can lose this vision and ways to prevent it too. Let’s dig in.

The causes of loss of peripheral vision

What is Tunnel Vision?

Peripheral vision loss is also known as Tunnel Vision. Tunnel vision is when one’s eye can focus only on the centre, and the eye cannot form images of either side. For example, while crossing a road, your peripheral vision helps you to walk carefully. While the central vision gives you a view of what’s ahead, your peripheral vision alerts you if any vehicle approaches. And in the case of a person with peripheral vision loss, their overall vision narrows down by only giving an image of the centre. And this is a condition called Tunnel vision.

The main cause of Peripheral Vision Loss or Tunnel Vision

The main causes of peripheral vision loss are Migraines, Cataracts, and Glaucoma. Other than this, a rare disease that affects the Retina, known as Retinitis Pigmentosa, also leads to peripheral vision loss. So, it is always advisable to go for an expert eyecare check-up to keep your eyesight in check.

Treatments for Peripheral Vision Loss

Initially, as mentioned above, it is important to have a comprehensive eye check-up. We have listed down a few of the treatments that are generally done to cure peripheral vision loss.

Eye drops and Medicines

If you’re a Glaucoma patient, we urge you to use the prescribed eye drops regularly. Doing so will prevent peripheral vision loss.

Using Prism glasses

For those that lost a part of peripheral vision, eye experts recommend Prism Glasses. These glasses bend the light around the centre and provide the full image in the central vision. 

Vitamin C tablets

People who have Retinal issues are prone to peripheral vision loss. Therefore eyecare experts usually advise taking Vitamin C supplements to prevent peripheral vision loss.

Peripheral vision loss or Tunnel vision is not an age-related issue. Therefore, it is advisable to have a regular eye check-up to keep track of your eye health. Just like central vision, peripheral vision is also important in our day-to-day activities. If you have queries on peripheral vision loss, please book an appointment with us today.

How to take care of your eyes during the monsoon season?
How to take care of your eyes during the monsoon season?

Are you enjoying the long showers of this monsoon season? We know that you don’t want to compromise on having fun in the rainy season. But at the same time, you should not compromise your eye health. Monsoons mean infections and allergies. This is why you need to take extra care to be safe. In this blog, we will give you tips on how to take care of your eye health during the monsoon season. 

It’s a known fact that monsoon is a season of illness. From viral to bacterial infections, we see and hear all. Therefore, personal hygiene matters a lot this season. The eyes are the most delicate organs of our body. Consequently, it is vulnerable to infections. So let’s get to know how to prevent them.

Tips for monsoon eye care you need to follow 

Wear sunglasses to avoid direct contact.

It might not sound stylish, but it is a way to take care of your eyes during monsoon. The rainwater contains foreign particles. When your eyes come in contact with the rain waiter, it leads to eye infections. And these eye infections can be minor to extremely serious. So it is always advisable to prevent your eyes from making direct contact with rainwater.

Avoid touching your eyes.

Personal hygiene is a must when it comes to monsoon season. Therefore, keep your hands clean at all times. One of the main reasons why people get eye infections during monsoon is the lack of personal hygiene. And it is during this season that a lot of fungal and viral infections affect your eyes. So make personal hygiene your priority.

Try to reduce the use of contact lenses.

One of the sources of eye infections during monsoon- Contact lenses. Contact lenses, if left in unhygienic conditions, can lead to several eye diseases. So, it is important that you keep your contacts clean. Otherwise, it may lead to several corneal infections and loss of vision.

Store your eye make-up essentials in a dry place.

Rain increases the moisture levels in the air. This condition is great for the growth of fungus and bacteria. Therefore, it is essential to store your eye makeup in a dry place. 

Do regular eye checkups.

As the saying goes, ‘prevention is better than cure.’  It is always advisable to have regular eye check-ups. Keep track of your eye health with the help of our experts.

We hope this blog gave you a few tips on how to take care of your eyes during this Monsoon season. Please follow these and keep your eyes away from any infection. And if you need a help of an expert, book an appointment with us.

What is Blepharitis, and how is it treated?
Blepharitis

Are you a makeup lover, or do you frequently use contact lenses? Then, you should practice a good eye care routine to prevent yourself from any eye infections. Or else, you might face a condition called, Blepharitis. Blepharitis is a common eyelid condition where the eyelids get swollen. The symptoms of Blepharitis generally range from swollen eyes to irritation in the eyes. Generally, it happens when the edge of your eyes is affected by a bacterial infection. Further, the eyelids become scaly and red, making eye movement difficult. 

Blepharitis doesn’t cause blindness, it is not contagious, and it mainly affects children and adults. Most of the symptom of Blepharitis is manageable. With this blog, you will get an insight into this common eye infection and ways to prevent it.

What is the main cause of Blepharitis?

It is believed that Blepharitis is mainly caused by bacteria, but below is a list of sources that can lead to bacterial infections:

Acne Rosacea- A condition that is known to cause facial inflammation, including eyelids.

Allergies- Generally, contact lenses and eye makeup can initiate allergies. In some cases, eye drops spur such a condition.

Dandruff- Dandruff is known to cause certain skin and eye problems. Therefore, Dandruff flaking can initiate irritation of the eyelids and cause inflammation.

Dry eye- Dry eyes are most prone to bacterial infection. If you have a dry eye condition, the bacteria will start affecting your eyelids, creating irritation.

Oil glands- Sometimes, the oil glands in your eyelids get blocked, leading to the condition of dry eyes, which results in inflammation and infection.

How do you get rid of eye Blepharitis?

Mostly, Blepharitis is treated with home remedies. The following measures will help you to avoid Blepharitis.

Avoid using eye makeup for a while- Until the infection is under control, avoid using eye makeup. This can trigger the infection by creating uneasiness in moving your eyelids.

Warm compresses- Wet a clean cloth with warm water. Wring out the excess water and use the cloth to keep your eyelids warm. Repeat the same procedure until you feel a bit soothing. Further, the oily dumps and scaly crusts can be removed.

Clean the eyelids regularly-  Clean your eyelids with less soapy, say baby shampoo and mix it with water. Close the eye and rinse off the scaly skin using horizontal strokes.

In most cases, Blepharitis is preventable, and cleaning your hands and face regularly can ward off such infections. At Sharat Maxivision, we have an amazing team of specialists that are skilled in treating a wide range of eye issues. If you feel any discomfort in your eyes, please contact us immediately and let’s find a solution. Book an appointment now

How do you know you have low vision?
How do you know you have low vision

Low vision is a condition in which you can see partially. Several factors cause low vision, and each factor leads to different types of visual disabilities. Especially as you age, the chances of being diagnosed with low vision increase. This is why we always urge you to make regular appointments with our eye specialists. In this blog, we are going to talk about various causes and symptoms of low vision.

Make a note that low vision is a condition. This means it could be caused by various diseases that you might have already heard of. Before we dive further into the blog, there are a few terms that you might need to know about. When people mention that they have a ‘20/20’ vision, it means that they can see things with the highest clarity without a need for external help. In this case, external help includes wearing either corrective glasses or lenses. 

What are the symptoms of low vision?

Low vision is not about being unable to see things clearly. It means that there are various other factors that interfere with any treatment to get a clear vision. There are quite a lot of cases where vision correction cannot be achieved even with corrective lenses. 

There are also a few cases where you might see dark spots in your vision. With time, these tend to grow in size and interfere with your vision. These spots might occur in the centre of your vision, or they might also begin at the corners and make their way to the centre. There are cases where the clarity of vision decreases, and the picture always appears hazy or blurry. In some cases, your eyes might not be able to perceive any light during the nighttime.

What are the causes of low vision?

Most eye issues are a result of low vision. This is why it is very important to keep your eyes in check regularly. For example, you might have already heard of Macular Degeneration. This is a condition that comes with age. As you age, your retina goes to regular wear and tear and starts to malfunction. Cataracts are also one of the most common causes of low vision. 

As mentioned before in the blog, clouding of eyesight is caused by Cataracts. In the same way, Glaucoma causes damage to the optic nerve due to high blood pressure. All these are causes of low vision. 

How to get diagnosed?

Always make sure to get proper and regular eye exams by specialists. By doing so, you can always be aware of the condition of your eyes. There are various tests that will detect the reason for your vision defects. 

There you go. Those are a few reasons and symptoms of low vision. As there are several reasons for low vision, we urge you to get your appointments on a regular basis. To book an appointment, click here. 

Lasik Surgery – how can it be customised?
lasik eye surgery

LASIK eye surgery is one of the most successful surgeries and helped millions of people. As the name suggests, LASIK eye surgery uses a laser to correct vision. A few patterns in eye issues deform the corneal layer of your eye. This change in the corneal layer changes how our brain perceives the image from the eyes. Thus, the image looks blurry. Glasses are one of the most common solutions to see clearly. But, we all know that glasses are a burden to carry around and maintain. 

This is where LASIK surgery comes in handy. LASIK surgery enables us to correct your eyesight with a simple procedure. Also, this surgery is one of the most efficient vision correction methods because of its revolutionary recovery time. As this surgery uses laser technology, you do not get an incision in the eye, and drastically reduces the recovery time compared to other methods. 

Custom LASIK Eye Surgery 

When we say LASIK surgery, it’s an umbrella of surgeries that use laser technology. So, multiple surgeries come under LASIK. But, worry not. Our specialists will brief you on all the methods before you decide. Even before that, we will test your eyes for the compatibility of this surgery, and only based on the results will we suggest the type of surgery. In a few cases, we will also suggest not going through with LASIK surgery. For instance, when the corneal layer is too thin. 

Although conventional LASIK surgery is your safest bet, you can choose the custom LASIK eye surgery too. The reasons vary from the medical results from the tests and personal needs. Regarding medical reasons, if you have a larger pupil size or your eyes have lower or higher aberrations. The personal needs include getting a service modified to your eyes perfectly. Doing this is a sure way to get a vision that’s even better than 20/20. Custom LASIK eye surgery is a sure way to get the best vision without eyeglasses.

Even though custom LASIK seems like the better option, we only suggest this to people with extreme or unusual eye conditions. We, at Sharat Maxivision, have treated many and reshaped their eyesight.

Also read: How to choose the best lasik surgeon

NOTE: No information, suggestion, advice, evaluation, process, terminology, etc., provided in our blog should be considered as the final medical advice. Please note that this information is only indicatory for you to better understand various eye-related syndromes and the treatment options available. We recommend you visit our hospital for any issues or discomfort in your eye(s). Only on complete diagnosis by one of our doctors we can evaluate your condition and help you with a relevant medical process and/or treatment.

How Long Does It Take for Blurriness To Go Away After Cataract Surgery
cataract surgery
cataract surgery

Cataract surgery is a treatment for the age-related disease of cataracts, which affects people over the age of 55. When cataracts do start to form, it usually involves both eyes. One eye’s vision is likely much worse than the other’s. A cataract is a protein grouping in the eye. These proteins are spread out in a healthy eye. Proteins pile together in the middle of the eye as cataracts develop. When symptoms do begin to bother you, surgery is not the first course of action. Prescription eyeglasses can help you with early symptoms. It’s time to take the next step when your vision becomes too disrupted for everyday activities. Cataract surgery is the best way to permanently treat your cataracts.

Is It Common to Have Blurry Vision After Cataract Surgery?

When your eye transitions to your new lens and you recover from surgery, your vision can be blurry at first.  Cataracts cause colours to appear dim and dingy, colours can appear brighter right after surgery. It’s natural for your eye to feel itchy or irritated for the first few days after your surgery. As a result, you may need to wear a protective mask over your eye for a few days as you sleep. For around a week, you should avoid rubbing your eye or engaging in any strenuous activities.

It’s perfectly normal for you to have blurred vision right after cataract surgery. The day after your cataract surgery, many of you resume normal activities. Except for driving, you are not permitted to drive. You may be able to see in the early stages of rehabilitation, but not in direct vision, but rather in soft vision.

Things to keep in mind –

 Many cataract patients notice a noticeable change in their vision within 48 hours. It will likely take one to two weeks for your vision to adapt and settle. Your eye must adjust to the new optical device, which has taken the place of the previous lens. Each patient is unique!

Patients who overdo too fast are one of the biggest reasons for not recovering quickly. Although you will feel fine after surgery and even have a clear vision, your eye is still healing and you should proceed with caution.

As your eye recovers, you can avoid exertion and exercise for a few weeks after cataract surgery. To prevent infection, avoid swimming pools and hot tubs for one week, as well as dust, and other eye irritants.

If you need cataract surgery treatment and are wondering how long it takes for blurriness to go disappear after surgery, know that it is usually a fast, painless, and stress-free procedure. You can contact our hospitals for more details and forget to worry because you are in good hands.