What Are Flashes And Floaters And Their Common Causes?
flashes and floaters

Whereas, if you experience them all the time and realise that they are increasing in number or size, that’s when you get your eyes checked. This is because floaters are one of the common symptoms of Retinal detachment. We will explain this further in the blog. Now let’s move on to what flashes are. Did you injure your eye? You might see little streaks and spots of bright light. This also is one of the symptoms of retinal detachment.

Have you ever looked at a blank wall or a clear blue sky and observed a few shapes floating in your vision? You might have also tried to blink your eyes to get rid of them, but they stay. We call them floaters. They are pretty common, and you need not worry if you see them once in a while.

What are the most common causes of flashes and floaters?

Well, one of the most common causes of flashes and floaters seem to be age. The retina slowly pulls back from its original position as you age, and this causes leaks in light information. If you’re young and experiencing floaters and flashes, it might be because your eye is injured. Check back on yourself if this is the case and consult with our specialists immediately. 

How do you stop floaters and flashes?

As mentioned earlier in the blog, if you see floaters once in a while in your vision, please know that this is quite common. So, give your eyes quality rest, and they’ll recover immediately. But, if you observe them all the time, we always recommend you consult our specialists. 

A few articles mention that floaters don’t need to be treated. While we stand with that opinion, if you experience frequent headaches because of floaters, it is recommended you should consult our specialists immediately. 

When to See an Eye Doctor?

Moving on to the severe cases of constantly experiencing floaters and flashes, there are several retinal surgeries. Most of them use lasers so that there’s minimal and some with almost no contact. So, you don’t have to worry about your safety. Not just that, quite a lot of retinal surgeries that we perform need less time to perform and have less recovery time. 

We hope you now have a brief idea of what floaters and flashes in your vision are. Are you above 50? Let our expert surgeons assess your eyes and provide you with just the right solution so that you can enjoy clear and worry-free vision. Book an appointment with us right away. 

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For how long does the benefits of LASIK surgery last?
Lasik surgery
Lasik surgery

The word LASIK isn’t an unheard one. At least today, you see and hear the word everywhere. And, it’s all for good reasons. The wave of tech advancements that LASIK surgery created is phenomenal. Let us give you the right meaning of LASIK once again. LASIK is the name of a vision correction surgery that reshapes the corneal tissues using Laser technology. And, it is an obvious question that, will the surgery last forever? Will LASIK surgery offer you a lifetime of clear and crisp vision? 

It is more than okay to have these questions pop up in your mind, and in fact, these questions are the limiting factor in choosing surgery. So, we will provide you with the answers to these questions in this blog. 

Will laser eye surgery last forever?

Theoretically, yes! On paper, LASIK is a surgery that provides clear vision forever. But, we live in a world of practicality, so we will say that it depends. The lasting effectiveness of LASIK surgery depends on various factors. To make it easier for you to understand, let us explain the basic procedure of LASIK. As explained earlier, LASIK uses a laser to reshape the elements of our eye. In this process, the specialists make very tiny cuts to the corneal layer to fix how it refracts the light. Thus, the image becomes clearer. It is natural that our body goes through changes as time goes by. And, these changes include eyes too. So, there is a chance that the cornea might deform again. 

Also Read: LASIK Eye Surgery – How can you Customise it?

How long do the benefits of LASIK surgery last?

Again, theoretically, LASIK can last forever. But, depending on various factors, and to give a number, LASIK’s benefits can easily last for up to 20 years. Since eyes are sensitive, the factors can range from age to medical conditions. The underlying truth of any surgery is that surgeries can only fix the problems that we already have. But, do not prevent us from facing the problems again. 

Can I get LASIK again after 10 years?

LASIK surgery is one of the safest surgeries today. The success rate of this surgery has set new standards of safety. Since there is no physical intervention, the process is absolutely safe. With that being said, the side effects of this surgery are almost negligible. As mentioned above, the natural course of the human body growth makes it deformed gradually. With that being said, in most cases, there will not be a need to repeat the surgery. But, if you consult our doctors for any discomfort in your eyesight after getting the surgery done, your eyes will then be tested for any irregularities. Based on the results, the doctors might suggest an enhancement surgery too. 

We hope this blog clears most of your questions regarding LASIK surgery. If you have any further queries, please feel free to connect with our Eye specialists, and they will always be available to guide you through the process.

What should I expect after getting Cataract Surgery?
eye specialist in warangal

eye specialist in warangal

Eye specialists might suggest Cataract surgery if you suffer from cloudy or blurred vision. As cataracts gradually grow, you will face dim or even doubled vision when you look at things with cataracts. These problems can make it hard to read, work on a computer, and do anything else that calls for clear eyesight. 

When should you opt for cataract surgery?

  1. Cloudy vision
  2. Sensitivity towards light 
  3. Seeing a halo around lights 
  4. Sudden nearsightedness 
  5. Poor night vision 
  6. Changes in perception of colour 

What will you gain from cataract surgery? 

One of the best things after this surgery is that it enables you to see clearly. Use this time to relax and let your body recover. Like any surgical procedure, there is a recovery period after having Cataract surgery. With our advanced equipment and procedures, the recovery time is shorter.

Also check: How long does it take for blurriness to go away after cataract surgery

Instructions after the surgery from eye specialists in Warangal 

Our doctors will always be open to queries after the surgery. However, there are a few activities you should avoid post-surgery: 

  1. You should prevent rubbing your eyes
  2. Avoid bending over 
  3. Avoid splashing water directly into your eyes
  4. No physical activities during the recovery phase
  5. Avoid swimming for at least a week 

How long does the healing process take? 

It takes an average of 1-3 months for your eye to heal after the surgery fully. So you should expect your eyes to have regained their original state within 2-4 months after the surgery. You’ll probably have an Ophthalmologist appointment around that time.

After a few months of gradual healing, you will observe a significant difference in your sight. At Sharat Maxivision, we will help you throughout your visual rectification journey. We employ advanced equipment handled by experienced specialists. These surgeries are painless and bladeless.

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 get a better understanding of various eye-related syndromes and the treatment options available. For any issues or discomfort in your eye(s), we recommend you visit our hospital. 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.