Dr. Rashida Shabbir Tankiwala's Profile
Diplomate of National Board (DNB)
Dr. Rashida has written medical articles for Medindia.
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Eye lid problems are one of the commonest complaints with which a patient presents to an eye doctor. Commonest among them being: blepharitis, chalazion and stye.
Excess tearing may cause a sensation of watery eyes or result in tears falling down the cheek. Obstruction of tear drainage path can lead to stasis and is also a reason for watery eyes.
Keratoconus is a bilateral condition affecting both the eyes. Usually one eye is more severely affected than the other. Both males and females are equally affected.
Optic neuritis is acute inflammation of the optic nerve. Optic nerve connects the eye to the brain and carries visual signals from the retina to the brain where it is received and interpreted.
Uncontrolled muscle twitching occurs in this condition, though benign it may need further investigation and sometimes an injection of Botox can cures it.