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Myopia Glossary

Myopia (shortsightedness): The ability see near objects more clearly than those at a distance.

Contact lenses: Lenses which fit directly on the eyeball under the eyelids.

Cornea: The clear tissue in front of the eye resembling a crystal of a watch.

Diplopia: The seeing of one object as two.

Nystagmus: An involuntary, rhythmical movement of the eyeballs.

Opthalmoscope: Device for viewing the interior of the eye or the retina.

Optic nerve: The nerve which carries visual impulses from the retina to the brain.

Optician: A technician who designs, verifies and dispenses lenses, frames and other fabricated optical devices upon the prescription of an ophthalmologist or an optometrist.

Opthalmologist: A physician who is qualified and especially trained to diagnose and treat all eye and visual system problems, as well as diagnose general diseases of the body.

Photophobia:Abnormal sensitivity to light.

Refractive error: A defect in the eye that prevents light from being brought to a single focus exact on the retina.

Pupil: Aperture allowing light to enter into the eye regulated by the iris and ciliary muscles.

Retina: Light sensitive membrane at the back of the eye. Light is focused onto this membrane and the retina then transmits this information to the brain as impulses which the brain interprets as sight.

Sclera:The firm white fibrous membrane that forms the white part of the eye.

Visual Acuity: Clarity of vision, with corrective glasses.

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Sir,
My daughter is myopic(-1&-7.5). Should she wear glasses throughout the day or only while watching TV? When can she start wearing contacts(she is going to be 19 soon)?

littlebit

she should wear her glasses right through the day or get lenses, because lenses, you dont have to take off any thing, unlike glasses

vv1201

SPH CYCl AXIS
-5.00 -0.25 160
-5.50 -.50 10
Sir, I am a 20 year college student. My power s constantly increasing. Doctors say that power should remain constant by this time. Is there any cure for this..so that I could be free of my specks..or any kind of surgery? Is there any problem because of this constant increase? I have no aother ailment

Kindly suggest the best possible surgical treatmnent for my eyes so that there are no furthur problems.

SPH CYL AXIS
R -7.50 -1.00 20
L -8.00 -2.00 160

Sir, I've determined to correct the vision of both my eyes. The satus of the same is mentioned above. I'm an healthy male with no co-existing disease what-so-ever & aged 37 & half. Kindly suggest me the best possible surgical treatement for both my eyes & what can be the cost & duration of recovery.

I would recommend to try natural therapy at your nearest center as it has no side effects and is 100% risk free.

silva

my daughter is 12 years old she suffer from miopia diseases. Now the glases number are -7.5
my daughter cound not stay a day without of cocolat and eat very much salt before. is good for her to eat cocolat every day and do you think can be a didases that cause the miopia to my daughter. thank you

This is not due to any intake problem. Firstly is there a family history of poor vision? Secondly at that age the best prescribed opinion for you would be natural therapy.

samina

my son is 4yrs old..and suffering from myopia...i want to know how to correct his eye condition by any ways other than using glasses as he is not at such a age to wear glasses properly...

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