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Is there a special diet for refractive errors?

Is there a special diet for refractive errors?

Not really.: Refractive error are generally the result of optical imperfections in the lens and cornea and are not directly affected by diet. Certainly, in extreme cases deficiencies in vitamins or dry eye can affect the refraction but in general, refractive errors are intrinsic to the eye. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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What are refractive errors?

What are refractive errors?

Focusing: Refractive errors are intrinsic poor focus of the eyes. It may mean your eyeball is too long or short or the lens or cornea are of inappropriate power. In most cases, glasses or contact lenses can correct the refractive error fully. ...Read more

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Who is at risk for refractive errors?

Everyone: All of us are at risk for refractive errors; by family history, environment, workplace, and other health issues. ...Read more

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Discuss refractive errors in nigerian adults?

Discuss refractive errors in nigerian adults?

No studies: I am not aware of a specific study for this, one can assume its the same as other populations myopia or nearsightedness being higher in the reading population. ...Read more

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How are refractive errors detected and measured?

How are refractive errors detected and measured?

Autorefractors: Retinoscopy, trial frame refractions, phoropter refractions, basically an eye exam at an optometrist or ophthalmologist office, maybe on an iphone in the future. ...Read more

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What are the different types of refractive errors?

Various: Myopia (near sightedness) and hyperopia (far sightedness) are the two main categories. Astigmatism is different curvature of the eye in one axis and can occur with both myopia and hyperopia. ...Read more

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Are there ways to avoid age-related refractive errors?

Are there ways to avoid age-related refractive errors?

Not really: You are probably referring to the hardening of the lens which occurs with age (presbyopia) which inhibits the ability to see at near unless near corrective lenses are worn. There is no way to avoid this universal condition of humans but your ophthalmologist can offer ways to compensate using proper eyeglasses and certain types of contact lens. ...Read more

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Are there ways to avoid age-related refractive errors?

Don't get old: All kidding aside, age-related refractive error changes are usually inevitable. As we get older the lens in our eye changes and its ability to bend light changes thus affecting refractive error. As we get older we also lose her ability to focus up close, a condition called as presbyopia. A few unlucky patients who are very nearsighted may also have progression of their myopia as they age. ...Read more

Dr. David Kira
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Refractive Surgery (Definition)

LASIK is eye surgery that permanently changes the shape of the cornea (the clear covering on the front of the eye) in order to improve vision and reduce a person's dependency on ...Read more