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Dr. Robert Chang
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Refractive Error (Definition)

Refractive error is an eye condition where there is a problem in focusing when viewing objects. Nearsightedness and farsightedness are due to refractive errors.

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Is refractive error a disease?

Is refractive error a disease?

Not really: Refractive errors refer to misfocus of the eyes. With a good refraction, normal vision is restored therefore the eye isn't really diseased. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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How does refractive error relate to your vision?

How does refractive error relate to your vision?

Ref error: Ref error limits your vision hence its correction makes you see without glasses or contact lenses. ...Read more

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Oral Surgery (Tip)

Oral Surgery

Stay on a soft or liquid diet as directed by your doctor. Take it easy for a few days after surgery. ...See more

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What are the symptoms of a refractive error?

What are the symptoms of a refractive error?

Blurred vision: Blurred vision, headaches, eye strain, glare, halos and double vision can all be symptoms of uncorrected refractive error. ...Read more

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What are the tests for refractive error?

What are the tests for refractive error?

Refraction: Refraction is the testing procedure which can determine refractive error. This is the process by which the glasses prescription is determined. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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What harm do refractive errors cause?

Blurred vision and eye strain: Refractive errors include myopia, hyperopia, presbyopia and astigmatism.Wearing glasses or contact lenses, or seeking vision correction surgery, can reduce or eliminate most of these refractive errors. Untreated, refractive errors cause blurred vision and eye strain. Neither blurred vision or eye strain damages the eyes, but it makes reading or seeing far more difficult and uncomfortable and tiring. ...Read more

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What does the refractive error & corneal refraction in eyes mean?

Ref error: Total rrfractive error of the eye includes corneal refraction (glasses prescription based on corneal shape ) and lens refractive error. ...Read more

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more

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Is laser surgery to treat refractive error safe?

Yes: In short yes - very safe. But ask your doctor about potential complications. ...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

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