Doctor insights on:
Refractive Error Eye
Yes: Many eye conditions have a hereditary component. Certain refractive erros do as well (it also depends on many other factors, such as how much near work or eye rubbing one does). ...Read more
My 7 month old has infantile intermittent esotropia. She has refractive eye errors. Just started wearing glasses on Saturday. How long will it take for me to notice her eyes been aligned properly?
Ask her eye doctor: Who knows her condition for the most reliable answer. When there is a significant accomodative esotropia, glasses help to relieve the stress on the eye muscles but is not always effective and surgery may be required to balance the muscles. Identifying the problem early, as you did, is helpful to preserve vision, as long term misalignment of the eyes can lead to vison loss known as amblyopia ...Read more
Anisometropia: As above.Get a more detailed answer ›
Subjective: Refraction is still the best way. This is the "what is better 1 or 2 test". ...Read more
It depends: If the difference is small, the brain can usually fuse the two images, especially with the help of glasses. When it becomes very large (anisometropia), it becomes more difficult to fuse and can result in amblyopia. Contact lenses tend to be better tolerated in people with large differences than glasses. ...Read more
Presbyopia/Hyperopia: Depending on the degree of your refractive error, you will notice some perceived "eye strain." The most likely cause is Presbyopia which is due to difficulty accommodating (reading) after the age of 40. This can easily be corrected with glasses. Not wearing any correction will NOT harm your eyes; however, the glasses will certainly make it more comfortable for you to see and read. ...Read more
I have a refractive error of -5.75 in both eyes (myopia & astigmatism) and floaters in both eyes. Is a pupil dilation better than the digital retinal?
In special cases: The same gadgetry that is used for adults, can also alter the power of eyes in children. However, it requires general anesthesia, and that is simply not acceptable for a condition which will continue to change. There have been a few special cases in which one eye is impossibly too far from the power of the other eye and might therefore lose vision, but these are special. ...Read more
I used to had very less dry eyes and also minor floaters now its fading away but is it mean that I am not eligible for refractive surgery?
Problems are not: Typical of dry eyes ; floaters at your age…. Must see an ophthalmologist for proper dx. I personally do not keep the age 18 as the limit for laser. Simple myopia stabilizes after 7-8 years of start of glasses. Hyperopia can have laser @ any age depending on diagnosis. A person becoming myopic at age 16 does not become stable till age 22-24. Keratoconus ; pathological myopia are different. ...Read more
No: It will provide no benefit.Get a more detailed answer ›
Or consider surgery: Depending on how much and what type of refractive error, glasses and contacts are good options, or you could consider surgery. Modern techniques allow correction of almost any type of refractive error, including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. More info at http://www.2020vision. Com/refractive_error. Html and www.2020vision. Com/procedures_lasik. Html. ...Read more
Refractive Error: Yes, this is typically your refractive error. When an eye doctor is comparing the numbers from other exams / doctors, he/she usually refers to the glasses prescription numbers for comparison. In higher levels of refractive error, contact lens prescriptions have be adjusted from the glasses power so the main number to know if your glasses refractive error. ...Read more