WHAT IS AMAUROSIS FUGAX(AF)?
HAVE YOU EVER EXPERIENCED AN EPISODE OF SOME SECONDS TO A FEW MINUTES OF VISION LOSS IN ONE EYE? THIS CONDITION IS CALLED AMAUROSIS FUGAX. WHAT IS AMAUROSIS FUGAX(AF)? The word Amaurosis is a Greek word meaning Dark and the word Fugax a Latin word meaning Fleeting. Amaurosis Fugax is the temporary loss of vision […]
BRAILLE, A READING AND WRITING DEVICE FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED
Braille is a tactile writing system used by people who are visually impaired, including people who are blind, deafblind, or who have low vision. It can be read either on embossed paper or by using refreshable braille displays that connect to computers and smartphone devices. Braille is a system of raised dots that can be […]
WHY YOU SHOULDN’T RUB YOUR EYES
Why Do We Rub Our Eyes? When your eyes are itchy, it is tempting to rub them. Though it may seem harmless but rubbing releases histamines, which make the itching worse, which in turn leads to more aggressive eye rubbing. Rubbing your eyes isn’t all bad. It releases more tears, which in turn causes the […]
VISION AND DRIVING
Commuting is a very essential part of daily living. Amongst all known means of transportation, transportation by land (road ravel) remains the most commonly used. The term “road users” simply refers to all those who move on the roads. They include: motorists, pedestrians, cyclists. In a broader sense, it includes all those who are found […]
WHAT IS PHOTOPHOBIA?
Photophobia, or light sensitivity, is an intolerance of the eyes to light. Sources such as sunlight, fluorescent light and incandescent light all can cause discomfort, along with a need to squint or close the eyes. Headaches also may accompany light sensitivity. Light-sensitive people sometimes are bothered only by bright light. In extreme cases, however, any […]
WHAT IS DIABETES?
Diabetes is a disease in which glucose levels in your blood (also known as blood sugar) are high. Blood glucose is your body’s main source of energy and you get it from the food you eat. Your body makes a hormone called insulin that helps glucose from food you eat get into your cells to […]
WHY IT’S IMPORTANT TO USE YOUR EYE DROPS CORRECTLY?
Eye drops are real medicine, just like tablets and injections. This means they need to be treated with the same care as other more familiar medications. Missing doses, discontinuing treatment or failing to use eye drops as directed can put your sight at risk. Eye drops are used in the treatment of many eye conditions […]
IMPORTANCE OF SLEEP TO YOUR EYE HEALTH AND VISION.
Getting a good night sleep is great for physical and mental health. It is important for your eyes to get good quality of sleep because it helps them recover from eye strain and blurry vision from reading, driving, scrolling on your phone or working on your computer, and dry eyes from air-conditioning in offices and […]
WHAT IS ASTIGMATISM ?
Astigmatism is a type of refractive error, which occurs when there is an unusual curvature in the eye’s lens or cornea, this prevents light from being focused in the focal point of the retina. In a person with astigmatism, the cornea is often egg- or football-shaped and curves differently from top to bottom than it […]
WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF WATERY EYES?
Tears help your eyes stay healthy and comfortable. However, uncontrolled tearing or watery eyes can impact your well-being and daily life. Epiphora, more commonly referred to as watery eyes is when you have excessive tear production. Tears serve several key roles in your body. They keep your eyes lubricated and help to wash away foreign […]