Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Amblyopia or lazy eye

Amblyopia or lazy eye is the most common disorder in children. It occurs when one eye is weaker than the other and the brain "shuts off" the weaker eye. Amblyopia may be caused by strabismus, or because one eye doesn't focus properly. Only an eye exam will detect it, because children can function well using just one eye.

Eyes continue to develop up to the age of about nine; it is important to be...gin treatment early (ideally before age six), because once the eyes mature, the condition is not reversible. Treatment may involve prescription of glasses, a combination of glasses and an eye patch, or just patching the strong eye to force the weaker eye to work harder. Surgery also may be necessary to mechanically realign the eyes.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Eye care tip:

Take one part of rose water and same quantity of lime juice, mix it and use it as eye drops. This can be used on a daily basis. This helps to reduce eye irritations and enhance visibility. Another homemade eye treatment is to add spinach to our daily food. Intake of vitamin A through diet is the best Natural care. Intake of walnut helps the eyes become healthy.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

‘All you need to know in Applied Optics’ – Advanced CME organized by Indian Journal of Ophthalmology (IJO – AIOS) under the aegis of Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society

22nd January 2012, Mumbai:

Indian Journal of Ophthalmology is organizing advanced CME on ‘All you need to know in Applied Optics’ to commemorate 100 years of 1st Ophthalmologist to have received a Nobel Prize: Dr. Allvar Gullstrand (1911). The CME is organized under the aegis of Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society and confers MMC credit hours.  MMC Credit Points are important for renewal of Maharashtra Medical Council registration. The CME is at Hotel Rang Sharda, Bandra, Mumbai on 22 January 2012 (Sunday), from 9 AM to 6 PM.

The CME is organized under the able guidance of Padmashree Prof Dr. T. P. Lahane and Prof Dr. S. Natarajan.

The event will observe talk by eminent Ophthalmologists of India like Prof. Dr. S. Natarajan, Dr. D. Ramamurthy, Dr. Barun K Nayak, Dr. Rohit Shetty, Dr. Kavita Rao, Dr. Anupam Deshpande, Dr. Arindam Chakravarti, Dr. Quresh B. Maskati, Dr. C. Wavikar, Dr. Sujal Shah, Dr. Kumar Doctor, Dr. Mathew Kurian, Dr Rajini Battu, Dr. Dipali Prabhu, Dr. Sudeep Das, Dr Supriya Dabir and Dr. Jatin Ashar.

The talks will focus on life of Allavar Gullstrand and will impart knowledge on the recent advanced topics of cornea & refractive surgeries, cataract surgery, diagnostics in retina & glaucoma and many other case & problem based discussions.

Allvar Gullstrand was a Swedish ophthalmologist. He was professor of eye therapy and of optics at the University of Uppsala. He applied the methods of physical mathematics to the study of optical images and of the refraction of light in the eye. For this work, he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1911. Gullstrand is noted also for his research on astigmatism and for improving the ophthalmoscope and corrective lenses for use after removal of a cataract from the eye.

A Quiz will be organized at the end of the session based on noble prize in Ophthalmology and topics related to optics & refraction. Quiz is specially organized for PG Students & young budding Ophthalmologists.

Importance of Vitamin A for eye

 There are many eye diseases and eating the proper eye vitamin content food will save us from those diseases. Food like carrots, spinach, Raw Mango, Kale, Oat meal, Tomato Juice, Apricot with skin, Papaya has high content of best eye vitamins (Vitamin A).
Vitamin A is an important eye vitamin that is found in animal meats, Eggs, milk, vegetables like carrot and spinach. Vitamin A is an essential eye vitamin that helps the retina to function well. It prevents from night blindness. Eye vitamin supplements help in bringing all valuable nutrients you need to make your vision healthier.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Eye Care: Tips for Computer Users

Computer users experience eyestrain, headaches, blurred vision & other visual symptoms related to sustained use of the computer.

Tips to avoid eye problem:

• The computer screen should be slightly below the eye level (about 20 degrees).
• Locate keyboard so your wrists & lower arms are parallel to the floor.
• Chairs should provide proper back support & be adjustable
• Adjust the chair height so your feet are flat on the floor with thighs parallel to the floor
• Adjust the work table so legs & knees clear it's underside
• The screen brightness and contrast should be adjusted by the operator for the maximum viewing comfort
• The workstation lighting should provide a 10:3 ratio - screen characters 10 times brighter than the screen background; room illumination 3 times brighter than screen background
• Each workstation should have an adjustable shaded copy lamp that can be aimed by the operator without causing screen reflections
• Eliminate glare & screen reflections by moving or tilting the computer or getting an anti-glare screen
• Try not to face toward windows or bright light sources
• Operators should face into an open space beyond the computer screen
• Clean the screen regularly as they attract dust
• Use anti-reflecting glasses if you use the computer.
• Eat healthy with plenty of fruits and vegetables.

Prof. Dr. N.S. Sundaram’s 86th birthday

Dr. S. Natarajan is celebrating his father Prof. Dr. N.S. Sundaram’s 86th birthday on Thursday, January, 19, 2012, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM at Sakuntala International, Vannarpet, Thirunelveli, Tamilnadu.

Chief Guest: Dr. Ramakrishnan Director, Arvind Eye Hospital, Thirunelveli

Guest of Honour: R.M.K.V Shir. V. Thiyagarajan.

Presentation on Eye Donation and Diabetes by Prof. Dr. S. Natarajan CMD. Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, Wadala, Mumbai.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A little extra help for your glasses

Eye Care Tip:

A little extra help for your glasses

Anti-reflective coatings on the lenses of your glasses can be applied by your optometrist to reduce discomfort and to ease reduced vision from bright and/or flickering light sources such as VDTs and fluorescent lights. And don’t forget, your doctor of optometry can talk to you about eyeglasses designed specifically for people who use computers a lot.

All you need to know in Applied Optics - CMe on 22nd Jan 2012

We cordially invite you to the scientific meet for commemorating 100 years of 1st Ophthalmologist to have received a Nobel Prize for his work on the dioptrics of the eye: Dr. Allvar Gullstrand (1911). It gives you a chance to hear prominent speakers about their views on ‘All you need to know in Applied Optics’. This is being organized by Indian Journal of Ophthalmology (IJO-AIOS) under the aegis of Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society and confers MMC credit hours. The CME is at Hotel Rang Sharda, Bandra, Mumbai on 22 January 2012 (Sunday), from 9 AM to 6 PM. List of the sessions with topics and speakers is attached.

Registration Details:
Delegates: Rs. 500
PG students: Rs. 250 (Must be an AIOS member/ register for AIOS membership on spot)
For Registration details contact: Ms. Shalaka Gaikwad (9833277383)- 11.00 AM to 05.00 PM

For more details contact:
Dr. Deepen Sheth: 09619850581
Dr. Navendu Rai: 09769244343
Mr. Subash Panigrahy: 09820148846

Monday, January 16, 2012

Diabetic Eye Care

People with diabetes need to be particularly concerned with protecting their eyes. The complications of diabetes pose several serious threats to the eyes. The major eye-disease risk for people with diabetes is diabetic retinopathy, in which abnormal blood vessels grow across the retina, damaging and sometimes permanently destroying vision. One in every five Indian adults living in urban cities suffers not only from hypertension but also diabetes.

Diet, medication, and exercise are key to controlling diabetes and reducing the risks of retinopathy. High blood pressure increases the chances of developing retinopathy. Keeping close control of blood sugar levels is known to decrease a person's risk of progressive retinopathy. Anyone with diabetes who's at risk should be screened at least yearly for this eye disease, even if there are no vision symptoms. If caught early, advancement of retinopathy can sometimes be halted by laser treatments. Those recently diagnosed with Type II diabetes should have an eye exam soon after the diagnosis is made. It's common to have diabetes for some time before being diagnosed, and eye damage may already have occurred.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


  • To relieve tired eyes, apply a cupped palm on your eyes to make them feel relaxed, these comforts and soothes your eyes.
  • Make horizontal and vertical movements of the eyes to the maximum extreme every thirty minutes if you are reading, studying or working on compute for long hours.
  • Another good eye relaxing technique is to look far and then at a point close to you rapidly a few times.
  • Avoid reading while sleeping and maintain a distance of about one to one and a half feet between the eyes and your book.
  • Relax your eyes with warm compresses by dipping a napkin in luke warm water, squeezing the water and place the napkin on your eyes.
  •  Use of a moisturizing or lubricating eye drops also relieves tired eyes