Category: Eye problems

Eye is the complex yet amazing sense organ that enables us to see. Eyes are filled with nerves, liquid, a lens any more. Besides making us able to see, it also makes the world around us colourful as well as in 3-dimensional. This organ is made of several parts which work together to capture the image and then transmit it to the brain to enable us to see.
Eyes suffer from various types of problems and the basic result of all the problems is nothing but impaired vision. Let us have a look at some of the various types of eye problems like glaucoma, pink eye, retina problems, detached retina, eye infection etc.

Nearsightedness

It is the eye condition in which you can see nearby objects clearly, but far away objects become blurred. It is also known by the name of Myopia. It is caused as the result of refractive error. This error happens when the eye is unable to focus the light correctly. Most common symptom of myopia is blurred vision. It is often accompanied by headache, squinting and tired eyes.

Farsightedness

This eye problem is just opposite to nearsightedness. Having problem in seeing nearby objects is farsightedness or hyperopia. It is caused as the eye becomes unable to focus correctly as the light enters. It happens when the cornea becomes very flat. Hyperopia can occur because of heredity and aging of the eye lens. Blurred visions for close objects, squinting, pain or burning sensation are some of the common symptoms of farsightedness.

Astigmatism

Astigmatism is the eye problem that results in blurry, distorted and fuzzy vision. It is caused due to the wrong shape of the cornea. Genetics is one of the most important causes of this eye problem but may also happen after birth. It happens as the result of any injury as well. Blurry and distorted vision, problematic night vision, squinting, headaches and irritation are some of the common symptoms of astigmatism.

Presbyopia

It is the condition that results in losing the ability to quickly focus on an object. This disorder is common in ageing people as the lenses and fibre muscles around the lenses lose their flexibility. Headache after reading, having problem in reading small prints are the common symptoms of presbyopia.

Conjunctivitis

It is popularly known as ‘pink eye’ and is actually an infection or swelling in the eye. Infections cause the blood vessels in the conjunctiva to get inflamed. Virus, bacteria, allergies and chemicals cause this eye problem. Pink or red eyes along with a gritty feeling, itching as well as excessive tears are the symptoms of conjunctivitis.

Cataracts

Cataracts are nothing but the excess deposition of protein inside the eye lens. It is common with aging people and is very rare in young people. Basic cause of cataract is deposition of proteins in the lens. Spending too much time in sun without proper eye protection, smoking, high blood pressure are some of the causes that results in enhancement of cataract formation. Blurred and cloudy visions are the basic symptoms of cataracts.

Dry eyes

When our eyes are unable to produce the required amount of tears, we have dry eyes. Tears are necessary to keep the eyes in good health and properly working. As the production of tears is reduced, itchiness accompanied by burning sensation sets in. Prolonged suffering gives way to infections. Side effects of various medicines, environmental factors like wind and dust are some of the causes of dry eyes.

How to use contact lenses

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Best Healthy diet for eyes

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Protection of eyes

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Eye exercises to maintain and improve vision

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Home remedies to improve eyesight

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Red eye home remedies

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Cataract home remedies

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Stye eye home remedies

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Home remedies for eye diseases

The Human Eye is the Organ that Gives Us Sight. It is the most important organ of our body. For healthy eyes our overall heath must be good. In this article I will tell you different natural ways of eye treatment. Water therapy for eyes with rose water Wash eyes with cold water every day in morning, afternoon and evening. If possible then mix rose water in cold water and then wash your eyes. It takes away heat from your eyes. Take 1 table spoon triphala churna (mixture of amla...