Precautions after Cataract Surgery

We all have someone in our family – parents, grandparents, uncles or aunts who have to undergo cataract surgery at some point or the other. When you or a loved one are handed a diagnosis of cataract and are advised to undergo cataract surgery, the very thought can give rise to a lot of questions, anxieties and fears. One major cause of apprehension is – What will happen during the cataract operation? What can one expect after the cataract surgery? Just knowing what will happen and what we are expected to do, can ease a lot of our anxieties.

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Got something stuck in your eye ?

Winter is just around the corner. The chill is increasing in the air, the leaves are letting go of the comfort of the trees, there’s an invigorating freshness all around. You’re inspired to go for a walk in your neighbourhood park. A cool gust of wind blows in your face.

Suddenly you feel an irritation in your eye. However hard you rub your eye, you can’t seem to get rid of the feeling that something is stuck in the eye.

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Smart Phones get Smarter!

Hey Einstein, beat this… Smart phones just had their IQs raised! From being a simple device that transmitted sound, smart phones have gone on to become your eye doctor’s special assistant. New applications are being developed by scientists to help eye specialists do a host of eye tests with the help of their smart phones. Here’s a look at the various apps that have been developed in the last few years…

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Cataract Surgery linked to Longer Life

Mr. Joseph Nair was a 62 years old retired accountant. Joseph had noticed little glows around the streetlights during his walks in the chilly winter nights. “Mr. Nair, age is catching up with your eyes,” explained his eye doctor. “You have started to develop cataract. Eventually you would need to have your eye lens replaced. But I leave the decision up to you. You can come get your cataract surgery done whenever you feel that your vision has started affecting your daily routine or is hampering your lifestyle.”

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The Secret in your Eyes

Did you know that your eyes can reveal other secrets too? When an eye doctor looks at your eyes, he can know about many diseases … not just those affecting your eyes, but a few diseases which may be wrecking damage to your body too. Damage, that you may not even be aware of; but is caught by the discerning eye of a doctor.

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Caffeine Helps Prevent Cataract

Emo Philips, the American Comedian was hilariously candid about his love for coffee. And he speaks for a lot of us who swear by our early morning cup of tea or coffee to kick-start our day. A study suggests that caffeine in tea or coffee, not only removes the grogginess from our eyes, but may also remove the blurriness from cataract.

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Healthy Food for your Eyes

Mrs. Sinha was stunned to see her husband waking up to the alarm at 5:30 am. ‘What had gotten into him?’ she wondered… He, on the other hand, pretended to not have noticed the surprise in her eyes. “From today, I will be going for a walk every morning. We need to take better care of our hearts. Why are you smiling like that? Even you should decrease the oil in your cooking from now on…”

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Bionic Eyes- Star Trek is here

“Mom, what are those funny sunglasses?” five-year Arnav asked with a look of amusement. It was the first time Arnav had seen the blind Lieutenant Commander Geordi La Forge in the movie Star Trek. “Son that is a VISOR, a special device that helps him see despite his blindness.” Then why doesn’t the blind uncle in the PCO booth use it? “This is not real son, it’s just a movie...”

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Memoirs of a Forgotten Swing

Aah, those golden days!

How I wish they would come back!

The days before cell phones, computers and video games had lured kids to lock themselves up in their rooms.

The days when kids would scream with delight as the wind caressed their hair while they swung up high.

The days when kids actually came out to play…

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How a World War Pilot helped Cataract Surgeries

It is the 14th day of August. The year is 1940. The world is embroiled in the Second World War. Gordon Cleaver, a pilot with Britain’s Royal Air Force is flying back to his base when a bullet smashes through the Perspex acrylic material of his aircraft’s cockpit side walls. Gordon is blinded in both his eyes immediately as the plastic shrapnel fly into his eyes. Amazingly, he somehow manages to turn his aircraft upside down and parachute himself to safety.

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