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Blindness gone with Bionic Eyes!!

How different Mahabharata would have been if King Dhithrastra, and the Queen Gandhari, parents of Kaurvas would have had bionic eyes!

Maybe we would have a different mythological history!

What is it like to see again after years of blindness?

After decades, the time has come where we can actually make a blind person with genetic or congenital retinal disorder regain vision with bionic eyes.

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Making your eyes look good!

What happens to our eyelids as we age?
As our body grows old, so does our skin. Slowly over a period of time, our skin loses its elasticity. Due to the effect of gravity, the excessive skin soon gets collected over our upper and lower eyelids. This excessive skin then hangs down forming a fold or a hood.

This excessive loose skin hanging over the lower eyelids causes wrinkles and bulges. When this occurs on the upper eyelids, the excessive skin forms a hood which can get in the way of clear vision.

Like other areas in the body, fat is also present around the eyeball to cushion it from the skull. This can also cause bulging in the lower and upper eyelids. There is a thin membrane to hold the fat in place. When this membrane weakens with age, the fat juts into the eyelids, causing baggy eyelids.

These wrinkles, bulges and bags together add up to give the eyes, a ‘tired’ or ‘old’ look.

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Thyroid and your eye

Thyroid problems can surprisingly affect your eyes – the way they look and also your vision. Learn about the effects of thyroid dysfunction on the eyes so you can protect your eyes.

What is thyroid eye disease?

In certain diseases, the thyroid gland secretes abnormally high amount of thyroid hormones resulting in symptoms such as high blood pressure, palpitations, irritability, fatigue, increased pulse rate, weight loss. This disease process may be auto-immune. This means that the immune system, which normally helps to defend your body against disease, suddenly decides that the body’s healthy cells are foreign. Effectively, the immune system attacks healthy body cells.

During this, the immune system also attacks the soft tissue, the muscles and the connective tissue around the eye leading to inflammation, swelling, engorgement and eventually fibrosis. This is known as thyroid eye disease (TED), thyroid associated orbitopathy (TAO) and graves orbitopathy.

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How to Prepare Your Child for an Eye Test

Bribe. Coercion. Camouflage. Pleading. A parent has to have multiple tricks up their sleeve, when it comes to getting their child ready for a trip to the Doctor’s place. Whether it is getting your kid ready for his vaccination shots or for his first eye check up, parents are often at their wit’s end. So how do you prepare your child for an eye test?

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A doctor's journey for Freedom from glasses Smile lasik surgery makes it possible

Dr. Poonam Jagtap is a resident of Ghansoli, near Koparkhairane in Navi Mumbai, India. She is a medical practitioner herself and works as an assistant medical director at Lions Hospital in Koparkhairane ,Navi Mumbai.

Dr. Poonam Jagtap underwent SMILE Lasik surgery at the Centre for Lasik Surgery in Advanced Eye Hospital, Navi Mumbai, India. SMILE Lasik is the world’s most advanced laser vision correction surgery that helps one get rid of spectacles. Dr. Poonam Jagtap shared her Lasik journey with us:

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5 Quick Questions on Ptosis

Dr. Akshay Nair, Oculoplastic Surgeon answers 5 quick questions about Ptosis or Droopy Eyes:

What is Ptosis ?

Drooping down of the upper eyelids is called ‘Ptosis’ or ‘Blepharoptosis’. The result is that one eye looks smaller than the other eye. This condition, which is commonly called ‘droopy eyes’, can affect one eye or both the eyes.

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‘Accidental’ Eye Test Saved my daughter’s sight!

This week we have a guest blogger, a parent, Mrs. Sudha Mane. At Advanced Eye Hospital, we usually ask our patients for a few words as testimonials and feedbacks. We were more than thrilled when Mrs. Mane volunteered with an entire article, sharing her experience with us.

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Top Five Queries a Diabetic asks an Eye Specialist

At Advanced Eye Hospital in Navi Mumbai, we recently had an online Diabetic Forum where diabetics interacted with our Retina Specialist, Dr. Yogesh Patil. This forum saw a tremendous response where many diabetics came forward and voiced out their concerns. Here we have compiled the top five queries that diabetics ask an eye specialist.

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Your Computer Will Wear Glasses

You wake up in the morning with a hot cup of tea and grab your mobile to check your email. And then you remember that you’ve forgotten your glasses in the bathroom.

You get into your car. You reluctantly get your spectacles out to peer at the display on your car dashboard.

You’ve reached your workplace and get called to the Boss’s cabin. You realise that you can’t contribute much to the impromptu meeting, because well… your glasses are sitting safely on your desk!

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