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Eyes have become red, irritation and pain. Have myopia. How to cure it? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 08-Jun-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:Good Afternoon
User:Good Afternoon.
Doctor:Hi XXXXXXX please proceed with your query.
User:My query is regarding my eyes
User:I have many people tell me that my eyes have become red.
User:I wear spectacles. I am Myopic I think.
User:Short sighted.
User:And need to use laptop a lot throughout the day
User:I feel irritation and slight pain as well
User:the frequency being nearly like once in ten days
User:the eyes pain and it subsides only after i sleep..
User:Other in my office do not have such a problem as i do
Doctor:Ok. I will give you a brief idea about what it is and what can be done.
User:like eyes aching and becoming red
Doctor:This is a very common problem faced by many people nowadays.
Doctor:Since when are you facing this problem?
User:a year nearly
Doctor:Redness,irritation and pain of the eyes since many days points towards a continuous stress to the eye.
Doctor:You could use certain relaxing practices, which I will guide you on.
User:because of laptop use i guess.. But i cannot avoid this as it's related to my work..
Doctor:You may also need some eye drops to keep the eye without any irritation.
Doctor:1. Though you need to work for long hours on computer, you need to relax in between.
Doctor:Ever 20-25 minutes interval, take a break for at least 30 seconds.
Doctor:During the 30 seconds look at anything which is far ( atleast 20 feet away)
Doctor:2. Make it a point to consciously blink your eyes several times in a minute.
Doctor:That will keep your eyes moist.
Doctor:3. Do not sit directly under the air conditioner as it can make your eyes dry.
Doctor:4. Try to keep the screen brightness of your laptop at a medium level.
Doctor:5. Wash your eyes whenever you come from an outside environment.
User:I keep the brightness at the lowest level. Will that strain my eyes?
Doctor:It can strain your eyes, if you have to strain yourself to read the screen.
Doctor:Your sitting posture should be correct.
Doctor:Back should be straight with feet on the floor.
Doctor:Screen should be at a level slightly lower than your eye level.
Doctor:These are the general measures, which can keep your eye healthy and prevent from stress related injuries.
Doctor:If you are having severe irritation or pain, you will need to visit an ophthalmologist, who can prescribe tear drops.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:Yes Dr
User:Sorry. My Laptop Froze and I had to force restart it
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:yes doctor
User:i will keep these in my mind
User:and follow them
Doctor:Please follow the specific directions, as it can give a massive relief from your symptoms.
User:thank you very much Dr. XXXXXXX
Doctor:It is just a conscious effort you have to put in.
Doctor:Do you have any other queries?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Let us know if you have any health related queries.
User:Sure Doctor. Thank you very much
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:Bye. Have a wonderful day.
Doctor:You too have a good day.
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