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Eyesight problem, - 4.0 on both sides, scared to be blind by 50 years, lasik surgery, kidney stone, hydrotherapy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi, Dr.
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :I wanted some advise on eysight related issue
Doctor :   ok
User :   Power of my spectacles is increasing at a fast is currently 4.0 (both left & right eye)
Doctor :   ok
User :   I mean -4.0 (for viewing distance objects)
Doctor :   may i know your age
User :   33 years
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   when was the last visit to the ophthalmologist ?
User :   I need your advise on how to stabilise this first and then possibly reduce the power of spectacles
User :   around 6 months back
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   there is nothing much you could do to stabilize it yourself
Doctor :   you need to get the eyes examined and the power changed
Doctor :   the doctor may have to re check for the errors
Doctor :   as power is known to fluctuate
User :   that is what I am doing currently, however I am worried that with this rate, i would almost be blind when I reach 50
Doctor :   do not worry
Doctor :   you could discuss the issue with the doctor regarding correction methods
Doctor :   and eye exercises
User :   ok
User :   is LAsik surgery advisable ?
Doctor :   yes , you may discuss the options with the doctor
User :   ok, thanks for your advise. Bye
Doctor :   are there any more questions for em to help you with
User :   no, thanks !
Doctor :   ok , lasik is an option to be considered
Doctor :   but it is done only for specific cases
Doctor :   meanwhile i would also suggest you to take diet rich in green leafy vegetables , vit A
User :   yes, I also heard that lasik has a life of approx 20 years only after which this has to be done again and that time the chances of successful operations are quite bleak etc etc
Doctor :   do not worry about the outcome
Doctor :   it is a good solution
User :   ok, another advise....what is the ideal intake of water one should have everyday
Doctor :   the corrections will last long and revision surgery may not be mandatory
Doctor :   two to 3 litres
Doctor :   2 to 3 litres a day would be good
User :   my wife is suffering from stone formation in her kidney
Doctor :   drink in small quantity frequently
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   drinking water is a good solution
Doctor :   stones of small size get washed away like this
User :   yes
Doctor :   this is known as flush therapy
User :   ok
Doctor :   if they are smaller in size and do not cause any symptoms , nothing to worry
User :   no, at times these stone causes acute pain in her lower back,
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   hwat has the doctor suggested ?
Doctor :   what
User :   we have got her admitted twice in the hospital , she was treated with hydrotherapy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   that is fine
Doctor :   does she have fever ?
User :   but there is no permanent solution, as the size of stone/stones are quite small
User :   no, not yet
Doctor :   yes , it is not advised for any procedure as the size is small
Doctor :   so it is better to wait till it is flushed than to operate
User :   yes, that's what her doctor also said
User :   thanks for your advise, :-)
User :   it was nice talking to you
User :   bye
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   take care
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