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Blurred vision due to long working hours with laptop - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi xxxx
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hello doc!
User :   may i know your name>
Doctor :   I'm Dr. xxxx
User :   oh , xxxx
User :   do you know ayurveda?
Doctor :   how did you come to know about us
User :   can you please answer my question first
User :   so that i could give the answer for your question :)
Doctor :   I have a very little knowledge about ayurveda-
User :   oh ok no problem
Doctor :   I am an allopathic physician
User :   hmm i come to know about you thru mginger
User :   I have problem with my eyes
Doctor :   ok
User :   i work for more than 8 hours for a day ... using laptop
Doctor :   To get a more complete picture I need this information
Age: ; Occupation: ; Location: ;
User :   25 , xxxx
User :xxxx
Doctor :   ok-
Doctor :   Do you have any pain in your eyes- burning/ watering?
Doctor :   any headache?
User :   burning
User :   and also ghost images
User :   :(
Doctor :   how long have you had this problem for?
User :   from since 4 years
User :   but now it is very critical
Doctor :   when you say ghost images- do you mean blurring/ loss of part of vision?
User :   previously it use to happen after constantly working for 8 hours
User :   now it is hapening for just 2 hours time
Doctor :   have you had an eye check up at any time?
Doctor :   do you wear specs?
User :   ghost images mean .. i could see double names ,pictures ... overlapping above the real image ... kind of blurring
User :   yes i ahd many times my eye check up every year .. but the doc says taht there is no eye sight
User :   i dont wear specs
Doctor :   when did this double vision start?
User :   from since 3 years
Doctor :   do you have a dry eye problem?
User :   no
Doctor :   when you say double images- I just want to clarify- is it just hazy vision
User :   hazy means>
User :   ?
Doctor :   or do you see two images at any time of the same object
Doctor :   hazy means- not clear
User :   for example if i see a tublight a thin layer of other tubelight will be visible upon the real one with my right eye (not with left)
Doctor :   does this happen only when you look away after working on your computer screen after working for a long time- or even otherwise?
User :   yup
User :   and in the morning after waking up everything seems alright
Doctor :   when was the last time you had an eye check up?
Doctor :   are you currently trying any self care tips for your eyes reguarly?
User :   it was 5 months back
User :   and right now i am using itone drops(ayur. medicine) and i do eye excersise before going to bed
Doctor :   ok- any exercise during the day- when working?
User :   nope
User :   not at all
User :   :(
Doctor :   Throughout the day, give your eyes a break by forcing them to focus on something other than on your screen.
User :   one more thing Jai
Doctor :   just read this simple exercise carefully
Doctor :   and make a note of it
Doctor :   Hold a finger a few inches in front of your face; focus on the finger as you slowly move it away; focus on something far in the distance and then back to the finger;
User :   here i was using desktop PC in office from last 3 years now suddenly I've started using laptop (from 2 weeks)
User :   is it creating any problem
Doctor :   laptops are usually beter than PC's
Doctor :   less glare usually
User :   ya
User :   but i had antiglare to my pc
User :   now i dont have antiglare to my laptop
User :   :(
Doctor :   then it is almost the same
Doctor :   you need antiglare for the PC to match a laptop
User :   shall i request for anti glare for lappy?
Doctor :   you can- if there is
User :   ok
User :   alright Mr xxxx
User :   any other tips you want to give
User :   reg food habits
User :   ?
Doctor :   just ry the exercise for your eyes
User :   i am a bachelore staying in PG so i am uanble to get good grreen veg. food at hotels
User :   so i am just taking carrots twice a week
Doctor :   ok :)
Doctor :   thats good- eat bright fruits also- like papaya
User :   ok
User :   taing orange juice too
Doctor :   just take a small walk ever hour
User :   ok sure ..
User :   i do walking every monring for half an hour
Doctor :   and try focussing away from the comp screen as often as you can- to your fingers and then anything 8 ft away
Doctor :   do this t 3times as often as you can
Doctor :   throughout the day
User :   but that i can't do it in the day time
Doctor :   and keep blinking often
User :   in office :(
User :   every one will watch me ..
Doctor :   you have o try- it will give you good relief
User :   any other alternative
Doctor :   no :(
User :   :( oh
User :   ok no probs ..
User :   i 'll do it
User :   thanks for your advice
User :   hey by the way
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
Doctor :   yes
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Doctor :   I have heard abt them
User :   ok
Doctor :   Is there anything specific you want to know?
User :   may i know in which hospital you are working for
User :   >
Doctor :   abt them?
User :   no
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User :   oh thats really good
User :   so where you are working now>
User :   what is health car magic
User :   may i know somethign abt the company please ..
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Doctor :   thank youxxxx
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
User :   ba bye xxxx Doc
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