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Reduction of refractory errors - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here
Doctor :   Good afternoon.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   ga
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   y
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical query?
Doctor :   *any medical query?
User :   i have spects
User :   and power is around 9-10
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i want to knw
User :   how to reduce power ?
Doctor :   Refractory errors are corrected by means of glasses, contact lens.
Doctor :   There are 2 more options available to treat
Doctor :   refractory errors.
Doctor :   They are surgical procedures.
Doctor :   1. You could opt of intra occular lens where refractory lens is placed replacing or supporting the natural lens
Doctor :   2. LASIK surgery.
Doctor :   Both these procedures help in correcting refractory errors.
User :   i use lenses since 10 yrs
User :   and i dont want my eyes to be operated
User :   will there be ant problem due to lenses ?
User :   like dryness of eyes???
Doctor :   Refractory errors occur due either due to change in the aperture of the eye or the lens.
Doctor :   Hence this problem can be corrected and not completely reversed.
Doctor :   Contact lens have some side effects that include infections, trauma and some dryness.
Doctor :   However when used appropriately as per the guideliness
Doctor :   these side effects can be prevented.
Doctor :   Such side effects have been report with less than 2% individuals wearing contact lens.
Doctor :   So do not worry.
User :   and can i use cosmetics like eye liner , eye shades if lenses are used ???
Doctor :   Yes.
Doctor :   You can use them.
Doctor :   Do you follow?
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   yes i was busy with work
User :   there want be ant problem using eye liner na?
User :   there is possibility of spreading
User :   so i asked you
Doctor :   Infections occur if contact lens are not maintained properly.
Doctor :   Apart from this, use of external cosmetics do not affect contact lens.
User :   and id eye liner and lenses come in contact with each other , den ???
User :   if*
Doctor :   Eye lashes are placed in such way that they do not touch the cornea.
Doctor :   If the eyelashes are turned inside so that there is a contact between them, then those eyelashes need to be removed.
Doctor :   Such eye lashes can introduce infection.
User :   okies
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   and in a day , how many times i can wash my eyes with fresh cold water?
User :   is der any fix temperature of water?
Doctor :   There are no specific recommendations as far as washing eyes and temperature of the water is concerned.
Doctor :   As long as you do not hurt your eyes with hot water and high pressure water, then it is fine.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   kk
User :   thank dr
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   bbye
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