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Using contact lenses for eyes. History of eye infection. Lasik surgery advised? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:good afternoon
Doctor:Dr.xxxxxxxxxx here
User:hi doctor.....
Doctor:Please proceed with your query
User:i have an question for my eyes..........
Doctor:Please ask
User:i am currently using monthly disposable contact lenses around 6 months
User:initiallly i just used to wear specs......
User:since last 2 or 3 weeks i am facing some issues with my eyes. as i hav already suffered with eye infection twice in last 2 weeks.
User:please suggest how can i take special care of my eyes using lenses
User:n avoid eye problems
Doctor:See, the main problem with the contact lenses is with the cleaning solution
Doctor:You are currently using monthly disposable lenses
Doctor:You must know how to clean your lenses
Doctor:The common problem in the eyes arise due to an organism called Entamoeba histolytica that grows in the cleansing solution
Doctor:The cleansing solution must be kept clean
Doctor:You should change it frequently
Doctor:Use fresh cleansing solution every time
Doctor:Also, it is not advisable to keep the contact lenses on for more than 8 hours in a day
Doctor:So ideally you must remove your lenses after 8 hrs in a day
Doctor:Switch to spectacles at home
Doctor:Also, you should keep your cornea moist
Doctor:Use refresh tears or add tears often
Doctor:Whatever that goes into your eyes must be sterile
User:whts refresh tears????
Doctor:Hope you are following me
Doctor:They are artificial tears that keep the cornea moist
Doctor:You can use it
User:how frequently should i clean my lenses with a slution in a day?
Doctor:Every time you remove it and put it on again, it should be cleansed with a fresh solution
User:i think the name of my solution is "complete" i guess?
User:is that fine or i shpuldd switch over to a better one
User:u der
Doctor:Yes I am
Doctor:Sorry I do not know the constituents of the complete solution
Doctor:Do you know it?
User:no i dnt remember now........ actually
User:i was planning to go for a lasic treatment
User:but i really hav no clue how safe is that for me at this point of time?
Doctor:That is a great option, I was just thinking of suggesting you that
Doctor:It is absolutely safe and easy in expert hands
Doctor:What is your age?
User:i am 28
Doctor:It is a good time to go for it now
Doctor:You can go consult reputed hospitals like XXXXXXX nethralaya
User:u mean i will never face any eyesight issues in my future?
User:or we still hav sm chnaces for same
Doctor:Your refraction will be corrected to normal
Doctor:It would not recur
User:sure... doc bcoz its a eye prob i m really scared before goin for any option before consulting an expert. so.......
Doctor:RElax, nothing to worry
Doctor:It is all advanced these days
Doctor:That too the Lasik surgery
User:whts the best things to go for eyes what ths surgery called
Doctor:is done with all ease and technology
Doctor:It is called as LASIK
User:can u suggest some gud hospitals in
Doctor:Please confirm your contact number
User:can u send me the list of same
Doctor:We shall call you regarding this and guide you
User:sure... thnks a lot.....
Doctor:Pleasure is mine
User:last question......
User:is there any natural way to improve your euesight ? does it work
Doctor:Yes, you must take foods XXXXXXX in carotenes and Vitamin A
User:or any vitamin A tablet that you suggest is gud
Doctor:It does help
User:any tablet that you recommend
Doctor:You get vitamin A capsules in all pharmacy
Doctor:Like D3 up
Doctor:You can try them
User:"D3 UP" is d name of the tablet
User:i should take dis tablet daily
User:once or ?
Doctor:Once daily
User:nice talkin to you.....
Doctor:Same here
Doctor:Take care
User:great help........... appreciated
Doctor:Bye for now
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