6. March 2010 12:38
Usually when a person leaves the clinic of eye specialist after an appointment, he/she suddenly remember a lot of things which were to be asked or shared/ confirmed with the doctor. But the irony is that people usually forget them on their next visit as well. Here is a solution to this common problem. Provided in this article is a list of all the things, however minor, which one has to keep in mind while paying a visit to their eye specialist. Take a peak:
During the appointment call
Keep the following points in mind while making the call for an appointment at the clinic of the eye specialist:
- Make sure to make a mention of all your visionary problems.
- If special tests are to be conducted, do ask at the desk in the clinic during your appointment call whether you will be able to drive yourself home or not. If not, make arrangements for a driver, a cab or a taxi driver to drive you home.
- Make sure to ask over the call itself, the tentative cost of the consultation and the treatment, if any. It helps you be prepared for the amount of money you will have to shed out.
Before you go in for the treatment
Before preparing yourself for the eye treatment, make a thorough list of all the following, lest you forget any important thing:
- Keep handy a list of all the signs and symptoms of eye problems that you have been facing, for example flashes of light, difficulty seeing at night, temporary double vision, loss of vision etc.
- Any kind of eye injury due to accident or mishap, or the history of any eye operation that you have ever undergone, including all details like approximate dates, hospitals concerned etc.
- Make a mention of the drugs and precautions being undertaken.
- Your general health condition and history of health, including your allergies, chronic health problems, operations etc.
Carry along with you
Make sure to carry the following things with you for the treatment:
- Your contact lenses, or eye glasses, or both, whichever you are using.
- The prescription of your previous course of medicine, the medicine itself and any other self recommendation drugs which you are taking or have ever taken in the past.
- Also carry along with you, your medical health plan or health insurance which you are taking.
During the examination
Keep the following things in mind during the examination:
- Do not go back with any doubts in your mind. Ask anything from the doctor without hesitations.
- Ask when it would be the best time to call back for any queries.
- Find out from the doctor when further treatment is required and when you have to return for your next visit.
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28. February 2010 07:50
Iris is the colored part of the eye. Its main function is to control the amount of the eye entering the eye. Iris is the circular muscles that control the size of the pupil and thus control the amount of light entering the eye.
Iritis is the inflammation of the iris of the eye. Since Iritis is the inflammation inside the eye, this condition can be sight threatening.
Causes of Iritis
- Iritis can be caused due to Viral or bacterial Infection
- Trauma to the eye can lead to Iritis.
- Systemic diseases like Ankylosing spondylitis and Rheumatoid Arthritis can also be a cause of Iritis.
Symptoms of Iritis
- Pain and redness in the eye
- Sensitivity to light
- Smaller pupil
- Irregular shape of Pupil
- Blurred vision
Diagnosis of Iritis
- Complete eye examination by a qualified Eye Doctor – Slit eye exam
- When Iritis is suspected to be caused by the systemic illness, complete medical evaluation is done. This includes blood tests and X-rays
Treatment for Iritis
- Main aim of the treatment is to reduce pain and inflammation caused by Iritis.
- Cycloplegics drops or Dilating eye drops to enlarge the pupil. These reduce the discomfort in the eye.
- For Infectious causes – Antibiotic eye drops and Ointments are used.
- Topical steroids to reduce inflammation and pain
- In severe cases oral medications may be prescribed
Untreated or Chronic Iritis may lead to
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