Common Eye Problems

Digital Eye Strain or Computer vision syndrome

It has emerged as a common eye problem due to increase and prolonged exposure to computer and smart phone screens everyday.  Its also referred as Blue Light damage

This is commonly characterized by pain, redness, dryness, blurring of the eyes and affect our eyesight.  Research shows that between 50-90% of people who work at a computer screen have at least some symptoms.Blue light emitted by digital devices have been implicated as a cause of Digital Eye Strain.  Exposure to blue light (400–500nm) can be harmful to the retina. Longer duration, less intense light exposure can also induce photochemical damage leading to accelerated retinal and macular aging.

Lutein and zeaxanthin are antioxidants found in the human retina and macula. Recent clinical trials have determined that carotenoids have protective effect against photoinduced damage to the lens and the retina.  Two of the major mechanisms of protection offered by Lutein and Zeaxanthin against age-related blue light damage are the antioxidant activity and the blue-light absorption. 

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

AMD is a chronic irreversible condition that results in vision loss in the centre of the visual field ( macula) because of damage to the Retina. The condition affects the patient as itthey may have difficulty reading, recognize faces etc. Their peripheral vision remain intact for most people allowing them to remain independent for most of the daily activities.AMD is one of the leading causes of blindness affecting people over 50 years.

Cataract

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that affects vision varying in degree from slight to complete opacity and obstructing the passage of light. Early in the development of age-related cataract, the power of the lens may be decreased, causing nearsightedness (myopia), and the gradual yellowing and opacification of thelens may reduce the perception of blue colors.

Most cataracts are related to ageing and are common in older people. A cataract can occur in either or both eyes but do not spread from one eye to the other. It may, however,impair your ability to see well enough to perform daily tasks and can become worse over time.

Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

AMD is a chronic irreversible condition that results in vision loss in the centre of the visual field ( macula) because of damage to the Retina. The condition affects the patient as itthey may have difficulty reading, recognize faces etc. Their peripheral vision remain intact for most people allowing them to remain independent for most of the daily activities.AMD is one of the leading causes of blindness affecting people over 50 years.

Cataract

A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that affects vision varying in degree from slight to complete opacity and obstructing the passage of light. Early in the development of age-related cataract, the power of the lens may be decreased, causing nearsightedness (myopia), and the gradual yellowing and opacification of thelens may reduce the perception of blue colors.

Most cataracts are related to ageing and are common in older people. A cataract can occur in either or both eyes but do not spread from one eye to the other. It may, however,impair your ability to see well enough to perform daily tasks and can become worse over time.