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Blindness and Legally Blind definitions

Blindness means the inability to see, but there are various degrees of blindness. It does not necessarily mean that one cannot see anything at all! Also, ‘blindness’ causes can be reversible and irreversible; the commonest reversible cause being Cataract (over 60%) and about 20% of cases even spectacle refractive errors come in this terminology but […]

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Public service Medical Examination for Eye Test

The criteria and process for eye examination for PCS in India is detailed below, as from their website: The candidate’s eye-sight will be tested in accordance with the following rules. (a) The result of each test would be recorded. (i) General–The candidate’s eyes will be submitted to a general examination directed to the detection of […]

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Contoura LASIK for Army/ Railway medical exam

Is Contoura surgery is detectable during army/ Railway medical test? This is a frequently asked question to us, especially before the enrollments. Some LASIK centres are misguiding our youth by informing that Contoura bladeless LASIK IS NOT DETECTABLE!! PLEASE BEWARE OF SUCH CLAIMS! Factual Answer: The detection depends on the testing done, or examination carried […]

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Indian Air Force Vision Medical Standards

One must have 6/6 in one eye and 6/9 in other, which can be correctable to 6/6 only for hypermetropia. Vision Defects Manifest hypermetropia must not exceed +2.0D Sphere. No Myopia. Astigmatism must be +0.75 D Cyl with +2.0 D maximum Near Vision must be N-5 each eye. Near vision is determined using “Times Roman” […]

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Do powers or numbers come back after LASIK surgery

Do powers or numbers come back after LASIK surgery? How can we prevent this and what can be done if they do come back? Let us say that you had LASIK surgery and achieved 6/6 or 20/20 vision, then many patients want to know how long does this result last? And are there any chances […]

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Technical differences between various excimer lasers

  Most excimer lasers- Wavefront LASIK Ex- 500 – Contoura™ LASIK with Occulyzer + Topolyser Vario (only at Shroff Eye, Mumbai)   1) Synchronized eye trackers @ 500 Hz = 6 millisecs response time @1050 Hz Laser falls on programmed target Therefore feedback time which is a response time of 2 millisecs 2)                        – 3  […]

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LASIK impact on the world

Nobody dreamed LASIK would have the impact on the world that it has. The excimer laser and microkeratome definitely advanced the position of LASIK surgery and allowed LASIK to bloom. But two other developments—the femtosecond laser and wavefront technology—have become the gold standard for a LASIK procedure. Femtosecond lasers allowed doctors to come up with […]

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Scientists use stem cells to regenerate human corneas

Limbal stem cells in the eye have the capacity to re-generate Scientists have developed a new technique to regrow human corneas. Using key tracer molecules, researchers have been able to hunt down elusive cells in the eye capable of regeneration and repair. They transplanted these regenerative stem cells into mice – creating fully functioning corneas. […]

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Microaneurysms shed light on diabetic retinopathy

June 24, 2014  SAN FRANCISCO — The identification of microaneurysm wall features have been correlated with anatomic and functional outcomes in the eyes of diabetes patients, according to data presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 74th Scientific Sessions. “We have classically graded hallmark vascular lesions, allowing staging of diabetic retinopathy severity and risk for diabetic […]

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