Let’s test your vision on this World Vision Day

Do you have any of the following conditions?
Heart trouble


High blood pressure


Breast cancer

The condition of the thyroid gland

Diabetes mellitus

These are some of the diseases that usually affect vision in the long run. Therefore, it is very important for these patients to have their eyes checked regularly.

In general, can we say that the state of your health in general. Zera means the worst possible, and 10 means the best
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Our health and immunity affect the eyes.

How would you rate vision now (in glasses or contact lenses if you wear them), on a scale of 0 to 10, where zero means worst vision, bad or worse than blind, and 10 – best vision

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Have you experienced dryness, itching or a burning sensation in your eyes?

Yes or no
If so, then you may have blepharitis. It is an eye condition in which the eyelids become inflamed or infected as a result of irritants, bacteria or even ticks.

Have you noticed that your eyes are not looking in the same direction at the same time?

Yes or no
If so, then you may have strabismus (crossed eyes). It is a condition in which the eyes do not coincide with each other. In other words, one eye is turned in a direction that is different from the other.

Have you experienced eye pain, excess discharge or tearing?

Yes or no
When a person experiences dry eyes, excessive discharge, or tearing, we call this computer vision syndrome. As the name implies, computer vision syndrome, also called digital eye strain, describes a group of eye and vision problems that result from prolonged use of a computer, tablet, e-reader, and cell phone.

When you look into the light, do you notice in your eyes spots similar to black or gray specks or strings floating over your eyes?
Yes or no

These spots or spots are called eye floats. These are spots in your vision that can look like black or gray specks, strings or cobwebs that hover when you move your eyes, and seem to get lost when you try to look at them directly.

Do you face any difficulties with adapting to darkness?

Yes or no
With age the muscles in the iris may weaken as the muscles are prone to it. As the eyes respond less and less to light, this can lead to your eyes not adapting properly to the rapid changes between light and darkness.

Do you have an unusual sensitivity to sudden exposure to light?

Yes or no
Photosensitivity or “photophobia” is common in people diagnosed with eye disease or vision loss. Light sensitivity is when the level of light in the environment is too bright and causes discomfort

Do you see halos around a lighted object or glare?

Yes or no
If a person has problems with cataracts, when looking at bright light or illuminated objects surrounded by darkness, he may notice a significant blurring of boundaries or a “halo” effect around the object or light source.

Eye care is important for everyone. So knowing your eyes, monitoring their health and getting tested is just as important as doing a blood test every quarter.

Author: Dr. Sudipta Pokrasi, Chair of Ophthalmology, Medanta


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