Keratoconus: Different ways to treat this corneal disorder

Along with nearsightedness, many other eye disorders could affect a person in their teen years. One such eye disorder is Keratoconus which usually starts developing at a young age and advances over the years. Here is everything to help you know if you are at the risk of developing Keratoconus. What is Keratoconus? The cornea is the dome-shaped, clear window present in the front portion of the eye. Also, called …

Low vision: Know how to cope with this eye disorder

Our body goes through a lot of changes as we age. Our eyes undergo a lot of changes as well. Glasses or contact lenses can successfully help you manage some of the changes. However, in some cases, the general prescription lenses, surgery or other medical treatment cannot assist in restoring the complete vision. If there is some vision in such a case, then it is termed as low vision. Some …

Bruxism – Grinding Or Clenching Teeth While Sleeping

Bruxism is a state in which one grinds, gnashes or clenches one’s teeth. If one has bruxism one may unconsciously clench the teeth when awake (awake bruxism) or clench and grind them during sleep (sleep bruxism). Sleep bruxism is a disorder related to sleep-related movement. People who have sleep bruxism develop other complications like snoring and sleep apnea (pauses in breathing). Mild bruxism is not a problem and may not …

Dry Eye Syndrome: Understanding the common Eye disorder

Tears are essential for our eye to stay healthy.  A film of tear spreads evenly over the eyeballs everytime we blink our eyes. The tears help in maintaining the smooth and clear surface of the eye. For having a good vision, the film of tear is essential. Sometimes our eyes fail to make enough tears or one or more layer of the tear film is affected which leads to the …

Keratoconus: What are its causes and Treatment options?

The human eye is made up of several layers. Each layer has a different morphological makeup designed according to the functions. Any disease affecting even a single layer of the eye, alter the complete functionality of the eye, causing loss of eyesight and other related conditions. The eye has one such essential component; it is the transparent window at the front of the eye called cornea. It is a round …

Dry Eye Syndrome: Are Dry Eyes A Cause For Concern?

Some patients experience frequent drying of eyes due to medical conditions. Dry eye is a medical situation which occurs when the lachrymal glands are not able to produce tears in the required amount and consistency. This case may lead to inflammation of the eyes, and if this is not treated with care, will lead to pain, ulcers, severe scars on the cornea and finally loss of vision. Permanent vision loss …

What is Macular degeneration?

Macular degeneration is an age-related eye disease that leads to blurry vision or loss of vision due to degeneration of the macula. It is the central part of the retina, which lies in the back layer of the eye. It records the images that we see and transmit it to the brain. A healthy macula helps us to see clearly and perform tasks like reading, writing, sewing and many other …

Dry Eyes Syndrome: Causes, Risk factors, and Treatment

What is dry eye syndrome? Dry eye syndrome is a chronic condition in which our eye lacks natural moisture and lubrication and may appear dry. It is also known as keratoconjunctivitis sicca. It is a prevalent eye problem. What are the symptoms of dry eye syndrome? Apart from having dry eyes and lack of lubrication, people suffering from this condition experience the following symptoms: Irritation of the eyes. Inflammation and …

How Safe Is Laser Dentistry

Laser dentistry is the way of dentistry using dental lasers. Dental lasers are the type of lasers used especially for oral dentistry purposes. It is a safe and an effective way to perform dental procedures. Laser dentistry is conducted when you’re facing gum surgery, cavity treatment or other oral issues. Dentists follow this type of surgery to remove overgrown tissue, to reshape the gums or to whiten the teeth. Laser …

Causes and Treatments of Back Pain and Neck Pain

What are Back Pain and Neck Pain? Every person in their life gets to experience terrible pain in their back or neck for at least once. After an age, we reach a stage where Back pain or neck pain becomes an inextricable part of our daily routine. In few humans, it is genetically inherited while in some it is caused due to their lifestyle. The primary concern is to cure …

What are Sleep Disorders and what is Sleep Apnea

Sleep is essential to every human. People need rest not just to maintain good health but also to attain inner peace. They work the whole just so that they can go home and take a sound sleep. It eventually helps them in gaining energy & freshness for the next day. Although rest is a vital part of the daily routine, not everyone can sleep well owing to various sleep disorders. …

Why is dental cleaning important?

The activity of cleaning teeth, usually performed at the beginning of the day and sometimes before going to bed, is known as dental cleaning. However, routine cleaning and brushing of teeth do not ensure removal of hardened deposits also known as tartar. A dental professional can help you overcome problems and diseases such as dental caries and gingivitis. Dental cleaning is the practice adapted to keep mouth free from diseases …

What is Dental Anxiety and Phobia? Some Tips to Overcome them

Some patients don’t look forward to dental visits. Dental procedures are mostly painless. Though, just the thought of being examined instill stress in many patients. This strain is known as Dental Anxiety. Dental phobia, however, refers to being frightened to such a level that they will do everything to avoid a dental appointment. It is an intense and unreasonable fear. People having dental phobia might put off routine checkups for …

What is cosmetic dentistry? What are its different procedures?

A beautiful smile is a great asset every one desires, and cosmetic dentistry makes it possible for everyone to have it. Any dental therapy that beautifies our teeth is cosmetic dentistry. Previously only a severe toothache would take us to the dentist. But nowadays dentistry offers us a wide range of procedures that deal with improving our dental appearance and beautification of our teeth. It focuses on enhancing the structure, …

Root Canal Treatment Overview and Advancements

In ancient times, there were no processed food and people used to have a diet filled with fruits and vegetables free from chemicals. That played a significant role, in keeping people healthy and their teeth clean. Lack of nutritious food and failing to maintain hygiene these days are the primary cause of tooth decay. One of the frequently occurring problems is pulp infection. The pulp is the vital part of …

Gingivitis Causes And Treatment

Gingivitis is inflammation of the gums that occurs because of a film of bacteria that accumulate on the teeth, known as plaque. This condition of gums is termed as plaque-induced gingivitis. It is a common and mild form of gum disease and if not taken care of in time may lead to other severe gum diseases such as periodontitis resulting in tooth loss. Symptoms Gums turn dark red or red-purple. …

Optometric Services Advantages and Side Effects

An optometrist is a health care professional qualified to examine the eyes for defects and faults of refraction. He diagnoses any disease in the eye and thus refers treatments by prescribing correctional lenses and eye exercises. Services An eye-care expert always recommends that people should undergo a comprehensive eye exam every one to two years, depending on age and physical condition. An eye exam can also reveal the earliest clues …

Childhood ADHD Diagnosis and Treatment

An active child is a sign of robust health and their everyday activities can bring much joy to those around. On the contrary, it can get very frustrating when you have an overactive or hyperactive child, who has difficulty keeping still or focusing on a task at hand even when you are repeatedly telling them to do so. Children that despite constant reprimanding indulge in impulsive behavior. Frequent episodes of …