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Can Children Wear Contact Lenses

Introduction Parents frequently ask this question whenever their child is advised to wear contact lenses for optical correction. Actually there is no specific age limit to start wearing contact lenses. Contact lenses can be worn at any age as long as the parameters of the cornea can be matched with …

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Strabismus / Squint

What Is Strabismus And What Is Squint? Strabismus is also known as squint. It occurs when the two eyes are not aligned and point in different directions. One eye is looking straight while the other points inwards, outwards, upwards or downwards. It may run in families. It occurs in 2 …

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Refractive Errors

What are refractive errors? Light travels through the cornea (clear transparent part of the eye) and the lens before falling on the retina (the retina is the nerve layer that lines the back of the eye). The eye needs to bend (refract) the light rays so that the image can …

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Conjunctivitis

What is conjunctivitis? Conjunctiva is the clear covering which coats the white of the eye and lines the inner part of the eyelids. Soreness and redness of the conjunctiva is called conjunctivitis. What are the signs and symptoms? Signs and symptoms vary slightly according to the cause of conjunctivitis. However …

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