Sunday, December 23, 2012

Consider eye safety when toy shopping

Consider eye safety when toy shopping

eye safety in children is a global issue. In India , in addition to toys; fireworks and bow and arrow injuries during the festival season has claimed many eyes. Read this article for important tips and pearls about buying toys for young children.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Scientists discover how our brains categorize and map everything we see | ExtremeTech

Scientists discover how our brains categorize and map everything we see | ExtremeTech


Scientists discover how our brains categorize and map everything we...

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Considering how much time we spend with our eyes open, our brains are constantly dealing with an influx of visual data. The brain needs to store it somewhere, and thanks to scientists over at the University of California,...


Dr Kapil Midha is an Ophthalmologist and has his own Practice at Midha Eye Centre , New Railway Road, D N Colony{near fire station} Gurgaon.India. Ph No: 01242328346. email: midhaeyecentre@gmail.com

Saturday, December 15, 2012

congenital blue dot cataract

congenital blue dot cataract seen in a young teenage girl. Incidental finding while doing dilated eye examn for ref err. The patient has good vision.

Dr Kapil Midha is an Ophthalmologist and has his own Practice at Midha Eye Centre , New Railway Road, D N Colony{near fire station} Gurgaon.India. Ph No: 01242328346. email: midhaeyecentre@gmail.com

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

cicatrical ectropion

cicatrical ecropion of lower lid in a middle aged man. he gave a history of road accident several years ago.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

traumatic dislocation of lens of the eye

40yr old lady, presented with this picture of traumatic posterior dislocation of lens after a blunt injury with a steel drinking glass which a child threw and accidentally hit her right eye. you can see that the right eye is aphakic. the lens was seen in the vitreous on indirect ophthalmolscope.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

microphthalmos with retinal detachement.

Microphthalmic left eye in a young male with Iris and Choroidal coloboma and lens subluxation and retinal detachement.

Dr Kapil Midha is an Ophthalmologist and has his own Practice at Midha Eye Centre , New Railway Road, D N Colony{near fire station} Gurgaon.India. Ph No: 01242328346. email: midhaeyecentre@gmail.com

severe eye trauma due to firecracker.

severe eye injury in a young male adult due to firecracker bursting near face at diwali. You can see the massive corneal edema and hyphema[blood inside the eye]. His vision was markedly reduced.

firecracker eye injury

fire cracker injury of right eye which a young 10yr old girl suffered while bursting crackers at diwali festival, you can see the corneal stromal laceration.

Dr Kapil Midha is an Ophthalmologist and has his own Practice at Midha Eye Centre , New Railway Road, D N Colony{near fire station} Gurgaon.India. Ph No: 01242328346. email: midhaeyecentre@gmail.com

Firecracker eye burns in a young child

Firecracker eyelid skin and eyelash burns in a 9yr old child. A cracker accidentally burnt near his face during diwali celebrations.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Study: Are iPads and Kindles A Reading Solution For Patients With Vision Loss? | TIME.com

Study: Are iPads and Kindles A Reading Solution For Patients With Vision Loss? | TIME.com



This study shows how latest gadgets are helpful in providing reading solutions to patients with vision loss due to conditions like Macular Degeneration and Diabetic Retinopathy affecting the macula. The two important factors are that they are back lit and the font size can be increased. They act as highly effective low vision aids.



Dr Kapil Midha is an Ophthalmologist and has his own Practice at Midha Eye Centre , New Railway Road, D N Colony{near fire station} Gurgaon.India. Ph No: 01242328346. email: midhaeyecentre@gmail.com

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Now, sound device that acts as alternative vision for blind -

Now, sound device that acts as alternative vision for blind - The Times of India
Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a new device that converts images into music to help individuals without vision reach for objects in space.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

matchstick burns of cornea

matchstick burns of the cornea of right eye of a young male adult. the slough was gently cleaned with a sterile bud. You can see the epithelial defect left behind. patching was done with antibiotic eye ointment.

Dr Kapil Midha is an Ophthalmologist and has his own Practice at Midha Eye Centre , New Railway Road, D N Colony{near fire station} Gurgaon.India. Ph No: 01242328346. email: midhaeyecentre@gmail.com

cosmetic contact lens

cosmetic contact lens being used by a young lady to hide the heterochromic iris in the right eye.

coarse punctate keratitis

coarse punctate keratitis in the left eye of a young lady. she gave a history of mucopurulent conjunctivitis 2 wks before presenting with this picture.

Dr Kapil Midha is an Ophthalmologist and has his own Practice at Midha Eye Centre , New Railway Road, D N Colony{near fire station} Gurgaon.India. Ph No: 01242328346. email: midhaeyecentre@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Child Poisonings From Eye Drops, Nose Sprays

Child Poisonings From Eye Drops, Nose Sprays

Over-the-counter eyedrops and nose sprays contain powerful drugs that are poisonous in surprisingly small amounts if swallowed, the FDA warns.
Unwary parents often leave these products within easy reach of curious children. From 1997 through 2009, eyedrops injured more than 4,500 children under the age of 5 and nasal sprays injured more than 1,100, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
For more info please click the link above.

Dr Kapil Midha is an Ophthalmologist and has his own Practice at Midha Eye Centre , New Railway Road, D N Colony{near fire station} Gurgaon.India. Ph No: 01242328346. email: midhaeyecentre@gmail.com

Saturday, October 27, 2012

A Viagra follow-up? Drug used to treat glaucoma actually grows human hair

A Viagra follow-up? Drug used to treat glaucoma actually grows human hair
If you're balding and want your hair to grow back, then here is some good news. A new research report appearing online in The FASEB Journal shows how the FDA-approved glaucoma drug, bimatoprost, caus...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

insect bite right eye

severe insect bite over the right eye in a 40yr old male. You can see the extensive scabbing over both the lids.

Dr Kapil Midha is an Ophthalmologist and has his own Practice at Midha Eye Centre , New Railway Road, D N Colony{near fire station} Gurgaon.India. Ph No: 01242328346. email: midhaeyecentre@gmail.com

Monday, October 15, 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Stem cell transplant appears to aid boys with brain disease

Stem cell transplant appears to aid boys with brain disease - latimes.com
Scientists have performed the first successful neural stem cell transplant into the brains of four boys with Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease. 

Dr Kapil Midha is an Ophthalmologist and has his own Practice at Midha Eye Centre , New Railway Road, D N Colony{near fire station} Gurgaon.India. Ph No: 01242328346. email: midhaeyecentre@gmail.com

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Keep Computer and Smartphone Screens from Destroying Your Eyes

Keep Computer and Smartphone Screens from Destroying Your Eyes

Keep Computer and Smartphone Screens from Destroying Your Eyes

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Staring at a screen all day can cause eye strain and other vision problems. Keep your eyes healthy and prevent other issue like neck and shoulder pain by practicing good "eye-gonomics." The Vision Council 


Dr Kapil Midha is an Ophthalmologist and has his own Practice at Midha Eye Centre , New Railway Road, D N Colony{near fire station} Gurgaon.India. Ph No: 01242328346. email: midhaeyecentre@gmail.com

Self-adjustable glasses offer better vision - The Times of India

Do it yourself glasses for people who don't have access to eye doctors.

Self-adjustable glasses offer better vision - The Times of India

Monday, September 24, 2012

Steroid Induced Cataract

Steroid Induced Cataract in both eyes of a 35yr old lady. She gave a history of putting steroid eye drops in her eyes for itching, over a period of several years.

Dr Kapil Midha is an Ophthalmologist and has his own Practice at Midha Eye Centre , New Railway Road, D N Colony{near fire station} Gurgaon.India. Ph No: 01242328346. email: midhaeyecentre@gmail.com

Thursday, September 20, 2012

NASA Actually Working on Faster-than-Light Warp Drive | Techland | TIME.com

This is so awesome, that it has to be shared even though not connected with ophthalmology. Is time travel actually possible finally. You can't move the object faster than light but you can distort and bend the timespace so that it does so. Read on and be amazed.

NASA Actually Working on Faster-than-Light Warp Drive | Techland | TIME.com

Dr Kapil Midha is an Ophthalmologist and has his own Practice at Midha Eye Centre , New Railway Road, D N Colony{near fire station} Gurgaon.India. Ph No: 01242328346. email: midhaeyecentre@gmail.com

Friday, September 14, 2012

Let there be color! Enchroma creates special sunglasses to help the color blind | ExtremeTech


The most common type of colourblindness is Red Green. These glasses propose to work by blocking certain wavelengths of light, so that the patient is able to see these colours better.



Let there be color! Enchroma creates special sunglasses to help the color blind | ExtremeTech

Dr Kapil Midha is an Ophthalmologist and has his own Practice at Midha Eye Centre , New Railway Road, D N Colony{near fire station} Gurgaon.India. Ph No: 01242328346. email: midhaeyecentre@gmail.com

Thursday, September 13, 2012

How to Avoid Computer Eye Strain | Healthland | TIME.com

How to Avoid Computer Eye Strain | Healthland | TIME.com

Dr Kapil Midha is an Ophthalmologist and has his own Practice at Midha Eye Centre , New Railway Road, D N Colony{near fire station} Gurgaon.India. Ph No: 01242328346. email: midhaeyecentre@gmail.com

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Everyday Eye Movements Could Help Diagnose Brain Disease

This new research shows that it is possible to detect certain neurological disorders , like parkinson's disease in the elderly and ADHD ie Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorder in Children by studying the everyday routine eye movements-for eg while watching TV.


Everyday Eye Movements Could Help Diagnose Brain Disease

Dr Kapil Midha is an Ophthalmologist and has his own Practice at Midha Eye Centre , New Railway Road, D N Colony{near fire station} Gurgaon.India. Ph No: 01242328346. email: midhaeyecentre@gmail.com

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Glaucoma is in the genes

Scientists have isolated three new genes linked to Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma (PACG), a leading cause of blindness, which affects 15 million people worldwide, 80 per cent of whom live in Asia.

The Hindu : Sci-Tech / Science : Glaucoma is in the genes, says study

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Evolution of Combined Cataract-Glaucoma Procedures


Glaucoma Surgery continues to be perfected. New and exciting technology is now promising to improve upon the traditional trabeculectomy and make it safer and more effective.



The Evolution of Combined Cataract-Glaucoma Procedures

Thursday, August 30, 2012

How latest technology is helping the blind to see.



Blind woman sees light with prototype bionic eye - Telegraph

Aging of Eyes Is Blamed in Circadian Rhythm Disturbances


As eyes age, the yellowing lens and cataract reduce the amount of sunlight that gets in the eyes, producing profound effects on body's circadian rhythm.Therefore cataract surgery and intraocular lens implantation in the elderly not only improves the vision; it also improves the general health of the person.




Aging of Eyes Is Blamed in Circadian Rhythm Disturbances - NYTimes.com

Monday, August 20, 2012

myelinated nerve fibres near optic disc

Myelinated retinal nerve fibres adjacent to optic disc in right eye of a young male adult. As seen with a 90D lens on slit lamp.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Is E-Ink Really Better for My Eyes than My iPad?

Today's monitors are excellent and have a very high refresh rate; producing much less strain on the eyes. But whatever gadget you use; Dr Kapil Midha recommends that you should take frequent breaks, at least every 20minutes or so.

Is E-Ink Really Better for My Eyes than My iPad?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

CSR Left Eye

Central serous retinopathy in the left eye of an adult male. You can see the edema in the macular area. The vision was moderately affected and the patient complained of a dark spot in the central vision.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Simple Eye Test May Help Prevent Stroke

Dynamic contour tonometer is an instrument for measuring intraocular pressure which can be used to calculate ocular pulse amplitude{OPA}. The study shows that patients with low opa are found to  have carotid artery stenosis and so are at a greater risk of stroke. Click this link for more details.



Simple Eye Test May Help Prevent Stroke:

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Friday, June 29, 2012

Scientists Create System That Lets You Type With Your Brain

Scientists Create System That Lets You Type With Your Brain:


Now this is  a real mind reader. Using Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, analysing  the hemodynamic response of human brain to alphabets; and hitech computers. The patient thinks of the alphabet and the computer types it. This is a  beginning of a great technological advance with an immense potential in medicine.


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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tiny telescopes implanted into eyes help elderly patient see better - latimes.com

Tiny telescopes implanted into eyes help elderly patient see better - latimes.com:

These devices provide some vision in patients with macular damage by projecting light on to the undamaged part of the retina enabling the patient to recognize faces and perform daily activities.

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Corneal Dystrophy

Corneal Dystrophy, possibly Granular; in both eyes of a 40yr old lady. Vision was moderately affected.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Some women may perceive millions more colors than the rest of us. Are you one of them?

Is this why women are better at matching colors. Read this very interesting article which quotes research that suggests that some women may be actually tetrachromats and may possess super colour vision.



Some women may perceive millions more colors than the rest of us. Are you one of them?:

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Optic Discs of a glaucoma suspect

Optic Discs of both eyes showing a deep and large cup and suspicious of glaucoma. However the pressure of the eye and the visual fields were normal and this elderly male has been advised close followup.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

symblepheron

symblepheron[fibrotic adherence of bulbar and palpebral conjunctiva] and dense vascularized corneal opacity in the right eye of a young male. He suffered from lime burns in this eye 3yrs back

cilia stuck in punctum

cilia stuck in the left lower punctum of a young male. It was gently removed and the patient became symptomfree.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Punctal abnormalities

Abnormal lower puncta in both eyes of a young male complaining of watering eyes. Patient did not give any history of surgery or of any probing/syringing. Regurgitation was negative and syringing was patent. You can see Two puncta in the left eye and a large slit like punctum in the right eye.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Bilateral superior subluxation of lens

Superior subluxated lens in both eyes of a young male. The patient was tall and thin. There was good vision in both eyes as the lens was clear and wll centred in the undilated pupil. You can also see the view of retina and optic nerve head through a 90D lens.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Obliquely inserted Optic Nerve Head

Oblique insertion of optic disc in the right eye of a young female. She had myopic astigmatism in this eye.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Eye Quiz

Join us for an exciting DOS Annual Quiz on 8th April at the DOS Conference. Great Participant and Audience Prizes. Quiz masters: Dr Kapil Midha and Dr Ashish Lall.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Penetrating eye injury with vitreous haemorrhage.


This young man presented with a 2wks old penetrating injury in the right eye, sutured elsewhere. You can see the traumatic iris coloboma and dense vitreous hemorrhage. the vision was only perception of light.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

lens in lens


Atypical Cataract in a young 40yr old man. A droplet like lenticular opacity in the centre of the lens near the post capsule. There was gross reduction in vision.
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Friday, February 17, 2012

corneal burns due to hot oil


superficial corneal burns in the right eye of a woman, due to hot cooking oil falling in the eye while cooking.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

penetrating injury with sewing needle



penetrating injury with sewing needle in the right eye of a young woman. You can see the entry point in the iris near limbus at 7'o clock position and traumatic cataract.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Medical myths | BMJ

Reading in dim light is definitely not recommended but it won't ruin your eyes. This and other medical myths dethroned at this address.

Medical myths | BMJ