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holi celebration 2019


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1. Wear Sunglasses:

Cover your eyes by wearing sunglasses whenever there is a chance of colour getting into your eyes.

2. Use cream to protect eyes and Skin:

Apply a thick layer of cold cream around your eyes. This would help in easily removing colour when you wash your eyes. Use warm water to wash your eyes.

3. If you wear contact lenses.

It is advisable not to wear contact lenses during Holi celebration. If you do and the colour enters the eyes, lenses should be discarded immediately.

4. Clean Eyes and face frequently

While celebrating Holi, we must wash the face especially the area around the eyes frequently. It’s better to use rose water to clean eyes as it has antiseptic properties which can help to ease the irritation.

5. Do not rub your eyes:

Your hands might be dirty with colours so by rubbing your eyes, the colour might go inside your eyes and cause irritation.


Step 1: Stay calm

Avoid crowding around the person. Any chaos will delay the actual sight-saving response, and it is critical that you think clearly and logically in such cases. So it is important that the affected person, and those around him or her remain calm and collected.

Step 2: Rinse eyes with lots of clean, drinking water.

If dry colour goes inside the eyes, make sure you thoroughly wash with plain water. It is important to try and remove as much of the colour from the eye as possible, immediately. Try not to remove any particulate matter using a handkerchief or tissue; it will only make things worse.

Step 3: Seek medical help:

In case of persistent redness, watering, discharge, itching or discomfort, please seek the opinion of an eye care professional. If you feel any visual blur, foreign body in the eye, laceration of the eye, or bleeding from the eye or surrounding areas, you must try to reach the eye hospital as soon as possible.

The problems can be from mild irritation, corneal abrasions or scratches to deep chemical burns. It is therefore suggested that you seek the help of your eye doctor after irrigating your eyes with clean water for about ten to fifteen minutes.

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Painless, Flapless and Bladeless SMILE: Beyond LASIK, Beyond CONTOURA

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Forget LASIK Surgery! Go for SMILE  

If you suffer from near sightedness or astigmatism, you may be tired of constantly needing new glasses or contact lenses. If you are looking to attain a perfect vision, without the pain and the hassles of hospitalization, then SMILE laser surgery is the right choice for you.

Why not LASIK surgery?

LASIK (Anchor text to internal LASIK blog) is been there for a long time and thousands of patients are already been treated. However, there are significant side-effects associated with LASIK which includes losing bio mechanical strength of your cornea, dry eyes and double vision (rarely).

How it works

SMILE(Anchor text to internal SMILE surgery page)  is an advanced third generation laser eye surgery. It makes eye surgery safer, gentler and faster than ever before – as there are no blades, stiches, injections or bandages involved. The procedure has been approved by the US FDA and more than 1.5 million people worldwide now enjoy perfect vision – thanks to SMILE.

Here’s how the advanced technique works: Embed the SMILE YouTube Video)

  • Next-gen bladeless process

In SMILE laser surgery, the doctor creates a key hole on the corneal surface using ground breaking femtosecond laser. He then extracts a lenticule through the keyhole to shape the cornea and correct the vision.

This procedure requires an 80 % smaller side-cut and a 30 % smaller cap cut than regular LASIK procedure. SMILE preserves the biomechanical strength of cornea to ensure that you don’t suffer from conditions such as dry eyes in the post-surgery phase.

  • Comfortable and painless procedure than LASIK 

The high-precision ZEISS VisuMax femtosecond laser technology used in the procedure ensures high-level reproducibility and predictability – even in the case of high refraction corrections.

Its outstanding cutting precision and exceptional speed result in a gentle treatment approach. As a result, patients are comfortable during the surgery, and do not feel pain or even pressure on the cornea during the procedure.

  • Flapless for faster recovery than LASIK

Traditional laser-based procedures such as LASIK, involve creating a small flap on the cornea to allow the reshaping of the underlying corneal tissues. The flap is then replaced after the surgery.


However, SMILE does not require the creation of flaps during the surgery. The keyhole technique eliminates all complications related to flap creation, thereby speeding up the recovery process. Patients can see clearly within a day of surgery with wow factor.

 Don’t worry, SMILE!

The bladeless, painless and flapless SMILE procedure offers several benefits:

  • Total time for the procedure – 15 minutes (with just 24 seconds on each eye)
  • Provides the fastest recovery for any laser procedure
  • Results in 30% less tissue loss
  • Can treat short-sighted patients up to -10 diopters, whereas the LASIK treatment is only recommended for patients with refraction of up to a maximum of -8 diopters.

With so many reasons to make you smile, ask your doctor for SMILE laser eye surgery and get rid of your glasses once and for all.

How to prevent glaucoma?

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How to avoid loss of sight?

Glaucoma Prevention tips

Glaucoma is one of the main causes of blindness worldwide, affecting nearly 60 million people.  Treatment can slow down its progression, but there is no cure, this is because glaucoma is controllable with modern treatment and there are many treatment modalities available with the help of which we can slow down its progression from further damaging the eyes.

In glaucoma the loss of sight occurs due to damage to optic nerve, this nerve act as signal transmitter and transfers information from eye to the brain. When damage to optic nerve occurs from glaucoma, patient starts losing peripheral vision. Usually patient report in later stages when the disease is in its advanced stage as central vision remains intact even in advance stage, only peripheral vision loss occurs.

Studies have shown that certain habits or lifestyle can help in reducing the progression loss of sight from glaucoma.

  1. 1. Regular exercise: Moderate to vigour physical activities appears to have lowered the risk of developing glaucoma. 

  2. 2. Eating healthy diet rich in nutrient, vitamins and antioxidants. 

  3. 3. Avoid coffee or Drink in moderation / drink tea instead of coffee. Some studies drinking coffee in excess leads to deposition of certain substances like matrix metalloproteinase in eye, which leads to development of glaucoma. 

  4. 4. Avoid smoking / Don’t Smoke 

  5. 5. Avoid drinking too much water in one go, you can drink as much water you feel like drinking in breaks, but avoid consuming in bulk. 

  6. 6. Avoid Neck ties. Studies shows, too tight neck ties may increase blood pressure in the eye leading to glaucoma. 

  7. 7. Get screened regularly for glaucoma after age of 40 especially if you have a family history of glaucoma.

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Protect Eyes from Delhi Air Pollution

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Protect Eyes from Delhi Air Pollution

As the air pollution level in delhi has risen to severe levels.

It is causing a lot of health issues including problems with eyes such as redness of the eyes, irritation, watering and burning sensation.

Avoidance: – it is best to avoid pollution by not going to places with serve pollution or staying indoors in peak hours of pollution.

But air pollution can’t be avoided all the time, so following can reduce its effects:-

  1. 1. Wash your hand frequently.

  2. 2. Do not rub your eyes with hands exploded to pollution.

  3. 3. Wash your eyes properly with clean water.

  4. 4. Keep your eyes lubricated.

  5. 5. Do not rub your eyes if particles enter them.

  6. 6. Eat healthy diet including salads and green vegetable.

  7. 7. Drink adequate amount of water daily.

  8. 8. Avoid both active and passive smoking.

  9. 9. Keep car windows closed while travelling.

  10. 10. Install air purifier at home.


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New Refractive Technologies – Smile Eye Surgery in Delhi

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New Refractive Technologies – Smile Eye Surgery in Delhi

The incidence of refractive errors is increasing and it is a hassle for many to wear spectacles on daily basis to correct the error. With advances in management of refractive errors, FDA has approved SMILE in 2016. This is an advanced, non invasive and simple technology to get rid of spectacles. Spectra Eye Hospital is among the few  first eye hospitals in Delhi specialized in delivering SMILE eye surgery in Delhi.

Why prefer SMILE over LASIK?

SMILE is a Small Incision Lenticule EXTRACTION laser surgery aimed to make an individual free from Prescription glasses.

  • SMILE eye surgery is a bladeless, painless and flapless surgery. Hence the complications related to flap are absent.
  • The incision with SMILE is very small as compared to LASIK. Hence it is very commonly sought after technology.
  • ReLex SMILE by Zeiss has very good healing as compared to the LASIK treatment.
  • SMILE has provides painless and faster recovery postoperatively.

Spectra Eye Hospital is the first choice for SMILE:

smile surgery machine

Spectra eye Hospital, the best eye hospital has been the first choice for many who prefer to get the various eye treatment for the following reasons:

  • Latest technology is available all under one roof and by experienced team of doctors
  • It has a range of treatment facilities to correct the refractive errors
  • In Delhi Spectra eye Hospital is one among the few centers offering SMILE eye surgery.
  • Easy ways to pay for the treatment facilities and good discounted prices
  • Has a record of more than 20,000 laser corrections being done with successful result for correction of refractive errors.

SMILE eye surgery cost in Delhi:

SMILE has proved be one of the best technologies for refractive errors correction. At Spectra Eye Hospital, it is available at very competitive price and with assured excellent results done by the best and very experienced surgeons. Walk into Spectra  Eye Hospital and get rid of your specsless with no pain and at affordable rates. Restore your vision with kind and gentle touch at Spectra Eye Hospital.


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Eye Safety Tips For Adults

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1. Use protective glasses:
a) if you work outdoors for long, as prolonged exposure can induce UV induced damage to the eye in the form of corneal damage, cataract, macular degeneration etc.
b) occupational hazards-welders as the welding arc can cause photic retinopathy (damage to retina of eyes).
c) If you are using chisel and hammer or drilling at home, as any small particle can cause injury in the eye.
An ophthalmologist visit is necessary in these cases.
d) while playing sports like ice hockey, racquetball etc
e) looking at a solar eclipse as again it can cause damage to the retina
fun fact – uv rays are used for tanning, killing microbes, treatment of vitiligo, accelerates aging, induces vitamin D, destroyes vitamin A, is invisible to human eye and hence called the black light,

Eye care Tips for laptops or mobile phones users.

2. If you usually work on laptops or computers or mobile phones, you should ensure that you do so in proper lighting and proper posture. Lack of either of these of these causes stress on the eyes leading to frequent headaches.
Using mobile phones lying on bed and in darkness for log is not advisable. While working on laptops for long, you should blink frequently (at least 10 – min) and look away from the screen. In case you feel burring or itching, do not rub your eyes and get an ophthalmic consultation.

3. Home makers – Be careful of the chemicals used at homes like caustic soda, drain cleaning agents, moth balls etc. which have harmful chemicals in high concentration and can cause damage to eyes. Wash it thoroughly with water and visit an ophthalmologist.

4. Diet – A diet rich in omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin A, vitamin C, E, Lutein etc is recommended for good eye health. You should include green leafy vegetables like spinach, kale, fish like salmon, tuna, eggs, nuts, beans, citrus fruits etc in your diet.

5. Regular Eye Checkup – Everyone needs an eye checkup, even kids. eye examination can also find diseases like glaucoma that have no symptoms(an important risk factor of which is age>40). Its important to detect them early so as to avoid loss.

6. Systemic diseases like diabetes mellitus, hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis etc require a baseline eye examination follow by repeated checkups as recommended by the ophthalmologists depending on the stage and severity of disease. the changes in eye might be due to the disease process per say or due to the drugs used to treat them.
7. Eye drops– do not use eye drops from chemist directly without consulting an ophthalmologist as it might contain steroids of harmful preservatives which on prolonged exposure may damage the ocular surface, cause glaucoma, cataract etc. Also when using eye drops, never touch the tip of dropper. Do not use opened eye drops more than a month. you can consult an eye hospital in Delhi for your eye drops advice.

8. Post op instructions – use eye drops as recommended, do not rub eyes. for cleaning your eyelids, wash your hands with soap and water, use cotton dipped in boiled and cooled water to gently wipe the skin over the eyelids. Avoid Splashing water in early postop period. wear sunglasses. Avoid swimming, cooking near high flame, pollution for some time.(time varies in different surgeries)

9. Tips for pollution –
a) Limit exposure to pollution
b) Wear sunglasses
c) Avoid rubbing your eyes even if particulate matter enters
d) Wash your eyes thoroughly
e) Close car windows during peak traffic hours
f) Practice hand hygiene in routine

Best Eye Care tips for kids

Eye Care Tips for Children’s Eye

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Best Eye Care Tips for Children’s Eye

1. Never Leave your children alone with crackers sharp objects like bow and arrow or even pencils for that matter as it can cause eye injury. if that happens, you must get a first aid from your local ophthalmologist.

2. if your child complaints of frequent headaches, fatigue, gets sleepy while studying or prefers to sit in the front row in the class, it might point to an underlying refractive error and needs a checkup by an ophthalmologist detecting refractive errors in children in an early stage is essential to avoid lazy eye in kinds where the vision correction changes are reduced and the best corrected vision is might not be at par with the normal. lazy eye in the kids where the vision correction changes are reduced and the best corrected vision is might not be at par with the normal. Lazy eye can be due to refractive error, squint, congrential cataract etc. eye patching can be done if detected early. if surgery is recommended for squint or congenital cataract, it should be done as early as possible (and not after 18 years as some people recommend). An Example is dr kenneth wright, a famous pediatrics ophthalmologist from Los Angels whose fifth child had squint in infancy child and he did an early surgery with great success.

3. Insect bite to the child near eye can cause allergic reaction which carries a risk of secondary in fection and a timely ophthalmic checkup is a must.

4. If your child has developed eye flu, it is best that you avoid sending the child to school as it is contagious. However, most common cause is viral and mainly supportive treatment is all that is required. However, there is a risk of developing a secondary infection and prophylactic antibiotics may be prescribed. a Visit to an ophthalmologist is advisable.

5. Laser pointers- A Laser pointer with power more than 5 milliwatts when pointed directly into someone’s eyes,can do is blink and to look away. An ophthalmic consultation should be done if that happens. As it is difficult to regulate the labeling done by manufactures, FDA Advise to never aim or shine a laser pointer at anyone and to not but buy laser pointers for your children.

6. Myopia – Main causes of myopia are genetic and environmental. However in some studies, recent epidemic of myopia is believed to be due to urbanization is increased in door activity more use of near vision as in laptops, mobiles etc. So it is better to encourage the kids to go play outdoors and restrict their screen time and your too.

7. Tips for swimming-

a) Pool-Chemicals used to disinfect pool; can cause redness, itching, inflammation, chemical or allergic conjunctivitis.
b) See, Rivers, Lakes etc might have bacteria, manmade pollutants or animal waste in them.

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