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No matter how much good care you take for your eyes, ageing occur at any point in time. There are many major or minor issues that affect the eyes and which may also lead to red eye, dry eye, eye rashes, or any other eye diseases. However, minor problems cause very less harm to the eyes, but major issues can lead to vision loss completely. To understand it all better, our Eye Specialists at Hale are here to introduce the most common eye problems which can be diagnosed easily at home based on the presence of the symptoms.

Most Common Eye Diseases in India

  1. Refractive Errors
  2. Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  3. Cataract
  4. Diabetic Retinopathy
  5. Glaucoma
  6. Amblyopia
  7. Strabismus
  8. Conjunctivitis
  9. Entropion
  1. Refractive errors:

Refractive errors are a very common eye disorder and it can be considered into 4 types and common eye problems in this care given below

Myopia: It is also known as near-sightedness, in this condition far-away objects look blurry.

Hyperopia: It is known as Farsightedness, in this condition near objects look blurry.

Astigmatism: Both near and far-away things look blurry.

Presbyopia: It mainly occurs in old age people, who can’t see things up close.

Refractive errors can be seen in both men, and women and more often in children. We can treat refractive errors with eyeglasses and surgery.

Eyeglass’s average cost in India varies from 300 to 14000/- rupees. Bladeless Lasik surgery for both eyes in India costs nearly around 25000 to 110000. 

2. Age-Related Macular Degeneration:

It is also known as Macular Degeneration and is mainly caused by aging or a genetic disorder. Macular degeneration is caused in the retina in this condition, the macula present in the retina is damaged and causes blurry image formation in the centre. This makes reading and near eyesight blurred. If neglected, it can lead to damaged blood vessels in the back of the eye. This is mainly observed in old-age men and women. Avastin, Eylea, Lucentis, and Macqueen are the best medicine for macular degeneration.

Treatment cost ranges between Rs 9,000 and Rs 48,000 per injection in India.

3. Cataract:

A cataract situation can make you feel like looking through a cloudy window. It doesn’t cause any physical pain but causes vision blurriness. A cataract is usually caused as we get older, but can also be caused by the effects of disease or common eye problem. Blurry vision is the only main symptom. It can be easily removed through Laser Cataract Surgery.

It can occur to anyone irrespective of age and gender. Average laser cataract surgery costs in India are between 13, 000 and 1,10,000.

4. Diabetic Retinopathy:

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye disease mainly seen in diabetic patients caused by a high blood sugar level. Uncontrolled blood sugar is a risky factor in this eye disease. Retinopathy can be caused by damage to the blood vessels in the tissue at the back of the eye (retina). Symptoms of this common eye disorder are floaters, blurriness, dark areas of vision, and difficulty perceiving colors. In advanced cases, laser surgery may be required. It mainly occurs in old age men and women who have diabetes.

Diabetic retinopathy treatment costs in India start from 40000

5. Glaucoma:

Glaucoma is an eye disease that mainly damages your optic nerveby a group of eye conditions. Open-angle glaucoma is the most common type of glaucoma and slow vision loss is the main symptom. In old age people, glaucoma is one of the main causes of blindness. If this condition gets worse, it may lead to permanent vision loss.

It can occur in old age men and women. Glaucoma surgery cost varies between 9000 to 47000 in Hyderabad.

6. Amblyopia:

Amblyopia is also known as Lazy eye/ Lazy vision. It occurs when one eye or both eyes’ vision doesn’t develop properly during childhood. In this condition, nerve pathways between the brain and an eye aren’t properly stimulated. The wandering eye is the main symptom, by using eye drops, glasses, and contact lenses we can treat this common eye disorder.

It is mainly observed in children and eye surgery is the best treatment for this eye disease and it costs between 23,000 and 1,05,000 in India.

7. Strabismus:

Strabismus is also known as crossed eyes, in this condition the eyes do not line up with one another. If one eye is turned in one direction and the other eye moves in another way. 

Strabismus can be categorized into 4 types. 

1. Esotropia: If the misaligned eye moves in the inward turning direction, it is called esotropia. It is also known as accommodative esotropia. The main cause is genetic predisposition i.e. family history.

2. Exotropia: If the misaligned eye moves in the outward turning direction, it is called exotropia. It is also known as intermittent exotropia.

3. Hypertropia: If the misaligned eye moves in the upward turning direction, hypertropia occurs.

4. Hypotropia: If the misaligned eye moves in the downward turning direction, hypertropia occurs.

In infants and younger children, strabismus generally occurs. It may occur as a double vision in adults. The common symptom is eyes don’t look in exactly the same direction at the same time. By using eyeglasses, contact lenses, and eye muscle surgery we can treat this common eye disorder. It can occur to anyone irrespective of age and gender.

Strabismus surgeries cost between 23,000 and 1,05,000 in India.

8. Conjunctivitis:

Conjunctivitis is the most common eye disease and it is also known as pink eye. The situation that causes illness of the eyeball and inner eyelid membrane. It can occur suddenly or long lasting in nature and causes a burning or itching sensation in the eye. The eye may also feel dry and heavy. It is classified into two types i.e. Allergic conjunctivitis and bacterial conjunctivitis, where Allergic conjunctivitis types can be treated and bacterial conjunctivitis types can’t be cured.

This disease is contagious and hence the patients should make sure the towel, hands, and anything they touch should be thoroughly sanitized. It is easy to treat this common eye disorder allergy with the Right Eye Doctor Consultation. It can occur to anyone irrespective of age and gender. Using eye drops is the best treatment for conjunctivitis. Cost varies between 50 and 500.

9. Entropion:

In entropion eye disease, the inner edge of the eyelashes and eyelids get curled and lead to irritation of the cornea, along with pain and congestion. The most common eye problem in this condition are eyes becoming overly sensitive to light and permanently impairing vision over time. It can be caused due to eye injury, burns, and as a result of complications in the eye.

It is mainly observed in older people and entropion surgery costs between 43,000 and 70,000 in India. 

There are also some other eye problems that also affect the eyes of people with different age groups.  If you are experiencing any discomfort in your eye or having vision problems, feel free to Book an Appointment with an eye specialist at Hale. You can also call us at 8800644744

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