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May-2021 is Healthy Vision Awareness Month

By age 65, one in three Americans will have a vision-impairing eye disease. Many sight-robbing conditions can be effectively treated if detected early enough, in many cases limiting or eliminating the damage to eyesight. Acuity Eye Center Lahore Pakistan joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology is sharing valuable information about how to take care of your vision.

Four eye diseases — age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and cataracts — account for most cases of adult blindness and low vision among people in developed countries. Because these eye diseases cause no pain and often have no early symptoms, they do not automatically prompt people to seek medical care. But a thorough checkup by an ophthalmologist — a physician who specializes in medical and surgical eye care — can detect them in their earliest stages. Early treatment is vital because it can slow or halt disease progression or, in the case of cataracts, restore normal vision.

آنکھوں کی چار بیماریاں – عمر سے وابستہ میکولر انحطاط ، ذیابیطس ، گلوکوما ، اور سفیدموتیا ترقی یافتہ ممالک میں لوگوں میں اندھے پن اور کم بینائی کی زیادہ تر زمہ دار ہیں۔ چونکہ آنکھوں کی ان بیماریوں سے درد نہیں ہوتا ہے اور اکثر اوقات علامات بھی نہیں ہوتی ہیں ، لہذا وہ لوگوں کو خود بخود طبی دیکھ بھال کے لئے شعور پیدا نہیں کرتے ہیں۔ لیکن ایک ماہر امراض چشم – جو طبی اور جراحی کی نگہداشت میں مہارت رکھتا ہے – ان بیماریوں کا ابتدائی مرحلے میں ہی پتہ لگا سکتا ہے۔ ابتدائی علاج ضروری ہے کیونکہ یہ بیماری کی بڑھوتری کو سست یا روک سکتا ہے یا ، سفیدموتیے کی صورت میں ، معمول کی بینائی کو بحال کرتا ہے۔

A thorough eye exam can also detect other health conditions, such as stroke, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, autoimmune diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, and some cancers. It’s not uncommon for a trip to the ophthalmologist to actually save a life.

The Academy’s global community of 33,000 physicians urges you to follow these five simple steps to take control of your eye health today: Get a comprehensive medical eye exam at age 40. Early signs of disease or changes in vision may begin at this age. An exam by an ophthalmologist is an opportunity to carefully examine the eye for diseases and conditions that may have no symptoms in the early stages. For those concerned about the cost of an exam, the Academy’s EyeCare America® program may be able to help. More than 5,500 dedicated volunteer ophthalmologists provide eye exams and care, often at no out-of-pocket cost to eligible patients. Learn if you qualify.

5 Steps to Lower Your Risk of Eye Disease

  • Know your family history

Certain eye diseases can be inherited. If you have a close relative with macular degeneration, you have a 50 percent chance of developing this condition. A family history of glaucoma increases your glaucoma risk by four to nine times. Talk to family members about their eye conditions. It can help you and your ophthalmologist evaluate your risk.

آنکھوں کی بعض بیماریاں وراثت میں مل سکتی ہیں۔ اگر آپ کسی میکولر انحطاط کے مریض کے ساتھ قریبی رشتہ ہے تو ، آپ میں بھی اس بیماری کے پیدا ہونے کا 50 فیصد امکان ہے۔ اگر آپ کے خاندان میں کسی کو گلوکوما ہے تو آپ کی آنکھوں میں گلوکوما کے خطرے کو چار سے نو گنا بڑھاتا ہے۔ کنبہ کے افراد سے ان کی آنکھوں کے حالات کے بارے میں بات کریں۔ اس سے آپ اور آپ کے امراض چشم کو آپ کی آنکھوں میں ہونے والی بیماری کےخطرے کا اندازہ کرنے میں مدد مل سکتی ہے۔

  • Eat healthy foods

A diet low in fat and rich in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, benefits the entire body, including the eyes. Eye-healthy food choices include citrus fruits, vegetable oils, nuts, whole grains, dark green leafy vegetables, and cold-water fish.

چربی کی کم مقدار اور پھل ، سبزیاں ، اور سالم گندم سے بھرپور غذا ، آنکھوں سمیت پورے جسم کو فائدہ پہنچاتی ہے۔ آنکھوں سےمتعلق صحت مند کھانے کے انتخاب میں کھٹ مٹھے رسیلے پھل ، سبزیوں کا تیل ، گری دار میوے ، سالم گندم ، گہری سبز پتی دار سبزیاں ، اور ٹھنڈے پانی کی مچھلیاں شامل ہیں۔

  • Stop smoking

Smoking increases the risk for eye diseases such as cataracts and age-related macular degeneration. Smoking also raises the risk for cardiovascular diseases which can indirectly influence your eye health. Tobacco smoke, including second-hand smoke, also worsens dry eyes.

تمباکو نوشی سے آنکھوں کی بیماریوں جیسے سفید موتیا اور عمر سے وابستہ میکولر انحطاط کا خطرہ بڑھ جاتا ہے۔ تمباکو نوشی سے دل کی بیماریوں کا خطرہ بھی بڑھ جاتا ہے جو آپ کی آنکھوں کی صحت کو بالواسطہ اثر انداز کر سکتا ہے۔ تمباکو کا دھواں ، آنکھوں کو بھی خشک کردیتا ہے۔

  • Wear sunglasses

Exposure to ultraviolet UV light raises the risk of eye diseases, including cataracts, fleshy growths on the eye, and cancer. Always wear a hat and sunglasses with 100 percent UV protection while outdoors.

“An eye exam doesn’t just check how well you can see, it evaluates the overall health of your eyes,” said Rebecca J. Taylor, M.D., clinical spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology. “The Academy encourages everyone, particularly if you’re over age 40, to get regular eye care. By making the vision a priority, we can help protect our sight as we age.”

Here is the message of our lead consultant Professor Zia Ul Mazhry

There is a saying"Eyes are the windows to the soul".Healthy Vision is one of the best blessings of Almighty Allah at any given age. So protect your vision by quitting smoking, eating healthy foods, and having a regular comprehensive eye examination.

ایک کہاوت ہے "آنکھیں روح کی کھڑکیاں ہیں" ۔ درست بینائی کسی بھی عمر میں اللہ تعالٰی کی دی ہوئی بہترین نعمت ہے۔ لہذا تمباکو نوشی چھوڑ کر ، صحت مند غذائیں کھا کر اور آنکھوں کا باقاعدگی سے معائنہ کر وا کر اپنی نظر کی حفاظت کریں۔

Video Message by Dr. Zia ul Mazhry about Healthy Vision Awareness

About the American Academy of Ophthalmology

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. A global community of 32,000 medical doctors, we protect sight and empower lives by setting the standards for ophthalmic education and advocating for our patients and the public. We innovate to advance our profession and to ensure the delivery of the highest-quality eye care. Our EyeSmart® program provides the public with the most trusted information about eye health. For more information, visit aao.org.

About Eye Health education by Acuity Eye Center Lahore

Welcome to the Education Portal of Acuity Eye Centre Lahore Pakistan. We are committed to serving our patients and our community, to the development and propagation of new concepts to preserve and enhance vision. Our three missions—clinical service, education, and research—are closely interrelated. https://eyeacuity.com/education

Contact Our Team:

If you are looking for any of the below services, please fill the form below, one of our team members will get in to provide you with full facilitation:

1– Comprehensive Primary Eye Exam/ Consultation

Consultation ::: Adult Eye Examination and Consultation

Consultation ::: Children Eye Examination Refraction Consultation

Consultation ::: Infant Eye Examination Refraction Consultation

2-Secondary Follow up Eye Examination and Consultations

Followup ::: Examination under Sedation for Kids (After Initial Consultation)

Followup ::: Dilated Fundus Examination(DFE)

Followup ::: Cycloplegic Refraction and DFE

3-Diagnostic Eye Test

Diagnostic ::: OCT

Diagnostic ::: Angio OCT

Diagnostic ::: Anterior Segment OCT

Diagnostic ::: Pachymetry

Diagnostic ::: Perimetery / Visual Fields

Diagnostic ::: Hess Chart/Digital Squint Assessment/Digital Diplopia Test

Diagnostic ::: IOL Master

Diagnostic ::: Corneal Topography

Diagnostic ::: Digital Colour vision test

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