Other Eye Conditions
Having worked with leading neuro-ophthalmologist in Birmingham, Mr Tarun Sharma provides the limited neuro-ophthalmology service in Worcestershire. He can evaluate patients neurologically, ophthalmologically and medically to arrive at a diagnosis and explore various treatment options. Patients receive comprehensive examinations that can help them save the time and money involved in visiting various doctors and undergoing a number of tests. Patients can expect their examination for such symptoms to take several hours. The common conditions which he evaluates are Optic nerve problems, unusual eye movements, thyroid eye disease and eyelid abnormalities. Double vision, unequal pupil size, loss of vision that is transient or unexplained, and visual field loss are other problems that he handles. It is likely that for some of these conditions he may refer some of these patients to Queen Elizabeth Hospital which is the best centre for neuro-ophthalmic issues.
Sometimes, few symptoms do not fall under any speciality. Such patients can benefit from Mr Sharma’s expertise in general ophthalmology for more than 25 years to identify the root cause of their problems and correct treatment. After correct diagnosis, you may be referred to specialised ophthalmic service as needed.
Dry Eye / Ocular surface disease (OSD)
Mr Sharma is responsible for ophthalmic care for all glaucoma patients in Worcestershire and perhaps personally consults most patients amongst all ophthalmology consultants in Worcestershire. Almost 1/3rd of all glaucoma patients suffers from dry eye symptoms due to ocular surface disease. He regularly treats these patients with glaucoma and OSD. Very serious cases of OSD are referred to specialised ocular surface clinic.
The symptoms of dry eye syndrome usually affect both eyes and often include: feelings of dryness, grittiness or soreness that get worse throughout the day; red eyes; eyelids that stick together when you wake up;temporarily blurred vision, which usually improves when you blink.
See your GP or optometrist if you experience persistent symptoms of dry eye syndrome. They may examine you to check if the problem is caused by an underlying condition or may refer you to an eye specialist called an optometrist or ophthalmologist for further tests.
Caring for your eyes
Your eye sight is one of the most precious sensation. We need to look after our eyes. As well as medical treatments, there are some things you can do yourself to help prevent dry eye syndrome or reduce the symptoms.
- Keeping your eyes and eyelids clean and protecting them from dusty, smoky, windy and dry environments
- Using your computer or laptop correctly to avoid eye strain
- Using a humidifier to moisten the air
- Eating a healthy diet that includes omega-3 fats