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Hello Professor Rajan ,
I'll first address your question about + or - CYL. Eye glass scrips can be correctly written in plus or minus cylinder formula. It is because the manufactures of the refracting equipment make the phoropters in either format, and that doctors can usually work well with either.
But don't worry.....the cylinder type can not have had any bearing on the " burning sensation and irritation more in my right eye " you describe. That sounds much more like irritation from dry spots on your eyes for which "Dr. Srinivas B Sivagangri prescribed Fresh Tears drops for 15 days/one month as he could see some dryness in my eyes." That certainly sounds like the proper treatment. An antibiotic like Gentamycin works well for infections, but probably is not going to help with the irritation. Often increasing the frequency of Fresh Tear applications up to four or five times daily is helpful. The red line you mentioned is likely just a small conjuntival blood vessel that is working over time to help your eye fight the dry eye situation.
Please let mew know if this has helped answer your questions/
Dear Dr. Thanks for your prompt reply. The irritation in my right eye at the bottom right edge is still there. Especially I feel it more so while I close my eyes, I feel discomfort at the right bottom edge of the right eye. The red lines is still there in the right eye both at the bottom and top of my white eye. My ' refresh teras' solution is almost over. Locally , I find in a pharmacy a solution called 'Eyemist Forte' (hypromellose Opthalmic Solution USP. The local pharmacist says it is for Dry Eyes. The composition is as follows.
Each ml Contains:
Hydroxpropyl Methy cellulose IP 3 mg,
Sodium Perborate BP 0.028%w/v,
Aqueous Buffered Vehicle q.s,
It contains dextron 70. Glycerin,
Tonicity Adjusting Agents
Please advise me whether I can use it as a replacement for 'Refresh Tears (Carboxy-Methylcellouse Sodium Lubricant Eye Drops 0.5% w/v).
Moreover, I seek your advise with regard to my Computer work-hours . Professionally I am obliged to advise 7 PhD students currently. I normally work 3 to 4 hours a day with computer.
'Eyemist Forte' (hypromellose Opthalmic Solution USP. would be a good substitute for Refresh Tears.
Computer work-hours won't damage eyes.....but the normal blink rate decreases with concentration.....we often recommend the use of artificial tears at times of intense reading.
I hope our chat has been helpful....best wishes.
Dear Dr. As I mailed you earlier that I would revert in a week, I submit that I am perfectly OK now. The eye irritation has totally gone and the reddish line almost disappeared. I used, as advised by you, refresh tears drops 4 times a day for six days. I am fine. I greatly appreciate your most appropriate medical advice in this regard. I would be grateful to get an advice on the precautions that I should take to protect my eyes as I work with computers 4 hours on daily average 7 days a week. Thank you Dr. Tom. Warm regardsDS Rajan
Thank you Dr. Tom. Warm Regards