Common Eye Problems


Eyes are one of the five sensory organs that sense us about the light and vision of the world. Without eyes, we cannot enjoy the beautiful scenes of this world. Eyes detect lights and convert them into electromagnetic impulses which falls on our cornea that convert it again into images and we become able to see it. So eyes are our important assets. We need to take care of it.

In daily routine life, we have to face some temporary problems in our eyes, which heals soon without the need of any medications. But some eyes problems create more trouble and exist long term. At that time we need to rush to the hospitals or consult our doctors.

Here are some common eye problems, which we can see most commonly in our society:

Eye twitching:

Almost everyone in this world have faced the problem of eye twitching once in the life. It seems very annoying but causes no harm. After some time, eye twitching becomes normal after some times. The general reasons behind eye twitching are associated with Stress, Caffeine, Fatigue, Pink eye, Panic disorder, Tourette syndrome. It can be happen through nervous system disorders, panic disorder, and/or spending long time at the television or computer screen. Take a rest to reduce the stress.

Itchy eyes:

Eye itching is another common problem that occurs occasionally from time to time. It is very uncomfortable and cause irritation and pain. The eyes become itchy, red or pink, and dry. The itchy eyes can be occurred due to allergy, pink eye, Blepharitis, Dry eye syndrome etc. When the eyes become itchy and watery both, it reflects the seasonal allergic conjunctivitis disease. Experts recommend to wash your eyes four-five times daily with cold and clean fresh water. Also apply 1-2 drops of rose water in your eyes.

Tired eyes:

Working on computer for times or living in the dry atmosphere can cause your eyes tired and fatigue. Dry eye syndrome, Computer vision syndrome, Farsightedness, and Astigmatism etc. are also amongst the main cause of tired eyes. Wash your eyes with fresh water 3 or 4 times daily and put on cucumber?s (cacumis sativus) slice on the eye lids for 10-15 minutes. This will relieve your eyes tiredness. Take a proper sleep of 6-8 hours daily. It will be the best remedy.

Seeing floaters:

Many times you have experienced spots in your vision or faint strands floating around spots in your vision. This happens due to Retinal detachment, Diabetic retinopathy, Posterior vitreous detachment, and Stroke etc.

Stye Eye Infection:

You might have seen small bump on the outside or inside the eye. This is called eye stye or hordeolum. It is an infection that happens due to bacteria named staphylococcal bacteria. This bacterium is found in the nasal cavity that infects the glands and cause inflammation and pus. This inflammation and pus block the hair follicle of an eyelash.

Blurry vision:

The experience of cloudy or blurry vision creates some discomfort for some times. In this stage, you see more than one image of an object, as it happens due to splitting of light. But it usually heals as the time passes. But if it retains continuously for two-three days, consult to your doctors. Fatigue, nearsightedness, Farsightedness, Presbyopia, Astigmatism, Cataracts, Glaucoma, Uveitis, Dry eye syndrome, and Migraine are the main eye problems can also cause blurry vision. It is called Astigmatism. Astigmatism is caused by a de-shaped cornea (oblong instead of spherical) and results in two curves, a flat one and a steep one.

Dry Eye Syndrome:

In dry eye syndrome (also referred to as keratoconjunctivitis sicca), a common eye problem occurs when the tear ducts of your eyes are unable to produce the tear in the right quantity. At that time your eyes feel dry and scratchy. This can be easily treated by using proper teardrop medicine or rose water. If dry eye syndrome retains for long time it can cause weaken vision and eye infections. The dry eye syndrome happens due to hormonal changes, various medicines, continued use of contact lenses, chemical burns in the eye and various environmental factors.


Conjunctivitis (also known as pink eye) is a highly contagious disease in which the eye becomes red, swelled and watery. In conjunctivitis condition, the conjunctiva, the mucus membrane lining the inside of your eye, experiences inflammation or swelling due to several reasons like chemicals, viruses, bacteria, allergens, and/or foreign bodies. Some of the most common symptoms are; redness, itchiness, blurred vision, sensitivity to light, excessive tearing and discharge from the eyes that form a crust. Experts recommend taking antibiotic eye ointments or eye drops for treating conjunctivitis.


Cataracts, the most common eye problem in aged persons that cause blindness occurs due the cloudy or blurred eye lens. It causes the disrupting the eyes ability to see clearly. It is mostly painless that presents following symptoms ? blurred vision, sensitivity to light, deteriorating night vision, double vision, rapid changes in eye sight prescription and blurred vision. In some cases, patients suffering from cataracts don?t need treatment, as they remain small and negligible. In more severe cases, doctors recommend undergoing cataracts surgery that is the only effective way or restoring vision partially or completely.

Retina Detachment:

In case of any trauma, the most common eye problem happens is known as retina detachment. Retina lies on top of the choroid ? the tissue that provides nourishment to it, and it detaches from choroid. It is more common in patients suffering from myopia and is usually caused by trauma.

Age-related eye problems:

Elderly people faces some common eye related problems like macular degeneration, Presbyopia, Cataracts, Glaucoma, and Posterior vitreous detachment. So it is very important that we should always go for annual comprehensive eye examinations for keeping healthy vision, as we get older.

Children's eye problems:

Lazy eye, Strabismus, Color blindness, Pink eye, and Farsightedness are the most common eye problems held in the children.

Ayurvedic Treatment of common eye problems

What to do and what not to do?

  • Never use Kajal or any such thing on your eyes. They can cause trachoma.
  • Never apply any eye drops yourself without doctor?s advice.
  • Watching TV with close difference can cause several problems. Try to make a good difference.
  • Take a break of 10 minutes after every one hour at the time of working on computer.
  • Need a regular periodic eye check up If you are after 40, have a periodical check up including for glaucoma.
  • If you are under going any operation, never have it for both the eyes together.

Home Medicines

Eyes are very sensitive and delicate organ and we should do not apply anything without the consultation of the medical practioners or until you are confirmed about the impact of the product.

How to protect your child from common eye problems?

Get check up your child?s eyes at the age of 3 to 4 years at first time and continue regular check up at an interval of every 2 years. In case you find following symptoms, then it becomes mandatory to go for regular eyes check up:

  • The child does not evince keen interest in outdoor games.
  • The child is not interested to interact with people socially.
  • An otherwise normal child, performs poorly at school.
  • The child's grades in the school are coming down.
  • Child shows poor interest in work where visual concentration is needed.
  • Child complains of headache, blurred vision, eye strain, not being able to see black board, etc.
  • The child has problems of watering of the eyes or of identifying colors.





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