Spasms of accommodation is a situation in which the “focusing muscles” of the eyes contract when they should not. The condition produces blurred vision, and also often produces double vision. The condition is often self-limiting, but if it persists for long periods of time or if it interferes with the ability to function, treatment may be needed. Treatment generally consists of some combination of eye drops and glasses. An EyeMD should be able to help you make an accurate diagnosis and make treatment recommendations.
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What are spasms of accommodation in the eyes?
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How do human eyes differ from those of most other animals?
Michael Roizen, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredIf you look at the evolutionary anatomy of eyes, you'll notice some major differences between humans and animals.
For one, humans have their eyes set closer together than many other animals, which gives us wonderful depth perception. In exchange, we lose some of our ability to have good peripheral vision, the way cows do. (Did you ever try to sneak up on a cow? She may play it cool, but she knows you're there.) These two features give us binocular vision.
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How can eating broccoli help preserve my eye health?
Dole Nutrition Institute answeredBroccoli is a top source for riboflavin (also known as vitamin B2), which is found in the pigment of the retina and helps your eyes adapt to changes in light. Riboflavin deficiency can make the eyes overly sensitive to light, leading to inflammation, blurred vision and ocular fatigue. Animal research suggests that adequate B2 may help prevent cataracts or delay their progress.
Other riboflavin sources include beans, spinach, mushrooms, mangoes, asparagus, Brussels sprouts and nuts.
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