No individual can argue on the fact that medical science has progressed leaps and bounds in the past few decades, more so in the last couple of decades. And the more it progresses, the more the number of myths surrounding different parts of the human body and their related treatments would be busted. Unfortunately, there are some myths related to eyes which still continue to linger. Through this blog, we will busts some of these myths and misconceptions about human eye as well as eye surgeries which are on offer these days. So, if you are suffering from any such problem or myth, then this is precisely the article that you should be reading to clear all your doubts, so that you can approach eye related problem much more rationally than ever before.
Myth 1: If you read in dim light, your vision will be affected
Fact: Although it is true one should read in places where source of light is decent enough not to put any strain on your eye muscles, but that does not mean that reading in dim light damages them. Good lighting definitely makes reading a lot easier for your eyes and prevents them from straining in a short time period. Also, if you work on computers or read books continuously without blinking much, then it will certainly cause some dryness to your eyes but it definitely would not have an effect on your vision. Had that been the case, then people before the invention of bulb would have had serious trouble with eyes.
Myth 2: Cataract can only be removed when it is ripe
Fact: This was true a few years ago when laser eye surgery was not as advanced as it is today. In those times, doctors would not perform the surgery until cataract completely ripens to a stage where it is almost impossible for the patient to clearly see and focus on objects. But today, the laser eye surgery has advanced to an extent that it can be performed to remove cataract even when it is in its initial stage.
Myth 3: Eyes can also be transplanted like other organs
Fact: Some part of the eye can be transplanted through advanced surgical procedures but if the optical nerve of the eye that connects it with brain is damaged or cut off, then it becomes impossible for any eye specialist to transplant it.