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Dr. Fatima Qureshi, O.D.

Optometrist

Dr. Fatima Qureshi is an optometrist practicing in Lafayette, LA. Dr. Qureshi specializing in providing eye care services to patients. As an optometrist, Dr. Qureshi performs eye exams, tests vision, corrects vision by prescribing eye glasses or contacts, detects certain eye disorders and manages and treats vision problems. Optometrists often work closely with ophthalmologists who may need to further treat patients with surgical procedures.
Dr. Fatima Qureshi, O.D.
Specializes in:
  • Eye Exam
  • Lafayette, LA
  • New England College of Optometry
  • Accepting new patients

Are colored lenses bad for the eyes?

They dint cause enough oxygen transport to the cornea .

What causes retinal disorders in a person?

Macular degeneration usually happens in old age, mostly in caucasians. There’s a strong genetic component associated with it. There are 2 types of MD, dry and wet type. For dry READ MORE
Macular degeneration usually happens in old age, mostly in caucasians. There’s a strong genetic component associated with it. There are 2 types of MD, dry and wet type. For dry MD, your doctor can prescribe eye vitamins and recommend incorporating green, leafy vegetables in the diet. For the wet type, you would need intravitreal injections.

Can lupus make me blind?

Systemic lupus erythmatosus is commonly treated with plaquenil. One of the side effects of this medicine is bulls eye maculopathy.

Are there drops available to treat dry eyes?

Dry eyes treatment is different than ocular allergies. Over-the-counter drops for dry eyes are systane, refresh, retaine, etc. For eye allergies, you can use zaditor. Keep in mind READ MORE
Dry eyes treatment is different than ocular allergies. Over-the-counter drops for dry eyes are systane, refresh, retaine, etc. For eye allergies, you can use zaditor. Keep in mind there are many causes of dry eyes.

What causes boils inside the eyes?

Stayes and Chazion. Do warm compresses and see your primary eye care provider.

Are there any treatment for bulging eyes?

Please get checked for thyroid hormones

Are diabetics at a higher risk for developing cataracts?

Absolutely, yes! This is due to sorbitol.

What treatment do you recommend for amblyopic eye?

Patching the good eye 4 hours a day, 5 days a week and follow-up in 8 weeks with the eye doctor. Other cases require strabismus surgery.

Why is my vision so hazy even after recovering from conjuctivitis?

Need to be seen by your doctor. Could be medicamentosa (chemical reaction from eye drops) or other possible corneal pathology.

My eyes feel very heavy every time I watch TV. What could be wrong?

Get your vision checked. May need glasses.

Can steam irritate my eyes?

Your eyes may have become dry. Try using refresh or systems artificial tears.

Can a two year old have glasses?

Yes. Not because she is watching too much TV, but because of her genetic makeup.

Is there any way to treat squinty eyes without surgery?

Yes, vision therapy as well as use of prisms and glasses can be helpful. If not, then strabismus surgery is recommended.

Will vitamin A supplements improve my eyesight?

Vitamin A or any antioxidants are generally good.

What happens if I am exposed to a lot of dust?

Flush it out with water. If there is an allergic reaction, use Zaiditor as needed. Or, if there is a sandy, gritty sensation, use Refresh artificial tears.

My toddler has a lot of discharge from his right eye. What is it?

Most likely infection. Have him see a doctor right away.

Can styes in my eyes affect my eyesight?

Yes and no. Get styes treated. Recurrent styes are an indication of chronic dry eyes, possibly with Meibomian gland dysfunction. This can certainly affect the vision.