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Dr Rajiv Kumar

Ophthalmologist Clinic

b147Mehdauri colony Allahabad
1 Doctor · ₹250
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Our goal is to provide a compassionate professional environment to make your experience comfortable. Our staff is friendly, knowledgable and very helpful in addressing your health and fin......more
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Pink Eye - How You Can Prevent It

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology, Diploma in Ophthalmology , Fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment
Ophthalmologist, Ahmedabad
Pink Eye - How You Can Prevent It

An inflammation resulting in the formation of a thin layer inside the eyelids or the white part of the eyeball is known as pink eye or conjunctivitis. This condition turns the eye ball into pinkish color, hence the name. Based on the severity of the infection, either one or both eyes get affected.

What are the common symptoms?

  1. Medium to heavy swelling of the eye
  2. Eye crusting after sleep
  3. A burning sensation
  4. Irritation, itching or blurred vision
  5. Redness and increased sensitivity of the eye

Different kinds of conjunctivitis:

  1. Allergic Conjunctivitis: This is the type of conjunctivitis that results from eye irritants such as animal dander, dust particles and pollen. This is not infectious in nature. Treatment prescribed by ophthalmologist includes eye drops and non-steroidal medications. It is advised to keep the eye moist till it gets cured.
  2. Viral Conjunctivitis: As the name suggests, this kind of conjunctivitis is caused due to a viral attack. Sadly though, antibiotics don’t work and there is no particular medication for this type of conjunctivitis. Like common cold, viral conjunctivitis runs its course in a span of 1-2 weeks. Since virus is contagious, it is necessary to ensure that the microbes don’t spread. Some common prevention measures are listed below:
    • Eye cosmetics should be abandoned till the conjunctivitis is cured
    • Hands should be frequently cleaned
    • Hand and eyes should not be in contact
    • Frequent change of pillow covers, towels and clothes
    • Swimming should be completely avoided
    • Spectacles in place of lens should be used until advised otherwise by a medical practitioner
  3. Bacterial Conjunctivitis: This kind of conjunctivitis is caused by the streptococcal bacteria and has potential to cause real damage if proper medication is not taken on time. This is highly contagious. Prescription often includes antibiotic drop and ointments. The medication is prescribed for 2-3 weeks depending on the level of bacterial spread in the eye. It is very essential to complete the full course of medication to avoid recurrence. Prevention measures as stated above should be strictly followed.
  4. Chemical conjunctivitis: Eye irritants such as chlorine cause this conjunctivitis. Frequent swimmers often get affected by this type of eye infection. Topical steroids are prescribed to cure this kind of infection. Immediate medical attention is required to avoid lasting injury to the eye.

How to prevent pink eye?
While prevention is the best way to refrain from conjunctivitis, some basic hygiene checks are very important. Here is a list of must do’s:

  1. Do not share personal items such as combs, towels and toiletries.
  2. Stay away from a conjunctivitis infected patient
  3. Using of goggles while swimming
  4. Frequent usage of hand sanitizer and hand wash
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Causes of Red Eye

MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Jaipur
Causes of Red Eye

While red bloodshot eyes may look worrisome at first sight, it is not a cause of concern all the time. There are benign, short-lasting bouts that will disappear on their own to serious medical reasons that could require intervention.

Listed below are some common causes and ways to manage red eyes.

  1. Conjunctivitis: The most common cause of red or pink eye is a conjunctivitis infection of the membrane covering the sclera. The blood vessels are irritated and give the eye a red hue. This is contagious and very common in children, needs to be treated with antibiotic drops based on the cause.
  2. Allergy: Be it pollen, dust, dander, or some other chemicals, eyes could be sensitive to it and get inflamed and take on a red color. This can be treated with a combination of prevention by avoiding exposure to the allergen (which causes the allergy) and some antihistamine drops if required.
  3. Contact lenses: Extended or improper use of contact lenses is the main reason for red eyes in contact lens users. There is reduced lubrication, increased accumulation of dust and microbes if the lens is not removed at frequent intervals. Removal of the lens and visits to the doctor are important things for managing it.
  4. Computer Vision Syndrome: With people spending a large amount of time staring at computer screens, tablets and phone screens, the dryness in the eyes increase, thereby, leading to red eyes. The reduced blinking when working on computers also affects the condition. It is therefore very important to take conscious breaks to stare away from the monitors and use special glasses if required. In some cases, eye drops may also be required.
  5. Occupational Hazard: For people working outdoors, conditions such as dust, heat, smoke, and dry air increase the chances of red eyes. Reducing exposure as much as possible and use of protective eyewear is extremely essential.
  6. Dry Eye Syndrome: The tear glands are a constant source of lubrication for the eyes and also cleanse the eyes from the minute dust particles and other irritants. For various reasons, the tears produced may not be sufficient and can lead to red eyes. Artificial tear substitute could be used for managing this.

Some benign reasons like swimming, smoking, lack of sleep, pregnancy, common cold also produce bloodshot eyes. On the other hand, corneal ulcer, uveitis, ocular herpes, glaucoma, and other medical conditions could also lead to red eyes.

If it persists for more than 2 days, is painful, and is associated with discharge or sensitivity to light, it is important to seek medical help, especially if associated with injury or trauma.

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LASIK - Dispelling Myths About It!

Ophthalmologist
Ophthalmologist, Thane
LASIK - Dispelling Myths About It!

One of the most cutting edge eye procedures which has been very successful in practice and has been loved by millions of patients is LASIK. LASIK is a form of eye surgery performed with the help of a precise laser and is very effective in correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness as well as astigmatism (imperfections with the shape of the cornea). With any such procedure, there are bound to be myths which arise out of misconceptions. Some of those myths as well as the advantages of LASIK have ben enumerated below.

Myth # 1 – Lasik can only be performed up to a certain age
Many people think that LASIK cannot be performed on people of advanced age. This is a misconception as LASIK has been performed on people above 90 as well. There are some considerations however, such as the health of the person and the condition of the eyes. If there are no medical objections, then LASIK can be performed regardless of the age of the person. Doctors also tend to wait till young adulthood (around 18-20 years of age) before performing LASIK. However, LASIK procedures have been performed on young children with severe vision problems as well.

Myth # 2 – The technology behind LASIK is too new and thus not yet perfected
This is yet another commonly propagated myth about LASIK. The technology for this procedure has been around for quite some time and has ben performed with increasing regularity since the 1980s. There have been multiple long term studies done on people who underwent LASIK surgery and almost all of them have had favorable results both in the short term as well as the long term. It is a properly established field and means of treatment within ophthalmology and is subject to the same stringent standards testing as other treatments within the field of medicine.

Myth # 3 – LASIK can cause many complications such as dry eyes and night glares
Any surgical procedure has a certain chance of complications occurring. However, LASIK tends to have very low occurrences of complications. What many people tend to confuse complications with is the normal healing procedure. Dry eyes and night glares usually occur after the first few weeks of the procedure and is part of the healing process of the body. It usually tends to go way with the first few months itself.

Myth # 4 – Contact lenses are better than LASIK
While contact lenses do serve a purpose in correcting vision, they can often contribute to eye infections as well as irritations and headaches. Also contact lenses need to be changed every few weeks or so. LASIK surgery eliminates all of these hassles and you can have perfectly clear vision without having to worry about all the problems that contact lenses bring with them.

Myth # 5 – The LASIK procedure is painful
No other myth is farther from the truth. In this procedure, the surgeon creates a thin flap like structure out of the tissue within the cornea with the help of a laser. This layer is then used to reshape the cornea and thus correct vision problems. Antiseptic and numbing eye drops are used when performing this surgery which results in minimal discomfort that only stays during the initial stages.

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Whenever I came in sunlight, my eyes start watering. Please suggest some remedies.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Whenever I came in sunlight, my eyes start watering. Please suggest some remedies.
Hello I think you can: a. Use goggles when in sunlight b. Use lubricating eyedrop like flogel if it does not help then consult local ophthalmologist.
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I have been prescribed eye specs of -1 and -1.25 as I am unable to read the board in the class properly. Should I wear them all the times or just during the class?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I have been prescribed eye specs of -1 and -1.25 as I am unable to read the board in the class properly.
Should I wea...
During classes only Do eye exercises daily Go for morning and evening walk in greenery daily Do yogasanas and pranayam daily Take Cap eye vital 45 1 perday.
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I have eyesight and I want to take lasik surgery to get rid of sight. So,please suggest me that it is safe or not.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have eyesight and I want to take lasik surgery to get rid of sight. So,please suggest me that it is safe or not.
Hello lasik is very good option to get rid of glasses Doctor will perform few tests (Schirmer test, Pentacam and Fundus examination) and if all tests are normal then you can go for lasik surgery without fear. Success rate of LASIK is over 96%.
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I am suffering from eye irritation since one week. Can you suggest some measures to prevent it?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I am suffering from eye irritation since one week. Can you suggest some measures to prevent it?
Hello this may be due to dryness you can 1. Blink a lot 2. Wash eyes with fresh water 3. Cold compresses 4. Use lubricating eye drop like flogel This is a provisional diagnosis. Consult your ophthalmologist for detailed examination.
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I am a 21 years old student. I sit in front of computer hours together. I do not have any eye sight as of now but I am afraid I may get eye related problems in future. My computer screen is not glare free. What are some precautionary measures I need to take to prevent from getting eye related problems?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I am a 21 years old student. I sit in front of computer hours together. I do not have any eye sight as of now but I a...
Please Do eye exercises daily Do yogasanas and pranayam daily Go for morning walk in greenery daily Take Carrots, papaya, green leafy vegetables regularly Take Cap eye vital 45 1
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I am 31 year old. Too much burning sensation in the eye. Itchy eye. Eye lids upper and lower r dry and wrinkled. Sometimes slightly swell. Tests showed tat more power in d right eye than left. Doctor suggested photocromatic glass. Please tell the exact reason. And remedies and precautions .using heads and Olorex drops.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
I am 31 year old. Too much burning sensation in the eye. Itchy eye. Eye lids upper and lower r dry and wrinkled. Some...
Please Do eye exercises daily Take carrots, green leafy vegetables, papaya regularly Do pranayam and yoga daily. If possible Put Cinereria eye drops by SBL Twice a day regularly Consult me regularly on Lybrate till you feel better completely.
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My daughter is 6 years old she is having a eye problem from the two days she always eyes sighting for all time that means kankalai yennaramum simmitti konduirukiral its a big problem want to use specs at all pls give a solution am very confused and am waiting for your answer also thank you.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra for piles,pilonidal sinus and fistula management , Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate in Diabetes update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
My daughter is 6 years old she is having a eye problem from the two days she always eyes sighting for all time that m...
Apply caster oil on feet n Almond oil 5ml with milk before bed for 21 days. feel free to communicate
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What is LASIK surgery? How much it costs. What is the minimum age to go for LASIK.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
What is LASIK surgery? How much it costs. What is the minimum age to go for LASIK.
One can go for lasik surgery after 20 years of age and it should cost you approximately 20000 per eye.
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I am 20 years old female. I am suffering with head, eye ache. How to get rid of increasing eyesight (2.5) and severe head ache? Suggest me some natural remedies to overcome this problem. Is laser treatment better to completely take out spectacles? Please mention the age eligibility for laser treatment (if any) and cost.

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Rewa
I am 20 years old female. I am suffering with head, eye ache. How to get rid of increasing eyesight (2.5) and severe ...
Dear Lybrate user :- You r suffering from refractive error ,u should need complete correction of refractive error. Refractive error can be solved by the refraction, contact lens ,or laser corneal treatment depending upon profession & lifestyle .There is no age limitations for laser treatment but preferably before 40 years is recommended due to endothelial healthy Status .It may cost about Rs 25000 to 30000.0 /corneal treatment. Make urgent appointment privately with me for further clarification of your eye problems.
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Watery eyes. After an hour of reading eyes start watering. Thereafter every 15-20 minutes. This has been happening for the last two-three years. And, I'm 65 years old. Any remedy?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Watery eyes. After an hour of reading eyes start watering. Thereafter every 15-20 minutes. This has been happening fo...
Hello Prolonged working on laptop/TV/mobile can cause computer vision syndrome. Computer vision syndrome is a condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer or other display device for, uninterrupted periods of time. Some symptoms of cvs include a. Headaches b blurred vision c. Neck pain d redness in the eyes e. Eye strain f dry eyes sometimes watery eyes these symptoms can be further aggravated by improper lighting conditions. Measures to reduce this include 1. Work under proper light. 2. Blink a lot. 3. Cold compresses 4. Use good lubricating eyedrop
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My eye sight left 1.25 right 1.5 (only for reading). Sometime I feel little net/gel feeling in eye. I just rub for a second and it goes away, whereas I keep my eyes quite clean. Also, (which is now permanent) feel lot of flying particles. Can there flying particles be removed or go???

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My eye sight left 1.25 right 1.5 (only for reading). Sometime I feel little net/gel feeling in eye. I just rub for a ...
Hello this may be due to dryness you can 1. Blink a lot 2. Wash eyes with fresh water 3. Cold compresses 4. Use lubricating eye drop like flogel regarding flying particles: in eye we have 2 segments: anterior and posterior. In posterior segment we have a gel called vitreous this vitreous is made of collagen fibres. In some people, these collagen fibres gets meshed up and they start floating in vitreous gel when light enters the eye, these meshed collagen fibres cast a shadow on retina which is seen as floaters by patient. There is no treatment for this just avoid seeing them these are entirely normal consult ophthalmologist if these suddenly increase in number This is a provisional diagnosis. Consult your ophthalmologist for detailed examination.
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I am 30 year old male. In my left eye (extreme corner) keeps itching. I have gone to 2 doctors and they gave me eye drops. It gives me relief but after some days again the problem starts at the same place. Please help and advise.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), modern diagnostics
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I am 30 year old male. In my left eye (extreme corner) keeps itching.
I have gone to 2 doctors and they gave me eye d...
You may apply plain Castor oil a bit over the lid margins of eye with finger tip...avoid cold water and ac exposure
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My eyes are inflamed they appear reddish and there is slight burning sensation would any thing be implemented to resolve.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My eyes are inflamed they appear reddish and there is slight burning sensation would any thing be implemented to reso...
Hello this may be due to dryness you can 1. Blink a lot 2. Wash eyes with fresh water 3. Cold compresses 4. Use lubricating eye drop like flogel This is a provisional diagnosis. Consult your ophthalmologist for detailed examination.
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I have mental exhaustion, fatigue, brain fog, and weakening eye sight. It is due mental exhaustion. Will"SHIRODHARA" in panchakrma will from above symptoms? Also mention the cost.

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General Physician, Jalgaon
I have mental exhaustion, fatigue, brain fog, and weakening eye sight. It is due mental exhaustion. Will"SHIRODHARA" ...
Please Alone Shirodhara won't work Wake up early go for morning walk in greenery daily with relaxed mind Do pranayam and yoga daily to refresh your body and mind Do meditation regularly to give rest to your Take salads and fruits more Avoid oily spicy and fast food, non veg food, maida containing items like biscuits toast bread khari etc for few days Take Cap brahmi by Himalaya 2 2 for 3 mths Badam pak by Patanjali 1 tsf twice a day for 3 months
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While having an eye test for reading glass, I have been told that cataract problem has been started in one of my eye (right). What is the further course of treatment for this, will eye drop suffice for curing this or surgery needs to be done. Please advice.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
While having an eye test for reading glass, I have been told that cataract problem has been started in one of my eye ...
Hello there is only one treatment for cataract and that is surgery. If you are comfortable with glasses then you can wait for surgery else surgery is required.
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