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Dr. B N Shankar

MBBS, DOMS, F.D.O.A

Ophthalmologist, Bangalore

45 Years Experience  ·  150 at clinic
Dr. B N Shankar MBBS, DOMS, F.D.O.A Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
45 Years Experience  ·  150 at clinic
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Dr. B N Shankar is an experienced Ophthalmologist in Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore. He has over 45 years of experience as a Ophthalmologist. He studied and completed MBBS, DOMS, F.D.O.A . He is currently practising at Shankar's Eye & Contact Lens Clinic in Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. B N Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Mysore Medical College, - 1972
DOMS - minto Eye Hospital, - 1978
F.D.O.A - Fellow Of Delhi Opthalmic Association, - 1980
Languages spoken
English
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Karnataka Ophthalmic Society

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I have some problem in my eyes, water comes through them constantly. What should I do.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have some problem in my eyes, water comes through them constantly. What should I do.
Hello It is very difficult to comment without actually examining your eyes you can consult local ophthalmologist and ask for syringing test.
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Hello sir/madam Myself Abhishek, 23 years old From last 3 days I am experiencing a itch in my eye, so I used to rub Everytime, and also tears generating only the infected right eye. Today I discovered that a small puss building up on one side of my right eye corner. Why is it caused .any immediate care should be taken? Please advise with a medicine immediately. Many Thanks.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Hello sir/madam Myself Abhishek, 23 years old From last 3 days I am experiencing a itch in my eye, so I used to rub E...
Hello this could be due to external hordeolum treatment: a. warm compresses b. apply antibiotic ointment locally over lid margins c. take systemic antibiotic
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Sir mere eye me chot(injury) lag gaya hai or ek eye se nahi dikhta hai sir kiya kare ?

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Mumbai
Dear, Injury ke baad nahi dikhane ke bahut se karan ho sakte hai. Do get proper eye check up done so that right t/t be given at right time to protect and preserve your vision.
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I am 19 years old female. My eyesight is weak. Tell me some suggestions to make clear vision for my eyes. I have -3 number. And just tell me that is there any problem to my eyes if I am using contact lenses instead of wearing specs.

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Mumbai
I am 19 years old female. My eyesight is weak. Tell me some suggestions to make clear vision for my eyes. I have -3 n...
Wearing glasses or contact lenses will help you see clearly. Contact lenses used under the guidance of your eye specialist are safe.
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I am aged 23 years old and have issues of increasing specs number and weight is not increasing.

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Panipat
I am aged 23 years old and have issues of increasing specs number and weight is not increasing.
Eye number generally stabilises by the age of around 20 years. And for your weight to increase, please consult a physician.
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My name harpreet singh I am 17 Years old my eyes in redness in 2 Years doctor you tell about some one medicine and check up.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My name harpreet singh I am 17 Years old my eyes in redness in 2 Years doctor you tell about some one medicine and ch...
Eye redness is most often due to swollen or dilated blood vessels. This makes the surface of the eye look red .There are many causes of a red eye or eyes like infection, allergy. foreign body in eyes. Some are medical emergencies and some are a cause for concern, but not an emergency. Others are nothing to worry about.Consult ur local eye specilist to see what is the cause
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I can't able to see clearly without my specs and my lens power is -3.5 nd my age is 16 shall I cure it?

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Panipat
I can't able to see clearly without my specs and my lens power is -3.5 nd my age is 16 shall I cure it?
If your age is 16 you need to use glasses only and after you turn 20 years you can undergo laser surgery. Also have food rich in vitamin a.
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Glaucoma -- The Silent Thief of Eyesight

MS - Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Thane
Glaucoma -- The Silent Thief of Eyesight

Glaucoma -- The Silent Thief of Eyesight

Glaucoma or "Kala Moti" is often an ignored disease as in many cases it does not cause redness ,pain or watering of eyes but the vision decreases gradually and, most importantly , irreversibly !!

Due to its irreversible nature , early detection is vital . All those above fifty and especially those with a blood relative having Glaucoma , should go for regular eye checkups with an eye doctor. A check up in an eye clinic includes an "eye pressure" measurement. Often this pressure is raised in Glaucoma. Also the eye doctor will take a look at your optic nerve to see if it is showing any signs of glaucoma damage.

All suspicious cases are subjected to two important tests. First is Perimetry where we asses the side vision or field of vision which is first to be affected in early Glaucoma.Second is an OCT which scans the retina of the eye and measures the actual loss of nerve fibre layer.

If detected early Glaucoma can be well controlled with regular use of eye drops. If the reduction in eye pressure is inadequate with eye drops then we have the options of Laser or finally Anti Glaucoma Surgery.

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Lots of pain in my eyes & I have red eyes for2 days. What should I do? Pls give me right advise.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Lots of pain in my eyes & I have red eyes for2 days. What should I do?
Pls give me right advise.
Hello, Bloodshot eyes appear red because the vessels at the surface of the white portion of the eye become swollen. Vessels may swell due to: Eye dryness Too much sun exposure Dust or other particles in the eye Allergies Infection Injury Eye infections or inflammation can cause redness as well as possible itching, discharge, pain, or vision problems. Other causes of eye redness include Colds or allergies, Acute glaucoma, Corneal scratches: Injuries caused by sand, dust, or overuse of contact lenses. Sometimes, a bright red spot, called a subconjunctival hemorrhage, will appear on the white of the eye. This often happens after straining or coughing, which causes a broken blood vessel on the surface of the eye. Most often, there is no pain and your vision is normal. It is almost never a serious problem. Because the blood leaks into the conjunctiva, which is clear, you cannot wipe or rinse the blood away. Like a bruise, the red spot will go away within a week or two. Management: - Try to rest your eyes if redness is due to fatigue or eye strain. No other treatment is needed. - Wash your hands, hold clean water in your hand, keep your eyes closer to the water and dip the eyes by blinking the eyelids frequently in the held water in hand. Repeat it for 3-4 times again. - Avoid watching T.V., working on computer or mobile, reading. - In case there is itching, use a clean napkin or a tissue to wipe the tears and cleaning the eyelids gently. -Wear an UV-rays protected sunglasses while you are out in sun. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicines - Schwabe’s Belladonna 30 and Euphrasia 30 - both thrice daily for 4 days. Use Euphrasia Eye drops twice daily. Revert back thereafter.
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My eyes always remain yellow and not clear sometime red. What are the reason for it. Suggest some way.

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Rewa
My eyes always remain yellow and not clear sometime red. What are the reason for it. Suggest some way.
Dear lybrate-user:- As per your complaints, you r suffering from discolouration of conjuntiva. Following treatment is being recommended for you E/d zoline- plus 4 times a day E/ d CMC 4 times a day × 1 month Take regullar aerobic exercises, green vegetables, coloured fruits, PLENTY of water.
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From last week I am feeling heavy head when I wake up at morning & its continue to whole day. Also feeling pain in eye when I try to working in front of computer or using mobile phone. Always feel like sleepy. What is the cause & what is the best treatment for this.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
From last week I am feeling heavy head when I wake up at morning & its continue to whole day. Also feeling pain in ey...
Please follow the tips below to feel better: Wear anti-glare spectacles while using a computer. Practice the 20/20/20 exercise. Every 20 minutes, focus/look at an object that's at least 20 feet away, for 20 seconds. Blink often when you are watching TV or working on your computer. Decrease the brightness level of your computer’s/mobile phone’s screen .Don't decrease it so much that you have trouble seeing. Minimize watching television. Use UV protection sun glasses when out in the sun. You can also use artificial tear eye drops (E.g. Refresh) every 2- 3 hours to keep the eyes moist. Make sure you get at least 7 hours of sleep every night.
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Hi sir, my name niyas arakkal thoduka, im 25 years old man. Im working in qatar as a driver. Five tears ago im in here. Until now my body nothing have any changes. Still im not fat. I try to eat many oil foods and fat foods. But nothing to change. Please advise me any good medicine for become fat. Thank you.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Hi sir, my name niyas arakkal thoduka, im 25 years old man. Im working in qatar as a driver. Five tears ago im in her...
Good morning...it is not essential to be fat but most important thing is that u should be fit...avoid junk/oily food...eat balanced diet....do regular exercise and keep ur body fit..
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What is the treatment of pain in eye if I am watching laptop or mobile for a long time?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
What is the treatment of pain in eye if I am watching laptop or mobile for a long time?
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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What is red eye . I have red eyea for 2 weeks. But no pain at alll. Is there something serious?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
What is red eye . I have red eyea for 2 weeks. But no pain at alll. Is there something serious?
Hello there are many causes for redness of eyes mainly allergy, infection, inflammation and dry eyes etc. 1. Redness + itching: allergy 2. Redness + pain + watering + decreased vision: infection 3. Redness + pain: inflammation 4. Redness foreign body sensation: dryness if there is only redness then it is normal as slight exposure to dust, temperature or air or eyes may be red in morning. Stress may also cause redness. I usually do not treat when there is only redness, you can 1. Blink a lot 2. Wash eyes with fresh water 3. Cold compresses 4. Use lubricating eye drop like flogel these measures will help to keep your eyes healthy but it will not have any effect on redness (treating general redness alone is not necessary also) having said that you should consult local ophthalmologist for proper examination and treatment.
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Hi doctor. I want to get a LASIK surgery done. I have -9 eyesight and have been wearing contact lenses for over 15 years now. What will be the cost for it and how long is the process?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
Hi doctor. I want to get a LASIK surgery done. I have -9 eyesight and have been wearing contact lenses for over 15 ye...
Lasik is a simple laser procedure which changes the shape of the cornea so that the light rays fall on the retina properly. It is a painless procedure. It is a day care procedure does not require any injections, does not require admission, you can simply resume your duties in 2 days. Cost varies from centre to centre. Side effects are usually limited to dryness of eyes for few months. You need to undergo proper prelasik checkup which includes a test called as topography to decide whether lasik is safe for you or not.
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Sir I am 27 year young male. My eye side week -1 lens. Please help me to remove my lenses.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Sir I am 27 year young male. My eye side week -1 lens. Please help me to remove my lenses.
Hello. There is no medication or food for improving eye sight or to get rid of glasses. Get your vision tested and wear glasses. If not interested in glasses then you can try a. Contact lens b. Lasik laser as your age is now 27 years so your number will not increase now whether you wear glasses or not as number becomes stable at age of 18-20 yrs. Having said that I advise you to eat balanced diet including green vegetables and seasonal fruits for keeping eyes and body healthy. Lasik is a very easy and painless procedure. If you want to get rid of glasses then go for lasik after age of 18 yrs.
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I am having eye problems since 1 week it get very dark and red. What should I do?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Do you have pain/ discharge from eyes also? one eye or both eye involved? h/o any eye trauma? red eye may be due to 1. Lack of sleep 2. Long travelling 3. Infection 4 allergy 5 excessive use of laptop/tv/ mobile so kindly follow following advises 1. Avoid using excessive tv/ computers 2. You should wash your eyes with fresh water 2-3 times in a day 3. Maintain hygiene 4 do not rub your eyes with hands 5 kindly consult eye doctor for testing refractive errors and to rule out infection.
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I am not getting sleep, in night. I am a model because of my dull eyes im getting problems in my profession. Please suggest some ways to prevent it.

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Rewa
I am not getting sleep, in night. I am a model because of my dull eyes im getting problems in my profession. Please s...
Dear lybrate-user:- As per your complaints, you r suffering from Refractive error. Take regullar aerobic exercises, green vegetables, coloured fruits, PLENTY of water. Cap Macucheck once a day × 15 days Make urgent appointment privately to me for further correction of Refractive error.
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I have read eyes last two days. What procedure I use. Which medicine I use. Pl suggest sir I am waiting for your replay.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I have read eyes last two days. What procedure I use. Which medicine I use. Pl suggest sir I am waiting for your replay.
Get ur eyes examined by opthalmologist first ..it might be infective or allergic conjunctivitis... U may need antibiotic eye drops for the same
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Sir I have a problem of vision in direct sunlight so please suggest me which kind of sunglasses should I use or what should I consider while buying a pair of sunglasses.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
Sir I have a problem of vision in direct sunlight so please suggest me which kind of sunglasses should I use or what ...
wear a good polarised glasses.. you can ask for polarisation tester .. its available at the place where you would be buying to confirm that its genuine
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