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Dr. B N Shankar

MBBS, DOMS, F.D.O.A

Ophthalmologist, Bangalore

44 Years Experience  ·  150 at clinic
Dr. B N Shankar MBBS, DOMS, F.D.O.A Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
44 Years Experience  ·  150 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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I'm a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care.
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Dr. B N Shankar is an experienced Ophthalmologist in Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore. He has over 44 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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Education
MBBS - Mysore Medical College, - 1972
DOMS - minto Eye Hospital, - 1978
F.D.O.A - Fellow Of Delhi Opthalmic Association, - 1980
Languages spoken
English
Professional Memberships
Karnataka Ophthalmic Society

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I am having distance eye sight Right eye: (-5) Left eye: (-5) Its going on increasing please suggest me a medicine to reduced my eye sight.

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I am having distance eye sight Right eye: (-5) Left eye: (-5) Its going on increasing please suggest me a medicine to...
unfortunately there are no natural medications to remove spectacles permanently. you can either try contact lenses or plan for refractive lasik laser surgery

I have red puffy under eyes from past 8-9 years, so what changes should I bring in my diet and also any external cure for this problem, like any ointment application etc.

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I have red puffy under eyes from past 8-9 years, so what changes should I bring in my diet and also any external cure...
Puffiness beneath the eyelids has various causes associated with it. (1) age related distribution of fat. With progressive time and age there occurs a re-distribution of a lot of body fat. This may lead to puffiness/ sagging/ bagginess of the lower eyelids. (2) excessive alcohol consumption has at times seen to be associated with puffiness of eyelids. (3) hypersensitivity/ allergy of the eyes may cause puffiness. It may be caused due to dust, pollen, insect bite, etc. (4) thyroid level fluctuation has at times been seen to be associated with puffiness of eyelids. (5) excessive obesity has been shown to be associated with puffiness of eyelids. (6) extreme condition such as orbital cellulitis: very rare. Also, it is usually associated with eye injury, surgery, systemic infection, etc. It is very less likely to be so in your case. (7) grave's disease: this has a tendency to be associated with thyroid disease (or other autoimmune conditions). It s also rare. It is associated with fatigue and weakness that progresses throughout the day. Thus, it would be a good idea to identify in the category that you come into and then tackle the situation. The reason for this being that each cause would have a different pattern of treatment. Let me know if I can be of further help. Hope my suggestions helped you. Take care.

From two day onward I am suffering from huge eye disease. My eyes are becoming red, please help me.

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From two day onward I am suffering from huge eye disease. My eyes are becoming red, please help me.
Homoeopathic medicine EUPHRASIA 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 2 drops direct on tongue every 2-3 hrly EUPHRASIA EYEDROPS ( SBL ) pour into eyes 1-2 drops 3 times daily
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What is cost of a lasik operation?

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What is cost of a lasik operation?
Cost will vary depending on following factors 1. Type of lasik whether femtolasik or microkeratome assisted 2. Pvt or govt set up Cost around 21 thousand both eyes, femto lasik in pvt it will range from 30, 000 to 1 lakh.

Male. I have a problem in my eight eye. My right eye causes disturbance in looking. I can't see anything clearly with my right eye. For example. I can't read any letter , word, sentence from any distance. My left eye is Very much accurate. Its so good that it doesn't make me feel anything abt my right eye. Everything is blur with my right eye. I went to Nepal , methi Eye Hospital. They has done many tests But they couldn't find the solution. Finally the Report said that this problem is from my birth. It can't get cured , neither it will become further worst. It will remain the same. And since my left eye is perfect so there won't be any disturbances. Conclusion - I don't have any disturbance in watching something when both my eyes r open. But only if I close my left eye and try to watch with my right eye then everything is blur.

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Male.
I have a problem in my eight eye.
My right eye causes disturbance in looking.
I can't see anything clearly with...
Lybrate-user, you seem to be diagnosed with a lazy eye or amblyopia in the right eye. It is not unusual for poor vision in one eye to go unnoticed if other eye has good vision. His is why we stress on regular eye exam by an ophthalmologist. A trial of left eye patching or occlusion may help in improving vision in right eye. Recent studies have shown visual gains in lazy eye upto 20-24 years of age with patching done for the first time. Do go back and discuss with your treating doctor.

I was playing cricket and got hit by a tennis ball in my right eye and everything went blank for a moment then within a few second my nose started bleeding so I put my face upside down and my friends applied ice on my eyes and nose and the bleeding was stopped but my eyes are still poisoning what should I do?

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I was playing cricket and got hit by a tennis ball in my right eye and everything went blank for a moment then within...
Homoeopathic medicine ARNICA MONTANA Q ( SBL) Drink 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily for 15-20 days-------------------- CINERARIA /EUPHRASIA EYEDROPS ( SBL ) pour into eyes 1-2 drops 3 times daily. Slowly your eyes will start opening and there we will take a review of the actual damage to your eyes.But for first 5 days take the above homoeopathic medicines along with a painkiller like DOLO.

I have cylindrical eye sight no -ve 0.5. I want to cure it. I have to work a 8-10 hrs on computer daily. Due to which headache and pain in eye normally incur once in week. What to do.

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I have cylindrical eye sight no -ve 0.5.
I want to cure it. I have to work a 8-10 hrs on computer daily. Due to which...
Your headache could be due to astigmatism.You have to use corrective glas after consulting eye specialist
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For +3 sph+1.25 cyl no. On both eyes giving 6/6 (R) & 6/9(p)( L) and still having problem with specs for distant vision; should I go for Lasik Laser or try using contact lenses at the age of 44 ?

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Presby Lasik is THE best option for you. Customisation is needed as you will have large angle Kappas, and large diameter LASER ablations with decenterations will have to be used.

Dear Sir I am sufferings from migration for many years I feel problem to see from my eyes during this. please sujjest me solution for this.

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Dear Sir
I am sufferings from migration for many years I feel problem to see from my eyes during this. please sujjest...
Homoeopathic medicine R-16 drops (Dr Reckeweg)Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily. MIG AID ( Bakson) Chew 1 tab twice daily Daily 30 min BRAMARI PRNAYAM Early morning

I have colour blindness or red green deficiency. I had checked it to doctor but he said that is no treatment available for this problem. Can you give me any suggestions about this?

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I have colour blindness or red green deficiency. I had checked it to doctor but he said that is no treatment availabl...
There is no known treatment. However, there are special contact lenses and glasses that may help people with color blindness tell the difference between similar colors.---------------------------- color blindness is a lifelong condition. Most people are able to adjust to it without difficulty or disability.----------------- homoeopathic medicine----------------------- santonine 3x (dr reckeweg) chew 2 tab twice daily for 3 months.------------------- if the color blindness is partial ie. If one pigment is missing then the above homoeopathic medicine is very useful in that case as seen in my general practise. I will advise you, that what ever is your condition, you should start taking this medicine. Purely homoeopathic, noside effects.
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Kindly suggest fruits and vegetables that are good for eyes. Also exercises that are good for eyes.

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Kindly suggest fruits and vegetables that are good for eyes. Also exercises that are good for eyes.
Diet for EYESIGHT Lutein and zeaxanthin are both important nutrients for eye health,6 as both of them are found in high concentrations in your macula—the small central part of your retina responsible for detailed central vision. More specifically, lutein is also found in your macular pigment – known for helping to protect your central vision and aid in blue light absorption—and zeaxanthin is found in your retina.Estimated daily dose of lutein is 10 mg per day, and at 2 mg/day for zeaxanthin. Both lutein and zeaxanthin are primarily found in green leafy vegetables, although zeaxanthin is far scarcer than lutein. Kale and spinach are two of the most lutein-rich foods, but you'll also find it in carrots, squash, and other orange and yellow fruits and vegetables. Both lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids called xanthophylls, which give plants and vegetables their yellow-orange color, and the name "lutein" comes from the Latin word "luteus," which means "yellow." If you remember this, it may help you pick out vegetables that are likely to contain higher amounts of these two nutrients. Egg yolk is another source of both lutein and zeaxanthin that is well absorbed by your body Most of the dark green leafy vegetables, previously recommended for a higher intake of lutein and zeaxanthin, have 15-47 percent of lutein, but a very low content (0-3 percent) of zeaxanthin. study shows that fruits and vegetables of various colors can be consumed to increase dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthi It is also important to note that lutein is an oil-soluble nutrient, so if you eat the vegetables without some oil or butter your body can't absorb the lutein. Adding a little bit of healthy fat, such as olive oil, coconut oil, or raw organic butter, will maximize your lutein absorption. Lutein content in food Food Mg / serving Orange ( Raw) 0.2/1 large Egg 0.2/1 large Spinach (cooked) 20.4 / 1 cup Papaya(Raw) 0.3/1 large Turnip greens (cooked) 12.2 / 1 cup Green peas (cooked) 4.1 / 1 cup Spinach (raw) 3.7 / 1 cup Corn (cooked) 1.5 / 1 cup Broccoli (raw) 1.3 / 1 cup Broccoli (cooked) 0.8 / 1/2 cup Green beans (cooked) 0.9 / 1 cup
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I have been suffering from RP problem which is the eye disease and it is from my childhood. Can anyone help me?

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I have been suffering from RP problem which is the eye disease and it is from my childhood.  Can anyone help me?
We are working in this disease since long time and find some good result in most of the patients. As per you know rp is noncurable disease and gradually diminishes the vision until complete blindness and family history is also positive in most of the cases. Our researches show most of the case stop the regular loss of vision and up to 25-30% improvement depending upon the stages of diseases

I'm suffering from eye pain and one side head ache. Dr. Confirmed that it is migraine. Please give me a tips to overcome migraine.

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I'm suffering from eye pain and one side head ache. Dr. Confirmed that it is migraine. Please give me a tips to overc...
You will have to restrict things which precipitate the attack. It can be chocolate, egg, fish, deodorant, flowers, mosquito repellent, smoke, ground nuts, cashewnut, etc. Do yoga, breathing e exercises.
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I am a 24 year old girl having power of negative 4 in both eyes. I wanted to know about long term side effects of Lasik surgery.

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I  am a 24 year old girl having power of negative 4 in both eyes. I wanted to know about long term side effects of La...
Hi, Lasik surgery is a life long stable treatment for eyes, in very few patients there is small decrease in the effect over many years. I think NOw you should wait as your no is not much and is is also young and without any complication.Thanks.

My eyes becoming red after day out and very painful some time. How to solve this problem??

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My eyes becoming red after day out and very painful some time.
How to solve this problem??
red eyes could be because of many reasons but commonly it is due to allergy or infection. You need to visit eye specialist to differentiate between the two as the treatment is different. Also get your eyes checked for any glass power

I have cataract in my left eye. Can eye exercise help in clearing cataract without operation? When is the optimum time to get a cataract operated? Will my right eye also get affected by cataract in future?

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I have cataract in my left eye. Can eye exercise help in clearing cataract without operation? When is the optimum tim...
Hello a. There is no exercise to help you to get rid of glasses surgery is the only answer b. It is a quick procedure .hardly takes 15 minutes c. Yes. It is natural aging process and so right eye will eventually get cataract.

I have a squint in my eyes and m left eye is comparatively more weak than the right eye so now I have got a job which demands 8 hours of computer work so will these work affect my vision and weak my eyes more. Are there chances of vision loss am 22 years old male will be working as data analyst in the companymy prescription is as follows left eye 6.00spherical cylindrical: 1.00axis: 135right eyespherical: 3.00cylindrical:-axis:-

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I have a squint in my eyes and m left eye is comparatively more weak than the right eye so now I have got a job which...
There are absolutely no chances of vision loss but it can give stress to eye muscles and therefore can give rise to weak vision, redness and tired eyes. Can wear antiglare spects and use antiglare glass on computer. After every half hr give rest to eyes for 2 minutes with your warm palms. Clean eyes with cold water twice a day and do some eye exercises to strengthen the eye muscles.
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I am ajay and I am 32 years old and I am suffer from pain on above eyes every evening I am have same on eyes so what can I do and my eyes also weak.

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I am ajay and I am 32 years old and I am suffer from pain on above eyes every evening I am have same on eyes so what ...
Hello , take Ruta 30 CH , 3 drops twice daily. Use CMD2 eye drops , 2 drop in each eye twice daily. Get your eyes tested by an eye specialist. Follow the below Exercises for eyes:- Warm your eyes. Rub your palms together to create heat, and then place them against your eyes for five seconds. Repeat this three times. Roll your eyes. Start by looking up and then slowly circle 10 times clockwise and 10 times counterclockwise. Focus. Hold a pen at arm's length, focus your eyes on it, and slowly bring the pen closer until it's about 6 inches away from your nose. Then slowly move it back, keeping your eyes focused on the pen, 10 times in all. Massage your temples. Using your thumb knuckles, massage your temples in small circles, 20 times in one direction and 20 in the other. Repeat the same actions above the mid-point of the eyebrows at the forehead, then below the eyes on both sides of the bridge of the nose. Take a mini-nap. Put your head back, close your eyes, and relax for 3 minutes. Insufficient sleep may weaken your vision, so shoot for 8 hours of sound sleep a night. Rest your eyes 10 minutes for every 50 minutes spent reading or in front of the computer. If your eyes feel overly tired, lie down and place cooling cucumber slices over your eyelids.

I hve number in my eyes I fell that my size of one eye differ from other how to solve it.

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I hve number in my eyes I fell that my size of one eye differ from other how to solve it.
Hello 1. Size of two eyes are different in many people and thats a normal phenomenon. 2. Eye sight has no connection with size of your eye 3. There is no need for any intervention for minimal difference in eye size.
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My 5-year-old daughter has asthma. What is the effect of using an asthma preventer long-term? I heard that using it for years might cause bone shrinkage. Is it true? Are there any vitamins or supplements to help vision?

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My 5-year-old daughter has asthma. What is the effect of using an asthma preventer long-term? I heard that using it f...
If steroids are given orally for long periods of time than only it will cause bone shrinkage but if given through nebulisation than it won't have any side effects
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