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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
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English
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Karnataka Ophthalmic Society

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How to sharp my mind and mere my eyes are very weak how can I make them maintain to then see things properly? And another question is that how can I sharp my mind?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, there are few food items which helps you in boosting up your memory power, increases focus & concentration, so try to take more of these: 1. Choline: good sources of choline include liver, milk, eggs and peanuts. 2. Vitamin b: b vitamins are not synthesized in the body, and thus need to be obtained from food. B-complex vitamins are water-soluble vitamins, which means that they are not stored within the body. In consequence, the b vitamins need ongoing replenishment. Vitamin b1 (thiamine) rich sources include unrefined grain products, ready-to-eat cereals, meat (especially pork), dairy products, peanuts, legumes, fruits and eggs. Foods that contain high concentrations of vitamin b3 (niacin) in the free form include beans and organ meat, as well as enriched grain and cereal products. While niacin is present in corn and other grains, the bioavailability of the nutrient is much less than it is in protein-rich sources. The role of vitamin b9 (folic acid) during pregnancy is vital to normal development of the nervous system in the fetus. Good sources of folate include liver, ready-to-eat breakfast cereals, beans, asparagus, spinach, broccoli, and orange juice. Animal protein products are a good source of vitamin b12 (cobalamine), particularly organ meats such as kidney or liver. Other good sources are fish, eggs, and dairy products. 3. Vitamin a: the foods highest in vitamin a are any pigmented fruits and vegetables and leafy green vegetables. 4. Zinc: zinc is a very important part of the brain as well; many regions of the brain, such as the cerebellum, and hippocampus have neurons that contain this nutrient. Zinc is needed to maintain normal vitamin a levels in blood plasma. Sources of zinc are meats, certain seafood, whole grains, baked beans, oatmeal, milk (low-fat), cashewnut, almonds, kidney-beans, cheese, peas, spinach, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds. Medication: take homoeopathic medicine for increasing memory - anacardium 200/ once daily. For eyesight: get your eyes tested from an opthalmologist. Include the following for getting better vision: vitamins a, c, e, and minerals like copper and zinc are essential to eyesight. Get the antioxidants from dark leafy greens, egg yolks, yellow peppers, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and carrots. Include garlic and onions. Blueberries, grapes as they have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help improve your vision. Dha is a fatty acid found in coldwater fish like salmon, sardines and mackerel. Exercises for strengthening eye muscles: -begin by partially closing your eyes; the lids should only be halfway shut. After holding for 10-15 seconds, close your eyes very slowly. Take a few deep breaths to increase oxygen in the blood. -warm your eyes. Rub your palms together to create heat, and then place them against your eyes for five seconds. Repeat this three times. -hold a pen at arm's length. Focus your gaze on the tip of the pen. Bring the pen closer to your nose at a slow and steady pace. Repeat this exercise 5-10 times. -concentrate your vision on the tip of your nose. Then shift your gaze to an object further away, either at arm's length or 20 feet away. Then shift your eyes back to the tip of your nose. Repeat this exercise 10 times. -sit in a relaxed but upright position. Begin by look to the left-most position (without moving your head) and hold to stretch your eye muscles. Hold for 5 counts. Blink and return your gaze back to look straight in front of you. Then look to the right-most position with your gaze and hold for 5 counts. Repeat 3 times, blinking between each hold. Then, repeat this exercise looking up and then down. Do not forget about blinking. -sit in a relaxed but upright position. Look up and to your right for 5 seconds. Return your gaze to center. Look up to and to your left for 5 seconds. Return your gaze to center. Look down and to your right for 5 seconds. Return your gaze to center. Look down and to your left for 5 seconds. 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. Medication: take homoeopathic medicine which will help you in preventing first and then reducing the power of your eyes (if the eye power is less). Take physostigma 6/ thrice daily for 1 month and instill euphrasia eye drops twice a day. Thereafter, revert back for further guidance.
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My eye sight is -5, how I can improve in get normal in home remedies please gave a answer.

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Panipat
Number of -5 doesn`t go away. You can reduce the further increase in number by eating green vegetables, carrot, carrot juice, green amla. The number stabilises by the age of 20 years so you have to wait till then.
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Hi I am subrata 18 yers age. My problem, my eyes is defect Right hand power 0.25& left power 1.25. But I am did'n chosma. Can you help now.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
There is no medication or food for improving eyesight or to get rid of glasses. If not interested in glasses then you can try a. Contact lens b. Lasik laser as your age is now 18 years so your number will not increase much 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. As you are not comfortable with contact lens then go for lasik. 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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My eyes is become itchi can you tell the name of eye exercise please to get back my normal eyes Suggest some eye exercise.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), modern diagnostics
Ayurveda,
No help from eye exercises for itching. You may avoid cold water and food. Use castor oil lil bit for applying over both eye lashes rubbing
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Hello Doctor, I have a trigimal neuralgia in my right side of forehead near eye from last 3 years. Very sharp shooting electric pain to touch the eyes or effected area of face. Generally it started in between sept to March. On winter season. Please suggest any permanent solution for this. Thanks & Regards

MD - Psychiatry, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Patna
Trigeminal neuralgia is a very annoying recurrent illness. Fortunately treatment is available. The permanent solution is nerve block. You may consult your neurologist for the same.
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Three month back I felt my right eye has some problem in the vision. I consulted an eye specialist and they have done a test and found that there is a swelling in retina and advised to put eye drop (nevanac. 1%) for 3 months. Now it is over now the eye fills with water and one side of the eye is in red, due to the water the vision is disturbed.

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Panipat
You are having 2 diff. Issues. Your retina swelling is due to uncontrolled diabetes and your watering eyes is due to many reasons like stress, inadequate sleep etc. For your retina problem get an oct and if the swelling is more then consult a retina specialist for your proper management options and for your watering eyes use zymar eye drop 3 times a day with massage over the nasal part of the eye in between eye and nose from up to down for a week and let me know. You have to control your diabetes.
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I have pain my left eye I have some pain killer and eye drop but not relax me What should I do.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
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 red eyes over three days. What should I do? And also I have fever. I'm not getting out of this. Please suggest me that what should I do so I can recover my self as soon as possible. And I have allergies with liquid medicines so suggest me only tablets. Waiting for your reply. Thank you!

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
Dear lybrate user, 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.
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Sir, my 15 year old sister has - 6 power in both eyes. Every time her power increases when she visit for checkup. I m afraid if this time also her power increases. Please suggest me how to handle the problem?

MBBS, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Hyderabad
Power increase can usually happen upto the body growth age, usually until around age 18 in girls. Do continue with your regular checkups with your ophthalmologist and follow if any change in glasses or contact lenses is advised. Also make sure the retina is checked up, after dilating the pupils, at regular intervals. This is to make sure that the retina is not going into some thinning or other changes that could occur in people with high myopia.
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I have alergy in my eyes from few days. Sometimes it also become red. And even I am unable to read small letters written in classroom. What should I do?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Take pranacharya allergin capsules two times a day. And 1-1 drop pranacharya netra bindu in your eyes two times a day. Sprinkle water in your eyes 3-4 times a day.
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There is a swelling on my eyelids. First it started with the left one. It recovered. Then this time it was on the right of my eyelid. Again it recovered. Now again it is on my left. I don't know what is this and why it's happening.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
Do hot fomentation. Dip a handkerchief in lukewarm warm and keep it over closed eye. Continue for 5 minutes for three times a day
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She is having eye infection from several days. She is using itone but its not giving relif. Msy be it has occurred due to dust. What to do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Homoeopathic medicine------------------- euphrasia 30 (dr reckeweg) drink 2 drops direct on tongue every 2-3 hrly---------------- cineraria /euphrasia eyedrops (sbl) pour into eyes 1-2 drops 3 times daily--------------------- report after 5 days----------------------
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When I went outside my eyes starts burning and irritation occurs because of sunlight even I don't have any kind of power glasses.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
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 checked doctor recently and he says that it should be weired for life long is their any other way to reduce by eye site?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello, Include the following for getting better vision: Vitamins A, C, E, and minerals like copper and zinc are essential to eyesight. Get the antioxidants from dark leafy greens, egg yolks, yellow peppers, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and carrots. Include garlic and onions. Blueberries, grapes as they have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help improve your vision. DHA is a fatty acid found in coldwater fish like salmon, sardines and mackerel. 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. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine which will help you in preventing first and reducing the power of your eyes. Take Physostigma 6/ thrice daily for 1 month. Thereafter, revert back for further guidance.
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Age Related Macular Degeneration

Cornea Cataract & Lasik
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
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My eyes gets reddish all the time specially after shower, fatiguness, headache all the time.

MBBS, DOMS, MS - Ophthalmology, , Fellowship in phacoemusification
Ophthalmologist, Patna
Redness after taking bath is very common & it disappear within half an hour ,for this you should not worry. For fatigue & headache you should consult ophthmologist to get your refraction checked up & if prescribed glass ,you should wear& it may be due to dryness also, for which you may use Refresh liquigel 5-6 times.
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Is it safe to use implantable contact lenses at my age? I use computer regularly.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Hello you can use contact lens without fear at this age. You can use computer as much as you wish. But take following precautions: 1. Use contact lens for 8 hours daily 2. Keep contact lenses in proper solution 3. Do not sleep while wearing contact lens if you are asking for implantable contact lens (phakic lens) then I think you r not good candidate for that as after few years you will develop cataract and for that these lens will need to explant.
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Hello Doctor, I am suffering from side effects of excessive masturbation like semen leakage, excessive precum, hair fall, eye floaters and flashes, back pain etc, please suggest me a suitable treatment, feeling depressed, help me, will be very very helpful.

MBBS, PG Diploma In Emergency Trauma Care, Fellowship in Diabetes
General Physician, Delhi
This is very easily treatable. Please get the following tests done tsh ferritin vitamin d3 and I will guide you immediately after the reports. You will be healthy and fit in few days itself.
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I am suffering from headache from last one month's. My eyes also blurred. I am so weak now. I am a alcoholic. Can you help me?

MBBS, MD - Pharmacology and Therapeutics
General Physician, Visakhapatnam
Dear lybrate user, there are many causes for head ache, it needs to take detailed history to evaluate. In you r case as you have visual problems consults an opthalmologist at the earliest, because headache associates with opthalmic ailments. It's better to abstain from alcohol for better health. Deaddiction help will be available in psychiatry department of siddardha government medical college vijayawada.
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major problems with me eye pain in right eye because focus on eye or let night study so please help me.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
Take frequent breaks while studying and dip a handkerchief in cold water and keep it over closed eyes for 2 minutes during breaks, you will feel better. Also get your eyes checked for any spectacle number.
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