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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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I'm a caring, skilled professional, dedicated to simplifying what is often a very complicated and confusing area of health care....more
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 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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Can HD phones affects eyes a lot? I brought a new HD phone 3 months back. I have a high usage of phones. But to my surprise I find my eyes are painting sometimes now which isn't case before with old phone. Moreover during over usage I see things blackened for sometime. What could be it?

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Can HD phones affects eyes a lot? I brought a new HD phone 3 months back. I have a high usage of phones. But to my su...
May be the screen resolution and lights are giving your eyes discomfort. In general, working long hours on screen/omputer can lead to a condition called computer vision syndrome. Relax your eyes in between work. Blink regularily if working for long time on computer. Lower the brightness of your screen. Work under adequately illuminated conditions. Also try to blink your eyes properly while work. Use good tear substitutes like genteal 4 times a day. And anti glare screen for your system. Use eyedrops genteal 3 times a nd zoneph 4 times a day. Get your refraction done and wear spectacles eat green veggies. Carrots. Papayas, mangoes yellow fruits nuts butter. Strain less your eyes.
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My eyes get wet when I roam outside, what should I do?

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist,
My eyes get wet when I roam outside, what should I do?
try acupat eye drop 2 times a day and genteel eye drop 3 times a day. cold compress of eyes with ice pack two times a day
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I have red eyes over 5 days and some time I feel blurred in front of my eyes. What I should do.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have red eyes over 5 days and some time I feel blurred in front of my eyes. What I should do.
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
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My left is suffering from glaucoma (expected as per eye specialist0, what should be the remedy for this ?

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
You should get a confirmatory diagnosis of glaucoma; as once the medication is started it will not be re- evaluated for any other cause. When confirmed, treatment is given according to report. Kindly consult us with it for prescribing the treatment.
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I am 23 yr old and I am having dark circle, also my eyes are looking very tired. What should I do for it?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Karnal
I am 23 yr old and I am having dark circle, also my eyes are looking very tired. What should I do for it?
You must take proper sleep go to sleep on time take vitamin e you can use tea bags or cucumber paste take rest.
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My son is prescribed for eye patching, since he has suiting eyes, what I want to ask is that is it correct to patch the eyes during study hours or when it should patched?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My son is prescribed for eye patching, since he has suiting eyes, what I want to ask is that is it correct to patch t...
Hello patching is recommended during waking hours. If he is comfortable with patch while studying then you can patch him while studying.
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Since 4-5 months I have been noticing my eyes turn bloody red immediately after taking shower and turn normal after 30-40 mins. What could be the possible causes and remedies?

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
Since 4-5 months I have been noticing my eyes turn bloody red immediately after taking shower and turn normal after 3...
The symptoms described by you are suggest the possibility of" cosmetic induced allergy/ hypersensitivity" of the eyes. It is possible that the shampoo/ soap/ shower gel that you use during taking a shower may enter the eyes and cause reddish coloration of the eyes. This is commonly experienced by many people. A good way to confirm this would be to prevent the cosmetic/ shampoo/ soap/ shower gel from entering into your eyes. If this simple measure results in relieving the redness in your eyes, it would confirm the cause as well. Another good idea would be do gently splash clean water in your eyes 3-4 times in a day. This would clear the dust load in the eyes and the bacteria as well. Hope my suggestions help, take care!
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I have red eyes red nose, swelling in the throat, and this problem is troubling me since last 3 days so I want to ask you can you help.

PG Hom, London, BHMS
Homeopath, Mumbai
I have red eyes red nose, swelling in the throat, and this problem is troubling me since last 3 days so I want to ask...
Hi the description of your condition suggests that you are having an infection. Redness of the eyes can also be because of throat infection. You can take tablet azee 500 mg, one tablet once a day for three days and report after 3 days.
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I often feel itching in my eyes before sleeping. Even slight reddish color is also visible some times. Eyesight Vision is6*6. What could be it leading to!

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I often feel itching in my eyes before sleeping. Even slight reddish color is also visible some times. Eyesight Visio...
Hello. I think you have allergic conjunctivitis. 1. Eye allergies, called allergic conjunctivitis, are a common condition that occurs when the eyes react to something that irritates them (called an allergen). 2. The eyes produce a substance called histamine to fight off the allergen. As a result, the eyelids and conjunctiva (the thin, filmy membrane that covers the inside of your eyelids) become red, swollen and itchy, with tearing and burning. The key to treating eye allergies is a. Avoid or limit contact with the substance causing the problem. B. Avoid rubbing eyes instead do cold compresses. Use antiallergic eyedrop along with lubricating eyedrop. This will help you I am very sorry dear to say that there is no medicine that can cure allergy. Only way is to stay away from all those things that you are allergic to.
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I have strong dark circles around my eyes I used the under eye cream of Himalaya it works with it bt may be is having side effect of puffy eyes and quite blur vision in morning until I didn't wash my face Can you recommend any other under eye cream that works effectively.

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Rewa
I have strong dark circles around my eyes I used the under eye cream of Himalaya it works with it bt may be is having...
Dear :- you r suffering from dark circle under eye. Following treatment is being recommended for you Take regular aerobic exercises, coloured fruits & vegetables. & plenty of water. Patanjali antiwrinkle cream 2 times a day ×1 month make urgent appointment privately to me for further clarification of eye problems.
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My eyes keep on paining and water comes out of them constantly I have tried using pyrimon eye drops as my father said to use them as he used it when he had a problem problem but the problem still persists so what should I do.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My eyes keep on paining and water comes out of them constantly I have tried using pyrimon eye drops as my father said...
Hello do not worry this is due to dryness measures include 1. Work under proper light. 2. Blink a lot. 3. Cold compresses 4. Use good lubricating eyedrop 5. Use goggles when in sunlight. Consult local ophthalmologist if problem persists. Please do not use pyrimonit is steroid and may damage your eye when used without advise of doctor.
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I am 18 year old boy. My eyes deep inside. It looks very ugly to me. What should I do for this?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 18 year old boy. My eyes deep inside. It looks very ugly to me. What should I do for this?
Hello, you mean you are suffering with dark rings around eyes. Take healthy balanced diet including whole grains, green leafy vegetables, fruits and nuts. Drink 10 to 12 glasses of water daily. Take a sound sleep of 8 hours minimum. Apply bakson's under eye cream on the dark circles. Apply ramdev's aloe vera gel on the whole face at night. Home remedy:-1. Cucumbers have skin-lightening and mild astringent properties that help fix those raccoon eyes naturally. Plus, they have a soothing and refreshing effect. Cut a fresh cucumber into thick slices and chill them in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. Put the slices onto the affected skin area for about 10 minutes. Wash the area with water. Repeat twice daily for about a week or more. Another option is to mix cucumber juice with lemon juice in equal amounts. Use a cotton ball to apply the mixture on the affected skin. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then wash it off with water. Follow this remedy daily for at least one week. 2. Raw potato:-there are natural bleaching agents present in potato that can help lighten dark circles and get rid of puffiness around the eyes. Grate one or two raw potatoes to extract the juice. Soak a cotton ball in the juice and place it over your closed eyes. Make sure the juice covers the dark circles under your eyes as well as the eyelids. Allow the juice to sit for 10 to 15 minutes. Rinse your eyelids well with cool water. Repeat once or twice daily for a few weeks. Instead of potato juice, you can also use thick potato slices to remove dark circles. 3. Tomato:-tomatoes have bleaching properties that can lighten skin to a great extent. Mix one teaspoon of tomato juice with one-half teaspoon of lemon juice. Gently apply this mixture on the dark circles and allow it to sit for 10 minutes. Rinse it off with water. Follow this remedy twice a day for a few weeks. Simply using tomato juice will also work. You can also drink a glass of tomato juice with some mint leaves, lemon juice and salt. For maximum results, be sure to drink this juice immediately after making it. Drink it once or twice a day for about a week.
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Sometime. Mah vision get negative n then I get blind for few seconds. N den came back. Pls help m.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Sometime. Mah vision get negative n then I get blind for few seconds. N den came back. Pls help m.
It almost occurs to everyone in some part of their life.Although it can be due to no.of reasons but few important ones are----- 1.Orthostatic hypertension------ie. sudden increase in BP when standing. 2.Sometimes for a fraction of second there occurs disrupted circulation to the part of brain controlling eyes,sometimes may lead to total blankness for fraction of second. 3.Stress can be another factor in which our brain reaches a zero point for a fraction of second leading to total blindness. There is no any solution to this problem but if this problem occurs off and on ,then it is a thing of real concern and then you should undergo proper investigations regarding your Heart and Brain.But till the relax and lead a stressfree life and daily drink 6-8 glass water and lots of fluids.Avoid Junk and fried food esp. in winters.
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I am ignorant. I don't know how to gain knowledge. Whatever I read, I forget in few days. I also feel less self esteem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am ignorant. I don't know how to gain knowledge. Whatever I read, I forget in few days. I also feel less self esteem.
Hello, take anacardium 30, 5 drops once daily for 10 days. Bacopa monnn. Q, 10 drops with water twice daily. Do meditation for half an hour in the morning daily. Revert me after 10 days.
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I have head ache. I dunno y. Is it related to eyes? I need an expert opinion. Thanks.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have head ache. I dunno y. Is it related to eyes? I need an expert opinion. Thanks.
Check your eye sight for refractive error and also rule out sinusitis or migrane as the cause of headache
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I had a small bowl on my right eyelid but this is increasing.

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist,
You mean a small 'ball' like thing on the eye lid? If it is so, is it painless or painful? Red or otherwise? If it is a painless one, it could be a chalazion, usually needs a minor procedure. Painful one may go off with local warm compress (cloth dipped in warm water applied to the closed eyelids), a mild pain killer tablet. To decide very clearly, an eye surgeon can decide best.
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I am having Head pain and eye pain. what should I do? I dont know why? please help me.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I am having Head pain and eye pain. what should I do? I dont know why? please help me.
Take crocin pain relief one tab if headache is more and unbearable. check your BP. check your eye sight. take rest and proper sleep, avoid anxiety and stress.consult if not ok.
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I have red and swollen eyes. Also there are dark patches below my eyes. What should I do?

MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Pathanamthitta
I have red and swollen eyes. Also there are dark patches below my eyes. What should I do?
Dark circles are mostly due to habits. Avoid rubbing eyes. Get allergies tested. If you have refractive errors, get it checked and corrected. Avoid eye cosmetics and chemicals. Shampoos that seep down to eyeswhile bathing can contribute to this, so don't let it accumulate. Food should b supplemented with iron capsules. Have green leafy vegetables and jaggery in plenty. Overtime with computers, laptops, television, can increase the chances of darkness around eyes. Get your hb checked. Catch a good six hour sleep everyday. Relax and destress with yoga, meditation, prayer. Dark circles don't have a one-stop solution or home remedy. Sunken eyes won't respond to creams or medicines. U vil need a course of antiinflammatories,if infective,antibiotics too.
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I have a problem related to the eye, in that I feel prickly inside the eyes and also itching inside the eyes prevails. On touching the eyes, they instantly become red and it pains too much.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have a problem related to the eye, in that I feel prickly inside the eyes and also itching inside the eyes prevails...
Hello, * you need to be checked, for any refractory error. * avoid, dust, smoke, sun, polluted air. * homoeo-care** @ nux vom 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ ignatia30-6 pills, thrice a day. All d best.
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I have red eyes for more than a week. Swelling of eyes is also there water is coming out what should I do doctor ?

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I have red eyes for more than a week. Swelling of eyes is also there water is coming out what should I do doctor ?
Wash your eyes with clean water, use refresh eye drop one drop 2-3 times daily. Check your eye sight. Consult again if not ok.
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