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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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My sister is a banking student. She has a lot of pain in her head. She wear glasses but no result. What should she do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My sister is a banking student. She has a lot of pain in her head. She wear glasses but no result. What should she do?
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
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What is enough quantity of water to be drunk every day. How many glasses and what time to drink.

Ms. Counselling & Psychology, BHMS
Homeopath, Hyderabad
What is enough quantity of water to be drunk every day. How many glasses and what time to drink.
It is recommended to drink 10-12 glasses of water per day and avoid water while eating and drink less water at night.
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I am suffering from high quality of eye doses its really so irritated me I can not bare it its really so teasing me I really want your help please do something fast I really can not bear.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I am suffering from high quality of eye doses its really so irritated me I can not bare it its really so teasing me I...
Hello this might be due to dryness 1. Blink a lot 2. Cold compresses 3. Use goggles when in sunlight 4. Use lubricating eyedrop like flogel thrice daily.
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I have small white particle in eye which also cause redness of eye. What is the treatment?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have small white particle in eye which also cause redness of eye. What is the treatment?
Please consult an Eye Surgeon as a physical examination is required so that if possible the particle can be removed mechanically. Homoeopathic medicine EUPHRASIA EYEDROPS ( SBL ) pour into eyes 1-2 drops 3 times daily
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I usually get headache when I do my work on system and my eyes become red I suffocate a lot please tell me what to do.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I usually get headache when I do my work on system and my eyes become red I suffocate a lot please tell me what to do.
You are having computer strain Computer Eye Strain is known as computer vision syndrome Please follow the advice given below. 1. Take a break-Use 20-20 rule, Take a break for 20 second after working in computer for 20 minutes and look at some thing 20 feet away. 2.Blink Frequently to prevent dryness of eyes 3.Use of computer glass- it optimises your eye sight when you are looking at digital screen and helps to decrease glare 4. Keep your monitor bright- this decreases flicker 5. Use proper lighting like incandescent light 6. check position of monitor- monitor should be placed 4-5inches below eye level and 20-28 inches from eyes 7. Adjust, screen resolution 8.Minimise glare- clean monitor regularly to remove dust and place an anti glare screen 9.Try massage or eye cupping- Massaging the area around the eye will relax eye muscle. Rub your hands together to create friction and warmth, then gently cup your palm over the closed eye and rest them 10. Take multivitamin tablet containing vitamin A,C,E, B complex, Zinc and antioxidant (one capsule of Revital daily after Breakfast) 11. Go for yearly eye examination 12. consult me for further advice
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Cataract in Children

FRCS, MD - Ophthalmology , MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Cataract in Children

Cataract is generally associated with old age. However, in some unfortunate cases, children could be affected by cataract as well. A cataract can be defined as a cloudy or opaque layer that forms on the eye's natural lens that lies behind the iris and the pupil, leading to eventual loss in vision. Cataract can affect children in one eye or both eyes.

Cataract can be a congenital birth defect or can develop as the child grows older. The latter case is known as pediatric cataracts. The exact cause of cataracts in children is not known, but it has been associated with a number of genetic disorders, low birth weight and infections during pregnancy. Traumatic events such as an injury to the eye can also cause cataracts.

The earlier a cataract is diagnosed and treated, the better it is. It is easier to identify a cataract that affects both eyes than a cataract that affects only one eye. If a congenital cataract is not treated in time, the part of the baby's brain used for sight may not develop properly. Hence it is crucial to recognize cataract symptoms.

Here are a few you should look out for:

  1. Not looking directly or responding to large, colourful objects.
  2. Not being able to find small objects while crawling.
  3. Excessive squinting or shielding their eyes to bright sunlight.
  4. Eyes that do not focus on the same point.
  5. White reflex instead of a red reflex in photographs.
  6. Uncontrolled movement of the eye.

Cataracts that are too small to affect sight can be treated with eye drops to dilate the pupil. However, this provides only temporary relief. Surgery is the most preferred form of cataract treatment. This surgery can be performed even in the first few weeks of a baby's life. The child is put under anesthesia and a microsurgical instrument is used to break the lens into small pieces and remove it.

This surgery is followed by the use of lenses or glasses to help the eye regain its power to focus again. In some cases, the lens may be implanted to replace the natural lens. In cases where cataract affects only one eye or one eye is more severely affected than the other, there may be a tendency to develop amblyopia or lazy eye syndrome. In such cases, it becomes necessary to patch the good eye shut and stimulate vision in the eye that has undergone surgery.

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I have abnormal swelling in my right eye lid which aches. It turned red since yesterday. What should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have abnormal swelling in my right eye lid which aches. It turned red since yesterday. What should I do?
Homoeopathic medicine APIS MEL 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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How to reduce eye number. My present number is as below. Right sph -8.0 Left sph -9.0.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
How to reduce eye number.
My present number is as below.
Right sph -8.0
Left sph -9.0.
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 23 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.
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I am 18 year old boy I want to reduce my eyesight power with using reasonable remedies. What should I do to reduce my eyesight problem.

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
I am 18 year old boy I want to reduce my eyesight power with using reasonable remedies. What should I do to reduce my...
Get your refraction done and wear spectacles eat green veggies. Carrots.papayas, mangoes yellow fruits nuts butter . Strain less your eyes. 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. you can go for lasik surgery depending upon the type severity and stability of refractive error, and condition of the cornea.till then you must not undergo lasik.
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If any body have eyes problem and he put specs also then also they can not see so what they do.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
If any body have eyes problem and he put specs also then also they can not see so what they do.
then there are two problems: one is get your glasses rechecked second you need to visit eye surgeon to find out any other problem
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My sister using lens so used expireiy lens so he got infection. And she using eye drops and getting doctor suggestions. But no use.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
My sister using lens so used expireiy lens so he got infection. And she using eye drops and getting doctor suggestion...
The symptoms described by you indicate that you are suffering from eye allergy and infection due to contact lens use. It would be a good idea to start using lubricant eye drops every hour (use preservative free genteal eye drops or any other preservative free eye drops). Along with these, start an antibiotic eye drop (4 to 5 times daily). Keep washing your eyes with clean hands and clean water repeatedly (4 to 5 times in a day). It would be better to discontinue the contact lens use at least for sometime. Contact lens induced hypersensitivity/ allergy/ infection has multiple causes associated with it. To enumerate a few: (1) it may be caused due to over wear (use for more than 6-7 hours at a stretch) (2) overnight wear of contact lens. (3) improper hygiene of the contact lens. If handled with dirty hands, contact lens associated infection/ allergy may occur. Thus, hands must be thoroughly washed before handling contact lens. (4) likewise, the contact lens cleaning solution, if not handled properly, may cause major eye problems. It should not be used beyond its expiry date. Nor should it be over used (using the same fluid for 2-3 days!) (5) using contact lens beyond expiry date (this being the cause in your case) now, the first thing you should start with is discontinue the contact lens usage. Subsequently, just go through the points mentioned by me. If you match any of the mentioned points, rectify them. You might want to consider changing the contact lens pair that you are currently using and start with a fresh pair. Take care.
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My son having eye infection kind of Pronunciation. His having cough and cold too. Please suggest.

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
My son having eye infection kind of Pronunciation. His having cough and cold too. Please suggest.
It's probably acute bacterial conjunctivitis. Dont. Worry. Put topical eyedrops toba and flur four times a day and tearsubstitute like genteal four times a day in d affected eye. It would be okay in 3 -4 days. Take care of eye hygiene that you yourself/other family members don't share the clothes and hankie of the affected eye to the normal eye else the normal eye wd also contract the infection. You can wash your eyes twice to thrice but not very frequently as it washes away the tear film which naturally contains imp antibacterial and anti infective elements: red eye has many causes. You have to see if it is associated with blurring of vision, pain, discharge and other complaints. But commonly its allergic or infective in origin ie allergic or infective conjunctivitis. Which has simple treatment protocol. But still its wise to see an ophthalmologist for a thorough slit lamp examination to rule out other differentials for acute red eye.
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Benefits of Custard Apple

BHMS, MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Jhansi
Benefits of Custard Apple
Eye Care: Benefits of Custard Apple

1. This fruit is packed with plenty of vitamins such as vitamin a and e to improve your eyesight. In addition to it, custard apple has vitamin b2 and riboflavin that protect your eyes from vision problems.
2. Facilitates digestion- Rich in copper and dietary fibre, custard apple helps keep your digestive tract in the pink of health. The digestion of food and its passage through the gut and intestinal tract becomes smoother.
3. Treats arthritis- Magnesium in custard apples maintains a healthy balance of fluids and electrolytes in your body. This removes the excess of acids and fluids in your joints which leads to inflammation.
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Quite some days irritation in my eyes a burning sensation. Pls suggest a eye drop to cool it and can be used if at required in future.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Quite some days irritation in my eyes a burning sensation. Pls suggest a eye drop to cool it and can be used if at re...
Measures to reduce this include 1. Work under proper light. 2. Blink a lot. 3. Cold compresses 4. Use good lubricating eyedrop like flogel 4 times daily 5. Use goggles/helmet while driving.
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I'm suffering from dry cough since 2-4 years which treatment should I now eligible I also have eye red.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I'm suffering from dry cough since 2-4 years which treatment should I now eligible I also have eye red.
1. Do a complete blood examination like cbc, esr, mantoux test, x ray chest, sputum examination for afb. Consult chest physician with report. 2. Do warm saline gurgling 3-4 times daily, 3. Avoid smoking if you smoke. 4. Consult me for further advice.
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My eyes are panning whan I operate my mobile phone up 30 to 40 minute what I can do for it.

Diploma in Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Alappuzha
My eyes are panning whan I operate my mobile phone up 30 to 40 minute what I can do for it.
Do not use phone continuously. Take break after 15-20 mins and look something at far distance. This will help in relaxing your strain.
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I feel very worst by wearing eye glass. I want any other remedies to overcome my long tightness problem by any natural treatment and without operation.

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Ahmedabad
I feel very worst by wearing eye glass. I want any other remedies to overcome my long tightness problem by any natura...
There is no permanent non-operative method of removal of glasses. You can definitely try for orthokeratology where-in you have to wear contact lenses during the night time so that the numbers will be temporarily reduced. But still this treatment is also not with that great results.
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Hi, since few days am not able to see objects clearly during night objects seems to be blurred how can I get rid of it.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Hi, since few days am not able to see objects clearly during night objects seems to be blurred how can I get rid of it.
Blood testing can measure your vitamin A and glucose levels. Night blindness caused by nearsightedness, cataracts, or vitamin A deficiency is treatable. Corrective lenses, such as eyeglasses or contacts, can improve nearsighted vision both during the day and at night
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I am sanju from mangalore I am 26 year old but right side eye blind please help me.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I am sanju from mangalore I am 26 year old but right side eye blind please help me.
Hello 1. I am sorry for your loss 2. There are many causes which can decrease visison in one eye, 3. Please upload your madical record for better discussion.
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