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Dr. Balakrishna

MBBS

Ophthalmologist, Bangalore

47 Years Experience
Dr. Balakrishna MBBS Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
47 Years Experience
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Balakrishna is a trusted Ophthalmologist in Bapuji Nagar, Bangalore. He has helped numerous patients in his 47 years of experience as a Ophthalmologist. He is a qualified MBBS . You can consult Dr. Balakrishna at Dr Balakrishna in Bapuji Nagar, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Balakrishna and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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I have a frequent pain in half portion of my head and left eye, is this due to lack of vitamins?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have a frequent pain in half portion of my head and left eye, is this due to lack of vitamins?
This could be due to migraine . Follow the advice given below 1.Unilateral Headache, eye pain 2.Throbbing and pulsating pain 3.Nausea and Vomiting 4.Increased sensitivity to light and sound 5.Feeling of Dizzy or Faint Treatment of migraine 1.Take Paracetamol 500mg one Tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily at the time of attack 2.Drink plenty of water and take rest. 3.Check your BP 4. Avoid stress, anxiety, depression, agitation,exposure to noise, bright light since it precipitates migraine attack 5. Go for regular exercise 6. practice yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve you from stress 7. If You have chronic migraine, you have to take migraine prophylaxis after consulting neurologist
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My son is 2.5 years old andsome times, we are seeing sqintness in his left eye. We consult 3-4 eye doctors. They said there is no problem. However, every second person is saying there is squintness in his eye.

Pediatrician, Pune
transient deviation of eyes may be seen in children and may correct on its own with due course of time
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I am 22 years old, how can I remove my specs?

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist,
I am 22 years old, how can I remove my specs?
U can go for contact lens or refractive surgery. Get your detailed refraction done. If d type and amount of error and corneal status satisfy d eligibility criterion den you can for for laser procedures.
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While riding bike something went into the eyes in morning. Generally foreign particles gets auto flushed if I keep the eye closed for 10-15 min, but this problem persisted till night even after sleeping for 2 hrs in between. Also I was studying till late night. Next day the irritation had gone but the eye started twitching. Am just worried is it normal or requires doctors attention.

DNB Ophtalmology, MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
While riding bike something went into the eyes in morning. Generally foreign particles gets auto flushed if I keep th...
If you still have irritation, foreign body sensation in eye please visit eye doctor to ensure no foreign body is present. Frequent blinking helps bring the foreign body to inner corner of eye from where you can pick up the fb. It was good you didn't rub your eyes. The eye twitching is unrelated and in most cases self limiting. Don't worry about it.
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I'm suffering from cataract and have been advised for surgery. As I don't like surgeries I tried to treat myself with drops like Cineraria maritima, Jyothi and presently Drishti from Patanjali. The last one I use since 1 month (duration of the bottle), today is the last day. As I have the impression that there is no improvement rather more misty view I wonder if I should stop the application of Drishti (still 4 bottles available!). What else you would recommend me for cataract removal except surgery? Thanking u, OM, Martin.

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
I'm suffering from cataract and have been advised for surgery. As I don't like surgeries I tried to treat myself with...
Cataract is mainly two types one is cortical cataract and other is central cataract, in cortical cataract we found very good result by using eye drops and some tab powder (cataract pack) but very less response in central cataract Some symptoms to differentiate between cortical and central cataract Cortical cataract have more problem to see in dim light or at night, fogginess. Central cataract have more problem to see in day or bright light, better vision in night, Generally problem in sun light and vehicle light found in both type of cataract For being result point of view please continue at least 6 months course required If you want to cataract treatment pack please consult privately.
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My eyes are continued dropping what I can do for my eyes to stop my eyes burning.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My eyes are continued dropping what I can do for my eyes to stop my eyes burning.
Hello 1. Use goggles in sunlight 2. Blink a lot 3. Cold compresses 4. Use lubricating eyedrop like flogel.
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Sir, I am sekhar and 24 years old. My eyes are deep into the face and looks like aged (old man. What's the solution?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Sir, I am sekhar and 24 years old. My eyes are deep into the face and looks like aged (old man. What's the solution?
Hello, you have 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. :- Rose water Rose water has incredible ingredient for skin care. It rejuvenates the skin and has a soothing effect on tired eyes. Due to its mild astringent properties, it also works as a good skin toner. * Soak cotton eye pads in pure rose water for a few minutes. *Put the soaked pads on your closed eyelids. *Leave them on for about 15 minutes. *Follow this remedy twice daily for a few weeks.
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Doctors I have a eye problem I can not see soo far with my eyes what I have to do can I do a surgery.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
Doctors I have a eye problem I can not see soo far with my eyes what I have to do can I do a surgery.
Most common cause is having a spectacles power. Just get it checked with nearest eye care specialist. If you have glasses and do not wanna wear then you can plan lasik surgery after a proper prelasik checkup.
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My mother age is 50 years. I am looking for CATARACT treatment for her left eye. She has diabetes and BP. Kindly help with the best suitable treatment and the location in Delhi NCR.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
My mother age is 50 years. I am looking for CATARACT treatment for her left eye. She has diabetes and BP. Kindly help...
there are 5-7 best eye hospital in delhi, ncr. centre for sight, sardana eye hospital etc where you can contact for the best treatment. please see the bp and sugar should be under controll. thanks
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He is not able to see clearly far away objects as his eyesight became blur for far away objects. So please guide what should he do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Bangalore
He is not able to see clearly far away objects as his eyesight became blur for far away objects. So please guide what...
Take homoeopathic medicine Physostigma 1m 4pills 4times 4days n give a gap of 1 week again take 4 days in this way take 6 courses n take vit A rich products..do eye exercises too..Take care..
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I have myopia sight condition, Left- 3, Right- 3.75. How to improve my eye sight?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have myopia sight condition, Left- 3, Right- 3.75. How to improve my eye sight?
Being a homoeopath,i will advise you to undergo homoeopathic treatment as homoeopathic medicine along with exercises aand a diet plan are very effective combination for improving eyesight.consult me
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I have red eyes. What should i do? Please advise.

FICO, Specialist in Cataract,Cornea and refractive surgeries , MD - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist,
I have red eyes. What should i do? Please advise.
There are various causes of red eye however most common will be conjunctivitis which may be allergic or infectious. Will start treatment empirically on the line of infection start eye drops vigamox 6 times a day eye drops genteal four times a day however other causes of red eyes has to be rule out like allergic, glaucoma, foreign body, uveitis dry eyes, blepharitis. Kindly consult a ophthalmologist.
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I have been experiencing tingling sensation under my right eye since 2 days. Kindly advice how do I stop this.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I have been experiencing tingling sensation under my right eye since 2 days. Kindly advice how do I stop this.
its due to local nerve irritation, it will go automatically or take tab dolo bd for 3 day, it will help. thanks
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Hi sir, Good after noon. I am male 34 years. My weight is 74 kg and height is 170 cm. My question is I am working as a In a designing field so that I have to watch system (laptop) through out the day. My eyes will get tired and I am always sleepy. My eyes will close automatically while I was working. Am I over weight. And some of my colleagues said to check my blood sugar. I went for a test of blood sugar with fasting and its normal. I will sleep enough in night from 10: 30 pm to 5: 30 am. Eventhough I have enough sleep why I am always sleepy and lazy in all the day. I am not feeling energetic in day times. Please give any solution to my problem. Do I need any medical check up. ?

MBBS, DNB (OPHTHALMOLOGY)
Ophthalmologist, Pune
Hi sir, Good after noon. I am male 34 years. My weight is 74 kg and height is 170 cm. My question is I am working as ...
Hello sir. You are slightly over weight. And your life style is sidentary lifestyle. You are always seeing didital screens. These lead to dryness of eyes and computer vision syndrome. This can cause tired eyes. But you feeling sleepy could be due to many reasons like you don't get continuous sound sleep, try to sleep minimum 7-8 hours, could be some vitamin deficiency or calcium or iron deficiency. So get your eyes checked and show to some physician. Start excercising first.
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Sir, I want to know that what is the distance between eye and eye testing alphabet chart during Eye testing. What is the proper distance.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Sir, I want to know that what is the distance between eye and eye testing alphabet chart during Eye testing. What is ...
Hello usually vision is checked at distance of 6 meters. Usually a mirror is placed at 3 mirror distance. So image is formed at 6 m from patient but new electronic charts have their own distance specifications.
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I m highly myopic having peripaillary cnvm in right eye since 3 years. Condition is stable with 7 avastin injectiopns. I am attending for follow up for every 3 months. Will my condition improve by any kind of treatment or I will be with this fear that I may loose my vision one day and become blind ?

Phaco Development Program, Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, DNB Ophtalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Mysore
Keep visiting your retina specialist whenever he calls you. Ask him to teach you how to do the home amsler test and whenever you see something abnormal consult him immediately,
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Sir, I am 19 years. What should I take to improve my eyesight, like which vegetables or fruits will best of eyesight.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Sir, I am 19 years. What should I take to improve my eyesight, like which vegetables or fruits will best of eyesight.
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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Cornea Disorders: What to Do?

Cornea Cataract & Lasik
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Cornea Disorders: What to Do?

Common conditions affecting the cornea: Some of the common conditions that affect the cornea are:

  • Injuries: In case of a minor injury and scratch the cornea has the capability to heal on its own. But in case of deeper injuries there might be corneal scarring, leading to a haze in the cornea along with impaired vision. In case of deep injury you could experience pain in the eye, sensitivity, reduced vision, inflammation of the eye, headache, vomiting and nausea.
  • Allergies: The common allergies that affect the eye are related to pollen, especially in the warm and dry weather. Symptoms are burning sensation, redness of the eye, itching, and watery discharge. These symptoms can be reduced by antihistamine decongestant eye drops. Rain and cold weather also improve the symptoms.
  • Keratitis: This is the inflammation of the cornea. Though infection is a common cause of keratitis, non-infectious keratitis is due to minor injuries and wearing the contact lenses for too long. Infectious keratitis is mainly due to parasites, fungi, viruses and bacteria. These can be treated with antibacterial eye drops.
  • Dry Eye: This is a condition where the eye produces less tears and is unable to keep the surface of the eye lubricated. The symptoms of this are scratchy feeling due to the dryness of the eye, along with a burning and stinging sensation of the eye.

Common diseases affecting the cornea: Some common diseases affecting the cornea are:

  • Herpes Zoster: This is basically the reactivation of the varicella zoster virus. This virus also causes chickenpox and if you have had chicken pox then the virus can live in the nerve cells and become activated later in life. The virus might travel through the nerves to the cornea, affecting the cornea.
  • Iridocorneal endothelial syndrome: This is more common in women aged 30-50 years. It has three features: glaucoma, swelling of the cornea, and changes of the iris.
  • Pterygium: This is the pinkish, triangular tissue growth, which occurs on the cornea. This might grow slowly throughout life. This is commonly seen in sunny weather in adults aged between 20-40 years.

Treatment of the corneal disorders:

  • Laser surgery: Phototherapeutic keratectomy is a surgical technique. In this UV light is used to restore and reshape the cornea. This is used to treat corneal dystrophies and recurrent erosions.
  • Anterior lamellar keratoplasty and endothelial lamellar keratoplasty: This procedure removes the damaged or diseased endothelial tissue which is then replaced by the healthy tissue from a donor.
  • Corneal Transplant Surgery: This removes the damaged part of the cornea and then it is replaced by the healthy tissue through a donor.
  • Artificial Cornea: Keratoprosthesis is usually known as the artificial cornea. This is an option for people who have not had a successful tissue implant.
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My eyes always become red at night and I feel like a disturbance inside my eye. But it will be ok after a sleep. What's the reason for it.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Sultanpur
My eyes always become red at night and I feel like a disturbance inside my eye. But it will be ok after a sleep. What...
dear friend, please visit an eye specialist for vision test. wash your eyes with fresh water 2_4 time daily. give proper rest to eyes.
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I am 17 years old, and a programmer always stick to my computer. I am facing constant headache since 2 months ago. Now reduce the usage of computer but headache is as constant as it was, what can I do?

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
I am 17 years old, and a programmer always stick to my computer. I am facing constant headache since 2 months ago. No...
Headache at young age in your situation can be most likely due to 1.Refractive error (vision defect ). Simple vision check and wearing spectacles accordingly can help. Other causes of headache can be : 1. Tension headache : Pain is band like constriction at forehead. Simple analgesics like paracetamol will help. 2. Migraine : episodes of severe headache, generally one sided and associated with nausea or vomiting, photophobia / phonophobia. Migraine treatment requires lifestyle modifications and painkillers. 3.Sinusitis: Headache with nasal discharge, fever and throat pain. Consult an ENT specialist in such cases. Other causes of headache can be cluster headache, tumour, meningitis, cervical spine diseases, and many more. For relief you can take simple analgesics like paracetamol. Consult a doctor if headache worsens or persists or develop neurological problems like seizures, loss of consciousness or weakness of hands or legs. Consult again if needed for further queries.
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