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Dr. Bharath Kumar

Ophthalmologist, Bangalore

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Dr. Bharath Kumar is a trusted Ophthalmologist in Bannerghatta, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Bharath Kumar personally at Apollo Hospital in Bannerghatta, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Bharath Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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Quick Ways To Help You Manage Itchy Eyes!

MBBS, DOMS, Felowship in Medical Retina
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
Quick Ways To Help You Manage Itchy Eyes!

Redness, itchiness and watery eyes are common symptoms of eye allergies. Pollen, mold, dust and pet dander are common allergens that trigger such allergies. Other triggers include adverse reactions to cosmetics and eye medication such as eye drops. Being allergic to certain food items rarely causes eye conditions such as itchiness or excessive tearing. When the surface of the eye is exposed to allergens, it releases histamines. This causes itchiness and makes the eye red and watery.

However, sometimes these can also be symptoms of a larger problem. Itchiness in the eyes and excessive tearing can also be a symptom of conjunctivitis or caused by eye disorders like dry eyes and blepharitis. Ironically,dry eyes is the most notorious factor amongst the above. Watery eyes could also be caused by clogged tear ducts or eyelids that turn inwards or outwards.

If your eye feels itchy or is persistently watery, you must consult an eye doctor. To correctly diagnose the condition and recognize the symptoms triggering it, he will conduct a thorough eye exam and discuss your medical history and lifestyle. If the condition is triggered by an allergy you might also require blood tests for allergies. This will decide your course of treatment. A few tips that could help are:

Avoid allergens
The best way to keep your eyes healthy is to limit their exposure to factors that could irritate it. Avoid going outdoors during the pollen season especially if it is windy. Wearing wraparound sunglasses can also help create a barrier between your eyes and the allergens. Within the house, ensure that your air filters in the air conditioner are cleaned regularly.

Avoid contacts
Switch to spectacles or consider lasik surgery if you wear contacts regularly and often suffer from eye allergies. Alternatively you could switch to daily disposable lenses to avoid the buildup of airborne allergens on the surface of the lenses.

Eye drops
Non prescriptions eye drops that help lubricate the eyes are easily available over the counter and can help relieve itchiness. This can also keep your eyes from drying out and thus prevent watery eyes.

Antihistamines
The histamines released by the body on contact with an allergen dilute blood vessels and make then abnormally permeable. Antihistamines reduce these reactions by not allowing the histamines to attach themselves to cells in the body. Antihistamines can take a while to react and can make you feel drowsy. Hence it is advisable not to take them when operating heavy machinery or driving.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I have cylindrical power (-0.25) and axis 170 in right eye. Do I need to wear specs all the time, even during reading?

Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine & Surgery (BAMS), MD [Masters In Ayurveda - Kaumarabhrutiya( Pediatrics)]
Ayurveda, Panipat
I have cylindrical power (-0.25) and axis 170 in right eye. Do I need to wear specs all the time, even during reading?
Yes, and I you want this number not to increase start up MAHA TRIFLA GHRUTAM as little as you want daily this will improve VISION, CONTRAST, BRIGHTNESS of your eyes.
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My eyes are going week very speedily with far sightedness what should I do to get rid of specs that I use?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My eyes are going week very speedily with far sightedness what should I do to get rid of specs that I use?
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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Cataract Surgery - Know All About It!

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Ghaziabad
Cataract Surgery - Know All About It!

A cataract usually forms in the eyes due to clouding of the naturally clear lens that coats the eyes.This coating is usually a matter of age advancement or any other injury that the eyes may have sustained. It may also be a birth defect that a baby may be born with. There are various ways to deal with this debilitating condition. One of the methods of treatment includes cataract surgery. Read on to find out more about this form of treatment.

Procedure: During this surgery, the ophthalmologist will remove the cloudy lens and clean it before replacing it with a man-made lens.The technique followed for this procedure is known as phacoemulsification which involves a small cut or incision for the cataract surgery. The incision helps the doctor in liquefying and then vacuuming the centre portion of the lens, which is slightly harder than the rest of the lens.

Device: The doctor will usually administer anaesthesia first and then make the tiny incision on one side of the cornea. Thereafter, an instrument or device will be inserted through this opening to send out ultrasonic vibrations to the eye. These vibrations will help in breaking the lens into tiny pieces. These fragments will be removed with the help of a suction that will go in through the tiny cut. This cut may also be made with the help of a laser beam.

New Lens: Once the fragments of the old lens have been cleared, the doctor will go about the process of inserting the new man made lens which is usually made up of clear plastic, acrylic or even silicon, and is known as IOL or intraocular lens. This process is generally termed as intraocular lens implantation.

Improved Vision: With the help of the new lens, the patient will now enjoy better vision and a visible decline in the symptoms of the cataract including problems in night driving.

Convenient: This procedure usually takes about an hour and is an outpatient procedure. It is a completely safe procedure where numbing drops are placed on the eye so as to reduce any pain significantly. The doctor will usually give you a novocaine injection around the eye. Also, cataracts from both eyes will not be removed on the same day, and the doctor will schedule you for cataract removal from the second eye for another day.

Aftermath: After the surgery is over, it is normal to feel some amount of irritation in the eye. If this irritation is persistent, you must see a doctor about it.

Painkillers like acetaminophen and ibuprofen can be used to recover from the pain after the surgery. Ask your doctor about other measures.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I have a problem in my ears since morning what should I do please tell me and also suffering from hair fall its a very big problem for me and some time my eyes are red &pain also.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have a problem in my ears since morning what should I do please tell me  and also suffering from hair fall its a ve...
Hi, please explain what are the symptoms of ear complaint.For hair fall take the below treatment:-1. Take Acid phos. 200, 5 drops , morning empty stomach, once in week. 2.wiesbaden 200, 5 drops , daily morning empty stomach. 3.Natrum mur 6x, 4-4 tabs once a day. 4. Apply Arnica hair growth oil (B &T) on your hair and scalp, thrice in a week. 5.Wash hair with Arnica montana herbal shampoo (SBL) 6.Drink minimum 10 glasses of water per day. 7.Take 10 ml amla juice mixed with half cup of water, at daily night . 8.Add more proteins to your daily diet and eat walnuts for good hair. **Instill 2 drops of cmd2 eye drop in both eyes twice daily.
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I have red eye from 3 days now tell me what should I do for curing & repair my precious eye. Please tell me an advice.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have red eye from 3 days now tell me what should I do for curing & repair my precious eye. Please tell me an advice.
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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I am suffering from daily headache. I think my eye power has raised. I have eye power on my both eyes. What should I do to reduce eye power.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I am suffering from daily headache. I think my eye power has raised. I have eye power on my both eyes. What should I ...
For this you need to check for eyes for change in refraction It may be due to stress This problem can be solved by Meditation you can go for regular Physical exercise Consult good Eye specialist for further management
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I have weak eye sight please suggest me what should I do make it correct because I want to join army.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have weak eye sight please suggest me what should I do make it correct because I want to join army.
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 19 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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29 year male Why I irritate so easily Why I get emotional while angry Why I fear in crowd and stranger Why I cannot make eye contact Why I think so much Why I get nervous and fear Why am I getting nonsense stupid thoughts about my family from 15 years I do not want this life Please tell me for God sake.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
29 year male
Why I irritate so easily
Why I get emotional while angry
Why I fear in crowd and stranger
Why I cannot m...
hello 1. please dont worry 2. i think you should consult local psychaitrist and take his help 3. you can also talk to your friends
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My name is shriram im suffering to eye disease when I Look anything continue I found that my eyes releasing Water so I want to know why this all is happening with Me?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My name is shriram im suffering to eye disease when I
Look anything continue I found that my eyes releasing
Water so ...
Hello, 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.
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