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Dr. Mallikarjun Puranik  - Ophthalmologist, Bangalore

Dr. Mallikarjun Puranik

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist, Bangalore

33 Years Experience
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Dr. Mallikarjun Puranik is a renowned Ophthalmologist in Outer Ring Road, Bangalore. He has been a practicing Ophthalmologist for 33 years. He is a MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology . You can meet Dr. Mallikarjun Puranik personally at Vasan Eye Care Hospital - Marathahalli in Outer Ring Road, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Mallikarjun Puranik on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore - 1985
MS - Ophthalmology - Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences Hospital - 1988
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What Should You Know About Diabetic Macular Oedema

Cornea Cataract & Lasik
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
What Should You Know About Diabetic Macular Oedema

The diabetic eye is considered to be the leading cause of the blindness among the working age. It is usually caused by the change in the blood vessels on the retina of the eye. Retina is that layer of the eye which is light sensitive. In case of diabetic macular oedema, the blood vessels cause the fluid to leak into the retina.

How does diabetic macular oedema cause vision loss:
The loss of vision only occurs when the fluid reaches the macula. Macula is the center of the retina which is responsible for a sharp vision. When the fluid reaches the macula it builds up and causes inflammation. Initially this is not noticed but with time the diabetic macular oedema causes a change in the vision making it more blurred. A healthy macula is very essential for a good vision.

Who is at risk of diabetic macular oedema:
People with type 1 and type 2 diabetes are at a higher risk of getting diabetic macular oedema. Also other risk factors are:

  1. About 0ne in three people with diabetes develop macular oedema
  2. Poor control of blood sugars
  3. High blood pressure
  4. High cholesterol level
  5. Pregnancy
  6. In smokers

How to reduce the risks of diabetic macula oedema:
The risk of diabetic macula oedema can be reduced by quitting smoking, and to make sure that blood sugar and cholesterol levels are under control. This is achieved by regularly measuring the cholesterol and blood sugar levels.

How is diabetic macular oedema detected:
Diabetic macular oedema can be detected during regular visits to the doctor. Patients with diabetes should be offered screening tests. Digital photographs of the patients can be taken as they show the early signs of diabetic macular oedema, though changes in vision might not be noticed at this time.

What happens when you attend the medical retina clinic:
When you go for an eye checkup you will undergo a comprehensive examination which includes:

  1. Visual acuity test: This is a sight test which measures how well you can see the different distances
  2. Eye pressure test: This test is done to measure the pressure of the eyes and usually drops which numb the eyes are used when this test is conducted
  3. Dilated eye examination: In this the drops are placed in the eye to dilate the pupils and then the back of the eye is examined.
  4. Fluorescein angiography: This is a diagnostic test in which an injection of fluorescein dye is given in the hand and then the photographs are taken.
  5. Optical coherence tomography: This is done to measure the retinal swelling
type diabetes
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How to improve our eye sides. I have cylindrical no. Of 5.0 So telma some way out to improve.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
How to improve our eye sides.
I have cylindrical no. Of 5.0
So telma some way out to improve.
Hello, Do the below exercises to improve your eye sight :- 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 rather reducing the power of your eyes. Take Physostigma 6/ thrice daily for 1 month. Thereafter, revert back for further guidance.
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I am required to undergo Cataract surgery. Can I put off doing it ,in my left eye as it is at a comfortable level and have it in right eye which is needed at earliest.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I am required to undergo Cataract surgery. Can I put off doing it ,in my left eye as it is at a comfortable level and...
Hello cataract is s normal aging process only available treatment is surgery surgery is advised when patient complains difficulty in daily tasks.
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I am 19 year old boy having specs. What I should do to increase my eye power and to remove my specs?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 19 year old boy having specs. What I should do to increase my eye power and to remove my specs?
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 started having symptoms a year ago. My vision went blurry, my ears started ringing & I got so dizzy. I have pressure in my ears like they are full and they both ring constantly. I am 27 years old male, I most definitely can't see straight, as my vision is just not right. Its making everything looks like blurry and foggy. I feel light headache, vertigo and inability to concentrate. I have Tmj also. Can tmj cause tinnitus?

MDS Prosthodontics, BDS
Dentist, Delhi
I started having symptoms a year ago. My vision went blurry, my ears started ringing & I got so dizzy. I have pressur...
yes tmds can cause tinnitus and headaches but definitely not blurred vision. cause can be varying from attrition to irregular bite( malocclusion). in such conditions splints play significant role.
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Respected Sir/madam I want to take laser treatment for my eye site. Is it advisable or not. My age is 29. Kindly suggest best place of hospital. Thank you.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Respected Sir/madam
 I want to take laser treatment for my eye site. Is it advisable or not. My age is 29. Kindly sug...
Hello lasik is very good option to get rid of glasses Doctor will perform few tests (Schirmer test, Pentacam and Fundus examination) and if all tests are normal then you can go for lasik surgery without fear. Success rate of LASIK is over 96%.
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Hello Doctor, I am having night vision problems while walking on the road or while watching TV. What type of food can I include in my diet to improve my night vision? Please suggest.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
Hello Doctor, I am having night vision problems while walking on the road or while watching TV. What type of food can...
Hello lybrate-user. Night vision problem has various causes associated with it: (1) deficiency of vitamins- vitamin a deficiency, specifically, in young children may lead to night blindness. Prompt dietary modification and administration should be of help. (2) congenital defect: retinitis pigmentosa, heredomacular degeneration, congenital stationary night blindness are a few of the disorders that are present from birth/ childhood that could lead to night blindness. These should be assessed and treated accordingly. There are a few treatment options such as dietary supplements, low vision aid devices, genetic counseling therapy that might have some benefit in for the same. (3) raised intra-occular pressure may at times caused reduced vision at night time/ low illumination. This would be easily detected when undergoing checkup by an eye specialist. (4) certain other infectious conditions may also cause night blindness. (5) cataract: certain types of cataract can cause difficulty in night vision. Thus, simple removal might help in resolving the issue. Thus, my suggestion for you would be to undergo a thorough eye evaluation by a retina specialist and then follow the therapy suggested by him/her. Let me enumerate the diet necessary for healthy eyes. (1) green leafy vegetables including spinach, sprouts, cabbage, beetroot. (2) fruits-blue-berries, black-berries, strawberries, raspberries, kiwi fruit, grapes, pineapple, pomegranate, grapes, guava. (3) dry-fruits: almonds, walnuts, apricots, dates. (4) cereals: oats, barley, millets. (5) drink a cup of green tea daily. (6) drink a glass of milk daily. Hope my suggestions help you. Take care.
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Hi, I am 24 yrs female. I got air wick sprayed directly into my right eye, following which I flushed off with water. I feel some kind of feeling, not definitely irritation. Please let me know what can be done. My eyes didn' t turn red too.

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Wash your eye frequently. Get it examined to see any injury caused by it and manage accordingly in time. Or send us photos of your both eyes clicked separately (and clearly) to get online consultation.
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I have sore eyes. Watching TV leads to irritation. Can not read or work on computers. please advice.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have sore eyes. Watching TV leads to irritation. Can not read or work on computers. please advice.
First of all visit an Eyespecialist to confirm Weak eyesight so that you can put required glasses,thereafter consult me.Myself being a homoeopath, will advise you to undergo homoeopathic treatment as homoeopathic medicine along with exercises and a diet plan are very effective combination for improving eyesight and slowly removing your glasses permanently.consult me
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My son infected by aids consequently his ratina affected and he lost his vision in right eye and left eye vision is now very poor. Alopathy treatment is running. As per doctor no further hope for improvement. But i m informed by some friends that in homeopathy can treat it. So i need guidance on this problem.

Phaco Development Program, Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, DNB Ophtalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Mysore
Allopathic doctors are not trained in homeopathy. As far as I know once cells in the retina are destroyed the body cannot regenerate them. So I doubt if any form of medicine at present can help him. You can try to get him low vision rehabilitation with some devices made for people with low vision.
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