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Dr. Prasanna Kumar

MBBS, DOMS

Ophthalmologist, Bangalore

43 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic
Dr. Prasanna Kumar MBBS, DOMS Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
43 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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Dr. Prasanna Kumar is a popular Ophthalmologist in Padmanabha Nagar, Bangalore. He has been a practicing Ophthalmologist for 43 years. He has completed MBBS, DOMS. He is currently practising at Shraddha Eye Care Hospital in Padmanabha Nagar, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Prasanna Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - JJM Medical College - 1973
DOMS - Mysore University - 1976
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Karnataka Ophthalmic Society

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When I read books, my eyes get reddish and I start to get headache, are these the symptoms of any disease or a common problem. I am not able to read a book for even 10 minutes.

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When I read books, my eyes get reddish and I start to get headache, are these the symptoms of any disease or a common...
Redness of the eyes has multiple causes associated with it. To enumerate a few common causes: (1) allergy of the eye. It is usually caused by improper eye hygiene. There is a tendency to rub the eyes with fingers, handkerchief, cloth, etc. This is not a good habit because it tends to transmit lots of virus, bacteria and dust into the eye. Allergy usually presents with symptoms of watering (clear water), redness and itching of the eye. (2) infectious conjunctivitis: this is usually associated with white-yellowish discharge. If so, it would be a good idea to go and show to an eye specialist in person. (3) foreign body lodged in the eye. This is more commonly associated with people who drive 2 wheeler vehicles without protection. It occurs more commonly in one eye. Foreign bodies that commonly get lodged are eyelashes, insect wings, small insects, dust particles, iron particles (more common with people working in the iron industry) the solution for a foreign body lodged in the eye would be better provided by an eye specialist at the clinic. (4) raised intraocular pressure: this is a condition known as glaucoma. It is not so common as the previous mentioned conditions. There is usually associated pain in the eyes. It is commonly bilateral (occurs in both eyes). There is usually a positive family history of glaucoma associated in a majority of the cases. (5) inflammation of the coats of the eyeball. This is known as" uveitis" it is also a relatively less common condition. There is associated pain. It would require a thorough eye checkup including the retina-thus a good idea would be to visit the eye specialist in person. (6) increased blood pressure. This has known to cause redness which is also known as sub-conjunctival hemorrhage. In this regard, a complete ophthalmic evaluation and a systemic evaluation is warranted. From the symptoms described by you, it seems more likely to be a case of allergy. Maintaining the precautions and hygiene that I mentioned should probably work well for you. You could also use a lubricant eye drop along with an anti-histamine eye drop. (3-4 times daily) I have a few suggestions for you regarding the usage of computers, mobile phones and books. Follow the rule of" 20" this means that every 20 minutes, take a gap of 20 seconds, blink your eyes actively 20 times and focus at an object which is minimum 20 feet away. This will help in relieving your eyes from the continuous strain that is caused due to staring. Staring at the computer continuously causes us to subconsciously blink less than normal. This causes the tear film on the surface of the eye to dry up. The result of this is pain, discomfort, etc. Another suggestions regarding the usage of computers is to maintain a proper posture. The computer must be positioned at the same height as your eye level. The neck should not be inadvertently flexed or extended. Roughly, an angle of 90 degrees should be maintained between your upper body and thighs. Likewise, a similar angle (90 degrees) should be maintained between your lower legs and thighs. Also the angle between your hands and arms should be roughly 90 degrees. This is the healthy ergonomic way of sitting while using a computer. Maintenance of proper posture would help in further relieving the symptoms of eye discomfort and pain. All these suggestions may take a while to sink in and imbibe in your routine. Once followed, they are sure to work wonders for you.
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When eye power constant? I have myopia. My eye power is not coonstant. I feel that it is increasing per month a little bit.

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When eye power constant? I have myopia. My eye power is not coonstant. I feel that it is increasing per month a littl...
Myopia needs course of treatments in ayurveda which will help improve your vision without glasses. Eye exercises looking near & far also seems to help.

I am 30 year old, I am software developer generally sit around 10 hours in office every day. My eye paining in night every day after computer work. What should I do?

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I am 30 year old, I am software developer generally sit around 10 hours in office every day. My eye paining in night ...
Hi. I have a few suggestions for you regarding the usage of computers. Follow the rule of" 20" this means that every 20 minutes, take a gap of 20 seconds, blink your eyes actively 20 times and focus at an object which is minimum 20 feet away. This will help in relieving your eyes from the continuous strain that is caused due to staring. Staring at the computer continuously causes us to subconsciously blink less than normal. This causes the tear film on the surface of the eye to dry up. The result of this is pain, discomfort, etc. Another suggestions regarding the usage of computers is to maintain a proper posture. The computer must be positioned at the same height as your eye level. The neck should not be inadvertently flexed or extended. Roughly, an angle of 90 degrees should be maintained between your upper body and thighs. Likewise, a similar angle (90 degrees) should be maintained between your lower legs and thighs. Also the angle between your hands and arms should be roughly 90 degrees. This is the healthy ergonomic way of sitting while using a computer. Maintenance of proper posture would help in further relieving the symptoms of eye discomfort and pain. All these suggestions may take a while to sink in and imbibe in your routine. Once followed, they are sure to work wonders for you.

I have eyes which look always sleepy and which do not give good impression about me. Even though I am a normal person with healthy habits this one aspect gives me a feeling of inadequacy. How to rectify this?

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I have eyes which look always sleepy and which do not give good impression about me. Even though I am a normal person...
Hi. Do the following Exercises for eyes: 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: Use Euphrasia eye drops twice daily.
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I have red eyes from 4 days. What should I do?

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I have red eyes from 4 days. What should I do?
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.

I have an eye problem? What should I eat to reduce my eye problem, plzz suggest me the best way.

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I have an eye problem? What should I eat to reduce my eye problem, plzz suggest me the best way.
Hello, What kind of eye problem is there? - Myopia? Have you got your eyes tested? 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 wild salmon, sardines and mackerel. Exercises for eyes: 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 have red eyes from past 7 days. What can I do.?

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I have red eyes from past 7 days. What can I do.?
Use a gud lubricating eye drop 3 times a day, take rest. If no relief then consult a doctor locally.
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I am 53 years old and for the last 15 days I have problem in eyes. At night bright light flashes in my right eye in dark and also I am experiencing muscle pain in my hand, back and sometimes on legs? I am not diabetic. Please suggest me something.

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I am 53 years old and for the last 15 days I have problem in eyes. At night bright light flashes in my right eye in d...
Hi consult ophthalmologist for eyes. Take hot water bath twice daily, sleep on hard and even mattress. Kindly rule out your diabetes, calcium, vitamin d and other metabolic disorders. Best wishes.
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What is left eye conjunctivitis and left eye iridocyclitis (traumatic? How can it affect the other eye?

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What is left eye conjunctivitis and left eye iridocyclitis (traumatic? How can it affect the other eye?
Hi lybrate-user. Conjunctivitis is usually caused by infection or allergy of the conjunctiva (the white portion that is visible in the eye). Iridocyclitis tends to affect the iris and the ciliary muscle of the eye. Iridocyclitis, as you mentioned, may occur due to trauma or in certain infections. It should be taken seriously. Trauma may cause inflammation in the eye, which in turn could affect the iris (the structure that gives the eye its color). Iridocyclitis may cause pain, blurring of vision, and redness. If it is of traumatic origin, it would usually not affect the other eye. On the other hand, conjunctivitis has more chances of spreading to the other eye if proper hygiene is not maintained. Rubbing both eyes with fingers or using handkerchief to wipe both eyes could result in spread of the conjunctivitis from one eye to the other. Let me know if you require further assistance.
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I am 69 and I see floaters which many time interfere with vision. How to remove these floaters?

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Floaters may be normal degenerative changes in the gel of ones eye or it may be indicator of some retinal pathology. U need proper evaluation for it.

Sir I m using spectacles till last 7 Years n the power on left eye is 4.00 n right eye is 3.25 please give me best medicine.

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Sir I m using spectacles till last 7 Years n the power on left eye is 4.00 n right eye is 3.25 please give me best me...
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------------------------------

I have problem in my eye sight I am unable to see distant object they looks blurred, please tell me authentic way to cure.

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I have problem in my eye sight I am unable to see distant object they looks blurred, please tell me authentic way to ...
Most common cause is having a spectacles power. Just get it checked with nearest eye care specialist

My eyes us red after 2days there is big problem for me so what can I do. My eyes us red after 2days there is big problem for me so what can I do. My eyes us red after 2days there is big problem for me so what can I do.

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My eyes us red after 2days there is big problem for me so what can I do. My eyes us red after 2days there is big prob...
Dear lybrate user, 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.

My right eye is paining often a lot and den becomes red. What is the reason and what may I do?

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Ophthalmologist
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My right eye is paining often a lot and den becomes red. What is the reason and what may I do?
Hello dear this may be due to dryness. You should use: 1. Goggles when you move out in sunlight 2. Cold compresses 3. Wash face and eyes with fresh cold water atleast twice daily 4. Use lubricating eyedrop like flogel thrice daily.
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My son is 7 years old. Always during summer he is suffering from reddish, watering and itching eyes problem. please do needful suggestion.

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My son is 7 years old. Always during summer he is suffering from reddish, watering and itching eyes problem. please d...
Redness of the eyes has multiple causes associated with it. To enumerate a few common causes: (1) allergy of the eye. It is usually caused by improper eye hygiene. There is a tendency to rub the eyes with fingers, handkerchief, cloth, etc. This is not a good habit because it tends to transmit lots of virus, bacteria and dust into the eye. Allergy usually presents with symptoms of watering (clear water), redness and itching of the eye. (2) infectious conjunctivitis: this is usually associated with white-yellowish discharge. If so, it would be a good idea to go and show to an eye specialist in person. (3) foreign body lodged in the eye. This is more commonly associated with people who drive 2 wheeler vehicles without protection. It occurs more commonly in one eye. Foreign bodies that commonly get lodged are eyelashes, insect wings, small insects, dust particles, iron particles (more common with people working in the iron industry) the solution for a foreign body lodged in the eye would be better provided by an eye specialist at the clinic. (4) raised intraocular pressure: this is a condition known as glaucoma. It is not so common as the previous mentioned conditions. There is usually associated pain in the eyes. It is commonly bilateral (occurs in both eyes). There is usually a positive family history of glaucoma associated in a majority of the cases. (5) inflammation of the coats of the eyeball. This is known as" uveitis" it is also a relatively less common condition. There is associated pain. It would require a thorough eye checkup including the retina-thus a good idea would be to visit the eye specialist in person. (6) increased blood pressure. This has known to cause redness which is also known as sub-conjunctival hemorrhage. In this regard, a complete ophthalmic evaluation and a systemic evaluation is warranted. From the symptoms described by you, it seems more likely to be a case of allergy. Maintaining the precautions and hygiene that I mentioned should probably work well for you. You could also use a lubricant eye drop along with an anti-histamine eye drop. (3-4 times daily) hope my suggestions helped you. Take car.
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I am working 8-10 hrs daily on computer at the end of the day I have problem of headache I am washing my eyes several time but the problem remains same and I don't have any specs or anything.

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I am working 8-10 hrs daily on computer at the end of the day I have problem of headache I am washing my eyes several...
Too much of computer work at a stetch causes dryness of eyes and muscle fatigue. Too much of eye wash is also bad as it washes away natural lubricants. Develop habit of taking frequent breaks during work and blink 15-20 times. You may use artificial tear drops on prescription by an eye doctor.
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I am a 20 year old male. I started wearing spectacles around 3 years ago. Since the past 1-2 months, whenever I use mobile without specs in bed, water pops out of my eyes. Any solutions? Thanks.

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I am a 20 year old male. I started wearing spectacles around 3 years ago. Since the past 1-2 months, whenever I use m...
Prolonged working on laptop can cause computer vision syndrome. Computer vision syndrome is a condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer or other display device for, uninterrupted periods of time. Some symptoms of cvs include headaches, blurred vision, neck pain, redness in the eyes, fatigue, eye strain, dry eyes, irritated eyes. These symptoms can be further aggravated by improper lighting conditions. Measure sto reduce this include the computer screen should be 15 to 20 degrees below eye level, work under proper light. Use antiglare glasses while working on computer. Blink a lot. Cold compresses and use good lubricating eyedrop.

I have red eyes what should I do last 2 weeks suffering this problem also eye blur please give me suggestion.

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Homeopath
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I have red eyes what should I do last 2 weeks suffering this problem also eye blur please give me suggestion.
Eyes appear red because the vessels at the surface of the white portion of the eye (sclera) become swollen. Vessels may swell due to:---------------- •Eye dryness------------- •Too much sun exposure----------- •Dust or other particles in the eye----------- •Allergies--------- •Infection------------ •Injury----------- 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--------------------- Report after 5 days----------------------

I have red eyes from past 3 days what should I do?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
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There are many causes for red eyes, treatment depends upon correct diagnosis. But if you also have severe headache, eye pain, nausea or unusual sensitivity to bright light inability to open then do consult privately immediately. Do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.

I am 21 years old and my eye power is very low now I want to do lasik operation if I am eligible for lasik operation and my power is 5'25 in both eyes.

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I am 21 years old and my eye power is very low now I want to do lasik operation if I am eligible for lasik operation ...
Hello, yes you can go for lasik eye surgery.After 8 years of age you are eligible for lasik opertion. take care.
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