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Dr. Ravindra M.S. - Ophthalmologist, Bangalore

Dr. Ravindra M.S.

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MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology, Fellowship in Vitreo Retina, Fellowship in Cornea

Ophthalmologist, Bangalore

43 Years Experience  ·  400 at clinic  ·  ₹300 online
Dr. Ravindra M.S. 88% (251 ratings) MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology, Fellowship in Vitreo Retina, Fe... Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
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Karthik Netralaya is NABH accredited. We are committed to offer the best possible services, safe and tested technology coupled with genuine concern for each of our patients. All the staf......more
Karthik Netralaya is NABH accredited. We are committed to offer the best possible services, safe and tested technology coupled with genuine concern for each of our patients. All the staff here are dedicated to offer genuine eye care with best of their abilities and utmost attention.
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Dr. Ravindra is one of the most respected and renowned Doctors in the field of Ophthalmology. He brings with him a great amount of experience. He is the Chairman & Medical Director of Karthik Netralaya, Bangalore. He has done his MD - Ophthalmology from the prestigious AII India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). Senior Fellow in Retina & Vitreous (Sankara Nethralaya), Fellow in Cornea & External Eye Disease (University of Rochester, USA), Fellow Contact lens Foundation.

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Education
MBBS - Bangalore Medical College & Research Institute Bangalore - 1975
MD - Ophthalmology - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 1978
Fellowship in Vitreo Retina - Sankara Nethralaya - 1981
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Fellowship in Cornea - University of Rochester, USA - 1986
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English
Kannada
Hindi
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Telugu
Tamil
Awards and Recognitions
Kempegowda award
Miss Smitha Albal Oration Award
Dr. Jatin Shah award for excellence
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Dr.Sinha oration award
Dr. Rustum Ranji Oration award
Dr.M.M.Joshi Oration Award
Prof. T. Gopinath Menon Gold Medal Oration award
Prof Lahane Oration lecture award
Trinity Vaidya Ratna Award
'Netra Vaidya Ratna' by Dr. Sri Sri Sri Shivakumar Mahaswamigalu
Akoin-Dr.Satanshu Mathur oration award
Karnataka Shreshta Manava RathnaShree award
Dr.P.N.Srinivasa Rao Memorial Oration Award
‘Distinguished International Service Award' 28th Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress
Dr.Vinod Arora Oration Award
IIRS Gold medal award
Dr. Subbarao Endowment Prize
Professional Memberships
All India Ophthalmological Society
Karnataka Ophthalmic Society
Bangalore Ophthalmic Society

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Excessive Sunlight Exposure - Can It Cause Age-related Macular Degeneration?

MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology, Fellowship in Vitreo Retina, Fellowship in Cornea
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
Excessive Sunlight Exposure - Can It Cause Age-related Macular Degeneration?

Macular Degeneration is an age-related macular degeneration incurable eye disease, which might result in blurred vision or no vision in the centre of the vision field, which might lead to visual distortions, reduced central vision, decreased intensity of the colours and can make it difficult for the patient to recognize faces, read, drive and to perform other activities.

Types of Macular Degeneration
1. Dry Macular Degeneration: It is characterized by the presence of drusen and thinning of macula because of a breakdown or thinning of the layer of retinal pigment epithelial cells in the macula.

2. Wet macular degeneration: In this type of AMD, there is an excessive growth of blood vessels, which causes bleeding, leakage, as well as scaring under the retina, which results in a rapid and severe loss of the central vision and might become permanent if not treated.

Causes of Age-related Macular Degeneration:
This is caused due to a problem related to the part of eye known as Macula, which is a spot at the centre of the retina of the eye. The focus point of the incoming ray of light is on Macula, which is responsible for see the things direct in front of us, especially reading and writing.

  1. Age: As the age increases, the probability of developing Age-related Macular Degeneration also increases significantly. The degree of the macular degeneration might vary person to person, but ageing is a major cause of suffering from age-related macular degeneration.
  2. Smoking: Smoking increases the chances of developing the disease in comparison to someone who does not smoke. The longer you have smoked, the more are the chances of developing it.
  3. Family History: The risk of developing the Age-related Macular Degeneration increases if it runs in your family, i.e. if your parents and siblings are suffering from it, then your chances of developing it are quite high as compared to the ones who do not have any family history.
  4. Obesity: The obese people have the higher chances of developing Age-related Macular Degeneration.
  5. Alcohol: Higher alcohol consumption also puts you at the risk of AMD, which is why one should always take alcohol in limited quantity only.
  6. Sunlight: As going out in sunlight without sunscreen is harmful to your skin, the same is harmful to your eyes for longer duration, and one should always wear UV-absorbing sunglasses to protect his eyes from AMD.
  7. Ethnicity: The white and Chinese are more prone to developing AMD as compared to the black people.
  8. Cardiovascular disease: the persons who have suffered diseases that affect the heart and other blood vessel are at higher risk of macular degeneration.

Treatment of Age-related Macular Degeneration
1. Anti-VEGF Drugs: The dry macular degeneration cannot be cured while the wet macular degeneration can be stabilized and maintained with a number of medical treatments to be injected into the eye, such as Lucentis, Avastin and Eylea. These are not long procedures and continued monitoring of the vision to maintain or improve the vision.

2. Laser photocoagulation: It consists of a concentrated beam of high energy thermal light that is directed towards the retina to obliterate and seal leaking blood vessels.
 

Why You Need To Go For Cataract Surgery?

MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology, Fellowship in Vitreo Retina, Fellowship in Cornea
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
Why You Need To Go For Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts are a common eye problem experienced by the elderly. In some cases, babies may also be born with cataract as a congenital defect or it may develop as a result of conditions such as diabetes. Cataracts can affect one or both eyes and is characterized by the clouding of the lens in the eye. This can make it difficult to see clearly and if not treated in time can lead to blindness.

Common symptoms of cataract include:

  1. Blurred vision
  2. Nearsightedness
  3. Changes in the perception of colour
  4. Night blindness
  5. Increased sensitivity to glares
  6. Double vision

An eye examination is the first step to diagnosing cataracts. To confirm a diagnosis the doctor will also dilate the pupil to check the lens. Most cataracts can be easily treated with surgery. This surgery involves the separation of the cataract from the lens and its removal after which an intraocular lens implant is placed in the eye. In cases where this cannot be used, corrective contact lenses or glasses will need to be used. One of the most popular methods of cataract surgery is known as phaco surgery or phacoemulsification.

This surgery involves making two, small incisions on the eye where the cornea meets the sclera. This is then used to create a circular opening in the lens through which a probe is inserted into the eye. Sound waves or laser is then used to break the cataract into small pieces. This is then removed from the eyes and an intraocular lens implant is put in its place. Stitches are rarely required for this surgery and it is usually performed as an outpatient procedure while the patient is under local anaesthesia. When treating cataract, both eyes are usually not addressed simultaneously.

This surgery is usually pain free. The operated eye may be bandaged overnight and the patient will be given a protective eye shield to be worn for a week. The doctor will ask you to get a check up 2-3 days after the surgery where they can evaluate the clarity of the lens, overall health of the eye, eye pressure and visual acuity.

Cataract surgery is generally considered to be a safe surgery but like any other surgery there are risks involved. Some of the possible complications of this type of surgery include:

  1. Pain and redness of the eye
  2. Vision problems
  3. Swelling of the eye
  4. Discharge from the eye
  5. Flashes or floaters in the patient’s vision

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

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Know Why Blood Pressure Is Bad For Your Eyes!

MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology, Fellowship in Vitreo Retina, Fellowship in Cornea
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
Know Why Blood Pressure Is Bad For Your Eyes!

High blood pressure can lead to hypertension, which is known to cause a variety of debilitating side effects or symptoms in the life of the patient. It can also lead to a number of related ailments which can affect the various organs of the body. The eyes are one of the organs that are most susceptible to this kind of spike in the body’s blood pressure. Let us learn more about the connection between the two.

Retina: When high blood pressure goes untreated for a prolonged period, it can easily start to affect the blood vessels that can be found in the retina. The retina is the third or the inner most layer of the eye which is sensitive towards light and usually helps in refraction. This is where the light reaches so that one can focus clearly on an image. When the blood pressure of the patient stays high for a prolonged basis, there is significant pressure on the blood vessels in this part of the eye which can lead to an eye disease known as hypertensive retinopathy.

Symptoms: Symptoms of this eye disease include lack of clarity and focus when the eye comes to rest on an object, as well as headaches and other vision problems that typically spring from eye strain that one will go through while trying to focus even harder. It may be seen that the symptoms do not appear in the very early stages of this disease.

Diagnosis: The diagnosis of the condition is usually done by an ophthalmologist who will use an ophthalmoscope in order to project light towards the specific part of the eye so that the back of the eyeballs can be examined. The signs that the doctor will look for during the examination include narrowing of the blood vessels in this part of the eye, inflammation of the macula which is the central portion of the retina, and bleeding in the back of the eye. Also, the doctor will check for spots in the retina with the help of cotton swabs and exudates.

Treatment: The best and only way of treating this condition is by keeping one’s blood pressure in control with the help of medication prescribed by the doctor.

Prevention: There are many ways of preventing the onset of this disease, including losing weight so that there is less pressure on the body. Also, one must stick to a healthy diet and exercise regularly after taking recommendations on the appropriate exercises from the doctor. Additionally, it is also important to see a doctor on a regular basis so that there is constant monitoring and regulation of the medicines and the blood pressure. In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Red Eyes - Did You Know It Can Cause You Your Eyesight?

MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology, Fellowship in Vitreo Retina, Fellowship in Cornea
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
Red Eyes - Did You Know It Can Cause You Your Eyesight?

Bloodshot eyes indicate the reddening of the eye vessels. They can cause irritation and make the eye swollen. The condition may arise due to allergies, eye infections, allergies, fatigue and other illness of the eye. It does not signify a disease but indicates an eye condition which might have caused the eye to redden. Bloodshot eyes can be encountered in one or both the eyes.

Causes of Bloodshot Eyes:

One of the frequent causes of bloodshot eyes is irritants such as dry air, pollen, pet dander, dust and UV rays of the sun. Shortage of sleep also tends to make the eyes red. Inflammations of the eye can also make them red giving a bloodshot appearance. It can even happen with people who wear contact lens for more than 16 hours without soaking it in the disinfectant. At times excessive dryness can make the eyes red. Some other reasons for the eye to become red include conjunctivitis, blepharitis, glaucoma and corneal ulcer. Another concerning reason of bloodshot eyes is a subconjunctival haemorrhage. While the latter is not dangerous in nature, it can cause significant trouble if proper care is not taken on time.

Symptoms of Red Eyes:

Some of the common signs of bloodshot eyes include watery eyes, foreign sensation, burning feeling, dermatitis, falling of eye lashes, light sensitivity, swollen eyelid, itching of the eye and feeling of irritation of the eye.

The Complications Involved:

In most of the cases, bloodshot eyes do not imply serious complications. In case it happens from conjunctivitis, a person may not be able to go to work, wear cosmetics and come in public places since it is a communicable disease. If bloodshot eyes arise from a serious condition such as glaucoma and trauma, some of the possible complications may involve the following:

  1. Eye scarring

  2. Vision loss due to complete blindness

  3. Spreading of the existing condition to other persons

  4. Eye loss in severe cases

Preventive Measures:

Bloodshot eyes might arise from an array of reasons. While it cannot be totally dodged, some general preventive measures can ensure that such a condition does not arise:

  1. Keeping hands clean by thoroughly washing them with liquid soap

  2. Not sharing personal belongings such as washcloths, linen, and cosmetics

  3. Get immediate medical attention in case of any eye injuries

  4. Stay away from an environment that is full of allergens

  5. Staying away from people who are suffering from infectious eye diseases such as conjunctivitis

  6. Taking a shower immediately after getting in touch with an infected person suffering from conjunctivitis

  7. Wearing eye glasses in a dusty environment

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

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Eye Floaters - Why They Can be A Cause Of Concern?

MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology, Fellowship in Vitreo Retina, Fellowship in Cornea
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
Eye Floaters - Why They Can be A Cause Of Concern?

Ever noticed spots or strands that ‘float’ into your line of vision. These are known as floaters. In most cases, they do not affect your vision, but can cause a lot of discomfort. Thus, in most cases they do not require treatment unless they affect your vision significantly. Floaters are more likely to stand out when looking at bright objects or something like a clear blue sky. Moving your eyes can shift the fluid in your eyes and move these floaters out of your line of sight.

Dust particles entering and irritating the eye should not be confused with floaters. Floaters can be described as flecks of a protein called collagen. These flecks can be seen when they are loosened from the back of the eye known as the vitreous. This can happen at any age but is more likely to affect people between the ages of 50 and 75. Being near sighted or suffering from cataract also increases your risk of seeing floaters. In rare cases, it can also be triggered by a disease in the eye, an injury to the eye, tumors or crystal deposits in the back of the eye.

Noticing the odd floater is not something to worry about. However, if you notice a sudden increase in the number and frequency of floaters in your eye, see flashes of light, have pain in the eyes or experience a loss of side vision, consult a doctor immediately. This could also be a sign of a more serious condition like a detached retina that requires immediate medical attention. Excessive floaters can be removed through a surgery known as a vitrectomy or laser vitreolysis. A vitrectomy involves the removal of vitreous gel from the middle of the eye and replacing it with silicone oil or a gas bubble. The surgery last 2 or 3 hours, but you may require an overnight stay in the hospital.

Laser vitreolysis is a more recent form of treatment for this condition. This pain free procedure involves the projection of a laser beam into the eye that focuses on large floaters to break them apart or vaporize them. This procedure can be performed as an outpatient and is considered safer than a vitrectomy. The form of treatment suited to a person will depend on a number of factors including their age, what the floaters look like, where they are located and the frequency of their appearance.

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

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Computer Vision Syndrome

MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology, Fellowship in Vitreo Retina, Fellowship in Cornea
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
Computer Vision Syndrome
  • Minimise the brightness of your montior
  • The room light image should not be reflected into your eyes from the monitor
  • Ideally, the centre of monitor should be almost in the level or slightly below your eye level! Generally, it is far below, and you will be bending your head and eyes downward!!
  • Cross check through somebody if your back, neck and head are almost strsight when you are working on computer. 
  • Your face should be as far as possible from the monitor.
  • You dont need any protection glasses to work on system!! Light Amber color background is better than blue background. 
  • Blink atlest 20 times a minute. Take off and see distance for about 20 seconds, after about 20 minutes of continuous system work. 
  • Dont rub your eyes at all!!!
  • Cold packs on closed eyes will be of help 
  • Never splash water into your eyes with lids open! Do it with eyes closed. 
  • Drink lot of water.  Increase the humidity to atleast 60-70 if you are in AC environment. 
  • Desktops are better than Laptops. They are more ergonomic. 

 

 

 

 

 

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I am 26 years old female .have extreme dark circles and puffy eyes. Can you suggest me good medicated eye cream .can I use avarta eye cream or amy other better ones. please suggest me good medicated eye cream and lip cream for pigmented lips too.

MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology, Fellowship in Vitreo Retina, Fellowship in Cornea
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
I am 26 years old female .have extreme dark circles and puffy eyes. Can you suggest me good medicated eye cream .can ...
Cold packs, positive attitude, good health, excercises, Yoga etc will certainly help you. Avoid cosmetics around eye for some time.
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Sir, I am 23 years old, from 4 days I feel pain on my right side of head near eyebrows. When its pain eye is full with tears. Can you tell me any solutions?

MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology, Fellowship in Vitreo Retina, Fellowship in Cornea
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
Sir, I am 23 years old, from 4 days I feel pain on my right side of head near eyebrows. When its pain eye is full wit...
You certainly need an eye consultation. If you have recently suffered from fever, cold or sore throat, do consult an ENT doctor too. Long deep breathing, steam inhalation and drinking plenty of warm water will help.
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My eyelashes usually becomes sandy I try cleaning whole day and after some time again it becomes sandy it pains allot and sometimes itches some times my lid becomes swollen.

MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology, Fellowship in Vitreo Retina, Fellowship in Cornea
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
My eyelashes usually becomes sandy I try cleaning whole day and after some time again it becomes sandy it pains allot...
Use baby shampoo and warm water to massage your lid margins, with eyelids closed! Do it several times a day. It will certainly help you.
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I have to work on laptop for 4-5 hrs/day. Should I wear any kind on glasses or specks while working, (zero number) which will help protect my eyes.

MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology, Fellowship in Vitreo Retina, Fellowship in Cornea
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
I have to work on laptop for 4-5 hrs/day.
Should I wear any kind on glasses or specks while working, (zero number) wh...
You do not need to wear any glasses to work on system. Reduce the brightness of the monitor. However if you have any power, you need to wear them. If you are above 42 years age, please get the intermediate distance glasses made and use them. Distance and near powers will not work for system after this age. Single vision intermediate lenses are better than Progressives for system use..
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