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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. 91% (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
Languages spoken
English
Kannada
Hindi
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Telugu
Tamil
Awards and Recognitions
Prof Lahane Oration lecture award
‘Distinguished International Service Award' 28th Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress
Dr.Vinod Arora Oration Award
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'Netra Vaidya Ratna' by Dr. Sri Sri Sri Shivakumar Mahaswamigalu
Kempegowda award
Dr.P.N.Srinivasa Rao Memorial Oration Award
Dr. Jatin Shah award for excellence
IIRS Gold medal award
Miss Smitha Albal Oration Award
Dr. Subbarao Endowment Prize
Dr.M.M.Joshi Oration Award
Akoin-Dr.Satanshu Mathur oration award
Dr.Sinha oration award
Prof. T. Gopinath Menon Gold Medal Oration award
Karnataka Shreshta Manava RathnaShree award
Trinity Vaidya Ratna Award
Dr. Rustum Ranji Oration award
Professional Memberships
All India Ophthalmological Society
Karnataka Ophthalmic Society
Bangalore Ophthalmic Society

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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.

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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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Diabetes - Why It Is The Worst Disease For Your Eyes?

MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology, Fellowship in Vitreo Retina, Fellowship in Cornea
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
Diabetes - Why It Is The Worst Disease For Your Eyes?

If you are diabetic then it is important that you visit your Ophthalmologist for regular retinal check-ups. Even if you have no eyesight problem at all Diabetes is known to be one of the main causes of blindness in this modern time. If you suffer from bouts of blurred vision then it can be as simple as fluctuating blood sugar levels in the body. Hence, don't make new glasses if your blood glucose is high or fluctuating. Wait until about 3 to 4 weeks after it reaches stable levels.

How diabetes affects your eyes? 
The lens of your eyes can swell due to diabetes, and this blurs your vision.

What are the serious problems that are caused by diabetes? 

  1. Cataract: Cataract occurs when the lens of the eye becomes foggy. Although cataract mostly occurs in people who are above fifty, one can get this at an earlier age in diabetics. It progresses at a much faster rate than usual in diabetics. Cataracts also make retinal assessment more difficult for your Retinal surgeon. Once the diabetes is under control, diabetics can comfortably undergo modern cataract surgery. Healing will be as good as in normals, and visual recovery will be excellent if there is no Retinopathy. The modern topical Phaco surgery and IOL implantation can be performed with a hospital daycare stay of only a few hours, and almost all the activities can be resumed on the very next day. There is no need to stop blood thinners.
  2. Glaucoma: This is another disease that can silently cause blindness in diabetes. Due to the nondraining of fluids from the eye, the intraocular pressure goes up, and this causes damage to the delicate Optic nerve of the eye. The vision remains spuriously good till the end stages. Hence annual eye pressure check-up is mandatory for Glaucoma. Glaucoma tends to run in families. If Glaucoma is diagnosed or suspected, OCT of optic nerves and Ganglion cell layer and Visual fields are periodically performed to assess the possible worsening. Once damaged, the ganglion cells and the optic nerve cannot be rejuvenated. So prevention is the mainstay of treating this disease. Usually, eye drops will be prescribed, which should be used strictly as per advice. Sometimes a surgery is advised.
  3. Diabetic Retinopathy: It is a progressive damage to the fine vessels and to the nourishment of the retina. It can occur in either type 2 or type 1 diabetes. Till end stages of the illness, there may not be any symptoms, and vision will remain good! There are two major types, Macular where fluid accumulates in the central retina, and Proliferative, where retinal ischemia sets in causing vaso proliferation, which cause bleeding inside the eye. If not treated in early stages, both of them can lead to blindness. Retinal LASERS, Anti VEGF injections and vitreoretinal surgery are the common approaches, depending on the seriousness. There has been a tremendous improvement in the surgical techniques in advanced cases.

If you have of diabetes or even borderline diabetic tendencies, it is advisable to periodically check your blood sugar levels, Hemoglobin, Creatinine, Blood pressure & Lipid levels and also get your eyes checked at regular intervals. It is recommended that you need a pupil dilated vitreo retinal assessment as soon as you are diagnosed to have diabetes, and follow up once a year. If you already are suffering from Diabetics retinopathy, you may be asked to review once in 3 to 6 months.

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

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Diabetes - Why It Is The Worst Disease For Your Eyes?

MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology, Fellowship in Vitreo Retina, Fellowship in Cornea
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
Diabetes - Why It Is The Worst Disease For Your Eyes?

If you are diabetic then it is important that you visit your Ophthalmologist for regular Retinal check-ups. Even if you no eye sight problem at all  Diabetes is known to be one of main causes for blindness in this modern times.  If you suffer from bouts of blurred vision then it can be as simple as fluctuating blood sugar levels in the body. Hence, don't make new glasses if your blood glucose is high or fluctuating. Wait till about 3 to 4 weeks after it reaches stable levels. 

How diabetes affects your eyes?
The lens of your eyes can swell in diabetes, and this blurs your vision.  

What are the serous problems that are caused by diabetes?
Cataract: Cataract occurs when the lens of the eye become foggy. Although cataract mostly occurs in people who are above fifty, one can get this at an earlier age in diabetics. It progresses at a much faster rate than usual in diabetics. Cataracts also makes retinal assessment more difficult for your Retinal surgeon. Once the diabetes is under control, diabetics can comfortably undergo modern cataract surgery. Healing will be as good as in normals, and visual recovery will be excellent if there is no Retinopathy. The modern topical Phacosurgery and IOL implantation can be performed with a hospital daycare stay of only few hours, and almost all the activities can be resumed on the very next day. There is no need to stop blood thinners. 

Glaucoma: This is another disease that can silently cause blindness in diabetes.  Due to the non draining of fluids from the eye, the intra ocular pressure goes up, and this causes damage to the delicate Optic nerve of the eye.  The vision remains spuriously good till the end stages. Hence annual eye pressure check up is mandatory in Glaucoma. Glaucoma tends to run in families. If Glaucoma is diagnosed or suspected, OCT of optic nerves and Ganglion cell layer and Visual fields are periodically performed to assess the possible worsening. Once damaged, the ganglion cells and the optic nerve cannot be rejuvenated. So prevention is the main stay of treating this disease. Usually eye drops will be prescribed, which should be used strictly as per advise. Sometimes a surgery is advised.  

Diabetic Retinopathy:  is a progressive damage to the fine vessels and to the nourishment of the retina. It can occur in either type 2 or type 1 diabetes. Till end stages of the illness, there may not be any symptoms, and vision will remain good! There are two major types, Macular where fluid accumulates in the central retina, and Proliferative, where retinal ischemia sets in  causing vaso proliferation, which cause bleeding inside teh eye.  If not treated in early stages, both of them can lead to blindness. Retinal LASERS, Anti VEGF injections and vitreo retinal surgery are the common approaches, depending on the seriousness. There has been tremendous improvement in the surgical techniques in advanced cases. 

If you have of diabetes or even borderline diabetic tendencies, it is advisable to periodically check your blood sugar levels, Hemoglobin, Creatinine, Blood pressure & Lipid levels  and also get your eyes checked at regular intervals. It is recommended that you need a pupil dilated vitreo retinal assessment as soon as you are diagnosed to have diabetes, and follow up once an year. If you already has Diabetics retinopathy, you may be asked to review once in 3 to 6 months. 

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