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Dr. Saraswathi A K

Ophthalmologist, Bangalore

Dr. Saraswathi A K Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Saraswathi A K is a renowned Ophthalmologist in Vijayanagar, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Saraswathi A K personally at Padmashree Diagnostic in Vijayanagar, Bangalore. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Saraswathi A K on Lybrate.com.

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how to reduce diabetic eye pressure

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
how to reduce diabetic eye pressure
Diabetes causes vascular damage throughout the body. Because the blood vessels within the eye are so tiny, any damage at all can have a tremendous impact on eye health.

One of the most prevalent of the diabetes-related eye diseases is glaucoma. In fact, people with diabetes are between 40% and 50% more likely to develop glaucoma than non-diabetics.

Glaucoma causes the pressure within the eye to increase gradually, damaging the optic nerve and leading to partial or complete vision loss. The exact mechanisms for this are unknown. While there are several types of glaucoma, the most common form is open-angle glaucoma.
Open-angle glaucoma

The eye is full of fluid which continually refreshes. Normally, fluid drains at a point in the eye where the iris and the cornea meet. If this opening becomes even partially blocked the fluid drains out of the eye too slowly, even as new fluid is added. This backup of fluid causes an increase in pressure within the eye, damaging the optic nerve.

Open-angle glaucoma does not cause any symptoms until the disease is well-advanced. By that time, vision is impacted, with loss of peripheral vision first, advancing to tunnel vision and then total vision loss as the disease progresses.
Treatment

The goal of treatment is to lower intraocular pressure. This can be approached one of three ways: lower eye pressure, improve drainage of fluid from the eye or decrease the volume of fluid produced within the eye.

There are a variety of eye drops that may be prescribed.

Prostaglandins (xalatan, lumigan) and cholingeric agents (isopto carbine and isopto carbachol) act to increase outflow of fluid from within the eye.

Beta blockers (betimol, timoptic, betoptic) and carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (trusopt, azopt) reduce the production of fluid within the eye.

Alpha-adrenergic agonists (iopidine, alphagan) both lessen fluid production and increase fluid outflow.

Physicians may prescribe a combination of the above.

Oral medications may also be prescribed, if eye drops alone are not sufficient. These are usually in the form of a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor.

If medications are not sufficient to halt progression of the disease, then surgery might be necessary.

Drainage implants might be inserted within the eyes to facilitate drainage.

Laser surgery, known as laser trabeculoplasty, can be done to open clogged drainage canals.

Filtering surgery, known as trabeculectomy, removes a small piece of tissue from the location of the drainage canals, widening the opening and improving drainage.

The best possible treatment for glaucoma is prevention. Everyone above 40 years of age should have an eye exam at least every three years. Diabetics should have a dilated examination of their eyes annually.

Well-controlled blood sugar level are another preventive measure that will lessen the odds of developing glaucoma.
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Doctor I'm a 21 years old boy suffering from a squint for the last 1.5 years. I got my eyes checked from a doctor who suggested a eye exercise. But I never did those seriously. I still have the squint. Is there any way to treat the squint? My eye power is -5.0.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Doctor I'm a 21 years old boy suffering from a squint for the last 1.5 years. I got my eyes checked from a doctor who...
Hello dear squint can be easily treated by small surgery. You need not to worry plesae send your details for better discussion.
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I am 23 years old. If I will take surgery for squint eye, it causes any vision loss problems?

DNB Ophtalmology, MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
I am 23 years old. If I will take surgery for squint eye, it causes any vision loss problems?
Squint surgery modifies eye muscles and it's movements and position of the globe. Its an external surgery, has no adverse effect on vision.
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Hello sir, I have red eyes for over three days and running nose with cough and fever. What should I do?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Hello sir, I have red eyes for over three days and running nose with cough and fever. What should I do?
Get plenty of rest, especially while you have a fever. Rest helps your body fight infection. Stop smoking and avoid secondhand smoke, which can make cold symptoms worse drink lots of fluids such as water and clear soups. Fluids help loosen mucus. Fluids are also important because they help prevent dehydration. Gargle with warm salt water a few times a day to relieve a sore throat. Throat sprays or lozenges may also help relieve the pain. Avoid alcohol. Use saline (salt water) nose drops to help loosen mucus and moisten the tender skin in your nose.
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I am having itching and pain in my vagina. I tried clotrimazole, curd but nothing works. I am still having itching since many days. Tell me some better remedy please,

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Hyderabad
I am having itching and pain in my vagina. I tried clotrimazole, curd but nothing works. I am still having itching si...
Hi lybrate-user use fas 3 kit as you might suffer from infection take tab citrizine 2 times per day for 5 days vaginal hygiene maintenance by using intimate washing creams take lot of water use good quality sanitary pads during menstruation.
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A sticky substance comes in my eyes every time which sometimes causes irritation in my eyes. That substance becomes creates problem in my vision. Please help me with a proper remedy.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
A sticky substance comes in my eyes every time which sometimes causes irritation in my eyes. That substance becomes c...
Hello lybrate-user. Sorry about your problem. It can be quite cumbersome to have a lot of discharge (sticky substance) coming from the eyes. There are multiple causes associated with it. Let me enumerate a few for you: (1)(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. The basis of all these aforementioned problems is improper/ inadequate eye hygiene. Usually the body hygiene is taken care of quite well. This is not the same with the eyes. The reason being that we tend to rub our eyes with fingers, use handkerchief, clothes, etc. This would cause a lot allergy, bacteria and dust to get transferred to the eyes. So the prime thing to be remembered is to avoid touching the eyes with the above mentioned things. A good idea would be to keep washing your eyes 4 to 5 times daily with clean hands and clean water. This would enable the debris and the dust to be debulked and washed off. You could also use a lubricant eye drop 5 to 6 times daily along with an antibiotic eye drop 4 times in a day. Cover your eyes with appropriate wear (helmet/ sunglasses) when going out in dust or polluted environment. On the whole, adopt a holistic approach rather than just resorting to the medications. This will succeed in relieving you off your problems. Take care. Hope my suggestions helped you. Take care.
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Hello sir, I want to know something about dandruff in all winter season my hair it loose and drop it so please help to give some advice for which shampoo I using.

M.D. Toxicology & MJ, Certified Dermatologist , Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Bhopal
Hello sir, I want to know something about dandruff in all winter season my hair it loose and drop it so please help t...
Dandruff is a type of fungal infection which is tinea. It is a common problem, generally increased in winter. Your scalp moisture help it to develop so keep it dry, but you have to apply some scalp coating as remedy. I am going to suggest some herbal formulation use it. Contact me again after 7 days if not got proper result. Dano anti dandruff oil- 4 times a week lumina shampoo -3 times a week by jrk siddha you may need some oral medication contact me in private if needed.
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I have shortsightedness. I am having regular checkups for every 6 months. But for every time their is an increase in my sight. How can I control my problem. Can you please intimate me some homely tips also.

FICO, Specialist in Cataract,Cornea and refractive surgeries , MD - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Srinagar
Kindly mention your age. Normally the number gets stabilise after 18yrs. If it has not stabilise after that, it can be progressive myopia or keratoconus. No major role of food or any exercise has been established in stabilising the number. Kindly consult ophthalmologist to rule out keratoconus.
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I am 24 year old facing hairfall problem from 2005. I don't have so much money to go for transplant. Is there any possible way to cure? Also my eye sight I weak and I don't want to wear specs.

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Cuttack
I am 24 year old facing hairfall problem from 2005. I don't have so much money to go for transplant. Is there any pos...
If eye sight is weak, you need correction which can be done by spectacles / contact lens / lasic surgery or icl.
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My daughter is suffering from sequent eyes please help me.

FVRS, DNB Ophthalmology, MS Ophthalmology, MBBS, FICO
Ophthalmologist,
Squint eyes occurs due to an imbalance in the muscles of the eye. Mild squint can be trated with exercises or glasses. However if the squint is severee, surgery to correct the muscle imbalance might be needed.
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My Right Eye is always wetting. What will be the cause of that? How do I get cured?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My Right Eye is always wetting. What will be the cause of that? How do I get cured?
watering of eyes can be due to many reasons and the main reasons are 1.Eye Allergy due to dust,Pollution,infection 2.Weak Eyesight 3.Continuous watching TV,Mobile,computor in dim light 4.Any eye injury 5.Lack of sleep 6.Continuous headache 7.Hypertension. So,my suggestion for you is either you give details of your eye watering reasons or visit a local doctor for an eye check up as a final examination can only be made after physical examination.
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Hi, I am 22 years old, my eye site is 6.0 and I am using Purccon daily were contact lens science last 3 years (changing every year as my doctor suggested), I still didn't get any problem, but recently I start preparing for some competitive exams due to that I am wearing more than 15 hours, is it safe? How many hours per day one can wear daily wear contact lens?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), modern diagnostics
Ayurveda,
Hi,
I am 22 years old, my eye site is 6.0 and I am using Purccon daily were contact lens science last 3 years (changi...
Any ways wearing contacts for more than 7 to 9 hours will harm your cornea am chances are high to lead to blindness. Contact lenses reduces oxygen supply to cornea and causes rubbing on the corneal surface which in turn lead to opacity and later ulcer.
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How to solve the complicated cataract ?

Phaco Development Program, Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, DNB Ophtalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist,
Any form of cataract if it is creating vision problems needs to be removed. So if you are having blurred vision then undergo cataract surgery provided your retina is fine.
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I have squint eyes from birth what should I do now to get corrected that, should I take laser treatment?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have squint eyes from birth what should I do now to get corrected that, should I take laser treatment?
laser treatment dont correct squint. squint is corrected by either glasses, prism glasses or surgery
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I am 28 years old. I am experiencing stressed whenever talking to people and like to avoid conversation. I feel very pain in my eyes and some time experience headache too. This was happening since last three months when I was giving introduction in front of people at my office and I feel nervous and insulted.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
I am 28 years old. I am experiencing stressed whenever talking to people and like to avoid conversation. I feel very ...
First of all you should follow some basic thing 1. Avoid=hot and cold at time 2. Less the sugar as much as possible if you want to eat sweet take juggery which is black 3. Do not drink water after meal drink at the time of meal sip by sip up to 150 ml 4. Avoid late night sleep 5. Sarswatrishta 4 tsp after lunch and dinner 2. Audumbaravleha 2 tsp before lunch and dinner.
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At the time of sleeping also my eyes are open only, usually whenever I am in deep sleep eyes getting open.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
At the time of sleeping also my eyes are open only, usually whenever I am in deep sleep eyes getting open.
one of the initial ways to treat nocturnal lagophthalmos is by simply wearing a mask while snoozing. So, we thought we’d try just that! We recently tried a pair of specialized goggles that provided coverage, comfort and a hot compress option by TranquilEyes. The Eye Hydrating Therapy Goggles not only helped seal our eyes and protect them from drafts and drying out during the night, they also blocked all light for a comfortable, undisturbed slumber. (An added bonus? The flexible, hypoallergenic goggles come with beads that can be conveniently heated in the microwave to stimulate tear production. The beads can also be placed in the freezer to reduce eye puffiness and relieve itch.) - See more at: http://allaboutdryeye.com/2013/04/03/sleeping-with-your-eyes-open/#sthash.rtGeFPvq.dpuf
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Sir I feel that in whole day my eyes always looks radish. Please tell me sir what can I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Sir I feel that in whole day my eyes always looks radish.
Please tell me sir what can I do?
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 Eye infections or inflammation can cause redness as well as possible itching, discharge, pain, or vision problems. These may be due to: • Blepharitis: Swelling along the edge of the eyelid. • Conjunctivitis: Swelling or infection of the clear tissue that lines the eyelids and covers the surface of the eye (the conjunctiva). This is often referred to as "pink eye." • Corneal ulcers: Sores on the cornea most often caused by a serious bacterial or viral infection. • Uveitis: Inflammation of the uvea, which includes the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. The cause is most often not known. It may be related to an autoimmune disorder, infection, or exposure to toxins. The type of uveitis that causes the worst red eye is called iritis, in which only the iris is inflamed. Other potential causes of eye redness include: • Colds or allergies . • Acute glaucoma: A sudden increase in eye pressure that is extremely painful and causes serious visual problems. This is a medical emergency. The more common form of glaucoma is chronic and gradual. • Corneal scratches: Injuries caused by sand, dust, or overuse of contact lenses. Sometimes, a bright red spot, called a subconjunctival hemorrhage, will appear on the white of the eye. This often happens after straining or coughing, which causes a broken blood vessel on the surface of the eye. Most often, there is no pain and your vision is normal. It is almost never a serious problem. Because the blood leaks into the conjunctiva, which is clear, you cannot wipe or rinse the blood away. Like a bruise, the red spot will go away within a week or two. So,visit a local eyespecialist.The diagnosis of your problem in eyes can only be made by local examination of eyes
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Hi Sir, I want to know about cataract surgery for my Father. We request you to kindly brief about the lenses and estimated total cost for the said surgery.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
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I want to know about cataract surgery for my Father. We request you to kindly brief about the lenses and esti...
Hello cataract is a very simple and day care surgery there are many types of lenses like indian made lenses and imported lenses. Cost ranges from 10000 to 1 lac depending on type of lens.
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Who will cure my eye redness problem sir. Redness since many years 6/6 no visual problem only optic nerve pain.

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Mumbai
Who will cure my eye redness problem sir. Redness since many years  6/6 no visual problem only optic nerve pain.
Could you be more specific in the sense the exact duration in days months or years. Constant red eye could be due to a number of reasons. Most common being allergic.
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Sir I always caught with same problem again and again and the problem is eye redness. And I m using contact lenses over 2 years. So I want to know that. Is my lenses are expired or I m using wrong contact lenses liquid for refreshing lenses.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Sir I always caught with same problem again and again and the problem is eye redness. And I m using contact lenses ov...
Yes, you need to get your lenses checked as well as liquid also to be checked. And just take belladonna 30 2 doses whenever you face such problems.
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