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Dr. Sonia Singh

Ophthalmologist, Bangalore

250 at clinic
Dr. Sonia Singh Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Sonia Singh is a renowned Ophthalmologist in Banashankari, Bangalore. You can consult Dr. Sonia Singh at Kartik Netralaya in Banashankari, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Sonia Singh on Lybrate.com.

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Hello sir mujhe cough ki problem hai from 3 month and eyes bhi thodi pain hoti hai please suggest me.

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General Physician, Delhi
Hello sir mujhe cough ki problem hai from 3 month and eyes bhi thodi pain hoti hai please suggest me.
take sinarest one tab 2 times daily for 3 days. honitus 2 tsf 2 times daily for 5 days. take steam, do gargle , it will be ok.
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I weep and shed tears very frequently venever some one hearts or scolds me either from the work place or from my family. When my spouce beats me brutally my teras are shed for two yo three days. Continuous weeping created problem of non viewing properly. Evev if I remember such past events tears are almost in my eyes for long period. Pl guide. And suggest medication for eyes.

Phaco Development Program, Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, DNB Ophtalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Mysore
This is not an ophthalmological problem. Whenever eyes water vision blurs. You need marital counselling and also some spiritual help from a leader of your religion. Eye medication will not help you, sorry.
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Hi I am a 26 year old female. I am experiencing redness in my right eye with no irritation, itching but a little heaviness since yesterday. I tried using the Tear drops eye drop yesterday and the redness reduced considerably by night, but after I woke up this morning again the redness was there like it never reduced. Please advise medication for the same.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Hi I am a 26 year old female. I am experiencing redness in my right eye with no irritation, itching but a little heav...
Hello there are many causes for redness of eyes mainly allergy, infection, inflammation and dry eyes etc. 1. Redness + itching: allergy 2. Redness + pain + watering + decreased vision: infection 3. Redness + pain: inflammation 4. Redness foreign body sensation: dryness if there is only redness then it is normal as slight exposure to dust, temperature or air or eyes may be red in morning. Stress may also cause redness. I usually do not treat when there is only redness, you can 1. Blink a lot 2. Wash eyes with fresh water 3. Cold compresses 4. Use lubricating eye drop like flogel these measures will help to keep your eyes healthy but it will not have any effect on redness (treating general redness alone is not necessary also) having said that you should consult local ophthalmologist for proper examination and treatment.
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Hello sir, My eye pain in last seven day continue way? And head pain also. Please tell me what would be the reason and how it can be cured?

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Ophthalmologist, Ghaziabad
Hello sir, My eye pain in last seven day continue way? And head pain also. Please tell me what would be the reason an...
Your eye pain and headach can be due to eye problem like need of using glasses, weakness of eye muscles etc. So get your eyes checked.
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I have red eye over 15 days I wear spectacles to protect my eyes frm dust but still its red.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have red eye over 15 days I wear spectacles to protect my eyes frm dust but still its red.
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
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I am 24 years old I have a very puffy eyes and it remains whole day, can you please give me any solution for its remedy.

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Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 24 years old I have a very puffy eyes and it remains whole day, can you please give me any solution for its remedy.
Hello, take Ferrum phos 6x, 5 tabs thrice daily. Get your CBC and Thyroid profile checked. Take care.
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What is the reason for blackening below eyes. Am 22 years old male. Please suggest some ways to remove it.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
What is the reason for blackening below eyes. Am 22 years old male. Please suggest some ways to remove it.
Contrary to popular belief, dark circles are more than just the result of being tired. The truth is the blue or green tone seen is actually the blood passing through the veins located just below the surface of the skin. If the skin around the eyes is extremely thin, as can occur progressively with age, and/or blood vessels are extremely close to the skin's surface, this can also give the appearance of darkness because blood becomes visible through translucent skin. As you age, skin loses its elasticity and ability to regenerate, which makes the appearance of dark circles more prominent regardless of beauty sleep. Genetic predisposition to thinner skin below the eyes can also contribute to the presence of dark circles. Cortisone, allergic reactions to cosmetics, tobacco smoke, and air pollution are known to trigger dark circles and bags under your eyes. Homoeopathic treatment under eye cream (bakson) apply at night under the eye in circular fashion glowcare drops (lords) 20 drops in 20 ml freh water 3 times daily take a good iron rich diet likeapple, pomegranate, spinach nd all other green vegetables 2 glass milk daily 6-8 glass extra water daily try to have a sound sleep home remedies slice up a papaya. Papaya fruit contains the enzyme papain. Papain helps exfoliate the skin, making way for new skin cells to emerge. Papaya also contains vitamin c and vitamin e, so it's a dark spot fading superstar. Papain is most concentrated while the papaya is still green, but you can use riper fruit as well. Peel and remove the seeds from a papaya, and try one of the following treatments: 1. Slice a piece off of the papaya, and lay or hold it on the dark spots that you want to get rid of. Hold it there for 20-30 minutes. Repeat twice a day for best results. 2. Make a papaya facial mask. Cut the papaya into chunks, then use a blender or food processor to blend the fruit into a smooth paste. Apply the mask to your face and neck. Leave it on for about 30 minutes, then rinse well.
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Computer Eye Strain

MBBS, DNB (General Medicine)
General Physician, Delhi
Computer Eye Strain

Computer Eye Strain

Steps for Relief


With so many of us using computers at work, computer eye strain has become a major job-related complaint. Studies show that eye strain and other bothersome visual symptoms occur in 50 to 90 percent of computer workers.

These problems can range from physical fatigue, decreased productivity and increased numbers of work errors, to minor annoyances like eye twitching and red eyes.

Here are easy steps you can take to reduce your risk of computer eye strain and other common symptoms of computer vision syndrome (CVS):

1. Get a comprehensive eye exam

Having a routine comprehensive eye exam is the most important thing you can do to prevent or treat computer vision problems.

According to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), computer users should have an eye exam before they start working on a computer and once a year thereafter.

During your exam, be sure to tell your eye doctor how often you use a computer at work and at home. Measure how far your eyes are from your screen when you sit at your computer, and bring this measurement to your exam so your eye doctor can test your eyes at that specific working distance.

2. Use proper lighting

Eye strain often is caused by excessively bright light either from outdoor sunlight coming in through a window or from harsh interior lighting. When you use a computer, your ambient lighting should be about half as bright as that typically found in most offices.

Eliminate exterior light by closing drapes, shades or blinds. Reduce interior lighting by using fewer light bulbs or fluorescent tubes, or use lower intensity bulbs and tubes. If possible, position your computer monitor or screen so windows are to the side, instead of in front or behind it.

Many computer users find their eyes feel better if they can avoid working under overhead fluorescent lights. If possible, turn off the overhead fluorescent lights in your office and use floor lamps that provide indirect incandescent or halogen lighting instead.

Sometimes switching to 'full spectrum' fluorescent lighting that more closely approximates the light spectrum emitted by sunlight can be more comforting for computer work than regular fluorescent tubes. But even full spectrum lighting can cause discomfort if it's too bright. Try reducing the number of fluorescent tubes installed above your computer workspace if you are bothered by overhead lighting.

3. Minimize glare

Glare on walls and finished surfaces, as well as reflections on your computer screen also can cause computer eye strain. Consider installing an anti-glare screen on your monitor and, if possible, paint bright white walls a darker color with a matte finish.

Again, cover the windows. When outside light cannot be reduced, consider using a computer hood.

If you wear glasses, purchase lenses with anti-reflective (AR) coating. AR coating reduces glare by minimizing the amount of light reflecting off the front and back surfaces of your eyeglass lenses.

If your older monitor is causing computer eye strain, replace it with a flat-panel LCD screen that is easier on the eyes.

4. Upgrade your display

If you have not already done so, replace your old tube-style monitor (called a cathode ray tube or CRT) with a flat-panel liquid crystal display (LCD), like those on laptop computers.

LCD screens are easier on the eyes and usually have an anti-reflective surface. Old-fashioned CRT screens can cause a noticeable 'flicker' of images, which is a major cause of computer eyestrain. Even if this flicker is imperceptible, it still can contribute to eye strain and fatigue during computer work.

Complications due to flicker are even more likely if the refresh rate of the monitor is less than 75 hertz (Hz). If you must use a CRT at work, adjust the display settings to the highest possible refresh rate.

When choosing a new flat panel display, select a screen with the highest resolution possible. Resolution is related to the 'dot pitch' of the display. Generally, displays with a lower dot pitch have sharper images. Choose a display with a dot pitch of .28 mm or smaller.

Flicker is not an issue with LCD screens, since the brightness of pixels on the display are controlled by a 'backlight' that typically operates at 200 Hz.

If you see a lower refresh rate (e.g. 60 Hz) noted on an LCD screen, don't worry - this refers to how often a new image is received from the video card, not how often the pixel brightness of the display is updated, and this function typically is not associated with eye strain.

Finally, choose a relatively large display. For a desktop computer, select a display that has a diagonal screen size of at least 19 inches.

5. Adjust your computer display settings

Adjusting the display settings of your computer can help reduce eye strain and fatigue. Generally, these adjustments are beneficial:

Brightness.: Adjust the brightness of the display so it's approximately the same as the brightness of your surrounding workstation. As a test, look at the white background of this Web page. If it looks like a light source, it's too bright. If it seems dull and gray, it may be too dark.

Text size and contrast.: Adjust the text size and contrast for comfort, especially when reading or composing long documents. Usually, black print on a white background is the best combination for comfort.

Color temperature.: This is a technical term used to describe the spectrum of visible light emitted by a color display. Blue light is short-wavelength visible light that is associated with more eye strain than longer wavelength hues, such as orange and red. Reducing the color temperature of your display lowers the amount of blue light emitted by a color display for better long-term viewing comfort.

For computers running on a Microsoft Windows operating system, display settings can be adjusted in Control Panel. For an Apple computer, display settings are found in Systems Preferences (in the Applications folder in Finder).

In some cases, the color temperature of a desktop computer monitor is adjusted on the display itself.

6. Blink more often

Blinking is very important when working at a computer; blinking moistens your eyes to prevent dryness and irritation.

When working at a computer, people blink less frequently - about one-third as often as they normally do - and many blinks performed during computer work are only partial lid closures, according to studies.

Tears coating the eye evaporate more rapidly during long non-blinking phases and this can cause dry eyes. Also, the air in many office environments is dry, which can increase how quickly your tears evaporate, placing you at greater risk for dry eye problems.

If you experience dry eye symptoms, ask your eye doctor about artificial tears for use during the day.

By the way, don't confuse lubricating eye drops with the drops formulated to 'get the red out.' The latter can indeed make your eyes look better - they contain ingredients that reduce the size of blood vessels on the surface of your eyes to 'whiten' them. But they are not necessarily formulated to reduce dryness and irritation.

To reduce your risk of dry eyes during computer use, try this exercise: Every 20 minutes, blink 10 times by closing your eyes as if falling asleep (very slowly). This will help rewet your eyes.

To ease eye strain, make sure you use good lighting and sit at a proper distance from the computer screen.

7. Exercise your eyes

Another cause of computer eyestrain is focusing fatigue. To reduce your risk of tiring your eyes by constantly focusing on your screen, look away from your computer at least every 20 minutes and gaze at a distant object (at least 20 feet away) for at least 20 seconds. Some eye doctors call this the '20-20-20 rule.' Looking far away relaxes the focusing muscle inside the eye to reduce fatigue.

Another exercise is to look far away at an object for 10-15 seconds, then gaze at something up close for 10-15 seconds. Then look back at the distant object. Do this 10 times.

This exercise reduces the risk of your eyes' focusing ability to 'lock up' (a condition called accommodative spasm) after prolonged computer work.

Both of these exercises will reduce your risk of computer eye strain. Also, remember to blink frequently during the exercises to reduce your risk of computer-related dry eye.

8. Take frequent breaks

To reduce your risk for computer vision syndrome and neck, back and shoulder pain, take frequent breaks during your computer work day.

Many workers take only two 15-minute breaks from their computer throughout their work day. According to a recent NIOSH study, discomfort and eye strain were significantly reduced when computer workers took four additional five-minute 'mini-breaks' throughout their work day.

And these supplementary breaks did not reduce the workers' productivity. Data entry speed was significantly faster as a result of the extra breaks, so work output was maintained even though the workers had 20 extra minutes of break time each day.

During your computer breaks, stand up, move about and stretch your arms, legs, back, neck and shoulders to reduce tension and muscle fatigue.

Check your local bookstore or consult your fitness club for suggestions on developing a quick sequence of exercises you can perform during your breaks and after work to reduce tension in your arms, neck, shoulders and back.

9. Modify your workstation

If you need to look back and forth between a printed page and your computer screen, this can cause eye strain. Place written pages on a copy stand adjacent to the monitor.

Light the copy stand properly. You may want to use a desk lamp, but make sure it doesn't shine into your eyes or onto your computer screen.

Improper posture during computer work also contributes to computer vision syndrome. Adjust your workstation and chair to the correct height.

Purchase ergonomic furniture to enable you to position your computer screen 20 to 24 inches from your eyes. The center of your screen should be about 10 to 15 degrees below your eyes for comfortable positioning of your head and neck.

10. Consider computer eyewear

For the greatest comfort at your computer, you might benefit from having your eye care professional modify your eyeglasses prescription to create customized computer glasses. This is especially true if you normally wear contact lenses, which may become dry and uncomfortable during sustained computer work.

Computer glasses also are a good choice if you wear bifocals or progressive lenses, because these lenses generally are not optimal for the distance to your computer screen.

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I think I have allergy problem 4 days in a week I am suffering from cold specially sneezing a lot I showed drs they told me its an allergy so there is no any treatment for allergy, it happens mostly when I am in front of fan or if I am in ac room. So please is there any suggestion for me? Is it real there is no treatment for allergy? Thanks for your reply.

MD (AIIMS), Clinical Fellow,Skin Oncology(New England Medical Centre & Boston University,USA), Clinical Fellow.Photomedicine(Mass.Gen.Hospital,Harvard Medical School,USA), Clinical Fellow,Laser Surgery(Mass.Gen Hospital,Harvard Medical School,USA)
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I think I have allergy problem 4 days in a week I am suffering from cold specially sneezing a lot I showed drs they t...
Just like with asthma, which is also allergic reaction in the lungs, your nose is also reacting to allergen in the environment. Your ent, skin or allergy specialist will keep this under control. It is true you will require some simple medicines in some seasons. You should not get alarmed by this minor problem.
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I am 16 years old and I have a childhood problem in a right eye. So I can't see. Proper with right eye. I even don't know what is wrong with it?

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
I am  16 years old and I have  a  childhood problem in a right  eye.
So I can't  see. Proper with right eye. I even d...
Get your refraction done and wear spectacles eat green veggies. Carrots. Strain less your eyes. Relax your eyes in between work. Blink regularily if working for long time on computer. Lower the brightness of your screen. Work under adequately illuminated conditions. If needed wear corrective spectacles. These r few things you can take care of. Otherwise as such no options available which wd increases your eyesight. Get your fundus examined too if vision does not improve with glasses.
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I am 34 years, I have work on laptop/ mobile. I am healthy. I am using specs of -0.5 only from last 3 years. Now a days on and off I feel my head like spins and its for few seconds, then it gets normal. Is it related to my eyes number increased or something else?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I am 34 years, I have work on laptop/ mobile. I am healthy. I am using specs of -0.5 only from last 3 years. Now a da...
Prolonged working on laptop/tv/mobile 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 a. Headaches b blurred vision c. Neck pain d redness in the eyes e. Eye strain f dry eyes these symptoms can be further aggravated by improper lighting conditions. Measures to reduce this include 1. Work under proper light. 2. Blink a lot. 3. Cold compresses 4. Use good lubricating eyedrop. 5. Use antiglare glasses.
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I am having frequent Tingling, burning and vibrating sensation all over the body. No pain is present. Its very frequent and irritating. I too have little pressure or uncomfortness in eyes with Headache (mostly present in whole right portion of head or temples and forehead. I have Cervical Spondylitis. I am 23 years age. What's going on I can't understand. What can it be?

DNB Ophtalmology, MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
I am having frequent Tingling, burning and vibrating sensation all over the body.
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It can sometimes be due to micronutrient deficiency. .vitamin B12 is frequently reported low levels. Consult a physician for the same.
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My eyes are red from past 3 days, what is the problem? how to get rid of this?

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist,
My eyes are red  from past 3 days, what is the problem? how to get rid of this?
Use a good lubricating eye drop 3 times a day and cold compresses 3 times a day with ice pack. If you have pain and sticky discharge also with redness then it could b due to infection or eye flu for which I can't prescribe you any medicine here as per the site rules.
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I have pain in my eyes very hard what can I do I take medicine but still pain is there can you give me any good medicine to my eyes I have very pain tell me please what can I do this is very hard to handle it my eyes give me rlp kk.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have pain in my eyes very hard what can I do I take medicine but still pain is there can you give me any good medic...
MANY CAUSES OF PAIN in eye. one need to ascertain that it is not vision threatening. you need to show it to nearby eye specialist to rule our any vision threatening problem ,it could be mere glasses power or conjunctivitis. but better get it checked
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I am a student. I am readings The books every Day. I feel very headache. I want to take the medicine. But no use. What my problem.

DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Jaipur
I am a student. I am readings The books every Day. I feel very headache. I want to take the medicine. But no use. Wha...
You might b suffering from convergence weakness. This is one possibility, you can try pencil pushups.
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I also had eyes problem that all the time it get etching. Which makes me irritated. Plzzz suggest me to resolve this.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I also had eyes problem that all the time it get etching. Which makes me irritated. Plzzz suggest me to resolve this.
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
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Hello I am wearing number glasses for the last 6 years but there is no improvement in my eye sight , suggest me some tips.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Hello I am wearing number glasses for the last 6 years but there is no improvement in my eye sight , suggest me some ...
There is no medication or food or exercise for improving eyesight or to get rid of glasses. If not interested in glasses then you can try a. Contact lens b. Lasik laser your number will not increase now whether you wear glasses or not as number becomes stable at age of 18-20 yrs. Having said that I advise you to eat balanced diet including green vegetables and seasonal fruits for keeping eyes and body healthy. As you are not comfortable with contact lens then go for lasik. Lasik is a very easy and painless procedure. If you want to get rid of glasses then go for lasik.
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Which contact lens are good for 24 hour usage. please tell me.?

MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist,
Which contact lens are good for 24 hour usage. please tell me.?
No contact lens are good for 24hr usage. If at all you must use them then you go for daily wear contacts acuvue moist from johnson and johnson.
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I feel small stress in my eyes. This is the winter season in Dubai. Should I take any medicine. Please advice me any exercise which reduce my eyes stress.

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Homeopath, Lucknow
I feel small stress in my eyes. This is the winter season in Dubai. Should I take any medicine. Please advice me any ...
Mr. Lybrate-user just focus at tip of your finger placed about 1feet away from your eyes then gradually bring your hand towards your eyes very close about 5 cm and hold for 5 sec then while looking at your finger tip get it back away from your face. Repeat this exercise 5 to 6 times morning and evening to reduce stress.
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A week ago my eyes are red due to infection. Now My eyes become normal but there is difficult to read letters in bright light there is some blur in letter. So I prefer low light to read. What should I do?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
A week ago my eyes are red due to infection. Now My eyes become normal but there is difficult to read letters in brig...
Hello I think you mush have got corneal scars in eyes due to conjunctivitis. Kindly consult local ophthalmologist.
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