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Dr. Umah Venugopal

Ophthalmologist, Bangalore

Dr. Umah Venugopal Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
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Dr. Umah Venugopal is one of the best Ophthalmologists in Koramangala, Bangalore. She is currently practising at Vasan Eye Care in Koramangala, Bangalore. Book an appointment online with Dr. Umah Venugopal on Lybrate.com.

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Does Smoking Put Your Sight at Risk?

Cornea Cataract & Lasik
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Does Smoking Put Your Sight at Risk?

If you thought smoking was causing damage to only your lungs, thing again. Your eyesight, one of your most valuable possessions, is at high risk of damage because of your bad habit.
The damage done to your eyes by cigarettes happens from two sources; the toxic smoke that hangs in the air which surrounds you as you puff on the cigarettes and 4000 odd toxic substances that enter your bloodstream once you smoke. In extreme cases, smoking also causes loss in vision.

Here is a list of eye disorders and diseases, which can be caused due to smoking:

  1. Macular degeneration: The risk of developing Age-related Macular Degeneration is there for people above the age of fifty. In case of smokers, the chance of developing AMD is three times more than in nonsmokers. It has been proven that smokers develop the chance of AMD ten years prior to non smokers.
  2. Cataract: This process involves the clouding of the lens inside the eye. Cataract develops with old age, usually. The risk of developing early cataract is common among smokers, who are twice at risk of cataract than non smokers. The effect of the cataract in the case of smokers is more severe.
  3. Glaucoma: Glaucoma is the eye disorder where the death of nerve fiber layer behind our eyes takes place, and that results in loss of vision. The increase in pressure within the eyes leads to glaucoma. Smoking enhances the pressure in your eyes, and so smokers are at a potential risk of acquiring this disease.
  4. Diabetic eye diseases: A number of eye diseases are accompanied with diabetes. This can result in blindness when left ignored or not paid attention to in severe cases. Diabetic patients who are smokers are three times more at a risk of eye diseases associated with diabetes.
  5. Optic neuropathy: This eye disease causes sudden loss of vision to the eyes without any pain. It happens due to the disrupted flow of blood in the arteries of the eyes. Smokers are 16 times more at a risk of developing optic neuropathy at an earlier age.
  6. Thyroid associated eye diseases: Patients having thyroid issues or Grave's disease have disorders in their vision. Grave's disease patients who smoke tobacco are likely to develop severe eye diseases associated with the thyroid.
  7. Dry eye: Smoking causes irritation to the eyes and affects the tear film of the eye. Smokers and passive smokers are likely to develop dry eye disorders. Smoking causes a lot of eye diseases and disorders, and smokers are at a higher risk of acquiring eye diseases than non smokers.
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I am 25 years old and I want use lens for my eyes because my eye sight is not good days whyy but its any side affect for lens in my future life tell the ans.

DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Jaipur
I am 25 years old and I want use lens for my eyes because my eye sight is not good days whyy but its any side affect ...
Lenses are good option but h have to b really careful while using them, always clear them with solution provided with them before using.
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My child aged 6 years is having retina eye problem. Everything is ok, but he can't read from certain distance. All tests have been done. But, even erg test also failed to diagnose exact problem. But it has been diagnosed as retina problem. Probably small retina. It has been suggested another test scanning after 6 months. Is there any remedy for retina problems.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
Treatment depends on the diagnosis. You go with the advice of the treating doctor.. Or send the reports to me for advice. Which other test is advised > tell me privately option.
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I have eye problem. Not seen clear at far dist. I consult to doctor .but he says to wearing glass .so suggest me to increase my eye vision.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), modern diagnostics
Ayurveda,
I have eye problem. Not seen clear at far dist. I consult to doctor .but he says to wearing glass .so suggest me to i...
Ayurveda therapies and medications could help improve your quality of vision and strengthen your eyes gradually
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I m a 21 years old male. I am wearing power glasses from my age 9. How to improve my vision.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I m a 21 years old male. I am wearing power glasses from my age 9. How to improve my vision.
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
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I am 17 years old and my eyes sometime got red while reading or doing any thing. I have a power lens -2.5. What is its cure.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 17 years old and my eyes sometime got red while reading or doing any thing. I have a power lens -2.5. What is it...
Eyes get red due to Straining of eyes.It can be annoying, but it tends to disappear with rest. Although it’s not often a serious condition, eye strain could be a symptom of an underlying problem. Eye strain is known to cause fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and headaches Eye strain may lead to other problems, such as: • Headaches • Difficulty Concentrating • Irritability • Burning Sensation • Watery Eyes • Dry Eyes • Photophobia • Eye Pain The first thing you can do is change your environment and work habits. By doing this you can relieve the pain without spending money on treatment. If you work on the computer, try taking more eye breaks by looking down the hall or out the window, or by closing your eyes for thirty seconds. You should get your eyes checked at least once a year, especially as you grow older. Routine eye exams give you the opportunity to discuss with your Eye Specialist any issues you may be having, and they may enable you to catch any problems in their early stages. Age Frequency 0 to 6 months Minimum of once a year 6 months to 18 years Every 2 – 4 years 19 to 39 years Every 3 – 5 years 40 to 64 years Every 2 – 4 years 65 and older Every 1 – 2 years If you spend a lot of time sitting in front of a computer or reading, you may need prescription glasses solely for those activities. If you work on a computer, taking eye breaks for five minutes every hour can lessen the strain on your eyes. Simply closing your eyes for a few moments can also do wonders. Try standing up, moving around, or taking a short walk to help regain concentration.Regular eye exercises that involve focusing on different distances can help prevent future straining. Blink often. Blinking refreshes and replenishes your eyes naturally.If you are having trouble with blinking due to the dryness of your eyes, try using Homoeopathic CINELUBE EYEDROPS ( HAPDCO) 3 times daily.
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My daughter is now 6year 3 months . She is face eye elargy problem last 2 years . So how to solve this problem please suggest me.

MD - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
Eye allergy can be easily treated with regular use of eye drops. Avoid allergens, esp the house mites and pollen. Dont rub the eyes. Consult a good eye specialist.
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I have red eyes for 3days what I have to do to decrease that and I had a small mark in the left of my eye from couple of days and I am getting the Head heak I think for that above mentioned reason I getting the Head heak how can I control this.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have red eyes for 3days what I have to do to decrease that and I had a small mark in the left of my eye from couple...
For pain take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Take a flow of steam (of plain water only ) over the forehead through a crescent steam inhaler, eight hourly
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Up in the morning with a swollen right upper eyelid and cheeks on right side only. No pain or discomfort in the eye. Went to a doc he gave me the following Ivepred, LCZ, Topicid and asked to avoid sunlight. I have never had this no asthma what could this be? Some home remedies he suggested none. I had home cooked fish last night and I hv had that before. Could it be a good allergy I also had sprouts. I have never reacted to fish I also got henna done in my hair though not the first time yesterday!

M.D.(A.M.), BAMS
General Physician, Gurgaon
Up in the morning with a swollen right upper eyelid and cheeks on right side only. No pain or discomfort in the eye. ...
Just take steam for at least 15 minutes twice a day. I guess you might b fit. You r suffering from a sort of allergy due to any eatable or any other thing. Th secretion caused by allergy got collected in your sinuses to cause swelling n might b headache also.
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My eye power is -9 what will I do to get my eye power back And I want to take lens of such high power what does it costs?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
My eye power is -9 what will I do to get my eye power back And I want to take lens of such high power what does it co...
unfortunately there are no natural medications to remove spectacles permanently. you can either try contact lenses or plan for refractive lasik laser surgery contact lenses is good option . costs depends on company ,, you will have to visit contact lens specialist for that
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Sir or mam I have a certain unwanted fat on face and if I goes on defatting it through cosmetic surgery then for some time or some months it will be ok and when again due to some time face again got fatty then fattnes would again come over there is this right of right then how to rid of it please advice me sir mam my weight is 58 right now I am worried when I will got 70 then sir fatness would come and again condition would be same as earlier.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Mumbai
Sir or mam I have a certain unwanted fat on face and if I goes on defatting it through cosmetic surgery then for some...
Do not burn the goods in your godown restrict in manufacturing. That is possible with ayurvedic medicine. You can start with khadirarstha 10 ml + mahamanjisthadi 10 ml + water 20 ml after lunch & dinner.
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I have an red eye over an 10 days! And little bi pain in it. What should I will do for it please help me doctor?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have an red eye over an 10 days! And little bi pain in it. What should I will do for it please help me doctor?
It could be due to conjunctivitis 1. Wash your eyes frequently 2. You have to take a course of antibiotic and use eye drop after consulting eye specialist.
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How to increase eye power. Which food increase eye power. How to protect eye by sun.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
How to increase eye power. Which food increase eye power. How to protect eye by sun.
Diet for EYESIGHT Lutein and zeaxanthin are both important nutrients for eye health,6 as both of them are found in high concentrations in your macula—the small central part of your retina responsible for detailed central vision. More specifically, lutein is also found in your macular pigment – known for helping to protect your central vision and aid in blue light absorption—and zeaxanthin is found in your retina.Estimated daily dose of lutein is 10 mg per day, and at 2 mg/day for zeaxanthin. Both lutein and zeaxanthin are primarily found in green leafy vegetables, although zeaxanthin is far scarcer than lutein. Kale and spinach are two of the most lutein-rich foods, but you'll also find it in carrots, squash, and other orange and yellow fruits and vegetables. Both lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids called xanthophylls, which give plants and vegetables their yellow-orange color, and the name "lutein" comes from the Latin word "luteus," which means "yellow." If you remember this, it may help you pick out vegetables that are likely to contain higher amounts of these two nutrients. Egg yolk is another source of both lutein and zeaxanthin that is well absorbed by your body Most of the dark green leafy vegetables, previously recommended for a higher intake of lutein and zeaxanthin, have 15-47 percent of lutein, but a very low content (0-3 percent) of zeaxanthin. study shows that fruits and vegetables of various colors can be consumed to increase dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthi It is also important to note that lutein is an oil-soluble nutrient, so if you eat the vegetables without some oil or butter your body can't absorb the lutein. Adding a little bit of healthy fat, such as olive oil, coconut oil, or raw organic butter, will maximize your lutein absorption. Lutein content in food Food Mg / serving Orange ( Raw) 0.2/1 large Egg 0.2/1 large Spinach (cooked) 20.4 / 1 cup Papaya(Raw) 0.3/1 large Turnip greens (cooked) 12.2 / 1 cup Green peas (cooked) 4.1 / 1 cup Spinach (raw) 3.7 / 1 cup Corn (cooked) 1.5 / 1 cup Broccoli (raw) 1.3 / 1 cup Broccoli (cooked) 0.8 / 1/2 cup Green beans (cooked) 0.9 / 1 cup
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My eye sight is getting low day by day what shall I do current power of my lens is -4.25 in right side.

FICO, Specialist in Cataract,Cornea and refractive surgeries , MD - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Srinagar
Normally the number gets stabilise after 18yrs, however if it is still progressing it can be due to progressive myopia or keratconus. Kindly consult ophthalmologist to rule of keratoconus.
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I'm avinash. While driving bike some dust gone in my eyes. I washed my eyes with water but something there in eyes, so pleasetell me what I have to do.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I'm avinash. While driving bike some dust gone in my eyes. I washed my eyes with water but something there in eyes, s...
Homoeopathic medicine EUPHRASIA 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 2 drops direct on tongue every 2-3 hrly EUPHRASIA EYEDROPS ( SBL ) pour into eyes 1-2 drops 3 times daily
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Sir I am having eye problem. Firstly it started from June. And I took medication from doctor then it reduced and now it started again. Before that I want to precisely state few points that before June 2016 nearly 2 years I waited for colleges from Usa and I got in November 2015 and for some constraints I dropped down. At that time I forcibly put down my sleep at 11 pm and 12 am. And for consultant of Usa colleges I used to sleep at 3 or 4 am. And I got jetlagged at 3 am to 4 am and used to wake up at 11 am in the morning. And in June I got burning sensation in my eyes because of vigorous computer browsing for colleges and replying mails and for Usa universities negotiations now I got an admission in a reputed college in hyderabad. Now the problem here is from 8 am to night 12 pm I use to sit in front of computer and after 6 pm at practice time I am getting mild eye pain and headache and I can't concentrate on studies. Please give me solution and exercise if possible and food diet as well. I am a pure vegetarian. Thanks.

MS - Ophthalmology, FRF
Ophthalmologist, Mumbai
Sir I am  having eye problem.
Firstly it started from June. And I took medication from doctor then it reduced and now...
Dear lybrate-user, we call this as computer vision syndrome. Following things you need to do (1) try to wash / splash water every 2 hourly (2) blink your eyes every half hour (3) keep your computer screen 20 degree below your eye level (4) you can use anti glare glasses (5) put lubricating eye drops (6) have proper sound sleep 6-8 hours in day (7) plenty of water and healthy diet (8) position yourself away from air condition blower in your home office or in car warm regards.
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MD - Internal Medicine
General Physician, Bangalore
Eye testing in Diabetics

Diabetes can affect any organ in the body and eyes is one of the common organ affected by Diabetes. In fact Diabetes is one of the most common cause of blindness in the world.

I have come across many patients who were diabetic and lost their eye sight due to diabetes. The sad part is the doctors treating these patients had never advised their patients to get their eye checked .

In diabetic patients the eyes gets affected very early before any symptoms ( like visual blurring ) starts . By the time symptoms develop there would have occurred extensive damage to eyes that repair may not be possible always.

So my advise to all diabetic patients is to get their eye checked atleast once a year, even if there is no eye problem . By doing this annual eye check up early detection of eye problems due to diabetes happens and thus prevents major damage to eyes.
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I am getting recurrent eye sight within 2 week gap, this is the third time I am getting an eye sight. Can it be because my eye vision has weakened? What should I do? Till now I have perfect vision.

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology, Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery
Ophthalmologist, Bikaner
I am getting recurrent eye sight within 2 week gap, this is the third time I am getting an eye sight. Can it be becau...
Get a dilated refraction done and a complete check up by an ophthalmologist. You may have hypermetropiawhich often leads to such problems. Thanks.
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I have pain in my head on one side and also there is itching in my eyes and becomes red eyes. What to do doc?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have pain in my head on one side and also there is itching in my eyes and becomes red eyes. What to do doc?
Hello, Take Belladonna 200, 3 drops, twice daily. Use Schwabe's cmd2, eye drop. instill 2 drops in each eye twice daily. Wash your eyes with cold water twice daily. Revert me after 1 week.
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