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Dr. A.f.selvam

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. A.f.selvam Ophthalmologist, Chennai
300 at clinic
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FVRS, DNB Ophthalmology, MS Ophthalmology, MBBS, FICO
Ophthalmologist, Chennai
Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye problem that can be caused by either type 1 or type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Retinopathy occurs when diabetes damages the tiny blood vessels in the retina. The weakened blood vessels may leak fluid and blood.

Who are at risk for developing diabetic retinopathy?

Those with poorly controlled blood sugar levels are at a high risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. In addition, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, anemia, kidney disease and pregnancy can all place a patient at greater risk of suffering from diabetic eye disease.

How frequently should I get my eye examined?

If you have diabetes, you should get a yearly examination by your ophthalmologist. Once you develop diabetic retinopathy, your ophthalmologist may advise further investigations or treatment. A periodic follow up as advised by your ophthalmologist is mandatory. The frequency of these follow up visits is decided based on the severity of the disease.

What are the symptoms of diabetic retinopathy?

There may be no symptoms in the early stages, especially when the central portion of the retina is not involved. As the retinopathy progresses, you may have:

- Blurred vision.
- Floaters, which can look like black spots, little threads, or cobwebs.
- Bleeding in the eye causing sudden loss of vision.
- Temporary or permanent loss of vision.
- Pain is not a common feature of the disease.
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Hi, I'm 21 years old, I use mobile phone very much, and also there is too much dust in the city, I feel burning sensation in my eyes, and due to this without my knowledge my eyes blinks repeatedly, I took ocurest eye drop from pharmacist. Is this a good way?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
Hi, I'm 21 years old, I use mobile phone very much, and also there is too much dust in the city, I feel burning sensa...
Here are seven super quick and easy ways to give your eyes a break during your all those smartphone marathon sessions. 1. Blink, blink and blink again. Blinking often (and for more than a second) keeps your eyes moist and reduces dryness and irritation. We tend blink about a third less than we normally would when we stare at our smartphone screens, which starves our poor peepers of protective tears. Keep your eyes wet by blinking about 10 times every 20 minutes or so and you should be good to go. 2. Minimize glare. Unless you have a smartphone equipped with anti-glare Corning Gorilla Glass or use a matte screen protector film, you’re probably coping with a fair amount of annoying reflective glare. 3. Take breaks. Follow 20-20-20 rule. The concept is to take a break from looking at your screen every 20 minutes for 20 seconds while looking at something 20 feet away. Doing so relaxes your eye muscles 4. Adjust your brightness. Having your screen too bright or too dark stresses your eyes out and can cause problems maintaining focus. To eliminate either issue in about a matter of seconds, simply go into your smartphone settings and adjust your screen brightness so it’s about the same as the light level in the environment around you 5. Tweak your text size and contrast. Adjusting your smartphone text contrast and size also provides a little much-needed relief. 6. Keep a clean screen. Routinely wipe down your smartphone screen with a dry (not wet!) cleaning cloth to remove distracting dust, grime, smudges and fingerprints. 7. Hold your smartphone farther away. Try holding yours at least 16 to 18 inches away from your eyes to give your eyes a break. you can continue that drop for 7 days.
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I am 25 years old and I have eye problem at the time of study. What can I do to relief in pain of my eyes.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I am 25 years old and I have eye problem at the time of study. What can I do to relief in pain of my eyes.
do refraction test for your eyes. use refresh ryr drop one drop 3 times daily for 7 days. it will help you.
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After sitting for a long time n then I suddenly get up that time my eyesight goes off n I can't stand why is it so?

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology
Psychologist, Palakkad
After sitting for a long time n then I suddenly get up that time my eyesight goes off n I can't stand why is it so?
Dizziness or light-headedness when standing up occurs as a result of abnormal blood pressure regulation. Normally, when people stand, gravity causes blood to pool in the veins of the legs and trunk. This pooling lowers the blood pressure and the amount of blood the heart pumps to the brain. This is common and there is nothing to worry. Take care.
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I have a weak eyesight bt I use my specks only for reading I dnt like to wear spectacles I lost my vision during pregnancy 10 years back.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have a weak eyesight bt I use my specks only for reading I dnt like to wear spectacles I lost my vision during preg...
Hello You have not clearly explained your problem use glasses as recommended by doctor for clear vision
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LASIK Lasers- A Double Edged Sword, Myths About Them

MBBS, DOMS, MS - Ophthalmology, , Fellowship in phacoemusification
Ophthalmologist, Patna
LASIK Lasers- A Double Edged Sword, Myths About Them

Considering lasik lasers (for eye glass removal) for their eye glass removal. One must read this as it has some serious implications/complications if done in haste.

There are lot of benefits by being myopic (eye power less than -3 d) and disadvantages in going for lasik laser in young age with low eye power.

You may never need glasses after 40 years (presbyopia) of age for reading if you use glasses or contact lens now instead of getting your glasses removed by lasik lasers (for powers less than - 3d and around -3d) but after lasers you may need the same so going for laser may keep you free from glass for roughly 15 to 20 years only. The myopia can come back even after lasik surgery.

There are variety of complications with lasik lasers like glare, halo and problem in colour contrast, dry eyes, problem in night vision, serious complications like corneal ectasia (may need corneal transplant) although advancement in lasers has minimized these issues still one should refrain from it since the percentage of side effects are highly underplayed

 The disadvantages according to my experience outweighs the benefits in young age for those with low myopia (-3d) and considering the risks involved and amount of side effects associated with it which are highly under reported by the doctor.

Lasik operated emmetropic (having normal eye power) are not allowed in airforce, railways and army.

If you are young and advised for lasik in haste without giving due consideration about thickness of cornea, it may result in complications after 5 years and can affect rest of your life.

If you are having high eye power (more than -3d) then there are various issue which should be taken in consideration.

 First and foremost, the corneal (outer membrane for eye) thickness must be measured by pachymetry. Indians have a thinner cornea around 400 to 450 micron as compared to western population (around 600 micron). 

The critical thickness of cornea must be above 300 micron even after lasik lasers to avoid/minimize future complications. 

Since laser burns the cornea, for removing every 1d of eye power, there is a reduction in 35 micron thickness in cornea.

 Indians with average thickness of 400 to 450 micron thickness can only go upto 35*5= 175 micron reduction to ensure that their corneal thickness remains above crucial thickness of 300 micron.

 So patients are advised to take a independent opinion from a experienced ophthalmologist preferably before going for lasik laser since procedure done on wrongly selected patient can lead to life long complication for the patient.

One can use contact lenses which have become quite advanced with time, if one does not want glasses. All that glitters is not gold and not every side effect can be predicted.

Ref- http:/www.lasikcomplications.com.
Consult online/take a second opinion on www. Lybrate. Com/arjunkumarsingh.

Doctor has done 50000 eye surgeries and has pioneered phaco surgery in undivided bihar in 1995 and was the second person to start phacoemusifications in eastern india.

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Hi there my name is aman arora from allallahabad. My problem is that I have feel some times pain my eyes specially when i ride bike there are some water flows from res.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi there my name is aman arora from allallahabad.
My problem is that I have feel some times pain my eyes specially wh...
Hello, you may be experiencing eye pain for several reasons. Eye infection, dust, allergies, cysts, injury, dry eyes, irritation from contact lens or discomfort in eyes due to long or any other underlying problem like migraine, stye or glaucoma. Eye pain occurs either on eye surface or within the eye. Where exactly are you experiencing the discomfort? is there also any associated watering or discharge? you may also consider to get your eye power checked and a though eye checkup. Please visit an eye doctor and get your eyes checked. Use cmd2 eye drops, 2 drop in each eye twice daily. Use glasses when ever you ride the bike.
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I have red eyes and headache for over three days. What should I do doctor. Help me out.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have red eyes and headache for over three days. What should I do doctor. Help me out.
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 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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I am 28 year old male. I have low eye sight in my both eyes [L: -13.50 Syl 1.75 R: -11: 00 Syl 1.00]. I consulted about this to the doctor. The doctor advised me for ICL. I have a few question in my mind before operating ICL. 1. Is it for life time? 2. What is the success percentage in India? 3. After ICL operation doctors give some precautions to the patient, but my question is here that this is only precautions I have to taken or this is for life time? What is your suggest about ICL.

Spl. Phaco & Lasik Surgery, MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
I am 28 year old male. I have low eye sight in my both eyes [L: -13.50 Syl 1.75 R: -11: 00 Syl 1.00]. I consulted abo...
Hi lybrate-user you have a high power and please get your retina checked, prior to any procedure, yes i'cll or ipcl is safe and thus procedure for people like you. Sharp sight centre group of eye hospitals is one of highest standards and volume in ipcl/icl surgery and have very happy patient outcome record.
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My hed is paining from last twenty days and I am not able to sleep well sometimes and sometimes eyes are ger reddark.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My hed is paining from last twenty days and I am not able to sleep well sometimes and sometimes eyes are ger reddark.
Homoeopathic medicine alpha ts (wilmar schwabe india) drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily- passiflora q (wilmar schwabe india) drink 30 drops daily night 30 minutes before sleep in 20 ml fresh water report after 15 days do bramari pranayam daily for 15 minutes.
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My eyes getting red after wake up from sleep And also feel pain sometimes and become sensitive to light This is happening from 3 weeks What should I do?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My eyes getting red after wake up from sleep
And also feel pain sometimes and become sensitive to light
This is happe...
Hello this may be due to dryness you can 1. Blink a lot 2. Wash eyes with fresh water 3. Cold compresses 4. Use lubricating eye drop like flogel This is a provisional diagnosis. Consult your ophthalmologist for detailed examination.
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After CRT use of 1 year , the eye power will reduce or not? My eye power is -1.75D.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
After CRT use of 1 year , the eye power will reduce or not? My eye power is -1.75D.
There is no medication or food for improving eyesight or to get rid of glasses. If not interested in glasses then you can try a. Contact lens b. Lasik laser as your age is now 22 years so 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.
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Hi, I am not getting enough sleep, even doing exercise following good diet. Can Yoga be helpful for this issue. Please suggest your expert opinions which can help me to have proper sleep and healthier life. FYI I am working on computers for 8 hours daily. Doing exercise for 1.5 hours daily.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, I am not getting enough sleep, even doing exercise following good diet.
Can Yoga be helpful for this issue. Pleas...
Hello , having good diet and daily exercises is very good for health. Use CMD2 eye drops , 2 drop in each eye twice daily and take Kali phos 6x , 5 tabs twice daily. Revert me after 7 days.
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I have red eyes from 2 days and when I close my eye it paining and I cant sleep also what can I do.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I have red eyes from 2 days and when I close my eye it paining and I cant sleep also what can I do.
avoid day time sleep, avoid tea, coffee, cola in late evening and after. take balanced diet. avoid stress.
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I am 31 years old. I usually work in front of computer. During evening my eyes started to pain .moreover my back started to pain. What should I do?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I am 31 years old. I usually work in front of computer. During evening my eyes started to pain .moreover my back star...
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 sometimes watery 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.
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Sir, I am a boy , 15 years, sir I am wearing specs the powers are 1 and 0 . 75. Sir how I can naturally improve my eye sight an get rid of specs.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Sir, I am a boy , 15 years, sir I am wearing specs the powers are 1 and 0 . 75. Sir how I can naturally improve my ey...
Hello, get your eyes tested from an opthalmologist. Include the following for getting better vision: vitamins a, c, e, and minerals like copper and zinc are essential to eyesight. Get the antioxidants from dark leafy greens, egg yolks, yellow peppers, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and carrots. Include garlic and onions. Blueberries, grapes as they have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help improve your vision. Dha is a fatty acid found in coldwater fish like salmon, sardines and mackerel. Exercises for strengthening eye muscles: -begin by partially closing your eyes; the lids should only be halfway shut. After holding for 10-15 seconds, close your eyes very slowly. Take a few deep breaths to increase oxygen in the blood. -warm your eyes. Rub your palms together to create heat, and then place them against your eyes for five seconds. Repeat this three times. -hold a pen at arm's length. Focus your gaze on the tip of the pen. Bring the pen closer to your nose at a slow and steady pace. Repeat this exercise 5-10 times. -concentrate your vision on the tip of your nose. Then shift your gaze to an object further away, either at arm's length or 20 feet away. Then shift your eyes back to the tip of your nose. Repeat this exercise 10 times. -sit in a relaxed but upright position. Begin by look to the left-most position (without moving your head) and hold to stretch your eye muscles. Hold for 5 counts. Blink and return your gaze back to look straight in front of you. Then look to the right-most position with your gaze and hold for 5 counts. Repeat 3 times, blinking between each hold. Then, repeat this exercise looking up and then down. Do not forget about blinking. -sit in a relaxed but upright position. Look up and to your right for 5 seconds. Return your gaze to center. Look up to and to your left for 5 seconds. Return your gaze to center. Look down and to your right for 5 seconds. Return your gaze to center. Look down and to your left for 5 seconds. Insufficient sleep may weaken your vision, so shoot for 8 hours of sound sleep a night. Rest your eyes 10 minutes for every 50 minutes spent reading or in front of the computer. If your eyes feel overly tired, lie down and place cooling cucumber slices over your eyelids. Medication: take homoeopathic medicine which will help you in preventing first and then reducing the power of your eyes (if the eye power is less). Take physostigma 6/ thrice daily for 4-6 months and instill euphrasia eye drops twice a day. Thereafter, revert back for further guidance.
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I have farsightedness. Is there a chance that my baby also get same problem in future. If yes then what precautions should I take.in my family nobody has eye problem except me.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have farsightedness. Is there a chance that my baby also get same problem in future. If yes then what precautions s...
hello yes, it is poosible that your baby also become myopic i am sorry there is nothing much that you can do....you can encourage your child to involve in distance activities and limit near work
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I am 24 and am facing this problem since 7-8 years. It has completely ruined my life. Few days back I found this link and got some relief as I come to know that there are many people like me. Please go through this link https://www. Mentalhelp. Net/advice/unable-to-keep-eye-contact/, so that you can understand my problem and can help me out in overcoming it. I need a good Dr. with experience in such issues in Bangalore.

AUTLS, CCEDM, MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am 24 and am facing this problem since 7-8 years. It has completely ruined my life. Few days back I found this link...
this is social phobia...Social phobia essentially involves painful symptoms of anxiety that occur in relation to particular social events. Common forms of social phobia have to do with anxiety around dating, or anxiety around public speaking, but there are many people who qualify for the diagnosis with a more general report of anxiety in diverse social interactions. I can’t know that this is your specific problem, but I can say that it’s something you might want to ask a psychologist or psychiatrist to consider when evaluating you for this difficulty. Your choice of visiting a psychologist or psychiatrist is significant in regard to the treatment for this problem. Social Phobia is very treatable in general, but a psychiatrist will most likely treat with anti-anxiety medications and a psychologist with Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety. In choosing between the two, I’d say the average person is better off with CBT as it has no side-effects, uses no drugs you could get addicted to, and tends to have a longer lasting effect when the therapy ends. Good luck.
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My eyes are itching so much while I am reading.. Is there any solution to come out of this problem. Please give me a solution I am suffering a lot.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My eyes are itching so much while I am reading.. Is there any solution to come out of this problem. Please give me a ...
Hello. I think you have allergic conjunctivitis. 1. Eye allergies, called allergic conjunctivitis, are a common condition that occurs when the eyes react to something that irritates them (called an allergen). 2. The eyes produce a substance called histamine to fight off the allergen. As a result, the eyelids and conjunctiva (the thin, filmy membrane that covers the inside of your eyelids) become red, swollen and itchy, with tearing and burning. The key to treating eye allergies is a. Avoid or limit contact with the substance causing the problem. B. Avoid rubbing eyes instead do cold compresses. Use antiallergic eyedrop along with lubricating eyedrop. This will help you I am very sorry dear to say that there is no medicine that can cure allergy. Only way is to stay away from all those things that you are allergic to.
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