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Dr. Balakrishnan

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

Dr. Balakrishnan Ophthalmologist, Chennai
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Dr. Balakrishnan is an experienced Ophthalmologist in Saidapet, Chennai. You can meet Dr. Balakrishnan personally at Balakrishna Eye Hospital & Research Centre in Saidapet, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. Balakrishnan on Lybrate.com.

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Old No.6,New No.11, Sastri 1st Cross Street (off. Subway Road,South Usman Road) Kaveri Nagar Saidapet. Landmark: Near To Aranganathan Subway and PMK Office, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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I want to know about sight my eye sight is -1 how to solve my eye sight problem suggest me the best answer sir.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I want to know about sight my eye sight is -1 how to solve my eye sight problem suggest me the best answer sir.
unfortunately there are no natural medications to remove spectacles permanently. you can either try contact lenses or plan for refractive lasik laser surgery
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I am 30 years old my eyesight is too weak. My contact lenses number is -21 wht I have to do to increase eye vision.

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Ahmedabad
I am 30 years old my eyesight is too weak. My contact lenses number is -21 wht I have to do to increase eye vision.
After the age of 18 the numbers does not change and so does not the eye-sight. But instead of contact lenses if you go for a surgery called" clear lens exchange" then definitely the quality of vision will increase as compared to right now.
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I have red eyes. And when I drive my bike air goes in my eyes now what should I do.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have red eyes. And when I drive my bike air goes in my eyes now what should I do.
this is common phenomenon....this happens when air touches ur cornea...eyes become red and starts watering...use goggles/helmet while u drive and wash them with cold water..u can also use some lubricating eyedrop
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I am 16 years old boy I have the problem of eye the water comes out of my eyes and they becomes red.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I am 16 years old boy I have the problem of eye the water comes out of my eyes and they becomes red.
It may be due to some allergy, wash your eyes with clean water. Use refresh eye drop I drop 4 times daily. Consult again if not ok.
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Positive and negative effects of contact lenses

FICO-1, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Positive and negative effects of contact lenses

Contact lenses are one of the most convenient ways to correct vision related problems. It is easily disposable and requires the least maintenance. It might have minor side effects in the form of irritations and allergies but it requires the least time for adaptability. They help to correct nearsightedness and farsightedness along with astigmatism and age-related vision problems like presbyopia. Following are the benefits and harms of wearing contact lenses.

Positive effects of contact lenses


1. Better vision - Wearing contact lenses improves your vision to a great amount, especially peripheral vision. They are comfortable to wear and can correct both nearsightedness and farsightedness. They can cause discomfort initially but are more effective than glasses. Lenses are also available in bifocals and tints and can be worn for long periods of time.
2. Great for an active lifestyle - Glasses can be a hindrance to sports activities and can limit your peripheral vision. Lenses, on the other hand, are great for an active lifestyle as they require short adaptation period. They are easy to put and take care of and do not require a lot of maintenance on your part as it needs least cleaning.

Risks of wearing contact lenses

1. Dry eyes - Dry eyes are the most common side effects of wearing contact lenses
2. Infections - Contact lenses wearers are prone to infection of the cornea called keratitis. It can cause swelling, blurry vision and other problems due to lack of oxygen supply to the cornea. Infection can be prevented by maintaining the hygiene while wearing and taking off lenses.
3. Allergic reactions - Allergic reaction to the contact lens solution can affect your vision as it causes inflammation of the eyeballs and redness. It can also cause eyelid inflammation and limit your scope of vision.

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What activities should be done to get my eye sight to it's normal state free from spectacles?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
What activities should be done to get my eye sight to it's normal state free from spectacles?
If you want yopur eyes to be spectacle free then follow thesse 3 things 1.Eat good 2.Think good 3.Sleep good Being a homoeopath,i will advise you to undergo homoeopathic treatment if you have weak eyesight as homoeopathic medicine along with exercises and a diet plan are very effective combination for improving eyesight.consult me
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I m using spectacles since last 20 year. I want to know is LASER/basic operation is useful to me for minimize the no? It is safe?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I m using spectacles since last 20 year. I want to know is LASER/basic operation is useful to me for minimize the no?...
Hello, Yes, LASER lasik is a safe and effective for eyes. But, being a homoeopath I would suggest to take homoeopathic medicines which is very safe to take for few years before undergoing this surgery! 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 eyes: Warm your eyes. Rub your palms together to create heat, and then place them against your eyes for five seconds. Repeat this three times. Roll your eyes. Start by looking up and then slowly circle 10 times clockwise and 10 times counterclockwise. Focus. Hold a pen at arm's length, focus your eyes on it, and slowly bring the pen closer until it's about 6 inches away from your nose. Then slowly move it back, keeping your eyes focused on the pen, 10 times in all. Massage your temples. Using your thumb knuckles, massage your temples in small circles, 20 times in one direction and 20 in the other. Repeat the same actions above the mid-point of the eyebrows at the forehead, then below the eyes on both sides of the bridge of the nose. Take a mini-nap. Put your head back, close your eyes, and relax for 3 minutes. 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 rather reducing the power of your eyes. Take Physostigma 6/ thrice daily for 1 month. Thereafter, revert back for further guidance.
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Respected Sir/mam, My friend is suffering from severe Keratoconus disease is there any cure for it in low cost.

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Rewa
Respected Sir/mam, My friend is suffering from severe Keratoconus disease is there any cure for it in low cost.
Dear l u:- you r suffering from congenital keratoconus. There r 3 options to improve vision in keratoconus like specks, contact lens, corneal refractive surgery, according to your professional work.
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Dear sir I am sanjay .I'm45 years old I had my eye operation. I have very bad dag circle under my eyes. Please suggest me medicine.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Gurgaon
Dear sir I am sanjay .I'm45 years old I had my eye operation. I have very bad dag circle under my eyes. Please sugges...
Hello lybrate-user, I would recommend you For dark circles use almond oil at night leave for over night, will help fade you under eye circles. If you wants to know more or ayurveda medicine for that, contact me again.
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What is the difference between myopia and hypermettopia? Is there was any method to remove spectacles. I have -4 power: pls reply fast.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
What is the difference between myopia and hypermettopia? Is there was any method to remove spectacles. I have -4 powe...
hypermetropia means + power and myopia means having - power. unfortunately there are no natural medications to remove spectacles permanently. you can either try contact lenses or plan for refractive lasik laser surgery Lasik is a simple laser procedure which changes the shape of the cornea so that the light rays fall on the retina properly. It is a painless procedure. It is a day care procedure does not require any injections, does not require admission, you can simply resume your duties in 2 days. Cost varies from centre to centre. Side effects are usually limited to dryness of eyes for few months. We can do lasik anytime after age of 18 years. You need to undergo proper prelasik checkup to decide whether lasik is safe for you or not
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Hi, I am 20 year old male, my eyes getting irritation while reading and writing long time. What can I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi, I am 20 year old male, my eyes getting irritation while reading and writing long time. What can I do?
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. Instill euphrasia eye drops twice a day. Thereafter, revert back for further guidance.
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I have been suffering from RP problem which is the eye disease and it is from my childhood. Can anyone help me?

MD - Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
I have been suffering from RP problem which is the eye disease and it is from my childhood.  Can anyone help me?
We are working in this disease since long time and find some good result in most of the patients. As per you know rp is noncurable disease and gradually diminishes the vision until complete blindness and family history is also positive in most of the cases. Our researches show most of the case stop the regular loss of vision and up to 25-30% improvement depending upon the stages of diseases
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How do I know when my eye problem is an emergency? When should I self-treat, go to my eye doctor, or head to Emergency?

FICO-1, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
How do I know when my eye problem is an emergency? When should I self-treat, go to my eye doctor, or head to Emergency?
Eye as a general rule should never be self treated. This can lead to multitude of complications. But taking good care by wearing correct power, sunglasses, healthy diet is what you can do. Also you can wash your eyes with drinking cold water if something falls in your eye.
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I have to always sit in front of computer, what can I take prevent to take care of my eyes? I am an engineering student but I do part time job in a private company.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have to always sit in front of computer, what can I take prevent to take care of my eyes?
I am an engineering stude...
You have something called as computer vision syndrome. So take frequent breaks while you are working every 20-25 mins take break to look away from screen blink more frequently' level of screen should be below the level of eyes ac should not blow directly on your face. Also get your eyes checked for any spectacle power.
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I have problems in my eyes and consult to so many doctors. But the problem could not be cure. When I use eye drop for some days I get relief. But some times being using the eye drop. My eyes blink continues. And while doing reading or writing it blink more. Some time when I got down from the stairs I feel my eye are closing.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have problems in my eyes and consult to so many doctors. But the problem could not be cure. When I use eye drop for...
Hello lybrate-user. I think you r suffering from dry eyes. Blink a lot, do cold compresses multiple time, avoid ecposure to direct air and use good quality lubricating eye drops.
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1. Myself Gyanendra Verma, from Bareilly UP. I am suffering from backbone pain from last 3-4 months, please tell me the treatment of this disease. 2. My younger brother is suffering from fifiorytis in eyes last 3 months, please suggest the best treatment for this disease.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
1. Myself Gyanendra Verma, from Bareilly UP. I am suffering from backbone pain from last 3-4 months, please tell me t...
Apply Hot Fomentation twice daily .Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall. .Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily – lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. Bhujang Asana ? Lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily. Core Strengthening Exercises- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day.
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I have red eyes and scats on skim which sre otchinf too much can I stop then yu fghk ti.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have red eyes and scats on skim which sre otchinf too much can I stop then yu fghk ti.
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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MBBS, Diploma in Child Health
Pediatrician, Hyderabad
An hour or two is the maximum time you should allow your child to watch television, use computers, tablet devices and play video games as excessive involvement with all kinds of electronic equipments will make him obese and damage his eyesight.
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I have red eyes for a month o so. There is irritation in my eyes daily. It gets red at night mostly.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have red eyes for a month o so. There is irritation in my eyes daily. It gets red at night mostly.
.Dear lybrate user, 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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Sir my eye site reducesess day by day .i also consult my family doctor but they give me always one type tablets which not put any effect on my eye site. So you please give me medicins detail.

MBBS, DOMS, MS - Ophthalmology, , Fellowship in phacoemusification
Ophthalmologist, Patna
Sir my eye site reducesess day by day .i also consult my family doctor but they give me always one type tablets which...
you should consult ophthmologist for refraction & if prescribed any glass ,you should wear, & to keep eyes healthy ,you should take balanced diet ,plenty of green vegetables & seasonal fruits .you may take the help of yoga ,gym or swimming .you may also use lubricating eye drops 4-5 times (refresh liquigel)
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