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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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Foggy and Cloudy Vision - A Sign Of Cataract?

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Foggy and Cloudy Vision - A Sign Of Cataract?

Cataract is clouding of clear natural lens present inside the eye, this is a major cause of decreased vision in elderly. Cataracts can occur in one or both eyes, usually developing very slowly. Things look blurry, hazy, less colourful and less sharp with cataract.

Most cataracts are related to ageing, however many other factors can either increase the rate of formation or cause cataract formation. 

Causes of Cataract Formation-

  1. Ageing: Most common cause. As the proteins present in the lens of the eye degenerates over the years ( just like any other organ) cataract is formed. If you are having Diabetes or hypertension, the rate of formation gets accelerated.

  2. Radiation: Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays, especially UV-B rays, results in cataract in your eyes. Wearing sunglasses in the daytime helps in slowing down the process of cataract.

  3. Genes: Many genetic disorders can result in congenital cataract ( cataracts present since birth) or early formation. Like in Lowe syndrome or Down's syndrome. 

  4. Lifestyle Choices: Cigarette smoking, long hours of sun exposure regularly, antioxidant, poor diet etc. are responsible for the onset of cataract.

How To Detect Cataract?

Certain signs and symptoms suggest the existence of cataract in the eye. Depending on the type and level of cataract, problems in vision occurs. The main symptom is foggy cloudy vision as if seeing through a dirty glass window. 

Other Symptoms are- 

  1. inability to see clearly in bright light (during the day) which becomes better in dim light ( evening and night) and vice versa. 
  2. watery, tired eyes - mild pain in and around eyes. 
  3. yellow tinge in vision
  4. Halos around light bulbs or bright light. 

If you are experiencing above symptoms and having problems in viewing things clearly, consult an ophthalmologist and get your eyes checked.

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I m 27 yrs old female. I did lasic operation of my eyes. Before 4 years, some times suffering from headache. Is it due to lasic operation? now my eyesight is clear bt paining in head is very much.

Phaco Development Program, Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, DNB Ophtalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Mysore
Unlikely that it is due to lasik. But get your power checked by a different doctor and see if you have some residual power.
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Its about my mother of age around 40, my mother had operation of motiyabind in one eyes and then after one year (in April 2016) in other eye. What is the life of these artificial lenses? Is the operation possible again due to any reason if arises?

FICO-1, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Its about my mother of age around 40, my mother had operation of motiyabind in one eyes and then after one year (in A...
These lenses are lifelong no, you don't require same surgery again but in case of trauma or some other eye problem then your mother might require some treatment or surgery.
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Hi, Now a days am frequently getting headache on right side and my right eye is also paining. Can anyone help me to cure this and suggest me the specialist if it needs to consult. As from different reviews and articles I feel like its a tension or cluster related headache Name: Jhansi Age :26 Marital status: UnMarried Employment: working as a software professional in oracle.

DNB Ophtalmology, MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Hi, Now a days am frequently getting headache on right side and my right eye is also paining. Can anyone help me to c...
It's nice to see you r well read. Since you r a software professional with obviously high computer usage. Please read up on computer vision syndrome and computer ergonomics. Also few exercises for people with long desk hours. You may be right attributing cause to tension headaches. Stress is one of the most common cause in our times. Learning relaxation exercises, yoga, meditation, reiki, praanayama etc helps us deal more positively with stress. You should consult a physician to rule out major causes. Also an eye exam for refractive error, muscle balance dryness etc. ENT dental and cervical problems can also cause headaches. A physician will refer if required.
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I get eye boils regularly and I have consulted an eye specialist according to him it's because of uncleanliness but according to me I am quite clean.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
I get eye boils regularly and I have consulted an eye specialist according to him it's because of uncleanliness but a...
You may be maintaining your body hygiene very well but it is eye hygiene that tends to get compromised. Regular, repeated boils on the eye are due to multiple reasons. Let me enumerate them in brief fir you: (1) improper eye hygiene. (2) change in the refractive error (power) of the eye glasses. (3) systemic ailments such as diabetes, etc (4) very rarely tumor of the eye. If you have undergone a thorough assessment by an eye specialist, I a sure that the other reasons must have been checked for. Thus, it wold be better to maintain good eye hygiene using the following tips: don't take your eyes for granted! 1. Eat for good vision 2. Quit smoking 3. Wear sunglasses / helmets to shield your eyes from dust, sunlight, pollution 4. Wash your eyes 3-4 times a day 5. Look away from the computer screen at regular intervals 6. Avoid rubbing your eyes with fingers/ cloth/ shirt/ dupatta, etc.
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While riding bike something went into the eyes in morning. Generally foreign particles gets auto flushed if I keep the eye closed for 10-15 min, but this problem persisted till night even after sleeping for 2 hrs in between. Also I was studying till late night. Next day the irritation had gone but the eye started twitching. Am just worried is it normal or requires doctors attention.

DNB Ophtalmology, MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
While riding bike something went into the eyes in morning. Generally foreign particles gets auto flushed if I keep th...
If you still have irritation, foreign body sensation in eye please visit eye doctor to ensure no foreign body is present. Frequent blinking helps bring the foreign body to inner corner of eye from where you can pick up the fb. It was good you didn't rub your eyes. The eye twitching is unrelated and in most cases self limiting. Don't worry about it.
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Headaches? Get Your Eyes Checked!

Cornea Cataract & Lasik
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Headaches? Get Your Eyes Checked!

Headaches are common among working people as accumulated stress results in headaches and tiredness. Among the many different causes, strain on the eyes is one of the leading reasons for that annoying headache.

Taking an eye exam is recommended in case you are having headaches. The issues may not always be related to the eyes, but still a thorough eye check up is recommended. Strain in the eye is caused when small muscles present in the eye have to put in more effort than usual. Symptoms include aching, tired eyes with blurred vision and accompanying headaches. Such headaches are caused because of the following reasons:

Astigmatism: The cornea is in abnormal shape and causes people to squint when they want to focus, and this leads to bad headaches.

Hyperopia: This disorder is also called farsightedness. In case of this disorder, the images are focused by the eye behind the retina, and causes blurred vision and strain upon the eyes. Headaches occur as a result.

Presbyopia: This kind of problem occurs when the lens hardens and becomes inflexible with old age. This makes it hard for a person to focus and causes sore eyes along with headaches.

All disorders or conditions of the eyes can be rectified with the use of prescribed spectacles and contact lenses. For people already having glasses, regular eye check up should be carried out. Your power may increase which you are unlikely to notice, so regular check ups are vital.

Other causes: Headaches related to eye strain and eye problem can also develop from other causes. They are:

  1. Glaucoma, an eye disease also causes headaches. This disease is characterized by the development of a fluid in the eyes, which in turn causes the internal eye pressure to shoot up. This pressure fluctuation can lead to headaches in many cases of glaucoma.
  2. Cataract affected people suffer from headaches as well. Cataracts develop in individuals due to ageing. The lens becomes cloudy, and the vision gets blurred and slowly diminishes. The eye has to give more effort resulting in eye strain and accompanying headaches.

Prevention: In case you are having headaches, and you are not being able to find out the reason behind it, you should have an eye check up. Eyes are very sensitive and added strain to them causes headaches. People who use computers for long hours are affected by headaches due to eye strain. The best prevention is to have an eye examination and switch to glasses or lenses if required.

Headaches are of various kinds and arise from different factors, but eye strain is known to cause a lot of headaches in people who do eye stress involving activities.

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Whenever I wake up I have red eyes is this because of use of mobile nd tv during night or is there any other reason behind?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Whenever I wake up I have red eyes is this because of use of mobile nd tv during night or is there any other reason b...
Yes lybrate-user, you are absolutely right. The redness of eyes is due to staining on eyes. While watching tv or using mobile for long intervals continuously, eyes get exhausted. While watching tv/mobile make sure that the lightening in room is proper and you are at least at a distance of 10 feet from tv to reduce and negate the effects. You can also reduce the intensity of the tv/mobile screen by attaching a filter or by getting an eye-friendly screen. Above all, one must try to reduce the amount of tv/mobile usage or take frequent breaks. Homoeopathic medicine-------------------- cinelube eye drops (hapdco) pour 2 drops 3 times daily.
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I hv specs of power 8.0 both eye so help me is laser treatment for specs removal is good or not. I want to remove my specs.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
I hv specs of power 8.0 both eye so help me is laser treatment for specs removal is good or not. I want to remove my ...
Operations done to remove the refractive error (power) of the eyes are known as refractive surgery. There are certain basic criteria that most patients need to fulfill before they can safely undergo refractive surgery. To enumerate, they are: (1) stability of refraction: the power of the eyes should have become stable for a period of 1.5 years minimum without any change. (2) curvature of the cornea should be tested by a technique which is known as topography. (3) thickness of the cornea should be measured by a test known as pachymetry. The minimum thickness required is 550 microns. (4) dilated retina evaluation: this is one of the most important tests that should be performed by a trained retina specialist. This test helps in detection of any offensive lesion on the central or peripheral retina. In case of any retinal abnormality, these should be treated before undergoing the surgery for number reduction. (5) there should be no pre-existent corneal abnormality. (example: corneal scar, opacity, defect, etc.) another important suggestion is that whenever you go for the assessment (the above mentioned tests), you should discontinue the use of contact lenses at least 4 weeks prior to the assessment. The reason for this being that use of contact lens temporarily alters the contour of the cornea. It takes around 3-4 weeks for the restoration of the original corneal contour after removal of the contact lens. Another important point is that you, as a patient, should be compliant to put post operative medication in your eyes for at least 2 months. There is bound to be some discomfort, watering, foreign body sensation, pain after the surgery in most cases-you should be ready to tolerate that. A leave from work for 7-10 days after the surgery should be generally sufficient. Last but not the least, you should set realistic expectations from this surgery. Though extremely rare, there is a remote possibility that the surgery may need to be repeated. Also, the need for subsequent treatment for the eye may be required. Thus, you should be compliant enough to trust and follow your eye specialist. In case you have any other queries, feel free to contact me. Hope my suggestions help you, take care, regards.
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I have red eyes since two months. I m not able to see. It gets red each day. What should I do?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have red eyes since two months. I m not able to see. It gets red each day. What should I do?
Eye redness is most often due to swollen or dilated blood vessels. This makes the surface of the eye look red. There are many causes of a red eye or eyes like infection, allergy. Foreign body in eyes. Some are medical emergencies and some are a cause for concern, but not an emergency. Others are nothing to worry about. Consult your local eye specilist to see what is the cause.
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Meri eye generally evening tk red ho jati hai .yani thaki si bhi mehsus krti hai .jabki nind bhi puri leta hu 8+ hours aur yeh kai years se aisa hi hai aur hospital me check bhi krwaya tb i-kul plus likhi thi dalne ke liye wo ek month to ldaali tb red nhi huii yani bahut kam huii .aur fir baad me waps pahle jaisi hi rahne lagi .iska koi ilaaj hai kya?

DNB Ophtalmology, MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Meri eye generally evening tk red ho jati hai .yani thaki si bhi mehsus krti hai .jabki nind bhi puri leta hu 8+ hour...
redness with no symptoms...what do u do professionally...High screen usage, exposure to substance like paint or fumes as an part of ur occupation may also be contributing to the redness. Also have ur BP checked once
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I have red eyes for over 3 days what I should please help me because I am suffering this deasese.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have red eyes for over 3 days what I should please help me because I am suffering this deasese.
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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Hi, Am 21 years old. I have Hypermetropia from past 5-6 years. I continuously wear spectacles but now I want to get rid of this. Its so, irritating for me now, I don't swim , I can't go any adventurous place without my specs and many other things. Please help me how I could go far from specs. I heard about Lasik (laser) operation is it ok for me or what will be the charges if I go for the Lasik operation. Need a good suggestion. Please help me Respected Doctors.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Hi, Am 21 years old. I have Hypermetropia from past 5-6 years. I continuously wear spectacles but now I want to get r...
Hello lasik is very good option to get rid of glasses doctor will perform few tests (schirmer test, pentacam and fundus examination) and if all tests are normal then you can go for lasik surgery without fear. Success rate of lasik is over 96%. Side effects may vary from minimal like mild dryness, dalk, haloes, glare to severe like infection (very rare). Cost depends on type of lasik which varies from 25000 for standard lasik to 1.10 lacs for smile lasik having said that, I need to know the number of your glasses.
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I am feeling restless from past several days. My eyes are hurting. Is it because I'm watching too much tv?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am feeling restless from past several days. My eyes are hurting. Is it because I'm watching too much tv?
Hi. Eye fatigue or eye strain is a common and annoying condition. The symptoms include tired, itching, and burning eyes. But sometimes eye fatigue is a sign of an underlying condition that may need medical treatment. If eye fatigue persists despite taking simple precautions, see your doctor. This is especially important if your eye fatigue is associated with headaches or with eye problems such as: discomfort double vision significant change in vision any activity that requires intense use of the eyes -- such as extended amounts of driving or reading -- can cause eye fatigue. These include extended periods of: reading writing driving exposure to bright light or straining to see in dim light can also cause eye fatigue. One of the most common causes of eye fatigue is staring for long periods at digital devices such as: computer screens smartphones video games during sleep, the eyes are replenished with essential nutrients. Lack of sleep may result in persistent eye irritation. Management: eyestrain is quite common after using mobile or laptop for a long time. It's always advisable to keep taking frequent small breaks after every 1 hour, keep eyes blinking frequently to avoid excessive dryness of the eyes. Give sufficient rest to your eyes with proper sleep. Keep yourself hydrated with intake of 10-12 glasses of water in a day. Eat healthy specially vitamin a rich food (green vegetables, carrots, yellow fruits and vegetables) and avoid junk food. Hold tap water in your flexed palm, dip your one eye closer to the water level, shut and open your eyelids often. Do the same with your other eye. Repeat this whole process 1-2 times more in a day. Give your eyes proper rest. Can keep slices of cucumber or potato or used tea bags over the closed eyes for sometime. Medication: instill 2 drops of euphrasia eye drops in each eye twice daily.
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I am 20 year female , suggested for icl laser eye surgery, does this surgery cause blindness in the future?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), modern diagnostics
Ayurveda,
I am 20 year female , suggested for icl laser eye surgery, does this surgery cause blindness in the future?
Icl I surgery is performed in high myopia normally does not give any complications and considered to be more safe than a conventional lens removal surgery. What is your eye number and vision. Pl give details.
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I have a little bit of eye problem & I can't see distant objects. So please help me in this regard.

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
I have a little bit of eye problem & I can't see distant objects. So please help me in this regard.
Hello lybrate-user, if you are not able to see distant objects please go for a vision test and if you have got correction then start wearing glasses. If you are having a number and not wearing glasses then your eyesight might deteriorate and no medications will help. Also start having a balanced diet with more green vegetables and fruits.
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From last 3 days I am feeling my eyes dry and suddenly water comes out of it, so what should I do to stop such thing and get cure?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
From last 3 days I am feeling my eyes dry and suddenly water comes out of it, so what should I do to stop such thing ...
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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I am having myopia of R 0.75 and L 1.5,,I don't want to wear glasses or contact lenses, is der any way so that I can improve my vision. Other than surgery, just like eye exercises or anything else?

MBBS, DOMS, MS - Ophthalmology, , Fellowship in phacoemusification
Ophthalmologist, Patna
I am having myopia of R 0.75 and L 1.5,,I don't want to wear glasses or contact lenses, is der any way so that I can ...
If you are more 19 years of age, no chance of increase in myopic power & your power is just -0.75D RT eye &-1.5D Lt eye .You are short sighted& don't need glasses for near work eg reading ,writing etc ,you need glasses or contact lens for only distance vision eg watching TV etc, for such minor power I will never advise you for LASIK or Smile. You can take plenty of green vegetables along with balanced diet & put some lubricating eye drops 3-4 times a day (genteal eye drops).
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I am having red eyes for the past two weeks. It is paining allot. What should I do to make it better?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I am having red eyes for the past two weeks. It is paining allot. What should I do to make it better?
Hello, + you might be suffering from iritis, get your eyes examined. Take, homoeo-medicine** @ belladonna 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ merc cor 30-6 pills, thrice a day. * avoid, dust, smoke, junk food.& scorching sun. Report, weekly. Stay-fit.
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I won't sleep in nights and more I work on system. I am working night shifts. Please suggest me the best solution to protect my eyes and get the sleep well.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I won't sleep in nights and more I work on system. I am working night shifts. Please suggest me the best solution to ...
Please follow the tips below to feel better: Wear anti-glare spectacles while using a computer. Practice the 20/20/20 exercise. Every 20 minutes, focus/look at an object that's at least 20 feet away, for 20 seconds. Blink often when you are watching TV or working on your computer. Decrease the brightness level of your computer’s/mobile phone’s screen .Don't decrease it so much that you have trouble seeing. Minimize watching television. Use UV protection sun glasses when out in the sun. You can also use artificial tear eye drops (E.g. Refresh) every 2- 3 hours to keep the eyes moist. Make sure you get at least 7 hours of sleep every night.
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