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Dr. G.L. Arunkumar

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

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Dr. G.L. Arunkumar is a renowned Ophthalmologist in Arumbakkam, Chennai. You can visit him at Dr. G.L. Arunkumar@Appasamy Hospital in Arumbakkam, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. G.L. Arunkumar on Lybrate.com.

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My wife suddenly lost her right eye sight since about three weeks. Doctors say she has Hemorrhage and blood clot behind her right eye or may be within her retina. Doctors say she needs an injection in her right eye or surgery with the said injection. The doctors can't say whether bleeding in her eye will permanently stop after one surgery - they say bleeding may continue even after surgery and similar operation with injection needs to be repeated with each such bleeding. Each such surgery and injection will cost about 50K + 10K = rupees 60 K. What should be done now? What is this disease? Any solution? Thanks for a response.

MBBS, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Hyderabad
This type of bleeding problem is often seen in people with long term uncontrolled diabetes or blood pressure OR both. Other rarer causes include some bleeding disorders, medications to prevent stroke (blood thinning agents), etc. If not done already, you shall consult a Physician (Internist, General Medicine) to evaluate and treat the primary cause. Your eye doctors have correctly suggested the available surgical treatment, and their limitations as well.
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I am 29 Year Old. I have an eyesight problem. Left Eye -5 and Right Eye -5.5 can I go for a lasik surgery.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I am 29 Year Old. I have an eyesight problem. Left Eye -5 and Right Eye -5.5 can I go for a lasik 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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Age Related Macular Degeneration - How It Affects You?

MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS, FRCS
Ophthalmologist, Gurgaon
Age Related Macular Degeneration - How It Affects You?

Age-related macular degeneration, also known in brief as AMD or ARMD is one of the most common age-related causes for vision loss. It causes “blind spots” in vision, causing difficulty in activities requiring central vision like reading, sewing, driving, watching TV, computer usage, etc.

How it happens?

The centre portion of the eye is known as retina which has a screen in the posterior portion. For proper vision, light falls on this screen and is then processed to enable ‘vision.’ When this screen is not clear, blurred vision results. It may not cause total blindness but impairs vision including double vision and loss of central vision.

Types: There are two types of AMD, wet and dry.

  1. Dry: There are yellow deposits known as drusen which form in the macula, and as they grow in size, they impair vision, specifically the central vision. This is the common variant and can lead to the wet form.
  2. Wet: There are abnormal blood vessels which are formed in the retina. There is leaking of blood and fluid which makes it ‘wet.’ There could be scarring of these leaked substances, which again leads to loss of central vision. Further studies have shown that retina produces a protein knows as vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) which promotes the generation of new blood vessels, normally required for the production of new blood vessels. However, increased VEGF causes excessive proliferation of blood vessels, leading to macular degeneration.

Risk factors: Though age related, there are definitely some factors which put one at a higher risk for AMD

  1. Genetics: AMD is hereditary and runs in families
  2. Gender: Females are more prone to develop AMD than males
  3. Ageing: People above 60 are at greater risk
  4. Smoking: Direct and passive smoking contribute to AMD.
  5. Obesity: Accelerates the pace of AMD and severity of complications.
  6. Hypertension: Increases the chances of developing AMD
  7. Ethnicity: Caucasians are more prone to develop AMD as their lighter skin and eye color is more prone to sun damage
  8. Sun exposure: Increased sun exposure accelerates the onset of AMD

Symptoms:

  1. No symptoms in the initial stages
  2. Gradually, there is impaired central vision, affecting activities like reading, driving, and computer usage
  3. Color perception is impaired

Diagnosis:

  1. A routine eye exam will reveal the yellow deposits which actually cause the condition.
  2. An angiography may be done after injecting a dye to detect blood vessel growth.

Treatment:

There is no cure, but progress can be delayed

  1. Anti-angiotensin agents reduce pressure in the eyes and stop development of newer blood vessels
  2. Vitamins help slow down loss of vision
  3. Vision aids to correct vision
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I am 15 tears old having myopia -6 both eyes. Can anyone tell me exercises to reduce it to-3 as I have a lot of interest in defence services so please help.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 15 tears old having myopia -6 both eyes. Can anyone tell me exercises to reduce it to-3 as I have a lot of inter...
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. -one helpful way to do this is to imagine that you are looking at the number 12 on a clock. Then, follow the numbers around the clock with your eyes. Repeat going the other way around the clock. -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 midpoint 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 first and then reducing the power of your eyes (if the eye power is less). Take physostigma 6/ thrice daily for 1 month and instill euphrasia eye drops twice a day. Thereafter, revert back for further guidance. *******you can also opt for laser lasik surgery in case it is urgent and required in defence services, consult an opthalmologist******
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I have eye problem frm childhood I used many ailments n eye drops consulted many doctors too but my eye prob was still the same while traveling I can't open my eyes wat shld I do to get my eye normal?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have eye problem frm childhood I used many ailments n eye drops consulted many doctors too but my eye prob was stil...
first you need to get your eyes tested for any glass power wear protective glasses while you r travelling to avoid dust and dirt entering the eyes.. more importantly put on helmet with wisor ( front glass covering) while driving two wheeler
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Is bottled water better for you than tap water? Can watching TV ruin your eyesight?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Is bottled water better for you than tap water? Can watching TV ruin your eyesight?
Hello, if tds value of tap water is within 180-250, you can use it. * avoid watching tv, all d time.
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4 Tips for a Great Eyesight

Cornea Cataract & Lasik
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
4 Tips for a Great Eyesight

4 Tips for a Great Eyesight

An important organ of the body, eyes must never be taken for granted and need to be protected at all times. In addition to protecting them, you also need to improve as well as maintain their overall health.

Here are some of the ways of keeping your vision in top form:

1. Eat for good eye vision

To have healthy eyes and consequently good vision, you need to have foods that keep them in good health. Nutrients like Zinc, Vitamins C and E and Omega-3 fatty acids can help to fend off age-related sight problems such as cataracts or macular degeneration (a condition characterized by the deterioration of the middle portion of the retina). Foods like eggs, nuts, green leafy vegetables, oranges and citrus fruits are what you need to have to get good eye health.  

2. Kick the smoke habit

Smoking can adversely affect your eye health and can make you prone to eye conditions like cataracts, macular degeneration and damage of optic nerve (a nerve that transmits impulses from the eyes to the brain). By kicking this habit, you end up saving your eyes from irreversible damage.

3. Use sunglasses

Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays for a long period of time can make you prone to common eye problems including cataracts. To protect them from the sun’s harmful rays, you need to use sunglasses that block 99-100% of ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays.

4. Go for a regular eye checkup

Going for regular eye examinations can help in protecting your vision and ensure you see clearly. Eye examinations are important to help you find eye problems like glaucoma (a condition wherein the optic nerve is damaged, resulting in vision loss). A comprehensive eye examination can help in identifying problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism (an eye defect that occurs to a deviated spherical curvature).

'Consult'.

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I am 20 and I have pretty much eyesight, what should I do to make my vision normal without spectacle or lens.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I am 20 and I have pretty much eyesight, what should I do to make my vision normal without spectacle or lens.
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 19 years so your number will not increase much 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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Doctor G, my eyes were red from the last three or four days and is very jealous eyes. Please tell resolved soon.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Doctor G, my eyes were red from the last three or four days and is very jealous eyes. Please tell resolved soon.
Take Belladonna 30, 3 drops, thrice 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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I have some allergy in my eyes when I walk up in the morning I always found some dandruff at the top of my eye.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Take ras manikya rasa. Gandhak rasayan. And shukti bhasm with honey three times a day. Arogya vardhini tab after lunch and dinner. Any other symptoms along with this tell me in private.
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Hi doctor. I got job in railway as loco pilot in which A-1 grade eyesight is required. Last year I have checked my eyesight and it's 6/6.but I was working in a private company since one year in day and night shifts. Sometimes worked 24 hrs continuously which sometimes strained me. Now I had a eye test in next month from railway. I was afraid of the test. If the eyesight is not 6/6 they will reject me. So how can I improve my eyesight to 6/6? What should I eat regularly? What I should not eat and avoid? Is there is any tablets to improve eyesight? Pls help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Hi doctor.
I got job in railway as loco pilot in which A-1 grade eyesight is required.
Last year I have checked my ey...
Eye sight is a natural gift of nature (we are born with a natural vision ). There is nothing special to be done. Simply avoid straining the eyes - when using the electroninc gadgets (TV / comp / mobile) especially in darkness. Keep blinking the eyes in between and look at a distant object every 20 mins so the the eye muscles can relax. Eat all Healthy natural food (fruits and vegetable and nuts) regularly. Keep your self fit and healthy overall.
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I have red eyes with last three days and I can't sleep well in the midnight also so please what should I do??

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have red eyes with last three days and I can't sleep well in the midnight also so please what should I do??
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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I have suffered from depression for 2 years and sometimes I feel suicidal because im not pleased with myself or think I do not make others around me happy, I really do not want to see a professional about this but what can help?

Ph. D - Psychology, Professional Certified Coach
Psychologist, Ahmedabad
I have suffered from depression for 2 years and sometimes I feel suicidal because im not pleased with myself or think...
It's good that you are ready to seek help. Consult psychologist / counselor they will be able to help. You after taking a detail history. You may be able to learn few tools. That can help you come out of these. Low feeling ga and self doubts you have. Wishing you very best feel. Free. To. Contact. Me if you need any for the information.
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I don't want to wear glasses so can I improve eyesight by any surgery and is there any risk for loosing eye vision please HELP.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I don't want to wear glasses so can I improve eyesight by any surgery and is there any risk for loosing eye vision pl...
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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Dear Doctor Please help I am suffering from PE problem what is best advice or medicine or homeopathy or ayurvedic need to be taken to get out from this. Also request you to advice the name of the medicine along with the number of days to be taken Still not married age 27.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
Dear Doctor
Please help I am suffering from PE problem what is best advice or medicine or homeopathy or ayurvedic nee...
First thing you should do is to get rid off anxiety and stress as those are main offenders in many. You can try any of the following methods. You can do squeeze and stop technique. You can stimulate your partner to maximum before getting yourself stimulated. You can deviate your thought to something nonsexual when you about to near ejaculation. You can put on a condom or condom with anesthetic which will decrease the excessive stimulation on penis and there by prevent premature ejaculation. Hope this may help you. Let me know if you have any further query.
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Hello Sir My self Praveen I have hill pain some time again it Will go why it is tell me And One more my eyes or burning morning time please Tell any solution Tell me sir please.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
Hello Sir
My self Praveen I have hill pain some time again it Will go why it is tell me
And
One more my eyes or burni...
do your thyroid profile and uric acid test. use refresh eye drop one drop 4 times daily for 7 days.
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I am suffering from fever, cough, eyes itchiness. I want to ask whether I m suffering from dengue.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I am suffering from fever, cough, eyes itchiness. I want to ask whether I m suffering from dengue.
viral fever, take syr honey tus 1tsf tds, 1tab sinarest before bed,steam inhalation. saline gargles, do tooth brush before going to bed it will help you. Thank you
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I get sooo much headache and my so much water coming from my eyes? I can't see long distances clearly?

MBBS
General Physician,
I get sooo much headache and my so much water coming from my eyes? I can't see long distances clearly?
Please have your eye check for any refractive error by an ophthalmologist. If prescribed use spectacles, you will be fine. Hope this helps.
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I am diagnosed aion from 1 st Dec taken steroids vision according to doctor is 25 % problem in left eye is there any surgery or treatment in allopathy/ayurvedic/homeopathy.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am diagnosed aion from 1 st Dec taken steroids vision according to doctor is 25 % problem in left eye is there any ...
Research is still going on for a complete cure treatment but till than apart from taking prescribed medication I will suggest you to take tablet folvite 5 mg once a day and tablet vitamind (60000iu) once a week and has to be taken for a longer time.
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I have red eyes for 15 days high fever and I m suffering from leg pain. Please help me!

BHMS
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have red eyes for 15 days high fever and I m suffering from leg pain. Please help me!
Take belladona 30 three drops tds and rhus tox 30 three drops tds. Take proper rest for two days. Eat simple food and fruits.
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