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Dr. Hemalatha

MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

18 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
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Dr. Hemalatha is a renowned Ophthalmologist in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. Doctor has been a practicing Ophthalmologist for 18 years. Doctor has done MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmology . You can visit him/her at Vasan Eye Care Hospital - Valasaravakkam in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Hemalatha on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Dr.MGR Medical University - 1999
Post Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmology - Dr.MGR Medical University - 2004
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All India Ophthalmological Society

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COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME

MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Jaipur
COMPUTER VISION SYNDROME
It is noted that most of the patients who are using computer for a long time suffer from drye eyes due to excessive evaporation of tears. Proper knowledge as how to use your computer, can prevent grat discomfort experienced by many patients. It is important that your monitor remains 6-8 inches below your eye level and you develop a habit of frequent blinking. Read our hospital free booklet on dry eye syndrome.

My left eye Watering for about 18 hours slowly. What can be the symptom and how to get rid of this?

MBBS, DOMS, MS - Ophthalmology, , Fellowship in phacoemusification
Ophthalmologist, Patna
My left eye Watering for about 18 hours slowly. What can be the symptom and how to get rid of this?
You should first consult ophthmologist for refraction , there might be refractive error & with simple use of glass it may disappear, you may try antibiotic like zymer eye drops 4-5 times + lubricating eye drops 4-5 times like genteal eye drops .
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My mother has the beginning of eye disease cataract. What we want to do. Please give me a perfect answer.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My mother has the beginning of eye disease cataract. What we want to do. Please give me a perfect answer.
You have 3 options 1.Dont do anything and after 6 months to 1 year when cataract reach final stage then get her operated for cataract 2.Allopathic medicines and eye drops 3.Homoeopathic medicines and eyedrops But being a homoeopath,I will advise you to go for homoeopathic treatment.It will not only slow down the process of cataract development but it will also cure it if taken regularily though the process of recovery will be very slow from 2-3 years.
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I have migraine how should I prevent it give me advice Please sir I have also red eyes.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have migraine how should I prevent it give me advice Please sir I have also red eyes.
1.Take Paracetamol 500mg one Tablet sos after food up to a maximum of three tablets daily at the time of attack, apply ice pack 2.Drink plenty of water and take rest. 3.. Avoid stress, anxiety, depression, agitation,exposure to loud noise, bright light,strong smell inadequate sleep since it precipitates migraine attack 4.Avoid salted /processed food, aged cheese, excess tea/coffee/alcoho(red wine)/caffeinated beveragesl.Don’t skip/postpone your meal,avoid hunger 5. Go for regular exercise,reduce weight if over weight 6. practice yoga, meditation, deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve you from stress 7. If You have chronic migraine, you have to take migraine prophylaxis like propranolol after consulting physician
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My eyes are getting red and it gets watered and I feel strained and it burns. What is the remedy?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
My eyes are getting red and it gets watered and I feel strained and it burns. What is the remedy?
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 power is very less and I am professional athetlete so I can't wear specks while playing because of that my ppwer on both eye is _2.75 what should I do to prevent my eye or is there any type of specks which can be worn while playing.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Sir, my eye power is very less and I am professional athetlete so I can't wear specks while playing because of that m...
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. You can also use contact lenses.
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I have allergy problem in my body. And also eye. I take medicines for it. But when allergy come I cannot control myself. Please suggest what should I do.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
I have allergy problem in my body. And also eye. I take medicines for it. But when allergy come I cannot control myse...
Please take following medicine:- 1. Comm. Sa. 0/2 three times a day for one month. 2. Echin. 1x / 2 tabs thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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Ophthalmologist Vs. Optometrists

M.S., MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Ophthalmologist Vs. Optometrists

Eyes are the most important part of our lives. There are various branches of medicine, which treat different aspects of the eye. Chief among them are: 

  1. Ophthalmology
  2. Optometry

Ophthalmology deals with the structure, physiology and diseases of the eye. On the other hand, optometry is a vision care science, which involves the treatment and rectification of the visual system. Specialists emerging from these two schools of medicines are called Ophthalmologists and optometrists respectively. Though, they both deal with the corrective measures and examination of healthy eyes, there are crucial differences between them.

Some of those differences are listed below:

  1. Meaning: A specialist in surgical and medical eye problems, who performs operations in the eye is called an Ophthalmologist. On the other hand, an Optometrist is a specialist who has a degree in Doctor of Optometry (OD). He is not a doctor but a trained individual.   
  2. Area of Specialization: Both these specialists have different areas of specialization. An Ophthalmologist specializes in only vision and eye care. He/she has the necessary training to perform operations on the eye. On the other hand, an Optometrist is not a doctor, but a specialist who is involved in diagnosis, management and treatment of vision changes. He/she has the license to perform eye exams and tests and can prescribe corrective lenses.
  3. Training: Both the specialists differ vastly in their training. An Ophthalmologist is trained to treat all eye problems and is equipped to perform operations. He/she undergoes four years of medical school and one year of internship in any hospital. Optometrists on the other hand, after three or more years in college have to undergo four years of training before receiving a doctor of Optometrist. (OD).
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My eyesight is week. I am unable to see the letters in 8 meter gap. Give solution.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
My eyesight is week. I am unable to see the letters in 8 meter gap. Give solution.
Most common cause is having a spectacles power. Just get it checked with nearest eye care specialist
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I am 16years old. I have seen black spot in my eyes for last 3 years. What should I have to do? Please tell me.

Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery (FCRS), DNB (Ophthalmology), MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Mumbai
I am 16years old. I have seen black spot in my eyes for last 3 years. What should I have to do? Please tell me.
Is the spot externally visible or something that you visually percieve? The latter is most likely a floater which is in the inner jelly of the eye. Though 1-2 floaters are common even in normal eyes, it may sometimes be associated with a retina problem. It would be advisable to go for a complete routine eye check up
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I had lasik surgery before 3 year ago. Is it detectable in any medical test or not? My vision is 6/6 even today. Please answer me.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I had lasik surgery before 3 year ago. Is it detectable in any medical test or not? My vision is 6/6 even today. Plea...
hello it can only be seen under slit lamp under torch light it is difficult to tell if lasik is done or not
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I have constant headache and sometimes pain and irritation in my eyes also. please help.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have constant headache and sometimes pain and irritation in my eyes also. please help.
1.Take paracetamol 500mg,1 tablet sos after food up to a maximum of 3 tablets daily, 2.Drink plenty of water 3.Take rest If you have recurrent attack of headache 1.It could be a tension headache due to stress and strain or migraine. 2.Avoid stress, physical and mental exertion 3.Go for regular exercise 4.Practice yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 5.Check for refractive error, sinusitis Hemoglobin, BP 6. Consult Neurologist to rule out other causes of headache
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Sir I can not concentrate on one thing at a time, even while studying I can concentrate only for 5minutes max. I start thinking about whatever I see going on in society like if I watch cricket I imagine myself as a best player of the team nd also like a soldier, agent, scientist nd so much other things also. I want to concentrate on my studies at a time. Help me sir.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir I can not concentrate on one thing at a time, even while studying I can concentrate only for 5minutes max. I star...
You probably have an overactive mind that fantasies easily on any possibility. This is a non-productive way of living. You must ground yourself to reality. The following will help if you did them meticulously: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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Hello doctor my self Palak I am 23 year old married woman I have eye conjunctivitis problem last three days what should I do please tell me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Hello doctor my self Palak I am 23 year old married woman I have eye conjunctivitis problem last three days what shou...
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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My eyes pains when I use computer and it turns red. Pls give me some tips to overcome this problem.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
My eyes pains when I use computer and it turns red. Pls give me some tips to overcome this problem.
Continuously reading small print without proper light should be avoided. Smart phone may cause strain. Don't expose your eyes to extreme sunny weather of cold windy weather. Don't be closer to people with eye infections as you may contact the infection. Get your eyes tested for any vision problem. Homoeopathy has effective treatment for your problem without adverse effects. Take belldonna 200 ---once daily in the morning for 5 days.
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Seeing halos around street light since fenurary after contracting conjunctivitis, feeling lump in eyes .its been 7 months but still halos are there has it something to do with glaucoma and all?

MS - General Surgery
Ophthalmologist, Thane
Seeing halos around street light since fenurary after contracting conjunctivitis, feeling lump in eyes .its been 7 mo...
Conjunctivitis can give sequelae which can give rise to corneal opacities, or extreme dryness of the eyes please get examined in detail with additional test for dryness to understand the reason of halos and lumpy feeling in the eyes if or not relevant to conjunctivitis or to rule out other pathology. Topical medication should do the needful. Thanks.
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Hello Dr. I am 25years old male. My height 170cm, weight 75kgs. I am suffering from eyes power for rear distance. My left eye is (-1.5) and right eye is (-2), so please suggest me without spectacle. Any medicine that work for getting back normal eyesight.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Hello Dr. I am 25years old male. My height 170cm, weight 75kgs. I am suffering from eyes power for rear distance. My ...
First, apply heat to your eyes by rubbing your palms together and then placing them over your eyes. Hold your hands over your eyes for five to 10 seconds, and then repeat. Do this before performing any eye exercises in order to prepare your eyes! Start exercising by rolling your eyes. Eating a healthy diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables will seriously help improve your eyesight and keep it from deteriorating. It is also important to eat the right vitamins to support eye health. Vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin A, C, and E, are all important to eye health. Anti-oxidants (remember eating carrots for your eyes?) are also a great source of nutrients for healthy eyes. Our Rebuild Your Vision Program actually recommends 17 different vitamins you should take to support your eyesight Supporting your eye health is just one of the many benefits of getting enough sleep and taking breaks during the work day. If you work on a computer all day, your eyes are probably under a lot of strain. Do yourself (and your eyes) a favor by taking a break for about 10 minutes for every 50 minutes spent in front of the screen. Simply close your eyes for a minute or get up and walk around the office. Focus on something that isn’t a screen. You can also rest your eyes by following the 10-10-10 rule. This means you should look at something 10 feet away for 10 seconds for every 10 minutes you spend working on the computer! One of the fastest ways to improve your vision naturally is to perform daily eye exercises. Eye exercises are meant to strengthen the eyes and improve vision. Using eye exercises can even eliminate your need for contacts or glasses. Get a regular schedule of eye exercises and try to do them daily – this will help you get in the habit of performing exercises and also help you achieve better vision fast Start exercising by rolling your eyes. Rolling is one of the easiest eye exercises! Without straining your eyes (remember to stop if it hurts), look up as far as you can. Then, look down. Repeat this 10 times. Now look to each side, repeating 10 times. After that, look in each diagonal direction. Finally, roll your eyes in a counter-clockwise motion about 10 times, then reverse the movement and roll them clockwise. Grab a pen and hold it at arm’s length, making sure the pen is at eye level. Focus on the tip of the pen as you move it closer to your eyes. Stop when you get about six inches away from your face, and focus on the tip as you move it back to arm’s length. Remember to do this slowly and focus on the tip of the pen. Repeat about 10 times. Massage your eyes after exercising. First, massage your temples with your fingertips or one of your knuckles. Move in a clockwise motion several times, and then switch to a counter-clockwise motion. Massage over your eyebrows and under your eyes as well. When you’re done exercising and massaging, apply heat to your eyes once more by rubbing your palms together. If your eyes are really tired, close them and rest for a few moments. Resting your eyes frequently, as described in the previous section, is very important to preserving the health of your eyes!
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I am 24 years old. I do not know what this is called? Might be floaters in eyes. Symptom are that I feel something is there in eyes and when I put finger, a thread like gel (transparent colour) comes out. It is so frequent that every time I have to use hanky or fingers in my eyes to take out that.

M.S. Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Vadodara
I am 24 years old. I do not know what this is called? Might be floaters in eyes. Symptom are that I feel something is...
Don't touch your eyes or try to see if it is there . It is mucous and if you don't have any other problem, don't worry about it. It is not floaters
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I have facing vising problem when I run fast for smaller duration. I don't drink and smoke at all. May I know the reason behind that.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have facing vising problem when I run fast for smaller duration. I don't drink and smoke at all. May I know the rea...
Most common cause is having a spectacles power. Just get it checked with nearest eye care specialist.
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