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Dr. Latha Padmanabhan

MBBS, DOMS

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

28 Years Experience  ·  0 - 100 at clinic
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Dr. Latha Padmanabhan MBBS, DOMS Ophthalmologist, Chennai
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Dr. Latha Padmanabhan is a renowned Ophthalmologist in Neelankarai, Chennai. She has been a successful Ophthalmologist for the last 28 years. She studied and completed MBBS, DOMS . She is currently practising at Vasan Eye Care Hospital in Neelankarai, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Latha Padmanabhan on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - St Marth's Hospital - 1989
DOMS - St Marth's Hospital - 1993
Professional Memberships
All India Ophthalmological Society

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No 20, Thamirabarani Tower, East Coast Road, Kapaleeswarar Nagar, Neelankarai. Landmark: Near Neelankarai Bus Stop. & Near Shanthi Hospital, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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I have itching in my eyes. From seven days. And it is continuously in my eyes. Can't able to see properly what I do please tell?

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
I have itching in my eyes. From seven days. And it is continuously in my eyes. Can't able to see properly what I do p...
Euphrasia homoeopathic eye drops, for further assistance and treatment for complete cure you can consult me privately.
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How do one decide on the kind of lens to be used for cataract surgery. What should be taken care of in this decision. Thanks.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
How do one decide on the kind of lens to be used for cataract surgery. What should be taken care of in this decision....
hello a. most important factor is the pocket of patinet...usually alcon or AMO lenses are very good but these may be expensive...if you can afford then go for these lenses else go with simple hydrophilic lenses
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I have red eye over 3 days. What should I have do for this time? And which disease is this.

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
I have red eye over 3 days. What should I have do for this time? And which disease is this.
Homeopathic treatment in red eye euphrasia make a solution of four drops of euphrasia mother tincture 15 ml of lukewarm water, bathe the eye in the solution 3 times a day.
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I have LASIK in my one eye but I have blurry vision and dots and circles like shaped objects in it.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have LASIK in my one eye but I have blurry vision and dots and circles like shaped objects in it.
glare and haloes can occasionally happen, however it reduces over few months ..take a second opinion if persists for long time
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I am 21 years old women. I have an eye problem last 4 years. I used spectacles. Doctors told me at the age of 18 the eye power decreasing problem will stop, but I feel after 18 also the eye power get decrease. Is it true after 18 the eye power remains constant? Please help me!

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Mumbai
I am 21 years old women. I have an eye problem last 4 years. I used spectacles. Doctors told me at the age of 18 the ...
What you have been told is correct. However, there are always variations. That is human body. There can be changes in some patients till 21 years of age.
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I have red eyes and feeling jealousy in my eyes because of this I can't sleep properly its very bad for my eyes.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have red eyes and feeling jealousy in my eyes because of this I can't sleep properly its very bad for my eyes.
Hello, Bloodshot 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 Eye infections or inflammation can cause redness as well as possible itching, discharge, pain, or vision problems. Other causes of eye redness include Colds or allergies, Acute glaucoma, Corneal scratches: Injuries caused by sand, dust, or overuse of contact lenses. Sometimes, a bright red spot, called a subconjunctival hemorrhage, will appear on the white of the eye. This often happens after straining or coughing, which causes a broken blood vessel on the surface of the eye. Most often, there is no pain and your vision is normal. It is almost never a serious problem. Because the blood leaks into the conjunctiva, which is clear, you cannot wipe or rinse the blood away. Like a bruise, the red spot will go away within a week or two. Management: - Try to rest your eyes if redness is due to fatigue or eye strain. No other treatment is needed. - Wash your hands, hold clean water in your hand, keep your eyes closer to the water and wash the eyes by blinking the eyelids frequently in the held water in hand. Repeat it for 3-4times again. - Avoid watching T.V., working on computer or mobile, reading. - In case there is itching, use a clean napkin or a tissue to wipe the tears and cleaning the eyelids gently. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicines - Schwabe’s Belladonna 30 and Euphrasia 30 - both thrice daily for 4 days. Use Euphrasia Eye drops twice daily. Revert back thereafter.
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What should I do to retain my eye power constant, means what should I eat and what precaution to be taken?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
What should I do to retain my eye power constant, means what should I eat and what precaution to be taken?
Hello. Kindly tell me whether you have near or far sightedness? As there are medicines for near-sightedness or myopia which can reduce the power, so let me know your power as well.
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I am 28 Year old and I want in increase the height. My current Height is 5 feet 4 inches? My eye site is 2.5 plus size how can I Ged rid of this?

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Hyderabad
I am 28 Year old and I want in increase the height. My current Height is 5 feet 4 inches? My eye site is 2.5 plus siz...
lybrate-user, regarding your height now it is almost a impossible to increase your height. If you are using spectacles you can get rid of that by undergoing LASIK (your cornea should have sufficient thickness). Consult an ophthalmologist for more info about LASIK.

Sir I am a student and my age is 23 years. And I have a eye problem. Whenever I travel my eyes are going to red and I feeling pain.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
Sir I am a student and my age is 23 years.
And I have a eye problem.
Whenever I travel my eyes are going to red and I...
Redness of the eyes has multiple causes associated with it. To enumerate a few common causes: (1) allergy of the eye. It is usually caused by improper eye hygiene. There is a tendency to rub the eyes with fingers, handkerchief, cloth, etc. This is not a good habit because it tends to transmit lots of virus, bacteria and dust into the eye. Allergy usually presents with symptoms of watering (clear water), redness and itching of the eye. (2) infectious conjunctivitis: this is usually associated with white-yellowish discharge. If so, it would be a good idea to go and show to an eye specialist in person. (3) foreign body lodged in the eye. This is more commonly associated with people who drive 2 wheeler vehicles without protection. It occurs more commonly in one eye. Foreign bodies that commonly get lodged are eyelashes, insect wings, small insects, dust particles, iron particles (more common with people working in the iron industry) the solution for a foreign body lodged in the eye would be better provided by an eye specialist at the clinic. (4) raised intraocular pressure: this is a condition known as glaucoma. It is not so common as the previous mentioned conditions. There is usually associated pain in the eyes. It is commonly bilateral (occurs in both eyes). There is usually a positive family history of glaucoma associated in a majority of the cases. (5) inflammation of the coats of the eyeball. This is known as" uveitis" it is also a relatively less common condition. There is associated pain. It would require a thorough eye checkup including the retina-thus a good idea would be to visit the eye specialist in person. (6) increased blood pressure. This has known to cause redness which is also known as sub-conjunctival hemorrhage. In this regard, a complete ophthalmic evaluation and a systemic evaluation is warranted. From the symptoms described by you, it seems more likely to be a case of allergy. Maintaining the precautions and hygiene that I mentioned should probably work well for you. You could also use a lubricant eye drop along with an anti-histamine eye drop. (3-4 times daily) hope my suggestions helped you.
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I have pain on eyes daily n it will red when I have drive motorcycle. What should I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I have pain on eyes daily n it will red when I have drive motorcycle. What should I do.
Use reckeweg cineraria eye drops, instill 2 drops, twice daily for a week and revert for follow up. While driving wear goggles this will protect your eyes from dust.
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Diabetic Retinopathy - Understanding the Stages of Disorder!

MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Noida
Diabetic Retinopathy - Understanding the Stages of Disorder!

Also termed as diabetic eye disease, this is a disease in which the retina gets damaged due to diabetes. This usually leads to blindness. In most cases, as inferred from various studies, this affects people who have had diabetes for more than 20 years. Diabetic retinopathy can also be a problem for women during pregnancy. With proper monitoring and treatment, this disease can be cured. One major way to prevent this disease could be by regulating diabetes.

Signs and symptoms
Like many other eye disorders, this too has no warning signs. However, in general, people with macular edema are likely to have blurred vision, making it hard for the individuals to carry out tasks like driving and reading. In most cases, if not treated, the situations may worsen with time.

Stages of disorder

  1. Initial stage: In the initial stage, it is called non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy. There are generally no visible symptoms and patients may even have a normal 20/20 vision. The only way to detect non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy is by fundus photography in which the microscopic bulges that are filled with blood can be detected in the artery walls. In case, the patient suffers from reduced vision, to see the back of the eye, a fluorescein angiography is performed. This way the blocked and narrowed retinal blood vessels are visible. The lack of blood flow due to blocked blood vessels is called ischemia. Macular edema can occur at any stage of non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy. In this condition, the contents of the blood vessels leak into the macula region, thereby causing blurred vision, distorted images, etc. In such cases, optical coherence tomography can be carried out to show the areas in which retinal thickening has occurred.
  2. Second stage: The second stage is termed as proliferative diabetic retinopathy. In this stage, occurrence of new abnormal blood vessels is seen. These form at the back of the eye. These blood vessels are fragile and hence can easily burst and bleed, thereby causing the vision to blur. If this occurs for the first time, it may not be severe. Only a few specs of blood or spots floating on the visual field of the patients can be noticed. Within a few days, these spots may enlarge and the leakage of blood may increase, which can impact vision. The blood might take a few days till a year to clear entirely. In some circumstances, the blood might not clear at all. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ophthalmologist.
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He is a person having trouble reading the black board. What should he do to correct his problem?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
He is a person having trouble reading the black board. What should he do to correct his problem?
Edit answer most common cause is having a spectacles power. Just get it checked with nearest eye care specialist.
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I am 28 years male. My eye elbows are flickering from some days. I feel heaviness in my eyes. And minor head pain also. Pls suggest for medicine for quick relief.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I am 28 years male. My eye elbows are flickering from some days. I feel heaviness in my eyes. And minor head pain als...
You need to get your eyes checked for any glasses power and also your eye pressures. Most commonly such heaviness is due to glass power.
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I have been getting irritated With my eyes since 4days please give me a Ayurveda information for this problem.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have been getting irritated With my eyes since 4days please give me a Ayurveda information for this problem.
Hello, Please explain your problem , what are the symptoms you are facing?? In the mean time Start using CMD2 eye drop , 2 drops in both eyes, twice daily.
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Hi doctor. I want to get a LASIK surgery done. I have -9 eyesight and have been wearing contact lenses for over 15 years now. What will be the cost for it and how long is the process?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
Hi doctor. I want to get a LASIK surgery done. I have -9 eyesight and have been wearing contact lenses for over 15 ye...
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. You need to undergo proper prelasik checkup which includes a test called as topography to decide whether lasik is safe for you or not.
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I am a 20 year old male from mumbai, and I have eyesight problem, I have used the mixture of milk and other natural products but it is not working fine, suggest me what should I do?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I am a 20 year old male from mumbai, and I have eyesight problem, I have used the mixture of milk and other natural p...
Hello. There is no medication or food for improving eye sight 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 20 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. Lasik is a very easy and painless procedure. If you want to get rid of glasses then go for lasik.
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I am 19 year old My eye is itching from last 6 day and now from last 3 days eye color is red what to do?

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Panipat
I am 19 year old 
My eye is itching from last 6 day and now from last 3 days eye color is red what to do?
Use genteal eye drop 3 times a day and naphazoline eye drop 3 times a day for a week and let me know.
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I am Diabetic and feeling its effect on my eyes some shadows in view what should I do ? Sugar level fasting 200 .is their any solution for this ?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I am Diabetic and feeling its effect on my eyes some shadows in view what should I do ? Sugar level fasting 200 .is t...
Hello diabetes usually affects retina of eye kindly consult local retina specialist and get retina examined.
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I have red eye started in last few years and also fever and headache so what I need to do give me some solution.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have red eye started in last few years and also fever and headache so what I need to do give me some solution.
For fever take tablet paracetamol 650 mg and Take a flow of steam (of plain water only ) over the forehead through a crescent steam inhaler, eight hourly
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Hi doctor I was having pressure in eyes and head due wo which doctor said me that I have number in both the eye -50 and eyestrain i'm wearing glass but I feel strange and every thing change but when I remove glass I feel pressure so I want to know that if I use contact lenses is it ok for for my number and eye strain please help me I fell very uncomfortable wearing glasses.Please tell sir .

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hi doctor I was having pressure in eyes and head due wo which doctor said me that I have number in both the eye -50 a...
Hi, wearing contact lenses is a good idea! there is no side-effects as such. 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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