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Dr. Malini Francis

MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmology, DNB

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

20 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
Dr. Malini Francis MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmology, DNB Ophthalmologist, Chennai
20 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
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My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well....more
My experience is coupled with genuine concern for my patients. All of my staff is dedicated to your comfort and prompt attention as well.
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Dr. Malini Francis is an experienced Ophthalmologist in Poonamallee, Chennai. She has been a practicing Ophthalmologist for 20 years. She has completed MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmology, DNB . You can visit her at Vasan Eye Care Hospital - Poonamalle in Poonamallee, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Malini Francis on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Stanley Medical College And Hospital, Chennai. - 1997
Post Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmology - Regional Institute Of Ophthalmology And Government Ophthalmic Hospital - 2000
DNB - National Board of Examinations, Ministry of Health, Government of India - 2005
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All India Ophthalmological Society

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1) My eye vision rate is 6/9 in both right and left eyes. What is it's means? 2) What is the difference between 6/6 and 6/9 3) Which is the best eye vision rate for best views.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
1) My eye vision rate is 6/9 in both right and left eyes. What is it's means? 2) What is the difference between 6/6 a...
Hello a. This means that if a normal person reads a word at 9 meter distance then you have to stand at 6 m distance to read that word b. Difference between 6/6 and 6/9 is that you could not read last line on chart.
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Sir, My mom is 49 years old, She is suffering from dry mouth dry eyes, what is this problem? She is also suffering from hcv, rasoli, ulcer. For hcv she is taking homeopathy and for rasoli medicine.

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Sir, My mom is 49 years old, She is suffering from dry mouth dry eyes, what is this problem? She is also suffering fr...
Some drug has side effect of dry mouth. If shes under stress also have same symptoms. Dey mouth can be treated by releaving the cause or by using salivary substitute or agents which stimulate saliva. Dry mouth increase the insidance of dental cavity and gum problem so proper oral hygine is very important.
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My eye power is weak and I use eye glasses and their power is increasing. please suggest some exercise for eyes to improve vision. Can it be done. Also suggest diet.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My eye power is weak and I use eye glasses and their power is increasing. please suggest some exercise for eyes to im...
Like any other muscles, the eye muscles also need exercise to be healthy and strong. Most of the time, we only shift our gaze minimally from left to right, when reading, and turn our heads if we want to look elsewhere. By moving the eyes in every direction, without turning your head at all, these Yoga Eye Exercises will strengthen the eye muscles, help prevent eyestrain and improve eyesight. Breathe normally while you practice. Rolling the Eyes -strengthens eye muscles 1. Look up; look down (x5). Blink quickly a few times to relax the eye muscles. 2. Look far right; look far left at eye level (x5). Keep your raised fingers or two pencils on each side as guides and adjust them so that you can see them clearly when moving the eyes to the right and to the left, but without straining. Blink several times, close your eyes and rest. 3. Look to top right; look to bottom left (x5); look top left; look bottom right (x5). Blink several times. Close the eyes and rest. 4. This exercise should not be done until three or four days after you have begun eye exercises above Look up, circle around clockwise (x5); anticlockwise (x5) then blink the eyes for at least five seconds. When rolling the eyes, make as large a circle as possible, so that you feel a little strain as you do the exercise. This stretches the eye muscles to the maximum extent, giving better results. ----------------------- Diet for EYESIGHT Lutein and zeaxanthin are both important nutrients for eye health, 6 as both of them are found in high concentrations in your macula—the small central part of your retina responsible for detailed central vision. More specifically, lutein is also found in your macular pigment – known for helping to protect your central vision and aid in blue light absorption—and zeaxanthin is found in your retina. Estimated daily dose of lutein is 10 mg per day, and at 2 mg/day for zeaxanthin. Both lutein and zeaxanthin are primarily found in green leafy vegetables, although zeaxanthin is far scarcer than lutein. Kale and spinach are two of the most lutein-rich foods, but you'll also find it in carrots, squash, and other orange and yellow fruits and vegetables. Both lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids called xanthophylls, which give plants and vegetables their yellow-orange color, and the name" lutein" comes from the Latin word" luteus, which means" yellow. If you remember this, it may help you pick out vegetables that are likely to contain higher amounts of these two nutrients. Egg yolk is another source of both lutein and zeaxanthin that is well absorbed by your body Most of the dark green leafy vegetables, previously recommended for a higher intake of lutein and zeaxanthin, have 15-47 percent of lutein, but a very low content (0-3 percent) of zeaxanthin. Study shows that fruits and vegetables of various colors can be consumed to increase dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthi It is also important to note that lutein is an oil-soluble nutrient, so if you eat the vegetables without some oil or butter your body can't absorb the lutein. Adding a little bit of healthy fat, such as olive oil, coconut oil, or raw organic butter, will maximize your lutein absorption. Lutein content in food Food Mg / serving Orange (Raw) 0.2/1 large Egg 0.2/1 large Spinach (cooked) 20.4 / 1 cup Papaya (Raw) 0.3/1 large Turnip greens (cooked) 12.2 / 1 cup Green peas (cooked) 4.1 / 1 cup Spinach (raw) 3.7 / 1 cup Corn (cooked) 1.5 / 1 cup Broccoli (raw) 1.3 / 1 cup Broccoli (cooked) 0.8 / 1/2 cup Green beans (cooked) 0.9 / 1 cup.
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My spect lens no. Is -5.1L and -5.4R and I wear my spect all time since 5 years. Is there any chances of improving eye sight through proper diet medicine and yoga. I am 25 year old.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My spect lens no. Is -5.1L and -5.4R and I wear my spect all time since 5 years. Is there any chances of improving ey...
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 25 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. If 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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I have a achn in eye from last 4 days so what I can do for it please give me suggestion.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have a achn in eye from last 4 days so what I can do for it please give me suggestion.
There are many reasons of pain in eyes and few important ones are 1.Lack of sleep 2.Hypertension or Hypotension 3.Frequent upper resp.Tract infections like Sneezing,Sinusitis 4.Weak eye sight,conjunctivitis,Allergy 5.Overuse of eyes while studying,watching TV,Computers,Mobiles. So identify the cause of your Eye pain and treatment and management can be given accordingly. You can use following Homoeopathic eyedrops for general Eye pain CINERARIA EUPHRASIA EYE DROPS
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I have got for few months and motions, red eyes and I can't lifting any body pains in my opinion is that so give any other information.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have got for few months and motions, red eyes and I can't lifting any body pains in my opinion is that so give any ...
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 spectacles when I was in class 4. Now I'm in final year engineering and my eye sights are near sightedness -3 and -3.25 in both eyes. And I have cylindrical number too. What should I do? And laser operation is possible if I have cylindrical number?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have spectacles when I was in class 4. Now I'm in final year engineering and my eye sights are near sightedness -3 ...
Yes you can undergo lasik surgery after a proper prelasik checkup. Cylinderical number can be easily corrected 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 day care procedure does not require any injections, does not require admission, you can simply resume your duties in 2 days. 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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I am 18" years old male. I am struggling with my eye strain while watching tv and phone. What should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 18" years old male. I am struggling with my eye strain while watching tv and phone. What should I do?
The Straining of eyes is due to 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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Left eyes is paining and tears are dropping She is taking proper sleeps Suddenly it took place today only.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Left eyes is paining and tears are dropping
She is taking proper sleeps
Suddenly it took place today only.
Hello, take mag phos 6x , 5 tabs thrice daily. Use CMD2 eye drops, 2 drop in each eye twice daily. Revert me after 7days.
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My age is 21. I need to know. What is lasik laser. How much will it cost for my eyes. And are they any side effects.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My age is 21. I need to know. What is lasik laser. How much will it cost for my eyes. And are they any side effects.
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). Precaution include: a. Avoid face/head wash for 1 week b. Avoid swimming /water sports for 6 weeks c. Avoid eye make up for 6 weeks.
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My brother got a injury in his eyes his retina got injured and this case is about 8 months he is not able to see far. And the blood is cotted on his retina we tried in aiims but there is no relief.

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
My brother got a injury in his eyes his retina got injured and this case is about 8 months he is not able to see  far...
There are many complications of eye trauma. Generally retinal pathologies hav poor prognosis. As you hv shown inaiims already. All you can do its folow what they hav adviced. And follow up there regularily.
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I have a red eyes allergies. What should I do. My eyes contact with wind then my eyes rapidly changes colour.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have a red eyes allergies. What should I do. My eyes contact with wind then my eyes rapidly changes colour.
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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Hi, I am planning to do a Lasik treatment as I have myopia and my lens power is -13. Please suggest me what are the options on the same.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Hi,
I am planning to do a Lasik treatment as I have myopia and my lens power is -13. Please suggest me what are the o...
Hello you are not suitable candidate for lasik but you can get rid of glasses by icl. Consult local ophthalmologist.
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My age +54 years, using spectacles during reading newspaper only and no problems w r t reading long-distance. Whats exercise, diet and protection prevention requires to improve short distance whereas long distances eyesight is OK.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My age +54 years, using spectacles during reading newspaper only and no problems w r t reading long-distance. Whats e...
Hello 1. Everyone needs glasses for near after age of 40/yrs. This is presbyopia and it is normal aging phenomenon 2. There is no cure for that 3. Use glasses for near.
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मेरी आँखों का नंबर राईट साइड में 1.50 एवम् लेफ्ट में 1.25 है कंप्यूटर में काम करने के करसन आँखों में भारीपन लगता है और चश्मा निकलने पर आँखों से आंसू आते है कृपया बताये क्या ये प्रॉब्लम गंभीर है क्या यह ठीक हो सकती है

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
मेरी आँखों का नंबर राईट साइड में 1.50 एवम् लेफ्ट में 1.25 है कंप्यूटर में काम करने के करसन आँखों में भारीपन लगता है औ...
Prolonged working on laptop/tv/mobile can cause computer vision syndrome. Computer vision syndrome is a condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer or other display device for, uninterrupted periods of time. Some symptoms of cvs include a. Headaches b blurred vision c. Neck pain d redness in the eyes e. Eye strain f dry eyes sometimes watery eyes these symptoms can be further aggravated by improper lighting conditions. Measures to reduce this include 1. Work under proper light. 2. Blink a lot. 3. Cold compresses 4. Use good lubricating eyedrop.
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Sir, I am suffering from amblyopia (lazy eye disease) in right eye. There is some cure for this diseases. I had this problem since 6 years. Please help I am very upset. When doctor tell there is no cure of this.

MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Jaipur
Lazy eye can be stimulated to some extent after through examination of your eyesd. Spects/ contact lenses may be the answer.
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I have problem in red eye and neck pain from two days its very painful what should i do ?

F.LVPEI (Retina), DNB, MS, FICO, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Mumbai
I have problem in red eye and neck pain from two days its very painful what should i do ?
Dear red eyes have variety of causes. But if it is associated with severe pain, then you need to consult an eye doctor immediately.
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My brother having an eye problem, means left eyeshiled ramblings sometimes and consulted certain eye specialist who recommended to see neuro. Now still the problems persist. Please advice.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My brother having an eye problem, means left eyeshiled ramblings sometimes
and consulted certain eye specialist who r...
Hello your symptoms are suggestive of myokymia most common cause being tension kindly observe it may resolve on its own without treatment if it persists, kindly consult local ophthalmologist.
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Sir, My daughter cornea thickness is 409 and 412. Is it fit for lasik surgery. Doctor is saying that this is not fit for lasik. Please advise.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Sir, My daughter cornea thickness is 409 and 412. Is it fit for lasik surgery. Doctor is saying that this is not fit ...
Hello. She is not at all fit for lasik please get pentacam done and find out why her corneal thickness is so low if everything is all right then she can undergo phakic iol to get rid of glasses.
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My wife is suffering from cold, continues sneezing, itching in eyes. Tried everything almost homeopathy, allopathy, ayurveda but some of good time. infect nose test also conducted to se where any extra nose bone but the same is not found. If possible please suggest what best we can done to stop her problem.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
My wife is suffering from cold, continues sneezing, itching in eyes.
Tried everything almost homeopathy, allopathy, a...
If symptoms are sneezing, running nose, blocked nose 1. Take proper rest/ lot of fluids 2. Take proper home made diet. 3. Steam inhalation carefully by steam inhaler twice a day for 2-3 days frequent/ continuous cough cold may be because of many reasons like: 1. Any ENT problem like DNS polyp sinusitis 2. Low immunity 3. Allergic condition so you need to consult ENT doctor for proper examination and further management.
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