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Dr. Malini Francis

MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmology, DNB

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

21 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
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Dr. Malini Francis MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmology, DNB Ophthalmologist, Chennai
21 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 21 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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Education
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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Vasan Eye Care Hospital - Poonamalle

No.780, Trunk Road, Poonamalle. Landmark: Opp To Poonamalle Bus Stand, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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I use computer for most of the time and my eyes get strained. Can anyone recommend some eye drops.

Fellowship In Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I use computer for most of the time and my eyes get strained. Can anyone recommend some eye drops.
Hello 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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My age 24 years old and have the myopic defective vision of -2.50 from 3years and is constant.(not increasing). But I don't usually wear spectacles at least 5 to 6 hours in a day. Because I feel myself as lazy and disable. So I want to wear contact lenses. Tell me the pros and con's of wearing contact lenses. Is it safe to wear. I desperately need your suggestions.

Fellowship In Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My age 24 years old and have the myopic defective vision of -2.50 from 3years and is constant.(not increasing). But I...
Hello dear. You can use contact lens. Do not worry there are few precautions and if you follow those then thers is no need to worry. Never sleep with contact lens on do not swim or take bath while wearing contact lens keep them clean and maintain in proper solution when not in use.
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What is meant by lasik surgeon for eye what they will do in the lasik surgery. Will you plstell me.

Fellowship In Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
What is meant by lasik surgeon for eye what they will do in the lasik surgery. Will you plstell me.
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 Cost :depends on Type of lasik which varies from 25000 for standard lasik to 1.10 lacs for SMILE lasik For more details, you can read my health tip on LASIK.
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Hello, My mother aged 65 had left eye blood bleeding and took 3 Avastin injections on 29/04/2014 and now she has problem viewing and doctor said it's because water leakage please suggest what should be done. Thank you.

Fellowship In Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Hello, My mother aged 65 had left eye blood bleeding and took 3 Avastin injections on 29/04/2014 and now she has prob...
Hello there are many causes for retinal bleeding and most common cause is diabetic retinopathy. In these cases, patient need multipe avastin injections. If water is leaking again, tretament is warranted. Having said that, I need to see her medical reports and test reports so that I may guide you better regards.
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doctor i am suffering from stomach pain and i have problem in my eyes it feels itching all the time what should i do ? please advice

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Homeopath, Kolkata
doctor i am suffering from stomach pain and i have problem in my eyes it feels itching all the time what should i do ...
For a stomach ache due to indigestion, fennel seeds can give you quick relief as they have carminative, diuretic, pain-reducing and antimicrobial properties. Fennel seeds can give you relief from other indigestion symptoms like gas and bloating, too. Add one teaspoon of crushed fennel seeds to a cup of hot water and let it steep for eight to 10 minutes. Remove from heat, allow it to cool and strain it. Add a little honey and drink it slowly. Alternatively, you can chew one or one and one-half teaspoon of fennel seeds after a meal. You can use either of these remedies three times a day to reduce a stomach ache. Also take nux vom 30 - at an interval of 1 hour upto 2 doses now. For further queries get back to me.
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Types and Treatment for Astigmatism

FACS, FRCOphth, Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Kolkata
Types and Treatment for Astigmatism

Astigmatism is a typical vision problem that occurs when the shape of the cornea is distorted due to injuries or other causes. With astigmatism, the lenses of the eye or the cornea curves. This irregular curve can change the way light refracts or passes through your retina. This causes hazy, fluffy, or twisted vision. Farsightedness and partial blindness are two different sorts of issues with the way light goes to your retina. Farsightedness is called hyperopia. Partial blindness is called astigmatism.

Types: There are two types of Astigmatisms. These are:

  1. Corneal astigmatism: It happens when your cornea itself is distorted.
  2. Lenticular astigmatism: Lenticular astigmatism happens when your lens is distorted.

Risks: Astigmatism can happen in youngsters and grown-ups. Your danger of creating astigmatism might be higher if you have any of the following:

  1. A family history of astigmatism or other eye issues like dislocation of the cornea.
  2. Scarring or diminishing of your cornea
  3. Excessive partial blindness, which makes foggy vision at a separation
  4. Excessive farsightedness, which makes hazy close-up vision
  5. A past of eye surgeries, for example, cataract surgery (surgical expulsion of a blurred focal point)

Symptoms: The side effects of astigmatism include:

  1. Hazy, Bended, Or Fluffy Vision At All Separations (Close-Up And Far Away)
  2. Trouble seeing during evening
  3. Lazy eye
  4. Squinting
  5. Irritation in the eye
  6. Cerebral Pains

Diagnosis:

  • Visual Acuity Assessment Test: Patients are required to read letters from a graph at a particular distance to decide how well they can see the letters.
  • Refraction Test: A refraction test uses a machine called an optical refractor. The machine has various remedial glass lenses that are used to read an outline while looking through lenses on the optical refractor.

Treatment:

  • Keratometry: Keratometry is a route for your specialist to measure the bend of your cornea. They will do this by taking a look at your eye through a keratometer.
  • Corrective Lenses: Remedial eyeglasses and contact lenses prescribed by a specialist are the most well-known and least obtrusive solution for astigmatism.
  • Orthokeratology: Orthokeratology is a treatment that uses contact lenses to correct the deformation and flow of your cornea. You will wear inflexible contact lenses for certain time-periods. It is easier to wear them while you are sleeping and remove them during the day.

Surgery: Your specialist may suggest refractive surgery if your case is a serious one. This kind of surgery includes use of lasers or little blades to reshape your cornea. This will correct astigmatism permanently. The three basic surgeries for astigmatism are:

  1. Laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK)
  2. Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK)
  3. Spiral keratotomy (RK).

All these surgeries might carry some risks depending upon the symptoms of your problem. As innovation advances, it is very important for the patient to explore more options before choosing which refractive surgery is a good fit for him or her. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a ophthalmologist.

I have red eyes and feeling jealousy in my eyes from over 3 days because of this I can't sleep properly its very bad for my eyes.

DOMS(gold Medal);guru Nanak Eye Centre;University Of Delhi, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
I have red eyes and feeling jealousy in my eyes from over 3 days because of this I can't sleep properly its very bad ...
Red eye has many causes. You have to see if it is associated with blurring of vision, pain, discharge and other complaints. But commonly its allergic or infective in origin ie allergic or infective conjunctivitis. Which has simple treatment protocol. But still its wise to see an ophthalmologist for a thorough slit lamp examination to rule out other differentials for red eye.
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I have a eye related problem I can't see clear nearby things I used glasses but still the same problem? Help.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have a eye related problem I can't see clear nearby things I used glasses but still the same problem? Help.
I think your problem is Hypermetropia.Toconfirm the diagnosi you should visit an eye specialist and myself being a homoeopath willurely guide you how to improve your eye sight with some very effective homoeo medicines and exercises .
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I can not go for lasik surgery on my eyes and so I want to go for ICL surgery. I want to know cheap and best place, where it can be done.

Fellowship In Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I can not go for lasik surgery on my eyes and so I want to go for ICL surgery. I want to know cheap and best place, w...
Hello ICL cost varies from place to place and from hospital to hospital But on an average ICL costs around 1.10 lacs.
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