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Dr. Malini Francis

MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmology, DNB

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

20 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
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Dr. Malini Francis MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmology, DNB Ophthalmologist, Chennai
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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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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
Professional Memberships
All India Ophthalmological Society

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I Am 19 Years Male My Eye Sight Is Very Weak So What I Should Do To Improve My Eye Sightedness.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I Am 19 Years Male My Eye Sight Is Very Weak So What I Should Do To Improve My Eye Sightedness.
Homoeopathic medicine PHYSOSTIGMA Q ( SBL) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily NATRUM MUR 6X ( Dr Reckeweg) Chew 4 tab twice daily Preferably Early morning EYE BALL ROTATION EXERCISE 20 times clockwise nd 20 times Anticlockwise completes one cycle.Repeat cycles at least 5 times in start reaching upto 20 in 3 months.You can do this eye exercise any time during the day but morning time while seeing towards the red light of Sun when it is not completely risen,is the best time,dont see directly towards Sun.
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I want I specs to be removed by natural way without any kind of surgery. Power is just -1.25 & -1.00.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
I want I specs to be removed by natural way without any kind of surgery. Power is just -1.25 & -1.00.
Hello Reshank. The power (-1.25 and -1.0) is not a BIG power. In fact, you may not require glasses all the time. Only while viewing distant objects, eg. small line on the television, movies at the the theatre, while driving vehicles, etc would you need to use your glasses. To remove the specs in a natural way is actually nature's decision! What i mean to say that usually, it is impossible to remove spectacle power without surgery. One suggestion is that you could try using contact lenses if you are uncomfortable with glasses. Contact lenses used in the proper way (maintaining good hygiene) help to provide a better field of vision as well. In case you need more guidance with this, we could get in touch via the video facility offered by lybrate. Let me know if required. Hope my suggestions help you. Take care. Regards. -Dr. Chaitanya Shukla.
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I want to get rid of my spectacles, Power is -3.5. Is laser a solution? I use specs regularly.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I want to get rid of my spectacles, Power is -3.5. Is laser a solution?
I use specs regularly.
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 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. 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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My brother gets itching in his eyes every evening and water in eyes. Eyes get red and he is unable to open his eyes for half an hour. What should be done? and what can be the problem?

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Panipat
My brother gets itching in his eyes every evening and water in eyes. Eyes get red and he is unable to open his eyes f...
Use a good lubricating eye drop three times a day do cold compress three times a day with ice pack problem could be some allergy.
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I am 17 years old, and a programmer always stick to my computer. I am facing constant headache since 2 months ago. Now reduce the usage of computer but headache is as constant as it was, what can I do?

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM, Fellowship in palliative medicine, certificate in interventional pain management
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
I am 17 years old, and a programmer always stick to my computer. I am facing constant headache since 2 months ago. No...
Headache at young age in your situation can be most likely due to 1.Refractive error (vision defect ). Simple vision check and wearing spectacles accordingly can help. Other causes of headache can be : 1. Tension headache : Pain is band like constriction at forehead. Simple analgesics like paracetamol will help. 2. Migraine : episodes of severe headache, generally one sided and associated with nausea or vomiting, photophobia / phonophobia. Migraine treatment requires lifestyle modifications and painkillers. 3.Sinusitis: Headache with nasal discharge, fever and throat pain. Consult an ENT specialist in such cases. Other causes of headache can be cluster headache, tumour, meningitis, cervical spine diseases, and many more. For relief you can take simple analgesics like paracetamol. Consult a doctor if headache worsens or persists or develop neurological problems like seizures, loss of consciousness or weakness of hands or legs. Consult again if needed for further queries.
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Is LASIK Surgery safe in the long term? Have heard that it has negative effects as a person goes above 40.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
Is LASIK Surgery safe in the long term? Have heard that it has negative effects as a person goes above 40.
in current scenario , lasik surgery is very safe with latest laser machines and highly predicatable outcomes. no negative effect on person above 40, its just that reading glasses that comes with age after 40 will remain.. 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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I want an advise how can I improve my eye sight n I have far sightedness please sugest me a good answer.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I want an advise how can I improve my eye sight n I have far sightedness please sugest me a good answer.
Only practical thing that you can do is wear your glasses regularly and get your eyes tested once in a year. Needless to say that avoid junk food and eat healthy. Spectacle power usually does not go by natural means.
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Hey I am having minus 5.5 eye site n I am 21 years. Is there any possibility to to improve my vision.

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Hey I am having minus 5.5 eye site n I am 21 years. Is there any possibility to to improve my vision.
Get your refraction done and wear spectacles eat green veggies. Carrots. Strain less your eyes. Relax your eyes in between work. Blink regularly if working for long time on computer. Lower the brightness of your screen. Work under adequately illuminated conditions. If needed wear corrective spectacles. These r few things you can take care of. Otherwise as such no options available which wd increases your eyesight. You can go for contact lens or refractive surgeries but before that you have to undergo detailed refraction and corneal examination. If you satisfy d criteria you can go fore refractive surgery.
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I have defects in my eye with power -4.5 diopter. Is lasik a best method for this.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have defects in my eye with power -4.5 diopter. Is lasik a best method for this.
Yes you can plan lasik. 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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I am 68 Male, having pain in my backside of head almost regularly. Some times it goes automatically but most of the time, I have to take Dispirine etc. My eyes too are etching and watering regularly especially when reading or sitting on TV/computer. Kindly suggest some remedy, thanks.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I am 68  Male, having pain in my backside of head almost regularly. Some times it goes automatically but most of the ...
take tab. sinarest twice a day. take protein powder 1 tsf once with milk. plenty of water, juice, avoid more watching t.v./ computer. take few rest while work. if not ok then x ray l-s spine , cbc, eye testing. and consult again.
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I am 19 years and have myopia disorder with numbers -5 and -5.5 now. Can this be reduced by laser treatment? Or is that treatment safe?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I am 19 years and have myopia disorder with numbers -5 and -5.5 now. Can this be reduced by laser treatment? Or is th...
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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I am suffering from eye problem last 8 year. My eyes visions are -3.50 d. I am wearing glass. Please suggest me that I want to do q LASIK surgery. Its wrong or right? For me.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I am suffering from eye problem last 8 year. My eyes visions are -3.50 d. I am wearing glass. Please suggest me that ...
Hello....Lasik is a very good and safe procedure to get rid of glasses.....Doctor will do some tests and if all are ok then without fear go for lasik
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I have problems in my eye when I study late night or when I sit back benches of my classroom please suggest me what should I do.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have problems in my eye when I study late night or when I sit back benches of my classroom please suggest me what s...
Most common cause is having a spectacles power. Just get it checked with nearest eye care specialist Take frequent breaks while studying and dip a handkerchief in cold water and keep it over closed eyes for 2 minutes during breaks, you will feel better
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How to improve cylindrical vision of -7.5 Is there any medicine to get it correct.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
How to improve cylindrical vision of -7.5 Is there any medicine to get it correct.
Hello dear. R you sure that you have 7.5d cylinder. If thats true, I would suggest a test" pentacam" to rule out keratoconus. If keratoconus is ruled out then you can go for toric phakic lens to get rid of glasses.
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Myopia (Nearsightedness): Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology, Diploma in Ophthalmology , Fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment
Ophthalmologist, Ahmedabad
Myopia (Nearsightedness): Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Myopia is also known by the name of nearsightedness. It is one of the most common refractive disorders of the eye. Over the years, it has become more prevalent. According to a recent study conducted by the National Eye Institute (NEI), myopia has grown more prevalent from 25 percent in 1972 to around 40% percent in 2004 in United States.

The exact cause of the prevalence of this disorder in USA is not known. However, many doctors are of the opinion that eye fatigue due to overuse of computers can be the primary reason behind the spread of this disorder. It could also be affected by genetical links.

Myopia Symptoms And Signs:

It is time to take care of your eyes if you have difficulty in reading the sign boards on road or seeing objects from a distance. This could be a sign for myopia if you are able to see things clearly from a closer distance. There are several symptoms of myopia, including strain on eyes, headaches and squinting. If these signs don’t vanish after wearing lenses or spectacles, you must visit your ophthalmologist.

What are the factors that cause Myopia or Nearsightedness?

It occurs at a time when the eyeball of the patient is too long. The lens of the patient will be too long as compared to the focusing power of the cornea or the eye lens. This condition leads to the focusing of light rays at a point in front of the retina. The rays don’t focus directly on the retina’s surface. Myopia can also be caused if the lens of the eye is too curved. Myopia can also be caused due to a combination of factors. The problem may start from childhood. You are also at the risk of developing the problem if your parents have had the problem.

Myopia Treatment:

Myopia is not a rare disorder of the eye. People living with myopia have several options of its treatment. It can be rectified or corrected with the help of spectacles and contact lenses. It can also be corrected by refractive surgery. The kind of treatment to be chosen depends upon the degree of your myopia. You will be asked to wear lenses or spectacles for a prescribed amount of time, depending upon the degree of your disorder.

If you are suffering from myopia, the doctor will prescribe you to wear spectacles or lenses of a certain power that will be preceded by a minus (-) sign. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ophthalmologist.

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Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
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Sir good evening I want to say something that I have poor I sight I am wearing specs for 7 years what should I do to make my eyes back to normal?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
Sir good evening I want to say something that I have poor I sight I am wearing specs for 7 years what should I do to ...
Unfortunately there are no natural medications to remove spectacles permanently. You can either try contact lenses or plan for refractive lasik laser surgery.
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My spectacles number continuously increasing. What should I do for improving it. I have used most of methods.

MS - Ophthalmology, Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS)
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
My spectacles number continuously increasing. What should I do for improving it. I have used most of methods.
most probably will stabilise in one year or so, usually stabilises after 18 years of age, till then get urself checked on a 6 monthly basis. Also please get your retina checked up. Once number stable you can get lasik done for removal of glasses if you want.
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8 month before, I was meet with a bike accident and I got approx 10 Stench's on my face near my left eye and now a scare is appear on the effect area and its look bad. I really want to remove it please help me.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
8 month before, I was meet with a bike accident and I got approx 10 Stench's on my face near my left eye and now a sc...
Take Arnica 6C one dose daily for 2 weeks. It will be alright. Still if you have any queries, please let me know. Take care. :)
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