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Dr. Malini Francis

MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmology, DNB

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

19 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
Dr. Malini Francis MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmology, DNB Ophthalmologist, Chennai
19 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic  ·  ₹ online
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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 19 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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I am 21 year old I have severe eye problem, my eyes will become red when exposed to cold.

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I am 21 year old I have severe eye problem, my eyes will become red when exposed to cold.
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) don't take your eyes for granted! protect your sight with these six tips: a. Eat healthy antioxidant rich diet for good vision b. Quit smoking c. Wear sunglasses to protect eyes from dust, uv light, pollution d. Wash your eyes 3-4 times a day e. Look away from the computer screen at regular intervals f. Avoid rubbing your eyes with fingers/ cloth/ shirt/ dupatta, etc. Hope my suggestions helped you. Take care, regards.

After reading for longtime my eye are paining so much (I have a sight +1.5) give some healthy tips to control my eye pain.

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After reading for longtime my eye are paining so much (I have a sight +1.5) give some healthy tips to control my eye ...
Hello, take, homoeo-medicine** @ physostigma 30-6 pill, thrice a day. @ ruta 30-6 pills, thrice day. You should go for re-examination of eyes. All d best.

I have problem in my eyes since last 8 year. My problem is allergy in my eyes. Please advise.

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Dear lybrate-user:- As per you r complaints you r suffering from chronic Allergic conjuntivitis. Following treatment is being recommended to you Take regullar aerobic exercises, green vegetables coloured fruits, salads, PLENTY of water. E/d olapatadine 3 times a day @× 10 days If above treatment is not respond then revert for further treatment

I have red eyes for over 15 days, first I have very good eyes now I want advice from you what should I do to get rid of this red eyes?

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I have red eyes for over 15 days, first I have very good eyes now I want advice from you what should I do to get rid ...
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. These may be due to: • Blepharitis: Swelling along the edge of the eyelid. • Conjunctivitis: Swelling or infection of the clear tissue that lines the eyelids and covers the surface of the eye (the conjunctiva). This is often referred to as "pink eye." • Corneal ulcers: Sores on the cornea most often caused by a serious bacterial or viral infection. • Uveitis: Inflammation of the uvea, which includes the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. The cause is most often not known. It may be related to an autoimmune disorder, infection, or exposure to toxins. The type of uveitis that causes the worst red eye is called iritis, in which only the iris is inflamed. Other potential causes of eye redness include: • Colds or allergies . • Acute glaucoma: A sudden increase in eye pressure that is extremely painful and causes serious visual problems. This is a medical emergency. The more common form of glaucoma is chronic and gradual. • 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. So,visit a local eyespecialist.The diagnosis of your problem in eyes can only be made by local examination of eyes

I have red eye for 3 days what should I do?

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I have red eye for 3 days what should I do?
Acupat eye drop 3 times a day for a week and genteal eye drop 3 times a day for a week. If you hav sticky discharge then let me know.

Dr. From last Few Months I am suffering with huge Gas passing. Sometimes the Gas contains smells and sometimes not. But from last one month the Gas formation in stomach was large. Every 1 Hrs one time is minimum to pass Gas. Pls help it was very disturbing Condition.

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Dr. From last Few Months I am suffering with huge Gas passing. Sometimes the Gas contains smells and sometimes not. B...
Hi your bowel movement is improper. * take plenty of water to reduce toxin * take your breakfast and meal in time * avoid junk food, * take 4 nos of marie biscuits with 100 ml of water, at every two hrs. * go for a walk in the morning for an hr $ homoeo-care: @ china 200-5 drops tthrice a day @ carbo veg200 5 drops--thrice a day @ lycopod 200-5 drops- 3 doses in a week report after a week take care,

Whenever I do push ups my eyes become red and I feel some pain on my face. Can you suggest what can I do?

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Whenever I do push ups my eyes become red and I feel some pain on my face. Can you suggest what can I do?
Hello, redness of eyes may be caused by several things like an allergy, infection, inflammation and dry eyes, etc. Here are the most likely combinations. 1. Redness + itching: might be caused by allergy 2. Redness + pain + watering + decreased vision: most likely being caused by an infection 3. Redness + pain: there must be an inflammation in the eye. 4. Redness foreign body sensation: this is most likely caused by dryness. Redness alone could be normal due to exposure to dust and temperature where eyes may be red in the morning. Another factor for redness is stress. I would suggest a few remedies for healthy eyes however they may not be effective for redness, they are? try blinking every few minutes? splash your eyes with fresh water? use cold compresses to cool your eyes? use lubricating drops eg flo-gel. This can remove the problem of dry eyes. It is best advised to see an ophthalmologist for examination and treatment.

My son is 4. 10 yrs in age and rubs his eyes a lot? can his eyes be weak? should I get an eyesight test done?

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Age is 4 yr and 10 months, if I am correct. Most common cause is dust and enviormental allergen for itchy eyes. You can go for a vision test if itching persists even after avoiding allergens

Hi meri Mummi ke eyes ke neeche dark circles horhe hai kaafi saalo se yeh jaate nhi hai iska bhut illaz krwaya hai lekin yh thik nhi hote please iska koi solution btaiye jisse yeh thik hojae please aur mere bhi chohte chohte pimples ho rhe hai face pr yh bhi nhi jaate mai 17 saal k a hu yh 4 saal se horhe hai isko bhi bhut doctor pr dikha diya lekin km hojate hai phir dwai chod deta hu phir hojate hai please iska bhi solution btaiye.

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Hi  meri Mummi ke eyes ke neeche dark circles horhe hai kaafi saalo se yeh jaate nhi hai iska bhut illaz krwaya hai l...
Hello, * take, plenty of water. * go for meditation. * ensure 6 hrs sound sleep in d night. * take, easily digestible diet. * avoid, junk food, dust, smoke, scorching sun. *homoe-care** @ sepia, 200-6 pills, once a day. @ thuja occ 30-6 pills-thrice day. Take, care.

I have red eyes over the last 3 days? what should I do. Also I have back pain problem please help as soon as possible.

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I have red eyes over the last 3 days? what should I do.
Also I have back pain problem please help as soon as possible.
Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Kindly take BioD3 Max 1 tab dailyx10 Paracetamol 250mg OD & SOS x5days Do back(spine)/shoulder/knee exercises Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take Do not ignore it. It could be beginning of a serious problem. If no relief in 4_5 days,then contact me again. For eye problem kindly consult a eye doctor.

I have problem in my eyes I cannot able to see blackboard what should I do for this?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist
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I have problem in my eyes I cannot able to see blackboard what should I do for this?
hello dear...for weak sight u should consult local eye surgeon and get ur eyesight checked. use glasses for proper vision if required...other options are contact lens and lasik laser (after age of 18)

I feel pain in my eyes. I always have to apply hair, if do shampoo on my hair again I have the pain. It's difficult while blinking the eyes. Pain on head also.

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Ophthalmologist
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I feel pain in my eyes. I always have to apply hair, if do shampoo on my hair again I have the pain. It's difficult w...
Could be because of dryness dryness of eyes can be because of many reasons and mostly due to age, computer usage, airconditioners, pollution, allergy and many more. One needs to find the exact cause and modify lifestyle accordingly and start medicines. You will have to visit eye surgeon who will help you with the same.

I am 20 years old. My eyes become red if I got out or if I stare TV for 20 minutes. I have been using eye drops since 2 weeks but no results.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist
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I am 20 years old. My eyes become red if I got out or if I stare TV for 20 minutes. I have been using eye drops since...
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. 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. It would be much better if I could have a look at your eyes.

I m facing a little problem. I have red eyes for 2days. I used Olopat Od twice a day but nothing happened. What should I do?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist
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I m facing a little problem. I have red eyes for 2days. I used Olopat Od twice a day but nothing happened. What shoul...
olopat od is only for allergy. 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

My eyesight is getting weaker and weaker and I am not able to see distinct objects clearly I don't wanna have lens But I want it to be fixed with proper diet.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist
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My eyesight is getting weaker and weaker and I am not able to see distinct objects clearly
I don't wanna have lens
Bu...
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 18 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 after age of 18 yrs.

Wearing and Caring for Your Contact Lenses

Cornea Cataract & Lasik
Ophthalmologist
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There are a number of eye conditions that make the use of glasses and eye lenses mandatory for a more comfortable life where your vision is as normal as is medically possible. Poor eyesight and conditions like inward eyelids and others can lead to the prescription of contact lenses and glasses. Contact lenses are delicate optical tools that glide easily over your eyes and need a lot of care. One should also know how to wear them properly. If one does not wear and care for the contact lenses properly, it may lead to a variety of complications. Read on to know how you can take better care of your contact lenses.

Cleanliness: to begin with, keeping the lenses clean is of utmost importance. Since these lenses will go on to the eye and remain there for most part of the day, it is imperative that they should be clean so that no dirt comes to settle on the eye to cause complications and even possible infections in the long run. While the disposable soft contact lenses do not need a whole lot of care as they can be disposed as and when the wearer needs a new pair, the soft lenses are the ones that need regular care so as to avoid vision affecting problems in the long run.

Clean hands: before you handle the contact lenses, you must wash and clean your hands thoroughly with a non cosmetic soap that is free of additives like fragrances and artificial perfumes, oils and other lotions. These may get transferred to the lens which will leave you with blurry vision. Dry your hands properly using a lint free towel.

Makeup: if you have to wear makeup, we would suggest doing so after you have safely installed the contact lenses in your eyes. Also, you must remember to remove your lenses before you begin the makeup removal procedure. This is to be done so that you do not get any makeup on to the delicate surface of the lens.

Disinfecting solution: when you buy your contact lenses, you will also get a disinfecting solution as well as a set of instructions for taking care of your lenses. So ensure that you use the correct disinfecting solution, eye drops as well as the prescribed enzymatic cleaners to keep your lenses clean and free of germs with a light rubbing action. Let the lenses stand in this solution at night too so that the germs cannot travel to the surface.
Never use tap water or your mouth to clean these lenses as the microorganisms found even in distilled water can latch on to the surface.
Wearing and Caring for Your Contact Lenses

I have nystagmus problem since childhood because of this my vision is going lowing. Is there any option on nystagmus problem? Please help.

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Ophthalmologist
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I have nystagmus problem since childhood because of this my vision is going lowing. Is there any option on nystagmus ...
Hello lybrate-user. Nystagmus is a condition associated with oscillatory movements of the eyeball which may occur at varying intervals. It may be associated with certain retinal defects as well as systemic problems. If it has been present since childhood, it is likely to be completely curable. Though there are a few non-surgical as well as surgical options for nystagmus, they are usually associated with incomplete results. It would be better to have a look at your past reports as well as the present eye condition and then arrive upon a definite conclusion. Let me know if it is possible to communicate over the video/ audio facility provided by lybrate. In that way, I would be able to guide you in a better manner. Hope my suggestions helped you. Take care-regards-dr.

Hello doctor my self sona devi I am 20 year old unmarried girl I have eyes pain and etching problem last two days what should I do please tell me doctor.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist
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Hello doctor my self sona devi I am 20 year old unmarried girl I have eyes pain and etching problem last two days wha...
hello...i think u have allergic conjunctivitis..Eye allergies, called allergic conjunctivitis, are a common condition that occurs when the eyes react to something that irritates them (called an allergen). The eyes produce a substance called histamine to fight off the allergen. As a result, the eyelids and conjunctiva (the thin, filmy membrane that covers the inside of your eyelids) become red, swollen and itchy, with tearing and burning. The key to treating eye allergies is to avoid or limit contact with the substance causing the problem.Avoid rubbing eyes instead do cold compresses. Use antiallergic eyedrop along with lubricating eyedrop. this will help u I am very sorry dear to say that there is no drud that can cure allergy..only way is to stay away from all those things that u r allergic to .

Hello I am rahul 20 years old male I hve pain in my scalp and loosing hair also and my eyesight also going weak can't see words written on a distance of 3 meters what should I do to get rid from this problems?

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist
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Hello I am rahul 20 years old male I hve pain in my scalp and loosing hair also and my eyesight also going weak can't...
Dear l u:- you r suffering from refractive error. You urgently need complete correction of refractive error. Take regullar aerobic exercises, eat coloured fruits & vegetables, plenty of water.

I have a head ache for 2, 3 days and my eyes are sometimes blurring while head ache what I do?

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I have a head ache for 2, 3 days and my eyes are sometimes blurring while head ache what I do?
1.Take paracetamol 500mg,1 tablet as and when required after food up to a maximum of 3 tablets daily, 2.Drink plenty of water 3.Take rest 4.Avoid stress /Anxiety and have adequate sleep
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