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Dr. Megha Balasubramaniam

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

100 at clinic
Dr. Megha Balasubramaniam Ophthalmologist, Chennai
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Dr. Megha Balasubramaniam is an experienced Ophthalmologist in Triplicane, Chennai. You can visit her at Vasan Eye Care Hospital - Triplicane in Triplicane, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Megha Balasubramaniam on Lybrate.com.

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My eyesight weakens due to diabetic checked nerves are weaken can do laser treatment?

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My eyesight weakens due to diabetic
checked nerves are weaken can do laser treatment?
Laseris one of the treatment for diabetic retinopathy. Consult your eye specialist for the treatment.

My family member is suffering from diffused facial hypopigmentation from the last 10 months and it is gradually deepening. No itching. I have already tried laser, chemical peel worsening the condition. Now I have stopped using sunscreen but there is no benefit. please give your expert opinion.

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My family member is suffering from diffused facial hypopigmentation from the last 10 months and it is gradually deepe...
A cream Name spot corrector of Artistry Brand is available, this cream has shown good result (30-40% lightening in 2-3 month) along with illuminating essence of same brand has shown wonderful result Treatment can be decided after Physical examination Consult me for further management

I have a problem in both eyes When I look my mobile in night for 1 or 2 second . In my eyes and head pain start and increasing Please give me good suggest.

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I have a problem in both eyes When I look my mobile in night for 1 or 2 second . In my eyes and head pain start and i...
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

I have a far sightness with power 1.5 both eyes .I want suggestion whether to use eye lenses or LASIK Surgery ?

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Depends on one's need of glasses. If you need glasses right from the time you wake up in the morning, then you will find LASIK a good option to remove your glass dependency.

I am an 18 year old male. When ever I go into a room with air conditioner turned on, my eyes get teary. Even if the temperature is 22-25�C. This is so embarrassing in front of friends and they think I am crying. What is the solution for this. I have cinacitis too. Is it related to that?

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I am an 18 year old male. When ever I go into a room with air conditioner turned on, my eyes get teary. Even if the t...
make sure ac doesnt flow directly on your face. also get your eyes checked for any allergy and spectacle power

I am 55 years old with no diabetes. I suspect for cataract(?) in right eye. May I know the budget for surgery approx.

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The cost is depends on type of procedure ( i. E phaco or sics) and type of lens (toric, aspheric, multifocal). Now a days usually phaco and mics is done. The whole package ranges from 16k to 35k.

While swimming my eyes become red why?

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Swimming pools have certain chemicals (chloramines) which are irritant to eyes ,some people have more sensitivity as compare to others. Use swimming goggles ,and take a clean water shower after swimming. If you observe unusual redness ,pain kindly consult ophthalmologist ,to rule out infection.

Symptoms and treatment of dry eyes I work on computer all day nw my eyes get red n dry please tell any nice eye drop.

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Symptoms and treatment of dry eyes I work on computer all day nw my eyes get red n dry please tell any nice eye drop.
Instructions for computer use: take frequent breaks while you are working every 20-25 mins take break to look away from screen blink more frequently' level of screen should be below the level of eyes ac should not blow directly on your face. Also get your eyes checked for any spectacle power.

Sir, I am a boy , 15 years, sir I am wearing specs the powers are 1 and 0 . 75. Sir how I can naturally improve my eye sight an get rid of specs.

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Sir, I am a boy , 15 years, sir I am wearing specs the powers are 1 and 0 . 75. Sir how I can naturally improve my ey...
Hello, get your eyes tested from an opthalmologist. 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.

Sir, please also suggest some treatment for my eyes as meanwhile taking Said Megamentin some swelling near eyes and some conjunctivitis sort of feeling was also there. I took azithromycin eye drop and tablet for same. The conjunctivitis was mainly in morning when I awake 01/06/2016 6: 25 PM But it's decreasing now. please suggest further for eyes.

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Sir, please also suggest some treatment for my eyes as meanwhile taking Said Megamentin some swelling near eyes and s...
Dear lybrate-user! do not worry about the conjunctivitis, homeopathy can cure the conjunctivitis without any adverse effect. The conjunctivitis are due to various infection caused by 1. Bacterial 2. Viral 3. Fungal 4. Dust 5. Allergens etc. The swelling near the eyes may be styes due to frequent infection, homeopathy can treat it permanently. 1. Avoid dust 2. Wear cooler while traveling in bike 3. Wear helmet while traveling in two wheeler 4. Wash your face more frequently for more than 5 times per day with normal water 5. Wash your face immediately after travelling 6. You may experience the irritation, watering, itching, redness, swelling and fever, homoeopathy can cure the problem permanently 7. Keep clean cloth for cleaning the eyes.

I am using spectacles but I want to avoid because I don't like and I am 19 year old guy when I can remove them.

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I am using spectacles but I want to avoid because I don't like and I am 19 year old guy when I can remove them.
Tell me your spectacle power. You can go for lasik surgery. Your age is appropriate for that. Only thing is your no should be stabilised before that means it should no be increasing on regularly. It's a safe procedure.

My eyes become dry after using pc or mobile & it pains.

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My eyes become dry after using pc or mobile & it pains.
It seems probably you spend a long tym on your computer and you hav developed computer vision syndrome. Go to a clinic. Get your refraction done. Orthoptics done. To find any refractive error or muscle weakness. Also try to blink your eyes properly while wrk. Use good tear substitutes. Like genteal four times a day. And antiglare screen for yr sysytem.

Due to less slip or extra writing on book my right eye becomes red and irritate nxt day what should I do now it is from 2-3 days.

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Due to less slip or extra writing on book my right eye becomes red and irritate nxt day what should I do now it is fr...
Hello there are many causes for redness of eyes mainly allergy, infection, inflammation and dry eyes etc. 1. Redness + itching: allergy 2. Redness + pain + watering + decreased vision: infection 3. Redness + pain: inflammation 4. Redness foreign body sensation: dryness if there is only redness then it is normal as slight exposure to dust, temperature or air or eyes may be red in morning. Stress may also cause redness. I usually do not treat when there is only redness, you can 1. Blink a lot 2. Wash eyes with fresh water 3. Cold compresses 4. Use lubricating eye drop like flogel these measures will help to keep your eyes healthy but it will not have any effect on redness (treating general redness alone is not necessary also) having said that you should consult local ophthalmologist for proper examination and treatment.

I am 21 year old I have pain in the centre point head, upper the eyes, and problem of high sound and flash of light. Please advise some tips.

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I am 21 year old I have pain in the centre point head, upper the eyes, and problem of high sound and flash of light. ...
Headache is a symptom rather than a disease and may be caused by high blood pressure, insomnia, weak eyesight, sinusitis, hunger, anemia, listening to loud music, studying in improper light, emotional strain, overwork, constipation, and flatulence. 1. Apply a paste of ground clay or sandalwood powder mixed with rose water for relief in burning sensation with headache. 2. Grind 10-12 grains of black pepper and 10-12 grains of rice with water to make it a paste. Apply this paste on affected area of the head for 15-20 minutes.

I use spectacles of no.-1.75. I want to join Indian air force as a officer. Please suggest me if there is any other option other than laser. I am from bhiwani, haryana so which is best hospital nearby where I go.

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I use spectacles of no.-1.75. I want to join Indian air force as a officer. Please suggest me if there is any other o...
Being a homoeopath,i will advise you to undergo homoeopathic treatment as homoeopathic medicine along with exercises aand a diet plan are very effective combination for improving eyesight.consult me but before consulting keep in mind that you will have to take homoeopathic medicines from 9-12 months for achieving spects less eyes naturally.

We have been reading and listening the harmful effects of drinking water in plastic bottles, having tea in plastic cups and heating the food in plastic containers in microwave oven. Can somebody please tell which utensils we should use for microwaves, we usually have only plastic lunchboxes for office lunch and plastic containers at home. Also please suggest which bottles we should use for consumption of water which can be stored in fridges as well.

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We have been reading and listening the harmful effects of drinking water in plastic bottles, having tea in plastic cu...
Hi" Old is really a Gold" – remember this phase? In fact, it is very true. While selecting the material of the plate or glass or bowl, the healthiest cookware choices are those that use classic materials such as stainless steel and cast iron which wouldn't harm your body! What you want to look for when evaluating the healthfulness of cookware is whether the material that it is made from carries much toxic risk and how likely the cookware materials are to leach into the food during cooking. Using these two criteria, stainless steel and cast iron are the best choices. Avoid using aluminum, copper, and non-stick cookware. Avoid hard plastic melamine dishes.  They are made by combining the chemical melamine with formaldehyde (which is considered a known human carcinogen). Earthenware, porcelain, and pottery (ceramic) utensils can be used for both cooking and serving food. They are durable, and are excellent for slow, even cooking in even heat, such as slow baking. However, they are comparatively unsuitable for cooking using a direct heat, such as a cooking over a flame. When it comes to dishware, glass is a great choice, followed by ceramic dishware with lead-free glaze.  If you are concerned about breakage - food grade silicone (Kinderville brand), high quality 304-grade stainless steel and bamboo or wood  containing food-safe finishes are all safe options. The safest materials for cookware and bakeware include: glass, high quality 304 grade stainless steel, cast iron and Xtrema ceramic cookware. Avoid Teflon and any other chemical non-stick coatings. When using stainless steel cookware, know that deeply scratched and pitted pans can cause metals (nickel and chromium) to migrate into food in trace amounts. These are not toxic elements, so there is not really cause for concern unless you have a specific allergy or sensitivity.  But to play it safe, avoid frequent use of abrasive materials with stainless steel cookware. If you must use plastic in the kitchen: Choose BPA-Free, PVC-free plastic. Do not heat in the microwave (“microwave-safe” only means that the plastic won’t actually melt – the extreme heat of the oven will increase transference of chemicals). Do not store fatty, greasy or acidic foods in plastic. Do not use scratched, badly worn or cloudy plastics for your food and beverages. Hand-wash plastics to avoid wear and tear. When it comes to food storage, safer materials include: glass, 304 grade stainless steel, food-grade silicone – all of which do not leach chemicals into your food. (Last, but not least the most important and concern fact is the Kitchen sponges which are used to clean the utensils can grow harmful bacteria, yeasts, and molds. The best ways to kill germs on a kitchen sponge are: Microwave the sponge on high for one minute, which kills up to 99% of germs or keep it in the sunlight after every use. Another option is to buy a new sponge each week.)

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Foods for eye health

Carrots really are good for your eyes. So are spinach, nuts, oranges, beef, fish, whole grains, and many other foods in a healthy diet. Look for foods with antioxidants such as omega-3 fatty acids; vitamins c, e, and beta-carotene; as well as zinc, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Research shows those nutrients may make age-related macular degeneration less likely.
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Some time red eyes after done some energetic work so what can I do give me suggestion?

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Some time red eyes after done some energetic work so what can I do give me suggestion?
Hello, take Ferrum phos 6X , 5 tabs thrice daily and use CMD2 eye drops , 2 drop in each eye twice daily.

I am a cable operator, day before yesterday I noticed that my left eye has low eye sight what should I do?

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I am a cable operator, day before yesterday I noticed that my left eye has low eye sight what should I do?
Being a homoeopath,i will advise you to undergo homoeopathic treatment as homoeopathic medicine along with exercises aand a diet plan are very effective combination for improving eyesight.consult me

I wear Len's from last 1 year but unable to wear it for long time what may be problem.

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I wear Len's from last 1 year but unable to wear it for long time what may be problem.
Ur lenses might b old, you r overusing it or coz of dryness. Use genteel eye drop you will feel better.
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