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Dr. P R Balamurugan

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

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Dr. P R Balamurugan Ophthalmologist, Chennai
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Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; a......more
Hello and thank you for visiting my Lybrate profile! I want to let you know that here at my office my staff and I will do our best to make you comfortable. I strongly believe in ethics; as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.
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Dr. P R Balamurugan is an experienced Ophthalmologist in Pammal, Chennai. He is currently practising at Sankara Eye Hospital in Pammal, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. P R Balamurugan on Lybrate.com.

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I am having problem while I m focusing on smaller oblect should I go for a eye test now:

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I am having problem while I m focusing on smaller oblect should I go for a eye test now:
Most common cause is having a spectacles power. Just get it checked with nearest eye care specialist
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I am having irritation and itching for 2 days in left eye. Is it due to pollution or infection? What should i do? Any home remedies? Or i should consult a doctor?

FVRS, DNB Ophthalmology, MS Ophthalmology, MBBS, FICO
Ophthalmologist, Chennai
You probably have an allergy/ dryness . Try using a lubricant eye drops like Refresh tears 4 times a day. In case it doesnt go away, it is better to get a doctor to look at your eyes
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I have red eyes and its paining badly. I don't have any idea about this so suggest me what can I do?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I have red eyes and its paining badly. I don't have any idea about this so suggest me what can I do?
Apply rose water in eyes and close it for few mins... Do it 2-3 times in a day to keep your eyes healthy.
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Is Your Vision Clouded? It Could Be Cataracts

FICO-1, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Is Your Vision Clouded? It Could Be Cataracts

Cataract can be defined as the clouding of the natural lenses in the eyes. This is caused by the clumping of protein in the eye lens. Cataract is a common eye disorder and the leading cause of loss of vision in people who are past their fortieth birthday. Cataract can occur in one or both eyes. When diagnosed properly, cataract can be treated with surgery to prevent blindness.

Depending on where and how they develop, there are many types of cataract. The most common amongst these are:

  1. Subcapsular cataract: These occur at the back of the eye lens. Diabetic patients are very susceptible to this kind of cataract.
  2. Nuclear cataract: Yellowish-brown cataract that form in the center of the lens are called nuclear cataract. This is usually seen in cataract caused by ageing.
  3. Cortical cataract: Cataract in the lens cortex are known as cortical cataract. These are wedge shaped and whitish in color. Spokes protruding out of these opaque wedges can be seen moving towards the center of the eye.
  4. Congenital cataract: Though they are not common, babies can also have cataract. Cataract formed at birth or within the first year of a baby's birth are known as congenital cataract.
  5. Secondary cataract: Cataract is one of the known side effects of diabetes and glaucoma. Some steroids and medicines are also linked to cataract.
  6. Traumatic cataract: If your vision becomes cloudy years after an eye injury, it could be a traumatic cataract. It can take several years for this to happen.
  7. Radiation cataract: Exposure to radiation can also lead to cataract. This is seen sometimes in patients who have undergone radiation therapy to fight diseases like cancer.

Though the type of cataract might differ from person to person, the symptoms are usually the same. Some of the common symptoms of cataract are:

  1. Blurred vision
  2. Reduced night vision
  3. Increased sensitivity to light and glare
  4. Seeing halos around lights
  5. Colors appearing faded
  6. Double vision

A reading test is the first step towards diagnosing cataracts. This is followed by tests to measure the eye pressure. Your doctor will also need to dilate the pupil to check the condition of the optic nerves and retina.

Surgery is the safest way to remove a cataract. Surgery is usually recommended when cataract begin inhibiting your daily life such as preventing you from driving, interfering with reading etc.

In most cases, this can be done as an outpatient procedure. The earlier it is diagnosed, the easier it is to treat. Hence, if you notice any of the symptoms mentioned above, get your eyes checked at once. The surgery is a day-care surgery only, so a person can go home the same day.

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Sitting Too Close To TV Will Weaken Your Eyes? FALSE.

Cornea Cataract & Lasik
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Sitting Too Close To TV Will Weaken Your Eyes? FALSE.

5 myths about eye health and the real facts behind them

Your eyes are an important part of your health. There are many things you can do to keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best. However, there are a number of myths regarding what you should do and what you shouldn't do when it comes to maintaining good eye health.

Here are 5 of those myths busted:

Myth #1: reading in dim light and sitting too close to the tv hurts your eyes

Fact: sitting too close to the tv, you may feel eye strain or get a headache from reading in the dark, but it will not weaken your eyes. It fatigues your eyes but does not harm your eye health in any way.

Myth #2: eating carrots will improve your vision

Fact: carrots are rich in vitamin a, a nutrient essential for good vision. But eating carrots will only provide a small amount of vitamin a. To get the optimum amount, you need to include other sources of vitamin a in your diet as well, some of which are milk, cheese, egg yolk and liver. Spinach is best for eye health. It has lutein and zeaxanthin, both of which can help prevent cataracts.

Myth #3: if you wear glasses or contacts for a continuous period, your eyes will weaken

Fact: your eyes will not grow weaker by using corrective lenses. The prescription may change over time due to aging or absence of disease but it has nothing to do with your current prescription. Some children have correctable eye problems that do require glasses to improve the condition.

Myth #4: when you get something in your eye, rub it out

Fact: this is not true for everything that gets in your eyes. If any particle falls in your eyes dust it off. But if it is sand and small debris that gets in your eye, don't touch it. Use an eye wash for flushing it out. If an object gets stuck in your eye, don't remove it or rub your eye constantly. Visit a doctor at the earliest because some serious injuries may seem minor at first.

Myth #5: dark sunglasses can protect your eyes from the sun

Fact: the color of sunglass does not ensure eye protection. Look for sunglasses that block both uva and UVB rays. Exposure to the UV-rays of sunlight can have cumulative effects on your eyes. It increases your risk for cataracts, solar retinitis, and age-related vision loss. Even if your contacts have UV protection, wear sunglasses that block 100% of uva and UVB rays for full protection.

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Sir 2 days back I saw a clusters of small pimples like bumps near the corner of my eye. Then it started itching and then the upper eye lid got swollen as if water is filled inside. Pls advise what it could be and what is the remedy.

DIABETES EDUCATOR, PGDND, RMP -ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE, MEDICAL TRANSCRITPTINIST, M.SC, Msc nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Bangalore
Sir 2 days back I saw a clusters of small pimples like bumps near the corner of my eye. Then it started itching and t...
U have to reduce weight it has impact on heart please take a package I will be able to deal with weight and pimples problem I will send you tips but you book an appointment with me or show pimples on avideo call please avoid fried items and use neem and tulsi or aloe vera face pack or r face wash contact me.
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I have pen in my eyes from 1 month approx These pen suddenly started and end approx 1 or 2 hours.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have pen in my eyes from 1 month approx These pen suddenly started and end approx 1 or 2 hours.
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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My wife usually feel pain in the chest (just below the neck) to the head, feels uneasy, eyes start to pain, it stops after she vomits 2-3 times. She often feel pain in her forearm. She is suffering from this for the last 4 months.

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
My wife usually feel pain in the chest (just below the neck) to the head, feels uneasy, eyes start to pain, it stops ...
She may take Bryonia 230 thrice a day two drops in water. After that consult online for further. Course of medicine and more details.
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I have red eyes for over 3 day what should I do to get out of it.?

FICO, Specialist in Cataract,Cornea and refractive surgeries , MD - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist,
I have red eyes for over 3 day what should I do to get out of it.?
There are various causes of red eye however most common will be conjunctivitis which may be allergic or infectious. Will start treatment empirically on the line of infection start eye drops vigamox 6 times a day eye drops genteal four times a day however other causes of red eyes has to be rule out like allergic, glaucoma, foreign body, uveitis dry eyes, blepharitis. Kindly consult a ophthalmologist.
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I have alot of unwanted facial hair under my eyes. How can I reduce hair growth there? Laser is very expensive for me. Kindly tell me some home remedies for thinning or reduction of unwanted facial hair. Secondly I have a very dull face. I want a glowing skin without any dark circles and flawless complexion. Kindly tell how can I achieve the same? Thanks alot.

DDV, MBBS
Dermatologist, Mumbai
I have alot of unwanted facial hair under my eyes. How can I reduce hair growth there? Laser is very expensive for me...
There is no other permanent method hair reduction other than lasers. For glowing skin please have a well balanced diet and eat food rich in amino acids vitamins and minerals. Take supplements containing. Glutathione and vit c. Use a gd sunscreen. Sleep well. Exercise regularly. Special and safe skin lightening trts are available at a dermatologists clinic.
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My eyesight is weak since 4 years. My weak point is 2.0 in both eyes. Please give me suggestions to improve it.

DNB Ophtalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
My eyesight is weak since 4 years. My weak point is 2.0 in both eyes. Please give me suggestions to improve it.
Eat one carrot s day, alternatively you can think of lasik. Visit your nearby ophthalmologist for the same.
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I could not see well. I wear specs nd my specs power is -4.50. What should I do to reduce my eyes power.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I could not see well. I wear specs nd my specs power is -4.50. What should I do to reduce my eyes power.
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------------------------------
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I am having common cold for the past 4 days. I also have a running nose and my eyes are watery. Please help me.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Noida
I am having common cold for the past 4 days. I also have a running nose and my eyes are watery. Please help me.
If symptoms are sneezing, Running nose, blocked nose 1.Take proper rest/ lot of fluids 2. and Take proper home made diet. 3. Do Steam inhalation carefully by steam inhaler twice a day for 2-3 days, 4. You can take Tablet Levocetrizine 5 mg one tablet after food once a day bedtime for 3 days.(if no drug allergy ) Consult me for further management
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Watch My smartphone screen late at night could make me lighthead and dizzy. And pressure in My head. I feel like am having a little eyes problem as well. Maybe My phone giving me them symptoms.

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Rewa
Watch My smartphone screen late at night could make me lighthead and dizzy. And pressure in My head. I feel like am h...
Dear l you :- you r suffering from refractive error, you need urgently complete refractive correction. Long time watching on laptop/smartphone will cause computer vision syndrome, this will result into dizziness & watering BE Tab xeromig 2 times a day × 10 days
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I am 19 years male, I experience while driving at night. Tears come from my eyes. I am already using crizal lenses. But not much effect suggest some ointment for giving relief to eyes.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
I am 19 years male, I experience while driving at night. Tears come from my eyes. I am already using crizal lenses. B...
Hello lybrate-user. You could use genteal eye gel for your eyes. Use it 4-5 times in a day. After putting it, keep your eyes closed for a minimum 10 minutes. This will give the much needed soothing effect to your eyes. Hope my suggestions helped you.
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I have an allergic reaction. The symptoms are sneezing and watery eyes. Can I relay on cetrizine?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have an allergic reaction. The symptoms are sneezing and watery eyes. Can I relay on cetrizine?
Whenever there is mucous discharge from the nostrils I will suggest you to take one tablet of cetrizine at night and for fever take one tablet paracetamol 650 mg and can repeat it after eight hours as and when needed.
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I am 16 years old but whenever I used to drive bike my eyes get filled with water like I am crying, same thing happens when I yawn or concentrate during studies. What should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 16 years old but whenever I used to drive bike my eyes get filled with water like I am crying, same thing happen...
Eyes water because , while driving the rate at which the eye dries up increases , hence of rate of secretion of tears also goes up. since we are not driving at a constant speed there is a mismatch between the tear secretion and eyes drying up . our body always tries to over perform. this over secreted tears is too much to handle by the normal tear route from the eyes to the nose. hence the excess tears overflow leading to watering.So it is a normal process.Dont worry about this.Your eyes are normal.
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My daughter suffering from eye infection last 1week she age just 25days. Please tell me your suggestion how to reduce this infection.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
My daughter suffering from eye infection last 1week she age just 25days.
Please tell me your suggestion how to reduce...
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 it usually takes couple of weeks for infection to subside
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I have red eyes for over four days it was so burning, I am suffering a lot what should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have red eyes for over four days it was so burning, I am suffering a lot what should I do?
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 Homoeopathic medicine EUPHRASIA 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 2 drops direct on tongue every 2-3 hrly CINERARIA /EUPHRASIA EYEDROPS ( SBL ) pour into eyes 1-2 drops 3 times daily Wear Goggles in Sunlight/Polluted areas.
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Mere sir mein dard hota hai, aur aankho se pani nikalta hai,aankhe lal rahti to kya karu.please help

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Mere sir mein dard hota hai, aur aankho se pani nikalta hai,aankhe lal rahti to kya karu.please help
For headache take tablet paracetamol and Take a flow of steam (of plain water only ) over the forehead through a crescent steam inhaler, eight hourly
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