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Dr. P.Shantha

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. P.Shantha Ophthalmologist, Chennai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. P.Shantha is a popular Ophthalmologist in Chintadripet, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Sankara Nethralaya in Chintadripet, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. P.Shantha on Lybrate.com.

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What Causes Computer Vision Syndrome?

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Eye problems that are caused due to the computer can be termed as computer vision syndrome. Staring a computer screen has become a part of our daily lives, for many of us. Work and pleasure both include using a computer or a tablet. Looking at this screen for prolonged periods can cause many problems including strain, pain and stress due to the repeated eyeball movements and non-blinking nature of the work that we do when we stare at a screen for many hours. Let us find out more about the causes of computer vision syndrome or cvs.

Repeated movements: when the same motion is carried out on a continuous basis, it can lead to stress based injuries due to the strain and stress caused in that part of the body. Much like carpal tunnel syndrome and other injuries like tennis elbow and shoulder joint problems, this condition is also caused due to the constant and repetitive movements which are known to lead to stress injuries. The longer you continue the activity, the worse it is bound to get.

Focus: when you sit in front of a computer screen and work, one of the most important things that you are doing is called focus. When you focus on a screen on a continuous basis, to align your eyes with what you need to read or see, you are causing long term damage if this activity is carried out for too many hours on a daily basis. This back and forth motion that makes us focus can lead to pressure and strain on the eyes, which should be broken by concentrating on other activities like writing on a paper or reading from a book.

Eye muscles: these types of movements and activities can actually put a lot of pressure and undue strain on the muscles of the eyes. Also, things become even more difficult for the delicate eye muscles with the glare and blue light emanating from the computer screen which also has other elements like a flicker. This causes the eyes to align themselves by putting pressure on the eye muscles, which makes working on a computer that much more challenging than reading a book.

Wrong glasses or lenses: if you have nearsightedness or farsightedness, then these problems can become even more severe due to this kind of condition. Also, if you are wearing the wrong prescription glasses or lenses, your eyes are bound to suffer even more when you stare at a screen for such a long time.

Apart from all these factors, working on a computer gets even more challenging after a certain age like your forties.
What Causes Computer Vision Syndrome?
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I am 18 year old boy I have eye ache from two years I can't sleep with out wet my eyes without water I can't sleep in a single straight way I want relief from it with out any tables or medicine or injection I want to study fora exams but my eays became red if I open them for some time I have to wash them regularly at many times I have also sleeping problem I can't sleep in a noisy zone or in a bright lighted place please give me instructions about this problem I want relief from it.

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I am 18 year old boy I have eye ache from two years I can't sleep with out wet my eyes without water I can't sleep in...
Hello, The causes of pain are - allergies, inflammation of eyelids, contact lens problem, corneal abrasion, blocked tear duct, dry eyes, foreign object in eye, pink eye, stye, chalazion, ectropion, entropion, cluster headache, injury, iritis, etc. So, will have to rule out any of these possibilities and as per that can give you treatment. For that share more details pertaining to your problem. Get your eyesight tested. Medication: Meantime, use Euphrasia eye drops twice daily.

One elderly person told me to put raw potato drops into my eyes to improve my vision. He was told by a saint in haridwar. Do you think it will work?

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One elderly person told me to put raw potato drops into my eyes to improve my vision. He was told by a saint in harid...
Hello. Please do not try things. It may damage your eyes hello. There is no medication or food for improving eye sight or to get rid of glasses. Get your vision tested and wear glasses. If not interested in glasses then you can try a. Contact lens b. Lasik laser as your age is now 25 years so 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. Lasik is a very easy and painless procedure. If you want to get rid of glasses then go for lasik.
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What are the most important signs to look out for in terms of eye damage or dental problems? Is there anything I can do to keep my eyes and teeth as healthy as possible?

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What are the most important signs to look out for in terms of eye damage or dental problems? Is there anything I can ...
I can suggest you on dental problems, for eye damage consult an ophthalmologist. Brush your teeth after each meal and visit a dentist to get a thorough dental checkup.
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She is suffering with eye problem, and some time she is with highly headache on only middle side. She doesn't see all thing clear without glass. She doesn't wear glass always. please give in me information about control on it.

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She is suffering with eye problem, and some time she is with highly headache on only middle side. She doesn't see all...
she is most probably suffering from refraction error...get her fresh eye check up and should wear glasses accordingly...also get her blood pressure check
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I am 23 year old I work on computer, some day I have headache, eye pain, please tell me how it treated?

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I am 23 year old I work on computer, some day I have headache, eye pain, please tell me how it treated?
Hi, Prolonged working on computer can cause a lot of strain on your eyes,neck muscles,wrist etc. For eyestrain: 1) Frequent blinking 2) Use an anti-glare on your computer screen. 3) Increase the font size for less strain. 4) Take frequent breaks 5) When back from work,cover your eyes with a towel dipped in cold water. For Headache: 1) Hydrate yourself by drinking 6-8 glass water 2) Sleep in a dark room. Wear comfortable cotton clothes and just relax. 3) Cold compress to forehead relieves headache by reducing inflammation and constricting blood vessels. 4) Practise muscle relaxation technique by doing deep breathing while lying down with your eyes gently closed. 5) Avoid too much coffee and tea. Incase above do not help,consult me for safe Homoeopathic treatment.
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I have yellow eyes for 3 days, why?

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Hi it could be due to jaundice. Get liver function test done and revert back. Till then you can use udihep tab once a day.
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Sir. My eye is burn when I on mobile what problem and my head is hitting please tke me reply.

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Sir. My eye is burn when I on mobile what problem and my head is hitting please tke me reply.
Here are seven super quick and easy ways to give your eyes a break during your all those smartphone marathon sessions. 1. Blink, blink and blink again. Blinking often (and for more than a second) keeps your eyes moist and reduces dryness and irritation. We tend blink about a third less than we normally would when we stare at our smartphone screens, which starves our poor peepers of protective tears. Keep your eyes wet by blinking about 10 times every 20 minutes or so and you should be good to go. 2. Minimize glare. Unless you have a smartphone equipped with anti-glare Corning Gorilla Glass or use a matte screen protector film, you’re probably coping with a fair amount of annoying reflective glare. 3. Take breaks. Follow 20-20-20 rule. The concept is to take a break from looking at your screen every 20 minutes for 20 seconds while looking at something 20 feet away. Doing so relaxes your eye muscles 4. Adjust your brightness. Having your screen too bright or too dark stresses your eyes out and can cause problems maintaining focus. To eliminate either issue in about a matter of seconds, simply go into your smartphone settings and adjust your screen brightness so it’s about the same as the light level in the environment around you 5. Tweak your text size and contrast. Adjusting your smartphone text contrast and size also provides a little much-needed relief. 6. Keep a clean screen. Routinely wipe down your smartphone screen with a dry (not wet!) cleaning cloth to remove distracting dust, grime, smudges and fingerprints. 7. Hold your smartphone farther away. Try holding yours at least 16 to 18 inches away from your eyes to give your eyes a break.

Dear Sir, from some days my eyes is not good, I am 39 year older, and every time my stomach has pain, before some month, my hernia operation had done, now what should I do.

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Dear Sir,
 from some days my eyes is not good, I am 39 year older, and every time my stomach has pain, before some mo...
For stomach pain take tablet Meftalspas-Ds and Avoid spicy food in your diet and check your eye sight for refractive error

While using laptop and mobiles that time my eyes fully tears come out and then some itching in eyes and fully dark circles around my eyes what type of lens should I use?

CERTIFICATION IN BACH FLOWER REMEDIES OF ENGLAND, Ph.D DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY IN BIOCHEMISTRY, B.S.M.S BACHELOR OF SIDDHA MEDICINE AND SURGERY,
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While using laptop and mobiles that time my eyes fully tears come out and then some itching in eyes and fully dark ci...
dear Lybrate user, Isotine an ayurvedic eye drops, apply 2 drops of Isotine thrice a for a month and revert back.it is due to radiation effects of computer vision syndrome or mobile etc

My skin is degrading day by day. Since Jan 2015 my skin is degrading regularly. First of all in the starting my skin started burning and it seems like a smoke red. My skin started getting rough & dry then. Now even I got pores also in both my cheeks. Got eye bags now where even my veins under my eyes are easily visible. Consulted 2-3 dermatologists but did not receive any benefit. I am really getting tensed & frustrated now. Please suggest me something so that I can have the best solution for me.

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My skin is degrading day by day. Since Jan 2015 my skin is degrading regularly. First of all in the starting my skin ...
Hi lybrate-user, Dark spots on face can be easily treated. For skin darkening, many treatment modes are available. There are creams to be applied locally, which I can prescribe to you. Treatments like peels and dermarollers provide lasting effects. Open pores can be treated by Microdermabrasion, chemical peels and oxy-micro current therapy. For Eye bags oxy-micro current therapy is beneficial. I would be happy to help you.
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I am a 30 year old Male and have beeb diagnosed with keratoconus. Can you please tell me if that is at all curable. What are the best treatment options. Will it lwad to blindness in the end.

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Ophthalmologist
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I am a 30 year old Male and have beeb diagnosed with keratoconus. Can you please tell me if that is at all curable. W...
Keratoconus can be controlled and not cured c3r corneal collagen crosslinking is treatment of choice to halt progression in cases which progress. Your age is 31, and keratoconus usually stabilises by 35 or 40. If not severe, usually does not cause blindness.
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I have eye sight prblm from last 6 months and this problem increases continuously, I can't see far objects. What is the reason of this problem?

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I have eye sight prblm from last 6 months and this problem increases continuously, I can't see far objects. What is t...
You are having a condition called refractive error. Please consult an ophthalmologist and get your glasses.

Most Common Eye Injuries That Happen and Prevention Tips

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Ophthalmologist
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While it's assumed that numerous eye injuries are inflicted at work, just about the same number of them may happen while at home. Luckily, most eye wounds are preventable. Find ways to prevent eye injuries, as the eyes are very sensitive and delicate.
Here is a list of some of the most common eye injuries and tips on how to prevent them:

1. A lot of eye injuries happen from dust particles entering the eyes, causing itching and burning sensation. Protective glasses should be worn when doing any kind of activity in a dusty area with flying particles.

2. Pencils, scissors, forks, knives and all similar sharp objects can cause a serious eye injury. Day to day household items like bungee cords, wire coat hangers, rubber bands and fishhooks are capable of causing eye injuries. You must always remain aware and super conscious while using such objects.

3. While performing activities such as dusting, sweeping or lawn mowing, make sure to protect your
eyes well as dust is involved.

4. Children are very curious by nature. Thus, all hazardous stuff like fertilizers, acids should be kept away from their reach. These contain harmful chemicals, which may inflict fatal damage to the eyes.

5. Cooking powder and spices like chili powder can cause injury to the eye. Always wash your hands
after using these items, so that you don't harm the eyes if you by chance rub them with your hands.

6. Precautions should be taken while dealing with heat or boiling water or oil. They may spill and cause damage to the eyes.

7. Secure floor coverings and railings. On the off chance that a kid or elderly man lives in your home, use a safety gate at the top and base of stairs, and consider covering sharp furniture edges and corners with a padding material.

8. While travelling in a car, abrupt jerking or breaks may cause the head to bump and cause injury to the eye. Always put on your seat belt and do not allow children to sit in the front of a car.

9. Many modern toys, which are very attractive have got sharp edges because of their fancy design. Abstain children from playing with these kinds of toys.

10. Laser pointers, a common fun gadget for children is very harmful and causes permanent damage to the retina. Stay away from laser pointers.

11. Wear eye gear to protect your eyes during sports activities. Also wear goggles during swimming as chlorine in swimming pool water damages the eyes.

Eye injuries may happen out of nowhere. You must always remain alert to avoid eye injuries.
Most Common Eye Injuries That Happen and Prevention Tips
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What is the best way to get my eyesight get right again. I use spectacles of power -1. What should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath
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What is the best way to get my eyesight get right again. I use spectacles of power -1. 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

Hello doctor. From last few days in my right eye there is a red portion. When I wake up in the ment my both eye was normal. No pain and no red eyes but that red portion is not removed. I am using the patanjali dristi (eyedrop) from 1 year ago. So please provide me solution of that problem. And please tell me how I send you my photo which give clear view of my problem.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath
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Hello doctor. From last few days in my right eye there is a red portion. When I wake up in the ment my both eye was n...
Homoeopathic medicine--------------- bothrops 30 (dr reckeweg) drink 5 drops in 1 sspoon fresh water 3 time daily------------------------- cineria maritina eye drops (dr reckeweg) without alcohol. Pour 2-3 drops in both eyes 3 times daily.---------------- report back after 7 days.

I have red eyes from three days. What should I do? What are the best remedies? How to cure it as early as possible?

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I have red eyes from three days. What should I do? What are the best remedies? How to cure it as early as possible?
wash your eyes with cold water 2-3 times a day, put gentacin h eye drops 2-3 times a day. it will help. thanks

I have eye pain I need to work at least 10 hours daily on computer can you suggest me something?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist
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I have eye pain I need to work at least 10 hours daily on computer can you suggest me something?
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.

Myself shruthi, 21 yrs, female, I am working , I am getting eye- irritation when watching computer as I see it till evening, so what is the solution?

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Homeopath
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Myself shruthi, 21 yrs, female, I am working , I am getting eye- irritation when watching computer as I see it till e...
Dear lybrate-user! do not worry about the eye problem, homeopathy can cure the problem 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. Thank you

My mom is 40 years old she is suffering from the neck pain and eye dryness even she cannot see properly what will be the reason.

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My mom is 40 years old 
she is suffering from the neck pain and eye dryness 
even she cannot see properly 
what will ...
It needs to be investigated. Investigations advised - hb, tlc, dlc, esr, sugar f & pp, uric acid, vit d3 urine r/e x ray of the affected part. Anyway you may try- sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick mattress are harmful use no pillow under the head. Do hot fomantation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do neck back knee & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, inform. Consult an eye doctor also.
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