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Dr. Poonam

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

100 at clinic
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Dr. Poonam is an experienced Ophthalmologist in Nungambakkam, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Dr.Agarwal's Eye Hospital - Nungambakkam in Nungambakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Poonam on Lybrate.com.

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How to maintain a good health of eyes? I'm a heavy user of mobile and computer and I feel tiredness in eyes and I'm addicted to mastrubation to get some sleep.

Phaco Development Program, Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, DNB Ophtalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Mysore
Read about Computer vision syndrome and 20-20-20 rule. When you are using computers fir a long time due to sustained accommodation (changes in eye that happens when you focus for near) and reduced blink rate, the eyes get strained. So every 20 minutes you have to take a short break and see any object which is atleast 20feet (6meters) away from you for 20 seconds. Also see to that the air from AC/fans do not hit your eyes directly.
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I am having pain in the right side of my head which causes swelling in my right eye as well. This has been for a month now. What could be the reason and any remedies. I have checked with an eye specialist and everything is okay with my numbers.

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Cuttack
I am having pain in the right side of my head which causes swelling in my right eye as well. This has been for a mont...
This may be due to external or internal hordeolum (also called styes). Hot fomentation and antibiotic eye drops will help. Allergic causes (particular food items, cosmetics) can cause passive oedema which will respond to anti-allergic medicines.
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Ayurveda and Myopia

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Noida
Ayurveda and Myopia

Also known as short-sightedness, myopia is an eye disorder, which disables a person from seeing things clearly from a distance. Myopia impedes one's capability to see distant objects vividly and induces a general sense of blurriness. One of the most common cure for myopic conditions is the constant exposure to concave lenses, which stabilizes the curvature of the refracting surface of the eye, thus improving one's sight. Hence spectacles or contact lenses become the constant companion to a myopic individual. Myopia is often accompanied by sustained headaches and chronic colds. 

In fact, under certain circumstances, myopia gets aggravated progressively, which often jeopardizes the health of the eye immensely. In the contemporary situation, where we are persistently exposed to gadgets of all sorts, maintaining the health of our eye becomes a cumbersome task. Periodic monitoring by ophthalmologists is a recommended method. 

However, Ayurveda offers some easy and home-based formulae to alleviate the symptoms of myopia:

  1. Yashti Madhu:  A teaspoonful of Yashti Madhu mixed with ghee and honey can prove beneficial to healing myopic conditions.
  2. Saptamrita Lauha: This medicine comprises of constituents endowed with medicinal properties like triphala, yashtimadhu, lauha bhasma, ghee and honey. It benefits the nervous activities, thereby soothing myopic troubles. It reaps better results when consumed with milk.
  3. Diet: Myopia is often worsened by a deficiency of vitamins in the body. Therefore increasing the supply of vitamin rich food, enhances the immunity of the body and reduces the strain on the eye caused by myopia. Some of the food items that are replete with vitamins are carrots, green leafy vegetables, citrus fruits, nuts and berries. Fish is also a very effective source of vitamins and is proven to be helpful to the eye. 
  4. Netra Tarpan: Eye drops have often been effective cure to myopia. Netra Tarpan is an ayurvedic eye drop imbued with healing properties which not only tranquilizes the irritation in the eye, but also improves the vision.
  5. Lifestyle changes: Executing certain lifestyle changes can result in significant improvement in one's eyesight. Yoga and meditation are known to usher explicit health benefits. Regular sleep is also a prerequisite for curing myopia.
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Hi I am mahi solanki and my problem is how to long time watch a mobail is my eyes in normal tear?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Hi I am mahi solanki and my problem is how to long time watch a mobail is my eyes in normal tear?
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
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My father is 57 and he is planning to go for cataract surgery. What should he to avoid glaucoma post surgery. Can he do it for 2 eyes in year after a year? Please do guide us.

MBBS, DOMS, MS - Ophthalmology, , Fellowship in phacoemusification
Ophthalmologist, Patna
My father is 57 and he is planning to go for cataract surgery. What should he to avoid glaucoma post surgery. Can he ...
There is no chance of glaucoma after phaco-emulsification with foldable lens in uneventful cataract surgery, in post operative period Prednisolone eye drops is used which may cause temporary rise in intra ocular pressure in some people who are corticosteroid sensitive .
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I am 20 ye old male. In my college total online education is going on so I have to study in my laptop every day. From last 5 years I am studying like this. Now I am getting some eye pain. What should I do for not getting eye problems?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I am 20 ye old male. In my college total online education is going on so I have to study in my laptop every day. From...
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 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
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I am 25 year old, I have eye problem since 2 months when I use computer 2-3 hours my eyes are blurred.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 25 year old, I have eye problem since 2 months when I use computer 2-3 hours my eyes are blurred.
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. -one helpful way to do this is to imagine that you are looking at the number 12 on a clock. Then, follow the numbers around the clock with your eyes. Repeat going the other way around the clock. 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 1 month and instill euphrasia eye drops twice a day. Thereafter, revert back for further guidance.
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I have alway have a problem in my eyes after take bath it go to red upto 3 or 4 hour daily.

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
I have alway have a problem in my eyes after take bath it go to red upto 3 or 4 hour daily.
red eye has many causes. You have to see if it is associated with blurring of vision, pain, discharge and other complaints. But commonly its allergic or infective in origin ie allergic or infective conjunctivitis. Which has simple treatment protocol. But still its wise to see an ophthalmologist for a thorough slit lamp examination to rule out other differentials for red eye.put eyedrop zoneph n genteal thrice a day...review aftr 2 weeks
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What are the causes of night blindness? What are the precautions and how to control it?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
What are the causes of night blindness? What are the precautions and how to control it?
Causes of night blindness: 1. Vitamin a deficiency: take diet rich in vitamin a 2. Retinal dystrophies like rp etc: no treatment.
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I have develops a black mark across of my eyes how could I recover from it easily.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have develops a black mark across of my eyes how could I recover from it easily.
Homoeopathic treatment UNDER EYE CREAM ( BAKSON) Apply at night under the eye in circular fashion GLOWCARE DROPS ( LORDS) 20 drops in 20 ml freh water 3 times daily Take a good Iron rich diet likeApple,Pomegranate,Spinach nd all other green vegetables 2 glass milk daily 6-8 glass extra water daily Try to have a sound sleep HOME REMEDIES Slice up a papaya. Papaya fruit contains the enzyme papain. Papain helps exfoliate the skin, making way for new skin cells to emerge. Papaya also contains Vitamin C and Vitamin E, so it's a dark spot fading superstar. Papain is most concentrated while the papaya is still green, but you can use riper fruit as well. Peel and remove the seeds from a papaya, and try one of the following treatments: 1. Slice a piece off of the papaya, and lay or hold it on the dark spots that you want to get rid of. Hold it there for 20-30 minutes. Repeat twice a day for best results. 2.Make a papaya facial mask. Cut the papaya into chunks, then use a blender or food processor to blend the fruit into a smooth paste. Apply the mask to your face and neck. Leave it on for about 30 minutes, then rinse well.
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My son have a eye problem he has a side effect and he have a eye problem so what I can do for him.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My son have a eye problem he has a side effect and he have a eye problem so what I can do for him.
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 20 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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I am 74. I have been advised cataract operation in both eyes (one by one). Dr. Says to implant lens lenses due to cylinder in my eyes. This lenses is one and a half times costlier than normal lenses. Kindly advise as to what are special features/necessity of a torric lenses. Thanks for quick reply please.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I am 74. I have been advised cataract operation in both eyes (one by one). Dr. Says to implant lens lenses due to cyl...
Hello toric lens will decrease cylinderical power and thus it will decrease your dependcy on glasses
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Sir my age is 18yrs. My eyes are weak that the glasses no. Is -3.00. I want to wear contact lenses. So told me of this have any sideeffect. Or not. And tell me about lack or laser.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Sir my age is 18yrs. My eyes are weak that the glasses no. Is -3.00. I want to wear contact lenses. So told me of thi...
Yes dear, you can use contact lenses, no issues with it. And that lasik therapy to remove eye number is also very helpful too. If you wish to remove your number and be free of spectacles and lenses also, you can go for it. No issues with it.
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Is there any way to remove eye no. Without any treatment. Can it be removed with eating some vegetable or fruits? And also what to eat to make eye strong.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Is there any way to remove eye no. Without any treatment. Can it be removed with eating some vegetable or fruits? And...
Lutein and zeaxanthin are both important nutrients for eye health, 6 as both of them are found in high concentrations in your macula—the small central part of your retina responsible for detailed central vision. More specifically, lutein is also found in your macular pigment – known for helping to protect your central vision and aid in blue light absorption—and zeaxanthin is found in your retina. Estimated daily dose of lutein is 10 mg per day, and at 2 mg/day for zeaxanthin. Both lutein and zeaxanthin are primarily found in green leafy vegetables, although zeaxanthin is far scarcer than lutein. Kale and spinach are two of the most lutein-rich foods, but you'll also find it in carrots, squash, and other orange and yellow fruits and vegetables. Both lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids called xanthophylls, which give plants and vegetables their yellow-orange color, and the name" lutein" comes from the Latin word" luteus, which means" yellow. If you remember this, it may help you pick out vegetables that are likely to contain higher amounts of these two nutrients. Egg yolk is another source of both lutein and zeaxanthin that is well absorbed by your body Most of the dark green leafy vegetables, previously recommended for a higher intake of lutein and zeaxanthin, have 15-47 percent of lutein, but a very low content (0-3 percent) of zeaxanthin. Study shows that fruits and vegetables of various colors can be consumed to increase dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthi It is also important to note that lutein is an oil-soluble nutrient, so if you eat the vegetables without some oil or butter your body can't absorb the lutein. Adding a little bit of healthy fat, such as olive oil, coconut oil, or raw organic butter, will maximize your lutein absorption. Lutein content in food FoodMg / serving Orange (Raw)0.2/1 large Egg0.2/1 large Spinach (cooked)20.4 / 1 cup Papaya (Raw)0.3/1 large Turnip greens (cooked)12.2 / 1 cup Green peas (cooked)4.1 / 1 cup Spinach (raw)3.7 / 1 cup Corn (cooked)1.5 / 1 cup Broccoli (raw)1.3 / 1 cup Broccoli (cooked)0.8 / 1/2 cup Green beans (cooked)0.9 / 1 cup.
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I was inserted a stent in Left Anterior Descending Artery in 2012 After abut eight months I lost about 9 Kgs of weight which is now stable My BP IS ALSO SOMETIMES LOW THAN NORMAL. At present I am taking the following medicines 1. Storvas 5 mg 2. Clopitab A 75 mg 3.rimstar 2.5 mg 4. Lan 30 I am not diabetic Please advise how to increase Wt and to bring normal BP Also please advise about the medicines I M Taneja.

CCT - Cardiology, MRCP (UK)
Cardiologist, Delhi
I was inserted a stent in Left Anterior Descending Artery in 2012 After abut eight months I lost about 9 Kgs of weigh...
If you have not had a Cardiology follow up since your angioplasty then I would suggest you have one and at the same time your blood pressure and weight issues can be addressed. It may be things have changed and you need adjustment of your medications and further review of your cardiovascular status.
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I am losing my eyesight more and more day by day and my eye power is increasing day by day what to do anybody please help?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I am losing my eyesight more and more day by day and my eye power is increasing day by day what to do anybody please ...
Yes your eye number changes as your body grows but usually stabilizes by the age of 20-22. So do not worry.
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My eyes is very pain I try very medicine but not effect you Dr. suggest me what can I do for my eyes?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My eyes is very pain I try very medicine but not effect you Dr. suggest me what can I do for my eyes?
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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I have red eyes since 1 year n I have no irritation n sight problem.. The thing is only red color why? N what I shld do to get them white.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have red eyes since 1 year n I have no irritation n sight problem.. The thing is only red color why? N what I shld ...
Hello, Bloodshot eyes appear red because the vessels at the surface of the white portion of the eye 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. Other causes of eye redness include Colds or allergies, Acute glaucoma, 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. Management: - Try to rest your eyes if redness is due to fatigue or eye strain. No other treatment is needed. - Wash your hands, hold clean water in your hand, keep your eyes closer to the water and dip the eyes by blinking the eyelids frequently in the held water in hand. Repeat it for 3-4 times again. - Avoid watching T.V., working on computer or mobile, reading or frequently keep blinking your eyes to avoid dryness. Take frequent breaks in between. - In case there is itching, use a clean napkin or a tissue to wipe the tears and cleaning the eyelids gently. -Wear an UV-rays protected sunglasses while you are out in sun. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicines - Schwabe’s Belladonna 30 and Euphrasia 30 - both thrice daily for 4 days. Use Euphrasia Eye drops twice daily. Revert back thereafter. Also, visit an Opthalmologist as it's been 1 year you are having red eyes.
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Hi I am having a medium sized lump under my lower eye lid from 3 weeks which is not hurting. I expected it to be gone naturally. But now to the side of the lump I am having a thin inflammation which cannot be noticed but it is paining in that region (which is not the actual lump region). Please suggest anything to reduce pain and inflammation before I consult.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Hi I am having a medium sized lump under my lower eye lid from 3 weeks which is not hurting. I expected it to be gone...
Homoeopathic medicine SILICEA 6X ( Dr Reckeweg) Chew 4 tab 3-4 hrly. PULSATILLA 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 2 drops direct on tongue daily night Report after 15 days
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I have a spectacle problem. How to remove spectacle from eyes. How to solve this problem.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have a spectacle problem. How to remove spectacle from eyes. How to solve this problem.
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 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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