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Dr. R. Ravikumar

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

200 at clinic
Dr. R. Ravikumar Ophthalmologist, Chennai
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Dr. R. Ravikumar is a trusted Ophthalmologist in Guindy, Chennai. He is currently associated with Sri Balaji Hospital in Guindy, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. R. Ravikumar on Lybrate.com.

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Whole day I sit in front of computer and at night on mobile, I am getting issues with my eyes how to solve it out?

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Whole day I sit in front of computer and at night on mobile, I am getting issues with my eyes how to solve it out?
Apply some soothing astringent eye drops. Apply cold packs on eyes. Take rest in between work, rest your eyes.
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Lasik Surgery for Spectacle Removal

Senior Consultant Surgeon, Specialist In Refractive Lasik Surgery, MS Ophthalmology, Phacoemulsification & Multifocal Implantation, Occuloplasty Surgeon
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LASIK is a corrective eye surgery that aims at repairing the vision impairment. It is known as laser in situ keratomileusis. This surgery is typically used to fix nearsightedness, farsightedness and even astigmatism.

So can this surgery help in removing your spectacles and giving you crystal clear vision? Let us find out!

  • Definition: The LASIK procedure basically works towards reshaping the cornea, which is the clear portion that coats the eye. This is responsible for proper travel of light to the retina where it must focus in an appropriate manner so as to reach the back of eye.
  • Corrective Technique: With its cornea reshaping technique, this procedure is effective in correcting vision and removing spectacles for at least 96% of the patients who go through this treatment.
  • Convenient: The LASIK surgery is a highly convenient one that hardly creates any pain. Numbing drops are used to minimise the pain that may be felt during the procedure. Also, the time taken for the correction is very little with most procedures commencing within a day or two. Further, this procedure does not require any bandages or stitches and usually works with a powerful laser beam.
  • Eyeglass Dependence Reduction: Most patients have a dramatic improvement in the quality of their vision and do not require glasses, while other patients usually have a reduced dependence on eyeglasses once the surgery is done.
  • Preparing for the Surgery: To prepare for the surgery, it is imperative to meet and coordinate the details with the eye specialist of the ophthalmologist who will examine your eye carefully and seek to determine the risk of any kind of side effect. Also, the doctor will ask specific questions regarding the medical history of the patient before conducting the surgery. As a part of the preparation, the doctor will also take measurements of the corneal thickness and other such factors like refraction, corneal mapping, pupil dilation and air pressure, so as to carry out the surgery in the most effective manner. Do not wear your contact lenses for at least three weeks before this evaluation so as to get the correct reading which will make the surgery much more effective due to the correct settings applied to the pulses.
  • Procedure: During the procedure, an instrument known as a microkeratome laser will be used to lift the flap of the cornea which will be peeled back while the corneal tissue is reshaped. Then the cornea flap will be put back in its position.

Remember to be prepared for some amount of dryness in the eyes once the surgery is over. Talk to your doctor about other side effects.

Lasik Surgery for Spectacle Removal
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I am 20 year old my eye power is -5 and increasing. How can I lessen the power? Is it okay if I get a femto second lasik operation at the age of 21?

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Yes it is one of the best options you can go with. But pre Lasik check up and tests are done to see whether it is ready for it or not.
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I have not slept properly from last 3-4 days and now my eyes are paining so what should I do?

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I have not slept properly from last 3-4 days and now my eyes are paining so what should I do?
dip a handkerchief in cold water and keep it over closed eyes for 2 minutes , you will feel better. Also get your eyes checked for any spectacle number. and get some sleep
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Sir. I am using glasses of -1.50 & -1.25. I want to remove glasses. Is this possible at age of 44. Actually in last 3 months I m facing problem in reading of books with glass from near. However there is no problem in reading of distance board. Kindly advice.

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Sir. I am using glasses of -1.50 & -1.25. I want to remove glasses. Is this possible at age of 44. Actually in last 3...
just keepin mind a universal truth BE LATE THAN NEVER.Dont wait for a start ,just make a start ,only then we can find a path.In the same way dont thinkthat if I am 44,no scope of reading books without glasses.Jut give your 100% the way I will guide you and your eyes will be normal. 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 am having weakness what to do And my eyes are always red and water is coming out.

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I am having weakness what to do
And my eyes are always red and water is coming out.
Redness and watering of eyes can be due to many reasons and the main reasons are 1.Eye Allergy due to dust,Pollution,infection 2.Weak Eyesight 3.Continuous watching TV,Mobile,computor in dim light 4.Any eye injury 5.Lack of sleep 6.Continuous headache 7.Hypertension. So,my suggestion for you is either you give details of your eye watering reasons or visit a local doctor for an eye check up as a final examination can only be made after physical examination. For your weakness problem I want to ask you following 1.Since when are you facing weakness 2.What are your dietary habits 3.How often do you masturbate

I have red eyes for over 4 days, what should I do? I have urine yellow colour for 2 days. what should I do?

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I have red eyes for over 4 days, what should I do? I have urine yellow colour for 2 days. what should I do?
We need to check your vital parameters of the body and till than get your urine tested in a laboratory.
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My one Eyes is very much paining what should I do please help me its very urgent.

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My one Eyes is very much paining what should I do please help me its very urgent.
Pain is unusual in eyes. You need to make sure that vision is not affected. You need to visit eye surgeon to rule out any vision threatening problem.

Hi doctor, im a 17 years old male indian and im 160cm tall weighing 47 kg. My father's height is 162cm and mother's height is 145cm. I have not been growing since 1 year. Will I grow more in future? Atleat to a 165 cm? Is there any chance for it? Please suggest me tips and ways to increase my height if I can. Please doctor.

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Hi doctor, im a 17 years old male indian and im 160cm tall weighing 47 kg. My father's height is 162cm and mother's h...
Tips to increase height naturally 1. Get proper sleep 2. Indulge in regular exercise and sports 3. Practise yoga 4. Maintain correct posture 5. Have a balanced diet 6. Avoid growth stunting factors (caffeine, alcohol, drugs, steroids) 7. Develop a strong immune system 8. Homoeopathic medicines will give you best results without any side effects.
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When I am doing the job in welding machine My eyes is redness please tell me what precaution I do?

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When I am doing the job in welding machine My eyes is redness please tell me what precaution I do?
Hello. Always wear protective glasses while welding. Do cold compresses in evening and you can try I kul eyedrop 4 times/day. But protection of eyes is important.

I have always pain in my eye when I read fir a long time. What should I have to do?

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I have always pain in my eye when I read fir a long time. What should I have to do?
Eye strain, or asthenopia, is when the eyes get tired from excessive or intense use. It can be annoying, but it tends to disappear with rest. Although it’s not often a serious condition, eye strain could be a symptom of an underlying problem. Eye strain is known to cause fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and headaches Eye strain may lead to other problems, such as: • Headaches • Difficulty Concentrating • Irritability • Burning Sensation • Watery Eyes • Dry Eyes • Photophobia • Eye Pain HomeTreatment for Eye Strain 1. The first thing you can do is change your environment and work habits. By doing this you can relieve the pain without spending money on treatment. If you work on the computer, try taking more eye breaks by looking down the hall or out the window, or by closing your eyes for thirty seconds. You should get your eyes checked at least once a year, especially as you grow older. Routine eye exams give you the opportunity to discuss with your Eye Specialist any issues you may be having, and they may enable you to catch any problems in their early stages. Age Frequency 0 to 6 months Minimum of once a year 6 months to 18 years Every 2 – 4 years 19 to 39 years Every 3 – 5 years 40 to 64 years Every 2 – 4 years 65 and older Every 1 – 2 years If you spend a lot of time sitting in front of a computer or reading, you may need prescription glasses solely for those activities. Prevention of Eyes From Straining If you work on a computer, taking eye breaks for five minutes every hour can lessen the strain on your eyes. Simply closing your eyes for a few moments can also do wonders. Try standing up, moving around, or taking a short walk to help regain concentration.Regular eye exercises that involve focusing on different distances can help prevent future straining. Blink often. Blinking refreshes and replenishes your eyes naturally.If you are having trouble with blinking due to the dryness of your eyes, try using Homoeopathic CINELUBE EYEDROPS ( HAPDCO) 3 times daily.
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I have irrigation and strain in my eyes due to long working on computer and back neck pain.

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I have irrigation and strain in my eyes due to long working on computer and back neck pain.
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.

2 days back in the morning got up with a swollen right upper eyelid and cheeks on right side only. No pain or discomfort in the eye. Went to a doc he gave me the following Ivepred, LCZ, Topicid and asked to avoid sunlight. I have never had this no asthma what could this? I had home cooked fish last night and I hv had that before. Could it be a good allergy I also had sprouts. I am. Fine now with just 10% swelling left and I want to resume my swimming classes is tht a problem?

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2 days back in the morning got up with a swollen right upper eyelid and cheeks on right side only. No pain or discomf...
Hi, as 10% of your problem is still left, better to avoid swimming at this stage although you will wear protective goggles, but somehow chances for exposure to infection increases. Take rest for few more days, let your eye problem get completely cured, only then think of re-starting swimming classes again.

I have to work on computer over 10 hours and my eye sight is not clear. So how I can take care of my eyes and how to get rid of this problem.

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I have to work on computer over 10 hours and my eye sight is not clear. So how I can take care of my eyes and how to ...
The solution for this problem is its reduced usage and while using computor use in proper light. There is nothing more effective than controlling usage to reduce and negate the effects. You can also reduce the intensity of the computor screen by attaching a filter or by getting an eye-friendly screen. Above all, one must try to reduce the amount of computor usage or take frequent breaks. Homoeopathic medicine CINELUBE EYE DROPS ( HAPDCO) Pour 2 drops 3 times daily.
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My mind remain awake much more than required. It keeps on working during night as if I am watching a video. Though my body is in sleep mode but my mind is continuously watching and answering someone as if someone is asking me to answer. What kind of state of mind is this. To my surprise, what I see at night comes in news also. I am a spiritual person by nature but as I am getting older I am feeling as potential have all gone in vain. Please help me.

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My mind remain awake much more than required. It keeps on working during night as if I am watching a video. Though my...
The best way to get rid of it to divert your mind to some constructive practical things rather than been only spiritual. Worshipping god is a good thing, but totally in it will develop such things in your mind. If whole day you work very hard and keep yourself busy, then you will sleep tight at night as your body will get tired. Try this and see if it helps.

Eye protection I have been working in an office Continuous seeing at system and again I am watching TV daily 16 hours. Is this effect.

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I have been working in an office
Continuous seeing at system and again I am watching TV daily 16 hours...
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 has a dry eye because of that his eye got punctured after treatment the doctors suggested to keep lens know he is wearing a lens but the dry eye did not get solved.

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My father has a dry eye because of that his eye got punctured after treatment the doctors suggested to keep lens know...
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
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What is difference in intermittent exotropia with "good control" and exophoria? Are they same? On cover test intermittent exotropia with good controlled person show same type of deviation like in exophoria. Then what is difference between "exophoria" and "intermittent exotropia with good control"

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What is difference in intermittent exotropia with "good control" and exophoria? Are they same? On cover test intermit...
Intermittent exotropia is menifest deviation ,always present when one eye covered.in phoria deviation present only some time when tired.
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I am 19 year old. My eyes is paining since last two days. please suggest what I have to do..

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I am 19 year old. My eyes is paining since last two days. please suggest what I have to do..
Is that pain associated with redness, diminution of vision or any other symptoms? if yes then it's of infective origin. Else if none of these present and you are using /not using glasses in either case get your refraction done. May be the number might have changed. If your vision is normal, you have to go for orthoptic checkups which may be probable cause for asthenopic symptoms.

I'm using power glasses from past 5 years, now can I use contact lens? Please tell me the details of contact lens, and advantages and disadvantages.

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I'm using power glasses from past 5 years, now can I use contact lens? Please tell me the details of contact lens, an...
Yes u can use them...just take care of hygiene ...take lens with maximum oxygen permeability.... Avoid sleeping with contact lens on ur eyes....clean them regularly with solution provided with them
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