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Dr. Rathimalar

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

Dr. Rathimalar Ophthalmologist, Chennai
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Dr. Rathimalar is an experienced Ophthalmologist in Nandanam, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Rathimalar at Maxivision Eye Hospital in Nandanam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rathimalar on Lybrate.com.

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This is one of the common thing in our family that during changing seasons my eyes waters a lot. Why? Please help me.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
This is one of the common thing in our family that during changing seasons my eyes waters a lot. Why? Please help me.
this is due to seasonal allergy , it can not be cured permanently. you can use, Corticosteroid eye drops with active ingredients dexamethasone, fluorometholone, and prednisolone Antihistamine eye drops with active ingredients emedastine and olopatadine
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How can I increase the ability of my eyes to watching the things ?

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist,
How can I increase the ability of my eyes to watching the things ?
Eat green veggies. Carrots. Strain less your eyes. Relax your eyes in between work. Blink regularily if working for long time on computer. Lower the brightness of your screen. Work under adequately illuminated conditions. If needed wear corrective spectacles. These r few things you can take care of. Otherwise as such no options available which wd increases your eyesight.
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Sir I am using glasses. Power is little high. I found that after every 8 to 9 month my eye power increase and I changed glass every time which is more powerful than previous. But now some days ago I am facing same problem again I feel that my eyes become weaker much. I feel some pressure or load in my eye. Can you suggest any medicine or drop for my eyes. Thnku.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
Sir I am using glasses. Power is little high. I found that after every 8 to 9 month my eye power increase and I chang...
Hello lybrate-user. Sorry about your eye problem. If you are facing pressure/ load around your eyes it would be a good idea to get the following assessed: (a) eye pressure checkup. (b) dilated retina evaluation. (c) systemic checkup by a physician. The reason for systemic checkup is that your blood pressure and other vital parameters should be checked along with the eyes. There are multiple causes responsible for diminution/ blurring of vision. Let me enumerate them in brief for you: (1) refractive error. This is one of the commonest reasons responsible. Minus or plus number in one eye or both eyes may be responsible for weak/ blurred vision. The solution for this is glasses/ contact lens/ refractive surgery (if applicable). It should be checked by a trained optometrist/ ophthalmologist and proper glasses should be prescribed. (2) cornea related problem: injury, degeneration, infections or inflammation occurring on the cornea tend to causes loss of transparency and lead to weakening of vision. These should be assessed preferably by a cornea specialist and treated appropriately. (3) cataract in the lens of the eye: this usually occurs with increasing age but in some cases may occur at a younger age. There are multiple systemic factors responsible (eg. Diabetes, increased cholesterol levels, etc) injury to the eye may also cause cataract. This should be assessed and treated appropriately by a cataract specialist. (4) retina/ vitreous problems: these occur due to a variety of reasons such as high minus numbers, diabetes, trauma, etc. These issues are best assessed and treated by a retina specialist. There are good quality surgical options available for the same. (5) optic nerve related problems: these may occur due to raised eye pressure (glaucoma), or occur in association with certain conditions related to the brain and the blood vessels. These are best assessed by a retina/ glaucoma specialist (whichever applicable). (6) neurological problems: certain problems in the brain and the central nervous system tend to cause weakening/ blurring of vision. These are best assessed by an eye specialist in concordance with a neurologist and a neurosurgeon if required. Thus, based on the category you fall under, it would be necessary to take appropriate help and treatment. Hope my suggestions helped you. Let me know if you require further assistance. Take care.
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I have red eyes for 2-3 days. Got fever and cold. What should I do?

CCEDM(DIABETES), MD - Internal Medicine, MBBS
General Physician,
I have red eyes for 2-3 days.  Got fever and cold. What should I do?
There are several things you can do to prevent a cold—they are all easy and inexpensive and worth the effort. Wash your hands often-with soap and warm water.The germs stick to the soap and get washed down the drain. Always wash your hands after coughing or sneezing into your hands, blowing your nose, after touching someone who is sick, or when using public restrooms or telephones. Cover Your Mouth and Nose When You Sneeze or Cough- Clean your hands every time you cough or sneeze. Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose, or Mouth-Germs are often spread when a person touches a contaminated surface and then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth. Stay Home When You’re Sick-Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, don’t smoke, manage stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food so you can fend off viruses. Take healthy balanced diet...like boiled eggs.daily in breakfast .. Avoid people who have a cold or cold symptoms. Routinely clean and disinfect common areas of your home. Treatment:There is a gradual 1-3 day onset of symptoms. It often starts out as a sore throat, then a fever and coughing. As the cold progresses, the nasal mucus may thicken which is the last stage before the cold dries up. A cold usually lasts for a week or two. But, taking good care of yourself at home can relieve symptoms and help prevent complications if you are otherwise healthy. Unless you develop complications, you shouldn’t need medical treatment. Complications include bacterial infections of the ears, throat, sinuses or lungs which must be treated with antibiotics. In general you should: • get plenty of rest so your body can use its energy to fight the cold • staying at home will keep you from spreading germs • drink plenty of liquids like herbal tea or hot broth/vegetable/tomato soups. Avoid foods or drinks with caffeine which can keep you from getting enough sleep Runny Nose and Sneezing- if you have post nasal drip, gargle to keep from getting a sore throat. Drink extra fluids. (avoid sugary and high calorie drinks) Use saline nasal sprays or nasal irrigation • Tablet Nasorest-P once/twice daily may reduce the amount of mucous. • Humidify the rooms you are in most or your whole house if possible. • Do steam inhalation once or twice daily Cough-Coughing is how your body gets rid of debris and mucus from the airways during a viral infection. Unless your cough is severe or is keeping you from resting at night, it is better not to treat it. A severe cough can be treated with a cough syp, but don’t try to completely stop the cough. There are two types of coughs. Productive and non-productive or dry cough. Non-productive, dry cough. A dry, hacking cough may develop near the end of a cold. Dry coughs that follow viral colds are often worse at night and can last up to several weeks. Take syrup Alex-D for a dry cough. Cough drops can sooth an irritated throat, but most don’t affect the cough. Productive cough. A productive cough is one that brings up mucus from the back of the throat or the lungs. Productive coughs should not be suppressed to the point they no longer bring up mucus. Use syrup Alex. Drink lots of water if you have a productive cough. Head and Body Aches- Take tablet dolo-650 mg for fever once or twice daily
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My eyes are getting dry now a days . I has to blink my eyes frequently. And when I roll my eyes I feel some itching sensation and I rub my eyes. If I keep open for 3 seconds and I feel like burning sensation and eyes will become watery. Please let me know is it a major problem ? Any remedy for this ? I'M a SW engineer.

Master of Surgery, Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Bikaner
My eyes are getting dry now a days . I has to blink my eyes frequently. And when I roll my eyes I feel some itching s...
Ocular surface disorder is the name. Blood tests to rule out joint and skin problem, over use of computers endocrine disease are few causes. Eye specialist will diagnose and give. Lubricants and appropriate therapy.
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I can't see clearly what should i do?

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist,
I can't see clearly what should i do?
Get your refraction done and wear spectacles eat green veggies. Carrots. Strain less your eyes. Relax your eyes in between work. Blink regularily if working for long time on computer. Lower the brightness of your screen. Work under adequately illuminated conditions. If needed wear corrective spectacles. These r few things you can take care of. Otherwise as such no options available which wd increases your eyesight.
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I am 16 year boy having a problem in my eyes during my recess time in the school or whem I go in light so what precaution I should take to improve my eye sight else it will suffer me in my future.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I am 16 year boy having a problem in my eyes during my recess time in the school or whem I go in light so what precau...
. Just get your eyes checked once in a year. Avoid dust entering the eyes. Do not rub your eyes. Eat healthy food. Avoid junk food.
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I hav pain on my eyes.

FICO, Specialist in Cataract,Cornea and refractive surgeries , MD - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist,
There are various causes of pain in eyes. If it is not associated with redness and it is a chronic problem, more aggravated during reading or doing near work, you may have some refractive error, go to a ophthalmologist and refract your eyes. A common problem when working on a screen or doing work for long periods is'dry eye. This is because concentrated work tends to reduce the blink reflex that replenishes the tears, and the dry atmosphere and lack of fresh air adds to the problem of insufficent tears. Allowing the cornea to become dry can cause irritation and blurred and variable vision. Use some lubricating eye drops like refresh tears, use them at least 4 times a day at least. You do need to look at every aspect of your work environment also. Use proper lighting, dont work in dim conditions should use table and chair. Your table should be of proper height so that you dont have to bend too much. Take rest after 30 mins for few mins, put the tear drops and work again. Do blink intermittently. If pain in eye is associated with redness, most common cause 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 severe headache from. Last two weeks due to. It also suffer from redness of eyes etching in my eyes can you please suggest me some medicines. For this please.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have severe headache from. Last two weeks due to. It also suffer from redness of eyes etching in my eyes can you pl...
1. Take one tablet of crocin advance as and when required after food up to a maximum of 3 tablets daily, 2. Drink plenty of water 3. Take adequate rest 4. Have adequate sound sleep in the night for 7-8 hours if you have recurrent attack of headache1. It could be a tension headache due to anxiety/stress, depression inadequate sleep, low bp/high bp, migraine, prolonged use of cell phone/computer, chronic anaemia, refractive error, chronic sinusitis, organic brain lesion 2. Avoid stress, physical and mental exertion, have adequate sound sleep for 7-8 hours daily in the night 3. Go for regular exercise 4. Practice yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 5. Check for refractive error, sinusitis hemoglobin, bp 6. Avoid prolonged use of cell phone/computer 7. Consult neurologist to rule out other causes of headache, if required take a ct scan of head to exclude any brain lesion 8. If it is migraine you have to take migraine prophylactic drug after consulting neurologist.
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Hello. I am Sampurna. Actually I am having eye side problem for last 4 years. My spectacles number is -3. I tried many home remedies and did the best to reduce the number. But it is not. Please help.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Hello. I am Sampurna. Actually I am having eye side problem for last 4 years. My spectacles number is -3. I tried man...
There is no medication or food for improving eyesight or to get rid of glasses. If not interested in glasses then you can try a. Contact lens b. Lasik laser as your age is now 13 years so your number will 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. As you are not comfortable with contact lens then go for lasik. Lasik is a very easy and painless procedure. If you want to get rid of glasses then go for lasik after age of 18 years.
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I have + .5 power in both my eyes. My age is 19 do i need to wear specs?

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist,
It depends on your need. If you have difficulty in reading and seeing far objects, then you can use the specs.
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Hair fall is very frequent and even dandruff is more. How to control it? Please give your valuable suggestion. And also how to improve vision of eyes.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Hair fall is very frequent and even dandruff is more. How to control it? Please give your valuable suggestion. And al...
For dandruff. Use anti dandruff shampoo (nizral shampoo) twice weekly. For eye sight. Eat green vegetables and all types of fruits. Wash your eyes with fresh water every day.
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I have red eyes. Whole day. What should I do. To get rid of it. I works in engg company in production department. Do I use eye drop or not?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have red eyes. Whole day. What should I do. To get rid of it. I works in engg company in production department. Do ...
it could be due to allergy . however 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
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My age is 23 yrs 4 months. I have weak eye sight when I was 9 years age. Now I have eye sight of 8 for right eye and 7 for left eye. How can I reduce my eye sight power? I fed up with glasses I wearing and no more wanted to wear it.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My age is 23 yrs 4 months. I have weak eye sight when I was 9 years age. Now I have eye sight of 8 for right eye and ...
There is no medication or food for improving eyesight or to get rid of glasses. If not interested in glasses then you can try a. Contact lens b. Lasik laser as your age is now 23 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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Squint in my right eye. It started about three years back after being diagnosed diabetes type 2. Please suggest suitable treatment. If it is surgery whether it is painful. Suggest suitable treatment to be undergone.

M.S. Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Vadodara
Squint in my right eye. It started about three years back after being diagnosed diabetes type 2. Please suggest suita...
It is necessary to examine you for the type and cause of your squint and whether it is related to diabetes or not. Suitable anesthesia will ensure it is painless.
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I am 20 years old. I have a power of -2.25 in both eyes. Can I go for LASIK treatment now? Is there any difference in the recovery time if I had the treatment in summers rather then in winters?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I am 20 years old. I have a power of -2.25 in both eyes. Can I go for LASIK treatment now? Is there any difference in...
yes you can go for lasik surgery after undergoing prelasik checkup there is no difference if you plan in summers or winters
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What are the symptoms of conjuctivitis? is moxicip helpful for this or not? tell me the best eye drops for it.

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Panipat
What are the symptoms of conjuctivitis? is moxicip helpful for this or not? tell me the best eye drops for it.
Moxicip is good but gatifloxacin is better. Symptoms are redness, swelling, sticky discharge, pain, irritation in eyes.
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Hi.Iam 22 years old. I am not a diabatic.I am having problem of cough everyday .When i had check prevous i was having b12 deficincy , so that i took b12 injection then it was okk .But now i am having problem of exessive saliva in mouth .I also feel low in energy. I am taking calcium supplements .But sometimes i feel am ok then that saliva problem occurs.So please give absolute answer of my problem.I have some time irritation in eyes.

Phaco Development Program, Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, DNB Ophtalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Mysore
As you have dust allergy most probably your irritation is also due to allergy. Anti-allergic eye drops will give you relief from itching but i suggest you consult a pulmonologist who specializes in allergic disorders and get yourself desensitized or start taking anti allergic tablets like montelukast
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What should I do for the strong eyesight?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath,
Walk in the garden for 5-10 mins in morning without footwear. And whenever your eyes feel tired put a wet cotton over it and put a small ice cube over that cotton for 2 mins. This is good for eyes strenghtening.
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My eye is swelled from last 4 or 5 days. It is totally red now and the swelling is from ear to nose. It is paining and burning lot. Can you tell me what happened and what is the treatment? Yesterday and tomorrow water is coming from eye like tears. I am having allergy tablets also so please suggest me treatment keeping in mind that thing.

MS - General Surgery
Ophthalmologist, Thane
My eye is swelled from last 4 or 5 days. It is totally red now and the swelling is from ear to nose. It is paining an...
Please do not self medicate, visit an opthalmologist at an earliest who will prescribe you appropriate medications. These are acute symptoms of infection. Thanks.
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