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Dr. Ravi Kumar

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

Dr. Ravi Kumar 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. Ravi Kumar is a popular Ophthalmologist in Perambur, Chennai. He is currently associated with Sri Balaji Hospital in Perambur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Ravi Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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Hello doctor, My age is 21yrs and I have eyebags as well as eye puffiness and dark circles too please help me which treatment should I go for in any cosmetologist treatment?

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Hello doctor,  My age is 21yrs and I have eyebags as well as eye puffiness and dark circles too please help me which ...
Please take following medicine:- apis mel. 30 / 5 drops in little water thrice a day for one week. Revert back after one week with feedback.
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Hello I am just tired of putting specs for years now . I want to get rid of them . Is LASIK a permanent solution ?

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Hello I am just tired of putting specs for years now . I want to get rid of them . Is LASIK a permanent solution ?
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 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. 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.
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I wear spectacles for short sight problem. I am suffering from watery problem in my right eye past 1 month. I need remedy for that.

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I wear spectacles for short sight problem. I am suffering from watery problem in my right eye past 1 month. I need re...
watering can be commonly due to allergy or infection, you need to visit nearby eye surgeon to check that. Also get your glass power checked
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I am17 yrs old girl having -2.5 in right and+3.5in left sometimes my left eye turns outwards tell me about its treatment plzzzzz thnx in advance

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Contact lenses would be able to control. The difference in numbers suggests that your left eye could possibly be a lazy eye. Once you are above 18 and your number is not changing then you can think of LASIK.Are you sure the power is + in left eye and - in right eye
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Hlo sir I have problem in my eyes .my eyes will not able to continue see nd also not open in sunlight properly.

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Hlo sir I have problem in my eyes .my eyes will not able to continue see nd also not open in sunlight properly.
Hello this may be due to dryness you can 1. Blink a lot 2. Wash eyes with fresh water 3. Cold compresses 4. Use lubricating eye drop like flogel 5. Use goggles in sunlight This is a provisional diagnosis. Consult your ophthalmologist for detailed examination.

Hi. I am female and my age is 25. I have weak eyesight from past 10 years. And my eyesight no. Is not stable. It ws increasing day by day. I am so sad and depress. I want to know. Can I go throw for laser operation. I want to remove my specs. please give me feedback.

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Hi. I am female and my age is 25. I have weak eyesight from past 10 years. And my eyesight no. Is not stable. It ws i...
Ayurveda therapies and medications could help improve your quality of vision and strengthen your eyes gradually so that the strain of eyes get improved
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Bulging Eyes - 10 Things That May Cause It

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There is a marked difference between having big eyes and eyes that bulge abnormally. This abnormality should not be confused with having large eyes. Bulging eyes can be defined as eyes where the white of the eyes is visible above the cornea (circular black portion of the eye). Medically, this is referred to as Proptosis or Exophthalmos.

Eyes protrude from the eye sockets if there is a swelling of muscles, fat or tissue behind the eyes. This is dangerous because it exposes the cornea and makes it difficult for the eyes to stay moist and lubricated. In extreme cases, it can also put the optic nerve under pressure and lead to potential vision loss. This is especially serious if noticed only in one eye.

An overactive thyroid gland is one of the most common triggers for bulging eyes. Another common cause for bulging eyes is Graves disease. Graves disease is an autoimmune condition that makes the thyroid gland release cells and antibodies that fuse the eye muscles. This can directly trigger the condition by inflaming the tissue around the eye or indirectly trigger the condition as it also causes hyperthyroidism.

Other causes for this condition are:

Any injury that causes bleeding behind the eye
Vascular Disorders : A build up of blood vessels in the skin or inside the orbit
Leukemia
Neuroblastoma or nerve cancer
Infection
Seeing the white of the eye above the cornea is the most obvious symptom of bulging eyes. Excessive dryness, pain and redness of the eyes are other symptoms of this condition. The patient may also find it difficult to close their eyes completely and have difficulty with eye movements. A doctor may use further blood test and imaging tests to confirm a diagnosis.

Treatment for bulging eyes depends on the condition triggering it. Usual forms of treatment include:

Eye drops or artificial tears
Wearing sunglasses
Corticosteroids
Chemotherapy or radiation to treat tumors
Surgery to repair damaged blood vessels
In cases where eyes bulge because of Graves disease, the below forms of treatment may also be used:

Beta blockers
Anti-thyroid medications
Removal of the thyroid gland
Replacement hormones
Radiation to lower the functioning of the thyroid gland
Orbital decompression surgery where one or more eye socket walls is removed
Bulging Eyes - 10 Things That May Cause It
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What do you mean by conjuctivitis?

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Conjunctivitis means inflammation in conjunctiva, conjunctiva is the part of eye covering the white part of your visible area of your eyes.

Sir. I am having Hyperopia from last 11 years. And now it is 3.5. And now I am planning for Laser Eye Operation. Is it good or not? I mean, will I get any problem after that too? as 1 of the doctor told me that after a time around 10-15 years, you may again have the problem of Hyperopia. So, please help me in this issue.

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Sir. I am having Hyperopia from last 11 years. And now it is 3.5.
And now I am planning for Laser Eye Operation.
Is i...
U can undergo lasik surgery. But after you turn 40 years you may have to use glasses for near vision.
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I am 29 years old and I am so much depend on phone that I use to see my phone every 2 mins. I always keep my phone near me. What to do for this problem.

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I am 29 years old and I am so much depend on phone that I use to see my phone every 2 mins. I always keep my phone ne...
Hello, it's a kind of addiction which is very much seen in most of us. We have become so much habituated to cellphones specially smart phones which emits rays thus harming our eyes and body specially brain. In turn, we face certain set of symptoms due to it like sleeplessness, irritability, eyestrain, increasing myopic condition, dry eyes, pain in ears, headache, etc. And simultaneously increases our stress level as well! management: we all need to come out of this situation on our own by limiting the time to be spent on smartphones/ cellphones; we can discipline ourselves as no one other then us can do this! take out only few hours like 2 or 3 hours in the evening (which is sufficient to check the messages/ mails or chat with friends). Tell your friends/ relatives that if it's really very important then only to call you rather then sending the forwarded messages or mails. Indulge yourself into some kind of relaxation exercises. Practice meditation or yoga for that which really will keep the mind composed, calm and peaceful. Spend more time talking to your family and friends directly. Sleep early and take at least 6-8 hrs. Of sound sleep which is very crucial for rejuvenation of brain and whole body. Medication; take homoeopathic medication - schwabe's bacopa monierri 1x/ thrice daily and kali phos. 6x/ once at night - take them for 4 weeks.

I m suffering from pshynous (sneezing heavily), due to this my eyes becomes red. What would I have to do?

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I m suffering from pshynous (sneezing heavily), due to this my eyes becomes red. What would I have to do?
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

Hello. I have facing eye problem. When I am working with computer than I face water in my eyes. This is also painful. So please reply me. Thank you.

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Hello. I have facing eye problem. When I am working with computer than I face water in my eyes. This is also painful....
Hi. I have a few suggestions for you regarding the usage of computers, mobile phones and books. Follow the rule of" 20" this means that every 20 minutes, take a gap of 20 seconds, blink your eyes actively 20 times and focus at an object which is minimum 20 feet away. This will help in relieving your eyes from the continuous strain that is caused due to staring. Staring at the computer continuously causes us to subconsciously blink less than normal. This causes the tear film on the surface of the eye to dry up. The result of this is pain, discomfort, etc. Another suggestions regarding the usage of computers is to maintain a proper posture. The computer must be positioned at the same height as your eye level. The neck should not be inadvertently flexed or extended. Roughly, an angle of 90 degrees should be maintained between your upper body and thighs. Likewise, a similar angle (90 degrees) should be maintained between your lower legs and thighs. Also the angle between your hands and arms should be roughly 90 degrees. This is the healthy ergonomic way of sitting while using a computer. Maintenance of proper posture would help in further relieving the symptoms of eye discomfort and pain. You could consider preservative free lubricant eye drops 4 to 5 times daily. These eye drops would ensure that your eyes stay well lubricated and fresh. All these suggestions may take a while to sink in and imbibe in your routine. Once followed, they are sure to work wonders for you. Hope my suggestions help you. Take care. Regards.

I am suffering from allergy around my eyes. Some portion around of my eye is like pressed down. And this problem is always starts from winter season. It damage my whole look. I am looking old due to this problem. Pls help me.

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I am suffering from allergy around my eyes. Some portion around of my eye is like pressed down. And this problem is a...
Because of constant allergy and irritation you might be rubbing your eyes on and off. This rubbing again n again gives the eye a sunken look best for you will be to consult and then take appropriate treatment in the meantime follow these things don't rub your eyes wear sunglasses hydrate your self well by drinking plenty of water you can also use some lubricanting eye drop if you want to.
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1) Does fladhlight close to eye cause retinal toxicity? 2) what is retinal toxicity? 3) does retinal toxicity cause permanent damage to retinal due to fladhlight close to eye? How to treat it?

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1) Does fladhlight close to eye cause retinal toxicity?
2) what is retinal toxicity?
3) does retinal toxicity cause p...
Harmful effect on retina due to use of hydroxychloroquine or other toxins is called as retinal toxicity. There is bilateral change in the retinal pigment epithelium of the macula that gives the appearance of bulls eye. Retinal toxicity may leads to loss of acuity, loss of peripheral vision, night blindness and in severe cases total blindness.

Facts About Eye Stye You Need to Know

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An eye stye develops when a specific oil gland at the edge of an eyelid gets infected. A stye looks like a pimple in appearance and may occur either outside or the inside of an eyelid.

Here are several facts you should know about eye styes:
1. Pain, redness and tenderness are the first signs: after these symptoms are observed, a small pimple develops in the affected area and swells up the eyes. In some cases, only the immediate area is affected while in other cases, the entire eye gets swollen.
2. Styes do not cause problems with vision: vision is not affected by eye styes much and both near vision and far vision will remain unaffected.
3. Staphylococcal bacteria causes an eye stye: this specific bacteria is usually found in the nose which makes it easy to transfer to the eyes when you rub your nose and then the eyes.
4. Styes are contagious: every human contains this bacteria in their body, which cause styes and any person of any age can develop an eye stye. Eye styes are contagious in nature and can spread from person to person. You must keep your eyes and hands very clean and must not share pillows, bed sheets or towels.
5. Most eye styes heal on their own: most styes heal on their own within a few days. Applying hot compress for fifteen minutes, three to four times a day, can help you get relief from an eye stye. This process, continued over a long time will cause the stye to rupture, drain and heal on its own.
6. Do not pop an eye stye: people have the habit of popping pimples with their fingers, but it is advised not to do that in case of eye styes. You must allow the stye to heal on its own.

A stye occurring inside the eyelid is called an internal hordeolum and might not rupture or heal on its own. This type of stye is serious and requires medical attention, the doctor will surgically open it up and drain it. You will be prescribed antibiotic ointments in case of recurring styes. Pre moistened eyelid cleansing pads can also be used to maintain hygiene and avoid blepharitis.

Eye stye can occur due to other eye issues
Other conditions of the eyes can also cause eye styes. The affected area undergoes frequent watering, light sensitivity gets increased and the person may feel something is stuck in their eye. An eye stye causes infection of the eyelids and affects the entire eye. Although they are not very serious and in most cases heal on their own, proper care, and precautions should be taken for eye styes.
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I have eye problem, I haven't had any yet, and my family also doesn't have any history of bad eye sight. I have tears when I see bright object and even get my eyes red. What's the problem?

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I have eye problem, I haven't had any yet, and my family also doesn't have any history of bad eye sight. I have tears...
Redness of the eyes has multiple causes associated with it. To enumerate a few common causes: (1) allergy of the eye. It is usually caused by improper eye hygiene. There is a tendency to rub the eyes with fingers, handkerchief, cloth, etc. This is not a good habit because it tends to transmit lots of virus, bacteria and dust into the eye. Allergy usually presents with symptoms of watering (clear water), redness and itching of the eye. (2) infectious conjunctivitis: this is usually associated with white-yellowish discharge. If so, it would be a good idea to go and show to an eye specialist in person. (3) foreign body lodged in the eye. This is more commonly associated with people who drive 2 wheeler vehicles without protection. It occurs more commonly in one eye. Foreign bodies that commonly get lodged are eyelashes, insect wings, small insects, dust particles, iron particles (more common with people working in the iron industry) the solution for a foreign body lodged in the eye would be better provided by an eye specialist at the clinic. (4) raised intraocular pressure: this is a condition known as glaucoma. It is not so common as the previous mentioned conditions. There is usually associated pain in the eyes. It is commonly bilateral (occurs in both eyes). There is usually a positive family history of glaucoma associated in a majority of the cases. (5) inflammation of the coats of the eyeball. This is known as" uveitis" it is also a relatively less common condition. There is associated pain. It would require a thorough eye checkup including the retina-thus a good idea would be to visit the eye specialist in person. From the symptoms described by you, it seems more likely to be a case of allergy. Maintaining the precautions and hygiene that I mentioned should probably work well for you. Hope my suggestions helped you. Take care.

My brother is 25, he has cataract in both eye, according to doctor PSC in both eye and ATROPHY in right eye, right eye vision is 6/24 and left eye vision is 6/9, now we have no idea what should we do, what type of lens we should select because multi type of lens are available in market and he is so young, please suggest me.

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My brother is 25, he has cataract in both eye, according to doctor PSC in both eye and ATROPHY in right eye, right ey...
Hello cataract surgery is the only option type of lens depends on your financial status... alcon lenses are good if you can afford

My weight is near to 105 KGS so my body need more than 2900 calorie in a day. But every day I take only 1200+ calorie and everyday I spent 600+ calorie to do the exercise. I also take 1 glass of lemon and ginger mix partly warm water in empty stomach and I drink near to 4 ltrs daily. I also take 1 bowl of cucumber and tomato salads as snacks twice in a day. So how much I lose in a one month?

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My weight is near to 105 KGS so my body need more than 2900 calorie in a day. But every day I take only 1200+ calorie...
Take care of your diet chart . Regular exercise and healthy diet are two sides of coin for maintain your body . Don't take ginger empty stomach take Luke warm water with lemon and honey . Drink green tea twice a day . In breakfast you should eat fruits , juices or coconut water . For weight loss so many herbs are available .
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I have red eyes over 2 days. What should I do?

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I have red eyes over 2 days. What should I do?
It can be conjunctivitis. Use mflotos (moxifloxacin) eye drops 5 to 6 times a day for a week. If no improvement consult local doctor.
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My son is a football player. His vision is corrected for myopia. We want to do correction through lasik. Is it safe and will it prevent him from playing football

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It is absolutely safe and will not hamper his playing. Very few problems are seen with Lasik. It is most conveniently and frequently used procedures these days.
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