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Dr. Ravi Shankar

MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

37 Years Experience
Dr. Ravi Shankar MS - Ophthalmology Ophthalmologist, Chennai
37 Years Experience
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Ravi Shankar is one of the best Ophthalmologists in K K Nagar, Chennai. He has had many happy patients in his 37 years of journey as a Ophthalmologist. He is a MS - Ophthalmology . You can consult Dr. Ravi Shankar at Sri Ramana Eye Centre in K K Nagar, Chennai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Ravi Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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Ophthalmologist Verses Optometrist (Spectacle Dispenser).

MBBS, DOMS, MS - Ophthalmology, , Fellowship in phacoemusification
Ophthalmologist, Patna
Ophthalmologist Verses Optometrist (Spectacle Dispenser).

Do you think the corporate spectacle sellers (including online) with a chain of shops the optician at the corner of your road can diagnose and treat you for your eye vision problem completely accurately (even a simple case like myopia)?


 

Think again. Once the damage is done, it is mostly irreversible.


 

Signs of near sightedness (myopia)- include blurring of vision, genetic predisposition if mothers and fathers are myopic, squinting (bhengapan), eye strain headache, feeling fatigued when driving or playing sports, malignant myopia where the vision loss can be rapid due to elongation of eyeball and is irreversible. Similarly there are various reasons for presbyopia, astigmatism.


 

The people with high myopia may suffer from retinal detachment (laser is required for its correction).


 

An optometrist is incompetent/not trained to look behind your lens. If he misses the retinal detachment and does not refer you to the eye surgeon, you will have to face the consequence.


 

In case of compound power, it is purely the competence of optometrist which will help in determining the power of lens. Many cases are coming up with wrong power calculation. It is advisable to consult an eye surgeon before going to a spectacle shop. Once the eye power has increased, it cannot be lowered without surgical intervention.


 

It's for the patient to decide whether he considers optometrist (guys with degree in power calculation sitting in corporate and local eye shops, authorized to calculate eye power, competent enough to diagnose even these condition completely and afford to miss the retinal detachment and silent diseases like glaucoma or other associated eye pathology if they are present in eyes.


 

The patient's power will increase through incorrect or incomplete diagnosis and harm his eyes. It's your eyes, always consult an experienced eye surgeon before you go to any spectacle shop to buy your spectacles?


 

There are silent and irreversible disease in family like glaucoma/kala motia which have a family history, it is the duty of the doctor to ask history of such disease.


 

Can you expect your local optician to ask such history? if he misses your glaucoma by not checking your eye pressure, you vision loss is irreversible.


 

The guy sitting in spectacle shop may sell you a branded eyeglasses, give a very good deal and pamper you with snacks but what purpose it serves if the some part of your diagnosis is missed and causes irreversible loss of vision.


 

The optometrist is trained just in power calculation and dispensing of contact lenses. He is not trained to diagnose and treat any eye disease, look behind the lens through indirect opthalmoscope, use instruments like slit lamp.

 

He is incompetent to treat any eye disease like amblyopia/lazy eye.

If he is giving medicine/drugs along with dispensing of spectacles, he is most probably committing a crime.

 

If you are going to optometrist first, it purely depends on his training and expertise whether he is able to suspect any associated pathology or not and refers you the eye surgeon and if he misses it or makes a wrong diagnosis, the loss is yours and only yours. Lastly the optometrist will be never held responsible for wrong diagnosis.

The doctor's prescription caries a legal value and he will always advice in patient's best interest.

 

Regards

Dr Arjun Kumar Singh

Email- drarjun53@gmail.com

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How to increase our eyes power and what to do to avoid a spectacular's problem daily?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
How to increase our eyes power and what to do to avoid a spectacular's problem daily?
you will have to wear spectacles continously.unfortunately there are no natural medications to remove spectacles permanently. you can either try contact lenses or plan for refractive lasik laser surgery
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I have flue for 3 days and still my eyes are red. Now I feel weak. How can I prevent it?

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
I have flue for 3 days and still my eyes are red. Now I feel weak. How can I prevent it?
take tab sinarest one tab 2 times daily for 5 days. take warm water. take dolo 650 mg one sos for high fever . it will be ok.
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Vision problem. I am 22 years old. and a doctor suggest me to wear power 1 eye glass. .will I have to regularly wear the eyeglass? Because I do not want to eyeglasses. Please suggest me any medicine or healthy food plan, and exercise for eyes. Thank you so much in advance.?

DNB Ophtalmology, MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Vision problem.
I am 22 years old. and a doctor suggest me to wear power 1 eye glass. .will I have to regularly wear ...
The choice is yours. To see clearly, you either need to wear glasses or contact lenses or undergo a very safe refractive surgery- commonly LASIK. Or you live with blurred vision. Healthy diet and exercise helps maintain healthy body and eyes. Will improve efficiency of eye muscles but not correct the entire refractive error. Else none of us would be wearing glasses.
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Hello sir I have a red eye for three days. It is very painful. Eyes are watering badly. Can you please let me know what can I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello sir I have a red eye for three days. It is very painful. Eyes are watering badly. Can you please let me know wh...
Hi, 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. 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. - Maintain hygiene, 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.
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My ear was operated in jan 2016. It was masteriod bone operation. Now for few months, I had pain in my head. My eyes are stressed and both ears pain. But my right ear was operated. Tell me what to do I am not able to concentrate in my studies. When I read two lines only, it feels to move away off the book. It seems that my head is not able to be balanced.

DNB Ophtalmology, MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
My ear was operated in jan 2016. It was masteriod bone operation. Now for few months, I had pain in my head. My eyes ...
Do visit your ent a surgeon again and discuss your problem with him or her. It's seems your sense of balance controlled by inner ear is affected resulting in mild vertigo. Some manoevers are there which help correct this. If you have not had aa routine eye exam done in last 1-2 years. Get your eyes evaluated. It will rule out any refractive error or other eye problem.
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I am suffering frim so many problem its eye doses its so irritated me please plz help me soon.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
I am suffering frim so many problem its eye doses its so irritated me please plz help me soon.
Hello lybrate-user. Irritation 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. You could also use a lubricant eye drop along with an anti-histamine eye drop. (3-4 times daily) hope my suggestions helped you.
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I have sore eyes. Watching TV leads to irritation. Can not read or work on computers. please advice.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have sore eyes. Watching TV leads to irritation. Can not read or work on computers. please advice.
First of all visit an Eyespecialist to confirm Weak eyesight so that you can put required glasses,thereafter consult me.Myself being a homoeopath, will advise you to undergo homoeopathic treatment as homoeopathic medicine along with exercises and a diet plan are very effective combination for improving eyesight and slowly removing your glasses permanently.consult me
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My eyes always become red and specially after bath I have an itching problem in my eyes as well. It's been there since very childhood.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My eyes always become red and specially after bath I have an itching problem in my eyes as well. It's been there sinc...
Homoeopathic treatment SULPHUR 30 ( Dr.Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water today night 30 minutes after eating or drinking anything at bedtime. Nw forget about Sulphur 30 after this nd just keep it in your refrigerator.No need to further take this medicine.I will let u know what to do with this medicine afterwards. CINERARIA /EUPHRASIA EYEDROPS ( SBL ) pour into eyes 1-2 drops 3 times daily P.L.30 ( Dr.Reckeweg) 4 tabss 3 times a day.Ask the pharmacy incharg from where u buy these medicines to prepare this P.L.30. Report after one month
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Sir I have problem in my eyes since four days my eyes are fully red. I need some medicine or please tell.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Sir I have problem in my eyes since four days my eyes are fully red. I need some medicine or please tell.
Eyes appear red because the vessels at the surface of the white portion of the eye (sclera) become swollen. Vessels may swell due to: • Eye dryness • Too much sun exposure • Dust or other particles in the eye • Allergies • Infection • Injury Homoeopathic medicine EUPHRASIA 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 2 drops direct on tongue every 2-3 hrly CINERARIA /EUPHRASIA EYEDROPS ( SBL ) pour into eyes 1-2 drops 3 times daily If no relief within 5 days,please cosult an Eye specialist for physical examination.
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My eyes are infected. I used Milflox drops for 5 days and now I am using Milflox PLUS and Tobrex for past three under the prescription of an ophthalmologist. But still I have redness and continuous excretion.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My eyes are infected. I used Milflox drops for 5 days and now I am using Milflox PLUS and Tobrex for past three under...
Hello dear eye infection take a long time to recover fully keep using medicines as prescribed by your ophthalmologist.
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I am 25yrs old male. Whenever I close my eye anytime of the day I feel it is burning (I can feel the body heat in my eyes). Because of this I think I feel tired all day. - What is the reason & solution?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I am 25yrs old male. Whenever I close my eye anytime of the day I feel it is burning (I can feel the body heat in my ...
Check your temperature. If you have fever or not. for eye troubles Apply Rosewater over it for 3-4 times in a day and have as much green leafy vegetables as much you can have.
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Please tell some natural foods and medicine which is helpful for improving eye power.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Please tell some natural foods and medicine which is helpful for improving eye power.
Hello, * take, plenty of vit'a'- carrots, papaya, apples, sprouts, eggs to immune system of good vision, for retina. * take, plenty of water. * take, easily digestible diet. * go for meditation, aasan for eyes. All the best.
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My eyes is always painting when I drive my bike after that my eyes and head is paining y.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My eyes is always painting when I drive my bike after that my eyes and head is paining y.
Hi, get your eyes tested from an opthalmologist. Wear a branded goggles with uv-protection whenever you are out in the sun, also wear a hat helmet over it (which is mandatory for your head's protection as well as it covers eyes). Keep blinking your eyes frequently. Drink at least 10-12 glasses of water or even more than that in a day if you do have to travel in the sunlight for long hours. Medication: use euphrasia eye drops twice daily and have euphrasia 30/ twice a day for 1 week.
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I wear contact lens and it is for six months expiration and after one month my eyes are starting to go red for a long while after I take out my contact lens. What should I do. Is there any medicine for this. Or any eye drop.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I wear contact lens and it is for six months expiration and after one month my eyes are starting to go red for a long...
your contact lenses are monthly ,or yearly disposable ,, pls share details perhaps you are having contact lens intolerance. you could either wait for few weeks and then start wearing them after showing it to eye doctor till then continue using glasses
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I have problem in eyes has I can not see properly I use spec so there is any treatment in order to remove spec.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have problem in eyes has I can not see properly I use spec so there is any treatment in order to remove spec.
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 24 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. 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 have red eye from I week and also itch and irritation. I used eye drops but no relief. Sir what I should do.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have red eye from I week and also itch and irritation. I used eye drops but no relief. Sir what I should do.
Eyes appear red because the vessels at the surface of the white portion of the eye (sclera) become swollen. Vessels may swell due to: • Eye dryness • Too much sun exposure • Dust or other particles in the eye • Allergies • Infection • Injury Homoeopathic medicine EUPHRASIA 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 2 drops direct on tongue every 2-3 hrly EUPHRASIA EYEDROPS ( SBL ) pour into eyes 1-2 drops 3 times daily If no relief within 2 days,please cosult an Eye specialist for physical examination.
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I am an engineering student. I feel my eyes dry and rough, I feel my head blocked, I forget things very easily, my nose don't smell anything quickly and I always feel head ache at the top of my head. Please suggest some remedy to me regarding this problem.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I am an engineering student. I feel my eyes dry and rough, I feel my head blocked, I forget things very easily, my no...
Hello this all could be due to sinusitis. Kindly consult local ent specialist regarding dry eyes a. Blink a lot b. Cold compresses c. Use lubricating eyedrop frequently.
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I have a little problem. I am facing red eyes for 2days, I used pataday drop twice a day but nothing happened. What should I do?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have a little problem. I am facing red eyes for 2days, I used pataday drop twice a day but nothing happened. What s...
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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