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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
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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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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MS - Ophthalmology - Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi - 1980
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Good morning all of you Sir I am one problem of solution of eyesir my brother of eye in alearge. Sir please solution of alearge. Thinks sir.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
Good morning all of you Sir I am one problem of solution of eyesir my brother of eye in alearge. Sir please solution ...
allergy can be controlled easily using eye drops. But there are many eye drops and specific eye drops can only be prescribed after seeing the eye clinically as treatment depends on severity. also dip a handkerchief in little cold water and keep over closed eyes.. you will feel better
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How Should You Exercise Your Eyes Everyday?

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology, Diploma in Ophthalmology , Fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment
Ophthalmologist, Ahmedabad
How Should You Exercise Your Eyes Everyday?

Eyes need as much regular exercise to keep them healthy as any other organ of the body. Eye exercises are usually designed to provide strength to eye muscles, while improving focus, allowing flexible eye movements and helping stimulate the vision centre of the brain. Eye exercises might not necessarily improve eyesight but they help in preventing eye problems and maintaining the correct eyesight level.

Here are 4 eye exercises that can help strengthen the eye muscles and improve your vision:

1. Blinking - Your eyes get strained due to long hours of sitting at the computer or television and you tend to blink less. Whenever you blink, your eyes stay in darkness for a few microseconds that help to keep the eyes fresh, while reducing eye strain.

2. Palming - This exercise involves three steps:

- Taking a few deep breaths before beginning the exercise
- Make yourself comfortable by resting your elbows on your knees and slowly closing your eyes
- Cover your eyes with the cup of your palm, place your fingers on the forehead and the heel of your hand on your cheekbone

This exercise helps in achieving inner peace and calm and also helps in resting your mind.

3. Figure of eight - This exercise helps in strengthening the eye muscles and provides flexibility. In this exercise, you need to imagine a huge eight in front of your eyes. Slowly turn the 8 on its side. With the help of your eyes slowly trace the figure of 8. Repeat it the other way after a few minutes.

4. Near and far focusing - This exercise helps in strengthening the eye muscles and improves the vision of your eyes. It involves the following steps:

- Either sit or stand in a comfortable position for 2-3 minutes
- Bring your thumb about 10 inches in front of your eyes and try to focus on it
- Now try focusing on an object that is about 10-20 feet in front of your eyes
- Try switching between focusing on the other object and your thumb on each deep breath

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I have allergies and my eyes are affected the most. They're puffy, red and itchy. What can I do?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have allergies and my eyes are affected the most. They're puffy, red and itchy. What can I do?
Hello. I think you have allergic conjunctivitis. Eye allergies, called allergic conjunctivitis, are a common condition that occurs when the eyes react to something that irritates them (called an allergen). The eyes produce a substance called histamine to fight off the allergen. As a result, the eyelids and conjunctiva (the thin, filmy membrane that covers the inside of your eyelids) become red, swollen and itchy, with tearing and burning. The key to treating eye allergies is to avoid or limit contact with the substance causing the problem. Avoid rubbing eyes instead do cold compresses. Use antiallergic eyedrop along with lubricating eyedrop. This will help you I am very sorry dear to say that there is no drud that can cure allergy. Only way is to stay away from all those things that you r allergic to.
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Sir there happened to my eyes like flue. It is now totally red and pain alot. I am not abe to see clearly. What should I do!

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Sir there happened to my eyes like flue. It is now totally red and pain alot. I am not abe to see clearly. What shoul...
Take Belladonna 30, 3 drops, thrice daily. Use Schwabe's cmd2, eye drop. instill 2 drops in each eye twice daily. Wash your eyes with cold water twice daily. Revert me after 1 week.
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My eyes have blurred vision of far objects and my eyes are also sucking in (sunken eyes ) I have done eye check up in hospital and got 6/6 now what to do with that?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My eyes have blurred vision of far objects and my eyes are also sucking in (sunken eyes ) I have done eye check up in...
Any activity that requires intense use of the eyes -- such as extended amounts of driving or reading -- can cause eye fatigue. These include extended periods of: reading writing driving exposure to bright light or straining to see in dim light can also cause eye fatigue. One of the most common causes of eye fatigue is staring for long periods at digital devices such as: computer screens smartphones video games during sleep, the eyes are replenished with essential nutrients. Lack of sleep may result in persistent eye irritation. Prevention of eye fatigue usually eye fatigue can be prevented or reduced by making simple changes in your work habits or environment. Make changes to your computer screen, such as: place the screen 20-26 inches away from your eyes and a little below eye level. Regularly clean off dust and fingerprints from the screen. Smudges on the screen can reduce contrast and increase problems with glare and reflections. Choose screens that tilt and swivel. Consider using a glare filter over your screen. Make changes to your work environment, such as: change lighting to reduce glare and harsh reflections. Use an adjustable chair. Place a document holder next to your computer screen. Make changes to your work habits, such as: try the 20-20-20 rule. Every 20 minutes, look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds. Blink frequently to avoid dryness in eyes. Take regular breaks from computer work. Take care of your eyes with these steps: apply a washcloth soaked in warm water to tired, dry eyes (with eyes closed). Use artificial tears to refresh your eyes when they feel dry. To help prevent dry eyes while working indoors, use an air cleaner to filter dust and a humidifier to add moisture to the air. Management: give sufficient rest to your eyes with proper sleep. Keep yourself hydrated with intake of 10-12 glasses of water in a day. Eat healthy especially vitamin a rich food (green vegetables, carrots, yellow fruits and vegetables) and avoid junk food. Hold tap water in your flexed palm, dip your one eye closer to the water level, shut and open your eyelids often. Do the same with your other eye. Repeat this whole process 1-2 times more in a day. Give your eyes proper rest. Can keep slices of cucumber or potato or used tea bags over the closed eyes for sometime. Medication: instill 2 drops of euphrasia eye drops in each eye twice daily.
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Hi I am from mumbai. My mom is 59 years old she has motiyabin. I want her retina lens to replaced so want to know how long will it take.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Hi I am from mumbai. My mom is 59 years old she has motiyabin. I want her retina lens to replaced so want to know how...
hello cataract surgery is painless and quick surgery surgery time is hardly 15 minutes and patient is discharged in 3 hours
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I use contact lenses fr daily use and by the evening the white portion of an eye goes reddish please give some tips.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
I use contact lenses fr daily use and by the evening the white portion of an eye goes reddish please give some tips.
The symptoms described by you indicate that you are suffering from eye allergy due to contact lens use. It would be a good idea to discontinue the contact lens use at least for sometime. Contact lens induced hypersensitivity/ allergy has multiple causes associated with it. To enumerate a few: (1) it may be caused due to over wear (use for more than 6-7 hours at a stretch) (2) overnight wear of contact lens. (3) improper hygiene of the contact lens. If handled with dirty hands, contact lens associated infection/ allergy may occur. Thus, hands must be thoroughly washed before handling contact lens. (4) likewise, the contact lens cleaning solution, if not handled properly, may cause major eye problems. It should not be used beyond its expiry date. Nor should it be over used (using the same fluid for 2-3 days!) now, the first thing you should start with is discontinue the contact lens usage. Subsequently, just go through the points mentioned by me. If you match any of the mentioned points, rectify them. You might want to consider changing the contact lens pair that you are currently using and start with a fresh pair.
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I have a cold for last three days and my eyes are red my tongue has turned blue and I can not smell nor I can breathe clearly. What should I do?

BDS
Dentist, Mumbai
I have a cold for last three days and my eyes are red my tongue has turned blue and I can not smell nor I can breathe...
Jack signs of Viral with sinusitis . please consult ENT specialist . tale tab levocetrizine . warm saline gargles and listerin mouth wash .
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For +3 sph+1.25 cyl no. On both eyes giving 6/6 (R) & 6/9(p)( L) and still having problem with specs for distant vision; should I go for Lasik Laser or try using contact lenses at the age of 44 ?

MD - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
Presby Lasik is THE best option for you. Customisation is needed as you will have large angle Kappas, and large diameter LASER ablations with decenterations will have to be used.
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Hii. WE are from a Middle class family. My mom is 45 years old with a weight of 95 kg. She is having so much pain in joints and leg due to overweight. Could you please recommend a budget diet to loose Weight in a month.

Occupational Therapy (OT)
Occupational Therapist, Jaipur
Hii. WE are from a Middle class family. My mom is 45 years old with a weight of 95 kg. She is having so much pain in ...
Weight reduction program doesn't incorporate anything new. Whatever she is taking divide in 4 meals instead of binge eating like two times heavy. Take missi roti which have other grains with wheat, avoid carbohydrates/ sugar, take protein. Along with do exercises in any posture sitting, standing, lying down.
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Sometimes we feel weak, eyes get blurred. Then if we eat a sweet .we feel energetic. Is it because of low sugar. Is it good to eat a sweet.

MBBS, DOMS, MS - Ophthalmology, , Fellowship in phacoemusification
Ophthalmologist, Patna
Sometimes we feel weak, eyes get blurred. Then if we eat a sweet .we feel energetic. Is it because of low sugar. Is i...
Most of female in India is either anemic or having low BP in comparison to hypertension in Yong age ,this may be reason for blurred vision, try to take balanced diet along with plenty of green vegetables & some multivitamin tab, with regards.
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I have red eyes over 3 days. What should I do? I am suffering from them. Please give me some information for this.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have red eyes over 3 days. What should I do? I am suffering from them. Please give me some information for this.
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
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My left eye flickers or twitches very often. Particularly when I don't get proper sleep or when stressed. please suggest me solution for this?

PGDHHM, MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
My left eye flickers or twitches very often. Particularly when I don't get proper sleep or when stressed. please sugg...
Common causes of flickering of eyes are Stress,inadequate sleep , eye strain, excessive Caffeine, alcohol, Dry eyes, nutritional imbalances. Take adequate rest. Avoid coffee , alcohol. Relax and do deep breathing exercises to de-stress ur self. If it persists for more than 1 week or causes drooping of eyelids or any facial muscle weakness is present, then it needs evaluation. Hope this helps u.
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Hello doctor I am having some problem in my eyes at the moment of nights my eyes burning so please tell me some solution on my problem.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
Hello doctor I am having some problem in my eyes at the moment of nights my eyes burning so please tell me some solut...
Hello lybrate-user. Burning of eyes in the evening /night time could be due to allergy of eyes. During the course of the day, we tend to expose the eyes to a lot of dust, pollution, sunlight, etc. Additionally, we tend to rub the eyes with fingers, clothes, handkerchief, etc. All this cumulatively causes a lot of eye allergy and tends to cause burning and irritation. The proper way to get rid of your problems would be to maintain eye hygiene. Wash your eye with clean hands and clean water daily at least 3-4 times. Avoid rubbing your eyes with fingers or handkerchief or clothes. Use a lubricant eye drops 4 times a day. In case the problem persists, it would be a better idea to have a look at your eyes in person.. Hope my suggestions helped you. Take care. Regards. Dr. Chaitanya.
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I have red eyes in after 15 days but when I wash the face, so my eyes is normal I means not an red its is a true situation. please provide any tips.

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
I have red eyes in after 15 days but when I wash the face, so my eyes is normal I means not an red its is a true situ...
Dear 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.
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2 years ago I was having a continuous headache then one doctor gave me glasses with power I used those glasses for 1 year and stopped using and was having no problem but that problem has started again. I don't think I need power glasses becoz I can see everything clearly.

MS - Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Thane
2 years ago I was having a continuous headache then one doctor gave me glasses with power I used those glasses for 1 ...
Yes you are probably right the headache may not be related to the eyes as otherwise it would have recurred as soon as you stopped wearing spects.
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I am 22 year male and I undergo head pain thrice a week I have taken a ct scan and checked my eyes bt both the reports were normal what to do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Raebareli
I am 22 year male and I undergo head pain thrice a week I have taken a ct scan and checked my eyes bt both the report...
Dear lybrate user certainly you might be suffering from migraine abd this needs regular medication for sometime well selected homeopathically for sure and permanent correction. For now use belladonna 200 c thrice a day during acute pain and consult back.
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I wear specs since 4-5 year but I feel uncomfortable while seeing so I want another best option and increase my vision so want I have to do.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I wear specs since 4-5 year but I feel uncomfortable while seeing so I want another best option and increase my visio...
Hello. There are two options for you except glasses. One is contact lens and another is lasik laser which is safe and simple procedure to get rid of glasses permanently.
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I have watery discharge from my left eye for last six months. I am using Android LP eye drops and Refresh eye drops for last 1.5 months without much improvement. I have got my fundus examined: it is safe. I am diabetic with Hb1Ac 6.5.Kindly advise.

MS - Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Thane
I have watery discharge from my left eye for last six months. I am using Android LP eye drops and Refresh eye drops f...
There could be a block in the tear drainage duct kindly massage with your finger the hollow between your eye and your nose in case tears are collecting in the tear sac located there.
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