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Dr. Rekha Balakrishnan

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

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Dr. Rekha Balakrishnan Ophthalmologist, Chennai
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Dr. Rekha Balakrishnan is a popular Ophthalmologist in Saidapet, Chennai. She is currently practising at Balakrishna Eye Hospital & Research Centre in Saidapet, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Rekha Balakrishnan on Lybrate.com.

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I have kind of dandruf in my eye lashes due to which i am loosing my eye lashes.

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This disease is called Blepheritis. You should do hot fomentation, cleaning of lashes with baby shampoo and antibiotic eye drops and ointment and also use anti dandruff shampoo

I feel my near eye side giving problem and I checked found ok. But after every evening my eyes go down tired. How I can improve.

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I feel my near eye side giving problem and I checked found ok. But after every evening my eyes go down tired. How I c...
Most common cause is having a spectacles power. Just get it checked with nearest eye care specialist

I wear spectacles, I have minus four in my left eye and minus three in my right eye, so can my eye get relief of minus power permanently? Or by what treatment I may not have to use spectacles any more in future?

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I wear spectacles, I have minus four in my left eye and minus three in my right eye, so can my eye get relief of minu...
If you don't want to use glasses you can go for lasik laser surgery. After surgery glasses will not be required.

How much will cost for laser treatment for sighted eyes and there is any side effects for this treatment.

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How much will cost for laser treatment for sighted eyes and there is any side effects for this treatment.
Lasik is the best treatment for removing spectacles today. Cost varies from 30 to 40 thousands in various cities and according_to machines used. According_to latest study it is not safe to remove glasses above 7 diaptors if corneal thickness is less than 500 micron. Cases having keratoconus are contraindicated for lasik. Rest, there are no major sideeffects in safe hand surgeon after proper pre operative workup.

I have issues with my specs. My power is left eye:-2.50 cyl 180 degree and Right eye: - 2.75 spherical . Now the problem is with my right eye power. I feel that my power has increased to - 3 because I have blurred vision with my right eye. I tried switching to - 3 on my right eye but my eyes started having squints. So I changed it back to - 2.75. Please suggest what can be done on this.

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I have issues with my specs. My power is left eye:-2.50 cyl 180 degree and Right eye: - 2.75 spherical . Now the prob...
Get your refraction done. You have spherical number in re & cylindrical in le. The prescription has to be balanced with both eyes open so that you are comfortable.

I have eye problem my will pain and from it water come and it will become red and water comes from it. I don't understand why it happen.

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I have eye problem my will pain and from it water come and it will become red and water comes from it. I don't unders...
Hello, take belladonna 30, 3 drops, thrice daily. Use euphrasia 10 % eye drop. Instill 2 drops in each eye twice daily. Wash your eyes with cold water twice daily. Revert me after 1 week.

I am 21 years old, everyday after working out my body temperature shoots up nd I feel feverish my eyes start burning nd the next day everything is normal.

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I am 21 years old, everyday after working out my body temperature shoots up nd I feel feverish my eyes start burning ...
Hello, get your CBC blood test done and share the reports. Take Ferrum phos 6x ,5 tabs thrice daily. Thanks.

My wife usually feel pain in the chest (just below the neck) to the head, feels uneasy, eyes start to pain, it stops after she vomits 2-3 times. She often feel pain in her forearm. She is suffering from this for the last 4 months.

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My wife usually feel pain in the chest (just below the neck) to the head, feels uneasy, eyes start to pain, it stops ...
She may take Bryonia 230 thrice a day two drops in water. After that consult online for further. Course of medicine and more details.

Hi this srikanth basam, my problem is that I was getting water from right eye and sometimes it is getting dry.

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Hi this srikanth basam,
my problem is that I was getting water from right eye and sometimes it is getting dry.
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 This is a provisional diagnosis. Consult your ophthalmologist for detailed examination.

Hii sir. I m 21 year old. I have an eye problem. I can't not see any things without eye glasses. This problem is approximately 5 year old. I want to LASIK operation to my eye. So pls suggest me. Thnk you.

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Hii sir. I m 21 year old. I have an eye problem. I can't not see any things without eye glasses. This problem is appr...
Lasik is a simple laser procedure which changes the shape of the cornea so that the light rays fall on the retina properly. It is a painless procedure. It is a day care procedure does not require any injections, does not require admission, you can simply resume your duties in 2 days. Cost varies from centre to centre. Side effects are usually limited to dryness of eyes for few months. We can do lasik anytime after age of 18 years. You need to undergo proper prelasik checkup to decide whether lasik is safe for you or not

I am 24 years old man and 4 to 3 days my left eye is so much flickering (means zap rahi h bar bar) please suggest me any prescription for my eye. My eyes sight has been low and its my lens power is -0.6 approx. Thank you very much.`

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I am 24 years old man and 4 to 3 days my left eye is so much flickering (means zap rahi h bar bar) please suggest me ...
Eyelid flicker could be a sign of tiredness, lack of sleep, overwork, too much travel, inadequate or inappropriate food, and so on. Usually, it is a minor & vague sign of general debility. Correct the above states, if any, in your present lifestyle. In addition, wash your closed eyes gently with cold (not chilled) water, eat well and get some rest. Inform us if there is no improvement with these measures.

I am suffering from eye pain since 4 days, l think it is due to my over masturbation (hand pump) habit which is on process since 2 years.

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I am suffering from eye pain since 4 days, l think it is due to my over masturbation (hand pump) habit which is on pr...
Eye pain is due to sinusitis but Stop Mastubation because it will lead to psychatric disturbance in near future

I have computer visual syndrome. It started 1 and half years back and consult a doctor after 1 year. The power I have is 0.7 which is my starting power. I do feel that the eye becoming dry while using mobiles and laptops. This problem happens because I started over usage of my mobile when I was in college. I am not comfort using glass or contact lens. Is there any possibility to return my eye power.

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I have computer visual syndrome. It started 1 and half years back and consult a doctor after 1 year. The power I have...
No your number remains the same Unfortunately there are no natural medications to remove spectacles permanently. You can either try contact lenses or plan for refractive lasik laser surgery Instructions for computer use: Take frequent breaks while you are working Every 20-25 mins take break to look away from screen Blink more frequently' Level of screen should be below the level of eyes Ac should not blow directly on your face. Also get your eyes checked for any spectacle power Here are the instructions for mobile phone use: 1. Blink, blink and blink again. Blinking often (and for more than a second) keeps your eyes moist and reduces dryness and irritation. We tend blink about a third less than we normally would when we stare at our smartphone screens, which starves our poor peepers of protective tears. Keep your eyes wet by blinking about 10 times every 20 minutes or so and you should be good to go. 2. Minimize glare. Unless you have a smartphone equipped with anti-glare Corning Gorilla Glass or use a matte screen protector film, you’re probably coping with a fair amount of annoying reflective glare. 3. Take breaks. Follow 20-20-20 rule. The concept is to take a break from looking at your screen every 20 minutes for 20 seconds while looking at something 20 feet away. Doing so relaxes your eye muscles 4. Adjust your brightness. Having your screen too bright or too dark stresses your eyes out and can cause problems maintaining focus. To eliminate either issue in about a matter of seconds, simply go into your smartphone settings and adjust your screen brightness so it’s about the same as the light level in the environment around you 5. Tweak your text size and contrast. Adjusting your smartphone text contrast and size also provides a little much-needed relief. 6. Keep a clean screen. Routinely wipe down your smartphone screen with a dry (not wet!) cleaning cloth to remove distracting dust, grime, smudges and fingerprints. 7. Hold your smartphone farther away. Try holding yours at least 16 to 18 inches away from your eyes to give your eyes a break.

I use specs for last ten years. Glass is a combination of cylindrical and spherical. Is it safe to do laser treatment?

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There are a few points to be considered before advising laser 1. How much power you have? 2. Is the power stable for atleast a year now? 3. Do you have any other systemic problems? before undergoing lasik a test called corneal topography is done. If the results of that are fine then you can safely undergo laser without any problems.

Please suggest me eye or vision exercises need to be done everyday in order to make clear vision without any hamper to eyes or I want to avoid specs to see. I'm 29 years old.

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Please suggest me eye or vision exercises need to be done everyday in order to make clear vision without any hamper t...
Hi these exercises are yoga exercises and should be practiced under the guidance of a yoga instructor and it really helps. Those who donot know about yoga exercises for improving eyesight doesn't know its importance. They suggest for laser treatments. Eye exercises include yoga exercises which you have to do regularly. Start up with pranayam (breathing exercises) *tratak is the exercise for eyesight, this can be learned from yoga instructor or you can do as follows madhya tratak-in this you have to concentrate over any long distance stable object for 5-10 mins jyoti tratak-in this you have to keep a candle in level of your eyesight at 5 feet distance and cocentrate over the ignited flame for 5 to 10 mins.

There is a swelling on my eyelids. First it started with the left one. It recovered. Then this time it was on the right of my eyelid. Again it recovered. Now again it is on my left. I don't know what is this and why it's happening.

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There is a swelling on my eyelids. First it started with the left one. It recovered. Then this time it was on the rig...
Do hot fomentation. Dip a handkerchief in lukewarm warm and keep it over closed eye. Continue for 5 minutes for three times a day

Doctor I have some pain in my eyes because I am watching television so what I do.

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Doctor I have some pain in my eyes because I am watching television so what I do.
The pain of eyes is due to staining on eyes .While watching TV or using mobile for long intervals continuously,eyes get exhausted. While watching TV/Mobile make sure that the lightening in room is proper and you are at least at a distance of 10 Feet from TV to reduce and negate the effects. You can also reduce the intensity of the TV/Mobile screen by attaching a filter or by getting an eye-friendly screen. Above all, one must try to reduce the amount of TV/Mobile usage or take frequent breaks. Homoeopathic medicine CINELUBE EYE DROPS ( HAPDCO) Pour 2 drops 3 times daily.

I have fever from 4 days with red eyes. I have taken some medicine but there is no improvement.

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I have fever from 4 days with red eyes.
I have taken some medicine but there is no improvement.
tab dolo sos when temp. Is high, and get few test done like cbc, complete urine exam. Platelet count, mp slide for malaria Back with report. Thank you

i had redness and itching in my left eye. Consulted a doctor and they said its Allergy Conjunctivitis and gave me "Lotepred", "Acupate" and "Refresh EZEE". For first few days it was fine and then itching started again. Then i consulted an another doctor and doctor said its just an allergy. He prescribe me "Systane Ultra" and "FML-T". From last 2 days there is no relief. Please suggest, what to do ?

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Identify the cause for allergy and avoid it. Use mild soap for the face. Dont splash water inside your eyes. Cold packs will be better . Artificial Tears will not help you. Cold packs will be good. Avoid antibiotic eye drops.

Dear sir, I am wearing glasses from last two years, my left side glasses have 1.50 cylindrical and 1.25 spherical and similarly right side eye have 1.50 spherical and 1.25 cylindrical. My question is are there any chances for bringing back my eye sight in future again or is there any natural remedies, should I opt for laser eye surgery in future and wat are the expenses, merits and demerits. Thank you.

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You can undergo laser surgery if your age is above 18 yrs and your number is stable for 1 yr. Complications rate is less than 1%, even lesser with the femtosecond lasik. In private hospital they will charge in range of 35000 to 50000rs for microkeratome assisted surgery and 50000 to 75000 for fem to second lasik in govt set up like aiims delhi they charge around 20000 for femto lasik.
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