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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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My eye getting red in sunny day. What I have to do. To protect my eye ?

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Ras manikya rasa. Gandhak rasayan and shukti pishti 3 times a day. And sprinkle water in eyes 3-4 times a day. Wear good sunglasses to protect your eyes.

Some times I feel undigested I can't eat food. Chest pain also is there. Head ache, tears in eyes, What should i do? Please advise.

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Some times I feel undigested I can't eat food. Chest pain also is there. Head ache, tears in eyes, What should i do? ...
For indigestion take meals at proper time. Use tablet pan 40 once daily empty stomach for 7 days. Don't eat spicy food.

Hi I am 29 years old male. I read books with out Speckles. But have to use glasses in public or in my office. Because I can't recognize my colleagues now. In the evening I can't move outside because it seems darkness every where even though there are street lights. I was normal 3 years ago. And had never used Spackle before. I shall be very thankful please suggest me any possible solutions. (I often use laptop even for preparing my lectures Have consulted all the famous Dr. ) Regards.

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Hi I am 29 years old male. I read books with out Speckles. But have to use glasses in public or in my office. Because...
Actually you are suffering from viion problem MYOPIA or Short sightednes and this i the reason of developing Night blindness in your case because you are unable to recognie distant objectss. Being a homoeopath,i will advise you to undergo homoeopathic treatment as homoeopathic medicine along with exercises aand a diet plan are very effective combination for improving eyesight.consult me

I have a problem with eyes. I use to blink my eyes more number of times I can see the things clearly I don't have site. If I forcefully stop blinking repeatedly I use to get tears from I eyes. How can I stop blinking for more number of times.

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I have a problem with eyes. I use to blink my eyes more number of times I can see the things clearly I don't have sit...
Hello, well your problem seems to emanate from dry eyes which is becoming very common these days due to increased use of screens (mobile n computers) in our lives. Try using some tear substitute eye drops and increase intake of omega 3 fatty acids in your diet (found in fish, flax seeds, walnuts, almonds. Also increase fluid intake. Take proper sleep. Try and reduce time in front of screens. I hope there is no itching or redness which might indicate some allergic issues. Take care.

I have burning eyes problem since 10 days& I don't have different persons to ask about dis.

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I have burning eyes problem since 10 days& I don't have different persons to ask about dis.
Eye strain, or asthenopia, is when the eyes get tired from excessive or intense use. It can be annoying, but it tends to disappear with rest. Although it’s not often a serious condition, eye strain could be a symptom of an underlying problem. Eye strain is known to cause fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and headaches Eye strain may lead to other problems, such as: •Headaches •Difficulty Concentrating •Irritability •Burning Sensation •Watery Eyes •Dry Eyes •Photophobia •Eye Pain So if your is also any one of the above reasons then please discuss with me and for that time start using below given homoeopathic eyedrops----------------------------------CINELUBE EYEDROPS (HAPDCO) 3 times daily.

I have red eyes cause of press with my finger. Its just spread blood around the ball. Wts the reason for this and hw it will be cure?

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I have red eyes cause of press with my finger. Its just spread blood around the ball. Wts the reason for this and hw ...
Hello this could be sub conjunctival hemorrhage. It happens due to rupture of blood vessel just observe and it will resolve in 2 weeks.

I am of 14 years of age and I am suffering from eye disease "anisometropia amblyopia" My right eye power is -6.5 and left eye is good. So what should I do to make my right eyesight more stronger fastly as I am having bad eyesight. How would I will be able to overcome this disease? I am very worried so please doctor help me its an emergency.

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I am of 14 years of age and I am suffering from eye disease "anisometropia amblyopia" My right eye power is -6.5 and ...
Hello there is only one option and that is a. Wear glasses of full power b occlusion therapy: patch good eyes for 2 hours daily along with 1 hpur of near work by worse eye this will help you regards.

I have sticky eyes all the day and my sight has gone little blurry. I wear specs having no. 0.75 (both).

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I have sticky eyes all the day and my sight has gone little blurry. I wear specs having no. 0.75 (both).
Hello please eat protein and calcium rich food like meat milk fish eggs. Please take arnica 30 for 8 days thrice in a day thanks.

I am 25 year old female. I have eye Site week I use shamh. How to get rid from it. I look like over age. I went to rid from it. Please tell me how I do?

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I am 25 year old female. I have eye Site  week I use shamh. How to get rid from it. I look like over age. I went to r...
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 25 years now, 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.

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

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Dr. I have allergies, and my eyes are affected the most, they, re puffy, red and itchy. What can I do?
Homoeopathic medicine------------------- cineramycin eyedrops (hapdco) pour into eyes 1-2 drops 3 times daily--------------------- report after 5 days---------------------- if redness persists for even 2 days after usage of above eyedrops, then start using below given homoeopathic medicine along with eyedrops----------- euphrasia 30 (dr reckeweg) drink 2 drops direct on tongue every 2-3 hrly---------------- report after 5 days------------------------

My left eye become red whenever I getup early and its pain little and feel sleepy.

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My left eye become red whenever I getup early and its pain little and feel sleepy.
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.

I am 31 years Old Male. I have Red Eye from last 3 Years. I have used Many Eye drops from advice Eye Specialist. What Should I do?

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I am 31 years Old Male. I have Red Eye from last 3 Years. I have used Many Eye drops from advice Eye Specialist. What...
take a second opinion if its from 3 years 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

Please suggest the treatment or medicine for viral infection. In wind, itches in my eyes and tears come out. Eyes were red. Runny nose. Rapid sneezing. Itchy throat.

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Please  suggest the treatment or medicine for viral infection. In wind, itches in my eyes and tears come out. Eyes we...
Treatment of viral infection is lot of rest and warm liquids. In severe cases as per protocol antiviral medicine is prescribed. The symptoms you are describing is of allergy and not of viral infection. Treatment of your allergy is to wear protective eyeglasses and facemask while going out in wind. Antihistamines will also help you.

Good afternoon. I've been seeing some very slight shadows/outlines beside objects since 3 days ago and I'm very worried about it. My vision has always been perfect and I've done a brain scan 5 months ago (for other reasons), and it was normal. But since this weird vision symptom started, I've been worrying if it can be caused by some serious problem in the brain. Is it possible that, though I have a recent brain scan with normal results, this vision problem can be caused by some serious brain problem? I've been to a neurologist yesterday, and she said that this vision problem couldn't be caused by any serious brain condition because in 5 months a serious thing wouldn't develop enough to make me have vision symptoms like this. She said I didn't need to do another brain scan. But I'm still worried about being a brain tumor that could have developed in 5 months that's causing these slight shadows, because they are still very slight, so I'm worried the shadows could be not so bad yet because the problem could be in the beginning. I have severe anxiety and my neurologist said I should blame these vision symptoms on it, but I'm still very worried, as these shadows/outlines are scary. You think I should do another brain scan? Or is my neurologist right? Thank you.

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Good afternoon. I've been seeing some very slight shadows/outlines beside objects since 3 days ago and I'm very worri...
Development of a tumour in five months time is very rare phenomena and your neurologist seems right in saying that. As you say you have been seeing shadows around objects only since 3 days, I wonder are these symptoms all the time or you see them once a while. If you see them all time, you should see a ophthalmologist and get your eyes checked too. I hope that will resolve your anxiety too.

I have a problem of eyes. Sometimes there is a sudden pain in my right eye. N it becomes dry. Please help me to resolve this problem.

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I have a problem of eyes. Sometimes there is a sudden pain in my right eye. N it becomes dry. Please help me to resol...
Hello, use cmd2 eye drops, 2 drop in each eye twice daily. If do not feel better after 7 days then consult an ophthalmologist if do not get better.

My eyes got red when I sit 3-4 hours on my laptop or mobile.

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These are signs of computer vision syndrome. This occurs due to dryness of eyes as we blink less when we do near work. Dont work continuously ,take a break after 30 mins for few mins Blink intermittently and put eye drops refresh tears 4 times a day.

I have eye pain and short sight for long days, how to cure this with low cost treatment?

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I have eye pain and short sight for long days, how to cure this with low cost treatment?
Most common cause is having a spectacles power. Just get it checked with nearest eye care specialist.

Should I have to go for a surgical treatment right now or later with my problem ie being a patient of night blindness suffering from low as well as double vision wearing spectacle with minus nine number. Which is constant for last five years?

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You need to get checked for double vision causes,if a high minus is the cause then yes you can be operated for LASIK and it should benefit you.

My eyes are itching so much while I am reading.. Is there any solution to come out of this problem. Please give me a solution I am suffering a lot.

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My eyes are itching so much while I am reading.. Is there any solution to come out of this problem. Please give me a ...
Hello. I think you have allergic conjunctivitis. 1. Eye allergies, called allergic conjunctivitis, are a common condition that occurs when the eyes react to something that irritates them (called an allergen). 2. 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 a. Avoid or limit contact with the substance causing the problem. B. 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 medicine that can cure allergy. Only way is to stay away from all those things that you are allergic to.

I am a 20 year old female. I have eye floaters in my eyes. I noticed them a long time ago, but recently the no: of floaters increased and I believe I am now experiencing what is known as 'eye-flashes Google tells me to consult a doctor right away for a detached retina. Is there really a reason for me to worry?

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I am a 20 year old female. I have eye floaters in my eyes. I noticed them a long time ago, but recently the no: of fl...
Its better to get your eyes checked through an ophthalmologist for diagnosis and further guidance as early as possible.
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