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Dr. Rekha Balakrishnan

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

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 daughter aged 6 years old can not see properly since birth. Eye specialists have prescribed for glass 5.00. But, 2 years have lapsed. She can not see properly specially at night. Doctor told this is by birth and due course it will be ok. Please suggest how to do?

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
My daughter aged 6 years old can not see properly since birth. Eye specialists have prescribed for glass 5.00. But, 2...
Hello lybrate-user, please I would advise you to kindly show me his reports. It is curable. Do not loose hopes. As your child is still small, it can be reverted back to normal. Take care.:)
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I have red eye for 3 days what should I do?

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist,
I have red eye for 3 days what should I do?
Acupat eye drop 3 times a day for a week and genteal eye drop 3 times a day for a week. If you hav sticky discharge then let me know.
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My eyes hurt very badly sometimes. When I watch tv. And do studies. But my eyesight is normal. So what is the problem with my eyes?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My eyes hurt very badly sometimes. When I watch tv. And do studies. But my eyesight is normal. So what is the problem...
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 The first thing you can do is change your environment and work habits. By doing this you can relieve the pain without spending money on treatment. If you work on the computer,or watch tv, try taking more eye breaks by looking down the hall or out the window, or by closing your eyes for thirty seconds. You should get your eyes checked at least once a year, especially as you grow older. Routine eye exams give you the opportunity to discuss with your Eye Specialist any issues you may be having, and they may enable you to catch any problems in their early stages. Age Frequency 0 to 6 months Minimum of once a year 6 months to 18 years Every 2 – 4 years 19 to 39 years Every 3 – 5 years 40 to 64 years Every 2 – 4 years 65 and older Every 1 – 2 years If you spend a lot of time sitting in front of a tv or reading, you may need prescription glasses solely for those activities. Homoeopathic Medicine CINELUBE EYEDROPS ( HAPDCO) 3 times daily.
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I had red eyes for over 3 days what can I do?

FICO, Specialist in Cataract,Cornea and refractive surgeries , MD - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist,
I had red eyes for over 3 days what can I do?
There are various causes of red eye however most common will be conjunctivitis which may be allergic or infectious. Will start treatment empirically on the line of infection start eye drops vigamox 6 times a day eye drops genteal four times a day however other causes of red eyes has to be rule out like allergic, glaucoma, foreign body, uveitis dry eyes, blepharitis. Kindly consult a ophthalmologist.
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I have a red eyes from last 3 days. What should I do? Is there any chances on specks to me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I have a red eyes from last 3 days. What should I do? Is there any chances on specks to me.
Hello,you can take homeopathic medicine Euphrasia 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for 2 days and revert. *Not to touch or rub your eyes. *Keep your hands clean with regular washing and hand sanitizer.
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I have eye sight problem! I have also power spectacle! any solution for my eyes good! I have far sight problem to see far thing's! pls suggest me treatment for making my eyes good!

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have eye sight problem! I have also power spectacle! any solution for my eyes good! I have far sight problem to see...
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
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I am a 22 years old man, my eye power is continue increase, so what I do?

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist,
I am a 22 years old man, my eye power is continue increase, so what I do?
Dear, get your refraction done and wear spectacles eat green veggies. Carrots. Strain less your eyes. Relax your eyes in between work. Blink regularily if working for long time on computer. Lower the brightness of your screen. Work under adequately illuminated conditions. If needed wear corrective spectacles. These r few things you can take care of. You can always go for contact lenses after satisfyin few criteria lik no allergic, infective or corneal conditions of eye. Similarly, few criteria must be fulfilled for you to undergo lasik surgery. Which are amount and type of refractive error, condition of the cornea, and stability of your refractive error. You must visit an ophthalmogist for detailed check up to satisfy these criteria after which you can undergo lasik surgery or contact lenses.
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In my eyes water is comes and become red and head pain is also occur what should I want to do?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
In my eyes water is comes and become red and head pain is also occur what should I want to do?
Hello, * * take, homoeo-medicine** @ belladonna 30-6 pills, thrice a day. @ eupharesia 30-6 pills, thrice a day. * avoid, dust, smoke, alcohol, sun take care.
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I have a long tightness last five years ago. And power on left 2.75 and right 1.75. How can I decrease my sight use the natural techniques and food?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have a long tightness last five years ago. And power on left 2.75 and right 1.75.
How can I decrease my sight use t...
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 21 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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Sir iam suffering from eye pain since three days so please suggest me to solve my problem.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
Sir iam suffering from eye pain since three days so please suggest me to solve my problem.
Pain is unusual in eyes..you need to make sure that vision is not affected.. you need to visit eye surgeon to rule out any vision threatening problem
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Treating Conjunctivitis With Homeopathy

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Treating Conjunctivitis With Homeopathy

Conjunctivitis is a medical condition that is marked by redness in the eyes owing to the inflammation of the conjunctiva, which is the membrane covering the white part of the eye. The condition is further characterized by the discharge of yellowish pus fluid from the corner of the eye. This condition, which is essentially an infection, can occur to people of all age brackets. 

Causes and Symptoms:

Conjunctivitis can be caused due to several reasons namely allergies, irritants, bacterial and viral infections, among others. Apart from the redness in the eye, some other apparent symptoms of conjunctivitis are: 

  1. Thin and watery discharge in viral conjunctivitis 
  2. Thick, mucous like discharge ranging from yellow to green in case of bacterial conjunctivitis
  3. Sticky eyelids
  4. Increased reactivity to light 
  5. Blurred or foggy vision
  6. Nasal discharges 

It is difficult to distinguish between viral, allergic and bacterial conjunctivitis. Different fields of medicine prescribe treatments according to the cause of the condition. Although subtle differences, such as thick and thin discharges can be observed, in Homeopathy the cause is not that important. 

Homeopathic medicines are natural and highly effective. The medications, which are prescribed in Homeopathy can more than manage the discharges, swelling, the sandy sensation and redness in the eyes. Homeopathic medicines are effective when the condition causes the eye to get dry, red, congested and swollen. Bathing the eyes with sterilized salt water is also a popular method of treating the infection. In addition to these, Homeopathic doctors also provide tips to curb the likelihood of further complications. Removing your contact lenses while treatment and cleaning your spectacles on a regular basis, if you wear any, are duly recommended.

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I have red eyes for three days. What should I do?

DNB Ophtalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist,
I have red eyes for three days. What should I do?
It's a season of eye flue. Put some antibiotic drops like moxicip 4 times a day. Show to a doc if it is not improving.
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I am working person on computer. My eye problem please suggest me best eyer drop.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I am working person on computer. My eye problem please suggest me best eyer drop.
You have something called as computer vision syndrome. So 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.
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What is the solution for eyes sir my eyes is gone inside surrounding black. I am not sleeping well also sir.

Ph.D - Ayurveda, MD - Ayurveda, Diploma in Diet and Nutrition, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Diploma Yoga
Ayurveda, Jaipur
What is the solution for eyes sir my eyes is gone inside surrounding black. I am not sleeping well also sir.
for dark circles around eyes - 1. U can apply some home - made mixture like - Besan + Milk and Multani mitti+Rose Water+ milk at night which wud prevent ur pimples. Always cover ur face with piece of cloth or mask when u move out in sun and dust 2. strictly avoid all junks, oily -spicy food, pickles if u r eating, drink lots of water, juices or daily have fresh fruits. try to keep ur bowel clear. Avoid constipation. 3. regularly wash ur face with any gud herbal face wash. 4. Do have gud sleep - atleast 7 hrs a day.....avoid sleeping very late nights. 5. Drink plenty of Water.
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I am facing blurred vision if using my phone for some regular time say for game or movies Guide regarding this.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
I am facing blurred vision if using my phone for some regular time say for game or movies
Guide regarding this.
Hi lybrate-user. I have a few suggestions for you regarding the usage of computers, mobile phones and books. The first thing to remember is that long term continuous usage of mobile phones or computers is harmful for the eyes. Ranging from dry eyes to multiple postural defects, there are many consequences. The good news is that there are simple tips and solutions to avoid these problems from occurring. Let me enumerate them in brief: 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. Remember the rule of 90. 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. Also remember the rule of 1. At least 1 time in a day, wash your eyes with clean hands and clean water in a gentle manner. Exercise for at least 1 hour in a day. Try to spend 1 hour with nature. (eg. In a park, garden, etc.) 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. You could also use a preservative free lubricant eye drop 4 to 5 times in a day. Also, adequate sleep of 7 hours a day is essential in order to maintain healthy eyes. Hope my suggestions help you. Take care.
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Why Regular Eye Checkups Are Important

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology, Diploma in Ophthalmology , Fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment
Ophthalmologist, Ahmedabad
Why Regular Eye Checkups Are Important

Problems related to the eyes and vision have a very gradual onset. The only way to be certain of the condition of your eyes is with a comprehensive eye examination. An eye exam can tell you if something is wrong before you begin to feel any pain or experience redness, strain etc and can thus help you treat the problem in its earliest stages.

One of the most common reasons to schedule an eye examination is vision difficulty. Along with refractive errors such as near sightedness and far sightedness, here are a few other conditions that can be diagnosed through an eye exam.

Amblyopia

This is condition where the eyes are misaligned or where one eye has a significantly higher refractive error than the other. Left untreated, this can result in permanent vision loss in the affected eye and worsen the refractive error in the other eye as well. 


Strabismus
This condition is also known as crossed eyes. In such a case, both eyes look in different direction and do not focus on the same thing. It is caused by poor muscle control over the eyes and can lead to problems focusing on something and with the perception of depth and distance. 


Eye diseases
Most diseases of the eye such as glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy have negligible symptoms in their early stages. The only way to correctly diagnose these is by taking a look at the inside of the eye which can be done only by a complete eye exam. 
If you see floaters in your line of vision or flashes of light, scheduling an eye exam is essential. This can help diagnose problems such as retinal detachment or tears in the retina. 


Other diseases
The eyes are commonly affected by health conditions such a high blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes etc. In some cases, a detailed eye checkup can diagnose these problems even before you know you are suffering from them. 


Age related conditions
With age, the muscles of the eye deteriorate as well. In many cases, this leads to difficulty reading and night blindness. Cataracts are also common eye problems that affect many elderly people. If diagnosed early enough most of these conditions can be treated but if left unattended they may lead to vision loss. 
An eye exam should be scheduled once every alternate year. This is especially in the case of people over the age of 40 and in children up to the age of 18.

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My friend is having redness in his eyes fron two days and after taking medicines he is not getting reliefs so please help and advice me.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
My friend is having redness in his eyes fron two days and after taking medicines he is not getting reliefs so please ...
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. (6) increased blood pressure. This has known to cause redness which is also known as sub-conjunctival hemorrhage. In this regard, a complete ophthalmic evaluation and a systemic evaluation is warranted. 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. Take care, regards-
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I met an cycle accident and right down my eyes bulged and what I do to recover the same. It had bulged more. Please give any measures to recover this problem.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I met an cycle accident and right down my eyes bulged and what I do to recover the same. It had bulged more. Please g...
Take Arnica 6C one dose daily for 2 weeks. It will be alright. Still if you have any queries, please let me know. Take care. :)
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I am 27 years old unmarried girl. I feel heaviness in my right eye and also triangle puffiness end of the eye. swelling part is soft and after pressing I do not feel pain. Only thing is that my eye do not look fresh after taking proper rest. So kindly tell me what is this problem and how can I treat this problem. E.

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
I am 27 years old unmarried girl. I feel heaviness in my right eye and also triangle puffiness end of the eye. swelli...
Get your refraction done and wear spectacles Eat green veggies. Carrots. Strain less your eyes. Relax your eyes in between work. Blink regularily if working for long time on computer. Lower the brightness of your screen. Work under adequately illuminated conditions. If needed wear corrective spectacles. These r few things you can take care of. Otherwise as such no options available which wd increases your eyesight.
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