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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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I am 26 years old male . I have squint in my both eyes. Can it be treated > if yes how ? If surgery is possible do let me know, n what is the success rate of surgery of squint.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I am 26 years old male . I have squint in my both eyes. Can it be treated > if yes how ? If surgery is possible do le...
Hello treatment of squint (exercise or surgery) depends on type and amount of squint being squint specialist, I need to see photo of your eyes so that I may guide you better yes, squint can be treated with surgery with very success rate.
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I wear spectacles from past 10 years. I really wanna get rid off it. Any suggestions? What should I eat.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I wear spectacles from past 10 years. I really wanna get rid off it. Any suggestions? What should I eat.
unfortunately there are no natural medications to remove spectacles permanently. you can either try contact lenses or plan for refractive lasik laser surgery 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
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Glaucoma prevention not help full any idea to fix this. When I can stop drops? How can I get relief? Please suggest something.

MS - Ophthalmology, FICO, FRCS - I & II
Ophthalmologist, Mathura
Dear patient yes to prevent glaucoma is very difficult but what is required is regular checkup of vision and eye pressure (intra ocular pressure) by eye specialist after the age of 40 years specially if you have family history of glaucoma. If glaucoma is diagnosed early and treatment started loss of vision is reversible and vision is stabilized. How to fix glaucoma depends on type of glaucoma. Silent or painless glaucoma also known as chronic simple glaucoma, painful glaucoma (acute congestive glaucoma. In first type patient does not know till late as no pain so diagnosis is delayed. But in acute type it is diagnosed early so vision is restored fast. Many tests are required to confirm the diagnosis of glaucoma and type of glaucoma like eye pressure measurement, automated visual field analysis, fundus exam specially optic disc, corneal thickness, retinal nerve fiber thickness around optic disc and gonioscopy. Once glaucoma is diagnosed use of anti glaucoma eye drops are life long under supervision usually causing lot of financial burden on patient that, s why glaucoma surgery is done bit early to reduce medications but this is case specific. You will get relief by properly following doctor, s advise. Normally first medical treatment is started. Many anti glaucoma eye drops and tablets (diamox) are there, best decided by eye specialist. If eye pressure is controlled by medications usually medications are life long but in very select cases surgery is done to control eye pressure. One of common side effect of long use of anti glaucoma eye drops is dry eye which also need to be tackled with eye soothing eye drops like refresh tears. Hope this answers your query about glaucoma.
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My left eye has been itching for 2 days but now the left portion of the eye become red (yet I have not touched it), and it is continuously itching but not so much watering.

MBBS, DOMS, MS - Ophthalmology, , Fellowship in phacoemusification
Ophthalmologist, Patna
My left eye has been itching for 2 days but now the left portion of the eye become red (yet I have not touched it), a...
allergic conjunctivitis ,you may use Tobrasone eye drops 3-4 times + lacryl ultra eye drops 4-5 times at least for a week.
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When I am suffering from cold, tears were come out from my eyes, what can I do to fix it, and get instant relief?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
When I am suffering from cold, tears were come out from my eyes, what can I do to fix it, and get instant relief?
Hello cold cause swelling of nasal mucosa leading to blockage to normal lacrimal passage leading to watering this is natural phenomenon.
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Hello sir How are you I am find and hope the same with you my sister has several eye pain redness in her eyes and water always flow wIthaca his eyes what should he should do.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Hello sir
How are you I am find and hope the same with you my sister has several eye pain redness in her eyes and wat...
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 Eye infections or inflammation can cause redness as well as possible itching, discharge, pain, or vision problems. These may be due to: • Blepharitis: Swelling along the edge of the eyelid. • Conjunctivitis: Swelling or infection of the clear tissue that lines the eyelids and covers the surface of the eye (the conjunctiva). This is often referred to as "pink eye." • Corneal ulcers: Sores on the cornea most often caused by a serious bacterial or viral infection. • Uveitis: Inflammation of the uvea, which includes the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. The cause is most often not known. It may be related to an autoimmune disorder, infection, or exposure to toxins. The type of uveitis that causes the worst red eye is called iritis, in which only the iris is inflamed. 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 15 days,please consult an Eye specialist for physical examination to rule out possibility of weak eyesight.
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My mother is diabetic from the past three years Currently she is on treatment Recent tests revealed the sugar level 141 How can it drop please suggest.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
My mother is diabetic from the past three years Currently she is on treatment
Recent tests revealed the sugar level 1...
1.Do regular aerobic exercise for 1 hour daily like brisk walking 2.Reduce weight if overweight 3Control diet a)Avoid sweets, sugar/honey, milk, milk product excess calorie and carbohydrate rich diet like white bread, cereal,rice, pasta b)avoid all refined food like maida, pasta, starchy food like rice, potato, bakery item, processed food,. c)include more fiber like pulse,green leafy vegetable,cucumber, carrot, tomato,h legume. d)Avoid sweetened fruit like banana,mango,litchi, chickoo,sapota, seethaphal jack fruit,grape etc. can have fruits like guava, pineapple,papaya, orange, mousambi, strawberry, watermelon, pomegranate, jack fruit, sweet potato e)Avoid white/polished rice, take unpolished rice like brown rice/wheat/Jowar/Ragi,moong and chana Dal. f)Avoid ghee/ butter./coconut oil/excess salt intake like papad/pickle. g)Avoid red meat.take fish/chicken. h)Avoid carbonated drinks like soft drink 4.Adhere to a strict diabetic diet by consulting Dietitian 5.Monitor your fasting, PP blood sugar 3 monthly and HbA1c six monthly 6.Consult diabetologist for advice and treatment
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Daily after bath my eyes becomes red & always suffer from cold,cough & nose block. please suggest what to do?

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Daily after bath my eyes becomes  red & always suffer from cold,cough & nose block. please suggest what to do?
it may be your bathing water is infected. so when baths your eyes get red.pl. clean your bath tank. you can use nasal spray ..otrivin in to each nostril. take tab. anticold at night once. drink warm water, juice,green veg. Soups,lquid diets, dalia, take protein diets, tulsi leaf in tea or warm water, geloy juice, avoid cold area,cold things .i.e. ice creams, fast/junk foods, chinese foods,spicy foods, fat meal, take bed rest , feel cold then cover body with warm cloths, avoid dust area, clean body, change cloths daily, change bed sheet daily, avoid stress.avoid non-veg.,avoid alcohol intake if smokes avoid also that.
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I have pain in eyes. I can't read properly and because of that my business is getting in loss. I have taken eye drops but there was no effect. Please help me out for that.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have pain in eyes. I can't read properly and because of that my business is getting in loss. I have taken eye drops...
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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How to improve our eye sides. I have cylindrical no. Of 5.0 So telma some way out to improve.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
How to improve our eye sides.
I have cylindrical no. Of 5.0
So telma some way out to improve.
Hello, Do the below exercises to improve your eye sight :- Warm your eyes. Rub your palms together to create heat, and then place them against your eyes for five seconds. Repeat this three times. Roll your eyes. Start by looking up and then slowly circle 10 times clockwise and 10 times counterclockwise. Focus. Hold a pen at arm's length, focus your eyes on it, and slowly bring the pen closer until it's about 6 inches away from your nose. Then slowly move it back, keeping your eyes focused on the pen, 10 times in all. Massage your temples. Using your thumb knuckles, massage your temples in small circles, 20 times in one direction and 20 in the other. Repeat the same actions above the mid-point of the eyebrows at the forehead, then below the eyes on both sides of the bridge of the nose. Take a mini-nap. Put your head back, close your eyes, and relax for 3 minutes. Insufficient sleep may weaken your vision, so shoot for 8 hours of sound sleep a night. Rest your eyes 10 minutes for every 50 minutes spent reading or in front of the computer. If your eyes feel overly tired, lie down and place cooling cucumber slices over your eyelids. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine which will help you in preventing rather reducing the power of your eyes. Take Physostigma 6/ thrice daily for 1 month. Thereafter, revert back for further guidance.
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My age is 17 years. My problem is related to eyes. I have dark circles on my eyes and also when I start study then my both eyes starts watering and I feel stress and at that time there is darkness in front of me. Please suggest me about its treatment.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My age is 17 years. My problem is related to eyes. I have dark circles on my eyes and also when I start study then my...
Homoeopathic treatment under eye cream (bakson) apply at night under the eye in circular fashion glowcare drops (lords) 20 drops in 20 ml freh water 3 times daily take a good iron rich diet likeapple, pomegranate, spinach nd all other green vegetables 2 glass milk daily 6-8 glass extra water daily try to have a sound sleep home remedies slice up a papaya. Papaya fruit contains the enzyme papain. Papain helps exfoliate the skin, making way for new skin cells to emerge. Papaya also contains vitamin c and vitamin e, so it's a dark spot fading superstar. Papain is most concentrated while the papaya is still green, but you can use riper fruit as well. Peel and remove the seeds from a papaya, and try one of the following treatments: 1. Slice a piece off of the papaya, and lay or hold it on the dark spots that you want to get rid of. Hold it there for 20-30 minutes. Repeat twice a day for best results. 2. Make a papaya facial mask. Cut the papaya into chunks, then use a blender or food processor to blend the fruit into a smooth paste. Apply the mask to your face and neck. Leave it on for about 30 minutes, then rinse well. Watering eyes during staining is suggestive of weak eyesight. I will advise you to go for an eye checkup from an eyespecialist for weak eyes.
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I have some problem in my eyes. I feel so painfully and my eyes turns to red. Also my head also paining please help me.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I have some problem in my eyes. I feel so painfully and my eyes turns to red. Also my head also paining please help me.
Hello, you may be having headache because of stress/ refractory problems/ any ENT problem or may be Migraine Headache kindly follow advises given below: you can take(If No drug allergy) : 1. Tablet Crocin (Paracetamol 500 mg) one tablet after food when required for headache after food for 2-3 days (maximum 2 tablets with gap of 12 hour can be taken in a day) 2. Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day 3. Get check eyes for refractive error 4. We need to go for ENT evaluation to rule out sinusitis 5. Get BP checked 6. Regular physical exercise and meditation and yoga complete history of your headache for further management like duration, severity, aggravating factors/relieving/ triggering/ associated factor to reach diagnosis consult physician for further management.
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I have my eyesight weak. What should I do improving my eye sight without using specs.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have my eyesight weak. What should I do improving my eye sight without using specs.
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 have a problem in my ears since morning what should I do please tell me and also suffering from hair fall its a very big problem for me and some time my eyes are red &pain also.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have a problem in my ears since morning what should I do please tell me  and also suffering from hair fall its a ve...
Hi, please explain what are the symptoms of ear complaint.For hair fall take the below treatment:-1. Take Acid phos. 200, 5 drops , morning empty stomach, once in week. 2.wiesbaden 200, 5 drops , daily morning empty stomach. 3.Natrum mur 6x, 4-4 tabs once a day. 4. Apply Arnica hair growth oil (B &T) on your hair and scalp, thrice in a week. 5.Wash hair with Arnica montana herbal shampoo (SBL) 6.Drink minimum 10 glasses of water per day. 7.Take 10 ml amla juice mixed with half cup of water, at daily night . 8.Add more proteins to your daily diet and eat walnuts for good hair. **Instill 2 drops of cmd2 eye drop in both eyes twice daily.
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I have red eyes before three days, what should I do for fresh white eyes? Help me please lol.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have red eyes before three days, what should I do for fresh white eyes? Help me please lol.
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 2 days,please cosult an Eye specialist for physical examination.
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In my eye the water is come And My hemoglobin is also very low What I do please help.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
In my eye the water is come
And My hemoglobin is also very low What I do please help.
Hello lybrate-user. Watering of the eye is one of the most prevalent problems observed. Watering 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. It occurs with symptoms of pricking, itching, irritation, watering, foreign body sensation and discomfort. 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. Thus, eye hygiene remains the principal modality of treatment along with eye drops as a supplement. (2) infectious conjunctivitis: this is usually associated with white-yellowish discharge. There may occur associated pain and sensation of itching, pricking, watering and discomfort. 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 because it would require immediate removal from the eye and appropriate therapy. (4) raised eye 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 covering layers 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) injury/ trauma to the eye in any form may cause redness of the eyes. This should be taken seriously and assessed in detail by an 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) also, you might require a complete eye evaluation in order to rule out other causes. This would be possible only by examining your eyes in person. Hope my suggestions helped you. Take care,
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I am 25 yrs old male. I used to work for around 10-12 hrs on computer. It has adverse impact on eyes. Usually It feel pain in my eyes daily, has already consult doctors but the medicine they gave it dint work for me. Please suggest.

Phaco Development Program, Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, DNB Ophtalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Mysore
I am 25 yrs old male. I used to work for around 10-12 hrs on computer. It has adverse impact on eyes. Usually It feel...
Remember these 6 tips for preventing Computer Vision Syndrome: 1. Use good posture when sitting with your computer, tablet, or smartphone. 2. Give your eyes a break from looking at a computer screen every 20 minutes. 3. Properly adjust lighting in your home and the brightness of you monitors. 4. Blink. Don’t worry, there are not scary statues of angels trying to get you! 5. Eat healthy fruits and veggies to improve vision health. 6. Take care of your glasses and contacts.
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He got slapped hard on eyes 3-4 slaps after that he feels pain when intensity of light changes (dark and bright) after some times he feels normal and now after 1 day his eyes have become red. Any guidelines or first aids?

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist,
He got slapped hard on eyes 3-4 slaps after that he feels pain when intensity of light changes (dark and bright) afte...
You had direct blunt injury on your eyes hence you should immidietly visit an eye surgeon & get your vision, tonometry and fundus examination done and take treatment as adviced.
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I have to always sit in front of computer, what can I take prevent to take care of my eyes? I am an engineering student but I do part time job in a private company.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have to always sit in front of computer, what can I take prevent to take care of my eyes?
I am an engineering stude...
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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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?

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
I have a little problem. I am facing red eyes for 2days, I used pataday drop twice a day but nothing happened. What s...
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. 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. Hope my suggestions helped you. Take care, regards-Dr. Chaitanya.
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