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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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Exercises to Improve Eye Health

There are many common measures people take to improve their eyesight or to improve their vision, including wearing glasses, lenses, and many more. Here are some effective exercises, which can prove to be highly beneficial to improve your eye health:

1. Stretching
This is the most common and also one of the easiest to do. It requires you to just look up, hold for two seconds, look down, hold for two seconds and then repeat this procedure for each corner of your eye, which means top-left, top-right, bottom-left and bottom-right corners.

2. Flexing
This is simply rotating your eyes in circles. Roll your eyes in the clockwise direction for one minute and then roll your eyes in the anticlockwise direction for one minute.

3. Focus switching
This particular eye exercise is probably the most useful one to improve eye health. In this eye exercise, you have to hold something at a reading distance and cover the other eye. You then have to find something that is at least twenty feet away and trace its shape with one eye closed. With one eye closed, trace more shapes, which are twenty feet away.

4. Palming
This exercise is also very simple to perform. All you have to do is cover your eyes with your palms. Once you have done this, just wait and see that there are no bright flashes of light. If you see that there is a bright flash of light, just wait till they go. This is used primarily to distress the eyes.

5. Deep blinking
This is also an incredibly useful exercise for distance vision. What you have to do is to place some large letters are at a fair distance and then sit on a chair. You have to then close your eyes and tighten all your muscles for 5 seconds. After 5 seconds are over, you have to open your eyes and then you have to see the letters for a second or two. The more number of times you do this, the more clearly you will be able to see the letters after reopening your eyes.

However, these eye exercises are not universally accepted by all doctors.

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I am wearing gLass of power -5 but I have read in many books that in morning if I rub my MOuth saliva in my eyes it will cure IS IT TRUE.

Master of Surgery - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Mumbai
I am wearing gLass of power -5 but I have read in many books that in morning if I rub my MOuth saliva in my eyes it w...
Eye power is due to large optical diameter of eye, that is length of eye is long, no body on earth can reduce the same, so cary on with the same glasses.
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Hi. Doctor. I am 23 and i. Am having severe headache problem. I am also having eye sight problem. Is this due to my eye sight problem. Expecting your reply.

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Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Hi. Doctor. I am 23 and i. Am having severe headache problem. I am also having eye sight problem. Is this due to my e...
hello ....headache has many causes...most common being uncorrected refractive error, sinusitis, migraine, stress, lack of sleep and neurological problem etc...sometimes it becomes very difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of headache..My suggestion is get ur eye sight checked and wear proper glasses and wait for 1 week..if headache still persists then consult physician
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My left eye is having pain and some time water come out from it what should I do?

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Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My left eye is having pain and some time water come out from it what should I do?
Hello dear that pain must be due to dryness 2. Blink a lot 3, cold compresses 4. Use lubricating eyedrop like flogel frequently consult your ophthalmologist for proper check up and treatment.
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When I try to concentrate on studies then after minutes my eyes become silly that why I cannot cncntrte so give me solution to solve.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
When I try to concentrate on studies then after minutes my eyes become silly that why I cannot cncntrte so give me so...
You cannot concentrate because studies is not your taste and you are just pulling on with your studies-----------accept this and try to work hard-homoeopathic medicine will guide you in this direction--------- bacoppa monneri (wilmar schwabe india) chew 2 tab twice daily------- bren-up (allen) drink 2 spoon 3 times daily------------- bramhari pranayam daily for 15 minutes ------- report after 30 days-----------------
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Example I have red eyes for three days what should I do? (I am asking as I will get balance from earn talktime)

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Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Example I have red eyes for three days what should I do? (I am asking as I will get balance from earn talktime)
Hello dear there are many causes for redness of eyes mainly allergy, infection, inflammation and dry eyes etc. 1. Redness + itching: allergy 2. Redness + pain+ watering + decreased vision: infection 3. Redness + pain: inflammation 4. Redness+ foreign body sensation: dryness if there is only redness then it is normal as slight exposure to dust, temperature or air or eyes may be red in morning. Stress may also cause redness. I usually do not treat when there is only redness, you can 1. Blink a lot 2. Wash eyes with fresh water 3. Cold compresses 4. Use lubricating eyedrop like flogel these measures will help to keep your eyes healthy but it will not have any effect on redness (treating generalredness alone is not necessary also) having said that you should consult local ophthalmologist for proper examination and treatment.
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My son 16 yes old his Rt eye not seen properly his eye sight 6/36 but left eye 6/6 what is problem and solution kya h pl tell me quickly.

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Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My son 16 yes old his Rt eye not seen properly his eye sight 6/36 but left eye 6/6 what is problem and solution kya h...
Hello most common cause for blrred vision is uncorrected refractive error if this is the cause then consult local ophthalmologist and give him pair of glasses if the diagnosis is something else then kindly send me your medical records so that I may guide you better.
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I am 21 year old I have pain in the centre point head, upper the eyes, and problem of high sound and flash of light. Please advise some tips.

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I am 21 year old I have pain in the centre point head, upper the eyes, and problem of high sound and flash of light. ...
Headache is a symptom rather than a disease and may be caused by high blood pressure, insomnia, weak eyesight, sinusitis, hunger, anemia, listening to loud music, studying in improper light, emotional strain, overwork, constipation, and flatulence. 1. Apply a paste of ground clay or sandalwood powder mixed with rose water for relief in burning sensation with headache. 2. Grind 10-12 grains of black pepper and 10-12 grains of rice with water to make it a paste. Apply this paste on affected area of the head for 15-20 minutes.
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My eye sight is 5.and my age is just 17. Please advise me to reduce my eye sight.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), modern diagnostics
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Ayurveda therapies and medications could help improve your quality of vision and strengthen your eyes gradually. Needs admission for the same
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Hi I am 29 old girl I want to know about eye number remove operation (lasik) laser cost & best doctors in mumbai.

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Hi I am 29 old girl I want to know about eye number remove operation (lasik) laser cost & best doctors in mumbai.
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Sir I am suffering from headache. When I want to study then my head pain starts to pain. So I can not read. Kindly give me some advice for it. What is being with me.

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Sir I am suffering from headache. When I want to study then my head pain starts to pain. So I can not read. Kindly gi...
Follow the tips *massaging the head with soothing oils is also an excellent way to get relief from head pain. *avoid stress and anger. *take a sound sleep. *meditation and yoga also helps in avoiding the attacks of headache. Go for eye check up.
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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.

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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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I am 41 years old. Now a days I am facing eye blurring for few minutes and could not read books and see mobiles in short distance. But if I put the related objects in certain distance I can read. Please give guidelines to solve my problems.

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I am 41 years old. Now a days I am facing eye blurring for few minutes and could not read books and see mobiles in sh...
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What is the reason behind the low vision of eye during the long time study or watching TV? What is treatment for it?

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What is the reason behind the low vision of eye during the long time study or watching TV? What is treatment for it?
Most common cause is having a spectacles power. Just get it checked with nearest eye care specialist Take frequent breaks while studying and dip a handkerchief in cold water and keep it over closed eyes for 2 minutes during breaks, you will feel better.
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I have eye problem, my eye sight is excellent its 6/6 both. But problem is that when I am in sunlight more then 5 min my eye started pain and its transferred from eye to head. I used black specs 😎 in the sunlight. And I face same problem in the heat.

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I have eye problem, my eye sight is excellent its 6/6 both. But problem is that when I am in sunlight more then 5 min...
Dear :- you r suffering from Allergic conjuntivitis . E/d zoline -plus 4 times a day × 7 days use photochromatic glasses for relief of conjuntivitis .
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I have got red eyes and severe itching for the last 21 days and it is getting severe every day please help me out with this problem.

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Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have got red eyes and severe itching for the last 21 days and it is getting severe every day please help me out wit...
Itching is commonly due to allergy. Do cold fomentation over the eyes, dip a clean handkerchief in cold water and keep it over closed eyes for 2 minutes.. if severe , you need to start medicines after showing to eye surgeon
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I have red eye since last 3 days and allergic problem in my both eyes. What should I do?

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Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have red eye since last 3 days and allergic problem in my both eyes. What should I do?
Dip a handkerchief in cold water and keep it over closed eyes for 2 minutes during breaks, you will feel better. Also get your eyes checked for any spectacle number. Medicines for allerrgy can only be started after seeing personally.
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I have a habit of using internet so much and due to this my eye sight are decreasing day by day what should I do.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have a habit of using internet so much and due to this my eye sight are decreasing day by day what should I do.
Mobile screen is made up of hundreds of tiny pixels that are constantly moving. Our eyes in turn are not naturally able to set focus on these constantly moving pixels, and hence we try to focus on an area behind the actual screen. Therefore, in order to work on a mobile, our eyes need to keep on fluctuating focus between their natural point of focus and the pixels on the screen. And this tires the eyes and causes a lot of wear and tear. As a result, we suffer from irritation, which may range from a number of things like headaches, dry eyes, blurred vision, problems in focusing and faulty color perception, to something as severe as glaucoma. The electromagnetic waves that are emitted by a mobile phone can be extremely damaging to the eyes. It has been studied and well documented that these cell phone waves can have a damaging effect on the various parts of the eye, including the retina and the cornea. Moreover, they can cause cataract too. Moreover it is more distressing for our eyes to view contents on a tiny screen which requires even more concentration and extenive usage of eyes without blinking thus causing Eye dryness making them vulnerable to frequent Eye problemss.------------. The solution for this problem I its reduced usage and while uing mobiles use them inproper light. There is nothing more effective than controlling usage to reduce and negate the effects.-------------- You can also reduce the intensity of the mobile’s screen by attaching a filter or by getting an eye-friendly screen. Above all, one must try to reduce the amount of mobile usage or take frequent breaks. --------------- Homoeopathic medicine--------------- CINELUBE EYE DROPS (HAPDCO) Pour 2 drops 3 times daily.------------------
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I have red eyes since 2 weeks and iam very suffer and what can I do please help me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have red eyes since 2 weeks and iam very suffer and what can I do please help me.
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 Report after 5 days
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