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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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Old No.6,New No.11, Sastri 1st Cross Street (off. Subway Road,South Usman Road) Kaveri Nagar Saidapet. Landmark: Near To Aranganathan Subway and PMK Office, ChennaiChennai Get Directions
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Sir my eyes getting blurred some time n than on my had having to much pain. What is tha p problems please tell.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Sir my eyes getting blurred some time n than on my had having to much pain. What is tha p
problems please tell.
Hi, You need proper examination against visionary error. * take homoeo medicines : @ physostigma30-6 pills, thrice, orally. Take care.
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My age is 20. But my eye power is very less. What can I do to improve my eye sight?

DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Trichy
My age is 20. But my eye power is very less. What can I do to improve my eye sight?
I presume that you have a refractive error, the only possible ways are glasses, contact lenses and laser.
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I'm a student I have a mild headache and eyes are burning at intervals last three days I was suffering these problems suggest me some medicine or treatment.

MD - Anaesthesiology
Pain Management Specialist, Kakinada
I'm a student I have a mild headache and eyes are burning at intervals last three days I was suffering these problems...
These are some times common for those who are reading continuously or sitting with computer long hours. Better use miosol eye drops 3 times a day as it gives soothing effect. You can use paracetamol tabs 650mg 2 to 3 tabs a day. If no relief please consult ophthalmologist.
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I have vision problem. So I need to know, difference between vision and eye sight? And how vision is calculated, my vision is 6/20, what it means?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have vision problem. So I need to know, difference between vision and eye sight? And how vision is calculated, my v...
vision testing is a method to check eye sight. if your vision is 6/24 ( would be 6/24 not 6/20) that means that your sight is weak and you need to get it checked at eye care specialist
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Sir I am a boy 15 years old ,sir I am wearing specs sir how to naturally improve my eye sight.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), modern diagnostics
Ayurveda,
Sir I am a boy 15 years old ,sir I am wearing specs sir how to naturally improve my eye sight.
Reduce wearing of glasses at home. Do eye exercises. Avoid too much of near gadgets like video games mobile etc. Ayurveda therapies and medications could help improve your vision gradually.
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Increase in use of Laptop started eye irritation and eye watering and redness, sometime due to air n cold breeze also make my eye feel irritation. What type of eye drop or any other medicine should I use?

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Rewa
Increase in use of Laptop started eye irritation and eye watering and redness, sometime due to air n cold breeze also...
Dear L U :- you r suffering from Refractive error with computer vision syndrome . Take 5-10 minutes relaxation /hour of laptop work . Use anti uv coating speck & screen of computer . E/d CMC 4 times a day × 15 days before laptop work.
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Hello sir I have right eyes pain and tears problem last five days what should I do please tell me doctor my self Kalpana Kumari I am 35 year old married women.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
Hello sir I have right eyes pain and tears problem last five days what should I do please tell me doctor my self Kalp...
Continuously reading small print without proper light should be avoided. Smart phone may cause strain. Don't expose your eyes to extreme sunny weather of cold windy weather. Don't be closer to people with eye infections as you may contact the infection. Get your eyes tested for any vision problem. Homoeopathy has effective treatment for your problem without adverse effects. Take belldonna 200 ---once daily in the morning for 5 days.
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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?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have a little problem. I am facing red eyes for 2days, I used pataday drop twice a day but nothing happened. What s...
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
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What is hypermetropia and myopia? What are the causes of this? What are the symptoms and causes of this give me idea about this.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
What is hypermetropia and myopia? What are the causes of this? What are the symptoms and causes of this give me idea ...
Myopia is the term used to define short sightedness. Light from a distant object forms an image before it reaches the retina. This could be because the eye is too long, or the cornea or crystalline lens is too strong. A myopic person has clear vision when looking at objects close to them, but distant objects will appear blurred. Hypermetropia means long sight and is where the image of a nearby object is formed behind the retina. This could be because the eye is too short, or the cornea or crystalline lens does not refract the light enough. A hypermetropic person may have blurred vision when looking at objects close to them, and clearer vision when looking at objects in the distance. By placing a convex (plus powered) lens in front of a hypermetropic eye, the image is moved forward and focuses correctly on the retina
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Sir I am 22 years old and suffering from eye weakness and currently having a specs 1.5 please suggest me a better diet.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
Sir I am 22 years old and suffering from eye weakness and currently having a specs 1.5 please suggest me a better diet.
Hello lybrate-user. Let me enumerate the diet necessary for healthy eyes. (1) green leafy vegetables including spinach, sprouts, cabbage, beetroot. (2) fruits-blue-berries, black-berries, strawberries, raspberries, kiwi fruit, grapes, pineapple, pomegranate, grapes, guava. (3) dry-fruits: almonds, walnuts, apricots, dates. (4) cereals: oats, barley, millets. (5) drink a cup of green tea daily. (6) drink a glass of milk daily. The basic essence to healthy eyes is in maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In addition to a proper diet, a proper posture and proper sleep patterns are essential. Also, addiction to tobacco and smoking tends to harm the eyes in a bad manner. These should be refrained. Thus, maintain a diet rich in antioxidants. These substances are present in good proportions in the previously mentioned list. Hope my suggestions helped you.
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Importance of Eye Examination

Cornea Cataract & Lasik
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Importance of Eye Examination

Sight is one of our most important senses. To ensure that your vision is not compromised, regular eye examinations are essential. This is regardless of age and overall health because the only way to diagnose conditions in the eye in the early stages is with a comprehensive eye exam. By arresting them in the early stages, many eye disorders can be easily controlled and treated.

During a routine eye examination, the doctor will look into a number of aspects of your eye's health. An eye examination can also indicate serious health issues like diabetes, macular degeneration and glaucoma. Some of the conditions an eye doctor looks for during an eye exam are:

  • Refractive error: If you already have a prescription this will be checked. In other cases, the strength of the eye muscles is checked for near sightedness, far sightedness and astigmatism which can be corrected with lasik surgery, spectacles or lenses. The earlier a refractive error is corrected, the lower are its chances of increasing. When it comes to children, they often do not realize signs of vision deterioration and hence, an eye examination becomes essential.
  • Amblyopia: This is a condition where one eye has a much higher refractive error than the other or where the eyes are misaligned. If this is not treated in time, amblyopia can stunt vision in the affected eye and result in blindness.
  • Strabismus: Crossed or turned eyes are termed as cases of strabismus. This is caused by the misalignment of the eyes and can cause problems with depth perception. This can lead to amblyopia and eventual blindness if not treated in time.
  • Focusing and communicative problems between the eyes: An eye examination can also determine problems with focusing on objects. With children this can be a sign of underdeveloped focusing skills while in adults it can be a symptom of presbyopia or age related diminished focusing ability. Your doctor will also check how well your eyes work together. If they do not work in tandem, it can cause headaches, eye strains and problems with reading.
  • Diseases: By looking at the blood vessels and retina of the eyes, doctors can detect signs of high blood pressure, cholesterol etc. Leaks in the blood vessels or bleeding in the eyes can also be a sign of diabetes or swelling of the macula.
  • Age related conditions: As with the rest of the body, the eye tissues and muscles also degenerate with time. Cataract is one of the most common age related issues that affect the eyes.
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I am 18 year old and I want to ask that I have spec but I get stress on my eyes when I watch computer for long time , please help me .

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), modern diagnostics
Ayurveda,
I am 18 year old and I want to ask that I have spec but I get stress on my eyes when I watch computer for long time ,...
If the number keep progressing you may get similar stress on continuous work. Ayurveda therapies & medications on the other hand help strengthen your eyes and improve vision gradually thus help avoid stress.
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Hello There, my brother (Age: 23)is facing a serious eye problem for the last 8 years. He experiences a lot of strain while studying or while looking at a computer even with glasses. He can not even read a single line on a computer. He can read 4-5 lines on a notebook but then he has a serious headache for the rest of the day. We have consulted many well reputed hospitals in India but all doctors are unable to diagnose him. Every test gives normal results. We have gone for MRI and every other test. Doctors have already ruled out muscle weakness. It would be really great if someone could suggest an alternative approach.

MBBS, DOMS, MS - Ophthalmology, , Fellowship in phacoemusification
Ophthalmologist, Patna
Hello There, my brother (Age: 23)is facing a serious eye problem for the last 8 years. He experiences a lot of strain...
Most of software professionals don't know how to work on computer for long time without giving trouble to eyes. While working on computer number of blinking drastically goes down from around 24 per minute to around 8 per minute leading to severe dryness causing burning, eyestrain, blurring of vision & headache. One should try to have normal blinking while working on computer, should look away from screen after every 10 minute , should take rest for 10 minute after every 2 hours& should wear antiglare glass. Software professionals should use lubricating eye drops 4-5 times daily (Systane ultra)&genteal gel once at bed time.
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Hi I have problem in my eyes can you help to leave my sun glasses bcoz I can not see close up things.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
Hi I have problem in my eyes can you help to leave my sun glasses bcoz I can not see close up things.
Hello lybrate-user. From the symptoms described by you, it seems you have problems mainly for near vision. In that case, you are likely to be having a presbyopic refractive error. This means that you need glasses for near. Usually, at the age of 40 (or somewhere near 40 years of age), a person begins to have discomfort/ problems for near vision. This is because of gradual loss of elasticity of the fibers holding the eye lens in place. This is a normal phenomenon. Nothing to get worried about. All the same, it would be better to get a complete eye assessment done so that appropriate glasses may be prescribed. Let me know if you require further assistance. Take care-regards.
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Whenever I work infront of computer my eyes became red and tears come from my eyes. What should I do to get rid of from it?

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gorakhpur
Whenever I work infront of computer my eyes became red and tears come from my eyes. What should I do to get rid of fr...
You are suffering from computer vision syndrome (cvs). Consult ophthalmologist for proper evaluation. By treatment and proper instruction about how to use computer in case of cvs your problem will be solved.
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After cataract surgery of my father, he is suffering from a severe paralysis type problem where his both right leg and right hand as well some rights part of mouth is not working properly, I consulted a local MD he gave few medicines and a physiotherapy and I have also done a CT scan where everything tends to be normal, except As mentioned in CT scan:-- Evidence of small hypodense lesions in right corona radiata, left internal capsule and in left external capsule.

DNB Ophtalmology, MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS, Fellowship in Medical Retina, Fellowship in IOL & Cataract Microsurgery
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
After cataract surgery of my father, he is suffering from a severe paralysis type problem where his both right leg an...
Please also check for eyelid closure...If he can't close the eye completely or if eyes open during sleep...He is at risk of developing exposure keratitis and corneal infections. This can be readily prevented by using viscous lubricating eye ointment or antibiotic ointment with or without lid tapping.
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I had swollen eyes for the last 3 days. Its painful too. Pls help and inform me about it and solutions for the same.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I had swollen eyes for the last 3 days. Its painful too. Pls help and inform me about it and solutions for the same.
Homoeopathic medicine EUPHRASIA 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 2 drops direct on tongue every 2-3 hrly EUPHRASIA EYEDROPS ( SBL ) pour into eyes 1-2 drops 3 times daily
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I am 27 year old I am facing eye problem eye wax and waterfaling from eye. I went to hospital more time and use drop also but the result is not good.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 27 year old I am facing  eye problem eye wax and waterfaling from eye. I went to hospital more time and use drop...
Homoeopathic medicine R-78 Drops ( Dr reckeweg) Drink 10 drops 3 times daily in 20 ml fresh water CINERIA MARITINA EYE DROPS( Dr Reckeweg) without alcohol.Pour 2-3 drops in both eyes 3 times daily. Dont splash water on eyes.
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I have a severe problem from at least 1 year. When I wear my specs, the portion where the nose pads are placed is paining too much. I can't bear the pain. My eyes are also paining too much, I think due to that. I have consulted many Doctors and also changed many frames such as Light ones, With out nose pad, etc. But unable to overcome the problem. Please help me out.

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Rewa
I have a severe problem from at least 1 year. When I wear my specs, the portion where the nose pads are placed is pai...
Dear Lybrate user:- You should use light weight wired without nose pad. Skin oint. Betadine locally twice a day × 7 days Make urgent appointment privately with me for further clarification of your eye problems.
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