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Dr. Savitha Ramkumar

MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

21 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
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Dr. Savitha Ramkumar is a trusted Ophthalmologist in Peravallur, Chennai. She has been a successful Ophthalmologist for the last 21 years. She is a qualified MBBS, Post Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmology . You can visit her at Vasan Eye Care Hospital - Perambur in Peravallur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Savitha Ramkumar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - PSG Institute of Medical Science & Research - 1997
Post Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmology - Stanley Medical College and Hospital, Chennai - 2005
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All India Ophthalmological Society

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I was having eye sight and gone for laser surgery last September 2015. Now I went to doctor and he said I'm having eyesight but very minute and suggested me to use it only when I am in front of computer. Is there any way I can reduce my eye sight and avoid using glasses.

Bachelor of Ayurveda Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), Modern Diagnostics
Ayurveda,
I was having eye sight and gone for laser surgery last September 2015. Now I went to doctor and he said I'm having ey...
ayurveda therapies and medications would help improve your vision as well as strengthen your eyes gradually..especially after LASIK
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I have pain in my leg which is causing from 2months and also when I see the objects or books in my eyes water will come.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have pain in my leg which is causing from 2months and also when I see the objects or books in my eyes water will come.
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 1. 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, 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 computer or reading, you may need prescription glasses solely for those activities. If you work on a computer, taking eye breaks for five minutes every hour can lessen the strain on your eyes. Simply closing your eyes for a few moments can also do wonders. Try standing up, moving around, or taking a short walk to help regain concentration.Regular eye exercises that involve focusing on different distances can help prevent future straining. Blink often. Blinking refreshes and replenishes your eyes naturally.If you are having trouble with blinking due to the dryness of your eyes, try using Homoeopathic Medicine CINELUBE EYEDROPS ( HAPDCO) 3 times daily. VITAMIN-D PLUS ( BAKSON) Chew 1 tab daily
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I have eye sight & power is 6 what I have to do not to increase my eye power further?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have eye sight & power is 6 what I have to do not to increase my eye power further?
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 allergies, And my eyes are affected the most they are puffy, Red and itchy what can I do please sey.

Fellowship In Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have allergies, And my eyes are affected the most they are puffy, Red and itchy what can I do please sey.
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.
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Floaters: Nuisance or Medical Concern?

Fellowship In Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Floaters: Nuisance or Medical Concern?

Eye floaters are tiny spots or "cobwebs" that drift aimlessly around in your field of vision.

Though harmless yet very annoying, these eye floaters are very common.

Eye has two compartments : Anterior and Posterior. Posterior compartment is mostly filled with a gel-like substance known as vitreous. Ninety-eight percent (98%) of vitreous is water and the major extracellular matrix (ECM) macromolecules are collagen type II and hyaluronic acid. With age, the protein fibres that make up the vitreous shrink down to little shreds that clump together which cast shadows on the retina when light enters the eye which is appreciated as floaters. When eye and the vitreous gel inside the eye moves, these clumps move thereby their shadows drift which gives the impression of floaters. Eye floaters are particularly pronounced if you gaze at a white or light-coloured background.

Are Eye Floaters A Medical Emergency?

A few floaters are not a cause for concern. However, when there is a shower of floaters especially if accompanied by flashes of light, get retina evaluation by retina specialist immediately. This could appear when the retina is becoming dislodged commonly known as retinal detachment. A recent study showed that sudden appearance of eye floaters and/or flashes of light were initial symptoms of a torn retina in 8.9% patients. In that case, consult retina specialist and get proper treatment on an emergency basis.

Other conditions associated with Eye Floaters:

  1. Posterior vitreous detachment
  2. Vitreous haemorrhage
  3. Inflammation in the posterior segment of eye
  4. YAG laser capsulotomy etc.

How To Get Rid Of Eye Floaters?

Majority of eye floaters are annoying but harmless.  If avoided, these usually fade and become less bothersome. So, no treatment is required in a majority of cases. Treatment is usually advised for large persistent floaters.

 Treatment options include:

  • Surgery: Vitrectomy wherein some or all of the vitreous containing floaters is removed from the eye however the risks of a vitrectomy usually outweigh the benefits. Risks include surgically induced retinal detachment, eye infections etc. For these reasons, we do not recommend vitrectomy to treat eye floaters
  • Laser Treatment: Laser vitreolysis is a safer alternative for eye floater treatment. A laser beam is focused on large floaters, which breaks them apart and/or frequently vaporizes them so they disappear or become much less bothersome.
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I have red eyes from 2days any solution for it please request reply Me fast if you can.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have red eyes from 2days any solution for it please request reply Me fast if you can.
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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Styes - Symptoms And Homeopathic Remedies!

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Styes - Symptoms And Homeopathic Remedies!

Styes are normally caused by a proliferation of natural bacterial flora within the eye. This causes an inflammatory reaction and is known to affect children more than adults. It resembles a pimple in exterior appearance and may grow both inside and outside of the eyelid. The symptoms of styes include redness, pain, swelling and tenderness. Though the styes do not lead to any kind of visual problems, they can cause significant discomfort.

What can cause styes?
Your eyelids have lots of tiny oil glands, which can become clogged by dead skin, dirt, or oil buildup. When a gland is blocked, bacteria can grow inside. This is what causes a stye to develop.

What are the symptoms of styes?
The most common symptom of styes includes swelling of the eyelid, redness, pain, tenderness, eyelid crusts and burning in the eye. It frequently leads to a yellowish-white discharge which becomes very uncomfortable and may also continue to drain out of the eye. Doctors recommend not to press or squeeze the styes as it may lead to further complications.

You should call your doctor if:

  1. The child`s eye is swollen shut
  2. He has a severe pain
  3. He has a high-grade fever
  4. Swelling lasts for more than 20 days
  5. Pus continues to drain from the eye
  6. His eyelid bleeds
  7. He has problems with his vision

Homeopathic medicines for sty are safe and effective with no side effects. They play a vital role in improving the health and immune levels of the body. The recurrence of any symptoqms in a body can be prevented by homeopathic medicines. These medicines are easy and comfortable for all age groups as they taste sweeter and give quicker results.

Styes tend to dry out on its own although applying homeopathic medication can aid in hastening the process of healing.

  1. Amalki: This homeopathic medicine aids in repairing damaged tissue which in turn aids the stye infection to dry out. It is recommended to add a teaspoon of Amalki, which is available in most homeopathic outlets, into a glass of pure water. Then the mixture must be left on its own for the whole night for at least 10 to 12 hours. The mixture should then be filtered and used for washing the affected eye.
  2. Heper Sulphur: Heper sulphur aids in speeding up the rupture of styes so that the pain is instantly relieved. This remedy is particularly suited for the styes that cause significantly red and swollen. It also aids in reducing the tenderness and swelling. In the case of some children, styes tend to secrete a liquid discharge and are extremely painful. Heper sulphur along with warm compress can be extremely helpful in relieving the pain. 
  3. Pulsatilla: Some styes do not cause any pain but cause significant swelling and secrete a yellowish discharge. People affected with such type of styes can be significantly benefited by the use of homeopathic remedy called pulsatilla. It has also been found useful in preventing reoccurrence of styes.
  4. Staphisagria: Staphisagria is for chronic or recurrent styes that appear mainly on the upper eyelid. The eyes are very dry and have rheum. The corner of the eye and the edges of the eyelids may be chapped and infected.

It is important to keep the eye clean and flush it with cold water. If the pain and related symptoms do not go away after 3 to 4 days, it is best to consult a doctor for further treatments.

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My relative eye was injured at 12 year old. He got pierced with pen. He already had a treatment but during summer when he go out on a sunny day his eyes will become red with severe pain. Can you suggest him any medicine or drops pls?

Fellowship In Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My relative eye was injured at 12 year old. He got pierced with pen. He already had a treatment but during summer whe...
Hello dear that might be due to dryness. Measures to reduce this include 1. Work under proper light. 2. Blink a lot. 3. Cold compresses 4. Use good lubricating eyedrop. If there is inflammation then he may need steroid eyedrop also after consulting local ophthalmologist.
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Myopia - Is Surgery Your Only Option?

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology, DNB - Ophthalmology , Fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment, Fellowship in Phacoemulsification
Ophthalmologist, Vadodara
Myopia - Is Surgery Your Only Option?

Myopia is a common refractive error of the eye that makes it difficult to focus on far away objects. People who are nearsighted will see objects close to them clearly, while those further away appear blurry. Myopia is natural. An overall longer shape of the eye usually causes myopia, so it is a naturally occurring visual problem that cannot be prevented. Nearsightedness tends to run in families, but you don't need to have a myopic parent to develop it. Myopia begins at an early age and worsens in the teenage years, but generally stabilizes in adulthood.

Here are the most common signs and symptoms of myopia:

  1. Objects far away, like a chalkboard or road signs, appear blurry
  2. Persistent need to squint or close eyelids to see clearly
  3. Headaches due to eyestrain
  4. Difficulty seeing while driving a vehicle, especially at night (night myopia)
  5. Need to sit closer to the television, movie screen or the front of the classroom
  6. Holding books very close while reading
  7. Not able to notice distant objects

Causes of Myopia

Nearsightedness happens when your eye is longer than normal, or, less often, when your cornea is too curved. It’s a problem in the focusing mechanism of the eyes. However, the exact cause of myopia is not known. Research about myopia supports two key risk factors:

  1. Family history. If one or both parents are nearsighted, the chance of their children developing it increases.
  2. Working up close. Myopia may be helped along by how a person uses their eyes. Intense detail work, long hours in front of a computer or reading can also increase the chances of developing myopia.

Treatment Options for Myopia (Nearsightedness)

When treating myopia, the goal is to help your eyes focus on far away objects. The most common way to achieve this is through

  1. Corrective glasses
  2. Contact lenses
  3. Refractive eye surgery, such as LASIK, is available for adults and those with moderate to high levels of nearsightedness

Adults who have developed cataracts may also have their myopia corrected with an intraocular lens (IOL) that replaces the human lens during cataract surgery. The most appropriate treatment depends on your eyes and your lifestyle. Nearsightedness can also be corrected as part of the cataract surgery procedure.

  1. Contacts and Glasses: Eyeglasses and contact lenses can correct myopia. However, they cannot stop the eye from growing longer or cure the irregular curve of the cornea that causes your blurry vision.
  2. Surgery: Surgery can decrease or eliminate dependency on eyeglasses and contact lenses. LASIK surgery is the most common type of surgery to correct myopia.
  3. ICL (intraocular collamer lenses) or phakic lensesIn adults with cataracts, is an option for those myopic patients who are not suitable for lasik surgery due to either less corneal thickness or very high myopia.
  4. Orthokeratology: A new type of treatment which offers an alternate solutions to people who are suffering from myopia. This is also known as Ortho-K. As a part of this procedure a person has to wear specialized lens overnight, to correct the vision for the next day. Orthokeratology is a process that uses specially designed GP contact lenses to temporarily reshape the contour of the cornea to reduce myopia (nearsightedness). In addition to the benefit of lens-free daytime vision, orthokeratology is starting to be appreciated for its ability to slow the progression of myopia. A number of published clinical studies have found that orthokeratology lens designs inhibit the growth of the eye's axial length, which determines the degree of myopia. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ophthalmologist.
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My power of accommodation of eye is weakening day by day what can I do for this problem in early stage.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My power of accommodation of eye is weakening day by day what can I do for this problem in early stage.
Hello , you should do these exercises for eyes to strengthen the eye muscles. 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. Use CMD2 eye drops, 2 drop in each eye twice daily Thereafter, revert back for further guidance.
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