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Dr. Shankar

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

19 Years Experience  ·  100 at clinic
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Dr. Shankar is an experienced Ophthalmologist in Tambaram, Chennai. Doctor has helped numerous patients in his/her 19 years of experience as a Ophthalmologist. Doctor has done MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology . Doctor is currently associated with Vasan Eye Care Hospital in Tambaram, Chennai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - Stanley Medical College & Hospital , Chennai - 1999
MS - Ophthalmology - RIOGOH, Egmore, Chennai - 2006
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All India Ophthalmological Society

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Warning about LASIK Lasers For Eyeglass removal

MBBS, DOMS, MS - Ophthalmology, Fellowship In Phacoemusification
Ophthalmologist, Patna
Warning about LASIK Lasers For Eyeglass removal

Those who are considering lasik lasers (for eye glass removal) for their eyes must read this as it has some serious implications/complications if done in haste.

There are lot of benefits by being myopic (eye power less than -3 d) and disadvantages in going for lasik laser in young age with low eye power.

You may never need glasses after 40 years (presbyopia) of age for reading if you use glasses or contact lens now instead of getting your glasses removed by lasik lasers but after lasers you may need the same so going for laser may keep you free from glass for roughly 15 to 20 years only.

There are variety of complications with lasik lasers like glare, halo and problem in colour contrast, dry eyes, problem in night vision, serious complications like corneal ectasia (may need corneal transplant) although advancement in lasers has minimized these issues still one should refrain from it since the percentage of side effects are highly underplayed

 The disadvantages according to my experience outweighs the benefits in young age for those with low myopia (-3d) and considering the risks involved and amount of side effects associated with it which are highly under reported by the doctor.

Lasik operated emmetropic (having normal eye power) are not allowed in airforce, railways and army.

If you are young and advised for lasik in haste without giving due consideration about thickness of cornea, it may result in complications after 5 years and can affect rest of your life.

If you are having high eye power (more than -3d) then there are various issue which should be taken in consideration.

 First and foremost, the corneal (outer membrane for eye) thickness must be measured by pachymetry. Indians have a thinner cornea around 400 to 450 micron as compared to western population (around 600 micron). 

The critical thickness of cornea must be above 300 micron even after lasik lasers to avoid/minimize future complications. 

Since laser burns the cornea, for removing every 1d of eye power, there is a reduction in 35 micron thickness in cornea.

 Indians with average thickness of 400 to 450 micron thickness can only go upto 35*5= 175 micron reduction to ensure that their corneal thickness remains above crucial thickness of 300 micron.

 So patients are advised to take a independent opinion from a experienced ophthalmologist preferably before going for lasik laser since procedure done on wrongly selected patient can lead to life long complication for the patient.

One can use contact lenses which have become quite advanced with time, if one does not want glasses. All that glitters is not gold and not every side effect can be predicted.

Ref- http:/www.lasikcomplications.com.
Consult on www.lybrate.com/arjunkumarsingh.

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Hi I am rahul kumar and I have eyes problem I can't see properly I want to see all things what can I do? Please help me.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Hi I am rahul kumar and I have eyes problem I can't see properly I want to see all things what can I do? Please help me.
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. Lasik is a very easy and painless procedure. If you want to get rid of glasses then go for lasik.
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Is there any permanent solution may be ayurvedic or any other, to get rid off astigmatism and myopia? Now I am having a specs with minus 1 since 3 years,

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Is there any permanent solution may be ayurvedic or any other, to get rid off astigmatism and myopia? Now I am having...
Hello. There is no medication or food for improving eye sight or to get rid of glasses. Get your vision tested and wear glasses. If not interested in glasses then you can try contact lens or lasik laser. As your age is now 19 years so your number will not increase much whether you wear glasses or not as number becomes stable at age of 18-20 yrs.
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I've not been able to sleep for three nights and my eyes are swelling and I feel sleepy. But when I try to sleep I can't. What shall I do?

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I've not been able to sleep for three nights and my eyes are swelling and I feel sleepy. But when I try to sleep I ca...
1. Avoid caffeine found in coffee, tea, chocolate, cola, and some pain relievers.[four to six hours before bedtime.] 2. Quiet, dark, and cool environment can help promote sound sleep. [use heavy curtains, or an eye mask to block light, and also keeping computers, tvs, and other work materials out of the room will help promote mental bonding between your bedroom and sleep] 3. Avoid stressful, stimulating activities like doing work, discussing emotional issues. Physically and psychologically stressful activities can cause the body to secrete the stress hormone cortisol, which is associated with increasing alertness.
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Eyes usually ache due to working on computer for long hours. Anti glare glasses will help?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Eyes usually ache due to working on computer for long hours. Anti glare glasses will help?
Hello Prolonged working on laptop/TV/mobile can cause computer vision syndrome. Computer vision syndrome is a condition resulting from focusing the eyes on a computer or other display device for, uninterrupted periods of time. Some symptoms of cvs include a. Headaches b blurred vision c. Neck pain d redness in the eyes e. Eye strain f dry eyes sometimes watery eyes these symptoms can be further aggravated by improper lighting conditions. Measures to reduce this include 1. Work under proper light. 2. Blink a lot. 3. Cold compresses 4. Use good lubricating eyedrop Yes you should use antiglare glasses
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As soon as the summer heat breaks in, I start feeling restless and become too tired with no energy. My eyes also start watering and goes through some kind of irritation when I am out in the sun.

FICO-1, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
As soon as the summer heat breaks in, I start feeling restless and become too tired with no energy. My eyes also star...
Summer causes evaporation of water from body so take loads of liquid with a balance of salt and sugar. This will not only give you energy but also keep your eye lubricated. You can eash your eyes (after closing from above) with drinking cold water 2-3 times a day. Wear sunglasses when you go out to decrease the exposure. In addition tou can also use some lubricating eye drops. If still no relief then consult.
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I have red eyes and not sleeping well in night and also many thought in my mind please solve problem.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have red eyes and not sleeping well in night and also many thought in my mind please solve problem.
Dear lybrate user, 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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My eyes are weak what should I do my body is weak and I want to lift heavy in gym.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My eyes are weak what should I do my body is weak and I want to lift heavy in gym.
For a healthy body Few diet tips - Not to eat fried food items and Can eat All green vegetables, moong , chana , Dal , rice etc And to apply ghee over chappati and don’t apply oil over chappati And to drink milk mixed with turmeric powder twice a day And If possible eat eggs on alternate days And If possible in breakfast eat atleast one bajra ka rotla And Eat seasonal fruit
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I have a bit red eyes for above a week and it is not getting fade. What to do? Do I take any eye drop? Pls suggest.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have a bit red eyes for above a week and it is not getting fade. What to do? Do I take any eye drop? Pls suggest.
Hello, Bloodshot 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. Other causes of eye redness include Colds or allergies, Acute glaucoma, Corneal scratches: Injuries caused by sand, dust, or overuse of contact lenses. Sometimes, a bright red spot, called a subconjunctival hemorrhage, will appear on the white of the eye. This often happens after straining or coughing, which causes a broken blood vessel on the surface of the eye. Most often, there is no pain and your vision is normal. It is almost never a serious problem. Because the blood leaks into the conjunctiva, which is clear, you cannot wipe or rinse the blood away. Like a bruise, the red spot will go away within a week or two. Management: - Try to rest your eyes if redness is due to fatigue or eye strain. No other treatment is needed. - Wash your hands, hold clean water in your hand, keep your eyes closer to the water and wash the eyes by blinking the eyelids frequently in the held water in hand. Repeat it for 3-4 times again. - Avoid watching T.V., working on computer or mobile, reading. - In case there is itching, use a clean napkin or a tissue to wipe the tears and cleaning the eyelids gently. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicines - Schwabe’s Belladonna 30 and Euphrasia 30 - both thrice daily for 4 days. Use Euphrasia Eye drops twice daily. Revert back thereafter.
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Good afternoon Dr. My son who is 5 years weight 12kg only has recently stated having red eyes and has minute discharge that comes after waking up from sleep. Worried about his eyes and want to put on some weight, as he is very skinny. Please advise.

MRCPCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Gurgaon
Good afternoon Dr. My son who is 5 years weight 12kg only has recently stated having red eyes and has minute discharg...
For eyes you can see your ophthalmologist if bothers too much but yes I would agree he is underweight for which you need to see your paediatrician n dietician.
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