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Dr. Shankara Lakshmi

MBBS

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

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Dr. Shankara Lakshmi is a popular Ophthalmologist in Perambur, Chennai. He has completed MBBS . He is currently practising at G K M Hospital in Perambur, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shankara Lakshmi on Lybrate.com.

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I am a 31 year old male. And have spectacles. - 3. 5 on each eye. I am in a dilemma that is it 100% safe to have a lasic surgery done. Is there even a 0. 01% chance that the surgery may not be correct?

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
One is always at some risk. Nothing is 100% ideally. We are always at risk while crossing a road, that doesn' t mean should not cross the road. For that, one can take precaution to avoid that small risk. So there is always some (very small) risk while doing lasik, but for that we always pre operative work-up to see whether one' s eye is eligible and ready for lasik surgery or not. You should not be afraid of lasik as many people go for it and had great response after operation. So you can go for it comfortably
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Dr. my power is too weak _3.5 on both. I want to do lasik will it be permanent for life time and save.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
Dr. my power is too weak _3.5 on both. I want to do lasik will it be permanent for life time and save.
Hello lybrate-user. Operations done to remove the refractive error (power) of the eyes are known as refractive surgery (lasik). There are certain basic criteria that most patients need to fulfill before they can safely undergo refractive surgery. To enumerate, they are: (1) stability of refraction: the power of the eyes should have become stable for a period of 1.5 years minimum without any change. (2) curvature of the cornea should be tested by a technique which is known as topography. (3) thickness of the cornea should be measured by a test known as pachymetry. The minimum thickness required is 550 microns. (4) dilated retina evaluation: this is one of the most important tests that should be performed by a trained retina specialist. This test helps in detection of any offensive lesion on the central or peripheral retina. In case of any retinal abnormality, these should be treated before undergoing the surgery for number reduction. (5) there should be no pre-existent corneal abnormality. (example: corneal scar, opacity, defect, etc.) another important suggestion is that whenever you go for the assessment (the above mentioned tests), you should discontinue the use of contact lenses at least 4 weeks prior to the assessment. The reason for this being that use of contact lens temporarily alters the contour of the cornea. It takes around 3-4 weeks for the restoration of the original corneal contour after removal of the contact lens. Another important point is that you, as a patient, should be compliant to put post operative medication in your eyes for at least 2 months. There is bound to be some discomfort, watering, foreign body sensation, pain after the surgery in most cases-you should be ready to tolerate that. A leave from work for 7-10 days after the surgery should be generally sufficient. Last but not the least, you should set realistic expectations from this surgery. Though extremely rare, there is a remote possibility that the surgery may need to be repeated. Also, the need for subsequent treatment for the eye may be required. Thus, you should be compliant enough to trust and follow your eye specialist. In case you have any other queries, feel free to contact me via the audio/video facility offered by lybrate. Hope my suggestions help you, take care, regards.
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Hello. I am having vision problem 0.5 in both eyes. But I am not feeling comfortable with glass. Can you suggest me. I am having headache but it will come once in a month.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
Hello. I am having vision problem 0.5 in both eyes. But I am not feeling comfortable with glass. Can you suggest me. ...
For headache take tablet paracetamol and Take a flow of steam (of plain water only ) over the forehead through a crescent steam inhaler, eight hourly and once a month headache can't be because of vision problems
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I have a red eyes and l have pan in stomach so l am in problem for over 3 days should l help me?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have a red eyes and l have pan in stomach so l am in problem for over 3 days should l help me?
Hello, Take Belladonna 30, 3 drops, thrice daily. Use Schwabe's cmd2, eye drop. instill 2 drops in each eye twice daily. Wash your eyes with cold water twice daily. Take BC NO. 03, 5 tabs thrice daily for stomach ache. Revert me after 1 week.
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I am 14 year old child. Sometimes my head pains so much that I can't concentrate on my studies. I have spectacles and my eye power is +75. I am not currently taking any medicine.

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Panipat
I am 14 year old child. Sometimes my head pains so much that I can't concentrate on my studies. I have spectacles and...
get ur vision checked again and if vision is fine then ur headache could be because of many other issues like inadequate sleep, tension, weakness, migraine. so after that we have to take care of each one individually. so let me know about ur latest refraction so that we can proceed further.
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I have a problem on my eye getting radish soon while ridding bike. Please give me a solution? Can I use an optical?

DNB Ophtalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
I have a problem on my eye getting radish soon while ridding bike. Please give me a solution? Can I use an optical?
Use the visor and protective glasses when riding on the back, use lubricating eye drops judiciously.
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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
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 m facing a little problem. I have red eyes for 2days. I used Olopat Od twice a day but nothing happened. What should I do?

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
I m facing a little problem. I have red eyes for 2days. I used Olopat Od twice a day but nothing happened. What shoul...
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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Ophthalmologist Vs. Optometrists

M.S., MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Ophthalmologist Vs. Optometrists

Eyes are the most important part of our lives. There are various branches of medicine, which treat different aspects of the eye. Chief among them are: 

  1. Ophthalmology
  2. Optometry

Ophthalmology deals with the structure, physiology and diseases of the eye. On the other hand, optometry is a vision care science, which involves the treatment and rectification of the visual system. Specialists emerging from these two schools of medicines are called Ophthalmologists and optometrists respectively. Though, they both deal with the corrective measures and examination of healthy eyes, there are crucial differences between them.

Some of those differences are listed below:

  1. Meaning: A specialist in surgical and medical eye problems, who performs operations in the eye is called an Ophthalmologist. On the other hand, an Optometrist is a specialist who has a degree in Doctor of Optometry (OD). He is not a doctor but a trained individual.   
  2. Area of Specialization: Both these specialists have different areas of specialization. An Ophthalmologist specializes in only vision and eye care. He/she has the necessary training to perform operations on the eye. On the other hand, an Optometrist is not a doctor, but a specialist who is involved in diagnosis, management and treatment of vision changes. He/she has the license to perform eye exams and tests and can prescribe corrective lenses.
  3. Training: Both the specialists differ vastly in their training. An Ophthalmologist is trained to treat all eye problems and is equipped to perform operations. He/she undergoes four years of medical school and one year of internship in any hospital. Optometrists on the other hand, after three or more years in college have to undergo four years of training before receiving a doctor of Optometrist. (OD).
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Hello sir A woman Did a oral sex with my penis on 26 Nov 16 she is hiv negative my question is I have floaters in my eyes from a month and sometimes my eyes gonna reddish I did a H1 and H2 test before a week it shows negative but I am very much scary tht eye floater and reddish eye symptoms of hiv so will it affect to me or not tell me.

CCEBDM, PG Diploma In Clinical cardiology, MBBS
Cardiologist, Ghaziabad
Hello sir A woman Did a oral sex with my penis on 26 Nov 16 she is hiv negative my question is I have floaters in my ...
If tests are -ve and partner is also -ve. Need not to worry. But do not do such sex activity in future good luck.
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I have been having head ache since last 4 days and slight blur type in the vision I see. Can you tell any measures to stop this ?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
I have been having head ache since last 4 days and slight blur type in the vision I see. Can you tell any measures to...
Hello, you may be having headache because of stress/ refractory problems/ any ENT problem kindly follow advises given below: you can take: 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/relieving/ triggering/ associated factor to reach diagnosis consult physician for further management
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I am suffering from red eye whenever I use my mobile or computer continues ly I use medicine but not satisfied tell me what I do?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I am suffering from red eye whenever I use my mobile or computer continues ly I use medicine but not satisfied tell m...
For computer use: 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 For mobile use: Here are seven super quick and easy ways to give your eyes a break during your all those smartphone marathon sessions. 1. Blink, blink and blink again. Blinking often (and for more than a second) keeps your eyes moist and reduces dryness and irritation. We tend blink about a third less than we normally would when we stare at our smartphone screens, which starves our poor peepers of protective tears. Keep your eyes wet by blinking about 10 times every 20 minutes or so and you should be good to go. 2. Minimize glare. Unless you have a smartphone equipped with anti-glare Corning Gorilla Glass or use a matte screen protector film, you’re probably coping with a fair amount of annoying reflective glare. 3. Take breaks. Follow 20-20-20 rule. The concept is to take a break from looking at your screen every 20 minutes for 20 seconds while looking at something 20 feet away. Doing so relaxes your eye muscles 4. Adjust your brightness. Having your screen too bright or too dark stresses your eyes out and can cause problems maintaining focus. To eliminate either issue in about a matter of seconds, simply go into your smartphone settings and adjust your screen brightness so it’s about the same as the light level in the environment around you 5. Tweak your text size and contrast. Adjusting your smartphone text contrast and size also provides a little much-needed relief. 6. Keep a clean screen. Routinely wipe down your smartphone screen with a dry (not wet!) cleaning cloth to remove distracting dust, grime, smudges and fingerprints. 7. Hold your smartphone farther away. Try holding yours at least 16 to 18 inches away from your eyes to give your eyes a break.
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I have weak eye sight and I want to join army so please tell me the solution to regain the sharpness of my eye.

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist,
I have weak eye sight and I want to join army so please tell me the solution to regain the sharpness of my eye.
In army, spectacle is not allowed. So you can undergo lasik laser operation to correct your eyesight.
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My sister age is 17 yr. She has cataract. Is this possible in this age. She has headache also if she reads book. She has 6 eye power. Can she become normal and can she read. Kindly suggest treatment. How much chance of blindness?

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Rewa
My sister age is 17 yr. She has cataract. Is this possible in this age. She has headache also if she reads book. She ...
Dear, your sister has been suffering from developement cataract. Vision will be impaired also. She needs refractive error correction which relief headache also. If glasses r not acceptable then surgical extraction of cataract would be indicated.
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Sir, am getting very week day by day. And my motion was not free and getting very hard. My eyes are straining. What should I do.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Sir, am getting very week day by day. And my motion was not free and getting very hard. My eyes are straining. What s...
Swimming and Gym are the best for boys to go for making muscular body and gaining stamina. And take more protein food like eggs, milk, meat, eggs, etc... For eyes:- Apply rose water in eyes and then put a piece of cotton over eyes and put a small ice cube over it for 2 mins. Your eyes will relaxed after it. You can repeat it 2-3 times in a day. All the best... :) If still you have query, you can contact me.
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I have to used a mobile in 10 hr per a day so what I do now. It was good or not to my health.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have to used a mobile in 10 hr per a day so what I do now. It was good or not to my health.
You are suffering from computer vision syndrome that is eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer and cell phone use. The most common symptoms eyestrain headaches blurred vision dry eyes neck and shoulder pain and heaviness or fatigues eyes. Methods to prevent this are Rest your eyes for 15 minutes after two hours of continuous use, BLINK a lot, use antiglare glasses, COld compresses and use good lubricating eyedrop
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From past one week I'm frequently getting water from my eyes while driving and while using computer. I'm a 22 year old male, I'm employee my work is based on computer. Daily on a average I'll use system for about 6-8 hrs. Is this because of using system more frequently? What are prevention or care need to be taken? Are there chances of getting eye site? If so what precautions need to taken to stay safe? Thank you! Waiting for a valuable response.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
From past one week I'm frequently getting water from my eyes while driving and while using computer. I'm a 22 year ol...
Computer 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, while watching on a creen, 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,watering eyes,, blurred vision, problems in focusing and faulty color perception, to something as severe as glaucoma. Moreover it is more distressing for our eyes to view contents on a screen which requires even more concentration and extenive usage of eyes without blinking thus causing Eye dryness and Redness making them vulnerable to frequent Eye problemss. . The solution for this problem I its reduced usage of TV andd computers and 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 computer screen by attaching a filter or by getting an eye-friendly screen. Above all, one must try to reduce the amount of computer usage or take frequent breaks. 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 ethmoid, maxillary and frontal sinus problem. My eyes are fine. No problem with vision. But my left eye started paining since yesterday. I want to know cause and cure.

MBBS, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Hyderabad
I have ethmoid, maxillary and frontal sinus problem. My eyes are fine. No problem with vision. But my left eye starte...
Ethmoid sinus problem, like sinusitis, can cause a pain which makes you believe it is coming from the eye. Actually, the origin of the pain is behind the eyes. Medications prescribed for sinusitis will also relieve your eye pain within 1 or 2 days. Otherwise, if pain in the eye persists, it needs an ophthalmologist consultation immediately.
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I have my red eyes last few days. Still not right now what I am do for solve this please guide me about this problem. Thanks.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have my red eyes last few days. Still not right now what I am do for solve this please guide me about this problem....
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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