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Dr. Shantha

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

500 at clinic
Dr. Shantha Ophthalmologist, Chennai
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Dr. Shantha is a renowned Ophthalmologist in Ambikapuram, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Sankara Nethralaya in Ambikapuram, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shantha on Lybrate.com.

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Sir I wear glasses my no is increasing nd increasing till the day when I used to wear glasses what will I do to reduce it?

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Sir I wear glasses my no is increasing nd increasing till the day when I used to wear glasses what will I do to reduc...
Get your refraction done and wear spectacles eat green veggies. Carrots. Strain less your eyes. Relax your eyes in between work. Blink regularily if working for long time on computer. Lower the brightness of your screen. Work under adequately illuminated conditions. If needed wear corrective spectacles. These r few things you can take care of. Otherwise as such no options available which wd increases your eyesight. And myopia has a tendency to increase till adulthood.
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I suffer from myopia, - 6.5,-7 in left and right respectively. I want to know the drawbacks of lasik surgery as I want it done in Shankar Netralaya, Chennai. Whether there will be any complications? Would I be able to sit in administrative exams? In which field surgery is not acceptable?

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Rewa
I suffer from myopia, - 6.5,-7 in left and right respectively. I want to know the drawbacks of lasik surgery as I wan...
U may be fit for lasic laser corneal surgery. It is safer, outdoor procedure, no need to hospitalisation. Recovery is fast. You may appear any public gethering & ceremony.
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It's trouma injury on my right eye. I hv macular edema at fovea. So can't ready properly even that object close to my eye. Little blurry nd like wave. M only taking vitamin medicine. Tell me my vision vl come? what's the treatment for it. How many time have to recover?

FICO, Specialist in Cataract,Cornea and refractive surgeries , MD - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Srinagar
Its called berlin oedema, one can't exactly say how much the vision will eventually come as there is destruction of photoreceptors however in most cases visual outcome is good, however if there is associated choridal rupture or retinal detachment, hemmoraghe, then prognosis is poor. Most uncomplicated patients acquire vision in range of 6/9 to 6/60 in few months.
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I am a student of tenth class. I am feeling very bad from eye ssignt. I have weak eyesight. I do not like to eerwere glasses. My eyesight no. Is 2.5 I am heavy bored from this please help.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I am a student of tenth class. I am feeling very bad from eye ssignt. I have weak eyesight. I do not like to eerwere ...
you can plan lasik laser surgery Lasik is a simple laser procedure which changes the shape of the cornea so that the light rays fall on the retina properly. It is a painless procedure. It is a day care procedure does not require any injections, does not require admission, you can simply resume your duties in 2 days. Cost varies from centre to centre. Side effects are usually limited to dryness of eyes for few months. We can do lasik anytime after age of 18 years. You need to undergo proper prelasik checkup to decide whether lasik is safe for you or not
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My eyes are burning when I sat continuous in front of computer. Please suggest Me some precautions to avoid these sensations?

DNB Ophtalmology, DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
My eyes are burning when I sat continuous in front of computer. Please suggest Me some precautions to avoid these sen...
Hi lybrate-user, this is typical of computer vision syndrome' I would suggest you to take a break of about 5 minutes after every 45 minutes or so. Also keep your screen brightness in accordance to the room lights. Not too bright. You might also have to be started on artificial tears to have some relief for now.
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I have a red over three days what should I do? Is that symptoms of motiya in eyes?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have a red over three days what should I do? Is that symptoms of motiya in eyes?
Redness is commonly due to infection or allergy. It can be treated by using eye drops which can be prescribed by eye specialist after seeing personally. Redness of eyes is usually not symptom of motiya (cataract)
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Sir, I am wearing specs of power 3 but my actual power is 3.5 should I change the specs or continue wear low power specs is this harm my eye?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Sir, I am wearing specs of power 3 but my actual power is 3.5 should I change the specs or continue wear low power sp...
Hello. You may continue 3d glasses. It will not harm your eyes but yes your vision will not be as clear as with 3.5d glasses if you r comfortable with 3d glasses then ther is no harm using it.
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Sir am suffering from night fall at 5 years my eyes going deep. Am going to work at dubai medical I am qualify or not qualify please tell me sir.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
Sir am suffering from night fall at 5 years my eyes going deep. Am going to work at dubai medical I am qualify or not...
Hello. The night fall and the deepening of the eyes will not hamper or prevent you from qualifying for work at dubai. I am sure you would get qualification and work fine. Do not worry. Take care.
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I have allergies regarding eyes redness what medicine should be taken without any side effect harm?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have allergies regarding eyes redness what medicine should be taken without any side effect harm?
Hello, Bloodshot eyes appear red because the vessels at the surface of the white portion of the eye 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 dip 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 or frequently keep blinking your eyes to avoid dryness. Take frequent breaks in between. - In case there is itching, use a clean napkin or a tissue to wipe the tears and cleaning the eyelids gently. -Wear an UV-rays protected sunglasses while you are out in sun. 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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I have yellow color eyes from my childhood, so any problem for this type of eyes?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have yellow color eyes from my childhood, so any problem for this type of eyes?
Hello eyes are covered by membrane known as conjunctiva. This conjunctiva may get pigmented with age. This is entirely normal process and it does not get reversed. This yellowishness is normal and it will not affect your eyes.
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I offently use computer and mobile for work. And I have a weak eye site problem. Pls. Give the solution.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I offently use computer and mobile for work. And I have a weak eye site problem. Pls. Give the solution.
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 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.
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I have red eyes how to cure it and how to treat it medically can anyone say me cause I am suffering since two months.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have red eyes how to cure it and how to treat it medically can anyone say me cause I am suffering since two months.
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. These may be due to: • Blepharitis: Swelling along the edge of the eyelid. • Conjunctivitis: Swelling or infection of the clear tissue that lines the eyelids and covers the surface of the eye (the conjunctiva). This is often referred to as "pink eye." • Corneal ulcers: Sores on the cornea most often caused by a serious bacterial or viral infection. • Uveitis: Inflammation of the uvea, which includes the iris, ciliary body, and choroid. The cause is most often not known. It may be related to an autoimmune disorder, infection, or exposure to toxins. The type of uveitis that causes the worst red eye is called iritis, in which only the iris is inflamed. 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 weeks,please cosult an Eye specialist for physical examination.
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My eye is very paining since 3 days. I tried some eye drops in my eyes but the pain is not going out l tell me the solution.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My eye is very paining since 3 days. I tried some eye drops in my eyes but the pain is not going out l tell me the so...
Hello, he should follow the under noted tips, * take, plenty of water. * take, easily digestible diet, avoiding junk food. * * take, carrots, apples, pumpkin, cucumber, saunf-drinks ** homoeo-care** @ can noth 200-6 pills, thrice a wk. Report after a wk.
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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 doctor, I am 19 years old. I have lump in eyelid before 3 moths. Pleas suggest what should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
It must be chalazion -- if it is problematic then get it removed by minor operation or after few years it will go on its own.
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How to take care of eyes so that power does not increases constantly?

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist,
How to take care of eyes so that power does not increases constantly?
Eat green veggies. Carrots. Strain less your eyes. Relax your eyes in between work. Blink regularily if working for long time on computer. Lower the brightness of your screen. Work under adequately illuminated conditions. If needed wear corrective spectacles. These r few things you can take care of. Otherwise as such no options available which wd increases your eyesight.
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I have headache and a little fever you tool medicine also I have little red eye also what should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Delhi
I have headache and a little fever you tool medicine also I have little red eye also what should I do?
It could be viral. Take paracetamol sos if fever more than 100. If symptoms persist more than 3 days immediately consult a nearby physician.
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My papa hase a problem in eye. He cannot see properly and there is much pain in eyes what should I do for citation.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
My papa hase a problem in eye. He cannot see properly and there is much pain in eyes what should I do for citation.
Many causes like cataract, glaucoma, retinal problems can happen at this age. He needs to visit eye surgeon soon.
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Hello sir my age is 23 and I want to join defence and I have numbers in my eyes is laser treatment is possible for me.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Hello sir my age is 23 and I want to join defence and I have numbers in my eyes is laser treatment is possible for me.
Hello lasik is very good option to get rid of glasses Doctor will perform few tests (Schirmer test, Pentacam and Fundus examination) and if all tests are normal then you can go for lasik surgery without fear. Success rate of LASIK is over 96%.
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A sticky substance comes in my eyes every time which sometimes causes irritation in my eyes. That substance becomes creates problem in my vision. Please help me with a proper remedy.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
A sticky substance comes in my eyes every time which sometimes causes irritation in my eyes. That substance becomes c...
Hello lybrate-user. Sorry about your problem. It can be quite cumbersome to have a lot of discharge (sticky substance) coming from the eyes. There are multiple causes associated with it. Let me enumerate a few for you: (1)(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. The basis of all these aforementioned problems is improper/ inadequate eye hygiene. Usually the body hygiene is taken care of quite well. This is not the same with the eyes. The reason being that we tend to rub our eyes with fingers, use handkerchief, clothes, etc. This would cause a lot allergy, bacteria and dust to get transferred to the eyes. So the prime thing to be remembered is to avoid touching the eyes with the above mentioned things. A good idea would be to keep washing your eyes 4 to 5 times daily with clean hands and clean water. This would enable the debris and the dust to be debulked and washed off. You could also use a lubricant eye drop 5 to 6 times daily along with an antibiotic eye drop 4 times in a day. Cover your eyes with appropriate wear (helmet/ sunglasses) when going out in dust or polluted environment. On the whole, adopt a holistic approach rather than just resorting to the medications. This will succeed in relieving you off your problems. Take care. Hope my suggestions helped you. Take care.
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