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Dr. Smita Praveen  - Ophthalmologist, Chennai

Dr. Smita Praveen

MBBS, MS (Ophthalmology), DO

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

23 Years Experience
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Dr. Smita Praveen MBBS, MS (Ophthalmology), DO Ophthalmologist, Chennai
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My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them....more
My favorite part of being a doctor is the opportunity to directly improve the health and wellbeing of my patients and to develop professional and personal relationships with them.
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Dr. Smita Praveen is an experienced Ophthalmologist in Nungambakkam, Chennai. She has over 23 years of experience as a Ophthalmologist. She has done MBBS, MS (Ophthalmology), DO . She is currently associated with Sankara Nethralaya in Nungambakkam, Chennai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Smita Praveen on Lybrate.com.

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MBBS - BJMC, Ahmedabad, India - 1995
MS (Ophthalmology) - BJMC, Ahmedabad, India - 1998
DO - BJMC, Ahmedabad, India - 1997
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Inspite of cataract surgery of both eyes, my eyesight is weak. How I can increase my eyesight and get rid off from specs.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Inspite of cataract surgery of both eyes, my eyesight is weak. How I can increase my eyesight and get rid off from sp...
Hello after cataract surgery, glasses are required to see things clear to get rid of glasses, you can go for lasik.
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My mother is having bulge spot in front of her eyes. She feels no pain, doctors advised her for fat test. She's is always active and she doesn't eat oily or fast food.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
My mother is having bulge spot in front of her eyes. She feels no pain, doctors advised her for fat test. She's is al...
I think you are talking about xanthelesma which is common in people with high cholesterol. If thats the case nothing to worry just get her blood tested for lipids.
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My eyes are paining because of reddish colour. And I have pain in my knees too. WhaT should I do to cure this.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Ernakulam
My eyes are paining because of reddish colour.
And I have pain in my knees too.
WhaT should I do to cure this.
Hai, if there is no type of external injury happened to eyes, please try instilling opthacare eye drops of himalaya pharmacy. Avoid exposure to dust and please don't rub your eyes. Give a cold water wash when you come back after outing. Can place cucumber slices over eyes and can give some rest. For knee pain, please make sure that there was no hit or blow happened to knee. Check for any swelling, treatment will be based on that. Thank you.
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After waking up there is lot of puffiness under my eye, family doc said it might be kidney infection I checked all the report every thing is normal at time this puffiness is all day.

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General Physician,
After waking up there is lot of puffiness under my eye, family doc said it might be kidney infection I checked all th...
You need to go for a detailed check up again. Could be allergic angioedema which is of no trouble. Anyway check up and inform me.
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I am 51 Years old. I work daily approx 8 hours on computer, watch TV 2-3 hours read new paper 1 hour. I have dryness in my eye and some time pain. Please instruct me proper care of eye in daily time routine.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 51 Years old. I work daily approx 8 hours on computer, watch TV 2-3 hours read new paper 1 hour. I have dryness ...
Can use two drops of just tears eye drops solution and give your eye some kind of rest and also do eye exercise regularly
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I have watering from eyes from 1 week not associated with redness pain. I am a myopic with number -3.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have watering from eyes from 1 week not associated with redness pain. I am a myopic with number -3.
Hello, get your eyes tested from an opthalmologist. Include the following for getting better vision: vitamins a, c, e, and minerals like copper and zinc are essential to eyesight. Get the antioxidants from dark leafy greens, egg yolks, yellow peppers, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and carrots. Include garlic and onions. Blueberries, grapes as they have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help improve your vision. Dha is a fatty acid found in coldwater fish like salmon, sardines and mackerel. Exercises for strengthening eye muscles: -begin by partially closing your eyes; the lids should only be halfway shut. After holding for 10-15 seconds, close your eyes very slowly. Take a few deep breaths to increase oxygen in the blood. -warm your eyes. Rub your palms together to create heat, and then place them against your eyes for five seconds. Repeat this three times. -hold a pen at arm's length. Focus your gaze on the tip of the pen. Bring the pen closer to your nose at a slow and steady pace. Repeat this exercise 5-10 times. -concentrate your vision on the tip of your nose. Then shift your gaze to an object further away, either at arm's length or 20 feet away. Then shift your eyes back to the tip of your nose. Repeat this exercise 10 times. -sit in a relaxed but upright position. Begin by look to the left-most position (without moving your head) and hold to stretch your eye muscles. Hold for 5 counts. Blink and return your gaze back to look straight in front of you. Then look to the right-most position with your gaze and hold for 5 counts. Repeat 3 times, blinking between each hold. Then, repeat this exercise looking up and then down. Do not forget about blinking. -sit in a relaxed but upright position. Look up and to your right for 5 seconds. Return your gaze to center. Look up to and to your left for 5 seconds. Return your gaze to center. Look down and to your right for 5 seconds. Return your gaze to center. Look down and to your left for 5 seconds. -one helpful way to do this is to imagine that you are looking at the number 12 on a clock. Then, follow the numbers around the clock with your eyes. Repeat going the other way around the clock. -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 midpoint 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 first and then reducing the power of your eyes (if the eye power is less). Take physostigma 6/ thrice daily for 1 month and instill euphrasia eye drops twice a day. Thereafter, revert back for further guidance.
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I am slated for Catract surgery at IIMS on 12th .I wish to know 1)Are any Medical Tests required --like Blood Tests if so which ones pl specify 2) ECG 3) Since I am taking Escoprin Gold 10 --how many days before it should be stopped -5days? Confirm

MD - Ophthalmology, MBBS, Fellowship in Vitreo Retina, Fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
Dont ask any one, excpept your own Doctor! Each set up has their protocols. With modern surgery, there is no need to withdraw Ecosprin. It is safer to continue them.
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I have allergy problem. When it rises. I feel intense itching inside my eyes. Please prescribe me something so that I can put it in my eyes.

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Panipat
I have allergy problem. When it rises. I feel intense itching inside my eyes. Please prescribe me something so that I...
For allergy, there are two steps: first is to control it. Please consult a doctor and get proper treatment so that it is controlled at the earliest. As your eyes re red & puffy, home remedies will not help. Second step is to find a cause. When ever your eyes are red & swollen, try to recollect, to what, you were exposed in last 24 hours hours- make a list every time. You may be able to pin point the causative agent. Avoid that in future to avoid allergy.
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Sir I feel irritation in my eyes while using mobile or watching tv how can I relieve my self from this problem? Please advise.

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Panipat
Sir I feel irritation in my eyes while using mobile or watching tv how can I relieve my self from this problem? Pleas...
Put genteel eye drop 3 times a day for a week and take rest in between. Get your eye sight checked once.
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Sir. I am having Hyperopia from last 11 years. And now it is 3.5. And now I am planning for Laser Eye Operation. Is it good or not? I mean, will I get any problem after that too? as 1 of the doctor told me that after a time around 10-15 years, you may again have the problem of Hyperopia. So, please help me in this issue.

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Panipat
Sir. I am having Hyperopia from last 11 years. And now it is 3.5.
And now I am planning for Laser Eye Operation.
Is i...
U can undergo lasik surgery. But after you turn 40 years you may have to use glasses for near vision.
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Hello I am having white layer on my eye from past 2 months I am unable to see things properly may I know what is the problem?

Phaco Development Program, Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, DNB Ophtalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Mysore
Depending upon where you have the white layer it could be a corneal problem / cataract / retinal problem. As he is a diabetic it is advisable to consult an eye specialist as a proper diagnosis and management requires a detailed examination.
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I am suffering from eye pain sometimes. I take chapati with butter and jaggery. I am going to read at library at 10am to12pm. In between I am also taking food at1: 30pm. Tea at 3: 30pm. Snakes at 7: 30pm. I am doing exercise every morning for 15-30 min. I took my night food at 12: 15pm. With milk and hochkoch.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
I am suffering from eye pain sometimes.
I take chapati with butter and jaggery.
I am going to read at library at 10am...
Don't study continuously for very Long time take small breaks I between you can consult an ophthalmologist to get your eyes checked
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I have started using contact lenses. Can you let me know the do's and do nots of using it.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have started using contact lenses. Can you let me know the do's and do nots of using it.
Always Always wash your hands with a mild soap and dry them with a lint-free towel before touching your lenses. Always clean, rinse, and disinfect your lenses each time you remove them. Follow your eye care professional's instructions. Always handle the same lens first to avoid confusing the right and left lenses Always keep all solution bottles closed when not in use. Always clean your lens case daily and let air dry. Replace your lens case every three months. Always use solution before expiration date marked on bottle, or discard. Always remove contacts before you go swimming. Always carry your contact lens case along with a bottle of multi-purpose solution to have a safe place to store your lenses. Always schedule regular appointments with your eye care professional as he/she recommends. Never Never allow soaps, cosmetics, or other substances to come into contact with your lenses. Never touch the tip of a lens care solution bottle to any surface, including your finger or the contact lens. Never re-use any lens care solution. Never use eye drops or solutions not intended for use with contact lenses. Never wear your contact lenses in the presence of harmful or irritating vapors or fumes. Never wear lenses for more than the prescribed time. Never swap contact lenses with anyone. Never apply hairspray after putting your contact lenses on.
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Tears are frequently coming from my eyes. I am IT student so many of my studies are with computers. So I get irritation in eyes so please suggest me some eye tips to protect my eyes.

MD in Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Tears are frequently coming from my eyes. I am IT student so many of my studies are with computers. So I get irritati...
It happens because of evaporation of tears or eye muscle weakness. Blink more often, curtail screen time or take frequent breaks. Get your eyes tested.
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When I am using my gadgets like mobile and my lappy, my eyes starts burning and feeling tired why so?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
When I am using my gadgets like mobile and my lappy, my eyes starts burning and feeling tired why so?
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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Sir I had problems in my eyes. It is red and water also. Sir I am a student I have problems to read the book.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Sir I had problems in my eyes. It is red and water also. Sir I am a student I have problems to read the book.
Eyes appear red and watery 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--------------------- Report after 5 days----------------------
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Hello doctors! I'm having very dry skin and very dry chapped tearing lips and also sunken eyes. My eyes are getting inside socket. No matter how much I drink water this issue is not resolved. And I don't know which specialist should I visit for this.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
Hello doctors!
I'm having very dry skin and very dry chapped tearing lips and also sunken eyes. My eyes are getting i...
first visit good physician. do all routine test . like haemogram take high calorie diet for some times. you will be ok. no worries.
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For over a month now I have been having issues with my eye. Before it was watering and burning. The watering was so bad it was rolling down my check. Its only the one eye really. Now I am having pain like someone is poking me and my check under the eye feels like I was punched and my eye brow hurts too. It seems to also be affecting my migraines. Please help!

DNB, MD - Ophthalmology, FICO
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
For over a month now I have been having issues with my eye. Before it was watering and burning. The watering was so b...
HELLO SIR, As per Your history, it looks like conjunctivitis. Please consult ophthalmologist to get treatment. Apply cold compresses, avoid sharing towel with family members. Do not rub eyes.
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My eye is very good conditions and seeing good vision. But oftenly water coming from my eyes in day times particularly evening time. What is the reason for that problem?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My eye is very good conditions and seeing good vision. But oftenly water coming from my eyes in day times particularl...
Watering of eyes can be due to many reasons and the main reasons are------------ 1. Eye allergy due to dust, pollution, infection--------------- 2. Weak eyesight------------ 3. Continuous watching tv, mobile, computor in dim light---------- 4. Any eye injury------------- 5. Lack of sleep------- 6. Continuous headache------------ 7. Hypertension.--------------- but satish, in your case it seems like your eye is watering due to weak eyesight----------you should consult an eye specialist for a physical examination so that you can wear proper power spects to prevent further weakening of eyes----------
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Sir I'm 20 years old and I want know how to I make my eye sight good and healthy? I mean what I take.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
Sir I'm 20 years old and I want know how to I make my eye sight good and healthy? I mean what I take.
Weak eye sight is commonly due to spectacle power. You just need to get it checked in an eye clinic and eat healthy.
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