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Dr. Smita Praveen  - Ophthalmologist, Chennai

Dr. Smita Praveen

MBBS, MS (Ophthalmology), DO

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

22 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
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Dr. Smita Praveen is an experienced Ophthalmologist in Nungambakkam, Chennai. She has over 22 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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My 80 year old father has age related macular degeneration. Doctors at vasan eye say his one eye is plain and the other has faded central and partial margin vision. Pl suggest any non surgical treatment to retard ARMD in the working eye, any special food or drug supplement. He can take Betoxid Plus-- Does that help?

MBBS, DOMS, MS - Ophthalmology, , Fellowship in phacoemusification
Ophthalmologist, Patna
My 80 year old father has age related macular degeneration. Doctors at vasan eye say his one eye is plain and the oth...
Age related macular degeneration ( ARMD) is old age problem ,more longivity,more chance of ARMD,in USA longvity of American people is more than Indian that is why people suffering from ARMD is much more than India, There is no direct medicine to check or prevent ARMD but you may give antioxidant tablet once daily , there is no direct role but literature says that it slows the progress of ARMD.(tab vitalux plus once daily marketed by novartis in India)
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I am suffering from eye defect. Power of my eye is - 3.75. What is the solution for me. Wearing specs is irritate me. So give me a solution for that. Please laser operation will help me? How much of cost for that operation. I am an engineering student at anna University. So, please me a solution.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am suffering from eye defect. Power of my eye is - 3.75. What is the solution for me. Wearing specs is irritate me....
Although Laser will help you but myself being a homoeopath 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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Dear Doctor, I am 49, Male, Diabetic but always remains normal, now a days feeling my head and eyes too much warm and hot after having worked on computer for two hours. Kindly provide me some good suggestion and advice. Thanks Zulfiqar.

MBBS, CCEBDM, Diploma in Diabetology
Endocrinologist, Hubli-Dharwad
Dear Doctor, I am 49, Male, Diabetic but always remains normal, now a days feeling my head and eyes too much warm and...
Hello, if diabetes is in control, then fasting should be closer to 100 mg and pp 150 to 160 mg and hba1c% <6.8. If you are fit and sugar levels are normal there is no need to feel any of these symptoms. If possible you should move away from the chair after each 30 minute period for about 2 - 3 minutes, that should reduce the strain. Stand up or just walk a few steps. Learn relaxing techniques and use them at the end of the day so as to relieve all the stress.
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I have problem with my eyes, generally I did't use specs but after wearing specs also sometimes I am unable to judge the objects while driving.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have problem with my eyes, generally I did't use specs but after wearing specs also sometimes I am unable to judge ...
Hello, Use CMD2 eye drops , 2 drop in each eye twice daily.I suggest you to use specs regularly if you have weak vision.
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I have eye problem my eye stays always red every time and it pains and become more red in sunlight.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have eye problem my eye stays always red every time and it pains and become more red in sunlight.
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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Cataract - Factors That Put You At Risk!

MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Noida
Cataract - Factors That Put You At Risk!

Cataract usually affects people who are above 40. It is a blurring of the eye’s lens, which lies at the back of pupil and iris. It is the most usual cause behind the loss of vision for people above 40. Research also states that it is a major cause of blindness in the world.

Types of cataracts:

  1. Subcapsular cataract: People who are diabetic and those are taking high steroids are more prone to subcapsular cataract. In this type, the cataract develops at the back of the lens.
  2. Nuclear cataract: A nuclear cataract is related to aging. It usually affects the central portion of the lens of the eye.
  3. Cortical cataract: It is a white opacity, which begins from the periphery of the lens and spreads up to the center of the lens in a spot-like manner. It usually affects the cortex of the lens.

Symptoms:

  1. In the beginning, cataract affects a small portion of your eye and affects your vision.
  2. Your vision gradually gets blurred.
  3. Too much exposure to the light might cause glare.
  4. In nuclear cataract, you may notice a short-lived improvement of your near vision.
  5. In subcapsular cataract, you cannot notice any symptoms in the initial days.

Cause of cataract:
The lens inside our eyes acts like a camera and it is made of protein and water. The protein helps in keeping the lens clear. But with aging, the protein may start to form a lump, which causes cloudiness in the eye area. With time the cataract spreads all over the lens and creates more cloudiness, which ultimately leads to blindness. The factors which usually trigger cataract are

  1. Age
  2. UV rays from sunlight
  3. Obesity
  4. Hypertension
  5. Smoking
  6. Consumption of high dosage steroids medicines
  7. Statin medicines
  8. History of eye inflammation or any eye injury
  9. History of eye surgery
  10. Too much consumption of alcohol
  11. Hormone replacement therapy
  12. Family history of cataract

Prevention of cataract:
It cannot be guaranteed whether cataract can be prevented or not. A study shows that cataract is caused due to the oxidative changes in the lens of the eye. Nutrition studies have shown that consuming vegetables and fruits, which are high in antioxidants, may help in preventing cataract. Dietary intake of vitamin E, carotenoids lutein, and zeaxanthin from supplements and food items can decrease the risk of developing a cataract. Sunflower seeds, spinach and almonds are good sources of vitamin E. Kale, spinach, other leafy green veggies are the good sources of zeaxanthin and lutein. Food items that contain Omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin C decrease the chances of cataract.

Last, but not the least, when you step out, always wear a sunglasses, which has the ability to block UV rays. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ophthalmologist.

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From the past two days my left eye is twitching. Moreover, sometime I feel i get blurred for 1 second. Please help me out.

Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery (FCRS), DNB (Ophthalmology), MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Mumbai
You seem to be having dry eyes. The treatment requires lubricating eye drops. However you need to be checked by an eye doctor because sometimes additional medications maybe required as well (e.g. If there is associated allergy in the eye or a small spectacle number which has been missed and is producing these symptoms)
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I am suffering from wetting of eyes and my nose is regularly blocked . What I should do to cure this.

MBBS, MS - ENT
ENT Specialist, Ahmedabad
I am suffering from wetting of eyes and my nose is regularly blocked . What I should do to cure this.
It could be a blockage of a thin tube draining teardrops from eyes to nose called nasolacrimal duct. You need to consult an ent surgeon for nasal check up and an eye surgeon also to cure your problem.
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My friend facing a problem of eye sight even if he consult eye specialist and have a little headache problem, how to overcome this.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Hyderabad
My friend facing a problem of eye sight even if he consult eye specialist and have a little headache problem, how to ...
Continuously reading small print without proper light should be avoided. Smart phone may cause strain. Don't expose your eyes to extreme sunny weather of cold windy weather. Don't be closer to people with eye infections as you may contact the infection. Get your eyes tested for any vision problem. Homoeopathy has effective treatment for your problem without adverse effects. Take belldonna 200 ---once daily in the morning for 5 days.
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My eyes water when I read books? I am a long time reader. Dey usually don't but now all if sudden they have started to water? What should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My eyes water when I read books? I am a long time reader. Dey usually don't but now all if sudden they have started t...
This condition is called Eye strain, or asthenopia, in which 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, watering and headaches If you read for long hours, 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 CINELUBE EYEDROPS (HAPDCO) 3 times daily.
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Hi doctor. I want to get a LASIK surgery done. I have -9 eyesight and have been wearing contact lenses for over 15 years now. What will be the cost for it and how long is the process?

DO, Diploma in Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Faridabad
Hi doctor. I want to get a LASIK surgery done. I have -9 eyesight and have been wearing contact lenses for over 15 ye...
Yes, LASIK can be performed for this number, provided your other parameters are within normal range. You will have to discontinue use of contact lenses at least two weeks before LASIK. It does not take much time for the actual procedure & the cost will depend on the type of LASIK you want to undergo, which will also depend on your corneal thickness.
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I am suffered a lot about eye sight, will you please give me the remedies, and also I am lack of nutrition and give me the nutrition details about which food I want to take.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I am suffered a lot about eye sight, will you please give me the remedies, and also I am lack of nutrition and give m...
Hello you should eat balanced and nutritious food which includes: 1. Green vegetables 2. Seasonal fruits 3. Milk 4. Avoid junk food 5. Eat a lot of salad 6. Drink a lot of water.
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My eye is getting weak day by day, what should I do. Should I go for laser treatment?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
My eye is getting weak day by day, what should I do. Should I go for laser treatment?
Glasses, contact lenses and surgery are the only three options for good vision if you having spectacle power 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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Is there a trustable treatment for gluacoma in auyurveda or homeopathy. If yes. Can it be a complete replacement for conventional eye drops that are generally prescribed for glaucoma patients.

BHMS
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Vadodara
Hello with homoeopathy you can use glutaract drops (take internally 15 drops mor / eve). With this you can continue your eye drop prescribed by ophthalmologist. You can reduce dosage of eye drop. Homoeopathy medicine will stop further damage to optic nerve. For better management consult privately.

I am a software engineer. Daily 12 hours spent infrontof of computer. So i feel dryness in my eyes. What are all the foods good for eyes ?

MD - Ophthalmology, MBBS, Fellowship in Vitreo Retina, Fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore
Increase humidity in the room. Vitamin A and omega 3 fatty acid containing foods are good. So also sprouts and salad. Avoid cheese and paneer.
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I have allergy problem in my body. And also eye. I take medicines for it. But when allergy come I cannot control myself. Please suggest what should I do.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
I have allergy problem in my body. And also eye. I take medicines for it. But when allergy come I cannot control myse...
Please take following medicine:- 1. Comm. Sa. 0/2 three times a day for one month. 2. Echin. 1x / 2 tabs thrice a day for one month. Revert back after one month with feedback.
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I could not see well. I wear specs nd my specs power is -4.50. What should I do to reduce my eyes power.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I could not see well. I wear specs nd my specs power is -4.50. What should I do to reduce my eyes power.
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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A girl in my class. She's been showing me signs of love by eye contacts and flirting. There was a problem between me and his friends but now everything is fine but we don't talk. I can't focus on my studies because of her. I think about her. My family wants me to think more about my career than any other thing. What should I do?

DNB (Psychiatry), DPM, MBBS
Psychiatrist, Mumbai
A girl in my class. She's been showing me signs of love by eye contacts and flirting. There was a problem between me ...
Infatuation is a feeling being carried away by a unreasoned passion three types of infatuation are usually seen 1. Being carried away by blind desire or without any insight 2. Evaluation may be well sound although craving or love remains unaffected 3. Exhibiting bad judgement and misevaluation for reasons such as ignorance or recklessness. Its really admirable that you have realized the feelings about that girl are bothering you in academics and social aspects. Please introspect that is this the thing that you actually want in your life now or it can wait for later. Seek guidance of a relationship counselor who can help you more efficiently.
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I feel pain on my eyes when I reading and tears come out. What's the problem sir.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I feel pain on my eyes when I reading and tears come out. What's the problem sir.
This condition is called Eye strain, or asthenopia, in which 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 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 studying or reading, 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 CINELUBE EYEDROPS (HAPDCO) 3 times daily.
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I am 21 year old male, I have a problem that when I study more than half hour my eyes becomes red and give water out from eyes I tried many drops but no one give relief please help me.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 21 year old male, I have a problem that when I study more than half hour my eyes becomes red and give water out ...
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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