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Dr. Sowmya Gowsamy

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

300 at clinic
Dr. Sowmya Gowsamy Ophthalmologist, Chennai
300 at clinic
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Dr. Sowmya Gowsamy is a popular Ophthalmologist in Kilpauk, Chennai. You can consult Dr. Sowmya Gowsamy at Satish Eye Hospital in Kilpauk, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Sowmya Gowsamy on Lybrate.com.

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I have red eyes and high blood pressure problem. It's been there since 5 years. I have completed many medicinal courses and had no effect. Please help.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
I have red eyes and high blood pressure problem. It's been there since 5 years. I have completed many medicinal cours...
Redness of the eye is one of the most prevalent problems observed. 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. It occurs with symptoms of pricking, itching, irritation, watering, foreign body sensation and discomfort. 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. Thus, eye hygiene remains the principal modality of treatment along with eye drops as a supplement. (2) infectious conjunctivitis: this is usually associated with white-yellowish discharge. There may occur associated pain and sensation of itching, pricking, watering and discomfort. 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 because it would require immediate removal from the eye and appropriate therapy. (4) raised eye 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 covering layers 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. (6) increased blood pressure. This has known to cause redness which is also known as sub-conjunctival hemorrhage. The redness in this case tends to be deep dark and usually occurs only in one portion of the eye. In this regard, a complete ophthalmic evaluation and a systemic evaluation is warranted. 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. You could also use a lubricant eye drop along with an anti-histamine eye drop. (3-4 times daily) also, you might require a complete eye evaluation in order to rule out other causes. This would be possible only by examining your eyes in person. Hope my suggestions helped you. Take care, regards.
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I have red eye for 3 days. What should I do?

FICO, Specialist in Cataract,Cornea and refractive surgeries , MD - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist,
I have red eye for 3 days. What should I do?
There are various causes of red eye however most common will be conjunctivitis which may be allergic or infectious. Will start treatment empirically on the line of infection start eye drops vigamox 6 times a day eye drops genteal four times a day however other causes of red eyes has to be rule out like allergic, glaucoma, foreign body, uveitis dry eyes, blepharitis. Kindly consult a ophthalmologist.
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I have red eye in every morning and also evening so please tell me what solution for this.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have red eye in every morning and also evening so please tell me what solution for this.
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 Wear Goggles in Sunlight/Polluted areas.
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I m 34 y m I suffering low vision during without spex please suggests diet food for growing eye side by natural.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I m 34 y m I suffering low vision during without spex please suggests diet food for growing eye side by natural.
Diet for EYESIGHT Lutein and zeaxanthin are both important nutrients for eye health,6 as both of them are found in high concentrations in your macula—the small central part of your retina responsible for detailed central vision. More specifically, lutein is also found in your macular pigment – known for helping to protect your central vision and aid in blue light absorption—and zeaxanthin is found in your retina.Estimated daily dose of lutein is 10 mg per day, and at 2 mg/day for zeaxanthin. Both lutein and zeaxanthin are primarily found in green leafy vegetables, although zeaxanthin is far scarcer than lutein. Kale and spinach are two of the most lutein-rich foods, but you'll also find it in carrots, squash, and other orange and yellow fruits and vegetables. Both lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids called xanthophylls, which give plants and vegetables their yellow-orange color, and the name "lutein" comes from the Latin word "luteus," which means "yellow." If you remember this, it may help you pick out vegetables that are likely to contain higher amounts of these two nutrients. Egg yolk is another source of both lutein and zeaxanthin that is well absorbed by your body Most of the dark green leafy vegetables, previously recommended for a higher intake of lutein and zeaxanthin, have 15-47 percent of lutein, but a very low content (0-3 percent) of zeaxanthin. study shows that fruits and vegetables of various colors can be consumed to increase dietary intake of lutein and zeaxanthi It is also important to note that lutein is an oil-soluble nutrient, so if you eat the vegetables without some oil or butter your body can't absorb the lutein. Adding a little bit of healthy fat, such as olive oil, coconut oil, or raw organic butter, will maximize your lutein absorption. Lutein content in food Food Mg / serving Orange ( Raw) 0.2/1 large Egg 0.2/1 large Spinach (cooked) 20.4 / 1 cup Papaya(Raw) 0.3/1 large Turnip greens (cooked) 12.2 / 1 cup Green peas (cooked) 4.1 / 1 cup Spinach (raw) 3.7 / 1 cup Corn (cooked) 1.5 / 1 cup Broccoli (raw) 1.3 / 1 cup Broccoli (cooked) 0.8 / 1/2 cup Green beans (cooked) 0.9 / 1 cup
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I was unable to see movies with clarity. I think I have sight problem so can you make my eyes Clearwater after wash.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I was unable to see movies with clarity. I think I have sight problem so can you make my eyes Clearwater after wash.
Unfortunately there are no natural medications to remove spectacles permanently. You can either try contact lenses or plan for refractive lasik laser surgery.
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Hello my eyes no 2.5 and 2.25 tell me can I use any eye drop that can be improve my a eyes.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Hello my eyes no 2.5 and 2.25 tell me can I use any eye drop that can be improve my a eyes.
Hello , you can use CMD2 eye drops, 2 drop in each eye twice daily. You should these exercises daily to strengthen your eye muscles ;- Warm your eyes. Rub your palms together to create heat, and then place them against your eyes for five seconds. Repeat this three times. Roll your eyes. Start by looking up and then slowly circle 10 times clockwise and 10 times counterclockwise. Focus. Hold a pen at arm's length, focus your eyes on it, and slowly bring the pen closer until it's about 6 inches away from your nose. Then slowly move it back, keeping your eyes focused on the pen, 10 times in all. 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 mid-point 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 rather reducing the power of your eyes. Take Physostigma 6/ thrice daily for 1 month. Thereafter, revert back for further guidance.
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I have pain in my eyes even I sleep at right time and wake at right time. What is the cause of this?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have pain in my eyes even I sleep at right time and wake at right time. What is the cause of this?
Most common cause is having a spectacles power. Just get it checked with nearest eye care specialist
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I feel headache and eyes pain what should I do?

PhD (A.M - Integrative Oncology) Scholar, Integrative Oncology (MSKCC N.Y, USA), Doctor Of Natural Medicine (N.D/ N.M.D), Ayurveda (I), Advanced Strategic Management, B.E (Computer Sc. & Engg.)
Alternative Medicine,
I feel headache and eyes pain what should I do?
Hi, your headache is most probably because of your pain in the eyes. It could also be because of some other cause owing to which you are getting pain both in head as well as your eyes. I would advise you to meet up your general physician first who can examine you closely and prescribe/ refer appropriately. In the meantime, however, I would advise you to follow a healthy diet, stay hydrated, minimize stress and strain and relax and avoid self medicating yourself. Do wash your eyes with cold running water 3 to 4 times daily and use a goggles as suitable when you are out in the sun. In case, you practice yogasanas daily, do not attempt shirshasana for it may worsen your issues. Do as advised by your doc. All the best.
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I have pain in my head from last 2 months and I have red eye from last 2 months please help me.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
I have pain in my head from  last 2 months and I have red eye from last 2 months please help me.
TAKE TAB. DOLO 650 MG FOR HEADACHE. EYE DROP GENTY FOR RED EYES. AVOID STRESS, IF NO OK PL. CHECKUP CBC, BLOOD SUGAR, AND CONSULT AGAIN.
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Hello Doctor, I am 32 years old. Please advise what medicines can be useful to increase eye vision as I am wearing a glasses and want to remove them permanently.

Diploma in Naturopathy & Yogic Science (DNYS)
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hello Doctor, I am 32 years old. Please advise what medicines can be useful to increase eye vision as I am wearing a ...
Apply oil related to eyes nose and ear. Get it from good ayurvedic medicine shops. Also eat omega-3 sea foods, green vegs, and leafs. Further treatments please contact me through this. There are many medicines available in siddha and ayurveda. Thank you.
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Hello .meri eye ka 5-6 years se 0.5 ka number hai .AGR glasses nhi pahne to koi effect nhi padega naa pahle bhi pahna nhi 3-4 se chasma hai prr pahna nhi aur number utne hi hai same.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Hello .meri eye ka 5-6 years se 0.5 ka number hai .AGR glasses nhi pahne to koi effect nhi padega naa pahle bhi pahna...
hello there is no natural method to get rid of glasses using glasses does not mean that glasss power will reduce your glass power is very minimal, you can stop using ur glasses
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I am using specs from last 1 one year but now I want to remove specs so what should I do to remove specs.

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
I am using specs from last 1 one year but now I want to remove specs so what should I do to remove specs.
Get your refraction. You can go for contact lens or refractory surgeries if you satisfy d eligibility criterions 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. These r few things you can take care of. Otherwise as such no options available which wd increases your eyesight.
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Hi, My dad is having vision problem his age is 58. Doctors tell they have do operation for motibindu. I want to ask which are the lenses available for how much cost? And regarding operation cost and more info Thanks.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
Hi, My dad is having vision problem his age is 58. Doctors tell they have do operation for motibindu. I want to ask w...
lenses available range from monofocal to multifocal, indian or imported, aspheric or non aspheric , hydrophilic or hydrophobic.. and many more.. the cost varies multiple combinations.. you need to tell us further details about what is patients occupation and visual requirement for us to help better. cost of surgery varies from center to center based on machine and facilities provided by centre
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Hello doctor, I have Milia seeds around my eyes since years. I couldn't find any treatment for this till now. please help me as it spreading n looks ugly.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Hello doctor, I have Milia seeds around my eyes since years. I couldn't find any treatment for this till now. please ...
Honey helps treat milia due to its antioxidant and humectant properties (retains moisture and avoids dryness). It also can be combined with other ingredients to make a facial scrub to exfoliate your skin and reduce milia. Simply spread honey, preferably raw honey, on your face. Leave it on for 15 minutes and then rinse it off. Do this daily until you see improvement.
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How to improve my eye power. Some doctors said you have to wear the glass for all the times it will protect you from increasing the power of eye. I am wearing a glasses almost 1 years. Kindly help me.

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
How to improve my eye power. Some doctors said you have to wear the glass for all the times it will protect you from ...
Get your refraction done and wear spectacles eat green veggies. Carrots. Strain less your eyes. Relax your eyes in between work. Blink regularly 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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MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Diabetic patient require regular check at least ones in six month by ophthalmologist to avoid eye-side problem as prevention view. In fact Diabetes's the leading cause of blindness in adult age 20/74 as study.
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When I use mobile for a long time, there is a pain just above my right eye. Pls give me the suggestions.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
When I use mobile for a long time, there is a pain just above my right eye. Pls give me the suggestions.
Prolonged working on laptop 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 headaches, blurred vision, neck pain, redness in the eyes, fatigue, eye strain, dry eyes, irritated eyes. These symptoms can be further aggravated by improper lighting conditions. Measure sto reduce this include the computer screen should be 15 to 20 degrees below eye level, work under proper light. Use antiglare glasses while working on computer. Blink a lot. Cold compresses and use good lubricating eyedrop
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He has red eyes for 4 days what should we do?

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist,
Red eye has many causes. You have to see if it is associated with blurring of vision, pain, discharge and other complaints. But commonly it's allergic or infective in origin ie allergic or infective conjunctivitis. Which has simple treatment protocol. But still its wise to get a check up done with an ophthalmologist for a thorough slit lamp examination to rule out other differentials for acute red eye.
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I have an itching in my eyes, what should I do ?

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist,
I have an itching in my eyes, what should I do ?
There r different causes. Pur eyedrop zoneph thrice and genteal four times aday. Also get your vision checked and refraction done.
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Cataract Myths and Facts

Super-Speciality Trained Ophthalmologists
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Cataract Myths and Facts

When Sheena (42), a banking professional, got to know that her mother (72) has been diagnosed with a cataract formation in both her eyes, she didn't know how to react. The thought of 'second opinion' was constantly running through her mind, making it difficult for her to concentrate at work, just then an acquaintance informed Sheena about all the misconceptions she had about Cataract Surgery and the treatments available. Probably, for Sheena, Cataract Surgery still meant the way it used to be during her grandparents' time - waiting for surgery until the cataract ripens, the process of undergoing pain, wearing black tinted glasses for over a month, no TV, and endless list of precautions to be followed post operative. Infact, there are numerous people like Sheena who still are ignorant about the Blade-Free Laser Cataract Surgery.

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Apart from being blade-less, through this Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery, it takes less than 1 minute to finish the surgical process! What's more? Well, this latest technique also offers a totally prick-less, painless, bloodless, stitch-less and a bandage free solution to the patient. And, the results are immediate and effective.

Let's debunk the misinformation about Cataract Surgery and help you get to the truth.

Myth#1 Cataracts 'grow' on top of the eye.

FACT:False! Cataracts are a clouding of the eye's lens, and the lens is within the eye, not on its surface. Therefore, during the surgery, the clouded lens of an eye is removed and replaced with an artificial/synthetic lens with a process called Intraocular Lens (IOL) implantation.

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Myth#2 Cataract Surgery is scary and painful.

FACT: Not true. Infact, it is one of the safest surgeries possible. Though it can be slightly uncomfortable but shouldn't be painful. Usually four out of five people say that the surgery was easier than they had expected.

Myth#3 I'll need reading glasses after Cataract Surgery.

Fact: Not necessary! New generation Multifocal and 'monovision' replacement lenses correct vision at various points, near and far, and can sometimes reduce the need for glasses too.

Myth#4 A cataract must be 'ripe' before it can be removed.

FACT: In the past this was true, however, with modern cataract surgery, a cataract does not have to 'ripen' to be removed. You can go ahead with a cataract removal surgery as soon as it begins to affect your vision and quality of life.

Myth#5 Only older people develop cataracts.

FACT: Cataracts are common among people over 65 years of age; however, cataracts can occur in people who are younger resulting from conditions such as diabetes, certain medications and other eye problems. In some cases cataracts can be present at time of birth; called congenital cataracts.

Myth#6 Cataracts can spread from one eye to the other.

FACT: False! Cataracts can develop in one eye or both of them, but they do not spread.

For more queries on Cataract Surgery and the kinds of treatments and IOLs available at Sharp Sight Contact Us

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