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Dr. Veena Baskaran

Ophthalmologist, Chennai

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Dr. Veena Baskaran is a trusted Ophthalmologist in Nungambakkam, Chennai. You can visit her at Sankara Nethralaya in Nungambakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Veena Baskaran on Lybrate.com.

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My eyes are becoming red very easily even after adequate sleep and not exposed to dust. Please suggest wat could be the problem and remedy.

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My eyes are becoming red very easily even after adequate sleep and not exposed to dust. Please suggest wat could be t...
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----------- •Allergies--------- •Infection------------ 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----------------------

I have cylindrical as well as axis(170` and 180 `) powers but using these powers in specs i m not comfortable.I feel that axis powers makes me uncomfortable so can i use specs with no axis powers ? moreover i think that as i live in kota, i don't get nutritious food which makes my vision weaker but when i go to my home ant get healthy food, my vision improves and improves upto (-0.5 : number decreases) in just about 30 days. In this case what should i do ? have eye test in every 30 days and change specs or what? what is the substitute? please answer.

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If the power is less and if cylinders are less, you may live without glasses! Food or environment has no effect on glasses. At work, you may get the eye "power" little higher number due to ciliary muscle spasm, which is reversible on avoiding lot of near work. Keep books little far away. You dont have to get eye tests done every 30 days, once an year is enough. Use the lower power. By the way, what is your spectacle powers?

I get specs problem from 4 th standard now I am in 9th std I want to be free from specs.

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I get specs problem from 4 th standard now I am in 9th std I want to be free from specs.
Hi. What's the power of both the eyes? 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 eyes: 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.

My bro met with an accident and their is redness or blood clot in left eye. How much days will it take to cure it?

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My bro met with an accident and their is redness or blood clot in left eye.
How much days will it take to cure it?
Homoeopathicmediccine----------------- arnica montana 30 (sbl) drink 2 drops direct on tongue 3 time daily------------------------ bothrops 30 (sbl) drink 2 drops direct on tongue daily night---------------- report after 15 days-------he will be normal.

Sir my mother in law suffering from hypoglycemia 22 when admitted in Last 1 month she is uncounses last one month and still in ICU. The present situation is she is opening her eye but not able to recognize she is restless last 20 days. Please tell me when she will recover.

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Sir my mother in law suffering from hypoglycemia 22 when admitted in Last 1 month she is uncounses last one month and...
Dear lybrate year, condition of the patient is not clear. Pray to god for her. God knows what will happen. It is not in our hands.

I'm having myopia does it can be cured through eye exercise or does lasik is best please tell me I don't want to wear contact lenses or spectacles.

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I'm having myopia does it can be cured through eye exercise or does lasik is best please tell me I don't want to wear...
There is no medication or food or exercise for improving eyesight or to get rid of glasses. If not interested in glasses then you can try a. Contact lens b. Lasik laser as your age is 20 years so your number will not increase now whether you wear glasses or not as number becomes stable at age of 18-20 yrs. Having said that I advise you to eat balanced diet including green vegetables and seasonal fruits for keeping eyes and body healthy. As you are not comfortable with contact lens then go for lasik. Lasik is a very easy and painless procedure. If you want to get rid of glasses then go for lasik.

There is always a pain in my eyes and itching also and wen I rub it then it gets swollen and gets red. Is it allergic? am using milflox.

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There is always a pain in my eyes and itching also and wen I rub it then it gets swollen and gets red. Is it allergic...
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.

5 Common Eye Diseases: Causes and Cure

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Most individuals suffer from eye problems sometime in their entire life span. Since our eyes are one of the most important assets and sense organs, periodic check ups are recommended to prevent serious eye problems. Here is a list of 5 primary eye diseases, their causes and cure:

Conjunctivitis
This disease is commonly called pink eye. It involves swelling of the conjunctiva lines inside the eyelids which cover the sclera of the eyes as well.

Causes
1. May occur because of factors like viruses, bacteria and substances, which cause irritation such as shampoo, smoke, dirt, chlorine in swimming pools.
2. Dust, pollens or similar allergies may cause this disease in sensitive people.
3. This disease is infectious in nature and spreads from person to person.
This disorder may be treated with eye drops, pills or ointments containing antibiotics. Avoid being with other people when affected and also abstain from using contact lenses.

Glaucoma
In case of this disease, the optic nerve of the eye is damaged and can lead to loss of vision over time. Build-up of pressure takes place inside the eye.

Causes
1. Occurs due to intense pressure within the eyes or the intraocular pressure.
2. The extra pressure destroys the optic nerve.
3. Permanent blindness is caused if the disease is not controlled and treated.
Eye drops, laser surgery, and microsurgery are methods for curing glaucoma.

Ocular migraine
This temporary disease causes loss of vision in one eye and generally does not last for more than an hour. This might happen after a migraine headache.

Causes
1. Mainly caused due to health-related issues than from eye problems.
2. Also occurs from regular migraines.
3. It is related to spasms caused in the blood vessels of the retina.
This disorder can be cured by using aspirin, epilepsy drugs and blood-pressure medication known as beta blockers.

Retinal vascular occlusion
This disease affects the retina and lowers the supply of oxygen-rich blood.

Causes
1. Factors such as atherosclerosis, blood clots and blockage in arteries, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity or smoking lead to this disease.
2. The blood flow to the retina is restricted.
Medicines like blood thinners, eye injects such as vascular endothelial growth can cure this disorder.

Ophthalmoplegia
Paralysis of the eye muscles occurs. Can occur in more than one of the eye muscles.

Causes
1. Happens due to interruption of messages sent to the eye from the brain.
2. Caused from muscle disorders.
3. Also caused from migraines, thyroid problems, stroke, etc.
Special eye patches and eyewear are used for treating this disorder, for relieving double vision.
Eye diseases are very common, and a large number of eye diseases can occur from different reasons and causes.
5 Common Eye Diseases: Causes and Cure

Hii. I am female ,23 years old and suffering from eye problem (swell up under eye ) last 2 years . I used many under eye cream , medicine but have not got relief .

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Ophthalmologist
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Hii. I am female ,23 years old and suffering from eye problem (swell up under eye ) last 2 years . I used many under ...
Under eye puffiness at your age generally happens due to rubbing of eyes and late sleeping. Avoid doing both these things and you will be better rub ice cube 2 times a day for 15 days to reduce the existing swelling get your eyes tested whether you require glasses or not wear sunglasses.

I often suffers from Conjunctivities. What changes I need to bring in my lifestyle to get rid of it?

MD - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist
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Analyze your working conditions & surrounding intelligently & change it to better one. Suppose you travel in pick hours of traffic , avoid it completely. If you consider professional job at fault , take a rest for week . If improves your complaints significantly , consider changing the job else consult with ophthalmologist.

Hi I'm 23 years old. Some time I just feel a pain in my right eye. Is it big problem? Now where treatment my problem.

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Hi I'm 23 years old. Some time I just feel a pain in my right eye. Is it big problem? Now where treatment my problem.
There are many reasons of pain in eyes and few important ones are 1.Lack of sleep 2.Hypertension or Hypotension 3.Frequent upper resp.Tract infections like Sneezing,Sinusitis 4.Weak eye sight,conjunctivitis,Allergy 5.Overuse of eyes while studying,watching TV,Computers,Mobiles. So visit an ophthalmologist to identify the cause of your Eye pain and treatment and management can be given accordingly. You can use following Homoeopathic eyedrops for general Eye pain CINERARIA EUPHRASIA EYE DROPS

I have upper eyed from 3months, and it also get hard and like a green gram, what ll I do, so that I ll be dissolve completely.

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Ophthalmologist
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I have upper eyed from 3months, and it also get hard and like a green gram, what ll I do, so that I ll be dissolve co...
Do hot fomentation. Dip a handkerchief in lukewarm warm and keep it over closed eye. Continue for 5 minutes for three times a day

I am suffering from eye infection. Swelling occurred around my eyes since last month. I am using an ointment given by doctor but it's not working. Doctors are saying to do minor surgery is it adequate to do surgery. Please suggest Thank you!

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Homeopath
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Hello, please explain the symptoms of the eye infection so that i can make a diagnosis and tell you about the treatment process. So please share more symptoms. Thank you.

Some time I have headache and eye problem. Water in eyes and like heavy eyes. Please tell me what is the problem?

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Ophthalmologist
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Some time I have headache and eye problem. Water in eyes and like heavy eyes. Please tell me what is the problem?
Hello, I think you should get a vision test done to rule out any refractive error. If there is any, go for prescription glasses. If you are using computer / mobile for long use a tear substitute eye drop and try and cut screen hours as much possible. Take a balanced diet, you can also start with a multivitamin supplement. Take optimum sleep. Take care.

I Feel very exhausted and my my eyes become warm & little little water comes out if my eyes, what should you do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath
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I Feel very exhausted and my my eyes become warm & little little water comes out if my eyes, what should you do?
Eye strain, or asthenopia, is when 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 1. 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 work on the computer, try taking more eye breaks by looking down the hall or out the window, or by closing your eyes for thirty seconds. You should get your eyes checked at least once a year, especially as you grow older. Routine eye exams give you the opportunity to discuss with your Eye Specialist any issues you may be having, and they may enable you to catch any problems in their early stages. Age Frequency 0 to 6 months Minimum of once a year 6 months to 18 years Every 2 – 4 years 19 to 39 years Every 3 – 5 years 40 to 64 years Every 2 – 4 years 65 and older Every 1 – 2 years If you spend a lot of time sitting in front of a computer or reading, you may need prescription glasses solely for those activities. Prevention of Eyes From Straining If you work on a computer, 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.

I am 20 years old. I am suffering eye disease like when I am working more on computer or on a book my eyes gets iritated like become red and tears and itching will happened on my eyelids. Please tell me a solution to my problem.

FICO, Specialist in Cataract,Cornea and refractive surgeries , MD - Ophthalmology
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Some people who have a minimal refractive error will often get away without wearing glasses, but when working on a computer screen or doing a lot of concentrated work, the small prescription can begin to cause symptoms and under these circumstances correcting the prescription with glasses can be helpful. An anti-reflection coating (ultraclear) is often advised to reduce the annoying reflections of light from the lens surfaces. If your eyes are fine and normal then there is no proven glasses that can be prescribed to help. However, some people find that wearing glasses with a tint that absorbs the blue spectrum of light makes vision more comfortable. They are usually tinted a yellow colour. A common problem when working on a screen for long periods is'dry eye. This is because concentrated work tends to reduce the blink reflex that replenishes the tears, and the dry atmosphere and lack of fresh air adds to the problem of insufficent tears. Allowing the cornea to become dry can cause irritation and blurred and variable vision. Use some lubricating eye drops like refresh tears, use them at least 4 times a day at least. You do need to look at every aspect of your work environment also. Use proper lighting, dont work in dim conditions should use table and chair. Your table should be of proper height so that you dont have to bend too much. Take rest after 30 mins for few mins, put the tear drops and work again. Do blink intermittently. Also you are showing sign of blepharitis, that is inflammation in eye lids. Use a baby shampoo, dilute it with luke warm water and scrub your eyelids once daily. Dont allow the shampoo to go inside the eye.

How can we decrease our eye number ?

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Ophthalmologist
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To completely remove the number you can go for lasik. Its safe and effective. To know the criteria for lasik, consult.

I see black spots in air when I squeeze my eyes. Is this some eye disorder? They are not seen normally but in sunlight or on squeezing eyes they appear before me. Can this spotty vision corrected?

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist
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I see black spots in air when I squeeze my eyes. Is this some eye disorder? They are not seen normally but in sunligh...
Black spots or floaters have multiple reasons associated with them. Commonly, they are harmless; though, in some cases they may require further treatment. People using glasses for minus number (in your case-1.5) should get a thorough retina evaluation every 6 monthly. The eye has a front part known as the cornea, a middle part known as the lens, and a back portion known as the vitreous and retina. Floaters in the eyes of patients having a minus number are usually due to the vitreous gel in the back portion of the eye. To give you an example, consider a glass with clear water filled into it. When allowed to stand the water in the glass after some days tends to get dirty. Similarly, the vitreous gel in the with time tends to lose its transparency in certain parts and forms clumps. This is perceived by the patient as floaters in front of the eyes. The process of degeneration of vitreous is a bit faster in people who have minus numbers. Hence, the chances of seeing floaters are higher in people with minus numbers. A good idea would be to get a thorough retina evaluation done. The reason for suggesting this is that at times, floaters are also associated with breaks/ weak areas of the retina. They should be treated when detected. Also, being a retina specialist myself, I would like to know whether you have any family history of retina problems? does anybody in your maternal or paternal side have retina related disorders or issues? if yes, it becomes even more important that you get a thorough retina evaluation done without delay. The spotty vision can be rectified. The decision whether treatment is required or not should be left to the sound judgement of the eye specialist evaluating your eyes. Hope my suggestions helped you.

I am 44 yr old female having Glaucoma in both the eyes having pressure 22-24 despite regularly administering Timolol eye drop suggested by Eye specialist.What should I do.My perimetry test is normal and optic nerve is not affected but all the time heaviness in eyes and headeche sometimes create lot of problem

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Hi, Glaucoma needs continuous long term followup. You may need one or more eye drops added to timolol, or be prescribed a replacement for it. Any eye drop prescribed, needs to be reviewed for the required efficacy (desired result achieved in you or not) and for any unwanted side effects.
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