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Dr. Shalini

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Dr. Shalini is one of the best Ophthalmologists in Derawal Nagar, Delhi. Doctor is currently practising at Narang Eye Institute Laser & Retina Centre in Derawal Nagar, Delhi. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Shalini on Lybrate.com.

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Types and Benefits of Breathing Contact Lenses!

MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology, Vitreoretina and Uvea
Ophthalmologist, Gurgaon
Types and Benefits of Breathing Contact Lenses!

Variety of contact lenses is used to correct refractive errors. Soft Contact (hydrogel) Lenses are most often used in various types of refractive errors but they have certain disadvantages. These lenses do not permit adequate Oxygen to pass through which is essential for health of cornea and hence they can be worn for limited hours, i.e 6 to 8 hours maximum and never while sleeping. The tear proteins get deposited on these lenses which limit their life to about a year. If worn for prolonged period or proper measures not taken to clean the lenses, cornea can get an ULCER which at times can result in permanent loss of vision. Disposable daily wear lenses provide safer alternative but the cost increases significantly. Since soft contact lenses are applied after cleaning with a solution which can be the cause of mild to severe allergic conjunctivitis which can become intolerable. Soft contact lenses are not ideal in eyes with high corneal astigmatism.

Merits of soft contact lenses are that they can be dispensed over the counter or purchased on line though it is not ideal. A correct curvature and power of a contact lens is determined by a contact lens specialist/ Ophthalmologist after measuring exact corneal curvature and using trial contact lens. Another merit is that these lenses can be accepted very easily since even on the first day they do not produce much of discomfort. These lenses can be worn off and on without any inconvenience. Recent introduction of Toric Contact Lenses have made them more acceptable in cases of moderate corneal astigmatism.

Breathing Contact Lenses:

These lenses are the one which permit significant amount of oxygen to pass through and hence can be worn for prolonged interval without any adverse effect on the cornea. These are of two types

  1. Semisoft or Extended Wear RGP Contact Lenses: These lenses are made up of FP 92 which is a semi rigid soft plastic and is highly permeable to oxygen. These lenses are excellent for high refractive errors, especially in patients who have high corneal astigmatism. Even cases with irregular cornea or Keratoconus, these lenses can be accepted with rewarding results. These lenses can only be fitted by an expert Ophthalmologist since precise measurement has to be carried out and various trial lenses have to be tried to evaluate the optimum fit. The lenses are made to measurement and the patient has to be precisely trained to fit the lenses and maintain them. As stated, the lenses can be safely worn while sleeping and there is practically no danger of corneal toxicity or infection. These lenses may last for 4-5 years. One of the demerits of these lenses is that they take 5-6 days to adopt and the patient is advised to use them regularly. They are excellent alternative to LASIK surgery.
  2. Silicon Hydrogel Contact Lenses: These are recent introduction of extended wear contact lenses with capacity to 'breathe' better than soft or hrdrogel contact lenses. Some of the recent Silicon Hydrogel Contact lenses introduced by Alcon and Bausch and Lomb can be worn for a week or so.

Silicon hydrogel lenses though indicated for prolonged wear but can cause mild keratitis and sometimes allergic keratitis if worn overnight. These lenses still needs lot of improvement to be free of complications

Advise: It is ideal to consult an Ophthalmologist specialized in contact lenses for fitting of a proper contact lenses. Advertised lenses some time misguide and can be damaging to the eye.

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I have red eyes for 3 days. What to do to get out from this problem. I am feeling very pain in my eyes. My age is 36. I had warliee uses to wear specs.

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
I have red eyes for 3 days. What to do to get out from this problem. I am feeling very pain in my eyes. My age is 36....
wash your eyes daily, use ciplox-h eye drops twice daily, take tab dolo 1 tab bd, it will help. thanks
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I have a far sightness with power 1.5 both eyes .I want suggestion whether to use eye lenses or LASIK Surgery ?

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Depends on one's need of glasses. If you need glasses right from the time you wake up in the morning, then you will find LASIK a good option to remove your glass dependency.
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My grand mother was suffering from leg pain And also she have weak eyes What we do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My grand mother was suffering from leg pain
And also she have weak eyes
What we do?
Hello. We can't reverse the established pathology back, but we can control the process in the stage it is so that it wouldn't grow further. Apply Bakson’s Rheum Aid oil gently (2-3 times a day) and give her orally Bakson’s Rheum-Aid syrup/ 1 tablespoon thrice daily. Also, increase her dietary intake of calcium which is present in green leafy vegetables, milk, milk products, sea food, white legumes, dried fig, black-eyed peas, almonds, oranges, seasame seeds. And vitamin D which is essential for absorption of calcium in our body and is synthesized naturally after getting exposed to sunlight, so early morning sunlight for 10-15min. 2-3 times a day is mandatory. Apart from this, ask her to go for a walk daily along with physiotherapy will also help her. For her weak eyes, nothing can be done at her age.
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Im not able to see objects in dim light, objects seems to be blurred. What should I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
Im not able to see objects in dim light, objects seems to be blurred. What should I do?
Hello, Get your eyes tested. 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, onions and capers. Blueberries, grapes, and goji berries have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help improve your vision. DHA is a fatty acid found in coldwater fish like wild salmon, sardines, mackerel, and cod. 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.
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I have problem with my eyes they get dry every now and then and makes me feel uncomfortable. I also have headache many a times may b because of dry eyes Why my eyes are getting dry and what should I do to prevent it.

MS - Ophthalmology, FICO, FRCS - I & II
Ophthalmologist, Mathura
I have problem with my eyes they get dry every now and then and makes me feel uncomfortable.
I also have headache man...
Dear lybrate-user if you r sitting on long hrs on computer this may b the reason for your dry eyes. In that case balance your computer sitting time with out door activities. Use refresh tear eye drops as normal rate of blinking is reduced leading to dry eye. Get complete eye check up use anti glare glasses if your vision is not normal. All these measures will help you to get rid of this problem.
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I m 22 years old sometimes my got blind I can't see any one in just 5 minutes its normal so what can I do. Tell me.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I m 22 years old sometimes my got blind I can't see any one in just 5 minutes its normal so what can I do. Tell me.
Most common cause is having a spectacles power. Just get it checked with nearest eye care specialist
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Hi, I am having pain and irritation in my eyes since last 2 months. Kindly suggest me something.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bangalore
Hi,
I am having pain and irritation in my eyes since last 2 months. Kindly suggest me something.
Hi, It may be due to over straining of the eyes. Instill Opthocare eye drops, 2 drops 3-4 times a day. Put an eye pad over the eyes, dipped in rose water, at bed time.
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Iam suffering from hemifacial spasm at left side face under eye. Doctors are advised me to take surgery. The eye is twisting always. Sometimes are normal.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Iam suffering from hemifacial spasm at left side face under eye. Doctors are advised me to take surgery. The eye is t...
Homoeopathicc medicine ZINCUM PICRICUM 30 ( SBL) Drink 2 dropss direct on tongue 3 times daily for 3 months and consult me thereafter.
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For under eye dark circles

BHMS, Dietitian/ Nutritionist
Homeopath, Pune
For under eye dark circles
Place cucumber slices on both the eyes for refreshing them. For dark circles make a thick paste of cucumber. Lemon juice and curds. Apply it under eyes daily for fifteen twenty minutes. Wash when dry. Will help in reducing the dark circles.
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I am 26 years old. I have pain just above my eye brows and in my whole head since 2 year. Please tell me home remedies or any solution to get relief from this problem I shall be very thankful to you.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I am 26 years old. I have pain just above my eye brows and in my whole head since 2 year. Please tell me home remedie...
For headache take tablet paracetamol 650 mg eight hourly and I will suggest you to buy a steam inhaler machine of crescent company and take a flow of steam (of plain water only) over the forehead through the inhaler and can repeat the process after eight hours as and when required.
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Hello, I have a eye sight problem of Hypermetropia from past 4 year, in present my age is 21 and I do not want to continue with my eye glasses. Some of my friends said after the age of 21, the growth of eye ball is stop and by having healthy vegetables like carrot, beetroot,etc. I can reduce it or even cure my Hypermetropia. Is this true or not. If yes what should I do to reduce my eye power from 5.5 to 1.25 or even low.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Hello, I have a eye sight problem of Hypermetropia from past 4 year, in present my age is 21 and I do not want to con...
There is no medication or food 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 now 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.
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Why I have a red eyes? Why I get this frequently? What is the reason? What should I do? I don't want answer.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Why I have a red eyes? Why I get this frequently? What is the reason? What should I do? I don't want answer.
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. Other potential causes of eye redness include: • Colds or allergies . • Acute glaucoma: A sudden increase in eye pressure that is extremely painful and causes serious visual problems. This is a medical emergency. The more common form of glaucoma is chronic and gradual. • 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. So,visit a local eyespecialist.The diagnosis of your problem in eyes can only be made by local examination of eyes
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What care should take person who has viral infection in eye? How much time it takes to recover? Person should keep eye open or closed?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
What care should take person who has viral infection in eye? How much time it takes to recover? Person should keep ey...
hello it is conjunctivitis Prevention a. maintain eye hygiene b. use two handkerchief (one for each eye) c. keep hands clean Treatment a. antibiotic eyedrop b. lubricating eyedrop c. antibiotic ointment at night You may keep your eyes open...there is no problem kindly consult local opthalmologist and get yourself examined I hope this will help you Regards
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I'm 31 years old. Im masturbating for quite long time. Recently I have got low back pain, blurred vision, disturbed sleep, body ache, tired and less memory and focus. Kindly help me to overcome this.

MBBS, MD - Psychiatry, MBA (Healthcare)
Psychiatrist, Davanagere
I'm 31 years old. Im masturbating for quite long time. Recently I have got low back pain, blurred vision, disturbed s...
Good Morning ~ Masturbation is not an unusual phenomenon and I would think that you might have negative attitudes about it and therefore have put it on paper. Let me assure you that it is not a problem unless you are doing it only to relieve your sexual energies due to either extreme sexual urges or non-availability of a sexual partner. The low back pain, disturbed sleep, bodyache, tiredness, low memory and focus are some of the symptoms are excessive masturbation. If you could control the number of times you masturbate in a day the symptoms may gradually subside, however you should get an ophthalmological opinion for the blurred vision. If you believe there are other causes for the symptoms that you describe, I appreciate you letting me know and we can take it from there.
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Is there any problem to our eyes when we use mobiles phones more than 3 hours everyday?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Is there any problem to our eyes when we use mobiles phones more than 3 hours everyday?
No problem if we use in proper light and take frequent break but if using continuous for more than 30 minutes without break can be very harmful for eyes
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I have a head pain in a left side with my eye of left so it make me feel headache so the symptoms will be eye effect or what and how I can cure.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have a head pain in a left side with my eye of left so it make me feel headache so the symptoms will be eye effect ...
Take paracetamol 500 two tablets or dispirin one tablet. Rest in a quiet and dark room. No migraine does not affect your eyes. Please consult if the above measures do not work.
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I have irritation on my right eye for two days and then it has become swollen above the eye. What should I do?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have irritation on my right eye for two days and then it has become  swollen above the eye. What should I do?
it could be due to some foreign body in the eye.Get your eye examined by eye specialist and take treatment accordingly
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I feel very different in my eyes. Whenever I come out of an Air conditioned room to hot outside. My eyes didn't easily merge with change in cool n hot atmosphere. And sometimes a white liquid comes at the sides of my eyes whenever am expose to sunlight. I want to know the exact reason for this cause and what are all the foods should I take, to make them healthier.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I feel very different in my eyes. Whenever I come out of an Air conditioned room to hot outside. My eyes didn't easil...
Hello all these are due to dryness of eyes 1. Blink a lot 2. Cold compresses 3. Use goggles when in sunlight 4. Use lubricating eyedrop like flogel 6 times daily 5. Eat balanced diet including pulses, fruits and vegetables.
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I have a trouble in my left eye that if I close my right eye objects are seen in small size what is the problem with my left eye?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have a trouble in my left eye that if I close my right eye objects are seen in small size what is the problem with ...
First of all visit an Eyespecialist to confirm Weak eyesight so that you can put required glasses,thereafter consult me.Myself being a homoeopath, will advise you to undergo homoeopathic treatment as homoeopathic medicine along with exercises and a diet plan are very effective combination for improving eyesight and slowly removing your glasses permanently.consult me
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