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Dr. R. Ravi Shankar

Ophthalmologist, Hyderabad

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Dr. R. Ravi Shankar is an experienced Ophthalmologist in Ramanthapur, Hyderabad. You can consult Dr. R. Ravi Shankar at Sri Madhavi Eye Care in Ramanthapur, Hyderabad. Book an appointment online with Dr. R. Ravi Shankar on Lybrate.com.

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My eyes have swollen n I don't know why is it so? I always wear my spectacle bt I don't know why they have swollen. Infact m sleeping for at least 7 hrs at night. Plss suggest me.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
My eyes have swollen n I don't know why is it so?
I always wear my spectacle bt I don't know why they have swollen.
I...
Swelling 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. 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. (2)Infectious conjunctivitis : this is usually associated with white-yellowish discharge. 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. (4)Raised intraocular 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 coats 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. 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. Hope my suggestions helped you. Take care, regards-Dr. Chaitanya.
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Hi sir. This is prashanth age 18 male. I'm addicted to Internet, I use Internet almost 12-13 hours, Some times will have severe eyes pain/head ache. please help me out & suggest any glasses or preventions.. Thanks.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Hi sir. This is prashanth age 18 male.
I'm addicted to Internet, I use Internet almost 12-13 hours,
Some times will h...
avoid long used of internet, take rest during work. clean eye with cold water in between work. it is very bad for used of internet for 12 to 13 hours. used antiglair glasses for it.
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I get puffy eyes and start sneezing in the spring. What should I do for solve it.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I get puffy eyes and start sneezing in the spring. What should I do for solve it.
Homoeopathic medicine ALLER AID tab ( BAKSON) chew 1 tab twicedaily POTHOS Q + ECHENESIA AUG Q +TEUCRIUM Q .All 3 medicines of SBL company.30 ML each.Mix all 3 medicine in an empty 100 ml bottle.Now start taking 15 drops from this bottle in 20 ml fresh water 3 time daily. During Emergency attacks of sneezing POLLINOSAN Drops or BOOUME 27 ( BIOFORCE) Drink 5 dropss direct on tongue every 2-3 minutes till sneezing subsides. Precautions 1.Dont go near any ort of plant or grass. 2.Avoid dust a much as you can.While driving two wheeler place a wet hanky on nose to save yourself from dust.. 3.Avoid strong smell like smell of petrol,paint and perfumes. 4.Avoid Raw onions in salad. 5Avoid cold drinkss,Fat food,Fried food,Chilled drinks,Ketchups,Pakoras,dry fruits. 6.Eat healthy home made food consiting of green vegetable and pulses. 7.Daily Early morning ALOM VILOM PRANAYAM for 15 minutes.is a musst.
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I am suffering from the redness on eyes due to laser operation now I wants to remove its redness what should be done?

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
I am suffering from the redness on eyes due to laser operation now I wants to remove its redness what should be done?
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. 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. (2)Infectious conjunctivitis : this is usually associated with white-yellowish discharge. 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. (4)Raised intraocular 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 coats 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. IF YOU HAVE REDNESS AFTER THE LASER PROCEDURE FOR YOUR EYES, IT IS LIKELY TO BE TRANSIENT AND GO AWAY IN A FEW DAYS. STILL, IT WOULD BE A BETTER IDEA TO CONSULT YOUR EYE SPECIALIST AND GET THE EYES EXAMINED. Hope my suggestions helped you. Take care, regards-Dr. Chaitanya.
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All You Need to Know about CATARACT Surgery

MD in Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
All You Need to Know about CATARACT Surgery

All You Need to Know about Cataract Surgery

A cataract is defined as a clouding of lens in the eye where your vision gets blurred. A cataract affects the eyes, when light that passes through the lens prevents a clearly formed image from reaching your retina. The disease is very common and usually develops as your eyes age or due to any injury caused to the tissues that cover your eye's lens.

Types of cataracts:

Senile Cataract: This is the commonest of all. It is age-related clouding of the lens. It can affect the near or distance vision and can also cause glare and change in glasses power.

Secondary Cataract: It can be developed after surgery for other eye problems like glaucoma and other health conditions such as diabetes.

Traumatic Cataract: It can develop many years later after an injury caused to your eye.

Congenital Cataract: As the term explains, the disease may be inborn or some children might develop it at a later stage which often affects both eyes. 

Radiation Cataract: It can form after you are exposed to some form of radiation.

A cataract surgery involves the extraction or cleaning of the cloudy lens, which is then replaced by a clear artificial lens.

Why does it happen? 

There are lens that lies behind our iris and pupil which act much like a camera lens. It helps concentrate light onto the retina at the back of our eye to form a sharply defined image. Besides, the lens also helps our eyes to adjust focus and allows us to see things clearly both far away and up close. The lens is composed of protein and water where the protein is arranged in a manner to keep the lens clear thereby letting light pass through it. 

However, as we grow old, some of the protein starts to become thick and cloud a small lens area. This is known as a cataract. With the passage of time, it may inflate and cover more of the lens, making it difficult for us to see.

Besides, there are other causes of cataract such as smoking, addiction of alcohol, prolonged sunlight exposure, to name a few. 

When should you opt for a cataract surgery?

Believe it or not, but till date no eye drop or medication has proven to reverse or prevent the formation of a cataract. If a cataract is affecting your nearsightedness or alteration in your prescription, then new prescription eyeglasses may help to better your blurred vision. However, the only treatment for a cataract is the surgical removal of your natural lens. And, most eye doctors recommend this surgery only when the problem becomes severe and starts hampering your day-to-day activities, such as studying or driving at night.

If you would like to consult with me privately, please click 'Consult'.
 

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I am 25 Year old male, in morning after I wake up continuously water comes in both eyes up to 10 drops, what can I do to cure?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 25 Year old male, in morning after I wake up continuously water comes in both eyes up to 10 drops, what can I do...
Hello, take Euphrasia 30, 3 drops twice daily and Euphrasia 10%, eye drop , 2 drop in each eye twice daily. Wear sun glasses when you step out in the sun. Revert after 10days.
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Hello sir my eye site very week my I have try all type of precaution BT I can't get good result. Please help and advise me.

Ophthalmologist,
Hello sir my eye site very week my I have try all type of precaution BT I can't get good result. Please help and advi...
Hello lybrate-user, kindly provide me the details of your vision and power of glasses if you are wearing. At your age, exercises doesn't really help too much. You need a basic check up 1st to know what exactly is the status, and if vision is decreasing constantly then some more investigations. Meanwhile take lots of yellow fruit n green vegetables.
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My mother is not see properly her eye site is not proper working how can this problem resolve?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My mother is not see properly her eye site is not proper working how can this problem resolve?
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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I am TIG welder student, still last 2 days I have pain in my left eye and little much inching in both eyes.

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Rewa
I am TIG welder student, still last 2 days I have pain in my left eye and little much inching in both eyes.
Dear lybrate-user:- As per your stated complaints, you r suffering from Photoconjuntivitis. During welding you have to applied protective glasses. Tab Aceclo -plus 2 times a day × 5days E/d zolin -plus 4 times a day × 7 days If above treatment is not responding
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Weird dizziness as when eyes closed and laying down A few times when I am trying to get to sleep or in the morning when I am waking up I feel like I start to get dizzy. When I close my eyes and try to sleep I feel like it starts to spin and then when I open my eyes everything is fine no spinning no dizziness nothing. Please help.

MS - ENT, MBBS
ENT Specialist, Sehore
Weird dizziness as when eyes closed and laying down
A few times when I am trying to get to sleep or in the morning wh...
Dear lybrate-user, this is vertigo and is most probably from ear. Probably bppv. You need to visit an ent surgeon and he may do repositioning exercises or give treatment and you will get relief.
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How To Treat Lazy Eye?

FACS, FRCOphth, Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS), MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Kolkata
How To Treat Lazy Eye?

Amblyopia is commonly known as 'Lazy Eye'. It is a vision development disorder, which affects eyes and the brain during infancy and childhood. It signifies that the eye does not achieve a normal visual acuity even with refractive correction in form of glasses or contact lens. During normal visual development, the eye and brain learns to 'see' and develop binocularity, that is the ability to perceive depth (Stereoacuity). This occurs in the first 8 to 10 years of life. 

Each eye transmits a clear and identical image from retina to the brain, which fuses the two images into a single image with 3 dimensions ( adding depth). When the image is formed on the retina of two eyes is too dissimilar, the brain cannot fuse the two images and suppresses the more blurred image. As a result, the worse eye does not learn to 'see' and becomes 'lazy'. This condition is seen in 1-4% of population.

The common causes for dissimilar images or Amblyopia are:

1. Misalignment of the eyes or squint: It is the primary reason for Amblyopia is misalignment of the eyes. In case, both your eyes are not aimed in the same direction, the image captured by each eye is different , resulting in diplopia. The brain will see from the dominant eye and suppress image from the other eye. Over a prolonged period of time, the eye dissociates from the visual cortex of the brain.

2. Refractive Amblyopia:

  • Unequal refractive error in both eye. When the eye power of both eyes differ by more than 1.5D of spherical equivalent, which results in dissimilar images between the two eyes. As a result, the visual development in restricted in the worse eye.
  • High refractive error or astigmatism in both eyes, since there is a blurred image in both eyes, the normal vision development does not occur in either eyes resulting in bilateral lazy eyes.

3. Cloudiness in visual system or visual deprivation Amblyopia: Any kind of obstruction or cloudiness in the normal visual axis of the eye tissues can lead to Amblyopia. Disorder of any kind, which blocks a clear image from being focused blocks the formation of a clear image on your retina. Commonly due to congenital or developmental cataracts or corneal opacities or prolonged closure of one eye in early childhood( drooping of one eyelid, eyelid swelling, patching of one eye).

Treatment for Amblyopia: For treatment of Amblyopia, a child must be compelled to utilize his affected, weaker eye. This can be done by correction of causative factor such as, treating refractive error with glasses, surgical correction of misalignment of eyes followed by patching and vision therapy, cataract surgery.

Patching or occlusion of the good eye: This is done to force the brain to pay attention to visual input from the worse eye. This allows nerve connections between affected eye and brain to develop due to, which the eye 'learns to see'. Eye drops such as atropine are also used for blurring the vision of the good eye. Some form of vision therapy may also be required to train both eyes to see together and develop some degree of depth perception.

To be effective, treatment should be implement as early as possible , within the period of normal visual development best within first 8 years of life. Some visual gain has been seen in selected patients up to age of 14 to 18 years. This also highlights the importance of a comprehensive eye examination as a routine in young children. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ophthalmologist.

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I have black spots as well as pimples on my face. I used scar removal cream for 8 months but didn, t see any change. What should I do.

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
I have black spots as well as pimples on my face. I used scar removal cream for 8 months but didn, t see any change. ...
If you suffer from acne, pimples, blackheads & dark spots it means that the pitta dosha (heat in body) is increased. For that you need proper ayurvedic medicine along with following diet & lifestyle changes. 1) avoid eating salty, spicy & sour foods 2) have milk & ghee twice daily 3) green tea has antimicrobial and antioxidant compounds that can help fight acne. To get its effects, use a cooled cup of green tea as a face wash or lay the bag over the affected area. 4) apply a teaspoon of honey to affected areas, or make a mask by mixing 1/2 cup of honey with 1 cup of plain oatmeal and leaving it on for 30 minutes.
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I am an patient since 2005 The start of this suffering is followed by red eye I've tried lots of medicines from diff dr's But there is no permanent escape from this. The Dr. says that" A group of viruses are to been placed on my retina and it is increases when dust enters into the eye Once I the decease got 90% Slovenes But now it is increased as earlier Can I get a good response I am waiting for your detailed reply Thank you.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
I am an patient since 2005 The start of this suffering is followed by red eye
I've tried lots of medicines from diff ...
Hello lybrate-user. Sorry about your eye problem. Redness of the eye is one of the most prevalent problems observed. Redness of the eyes has multiple causes associated with it. I guess the eye doctor must have said that the cornea of the eye has been infected by virus. Commonly, it is known as adenoviral keratoconjunctivitis. It takes a long time to resolve (sometimes upto 6 months) thus, the proper protocol would be to have patience and follow the long term medication and treatment prescribed to you. Also, maintenance of eye hygiene strictly would be a key factor in determining recovery. To enumerate a few other 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. Hope my suggestions helped you.
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I am 21 years old and my eyes are getting weak day by day. What can be the reason?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I am 21 years old and my eyes are getting weak day by day. What can be the reason?
Hello. The genes plays an important role. Besides that, excessive use of smart phones, computers, watching television, vitamin A deficiency, any underlying medical condition, working in dim light.....in simple words any kind of eyestrain aggravates the problem.
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I have red eyes for over five days what should I do to cure it. My eyes are itching and is continuously turning red. Please help me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have red eyes for over five days what should I do to cure it. My eyes are itching and is continuously turning red. ...
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 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
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I am 19 years old and I have myopia .i have -8 number of the left eye and -5 of the right . What should I do to reduce this number? Please help me.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
I am 19 years old and I have myopia .i have -8 number of the left eye and -5 of the right . What should I do to reduc...
Hello. Dear there is nothing as such that will reduce your eyes number. Please do not be misguided by this. Better just get your eye massage done so that internal muscles gets toned up and your numbers will be not increasing anymore. And may be by that. Your number may reduce. But please don't use any such eye drops. Take care.)
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Hello doctors, please suggest me. Mujhe 2011 se chashma hai dur ka thik nahi dikhai deta abhi mere eye no hai -1.75 on both .mujhe chicken chudvana hai without any operation. Its possible or not. My friend suggest mi put desi cow urine drop in eye for 5 mins for 2 months he get result can I use this method.

MBBS, DOMS, MS - Ophthalmology, , Fellowship in phacoemusification
Ophthalmologist, Patna
Hello doctors, please suggest me. Mujhe 2011 se chashma hai dur ka thik nahi dikhai deta abhi mere eye no hai -1.75 o...
You have not mentioned your age but if you are above 21 yrs of age , your myopic power is not going to increase , - 1.75 D is. very minor power &. you should not worry , there is no medicine either allopathic or ayurvdic which can reduce or eliminate myopic power,so please don't use cow's urine as eye drops which will lead to serious complications because eyes are very delicate organ & you may loose your vision also due to severe infection .
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I feel too much strain in my both eyes and I'm also taking a proper 8 hour sleep. What should I do?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I feel too much strain in my both eyes and I'm also taking a proper 8 hour sleep. What should I do?
Measures to reduce this include work under proper light. Blink a lot. Cold compresses and use good lubricating eyedrop.
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After a long day of work, I feel pain on the left side of head. After looking at bright lights the pain increases, but my eyesight is normal. Can I know the diagnosis and treatment regarding this? I would be really thankful.

MD - General Medicine, MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
After a long day of work, I feel pain on the left side of head. After looking at bright lights the pain increases, bu...
Your symptoms are suggestive of migraine. You should avoid trigger of headache like noise, bright light and reduce stress level.
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