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Dr. Santanu Sen

Ophthalmologist, Kolkata

Dr. Santanu Sen Ophthalmologist, Kolkata
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Dr. Santanu Sen is a popular Ophthalmologist in Amherst Street, Kolkata. You can visit him at Dr Santanu Sen Chamber in Amherst Street, Kolkata. Book an appointment online with Dr. Santanu Sen and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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1) Is there any type of nystagmus whi h occurs only in dark or in less light? 2) When I go in dark room it is hard for me to keep my eyes study what is reason behind it? 3) Is there any simple test which can accurately and perfectly detect presence of nystagmus?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
1) Is there any type of nystagmus whi h occurs only in dark or in less light? 2) When I go in dark room it is hard fo...
Hello 1. Miners nystagmus is nystagmus which is present in dark 2. How can we study in dark room. Nobody can 3. Nystagmus is a clinical diagnosis. Best seen in slit lamp.
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I have red eyes for over 7 days. What should I do. Pls tell me solution for healthy eyes.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have red eyes for over 7 days. What should I do. Pls tell me solution for healthy eyes.
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--------------------- Report after 5 days----------------------
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I wear spectacles, no diseases, only vision problem. How can I get my vision back to normal or at least stop from increasing problem?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I wear spectacles, no diseases, only vision problem. How can I get my vision back to normal or at least stop from inc...
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 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 first and reducing the power of your eyes. Take Physostigma 6/ thrice daily for 1 month. Thereafter, revert back for further guidance.
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Is ICL best option for higher eye no: ?

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist,
ICL is good option for high numbers and thin cornea's. But proper assessment and chances of cataracts formn be kept in mind.
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Is it better to do cataract surgery on both eyes at once or we should take the time gap of months or days? Or is it ok if we do only one eye cataract surgery?

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General Physician, Cuttack
Is it better to do cataract surgery on both eyes at once or we should take the time gap of months or days? Or is it o...
It is better not to do cataract surgery for both eyes simultaneous ly. Give a gap of at least 2-3 months.
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I am q6 year old girl and my eyes are watering from five days I tried many ways but nothinghappened. Please hekp me and say what to dod.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am q6 year old girl and my eyes are watering from five days I tried many ways but nothinghappened. Please hekp me a...
Watering of eyes can be due to many reasons and the main reasons are------------ 1. Eye allergy due to dust, pollution, infection--------------- 2. Weak eyesight------------ 3. Continuous watching tv, mobile, computor in dim light---------- 4. Any eye injury------------- 5. Lack of sleep------- 6. Continuous headache------------ 7. Hypertension.--------------- so, my suggestion for you is either you provide me the symptoms you are facing due to watering of your eyes or visit a local doctor for an eye check up as a final examination can only be made after physical examination.-------------------
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FVRS, DNB Ophthalmology, MS Ophthalmology, MBBS, FICO
Ophthalmologist, Chennai
Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is an eye problem that can be caused by either type 1 or type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Retinopathy occurs when diabetes damages the tiny blood vessels in the retina. The weakened blood vessels may leak fluid and blood.

Who are at risk for developing diabetic retinopathy?

Those with poorly controlled blood sugar levels are at a high risk of developing diabetic retinopathy. In addition, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, anemia, kidney disease and pregnancy can all place a patient at greater risk of suffering from diabetic eye disease.

How frequently should I get my eye examined?

If you have diabetes, you should get a yearly examination by your ophthalmologist. Once you develop diabetic retinopathy, your ophthalmologist may advise further investigations or treatment. A periodic follow up as advised by your ophthalmologist is mandatory. The frequency of these follow up visits is decided based on the severity of the disease.

What are the symptoms of diabetic retinopathy?

There may be no symptoms in the early stages, especially when the central portion of the retina is not involved. As the retinopathy progresses, you may have:

- Blurred vision.
- Floaters, which can look like black spots, little threads, or cobwebs.
- Bleeding in the eye causing sudden loss of vision.
- Temporary or permanent loss of vision.
- Pain is not a common feature of the disease.
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I have eye pressure and had red eye for more that seven days can you give suggestion for that and help me to relief from it.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have eye pressure and had red eye for more that seven days can you give suggestion for that and help me to relief f...
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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Severe pain in both side of forehead in veins. Mainly happens in summer when temperature goes up. Sometime everything seems to be black around eyes. Feel no sensation Please tell what to do.

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Homeopath, Chennai
Severe pain in both side of forehead in veins. Mainly happens in summer when temperature goes up. Sometime everything...
Dear lybrate user take homoeopathic medicines as follows 1. Phosphorus 1m single dose now 2. Nux vom 1 m single dose half an hour after dinner revert in 2 days.
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I'm having pain above my right eyebrow from 4-5 days. Pain starts after 20 min from waking up. Pain so sharp that it produces strain to eye. What could be cause? I am taking medication for my cold from a month. My doctor is in hometown n I'm in other city for my education.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I'm having pain above my right eyebrow from 4-5 days. Pain starts after 20 min from waking up. Pain so sharp that it ...
Do hot fomentation. Dip a handkerchief in lukewarm warm and keep it over closed eye. Continue for 5 minutes for three times a day.
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I have suffering from fever and having pain in my whole body and also having red eyes over one week what should I do.

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Ayurveda, Mumbai
I have suffering from fever and having pain in my whole body and also having red eyes over one week what should I do.
I think it is viral take tab dolo 650mg 3 times a day tab cetzine 5mg 2 times aday but if it persist for than 3 days go for routine blood investigation.
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I have eye sight prblm from last 6 months and this problem increases continuously, I can't see far objects. What is the reason of this problem?

MS
Ophthalmologist,
I have eye sight prblm from last 6 months and this problem increases continuously, I can't see far objects. What is t...
You are having a condition called refractive error. Please consult an ophthalmologist and get your glasses.
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I have good physique but I have sunken eyes even though I am taking proper sleep, lack of concentration and energy. I have a anxiety issues and my digestive system is not good. Irregular bowel movements, frequent diarrhea and smelly faeces. What could be the problem?

FICO-1, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
I have good physique but I have sunken eyes even though I am taking proper sleep, lack of concentration and energy. I...
Lack of proper absorption of food especially iron is the cause of your problem. You take appropriate measures for it consult a gastroenterologist too.
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I usually work on computer for 5 days a week at least more than 10 hrs. My basic problem is my eye pain severely usually only one eye one day and other eye next day. Can you suggest me what may be the real issue behind this?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I usually work on computer for 5 days a week at least more than 10 hrs. My basic problem is my eye pain severely usua...
You have something called as computer vision syndrome. So take frequent breaks while you are working every 20-25 mins take break to look away from screen blink more frequently' level of screen should be below the level of eyes ac should not blow directly on your face.
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Hello. My age is 23. I have eyesight of (-3.0). Please suggest how to reduce my sight naturally and remove my lenses permanently with out lasik surgery.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
Hello. My age is 23. I have eyesight of (-3.0). Please suggest how to reduce my sight naturally and remove my lenses ...
Hello lybrate-user. Sorry about your problem. It would be difficult to reduce/ remove your (-3.0) power naturally without undergoing surgery. The reason being that usually the refractive error/ power of the eyes is determined by certain genetic factors. These factors are responsible for the growth of the eyeball. The length and curvature of the eyeball determine its refractive error. It would be a good idea to take good care of your eyes, eat healthy antioxidant rich food and avoid heavy weight lifting. All these suggestions are to strengthen your retina. Likewise, you could use contact lenses as alternative to glasses. In the future, if the need be, you could undergo assessment for refractive surgery. Hope my suggestions helped you.
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I have allergies and my eyes are affected the most. They're puffy, red and itchy. What can I do?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have allergies and my eyes are affected the most. They're puffy, red and itchy. What can I do?
Hello. I think you have allergic conjunctivitis. Eye allergies, called allergic conjunctivitis, are a common condition that occurs when the eyes react to something that irritates them (called an allergen). The eyes produce a substance called histamine to fight off the allergen. As a result, the eyelids and conjunctiva (the thin, filmy membrane that covers the inside of your eyelids) become red, swollen and itchy, with tearing and burning. The key to treating eye allergies is to avoid or limit contact with the substance causing the problem. Avoid rubbing eyes instead do cold compresses. Use antiallergic eyedrop along with lubricating eyedrop. This will help you I am very sorry dear to say that there is no drud that can cure allergy. Only way is to stay away from all those things that you r allergic to.
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I am 42-year-old man, last one month my eyes are burning too much what is the solution for this?

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
I am 42-year-old man, last one month my eyes are burning too much what is the solution for this?
Hello lybrate-user. Burning of the eye is one of the most prevalent problems observed. Burning 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) injury/ trauma to the eye in any form may cause burning and redness of the eyes. This should be taken seriously and assessed in detail by an 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. 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,
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I have a eye pain when I am wek up in the morning why it is happening? And please give some suggestion. Thank you,

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have a eye pain when I am wek up in the morning why it is happening? And please give some suggestion. Thank you,
Hello this may be due to dryness you can 1. Blink a lot 2. Wash eyes with fresh water 3. Cold compresses 4. Use lubricating eye drop like flogel
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I want a details for laser surgery for eyes is there any age limit what are the instructions we take before laser surgery.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I want a details for laser surgery for eyes is there any age limit what are the instructions we take before laser sur...
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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Will it damage eyes permanently if a sharp knife or point metals poke in our eyes is der any chance to recover. The eyes.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Will it damage eyes permanently if a sharp knife or point metals poke in our eyes is der any chance to recover. The e...
hello...it depends on how deep the injury is....if deep penetration again it depends how badly it has damaged the eye...many a times eyes can be saved by early intervention
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