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Dr. Uttam Kumar Samanta

Ophthalmologist, Kolkata

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Why we stress when having sex? Did you know? You can answer this question then reply me at this number. Plz.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Why we stress when having sex? Did you know? You can answer this question then reply me at this number. Plz.
Hello sex involves many muscles of body and it needs energy when many muscles are at work. So we get tired.
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I am suffering from eye pain from last 2 years. I go to eye specialist, no effect. Change my doctor. Use specs. But still my problem is not solve.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I am suffering from eye pain from last 2 years. I go to eye specialist, no effect. Change my doctor. Use specs. But s...
Hello dear that pain must be due to dryness 1. Glasses has nothing to do with it 2. Blink a lot 3, cold compresses 4. Use lubricating eyedrop like flogel frequently consult your ophthalmologist for proper check up and treatment upload your medial record for better discussion.
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My mother she is 41 years old, is having" white cataract" and also" black cataract" in" same eye" with pressure of something 19/11. But she want to treat both with medicine (ayurveda, homeopathy, anyone) only. So is there any medicine which can do so?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My mother she is 41 years old, is having" white cataract" and also" black cataract" in" same eye" with pressure of so...
Hello cataract is natural process and it will occure to each and every human. There is only one treatment and that is surgery. 1. If your mother is diagnsed with cataract and glaucoma, I would suggest you to start anti glaucoma medicines.
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Good evening. Meri eyes m problem ho rahi h .jab bji m mobile use krta hu. To aankh m dard hone lagta h.or baar baar jhabkni padti h aankh fir relif milta h. Eyes test karayi to doctor ne sahi btaya h.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
Good evening. Meri eyes m problem ho rahi h .jab bji m mobile use krta hu. To aankh m dard hone lagta h.or baar baar ...
Here are the instructions for mobile phone use: 1. Blink, blink and blink again. Blinking often (and for more than a second) keeps your eyes moist and reduces dryness and irritation. We tend blink about a third less than we normally would when we stare at our smartphone screens, which starves our poor peepers of protective tears. Keep your eyes wet by blinking about 10 times every 20 minutes or so and you should be good to go. 2. Minimize glare. Unless you have a smartphone equipped with anti-glare Corning Gorilla Glass or use a matte screen protector film, you’re probably coping with a fair amount of annoying reflective glare. 3. Take breaks. Follow 20-20-20 rule. The concept is to take a break from looking at your screen every 20 minutes for 20 seconds while looking at something 20 feet away. Doing so relaxes your eye muscles 4. Adjust your brightness. Having your screen too bright or too dark stresses your eyes out and can cause problems maintaining focus. To eliminate either issue in about a matter of seconds, simply go into your smartphone settings and adjust your screen brightness so it’s about the same as the light level in the environment around you 5. Tweak your text size and contrast. Adjusting your smartphone text contrast and size also provides a little much-needed relief. 6. Keep a clean screen. Routinely wipe down your smartphone screen with a dry (not wet!) cleaning cloth to remove distracting dust, grime, smudges and fingerprints. 7. Hold your smartphone farther away. Try holding yours at least 16 to 18 inches away from your eyes to give your eyes a break.
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I work for a night shift in a BPO. I wanted to know how many hours of sleep is most and what diet would make me more healthy. I also wanted to know what eye glasses can be used as I continuously work on a computer for 8 hours will that harm my eyes.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I work for a night shift in a BPO. I wanted to know how many hours of sleep is most and what diet would make me more ...
Prolonged working on laptop/tv/mobile 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 a. Headaches b blurred vision c. Neck pain d redness in the eyes e. Eye strain f dry eyes these symptoms can be further aggravated by improper lighting conditions. Measures to reduce this include 1. Work under proper light. 2. Blink a lot. 3. Cold compresses 4. Use good lubricating eyedrop. 5. Use antiglare glasses.
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I am suffering from dry scaly eyelids for so many years. I remember once I went to doctor and he prescribed some ointment and it got reduced. But now days it started again. And its really hard to remove those flakes. What should I do. Any ointments for it to remove? Or make it soft. It should go by one simple wash.

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Dehradun
I am suffering from dry scaly eyelids for so many years. I remember once I went to doctor and he prescribed some oint...
Use Ketaconazole shampoo daily for three days and then once a week to remove dandruff from head. Apply the shampoo to eyelids (with eyes closed!) also when using for head. Use till bottle finishes.
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I have 1.5 number in my both eyes. But I do not like to wear glasses. Can I go for operation? I have cylindrical number too. What should I do?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have 1.5 number in my both eyes. But I do not like to wear glasses. Can I go for operation? I have cylindrical numb...
Yes you can undergo. Cylindrical number upto 4 can also be corrected. Lasik is a simple laser procedure which changes the shape of the cornea so that the light rays fall on the retina properly. Basically a flap is made on the cornea, the laser is then given to cornea and flap is reposited. 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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My eyesight is weak and I have lenses of 4.5 number how I remove this naturally pls tell.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My eyesight is weak and I have lenses of 4.5 number how I remove this naturally pls tell.
Hello. There is no medication or food for improving eye sight 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 21 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. Lasik is a very easy and painless procedure. If you want to get rid of glasses then go for lasik.
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What are the signs and symptoms of friedreich's ataxia. And please explain the defect in chromosome number 9. And please describe both symptoms and signs with suitable diagrams. And. Available treatment.

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General Physician,
What are the signs and symptoms of friedreich's ataxia. And please explain the defect in chromosome number 9. And ple...
Friedreich's ataxia is an autosomal recessive inherited disease that causes progressive damage to the nervous system. It manifests in initial symptoms of poor coordination such as gait disturbance; it can also lead to scoliosis, ( bending of spine ) heart disease and diabetes, but does not affect cognitive function. It is due to gene change in chromosome 9
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I am 17 year old boy And I am become habitual of playing game and watching tv. After some time my e6es got sharp red and starts paining, I use my eye tubes preferred by doctors, tablets and many more but still my eyes become red. What to do Please help me.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I am 17 year old boy
And I am become habitual of playing game and watching tv. After some time my e6es got sharp red ...
So take frequent breaks while you watching tv 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. Also get your eyes checked for any spectacle power.
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Mother is 83, Diabetic, diagnosed with Hyper Mature Cataract condition. Seek a surgical solution to restore her eyesight asap. Please advise.

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Hypermarkets cataract are slightly notorious to treat as it is difficult for surgeons to handle it. But not for experts. Mics or Phaco with foldable iol is treatment option. In and out of Operation theatre in 15 minutes. Cheap cost. For the type of iol you must first get it checked .
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Sir I am suffering from severe headache from last few days. Not able to do any work properly. Eyes start watering while studying or doing any work on laptop or watching television. Sometimes eyes become red. Please suggest me proper treatment so that I can become healthy again. Please reply as soon as possible.

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Sir I am suffering from severe headache from last few days. Not able to do any work properly. Eyes start watering whi...
Hello, you may be having headache because of stress/ refractory problems/ any ENT problem or may be Migraine Headache follow advises given below: You can take(If No drug allergy) : 1. Tablet Crocin (Paracetamol 500 mg) one tablet after food when required for headache after food for 2-3 days (maximum 2 tablets with gap of 12 hour can be taken in a day) 2. Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day 3. Get check eyes for refractive error 4.We need to go for ENT evaluation to rule out sinusitis 5. Get BP checked 6. Regular physical exercise and meditation and yoga complete history of your headache for further management like duration, severity, aggravating factors/relieving/ triggering/ associated factor to reach diagnosis consult physician/me for further management.
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Some of my friends say that wearing specs lead to an increase in number and my elders say that not wearing specs does the same so who of them is correct I am confused.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician, Alappuzha
Some of my friends say that wearing specs lead to an increase in number and my elders say that not wearing specs does...
wearing specs will not lead to an increase in number. But normal progression of eye disease can increase power
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Sir my daughter 6 years old had been detected with -3 cylindrical power in one eye and the other eye is 0.she is wearing specs now sir what can be done to improve his eyesight and to remove her specs.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
Sir my daughter 6 years old had been detected with -3 cylindrical power in one eye and the other eye is 0.she is wear...
If there is -3 cylindrical power in one eye, its unusual and you need to get eyes tested for a test called as topography test. Also its likely that your daughter might be having ocular allergy (eye rubbing). Pls get it thoroughly checked by eye specialist. Any treatment for spectacle removal is only done after the age of 18 years.
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I have red eyes over 3days. So what I should do now I want easy method to solve it.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I have red eyes over 3days. So what I should do now I want easy method to solve it.
Hello,you can take homeopathic medicine Euphrasia 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for 3 days and revert. *Not to touch or rub your eyes. *Keep your hands clean with regular washing and hand sanitizer.
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I love to play cricket & I was a good batsman. Bt I'm having some problems with my eyes from last 2-3 years. I can't see well in sun & wind. A doctor told me that I don't have any problem with my eye power but I have allergy & advised me'Andreplus' eye drop. Is it enough for my treatment? Can I play cricket again?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I love to play cricket & I was a good batsman. Bt I'm having some problems with my eyes from last 2-3 years. I can't ...
Your problem is photophobia where there is a problem in visibility in strong light -------------yes you can use above eyedrops and if problem consult me, myself being a homoeopath will advise you internal nd external medicines for your eye problem---------------------
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Ebooks Vs Paperbacks For Eye Health

Super-Speciality Trained Ophthalmologists
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Ebooks Vs Paperbacks For Eye Health

Ebooks maybe are a lot easier to carry, and with the emerging trend of Kindles, it may appear to be more convenient than paperbacks, but the smell of new books, the texture of its pristine pages, is unparalleled to the inanimateness of ebooks. But that is not just why you must choose paperbacks over ebooks.

Read on to find out why paperbacks work well over ebooks for better eye health:

  • Does not involve light-emission: The backlit electronic devices, strain your eyes, causing redness, irritation and watering. Most doctors advise that exposure to light during the evening, especially from artificial sources should be minimal. On the other hand, books do not emit any harmful rays, making it the obvious choice if you want to take good care of your eyes.
  • Do not hamper body clock: Our system has a tendency to adapt itself to the rhythm of life by responding to the surrounding light. However, the blue light in reading devices disrupt the release of melatonin or the sleep hormone, causing inadequate, less deep sleep, and fatigue and irritation the following morning. Thus, not giving enough time to your eyes and body for revitalizing. On the other hand, studies have shown that people reading books sleep better and timelier than those reading on devices.
  • Proximity to device not required: The admonition of not sitting too close to the television's screen glare is nullified by reading devices where a certain level of proximity is required for comfortable reading, which harms our eyes. But paperbacks do not have any such risk involved as there is no glare that would affect our eyes.
  • Does not induce disrupted winking: Electronic devices often trigger a tendency to not blink and stare at the screen constantly for longer than advisable. That does not give the lenses in your eyes the momentary rest that the eyes require in order to replenish themselves.

Exercises to improve eye health:

There are many common measures people take to improve their eyesight or improve their vision. These include wearing glasses, lenses, sunglasses and many such measures. Here are some effective exercises which prove to be highly beneficial in increasing your eye health:

  1. Stretching: This is the most common and also one of the easiest to do. It requires you to just look up, hold for two seconds, look down, hold for two seconds, then repeat this procedure for each corner of your eye, which means top-left, top-right, bottom-left and bottom-right corners.
  2. Flexing: This is simply rotating your eyes in circles. Roll your eyes in the clockwise direction for one minute and then roll your eyes in the anticlockwise direction for one minute.
  3. Focus switching: This particular eye exercise is used for accommodation and is probably the most useful one. In this eye exercise, you have to hold something at a reading distance and cover the other eye. You then have to find something that is at least twenty feet away and trace its shape with one eye closed. With one eye closed, trace more shapes which are twenty feet away and this may improve your eyesight.
  4. Palming: This exercise is also very simple to perform. All you have to do is cover your eyes with your palms. Once you have done this, just wait and see that there are no bright flashes of light. If you see that there is a bright flash of light, just wait till they go. This is used primarily to destress the eyes.
  5. Deep blinking: This is also an incredibly useful exercise for distance vision. All you have to do is to place some large letters at a fair distance and then sit on a chair. You have to then close your eyes and tighten all your muscles for 5 seconds. After the gap of 5 seconds, open your eyes and see the letters for a second or two. The more time you do this the more clearly you will be able to see the letters after reopening your eyes.

Finally, a warning has to be given that these eye treatments are not universally accepted by all doctors.

Related Tip: "How Should You Exercise Your Eyes Everyday?"

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I have yellow eyes what are the symptoms of jaundice and what are the precautions?

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have yellow eyes what are the symptoms of jaundice and what are the precautions?
Vomitting with loss of appetite with yellow colored urine are few symptoms of jaundice and take complete bed rest with liquid diet.
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I want to do laser treatment for my eyes, I want to know is that treatment useful and safe.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
I want to do laser treatment for my eyes, I want to know is that treatment useful and safe.
Operations done to remove the refractive error (power) of the eyes are known as refractive surgery. There are certain basic criteria that most patients need to fulfill before they can safely undergo refractive surgery. To enumerate, they are: (1) stability of refraction: the power of the eyes should have become stable for a period of 1.5 years minimum without any change. (2) curvature of the cornea should be tested by a technique which is known as topography. (3) thickness of the cornea should be measured by a test known as pachymetry. The minimum thickness required is 550 microns. (4) dilated retina evaluation: this is one of the most important tests that should be performed by a trained retina specialist. This test helps in detection of any offensive lesion on the central or peripheral retina. In case of any retinal abnormality, these should be treated before undergoing the surgery for number reduction. (5) there should be no pre-existent corneal abnormality. (example: corneal scar, opacity, defect, etc.) another important suggestion is that whenever you go for the assessment (the above mentioned tests), you should discontinue the use of contact lenses at least 4 weeks prior to the assessment. The reason for this being that use of contact lens temporarily alters the contour of the cornea. It takes around 3-4 weeks for the restoration of the original corneal contour after removal of the contact lens. Another important point is that you, as a patient, should be compliant to put post operative medication in your eyes for at least 2 months. There is bound to be some discomfort, watering, foreign body sensation, pain after the surgery in most cases-you should be ready to tolerate that. A leave from work for 7-10 days after the surgery should be generally sufficient. Last but not the least, you should set realistic expectations from this surgery. Though extremely rare, there is a remote possibility that the surgery may need to be repeated. Also, the need for subsequent treatment for the eye may be required. Thus, you should be compliant enough to trust and follow your eye specialist.
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