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Dr. Nitin Balakrishnan

MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist, Mumbai

30 Years Experience  ·  800 at clinic
Dr. Nitin Balakrishnan MS - Ophthalmology Ophthalmologist, Mumbai
30 Years Experience  ·  800 at clinic
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
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Dr. Nitin Balakrishnan is a renowned Ophthalmologist in Santacruz East, Mumbai. He has been a successful Ophthalmologist for the last 29 years. He has done MS - Ophthalmology. He is currently associated with Sai Deep Eye Clinic in Santacruz East, Mumbai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Nitin Balakrishnan on Lybrate.com.

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MS - Ophthalmology - mumbai university - 1987
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Sir, I m 20 yrs old I thought that I m little bit suffering from long sightedness sir, please consult me some medicine or food diet which can help me to solve my problem.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Sir, I m 20 yrs old I thought that I m little bit suffering from long sightedness sir, please consult me some medicin...
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 19 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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Dear doc, My mamma recently been diagnosed with glaucoma. Doc prescribed 2 eye drops. Combigan and azopt. This is the second month. She feeling bitter taste in throat. And her gums got so loose resulting in tooth fall with no gum disease. Are teeth falling as the side effect of eye drops? Kindly guide us. (My mamma taking allo thyroid med and ayur meds for b.p and diabetes along wid drops for eyes)

MS - Ophthalmology, FICO, FRCS - I & II
Ophthalmologist, Mathura
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My mamma recently been diagnosed with glaucoma.
Doc prescribed 2 eye drops. Combigan and azopt.
This is the...
Dear lybrate-user Glaucoma medications needs to taken life long usually with regular follow up with your eye specialist. I can only give you virtual consultation on the basis of scenario you have described. Tooth problem has nothing to do with Anti glaucoma eye drops and bitter taste in throat is normal as it shows tear ducts are patent. Thyroid and diabetes needs to controlled by medications prescribed by Physician.
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Glaucoma: 2nd leading cause of blindness in the world

Phaco Development Program, Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, DNB Ophtalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Mysore
Glaucoma: 2nd leading cause of blindness in the world
Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye's optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness. However, with early detection and treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss.

At first, open-angle glaucoma has no symptoms. It causes no pain. Vision stays normal. Glaucoma can develop in one or both eyes. Without treatment, people with glaucoma will slowly lose their peripheral (side) vision. As glaucoma remains untreated, people may miss objects to the side and out of the corner of their eye. They seem to be looking through a tunnel. Over time, straight-ahead (central) vision may decrease until no vision remains.

There is no cure for glaucoma. Vision lost from the disease cannot be restored.

Immediate treatment for early-stage, open-angle glaucoma can delay progression of the disease. That's why early diagnosis is very important. Glaucoma treatments include medicines, laser trabeculoplasty, conventional surgery, or a combination of any of these. While these treatments may save remaining vision, they do not improve sight already lost from glaucoma.

If you are being treated for glaucoma, be sure to take your glaucoma medicine every day. See your eye care professional regularly. You also can help protect the vision of family members and friends. Encourage them to have a comprehensive dilated eye exam at least once every two years. Remember that lowering eye pressure in the early stages of glaucoma slows progression of the disease and helps save vision.

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Meri left eye kareeb 1 months se fadak rahi hai pta nhi kya ho gya hai ? please help.

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Get a nice sleep and have some B complexes capsules. Insufficient sleep is one of causes for eye twitching.
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Sir I have gone through lasik laser. Can I start gym now. 4 days has been to lasik. So is this ok to start heavy exercise?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
Sir I have gone through lasik laser. Can I start gym now. 4 days has been to lasik. So is this ok to start heavy exer...
Brisk walk and treadmill can be started immediately but heavy exercises after 10-15 days. Its not that exercises are going to harm. But being surrounded by many people in gym in a closed ac room can make you susceptible for infection.
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I have an eye problem for a long time and using spex for eye irritation and headache, is any other treatment should I take for this?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have an eye problem for a long time and using spex for eye irritation and headache, is any other treatment should I...
Glasses, contact lenses and surgery are the only three options for good vision if you having spectacle power. If you not comfortable with contact lens or glasses, you can plan lasik surgery after a proper prelasik checkup.
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Sir I always caught with same problem again and again and the problem is eye redness. And I m using contact lenses over 2 years. So I want to know that. Is my lenses are expired or I m using wrong contact lenses liquid for refreshing lenses.

MD - Alternate Medicine, BHMS
Homeopath, Surat
Sir I always caught with same problem again and again and the problem is eye redness. And I m using contact lenses ov...
Yes, you need to get your lenses checked as well as liquid also to be checked. And just take belladonna 30 2 doses whenever you face such problems.
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My left eye was irritating from last week from last two days it was continuously vibrating.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
My left eye was irritating from last week from last two days it was continuously vibrating.
Homoeopthic medicine------- gelsemium 30 (dr reckeweg) drink 1 drop direct on tongue evert 1-3 hrly depending upon frequency of blinking eyes.--------- if problem persists even after usage of this medicine for 5 days, consult a neurologist-------------
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I am not unable to see properly If I study for a long time and sit on a one place.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I am not unable to see properly If I study for a long time and sit on a one place.
hello dear this is due to dry eyes. ..as our blink rate decrease when we keep fixating on one thing so cornea becomes dry...These symptoms can be further aggravated by improper lighting conditions. measures to reduce this include , work under proper light.....BLINK A LOT...cold compresses and use good lubricating eyedrop
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I am 25 years old and I am facing issues with my eyes from couple of weeks. I am unable to view farther things clearly which was not the case before. I am having trouble to work continuously in front of the computer. Since I am a software engineer, I have no option to stay away from computer. What measures will be suggested to keep a clear vision and healthy eyes?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I am 25 years old and I am facing issues with my eyes from couple of weeks. I am unable to view farther things clearl...
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 sometimes watery 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.
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I Am Facing Red Eye Problem For 2 Days. I Don't Go To Any Doctor And Don't Use Any medicine Yet. Is Anything Serious? Should I Check It Up?

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Homeopath, Faridabad
I Am Facing Red Eye Problem For 2 Days. I Don't Go To Any Doctor And Don't Use Any medicine Yet. Is Anything Serious?...
Hello, Bloodshot eyes appear red because the vessels at the surface of the white portion of the eye 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. Other causes of eye redness include Colds or allergies, Acute glaucoma, 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. Management: - Try to rest your eyes if redness is due to fatigue or eye strain. No other treatment is needed. - Wash your hands, hold clean water in your hand, keep your eyes closer to the water and dip the eyes by blinking the eyelids frequently in the held water in hand. Repeat it for 3-4 times again. - Avoid watching T. V. Working on computer or mobile, reading or frequently keep blinking your eyes to avoid dryness. Take frequent breaks in between. - In case there is itching, use a clean napkin or a tissue to wipe the tears and cleaning the eyelids gently. -Wear an UV-rays protected sunglasses while you are out in sun. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicines - Schwabe’s Belladonna 30 and Euphrasia 30 - both thrice daily for 4 days. Use Euphrasia Eye drops twice daily. Revert back thereafter. Get your eyes tested if there is no relief even after the medication
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I was suffering from eye disease which is very make allergy to me as if you can make a solution please do it soo.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I was suffering from eye disease which is very make allergy to me as if you can make a solution please do it soo.
Hello. I think you have allergic conjunctivitis. 1. Eye allergies, called allergic conjunctivitis, are a common condition that occurs when the eyes react to something that irritates them (called an allergen). 2. 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 a. Avoid or limit contact with the substance causing the problem. B. 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 medicine that can cure allergy. Only way is to stay away from all those things that you are allergic to.
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What is the reason behind people not making eye contact with me? I do not get it.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
What is the reason behind people not making eye contact with me? I do not get it.
Hello that might be due to lack of self confidence. To increase your self confidence 1. Dress smart 2. Write in bold hand writing 3. Shake hand with firm grip these measure will increase your confidence and you initaite starting conversation while looking in their eyes.
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I have red eyes for 6 week. What is the reason behind this? What is the remedy for this?

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have red eyes for 6 week. What is the reason behind this? What is the remedy for this?
Hello, Bloodshot eyes appear red because the vessels at the surface of the white portion of the eye 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. Other causes of eye redness include Colds or allergies, Acute glaucoma, 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. Management: - Try to rest your eyes if redness is due to fatigue or eye strain. No other treatment is needed. - Wash your hands, hold clean water in your hand, keep your eyes closer to the water and dip the eyes by blinking the eyelids frequently in the held water in hand. Repeat it for 3-4 times again. - Avoid watching T.V., working on computer or mobile, reading. - In case there is itching, use a clean napkin or a tissue to wipe the tears and cleaning the eyelids gently. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicines - Schwabe’s Belladonna 30 and Euphrasia 30 - both thrice daily for 4 days. Use Euphrasia Eye drops twice daily. Revert back thereafter.
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Actually I have pain only in my right side of head which also creating pain in my eyes too so can you tell wats this.

Fellowship in Pain Management, MD, MD - Anaesthesiology , MBBS
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
Actually I have pain only in my right side of head which also creating pain in my eyes too so can you tell wats this.
It can be a cluster type of head or could be migraine is it associated with nausea vomitting is it associated with watering of nose or eye? if you wish you can consult in private with all your report and previous treatment.
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My father-in-law left eye has influenced. Water flows continuously from his eye. Please suggest right treatment.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My father-in-law left eye has influenced. Water flows continuously from his eye. Please suggest right treatment.
Hello, Instill 2 drops of Euphrasia 10% , in each eye, twice daily. Take Euphrasia 30 CH , 3 drops twice daily . Revert after 7 days.
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I am having eye weakness and they are paining really bad from the last few days. What shall I do?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am having eye weakness and they are paining really bad from the last few days. What shall I do?
Hello, follow the tips *always wash your eyes after you come back home. Some particles of dust may enter into our eyes when we are outside home and may cause irritation later. *always wear sun glasses when you have to remain outside in the sun for a long period of time. *eat well balanced diet. Include green leafy vegetables and fruits in the diet. *ensure that your eyes remain hydrated. Make a habit of 8-10 glasses of water daily. *take a good sleep. *do not read in dim light or watch tv from a short distance. *do not rub your eyes. *keep your hands clean with regular washing and hand sanitizer. Euphrasia 10% eye drop (sbl) instill 1-2 drops two times in a day for a week and update.
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I have a red spot on my left eye it is very irritation to me what should I do to remove it.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have a red spot on my left eye it is very irritation to me what should I do to remove it.
You will have to find out the cause of red spot. It could be infection or just a minor trauma. Visit eye surgeon to confirm that.
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My mother used garner dye for white hair yesterday after that her eyes get irritated and water also redness she feels annoying please recommend remedy for her.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My mother used garner dye for white hair yesterday after that her eyes get irritated and water also redness she feels...
Hello this is a case of chemical injury 1. Wash eyes with clean water 2. Use antibiotic steroid combination 3. Use lubricating eyedrop if problem persists, consult local ophthalmologist.
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Breathing Contact Lenses: A Boon for High Myopes

MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Jaipur
Breathing Contact Lenses: A Boon for High Myopes

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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