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Dr. Nitin Balakrishnan

MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist, Mumbai

30 Years Experience  ·  800 at clinic
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Dr. Nitin Balakrishnan MS - Ophthalmology Ophthalmologist, Mumbai
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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/Madam, I have Cataract problem with my right eye. Can LASIK be performed? I have diabetes also.

MBBS, DOMS, MS - Ophthalmology, , Fellowship in phacoemusification
Ophthalmologist, Patna
Sir/Madam, I have Cataract problem with my right eye. Can LASIK be performed? I have diabetes also.
Cataract & LASIK is two different things ,for cataract phaco-emulsification with foldable lens is choice for surgery. LASIK is refractive surgery to correct myopia, hypermetropia & astigmatism, refractive surgery also include intraocular lend procedure. For  LASIK your eyes must be healthy, if you have persistent dry eyes, LASIK surgery may aggravate this condition resulting in burning sensation & blurring of vision after LASIK.  For LASIK cornea must have sufficient thickness because in reshaping of cornea, you loose the thickness of cornea & if your cornea is too thin, you are not fit case for LASIK.   -1D of myopic correction  consumes 35 micron of corneal thickness.  Average thickness of cornea in Indian is 450 micron to 500 micron& after LASIK there should be around 300 micron thickness of cornea for safety of eye in future.  Pupils are usually large in myopic people who undergo LASIK resulting in side effects such as halos, glares especially when driving in night.       LASIK for the treatment of high retractive errors are less predictable, because very high amount of myopia may require removal of too much corneal tissue putting at high risk of vision complications.  LASIK should not be undertaken before 21 years in male & 19 years in female because myopic power increases by that age, you must have stable vision before LASIK.   There is no upper age limit but one should keep in mind that once you are 40 years old, you may still need reading glass due to presbyopia changing every two years till you develop cataract in old age.     Contraindication for LASIK is degenerative disease, sjogren syndrome, type 1 diabetes etc. People who are taking immunosuppressive must think 10 times before undergoing LASIK.  One must go LASIK  screening before taking decision for LASIK.   One who undergoes for LASIK should be fully aware of potential LASIK complications & should not hide anything from operating surgeon about health.
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Morning body stiffness is there. Difficulty in handling objects. Is it due to arthritis?

MD-Ayurveda, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Sexologist, Haldwani
Morning body stiffness is there. Difficulty in handling objects. Is it due to arthritis?
Hello- Yes it can be arthritis. Morning stiffness generally occurs due to improper digestion and taking heavy meals. Indigestion in long run can cause Rheumatoid arthritis.
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My eye become reddish in sunny day I am suffering from this disease since last 2 years.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My eye become reddish in sunny day I am suffering from this disease since last 2 years.
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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I am suffering from fever what I do I use more medical but not gain. So how and which I contact a doctor. Which is better for mr.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Bhavnagar
I am suffering from fever what I do I use more medical but not gain. So how and which I contact a doctor. Which is be...
You should *take luke warm water only * take daal chawal, mung chaval only * use cow ghee & milk in diet, avoid curd * take dry black grapes 25, after meal 2 hour * avoid day sleep * start mahasudarshana kadha of sandu company, 3 tsp before meal * start tab sanshamani vati 2 2 2 before meal 1 hour.
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I am diagnosed with eye dryness doctor has suggested aquaray drops and tablet carpfit d once in a day but it is not helping out.

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Ayurveda, Ujjain
I am diagnosed with eye dryness doctor has suggested aquaray drops and tablet carpfit d once in a day but it is not h...
You take Ķeva Aloe noni drops 5 drops in a cup of normal water 30 minutes before lunch end dinner for a month than consult me.
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Sir/mam I had a sphenoidal meningioma tumor in right side of my brain. It has damaged my vision nerves. Tumour has been removed by the surgeon but I have not get back my right eye vision, according to surgeon my right vision nerves has been damaged because of tumor and it became dry. Doctor has said that it has no medicine in allopathy for dried nerves. I want to know it there any hope for me in Homeopathy. Kindly suggest me best treatment.

DNB Ophtalmology, MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS, Fellowship in Medical Retina, Fellowship in IOL & Cataract Microsurgery
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Sir/mam
I had a sphenoidal meningioma tumor in right side of my brain. It has damaged my vision nerves. Tumour has be...
Unfortunately Optic nerve cells once die can't regenerate. At least not yet. So none of the systems of medicine will be able to help regain lost nerve fibres. I hope you had a baseline visual field test done for left eye. I will also strongly recommend you have regular dilated comprehensive eye examination once a year to ensure your left eye remains healthy and in case of any disease it is detected at soonest.
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I find my eye always red. While driving bike even when I bath. At night around 8pm. My eyes are so red!

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I find my eye always red. While driving bike even when I bath. At night around 8pm. My eyes are so red!
Homoeopathic treatment SULPHUR 30 ( Dr.Reckeweg) Drink 5 drops in 1 spoon fresh water today night 30 minutes after eating or drinking anything at bedtime. Nw forget about Sulphur 30 after this nd just keep it in your refrigerator.No need to further take this medicine.I will let u know what to do with this medicine afterwards. 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 have pain in my eyes with even a slight touch (just below the lower eye lashes). I have no history of any eye disease. I am 21 years old.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have pain in my eyes with even a slight touch (just below the lower eye lashes). I have no history of any eye disea...
Hello this could be due to blepharitis treatment: a. warm compresses b. lid scrub with baby shampoo b. apply antibiotic ointment locally over lid margins
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My mother has glaucoma from 2.5 years in one eye. She has no vision left in the left eye at all but goes through extreme pain in that eye. The eye's pressure has increased to 57 which is very high, hence a diode laser is recommended to her. Is it worth doing and will it have any other side effects?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My mother has glaucoma from 2.5 years in one eye. She has no vision left in the left eye at all but goes through extr...
Hello A you may try trab with AGV to control pressure. If that fails then you may go for diode laser B. Diode is not 100%successful.
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I have one red eye (left side), due to this problem I had gone Doctor 6 days ago. Doctor suggest me understated medicine: - Moxilite - I-tear gel - Azithral But these doesn't solve my red eye problem n situation become worse now, I feel pain in that eye also. Please suggest me what should I do.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have one red eye (left side), due to this problem I had gone Doctor 6 days ago. Doctor suggest me understated medic...
Hello Redness could be due to many causes like allergy, infection, dryness etc. Kindly share associated symptoms If possible, kindly share photos so that I may guide you better.
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I often get pain in eyes while watching tv what should I do and not able to see blackboard during class clearly too.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I often get pain in eyes while watching tv what should I do and not able to see blackboard during class clearly too.
Your Eyesight is weak.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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I have severe pain in my brain since last 1 month. Due to which their is loss of vision. What can I do to avoid this?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have severe pain in my brain since last 1 month. Due to which their is loss of vision. What can I do to avoid this?
Hello this could be due to many causes like sinusitis, migraine, stress, uncorrected refractive error kindly consult local opthalmologist.
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I have red eyea for 15days. What should I do pls help eyes are paining and watering.

MBBS, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Hyderabad
I have red eyea for 15days. What should I do pls help eyes are paining and watering.
Wash with plain cold water, apply cold packs to closed eyes, take a short period of rest, get adequate sleep, - these measures usually relieve most types of simple red eyes. If pain and watering is severe or unbearable, then it probably indicates a serious condition which needs an ophthalmologist consultation immediately. You also need urgent consultation if vision is also disturbed.
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What are the symptoms of eye problem. The water usually comes out of my eye during study or watching tv. Is aquagel a good eyedrop.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
What are the symptoms of eye problem. The water usually comes out of my eye during study or watching tv. Is aquagel a...
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. Yes aquaray gel is a good eyedrop, but use this eyedrop atleast 4-6times daily.
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Hi, My right eye is squint since my childhood, I cannot see at all from right eye, can this be cure? Can I able to see very well? What surgery is required and how much will it cost? Thanks.

MS - Ophthalmology, FICO, FRCS - I & II
Ophthalmologist, Mathura
Hi,
My right eye is squint since my childhood, I cannot see at all from right eye, can this be cure? Can I able to se...
Most of times it is pure cosmetic surgery means your eye will be near central but vision will not improve. In situation like this eye is usually goes out (divergent squint). Cost is variavle.
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How to reduce the redness of my eyes? I constantly hav red eyes. Is there any way of reducing.

FICO, Specialist in Cataract,Cornea and refractive surgeries , MD - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Srinagar
Most likely diagnosis in your will be mild dry eyes. Use goggles outside to prevent from uv rays and dust. Use eye drops genteal 4 times a day. Other causes has to be rule out so do consult a ophthalmologist.
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I have red eyes from 2 or 3 days because I am using laptop daily in those days pls advice me what should I do.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have red eyes from 2 or 3 days because I am using laptop daily in those days pls advice me what should I do.
This condition is called Eye strain, or asthenopia,in which the eyes get tired from excessive or intense use. It can be annoying, but it tends to disappear with rest. Although it’s not often a serious condition, eye strain could be a symptom of an underlying problem. Eye strain is known to cause fatigue, difficulty concentrating, and headaches Eye strain may lead to other problems, such as: • Headaches • Difficulty Concentrating • Irritability • Burning Sensation • Watery Eyes • Dry Eyes • Photophobia • Eye Pain If you work on a computer, taking eye breaks for five minutes every hour can lessen the strain on your eyes. Simply closing your eyes for a few moments can also do wonders. Try standing up, moving around, or taking a short walk to help regain concentration.Regular eye exercises that involve focusing on different distances can help prevent future straining. Blink often. Blinking refreshes and replenishes your eyes naturally.If you are having trouble with blinking due to the dryness of your eyes, try using Homoeopathic CINELUBE EYEDROPS ( HAPDCO) 3 times daily.
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My eyes is always painting when I drive my bike after that my eyes and head is paining y.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My eyes is always painting when I drive my bike after that my eyes and head is paining y.
Hi, get your eyes tested from an opthalmologist. Wear a branded goggles with uv-protection whenever you are out in the sun, also wear a hat helmet over it (which is mandatory for your head's protection as well as it covers eyes). Keep blinking your eyes frequently. Drink at least 10-12 glasses of water or even more than that in a day if you do have to travel in the sunlight for long hours. Medication: use euphrasia eye drops twice daily and have euphrasia 30/ twice a day for 1 week.
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I have some problem from my eye. At night, when I go to walking I unable to see anything? What I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have some problem from my eye. At night, when I go to walking I unable to see anything?
What I do?
You are suNight blindness is due to a disorder of the cells in the retina that are responsible for vision in dim light. It has many causes, including: • Short-sightedness • Glaucoma medications that work by constricting the pupil • Cataracts • Retinitis pigmentosa • Vitamin A deficiency How is night blindness treated? Treatment for night blindness will depend upon its cause. Treatment may be as simple as a new prescription for your glasses or switching glaucoma medications, or it may require surgery in cases of cataracts Dietary Management For Night Blindness Vitamins A, C and E are potent antioxidants which slow down age related macular degeneration and help maintain healthy tissues and cells in the eyes. Vitamins C and E may also inhibit the development or progression of cataracts. Lutein and zeaxanthin are two antioxidants called carotenoids, which help in neutralizing free radicals and maintaining eye health. Sources of Vitamin A: Yellow-orange fruits and vegetables such as carrots, mango, papaya, pumpkin, dark green leafy vegetables, broccoli, eggs, milk and milk products. Vitamin A can be stored in your body, so you can opt for your favorite seasonal foods! Sources of Vitamin C: Citrus fruits such as oranges, tangerines and grapefruit, peppers, tomatoes, kiwis, gooseberries, strawberries and Brussels sprouts. Sources of Vitamin E: Nuts like almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, fortified oils, seeds, eggs, milk and dairy. Sources of Lutein: Green leafy vegetables such as spinach, kale, broccoli and chard, yellow peppers, mango and bilberries. Sources of Zeaxanthin: Oranges, tangerines, eggs, spinach, dark green lettuce, corn, broccoli and orange sweet peppers. For maximizing the benefits of the above vegetables, it is best to have then lightly cooked rather than raw. Cooking or steaming breaks down the cells, making it simpler for the body to absorb these nutrients from the foods. Aim to eat at least 2 to 4 servings or more of these foods every day to ensure that you are getting enough of these 5 powerful nutrients. ffering from MYOPIA which has lead to Night blindnesss.
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Hello sir, I am 20 years old. I have been suffering from less sleep during night time. My eyes become pain, feeling nervous and also got back pain during night times and on playing games and on heavy work. What should I do? What steps I have to take to reduce this sleeping defect.

Doctor of Medicine
General Physician, Surat
Hello sir, I am 20 years old. I have been suffering from less sleep during night time. My eyes become pain, feeling n...
Because of the stress you might be having less sleep, try to come out of this, do some exercise, yoga, relaxation therapy no need to have any sedative medicines.
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