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Dr. Nitin Balakrishnan

MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist, Mumbai

31 Years Experience  ·  800 at clinic
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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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My friend used go night travelling lot. But now a days his night vision dimming. He can't drive properly because of lack of night vision. Is its dangerous one or it can detect using proper medicine?

Ophthalmologist, Mysore
My friend used go night travelling lot. But now a days his night vision dimming. He can't drive properly because of l...
Rule out congenital causes like retinitis pigmentosa. Otherwise treatable if it is a refractive error.
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Diabetic & Hypertensive Eyes - How to Take Care Of Them?

DOMS(gold Medal);guru Nanak Eye Centre;University Of Delhi, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Diabetic & Hypertensive Eyes - How to Take Care Of Them?

You know that diabetes is a chronic condition that renders difficulties to the patient in several aspects. A comprehensive care is essential to manage it effectively as the condition can lead to many other diseases including eye diseases.

If you have been diagnosed with diabetic or hypertensive eyes, then it means that your vision has started to deteriorate. But you need not lose hope as it is still possible to remedy the situation. Understanding the issue in detail will help you cope with the situation better.

What are diabetic and hypertensive eyes?
Diabetic eye refers to the complications in the eyes as a result of diabetes. It affects the blood vessels of the retina and hence develop impairment of vision and loss of vision in severe cases. Similarly, hypertensive eye as indicated by the name is the situation where in the eye is affected as a result of hypertension. This is because high blood pressure affects the blood vessels of the retina. It does not allow the retina to function properly and puts pressure on the optic nerve resulting is vision problems.

What are the symptoms of diabetic retinopathy?

Like many conditions of this nature, the early stages of diabetic retinopathy may occur without symptoms and without pain. An actual influence on the vision will not occur until the disease advances. Symptoms may only become noticeable once the disease advances, but the typical symptoms of retinopathy to look out for include:

  1. Sudden changes in vision / blurred vision
  2. Eye floaters and spots
  3. Double vision
  4. Eye pain

How to take care of the conditions?
In the conditions of the diabetic eye and hypertensive eye that prime step to take care is to control diabetes and hypertension respectively. By following the prescribed medications for these conditions, the vision problem can be managed. At the same time, some adequate preventive measures are of utmost importance to efficiently and effectively take care of both diabetic eye and hypertensive eye.

Taking care of diabetic eye
First and foremost, you need to keep your diabetes under control and prevent it from being getting into the advanced stage. You should take utmost care to maintain the blood sugar level under control. After that, it is also necessary to keep the blood pressure in the correct range. Also, the cholesterol level in the blood needs to be under control. A proper and balanced diet is essential in this case. Whole grains, green leafy vegetables, fruits and lean protein should be included in the diet. Exercising is also very important to deal with diabetic, and if you are a smoker, you should quit it immediately since it causes problems with the blood vessels.

Taking care of hypertensive eye
You should bring down your blood pressure to the correct level and maintain it. You should consume a diet which contains all the essential nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. You should make sure not to do or involve in anything activity that can increase your tension or excite you. Smoking and drinking should be avoided to deal with the hypertensive eyes effectively. You should get yourself adequate and peaceful sleep which will help you to ease out of tension.

It is imperative to consult an ophthalmologist if you notice the classic symptoms of vision problems such as blurry vision, seeing floaters or flashes. If the condition progresses, treatment will involve medications or surgery depending on the severity of the condition. Hence, the best way to avoid such complications is to maintain a healthy lifestyle to take due care of your eyes.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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My husband has pain in his eyes and they are red too. He is suffering from viral. Is there any connection.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
My husband has pain in his eyes and they are red too. He is suffering from viral. Is there any connection.
In his case, red eyes could be because of many reasons but commonly it is due to allergy or infection. You need to visit eye specialist to differentiate between the two as the treatment is different. Also get your eyes checked for any glass power.
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Hi sir im 33 year, due to some problems in family I always want to sleep, I think serious depression, I want to close eyes, always, high pulse and heartbeat, please help.

M.A. Counseling Psychology
Psychologist, Mumbai
Hi sir im 33 year, due to some problems in family I always want to sleep, I think serious depression, I want to close...
Hello, often when we are undergoing mental & emotional stress, our body tends to respond to it by disturbing our sleep & appetite. There are also times when we recognise our resources which help us survive the stress. Wanting to sleep is a way of your body to survive. It would be helpful if you are able to work around the stress by consulting a psychologist who can guide you to develop functional resources.
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From last 3 days I am feeling my eyes dry and suddenly water comes out of it, so what should I do to stop such thing and get cure?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
From last 3 days I am feeling my eyes dry and suddenly water comes out of it, so what should I do to stop such thing ...
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 give details of your eye watering reasons 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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I have red eye problem. Every morning when I woke up I find them What should I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have red eye problem. Every morning when I woke up I find them
What should I do?
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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My eyes are very dry and I find it difficult to work sometimes. They are so dry that I feel pain in them and even wind causes me problem. Suggest me what to do.

Fellowship In Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My eyes are very dry and I find it difficult to work sometimes. They are so dry that I feel pain in them and even win...
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 This is a provisional diagnosis. Consult for detailed examination.
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I was reported to suffer from kerato corns. But now according to doctors, condition of my eyes is stable. But it has affected the vision of my eyes a lot. Please guide of how to recover the vision or eyesight of my eyes.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I was reported to suffer from kerato corns. But now according to doctors, condition of my eyes is stable. But it has ...
Homoeopathic medicine---------------------- r-78 drops (dr reckeweg) drink 10 drops 3 times daily in 20 ml fresh water------------------- cineria maritina eye drops (dr reckeweg) without alcohol. Pour 2-3 drops in both eyes 3 times daily.---------------- do not splash water on eyes.------------------- report after 60 days--------------------------
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Oculoplastic Surgery

MS - Ophthalmology, DNB (Ophthalmology), MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
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Hello dear friends, I am Dr Mridula Mehta, basically a trained Ophthalmic surgeon and deal with cataracts lasic, laser procedure and Oculoplastic surgeries. I have proceeded my training from prestigious institutes like Maulana Azad Medical College, Lady Hardinge Medical College and a major portion of my Ophthalmic surgical training has been from Dr RP centre, All India Institute of medical science, Delhi. Today I will be talking about Oculoplastic surgery, Oculoplastic surgeries are the surgeries that deal with the area around the eye. Oculoplastic surgeons are ophthalmic surgeons, eye surgeons that are specially trained in this field. The area around the eye is very important for the visual function as well as the beauty of the face. The oculoplastic surgeon knows that and handles the tissues around the eyes very gently so that the aesthetic, as well as the functional aspects of the eyes, are maintained. The main things that an Oculoplastic surgeon deals with our watery eye i.e. tear duct anomalies, birth defects of the eye, tumours of the eye, any injury around the eye, socket abnormalities, artificial eye fitting. Also in today’s arena, we deal with the aesthetic aspects of the face especially the upper face. Oculoplasty gives measures to rejuvenate the face, both surgically and non-surgically. Non-surgical options which we provide are botox and fillers around the eye and surgically, we do surgeries for eye bag removal, for wrinkles around the eye, to treat the sagging skin in the upper lid and lower lid by surgeries like blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty in today’s world is one of the most common surgeries done to rejuvenate the upper face. We have both the options to do stitch less as well as with stitch blepharoplasty, other things that an oculoplastic surgeon deals with the ptosis i.e. the droopy eye or the sleepy eyes, entropion, ectropion i.e. inward turning or upward turning of the eyelashes which especially occur in the old people or any another size abnormalities of the eye can be easily dealt. Sometimes children have a watery eye, again tear duct problems since birth are dealt by the oculoplastic surgeons you have any queries.

You can contact me through Lybrate.com or take my appointment through Lybrate.

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Hi have a pain in my stomach from last 6 months usually after the taken meal like oily food What is the reason of this? Some the slight pain in my right side like a pain aches. please give me the solution of this problem and the precautions that I nead to prevent it permanently.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Hi have a pain in my stomach from last 6 months usually after the taken meal like oily food
What is the reason of thi...
1. Take bland diet, Avoid foods which cause acidity like spicy, oily, fatty and junk foods, onion, garlic, citrus fruit like orange grape, lemon, tomato, cucumber, raddish, vinegar, pickle etc 2. Have proper Breakfast, Don’t skip or postpone your meal, Take home made food, Avoid food and water from outside, 3. Eat food slowly, don’t rush, take smaller meals at frequent intervals like 5-6 meals per day, and don't overeat. Limit fluid intake during meal4. Drink plenty of water (8-10 glass daily). Take your meal regularly and timely. Avoid fasting, Don’t skip your breakfast. 5. Stop smoking, consumption of alcohol and tobacco, excess tea or coffee, carbonated drinks if you are having,6. Avoid stress, have adequate rest, sleep for 7-8 hours daily in night, go for regular exercise, practice yoga/meditation 7. Take one tablet of pan40 in the morning before breakfast daily for few days.
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