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Dr. Shikha Dhawan

Ophthalmologist, Mumbai

Dr. Shikha Dhawan Ophthalmologist, Mumbai
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Dr. Shikha Dhawan is an experienced Ophthalmologist in Wadala, Mumbai. You can consult Dr. Shikha Dhawan at DR. Shikha Dhawan's Clinic in Wadala, Mumbai. Don’t wait in a queue, book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shikha Dhawan on Lybrate.com.

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From past one and half month my left eye is blinking once a day sometimes my shoulders also what would be the problem?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
From past one and half month my left eye is blinking once a day sometimes my shoulders also what would be the problem?
It is a neurological problem and nothing serious.Just start taking below given homoeopathic medicine for 15-30 days GELSEMIUM 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 2 drops direct on tongue 3 times daily
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Is Your Vision Blurry? What Should You Do?

Cornea Cataract & Lasik
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Is Your Vision Blurry? What Should You Do?

Blurred vision is most often a sign that you need corrective spectacles for near sightedness, far sightedness or astigmatism but it could also be a sign of a bigger problem including eye diseases or neurological problems. Blurred vision involves the loss of sharpness of vision and objects appearing hazy and out of focus. It can affect one eye or both eyes simultaneously.

Whatever be your age, it is a good idea to consult a doctor as you begin to experience a blurred vision. To measure the extent of your vision problem, a doctor will do a comprehensive eye examination including spatial contrast sensitivity and a standard eye chart test.

Some of the factors that trigger blurred vision are:

  1. Myopia or nearsightedness
  2. Hypermetropia or farsightedness
  3. Astigmatism caused by an irregularly shaped cornea
  4. Presbyopia - the diminished ability to focus on objects due to the hardening of the lens in the eye
  5. Dry eyes or the lack of lubrication on the surface of the eyes
  6. Hormonal changes during pregnancy
  7. Migraine headaches
  8. Temporary floaters in the eye formed by the liquefying of the gel in the eyes
  9. After effects of Lasik surgery
  10. Eye drops or medication
  11. Overuse of contact lenses
  12. Diabetes

Blurred vision can also be a symptom of a serious condition such as cataract, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and cardiovascular diseases.

Treatment for blurred vision depends on the factors triggering it. Wearing corrective glasses can cure blurred vision caused by myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism. These conditions can also be treated by Lasik surgery. For blurred vision related to diabetes, check your blood sugar and get it into its optimal range.

Exercises for the eye muscles can also help sharpen vision and lower the rate of eye muscle degeneration. Some of these exercises are:

  1. Alternately focus on an object close to you and another far from you for ten seconds each.
  2. Blink your eyes and hold for two seconds
  3. Roll your eyes clockwise and anticlockwise. Repeat 15-20 times.
  4. Rub your palms together to generate heat and place over your eyes to relax them.

A healthy diet with plenty of vitamin A can help keep your eyes healthy and prevent blurring of vision. Wearing sunglasses can also protect your eyes from harmful UV radiation and lower their rate of wear and tear. Lastly avoid reading in moving vehicles and holding a book too close to your face.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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I have pain in my eyes, my eyes become red, pain in head and I can not see from long distance properly. Then what should I do?

MD(EH)/AM/Accupressure
Acupressurist, Chandigarh
I have pain in my eyes, my eyes become red, pain in head and I can not see from long distance properly. Then what sho...
Go for check of your vision. There may be infection or weak vision. After that call back. Wash your eyes thrice daily with boiled cool water adding slight salt.
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It's 14th day I have chicken pox. Almost all dried up but all of sudden few new blisters sort of things appear on my arm. I have attached the pics in other documents. Could anybody can see and tell me what's is that and why it's dere now? What to do next? Please help.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
It's 14th day I have chicken pox. Almost all dried up but all of sudden few new blisters sort of things appear on my ...
Local application of coconut oil or mustard oil or some soothing and calming lotion may provide relief in itching. Neem is one among the best blood purifier and detoxifier known to ayurveda. It enhances immune system and neem oil is an antiseptic in itself. Leaf extracts are used in antiseptics and can be effectively used in treating skin diseases. It destroys fungus and bacteria and is best for almost all kinds of skin diseases including redness of skin and itching.
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I am not getting sleep properly from last couple months and sometimes I get headache due to less sleep. I used to spend lot of time on mobile. But now I stopped spending more time on mobile from last 3 days but still I didn't get sleep. Please suggest me what to do. Should I consult doctor?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Sexologist, Haldwani
I am not getting sleep properly from last couple months and sometimes I get headache due to less sleep. I used to spe...
Hello lybrate-user, sleep deprivation sooner or later results in symptoms like headache, vertigo, confusion, lack of concentration. It can be cured by help of ayurvedic treatment, by making your sleep hour (no matter how short it is) fully count and taking most benefits from them. A) try to sleep early at night if you are waking up early. B) massage cows ghee on your foot soles daily before going to bed. C) use maha bhringraj oil/ brahmi hair oil daily. D) use almond oil nasal drops daily twice. These tips will surely help you.
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I have specs from almost 2003 .my no is -2.5 .I am thinking to do laser operation. For my eyes. Is doing laser operation safe for eyes and dose it have any later side effects for future. I need advice before proceeding further please help me out.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have specs from almost 2003 .my no is -2.5 .I am thinking to do laser operation. For my eyes. Is doing laser operat...
Hello lasik is very good option to get rid of glasses doctor will perform few tests (schirmer test, pentacam and fundus examination) and if all tests are normal then you can go for lasik surgery without fear. Success rate of lasik is over 96%. Side effects may vary from minimal like mild dryness, dalk, haloes, glare to severe like infection (very rare). Precaution include: a. Avoid face/head wash for 1 week b. Avoid swimming /water sports for 6 weeks c. Avoid eye make up for 6 weeks cost: depends on type of lasik which varies from 25000 for standard lasik to 1.10 lacs for smile lasik.
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I have a saviour headache and eye pains when I rotating my eyes that pain is very paining to my eyes when I rotate my eyes so what I do? This starts from 3 days back.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have a saviour headache and eye pains when I rotating my eyes that pain is very paining to my eyes when I rotate my...
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 your ophthalmologist for detailed examination.
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how to reduce diabetic eye pressure

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
how to reduce diabetic eye pressure
Diabetes causes vascular damage throughout the body. Because the blood vessels within the eye are so tiny, any damage at all can have a tremendous impact on eye health.

One of the most prevalent of the diabetes-related eye diseases is glaucoma. In fact, people with diabetes are between 40% and 50% more likely to develop glaucoma than non-diabetics.

Glaucoma causes the pressure within the eye to increase gradually, damaging the optic nerve and leading to partial or complete vision loss. The exact mechanisms for this are unknown. While there are several types of glaucoma, the most common form is open-angle glaucoma.
Open-angle glaucoma

The eye is full of fluid which continually refreshes. Normally, fluid drains at a point in the eye where the iris and the cornea meet. If this opening becomes even partially blocked the fluid drains out of the eye too slowly, even as new fluid is added. This backup of fluid causes an increase in pressure within the eye, damaging the optic nerve.

Open-angle glaucoma does not cause any symptoms until the disease is well-advanced. By that time, vision is impacted, with loss of peripheral vision first, advancing to tunnel vision and then total vision loss as the disease progresses.
Treatment

The goal of treatment is to lower intraocular pressure. This can be approached one of three ways: lower eye pressure, improve drainage of fluid from the eye or decrease the volume of fluid produced within the eye.

There are a variety of eye drops that may be prescribed.

Prostaglandins (xalatan, lumigan) and cholingeric agents (isopto carbine and isopto carbachol) act to increase outflow of fluid from within the eye.

Beta blockers (betimol, timoptic, betoptic) and carbonic anhydrase inhibitors (trusopt, azopt) reduce the production of fluid within the eye.

Alpha-adrenergic agonists (iopidine, alphagan) both lessen fluid production and increase fluid outflow.

Physicians may prescribe a combination of the above.

Oral medications may also be prescribed, if eye drops alone are not sufficient. These are usually in the form of a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor.

If medications are not sufficient to halt progression of the disease, then surgery might be necessary.

Drainage implants might be inserted within the eyes to facilitate drainage.

Laser surgery, known as laser trabeculoplasty, can be done to open clogged drainage canals.

Filtering surgery, known as trabeculectomy, removes a small piece of tissue from the location of the drainage canals, widening the opening and improving drainage.

The best possible treatment for glaucoma is prevention. Everyone above 40 years of age should have an eye exam at least every three years. Diabetics should have a dilated examination of their eyes annually.

Well-controlled blood sugar level are another preventive measure that will lessen the odds of developing glaucoma.
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I have red eyes due less sleep. How can I get out of this can you give any suggestion.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have red eyes due less sleep. How can I get out of this can you give any suggestion.
Hello, * take, adequate sleep.* go for meditation for 30 mnts. * take plenty of water.* take, your breakfast, lunch and dinner in time. *homoeo-medicine* @ coffea cruda 200-6 pills, 1/2 an hr before to sleep. @ nux -vom30-6 pills, thrice a day. Report your progress, wkly take care.
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Last 4 to 5 days my friend Nabin eye color is yellow type. At present what is the best way to cure his eyes?

MBBS
General Physician, Faridabad
Last 4 to 5 days my friend Nabin eye color is yellow type.
At present what is the best way to cure his eyes?
liv 52 1 tab tds, easily digestible food , green vegetables moong dal potato , gur, complete bed rest eat tomato, amla or lemon juice in a water, neem leaves boiled in water it will help. Welcome
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I am 64 yrs male sugar patient. Now weakness inright side eye in out side and right side center finger is not folding like odother finger. What should I do?

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
It could be due to cervical spondylosis this is quite a common condition rule out vit. D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Diabetes must be controlled beyond any shadow of doubt. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Any way take bio d3 max 1tab odx10days ibuprofen 200mg od & sos x 5days do neck & back (spine) exercises contact me again if need be. Use of cervical collar will give you relief. It may have to be further investigated. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take.
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Watch My smartphone screen late at night could make me lighthead and dizzy. And pressure in My head. I feel like am having a little eyes problem as well. Maybe My phone giving me them symptoms.

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Rewa
Watch My smartphone screen late at night could make me lighthead and dizzy. And pressure in My head. I feel like am h...
Dear l you :- you r suffering from refractive error, you need urgently complete refractive correction. Long time watching on laptop/smartphone will cause computer vision syndrome, this will result into dizziness & watering BE Tab xeromig 2 times a day × 10 days
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My son is using glass when he was in 5th standard he had far and short sight but he is comfortable with his glass at the same time his left retina had hole in both corner he had cylindrical as well as spherical eye I want to do I'll surgery is it advisable his age is 24 years.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My son is using glass when he was in 5th standard he had far and short sight but he is comfortable with his glass at ...
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 18 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. As you are not comfortable with contact lens then go for lasik. Lasik is a very easy and painless procedure. If you want to get rid of glasses then go for lasik. For retinal holes. Do not worry. Retina specialist will barrage it for you before lasik.
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I will be using gadgets regularly, due to this some times my eyes getting like blur what can I do?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I will be using gadgets regularly, due to this some times my eyes getting like blur what can I do?
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. Also get your eyes checked for any spectacle power 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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My son age 12 Yrs suffering from Nystagmus by birth. He is under treatment from Venu Eye Institute New Delhi. Doctors said that there is nothing to do for improvement in vision but squint may be remove by surgery. Kindly advise me for his best treatment. I will be thankful to you.

MD - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Amritsar
Nystagmus is not treatable but if there is significant squint , that may be treated with surgery. Nystagmus will still continue.
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I have problem in eyes. sometimes I got water in my eyes. And it comes regularly, and I never use spectacle. Please Suggest.

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gorakhpur
I have problem in eyes. sometimes I got water in my eyes. And it comes regularly, and I never use spectacle. Please S...
Please go for eye check up only after that you will be able to know that you require spectacle or not.
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Health Tip for Children

DNB Paediatrics, DCH, MBBS
Pediatrician, Delhi
Health Tip for Children
An hour or two is the maximum time you should allow your child to watch television, use computers, tablet devices and play video games as excessive involvement with all kinds of electronic equipments will make him obese and damage his eyesight.
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My eyes has been suffering from the allergy of sun light when I go in sun light than my eyes get red.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
My eyes has been suffering from the allergy of sun light when I go in sun light than my eyes get red.
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 are allergic to.
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I have red eyes more than 5 weeks. It irritates me. What should I do for the recovery?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I have red eyes more than 5 weeks. It irritates me. What should I do for the recovery?
Hi, first, you should consult an ophthalmologists. It may b iritis, causing irritation. Homoeo-care* @ euphrasia 200 - 5 drops, dly morng. @ belladonna 30--5 drops, thrice/day. @ instill, 2 drops of cineraria eye drops, thrice/day, report after a wk take care.
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