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Dr. Sameer Potnis

MBBS, DNB - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist, Pune

19 Years Experience  ·  0 - 300 at clinic
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Dr. Sameer Potnis is an experienced Ophthalmologist in Kothrud, Pune. He has over 19 years of experience as a Ophthalmologist. He has completed MBBS, DNB - Ophthalmology . You can consult Dr. Sameer Potnis at IRIS Eye Care in Kothrud, Pune. Book an appointment online with Dr. Sameer Potnis on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - B J Medical College Pune - 1998
DNB - Ophthalmology - National Board of Examinations, New Delhi - 2003
Awards and Recognitions
FCPS , College Of Physicians & Surgeons Mumbai
Professional Memberships
Poona Ophthalmological Society
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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I have nystagmus problem since childhood because of this my vision is going lowing. Is there any option on nystagmus problem? Please help.

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Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
I have nystagmus problem since childhood because of this my vision is going lowing. Is there any option on nystagmus ...
Hello lybrate-user. Nystagmus is a condition associated with oscillatory movements of the eyeball which may occur at varying intervals. It may be associated with certain retinal defects as well as systemic problems. If it has been present since childhood, it is likely to be completely curable. Though there are a few non-surgical as well as surgical options for nystagmus, they are usually associated with incomplete results. It would be better to have a look at your past reports as well as the present eye condition and then arrive upon a definite conclusion. Let me know if it is possible to communicate over the video/ audio facility provided by lybrate. In that way, I would be able to guide you in a better manner. Hope my suggestions helped you. Take care-regards-dr.
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Doctor has recommended glasses for my 5-year old daughter. Will it be right get her glasses in such a small age. Can eye sight improve naturally as age grows?

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
Doctor has recommended glasses for my 5-year old daughter. Will it be right get her glasses in such a small age. Can ...
Hello. If the doctor has recommended glasses for your daughter, it would be a good idea to get her glasses. The reason being that the age range between birth to 12 years is the prime period for the development of the eyes. Any child in this range having glasses should be made to wear glasses and an eye checkup should be done at least every 6 months (if not advised otherwise). If glasses are not worn as recommended, there are chances of developing amblyopia (lazy eye). This entity means that the vision potential of the eye is reduced permanently. The glasses use should be recommended during school, homework, etc. But need not be worn throughout the day. Also, a good idea would be to encourage proper postural maintenance while doing homework, watching television, computer screen or the mobile phone. The distance of viewing should not be excessively close. Similarly, prolonged periods of staring at the television/ computer screen should be strictly discouraged. The power of the glasses may change with age (not necessarily improve). This would only be possible to say with time. It has been seen in certain children that glasses power reduces with age but that depends totally upon the type of eye refractive error and genetic factors. In case you require further suggestions, feel free to communicate over the video facility offered via lybrate. Hope my suggestions helped you. Take care-
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I am a 27 years old female (unmarried. Can I go for lasik surgery. I have long sightedness right eye with 4.25 and left eye 5.00. I want to know is it safe? And successful. Kindly reply.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I am a 27 years old female (unmarried. Can I go for lasik surgery. I have long sightedness right eye with 4.25 and le...
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%.
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I have many problems so watch TV per day so many water like eyes so please help me and so big problem early morning so chip chip eyes so please help me.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have many problems so watch TV per day so many water like eyes so please help me and so big problem early morning s...
You are suffering from computer vision syndrome that is eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer and cell phone use. The most common symptoms eyestrain headaches blurred vision dry eyes neck and shoulder pain and heaviness or fatigues eyes. Methods to prevent this are Rest your eyes for 15 minutes after two hours of continuous use, BLINK a lot, use antiglare glasses, COld compresses and use good lubricating eyedrop
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Positive And Negative Effects Of Contact Lenses

Cornea Cataract & Lasik
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Positive And Negative Effects Of Contact Lenses

Contact lenses are one of the most convenient ways to correct vision-related problems. It is easily disposable and requires least maintenance. It might have minor side effects in the form of irritations and allergies but it requires least time for adaptability. They help to correct nearsightedness and farsightedness along with astigmatism and age-related vision problems like presbyopia. Following are the benefits and harms of wearing contact lenses.

Positive effects of contact lenses

1. Better vision

Wearing contact lenses improves your vision to a great amount, especially peripheral vision. They are comfortable to wear and can correct both nearsightedness and farsightedness. They can cause discomfort initially but are more effective than glasses. Lenses are also available in bifocals and tints and can be worn for long periods of time.

2. Great for active lifestyle

Glasses can be a hindrance to sports activities and can limit your peripheral vision. Lenses on the other hand are great for an active lifestyle as they require short adaptation period. They are easy to put and take care of and do not require a lot of maintenance on your part as it needs least cleaning.

Risks of wearing contact lenses

1. Dry eyes

Dry eyes are the most common side effects of wearing contact lenses

2. Infections

Contact lenses wearers are prone to infection of the cornea called keratitis. It can cause swelling, blurry vision and other problems due to lack of oxygen supply to the cornea.

3. Allergic reactions

Allergic reaction to the contact lens solution can affect your vision as it causes inflammation of the eyeballs and redness. It can also cause eyelid inflammation and limit your scope of vision.

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Sir I can not concentrate on one thing at a time, even while studying I can concentrate only for 5minutes max. I start thinking about whatever I see going on in society like if I watch cricket I imagine myself as a best player of the team nd also like a soldier, agent, scientist nd so much other things also. I want to concentrate on my studies at a time. Help me sir.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
Sir I can not concentrate on one thing at a time, even while studying I can concentrate only for 5minutes max. I star...
You probably have an overactive mind that fantasies easily on any possibility. This is a non-productive way of living. You must ground yourself to reality. The following will help if you did them meticulously: Daily exercise of at least half an hour is a must. Even if you go to a gym, ask for aerobic and/or callisthenic exercises with whatever else you are doing. A healthy body harbors a healthy mind. With regard to memory, it is very important that your brain and body is ideally rested to be able to recall whatever is required, rather comfortably. Puzzles pose problems to the brain that help it to use new pathways and neurons, which give the brain considerable exercise. It taxes the left brain to use logic to solve the myriad possibilities which other activities do not stimulate. Crosswords are excellent for vocabulary learning and use. Jigsaws and Rubik cube stimulate different permutations to finally settle on the most likely one. Picture completion and anagrams help approach problem-solving from several angles. Do Sudoku, and memory co-relation activities and skills. Have a good night’s sleep, have a good breakfast of more proteins, meditate often, remain free of stress, eat a lot of fiber (whole grains, fruits and vegetables), nuts, avocado, eat dark chocolate, consume less of fat and use olive oil instead, do Yoga meditation exercises, etc. You need to check out if you are stronger visual or auditory. The visual is a better mode than the auditory. However, if you combine the two modes, you will get the best concentration. Have a special place of learning, which should be well lit, with soft painted walls, well-ventilated, with no distractions. When you get bored, study by writing. If you repeat learning, at least, five to seven times, you will apparently remember for a longer time. Sit comfortably but do not slouch. The reading material should be of a fairly large print. Study at small intervals of about 40 minutes and then take a break or change the subject. Short-term memory is a faculty of the left brain, and long-term memory is a feature of the right brain. When people are stressed, they tend to favor the right brain and abandon the left brain, where short-term memory resides. So, it is really very simple: deal with the stress and activate left brain functions. Here are a few suggestions to activate left brain function: shut your left nostril and breathe, move your eyes from right to left and vice versa for at least half a minute at a time, and do callisthenic exercises with some form of counting, regularly. There is a new exercise called Super Brain Yoga, which is done by holding the right earlobe with your left thumb and index finger, and the left earlobe with your right hand’s thumb and index finger. In this position, you must squat down and rise up and do this for five minutes every day. There is some memory enhancing techniques and study methods that your teacher will be able to guide you with. If your home life is full of distractions and stress, it is likely to affect your memory, adversely. In that case, I suggest that the family goes for counseling too. The following foods do help too: Blueberries, walnuts, turmeric, Spinach, tomatoes, broccoli, acorn squash, green tea, oily fish, boiled egg, turkey, apples, oatmeal, leafy greens, lentils, pumpkin seeds, avocado, cinnamon, thyme, sunflower seeds, and red wine. Avoid sugar and junk food.
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I have constant headache and sometimes pain and irritation in my eyes also. please help.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
I have constant headache and sometimes pain and irritation in my eyes also. please help.
1.Take paracetamol 500mg,1 tablet sos after food up to a maximum of 3 tablets daily, 2.Drink plenty of water 3.Take rest If you have recurrent attack of headache 1.It could be a tension headache due to stress and strain or migraine. 2.Avoid stress, physical and mental exertion 3.Go for regular exercise 4.Practice yoga, meditation and deep breathing exercise to calm your mind, control your emotion and relieve stress 5.Check for refractive error, sinusitis Hemoglobin, BP 6. Consult Neurologist to rule out other causes of headache
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Positive and negative effects of contact lenses

FICO-1, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Positive and negative effects of contact lenses

Contact lenses are one of the most convenient ways to correct vision related problems. It is easily disposable and requires the least maintenance. It might have minor side effects in the form of irritations and allergies but it requires the least time for adaptability. They help to correct nearsightedness and farsightedness along with astigmatism and age-related vision problems like presbyopia. Following are the benefits and harms of wearing contact lenses.

Positive effects of contact lenses


1. Better vision - Wearing contact lenses improves your vision to a great amount, especially peripheral vision. They are comfortable to wear and can correct both nearsightedness and farsightedness. They can cause discomfort initially but are more effective than glasses. Lenses are also available in bifocals and tints and can be worn for long periods of time.
2. Great for an active lifestyle - Glasses can be a hindrance to sports activities and can limit your peripheral vision. Lenses, on the other hand, are great for an active lifestyle as they require short adaptation period. They are easy to put and take care of and do not require a lot of maintenance on your part as it needs least cleaning.

Risks of wearing contact lenses

1. Dry eyes - Dry eyes are the most common side effects of wearing contact lenses
2. Infections - Contact lenses wearers are prone to infection of the cornea called keratitis. It can cause swelling, blurry vision and other problems due to lack of oxygen supply to the cornea. Infection can be prevented by maintaining the hygiene while wearing and taking off lenses.
3. Allergic reactions - Allergic reaction to the contact lens solution can affect your vision as it causes inflammation of the eyeballs and redness. It can also cause eyelid inflammation and limit your scope of vision.

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Can I were contact lens while riding scoty. And contact lens can harm or damaged eyes?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), modern diagnostics
Ayurveda,
Can I were contact lens while riding scoty. And contact lens can harm or damaged eyes?
No harm in wearing soft lens. You could wear as long so to 7 hours. Or else if may scratch your cornea
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Hello sir. I'm 20 years old guy. I'm wearing glasses since 2008. My power is close to -6.00 to -6.50 in both eyes. I can't see anything clear if I remove my glasses. Please help me to decrease my power & if possible remove my glasses. I'l surely do whatever it takes to. I just want to remove my glasses & make my eye healthy again. Thanks allot.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
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I'm 20 years old guy.
I'm wearing glasses since 2008. My power is close to -6.00 to -6.50 in both eyes. I ...
It seems from the history that you are having refractive error in the form of myopia of -6 and -6.5 dioptres. The treatment for this is by the use of spectacles and contact lenses as you are doing now. The refractive power becomes stable after the age of 18-20 years. Since you are 20 now this refractive power will not usually show any further variation. You can correct this completely by refractive laser surgeries like LASIK. This is the only curative treatment for refractive errors. No medicine can correct this problem. Use of foods rich in vitamin A like carrots, green leafy vegetables and fish if you are non vegetarian will help in providing good eye health but this will not decrease the refractive power. Similarly medicines like vitamin A supplements, antioxidants will help in providing good eye health. Hence food and medicine will help in providing good eye health, but if you want to avoid use of spectacles or contact lenses, then only option available is refractive laser surgeries like LASIK.
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Actually my eyes are paining they are getting red sometimes im feeling heavy on the eye brows please advice me some medicine.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Actually my eyes are paining they are getting red sometimes im feeling heavy on the eye brows please advice me some m...
There are many reasons of pain in eyes and few important ones are 1.Lack of sleep 2.Hypertension or Hypotension 3.Frequent upper resp.Tract infections like Sneezing,Sinusitis 4.Weak eye sight,conjunctivitis,Allergy 5.Overuse of eyes while studying,watching TV,Computers,Mobiles. So identify the cause of your Eye pain and treatment and management can be given accordingly. You can use following Homoeopathic eyedrops for general Eye pain CINERARIA EUPHRASIA EYE DROPS
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I am 21 years old I have a problem of eye sight I can't able you see without glasses. Is their any cure by natural methods.

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
I am 21 years old I have a problem of eye sight I can't able you see without glasses. Is their any cure by natural me...
Get your refraction done and wear spectacles eat green veggies. Carrots. Strain less your eyes. Relax your eyes in between work. Blink regularily if working for long time on computer. Lower the brightness of your screen. Work under adequately illuminated conditions. If needed wear corrective spectacles. These r few things you can take care of. Otherwise as such no options available which wd increases your eyesight.
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Hello, I am wearing specs of power 6.5, & I am 22 now. Still at this age my power is increasing! Need suggestions to take care of my eyes.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Hello,
I am wearing specs of power 6.5, & I am 22 now.
Still at this age my power is increasing!
Need suggestions to ...
Being a homoeopath,i will advise you to undergo homoeopathic treatment as there are very effective homoeopathic medicines which will not only stabalise your increasing power of eyesight but along with exercises aand a diet plan will prove effective combination for improving eyesight.consult me
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I am 20 year old I want to remove my spectacle please suggest me with good views my points in high values I want to remove this?

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
I am 20 year old I want to remove my spectacle please suggest me with good views my points in high values I want to r...
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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I have red eyes for over 5 days with fever that increases gradually in the evenings. What should I do?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have red eyes for over 5 days with fever that increases gradually in the evenings. What should I do?
Eye redness is most often due to swollen or dilated blood vessels. This makes the surface of the eye look red. There are many causes of a red eye or eyes like infection, allergy. Foreign body in eyes. Some are medical emergencies and some are a cause for concern, but not an emergency. Others are nothing to worry about. Consult your local eye specilist to see what is the cause.
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Is it better to do cataract surgery on both eyes at once or we should take the time gap of months or days? Or is it ok if we do only one eye cataract surgery?

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Is it better to do cataract surgery on both eyes at once or we should take the time gap of months or days? Or is it o...
It is better not to do cataract surgery for both eyes simultaneous ly. Give a gap of at least 2-3 months.
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Is LASIK surgery is a safe option for myopia? If there is a risk after surgery please mention its drawbacks.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Is LASIK surgery is a safe option for myopia? If there is a risk after surgery please mention its drawbacks.
Please Yes It is safe, useful in having bigger nos Lasic surgery does not stop future change in no.
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I am having pain in my eyes and my vision is getting very weak. What should I do?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I am having pain in my eyes and my vision is getting very weak. What should I do?
pain and redness are signs of potential vision threatening problem,, you need to show it to eye doctor immediately
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My eyes is paining frm yesterday. N m able to see all things. Only there is pain. What should I do?

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
My eyes is paining frm yesterday. N m able to see all things. Only there is pain. What should I do?
Pain is unusual in eyes. You need to make sure that vision is not affected. You need to visit eye surgeon to rule out any vision threatening problem.
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