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Dr. S V Varan Sivaprakasam

DO MS FAMS (VIENNA)

Ophthalmologist, tiruvannamalai

41 Years Experience  ·  200 at clinic
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Dr. S V Varan Sivaprakasam is an experienced Ophthalmologist in Thiruvanmiyur, Tiruvannamalai. He has helped numerous patients in his 41 years of experience as a Ophthalmologist. He is a qualified DO MS FAMS (VIENNA) . He is currently practising at shivaa eye hospital in Thiruvanmiyur, Tiruvannamalai. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. S V Varan Sivaprakasam on Lybrate.com.

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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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Dr. I have allergies, and my eyes are affected the most, they, re puffy, red and itchy. What can I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
Dr. I have allergies, and my eyes are affected the most, they, re puffy, red and itchy. What can I do?
Homoeopathic medicine------------------- cineramycin eyedrops (hapdco) pour into eyes 1-2 drops 3 times daily--------------------- report after 5 days---------------------- if redness persists for even 2 days after usage of above eyedrops, then start using below given homoeopathic medicine along with eyedrops----------- euphrasia 30 (dr reckeweg) drink 2 drops direct on tongue every 2-3 hrly---------------- report after 5 days------------------------
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My pupil of left eye is not reacting to light and appear smaller than right eye. There is drooping of left upper eye lid. Also there is no sweating on left side of head face neck and armpits. MRI of brain orbit and CV junction is normal. Except asymmetry in the lateral ventricles.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
My pupil of left eye is not reacting to light and appear smaller than right eye. There is drooping of left upper eye ...
Hello, Tk, ,plenty of water. Go for meditation. Avoid, junk food, alcohol, nicotine, watching TV. Late in the night. Ensure, sound sleep. Tk, apples, carrots, ,papaya, spinach, milk. Tk, homoeo medicine:@ Gelsemium 30-6 pills, thrice. Tk, care.
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I am 23years old guy. I am suffering from watering problem in eyes since last 2 year. I consulted many doctors but of no use. My left eye lower punta has blocked. Some doctor said as your upper punta is fine. your eyes are OK. Some said you need to go through surgical process. I m unable to decide. I hve gone through syringing process. BT it relieves only fr few months. please tell some proper treatment.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I am 23years old guy. I am suffering from watering problem in eyes since last 2 year. I consulted many doctors but of...
hello nishu...there is nothing to worry....there is continuous production of tears in our eyes..and that water goes from eye to nose from lacrimal pathway. now 80% of this transport is from lower puncta and 20% from upper puncta...as ur lower puncta is blocked...so upper puncta is doing its work....it usually starts working more but sometimes insufficient to transport whole water that is produced.....there is no indication for surgery except when patient demands surgery (like in ur case as ur upper puncta is not sufficent to transport whole water)
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My son is 7 years old. Always during summer he is suffering from reddish, watering and itching eyes problem. please do needful suggestion.

FICO, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Gandhinagar
My son is 7 years old. Always during summer he is suffering from reddish, watering and itching eyes problem. please d...
Redness of the eyes has multiple causes associated with it. To enumerate a few common causes: (1) allergy of the eye. It is usually caused by improper eye hygiene. There is a tendency to rub the eyes with fingers, handkerchief, cloth, etc. This is not a good habit because it tends to transmit lots of virus, bacteria and dust into the eye. Allergy usually presents with symptoms of watering (clear water), redness and itching of the eye. (2) infectious conjunctivitis: this is usually associated with white-yellowish discharge. If so, it would be a good idea to go and show to an eye specialist in person. (3) foreign body lodged in the eye. This is more commonly associated with people who drive 2 wheeler vehicles without protection. It occurs more commonly in one eye. Foreign bodies that commonly get lodged are eyelashes, insect wings, small insects, dust particles, iron particles (more common with people working in the iron industry) the solution for a foreign body lodged in the eye would be better provided by an eye specialist at the clinic. (4) raised intraocular pressure: this is a condition known as glaucoma. It is not so common as the previous mentioned conditions. There is usually associated pain in the eyes. It is commonly bilateral (occurs in both eyes). There is usually a positive family history of glaucoma associated in a majority of the cases. (5) inflammation of the coats of the eyeball. This is known as" uveitis" it is also a relatively less common condition. There is associated pain. It would require a thorough eye checkup including the retina-thus a good idea would be to visit the eye specialist in person. (6) increased blood pressure. This has known to cause redness which is also known as sub-conjunctival hemorrhage. In this regard, a complete ophthalmic evaluation and a systemic evaluation is warranted. From the symptoms described by you, it seems more likely to be a case of allergy. Maintaining the precautions and hygiene that I mentioned should probably work well for you. You could also use a lubricant eye drop along with an anti-histamine eye drop. (3-4 times daily) hope my suggestions helped you. Take car.
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My daughters power vision is increasing very fast. Please suggest to prevent and decreasing the power vision.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
My daughters power vision is increasing very fast. Please suggest to prevent and decreasing the power vision.
Hello, Include the following for getting better vision: Vitamins A, C, E, and minerals like copper and zinc are essential to eyesight. Get the antioxidants from dark leafy greens, egg yolks, yellow peppers, pumpkin, sweet potatoes, and carrots. Include garlic and onions. Blueberries, grapes as they have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that can help improve your vision. DHA is a fatty acid found in coldwater fish like wild salmon, sardines and mackerel. Exercises for eyes: Warm your eyes. Rub your palms together to create heat, and then place them against your eyes for five seconds. Repeat this three times. Roll your eyes. Start by looking up and then slowly circle 10 times clockwise and 10 times counterclockwise. Focus. Hold a pen at arm's length, focus your eyes on it, and slowly bring the pen closer until it's about 6 inches away from your nose. Then slowly move it back, keeping your eyes focused on the pen, 10 times in all. Massage your temples. Using your thumb knuckles, massage your temples in small circles, 20 times in one direction and 20 in the other. Repeat the same actions above the mid-point of the eyebrows at the forehead, then below the eyes on both sides of the bridge of the nose. Take a mini-nap. Put your head back, close your eyes, and relax for 3 minutes. Insufficient sleep may weaken your vision, so shoot for 8 hours of sound sleep a night. Rest your eyes 10 minutes for every 50 minutes spent reading or in front of the computer. If your eyes feel overly tired, lie down and place cooling cucumber slices over your eyelids. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicine which will help you in preventing rather reducing the power of your eyes. Take Physostigma 6/ thrice daily for 1 month. Thereafter, revert back for further guidance.
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I have a black ring around my eyes. How can I solve this problem. I used many medicine but it doesn't clear my black Ring.

MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Rewa
I have a black ring around my eyes. How can I solve this problem. I used many medicine but it doesn't clear my black ...
Dear lybrate-user:- As per your complaints, you r suffering from Black hallow arround eyes. Following treatment is being recommended to you E/ o Chlorocol -H two times a day × 15 days. Take regullar aerobic exercises, green vegetables, Coloured fruits, PLENTY of water.
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Why India Has POOREST Eyesight? + 4 Tips for Improving Your Eyesight

Vitreo Retina, MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Why India Has POOREST Eyesight? + 4 Tips for Improving Your Eyesight

4 effective tips for improving your eyesight

You'd be shocked to know that 1/3rd of the blind people of the world are Indians, which amounts to about 15 million people in India alone. Moreover, the risk of cataract is also high in India, with about 3 million people developing this condition, annually. Even the number of people with power in their eyes in India has gone up considerably. Thus, proper eye care is the need of the hour.

Here are some useful tips to maintain your eyesight, while improving your overall eye health.

1. Ensure that your eyes remain hydrated
You can do so by drinking the standard 8-10 glasses of water a day. Moreover, opting for a pair of sunglasses having a UV filter also proves to be useful in this regard. The reason behind is that sunglasses prevent the wind from robbing the moisture away from your eyes. Alternatively, you can ask an optometrist to prescribe a simple saline solution to hydrate your eyes and give them a soothing feel.

2. Don't keep looking at the computer screen continuously
Staring at the computer screen for a long time at a stretch can affect your eyes negatively. So, implement the 20/20/20 rule into your daily routine. According to this rule, you should remove your gaze from the computer screen every 20 minutes and then direct your vision towards an object kept at a distance of 20 feet for 20 seconds. This break helps your eyes to relax and refocus, consequently avoiding the occurrence of blurry vision.

3. Give your body a balanced diet and correct amount of sleep
Ensure that your daily diet contains green, leafy vegetables and fruits and food rich in antioxidants. These food products help in improving your vision to a large extent. Moreover, sleep for around eight hours every night to prevent eyestrain.

4. Make it a daily habit to perform eye exercises
The most effective technique to naturally improve your eyesight is performing eye exercises. Regular eye exercises not only enhance your vision but also give strength to your eyes.

Here's a simple exercise you can try. This works by applying heat to your eyes in order to relax them. For this, you can rub your palms together till they become warm and then place them on your eyes. Let your palms remain there for 10 seconds and then open your eyes.

It is also very important that you take care of your existing health problems like diabetes, hypertension, neurological problems or allergies and be regular with exercising such that it keeps your body fit and does not bear any impact on other organs like eyes.

'consult'.

Related Tip: 7 Easy Ways to Get Relief from EveryDay Computer Eye Strain

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Sir now I'm very irritated by my space! I visited a doctor and he said you can do laser operation but you should have to cross 20 of age! Sir I'm now 18 and 1 month! Should I'm able to remove my glass from laser operation! And it is safe or not?

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Sir now I'm very irritated by my space! I visited a doctor and he said you can do laser operation  but you should hav...
U can use contact lens. At present. If your refraction is stable for an yr and your corneal conditions satisfy the eligibility criterion, then you can go for refractive surgery.
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I have problem related to red eyes. I always finds redness in my eyes. Whenever I moves on bike, my eyes color turn to red. Please suggest me.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have problem related to red eyes. I always finds redness in my eyes. Whenever I moves on bike, my eyes color turn t...
Homoeopathic medicine EUPHRASIA 30 ( Dr Reckeweg) Drink 2 drops direct on tongue every 2-3 hrly EUPHRASIA EYEDROPS ( SBL ) pour into eyes 1-2 drops 3 times daily Wear goggles while driving two wheeler. If no improvement in 5 days then immediately visit an eye specialist a Phycical examination i required then.
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I am 17 year old boy from bikaner want to ask that my eye sight is too weak What should I do?

DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
I am 17 year old boy from bikaner 
want to ask that my eye sight is too weak
What should I do?
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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What is hypermetropia and myopia? What are the causes of this? What are the symptoms and causes of this give me idea about this.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
What is hypermetropia and myopia? What are the causes of this? What are the symptoms and causes of this give me idea ...
Myopia is the term used to define short sightedness. Light from a distant object forms an image before it reaches the retina. This could be because the eye is too long, or the cornea or crystalline lens is too strong. A myopic person has clear vision when looking at objects close to them, but distant objects will appear blurred. Hypermetropia means long sight and is where the image of a nearby object is formed behind the retina. This could be because the eye is too short, or the cornea or crystalline lens does not refract the light enough. A hypermetropic person may have blurred vision when looking at objects close to them, and clearer vision when looking at objects in the distance. By placing a convex (plus powered) lens in front of a hypermetropic eye, the image is moved forward and focuses correctly on the retina
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Cosmetic/artificial eye surgery will be possible in this hospital. If yes please confirm the estimate cost.

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
Cosmetic/artificial eye surgery will be possible in this hospital. If yes please confirm the estimate cost.
Hello Can you please explain artificial eye surgery? It's not the whole eye but just the cornea is transplanted if cornea is damaged Whole eye is never changed
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After waking up there is lot of puffiness under my eye, family doc said it might be kidney infection I checked all the report every thing is normal at time this puffiness is all day.

C.S.C, D.C.H, M.B.B.S
General Physician,
After waking up there is lot of puffiness under my eye, family doc said it might be kidney infection I checked all th...
You need to go for a detailed check up again. Could be allergic angioedema which is of no trouble. Anyway check up and inform me.
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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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I have suffered from bad eyes. In winter water is falling from my eyes. What can I do?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have suffered from bad eyes. In winter water is falling from my eyes. What can I do?
watering of eyes can be due to many reasons and the main reasons are 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 allergy in my eyes, since I am 7years old. Looks like its going but again coming back. What shall I do?

Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology, DOMS
Ophthalmologist, Sangrur
I have allergy in my eyes, since I am 7years old. Looks like its going but again coming back. What shall I do?
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 to say that there is no drug 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 wearing spectacles since last 7 years. Will this be with me forever .My far vision is weak and i m a student.

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
If you want to remove specs go for LASIK. You should fulfill the criteria for getting LASIK done.The procedure is simple, safe and cheap.
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I have a red eyes for every 3 days iam facing the problem. I was checked with the doctor he suggested me the to take the drops, But still iam facing the problem.

FPRS, DNB Ophtalmology
Ophthalmologist, Pune
I have a red eyes for every 3 days iam facing the problem. I was checked with the doctor he suggested me the to take ...
red eyes could be because of many reasons but commonly it is due to allergy or infection. its just been three days so just continue the medicines, sometimes redness takes longer to subside
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Hello doctor. I am suffering from severe headache nd my eyes were paining alot.. .i am unable to even read the books continuously.

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Hello doctor. I am suffering from severe headache nd my eyes were paining alot.. .i am unable to even read the books ...
Your symptoms might be due to change in number or power of glasses. Get it examined to and use the corrected glasses to alleviate these symptoms.
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