6 Best Eye Specialists in India - Eye Vision Problem Symptoms During Pregnancy

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Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MBBS on 05 Oct 2018 - Written by Dr. Anupama Rao - MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MBBS

The list of 6 best Eye specialists in India is categorized on the basis of the reviews, services and treatment cost. Eye vision problem symptoms during pregnancy are Double vision, Temporary loss of vision, Blurry vision, Blind spots. One should visit the ophthalmologist if he experiences these symptoms.

Pregnancy is a period where your body goes through maximum physiological and hormonal changes including vision. There are a number of diseases and conditions that impact a pregnant woman and it is of utmost importance that these are looked after by an ophthalmologist well in time. Drying of the cornea or Dry Eye Syndrome is a typical symptom, which is experienced by the expecting mothers. Normally pregnancy is a phase where there is a rise in estrogen hormones in your body, which causes eyes to be drier as your body produces few tears. Hence, Dry Eye Syndrome should not be ignored as it can pose serious risks to your eyesight along with cornea damage and increased sensitivity to light. However, women without pregnancy, men as well as children, in general, can also experience Dry Eye Syndrome.

You may likewise see blazing lights or blindsides. One conceivable reason is a condition called headache cerebral pain with quality, which a few ladies encounter out of the blue amid pregnancy. This can incorporate visual aggravations, for example, splendid flashes of light, crisscross lines, blindside, or even transitory loss of vision. It's conceivable to have airside effects without the migraine.

Therefore, for your benefit, below is a research of best Ophthalmologists or Eye Specialists in India with the highest review ratings.

1. Dr. P. Kiran

Dr. P. Kiran comes under the category of top Ophthalmologists in India due to his popularity and highest review ratings. Currently working atVasan Eye Care in Kukatpally, Hyderabad, Dr. Kiran is quite a renowned figure in the field of Ophthalmology both at national and international front.

  • Services: Treatment of Squint, Cataract Surgery, Laser Treatment, Routine Eye Check-up, Vitro-Retinal Surgery, Laser Cataract Surgery and Reduced Vision Treatment
  • Consultation Fees: Rs. 200
  • Location: Vasan Eye Care, Kukatpally, Hyderabad

2. Dr. T. A. Aniruddha

When it comes to Ophthalmology in India, Dr. T. A. Aniruddha is one of the best choices to make. With an experience of more than a decade in the field of Ophthalmology, Dr. Aniruddha can be best contacted for Dry Eye Syndrome treatment during pregnancy. Apart from this, he is specialized in Routine Eye Check-up, Laser Treatment, Lasik Surgery Treatment and Vitro Retinal Surgery. Dr. Aniruddha currently works at Vasan Eye Care, Bangalore.

  • Services: Routine Eye Check-up, Laser Treatment, Lasik Surgery Treatment and Vitro Retinal Surgery, Dry Eye Syndrome Treatment
  • Consultation Fees:Rs. 500
  • Location: Vasan Eye Care, Koramangala, Bangalore

3. Dr. Umah Venugopal

Dr. Umah Venugopal is an Eye Specialist based in Bangalore. With proficient degrees such as MBBS, DOMS, and DNB – Ophthalmology, Dr. Venugopal earns a great accolade due to her impeccable career in Ophthalmology. She is specialized in both surgery and medicine. She currently works at Vasan Eye Care, Bangalore.

  • Services: Laser Cataract Surgery, Reduced Vision Treatment, Treatment of Squint, and Cataract Surgery
  • Consultation Fees: Rs. 500
  • Location: Vasan Eye Care, Koramangala, Bangalore

4. Dr. Sudipto Pakrasi

Dr. Sudipto Pakrasi is a well-known Eye Specialist based in Gurgaon. Dr. Sudipto has accomplished his specialization in Cataract, Refractive Surgery, and issues related to Cornea. He is appreciated for his medical approach in treating Intraocular Implants (IOL), LASIK Procedure, Laser Eye Surgery, Wavefront Laser Eye Surgery, Epi-LASIK, Retinal Detachment Surgery, Yag Laser Capsulotomy, Blade-Free LASIK and many others. Currently associated with Medanta - The Medicity, he has a vast experience of over three decades. Dr. Pakrasi did his MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College and then pursued MD in Ophthalmology from RP Centre, AIIMS. He then practiced at AIIMS as a senior resident.

  • Services:Treatment of Cataract and problems related to the cornea, Wavefront Laser Eye Surgery, Intraocular Implants (IOL), LASIK Procedure, Laser Eye Surgery, Retinal Detachment Surgery, Epi-LASIK, Yag Laser Capsulotomy
  • Consultation Fees:Rs. 1000
  • Location:Medanta- The Medicity, Gurgaon

5. Dr. P Viswanathan

Dr. P Viswanathan is an Ophthalmologist and Eye Surgeon located in Chennai. He is a Vitreoretinal Specialist with a great experience in Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Backed by nearly two decades of experience, Dr. Vishwanathan can successfully evaluate and treat various eye diseases and conditions including cataract, squint, Uveitis, and Glaucoma. Apart from this, he is an expert in Lasik for glasses removal, Refractive Surgery, Eye Muscle Surgery and so on. Currently, he is practicing at Apollo Hospital at Greams Lane and the Eye Clinic in Valasaravakkam, Chennai. He is as an MBBS and MS in Ophthalmology from Stanley Medical College & Hospital in Chennai. Dr. Vishwanathan has different prestigious memberships to his credit. He is a member of All India Ophthalmological Society, Tamil Nadu Medical Council and Indian Medical Association (IMA). He is also a member of The Royal College Of Surgeons, Edinburgh, MRCS (UK) as well as holds the Fellowship of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (FRCO).

  • Services: Eye Surgery, Squint Surgery, LASIK Eye Surgery, Refractive Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Uveitis, Oculoplastic Surgery and others
  • Consultation Fees:Rs. 1000
  • Location: Chennai

6. Dr. Deependra V Singh

Dr. Deependra V Singh is an established Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon located in Shalimar Bagh, Delhi. He is a specialist in different types of eye diseases and conditions like Uveitis, Reduced Vision, Retinal Detachment Surgery, Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), Vitreoretinal Surgery, Fundus Fluorescein Angiography, and Macular etc. He has a rich experience of more than 2 decades. He is presently associated with Eye Q Super Speciality Eye Hospitals in Delhi and Gurgaon. He pursued his MBBS successfully from Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences Rohtak, while his MD in Ophthalmology was done from All India Institute of Medical Sciences. Dr. Singh is associated with All India Ophthalmological Society, Indian Medical Association (IMA), Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS), Vitro Retina Society of India (VRSI), and Delhi Medical Council and Delhi Medical Association (DMA).

  • Services:Fundus Fluorescein Angiography, Treatment of Macular, Reduced Vision, ROP and Cataract
  • Consultation Fee:Rs.520
  • Location: Shalimar Bagh, Delhi

What are the various eye vision problems during pregnancy and what are its symptoms?

Just like other parts of the body, pregnancy can take its toll on your eyes too. The percentage of women that are affected by eye related concerns are as much as 15% during pregnancy. There are a number of factors like fluid retention, hormonal imbalance, changed metabolism, and blood circulation in the body that influence the health of eyes to a great extent. For example, if you wear glasses, in a most unlikely case, there could be a possibility that you may have to visit a doctor. Fluid retention too can be a reason behind the increased thickness and curvature of the cornea.

That’s why your doctor does not recommend laser eye surgery in pregnancy period or to get a new pair of glasses or contact lenses. Such minor changes in vision during pregnancy are temporary and can get corrected on their own after delivery. Yet if you sense that the change is more prominent and doesn’t get corrected naturally then you will have to consult an ophthalmologist or an eye doctor.

Be sure to inform your doctor in case of:

  • Double vision
  • Temporary loss of vision
  • Blurry vision
  • Blind spots
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Spots or flashing lights in your vision

For those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, it is recommended that they get in touch with the eye doctor as it may have a harmful effect on the vision during pregnancy. They should get diagnosed for damaged blood vessels in the retina also known as diabetic retinopathy. Regular checkups are important during pregnancy and postpartum duration.

There are some more symptoms related to eyes that may arise during pregnancy that you need to know about:

1. Improvement in Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition, which causes damage to the optic nerve that connects eyes with the brain due to increased fluid pressure in the eyes. This condition may get improved when a woman is pregnant thereby dosage of medicine can be reduced during pregnancy.

2. Dryness and irritation

You may find it challenging to wear contact lenses during pregnancy or breastfeeding due to slight changes occurring in the thickness and shape of the cornea. This may also result in dryness and irritation in the eyes.

3. Visual disturbances from migraines

A condition known as migraine headache with aura could come as a reason if you see flashing light and blind spots during pregnancy period. This could be during first time pregnancy. It can have visual disturbances listed as zigzag lines, flashes of light, blind spots, or temporary loss of vision. Symptoms may also be experienced without a headache.

4. Eye disease

In some cases, a pregnant woman may also develop central serous chorioretinopathy, a condition when fluid accumulates below the retina. This leads to the appearance of blind spots because of the distortion of vision due to the detachment of retina. This condition, usually observed during late pregnancy period, can sometimes arise during first or second trimester also. It generally gets corrected on its own after the delivery.

Why you may have to visit an ophthalmologist during pregnancy?

You have to be well aware of the fact that the change in the vision can be an indicator of potentially risky conditions like high blood pressure.  It is established that around 50% of pregnant women suffering from eclampsia as well as 25 % of the pregnant population of women that have preeclampsia report visual symptoms that deteriorate with time. These symptoms are:

  • Inability to focus the eyes
  • Blind spots
  • Blurred vision
  • Double vision
  • Flashes of light

Now, you are well aware of the eyesight problems that can arise during pregnancy. Apart from this, you can also utilize the list of the best eye specialists in India to treat your eye problems.

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Ashish Bhatti

Dr. Sudipto Pakrasi is best for laser eye surgeon in Gurgaon. Hospitals like the Medicity can never betray you and they only provide the quality services to there patients along with good amenities. Highly impressed!

Oct. 13, 2018, 7:21 a.m. 5.0


Vipina Chawla

Will my blind spot get transferred to my child? I am planning to conceive and I don't want my child to suffer from blind spots for the whole life. Is there something that I could do to prevent this?

Sept. 30, 2018, 12:52 a.m. 5.0


Mughdha Mannan

I used to wear glasses sometimes and during my pregnancy, my vision got worse. Now I have to wear glasses all the time as I have blurry vision. Can it be treated?

Sept. 15, 2018, 7:25 p.m. 4.5


Sandeep Rajput

After reading this article, I was curious to have my vision tested. Dr. T. A. Aniruddha diagnosed me and explained me each and everything about spots or flashing lights in my vision. He suggested me some drops and now I can see a fruitful difference.

Sept. 3, 2018, 9:01 a.m. 4.5


Vasant Nallapu

I have a migraine which affects my vision sometimes. Can I visit Dr. T. A. Aniruddha for my routine eye checkup? He seems more experienced in the given list and his clinic is nearby my place.

Aug. 29, 2018, 10:11 a.m. 4.5


Subhash Chande

Aug. 27, 2018, 10:29 a.m. 4.5

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