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Dr. B V Ashalata

Dr. B V Ashalata

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Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


13 Years Experience Overall  (11 years as specialist)

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Dr. Ashalata is a competent Ophthalmologist on Sarjapur Road and has an experience of 12 years in this field. She practices at Pranav Eye Clinic, Sarjapur Road and at Columbia Asia Hospital, Whitefield, Bangalore. She completed her MBBS from Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Kolar, and DOMS from Dr. B R Ambedkar Medical College. She further went on to do her Fellowship in Medical Retina from Retina Institute of Karnataka. She also has had training in all aspects of vitreoretinal diagnosis and laser treatment.

Sarjapur Road, Bangalore

Pranav Eye Clinic


Benaka Complex, 3rd Floor, 65A/1, Kaikondrahalli, Landmark: Next to Jain Heights Apartments, Sarjapur Road,, Bangalore

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Mon - Fri

09:30 - 12:30
04:30 - 06:30


09:30 - 12:30
04:00 - 06:30

Max. 60 mins wait + Verified details

Common questions & answers

Q: Who is an Ophthalmologist?

A: An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor specialised in vision and eye care. Unlike other specialisations in eye care, ophthalmologists attend to almost all kinds of eye disorders and related issues. Since they are doctors, they can refer patients to other specialists even if the disease is not eye related.

Q: Is an Ophthalmologist different from an Optometrist?

A: Yes. Both of them are very much different. Although ophthalmologists and optometrists both provide vision and eye care, an optometrist attends to common eye disorders and certain chronic diseases like glaucoma, while an ophthalmologist, along with the common disorders, can take up more complex eye disorders that even require surgery.

Q: Can an Ophthalmologist perform surgery?

A: Yes, ophthalmologists can perform surgery as they tend to have years of training and experience. Many ophthalmologists obtain subspecialty training in areas like eyelid surgery, retinal surgery or pediatric surgery. Others perform surgery based on requirements of the local hospitals or surgical centres.

Q: How can an Ophthalmologist help for Cataract?

A: Ophthalmologists initially perform eye exams like slit-lamp exam, retinal exam, and visual acuity test. Once cataract is diagnosed, there are certain steps that the patient should follow. Cataract can be removed only with surgery. During surgery, the eye’s natural cloudy lens is replaced by an artificial lens by the surgeon, thus resolving the issue.

Q: Should one visit an Ophthalmologist for contact lenses?

A: An ophthalmologist can indeed prescribe contact lenses. Even optometrists can prescribe contact lenses and hence it is not necessary that one should visit an ophthalmologist only. Both of them can perform eye exams for the same and the patient can visit either of them


MBBS - Devaraj URS Medical College - Kolar, 2004
DO - Dr B R Ambedkar medical college, 2009


Karnataka Ophthalmic Society
All India Ophthalmological Society
Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)


2014 - 2017 Consultant Ophthalmologist - Part time at Columbia Asia Whitefield
2014 - 2017 Consultant Ophthalmologist - Part time at Apollo Clinic, Bellandur
2013 - 2013 Fellow in Medical Retina at Retina Institute of Karnataka
2011 - 2013 Consultant Ophthalmologist at Devi Eye Hospital
2009 - 2009 Junior Registrar at Manipal Hospital


70811 Karnataka Medical Council, 2005

Trainings and Certifications

Felowship in Medical Retina - Retina Institute of Karnataka, 2013
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