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Dr. Bharath Kumar

Dr. Bharath Kumar

MBBS, DO, DNB - Ophthalmology


Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


16 Years Experience Overall  (16 years as specialist)

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Dr. Bharath Kumar is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore and has an experience of 16 years in this field. Dr. Bharath Kumar practices at Apollo Hospital in Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore and Divya Jyoti Nethralaya in VV Puram, Bangalore. He completed MBBS from University Of Mysore, India in 1998,DO from RGUHS in 2001 and DNB - Ophthalmology from National Borad of Examinations Ministry of Health Government of India in 2004. He is a member of Karnataka Medical Council. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Anterior Cruciate Ligament,Cataracts,Vision Correction Surgery, LASIK and LCA etc.

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Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore

Apollo Hospital


154/11, Bannerghatta Road, Amalodbhavi Nagar, Panduranga Nagar, Landmark: Opposite IIM, Bangalore

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10:00 - 03:00

Max. 60 mins wait + Verified details

VV Puram, Bangalore

Divya Jyoti Nethralaya

Market Road, Sajjan Rao Circle, VV Puram, Landmark: Opposite to VB Bakery, Bangalore

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Mon, Wed, Fri

05:00 - 08:30

Thu, Sat

10:30 - 01:00
05:00 - 08:30

Max. 15 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


Anterior Cruciate Ligament
Vision Correction Surgery
Vitreo Retinal Surgery
Laser Vision Correction

Awards and Recognitions

He has Published a paper in the Journal “Molecular Genetics” titled “Refinement of locus on Chromosome for Retinitis pigmentosa in an Indian family”. This was done in association with the Indian Institute of Science.


MBBS - University Of Mysore, India, 1998
DO - RGUHS, 2001
DNB - Ophthalmology - National Borad of Examinations Ministry of Health Government of India, 2004


Karnataka Medical Council


Teaching Faculty at K T G Para Medical College
Medical Director & Technical Advisor at Bhagwan Mahaveer Darshan Eye Hospital


51962 Karnataka Medical Council, 1999
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