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Dr. Bhujang Shetty

Dr. Bhujang Shetty

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MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

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38 Years Experience Overall  (38 years as specialist)

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He is an alumnus of Bangalore medical college where he did his MBBS in 1978. He did his ophthalmology residency in Minto Ophthalmic Hospital, Bangalore medical college in 1982. He started his ophthalmology practice in a small clinic in the eighties. He had a great vision to grow, foresight to anticipate future needs and enthusiasm to develop. The hospital was shifted to the current building in October 1993. Once only an eye clinic became a multi specialty eye hospital and started growing year by year. To meet the growing demand for quality eye care, modern sophisticated equipments were acquired. He has actively encouraged devolopment of various subspecialities in Narayana Nethralaya and has been responsible for transformation of Narayana Nethralaya as the largest superspeciality eye hospital in Karnataka. He is an accomplished cataract and phacoemulsification surgeon. He is the Chairman of Narayana Nethralaya.

Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore

Narayana Nethralaya

3.5

Number 63, Hulimavu, Landmark: Next to Royal Meenakshi Mall, Bangalore

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Mon - Sat

08:00 - 02:00

500

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

Education

MBBS - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, 1978
MS - Ophthalmology - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, 1982

Registrations

17828 Karnataka Medical Council, 1979
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