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Dr. Namita Dave

Dr. Namita Dave

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MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon




9 Years Experience Overall  (9 years as specialist)

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• She completed her basic medical education from MKCG Medical College and VSS Medical College Burla, Orissa.• Subsequently, she trained at L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad where she continued to serve as Research Ophthalmologist in Uveitis and Anterior Segment . She also obtained a postgraduate diploma in Clinical Research and Clinical data Management.• She has experience in conducting Clinical Trials as co-investigator and has participated in several Clinical Trials. She has also been involved in the training programs• She has National and International presentations to her credit and received a National award at Uveitis Society of India conference• Her interests include Uveitis, Ocular Immunology and Clinical Research.• Currently she is a Consultant of Uveitis & Ocular Immunology Service at Narayana Nethralaya-2, Narayana Nethralaya-3 and also at Narayana Nethralaya -4

Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore

Narayana Nethralaya


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

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Mon - Sat

08:00 - 06:00


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 - MKCG Medical College, Berhampur, Orissa, 1994
MS - Ophthalmology - Veer Surendra Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Sambalpur, Odisha, 1998


Karnataka Medical Council


97311 Karnataka Medical Council, 2012

Trainings and Certifications

MSICS Training - L V P Institute Hydrabad, 2007
phacoemulsification training - L V P Institute Hydrabad, 2008
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