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Dr. G. V. Divakar

Dr. G. V. Divakar

MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS, DO


Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


37 Years Experience Overall  (37 years as specialist)

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Dr. G.V. Divakar is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Dr. Malathi Manipal Hospital, Bangalore. He is well versed in general ophthalmology, providing treatments for Retina, Basic Eye Check-up, Cornea, Diabetic Eye Check-up, and Glaucoma Treatment. He is an active participant in many workshops and conferences relating to his field and tries not to miss any opportunity to learn the latest updates regarding his field. He strongly believes in ethics, and adds that as a health provider being ethical is not just a remembered value, but a strongly observed one.

JP Nagar 2 Phase, Bangalore

Divakars Speciality Hospital


Number 220, 9th Cross Road, Landmark: Next To Niligris, Bangalore

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Mon - Sat

11:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 08:00

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Jayanagar 9 Block, Bangalore

Malathi Manipal Hospital


45/1, 45th Cross, Marenahalli Road, Phase II, Landmark: Next To Big Bazar & Opposite To Bangalore Central, Bangalore

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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

Awards and Recognitions

Karnataka Press Academy Award - 2005
Kempegowda State Govt. Award by B.M.P. - 2005


MS - Ophthalmology - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, 1982
MBBS - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, 1980
DO - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, 1982


Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Bangalore Ophthalmic Society
Karnataka Ophthalmic Society


1987 - 1997 Associate Professor at Ambedkar Medical College
1997 - 2011 Associate Professor at M S Ramaiah Medical College
1987 - Present Opthamalic Surgeon at Divakars Speciality Hospital


19315 Karnataka Medical Council, 1980
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