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Dr. Hareesh K V

Dr. Hareesh K V

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Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


22 Years Experience Overall  (21 years as specialist)

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Dr. Hareesh K V is an Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Yelahanka, Bangalore and has an experience of 18 years in this field. Dr. Hareesh K V practices at Abhishek Nethradhama in Yelahanka, Bangalore. He completed MBBS, DOMS and DNB.

Yelahanka, Bangalore

Abhishek Nethradhama


"KRUPA BINDU" #971/37, MIG, 15th 'A' Cross 'A' Sector, Next to G.K.Vale Studio, KHB "High Rise" Apartment Road, Yelahanka New Town, Landmark: Next to G.K.Vale Studio, Bangalore

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Mon - Sat

10:30 - 02:00


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

Awards and Recognitions

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Attended Dakshina Bharath Netradhana Sammelan Organised By Eye Bank Association Of India - 2017
Attended 14th Agri Unifest organised by University Of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore - 2014
Award Of Appreciation at KOSCON 2016 Udupi, by 35th Congress Of Karnataka Ophthalmic Society - 2016
CME at Hassan Ophthalmic Association, Hassan - 2009
Award from Navachetna Welfare Society, Dodaballapura, Bangalore - 2017


MBBS - Sri Siddhartha Medical College & Research, 1994
DOMS - Govt. Mysore Medical College & Research Institute, Mysore, 1999


Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Karnataka Ophthalmic Society
AAO - American Academy of Ophthalmology


2000 - 2001 Opthomologist at Lions Eye Hospital
2001 - 2010 Eye Surgeon at Rotary Eye Hospital
2010 - 2018 Medical Director and Chief Surgeon at Abhishek Nethradhama, Doddaballapur
2018 - 2018 Medical Director and Chief Surgeon at Abhishek Nethredhama, Yelahanka
2001 - 2018 Medical Director and Chief Surgeon at Abhishek Nethradhama, Arsikere


40747 Karnataka Medical Council, 1995

Trainings and Certifications

DNB - DNB board, New Delhi, 2002
Fellow of Academy of General Education (FAGE) - J.S.S Medical College, Mysore, 2001
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