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Dr. Himanshu P Matalia

Dr. Himanshu P Matalia

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MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology

Allopath

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

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21 Years Experience Overall  (13 years as specialist)

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He completed his basic medical education & postgraduation from M.P.Shah Medical College, Jamnagar. He did the Cornea & Anterior segment fellowship from L.V.Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, where he joined as a consultant and also as Research Associate in the reputed limbal stem cell research project. He did the ICO fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute, USA. His expertises include culturing and transplantation of limbal stem cells as well as amniotic membrane transplantation, ocular surface reconstruction, corneal diseases, corneal transplantation including lamellar corneal surgeries, cataract surgeries and corneal refractive surgeries. Presently he is the Medical Superintendent of NN2 and consultant in Cornea, Ocular surface and Refractive Surgery and also heads the Stem Cell Research Group at Narayana Nethralaya-2, Narayana Health City, Bangalore.

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 - 06:00

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 - MP Shah Medical College,Jamnagar, 1998
MS - Ophthalmology - MP Shah Medical College,Jamnagar, 2006

Memberships

Karnataka Medical Council

Registrations

79058 Karnataka Medical Council, 2008

Trainings and Certifications

IFSO/ICO - The wilner optholmaology Institute, 2006
Fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment - L V P Institute Hydrabad, 2002
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