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Dr. Jyoti Matalia

Dr. Jyoti Matalia

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MBBS, DNB - Ophthalmology, MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


13 Years Experience Overall  (13 years as specialist)

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She completed her basic medical education from B.Y.L.Nair Hospital Mumbai and postgraduate training from Mumbai University. She underwent fellowship training in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismology & Neuro-ophthalmology at L.V.Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad and was adjudged as the “Best Ophthalmology fellow”, where she joined as a consultant. She did the ICO fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute, USA. She has published in national and international journals, presented at conferences in India and abroad and made several national and international award winning teaching videos. Her expertises include congenital & developmental cataract surgeries, strabismology, neuro-ophthalmology and visual rehabilitation of children. She is a volunteer faculty of ORBIS International to teach and train ophthalmologists in developing countries. Presently she is the head of Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus & Neuro-ophthalmology at Narayana Nethralaya-2, Narayana Health City, Bangalore.

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 - School of Physiotherapy, BYL Nair hospital ,Byculla, Mumbai, 1994
DNB - Ophthalmology - DNB board, New Delhi, 1998
MS - Ophthalmology - ICO Cambridge England, 1998


Karnataka Medical Council


81451 Karnataka Medical Council, 2008
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