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Dr. Kalpana B Murthy

Dr. Kalpana B Murthy

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Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


22 Years Experience Overall  (19 years as specialist)

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Dr. Kalpana B Murthy is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Jayanagar 8 Block, Bangalore and has an experience of 22 years in this field. Dr. Kalpana B Murthy practices at Prabha Eye Clinic & Research Center in Jayanagar 8 Block, Bangalore. She completed MBBS from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore in 1997,DOMS from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India in 2000 and Fellowship in Uvea & Intraocular Inflammation from Sankar Nethralaya, Chennai in 2003. She is a member of Fellowship in Ophthalmic pathology,Membership to the International Uveitis Study Group (IUSG),Fellowship in Uvea & Intraocular Inflammation,Member of Royal college of Ophthalmologists (London),Academy of Oral Implantology (AOI),Uveitis Society of India (UVS) and Indian Society of Opthalmic Pathologists (ISOP). Service provided by the doctor is: Uvea & Intraocular Inflammation, Opthalmic Pathology.

Jayanagar 8 Block, Bangalore

Prabha Eye Clinic & Research Center


504, 40th Cross, Landmark: Next to Adigas Hotel, Bangalore

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+ 5

Mon - Tue, Thu, Sat

09:00 - 01:00


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


Uvea & Intraocular Inflammation, Opthalmic Pathology

Awards and Recognitions

Best General Fellow gold medal award 2004 at Sankara Nethralaya
Currently elected as secretary for the Uveitis Society of India (Dec 2009, ongoing)
Gold Medal (Best General Fellow) at Sankara Nethralaya in 2004 ; Recepient of Dr. Narsing Rao's best paper award at Uveitis Symposium, Jalna


MBBS - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, 1997
DOMS - Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India, 2000
MRCOG(UK) - Sankar Nethralaya, Chennai, 2003


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Fellowship in Ophthalmic pathology
Membership to the International Uveitis Study Group (IUSG)
Fellowship in Uvea & Intraocular Inflammation
Member of Royal college of Ophthalmologists (London)
Academy of Oral Implantology (AOI)


50151 Karnataka Medical Council, 2001

Trainings and Certifications

Fellowship in Uvea & Intraocular Inflammation - Sankar Nethralaya, Chennai, 2003
Fellowship in Opthalmic Pathology - Sankar Nethralaya, Chennai, 2003
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