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Dr. Krishna R Murthy

Dr. Krishna R Murthy

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MBBS, DOMS, Masters Royal College of Ophthalmologists (MRCO)


Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


21 Years Experience Overall  (19 years as specialist)

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Dr. Krishna R Murthy is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Dr. Malathi Manipal Hospital, Bangalore. With special interest in vitreo retina surgeries, Dr. Krishna has, over the course of his career performed several complex vitreo-retinal surgeries using 23 G Accurus vitrectomy system (Alcon), Dorc Harmony vitrectomy machine with wide angle viewing system (Biom) and endocyclophotocoagulation. He has also performed retinopathy of prematurity with ancillary diode laser indirect ophthalmoscope and fundus fluorescein angiography (Carl Zeiss). When it comes to academics, he has penned several publications for peer reviewed journals, presented papers at state, national and international conferences, and also co-authored book chapters. He also shares his immense knowledge in the field of ophthalmology as a Guest Speaker at national and international conferences and seminars.

Jayanagar 8 Block, Bangalore

Prabha Eye Clinic & Research Center


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

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09:00 - 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


MBBS - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, 1998
DOMS - Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India, 2000
Masters Royal College of Ophthalmologists (MRCO) - Royal College Of Ophthalmologists (london), 2005


Karnataka Medical Council


1998 - Present Consultant at Prabha Eye Clinic & Research Center


50150 Karnataka Medical Council, 1998

Trainings and Certifications

Fellowship in Vitreo Retina & Ocular Oncology - Sankara Nethralaya, 2003
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