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Dr. Maria Vishwanath

Dr. Maria Vishwanath

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Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


14 Years Experience Overall  (14 years as specialist)

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Dr. Maria Vishwanath is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Vijayanagar, Bangalore and has an experience of 14 years in this field. Dr. Maria Vishwanath practices at Vasan Eye Care Hospital in Vijayanagar, Bangalore and Vasan Eye Care Hospital in Rajajinagar, Bangalore. She completed MBBS from J.S.S Medical College, Mysore in 1997 and DO from Jagadguru Jayadeva Murugarajendra Medical College (JJMMC) in 2002. She is a member of Bangalore Ophthalmic Society and All India Ophthalmological Society. Service provided by the doctor is: Eye Checkup - General.

Vijayanagar, Bangalore

Vasan Eye Care Hospital

280, 20th Main Road, M.C Layout, Landmark: Near Maruthi Mandir, Bangalore

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Mon - Sat

05:30 - 08:00


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 - J.S.S Medical College, Mysore, 1997
DO - Jagadguru Jayadeva Murugarajendra Medical College (JJMMC), 2002


Bangalore Ophthalmic Society
All India Ophthalmological Society


2007 - 2009 Consultant at Modi Eye Hospital
2009 - 2012 Consultant at Dr. A G Eye Hospital
2012 - Present Consultant at Vasan Eye Hospital


50623 Karnataka Medical Council, 1998
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