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Dr. N.T.Babu

Dr. N.T.Babu

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Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


21 Years Experience Overall  (21 years as specialist)

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Dr. N.T.Babu is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Chamarajpet, Bangalore and has an experience of 21 years in this field. Dr. N.T.Babu practices at Sri Lakshminarayana Eye Care in Chamarajpet, Bangalore,Sri Laxmi Narayana Eye Clinic- Chickpet in Chickpet, Bangalore and Ramakrishna Super Speciality Hospital in Jayanagar, Bangalore. He completed MBBS from J.S.S Medical College, Mysore in 1996,DOMS from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore in 1999 and FGO from BW Lions Super Speciality Hospital in 2000. He is a member of Karnataka Ophthalmic Society. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Cataract Surgery,Glaucoma Evaluation / Treatment and Diabetic Eye Checkup etc.

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Chamarajpet, Bangalore

Sri Lakshminarayana Eye Care

#167, 7th Cross, 4th Main, Chamrajpet, Landmark: Subhas Publishing House., Bangalore

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Mon - Sat

10:00 - 01:30
03:00 - 05:00


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, 1996
DOMS - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, 1999


Karnataka Ophthalmic Society


2000 - Present Consultant at Ramakrishna Hospital
2011 - Present Doctor at Sri Laxminaryana Eye Care
2003 - Present Consultant at Shekar Hospital


43112 Karnataka Medical Council, 1996

Trainings and Certifications

FGO - BW Lions Super Speciality Hospital, 2000
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