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Dr. Narendra K.P.

Dr. Narendra K.P.

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MBBS, DNB - Ophthalmology

Allopath

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

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13 Years Experience Overall  (13 years as specialist)

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He completed his basic medical education from Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore in 2000 and Post Graduation in Ophthalmology (DNB) from National Board of Examinations (New Delhi). He was actively involved in developing a rural charitable eye hospital at Kumta in North Karnataka District. Following which he completed his long term fellowship in Glaucoma at LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad in 2007. Then, he worked as a consultant in the Department of Cataract and Glaucoma at Chaithanya Eye Hospital, Thiruvananthapuram (2008-2009). Later he joined Narayana Nethralaya in 2009. He is actively involved in teaching and academics. He has presented papers at several national conferences and also has been an invited speaker.His areas of interest include Surgical Glaucoma, Pediatric Glaucoma, Combined Cataract – Glaucoma surgeries, Cataract and Refractive Cataract surgeries.He is currently working as a Consultant in the Department of Glaucoma and Cataract services at Narayana Nethralaya -1, Rajajinagar, Bangalore.

Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore

Narayana Nethralaya

3.5

Number 63, Hulimavu, Landmark: Next to Royal Meenakshi Mall, Bangalore

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Mon - Thu, Sat

08:00 - 06:00

500

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

Education

MBBS - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, 2000
DNB - Ophthalmology - Prabha Eye clinic and Research center Bangalore, 2005

Memberships

Karnataka Medical Council

Registrations

56955 Karnataka Medical Council, 2000

Trainings and Certifications

Fellowship in Glaucoma - L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, 2007
DCA - Manipal institute of computer education, 1992
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