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Dr. Philip Thomas

Dr. Philip Thomas

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MBBS, DOMS, DNB - Ophthalmology

Allopath

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

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19 Years Experience Overall  (19 years as specialist)

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Dr. Philip Thomas is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Hebbal, Bangalore and has an experience of 19 years in this field. Dr. Philip Thomas practices at Bangalore Baptist Hospital in Hebbal, Bangalore. He completed MBBS from Devaraj URS Medical College - Kolar in 1996,DOMS from Joseph Eye Hospital, Tiruchirapalli in 1999 and DNB - Ophthalmology from Bangalore West Lions Hospital in 2003. He is a member of All India Ophthalmology Society,Karnataka Ophthalmology Society and Bangalore Ophthalmology Society. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Medical and Surgical Management of Eye Diseases and LASER Treatment for Retinal Diseases etc.

Hebbal, Bangalore

Bangalore Baptist Hospital

3.5

Bellary Road, Between Mekhri Circle and Hebbal Flyover, Landmark: Near Government Verterinary College, Bangalore

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Mon - Tue, Thu - Sat

08:30 - 04:30

Wed

08:30 - 04:30
05:00 - 06:30

400

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

Services

Medical and Surgical Management of Eye Diseases
LASER Treatment for Retinal Diseases

Education

MBBS - Devaraj URS Medical College - Kolar, 1996
DOMS - Joseph Eye Hospital, Tiruchirapalli, 1999
DNB - Ophthalmology - Bangalore West Lions Hospital, 2003

Memberships

All India Ophthalmology Society
Karnataka Ophthalmology Society
Bangalore Ophthalmology Society

Experience

Ophthalmologist at Garnett Memorial Eye Hospital for 2 years

Registrations

41004 Karnataka Medical Council, 1995
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