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Dr. Prashanth C N

Dr. Prashanth C N

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MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


18 Years Experience Overall  (14 years as specialist)

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Dr. Prashanth C N is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon and Internal Medicine in Yelahanka, Bangalore and has an experience of 18 years in these fields. Dr. Prashanth C N practices at Abhishek Nethradhama in Yelahanka, Bangalore. He completed MBBS from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore in 2002,Fellow in Cornea and Refractive surgery from Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli in 2006 and MS - Ophthalmology from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in 2006. He is a member of Karnataka Medical Council. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Cough Treatment,Malaria Treatment,Corneal Surgery,Syphilis Treatment and LASIK Eye Surgery etc.

Yelahanka, Bangalore

Abhishek Nethradhama


"KRUPA BINDU" #971/37, MIG, 15th 'A' Cross 'A' Sector, Next to G.K.Vale Studio, KHB "High Rise" Apartment Road, Yelahanka New Town, Landmark: Next to G.K.Vale Studio, Bangalore

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Mon - Fri

06:30 - 08:30


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, 2002
MS - Ophthalmology - Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, 2006


Karnataka Medical Council


2002 - Present Consultant at People Tree Hospitals


59255 Karnataka Medical Council, 2002

Trainings and Certifications

Fellow in Cornea and Refractive surgery - Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli, 2006
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