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Dr. Praveen R Murthy

Dr. Praveen R Murthy

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MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology, DNB - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


26 Years Experience Overall  (20 years as specialist)

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Dr. Praveen has been a consultant at the Prabha Eye Clinic and Research Center since 1998 and at the Vittal international institute of Ophthalmology since 2001. He is also the director of the Nayana project. He is a published author in many peers reviewed journal and retains a keen interest in basic sciences and vitreoretinal aspects of ophthalmology. He is a skilled surgeon in both anterior and posterior eye surgery. He also heads the fellow programme in Vitreo Retina.

Jayanagar 8 Block, Bangalore

Prabha Eye Clinic & Research Center


504, 40th Cross, Landmark: Next to Adigas Hotel, Bangalore

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10:00 - 02:00


10:00 - 05:00


10:00 - 04:00


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


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Awards and Recognitions

Gold Medal for the Best Outgoing Vitreoretinal - 2013


MBBS - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, 1994
MS - Ophthalmology - Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India, 2000
DNB - Ophthalmology - National Board Of Examination, 2000


Karnataka Ophthalmic Society
All India Ophthalmological Society
Vitreo Retina Society of India (VRSI)
Ethics Committee Science for Health
Bombay Orthopaedic Society


Consultant at Prabha Eye Clinic and Research Center


40797 Karnataka Medical Council, 1995

Trainings and Certifications

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery - Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya , Chennai, 2001
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