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Dr. Rahul Jain

Dr. Rahul Jain

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MBBS, DOMS

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Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

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10 Years Experience Overall  (10 years as specialist)

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Dr. Rahul Jain is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Dr. Jain's Eye Clinic. He graduated from Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences Bangalore, before pursuing his post-graduation from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College Belgaum. He also holds a Fellowship in Glaucoma from Prabha Eye Clinic and Research Centre Bangalore. With over 6 years of experience in the field of ophthalmology, Dr. Jain specializes in angle closure glaucoma and visual field analysis. He also provides services such as diabetic eye checkup, uveitis, diabetic retinopathy screening, cataract surgery, and treatment for reduced vision. Apart from clinical practice, Dr. Jain has also presented papers at several national conferences, and was conferred with the 2nd best scientific paper award at KOS 2013. He is a member of professional bodies such as All India Ophthalmological Society, Karnataka Ophthalmic Society, Glaucoma Society of India, and Bangalore Ophthalmic Society.

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Number-6, BDA 80 Feet Road, 2nd Phase, 2nd Block, BTM 6th Stage, Landmark: Near Arekere Sai Baba Mandir & Opposite Nano Hospital, Bangalore

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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

Awards and Recognitions

2nd Best Scientific Paper Award at KOS - 2013

Education

MBBS - Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Bangalore, 2000
DOMS - Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, 2009

Memberships

All India Ophthalmological Society
Karnataka Ophthalmic Society
Glaucoma Society Of India (GSI)
Bangalore Ophthalmic Society

Experience

2011 - 2013 Glaucoma Fellow at Prabha Eye Clinic and Research Centre
2013 - 2015 Consultant and Glaucoma Specialist at Dr. Agarwal's Eye Hospital

Registrations

KMC 75432 Karnataka Medical Council, 2006

Trainings and Certifications

Fellowship in Glaucoma - Prabha Eye Clinic and Research Centre, 2011
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