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Dr. Rekha B Patil

Dr. Rekha B Patil

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MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology


Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


11 Years Experience Overall

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Dr. Rekha B Patil is an eminent in cornea and external diseases and cataractsurgery with more than 11 years of extensive experience. She takes care of allEye diseases related to Eyelids, Conjunctiva, Cornea, Uveal Tract, Lens, Retina,and Lacrimal Sac. Some of the diseases which she takes care of are: Refractiveerrors (Myopia, Hypermetropia and Astigmatism), age related changes likePresbyopia, ARMD, all Conjunctivitis, Corneal Ulcers, Corneal Transplantation,Corneal Dystrophies, Uveitis, Glaucoma management and Cataract surgerieslike SICS and Phaco Emulsification.Dr. Rekha B Patil now works as a consultant at Fortis Hospital, CunninghamRoad in Bangalore.

Cunningham Road, Bangalore

Fortis Hospital


14, Cunningham Road, Landmark: Near Sigma Mall, Bangalore

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Mon - Sat

10:00 - 11:30

Max. 60 mins wait + Verified details

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 - BLDEAS Sri B. M Medical Collage, BIjapur, 2005
MS - Ophthalmology - Kasturba Medical College, 2011


Karnataka Medical Council


Consultant at Fortis Hospital, Cunningham Road


71013 Karnataka Medical Council, 2005
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