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Dr. Sandhya G K

Dr. Sandhya G K

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DNB - Ophthalmology, MBBS, DO

Allopath

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

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13 Years Experience Overall  (12 years as specialist)

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Dr.Sandhya G K - MBBS, DNB, DOMS, FRCS-1, Fellowship In Glaucoma. A distinguished gold medallist. Over 13 years of varied experience working in top Private Eye Hospitals like Apollo Hospitals, Vasan eye Care, Dr Agarwals Eye Hospital and Govt Hospitals & Institutions like Minto Eye Hospital.

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JP Nagar 7 Phase, Bangalore

Dr Sandhya's Eye Clinic

5.0

Number 637, RBI Layout, Landmark: Near Brigade Millennium Signal, Bangalore

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Mon - Fri

09:30 - 01:00
05:30 - 08:00

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09:30 - 01:30
05:30 - 08:30

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JP Nagar 7 Phase, Bangalore

Apollo Clinic

4.0

Address: HOUSE LIST NO. 22, BNR COMPLEX, SREE RAMA LAYOUT,, Landmark: OPP: RBI LAYOUT, Bangalore

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Mon - Sat

05:00 - 06:30

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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

Gold medal - 2007

Education

DNB - Ophthalmology - NBE, 2009
MBBS - Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, 2004
DO - Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, 2007

Registrations

69566 Karnataka Medical Council, 2004

Trainings and Certifications

FRCSI - GLASSGOW CALEDONIAN, SCOTLAND(UK), 2010
Fellowship in Glaucoma - RGUHS, 2013
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