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Dr. Sharath Shetty

Dr. Sharath Shetty

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MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


21 Years Experience Overall  (18 years as specialist)

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Dr. Sharath Shetty is a well known Eye Surgeon having Experience of 16 years

3 clinics for General Consultation

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HSR Layout, Bangalore

Devi Eye Hospital


157/A, Sector 5, Outer Ring Road, Landmark: Opposite J.S.S Public School, 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


MBBS - Kasturba Medical College, 1998
MS - Ophthalmology - SDUMC Kolar, 2002


Karnataka Ophthalmic Society
Bangalore Ophthalmic Society
All India Ophthalmological Society


2006 - Present Consultant Ophthalmologist at Devi Eye Hospital
2006 - Present Doctor at Drishti Eye Care Centre
2006 - 2006 Consultant Ophthalmologist at Sankara Nethralaya
2004 - 2005 Consultant Ophthalmologist at Labhmuni Eye Hospital
2003 - 2003 Consultant at Alakh Nayan Mandir


53384 Karnataka Medical Council, 1999

Trainings and Certifications

FMRF - Sankara Nethralaya, 2005
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