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Dr. Suma Krishnan

Dr. Suma Krishnan

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MBBS, DO, DNB - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


19 Years Experience Overall  (19 years as specialist)

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Dr. Suma Krishnan has over 15 years of experience in Ophthalmology. She completed her MBBS from Karnatak medical college, Hubli and did her post-graduation from Aravind eye hospital, Madurai. She did an international council of ophthalmology fellowship in Uveitis at Freiburg, Germany. Her area of special interest is medical retina and Uveitis. She has worked at various premier centres in India and also has some experience in clinical research. She has previously worked at prestigious institutes as Consultant Ophthalmologist at Shanmukhananda Eye Care Centre, Mumbai, BARC, Laxmi Eye Institute, Panvel and as Ophthalmic Surgeon at Pramukhswami Eye Hospital, Mumbai. She currently is works at Zamindar Eye Centre as a consultant in medical retina and Cataract surgeon.

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Kalyan Nagar, Bangalore

Zamindar Microsurgical Eye Centre


1013, 1St Block, 3Rd Cross, HRBR Layout, 100Ft Road, Landmark: Opposite To Maruthi Ceramics, Bangalore

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10:00 - 07:00


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


Foreign Body Removal
Intravitreal Injections
YAG Capsulotomy
Concretion Removal


MBBS - Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, (KIMS), 1997
DO - Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, 1999
DNB - Ophthalmology - Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, 2000


45539 Karnataka Medical Council, 1997
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