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Dr. Swati Prasad

Dr. Swati Prasad

DO, MBBS

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

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14 Years Experience Overall  (14 years as specialist)

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Dr. Swathi Prasad is a renowned Ophthalmologist with 8 years of experience in diagnosis and treatment of visual disabilities. Currently associated with Malathi Manipal Hospital (Bangalore), She is also available for consultation at Sagar Hospital and Sri Krishna Seva Ashram. Dr.Swathi is a member of Karnataka Ophthalmological Society, Delhi Ophthalmological Society, and Indian Medical Association. She has completed her DOMS from the prestigious KMC (Mangalore). Her area of expertise lies in General Ophthalmology, Cataract surgeries, and Extra-ocular surgeries along with specialization in Lasik Surgeries and Retinal Procedures. As an Ophthalmologist, Dr. Swathi says they have a significant impact on patients quality of life, the surgeries performed cannot be underestimated as many of the patients achieve freedom from glasses and can see better.

JP Nagar 1 Phase, Bangalore

Marigold Clinics & Diagnostics

#17,Marigold Square,9th Cross, Landmark: Near to Sri Lakshmi Venkateshwara Temple, Bangalore

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08:00 - 09:00

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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

Education

DO - Manipal University, 2006
MBBS - Nagpur University, 2002

Memberships

Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)

Registrations

92517 Karnataka Medical Council, 2011
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