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Dr. T A Srikanth

Dr. T A Srikanth

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MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology, MNAMS - Ophthalmology


Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


35 Years Experience Overall  (35 years as specialist)

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Dr. T A Srikanth is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Jayanagar, Bangalore and has an experience of 35 years in this field. Dr. T A Srikanth practices at Tirumalai Eye Clinic - A Super Speciality Centre in Jayanagar, Bangalore. He completed MBBS from St John's Medical College, Bangalore in 1978,MD - Ophthalmology from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in 1981 and MNAMS - Ophthalmology from National Academy of Medical Sciences (India) in 1984. He is a member of All India Ophthalmological Society,Karnataka Ophthalmic Society and Bangalore Ophthalmic Society. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Corneal Surgery,Eye Surgery and LASIK Eye Surgery etc.

Jayanagar, Bangalore

Tirumalai Eye Clinic - A Super Speciality Centre


#320/B, 9th Main Road, 5th Block, Jayanagar, Landmark: Opp. Adishwars., Landmark: Five min from RV Road Metro Station, Bangalore

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Mon - Fri

09:00 - 01:00
04:00 - 06:15


09:00 - 12:45


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

NABH Accreditation - 2013


MBBS - St John's Medical College, Bangalore, 1978
MD - Ophthalmology - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1981
MNAMS - Ophthalmology - National Academy of Medical Sciences (India), 1984


All India Ophthalmological Society
Karnataka Ophthalmic Society
Bangalore Ophthalmic Society


1981 - 2014 Consulting Surgeon at Tirumalai Eye Clinic


16259 Karnataka Medical Council, 1978
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