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Dr. Hemanth Murthy

Dr. Hemanth Murthy

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MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology


Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


30 Years Experience Overall  (30 years as specialist)

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Dr. Hemanth Murthy is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Chamarajpet, Bangalore and has an experience of 30 years in this field. Dr. Hemanth Murthy practices at Retina Institute Of Karnataka in Chamarajpet, Bangalore. He completed MBBS from Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore in 1985 and MD - Ophthalmology from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in 1989. He is a member of Member and GC member, Vitreo Retinal Society of India,Member of American association of ophthalmology,Member of All India Ophthalmologists association,Member of American society of Retina Specialist,Member of Karnataka Ophthalmological society and Founder Member of Bangalore Opthalmological Society. Service provided by the doctor is: Vitreoretinal Surgery.

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Chamarajpet, Bangalore

Retina Institute Of Karnataka


122, 5th Main Road, Landmark: Near Uma Theater, Bangalore

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02:00 - 04:00

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09:00 - 04:00


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

Awards and Recognitions

Api Award For Highest In Anatomy, Bangalore University - 1986
Bodh Raj Sabbarwal Gold Medal For The Best Outgoing Student (ophthalmology) AIIMS - 1989
Doctors Day Award By Sri Satya Sai Trust, Whitefield - 2004
Rhett Buckler Award For The Surgical Video-American Society of Retina Specialist, San Diego,USA - 2014
Honors Award From ASRS USA - 2015


MBBS - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, 1985
MD - Ophthalmology - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1989


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Member and GC member, Vitreo Retinal Society of India
Member of American association of ophthalmology
Member of All India Ophthalmologists association
Member of American society of Retina Specialist
Member of Karnataka Ophthalmological society


1990 - 2000 Ophthalmologist And Retinal Consultant at Y.D.Hospital
1996 - Present Vitreo Retinal Consultant at Retina Institute of Karnataka
1990 - Present Ophthalmologist and Retinal consultant at Sri Satya Sai General Hospital
2000 - 2014 Vitreo Retinal Consultant at Sri Satya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences
Retinal consultant at Cloud nine Hospital


25039 Karnataka Medical Council, 1986
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