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Dr. Jaitra P Gowdar

Dr. Jaitra P Gowdar

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MBBS, DOMS, DNB - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


13 Years Experience Overall  (12 years as specialist)

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Ophthalmologist, Vitreo-Retinal specialist.

Rajarajeshwarinagar, Bangalore

SSNMC Super Specialty Hospital


Number- 8, Ideal Homes Township, HBCS Layout, Landmark: Opposite to Icon Internation 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

Awards and Recognitions

"An Insight Into the Pathogenesis of Optic Disc Pit–Associated Maculopathy With Enhanced Depth Imaging", Published article in JAMA OPHTHALMOLOGY - 2015
"ENHANCED DEPTH IMAGING (EDI) IN OPTIC DISC PIT WITH MACULOPATHY", Paper presentation at All India Ophthalmological Society annual Conference, Agra - 2014
"UNVEALING THE PATHOPHYSIOLOGY OF SEROUS MACULAR DETACHMENT IN OPTIC DISC PIT", E Poster presentation at All India Ophthalmological Society annual Conference, Agra - 2014
"CORRELATION BETWEEN THE CLINICAL STAGES AND MICRO MORPHOLOGY IN TYPE 2A MACULAR TELANGIECTASIA", co-author for Paper presentation at All India Ophthalmological Society annual Conference, Agra - 2014
"Clinical Profile and Management of ocular Myasthenia Gravis in South Indian Population" , Paper presentation at All India Ophthalmological Society annual Conference, Ahmedabad - 2011


MBBS - Jagadguru Jayadeva Murugarajendra Medical College (JJMMC), 2005
DOMS - Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli, 2008
DNB - Ophthalmology - Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli, 2010


All India Ophthalmological Society
Karnataka Ophthalmic Society
Bangalore Ophthalmic Society
Vitreo Retina Society of India (VRSI)


2010 - 2012 Consultant, Anterior segment and Phaco-refracative services at Dr Agarwal eye Hospital, Hosur
2012 - 2013 Fellow In surgical Vitreo Retina at Giridhar Eye Institute
2014 - 2015 Consultant vitreo Retinal Surgeon, Head of Department of Ophthalmology at Sri Narayani Hospital and Research Centre
2016 - 2018 Consultant Vitreo Retinal Surgeon at Vasan Eye Care Hospitals, Jayanagar


70807 Karnataka Medical Council, 2005

Trainings and Certifications

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery - Giridhar Eye Institute, Kochi, 2012
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