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Dr. N S Muralidhar

Dr. N S Muralidhar

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MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology, DNB - Ophthalmology


Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


40 Years Experience Overall  (38 years as specialist)

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Dr.N S Murlidhar obtained his medical degree from bangalore Medical college and post Graduate degree from AIIMS with the gold medal. He also obtained the diplomate from National Board .He has undergone training in Vitreo-Retina at Sydney Australia. He started retina institute with Dr.Hemanth Murthy in 1996.He has trained a many doctors.

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Chamarajpet, Bangalore

Retina Institute Of Karnataka


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

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09:00 - 04:00

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02:00 - 04:00


09:00 - 12:00


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


MBBS - Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute, Bangalore, 1978
MD - Ophthalmology - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1981
DNB - Ophthalmology - DNB board, New Delhi, 1983


16110 Karnataka Medical Council, 1978
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