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Dr. Prakash Kumar Jain

Dr. Prakash Kumar Jain

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MBBS, DO, DNB - Ophthalmology

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Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

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18 Years Experience Overall  (18 years as specialist)

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Dr. Prakash Kumar Jain was a Chief of Sagar Hospital (Eye Dept.) Manipal Speciality Hospital (Eye Dept.) Associated with Solanki & Mahaveer Jain Nethralaya

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Vijayanagar, Bangalore

Divyadristhi Eye Hospital

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996/22, 1st Floor, Service Road, RPC Layout, Landmark: Near SBI & Attiguppe Bus Stop & Opposite Syndicate Bank, Bangalore

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Mon - Sat

09:00 - 07:30

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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

Acharya Mahashraman Yuva Vyaktitav Puraskar - 2012

Education

MBBS - Silchar Medical College,Assam, 1997
DO - Kasturba Medical College, 2001
DNB - Ophthalmology - Sri Sankaradeva Nethralaya, guwahati, 2004

Memberships

Karnataka Ophthalmic Society
Bangalore Ophthalmic Society
All India Ophthalmological Society

Experience

2005 - 2015 Chief at Divyadarshini Eye Hospital
2006 - 2009 Chief at Manipal Speciality Hospital
2009 - 2010 Chief at Sagar Hospitals

Registrations

72276 Karnataka Medical Council, 2005

Trainings and Certifications

FRCS - Ophthalmology - University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, 2004
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