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Dr. Sahana G V

Dr. Sahana G V

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology, DNB - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


14 Years Experience Overall  (11 years as specialist)

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Dr. Sahana G V has 11 years experience in ophthalmology and is an alumnus of the prestigious Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi where she specialized in cataract and glaucoma. She completed her fellowship from Retina Institute of Karnataka where she also worked as a consultant thus gaining immense hands-on experience in retinal disorders. Her special interest is diabetic retinopathy and hence she is a consultant for Diacon Hospital Rajajinagar and previously worked with M.V. Diabetic Centre, Koramangala.

Banashankari 3rd Stage, Bangalore

Parvati Nethralaya


3999, Lakshmi Narayana Complex, Hoskerehalli 80 Feet Main Road, Girinagar 4th Phase, Landmark: Near Seetha Circle, Bangalore

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Mon, Wed, Fri - Sat

09:00 - 02:00
04:30 - 07:30

Tue, Thu

04:30 - 07:30


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 - Dr B R Ambedkar medical college, 2003
MS - Ophthalmology - G B Pant Hospital / Moulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, 2009
DNB - Ophthalmology - National Board Of Examination, 2011


All India Ophthalmological Society
Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)
Glaucoma Society Of India (GSI)


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2006 - 2009 RESIDENT at Maulana Azad Medical College
2011 - 2011 Consultant at Dr Agarwals eye hospital
2011 - 2015 Consultant at Retina Institute of Karnataka
2012 - 2017 Consultant at Diacon Hospital
2014 - 2017 Consultant Medical Retina at Sunetra Eye Hospital


68924 Karnataka Medical Council, 2004

Trainings and Certifications

FMR - Retina Institute of Karnataka, 2012
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