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Dr. Sanghamitra Burman

Dr. Sanghamitra Burman

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MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology, DNB - Ophthalmology


Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


20 Years Experience Overall  (20 years as specialist)

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Dr. Sanghamitra Burman is a highly qualified and experienced consultant eye surgeon in Bangalore, India. She is a fellowship trained specialist in cornea, cataract, implant and laser refractive surgery. Having specialized in Lasik eye surgery/ laser vision correction, cataract, and corneal surgery for over 15 years, she has performed hundreds of corneal transplants and thousands of cataract and refractive surgical procedures. Her areas of special interest include Lasik/laser vision correction, keratoconus treatment, cataract and ICL/refractive lens surgery, corneal transplantation/ keratoplasty, limbal stem cell transplantation, ocular surface disorders and reconstruction, corneal trauma and infections, keratoprosthesis (artificial cornea) and contact lenses.Dr. Sanghamitra Burman is known to treat her patients not just with exceptional care but with extraordinary expertise, experience and excellence qualities she has imbibed from the extensive work experience at some of the world’s eye institutes including Moorfield’s Eye Hospital, London, AIIMS, New Delhi and Aravind Eye Hospital, Sankara Nethralaya, and LV Prasad Eye Institute. Her experience runs the gamut from sight-threatening corneal diseases to sight-restoring surgical procedures of the cornea and anterior segment. With over a decade’s involvement in cornea and anterior segment disease, she has successfully treated hundreds of patients with severe damage to the cornea as well as prevented severe vision loss in numerous others.

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1191, Ground Floor, 13th Main Sai Darshan Marg, 100 Feet Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Landmark: Opposite Blackberrys Showroom,Post Office, Near NDK Kalyana Mandira & Methodist Church, Bangalore

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10:00 - 02:00
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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

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Instruction Course leader in ESCRS, Barcelona - 2015
Instruction Course leader in ESCRS, London - 2014
Best Paper of the Session (Cornea), AIOS, Bangalore - 2008
Scientific Poster Winner at ASCRS, San Francisco, - 2006
Best Paper of the Session (Orbit), AIOS Ahmedabad - 2002


MBBS - Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry, 1994
MD - Ophthalmology - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1999
DNB - Ophthalmology - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2000


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Karnataka Medical Council
General Medical Council (GMC), UK
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS)
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)
Bangalore Ophthalmic Society


2009 - 2015 Senior Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Cornea, Cataract And Refractive Surgery Service at Vasan Eye Care Hospital, Bangalore
2003 - 2006 Specialist Registrar (Fellow) at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK
2003 - 2003 Research Associate – Ocular Immunology And Stem Cell Lab at LV Prasad Eye Institute
2000 - 2002 Fellow – Cornea, External Eye Disease & Refractive Surgery at Aravind Eye Hospital , Madurai
1997 - 2000 Junior Resident at AIIMS, New Delhi


92099 Karnataka Medical Council, 2011

Trainings and Certifications

FICO - ICO, Cambridge, UK, 2001
FRCS - Ophthalmology - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS), Glasgow, 2001
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