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Dr. Shalini Shetty

Dr. Shalini Shetty

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MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

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18 Years Experience Overall  (18 years as specialist)

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Dr. Shalini Shetty is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Jayanagar, Bangalore and has an experience of 18 years in this field. Dr. Shalini Shetty practices at Apollo Hospital in Jayanagar, Bangalore and Apollo Hospital in Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore. She completed MBBS from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India in 1992 and MS - Ophthalmology from RGUHS in 2000. She is a member of Karnataka Medical Council. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Eye Muscle Surgery,Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction,Eyelid Surgery,Vision Therapy Exercises and Cataract Surgery etc.

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Jayanagar, Bangalore

Apollo Hospital

4.0

21/2, Old Number 2, 14th Cross, 3rd Block, Landmark: Near Madhavan Park Circle, Bangalore

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10:00 - 12:00

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Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore

Apollo Hospital

4.0

154/11, Bannerghatta Road, Amalodbhavi Nagar, Panduranga Nagar, Landmark: Opposite IIM, Bangalore

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Mon - Tue, Thu, Sat

02:00 - 03:00

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12:00 - 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

Education

MBBS - Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India, 1992
MS - Ophthalmology - RGUHS, 2000

Memberships

Karnataka Medical Council

Registrations

36059 Karnataka Medical Council, 1993
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