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Dr. Balasubramaian K

Dr. Balasubramaian K

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Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


10 Years Experience Overall  (8 years as specialist)

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Dr. Balasubramaian K is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in West Mambalam, Chennai and has an experience of 10 years in this field. Dr. Balasubramaian K practices at Kumaran Eye Care in West Mambalam, Chennai. He completed MBBS from PES Institute of Medical Science & Research in 2008 and DO from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU) in 2011. He is a member of All India Ophthalmological Society. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Eye Surgery,Retina Surgery and Lasik,Teeth Straightening/Braces,Eye Muscle Surgery and LASIK Eye Surgery etc.

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West Mambalam, Chennai

Kumaran Eye Care


59, Arya Gowder Road, Landmark: Opposite Jai Bajaj Auto Showroom & Near Postal Colony Bus Stop, Chennai

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Mon - Sat

10:00 - 01:00
05:30 - 09:00


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 - PES Institute of Medical Science & Research, 2008
DO - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), 2011


All India Ophthalmological Society


2014 - Present Owner at Kumaran Eye Care


84718 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 2008
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