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Dr. N. Kasinathan

Dr. N. Kasinathan

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MBBS, DO, DNB - Ophthalmology, FRCS - Ophthalmology (Edin)

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

20 Years Experience Overall  (20 years as specialist)

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Dr. Kasinathan N is a very experienced ophthalmologist and vitreoretinal surgeon hailing from the school of Sankara Nethralaya. He did his fellowship from Sankara Nethralaya and subsequently continued there as Consultant in Vitreoretinal services from 2003 to 2011. He has in turn trained many fellows, faculty for postgraduate training programme and thesis guide to postgraduates. He had spent two years (2007 -2008) in West Cliff on Sea (United Kingdom) for advanced training in VR surgery and also completed his FRCS (Glasgow). He is the Principal Investigator for Multinational Clinical Trials and also Examiner for FRCS Glasgow. He is also the founder and patron of Retina Interest Group of Chennai.

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Vitreoretinal Surgery
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KK Nagar, Chennai

Klariti Eye Care Hospital


No. 115, Lakshmanaswamy Salai, kk nagar, Landmark: Lakshmanaswamy Salai, Near Karnataka Bank, Chennai

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


10:00 - 01:00


09:00 - 12:00


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


Screening and Laser for Diabetic Eye Diseases
Medical Management of Glaucoma
Retinopathy of Prematurity Screening and Laser
Opticals and Contact Lens clinic
Lasers for various Retinal Diseases

Awards and Recognitions

Best Outgoing Student - MBBS - 1997
Best Paper - External Diseases of Eye. AIOS - 2002


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MBBS - Annamalai Universtiy, 1995
DO - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), 2000
DNB - Ophthalmology - National Board Of Examination, 2004


Founder and Patron of Retina Interest Group, Chennai
Vitreo Retina Society of India (VRSI)
General Medical Council (GMC), UK


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2011 - Present Director at Retina And Vision Care
2011 - Present Principal Investigator at Various Multinational Trials
2011 - 2015 Department Head Vitreo Retinal Services at Vasan Eye Care
2003 - 2011 Consultant at Sankara Nethralaya
2001 - 2003 Fellowship VR at Sankara Nethralaya


58789 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1997

Trainings and Certifications

FICO - International College of Ophthalmologists, 2002
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