MBBS, DO, DNB - Ophthalmology, FRCS - Ophthalmology (Edin)
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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.
2 clinics for General Consultation
No. 115, Lakshmanaswamy Salai, kk nagar, Landmark: Lakshmanaswamy Salai, Near Karnataka Bank, Chennai
Mon - Fri
10:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 09:00
10:00 - 01:00
09:00 - 12:00
The first impression of the clinic was impressive.
i visited doctor for dry eyes , he patiently explained the root cause and iam satisfied with the diagnosis
The doctor and all his staff were very kind and helpful.they pay special attention to senior citizens which is very rare to find these days. The hospital is very clean and well maintained. It was my first visit and I feel comfortable & confident about going there again.
experience was highly satisfactory
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