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Dr. M.Radhakrishnan

Dr. M.Radhakrishnan

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MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology, DO

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

44 Years Experience Overall  (40 years as specialist)

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Dr. M.Radhakrishnan is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Shenoy Nagar, Chennai and has an experience of 44 years in this field. Dr. M.Radhakrishnan practices at Eye Clinic in Shenoy Nagar, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Thanjavur Medical College in 1976,MS - Ophthalmology from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 1981 and DO from University Of Madras, India in 1980. He is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Cataract Surgery,Eye Muscle Surgery,Retinal Detachment Surgery,Retina Examination and Eye Surgery etc.

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Shenoy Nagar, Chennai

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#24,Pulla Avenue Landmark: Near Canara Bank ATM, Chennai

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06:00 - 08:30


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

Hellen Keller Award - 2004


MBBS - Thanjavur Medical College, 1976
MS - Ophthalmology - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 1981
DO - University Of Madras, India, 1980


Indian Medical Association (IMA)


1974 - Present Practicing at Clinic


27773 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1974
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