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Dr. Soundaram

Dr. Soundaram

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MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

15 Years Experience Overall  (11 years as specialist)

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Dr M. Soundaram is a very skilled corneal and phaco surgeon who has undergone extensive training under Aravind eye care hospital, for the same. She is an expert in diagnosing and treating corneal disorders and refractive surgeries. She is one of the very few corneal transplant surgeons in the city, has a rich experience in lamellar corneal surgeries and other anterior segment surgeries. She is also a very competent cataract surgeon and refractive surgeon as well. Lasik and Femto-LASIK, the procedure for correction of refractive errors is another area of interest and expertise for Dr. Soundaram. She provides advice and reassurance to patients and family members according to their clinical condition and educates the patients to help them understand their medical condition and provides the best possible treatment appropriately and promptly

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Alwarpet, Chennai

Apollo Spectra Hospital


12, C P Ramaswamy Road., Landmark: Near to Fly Over, Chennai

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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

Awards and Recognitions

Captain Subramaniam Best Video Award, TNOA - 2012


MS - Ophthalmology - Madurai Medical College, 2009
MBBS - PSG Institute of Medical Science & Research, 2005


All India Ophthalmological Society
Asia Cornea Society (ACS)
Cornea Society of India
tamilnadu ophthalmology association
Tamilnadu Medical Council


2019 - 2019 Consultant Ophthalmologist at Klariti Eye Care Hospital
2010 - 2014 Cornea Consultant at Aravind Eye Hospital


76790 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 2005
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