MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
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The founder of R.K Eye Centre has performed thousands of cataract and intra ocular lens implantation surgeries in the last 35 years. She is a pioneer in phacoemulsification surgery which she mastered under Dr. Dennis Shepard at Santa Maria, USA in 1994. She is highly versatile and can perform glaucoma, squint, lacrimal sac surgeries, retinal cryopexies and all types of LASER procedures. She founded and developed the department of Uveitis at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai. She has 21 scientific papers to her credit.
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14/20, Chari Street, Landmark: Off North Usman Road and Near Malabar Gold and Diamond, Chennai
Mon - Sat
10:00 - 02:00
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I am Chitra Kamalnath, working as a Social Science teacher. I went to the doctor since I had acute pain and watering in my left eye. I also had cataract. Doctor Rajinikantha mmediately attended my eye problem. She made extensive tests in her hospital for minimum 2 hrs on the same day. . I was given clear instructions about the operation. They supplied necessary eye drops and proper documents for submitting in my school and for travel during this covid period. She fixed the surgery on my convenient date Ii.e.on 26th June 2020 and Dr Naveen,her son did my eye surgery very beautifully. I had no pain or any discomfort during operation. Now, I am able to see even small letters in my mobile and objects in the long distance. I thank Dr Rajinikantha and Dr Naveen as I am able to see very well through by both eyes. I underwent surgery for my right eye in 2014 by Dr Rajinikantha. l did not have any complaint so far. Thank you
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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