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Dr. V Sharmila Devi

Dr. V Sharmila Devi

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MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

11 Years Experience Overall  (11 years as specialist)

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Dr. V Sharmila Devi is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Anna Nagar, Chennai and has an experience of 11 years in this field. Dr. V Sharmila Devi practices at Apollo Medical Center in Anna Nagar, Chennai. She completed MBBS from The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU) in 2000 and MS - Ophthalmology from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 2009. She is a member of Medical Council of India (MCI). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Lens for Keratoconus,Vision Therapy Exercises,Pediatric Glaucoma Management,Eye Exercises for Double Vision and Mini Scleral Contact Lens etc.

Anna Nagar, Chennai

Apollo Medical Center

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30, 2nd Avenue,F Block, Landmark: Opposite Titan World & Nagappa Motors, Chennai

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06:00 - 07:00

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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

Education

MBBS - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), 2000
MS - Ophthalmology - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 2009

Memberships

Medical Council of India (MCI)

Experience

Consultant at Apollo Hospitals

Registrations

66609 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 2000
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