MBBS, DO, FRCS - General Surgery
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Dr. Subashini.V is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon, Neuro-ophthamologist and Pediatric Ophthalmologist and Strabismus Specialist in Nanganallur, Chennai and has an experience of 18 years in these fields. Dr. Subashini.V practices at Dr.V.Subashini's Practice at Hariharan's Diabatic and Heart Care Hospital in Nanganallur, Chennai and Klariti Eye Care Hospital in KK Nagar, Chennai. She completed MBBS from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 2002,DO from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 2004 and Diplomate in National Board(Ophthal) from Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya , Chennai in 2009. She is a member of Tamil Nadu Ophthalmic Association(TNOA),Madras City Ophthalmic Association(MCOA),All India Ophthalmological Society,Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS) and Indian Medical Association (IMA). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Glaucoma Evaluation / Treatment,Teeth Straightening/Braces,Diabetic Eye Checkup,Reduced Vision and Diabetic Retinopathy Screening/ Treatment etc.
2 clinics for General Consultation
Hariharan Diabetes & Heart Care Hospital (P) Ltd. Basement, No:24 & 26, "Swathi"29th Street, Nanganallur, Chennai-61, Chennai
Tue, Thu, Sat
11:00 - 02:00
The doctor has explained me the correct status of my vision problem and its consequences if ignored
Dr. Subhashini was very kind to patient.she explained about the health issue very well to our understanding. Also she explained clearly about precaution steps to follow in routine life. Overall purpose of visit was very satisfactory.
I am satisfied with doctor for my eye and good response
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