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Dr. Vijayashankari

Dr. Vijayashankari

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MBBS, DO, DNB - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

19 Years Experience Overall  (19 years as specialist)

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Dr. Vijayashankari is the Medical Director for Nethra Eye Care and the Senior consulting Ophthalmologist in GMR Hospital, Raj Cosmetic Centre, Lakshmi Health centre and Nethra Eye Care.We see the world through the eyes and our eyesight is the most important thing. The eye is one of the most sensitive organs that require tremendous care to prevent any abnormalities or diseases. For maintaining the good vision it is imperative to go for regular eye checkups. This will help to identify the eye disorders or diseases early and can help to reduce the risk of the loss of vision.Nethra Eye Care is a leading eye care clinic providing the people advanced and efficient treatment for various eye disorders and ailments. At our clinic, we provide the patient a range of ophthalmic care service that includes Refraction / Glass Prescription, high-tech treatments, and eye care consultation to people.Nethra Eye Care has world class and well-equipped centers that are equipped with the most up-to-date and advanced technology and diagnostic instruments. Our experienced eye care specialist and surgeon specialize in providing effective treatment for various eye ailments. The surgeons provide the needed consultancy and guided treatment for an array of eye ailments that include vision correction, cataract surgery, Oculoplasty, refractive surgery glaucoma, Contact Lens, etc.We identify the importance of a healthy vision and for the reason, provide comprehensive and advanced treatment facility under one roof. Since, inception, we have performed numerous of eye surgeries and have helped people to regain a clear vision. Because of our impeccable service and high-tech treatment facilities we have become one-stop and a trusted destination. We provide the best eye care service, to schedule an appointment with our eye care specialists call us today.She is a surgeon with proficiency in the field of cataract and Glaucoma.She has performed approximately 18000 cataract surgery and a few thousand of Glaucoma surgeries including Glaucoma Valve implants.She has been trained from renowned institution like Shankara Nethralaya and Arvind Eye hospital Madurai.

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Mogappair West, Chennai

MMRV Multi Speciality Hospital


5/PC 2, Baharti Salai, Ambattur Industrial Estate, Landmark: Near Mogappair Mosque, Chennai

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11:45 - 03:00
07:00 - 09:30


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


MBBS - Kilpauk Medical College, Chennai, 1997
DO - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 2000
DNB - Ophthalmology - Madras Medical College, 2004


Glaucoma Society Of India (GSI)


1997 - 2017 Junior Consultant at M.N. Eye Hospital
2004 - 2007 Asst. Professor at Balaji Medical College
2009 - 2016 Consultant In Glaucoma at Pammal Sankara Eye Hospital


59476 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1997
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