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Dr. Shweta Atheeshwar

Dr. Shweta Atheeshwar

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MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

14 Years Experience Overall  (11 years as specialist)

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Dr. Shweta Atheeshwar is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Alwarpet, Chennai and has an experience of 14 years in this field. Dr. Shweta Atheeshwar practices at Medicare Eye Hospital in Alwarpet, Chennai. She completed MS - Ophthalmology from Madras Medical College, Chennai in 2009 and MBBS from Government Medical College, Miraj in 2005. She is a member of All India Ophthalmological Society and Tamilnadu Medical Council. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Astigmatism,Lasik for Glasses Removal,Oculoplastic Surgery,Retina Examination and Paediatric Ophthalmology etc.

Alwarpet, Chennai

Medicare Eye Hospital

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37, TT Krishnamachari Road, Royapettah, Landmark: Opposite Music Academy Entry Gate, 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

Prof. C. P. Gupta Best Paper Award - 2008

Education

MS - Ophthalmology - Madras Medical College, Chennai, 2009
MBBS - Government Medical College, Miraj, 2005

Memberships

All India Ophthalmological Society
Tamilnadu Medical Council

Experience

2009 - 2011 Assistant Professor at Chettinad Hospitals and Research Institute
2010 - Present Visiting Consultant at Chennai Meenakshi Multispeciality Hospital

Registrations

88931 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 2010
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