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Dr. A. P. Vats

Dr. A. P. Vats

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MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology


Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


11 Years Experience Overall  (8 years as specialist)

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Dr. A. P. Vats is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon and Internal Medicine in Yamuna Vihar, Delhi and has an experience of 11 years in these fields. Dr. A. P. Vats practices at Asian Eye Hospital in Yamuna Vihar, Delhi. He completed MBBS from Kasturba Medical College in 2005 and MS - Ophthalmology from Sawai Mansingh Medical College, Jaipur (SMS College) in 2011. He is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA),Delhi Medical Association (DMA) and Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Vitreoretinal Surgery,Retinal Detachment Surgery,Laser Refractive & Cataract Surgery,Anterior Segment Surgery and Uveitis etc.

Yamuna Vihar, Delhi

Asian Eye Hospital

C-1/14, Yamuna Vihar, Near Anand Sagar Restaurent, Delhi, Delhi

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Mon - Sat

10:00 - 09:00


10:00 - 02:00


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

MBBS Hons. (EYE & BioChem) - 2003


MBBS - Kasturba Medical College, 2005
MS - Ophthalmology - Sawai Mansingh Medical College, Jaipur (SMS College), 2011


Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Delhi Medical Association (DMA)
Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)


2005 - 2008 Junior Resident at Tata Main Hospital
2008 - 2011 Post Graduate Intern at Aligarh Muslim University
2011 - Present Senior Resident at Lady Hardinge Medical College
2015 - Present Founder Director at ASIAN EYE HOSPITAL, YAMUNA VIHAR
2011 - 2013 FELLOW at LVPEI


54444 Delhi Medical Council, 2011
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