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Dr. Anita Arora Khanooja

Dr. Anita Arora Khanooja

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MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology


Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


16 Years Experience Overall  (16 years as specialist)

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I have headed the Eye units at Prakash Hospital, Noida and Badr Al Samaa, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman which are the prominent private hospitals in their regions.I have an experience of more than 16 years in Cataract surgeries (Phaco and SICS). For the last 08 years, I have been operating upon the cataracts using Phacoemulsification only. I have extensive experience in handling all types of Ocular emergencies. I have also operated and handled many cases of Trabeculectomy, DCR, Squint, Entropion and Lid Tumors. I have researched on the role of Acetazolamide for improving the effectiveness of Laser photocoagulation in Diabetic Retinopathy.During the past 16 years of my experience I have developed special interests in Phacoemuslification, Sutureless Small Incision Cataract Surgery, Medical Retina and Oculoplasty.

Kalkaji, Delhi

Zenith Eye Centre

#1666/1, Govindpuri Extension, Kalkaji. Landmark: Opp. to Hanuman Mandir., Delhi

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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


MBBS - Agra University, 1995
MS - Ophthalmology - University Of Allahabad, 1999


All India Ophthalmological Society


2002 - 2004 Consultant Eye Suregon at Prakash Hospital, Noida
2004 - 2006 Consultant Ophthalmologist at Badr Al Sama Hospital, Muscat, Oman
2007 - 2010 Consultant Eye Surgeon at Mahavir Vatsalya Hospital, Patna
2011 - 2016 Consultant Eye Surgeon at Delhi Lion's Eye Centre, Delhi


51236 Delhi Medical Council, 2011
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