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Dr. Archana G. Mahajan

Dr. Archana G. Mahajan

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MBBS, DNB - Ophthalmology


Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


23 Years Experience Overall  (15 years as specialist)

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Dr. Archana Gupta Mahajan is a senior consultant in Bharti Eye Hospitals. She is fellowship trained in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and Neuro-Ophthalmology. Dr. Archana Gupta Mahajan has been practicing and has extensive experience in the field. Considered an authority on the subject, she specializes in the eye problems in children including management of refractive errors, amblyopia, and other pathological conditions. She has extensive experience with squint assessment and evaluation and its surgical and non-surgical management. Her special expertise includes not only horizontal muscles but also complex and failed/revision/ redo squint surgeries. A member of All India Ophthalmological Society, Delhi Ophthalmological Society and The Strabismological Society of India, she is invited as a faculty to present at various conferences and CMES. An avid academician, she has many papers in international peer review journals to her credit.

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Patel Nagar, Delhi

Bharti Eye Foundation

#1/3, East Patel Nagar, Landmark: Near Patel Nagar Metro Station., Delhi

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02:00 - 04:00


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


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MBBS - Sri Guru Ram Das Institute of Dental Sciences Research, 1996
DNB - Ophthalmology - National Board Of Examination, 2004


Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)
All India Ophthalmological Society
Strabismological Society Of india


2015 - 2016 Consultant at Primus Super Specialty Hospital


26576 Delhi Medical Council, 2013

Trainings and Certifications

Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology - National Board Of Examination, 2004
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