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Dr. Rajeev Jain

Dr. Rajeev Jain

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


21 Years Experience Overall  (16 years as specialist)

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Dr. Rajeev Jain is the principal Vitreoretina and Uveitis specialist and surgeon at Save Sight Centre. He received his M.B.B.S. from Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), Delhi. Following this he trained in general ophthalmology surgery (M.S.) at the Guru Nanak Eye Centre associated with MAMC, LNJP and GB Pant hospitals. His thesis was based on age related macular degeneration (ARMD).He has undertaken retinal fellowships at:LV Prasad eye institute, Hyderabad, India,Sydney eye hospital, Sydney, Australia and,Royal Adelaide hospital, Adelaide, Australia.In 2007, he was appointed as clinical lecturer to the University of Adelaide, Australia. Upon return to New Delhi, India in 2009, he joined centre for sight as a retina consultant which he later resigned and finally joined Sharp Sight centres.He is currently the head of vitreoretina and Uvea services at sharp sight centres at pusa road and preet vihar in New Delhi, India.He has written his thesis on Age related macular degeneration (ARMD).He has authored numerous scientific papers in international and national scientific journals, and book chapters in leading textbooks on Vitreoretina Diseases such as wills eye manual for Uveitis. He has been an invited speaker in various national and international scientific meetings.Dr Rajeev Jain practices exclusively in Uveitis, medical and surgical retinal diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein occlusion, retinal tear and detachment, epiretinal membrane and macular holes etc.

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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

Fellowship in Retina & Uvea
Excellence Award


MBBS - G B Pant Hospital / Moulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, 1999
MS - Ophthalmology - G B Pant Hospital / Moulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, 2004


Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)


2004 - 2016 Owner at Save Sight Centre


249 Delhi Medical Council, 2001
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