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Dr. Sanjay Kumar Gupta

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Gupta

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MBBS, Diploma in Ophthalmology (Ay.), DNB - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


9 Years Experience Overall  (9 years as specialist)

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Dr. Sanjay Kumar Gupta is an Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Palam Colony, Delhi and has an experience of 5 years in this field. He practices at Divya Prastha Hospital in Palam Colony, Delhi. He completed MBBS from Dr. M.G.R Medical University, Chenai, India in 1999, Diploma in Ophthalmology (Ay.) from University of Delhi in 2009 and DNB Ophthalmology from National Board of Examinations, New Delhi in 2011.He is a member of Medical Council of India (MCI). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Ocular trauma, Tonometry, Neuroftalmologia, Eye Checkup and Myopia Control Program etc.

Palam Colony, Delhi

Divya Prastha Hospital


RZ-37, Main Road, Landmark: Opposite Bagh Wala School, Delhi

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+ 12

Mon - Sat

06:00 - 07:00


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


MBBS - The Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University (TNMGRMU), 1997
Diploma in Ophthalmology (Ay.) - University of Delhi, 2009
DNB - Ophthalmology - DNB board, New Delhi, 2011


Medical Council of India (MCI)
Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)


43406 Delhi Medical Council, 2009
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