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Dr. Tarun Choudhary

Dr. Tarun Choudhary

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology, DNB - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

30 Years Experience Overall  (22 years as specialist)

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Dr. Tarun Choudhary completed his MBBS in 1989 from the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune University, securing the University gold medal in Preventive Medicine and MS in Ophthalmology in 1998, also from AFMC, securing First position in Pune University and securing the D B Patwardhan Gold medal. Concurrently, he also completed the Advanced Course in ophthalmology, again standing first in the course and receiving the Northern Command Gold Medal. He completed DNB (Ophthalmology) in 1999, successfully completed a short term hands on course in phacoemulsification in 2001 from Shri Sadguru Sangh Seva Trust, Chitrakoot, MP, was awarded the MNAMS 2004 by the National Academy of Medical Sciences and did short term ICO fellowship in Medical Retina (2004) from University Hospital, Gent, Belgium State University, Belgium.Dr. Choudhary’s clinical experience includes more than 24 years of distinguished service in the Indian Armed Forces as an Ophthalmologist. He joined Centre for Sight in 2014 as a Senior Consultant and was based at the Vikaspuri Centre where he endeared himself to each and every patient. He is well versed in stitchless cataract surgery including Toric and Multifocal lenses, Retina diagnostics and Medical Retina including intravitreal injections and Retinal Laser, proficient in all glaucoma diagnostics, therapeutics and surgeries including Ex-press® shunt and valve surgeries. Dr. Choudhary was formerly Professor and PG examiner – Maharashtra University of Medical Sciences, Formerly Professor and PG examiner – Indraprastha University, Delhi and Inspector for PG facilities – Medical Council of India.His administrative experience includes responsibility for setting up Eye departments de-novo in two Naval hospitals, active involvement in embarking on the modernization programme of all ophthalmic centres of the Armed Forces, in laying down and updating ophthalmic standards for commissioning and recruitment into the Armed Forces, instrumental and the key person responsible for awarding NABH accreditation to Air Force Central Medical Establishment on as the Chief Coordinator, NABH Accreditation.Former positions held by him include HOD & Classified Specialist (Ophthalmology) at Air Force Central Medical Establishment, Professor of Ophthalmology at Army College of Medical sciences (ACMS), Classified Specialist & Professor (Ophthalmology) at Naval Command Hospital Asvini, Mumbai, Classified Specialist (Ophthalmology) and Associate Professor at Base Hospital Delhi Cantt. and ACMS, Classified Specialist (Ophthalmology),Naval Hospital Kalyani, Vishakhapatanam, Graded Specialist (Ophthalmology) at Chilika, Orissa and Medical Officer in the Indian Navy in various Ashore and Afloat billets.Before TARUNEYE, Dr Choudhary was Senior Consultant at Centre for Sight group of Eye hospitals for five and a half years.

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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

D B Patwardhan Gold Medal - 1998
Northern Command Gold Medal - 1998
University Gold Medal in Spm - 1989


MBBS - Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, 1990
MS - Ophthalmology - Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, 1998
DNB - Ophthalmology - DNB board, New Delhi, 1998


All India Ophthalmological Society
Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)


2014 - 2019 Senior Consultant at Centre for Sight
1998 - 2014 Classified Ophthalmologist , Surgeon Commander at Indian Navy


9046 Medical Council of India (MCI), 1990
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