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Dr. Manish Mahabir

Dr. Manish Mahabir

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MD - Ophthalmology


Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


8 Years Experience Overall  (5 years as specialist)

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Well experienced in handling common eye conditions including trauma and emergencies. Specialised in performing retinal detachment surgeries, handling white reflex in the eyes of small children, Glaucoma, Uveitis, premium cataract surgeries, glasses removal by LASIK/SMILE/ICL.

Ansari Nagar, Delhi

All India Institute Of Medical Sciences


AIIMS Campus, Ansari Nagar East, 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

Awards and Recognitions

John Henahan essay prize, at XXXIV Congress of the ESCRS in Copenhagen, Denmark - 2016
Award by National Eye Bank and cornea services for my efforts in removal of corneal blindness - 2012
Recognition of voluntary services to ‘The lifeline express’ (world’s first hospital on a train) organised by Impact India Foundation - 2013


MD - Ophthalmology - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2014


All India Ophthalmological Society
Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)
AAO - American Academy of Ophthalmology
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)
International Society of Refractive Surgery


2005 - 2011 MBBS at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
2012 - 2014 MD at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
2015 - 2018 Senior Registrar at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi


7140 Delhi Medical Council, 2011

Trainings and Certifications

MBBS (AIIMS) - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2011
Post MD SR AIIMS - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2018
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