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Dr. Shashi Nath Jha

Dr. Shashi Nath Jha

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MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

34 Years Experience Overall  (34 years as specialist)

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Dr. S.N. Jha is an Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Old Rajendra Nagar, Delhi and has an experience of 25 years in this field. Dr. S.N. Jha practices at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital-Delhi in Old Rajendra Nagar, Delhi, Retina Point in Rajouri Garden, Delhi and Retina Point in Rajouri Garden, Delhi. He completed MBBS from Patna Medical College in 1981 and MD - Ophthalmology from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi in 1986.He is a member of All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS). Some of the services provided by the doctor are Microincision Phacoemulsification, Green Laser For Diabetic Retinopathy, Fluorescein Angiography, Advanced Care For Retinal Diseases, Lasik Laser For Removal Of Glasses, Visual Field Analyser For Glaucoma, Orthoptic Exercises, Optical Coherence Tomography, Contact Lens Fitting etc.

Rajouri Garden, Delhi

Retina Point


Q-53, Ground Floor, Rajouri Garden, Landmark: Near Janta Market., Delhi

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Mon - Sat

03:00 - 06:00


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


Microinision Phacoemulsification
Fluorescein Angiography
Advanced Care for Retinal Diseases
Lasik Laser for Removal of Glasses
Visual Field Analyser for Glaucoma
Orthoptic Exercises
Contact Lens Fitting


MBBS - Patna Medical College, Patna, 1982
MD - Ophthalmology - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1986


All India Ophthalmological Society


1989 - Present Senior Consultant at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
1997 - Present Director at Retina Point
1984 - 1989 Eye Specialist at AIIMS


24742 Delhi Medical Council, 2012
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