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Dr. Bharat Ratna

Dr. Bharat Ratna

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MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

12 Years Experience Overall  (12 years as specialist)

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Dr. Bharat Ratna is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon and Paediatric Intensivist in Safdarjung Enclave, Delhi and has an experience of 12 years in these fields. Dr. Bharat Ratna practices at Centre for Sight in Safdarjung Enclave, Delhi and Centre For Sight in Gurgaon Sector 29, Gurgaon. He completed MBBS from Assam Medial College, Dibrugarh in 2004 and MS - Ophthalmology from Assam Medial College, Dibrugarh in 2006. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Vision Therapy,2.2 mm Phaco Surgery for Cataract,LASIK Eye Surgery,Cataract Surgery and Eye Exercises for Double Vision etc.

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Safdarjung Enclave, Delhi

Centre for Sight

4.0

B5/24, Landmark: Opposite to Deer Park, Delhi

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Wed - Sat

09:00 - 06:00

1000

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

Education

MBBS - Assam Medial College, Dibrugarh, 2004
MS - Ophthalmology - Assam Medial College, Dibrugarh, 2006

Registrations

15841 Assam Medical Council, 2002
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