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Dr. Deependra V Singh

Dr. Deependra V Singh

MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

21 Years Experience Overall  (18 years as specialist)

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Dr. Deependra has a rich experience of 19 years in the field of ophthalmology including 13 years in retina surgery. Dr. Deependra completed his MBBS in 1996 and MD Ophthalmology from Dr. Rajendra Prasad Center for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS in 2001. He then perused Senior Registrar (cum Fellowship) and Senior Research Associate (pool Job) in Retinal Surgery at AIIMS in 2004.He has been Practicing Vitreo-Retinal Surgery at NCR for past 19 years and has more than 9000 Vitreo-retinal surgeries and 5500 injections to his credit. Currently He is Director and Head of Vitreoretinal Services at Eye-Q Super-specialty Eye Hospitals (India) and Chief Vitreoretinal Surgeon at Eye-Q Gurugram.He has Authored 60 publications, 14 book chapters, Reviewer for 8 journals including Ophthalmology (American Academy of Ophthalmology), JCRS, JMCR. He has also deliberated on more than 150 occasions in different national and international conferences. He is also Heading Scientific Committee and is Secretary to Ethics Committee at Eye-Q Superspecialty Eye Hospitals and involved in research projects. He has been recipient of numerous awards including “Best resident Award” at AIIMS and “Teachers Award” by Delhi Ophthalmological Society. Dr. Deependra specializes in Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal detachment, Paediatric Retinal Diseases, Macular Degeneration and Macular Holes, Ocular Trauma and Oncology.

Railway Road, Gurgaon

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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

ORA - Best Resident Award - at AIIMS (2005) - 2005
REZANGLA - Special Social Service Award - 2004
Certificate of Appreciation - DOS Teachers' Award - 2006

Education

MBBS - Pandit Bhagwat Dayal Sharma University of Health Sciences Rohtak, 1996
MD - Ophthalmology - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2002

Memberships

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Indian Medical Association (IMA)
All India Ophthalmological Society
Vitreo Retina Society of India (VRSI)
Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)
Delhi Medical Council

Experience

2002 - 2005 Senior Registrar cum Fellow Retina at R.P.Center for Ophthalmic Sciences AIIMS, New Delhi
2005 - 2005 Senior Research Associate at R.P.Center for Ophthalmic Sciences AIIMS
2005 - 2020 Director Retina Services at Eye-Q Super specialty Eye Hospitals, INDIA
2005 - 2013 Chief Vitreoretinal Surgeon at DRS Northex Eye Institute, ROHINI
2013 - 2017 Medical Director at Eye-Q Institute of Retina, Shalimar Bagh

Registrations

7707 Delhi Medical Council, 2000
17148 Medical Council of India (MCI), 1998
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