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Dr. Ira Chopra

Dr. Ira Chopra

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MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

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Dr. Ira Chopra is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in South City-II, Gurgaon Dr. Ira Chopra practices at Prism Eye Clinic in South City-II, Gurgaon. She completed MBBS from G B Pant Hospital / Moulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi and MS - Ophthalmology from POSTGRADUATE INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH, CHANDIGARH. She is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA).

South City-II, Gurgaon

Prism Eye Clinic


Shop No. 312, 3rd Floor, F-Block Market, South City-II, Gurgaon

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Mon - Sat

10:00 - 01:00
04:30 - 06:30


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


MBBS - G B Pant Hospital / Moulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi


Indian Medical Association (IMA)


2004 - 2006 Senior Resident at PGIMER
2008 - 2010 Consultant at Umkal Hospital


288 Delhi Medical Council, 2001
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