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Dr. Sonia Bhalla

Dr. Sonia Bhalla

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MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

23 Years Experience Overall  (21 years as specialist)

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Dr. Sonia Bhalla is an MBBS and MS in Ophthalmology and is the Owner/consultant of the Clinic. She is a Medical Retina Specialist and specializes in Diabetic eye problems. She has treated more than 10000 patients . She is an excellent eye surgeon and eye specialist.

DLF Phase IV, Gurgaon

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101B, 1st Floor, Phase 4, Supermart 2, DLF City, Landmark: Opposite Biryani Blues, Gurgaon

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Mon - Wed, Fri

10:30 - 01:00


12:30 - 04:00


10:30 - 04:00


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

Awards and Recognitions

Gold Medal - 1999
Best JR - 1999


MBBS - Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College, Meerut, 1993
MS - Ophthalmology - Lala Lajpat Rai Memorial Medical College, Meerut, 1999


Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)
All India Ophthalmological Society
Haryana Ophthalmological Society
Gurgaon Ophthalomological Society


1999 - 2001 Consultant at GRKaila Charitable Hospital
2003 - 2006 Consultant at Apollo Clinic,Sec-14
2002 - 2016 Consultant at Iris Eye Clinic
2015 - 2016 Senior Consultant at Fortis Memorial Research Institute


37577 Uttar Pradesh Medical Council, 1993
HN3815 Haryana State Medical Council, 2011
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