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Dr. Varun Gogia

Dr. Varun Gogia

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MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

13 Years Experience Overall  (9 years as specialist)

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Education: AIIMS throughout ( MBBS, MD, Senior Registrar) Speciality: Vitreoretina, cataract, uveitis, ROP, micro-vitrectomy systems.Awards: best Junior Resident Award at Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, topped the competitive MD exam at RPC. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology Silver award 2016 for his study in posterior uveitis.Pioneer: Surgical innovations related to uveal melanoma, endo-illuminator assisted scleral buckling surgery for retinal detachment and has been instrumental in discovering new frontiers of treatment for serpiginious choroiditis. Publications: more than 60 national and international scientific research publications to his credit. Conferences: attended and presented his scientific research at more than 20 national and international conferences. Experience: Before founding The IClinix, he had headed the retina division of Medanta Hospital.

Lajpat Nagar 4, Delhi

IClinix- Advanced Eye Care


26, National Park, Landmark: Near Moolchand Metro Station, Delhi

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Mon - Tue, Thu - Fri

09:00 - 07:30

Wed, Sat

03:00 - 07:00


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


Retina Surgery
Cornea Disorders Management
Preventive Eye Checkup
Retina Lasers
Macular Surgery
Squint Cliinic
Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

Awards and Recognitions

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Best Junior Resident Award, RPC, AIIMS - 2011
Topped M.D Examination , RPC, AIIMS - 2011
Won 19th IAP Quiz at AIIMS , Pediatrics - 2006
KVPY Scholar, Anatomy, ICMR - 2003
Institute summer Scholarship, Anatomy dept, AIIMS - 2003


MBBS - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2007
MD - Ophthalmology - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2011


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AAO - American Academy of Ophthalmology
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)
All India Ophthalmological Society
Vitreoretina Society of India
Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)


2008 - 2014 Ophthalmologist at AIIMS
2014 - 2015 Vitreoretina Surgeon at Medanta Medicity
2015 - 2016 Senior Research Associate- Vitreoretina at AIIMS
2012 - 2012 Clinical Observer at Cole Eye Institute at Cleveland clinic, USA (Nov 2012)


R/04624 Delhi Medical Council, 2008

Trainings and Certifications

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 2014
Fellowship in Vitreo-Retina - Cole Eye Clinic, Cleveland Clinic,USA, 2012
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