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Dr. Aashish Kumar Bansal

Dr. Aashish Kumar Bansal

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MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

28 Years Experience Overall  (28 years as specialist)

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Dr Bansal has completed MBBS and MS in Ophthalmology from the Medical College, Rohtak, followed by fellowship in Cornea from the LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad and the Melbourne University, Australia; fellowship in Refractive Surgery from the Phillips Eye Institute, Minneapolis, USA; and advanced training in Artificial Cornea at the Lions Eye Institute, Perth, Australia.Dr. Bansal's focus areas are Laser refractive surgery, refractive cataract surgery and refractive corneal surgeryHe has published over 60 research papers, and has delivered over 400 lectures. He has mentored and trained over 50 cornea fellows and over 100 in cataract microsurgery and phacoemulsification.

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Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

Centre for Sight


8-2-269/A/2/1-6, Road Number 2, Ashok Capital Building, Landmark: Opposite KVR Park, Hyderabad

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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

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Published over 60 research papers,
Mentored and Trained over 50 cornea fellows
Achievement Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Best Paper at the World Refractive Surgery Symposium
Vengal Rao award by the APOS


MBBS - Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, 1983
MS - Ophthalmology - Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, 1988


All India Ophthalmological Society


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1992 - 2003 Consutlant at LV Prasad Eye Institute
1998 - 2003 Head of the Department of Cornea and Refractive Surgery at LV Prasad Eye Institute
2003 - 2013 Senior Consultant, Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Apollo Hospitals
2003 - 2013 Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at Apollo Hospitals
2002 - 2008 Adjunct Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at University of Rochester


HN - 641 Haryana State Medical Council, 1985

Trainings and Certifications

Fellowship in Cornea - L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, 1993
Fellow in Cornea and Refractive surgery - Phillips Eye Institute, Minneapolis, USA;, 2000
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