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Dr. Rashmin Gandhi

Dr. Rashmin Gandhi

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MBBS, FRCS - Ophthalmology (Edin), FRCS - Ophthalmology (Edin)

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

21 Years Experience Overall  (20 years as specialist)

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Dr. Rashmin Gandhi is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon,Neuropathologist and Cataract and Refractive Surgeon in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad and has an experience of 21 years in these fields. Dr. Rashmin Gandhi practices at Centre for Sight in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. He completed MBBS from Sardar Patel University in 1992,MS - Opthalmology from Sardar Patel University in 1995 and FRCS - Ophthalmology (Edin) from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS), Glasgow in 2000. He is a member of International Council of Ophthalmology's Technology for Education Committee and All India Ophthalmological Society. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Orbital Decompression Surgery for Thyroid Eye Disease,Retina Surgery and Lasik,Neuro Ophthalmology,Retina Examination and Laser Refractive & Cataract Surgery etc.

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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

Awarded for Academic excellence by the Honorable Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Narendra Modi
Recipient of CV Ananathasayanam Memorial Award from His excellency Shri Rosiah, the Governor of Tamil Nadu.
Award for Best Associate Consultant of Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai - 2002
Young Super Achiever of Chennai award by Sri Swaminarayan foundation - 2004


MBBS - Sardar Patel University, 1992
FRCS - Ophthalmology (Edin) - Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS), Glasgow, 2000
FRCS - Ophthalmology (Edin) - Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSE), U.K, 2000


International Council of Ophthalmology's Technology for Education Committee
All India Ophthalmological Society


1999 - 2013 Senior Ophthalmologist at Sankara Nethralaya
2008 - 2013 Director at Sankara Nethralaya Academy
2011 - Present Adjunct Faculty at Indian Institute of Madras
Consultant Neuro Opthalmologist at Centre for Sight


21623 Gujarat Medical Council, 1993

Trainings and Certifications

MS - Opthalmology - Sardar Patel University, 1995
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