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Dr. Sandeep Bachu

Dr. Sandeep Bachu

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DNB - Ophthalmology, MNAMS - Ophthalmology, MBBS

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

14 Years Experience Overall  (10 years as specialist)

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Dr. Sandeep Bachu completed his basic medical education from NTR Health university, Andhra Pradesh while doing his MBBS he received Gold Medal in Ophthalmology. He then Specialised in Ophthalmology from Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli, and Obtained DNB degree in 2010. He did a Surgical Vitreo-Retina Fellowship from Aravind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore ( 2010- 2012), Later he joined as a consultant at Aravind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore.He received an International Council of Ophthalmology fellowship in Ocular Immunology & Uveitis from Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore USA in 2014. He did an Observership in Ocular Oncology under Dr. Shields at Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA. He is well trained in Microincision vitrectomy surgery (MIVS) 25 & 23 Gauge. His areas of interest are Retinal Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Endophthalmitis and Macular Degenerations. He has presented several papers and posters at conferences, published articles in peer-reviewed journals.He has a keen interest in academics, research, and an aspiration to practice evidence based medicine.

Himayat Nagar, 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

International council of Ophthalmology fellowship award in Ocular Immunology - 2014


DNB - Ophthalmology - Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, 2010
MNAMS - Ophthalmology - Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, 2014
MBBS - Dr. NTR University of Health Sciences Andhra Pradesh, 2006


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All India Ophthalmological Society
American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
Andhra Pradesh Ophthalmological Society (APOS)
Hyderabad Ophthalmologists' Association (HOA)
Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)


2011 - 2014 Medical Consultant at Aravind Eye Hospital


55427 Andhra Pradesh Medical Council, 2007

Trainings and Certifications

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery - Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, 2012
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