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Dr. Santosh G Honavar

Dr. Santosh G Honavar

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MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology, Fellow of American College of Surgeons(FACS)


Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


28 Years Experience Overall  (27 years as specialist)

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Dr. Honavar had his basic medical education at the Bangalore Medical College. He was the Best Graduate of the Bangalore University in 1988 and was awarded seven gold medals. He received post-graduate training in Ophthalmology, followed by senior residency at the Dr. RP Center for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi. During his residency training at the AIIMS, he was adjudged the Best Resident. Dr. Honavar further trained in Ocular Oncology at the Wills Eye Institute, USA. He thereafter established the comprehensive Ocular Oncology Service at the LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, the first such in the country. He currently heads the Department of Ophthalmic and Facial Plastic Surgery, Orbit and Ocular Oncology at the Centre for Sight, Hyderabad.Dr. Honavar’s current research interests comprise of retinoblastoma, tumors of the ocular surface, and orbit. Dr. Honavar’s overall research contributions that have had very significant impact on the diagnosis and management of retinoblastoma and its outcome. He has extensively published in peer-reviewed journals (over 150 manuscripts) and has written several book chapters.

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Centre for Sight - Banjara Hills


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

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Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction
Orbital Trauma
Ocular Oncology
Eyelid Tumor
Conjunctival Tumours
Uveal Melanoma
Intraocular Tumours
Orbital Tumours
Plaque Brachytherapy

Awards and Recognitions

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Pfizer National Award - 1990
Col. Rangachari Gold Medal, All India Ophthalmological Society - 1992
ARVO-Santen International Fellowship, ARVO, USA - 1996
Zeigler International Fellowship, Orbis International, New York, USA - 1999
Young Scientist Award, Indian Society of Oncology - 2000


MBBS - University of Bangalore, 1987
MD - Ophthalmology - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi,, 1992
Fellow of American College of Surgeons(FACS) - American College of Surgeons, 2002


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All India Ophthalmological Society
Oculoplastics Association of India (OPAI)
Asia Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery
Asia Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Oncology and Pathology
International Society of Ocular Oncology


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1992 - 1995 Senior Resident at All India Institute of Medical Sciences
1995 - 2013 Head of the Department, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery and Ocular Oncology, Associate Director, LVPEI at LV Prasad Eye Institute
1999 - 2000 Fellow at Wills Eye Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA
2001 - 2013 Adjunct Professor at University of Rochester School of Medicine, Rochester, NY, USA
2011 - 2013 Adjunct Professor at Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, OH, USA


27267 Karnataka Medical Council, 1988

Trainings and Certifications

Fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1995
Fellowship in Ocular Oncology - Wills Eye Institute, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2000
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