MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology, Fellow of American College of Surgeons(FACS)
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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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we went for walk in appointment. We were already told that there would be waiting time. so we had been waiting in the room. Two hours passed. But we didnot know when our turn comes and what was our position in the waiting list. when we asked the boy calling patients. he answered simply pls sit we will call. I requested them how many more members are there before our name but they told that they cant tell and pls wait. Really we were blind there without knowing our position there. I did not understand why they don't follow token numbers system and even electronic display of the waiting nos will be more beneficial to the patients
Apart from the doctor I had a very bad experience with the staff. Not knowing language shouldn't hinder a person to meet the doctor. I was kept waiting sending in other patients who arrived later to me. The only reason the staff kept on saying is that I don't know hindi language. Is this the way any person should be treated? I thought hospital is the one where there wouldn't be racism and this proves me wrong to the fullest extent. It is not at all good and I wouldn't recommend this clinic, but I strongly recommend this doctor.
Excellent job Dr Santosh and team
I'm very much satisfied with the service of centre for sight eye care hospital especially Dr. Santosh G Honavar, Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon garu
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