MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
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Dr. Varun Malhotra completed his Basic Medical education from Topiwala National Medical College and BYL Nair Hospital, Mumbai and MS in Ophthalmology from JJM Medical College , Davanagere affiliated to Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore followed by a Fellowship in Cornea, Anterior Segment and Refractive Surgery from the prestigious Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai
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Doctor is very friendly and explains well in hand before patient could ask .I would recommend Dr.Varun for any eye related issues because of his patience and expertise in his field. Every eye deserves the best and he is the best person we have met and we would love to recommend. Thanks for everything.😀😍
my name is Balakrishna age 37,i have eye spects from 20 years,I was visited so many hospital for Lasik laser for my both eyes, but every doctor said lasic is not possible to your eyes, after some days with one of my friend suggestion I was visited to center for sight Dr. Varun malhothra ,so he tested my both eyes deeply and said lasic prk surgery suitable for your eyes,and the treatment time is just 30 min only, and have to take rest in home for 3 to 4 days.i was done surgery for my both eyes now my eyes are very perfect. am very thank full to Dr. Varun malhothra sir.
My mother went for posterior capsule surgery . After the surgery doctor has mentioned he got all the blood and cardiac investigations with out retina scan.
My father went for eye surgery an year back. After the surgery doctor has mentioned that everything went fine and should get normal in few days.
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