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Dr. Varun Malhotra

Dr. Varun Malhotra

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MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

9 Years Experience Overall  (9 years as specialist)

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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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Banjara Hills, Hyderabad

Centre for Sight

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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

Published papers and has delivered lectures at various state and National conferences.

Education

MBBS - Topiwala National Medical College, 2006
MS - Ophthalmology - Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India, 2011

Experience

Consultant at Anand Eye Institute
Consultant at Pushpagiri Eye Institute
Consultant at Indo-US Hospital
2011 - 2013 Fellow at Sankara Netralaya

Registrations

2007124030 Maharashtra Medical Council, 2007

Trainings and Certifications

Fellowship in Cornea - Sankara Nethralaya, 2011
Fellowship in Anterior Segment (FIAS) - Sankara Nethralaya, 2011
Fellowship in Kerato Refractive Surgery - Sankara Nethralaya, 2011
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