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Dr. Harikrishnan V

Dr. Harikrishnan V

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MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology, DNB - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

13 Years Experience Overall  (2 years as specialist)

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A young ophthalmologist with a past experience in Indian Army, trained at one of the best centres in India. Dr Harikrishnan has various presentations and publications in the field of Ophthalmology at both national and International levels. His special interests lie in Cataract, Refractive, Retina and Peadiatric ophthalmology.

Sainikpuri, 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

BMJ SouthAsia Awards nomination - 2017
ICMR International Grant - 2017


MBBS - Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, 2007
MS - Ophthalmology - Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, 2018
DNB - Ophthalmology - Natboard New Delhi, 2019


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All India Ophthalmological Society
European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS)
IMA Hyderabad East


2009 - 2015 Medical Officer at Indian Army
2015 - 2018 Ophthalmologist at Armed Forces Medical College, Pune


34189 Medical Council of India (MCI), 2009
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