MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology, DNB - Ophthalmology
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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.
302, 3rd floor, Teja Dream Plaza, 3rd Avenue, Landmark: Near 5th Avenue Bakery, Hyderabad
Mon, Wed - Sun
04:00 - 06:00
We were very comfortable with the way the Doctor communicated with us and explained the problem to our entire satisfaction.
Nice. It was a friendly conversation with the doctor. Ambience of the clinic was so good. No waiting period.
Dr Harikrishnan is such a wonderful person, explained everything in detail d casue n d treatment and d necessary precautions needed after surgery, d visit was for my mother. Overall great personality. Thanks a lot Dr my mother was very much satisfied talking to u. Thank u Dr.
Very friendly and helpful. Explained the reason for low vision. Very well maintained clinic and latest equipment.
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