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Dr. Pradeep Kumar Saraf

Dr. Pradeep Kumar Saraf

MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


34 Years Experience Overall  (34 years as specialist)

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Dr. Pradeep Kumar Saraf practicing at Shivam Nethralaya 51/1A Sarat Bose Road.

Sarat Bose Road, Kolkata

Shivam Nethralaya


#51/1A, Near Motor Vehicles & Lansdown Padopukur, Sarat Bose Road. Landmark: Opp. to Health Point Nursing Home., Landmark: Near Lansdowne Puddopukur, opposite Motor vehicles, Kolkata

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Mon - Sat

11:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 07:00


Common questions & answers

Q: When should I see an ophthalmologist?

A: You may see an ophthalmologist in the following conditions ·Blurred vision ·Eye pain ·Eye injury ·Diabetes-related eye problems ·Family history of eye problems ·Dark spots in vision ·Dry and itchy eye ·Decreased vision ·Discharge from the eye and redness ·Cataract surgery ·Corneal transplant

Q: Does an ophthalmologist perform only surgeries?

A: Yes, an ophthalmologist also performs eye surgeries. If you need cataract surgery or a corneal transplant, your ophthalmologist will treat you accordingly. An ophthalmologist also specializes in laser surgery.

Q: What is the education qualification of an ophthalmologist?

A: To become an ophthalmologist, you first need to complete MBBS degree, which is a five and half years course. After this course, you need to give an entrance exam for a postgraduate course. You will have to complete a three years course in MD (Doctor of Medicine) or MS (Master of Surgery) Ophthalmology or DNB. Some medical colleges also offer diploma courses in Ophthalmology after MBBS degree.

Q: Can an ophthalmologist suggest me which contact lenses to wear?

A: An optometrist or an ophthalmologist can perform your eye examination and find out the error in your vision. However, an ophthalmologist specializes in dealing with complex problems of the eye. So an ophthalmologist can easily suggest you which contact lenses to wear.

Q: Are there any specialists in ophthalmology?

A: An ophthalmologist can specialize in a particular branch and specialize in treating that particular eye problem The specializations are as follows: ·Paediatric ophthalmology (specialize in children eye problems) ·Neuro ophthalmology (eye problems originating from the nervous system) ·Ocular oncology (cancer of the eye) ·Ophthalmic pathology (diagnosis of eye problems via the pathology)

Awards and Recognitions

Recipient of Gold Medal as a Best Outgoing fellow, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai - 1985


MBBS - Baba Raghavdas Medical College, Gorakhpur, 1978
MS - Ophthalmology - Kolkata University, 1984


All India Ophthalmological Society
West Bengal Ophthalmic Society
Indian Medical Association (IMA)


2016 - 2018 Sr. Consultant at Shivam Nethralaya
2010 - 2018 Professor and Head of Department at Vivekananda Institute of Medical Sciences, Kolkata
1988 - 2018 Visiting Ophthalmologist at Ramakishan Mission Seva Pratisthan


40887 West Bengal Medical Council, 1982
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