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Dr. Prashant Srivastava

Dr. Prashant Srivastava

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MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


12 Years Experience Overall  (8 years as specialist)

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Dr.Prashant is a Consultant Ophthalmologist. After completing M.B.B.S from Burdwan Medical College and post graduation in ophthalmology ( MS ( Ophthalmology), he went on for a long-term fellowship from Sankara Nethralaya ( a unit of the Medical research foundation, Chennai ). After completing the fellowship , he worked at Sankara Nethralaya as a consultant for 5 years. He is proficient in medical and surgical management of difficult and challenging cases of cataract, glaucoma and anterior segment surgeries.He is a very experienced and skilful cataract surgeon (has performed more than 10000 eye surgeries ) and an expert in performing all types of cataract surgeries under topical anaesthesia (absolutely painless procedure performed without any injection). Dr.Prashant is proficient in managing complex glaucoma cases , all forms of glaucoma surgeries including paediatric glaucoma cases and glaucoma drainage devices. He is a renowned Guest speaker and instructor in different glaucoma forum. .

Teghoria, Kolkata



Near Spandan Hospital, Landmark: Near Big Bazaar, Kolkata

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Mon, Wed - Thu, Sat

09:00 - 03:00
03:15 - 06:00


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

Best Paper - 2011
Guest Speaker - 2017


MBBS - Burdwan Medical College, 2008
MS - Ophthalmology - MKCG Medical College and Hospital, 2012


All India Ophthalmological Society
Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)


2012 - 2018 Ophthalmologist at Sankara Nethralaya


64041 West Bengal Medical Council, 2008

Trainings and Certifications

Fellowship in Glaucoma - Sankara Nethralaya, 2014
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