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Dr. Amit Gupta

Dr. Amit Gupta

MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

30 Years Experience Overall  (27 years as specialist)

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Dr. Amit Gupta is a Senior Ophthalmologist based in New Delhi, currently designated as Director at the Friends Eye and Child Care Centre in Noida and Delhi. He is also in charge of the Squint Clinic at Eye 7 (Chaudhary Eye Centre) in Daryaganj, New Delhi. Earlier, he was in charge of the Sanjeevan Lasik Centre, Daryaganj, from 1997 to 2003. A post-graduate in Ophthalmology from the RP Centre at AIIMS New Delhi (1983 batch), Dr. Gupta is very well-versed with all aspects of Ophthalmology, specializing in squint, neuro-ophthalmology, and pediatric ophthalmology.After his post-graduation, Dr. Gupta worked as officer-In-charge of Casualty and National Eye Bank, at the RP Centre of AIIMS from Feb-May 1994. In May 1994, he was posted as a Senior Resident in the centre's unit of strabismology and neuro-ophthalmology for a period of three years. In addition to this, he has worked with stalwarts such as Professor Prem Prakash, Founder President of Strabismological Society of India. He has been trained in phacoemulsification procedures under the expert guidance of Dr. RB Vaypayee, Additional Professor, RP Centre. He is also familiar with all other ophthalmic surgeries such as IOL implantations, glaucoma surgeries, keratoplasties, lid and vitreous surgeries. Besides, he has independently performed OPD investigations/procedures such as ocular ultrasound fluorescein angiography, laser (Argon laser, YAG laser, Diode laser). Recognized as a pioneer of Lasik surgery in Delhi, Dr. Gupta has performed over 10,000 LASIK surgeries to date. He has been doing cataract surgery using phacoemulsification (with implantation of foldable IOL) since 1998.Dr. Amit Gupta has been a regular invitee as faculty in Lasik and Squint sessions of the Delhi Ophthalmological Society. Besides his clinical commitments, he has had several of his research-based papers published in peer-reviewed journals and presented at various conferences. He has also contributed towards community care, having participated in organizing and conducting four eye camps in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, where he was one of a team of four surgeons that performed approximately 150 cataract operations per camp.

Darya Ganj, Delhi

Eye7 Chaudhary Eye Centre

4802/24, Bharat Ram Road, Landmark: Dariya Ganj Police Station, Delhi

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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

Pure Anteropositioning of Inferior Oblique” Acta Ophthalmologica 72(1994)-373-375 with Prof. Prem Prakash Dr. Pardeep Sharma.
“Advances in Strabisums Surgery” Strabi- Scope (News letter of Strabismological Society of India ) Vol 1 No 4, Oct-Dec , 1994.
“Amblyopia Update” Strabiscope, Vol 2 No 2, April- June, 1995 with Dr. Pardeep Sharma.
“Intermittent Exotropia” Strabiscope, Vol No 3 No 2, May-August, 1996.


MBBS - G B Pant Hospital / Moulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, 1989
MD - Ophthalmology - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1993


All India Ophthalmological Society
Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)


1994 - 1994 Officer Incharge Of Casuality at AIIMS
1994 - 1997 SR. Resident at Unit Of Strabismology & Neurophthalmology


9921 Delhi Medical Council, 2001
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