Dr. Harsha Rao

Designation: Consultant
Specialization: Glaucoma
Work Experience: 15
Practice location: NN4
Days & timing of availability for each centre: Monday to Friday

Dr. Harsha Rao is a consultant in the Department of Glaucoma at Narayana Nethralaya, Bengaluru. He completed his basic medical education and Post-Graduation in Ophthalmology from Bangalore Medical College, Bangalore. He subsequently completed his long term fellowship in Glaucoma at L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad followed by another long term fellowship in Glaucoma at the University of California, San Diego. He worked as a Glaucoma consultant at L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad from 2007 to 2015 before joining Narayana Nethralaya. He had also held the positions of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the School of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York between October 2010 and April 2015, and the School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio between July 2011 and April 2015. He was a member of the Associate Advisory Board of World Glaucoma Association from 2013 to 2019. He completed his PhD from Maastricht University, Netherlands in 2018.

He has published over 150 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals (with a H-index of 31) and has been an invited speaker at multiple national and international conferences. He is on the editorial board of multiple journals and is a reviewer for most of the high impact journals in Ophthalmology. He is a council member of the Asia-Pacific Ocular Imaging Society.

Education & Training


Achievements & Awards

1. Young Researcher and best scientific presentation award at “Glaucoma Unplugged” Annual GSI Meeting, Mumbai, 2011.
2. Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology 2019.


Total Reviews – 187

Rafi Perveez

My wife had Glaucoma issue since 4 years & we landed up at Narayana Nethralaya after visiting about 5 hosps,Dr Harsha Rao has been very kind & handled the issue with lot of patience & finally we got TRAB surgery done & everything looks ok now . We give a thumbs up to Dr Harsha . The staff has been very kind ,the patient review system & records handling has been excellent .

vasantha ram

Dr. Harsha Rao is a very good Doctor and was very calm softly spoken and a very good Councillor. I am 77 yr old. The Dr patiently answered all my doubts . Shantha technician did excellent Mr Venkatesh at reception helped in getting auto.

diptendu shekhar

Dr Harsha is very caring, Dr Shetty too is a good doctor, courteous staff, toilet clean, parking was good, overall good experience

Arnab Roy

Dr Harsha Rao. Has been a great help


I came to this hospital with my mother to get her tested for glaucoma and Dr Harsha rao was very patient with us and explained everything in details. It was a good experience

prahlad kanchan

Dr Harsha Rao Glaucoma expert is nice attend me as family member and all Hospital staff is good

Ananda Saha

Met Dr. Harsha and satisfied with diagnosis.

Dhanya B M

Bannerghatta, Narayana Netralaya. Dr .Harsha Rao. Best doctor with good experience. DR. Treated well . Thank you so much.

Manoj Thosar

I am happy with Dr. Harsha Rao’s guidance n treatment

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