Dr. Pooja Khamar
Specialization: Cataract and Refractive Surgery Services
Work Experience: 7 Years
Practice location: NN Rajajinagar
Days & timing of availability for each centre:
NN1: All days
NN3: On appointment basis : twice a week 5.00 to 7.00 pm
Dr. Pooja Khamar currently serves as a consultant in cataract, Dry Eye, and Refractive services at Narayana Nethralaya Eye Institute. Beyond her clinical responsibilities, she actively engages in translational research at her institute and affiliated organizations, including GROW and IBMS Lab.
Her academic journey includes earning a Ph.D. from Maastricht University in the Netherlands, focusing on “Wound healing in Refractive Surgery.” Dr. Khamar completed her Post Graduation at NHL Medical Municipal College, Ahmedabad, and pursued her fellowship in CORE (Cataract Optics Refractive Excellence) at Narayana Nethralaya, Bangalore. Her areas of expertise encompass Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Dry Eye, and Keratoconus, with extensive practical experience in these domains.
Distinguished as one of the few surgeons globally with expertise in all laser-based platforms for refractive surgery, particularly Lenticular extraction techniques, Dr. Khamar has numerous national and international research publications. She has been an invited faculty member at various National and International conferences, showcasing her commitment to advancing the field.
Dr. Pooja Khamar has garnered recognition and accolades on both national and international platforms, including being one of the first Indians to receive the prestigious Troutmann Award, the highest honor in refractive surgery, acknowledging her significant contributions to research. Additionally, she holds the distinction of being recognized as one of the top 10 young eye doctors globally and has been honored with the prestigious “Rising Star” award for her outstanding contributions to the field.
Dr. Pooja Khamar is one of the first Indians to receive the Troutmann Award, the highest honor in refractive surgery presented to a young surgeon for their significant contributions to research.
Education & Training
M.B.B.S, M.S, FRCS, PhD
Achievements & Awards
She has been recognized as one of the top 10 young eye doctors globally and has been conferred with the prestigious “Rising Star” award.
Best Paper @ AAO, ASCRS, APACRS, ESCRS, ARVO, WOC. Best Video @ ASCRS, APACRS.
Total Reviews – 896
I have undergone with an ICL surgery by the Dr. Pooja khamar.During the test and the consultation time faculty and the hospital members were doing with the good response and the guidance.
Narayana nethralaya i appreciate for the timely manner and the good discipline maintained by the hospital members. The counselling member help us any time even through the call and guide for the day activities after surgery.
Finally i am happy with the surgery undertaken and the eye sight is excellent after the ICL.
I took lasik surgery and I really had a great experience in Narayana Nethralaya all the doctors were treated well specially my consultant doctors Sibi and Pooja they have treated really well and everyone are so friendly and after the treatment also they will instruct very neatly their concern about patients were nice but the one thing is disappointing the fees structure is expensive but also it is worthwhile thank you Narayana Netralaya.