Dr. Santosh Honavar - Ophthalmology - Hyderabad - DesiMD - Doctors Directory

Santosh Honavar

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MD, FACS Ophthalmology

Director, Medical Services - CFS Group; CFS Education; and National Retinoblastoma Foundation Director, Ophthalmic and Facial Plastic Surgery and Ocular Oncology Centre for Sight Superspeciality Eye Hospital Road No 2, , Banjara Hills , Hyderabad, Hyderabad, Telangana, 500034, India.

+91 40045500


Practice Information

Hospital / Clinic Address:

Centre for Sight Superspeciality Eye Hospital, Road No 2,
Banjara Hills
Hyderabad  Telangana  500034
Telephone Number: +91-8500552020, +91-8500852020

About Doctor

Specialities & Expertise

    Ophthalmic and Facial Plastic Surgery and Ocular Oncology


  • MBBS (Bangalore Medical College)
  • MD (All India Institute of Medical Sciences)
  • (American College of Surgeons (FACS))


    Dr Honavar had his basic medical education at the Bangalore Medical College. He was the Best Graduate of the Bangalore University in 1988 and was awarded seven gold medals. He received post-graduate training in Ophthalmology, followed by senior residency at the Dr RP Center for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi. During his residency training at the AIIMS, he was adjudged the Best Resident

    Dr Honavar further trained in Ocular Oncology at the Wills Eye Institute, USA. He thereafter established the comprehensive Ocular Oncology Service at the LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, the first such in the country. He currently heads the Department of Ophthalmic and Facial Plastic Surgery, Orbit and Ocular Oncology at the Centre for Sight, Hyderabad.

    Dr. Honavar’s current research interests comprise of retinoblastoma, tumors of the ocular surface, and orbit. Dr Honavar’s overall research contributions that have had very significant impact on the diagnosis and management of retinoblastoma and its outcome. 


Awards & Honors

    Some of the major awards and honors to his credit include:

    • Pfizer National Award, 1990; Col. Rangachari Gold Medal, AIOS, 1992; 
    • ARVO-Santen International Fellowship, ARVO, 1996; 
    • Zeigler International Fellowship, Orbis International, New York, USA, 1999;
    • Young Scientist Award, Indian Society of Oncology, 2000;
    • Dr Vengala Rao Award, Andhra Pradesh State Ophthalmological Society, 2001;
    • Achievement Award, Andhra Pradesh State Ophthalmological Society, 2001;
    • Best of Show Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2002, 2006;
    • Achievement Award, American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2002;
    • Dr Surya Prasad Rao Oration, Andhra Pradesh State Ophthalmological Association, 2006;
    • Dr Siva Reddy International Award, AIOS, 2007, the Senior Achievement Award,American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2009, and the
    • Prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award, Govt of India, 2009.


Research & Grants

    He has extensively published in peer-reviewed journals (over 150 manuscripts) and has written several book chapters.

Publications & Bibliography

Q's Answered

  • Q: eye problem


    Going by the short history, you seem to have a stye or an inflamed chalazion, both of which are mino...