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Patient Reviews

Patient comments (1)

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Narsing Rao is Good. Dr. Rao has been reviewed by 5 patients who have provided 1 comments. The rating is 4 out of 5 stars.

Patient Ratings
Ease of Appointment 4.3
Promptness 3.9
Courteous Staff 4.2
Accurate Diagnosis 4.2
Bedside Manner 3.0
Spends Time with Me 3.0
Follows Up After Visit 3.3

Specialties & Research

Dr. Narsing Rao, MD is board certified in Ophthalmology.

  • He has special expertise in 38 areas:
  • AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections
  • AIDS/HIV (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
  • Acute Retinal Necrosis Syndrome
  • Bacterial Eye Infections
  • Behcet Syndrome
  • Choroiditis
  • Conjunctival Diseases
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cytomegalovirus Infections
  • Cytomegalovirus Retinitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Cancer (Conjunctival Neoplasm)
  • Eye Cancer (Retinal Neoplasm)
  • Eye Cancer (Uveal Neoplasm)
  • Eye Diseases
  • Eyelid Cancer
  • Eyelid Diseases
  • Fibrosis
  • Fungal eye infections
  • Iritis
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Education & Awards

Dr. Rao graduated from Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad. He has 16 awards.

One of America's Leading Experts on:
AIDS-Related Opportunistic Infections
Bacterial Eye Infections
Conjunctival Diseases
Eye Cancer (Eye Neoplasm)
Eye Diseases
Ocular Tuberculosis
Uveitis (Anterior Uveitis)
Uveomeningoencephalitic Syndrome
Lorenz E. Zimmerman medal from American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2002
2011 list of America's Top Doctors, compiled by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd
Award from European Vision and Eye Research Association in 2006
Ramon L. Font medal from Pan American Society of Ophthalmology, 2005
International Ocular Inflammation Society Award 2005
Bietti medal from International Council of Ophthalmology, 2008
Castle Connolly America's Top Doctors® (2002 - 2008, 2010 - 2015)


Dr. Rao has 6 hospital affiliations:

  • USC University Hospital 
  • USC Norris Cancer Hospital 


  • Hindi
  • Telugu
  • English

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Additional Information
Dr. Narsing Rao MD is a male Ophthalmologist, has 45 years of experience and practices in Ophthalmology.
Where does Dr. Narsing Rao practice?
Dr. Narsing Rao has 1 office location.
Dr. Narsing Rao practices Ophthalmology near Los Angeles, CA.
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