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Dr. Pratik Ranjan Sen

Dr. Pratik Ranjan Sen

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MBBS, DO, MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

24 Years Experience Overall  (24 years as specialist)

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Dr. Pratik Ranjan Sen is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Greams Road, Chennai and has an experience of 24 years in this field. Dr. Pratik Ranjan Sen practices at Apollo Hospital in Greams Road, Chennai. He completed MBBS from Gujarat University, India in 1992,DO from Gujarat University, India in 1994 and MS - Ophthalmology from Gujarat University, India in 1996. He is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Eyelid Surgery,Retina Examination,Anterior Segment Surgery,Uveitis and Oculoplastic Surgery etc.

Greams Road, Chennai

Apollo Hospital

3.5

21/22 Greams Lane, Thousand Lights, Off Greams Road, Landmark: Near Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School, Chennai

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+ 58

Mon - Sat

02:00 - 05:00

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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

Education

MBBS - Gujarat University, India, 1992
DO - Gujarat University, India, 1994
MS - Ophthalmology - Gujarat University, India, 1996

Memberships

Indian Medical Association (IMA)

Experience

Opthalmologist at Apollo Hospital

Registrations

73850 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 2004
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