MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
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Dr. Charu Khurana is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Vikas Puri, Delhi and has an experience of 16 years in this field. Dr. Charu Khurana practices at Centre for Sight in Vikas Puri, Delhi. She completed MBBS from Lady Hardinge Medical College Delhi in 2000,MS - Ophthalmology from Guru Nanak Eye Center, New Delhi in 2004 and DNB from Guru Nanak Eye Centre , New Delhi in 2005. She is a member of AIOS and DOS. Service provided by the doctor is: Glaucoma.
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Appointment taken for my mother she have been suffering from Glaucoma so i wanted to take 2nd opinion. visiting center for sight is always comfortable and Dr Khurana is an excellent doctor i too have been visiting her from 2015 for my eye check up, i really like the way she consults and also ensures that there is no ambiguity in patients mind, she answer's all the queries of the patient that is very great. staff i am very friendly.
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