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Dr. Nabin Kumar Pattnaik

Dr. Nabin Kumar Pattnaik

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MD - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

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41 Years Experience Overall  (41 years as specialist)

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CHAIRMANDCH, MD Ophth. AIIMSVitreo-Retina & Lasik SpecialistHe is specialized in Ophthalmology from the most prestigious Dr RP Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi. He has presented at various international and national meetings and has written chapters in various textbooks. He has been Honoured Bharat Jyoti Award in 2003 for outstanding work in field of Ophthalmology, Rashtriya Gaurav Award in 2003, Dr RN Sabharwal Gold Medal in 2004, HUF Excellence Award 2014 for contribution in the field of Health Care.He has received his MBBS degree from VSS Medical College, Orissa. He was trained at Christian medical college, Vellore. He has obtained his MD Ophthalmology from Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi in 1978. he was formerly at Dr. RP Centre (AIIMS) and Sri Ganga Ram Hospital and presently Director and Chief Eye Surgeon at DPLEI. He is specialist in Phaco, Vitreo-retina, LASIK, Diode Laser, YAG laser etc. he has bagged several awrds , delievered oration and has severalpublications and books to his credit.He was trained in laser and vitreo-retina surgery under well-known Prof. Lund at University Eye Clinic, Munich, Germany in 1988. he has a distinguished academic career at AIIMS . His world in the field of ophthalmology has been recognized both nationally and internationally, for which he has been awarded by international bodies.His pivotal role has been in the development of DPLEI – A Referral Vitreo-retinal Centre, where all modern diagnostic and treatment modalities are available. He has also published many scientific papers, especially in laser and vitreo-retinal surgery in various national and international journals.During his last 25 years of practice in the field of ophthalmology, he has accumulated extensive knowledge and experience, which he is trying to share with others through hispublications. He has visited a large number of countries all over the world to deliver lecture and participate in conferences etc. he has recently been honored with Bharat Jyoti Award 2003 for his outstanding work in the field of ophthalmology. At present, he is also a Technical Expert for NABH for assessment of Hospitals, Vice President, Consortium for Accredited Health Care Organization (CAHO) and Secretary General, Foundation of Ophthalmic and Optometry Research Education Centre (FOOREC).

Lajpat Nagar, Delhi

Dr. Pattnaik's Laser Eye Institute

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C-2, Ground Floor, Lajpat Nagar 3, Landmark: Behind Jagdish Store, Delhi

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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

Awards and Recognitions

Rashtriya Gaurav Award (Certificate of Excellence) - 2003
Dr. R.N Sabharwal gold medal - 2003
Dr. R.N Sabharwal gold medal - 2004

Education

MD - Ophthalmology - All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, 1979

Memberships

All India Ophthalmological Society
Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)
Delhi Medical Council
Vitreo Retina Society of India (VRSI)
Delhi Medical Association (DMA)

Experience

Doctor at Dr. Pattnaik's Laser Eye Institute

Registrations

10366 Delhi Medical Council, 1991
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