MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology, FRCS - Ophthalmology (Edin)
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Dr Naginder Vashisht is a Consultant Ophthalmologist based in New Delhi. He has a post-graduate MD degree in Ophthalmology along with the FRCS and FICO accreditations. Besides, he has also had specialized advanced training in the area of vitreo-retina surgery.Dr Vashisht has had wide experience in several hospitals in and around New Delhi. He is currently associated with the Kailash Nursing Home and Eye Care at Patel Nagar, the Artemis Hospital in Gurgaon and the Mata Chanan Devi Hospital in Janakpuri. His other attachments include those of Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon at Max Superspeciality Hospital (Panchsheel and Saket), Consultant at Maharaja Agrasen Hospital (Punjabi Bagh), Consultant at Fortis Hospital (Shalimar Bagh) and Visiting Retina Specialist at Central Railway Hospital, New Delhi.After the completion of his MD, Dr Vashisht was posted as Senior Registrar (vitreo-retina and uvea) at Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi from June 2007 to June 2010. He then joined Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi, as Associate Consultant until October 2010. In February 2011 he was posted as Associate Consultant at Dr BL Kapur Memorial Hospital until September 2011.Dr Naginder Vashisht is well-versed in various ophthalmological clinical skills, which include fluorescein angiography and indocyanine green angiography, optical coherence tomography, ultrasonography of ocular structures and adnexa, and microbiological evaluation of infectious ocular diseases. In addition, he has had considerable exposure to ocular pathology and pharmacology laboratory procedures, Humphrey visual field evaluation and Goldman perimetry, ocular pachymetry and corneal topographic evaluation. He is also familiar with videokeratography and orbs can, refractive surgery and biometry workup. He has worked extensively on lasers and cryotherapy which include YAG-PI, YAG capsulotomy, retinal photocoagulation (focal, grid, full & sectoral scatter), laser indirect ophthalmoscopy, TTT, PDT and retinal cryotherapy.Dr Vashisht's surgical experience includes performing phacoemulsification under topical anaesthesia, buckling surgery, pars plana vitrectomy, vitreoretinal surgeries for complicated retinal detachment, macular hole surgery and managing trauma cases including IOFB and endophthalmitis.Besides his clinical expertise, Dr Vashisht has been actively involved in research studies, and several of his co-authored papers have been published in peer-reviewed journals or presented as posters or podium presentations at medical conferences. He has also bagged awards for his efforts and is a distinguished member of many associations linked to ophthalmology. He has attended ten national and six international conferences thus far in his career.
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Dr Naginder is amazing. he really cares for his patients wellbeing. I got acute retinal vasculitis treated and his observations and recommendations are spot on. His experience speaks for itself. Highly recommended
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