MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
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Dr. Neera Agrawal passed her MBBS and MS from King George Medical College, Lucknow in 1991. She was a Senior Resident Surgeon at the same hospital for one year. She did her fellowship at L.V.Prasad Eye Institute from 1992-1993 (eye research center equipped with most modern eye care facilities and is the best center for corneal surgery in India.).She has been practicing in New Delhi since 1994 as a leading Refractive & Cornea Surgeon. She has been a pioneer in the field of Refractive Surgery in Delhi. She was one of the first few eye surgeons in Delhi to perform Excimer & Lasik surgery and has performed about 20 thousand Lasik surgeries, besides training other doctors for it. She has also performed about 2000 Cornea transplants and more than 20 thousand Cataract surgeries. She was also a senior consultant at Max Hospital, Panchsheel, and Saket. Over the years, Dr. Neera has also been the guest speaker at many national ophthalmology conferences.
The doctor was extremely friendly and very through. The staff took my history and then they gave me a through and comprehensive eye check up.
She is really doing good job with positive attitude******* ********* ********* ** *** ******The best part in her that is the way she speaks and communicate with others perfectly.
Doctor helped me a lot . experience was superb always able to help me. She guided me on call in emergency case. She is very good doctor.
Visited the clinic for doctor's opinion on my cornea topography. Apparently, at clinic topography machine was not working, so doctor asked me to accompany her to another clinic where she was to perform LASIK. An assistant conducted my cornea's topography and handed over the report to me. Doctor gave me opinion in the middle of her LASIK hardly spending a minute analysing my report. If I am spending a hefty amount on the report, I expected at least 5 minutes of doctor's time and understand what other steps need to be taken by me so that everything remains in control.
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
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