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Dr. Pankaj Jain is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Karol Bagh, Delhi and has an experience of 31 years in this field. Dr. Pankaj Jain practices at Apollo Spectra Hospitals in Karol Bagh, Delhi,Mohan eye institute in Karol Bagh, Delhi and Roop Nagar Clinic in Roop Nagar, Delhi. He completed MBBS from G R MEDICAL COLLEGE, GWALIOR in 1979.
I was stressed with eye discharge and some relative issues. So I consulted him initially and he treated me very well. Most of my problems are solved now and I am extremely satisfied with the results. There was about 5 to 10 minutes of waiting period and it was reasonable too. In total, it was a good experience and I say yes to the doctor.
I have met him for a general eye check-up. He was very good and approachable. I just wanted to get glasses hence he didn't suggest any medical tests. He examined my eye power and gave the numbers. When I visited, he was available in the OPD and another session was going on. Within 15 minutes, I got my consultation. So it was just a comfortable and satisfying experience for me.
He is an experienced and professional doctor .he helped me in understanding the problem and precautions
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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