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Dr. Pooja Mehta

Dr. Pooja Mehta

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MBBS, DNB - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

15 Years Experience Overall  (10 years as specialist)

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Dr. Pooja Mehta is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in East Of Kailash, Delhi and has an experience of 15 years in this field. Dr. Pooja Mehta practices at Pulastya Skin And Eye Clinic in East Of Kailash, Delhi. She completed MBBS from Baba Farid University of Health sciences in 2004 and DNB - Ophthalmology from National Board Of Examination in 2010. She is a member of Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS),All India Ophthalmological Society and National Academy of Medical Sciences. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Eye Checkup - General,Age-Related Macular Degeneration Treatment,Cataract Surgery,Diabetic Eye Checkup and Anterior Segment Surgery etc.

East Of Kailash, Delhi

Pulastya Skin And Eye Clinic

4.5

E-294, East of Kailash, Landmark: Near kailash Colony Metro Station & Near E-Block Market, Delhi

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12:00 - 01:30
05:30 - 07:45

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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

Education

MBBS - Baba Farid University of Health sciences, 2004
DNB - Ophthalmology - National Board Of Examination, 2010

Memberships

Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)
All India Ophthalmological Society
National Academy of Medical Sciences

Experience

2007 - Present Consultant at Pulastya Eye Clinic- Dr Pooja Mehta
2015 - Present Consultant at Nova Apollo Hospital

Registrations

27843 Delhi Medical Council, 2005
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