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Dr. Ajay Pathak

Dr. Ajay Pathak

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MBBS, MD - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


35 Years Experience Overall  (35 years as specialist)

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Dr. Ajay Pathak is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in New Industrial Town, Faridabad and has an experience of 35 years in this field. Dr. Ajay Pathak practices at Apollo Clinic in New Industrial Town, Faridabad. He completed MBBS from Ranchi University in 1980,MD - Ophthalmology from University of Ghent in 1984 and Fellow In Retina & Uvea from university of belgium in 1985. He is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Haryana Medical Council. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Lasik for Glasses Removal,Vision Therapy Exercises,Eye Surgery,Treatment for Keratoconus and Lens for Keratoconus etc.

New Industrial Town, Faridabad

Apollo Clinic

#5D/8A, Railway road, Landmark: Opposite Fruit Garden, Near Neelam Chowk, Faridabad

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Mon - Sat

10:00 - 11:00
05:30 - 06:30


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


MBBS - Ranchi University, 1980
MD - Ophthalmology - University of Ghent, 1984


Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Haryana Medical Council


Consultant at Metro Hospital


5415 Haryana Medical Council, 2010

Trainings and Certifications

Fellow In Retina & Uvea - university of belgium, 1985
Fellowship in Neuro-ophthalmology - USA, 2001
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