MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
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91% (67 votes)
Dr. Vikas Thukral has an experience of performing more than 10,000 cataract surgeries till now, most of them by Phacoemulsification. Also aNn expert in Lasik surgery for removal of glasses. Special interest in Oculoplastic surgery and Facial aesthetics. Consultant Oculoplastics and Facial Aesthetics as Max Hospitals, S. Delhi and Gurgaon. Specialist in cosmetic and plastic surgeries of the eyelid (Ptosis, Entropion, Ectropion, DCR, Lid trauma, Eye tumors, etc.). Expert in Blepharoplasty (Eye bag removal surgery). Also certified in Botox and Fillers for wrinkle removal and facial rejuvenation. Special interest in Squint and Pediatric Ophthalmology. Expert in Squint management and problems of Eye in children.
3 clinics for General Consultation
207, Sector 15A, Landmark: Near HUDA Market, Behind Gymkhana Club, Faridabad
Mon - Sat
10:30 - 01:00
06:00 - 08:00
11:00 - 01:00
Overall good experience. Went for my 9 year first eye check up. Doctor was friendly and explained the issues in detail.
very nice and experienced doctor.i was worried about my eye but he resolved my problem without any hesitation in a short time.
Doctor Thukral is very soft spoken and has done the accurate analysis of the eyesight. Even told us that the number my daughter has been wearing was an incorrect one.
We are not very sure what is the meaning of appointment when the doctor was late by 30 mins. Apart from that, the diagnosis and handling of patient is sub par.
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