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Dr. Smriti Jain

Dr. Smriti Jain

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MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

19 Years Experience Overall  (16 years as specialist)

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Dr Smriti Jain is an accomplished eye surgeon specializing in Cataract and Glaucoma surgeries with over 18 years of experience. She has a vast experience in handling cataract surgeries ,trained in phacoemulsification as well as FLACS-Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery. She has handled complex cataract surgeries as well as premium IOL’s like multifocals, and toric lenses.Glaucoma is Dr Jain’s area of interest and specialization, having been trained at the prestigious L V Prasad Eye Institute and Singapore National Eye Institute.Dr Smriti Jain earned her MBBS and MS in Ophthalmology from Manipal Academy Of Higher Education. Prior to joining Krishna Netralaya, Gurgaon, she has worked as a Senior Consultant Cataract and Glaucoma for over a decade at Amritsar Eye Clinic, Dehradun. She was also associated with Eye Q hospital, Gurgaon as a Senior Consultant Cataract and Glaucoma.She is a member of All India Ophthalmic Society and Glaucoma Society of india. She has authored and presented numerous scientific papers and case reports at several prestigious eye conferences in India and Abroad.

Sohna Road, Gurgaon

Krishna Netralaya

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304, Vipul Trade Center, Sector 48, Landmark: Opposite to Vatika Business Park, Gurgaon

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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

Awards and Recognitions

Co-Authored scientific paper on e-Lasek presented at ESCRS in 2008 at Berlin.
Co-Authored scientific paper on 1.7mm Co Axial MICS at ESCRS in 2007 at Stockholm.
Published a case report on Meibomitis in Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology of September-2003 issue.
Presented a paper in 62nd Annual Conference at Varanasi on “Ocular Manifestations in HIV & its co-relation with CD-4T-Lymphocyte Count”.

Education

MBBS - Manipal Academy of Higher Education, 2001
MS - Ophthalmology - Manipal Academy of Higher Education, 2004

Memberships

All India Ophthalmological Society
Glaucoma Society Of India (GSI)

Experience

2006 - 2016 Consultant at Amritsar Eye Clinic
2016 - 2018 consultant at Krishna Netralaya
2018 - 2018 consultant at National Eye Centre
2018 - 2019 consultant at Eye Q hospital

Registrations

3091 Uttarakhand Medical Council, 2010

Trainings and Certifications

Observership in Glaucoma - L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, 2009
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