MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
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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.
Friendly and efficient staff ensured that I didn't have to wait for my appointment.
Dr. Smriti Jain is polite & friendly. She thoroughly explained the present condition & the future implications. I have been visiting her for over a decade now & It is always a warm & comforting experience. I trust her completely & follow her advise sincerely. She is a huge asset to the medical fraternity.
Before the doctor examined my eyes, there was another lady who did the background check according to the issues I was facing. The doctor then did the checks again and assured me that it's not serious. She has given me simple solutions to practice to reduce stress,
The doctor did a thorough check up and explained the issue of glaucoma to me and my mom giving me enough time to question and clarify. She did not unnecessarily recommend surgery or prescribe a long list of medicines which showed her expertise and experience.
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