DNB - Ophthalmology, MNAMS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
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Dr. Sandeep Bachu completed his basic medical education from NTR Health university, Andhra Pradesh while doing his MBBS he received Gold Medal in Ophthalmology. He then Specialised in Ophthalmology from Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli, and Obtained DNB degree in 2010. He did a Surgical Vitreo-Retina Fellowship from Aravind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore ( 2010- 2012), Later he joined as a consultant at Aravind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore.He received an International Council of Ophthalmology fellowship in Ocular Immunology & Uveitis from Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore USA in 2014. He did an Observership in Ocular Oncology under Dr. Shields at Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, USA. He is well trained in Microincision vitrectomy surgery (MIVS) 25 & 23 Gauge. His areas of interest are Retinal Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, Endophthalmitis and Macular Degenerations. He has presented several papers and posters at conferences, published articles in peer-reviewed journals.He has a keen interest in academics, research, and an aspiration to practice evidence based medicine.
I visited Dr. Sandeep Bachu on 21 November2020. I am in my fifties and have come across many intelligent Doctors but on very rare occasions I have come across a doctor who not only correctly diagnosed my issue , he very perfectly , patiently and calmly explained me the entire thing covering all the details from A to Z so that as patient I know what I am going through, what to expect and what should i do at my end. His process was not to churn patients one after one but to treat them with most efficient approach factoring in all things that can impact medical issue so that the patient leaves with highest level of satisfaction with regards to the treatment.I cannot recommend him enough for eye related issues.
Friendly nature and **** ********* **** staff are also friendly and hospital premises is neat and clean
Well treatment and good suggestions, interaction with patient is best.explanation to patient is good
Very friendly and amicable.Took very good care.staff was courteous.Not much of waiting time.Very nice
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