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Dr. Deepak Garg

Dr. Deepak Garg

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MBBS, DNB - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

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13 Years Experience Overall  (13 years as specialist)

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After finishing his MBBS from Bombay, he went to Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, to do his ophthalmology training. He stayed on for a year more to do his pediatric ophthalmology specialization which was something he developed interest in as a student. Before moving to Bombay, Dr. Deepak visited world-renowned pediatric ophthalmologists in Toronto, United states of America and London to learn more about his preferred specialty. In Bombay, Dr. Deepak worked at the Lotus Eye Hospital and in 2008 started Eye Solutions. He also was part of a small team that worked with the Dekhon project in rural Maharashtra.

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Eye Solutions - The complete eye hospital

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151D, August Kranti Marg, Kemps Corner, Landmark: Opposite Gangar Eye Nation & Behind Vithal Court, Mumbai

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03:00 - 05:45

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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

Best Outgoing Post Graduate Award - 2004

Education

MBBS - University of Mumbai, Mumbai, 2001
DNB - Ophthalmology - Sankara Nethralaya, 2005

Memberships

All India Ophthalmological Society
Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society
Bombay Ophthalmologists' Association (BOA)

Experience

2004 - 2015 Medical Director at Eye Solutions

Registrations

2001020642 Maharashtra Medical Council, 2001

Trainings and Certifications

Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology - Sankara Nethralaya, 2005
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