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Dr. N. S. Athanikar

Dr. N. S. Athanikar

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MBBS, DOMS, MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


41 Years Experience Overall  (41 years as specialist)

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Dr. N. S. Athanikar is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Vileparle East, Mumbai and has an experience of 41 years in this field. Dr. N. S. Athanikar practices at Parle Eye Clinic in Vileparle East, Mumbai. He completed MBBS from Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital in 1972,DOMS from Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital in 1974 and MS - Ophthalmology from Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital in 1976. He is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA),All India Ophthalmological Society,Vileparle medical Club and Bombay Ophthalmologists' Association (BOA). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Visual Field Test and Neuro Ophthalmology etc.

Vileparle East, Mumbai

Parle Eye Clinic

12/A, Dharam Prem Apts, Nehru Road, Landmark : Above Shiv Sagar Restaurant, Mumbai, Mumbai

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Mon - Fri

04:30 - 08:00


01:30 - 04:00


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

Gold Medalist In DOMS - 1974


MBBS - Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, 1972
DOMS - Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, 1974
MS - Ophthalmology - Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, 1976


Indian Medical Association (IMA)
All India Ophthalmological Society
Vileparle medical Club
Bombay Ophthalmologists' Association (BOA)


1978 - Present Owner at Parle Clinic


28618 Maharashtra Medical Council, 1972
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