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Dr. Nita A Shah

Dr. Nita A Shah

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MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

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35 Years Experience Overall  (35 years as specialist)

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It is rare that we come across the likes of Dr Nita Shah who appears to be on a mission to provide her patients not just treatment but an incredible experience in eye care.The spark in her vision translates into sparkle in the eyes of her patients. An Academic topper of Grant Medical College Mumbai, Dr Shah moved from strength to strength by obtaining MS in Ophthalmology to building The Eye Care Destination of today - Aayush Eye Clinic and Lasik Centre. The beginning was made in the year 1992 with a 10-bedded hospital in Chembur, Mumbai - Aayush Children & Eye Hospital along with her husband Dr. Amit Shah, a renowned Paediatrician and now we have the Fully Equipped Aayush Eye Clinic.

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Chembur East, Mumbai

Aayush Eye Clinic & Aayush Lasik Centre

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201/202, Coral Classic, Plot Number 955/956, 20th Road, Landmark: Behind ICICI Bank, Mumbai

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Mon - Wed, Fri - Sat

10:00 - 01:00
05:00 - 08:00

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10:00 - 01:00

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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

The Nusserwanji Fakirji Surveyor Gold Medal
The Khan Bahadur Jamshed Rustomji Gold medal

Education

MBBS - Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Hospital, Mumbai, 1981
MS - Ophthalmology - University Of Bombay, 1985

Memberships

Maharastra Medical Council

Experience

1983 - 1984 House Surgeon in Ophthalmology at J.J. Hospital
1984 - 1986 Registrar in Ophthalomology at J.J. Hospital
1986 - 1991 Lecturer in Ophthalomology at KEM Hospital
1997 - Present Doctor at Aayush Eye Clinic

Registrations

49554 Maharashtra Medical Council, 1983
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