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Dr. Pravin Punamia

Dr. Pravin Punamia

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Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon


27 Years Experience Overall  (27 years as specialist)

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Dr. Pravin Punamia is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Goregaon West, Mumbai and has an experience of 27 years in this field. Dr. Pravin Punamia practices at Pravin Eye Care Centre in Goregaon West, Mumbai. He completed MBBS from Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Hospital, Mumbai in 1990 and DOMS from College of physicians and Surgeons Mumbai in 1993. He is a member of Goregaon Medical College. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Eye Surgery,Eye Muscle Surgery,Canaloplasty,Laser Refractive & Cataract Surgery and Eyelid Surgery etc.

Goregaon West, Mumbai

Pravin Eye Care Centre

#102, Vimal Apartments, S V Road, Goregaon West, Landmark: Opposite Patel Petrol Pump., Mumbai

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Mon - Sat

10:00 - 12:00
06:00 - 09:00


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


MBBS - Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Hospital, Mumbai, 1990
DOMS - College of physicians and Surgeons Mumbai, 1993


Goregaon Medical College


1993 - Present Owner at Pravin Eye Care Centre


64612 Maharashtra Medical Council, 1990
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