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Dr. Suvarna Koppikar is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Andheri East, Mumbai and has an experience of 29 years in this field. Dr. Suvarna Koppikar practices at Kamal Eye Clinic in Andheri East, Mumbai. She is a member of All India Ophthalmological Society and Bombay Ophthalmologists' Association (BOA). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Corneal Transplantation,Oculoplastic Surgery,Eyelid Surgery,Eye Muscle Surgery and Eye Surgery etc.
My son had developed a recurring eye infection for which we consulted Dr. Kopikar. She explained the condition in detail and medication as well as precautions to be taken for eye care. She was very generous with her time and attention. Its a pleasure to have been acquainted with her.
Doctor Suvarna Koppikar is very friendly and explains about the problem and works on core root cause of the eyesight issue rather than just focusing on your specific problem . She tries to eliminate problem by doing certain research instead of just prescribing medicines for the problem you visit her for! This is what is a quality anyone would prefer in a Doctor. She is highly experienced and I would recommend anyone with eye sight issues to visit her and you will be happy to meet her and take her opinions and treatment.
I m superhappy to meet such a warm smiling polite doctor..she is very goid at her work,friendly with kids n warm with us..very cool n chill unlike other doctors....my kids vl never b scared now to visit a doctor☺️
I had red eye issue. Dr Koppikar did a detailed checkup with all the latest instruments available for eye checkup. She gave also gave a detailed explanation for the issue and how it can be reduced.
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
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