MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
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Firm belief, dedicated goals and sheer hard work of Dr. Niteen Dedhia concreted the pillars of Ojas Laser Eye Surgery Centre. Being an exemplary and expertise in Ophthalmic treatments, Dr. Niteen Dedhia has been conferred with degrees and honored with renowned awards. At first, it all started with the harvest of time, dedication and blessed nature of comforting patients whenever required. The Beautiful journey began with a motto of gifting a correct vision and proper consultation of eye care treatments. He proved his merit in every spirit and chose Ophthalmology as a specialty in medicine. The increasing innovations and zeal of learning newer technology, Dr. Dedhia flew to West Germany in the year 1992 for further surgical training under Dr. Hans Reinard Koch, BONN one of the pioneers of Modern Cataract Surgery in Phacoemulsification Techniques in cataract with Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery at Clinic Dardenne. The intense training programs deep rooted and helped to learn the techniques of suture Fixated Intraocular Lens Implants, Iridoplasty, Pupilloplasty & Low-vision Aids. He curates the faith of his visionary ideas and thus he also went to Singapore to attend the 1st Asia Pacific Congress on Excimer Laser conducted by Summit International Laser Group. His enthusiasm always kept him moving. In the year 1994, he attended the International Conference on Cataract & Refractive Surgery in Hongkong and was trained in Phacoemulsification with Foldable Intra Ocular Lens Implantation techniques. Famous saying states “A Journey of a thousand miles begins with small steps”, proves to be correct for Mr. Dedhia. In the year 1995, he went to Los Angeles, USA. The purpose was to attend the Instruction and Training course in Radial Keratotomy & ALK (Automated Lamellar Keratotomy) conducted by the world renowned refractive surgeon Dr. Charles Casebeer. After successful completion of the course, He attended ASCRS meeting in San Francisco and was admitted as an International member of the American society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery. Optimal results and deep-rooted knowledge of learning newer technology have been zeal of Dr. Dedhia. In 1996, he went to West Germany, Manheim for training in Lasik under well known refractive surgeon Dr.Michael Knorz. In the later quarter of 1996, he also went to Columbia in South America for training in LASIK under Dr. Maria Clara Arbalez, one of the pioneers of Refractive Surgery in World. Dr. Dedhia has been a pioneer in performing LASIK surgery; being amongst the first to perform microkeratome lasik as well as blade-free (intralase femtosecond) lasik in the country. He is also among the first to bring phakic intra-ocular lenses to India, providing respite to patients with very high myopia.The impeccable growth in the career journey and enlightenment of learning did give recognition of award 1st prize for the best presentation on “Phacoemulsification in Subluxated Cataract” by the Bombay Ophthalmologist’s Association in July 1997. Incredible enthusiasm and zeal of learning different deeply rooted treatment inspired him to attend conventional training programs. He underwent Intensive Surgical Training in LASIK at 2 days Symposium organized by Chiron Vision: The world leaders of Microkeratome & Excimer Laser Technology, conducted by The World’s Most Renowned Refractive Surgeons Dr. Lucio Burrato from Italy and Dr. Stephen Slade, USA Boston, June 1997. The Visionary was propounded with the right direction of his dreams and faith. In order to excel in his field and get equipped with the latest technology he has undergone training for “Implantable Contact Lens Surgery (ICL) at Mexico, Tijuana under Doctor Dr.Artero Chayet. In order to attain the wisdom of knowledge and motto of giving excellence to the society, he went to Ettlingen, Germany for training in Phakic Intra Ocular Lens implantation under Dr. Burkhard Dick from the University of Mainz. With the Constant true potential of working best in every aspect, he is a member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
Doctor was very friendly and explained my eye issue in details . I would surely recommend DR . Niteen Dedhia to others .
Dr Niteen Dedhia is a fantastic doctor.I got my lazor done in 1997. My entire family and friends have been his patient. Coming to his clinic is a very pleasant experience. The doctors and staff are very friendly. Dr Deepa is also excellent at her job. Dr Niteen is highly experienced and gentle.Being a good human being adds to his persona. He has been treating my daughter for Intracranial hypertension. I have never felt the need for a second opinion despite the fact that its been a tough phase. Have blind faith in his ability as a doctor and he has always lived up to it. May he grow from strength to strength and keep making life saving difference in so many lives as he is already doing also with his charitable pursuits. Thanks doc for being there for us.
We've been coming to the clinic for almost three years and each visit has been a good experience. The staff has always been very corteous specially Greta at the reception and Kripa. Things have been explained to us in detail and queries have been answered. My mum who is the patient feels comfortable here which is very imp for an old lady. Even the OPD boys are always around ready to help. Regarding the treatment one of Mums eye was saved from further damage and her eye pressure was regulated and now its normal at least she has average vision in that eye. For the other eye the doctors have tried their best to improve the site by replacing vthe cornea twice although so far there's no improvement. The overall experience has been excellent thanks to Dr Dedhia and his expert team and a special thanks to Dr Deepa who has been extra kind to mum. Have already recommended Ojas to friends and family and will continue doing so.
THANKS A TON FOR THE TREATMENT NOT JUST FOR EYES BUT FOR THE SOUL TOO.......MY Mother-in-law was operated at Ojas eye care for corneal replacement and son was for squint... BOTH ARE PERFECTLY FINE WITH BETTER VISION...THANKS FOR THE LIFE SAVIOR TEAM....BIG THANKS TO DR. DEDHIA......
After diagnosis, they said I had Chalazon in both eyes and needs to be operated. After operation they said it was ok and next routine check up it's not gone and needs more surgery. They did not inform that from start.
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The worst experience I've ever had with a doctor. The first review I'm ever writing because I wouldn't want anyone else to go through this terrible experience.
I would like to elaborate on my entire experience with the doctor and the clinic.
I had a number of about -4.75 in both my eyes and wanted to get a Lasik done for the same.
I got my Lasik work up done the first time I visited the clinic. On my first visit I was offered 3 surgeries but told I had a fairly large number, and would need the most expensive surgery offered by the clinic.
I wasn't very convinced to do this specific surgery. There were options like bladefree and blade given, obviously one would steer towards the bladefree as it's newer technology. I wanted to take a second opinion to make sure I make the right decision for my eyes.
I asked the clinic for my reports, as I needed the pentacam, which is usually provided by all doctors in the Lasik work up. Which is of course included in the cost of the Lasik work up(Rs3100). The clinic promised to share but delayed it for days. After a couple of days, when asked again they asked for rs2500 additional for the pentacam report. Which was the total amount I had paid for my entire Lasik work up at a reputed doctors clinic in Bandra.
I enquired politely, that the amount I had initially paid for lasik work up included which tests. I was just trying to gain some clarity and compare the two reports to make sure I choose the right surgery for myself as I was told I had a high number.
This resulted in the doctor calling me (otherwise I would interact with the clinics employees) and reducing the cost of my surgery as a special case and also waiving off my Lasik work up amount.
This isn't what I had asked for! But this was my first glimpse of then zig zagging my questions, and what they could do to make sure they don't lose a client.
Ultimately after a discussion with my parents I decided to go ahead with Mr. Dedhia as he was recommended by a few people to my mother, and we thought a bladeless would be a better bet.
I got my surgery on 3dec 2016. I was asked to pay the amount of surgery before it began, I transferred the amount but due to the ban on 500 and 1000 notes I fell short of a small Amount as my bank temporarily deactivated my account. I asked them to start the surgery till my dad arrived with the remaining amount.
But they were as uncooperative as one could get. It delayed my surgery by around 1.5 hours.
As soon as I was put on the operation table. Doctors first words were" next patient ko tayaar Karo". Complete lack of empathy. The happiness of my eyes getting corrected, made me overlook such behaviour, but this was just the beginning of what I was about to experience.
It was a successful surgery as per the reports. I took care of my eyes for a month, with the prescribed drops and wipes to clean my eyes. I felt a certain haziness in my follow up visits which I told was due to not cleaning my eyes correctly.
I made sure my eyes were cleaned correctly thereafter and went about my normal routine with the precautions given. Also the Lasik surgery might make the eye dry, so I kept putting the drops to make sure that was taken care of. But the haziness never disappeared.
I approached the doctor with the problem. He was far from acceptance that there was a problem, so the solution was out of question. He would put on the screen and ask me to read. I could read, but I was hazy which he wouldn't believe, or chose not to do so. He would keep saying that the surgery was successful, I knew that it was coz I had 20/20 vision but I had a certain blur, which lead to constant headaches, and difficulty in going about my normal routine.
I was put on to the junior doctors, went through the tests, reading those alphabets a million times, the air pressure tests, but there was no definite answer given to this problem after several visits. Once when I asked to meet Mr. Dedhia, after 1.5 hours of waiting, his first words were "you are okay", he never asked me how I was, he never accepted the problem, and kept saying the surgery was successful.
I just wanted a solution to the blurred vision I had. Which led me to take a second opinion from a doctor recommended by my client (he had a failed cataract surgery in the Ojas clinic) Again, it was a tough task to get my pre and post pentacam reports from the Ojas clinic, they asked for money again for it, and then gave it for free after my dad intervened. This seems to be their usual practice.
The recommended doctor studied my reports and agreed I had a problem. Phew! A ray of hope. The denial by Mr.dedhia made me feel this was just a figment of my imagination.
The dry eyes were ruled out by this doctor with the dry eye test, and a few more tests to make sure all was fine. The surgery was successful he said, as I didn't have a remainder number. Things got a bit better with the new drops I was using. The headaches were gone, haziness reduced. I started believing this was the end of this. I kept using the prescribed drops.
But it's 25th July 2017 and I'm still hazy and it got a bit severe this week, which got me worried again. I'm having problems while driving with the glaring head lights, which makes me lose judgment sometimes while driving at night. When I shared this with an Ojas clinic doctor, Dr Deepa intervened and offered her advice of not driving at all and that would solve the problem completely.
I visited my doctor again with this concern. This doctor had hoped I'd be fine by now and was surprised to see me back again. Now it was a bit serious, since this the max time it takes for they eyes to adapt to the surgery. This doctor wanted to probe further for which he needed my Lasik treatment machine sheet, to study the specifications of my surgery.
I went back to the Ojas clinic, to request them to hand me those reports. They say that the machine sheets were produced in the 1990's and they use the latest technology, and there's no such sheet produced from the Lasik machine.
By this time, I had learnt the hard way not to trust what I was told by them.
I checked with two reputed doctors if machine sheets were produced by Lasik machines in the 21st century, I got a firm "yes".
What can I make out of such behaviour? They always get paranoid to share my reports, what is there to hide if I was operated by the best surgeon on the latest equipment. They don't want to take responsibility once they've been paid off.
I don't know what is worse, to live with this defect in my eyes or the thought of going back to the Ojas clinic.
The chalazion was too small but the doctor immediate prescribed removal. I had to ask for an ointment since I have earlier resolved them by applying the same. He then agreed and wrote but was trying to convince me to get that removal done right there. I am surprised that he didn't even mention that until I brought it up.
I was shocked to know that the removal would cost be over the 1200/- fee. I mean what was the 1200 for? 2 mins of face time?
I feel that specialists think that every person walking into their clinic is a wallet and the visit is an opportunity to take as much money out of it as possible. Sad state of affairs.
Dr Niteen Dedia is a senior ophthalmologist . He is very sophisticated , has gentle demeanour and has provided to the area of Kandivali / Borivali the state of the art technology in eye care . The treatment is at reasonable charges and within the reach of middle class people . The staff is very courteous and helping . I wish Dr Niteen and his team all the best
Overall Ojas is a well setup hospital with nice, helpful and cheerful staff. They handled our case well and were very attentive. The only thing I would like to clearly call out, is that while the appointment was advertised as appointment with Dr Niteen Dedhia we never got to meet him. It seems he attends to only the more critical cases. In such cases, the appointment heading was misleading.
World class facility with very experienced doctors. The staff is friendly and the hospital is very clean. The entire procedure being performed by the doctor is explained to us before going ahead and all our queries are resolved until I was satisfied. I know my eyes are in safe hands at Ojas Eye Hospital and thanks to the team there I can see crystal clear again!
They also have all the latest technology in terms of lasik machines and cataract machines. Will get my lasik done from here only!