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85% (13 votes)
expert cataract surgeon with over 26 years experiance
2 clinics for General Consultation
NH-01, Expressway, Landmark: Near Advent Tower, Noida
Mon, Wed, Fri
09:30 - 10:30
Tue, Thu, Sat
03:00 - 05:00
I will highly recommend Dr. Ashwini Jain. He was very friendly, thorough and explained the issue to me in detail. The treatment worked and that is what matters most.
Doctor advised me well. Highly experienced one. Also advised me suitable medicines and also the required one.
He's not very pleasant to talk to. Bordering on rude! Had to wait long as was not told about him in operation when called hospital before visiting at scheduled time of 3pm. Again visited at 4.30 and met him but he was very straight face and not concerned with any other aspects which could have resulted to pain in eyes. Said your number has changed slightly and did not bother about looking at probable reasons for someone having pain in eyes.. looked more like he was only concerned about completing his count of patients
Absolutely dissatisfied! Booked appointment for 3:00 pm and he made us wait for 2 hours. Examined us for 2 minutes and concluded!
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