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Dr. Aradhana Basu

Dr. Aradhana Basu

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MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

20 Years Experience Overall  (19 years as specialist)

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Completed M.B.B.S in 1991, from Christian Medical College ( C.M.C.) Vellore.Served in the army medical corps as a medical officer from 1993 to 1998. Completed post – graduation (M.S) in ophthalmology from 1999 to 2002 from armed forces medical college (A.F.M.C.) Pune. Was overseas in Melbourne. Australia 2002 – 2003. Worked at H.V Desai Hospital, Hadapsar Pune in 2004. Completed fellowship in cornea and microsurgery from Aravind eye hospital. Coimbatore 2006 – 2007. Worked as a consultant ophthalmologist in Chennai from 2007 to 2016. Worked as a consultant ophthalmologist in Dr. Agarwal’s eye hospital. Mauritius from 2016 –2017.Facilities available Computerised eye checkup and contact lens clinic, Glaucoma Clinic, Centre for eye trauma and injury, Phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation, Stitchless cataract surgery, Anterior segment surgery, Corneal microsurgery, and corneal transplant Information and guidance about eye donation & refractive surgery

Hadapsar, Pune

Villoo Poonawalla Memorial Hospital

3.5

S. Number 156, Plot Number 1/3A, 3B/1, 2/3, Pune - Solapur Road, Landmark: Near Savali Corner, Pune

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+ 49

Tue, Thu, Sat

03:00 - 05:00

350

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

Education

MBBS - Christian Medical College & Hospital, Vellore, 1990
MS - Ophthalmology - Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, 2001

Memberships

Indian Medical Association (IMA)

Experience

2002 - 2017 Consultant at Hindu Mission Hospital and Aravind Eye Hospital Coimbatore

Registrations

2016/02/0277 Maharashtra Medical Council, 2016
50800 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 1992

Trainings and Certifications

Fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment - Aravind Eye Care System, Coimbatore, 2007
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