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Dr. Aditya Kelkar

Dr. Aditya Kelkar

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MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology, DNB - Ophthalmology, FRCS - Ophthalmology (Edin)

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

21 Years Experience Overall  (18 years as specialist)

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Dr. Aditya Kelkar is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Shivajinagar, Pune and has an experience of 21 years in this field. Dr. Aditya Kelkar practices at National Institute Of Ophthalmology in Shivajinagar, Pune and National Institute Of Ophthalmology - Aundh in Aundh, Pune. He completed MBBS from Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune in 1998,MS - Ophthalmology from B J Medical College, Pune in 2002 and DNB - Ophthalmology from DNB board, New Delhi in 2004. He is a member of Maharastra Medical Council. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Corneal Surgery,Orbital Surgery,Eye Muscle Surgery,Canaloplasty and Visual Field Test etc.

Shivajinagar, Pune

National Institute Of Ophthalmology

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Survey Number 1187/30, 302, Off Ghole Road, Phule Museum, Landmark: Behind Andhra Bank, Pune

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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

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MBBS - Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune, 1998
MS - Ophthalmology - B J Medical College, Pune, 2002
DNB - Ophthalmology - DNB board, New Delhi, 2004

Memberships

Maharastra Medical Council

Experience

1996 - 2016 Consultant Doctor at National Institute of Opthalmology

Registrations

85062 Maharashtra Medical Council, 1998
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