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Dr. Anagha Behere

Dr. Anagha Behere

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MBBS, DNB - Ophthalmology, DOMS

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

21 Years Experience Overall  (21 years as specialist)

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99% (1056 votes)

With an experience of 22 Years in the field of Ophthalmology and Eye Specialty.

Aundh, Pune

Lifeline hospital


1st Floor, DP Road. Behind kaka halwai. Aundh. Pune, Landmark: Behind Kaka Halwai, Pune

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12:00 - 02:00
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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


MBBS - Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, 1995
DNB - Ophthalmology - Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, 2000
DOMS - Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune, 1998


Indian Medical Association (IMA)
All India Ophthalmological Society


2001 - 2016 Ophthalmologist at Lifeline Hospital, Aundh
2005 - 2016 Ophthalmologist at Sahyadri Hospital, Karve Road
2012 - 2016 Ophthalmologist at AIIMS Hospital, Aundh


078794 Maharashtra Medical Council, 1996

Trainings and Certifications

Fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery - L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, 2012
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