MBBS, DOMS, DNB - Ophthalmology
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Dr. Arundhati Pande completed her MBBS from Sion, Mumbai. She performed more than 5000 ophthalmology surgeries like Topical Phacoemulsification, SICS, Keratoplasty, Glaucoma, Pterygium with Graft, Oculoplasty, Squint, Orbital implant, Botox injections. Research articles presented in National, International,local conferences. Half Ironman finisher, Marathoner,Long distance runner, Bharatnatyam Dancer, Triathlon finisher,avid Trekker.
Have been to another clinic before, but my kid wasn't comfortable with the clinic. We decided to give Dr. Arundhati a try. In the first appointment itself we were happy with the Doctors friendliness and the eye check up went smooth. My kid now reminds me of the next follow up. Thank you for making it a pleasant experience.
The doctor *** **** ************* *** gave very good detailed advice. She was against the surgery option but gave clear reasons which made good sense. Also very good and kind with my son visiting for the first time. She was able to connect with him and assess him very well. Many thanks to the doctor for all her help.
Dr.Arundhati is a very genuine opthalmologist. She gives a patient ear to all the issues. She is friendly and gives sufficient amount of time and concern to each patient. She has a calm demeanor. The clinic is well maintained and clean. Thank you Doctor.
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