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Dr. Arundhati Pande

Dr. Arundhati Pande

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MBBS, DOMS, DNB - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

18 Years Experience Overall  (15 years as specialist)

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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.

Pashan, Pune

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101, Chandravarsha Building, Pashan Sus Road, Landmark: Above SBI Pashan Branch, Pune

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11:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 08:30

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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

Awards and Recognitions

Participated in At- Emmetropia - 2004
Attended COPHy - 2015
Special Achievement Award by POS - 2020
Faculty at MOS - 2018
Dualthon Runner up - 2015

Education

MBBS - Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion,Mumbai, 2000
DOMS - Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), Latur, 2005
DNB - Ophthalmology - Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT), Latur, 2008

Memberships

Poona Ophthalmological Society
Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society
Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)
All India Ophthalmological Society

Experience

2007 - 2017 Ophthalmologist at S.K.N. M.C and GH
2009 - 2011 Ophthalmologist at Vitalife, Pashan

Registrations

2002031833 Maharashtra Medical Council, 2002
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