MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
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95% (21 votes)
Dr. Gajanan Pendkar is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Wagholi, Pune and has an experience of 17 years in this field. Dr. Gajanan Pendkar practices at Pendkar Eye Clinic in Wagholi, Pune and Om Eye Care in Viman Nagar, Pune. He completed MBBS from Government Medical College, Nanded in 2003 and MS - Ophthalmology from B J Medical College, Pune in 2014. He is a member of Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Diabetic Retinopathy Screening/ Treatment,Astigmatism,Vertigo Treatment,Corneal Ulcer Treatment and Dry Eye - Evaluation / Treatment etc.
He is very friendly and cooperative in nature.
There was no issue with Doc consultation.He was clear with his diagnosis and helpful.
Staff is cooperative optical shop is also available location is very accessible nice experience. I recommend this clinic
Nice and thourogh.
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