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Dr. Jai Kelkar

Dr. Jai Kelkar

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MBBS, DOMS, FCPS - Mid. & Gynae, DNB - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

19 Years Experience Overall  (18 years as specialist)

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Dr. Jai Kelkar is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Shivajinagar, Pune and has an experience of 19 years in this field. Dr. Jai Kelkar practices at National Institute Of Ophthalmology in Shivajinagar, Pune and National Institute Of Ophthalmology - Aundh in Aundh, Pune. She completed MBBS from NMVPS, Medical College, Nashik in 1998,DOMS from College of physicians and Surgeons Mumbai in 2002 and FCPS - Mid. & Gynae from DNB board, New Delhi in 2003. She is a member of Maharastra Medical Council. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Retina Surgery and Lasik,Orbital Surgery,Diabetic Eye Checkup,Eye Checkup - General and Canaloplasty etc.

Shivajinagar, Pune

National Institute Of Ophthalmology


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


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MBBS - NMVPS, Medical College, Nashik, 1998
DOMS - College of physicians and Surgeons Mumbai, 2002
FCPS - Mid. & Gynae - DNB board, New Delhi, 2003


Maharastra Medical Council


2000 - 2016 Consultant Doctor at National Institute of Opthalmology


2000020788 Maharashtra Medical Council, 2000
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