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Dr. Kalpana Kharade

Dr. Kalpana Kharade

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MBBS, DNB - Ophthalmology, FCPS- Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

19 Years Experience Overall  (13 years as specialist)

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Dr. Kalpana Kharade is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Hadapsar, Pune and has an experience of 19 years in this field. Dr. Kalpana Kharade practices at Varadvinayak Eye Clinic in Hadapsar, Pune and Villoo Poonawalla Memorial Hospital in Hadapsar, Pune. She completed MBBS from Shivaji University in 2001,DNB - Ophthalmology from National Board of Education, New Delhi in 2008 and FCPS- Ophthalmology from Mumbai University in 2007. She is a member of Maharastra Medical Council,Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society,Poona Ophthalmic Society,Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Association of Medical Consultants. Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Astigmatism,Retinal Diseases,Laser Refractive & Cataract Surgery,Diabetic Retinopathy Screening/ Treatment and 2.2 mm Phaco Surgery for Cataract etc.

Hadapsar, Pune

Varadvinayak Eye Clinic

Laxmi Narayan Park, Sasane Nagar Road, Hadapsar,Landmark: NR.Railwe Gate., Pune

Mon - Sat

06:30 - 08:30


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 - Shivaji University, 2001
DNB - Ophthalmology - National Board of Education, New Delhi, 2008
FCPS- Ophthalmology - Mumbai University, 2007


Maharastra Medical Council
Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society
Poona Ophthalmic Society
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Association of Medical Consultants


2016 - 2018 Consultant at Villoo Poonawalla Memorial Hospital
2016 - 2018 Consultant &HOD at villoo poonawalla memorial hospital
2010 - 2016 Consultant at K. K. Eye Institute


2002/01/0066 Maharashtra Medical Council, 2002

Trainings and Certifications

D.O - Sethas Medical college & kem hospital Mumbai, 2006
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