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Dr. Neeta Gadkari

Dr. Neeta Gadkari

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MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

28 Years Experience Overall  (28 years as specialist)

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Dr. Neeta Gadkari, MS(Mumbai) DOMS is a practicing Ophthalmic Surgeon of 22 years standing. A meritorious student throughout she received her undergraduate and post-graduate medical training at the prestigious, Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai. She passed her MBBS in 1987 and her MS Ophthalmology on the first attempt in 1991. She received a gold medal during her DOMS and stood second during her MS at the Bombay University. She worked as a clinical assistant in Ophthalmology at the Hinduja National hospital for a year in 91-92 where she had the opportunity to use the latest equipment. She had short training stints in Austin USA in 93, and in Cologne, Germany in 94. She has done a formal phaco training course with hands-on experience at LIONS NAB hospital in 2003. She is routinely performing Phacoemulsification in complicated cases and implanting foldable and multifocal lenses. She receives tertiary referrals for Glaucoma.She is also a senior consultant Eye Surgeon at Jehangir Hospital (Apollo group of hospitals) in Pune since 10 years.

Deccan Gymkhana, Pune

Gadkari Eye Centre


Sarvadarhan Society, Nalstop Chowk, Karve Road, Landmark: Opposite Karve Road Telephone Exchange, 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


MS - Ophthalmology - King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, 1991
MBBS - King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, 1988


Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Pune Ophthalmological Society
Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society


1991 - Present Director and Eye Surgeon at Specialty Eye Clinics


59781 Maharashtra Medical Council, 1988
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