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Dr. Nikhil Rishikeshi is an experienced Pediatric Ophthalmologist. After having completed post-graduation in Ophthalmology, Dr. Rishikeshi did a long- term Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and then went to AIIMS, New Delhi to work with the most reputed and experienced Squint Surgeon in India. He has performed more than 5,000 successful Pediatric Eye Surgeries and has a passion for the subject.Soon thereafter Dr. Rishikeshi went and worked at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, U.K and then presented his research on Nystagmus Surgeries at the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
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I booked appointment via call. Compounder suggested me to directly come there and call them after reach in h.v desai hospital. He is very supportive. One lady doctor completed my eye test and created report. Then he took me to doctor. I waited almost 30 to 40 min and my turn came. I talked with doctor and said that i cant watch in night in my mobile and whole day my eyes is remaining red so he just checked report and ask me more. He checked my eyes and said that u have dry eyes issue bcox of summer and i am in IT job so i am continuously stare towards screen due to AC my eyes remain dry everyday. And ask me about past medication and he told me to dont use that drop it is not good for health. And motivated me and said within in month u will be ok. I was so depressed but he said just chill and really within one month i recovered. Thanks a lot Nikhil sir.
We have been visiting Dr. Rishikeshi's clinic for my mothers cataract. With a gap of 4 months in between both eyes of my mom operated sucessfully for cataract surgery. My mom is very happy with the results. He is a brilliant surgeon with experience in solving many complicated cases. Takes time to explain the problem, solution and line of treatment to the patients satisfaction. Best thing is they have an start of the art Operation theatre at the clinic itself ...so very convinient. Will recommend to consult this Dr for any opthalmic issues.
My son had a lazy eye . We went to a number of doctors in pune , but were very satisfied with his explanation of the treatment to my son ( as he was only 7 years old then) that he actually did what the doctor asked him to do . He had to patch his eye for 6-7 hrs a day for at least a period of 6 months. Dr. Nikhil had a way with him and made him so comfortable that my son loves to go him . I recommend him to all my friends and family. I can’t thank him enough for helping us over come the fear we had.
We had been for a general eye check up of my 3 year old daughter. The doctor did a thorough check up. And then he explained the issue really well. He even explained the options in front of us. We need to go for further tests, for which he explained the procedure as well.
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