MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS, DOMS
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95% (575 votes)
Dr. Prabhudesai, alumni of TN Medical College-Nair Hospital Mumbai, had his super specialty training in the medical and surgical management of vitreoretinal disease at the prestigious Shankara Nethralaya Chennai. Subsequently, he worked as a vitreoretinal consultant at the same institute, followed by a stint at Shri Ganapati Netralaya Jalna.Since 1994 he has set his own practice in the city of Pune. In 1998.
Plot Number 14, Saket Society, Landmark: Opposite Sidharth Palace Hall & Near Karishma Society, Pune
Mon - Tue, Thu - Fri
09:00 - 02:00
02:00 - 06:30
11:00 - 02:00
Although we had an appointment with the doctor at 12 noon, we had to wait several hours to see him and that too after the receptionist was reminded several times that both the patients were very senior citizens, one who was a stroke patient with peripheral neuropathy and who could not sit for for very long and the other who was just recovering from surgery. I had to threaten the receptionist that we were going to leave if we were not taken in immediately and only then were we allowed to go in .....and wait some more!!
I have been going to Dr Prabhudesai for last 15 years or so, he is a very good doctor. But the staff is very rude and there is too much wait time. I had an appointment for1 pm and I was not even attended to until 3 pm that too after I had checked on multiple times and lost my patience. The staff won’t answer your queries and won’t tell when will the doctor actually see you. I recommend the doctor highly for his skill but the staff needs to be more organised n polite to the patients. I saw them treat the same to some of the senior citizens as well.
* ***** ********* * ********* ** ****** ** ************ I am going to avoid this place for following reasons,1. Wait Time - OMG! It does not matter if you have booked it through Practo. It is going to take more than an hour . In our case it was 2 hrs. for a simple eye check up.2. Care less Attitude of StaffThey just do not care. For them patients are just numbers. Always busy in there paperwork. You will have to ask when you will be your turn.3. No Paperwork GivenJust gave the bill for Rs 800 fees.Have to ask to provide papers to make new glasses for my mother and the prescribed eye drop. Waited around 40 mins to have the paper. Asked couple of times to the front desk person but he did not seem to care was more interested in paperwork.4. Felt as if they are doing some favours on patients. Seen other patients also getting frustrated with waiting time and casual attitude of staff.
He is a good doctor, there is no doubt about it. However I feel that there is no point in taking appointments on practo before hand coz you will anyway be waiting for an eternity to get anything done here. I booked the appointment for 12pm. Reached 11:30. The doctor saw my mom at 1:30 coz she had to wait for the pupils to be delayed. Till then it was fine. The doctor prescribed a test after that. It is 3:15 now and I am still waiting for the test to be done. It is a 2 minute test for which I have been waiting for last 1.5 hours. And the guy at the reception says I need to wait for another hour. To say that I am disgruntled and irritated will be a huge understatement.
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