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Dr. Nitin Prabhudesai

Dr. Nitin Prabhudesai

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MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS, DOMS

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

26 Years Experience Overall  (26 years as specialist)

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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.

Kothrud, Pune

Prabhudesai Eye Clinic


Plot Number 14, Saket Society, Landmark: Opposite Sidharth Palace Hall & Near Karishma Society, Pune

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Mon - Tue, Thu - Fri

09:00 - 02:00


02:00 - 06:30


11:00 - 02:00


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

Awards and Recognitions

Gold Medal in D.O.M.S - 1988


MS - Ophthalmology - Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, 1989
MBBS - Topiwala National Medical College & BYL Nair Charitable Hospital, 1984
DOMS - College of physicians and Surgeons Mumbai, 1988


American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
All India Ophthalmological Society
Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society
Poona Ophthalmological Society


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1990 - 1993 Consultant Vr Surgeon at Sankara Netralaya
1993 - 1994 Consultant Vr Surgeon at Ganpati Netralaya
1994 - Present Consultant Vr Surgeon at Prabhudesai Eye Clinic
2006 - Present Assistant Professor & Consultant Vr Surgeon at Bharathi Vidyapeth & Bharath Hospital
1994 - Present Consultant Vr Surgeon at Ruby Hall Clinic


55929 Maharashtra Medical Council, 1986

Trainings and Certifications

Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery - Sankara Nethralaya, 1990
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