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Dr. Pankaj Bendale

Dr. Pankaj Bendale

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MS - Ophthalmology, Fellowship in Glaucoma, MBBS

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

13 Years Experience Overall  (13 years as specialist)

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Dr. Pankaj Bendale is a Glaucoma specialist in Pimple Saudagar. After completing the master of surgery in ophthalmology from Mumbai university, Dr. Pankaj Bendale completed long term Glaucoma fellowship under Dr. P. Sathyan at Aravind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore.He worked as a Glaucoma Fellow for two years in Aravind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu. Aravind Eye Hospital is a tertiary care referral center in INDIA, recognized by the National Board Of Examinations (NBE) in New Delhi and the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, London for Basic Specialist Training (BST). It is a World Health Organization (WHO) collaborating center for the prevention of Blindness. His surgical exposures during this stint had the strong emphasis on cataract surgeries like Small incision Cataract extraction and Phacoemulsification with IOL implantation in both Venturi and Peristaltic machines.He was involved in teaching Small Incision Cataract Surgery and Phacoemulsification to residents and practicing ophthalmologists from various parts of INDIA.Currently, he is working as Chief of Glaucoma Services & Adult Cataract Consultant at National institute of Ophthalmology, Pune since January 2010. Till date, he has done around 10,000 Cataract Surgeries.Till today he has done around 3000 Trabeculectomy with or without Cataract Surgeries.

Pimple Saudagar, Pune

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513, Fortuna Complex, Rahtani Road, Landmark: Opposite Mcdonalds, Pune

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06:00 - 09:00


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


MS - Ophthalmology - INHS ASVINI, Mumbai (MUHS, Nashik), 2007
Fellowship in Glaucoma - Aravind Eye Care System, Coimbatore, 2007
MBBS - Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Hospital, Mumbai, 2003


Member of Pune Ophthalmology Society
Member of Glaucoma Society of India
Glaucoma Society Of India (GSI)


2009 - 2017 Adult Cataract, Glaucoma and Neuro ophthalmology Consultant at National Institute of Ophthalmology


2003/04/1806 Maharashtra Medical Council, 2003

Trainings and Certifications

F.A.E.H.(Glaucoma) - Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, 2007
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