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Dr. Pratibha Patil Chumbale

Dr. Pratibha Patil Chumbale

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DNB - Ophthalmology, MBBS

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

13 Years Experience Overall  (11 years as specialist)

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Dr. Pratibha Patil Chumbale and team of ophthalmologist are highly qualified with vast experience in each specialty. Horizon eye hospital is known for its excellence in ophthalmic services with personalized touch and care. Though Horizon Hospital started their services since Aug 2018, our ophthalmic experts have more than 12 years experience in the eye care services.Dr Pratibha has completed MBBS from KIMS, Karad and done post graduation in DNB Ophthalmology from National Board of Examinations. She has done long term fellowship from renowned institute, Sankara nethralaya. She is one of the very few surgeons who are specialized in Topical phacoemulsification surgeries with premium IOL implantation (Toric IOl, Multifocal IOL, and Toric Multifocal IOL). Due to her skills and personalized care and fine touch she was promoted as Consultant Phaco surgeon, Squint specialist and Pediatric ophthalmologist in Vasan Eye care, Kolkata & Magarpatta, Pune branches at her very young age.She is also specialized in No glue, No stitch, pterygium excision with conjunctival autografts.She has operated 1 month old child with congenital cataract and 6 month child with congenital squint and preserved their eyesight.Her mission is to provide world-class eye care to the whole family under one roof at very economical rates without compromising quality and care

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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


DNB - Ophthalmology - National Board Of Examination, 2009
MBBS - Maharashtra Universtity of Health Sciences, Nashik, 2005


Indian Medical Association (IMA)
All India Ophthalmological Society
Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)


2012 - 2014 Consultant phaco Surgeon at Vasan Eye care
2014 - 2016 Consultant Phaco surgeon at Vasan Eye Care, Magarpatta


2006/02/627 Maharashtra Medical Council, 2006
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