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Dr. Roopali Nerlikar

Dr. Roopali Nerlikar

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MBBS, DNB - Ophthalmology, FRCS - Ophthalmology (Edin)

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

25 Years Experience Overall  (22 years as specialist)

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Dr. Roopali Nerlikar is an Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon, Glaucoma Specialist and Cataract and Refractive Surgeon in Deccan Gymkhana, Pune and has an experience of 22 years in these fields. Dr. Roopali Nerlikar practices at Kelkar Nursing Home in Deccan Gymkhana, Pune. She completed MBBS from B J Medical College, Pune in 1993, DNB Ophthalmology from Sankara Nethralaya in 1998 and FRCS from Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 1999.She is a member of All India Ophthalmological Society, Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society, Glaucoma Society Of India (GSI), American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and Poona Ophthalmological Society.

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Deccan Gymkhana, Pune

Kelkar Nursing Home


Prabhat Road, Lane 1 Corner, Landmark: Near Ganpati Mandir, Pune

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Mon, Thu

06:30 - 08:30

Tue - Wed, Fri

11:00 - 01:00
06:30 - 08:30


09:30 - 10:30

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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


MBBS - B J Medical College, Pune, 1993
DNB - Ophthalmology - Sankara Nethralaya, 1998
FRCS - Ophthalmology (Edin) - Royal College Of Surgeon Of Edinburgh, Uk, 1999


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


2001 - 2016 Consultant Eye Surgeon And Glaucoma Specialist at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital
2001 - 2017 Consultant Eye Surgeon And Glaucoma Specialist at Amruta Eye Clinic, Kelkar Nursing Home, Prabhat Road


75818 Maharashtra Medical Council, 1995

Trainings and Certifications

Glaucoma fellowship - Sankara Nethralaya, 1999
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