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Dr. Snehal Wakchaure

Dr. Snehal Wakchaure


Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

12 Years Experience Overall  (11 years as specialist)

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Dr. Snehal Wakchaure is a Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon and has an experience of 10 years in these fields. Dr. Snehal Wakchaure practices at Om Eye And Heart Clinic in Vishrantwadi, Pune. She completed MBBS from Dr. V M Government Medical College , Solapur and DOMS from KEM Hospital Pune .Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Dry Eye - Evaluation / Treatment,Retinal Diseases,Eye Surgery,Diabetic Eye Checkup and Eye Checkup - General etc.

Vishrantwadi, Pune

Om Eye And Heart Clinic


Shop Number 30/31, Laxmi Classic Building, Landmark: Near Pratik Nagar Chowk, Pune

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Mon - Sun

10:30 - 01:30
06:00 - 08:00


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


MBBS - Dr. V. M. Government Medical College, Solapur, 2004
DOMS - College of Physicians & Surgeons of Mumbai, 2009


POS - Poona Ophthalmological Society
Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society
Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)
Indian Medical Association (IMA)
All India Ophthalmological Society


2012 - 2015 Consultant at Columbia Asia
2008 - 2011 Consultant at Eyecove Clinic
2016 - 2017 Consultant at Akansha Eye Clinic
2017 - 2018 Consultant at Om Eye and Heart Care


2006/02/712 Maharashtra Medical Council, 2006
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