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Dr. Sudhir Wadgaonkar

Dr. Sudhir Wadgaonkar

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DOMS, DNB - Ophthalmology, MBBS

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

22 Years Experience Overall  (21 years as specialist)

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Dr. Sudhir Wadgaonkar is an Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Vishrantwadi, Pune and has an experience of 18 years in this field.He practices at Wadgaonkar Eye Hospital in Vishrantwadi, Pune.He completed DOMS from Pune University in 1999, DNB Ophthalmology in 2002 and MBBS in 1998 from Pune University.Performed about 2 lakh patients in OPD and 28,000 Surgeries. Trained upto 15 Ophthalmic Surgeons.Done 15,000 free cataract surgeries. He is a member of Indian Medical Association (IMA). Some of the services provided by the doctor are: Oculoplasty, Phacoemulsification Surgery, Cataract Surgery, Squint and Glaucoma Treatment etc.

Vishrantwadi, Pune

Wadgaonkar Eye Care and multispeciality clinic


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10:00 - 01:00
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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

Awards and Recognitions

Mani Bhai Desai Award - 2006


DOMS - University of Pune, 1999
DNB - Ophthalmology - King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth Gordhandas Sunderdas Medical College, 2004
MBBS - University of Pune, 1998


Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society
All India Ophthalmological Society
Pune Ophtalmological Society
Bombay Ophthalmologists' Association (BOA)


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2003 - 2015 Eye Specialist at Wadgaonkar Eye Clinic
2003 - 2015 Eye Specialist at Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Cant. general hospital
2003 - 2015 Eye Specialist at Mohintara Hospital, hadapsar
2003 - 2015 Eye Specialist at Nayan Ey Hospital, Rajguru Nagar
2003 - 2015 Eye Specialist at Prayag Dham Trust Charitable hospital


85250 Medical Council of India (MCI), 1996

Trainings and Certifications

FGO - Jalana, 2005
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