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Dr. Uma Bavdekar is an Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon in Deccan Gymkhana, Pune and has an experience of 29 years in this field. Dr. Uma Bavdekar practices at Kelkar Nursing Home in Deccan Gymkhana, Pune. She completed Post Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmology from B J Medical College, Pune in 1990 and MBBS from Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Government Medical College & Sasson General Hospital, Pune in 1988.She is a member of Maharashtra ophthalmic, Poona ophthalmic assoc and All India ophthamology soceity.
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Experience was very good.her advice is also satisfaction,today was my first meeting with her &i i am impressed with her handling of the patient's
She always makes a patient comfortable and stress free. Explains the queries in simple language and makes a patient aware of the problem and it's solutions. Anyone would feel safe in her hands.
I didn't change Doctor in last 10 years and it's enough to judge best doctor. Familiar touch is necessary and which she is having for patients.
Thank you, She actually relieved from fear and made me relax also gave good suggestions and precautionary measures.
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