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Dr. Nilesh Chakne

Dr. Nilesh Chakne

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MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

11 Years Experience Overall  (11 years as specialist)

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Dr. Nilesh Chakne is one of the leading Ophthalmic surgeon and Vitreoretinal specialist in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad area. His expansive services include treatment for Retinal detachment, Diabetic retinopathy, Macular Hole, Epiretinal membrane, Intraocular foreign body & Trauma.

Pimple Saudagar, Pune

Dr. Chakne Eye & Children Hospital

204, Ganesham E Commercial, Pimple Saudagar, Landmark: Near Gold Gym, Pune

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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

Surgery Award - 2007


MS - Ophthalmology - Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, 2009
MBBS - Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College, Sion,Mumbai, 2009


All India Ophthalmological Society
Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)


2012 - 2014 Retina Fellow in Surgical at Aravind Eye Hospital
2014 - 2015 Medical Officer at Aravind Eye Hospital


2009052425 Maharashtra Medical Council, 2009

Trainings and Certifications

MSc - Surgery - Lady Hardinge Medical College, New Delhi, 2009
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