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Dr. Pavan Chavan

Dr. Pavan Chavan

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MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology

Ophthalmologist/ Eye Surgeon

15 Years Experience Overall  (6 years as specialist)

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An ophthalmologist who has a wide knowledge and experience in diagnosis and treatment of various eye diseases, surgeries and recommendations to assist patients do proper care for their eyes; has outstanding skills in performing surgeries and giving cure; values time and work organization; practices effective organizational skills and strategies for enhanced coordination with peers.

Wakad, Pune

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Shop Number 23, 1st Floor, Omega Commercial Complex, Shankar Kalat Nagar, Pimpri-chinchwad, Pune

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Mon - Sat

11:00 - 04:00
06:30 - 09:00


11:00 - 01:00


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

Awards and Recognitions

Bell pharma best MOS PG paper award MOSCON - 2013


MBBS - Maharashtra Universtity of Health Sciences, Nashik, 2005
MS - Ophthalmology - Maharashtra Universtity of Health Sciences, Nashik, 2014


Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society


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2011 - 2014 PG Resident at Maharashtra Institute of Medical Sciences, Latur
2014 - 2014 Lecturer at Maharashtra Institute of Medical Sciences
2014 - 2014 Fellow at Sankara Nethralaya Chennai
2015 - 2017 Ophthalmologist at Sir HN Reliance Hospital, Mumbai
2017 - 2017 Consultant Ophthalmologist at Vasan Eye care


2005/05/2667 Maharashtra Medical Council, 2005

Trainings and Certifications

Training in Refractive Surgery (LASIK) - Mahatme Eye Institute, 2019
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