MBBS, MS - Ophthalmology
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Dr. Hetal is one of the best doctors in the field of ophthalmology and her advice has been beneficial to a large number of patients. She provides consultation for various eye diseases of different grades such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), bleeding under conjunctiva-subconjunctival haemorrhage, eye burning accompanied by itching and discharge, astigmatism, presbyopia, uveitis, squint, retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), retinal vascular occlusion, etc. Over the years of her medical practice, she has treated a large number of patients successfully.She successfully completed her MBBS in the year 2001 from Government Medical College, Surat. After MBBS, she pursued MS from the same college and received the degree in the year 2006. She has vast experience of cataract surgery , phaco with advanced intraocular lenses under topical anesthesia and LASIK surgeries.
Q: When should I see an ophthalmologist?
A: You may see an ophthalmologist in the following conditions ·Blurred vision ·Eye pain ·Eye injury ·Diabetes-related eye problems ·Family history of eye problems ·Dark spots in vision ·Dry and itchy eye ·Decreased vision ·Discharge from the eye and redness ·Cataract surgery ·Corneal transplant
Q: Does an ophthalmologist perform only surgeries?
A: Yes, an ophthalmologist also performs eye surgeries. If you need cataract surgery or a corneal transplant, your ophthalmologist will treat you accordingly. An ophthalmologist also specializes in laser surgery.
Q: What is the education qualification of an ophthalmologist?
A: To become an ophthalmologist, you first need to complete MBBS degree, which is a five and half years course. After this course, you need to give an entrance exam for a postgraduate course. You will have to complete a three years course in MD (Doctor of Medicine) or MS (Master of Surgery) Ophthalmology or DNB. Some medical colleges also offer diploma courses in Ophthalmology after MBBS degree.
Q: Can an ophthalmologist suggest me which contact lenses to wear?
A: An optometrist or an ophthalmologist can perform your eye examination and find out the error in your vision. However, an ophthalmologist specializes in dealing with complex problems of the eye. So an ophthalmologist can easily suggest you which contact lenses to wear.
Q: Are there any specialists in ophthalmology?
A: An ophthalmologist can specialize in a particular branch and specialize in treating that particular eye problem The specializations are as follows: ·Paediatric ophthalmology (specialize in children eye problems) ·Neuro ophthalmology (eye problems originating from the nervous system) ·Ocular oncology (cancer of the eye) ·Ophthalmic pathology (diagnosis of eye problems via the pathology)