MS - Ophthalmology, FAICO (Fellow of All India Collegium of Ophthalmology), MD - Physician
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Dr. Nikhil Negalur completed his Fellowship in Cataract and Refractive Surgery in Narayana Nethralaya and was awarded the prestigious FAICO All India Fellowship in Refractive surgery & Lasik. He has also completed his Fellowship in Medical Retina, H.V Desai Eye Hospital. Dr. Nikhil Negalur provides services are Lasik, PRK, Customised Cataract, Diabetic Eye Diseases.
2nd Floor, Synergy Healthcare, Ghodbunder Road, Ovala, Thane(W), Landmark: Opposite Harmony Residences, Thane
Mon - Tue, Thu - Sat
12:30 - 02:00
06:00 - 08:00
06:00 - 08:00
I was detected with number in both the eye from eye camp as well as lenskart 10days ago, but had extreme discomfort which i thought is adaption time, however Dr Nikhil immediately diagnosed me with Mono vision and a case of pseudo accommodation which needed me to wear different power lens then what was found earlier.
Visited for getting answers to my queries and concerns about lasik eye surgery. Very welcoming person with great and engaging communication skills, plus good personality. He shared all details like different options available,different tests to be done,what would probably suit/not suit my case, etc and did basic eye checkup as well. Overall a comfortable and knowledge gaining experience. No more unaddressed thoughts in my mind. :)
The doctor and his team did a thorough and diligent job of checking the power in my eyes. I previously had frequent headache and was not wearing the right spectacles. I have both near and far vision problem. To prescribe the correct specs is apparently not easy in such a case. Despite that, the clinic did such a seamless job of giving me the right number over 3 visits. The charges are nominal and the doctor gives each patient sufficient attention.
I had visited Dr. Nikhil Negulkar for dry eyes problem. The experience was very nice and professional, doctor explained the issue in detail and solution as well.I am very happy the overall experience.
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