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Dr. Prithvi Saha, Ophthalmologist Online

Dr. Prithvi Saha

Ophthalmologist

5 YRS Exp.

MBBS, DNB(Ophth.)

Starts at ₹ 900

Language

English, Hindi, Bengali

Location

KVC CLINIC, Kolkata

Available in 3 mins

Dr. S Venkateswaran, Ophthalmologist Online

Dr. S Venkateswaran

Ophthalmologist

35 YRS Exp.

MBBS, PGD (OPTHALMOLOGY)

Starts at ₹ 500

Language

English, Tamil

Location

Shiva Eye And General Hospital, Tiruvannamalai

Available in 13 mins

Available in 3 mins

Dr. Smita Gaurav Gujarathi, Ophthalmologist Online
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Dr. Smita Gaurav Gujarathi

Ophthalmologist

4 YRS Exp.

MBBS DNB (Opthal)

You pay 800

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48

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Language

English

Location

Apollo Hospitals Nashik, Nashik

Available at 5:00 AM

Available in 13 mins

Dr. Shikha Fogla, Ophthalmologist Online
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Dr. Shikha Fogla

Ophthalmologist

17 YRS Exp.

MBBS; MS Ophthal, Fellow in Anterior Segment & Glaucoma

Starts at ₹ 1500

Language

English, Hindi, Punjabi, Tamil

Location

Apollo Hospitals Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

Available in 13 mins

Dr. Asad Saberi, Ophthalmologist Online
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Dr. Asad Saberi

Ophthalmologist

5 YRS Exp.

MS Opthalmology, MBBS

You pay 600

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36

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Language

English, Hindi, Telugu, Urdu

Location

Apollo Hospitals Hyderguda, Hyderguda

Available in 13 mins

Dr. Pratik Ranjan Sen, Ophthalmologist Online
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Dr. Pratik Ranjan Sen

Ophthalmologist

20 YRS Exp.

MBBS; MS; DO

You pay 1000

CIRCLE MEMBER PAYS

60

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Language

English

Location

Apollo Hospitals Greams Road, Chennai

Available in 13 mins

Dr. Sridhar Annam, Ophthalmologist Online
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Dr. Sridhar Annam

Ophthalmologist

15 YRS Exp.

MBBS, DO, MS (Opthal)

You pay 1000

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60

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Language

English, Hindi, Telugu, Kanada

Location

Apollo Hospitals Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad

Available at 4:30 AM

Available in 13 mins

Dr Kanse Vaibhav, Ophthalmologist Online
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Dr Kanse Vaibhav

Ophthalmologist

10 YRS Exp.

MBBS, DO, MS, DNB

You pay 750

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113

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Language

English, Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Kashmiri

Location

Apollo Clinic, Nigdi, Pune

Available in 13 mins

Dr A Narasimha Rao, Ophthalmologist Online
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Dr A Narasimha Rao

Ophthalmologist

7 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MS Ophthalmology

You pay 400

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60

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Language

English, Hindi, Telugu

Location

Hema Eye Clinic, Visakhapatnam

Available in 13 mins

Available at 13:00 PM

What is Ophthalmology?

Ophthalmology is a medical speciality that deals with the diagnosis, treatment, and management of eye-related diseases and conditions. It involves the study of the anatomy, physiology, and diseases of the eyes, as well as the prevention and treatment of visual disorders.

Who is an Ophthalmologist?

An ophthalmologist or an eye specialist is a medical doctor who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and conditions. Ophthalmologists undergo extensive training in medical school and residency programmes to develop expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of various eye problems. They can prescribe medications, perform surgery, and provide medical care for both common and rare eye disorders.

When Should You Consult an Eye Specialist?

It is recommended to consult an ophthalmologist if you experience any of the following symptoms or conditions:

  • Blurry or distorted vision
  • Eye pain or discomfort
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Redness or inflammation of the eye
  • Changes in vision or difficulty seeing
  • Floaters or flashes of light
  • A sudden loss of vision

It is also important to consult an ophthalmologist if you have a family history of eye diseases, are diabetic, or have a history of high blood pressure or other chronic conditions that may affect your eye health.

What Medical Conditions Do Ophthalmologists Treat?

Ophthalmologists are trained to diagnose and treat a wide range of eye-related diseases and conditions, including:

  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinal detachment
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Corneal disease
  • Eye infections
  • Strabismus (crossed eyes)
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye)

What Are the Different Types of Procedures Conducted by an Ophthalmologist?

Ophthalmologists perform a variety of procedures to treat eye diseases and conditions. Some of the most common procedures include:

  • Refractive surgery: LASIK and other types of refractive surgery are used to correct vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
  • Cataract surgery: This procedure is used to remove cataracts, which are a clouding of the eye's lens that can cause vision problems.
  • Glaucoma surgery: Various surgical techniques are used to treat glaucoma, a condition that causes damage to the optic nerve and can lead to vision loss.
  • Corneal transplant surgery: This procedure is used to replace a damaged or diseased cornea with a healthy one from a donor.

How Can I Consult an Ophthalmologist?

If you need to consult an ophthalmologist, you can use the Apollo 24|7 website or app to book an appointment. The platform allows you to choose from a list of experienced ophthalmologists and book an appointment at a time and location that is convenient for you.

The Role of an Ophthalmologist in Healthcare

Eye specialists play a critical role in healthcare by providing medical care and treatment for a wide range of eye-related diseases and conditions. They work closely with other healthcare providers, including optometrists, primary care physicians, and other specialists to ensure that patients receive the best possible care for their eye health.

In addition to providing medical care, ophthalmologists also contribute to research and education in their field. They work to develop new treatments and technologies to improve the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases and conditions. This way they help train the next generation of eye care professionals.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist?

An ophthalmologist is a doctor who can perform surgeries and prescribe medication, while an optometrist is a medical professional who can only perform vision tests and prescribe corrective lenses.

It is recommended to have an eye exam every 1-2 years for adults and annually for people over 60 years old.

Many eye diseases can be prevented by maintaining a healthy lifestyle, protecting your eyes from injury, and having regular eye exams.

Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to the optic nerve and can lead to vision loss. It is often associated with increased pressure in the eyes.

Cataract surgery involves the replacement of the cloudy lens of the eye with an artificial lens. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis using local anaesthesia.

Macular degeneration is a condition that affects the macula, the central part of the retina, and can cause loss of central vision.

Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes that affects the blood vessels in the retina and can lead to vision loss.

Yes, many vision problems, such as cataracts, can be corrected with surgery.

LASIK surgery is a type of refractive surgery that uses a laser to reshape the cornea and correct vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.

Wearing protective eyewear, such as safety glasses or goggles, can help prevent eye injuries during activities such as sports, construction work, and home repairs.