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Dr. Lopamudra Das, Ophthalmologist Online

Dr. Lopamudra Das

Ophthalmologist

25 YRS Exp.

MBBS, D.O

Starts at ₹ 1000

Language

Hindi, English

Location

RAINBOW WELLNESS CENTRE, New Delhi

Available in 4 mins

Dr. Smriti Nagpal, Ophthalmologist Online

Dr. Smriti Nagpal

Ophthalmologist

13 YRS Exp.

MBBS , MS (Ophthalmology)

Starts at ₹ 700

Language

English, Hindi

Location

Sunshine mediclinic, New Delhi

Available in 4 mins

Available in 4 mins

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 4 mins

Dr. Rajeev Gupta, Ophthalmologist Online
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Dr. Rajeev Gupta

Ophthalmologist

24 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MS (Ophthalmology)

You pay 600

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Language

English, Hindi

Location

Om Eye & Gynae Centre, Ghaziabad

Available at 14:40 PM

Available in 9 mins

Dr. Vyankatesh Pharande, Ophthalmologist Online
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Dr. Vyankatesh Pharande

Ophthalmologist

25 YRS Exp.

MBBS, MS (Ophthalmology )

You pay 900

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810

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Language

English, Hindi, Marathi

Location

PHARANDE EYE HOSPITAL & PHACO CENTER, Pune

Available in 9 mins

Dr. Sumit Rastogi, Ophthalmologist Online

Dr. Sumit Rastogi

Ophthalmologist

21 YRS Exp.

MBBS,MS Opthamology

Starts at ₹ 500

Language

English, Hindi

Location

Trinity Clinic, Kolkata

Available in 9 mins

Dr. Vishal Nigam, Ophthalmologist Online

Dr. Vishal Nigam

Ophthalmologist

15 YRS Exp.

MBBS, DNB - Ophthalmology

Starts at ₹ 600

Language

English, Hindi

Location

VIVA VISION, New Delhi

Available tomorrow

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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 14 mins

Available in 9 mins

Dr. Padmini S, Ophthalmologist Online
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Dr. Padmini S

Ophthalmologist

4 YRS Exp.

MBBS,MS

You pay 650

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Language

English, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada

Location

Apollo Medical Center, Marathahalli, Bengaluru

Available at 14:35 PM

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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

Who is an ophthalmologist?

An ophthalmologist is a physician who specializes in the medical and surgical care of the eyes and visual system and in the prevention of eye diseases and injuries. They deliver total eye care, primary, secondary and tertiary examinations, medical eye care and surgical eye care, diagnose general diseases of the body and treat ocular manifestations of systemic diseases.

Ophthalmologists Specialize In the treatment of illnesses, diseases, injuries, and conditions that affect the eye. They perform vision tests and prescribes corrective lenses but, most importantly, perform eye surgeries and treat eye diseases.

To consult an ophthalmologist online, click on the ‘Online Doctor Consultation’ section on the Apollo 24/7 app or website. Then type ‘ophthalmology ’ in the search bar to find a list of ophthalmologists, along with their consultation timings. Choose one that suits your requirements and click on the ‘Consult’ button to book an appointment with an ophthalmologist.

Yes, ophthalmologists treat all kinds of eye disorders. They provide routine care such as vision testing and prescribing glasses and contact lenses, perform advanced surgical procedures, treat and diagnose all eye injuries.

You should consult an ophthalmologist if you experience physical changes to your eyes, pain in your eyes or in the areas around it.

Ophthalmologists are simply known as ‘eye doctors’ as they specialize in eye health and vision care.

Yes, on Apollo 24/7, you can consult an ophthalmologist any time. Our Ophthalmologists are available round-the-clock for online consultations. Just pick your preferred slot and book a consultation.

Apollo 24/7 has the best ophthalmologist in India who are available round-the-clock to offer you an online consultation. All our doctors are highly-qualified and experienced to ensure that all your health conditions are taken care.

Yes, all ophthalmologists on the 24/7 platform offer video call consultations.

An ophthalmologist is a doctor who can treat all types of eye conditions and can perform eye surgeries as well. An optometrist, on the other hand, is a healthcare professional who provides primary eye care. Optometrists are trained to diagnose and manage eye diseases as well as vision abnormalities.

Some of the conditions that ophthalmologists treat are conjunctivitis, cataracts, astigmatism, corneal dystrophies, dry eyes, diabetic retinopathy, eye cancer, macular degeneration, hyperopia, myopia, retinal detachment, uveitis, and strabismus"

Yes, ophthalmologists are trained to perform eye surgeries which include cornea reshaping, cataract extraction, transplants, lens replacement, glaucoma treatment, and retinal detachment repair.

You need not visit an ophthalmologist for contact lenses. Instead, you can visit an optometrist. You should visit an ophthalmologist for more complex eye conditions such as cataract, glaucoma, eye cancer, conjunctivitis, etc.