Dr. Amit Nagpal

Dr. Amit Nagpal

Eye Specialist - Ophthalmologist

  NMC Speciality Hospital, Al Nahda, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  15 Years of experience

BIOGRAPHY

Qualification and Experience

Dr Amit Nagpal is a renowned ophthalmologist in UAE. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of ophthalmology. He specialises in complex Vitreo Retina Surgeries, Medical Retina, Ocular Oncology and Cataract Surgery. He holds MBBS, MNAMS and DNB degrees from reputed institutes. Dr Amit is a Fellow in Vitreo-Retinal Surgery from Medical Research Foundation, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India. Previously he was associated with Shankara Nethralaya, Chennai as a consultant Vitreo Retinal surgeon. Currently, he is the HOD and Specialist Ophthalmologist and Vitreo-retinal Surgeon at NMC Specialty Hospital, Al Nahda, Dubai. 

Contribution to Medical Science

Dr Amit Nagpal is a highly skilled and specialized surgeon. He has more than 10, 000 successful complexes Vitreo Retinal surgeries to his credit. He has participated and also presented in various national and international conferences. His keen interest in research has led him to publish 10 Indexed scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals of Ophthalmology. He has expertise in the latest technologies including Vitrectomy machines, Phacoemulsification machines, Lasers, Cryo machines, Brachytherapy. He is a member of many associations including the All India Ophthalmology Society, Vitreo Retina Society of India, North Zone Ophthalmological Society.

Past Experience

  • Currently working at NMC Speciality Hospital, Dubai

Qualifications

  • MBBS,
  • MNAMS
  • DNB
CERTIFICATIONS (1)
  • Fellow in Vitreo-Retinal Surgery from Medical Research Foundation
RESEARCH PAPERS AND PUBLICATIONS (1)
  • 10 Indexed scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals of Ophthalmology
Procedures
LASIK

Lasik surgery is one of the most popular procedures for correction vision. For problems like astigmatism, myopia, and hypermetropia, Lasik offers a near-permanent solution thereby restoring healthy vision to the suffering individual. Abbreviated from Laser Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis, LASIK is a laser-assisted eye surgery that implements microkeratomes for the improvement of visual acuity. The laser is targeted at the cornea, which is re-adjusted or reshaped so as to provide unaided vision to the candidates. Lasik treatment is very popular owing to its remarkable success rates, which is why, approximately 700,000 procedures are performed annually.

Macular Degeneration Surgery

What is macula and macular degeneration?

Macula is the yellowish oval area surrounding the retina of the eye, and it is the finest part where images are received. Degeneration of the macula occurs mostly at the age of 60, and hence, it is termed as age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Patients experiencing macular degeneration may not experience total blindness, but they may lose most of their central vision. The symptoms observed in this condition are the need for brighter light while reading, difficulty recognizing faces, decreased intensity of colors, etc.

Macular degeneration is mainly associated with aging. However, other factors such as smoking, hereditary, sedentary life style also cause macular degeneration.

What are the types of macular degeneration?

There are two types of macular degeneration. Each have different macular degeneration symptoms and are diagnosed with the help og macular degeneration test.

Dry AMD- It is the most common form of eye disease, and it is the early-intermediate stage of macular degeneration. The patients may experience slight vision changes; however, they may not notice the symptoms.

Wet AMD- It is the most severe form of macular degeneration that leads to complete vision loss. This occurs due to abnormal growth of blood vessels beneath retina and macula which leads to the destruction of healthy cells. It is proved that nearly 10% of people with macular degeneration have this type of AMD. If you have Wet AMD, macular degeneration symptoms may include seeing wavy lines, or dark spots throughout the day.

Juvenile MD- In some cases, macular degeneration can also affect young people, a condition called as juvenile macular degeneration. Scarring of macula is seen in such patients.

Vitrectomy

There can be a number of eye-related problems that can be resolved through a retina surgery or a vitrectomy, which is a kind of eye surgery. Vitrectomy is conducted to rectify a range of eye problems. However, it is not as common and simple as a cataract surgery. As the names suggest, vitrectomy or retina surgery aims at correcting a number of defects pertaining specifically to the vitreous and the retina of the eye.

Some of the problems that demand vitrectomy include age-related macular degeneration, macular hole, epiretinal membrane, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis, retinal detachment or retinal tear, diabetic retinopathy, and vitreous hemorrhage, wherein bleeding occurs and the blood does not get cleared by natural healing process of the body.

The symptoms of the above-enlisted problems may include the following:

  • Acute pain in the eye
  • Diminishing vision problems
  • Redness in the whites of the eye
  • Flashes of light changing the eye & vision
  • Swelling and discharge from the eyes

With the help of conventional surgery or laser vitrectomy is performed very deep inside the eye. The surgery takes place near retina, the light-sensitive membranous part of the eye and the gel- like vitreous is present. It may be required by patients who have developed some unwanted side effects after cataract surgery is performed.

Frequently Asked Questions
How many years of experience does Dr Amit Nagpal have as an ophthalmologist in the United Arab Emirates?

Dr Amit Nagpal has over 15 years of experience in the field of ophthalmology.

What are the primary treatments and surgeries does Dr Amit Nagpal as an ophthalmologist?

His primary treatments include complex Vitreo Retina Surgeries, Medical Retina, Ocular Oncology and Cataract Surgery. He holds MBBS, MNAMS and DNB degrees from reputed institutes.

Does Dr Amit Nagpal provide Online Consultation?

Yes, Dr Amit Nagpal provides online consultation through MediGence.

How much does it cost to consult online with Dr Amit Nagpal?

It costs 160 USD for online consultation with Dr Nagpal.

What associations is Dr Amit Nagpal part of?

He is a member of many associations including the All India Ophthalmology Society, Vitreo Retina Society of India, North Zone Ophthalmological Society.

When do you need to see an ophthalmologist such as Dr Amit Nagpal?

We need to consult an ophthalmologist such as Dr Nagpal for any queries regarding treatment/diagnosis related to Medical Retina, Ocular Oncology and Cataract Surgery.

How to connect with Dr Amit Nagpal for Online Consultation through MediGence?

He can be easily consulted by registering your profile with MediGence and writing down your enquiry. A meeting with the surgeon will be scheduled. Following which the online consultation can be done.

What area of specialization does Dr. Amit Nagpal have?
Dr. Amit Nagpal is specialized in United Arab Emirates and of the most sought after doctors in Eye Specialist.
Does Dr. Amit Nagpal offer Telemedicine Consultation through Medigence?
No, this doctor dose not offer telemedicine via MediGence
How many years of experience does Dr. Amit Nagpal have?
Dr. Amit Nagpal is one of the most sought after specialists in United Arab Emirates and has over 15 Years years of experience.
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