What our patient say


I would like to appreciate all the help and guidance that has been provided to my mother, Rubina Chaudhary, by Atharva Nethralay and specially Dr. Aditi Patwardhan. My mother has had multiple issues with her eyes and we have found that the guidance provided by Dr. Aditi Patwardhan has always been in the best interest of the patient. We have consulted with multiple doctors before and found that they would be more interested in getting more business for their hospitals but this is not the case here.

I would like to mention 1 specific instance where my mother was scheduled for surgery and she told Dr. Aditi that she can see better. Dr Aditi checked her eyes and concluded that we could wait and address this through medication since infact the situation has improved. Despite having made all the arrangements for the operation the doctor cancelled this in the interest of the patient.

This is the kind of behaviour that makes us Trust the doctor and the hospital with the care of my mothers eyes. We happily recommend them to family and friends.

The hospital and the Doctor are free to use this Testimonial on their website, I am attaching a picture of my mother to make sure the testimonial is not faceless.


Aadil Chaudhary

In May 2016, I developed major eye problem and for that I contacted Dr Veerendra Godbole MS (Ophthalmologist) who is my nephew and stays at Pune. He assured me and told me to come to Pune to check and then to decide the course of action to be taken. As per his advice I came to Pune, thereafter he took me to Atharva Netralaya, Pune where he is a visiting surgeon. After Checking it was diagnosed that there was a retinal detachment in right eye and development of cataract in both the eyes. It was very critical and serious in nature. Then with his advice we met Dr. Aditi Patwardhan, MS who is expert in Retinal Surgery. At the begining I was very afraid and nervous but both the doctors made up my mind, gave me courage and explained me all the details of the operation, why we should do this, what are the benefits and what are the difficulties I may face. Here in Atharva Netralaya I was operated for cataract operation and retinal detachment surgery, again after few months I developed macular hole in my left eye. Then again surgery. All the time Dr. Aditi madam gave me courage, full comfort, made up my mind for surgery, gave me positive energy. With Dr. Godbole and Dr Aditi Madam’s great effots all the operations were successful. I am very happy now.

Atharva Netralaya is well equipped hospital having all the latest equipment. Since last May 2016 till date I am periodically visiting this hospital for my check up/follow up, I observed that the hospital is very clean and neat all the time. Operation Theatre staff, sisters-nurses, reception staff are very polite, always ready to help the patient. They are all very co-operative and always ready to see the patient’s comfort first. I am very pleased with the services and follow up treatment.


Smt. Sunita V Phadke, Mumbai

At Atharva Netralaya, the overall treatment provided by Dr. Kolte was excellent.

There was appropriate & Specific treatment for complete eye care. The Staff at the Clinic is very Cooperative. My Cataract Surgery was Completely Successful & I absolutely did not face any kind of problem during the treatment.

I Sincerely thank all the doctors & the staff of Atharva Netralaya, for excellent treatment.


Asha Arun Thite

I am Ranganathan, a seventy-one-year-old person, who was diagnosed with cataract and had to undergo surgery in both eyes. The surgeries were performed at Atharva Netralaya, Ghole Road, Pune, by Dr.ParikshitGogate, in the right and left eyes on the 28th of February and 14 of March 2017 respectively. The surgeries were successful and recovery was complete within one week of each surgical operation. Post-surgery, the improvement in the vision in both eyes was remarkable.

A little after three weeks since the first surgery in my right eye, I developed blurred vision. Dr.Gogate could find nothing abnormal and there seemed to be no adverse developments resulting from the cataract surgery. He suggested examination of the eye by a retina specialist and referred me to Dr. Aditi Patwardhan at AtharvaNetralaya. Dr. Patwardhan performed a retina scan and immediately identified the problem as arising from the swelling of the retina. I later learnt from the internet that this is a condition that arises in a certain percentage of patients after cataract surgery, and that it is entirely unrelated to the success of the surgery as such.

Dr. Patwardhan informed me that injecting a steroid into the affected eye would immediately cure the problem, but was wary of performing the procedure in my case, as I was prone to high intraocular pressure, which had a chance of getting out of control if the eye was injected with a steroid. She also explained to me that the drug resides in the eye for about three weeks, and hence increased the risk in case something went wrong. However, after about four weeks of using topical eye drops, there was no improvement in the condition, and meanwhile the left eye also started developing the problem. Dr. Patwardhan then took a decision to inject the eye with a smaller dose of the drug. This had the desired result and the swelling subsided almost immediately restoring normal vision in the eye. Meanwhile, I continued with the topical eye drops in the other eye, which responded well to the same, resulting in restoring normal vision in that eye also.

My experience AtharvaNetralaya, the two doctors who treated me, and the staff who assisted them, has been extremely satisfactory and gratifying. I am not qualified to comment on the professional competence of the doctors, but as a lay person, I could feel that I was in safe hands and was getting the best professional treatment. The outcomes of the treatments bore out my feelings.

The doctors were confident of what they were doing. Nevertheless, they had no hesitation to seek further expert assistance in specialised areas, if they felt the need for the same. They were reassuring and very helpful, explaining in simple language the procedures that they performed and their implications. At the same time, they took a cautious approach and ensured that I was not exposed to excessive or unnecessary risks.

I found the atmosphere at the hospital positive and encouraging. Dr.Snehal, who assisted Dr. Patwardhan and performed preliminary procedures, was very supportive. She and the other staff, who took care of various formalities, and helped us in undergoing various tests and procedures, and in completing the necessary formalities, were very courteous, helpful, and efficient. I felt absolutely at home at the hospital both during the surgical procedures and during my follow-up visits and consultations. The hospital was clean and well maintained. From what I could see, it was also self-sufficient and had the entire range of equipment necessary for effective and comprehensive treatment.

To sum up, my experience with AtharvaNetralaya has been most satisfying. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate the hospital, its doctors, and staff for providing quality service in a critical area of human health, and extend my best wishes to them.

Mr. Ranganathan

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