Dr. Dinesh Chawla, MD

Dr. Dinesh Chawla, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 69
Dr. Dinesh Chawla, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Rochester, NY and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Maulana Azad Med Coll-Delhi U and specializes in ophthalmology.

1992 Clinton Ave S

Rochester, NY 14618

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • MVP Health Care
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
more than 89% of peers
Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
more than 79% of peers
Conjunctival Hemorrhage
more than 75% of peers

Dr. Chawla's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

47  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Cyclotropia
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Entropion
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Hyphema
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Orbital Cellulitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


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10  Procedures

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Maulana Azad Med Coll-Delhi U
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Wayne State U-Sch Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • Kresge Eye Inst
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Wayne State U-Sch Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Union U-Albany Med Coll
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Chawla has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chawla's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Chawla to family and friends
14 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Chawla's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Over 45 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

They don’t have enough staffs. Only two people. They will let you in the room after long period of waiting , ask one question and then leave; come back after 45 minutes and again leave. It’s just crazy. Not enough explanation and suggestions. Plan to be there from 2 hours to 4 hours per one person....more
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The administration in the office was terrible. They did not appreciate my time: their service cannot be on time. The doctor was also not helpful as he told nothing after a visit. Never visit again.
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