Dr. Omar Punjabi, MD

Dr. Omar Punjabi, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  ·  
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Age 36
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Dr. Omar Punjabi, MD is a vitreoretinal disease specialist in Charlotte, NC and has been practicing for 5 years. He graduated from King Edward Memorial Hospital in 2005 and specializes in vitreoretinal disease & surgery and ophthalmology.Read his story

6035 Fairview Rd

Charlotte, NC 28210

Contact Information

(704) 295-3000

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • CareOregon
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Punjabi performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Retina Diseases
very high
more than 95% of peers
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
very high
more than 94% of peers
Eye Surgery
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Dr. Punjabi's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Punjabi "Omar Punjabi, MD is a retina specialist and vitreo-retinal surgeon at Charlotte Eye Ear Nose and Throat Associates (CEENTA) in Charlotte, North Carolina. He completed his fellowship training in retinal diseases and vitreo-retinal surgery at the prestigious Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Punjabi has published over 25 peer-reviewed articles and presented numerous scientific abstracts and text-book chapters. During fellowship he received the Best Fellow Teacher of the Year award, and was the recipient of the Heed Fellowship from the Heed Ophthalmic Foundation. He has won several academic awards and scholarships during his residency training at Northwestern University and during medical school. Prior to his residency training, he spent a year as a research fellow at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL and worked on the development of the spectral domain OCT. He has received several research awards including the Beem-Fisher Award in 2010, the Research Award from Northwestern University in 2010 and the National Eye Institute travel grant in 2006. Dr. Punjabi is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the Society of Heed Fellows. His areas of interest include medical and surgical diseases of the retina and vitreous, including retinal detachment, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular diseases, diabetic retinopathy and ocular trauma. Specialties: Retina and Vitreous, Ophthalmology Office contact information for appointments (accepting new patients in all locations): South Park Office:6035 Fairview RoadCharlotte, NC 28210 704.295.3000 Matthews Office:1401 Matthews Township PkwyMatthews, NC 28105704.295.3550 Concord Office:645 Amalia St NEConcord, NC 28025704.295.3255 Statesville Office:646 Hartness RoadStatesville, NC 28677704.872.4108 "
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2  Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

51  Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Color Blindness
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Farsightedness
  • Flashes
  • Floaters
  • Graves' Disease
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hypotropia
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinguecula
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Cysts
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Strabismus
  • Trichiasis
  • Ulcer
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
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15  Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Injection
  • Eye Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Iridotomy
  • Removal of Intraocular Foreign Body
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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.

Education

  • D.G. Ruparel College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1995
  • King Edward Memorial Hospital
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • University of Miami
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • Northwestern University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2011
  • Cole Eye Institute Cleveland Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Punjabi has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Punjabi's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Punjabi to family and friends
76 total reviews (61 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (76)

  • 5
    (74)
  • 4
    (2)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (0)

Dr. Punjabi's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (61)

Simple words cannot express my gratitude. After a very strange and sudden vision issue in my left eye, Dr. Punjabi saved my sight. It was an emergency appoint that brought me in on a Monday morning (making room for me because he instantly knew the seriousness of my issue) and would have preformed...more
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Dr. Punjabi is an extremely qualified and caring physician. He along with his staff have been treating me for an eye condition over 3 years, It finally came down to surgery on both eyes. These surgeries were both done this year, The results have been wonderful and the recovery time has been speedy....more
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Dr. Punjabi is the most knowledgeable, caring and competent surgeon. He performed retina detachment surgery on my husband, Charles Spennicchia, and saved his vision. He is an asset to CEENTA and we highly recommend him to anyone who is in need of this type of surgery. You do not find many...more
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I am so thankful for Dr. Punjabi's experience! I noticed the gray veil in one of my eyes but made an appointment with my eye doctor who confirmed my fear that I did have a retinal detachment. I had surgery the following week and Dr. Punjabi is the most caring, knowledgeable doctor I've ever met....more
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Dr. Punjabi is very personable and had the expertise I needed to do immediate laser surgery to repair a torn retina. He was able to work in the laser surgery right away on my first visit. A week later I received a good report after he thoroughly checked my eyes making sure the laser surgery was...more
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