Dr. Kapil Bhatia completed his basic medical education at Maulana Azad Medical College (MAMC), New Delhi. He did his post-graduate training in Ophthalmology from Guru Nanak Eye Centre (Maulana Azad Medical College), New Delhi. He further trained in Vitreo-retina, Uvea and Trauma at L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad (July 2008- June 2010). Thereafter he worked as Vitreo-retina consultant at L V Prasad Eye institute, Bhubaneswar, C L GUPTA Eye Institute Moradabad, and L V Prasad Eye Institute Visakhapatnam, India (Sept 2010-April 2012). He further worked as Eddie Donaldson Vitreo-retina fellow (August 2012-June 2013), and Honorary Medical retina fellow (July 2013-Feb 2014) at the Sydney Eye hospital, Sydney, Australia. He is currently working as an Associate Consultant (Vitreo-retina, Trauma, and Uvea) at Centre for Sight, Jaipur (Rajasthan).
Dr. Bhatia’s current interests comprise of Age related macular degeneration (ARMD), Diabetic retinopathy (DR), Vascular occlusions, Retinal detachment, Congenital and hereditary retinal disorders, posterior uveitis, and trauma. He has published in several peer-reviewed journals and wrote book chapters. He has presented several papers and posters in various national and international Ophthalmology conferences.
He has been involved in several national and international community services comprise of “Motiyabind Mukti Abhiyan” (Cataract Free Delhi) in the years 2005-2008, organized by the government of Delhi for screening for cataract cases and organizing free surgery camps in different institutes as a part of a program to decrease cataract blindness in Delhi. He participated in the LIFE-LINE EXPRESS of the Impact India Foundation- a hospital on a train at Ashok nagar in Madhya Pradesh where took care of screening, pre operative assessment as well as performed cataract during March-April 2006. He was a part of team doing ROP screening and lasers at various NICUs and paediatric hospitals in Hyderabad (2008-2010).
He also did 2 months of rural work at a secondary eye care hospital of LV Prasad eye institute at Adilabad and Kandakur (AP). He participated in several teaching programs including wet-lab and teaching of junior registrars, nurses, and optometrist students while at University of Sydney, Australia.
He is a member of American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Vitreo-retina society of India (VRSI), and alumni in prestigious Sydney Eye Hospital, Australia.
Dr. Kaustubh Mulay had his basic medical education at the K.I.M.S, Karad. He received post-graduate training in Pathology, followed by senior residency in Anatomical Pathology and Cytology at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad.
Dr. Mulay further trained in Oncopathology at Bangalore Institute of Oncology, Bangalore and later in Ophthalmic Pathology at LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad. He currently heads the Department of Ophthalmic Pathology at the National Reporting Centre for Ophthalmic Pathology (NRCOP), Centre for Sight, Hyderabad.
Dr. Mulay’s current research interests comprise of ocular adnexal lymphoproliferative lesions, lacrimal gland tumors, IgG4-related disease, sebaceous gland carcinoma and tumors of the orbit. He has published in several peer-reviewed journals and has many presentations/posters to his credit, both, national and international. He is also a reviewer for many peer-reviewed internal journals.
Some of the major awards and honors to his credit include the G Subbalaxmi Gold medal for young scientist and several best paper awards at the AIOS and IAPM meetings.
Dr. Lalit Mohan Rastogi has done his MBBS & MS from KGMC, Lucknow in the year 1989. During his MS, Dr. Rastogi worked with Prof. P K Agarwal, a renowned Oculoplastic Surgeon of that time. He has performed almost all types of oculoplastic procedures. He went on to learn phacoemulsification under the guidance of Dr. V K Tiwari, a renowned surgeon in North India. Dr. Rastogi has keen interests in phacoemulsification, SICS, anterior segment and oculoplasty. He has presented various papers in UPSOS.
Dr. Lalit Verma pursued his medical education at the graduate and post graduate level at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi. He has worked for 21 years at R P Centre, AIIMS as Additional Professor, Associate Professor, Asst. Professor, Senior Resident/ Registrar and Junior Resident. Apart from Centre for Sight, he is also working presently as Vitreoretinal surgeon with Apollo Hospitals. His areas of specialization include Vitreous & Retinal Surgery, Endophthalmitis, Laser Surgery, FA, ICG, ARMD, Intravitreal Injections, PDT, TTT, etc.
He has been Invited Speaker in numerous Workshops/Instruction Courses and has presented papers in various conferences and workshops in India and abroad. He has several publications in International (Including those in Archives of Ophthalmology, Investigative Ophthalmology, JJO, IRSM, Ophthalmic Surgery, Retina etc.), National and State indexed and non-indexed journals to his credit. Dr. Verma has authored A Manual of Fluorescein Angiography + Book on Intravitreal Injections, CME Series of AIOS (on Endophthalmitis; Uveitis) and 41 Chapters in different National & International books on Ophthalmology and has undertaken 38 research projects and theses.
He has received numerous awards and distinctions for his contribution to Ophthalmology in India and abroad. He has received Best Resident Ophthalmology (1989), Dr. R.P. Centre, AIIMS; Gold Medal – Ophthalmology (1981-82), AIIMS; Best Academic Group (1983), Dr. R.P. Centre, AIIMS; A.C. Agarwal Trophy for BEST PAPER at Annual Conference of DOS, 1986 (Co-author); Certificate of Merit - Col. Rangachari Medal, 46th AIOS, 1988 (Co-author); P.N. Sinha Travel Fellowship (1990) ; Best Scientific Exhibit at 48th AIOS, 1990, R. N. Roy Memorial Award for best paper, (NIPH, 1993); WHO Fellowship - Vitreo-Retinal Surgery (Dr. Peyman, New Orleans, USA), 1993 ; A.C. Agarwal Trophy for BEST PAPER at Annual Conference of DOS, 1995 ; Awarded Best Free Paper at Symposium at L.V. Prasad Eye Institute (1996); Elected Member - National Academy of Medical Sciences (MNAMS), Jan 1997 ; Dr. S. C. Dutt Award by All India Ophthalmological Society (Feb 1997); CME CREDIT AWARD (American Society of Contemporary Ophthalmology), 2004; Certificate of Appreciation, Delhi Ophthalmological Society , April 2005; Retina Foundation Oration by Gujarat Ophthalmological Society, Oct 2008; Achievement Award by SAARC (South Asian Academy of Ophthalmology) August 2008; PK Jain Oration by Delhi Ophthalmological Society March 2009; Distinguished Service Award by APAO (Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology) at APAO-AAO Joint Meeting in Bali (Indonesia), May 2009; Distinguished Services Award, Geriartic Society of India, November 2010; SN Mitter Oration by Delhi Ophthalmological Society April 2011, Gold Medal by Indian Intraocular Implant & Refractive Society, August 2011; Advisory Board : Indian Journal of Geriatric Care (IJGC), 2012-14; Member, National Retina Advisory Board on Ozudrex (Allergan); Member , Advisory Board on Lucentis (Novartis); Deputy Secretary General: SAARC Academy of Ophthalmology, 2011-2013; Regional Secretary (Council Member), Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) : 2013-2015; UKSOS Gold Medal for Excellence in Ophthalmology; Oct 2013; B.P. Kashyap Memorial Oration – Oct 2013 - by EIZOC; Dr. N D Lakhanpal Oration – March 2014 – PGI Chandigarh; Dr. Hari Mohan Oration – by Delhi Ophthalmological Society , April 2014; T Agarwal Gold Medal for Retina – Agarwal Eye Hospital, May 2014.
He has held many prestigious office bearer positions like DOS: Executive Member,1993-95; Treasurer,1995-97;Secretary, DOS, 1997-99; President :2007-08, AIOS: Joint Secretary,1999-2002; Member Scientific Committee:1999-2002; Treasurer, 2002-2005; 2005-2008, Secretary, AIOS , 2008-11; 2011-14 ; Chairman Scientific Committee : 2014-17; VRSI : Treasurer, Vitreo Retinal Society of India, 2003-2005; 2005-2007 and has been the organizing secretary of the 61st Annual Conference, AIOS, New Delhi; APAO-AIOS 2013, Hyderabad & DOS Conferences. He is the webmaster for AIOS website (www.aios.in) & VRSI website (www.vrsi.in). He actively participates in Community Work/CME activities.
Dr. Mahipal S Sachdev, Chairman & Medical Director of Centre for Sight group of eye hospitals is a renowned Ophthalmic Surgeon who is recognized for his expertise in the areas of Cataract, Cornea & Refractive surgery, both nationally and internationally. Dr. Sachdev pursued his medical education at the graduate and post graduate level at the prestigious All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). He later joined AIIMS as a Faculty Member. In the year 1989, he completed Fellowship at Georgetown University, Washington DC, USA.
Dr. Sachdev is a pioneer in propagating the technique of Phacoemulsification (stitchless cataract surgery) in India. He is also widely credited to pioneer the newest generation Femtosecond laser cataract surgery and has done the maximum number of femtocataract surgeries in India. He is a leading refractive surgeon proficient in wide variety of laser vision correction procedures from LASIK to PRK, ICL and SMILE. He is also one of the fastest surgeons to reach the milestone of performing 1000 ReLEx SMILE procedures in the country.
Dr. Sachdev has been honored with Padmashri award for his excellence in the field of Medicine by Hon. President of India Dr A P J Abdul Kalam on March 23, 2007. He has received numerous awards and distinctions in India and abroad for his contribution to Ophthalmology. He has been recognized globally with fellowships and scholarships from the “Fifth International Symposium on Immunopathology”- Japan, “International Society of Eye Research”, “Research to Prevent Blindness”, New York, “Fisons award by the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists”, USA amongst others. In India he has won the “A C Aggrawal Memorial Trophy”, “Col. Ranagachary Certificate”, “Krishna Sohan Singh Trophy”, “Dr Ishwar Chand Silver Jubilee Award” to name a few.
Dr. Sachdev has been active in imparting surgical training to the ophthalmic community. He has conducted several live surgery demonstrations in the remotest locations of India to teach and popularize the technique of suture less cataract surgery. He was the secretary of the Delhi Ophthalmological Society from 1993 to 1995 and the president for the same society in the year 2006. Under his stewardship the society was transformed from a small local body to an organization of national eminence which influences the practice of Ophthalmology in a major way both in India and abroad. Dr Mahipal was also the Chairman of the scientific committee of the All India Ophthalmological Society from 1996 to 1999, a distinction that he achieved at the young age of 38. He is presently the Chairman of Intraocular Implant & Refractive Society (India) and was earlier its Secretary. He has also been elected International Member by American Academy of Ophthalmology. In the year 1999 he was inducted to the Summit Autonomous Society USA, which recognizes leading refractive surgeons globally. He is the Indian representative at the Asia Refractive Council and has been active in various international symposia and conferences, where he has conducted courses and presented over 150 papers. He has over 100 published articles to his credit. He has also been the editor of the Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology and Visiscan and was on the editorial board of various journals like the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, Indian Pediatrics, ophthalmology World Report etc. He has authored over 5 books in the area of eye surgery including the first book on Phaco by any Indian. These books are today referred to by every budding Ophthalmologist. Dr. Sachdev is an active contributor of articles on eye health in mass media for the benefit of the general public also.
Qualification – MS, Fellowship - Comprehensive with retina subspeciality
Dr Manav Khera after finishing his ophthalmogy residency from RIO,Guwahati in 2008 joined the prestigious L V Prasad Eye Institute for his fellowship. Thereafter he worked as a consulatant in vizag branch LVPEI. He has been associated with Centre for sight for nearly two years now. Dr Manav has made several presentations and taken instruction course in ophthalmic conferences, and has several research publications in several international prestigious journals. He has cleared FICO exam as well. He is very competent in modern surgical techniques in ophthalmology and always keeps himself updodate with the recent trends in ophthalmogy research. His area of interest are uvea and endophthalmitis.
Dr. Mukesh Garg has done his MBBS from Govt. Medical College Patiala and DNB Ophthalmology from St Stephen’s Hospital, Delhi. After his post-graduation he gained extensive pan-ophthalmic experience of more than 3 years while working as Senior Resident at St Stephen’s Hospital. His areas of interest include Cataract, refractive surgery and Glaucoma. He is a proficient Phaco cataract and Refractive surgeon with numerous successful surgeries to his credit. He has vast experience of performing all types of Glaucoma surgeries and specialises in diagnostic procedures of Glaucoma like Visual Field, OCT and Gonioscopy. He is a life member of Delhi Ophthalmology Society and All India Ophthalmology Society.
Dr Mukesh Sharma did his MD Senior residency (fellowship) from Dr R P centre, AIIMS; passed DNB International council of ophthalmology basic clinical science assessment exam. He served in SMS Medical College, Jaipur as faculty from 1998-2013 and now he is Medical Director CFS Jaipur
He is a prolific surgeon with more than 20,000 surgeries to his credit. His areas of interest are Cataract, Cornea refractive, Oculoplasty, Orbital surgery Squint. He has his own internationally presented modifications in Fascia lata Ptosis surgery, Optic Nerve sheath fenestration surgery ,Adjustable suture squint surgery Parotid duct transposition surgery. He headed the Limbal stem cell culture project of ICMR in Jaipur was successful in cultivating limbal stem cells. He has more than 100 presentations in various national international conferences performed live surgeries in various forums
He was an avid quizzer won All India Ophthalmological society Quiz in 1996 Delhi Ophthalmological Society quiz in 1996 1997.He won best paper award 3 times (Maximum possible) in continuity in Rajasthan Ophthalmological society annual conferences in 1999 to 2002. He also won Best paper of the session award in annual DOS conference. He His team won Rajasthan Premier League 3 times consecutively (2011-13). He was awarded Gold medal in annual IIRSI conference for his contribution. He was the Editor Journal-Rajasthan Ophthalmological society (2008-2010), Secretary Jaipur Ophthalmological Society (2009-11) Chairman Scientific Committee- Rajasthan Ophthalmological society (2011-2013).
Now he is Hon. General Secretary of Rajasthan Ophthalmological Society & also General Secretary of the prestigious OculoplasticsAssociation of India.
Dr.Poonam Jain is a Senior Consultant Ophthalmic andOculoplastic Surgeon. Trained in both, Eye Microsurgery and Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstructive and Cosmetic surgery,she is a specialist in the modern techniques of Microincision Cataract surgerywith foldable/ multifocal/toric IOL implantation. Shehas a vast experience in handling all types of advanced, complicated cases of cataract under Topical anaesthesia (without injection).
A prolific surgeon, she performs Refractive surgeries like Lasik, PRK and blade-free Lasik procedures routinely.
A graduate from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi and postgraduate (MS) from Safdarjang Hospital,Dr.Poonam has more than 25years experience in practice.A meritorious student throughout, she has been a recipient of the prestigious National Talent Search Scholarship and Open Merit Scholarship.
She later underwent an advanced training in Aesthetic Oculoplasty, a niche subspecialty of ophthalmology, from The Barraquer Institute, Barcelona, Spain.
In 2013, she did an Observership at Wilmer Eye Institute, John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, USAandattended hands-on workshop and course on Oculofacial Surgery at ‘Maryland Aesthetic andReconstructive’, Baltimore, USA to learn advanced oculofacial surgeries.
She is a leading expertin performingCosmeticOculoplastic procedures to improve the appearance of the eyes and face offering eyelid lifts (blepharoplasty & brow lift), scar less droopy eyelid correction (ptosis) &non surgical facial rejuvenatingtreatments with Botox & fillers.
A renowned and respected doctor with vast experience, Dr. Poonam Jain is regularly invited as faculty to deliver lectures at national and international conferences. She was the joint organizing secretary of the 9th meeting of Asia Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (APSOPRS) held in 2014 and has served as a member of the editorial board of Delhi Ophthalmological Society. She is a reviewer of articles for the Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology.