During his tenure in Department of Ophthalmology, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital , Dr. Tarun was posted to Rotary Sunder Lal Eye Hospital, Chandausi, U.P for one month where he was actively involved in O.P.D, O.T, village camps, school screening programmes and sub clinics
Presently in Centre for Sight, he is managing all Anterior Segment, cataract and refractive surgery and Glaucoma cases. Apart from routine OPD diaganostic and therapeutic procedures,
He is independently performing surgeries like;
Small incision cataract surgery with IOL
Phacoemulsification surgery with IOL implant.
C3R for keratoconus
Refractive surgery –LASIK (customized), Blade free LASIK, PRK ,ICL, SMILE
Glaucoma surgery – Trabeculectomy, Combined Phacotrab
Pterygium Surgery with conjunctival auto graft.
Surgical repair of - Globe perforation, Lid lacerations
Till now, he has done more than 5000 phacoemulsification procedures with a very high success rate. He is presently doing all under topical anesthesia. He has managed numerous complicated cataract cases like small pupil, hypermature/morgagnian cataracts, traumatic cataracts, uveitis, subluxated lens, posterior polar cataract, combined phaco-trabe, etc. He is independently performing Femto-laser assisted cataract surgery, Multifocal IOLs ,Toric IOLs and ICLs.
He has done more than 1500 refractive surgeries which includes customized Lasik, Bladeless LASIK, PRKs, ICL and SMILE procedures. All his patients are highly satisfied.
Dr. Tarun Choudhary completed his MBBS in 1989 from the prestigious Armed Forces Medical College (AFMC), Pune University, securing the University gold medal in Preventive Medicine and MS in Ophthalmology in 1998, also from AFMC, securing First position in Pune University and securing the D B Patwardhan Gold medal. Concurrently, he also completed the Advanced Course in ophthalmology, again standing first in the course and receiving the Northern Command Gold Medal. He completed DNB (Ophthalmology) in 1999, successfully completed a short term hands on course in phacoemulsification in 2001 from Shri Sadguru Sangh Seva Trust, Chitrakoot, MP, was awarded the MNAMS 2004 by the National Academy of Medical Sciences and did short term ICO fellowship in Medical Retina (2004) from University Hospital, Gent, Belgium State University, Belgium.
Dr. Choudhary’s clinical experience includes more than 24 years of distinguished service in the Indian Armed Forces as an Ophthalmologist. He is well versed in stitchless cataract surgery including Toric and Multifocal lenses, Retina diagnostics and medical retina including intravitreal injections and Retinal Laser, proficient in all glaucoma diagnostics, therapeutics and surgeries including Ex-press® shunt and valve surgeries. Dr. Choudhary was formerly Professor and PG examiner – Maharashtra University of Medical Sciences, Formerly Professor and PG examiner – Indraprastha University, Delhi and Inspector for PG facilities – Medical Council of India.
His administrative experience includes responsibility for setting up Eye departments de-novo in two Naval hospitals, active involvement in embarking on the modernization programme of all ophthalmic centres of the Armed Forces, in laying down and updating ophthalmic standards for commissioning and recruitment into the Armed Forces, instrumental and the key person responsible for awarding NABH accreditation to Air Force Central Medical Establishment on as the Chief Coordinator, NABH Accreditation.
Former positions held by him include HOD & Classified Specialist (Ophthalmology) at Air Force Central Medical Establishment, Professor of Ophthalmology at Army College of Medical sciences (ACMS), Classified Specialist & Professor (Ophthalmology) at Naval Command Hospital Asvini, Mumbai, Classified Specialist (Ophthalmology) and Associate Professor at Base Hospital Delhi Cantt. and ACMS, Classified Specialist (Ophthalmology),Naval Hospital Kalyani, Vishakhapatanam, Graded Specialist (Ophthalmology) at Chilika, Orissa and Medical Officer in the Indian Navy in various Ashore and Afloat billets.
Qualification - M.B.B.S. ( 2004 – 2010)
• Completed at Kesar SAL medical college,Ahmedabad with 1 year rotating internship at BJ medical college, Ahmedabad.
D.O. ( 2011 – 2013 )
• Completed in April 2013 at M & J Institute of Ophthalmology, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad
Location - Gujarat (Ahmedabad-Navrangpura)
• Experience in anterior segment surgeries like Refractive Surgery, Cataract, Pterygium Excision, Anti Glaucoma Surgery, Keratoplasty, AMG Transplant
• Attended a Mass CATARACT Surgery Camp, held at Bodhgaya, Bihar in March 2014.(operated >200 cases)
• PHACO fellowship from Sankara Nethralaya in April-May 2014.
• Operated more than 1000 Phaco Surgeries including Monofocal, Multifocal and Toric IOLs
• Presented a PAPER on “PRE & POST OPERATIVE ASTIGMATISM FOLLOWING PTERYGIUM EXCISION” in GOS CONFERENCE held in 2012
• Attended a PG teaching programme held by AIOS at Nagpur in 2012.
• Cataract And Community Ophthalmology Fellowship From SANKARA NETHRALAYA in 2014.
• Clinical teaching of M.B.B.S. students during residency: 2011-2013.
• Worked as a Junior Resident in AMC MET Medical College,Ahmedabad from May 2013-Oct 2013
• Previously worked as a Junior Resident in GMERS Medical College,Sola, Ahmedabad, from Nov 2013- Oct 2016
• Previously worked as a part-time consultant at Clear vision Eye Hospital, Ahmedabad, from Sept 2015- Oct 2016
• Currently working at Centre For Sight, Ahmedabad as a Consultant and Refractive Surgeon at DDLC, New Vision Laser Centre, Ahmedabad since November 2016.
Dr. FRCOphth, Royal College of Ophthalmology, London (UK) 2006
Glaucoma Fellowship at the University of Toronto,ON, Canada 2004
FRCS (Ophthalmology) Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh 1997
MBBS, University of Calcutta, India 1992
Glaucoma and Cataract
Fellowship trained glaucoma specialist; prestigious fellowship under Dr. Ike Ahmed MD, University of Toronto, Canada
Over 20 years of postgraduate ophthalmic surgical experience spread across North America, Europe and India
Consultant Ophthalmologist / Glaucoma Specialist for over 10 years, initially at Cardiff UK followed by L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
Visiting Professor, University of Hyderabad, School of Medical Sciences – Jan 2017 onwards
Awarded ‘International Hero’ by AIOS at Jaipur AIOC, February 2017
Prize winning presentation at AIOC, Jaipur 2017 ‘Phaco surgery with AADI: results of consecutive cases’
Prize winning presentation at the International Congress of Glaucoma Surgery, Muscat, Oman 2016 ‘Ostial Irido-Zonulo-Hyaloido-Vitrectomy: Anterior segment solution for posterior segment complication – Preventing Aqueous Misdirection in high risk patients’
Prize winning presentation at theSilver Jubilee Glaucoma Society of India annual conference, Mumbai, India, 2015 ‘Phaco-endocyclophotocoagulation – relevance in angle closure disease’
Prize winning presentation at the South West Ophthalmological Society, UK‘Being blind in 2002- social deprivation and unmetneeds’
Awarded Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training, UK 2006
Over 25 publications in peer-reviewed journals
First Indian Glaucoma specialist to perform minimally invasive glaucoma surgery in angle closure disease (phaco-endocycloplasty)
First Indian Glaucoma specialist to use Kahook Dual Blade to perform trabeculotomy in adults
First to perform Aurolab Aqueous Drainage Implant (AADI) while at LVPEI –one of a handful of Glaucoma specialists in the country performing this surgery
Dr. Varun Malhotra completed his Basic Medical education from Topiwala National Medical College and BYL Nair Hospital , Mumbai and MS in Ophthalmology from JJM Medical College ,Davanagere affiliated to Rajiv
Gandhi University of Health Sciences , Bangalore followed by a Fellowship in Cornea , Anterior Segment and Refractive Surgery from the prestigious
Sankara Nethralaya , Chennai .
He finished Sir Ratan Tata Fellowship in Microincision Cataract Surgeries from Sankara Netralaya and was a Zeiss-Ophthalmic Diagnostics fellow at LV Prasad
Eye Institute , Hyderabad . He has also trained under Dr. Rupal Shah in
Refractive Surgery who is an authority on the subject.
Dr. Varun’s previous experience includes a stint as Consultant - Anand Eye Institute , Hyderabad and Consultant – Pushpagiri Eye Institute , Secunderabad
. He was also a Visiting Consultant at Pushpagiri Eye Institute , Vizianagram and Indo-US Hospital , Malakpet ,Hyderabad .
His special areas of interest are Microincision Cataract Surgeries, Corneal
Transplants and Refractive Surgeries with special emphasis on Femto
Procedures. He has Published papers and has delivered lectures at various state and National conferences.
He is also the Academic Co-ordinator for “ eyeOpener education programme “ for post graduate students .
Dr. Vikas Menon has completed his postgraduation from Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi and Fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Orbit & Ocular Oncology from the prestigious LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad. Dr. Menon specializes in plastic & reconstructive surgery of eyelids and orbit. He is also a qualified specialist for Botox treatment for cosmetic & neurological uses. His other areas of interest include tumors of eyelids, orbit, ocular surface & intraocular tumors especially Retinoblastoma. He also has vast experience in managing patients of thyroid eye disease and cases of periocular trauma. He has been invited as speaker in various national and international conferences. Dr. Menon also has to his credit publications in both indexed and non-indexed journals and chapters in text books.
Dr. Vimla Menon graduated in December 1970 from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi University, and did her post-graduation in May 1975 from Delhi University. Joined Dr. R P Centre as Senior Resident in June 1975 and joined the faculty at R P Centre in June, 1978. She worked as Professor at R P Centre and was heading the section of Squint, Neuro-Ophthalmology and Glaucoma services at R P Centre.
Dr. Menon has over 80 publications in National and International journals and has been the Founder Secretary & Vice-President of Strabismological Society of India.Her special areas of interest have been in Optic Neuritis and Squint.