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. Kiran Kirtani is a graduate from B.J.Medical College, Ahmedabad. She dis her post-graduation in ophthalmology from M&J Western Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Ahmedabad and received a gold medal in the same. The same year she also received the Diplomate of National board certificate. After completing her senior residency from DDU, Delhi Govt Hospital, she joined Centre For Sight in the year 2013. Dr. Kiran has a special interest in refractive surgery and is a certified refractive surgeon. She has a vast and comprehensive experience of managing all difficult and complicated cataract surgeries and has been certified by Johnson & Johnson Vision for performing robotic cataract surgeries. She has presented papers in various national and international conferences. She regularly writes and edits articles and blogs for Centre for Sight. She is a member of the All India Ophthalmological Society, Delhi ophthalmological society and Gujarat Ophthalmological society. She is a well-trained and skilled cataract and refractive surgeon.
-Did MBBS from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi (2005-2010)
-Did MS Ophthalmology from Kasturba medical college, Mangalore (2011-2014)
-General Ophthalmology fellowship from Aravind eye hospital, Salem (1 year)
-Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive surgery from Aravind eye hospital, Madurai (1.5 years)
-Worked as Consultant at Aravind eye hospital, Salem (2 years)
-Fellowship in Cornea through ICO (International Council of Ophthalmology) from Kellogg eye centre, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA (3 months)
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 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.