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.
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.
Himalayan Institute of Medical Sciences, Swami Rama Nagar, Dehradoon.
D.N.B (Ophthalmology) (2012):
Mohan Eye Institute, New Delhi.
F.P.O.S (AEH, Mumbai).
Long term fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at Arvind Eye Care System (2013-15).
Cataract, Paediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, Low vision, and Trauma.
Govt. Medical College, Punjab University, Chandigarh.
M.S. (Ophthalmology) (2010):
Post Graduate Institue of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh.
D.N.B (Ophthalmology) (2012):
National Board of Examinations.
Uveitis, Vitreoretina, and Retinochoroidal Imaging.