Dr. Harsh Kumar has done his MBBS (GOLD MEDALLIST) from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and MD (GOLD MEDALLIST) from Dr. R P Centre, AIIMS with Bodh Raj Sabharwal Medal (topped 2 sequential batches of MD ophthalmology at DR R P Centre). He also won the best Senior resident award at Dr. R P Centre AIIMS. He was formerly the President of Glaucoma Society of India (2010-12) & Additional Professor Glaucoma unit at Dr. R P Centre, AIIMS.
Dr. Kumar has conducted numerous courses successfully at AIOS and DOS as chief instructor and is a prolific teacher taking lectures throughout the country and abroad. He performs the most complicated glaucoma procedures using the latest technology available in India including valves, shunts drainage devices and routine surgeries.
Dr. Kumar has numerous awards and honors to his credit over the years. He was conferred the International Medical Scholars Programme Award (ECFMG fellowship) with a Fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago, USA (This award is given only to 20 people all over world every alternate year). He was awarded D B Chandra oration in 2007 for outstanding work in glaucoma given by the Alumni association of Allahabad University; the AN Pandeya oration award in the 44th Bihar Ophthalmological Society meeting held at Bodh Gaya in 2010; was awarded an "International Eye Foundation" (IEF) Project, Awarded for Humanitarian service (maximum number of cataract cases done in any eye camp) by Lion club, North India Region, PN Taneja Award for best paper on Retinopathy of prematurity read at Annual Pediatric Society Conference, Certificate of Merit for the best paper presentation at the Annual DOS conference, Delhi (1994), First prize in Ophthalmic Quiz held at the AIOS Conference 1990/1988, A C Aggarwal Trophy (1988) for best paper presentation in Annual meeting of Delhi Ophthalmological society, secured first position in MD (Post Graduation) and maximum marks obtained in two consecutive MD batches, ICMR (1985) Fellowship for medical research, received Senior Science Talent Scholarship (1975), and many more....
Dr. HemaRawal has graduated from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, India(1994) and done her MS from Army Hospital Research& Referral, New Delhi (Delhi University1996-1999). She then did her DNB (Ophthalmology) in 1999, Basic Sciences assessment in ophthalmology from International council of ophthalmology in 2000, FRCS (Glasgow) from Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Glasgow, UK, FNB (topped the all india FNB entrance exam 2004) - Vitreo Retina, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India, Clinical fellow - Vitreoretina, Western Eye hospital, Imperial College NHS trust, London.
She has underwent Vitreo-retina training from the prestigious L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad; Phacoemulsification training from ICARE Eye hospital & Post Graduate institute, Noida; Contact lens training from Venu Eye Institute & Research Centre, New Delhi and Short-term training in Anterior segment from R P Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi.
Dr. Rawal is proficient in Medical, Diagnostic & Surgical Retina. She has vast experience of treating all kinds of medical retinal disorders and doing vitreoretinasurgeries.She has previously worked as Vitreo Retina Fellow at Western Eye Hospital, St Mary’s Hospital NHS trust, Imperial College London; Speciality Doctor in ophthalmology at Great Western Hospital, Swindon& Marlborough NHS trust; done Observership in Vitreo-retina at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London; Consultant Vitreo-retina at Venu Eye Institute & Research Centre, New Delhi; Retina fellow (long Term) at LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad; Eye specialist at CharakPalika Hospital, NDMC, MotiBagh, New Delhi; Eye surgeon at LokKalyanSamiti Eye Hospital, New Delhi.
Dr. Rawal has many publications to her name and is an active participant in presentations at various conferences and events in India & abroad.
Dr. Hemlata Gupta is a graduate from GMCH, Chandigarh. She did her MS in ophthalmology from GMCH Chandigarh followed by senior residency at the same institute in comprehensive ophthalmology. She has also completed her DNB Ophthalmology in 2007.
Dr. Gupta has a special interest in refractive surgery and has done FAICO refractive surgery followed by advanced Lasik training from Baroda. She has a vast and comprehensive experience of managing all difficult and complicated cataract surgeries. She has presented papers and given instruction courses in various national and international conferences and co-authored many peer reviewed articles in various national and international journals. She had been co-editor of North Zone J of Ophthalmology, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology and presently is Chief Editor of CFS Newsletter 'Spectrum'. She is a co-author of book chapter in refractive surgery book. She is a member of the All India Ophthalmological Society, Delhi ophthalmological society and North Zone Ophthalmological Society and Chandigarh Ophthalmological Society. She is a well-trained and skilled cataract and refractive surgeon.
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Senior Consultant Ophthalmology and Head – Education & Training ,
Center for Sight
Major General (Dr) Jitendra Kumar Singh Parihar is an astute eye surgeon, academician and skill transfer resource person of international eminence in the highly specialized fields of Anterior Segment, Glaucoma valve and complex ocular surgeries. He has more than 60,000 Cataract, 2500 Corneal Transplant , 1000 Glaucoma valve and 1500 refractive laser surgeries in his credit in a professional carrier of 35 years. He has served Indian Armed Forces and held various appointments including Professor at AFMC Pune and Professor Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at Army Hospital (Research and Referral) Delhi Cantt for almost one decade. He held the prestigious appointment of Additional Director General Armed Forces(Medical Research ,Health & Training /Education) and was responsible to monitor and galvanized Medical Research and education in various medical teaching institutes of entire Armed forces services. He has steered and scaled new dimensions to research and academics in collaboration with DRDO and ICMR not only in AFMS but in civil forum as well. He led the organization by setting up a personal example of a committed researcher who conducted 25 research projects himself in his career. Of these, basic research in the field of refractive glaucoma, cultivated ocular stem cells and High altitude medicine proved to be path breaking, published and acclaimed globally. He has designed an indigenous color vision detection device, echoing to make in India.
He has vast experience in medical education in university stream equivalent to the Vice chancellor and having organisational flare to develop facilities of health education and community ophthalmic services. He is a postgraduate teacher and PhD guide of Delhi University as well as an examiner of several universities .His contribution towards augmenting and assuring qualitative jump to medical education and academics in the country as an expert chair of various groups in govt. statuary bodies like National Board of Exams , MCI, ICMR, Life Sciences, BSI ,FDA and public service commissions has been noteworthy . He has undergone Postdoctoral Long term training in Anterior Segment Microsurgery at All India Institute of Medical Sciences ,New Delhi as well as having distinction of being Fellow of National Academy of Medical sciences, India(FAMS) since 2012.
He has more than 600 publications and research communications in National, International journals and coveted forums. His work including a monograph on Phacoemulsification Surgery attained international authority in medical sciences.
He has profusely contributed towards prevention and control of blindness activities.
He designed a module comprising transfer of technology of phacoemulsification up to grass root level and to develop modern eye camps with enhanced facilities and coordination amongst national level organizations as well as to lay stress upon national harmony and environment protection. Approximately 4 Lakh patients have benefitted from more than 275 camps conducted all over the country including remote areas of Ladakh, North East, Maharashtra and West Bengal. Eye camps conducted in ladakh witnessed a rare land mark in the history of modern Ophthalmology, probably maiden Phaco camps ever conducted at a height of 14106 feet, this unique achievement was recognised by the media and was announced as a world record by LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS 2013 for Modern Cataract Surgery at highest altitude in the world.
Major General JKS Parihar has several awards in his credit including coveted recognition by the President of India thrice on the occasions of Republic day in the form of awards like SENA MEDAL 2003 , VISHISHT SEVA MEDAL 2007 & Bar to VSM in 2014. The “Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Appreciation Award 2016” conferred by the Govt of Afghanistan for expressing humanity & maintaining roots of mutual friendship through vigorous efforts of treating patients from ANA. He has been honored by professional bodies at both International and national level such as the Distinguished Service Award 2011 by Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology at Australia, FAMS 2012 by the National Academy of Medical Sciences , Air Marshal MS Boparai oration and award 2017 by Ocular Trauma Society of India, VIIth Dr MC Nahata Naitra Suraksha Puraskar 2011,Dr Kumud Joshi Memorial Award 2015 and NSPB Award 2005 by National Society of Prevention and Control of Blindness , Dr PR Roy ACOIN Award 2014 by Association of Community Ophthalmologists of India , 7th International Sardar Patel Award 2012 by Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Foundation, New Delhi, Dr PN Khanna award 2014 by Delhi, Dr. SD Athavale Award 2005 by Maharashtra , Dr Sandeep Wagh award 2013 by Poona Ophthalmological society and Gold Medal (twice 2013 and 09) conferred by the Indian Society of Intra Ocular Lens Implant and Refractive Surgery. He is proud recipient of commendation awards of Chief of Army Staff , VCOS ,GOC in C Northern and Western Command as well as appreciation award by the Governor of WB,J& K, Assam and Mizoram.
He has the unique honour and privilege to be chosen by several top most and prominent dignitaries of India including two successive President of India as an operating ophthalmic surgeon.
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.
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Senior Consultant - Cataract and Refractive Surgery - Centre for Sight Eye Institute Delhi
Dr Keya Barman is currently a senior consultant in the department of Cataract and Refractive Surgery in Centre for Sight Eye Institute Delhi.
Prior to this she was a Senior Consultant in Narayana Nethralaya Bangalore where she was a high volume senior surgeon and was an integral part of the cataract training for fellows , foreign fellows and DNB students.
Previous to that she was Chief Medical Officer and Head of a Vasan Eye Care Bangalore, where she was in charge of cataract and refractive surgeries.
Previous to that she was a Senior Cataract and Head of Department of Refractive surgery in Susrut Eye Hospital and Research Centre. This is where she started training surgeons and fellows in cataract and refractive surgery in 2008. She has completed her basic medical education and Masters in Ophthalmology from M P Shah Medical College and Guru Govind Singh Group of Hospitals Jamnagar, Gujarat in 2005.
Her main areas of interest are Refractive lens surgery including FEMTO assisted Cataract surgeries,phakic iols (ICL), Toric and Multifocal implant surgeries and Refractive surgeries including LASIK, FEMTOLASIK and SMILE.
She has presented in various conferences and performed live surgeries at various National Conferences.
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.
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.