Eduction: Dr. Gandhi is FRCS from Edinburgh and Glasgow and Neuroopthalmology fellowship from the John Hopkins University, USA.
Experience: Senior Opthalmologist at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai for 13 years and the Director of the Sankara Nethralaya Academy.
Interests: Development of new technologies in Ophthalmology, education and community outreach programs. He is an adjunct faculty at IIT Chennai and the clinical director of the IIT-Sankara Nethralaya team which developed the state-of-the-art mobile eye surgical units. Dr. Gandhi has lead a team to organize and conduct outreach programs in Zambia, Kenya and Botswana. Dr. Gandhi is a member of the Internation Council of Ophathalmology's Technology for Education Committee and the Education Committee of All India Ophthalmological Society.
Honors: Dr. Gandhi has been awarded for Academic Excellence by the Honorable Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Narendra Modi at the Silver Jubilee of the Pramukhsewami Medical College. He is also recipient of CV Ananthasayanam Memorial Award from His excellency Shri Rosiah, the Governor of Tamil Nadu.
Mantra: Harness the power of technology to optimize eye care delivery.
Dr. Ratan Purohit is an eminent ophthalmic surgeon from Jodhpur, providing his services to entire Western Rajasthan for the last 30 years. After completing his MS Ophthalmology from S N Medical College Jodhpur, he has done Retina fellowship under Dr. P N Nagpal at the prestigious Retina Foundation Ahmedabad. He was the first surgeon to have done such fellowship in Rajasthan (1985).
Keeping abreast of the latest trends and technologies in the field of ophthalmology, he was a pioneer in introducing various surgeries viz. Microsurgery, Phaco-Emulsification, Modern Lens Implantation, Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachment and Vitreous surgery in Western Rajasthan.
His academic and clinical acumen along with his liberal and altruistic attitude has brought several awards, felicitations and accolades to him. Few of the key ones include Gold medal in from Rajasthan Ophthalmic society for best scientific paper (1985), Gold medal from IIRSI (2012), conferred with Marwar Ratna by Mehrangarh Museum Trust Jodhpur for providing selfless and dedicated medical services to the society of Marwar region (2010). He was a part of a meeting by AIOS, held to decide guidelines for physicians and general ophthalmologists regarding treatment of Diabetic retinopathy (Goa, 2009)
Dr. Purohit routinely conducts eye camps in and around Jodhpur. He has so far done thousands of cataract, retinal and other surgeries. Dr. Purohit has also presented several papers and case studies at various prominent conferences.
Dr. Ritesh Narula has completed his graduation & post-graduation from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi. Subsequently, he did his fellowship in vitreoretina from the prestigious L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad followed by an ICO fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery from Jules Gonin Eye Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland. His areas of interest and expertise involve management of macular disorder, diabetic and other vascular retinopathies. He has been invited as speaker in various national and international conferences. Dr. Narula also has to his credit several publications in both indexed and non-indexed journals
Dr. Ritika Sachdev completed her basic medical education from Lady Hardinge Medical College, Delhi. Following her Masters in Ophthalmology from Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi she pursued specialization in Cornea, cataract and refractive surgery from the prestigious R P Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi.
Dr. Sachdev is presently working as Additional Director Medical Services at Centre for Sight. Her specialization areas include Cataract, Cornea and Refractive Surgery. Her surgical experience encompasses surgeries like Femtosecond cataract procedures, Microincision cataract surgery, LASIK & Relex Smile for laser vision correction, penetrating & lamellar keratoplasty (corneal transplantation) etc.
Dr. Sachdev’s academic journey has been adorned with awards such as Dr. Krishna Sohan Trophy 2013 by Delhi Ophthalmological Society, Dr. Dheeraj Jain Gold Medal, Lala Jeewan Mal Memorial Prize for being the best candidate in Ophthalmology (Delhi University). She is the youngest national recipient of the Intra Ocular and Refractive Society India (IIRSI) Gold Medal.
Dr. Sachdev has also been an active speaker at many National & International conferences including American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (APACRS), All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) and Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS). She is a member of Executive committee – IIRSI and Editorial board of DOS times and is recognized as faculty training resource for PG teaching programme across the country for AIOS. She has various national and international publications in peer-reviewed journals of ophthalmology besides having contributed numerous chapters for textbooks in ophthalmology.
Dr. Roop did his graduation from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and post-graduation from Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi. A leading cataract surgeon of West Uttar Pradesh, Dr. Roop was one of the first surgeons to adapt Femtosecond Laser technology for cataract in the country. Recognized for his innovative techniques in the ophthalmic fraternity, Dr. Roop has been awarded runners’ up award for video on cataract surgery technique of circumferential chopping at American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 2008. He has presented several films depicting newer techniques of cataract and glaucoma surgery in international forum. Winner of special Gold Medal awarded by Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society of India (IIRSI).
Qualification - M.S. Ophthalmology, Fellowship in Oculoplasty.
Location –Gujarat (Ahmedabad-Navrangpura)
After doing MBBS (Gold medalist), Dr. Ruchi Kabra did MS (OPHTHALMOLOGY) from S.M.S Medical College, Jaipur in 2005. Then she worked as a fellow for 8 months in Cataract and Phaco surgery at Lions Karnavati Eye hospital, Ahmedabad. She pursued her interest in Occuloplasty and did a fellowship from Nagri Eye Research Foundation, Ahmedabad in 2007.
Henceforth, in 2008 joined as an Assistant Professor in M&J Western Regional Institute of Ophthalmology , B J Medical College, Ahmedabad. Here she gained lots of clinical experience and surgical expertise in doing Cataract, Lacrimal, Occuloplasty , Orbital surgeries, Trauma, Aesthetics and in dealing with Ocular Oncology cases. In 2014, she did an observership at Shankar Netralaya, Chennai in Paediatric Ophthalmology so as to strengthen her Paediatric patient management. In December 2016, DR. Ruchi Kabra joined Centre For Sight, Ahmedabad and would be now working here in her quest to treat patients better.
She has been invited as a guest speaker and have a number of talks and vedio presentations at state and national level conferences. Her work has also been published in indexed national and international journals.
Dr. Rupal Shah is the Clinical Director, New Vision Laser Centres, a unit of Centre for Sight Group of eye hospitals. Dr. Rupal has performed over 30,000 laser refractive surgery procedures and trained over 1,200 ophthalmologists from India and abroad for laser refractive surgery and has performed surgery at more than 30 centres in India and abroad. She has the highest experience with ReLEx, all laser Femtosecond refractive surgery procedure. Dr. Rupal has a strong academic interest, and is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the International Society of Refractive Surgery. She regularly presents papers at various meetings all over the world and India. Dr. Rupal was awarded the President’s Gold Medal by the Indian Intraocular Lens and Refractive Surgery Society, in 2008; Shiv Prasad Hardia award for the best paper in Refractive Surgery by the All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) in 2011; Best Paper of Session by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS).
Formerly Consultant and Professor in the Army Hospital Research and Referral, Delhi.
Professor in Armed Forces Medical College, Pune & Army College of Medical Sciences, Delhi.
MBBS from Kolkata Medical College and Hospitals, having stood first in the university in Surgery, Diploma in Ophthalmology from Delhi University, MS from Delhi University, Long Term Training in Glaucoma from Dr Rajender Prasad Center of Ophthalmic Sciences,AIIMS, PGDGM from IGNOU.
Her areas of professional expertise:
Glaucoma management including trabeculectomies,Valve surgery,Lasers in Glaucoma, Paediatric Glaucoma; cataract surgery including combined Glaucoma and cataract surgery, management of corneal diseases and keratoplasty including Triple procedures,lid surgeries, Medical Retina, Contact lens management, management of uveal diseases and management of ocular trauma.
Dr. Sangeeta has done her graduation from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi and post-graduation from Guru Nanak Eye Centre, New Delhi. She is a Fellow of Retina Foundation. Dr. Sangeeta is presently working as a full time Vitreo-retinal surgeon at CFS Roop Netralaya, Meerut which is the first LASIK setup in Meerut. She is the most experienced vitreo-retinal and refractive surgeon of West Uttar Pradesh.
Designation - Director Medical Services – Centre for Sight
Qualification - MD (AIIMS), FACS
Location – Telangana (Hyderabad-Banjara Hills)
Dr. Santosh G Honavar has completed his MBBS from the Bangalore Medical College (Best Graduate of the Bangalore University; 7 Gold Medals); Post-graduate training in Ophthalmology, followed by Senior Residency in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery at the R P Center for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi (Best Resident award); and Fellowship in Ocular Oncology at the Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
His previous experience includes Senior resident at AIIMS (1992-1995), faculty and Head of the Department, and later Associate Director at the LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad (1995-2013); Adjunct Professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Ohio State University Dept of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Santosh G Honavar focuses on tumors of the ocular surface, eyelid, eye, and orbit, and specifically retinoblastoma; eye plastic surgery and eye prosthesis.
Dr. Santosh G Honavar has extensively published in peer-reviewed journals (over 150 manuscripts) and has written several book chapters. He is on the Advisory Board of the International Council of Ophthalmology, is the Secretary of the Oculoplastic Association of India and the Vice president of the Asia Pacific Society for Ocular Oncology and Pathology.
Some of the major awards and honors to his credit include Pfizer National Award & Medallion, Col. Rangachari Gold Medal by the AIOS, Zeigler International Fellowship by the Orbis International, USA, Dr Siva Reddy International Award by the AIOS, Senior Achievement Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award by the Govt of India.
Qualification - MS (1995), DNB (1996), Anterior segment (2002)
Location – Delhi/NCR
Dr (Lt Col ) Satinder Singh Mann (Retd), MBBS, MS, DNB (Ophth), MAMS is presently working as Senior Consultant with Center For Sight group of Super speciality Eye Hospitals.
He obtained his MBBS and MS (Ophthalmology) degrees from the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, Maharashtra in 1988 and 1995 respectively. He topped Pune Univ in his MS exam. He qualified his DNB (Ophth) from NBE in 1996. He further underwent one year’s specialized training in Anterior Segment Microsurgery at the prestigious Dr RP Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi in 2002. After serving the Armed Forces for over 20 years, he decided to join the private sector.
He has extensive experience in doing cataract surgery by Phacoemulsification and has performed over 10,000 successful surgeries. He is also proficient in glaucoma, trauma and oculoplastic surgeries. He has had the honour of serving in a tertiary care United Nations Hospital with UN Peacekeeping troops in Sierra leone in 2000.
He has published 11 papers in indexed journals and contributed chapters in Ophthalmology text books