Ophthalmologists and Trained Anesthetists of Raghudeep Eye Hospital in Ahmedabad India offer Pediatric Services, Cataract Surgery, Glaucoma Treatment, Cornea Treatment, Dry Eye, Low Vision Treatment.
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• Shurveer Singh Gold Medal for the Best Film at Ros 2014 held at Kota in September 2014 Award to Dr.Vaishali Vasavada • Glaucoma Convene 2014 successfully conducted at REH • Dr. Vaishali Vasavada has won "Best Paper" of session Award in ASCRS 2014. • Dr. Vaishali Vasavada & Team have won Runners up award in Video Film category in ASCRS 2014. • Dr. Abhay vasavada has received the APAO Susruta Lecture Award in Japan. • Dr Vasavada won APAO Susruta Award on 3rd April 2014 in Tokyo Japan. • Dr. Shail Vasavada & colleagues have won "Best Paper" award in AIOS 2014. • Cataract Colloquium 2013 successfully conducted at REH • Glaucoma Convene 2013 successfully conducted at Raghudeep Eye Hospital• Dr. Lajja Shastri and colleagues awarded Best Paper of the Session for their scientific paper • Dr. Viraj Vasavada and colleagues awarded Best Poster of the Category for their scientific poster presentation. • Dr. Abhay Vasavada and colleagues awarded two prizes : Best of the Best video, and First prize in cataract complications category for their video film "The Road Not Taken" • Dr mayuri khamar awarded the D.B. Chandra award for best paper glaucoma during aios 2012 meeting. • Dr vaishali vasavada awarded the P. Hanumantha reddy award for best paper pediatric during aios 2012 meeting. • Dr viraj vasavada selected for Drm C.S. Reshmi award for best film "many faces of anterior vitreous season 2" during apao aios 2013 meeting • Team REC awarded BEST VIDEO OF THE CONFERENCE AWARD at the APAO meeting in Hyderabad, Jan 2013. Team REC makes number of paper, poster and video presentations during the same meeting. • Team REC Wins Laurels in Milan. At the recently held annual meeting of the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ESCRS) at Milan, Raghudeep Eye Hospital won two awards - 1st and 2nd prize in the Video Film Festival. Congratulations Team REC ! • Annual Phacoemulsification Work-shop Colloquium 2012 successfully conducted at Raghudeep Eye Hospital. • Dr. Richard Kho from Philipines visited Raghudeep Eye Hospital. • Mr Atul Karwal, Joint Director, Gujarat Police Academy. Gandhinagar. visited at Annual Phacoemulsification Work-shop Colloquium 2012. Who has shared his unique experience on the Mount Everest. • Dr. Rasesh Diwan, Medical Director & Anaesthesiologist, Raghudeep Eye Hospital presented “Topical Anaesthetic regime at Raghudeep Eye Clinic, Ahmadabad, India”. at World congress of Ophthalmic Anesthetic at Ankara, Turkey May 2012. • Glaucoma convene 2012 successfully conducted at Raghudeep Eye Hospital.• Raghudeep Eye Hospital branches out at Dholka. Raghudeep Eye Hospital team now offer its services at Dholka in a brand new premises.• Dr. Stefano Gandolfi from Italy visits Raghudeep Eye Hospital.• Team Raghudeep bagged the Best Film Award for its film " Lights Camera, Action" in the general category at the 25th annual meeting of APACRS Shanghai China.
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Dr. Abhay R. Vasavada
  • Present Position:
    Director :Iladevi Cataract & IOL Research Centre,
    Director :Raghudeep Eye Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
  • Education :
    M.S. Ophthalmology from M.S. University, Baroda (1975)
    F.R.C.S. Ophthalmology from The Royal College of Surgeons, England (1980)
    • Dr. Abhay R. Vasavada is a world renowned cataract surgeon, and his expertise is in the management of challenging cataract cases in children and adults.
    • Pediatric and Adult Cataract management has been his passion since 1984. Because of his vast experience, Raghudeep Eye Hospital is now a tertiary referral centre for the management of pediatric as well as adult cataracts. A dedicated team of skilled ophthalmologists, anesthetists, orthoptists and pediatric coordinators and counselors work together to provide the best care to these patients. Most of his pediatric cataract work is done on a charitable basis, as majority of children requiring treatment are from an underprivileged section of the society.
    • He established Raghudeep Eye Hospital in 1984 and Iladevi Cataract & IOL Research Centre in 1991. This center with basic and clinical research facilities is focused on translation research. One of the objectives is to solve some of the problems related to cataractogenesis and its management in children and young adults. Iladevi Cataract & IOL Research Centre is recognized by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. He has more than 160 publications in peer-reviewed journals. A lot of focus in his research is directed at pediatric cataract management.
    • Various research projects have been carried out in collaboration with Indian agencies ( like the Department of Science and Technology)- Govt of India, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, as well as International Agencies ( like Creighton University, Omaha, USA, University of East Anglia, UK, Uleval University Hospital, Norway, ASCRS foundation, USA).
    • He has been conducting trainee fellowship programmes for young ophthalmologists since 1990 to train them in cataract management. He has trained more than 140 national & international ophthalmologists under this programme. He has travelled extensively across all the continents, teaching, lecturing, & performing live surgical demonstrations.
    • He is a global advisor to American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), the largest ophthalmological society in the world. He is a board and advisory member of International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO), Academia Ophthalmologica Int. (AOI) Asia Pacific Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (APACRS) and Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO). He is a member of cataract clinical committee and Hall of Fame Committee at American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS). He is on the editorial board of Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (JCRS), Eyeworld, Ocular Surgery News and ONE Net.
    • He has won several paper and video awards at various national and international meetings. He has been bestowed upon many prestigious national and international awards some of which are mentioned below.
  • List of Awards & Achievements:
    Honors and Awards:
    • Susruta Lecture award : Asia Pacific Association of Ophthalmologists (APAO) Susruta Lecture award at World Ophthalmology Conference 2014
    • Awarded the most prestigious awards in ophthalmology worldwide, The Binkhorst Medal Lecture by the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery in 2011.
    • Awarded the 2010 Arthur Lim Oration by the Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (APACRS) at the Annual APACRS meeting, Cairns, Australia.
    • Listed among Top 100 Most influential Ophthalmologist Worldwide " The Ophthalmologist”.
    • Recognized as one of the top 50 opinion leaders in ophthalmology
      • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today, for outstanding contribution and leadership in the fields of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 2005
    • Listed amongst 100 most powerful people of Gujarat, India.
    • The International Ophthalmologist Education Award
      • American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2005
    • Inaugural Award for Contribution to Training and Teaching
      • Asia Pacific Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (APACRS) at Xiamen, China, 2002
    • Best Researcher Award
      • Ophthalmology, Andhra Pradesh Academy of Sciences, 1997
    • Dr. B.C. Roy National Award
      • Best Talent in Encouraging the Development of Specialties in Different Branches of Medicine by Honorable President of India Dr. K. R. Narayanan, 1997