Dr. Vandana Nath



Academic Qualifications :

  • MBBS (Bom.) MS (Ophthal) DO, FREC
  • Fellowship at Raghudeep Eye Hospital and Iladevi Cataract and IOL Research Centre in Phacoemulsification Surgery with Dr. Abhay R Vasavada.- July 2000 -March 2001
  • Observorship in Phacoemulsification Surgery at Raghudeep Eye Hospital and Iladevi Cataract & IOL Research Centre; April 1999 to June 2000.
  • Low Vision Specialist Training (Basic and Advanced) at Blind Peoples Association, Vastrapur (Ahmedabad) and at Venu Eye Institute, New Delhi with Karin Van Djik (Netherlands); December 2000.
  • Master Trainer of Primary Health Centre Doctors/Medical Officers for Disability Management in September 1999 under aegis of Rehabilitation Council of India,New Delhi.
  • Master of Surgery (Ophthalmology) April 1991 from B J Medical College,Ahmedabad, Gujarat University. First Attempt (1st Class).
  • Diploma in Ophthalmology (DO) in April 1989 from NHL Medical College, Ahmedabad – Gujarat University. First Attempt (1st Class).
  • MBBS in 1985 from Seth G S Medical College and KEM Hospital Bombay, Bombay University. First Attempt.

Work Experience :

  • Cataract & Low vision consultant at Raghudeep Eye Hospital from July 2011
  • Practicing at Anushree Eye Care, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad since 2002.
  • Visiting Consultant Ophthalmologist at Apollo Hospital, Bhat, Gandhinagar from August 2007 to June 2011
  • Visiting as a Senior Ophthalmic Surgeon at Navalbhai & Hiraba Eye Hospital,Bareja(Trust hospital of Blind People Association) since its inception in 2003.
  • Visiting Faculty & Panel Doctor at Blind People’s Association Vastrapur Ahmedabad, since January 1994 as Trainer for Field Workers of Community based Rehabilitation (CBR) Programme, Teachers Training Programme and Training of Medical Officers.
  • Low Vision Specialist at Blind People’s Association, Vastrapur Ahmedabad since December 2000.
  • Consultant Phaco Surgeon and in-charge of Paediatric Cataract Patients at Raghudeep Eye Clinic with Dr. Abhay R Vasavada, performing Phacoemulsification in Adult Cataract, April 2001 – April 2002.
  • Consultant Phaco Surgeon at Samjuba Eye Hospital (Indian Red Cross Society)Dholka,July 2000 – March 2001.
  • Visiting Ophthalmologist at NASEOH(National Society for Equal Opportunities for Handicapped) in 1999-2000
  • Full Time Ophthalmic Surgeon at Victoria Jubilee Hospital (Sir Chinubhai Madhavlal Baronet Hospital and Research Center) Kalupur Ahmedabad from October 1993 – June 2000.
  • Visiting Ophthalmic Surgeon at Sadvichar Parivar Eye Hospital from September 1991– October 1992.
  • Have varied surgical experience since last 18 years in Ophthalmic Surgeries,viz., correction of Entropion / Ectropion, Squint, Pterygium, Chalazion,DCR(Dacryo Cysto Rhinostomy), Cataract and IOL Implantation.
  • Expertise in use of Phacoemulsification technique in all types of cataracts.
  • Performed more than 4000 Extra Capsular Cataract Surgeries with Intraocular Lens Implantation and over 3500 Phacoemulsification surgeries with Intraocular lens implantation and foldable lens implants.

Dissertations / Papers / Presentations /Lectures / Eye Camps and Social Activities :

  • Co-author of Poster Presentation on Acrysof Implantation in Congenital Cataract Surgery, ICO, Sydney, Australia, 2002.
  • Co-author of Instruction Course on Paediatric Cataract surgery at ASCRS meeting,Philadelphia, USA, June 2002.
  • Co-author of paper on “Single Piece Acrysof Implantation in Congenital Cataracts”for ASCRS meeting, Philadelphia, USA, June 2002.
  • Co-authorof film titled “In Harmony – Hydrodissection & Rotation” for ASCRS meeting, Philadelphia, USA, June 2002.
  • Co-author of film titled “Turbulence to Tranquility – High Aspiration” for ASCRS meeting, Philadelphia, USA, June 2002.
  • Won Best Film Award (C S Reshmi Award) at 61st Annual Conference of All India Ophthalmological Society, Delhi in 2003.
  • Co-author of presentation on “Pre-existent Posterior Capsule Defect in Congenital Cataract” for A.N. Pandeya Oration, Ranchi, November 2001.
  • Co-author of articles on “Acrysof in Congenital Cataract Surgery and Pre-existing Posterior Capsule Defect in Congenital Cataract” for Paediatric Cataract Surgery, Instruction Course at ASCRS (American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery), San Diego (South America) June 2001.
  • Presentation on “Pre-Existing Posterior Capsule Defect in Congenital Cataract Surgery” at Workshop on Paediatric Cataract Surgery, organized by Bombay Ophthalmic Association, December 2001.
  • Presentation on Paediatric Cataract Surgery at Workshop Phacoemulsification at Raghudeep Eye Hospital in September 2001 (Acrysof Implantation in Congenital Cataract – An Update).
  • Author of Chapter on Visual Impairment in the Handbook of Visual Impairment published by Blind People’s Association, Ahmedabad in 2000.
  • Co-author of paper “Visual Axis Opacification after Acrysof Intraocular Lens Implantation in Children”. Journal of Cataract Refract Surgery, 2004.
  • Co-author of paper “Diagnosis & Management of Congenital Cataract with Pre-existing Posterior Capsule Defect”, Journal of Cataract Refract Surgery, 2004.
  • Co-author of paper “Anterior Vitreous Face Behaviour with AcrySof in Paediatric Cataract Surgery”. Journal of American Association for Paediatric ophthalmology & Strabismus (AAPOS).
  • Lectured on Blindness and Low Vision at The Helen Keller Institute of the Deaf Blind, Mumbai, August 2000 and December 2001.
  • Presented a paper on Low Vision at ICEVI (International Council for Education of Visually Impaired Conference) at Ahmedabad in November 2000.
  • Lectured on Low Vision Rehabilitation at Ahmedabad Ophthalmic Society meeting in Ahmedabad, September 2000.
  • Presented a paper on Pattern ERG (PERG), All India Ophthalmic Society’s50th Annual Conference New Delhi in January 1992.
  • Presented a dissertation on Pattern ERG (PERG) – Non Invasive,Electrophysiological Tool to study The Inner Retinal Ischemic Response in Diabetic Microangiopathy for MS Ophthalmology in April 1991.
  • Rendered Services in numerous eye camps of Sadvichar Parivar at Kankanpur Dabaka Zalod, Limbakheda, Bakor, Kevadia Colony in the year 1991-92.
  • Co-author of Chapter 41.1 “Acrysof Implantation in Congenital Cataract” and Chapter 43.6 “Posterior Continuous Curvilinear Capsulorhexis (PCCC) – Complication and Staining” in book titled Techniques of Phacoemulsification by Lucio Buratto (pg. 635, 636 & Pg. 587, 588).
  • Co-author of paper “Auterior Vitreous Face Behaviour with Acrysof in Pediatric Cataract Surgery (J.AAPOS 2003, 7:384-8).
  • Co-author of paper “Acrysof Implantation in Paediatric Cataract Surgery” – accepted for publication in JCRS (Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery).
  • Co-author of paper “Pre-existing Posterior Capsule Defect in Paediatric Cataracts”– accepted for Publication in JCRS(Journal of Cataract & Refractive
  • Life Member of All India Ophthalmic Society.
  • Life Member of Ahmedabad Ophthalmic Society.
  • Registered with Gujarat Medical Council.
  • Member of Lions Club of Ahmedabad Metropolitan 1994-2000.Held post of Secretary 1999-2000.Involved in setting up numerous permanent projects of the club like:
  • Eye Bank, Pathology Laboratory, Physiotherapy Center,Neo Natal,Intensive Care Unit, Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Victoria Jubilee Hospital.
  • Setting up of Blue Rose School for the mentally challenged at NASEOH Navrangpura, Ahmedabad.
  • Music School for the Blind at the Blind People’s Association,Ahmedabad. Ambulance Van for Emergencies at Victoria Jubilee Hospital.