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.