Glaucoma Services

Educational Qualification

  • M.B.B.S (Topiwala Nair Medical College, Mumbai)
  • D.O. (K E M Hospital, Mumbai)
  • M.R.C.Ophth (London, U.K)
  • Fellowship in Glaucoma (Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology, Bangalore)


Position Hospital From To Duration
Consultant Prabha Eye Clinic, Bangalore, India Jun-13 Current 3 y
Fellow Prabha Eye Clinic, Bangalore, India Oct-11 Mar-13 1 y, 6 m
Junior Consultant Narayan Nethralaya, Bangalore, India Jan-09 Oct-09 9 m
Locum Staff Grade West Dorset General Hospital, UK Dec-07 Aug-08 9 m
Fellow Lions Eye Hospital, Bangalore, India Apr-07 Nov-07 8 m
Registrar Wockhardt Hospital, Mumbai , India Jul-05 Jan-07 1 y, 6 m
SHO (Locum) Coventry and Warwickshire Hospital, UK Oct-04 Feb-05 4 m
SHO (Locum) Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield, UK Jun-04 Jul-04 2 m
SHO (Locum) Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull, UK May-04 May-04 1 m
SHO (Locum) West Dorset Hospital, Dorchester UK Jan-04 Feb-04 2 m
Clinical Observer West Dorset Hospital, Dorchester, UK Oct-03 Dec-03 3 m
SHO Shatabdhi Hospital, Mumbai, India Feb-02 Jul-02 6 m
SHO KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India Feb-00 Jan-02 2 y

Clinical Experience

  • Doing a Fellowship in Glaucoma at Prabha Eye Clinic / Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology provided me with significant exposure to the detection and management of various types of glaucoma. I handled pre-op & post-op management of patients, work up of glaucoma patients in OPD, assisted the Glaucoma Consultant in her surgeries and presented in conferences & journal club meetings. I also managed the Ophthalmic emergencies during on-call duties twice a week for 18 months. I was also part of the team managing the surgical camps in the hospital.
  • After my fellowship, I continued working as a Consultant at Prabha Eye Clinic and Vittala Institute (VIIO). My key responsibilities include analysis of visual fields & GDX reports, Lasers in Glaucoma & surgical management, including trabeculectomy and Ahmed Glaucoma valve implants. I was part of the team handling surgical camps and the opportunity to handle several difficult glaucoma cases. This tremendously improved my confidence in dealing with patients medically and surgically. I was also deeply involved in other workings of the department - such as clinic based teaching to medical students, training them in skills and nuances of surgical techniques, conducting classes for the optometrists and organizing a Post Graduate training program.
  • Working as a Locum SHO in various DGH and Teaching hospitals in UK, I learnt a system of practical ophthalmology wherein the pros and cons of various interventions was judged before its application. The exposure that I received from basic to advanced medical care in Ophthalmology made me appreciate their methodical and systematic approach to clinical management, which I have subsequently adopted in my working. Their structured approach to clinical research has also helped tune my approach in dealing with patients, that has helped on occasions identify unusual presentations. I also gained exposure to the different protocols for diseases management.
  • The experience at Wockhardt Hospital was mostly focused on general ophthalmology. It being a corporate hospital, well equipped with modern instruments, the patient expectations were high. This provided me great exposure to handling difficult patients, that has helped me develop a great deal of tact and understanding while interacting with them.
  • In Narayan Nethralaya, I worked as a Junior Consultant in Glaucoma Services. The learning and exposure increased my interest in the field, and was a key driver for my pursuit of fellowship in this field.

Teaching Experience

  • During my tenure as a Glaucoma Consultant, I was involved in formal and informal clinic based teaching for undergraduate medical students and optometrists.
  • I have supervised junior colleagues in operative theatre sessions.
  • A talk on Management of Failing Blebs and Non Penetrating Glaucoma Surgeries in a Post Graduate teaching course, conducted by M.M.Joshi Eye Institute, Hubli, Karnataka

Surgical Experience

Surgery Observed Assisted Performed
Small Incision Non Phaco 50 56 500
ECCE + IOL 32 46 100
Phacoemulsification 50 30 100
Trabeculectomy 50 25 20
Ahmed Glaucoma Valve Implant 20 10 3
Anterior segment laser 22 - 75
Posterior segment laser 20 - 4
Enucleation 4 6 50

Courses Attended

Course Venue / Organiser Date
Phacoemulsification Training Course Bachooali Hospital, Mumbai, India May 2011
Clinical Skills Course University of Birmingham, UK April 2008
Optics and Refraction Course University of Nottingham, UK April 2005
VR in a day Guys and ST Thomas Hospital , UK February 2005
Basic sciences course University of Birmingham, UK June 2004
Contact lens education programme L. V. Prasad Institute, Hyderabad , India June 2001


  • "Gonioscopy - interpretation errors and practical pearls"--- 7-9 th dec 2018 KOSSORC Conference
  • "Optic nerve head changes- What is not glaucoma ? --- Bossummit 2018
  • "Pitfalls in imaging OCT imaging in Glaucoma " — Abhivandana organised by PEC and Prasad Nethralaya 2018
  • "Post Trabeculectomy Hyphaema and Shallow AC" KOSCON 2017
  • Presented a case in the Grand Rounds in the World Glaucoma Congress 2013, Vancouver, Canada on "Aqueous Misdirection syndrome"
  • Presented in Glaucoma Fest organized by the Glaucoma Society of India in 2013, Indore, India on "Aqueous Misdirection Syndrome"
  • Presented in a post graduate meet in Glaucoma Diagnostics Demystified organized by Prabha Eye Clinic in 2015 on "Imaging in Glaucoma and its Relevance"

Paper Publication

  • Co-author in the case report "Chronic endophthalmitis due to Pyrenocheta Romeroi in an immunocompetant host – A case report from southern India"
  • In progress – Co-authoring a case report "An unusual presentation of subacute angle closure attack in a young patient"

Poster Presentation

  • Presented a poster in the WGC 2013 on "Prescription understanding and Eye - drop usage awareness among patients with Glaucoma and other Ocular disorders"