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Registration: Maharashtra Medical Council (India) 2002/08/3004. Educational Qualifications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ? Fellowship in Cornea, external diseases and refractive surgery from Ophthalmica Institute Of Ophthalmology & Microsurgery, Thessaloniki, Greece 2017. ? Masters in Clinical Ophthalmology & Vision Research (2015 - 2016) Glasgow Caledonian Vision Research University. ? Fellowship in Cornea (2012) BCEIAMRC, India ? Diploma in Ophthalmic Medicine & Surgery (2007) Masina Hospital, India. ? Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery ( 2001 ) Terna Medical College, India. Awards November 2019 E poster presentation at the 2nd Grand Rounds in POSN Conference August 2018 E poster presentation at Bombay Ophthalmologist Association Conference June 2018 Video presentation at Eye Advance 2018 Conference November 2017 Oral presentation at EPOS Conference, Thessaloniki, Greece. August 2016 Oral presentation at Bombay Ophthalmic Association annual Conference. August 2015 Oral presentation at Bombay Ophthalmic Association annual Conference. August 2014 E poster presentation at Bombay Ophthalmologist Association Conference April 2010 Oral presentation on Perioperative Corneal Abrasion Prevention at the 179th Monthly Research Meeting of Medical Research Centre of Bombay Hospital Trust Career Summary Date Duration Position Hospital Jan’20 till today 6 months Ophthalmologist Spectrum Healthcare. Mar’19 till today 15 months Ophthalmologist Meesha Diagnostics & Polyclinic, Mumbai. Apollo Spectra Hospital, Tardeo, Mumbai. Fauzia Nursing Home, Mumbai. June’19 till Jan 2020. 8 months Ophthalmologist N. M. Medical Centre. Aug’17 till Jan’19 20 months Registrar Sion Hospital March’17 till July’2018 5 months House officer Nair Hospital Feb’17 till Mar’17 1 weeks 3 weeks Clinical Assistance Clinical Assistance Kenia Eye Hospital Samyak Drishti Eye Centre Jan’17 till Feb' 17 1 month Observership Park Avenue Lasek, NY, USA Dec’ 16 till Jan’17 1 month Clinical Assistance Samyak Drishti Eye Centre May’14 till Sep 2015 12 months Senior Resident Pramukhswami Eye Hospital Jan ’14- April ’14 4 months Clinical Assistant KDA Hospital Aug ’13 – Dec ‘13 5 months Clinical Assistant Mumbai Eye Care Cornea & Lasik Centre March ’13- July ’13 5 months Clinical Assistant Hinduja Hospital May’09 - July ’10 19.5 months Ophthalmology Resident Bombay Hospital Sep’ 08 - Feb’ 09 6 months Cornea Resident K.B.Haji Bachoo Ali Hospital June ’06 - Aug ’08 2 months & 1 week Registrar Sir H. N. Hospital & Research Centre Feb’ 08 - Mar ‘08 1 month Registrar Dr. R.N.Cooper Municipal General Hospital June ’07 – Jan 08 7 months & 3 weeks Ophthalmology Resident Bombay Hospital Sep ’06 – Mar ’07 6 months Ophthalmology Resident Grant Medical College June ’06 -July’06 1 month Ophthalmology Resident K.B.Bhabha Municipal General Hospital May ’06 – June ’06 2 months Ophthalmology Resident Municipal Eye Hospital Feb ‘05- Mar ’06 2 months Ophthalmology Resident Rajawadi Hospital Feb ’04 – July ’04 6 months OBGY + IVF Clinical Assistant Dr. S.K.Desai IVF Centre. Sep ’03 - Dec ’03 4 months OBGY Resident St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Feb ’03 – July ’03 6 months Clinical Ophthalmology Resident KEM Hospital Aug ‘02 – Jan ‘03 6 months ICCU Resident Conwest Jain Clinic Groups of Hospital Recent Job 2020: Ophthalmologist at Spectrum healthcare, Mumbai. Regularly do consultation and executive health checkups of national and international patients. Furthermore, I did conduct eye camps on dry eye diseases and Glaucoma. 2019- 2020 : Ophthalmologist at Meesha Diagnostic, Apollo Spectra Hospital, Tardeo, Mumbai, Fauzia Nursing Home, Mumbai, N. M. Medical Centre, Mumbai. Independently do consultations & executive health checkups of patients of all the age groups. Performing varied surgical procedures i.e cataract surgeries, corneal surgeries, transplants, collagen cross linking, pterygium surgeries, chalazion surgeries, tarsorraphy, lid surgeries etc upon the counselled patient. Do aesthetic procedures i.e botox, fillers and juvederm upon the patient. Participate in BOA CMEs, Focus 2019 Conference & wetlab programs. Last Job 2018: Registrar at Sion Hospital, Mumbai Independently perform anterior segment surgeries and do OPD’s and ward procedures. Assist honoraries for complicated cases in OR, OPD and Wards. Participate and present in Ophthalmology CME programs. Teach important topics of Ophthalmology to health care workers, undergraduate medical students and ophthalmology residents. 2017: Obsevership at Park Avenue Lasek, New York, USA. Observe and assist Dr. Emil Chynn in Lasek OR and clinics. Present cases to Dr. Chynn and discuss about management and further follow up and graduating patients. Do contact lens trials, assist in collagen cross linking, botox, juvederm procedures. Do administrative task, schedule an online appointment, answer patient phone calls pre OR and post OR. Assist Dr. Chynn for ESCRS 2017 conference presentation task. Attend lecture program at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Hospital. 2016-2017: Clinical Assistance at Samyak Drishti, Mumbai, India. Observe and assist Dr. Sujal Shah in Lasik, ReLex, Smile OR and clinics. Present cases to him, discuss about management, and further follow up of patients. Senior Ophthalmology Resident at Pramukhswami Eye Hospital (May 2014- Sep 2015) Promoting Eye Care Services at Pramukhswami Eye Hospital Daily running Charitable OPD’S, Operation Theatre & ward services which will help to reduce the blindness & sufferings arise due to delay in treatment for avoidable causes of blindness. Teaching Peers: ? Fundus Fluorescein Angiograms Procedure and interpretation of reports. ? Slit lamp examination. ? Eye Banking. ? Enucleation Procedure. ? Operation Theatre Sterilization Techniques and Etiquettes. ? Perimetry procedure and interpretation of reports. ? Topography procedure and interpretation of reports. Junior Doctors: ? Academically very keen to teach Ophthalmology to Junior Doctors . Memberships: Life member of Bombay Ophthalmologist Association .Membership No.: 1505 L Life member of All India Ophthalmologist Association. ESCRS Trainee Member Researchgate Improving Patient Safety Assisted in preparation of documentation sheet for vision procedures at KDA Hospital in line with NABH guidelines for documentation Community ? 2000 people in the age group of 5 - 50 years Rural Health Check-up was done at Matushri Kanbai, Lalbai & Motibai Lohana Kanyashala & Balikagraha , Vile Parle . Mumbai . Date: 16 /09/ 2002. ? 1000 Students were examined in eye camp organized by Nationalist Congress Party at Baretto High School , Mumbai . Date: 26 /11 / 06. ? 1100 students were seen in a Diagnostic and Screening Camp at St. Xavier’s High School, Mumbai. Date: 05 /01/ 07. ? 600 people were seen by in Diagnostic Eye Camp at Smt. Maniben M. P. Shah Women's College of Arts & Commerce , Matunga . Date: 09 /09 /07. Where vision , refraction , tonometry , ocular surface disorders and contact lens induced corneal disorders were treated . Slit lamp Examination, Retinoscopy and Fundoscopy was done. Complicated cases were advice to follow up at Bombay Hospital . ? 1200 people were seen in Eye Camp held by DR. R .N. Cooper Municipal General Hospital . Juhu, Vile Parle. Mumbai . Date: 29/02/08, 06 /03 /08 & 15 /03 /08. ? 800 people complete Health Check Up was done in a Day Care Camp held by Sir Hurkisondas Nurrotumdas Hospital & Research Centre . Mumbai. Date: 05 / 08 /08. ? 400 - 500 Underprivileged children were examined in once a week Pediatric Eye Camp conducted by K. B. Haji Bachoo Ali Eye Hospital. From 01/09/2008 - 31/03/2009. All infants, new-borns were properly diagnosed and treated. Cases like corneal degenerations , congenital cataracts , ROP , corneal infections , squints , Downs Syndrome , Peter's Anomaly etc. and rare cases were referred to higher institutes for proper work up and treatment . ? 1200 Underprivileged women antenatal and postnatal Ophthalmic examination was done in One Day camp conducted by K .B. Haji Bachoo Ali Eye Hospital . Mumbai. Date: 24 / 10 /08, 14 / 02 / 09 & 22 / 03 / 09. ? 700 patients were treated in Pediatric Eye Camp conducted by Dr. R. K. Kapoor , at the Streehitkarni , an NGO which is actively involved in assessing and addressing the needs and problems of women and children in Elphinstone Road and Parel areas . Date: 03 /10 /09. Photograph attached. ? 600 patients were seen and treated with Dr. R. K. Kapoor at Vasai Eye Camp . Mumbai. Date : 03 /03 /10 ? 1000 patients were seen in a Diagnostic Eye Camp at Bombay City Eye Institute And Research Centre , Mumbai . Date: 11 /12 / 12. ? 2000 patients were seen in a Diagnostic Eye Camp at Rotary International Eye Camp, Mumbai. ? 500 police patients were seen in a Diagnostic Eye Camp at Marol, Andheri. ? 200 patients were seen in a Diagnostic Eye Camp at Chembur. ? Volunteer service rendered in community outreach eye program and in providing medicines to Underprivileged and Poor patients . ? Voluntary service rendered in Rotary International Eye Community Program. Approximately 3000 people of all the age group were examined and treated. ? Raised monetary funds for ISKCON Organization. ? For prevention of Metabolic Diseases provided information on fitness and positive lifestyle ? Preventive advice was given to a large number of people suffering from Computer Vision Syndrome ". ? Motivated and Encouraged School age children to wear Glasses. ? English and Greeks patients were examined and counseled at Ophthalmica Institute Of Ophthalmology And Microsurgery, Thessaloniki, Greece on World Diabetic Day. ? English and Greek patients were diagnosed and counseled in an eye camp on World keratoconus Day at Ophthalmica Institute of Ophthalmology And Microsurgery, Thessaloniki, Greece. ? January 2019, participated in Pediatric screening program ( Low vision aid and refractive errors ) at Ambedkar school, Ghatkopar, Mumbai. ? Participated in Ophthalmology community outreach program at Thane, Mumbai. ? Participated in BOA organize Glaucoma community outreach program during World Glaucoma Week 2019. ? Conducted eye camp for students and staff of Jai Hind College, Mumbai, in November 2019. Clinical Experience Cornea Fellowship (Sep 2017 – Dec 2017) Main duties: Observing and performing vision tests and clinical tests on patients in clinics and OR. Observing ad assisting Dr. Balidis and Dr. Zachariadis in Femtosecond Z Lasik, PRK, PTK, punctal soft plugs, collagen cross linking procedures with and without epithelium using Avedro Machine and Pixl Techniques. Observed and assisted in OKP, TKP, DSAEK, DALK, and other lamellar keratoplasties procedures in OR, consulting suites and in wards procedures. Performing aforesaid procedures on pig eyes. Doing presentation of clinical cases to Dr.Balidis and Dr. Zachariadis. Doing contact lens fittings on patients. Observing and assisting for Plexr surgical procedure. Observing and assisting in other varied advanced refractive, cataract, glaucoma, retinal and oculoplasty surgical procedures. Learning about manifest refraction using phoropter, Allegro diagnostic modalities for refractive surgeries, Oculus pentacam, Eidon true color confocal scanner, HRT OCT Spectralis and other useful diagnostic and investigative modalities used in Ophthalmology subspecialties too. Assisting other subspecialty consultants in OR, Consulting suites and wards. Participating in keratoconus and pixl for low myopia studies with Dr. Balidis. Participating in Computerized D charts for quantification of metamorphopsia in Macular hole, ARMD and other retinal diseases patients. Every week, attending lecture program on the varied topics of Ophthalmology. Doing digital presentation on Corneal Topographies in clinical cases. Participating in community programmes on World Diabetic Day and World Keratoconus Day. Answering pre and post OR patient queries in person, on phone and digitally. Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Park Avenue Lasek, NY, USA (Jan 2017- Feb 2017) Main duties: Observing and performing vision tests and clinical tests on patients in clinics and OR. Observing ad assisting Dr. Chynn in Lasek, Epi lasek, Enhancement, Collagen Cross Linking, botox and juvederm procedures. Presenting clinical cases to Dr. Chynn. Doing counselling of monovision patients. Doing contact lens trial on patients. Learning about manifest refraction using phoropter, orbs scans, topography, Visx Lasek machine, cauterisation and other diagnstic and investigative modalities. Attending lecture program at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary Hospital, NY, USA. Answering pre and post OR patient queries on phone and digitally. Cornea Fellowship (Oct 2012 – Dec 2012) Main duties: ? Independently managing varied Ophthalmology specialty patients of all the age groups in OPD’s, Operation theatre & wards. ? Assisting Honoraries in OPD's, Operation theatre & wards. Independently performing SICS Phacoemulsification, Keratoplasties, and Chalazion & pterygium surgeries. ? Assisting cornea, refractive surgeries, Retina, Oculoplastic, Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Paediatric Ophthalmology consultants. ? Assisting cornea consultants in cornea & Lasik clinics, operation theatre & wards. Doing counselling of Lasik patients. ? Assisting faculties in Lasik & learning about newer procedures in Lasik. Understanding essential skills from cornea faculties. ? Learning in detail about corneal diseases, clinical cases, and corneal surgeries. Observing & assisting in TKP, PKP, Lamellar keratoplasty , DSEK , DALK , C3R procedures , Refractive surgeries , Lasik , smile surgeries , Osteoodontokeratoprosthesis , Boston keratoprosthesis . ? Learning about eye banking. ? Attending contact lens clinics & independently managing varied contact lens patients. Managing cases of burns, corneal tear, road traffic accidental injuries, Enucleation calls & other ophthalmic emergencies. ? Doing executive health check-up of NRI patients. ? Attending CME Programs. ? Doing presentation of topics given by consultants in weekly meetings. ? Presenting clinical cases to consultants. ? Attending lecture program organised by consultants. ? Teaching ERG, EOG, CT & MRI in Ophthalmology, HESS Screen charting, Diplopia charting, cranial nerve examinations to juniors. ? Learning about diagnostic procedures & investigative modalities in ophthalmology. Teaching I have always been interested in teaching and apart from doing so regularly in theatres for junior colleagues and medical students; I have kept myself updated by teaching at various courses , workshops & conferences and completed Masters in Clinical Ophthalmology & Vision Research (Sep 2015- Sep 2016 ) Following modules I have completed (1) Research Project (2) Skills for Professional Practice for Vision Sciences (3) Skills for Professional Practice for Bioscience 2 (4) Advanced Binocular Vision (4) Advanced Clinical Investigation (5) Ocular Therapeutics (6) Cinical Ophthalmology Workshops: Students Workshop on Human Genetics at Seth G.S.Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital , Mumbai on July 23- 24 , 2002 sponsored by Indian Council Of Medical Research New Delhi . Participated as Delegate in " Workshop on Retinopathy of Prematurity " by Sight Savers International & Dr. R. P. Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi. held at K.B.H.Bachoo Ali Charitable Eye Hospital & BOA in Mumbai on 11th Jan 2009 . CPR Training as per new American Heart Association 2010 ( AHA ) BLS , ACLS ,& PALS Guidelines held at P. D. Hinduja National Hospital & Medical Research Centre . by Dr. Khusrav Bajan on 20/03/1013. CPR AED & FIRST AID Training done under the guidance of Karl F. Disque from National Health Care Provider Solutions, Las Vegas on 16/06/2019. Certificate is valid till 16/06/2021. Participated as Delegate for Iris Claw workshop on 25th March 2018. Attended Wet Lab on Intravitreal AntiVEGF injections at Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, Mumbai. Particiapted in Contact lens in clinical practice workshop at Bombay Hospital, Mumbai. Conferences: ?Participated as Delegate in Live Surgery (Focus 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013) in Live Surgery Held at Sir J.J. Hospital, Mumbai on Aug 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013 , 2014, 2019 respectively. Participated as Delegate in Focus 2008 ,2009 ,2010, & 2013 held at ITC Maratha, Hyatt Regency & Hilton, Mumbai . in August 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014 and 2019 respectively. Participated in SCLOSS Conference on 29th November 2015 at Radissons, Glasgow, Scotland, and UK. Participated in Transforming Lives Through Life Sciences Conference at Glasgow Caledonian University. Participated in Occuloplastic & Uveitis program, at The New York Eye And Ear Infirmary, USA. Participated in 3rd Thessaloniki- Moorfields Revision Course in Ophthalmology from 22nd to 24th September, 2017, Thessaloniki, Greece. Participated and presented in EPOS Conference on 18th November 2017, Macedonia Palace, Greece. Participated and presented in EyeAdvance 2018 on 1st -3rd June 2018 at Renaissance, Mumbai, India. Participated and presented e poster in BOA FOCUS 2018 held at Renaissance, Mumbai on 25th August 2018. Participated as Delegate for An Eye Imaging Symposium, the first international meeting, organized by Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, at Hilton on 23rd December 2018 Participated as Delegate in the Accreditation and Infection Control program on 17/03/2019 at Hilton Hotel, Mumbai. Participated as Delegate for CME: My Last Mistake, My Teacher on 14/07/2019 at Hotel Hilton, Mumbai. Attended as Delegate for battling retinal disorders by comprehensive ophthalmologists 2019 at the Orchid, Mumbai on 21/07/2019. Participated as Delegate for 2nd Grand Rounds POSN Conference on 09th and 10th November 2019 at Bombay Hospital Medical Research Centre, Mumbai. Scientific Skills: Statistical analysis, SPSS, web search, literature reviews. Other skills & attributes: Communication: Excellent communication skills developed from Glasgow Caledonian University, UK, Park Avenue Lasek, NY, USA and Ophthalmica Institute Of Ophthalmology And Microsurgery, Thessaloniki, Greece Able to produce high quality academic work and clinical tasks. Effective presenter and skilled in communicating to people at all levels in an organisation. Team Working: I have participated in teams, worked in teams at University and Ophthalmica to produce group projects and presentations. Also worked in teams with international Ophthalmologist at Park Avenue Lasek and Ophthalmica OR, consulting suites and wards. IT: Proficient in the use of Microsoft office packages. Have experience of using WordPress, Prezi and other useful computer software for Ophthalmology academic and research purposes . Enhance skills at Park Avenue Lasek and Ophthalmica. Planning and Organizational: Completed in Students leaders’ time management 2015 workshop at GCU. Able to plan project and University work. Always manage time effectively and meet deadlines and targets. Research: Participated in ICT Skills 2015 workshop at GCU. Participated in keratoconus, pixl and computerized D chart studies during cornea fellowship at Greece. Accuracy: Conscientious worker who pays attention to detail as demonstrated in paper presentation on iPad at University and at EPOS Conference. Achievements / Interests: Have a keen interest in Ophthalmology and student member of ESCRS. Attend conferences ESCRS, EUCORNEA, Thessaloniki - Moorfield’s scientific meetings, other ophthalmology meetings and keep up to date with current research by reading professional scientific journals. Active in University life as group leader for presentation for MSc COVR program and regular attendee at International Student support service events. ??bbies, Interests and Activities: Reading,Computer,Sports,Dancing,Driving, Outdoor Activities,Traveling,Teaching,Photography, Health & fitness. Participated in Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon from 2004 till 2010 . Achieved a medal and rank of 13 and 52 for Half Marathon and Full Marathon in Indian Woman s Category Participated in Protergia 6th International Thessaloniki Night Marathon on 20th September 2017 at Greece. References: Academic: (1) Dr. Ajay Dudani Mumbai Retina Centre. 101, Kirti Manor, S.V. Road, Opp. Phiroze Dastoor & Sons, Santacruz (west). Mumbai : 400054 Maharashtra Email: [email protected] (2) Dr. Chhaya Shinde Lokmanya Tilak Municiple General Hospital Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road. Sion (west) Mumbai: 400022 (3) Dr. Miltos Balidis Ophthalmica Institute of Ophthalmology and Microsurgery. 196 Vas. Olgas and 27 Ploutonos Str. Thessaloniki, GR 54655 Email: [email protected]
Registration: Maharashtra Medical Council (India) 2002/08/3004. Educational Qualifications ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ? Fellowship in Cornea, external diseases and refractive surgery from Ophthalmica Institute Of Ophthalmology & Microsurgery, Thessaloniki, Greece 2017. ? Masters in Clinical Ophthalmology & Vision Research (2015 - 2016) Glasgow Caledonian Vision Resea Read More...