you completed M.D. or Ph.D. thesis?
A. In India generally
for Ophthalmology they award M.S. degree (called MD
in Europe).I have passed M.S.(MD) in Ophthalmology
in year 2000 followed by DNB,MNAMS in Ophthalmology
which are equivalent to FRCS in India. I have also
passed my ICO I & II. Regarding Ph.D. I did help my
junior collegue at Aravind Eye Hospital,Madurai Dr.
Hadi K.who has recently enrolled for 5 yrs Ph.D. course
under Dr. MGR University of Medical Sciences,Chennai,India
in project of: "Genetic analysis of Multi Drug chemotherapy
resistant cases of Retinoblastomas." I hope I will
be utilizing and helping the same in Mumbai now.
kind of research you have performed?
In my post graduation period I did Thesis very successfully,titled:
"Study of spectrum & susceptibilities of microbial
agents in exogenous endophthalmitis." From July, 2001
till 28th February, 2005 in Orbit & Oculoplasty dept
of Aravind Eye Hospital I have involved myself in
approximately 23-25 different research projects related
to my superspeciality.
To mention few of them:
successfully completed and
already accepted by Dr. MGR University,Chennai as
1.) Clinicoradiological analysis
of Thyroid Related Ophthalmopathy and its correlation
with POAG in population.
2.) Microbiological spectrum of acquired,adult nasolacrimal
duct obstructions and their sensitivities to antimicrobials.
3.) Lid reconsructions in congenital and acquired
4.) Prospective study of Paediatric Proptosis and
5.) Experience of 2-0 Ethibond frontalis sling procedure
in management of congenital ptosis.
6.) A prospective study of orbital disorders on 2003-2004
at Aravind. 7.) Comparative analysis of 3 D ultrasonography
v/s CT,MRI in orbital disorders.
Our experience with Chemotherapy in ocular and adnexal
cancers(started "Ring Of Hope" project to help poor,needy
cancer cases free of cost)
b.) Ocularistry: Rehabilitation modalities for anophthalmic
c.) Prospective analysis of our experience in External
approach v/s Endonasal Dacryocystorhinostomy.
d.) Study of ideal Orbital Implant in Indian scenario:
do we really need costly porous implants?
e.) Marcus Gun Jaw wink ptosis: A novel surgical approach,our
experience with long term results.
f.) Recently started use of Indian manufactured Bio-Ceramic
Orbital implants and its long term effect.
g.) Going to utilize these and much more in Mumbai.
in over 25 different projects in Orbit, Plastics plus
Oncology at Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, I was absolutely
occupied by the toughest challenge of my life to fulfill
the dream of our Joint Director & Head of Neuroophthalmology
Dept Dr. G. Natchiar to publish an Atlas of International
fame, titled: "ATLAS OF RADIOLOGY IN OPHTHALMOLOGY"
since last 5-6 months. It will be available in market
hopefully by December,2005. I am the co-author for
Orbital Radiology chapters
1.) "Fraser Syndrome: case report." Illumination,Jan-Feb,2004.
2.) "Solitary plasmocytoma of orbit:case report."ICOO,Jan
3.) "Rosai Dorfman Syndrome: case report." Illumination,July-August,2004.
4.) "Simultaneous intraosseous and intradural capillary
hemangioma of orbit."in August,2005 British Journal
5.) "Orbital Lipoma:2 cases and review of literature."Got
accepted with revisions to be published in September,OPRS(Ophthalmic
Plastics & reconstructive surgeries Journal),USA
6.)Under Review(expected reply by August,2005): "
Microbiological spectrum and sensitivities of isolates
in congenital nasolacrimalduct obstructions. " (Journal
Of American Academy Of Paediatric Ophthalmology and
getting ready (probably after my atlas):
1.) Role of silicone intubations in rivision DCRs.
2.) Centurion syndrome: our experience of surgical
3.) Results of probing as treament for CNLDO at various
in teaching programs
For last 3-5 yrs I have
involved myself in Residents training programs and
also into lots of Paramedical courses and Vision 2020
related programs. Under me already 3 Full term Fellows
and 2 International Short term fellows are trained.
I have helped and taught many Short time Visitors
and Observers from throughout the world at Aravind.
In short, Aravind is not just an Eye Hospital but
also a Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology as
well as Research Center and now upcoming Ocular Oncology
center. I am proud of being a part of this Eighth
Wonder of this world run under the great guidance
and blessings of Icon Of the Era Dr. G. Venkatasamy
our Founder and Chairman. This itself explains my
involvement in teaching activities here both Clinical
& Surgical fields making sure to get near 100% results
of our residents in competitive exams like MS, MD,
DNB, FRCS, ICO, MRCO, etc.
From July, 2005 being
at Mumbai I hope to conduct regular CMEs, Workshops,
Symposias and Conferences related to Ophthalmic Plastics
and Reconstructive Surgeries Speciality to create
better awareness in society and medical fraternities