MS - Ophthalmology, DNB - Ophthalmology
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Dr. Kumar J. Doctor is a Chief Medical Director of Doctor Eye Institute established in 1964.Dr. Kumar J. Doctor is known as a renowned ophthalmologist, recognized for his expertise in the areas of Refractive & Cataract Surgery. He regularly conducts video Instruction Courses presents Free Papers, Posters and Videos on Cataract and Lasik in many national and international conferences. He is a member of ASCRS, ESCRS, AIOS, and AIIS etc. He has done live multiple demonstrations in Cataract Surgery and Lasik Surgery. He has demonstrated Live surgery at Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, SAARC Conference in Colombo Hospital-Sri Lanka and made multiple presentations All over India including Apollo Hospital- New Delhi, Arvind Eye Hospital- Madurai, L V Prasad Hospital-Hyderabad, Rotary Eye Hospital-Navsari, and also at various conferences in Delhi, Patna, Chennai, Bangalore, Indore, Lucknow, Allahbad, Guwahati, Baroda, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Uttaranchal, Dehradun etc. Dr. Kumar has also presented several films and videos showing the innovative surgery techniques and case presentations winning several awards for the same. Designed an International LASIK Training Programme At our Smiling Eyes Laser Centre. This programme is intended to support the successful integration of Laser Techniques using Schwind Technologies into the clinical practice of LASIK Surgeons. We have successfully trained eminent surgeons from Egypt, Austria, Kuwait, Jordan and Germany for LASIK.International Conferences conducted Dr. Kumar J. Doctor has successfully organized and conducted 3 international conferences to showcase the newest developments in the field of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. The conferences were attended by renowned International, National and Local Ophthalmologists which offered an excellent opportunity to enhance experience and share their knowledge.Dr. Kumar is on the Advisory Panel in Abbott Medical Optics for IOL designs and material and NOVARTIS for the Genteal study. INAGURATED LASERS AND CONDUCTED WORKSHOP WITH LIVE LASIK SURGERYDr. Kumar Doctor has Inaugurated Excimer Laser Centres and imparted Application Training for LASIK at Laser Centres with MEL 70 with Moria and Schwind ESIRIS with Pendualr MicrokeratomeDate Place 11th to 13th December 2005 Shirsaganj U.P. 2nd to 4th February 2006 M.M. Joshi Hospital Hubli 30th April and 1st May 2006 Dream Vision Laser Centre –Rajkot 13th August 2006 Dr. Deepan Desai’s Laser Centre Ahmedabad 24th September 2006 Dr. Swadique’s laser clinic, Calicut 5th Nov. 2006 Dr. Arjun Kshetrapal’ s laser clinic, Ajmer 10th December . 2006 Dr. Sanjay Jaiswal laser centre at Raipur 20th May, 2007 Dr. Pahuja’s Laser clinic at , Pune 4th November, 2007 Dr.Madhukar Reddy’s Laser Centre at HyderabadAnd many more centers around India… DR. KUMAR DOCTOR HAS RECEIVED SEVERAL NATIONAL AWARDS INCLUDING • Appreciation award for his contribution from BOA • Honored with the All India Implant and Refractive Society Daljit Singh’s Gold Medal Award on 27th September 2002, presented by then Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Shri Vilasrao Deshmukh, for his contribution in the field of Refractive Surgery• Received an award by Dr. R N Mishra, the president of IIRSI for his dedicated service to Ophthalmology for prevention and control of blindness.• Recently received Best Academic Private Practitioner Award in the silver jubilee conference of MOS ( Maharashtra Ophthalmic Society) in Nov. 2005 • He is honored with the prestigious award of “ Best Innovations in Ophthalmology” at 27th Annual Conference of Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society held at Solapur in October 2007• He won the Best Video Award for ‘Slit Lamp Assisted Cataract Surgery’ at 28th Annual Conference of MOS (Maharashtra Ophthalmic Society) held in October 2008 at Aurangabad. • Most recently Dr. Kumar Doctor won the trophy as the Captain of his team of 5 prominent Ophthalmologists from India in Ophthalmic Premier League held at IIRSI meet in Delhi in September 2009.• In October 2010, Dr. Kumar Doctor was honored with Gold Medal for excellence in Ophthalmology at NZOS & UTTARAEYECON – 2010 held at Mussorie.• At MOSCON held in October 2011 at Pune, Dr. Kumar Doctor was honoured with the ‘V.K.Chitnis Oration Award’ and he delivered "Presby LASIK in Pseudophakics" during the Award session. This is the first series reported in the world. This is the highest honour conferred on an Ophthalmologist by Maharashtra State Ophthalmic Society. DR. KUMAR DOCTOR HAS RECEIVED SEVERAL INTERNATIONAL AWARDS INCLUDING• Best Paper Award on “ MECHANICAL DELINEATION IN SITU - A NEW APPROACH” at ASCRS, Boston, USA in 1997• Dr. Kumar J. Doctor was honored with the Merit Video Presentation Award at THE 21ST CONGRESS OF THE ASIA-PACIFIC ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY ‘APAO-2006’ at Singapore • At American Cataract and Refractive Society’s Congress (ASCRS) held in April 2010 at Boston, Dr. Kumar’s presented Poster on “Intraoperative Online Pachymetry in LASIK with Wavefront-Guided Ablation” which was selected in ‘INTRAOCULAR POSTERS OF SPECIAL INTERESTS CATEGORY” and was listed in the FIRST 10 POSTERS submitted worldwide in THE BEST POSTER’S category.• At American Cataract and Refractive Society’s Congress (ASCRS) held in March, 2011at San Diego, Dr. Kumar Doctor’s Poster on Lasik Technology won the 2nd Best prize and Honorable Mention in Keratorefractive category. Total 325 posters were submitted at the congress from ophthalmologists all around the world. Only 2 prizes are given in each category• Most recently in 2014 Dr. Kumar received Gold Medal as President of IIRSI (2013-14) for his contribution in Refractive Ophthalmic Practice.• DR. KUMAR DOCTOR received the BEST ENTERTAINER award for his video presentation at Ophthalmic Premier League at APAO 2015 held at Guangzhou , China in April 2015 for the team “Chopping Conquerors"DR. KUMAR DOCTOR is honored with special award by SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions (Germany)AT THE 12TH SCHWIND WORLD USERS MEET at OMAN in 2010, DR. KUMAR DOCTOR WAS DECLARED and AWARDED THE FIRST OPHTHALMIC SURGEON IN THE WORLD TO SUCCESSFULLY PERFORM PRESBYOPIC LASIK ON PSEUDOPHAKIC PATIENTS WITH BRILLIANT RESULTS, CHAPTERS CONTRIBUTED IN TEXTBOOKS OF OPHTHALMOLOGY Dr. Kumar J. Doctor has contributed no. of chapters on various Techniques and innovations on Eyecare in the textbooks on ophthalmology.To mention a few are • Phacoemulsification, Laser Cataract Surgery and Foldable IOLs, edited by Dr. Amar Agarwal., • Clinical Practice in Ophthalmology, edited by Dr. Sandeep Saxena.• Advances in Microkeratomes for Mastering the Techniques of Corneal Refractive Surgery edited by Dr. Ashok Garg• Transition to Sleeveless Phaco for second edition of International Advances book edited by Dr. Ashok Garg• ‘Transition to Microphaco’ for new International book on Microphaco edited by Dr. Ashok Garg • Foldable IOLs for Mastering Intraocular lenses edited by Dr. Ashok Garg and Dr. J T Lin• The Next Generation of Phaco Technologies for Mastering The Photodynamics edited by Dr. Ashok Garg, Dr. I Howard fine and more• Online Optical Coherence Pachymetry (OCP) for Mastering The Techniques of Customized Lasik edited by Dr. Ashok Garg, Emanuel Rosen, Jerome Bovet, Roberto Pinelli• Laser Cataract Surgery for Mastering the Techniques of LASER Applications in Ophthalmology edited by Dr Asok Garg, Dr. Jorge Alio, Dr. Jerome Bovet, Dr. Bojan Pajic, Dr. Cyres Mehta• Phacoemulsification for Ophthalmic Surgery edited by Dr. Sandeep Saxena • Bioptics for State of the Art Advanced Ophthalmic Surgery edited by Dr. Sandeep Saxena• ‘Lasik in Tough Cases’ film published in DVD for Tips and Tricks LASIK Surgery edited by Shashi Kapoor, Ioannis Pallikaris and Srinivas Rao.• IOL Caluculations-How and When? For IOL Power Calculations edited by Dr. Ashok Garg, Jerome Bovet • ‘Chopper Magic’ and ‘Mechanical Delineation in Situ’ videos published in Atlas of Ophthalmic Surgery with 12 DVDs edited by Dr. Ashok Garg .• ‘Phaco Chop’ for International book on Phaco Chop Techniques edited by Dr. Ashok Garg and others. • ‘Laser Cataract Surgery’ chapter republished in Lens Diseases Series Edited by Dr. Ashok Garg and Emanuel Rosen• Online Optical Coherence Pachymetry(OCP) is republished in, "Surgical Techniques in Ophthalmology- Refractive Surgery" Edited by Dr. Ashok Garg and Dr. George Alio
Q: Who is an Ophthalmologist?
A: An ophthalmologist is a medical doctor specialised in vision and eye care. Unlike other specialisations in eye care, ophthalmologists attend to almost all kinds of eye disorders and related issues. Since they are doctors, they can refer patients to other specialists even if the disease is not eye related.
Q: Is an Ophthalmologist different from an Optometrist?
A: Yes. Both of them are very much different. Although ophthalmologists and optometrists both provide vision and eye care, an optometrist attends to common eye disorders and certain chronic diseases like glaucoma, while an ophthalmologist, along with the common disorders, can take up more complex eye disorders that even require surgery.
Q: Can an Ophthalmologist perform surgery?
A: Yes, ophthalmologists can perform surgery as they tend to have years of training and experience. Many ophthalmologists obtain subspecialty training in areas like eyelid surgery, retinal surgery or pediatric surgery. Others perform surgery based on requirements of the local hospitals or surgical centres.
Q: How can an Ophthalmologist help for Cataract?
A: Ophthalmologists initially perform eye exams like slit-lamp exam, retinal exam, and visual acuity test. Once cataract is diagnosed, there are certain steps that the patient should follow. Cataract can be removed only with surgery. During surgery, the eye’s natural cloudy lens is replaced by an artificial lens by the surgeon, thus resolving the issue.
Q: Should one visit an Ophthalmologist for contact lenses?
A: An ophthalmologist can indeed prescribe contact lenses. Even optometrists can prescribe contact lenses and hence it is not necessary that one should visit an ophthalmologist only. Both of them can perform eye exams for the same and the patient can visit either of them
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