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Dr. Gopal R - Cataract, Glaucoma, Ophthalmology (Eye), Refractive Surgery / Lasik

Dr. Gopal R

Cataract, Glaucoma, Ophthalmology (Eye), Refractive Surgery / Lasik


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CURRENT POSITION

  • MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT & CENTRE HEAD, The Eye Foundation, Kochi.
  • SENIOR CONSULTANT - Cataract, Galucoma and Refractive Services.

CLINICAL INTERESTS

  • REFRACTIVE SURGERY :- Lasik- Corneal Topography, Femtosecond Laser Vision Correction, Micro Keratome Laser Vision Correction, Streamlight Lasik & PTK and Phakic IOLs (ICL/Toric ICL,  IPCL/Toric IPCL)
  • CORNEA :- Keratoconus- Collagen Cross Linking, Topo Guided PRK, Intra Corneal Ring Segments (INTACS) & Mini Scleral Contact Lenses and Dry Eye & Surface Disorders.
  • CATARACT :- Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS), Micro Incision Cataract Surgery, Phacoemulsification & Small Incision Suture less Cataract Surgery and Premium IOLs:- Monofocal, Multifocal & Toric IOLs
  • GLAUCOMA :- Trabeculectomy with MMC, FLACS with Trabeculectomy with MMC with IOL Implantation, MICS with Trabeculectomy with MMC with IOL Implantation, Phaco Trabeculectomy with MMC with IOL Implantation.
  • REFRACTIVE CORNEAL SURGERIES :- Surgeries inclusive of Microkeratome and Femtosecond Laser Vision Correction and worked with the following Platforms:
    • Moria Microkeratome unit.
    • Alcon LenSx Platform
    • Alcon Wave Light Refractive Suite EX500


Experience

  • Since February 4th 2018 - Medical Superintendent, Centre Head & Senior Consultant in Cataract, Glaucoma & Refractive Surgery at The Eye Foundation, Kochi, Kerala.
  • August 17th 2017 - February 3rd 2018, Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist at The Eye Foundation, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
  • May 17th 2002 - August 15th 2017, Senior Consultant Ophthalmologist at Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS), Trivandrum, Kerala.
  • March 1st 2001 - March 31st 2002, Medical Officer at Aravind Eye Hospital & Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
  • June 25th 2002 - December 24th 2000, Junior General Fellow In Ophthalmology at Aravind Eye Hospital & Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
  • June 25th 1999 - June 24th 2000, Tutor in Ophthalmology at Aravind Eye Hospital & Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology. Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
  • April 1st 1997 - March 31st 1999, Post Graduate Diploma in Ophthalmology at Aravind Eye Hospital & Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology. Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
  • August 1st 1994 - August 16th 1996, Medical Officer at NSS Medical Mission Hospital, Pandalam, Kerala.

SURGICAL EXPERIENCE

REFRACTIVE SURGERY PLATFORMS

Surgeries inclusive of Microkeratome and Femtosecond Laser Vision Correction, and worked with the following Platforms:

  • Moria Microkeratome unit.
  • Alcon LenSx Platform
  • Alcon Wave Light Refractive Suite EX500

REFRACTIVE  SURGERIES 

  • FEMTOLASIK
  • OPTILASIK
  • STREAMLIGHT LASIK
  • TOPOGUIDED PRK WITH CXL
  • ICRS – INTACS
  • ICRS WITH C3R
  • CORNEAL COLLAGEN CROSS LINKING
  • CONTOURA VISION

CATARACT SURGERIES

  • Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery with Foldable IOL implantation.
  • Micro Incision Cataract Surgery (MICS) with Foldable IOL Implantation.
  • Phacoemulsification with Foldable IOL implantation.
  • Small Incision Suture less Cataract Surgery (SICS) with IOL implantation.
  • Extra Capsular Cataract Extraction (ECCE) with IOL implantation.
  • Premium IOLs & Toric Premium IOL Implantation.
  • Mutifocal IOLs and Toric Multifocal IOL Implantation

GLAUCOMA SURGERIES

  • Trabeculectomy with MMC with Releasable Sutures.
  • Femtosecond Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery with Trabeculectomy with MMC with Foldable IOL Implantation with Releasable Sutures.
  • MICS with Trabeculectomy with foldable IOL with Releasable Sutures.
  • Phaco with Trabeculectomy with MMC with Foldable IOL with Releasable Sutures.

MISCELLANEOUS SURGERIES

  • Pterygium Excision with Conjunctival Auto Graft with Tisseel
  • Punctal Plug
  • Dacryo Cysto Rhinostomy
  • DCT and other orbital surgical procedures.
  • Corneal Tear Repair
  • Lid Tear Repair
  • Chalazion Incision & Curettage
  • Tarsorrhaphy

LASER PROCEDURES

  • YAG Laser- Peripheral Iridotomy
  • YAG Laser- Capsulotomy
  • Pan Retinal Photocoagulation

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Guiding residents on ward rounds, Emergency rotations and post graduate clinics
  • Conducting lecturers for postgraduate students
  • Supervising and assisting candidates for training in SICS and Phacoemulsification.
  • 4 years teaching experience in Aravind Eye Hospital & Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Tamil Nadu.


Academic

  • Diplomat Of National Board-Ophthalmology (DNB), 2000 - Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai, India.
  • Diploma in Ophthalmology (DO), 1999 - Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai ,India.
  • MBBS, 1993 - Sri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute, Chennai, India.

MEMBERSHIP

  • All India Ophthalmic Society-Life Member.
  • Glaucoma Society Of India-Life Member.
  • Kerala Society Of Ophthalmic Surgeons-Life Member.
  • Trivandrum Ophthalmic Club-Trivandrum-Life Member.
  • Cochin Ophthalmic Club-Life Member.
  • Indian Medical Association-Life Member.

ARTICLES PUBLISHED & PRESENTED

  • Srinivasan, M; Vamshidhar, M; Gopal, R et al. Sodium bicarbonate an alternative to Hyaluronidase in Ocular anaesthesia for Cataract Surgery. Indian J Ophthalmol, Vol: 48(4) 2000 Dec. p.285-290.
  • Prajna, N Venkatesh; Gopal, R; Srinivasan, M. Molluscum contagiosum Keratitis in a patient with Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Journal of TNOA Vol: 40(1) 1999 Mar. p. 29-34.
  • Vijay Deepika, P; Gopal, R; Krishna Das, R. Post surgical epithelial implantation cyst – A case report. Journal of TNOA Vol : 40(1).
    1999 p. 53-54.
  • Etiological Pattern of Uveitis in a Referral Hospital – A prospective study. Dissertation submitted to the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the award of Diplomate of National Board, Ophthalmology, July 2000.
  • Importance of ROP screening ON HIGH RISK NEW BORN FOLLOW Upon 25th June 2006, conducted by National Neonatology Forum with SOCOMER, KIMS.
  • Management of Nucleus in ECCE in Chaithanya Academix-2007.
  • SICS panelist in Chaithanya Academix-2014.
  • Co Chairman for WEB CAST ON PHACOEMULSIFICTION WITH TORIC AND MULTIFOCAL IOLs for the 4TH Annual Conference of Trivandrum Ophthalmic Club on 26-04-2015.
  • Webinar – Eyecyclopedia: Perfecting Phakic IOLs in our Practice. Imported Phakic IOLs.
  • Reviewer for American Journal of Ophthalmology case report.

COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAMMES

  • Participated in eighty five (85) Eye Care Camps sponsored by various NGOs and DBCS, organized by Aravind Eye Hospital & Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai.
  • Conducted Eye Care Camps in Kerala Institute of Medical Science, Trivandrum.
  • Participated in CME programme on update in ophthalmology (sponsored by Medical council of India) on 10-11 Jan. 2000 in Aravind Eye Hospital & Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology.
  • School Health Programme: Talk on Computer Visual Syndrome in TIPS International School, Kochi
  • Kochi Corporation: Talk on Prevention of Diabetic Retinopathy.
  • Seminar on Computer Vision Syndrome, Infopark, Kochi, India.
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