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Dr. Mugdha Kumar - Cataract, Ophthalmology (Eye)

Dr. Mugdha Kumar

Cataract, Ophthalmology (Eye)


Current Position: Consultant - Cataract and Anterior Segment, NABH team leader

Areas of Interest

  • Cataract - phacoemulsification with IOL implantation.
  • Anterior segment diseases, especially meibomian gland disease, ocular surface dysfunction and dry eyes.
  • Ocular trauma in occupational and vocational settings.
  • Community outreach - associated with several NGOs, bringing eye care closer to underserved communities and school children in the Nilgiris.
  • Hospital Quality Control and Infection Control.


  • Two years at a charitable eye institution in the Nilgiris, performing SICS and phacoemulsification surgeries, 2009-2011.
  • Consultant Cataract and Anterior Segment at The Eye Foundation, 2011 onwards, with extensive experience handling outpatient and surgical cases.
  • NABH team leader at The Eye Foundation, Ooty, responsible for quality standards, hospital safety and infection control since 2013.


  • MBBS with gold medal in Medicine, 2006.
  • MS Ophthalmology, 2009.
  • Phacoemulsification training at Narayana Nethralaya, Bangalore and advanced phacoemulsification techniques at Arasan Eye Hospital, Erode.
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