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NAME : Dr. Raghuraj Hegde, MBBS, MS.
Consultant – Orbit, Oculoplasty & Ocular Oncology
The Eye Foundation, Bengaluru

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • MS Ophthalmology- Master of Surgery (Ophthalmology)Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Kolkata 2009-2012
  • Fellowship in Orbit, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery and Ocular Oncology National University Hospital, Singapore. 2014-2015 Trained under Dr. Gangadhara Sundar and A/Prof Shantha Amrith
  • Fellowship in Cornea and Refractive Surgery Narayana Nethralaya, Bangalore- 2013-2014
  • Observership in Orbit, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery and Ocular Oncology L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad- 2012 Trained under Dr. Santosh Honavar and Dr. Milind Naik

AREAS OF EXPERTISE :

 

SURGICAL TRAINING DURING CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP

  • EYELID SURGERY
    • Electrolysis
    • Dry eye managements- including permanent punctual closures
    • Ectropion, Entropion and lid tightening surgeries- Lateral tarsal strip, Modified lateral suture canthoplasty.
    • Tarsoraphy
    • Ptosis surgery like tars
    • -frontalis sling, conjunctival mullerectomy and Levator resection procedure.
    • Extensive lid reconstruction using various flap techiniques and free skin grafting after removal of lid tumours.
    • Various eyelid and facial reconstruction procedures
    • Repair of eyelid, canaliculi and facial lacerations
    • Epiblepharon Correction
  • LACRIMAL SURGERY
    • Dacryocystorhinostomy- External and endoscopic
    • Balloon canaliculoplasty & Dacryoplasty
    • Probing of Nasolacrimal Duct and Inferior turbinate infracture
  • OCULAR ONCOLOGY
    • Management of various eye, eyelid and eye socket cancers.
    • Management Pediatric Eye cancers like Retinoblastoma, Neuroblastoma,Rhabdomyosarcoma and others
    • Retinoblastoma Management- Involves multidisciplinary approach from a team involving an Ocular Oncologist, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon, Radiation Oncologist, Pediatric Oncologist and Ocularist.
  • COSMETIC PROCEDURES AND AESTHETIC SURGERY
    • Cosmetic Procedures including Botox injections, Fillers and spacers
    • Blepharoplasty- Upper and lower eyelid
    • Blepharotomy
    • Eyelid retractor repair
    • Direct, Pre-trichial and endoscopic brow lift.
    • Rhytidectomy
    • Liposuction and fat transfer
  • Management of THYROID EYE DISEASE– medical and surgical Management- Intravenous steroids, orbital decompression and eyelid malposition repair.
  • FACIAL PALSY REHABILITATION including restorative surgery

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • Was posted  on  a  rotational  basis  in  units  specializing  in  Anterior  segment,  Cornea  & Refractive  surgery,  Orbit  &  Oculoplasty,  Glaucoma,  Strabismus,  Retina  & Vitreous during the three years of post graduation.
  • Involved in engaging undergraduates in theory classes and clinical case discussion.
  • Proficient in managing the out -patient department independently
  • Proficient in OPD procedures like Slit lamp bi
  • -microscopy, Direct Ophthalmoscopy, +90D ophthalmoscopy, Pentacam, AS-OCT, Indirect Ophthalmoscopy, ApplanationTonometry, Lacrimal syringing, YAG Capsulotomy, YAG PI, OCT, DFA, USG, SD-OCT, Laser for posterior segment, Operating microscope etc.
  • Pre-op and post- op work-up of in-patients along with ward duties.
  • Responsibilitiesincluded   maintaining   updated   case   sheets,   maintaining   inventory registers, supervising nurses and auxiliary case workers
  • Experience in  emergency  eye  trauma  management  and  cadaver  eye  retrieval  during emergency duties.
  • Hands on experience in
    • Cataract Surgery- ECCE- 10 cases, MSICS-1200+cases and Phac
    • -400+cases.
    • Repair of corneal/sclera/corne
    • -scleral ruptures- 80+cases.
    • Penetrating keratoplasty (optical,therapeutic & tectonic ) – 80+ cases .
    • Pterygiumexcision with conjunctival autograft using fibrin glue or sutures
    • Amniotic Membrane grafting (50+ cases)
    • Laser Yag PI and capsulotomy.
    • Laser PRP through slit lamp delivery and indirect ophthalmoscopic delivery systems.
    • DCT, DCR(60+ cases).
    • Ectropionsurgeries (40  cases),Entropion surgeries (40 cases) .
    • Tarsoraphy.
    • Simple lid reconstruction procedures after removal of small lid tumours.
    • Ptosissurgery like tars-frontalis sling (50+cases) and fasanella-savat procedure (10 cases).
    • Evisceration/enucleation with implant insertion (100+ cases)
      • Preparation/Closure of vitrectomy ports and vitreous tamponading.
      • Orbital fracture repair.
      • Epiblepharon correction
    • Assisted in
      • All the above mentioned surgeries including complicated cases
      • Advanced lid surgeries like tarsal fracture, levator resection, lateral tarsal strip.
      • Extensive lid reconstruction using various flap techiniques and free skin grafting.
      • Orbital surgeries like Anterior/lateral orbitotomy using various techniques, orbital decompression, repair of injuries in Blow out fractures, removal intra-orbital & extra-ocular  foreign bodies.
      • Scleral buckling procedures
      • Pars-plana vitrectomy including complex vitre-retinal surgeries andmacular hole surgeries..
    • Attended and actively participated in clinical meetings, case discussions, seminars organised by our institute and other bodies in Kolkata.
    • Attended eye   screening   camps   held   in   rural   and   sub-urban   areas   organized   by various bodies.

PUBLICATIONS &  ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Ghosh S, Bansal P, Sheja
  • H, Hegde R, Roy D, Biswas S. Correlation of morphological
  • pattern of optical coherence tomography in diabetic macular edema with systemicrisk factors in middle aged males. Int Ophthalmol. 2014 Mar.
  • Kumar P, Mondal A, Shashidhar T, HegdeRS, Gharami RC. PhotoDermDiagnosis: Yellowish papules over neck and upper chest; Journal of Pakistan AssociationDermatologists 2011; 21: 71-73.
  • My presentation titled “Orbital Anatomy and its Clinical Importance” was selected for the final round of Postgraduate Lecture Competition which was a part of EYE-PEP2011, a postgraduate education program in L.V. P. E. I. Hyderabad held in September, 2011.
  • Presented a free paper titled “Incidence of Benign and Malignant neoplasms of eyelid in elderly age group presenting in a tertiary hospital” Authors: Raghuraj S.Hegde, G. Bhaduri, S. S. Chatterjee at the 22nd  Annual Conference of the Oculoplastics Association of India(OPAI) –  EYEPLASTY-2011 held at Kanpur in November,2011.
  • -author of a chapter on “Ocular manifestations of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus” in a soon t
  • be published book titled “Eye in Systemic Diseases” Edited by Prof.H.V. Nema.
  • Placed 2nd in my Institute in the MS Ophthalmology examinations held in April – May 2012

EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

  • HELPLINE

    • Coimbatore - 9442217798
    • Bengaluru - 9972033005
    • Tirupur - 9442532335
    • Mettupalayam - 9487427791
    • Ooty - 9442213883
  • LOCATIONS

    • Coimbatore
    • Bengaluru
    • Tirupur
    • Mettupalayam
    • Ooty