Dr. Abiraj Kumar Sinha

Ophthalmologist

Academic Qualifications

M.B.B.S.

M.S. (Ophthalmology)

Lokmanya Tilak Municipal  Medical College, Mumbai

Advanced Eye Centre, PGIMER, Chandigarh

Under Graduate Medical Training

M.B.B.S. (Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery)

Lokmanya Tilak Municipal  Medical College Mumbai

Aug 2002 to Dec 2007

 

 

 Post Graduate Medical Training

M.S. (Ophthalmology)

Advanced Eye Centre, PGIMER, Chandigarh

July 2009 to June 2012

 

Doctoral Thesis

Visual outcome,safety and efficacy comparing Microkeratome and Femtosecond Lasik

Work experience after Post Graduation

Senior Resident

Cornea, lens and Refractive Surgery,Oculoplastics

 

Vitreoretina and Uveitis

Department of Ophthalmology,

Advanced Eye Centre, PGIMER, Chandigarh

 

Consultant Vitroretina and Uveitis

Department of Ophthalmology,

Advanced Eye Centre, S.G.H.S.Sohana

Sec 77,Mohali,Punjab

JULY 2012 to JUNE 2013

 

 

July 2013 to July 2015

 

 

July 2015 till Date

 Publications

1.“Intraocular and orbital hemorrhage in a patient with dengue fever during cataract surgery.Jagat Ram, Abiraj Kumar AMA Ophthalmol JAMA Ophthalmol 2013 Oct;131(10):1313

2.“Lens coloboma in one eye and ectopia lentis in other eye of same patient with Marfan syndrome” Thapa, Bikram; Singh, Ramandeep; Ram, Jagat; Kumar, Abiraj BMJ Case report ahead of Publication BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Dec 9;2014. pii: bcr2014207112. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2014-207112.

 3.“Evalution of of Dev R PCR  for rapid diagnosis of intraocular tuberculosis  and its comparison with MBPB4” Kataria Pankaj,Singh Ramandeep,Sharma Kusum, Kumar Abiraj Ocular immunology and inflammation ahead of Publication

 4.Ultrasound Biomicroscopy in Strabismus Surgery: Efficacy in Postoperative Assessment of Horizontal 
Muscle InsertionsThakur Namita,Kaur Savleen,Kumar Abiraj,Singh Ramandeep,Sukhija Jaspreet Strabismus, 2015; 23(2): 73–79


 5.Frosted branch angiitis in one eye and impending CRVO in the other – first manifestation of Ocular Behcet’s in a pregnant femaleKumar, Abiraj; Yangzes, Sonam; Singh, Ramandeep  BMJ Case Rep 2015. doi:10.1136/bcr-2014-209073 1

 6.Tuberculosis presenting as posttraumatic panophthalmitis” Gupta Pankaj, Singh Ramandeep, Gupta Suruchi, Kumar Abhiraj, Kakkar Nandita, Oman Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2016

National Presentations

1. Presented a paper on “Correlation between ocular ultrasound and Intra-operative finding in patients with vitreous haemorrhage” at the 22nd annual conference of Vitroretina society of India 2013 held at Lavasa Pune.

2. Presented a paper on “Refixation of dislocated intraocular lenses using sutureless transcounjuctival vitrectomy at the 22nd annual conference of Vitroretina society of India 2013 held at Lavasa Pune.

3.Presented a paper on “Outcome of treatment with intravitreal Gangcyclovir injection for CMV retinitis in patients without HIV infections” at 27th annual conference of North Zone Ophthalmological society conference held in September 2013 at Srinagar.

4. Presented a video on “Management of transfixation of anterior dislocated intraocular lens” at 27th annual conference of North Zone Ophthalmological society conference held in September 2013 at Srinagar.

5. Presented a challenging case on “Management of macular detachment with optic disc pit with vitrectomy alone” at the 26nd annual conference of chandigarh ophthalmic society 2013 held at AEC PGIMER Chandigrh

6. Presented a challenging case on “ Unusual presentation of Dengue Maculopathy 28 th annual conference of North Zone Ophthalmological society conference held in October 2014 at Ludhiana ,Punjab.

7. Presented a paper on Fluocinolone acetonide for diabetic macular edema: A single centre 5 -year follow up study” at the 27nd annual conference of chandigarh ophthalmic society 2014 held at AEC PGIMER Chandigrh.

8. Fluocinolone acetonide for diabetic macular edema: A single centre 5 -year follow up study” Ramandeep Singh, Abiraj Kumar, Vishali Gupta, Mangat R Dogra, Amod Gupta Accepted as paper in conference of Vitroretina society of India 2014 held at AGRA.

9. “Removal of different foreign body with the help of suction 25 G soft tip” Ramandeep Singh, Abiraj Kumar, , Mangat R Dogra, Amod Gupta ,Accepted as video presentation in conference of Vitroretina society of India 2014 held at AGRA.

Papers Accepted for International Presentations

As a Co-Author:1.” Fluocinolone acetonide for diabetic macular edema: A single centre 5 -year follow up study” Ramandeep Singh, Abiraj Kumar, Vishali Gupta, Mangat R Dogra, Amod Gupta Accepted as poster in American academy of ophthalmology Oct -2014 to be held in Chicago.

2.“Removal of different foreign body with the help of suction 25 G soft tip” Ramandeep Singh, Abiraj Kumar, , Mangat R Dogra, Amod Gupta ,Accepted as video presentation in Eu-Retina, September 16th-20th, 2014 held in London and presented by Ramandeep Singh .

3.”Evalution of of Dev R PCR for rapid diagnosis of intraocular tuberculosis and its comparison with MBPB4” Kataria Pankaj,Singh Ramandeep,Sharma Kusum,Kumar Abiraj Accepted as poster in American academy of ophthalmology Oct -2014 to be held in Chicago presented by Kusum Sharma

4.” Comparison of 23 guage transconjuctival with 20 gauge PPV and Scleral buckie in management of psudophakic rhegmatogenous retinal detachment” Samantha Ramanuj,Singh R, Kumar Abiraj, Dogra M.R Accepted as paper presentation in Eu-Retina, September 16th-20th, 2014 held in London presented by Ramandeep Singh

5. An Unusual Case of Retinal Vasculitis Vishali Gupta, Amod Gupta, Ramandeep Singh, Abiraj Kumar acceped as a caese presentation in 2015- 38th Annual Macula Society Meeting – February 25-28, 2015 at Montelucia Resort and Spa, Scottsdale, Arizona going to presnt by Dr Vishali Gupta

Special Achievements

Ø Awarded the “Dr Prem Chandra Award” for best free paper in 27th North Zone Ophthalmological society conference held in September 2013 at Srinagar.

Ø Awarded as Best challenging case in Chandigarh ophthalmological society conference 2014 for the Case of Frosted branch angitis in pregnancy Sonam yangez, Abiraj Kumar.Ramandeep Singh as a Co-author .

Ø Awarded as best poster in American academy of ophthalmology Oct -2014 which was held in Chicago USA for “Fluocinolone acetonide for diabetic macular edema: A single centre 5 -year follow up study” Ramandeep Singh, Abiraj Kumar, Vishali Gupta, Mangat R Dogra, Amod Gupta

Ø Awarded as Best challenging case in 28th North Zone Ophthalmological society conference held in October 2014 at Ludhiana for a case of “unusal presentation of Dengue maculopathy”

Ø Our work for the “Removal of glass foreign body with the help of suction” was selected as 10 best new innovation in research meeting in PGIMER chandigarh Ramandeep Singh, Abiraj Kumar, Mangat R Dogra, Amod Gupta

Training in all specialties of Ophthalmology including:

  • Cornea, lens and Refractive Surgery
  • Neuro-ophthalmology & Strabismology
  • Oculoplasty & Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Glaucoma
  • Retina, Vitreous and Uvea
  • Ocular Trauma and other Ocular Emergencies
  • Lasers, Ultrasound

Advanced diagnostic modalities like:

  • Corneal pachymetry, Specular microscopy & Corneal topographic evaluation
  • Fundus Photography, Retcam imaging and Fluorescein angiography
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • Humphrey Visual Field Evaluation & Goldmann perimetry
  • Ultrasound Biomicroscopy, Anterior Segment OCT, Scanning Laser Polarimetry, Hiedelberg Retinal Tomography
  • Electrophysiological tests including electro-retinography, and visual evoked potentials
  • Biometry work up & Refractive surgery work up

Surgical Experience (During post graduation)

Performed following procedures in adequate numbers:

Anterior segment surgery:

Cataract surgery: Extra capsular cataract extraction, Phacoemulsification

Other surgeries: Corneal perforation repair, Optical and Therapeutic Keratoplasties, Pterygium/

· Lid surgery:, Intravitreal injections, Entropion Surgery, Ectropion Surgery, Chalazion excision, Lid laceration repair, Dacryocystorhinostomy, Evisceration and Enucleation

· Glaucoma filtration surgery

Posterior segment surgery:

· Pars plana Vitrectomy

· Pars plana Vitrectomy and lensectomy

· Pars plana Vitrectomy and Phacofragmentation

· Pars plana Vitrectomy and refixation of IOL

· Endophthalmitis Vitrectomy

· Vitrectomy in Diabetics

· PPV in Retinal detachment

· Scleral buckling

· Therapeutic Keratoplasties

· Optical Keratoplasties

 Assisted following surgeries:

Ptosis

Orbitotomy

Pediatric cataract extraction

Therapeutic Keratoplasties

Optical Keratoplasties

Squint surgeries

Pars plana Vitrectomy & Endophthalmitis Vitrectomy

Vitreo Retinal surgery, Scleral Buckling Surgery

In-Patient Management and Emergency Duties

· I have completed 3 years of Ophthalmology with in-patient and out-patient management training program. Patients with both anterior as well as posterior segment conditions were admitted, worked up and managed efficiently in the post-operative period during this training. Arranging appropriate patient referrals was an integral part of the management in the wards.

· In addition to that, I was posted on rotational basis in the following services:

– Ultrasonography(B-scan)

– Fluorescein Angiography

– Ophthalmic Lasers and OCT

– Camp visits

Community Ophthalmology Programmes

· Participated in 5 cataract screening reach-in camps organized by the Eye Bank , Advanced eye center PGIMER Chandigarh.

Professional Membership

Chandigarh ophthalmological society (COS) 2012

North Zone ophthalmological society (NZOS)2013

Uveitis society of India(USI) 2013

Vitroretinal society of India (VRSI) 2013

Research Experience

July 2009 – December 2011   Doctoral Thesis – Visual outcome, safety and efficacy comparing Microkeratome and Femtosecond Lasik

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