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Prasan Rao

Prasan Rao

Ophthalmologist

Medcare Eye Centre

About Prasan Rao

I am a renowned eye Surgeon and specialises in diagnosis and surgeries of the vitreous, retina and macula (retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity etc.). I am a pioneer in intravitrealLucentis / Eylea / Ozurdex and microincisionalvitrectomy surgery (MIVS) using 23, 25 and 27gauge vitrectomy system. i am the first to introduce scleral buckling for management of retinal detachments in retinopathy of prematurity in UAE in 2003, and intravitrealantiVEGF injections of active ROP in 2008. In 2006, i was the first to perform combined half-fluence photodynamic therapy and intravitreallucentis injection for wet age-related macular degeneration in the gulf region. In 2010, i was credited as the first surgeon in UAE to perform lens-sparing vitrectomy for Stage IV retinopathy of prematurity. I am also one of the first retinal surgeons to perform 25 and 27-gauge vitrectomy for treatment of complex retinal detachments and for treatment of vitreoretinal complications of proliferative diabetic retinopathy. I am well versed with microincisional cataract surgery with implantation of foldable lenses including premium lenses. i have performed over 2000 cataract surgeries (phacoemulsification) and over 5000 posterior segment surgeries including combined phaco-vitrectomies.

Medcare Eye Centre

United Arab Emirates

M B B S, M S

Full Time

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M B B S - Seth G. S. Medical College & K E M Hospital, Mumbai, India (1995)

M. S ( Ophthalmology) - Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals and Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India (1999)

D. O ( Diploma in Ophthalmology) - Lokmanya Tilak Muncipal General Hospitaal and Medical College, Mumbai, India (1997)

D. O. M. S - College of Physician and Surgeons, Mumbai, India (1997)

F. C. P. S - Fellow of College of Physician and Surgeons, Mumbai, India (1998)

Dip N B - Diplomate of National Board of Examinations, India (1999)

F R C S Ed ( U K) - Fellow of Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Edinburgh, U K (2002)

F M R F - Fellowship in Vitreoretinal diseases and surgery, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India (2001)

Full registration with Dubai Health Authority, Medical Council of India

Consultant license at Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC)

International Member of American Academy of Ophthalmology (since 2004)

Member of European Vitreoretinal Society (EVRS) (since 2008)

Member of American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) (since 2013)

Member of All India Ophthalmological Society, Vitreoretinal Society of India, Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society, Bombay Ophthalmologists- Association, Indian Medical Council, Emirates Medical Association

Reviewer of many peer-reviewed journals.

Head of Department, Ophthalmology & Specialist Ophthalmologist &Vitreoretinal Surgeon- MediclinicWelcare Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Senior Specialist Vitreoretinal Surgeon - Dubai Hospital, Dubai Health Authority, UAE

Full time Consultant Ophthalmologist &Vitreoretinal Surgeon - Bombay City Eye Institute & Research Centre, Mumbai, India

Visiting Consultant Ophthalmologist &Vitreoretinal Surgeon - Damani Eye Hospital, Akola, India

Consultant Ophthalmologist &Vitreoretinal Surgeon - Lakshdeep Hospital, Vashi, India

Fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery - SankaraNethralaya, Medical Research Foundation, Chennai, India

Post-graduate training jobs at teaching hospitals, Mumbai, India

Graduation from KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India

Awarded - VikasRatnaShiromani Award - for excellent achievement and selfless service in ophthalmology field in 2002

Awarded - International Ophthalmologist Education Award by American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2009

Awarded - International Scholar Award from American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2012

Treating and managing ophthalmology patients since 1995. With over 20 years of vast clinical and surgical experience, he is specialized in diagnosis and surgeries of retinal diseases (retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy and retinopathy of prematurity)

Routinely performs scleral buckling, pneumatic retinopexy, pars planavitrectomy (23 & 25 gauge - MIVS) for complicated retinal detachments, intravitreal injection of Lucentis / Eylea / Ozurdex, retinal laser photocoagulation, management of intraocular tumours, uveitis

First in UAE to introduce scleral buckling for management of retinal detachments in retinopathy of prematurity in 2003

First in UAE to perform intravitrealantiVEGF injections for active retinopathy of prematurity in 2008

In 2006, first to perform half-fluency photodynamic therapy and intravitrealantiVEGF injection for wet AMD in gulf region

First in UAE to perform lens-sparing vitrectomy for stage IV retinopathy of prematurity in 2010

Has performed well over 2000 cataract surgeries (phacoemulsification) and over 5000 posterior segment surgeries (vitreoretinal surgeries) including combined phaco-vitrectomies.

Specialist

Ophthalmology

English, Hindi, Marathi, Urdu

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