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Dr. Prachi Agashe Pediatric Ophthalmologist and Squint Surgeon

Head Paediatric Ophthalmology and Squint

Dr Prachi Agashe, (Pediatric Ophthalmology, DNB (Ophth), MBBS) is a Pediatric Ophthalmologist and Squint Surgeon at the Advanced Eye Hospital. She completed her fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus from the prestigious Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai. She also trained in Retinopathy in Prematurity at world renowned L V Prasad Eye Hospital, Hyderabad.  A Pediatric Consultant and Squint Surgeon at AEHI, Dr Prachi has several years of experience and expertise in dealing with eye problems like complex adult as well as pediatric Strabismus, Amblyopia (aka lazy eye), Congenital Abnormalities, Childhood cataract, Squint, and all kinds of eye diseases in infants, toddlers, children and babies etc.

Clinics

Research Papers Published

Publications:

  • Gogate P, Ambardekar P, Deshpande R, Kulkarni S, Joshi S, Deshpande M. Comparison of endothelial cell loss after cataract surgery: Phacoemulsification versus manual small-incision cataract surgery. Six-week results of a randomized control trial J Cataract Refract Surg 2010; 36:247–253
  • Viswanathan V, Agashe P, Jain V, Nair AG. Crystalline keratopathy due to intravenous immunoglobulin in a 12-year-old girl with Kawasaki disease.  J AAPOS. 2016 Oct;20(5):466-468.3
  • Textbook chapter on Paediatric Uveitis in `Textbook of Paedictrics` by Dr. Piyush Gupta in 2015
  • Textbook chapter on Retinopathy of Prematurity and Role of Oxygen in Neonatal Resuscitation in` Healthy Newborn: What Obstetrician and Neonatologist can do?` by Dr. Reena Wani and Dr. Alka Kriplani in 2017

 

Presentations:

  • Gogate P, Ambardekar P, Deshpande M. Clinical study of endothelial cells comparing small incision cataract surgey vs phacoemulsification Indian Eye Research Group meeting at L V Prasad Eye Institute , July 2007. 
  • Gogate P, Ambardekar P, Deshpande M. Clinical study of endothelial cells comparing small incision cataract surgey vs phacoemulsification Focus 2007: Eyelux organized by Bombay Ophthalmologists` Association. 
  • Ambardekar P, Gogate P, Deshpande R. Clinical study of endothelial cells comparing small incision cataract surgery vs phacoemulsification MOSCON 2007 organised by Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society. 
  • Gogate P, Ambardekar P, Deshpande M. Clinical study of endothelial cells comparing small incision cataract surgey vs phacoemulsification at EyeInfo 2008 as a co-author organized by All India Ophthalmogists` Association. Won the best paper of the session award. 
  • Ambardekar P, Aghor M, Patil P. Poster on `Rubinstein Taybi or SaethreChotzen?’ in “ Eye on the Future”, symposium on Eye Health and Eye Disorders of children at L V Prasad Eye Institute, Dec 2007. 6)Ambardekar P, Aghor M, Chakane V. Poster on ‘ Rubinstein Taybi or SaethreChotzen?’ at MOSCON 2007. 
  • Agashe P, Rathinam S, Vijayalakshmi P. Poster on ‘Visual outcomes and etiology of paediatric uveitic cataract: Indian Scenario. ‘AIOS 2014 
  • Presented videos on `Globe Fixation` and `Stretched Scar` at WSPOS , Barcelona 2015 
  • Presented posters on Asymmetry of ROP in twins at AIOS 2015 
  • Presented video on Lateral Rectus deactivation in third nerve palsy at BOA 2015 
  • Presented posters on Asymmetry of ROP in twins and Pattern of regression after single shot intravitreal Bevacizumab for APROP and Zone 1 Stage 3 in 28 eyes at AAPOS -SPOSI meeting 2016 
  • Conducted 4 instruction courses at MOSCON 2016 being a chief instructor in one of them. 
  • Delivered a lecture on Infantile Esotropia in BOA 2016 
  • Presented a talk on `Interesting Eye Movement Disorders` in BOA 2017 
  • Had 2 poster presentations on Plusoptix and Surgical Management of Helveston Syndrome at WSPOS 2017 
  • Co-Author in two e-posters at WSPOS 2017 
  • Presented two videos Lateral rectus deactivation and Unveiling Neurological Disorders through the eye at WSPOS 2017 
  • Presented free paper on comparison of cyclorefraction with Plusoptix at MOSCON 2017 
  • Delivered a talk as co-instructor in an instruction course on ROP- ROP Laser- Tips and Tricks at MOSCON 2017 
  • Presented a paper on`Surgical Management of Helveston syndrome using Four Oblique procedure` at AIOS 2018 
  • Presented a talk on `Ocular Tics` in Neurophthalmology CME conducted by Bombay Ophthalmology Association in March 2018

 

Conferences attended:

  • “Prevention of blindness due to Diabetic retinopathy” organized by National society for prevention of blindness- April 2002. 
  • International Conference on Paediatric Ophthalmology, Sept 2005 
  • “Rendezvous eye conference- August 2006 at Khandala.
  • Eye India 2006, Community Ophthalmology conference, Sept-Oct 2006 at H. V. Desai Eye Hospital, Pune
  • Indian eye research group, LV Prasad eye institute, Hyderabad.
  • MOSCON 2007, organized by Maharashtra Ophthalmic association, at Solapur, Oct-2007. 
  • “Eye Trek: Focus 2008”, organized by Bombay Ophthalmologists` Association 
  • MOSCON 2008, organized by Maharashtra Ophthalmic association, at Aurangabad. - Participated in quiz competition at MOSCON 2008, at Aurangabad. Was awarded third prize in the quiz conducted at the state level. 
  • Revision Course in Ophthalmology at SankaraNethralaya, Chennai in April 2008 
  • Fusion 2012: International Pediatric Ophthalmology and Oculoplasty conference organised by L.V.Prasad Eye Hospital, Hyderabad
  • Focus 2012, organised by Bombay Ophthalmic Association
  • Ophthafusion 2014, organised by `The Eye Foundation’, Coimbatore 
  • WSPOS at Barcelona 2015 
  • AAPOS SPOSI MEET, JAIPUR 2016 
  • Faculty at MOSCON 2016 
  • Indian Retinopathy of Prematurity Society Conference 2016 
  • Faculty at Focus 2016 organised by Bombay Ophthalmic Association 
  • Faculty at Focus 2017 organised by Bombay Ophthalmic Association 
  • Faculty at MOSCON 2017 organised by Maharashtra Ophthalmic Society 
  • Indian Retinopathy of Prematurity Society Conference 2017 
  • World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Conference 2017 
  • Faculty at Ophthafusion 2017 organised by `The Eye Foundation` Coimbatore
  • All India Ophthalomology Society Conference Feb 2018, Coimbatore

 

Awards: 

  • Best Paper Award at Eyeinfo 2008 organized by All India Ophthalmologist’ Association.
  • 3rd Prize in State level Quiz Competition organized by Maharashtra Ophthalmic Association in 2008.
Top Most Surgeries Performed

•    Squint
•    Nystagmus
•    Lasers and Injections for Retinopathy of Prematurity
•    Paediatric Cataracts 
•    Paediatric Glaucoma
•    Squint surgery

Top Most Diseases Treated

•    Squint
•    Nystagmus
•    Retinopathy of Prematurity
•    Childhood Cataract 
•    Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction 
•    Paediatric Glaucoma
•    Amblyopia
•    Refractive errors

Present and Past Affiliations

PRESENT:

Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute, Navi Mumbai (August 2012)

 

PAST: 
•    Consultant in Ophthalmology at K. B. Haji Bachooali Eye Hospital, Parel, Mumbai.
•    Fellow in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai.
•    Clinical Assistant and Fellow in General Ophthalmology at K. B. Haji Bachooali Eye Hospital, Parel, Mumbai.

Education and Training

Medical school:
MBBS: Topiwala Medical College and B. Y. L. Nair Hospital, Mumbai

 

Specialization:
DNB (Ophth): National Board of Education, New Delhi.

 

Super Specialization:
1.    Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus: Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai.
2.    Fellowship in General Ophthalmology: K. B. Haji Bachooali Eye Hospital, Mumbai.
3.    Fellowship in General Ophthalmology: H.V. Desai Eye Hospital, Pune.
4.    Fellowship in Retinopathy of Prematurity: L.V. Prasad Eye Hospital, Hyderabad.

 

Certifications:
•    Certification from International Council of Ophthalmology, United Kingdom 
•    Basic Science Assessment in Ophthalmology including Optics and Refraction
•    Clinical Sciences Assessment in Ophthalmology
•    FRCS (Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons) Glasgow, October 2012