Dr. Mithila Gaitonde - Negalur

Dr. Mithila Gaitonde - Negalur

PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY, SQUINT & NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY

Dr. Mithila Gaitonde - Negalur, completed her post graduation in Ophthalmology (DNB) from Ganapati Netralaya, Jalna.
She then pursued her long term fellowship in Pediatric Ophthamology, Strabismus & Neuro-ophthalmology from the prestigious LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad. She is also a Fellow of the International Council of Ophthalmology, UK and is currently a consultant at Bhaskar Eyecare, Thane. She is also attached to various eye hospitals in Thane & Mumbai.
Her interests are in Squint management, Amblyopia and Optic Nerve disorders. She has been active in training young ophthalmologists at various residency training programmes.
She has published articles in Indian and International journals and has numerous presentations at various state and national conferences to her credit.

Registration : Maharashtra Medical Council – MMC/2011/06/2043

Fellowship : 1. Long term fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus & Neuro-ophthalmology at LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad (2015 – 2017)
2. Fellow of International Council of Ophthalmology (FICO), UK Maharashtra Medical Council – MMC/2011/06/2043

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

  • 6 months adjunct faculty at LVPEI, Hyderabad
  • Cataract Surgeries: Pediatric cataract surgery with IOL implantation (including infants below 6 months) – over 100
  • Squint Surgeries: Rectus muscle surgeries (Horizontal & Vertical) & Oblique muscle surgeries with fornix incision – over 150
  • Special procedures – Muscle transpositions, Y - Split, Faden procedure, Lid retractorlysis
  • Orthoptics & vision training
  • Cerebro Visual Impairment (CVI) clinics
  • Assisted in management of pediatric glaucoma & pediatric corneal surgeries
  • Neuro-ophthalmology: Diagnosis & management of optic nerve disorders – Inflammatory, traumatic, compressive, nutritional, toxic, hereditary optic neuropathies
  • Collaborations with pediatric neurologist & neuro-radiologists
  • Assisted in optic nerve sheath decompressions
  • Others: Low vision clinics
    Adult & child rehabilitation for the visually impaired

Community Out-Reach Programmes

  • Participated in numerous eye screening camps for children organized across Andhra Pradesh by LV Prasad Eye Institute
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity screenings in ICU & Neonatal care units across Andhra Pradesh & Telangana

Professional Memberships

  • Lifetime Member: All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS)
  • Lifetime Member: Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)
  • Lifetime Member: Maharashtra Ophthalmic Society (MOS)

Training Courses Conducted

  • Squint of the box – Skill transfer course at Telangana Ophthalmological Society Conference, Hyderabad, August 2016
  • Squint hands on training – Eyepep Post graduation training programme at LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, September 2016

Papers/ Poster Presentations & Publications

  • Mitomycin-C augmented trabeculectomy in Neovascular glaucoma – Free paper in Bombay Ophthalmological Association, Focus 2013, August 2013
  • MRI Films don’t lie – Poster presentation in Bombay Ophthalmological Association, Focus 2014, August 2014
  • Clinical profile of patients with unilateral idiopathic intracranial hypertension – Poster presentation at IERG-ARVO India Chapter July 2016
  • Presented case studies in Telangana Ophthalmological Society Conference 2016, Impulse 2016 and various national conferences
  • Long-term outcomes following primary intraocular lens implantation in infants younger than 6 months, Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 Aug; 66(8): 1088–1093
  • Contrast sensitivity in high myopia: Comparision of wavefront optimized Lasik v/s ICL – Paper presentation in Hyde Park at 72nd Annual Conference of AIOS, February 2014
  • Long term outcomes of primary IOL implantation in infants – Poster presentation at Joint conference of AAPOS-SPOSI, Jaipur, December 2016
  • Co-authored study on Long term outcomes following primary IOL implantation in infants younger than 6 months – presented at AAPOS, Nashville, Tenesse & awared best study & best of show in April 2017
  • Duane retraction syndrome: causes, effects and management strategies, Clinical Ophthalmology, Clin Ophthalmol. 2017;11:1917-1930

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