Dr. NIKHIL NEGALUR

Dr. NIKHIL NEGALUR

MD MS FPRS FICO(UK) FAICO

Refractive Surgery

Dr. Nikhil completed his undergraduate training with honors and was ranked 7th in Rajiv Gandhi University for Health Sciences in MS ophthalmology. After his post graduation, he went on to complete 3 fellowships: Medical Retina fellowship, Laser based Cataract & Phaco fellowship and a LASIK fellowship. He has worked as a cataract consultant at LIONS charitable Eye Hospital, Hyderabad, a Refractive surgery consultant at Challa Eye Care, Hyderabad and later was appointed as “Course Director” for Cataract surgery training at Srikiran Institute of Ophthalmology, Andhra Pradesh He is a practicing anterior segment surgeon specialising in Laser Cataract surgery, LASIK and keratoconus management. He was among the first team of surgeons to introduce Laser Based Flap surgery in India. He has co-authored 2 landmark articles in ophthalmology journals and contributed chapters in postgraduate textbooks. He is a course instructor in numerous national and international conferences and has publications in various indexed journals. He is also a reviewer in 3 international ophthalmology journals.

Medical Qualification

CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP (F.P.R.S) - 2014-2015: CATARACT AND REFRACTIVE SURGERY, NARAYANA NETHRALAYA, BANGALORE

CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP (2013): MEDICAL RETINA AND UVEA, H.V. DESAI EYE HOSPITAL, PUNE

F.A.I.C.O (REFRACTIVE SURGERY): FELLOW, ALL INDIA COLLEGIUM OF OPHTHALMOLOGY: REFRACTIVE SURGERY

(F.I.C.O- PART 1): INTERNATION COUNCIL OF OPTHALMOLOGISTS

M.S OPHTHALMOLOGY (2010-2013): J.J.M MEDICAL COLLEGE AND BAPUJI HOSPITAL, DAVANGERE. UNIVERSITY RANK: 7th PASSED WITH 68%

M.D. (PHYSICIAN) (2002-2008): I.M.SECHENOV MOSCOW MEDICAL ACADEMY, RUSSIA

ROTATIONAL INTERNSHIP (1 YEAR ):RAJIV GANDHI MEDICAL COLLEGE & CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL, KALWA, THANE.

REGISTERED WITH: MEDICAL COUNCIL OF INDIA, NEW DELHI (MCI 10/3

Undergraduate Medical training

  • M.D. (PHYSICIAN) With HONORS I.M.SECHENOV MOSCOW MEDICAL ACADEMY, MOSCOW, RUSSIA: 2002-2008

Rotational Clinical Internship

  • RAJIV GANDHI MEDICAL COLLEGE & CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI MUNICIPAL HOSPITAL, KALWA, THANE : 2009-2010

Post Graduate Medical Training

  • M.S. Ophthalmology J.J.M MEDICAL COLLEGE AND BAPUJI HOSPITAL, DAVANGERE UNIVERSITY RANK: 7th : 2010-2013

Short term Clinical fellowship

  • FELLOWSHIP IN MEDICAL RETINA AND UVEA H.V. DESAI EYE HOSPITAL, PUNE: 2013 (2 months)

Long Term Clinical fellowship

  • F.P.R.S Fellowship in Refractive surgery and Phacoemulsification NARAYANA NETHRALAYA, BANGALORE: 2014-2015

Awarded Fellowships

  • F.A.I.C.O (REFRACTIVE SURGERY) FELLOW, ALL INDIA COLLEGIUM OF OPHTHALMOLOGY: REFRACTIVE SURGERY: 2016
  • F.I.C.O- PART 1: INTERNATION COUNCIL OF OPTHALMOLOGISTS: 2013

Previous Positions

  • Course Director, Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery, Srikiran Institute of Ophthalmology, Kaiknada AP
  • Lasik & Refractive Surgeon, Challa Eye Hospital, Hyderabad
  • Cataract & Refractive Surgeon,LIONS Eye hospital, Hyderabad

Community Out-Reach Programmes

Participated in numerous cataract screening reach-in camps organized by the Department of Community Ophthalmology, J.J.M.M.C, Davangere and Narayana Nethralaya, Bangalore.

Publications In Indexed Journals

  • Biometry with a new swept source optical coherence tomography biometer: Repeatability and agreement with an optical low-coherence reflectometry device.(JCRS-15-387)
  • Assessment of posterior polar cataract using microscope integrated intraoperative spectral domain optical coherence tomography. (MEAJO_68_15)
  • Preclinical cataract masquerading as post-LASIK regression. (Oman J Ophthalmol. 2016 Sept-Dec;9(3):157-159)

Professional Memberships

  • Lifetime Member: All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS)
  • Lifetime Member: Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS)
  • Lifetime Member: Karnataka Ophthalmic Society (KOS)
  • Lifetime Member: Maharashtra Ophthalmic Society (MOS)
  • Lifetime Member: Bombay Ophthalmic Association (BOA)
  • Member European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons: 2014 to 2015 (ESCRS)

Publications In Non-Indexed Journals

1. Prevalence of Diabetic Retinopathy in Type II diabetes in relation to risk factors: a Hospital Based study. Jemds-2014
Shivayogi R. Kusagur, Gururaj K. J, Nikhil V. Negalur

Instruction Courses conducted

  • Keratoconus Management simplified: The 5-point nomogram: AIOC 2015, New Delhi
  • Imaging in Cornea: Aberrations and Aberrometry: 4 “A”s of aberrations: MOSCON 2014, Solapur

Academics: Paper presentations

  • Corneal Pachymetry and Keratometry in keratoconus and Normal subjects: Agreement and Repeatability of three scheimflug based imaging Systems: Mycon-Karnataka state ophthalmic conference, Mysore 2014 7th, 8th & 9th November ‘14
  • Corneal Pachymetry and Keratometry in keratoconus and Normal subjects: Agreement and Repeatability of three scheimflug based imaging Systems: MOSCON Maharashtra ophthalmological society 10th-12th October ‘14
  • Efficacy of Intravitreal triamcinolone acetonide (IVTA) plus sequential Macular laser photocoagulation for patients with severe Diabetic Macular Edema(DME): Bombay Ophthalmic Association 2nd – 4th August ‘13
  • TTT for Atypical Chronic Central Serous Chorioretinopathy: KOS-Karnataka State Ophthalmic Society 2012 2nd -4th November ‘12
  • Association between Persistent Submacular Fluid and Visual Outcome by OCT after successful Scleral Buckling Surgery: MOSCON 2012 Maharashtra Ophthalmic Society 12th -14th October ‘12
  • Use of 5-FU and LMWH as adjuvants to Pars Plana Vitrectomy: FOCUS 2012 – Bombay Ophthalmic Association 3rd, 4th , 5th Aug ‘12
  • Retinal nerve fiber layer (RNFL) Thickness changes after Intravitreal Bevacizumab: FOCUS 2012 – Bombay Ophthalmic Association 3rd, 4th , 5th Aug ‘12

Poster Presentations

  • Corneal Pachymetry and Keratometry in keratoconus and Normal subjects: Agreement and Repeatability of three scheimflug based imaging Systems: ESCRS 2014, London UK
  • Comparison of CCIs created using femtosecond laser Vs a Keratome using intraoperative AS-OCT: IERG-ARVO India Chapter 26th-27th July 2014
  • VITREORETINAL DYSTROPHY: WAGNER’S SYNDROME: KOS-Karnataka State Ophthalmic Society 2012 2nd -4th November ‘12
  • Case Report: Tuberous Sclerosis- A Varied Presentation: KOS-Karnataka State Ophthalmic Society 2011. 11th -13th November ‘11

Video Presentations

  • Topography and Aberrometry in current cataract practice: Dr. Nikhil Negalur, Dr. Rohit Shetty, Dr. Mathew Kurian, Dr. Sudeep das, Dr. Aishwarya: IOL Clinix, Bangalore 2014
  • Complex Corneas & Cataract - Options?? Dr. Nikhil Negalur, Dr. Rohit Shetty, Dr. Mathew Kurian, Dr. Sudeep das: 27th APACRS ANNUAL MEET, Jaipur 2014
  • The use of Aberrometry and Topography in cataract surgery: Dr. Nikhil Negalur, Dr. Rohit Shetty, Dr. Mathew Kurian, Dr. Sudeep das: MOSCON 2014
  • 4 ‘A’s of Aberrometry: Dr. Nikhil Negalur, Dr. Rohit Shetty, Dr. Mathew Kurian, Dr. Sudeep das: AIOC, New Delhi, 2015

Achievements

  • Best Paper Presentation (REFRACTIVE SURGERY) : MYCON 2014, Karnataka Ophthalmology Society for “Corneal Pachymetry and Keratometry in keratoconus and Normal subjects: Agreement and Repeatability of three Scheimflug based imaging Systems”
  • Finalist for Best video award (CATARACT SURGERY): APACRS, Jaipur 2014 for “Complex Corneas & Cataract - Options?? “
  • M.S. Ophthalmology: RANKED 7th in Ophthalmology, Rajiv Gandhi University for Health Sciences
  • M.D (Physician) with HONORS: I.M. Sechenov, Moscow Medical Academy, Moscow, Russia

CLINIAL EXPERIENCE

  • Refractive cataract surgery planning using the VERION™ (Alcon) and
  • Trueguide™ (Truevision, US) systems
  • 350 Phacoemulsification (Topical), MICS (Micro incision cataract surgery) with implantation of Monofocal, Multifocal and Toric intraocular lenses.
  • 60 Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery (LenSx platform by Alcon)
  • 20 Femtosecond AK procedures (LenSx platform by Alcon)
  • 20 Implantable Collamer Lenses (ICL)
  • 175 Small incision cataract Surgery (SICS)
  • 3-D Cataract Surgery (Truevision)
  • Done over 60 Femtosecond assisted LASIK (Wavefront optimized and Wavefront Guided) on the wavelight refractive suite (Alcon)
  • LenSx Femtosecond LASIK
  • PRK
  • Topoguided corneal customisation procedures T-CAT
  • F-CAT Corneal customisation procedures
  • Topography Guided and Wavefront optimized LAISIK
  • LASIK-Xtra
  • Contact lenses
  • Collagen crosslinking (C3R)
  • Trans-epithelial Cross Linking (TEKXL) (PESCHKE and Avedro platforms)
  • Topo Guided PRK
  • INTACS planning and implantation
  • Evaluated over 200 patients
  • Meibography and complete Dry eye work up,
  • Lipiview™ and Lipiflow™ Treatment for evaporative dry eye
  • Corneal topographic evaluation (Orbscan, Pentacam, Galilei, Sirius)
  • Corneal pachymetry, Specular microscopy
  • Epithelial profiling (Optovue)
  • Anterior Segment OCT
  • Biometry work with immersion ( Alcon and Tomey) and optical biometers (Lenstar, IOL master 500, Nidek A-Scan, IOL master 700)
  • Aberrometry (iTrace, Zywave II, OPD 3, iDesign)
  • Optical Quality assessment (OQAS II, HD analyser)
  • Ultrasound Biomicroscopy (STS detection) and ICL planning
  • Advanced toric Lens Planning using Verion™ and Itrace™ platforms
  • Ray tracing biometry using Phacoptics™ and Pentacam HR ™
  • Customised cataract surgery planning for Multifocal and Trifocal IOLs
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point and Video editing.

Conferences Attended

  • 73rd AIOC: All Indian ophthalmological conference, 2015: CME attended from 5th-8th February 2015
  • Ophthalmic genetics and Genetic counseling for Clinicians and Basic Scientists- Conference and Workshop on 15-16th February 2014
  • YOU: Young ophthalmologists: CME attended on 8th and 9th March 2014
  • Avedro’s 3rd International Congress on Advanced Corneal Cross-Linking. Barcelona, Spain
  • IOL CLINIX: Art and science of IOLs in 3D: CME attended on 19th-20th April, 2014
  • 27th APACRS ANNUAL MEET, Jaipur 2014: CME attended from 13th-16th November, 2014
  • FOCUS 2013 Bombay Ophthalmic Association: CME attended from 2nd to 4th August 2013
  • Phaco Festival Confluence II 2012 Nethradhama: CME attended
  • Kalpavriksha ’12: CME programme attended from 23rd to 26th August 2012
  • EVIDENCE 2012: CME programme by LVPEI attended from 31st May to 3rd June 2012
  • Kalpavriksha ’11: CME programme attended from 25th to 28th August 2011
  • TRUE-D: Transforming Retinal surgeries using Emerging Innovations: CME attended on 24th and 25th May, 2014
  • Congress on Optic Nerve, Vasculature & emerging treatment: CME attended on 9th-10th August 2014
  • Indian Eye Research Group- ARVO India chapter: CME attended on 26th-27th July 2014
  • Congress on Optic Nerve, Vasculature & emerging treatment: CME attended on 9th-10th August 2014
  • MYCON: 33rd Karnataka State Ophthalmic conference: CME attended from 7th-9th November, 2014
  • Keratoconus theatre 2014, attended 25th—26th November 2014
  • 31st Annual Conference of Karnataka Ophthalmic Society: Attended from 2nd to 4th November 2012
  • MOSCON 2012 Maharashtra Ophthalmic Society: CME attended from 12th to 14th October 2012
  • FOCUS 2012 Bombay Ophthalmic Association: CME attended from 3rd to 5th August 2012
  • 30th Annual Conference of Karnataka Ophthalmic Society: Attended from 11th to 13th November 2011

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