Sharang R. Wartikar

Dr. Sharang R. Wartikar

RETINA SURGEON

Dr. Sharang Wartikar is a young, compassionate eye specialist and a skilled vitreo-retinal surgeon with over a decade of experience in his field. His expertise lies in performing Retinal Lasers and Retinal Surgeries. These include Scleral buckling surgeries and Micro Incision Vitrectomy Surgeries (MIVS) for various vitreo-retinal diseases. His work on MIVS has been published in renowned international journals and he has contributed chapters on important retinal conditions like Diabetic Retinopathy in international textbooks.

Registration : Maharashtra Medical Council, Reg. No.: 2001/03/1709
Memberships : AIOS (W-11269), VRSI (W-307), BOA (2010-10L), Committee Member of TOA (L-W001)

Vitreo-Retinal Consultant (in past) : 1. Bombay City Eye Institute & Research Centre, Mumbai.
2. K. B. Haji Bachooali Charitable Hospital, Parel.

Vitreo-Retinal Consultant (present) : 1. Jupiter Hospital, Thane
2. Devkunj Eye Hospital, Mulund

Bhaskar Eye Clinic : 1. Fully equipped Retina Centre in Thane

Visiting vitreo-retinal consultant at various setups in Mumbai & Thane

Experience in Retina & Vitreous:

  • Diagnostics: Fundus photography, Fluorescein and ICG Angiography and OCT [Certified by University of Wisconsin Reading Centre, US and Vienna Reading Centre, Austria], Ultrasonography [B-scan and Ultra-Bio-Microscopy].
  • Lasers: Slit-lamp and Binocular indirect delivery systems.
  • Surgeries: Scleral buckling procedures and pars plana vitrectomies including small gauge surgeries, for various vitreo-retinal diseases.

Research Experience:

  • Study Coordinator for VIEW-2 (VEGF Trap-Eye: Investigation of Efficacy and Safety in Wet AMD) sponsored by Bayer Schering Pharma, Berlin.
  • Study Coordinator for EOP1013 (Role of Macugen in Diabetic Macular Edema) sponsored by OSI-Eyetech, New York and Pfizer Inc., New London.
  • Research Assistant at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai for -
  • “Developing Clinical Indicators” for Maharashtra Health System Development Project (MHSDP) funded by the World Bank.
  • “Evaluation of NGOs”, a World Bank assisted Cataract-Blindness Control Project for Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

PRESENTATIONS

  • “Comparison of endoscopic view of ports in 20, 25 & 23-G vitrectomy in relation to vitreous incarceration”: American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2007, New Orleans.
  • Paper on "Comparative study of efficacy and safety of pars-plana vitrectomy using 20, 23 and 25 gauge entry systems" at All India Ophthalmology Conference 2009, Jaipur.
  • Video on “Fall and rise of posterior polar cataract” at All India Ophthalmology Conference 2009, Jaipur.
  • S. Nataraja Award for Best Paper in Retina at All India Ophthalmology Conference 2008, Bangalore.
  • Second Prize in Free Paper presentation at Gujarat Ophthalmological Society’s Annual Convention, 2007, Mehsana.
  • Bombay Ophthalmological Association Meet, 2007, Mumbai.
  • Gujarat Ophthalmological Society’s Annual Convention, 2006, Ahmedabad.

Publications

  • "Comparison of clinical outcomes and wound dynamics of sclerotomy ports of 20, 25 and 23 gauge vitrectomy". Retina, 2009, Vol. 29, No.2. Pages 225-231.
  • Chapter on “Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy” in Fundus Fluorescein and Indocyanine Green Angiography: A Textbook and Atlas.
  • Chapter on “Complications in Vitreo-Retinal Surgery” in Complications in Ocular Surgery: A guide to managing the most common challenges.
  • “Vitrectomy: when things go wrong”. Expert Review of Ophthalmology, August 2007, Vol. 2, No. 4, Pages 645-660.
  • “Retina: 2007, the year that was”. Ophthalmology World Report Jan-08.

Past Educational Distinctions

  • Second Prize in the Bombay Medical Congress Inter-collegiate Symposium Competition in 1998, Mumbai.
  • National Talent Search (N.T.S.) Scholarship in 1993 held by the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi.
  • High School Scholarship Awardee for the year 1990 held by the Educational Division of Government of Maharashtra.

Other Interests

  • Computers, Photography, Fine Arts, Trekking, Sports and Music.

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