Dr Manish Nagpal

Dr Manish Nagpal


Speciality : Ophthalmology

Superspeciality: Retina & Vitreous

Special Interests: Surgical Retina, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy , Ocular Trauma

Dr Manish Nagpal has a vast experience of over two decades in the speciality of Vitreo Retina and is at present the Director of RETINA FOUNDATION. He has over 30000 Vitreo Retinal surgeries to his credit and has extensive experience of handling complex cases which are referred to him from all across India and abroad. He is  also involved in clinical research and training and has to his credit over 150 research papers in national and international publications. He is a much sought after speaker at various national and international retinal forums for presenting his surgical experience and clinical research. He is also a Key Opinion Leader for collaboration on research with a lot of national and multinational ophthalmic companies.

He is a active international member of American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). American Society of Retina Specialists( ASRS)  , Vit Buckle Society, USA , Asia Pacific Vitreo Retinal Society (APVRS), All India Opthalmic Society (AIOS) , Vitreo Retinal Society of India (VRSI) and many other regional and Asian societies and forums and is regulary invited to present his surgical techniques and clinical research on these forums


Specialised Training and Qualifications

  • Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons in Ophthalmology ( FRCS), Edinburgh, UK
  • Fellowship In Retina and Vitreous, Retina Foundation, India
  • M.S.( Ophthalmology), M and J Institute Of Ophthalmology, University of Gujarat, India
  • M B.B.S ,B.J Medical College, University of Gujarat, Indiasis

Current Attachments

  • Director, Retina Foundation
  • Retina & Vitreous Services
  • Retina Foundation & Eye Research Centre,
  • Near The Underbridge, Shahibaug,
  • Ahmedabad- 380004 , Gujarat, India

Brief Profile

Dr Manish Nagpal finished his schooling from St Xaviers High School in 1988 and eventually cleared MBBS in 1993 from B J Medical College, Ahmedabad , Diploma Ophthalmology (DO) in 1994 and eventually MS in 1996 from M & J Western Regional Institute of Ophthalmology . After that he passed the Basic Science ICO exam in 1996 and the FRCS (Edin) in March 1997. During this period he also did clinical attachments at centres in United Kingdom such as Moor fields Eye Hopital, Oxford eye infirmary and Nottingham Queens Medical Centre with Prof Harminder Dua.

After that he joined Retina Foundation, Ahmedabad as a Retina fellow in 1997 and from 1999 has been working there as a Vitreo Retinal Consultant since then.

During this period he has travelled extensively and visited the clinics of premier Vitreo Retinal surgeons across the globe such as Steve Charles, Robert Wendell, Carl Claes, Claus Eckardt, Bernt Kirchoff, Hilel Lewis, Peter Kaiser, Susanna Binder, Zdenig Gregor, Ferenc Kuhn, Borja Corcostogui , Garcia Arumi etc to enhance surgical skills

He has been invited to do live surgery and laser demonstrations at various centres in India and abroad such as Nepal, Malaysia and Singapore. He has extensive publications in many peer review journals and has done pioneering work within India on Transpupillary Thermotherapy, Macular Translocation Surgery, Feeder Vessel treatment, Radial optic Neurotomy , Sheath decompression surgery and small gauge vitrectomy such as 25 and 23 gauge. He has various chapter publications in international books.

He has been a reviewer for Indian Journal of Ophthalmology for the last six years. He also reviews for the Journal EYE from UK, European Journal of Ophthalmology as well as Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology from New Zealand.He is the Editor - Retina of the Indian edition of Ophthalmology World Times (OWT) as well as the Indian edition of Ocular surgery news (OSN) He is a member of the All India Ophthalmic Society (AIOS), Vitreo Retinal Society of India (VRSI), Indian Society of Cataract and Refractive society(ISCRS) American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a International member of the American academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) since 2000 and American Society of Retinal Surgeons (ASRS) since 2007. He has also been a inspector for DNB for recognition of institutions for DNB candidature.

He has presented Posters, Instruction courses and booth talks at the International Council of Ophthalmology , AAO and APAO meetings regularly. He is also a approved guide for the FNB candidates training at Retina Foundation for a two year post doctoral Vitreo Retinal fellowship. Apart from this he is a regular guide to the fellowship program at Retina Foundation

He has a keen interest in making surgical videos and has won several awards in state and country meetings for video presentations. He has been awarded the Best paper of the retina sessions at All India Ophthalmological society 4 times. He regularly presents a video at the reputed Frankfurt Retina meeting in the participants section. He conducted a course at the American academy of ophthalmology meeting on Video Making Tips in 2005 and 2007.

He has conducted about 24 Surgical Live workshops at Retina Foundation over a period of 10 years and has conducted various international symposiums on Retina and Vitreous and Information technology for Ophthalmologists including co chairing the 59th Detachment course conducted by Ingrid Kreissig. He has a keen interest in spreading education about information technology in our field and has published articles related to the same in IJO and Ophthalmology Clinics of North America. He was one of the founder members of a interactive website isurgeons.com which was very popular with over 8000 eye surgeons all over the world.

He has been awarded the Achievement Award by the prestigious American Academy Of Ophthalmology for his regular contributions and participations as Instructor at the Annual American Academy Of Ophthalmology Meetings.

He also works closely with reputed firms like Alcon, Optimedica, Iridex and Heidelberg in spreading new concepts about upcoming instrumentation and technology. He is one of the international advisors to Alcon for development of new technology by the company. He has been invited by Alcon to participate in the Asia REACT held at Sydney and the International REACT meeting held in Switzerland. He has been recently invited by Optimedica to give talks on his experience with the new generation PASCAL laser and New Generation Vitrectomy Techniques and Systems at Japan , Malaysia, Taiwan and Phillipines .

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