Dr Rajesh Fogla


    MBBS in 1992 (Gold Medalist) from Gauhati Medical College, Assam

    DNB (Ophthalmology) 1997, National Board of Examinations, New Delhi.

    Fellowship in Cornea at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, INDIA

    FRCS (Edin) in 1998, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, UK

    M Med (Ophthalmology) in 1998, National University of Singapore


    Consultant Cornea Services,  Sankara Nethralaya, 1998 -2005

    Consultant Ophthalmologist, Apollo Hospitals, Colombo, Sri Lanka 2002 -2003
    (Dr Fogla set up the eye clinic at Apollo Hospitals, Colombo and also introduced LASIK
    procedure for the first time in Sri Lanka in 2002)

    Senior Consultant, Director Cornea Clinic, Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad, 2005 - present

    Visiting Consultant Eye Surgeon, Lanka Hospitals, Colombo, Srilanka


    Gold medal in MBBS 1992

    TLK Rao Memorial Award 2000

    OmPrakash Oration Award 2006

    L C Dutta Oration Award 2011

    SICSSO Gold Medal 2014

    IIRSI Gold Medal 2014

    AAO achievement award 2014

    JOS Gold Medal 2015

Areas of Interest

    Over 18 years of clinical experience in anterior segment surgery

    Management of wide variety of corneal disorders, including infections, ocular surface
    disease, allergic eye disease, ectatic disorders, & refractive conditions

    Refractive surgery including laser refractive surgery (PRK, LASIK, LASEK, ASA), phakic IOL
    (Visian ICL, Verisyes), Multifocal IOL's & Customized IOL's

    Micro-incision cataract surgery (phacoemulsification) ensuring perfect unaided vision
    following the cataract surgery. Cataract surgery in difficult cases, minimising risk of

    Corneal transplantation surgery including penetrating keratoplasty (PK), Deep Anterior
    Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK), Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty
    (DSAEK), & Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK). Dr Fogla was the first
    surgeon in INDIA to perform Corneal endothelial transplantation surgery (Deep Lamellar
    Endothelial Keratoplasty) in 2004, and also the first surgeon in INDIA to perform DMEK
    surgery in 2009. He has designed various instruments used for DALK and DMEK surgery
    manufactured by Storz Ophthalmics, USA & Janach Instruments, Italy

    Introduced collagen crosslinking procedure in INDIA in 2005, and with a decade of
    experience in this procedure, provides various options in the management of corneal
    ectasia such as keratoconus.

    Keratoconus management with various options such as specialised customized collagen
    crosslinking, contact lens fitting, INTACS implantation, Phakic IOL implantation, DALK
    surgery and Laser assisted corneal transplantation surgery.

    Over 100 publications and presentations - both at international and national forums and
    peer reviewed journals.

    Reviewer for several peer reviewed ophthalmic journals, such as the American Journal of
    Ophthalmology, Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Indian Journal of Ophthalmology,
    Ophthalmology, & Cornea

    Actively involved in teaching and training of fellows and other doctors, via fellowship
    programs, courses, instruction courses, clinical programs and wet lab courses.

    Founder member of Cornea Society of India, and General Secretary of the society.
    Conducted the first meeting of cornea specialists in INDIA in 2013. Keracon 2013



  • American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • Cornea Society USA
  • Cornea Society of India (CSI)
  • International Ocular Surface Society (IOSS)
  • All India Ophthalmic Society (AIOS)
  • National University of Singapore (NUS)
  • Andhra Pradesh State Ophthalmic Society (APSOS)
  • Hyderabad Ophthalmic Association (HOA)
  • Rotary Club of Hyderabad
  • Eye Bank Association of India (EBAI)
Tel 91 40 23607777,  Fax 91 40 23608050 ,24 hours emergency services call 1066
Cornea Clinic - Eye Department - Apollo Hospitals, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad 500096, Telangana,  INDIA
Cornea Clinic - toll free number 1600 345 1066, other numbers 91 40 23607777 ext 6333
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