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Dr. Purnima Sahni Sood

MBBS(GNDU), MD(Opthalmology), Vitreo-Retina fellowship

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  • Name : Dr. Purnima Sahni Sood
  • Nationality : Indian
  • Phone : 011-29847700/7800/7900
  • E-mail :
  • Reg. No. DMC : 26664
  • Branch of Specialization : Ophthalmology (Eye)
  • Area of Special Training : Vitreo-retina specialist

Professional Qualifications

QualificationYear of PassingAggregate/DivisionName of University
M.B.B.S. Dec 1990 66.2% / First Govt. Medical College,GNDU, Amritsar
M.D. (Opthalmology) Aug 1996 60% / First (University Topper) Govt. Medical College,Punjabi University
Vitreo-Retina fellowship July 2004 Pass Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences,Karnataka.

Work Experience

Presently working as:
  • Senior consultant Vitreo Retina, MM Eyetech Institute, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi since 2006.
  • Associate Director, Ophthalmology, Jaypee Hospital, Noida.
  • Senior Retina Consultant at Max Hospital, Gurgaon.
Prviously worked as:
  • Centre for sight, safdarjung enclave, working with the Retina management group.
  • Worked at Retina Institute of Karnataka, Bangalore wef July 2004 to March 2005.
  • Underwent Vitreo-retina fellowship in Retina Institute of Karnataka, Bangalore, awarded by Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences.
  • Worked as a Consultant at Vittala Institute of Ophthalmology & Prabha Eye Clinic, Bangalore.
  • Worked as Senior Resident ( Registrar ) in the Department of Opthalmology, Dr. R.P. Govt. Medical College, Tanda at Dharamshala,H.P. for 4 years from 3-2-1999 to 13-2-2003.
  • Worked for 6 months as Eye Specialist in Lok Kalyan Samiti, a charitable Eye Hospital, New Delhi.
  • Worked as Medical Officer in Punjab State Medical Services for one year.

Research/ Publications/Presentations

  • Instruction course at the All India Ophthalmological Society in 2016, 2017, 2018 & 2019 on Optical Coherence Tomography for General Ophthalmologists.
  • Lecture on OCT in retinal diseases at Max Ophthal conference in July 2018.
  • Presented a paper at North Zone Opthalmological Society conference at Shimla in Sep. 1995 titled- " USE OF COLLAGEN CORNEAL SHIELDS FOR RECURRENT CORNEAL EROSIONS''.
  • Contributed a chapter as co-author- "MACULA- IDIOPATHIC SENILE MACULAR HOLE, AGE RELATED MACULAR DEGENERATION AND MACULAR PUCKER'', in the book ' Current Opthalmology' ed. Dr. Gill.
  • Topic for research in thesis work was " FUNDUS FLUORESCEIN ANGIOSCOPY IN PATIENTS WITH UVEITIS".
  • Publication in an international indexed journal "Ophthalmic Epidemiology" in May 2003, titled 'Seasonal Epidemic of Caterpillar hair injury in Kangra District, India'.
  • Presented a lecture on Diabetic Retinopathy in a training course of general physicians organized by The University of Newcastle, Australia and TUNNDA in April 2004.
  • Paper presentation at KOS Annual State Conference at Belgaum in Nov. 2003: Autofluoresence in Macular Diseases.
  • Paper presentation at KOS Annual State Conference at Bellary in Nov. 2004: Treatment of Choroidal neovascular membrane in pathologic myopia.
  • Papers presented at Retina meets of KOS --
    i) FEVR –a case presentation.
    ii) Retinochoroidal anastomosis.
    iii) Post-inflammatory CNVM.
    iv) Choroidal hemangioma.
    v) Choroidal secondaries.
  • Lecture on Endophthalmitis at medical college, Meerut in 2005.
  • Presentation at IIRSI, national conference as invited faculty, in 2012 and 2013, on posterior segment effects of cataract surgery.
  • Presentation at Delhi Ophthalmological Society (DOS) 2014 annual conference, as faculty, on " Effect of intravitreal AntiVEGF's on Tractional retinal detachment "
  • Presentation at annual conference of Vitreo retinal society of India ( VRSI ) 2014 – " ? RAP, ? macroaneurysm, ? BRVO, ? AMD, ? PCV, ? new entity ".
  • Instruction course at All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS), annual conference in Feb 2105 – on Diabetic Retinopathy.