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Dr. Rashmi Mittal





MS Ophthalmology (CMC, Vellore), Fellowship in cornea and anterior segment (LVPEI, Hyderabad)

Dr. Rashmi Mittal is a cornea, cataract and refractive surgeon in our institute and is trained from L.V. Prasad eye institute, Hyderabad and Cleveland clinic, Ohio, USA. She did her masters in ophthalmology from Christian Medical College, Vellore where she was awarded with the gold medal and “Best outgoing student” prize. She has completed all steps of FICO, UK and also received her Diplomate in nation board (DNB) in ophthalmology. Dr. Rashmi has presented several papers, posters and videos at various national and international forums. She has several publications to her credit in various international peer reviewed journals and has a keen interest in research in the field of cornea and ocular surface reconstruction. Her main areas of clinical interest include corneal transplants, infectious keratitis and keratoconus in addition to phacoemulsification and LASIK. She is extensively trained in ocular surface reconstruction procedures like amniotic membrane transplantation, surgeries involving the stem cells in the eye (SLET), mucous membrane grafts (MMG) and artificial corneal transplantation (keratoprosthesis) for complex ocular surface diseases such as ocular chemical burns, Steven Johnson syndrome and ocular surface squamous neoplasia. She aspires to reduce the incidence and morbidity related to corneal blindness and to provide outstanding and affordable care to all the patients.
  • MS Ophthalmology (CMC, Vellore)
  • Fellowship in cornea and anterior segment (LVPEI, Hyderabad)
  • Cataract, Cornea, Ocular Surface & Refractive Surgery
  • Undergraduate, Indian Council for Medical Research Short-term studentship 2004 - Primary Investigator on a project titled “Phenomenon of Emperipolesis”.
  • Procured Distinction in Anatomy, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Pathology, Forensic Medicine, Ophthalmology, ENT, and Obstetrics and Gynecology in the University Examinations.
  • Finalist at the Allergan academic achievers award “ERUDIO 2013”
  • Gold medal and “Best outgoing student” award in MS ophthalmology, CMC, Vellore, 2013
  • Best poster award at the ARVO – India organized by the Indian eye research group in 2014 at Hyderabad, India.
  • 2nd prize in i-quest held at ARVO – India organized by the Indian eye research group in 2015 at Hyderabad, India.
  • Invited as faculty at bug busters – 2017 held at LVPEI, Hyderabad, India in 2017
  • Invited as faculty at Delhi ophthalmic society (DOS) annual meet in 2018 at New Delhi, India
  • Best paper presentation award at Delhi ophthalmic society (DOS) annual meet in 2018 at New Delhi, India
  1. 2016-2017: Consultant, Ophthalmology, Eye-Q superspeciality eye hospital, Gurgaon
  2. 2017-2018: Consultant, Ophthalmology, Ahooja eye and dental institute, Gurgaon
  3. 2019- 2022: Consultant, Ophthalmology, Jamshedpur eye Hospital, Jamshedpur
  1. Mittal R. Superficial punctate keratitis: A diagnostic dilemma. Oman J Ophthalmol. 2021 Feb 27;14(1):62-63
  2. Mittal R, Ahooja H. Thermo-cauterization and amniotic membrane grafting for extensive hydrops in a child with vernal keratoconjunctivitis. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020 Apr;68(4):644-645
  3. Mittal R, Peter J, Mani T, David S. Visual outcome and patient satisfaction after cataract surgery: A pragmatic study. Clinical Epidemiology and Global Health. 2019 Sep;7(3):509-12
  4. Mittal R, Ahooja H, Sapra N. Corneal “plaque” formation after anti-acanthamoeba therapy in acantamoeba keratitis. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 Nov;66(11):1623-24
  5. Chaurasia S, Mittal R, Bichappa G, Ramappa M, Murthy SI. “Clinical characterization of posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy in patients of Indian ethnicity.” Int Ophthalmol. 2017 august; 37(4):945-952
  6. Mittal R, Senthil S. Re: Ang et al: Graft failure and intraocular pressure control after keratoplasty in iridocorneal endothelial syndrome. Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Oct 26. (Letter to editor)
  7. Ravuri S, Mittal R, Bagga B. Re: Topical 5% natamycin with oral Ketoonazole in filamentous fungal keratitis: A randomized controlled trial. Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila). 2015 Nov-Dec;4(6):399
  8. John D, Philip SS, Mittal R, John SS, Paul P. “Spectrum of firework injuries in children: A 5-year retrospective study during a festive season in Southern India”. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2015 Nov;63(11):843-846
  9. Mittal R, Garg P. Re: Said et al.: Collagen cross-linking with photoactivated riboflavin (PACK-CXL) for the treatment of advanced infectious keratitis with corneal melting (Ophthalmology 2014;121:1377-82). Ophthalmology. 2014 Dec;121(12):67-8. (Letter to editor)
  10. Pradhan ZS, Mittal R, Jacob P. “Rigid Gas-Permeable Contact Lenses for the Visual Rehabilitation for traumatized eyes in Children.” Cornea. 2014 May;33(5):486-9
  11. Mittal R, Garg P. Re: Ang et al: Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty with anterior chamber intraocular lenses: complications and 3-year outcomes. Br J Ophthalmol. 2014 Oct;98(10):1463. (Letter to editor)
  12. R Mittal, P. Jacob. “Nocardia Keratitis: A case series”. e-journal of Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R Medical university