Dr. Raghuraj Hegde

Consultant, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery & Ophthalmic Oncology Service, Ophthalmology


MBBS - JSS Medical College, Mysore | MS Ophthalmology - Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Kolkata (RIO-K)

Fellowship & Membership

  • Fellowship in Orbit, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery and Ophthalmic Oncology, National University Hospital, Singapore. (NUHS)
  • Fellow of All India Collegium of Ophthalmologists (F.A.I.C.O) - Oculoplastic Surgery
  • All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS)
  • Asia Pacific Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeons (APSOPRS)
  • Oculoplastics Association of India (OPAI)
  • Karnataka Ophthalmic Society (KOS)
  • Bangalore Ophthalmic Society (BOS)
  • Director (India), The Vision Mission, Singapore – A non-profit organization providing free eye care in areas of need in Africa, South and East Asia

Field of Expertise

  • Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery is a subspecialty of Ophthalmology which deals with the management of deformities and abnormalities of the orbit (eye socket), eyelids, tear ducts, and the face
  • Eyelid Surgeries- Ptosis Correction Surgery, Ectropion & Entropion repair
  • Eyelid Reconstructions,Orbital Surgery- Orbitotomies, Enucleation, Eviceration, Exenteration, Socket Reconstruction, Prosthetic Eyes, Dermis Fat Grafting
  • Lacrimal Surgeries- Dacryocystorhinostomy, Balloon Canaliculoplasty & Dacryoplasty
  • Dry Eye Management- Medical and Surgical Treatments,Trauma Care – Eyelid & Canalicular laceration repair
  • Repair of Orbital and other facial fractures
  • Ophthalmic Oncology- Management of various eye, eyelid, orbital & adnexal tumors
  • Management of Paediatric Eye cancers like Retinoblastoma, Neuroblastoma, Rhabdomyosarcoma, and others
  • Management of Thyroid Eye Disease (TED) and other orbital inflammatory diseases,Facial cosmetic procedures- Blepharoplasty, Brow lifts, Facelifts, Botox, Tissue fillers and Facial Rejuvenation,Rehabilitation of facial nerve palsy and other cranial nerve palsies

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Kannada
  • Hindi
  • Bengali
  • Tulu

Awards & Achievements

  • Podium Presentation and Panellist at American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Annual Fall Meeting (ASOPRS) 2014 in Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Awards for paper and poster presentations in various national and international conferences,
  • nvited faculty, Panellist, Moderator, Guest speaker in multiple regional, national and international conferences
  • Recipient of travel grants to present papers at ASOPRS, USA (2014) & APAO, Singapore (2016)
  • Publications in several National and International peer-reviewed medical journals
  • Has contributed several chapters in textbooks for under-graduation and post-graduation in Ophthalmology and Dermatology
  • Guest speaker for International Safe Riding Initiative Conference in New Delhi in May 2018. Conference conducted by the Central Road Research Institute (CRRI), Government of India. The topic of the talk was "Impact of using Helmets in preventing facial and head injuries--A Trauma Surgeon's perspective"
  • Guest speaker and panelist at Workshop for "Competitionissues in the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Sector" organized by Competition Commission of India (CCI)- Government of India in August 2018. The topic of the panel discussion was “Prescription of generic versus branded drugs: Issues and Way forward'',Multiple published articles on healthcare and medical procedures in mainstream newspapers and magazines.
  • A regular contributor on Firstpost, Dentcare, Quora, and Docplexus
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