Our Team - Deepak Kumar Bagga
Deepak Kumar Bagga, MBA, D.R. Opt.
Designation: Consultant Optometrist, Meera and L B Deshpande Centre for Sight Enhancement
Location: Kallam Anji Reddy Campus, Hyderabad
Deepak Kumar Bagga did his diploma in refraction and optometry from U P State Medical Faculty, Lucknow in 1998. This was followed by a two years fellowship in optometry from LVPEI Hyderabad. He then completed his Masters in Business Administration with specialization in Operations Management from the Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi. He is currently pursuing his PhD from School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Deepak started his career as an optometrist at Dr Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital in New Delhi and worked there for seven years. He was responsible to provide low vision services, administration of community outreach projects and academics. He was one of the team leaders for a multi-centric national survey ‘Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness (RAAB)’ conducted by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, and project manager for the ORBIS supported project ‘Controlling Refractive Errors in Delhi’.
Since 2007 he has been associated with LVPEI Hyderabad as a Consultant Optometrist. His clinical area of interest is - management of patients with low vision. He has rich and extensive experience of providing low vision services to more than 15,000 patients across all age groups with different ophthalmic conditions such as – AMD, Albinism, Aniridia, Cone Dystrophy, Diabetic Retinopathy, Glaucoma, Heredo-macular Degeneration, Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis, Microphthalmos, Optic Atrophy, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Retinopathy of prematurity, Rod Cone Dystrophy, Rod monochromatism, Stargardt’s disease, Stevens Johnson Syndrome, and many more.
His research interests lie in measuring impact of low vision on individual’s participation and quality of life, and various contextual factors that may affect participation. He has presented results of his research work in various national and international conferences and has published over 12 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He received Amjad Rahi Prize for best poster presentation in clinical sciences category, in Indian Eye Research Group meeting – ARVO India Chapter (2014).