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Dr. Ruchi Mittal

Retina Surgeon with 20+ Years Experience. Experienced in handling complex Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Macular Edema, Floaters, Age related macular degeneration cases.


1500+ Total retinal surgeries performed

Diabetic Retinopathy

handled 3500+ Diabetic Retinopathy cases

Retinopathy of Prematurity

Performed 10000+ Cataract Surgeries & MICS by Phacoemulsification technique.

Retinal Detachment

Performed 3000+ LASIK, ICL, Contoura Vision Surgery and PKR surgeries.

Dr. Ruchi Mittal - Retina Specialist in Ambala

Dr. Ruchi Mittal

Retina Surgeon, Diabetic Retinopathy Specialist

20+ Years Experience

Educational Qualification

MBBS: Madhya Pradesh Medical Science University, Jabalpur
MS (Ophthalmology): Ravishankar University, Raipur

Other Qualification

  • Fellowship in Vitreoretina at the prestigious Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai

Past Posts Held

Dr. Ruchi Mittal was incharge of Glaucoma services at Lions eye hospital, Hyderabad

Current Posts Held

  • Chief Retina Surgeon at Kapil Eye Hospital, Ambala
  • Chief Retina Surgeon at LJ Eye Institute, Ambala

Academic Activities

  • Involved in academics along with private practice with key interest in advanced lamellar corneal transplant surgeries, Ocular surface and childhood blindness.
  • He published research includes First Endothelial Keratoplasty in Congenital Hereditary Endothelial Dystrophy (CHED) in the world.
  • Have also published on management of childhood blindness secondary to firecracker burns using stem cell transplant.
  • Has been involved in research on stem cell transplant in collaboration with reputed centers in the world like LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India; AIIMS, New Delhi, India and Harvard Medical School, USA.
  • Involved in teaching and skill sharing in the form of instruction courses and performing Live surgeries at various ophthalmic meetings.
  • Fellowship in Vitreoretina from esteemed Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai
  • 13 publications in indexed journals
  • 10 presentations in regional and national ophthalmological society meetings
  • Invited lectures on diabetic retinopathy and age related macular degeneration at north zone ophthalmological society meeting
  • More than 17 years of clinical experience in Retina surgeries and Uveitis
  • Best scientific paper award in state ophthalmology society meeting
  • Visiting Cornea and Refractive surgeon at various eye hospitals in Ambala and northern parts of Haryana 2006-2017
  • Medical Director and Cornea Surgeon, Sanjivni Eye Care, Ambala, 2009- 2017
  • Founder, LJ Eye Institute, Ambala 2017
  • Medical Director and Senior Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon, LJ eye Insitute, 2017 till now
  • Mentor for Cornea Fellowship program at LJ Eye Institute- Trained 7 fellows so far.
  • Dr JC Luthra Gold Medal for best scientific paper, Uttaranchal state ophthalmic society meeting, 2008 (Endothelial Keratoplasty) and 2012 (Superficial anterior lamellar keratoplasty)
  • Dr TP Agarwal Trophy for best scientific paper (Cornea), Delhi Ophthalmic Society meeting, 2009
  • Certificate of Merit for the ‘BEST PAPER PRESENTATION’ at Trauma session at All India Ophthalmic Conference in 2004
  • Best Paper Award at annual Chhattisgarh state conference 2003 and 2004
  • Excellence Award by Haryana Ophthalmological Society 2019
  • Sadguru Medal for accomplishments in Ophthalmology by Sadguru Netra Chikitsalaya, Chitrakoot 2023
  • Young Achiever Award by Indian Society of Cornea & Keratorefractive Surgeons (ISCKRS)
  1. Jain R, Shuaib Y, Mohan N, Mittal V. (2023). Outcomes of topography-guided PRK/CXL in keratoconus using the NIDEK CXIII system-“Bharat Protocol” (Pilot study). Indian J Ophthalmol, 71(9):3203-3209. doi: 10.4103/IJO.IJO_295_23. PMID: 37602609; PMCID: PMC10565915.
  2. Singh K, Singh S, Singh KK, Vashist U, Kaur H, Jain N, Mittal V. (2023). Glauco-Claw: A novice implant for chronic angle-closure glaucoma. Indian J Ophthalmol, 71(7):2885-2888. doi: 10.4103/IJO.IJO_2678_22. PMID: 37417139; PMCID: PMC10491025.
  3. Mittal V, Jain N, Pandya Y, Chatterjee D. (2023). Customized Bowman-Stromal Inlay: An Attempt to Change the Topography of the Keratoconus Cornea. Cornea, 42(6):739-743. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000003257. PMID: 36977127.
  4. Chatterjee D, Mittal V. (2023). Novel custom designed toric piggyback intraocular lens for the correction of residual postoperative astigmatism. Indian J Ophthalmol, 71(5):2247-2250. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2198_22. PMID: 37202961; PMCID: PMC10391418.
  5. Narang P, Mittal V, Bansal M, Sehdev N, Yadav V. (2023). Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) aquarium: Diving in to learn DMEK surgical concepts. Indian J Ophthalmol, 71(3):996-998. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_1694_22. PMID: 36872725; PMCID: PMC10229940.
  6. Mittal V, Jain N, Vashist U, Shah V. Surgical application of Ong speculum in simple limbal epithelial transplantation and pterygium surgery. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2023 Mar;71(3):994-995. doi: 10.4103/IJO.IJO_2528_22. PMID: 36872724; PMCID: PMC10229916.
  7. Jain N, Shah V, Mittal V, Yadav V. Partial-thickness compression sutures without descemetopexy for management of acute hydrops in keratoconus: A novel surgical technique. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2023 Jan;71(1):281-286. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_2085_22. PMID: 36588252; PMCID: PMC10155567.
  8. Singh S, Rastogi P, Mittal V. Characterization of optical biopsy of lacrimal punctum and canaliculus based on its microscopic anatomy. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2022 Jan;32(1):NP267-NP268. doi: 10.1177/1120672120950937. Epub 2020 Aug 27. PMID: 32854546.
  9. Singh S, Mittal V, Nair AG, Kamal S. Dacryoendoscopic dynamic visualisation of canalicular-sac junction during blinking. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2022 Jan;32(1):NP264. doi: 10.1177/1120672119854925. Epub 2019 Jun 10. PMID: 31177845.
  10. Mittal V, Rathod D, Sehdev N. Bowman-stromal inlay using an intraocular lens injector for management of keratoconus. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2021 Dec 1;47(12):e49-e55. doi: 10.1097/j.jcrs.0000000000000644. PMID: 34846349.
  11. Mittal V, Sehdev N, Mittal R. Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty in Congenital Hereditary Endothelial Dystrophy: Initial Experiences. Cornea. 2021 Aug 1;40(8):972-976. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000002701. PMID: 33734164.
  12. Singh S, Narang P, Mittal V. Labial mucosa grafting for lid margin, anterior lamellar, and posterior lamellar correction in recurrent cicatricial entropion. Orbit. 2021 Aug;40(4):301-305. doi: 10.1080/01676830.2020.1782439. Epub 2020 Jun 25. PMID: 32586179.
  13. Singh S, Ali MJ, Mittal V, Brabletz S, Paulsen F. Immunohistological Study of Palpebral Lobe of the Lacrimal Gland in Severe Dry Eyes Secondary to Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. Curr Eye Res. 2021 Jun;46(6):789-795. doi: 10.1080/02713683.2020.1836227. Epub 2020 Oct 18. PMID: 33045170.
  14. Singh S, Sharma A, Mittal V, Ali MJ. Lacrimal drainage anomalies in Tessier cleft 3 with unilateral anophthalmos. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2021 Mar;31(2):NP12-NP14. doi: 10.1177/1120672119891475. Epub 2019 Nov 26. PMID: 31771345.
  15. Singh S, Mittal R, Narang P, Mittal V. Corneal epithelial hyperplasia masquerading as ocular surface squamous neoplasia. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020 Nov;68(11):2491-2492. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_264_20. PMID: 33120651; PMCID: PMC7774153.
  16. Singh S, Narang P, Vashist U, Mittal V. Histomorphological Changes in Lachrymal Glands of Patients With Chronic Stevens-Johnson Syndrome. Cornea. 2019 Sep;38(9):e39-e40. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000002037.
  17. Singh S, Mittal V, Vashist U, Mittal R, Narang P. Utility of intraocular endoscope for lacrimal canaliculi and sac examination. Int Ophthalmol. 2019 Aug;39(8):1879-1883. doi: 10.1007/s10792-018-1017-9. Epub 2018 Sep 12.PMID:30209647.
  18. Singh S, Mittal R, Narang P, Mittal V. Ocular surface squamous neoplasia in a setting of fungal keratitis: a rare co-occurrence. Int Ophthalmol. 2019 Mar;39(3):717-720. doi: 10.1007/s10792-018-0864-8. Epub 2018 Feb 8.PMID: 29423784.
  19. Singh S, Rajput A, Mohamed A, Mittal V. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography for measuring tear film meniscus height and its relationship with epiphora. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 Nov;66(11):1592-1594. doi:10.4103/ijo.IJO_292_18. PMID: 30355868; PMCID: PMC6213693.
  20. Narang P, Mittal V, Menon V, Bhaduri A, Chaudhuri BR, Honavar SG. Primary limbal stem cell transplantation in the surgical management of extensive ocular surface squamous neoplasia involving the limbus. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 Nov;66(11):1569-1573. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_348_18. PMID: 30355863; PMCID: PMC6213701.
  21. Singh S, Mittal V, Nair AG, Kamal S. In vivo observation of intracanalicular changes in association with blinking. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 Sep;66(9):1324-1325. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_240_18. PMID: 30127156; PMCID: PMC6113822.
  22. Mittal V, Mittal R, Singh S, Narang P, Sridhar P. Simulation Model for DMEK Donor Preparation. Cornea. 2018 Sep;37(9):1189-1191. doi:10.1097/ICO.0000000000001604. PMID: 29634676.
  23. Narang P, Singh S, Mittal V. Bilateral herpes simplex keratitis reactivation after lacrimal gland botulinum toxin injection. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 May;66(5):697-699. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_904_17. PMID: 29676321; PMCID: PMC5939169.
  24. Singh S, Singh M, Mittal V. Serendipitous use of light source of operating microscope in endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 Feb;66(2):299. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_769_17. PMID: 29380783; PMCID: PMC5819120.
  25. Singh S, Narang P, Sood A, Mittal V. Not all is lost: journey of a deep periorbital burn. BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Oct 27;2017:bcr2017221565. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2017-221565. PMID: 29079673; PMCID: PMC5665205.
  26. Singh S, Mulay K, Mittal V. Isolated nonpulsatile enophthalmos in neurofibromatosis: An uncommon entity. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2017 Oct;65(10):1063-1066. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_396_17. PMID: 29044092; PMCID: PMC5678320.
  27. Singh S, Narang P, Mittal V. Oral mucosal grafting combined with tenonplasty for ocular surface and lid margin reconstruction in an atypical sectorial chemical burn. BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Aug 23;2017:bcr2017221107. doi:10.1136/bcr-2017-221107. PMID: 28835428; PMCID: PMC5624005.
  28. Singh S, Narang P, Mittal V. Getting hooked: Eyelash in lacrimal punctum. Saudi J Ophthalmol. 2017 Jul-Sep;31(3):201-202. doi: 10.1016/j.sjopt.2017.05.004. Epub 2017 May 17. PMID: 28860926; PMCID:PMC5569326.
  29. Narang P, Mittal V, Mittal R, Mathur A. Ocular surface burn secondary to smart phone battery blast. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2017 Apr;65(4):326. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_495_16. PMID: 28513501; PMCID: PMC5452589.
  30. Mittal V, Narang P, Menon V, Mittal R, Honavar S. Primary Simple Limbal Epithelial Transplantation Along With Excisional Biopsy in the Management of Extensive Ocular Surface Squamous Neoplasia. Cornea. 2016 Dec;35(12):1650-1652. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000000953. PMID: 27442321.
  31. Narang P, Mohamed A, Mittal V, Sangwan VS. Cataract surgery in chronic Stevens-Johnson syndrome: aspects and outcomes. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Nov;100(11):1542-1546. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2015-308041. Epub 2016 Feb 22. PMID: 26903523.
  32. Vazirani J, Ali MH, Sharma N, Gupta N, Mittal V, et al. Autologous simple limbal epithelial transplantation for unilateral limbal stem cell deficiency: multicentre results. Br J Ophthalmol.2016 Oct;100(10):1416-20. doi: 10.1136/bjophthalmol-2015-307348. Epub 2016 Jan 27. PMID: 26817481.
  33. Mittal V, Jain R, Mittal R, Vashist U, Narang P. Successful management of severe unilateral chemical burns in children using simple limbal epithelial transplantation (SLET). Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 Aug;100(8):1102-8. doi:10.1136/bjophthalmol-2015-307179. Epub 2015 Dec 23. PMID: 26701687.
  34. Mittal V, Jain R, Mittal R. Ocular Surface Epithelialization Pattern After Simple Limbal Epithelial Transplantation: An In Vivo Observational Study. Cornea. 2015 Oct;34(10):1227-32. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000000573. PMID: 26266437.
  35. Mittal V, Jain R, Mittal R, Sangwan VS. Post-laser in situ keratomileusis interface fungal keratitis. Cornea. 2014 Oct;33(10):1022-30. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000000227. PMID: 25170582.
  36. Mittal V, Mittal R, Jain R, Sangwan VS. Incidental central tear in Descemet membrane endothelial complex during Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty. BMJ Case Rep. 2014 Jun 27;2014:bcr2013202935. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2013-202935. PMID: 24973345; PMCID: PMC4078533.
  37. Mittal V, Mittal R, Maheshwari R. Combined endothelial keratoplasty and clear lens extraction for corneal decompensation in irido-corneal endothelial syndrome. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2014 May;62(5):651-3. doi:10.4103/0301-4738.118435. PMID: 24088632; PMCID: PMC4065527.
  38. Mittal V, Mittal R. Challenges in pediatric endothelial keratoplasty. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2014 Feb;62(2):251-4. doi: 10.4103/0301-4738.128638. PMID:24618494; PMCID: PMC4005247.
  39. Mittal V, Mittal R. Intracameral and topical voriconazole for fungal corneal endoexudates. Cornea. 2012 Apr;31(4):366-70. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0b013e318233f0a8. PMID: 22410613.
  40. Singh K, Mittal V, Kaur H. Oval capsulorhexis for phacoemulsification in posterior polar cataract with preexisting posterior capsule rupture. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2011 Jul;37(7):1183-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jcrs.2011.04.017. PMID:21700098.
  41. Mittal V, Mittal R, Singh D. Simultaneous bilensectomy and endothelial keratoplasty for angle-supported phakic intraocular lens-induced corneal decompensation. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2011 Jul-Aug;59(4):314-7. doi:10.4103/0301-4738.82004. PMID: 21666321; PMCID: PMC3129761.
  42. Mittal V, Mittal R, Sangwan VS. Successful Descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty in congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy. Cornea.2011 Mar;30(3):354-6. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0b013e3181e8441a. PMID: 21045677.
  43. Mittal V, Mittal R, Sharma PC. Voriconazole-refractory fungal infection of phacoemulsification tunnel. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2010 Sep-Oct;58(5):434-7. doi:10.4103/0301-4738.67072. PMID: 20689204; PMCID: PMC2992924.
  44. Garg P, Chaurasia S, Vaddavalli PK, Muralidhar R, Mittal V, Gopinathan U. Microbial keratitis after LASIK. J Refract Surg. 2010 Mar;26(3):209-16. doi:10.3928/1081597X-20100224-07. Epub 2010 Mar 11. PMID: 20229954.
  45. Ramamurthy B, Mittal V, Rani A, Ram M, Sangwan VS. Spontaneneous hydrops in pellucid marginal degeneration: documentation by OCT-III. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2006 Aug;34(6):616-7. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2006.01289.x. PMID:16925716.
  46. Mittal V, Sangwan VS, Fernandes M, Thomas R. Survival analysis of conjunctival limbal grafts and amniotic membrane transplantation in eyes with total limbal stem cell deficiency. Am J Ophthalmol. 2006 Mar;141(3):599-600;author reply 600. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2005.11.046. PMID: 16490530.
  1. Mittal V. Bullous keratopathy in pseudophakia. In:Second ed. Master Techniques in Ophthalmic Surgery: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, 2015 :107.113.
  2. Mittal V. Corneal laceration or perforation. In:Second ed. Master Techniques in Ophthalmic Surgery: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, 2015 :125.130.
  3. Singh D, Mittal V. Fuchs Endothelial Dystrophy. Chapter in
  4. Mittal V. Endothelial Keratoplasty in Endothelial dysfunctions. DOS Times – Vol. 18, No. 4 October, 2012