Dr. Vilas A. Bidaye
Pioneer and founder of our Institute - Dr. Vilas Bidaye had completed MBBS in 1961 from Baroda Medical College, M. S. University, Vadodara (Gujarat). He got this Diploma in Ophthalmology in 1962, and then earned his degree M.S.(Ophth.) again from M.S. University, Vadodara.
His strong urge to perform quality work in Ophthalmology compelled him to start Solo Ophthalmic Private Practice in 1962. Few years later, A door of opportunity was opened for him by his teacher and first Mentor Dr. Sudhalkar, who forced him to join Medical college, again, for his Master`s Degree.
Second opportunity also followed soon, when he became first assistant to Dr. P. B. Banaji, an eminent eye surgeon from Mumbai, for his fortnightly visit to the newly formed Retinal Clinic in Vadodara. Here he got an opportunity to lay his hands on Photo-Coagulator Machine (Pre- Laser Era), used for treating Retinal diseases. Dr. Vilas worked with him from 1969 to 1979 and gathered waste experience from this world famous Ophthalmologist-his second Mentor. This association aroused his interest in Retinal Services and he visited Massachusetts Eye Infirmary in Boston, USA in 1973 to learn more about retina.
Dr. Vilas Bidaye was the first Eye Surgeon to successfully perform Intraocular Lens implant surgery ( IOLs) way back in 1980 in the state of Gujarat. This he could do only after seeing the videos and learning the technique from American Journals. He then visited Japan in 1981 to learn more about Implant technology from the Master- Dr. Akira Momose, who became his third Mentor. His association with this Mentor is still alive. He introduced Secondary Lens Implant Surgery in 1984, for already operated (Aphakic) patients, with lack or absence of Posterior Capsular support.
He was also the first surgeon to introduce Small Incision Cataract Surgery as non-phaco (without Phaco-machine) technique way back in 1993. This was followed very soon by the state of the art Phacoemulsification Surgery for cataract removal and later on by foldable and premium IOL implants.
Dr. Bidaye had a penchant for introducing new technologies and was the first to introduce many new techniques in Eye Surgery. Use of Portable Cryo Surgery Technique in Eye Camps was his first contribution, way back in late sixties. Use of Operating Microscope in ophthalmic surgery started by him in early eighties, YAG LASER microsurgery in the private sector in the state in late eighties and Small Incision Cataract Surgery in early nineties was another. He invented a new instrument and called it `Bidaye Phaco-punch’ for Small incision non-phaco caratact surgery. This technique, being an economical technique against the expensive Phaco-technique became popular technique in developing countries like Philippine, Shri Lanka etc.
"NETRAMANI" This word was coined by Dr. Vilas Bidaye in 1982 when he wanted to translate his booklet on IOL Surgery into vernacular languages.
He has been constantly upgrading his skills through numerous National and International Conferences and workshops. He has presented live surgical videos, chaired National and International Scientific Sessions and has consented to be guest faculty to demonstrate Live Surgery in various seminars and conferences throughout India in an endeavor to share his vast surgical experience. He was honored to Judge the Scientific Free Papers at State and National level, several times.
Being a person with philanthropic mind he made his expertise available to poor and underprivileged people by rendering his free services in Eye-Camps for several years. He conducted a Centre for Prevention of Blindness in a remote and backward rural area of Panchmahal district for three decades. With his strong desire to make the new Implant Technology available to poor needy patients he established `Dr. A. R. Bidaye Memorial Trust, in 1989, in the name of his late father and made this modern technology to reach underprivileged people by performing 100 free surgeries per year. This activity is even continued to day.
Dr. Paras A. Mehta
M.S. (Ophth), F.R.E.C.
Dr. Paras A. Mehta completed his post-graduation in ophthalmology in the year 2001 from Shree. M. P. Shah Medical College, Jamnagar. During his residency, he was fortunate to get training from Dr. Amit Mehta, Dr. A. R. Kaundinya, Dr. Manju Sainath and immense guidance from Dr. Piyushbhai Matalia.
His carrier took sudden upward turn when he joined post-graduate fellowship under Dr. Abhay R. Vasavada, Ahmedabad. Dr. Vasavada turned this "General Ophthalmologist" into an "Expert Phaco Surgeon" within 2 years. And since then, his far-sighted guidance always reamins with Dr. Paras Mehta.
After completion of fellowship, Dr. Paras Mehta joined a trust hospital in Una - a medium sized town. Here, with the ample help of trustees, he developed the ophthalmic department almost right from the scratch, and did enumerous successful surgeries, which were very rare to get done in biggest cities also.
In 2007, life changed once again, when he joined Dr. Vilas Bidaye, Vadodara. This senior-most ophthalmologist just passed on his bag full of experience to Dr. Paras Mehta. As a result, they could establish the fastest growing and a best equipped benchmarked hospital - The Baroda Eye Institute.
His passion for quality has helped him get best results in his clinical practice. He presented his work at various state and national level conferences. Honesty, Integrity and Humane approach to all patients is unique to him.
Apart from an expert phaco surgeon, he is an expert technologist. He has developed enumerous software and hardware solutions to make ophthalmic practice superior in many respects. His solutions has been accepted world-wide as a standard practice tools. He was awarded "MCSD" certification from Microsoft Inc. in the year 1999. Thereafter, he has developed a lot many softwares which helps ophthalmologist all around.
Software for practice management and visual acuity testing are his contribution to ophthalmic world. Many reknowned ophthalmologists, both in India and abroad, use it proudly.
His technological passion enabled him mentoring at "MIT HealthTech WorkShop" held in association with Massachuates Institute of Technology, BITS Pilani and L V Prasad Eye Institute in July 2013 at Hyderabad. And thereafter at IIT, Bombay in January 2014.
His passion towards quality and perfection resulted in being the first ISO 9001:2008 certified eye hospital in Vadodara for "Examination and Treatment of Eye Diseases".
While excellence in ophthalmic treatment & catarct surgery is being his prime objective, there are lot other innovations e.g. highly advanced EMR systems, Visual Acuity Measurement Charts, Innovative patient education touch-display, Full Hospital Electrical Automation are in his basket.
Dr. Purvi P. Mehta
M. B. B. S., D. Ped.
In addition to being experienced pediatrician, she is looking after hospital administration, human resources, infrastructure and general hospital activities for Baroda Eye Institute.
As she takes most of the burden of hospital management, our doctors and other team are at ease of focusing their energy at better patient care.
Dr. Rutvi V. Mehta
M. S. (Ophth) F. A. E. H.
Pediatric Ophthalmologist & Strabismologist
Dr. Rutvi V. Mehta is a self-motivated opthalmologist who has extensive knowledge in assessing the medical needs of pediatric patients and creating suitbale treatment plans for them. She has completed her post-graduation in ophthalmology in year 2017 from well-reupted B. J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and got experience of handling comprehensive ophthalmology cases.
In 2018, her journey towards pediatric ophthalmology started, when she joined as a senior resident in pediatric ophthalmology and squint clinic in the same institute. Where she performed various squint surgeries under the immense guidance of Dr. Kalpit Shah and Dr. Hansa Thakkar. She served children through various camps organized at wankaner with an esteemed mentor Dr. Mihir Kothari. To strengthen her journey, she joined as a pediatric ophthalmology fellowship at Arvind Eye Institute, Madurai and got experience of 18 months in pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus related cases. She had various case-presentations at international webinars on Nystagmus.
She moved to Vadodara and joined as a pediatric ophthalmologists and strabismologist at Baroda Eye Institute in 2021.
B.Sc., DMLT, PGDHM
Ophthalmic Operation Theatre Assistant. Worked as Laboratory technician at ART Center, EMT in 108 EMRI Services. An excellent musician too.
Senior Operation Theatre Assistant, has experience of managing ophthalmic theatre and Ophthalmic OPD assistance for more than 25 years.
Front Desk Manager ensures perfection at our front-desk for premium patient experience.
A well-qualified and experienced optometrist does all optometric tests, refraction and contact lens fitting. He is specially qualified for Low Vision Aids too.