Dr. Gaurav Luthra (Director – Drishti Eye Institute)

Dr Gaurav Luthra, an internationally renowned eye surgeon is the Director of Drishti Eye Institute & specializes in advanced Cataract & Laser Refractive Eye Surgery. He is an alumnus of Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi.

His primary areas of interest are:

  • Pediatric & Challenging Cataract Surgery
  • New Technology IOLs
  • ​Keratoconus
  • Refractive Surgery-LASIK, ReLEX SMILE, CONTOURA Vision

At present holds prominent positions in the most prestigious Ophthalmological societies including

  • Chairman ARC, Intraocular Implant & Refractive Society of India (IIRSI)
  • President, Dehradun Ophthalmological Society (DDOS)
  • Chairman of Award Committee,Uttarakhand State Ophthalmological Society (UKSOS)
  • Member Scientific Committee, All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS)
  • Co-Chairman, Trade Relations Committee & Grievances, All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS)
  • Member, Management Committe, All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS)

Dr Gaurav Luthra has been honored by the following prestigious Awards:

  • IIRSI Gold Medal, 2008, Chennai
  • IIRSI- JOS Gold Medal 2016 for exemplary work in the field of Ophthalmology, Jaipur,
  • Subodh Agarwal Gold Medal at IIRSI Annual Conference - 2013 for exemplary work in Cataract & Refractive surgery,
  • Mohan Lal Gold Medal for Best Scientific Paper at UPSOS Annual Conference - 2002.
  • ACOIN-2015 Gold Medal in its 6th Annual Conference at Lucknow.
  • Invited by All Gujarat Ophthalmic Society to deliver the Amit Shah Oration during Annual Conference, 2019.
  • Awarded Dr Daljit Singh Gold Medal by Lt Governor of Delhi Shri Anil Baijal at the Annual Conference of IIRSI-2019
  • Invited Judge for the prestigious APACRS Film Festival at APACRS Kyoto 2019, Chiang Mai 2018 and Hangzhou 2017.
  • Founder and Chief Instructor of Tech Skills Transfer Courses at AIOS since 2015.

Contributions to Academic Activities:

  • Presented over 100 papers/lectures in International and over 200 papers in National conferences.
  • Invited Faculty at American Society, European Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, World Ophthalmology Congress, Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons besides several national societies.
  • Performed live surgery of challenging Cataract & Lasik at over 100 workshops in India & abroad.
  • Asian Ophthalmology meets Kuala Lumpur, 2013, SICS Wet lab & Live surgery at Makassar, Indonesia, 2008.
  • Chief Instructor of Tech Skills Transfer Courses at AIOS 2016 (Kolkata), AIOS 2017 (Jaipur), AIOS 2018 (Coimbatore) & AIOS 2019 (Indore).
  • Conducting instruction courses at AIOS & ASCRS for the last 15 consecutive years.
  • Chief Instructor "Lords of the Rings and Hooks" instruction course rated amongst top 10 at ASCRS

He has been also leading the surgical training programs in Lasik & Cataract Surgery for fellows at Drishti since 2002.