At the moment, Dr. Aniruddha Maiti of Spectra Eye Hospital in Kolkata is recognised as being among the very best vitreoretinal surgeons in Kolkata. Dr. Aniruddha Maiti has more than 18 years of experience working in the field of ophthalmology, making him both an accomplished senior clinician and a top-tier surgeon. Prior to beginning his employment with Spectra, he served as the Head of the Retina Department and Senior Consultant in Vitreo-Retina at the Susrut Eye Foundation and Research Centre in Kolkata (2008-2021). In 2018 and 2019, the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS) honoured him with both the HONOR Award and the Senior HONOR Award. He is a recipient of both of these awards.
Since the beginning of his career 15 years ago, he has been operating as a vitreoretinal surgeon. Macular Operations, difficult retinal detachment surgeries, and complex diabetic retinopathy surgeries are just few of the specialties he excels in performing.
In 2019, he received the MRCS(Edinburg) (Ophthalmology) certification from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh. Two years later, in 2020, he became a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS). Additionally, in 2019 and 2020, he will be presented with the International Ophthalmic Heroes of India Award by the AIOS. He received the Young Researchers Award from the All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) in 2010, the IJO Gold Award for the best publication in the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology in 2012, the AIOS APOS K Vengala Rao Award for the best paper in Comprehensive Ophthalmology at the AIOS Annual Conference in 2015, the Dr. K P Roy Memorial Award, the Dr. B K Mitra Memorial Award, and the Dr. Anadi, Basu Award for the best paper and best poster presentation in the Presently, he also holds the position of Joint Secretary for the Ophthalmological Society of West Bengal (OSWB), of which he is the Chairman.
He made a significant contribution in the development and establishment of the very first Ocular electrophysiology centre in Eastern India. In this area, he is widely regarded as one of the most influential figures in all of India. Since 2008, he has completed more than 10000 vitreo retinal operations. He is responsible for the education of over ten long-term VR fellows and over twenty postgraduate students. He serves as a mentor to more than one hundred virtual reality surgeons in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh who are participating in a short-term fellowship for advanced virtual reality training. In addition to this, he was involved in a large number of community eye care projects that were intended to assist less fortunate members of society. He frequently travels to isolated regions in the north-eastern part of India, where facilities for even the most basic eye care are severely limited. Not only does he take on difficult patients there, but he also educates, mentors, and provides support for the local young and aspiring surgeons who work there.
- Chakraborty, D., Maiti, A., Sheth, J.U., Boral, S., Mondal, S., Nandi, K., Sinha, T. and Das, A. (2021). Brolucizumab in Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration – Indian Real-World Experience: The BRAILLE Study. Clinical Ophthalmology, Volume 15, pp.3787–3795. doi:10.2147/opth.s328160.
- Dugel, P. and Maiti, A. (2017). India’s Vitreo Retinal Development Project: Providing Advanced Training to Retina Surgeons. [online] ASRS. Available at: https://www.asrs.org/retina-times/details/647/india-rsquo-s-vitreo-retinal-development-project-providing-advanced-training-to-retina-surgeons.
- Jain, V., Maiti, A., Shome, D., Borse, N. and Natarajan, S. (2007). Aspergillus-induced malignant glaucoma. Cornea, [online] 26(6), pp.762–763. doi:10.1097/ICO.0b013e31805fc37b.
- Maiti, A., Busch, C., Lanzetta, P., Sarao, V., Veritti, D., Rassu, N., Lupidi, M., Cebeci, Z., Fraser-Bell, S., Bernal-Morales, C., Sala-Puigdollers, A., Zarranz-Ventura, J., Gallego-Pinazo, R., Ricci, G.D., Udaondo, P., Loewenstein, A., Chhablani, J., Zur, D. and Iglicki, M. (2022). Vitrectomized vs non-vitrectomized eyes in DEX implant treatment for DMO—Is there any difference? the VITDEX study. Eye. [online] doi:10.1038/s41433-022-01931-9.
- Maiti, A., Gupta, V., Natesh, S., Saxena, S., Dave, V., Parmar, V., Sampangi, R., Murthy, H., Dharwadkar, S., Yadav, N.K., Joshi, S., Mayor, R., Ratra, D., Basu, S., Goel, N., Chaturvedi, A., Patel, R., Jose, V. and Sharma, S. (2021a). Safety and efficacy of RazumabTM (world’s first biosimilar ranibizumab) in wet age-related macular degeneration: a post-marketing, prospective ASSET study. International Journal of Retina and Vitreous, [online] 7(1), p.24. doi:10.1186/s40942-021-00293-w.
- Maiti, A., Kothari, M., Ramakrishnan, K.R. and Natarajan, S. (2007a). Report on Sunayana 2007: 65th Annual Conference of the All-India Ophthalmological Society. Expert Review of Ophthalmology, 2(3), pp.341–342. doi:10.1586/17469818.104.22.1681.
- Maiti, A., Shome, D., Natarajan, S. and Jain, V. (2007b). An unusual ocular manifestation in fanconi anaemia: anterior ischaemic syndrome. Eye (London, England), [online] 21(11), pp.1449–1450. doi:10.1038/sj.eye.6702960.
- Maiti, A., Uparkar, M. and Datta, A. (2008). Autofluorescence Imaging. Ophthalmology, 115(10), pp.1853–1854. doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2008.06.028.
- Maiti, A., Yadav, N., Roy, S. and Roy, M. (2021b). INTRAOPERATIVE BREAKAGE OF A REUSED 25 GAUGE ILM PEELING FÓRCEPS. International Journal of Retina, [online] 4(2), pp.178–178. doi:10.35479/ijretina.2021.vol004.iss002.166.
- Maity, Maitreya & Das, Dev Kumar & Dhane, Dhiraj & Chakraborty, Chandan & Maiti, Anirudhha. (2016). Fusion of Entropy-Based Thresholding and Active Contour Model for Detection of Exudate and Optic Disc in Color Fundus Images. Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering. 36. 10.1007/s40846-016-0193-1.
- Rajesh, B., Zarranz-Ventura, J., Fung, A.T., Busch, C., Sahoo, N.K., Rodriguez-Valdes, P.J., Sarao, V., Mishra, S.K., Saatci, A.O., Udaondo Mirete, P., Querques, G., Farah, M.E., Lanzetta, P., Arevalo, J.F., Kodjikian, L. and Chhablani, J. (2019). Safety of 6000 intravitreal dexamethasone implants. British Journal of Ophthalmology, 104(1), pp.39–46. doi:10.1136/bjophthalmol-2019-313991
- Rising to the Challenges of Retina Care in India Retina Times Winter 2017 Issue 72,Volume 35, No.5 Pravin Dugel,Aniruddha Maiti, Ratish Chandra Paul, V.Narendran
- Uparkar, M., Maiti, A. and Sundaram, N. (2008). Correspondence. Retina (Philadelphia, Pa.), 28, pp.527; author reply 527-8. doi:10.1097/IAE.0b013e31815f3c74
- Chakraborty, D., Maiti, A., Kelkar, A., Sengupta, S., Roy, S., Bolisetty, M., Kothari, A. and Majumder, J. (2021). Outcomes of preoperative bevacizumab in diabetics with nonclearing vitreous hemorrhage without tractional detachment - A quasi-randomized retrospective study. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, [online] 69(11), pp.3283–3287. doi:10.4103/ijo.IJO_1264_21.
- Dey, A.K., Maiti, A. and Pal, A. (2019). The Effect of Intravitreal Ranibizumab Injection in Diabetic Mac
Kothari, M.T. and Maiti, A. (2007). Ophthalmic artery occlusion: A cause of unilateral visual loss following spine surgery. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, [online] 55(5), pp.401–402. Available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2636016/ [Accessed 5 Nov. 2022].
- Maiti, A., Bhaduri, G., Sarkar, A.D., Mondal, L.K., Kishore, V., Datta, A., Chanda, S. and Ghosh, A.K. (2006). Unilateral loss of vision following snakebite. Journal of the Indian Medical Association, [online] 104(7), pp.404–405. Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17240816/ [Accessed 5 Nov. 2022].
- Maiti, A., Bose, S., Mukherjee, G., Agarwal, K., Bhatt, C. and Chandra Paul, R. (2012). To estimate the oxidative stress levels in CSR. Bengal Journal of Ophthalmology, 40(1), pp.66–67.
- Maiti, A., Chakraborty, C., Agarwal, K., Bahekar, D.R., Bhatt, D.C. and Paul, D.R.C. (2014). Computer Vision Approach to Diabetic Retinopathy Screening. Bengal Journal of Ophthalmology, 39(1).
- Maiti, A., Natarajan, S., Walinjkar, J., Uparkar, M. and Borse, N. (2011). Principal components′ analysis of multifocal electroretinogram in retinitis pigmentosa. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 59(5), p.353. doi:10.4103/0301-4738.83610.
- Maiti, D.A. and Khandelwal, P. (2018). Bengal Journal of Ophthalmology. Safety and efficacy of retro-pupillary iris claw intra ocular lens in aphakia with inadequate capsular support – Our experience, 45, pp.40–48.
- Maiti, D.A. and Majumdar, D.J. (2021). Ten Things You Should Know about 3D Viewing System in Ophthalmology. [online] www.eophtha.com. Available at: https://www.eophtha.com/posts/ten-things-you-should-know-about-3d-viewing-system-in-ophthalmology [Accessed 5 Nov. 2022].
- Sindal, M., Sengupta, S., Shanmugam, Pm., Bhende, P., Ratra, D., Nagpal, M., Narayanan, R., Rajendran, A., Saravanan, V., Kelkar, A., Maiti, A., Chakraborty, D., Dogra, M. and Behera, S. (2021). A Delphi method based consensus statement for surgical management of proliferative diabetic retinopathy in India. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 69(11), p.3308. doi:10.4103/ijo.ijo_1265_21.
- Vishal, R., Avadesh, O., Srinivas, R. and Taraprasad, D. (2018). Retinal racemose hemangioma with retinal artery macroaneurysm: Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) findings. American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports, 11, pp.98–100. doi:10.1016/j.ajoc.2018.06.018.