Dr. Kasu Prasad Reddy - Chief Surgeon & Chairman Maxivision Eye Hospitals

 

 

  

 

• DO (Dublin)

• MRCOphth (UK)

 • Aviation Medicine (along with British Pilot License), Laurels‚Äč

• World Renowned & Eminent Laser-assisted Eye Surgery expert

• Rare distinction of being the first and the only Indian member of ACOS – American-European Congress of Ophthalmic Surgery.

• First Indian to be designated Authorized Medical Examiner for Civil Aviation Authority from Gatwick Airport, London.

• Awarded by Star ICLs for accomplishing 1000 ICLS (permanent contact lens) for those not suitable for LASIK.

 

With over 45,000 successful laser surgical procedures spread across 30 years of active practice to his credit, Dr. Kasu Prasad Reddy, Founder and Co-Chairman of Maxivision Eye Hospitals is the foremost laser-assisted eye surgery expert in the country. Dr. Reddy never intended to become an ophthalmologist and feels he was thrown in to it. After studying in Guntur Medical College, Dr. Reddy completed his MS in General Surgery from Stanley Medical College and started out as a General Surgeon. He left India for UK in 1978. After 4 years of Orthopedics and Accident & Emergency practice, followed by one year of Neurosurgery, in 1983 he eventually chose Ophthalmology as his specialty at Doncaster Royal Infirmary. Here he had two great mentors of Indian origin to guide him and he fell in love with the specialty.

He then went on to achieve DO from Dublin in 1985 and attained MRCOphth from London in the year 1986.

Residing in UK for 20 years, Dr. Reddy started with the first Excimer Laser centre in UK called the 'Corneal Laser Centre' (now known as the 'Ultralase Centre' of UK) but not before he added Aviation Medicine along with a British Pilot License in 1990 to his repertoire. In 1991 he became the first Indian to be appointed as the Authorized Medical Examiner for Civil Aviation Authority from Gatwick Airport, London.

Dr. Reddy’s typical work day at Maxivision Eye Hospital (Hyderabad branch) is best described as hectic. He starts working at 6 o’clock in the morning and finishes at 9 o’clock in the night, six days a week. Dr. Reddy has the distinction of conducting 4000 PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy) during his time in the UK and was the first to introduce the LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis) at the Corneal Laser Centre of St James's University Hospital, Leeds.

As a result of Dr. Reddy's extraordinary efforts, Cataract surgery combined with VICTUS and STELLARIS i.e., the Micro Incisional Cataract Surgery (MICS, using the Stellaris machine) through a 1.8mm incision, using Premium IOLs, has become the ultimate 'Blade-free' surgery, making it literally hands-free as well. He named the mixture of 5 different technologies for the ultimate outcomes as, PHACOTECHMIX .