About Dr. Hegde

Free thinker| Poet| Doctor| Ophthalmic Plastic Surgeon| Writer| Traveller| Passionately Curious


MBBS at JSS Medical College, Mysore.
MS Ophthalmology at Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Kolkata
Fellowship in Orbit, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery and Ocular Oncology from National University Health System,Singapore.
Fellow All India Collegium of Ophthalmology (FAICO)– Oculoplastic Surgery

Dr. Raghuraj Hegde is passionate about Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery. He has an exclusive practice in this niche sub-speciality in Bangalore. He is also involved in clinical research and has presented many scientific papers at national and international conferences. He has published in many peer-reviewed journals. His special interests are Facial Trauma & Reconstruction, Facial Aesthetic Surgery, Orbital Inflammatory Diseases, Thyroid Eye Disease and Ophthalmic Oncology.

He has established an exclusive Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery practice in Bangalore. He is a Consultant at the Orbit, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery & Ophthalmic Oncology Service, Department of Ophthalmology, Manipal Hospitals, Bangalore. He is an Adjunct Faculty for Ophthalmic Plastics at the Department of Ophthalmology, Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences, Bangalore. He is a Visiting Consultant at Dr. MC Modi Charitable Eye Hospital and several other eye hospitals in Bangalore.

He is also actively involved in public health & philanthropy. He has been part of many surgical mission trips to remote parts of India and other countries in South and East Asia. He is one of the Directors of The Vision Mission– A Non-Profit Organization providing eye care solutions to under served areas in Africa, South and East Asia. It has has 3 wings- Singapore, India & USA.

He speaks regularly in various non-medical conferences regarding healthcare. He is a prolific writer who regularly writes articles in mainstream newspapers, magazines and popular websites like Quora and Docplexus.


He has more than 30k followers in Quora. His answers are available at https://www.quora.com/profile/Raghuraj-Hegde

Few of his Articles in Mainstream Media

  1. Transforming healthcare: Why America should learn from AAP’s Mohalla clinics in Delhi – India News , Firstpost
  2. Karnataka doctors stage protest: State moves to regulate cost of private healthcare; capping of fees a disaster waiting to happen – India News , Firstpost
  3. Medical reforms in India, Part-1: NMC Bill awards quantity over quality, fails to address corruption that plagued MCI – India News , Firstpost
  4. Medical reforms in India, part-II: NMC Bill legalises quacks; ill-trained AYUSH doctors will further compromise rural healthcare – India News , Firstpost

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