As a bright, hardworking and enthusiastic young girl with no medical background, Dr. Neelima entered MBBS
professional course at Govt. Medical College, Faridkot in the year 1982. She stood second in her first
University Exams with a first rank in Physiology. After passing her final professional exams in 1986,
she did the Compulsory Rotatory Internship in 1987 at General Hospital Sector 16 Chandigarh. In 1988,
she did two house jobs-one in Obs & Gynae and another in Ophthalmology department at GGS Medical College,
Faridkot. She later pursued MD in ophthalmology from the year 1989-1991 at Govt. Medical College and
Hospital, Patiala. After joining the PCMS job in 1991 as a Medical officer in a rural (PHC), she Organized
many free Eye camps and did around 200-300 Eye Surgeries in these camps every year till 1996. Then she went
on to join as a consultant in 1996 at Bansal Eye Hospital. She Was the First lady Ophthalmologist in this
region to do around 5000 PKP's. She was also the First lady Ophthalmologist in this region to start
Phacoemulsification for Cataract Surgery and did around 10,000 Cataract Surgeries.
Her treatment record is as under:
Around 2000 Trabeculectomy
1000 Squint surgeries
200 Perforating injuries repairs
After resigning from Bansal Eye care hospital in 2007, she joined Aggarsain Hospital as a
Senior Consultant from 2007-2013 where she successfully completed around 6000 Cataract
With an experience of handling around 200 Trabeculectomies, 100 Perforating Injuries repairs,
50 Ptosis surgeries, 50 Squint Surgeries and 20 DCR's, she Opened her own venture and
continues to work as Medical Director Sodhi Eye Hospital. Till Date she has done around
4000 Cataract Surgeries with Micro Incision Cataract Surgery being her forte. On the
academic front, she has presented multiple papers at State, Zonal and National Level
conferences with many publications in National and International Journals. She is also
a Lifetime member of the following societies:
All India Ophthalmological Society,
North Zone Ophthalmological Society,
Punjab Ophthalmological Society and
Women Ophthalmological Society.
With her experience, she has held the following Posts so far:
Ex Member Managing Committee AIOS
Ex Hon. General Secretary POS.
Secretary Women Ophthalmological Society.
Ex Joint Secretary NZOS.
EX Executive Member NZOS.
Ex Executive Member POS.
Ex Scientific Committee Member NZOS.
Ex Scientific Committee Member POS.