Media Coverage

Dr. Pandit In The News

Below is a sampling of some of the news and media coverage of Dr. Pandit.

Dr. Pandit on Fox News Houston About Success with Cataract Surgery and Premium Lens Implants
Houston’s KRIV Fox News anchor Melissa Wilson interviews Dr. Pandit on his success with cataract surgery and implantation of new technology premium lens implants, including the EDOF or extended depth of focus lens.

Dr. Pandit on Houston’s NBC News: New Drop for Eye Redness Relief
Dr. Pandit and one of his patients are interviewed by Houston NBC News health reporter Haley Hernandez about a new over-the-counter eye drop that is safe and effective at making red eyes whiter in appearance. [Original story at:]

The Face of Ophthalmology in the U.S.
Dr. Pandit’s dedication to teaching and training for years at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) landed him on the official invitation for the 2018 annual meeting. As the ‘face of ophthalmology’ for the Academy, this invitation is sent to all ophthalmologists in the US.

Houston Fox News KRIV Interviews Dr. Pandit on Novel Implantable Miniature Telescope Surgery
Houston Fox News anchor Melissa Wilson interviews Dr. Pandit on his surgical care of a patient with advanced age-related macular degeneration. This novel surgery involved placement of an implantable miniature telescope, or IMT.
For more information and article, visit the Fox News story .

Houston Fox News KRIV Patient Story on Implantable Miniature Telescope with Dr. Pandit
Houston Fox News anchor Melissa Wilson relates the story of a patient who had successful  surgery by Dr. Pandit to place an implantable miniature telescope for his advanced age-related macular degeneration.
For more information and article, visit the Fox News story .

Dedication to 50 Years of Phacoemulsification — Helping Train Cataract Surgeons at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
Dr. Pandit helps train cataract surgeons every year at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting. In 2017, he was featured while teaching in this short video dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the invention of phacoemulsification.

Houston’s CBS News Interviews Dr. Pandit about Laser Pointers Shined at the Texans Quarterback
Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler had laser pointers shined at him during a game in Mexico. CBS sports anchor came to Houston Methodist Hospital to interview Dr. Rahul Pandit about the dangers of laser pointers to the eye.

Houston’s Fox 26 News Interviews Dr. Rahul Pandit
Houston Fox 26 News’s Hilary Whittier interviews Dr. Rahul Pandit at Houston Methodist Hospital about the dangers of unprescribed cosmetic contact lenses often used on Halloween

Houston’s ABC News Interviews Dr. Rahul Pandit
Houston ABC News health reporter Christi Myers interviews Dr. Rahul Pandit on a unique corneal transplant procedure, epikeratoplasty.

Dr. Jacob Interview on Allogenic Intrastromal Ring Segments for Corneal Ectasia
Dr. Pandit led this interview of Dr. Soosan Jacob, internationally acclaimed corneal surgery based in India. Dr. Jacob describes a new technique of using corneal allogenic tissue as intrastromal ring segments for treating corneal ectasia and keratoconus. Created from donor corneoscleral rim tissue, the corneal allogenic intrastromal ring segments (CAIRS) are a biocompatible, reversible and adjustable solution for corneal ectasia, with numerous advantages over synthetic implants. Her preliminary data suggests that the technique offers patients significant anatomic and visual benefits. November, 2017 at the American Academy of Ophthalmology’s annual meeting.

Houston’s ABC News Interviews Dr. Rahul Pandit
Dr. Pandit is interviewed by Houston ABC News health reporter Christi Myers about the dangers of cosmetic contact lenses worn especially during Halloween season. These lenses are often purchased illegally without a prescription directly from stores, salons, or the internet, and can lead to potentially blinding complications.

Are These Eye Whitening Eye Drops Actually Safe?
Dr. Pandit provides medical expertise for on a story about FDA-approved eye whitening drops (like Lumify).

Why Those Tiny Sunglasses Celebs Love Aren’t Actually Good for Your Eyes
Dr. Rahul Pandit weighs in on a recent trend in fashion that might be leading to eye damage. Small lens sunglasses may be stylish, but the UV protection they provide is often times insufficient.

Houston Methodist Hospital Offers Centrasight Telescope Implant For Seniors With Vision Loss From Macular Degeneration
Dr. Rahul Pandit gives a Q&A session to Seniorific on the latest procedure he offers patients and how it’s giving quality of life and freedom back to affected individuals.

Eating This Daily May Decrease Glaucoma Risk
Dr. Pandit is interviewed by WebMD in this national article of interest circulated by multiple news media channels regarding the benefits of a healthy diet in certain types of glaucoma patients.