Professor of Ophthalmology
Professor of Ophthalmology
Cornea, Cataract & Refractive Surgery Services
Section VI – R P Centre
OPD: Room no 41, Wednesday / Saturday – R P Centre OPD
DrMurugesanVanathi completed her medical undergraduation MBBS from the prestigious Madras Medical College of Madras University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu and joined her postgraduation, M.D. (Ophthalmology) from Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre of Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi in 1995. She completed her senior residency training in Cornea & ocular surface, Cataract & Refractive Surgery from Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre of Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi. She has also worked as Senior Research Associate in Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre of Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and Cornea Consultant, Aravind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate Institute, Pondicherry. She has been a faculty member in Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre of Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi since September 2005 and is currently working as Professor of Ophthalmology – Cornea & Ocular Surface, Cataract & Refractive Services of Section VI of the centre. She is also the Co-Office In-charge for National Eye Bank Services of Section VI of Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre of Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.
She has also completed an international clinical fellowship in Cornea, from the renowned Singapore National Eye Institute, Singapore in advanced lamellar transplants of the cornea. She had extensive work experience in the field of cornea and ocular surface (medical and surgical), cataract & refractive surgery, limbal stem cell transplantation, and the various types of basic and advanced corneal transplantationprocedures.
She has to her credit over 80 indexed international publications including landmark review articles in the prestigious journals of Survey of Ophthalmology, and others such as Cornea, British Journal of Ophthalmology, Ophthalmic Research, Ocular Surface and several others. She has contributed chapters for several international sub-specialty books in her field of expertise. She has also co-edited and written several sections of the popular current ophthalmic text book “POSTGRADUATE OPHTHALMOLOGY” and “UNDERGRADUATE OPHTHALMOLOGY”.
She is a compassionate and dedicated ophthalmic surgeon currently working actively in clinical, surgical and research and management diseases of the cornea, ocular surface and eye banking with in depth clinical expertise and special interest in advanced lamellar corneal transplants, limbal stem cell transplantation, ocular surface diseases, pediatric keratoplasty, besides routine clinical work.
She is an active member of several ophthalmic professional bodies including American Society of Cataract and Refractive Society, Cornea Society, Asia Cornea Society, All India Ophthalmic Society, Ocular Surface Society, Indian Intraocular implant and refractive surgery and several state societies including the Delhi Ophthalmic Society. She has served as executive member of Delhi Ophthalmological Society (2011 – 2013) and as Editor of Delhi Ophthalmological Society (2013 – 2015) and is the current General Secretary of Delhi Ophtlamological Society (2015 – 2017). She has been awarded the gold medal for excellence in ophthalmology by the Indian Intraocular implant and refractive surgery society. She is also on the editorial board and is a reviewer of several national and international scientific journals of her field of expertise. She is also the North Zone Chairperson of Eye Bank Association of India and the executive council member of Indian Cornea &Keratorefractive Surgeons Society. She has presented her original clinical and research work as scientific papers and has participated as faculty in several national and international conferences of her specialty. She is also actively involved in teaching undergraduates, ophthalmic paramedical personnel, clinical and surgical teaching of postgraduate and senior residents besides active participation in thesis work of several students.
Field of Expertise and Interest:
Ocular Surface Diseases
Keratoplasty and Advanced Lamellar corneal transplantation (Penetrating keratoplasty, Therapeutic keratoplasty, DSAEK, DALK, SALK, ALTK, HALK, patch grafts etc)
Stem cell deficiency and limbal stem cell transplantation
Refractive Surgery (FemtoLASIKetc)