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Dr. MANOJ. S

Senior Consultant

Dr. Manoj S, DNB, MNAMS, FICO, FRCS (Glasgow), FVRS joined the Vitreo retinal services in Chaithanya Eye Hospital in 2006. He completed his basic ophthalmology training at the famed Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai. He completed his Vitreo retinal surgical fellowship in the same institute and a visiting fellowship at Wilmer Eye Institute, Baltimore, USA. He also completed observerships at Retina Vitreous Associates of New York, Corneal Eye Hospital and Sloan Kettering Cancer Institute (Ocular oncology). He later served as a consultant at Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai and as Head of the Vitreo retinal services at Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry before joining this institute. He is experienced in managing various medical and surgical vitreo-retinal conditions with special interests in treating Diabetic eye problems, ARMD Retinal Detachment, Macular Surgical Conditions and ROP. He is also involved in conducting the short term and long term Medical retinal fellowship by the hospital and takes active interest in the post graduate training programme. He was also in charge of the community diabetic retinopathy screening programme - TRINETRA (a three year project) implemented by the hospital in coordination with World Diabetes Foundation. He is also actively involved in the hospital quality and NABH activities. Currently he is supervising the Cradle ROP project-a retcam based telescreening of ROP. He has made numerous presentations in various State and National academic meets and conferences. He is the recipient of various awards including the KSOS Padmabushan Dr.Siva Reddy award, Sankara Menon award and AIOS S.Natarajan award.

EDUCATION & FELLOWSHIP
  • MBBS (With 4 Distinction Awards) : JIPMER, Pondicherry.
  • DNB Ophthalmology : Aravind Eye Hospital And Post Graduate Institute, Madurai.
  • Fellowship in Medical and Surgical retina, Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai.
  • Fellowship, International Council Of Ophthalmology (FICO).
  • Fellowship Of Royal College Of Physicians And Surgeons (Glasgow)-FRCS(G).
  • Observership, Medical Retina, Vitreo-Retinal-Macullar Associates Of New York And Manhattan Eye And Ear Hosptial, 2004.
  • Observership, Surgical Retina, Wilmer Eye Institute Baltimore And Columbia University Medical Hospital, New York 2004.
  • Observership Ocular Oncology, Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York 2004.
PREVIOUS EXPERTISE
  • Medical officer, Retina Clinic, Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai.
  • Medical officer and Head, Retina Clinic, Aravind Eye Hospital and Post Graduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Pondicherry.
AWARDS
  • Distinction in pathology, preventive and social medicine, ophthalmology and ENT during MBBS.
  • Won Manickasamy endowment prize in preventive and social medicine
  • Awardee of 2 ICMR sponsored studies: Risk factors in carcinoma cervix, KAP of dog bite in a semi-urban population
  • BEST PAPER OF THE SESSION
    52nd Annual conference of the Tamil Nadu Ophthalmic   Association, 2004.
    - Clinical profile and management of Post-operative Nocardia infections
  • BEST PAPER OF THE SESSION
    53rd Annual conference of the Tamil Nadu Ophthalmic Association, 2005.
    -  Clinical profile and management of vegetable foreign body induced endophthalmitis.
  • BEST DOCTOR AWARD by DBCS Cuddalore chapter for diabetic retinopathy  screening at cuddalore district, 2006
  • Prof KS SUBRAMANIUM AWARD for best paper. DRISHTI- KSOS 2006
    - Correlation of biomicroscopy and OCT in CSME (Co author)
  • Padmabushan DR. SIVA REDDY AWARD for best free paper,
    DRISHTI- KSOS 2008
    - Population Based Assessment of Diabetes and Diabetic
    Retinopathy in South Kerala, Project Trinetra: An Interim Report
  • COC RETNET POSTERIOR SEGMENT AWARD for the best posterior segment paper, DRISHTI- KSOS 2011
    - Can FFA be replaced in the evalustion of central serous chorioretinopathy- the role of noninvasive imaging modalities; AF, OCT
  • DR KC. SANKARA MENON AWARD for best free paper, DRISHTI- KSOS 2012
    - OCT guided management of DME-Lessons learnt
  • BEST POSTER AWARD, DRISHTI- KSOS 2014
    - Unravelling the PCV puzzle- Arriving at a new diagnostic criteria
  • DR S NATARAJAN AWARD for the best paper in Retina, AIOC 2012
    - Why does Anti VEGF therapy fail in age related macular degeneration.
  • BEST POSTER AWARD, DRISHTI- KSOS 2015
    - A Peek into the world of secondary CNVM (Coauthor)
  • BEST POSTER AWARD, DRISHTI- KSOS 2016
    - Retinal Pseudodrusens; Does this entity exist in our population? (Coauthor)

 

PAPER PRESENTATION
2002 Golden Jubilee Conference of the Tamilnadu Ophthalmic Association, Tiruchirapalli, India
Free Paper; Bilateral Choroidal Osteoma
2002 Annual Conference of the All India Ophthalmological Society, Ahmedabad, India
Free Paper; Visual outcome following Redetachment Surgery
2004 Annual Conference of the Tamil Nadu Ophthalmic Association, Tirunelveli, India
Free Paper; Epidemiology, Risk factors, Management and visual prognosis in post traumatic endophthalmitis. Normal electrophysiology in methanol induced optic neuropathy.
Clinical presentations and outcome of post operative Nocardia infections.
Aetiological diagnosis of microbial keratitis in east coastal Pondicherry.
2006 Annual Conference of Kerala Society of Ophthalmic surgeons, Cochin, India
Speaker; Recent trends in management of ARMD
2006 Retina- Recent trends and practices, Pathanamthitta Ophthalmic Club CME, Pathanamthitta, India.
Speaker; Recent trends in management of ARMD
2007 Cataract Surgery- A Practical approach, Chaithanya academix , Trivandrum, India
Speaker; Options in management of Aphakia
2007 Annual Conference of the All India Ophthalmological Society, Hyderabad, India.
Speaker; Contact Lens biomicroscopy vs OCT features in Non ischaemic DME.
2007 National Symposium on Diabetes and the Eye, Cochin, India.
Speaker; Diabetic Macular edema; Basics
2007 Annual Conference of Kerala Society of Ophthalmic surgeons, Palakkad, India.
Speaker; High definition OCT Speaker; SFIOL- an option in aphakia
2008 Annual Conference of the All India Ophthalmological Society, Bangalore, India.
Speaker; Retrobulbar Anaesthesia.
Speaker; SFIOL- an option in aphakia
2008 Chaithanya Academix, Trivandrum, India
Speaker; Management of ROP
2008 Annual Conference of Kerala Society of Ophthalmic surgeons, Kochi, India.
Free paper; Population based assessment of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy in South Kerala.
Free paper; Short term safety and efficacy of intravitreal anti VEGF therapy for hemorrhagic PED.
Poster; Solar maculopathy- a serial OCT study
Poster; RPE dehiscence- a new complication of Intravitreal Lucentis.
Speaker; Imaging in posterior segment diseases
2009 Ocular Inflammations and Infections, Chaithanya Academix, Ernakulam, India
Speaker; Approach to posterior Uveitis
2009 International Symposium on Medical Retina, Cochin, India
Speaker; Diabetic macular edema
2009 Indian Medical Association seminar on World Diabetes day.
Speaker; Diabetes and the Eye
2009 Annual Conference of Kerala Society of Ophthalmic surgeons, Kannur, India.
Free paper; Diabetic serous macular detachment; Systemic comorbidity and management.
Free paper; Effect of PRP in eyes with PDR and no macular edema.
Speaker; Intraocular Tuberculosis
Speaker; Posterior segment complications of cataract surgery
2010 International Symposium on Diabetic retinopathy and Retinal Vascular Diseases, Madurai, India.
Speaker; Diabetic retinopathy Vitrectomy study
2010 International Symposium on Intraocular surgery, Trivandrum, India.
Speaker; Clinical scenarios in ARMD.
2010 Annual Conference of Kerala Society of Ophthalmic surgeons, Kochi, India.
Free paper; Why does anti VEGF therapy fail in ARMD
Free paper; Functional and anatomical outcome following minimal posture macular hole surgery.
Speaker; OCT, AF in retinal pathology
Speaker; DME management- update on studies
2011 Intraocular Tuberculosis, Calicut ophthalmology meeting.
2011 August Ophthalmica, Update on Trauma, Kochi, India
Speaker; B scan Ultrasonography in Ocular trauma
2011 Annual Conference of Kerala Society of Ophthalmic surgeons, Trichur, India.
Free paper; Real world dosing of anti VEGF therapy in ARMD.
Free paper; Can FFA be replaced in the evaluation of CSCR- The role of noninvasive imaging.
Speaker; Cataract surgery and Diabetic retinopathy
Speaker; Management of needle perforation
Speaker; OCT imaging
2012 Annual Conference of the All India Ophthalmological Society, Cochin, India.
Free paper; Why does anti VEGF therapy fail in ARMD
Speaker; Symposium on Electrophysiology, Role of PERG, Introduction to ISCEV.
2012 CME on Retinal diseases, Angamaly, India.
Speaker; Update on OCT imaging
2012 August Ophthalmica, Ocular Diagnostics simplified, Kochi, India
Speaker; B scan Ultrasonography
2012 Annual Conference of Kerala Society of Ophthalmic surgeons, Thiruvananthapuram, India.
Free paper; OCT guided management of DME- Lessons learnt.
Speaker; NICRVO collaterals,Is anti vegf a culprit
Speaker; Evaluation of RPE pathology
Speaker; Trauma symposium; classification, prognosis
2013 Annual Conference of the All India Ophthalmological Society, Hyderabad, India.
Speaker; Management of Nucleus drop
Free paper; Why does anti vegf therapy fail in ARMD
2013 Annual Conference of Kerala Society of Ophthalmic surgeons, Kozhikode, India.
Free paper; Ozurdex vs Avastin in BRVO macular edema
Free paper; RPE tears in the era of anti VEGF- When and why.
Poster; Solving the PCV puzzle
Poster; A Novel DNA based chip in the diagnosis of endophthalmitis
Speaker; Management of non AMD CNVM, Adult Vitelliform dystrophy
2014 Annual Conference of the All India Ophthalmological Society, Agra, India.
Free paper; OCT in DME; Lessons learnt.
Free paer; Can FFA be replaced in the evaluation of CSCR.
Speaker; Post ETDRS evaluation of macular edema
2014 OCULI- An Update on Macula, Kottayam, India.
Speaker; PCV an often missed entity
2014 Annual Conference of Kerala Society of Ophthalmic surgeons, Thrichur, India.
Poster ; Solving the PCV puzzle
Poster; EDI in retinal and choroidal pathology
Speaker; Cystoid macular edema
Speaker; Combination therapy in AMD
Speaker; Newer intravitreal agents- An update
2014 ARMD- An Update,
Trivandrum Ophthalmology club meeting.
2014 ARMD- An overview,
Pathanamthitta Ophthalmology meeting.
2015 ARMD- An overview,
Pondicherry Ophthalmology Association meeting
2015 The Interactive Diabetic Eye Symposium, Kollam, India.
Speaker; Intravitreal Ozurdex in DME; Our experience
2015 Controversies in Ophthalmology, Chaithanya Academix, Trivandrum, India
Speaker; Is EVS guidelines still relevant in the management of endophthalmitis today?
2015 Annual Conference of Kerala Society of Ophthalmic surgeons, Thrichur, India.
Poster ; A peek into the world of secondary CNVM
Speaker; Cystoid macular edema
Speaker; Combination therapy in AMD
Speaker; Newer intravitreal agents- An update
2016 Annual Conference of Kerala Society of Ophthalmic surgeons, Ernakulam, India.
Poster ; Retinal Pseudo drusens; does this entity exist in our population
Speaker; Indocyanine Angiography
Speaker; Pattern ERG
Instruction course; Posterior segment complications of cataract surgery
Panelist; Endophthalmitis session
Panelist; Diabetic retinopathy session
2017 Phacology, Chaithanya Academix, Trivandrum, India
Speaker; Dislocated nucleus/ IOL management
Speaker; Globe perforation
AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Vitreo Retinal Diseases With Special Interest in

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Age Related Macullar Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Vitreo Retinal Surgeries Including Macullar Surgeries
  • Retinopathy Of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Electrophysiology And Diagnostic Procedures

 

PUBLICATIONS
  • Association of systemic comorbidity in diabetic serous macular detachment and comparison of various combination therapies in its management.
    Soman M, Ganekal S, Nair U, Nair K.
    Clin Ophthalmol. 2013;7:113-9. Epub 2013 Jan 14.
  • Effect of panretinal photocoagulation on macular morphology and thickness in eyes with proliferative diabetic retinopathy without clinically significant macular edema.
    Soman M, Ganekal S, Nair U, Nair K.
    Clin Ophthalmol. 2012;6:2013-7. Epub 2012 Dec 4.
  • Spectral domain optical coherence tomography study of macular microhole morphology and its correlation with vitreomacular interface abnormalities.
    Vaishnavi BP, Nair U, Soman M, Nair KG.
    Int Ophthalmol. 2013 Aug 9. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Morphological patterns of indirect choroidal rupture on spectral domain optical coherence tomography.
    Nair U, Soman M, Ganekal S, Batmanabane V, Nair K.
    Clin Ophthalmol. 2013;7:1503-9. Epub 2013 Jul 22.
  • Correlation of spectral domain optical coherence tomography findings in acute central serous chorioretinopathy with visual acuity.
    Nair U, Ganekal S, Soman M, Nair K.
    Clin Ophthalmol. 2012;6:1949-54. Epub 2012 Nov 26.
  • Late-onset Boucher-Neuhäuser Syndrome (late BNS) associated with white-matter changes: a report of two cases and review of literature.
    Kate MP, Kesavadas C, Nair M, Krishnan S, Soman M, Singh A.
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2011 Aug;82(8):888-91. Epub 2010 Jun 28. Review.
  • Rapid resolution of premacular haemorrhage after Nd:YAG laser posterior hyaloidotomy.
    Venkatesh R, Manoj S, Badella S, Das S, Tan CS. 
    Acta Ophthalmol Scand. 2007 Mar;85(2):216-7.
  • Macular ischaemia as a marker for nephropathy in diabetic retinopathy.
    Shukla D, Kolluru CM, Singh J, John RK, Soman M, Gandhi B, Kim R, Perumalsamy N. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2004 Sep;52(3):205-10.
  • Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR). Clinical profile and management.
    Shukla D, Singh J, Sudheer G, Soman M, John RK, Ramasamy K, Perumalsamy N. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2003 Dec;51(4):323-8.
  • Anatomical and Visual Outcome of Paediatric Retinal Detachments following Primary Buckle Surgery,
    Shah Parag K, Manoj S, Mamatha S R, Talwadkar Hrishekesh, Chandramohan K, Anil R, Shukla D, Morris Rodney J, Kim R, Namperumalsamy P, TNOA 2004, 92-96.
  • OCT Classification of clinically significant macular edema, ORIGINAL ARTICLE,
    Anu Anna Paul,  Manoj S, KGR Nair,  Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology.Vol. XIX, No.4, March  2007. 33-38
  • OCT Assessment of the Vitreoretinal Relationship in CSME, ORIGINAL ARTICLE,
    Dr. Manoj S., Dr. Unnikrishnan Nair, Dr. Gargi Suresh, Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology.Vol. XIX, No.4, December 2007. 375-379
  • A Rare Case of Central Retinal Artery Occlusion, CASE REPORT, 
    Ashok Natarajan, Manoj S., Unnikrishnan Nair, Anu Anna Paul, Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology.Vol. XIX, No.4, December 2007, 441-443.
  • Management of incomplete silicon oil fill. CONSULTATION SECTION, 
    Giridhar A, Mahesh G,  Sunil Neelakantan, Thomas Cherian, Gopal .S. Pillai, Manoj S, Meena Chakrabarti, Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology.Vol. XXI, No.1, March 2008, 105-110.
  • Solar retinopathy- an OCT study, CASE REPORT,
    Manoj Soman, Gafoor fazil, Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology.Vol. XXI, No1, March 2009, 74-76.
  • Population Based Assessment of Diabetes and Diabetic Retinopathy in South Kerala Project Trinetra: An Interim Report. ORIGINAL ARTICLE.
    Manoj S, Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology.Vol. XXI, No.1, March. 2009. 36-41
  • Why Does Anti VEGF Treatment Fail in Age Related Macular degeneration. ORIGINAL ARTICLE.
    Manoj S.  Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology.Vol. XXIII, No.3, Sept. 2011. 282-6
  • Intravitreal Pharmacotherapy in Retinal Diseases. MAJOR REVIEW.
    Manoj S, Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology.Vol. XXIII, No.3, Sept. 2011. 219-30
  • Fibrin glue in pterygium surgery- A comparison between Tissel glue and Reliseal glue, ORIGINAL ARTICLE,
    Abraham Kurian, Anil Radhakrishnan, S.Manoj, K.G.R.Nair, Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology.Vol. XXIII, No 4, December 2011, 376-379.
  • Management of choroidal neovascularisation in Choroidal osteoma, BRIEF REPORT,
    Manoj Soman, Unni Nair, Srelekha, Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology.Vol. XXV, No4, December 2013, 379-382.
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion, MAJOR REVIEW,
    Manoj Soman, Unni Nair, Srelekha, Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology.Vol. XXV, No4, December 2013, 319-334.
  • Understanding Macular Telengiectasia, ORIGINAL ARTICLE,
    Unni Nair, Manoj Soman,  Srelekha, Rajna Rasheed, KGR Nair, Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology.Vol. XXVI, No1, March 2014; 27-31.
  • Retinal pigment epithelial tears (rips) in the era of anti VEGF therapy- when and why? ORIGINAL ARTICLE,
    Sreelekha,  Manoj Soman, Unni Nair, Ruminder Kaur, Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology.Vol. XXVI, No3, September 2014, 253-257.
  • DME Management update; A metaanalysis of trials in DME, MAJOR REVIEW
    Manoj soman, Devendra V Phalak, Unni Nair, Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology.Vol. XXVI, No.4, December 2014. 316-330.
  • Functional and Anatomical outcomes of minimal posture macular hole surgery, ORIGINAL ARTICLE,
    Manoj Soman, Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology.Vol. XXVI, No.4, December 2014. 352-357.
  • Tomographic features of idiopathic polypoidal choroidal vasculopathy using SD OCT, ORIGINAL ARTICLE,
    Rajashree Nambiar, Manoj Soman, Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology.Vol. XXVIII, No.4, 2016. 171-5.

BOOKS AUTHORED

  • Fluorescein angiography chapter in Diagnostic procedures in ophthalmology, HV Nema, Jaypee publications (2002,2005 revision )
  • Manual small incision cataract surgery- an alternative technique to instrumental phacoemusification, Aravind eye hospital publication (2002)
  • Atlas on Diabetic eye diseases, Published by Chaithanya Eye Hospital (2010)
  • Atlas on Intraocular surgery, Published by Chaithanya Eye Hospital (2013)
  • Foundations of Cataract surgery, Published by Chaithanya Eye Hospital (2017)
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