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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 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 has made numerous presentations in various State and National academic meets and conferences. He was the recipient of the Padmabushan Dr.Siva Reddy award for the best paper at the Kerala Sate Ophthalmology Conference in 2008 .He also received Posterior segment best paper award in2011,SankaraMenon Award in 2012 and S.Natarajan Award in 2012.

  • MBBS (With 4 Distinction Awards) : JIPMER, Pondicherry.
  • DNB Ophthalmology : Aravind Eye Hospital And Post Graduate Institute, 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.

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


  • 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. 2012:2013-7.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 chorodial 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-Neuhauser Syndrome (late BNS) associated with white –matter changes; a report of two cases and review of literature - Kate MP,Keasavadas 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 I John RK Soman M,Gandhi B,Kim R Permalsamy N Indian J Ophthalmol.2004 Sep:52 (3) :205-10.
  • Familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR).Clinical profile and management.
  • Why Does  Anti VEGF Treatment Fail in Age Related Macular degeneration. ORIGINAL ARITCLE - Manoj S.Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology.Vol.XXIII.No.3,Sept 2011.282-6
  • Population Based Assesment 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
  • Intravitreal Pharmacotherapy in Retinal Diseases.MAJOR REVIEW. Manoj S,Kerala Joural of Ophthalmology Vol.XXIII,No.3, Sept 2011.219-30.
  • Anatomical and Visual Outcome of Paediatric Retinal Detachments following Primary Buckel Surgery, Shah Parag K, Manoj S,Mamatha S R Talwadkar Hrishekesh.Chandramohan K.Anil R.Shukla D.Morris Rodeny J.Kim R. Namperumalsamy P. TNOA 2004,92-96.


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