Sankara Nethralaya
Sankara Nethralaya
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To offer quality facilities for patients undergoing cataract surgery due to various causes

Unique Services:

  • State of the art technology for IOL power calculation, preoperative evaluation and in the operation theatre
  • Dedicated team of optometrists for pre-operative evaluation
  • Concept and technology-wise planning for sub-specialty cataract surgery

Department Goals:

  1. To equip the cataract surgeon with skills to manage challenging cases and aim for the best visual outcomes
  2. To focus on research and development in the fields of cataract surgery and innovations in IOL technology


  • IOL Master
  • Lenstar
  • Allegro Biograph
  • Verion
  • Ocuscan RxP
  • Tomey
  • Itrace
  • Centurion
  • Sovereign
  • Infinity

1.Among the first centres in India to conduct phacoemulsification workshops

2.Hosted Cataract Catalyst 2017 and 2015 – confluence of cataract surgeons from across the country with focus on teaching and handling cataract surgery-related complications

3.Sankara Nethralaya Cataract Updates - Continuing medical education (CME) in cataract organised at Sankara Nethralaya(website

  • Update 01: Cataract surgery in Colobomatous Eyes
  • Update 02: Toric IOLs
  • Update 03: Management of Traumatic Cataract
  • Update 04: Cataract surgery in Small Pupils
  • Update 05: Aspheric IOLs
  • Update 06: Preoperative systemic considerations for cataract surgery
  • Update 07: Secondary IOLs
  • Update 08: Understanding Phacodynamics
  • Update 09: Practice Pattern of Regional Ophathlmic Anesthesia
  • Update 10: Video competition of eye surgeries
  • Update 11: Innovation in cataract surgery Part 1- Verion and Intraoperative Aberrometry
  • Update 12: Innovation in cataract surgery Part 2 - IOL Technology
  • Update 13: Innovation in cataract surgery Part 3 - Femtosecond Cataract Surgery (scheduled)
  • Update 14: Perfecting each step in phacoemulsification and a Video competition of eye surgeries
  • Update 15: Management of subluxated lenses
  • Update 16:International cataract webinar series Part 1 Technique, Technology and a Retake
  • Update 17:International cataract webinar series Part 2 Treat, train and Serve
  • Update 18:International cataract webinar series Part 3 Secondary Intraocular lenses
  • Update 19:International cataract webinar series Part 4 The right Intraocular lens

Invited International Guest Faculty to the cataract updates

  • Dr Ruth Lapid(University of Amsterdam) - Update 16
  • Dr Soon Phaik Chee (Singapore National Eye Center)- Update 16
  • Dr Richard Kho(American Eye Center) - Update 16
  • Dr Alexander Foss (Queen's Medical Nottingham)-Update 17
  • Dr Shin Yamane(Yamane Eye Clinic) - Update 18
  • Dr Ike Ahmed(University of Toronto) Update 18
  • Dr Sanjay Patel (Mayo clinic Rochester) - Update 18
  • Dr Jorge Alio(University of Alicante) - Update 19
  • Dr Richard Packard (Prince Charles Eye Unit Windsor)- Update 19
  • Dr Ashraf Armia(Egyptian Ministry of Health)- Update 19
Chennai Centre
Consultants Dr. Akila Ramkumar
Dr. Amala Elizabeth George
Dr. Ambika S
Dr. Anand K C
Dr. Arshee S Ahmed
Dr. Divya Shetty
Dr. Durga Priyadarshini S
Dr. Hennaav Kaur Dhillon
Dr. Kavitha Kalaivani Natarajan
Dr. L Vijaya
Dr. M Bhaskaran
Dr. Meena Lakshmipathy
Dr. Mona Khurana
Dr. Niveditha Narayanan
Dr. Padmalakshmi K
Dr. Parivadhini A
Dr. Parthapratim Dutta Majumder
Dr. Prema Padmanabhan
Dr. Radhika N
Dr. Rajesh P S
Dr. Rama Rajagopal
Dr. Rathini Lilian David
Dr. Ronnie Jacob George
Dr. Shantha B
Dr. Sharanya Sarah Abraham
Dr. Shikha Bassi
Dr. Shweta s Agarwal
Dr. Sripriya Krishnamoorthy
Dr. Srivalli Kaza
Dr. Suchitra Pradeep
Dr. Sudha k Ganesh
Dr. Sudharshan S
Dr. Sudhir R R
Dr. Sujatha VK
Dr. Sumita Agarkar
Dr. Surendran T S
Dr. Trupti Sudhir Patil
Dr. Varsha Backiavathy T
Dr. Veena Baskaran
Dr. Vidhya Dharani D M
Dr. Vineet Ratra
Dr. Vinita Girish Rao
Kolkata Centre
Consultants Dr. Aditi Johri
Dr. Amitabh Kumar
Dr. Debi Kundu
Dr. Manideepa Banerjee
Dr. Md Shahid Alam
Dr. Mihir A Lagvankar
Dr. Mona Bhargava
Dr. Suchetana Mukherjee
Dr. Sujata Guha
Dr. Wadke Vidya Arunkumar
Dr. Raj Shekhar Paul
Dr. Chandana Dutta
Dr.Stuti Somai Agarwal
Dr. Mandabi Sengupta
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