Dr. Muralidhar R

Cataract, Glaucoma, Ophthalmology (Eye), Paediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus, Neuro-Ophthalmology

Profile

Academic Qualifications:

  • MD (AIIMS), DNB, FRCS, MRCO

Areas of Expertise:

  • Pediatric ophthalmology, Strabismus, Cataract, Glaucoma and Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Fellowship Trained at
    • Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi.
    • Moran Eye Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, Unite States.
    • New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, Unite States.

Work Experience:

  • Rotating Internee (Jan 1999 to Jan 2000) at JIPMER, Pondicherry.
  • Junior Resident (Jan 2000 to May 2003) at Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
  • Casualty Medical Officer cum Eye Bank Officer (Aug 2003 to Oct 2003) at Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
  • Senior Resident in Squint, Glaucoma and Neuroophthalmology (Oct 2003 to July 2005) at Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
  • Associate Consultant in Pediatric ophthalmology, Strabismus and Neuro-ophthalmology (Aug 2005 to Oct 2006) at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.
  • Consultant in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus (Oct 2006 to Sept 2013) at Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.
  • Fellow Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (Jan to Apr 2012) at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, Unite States.
  • Fellow Glaucoma and Pediatric Ophthalmology (Oct to Nov 2015) at Moran Eye Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, Unite States.
  • Senior Consultant in Glaucoma, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus and Neuro-ophthalmology (Sept 2013 to till date) at The Eye Foundation, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.

Publications:

  • Sudan R. Dada VK, Muralidhar R. Cortical removal simplified by J-cannula.irrigation. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2002 Oct;28(10):1720-1.
  • Sudan R, Muralidhar R, Sharma P. Optic Nerve Cysticercosis-case report and review of current management. Orbit. 2005 Jun;24(2):159-62. Review.
  • Dada T, Muralidhar R, Titiyal JS. Surgical management of coexisting glaucoma and cataract. In: Vajpayee RB, Sharma N, Pandey SK, Titiyal JS editors, Phacoemulsification Surgery New Delhi:Jaypee Brothers 2005: 326-333.
  • Dada T, Muralidhar R, Sethi HS. Microincision Cataract Surgery (MICS) Combined with Trabeculectomy. In: Garg A, Fine IH, Chang DF, Mehta KR, Bovet J, Vejarano LF, Pandey SK, Mehta CK editors, Mastering the Art of Bimanual MicroincisionPhaco (Phakonit/MICS). New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers 2005: 346-54.
  • Dada T, Muralidhar R, Sethi HS. Staining of Filtering Bleb with Trypan Blue during Phacoemulsification. Eye. 2006 Jul;20(7):858-9
  • Dada T, Muralidhar R. Insertion of the Sensar IOL via the Monarch II delivery system. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2005 Sep;31(9):1684
  • Dada T, Muralidhar R, Sethi HS. Insertion of a foldable hydrophobic IOL through the trabeculectomy fistula in cases with microincision cataract surgery combined with trabeculectomy. BMC Ophthalmol. 2006 Mar 19;6:14
  • Dada T, Muralidhar R, Jhanji V. Intraocular pressure rise after use of Healon 5 during extracapsular cataract surgery. Can J Ophthalmol. 2007 Apr;42(2):338
  • Dada T, Chaudhary S, Muralidhar R, Nair S, Sihota R, Vajpayee RB. Evaluation of retinal nerve fiber layer thickness measurement following laser in situ keratomileusis using scanning laser polarimetry. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2007 May-Jun;55(3):191-4
  • Resolution of anterior segment ischemia after the removal of lateral fixation sutures.Vijayalakshmi P, Muralidhar R, Shetty S, Sane M.J AAPOS. 2008 Oct;12(5):531-2
  • Inferior rectus paresis and medial rectus overaction following retrobulbar anesthesia for cataract surgery.Muralidhar R, Vijayalakshmi P, Gunda AK. IntOphthalmol. 2010 Aug;30(4):435-8.
  • Transient Reversal of a Face Turn (an Abnormal Head Posture, AHP) due to Manifest Latent Nystagmus, after Eye Muscle Strabismus Surgery for the Associated Infantile esotropia.Muralidhar R, Vrushali D, Vijayalakshmi P, JeyanthanS.Binocul Vis Strabolog Q Simms Romano. 2011;26(2):110-3.
  • Lipoid proteinosis of Urbach and Weithe: case report and a brief review of the literature.Sainani MP, Muralidhar R, Parthiban K, VijayalakshmiP.IntOphthalmol. 2011 Apr;31(2):141-3.
  • Transient Reversal of a Face Turn (an Abnormal Head Posture, AHP) due to Manifest Latent Nystagmus, after Eye Muscle Strabismus Surgery for the Associated Infantile Esotropia.Muralidhar R, Vrushali D, Vijayalakshmi P, JeyanthanS.Binocul Vis Strabolog Q Simms Romano. 2011;26(2):110-3.
  • Freeman-Sheldon syndrome: case report and review of the literature. Ashish J, Muralidhar R, Vijayalakshmi P, MeenakshiS.IntOphthalmol. 2011 Oct;31(5):405-7
  • Completion rates of anterior and posterior continuous curvilinear capsulorrhexis in pediatric cataract surgery for surgery performed by trainee surgeons with the use of a low-cost viscoelastic.Muralidhar R, SiddalingaSwamy GS, VijayalakshmiP.Indian J Ophthalmol. 2012 Mar-Apr;60(2):144-6.
  • Vrushali D, Muralidhar R, Vijayalakshmi P, Srinivasan KG.Isolated horizontal gaze palsy with congenital pontine hypoplasia.J Neuroophthalmol. 2013 Sep;33(3):312-3. doi: 10.1097/WNO.0b013e318294a4ed.
  • Muralidhar R, Vijayalakshmi P, Mahesh S, Srinivasan KG, Karthik SN.Ophthalmic Migraine With Pupil-Sparing Third Nerve Palsy.J PediatrOphthalmol Strabismus. 2013 Sep 1;50(5):320. doi: 10.3928/01913913-20130222-01.
  • Muralidhar R, Ankita B, Vijayalakshmi P, Kumar SM. Ocular involvement in proteus syndrome.J PediatrOphthalmol Strabismus. 2013 Nov-Dec;50(6):384
  • Muralidhar R, Jain A, Vijayalakshmi P, Suparna G, Santhi R, Shetty S.Cataract surgery in juvenile xanthogranuloma: case report and a brief review of literature.Indian J Ophthalmol. 2013 Nov;61(11):673-5.
  • Muralidhar R, Ankita B, Vijayalakshmi P, Kumar SM.Ocular involvement in proteus syndrome.J PediatrOphthalmol Strabismus. 2013 Nov-Dec;50(6):384.
  • Muralidhar R, Swamy GS, Vijayalakshmi P.Completion rates of anterior and posterior continuous curvilinear capsulorrhexis in pediatric cataract surgery for surgery performed by trainee surgeons with the use of a low-cost viscoelastic.Indian J Ophthalmol. 2014 Jun;62(6):747.
  • Muralidhar R, Chandrasekhar CS, Ramamurthy D, Kanthappan P. WEBINO after binge drinking.J PediatrOphthalmol Strabismus. 2014 Jul 1;51(4):256.
  • Muralidhar R, Ankush K, Vijayalakshmi P, George VP. Visual outcome and incidence of glaucoma in patients with microspherophakia.Eye (Lond). 2014 Nov 14. doi: 10.1038/eye.2014.250. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Situational Restriction of Elevation in Adduction Relieved by Faden on the Medial Rectus. Muralidhar R,Vijayalakshmi P, Sujatha K, Shetty S, Malay K, Rosenberg S.Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. 2016 Apr-Jun;23(2):229-31.
  • Response to 'Role of miotics and cycloplegics in angle closure'. Rajamani M, Kawali A, Vijayalakshmi P, Puthuran GV. Eye (Lond). 2015 Nov;29(11):1515-6.
  • Muralidhar R, Gautam K, Christopher D, Vidhya N, Ramamurthy D. Isolated superior oblique myositis causing acquired Brown's syndrome.Indian J Ophthalmol. 2015 Apr;63(A modified technique for attaching the lateral rectus muscle to the orbital periosteum through a skin incision over the lateral orbital rim. Nagasubramanian V, Rajamani M, Dandapani R. J AAPOS. 2019 May 16. pii: S1091-8531(19)30112-0. doi: 10.1016/j.jaapos.2019.01.015. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31103564
  • Surgically Induced Necrotizing Scleritis Following Strabismus Surgery Treated Successfully with Topical N-acetylcysteine in a Child with Congenital Fibrosis of Extraocular Muscles and Varadi Papp Syndrome. Rajamani M, Nagasubramanian V, Ayyavoo A, Raghupathy P, DandapaniR.Strabismus. 2017 Mar;25(1):39-42. doi: 10.1080/09273972.2016.1277768. Epub 2017 Jan 31.PMID:28140732
  • Recurrent Brown's Syndrome after Superior Oblique Tendon Recession Treated by Silicone Spacer. Rajamani M, Nagasubramanian V, Devaraj C, DandapaniR.Strabismus. 2016 Sep;24(3):106-8. doi: 10.1080/09273972.2016.1205105. Epub 2016 Aug 2.PMID:27485546
  • Outcome of delayed adjustable strabismus surgery in children using a bow-tie optional adjustable technique. Muralidhar R, Churawan L, Sekar M, Chidambaram AP, Mugdha P, Ramamurthy D. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2019 Feb;67(2):258-262. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_398_18.PMID:30672482
  • Sensitivity and specificity of teachers for vision screening among primary school children in South India.Muralidhar R, VijayalakshmiP.Oman J Ophthalmol. 2019 May-Aug;12(2):88-93. doi: 10.4103/ojo.OJO_55_2016.

Books Authored:

  • Orthoptics Simplified, Aurolab 2008. (Major Contributor)
  • Strabismus Evaluation - A step by step Approach (DVD)- Brought out by Aurolab. Authors: Dr.Muralidhar R, Dr.Vijayalakshmi P
  • Co-authored Chapter on "Conjunctiva and Subconjunctival tissue" in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus by David Taylor 4th edition

Presentations at Conferences:

  • Muralidhar R, Sihota R, Dada T. Scanning Laser Polarimetry in Myopic and Emmetropic patients. Presented at the World Glaucoma Congress in Vienna. July 6-9, 2005
  • Course Instructor- Phacoemulsification at the National Workshop. Cornea & Cataract Surgery. Sept 23-25th, 2004. Dr. R.P Center for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi
  • Muralidhar R. Optic Nerve Cysticercosis-an unusual presentation. Nov 2003 at DOS monthly meeting in Dr.R.P.Center for Ophthalmic Sciences. Awarded Dr.H.S.TrehanTrophy for Best Case Presentation at DOS annual conference 3rd and 4th Apr2004
  • Muralidhar R. Optic Neuritis. Delhi Ophthalmological Society Annual Conference. 3rd and 4th April 2004
  • Profile of Optic Disc Anomalies at a tertiary eye care center. TNOA 2006
  • Impact of the amblyopia treatment trials on amblyopia treatment practice patterns in India. TNOA 2006
  • Strabismus surgery under topical anaesthesia - TNOA 2008-
  • Managing management dilemmas in strabismus surgery - TNOA 2008
  • Inferior oblique palsy - A review of cases presenting to a tertiary care center TNOA 2008 (co-author)
  • Surgical outcomes of pediatric patients with traumatic cataract presenting to a tertiary care center - TNOA 2008 (co-author)
  • Recession of normal eye lateral rectus in patients with exotropic DRS - TNOA 2008 (co-author)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of nystagmus (video presentation - co-author) - TNOA 2008
  • Strabismus surgery under topical anaesthesia - best paper award in TNOA 2008
  • Beyond horizontal muscles in strabismus surgery - CaptSubramaniam award in TNOA 2009
  • Efficacy and Safety of Subconjunctival 5 - Fluoracil in salvaging failing blebs when administered between 3-5 weeks after trabeculectomy or Phacotrabeculectomy; Poster presentation @ World Glaucoma Congress 2015, Hong Kong
  • Strabismus Society of India 2015, Coimbatore - Adjustable strabismus surgery in children
  • TNOA 2015: Botox in paralytic Strabismus: Best paper in strabismus
  • Strabismus Society of India AAPOS joint meeting Jaipur 2016: Outcome of single stage adjustable strabismus surgery with conscious sedation in large angle strabismus
  • AIOC 2017: Outcome of Modified Engel's technique of adjustable sutures in children< 12 years of age
  • AIOC 2018: Outcome of augmentation of the Augmented Anderson Procedure for infantile nystagmus syndrome
  • AIOC 2019: Awareness of cortical visual impairment amount parents of children with CVI
  • TNOA 2019: Video presentation - Adjust and Align on the GO: Single Stage Adjustable Strabismus surgery

Invited Faculty:

TNOA - Tamilnadu Ophthalmic Association, AIOC - All India Opthalmic Society Conference, CSOS - Coimbatore Society of Ophthalmic Surgeons

  • Muralidhar R. Congenital Disc Anomalies. Presented at the Delhi Ophthalmological Society Annual Conference. 2nd and 3rd April. 2005
  • PG update on diagnosis and management of strabismus in coimbatore , OCT 2007
  • Diagnosis and Management of Paralytic Strabismus. Neuroophthalmology CME, Pondicherry 2007
  • TNOA 2007 - diagnosis and management of strabismus
  • Muralidhar R, Dada T.Tecnis IOL-Contrast sensitivity function compared with Acrysof IOL, A three month follow up study. Presented at Indian Intraocular Implant & Refractive Surgery, 10-11th July 2004. Chennai
  • Muralidhar R, Dada T. The GDx VCC nerve fiber analyzer. Presented at Eye Advance 2004. Mumbai
  • IOL power calculation in children, inferior oblique palsy. DOS 2008
  • DNB PG update examiner in aravind 2008
  • SAO 2008 New Delhi- childhood blindness and visual rehabilitation
  • Organizing secretary Pediatric ophthalmology cme at Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai Jan 2009
  • AIOS 2009 Jaipur - instruction course on strabismus surgery - from basic to advanced ( topic - adjustable strabismus surgery, strabismus surgery under topical anaesthesia)
  • Invited faculty tirunelveli 2009 DNB PG update
    • Evaluation of strabismus including vision testing in children
    • Restrictive strabismus
    • Prisms in Ophthalmology
  • AIOC 2010 - IC 110- managing double trouble - co instructor (surgical management of diplopia)
  • Invited by Orbis international for quality assessment at Dalian Eye Institute, china for quality assurance assessment
  • AIOC 2013 - Co instructor in Nystagmus Capsule
  • AIOC 2014- pg update in 'Evaluation of paralytic strabismus and an introduction to strabismus surgery
  • Rotary Eye Hospital Cuttack CME 2014
    • Cataract surgery in children
    • Giving the Midas touch to strabismus surgery
  • Optometry conference 2014 at the eye foundation - Managing refractive errors and amblyopia in children
  • Organizing secretary of Ophthafusion Conference 2014 and 2017 @ the eye foundation
  • Phaco and refractive surgery 2015 conference at the eye foundation - Surgical management of cataracts in children
  • AIOC 2015 - Cruise control in tough situations - in IC - What does it take to get the MIDAS touch in strabismus surgery?
  • Aravind Eye Hospital, Coimbatore PG update: Introduction to Pediatric Cataract surgery
  • TNOA 2015, Madurai, Tamilnadu
    • Management of Pediatric Traumatic Cataract
    • Emergencies in Pediatric Ophthalmology
    • Principles of using Prisms in the management of Strabismus
    • Refractive errors in strabismus
    • A few advanced procedures in Strabismus
  • CSOS 2015: What's new in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
  • TNOA 2016, Vellore Tamilnadu
    • Non - neurogenic causes of diplopia
    • Adjustable strabismus surgery
  • Sun Pharma Post graduate update, Baroda 2016
    • Syndromes in Pediatric Ophthalmology
    • Infantile Esotropia
    • Evaluation of Paralytic Strabismus
  • Lotus Eye Hospital CME in Neuro-ophthalmology 2016: Ocular Myasthenia Gravis: Our Experience
  • TNOA 2017 Erode, Tamilnadu
    • Puzzling Paralytic Strabismus
    • Prescribing glasses in children
    • Localizing Cranial Nerve Palsies
    • Judge in Pediatric Ophthalmology Free Paper Session
  • Kongu Pedicon 2017, Coimbatore: Concerns in Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • Phaco Refractive 2017, The Eye Foundation
    • IOL power calculation in extremes of ammetropia
    • Combined phacoemulsification and strabismus surgeries
    • Anterior Rhexis (pediatric Cataract)
    • Debate: Laser Interferometry vs. Immersion Biometry
  • Parivartan 2017, Coimbatore: Deactivating rectus muscles
  • CSOS 2017: Red eye in children
  • AIOC 2018 - Start with a recess in IC - Strabismusic: The Surge On session
  • BOS 2018- Vessel sparing strabismus surgery, Managing Wobbly eyes: nystagmus management, Transposition in DRS
  • TNOA 2018: Minimizing collateral and unwanted damage in strabismus surgery, Free paper evaluator, Judge for Free Paper, The grand debate: Recession Vs. Plication
  • Bangalore ophthalmic society conference 2018
    • Transposition for Duane's retraction syndrome
    • Vessel sparing strabismus surgery
  • Andhra Pradesh ophthalmic society conference 2018
    • Our experience with ocular myasthenia gravis
    • Surgical management of paralytic strabismus
  • Advanced cataract technologies 2018- Preloaded IOL's- Is it the future of IOL delivery?
  • AIOC 2019:
    • Minimizing collateral and unwanted damage in strabismus surgery
    • Debate: All cases of optic neuritis should be extensively investigated (blood tests / Neuroimaging) - against
    • Breakfast session: Sinister signs that you should never miss- Optic disc edema
  • TNOA 2019
    • Comprehensive Nystagmus Management
  • Ophthafusion 2019: Organizing Secretary
    • Management of Pediatric Cataract
    • Evaluation of paralytic strabismus
    • Myopathy or Neuropathy: Decoding the ocular motility problem
  • Synapse 2019: All patients with Ocular myasthenia gravis need early immunosuppression (Against -debate)
  • 2nd POSN grand Mumbai: Panelist