Dr. D. Ramamurthy

Cataract, Ophthalmology (Eye), Refractive Surgery / Lasik

Profile

  • Schooling at New Delhi
  • MBBS from JIPMER, Pondicherry
  • M.D. Ophthalmology from R.P. Center, AIIMS, New Delhi
  • DNB in Ophthalmology
  • Fellowship in VITREORETINAL SURGERY
  • Worked as VITREORETINAL Consultant under Dr. S. S. Badrinath at Chennai for two years.
  • Was the CHAIRMAN- SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE of All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) which is an association of over 19,000 Ophthalmologists from all over India. As Chairman he was in charge of coordinating the entire scientific activities of the association from 2008 -2014. He was the President of Tamilnadu Ophthalmic Association (TNOA) in 2015 and President of All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) in 2016.
  • Created e-awareness among the Ophthalmologists and started Email group to discuss, clear clinical doubts in day-to-day practice, which is being accessed by nearly 8400 ophthalmologists on a daily basis.
  • Edited two editions of "Ready Reckoner in Ophthalmology" for a universal code of preferred practice covering the entire gamut of ophthalmology. This book with more than 300 authors contributing is a ready reference for the practitioner as well as student of ophthalmology.
  • Is happily married to Chitra, herself an accomplished Ophthalmologist. Son is an ophthalmologist while daughter is a medico.
  • Listening to music & travelling are his passions. Has trekked to the base camp of Mt. Everest, in the interiors of Himachal, in Black Forest in Germany & in Newzeland.


Awards

  • DR.C.B.BHASKARAN Ophthalmic oration award by IMA Tamil Nadu.
  • Dr. P. Siva Reddy Gold Medal Oration award by Andhra Pradesh Ophthalmic Society.
  • Retina Foundation Oration award by Gujarat Ophthalmic Society.
  • Dr. T. Agarwal gold medal by Intraocular Implant & Refractive Society, India
  • Captain Kiran Sen memorial lecture awarded by Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Kolkata.
  • Dr. Vinod Arora oration awarded by Uttarkhand State Ophthalmological Society Gold Medal from Bombay Ophthalmic Association.
  • Dr. Joseph Gnanadhickam Memorial Gold medal oration award by Tamilnadu Ophthalmic Association.
  • Dr. Ishwarchandra oration award by Vidharba Ophthalmological Society.
  • Dr. V.M.Albal Oration Award by Deccan Ophthalmological Society.
  • Prof B.P. Kashyap Oration Award, EIZOC 2011
  • Distinguished Service Award at APAO 2012, Busan.
  • Dr. Anila Khunteta Memorial Oration Award by Rajasthan Ophthalmological Society
  • Dr. A. N. Pandeya oration award at "Swarnajyoti 2012", 50th Annual meeting of Bihar Ophthalmic Society
  • Coimbatore Rotary Texcity Vocational Excellence Award, 2014
  • Dr. Subramaniam Oration award by Karnataka Ophthalmic Society 2015
  • Dr. B.P. kashyap Oration award by Uttrakhand Ophthalmic Society 2015
  • Susrutha oration award by Chaitanya Eye Hospital, Trivandrum, 2016
  • ASIA PACIFIC CERTIFIED EDUCATOR (ACE) Award at the Asia Pacific Society of Cataract and Refractive surgeons (APACRS) annual meet held at Bali, Indonesia 2016
  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology-Achievement award.


Experience

    Chairman of THE EYE FOUNDATION
  • The Eye Foundation is a chain of 10 tertiary care eye hospitals located at Coimbatore (3 branches including a charitable centre), Bangalore, Kochi, Tirupur, Ooty, Mettupalayam, Pollachi & Erode.
  • The ten centers together employ 45 full time consultants and 80 Optometrists with total staff strength of about 400. State of the art treatment for all sub specialties is provided in these centres.
  • Is a trustee of NETHRA JYOTHI TRUST, a registered charitable trust through which all the eye camps and other charitable activities are carried out.
  • The hospital is recognized for DNB in ophthalmology, MGR university affiliated Fellowships in Cornea & Comprehensive Ophthalmology, 2 year fellowship in optometry & an ophthalmic nursing course affiliated to Bharathiyar university.
  • Has been trained at premier eye centers around the world in USA, UK, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Australia, Hong Kong and Singapore.
  • Has been a guest speaker and invited faculty at various State, Regional, National and International level meetings and seminars and has performed live surgeries at many centers throughout the country and abroad.
  • Was a member of the Cornea Sub Committee for ICO (International Council of Ophthalmology).
  • Co-Chairman of the Scientific Committee for the APAO (Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology) meet to be held at Seoul in 2012 & Hyderabad in 2013.
  • Is a Reviewer of Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, EYE & BJO. Has authored or Co-authored 13 peer reviewed publications.
  • Is a member of the Global Surgical Advisory Board (GSAB) of both ALCON & J & J.
  • Has 21 publications in peer reviewed journals.


Academic

    Has chaired sessions, presented papers, guest lectures, INSTRUCTION COURSES and performed LIVE SURGERIES at:
  • ASCRS meetings at San Diego, Boston, Washington, Chicago and San Francisco.
  • ESCRS (European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery) meet at Paris, London, Stockholm, Berlin and Barcelona.
  • Australian Society of Cataract and Refractive surgery (AUSCRS) meet at CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA.
  • Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology meetings at Manila, Bangkok, Singapore, Bali, Busan & New Delhi.
  • Has delivered guest lectures at the Vietnam National meet.
  • SAARC Ophthalmology meetings at Katmandu and Colombo.
  • Malaysian Ophthalmic Society, Kuala Lumpur (Twice)
  • Has lectured on phakic IOLs in Shanghai, China, Malaysia and Sweden.
  • Zyoptix Alliance meetings at Seoul, Singapore, Bangkok and Hongkong.
  • Technis Multifocal Innovators meet at Phuket and Bali.
  • ICL Experts meet at Stockholm and Barcelona.
  • European Society of Ophthalmology (SOE) meeting at Amsterdam.
  • Has performed live surgeries & conducted courses at APAO Bali & Beijing.
  • Chaired a symposium at the Russian Society of Ophthalmologists meeting at S. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery institute at Moscow.
  • Invited guest speaker in the International Ophthalmology Congress held in Mansoura, Egypt.
  • Invited Guest speaker at Imperial City Eye Meeting in Hue City, Vietnam
  • Performed live surgery & Guest lecture at Islamia Eye Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Invited guest speaker at Allergan Asia Pacific Meet at Hongkong.
  • Invited guest speaker at Jakarta Eye Center International Meeting, JECIM 2012
  • Invited Guest speaker at APACRS