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Dr. Tamilarasi S

Cataract, Ophthalmology (Eye)

Profile


CURRENT POSITION

  • Senior consultant, Cataract and IOL services, The Eye foundation, Coimbatore.
  • Phaco trainer for Phacoshaala , The Eye Foundation , Coimbatore.
  • Areas of expertise -Implantation of Premium IOL s (Toric IOL, Multifocal IOL) and complicated cataract management.


Awards

  • Awarded Dr. G. Venkatasamy Gold Medal for Academic Excellence in M.S., Ophthalmology in 2007.

PRESENTATIONS

International  Conference

  • Poster Presentation In AAO - 2008 - Comparison of External with Endonasal Surgical Dacryocystorhinostomy

National Conference

  • AIOC 2011- Posterior Capsular Opacification in different types of IOL designs and materials
  • AIOC 2011 – Outcomes of Iris fixated IOL s
  • AIOC 2018 – VAST CATARACT SESSION – PCR MANAGEMENT
  • AIOC 2019 – IOL power calculation after laser refractive surgery in myopic eyes- Our experience (FP) & VAST CATARACT SESSION – PCR MANAGEMENT

State Conference

  • TNOA 2009 - Outcomes of Iris fixated IOL s (FP)
  • TNOA 2010 – Co instructor - Biometry Instruction Course – Various A Scan s and IOLFormulae
  • TNOA 2017- Influence of posterior corneal astigmatism on the outcome of Toric IOL s (FP)
  • TNOA 2019- Co instructor – Preoperative evaluation in Toric IOLs-  A complete picture &IOL power calculation after Laser refractive cataract surgery in Myopic eyes using Barrett True K formula (FP)

OTHERS

  • Review article in Journal of TNOA -IOL Materials and Designs
  • Ophthalmology Today 2009 - Case Response
  • Phaco Excel 2008 (Aravind Eye Care Systems International Phaco Workshop)- SICS in Brown and White Cataracts
  • Phaco Refractive decoded :
      1. 2016- Monitoring Visual outcomes in Cataract Surgery
      2. 2017- Newer Formulae in IOL power calculation, Soft cataract management, Debate on strength of manual rhexis
      3. 2019- Importance of good data management, Debate on IC antibiotics (NO)
  • Advanced Cataract Technology 2018- Newer calculation metrics for Toric IOL.


Experience

  • Completed MS in the year 2007 and joined as Assistant Professor in the Department of Cataract and IOL Services, Aravind Eye Hospitals, Madurai (2007-2010)under Dr. Haripriya and was trained in Phacoemulsification with foldable IOL implantation , managing complicated cataracts and secondary IOL implantation.
  • Trained Postgraduates, national and international trainees in Small Incision Cataract surgery and Phacoemulsification surgery.
  • FROM AUG 2014 TILL NOW - As Senior Consultant , PG cataract surgery trainer and Phacoshaala trainer at The Eye Foundation, Coimbatore.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

  • Submitted M.S., Thesis titled Comparison of External with Endonasal Surgical Dacryocystorhinostomy.
  • Did study on Iris fixated IOL s and their safety profile and presented it in State and National Conferences.
  • Actively participated and had been a Co -Guide in Clinical trials conducted in the Department of Cataract and IOL Services, Aravind Eye Care System, Madurai.
  • Guide for DNB thesis - Comparison of visual outcomes and internal aberrations following implantation of diffractive trifocal intraocular lens and extended depth of focus intraocular lens.


Academic

  • MBBS - PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore affiliated to The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University.                         
  • MS in Ophthalmology - Aravind Eye Hospital & Post Graduate Insitiute in Ophthalmology, Madurai, affiliated to The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University.
  • Has passed The Basic Science Assessment and  The Clinical Science Assessment in Ophthalmology conducted by  the International Council Of Ophthalmology in the year 2005 And 2008 respectively.