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Dr. Shama Sharief  - Vitreo Retina, Ophthalmology (Eye), Uvea

Dr. Shama Sharief

Vitreo Retina, Ophthalmology (Eye), Uvea


The diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy on end stages in a patient sets a devastating tone to him/ her and to their family as it is a blinding disease if not detected and treated at early stages. People should be aware of methods of early detection of diabetic retinopathy, which translates into early treatment and quality life to a patient with good vision. She particularly emphasizes on early detection of diabetic retinopathy by spreading awareness. Her areas of interest include Surgeries like complicated rhegmatogenous and diabetic tractional retinal detachments, Macular holes, epiretinal membrane and scleral fixated IOL. She has a focus of interests in macular disorders and retinal imaging.

Current position: 

Vitreo Retina Surgeon & Uvea Consultant in The Eye Foundation, Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

Professional Experience:

Vitreo-Retina Consultant at Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu.

Medical Retina:

  • Diabetic Retinopathy: PRP/ Focal Lasers
  • Laser to IPCV, CNVM, Ram, Hyaloidotomy
  • CSR: Focal Laser
  • Intravitreal Injections
  • Interpretation of FFA/ICG/SD-OCT/BSCAN/OCTA
  • ROP screening, ROP intravitreal injection, ROP laser

Surgical Retina:

  • Endophthalmitis management
  • Scleral Buckling
  • Rhegmatogenous RD : RRD surgery
  • Vitrectomy for Vitreous hemorrhage / Subhyaloid hemorrhage / TRD Macula (Diabetic Vitrectomy)
  • Management of dislocated nucleus/ cortex/ PCIOL/Scleral fixated IOL
  • Silicon oil removal
  • Epiretinal membrane removal
  • Macular hole surgery


  • Timing of ocular examination and retinal imaging for the diagnosis of type 2 macular telangiectasia (MacTel). Eur J Ophthalmol. 2023 Feb 14:11206721231158141. doi: 10.1177/11206721231158141. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36788478.
  • Serial ERG monitoring of response to therapy in vitamin A deficiency related night blindness. BMJ Case Rep. 2022;15(3):e247856. Published 2022 Mar 29. doi:10.1136/bcr-2021-247856
  • Commotio retinae halo. BMJ Case Rep. 2022;15(3):e249270. Published 2022 Mar 17. doi:10.1136/bcr-2022-249270
  • Ocular manigestations of Stevens- Johnson syndrome and toxic epidermal necrolysis among patients admitted to a medical college hospital: A case series. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1;103-5
  • Parental perceptions and practices regarding eye health of children: A study from a teaching hospital of coastal Karnataka. IJAR 2020; DOI: Vol-10, Issue 03
  • Long-term effects of combined brilliant blue G and xenon light induced retinal toxicity following macular hole repair surgery. BMC Ophthalmol. 2023 Feb 9;23(1):57. doi: 10.1186/s12886-023-02811-w. PMID: 36759787; PMCID: PMC9909863.
  • Post-vitrectomy delayed retinal breaks in proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Int J Retina Vitreous. 2023 Feb 1;9(1):7. doi: 10.1186/s40942-023-00444-1. PMID: 36726158; PMCID: PMC9890729.
  • Onion ring sign on spectral domain optical coherence tomography in diabetic macular edema: Its evolution and outcomes. European Journal of Ophthalmology. 2023;0(0).
  • Paracentral acute middle maculopathy progressing to central retinal artery occlusion following corona virus disease vaccination: a multimodal imaging report. Med Hypothesis Discov Innov Optom. 2023 Spring; 4(1): 41-49.
  • Long-term follow-up of acute retinal necrosis with retinal detachment secondary to herpes simplex virus type 2 with a successful visual outcome. BMJ Case Rep. 2023 Apr 26;16(4):e252913. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2022-252913. PMID: 37185312; PMCID: PMC10151916.
  • Multicolour® imaging findings in commotio retinae with Optical Coherence Tomography Correlation
  • Recommendations for management of peripheral retinal degenerations. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2022 Oct;70(10):3681-3686. doi: 10.4103/ijo.IJO_689_22. PMID: 36190072; PMCID: PMC9789835.
  • Transient regression of new vessels after anti-vascular endothelial growth factor monotherapy in proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Clin Exp Optom. 2023 Apr 20:1-2. doi: 10.1080/08164622.2023.2199142. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37078163.
  • Lincoff’s Rule is not followed in pediatric rhegmatogenous retinal detachments. Seminars in Ophthalmology
  • Selective rod outer segment disruption in commotio retinae - a finding identified on Multicolour® Imaging. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2022 Dec;260(12):3817-3824. doi: 10.1007/s00417-022-05758-8. Epub 2022 Jul 6. PMID: 35792930.
  • Central visual field defects and optical coherence tomography angiography changes following congenital optic disc pit without maculopathy. Clin Exp Optom. 2022 Aug 16:1-4. doi: 10.1080/08164622.2022.2111202. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35973408.
  • Tamoxifen retinopathy and macular telangiectasia: A comparative case series. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2022 Nov 27:11206721221142637. doi: 10.1177/11206721221142637. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36437624.
  • Nasal origin of cilioretinal artery in central retinal artery occlusion. Clin Exp Optom. 2022 Nov 14:1-4. doi:10.1080/08164622.2022.2141102. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 36375139.
  • Aberrant filling of the retinal vein on fluorescein angiography in branch and hemi-central retinal artery occlusion. Eye (2022).

Membership of the academic Societies:

  • Life member of All India Ophthalmological Society (A.I.O.S.)
  • Life member of Karnataka Ophthalmological Society (K.O.S.)
  • Life member of Vitreo-Retinal Society India (VRSI)

Academic qualification:

  • MBBS Kasturba Medical College (KMC) at Manipal University, Manipal, Karnataka.
  • MS (Ophthalmology) at Yenepoya Medical College and Hospital, Mangalore, Karnataka.
  • Fellowship in Retina & Vitreous,Uvea,ROP- Narayana Nethralaya, Bangalore. Karnataka.

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