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NAME : Dr. Sean Socrates da Silva; MBBS, MS
Centre Head, Consultant – Corneal Transplantation , Cataract and Refractive Surgery
The Eye Foundation, Bengaluru

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION

  • MBBS at Goa Medical College
  • MS in Ophthalmology at GMC
  • Fellowship at Aravind Eye Hospital , Madurai in Cornea and Anterior segment disorders .

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Phacoemulsification Cataract Surgery
  • Refractive surgery
  • Corneal diseases, Corneal transplantation and Pterygium surgeries
  • Paediatric Ophthalmology

WORK EXPERIENCE: 10YEARS

  • Consultant Sankar Foundation eye hospital , Vishakapatnam ; Chief Cornea Services
  • Consultant Cornea , Cataract and Refractive Surgery ; Aravind eye Hospital Madurai
  • Consultant Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery ; The Eye Foundation :Coimbatore

AWARDS AND ACHIEVEMENTS:

 

PUBLICATION AND AWARDS

  • Acanthamoeba Keratitis; Present Scenario. Orissa Journal of Ophthalmology, July 2007, Dr M Srinivasan, Dr Sean Socrates DSilva
  • The lack of solar protection and the lack of hygiene producing corneal problems; co-author: Points De Vue, Essilor journal of Optometry, sep (Autumn) 2008
  • Dr M Srinivasan, Dr Sean Socrates DSilva
  • Current Concepts in Customised LASIK; Chapter 8, Tips and Tricks of LASIK Surgery book by Shashi Kapoor  # co-authors, Sean Socrates DSilva and N. Venkatesh Prajna,
  • Pantoea ananatis as a Cause of Corneal Infiltrate after Rice Husk Injury
    Geetha ManoharanPrajna LalithaLakshmi Priya JeganathanSean Socrates DSilva and N. Venkatesh Prajna, J. Clin. Microbiol. June 2012 vol. 50 no. 6 2163-2164

MEMBERSHIP OF THE ACADEMIC SOCIETIES

  • All India Ophthalmological Society
  • Karnataka Ophthalmic Association
  • Indian Medical Association

SURGICAL EXPOSURE

  • Clear Corneal Phacoemulsification – 4,500
  • Manual small incision cataract surgery – 6,200
  • Planned extracapsular cataract surgery – 250
  • Iris Fixation of PC Intraocular lens
  • Scleral fixated Intraocular lens for surgical aphakia
  • Toric IOL and Multifocal IOL implantation
  • STAAR ICL –
  • Capsular tension rings, Iris hooks, Capsular hooks in Indicated cases

SURGICAL TRAINING IN CORNEA AND ANTERIOR SEGMENT

  • Therapeutic penetrating keratoplasty:
  • Optical Penetrating keratoplasty:
  • Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty:
  • Descemets stripping Endothelial keratoplasty:
  • Penetrating keratoplasty with intraocular lens insertion: 142
  • Primary repair of open globe injuries
  • Corneal tear repair with cataract surgery
  • Pterygium excision with conjunctival autograft / Fibrin Glue,
  • Corneal patch graft:
  • Scleral patch graft:
  • Amniotic membrane transplantation in various disorders
  • Limbal autograft in stem cell deficiency
  • Excision biopsy of ocular surface neoplasias and other lesions
  • Corneal tattooing
  • Boston Keratoprosthesis:

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

Aios 2014:
Instruction Courses

  • Chief Coordinator : Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty
  • Co-Presenter : Recurrent Pterygium Management
  • Co-Presenter : IOL Calculation Discrepancies Post refractive Surgery .

TNOA 2011

  • Inadvertent retention of Descemets membrane with double anterior chamber in Penetrating Keratoplasty: case report, First author
  • Post traumatic intralenticular foreign body – The back door entry. Dr.Soundaram.M, Dr.Sean Socrates D Silva, Dr.Venkatesh Prajna, received the Best Video, Captain Subramaniam Award
  • Outcome of Dematiacious Fungal Keratitis and role of Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty in management, Paper presentation, Second author.

PHACO EXCEL 2012

  •  Intraocular lens power calculation post myopic refractive surgery: Presentation

ONGOING CLINICAL RESEARCH

Areas Of Interest Include;

  • TDALK In Fungal Keratitis
  • Ex Vivo Stem Cell Transplantation For Limbal Stem Cell Deficiency
  • DSAEK Post Therapeutic Keratoplasty.

CURRENT WORK

  • Efficacy Of Intrastromal Voriconazole In Deep Fungal Keratitis.
  • ASIA CORNEA SOCIETY INFECTIOUS KERATITIS STUDY, Aravind Madurai Is One Of The Collaborating Sites.
  • Co- Principal Investigator.
  • Clinicaltrials.Gov Identifier: NCT01560208

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • PG teacher for DNB students, since 2005
  • HELPLINE

    • Coimbatore - 9442217798
    • Bengaluru - 9972033005
    • Tirupur - 9442532335
    • Mettupalayam - 9487427791
    • Ooty - 9442213883
  • LOCATIONS

    • Coimbatore
    • Bengaluru
    • Tirupur
    • Mettupalayam
    • Ooty