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NAME: Dr. Muralidhar R, MD (AIIMS), DNB, FRCS, MRCO
Senior Consultant – Paediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus, Glaucoma, Neuro-Ophthalmology
The Eye Foundation, Coimbatore.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE :

Pediatric ophthalmology, Strabismus, Glaucoma and Neuro-Ophthalmology (Fellowship Trained AIIMS, Moran Eye Center, The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary)

WORK EXPERIENCE:

 

Position Period Institution
Rotating Internee 1/1/1999-20/1/2000 JIPMER, Pondicherry
Junior Resident 27/01/2000-15/5/2003 Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Casualty Medical Officer cum Eye Bank Officer 11/8/2003-19/10/2003 Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences,
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Senior Resident 20/10/2003- 14/7/05 Squint, Glaucoma and Neuroophthalmology,
Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi
Associate Consultant 4/8/05-10/06 Pediatric ophthalmology, strabismus and neuroophthalmology,
Sankara Nethralaya,
18, college road,
Nungambakkam,
Chennai, Tamilnadu, India
Consultant 20/10/06- 07/09/13 Pediatric Ophthalmology and adult strabismus,
Aravind Eye Hospital,
No.1, Anna Nagar,
Madurai – 625020,
Tamilnadu
Senior Consultant 16/09/13-till date Glaucoma, Pediatric Ophthalmology, strabismus and neuro-ophthalmology
The Eye Foundation,D.B.Road
Coimbatore
Tamilnadu

  • HELPLINE

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

    • Coimbatore
    • Bengaluru
    • Tirupur
    • Mettupalayam
    • Ooty

ANY SIGNIFICANT AWARDS OR ACHIEVEMENTS:

 

PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Sudan R. Dada VK, Muralidhar R. Cortical removal simplified by J-cannula.irrigation. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2002 Oct;28(10):1720-1.
  2. Sudan R, Muralidhar R, Sharma P. Optic Nerve Cysticercosis-case report and review of current management. Orbit. 2005 Jun;24(2):159-62. Review.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 Microincision Phaco (Phakonit/MICS). New Delhi: Jaypee Brothers 2005: 346-54.
  5. Dada T, Muralidhar R, Sethi HS. Staining of Filtering Bleb with Trypan Blue during Phacoemulsification. Eye. 2006 Jul;20(7):858-9
  6. Dada T, Muralidhar R. Insertion of the Sensar IOL via the Monarch II delivery system. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2005 Sep;31(9):1684
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. Inferior rectus paresis and medial rectus overaction following retrobulbar anesthesia for cataract surgery.Muralidhar R, Vijayalakshmi P, Gunda AK. Int Ophthalmol. 2010 Aug;30(4):435-8.
  12. 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, Jeyanthan S.Binocul Vis Strabolog Q Simms Romano. 2011;26(2):110-3.
  13. Lipoid proteinosis of Urbach and Weithe: case report and a brief review of the literature.Sainani MP, Muralidhar R, Parthiban K, Vijayalakshmi P.Int Ophthalmol. 2011 Apr;31(2):141-3.
  14. 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, Jeyanthan S.Binocul Vis Strabolog Q Simms Romano. 2011;26(2):110-3.
  15. Freeman-Sheldon syndrome: case report and review of the literature. Ashish J, Muralidhar R, Vijayalakshmi P, Meenakshi S.Int Ophthalmol. 2011 Oct;31(5):405-7
  16. 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, Siddalinga Swamy GS, Vijayalakshmi P.Indian J Ophthalmol. 2012 Mar-Apr;60(2):144-6.
  17. 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.
  18. Muralidhar R, Vijayalakshmi P, Mahesh S, Srinivasan KG, Karthik SN. Ophthalmic Migraine With Pupil-Sparing Third Nerve Palsy. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2013 Sep 1;50(5):320. doi: 10.3928/01913913-20130222-01.
  19.  Muralidhar R, Ankita B, Vijayalakshmi P, Kumar SM. Ocular involvement in proteus syndrome. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2013 Nov-Dec;50(6):384
  20. 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.
  21. Muralidhar R, Ankita B, Vijayalakshmi P, Kumar SM. Ocular involvement in proteus syndrome. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2013 Nov-Dec;50(6):384.
  22. 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.
  23. Muralidhar R, Chandrasekhar CS, Ramamurthy D, Kanthappan P. WEBINO after binge drinking. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2014 Jul 1;51(4):256.
  24. 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]
  25. 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.
  26. 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.

Books Authored:

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

PRESENTATIONS AT CONFERENCES:

  1. 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
  2. Course Instructor- Phacoemulsification at the National Workshop. Cornea & Cataract Surgery. Sept 23-25th, 2004. Dr. R.P Center for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi
  3. 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.Trehan Trophy for Best Case Presentation at DOS annual conference 3rd and 4th Apr2004
  4. Muralidhar R. Optic Neuritis. Delhi Ophthalmological Society Annual Conference. 3rd and 4th April 2004
  5. Profile of Optic Disc Anomalies at a tertiary eye care center. TNOA 2006
  6. Impact of the amblyopia treatment trials on amblyopia treatment practice patterns in India. TNOA 2006
  7. Strabismus surgery under topical anaesthesia – TNOA 2008
  8. Managing management dilemmas in strabismus surgery – TNOA 2008
  9. Inferior oblique palsy –A review of cases presenting to a tertiary care center TNOA 2008 (co-author)
  10. Surgical outcomes of pediatric patients with traumatic cataract presenting to a tertiary care center – TNOA 2008 (co-author)
  11. Recession of normal eye lateral rectus in patients with exotropic DRS – TNOA 2008 (co-author)
  12. Diagnosis and treatment of nystagmus (video presentation – co-author) – TNOA 2008
  13. Strabismus surgery under topical anaesthesia – best paper award in TNOA 2008
  14. Beyond horizontal muscles in strabismus surgery – Capt Subramaniam award in TNOA 2009

Invited Faculty:

  1. Muralidhar R. Congenital Disc Anomalies. Presented at the Delhi Ophthalmological Society Annual Conference. 2nd and 3rd April. 2005
  2. PG update on diagnosis and management of strabismus in coimbatore , OCT 2007
  3. Diagnosis and Management of Paralytic Strabismus. Neuroophthalmology CME, Pondicherry 2007
  4. TNOA 2007 – diagnosis and management of strabismus
  5. 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
  6. Muralidhar R, Dada T. The GDx VCC nerve fiber analyzer. Presented at Eye Advance 2004. Mumbai
  7. IOL power calculation in children, inferior oblique palsy. DOS 2008
  8. DNB PG update examiner in aravind 2008
  9. SAO 2008 New Delhi– childhood blindness and visual rehabilitation
  10. Organizing secretary Pediatric ophthalmology cme at Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai Jan 2009
  11. AIOS 2009 Jaipur – instruction course on strabismus surgery – from basic to advanced ( topic – adjustable strabismus surgery, strabismus surgery under topical anaesthesia)
  12. Invited faculty tirunelveli 2009 DNB PG update
    • Evaluation of strabismus including vision testing in children
    • Restrictive strabismus
    • Prisms in Ophthalmology
  13. AIOC 2010 – IC 110- managing double trouble – co instructor (surgical management of diplopia)
  14. Invited by Orbis international for quality assessment at Dalian Eye Institute, china for quality assurance assessment
  15. AIOC 2013 – Co instructor in Nystagmus Capsule
  16. AIOC 2014- pg update in ‘Evaluation of paralytic strabismus and an introduction to strabismus surgery
  17. Optometry conference 2014 at the eye foundation – Managing refractive errors and amblyopia in children
  18. Organizing secretary of ophthafusion 2014 @ the eye foundation
  19. Phaco and refractive surgery 2015 conference at the eye foundation – Surgical management of cataracts in children
  20. AIOC 2015 – Cruise control in tough situations – in IC – What does it take to get the MIDAS touch in strabismus surgery?