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Dr.P. Archana Teresa - Senior Consultant – Cataract & Glaucoma

Dr.P. Archana Teresa

Senior Consultant – Cataract & Glaucoma


Consultant Cataract, Paediatric & Neuro Ophthalmology at The Eye Foundation, Trichy Tamil Nadu.


  • Medical Retina (10 months) at Department of Vitreo-Retina, Institute of Ophthalmology at Joseph Eye Hospital, Tiruchirapalli, Tamilnadu.
  • Associated with Alcon Phaco Development fellowship program since 2017
  • Senior Resident at IOJEH upto Sep 2020.
  • Assistant Professor, Glaucoma and General Ophthalmology at IOJEH upto Sep 2022.
  • Surgical Experience: Have performed more than 7000 surgeries including cataract surgeries, glaucoma surgeries and medical retina mangement.
  • NABH Internal Assessor since 2019 at IOJEH,Trichy

Teaching Experience:

  • Surgical trainer(SICS) for Postgraduates and IOL trainees at Aravind Eye Hospital, Salem
  • Postgraduate teaching at IOJEH, Trichy
  • Teaching BSC Optometry students at IOJEH Trichy

Research Experience:

  • Completed UG ICMR Project entitled "Microbial Keratitis in Mangalore" 2005.
  • Completed UG ICMR Project entitled "Assessment of risk factors for atherosclerosis in Mangalore" 2007.
  • Independently perform routine strabismus surgeries.


  • Thomas PA, Archana Teresa P, Theodore , Geraldine P. PCR for the molecular diagnosis of mycotic keratitis. Expert Review of Molecular Diagnostics 2012; 12(7): 703-718
  • Geraldine P, Muralidharan AR, Elanchezhian R, Archana Teresa P,Thomas PA. Acetyl-L-Carnitine as a nutraceutical agent in preventing selenite-induced cataract. In: Handbook of Nutrition, Diet, and the Eye, editor Preedy VR. 2014: Elsevier Inc., Oxford, UK. Chapter 50, pp. 493 to 504.
  • Cover photo accepted for publication in the Eye (Nature ) in 2021

Papers presented at Conferences:

    Regional Conferences

    TNOA Conference 2013:

  • Hyperhomocysteinemia-a risk factor for retinal vascular occlusions in young patients: presentation and management (oral presentation).
  • HIV Retinal microvasculopathy presenting as combined central retinal vein occlusion with cilioretinal artery occlusion (e- Poster)
  • TNOA Conference 2014:

  • Bilateral Persistent Hyperplastic Primary Vitreous- A Case report (e-Poster)
  • TNOA Conference 2017:

  • Quality of life assessment in children with Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis at a Eye hospital in South India (Physical poster)
  • TNOA Conference 2019:

  • Central Corneal Thickness-a possible predictor of disc damage in glaucoma(Oral presentation)
  • TNOA Conference 2020:

  • Astigmatism in small incision cataract surgery versus Phacoemulsification: A temporal approach(E-poster)
  • Bilateral simultaneous angle closure glaucoma with induced myopia-Think secondary glaucoma
  • TNOA Conference 2022:

  • Distribution of pre-operative and post-operative astigmatism in patients undergoing cataract surgery(E-poster)
  • Visual fields:The eyes that are windows to the brain(E-Poster)

    National Conferences:

    AIOC, Feb. 2015(New Delhi):

  • Nutritional deficiencies of Folate and Vitamin B12 as potential risk factors for hyperhomocysteinemia in young patients in the community (Oral presentation) in ACION session
  • Outcome of medical therapy for microbial keratitis (Oral presentation FP 654)

Miscellaneous details:

    Spouses' name & Occupation

  • Dr.T.Joseph MD.,DM(Cardio)., DNB(Cardio)., PDF(Electrophysiology),Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Lead Electrophysiologist,Kauvery Heart City,Trichy.
  • Fathers' name &Occupation : Dr. Philip A. Thomas MD., Ph.D., FRCPath.,

  • Associate Director(Rese and43 &Heead of-Octtr crejology,Joseph Eye Hospital,Trichy, Tamilinadu.


  • Fellow of the International Council of Ophthalmology(FICO) - awarded in May 2018
  • Member of Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh[MRCSEd(Ophth)] - awarded in 2019

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