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Amala Institute of Medical Sciences

(NABH Accredited and ISO 9001 2015 Certified)

Amala Nagar PO, Thrissur, Kerala, INDIA - 680555

OPHTHALMOLOGY

OP Timing

All working days - 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Facilities

In addition to the routine ophthalmic outpatient clinic, the department conducts the following speciality clinics:

» Diabetic eye screening

» Glaucoma screening

» Squint clinic

» Oculoplasty & orbit

» Contact lens clinic

» Community ophthalmology clinic & eye camps

» Ophthalmic trauma clinic

The following surgical procedures are performed routinely:

» Keyhole cataract surgery including phaeco emulsification

» Secondary intraocular lens implantation (including scleral fixation)

» Glaucoma surgeries

» Corneal transplantation

» Squint surgery

» Oculoplastic procedures

» Lacrimal sac surgery

» Ocular surface reconstruction and Amniotic membrane transplantation

» Microsurgical repair of ocular trauma

Faculty Details

NameDesignationPG Qualification
and Year
Post PG
Teaching Experience
Date of Birth 
Dr. Charles K SkariahProfessor and HODMS Ophthalmology 1981, DO39 years20-07-1952Profile
Dr. Thresika UvarajProfessorMS Ophthalmology 1987,DO33 years28-09-1953Profile
Dr. Lathika V KProfessorMS Ophthalmology 2003, DO, FRCS 17 years13-02-1973Profile
Dr. Jainy Joseph ImmattyAssistant ProfessorMS Ophthalmology 2013, DNB 20151 year28-03-1982Profile
Dr. Somy SajuSenior ResidentMBBS, DO 199817-05-1968Profile
Dr. Gigi Augustine TSenior ResidentD (Ophthal) 2002, DNB 200622-06-1972Profile
Dr. Pallikkara Divya RavindranJunior ResidentMBBS 2013..02-06-1986Profile
Dr. Vaisna GopiJunior ResidentMBBS 2018..07-12-1994Profile
Dr. Namitha S KumarJunior ResidentMBBS..Profile

Dr. Charles K Skariah

Previous positions held:

  • Lecturer in Ophthalmology, Medical College, TVM - 1981 - 1984
  • Asst. Professor of Ophthalmology, Medical College, Thrissur - 1984-1997
  • Asso. Professor of Ophthalmology, Medical College, Alappuzha - 1997 -1998
  • Asso. Professor of Ophthalmology, Medical College, Thrissur - 1998 -2000
  • Professor & HOD Ophthalmology, Medical College, Kozhikode - 2000-2004
  • Professor & HOD Ophthalmology, Medical College, Thrissur - 2004-2008
  • Professor of Ophthalmology, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur - 2008- continuing as such

Other Positions held:

  • Examiner - Medical Under Graduates & Post Graduates & Paramedical (Ophthalmology)
  • President, Thrissur Academic Club of Ophthalmology
  • Scientific Committee Chairman Kerala Society of Ophthalmic Surgeons (KSOS)
  • President of Kerala Society of Ophthalmic Surgeons (KSOS).

Memberships:

  • Member of Indian Medical Association(IMA)
  • All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS)
  • Kerala Society of Ophthalmic Surgeon (KSOS)
  • Thrissur Academic Club of Ophthalmology (TACO)

Dr. Thresika Uvaraj

Previous positions held:

  • Tutor in Pathology, Medical College, Calicut - 1980-1982
  • Tutor in Pharmacology, Medical College, Kottayam - 1982- 1983
  • Tutor in Ophthalmology, Medical College, Alleppey - 1983-1985
  • Tutor Trainee in Ophthalmology, Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, TVM - 1985-1987
  • Lecturer in Ophthalmology, Medical College, Thrissur - 1987-1997
  • Asst. Professor of Ophthalmology, Medical College, Thrissur - 1997-2004
  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, Medical College, Thrissur - 2004-2007
  • Professor of Ophthalmolgoy, Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Calicut - 2007-2008
  • Professor & HOD of Ophthalmology, Govt. Medical College, Thrissur - 2008-2009
  • Professor of Ophthalmology, Amala Institute of Medical Sciences, Thrissur - 2009 - continuing

Other training:

  • Small incision cataract surgery and IOL training
  • Refresher training on Medical retina

Memberships:

  • Member of Indian Medical Association(IMA)
  • All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS)
  • Kerala Society of Ophthalmic Surgeon (KSOS)
  • Thrissur Academic Club of Ophthalmology (TACO)

Dr. Lathika V K

Subspecialization:

Sir Ratan Tata Fellowship in Cataract Microsurgery from Sankar Nethralaya, Chennai, India

Fellowship in Medical Retina from Giridhar Eye Institute, Cochin, Kerala, India

Observership in ROP with Dr.Anand Ninekar, Narayana Nethralaya Bangalore, 2015.

Training in Phacoemulsification 2015.

Years of work experience - 17 years

Previous positions held:

  • Consultant Ophthalmologist, Aswini Hospital, Thrissur.
  • Lecturer in Ophthalmology, Medical College, Thrissur.
  • Lecturer in Ophthalmology, Jubilee Mission Medical College, Thrissur.

Other Positions:

  • Member - Core committee of KUHS (6 member state committee) to co-ordinate smooth implementation of CBME in Ophthalmology.
  • Member - Editorial board, Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology.
  • Member Scientific Committee Kerala Society of Ophthalmic Surgeons.
  • Scientific Committee Chairperson and editor of Academic News letter of Thrissur Academic Club of Ophthalmology.
  • Secretary - Thrissur Academic Club of Ophthalmology.

Memberships:

  • Life Member, Indian Medical Association (IMA).
  • Life Member, Kerala Society of Ophthalmic Surgeons (KSOS).
  • Life Member, All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS).
  • Life Member, Strabismological Society of India (SSI).
  • Thrissur Academic Club of Ophthalmologists.

Awards:

  • Most Active Young Ophthalmologist Award of TACO
  • Best Academic Achievement Award of TACO

Dr. Somy Saju

Diploma in Ophthalmology from Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram

MBBS from Medical College, Alappuzha

Experience (After Post-Graduation)

  • Senior Resident in Ophthalmology from October 2010 to date.
  • Junior Resident in Ophthalmology from March 2010 to September 2010.
  • Consultant Ophthalmologist Zam Zam Poly Clinic, Hail, KSA from March 2002 to June 2008.
  • Medical Officer Ophthalmology, Little Flower Hospital Ankamaly from January 1999 to April 2001.

Memberships:

  • Travancore- Cochin Medical Council India
  • Saudi Council for Medical Specialities
  • Member of Indian Medical Association(IMA)
  • Kerala Society of Ophthalmic Surgeon (KSOS)

Publications

Skariah C. Postgraduate residency training in ophthalmology: An overview. Kerala J Ophthalmol 2020;32:3-5.

Mathew M, Kamaladevi LV, Skariah CK. Microbial profile of lid margin flora in anterior blepharitis as compared with normal: A comparative, descriptive study. Kerala J Ophthalmol 2020;32:51-5.

Lathika VK, Minu SP, Charles KS. Influence of cataract on image quality and macular thickness measured using spectral domain optical coherence tomography: a prospective cohort study. Int J Adv Med 2017;4:546-50.

Lathika VK, Thresika U, Nayana S. Usefulness of anterior segment optical coherence tomography in descemet’s membrane detachment following cataract surgery. Int J Res Med Sci 2017;5:1484-6.

Workshop

Name of CME / Workshop / Quiz Theme/Subject Date of Conduct Credit Hours
Kerala Society of Ophthalmic Surgeons (KSOS) annual conference  Water logged macula  November, 2018  
Concordium , AIMS  Precipitating factors for squamous  blepharitis  October, 2018  
ENT- Ophthalmology academic meeting  Orbit -Proptosis & orbital cellulitis  October, 2018  
Thrissur Academic Club Mid year meeting  Retinal detachment  May, 2018  
Workshop on ozurdex implantation Hands of training for PG students  August, 2018 Nil
Skill lab of glaucoma using posters , video shows and power point presentation Living with glaucoma  12.03.2019. Nil

Award / Prizes

Name of Receiver Type of Award Award Provider Year      

Dr. Jainy Joseph Immatty, Assistant Professor 

Passed FICO (Clinical Ophthalmology)  International council of  Ophthalmology – UK 2019  
Dr. Lathika V K , Associate Professor  Completed Certificate programme on research methodology KUHS 2019  
Dr. Merie Mathew  Microbial Profile of LID Margin Flora in Anterior Blepharitis as Compared with Normals – A Comparative Descriptive Study Dr. Noel Moniz Award for the best anterior segment free paper in the state 2019