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Sathiyan Karunanithi

Dr. Sathiyan Karunanithi MD

Retina and Vitreous
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All India Ophthalmological Society
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Phone: +971527179415


Dr Sathiyan had done his MBBS from Jawaharlal Nehru institute of medical science and research (JPMER) ,Puducherry (1999)
He had done his MD in ophthalmology from the prestigious All India Institute of Medical sciences (AIIMS) , New Delhi, India (2003)
MCH ophthalmology from Seychelles university (USAIM)
Vitreo retina training from Dr Rajendra prasad center (RPC) under the aegis of Prof YR Sharma
Advanced VR training from Vienna , Austria

Dr Sathiyan worked as consultant Retina & Cataract surgeon for various leading hospitals in Chennai from 2004 -06
He joined one of the leading chain of eye hospitals in India and has worked as consultant Vitreoretinal surgeon and as chief medical officer in Cochin, kerala and puducherry.
He has spearheaded in setting up vitreoretina specialty in various parts in south india.
He moved to Abu Dhabi, UAE in 2012 and worked as retina and cataract surgeon in the center of excellence for ophthalmology , NMC eye care.

Active member of All India ophthalmological society , Vitreo Retina society of India, European Retina Society
Principal investigator for Pfizer ,Mumbai, Member -Independent ethics committee , Mumbai
Advisory board committee -Allergan surgical
To his credit presented papers in various national and international forums.
He has international publications on Pseudophakic Rhegmatogenous Retinal detachment

Skills & Expertise
Dr Sathiyan has nearly 14 yrs experience in the field of vitreoretina and cataract surgery.
He has pioneered in the treatment of diabetic retinopathy and Age related macular degeneration. He has extensive experience in the usage of AntiVegf intravitreal injections in various retinal conditions.
He handles all complex surgical retinal conditions like advanced traction RD's. He has innovated and mastered the art of suture less Buckling and Vitrectomy surgeries - microincisional vitrectomy surgeries(MIVS).
He is highly experienced in handling macular holes and related surgeries.
He has mastered the art of combined cataract and vitrectomy surgeries for various conditions.
He has done more than 25000 advanced microincisional cataract surgeries with refractive IOL like Toric, Multifocal toric, Glued IOL, SFIOL, Cionni rings including all complex cataract settings.

He has enormous experience in multimodality retinal imaging, laser photocoagulation ,Photodynamic therapy and Retinopathy of prematurity management.

He can speak :English, Urdu/Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam

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