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Dr. (Prof) Meenakshi Yadav Dhar

Senior Consultant




MBBS, MS Ophthalmology

Dr. Meenakshi Yadav is an experienced senior ophthalmic surgeon with over three decades of clinical experience. She is a Panophthalmologist with expertise in Cataract, Glaucoma, Strabismus & Neuroophthalmology in both adults and children. She had spent over 2 decades at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, where she was the founder Head of Ophthalmology - a department she had setup in 1999. As Professor she had established herself as an astute clinician and a keen academician who has been teaching postgraduates for over 25 years. In 2020 , she moved back to the North India and continued to be Professor Emeritus at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi.Dr. Meenakshi was Senior Consultant at Centre For Sight [ Dwarka & Safdurjung Enclave] in 2020-21 at their Dwarka Institute.

  • MBBS
  • MS Ophthalmology
  • Cataract - Femtosecond Cataract Surgery, MICS{Microincision Cataract Surgery} , Phacoemulsification in all types of cataract in young and old, using all types of IOLs-Toric, Multifocal, Extended depth of focus lenses[EDFL} ,Monofocal ,Scleral Fixated PCIOL Subluxated and dislocated lenses
  • Glaucoma- Managing all types of glaucoma [in Both Adults & Children] with laser, Medical & surgical management. Trabeculectomy , Phacotrabeculectomy, Glaucoma Implants. Trabeculotomy + Trabeculectomy and Goniotomy for Congenital Glaucoma, MIGS
  • Strabismus[Squint} -Managing all types of Comittant & Incomitant Squints both medically & surgically
  • Paediatric Ophthalmology - Managing all types of ocular problems in childhood including refractive errors and Amblyopia therapy; Paediatric cataracts and Childhood glaucoma especially glaucomas in infants.
  • Neuro-ophthalmology- Managing Optic Neuritis and ocular involvement in Multiple Sclerosis, Visual field & OCT changes in Pituitary & Cranial tumors, Toxic Neuropathies and Paralytic squints
  • Comprehensive management of Ophthalmology patients
  • Lid surgeries including Fasanella & Sling surgeries for Ptosis & Blepharochalasis repair, Cutlet Beard for Lid cancers, Anterior Orbitotomy.
  • Diverse anterior segment surgeries including ocular Trauma injury repair, pterygium excision.
  • She had won the AIOS Travel Trainee Fellowship in 1994 and had spent some time at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai.
  • Best Physical Poster award in subspecialty -Glaucoma at Indore in 2019 For her paper on Ocular Blood Flow in 2019
  • Achievement Award from Women’s Ophthalmology Society in 2017 & 2018
Year Position Organization
2016-2018 Associate Consultant Neurology Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon
2018-2019 Epilepsy Fellow Amrita Hospital, Kochi
2020-2022 Visiting Consultant, Neurology Meditrina Hospital, Jamshedpur
  1. Herpetic Keratitis, Visiscan. 1994, 2 (8) : 15-16
  2. Herpes zoster Neuroretinitis, Visiscan. 1995, 2 (11) : 91.
  3. Red eye, Chapter In: Mittal MM (ed) ‘Medical emergencies for General Practitioners’. IMA College of General Practitioners, New Delhi. 1991 : 13 – 15
  4. Contact Lenses – Present, Past and Future, Indian Contact Lens Journal. 1995,12: pg 6-11
  5. Contact Lens Solutions, Indian Contact Lens Journal (accepted for publication)
  6. Clear Lens Extraction for Visual Rehabilitation in High Myopia : AIOS Proceedings 1995.
  7. Cornea contact lens relationship prediction by fluorescein pattern method: In: Gupta VP (ed), Current Ophthalmology. Delhi Ophthalmic Society, New Delhi.1995: 55 – 57.
  8. Tear Immunoglobulin profile amongst successful wearers of contact lenses: Gupta VP (ed), Current Ophthalmology. Delhi Ophthalmic Society, New Delhi. 1995: 58 – 63.
  9. Bacteriology of anterior chamber aspirate after IOL implantation. in: Gupta VP (ed), Current Ophthalmology. Delhi Ophthalmic Society, New Delhi. 1995: 126 – 129
  10. Contact Lens fitting in Keratoconus. AIOS Proceedings 1996 pg 51-54
  11. Optic neuroretinitis, a rare manifestation of herpes zoster ophthalmicus : a case report. Journal of Communicable Disease J Commun Dis. 1997 Mar;29(1):57-61.
  12. Outcome of vigilant, management of early Stevens Johnson Syndrome Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology Vol.XVIII [1] March 2006
  13. Book Review on Eyelid Tumors –Clinical Diagnosis and surgical Treatment Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology Vol. XVIII [3] March 2006
  14. Book Review on Strabismus Simplified Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology Vol.XVIII [3] March 2006
  15. Dirofilaria masquerading as a cyst in the muscle Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology March 2008 Vol. XX, No. 1 pg 88-90
  16. Comparison of results of Optic Disc Analysis using Stereoscopic Biomicroscopy, StereoFundus Photography and Optical Coherence Tomography Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology SEPT 2007 [3] Vol.XIXPg 276-81
  17. A Rare Case Of Subfoveal Choroidal Neovascular Membrane In Radiation Retinopathy- Combination Therapy Works Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology Sept. 2007 [3] Vol. XIX Pg 308-310
  18. Intravitreal Bevacizumab in Diabetic Retinopathy Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology Sept. 2007 Vol. XIX, No. 3 Pg 266-69
  19. Assessment of Merits of Clear Corneal Incision over Scleral Tunnel Incision in Phacoemulsification Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology Vol. XX, No. 3 Sept 2008 Pg 259-262
  20. Unusual manifestations of pituitary tumors. Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology [Vol. XIX [2] March 2007 Pg. 147 –155.
  21. Fulminant Tribacterial Traumatic Endophthalmitis Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology [Vol. XVIII [4] Dec 2006 Pg. 346-348.
  22. Glaucoma Masqueraders – Our Clinical Experience – Has OCT Made Diagnosis Easier? Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology [Vol. XIX [2] March 2008 Pg. 22-31.
  23. Is UBM useful for zonular integrity Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology [Vol. XIX] Jun 2008 Pg. 144-147.
  24. Emerging Concepts in Glaucoma in Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology Jun 2013 Vol XXV Vol 2 pg 117-24
  25. Congenital Aniridia & glaucoma–A case report in Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology 2013 Vol XXV 3 pg 233-36
  26. Phacotrabeculectomy Dilemmas and Deliberations Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology XXVIISept 2015 pg 190-96
  27. Optic Nerve Head Evaluation- Chapter Glaucoma Diagnosis and Management Glaucoma Society of India Guidelines on Glaucoma
  28. A longitudinal study of retinal nerve fibre layer pro le in patients with multiple sclerosis and its significance Neurology India 2017 65 [6] 1402
  29. Prevalence of glaucoma in patients with obstructive sleep apnea Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, October-December, 2017; 3(4): 398-401
  30. Screening Tools for Assessment of Early Changes of Retinal Toxicity in Patients on Hydroxychloroquine Therapy Amrita Journal of Medicine 2017 Vol. 13,2 Aprl - Jun 2017, Page 1 - 44 Pg 3-7