Resident research projects over last 5 years (Dissertations from 2018)


  1. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus as a Risk Factor of Open Angle Glaucoma: A Case- Control Study
  2. Effect of Phaco- trabeculectomy compared to Phacoemulsification on Refractive outcome
  3. Factors Affecting Refraction following Phacoemulsification with a Single Piece Foldable Intraocular Lens Implantation- An Observational Study
  4. Retinopathy of Prematurity- Incidence, Risk factors and role of Postnatal Weight Gain in Predicting its Severity
  5. Clinicomicroniological Profile in Infectious Keratitis and their Association with Clinical Outcome
  6. Ocular Biometry and Genomic Association in Primary Angle Closure Disease- A descriptive study (Intramural funded- Rs 1,50,000/-)
  7. Assessment of Posterior Corneal Astigmatism and Corneal Thickness and its Association with Total Corneal Astigmatism in Indian Eyes
  8. Refractive outcomes following LASER Photocoagulation with Frequency doubled Nd:YAG LASER (532nm GREEN LASER) in Severe Retinopathy of Prematurity
  9. Validation of the Standard Patient Evaluation of Eye Dryness(SPEED) Questionnaire for the assessment of symptoms of Dry Eye Disease in patients attending a tertiary care hospital: A cross sectional study
  10. Ocular Surface Disorder among Adult Type II Diabetes Mellitus patients and it's Correlation with Tear Film Markers (Intramural funded- Rs 70,000/-)
  11. Clinical characteristics and surgical outcome in Congenital Glaucoma
  12. Ocular changes in pregnant Indian women:A Longitudinal study
  13. Surgical outcomes of Phacotrab vs Trabeculectomy in a tertiary eye care center in Puducherry
  14. Association between Retinal Nerve Fibre Layer thickness and Anterior segment parameters in patients with Pseudoexfoliation-A cross sectional comparative study
  15. Assessment of stereopsis in paediatric and adolescent refractive errors (Intramural funded- Rs 40,320/-)
  16. Influence of anxiety on the performance of visual field testing by standard automated perimetry in patients with glaucoma
  17. Assessment of etiology,clinical profile and visual outcome in Pediatric ocular trauma in Hospitalised patients at a tertiary health care hospital in south India
  18. Patterns of ocular trauma and its associated factors among adults patients with road traffic accidents in a tertiary hospital in South India
  19. Glaucoma among adult patients with migrane- a hospital based comparative cross sectional study
  20. Clinico-microbiological profile and treatment outcomes in paediatric periorbital cellulitis
  21. Short term structural and functional ocular changes following pan retinal photocoagulation
  22. Evaluation of changes in anterior segment following laser peripheral iridotomy in patients with PACG with Sirius Scheimpflug corneal topographer
  23. Comparison of accuracy of various intraocular lens calculation formulae with SRK/T formula using LENSTARbiometer in patients undergoing phacoemulsification
  24. Assessment of perinatal riskfactors,clinicalchatacteristics and microbial profile in CNLDO in a tertiary care centre
  25. Evaluation of systemic risk factors in diabetic retinopathy among patients with type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in a tertiary care hospital in South India- An analytical study
  26. Hypertensive retinopathy and neonatal outcomes in women with pre eclampsia-An observational study
  27. Analysis of serum erythropoietin in patients with diabetic retinopathy in South Indian population-A Cross sectional comparative study
  28. Comparison of the efficacy of phacoemulsification with manual small incision cataract surgery on changes in corneal endothelial density among diabetic patients undergoing cataract surgery-A randomised control trial
  29. Safety and efficacy of a new low cost glaucoma drainage device(AADI- Aurolab aqueous drainage implant) in refractory glaucoma (Intramural funded- Rs 1,05,000/-)
  30. Comparison of conjunctival impression cytology in hyperthyroid patients with and without thyroid associated orbitopathy- An analytical study
  31. Correlation of axial length measured by optical biometer with retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL), Ganglion cell complex(GCC) and anterior chamber angle(ACA) measured by Spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) in myopes,emmetropes and hypermetropes
  32. Comparison of changes in central macular thickness and sub foveal choroidal thickness between the diabetic patients undergoing phacoemulsification treated with bromfenac and nepafenac-An observational study
  33. Atypical presentations in open angle glaucoma
  34. Pattern ERG and photopic negative response in glaucoma suspects. (Intramural funded- Rs 1,85,000/-)
  35. Comparison of 532nm multispot versus standard single spot green laser for panretinal photicoagulation in proliferative diabetic retinopathy - a randomized clinical trial
  36. Comparison of clinical and inflammatory markers for dry eye disease following phacoemulsification and manual SICS. (Intramural funded- Rs 2,00,000/-)
  37. Ocular dominance and its association with retinal thickness profile-A cross sectional study
  38. Effect of hypertension on intraocular pressure,retinal nerve fiber layer thickness,visual fields and ocular blood flow
  39. Safety and efficacy of subcyclophotocoagulation in patients with glaucoma. (Intramural funded- Rs 1,00,000/-)
  40. Comparison of 0.1% and 0.3% Nepafenac eye drops on reduction of macular thickness and improvement of visual acuity in patients with diabetic macular edema -A randomised control trial (Intramural funded- Rs 1,33,000/-)
  41. Clinical spectrum and its association with recovery patterns in patients with Acquired isolated ocular motor palsies
  42. Incidence of perinatal risk factors and the role of Insulin like growth factors -1 and post natal growth failure in development of Retinopathy of prematurity in babies weighing less than 1500 grams at birth -prospective cohort study. (Intramural funded- Rs 1,40,000/-)
  43. Prevalence of dry eye disease ,ocular surface and tear film changes in health care professionals who have been using surgical face mask during covid pandemic




  1. Comparison of postoperative pain in patients receiving standard of care treatment (conventional Bandage Contact Lens) vs other interventions (Bandage Contact Lens soaked in NSAID/ chilled Bandage Contact Lens/ chilled Bandage Contact Lens soaked in NSAID) after Trans-epithelial Photorefractive Keratectomy- a Double-masked Randomized Clinical Trial.
  2. Short-term functional and structural outcomes of foldable scleral fixated intraocular lens implantation in aphakic patients using extraocular needle guided haptic insertion technique- an observational study
  3. Changes in ocular biomechanics following vitreoretinal surgery and its effect on intraocular pressure measurement using different modalities. IMRF Rs 38000, approved
  4. Comparison of post-operative outcomes between CUSTOM Q and WFO LASIK in patients with Myopia and Myopic Astigmatism.
  5. Assessment of quality of life, psychological status and eye care seeking barriers in patients presenting with sight-threatening diabetic retinopathy – a cross-sectional observational study.
  6. Comparison of Subconjunctival Injection with Sponge Application of Mitomycin C in Two-site Phacotrabeculectomy – A Randomized Controlled Trial
  7. Hydroxychloroquine retinopathy in pediatric patients : A cross-sectional study. IMRF- 1,85,440 (PGRMC approved, IMRF approval to be taken)
  8. Utility of 24-2C visual field testing in glaucoma suspects and early glaucoma.
  9. Short-term structural and functional outcomes of diabetic vitrectomy-a prospective observational study
  10. Ophthalmic Assessment of preterm children in comparison to term children at 5-10 years: A cross-sectional analytical study in a tertiary care center
  11. Vision-related quality of life, psychological status and ocular surface disease in glaucoma, and its relation to disease severity, and treatment modality

Undergraduate research projects over last 5 years

  1. Comparing the Effectiveness of HFA 24-2C Faster for Detecting Central Field Loss with 10-2 algorithm among Glaucoma Patients (completed)
  2. Evaluation of short-term effects of psychotropic drugs on angle parameters and intraocular pressure (IOP) among new users (ongoing)
  3. ICMR-STS:
  1. Impact of an Educational Video in Improving Awareness of Eye Donation Among Non-Medical Health Care Workers in a Tertiary Health Centre [Ref ID - 2023-03650] (completed)
  2. Evaluating the effect of anti-psychiatric drugs on the angle parameters and intraocular pressure (IOP) among patients on long term psychiatric drug therapy [Ref ID - 2023-03650] (ongoing)
  3. Structural and functional assessment of ganglion cell complex for early detection of hydroxychloroquine induced retinal toxicity [Ref ID - 2023-14218] (ongoing)

Faculty research projects over last 5 years (from 2018)

Funded projects:

  1. Subashini Kaliaperumal isco- investigator of Extramural project:A multi-centric hospital based study on Epidemiology of Keratoconjunctivitis in India”. from Department of Health and Research (DHR) (2017-2021) (60,00,000/-) (completed)
  2. “Role and impact of ophthalmic surgical simulator training in ophthalmological surgical residency.”(JSAC/101/2021/118) (SR project – ongoing)
  3. Shashi Ahujais the principal investigator of study titled “Analytical study of ocular surface changes in patients with chronic kidney disease undergoing dialysis” Extramural-Lady Tata Memorial Trust2 lakhs (2017-20) (completed)
  4. Nirupama Kasturi is the principal investigator of "Synthesis of a novel compound for use as a sealant in posterior capsular rents." JIPMER and IDP-faculty intramural funded project Rs. 1,69,000/-(ongoing)
  5. Nirupama Kasturi is thePrincipal investigator for project titled "Visual outcome and biometric changes following unilateral and bilateral cataract surgery in a pediatric population." Extramural 10,000 USD Research grant awarded by JAANA(2021-2023).(ongoing)
  6. Amit Kumar Debis the principal investigator of “ Retrospective Collection and Analysis of Nephrology and Ophthalmology Clinical Data to assess the relationship of Diabetic Nephropathy & Diabetic Retinopathy and the prospect of developing predictive Machine Learning Algorithms in Diabetic population. (Carl Zeiss, Extramural, 5 lakhs/-). (ongoing)
  7. Geeta Behera Comparison of two automated perimetry prototypes (LED-based and projection-based) with conventional standard automated perimetry in normal and glaucoma patients (SCTRC: INR 393,875) (ongoing)

Non-Funded projects: (ongoing)

Dr. Amit Kumar Deb is the principal investigator of

    1. Etiopathology, clinical features and outcome of orbital mucormycosis in a tertiary care centre. (JSAC/82/2020/435) (completed)
    2. Assessment of agreement in the diagnosis of stages of Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and posterior pole vascular changes in ROP between ophthalmology senior residents and retina specialist. (JSAC/84/2020/458) (completed)
    3. Outcome of lupus retinopathy in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) - a prospective cohort study. (JSAC/86/2020/474) (completed)

Dr Geeta Behera is the principal investigator of

  1. Agreement analysis in anterior segment parameters with Cirrus anterior segment – optical coherence tomography, Sirius topographer, and Lenstar
  2. Effect of cataract surgery on parapapillary retinal nerve fiber layer and macular ganglion cell layer –inner plexiform layer measured by spectral-domain – optical coherence tomography
  3. Ocular manifestations in post-CVT patients – a descriptive study


Patents/Innovations related to research from the department

Patents applied for - Shashi Ahuja 201741061702 filed on 12/05/2017

Patents applied for- Nirupama Kasturi-“A Biodegradable Polymer Scaffold For Ocular Applications – 202141029775 – March 2021"

Last Updated :11-Sep-2023