Assistant professor
Medical Registration number: 
TNMC 107036
OPD Timing: 
TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS 9.00 a.m – 1.00 p.m
Academic Qualifications: 
  • M.B.B.S: Thanjavur Medical College and Hospital, Dr. M.G.R. Medical University, Tamil Nadu (2014)
  • Doctor of Medicine (Ophthalmology): Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi (2018)
  • FAICO (Glaucoma), All India Ophthalmological Society (2021)
  • Senior Residency (Glaucoma, Strabismus & Neurophthalmology services), Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi (2022)
Special Area of Interest: 
Glaucoma, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, Neurophthalmology

Important Publications:

  1. Gupta, S., Mahalingam, K., Gupta, V. (eds) Childhood Glaucoma. Springer, Singapore. 2023 Dec, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-7466-3
  2. Mahalingam K, Chaurasia AK, Gowtham L, Gupta S, Somarajan BI, Velpandian T, Sihota R, Gupta V. Therapeutic potential of valproic acid in advanced glaucoma: A pilot study. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 Aug
  3. Mahalingam K, Angmo D, Kakkar A, Bafna RK, Sharma T, Rai A, Agrawal S, Dar L, Saxena R, Titiyal JS, Sharma N. Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 in Corneal Tissue of Deceased Asymptomatic Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 Donors. Cornea. 2022 Dec
  4. Mahalingam K, Surbhi, Balaji A, Ganesh R, Daniel RA, Aggarwal R, Soni KD, Singh AK, Khanna P, Gupta V, Trikha A. Is it a challenging task to work with personal protective equipment in a COVID-19 ICU: Findings from a hospital-based cross-sectional study from north India. J Family Med Prim Care. 2022 May
  5. Mahalingam K, Joshi S, Vanathi M, Gupta V, Gupta S. Honeycomb ensemble of corneal epithelium. Clin Exp Optom. 2022 Mar
  6. Bafna RK, Mahalingam K, Rakheja V, Sharma N, Gupta S, Daniel RA, Gupta V. Validating the use of U-tool as a novel method for measuring the corneal diameter in infants screened for congenital glaucoma. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2022 Jan
  7. Gupta V, Panigrahi A, Mahalingam K, Singh A, Somarajan BI, Gupta S. Expanding the phenotypic spectrum of CYP1B1 associated primary congenital glaucoma. Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2022 Sep
  8. Gupta S, Mahalingam K, Desai A, Kaginalkar A, Bhardwaj M, Singh A, Gupta V. Ocular Aberrations in Eyes with Primary Congenital Glaucoma. Curr Eye Res. 2022 Aug
  9. Varshney T, Azmira K, Gupta S, Mahalingam K, Singh A, Angmo D, Gupta V. In Vivo Imaging of the Schlemm's Canal and the Response to Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty. Am J Ophthalmol. 2022 Feb
  10. Mahalingam K, Gupta V, Gupta S. Inverted Ångström sign on iOCT: cannulated Schlemm's canal during gonioscopy-assisted transluminal trabeculotomy. BMJ Case Rep. 2022 Jul


  • Young Researcher Award 2023 (Institute of Scholars, India)
  • Shri Janardhan Prasad Glaucoma Award” (Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences 2021, Delhi)
Positions Held: 
  • Assistant Professor of Opthalmology (Glaucoma, Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Services), Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, AIIMS, New Delhi (2023 to 2024)
  • Executive member of Young Ophthalmological Society of India (2022 -2024)
  • YO Task Force of Tamil Nadu Ophthalmic Association (2023- 2024)
  • Member of All India Ophthalmological Society, Glaucoma Society of India, Indian Pediatric Glaucoma Society, Strabismus and Pediatric Ophthalmological Society of India, World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, World Glaucoma Association.