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MBBS, DO, MS (Ophthalmology), DNB, M.Phil, PGDMLE

Experience

  • More than 22 years of experience in Ophthalmology.
  • Worked full time as Tutor 1 year, Lecturer 2 years, Assistant Professor 5 years, Associate Professor 4 years. Professor 11 years at various medical colleges.
  • Was instrumental in setting up phacoemulsification programs at various centres in India and is surgical trainer.

Other Information

  • MBBS from St. Johns Medical College, Bangalore.
  • Best out-going student Gold Medal DO & University Rank, Gold Medal MS.
  • Distinction in M.Phil, from BITS, Pilani (Hospital & Health Systems Management).
  • PG diploma in Medical Law and Ethics from the National Law School University of India, Bangalore.
  • Basic Statistics & Epidemiology Training, Christian Medical College, Vellore.
Training Programs & Continuing Medical Education:
  • Faculty & co-chair, Phacoemulsification session, Annual Conference of the Kerala State Ophthalmic Society, Nov 2008, Cochin.
  • Faculty, Live Surgery demonstrator & Moderator, Cataract surgery session, Annual Conference of the Kerala State Ophthalmic Society, Nov 22-25, 2007, Palakkad.
  • Co-chair, Pediatric Ophthalmology Session, Annual Conference of the Kerala State Ophthalmic Society, Nov 22-25, 2007, Palakkad.
  • Faculty, Vitreo-retina Session, talk on Introduction to OCT, Annual Conference of the Kerala State Ophthalmic Society, Nov 22-25, 2007, Palakkad.
  • Faculty and live demonstrator Phaco surgery, Co-chair, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Annual CME Thrissur Academy of Ophthalmology September 23, 2007, Thrissur.
  • Faculty at the Kottayam Ophthalmic Society meeting, Feb 25th, 2007. Spoke on "Glaucoma Concepts made simple for clinical practitioners - the practical aspects of glaucoma management" and “Interesting real-life Medico legal cases & court room discussions for the Ophthalmologist"
  • Faculty & live surgery demonstrator in various Phaco techniques, CME on Newer Surgeries, Institute of Ophthalmology, Joseph Eye Hospital, Trichy, Feb 10 -11, 2007.
  • Invited speaker at the Tamil Nadu State Ophthalmic State Conference Aug 2006 at JIPMER Pondicherry on Single Field Analysis in the Glaucoma Session.
  • Faculty, Glaucoma CME, Basics & Current Concepts, Trichy, July 9, 2006.
  • Member NABH and ISO 9001:2000 hospital committee.
  • Editor, Ophthalmic Digest – A publication from the International Centre for Eye Health, Institute of Ophthalmology, Joseph Eye Hospital, Trichy – 620001.
  • Organising Committee Member & Faculty, Hospital Management Workshop for Hospital Administrators and Doctors “Newer perspectives and imperatives in health care 2006”
  • Contact Lens Training Program conducted by LV Prasad Eye Hospital, Hyderabad Sep 2004.
  • Blumenthal Surgery training under Prof. Ravi Thomas, Chief of Ophthalmology, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Dec 2001.
  • Study Coordinator for Phase III Drug Trial on Bacterial Conjunctivitis in collaboration with Alcon Laboratories, Australia (2001 – 2002).
  • Clinical Research Fellow with “Prevention of Corneal Blindness” project in collaboration with the International Center for Eye Health and Moorefields Eye Hospital, London  and sponsored by the National Charities Lottery Board, U.K. (2000 - 2002).
  • Hands-on Workshop on Basic and Advanced Phacoemulsification Sep 2000 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi.
  • Invited speaker at the Southern Regional Ophthalmic Conference Bangalore Nov 2000 on Blunt Trauma and its Sequelae in the Trauma Session.
  • Low Vision Training Program conducted by LV Prasad Eye Hospital, Hyderabad Feb 2000.
Publications & Presentations:
  • (i)Selective correlation of the in-vitro susceptibility data with the clinical response to Ciprofloxacin in bacterial keratitis (Tamil Nadu State Ophthalmic Conference, Madurai, Aug. 2000) / Dr.CM Kalavathy, Dr.Manuel John, Prof. PA Thomas.
  • (ii)The Cardiovascular, Pulmonary and Ocular hypotensive effects of 0.2% Brimonidine (Tamil Nadu State Ophthalmic Conference, Madurai, Aug. 2000) / Dr. Sujatha, Prof. S. Sankaranarayanan, Dr.Manuel John.
  • (iii)Etiological agents and the anterior segment changes of ocular blunt trauma in Tiruchirapalli district (Southern Regional Ophthalmic Conference, Bangalore, Nov.2000) / Dr.Manuel John, Prof. Nelson Jesudasan.
  • (iv)Surgical results and complications of pediatric intra-ocular lens implantation (Southern Regional Ophthalmic Conference, Bangalore, Nov.2000) / Prof. S.Sankaranarayanan, Prof.Nalitha G. Mathuram, Dr.Manuel John, Prof. Nelson Jesudasan.
  • (v)Effects of pupillary dilatation on automated perimetry in primary open angle glaucoma patients (All India Ophthalmic Society National Conference, Calcutta, Jan.2001) / Prof. S. Sankaranarayanan, Dr.S.Sujatha, Dr. Manuel John.
  • (vi)The intra-ocular pressure lowering efficacy of Timolol and Brimonidine following Nd-YAG laser capsulotomy (All India Ophthalmic Society National Conference, Calcutta, Jan.2001) / Dr.S.Sujatha, Prof. S. Sankaranarayanan, Dr. Manuel John.
  • (vii)Surgical results of childhood traumatic cataract (All India Ophthalmic Society National Conference, Calcutta, Jan.2001) / Dr.Nalitha G. Mathuram, Dr. Manuel John, Prof. S. Sankaranarayanan.
  • (viii)Outcome of Severe Vs. Nonsevere Keratitis (Tamil Nadu State Ophthalmic Conference, Ooty, Sep 2001) / Dr.Manuel John, Dr.C.A. Nelson Jesudasan, Dr.C.M.Kalavathy, Prof.P.A.Thomas.
  • (ix) Selective correlation of the in-vitro susceptibility data with the clinical response to Ciprofloxacin in bacterial keratitis (Journal of The TamilNadu State Ophthalmic Association, Dec 2001; 193-94) / Dr.CM Kalavathy, Dr.Manuel John, Prof. PA Thomas.
  • (x) Chemical and fire cracker injury in the semi-urban South Indian population of Tiruchirapalli district - Poster (All India Ophthalmic Society Society National Conference, Ahmedabad, Jan 2002)/ Dr. Manuel John, Dr. C.A. Nelson Jesudasan, Dr. CM Kalavathy, Dr. Philip A. Thomas.
  • (xi) Aetiology of suppurative corneal ulcers in Ghana and South India, and epidemiology of fungal keratitis (British Journal of Ophthalmology 2002; 86: 1211-1215)/ Dr. AK Leck, Dr. PA Thomas, Dr. M Hagan, Dr. J Kaliamurthy, Dr. E Ackuaku, Dr. Manuel John,  Dr. MJ Newman, Dr. FS Codjoe, Dr. JA Opintan, Dr. CM Kalavathy, Dr. V Essuman, Dr. CA Nelson Jesudasan, Dr. GJ Johnson.
  • (xii) Small incision cataract surgery - combined with trabeculectomy - Poster (All India Ophthalmic Society Society National Conference, New Delhi, Jan 2003)/ Dr.Nalitha G.Mathuram, Dr.Manuel John, Dr.S.Sankaranarayanan.
  • (xiii) Outcome of combined surgery in eyes with advanced glaucoma - Poster (All India Ophthalmic Society Society National Conference, New Delhi, Jan 2003)/ Dr.Nalitha G.Mathuram, Dr.Manuel John, Dr.S.Sankaranarayanan.
  • (xiv) Micro-reflux test - evaluation before cataract surgery - Poster (All India Ophthalmic Society Society National Conference, New Delhi, Jan 2003)/ Dr.C.M. Kalavathy, Dr. Manuel John, Dr. M.D.K. Ramalingam,  Dr. J. Kaliamurthy and  Dr. Philip A. Thomas.
  • (xv) Prospective analysis of the clinical and demographic profile and outcome of Fusarium keratitis - (Tamil Nadu State Ophthalmic Conference, Pondicherry, Aug 2006) / Dr. Manuel John, Dr. Philip A.Thomas, Dr. C.A.Nelson Jesudasan.
  • (xvi) Bee Sting injury to the eye (Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology Vol XXII. Issue No 1, March 2010: 87-88)/ Dr. Jyoti Prakash Vyas, Dr. Siddharth Pawar. Dr. Mahesh G, Dr. Manuel John, Dr. Ivan Jacob.
  • (xvii) Multiple live subconjunctival dipetalonema – report of a case. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology 2012; 60: 228-229. Dr. Manuel John, Dr. Sely Mary Mathew, Dr. Vinod Sebastian, Dr. Jyotirmoy Biswas, Dr. M Raman.
  • (xviii) Multiple soft fibromas of the lid. Indian J Ophthalmol 2015;63:262-4.Dr. Manuel John, Dr. Sara Chirayath , Dr. Smitha Paulson. 
  • (xix) Manuel’s Asteroid disruption technique. Indian J Ophthalmol 2015;63:524-7. Dr. Manuel John, Dr. Abraham Ipe, Dr. Ivan Jacob. 
  • (xx) A tiny tick can cause a big health problem. Indian J Ophthalmol 2017;65:1228-32.    Dr. Manuel John, Dr. M. Raman, Dr. Keith Ryan.
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