Dr. Sathiyan Karunanithi




languages spoken

English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam

Professional Experience:

  • Dr. Sathiyan has nearly 16 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. ·
  • Dr. Sathiyan worked as consultant Retina & Cataract surgeon for various leading hospitals in India & UAE. He joined one of the leading chain of eye hospitals in India and has worked as consultant Vitreoretinal surgeon and chief medical officer. 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. ·
  • An active member of All India Ophthalmological Society, Vitreo Retina Society of India, European Retina Society, Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow Principal investigator for Pfizer, Mumbai, Member - independent ethics committee, Mumbai andAdvisory Board Committee - Allergan Surgical. ·
  • He has international publications on Pseudophakic Rhegmatogenous Retinal detachment

Clinical Expertise and Services Offered:
  • PRP Pattern Laser for Diabetic retinopathy
  • Focal Laser for Macular oedema
  • Advanced PASCAL Laser system with end point management
  • Fundus photography
  • Ultrasound B-Scan
  • Zeiss IOL master
  • Visual Field
  • Slit Lamp Pictures
  • Intravitreal Injections (Daycare Admission)
  • Intravenous Fluorescein Angiogram
  • Chalazion Excision
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Therapeutic Contact Lens
  • Suture Removal
  • Punctal Plug Insertion/application
  • OCT Macula/Disc/Cornea
  • Pachymetry
  • Corneal Topography
  • Cyst Removal
  • Topical suture less cataract surgery
  • Vitrectomy for Retinal Detachment
  • Retinopexy for Retinal Defects
  • Advanced Stellaris Elite B&L combined Phacovitrectomy machine

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