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Dr Srikanth is a renowned Senior Pediatric Ophthalmologist and adult squint surgeon with expertise in managing neurophthalmology and adult cataracts as well. He was trained at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai following which he continued to work there as a Consultant in pediatric ophthalmology department for almost 6 years. He then worked at CMER (Hong Kong and Shenzhen) Dr Dennis Lam Eye hospital as an International Expert for a period of 3 years. Currently he is working as a Senior Consultant at Apollo Spectra, Chennai (Alwarpet and MRC Nagar) and Apollo Children’s Hospital, Chennai. He is highly skilled in managing patients with complex squint surgeries, nystagmus and pediatric cataracts. He is trained to manage and operate adults with cataracts. Dr Srikanth has always been known to be very child-friendly and is also extremely patient and warm with his patients. He has worked extensively with International experts on progressive myopia and refractive errors in children.

Dr Srikanth Ramasubramanian is a renowned senior pediatric ophthalmologist and strabismologist currently practicing in Chennai, Tamilnadu with 15+ years of experience. Dr. Srikanth graduated from the prestigious Madras Medical College, Chennai, India in 2006 and then completed postgraduation (MS Ophthalmology) in 2010 from Medical College, Baroda, India. He then underwent Sri Ratan Tata Fellowship for micro cataract surgeries at the world renowned Sankara Nethralaya in 2010. Following that he completed his fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology from one of the pioneer institutes and tertiary care centres of India, Sankara Nethralaya. After completion of his fellowship, he had been working as a Consultant at Sankara Nethralaya in the department of pediatric ophthalmology for 6 years (2011 to 2017). He performed many surgeries for squint, nystagmus, pediatric cataracts and adult cataracts with successful outcomes. He was also involved with treating and managing patients with binocular vision anomalies, low vision aids, orthoptic exercises and vision therapy. Dr Srikanth then went on to work at CMER (Hong Kong and Shenzhen) Dr Dennis Lam eye hospital as an International expert for 3 years (2017 to 2020). He helped set up various pediatric ophthalmology clinics and performed many surgeries in his field of specialization.

Dr. Srikanth was awarded the prestigious Fellow of All India Collegium of Ophthalmology (FAICO degree pediatric Ophthalmology) by the All India Ophthalmological Society in 2013. He also completed the Advanced International Council of Ophthalmology examinations and was awarded the Fellowship of International council of ophthalmology (FICO) degree. He ia also a member of the Royal college of surgeons Edinburgh (MRCS) degree since 2014.He was awarded the T L K Row Award by the Medical Research Foundation for the Best Associate Consultant in Ophthalmology for the year 2013-14 at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai.

Clinically, he specializes in managing pediatric cataracts, simple and complex strabismus patients routinely. He performs complex strabismus and pediatric cataract surgeries routinely at his work place. He also has special interests in managing and treating nystagmus and disorders of ocular motility. His scope of expertise also involves taking care of children with refractive errors, especially myopia using low concentration atropine. His work of interest also involves improving the binocular vision using orthoptic exercises. He is experienced in managing children with various types of amblyopia for the past 15+ years.

Dr Srikanth is an academician and has been actively involved in teaching the optometrists, postgraduates and fellows at his centre. He has been part of PG teaching programs across the country. He was a part of the AIOS Teachers in Ophthalmology Program held in 2014-15 by the AIOS and was awarded the Resource teacher Award for the same. His academic writings have been well received worldwide, both at national and international level. Dr. Srikanth has contributed to a number of textbook chapters on pediatric ophthalmology and strabismus. He also has a number of scientific presentations to his credit. He has been a part of various instruction courses at national level.

In addition, Dr Srikanth is a reviewer for prestigious international scientific journals like the Indian Journal of ophthalmology. He was instrumental in devising the Practice Pattern for Childhood diseases in India which was a part of collaboration with the Orbis India group. He has also mentored, trained and taught various optometrists and postgraduates.

Dr Srikanth is committed to quality patient care and is passionate about his work. His commitment and work ethics have often been appreciated by patients and colleagues alike. Dr Srikanth is known to be a very calm and patient person who treats kids in a very friendly manner. He has excellent surgical skills and manages and is always willing to update himself with the latest in technology and medical fields. He is known to patiently and clearly explain the eye condition to his patients. He is known to be a very hard working and compassionate person among his friends, colleagues and peers.

Currently Dr Srikanth also works as a Senior Consultant at Apollo Children’s Hospital, Chennai and Apollo Spectra Hospital (Alwarpet and MRC Nagar), Chennai. He brings with him quality eye care for children and adults with various eye disorders with the latest technology.

1. Srikanth R, Meenakshi S, Chaterjee R, Mukherjee B. Orbital dermoid mimicking a monocular elevation deficiency. Oman J Ophthalmol 2012; 5(2): 118-20.
2. R Srikanth, S. Meenakshi. Leber Congenital Amaurosis: An Overview. DOS Times. 2011. 17(2):43-46
3. R. Srikanth, S. Meenakshi. . Muscle Puzzle. Sci J Med & Vis Res Foun 2011. Vol XX!X. No.2 :26,28
4. Study of macular disorders using 3 dimensional Fourier domain optical coherence tomography- an unpublished case control study completed as a thesis in partial fulfillment of the MS Ophthalmology degree.
5. T S Surendran, Meenakshi S, R.Srikanth et al. Section -18. Ophthalmology .In Indian Academy of Pediatrics – Colour Atlas of Pediatrics (IAPCAP) 1 st Ed. 2012. Jaypee Brothers.
6. T S Surendran, Meenakshi Swaminathan, Srikanth R. Chapter 24 (Ophthalmology).In Partha’s Fundamentals of Pediatrics. 2 nd Ed. 2012. Jaypee Brothers.
7. T S Surendran, Meenakshi Swaminathan, Srikanth R. Chapter 22 (Ophthalmology). In Case scenarios in pediatric and adolescent practice (CSIPAP). 1 st Ed. 2014. Jaypee Brothers.
8. Jayalakshmi L, Kalpa N, Srikanth R. Cycloplegic Refraction in Children, Sci J Med & Vis Res Foun 2014; XXXII: 30–32.
9. T S Surendran, Srikanth R. Recent advances in Pediatric ophthalmology. Ind J Strab and Pediatric Ophthalmology. 1(11)2014: 3-6.
10. Meenakshi Swaminathan, Srikanth.R. Frequently Asked Questions in Pediatric and Adolescent Practice. Chapter 23. 1 st Ed. 2015. Jaypee Brothers.
11. T S Surendran, Srikanth.R. Guest editorial- Amblyopia: Never ceases to amaze. Jour nal of Tamilnadu Ophthalmic Association. Vol 52(4); Nov 2014:466-469.
12. Nambiar S, Ramasubramanian S, Swaminathan M. Brown's syndrome with ocular albinism: Case report of a rare presentation and literature review. Oman J Ophthalmol 2015;8:117-9.
13. Mukherjee B, Priyadarshini O, Ramasubramanian S, Agarkar S. Iatrogenic injury to medial rectus after endoscopic sinus surgery. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2015 Dec;67(4):394-402.
14. Praveen KV, Ramasubramanian S, Swaminathan M. Strabismus in orbital trauma- A major review. Ind Journal of Strabismology and Pediatr Ophthal. Vol1 (1).June 2015.
15. Nishanth S, Ramasubramanian S. New and complex strabismus surgeries: exciting times! Sci J Med & Vis Res Foun 2015;XXXIII:116–121.
16. Oberoi P, Ramasubramanian S, Mukherjee . Orbital dermoid presenting as a case of ptosis with monocular elevation deficiency. Can J Ophthalmol. 2016 Feb; 51(1):e29-31.
17. Meenakshi Swaminathan, Srikanth.R. Chapter 23. Management Protocols in Pediatric and Adolescent Practice . 1st edition 2016. Jaypee Brothers
18. Meenakshi Swaminathan, Srikanth R. Chapter 25. Management Algorithm for Common Pediatric Illnesses (IAP MACPI). 1st edition 2016. Jaypee Brothers
19. Meenakshi Swaminathan , Srikanth.R Management Protocols in Pediatric and Adolescent Practice. Chapter 23. 1 st Ed. 2016, Jaypee Brothers.
20. Srikanth Ramasubramanian, Bikramjit Pal. Ch13. E-learning resources for postgraduates. Essentials for ophthalmology postgraduates. 1st Ed. In collaboration with the AIOS. Jan 2016
21. Hussaindeen JR, Mani R, Rakshit A, Ramasubramanian S, Vittal Praveen S.Natural history of idiopathic abducens nerve paresis in a young adult. J Optom.2016 Apr 4.
22. Meenakshi Swaminathan, Srikanth Ramasubramanian, Rachel Pilling, Junhong Li, Karl Golnik. ICO- OSCAR for pediatric cataract surgical skill assessment. J AAPOS. Published online: July 5, 2016 
23. Molinari A, Plager D, Merino P, Galan MM, Swaminathan M, Ramasuramanian S, de Faber JT. Accessory Extraocular Muscle as a Cause of Restrictive Strabismus.Strabismus. 2016 Nov 11:1-6.
24. Chief contributor in the development of the book “Preferred Practices in pediatric ophthalmology for India” in collaboration with ORBIS.
25. Bhuvana Priyadarshini, Srikanth Ramasubramanian. Encephalocraniocutaneouslipomatosis – A rare case report. Med e- journal , Tamilnadu University. March 2017.
26. Meenakshi Swaminathan, Srikanth.R, Supraja Kasturirangan. Chapter 20. Management Algorithms in Pediatric and Adolescent practice (MAPAP). 1 st Ed 2017, Jaypee Brothers.
27. Ramasubramanian S, Majumder PD. Acorea: A rare congenital anomaly. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018;66(3):450.
28. Akhtar Z, Rishi P, Srikanth R, Rishi E, Bhende M, Raman R. Choroidal thickness in normal Indian subjects using Swept source optical coherence tomography. PLoS One. 2018;13(5):e0197457. Published 2018 May 16.
29. Sethi A, Ramasubramanian S. Double rosette cataract: A striking image!. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2019;67(1):124-125.
30. Alam MS, Ramasubramanian S, Agarkar S, Mukherjee B. Re: "Simultaneous Versus Sequential Ptosis and Strabismus Surgery in Children". Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2018;34(2):183.
31. Alam MS, Nishanth S, Ramasubramanian S, Swaminathan M, Mukherjee B. The rare phenomenon of Marcus-Gunn jaw winking without ptosis: Report of 14 cases and review of the literature. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020;68(6):1132-1135.
32. Atiya A, Hussaindeen JR, Kasturirangan S, Ramasubramanian S, Swathi K, Swaminathan M. Frequency of undetected binocular vision anomalies among ophthalmology trainees. J Optom. 2020 Jul- Sep;13(3):185-190.