Dr. Dhanashree Ratra

Dr. Dhanashree Ratra
Ophthalmologist, Bangalore

MBBS, MS (Ophthalmology), DNB, FRCS

  • 2 Hospitals
  • Vast experience in managing various vitreoretinal disorders and is considered as one of the authorities in this field
  • Worked for 15 years in the world renowned Sankara Nethralaya at Chennai
  • Specializes in the diagnosis and management of various vitreoretinal disorders
  • Extensive experience in the latest vitrectomy techniques, retinal detachment and diabetic retinopathy surgeries
  • Has participated in various clinical trials and follows the current trends of treatment for age related macular degeneration
  • Also actively involved in the screening and treatment of retinopathy of prematurity.
  • Perfected a unique technique the Lasso technique of refixing a posteriorly dislocated intraocular lens implant. Over the years, she has tackled many difficult and advanced retinal problems successfully
  • Has held various academic positions and has been a much sought after teacher and mentor

Experience

Ophthalmology, Shri Bhagawan Mahavir Dept of Vitreoretinal Diseases, Chennai July, 2005 -  March, 2012

Ophthalmology, Rotary Narayana Sankara Nethralaya, Kolkat February, 2003 -  June, 2005

Specialities

  • Ophthalmology

Expertise

  • Vitreoretinal diseases and management of retinal detachment
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Macular degeneration
  • Retinopathy of prematurity

Education

MBBS, 1990, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Wardha, India

MS (Ophthalmology), 1993, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sevagram, India

DNB, 1994

FRCS, 1999, Edinburgh

Practice Information

Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore

Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore

154/11, Opp, I.I.M, Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore, Karnataka - 560076

Sankara Nethralaya Main Hospital, Chennai

Sankara Nethralaya Main Hospital, Chennai

18, College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600006

Patient Experience

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Achievements & Contributions

  • Second Scientific Meeting of Sankara Nethralaya Alumni, Chennai, 23rd October 1994.
  • 175th Anniversary of Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, GOH, Chennai, 29th October 1994.
  •  International symposium on “Vitreoretinal Surgery”, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, 7th and 9th February 1995.
  •  International Workshop on Phacoemulsification, Chennai, 11th – 13th February, 1996
  • 44th Annual Conference of the Tamilnadu Ophthalmic Association, Salem 2nd – 4th August, 1996
  • Global Meet on Vitreoretinal Surgery, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, 5th to 7th September 1997
  • International Retinal Meet : Mumbai, 21 – 23rd November, 1997.
  • CME program on Medical Retina, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai October 31, 1998.
  • International Symposium on Ocular tumors, Chennai 7th – 8th February 1998.
  • International Symposium of Intraocular Inflammation, Chennai 4th-5th February, 2001
  • 18th Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, Taipei, Taiwan (ROC) March 10-14 , 2001.
  • 21st Annual Conference of the Bombay Ophthalmic association, Mumbai, August,12th, 2001
  • 14th World Congress of the International Society for Laser Surgery and Medicine, Chennai ,28th – 30th August 2001.
  • Continuing Medical Education – Age Related Macular Degeneration and modalities of treatment including Transpupillary Thermotherapy and Photodynamic Therapy , Rotary Narayana Sankara Nethralaya, Kolkata, 18th June, 2003
  • 6th International Advanced Vitreoretinal Surgery Course, Chennai, 24th-26th  July, 2003
  • National Advisory Board for PDT Meeting , Dubai , UAE, 25th-, 26th September, 2004
  • 25th Annual Bombay Ophthalmic Association Meeting, Mumbai, 5th-6th December, 2004
  • 20th Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 27th-31st March,2005
  • 7th International AMD Congress, Marbella, Spain, 18th-20th October, 2007.
  • 17th Annual Conference of the Vitreo-Retinal Society of India, Kolkata, 4th- 6th December, 2008.
  • 4th Indian AMD Congress, Mumbai, 18th-19th April, 2009
  • 9th International AMD Congress, Athens, Greece, 9th-10th October, 2009.
  • 18th Annual conference of the Vitreo-Retinal society of India, Palampur, 25th to 28th November, 2009.
  • 68th Annual All India Ophthalmological Conference, Kolkata, 21st to 24th January, 2010.
  • Diabetic retinopathy – from bench to population, Conference of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, 9th to 11th September, 2010.
  • 69th Annual All India Ophthalmological Conference, Ahmedabad, 3rd to 6th February, 2011
  • The annual conference of the Uttarakhand State Ophthalmologic Society, Dehradun , 7-9th October, 2011
  • 70th Annual All India Ophthalmological Conference, Cochin, 2nd to 5th February, 2012
  • 6th Indian AMD Congress, Dubai, 14th July, 2012
  • Has won many awards, namely Best Lady Fellow award in 1997; Best Associate Consultant award in 2003
  • Best Scientific Paper J M Pahwa award in the 17th Annual Conference of the Vitreoretinal Society of India, Kolkata
  • Co-author for the D B Chandra Award for the Best Scientific paper in the 68th Annual All India Ophthalmological Conference, 21st to 24th January, 2010, Kolkata
  • Co-author for the best poster award in the annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 23-26th October, 2011 at Orlando, USA
  • Best Lady Fellow Award for the year ’96–’97
  • Adult Onset  Vitelliform Macular Dystrophy.  Deshpande D, Shetty NS, Bhende MP, Gopal L. 43rd Annual Conference of the Tamilnadu Ophthalmic Association. Tiruchirapalli, 11th – 13th August, 1995
  • Supernormal Scotopic Response in Cone-Rod Dystrophy.  Deshpande D, Shetty NS. 43rd Annual Conference of the Tamilnadu Ophthalmic Association, Tiruchirapalli, 11th –13th August, 1995
  • Treatment for Threshold Retinopathy of Prematurity. Deshpande D, Chaturvedi M, Gopal L, Ramchandran S, Sudha R. 44th Annual Conference of the Tamilnadu Ophthalmic Association, Salem 2nd – 4th August, 1996
  •  Ocular Ischemic Syndrome – A Clinical Challenge. Deshpande D, Shanmugam MP, Bhende P, Shetty NS, Gopal L. 44th Annual Conference of the Tamilnadu Ophthalmic Association, Salem 2nd – 4th August, 1996
  • Subretinal fibrosis and non rhegmatogenous retinal detachment associated with multifocal central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC)”:Sharma T, Badrinath SS, Gopal L, Ravishankar K, Shanmugam MP, Bhende P, Bhende M, Shetty NS, Deshpande DA,  Mukesh BN.(Scientific Poster) Annual Meeting of American Academy of Ophthalmology, Chicago, Illinois, 27- 31 October, 1996.
  • Electroretinographic studies in cone rod dystrophy. Ratra Dhanashree, Bapaye M, Shetty NS, Kiran Kumari. 18th Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, Taipei, 10-14th  March 2001.
  • TPA assisted pneumatic displacement of thick submacular haemorrhage. .Ratra Dhanashree, Anad R, Gopal L, Sharma T, Bhende M, Chopra S, 18th Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology, Taipei, 10-14th  March 2001.
  • Intraocular Cysticercosis: Clinical Characteristics and Visual Outcome after Surgery. Sharma T,  Sinha S, Shah N, Gopal L, Shanmugam MP, Agrawal RN, Deshpande DA, Sukumar B. American Academy of Ophthalmology, New Orleans, USA,11-14th  November, 2001
  • Effect of Transpupillary Thermotherapy on Choroidal neovascular membrane due to Age related macular degeneration ,Ratra D.  Continuing Medical Education – Age Related Macular Degeneration and modalities of treatment including Transpupillary Thermotherapy and Photodynamic Therapy , Rotary Narayana Sankara Nethralaya, Kolkata, 18th June, 2003
  • Conversion to Classic choroidal neovascularization after treatment with transpupillary thermotherapy for occult choroidal neovascularization. Ratra Dhanashree, 20th Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 27th-31st March,2005.
  • Autofluorescence findings in Central serous retinopathy, Dhanashree Ratra, Jay Chablani, 17th Annual Conference of the Vitreo-Retinal Society of India, Kolkata, 4th- 6th December, 2008. Adjudged the Best Scientific Paper.
  • Comparative analysis of visual outcomes of combination versus monotherapy for wet AMD, Dhanashree Ratra, Sudhir Sudrik, Tarun Sharma,  17th Annual Conference of the Vitreo-Retinal Society of India, Kolkata, 4th- 6th December, 2008.
  • Combination therapy for wet AMD- standard fluence versus reduced fluence – Indian experience, Dhanashree Ratra, 9th International AMD Congress, Athens, Greece, 9th-10th October, 2009.
  • Retinopathy of prematurity in term and near term infants, Lala Akhundova, Dhanashree Ratra, World ROP Congress, International conference of Retinopathy of Prematurity, New Delhi, 21st to 23rd November, 2009.
  • Fundus evaluation including direct, indirect ophthalmoscopy and slit lamp biomicroscopy, Dhanashree Ratra, Chief Instructor, Basic Instruction course, 68th Annual All India Ophthalmological Conference, Kolkata, 21st to 24th January, 2010.
  • High speed angiography and ICG angiography, Dhanashree Ratra, Co-instructor, Advanced Instruction Course on Retinal angiography,, 68th Annual All India Ophthalmological Conference, Kolkata, 21st to 24th January, 2010.
  • Retinal arterial occlusions in the young- systemic associations in the Indian population, Dhanashree Ratra, Maneesh Dhupper, 68th Annual All India Ophthalmological Conference, Kolkata, 21st to 24th January, 2010.
  • Indirect Ophthalmoscopy, Dhanashree Ratra, Chief Instructor, Basic Instruction course, 69th Annual All India Ophthalmological Conference, Ahmedabad, 3rd to 6th February, 2011
  •  Management of proliferative vitreoretinopathy and giant retinal tear, Dhanashree Ratra, Co-instructor, Advanced Instruction Course on Vitreoretinal Surgery, 69th Annual All India Ophthalmological Conference, Ahmedabad, 3rd to 6th February, 2011.
  •  Does fluorescein angiography have a role in the management of diabetic retinopathy, Dhanashree Ratra, Co-instructor, Update on recent trends in management of diabetic retinopathy, 70th Annual All India Ophthalmological Conference, Cochin, 2nd to 5th February, 2012.
  • Management of giant retinal tear, Dhanashree Ratra, Chief instructor, Nuances of Vitreoretinal Surgery- a video based instruction course, 70th Annual All India Ophthalmological Conference, Cochin, 2nd to 5th February, 2012.
  • Approach to a patient with night blindness, DOS times, Delhi Ophthalmic Society Publications, New Delhi, April 2001. Dr. Dhanashree Ratra
  • Dr. Dhanashree Ratra, Dr. Rajat Agrawal, Dr. Tarun Sharma, Macular Hole Surgery, Recent advances in ophthalmology, 6,2002, Chapter 8, page 78-94.
  • Dr. Dhanashree Ratra:  Posteriorly dislocated nucleus and intraocular lens management. Modern Ophthalmology, Edited by Dr. L C Dutta 2002.
  • Co-authored Sankara Nethralaya Atlas on Retinal Diseases. Jaypee Brothers, 2008
  • Co-authored Sankara Nethralaya Atlas on Fluorescein angiography, Jaypee Brothers, second edition 2011
  • Co-authored Sankara Nethralaya Atlas on Ultrasound, Jaypee Brothers , second edition 2011
  • Padmaja Kumari Rani, Tarun Sharma, Pradeep Susvar, Ashok Rangarajan, Vikas Khetan, Lingam Gopal, Lekha Gopal, Muna Bhende, Dhanashree Ratra.  Case studies, chapter in Age-related macular degeneration, Edited by Sandeep Saxena, Jaypee brothers medical publishers ltd, New Delhi, 2011, 76-97.
  • She holds memberships at All India Ophthalmological Society 
  • Vitreoretinal Society of India 
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology 
  • Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh