Dr.T. Lekha Ophthalmologist in Coimbatore

Dr.T. Lekha
Ophthalmologist, Coimbatore


  • 1 Hospital
  • Senior Consultant, Department of Medical retina and Cataract surgery in The Eye Foundation, Coimbatore
  • Consultant Ophthalmologist – Retina and Cataract services - The Eye Foundation, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India from September 2006 onwards.                        
  • Consultant Ophthalmologist – Retina and Cataract services - Sankara Eye Care Centre, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India from April 2004 to August 2006              
  • Consultant Ophthalmologist – Retina and Cataract services - Lotus Eye Care Hospital, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India from March 2001 to March 2004
  • Well experienced in specialized retinal treatments
  • Associate Consultant - Retina and Cataract services Department of Cataract Surgery & Intraocular Lens Implantation and Medical Retina, Sankara Nethralaya, Medical Research Foundation, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. (From June 1997 to September 1999)
Teaching experience :
  • Actively involved in the teaching of Ophthalmology residents and optometrists in all the institutions worked till date
  • Has trained several ophthalmologists in Cataract surgery, Retinal evaluation techniques like indirect ophthalmoscopy with Scleral depression and slit lamp biomicroscopy, Fluorescein angiography, Ultrasonography, Optical Coherence Tomography and laser treatment


  • Ophthalmology


  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Retinal Vascular disorders
  • Age related macular degeneration
  • Heredomacular degeneration
  • Fundus Fluorescein Angiography
  • Optical Coherence Tomography
  • B Scan Ultrasonography
  • ltrasound Biomicroscopy
  • Laser Photocoagulation has performed large number of various laser treatments like Pan retinal photocoagulation, Focal/ Grid laser treatment for macular diseases, barrage laser treatment for peripheral retinal degenerations
  • Pharmacological Therapy involving Intravitreal injection with Anti-VEGF drugs like Avastin (Bevacizumab) and Lucentis (Ranibizumab)
  • Photodynamic therapy – a widely accepted modality of treatment for selected cases of choroidal neovascular membranes
  • Also experienced in the evaluation and management of Uveal and neuro-ophthalmic diseases


  • FRCS (Glasg) in Ophthalmology from Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, U.K. in May 2006
  • Diplomate of National Board in Ophthalmology (DNB)   from C. U. Shah Ophthalmic Post Graduate Training Centre, Medical Research Foundation, Chennai in June 1997
  • MBBS from Government Medical College, Calicut under University of Calicut in April 1993
  • Special training in Laser treatment for  Retinopathy of Prematurity L.V.Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad in the treatment of ROP

Practice Information

The Eye Foundation, Coimbatore

The Eye Foundation, Coimbatore

DB Road, RS Puram, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu - 641002

Patient Experience

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Achievements & Contributions

  • Was the guide for DNB post graduate student in her thesis on “Intravitreal Avastin in the management of macular edema due to retinal venous occlusions”
  • AIOS conference 2011
  • Retnet India meet in 2010 and 2011
  • TNOA conference in 2009, 2007, 2002, 1996
  • KSOS conference in 2002, 2001
  • 14th world conference of the international society for laser, surgery and Medicine 2001
  • Srinivas K Rao, T Lekha, B N Mukesh, G Sitalakshmi, P Padmanabhan: Conjunctival – Limbal Autografts for Primary and Recurrent Pterygia: Technique and Results. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology, 1998;46: 203-9
  • Srinivas K Rao, T Lekha, G Sitalakshmi, P Padmanabhan: Conjunctival Autografts for Pterygium Surgery: How well does it prevent recurrence? Ophthalmic Surgery and Lasers 1997; 28(10); 875-876
  • Muna Bhende, T Lekha, L Vijaya, L Gopal, T Sharma, S Parikh: Ultrasound Biomicroscopy in the Diagnosis and Management of Cyclodialysis Clefts. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology 1999; 47: 18-23
  • T Lekha: B Scan Ultrasonography in the evaluation of Ocular tumours, Instruction course on Ultrasonography, 69th annual conference of AIOS, Ahmedabad, 3-6 February 2011
  • T Lekha, V S Prakash, D Ramamurthy: Intravitreal Avastin – Indications. Eye Vision 07, 55th Conference of the Tamilnadu Ophthalmic Association, Erode, 10 – 12 August 2007
  • T Lekha, R J Madhusudan, S K Sundaramoorthy: Efficacy of frequency-doubled Nd: Yag laser th the in the treatment of Diabetic Maculopathy. Golden Eye 2002, Golden Jubilee Conference of the Tamilnadu Ophthalmic Association, Trichy, 2nd – 4th August 2002
  • T Lekha: Fluorescein Angiographic features of Macular Diseases, Instruction Course on FFA and ICG. Golden Eye 2002, Golden Jubilee Conference of the Tamilnadu Ophthalmic Association, Trichy, 2nd – 4th August 2002
  • T Lekha: Screening for Diabetic Retinopathy (Symposium on Diabetic Retinopathy). 28th Annual Conference of Kerala State Ophthalmological Society, Cochin, 30th Nov.,1st and 2nd Dec. 2001
  • T Lekha, Biswas J, Lakshmi Mahesh, N Subramanian: Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma of the Eyelid presenting as Recurrent Chalazion - A Clinico Pathological Study.  44th Annual Conference of the Tamilnadu Ophthalmic Association, Salem, 2nd – 4th August 1996
  • Member of All India Ophthalmological Society  (Membership no. L8802)
  • Member of Delhi Ophthalmological Society   (Membership no. T-2616)
  • Member of Sankara Nethralaya Alumni Association
  • Member of Indian Medical Association