Head, Clinical Services
L.V.Prasad Eye Institute
Consultant, Smt. Kanuri Santhamma Centre for Vitreo Retinal Diseases
Subhadra Jalali did her MBBS with distinction (1986) from Jammu University and her MS in ophthalmology (1989) from the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, winning the Silver Medal (first order medal). She did a two-year fellowship in general ophthalmology, including one year in the Retina Vitreous Services at L V Prasad Eye Institute (1991-1993). She underwent further fellowship training at the National Eye Institute, Bethesda, USA (1995) in ocular genetic diseases and electrophysiology of vision and posterior uveitis. In 1998, she underwent a short-term fellowship program in the management of retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) and paediatric retinal disorders at the William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Michigan, with Dr Michael T Trese. She joined L V Prasad Eye Institute in 1993. She is a co-investigator in various multicentric international studies and has received many state, national and international awards, including the Indian National Talent Search Award, American Academy Achievement Award and an ISCEV travel grant award. She received the Sightsavers grant (2003-2005) for setting up treatment and training centres for the control of childhood blindness in the field of ROP in Andhra Pradesh. She has over 300 presentations and 80 publications in national and international journals and book chapters. Her areas of interest are advanced vitreoretinal surgery, especially in paediatric cases, severe ocular trauma, endophthalmitis, and primary retinal degenerations including ocular electrophysiology.