Dr Sulatha V Bhandary

Professor and Head of the Department

Department of Ophthalmology


    Dr Sulatha V Bhandary teaches undergraduates and postgraduates.

    • She is also a postgraduate and PhD thesis guide.


Subject Subject code Semester
Ophthalmology MBBS 6th and 7th semester
Ophthalmology MS
Ophthalmology DOMS


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
MS Ophthalmology Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 2002
MBBS Kasturba Medical College, Manipal 2009


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
KMC, Manipal Additional Professor
KMC, Manipal Associate Professor 10/10/2007 -
KMC, Manipal Assistant Professor 10/10/2002 to 09/10/2007

3 nethra classic trial Small pupil retinal imaging (Funding Agency: Trinethra, Forus Innovation, Bangalore)

2015-01-01 Bhandary S Rao L Acharya R

3 Nethra Royal digital eye imaging system with objective refractometer(Funding Agency: Trinethra, Forus Innovation, Bangalore)

2015-01-01 Bhandary S Rao L Rao AK Acharya R


Area of Interest

Cataract, glaucoma, retina, trauma, Keratoplasty, management of Lacrimal diseases and community ophthalmology

Area of Expertise

Phacoemulsification (cataract surgery), Retinal Vitreo-retinal diseases including Diabetic retinopathy,Venous Occlusions,Retinal detachment, Retinopathy of Prematurity,Ocular trauma,glaucoma management, lacrimal surgeries

Area of Research

Retinal imaging - research projects 1. 3 nethra non mydriatic camera imaging 2. 3 nethra royal camera for assessing autorefraction

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Member of All India Ophthalmological Society, 2007.
  • Member of All India Ophthalmic Society, 2009.
  • Member of Karnataka Ophthalmic Society, 2004
  • Member of Udupi Ophthalmic Society, 2009.
  • Member of glaucoma soceity of India-2013                                                                                 
  • Member of women s ophthalmology soceity-2015                                                              
  • Honarary Secretary of the OEU Alumni association                                         
  • Instructor for AHA course of ACLS and BLS                                                                                                                            
  • Member for NABH Medical audit committee
  • Member of the research cell committee                                                                                  
  • Member of KMC ISO audit commitee                             
  • AHA Certified  Instructor for ACLS and BLS
  • Member of Karnataka Ophthalmic Society, 2008.
  • Member of Glaucoma Society of India, 2013.
  • Member of OEU Alumni Association, 2010.

She received the distinguished allumni award 2011.



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Serial Assessment of retinal nerve fibre layer thickness in glaucoma suspects using OCT and its relation to visual fields

2012-01-01 Dr Abin Holla


Assessing quality of life in patients with glaucoma using the glaucoma quality of life- 15 questionnaires

2014-01-01 Dr Pallak Kusumgar


Study of Spontaneous venous pulsations in POAG, NTG and OHT versus controls

2015-01-01 Dr Sindhoora


KAP study on awareness of eye diseases in children among people attending various outpatient departments at Kasturba hospital

2008-01-01 Dr Simar Kaur

Manipal, 2008

Automated Identification of diabetic eye diseases using digital fundus images

2014-01-01 Kevin

Detection of Idiopathic mancular Hole and its staging using automated feature extraction in fundus images . PhD synopsis

Bhargav J Bhatkalkar

An automated feature extraction for early detection of glaucoma and its staging in fundus images. PhD synopsis.

Govardhan Hegde

Near work and its correlation with myopia in medical students.

Katta Kavya Reddy