Dr Ramesh S Ve

Associate Professor & Head of the Department

Department of Optometry


    Ramesh S Ve is Assistant Professor - Selection Grade in the Department of Optometry at SOAHS, Manipal.


    • Is a member of Institutional Research Committee.
    • Assesses determinants for blindness, visual impairment and age induced ocular changes.


Subject Subject code Semester
Optometric Instruments – I BOP 201 Third semester, BOptom
Clinical Examination of the Eye & Visual System BOP 207 Third semester, BOptom
Clinical Optometry – I BOP 211 Third semester, BOptom
Optometric Instruments – II BOP 206 Fourth semester, BOptom
Clinical Optometry – II BOP 214 Fourth semester, BOptom
Project Work- Undergraduate BOP 312 Sixth semester, BOptom
Ocular Diseases & Therapeutics Paper – VII First and Second year MOptom
Dissertation- Postgraduate Thesis Second year MOptom


Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Optometry and Vision Science Elite School of Optometry 2013
MPhil Optometry Elite School of Optometry 2004
BOptom Optometry Elite School of Optometry 2001


Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
SOAHS, Manipal Assistant Professor - Selection Grade January 2012 - Till date
Elite School of Optometry Lecturer 2004-2009
Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai Assistant Professor 2009-2011
Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai Senior Lecturer 2007-2009
Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai Lecturer 2004-2007


Area of Interest

Sight threatening eye diseases diagnosis and management, Glaucoma diagnostics and management, Tele Optometry, Low Vision Care

Area of Expertise

Evidence based Optometry care, Comprehensive eye care, Advanced ophthalmic Imaging, Perimetry and functional assessment, Electrophysiology

Area of Research

Public health and Epidemiology of eye diseases including assessing determinants for blindness, visual impairment and age induced ocular changes and Development of cost effective eye care technology to enhance tele Optometric Practice

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Recipient of Indo-US Public Health Research Fellowship 2013. 6 month Public Health Research fellowship supported by Indo-US Science and technology forum and Public Health Federation of India.•
  • Recipient of Gold Medal for Best innovation at the Innovators Competition for DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Program 2013. April 29- May 2nd 2013, Federation of Indian Chambers f Commerce and Industry, New Delhi. 
  • Life Member of Indian Optometric Association, since 2004.
  • Annual Member of Optometric Glaucoma Society- International Association, since 2006.
  • Tenure member of Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry- India, 2012-2015.
  • Active Member of Reviewer for Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology, since2012.
  • Active Member of Journal of Telemedicine and Telecare, since 2012.

Work Experience

Organisation Role Tenure
Cynaptix Technology Pvt Ltd, Chennai Technology Adviser ,Development and validation of semi-automated optic nerve head planimetric software: Cyoptique Gl. in collaboration with Cynaptix Technologies Pvt Ltd 2007-2010

Semi-automated device may prove valuable to glaucoma diagnostic arsenal


Ocular Surgery News.A semi-automated planimetry tool used to assess optic nerve head neuropathy shows promise for the diagnosis of glaucoma and monitoring of glaucomatous progression. This new device is a faster, less costly alternative to more advanced diagnostic technologies is an advantage to clinical expertise of Glaucoma care. http://www.healio.com/ophthalmology/glaucoma/news/print/ocular-surgery-news-asia-pacific-edition/%7B7b7067df-178a-4952-9acf-ddc9e4a72b2a%7D/semi-automated-device-may-prove-valuable-to-glaucoma-diagnostic-arsenal

Long-term change in central corneal thickness from a glaucoma perspective

2014-01-01 Choudhari NS George R Raju P Asokan R

Indian Journal of Ophthalmology., Vol 61 (10), Pg 580 – 584

Six-Year incidence of angle-closure disease in a south indian population: The chennai eye disease incidence study

2013-01-01 Lingam Vijaya Rashima Asokan Manish Panday Nikhil S Choudhari

Americal Journal of Ophthalmology

Prevalence and causes of low vision and blindness in a urban population: The Chennai Glaucoma Study

2013-01-01 Lingam V George R Asokan R Velumuri L

Indian Journal of Ophthalmology.

Efficacy of remote based computerised visual acuity examination

2012-01-01 Krithica S Noushad B Shanker N Ray A

British Journal of Ophthalmology.

Prevalence and associated factors for pterygium and pinguecula in a South Indian population

2012-01-01 Asokan R Velumuri L Lingam V George R

Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, Vol 32 (1), Pg 39-41.

Optic disc dimensions and cup-disc ratio among healthy South Indians: The Chennai glaucoma study

2011-01-01 Arvind H George R Raju P Baskaran M

Ophthalmic Epidemiology, Vol 18 (5), Pg 189-197.

Can intraocular pressure asymmetry indicate undiagnosed primary glaucoma? The Chennai study

2011-01-01 Choudari NS George R Baskaran M Raju P

Journal of Glaucoma

Importance of population based studies in clinical practice

2011-01-01 George R Velumuri L Asokan R Vijaya L

Indian Journal of Ophthalmology.

Glaucoma in India: Estimated burden of disease

2010-01-01 George R Vijaya L

Journal of Glaucoma.

Virtually controlled computerised visual acuity screening in a multilingual Indian Population

2013-01-01 Sreelatha OK

In the current study we have evaluated the feasibility of performing an unmanned vision test and we report good correlation with conventional examination techniques. The implication of this research work is to implement such a tele optometry model in vision screening.

Prevalence of visual impairment among school children in Udupi Taluk

2013-01-01 Juthika T

This cross- sectional study was conducted among 1784 school children in Udupi Taluk from the age group of 5-15years to report the magnitude of visual impairment among the school children. Presenting visual acuity and objective refraction was measured using Computerised LogMAR acuity charts (COMPlog) and Plusoptix A09 photorefractor.

Manipal-electronic Amsler grid software (M-E Amsler Grid) - An intelligent retinal disease screening tool

2014-01-01 Swetha Murari

The M-E Amsler is very comprehensive, interactive feedback touch screen based Amsler grid system and we are in the process of clinical validation. The application functions on all platforms: both mobile and web, use of GPS technology for referrals, and an interactive system designed to suffice the needs of all individuals. These features in the software will facilitate people to instantly share their reports to particular eye care provider.