Faculty Profile

Dr. Lathika V K

Professor & HOD
  • Qualification
    MBBS
    Govt. Medical College, Trivandrum. - 1995

    MS
    Ophthalmology from Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Govt. Medical College, Trivandrum. - 2003

    DO
    Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Govt. Medical College, Trivandrum. - 2002

    FRCS
    Ophthalmology from Royal College of physicians & Surgeons, Glasgow, UK - 2010

    Sri Ratan Tata Fellowship
    Cataract microsurgery from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai - 2003

    Fellowship
    Medical retina from Giridhar Eye Institute, Kochi - 2012

    Observership
    ROP from Narayana Nethralaya, Bangalore - 2015

    LEEP : Leadeship education for excellent patient care Leadership training
    NHS leadership programme from UK - 2020

  • Experience
    • Professor & HOD - Amala Institute Of Medical Sciences
    • Professor - Amala Institute Of Medical Sciences
    • Associate Professor - Amala Institute Of Medical Sciences
    • Assistant Professor - Amala Institute Of Medical Sciences
    • Senior Resident - Jubilee Mission Medical College, Thrissur
    • Lecturer - Medical College, Thrissur
    • Consultant Ophthalmologist - Aswini Hospital, Thrissur
  • Awards / Achievements
    • Kerala Government District Merit Scholarship - Government of Kerala - 1988
    • TACOappreciationawardformostpromisingyoungophthalmologist - Thrissur Academic Club of Ophthalmology - 2005
    • TACO award for the academic achiever of the year - Thrissur Academic Club of Ophthalmology - 2010
    • Guide and Coauthor of the original paper that received the Dr Noel Moniz award for the best anterior segment free paper in the state at DRISHTI 2019 - Kerala Society of ophthalmic surgeons - 2019
  • Publications
    • Kumar SS, Kamaladevi LV, Valsan SM. Utilization of diabetic retinopathy screening among diabetic patients at a tertiary care hospital in Kerala, India. Int J Community Med Public Health 2021;8:4938-43
    • Mathew M, Kamaladevi LV, Skariah CK. Microbial profile of lid margin flora in anterior blepharitis as compared with normal: A comparative, descriptive study. Kerala J Ophthalmol 2020;32:51-5
    • Lathika ,Vasu & Thresika, Uvaraj & Nayana, Sebastian. (2017). Usefulness of anterior segment optical coherence tomography in descemet’s membrane detachment following cataract surgery. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences. 5. 1484. 10.18203/2320-6012.ijrms20171251.
    • Lathika VK, Minu SP, Charles KS. Influence of cataract on image quality and macular thickness measured using spectral domain optical coherence tomography: a prospective cohort study. Int J Adv Med 2017;4:546-50.
    • Lathika Vasu, Susan Prakash Minu, & K. Skariah Charles. "Influence of surgical time on post-surgical visual acuity in patients undergoing small incision cataract surgery: a prospective study." International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences [Online], 4.10 (2016): 4588-4592.
    • Association of grade of cataract with duration of diabetes, age and gender in patients with type II diabetes mellitus. Int J Adv Med 2016; 3:304-8.
    • Macular changes following cataract surgery over six months-Kerala Journal Of Ophthalmology-june2015 Influence of glycaemic control on applanation tonometry in diabetic patients- Kerala Journal Of Ophthalmology- June 2010
    • Axial length as a determinant of earlier age at cataract surgery- Kerala Journal Of Ophthalmology-june2008
    • Ocular surface changes in diabetic retinopathy- Kerala Journal Of OphthalmologyJune2002
    • Editor and contributor of a chapter in book “The diabetic eye” published by Kerala society of ophthalmic surgeons in 2019
    • Transient visual loss- Kerala Journal Of Ophthalmology.2013
    • Keratoplasty-what is new ?-Tacopsia-November-2008
    • Thyroid related ophthalmopathy- Kerala Journal Of Ophthalmology –March2002
    • Gopi V, Kamaladevi LV, Skariah CK. No-touch management in tick infestation of periocular skin. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:341-2.
    • Lathika VK, Sebastin T, Skariah CK. Neurosurgical strike by a coconut “shell”: A rare case of isolated internuclear ophthalmoplegia following closed head injury due to coconut fall. Kerala J Ophthalmol 2018;30:127-30
    • Catastrophe behind the Catarrhal Eye -Proptosis in an elderly gentleman, Digital journal of Ophthalmology, 2014. http://www.djo.harvard.edu/