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Dr. NILANJANA DEB JOARDAR

Dr. Nilanjana Deb Joardar graduated in Medicine from Calcutta Medical College, residency in Ophthalmology followed by fellowship in Medical Retina and Visual Electrodiagnostics from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai. She obtained a fellowship from the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh and completed her M. Phil in Medical and Bioengineering from Claude Bernard University, France. She has been awarded with PhD (Ophthalmology) with distinction from Jean Monnet University, France for her research on corneal preservation. During her tenure as a Consultant in Glaucoma and Medical Retina at Maxivision Eye Hospital, Hyderabad, she was the first to perform glaucoma treatment by High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) in the Asian subcontinent as part of collaborative clinical study with Eyetechcare, France. She has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals which have been presented in national and international conferences.

Educational Qualification

  • 1995 - Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS), Calcutta Medical College, Calcutta University, Calcutta, India.
  • 1998 - Diplomate of National Board (Ophthalmology), Medical Research Foundation, Chennai, India under the National Board of Examinations, New Delhi, India. Guide: Dr SS Badrinath, FRCS(C)
  • 2000 - Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Ophthalmology), Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, U.K.
  • 2003 - M.Phil, Medical and Bioengineering (Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies, Ingénierie Médicale et Biologique), University Claude Bernard Lyon I, Lyon France.
  • 2006 - PhD (Ophthalmology) summa cum laude (highest praise from jury) from University Jean Monnet, Saint Etienne, France. Guide: Prof Philippe Gain, MD PhD.

Additional experience

  • 1998-1999 - Specialty training in medical retina, lasers & ocular diagnostics (ultrasonography, fluorescein angiography and electrodiagnostics), Medical Research Foundation, Chennai, India (One-year)
  • 2000 - Fellowship training in phacoemulsification, Rajan Eye Care, Chennai, India
  • 2003 - 2006 Training in eye banking and corneal organ culture, Saint Etienne Eye Bank, France
  • 2014 Training in High Intensity Focussed Ultrasound treatment for glaucoma, Eyetechcare, France

Academic Activities

  • 1998-2000 Visiting faculty at the Elite School of Optometry under Medical Research Foundation, Chennai.
  • 2000-2002 Teaching assignments for DO and DNB students at Medical Research Foundation, Chennai
  • 2004 Training of hospital endocrinologists (CHU-Saint Etienne) for screening of diabetic retinopathy.
  • 2004-2006 Guiding engineering graduate students (Masters level) at several practical projects on digital retinal imaging.

Research activities

  • Telemedical screening of diabetic retinopathy: Conducted Clinical Research Trial at University Hospital (CHU), Saint Etienne, France. As member of French Working Group on screening of diabetic retinopathy, participated in outlining national screening guidelines.
  • Automated detection of diabetic retinopathy: Participating member of multicentric project of the French Ministry of Research in collaboration with the Centre of Mathematical Morphology, Ecole des Mines, Paris and Hôpital Lariboisière, Paris.
  • Corneal storage in organ culture and tissue engineering relating to quality control of corneal grafts (PhD thesis topic): Participated in collaborative projects with Centre of Medical Engineering, Ecole des Mines, Saint Etienne, France and EPFL, Switzerland
  • Conducted first ever clinical trial on glaucoma treatment using High Frequency Focused Ultrasound in Asian subcontinent in collaboration with Eyetechcare, France

Professional attachments

  • 1994-1995 Senior House Officer, Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Calcutta, India
  • 1998-2001 Junior consultant, Medical Research Foundation, Chennai, India
  • 2000-2002 Consultant (Medical Retina, Lasers, Ocular diagnostics, IOL implantation) Apollo- Advanced Medical Research Institute, Calcutta, India
  • 2003-2006 Consultant, Endocrinology Department, University Hospital Bellevue, Saint Etienne, France
  • 2007 Scientist, Prof Brien Holden Eye Research Center, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India
  • 2008-2015 Consultant, Glaucoma & Medical Retina, Maxivision Eye Hospital, Hyderabad, India
  • 2015-present Consultant, Glaucoma & Medical Retina, Winvision Eye Hospital, Hyderabad, India

Journal Publications

1. Gopal L, Banker AS, Deb N, Badrinath SS, Sharma T, Parikh SN, Shanmugham MP, Bhende PS, Das D, Mukesh BN
Management of glass intraocular foreign bodies
Retina 1998; 18: 213-220.

2. Deb N, Das R, Roy IS.
Bilateral Morning Glory Disc Anomaly
Ind J of Ophthalmol 2003; 51: 182-3.

3. Thuret G, Manissolle C, Herrag S, Deb N, Acquart S, Campos L, Gain P.
Controlled study of the influence of storage medium type on endothelial assessment during corneal organ culture
Br J of Ophthalmol, 2004; 88 (4): 579-81

4. Deb N,Thuret G, Estour B, Massin P, Gain P.
Screening for diabetic retinopathy in France.
Diabetes and Metabolism, 2004; 30: 140-5.

5. The Silicone Oil Study Group of Sankara Nethralaya.
Use of silicone oil in the management of complex retinal detachment – an Indian experience.
Intl Ophthalmol, 2004; 25: 129–142.

6. Deb-Joardar N, Germain N, Thuret G, Manoli P, Garcin A, Estour B, Gain P.
Detection of associated ocular lesions during screening of diabetic retinopathy.
Diabetes Care, 2005; 28 (9): 2334-5

7. Deb-Joardar N, Thuret G, Manoli P, Garcin A, Germain N, Millot L, Estour B, Gain P.
Screening of diabetic retinopathy by ophthalmologists and endocrinologists with pupillary dilation and a nonmydriatic digital camera.
Am J of Ophthalmol, 2005; 140 (5): 814-821

8. Deb-Joardar N, Thuret G, Dumollard J-M, Absi L, Campos-Guyotat L, Peoc'h M, Garraud O, Gain P.
Experimental study of the survival of metastatic cancer cell lines in corneal organ culture.
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 2006; 47(4):1339-47

9. Deb-Joardar N, Thuret G, Racine G , Pons D, Brun G, ParriauxO, Peoc'h M, Acquart S, Gain P
Standard microlithographic mosaics to assess endothelial cell counting methods by light microscopy in eye banks using organ culture
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 2006; 47(4):1339-47

10. Deb-Joardar N, Germain N, Garcin A, Manoli P, Defreyn A, Thuret G, Estour B, Gain P.
Systematic screening of diabetic retinopathy with a digital fundus camera following pupillary dilatation in a university diabetes department.
Diabetic Medicine, 2007;24:303-7

11. Thuret G, Deb-Joardar N, Manissolle C, Zhao M, PeoȂch M, Gavet Y, Gain P.
Assessment of the human corneal endothelium. In vivo specular microscope Topcon SP 2000P versus ex vivo Sambacornea eye bank analyser
Br J of Ophthalmol, 2007; 91(2):265-266.

12. Thuret G, Deb-Joardar N, Nguyen F, Zhao M, Gavet Y, Gain P.
Agreement between two non-contact specular microscopes: Topcon SP 2000P versus Rhinetec
Br J of Ophthalmol, 2007; 91(7):979-80.

13. Deb-Joardar N, Thuret G, Meulle A, Gavet Y, Herrag S, Manissolle C, Acquart S, Garraud O, Egelhoffer H, Gain P.
Reproducibility of endothelial assessment after corneal organ culture: comparison of Sambacornea analyser with manual methods
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 2007 ; 48(5):2062-7.

14. Deb-Joardar N, Thuret G, Zhao M, Acquart S, Peo'ch M, Garraud O, Gain P.
Comparison of two semiautomated methods for evaluating endothelial cells of donor corneas.
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci, 2007;48(7):3077-82

15. Lecleire-Collet A, Erginay A, Angioi-Duprez K, Deb-Joardar N, Gain P, Massin P
A new grading system from colour fundus photographs for screening for diabetic retinopathy
J Fr Ophtalmol, 2007 ; 30(7):674-87

16. Dupas B, Walter T, Erginay A, Ordonez R, Deb-Joardar N, Gain P, Klein JC, Massin P.
Evaluation of automated fundus photograph analysis algorithms for detecting microaneurysms, haemorrhages and exudates, and of a computer-assisted diagnostic system for grading diabetic retinopathy.
Diabetes Metab. 2010 Jun;36(3):213-20.

17. Germain N, Galusca B, Deb-Joardar N, Millot L, Manoli P, Thuret G, Gain P, Estour B.
No loss of chance of diabetic retinopathy screening by endocrinologists with a digital fundus camera.
Diabetes Care. 2011 Mar;34(3):580-5

Conference Presentations (Oral/ Poster)

Deb N, Gopal L, Bhende PS, Shanmugam MP,Parikh SN, Sharma T, Badrinath SS.
Management of glass intraocular foreign bodies
International Symposiym on Ocular trauma,.Mumbai, India. 1997 (Oral)

Gain P, Deb N, Manoli P, Garcin AF, Germain N, Millot L, Thuret G, Estour G
Screening of diabetic retinopathy by non mydriatic digital camera: advantages of mydriasis.
ARVO Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, 2004 (Poster)

Gavet Y, Meulle A, Deb N, Manissolle C, Herrag S, Acquart S, Garraud O, Egel hoffer H; Lapierre V, Seilles E, Thuret G, Gain P.
Endothelial cell count and morphometry by the tri-image analyser Sambacornée™: Multicentric validation.
Annual Meeting, European Eye Bank Association, Barcelona, Spain. 2004 (Oral)

Manoli P, Deb N, Garcin A, Germain N, Millot L, Thuret G, Estour G, Gain P.
Screening of diabetic retinopathy using non mydriatic digital camera: mydriasis or not?
Annual Meeting of the French Society of Ophthalmology, Paris, 2004 (Oral, in French)

Deb N, Thuret G, Gavet Y, Manoli P, Garcin AF, Germain N, Millot L, Estour B, Gain P.
Screening of diabetic retinopathy by digital retinograph: advantages of pharmacological dilatation.
Annual Meeting of the European Association for Vision and Eye Research, Vilamoura, Portugal, 2004 (Poster)

Deb N, Thuret G, Herrag S, Manissolle C, Gresta P, Peoch M, Campos L, Gain P.
Survival of metastatic cancer cell lines in corneal organ culture conditions.
Annual Meeting of the European Association for Vision and Eye Research, Vilamoura, Portugal, 2004 (Poster)

Manoli P, Deb N, Garcin A, Germain N, Millot L,Thuret G, Estour G, Gain P.
Pupillary dilatation improves screening of diabetic retinopathy by hospital endocrinologists.
Annual meeting, Ophthalmic Society of Rhone-Alpes, Lyon, France, 2004 (Oral, in French)

Gavet Y, Peyroche C, Deb N, Thuret G,Dinet C, Gain P.
Userfriendly software for the automated mosaic reconstruction of fundus digital retinography.
Annual Meeting of the European Association for Vision and Eye Research, Vilamoura, Portugal, 2004 (Poster)

Millot L, Germain N, Deb N, Thuret G, Manoli P, Garcin A, Gain P Estour G.
Screening of diabetic retinopathy by digital retinograph: benefits of mydriasis.
Societe Francaise d'Endocrinologie Reims, France, 2004 (Oral, in French)

Deb-Joardar N, Absi L, Dumollard JM, Gain P, Thuret G.
Study of the survival of metastatic cancer cells in corneal organ culture conditions.
Annual meeting of the European Eye Bank Association, Halle, Germany, 2005. (Oral)

Deb-Joardar N, Absi L, Dumollard JM, Gain P, Thuret G.
Experimental study of the survival of metastatic solid cancer cell lines during storage of human corneas in organ culture.
Annual meeting, Ophthalmic Society of Rhone-Alpes, Lyon, France, 2005 (Prize for third best communication) (Oral, in French)

Gain P, Germain N, Deb-Joardar N, Garcin AF, Manoli P, Millot L, Gavet Y, Thuret G, Maugery J, Estour B.
Teaching programme and validation for diabetic retinopathy screening by the digital fundus camera.
Annual Meeting of the French Society of Ophthalmology, Paris, 2005 (Oral, in French)

Deb-Joardar N, Absi L, Dumollard JM, Campos-Guyotat L, Gain P, Thuret . G.
Comparative study of the survival of metastaic solid cancer cell lines in corneal organ culture.
Annual Meeting of the French Society of Ophthalmology, Paris, 2005 (Oral, in French)

Manoli P, Gavet Y, Thuret G, Peyroche C, Deb-Joardar N, Dinet E, Estour B, Pinoli JC, Gain P.
Development of a software for automated mosaic reconstruction from fundus images captured by the digital fundus camera.
Annual Meeting of the French Society of Ophthalmology, Paris, 2005 (Oral, in French)

Garcin AF, Deb-Joardar N, Manoli P, Defreyn A, Germain N, Thuret G, Maugery J, Estour B, Gain P.
Complete coverage of diabetic retinopathy screening in the endocrinology ward of a provincial university hospital thanks to a digital fundus camera.
Annual Meeting of the French Society of Ophthalmology, Paris, 2005 (Oral, in French)

Millot L, Germain N, Lassandre S, Thuret G, Deb-Joardar N, Vergely N, Brulport V, Garcin AF, Manoli P, Defreyn A, Thuret G, Maugery J, Gain P, Estour B.
Numeric retinography allows a dramatic improvement of screening accuracy for diabetic retinopathy in a French diabetology department.
Annual Meeting, European Association for the Study of Diabetes, Athens, 2005. (Oral, in French)

Deb-Joardar N, Absi L, Dumollard JM, Campos-Guyotat L, Gain P, Thuret G.
Experimental study of the survival of metastaic solid cancer cell lines in corneal organ culture: Cell tracking and molecular biology.
Annual Meeting of the European Association for Vision and Eye Research, Vilamoura, Portugal, 2005 (Poster)

Deb-Joardar N, Thuret G, Germain N, Garcin AF, Manoli P, Estour B, Gain P.
Detection of associated ocular lesions during screening of diabetic retinopathy.
Annual Meeting of the European Association for Vision and Eye Research, Vilamoura, Portugal, 2005 (Poster)

Deb-Joardar N, Absi L, Dumollard JM, Campos-Guyotat L, Gain P, Thuret G.
Experimental study of the survival of metastaic solid cancer cell lines in corneal organ culture
Symposium on Clinical and Fundamental Research in Ophthalmology, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2005 (Oral, in French)

Thuret G, Manissolle C, Deb-Joardar N, Zhao M, Campos L, Garraud O, Gain P.
Animal compound-free medium and poloxamer for human corneal organ culture and deswelling.
Symposium on Clinical and Fundamental Research in Ophthalmology, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2005 (Oral, in French)

Thuret G, Nguyen F, Zhao M, Deb N, Gavet Y, Gain P.
Agreement between two non-contact specular microscopes:TOPCON SP2000 versus RHINETEC.
Annual Meeting of the European Association for Vision and Eye Research, Vilamoura, Portugal, 2005 (Poster)

Deb-Joardar N, Absi L, Dumollard JM, Campos-Guyotat L, Gain P, Thuret G.
Study of the survival of metastaic solid cancer cell lines in corneal organ culture conditions
XXXI European Cornea Conference, Clermont-Ferrand, France, 2005 (Oral)

Deb-Joardar N, Thuret G , Gavet Y, Zhao M, Manissolle C, Acquart S, Garraud O, Pinoli JC, Brun G, Maugery J, Gain P
Back lit chart to simply assess the transparency and folding of corneas during organculture.
Annual meeting of the European Eye Bank Association, Venice, Italy, 2006 (Oral)

Gavet Y, Deb-Joardar N, Thuret G, Dumollard JM, PeocȂh M, Acquart S, Garraud O, Prades JM, Pinoli JC, Gain P
New trends in endothelial cell assessment: taking account of the tridimensionnal aspect of organ cultured endothelium.
Annual meeting of the European Eye Bank Association, Venice, Italy, 2006 (Oral)

Herrag S, Nguyen F, Deb-Joardar N, Gavet Y, Zhao M, Maugery J, Maugery J, Thuret G , Gain P.
Agreement between two non-contact specular microscopes: Topcon SP2000 versus Rhinetec.
Annual meeting of the European Eye Bank Association, Venice, Italy, 2006 (Oral)

Deb-Joardar N, Thuret G , Gavet Y, Zhao M, Manissolle C, Acquart S, Chavarin P, Garraud O, Prades JM, Pinoli JC, Maugery J, Gain P
Back lit chart to simply assess the transparency and folding of corneas during organculture.
Annual Meeting of the French Society of Ophthalmology, Paris, 2006 (Oral, in French)

Gavet Y, Deb-Joardar N, Pinoli JC, Thuret G , Dumollard JM, PeocȂh M, Acquart S, Chavarin P, Garraud O, Prades JM, Gain P
New trends in endothelial cell assessment: taking account of the tridimensionnal aspect of organ cultured endothelium.
Annual Meeting of the French Society of Ophthalmology, Paris, 2006 (Oral, in French)

Manoli P, Deb-Joardar N, Garcin AF, Germain N, Millot L, Vergely N, Brulport-Cerisier V, Lassandre S, Thuret G, Maugery J, Estour B, Gain P.
Detection of associated ocular lesions during screening of diabetic retinopathy.
Annual Meeting of the French Society of Ophthalmology, Paris, 2006 (Oral, in French)

Garcin AF, Deb-Joardar N, Manoli P, Germain N, Millot L, Vergely N, Brulport-Cerisier V, Lassandre S, Thuret G, Maugery J, Estour B, Gain P.
Screening of diabetic retinopathy with digital fundus camera: is delegation of the interpretation to senior endocrinologists possible?
Annual Meeting of the French Society of Ophthalmology, Paris, 2006. (Oral, in French)

Nguyen F, Deb-Joardar N, Gavet Y, Zhao M, Acquart S, Chavarin P, Maugery J, Thuret G , Gain P.
Agreement between the endothelial cell counts of two non-contact specular microscopes.
Annual Meeting of the French Society of Ophthalmology, Paris, 2006 (Oral, in French)

Defreyn A, Acquart S, Chavarin P, Malassagne F, Deb-Joardar N, Thuret G, Garraud O, Gavet Y, Gain P.
Upgrades of a new endothelial analyser.
Annual Meeting of the French Society of Ophthalmology, Paris, 2006 (Oral, in French)

Souad Herrag, F. Nguyen, Deb-Joardar N, Y. Gavet, M. Zhao, J. Maugery, G. Thuret G, P. Gain.
Agreement between two non-contact specular microscopes: TOPCON SP2000 versus RHINETEC.
Annual meeting of the European Eye Bank Association, Venice, Italy, 2006 (Oral)

Gavet Y, Deb-Joardar N, Thuret G, Dumollard JM, PeocȂh M, Acquart S, Garraud O, Prades J, Pinoli JC, Gain P.
New trends in endothelial cell assessment: taking account of the tridimensionnal aspect of organ cultured endothelium.
Annual meeting of the European Eye Bank Association, Venice, Italy, 2006 (Oral)

Acquart S, Thuret G, Deb-Joardar N, Zhao M, Defreyn A, Pisselli S, Gavet Y, Theillere C, Peireira S, Peoc´h M, Chavarin P, Garraud O, Maugery J, Gain P.
Endothelial morphometry of 31°C organ cultured corneas using image analysis prospective study of 505 consecutive corneas.
Annual meeting of the European Eye Bank Association, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2007 (Oral)

Deb-Joardar N, Zhao M, Thuret G, Gavet Y, Acquart S, Chavarin P, Peoch M, Maugery J, Gain P.
Counting strategies for endothelial assessment of organ cultured corneas using image analysis: comparison of border versus center method
Annual meeting of the European Eye Bank Association, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2007 (Oral)

Deb-Joardar N, Zhao M, Joubert J, Pipparelli A, Brun G, Acquart S, Chavarin P, Peoch M, Prades JM, Maugery J, Thuret G, Gain P.
Development of an image analysis device to measure transparency, folding and gerontoxon of organ cultured corneas
Annual meeting of the European Eye Bank Association, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2007 (Oral)

Gain P, Nguyen F., Deb-Joardar N, Zhao M, Gavet Y, Peoch M, Maugery J, Thuret G.
Agreement of pachymetry measurements using ultrasound, two non contact specular Microscopes (Topcon SP200P and Rhinetic Seaeagle) and optical low-coherenceReflectometry
Annual meeting of the European Eye Bank Association, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2007 (Poster)

Thuret G, Defreyn A, Acquart S, Deb-Joardar N, Zhao M, Gavet Y, Theilliere C, Pereira S, Peoch M,
Garraud O, Maugery J, Gain P (Saint-Etienne) Endothelial morphometry of organ cultured corneas using image analysis: prospective study of 505 consecutive corneas
Annual Meeting of the French Society of Ophthalmology, Paris, 2007 (Oral)

Zhao M, Deb-Joardar N, Joubert J, Pipparelli A, Brun G,, Acquart S, Chavarin P, Peoch M, Prades JM, Maugery J, Thuret G, Gain P.
Development of an image analysis device to measure transparency, folding and corneal arcus of organ cultured corneas.
Annual Meeting of the French Society of Ophthalmology, Paris, 2007 (Oral)

Erginay A, Walter T, Ordonez R, Klein JC, Deb-Joardar N, Gain P, Gaudric A, Massin P
Computer assisted fundus color image analysis for diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy
ARVO Annual Meeting, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, 2008 (Oral)

Deb-Joardar N, Pagidimarry N, Bhatnagar V, Reddy KP.
Application of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for treatment of primary open angle glaucoma in Indian patients.
Glaucoma Society of India Annual Meeting, Mumbai, India, 2015 ( Poster)

Deb-Joardar N, Pagidimarry N, Bhatnagar V, Manchikanti S, Reddy KP.
Application of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for treatment of primary open angle glaucoma in Indian patients.
Telangana Ophthalmic Society Annual Meeting, Hyderabad, India, 2016 (Oral)

Deb-Joardar N, Pagidimarry N, Bhatnagar V, Manchikanti S, Reddy KP.
Application of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for treatment of primary open angle glaucoma in Indian patients.
Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress , Singapore, 2017 (Oral)

Deb-Joardar N, Pagidimarry N, Reddy KP.
Application of High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) for treatment of primary open angle glaucoma in Indian patients. Results at 12 months of a prospective clinical study.
World Glaucoma Congress, Helsinki, Finland, 2017 (Poster)

Deb-Joardar N.
Ultrasound Ciliary Plasty (UCP) using High Intensity Focused Ultrasound in Indian eyes on middle to late stage glaucoma patients. One year results.
Guangzhou Glaucoma Forum, Guangzhou, China 2017 (Oral)