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Jayant Venkatramani Iyer
Dr Jayant Venkatramani Iyer
Singapore National Eye Centre
Glaucoma Department
Consultant
GDFM, MMed (Ophth), FAMS, FRCOphth
Dr Jayant V Iyer is a Consultant in the Singapore National Eye Centre (SNEC). His clinical practice includes general ophthalmology and adult cataract surgery, with a special interest in the field of Glaucoma. He completed his undergraduate medical training at the National University of Singapore in 2004, was conferred the Graduate Diploma in Family Medicine in 2009 and the Master of Medicine (Ophthalmology) in 2011, for which he was awarded the MOH Postgraduate Examinations scholarship. Upon completion of his residency, he became a Fellow of the Royal College of Ophthalmologists (UK) and completed his Fellowship examinations at the Academy of Medicine, Singapore (FAMS), with a Gold Medal in 2014. He successfully completed subspecialty training in glaucoma at SNEC in 2016 and was awarded the MOH HMDP award to pursue a post-doctoral clinical Glaucoma Fellowship at the Wilmer Eye Institute in Johns Hopkins, USA from 2016-2017. At Wilmer, Dr Jayant got to work closely alongside global experts in the field of glaucoma and gained experience in novel techniques in surgical management of the disease. He is regularly involved in the training and education of residents, nurses and ophthalmic technicians at SNEC and recently set up DigiSNEC – an e-learning platform for residents. He has also co-authored a textbook for general practitioners across Singapore titled Essential Ophthalmology. He has published over 15 papers in international peer-reviewed journals, presented in various international conferences and won awards for research including the ARVO Travel Grant Award 2013 and the Merit Award at the International Ophthalmology Congress in 2010. His current research interests are in glaucoma surgery optimization and device development. Dr Jayant has a keen interest in international ophthalmic humanitarian work and is involved in setting up a Global Health program for Singhealth as part of the Singhealth International Collaboration Office. He runs a non-profit organization – The Vision Mission – that is involved in setting up sustainable eye care programs in various developing countries.
Publications and Research Trials
  1. Venkatramani J, Mitchell P. Ocular and Systemic Causes of Retinopathy in Patients without Diabetes Mellitus. BMJ. 2004; 328(7440): 625-9.
  2. Venkatramani J, Gottlieb J, Thomassen TS, Multarie A. Bilateral Serous Retinal Detachment due to Protein-Losing Enteropathy. Arch Ophthalmol. 2004; 122(7):1067-70.
  3. Iyer JV, Lee SY, Tong L. The Dry Eye Disease Activity Log Study. ScientificWorldJournal. 2012; epub 2012 Oct 24.
  4. Iyer JV, Low WC, Dirani M, Saw SM. Parental Smoking and Childhood Refractive Error: The STARS Study. Eye. 2012; 26(10): 1324-8.
  5. Iyer JV, Connolly J, Agrawal R, Yeo TK, Lee B, Au B, Teoh SC. Cytokine Analysis of Aqueous Humor in HIV Patients with Cytomegalovirus Retinitis. Cytokine.2013;64(2):541-7.
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