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Dr Anshu Arundhati from Singapore National Eye Centre

Dr Arundhati Anshu

MBBS, MS(Ophth), M Med(Ophth), MRCSEd, FRCS(Ed), FAMS

Senior Consultant

Singapore National Eye Centre

Specialty: Corneal & External Eye Disease, Refractive Surgery, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Sub-specialties: Corneal & External Eye Disease, Refractive Surgery, Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant SingHealth Duke-NUS Transplant Centre
  • Senior Consultant Corneal & External Eye Disease Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Senior Consultant Refractive Surgery Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Senior Consultant Cataract & Comprehensive Ophthalmology Department Singapore National Eye CentreSingapore National Eye Centre
  • Head & Senior Consultant SNEC Eye Clinic @ CGH Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital

Academic Appointments

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor SingHealth Duke-NUS Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences Academic Clinical Programme

Profile

Dr Arundhati Anshu graduated from SCB Medical College, Utkal University, India in 1997 and was awarded Honours and Gold Medal in General Surgery, Pharmacology and Pathology. She did her Masters in Surgery (Ophthalmology) from Utkal University and became a Member of Royal College of Edinburgh in 2002. She was awarded the Master of Medicine by National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2003. Dr Anshu became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2008. Thereafter she went on to do sub-specialized fellowship training in Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery from Singapore National Eye Centre and Price Vision Group, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

In addition to management of cataract and anterior segment disorders, Dr Anshu’s clinical interests are in the areas of corneal transplantation, corneal infections and LASIK refractive surgery.

Dr Anshu is an Adjunct Senior Clinical Investigator with the Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) and her research interests include corneal and anterior segment disorders as well as corneal transplantation techniques.  She has authored several manuscripts in international peer reviewed journals.

She is an avid educator and enjoys her time teaching both the YLL-NUS and the Duke-NUS medical students as well as the Ophthalmology residents and Corneal fellows.

Education

  • FAMS (2008)
  • FRCS(Ed) (2008)
  • M Med(Ophth) (2004)
  • MRCSEd (2002)
  • MS(Ophth) (2001)
  • MBBS (1996)

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Adjunct Clinician Educator, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
  • Program Director, Fellowships, Singapore National Eye Centre
  • Core Faculty, Residency Program (Ophthalmology), SingHealth (2014 – present)
  • Co-Chair Anaesthesia Committee, Singapore National Eye Centre (2014 - 2017)

Awards

  • ​Best CIC (consultant-in-charge) Award (2016)
  • Best Teacher Award, SingHealth Residency (Eye) (2014, 2015)
  • Honours and Gold Medal in General Surgery Degree (1996)
  • Honours and Gold medal in Pathology Degree (1995)
  • Honours in Pharmacology Degree (1995)

Publications and Research Trials

  1. Phua V, Quah BL, Anshu A et al. Impact of extracapsular cataract extraction surgical instructional video on self-directed learning of surgical skills in a tertiary eye care centre" BMJ Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning. Nov 2017

  2. Anshu A, Tan D, Chee SP, Mehta JS, Htoon HM. Interventions for the management of CMV-associated anterior segment inflammation. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2017 Aug 24;8. Review

  3. Yawata N, Arundhati A, Tong L, Li J, Mehta JS et al: Dynamic change in natural killer cell type in the human ocular mucosa in situ as means of immune evasion by adenovirus infection. Mucosal Immunol. 2016 Jan;9(1):159-70  

  4. Anita Chan, Jod Mehta, Arundhati Anshu, Donald Tan et al. Br J Ophthalmol. 2016 May;100(5):601-6. Histological features of Cytomegalovirus-related corneal graft infections, its associated features and clinical significance

  5. Tan D, Ang M, Arundhati A, Khor WB. Development of Selective Lamellar Keratoplasty within an Asian Corneal Transplant Program: The Singapore Corneal Transplant Study (An American Ophthalmological Society Thesis). Trans Am Ophthalmol Soc. 2015;113:T10. PMID: 26755854

  6. Low JR, Anshu A, Tan AC, Htoon HM, Tan DT. The Outcomes of Primary Paediatric Keratoplasty in Singapore. Am J Ophthalmol. 2014 May 27. 10.1016PMID: 24875001

  7. A Anshu A, Planchard B, Price MO, da R Pereira C, Price FW Jr. A cause of reticular interface haze and its management after descemet stripping endothelial keratoplasty. Cornea. 2012 Dec;31(12):1365-8. PubMed PMID: 22751144

  8. Anshu A, Price MO, Price FW Jr. Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty and hybrid techniques for managing failed penetrating grafts. Cornea. 2013 Jan;32(1):1-4. PubMed PMID: 22710497

  9. Anshu A, Price MO, Price FW Jr. Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty for fuchs endothelial dystrophy-influence of graft diameter on endothelial cell loss. Cornea. 2013 Jan;32(1):5-8. doi:10.1097/ICO.0b013e318247311a. PubMed PMID: 22710494

  10. Ang M, Mehta JS, Anshu A, Wong HK, Htoon HM, Tan D. Endothelial cell counts after Descemet's stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty versus penetrating keratoplasty in Asian eyes. Clin Ophthalmol. 2012;6:537-44. doi:10.2147/OPTH.S26343. Epub 2012 Apr 3. PubMed PMID: 22536049; PubMed Central. PMCID: PMC3334224

  11. Anshu A, Price MO, Tan DT, Price FW Jr. Endothelial keratoplasty: a revolution in evolution. Surv Ophthalmol. 2012 May-Jun;57(3):236-52. doi:10.1016/j.survophthal.2011.10.005. Review. PubMed PMID: 22516537

  12. Anshu A, Price MO, Price FW Jr. Risk of corneal transplant rejection significantly reduced with Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty. Ophthalmology. 2012 Mar;119(3):536-40. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2011.09.019. Epub 2012 Jan 3. PubMed PMID: 22218143

  13. Tan D, Htoon HM, Anshu A, Parthasarathy A. Author's response. Br J Ophthalmol. 2011 May 10. [Epub ahead of print] 

  14. Guerra FP, Anshu A, Price MO, Price FW. Endothelial keratoplasty: fellow eyes comparison of Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty and Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty. Cornea. 2011 Dec;30(12):1382-6. doi:10.1097/ICO.0b013e31821ddd25. PubMed PMID: 21993468

  15. Anshu A, Price MO, Price FW Jr. Descemet's stripping endothelial keratoplasty under failed penetrating keratoplasty: visual rehabilitation and graft survival rate. Ophthalmology. 2011 Nov;118(11):2155-60. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2011.04.032. Epub 2011 Sep 9. PubMed PMID: 21906816

  16. Price FW Jr, Price MO, Arundhati A. Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty under failed penetrating keratoplasty: how to avoid complications. Am J Ophthalmol. 2011 Feb;151(2):187-8.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2010.09.033. PubMed PMID: 21251490

  17. Lim LS, Arundhati A, Tan DT. Sequential therapeutic penetrating keratoplasty with cryopreserved and fresh corneal tissue for severe infectious keratitis: a case-control study. Cornea. 2011 Jul;30(7):739-43. doi:10.1097/ICO.0b013e318203217c. PubMed PMID: 21659950

  18. Anshu A, Price MO, Richardson MR, Segu ZM, Lai X, Yoder MC, Price FW Jr. Alterations in the aqueous humor proteome in patients with a glaucoma shunt device. Mol Vis. 2011;17:1891-900. Epub 2011 Jul 14. PubMed PMID: 21850163; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3144728

  19. Guerra FP, Anshu A, Price MO, Giebel AW, Price FW. Descemet's membrane endothelial keratoplasty: prospective study of 1-year visual outcomes, graft survival, and endothelial cell loss. Ophthalmology. 2011 Dec;118(12):2368-73. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2011.06.002. Epub 2011 Aug 27. PubMed PMID: 21872938

  20. Tan D, Htoon HM, Anshu A, Parthasarathy A. Author's response. Br J Ophthalmol. 2011 May 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID

Research Trials