Dr. R. Rathinam

Qualification
DO, DNB, Ph.D.
Designation
Chief, Uvea Services
Principal – Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology
Location
Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai

Dr. Rathinam is the Chief of Uveitis Service & Principal of PG Institute ophthalmology.  She graduated in medicine from Madurai University, DO and MNAMS (Ophthalmology) from Aravind Eye Hospital Madurai, Ph.D. from Dr. M.G.R. University and FAMS from National Academy of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.

Her basic, epidemiological and clinical research over 25 years at uveitis clinic, Aravind Eye Care System uncovered the cause, source and pathogenesis for three new unknown outbreaks, which include Ocular Leptospirosis, Trematode eye disease in children and Ocular West Nile virus infection . She received the prestigious Prof. C.S Bhaskaran Oration award and P.Siva Reddy International Award for her Research on novel infectious uveitis etiologies from All India Ophthalmology Society (AIOS) 2014 and from Indian Association of Medical Microbiologists (IAMM). She has made outstanding contributions to ophthalmic literature both in national and international arena. She is an elected member of International Uveitis Study Group (IUSG) since 2001.

Ph.D. guide recognization:

  • The TN Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai (2010)
  • Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai (2011)
  • Alagappa University, Karaikudi (2012)

Ph.D. examiner for the following Universities:

  • Hyderabad central University, Hyderabad
  • Bharathidasan University, Trichy
  • The Tamil Nadu Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai
  • Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai

Editorial experience:

  • Associate editor – For the Journal, Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
  • Co editor for Uveitis , Wills Eye Color Atlas and Synopsis of Clinic Ophthalmology (Wills Eye Series) Lippincott, USA 2011

Dr. Rathinam has contributed chapters for books published in India, United Kingdom, Germany and the United States of America, Co Editor for Wills eye manual uvea atlas, USA and authored a manual on Ocular Pharmacology.

Peer-Reviewed Journals

  1. Thundikandy R, Priya CG, Radhakrishnan N, Rathinam SR. In Vivo Confocal Microscopic Evaluation of the Limbus and Cornea in Vogt Koyanagi Haradas Syndrome. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2021 Apr 1:1-8. [Epub]
  1. Rathinam SR, Arya LK, Siva Ganesa Karthikeyan R, Sen S. Aqueous humor cytokines and cellular profiles in pediatric ocular granulomas caused by the Trematode Fluke Procerovum sp. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2021 Apr 1:1-10. [Epub]
  1. Kelly NK, Chattopadhyay A, Rathinam SR, Gonzales JA, Thundikandy R, Kanakath A, Murugan SB, Vedhanayaki R, Cugley D, Lim LL, Suhler EB, Al-Dhibi HA, Ebert CD, Berlinberg EJ, Porco TC, Acharya NR; FAST Research Group. Health and Vision-Related Quality of Life in a Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Methotrexate and Mycophenolate Mofetil for Uveitis. Ophthalmology. 2021 Mar 3. [Epub]
  1. Babu K, Biswas J, Agarwal M, Mahendradas P, Bansal R, Rathinam SR, Basu S, Ganesh SK, Konana VK, Vedhanayaki R, Philips M, Choudhary T. Diagnostic Markers in Ocular Sarcoidosis in A High TB Endemic Population – A Multicentre Study. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2020 Sep 1:1-5. [Epub]
  1. Rathinam SR, Tugal-Tutkun I, Agarwal M, Rajesh V, Egriparmak M, Patnaik G. Immunological tests and their interpretation in uveitis. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020;68:1737-1748.
  1. Rathinam SR, Chidambaranathan GP. Corneal melt in leptospirosis. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020;68:1970.
  1. Rathinam SR, Shanthi R. Rapid maturation of unilateral cataract in leptospirosis. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020;68:1977-1979.
  1. Rathinam SR, Parikh JG, Rao NA. Ocular erythema nodosum leprosum: An immunohistochemical study. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020;68:2028-2030.
  1. Kong CL, Kelly NK, Sundararajan M, Rathinam SR, Gonzales JA, Thundikandy R, Vedhanayaki R, Kanakath A, Murugan B, Doan T, Goldstein D, Al-Dhibi HA, Acharya NR.Comparison of CD4 Counts with Mycophenolate Mofetil versus Methotrexate from the First-line Antimetabolites as Steroid-sparing Treatment (FAST) Uveitis Trial. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2020 Aug 11:1-5. [Epub]
  1. Merrill PT, Clark WL, Banker AS, Fardeau C, Franco P, LeHoang P, Ohno S, Rathinam SR, Ali Y, Mudumba S, Shams N, Nguyen QD; Sirolimus Study Assessing Double-Masked Uveitis Treatment (SAKURA) Study Group. Efficacy and Safety of Intravitreal Sirolimus for Noninfectious Uveitis of the Posterior Segment: Results from the Sirolimus Study Assessing Double-Masked Uveitis Treatment (SAKURA) Program. Ophthalmology. 2020 Apr 3. [Epub]
  1. Tugal-Tutkun I, Onal S, Stanford M, Akman M, Twisk JWR, Boers M, Oray M, Özdal PÇ, Kadayifcilar S, Amer R, Rathinam SR, Vedhanayaki R, Khairallah M, Akova Y, Yalcindag FN, Kardes E, Basarir B, Altan Ç, Özyazgan Y, Gül A. The Algorithm forthe Diagnosis of Behçet Disease Uveitis in Adults. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2020 Apr 14: 1-10. [Epub]
  1. Agrawal R, Testi I, Mahajan S, Yuen YS, Agarwal A, Rousselot A, Raje D, Gunasekeran DV, Kon OM, Barisani-Asenbauer T, Kempen JH, Gupta A, Jabs DA, Smith  JR, Bodaghi B, Zierhut M, DeSmet M, Cluskey PM, Agarwal M, Agarwal M, Aggarwal K, Agrawal M, Al-Dhibi H, Androudi S, Asyari F, Balasundaram MB, Murthy KB, Baglivo E, Banker A, Bansal R, Basu S, Behera D, Biswas J, Carreño E, Caspers L, Chee SP, Chhabra R, Cimino L, Del Rio LEC, Cunningham ET, Curi ALL, Das D, Denisova E, Denniston AK, Errera MH, Fonollosa A, George A, Goldstein DA, Crosier YG, Gurbaxani A, Invernizzi A, Isa HM, Md Islam S, Jones N, Katoch D, Khairallah M, Khosla A, Kramer M, Kumar A, Kumar A, Nora RD, Lee R, Lowder C, Luthra S, Mahendradas P, Makhoul D, Mazumdar S, Mehta S, Miserocchi E, Mochizuki M, Mohamed OS, Muccioli C, Munk MR, Murthy S, Narain S, Nascimento H, Neri P, Nguyen M, Okada AA, Ozdal P, Palestine A, Pichi F, Rathinam SR, Schlaen A, Sehgal S, Sen HN, Sharma A, Sharma K, Shoughy SS, Singh N, Singh R, Soheilian M, Sridharan S, Thorne JE, Tappeiner C, Teoh S, Tognon MS, Tugal-Tutkun I, Tyagi M, Uy H, Santos DVV, Valentincic NV, Westcott M, Yanai R, Alvarez BY, Zahedur R, Nguyen QD, Pavesio C, Gupta V. The Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS) Consensus  (CON) Group Meeting Proceedings. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2020 Apr 6:1-11. [Epub]
  1. Agrawal R, Testi I, Mahajan S, Yuen YS, Agarwal A, Kon OM, Barisani-Asenbauer T, Kempen JH, Gupta A, Jabs DA, Smith JR, Nguyen QD, Pavesio C, Gupta V; Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study Consensus Group: Agarwal M, Agarwal M, Aggarwal A, Aggarwal K, Agrawal M, Al-Dhibi H, Androudi S, Asyari F, Balasundaram MB, Murthy KB, Baglivo E, Banker A, Bansal R, Basu S, Behera D, Biswas J, Bodaghi B, Carreño E, Caspers L, Chee SP, Chhabra R, Cimino L, Concha Del Rio LE, Cunningham ET, Land Curi AL, Das D, Davis J, DeSmet M, Denisova E, Denniston AK, Errera MH, Fonollosa A, George A, Goldstein DA, Crosier YG, Gunasekeran DV, Gurbaxani A, Invernizzi A, Isa HM, Islam SM, Jones N, Katoch D, Khairallah M, Khosla A, Kramer M, Kumar A, Kumar A, La Distia Nora R, Lee R, Lowder C, Luthra S, Mahendradas P, Makhoul D, Mazumdar S, McCluskey P, Mehta S, Miserocchi E, Mochizuki M, Mohamed OS, Muccioli C, Munk MR, Murthy S, Narain S, Nascimento H, Neri P, Nguyen M, Okada AA, Ozdal P, Palestine A, Pichi F, Raje D, Rathinam SR, Rousselot A, Schlaen A, Sehgal S, Sen HN, Sharma A, Sharma K, Shoughy SS, Singh N, Singh R, Soheilian M, Sridharan S, Thorne JE, Tappeiner C, Teoh S, Tognon MS, Tugal-Tutkun I, Tyagi M, Uy H, Vasconcelos Santos DV, Valentincic NV, Westcott M, Yanai R, Alvarez BY, Zahedur R, Zierhut M.Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study Consensus Guidelines on the Management of Tubercular Uveitis-Report 1: Guidelines for Initiating Antitubercular Therapy in Tubercular  Choroiditis.Ophthalmology.2020 Jan 11. [Epub]
  1. Parida H, Kannan NB, Rathinam SR. Imaging of Muller cell sheen dystrophy. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020;68:533-535.
  1. Rathinam S, Thundikandy R, Balagiri K. Knowledge, Attitude, and PracticeTowards Leptospirosis among Undergraduate and Postgraduate Medical Students in India. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2020 Feb 14:1-6. [Epub]
  1. Rathinam S, Vedhanayaki R, Balagiri K. A Cross-Sectional Assessment of Knowledge, Attitude, and Practice Toward Leptospirosis among Rural and Urban Population of a South Indian District. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2019 Dec 9:1-12. [Epub]
  1. Anjana S, Rekha S, Rathinam SR. Metastatic carcinoma masquerading as lens matter. Indian J Ophthalmol 2019;67:2046-2047.
  1. Rathinam SR, Irene D, Dharmalingam K, Jeya Maheshwari J. Molecular Mimicry between Betaine Aldehyde Dehydrogenase of Leptospira and Retinal Dehydrogenase 1 of Human Lens: A Potential Trigger for Cataract Formation in Leptospiral Uveitis Patients.Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2019 Nov;1–8. [Epub]
  1. Rathinam SR,  Gonzales J, Radhika T, Anuradha K, Bala Murugan S, Vedhanayaki R,  Lim L, Suhler EB, Al-Dhibi HA, Doan T, Keenan JD, Rao MM, Ebert CD, Nguyen HH, Kim E, Porco TC, Acharya NR; for the FAST Research Group. Effect of Corticosteroid-Sparing Treatment with Mycophenolate Mofetil vs Methotrexate on Inflammation in Patients with Uveitis: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA.2019;322:936-945.
  1. Kumar JS, Rathinam S, Karothia D, Parida M. Cloning, expression & evaluation of potential immunogenic recombinant capsid premembrane protein of West Nile virus. Indian J Med Res. 2019;149:656-661.
  1. Rathinam SR, Vedhanayagi, Balagiri S, Priya S. A cross sec­tional assessment of knowledge, atti­tude and practice towards Leptospiro­sis among rural and urban population of a South Indian District. Biomed J Sci & Tech Res. 2019;16:1-14.
  1. Nithya V, Rathinam SR, Siva Ganesa Karthikeyan R, Lalitha Prajna. A ten year study of prevalence, antimicrobial susceptibility pattern, and genotypic characterization of Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus causing ocular infections in a tertiary eye care hospital in South India. Infect Genet Evol. 2019;69:203–210.
  1. Cunningham ET Jr, Khairallah M, Rathinam SR, Belfort R Jr, Zierhut M. Mosquito-Borne Uveitis.Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2018;26:651-653.
  1. Kumar JS, Saxena D, Parida M, Rathinam SR. Evaluation of real-time reverse-transcription loop-mediated isothermal amplification assay for clinical diagnosis of West Nile virus in patients. Indian J Med Res. 2018 Mar;147:293-298.
  1. Rathinam SR, Vijayakumar, B, Gowri Priya, C, Visalakshi, J. Leptospiral Uveitis: usefulness of clinical signs as diagnostic predictors. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2018;26:569-576.
  1. Bhagya S, Lalitha, Prajna, Arya LM, Rathinam SR.Polymerase Chian Reaction and its Correlation with Clinical Featuresand Treatment Response in Tubercular Uveitis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm.2018;26:845-852.
  1. Rathinam SR.Tubercular Uveitis and Scleritis. Focal Points.2017:1-15.
  2. Niemeyer KM, Gonzales, J A, Rathinam SR, Manohar Babu, B, Radhika, T, Anuradha, K, Porco, T C, Browne, E N, Rao, M M, Acharya,N R.Quality of Life Outcomes from a Randomized Clinical TrialComparing Antimetabolites for Intermediate, Posterior, and Panuveitis.Am. J. Ophthalmol.2017;179:10-17.
  1. Browne EN,Rathinam SR, Anuradha, K, Radhika, T, ManoharBabu, B, Lietman, T M, Acharya, N R.A Bayesian Analysis of aRandomized Clinical Trial Comparing Antimetabolite Therapies forNon-Infectious Uveitis. Ophthalmic Epidemiol.2017;24:63-70.
  1. Nguyen, Q D Merrill, P T, Clark, W L, Banker, A S, Fardeau, C, Franco, P, LeHoang, P, Ohno, S, Rathinam SR, Thurau, S, Abraham, A, Wilson, L, Yang, Y, Shams, N, Sirolimus Study AssessingDouble-Masked Uveitis Treatment.Intravitreal Sirolimus forNoninfectious Uveitis: A Phase III Sirolimus Study AssessingDouble-Masked Uveitis Treatment (SAKURA). Ophthalmology.2016;123:2413-2423.
  1. Shen E,Rathinam SR, Manohar Babu, B, Anuradha, K, Radhika,T, Lee, S M, Browne, E N, Porco, T C, Acharya, N R.Outcomes ofVogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease: a subanalysis from a randomizedclinical trial of antimetabolite therapies. Am. J. Ophthalmol.2016;168:279-286.
  2. Arya LM,Rathinam SR, Lalitha, Prajna, Usha, Kim R,Sudeep, Ghatani, Tandon, Veena.Trematode Fluke Procerovum Varium ascause of Ocular Inflammation in Children, South India. Emerg InfectDis.2016;22:192-200.
  1. Rathinam SR, Rao NA.Anterior Segment Ischemia in ViperBite. Ocul Immunol Inflamm.2016;24:49-54.
  1. Lou SM, Montgomery, P A, Larkin, K L, Winthrop, K, Zierhut, M, Rosenbaum, J T, Rathinam SR, Uveitis Specialists StudyGroup.Diagnosis and Treatment for Ocular Tuberculosis among UveitisSpecialists: the international perspectie. Ocul Immunol Inflamm.2015;23:32-39.
  1. Cunningham, Emmett T,Rathinam SR, Albini, T A, Chee, S-P, Zierhut, M.Tuberculous Uveitis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm.2015;23:2-6.
  1. Cunningham Jr., Emmett T,Rathinam SR, Tugal-Tutkun, I, Muccioli, C, Zierhut, M.Vogt Koyanagi-Harada Disease. Ocul ImmunolInflamm. 2014;22:249-252
  2. Rathinam SR Manohar Babu, B, Radhika, T, Kanakath, A, Nardone, N, Esterberg, E, Lee, S M, Enanoria, W T, Porco, T C, Browne, E N, Weinrib, R, Acharya, N R.A Randomized Clinical TrialComparing Methotrexate and Mycophenolate Mofetil for NoninfectiousUveitis. Ophthalmology.2014;121:1863-70.
  1. Hornbeak DM, Payal, A, Pistilli, M, Biswas, J, Ganesh, S K, Gupta,V, Rathinam SR, Davis, J L, Kempen, J H.InterobserverAgreement in Clinical Grading of Vitreous Haze using AlternativeGrading Scales. Ophthalmology.2014;121:1643-1648.
  1. Umesh CB,Rathinam SR, Lalitha, Prajna, NirajAgrawal, Renu, P Rajan.Epiretinal Deposits Post Cataract Extraction. Ret Case Brief Rep.2013;7:359-361.
  1. Saxena D, Kumar, J S, Parida, M, Rathinam SR, Patro, I K.Development and Evaluation of NS1 Specific Monoclonal Antibody BasedAntigen Capture ELISA and its Implications in Clinical Diagnosis ofWest Nile Virus Infection. J Clin Virol.2013;58:528-534.
  1. Rathinam SR, Lalitha, Prajna, Arya LM, PraveenMuraly, Shukla, Jyoti, Saxena, Divyasha, Parida, Manmohan.MolecularDiagnosis and Ocular Imaging of West Nile Virus Retinitis andNeuroretinitis. Ophthalmology.2013;120:1820-1826.
  1. Kamath YS, Rathinam SR, Ankush Kawali.OcularToxoplasmis Associated with Scleritis. Indian J Ophthalmol.2013;61:295-297.
  2. Rathinam SR, Manohar Babu, B.Algorithmic Approach in theDiagnosis of Uveitis. Indian J Ophthalmol.2013;61:255-262.
  1. Arun Kannan ,Gowri Priya, C, Lalitha, Prajna, Rathinam SR.Efficiency of Two Commercial Kits in Serodiagnosis of LeptospiralUveitis. Indian J Med Microbiol.2012;30:418-422.
  1. Rathinam SR, Arya LM, Usha, Kim R, Lalitha, Prajna,Veena Tandon.Novel Etiological Agent: molecular evidence fortrematode-induced anterior uveitis in children. Arch Ophthal.2012;130:1481-1483.
  1. Subha S, Rathinam SR, Gowri Priya, C, ManjulaSritharan.Serological Diagnosis of Leptospiral Uveitis by HbpA-IgGELISA. J Med Microbiol. 2012;61:1681-7.
  1. Davis EJ,Rathinam SR, Okada, A A, Tow, S L, Petrushkin,H, Graham, E M, Chee, S P, Guex-Crosier, Y, Jakob, E, Tugal-Tutkun,I, Cunningham, Emmett Jr., Leavitt, J A, Mansour, A M, Winthrop, K L,Hills, W L, Smith, J R.Clinical Spectrum of Tuberculous OpticNeuropathy. J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect.2012;2:183-9.
  1. Batmanabane V, Rathinam SR.Steroids in LeptospiralUveitis: does the route of administration matter. J PharmacolPharmacother.2012;3:58-60.
  1. VaishnaviB, Gowri Priya, C and Rathinam SR.Spectrum ofLeptospira Species Identified in Patients with Leptospiral Uveitis inan Ophthalmological Institute in South India. Indian J Med Microbiol.2011;29:444-445.
  1. Shukla J, Saxena, D, Rathinam SR, Lalitha, Prajna, Joseph,C R, Sharma, S, Soni, M, Rao, P V, Parida, M.Molecular Detection andCharacterization of West Nile Virus Associated with MultifocalRetinitis in Patients from Southern India. Int J Infect Dis.2012;16:e53-9.
  1. Rathinam SR, Radha Annamala, Biswas, Jyotirmay.Intraocular Parasitic Infections. Ocul Immunol Inflamm.2011;19:327-336.
  1. Wender JD,Rathinam SR, Shaw, Richard E, Cunningham,Jr., Emmett T.Intraocular Cysticercosis: case series andcomprehensive review of the literature. Ocul Immunol Inflamm.2011;19:240-245.
  1. Mohideen Abdul Kader, Ramakrishnan, R, Chandrashekaran, Rathinam SR. Granulomatous Anterior Uveitis and FollicularConjunctivitis Due to Brimonidine Tartrate. Asian J Ophthalmol.2010;11:50-52.
  1. Rathinam SR, Cunningham Jr., Emmett T.Spontaneous Hyphaemaand Acute Ocular Hypertension Associated with Severe Lens-InducedUveitis. Eye.2010;24:1822-1824.
  1. Rathinam SR, Krishnadas, R, Ramakrishnan, R, Thulasiraj, RD, Tielsch, J M, Katz, J, Robin, A L, Kempen, J H, AravindComprehensive Eye Survey Research Group.Population-Based Prevalenceof Uveitis in Southern India. Br J Ophthalmol.2011;95:463-7.
  1. Rathinam SR, Ashok, KA.Ocular Manifestations of SystemicDisease: ocular parasitosis. Curr Opin Ophthalmol.2010;21:478-484.
  1. Rathinam SR, Cunningham Jr., Emmett T.Vitiligo Iridis inPatients with a History of Smallpox Infection. Eye.2010;24:1621-1631.
  1. Martin TD, Rathinam SR, Cunningham Jr., Emmett T.Prevalence, Clinical Characteristics, and caouses of Vision Loss inChildren with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease in South India. Retina.2010;30:1113-1121.
  1. Tiercy J-M,Rathinam SR, Gex-Fabry, Marianne,Baglivo, Edoardo.A Shared HLA-DRB1 Epitope in the DR Beta FirstDomain is Associated with Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome in IndianPatients. Mol. Vis.2010;16:353-358.
  1. Cunningham Jr., Emmett T, London NJS, Rathinam SR.Uveitis: a global view. Expert Rev. Ophthalmol.2010;5:113-114.
  1. Rathinam SR.Treating Uveitis in the Developing WorldSetting. Int Ophthalmol Clin.2010;50:219-228.
  1. London NJS. Shukla, Dhananjay, Heiden, David, Rathinam SR, Arevalo, J Fernando, Cunningham Jr., Emmett T.HIV, AIDSin the Developing World. Int Ophthalmol Clin.2010;50:201-218.
  1. Shukla Dhananjay, Rathinam SR, Cunningham Jr., EmmettT.Leptospiral Uveitis in the Developing World. Int Ophthalmol Clin.2010;50:113-124.
  1. Rathinam SR.Leprosy Uveitis in the Developing World. IntOphthalmol Clin.2010;50:99-111.
  1. London NJ S, Rathinam SR, Cunningham Jr.,Emmett T.The Epidemiology of Uveitis in Developing Countries. IntOphthalmol Clin.2010;50:1-17.
  1. Manohar Babu B, Rathinam SR.Intermediate Uveitis. IndianJ Ophthalmol.2010;58:21-27.
  1. Jayakumar D, Kavitha, Sivakumar, Rathinam SR, Vasanthi, Gnanam.Geomapping of Trematode-Induced GranulomatousAnterior Uveitis – a Newly Identified cause of Blindness amongChildren in the Pudukkottai District of the Tamil Nadu State, India. Geospatial Health.2009;4:55-63.
  1. Khairallah M, Chee, S P, Rathinam SR, Attia, S, VenuNadella.Novel Infectious Agents causing Uveitis. Int Ophthalmol. 2010;30:465-83.
  1. Roe RH,Rathinam SR, Wong, R W, McDonald, H R, Jumper, JM, Cunningham J., E T.Delayed Fellow Eye Involvement in Patients withVogt-Koyanagi-Harada Disease. Br J Ophthalmol.2009;93:701-702.
  1. Kempen JH, Ganesh, Sudha K, Sangwan, Virender S, RathinamSR. Interobserver Agreement in Grading Activity and Site ofInflammation in Eyes of Patients with Uveitis. Am. J. Ophthalmol.2008;146:813-818.
  1. Gowri Priya C, Rathinam SR, Muthukkaruppan, V R.Evidences for Endotoxin as a Causative Factor for Leptospiral Uveitisin Human. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sc.2008;49:5419-24.
  1. Ashutosh Verma,Rathinam SR, Gowri Priya, C, Muthukkaruppan,V R, Stevenson, Brian, Timoney, John F T.LruA and LruB Antibodies inSera of Humans with Leptospiral Uveitis. Clin Vaccine Immunol.2008;15:1017-1023.
  1. Rathinam SR, Hadi, M Khazaei.Histopathological Study ofOcular Erythema Nodosum Leprosum and Post-Therapeutic Scleral Perforation: a case Report. Indian J Ophthalmol.2008;56:417-419.
  1. Arvind V, Rathinam SR.A Pre- And Post-TreatmentEvaluation Of Vision-Related Quality Of Life In Uveitis . Indian JOphthalmol.2008;56:307-312.
  1. Gowri Priya C, Hoogendijk, K T, Berg, M V D, Rathinam SR, Ahmed, A, Muthukkaruppan, V R, Hartskeeri, R A.Field Rats form amajor infection Source of Leptospirosis in and around Madurai. India.J Postgrad Med.2007;53:236-240.
  1. CarolynTB, Talbot, Elizabeth A, Rathinam SR, Stevens, Rosaling, Zegans, Micheal E.Diagnosis of OcularTuberculosis: a role for New Testing Modalites?. Int Ophthalmol Clin.2007;47:45-62.
  1. Shukla Dhananjay, Rathinam SR, Cunningham, Emmett T.Contribution of HIV/AIDS to Global Blindness. Int Ophthalmol Clin.2007;2007:27-43.
  1. Lalitha Prajna,Rathinam SR, Banushree, R, Mahesh Kumar, Vijayakumar, R, Sathe, P.Ocular Involvement Associated with anEpidemic Outbreak of Chikungunya Virus Infection. Am. J. Ophthalmol.2007;144:552-556.
  1. Rathinam SR, Lalitha, Prajna.Paradoxical Worsening ofOcular Tuberculosis in HIV Patients after Antiretroviral Therapy. Eye.2007;21:667-668.
  1. Rathinam SR, Namperumalsamy, P.Global Variations andPattern Changes to Epidemiology of Uveitis. Indian J Ophthalmol.2007;55:173-184.
  1. Rathinam SR, Lalitha, Prajna.Hypopyon in Leprosy Uveitis. J Postgrad Med.2007;53:46-47.
  1. Rathinam SR, Rao, Narsing A.Sympathetic Ophthalmiafollowing Postoperative Bacterial Endophthalmitis: aclinicopathologic study. Am. J. Ophthalmol.2006;141:498-507.
  1. Rathinam SR.Customized LogMAR Charts for MassVision-Screening. J Postgrad Med.2005;51:115.
  1. Rathinam SR.Ocular Manifestations of Leptospirosis. JPostgrad Med.2005;51:189-194.
  1. Lalitha Prajna, Rathinam SR and Srinivasan, M.OcularInfections Due to Non-Tuberculous Mycobacteria. Indian J MedMicrobiol.2004;22:231-237
  1. Rathinam SR, Rao, N A.Tuberculous Intraocular InfectionPresenting with Pigmented Hypopyon: a clinicopathological case report.Br J Ophthalmol.2004;88:721-722.
  1. Gowri Priya C, Bhavani, K, Rathinam SR, Muthukkaruppan, V R.Identification and Evaluation of LPS Antigen for Serodiagnosis ofUveitis Associated with Leptospirosis.J Med Microbiol.2003;52:667-73.
  1. Rathinam SR.Ocular Leptospirosis. Curr Opin Ophthalmol.2002;13:381-386.
  1. Rathinam SR, Lalitha, Prajna, Minu, M Mathen, Prajna, NVenkatesh, Srinivasan, M.Endogenous Nocardial Scleral Abscess: a casereport. Asia Pacific J.2002;14:32-34.
  1. Rathinam SR, Usha, Kim R and Rao, Narsing A.Presumed Trematode-induced Granulomatous Anterior Uveitis: a newly recognized cause of intraocular inflammation in children from South India. Am.J. Ophthalmol.2002;133:773-779.
  1. Rathinam SR.Ocular Complications of Leptospirosis. EyeCare.2001;:29-32.
  1. Rathinam SR, Fritche, Thomas R, Srinivasan, M, Vijayalakshmi, P, Read, Russel W, Gautom, Romesh, Namperumalsamy, P, Rao, Narsing A.An Outbreak of Trematode-induced Granulomas of theConjunctiva. Ophthalmology.2001;108:1223-1229.
  1. Cunningham, Emmett T, Rathinam SR.TB or not TB: theperennial question. Br J Ophthalmol.2001;85:127-128.
  1. Rathinam SR, Namperumalsamy, P, Cunningham Jr., EmmettT.Spontaneous Cataract Absorption in Patients with LeptospiralUveitis. Br J Ophthalmol.2000;84:1135-1141.
  1. Rathinam SR, Cunningham, Emmett T.Infectious Causes ofUveitis in the Developing World. Int Ophthalmol Clin.2000;40:137-152.
  1. Rathinam SR, Namperumalsamy, P.Leptospirosis. OculImmunol Inflamm.1999;7:109-118.
  1. Rathinam SR, Namperumalsamy, P, Nozik, Robert A, CunninghamJr., Emmett T.Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome after Cutaneous Injury. Ophthalmology.1999;106:635-638.
  1. Chu KM,Rathinam SR, Namperumalsamy, P, Dean,Deborah.Identification of Leptospira Species in the Pathogenesis ofUveitis and Determination of Clinical Ocular Characteristics in SouthIndia. J Infect Dis.1998;177:1314-1321.
  1. Rathinam SR, Vijayalakshmi, P, Namperumalsamy, P, Nozik,Robert A, Cunningham Jr., Emmett T.Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome inChildren. Ocul Immunol Inflamm.1998;6:155-161.
  1. Rathinam SR, Namperumalsamy, P, Nozik, Robert A, CunninghamJr., Emmett T.Angle Closure Glaucoma as a Presenting Sign ofVogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome. Br J Ophthalmol.1997;81:608-609.
  1. Rathinam SR, Selvaraj, S, Dean, D, Nozik, R A, Namperumalsamy, P.Uveitis associated with an epidemic outbreak ofleptospirosis. Am. J. Ophthalmol.1997;124:71-79.
  1. Rathinam SR, Ratnam, S, Sureshbabu, L, Natarajaseenivasan, K.Leptospiral Antibodies in Patients with Recurrent OphthalmicInvolvement. Indian J Med Res.1996;103:66-68.

Non-Peer Reviewed Journals

  1. Prakash S, Rathinam S R. A rare case report of peri-papillary choroidal neovascularization in vogt-koyanagi-harada disease. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res. 2020;58:298-301.
  1. Vedhanayaki R, Rathinam SR. Trematode granuloma in children. Journal of Ophthalmology and Related Sciences 2020;4(1):1-5.
  1. Geetha VKP, Rathinam SR. Functional Vision: what else do we needto do. Kerala J Ophthalmol. 2014;26:182-186.
  1. Rathinam SR, Saurabh A.Uveitis and Leptospirosis. Kerala JOphthalmol.2014;26:22-25.
  1. Anand Rajendran, Pushpanjali R, Rathinam SR. Enhanced Depth Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging – A Review. Delhi J Ophthalmol. 2014;24:181-187.
  1. Rathinam SR.Eminent Ophthalmologist’s Journey. TNOA.2014;52:178-182.
  1. Ankush Kawali, Ahuja Ashish, Rathinam SR. Scleritis in TakayasuDisease. TNOA. 2014;55:106-109.
  1. Rathinam SR, Vidyarani M, Vedhanayaki R. Molecular Diagnosticsin Uveitis.TNOA.2013;53:61-65.
  1. Prajakta Muley, Anuradha, Rathinam SR. Steroids – A Double EdgedSword. TNOA. 2013;51:67-72.
  1. Lalitha, Prajna Lalan Kumar Arya; Geetha, Monoharan; Rathinam, Sivakumar R. Microbiology and Molecular Techniques in the Diagnosis in Infectious Diseases of the Eye.TNOA.2012;50:121-127.
  1. Rathinam SR, Kawali Ankush Ashok, Radhika T. Parasitic Infections. TNOA. 2010;48:75-80.
  1. Rathinam SR. Leptospirosis. CHAKSHU. 2008.
  1. Rathinam SR. Chikungunya. CHAKSHU. 2008.
  1. Rathinam SR. Investigations in Uveitis. TNOA. 2008;46:15-19.
  1. Rathinam SR.Subretinal Fibrosis as a Complication of Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome.Karnataka J Ophthalmol.2005;22:29-31.
  1. Rathinam SR. Uveitis. TNOA. 1995;33:1-23.
  1. Anand Rajendran, Rathinam SR. Bilateral Acute Retinal Becrosis withRetinal Detachment – A Case Report. TNOA. 1999;40:57-60.
  1. Gowri Priya C, Rathinam SR, Dharmalingam K, Namperumalsamy P. Anterior Chamber Granuloma in Adult Male – A Case Report. TNOA. 1999;40:49-54.
  1. Rathinam SR. Leptospirosis. TNOA. 1997;36:1-5.

Dr. Rathinam involved in several National and International Research Studies.

  1. Division of Virology, Defense Research and Development Establishment, (DRDE) Gwalior,
    • Molecular diagnosis of West Nile virus infection in Human
  2. Proctor Foundation, San Francisco, USA on:-1997-1998
    • PCR assay of aqueous humor in an epidemic outbreak of leptospirosis in India
  3. Indian Council of Medical Research- 1997-2017
    • Evaluation of PCR and other parameters in diagnosis of tubercular uveitis (1997-98)
    • Value of culture and serology in ophthalmic complication of leptospirosis (2000-2001)
    • Etiology and immunopathogenesis of subconjunctival and anterior chamber granulomatous uveitis in children of South India – Funded by ICMR (2011-2014).
    • Kap Studies On Risk Factors Of Ocular Leptospirosis In South India,(2015-17)
  4. Royal tropical institute Netherland-2001-2002
    • A pilot study to establish the leptospiral etiology of uveitis.
  5. Central university of Hyderabad-
    • Study on nature of leptospiral antigen -2009
  6. International Drug trials 2006-2012 (Principal investigator)
  7. University of Shillong
    • Molecular diagnostics in trematode eye disease in children
  1. 2017 Prof. C.S Bhaskaran Oration Award, LVP Eye institute, Bhuvaneswar My Journey in Uveitis
  2. 2014: P.Siva Reddy International Award – Research on novel infectious uveitis etiologies. All India Ophthalmology Society (AIOS) Awards
  3. Elected to the Fellowship of the National Academy of Medical Sciences.(FAMS)
  4. 2001: R.N.Mathur Award – Outstanding service in the field Medical ophthalmology – work done on Ocular Leptospirosis at “All India Ophthalmological Conference”
  5. 2000 & 2014: Recognised as an International Research Associate by Proctor Foundation, Sanfrancisco
  6. 1997: Recognized as Proctor Associate Fellow by Proctor Foundation, Sanfrancisco.
  7. 1997: Bruce Ostler Award – for her work on Ocular leptospirosis from Proctor Foundation, University of California,Sanfrancisco, USA
  8. Best Scientific poster award – First Indian Report on Epidemic Ocular Leptospirosis
  9. University First Rank in Diploma in Ophthalmology