Nandini Venkateswaran, MD

Education & Training

Undergraduate: University of Rochester, 2010

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, 2015

Internship: Winthrop University Hospital Mineola, NY, 2016

Residency: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, 2016-2019

Research Interests

  • Clinical research in cornea and external disease
  • Cataract and refractive surgery outcomes

Associated Labs, Publications, & Achievements

Publications:

  • Venkateswaran N, Mercado C, Galor A, Karp CL. Comparison of topical 5-fluorouracil 1% and topical interferon alfa-2b as primary treatment modalities for ocular surface squamous neoplasia. Am J Ophthalmol 2018; 199: 216-222. PMID: 30471241
  • Duerr ERH, Chang A, Venkateswaran N, Goldhardt R, Levitt RC, Gregori NZ, Sarantopoulous CD, Galor A. Resolution of pain with periocular injections in a patient with a 7-year history of chronic ocular pain. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2019; 14:35-38. PMID: 30815622
  • Patel N, Venkateswaran N, Wang Z, Galor A. Ocular involvement in atopic disease: a review. Curr Opin Ophthalmol 2018; 29(6): 576-581. PMID: 30222657
  • Venkateswaran N, Cernichiaro-Espinosa LA, Negron C, Fallas B, Zhou XY, Lara W, Cavuoto KM, Pasol J, Davis JL, Dubovy SR and Berrocal AM. Subretinal cysticercosis extraction with bimanual 3D heads-up assisted pars plana vitrectomy: clinicopathological correlation and surgical technique. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging Retina 2018; 49(9): 708-711. PMID: 30222806
  • Venincasa M, Venkateswaran N, Sridhar J. Surgical management of proliferative diabetic retinopathy – considerations and treatment approaches. Retinal Physician August 2018. (article in issue selected for peer review).
  • Venkateswaran N, Galor A, Karp CL. Optical coherence tomography for ocular surface and corneal diseases: a review. Eye Vis (Lond) 2018; June 12; 5:13. PMID: 29942817
  • Venkateswaran N, Galor A. Rosette-Shaped Cataract Due to Lightning Injury. JAMA Ophthalmol 2018; 136(1):e175719. PMID: 29327049.
  • Tran AQ, Hoppener C, Venkateswaran N et al. Complications of cosmetic eye whitening. Cutis 2017; 100(3): E24-E26. PMID:29121140
  • Greenberg MB, Venkateswaran N, Tran AQ et al. Vision loss secondary to meningioma in the pregnant patient. J Clin Ophthalmol Eye Disord 2017; 1(1): 1003.
  • Rosenthal KJ, Venkateswaran N. Capsular bag stabilization during lens extraction and intraocular lens implantation in cases of Marfan syndrome with ectopia lentis using ultra-high-viscosity ophthalmic viscosurgical devices. J Cataract Refract Surg 2016; 42(10): 1397-1401. PMID 27839592
  • Venkateswaran N, Wozniak R, Hindman HB. Ochrobactrum anthropi keratitis with focal Descemet’s membrane detachment and intracorneal hypopyon. Case Rep Ophthalmol Med 2016; 2016: 4502105. Epub 2016 Sep 29. PMID: 27777806
  • Venkateswaran N, Gillespie SM, Ramchandran RS, Hindman HB. Assessing educational needs in geriatric care in ophthalmology: a single academic institution study. J Clin Acad Ophthalmol 2016; 08(01): e30-e38.
  • Venkateswaran N, Ching ST, Fischer W, Lee F, Yeaney GA, Hindman HB. The diagnostic and therapeutic challenges of posttraumatic iris implantation cysts: illustrative case presentations and a review of the literature. Case Rep Ophthalmol Med 2015; 2015:375947. Epub 2015 Aug 12. PMID: 26347837
  • Venkateswaran N, Yeaney G, Chung M, Hindman HB. Recurrent nontuberculous mycobacterial endophthalmitis: a diagnostic conundrum. Clin Ophthalmol 2014; 8: 837-842. PMID: 24833891
  • Venkateswaran N, Kalsow CM, Hindman HB. Phlyctenular keratoconjunctivitis associated with Dolosigranulum pigrum. Ocular Immunol Inflamm 2014; 22(3): 242-245. PMID: 24131340
  • Rosenthal KJ, Venkateswaran N. Clinical and ultrasound biomicroscopic findings in a patient with anterior vaulting of a customized, flexible artificial iris. J Refract Surg 2013; 29(10): 663-664. PMID: 24094308
  • Rosenthal KJ, Venkateswaran N. Transillumination defects following in-the-bag single-piece intraocular lens implantation and trabeculectomy with mini-shunt. J Cataract Refract Surg 2013; 39(1): 139-141. PMID: 23149100
  • Venkateswaran N, Yeaney GA, Hindman HB. Epithelial downgrowth: an atypical clinicopathological case report. Arch Ophthalmol 2012; 130(12): 1613-1615. PMID: 23229709

Awards & Achievements:

  • Best Paper of Session; Ocular Surface Disease – Dry Eye Treatments; American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS); San Diego, CA; Project: Onabotulinum toxin A improves photophobia and sensations of dryness independent of ocular surface parameters in patients with neuropathic-like dry eye without a history of migraine (First author and presenter) 2019
  • Winner of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) Foundation Resident Excellence Award (selected as 1 of 11 ophthalmology residents in the country in recognition of exceptional research, patient care, leadership and education) 2019
  • Best Paper; International Society of Ocular Oncology (ISOO); Los Angeles, CA; Project: A comparison of topical 5-fluorouracil 1% and topical interferon alfa-2b as primary treatment modalities for ocular surface squamous neoplasia (Second author) 2019
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Advocacy Ambassador for the 2019 Mid Year Forum sponsored by the Florida Society of Ophthalmology o 2019; University of Miami Committee of Residents and Interns Women in Medicine Award for Outstanding Efforts in Research (awarded to one outstanding female resident who has made outstanding efforts in research) 2019
  • Selected to present at the Association of University Professors of Ophthalmology (AUPO) Resident and Fellow Research Forum (awarded to only 4 US Ophthalmology residents/fellows) in January 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, FL Project: The Use of High-Resolution Anterior Segment OCT to Diagnose and Differentiate Between Conjunctival Lymphoma, Conjunctival Amyloidosis and Benign Lymphoid Hyperplasia (First author and presenter) 2018
  • Selected to attend The Heed Foundation Residents Retreat in October 2018 in Chicago, IL (awarded to only 45 US Ophthalmology residents who show promise for a career in academic ophthalmology) 2018
  • Top 10 Poster Presentation; Millennial Eye LiveMeeting; Austin, TX; Project: Treatment of clinically occult ocular surface squamous neoplasia using high resolution anterior segment optical coherence tomography (Second author) 2018
  • Best Paper of Session Ocular Surface/Pterygium/AMT; American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS); Washington, DC; Project: High-Resolution Anterior Segment OCT to Diagnose and Differentiate Between Benign Lymphoid Hyperplasia, Conjunctival Lymphoma and Conjunctival Amyloidosis (First author and presenter)  2018
  • First Place Paper of Young Eye Surgeons (YES) Residents/Fellows Best Paper and Poster Session; American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS); Washington, DC; Project: High-Resolution Anterior Segment OCT to Diagnose and Differentiate Between Benign Lymphoid Hyperplasia, Conjunctival Lymphoma and Conjunctival Amyloidosis (First author and presenter) 2017
  •  Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Microsuturing Champion; Miami, FL; Awarded to one first-year resident for exemplary corneal suturing technique o 2017; Cosmetic Surgery Forum Grant   Recipient; Las Vegas, NV; Selected to attend the Cosmetic Surgery Forum