Our Team - Merle Fernandes
Dr Merle Fernandes, MS
Designation: Director, LVPEI, Visakhapatnam & Consultant, Cornea and Anterior Segment Services
Specialisation: Cornea and Anterior Segment
Location: GMR Varalakshmi Campus, Visakhapatnam
Merle Fernandes completed her basic medical training and a residency program in ophthalmology at Goa Medical College, Goa, followed by a fellowship in cornea and anterior segment at LVPEI in 2001. She has to her credit several publications in international and national peer reviewed journals and has presented papers at conferences in India and abroad. She is a reviewer for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology and Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. Her main interests are in pediatric penetrating keratoplasty, ocular surface disorders and microbial keratitis. She is also interested in making educational videos, one of which (Epkeratoplasty for Keratoglobus with Mechanical Lagophthalmos) received the first prize in the Refractive Surgery category at the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, Washington, USA, 2004.
Dr Fernandes was also conferred the Dr. Surya Prasada Rao Oration Award at the Andhra Pradesh State Ophthalmological Society Conference 2013.