Dr Tarjani Vivek Dave

Dr Tarjani Vivek Dave

Dr Tarjani Vivek Dave


Designation: Consultant Ophthalmologist Specialisation: Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery & Facial Aesthetics, Ophthalmic Ocular Prosthesis Email: tarjani@lvpei.org Location: Kallam Anji Reddy Campus, Hyderabad

Tarjani Dave did her undergraduate degree from the Lokmanya Tilak Municipal Medical College and General Hospital, Sion, Mumbai. She pursued her post-graduation from Shri Ganapati Netralaya, Jalna, followed by specialized training in orbital disease and oculofacial surgery at the L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad. Dr Dave practised in Mumbai for a couple of years before finally joining LVPEI as a full-time consultant. At LVPEI, she also heads the Ocularistry laboratory that has brought in many innovations to India, like the orbital tissue expander for congenital anophthalmia, osseo-integrated exenteration prosthesis, and 3D printed customized implants for management of orbitofacial fractures and migrated orbital implants. She also has a specific interest in the physiology of ptosis, eyelid malpositions and cosmetic oculo-facial surgery.

An accomplished academician, Dr Dave has authored more than 60 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. She is a passionate teacher and lectures widely at the regional, national and international levels on a range of topics related to orbital, facial and socket surgery. Her research interest mirrors her clinical focus and relates to orbital diseases, particularly- thyroid eye disease, orbital vascular malformations and management of orbital fractures and anophthalmia.

She intersects several academic disciplines and maintains collaborative interdisciplinary relationships with reputed scientists on projects relating to imaging, histopathology of peri-implant capsules, big data and artificial intelligence. She is the recipient of the AIOS best poster award 2011 and 2018, the AIOS best paper award in Oculoplasty in 2018 and 2019 and an international best paper award for imaging in thyroid eye disease in the year 2020. In her leisure time, she enjoys gardening, cooking and the company of her kids.

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