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Dr. Akshay Nair

Consultant Ocular Oncology and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

Dr Akshay G Nair, MBBS, DNB, Fellow LVPEI is a trained Oculoplastic Surgeon specialising in treatment of the eyelid, the bony socket, the tear ducts, structures behind the eye and cancers of the eye. Dr. Akshay Nair was trained at the best eye hospitals in the country - Sankara Nethralaya Chennai and L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad. He has completed a clinical fellowship in ophthalmic plastic surgery and ocular oncology from LVPEI and additionally he underwent fellowship training through the International Council of Ophthalmology at the New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, NY, USA. The conditions that Dr. Akshay Nair commonly treats included ptosis (droopy eyes), conjunctival tumours (OSSN), retinoblastoma, eyelid bags (blepharoplasty), blocked tear ducts (Nasolacrimal obstruction). The most common surgeries that Dr. Nair performs are ptosis correction, entropion surgery, ectropion surgery, dacryocystorhinostomy (DCR), blepharoplasty, Botox, enucleation and evisceration. Dr Nair has over 70 indexed peer-reviewed publications, 14 text-book chapters and 25 invited talks globally to his credit.



15 Years


Research Papers Published


a. Peer-reviewed:

1. Dr. Akshay Nair, Mukherjee B, Mehta RA, Biswas J, Subramaniam K. Unilateral Primary Cutaneous Amyloidosis of the upper eyelid masquerading as a Chalazion. Can J Oph. In Press.

2. Dr. Akshay Nair, Gopinathan I. Micturation and painless lacrimation. Int J Urology. In Press.

3. Dr. Akshay Nair, Vittal S, Noronha VO, Gandhi RA. Cataract Surgery in Carotid-Cavernous

Fistula. Indian J Ophthalmol. In Press.

4. Dr. Akshay Nair, Chhablani-Patil PA, Venkatramani DV, Gandhi RA. Ocular Myasthenia Gravis.Indian J Ophthalmol. In Press.

5. Gandhi RA, Dr. Akshay Nair. Neuro-ophthalmology in India: Editorial. Indian J Ophthalmol. In Press.

6. Dr. Akshay Nair, Ambika S, Noronha VO, Gandhi RA. The diagnostic yield of neuroimaging in sixth nerve palsy - SNAPS (Sankara Nethralaya Abducens Palsy Study): Report 1. Indian J Ophthalmol. In Press.

7. Dr. Akshay Nair, Pathak RS, Iyer VR, Gandhi RA. Optic Nerve Glioma - An Update. Int.

Ophthalmol. 2014 Apr 16. [Epub ahead of print].

8. Naik MN, Batra J, Dr. Akshay Nair, Ali MJ, Kaliki S, Mishra DK. Foam Sclerotherapy in Periocular Dermoid Cysts. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014;30(3):267-70.

9. Mulay K, Dr. Akshay Nair, Honavar SG. Occult Oncocytoma of the lacrimal sac. Saudi J

Ophthal. 2014 Jan;28(1):76-8.

10. Dr. Akshay Nair, Kaliki S, Ali MJ, Naik MN, Vemuganti GK. Intraocular malignant melanoma of the choroid presenting as orbital cellulitis. Int Ophthalmol. 2013 Aug 6. [Epub ahead of print].

11. Kaustubh M, Dr. Akshay Nair, Aggarwal E, White VA, Honavar SG. Orbital signet-ring cell

lymphoma of diffuse, large, B-cell type. Can J Ophthalmol. 2013 Dec;48(6):e156-8.

12. Jaichandran VV, Dr. Akshay Nair, Pratheeba Devi N, Gandhi RA. Brainstem anesthesia presenting as contralateral third nerve palsy following peribulbar anesthesia for cataract surgery. Acta Anaesthesiologica Taiwanica. 2013 Sep;51(3):135-6.

13. Meenakshi S, Thirumalai SM, Dr. Akshay Nair. Unilateral myelinated nerve fibers associated with ipsilateral myopia and amblyopia in a 13 year old. J Paed Ophthalmol Strab. 2012 Nov 1;49(6):384.

14. Mukherjee B, Dr. Akshay Nair. Principles and practice of external digital photography in

ophthalmology. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2012 Mar-Apr;60(2):119-25.

15. Dr. Akshay Nair, Biswas J, Bhende MP. A case of bilateral Chikungunya neuroretinitis. J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2012 Mar;2(1):39-40.

16. Dr. Akshay Nair, Nair AG, Biswas J, George RJ, Gandhi RA. Aripiprazole induced transient

myopia: A case report and review of literature. Cutan Ocul Toxicol. 2012 Mar;31(1):74-6.

17. Dr. Akshay Nair. Marmor MF. A Resident’s Lament. Surv Ophthalmol. 2011 Sep- Oct;56(5):472.

18. Dr. Akshay Nair, Bassi SR, Noronha VO, Suresh Bapu K, M Krishnaprasad. What comes down must go up. Chiamal Prolapse: A Field Report. Neuro- Ophthalmology. Aug 2011; 35(4):214-218.

19. Al-Arfaj K, Jain V, Hantera M, El-Deeb MW, Al-Rushod A, Dr. Akshay Nair, Pineda R.

Phototherapeutic Keratectomy Outcomes in Superficial Corneal Opacities. Ophthalmology and Eye Diseases. 2011 Mar 16;3:1-6.

20. Gandhi RA, Dr. Akshay Nair. Role of imaging in the management of neuro-ophthalmic disorders. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2011 Mar-Apr;59(2):111-6.

21. Shome D, Dr. Akshay Nair, Kapoor R, Jain V. Botulinum toxin A: is it really that fragile a molecule? Dermatol Surg. 2010 Dec;36 Suppl 4:2106-10.

22. Jain V, Mhatre K, Dr. Akshay Nair, Shome D, Natarajan S. Aspergillus keratitis in vernal shield ulcer- a case report and review. Int Ophthalmol. 2010 Dec;30(6):641-4.

23. Dr. Akshay Nair, Fudnawala V, Arjundas D, Noronha VO, Malathi J, Therese L, Gandhi RA.

Isolated Unilateral Infiltrative Cryptococcal Optic Neuropathy in an Immunocompetent

individual. Neuro-Ophthalmology Aug 2010; 34(4):314-318.

24. Jain V, Dr. Akshay Nair, Jain-Mhatre K, Shome D. Pellucid marginal corneal disease in a case of atopic keratoconjunctivitis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2010 Jun;18(3):187- 9.


b. Non Peer-reviewed:

1. Biswas J, Dr. Akshay Nair Uveitis – Diagnostic Problems. APOS News & Views, Issue 5, 2011: 8-11.

2. Biswas J, Dr. Akshay Nair Therapeutic Challenges. APOS News & Views, Issue 5, 2011: 12-14.

3. Dr. Akshay Nair Gandhi RA. Steroids in Non-arteritic Ischaemic Optic Neuropathy. Journal of Tamil Nadu Ophthalmic Association. Vol 49, Issue 1. Mar 2011; 36-39

4. Dr. Akshay Nair Book Review: Uveitis: Text and Imaging, Gupta et al. Journal of Tamil Nadu

Ophthalmic Association. Vol 48, Issue 4. Dec 2010; 127.

5. Dr. Akshay Nair Book Review: Neuro-Ophthalmology: Diagnosis and Management, Liu et al.

Journal of Tamil Nadu Ophthalmic Association. Vol 49, Issue 1. Mar 2011; ___117.

6. Dr. Akshay Nair Gandhi RA. Major Review: Traumatic Optic Neuropathy. Kerala ___Journal of Ophthalmology. Vol. XXII, No.3, Sept. 2010. 240-242.

7. Dr. Akshay Nair Perspective: Ophthalmic Viscosurgical Devices. Insight : Scientific Journal of Medical & Vision Research Foundations 2010; XXVIII: 27–30.

8. Dr. Akshay Nair Total Parenteral Nutrition, Journal of ACPM Research Society, Vol. 2, March 2007, 99-109.


Chapters in books:

1. Dr. Akshay Nair Gandhi RA. Tumours of the Optic Nerve. In Editors: Khurana AK, Gandhi RA, Khurana AK, Venkatramani DV, Khurana B. Modern Systems of Ophthalmology: Neuro- Ophthalmology. CBS Publishing, 2014, New Delhi, 2014. ISBN 978-81-2392-446-5.

2. Dr. Akshay Nair Gandhi RA. Ocular Myasthenia Gravis. In Editors: Khurana AK, Gandhi RA,

Khurana AK, Venkatramani DV, Khurana B. Modern Systems of Ophthalmology: Neuro-

Ophthalmology. CBS Publishing, 2014, New Delhi, 2014. ISBN 978-81-2392-446-5.

3. Dr. Akshay Nair, Gandhi RA. Traumatic Optic Neuropathy. In Editors Chaudhari Z, Vanathi M, Postgraduate Ophthalmology, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, 2011, New Delhi, 2011: 1666-1670. ISBN 978-93-5025-270-3.

4. Dr. Akshay Nair, Gandhi RA. Ocular Myasthenia Gravis In Editors Chaudhari Z, Vanathi M,

Postgraduate Ophthalmology, Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, 2011, New Delhi, 2011: 1510-21. ISBN 978-93-5025-270-3.

5. Goel S, Burkat C, Dr. Akshay Nair. Evaluation and advances in Ptosis Surgery. In Editors Nema HV, Nema N, Recent Advances in Ophthalmology 10. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, New Delhi, 2010: 295-331. ISBN 928-93-5025-263-5.


Society Memberships:

1. All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS), since 2010

2. Oculoplastic Association of India (OPAI), since 2013

3. American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), since 2014


Referee / Reviewer:

1. Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology, Informa Healthcare

2. International Ophthalmology, Springer Publications

3. Oman Journal of Ophthalmology, Wolters Kluwer Health - Medknow Publications

4. Journal of Ocular Pharmacology and Therapeutics – Mary Ann Liebert Publishers

5. Saudi Journal of Ophthalmology – Elsevier

6. International Journal of Ophthalmology

7. International Journal of Urology


Honours / Awards / Grants:

1. ‘Best Poster Award’ for the poster titled ‘Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma- Clinical Profile, Management and Outcomes of 147 Patients‘ at the Annual Meet of American

Academy of Ophthalmology, New Orleans, USA; November 2013.

2. ‘Best paper award’: S D Athawale Award presented to the best paper read in the

neuro-ophthalmology session at the 69th Conference of the All India

Ophthalmic Society, Ahmedabad, February 2011.

3. ‘Best Outgoing Resident’ (2009-2012): Sankara Nethralaya,___ A Unit of Medical

Research Foundation, Chennai; August 2013

4. Best Resident in Neuro- Ophthalmology: Dr. S Kanthimathynathan Endowment

Gold Medal, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, October 2011

5. ‘Young Researcher Award – Travel Grant’: In recognition of the presentation of

the dissertation ‘The Utility of QuantiFERON TB Gold in diagnosis of suspected Tubercular Uveitis ‘, by the All India Ophthalmological Society; February 2013.

6. Korean Ophthalmological Society (KOS) Travel Grant: A grant set up by the

KOS and awarded to 40 overseas ophthalmologists participating at the 27th Asia Pacific

Academy of Ophthalmology Congress, Busan, South Korea; April 2012.

7. 1st Place: Eye-Q: All India Open Quiz Competition, organized by Wolters Kluwer Health, Chennai, August 2010.

8. 2nd Place: Dr V G Appukutty Memorial Quiz at 1st Conference of the Ophthalmic Forum of the Indian Society of Anaesthesia, Chennai, September 2011.

Top Most Surgeries Performed
  • Ptosis (Droopy Eye lids) Surgery
  • Entropion surgery
  • Ectropion surgery
  • Orbitotomy eye surgery
  • Orbital decompression
  • Fracture repair
  • Post trauma repair (Reconstructive surgery)
  • Enucleation surgery
  • Evisceration surgery
  • Tear Duct Surgery
  • Eye cancer resection surgery
  • Eye cancer reconstruction surgery
  • Skin grafting surgery
  • Lower and Upper lid Cosmetic Blepharoplasty
  • BOTOX Injections for Aesthetic and Functional purposes
  • Dermal Filler Injections
Top Most Diseases Treated
  • Thyroid Ophthalmolpathy

  • Orbital Fractures and Trauma

  • Orbital Tumours and Cancer

  • Excess Eyelid Skin

  • Eyelid Bags

  • Wrinkles

Present and Past Affiliations

Observer, Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, Mumbai

Resident, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai

Fellow, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad

Education and Training

• Medical school:

MBBS: Maharashtra University of Health Sciences in 2007

• Specialization:

DNB: National Board of Examinations, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai in 2009 - 2012

• Super Specialization:

Fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Ocular Oncology and Oculo-Facial Aesthetics: L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India in 2012-14