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A/Prof Gopal Lingam

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  • Senior Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, National University Hospital
MBBS (India); MS (PGIMER, India); FRCS Ed; DNBE (India)
Ophthalmology (Eye)
Cataract, General Ophthalmology, Retina (Medical), Retina (Surgical)
Special Interests:
​Retinopathy of Prematurity, Intraocular tumours, Vitreo Retinal Surgery


A/Prof Lingam Gopal specialises in treating vitreo retinal diseases.

He did his fellowship in vitreo retinal surgery at Medical Research Foundation, Chennai in 1983 and obtained the Fellowship of Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh in 2002.

Prior to joining National University Hospital, A/Prof Lingam Gopal worked at the Vision Research Foundation in Chennai, India, as a senior consultant specialising in medical and surgical management of Vitreo retinal diseases and intra ocular tumours.


  • ​2019 - Prof Krishnendu Sarkar Memorial Oration, Kolkata, India
  • 2018 - Dr KGR Nair Memorial Oration award, Trivandrum
  • 2017 - Prof B C Sharma Memorial Oration, Jaipur, India
  • 2017 - Dr TNC Vedantham Memorial Oration, Chennai, India
  • 2016 - Achievement Award - Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology

Journals & Publications

Selected Publications:
1. G Lingam, AC Sen, V Lingam, M Bhende, TR Padhi, S Xinyi. Ocular coloboma-a comprehensive review for the clinician. Eye (Lond). 2021 Mar 21. doi: 10.1038/s41433-021-01501-5. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33746210.
2. Z Liu, BH Parikh, QSW Tan, DSL Wong, KH Ong, W Yu, I Seah, GE Holder, W Hunziker, GSW Tan, VA Barathi, G Lingam, BV Stanzel, TA Blenkinsop, X Su. Surgical Transplantation of Human RPE Stem Cell-Derived RPE Monolayers into Non-Human Primates with Immunosuppression. Stem Cell Reports. 2021 Feb 9;16(2):237-251. doi: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2020.12.007. Epub 2021 Jan 14. PMID: 33450191; PMCID: PMC7878718.
3. HW Chan, B Yang, W Wong, P Blakeley, I Seah, QSW Tan, H Wang, M Bhargava, HA Lin, CH Chai, EA Mangunkusumo, N Thet, YS Yuen, R Sethi, S Wang, W Hunziker, G Lingam, X Su. A Pilot Study on MicroRNA Profile in Tear Fluid to Predict Response to Anti-VEGF Treatments for Diabetic Macular Edema. J Clin Med. 2020 Sep 10;9(9):2920. doi: 10.3390/jcm9092920. PMID: 32927780; PMCID: PMC7564365.
4. P Sen, N Singh, E Rishi, P Bhende, C Rao, P Rishi, M Bhende, T Sharma, L Gopal. Outcomes of surgery in eyes with familial exudative vitreoretinopathy associated retinal detachment. Can J Ophthalmol. 2020 Jun;55(3):253-262. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2019.11.001. Epub 2020 Jan 13. PMID: 31941588.
5. WM Wong WM, C Chee, M Bhargava, C Chai, H Lin, P Zhao, EA Mangunkusumo, T Naing, YS Yuen, TY Wong, X Su, G Lingam. Systemic Factors Associated with Treatment Response in Diabetic Macular Edema. J Ophthalmol. 2020;2020:1875860. Published 2020 Mar 19. doi:10.1155/2020/1875860.
6. I Seah, X Zhao, Q Lin, et al. Correction: Use of biomaterials for sustained delivery for anti-VEGF to treat retinal diseases [published online ahead of print, 2020 May 22]. Eye (Lond). 2020;10.1038/s41433-020-0980-3. doi:10.1038/s41433-020-0980-3.
7. S Parveen, S Abraham, S Jain, L Gopal, P Bhende. Treatment outcomes of Zone 1 Retinopathy of prematurity: A study from a tertiary eye care centre in south India. Taiwan J Ophthalmol. 2019. Dec 13;9(4):255-261.
8. Retinal detachment repair and vitreous like body reformation via a thermogelling polymer endotamponade. Z Liu, SS Liow, SL Lai, A Alli-Shaik, GE Holder, BH Parikh, S Krishnakumar, Z Li, MJ Tan, J Gunaratne, VA Barathi, W Hunziker, R Lakshminarayanan, CWT Tan, CK Chee, P Zhao, G Lingam, XJ Loh, X Su. Nat Biomed Eng.2019;  Aug;3(8):598-610 doi: 10.1038/s41551-019-0382-7.
9. L Gopal, T Sharma, P Bhende, M Bhende. Giant Retinal tear- in Stephen  Ryan's Retina 6th edition Ed in chief: Schachat A P;  Elsivier, Edingurgh. 2017 volume 3 Page 2072-2080.
10. L Gopal. Retinal degenerations, dystrophies, Vitreous disorders, Macular diseases, Developmental disorders of the retina and vitreous, Diabetic retinopathy. in 'Post graduate ophthalmology' . Ed Vanita and Zia hussain - New delhi, India. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt. Limited, 2020.

Professional Memberships

  • ​American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  • All India Ophthalmological Society
  • Singapore Medical Association
  • Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology