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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


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

He did his fellowship in vitreo retinal surgery from Medical Research Foundation, Chennai in 1983 and obtained the Fellowship of Royal college of surgeons, Edinburgh in 2002.

Prior to joining NUH, 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.

Journals & Publications

Selected Publications:

1) Gopal L. Kini M M, Badrinath S S, Sharma T."Management  of    Retinal  Detachment  with Choroidal Coloboma". Ophthalmology, 98; 1622- 1627: 1991. 
2) Gopal L, Badrinath SS, Kumar KS, Dhoshi G, Biswas N. "Optic disc in fundus coloboma". Ophthalmology 103; 2120-6: 1996.
3) Gopal L, Banker A, Deb N, Badrinath SS, Sharma T, Parikh S, Shanmugam MP, Bhende P,  Das D, Mr  Bickol  Mukesh. Management of glass intraocular foreign bodies". Retina 18; 213-220: 1998.
4) Gopal L, Badrinath SS, Sharma T, l ParikhS, Shanmugam MP,       Bhende P, Deshpande DA.  "Surgical Management of Retinal Detachments related to coloboma of the choroid".  Ophthalmology 105; 804-9: 1998.
5) Gopal L, Madhavan HN, Ramaswamy A A,  Saswade M, Battu RR. "Postoperative Endophthalmitis caused by Sequestered Acinetobacter       calcoaceticus". American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol 129, No.3;388-90: 2000.
6) Gopal L, Sharma T, Shanmugam MP, Badrinath SS, Sharma A, Agraharam SG, Choudhary A.Surgery for Stage 5 Retinopathy of prematurity: The Learning Curve and Evolving Technique". Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. Vol.  48; No.2, 101-06:2000.
7) Gopal L, Balbir Khan, Sumeet Jain and Prakash V S. A Clinical and Optical Coherence Tomography Study of The Margins of Choroidal Colobomas, Ophthalmology 2007;114:571-580.
8) Gopal L, A Clinical and optical coherence tomography study of choroidal colobomas. (Review article) Current Opinion in Ophthalmology 2008, 19:248-254.
Selected chapters:

1) Gopal L. Surgical management of Vitreoretinal diseases. Clinical practice in Ophthalmology, Editor : Sandeep Saxena: 2003:377-428
2) Gopal L. Recent advances in Vitreoretinal surgery. Recent Advances in Ophthalmology. Ed. H V Nema Chapter 2, 2004;7:32-53.
3) Gopal L. Retinal degenerations, dystrophies, Vitreous disorders, Macular diseases, Developmental disorders of the retina and vitreous, Diabetic retinopathy etc for Text book of ophthalmology for post graduates. Ed Vanita and Zia hussain- Under publication.
Published by Jaypee brothers, India.
4) Currently authoring the chapter on Giant Retinal Tear in 'Retina' Edited by Stephen Ryan.


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+65 6777 7161