Deepa is an ophthalmic surgeon who has a special interest in paediatric ophthalmology. She is a Visiting medical officer at Women’s and Children Hospital and Senior staff specialist at the Flinders Medical Centre.
Deepa’s basic training in medicine and specialist training in ophthalmology was in India followed by a Fellowship in Paediatric ophthalmology in Sydney in 2003-2004. Subsequently, she was awarded the FRANZCO (Fellow of Royal Australia New Zealand College of ophthalmology) in 2007.
She devotes 50% of her time to paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus while the rest is dedicated to general ophthalmology including cataract surgery, adult strabismus management, eyelid surgeries etc.
She runs the monthly Ocular Genetics clinic at the Women’s and Children’s Hospital. She is in charge of the Retinopathy of Prematurity screening clinics and Premature baby followup eye clinics at the Flinders Medical Centre.
Deepa has a keen interest in teaching and has been involved in the training of ophthalmology registrars, teaching medical and optometry students. She has over 25 publications in peer reviewed journals. She is a visionary of “Sight for All”, a foundation dedicated to fighting childhood blindness. Through this foundation, she has been involved in training doctors in developing countries such as Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. She also conducts numerous eye health awareness educational programs in Adelaide and overseas.
Membership and Fellowship:
Fellow, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmology
Member, American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Member, World Society of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Member, Australia and New Zealand Pediatric Special Interest Group
Member, Australia and New Zealand Strabismus Society
Member, International Strabismus Society
Member, International Society of Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma