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Nandini Venkateswaran, MD

Dr. Nandini Venkateswaran is a member of the Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and an Instructor of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. She is a fellowship-trained cataract, cornea and refractive surgeon. Dr. Venkateswaran earned her medical degree with a distinction in community health from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. She completed her Ophthalmology residency at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute/University of Miami, after which she completed a fellowship in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery at Duke University.

Dr. Venkateswaran truly enjoys employing her clinical and surgical expertise and research background to treat patients with a compassionate, customized and multidisciplinary approach. She specializes in complex cataract surgery, femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery with intraoperative aberrometry, most advanced techniques in corneal transplantation (DMEK, DSAEK, DALK, PKP), laser refractive surgery (LASIK and PRK), corneal cross-linking, anterior segment reconstruction (including secondary IOL implantation and iris repair), dry eye disease and ocular surface lesions and tumors.

Dr. Venkateswaran is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and currently serves on several committees in these organizations. She has co-authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications and numerous book chapters early in her career. She has received several awards for her excellence in research and clinical care and has presented her scientific work at numerous national and international meetings.

Outside of work, Dr. Venkateswaran enjoys spending time with her friends and family, learning to cook, and riding her peloton bike.

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Resources
Case Report: Dense Cataract with Malyugin Ring and miLOOP
Eyecare June 1st, 2022
Case Report: Dense Cataract with Malyugin Ring and miLOOP

This case brings up key considerations for use of a miLOOP in patients with small pupils and offers a surgical video displaying the intra-operative technique for cataract extraction in this instance.

How To Optimize The Ocular Surface Prior to Cataract Surgery
Eyecare March 2nd, 2022
How To Optimize The Ocular Surface Prior to Cataract Surgery

Treatment of dry eye disease before cataract surgery requires patience from the surgeon and the patient. Learn the best protocols for evaluating and treating the ocular surface preoperatively.

What Doctors Think About The Vuity Eye Drop for Presbyopia
Eyecare November 29th, 2021
What Doctors Think About The Vuity Eye Drop for Presbyopia

The first eye drop for presbyopia, Vuity from Allergan, was approved by the FDA in October 2021, and it’s already changing how eyecare practitioners approach presbyopia with their patients.

Eyes On Eyecare at ASCRS: 2021's Top Anterior Segment Meeting
Eyecare August 2nd, 2021
Eyes On Eyecare at ASCRS: 2021's Top Anterior Segment Meeting

The American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) in-person meeting in Las Vegas, NV was an excellent opportunity to meet colleagues and friends and learn about new developments in the field in person.

How I Implemented Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS) into My Practice
Eyecare July 22nd, 2021
How I Implemented Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS) into My Practice

Femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery offers many benefits for both patients and surgeons alike. Discover the advantages of incorporating FLACS in your surgical practice and how to begin doing so.

The Ultimate Guide to Cornea Fellowship for Ophthalmologists
Eyecare July 16th, 2021
The Ultimate Guide to Cornea Fellowship for Ophthalmologists

In this guide, cornea specialist , Nandini Venkateswaran, MD, covers crucial advice for ophthalmologists looking to get the most out of their cornea fellowship!