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Dr. Chaitra M C

Associate Professor

Academic Qualifications: MBBS, MD

SL NO Degree Specialization Institute Year of passing
1 MBBS - Kempegowda Institute of Medical Sciences 2010
2 MS Ophthalmology MVJ Medical college & Research Hospital 2012

Additional qualifications / training



Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
SDUMC SR Teaching, Clinical, Research 2016- July 2018
SDUMC Assistant Professor Teaching, Clinical, Research Aug 2018- Jan2023
SDUMC Associate Professor Administrative, Teaching, Clinical, Research Feb 2023- till date


  • Teaching Ophthalmology to the undergraduate students of MBBS and MS postgraduates.
  • Teaching Optometry to the undergraduates of B Sc Optometry & Post graduates of M optometry students.
  • Helping the Ophthalmology & Optometry postgraduate students in their thesis as a Guide & co-guide.
  • Being In-Charge faculty for Optomtery students.
  • Mentoring the students as a teacher guardian.
  • Involved in research in Ophthalmology and multidisciplinary.
  • Presented various papers and posters in state and national conferences.
  • Providing patient care and expertise in performing various ocular surgeries.
  • Participating in free cataract surgery outreach programmes, diabetic retinopathy screening camps, Speciality camps at Devarayasamudra and Bellur, General health camps and Mega Health camps.
  • Department Registrar.
  • Task Force member of NAAC criterion 7.
  • Member of BoS- AHS.


Name of project List of researchers ongoing / completed Funded / Non funded Funding agency Funds sanctioned
Influence of fluorosis on genetic predisposition due to single nucleotide polymorphism of LOXL1 gene in Pseudoexfoliation syndrome Dr. Chaitra M C Dr. Sharath DR. Azeem Dr. Prabhavathi, Dr. Rashmi G, Praveen, Mrs Apoorva Completed Funded SDUAHER Rs.1,85,000/-
Evaluation of underlying etilogical factors in patients with Papilledema in rural Karnataka Dr. Sri Archana, Dr. Chaitra M C, Dr. Rashmi G Completed Non funded - -
Observational study of use of 0.5% pilocarpine eye drops in correction of presbyopia Dr. Chaitra M C Dr. Sharadhi On-going Non funded - -
Estimation of serum calcium magnesium and phosphorus levels in patients with senile cataract in rural Karnataka Dr. Chaitra M C Dr. Hasareen Shaik On-going Non funded - -
To assess the importance of Neutrophil/Lymphocyte Ratio, Lymphocyte/Platelet Ratio & Monocyte/Lymphocyte ratio as inflammatory predictors of corneal pathologies Dr. Chaitra M C, Dr. Susmitha Joshy On-going Non funded - -
Correlation between RoP development & platelet count in early postnatal period in preterm babies in a tyertiary care center at Kolar Dr. Chaitra MC, Dr.Susmitha Joshy On-going Non funded - -
Subclinical central macular thickness and total macular volume in Diabetes using SD-OCT & its correlation with glycemic index- A cross sectional Analytical study in rural Karnataka Dr. Chaitra MC, Dr. A B. Chirag On-going Non funded - -
A clinical study on congenital ocular & its adnexal anamolies in paediatric age group Dr. Chaitra MC, Dr. Preethi Chava, Dr. Raveena On-going Non funded - -


  • Expertise in Anterior segment surgeries and interested in Medical Retina, Glaucoma and Squint


Title of article Name of journal Year of publica tion List of authors
Awareness and perception regarding eye donation in students of a nursing college in rural Karnataka  Journal of Evidence Based Medicine & Healthcare 2015 Chaitra M. C, Sujatha V, S. Pandu.
Pre operative assessment of patient to anticipate decrease in vision post cataract surgery International Journal of Scientific Research 2018 M.S.Padmajothi, Chaitra MC
Awareness & knowledge of Glaucoma among Hospital personnel in a tertiary care centre in rural Karnataka. Tropical journal of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. 2019 M S Padmajothi, Chaitra M C, Anneshi R C.
Awareness & knowledge of Diabetic Retinopathy among Hospital personnel in a tertiary care centre in rural Karnataka. International Journal of Scientific research. 2019 M S Padmajothi, Chaitra M C, Anneshi R C.
Correlation between ocular manifestations in dengue fever & platelet count International Journal of Scientific research 2019 M S Padmajothi, Chaitra M C, M Madhumita.
A clinical study of dacryocystitis. Indian Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology 2019 Chaitra MC, Pandu S, Padmajothi MS,
Age-specific magnitude and causes of visual impairmentin a tertiary health care centre in rural Karnataka. Tropical journal of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. 2020 Chaitra MC, Reshma R, Rashmi G, Varsha V.
 A case report: Optic disc pit with serous macular detachment. International Journal of Ophthalmology Sciences. 2020 Chaitra MC, Nandhini K.
Seeking spark ocular myasthenia gravis in a juvenile – an Indian case report. Tropical journal of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology. 2020 Usha BR, Nandhini K, Chaitra MC.
Awareness and practice patterns of intensive care unit nurses towards eye care in a tertiary health care centre in Kolar. International Journal of Ophthalmology Sciences. 2020 Reshma Ravindra, Rashmi G, Chaitra MC,Apurva Shivaji Navale, Shereen Hassan Bhat.
Evaluation of visual acuity in drivers as studied in Kolar district. International Journal of Preclinical & Clinical Research. 2021 Padmajothi MS, Chaitra MC*, Shetty SA.
Comparison of Noncontact Tonometry, Goldmann Applanation Tonometry with and without Fluorescein. International Journal of Applied Research.     2022 Aastha Garg, Rashmi G, Reshma Ravindra, Chaitra M C.
Dry eye among computer operators at a tertiary care centre in India. Bioinformation 2022 Chaitra et al.
Risks of infection among health care workers and its preventive measures observed by medical students in a tertiary care centre- A cross sectional study International Journal of Medical Science and Innovative Research   2022 Chaitra M C, Vidya Nidhi,
E-learning versus conventional teaching among students during COVID-19 pandemic in India. Bioinformation 2022 Chaitra et al.
Frequency of convergence insufficiency among students at a tertiary care centre in rural Karnataka, India. Bioinformation 2023 J Akhil, Chaitra MC, K Kaliminnal, Sheik Firdose, P Rashmika.
Eye in the skin- A review article. Indian Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology 2023 Chaitra M C, Ramanjanayalu M
Subjective Verification of Refraction- A Quality Section Indicator: A Cross-sectional Study. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research.     2023 MC Chaitra , KM Harshitha , H Mohan Kumar , Sri Archana.
Prevalence, risk factors and severity of retinopathy of prematurity in preterm infants in a tertiary care hospital in rural Karnataka. Indian Journal of Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology 2023 Shaik R, Chaitra M C.

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