Dr. Philip Kuruvilla

M.B.B.S., D.Oph. M.S., F.O.P.A.I., F.O.R.C.E

Dr. Philip Kuruvilla completed his MBBS from Christian Medical College, Vellore and his post graduation in Ophthalmology from Christian Medical College, Ludhiana. His deep Christian faith and convictions moved him to serve in the North Indian villages of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh where he performed several thousands of Eye Surgeries in the span of 10 years and gained tremendous expertise in Cataract Surgery, Squint Surgery, Trabeculectomy (Surgery for Glaucoma), Ptosis, and Oculoplastic Surgeries like corrections of conditions like Ptosis (droopy eye), Entropion (inversion of eye lid), Ectropion (eversion of eye lid), Dermatochalasis (excess skin in the upper lid), etc.

During these years, he started the eye departments in:

  • Mac Robert Hospital, Dhariwal, Punjab
  • Memorial Hospital, Fathegarh, U.P.
  • Delek Hospital, Dharamsala, HP
  • Christian Hospital, Ummedpur , U.P.
  • TDL Hospital, Bylakuppe, Karnataka

He did his first IOL implantation surgery in 1984: after watching Dr. Daljit Singh in Amritsar. From 1985 to 2000 he worked as Chief of G.M Eye Hospital, Mettupalayam, a 120 bedded super specialty Eye Hospital, by the end of which he performed over 40,000 eye surgeries. He in fact perfected SICS to such an extent that with the cataract-IOL Implantation surgery he corrects pre existing astigmatism (curvature of cornea being different in different meridians).

He moved to Trivandrum in the year 2000, where he and his wife Dr. Sara Kuruvilla launched Aradhana Eye Care.

He has visited and observed eye work and surgeries in :

  • Medical college Eye Hospital, Nagoya, Japan
  • Dr Gimbels Eye Centre, Calgary, Canada
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, USA
  • Eye Hospital, Berlin, Germany

He is the recipient of :

  • Outstanding Teacher Award, from International Society of Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgeons.
  • Gullisson Award from Canada for excellence in Ophthalmic work.
  • Best Citizen of India award from Delhi for outstanding contribution to Indian Society.
  • “Service above Self” award from Rotary Club.
  • Award for excellence in Eye work from Sarada Educational Society, Trivandrum.
  • He is a past President of Trivandrum Ophthalmic Club.

Dr. Philip is renowned for his skills, and is frequently invited to scientific conferences to present his techniques.



Dr. Sara Kuruvilla

M.B.B.S., D.O. M.S

Dr. Sara Kuruvilla did her MBBS from Christian Medical College, Vellore and did her post graduation in Ophthalmology from Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore after which she worked as a consultant Ophthalmologist in GM Eye Hospital, Mettupalayam.

She is presently Director of Aradhana Eye Care, and coordinates the academic programs conducted here. She works as consultant in Aradhana Eye Clinic, Vattapara, as well as at Aradhana Eye Institute, Manacaud.



Dr. P. J Thomas

M.B.B.S., M.S. (Oph)

Professor P.J Thomas is a highly experienced ophthalmologist who served as Director of Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Trivandrum, prior to joining the Aradhana Team. He is now head of academics at Aradhana Eye Institute.



Dr. Chinnu Mary Abraham

M.B.B.S. , M.S., D.O

Dr Chinnu Mary Abraham did her MBBS from CMC Ludhiana and was the Best Outgoing Student of the 1996 Batch.

She completed her MS and DO from the Regional Institute of Ophthalmology (of Trivandrum Medical College) after which she worked as a Senior Resident there from 2009 to 2010.

She joined as a Consultant at Aradhana Eye Hospital, Fort, from 2010 onwards.



Dr. Prabha Prabhakaran

M.B.B.S., D.N.B

Dr. Prabha Prabhakaran completed her MBBS from Govt. Medical College, Thrissur. She then completed her DNB in Ophthalmology from Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Trivandrum. She has been working with Aradhana Eye Care since 2013.



Dr. Ashok Nataraj


Dr. Ashok Nataraj, after doing his MBBS in Kerala and M.S. (ophthalmology) in KMC, Mangalore, did Fellowships in Vitreo-retinal surgery in Shanakara Nethralaya, Chennai. Since then he has worked as Vitreo Retinal consultant in a few hospitals, including Aravind Eye Hospital, Tirunelveli. He takes part in scientific deliberations in Ophthalmic Conferences and he is a popular speaker on his subject of interest: Retina and Vitreous.



Dr. Lekshmi H

M.B.B.S., M.S., D.O., D.N.B, F.R.C.S.

Dr. Lekshmi completed her MBBS from Government Medical College,Trivandrum and then completed Master of Surgery in Ophthalmology, Diplomate of National Board of Examinations in Ophthalmology and Diploma in Ophthalmology from Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College, Trivandrum.

She has worked in SP Multi-speciality Hospital, Parassala and Travancore Medical College and Medicity, Kollam (Assistant Professor in ophthalmology) prior to joining the Aradhana Team.



Dr. Lakshmi P. Moorthy

M.B.B.S.,DNB, MNAMS, FAEH (Glaucoma)

After getting her MBBS from Medical College Alapuzha, she took her Post Graduation in Ophthalmology from Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, Trivandrum. Later she was trained as a Glaucoma Specialist at the famous Aravind Eye Hospital at Tirunelveli, T.N.

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