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Dr. Chitralekha De

Senior Consultant, Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Faridabad | Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Faridabad


Dr. Chitralekha De is a dedicated and passionate ophthalmologist who specializes in the treatment of Retinal diseases of the eye with more than 13 years of experience after her post-graduation education. She completed her Masters (MS) in Ophthalmology from the prestigious Regional Institute of Ophthalmology in Guwahati, Assam where she developed a keen interest in diseases affecting the Retina of the eye. Following her niche passion, she went on to pursue a surgical Fellowship in Retinal Surgery at the “temple of the Eye”, Shankar Nethralaya in Chennai where she picked up the nuances of microsurgery and laser therapy for the management of various Retinal conditions like Diabetic Retinopathy, Retinal Detachment, Retinal Tears, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) etc.

She has worked as a consultant in the prestigious Prabha Eye Clinic and Vittala Institute of Ophthalmology in Bengaluru Karnataka from 2012 to 2017 where she actively executed their prestigious Diabetic Retinopathy project under the aegis of the World Diabetes Foundation and PHFI and the Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) outreach program thus ensuring no loss of vision from these preventable causes of blindness.

Following this stint, she was a Senior Consultant with the Centre for Sight group in Delhi, NCR from 2017 to 2022 where she also took part in educating and training budding ophthalmologists in Retinal procedures.

She joined the Amrita family in December 2022 as a Senior Consultant in the Department of Ophthalmology.

Medical Qualification

  • MBBS
Specialization and Expertise
  • Retina- Surgical and Medical
  • Micro Incision Vitrectomy surgery (MIVS)
  • Scleral Buckling (SB) surgery
  • Pan Retinal Photocoagulation (PRP) Laser
  • Retinal Barrage Laser
  • Macular Laser
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity
  • Administration of Intravitreal Injections
  • Non-surgical management of various Retinal conditions
  • Best Paper Anterior Segment at All Assam Ophthalmology conference 2008 
  • Best Fellow Vitreo-Retina Female at Shankar Nethralaya, Chennai 2012
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