Dr.Nirupama K

Dr.Nirupama Kasturi
Additional Professor and Head
Medical Registration number: 
TNMC 78203
OPD Timing: 
TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS 9.00 a.m – 1.00 p.m
Academic Qualifications: 
  • Undergraduate medical course (MBBS) -JIPMER, Pondicherry (2005)
  • Residency in Ophthalmology (MS) - JIPMER, Pondicherry (2009)
  • Diplomate in National Board (DNB-Ophthalmology) (2010)
  • Fellow in Paediatric Ophthalmology and strabismus- Narayana Nethralaya, Bangalore (2012)
  • Three month ICO fellowship in Oculoplastics at Royal Wolverhampton Eye Infirmary, UK (2022)
  • Member of National Academy of Medical Sciences (2023)
Special Area of Interest: 
Paediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus, Neuroophthalmology, Orbit and Oculoplasty


List of Publications in the last 5 years (2017-2022)

  • Elamurugan V, Shankaralingappa P, Aarthy G, Kasturi N, Babu RK. Assessment of stereopsis in pediatric and adolescent spectacle-corrected refractive error - A cross-sectional study. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2022 Feb;70(2):604-608.
  • Sarkar S, Kasturi N. Comment on: Anterior chamber intraocular lens - An effective alternative in traumatic and surgical aphakia in the era of scleral- fixated intraocular lens. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2022 Jan;70(1):338.
  • Jacob NP, Kasturi N, Deb AK, Pragathi S. Red eye in a red body! What could it be? Indian J Ophthalmol. 2021 Dec;69(12):3397.
  • Kasturi N, Sarkar S, Gokhale T, Hanuman SB, Gochhait D. Amniotic membrane transplantation for recurrent giant melanocytic nevus of conjunctiva. Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2021 Oct-Dec;64(4):852-854.
  • Sarkar S, Kasturi N, Jayasri PP, Kaliaperumal S. Comments on: Reworking protocols of ophthalmic resident surgical training in the COVID-19 era - Experiences of a tertiary care institute in Northern India. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2021 Sep;69(9):2545-2546.
  • Manchikanti V, Kasturi N, Rajappa M, Gochhait D. Ocular surface disorder among adult patients with type II diabetes mellitus and its correlation with tear film markers: A pilot study. Taiwan J Ophthalmol. 2020 Oct 8;11(2):156-160.
  • Rathinam N, Kasturi N, Deb AK, Kaliaperumal S. Non-Arteritic Anterior Ischaemic Optic Neuropathy Associated with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia and Elevated Intraocular Pressure. Neuroophthalmology. 2020 Feb 26;44(6):391-394.
  • Behera G, Sangaraju S, MeethaleThiruvoth F, Kasturi N, Babu KR. Vision and Ocular Surface Salvage in Extreme Postburn Cicatricial Ectropion with Infectious Exposure Keratitis. J Burn Care Res. 2021 Aug 4;42(4):836-838.
  • Kasturi N, Sarkar S, Gokhale T, Kaliaperumal S, Ch Toi P, Ramamoorthy JG, Peruri GP. Congenital primary primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the orbit in a newborn. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2021 Jan 26:1120672121991047.
  • Kasturi N, Gera P, Panicker G, Jossy A, Rangarajan V, Hanuman SB. Primary Intraocular Malignant Rhabdoid Tumor Mimicking Retinoblastoma in a Child. Ocul Oncol Pathol. 2020 Dec;6(6):438-441.
  • Baliga K, G S, Kasturi N. A Rare Case of Hemangioendothelioma of Upper Thigh. Cureus. 2020 Sep 25;12(9):e10642.
  • Stephen N, Manivannan P, Gochhait D, Sreerekha J, Ramasubramanian N, Srinivas BH, Kar R, Kasturi N, Basu D, Siddaraju N. The utility of fine needle aspiration cytology in orbital haematolymphoid neoplasms. Cytopathology. 2021
  • Ganesan N, Narayana S, Kasturi N, Kaliaperumal S, Srinivasan R, Vallinayagam M. Varied Presentations of Posterior Keratoconus: A Clinical Case Series. Cornea. 2020 Nov;39(11):1348-1353.
  • Mani M, Kasturi N, Sravya R, Kaliaperumal S, Gochhait D. Orbital plasmacytoma as the presenting feature in multiple myeloma. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2021 Nov;31(6):NP1-NP4.
  • Kasturi N, Chavhan P, Ramakant GG, Devaraj A, Babu K R, N G R. Conjunctival Trichodiscoma of the Lower Eyelid. Ophthalmic PlastReconstr Surg. 2019 Nov/Dec;35(6):e145-e147.
  • Kasturi N, Elamurugan V. Comment on: Progressive posterior lenticonus with total lenticular opacity. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2019 Oct;67(10):1780-1781.
  • Kumari P, Kasturi N, Nagarajan G, Senthamizh T, Ramesh BK, Bheemanathi HS. Spontaneous regression of angiolymphoid hyperplasia with eosinophilia of lacrimal gland in an HIV-positive patient. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2019 Aug;67(8):1334-1335.
  • Elavarasi A, Kasturi N, Mani B. Macular Star and Choroidal Tubercles: A Rare Cause of Opticospinal Syndrome. Can J Neurol Sci. 2019 Sep;46(5):625-627.
  • Kasturi N, Kumari P, Nagarajan G, Krishnan N. Post-traumatic carotid- cavernous fistula with bilateral proptosis simulating cavernous sinus thrombosis. BMJ Case Rep. 2019 Mar 31;12(3):e227757.
  • Selvaraj R, Kasturi N, Kumari P, Muraleedharan S. Unilateral cataract associated with eyelid ash-leaf macule in tuberous sclerosis complex. BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Sep 15;2018:bcr2018224923.
  • Kasturi N, Vijitha VS, Rajagopal MD, Ganesh RN. Ciliary body tumour as the presenting manifestation of metastatic non-small cell adenocarcinoma of lung. BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Jun 27;2018:bcr2018224925
  • Kasturi N, Rajkumar J. Double limbal dermoid with Tessier's paramedian facial cleft. J AAPOS. 2018 Oct;22(5):395-397.
  • Soman S, Kasturi N, Srinivasan R, Vinod KV. Ocular Manifestations in Leukemias and Their Correlation with Hematologic Parameters at a Tertiary Care Setting in South India. Ophthalmol Retina. 2018 Jan;2(1):17-23.
  • Jain M, Kasturi N, Srinivasan R. Isolated Superior Divisional Oculomotor Nerve Palsy and Nystagmus Following Mild Trauma. J PediatrNeurosci. 2017 Jul- Sep;12(3):291-293.
  • Kasturi N. Congenital sixth nerve palsy with associated anomalies. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2017 Oct;65(10):1056-1057.
Positions Held: 
  • 2008-2010 Lecturer Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Medical College, Bangalore
  • 2010-2012 Fellow- Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, Narayana Nethralaya
  • 2013-2016 Assistant Professor, JIPMER
  • 2017-2021 Associate Professor, JIPMER
  • 2021- Till date Additional Professor and Head
Special Clinics: 

Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus