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Dr. Sheila John

Dr Sheila John is a consultant ophthalmologist from 1991 at Sankara Nethralaya, Eye hospital Chennai, India. She has worked in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras for original research work on Tissue Characterisation of Malignant Melanoma using wave spectral analysis which was accepted as a poster in the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Atlanta 1995 and Chicago, Illinois 1996 and later published. She has worked in Collaboration with Genetic department for research on Retinal degeneration and has published peer-reviewed original publications in international Journals. She has been associated with the community ophthalmology services of Sankara Nethralaya since 1992. She is currently the Head of Department of Tele ophthalmology and E-learning and a member of Indian and American Telemedicine Associations. Tele-ophthalmology mobile van takes medical Services to the doorsteps of the underprivileged in rural India. A fully equipped van with all ophthalmic and Telemedicine facilities visit the rural areas where the patients are examined by a team of social workers and optometrists and teleconsultations are provided by the ophthalmologists at the base hospital. Her current research interests include organisation and incorporation of Electronic Medical Records and Telemedicine.