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Dr Murali Mohan Gurram
It has been a long journey albeit a successful one for someone who commuted 15 km daily to a government school in T B Dam, a small place near Hospet. Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram’s life is the stuff that movies are made of. Dr Murali was born in Bellary, Karnataka, to Mr Rangaiah, Divisional Engineer for Andhra Pradesh State Electricity Board and Mrs Susheela, a housewife. Mr Rangaiah was the first to be educated in a family of traditional weavers. There was always an underlying sentiment that there should be a doctor in the family though Dr Murali gently demurs that his career is entirely based on his KCET ranking. In fact, he was slotted to join engineering, but the second round of counselling saw him join medicine in JJM Medical College, Davangere. most of his child hood was spent in a small village called "Hampi-Power-House Camp". Today, he is Professor, Consultant Ophthalmologist & Retinal Surgeon at Kamineni Hospital, L B Nagar with years of experience to his credit.
Dr Murali became interested in Ophthalmology while studying for MBBS. His fascination for sketching eyes translated into examining eyes! But it didn’t stop here. Dr Murali’s passion for serving people and treating eye disorders spurred him into taking up super speciality in Ophthalmology, Vitreo Retinal Disorders after MS in Ophthalmology. He trained under the famed Dr Nagpal who is among the first three retinal surgeons in India. Retinal disorders were considered untreatable and would automatically lead to blindness as recently as 2-3 decades ago. Dr Murali’s interest in this area continued unabated and he passed the ICO (International Council of Ophthalmology) Exam with flying colours. He got a scholarship to train under Dr. Richard in Hamburg, Germany. Dr. Richard is among the pioneers working on the Retinal Microchip which would be a boon to blind people, in the future.
Dr Murali holds a DNB (Diplomate in National Board), New Delhi which is considered as equivalent to MS. He also holds the distinction of being one of the few ROP (Retinopathy of Prematurity) trained ophthalmologists in the twin cities, having been trained by Dr Subhadra Jalali, whose expertise is recognised nationally and internationally. As ROP is found in premature babies, it is difficult to detect and results in blindness within a span of two years. Therefore it requires special training and is not within the gambit of regular treatment. Dr Murali was awarded FRCS (Diploma of Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons) Glasgow in 2006, a clear indicator of his acumen. His deep knowledge of his subject is evidenced by the fact that he has presented several papers in national and international conferences. In fact, a few of his papers have received gold medals. Dr Murali’s CV makes impressive reading as there is a string of qualifications attached to his name! Dr Murali acknowledges that his skills as a doctor and reservoir of perseverance are often tested when patients are unable to comprehend that retinal problems don’t show the same degree of improvement as cataract problems do. He explains that as long as patients get the desired result after treatment, they are happy. Sometimes, despite patient explanation of prognosis, the patient is unhappy when the result is not up to his/her expectation.
Dr Murali is married to Dr Sumathi a gynaecologist. They have a one-year-old son whom Dr Murali absolutely dotes on. Despite his busy schedule which starts at 7 am, Dr Murali manages to spend time with his son in the morning before leaving for work and spends his lunch break with his son. Dr Murali self-effacingly says that living in the hospital campus makes it easier to spend quality time with his son. This description of Dr Murali’s schedule may give the impression that his life is restricted to work and home but Dr Murali is widely travelled. He has visited several countries including Germany, France, Sweden, Denmark, Vatican City, Belgium, Austria, Holland and Italy.
His introverted nature may belie his multifaceted personality but Dr Murali is adept at pencil sketches of nature and landscapes. He has added ball-pen sketching to his repertoire which he admits is quite difficult. Dr Murali’s latest hobby, that is, mobile phone photography, not only gives him pleasure but is of immense value to the medical fraternity. Generally, a heavy investment of 7-8 lakhs is required for the equipment to take photos of the eye. Dr Murali had shattered this prohibitive barrier of costs by using the mobile phone in ophthalmological imaging. This path- breaking effort has been written about in the Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology. Dr Murali shows keen interest in macro photography. He clicks images of the eyes of butterfies, flies, etc with his mobile phone.
Dr Murali’s quest for knowledge and willingness to explore other avenues culminated in his learning Photoshop and other related software programmes. He even holds a PGDCA (Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications). His page “Eye Care-Ask Me” on FaceBook and Orkut, makes him easily accessible to the general public Furthermore, he has written several articles on eye and eye care which are published on various internet websites.
A humanitarian, Dr Murali has held many eye camps to reach out to the poor. He confesses that often he feels sorry for poor patients who borrow large sums of money to undergo surgeries and are yet unable to regain vision. He hopes for and works towards a cure for retinal disorders in the future as retinal disorders are the main cause of blindness. However, there is a ray of hope as Dr Murali says that earlier 100% of retinal disorders culminated in blindness whereas now at least 50-60% of them are being treated successfully. With his hard work, dedication, passion and immense knowledge, Dr Murali is an asset to any organisation that he works for and a beacon of light for those in need of better sight!
1. M.B.B.S: Nov 1993 to Mar 1998, JJMMC Medical College, Davangere, Kuvempu University.
2. M.S Ophthalmology: Sep 2000 to July 2003. KMC (Kasturba Medical College) , Manipal, MAHE University ( Manipal Academy of Higher Education).
3. FROP: Fellow Retinopathy of Prematurity. LVPrasad Eye Institute.2004
4. DNB : May 2005.
5. TGla: Short term Trainee in Glaucoma, Aravind Eye Hospital.2005
6. FRVS: Fellow Retino Vitreous Surgeries. Retina Foundation, Ahmedabad.2005-2006.
7. FRCS Glasgow Part 1: Feb 2004.
8. FRCS Glasgow Part 2 : Feb 2006.
9. ICO Clinical Assessment : April 2006.
10. FICO : August 2007 to October 2007. Universitat Klinikum Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany.
11. FCLP: Fellow Contact Lens Practice. LVPrasad Eye Hospital. 2007.
12. MNAMS: (Member of National Academy of Medical Sciences) 2008
13. FIMSA: Fellow of International Medical Sciences Academy, 2008
14. CCN: Certificate Course in Clinical Nutrition. Passed with a ‘A’ Grade,2008.
15. LOCS 3 exam (Lens Opactiy Classification System):2009.
16. MCh Ophthalmology: University of Seychelles, American Institute of Medicine. July 2012.
Non Medical Qualifications:
1. DCA (Diploma in Computer Applications): 2007
2. PGDCA (Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications): 2008
1. Peripallary granuloma , a diagnostic dilemma: Poster; Karnataka Ophthalmic Conference, Mysore: 2001.
2. Comparison between plain timolol and Timolol GFS in effective control of IOP in POAG: Paper ; South India Ophthalmic Conference, Manipal: 2002.
3. Optical Coherence Tomography in diabetic maculopathy: Ahmedabad Ophthalmic Conference. March 2006.
4. RON in CRVO , results : AP state conference, Kakinada 2006. This paper was awarded with Dr. Vengal Rao gold medal award.
5. Diabetic retinopathy: Guest lecture in first CME,HEF.2006.
6. Long term results of vitrectomy with siliconoil in RD with choroidal coloboma: AIOS 2006-07.
7. Present status of ROP in karimnagar: ROP workshop ,LVPEI.December 2007.
8. Common Retinal Disorders: Karimnagar Ophthalmic Conference: june 2008
9. Approach to a glaucoma patient: Karimnagar Ophthalmic Conference: june 2008
10. The Deceiving Eyes: Poster: APSOS 2008. This poster was awarded with SriKiran Gold Medal for the best poster.
11. Oculokinetic perimetry- a handy and effective perimeter: AP state conference 2009.Vizag.
12. Diabetic Retinopathy: Guest Lecture, Raichur Medical college; June 2010
13. Glaucoma , an overview: Guest Lecture, Raichur Medical College; June 2010
14. My Mobile My way: AP state conference 2010, Hyderabad.
15. Endophthalmitis: Guest Lecture, Gulbarga Ophthalmic Association CME; Oct 2010.
16. "GEM: A modified hand held perimeter, A decent alternative to Automated perimeter’’: AP state conference 2010. Nellore
17. Common Retinal Disorders: Guest Lecture, Mamatha Medical College PG Students CME: April 2011.
18. “Eyes-The Big Bluff Masters’’: E-Poster, AIOC Feb 2012, cochin.
19. “Ophthalmic Cell Phone Imaging system- A costless imaging system”: Scientific paper. AIOC Feb 2012. Cochin.
20. “GEM-A modified hand held perimeter, a decent alternative where automated perimeter is not available”: E Poster. Asia Pacific Ophthalmic Conference Jan 2013.
21. “Comparison of Intravitreal Bevacizumab with combined bevacizumab and triamcinolone for untreated diabetic macular edema”. Poster. Asia Pacific Ophthalmic Conference Jan 2013.
INDEXED, PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS.
1. Murali Mohan Gurram.Comparison of lntravitreal Bevacizumab with Combined Bevacizumab and Triamcinolone for Untreated diabetic Macular Edema. The Antiseptic March 2013.110(3) ISSN 0003-5998.142-147.
2. Gurram MM. Effect on macular edema in non-ischemic crvo: comparisonbetween intravitreal bevacizumab and combinedintravitreal bevacizumab an d triamcinotone. Journal of Evolution of Medical and Dental Sciences.Volume 2/issue 19/May, 13,2013. 3293-3304.
3. Gurram MM. Comparison of posterior sub-tenon triamcinolone with intravitreal bevacizumab for macular edema in non-ischemic retinal vein occlusions. IJCRR.June 2013; 5(12): 61-71.
4. Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram. Ophthalmic Cellphone Imaging System: A Costless Imaging System. Canadian Journal of Ophthalmology/Journal Canadien d’ophthalmologie. Accepted (under publication). Doi: 10.1016/j.jcjo.2013.06.007.
5. Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram. Effect of Posterior Sub-Tenon Triamcinolone In Macular Edema Due to Non-Ischemic Vein Occlusions. Journal of Clincal and Diagnostic Research: Accepted.
6. Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram. Effect on Untreated Diabetic Macular Edema: Posterior Sub-Tenon Traimcinolone Versus Intravitreal Bevacizumab. International Journal of Current Research: Vol. 5, Issue, 08, pp.2318-2322, August, 2013.
7. Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram. Effective Control Of IOP In POAG: Comparison Between Once Daily Dose Of Timolol GFS And Twice Daily Dose of Timolol Aqueous Solution. Accepted.
NON PEER REVIEWED JOURNALS
1. Dr. Manish Nagpal, Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram.Posterior segment complications of LASIK: UP Journal 2005.
2. Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram. Facts about Cataract Surgery: Pages 28-31: Health ISSN 0017-8861.Vol.90, No.1 January 2012.
3. Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram. Common eye problems in children: Pages 25-27: Health ISSN 0017-8861. Vol. 90 No. 2. February 2012.
4. Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram. Achievers: Pages 23,24: Health ISSN 0017-8861. Vol. 90 No. 7. July 2012.
5. Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram. Glaucoma- The silent thief of sight: Pages 36-38: Health ISSN 0017-8861. Vol. 90 No. 7. July 2012.
6. Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram. Computer Vision syndrome: Pages 30-33: Health ISSN 0017-8861. Vol. 90 No. 8. Aug 2012.
7. Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram. First Aid for the eye-what every parent should know: Pages 34,35: Health ISSN 0017-8861. Vol. 90 No. 8. Aug 2012.
8. Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram. How to instill eye drops: Pages 24-27: Health ISSN 0017-8861. Vol. 90 No.9. Sep 2012.
9. Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram. Red eye: pages 30-32: Health ISSN 0017-8861. Vol. 90 No.9. Sep 2012.
10. Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram. Eye quotes I: Pages 32,33: Health ISSN 0017-8861. Vol. 90 No.9. Sep 2012.
11. Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram. Diabetic Retinopathy: Pages 16-24: Herald Of Health ISSN 0018-0491. Aug 2012.
12. Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram. Know your eyes: Pages 34-36: Health ISSN 0017-8861. Vol. 90 No. 10. Oct 2012.
13. Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram. Foreign body in eye: Pages 37-39: Health ISSN 0017-8861. Vol. 90 No. 10. Oct 2012.
14. Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram. Common eye problems of kids: Health Action ISSN No 0970 - 471 X. Nov 2012.
15. Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram. Myths about Eyes: Pages 27-30: Health ISSN 0017-8861. Vol. 90 No. 11. Nov 2012.
16. Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram. Floaters: Pages 31-33: Health ISSN 0017-8861. Vol. 90 No. 11. Nov 2012.
17. Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram. Foreign body in your eye: Pages 9,10: Herald Of Health ISSN 0018-0491. Feb 2013.
18. Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram. The correct method of instilling eye drops; Pages11-14: Herald Of Health ISSN 0018-0491. Feb 2013.
19. Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram. Amazing animal eyes; Pages 17,18; Health ISSN 0017-8861. Vol. 91 No. 3. Mar 2013.
20. Dr. Murali Mohan Gurram. Common Eye Problems in Children. Herald of Health. April 2013; 14-15.
21. Amazing Animal Eyes. Herald of Health. April 2013.
SCRIBD: EBOOK ARTICLES
1. Red eye: http://www.scribd.com/doc/133983374/RED-EYE-Dr-Murali-Mohan- Gurram
2. Know your Eyes: http://www.scribd.com/doc/133982674/Know-Your-Eyes-Dr-Murali-Mohan-Gurram
3. How to Instil eye drops and eye ointment: http://www.scribd.com/doc/133982328/How-to-Instil-Eye-drops-Dr-Murali-Mohan-Gurram
5. Foreign body in eye: http://www.scribd.com/doc/133981607/Foreign-Body-in-Eye-Dr-Murali-Mohan-Gurram
9. Diabetic Retinopathy: http://www.scribd.com/doc/133978676/Diabetic-Retinopathy-Dr-Murali-Mohan-Gurram
10. Computer and Eye: http://www.scribd.com/doc/133978149/Computer-and-Eye-Dr-Murali-Mohan-Gurram
11. The Conquerors: http://www.scribd.com/doc/133984218/The-Conquerors-Dr-Murali-Mohan-Gurram
12. Common eye problems in children: http://www.scribd.com/doc/133977543/Common-Eye-Problems-in-Children-Dr-Murali-Mohan-Gurram
13. Cataract Surgery: http://www.scribd.com/doc/133977072/Cataract-Surgery-Dr-Murali-Mohan-Gurram
14. Amazing Eye Facts: http://www.scribd.com/doc/133976499/Amazing-Eye-Facts-Dr-Murali-Mohan-Gurram
15. Amazing Animal Eyes: http://www.scribd.com/doc/133975829/Amazing-Animal-Eyes-Dr-Murali-Mohan-Gurram
1. Diabetic Retinopathy: 14-01-09. TV 5 ; “DIABETIC RETINOPATHY-Madhumeham, Kannu”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35HsR9JCa4k
2. Common Eye problems: 24-04-09. Sakshi TV. “COMMON EYE PROBLEMS- Sadharana Kanti Samasyalu”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJfcYTga9jU
3. Common Retinal Problems: 16-06-09. TV 1.
4. Glaucoma: 3-07-09. Sakshi TV. “GLAUCOMA-Neetikasula Vyadhi”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFEVTiH1vCg
5. Retinal problems: 19-12-2011. Gemini news. “RETINAL DISORDERS-Akshipatalam samasyalu”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOm3gaZWIug
6. Eye problems: 11-01-2012. Metro TV. “EYE DISEASES-Kanti samasyalu”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isznT3fLUKM
7. Retina Problems and Prevention: 25-04-12. Metro TV.
8. Glaucoma and other eye problems: 7-05-12. Gemini News. “GLAUCOMA AND OTHER EYE DISORDERS-Neetikasula Vyadhi”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZhlHwFzxUH4
9. Eye disorders: 1-10-12. Gemini News. “EYE DISORDERS-Kanti samasyalu”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCi2JZxfMMU
10. Retinal & Other Eye Problems: 28-06-13. Gemini News: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vxAXOCDkok