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Indiranagar, Bangalore 560008

Dr Sanghamitra Burman


  • Dr. Sanghamitra Burman is a highly qualified and experienced Consultant Eye Surgeon in Bangalore, India.
  • She is a Fellowship trained specialist in Cornea, Cataract, Implant and Laser Refractive Surgery.
  • In a career spanning over 20 years, she has performed hundreds of corneal transplants and thousands of cataract and refractive surgical procedures.
  • Her areas of special interest include LASIK/laser vision correction, keratoconus treatment, cataract and ICL/refractive lens surgery, corneal transplantation/keratoplasty, limbal stem cell transplantation, ocular surface disorders and reconstruction, corneal trauma and infections, keratoprosthesis (artificial cornea) and contact lenses.
  • Her experience runs the gamut from sight-threatening corneal diseases to sight-restoring surgical procedures of the cornea and anterior segment. With over two decade’s involvement in cornea and anterior segment disease she has successfully treated hundreds of patients with severe damage to the cornea as well as prevented severe vision loss in numerous others.



FRCS Ophthalmology Oct 2001 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, UK
ICO I -II Mar 2001 International Council of Ophthalmology, Cambridge
D.N.B. Diplomate of the National Board (Gold Medal) May 2000 National Board of Examinations, New Delhi
M.D. Ophthalmology Jan 2000 All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi
M.B.B.S. Dec 1996 Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Pondicherry


Professional Experience

Vasan Eye Care Hospital, Bangalore Senior Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgery Service
Apollo Hospitals, Bangalore India Senior Consultant ophthalmic Surgeon
LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad Senior Consultant Cornea, Refractive and Anterior segment Service
Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK Fellow (Specialist Registrar)- Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery Service
Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK Fellow (Specialist Registrar)- Cataract and Anterior segment Service
Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton UK Short term Fellowship – MOOKP Unit
St Pauls Eye Unit, Liverpool, UK Clinical Attachment – Cornea and Glaucoma Unit
L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad Research associate – Ocular Immunology and Stem Cell Lab
Sadhuram Eye Hospital, Hyderabad Senior Assistant Ophthalmic Surgeon
Sankara Nethralaya, Medical Research Foundation, Chennai Fellow – Phacoemulsification and Advanced Microsurgery
Aravind Eye Hospital , Madurai Fellow – Cornea, External Eye Disease & Refractive surgery
RP Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi, India Post Graduate / Junior Resident

  • Dr Sanghamitra Burman completed fellowship training in Cornea and External Diseases at Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai followed by the Sir Ratan Tata fellowship in advanced phacoemulsification from Sankara Netralaya, Chennai. Both of which are foremost and amongst the top 5 Eye Hospitals in India.
  • Following a brief attachment at St. Pauls Eye Unit, Liverpool UK she was the first Indian Ophthalmologist from India, to meritoriously secure and successfully complete dual Higher Speciality Training Cornea and Refractive Surgery Fellowships at the world renowned Moorfield’s Eye Hospital, London, UK.
  • Dr Sanghamitra Burman has gained extensive experience in the field of Refractive Laser Vision Correction, Cataract Surgery, Ocular Surface and Corneal Transplant Surgery at Moorfield’s Eye Hospital in London, where she pursued Advanced Clinical and Surgical Fellowships between 2003 and 2006. A unique accomplishment that provides a high level of expertise, second to none.
  • At Moorfield’s she learned the fine art and the complex science of advanced diagnosis and management of complicated anterior segment eye problems under the tutelage of John Dart, Julian Stevens, Frank Larkin and Vincenzo Maurino who are amongst the most respected cornea specialists in the world.
  • Dr Sanghamitra has developed superior techniques in LASIK and Cataract surgery, which deliver high rates of success for patients in her care. In addition she adds careful preoperative screening criteria and aggressive postoperative attention to create a high level of safety for each patient she encounters.
  • She has obtained further key experience in ocular surface reconstruction and artificial corneal surgery (keratoprosthesis) at Moorfield’s and had the rare opportunity of receiving training in Osteo-odonto keratoprosthesis (OOKP) surgery from Sussex Eye Hospital, Brighton, UK.



  • Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine – Institute of Lasers and Aesthetic Medicine (ILAMED, New Delhi and Graefswald University of Germany) Jun 2015
  • Femtosecond Cataract , LASIK and Therapeutic Applications – Hands-on Victus (Bausch & Lomb) course, ESCRS, London 2014
  • MD Alternative Medicine , IBAM, May 2014
  • Modified OsteoOdontoKeratoProsthesis (MOOKP) – 3 month fellowship, Mar-July, 2006, Sussex Eye hospital, Brighton, UK
  • Fellowship in Cornea, External Eye diseases and Refractive Surgery. Moorfields Eye Hospital, London UK
  • Scleral lenses – July 2006, Hertfordshire, UK
  • Alphacor implantation – ASCRS 2006, San Francisco, USA
  • INTACS – surgical skills course, ESCRS 2006, Monte Carlo
  • Phakic IOLs Artisan Verisyse and Visian ICL– surgical skills course, ESCRS, 2006, Monte Carlo
  • Moorfields CustomVue Course (AMO/VISX), 6 Dec 2005, London.
  • Moorfields Basic and Advanced LASIK Course, 7 & 8 Dec 2005, London
  • Fellowship in Cataract and Anterior Segment Services, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London, UK
  • Techniques in Lamellar keratoplasty – AAO, 2004, New Orleans. USA
  • Sir Ratan Tata Fellowship in Phacoemulsification and Advanced Microsurgery, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai.
  • Cornea Fellowship, Aravind Eye care System, Madurai, India.



  1. Invited faculty in national and international conferences over the years.
  2. Instruction Course leader in ESCRS (European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery), Barcelona 2015.
  3. Instruction Course leader in ESCRS, London 2014.
  4. Reviewer Clinical Ophthalmology
  5. Awarded Best Paperof the Session (Cornea), AIOS, Bangalore, 2008
  6. Special Mention Awards at ASCRS, San Francisco, 2006
  7. Poster Winner at ASCRS, San Francisco, 2006
  8. Awarded Best Paper of the Session (Orbit), AIOS Ahmedabad, 2002.
  9. First recipient of the G. Venkataswamy Gold Medal in Ophthalmology, in the Diplomate of National Board Examination, Jan 2000.
  10. Highest Scoring MD Thesis, AIIMS, New Delhi, 2000.
  11. Awarded Certificate of Honour in Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology during MBBS JIPMER, 1995
  12. Awarded Distinction in Pathology, Microbiology and PSM, MBBS, JIPMER, 1994
  13. Vice President of JIPMER Students Association, 1994



  • Medical Council of India
  • General Medical Council UK
  • Karnataka Medical Council
  • Tamil Nadu Medical Council
  • Royal College Of Physicians And Surgeons Of Glasgow, UK
  • Member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • National Academy of Medical Sciences, India
  • All India Ophthalmological Society
  • Delhi Ophthalmological Society
  • Karnataka Ophthalmic Society
  • Bangalore Ophthalmic Society
  • Cornea Society of India



Peer Review Journals

  1. 1. Burman S. Cataract Surgery and Ocular Surface Disease. CRST Europe, Sep 2015
  2. Burman S, SangwanV.Cultivatedlimbal stem cell transplantation for ocular surface reconstruction. ClinOphthalmol. 2008 Sep;2(3):489-502.
  3. Sangwan VS, Burman S, Tejwani S, Mahesh SP, Murthy R. Amniotic membrane transplantation- A review of current indications in the management of ophthalmic disorders. Indian Journal of ophthalmology 2007; 55(4): 251- 60.
  4. Murthy R, Honavar SG, Vemuganti GK, Naik M, Burman S. Isolated giant xanthogranuloma of the orbit. Indian Journal of ophthalmology 2007; 55(2): 156-8.
  5. Murthy R, Honavar SG, Vemuganti GK, Naik M, Burman S. Polycystic echinococcosis of the orbit. American Journal of Ophthalmology 2005 Sep;140(3):561-3.
  6. Murthy R, Honavar SG, Burman S, Vemuganti GK, Naik M, Reddy VA. Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in the Management of Sebaceous Gland Carcinoma of the Eyelid With Regional Lymph Node Metastasis. Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery 2005 Jul;21(4):307-309.
  7. Sangwan VS, Burman S. Cataract surgery in Stevens-Johnson syndrome. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2005 Apr;(31):460-2.
  8. Sangwan VS, Surender P, Burman S. Cataract surgery in patients with Mooren’s ulcer. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2005 Feb;31(2):359-62.
  9. Murthy R, Vemuganti GK, Honavar SG, Burman S, Naik MN, Parthasaradhi A. Ocular surface squamous neoplasia in Papillon Le fevre syndrome. Am J Ophthalmol. 2005 Jan;139(1):207-209.
  10. Burman S, Tejwani S, Vemuganti GK, Gopinathan U, Sangwan VS. Ophthalmic applications of preserved human amniotic membrane – a review of current indications. Cell Tissue Bank. 2004;5(3):161-75.
  11. Srinivasan M, Burman S, George C, Nirmalan PK. Non- contact lens related Acanthamoeba keratitis at a tertiary care centre in South India – implications for eye care programs in the region. Med Sci Monit 2003. Apr;9(4):CR125-9.

Text Book Chapters

  1. Herpes Simplex Keratitis
  2. Amniotic Membrane Transplantation
  3. Ocular Surface Reconstruction