Dr. Sheila John

Head of Teleophthalmology Department E- Learning Department and Consultant Ophthalmologist
Sankara Nethralaya .Chennai – 600006.


Dr. Sheila John is a consultant ophthalmologist from 1991 at Sankara Nethralaya, Eye hospital Chennai, India. She has worked as a clinician and surgeon and performed cataract surgeries. She has experience in reporting ocular ultrasound and in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras for original research work on Tissue Characterization of Malignant Melanoma using wave spectral analysis that 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 national and 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. Tele-ophthalmology mobile van takes medical Services to the doorsteps of the underprivileged in rural India. Her current research work in Teleophthalmology has been published in national and international journals. She conducted many Teleophthalmology workshops in India and abroad to teach and train medical and non-medical staff to implement Teleophthalmology.