Doctor's Profile

Dr. Satish Thomas

Dr. Satish Thomas

Professor & HOD

MD (AIIMS), DNB, FICO (Sydney)

MD (AIIMS), DNB, FICO (Fellowship of International Council of Ophthalmology), Fellowship in Paediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus

Dr. Satish Thomas did his post-graduate Ophthalmology training (MD) from the prestigious Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi after completing his MBBS from Govt. Medical College Kottayam. He was also awarded the membership of National Academy of Medical Sciences (DNB, MNAMS) in Ophthalmology. He has superspecialized in Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus, being one of the first in the country to undergo the Orbis- Sankara Nethralaya Fellowship at the prestigious Sankara Nethralaya in Chennai. Dr. Satish was awarded the Fellowship of International Council of Ophthalmology in Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus following a stint at the Children's Hospital in Westmead, Sydney under Prof. Frank Martin. He was a faculty at Christian Medical College & Hospital Ludhiana for 15 years and was the Head of the Department there before moving to take up his current position at BCMCH in 2016.

Field Of Expertise

All anterior segment surgeries: Phacoemulsification, Small incision cataract surgery, trabeculectomy, glaucoma drainage devices, eyelid surgeries

Posterior segment procedures: Retinal lasers, intravireal injections

Specialty surgeries: Squint surgeries, Pediatric cataract surgery, ROP evaluation and lasers, Lacrimal probing, Ptosis sling surgery

Amblyopia diagnosis and management


Trained at the best Ophthalmic centres in India and abroad – AIIMS, Sankara Nethralaya, Royal Alexandria Children's Hospital in Sydney

One of the first ophthalmologists to be trained under the prestigious Orbis Pediatric Ophthalmology & Strabismus Fellowship in India under the best Pediatric Ophthalmologists in the world – Dr. Pradeep Sharma, Dr. T.S.Surendran, Scott Olitsky, Frank Martin

Set up Orbis Pediatric Ophthalmic Unit at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana

Was Head of the Department of Ophthalmology at Christian Medical College, Ludhiana

Has publications in 9 international and 10 national peer-reviewed journals

Is an invited speaker at National conferences on topics of pediatric ophthalmology, squint, amblyopia and ROP

Undergraduate and Postgraduate university examiner for students

Thesis guide for 7 postgraduate students, co-guide for 6 postgraduate students

Has performed more than 60 surgical eye camps in rural settings and mission hospitals of Punjab, Himachal, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Jammu and Uttar Pradesh out of commitment to serve the underprivileged sections of society