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Ramsudha Narala, M.D.

“It is an honor to partner with my patients to restore and preserve their sight. I recognize the incredible impact vision has on quality of life.”


We are delighted to welcome Dr. Ramsudha Narala to the Pacific Eye Institute team. Board-certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, she specializes in retinal surgery and ocular oncology.

Dr. Narala is committed to providing expert and compassionate care to her patients, to the degree that, during her residency, she earned the Award for Patient Excellence. She is a member of the American Society of Retina Specialists and the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Her credits include numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and presentations at national conferences. As a retinal surgeon, her specific interests include macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease, retinal detachment repair, macular hole surgery, and epiretinal membrane surgery. In the realm of ocular oncology, she manages conditions including ocular melanoma, hemangioma, metastatic cancer to the eye, iris tumors, conjunctival melanoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.

Her technical expertise and commitment to patient care make for a dynamic combination that is sure to resonate with Pacific Eye Institute’s patients and team alike.

Education & Training

Saint Louis University Saint Louis, Missouri, B.A. Biological Sciences

Medical School:
Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri Medical Doctorate

Loyola University Medical Center Preliminary Medicine Chicago, Illinois

Loyola University Medical Center Chicago, Illinois
6/2014 – 6/2015

Kresge Eye Institute, Wayne State Univ/Detroit Medical Center
Detroit, Michigan
6/2015 – 6/2017

University of Southern California Roski Eye Institute Los Angeles, California
Chief Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellow
7/2017 – 7/2019

Stanford University Byers Eye Institute Palo Alto, California
Ocular Oncology Fellow
7/2019 – 1/2020

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Retinal Specialists (ASRS)
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society


  1. Narala R, Mruthyunjaya P. Commentary to “Conservative management of ciliary body mass with associated intraocular inflammation” (Retina-218-2193)” (the “Work”). RETINA The Journal of Retinal and Vitreous
  1. Narala R, Liu L, Skalet A, Mruthyunjaya P. “Radiation Retinopathy” in OCT and OCT Angiography in Retinal Disorders,
  1. Narala R, Ameri H, Humayun MS. Argus II retinal prosthesis implantation in a patient with history of strabismus surgery. Manuscript accepted to Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging
  1. Narala R, Nassiri N, K Chaesik, M Christian, Padidam S, Abrams GW. Outcomes of repeat pars plana vitrectomy after failed surgery for proliferative vitreoretinopathy. Retina Dec 11 2017.
  1. Narala R, Kim J, Berry J. Change in central retinal thickness on optical coherence tomography in patients with retinoblastoma pre- and post- intravitreal melphalan injection. Ophthalmology Retina Oct
  1. Narala R. Jogachi K, Berry J. Localized toxicity from intraocular chemotherapy in retinoblastoma. Advances in Ophthalmology and Optometry 2018 by Dr. Myron
  1. Narala R, Scarinci F, Shaarawy A, Simonett JM, Flaxel CJ, Fawzi AA. Longitudinal quantitative evaluation of photoreceptor volume following repair of macula-off retinal detachment. Retina 2016. Aug;36(8):1432-8
  1. Scarini F, Shaarawy A, Narala R, Fawzi A, Jampol L. Loss of external limiting membrane integrity predicts progression of hydroxychloroquine retinal toxicity after drug discontinuation. Retina 2016. Oct;36(10):1951-1957
  1. Ruiz-Garcia H, Narala R, McDonnell E, Heussen F, Sadda S. Comparison of choroidal visibility and thickness measurements using two spectral domain optical coherence tomography instruments with different wavelength light sources. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science 2011. April;52:2861.
  1. McDonnel EC, Heussen FM, Ruiz-Garcia G, Ouyang Y, Narala R, Walsh AC, Sadda SR. Effect of anti-VEGF treatment on choroidal thickness over time in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Eur J Ophthalmol 2014. Nov-Dec;24(6):897-903
  1. Lo D, Heussen F, Ho HK, Narala R, Gasperini J, Bertoni B, Na M, Walsh AC, Fawzi AA. Structural and functional implications of severe foveal dystopia in epiretinal membranes. Retina 2012. Feb;32(2):340-348
  1. Heussen FM, Ouyang Y, McDonnel EC, Narala R, Ruiz-Garcia H, Walsh AC, Sadda SR. Comparison of manually corrected retinal thickness measurements from multiple spectral-domain optical coherence tomography instruments. Br J Ophthalmol 2012. Mar;96(3):380- 385.

Awards & Achievements

  • Chief Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellow, 2018-2019
  • Guest Lecturer Honorarium Kresge Eye Institute OKAP review lecture series – 2018
  • Resident Teacher of the Year Award – 2017
  • Highest Resident OKAP Score Award – 2017
  • Heed Foundation Resident Retreat – 2017
  • Hanna Obertynski Best Published Paper Award – 2016
  • Highest Resident OKAP Score Award 2016
  • Michigan State Society Eye Physicians and Surgeons Advocacy Ambassador – 2016/17
  • Illinois State Society Eye Physicians and Surgeons Advocacy Ambassador – 2015
  • Loyola University Magistar Award for Patient Excellence – 2013
  • Alpha Omega Alpha – 2013
  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine Scholarship – 2009-2013

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