Dr Aparna Raniga
Dr. Raniga is a Glaucoma Specialist and Surgeon
Dr. Raniga is a Glaucoma Specialist and Surgeon. She has a special interest in Trabeculectomy, Tube Shunts, Laser Glaucoma surgery & Deep Sclerectomy and specialises in UBM (Ultrasound). Dr Raniga is a Cataract Surgeon with a special interest in patients with cataracts combined with glaucoma and Uveitis. She is a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists.
Dr Raniga consults at Eye and Laser Surgeons, Bondi Junction and Miranda. She undertakes surgery at Sydney Surgical Centre, Randwick and Kareena Hospital, Miranda.
After graduating in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand in 2006, Dr Raniga completed two years of basic medical and surgical residency followed by two years as a non-vocational Ophthalmology registrar at Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand. During this time, she authored the Ophthalmic Emergency Guide for Christchurch Hospital, New Zealand. In 2010, she commenced advanced vocational training with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists, which she completed in 2015.
The first of her two Glaucoma Fellowships was at the world-renowned Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland, where she had intensive training in the diagnosis and management of glaucoma and uveitis. Under the guidance of Professor Iliev she gained expertise in non-penetrating glaucoma surgery, in particular deep sclerectomy. She trained in the diagnosis and management of uveitis with Associate Professor Tappeiner.
In 2016, Dr Raniga took up the Sydney Eye Hospital Eye Casualty Senior Registrar position before moving to the Ivey Eye Institute, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada to undertake her second Glaucoma Fellowship. Under the guidance of Associate Professors Tingey and Motolko, she received extensive training in the comprehensive medical and surgical management of adult glaucoma.
Dr Raniga is actively involved in research and has recently set up a randomized controlled clinical trial investigating the use of laser (SLT) in treatment naïve glaucoma patients at the Ivey Eye Institute, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada. She has written several peer-reviewed publications and has presented at multiple conferences.
Dr Raniga takes pride in keeping up-to-date, bringing the latest evidence and advances in ophthalmology to her patients by attending local and international meetings. Dr Raniga is committed to ongoing education and has commenced a Masters in Public Health with the University of Sydney in 2018.
Dr Raniga understands the importance of listening to her patients, discussing treatment options in detail and tailoring the best evidence based care to individual patients needs. Besides English, Dr Raniga is fluent in French and Hindi, Telugu, Marathi and Gujarati.
Aparna has numerous publications to her credit. These include:
- Comparison of ICare tonometry to Goldman tonometry for the measurement of intraocular pressure changes following intravitreal anti-VEGF injection. Raniga A, Hui M, Wedad S, Fraser Bell S and Clement C. Clin Exp Ophthalmol.2018 Feb 14. doi: 10.1111/ceo.13174. [Epub ahead of print]
- A recurrence of the Splendore-Hoeppli phenomenon. Raniga A and Weatherhead RG. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology 2010;38(6):647-648
- Effect-site half-time for burst suppression is longer than for hypnosis during anaesthesia with sevoflurane. Kennedy RR, Minto C, Seethepalli A. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2008 Jan;100(1):72-7
- Dietary supplement use in the prevention of age-related macular degeneration progression. Raniga A and Elder MJ. New Zealand Medical Journal July 2009;122(1299):32-7.
- Emergency Department Ophthalmology Guidelines. Raniga A and Elder MJ. Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand 2007.