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Year : 1989  |  Volume : 37  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 105


Madras, India

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Agarwal J. Obituary. Indian J Ophthalmol 1989;37:105

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Dr. T.T. Ramalingam expired on 10th May, 1988. He passed MBBS in 1937 and served the Indian Army IMS/IAMC from 1940 to 1946. He served as captain and graded specialist in ophthalmology holding independent charge of ophthalmic unit. He joined the provincial service in 1946 and retired in 1966 after getting an extension of service for three years. He served the Government Ophthalmic Hospital from 1946 to 1968 as an Assistant Professor, Resident Medical Officer, As­sistant Superintendent and as Superintendent from 1956. He served as Honarary Surgeon on Government request from 1966 to 1968. During his service he organised the Eye Bank and did corneal grafting along with late Dr. R.E.S. Kuthayya and organised the Opticians Course. He planned the new Out Patient Block and additional wards. He performed all major surgery like corneal grafting, retinal detachment and removal of intra ocular parasites. He was the first in India to operate and remove live intraocular cysticercus worm and a live in­traocular filarial worm. He organised and conducted more than forty eye camps and started the Eye Glass Bank for poor patients in the hospital. He was deputed by the Government on a study tour to U.K., France, Switzerland and Belgium where he visited advanced ophthalmic centres.

He wrote a thesis on Corneal grafting and published reports of rare and interesting cases seen in the hospital. He read a paper in the International Congress of Ophthalmology in 1962. He had the good future of serving eminent politicians and Chief Ministers of India. He was consultant to Chakravar­thy Rajagopalachary and family, Periyor E.V. Ramaswamy, President Dr. S. Radhakrishnan and others.


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