Dr Aparna Raniga
Dr Aparna Raniga is a Sydney based Ophthalmologist and a Fellow of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. She is a comprehensive Ophthalmologist with subspecialist training in glaucoma, cataract and uveitis. Dr Raniga offers laser treatment for glaucoma and specializes in advanced glaucoma surgery, specifically trabeculectomy, deep sclerectomy and tube shunt surgery. She is also extensively trained in cataract surgery in glaucoma patients.
Dr Raniga consults at Nexus Eyecare Norwest and South Western Eye Care Bankstown. She undertakes surgery at the Hospital for Specialist Surgery in Bella Vista.
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.