Maanasa Indaram, MD


Dr. Maanasa Indaram is an ophthalmologist who specializes in treating adults and children with strabismus, a condition of misaligned eyes that has a number of causes. She manages strabismus with glasses, injections of botulinum toxin (Botox) or eye muscle surgery. Her expertise and interests also include eye movement disorders, cataracts, glaucoma, amblyopia (lazy eye), ptosis (drooping upper eyelid), dermoid cysts of the eye and retinopathy of prematurity (a potentially blinding disease affecting some premature babies).

Indaram earned her medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine. She then completed a residency in ophthalmology at UCSF, followed by a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts Eye and Ear, both affiliates of Harvard Medical School’s ophthalmology department.

Indaram is a member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Frederick C. Cordes Eye Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.


Pediatric Ophthalmology
1825 Fourth St., Fifth Floor, Suite M5324
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-2800

Conditions & Treatments

  • Amblyopia
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Cataracts
  • Eye Motility Disorders
  • Nystagmus
  • Strabismus

More about Maanasa Indaram


Duke University School of Medicine 2012


UCSF, Ophthalmology 2016


Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus 2017

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Peiris TJ, Indaram M, Koo E, Soul JS, Hunter DG. Congenital muscular dystrophy-dystroglycanopathy, type A, featuring bilateral retinal dysplasia and vertical angle kappa. J AAPOS. 2018 Mar 16.
  2. Indaram M, VanderVeen DK. Postoperative Refractive Errors Following Pediatric Cataract Extraction with Intraocular Lens Implantation. Semin Ophthalmol. 2018; 33(1):51-58.
  3. Indaram M, Agarwal S, Yonekawa Y. Exudative Vitreoretinopathy in Dyskeratosis Congenita. Ophthalmology. 2017 08; 124(8):1246.
  4. Ayalew M, Tilahun Y, Holsclaw D, Indaram M, Stoller NE, Keenan JD, Rose-Nussbaumer J. Penetrating Keratoplasty at a Tertiary Referral Center in Ethiopia: Indications and Outcomes. Cornea. 2017 Jun; 36(6):665-668.
  5. DeParis SW, Goldberg AN, Indaram M, Grumbine FL, Kersten RC, Vagefi MR. Paranasal Sinus Mucocele as a Late Complication of Dacryocystorhinostomy. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 May/Jun; 33(3S Suppl 1):S23-S24.
  6. Indaram M, Ma W, Zhao L, Fariss RN, Rodriguez IR, Wong WT. 7-Ketocholesterol increases retinal microglial migration, activation, and angiogenicity: a potential pathogenic mechanism underlying age-related macular degeneration. Sci Rep. 2015 Mar 16; 5:9144.
  7. Indaram M, Agrón E, Clemons TE, Sperduto RD, Wong WT, Ferris FL, Chew EY. Changes in lens opacities on the age-related eye disease study grading scale predict progression to cataract surgery and vision loss: age-related eye disease study report no. 34. Ophthalmology. 2015 May; 122(5):888-96.
  8. Indaram M, Ali FS, Levin MH. In search of a treatment for radiation-induced optic neuropathy. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2015 Jan; 17(1):325.
  9. Toy BC, Krishnadev N, Indaram M, Cunningham D, Cukras CA, Chew EY, Wong WT. Drusen regression is associated with local changes in fundus autofluorescence in intermediate age-related macular degeneration. Am J Ophthalmol. 2013 Sep; 156(3):532-42.e1.
  10. Henry SC, Traver M, Daniell X, Indaram M, Oliver T, Taylor GA. Regulation of macrophage motility by Irgm1. J Leukoc Biol. 2010 Feb; 87(2):333-43.
  11. Henry SC, Daniell XG, Burroughs AR, Indaram M, Howell DN, Coers J, Starnbach MN, Hunn JP, Howard JC, Feng CG, Sher A, Taylor GA. Balance of Irgm protein activities determines IFN-gamma-induced host defense. J Leukoc Biol. 2009 May; 85(5):877-85.
  12. Henry SC, Daniell X, Indaram M, Whitesides JF, Sempowski GD, Howell D, Oliver T, Taylor GA. Impaired macrophage function underscores susceptibility to Salmonella in mice lacking Irgm1 (LRG-47). J Immunol. 2007 Nov 15; 179(10):6963-72.

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