Durham, NC 27710
Evaluation, diagnosis, and management of patients with ocular cancers, including anterior segment and vascular tumors, uveal melanoma, retinoblastoma, and ocular metastases; ophthalmic ultrasound; ocular biopsy; multimodality treatments including tumor resection, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy; diagnosis and surgical treatment of diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular disease, complex retinal detachments
Dr. Mruthyunjaya specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance of patients with ocular cancers and advanced retinal diseases. He is fellowship trained in both Vitreoretinal surgery and Ocular Oncology. He is skilled at performing complex retinal surgical procedures including repair of retinal detachments, epiretinal membrane peeling, macular hole surgery, and surgery for diabetic retinopathy. He has extensive expertise in small-gauge vitrectomy and is adept at using the latest technologies to optimize surgical outcomes. He cares for patients with diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, ocular inflammation, and macular holes.
As the Ocular Oncologist for the Duke Eye Center, Dr. Mruthyunjaya serves patients from across the 5 state region and across the country. He provides compassionate and individualized care for patients with suspected or confirmed ocular cancers involving the conjunctiva, iris, vitreous, retina, and choroid--in adults and children. Many of his patients are treated for ocular melanoma, lymphoma, retinoblastoma, and metastatic lesions found in the eye. He performs complex diagnostic procedures including biopsies of small ocular tumors and surgeries to treat malignant cancers including vitrectomy, retinal injections of chemotherapy, plaque radiation therapy, and lesion excision surgeries. He is a member of the Duke Cancer Institute which gives him unprecedented access to experts in oncology at Duke for collaborative care for his patients.
His research interests are in translational therapies in ocular oncology in particular use of targeted drug therapy in ocular melanomas and retinoblastomas. He is interested in the use of predictive modelling to define survival characteristics in ocular cancers. He has focused on identifying novel patterns in health care delivery and in new techniques for vitreoretinal surgery and ocular imaging to diagnose complex retinal conditions.
He is a member of numerous societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Retina Society (elected member), American Society of Retina Specialists, International Society of Ocular Oncology, and the North Carolina Retina Club among others. He has been award the Achievement Award by the American Academy of Ophthalmology along with other honors including the Heed and AOS Knapp fellowships, the Edward K Isby Jr. Award for excellence in residency training, the Hornaday Fellow Award, and the Ronald G. Michels Foundation Fellowship.
He is actively involved in numerous Ophthalmology Organizations and has been an invited speaker and moderator at state, national and international meetings in both Ocular Oncology and Vitreoretinal diseases. He is an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology and has been invited to design future curriculum for Board eligibility. He has been named one of the Best Doctors in America since 2012.
Dr. Mruthyunjaya is dedicated to teaching the next generation of outstanding ophthalmologists and retinal specialists at Duke. He works closely with Ocular Pathologists to enhance training across specialities. He is also director of Medical Education to help improve the quality of care by eye care specialists across the region.
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.
Lin, P; Mruthyunjaya, P. Retinal manifestations of oncologic and hematologic conditions. International Ophthalmology Clinics. 2012;52:67-91. (2012) Abstract
Day, S; Acquah, K; Lee, PP; Mruthyunjaya, P; Sloan, FA. Medicare costs for neovascular age-related macular degeneration, 1994-2007. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2011;152:1014-1020. (2011) Abstract
Day, S; Acquah, K; Mruthyunjaya, P; Grossman, DS; Lee, PP; Sloan, FA. Ocular complications after anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy in Medicare patients with age-related macular degeneration. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2011;152:266-272. (2011) Abstract
DeCroos, FC; Garg, P; Reddy, AK; Sharma, A; Krishnaiah, S; Mungale, M; Mruthyunjaya, P; Hyderabad Endophthalmitis Research Group. Optimizing diagnosis and management of nocardia keratitis, scleritis, and endophthalmitis: 11-year microbial and clinical overview. Ophthalmology. 2011;118:1193-1200. (2011) Abstract
Handler, MZ; Mruthyunjaya, P; Nelson, K. Melanoma-associated retinopathy: a presenting sign of metastatic disease. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2011;65:e9-11. (2011) Abstract
Pepple, K; Mruthyunjaya, P. Retinal pigment epithelial detachments in age-related macular degeneration: classification and therapeutic options. Seminars in Ophthalmology. 2011;26:198-208. (2011) Abstract
Stewart, JM; Srivastava, SK; Fung, AE; Mahmoud, TH; Telander, DG; Hariprasad, SM; Ober, MD; Mruthyunjaya, P. Bacterial contamination of needles used for intravitreal injections: a prospective, multicenter study. Ocular Immunology and Inflammation. 2011;19:32-38. (2011) Abstract
Chang, L; Mruthyunjaya, P; Rodriguez-Rosa, RE; Freedman, SF. Postoperative cilioretinal artery occlusion in Sturge Weber-associated glaucoma. Journal of American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2010;14:358-360. (2010) Abstract
Day, S; Grossman, DS; Mruthyunjaya, P; Sloan, FA; Lee, PP. One-year outcomes after retinal detachment surgery among medicare beneficiaries. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2010;150:338-345. (2010) Abstract
Ehlers, JP; Gupta, PK; Farsiu, S; Maldonado, R; Kim, T; Toth, CA; Mruthyunjaya, P. Evaluation of contrast agents for enhanced visualization in optical coherence tomography. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 2010;51:6614-6619. (2010) Abstract
Mehta, H; Hungerford, JL; Gartry, DS; Herbert, HM; Mruthyunjaya, P. Transpositional Autokeratoplasty in a Patient with Unilateral Choroidal Melanoma and Contralateral Exposure Keratopathy. Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers and Imaging. 2010;1-3. (2010) Abstract
Bearelly, S; Mruthyunjaya, P; Tzeng, JP; Suñer, IJ; Shea, AM; Lee, JT; Kowalski, JW; Curtis, LH; Schulman, KA; Lee, PP. Identification of patients with diabetic macular edema from claims data: a validation study. Archives of Ophthalmology. 2008;126:986-989. (2008) Abstract
Scott, AW; Cummings, TJ; Kirkpatrick, JP; Mruthyunjaya, P. Choroidal metastasis of follicular thyroid adenocarcinoma diagnosed by 25-gauge transretinal biopsy. Annals of Ophthalmology. 2008;40:110-112. (2008) Abstract
Sagoo, MS; Mruthyunjaya, P; Cree, I; Luthert, PJ; Hungerford, JL. Malignant transformation of iris melanocytoma to iris ring melanoma. British Journal of Ophthalmology. 2007;91:1571-1572. (2007) Abstract
Mruthyunjaya, P; Khalatbari, D; Yang, P; Stinnett, S; Tano, R; Ashton, P; Guo, H; Nazzaro, M; Jaffe, GJ. Efficacy of low-release-rate fluocinolone acetonide intravitreal implants to treat experimental uveitis. Archives of Ophthalmology. 2006;124:1012-1018. (2006) Abstract
Mruthyunjaya, P; Wirostko, WJ; Chandrashekhar, R; Stinnett, S; Lai, JC; Deramo, V; Tang, J; Dev, S; Postel, EA; Connor, TB; Fekrat, S. Central retinal vein occlusion in patients treated with long-term warfarin sodium (Coumadin) for anticoagulation. Retina: the Journal of Retinal and Vitreous Diseases. 2006;26:285-291. (2006) Abstract
Cahill, MT; Mruthyunjaya, P; Bowes Rickman, C; Toth, CA. Recurrence of retinal pigment epithelial changes after macular translocation with 360 degrees peripheral retinectomy for geographic atrophy. Archives of Ophthalmology. 2005;123:935-938. (2005) Abstract
Mruthyunjaya, P; Stinnett, SS; Toth, CA. Impact of fluorescein angiographic characteristics of macular lesions on outcomes after macular translocation 360 degree surgery in eyes with age-related macular degeneration. Retina: the Journal of Retinal and Vitreous Diseases. 2005;25:597-607. (2005) Abstract
Mruthyunjaya, P; Stinnett, SS; Toth, CA. Change in visual function after macular translocation with 360 degrees retinectomy for neovascular age-related macular degeneration. Ophthalmology. 2004;111:1715-1724. (2004) Abstract
Mruthyunjaya, P; Jumper, JM; McCallum, R; Patel, DJ; Cox, TA; Jaffe, GJ. Diagnostic yield of vitrectomy in eyes with suspected posterior segment infection or malignancy. Ophthalmology. 2002;109:1123-1129. (2002) Abstract
Sridhar, MS; Sharma, S; Reddy, MK; Mruthyunjay, P; Rao, GN. Clinicomicrobiological review of Nocardia keratitis. Cornea. 1998;17:17-22. (1998) Abstract
Mruthyunjaya, P; Meyer, DR. Juvenile xanthogranuloma of the lacrimal sac fossa. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 1997;123:400-402. (1997) Abstract
Mruthyunjaya, P; Simon, JW; Pickering, JD; Lininger, LL. Subjective and objective outcomes of strabismus surgery in children. Journal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 1996;33:167-170. (1996) Abstract