Dr. Shruti Kochar Maru

Consultant Cataract & Refractive Surgery, Head of the Department, Ophthalmology






10 years


CARE CHL Hospitals, Indore

Ophthalmologist In Indore


Dr. Shruti Kochar Maru is currently working as a consultant Ophthalmic surgeon, Head of the Department and Director at CARE CHL Hospitals, Indore. She serves as a specialist consultant to the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Indore. She completed her M.S. Ophthalmology at Pt. JNM Medical College, Raipur and then finished D.N.B Ophthalmology. She has finished her super-speciality training in LASIK, Cataract, and Neuro-ophthalmology from Narayana Nethralaya Bangalore and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London. She received a fellowship from the International Council of Ophthalmology (FICO).

She was awarded membership to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh MRCSEd (Ophth) in 2019. She has received awards for original research on various national and international platforms (DNS Choudhary Award 2016, Shiv Prasad Hardia Award 2017, Best paper award at ASCRS Washington DC 2018, AIOS International hero Award 2019, Best Video at Film Festival 2019).

Dr. Maru has cleared the NABH assessor course and is empanelled as an assessor by NABH. She has delivered faculty talks at various conferences. She has published her research work in various international journals and written book chapters for post-graduate Ophthalmology. She recently received two prestigious awards in Kyoto, Japan for best paper and best poster. He is the only ophthalmologist from Madhya Pradesh to win international awards for three consecutive years in a row.

Fields of Experience

  • Cataract
  • Cornea
  • Refractive
  • Keratoconus
  • Dry eye clinic
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
  • Oculoplasty
  • Medical Glaucoma
  • Medical Retina
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology
  • ROP Screening
  • Squint
  • Ocular Oncology

Research Presentations

Author of Textbook Chapter

  • Book Postgraduate Ophthalmology, Chapter title – Adaptive Optics in Ophthalmology

Thesis for the degree of M.S Opthalmology

  • A comparative study of final visual outcome between open- and closed-globe injuries in surgically treated traumatic cataract

Papers Presented- APACRS Kyoto Japan 2019

  • Role of dynamic real-time accommodation measurement and its implications
  • Differential Biomechanical Changes in LASIK Flap and Small-Incision Lenticule Extraction Cap at ASCRS 2018 Annual Meeting on Cataract, IOL and Refractive Surgery at Washington D.C., April 13-17, 2018
  • Study of Inflammatory Pathways and Predictors of Haze in Photorefractive Keratectomy at AIOC 2018, Coimbatore from 22nd February to 25th February 2018
  • How much spherical aberration a presbyope can accept and its application in presbyopic laser surgery at 41st MPSOS Annual conference took place on 6-7-8th October 2017 at Gwalior
  • ‘SAVER Study- Simulation by Adaptive Optics by Visual Experiment and tReatment in Presbyopia’ Abstract selected as Paper presentation at ARVO Annual Meeting, Global connections in vision research, May 7-11,2017 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  • ‘SAVER Study- Simulation by Adaptive Optics by Visual Experiment and tReatment in Presbyopia’ at APAO Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress, 1-5 March 2017, Singapore
  • Customized Ablation in Keratoconus for a targeted Corneal Asphericity: Q Protocol at APAO Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Congress, 1-5 March 2017, Singapore.


  • Histopathological evidence of central retinal artery occlusion secondary to angio-invasive fungal infections amidst SARS-CoV-2 pandemic in Indian Journal of ophthalmology; Sen M, Honavar SG, Bansal R, et al. Epidemiology, clinical profile, management, and outcome of COVID-19-associated rhino-orbital-cerebral Mucormycosis in 2826 patients in India - Collaborative OPAI-IJO Study on Mucormycosis in COVID-19 (COSMIC), Report 1. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2021;69(7):1670-1692. doi:10.4103/ijo.IJO_1565_21
  • Corneal Biomechanics: A Paradigm shift in Studying Corneal Pathology Shruti Kochar Maru, Tushar Grover, Rohit Shetty Corneal Biomechanics: A Paradigm shift in Studying Corneal Pathology.DJO 2017;27:202-208; Shetty R, Kochar S, Grover T, Khamar P, Kusumgar P, Sainani K, Sinha Roy A. Repeatability of a Commercially Available Adaptive Optics Visual Simulator and Aberrometer in Normal and Keratoconic Eyes. J Refract Surg. 2017 Nov 1;33(11):769-772. doi: 10.3928/1081597X-20170718-02. PubMed PMID: 29117417
  • Shetty N, Kochar S, Paritekar P, Artal P, Shetty R, Nuijts RMMA, Webers CAB, Sinha Roy A. Patient-specific determination of change in ocular spherical aberration to improve near and intermediate visual acuity of presbyopic eyes. J Biophotonics. 2019 Apr;12(4): e201800259. doi: 10.1002/jbio.201800259. Epub 2018 Dec 9. PubMed PMID: 30381915; Israni N, Kochar S, Paryani M, Shah S, Bhatnaga S.
  • Deciphering the enigma of astigmatism in cataract surgery. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2022;70(9):3431-3432. doi:10.4103/ijo.IJO_1096_22; Israni N, Kochar S.
  • Ten commandments for biometry in tricky situations. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2022;70(9):3431. doi:10.4103/ijo.IJO_1084_22; Israni N, Thomas R, Kochar S.
  • Make in India: Normative data for automated perimetry. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2022;70(3):1074. doi:10.4103/ijo.IJO_430_22; Israni N, Kochar S.
  • Hocus pocus: Breaking the curse of presbyopia. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2022;70(8):3166. doi:10.4103/ijo.IJO_1086_22.


  • Master of Surgery (MS) Ophthalmology
  • DNB Ophthalmology
  • Long term Fellowship in Phacoemulsification and Refractive Surgery
  • FAICO -Refractive Surgery for the year 2017
  • Observership at Moorfields Eye Hospital in Neuro-ophthalmology and glaucoma
  • International Council of Ophthalmology examination MRCSEd (Ophthalmology)
  • Member of Royal College of Surgeon

Awards and Recognitions

  • Best Paper at ASCRS 2018 Annual Meeting on Cataract, IOL, and Refractive Surgery at Washington D.C., April 13-17, 2018
  • Shiv Prasad Hardia Award for Best Paper in Refractive Surgery at AIOC 2017 All India Ophthalmological Conference 16th to 19th February 2017, Jaipur, India
  • Best paper in Cornea Session, Refractive Surgery Session & Prof. DNS Chaudhary Award {Overall best paper of the conference), M.P. State Ophthalmic Conference 21st to 23rd October 2016, Bhopal, India
  • Best Paper in Refractive Surgery –during 41st MPSOS Annual conference took place on 6-7-8th October 2017 at Gwalior
  • Publications in International and National Journals; Invited talks and Instruction Courses at International/National and State Conferences.

Languages Known

Hindi & English

Fellow Membership

  • Long-term Fellowship in Phacoemulsification and Refractive Surgery (from Narayana Nethralaya, Bangalore, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences)
  • FAICO (Fellow of All India Ophthalmological Society in Refractive Surgery)
  • Observership in medical glaucoma and neuro-ophthalmology from Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
  • Fellow of International Council of Ophthalmology. MCI Registration Number -MCI/ 12 – 42563, Medical Council of India, New Delhi
  • Member of AIOS (All India Ophthalmological Society)
  • ASCRS (American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery)
  • ESCRS (European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery)
  • APACRS (Asia-Pacific Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgery) Karnataka, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh State Ophthalmic Societies

Past Positions

  • 3 years in Government Medical College Raipur
  • 2 years in Narayana Nethralaya Bangalore
  • 1 year as Consultant Cataract and Refractive Surgery at Vasan Eye Care
  • Bangalore from May 2017 to May 2018

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