Dr Parthasarathi Kalaiselvan
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Dr Parthasarathi Kalaiselvan

  • PhD in Optometry, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2019
  • Master of Optometry & Ophthalmic Technology, NIMS University, Rajasthan, India, 2014
  • Post Graduate Fellowship, Clinical Optometry, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India, 2008
  • Bachelor of Optometry, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Maniap, India, 2007
Medicine & Health
School of Optometry and Vision Science

Dr Parthasarathi Kalaiselvan is a Lecturer and Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the School of Optometry and Vision Science (SOVS), UNSW Sydney. He has a keen interest in translational research in clinical optometry, having done work to move from basic research to animal model validations and finally into human clinical research. He draws upon his experiences with patients to guide the end goals of his research and has assembled an international collaborative research network. His research focuses on the contact lens and anterior ocular surface, tear film, keratoconus, ocular infection, antibiotic resistance, and novel antimicrobial agents to counter microbial resistance. Study designs include basic laboratory experiments, animal models and human clinical trials.

Dr Kalaiselvan was awarded a PhD from UNSW in 2019 for his work in antimicrobial contact lenses. He received his bachelor of optometry from Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India and master of Optometry & Ophthalmic Technology from NIMS University, India. He worked as an optometrist at L V Prasad Eye Institute. He also extended his services as a   research optometrist and an educator at the    Prof. Brien Holden Clinical Research Centre, LVPEI and Bausch and Lomb School of Optometry, Hyderabad, India.

Besides being a busy researcher, Dr Kalaiselvan undertakes teaching at SOVS, UNSW. His teaching area includes disease processes of the eye, clinical environment, contact lenses, Perspective from vision science, Binocular Vision, Paediatrics and Low Vision.

Professional affiliations:

  1. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  2. Fellow  and member of British Contact Lens Association (BCLA)
  3. American Academy of Optometry (AAO) 2018
  4. Cornea & Contact Lens Society of Australia (CCLSA) 2017
  5. The Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) 2017 – till date.
  6. Optometry Council of India
  7. Fellow and member of International Association of Contact Lens Educators
  8. Indian Eye Research Group - ARVO - India Chapter
  9. Australian Society for Microbiology
  10. Manipal School of Allied Health Sciences (MSOAHS) Alumni Association
  11. Alumni of LVPEI Optometrists (ALO)
Phone
+61 2 93480254
Location
School of Optometry and Vision Science Level 3, North Wing, Rupert Myers Building
  • Journal articles | 2019
    Mandathara PS; Kalaiselvan P; Rathi VM; Murthy SI; Taneja M; Sangwan VS, 2019, 'Contact lens fitting after corneal collagen cross-linking', Oman Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 12, pp. 177 - 180, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ojo.OJO_43_2018

  1. Career Development Grant, Education Focused (EF) Academic, UNSW Sydney, Australia, 2021
  2. CCLSA Dorothy Carlorg Research Award Grant, New South Wales, Australia, 2021
  3. ARVO International Travel Grant, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Virtual Conference, USA, 2021
  4. $100,000 grant from San Air, a West Gosford-based Australian company, 2020
  5. Da Vinci Award, British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference & Exhibition, Manchester, UK, 2019
  6. J&J Vision Student Travel Fellowship grant award, American Academy of Optometry, Orlando, FL, USA, 2019
  7. UNSW Science PhD Writing Scholarship, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2019
  8. School of Optometry and Vision Science Travel Scholarship, University of New South Wales, Australia, 2019
  9. AAO Student Travel Fellowship grant award, American Academy of Optometry, San Antonio, USA, 2018
  10. Postgraduate Research Student Support (PRSS) Travel Scholarship, University of New South Wales, Australia, 2018
  11. Awarded Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) grant, Indiana   University, USA, 2013

  1. Best Researcher Award, International Research Awards on Science, Health and Engineering (SHEN) Conference, SCIENCEFATHER, Chennai, India, 2021
  2. Grand prize winner, Anterior Segment, AAO Ocular Photography Contest, American Academy of Optometry, San Antonio, USA, 2018
  3. Teaching assistant fellowship award, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2018-2020
  4. Best science photo award, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Australia, 2016
  5. Best poster of Diagnostic Category in 36th All India Optometry Conference 2014, Agra, India, 2014
  6. Grand prize winner for South Zone of India for All India Cooper vision Practitioner online quiz contest, India, 2014
  7. Best outgoing optometry student award in Clinical Optometry Fellowship from L V Prasad Eye Institute, India, 2008
  8. Awarded Digital camera for Essilor Quiz Contest at ESO International Vision Science & Optometry Conference, India, 2005

  • COVID-19 Rapid Response Research - New disinfection systems for PPE
  • COVID-19 Rapid Response Research - New antiviral coatings to help minimise the spread of viruses
  • In-vitro efficacy of contact lens disinfectant systems
  • Clinical efficacy of silver-impregnated contact lens storage cases
  • Development of antimicrobial contact lenses
  • Antimicrobial efficacy of antimicrobial peptide and peptide mimics
  • Efficacy of essential oils vapours to reduce the numbers of culturable aerosolised coronavirus, bacteria and fungi
  • Efficacy of Canabidiol on Demodex Mites collected from eyelids

My Teaching

I teach diseases processes of the eye and clinical skills to undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

Courses:

  • OPTM 3105
  • OPTM 6421
  • OPTM 6423