In brief

Dr Devindra Sood is a Glaucoma Specialist whose clinical expertise for the last 25 years is limited to glaucoma in adults and children, advanced glaucomas requiring practical solutions and complicated glaucomas requiring advanced surgery. 

A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he completed his medical and postgraduate training in ophthalmology from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, Tutorship in General Ophthalmology from Aravind Eye Hospital & Postgraduate Institute of Ophthalmology, Madurai (1995-96), Glaucoma Fellowship from L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad (1996-97) and Clinical Fellowship in Glaucoma from the Glaucoma Imaging Centre, New Delhi (1997-2000).

Dr Devindra Sood has been President of the Glaucoma Society of India (2018-2020).

His key professional achievements are


Key professional achievements

Year Award From Title
2022 Member
Advisory Council
Glaucoma Society of India


2021 Noel Moniz Memorial Lecture Cochin Ophthalmic Club

The Clinical Conundrum: Managing Glaucoma Patients in the Digital

2020 Prof. A. N. Pandeya Oration Bihar Ophthalmological Society

Aequanimitas in a Glaucoma Practice in India

2017 Dr Mohan Lal Oration Aligarh Ophthalmological Society 2017

Optic Disc Evaluation in Glaucoma: The mistakes I often made

2013 UKSOS Gold Medal Uttarakhand State
Ophthalmological Society

For “Excellence in Ophthalmology”

2010 Major SC Dutt Oration Ophthalmological Society of West Bengal

Practical Implications of Ongoing Research in Angle Closure
Glaucoma: India First

2003 Distinguished Resource Teacher Delhi Ophthalmological Society


1999 A.C. Agarwal Trophy Delhi Ophthalmological Society

Best Free Paper " Drug Induced Secondary Angle Closure Glaucoma"

1998 A.C. Agarwal Trophy Delhi Ophthalmological Society

Best Free Paper " Long term outcome of glaucoma combined procedures – a five-year retrospective analysis”

List of publications​

  1Standard automated perimetry using size III and size V stimuli in advanced stage glaucoma: An observational cross-sectional comparative study.
BMJ Open. 2021 Sep 28;11(9): e046124.
Sood D, Czanner G, Somerville T, Sood I, Rowe FJ.
2Outcome of Bleb Needling With 5-Fluorouracil in Failed Filtering Procedures in Pediatric Glaucoma.
J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2021 Mar-Apr;58(2):118-125. doi: 10.3928/01913913-
Shah C, Sen P, Mohan A, Sen A, Sood D, Jain E.
3Octopus 900 Automated Kinetic Perimetry versus Standard Automated Static Perimetry in Glaucoma Practice.
Curr Eye Res. 2021 Jan;46(1):83-95. doi: 10.1080/02713683.2020.1786133.
Rowe FJ, Czanner G, Somerville T, Sood I, Sood D.
4Response to comment on: Cataract surgery in eyes with associated coloboma: Predictors of outcome and safety of different surgical techniques.
Indian J Ophthalmol. 2021 Oct;69(10):2890-2891
Kohli G, Shah C, Sen A, Joshi R, Sood D, Patidar N, Sen P, Sharma D, Jain T.
5Cataract surgery in eyes with associated coloboma: Predictors of outcome and safety of different surgical techniques.
Indian J Ophthalmol. 2021 Apr;69(4):937-945.
Kohli G, Shah C, Sen A, Joshi R, Sood D, Patidar N, Sen P, Sharma D, Jain T.
6Impact of prophylactic intracameral moxifloxacin on post-cataract surgery endophthalmitis: data from a tertiary eye care facility in rural India.
Int Ophthalmol. 2021 Aug;41(8):2729-2736. 
Shenoy P, Goh EJH, Kashikar R, Kohli GM, Sachdeva M, Naman V, Sood D, Bhatia P, Sen P, Agrawal R, Sen A.
7Preferred practice guidelines for glaucoma management during COVID-19 pandemic.
Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020 Jul;68(7):1277-1280.
Tejwani S, Angmo D, Nayak BK, Sharma N, Sachdev MS, Dada T, Sinha R;
Prepared in Association with the AIOS and GSI Expert Group; Composition of the All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) and Glaucoma Society of India (GSI) Expert Group includes the Writing Committee (as listed) and the following members: Devindra Sood, Arup Chakrabarti, Chandrima Paul, Chitra Ramamurthy, Harsh Kumar, Jatinder Singh Bhalla, Krishna Das R, Manav Deep Singh, Murali Ariga, R. Venkatesh, Shahinur Tayab, Sirisha Senthil, Suresh Kumar, Surinder Singh Pandav, Amit Porwal, Ankur Sinha
8Patients’ perception of glaucoma diagnosis practice: Results from a survey of glaucoma patients in North India.                     Int Ophthalmol. 2020 Jul;40(7):1797-1805.
Sood D, Sood I, Sood S, Kumar D, Sood R, Sood NN.
9Comments on “Long-term functional outcomes of different subtypes of primary congenital glaucoma”
Sood, Ishaana , Sood, Devindra & Sood, Narindar Nath Sood
Eye (Lond). 2018
11Pain Score Assessment Using Single-Dose IV Ketorolac Only, After External Dacryocystorhinostomy: A Randomized Double/Triple-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial.
Ophthalmic Plast Reconstr Surg. 2020 May 26.
Agarwal A, Patidar N, Gabba HS, Sood D, Piush P.
12High volume and high quality eye care – Bridging the paradox. A unique rural based
approach – The Chitrakoot model.
Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020 Feb;68(2):294-298.
Jain BK, Jain E, Kuyyadiyil S, Sen A, Sood D, Bajaj A.
13Glaucoma awareness amongst glaucoma patients seeking a second opinion. Int Ophthalmol. 2018 Aug;38(4):1441-1449.
Sood D, Sood S, Sood I, Kumar D, Sood R, Sood NN.
14Long-term outcome of combined trabeculotomy-trabeculectomy by a single surgeon in patients with primary congenital glaucoma.
Eye (Lond). 2018 Feb;32(2):426-432.
Sood D, Rathore A, Sood I, Singh G, Sood NN.
15Long-term intraocular pressure after combined trabeculotomy-trabeculectomy in glaucoma associated with Sturge-Weber syndrome.
Eur J Ophthalmol. 2018 Mar;28(2):210-215.
Sood D, Rathore A, Sood I, Kumar D, Sood NN.
16Cost Minimization Study of the Impact of Generic Drugs on Glaucoma Management: 1- year Indian Experience
Asian J Ophthalmol. 2011; 12: 192-6
Devindra Sood, Alka Pandey, Rajeev Sood, Nagesh Gupta, Rohit Sardana,Ravinder Kumar Bajaj, Narender Nath Sood
17Efficacy and Safety of Betaxolol Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Suspension 0.25% and Timolol Gel Forming Solution 0.25% and 0.5% in Pediatric Glaucoma: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 2009,13:384-390.
David A. Plager, Jess T. Whitson, Peter A. Netland, Lingam Vijaya, MD,
Parthasarathy Sathyan, Devindra Sood, S.R. Krishnadas, Alan L. Robin, Robert , D. Gross, Sally A. Scheib, Haydn Scott, Jaime E. Dickerson, PhD, and the BETOPTIC(r) S Pediatric Study Group.
18Glaucoma Surgery: Current Trends in India.
Highlights of Ophthalmology: 36:18-26, 2008
Sood, D.
19Filtering Surgery for Glaucoma.
Highlights of Ophthalmology. Indian edition: 4:14-16, 2007
Sridhar Rao B. Sood D. N., Thakore Binita
20Guest Editorial: Angle Closure Glaucoma in India.
Indian J. Ophthalmol: 2006 54:147-148
Sood Devindra and Sood N. N.
21Efficiency & safety of Latonaprost for Glaucoma treatment. A three months Multicentric Study in India.
Indian J. Ophthal : 2005 53:23-30
Thomas Ravi, Parikh R., Sood Devindra, Vijya L., Chandrasekhar G., Sood N. N., Baskaran M., Prasad Kalyani K.
22Current Concepts in Neuroprotection – A clinicians perspective.
Highlights of Ophthalmology. Indian edition .32: 31-34:2004
Sood Devindra.
23Primary Glaucomas: Current Concepts & management.
J. Indian Med. Assoc.: 2000:98(12):763-767
NN Sood, Devindra Sood
24Open Angle Glaucoma- Trends in Management  Journal of the International Medical Sciences Academy Vol.23, Issue 3 158-164
Devindra Sood, Deepak Goyal, N.N. Sood
25Sterilization of tonometers and gonioscopes.
Indian J. Ophthal : 1998, 46:113-116
Sood D., Honavar S. G.,
26Sood Devindra
Advances in the Management of Primary Adult Glaucomas CME Series -10
Published by the All India Ophthalmological Society, 2008
27Automated Perimetry, Visual Field Digest, Fifth Edition 2004, HAAG-STREIT AG, Switzerland. Editors: Albert Weijland, Franz Fankhauser, Hans Bebie, Josef Flammer
Contributors- Sandra Brown, Ernst Burki, Michael Chaglasian, Manuel Gonzalez de la Rosa, Chota Matsumoto, Ulrich Schiefer, Devindra Sood, Hannes Wildberger.   Streit_USA/Octopus/Landing/literature/AutomatedPerimetry_2006.pdf
28Sood N. N. & Sood Devindra Epidemic dropsy Glaucoma in
“Glaucoma”-changing concepts in management.
Editors A. K. Bavishi & P. N. Nagpal Page 31-41, (1998)
Ahmedabad Academy of Ophthalmology, Bhargavi Press.
29Sood N. N. & Sood Devindra
New born Glaucoma in “Glaucoma”-changing concepts in management.
 Editors A. K. Bavishi & P. N. Nagpal Page 42-48, (1998.)
Ahmedabad Academy of Ophthalmology, Bhargavi Press.
30G. Chandrasekhar, Devindra Sood:
Automated Perimetry: In Recent advances in Ophthalmology 4. Editors H. V. Verma & Nitin Nema. J. P. Brothers(1998)
31Devindra Sood.
Shopping for a perimeter: In Current topics in Ophthalmology. Editors Lalit Verma, V. P. Gupta, P. Venkatesh
Delhi Ophthalmological Society. 67-77 (1999)
32Devindra Sood and Sood N. N.
Glaucoma following Keratoplasty in Corneal Transplantation.
Editor Rasik B. Vajpayee,
J. P. Brothers, New Delhi, 116-121,( 2002)
33Devindra Sood
Imaging in Glaucoma.
Recent advances or Ophthalmology
 Editor H.V. Nema, Nitin Nema, J. P. Brothers, Delhi, 174- 186 ( 2004)
34Devindra Sood
Glaucoma following ocular trauma. Editor B. Shukla & S. Natarajan
C.B.S. Publishers & Distributors, New Delhi 308:314 ( 2005)
35Devindra Sood & N. N. Sood
Primary Open Angle Glaucoma. In Modern Ophthalmology. Editor L. C. Dutta,
J. P. Brothers, New Delhi, 479-501, ( 2007)
36Deepa Gupta and Devindra Sood
Epidemic Dropsy: In Recent advances in Ophthalmology 10.
Editors H. V. Verma & Nitin Nema.
J. P. Brothers (2011)
37George V Puthuran, Devindra Sood, Ramanjit Sihota
Gonioscopy in Glaucoma Diagnosis And Managment Pathways:
A primer for practitioners
Glaucoma Society of India- 2012
38Murali Ariga, N. Rangaraj, Devindra Sood
Interpreting Automated Visual Field reports and Visual Field Progression Glaucoma Diagnosis And Managment Pathways:
A primer for practitioners
Glaucoma Society of India- 2012
39R. Gupta, Devindra Sood, B. Sridhar  Rao
Normal Tension Glaucomas
Glaucoma Diagnosis And Managment Pathways: A primer for practitioners
Glaucoma Society of India- 2012


Experience in glaucoma related activities

Name   Dr. Devindra Sood
Area of Clinical Expertise Glaucoma in adults Glaucoma in children
Refractory glaucomas
Advanced glaucomas requiring practical solutions
Complicated glaucomas requiring advanced surgery
Current Position
Glaucoma Society of India
Member, Advisory Board
Positions held in Glaucoma Society of India President (2018 – 2020)
Secretary (2010 – 2012)
Treasurer (2000 – 2002)
Years of Exclusive Glaucoma Practice Twenty five years (as on January 7, 2023)
Work Experience  
Glaucoma Clinic New Delhi November 2014 – November 2019
Director and Sr. Consultant
Glaucoma Imaging Centre, New Delhi September 2000 – October 2014
Clinical Fellow in Glaucoma
Glaucoma Imaging Centre
September 1997 – August 2000 Glaucoma Imaging Centre, New Delhi
Chief Consultant and Programme Director:
Prof. N. N. Sood
Formerly, Prof & Head
Glaucoma Services
Dr R. P Centre, AIIMS, New Delhi
and Founder President, Glaucoma Society of India
Administrative experience in glaucoma For the last 25 years Dr Sood has worked in various capacities – Clinical Fellow, Consultant, Senior Consultant and Director and progressively involved in the development of a tertiary level glaucoma centre in Northern India. Being an institution dedicated to the clinical entity of glaucoma, he was involved in the intricacies of putting together a team to provide clinical care, back office support, systems and protocols for glaucoma related medical and surgical treatments. Set up Glaucoma Clinic (1997 – 2004) at
Drishti Eye Institute, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Rural Glaucoma Clinic (1998 – 2016) Kaithal, Haryana

Semi-Rural Glaucoma Clinic (1999 -2007) Karnal, Haryana

Semi-Rural Glaucoma Clinic (1999 -2010)
Panipat, Haryana



Training of ophthalmologists in glaucoma

Trained 3 long term fellows in glaucoma (2 years) 7 short term fellows (6 months)

Diagnostic experience in Glaucoma

He has personally handled all modern diagnostic equipment for glaucoma – including automated perimetry, fundus photography, gonio photography, anterior segment photography, Heidelberg Retinal Tomography and Optical Coherence Tomography and a wide variety of tonometers – Goldmann, non-contact tonometers, tonopen and the rebound tonometer.

Dr Sood has been one of the first users of the Heidelberg Retinal Tomography in India (since 1999), has routinely lectured in India and abroad on the intricacies of diagnosis and follow up with this instrument which has been an established diagnostic modality for glaucoma.

Experience in glaucoma studies / trials

With a database of 25,000 glaucoma patients, Dr Sood has been involved in the long term follow up of cases of glaucoma on medical, laser and surgical treatment and a number of studies in the country and abroad.

Surgical experience in glaucoma- trabeculectomies with and without antimetabolites

Surgery in glaucoma has passed through various stages. He has a personal experience of operating on over 10000 eyes (trabeculectomies with and without antimetabolites) in the last 25 years.

These include high risk cases with advanced glaucoma, previously failed glaucoma surgeries, cases of glaucoma with aphakia and pseudophakia, glaucoma following retinal detachment surgeries, keratoplasty and post inflammatory glaucoma.

This has involved not only applying the highest skills at the time of surgery but also managing problems arising out of surgery – shallow anterior chambers, failing blebs, leaking blebs and hypotony.



Paediatric glaucomas including new born and Infantile glaucoma

The glaucoma in this group is rare (an average ophthalmologist is likely to see a new case once in 5 years). Glaucoma in children is unique, as one does not see a large variety of cases. Surgery in children is different from that in adults and requires comprehensive care which includes working in tandem with neonatologists, paediatricians and anaesthetists.

Associated congenital and developmental anomalies (like Sturge Weber’s syndrome, Marfan’s syndrome, Weil Marchesanis syndrome, Peter’s anomaly, retinopathy of prematurity and aniridia) add to the problems. Also, surgical steps in children are different as compared to adults.

Having worked at a tertiary eye centre for glaucoma care, Dr Sood has operated on over 1100 cases of glaucoma in the neonatal and infantile age group. He has also been involved in presentations in conferences and publications in peer review literature, of diagnostic features and the steps of surgery in these cases. He has held instruction courses on these topics at national and international conferences.

Glaucoma and vitreoretinal problems

An increased incidence of neovascular glaucomas due to an increase in diabetic retinopathy, vascular problems with the eye and retinal procedures with vitrectomy necessitate an interaction with vitreoretinal surgeons. Intravitreal injections, diode lasers and cryosurgical procedure are being done in collaboration with vitreo retinal surgeons.

Glaucoma in corneal conditions and following ocular trauma

Interaction with corneal and ocular trauma surgeons is an integral part of management strategies for glaucoma, following keratoplasty and ocular trauma.

Dr Sood is referred patients for opinion in such cases. He has written chapters on glaucoma following keratoplasty and ocular trauma, in various books.

Combined cataract and glaucoma surgeries

Indications for combined cataract and glaucoma surgeries are undergoing a continuing change. Glaucoma with poor control and advanced cataract require combined surgeries. Techniques and skills for such surgeries are being constantly updated.

Lasers and glaucoma

Laser surgeries have revolutionised the treatment for angle closure glaucoma- an entity more common than open angle glaucoma in India. He has performed 10500 laser iridotomies in angle closure and is proficient with the various aspects of angle closure in pigmented Indian eyes. He has participated in panel discussions on intricacies of lasers in angle closure at national and international fora.

Glaucoma Fellow
L.V. Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad

September 1996 – August 1997

Chief Consultant and Progamme Director: Dr. G. Chandra Sekhar Consultants: Dr. A. K. Mandal and Dr. Santosh Honavar

 Fellow General Ophthalmology / Tutor
  Aravind Eye Hospital and Postgraduate     
  and Postgraduate Institute of
  Ophthalmology, Madurai

   September 1995 – August 1996

  Chief Consultant and Programme Directors: Dr. G. Natchiar and Dr. R. Ramakrishna   Consultant: Dr. R. Krishnadas