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Paul Chiranand, M.D.


  • Vitreoretinal Specialist

Board of Certification

  • American Board of Ophthalmology

Fellowship, Residency, Internship

  • Fellowship: University of Chicago, Chicago, IL Vitreoretinal Fellowship
  • Residency: Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO Ophthalmology Residency
  • Internship: Forest Park Hospital, Saint Louis, MO Transitional Year

Education and Training

  • Saint Louis University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Saint Louis University, Saint Louis, MO
  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences-Biology

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Retinal Specialists
  • American Medical Association

Manuscripts and Presentations

  • Back A., Tupper K., Bai T., Chiranand P., Goldenberg F., Brorson F., Brorson J. Ammonia-
    Induced Brain Swelling and Neurotoxicity in an Organotypic Slice Model. 2013
  • Ittiara S., Sanduja N., Chiranand P., Aurora A., Hariprasad S.M. Hot Liquid Gas Injury as a
    Novel Mechanism for Intraocular Foreign Body. 2012
  • Sheth V, Jager R, Chiranand P, Marcet M, Lamkin J. The Massachusetts Eye and Ear
    Infirmary Review Manual for Ophthalmology 4th ED., 2011.
  • Khan-Farooqi H, Chiranand P, Edelstein S. Epidemiology and Outcome of Traumatic
    Hyphema. ARVO Poster Presentation, 2010.
  • Chen JJ, Eulo V, Huang Y, Rehman J, Hariprasad SM, Jager RD, Chiranand P, Sheth V, Mojica
    F, Nicolae DL, Lussier YA, Grassi MA. Study of Genetic Expression in Diabetic Retinopathy
    Reveals Unique Molecular Fingerprint. ARVO Poster Presentation, 2010
  • Chiranand P, Modi D, Akduman L. Efficacy of Patterned Scan Laser in Treatment of Macular
    Edema and Retinal Neovascularization. Clin Ophthalmol. 2009;3:;465-70
  • Ernst BJ, Chiranand P, Akduman L. Retina. Surgical Drainage of a Pigment Epithelial
    Detachment in Neovascular Age-Related Macular Degeneration. 2009MAY;29(5):704-7.
  • Chiranand P, Akduman L. "The PASCAL Photocoagulation System." Book Chapter.
    Emerging Technologies in Retinal Diseases. Saxena S. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
  • Chiranand P, Akduman L, Pecmezci M. Efficacy of PASCAL Photocoagulation in Treatment
    of Retinal Disorders. World of Ophthalmology Congress Poster Presentation. 2008
  • Chiranand P, Akduman L., Pecmezci M. PASCAL Photocoagulation in Treatment of Retinal
    Disorders, ARVO Poster Presentation. 2008.
  • Smetana S, Chiranand P, Akduman L. Intravitreal Triamcinolone Acetonide Effects on
    Macular Thickness in Cystoid Macular Edema. ARVO Poster Presentation. 2003

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While we are not currently seeing patients for routine eye care, we are available to you and yours for urgent care, retina care and emergency visits. Please call us to meet your eye care needs. 407-834-7776

March 20, 2020

Dear Patients,

Many of you have recently been told by our office that your elective cataract surgery has been temporarily cancelled. We have been advised by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and the Centers for Disease Control that we should stop all elective surgery immediately as a result of the Coronavirus epidemic. This recommendation includes cataract surgery and is in effect until further notice.

As surgeons we could never have imagined a situation in which we would not be allowed to offer a life changing procedure like cataract surgery. However, these are exceptional times. The recommendations to cease surgery are designed to protect the public health and to stop the spread of this disease.

As soon as we hear that this ban on elective surgery has been lifted, and that it is safe to offer surgery, our office will contact you to reschedule your procedure. Please do not call the office to ask for a reschedule date at this time as we do not know when we will be given the directive to restart surgery.

We appreciate your patience. Until then stay safe, and stay home.

Best regards,
Harry R. Pappas, M.D.
Peter Gruenberg, M.D.
Ross Parks, M.D.
James Jochum, M.D.
Catherine Wang, M.D.
Myhanh Nguyen, M.D.
David Letbetter, M.D.
Michelle Cho, M.D.
Bradley Shoss, M.D.
Thomas Steedle, M.D.
Samantha Xavier, M.D.
Stephanie Terrill, M.D.
Paul Chiranand, M.D.

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