Jay Chhablani, MD

  • Faculty-Physician, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Jay Chhablani is a faculty-clinician at the University of Pittsburgh Eye Center. He completed clinical vitreo-retina fellowship from Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai, India. He was an International Council of Ophthalmology (ICO) fellow at Jules Gonin Eye Hospital, Switzerland, in 2009 and a Clinical Instructor at the Jacobs Retina Center at Shiley Eye Center, University of California, San Diego, USA (2010 to 2012) before he joined L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India as faculty (2012-19). His areas of interest are macular disorders and recent imaging techniques. He published more than 300 articles in peer-reviewed journals with specific emphasis in field of choroid. He is editor of books titles “Choroidal Disorders” and “Central Serous Chorioretinopathy”. He is on the reviewing boards of all high impact Ophthalmology journals. He is on the editorial board of several journals including American Journal of Ophthalmology. He is a member of Global ONE network committee of American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has won several national and international awards. He has delivered inaugural Ian Constable lecture at Asia-Pacific Vitreo-Retina Society in 2016. He received Inaugural Namperumalsamy Young Researcher Award in 2018 by Vitreo-Retina Society of India. 

Representative Publications

  1. Mandadi SKR, Iovino C, Sacconi R, Querques G, Peiretti E, Singh SR, Chhablani J. Outer retinal tubulations in central serous chorioretinopathy associated with choroidal neovascularisation. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2020 May 6:1120672120921369. doi: 10.1177/1120672120921369. [Epub ahead of print]
  2. Iovino C, Au A, Chhablani J, Parameswarappa DC, Rasheed MA, Cennamo G, Cennamo G, Montorio D, Ho AC, Xu D, Querques G, Borrelli E, Sacconi R, Pichi F, Woodstock E, Sadda SR, Corradetti G, Boon CJF, van Dijk EHC, Loewenstein A, Zur D, Yoshimi S, Bailey Freund K, Peiretti E, Sarraf D. Choroidal anatomical alterations following photodynamic therapy for chronic central serous chorioretinopathy: a multicenter study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2020 Apr 28. pii: S0002-9394(20)30190-2. doi: 10.1016/j.ajo.2020.04.022. [Epub ahead of print]
  3. Chaikitmongkol V, Cheung CMG, Koizumi H, Govindahar V, Chhablani J, Lai TYY. Latest Developments in Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy: Epidemiology, Etiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila). 2020 Apr 23. doi: 10.1097/01.APO.0000656992.00746.48. [Epub ahead of print]
  4. Mansour AM, Kozak I, Saatci AO, Ascaso FJ, Broc L, Battaglia M, Olivier N, Gili P, Chhablani J, Hedges TR, Honrubia A, Gutierrez L, Panozzo G, Català J, Díaz J, Carreras E, Kadayifcilar S, Al Kahtani ES, Uwaydat SH, Lima LH, Mansour HA, Khan HA, Aaberg TM Jr, Bovino JA, Hunyor AP. Prepapillary vascular loop-a new classification. Eye (Lond). 2020 Apr 14. doi: 10.1038/s41433-020-0859-3. [Epub ahead of print]
  5. Maltsev DS, Kulikov AN, Burnasheva MA, Kazak AA, Chhablani J. Efficacy of navigated focal laser photocoagulation in diabetic macular edema planned with en face optical coherence tomography versus fluorescein angiography. Int Ophthalmol. 2020 Apr 13. doi: 10.1007/s10792-020-01363-y. [Epub ahead of print]

Research Interests

  • Newer imaging modalities such as OCT angiography
  • Imaging biomarkers for various retinal and choroidal diseases
  • Development of various automated algorithms for choroidal image analysis
  • Machine learning algorithms for various macular diseases using multimodal imaging modalities