Niranjan Manoharan, MD
Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Medical College of Wisconsin (2014)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, University of California–San Diego (CA) (2010)
Internship:
  • Aurora Health Care Program (2015)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado, Ophthalmology (2018)
Fellowships:
  • UCLA Medical Center Program, Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery (2020)
Languages: English, Tamil
Department: Ophthalmology

Recognition & Awards

  • Fellow’s Teaching Award, UCLA, Jules Stein Eye Institute (2020)
  • John and Theiline McCone Fellow, UCLA, Jules Stein Eye Institute (2018)
  • Selected to attend 12th Annual Heed Ophthalmic Foundation Residents Retreat, Heed Ophthalmic Foundation (2017)
  • Ambassador Travel Grant, AAO Congressional Advocacy Day – Mid-Year Forum (2017)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Medical College of Wisconsin (2013)
  • Dr. Michael J. Dunn Poster Contest Award, Medical College of Wisconsin Research Symposium (2012)
  • Provost’s Honor, University of California, San Diego (2010)

Research Interests

My research interests are primary focused on vitreoretinal diseases and surgery including imaging biomarkers for retinal disease, proliferative vitreoretinopathy, retinal vascular diseases, and surgical outcomes of vitreoretinal pathology.

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2020)
    School of Medicine, Ophthalmology
    Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery

Publications

  • Kothari N, Chu A, Huang JM, Lin F, Lin BR, Manoharan N, Gui W, Huang AS, Tsui I. Arm-mounted optical coherence tomography angiography in extremely low birth weight neonates with retinopathy of prematurity. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2020 Jun;18:100624. PubMed PMID: 32154434
  • Chehaibou I, Manoharan N, Govetto A, Francone AA, Sarraf D, Hubschman JP. Comparison of vitreoretinal disorders in fellow eyes of lamellar macular holes versus epiretinal membrane foveoschisis. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2020 Dec;258(12):2611-2619. PubMed PMID: 33009974
  • Chehaibou I, Manoharan N, Govetto A, Tsui I, Hubschman JP. SPONTANEOUS LAMELLAR MACULAR HOLES CLOSURE. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2020 Sep 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32910024
  • Olson JL, Velez-Montoya R, Mackin A, Manoharan N, Mueller N, Erlanger M. Vitreous protein binding with nanopore dialysis membrane device. Biomed Microdevices. 2020 Jul 4;22(3):46. PubMed PMID: 32623529
  • Kothari N, Chu A, Huang JM, Lin F, Lin BR, Manoharan N, Gui W, Huang AS, Tsui I. Arm-mounted optical coherence tomography angiography in extremely low birth weight neonates with retinopathy of prematurity. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2020 Jun;18:100624. PubMed PMID: 32154434
  • Kothari, N., Manoharan, N. and Tsui, I., 2020. Pediatric Flourescein Angiography. In: M. Hartnett, ed., Pediatric Retina, 3rd ed. LWW.
  • Brittany M. Wong, Alison Chu, Nicholas N Zoppi, Niranjan Manoharan, Artemiy Kokhanov, Alex S. Huang, Irena Tsui; Cystoid macular edema on optical coherence tomography correlated with worse intraventricular hemorrhage in preterm neonates. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2020;61(7):2170.
  • Chehaibou I, Manoharan N, Govetto A, Francone AA, Sarraf D, Hubschman JP. Comparison of vitreoretinal disorders in fellow eyes of lamellar macular holes versus epiretinal membrane foveoschisis. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2020 Dec;258(12):2611-2619. PubMed PMID: 33009974
  • Chehaibou I, Manoharan N, Govetto A, Tsui I, Hubschman JP. SPONTANEOUS LAMELLAR MACULAR HOLES CLOSURE. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2020 Sep 7. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32910024
  • Olson JL, Velez-Montoya R, Mackin A, Manoharan N, Mueller N, Erlanger M. Vitreous protein binding with nanopore dialysis membrane device. Biomed Microdevices. 2020 Jul 4;22(3):46. PubMed PMID: 32623529
  • Kothari N, Chu A, Huang JM, Lin F, Lin BR, Manoharan N, Gui W, Huang AS, Tsui I. Arm-mounted optical coherence tomography angiography in extremely low birth weight neonates with retinopathy of prematurity. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2020 Jun;18:100624. PubMed PMID: 32154434
  • Manoharan N, Patnaik JL, Olson JL. INCREASED COMPLEMENT LEVELS IN HUMAN VITREOUS ASPIRATES OF PROLIFERATIVE DIABETIC RETINOPATHY AND RETINAL DETACHMENT EYES. Retina. 2019 Nov;39(11):2212-2218. PubMed PMID: 30148749
  • Manoharan N, Patnaik JL, Olson JL. INCREASED COMPLEMENT LEVELS IN HUMAN VITREOUS ASPIRATES OF PROLIFERATIVE DIABETIC RETINOPATHY AND RETINAL DETACHMENT EYES. Retina. 2019 Nov;39(11):2212-2218. PubMed PMID: 30148749
  • Manoharan, N., 2019. Secondary Intraocular Lens. In: Intraocular Lens. IntechOpen.
  • Rabina G, Chehaibou I, Manoharan N, Ip M. New Drug Application for Brilliant Blue G Accepted. Ocular Surgery News. July 2019.
  • Chehaibou, I, Manoharan N, Hubschman, JP. Findings From the Fellow Eyes of Lamellar Macula Hole: A Bilateral Degenerative Condition? ARVO Annual Meeting. 2019 April; Vancouver, Canada.
  • Manoharan N, Patnaik JL, Bonnell LN, SooHoo JR, Pantcheva MB, Kahook MY, Wagner BD, Lynch AM, Seibold LK. Refractive outcomes of phacoemulsification cataract surgery in glaucoma patients. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2018 Mar;44(3):348-354. PubMed PMID: 29605284
  • Haines NR, Manoharan N, Olson JL, D'Alessandro A, Reisz JA. Metabolomics Analysis of Human Vitreous in Diabetic Retinopathy and Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachment. J Proteome Res. 2018 Jul 6;17(7):2421-2427. PubMed PMID: 29877085
  • Manoharan N, Subramanian PS. A case of non-arteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy after completion of Harvoni therapy. Am J Ophthalmol Case Rep. 2017 Jun;6:55-57. PubMed PMID: 29260058
  • Manoharan N, Pecen PE, Cherof AM, Oliver SCN, Palestine AG. Comparison of Oral Versus Intravenous Fluorescein Widefield Angiography in Ambulatory Pediatric Patients. Journal of VitreoRetinal Diseases. 2017;1(3):191-196.
  • Malarkannan S, Awasthi A, Rajasekaran K, Kumar P, Schuldt KM, Bartoszek A, Manoharan N, Goldner NK, Umhoefer CM, Thakar MS. IQGAP1: a regulator of intracellular spacetime relativity. J Immunol. 2012 Mar 1;188(5):2057-63. PubMed PMID: 22345702
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Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association, Member
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Member
  • Colorado Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Member
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology, Member
  • American Society of Retina Specialists, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center
1675 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2020

UCHealth - Eye Center - Cherry Creek
2000 S. Colorado Blvd
Annex Bldg., Suite 100
Denver, CO 80222
720-553-2020

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Denver Health Medical Center
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Ophthalmology, Board Certification
  • Vitreoretinal Diseases and Surgery, Specialized Training (0001)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Eyes and Vision
  • Eyes and Vision - Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Eyes and Vision - Eye Disease
  • Eyes and Vision - Macular Degeneration
  • Eyes and Vision - Retinal Detachment
  • Failed Prior Surgery
  • Surgery - Eye and/or Orbital Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Endocrine System (Hormones) - Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Endocrine System (Hormones)
Clinical Interests
Dr. Manoharan specializes in the medical and surgical management of all vitreoretinal diseases, including expertise in macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein and artery occlusion, retinal detachment, macular hole, macular pucker, and eye trauma.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Medical College of Wisconsin (2014)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, University of California–San Diego (CA) (2010)
Internships:
  • Aurora Health Care Program (2015)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Ophthalmology (2018)
Fellowships:
  • UCLA Medical Center Program, Vitreoretinal Disease and Surgery (2020)
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Languages: English, Tamil
Department: Ophthalmology
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CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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