Nita Valikodath, MD

Nita Valikodath, MD, MS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

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Areas of Interest

Research Interests

Development and application of computer vision tools to improve safety and enhance audiovisual feedback during vitreoretinal surgery; establishing an artificial intelligence-based pediatric retina screening system using wide-field fundus images; development of robotic-assisted optical coherence tomography in adult and pediatric retina; creating a pediatric retina curriculum for fellows.

Clinical Interests

Diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous, including retinal detachment, diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, retinal vascular disease, ocular trauma, macular surgery, surgical management of complex retinal detachment, and scleral-fixated intraocular lenses; medical and surgical treatment of pediatric retinal diseases including retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), familial exudative vitreoretinopathy (FEVR), Coats’ disease, pediatric retinal detachment, gene therapy for retinal dystrophies, and ocular trauma.

Subspecialty: Retina

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  • Medical School or Training - University of Michigan, 2017
  • Residency - Illinois Eye & Ear Infirmary, Ophthalmology, 2021
  • Fellowship - Duke University Eye Center, Vitreoretinal Surgery, 2023
  • Board Certifications - Ophthalmology

Published Articles or Reviews

Selected publications

  1. Valikodath NG, Vajzovic L. New technique for fluocinolone acetonide implant removal from the vitreous cavity. Journal of VitreoRetinal Diseases. (Accepted).
  2. Cole E, Valikodath NG, Al-Khaled T, Bajimaya S, KC S, Chuluunbat T, Jonas KE, Chuluunkhuu C, Hallak J, Ostmo J, Wu WC, Singh P, Kalpathy-Cramer J, Chiang, MG, Campbell JP, Chan RVP. Evaluation of an artificial intelligence system in retinopathy of prematurity screening in Nepal and Mongolia. Ophthalmol Sci. 2022 Apr 25;2(4):100165. doi: 10.1016/j.xops.2022.100165. PMID: 36531583.
  3. Valikodath NG, Chiang MF, Chan RVP. Description and management of retinopathy of prematurity reactivation after intravitreal antivascular endothelial growth factor therapy. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2021 Sep 1;32(5):468-474. doi: 10.1097/ICU.0000000000000786. PMID: 34397577; PMCID: PMC8514167.
  4. Valikodath NG, Cole E, Ting DS, Campbell JP, Pasquale LR, Chiang MF, Chan RVP. Impact of artificial intelligence on medical education in ophthalmology. Transl Vis Sci Technol. 2021 Jun 1;10(7):14. doi: 10.1167/tvst.10.7.14. PMID: 34125146; PMCID: PMC8212436.
  5. Valikodath NG, Al-Khaled T, Cole E, Ting DSW, Tu EY, Campbell JP, Chiang MF, Hallak JA, Chan RVP. Evaluation of pediatric ophthalmologists' perspectives of artificial intelligence in ophthalmology. J AAPOS. 2021

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