Parthasarathi Kalaiselvan

Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Casual Academic

Dr Parthasarathi Kalaiselvan is a Lecturer and Postdoctoral Research Scientist at the School of Optometry and Vision Science (SOVS), UNSW Sydney. He has a keen interest in translational research in clinical optometry, having done work to move from basic research to animal model validations and finally into human clinical research. He draws upon his experiences with patients to guide the end goals of his research and has assembled an international collaborative research network. His research focuses on the contact lens and anterior ocular surface, tear film, keratoconus, ocular infection, antibiotic resistance, and novel antimicrobial agents to counter microbial resistance. Study designs include basic laboratory experiments, animal models and human clinical trials.

Dr Kalaiselvan was awarded a PhD from UNSW in 2019 for his work in antimicrobial contact lenses. He received his bachelor of optometry from Manipal Academy of Higher Education, India and master of Optometry & Ophthalmic Technology from NIMS University, India. He worked as an optometrist at L V Prasad Eye Institute. He also extended his services as a   research optometrist and an educator at the    Prof. Brien Holden Clinical Research Centre, LVPEI and Bausch and Lomb School of Optometry, Hyderabad, India.

Besides being a busy researcher, Dr Kalaiselvan undertakes teaching at SOVS, UNSW. His teaching area includes disease processes of the eye, clinical environment, contact lenses, Perspective from vision science, Binocular Vision, Paediatrics and Low Vision.

Professional affiliations:

  1. Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
  2. Fellow  and member of British Contact Lens Association (BCLA)
  3. American Academy of Optometry (AAO) 2018
  4. Cornea & Contact Lens Society of Australia (CCLSA) 2017
  5. The Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) 2017 – till date.
  6. Optometry Council of India
  7. Fellow and member of International Association of Contact Lens Educators
  8. Indian Eye Research Group - ARVO - India Chapter
  9. Australian Society for Microbiology
  10. Manipal School of Allied Health Sciences (MSOAHS) Alumni Association
  11. Alumni of LVPEI Optometrists (ALO)
Preprints
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Kalaiselvan P; Yasir M; Willcox M; Vijay AK, Efficacy of anti-microbial gel vapours against aerosolised coronavirus, bacteria, and fungi, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/2021.10.27.466182
Conference Papers
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Kalaiselvan P; DUtta DEBARUN; Sharma S; Willcox MARKDUNCAN, 2018, 'The time course of retention of anti-adhesion activity of Mel4 peptide-coated contact lenses', in The time course of retention of anti-adhesion activity of Mel4 peptide-coated contact lenses, ARVO, Hawaii, USA, presented at ARVO, Hawaii, USA, 29 April 2018 - 03 May 2018
2018
Kalaiselvan P; Dutta D; Konda N; Sharma S; Vaddavalli P; Stapleton F; Willcox M, 2018, 'Comfort and biocompatibility during extended Melimine Antimicrobial Contact Lens (MACL) wear clinical trial.', in Comfort and biocompatibility during extended Melimine Antimicrobial Contact Lens (MACL) wear clinical trial., American Academy of Optometry, San Antonio, USA, presented at American Academy of Optometry, San Antonio, USA, 06 November 2018 - 10 November 2018
2018
Dutta D; Kalaiselvan P; Konda N; Sharma S; Vaddavalli P; Stapleton F; Willcox M, 2018, 'Contact lens induced corneal infiltrative events during melimine antimicrobial contact lens (MACL) clinical trial', in Contact lens induced corneal infiltrative events during melimine antimicrobial contact lens (MACL) clinical trial, American Academy of Optometry, San Antonio, presented at American Academy of Optometry, San Antonio, 07 November 2018 - 10 November 2018
2018
Kalaiselvan P; Willcox M; Konda N; Sharma S; Vaddavalli P; Stapleton F; Dutta D, 2018, 'Does extended Melimine Antimicrobial Contact Lens (MACL) wear effect the ocular microbiota?', in Does extended Melimine Antimicrobial Contact Lens (MACL) wear effect the ocular microbiota?, American Academy of Optometry, San Antonio, USA, presented at American Academy of Optometry, San Antonio, USA, 07 November 2018 - 10 November 2018
2018
Journal articles
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Kalaiselvan P; Dutta D; Bhombal F; Konda N; Vaddavalli PK; Sharma S; Stapleton F; Willcox MDP, 2022, 'Ocular microbiota and lens contamination following Mel4 peptide-coated antimicrobial contact lens (MACL) extended wear', Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, vol. 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2021.02.017
2022
Kalaiselvan P; Tummanapalli SS; Kumar Vijay A; Bahl P; MacIntyre CR; Willcox MDP, 2022, 'The ability of face masks to reduce transmission of microbes', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, vol. 105, pp. 214 - 221, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164622.2021.1971050
2022
Kalaiselvan P; Yasir M; Vijay AK; Willcox MDP; Tummanapalli S, 2022, 'Longevity of hand sanitisers on fingers', Clinical and Experimental Optometry, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08164622.2022.2040334
2022
Kalaiselvan P; Dutta D; Konda N; Vaddavalli PK; Sharma S; Stapleton F; Willcox MDP, 2022, 'Biocompatibility and Comfort during Extended Wear of Mel4 Peptide-Coated Antimicrobial Contact Lenses', Antibiotics, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics11010058
2022
Kalaiselvan P; Yasir M; Kuppusamy R; Willcox M; Vijay AK, 2022, 'Ability of Essential Oil Vapours to Reduce Numbers of Culturable Aerosolised Coronavirus, Bacteria and Fungi', Antibiotics, vol. 11, pp. 393 - 393, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/antibiotics11030393
2022
Kalaiselvan P; Konda N; Pampi N; Vaddavalli PK; Sharma S; Stapleton F; Kumar N; Willcox MDP; Dutta D, 2021, 'Effect of antimicrobial contact lenses on corneal infiltrative events: A randomized clinical trial', Translational Vision Science and Technology, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/tvst.10.7.32
2021
Willcox MDP; Chen R; Kalaiselvan P; Yasir M; Rasul R; Kumar N; Dutta D, 2020, 'The development of an antimicrobial contact lens – from the laboratory to the clinic', Current Protein and Peptide Science, vol. 21, pp. 357 - 368, http://dx.doi.org/10.2174/1389203721666191231110453
2020
Mandathara PS; Kalaiselvan P; Rathi VM; Murthy SI; Taneja M; Sangwan VS, 2019, 'Contact lens fitting after corneal collagen cross-linking', Oman Journal of Ophthalmology, vol. 12, pp. 177 - 180, http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ojo.OJO_43_2018
2019
Kalaiselvan P; Dutta D; Konda N; Sharma S; Vaddavalli PK; Stapleton F; Willcox M, 2019, 'The susceptibility of bacterial isolate from corneal infiltrative events of Melimine Antimicrobial Contact Lens (MACL) wear clinical trial', Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, vol. 42, pp. e38 - e38, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2019.10.126
2019
Nilagiri VK; Metlapally S; Kalaiselvan P; Schor CM; Bharadwaj SR, 2018, 'LogMAR and Stereoacuity in Keratoconus Corrected with Spectacles and Rigid Gas-permeable Contact Lenses', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 95, pp. 391 - 398, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000001205
2018
Kalaiselvan P; Panda KG; Marquez M; Vinodh Kumar U; Yacoub R, 2018, '2018 American Academy of Optometry Ocular Photography Contest', Optometry and Vision Science, vol. 95, pp. 1162 - 1165, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/OPX.0000000000001330
2018
Sati A; Sangwan VS; Basu S; Kalaiselvan P, 2013, 'Boston keratoprosthesis for visual rehabilitation in porphyria cutanea tarda', BMJ Case Reports, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2012-008267
2013
  1. Best Researcher Award, International Research Awards on Science, Health and Engineering (SHEN) Conference, SCIENCEFATHER, Chennai, India, 2021
  2. Grand prize winner, Anterior Segment, AAO Ocular Photography Contest, American Academy of Optometry, San Antonio, USA, 2018
  3. Teaching assistant fellowship award, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2018-2020
  4. Best science photo award, School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Australia, 2016
  5. Best poster of Diagnostic Category in 36th All India Optometry Conference 2014, Agra, India, 2014
  6. Grand prize winner for South Zone of India for All India Cooper vision Practitioner online quiz contest, India, 2014
  7. Best outgoing optometry student award in Clinical Optometry Fellowship from L V Prasad Eye Institute, India, 2008
  8. Awarded Digital camera for Essilor Quiz Contest at ESO International Vision Science & Optometry Conference, India, 2005
  1. Career Development Grant, Education Focused (EF) Academic, UNSW Sydney, Australia, 2021
  2. CCLSA Dorothy Carlorg Research Award Grant, New South Wales, Australia, 2021
  3. ARVO International Travel Grant, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), Virtual Conference, USA, 2021
  4. $100,000 grant from San Air, a West Gosford-based Australian company, 2020
  5. Da Vinci Award, British Contact Lens Association Clinical Conference & Exhibition, Manchester, UK, 2019
  6. J&J Vision Student Travel Fellowship grant award, American Academy of Optometry, Orlando, FL, USA, 2019
  7. UNSW Science PhD Writing Scholarship, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, 2019
  8. School of Optometry and Vision Science Travel Scholarship, University of New South Wales, Australia, 2019
  9. AAO Student Travel Fellowship grant award, American Academy of Optometry, San Antonio, USA, 2018
  10. Postgraduate Research Student Support (PRSS) Travel Scholarship, University of New South Wales, Australia, 2018
  11. Awarded Indo-US Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) grant, Indiana   University, USA, 2013

I teach diseases processes of the eye and clinical skills to undergraduate and postgraduate students. 

Courses:

  • OPTM 3105
  • OPTM 6421
  • OPTM 6423