Dr. P. Vijayalakshmi

Chief, Vision Rehabilitation Centre
Senior Medical Consultant, Paediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus Services
Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai

Dr. P. Vijayalakshmi is the Chief Medical Consultant of Paediatric Ophthalmology & Adult Strabismus clinic and also Chief of Vision Rehabilitation Centre at Madurai.

Dr. Vijayalakshmi graduated in medicine, DO and MS in Ophthalmology from Madurai Medical College. She is one of the founder members of Aravind Eye Care System and she is the First Resident Medical Officer of Aravind Eye Hospital.  

After 6 years of continuing her carrier as a General Ophthalmologist, for the first time in the country, she started a separate full-fledged Department of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus in the year 1984 after her training at Eye and Ear infirmary in Chicago and also contributed significantly in WHO, PAHO and IAPB meetings on various childhood blindness programmes.

She got involved deeply in making the sub speciality as an interesting career to the young ophthalmologists throughout the country and developing world by imparting training in the field.   Realising the need for special paramedics in the field; started a course in Orthoptics which still runs successfully. She trained several ophthalmologists (fellowships) including international candidates, anaesthesiologists, orthoptists and allied personnel. Thus she had been instrumental in either setting up new facilities or strengthening the existing ones in more than 50 places around the world in collaboration with various NGOs.

Dr. Vijayalakshmi has passion on conducting both clinical and molecular research on various contributing factors to childhood vision impairment including inherited eye disorders.  To cite an example, she was the first ophthalmologist to conduct a population based surveillance and research on Congenital Rubella Syndrome resulting in atleast 10 publications on the subject which led her to be recognised as one of the member in the core advisory group to develop the roadmap for establishment and initiation of Congenital Rubella Syndrome (CRS) surveillance in the country, under ICMR division of Epidemiology and communicable diseases. She has also been recognised as one of the three member team towards developing a screening tool under RBSK, for all disabilities in 0 to 6 years old for the country.

On the academics side, she involved actively on doing research in ROP, Paediatric cataract, Vision impairment in infancy, Molecular genetics on inherited eye diseases. As a result, she published several articles in the peer review journals with more than 1100 citations.  She authored chapters for 6 books apart from developing a practical guide for paediatricians, Orthoptists, in standardising the teaching curriculum for fellowship programmes, in developing the Best practices in Paediatric Ophthalmology. The following are the list of papers published by her:

  1. Muralidhar R, Vijayalakshmi P. Sensitivity and specificity of teachers for vision screening among primary school children in South India. Oman J Ophthalmol 2019;12:88-93.
  2. Sathya RT, Shashikant Shetty S, Vijayalakshmi P. Intratrochlear steroid injections in acquired Brown syndrome-a case series. J AAPOS. 2019;23:23.e1-23.e5.
  3. Sahithya B, Lawrence L, Flora J, Vijayalakshmi P. Functional and Cognitive Vision Assessment in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. J AAPOS. 2018;22: 304-308.
  4. Raj RK, Prakadeeswari G, Vijayalakshmi P, Sundaresan P. Decoding of Tyrosinase Leads to Albinism in a Nonidentical Twin. J Clin Neonatal. 2018;7:59-62.
  5. Vijayalakshmi P, Sathya R. Common Eye Diseases in School Going Children. Community Eye Health. 2017;30:S6-S7.
  6. Vijayalakshmi P, Gilbert C. Following up Children Born Preterm. Community Eye Health. 2017;30:62-64.
  7. Praveen J, Tulika Kara, Vijayalakshmi P. Periventricular Leukomalacia with -16 DS High Myopia in a 2 1/2 months Old Infant: a rare case presentation. Oman J Ophthalmol. 2017;10:247-249.
  8. Renugadevi K, Sil AK, Vijayalakshmi P, Sundaresan P. Molecular Genetic Analysis and Diagnosis of Albinism Patients in India. JSM Genet Genom 2017;4:1024.
  9. Karthikeyan AS, Kathirve, R, Keep R B, Sundaresan P, Huang H, Rolfs A, Parthiban, K, Vijayalakshmi P. Cutaneous Freckling: possible new clinical marker for the diagnosis of Hermansky-Pudlak syndrome in Indian Asian patients with oculocutaneous albinism. Ophthalmic Genet. 2017;38:194-196.
  10. Vijayalakshmi P, Njambi, L. Postoperative Care for Paediatric Cataract Patients. Community Eye Health. 2016;29:32-34.
  11. Vijayalakshmi P, Njambi, L .Paediatric Cataract: challenges and complications. Community Eye Health. 2016;29:34-35.
  12. Vijayalakshmi P, Kara, T, Gilbert, C. Ocular Morbidity Associated with Retinopathy of Prematurity in Treated and Untreated Eyes: a review of the literature and data from a tertiary eye-care center in Southern India. Indian Pediatr. 2016;53:S137-S142.
  13. Priyanka Singh, Vijayalakshmi P, Shashikant Shetty, Priyanka Vora, Suresh, K. Double Augmented Vertical Rectus Transposition for Large-Angle Esotropia Due to Sixth Nerve Palsy. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabimus. 2016;53:369-374.
  14. Muralidhar R, Vijayalakshmi P, Sujatha, K, Shashikant Shetty, Malay, K, Rosenberg, S. Situational Restriction of Elevation in Adduction Releived by Faden on the Medial Rectus. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. 2016;23:229-231.
  15. Dubey SK, Mahalaxmi, N, Vijayalakshmi P, Sundaresan, P. Mutational Analysis and Genotype-Phenotype Correlations in Southern Indian Patients with Sporadic and Familial Aniridia. Mol Vis. 2015;21:88-97.
  16. Karthikeyan AS, Vijayalakshmi P. A New Surgical Noose Technique for Excision of Pediatric Ocular Adnexal and Anterior Orbital Cysts. J AAPOS. 2015;19:372-375.
  17. Beligere N, Vijayalakshmi P, Manish Tandon, Amit Mittal, Floora, J, Vijayakumar, B, Miller, M T. Retinopathy of Prematurity and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities in Premature Infants. Semin Fetal Neonatal Med. 2015;20:346-353.
  18. Muralidhar R, Ankush Kawali, Vijayalakshmi P, George, V Puthuran. Visual Outcome and Incidence of Glaucoma in Patients with Microspherophakia. Eye. 2015;29:350-5.
  19. Neethirajan G, Krishnadas, R, Vijayalakshmi P, Shashikant Shetty, Sundaresan, P.PAX6 mRNA Transcript Analysis in Various Ocular, Non-Ocular Tissues. Adv Ophthalmol Vis Syst. 2014;1:00026.
  20. Lakshmi C, Shashikant Shetty, Vijayalakshmi P, Malay Kumar Dweivedi, Srinivasan, K G, Saravanan, M.Congenital Oculomotor Nerve Palsy Due to Effects of Carotid Artery Agenesis. J AAPOS. 2014;18:507-509.
  21. Renugadevi K, Mary, J A, Vijayalakshmi P, Seshadri, S, Jagadeesh, S, Beena, S, Sheela, N, Shenbagarathai, R, Krishnaswamy, S, Sundaresan, P. Molecular Genetic Testing for Carrier – Prenatal Diagnosis and Computational Analysis of Oculocutaneous Albinism Type 1. J Genet Disor Genet Rep. 2014;3:2.
  22. Muralidhar R, Swamy, GS, Siddalinga, Vijayalakshmi P. Completion Rates of Anterior and Posterior Continuous Curvilinear Capsulorrhexisis in Pediatric Cataract Surgery for Surgery Performed by Trainee Surgeons with the Use of a Low-Cost Viscoelastic. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2014;62:747-748.
  23. Muralidhar R, Ankita, B, Vijayalakshmi P, Kumar, S M. Ocular Involvement in Proteus Syndrome. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2013;50:384.
  24. Muralidhar R, Ashish Jain, Vijayalakshmi P, Suparna, G, Shanthi, R, Shashikant Shetty. Cataract Surgery in Juvenile Xanthogranuloma: case report and a brief review of literature. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2013; 61:673-5.
  25. Anshuman Verma, Vijayalakshmi P, Shashikant Shetty, Maigi Kulm, Sundaresan, P.Mutational Screening of LCA Genes Emphasizing RPE65 in South Indian Cohort of Patients. PLOS One. 2013;8:e73172.
  26. Muralidhar R, Vijayalakshmi P, Mahesh Kumar, Srinivasan, K G, Karthik, S Nagendran.Ophthalmic Migraine with Pupil-Sparing Third Nerve Palsy. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2013;50:320.
  27. Amala Rajasundari T, Maple, Peter A C, Sundaresan, P, Vijayalakshmi, P, Brown, David W G, Jin, Li.Isolation and Enhanced Genetic Analysis of Rubella Virus Obtained from Infants with Congenital Ocular Defects. Curr Topic Virol. 2012;10:99-109.
  28. Muralidhar R, Siddalinga Swamy, G S, Vijayalakshmi P. Completion Rates of Anterior and Posterior Continuous Curvilinear Capsulorhexis in Pediatric Cataract Surgery for Surgery Performed by Trainee Surgeons with the Use of a Low-Cost Viscoelastic. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2012;60:144-146.
  29. Prateek Agarwa,l Gopal Gaurav Devendra, Shashikant Shetty, Krishnadas, R, Vijaylakshmi, P, Muralidhar, R. Central Corneal Thickness in Congenital Aniridia and its Role in Glaucoma in an Indian Population. Asian J Ophthalmol. 2011;12:189-191.
  30. Anand Kumar, Shashikant Shetty, Vijayalakshmi P, Hertle, R W. Improvement in Visual Acuity following Surgery for Correction of Head Posture in Infantile Nystagmus Syndrome. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2011;48:341-346.
  31. Ashish J, Muralidhar, R, Vijayalakshmi P, Meenakshi, S. Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome: case report and review of the literature. Int Ophthalmol. 2011;31:405-407.
  32. Muralidhar R, Vrushali, D, Vijayalakshmi P, Jeyanthan, S.Transient Reversal of a Face Turn (an Abnormal Head Posture, AHP) due to Manifest Latent Nystagmus, after Eye Muscle Strabismus Surgery for the Associated Infantile Esotropia. Binocul Vis Strabolog Q. 2011;26:110-113.
  33. Lalan Kumar Arya, Kumar, A B, Shashikant Shetty, Vijayalakshmi P, Sundaresan, P. Analysis of the SALL4 Gene in Patients with Duane Retraction Syndrome in a South Indian Population. Ophthalmic Genet. 2011 Sep;32(3):156-7.
  34. Sainani MP, Muralidhar, R, Parthiban, K, Vijayalakshmi P. Lipoid Proteinosis of Urbach and Weithe: case report and a brief review of the literature. Int Ophthalmol. 2011;31:141-143.
  35. Anand Kumar, Jitendra Jethani, Shashikant Shetty, Vijayalakshmi P. Bilateral Persistent Fetal Vasculature: a study of 11 cases. J AAPOS. 2010;14:345-348.
  36. Vijayalakshmi P, Muralidhar, R. Extent and Impact of Eye Disease in Children in India and the Status of Pediatric Service Delivery. Community Eye Health. 2010;23.
  37. Anand Kumar, Anupam Sahu, Sashikant Shetty, Vijayalakshmi P. Wildervanck Syndrome Associated with Cleft Palate and Short Stature. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2010;58:323-325.
  38. Renugadevi K, Asim Kumar Sil, Vijayalakshmi P, Sundaresan, P. Spectrum of Candidate Gene Mutations Associated with Indian Familial Oculocutaneous and Ocular Albinism. Mol. Vis. 2010;16:1514-1524.
  39. Muralidhar R, Vijayalakshmi P, Anil, K Gunda. Inferior Rectus Paresis and Medial Rectus Overaction following Retrobulbar Anesthesia for Cataract Surgery. Int Ophthalmol. 2010;30:435-8.
  40. Renugadevi K, Sil, A K, Vijayalakshmi P, Sundaresan, P. Novel Human Pathological Mutations Gene Symbol:OCA2 Disease Albinism, Oculocutaneous II. Hum Genet. 2009;125:340.
  41. Sundaresan P, Vijayalakshmi P, Thompson, Stewart, Ko, Audrey C, Fingert, John H, Stone, Edwin M.Mutations that are a Common cause of Leber Congenital Amaurosis in Northern America are Rare in Southern India. Mol. Vis. 2009;15:1781-1787.
  42. Asai-Coakwell M, French, Curtis R, Ye, Ming, Garcha, Kamal, Bigot, Karin, Perera, Anoja G, Staehling-Hampton, Karen, Mema, Silvina C, Chanda, Bhaskar, Mushegian, Arcady, Bamforth, Steven, Doschak, Michael R, Li, Guang, Dobbs, Matthew B, Giampietro, Philip F, Brooks, Brian P, Vijayalakshmi P, Sauve, Yves, Abitbol, Marc, Sundaresan, P, Van Heyningen, Veronica, Pourquie, Olivier, Underhill, T Michael, Waskiewicz, Andrew J, Lehmann, Ordan J. Incomplete Penetrance and Phenotypic Variability Characterize Gdf6-Attributable Oculo-Skeletal Phenotypes. Hum Mol Genet. 2009;18:1110-1121.
  43. Neethirajan G, Solomon, Abraham, Krishnadas, R, Vijayalakshmi P, Sundaresan, P.Genotype, Phenotype Association in Indian Congenital Aniridia. Indian J Pediatr. 2009;76:513-517.
  44. Vijayalakshmi P, Muralidhar, R, Shashikant Shetty, Mona Sane. Resolution of Anterior Segment Ischemia after the Removal of Lateral Fixation Sutures. J AAPOS. 2008;12:531-533.
  45. Jitendra Jethani, Dagar, Abhishek, Vijayalakshmi P. Anterior Plagiocephaly with Contralateral Superior Oblique Overaction. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2008;56:504-507.
  46. Ramya Devi R, Yao, Wenliang, Vijayalakshmi P, Sergeev, Yari V, Sundaresan, J, Heijtmanch, F.Crystallin Gene Mutations in Indian Falilies with Inherited Pediatric Cataract. Mol. Vis. 2008;14:1157-1169.
  47. Ilango K, Vijayalakshmi P. Effectiveness Of Vision Stimulation Therapy In Congenitally Blind Children. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2008;56:342-343.
  48. Amala Rajasundari T, Sundaresan, P, Vijayalakshmi P, Brown, D W, Jin, L, Jitendra Jethani.Laboratory confirmation of congenital rubella syndrome in infants: an eye hospital based investigation. J Med Virol. 2008;80:536-546.
  49. Jitendra Jethani, Vijayalakshmi P, Mahesh Kumar. Atypical Ophthalmological Presentation of Neurocysticercosis in Two Children. J AAPOS. 2007;11:495-496.
  50. Vijayalakshmi P, Amala Rajasundari, T, Noela Marie Prasad, Karthik Prakash, Kalpana, Narendran, Meenakshi, R, Muthukkaruppan, V R, Lalitha, Prajna, Brown, David, W G.Prevalence of Eye Signs in Congenital Rubella Syndrome in South India: a role for population screening. Br J Ophthalmol. 2007;91:1467-1470.
  51. Jitendra Jethani. Pigmented Free-Floating Retrolental Space Cyst. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2007;33:741-742.
  52. Vasumathy V, Jitendra Jethani, Anil, Agarwal, Vijayalakshmi , P. Retinitis pigmentosa associated with blepharophimosis, blue dot cataract and primary inferior oblique overaction: A new syndrome complex?. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2007;55:150-151.
  53. Jitendra Jethani, Anurag, Mishra, Shashikant Shetty, Vijayalakshmi P. Weill-Marchesani syndrome associated with retinitis pigmentosa. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2007;55:142-143 .
  54. Jitendra Jethani, Sucheta Parija, Shashikant Shetty, Vijayalakshmi P. Atypical association of Duane retraction syndrome and Bardet Biedl syndrome. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2007;55:139-141.
  55. Vasumathy V, Jitendra Jethani, Vijayalakshmi P. Electroretinographic Assessment and Diagnostic Reappraisal of Children with Visual Dysfunction: a prospective study. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2007;55:113-116.
  56. Ramya Devi, Ramachandran, Vijayalakshmi P, Hejtmancik, J Fielding. Autosomal Recessive Juvenile Onset Cataract Associated with Mutation in BFSP1. Hum Genet. 2007;121:475-82.
  57. Bandyopadhyay R, Shetty S, Vijayalakshmi P. Surgical Outcome in Monocular Elevation Deficit: a retrospective interventional study. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2008 Mar;56(2):127-133.
  58. Vijayalakshmi P, Muthukkaruppan, V R, Amala Rajasundari, T, Korukluoglu, G, Nigatu, W, Warrener, L A, Samuel, D, Brown, D W G. Evaluation of a Commercial Rubella IgM Assay for Use on Oral Fluid Samples for Diagnosis and Surveillance of Congenital Rubella Syndrome and Postnatal Rubella. J Clin Virol. 2006;37:265-268.
  59. Amala Rajasundari T, Keerthy Chandrasekar, Vijayalakshmi P, Muthukkaruppan, V R.Immune Status of Health Care Personnel & Post Vaccination Analysis of Immunity against Rubella in an Eye Hospital. Indian J Med Res. 2006;124:553-558.
  60. Jitendra Jethani, Sucheta Parija, Shashikant Shetty, Vijayalakshmi P. Duane Retraction Syndrome Associated with Oculocutaneous Albinism: an ocular miswiring. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2006;54:283-284.
  61. Jitendra Jethani, Dagar, Abhishek, Vijayalakshmi P, Karthik Prakash. Vertical Misalignment and Its Comparison with Head Tilt in Patients with Peripheral Lateral Rectus Palsy. Asian J Ophthalmol. 2006;8:102-104.
  62. Neethirajan G, Nallathambi, J, Krishnadas, R, Vijayalakshmi, P, Shashikant Shetty, Collinson, Jon Martin, Sundaresan, P. Identification of Novel Mutant PAX6 Alleles in Indian Cases of Familial Aniridia. BMC Ophthalmol. 2006;6.
  63. Vijayalakshmi P, Jitendra Jethani, Usha, Kim R. Congenital Unilateral Ocular Fibrosis Syndrome Secondary to Benign Congenial Tumor. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2006;54:123-125.
  64. Vijayalakshmi P, Shashikant Shetty, Jitendra Jethani, Uma Devi, T B. Bilateral Spontaneous Hyphema in Juvenile Xanthogranuloma. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2006;54:45-46.
  65. Nallathambi J, Neethirajan, Guruswamy, Shashikant Shetty, Vijayalakshmi P, Sundaresan, P.PAX6 Missense Mutations Associated in Patients with Optic Nerve Malformation. Mol. Vis. 2006;12:236-242 .
  66. Ramya Devi R, Vijayalakshmi P. Novel Mutations in GJA8 Associated with Autosomal Dominant Congenital Cataract and Microcornea. Mol. Vis. 2006;12:190-195.
  67. Jitendra Jethani, Karthik Prakash, Vijayalakshmi P, Parija, S. Changes in Astigmatism in Children with Congenital Nystagmus. Graefes Arch. Clin. Exp. Ophthalmol.  2006;244:938-43.
  68. Ramya Devi R, Reena, Chandrashekar, Vijayalakshmi P. Novel Mutations in GJA3 Associated with Autosomal Dominant Congenital Cataract in the Indian Population. Mol. Vis. 2005;11:846-852.
  69. Jitendra Jethani, Vijayalakshmi P. Eye Safety and Prevention of Visual Disability in the Paediatric Age Group. Community Eye Health. 2005;18:S58-S60.
  70. Neethirajan G, Collinson, J Martin, Krishnadas, R, Vijayalakshmi P, Shashikant Shetty, Reena, Chandrashekhar, Sundaresan, P. De Novo Deletions in the Paired Domain of PAX6 in South Indian Aniridic Patients. J Human Genet. 2004;49:647-649.
  71. Neethirajan G, Krishnadas, R, Vijayalakshmi P, Shashikant Shetty, Sundaresan, P.PAX6 Gene Variations Associated with Aniridia in South India. BMC Med. Genet. 2004;5:9-15.
  72. Vijayalakshmi P, Anuradha, Rajamanickam, Karthik Prakash, Kalpana, Narendran, Meenakshi, R, Lalitha, Prajna, Brown, David, Robertson, Susan E.Rubella Serosurveys at Three Aravind Eye Hospitals in Tamil Nadu, India. Bull. World Health Organ. 2004;82:259-264.
  73. Srivastava KK, Sundaresh, K, Vijayalakshmi P. A New Surgical Technique for Ocular Fixation in Congenital Third Nerve Palsy. J AAPOS. 2004;8:371-377.
  74. Santhiya ST, Manisastry, Shyam Manohar, Rawlley, Deepika, Malathi, Raghunathan, Anishetty, Sharmila, Gopinath, Puthiya M, Vijayalakshmi P, Namperumalsamy, P, Graw, Jochen.Mutation Analysis of Congenital Cataracts in Indian Families: identification of SNPs and a new causative allele in CRYBB2 gene. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 004;45:3599-3607.
  75. Nirmalan PK, Rajesh Kumar John, Gothwal, Vijaya Kumari, Baskaran, Sethu, Vijayalakshmi P, Lakshmi Rahmathullah.The Impact of Visual Impairment on Functional Vision of Children in Rural South India: the Kariapatti pediatric eye evaluation project. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 2004;45:3442-3445.
  76. Nirmalan PK, Sheeladevi, S, Tamilselvi, V, Victor, Arockia C L, Vijayalakshmi P, Lakshmi Rahmathullah.Perceptions of Eye Diseases and Eye Care Needs of Children among Parents in Rural South India: the Kariapatti pediatric eye evaluation project (KEEP). Indian J Ophthalmol. 2004;52:163-167.
  77. Vijayalakshmi P, Nirmalan PK, Mihir TK. Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus in India. J AAPOS. 2004;8:18-19.
  78. Neethirajan G, Hanson, Isabel M, Krishnadas, R, Vijayalakshmi P, Anupkumar, Kesavan, Sundaresan, P. A Novel PAX6 Gene Mutation in an Indian Aniridia Patient. Mol. Vis. 2003;9:205-209.
  79. Mihir TK, Turakhia, Jinesh K, Vijayalakshmi P, Karthika, Arumugam, Nirmalan PK. Can the Bruckner Test be used as a Rapid Screening Test to Detect Amblyogenic Factors in Developing Countries. Am Orthopt J. 2003;53:121-126.
  80. Vijayalakshmi P, Kuldeep Kumar Srivastava, Poornima, Balajee, Nirmalan PK.Visual Outcome of Cataract Surgery in Children with Congenital Rubella Syndrome. J AAPOS. 2003;7:91-95.
  81. Nirmalan PK, Vijayalakshmi P, Sheeladevi, S, Mihir, T Kothari, Sundaresan, K, Lakshmi Rahmathullah.The Kariapatti Pediatric Eye Evaluation Project: baseline ophthalmic data of children aged 15 years or younger in Southern India. Am. J. Ophthalmol. 2003;136:703-709.
  82. Vijayalakshmi P, Gaurav Kakkar, Arun Samprathi, Banushree R. Ocular Manifestations of Congenital Rubella Syndrome in a Developing Country. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2002;50:307-311.
  83. Vijayalakshmi P. Amblyopia – Practical Considerations. Eye Care. 2001:49-53.
  84. Rathinam Sivakumar R, Fritche, Thomas R, Srinivasan, M, Vijayalakshmi P, Read, Russel W, Gautom, Romesh, Namperumalsamy, P, Rao, Narsing A. An Outbreak of Trematode-induced Granulomas of the Conjunctiva. Ophthalmology. 2001;108:1223-1229.
  85. Minu MM, Seema Vishnu, Prajna, N Venkatesh, Vijayalakshmi P, Srinivasan, M. Congenital corneal anesthesia: A series of four case reports. Cornea. 2001;20:194-196.
  86. Sundaresh K, Jitendra Jethani and Vijayalakshmi P. Optical Iridectomy in Children with Corneal Opacities. J AAPOS. 2000;12:163-165.
  87. Eckstein M, Vijayalakshmi P, Gilbert, Clare, Foster, Allen. Randomised Clinical Trial of Lensectomy versus Lens Aspiration and Primary Capsulotomy for Children with Bilateral Cataract in South India. Br J Ophthalmol. 1999;83:524-529.
  88. Rathinam Sivakumar R, Vijayalakshmi P, Namperumalsamy, P, Nozik, Robert A, Cunningham Jr., Emmett T. Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada Syndrome in Children. Ocul Immunol Inflamm 1998;6:155-161.
  89. Eckstein M. Vijayalakshmi P, Killedar, Milind, Gilbert, Glare, Foster, Allen. Use of Intraocular Lenses in Children with Traumatic Cataract in South India. Br J Ophthalmol. 1998;82:911-915.
  90. Eckstein M, Brown, D W G, Foster, A, Richards, A F, Gilbert, C E, Vijayalakshmi P. Congenital Rubella in South India: diagnosis using saliva from infants with cataract. Br Med J. 1996;312:161.
  91. Eckstein M, Vijayalakshmi P, Killedar, Milind, Gilbert, Clare, Foster, Allen. Aetiology of Childhood Cataract in South India. Br J Ophthalmol. 1996;80:628-632.
  92. Bosma TJ, Corbett, Karen M, Eckstein, Michael B, O’Shea, Siobhan, Vijayalakshmi P, Banatvala, Jangu E, Morton, Karen, Best, Jennifer M. Use of PCR for Prenatal and Postnatal Diagnosis of Congenital Rubella. J Clin Microbiol. 1995;33:2881-2887.
  93. Srinivasan M, Vijayalakshmi P. Keratomycosis in Children. Afro Asian J ophthalmol. 1991;10:5-8.
  94. Vijayalakshmi P. A Study of Adjustable Rectus Muscle Surgery. Indian J Ophthalmol. 1984;32:491-493.

Dr. P. Vijayalakshmi has been recognised by getting many awards like Dr. Joseph Gnanadickam Oration Award, Dr. K. Subramanian Oration Award, Dr. D. Sundareswaran Endowment Oration award, Ishwar Chandra Oration medal.