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Maanasa Indaram


Medical Director, Adult Strabismus, San Francisco
Medical Director, Pediatric Ophthalmology, San Francisco
Pediatric ophthalmologist and strabismus specialist

Dr. Maanasa Indaram is an ophthalmologist who cares for children with all types of eye conditions, as well as adults with strabismus (abnormal eye alignment), eye movement disorders and keratoconus (a vision-affecting disorder of the cornea). She specializes in treating strabismus with glasses, botulinum toxin (Botox) injections or eye muscle surgery, and has expertise in a minimally invasive procedure called corneal cross-linking to treat keratoconus in both adults and children, including those with neurodevelopmental disorders. In addition, she has expertise in managing pediatric cataracts, anterior segment diseases (disorders of the front of the eye), amblyopia (lazy eye), ptosis (drooping upper eyelid) and orbital dermoid cysts.

Indaram serves as medical director of UCSF's pediatric ophthalmology division and adult strabismus clinic, and she co-directs pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. Her research interests include treatments for strabismus and keratoconus.

Indaram earned her medical degree at Duke University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in ophthalmology at UCSF, followed by a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus at Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts Eye and Ear, both affiliates of Harvard Medical School's ophthalmology department.

Indaram is a member of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Frederick C. Cordes Eye Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

  • Education

    Duke University School of Medicine, 2012

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Ophthalmology, 2016

  • Fellowships

    Boston Children's Hospital and Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus, 2017

  • Board Certifications

    Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

I am passionate about caring for people with all kinds of vision disorders, because treatment can have a large and lasting impact on their lives.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    293 Ratings
    About our process
    Oct 18, 2023
    Better then all
    Sep 20, 2023
    The visit was successful. At times it seemed rushed.
    Mar 12, 2023
    Dr Indaram is amazing. I am so grateful for this surgery which has gone seemlessly. She deeply cares about her patients and is a very nice person. It's been a real treat to have become acquainted with her.
    Mar 07, 2023
    Everything was very good.
    Feb 27, 2023
    Dr Indaram has helped our daughter by offering the excellent care and gladly addressing all our questions and concerns.
    Feb 26, 2023
    Excellent experience with Doctor Indaram and staff
    Feb 24, 2023
    The doctor was lovely, friendly, kind, clear and direct.
    Feb 24, 2023
    Everything was fine, it's just that the written information was in English.
    Feb 13, 2023
    The check in team were great. The nurse spoke clearly to both me and my child. The doctor superb as always. We could be more satisfied with the great patient nurse care and the doctor patient care and over all everything.
    Feb 08, 2023
    Dr Indaram is a compassionate and skilled physician.
    Feb 06, 2023
    Feb 06, 2023
    Feb 03, 2023
    She's excellent.
    Jan 30, 2023
    Excellent service. Thank you so much.
    Jan 29, 2023
    Thank you
    Jan 27, 2023
    She was nice and answered all my questions, she made my child feel comfortable.
    Jan 25, 2023
    Very professional.
    Jan 23, 2023
    Amazing doctors my children love coming to there doctors appointments because the doctors and nurses are so nice to them.
    Jan 20, 2023
    Everyone we came in contact with super sweet besides, the lady put in eyedrops in
    Jan 09, 2023
    Dr seemed to be rushing, did not take the time to thoroughly answer or explain. Tone of Dr was dismissive
    Dec 16, 2022
    Dr. Indaram was well versed in my condition/history andclearly informed me of my options. Since my condition has no clear cut solution she helped clarify both a current and long term strategy. Dr. Indaram is personable and very knowledgeable. I have complete confidence in her and feel extremely fortunate to have her as my doctor.
    Dec 02, 2022
    She was amazingly Knowledgeable about my child's condition
    Nov 30, 2022
    Nov 14, 2022
    They treated my son very well with a lot of professionalism and patience
    Nov 07, 2022
    Both very good.
    Nov 07, 2022
    They were very kind to us. Thank you.
    Oct 31, 2022
    All good and satisfactory, thanks.
    Oct 17, 2022
    She was nice. But didnt listen to me and my observations with my daughter and her eye were different then her quick eye exams. I just dont feel my concerns arent addressed because they arent matching up with their testing results.
    Oct 17, 2022
    Sep 28, 2022
    Eye surgery harder than anticipated but Dr was clear that might be the case
    Sep 22, 2022
    I was impressed by everything about this visit including the patience with which Dr. Indaram listened to my concerns about previous failed eye surgeries and her thoughtful answers to them. The material I was given about what to expect from eye surgery was far more informative and useful than similar material I received before my last UCSF surgery in 2017. All of which has made a difference to willingness to try again.
    Sep 14, 2022
    The whole team was extra sensitive and caring to my child, they are remarkable and if I have a choice I will forever stay with UCSF.
    Sep 14, 2022
    It was outstanding in every way and completely resolved my issue.
    Aug 30, 2022
    Aug 19, 2022
    My experience to say ,all stall like family
    Aug 15, 2022
    Felt very comfortable with my upcoming surgery.
    Aug 12, 2022
    The Best!
    Aug 06, 2022
    Good experience
    Aug 03, 2022
    I'm a big fan of Dr Indaram
    Jul 27, 2022
    The whole experience with UCSF and the team was outstanding.
    Jul 25, 2022
    A really good enjoyable service, my child looks forward to the visits when we have them.
    Jul 17, 2022
    We had a very good experience at our first visit. At our second pre-op visit the plan was changed. I don't think the provider adequately explained why she changed the plan nor did she allow much time for questions though it is recorded in our after visit summary that she spent time answering questions. I don't mind if the plan for surgery was changed if that was the right thing to do but we had to travel in from a distance and stay in a hotel in order to be there on time for the procedure. A more thorough explanation of the change and expected follow up would have been helpful. It will be an expense for us to return again for the follow up appointments.
    May 25, 2022
    I was impressed with how much everybody cared and how much they reacted to my concerns.
    May 23, 2022
    We have been through lots of hospitals and childrens hospitals for both our sons and UCSF was without a doubt exceptional!
    Apr 29, 2022
    She was excellent and was very knowledgeable.
    Apr 29, 2022
    The booking experience set a really bad tone. We waited three months for an appointment and were warned that if we were more than 5 mins late we wouldn't have an appointment anymore and it would be months. Then we waited hours while there. After the drops, we were told 30 mins, but it was an hour again. Just really long periods of no communication.
    Apr 28, 2022
    They're the best Doctors
    Apr 11, 2022
    Thank you
    Apr 04, 2022
    Wait time between nurse's evaluation & doctor coming in was a little long, approx 35 minutes.
    Mar 28, 2022
    I was impressed with the concern and thoroughness of my doctor. She spent considerable time with me discussing my treatment options.
    Mar 18, 2022
    Again Dr was great!
    Mar 16, 2022
    Exceptionally professional!
    Mar 14, 2022
    Dr. Indaram is great but the department and other staff not so much. We were the first to arrive and check in and the last to get seen. We checked in at 820am for a 9am appointment. I overheard 3 other clients checking in for a 9am with the same physician. Those clients were seen before my son and we were the first there. 9:15 and 9:30 appts were also being called before my sons 9 am.
    Mar 14, 2022
    The staff at the lobby were very friendly. Made the visit a very pleasent one for me and my child.
    Mar 11, 2022
    A pleasure to deal with
    Mar 09, 2022
    We were very happy with the care received. We were worried about our son, and your team was excellent.
    Mar 07, 2022
    It was excellent.
    Feb 28, 2022
    The staff showed very little compassion towards the comfort of my distress my child.
    Feb 09, 2022
    Wonderful experience. I will offfer one suggestion: for the remote visit we were emailed (a very thorough) packet explaining some tests to complete a couple days prior. We ended up not needing to complete for our visit as it was for a second opinion, but I would recommend sending 5days prior if possible. The instructions require 2 adults, & for us time didn't permit as my husband was working. I did my best to do on my own & it was really tricky. I understand if the tests are time sensitive, then that takes president and there is no option. If not, It would have been great to have had the weekend/ a little more time. Thank you for all you do!

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