Rahul Bhola, M.D.

Chief of Ophthalmology

Kosair Children's Hospital Director Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Clinical Faculty

CLINICAL EXPERTISE:

Amblyopia (Lazy Eye), Strabimus, Diplopia (Double Vision), Grave’s Disease (Thyroid Eye Disease), Myasthenia Gravis, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Pediatric Cataract, Pediatric Glaucoma

CONTACT INFORMATION:

301 E. Muhammad Ali Boulevard, Louisville KY 40202
Telephone: 502-852-7188 Fax: 502-852-3811
E-mail: rahul.bhola@louisville.edu

EDUCATION:
M.D.:

University College of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

OPHTHALMOLOGY RESIDENCY:

University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

FELLOWSHIPS:

Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus-University of California, Los Angeles, CA-
Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus- University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

CERTIFICATION:

American Board of Ophthalmology
Indian Board of Ophthalmology

RESEARCH INTERESTS:

My research interest is focused on diseases resulting in irreversible vision loss in pediatric population such as amblyopia, strabismus, pediatric cataract, glaucoma and retinopathy of prematurity. I am also involved in research projects on better understanding the etiology and pathogenesis of Grave’s Disease and its ocular involvement.

PUBLICATIONS:
  1. Bhola R, Purkiss T, Stewart D, Rychwalski P. Effect of GCSF in Retiopathy of Prematurity. Journal of American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 2009 Oct;13(5):450-3
  2. Kumar K, Prasad H, Bhola R. Hang-back recession of inferior oblique muscle in V-pattern strabismus with inferior oblique overaction. Journal of American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 2008 Aug; 12(4) 401-404.
  3. Bhola R, Olson RJ. Dorsal Midbrain Syndrome with bilateral superior oblique palsy following brainstem hemorrhage. Archives of Ophthalmology 2006 Dec.124(12) 1786-8.
  4. Bhola R, Keech RV, Kutschke P, Pfeifer W, Scott WE. Recurrence of Amblyopia after occlusion therapy. Ophthalmology 2006 Nov. 113(11) 2097-100.
  5. Ortube M, Bhola R, Demer JL. Orbital magnetic resonance imaging of extraocular muscles in chronic progressive external ophthalmoplegia: specific diagnostic findings. Journal of American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 2006 Oct; 10(5):414-8.
  6. Sharma P, Gogoi M, Kedar S, Bhola R. Periosteal fixation in third-nerve palsy. Journal of American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 2006 Aug;10(4):324-7.
  7. Bhola R, Keech RV, Olson RJ. Long-term Outcomes of Pediatric Aphakic Glaucoma. Journal of American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 2006 June; 10 (3) 243-8.
  8. Bhola R, Saxena R, Sethi HS, Sharma P, Panda A. Letter to Editor: Bilateral dissociated vertical deviation in a case of congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy. Indian Journal of Opthalmology. 2006 July; 54 (3) 210.
  9. Bhola R, Saxena R, Sethi HS, Sharma P, Panda A. Bilateral dissociated vertical deviation in a case of congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy. Indian Journal of Opthalmology. 2006 March; 54 (1) 41-2.
  10. Bhola R, Rosenbaum AL, Ortube M, Demer JL. High resolution MRI demonstrates varied anatomic abnormalities in Brown’s Syndrome. Journal of American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 2005 Oct;9(1):438-48.
  11. Bhola R, Rosenbaum AL. Ethmoidal Sinus Mucocele: An unusual cause of Acquired Brown’s Syndrome. British Journal of Ophthalmology. 2005 August;89(8):1069.
  12. Bhola R, Velez F, Rosenbaum AL. Isolated Superior Oblique Tucking: An Effective Procedure for Superior Oblique Palsy with profound Superior Oblique Underaction. Journal of American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus. 2005 June; 9 (3): 243-249.
  13. Thacker NM, Velez FG, Bhola R, Britt M, Rosenbaum AL. Lateral rectus resections in Divergence palsy: Results of Long-term follow up. Journal of American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 2005 Feb;9 (1):7-11.
  14. Bhola R, Sharma P, Saxena R, Gulati P. MRI of an unusual case of Ipsilateral Brown Syndorme with contralateral superior oblique palsy. Journal of American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 2004 Apr;8 (2):196-7.