Valli Muthappan, MD
Dr. Valliammai (Valli) Muthappan is a native of Murrysville, PA, and attended high school at Shady Side Academy. She returned to the area in 2014 and started Cataract and Eye Consultants in 2017. She has performed over 4,000 eye surgeries, and has published papers in the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, Cornea, and Clinical Ophthalmology. She has received recognition for her presentations in the US and abroad.
In her free time, she likes to go running and hiking. She and her husband recently welcome their first child and are enjoying the adventure of being new parents.
B.A., magna cum laude, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
M.D., Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Residency, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Fellowship, Cornea Surgery, Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology
Fellow, American Academy of Ophthalmology
Areas of Expertise
Dr. Valli performs the latest techniques including the placement of standard lenses, correction of astigmatism with limbal relaxing incisions (LRIs) or toric lens implants, and presbyopia correction with multifocal lens implants and the use of lasers in surgery.
Corneal Disease and Surgery
She sees patients with a wide variety of corneal diseases including viral and bacterial infections, dry eye, keratoconus, corneal scars and Fuch's corneal dystrophy. She is adept at performing corneal transplant procedures including Descemet's Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK), Descemet's Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK), Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK) and Penetrating Keratoplasty (PKP).
YAG and SLT Laser procedures
Dr. Valli performs YAG lasers for opacification of lens implants, YAG laser iridotomy for angle closure glacuoma, and SLT/ALT lasers for treatment of high eye pressure in glaucoma.
Refractive Eye Surgery - LASIK, PRK, ICL
Dr. Valli is adept at correcting vision to reduce or eliminate dependency on glasses. Based on what is best for the patient, she will perform LASIK, PRK, place intraocular collamer lens (ICL), or offer another option.
Other Eye Conditions and Surgeries
She also sees patient with a wide variety of other eye conditions, including
conjunctival lesions and pterygia (growths on the white part of the eye)
anterior uveitis (inflammation in the front part of the eye)
issues with the iris (colored part of the eye).
She performs complex anterior eye surgeries such as
removal of intraocular lenses
replacement of intraocular lenses
removal of growths on the surface of the eye.
To make an appointment with Dr. Valli, Please ask your Doctor for a Referral!