Dr. Deepan Selvadurai

Deepan Selvadurai, M.D.

Buffalo Glaucoma Specialist and Cataract Surgeon

Mayo Clinic Health System
McGill University
Northwestern University
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
University of Toronto
Dr. Deepan Selvadurai is a fellowship trained and board certified cataract and glaucoma specialist. He has largely been amongst the first to adopt and utilize new technology and advanced methods of treatment and management for complex cases of cataract and glaucoma.

Dr. Deepan Selvadurai is seeing patients at our Orchard Park location.

  • Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Member: American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member: American Glaucoma Society
  • Former President of the Buffalo Ophthalmology Society and current Board Member

Education & Experience

  • Bachelor of Science Microbiology and Immunology – McGill University
  • M.D – Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (Dean’s Award)
  • Internship – Northwestern University
  • Residency – Chief Resident – The Mayo Clinic
  • Fellowship – The University of Toronto

Expert Patient Care & Accomplishments

Dr. Deepan Selvadurai was one of the first surgeons in the country to perform a novel minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS) using the new OMNI surgical system, which reduces eye pressure. He was also one of the first in the country to perform dropless cataract surgery, which allows patients an easier recovery by virtue of needing fewer medications in the post-operative period.

One of the aspects that differentiates him from other glaucoma specialists is that he truly takes the time to help his patients understand their procedures and feel confident that they’re trusting the right team with their care. That trust is earned, and Dr. Deepan Selvadurai prides himself on not simply shuffling patients through our practice.

Patient Testimonials

Dr. Deepan Selvadurai is my mother’s glaucoma specialist. He is very patient and thorough with my mom. He explains everything he is doing to her and makes sure she understands. He recently performed a microsurgery on both of her eyes which has dropped the pressure in her eyes to approximately a , which is a wonderful pressure for a low tension glaucoma patient. I highly recommend him.


He always has a smile and put the biggest smile on my face after cataract surgery. I didn’t realize how much my vision had slipped. Within a day of my surgery, I was seeing better than I had in years. Dr. Deepan Selvadurai took the time to call me after the surgery himself to see if I had any questions or concerns. I was recommended to him by a friend and I could not be happier. He is such a nice man and talented surgeon. I feel blessed to be his patient.


Buffalo Ophthalmology eye care patients

Community Involvement & Interests

Dr. Deepan Selvadurai has taken a humanitarian interest in delivering high-quality eye care to underserved regions of the world. He’s brought laser treatments for glaucoma and diabetic retinopathic patients in St Vincent and the Grenadines, as well as working with the ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital in Nigeria and Kenya.

In the Buffalo area, he’s worked with various organizations on occasion to provide eyecare to the less fortunate and lends sponsorship to various community and youth groups. He speaks French, Spanish, and Tamil, and enjoys cycling and spending time with his family.

Media Recognition

Publications & Media Recognition

Notable research and publications:

  • Canaloplasty and trabeculotomy with the OMNI®️️️️️️ surgical system in OAG with prior trabecular microbypass stenting. International Ophthalmology, 2023.
  • “Canaloplasty and trabeculotomy with the OMNI®️️ surgical system in OAG with prior trabecular microbypass stenting.” International Ophthalmology, 2022.
  • “Canaloplasty and Trabeculotomy ab interno with the OMNI System Combined with Cataract Surgery in Open-Angle Glaucoma: 12-month Outcomes from the ROMEO Study.” Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 2020.
  • “Aqueous humor outflow facility by tonography does not change with body position.” Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, 2010.
  • “American Joint Committee on Cancer classification predicts outcome of patients with lacrimal gland adenoid cystic carcinoma.” Ophthalmology, 2009.
  • “Corneal abnormalities in incontinentia pigmenti: histopathological and confocal correlations.” Cornea, 2008.

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In The News

Glaucoma screening and treatment

Dr. Deepan Selvadurai Joins Senior Radio’s Linda Pellegrino to Discuss Cataracts

By Staff Feb 26, 2022

Our own Dr. Selvadurai sat down with the host of Aging Gracefully, Linda Pellegrino, to get the facts straight about cataracts: how common they are, how Medicare can help cover cataract surgery, and some surprising information about how cataract surgery is linked to living longer!
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Donated sight-saving surgery underlines the importance of eye care

By Scott Scanlon July 30, 2021

As if a raging pandemic wasn’t bad enough, Douglas Spetz’s eyesight almost failed in the spring of 2020 – and that was in his good eye. The retired furniture maker already had lost sight in his right eye after an accident when he was 3.

Dr. Deepan joins WUFO Power 96.5’s A Senior Moment radio show to discuss Glaucoma Awareness

By Staff Feb 25, 2021

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New 15-minute surgery eases glaucoma, helps return WNY man to 20/20 vision

By Scott Scanlon Sep 13, 2019

Bill Westin underwent conventional surgery five years ago to address an infection and glaucoma in his left eye and save whatever vision possible. He lost some beforehand, which helps explain why he became so concerned in recent years as a cataract and glaucoma slowly robbed him of sight in his dominant right eye.
Glaucoma screening and treatment

Glaucoma can be treated, so make sure you get screened

By Staff Jan 27, 2020

Glaucoma is otherwise known as the sneak thief of vision. For the most part, it is a disease that damages the optic nerve of the eye and can rob someone’s peripheral vision slowly and methodically, without pain. This is why it is so important to get regular eye exams done by either an optometrist or an ophthalmologist.

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