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Arpita Suketu Maniar

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Diseases & Surgery


Dr. Arpita Maniar joined the Duke Eye Center as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology in September 2023. She is a part of the division of ocular oncology, and is fellowship-trained in both ocular oncology and oculoplastic surgery. 

Dr. Maniar provides comprehensive care for a wide variety of benign and malignant tumors affecting the eye and its surrounding structures, across all age groups. This includes more common ocular tumors like melanoma, lymphoma, ocular metastasis and retinoblastoma to eyelid tumors like squamous cell carcinoma and basal cell carcinoma, to less common and rare orbital and ocular surface tumors. She also manages ocular side-effects from systemic chemotherapeutic drugs. She often collaborates with other specialists from radiation oncology, interventional radiology, medical oncology ,ENT and neurosurgery to deliver comprehensive cancer care. 

Her research interests lay in studying ocular melanomas and retinoblastomas. She has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on these conditions, and has also delivered talks at regional, national and international conferences. Dr. Maniar is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, and All India Ophthalmological Society. 


Dr. Maniar’s commitment to effective communication and individualized care is a fundamental aspect of her practice. 

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology · 2023 - Present Ophthalmology, Vitreoretinal Diseases & Surgery, Ophthalmology

Education, Training & Certifications

Grant Medical College (India) · 2013 M.B.B.S.