Jay Chhablani, MD

  • Associate Professor of Ophthalmology
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Medical Retina and Vitreoretinal Surgery

Clinical Emphasis
Macular disorders - age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and central serous chorioretinopathy
Vitreo-retinal surgery - macular hole repair, diabetic vitrectomy, and retinal detachment repair

Research Emphasis 
Retinal Imaging and clinical applications

Education & Training

  • Medical School - Pt JNM Medical College, India
  • Residency - Kasturba Medical College, India
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery Fellowship - Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai
  • Medical Retina Fellowship - University of California, San Diego

Representative Publications

Research Interests

Clinical research

  • Choroidal diseases such as Central Serous Chorioretinopathy, Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy
  • Newer anti-VEGF drugs in retinal disease such as ziv-aflibercept
  • Newer imaging modalities such as OCT angiography
  • Imaging biomarkers for various retinal and choroidal diseases


Image processing

  • Development of various automated algorithms for choroidal image analysis
  • Machine learning algorithms for various macular diseases using multimodal imaging modalities



  • Newer techniques for macular hole repair
  • ​Intraoperative optical coherence tomography


Basic research

  • Proteomics and genomics in Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Proteomics and genomics in surgical-removed epiretinal and internal limiting membranes 
  • Proteomics and genomics in Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Proteomics in age-related macular degeneration