Headshot photo of Dr. Prithvi Mruthyunjaya, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Stanford University
Bio-X Affiliated Faculty

Dr. Prithvi Mruthyunjaya cares for patients with conditions related to cancer of the eye in both adults and children - either benign, pre-cancerous, or eye cancer. These conditions include ocular melanoma, hemangioma, cancers from other parts of the body which spread to the eye, Coats' disease, retinoblastoma, iris tumors (melanoma, cysts, metastatic lesions) and tumors of the conjunctiva including melanoma, and squamous cells carcinoma. He also manages the eye related side effects of chemotherapy treatments. He is an expert in using the most advanced diagnostic tests to make a personalized treatment plan for every patient. With his expertise in retinal surgery, he treats patients with a variety of advanced techniques including small instrument tumor biopsy, vitrectomy, and radiation therapy.

As a retinal surgeon, he manages complicated retinal diseases including retinal detachment, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, and diabetic eye disease.

Dr. Mruthyunjaya has maintained a broad research interest with publications in both ocular oncology and retinal diseases. His focus is on multi-modal imaging of ocular tumors and understanding imaging clues that may predict vision loss after ocular radiation therapy. He coordinates multi-center research on the role of genetic testing and outcomes of treatments of ocular melanoma. In the field of retinal diseases, his interests are in intra-operative imaging to enhance surgical accuracy.