Deepta Ghate MD

Associate Professor and Glaucoma Fellowship Director


Adult Glaucoma

Pediatric Glaucoma

Clinic Locations:

Truhlsen Eye Institute


Medical School: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Residency: University of Kentucky, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Fellowship: Glaucoma at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Corneal physiology at Emory University, Atlanta GA

Certification: Fellow - American Board of Ophthalmology, Member - American Glaucoma Society

Philosophy of Care:

To present patients with the best available clinical evidence and discuss risks and benefits of all reasonable treatment options for shared decision making.

Professional Interests:

Dr. Ghate is an active clinician–scientist. She has received the University of Nebraska Physician-Scientist award, the Diversity Award and the Mentorship for Advancement of Physician Scientists Award from the American Glaucoma Society.

She has received funding as primary investigator from the American Glaucoma Society, the Nebraska Research Initiative, System Science Collaboration and the Great Plains IDeA CTR Scholar Award, among others, and as co-investigator from the National Eye Institute, the IDeA CTR superstar program, the IDeA CTR pilot grant program and the Bright Focus foundation.

Her research interests include: developing ocular biomarkers for intracranial pressure, developing a new device for measurement of episcleral venous pressure, and the study of activities of daily living in glaucoma particularly driving in collaboration with the Mind and Brain Health Labs in collaboration with Drs. Rizzo, Anderson and Kedar.

Dr. Ghate collaborates with Dr. Siwei Zhao on new devices for intraocular drug delivery and their team won the IDeA superstar award 2019. She also collaborates with Dr. Matthew Van Hook as co-investigator on the physiology of glaucoma and Drs. Toris, Gulati and Fan on the study of aqueous humor dynamics.

Dr. Ghate and Dr. Kedar are the co-inventors of the Virtual Reality Pupil Simulator which has been used in medical student and resident education.


iEXCEL: cutting edge 3D, VR and other simulation technology at UNMC is changing health education and improving the preparation of health care professionals.  Video link

Great Plains IDeA | Clinical and Translational Research 2017 Scholar Award Recipient

Mind & Brain Health Labs Faculty Collaborators

Center for Advanced Surgical Technology (CAST) Member

Glaucoma Fellowship

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