Dr Kamala Devi Lingam is a senior consultant ophthalmologist with subspecialty interest in orbital, ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery (oculoplastics).
She graduated from Kasturba Medical College, Mysore University in 1980. She obtained the Masters Degree in Ophthalmology from UKM in 1989. Thereafter she did a fellowship in Oculoplastics in the Queens Hospital Nottingham (UK) in 1997.
She served the government from 1979 till 2001. During these years in the government service she was the head of the ophthalmology departments in Hospital Sultanah Aminah, Johor Baru (1992-1998) and Hospital Sultanah Tengku Ampuan Rahimah, Klang in 1998. She worked in Hospital Kuala Lumpur as senior consultant till 2001.
She was appointed Professor and Head of the ophthalmology department, Melaka Manipal Medical College in 2002. Additionally, she is a visiting consultant to the Eye Department in University Hospital since 2002.
She has been instrumental in starting the oculoplastic services in Hospital Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and University Hospital. Besides oculoplastics, she performs cataract, squint and other general ophthalmic surgeries and treat common ocular diseases.
She is actively involved in continuous medical education, teaching undergraduates, postgraduates and ophthalmologists interested in oculoplastics. She also made several presentations at national and international levels and is the Malaysian representative of the Asia Pacific Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Society.