Dr Ramakrishnan is a medical retina specialist and cataract surgeon. She completed her medical training and graduated with honours from Monash University in Melbourne. After completing a Masters of Medicine in Ophthalmic Sciences, she undertook her specialist ophthalmology training at Sydney Eye Hospital.
On completing her specialist training, Dr Ramakrishnan pursued her interest in remote and third world ophthalmology through the Fred Hollows Fellowship. She worked in remote indigenous communities in central Australia as well as in rural communities in Nepal and gained experience in managing complex cataracts and advanced diabetic eye disease. Following this she undertook a Medical Retina Fellowship at the renowned Moorfields Eye Hospital in London where she specialised in diseases of the retina including age-related macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusions, anterior and posterior uveitis as well as genetic disorders of the eye. During her time at Moorfields Eye Hospital she was also involved in research focusing on the management of macular disorders.