Dear Colleagues,

The subspecialty of Ophthalmic Anaesthesia has now come a long way since the days of Retrobulbar anesthesia for cataract surgeries. The ever-increasing role of a well-trained anesthetist cannot be overemphasized in the contemporary world of ophthalmic disease management. From merely monitoring patients under topical anesthesia for systemic complications,   the role of anesthetists has now expanded to include pediatric and adult general anesthesia for a host of ocular diseases including surgery for congenital eye diseases and strabismus, ocular malignancies, and orbital diseases amongst others, demanding specific skills.

It is with great pride and pleasure that we invite you to the second annual conference of the  Association of Indian Ophthalmic Anaesthetists (AIOA). Such annual deliberations of the AIOA are committed to ensuring that ophthalmologists, anesthetists, and allied paramedical professionals are equipped with and updated on the training and education necessary for the provision of safe and high-quality ophthalmic anesthesia services in the efficient surgical management of eye diseases. It is an appropriate forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences that promotes and encourages scientific endeavors and facilitates the exchange of innovative anesthetic practices. A diverse mix of anesthetists, ophthalmologists, and health care professionals have consented to be part of the invited faculty for the scientific deliberations that include didactics, collaborative interactions, and live demonstrations of ophthalmic anesthetic procedures and techniques.

We eagerly await your active participation in the annual  AIOA Conference to be held at the Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai on September 24th & 25th, 2022.

Dr. A. Ravichandar,
Organizing Secretary – 2nd Annual AIOA Conference
Consultant Anaesthesiologist,
Aravind Eye Hospital – Madurai
Tamil Nadu


  • Didactic lectures
    • Basic Science/ Complications & Challenges Faced
  • Live Demonstration
    • Needle Blocks / Eyelid block / Sub-Tenon’s Block
  • Panel discussions
  • Debates on Medicolegal issues
  • 1st AIOA Annual Oration – Ocular Hypotonia: Causes & Management

The conference also offers a workshop on the following sessions :

  • Hands-on practice sessions for Needle blocks
  • Wet-lab session for Sub-Tenon’s block using Goat’s eye
  • ABC – CAB: Training session on BLS
  • Wealth & Health wellbeing for doctors

International Faculty

National Faculty

Registration – AIOA

Registration Fee (Till 15th September 2022)

Registration Fee
GST (18%)
TNMC Credit Hours (Certificate)

Member- AIOA





Non Member – AIOA /Delegate





Postgraduates / Fellows






Registration Fee for specific for WORKSHOP SESSIONS
(Additional fee for those who wants to register to these sessions)

Registration Fee
GST (18%)

Member- AIOA / Postgraduates / Fellows / Paramedics




Non Member – AIOA/ Delegate





Spot Registration:

  • Rs. 590/- (Inclusive GST) is applicable in addition to the Registration fee for all categories
  • Spot registration cannot be done for Workshop Sessions


Registration Information:

  • Only Online Registration with Online Payment is accepted (Debit card / Credit card/ Net Banking)
  • Registration fee includes; admission to the scientific sessions, trade exhibitions, inaugural function, lunch and dinner
  • Postgraduates / Fellows must furnish documentary evidence (Letter from the Head of the department) while submitting the online registration form
  • The additional registration fee is applicable to participate in the workshop sessions scheduled for half-a-day during the conference. It is optional (Refer the Additional Registration Fee for WORKSHOP SESSIONS)
  • Paramedical staff / Technicians are also eligible to attend the conference / workshop hands on sessions
  • Registration only for the Workshop sessions are not permitted
  • Registration closes on 15th September 2022

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • Cancellation is permitted only upto 15th September 2022 and 50% of the registration fee would be deducted as processing charges
  • Refund of registration fee will be made one month after the conference and only against a written request submitted to the conference secretariat

Day 1 : 24th September 2022




8.30 – 10.30 AM
Session I : Basic Principles in Ophthalmic Anaesthesia

8.30 AM

Anatomy pertinent to regional ophthalmic blocks

Dr Shalini Subramanian, Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Naryana Nethralaya, Bengaluru

8.50 AM

Depth of anaesthesia and its effects on eyeball movement

Dr Nitika Goel, Associate Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, PGIMER, Chandigarh

9.10 AM

Sedation techniques for different eye surgery

Dr Dilip Shende, Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain Medicine & Critical Care, AIIMS New Delhi

9.20 AM

Antiplatelet and anticoagulant medications: To withhold or not?

Dr Vikas Saini, Professor, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, PGIMER, Chandigarh

9.40 AM

Systemic complications following ophthalmic blocks

Dr Indu M Sen, Professor, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, PGIMER, Chandigarh



10.15 – 10.30 AM

Tea Break

10.30 -11.15 AM
 Session II : Live demonstration of Ophthalmic blocks

Needle blocks

Dr Jaichandran V V, Deputy Director, Department of Anaesthesiology, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai

Sub-Tenon block

Dr. Madhu Shekhar, Chief – Cataract & IOL Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai

11.15 -11:30 AM
Session III : Special Guest Lecture

Safety protocol in high volume ophthalmic surgery

Dr. R.D. Ravindran, Chairman, Aravind Eye Hospital

Session IV : Panel Discussion “Fasting Status / Pre-op Investigations / Blood pressure and Sugar levels before eye surgery


Dr Suman Shree R CEO & Director, HOD Anaesthesiology, Nethradhama Super Speciality Eye Hospital

Panelists :
Dr Jagadeesh
V Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai
Dr. Banushree
Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai
Dr. Venkat Raja Hadigal,
LVEPI, Hyderabad

12.15– 1.00 PM

Ocular Hypotonia –Anaesthetic mplications

Prof Chandra M Kumar Visiting Consultant in Anaesthesia, Khoo Tech Puat Hospital, Singapore. Visiting Professor, Newcastle Iniverdity Medical School, Malaysia

1.00 – 2.00 PM


2.00 PM
Parallel Session VI : Free Paper Session
Venue : Auditorium:
Venue : LAICO Class Rooms

Workshop 1

Hands on practice sessions: Needle Blocks Dr Jaichandran V V

Class room – 2

Workshop 2

Sub-tenon’s block: Wet-Lab session using Goat’s Eye
– Prof Chandra M Kumar and team

Class room – 1

Workshop 3: Basic Life support & Cardiac Arrest in OR Dr Venkat Raja Hadigal, Senior Consultant LVEPI & Consultant EMRI, Hyderabad

Class Room – 3

3.30 PM – 4.15 PM

Workshop 4

Wealth – Well being
Dr. Kumaresh, Anaesthetist, Madurai Health – Well being
Dr Suman Shree R CEO & Director, HOD Anaesthesiology, Nethradhama Super Speciality Eye Hospital, Bangalore

Class Room – 4

Day 2 : 25th September 2022




8.30 – 10.30 AM
Session VII : Complications in Ophthalmic Anaesthesia

8.30 AM

To recognize and manage globe perforation and retrobulbar hemorrhage following needle blocks

Dr. Naresh Babu
Chief – Retina Vitreous Services Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai

8.45 AM

Post-operative vision loss following non-ophthalmic surgeries

Dr Bhavna Gupta,
Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, AIIMS, Rishikesh

9.00 AM

Different concentration of adrenaline infiltration for Endoscopic DCR and their systemic effects

Dr Venkat Raja Hadigal,
Senior Consultant LVEPI & Consultant EMRI, Hyderabad

9.15 AM

Environmental effects of inhalational anaesthetics

Dr Reena Gautham,
Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Thane

9.30 AM

Sudden UPTHRUST during IOL insertion: Causes and management

Dr Pushpa Susan Isaac,
Head Department of Anaesthesiology, Giridhar Eye Institute, Kochi

9.45 AM

Tips and Tricks for uneventful cataract surgery under topical anaesthesia

Dr. Haripriya Aravind
Chief – Cataract & IOL Services Aravind – Chennai



10.15 – 10.30 AM

Tea Break

10.30 – 12.45 PM
Session VIII : Challenges in Ophthalmic Anaesthesia


Anaesthesia for preterm babies

Dr. Anil Kumar Bura
Head of Anaesthesia Department, Center for Sight Hospital, Hyderabad


Hey! Just need a short GA!

Dr. Ravichandar A
Chief Anaesthetist Aravind – Madurai


Anaesthesia for ocular trauma

Dr Mritunjay Kumar
AIIMS, New Delhi


Children with retinoblastoma: Anaesthetic implications

Dr Renuka Sridevi
Senior Consultant Anesthesiologist Pristine Eye Hospital, Hyderabad


Role of nerve blocks and infiltration

Dr. Usha Kim

anaesthesia in different oculoplastic surgeries”

Chief – Orbit & Oculoplasty
Aravind – Madurai


Standalone ophthalmic set up –Challenges faced

Dr Manjula V Ramsali,
Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology, GVP Medical College, Visakhapatnam


Medico-legal implications in ophthalmic anaesthesia

Dr S C Parakh,
Consultant Anaesthesiologist LVEPI, Hyderabad



12.45 – 1.15 PM

Annual General Body Meeting – AIOA

1.15 PM

Closing Ceremony & Lunch

Dr. A. Ravichandar
Senior Anaesthesiologist, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai