Trivandrum Ophthalmic Club

8th November

Dr. Usha Kim, Chief, Orbit and Oculoplasty, Aravind-Madurai
– Beyond the eyes: Way to go

127th Annual Conference of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

San Francisco, 3-6 November

Thulasiraj Ravilla, Executive Director, LAICO

  • Scaling retina, glaucoma, paediatric eye services: Lessons from cataract and refractive error
  • Green ophthalmology, our sustainability mandate
  • Cataract and refractive error: Achieving 2030 goals for quality and volume (Co-moderator)

Dr. Sharmila, Medical Consultant, Glaucoma Service, Aravind-Madurai

  • Outcomes of pupillary block glaucoma after vitreous retinal surgery (E poster presentation)
  • Surgical management in short eyes with videos on sclerostomy and benefits of the surgery (Co-contributor of a course on short eyes)

Dr. Indira Durai, Medical Consultant, Glaucoma Service, Aravind-Madurai

  • Comparison of IOP reduction and systemic effects of conventional vs. 10-μL 0.5% TM eyedrops (Paper presentation)

Dr.  Neelam Pawar, Medical Consultant, Paediatric Ophthalmology Service, Aravind-Tirunelveli

  • Wet lab MSICS (Instructor)

Dr. Annamalai O., Medical Consultant, Glaucoma Service, Aravind-Pondicherry

  • Comparison of IOP reduction and systemic effects of conventional vs. 10-μL 0.5% TM eyedrops (Paper presentation – Co-author)
  • MSICS wet lab session organised by Dr. Avni Shah (Participant)

Dr. Siddharth, Medical Consultant, General Ophthalmology Services, Aravind-Coimbatore

  • Multi-centric evaluation of a CRISPR/Cas12a-based diagnostic platform for the diagnosis of fungal keratitis (Best paper award at the session on Cornea )
  • Comparative evaluation of a novel CRISPR/Cas12a-based diagnostic tool, culture, PCR, and next-generation sequencing for the diagnosis of fungal endophthalmitis (Poster presentation in retina)

Dr. Haripriya, Chief, Cataract Services, Aravind-Chennai

  • Aravind pseudoexfoliation (APEX) study: Ten-year postoperative results (Best paper at the cataract session)
  • From soil to sight: An inconceivable invasion (Video presentation)
  • MSICS in challenging cases (Course Co-Instructor)
  • Cataract spotlight symposium (Panelist)
  • HelpMeSee simulator exhibit – Simulation in cataract surgery (Panelist)

Dr. Ganesh Venkataraman, Medical Consultant, Glaucoma Service, Aravind – Coimbatore

  • Elusive glaucoma: Strategies for busy eye programmes, (Speaker)
  • Limbus-based conjunctival flap with patchless technique of AADI implantation: A retrospective comparative study (Scientific poster presentation – Senior author)
  • The first study on fixed-dose combination of Timolol + Brimonidine + Brinzolamide eye drops for OAG/Ocular hypertension (Poster presentation: Dr. Ganesh – Co-author and Dr. Manjula S. – Senior author)

19th International Conference of TSI and 27th ISfTeH International Conference

Goa, 3–4 November 2023

Dr. R. Kim, Director, IT, AECS, & CMO, Aravind-Madurai, was elected as the president of the Telemedicine Society of India (TSI) for the year 2023-2024.

Dr. Usha Kim, Head, Vision Centres

  • Tech-enabled vision centres and their role in achieving universal eye health