Annual Meeting of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2024

Washington, 5-9 May

Scientists and Research Students from Aravind Medical Research Foundation (AMRF) including Prof. K. Dharmalingam, Director, Research, AMRF, Scientists Dr. P. Sundaresan, and Dr. C. Gowri Priya Chidambaranathan, and research students R. Sethu Nagarajan, and Shreya Dinesh, attended and presented papers and posters at the annual meeting held in Seattle, Washington. Sethu Nagarajan and Shreya Dinesh received the ICMR Travel Grant, and the SERB Travel Grant, respectively. Additionally, Shreya Dinesh’s poster was selected as a Hot Topic during one of a session.

Paper Presentation

Sethu Nagarajan, Dr. Gowri Priya Chidambaranathan, Dr. R. Kim, Dr. Usha Kim, Prof. K. Dharmalingam, and Dr. A. Vanniarajan

  • Inhibition of KIF14 supresses the retinoblastoma tumor progression with favourable outcome. 

Poster Presentations

Dr. P. Sundaresan, Prakash Chermakani, Shanmugam Maheshkumar

  • Unravelling Nuclear and Mitochondrial Contributions in Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy 

Dr. Gowri Priya Chidambaranathan, Sneha Nair, Dr. R. Krishnadas, Dr. V. Muthukkaruppan, Dr. A. Vanniarajan, Dr. D. Bharanidharan

  • MicroRNAs regulating human trabecular meshwork stem cells 

Shreya Dinesh, Prof. K. Dharmalingam, Dr. Lalitha Prajna, Dr. N.V. Prajna, Dr. D. Bharanidharan

  • Dysregulated miRNAs and their role in Fusarium Keratitis
Dr. P. Sundaresan explaining the poster
Dr. Gowri Priya showcasing her research poster
R. Sethu Nagarajan presenting his paper
Shreya Dinesh discussing the details of her research poster

Visit to Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology and Nepal Eye hospital

Nepal, 8-10 April

Dr. Anu Paul, IOL Fellow, Aravind-Madurai was a resource person for the workshops held at the Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology, and Nepal Eye Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal, to train the hospitals’ staff in Aubtenon Anesthesia.

Dr. Anu Paul with Dr Sanduk Ruit, Founder and Executive Director of Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology
Dr. Anu Paul at the workshop on Sub-Tenon Anesthesia

12th International Congress on Glaucoma Surgery

Abu Dhabi, 18-20 April

Dr. R. Sharmila participated in the Congress held at Hilton Hotel, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, and presented a video titled, Sailing through shallow seas: Managing post op hypotony following tube surgery. She further delivered a talk at the conference on Nanophthalmos (Bad eyes).