9th Anniversary at Visakhapatnam Campus

A CME ‘Looking Beyond The Eye - IV’ was organized at the GMR Varalakshmi campus on 12 July 2015, on the occasion of their 9th anniversary. On the agenda were diagnostic and management issues of ocular diseases that have a systemic

component. It had over a 100 delegates.

ReDx Workshop

LVPEI’s Innovation Centre Srujana, in collaboration with the Camera Culture group at MIT Media Lab, conducted the third edition of the ‘ReDx Workshop’. ReDx (Rethinking Engineering Design eXecution) is a platform for engineers, medical professionals, designers, technology aficionados, innovators and big dreamers.

Shri K T Rama Rao, Honourable Minister for Panchayat Raj & IT, Telangana, was the Chief Guest at the inaugural event. About 100 Engineering and Design students from all across India worked on prototypes for their innovations at the workshop from 5-11 July 2015.

51st Indian Contact Lens Program (ICLEP)

The 51st Indian Contact Lens Program (ICLEP) was held 3-5 July 2015 in collaboration with Bausch + Lomb. The program comprised instruction courses on fitting silicon hydrogels, toric contact lenses, gas permeable contact lenses and specialty lenses for keratoconus, along with multiple clinical case scenarios.



The LVPEI family deeply mourns the loss of two of our biggest supporters, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and Prof Brien Holden, who have been solid pillars of support for our institute during its evolution.


Awards & Honours

Jay Chhablani won the Rhett Buckler Award for his video ‘Navigated yellow laser hyaloidotomy for subhyaloid hemorrhage’ at the 33rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Retina Specialists (ASRS 2015) at Vienna, Austria, 10-14 July 2015.

Vivek Singh was an invited speaker at the national seminar on ‘Omics and Biomarker Analysis in Disease Pathology’ organized by the Department of Zoology, University of Kerala. He spoke on ‘Corneal/ Limbal wound healing’.


Visitors & Updates

Dr Neil Hall, celebrated poet, ophthalmologist and author of ‘Nigger for Life’; Public Lecture- ‘The Wonders of Words’; 26 June.

Dr Vivek Lal, Professor and Head, Department of Neurology, PGIMER. Chandigarh; Guest Lecture - ‘Clinical case histories and radiological findings’; 11 July.

Dr David A Sullivan, Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology Harvard Medical School, Senior Scientist, Schepens Eye Research Institute; Guest Lecture - ‘How to turn them on and off: Regulation of human meibomian gland epithelial cells’; 14 July.

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9th Anniversary at Bhubaneswar Campus

LVPEI Bhubaneswar campus celebrated its 9th anniversary on 3 July 2015 with a series of activities:

  • The CME on Pediatric ophthalmology, Strabismus and Neuro-ophthalmology ‘Eye on the Future’ attracted 60 participants (ophthalmologists, residents and pediatric ophthalmologists)
  • A Cadaver Workshop on ‘Cranial nerve and extra ocular muscle (EOM)’ organized by Dr Vivek Warkad had 32 participants
  • Dr Meenakshi Swaminathan, Director of Academics and Senior Consultant - Pediatric Ophthalmology, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai delivered the 6th
    C S Bhaskaran Endowment Lecture
    “Progressive high myopia – are we on the verge of an epidemic?”.
Experience of a lifetime

While pursuing his post graduation from Minto Ophthalmic Institute, Bangalore,
Dr Akshay Badakare happened to attend a lecture in Hubli where Dr Ramesh Kekunnaya was a speaker and mentioned about the impressive comprehensive fellowship program at LVPEI. At the same time, Dr Akshay’s wife Dr Swathi Badakare attended EyePEP, a program for postgraduate ophthalmology students, hosted by LVPEI. The couple went ahead and applied for the three year comprehensive fellowship program at LVPEI.

“The fellowship program at LVPEI is at par with the international standards and undoubtedly the best in the country. Initially, it took us a couple of weeks to adjust to the rigorous routine but soon things fall in place. I value not only the academic knowledge that I have gained, but also the important lessons that I have learnt in time management and work-life discipline at LVPEI,” says Dr Akshay.

As part of their fellowship, the couple was posted at the peripheral centre,
Y Mahabaleshwarappa Memorial Eye Centre in Bellary, Karnataka. “The real challenge at

the new centre was to build a rapport with the community and gain their trust. This also made us aware of the various health issues faced by the communities. When Swathi saved a poor, elderly man’s vision by operating him for cataract in his only remaining eye, his entire family turned up to thank us. It was an overwhelming experience that we will cherish for a lifetime,” recalls Dr Akshay.

Dr Akshay and Dr Swathi have completed their comprehensive fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology and glaucoma respectively in June 2015. They have decided to continue their journey with LVPEI and will soon be joining the institute as consultants.


Visitors & Updates

Dr Audrey Talley Rostov, Partner at Northwest Eye Surgeons; Guest Lecture – ‘Femto assisted cataract surgery’; 29 July.

Vincent James Patalano II, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA; Dr Cathy Stern, Greater Boston Area, USA; Dr Shizuo Makai, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, USA; Tristan Swedish, Shantanu Sinha, Karin Roesch, Pratik Shah and Prof Ramesh Raskar, all from MIT Media Lab, MIT, Cambridge MA, USA; ReDx Workshop; 5-11 July.

8th anniversary; Swarna Bharat Eye Centre, Venkatachalam, Nellore District; 1 July.

9th anniversary; Chinnaganjam Vision Centre (attached to Venkata Lakshmi Eye Centre, Karamchedu, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh); 12 July.

9th anniversary; Yeddanapudi Vision Centre (attached to Venkata Lakshmi Eye Centre, Karamchedu, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh); 17 July.

2nd anniversary; Buttayagudem Vision Centre, West Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh (attached to Kode Venkatadri Chowdary Campus, Vijayawada); 21 July.

2nd anniversary; Santhanuthalapadu Vision Centre, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh (attached to Sudhakar & Sreekanth Ravi Eye Centre, Kandukuru, Prakasam District, AP); 22 July.

9th anniversary; Ballikuruva Vision Centre, Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh (attached to Venkata Lakshmi Eye Centre, Karamchedu, Prakasam District, AP; 22 July.


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