Key People

Dr Avinash Pathengay MBBS, DO, FRCS (Glas)

Director, Academy for Eye Care Education; Consultant, Vitreo-Retina & Uveitis Services Email:

Avinash Pathengay graduated from Stanley Medical College and went on to pursue his ophthalmology residency at Madras Medical College, following which he completed his fellowship at Sankara Nethralya in vitreo retinal surgery. He completed his FRCS (Glasgow) in 2001. He has been associated with LVPEI since 2001 and currently he is the Director of the GMRV campus of LVPEI network. He has pursued a one year fellowship with Dr Harry Flynn at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami, Florida.

Dr Pathengay has to his credit more than 100 presentations in both international and national conferences and 103 peer reviewed publications. He has authored 9 chapters in various text books. He was awarded for the best poster presentation in AAO 2008 and also won the second prize for his presentation on "Parasites pirate the eye" by European Society of Vitreo Retinal Surgeons in 2010. He has 4 Front Row Video presentations at AAO. He is a reviewer of various peer reviewed international ophthalmology journals. He is a co- founder of RETNETINDIA, a group with over 950 retinal surgeons in India. His main area of academic interest is in endophthalmitis and infectious uveitis.

Dr Pathengay is also very fond of gardening.