Dr Ramesh Kekunnaya

Dr Ramesh Kekunnaya

Network Director - Technology Innovation Email: rameshak@lvpei.org

Dr Ramesh Kekunnaya is the Network Director – Technology Innovation at LVPEI. The other major portfolios that he is handling include Director of the Child Sight Institute, Director of Centre for Technology Innovation, and Head - Jasti V Ramanamma Children’s Eye Care Centre at LVPEI. Dr Kekunnaya is also an Executive Bureau Director of the World Society for Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WSPOS), Founder Executive Bureau member of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Network (POSN) of India, and an Administrative Council Member of the International Strabismological Association (ISA).

Dr Kekunnaya received his basic medical training from the Karnataka Medical College, Hubli, and specialized in ophthalmology from the Government Medical College, Mysore. He completed a fellowship in Paediatric and Neuro Ophthalmology, Strabismus and Comprehensive Ophthalmology at LVPEI, followed by a Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Fellowship (AAPOS accredited) at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, University of California, USA. His core clinical interests include simple and complex strabismus in adults and children (squint), childhood cataract, vision development, myopia, amblyopia (lazy eye) and neuro-ophthalmological disorders in children.

He has been honoured with Achievement Awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr Kekunnaya is also the recipient of the International Scholar Award and International Education Award from AAO, and Honor Award from the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.

Dr Kekunnaya has authored over 150 publications in peer-reviewed journals in addition to having written over 25 text book chapters. He is the Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus Section Editor for the British Journal of Ophthalmology, the Current Eye Research, and the BMJ Open Ophthalmology. He has presented widely, is invited as keynote speakers at both national and global levels, and is passionate about teaching.

Known as a calm and composed person by his fellow-colleagues, Dr Kekunnaya spends his free time listening to music and watching movies.