Research At LVPEI

Prof Brien Holden Eye Research Centre

Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation

All research at L V Prasad Eye Institute is conducted through its constituent arm, the Hyderabad Eye Research Foundation (HERF), which is recognized by the Indian Government’s Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR) as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (SIRO). HERF continues to compete for and receive grants from all over the world to conduct cutting edge research on the eye. The Prof Brien Holden Eye Research Centre (BHERC) investigates the causes and treatment strategies through its various components, namely the Champalimaud Translational Centre (C-TRACER), the Jhaveri Microbiology Centre, the Saroja A Rao Immunology Laboratory, the Kallam Anji Reddy Molecular Genetics Laboratory, the Ophthalmic Pathology Laboratory, the Sudhakar and Sreekanth Ravi Stem Cell Biology Laboratory, and the clinical research laboratories. Each of these components has been named after its donor, in recognition of their generous support.

Research Statics

(2019-2020)
Research Impact

Publications with the highest impact factor

Incidence, demographics, types and risk factors of Dry Eye Disease in India: electronic medical records driven big data analytics report

Training Program

Authors: Pragnya Rao Donthineni, Priyanka Kammari, Swapna S Shanbhag, Vivek Singh, Anthony Vipin Das and Sayan Basu
Publication: The Ocular Surface Volume 17, Issue 2 (Pages 250-256); April 2019

This study on Dry Eye Disease was conducted on 1.45 million patients and was LVPEI’s First Big Data Study. It predicted that 45% or nearly half of India’s urban population is likely to be affected by 'Dry Eyes’ by the year 2030. It also identified the specific groups at risk of developing this condition.

Global Retinoblastoma presentation and analysis by national income level

Authors: The members of the Global Retinoblastoma Study (included LVPEI clinicians and researchers)
Publication: JAMA Oncology; February 2020

The Global Retinoblastoma Study Group analysed more than half of all new retinoblastoma cases worldwide in 2017 and concluded that Retinoblastoma was most prevalent in children from low and middle income countries.

Retinal Detachment after Phakic Intraocular Lens implantation: A 10-year multicentre study

Authors: Pukhraj Rishi, Yamini Attiku, Manisha Agarwal, Raja Narayanan, Dinesh Talwar, Bhaskar Srinivasan, Abhinav Dhami and Ekta Rishi
Publication: Ophthalmology Volume 126; August 2019

Comparison of rebound tonometry and handheld applanation tonometry in Pediatric Glaucoma with clear and scarred corneas

Authors: Swathi Vallabh Badakere, Harsha l. Rao, Mohammad Hasnat Ali, Anil K Mandal, Nikhil S. Choudhari, G Chandrasekhar, Sirisha Senthil
Publication: Ophthalmology Volume 126, Number 9; September 2019

A systematic investigation on complement pathway activation in Diabetic Retinopathy

Authors: Shahna Shahulhameed, Sushma Vishwakarma, Jay Chhablani, Mudit Tyagi, Rajeev R. Pappuru, Saumya Jakati,Subhabrata Chakrabarti and Inderjeet Kaur
Publication: Front Immunol; February 2020

Training Program

Center for Excellence in Health Outcomes Research and Economics

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from LVPEI, IIM Ahmedabad and the Indian Institute of Public Health - Hyderabad have been awarded the Wellcome Trust/DBT India Alliance Clinical/Public Health Research Center (CRC) grant to set up a first of its kind Center for Excellence in Health Outcomes Research and Economics.

  • From LVPEI, Dr Raja Narayanan is the Principal Investigator and Dr Anthony Vipin Das is the Co-Investigator for this project
  • This unique collaboration has the potential to scale up the quality of eye research that will contribute to eliminating avoidable blindness in India and the South Asia region

Training Program

Research Day was organized to foster exchange of knowledge and strengthen collaborative initiatives between the different labs. Dr Murali Dharan Bashyam - Head, Laboratory of Molecular Oncology, Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnosis, Hyderabad) was the Chief Guest and Dr Vidya Latha Parsam - Global Business Development Manager, Cyient Ltd, was the Distinguished Alumni Guest.

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