Guest Lectures 2012-2013


Dr W Selvamurthy, Distinguished Scientist & Chief Controller Research & Development, DRDO, New Delhi - “Science in the service of the soldier” (April 11, 2012).

Dr Shivalingappa Swamynathan, Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Eye & Ear Institute, Pittsburgh, PA, USA - “Role of Krüppel-like factors in maturation and maintenance of the ocular surface” (April 27, 2012).

Mr Anirudh Sharma, Co-founder, Ducere Technologies Pvt Ltd – “Le Chal: Haptic Shoe for the Blind” (May 9, 2012).

Dr Steven E Feldon, Director - Flaum Eye Institute University of Rochester Medical Center New York, USA - “Thyroid Eye Disese” (May 29, 2012).

Prof Bruce E. Spivey, President, International Council of Ophthalmology, conducted the “Bruce Spivey Course” focussed on training and development of budding ophthalmologists (May 30, 2012).

Prof Pradeep Y Ramulu, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA – “The Implications of Vision Loss for the Patient: Why What We Do is Important” (July 31, 2012)

Prof Ramanjit Sihota, Head, Glaucoma Research Facility & Clinical Services, Dr R P Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - “The role of imaging in glaucoma” (July 24, 2012) at LVPEI Bhubaneswar.

Prof Sheila West, El-Maghraby Professor of Preventive Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, USA Director, Trachoma Research Program, Dana Center for Preventive Ophthalmology and the Center for Global Health, Johns Hopkins University - “Visual Impairment: What Does It Mean and How Is It Tied to Disability?” (September 18, 2012).

Dr David Hunter Cherwek, Medical Director-Strategic Markets Alcon Laboratories, Beijing, China - “Importance of global participation and perspectives in one’s career” (September 18, 2012).

Dr Silvio Mariotti, Prevention of Blindness and Deafness, World Health Organization, Geneva – “Neglected Diseases and Blindness” (September 19, 2012).

Dr Geoffrey Tabin, Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Director of the Division of International Ophthalmology, John A. Moran Eye Center, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, USA - “Impossible Dreams- Everest and Eradicating World Blindness” (September 19, 2012) & “Lamellar Keratoplasty 2012” (September 21, 2012).

Dr Ivo Kocur, VISION 2020 Global Coordinator, WHO Prevention of Blindness and Deafness, Chronic Diseases and Health Promotion Geneva, Switzerland - “Raising the Profile of Eye Health – the Role of WHO” (September 20, 2012).

Dr David S Friedman, Alfred Sommer Professor of Opthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Professor, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and Director, Dana Center for Preventive Opthalmology - “How to be a public speaker” (September 20, 2012).

Dr Hasan Minto, - “Child Eye Health” (September 21, 2012)

Dr Ken K Nischal, Chief, Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus, and Adult Motility; Director, Pediatric Program Development, UPMC Eye Center; Professor of Ophthalmology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA - “Pediatric Keratoplasty: A Paradigm Shift” (September 29, 2012).

Dr Joel S Schuman, Chairman and Director, UPMC Eye Center, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA - “OCT in Glaucoma” (September 29, 2012).

Dr Ted Bianco, Director, Technology Transfer Division, Wellcome Trust, London, UK – “Walking in the footsteps of Sir Henry Wellcome: a perspective on the Wellcome Trust’s translational research agenda” (November 1, 2012).

Dr Catherine Birt, Associate Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences, University of Toronto, Canada - “Preservative Exposure and Surgical Outcomes in Glaucoma Filtering Surgery: The PESO Study” (November14, 2012).

Drs. Henk Weeber and Marrie van der Mooren, Abbott Medical Optics (AMO), The Netherlands – “Introduction to AMO, IOL light scatter” and “Mechanics of human accommodation and Presbyopia” (November 20, 2012).

Dr Amy Nau, Assistant Professor, Dept of Ophthalmology and the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA, USA - “Telerehabilitation: Leveraging the Internet to care for the Visually Impaired” (December 12, 2012).

Dr Carlos G Arce, Department of Ophthalmology, Paulista School of Medicine, Federal University of Sao Paulo, Brazil - “Early detection of keratoconus Premium IOL selection based on total corneal wavefront” (January 17, 2013).

Dr Richard L Abbott, Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Co-Director, Cornea & Refractive Surgery Service, University of California San Francisco, CA, USA - “Clinical Pearls in the Management of Corneal Trauma” (January 18, 2013).

Dr Paul Lichter, Professor and Immediate Past Chair, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Centre, MI, USA; and Founding Director, W K Kellogg Eye Center - “Industry’s Influence on Drug Research” (January 18, 2013).

Dr Shigeru Kinoshita, Professor and Director, Department of Ophthalmology, Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine, Japan - “Therapeutic Strategy for Severe Corneal Diseases” (January 19, 2013).

Dr KV Chalam, Chairman and Tenured Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Florida College of Medicine, Jacksonville, Fl, USA - “Noninvasive Live Histology” (Spectral Domain OCT) of Retina in Different Retinal Conditions” (January 21, 2013).

Dr Geunyoung Yoon, Associate Professor at the Institute of Optics, The Centre of Visual Science, and The Flaum Eye Institute of The University of Rochester, Rochester NY - “Optics of the eye and vision” (January 21, 2013).

Dr Hemant Khanna, Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, MA, USA - “Retinal ciliopathies: Mechanisms and treatment paradigms” (January 23, 2013).

Prof Uday Kompella, Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado School of Pharmacy, CO, USA - “Nano science applications in drug delivery” (January 23, 2013).

Dr Erich Sutter, President & CEO, Electro-Diagnostic Imaging, Inc., CA, USA - “Multifocal Electrophysiology in Diagnosing and Managing Diseases Affecting Vision Development, Sample Data, Prospects for the Future” (January 25, 2013).

Dr Lea Hyvärinen, Hon Professor, Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Dortmund, Germany; Sr. Lecturer, Developmental Neuropsychology, University of Helsinki, Finland - “Assessment of vision in children with multiple disabilities” (January 28, 2013.

Dr Davide Bottari, Department of Biological Psychology and Neuropsychology University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany - “Sensory Deprivation and Brain Plasticity: The Cognitive Science Perspective” (February 13, 2013).


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