Dear Colleagues,

The subspecialty of Ophthalmic Anaesthesia has now come a long way since the days of Retrobulbar anesthesia for cataract surgeries. The ever-increasing role of a well-trained anesthetist cannot be overemphasized in the contemporary world of ophthalmic disease management. From merely monitoring patients under topical anesthesia for systemic complications,   the role of anesthetists has now expanded to include pediatric and adult general anesthesia for a host of ocular diseases including surgery for congenital eye diseases and strabismus, ocular malignancies, and orbital diseases amongst others, demanding specific skills.

It is with great pride and pleasure that we invite you to the second annual conference of the  Association of Indian Ophthalmic Anaesthetists (AIOA). Such annual deliberations of the AIOA are committed to ensuring that ophthalmologists, anesthetists, and allied paramedical professionals are equipped with and updated on the training and education necessary for the provision of safe and high-quality ophthalmic anesthesia services in the efficient surgical management of eye diseases. It is an appropriate forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences that promotes and encourages scientific endeavors and facilitates the exchange of innovative anesthetic practices. A diverse mix of anesthetists, ophthalmologists, and health care professionals have consented to be part of the invited faculty for the scientific deliberations that include didactics, collaborative interactions, and live demonstrations of ophthalmic anesthetic procedures and techniques.

We eagerly await your active participation in the annual  AIOA Conference to be held at the Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai on September 24th & 25th, 2022.

Dr. A. Ravichandar,
Organizing Secretary – 2nd Annual AIOA Conference
Consultant Anaesthesiologist,
Aravind Eye Hospital – Madurai
Tamil Nadu


  • Didactic lectures
    • Basic Science/ Complications & Challenges Faced
  • Live Demonstration
    • Needle Blocks / Eyelid block / Sub-Tenon’s Block
  • Panel discussions
  • Debates on Medicolegal issues
  • 1st AIOA Annual Oration – Ocular Hypotonia: Causes & Management

The conference also offers a workshop on the following sessions :

  • Hands-on practice sessions for Needle blocks
  • Wet-lab session for Sub-Tenon’s block using Goat’s eye
  • ABC – CAB: Training session on BLS
  • Wealth & Health wellbeing for doctors

International Faculty

National Faculty

Registration – AIOA

Registration Fee (Till 15th September 2022)

Registration Fee
GST (18%)
TNMC Credit Hours (Certificate)

Member- AIOA





Non Member – AIOA /Delegate





Postgraduates / Fellows






Registration Fee for specific for WORKSHOP SESSIONS
(Additional fee for those who wants to register to these sessions)

Registration Fee
GST (18%)

Member- AIOA / Postgraduates / Fellows / Paramedics




Non Member – AIOA/ Delegate





Spot Registration:

  • Rs. 590/- (Inclusive GST) is applicable in addition to the Registration fee for all categories
  • Spot registration cannot be done for Workshop Sessions

Registration Information:

  • Only Online Registration with Online Payment is accepted (Debit card / Credit card/ Net Banking)
  • Registration fee includes; admission to the scientific sessions, trade exhibitions, inaugural function, lunch and dinner
  • Postgraduates / Fellows must furnish documentary evidence (Letter from the Head of the department) while submitting the online registration form
  • The additional registration fee is applicable to participate in the workshop sessions scheduled for half-a-day during the conference. It is optional (Refer the Additional Registration Fee for WORKSHOP SESSIONS)
  • Paramedical staff / Technicians are also eligible to attend the conference / workshop hands on sessions
  • Registration only for the Workshop sessions are not permitted
  • Registration closes on 15th September 2022

Cancellation & Refund Policy

  • Cancellation is permitted only upto 15th September 2022 and 50% of the registration fee would be deducted as processing charges
  • Refund of registration fee will be made one month after the conference and only against a written request submitted to the conference secretariat

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Dr. A. Ravichandar
Senior Anaesthesiologist, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai

Dates to remember :

Last date for Registration :

September 15, 2022

Free Paper Abstract Submission starts on 20th July 2022

Abstract submission closes on September 1, 2022


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