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

Free Paper Session - Schedule


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EC 50 of Sevoflurane for IOP measurement in anaesthetized children with Glaucoma

Dr. Nitika Goel

2.30 – 2.36 PM



Role of fentanyl as adjuvant to bupivacaine in local anesthesia for vitreoretinal surgery

Dr. Lakshana Malla Lokanathan

2.40 – 2.46 PM



USG Measurement Of Optic Nerve Sheath Diameter-Noninvasive Method To Evaluate ICP In Trauma Patients

Dr. Deepan S

2.50 – 2.56 PM



Dexmedetomidine given during varying time intervals for cataract surgeries in elderly patients

Dr. Divya Nancy.J

3.00 – 3.06 PM



Study of POAG in patients attending a tertiary care center and associated risk factors

Dr. Ashwini Prakash Tayade

3.10 – 3.16 PM



Clinical and Etiological Study of Infectious Keratitis

Dr. Nageshwar Shankarrao Pimpre

3.20 – 3.26 PM



High flow nasal oxygen and its impact on arterial blood gas parameters in cataract surgery

Dr. Iniyaselvakumar

3.30 – 3.36 PM



Evaluation of two different doses of Intranasal Dexmed in hypertensives undergoing cataract surgery

Dr. Suman Shree Ramaswamy

3.40 – 3.46 PM



Median effective dose of intranasal dexmedetomidine for satisfactory mask induction in children

Dr Deepa Shetty

3.50 – 3.56 PM



Effect of adjuvant in peribulbar anaesthesia for vitreoretinal surgery: a network meta-analysis

Dr. Shalini Subramanian

4.00 – 4.06 PM



Emergence delirium in paediatric Anesthesia

Dr. Gopal Nayar

4.10 – 4.16 PM



Bilateral congenital cataract with Acyanotic CHD – case series and anaesthesia challenges

Dr. Anish Gupta

4.20 – 4.26 PM

International Faculty

National Faculty

Registration – AIOA

Registration Fee (Till 17th 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 17th 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

Day 1 : 24th September 2022




8.30 – 10.15 AM
Session I : Basic Principles in Ophthalmic Anaesthesia
Chair Person: Dr. Selvakumar Co- Chair Person: Dr V.S.Rajeswaran Moderator : Prof Chandra M Kumar

8.30 – 8.50 AM

Anatomy pertinent to regional ophthalmic blocks

Dr Shalini Subramanian,

Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Narayana Nethralaya, Bengaluru

8.50 – 9.10 AM

Depth of anaesthesia and its effects on eyeball movement

Dr Nitika Goel,

Associate Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, PGIMER, Chandigarh

9.10 – 9.20 AM

Sedation techniques for different eye surgery

Dr Dilip Shende,

Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology, Pain Medicine & Critical Care, AIIMS New Delhi

9.20 – 9.40 AM

Antiplatelet and anticoagulant medications: To withhold or not?

Dr. Tanvir Samra

Associate Professor, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, PGIMER, Chandigarh

9.40 – 10.00 AM

Systemic complications following ophthalmic blocks

Dr Indu M Sen,

Professor, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, PGIMER, Chandigarh

10.00 – 10.15 AM


10.15 – 10.30 AM

10.30 – 11.00 AM
Inauguration Programme
11.00 – 11.45 AM

Ocular Hypotonia –Anaesthetic Implications

Prof Chandra M Kumar

Visiting Consultant, Newcastle University Medical School, Malaysia

11.45 – 12.00 PM
Session III : Special Guest Lecture

Introduction – Faculty

Dr Ravichandar A

Safety protocol in high volume ophthalmic


Dr. R.D. Ravindran,

Chairman, Aravind Eye Hospital

12.00 – 12.45 PM

Session IV : Live demonstration of Ophthalmic blocks

Needle blocks

Dr Jaichandran V V

Deputy Director, Department of Anaesthesiology,

Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai

Sub-Tenon block

Dr. Senthil Prasad,

Consultant – Cataract & IOL Services, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai

12.45 – 1.15 PM
Session V : Panel Discussion
Panelists : Dr Jagadeesh V, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai
Dr. Banushree, Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai
Dr Venkat Raja Hadigal, LVEPI, Hyderabad

Fasting Status / Pre-op Investigations / Blood pressure and Sugar levels before eye surgery


Dr Suman Shree R CEO & Director, HOD Anaesthesiology, Nethradhama Super

Speciality Eye Hospital

1.15 – 2.00 PM
2.00 – 2.30 PM
Annual General Body Meeting – AIOA
Conference Hall – LAICO
2.30 – 4.00 PM
Hall A
Hall B
Hall C

Free Paper Session

Workshop 1 Hands on practice sessions: Needle Blocks

Workshop 2

Sub-tenon’s block: Wet-Lab session using Goat’s Eye

Workshop 3 :

Basic Life support & Cardiac Arrest in OR


Dr. Renu Sinha

Dr Indu Sen

Dr. Naresh Babu

Moderator :

Dr Jaichandran V V

Moderator: Prof Chandra M

Kumar and team


Dr Venkat Raja Hadigal,

Senior Consultant LVEPI & Consultant EMRI, Hyderabad

4.00 – 4.15 PM
4.15 PM –
5.00 PM
Hall D

Workshop 4 Health & Wealth Being

Wealth : Evidence based money management

Dr. Kumaresh, Anaesthetist, Madurai

Health – Well being

Dr Suman Shree R CEO & Director, HOD Anaesthesiology, Nethradhama Super Speciality

Eye Hospital, Bangalore

Day 2 : 25th September 2022




9.00 – 10.45 AM
Session VI : Complications in Ophthalmic Anaesthesia
Chair Person: Dr Multan Mal Sharma Co-Chair : Dr. Reddappa Moderator : Dr. Renu Sinha

9.00 – 9.15 AM

To recognize and manage globe perforation and retrobulbar hemorrhage following

needle blocks

Dr. Naresh Babu

Chief – Retina Vitreous Services Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai

9.15 – 9.30 AM

Post-operative vision loss following non-ophthalmic surgeries

Dr Bhavna Gupta,

Assistant Professor, Department of Anaesthesia, AIIMS, Rishikesh

9.30 – 9.45 AM

Different concentration of adrenaline

infiltration for Endoscopic DCR and their systemic effects

Dr Venkat Raja Hadigal,

Senior Consultant LVPEI & Consultant EMRI, Hyderabad

9.45 – 10.00 AM

Environmental effects of inhalational


Dr Reena Gautham,

Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Thane

10.00 – 10.15 AM

Sudden UPTHRUST during IOL insertion: Causes and management

Dr Pushpa Susan Isaac,

Head Department of Anaesthesiology, Giridhar Eye Institute, Kochi

10.15 – 10.30 AM

Tips and Tricks for uneventful cataract surgery under topical anaesthesia

Dr. Haripriya Aravind

Chief – Cataract & IOL Services Aravind – Chennai

10.30 – 10.45 AM


10.45 – 11.00 AM
Tea Break
11.00 – 1.00 PM
Session VII : Challenges in Ophthalmic Anaesthesia
Chair Person : Dr Jaichandran VV Co-Chair Person :Dr. Dilip Shende Moderator : Dr. Ravichandar A

11.00 – 11.15 AM

Anaesthesia for preterm babies

Dr. Anil Kumar Bura

Head of Anaesthesia Department, Center for Sight Hospital, Hyderabad

11.15 – 11.30 AM

Hey! Just need a short GA!

Dr. Ravichandar A

Chief Anaesthetist,Aravind – Madurai

11.30 – 11.45 AM

Anaesthesia for ocular trauma

Dr Mritunjay Kumar

AIIMS, New Delhi

11.45 – 12.00 PM

Children with retinoblastoma: Anaesthetic implications

Dr Renuka Sridevi

Senior Consultant Anesthesiologist Pristine Eye Hospital, Hyderabad

12.00 – 12.15 PM

Role of nerve blocks and infiltration

anaesthesia in different oculoplastic surgeries”

Dr. Usha Kim

Chief – Orbit & Oculoplasty Aravind – Madurai

12.15 – 12.30 PM

Standalone ophthalmic set up – Challenges faced

Dr Manjula V Ramsali,

Professor, Department of Anaesthesiology, GVP Medical College, Visakhapatnam

12.30 – 12.45 PM

Medico-legal implications in ophthalmic anaesthesia

Dr S C Parakh,

Consultant Anaesthesiologist LVEPI, Hyderabad

12.45 – 1.00 PM


1.00 PM

Closing Ceremony & Lunch

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

Dates to remember :

Last date for Registration :

September 17, 2022


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