50th Annual Meeting of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS)

USA, 2-7 March

Dr. Virna M. Shah, Medical Consultant. Neuro-Ophthalmology, Aravind- Coimbatore, and Dr. Jayasri, Medical Consultant, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Aravind- Madurai, attended the Annual Meeting of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS) held in Sheraton Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. This event continues to be the premier meeting for cutting-edge innovation and advances in Neuro-Ophthalmology, providing a forum for everyone to come together from across the globe to share expertise and advance the field of Neuro-Ophthalmology through case discussions, didactic sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities. During the meeting, they presented the following physical posters.

Dr. Virna M. Shah

  • Descriptive studies- Efficacy of Telemedicine in Neuro-Ophthalmology Channeled Through “Vision Centers” In South India. (Physical Poster)
  • Analytical studies –Challenges Faced in Diagnosis And Management of Atypical Optic neuritis- The Indian Scenario (Physical Poster)
Dr. Virna M. Shah at the Annual Meeting of the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society (NANOS)

Dr. Jayasri K. N

  • Descriptive studies- Linezolid Induced Toxic Optic neuropathy-A case series
  • Analytical studies- Clinical Profile and Etiologies of Papilledema in Tertiary Eye care Centre
Dr. Jayasri presenting a poster at the NANOS conference

39th Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress

Bali, Indonesia, 22-25 February

Several doctors from Aravind participated and assumed various roles, including instructor, chair, and presenter, during the 39th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress, held in conjunction with the 49th PERDAMI, or the Indonesian Ophthalmologists Association (IOA), at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center, Indonesia.

Dr. N. Venkatesh Prajna, Chief, Cornea Services, Aravind-Madurai
–  Advances in Diagnosis of Fungal Keratitis
AI in Infectious Keratitis

Dr. Sahithya Bhaskaran, Medical Consultant, Paediatric Ophthalmology, Aravind-Madurai
–  Impact of online vision therapy on functional vision of children with multiple disabilities (Poster presentation)
–  Referral uptake and outcomes in children referred to tertiary eye care from school eye screening (Free paper presentation)
–  Smart vision glasses (Video presentation)

Dr. Nithya Sridharan, Medical Consultant, Paediatric Ophthalmology, Aravind-Madurai
–  Study on acceptance of low vision aids and visual rehabilitation measures in tertiary care center (e-poster)

Dr. Meghana Tanwar, Medical Consultant, Orbit, Aravind-Madurai
–  Globe salvage in Panophthalmitis: Identification of significant predictive factors using logistic regression and Fine-Gray models.

Dr. R. Ramakrishnan, Chief, Glaucom Services, Aravind-Tirunelveli
–  A battle well prepared is half won pre op evaluation ,intra op measures to prevent failure (Co-instructor)

Dr. Devendra Maheshwari, Medical Consultant, Glaucoma Services, Aravind-Tirunelveli
–  Repeat Trabeculectomy and post resurrection bleb care (Co-instructor)
–  Modified ab-interno sulcus placement of non-valved drainage implant tube-early outcomes of a novel technique (Physical Poster)

Dr. R. Madhavi
–  The quandary of a failing bleb: Strike when the bleb is hot (Chair and chief instructor)
–  Catch it early: Role of AS-OCT in failing bleb & future of OCT angiography (Speaker)
–  Outcomes of bleb needling with high dose (40μg) injectable subconjunctival mitomycin C in failing or failed blebs (Physical Poster)
–  Ocular Imaging – Evaluation of Microvascular changes and optic nerve head perfusion following Trabeculectomy: An optical coherence tomography angiography(OCT-A) study (Rapid Fire Paper presentation)

Dr. Nimrita Nagdev, Medical Consultant, Glaucoma Services, Aravind-Tirunelveli
–  Early interventions: Ocular massage, suturolysis, add on injections of MMC/5FU- when & how? (Co instructor)
–  Glaucoma Update (Rapid Fire Paper presentation)
–  Deroofing the narrow road by magnifying mirror: Gonioscopy-assisted transluminal trabeculotomy (GATT) (Video presentation)

Dr. Madhavi, Dr. Geethu Kurian, Dr. Mohideen Abdul Kader, Medical Consultants, Glaucoma Services, Aravind-Tirunelveli
–  Outcomes of bleb needling with High dose(40µg) injectable subconjunctival MMC in failing or failed blebs (Poster presentation)

Dr. Elackiya, Medical Consultant, Paediatric Ophthalmology, Aravind-Madurai
–  An outreach school screening model for functional vision assessment in children with disabilities (Poster presentation)

Dr. R. Ram Sudarshan, Medical Consultant, Aravind-Kovilpatti
–  Demographics, clinical, microbiological profile and treatment outcomes of traumatic endophthalmitis in paediatric population in south India (Poster presentation)

Dr. Harinikrishna Balakrishnan, Medical Consultant, Aravind-Kovilpatti
–  Correlation of mantoux test and serum angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) levels with clinically and radiologically diagnosed ocular tuberculosis and ocular sarcoidosis (Poster presentation)

Dr. Sameer Chaudhary, Medical Consultant, Aravind-Dindigul
–  Blindness due to the third eye Sudden vision loss in Pineal gland tumour (Poster presentation)

Dr. Chinmay Mahatme, & Dr. Siddharth Narendran, Medical Consultants, Aravind-Coimbatore
–  Predicting outcomes in fungal keratitis using RidMyc CRISPR assay (Paper presentation)

Dr. Chinmay Mahatme, Dr. Virna Shah, Dr. Karthik Kumar, & Dr. Madhurima Kaushik, Medical Consultants, Aravind-Coimbatore
–  Optic NEWritis challenges in Indian scenario (Physical poster – Neuro-ophthalmology)

Dr. Chinmay Mahatme, Dr. R. Revathi, & Dr. P. Mangala, Medical Consultants, Aravind-Coimbatore
–  Delayed melt post C3R case series (Physical Poster – Cornea)

Dr. Meghana Tanwar presenting her paper
Dr. Chinmay Mahatme presenting his paper at the APAO conference
Dr. Chinmay Mahatme’s Poster presentation