Dr. Haripriya Aravind

Qualification
MS
Designation
Chief, Intraocular Lens & Cataract Services
Location
Aravind Eye Hospital, Chennai

Dr. Haripriya Aravind did her Post Graduation at Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai and started her career as a Paediatric Ophthalmologist. She completed a basic research fellowship at Kellogg Eye Center, Michigan, USA.  She was the head of cataract and IOL services at Aravind eye hospital, Madurai for over a decade and currently in charge of the cataract clinic at Aravind Eye Hospital, Chennai. In addition she oversees the paramedical training at the hospital and involved with camp activities. Her area of interest is quality assurance amongst patients undergoing cataract surgery and has developed system and tools to monitor outcomes following cataract surgery.

  1. Haripriya A, Lalitha P, Mathen M, Prajna NV, Kim R, Shukla D, et al. Nocardia endophthalmitis after cataract surgery: clinicomicrobiological study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2005;139(5):837–46.
  2. Haripriya A, Aravind S, Vadi K, Natchiar G. Bimanual microphaco for posterior polar cataracts. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2006;32(6):914–7.
  3. Pereira NMG, Dev A, Aravind H. Herniation of the anterior lens capsule. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2007;55(3):228–30.
  4. Aravind S, Haripriya A, Sumara Taranum BS. Cataract surgery and intraocular lens manufacturing in India. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2008;19(1):60–5.
  5. Senthilkumari S, Lalitha P, Prajna NV, Haripriya A, Nirmal J, Gupta P, et al. Single and multidose ocular kinetics and stability analysis of extemporaneous formulation of topical voriconazole in humans. Curr Eye Res. 2010;35(11):953–60.
  6. Haripriya A, Tan CSH, Venkatesh R, Aravind S, Dev A, Au Eong K-G. Effect of preoperative counseling on fear from visual sensations during phacoemulsification under topical anesthesia. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2011;37(5):814–8.
  7. Golnik KCHaripriya ABeaver HGauba VLee AGMayorga EPalis GSaleh GM. Cataract surgery skill assessment (Letter). 2011;118(10):2094-2094.e2.
  8. Haripriya A, Chang DF, Reena M, Shekhar M. Complication rates of phacoemulsification and manual small-incision cataract surgery at Aravind Eye Hospital. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2012;38(8):1360–9.
  9. Haripriya A, Syeda TS. A case of endophthalmitis associated with limbal relaxing incision. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2012;60(3):223–5.
  10. Sureshkumar J, Haripriya A, Muthukkaruppan V, Kaufman PL, Tian B. Cytoskeletal drugs prevent posterior capsular opacification in human lens capsule in vitro. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2012;250(4):507–14.
  11. Agrawal N, Rani N, Haripriya A, Bhuwania P. Outcome of Refractive IOL Exchange in Traumatic Unilateral Axial Myopia. J Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2015;6(1):385.
  12. Dubey SK, Hejtmancik JF, Krishnadas SR, Sharmila R, Haripriya A, Sundaresan P. Lysyl oxidase-like 1 gene in the reversal of promoter risk allele in pseudoexfoliation syndrome. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2014;132(8):949–55.
  13. Agrawal N, Nayak DP, Gupta P, Haripriya A, Bhuwania P. Alport syndrome with phenotypic marfanoid habitus: atypical case series. Eye (Lond). 2015;29(3):443–4.
  14. Agrawal N, Nayak DP, Haripriya A, Bhuwania P. Phacoemulsification with toric IOL implantation in Alport syndrome with anterior lenticonus having spontaneously ruptured anterior capsule. Eur J Ophthalmol. 2015;25(5):e78-80.
  15. Aung T, Ozaki M, Mizoguchi T, Allingham RR, Li Z, Haripriya A, et al. A common variant mapping to CACNA1A is associated with susceptibility to exfoliation syndrome. Nat Genet. 2015;47(4):387–92.
  16. Dubey SK, Hejtmancik JF, Krishnadas SR, Sharmila R, Haripriya A, Sundaresan P. Evaluation of genetic polymorphisms in clusterin and tumor necrosis factor-alpha genes in South Indian individuals with pseudoexfoliation syndrome. Curr Eye Res. 2015;40(12):1218–24.
  17. Mahmud I, Kelley T, Stowell C, Haripriya A, Boman A, Kossler I, et al. A Proposed Minimum Standard Set of Outcome Measures for Cataract Surgery. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015;133(11):1247–52.
  18. Newman-Casey PA, Ravilla S, Haripriya A, Palanichamy V, Pillai M, Balakrishnan V, et al. The Effect of Counseling on Cataract Patient Knowledge, Decisional Conflict, and Satisfaction. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2015;22(6):387–93.
  19. Sengupta S, Dhanapal P, Nath M, Haripriya A, Venkatesh R. Goat’s eye integrated with a human cataractous lens: A training model for phacoemulsification. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2015;63(3):275–7.
  20. Haripriya A, Chang DF, Namburar S, Smita A, Ravindran RD. Efficacy of Intracameral Moxifloxacin Endophthalmitis Prophylaxis at Aravind Eye Hospital. Ophthalmology. 2016;123(2):302–8.
  21. Haripriya A, Baam ZR, Ravindran RD. Postoperative cataract care: the Aravind perspective. Community Eye Health. 2016;29(94):25–6.
  22. Haripriya A, Sharma SS. Retro iris suture fixation of a rigid intraocular lens. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2016;42(11):1556–61.
  23. Haripriya A, Smita A. A case of keratitis associated with limbal relaxing incision. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2016;64(12):936–7.
  24. Le H-G, Ehrlich JR, Venkatesh R, Srinivasan A, Kolli A, Haripriya A, et al. A Sustainable Model For Delivering High-Quality, Efficient Cataract Surgery In Southern India. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016;35(10):1783–90.
  25. Venkatesh R, van Landingham SW, Khodifad AM, Haripriya A, Thiel CL, Ramulu P, et al. Carbon footprint and cost-effectiveness of cataract surgery. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2016;27(1):82–8.
  26. Haripriya A. Antibiotic prophylaxis in cataract surgery – An evidence-based approach. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2017 Dec;65(12):1390–5.
  27. Haripriya A, Baam ZR, Chang DF. Endophthalmitis Prophylaxis for Cataract Surgery. Asia Pac J Ophthalmol (Phila). 2017 Aug;6(4):324–9.
  28. Vardhan S A, Haripriya A, Ratukondla B, Ramulu P, Shivakumar C, Nath M, et al. Association of Pseudoexfoliation With Systemic Vascular Diseases in a South Indian Population. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 Apr 1;135(4):348–54.
  29. Haripriya A, Chang DF. Reply. Ophthalmology. 2017;124(11):e81–2.
  30. Chang DF, Haripriya A, Ravindran RD. Reply. Ophthalmology. 2017;124(10):e78–9.
  31. Haripriya A, Chang DF, Ravindran RD. Reply. Ophthalmology. 2017;124(9):e72–3.
  32. Chang DF, Haripriya A. Reply. Ophthalmology. 2017;124(7):e61.
  33. Aung T, Ozaki M, Lee MC, Schlötzer-Schrehardt U, Thorleifsson G, Mizoguchi T, et al. Genetic association study of exfoliation syndrome identifies a protective rare variant at LOXL1 and five new susceptibility loci. Nat Genet. 2017;49(7):993–1004.
  34. Haripriya A, Chang DF, Ravindran RD. Endophthalmitis Reduction with Intracameral Moxifloxacin Prophylaxis: Analysis of 600 000 Surgeries. Ophthalmology. 2017;124(6):768–75.
  35. Haripriya A, Chang DF, Vijayakumar B, Niraj A, Shekhar M, Tanpreet S, et al. Long-term Posterior Capsule Opacification Reduction with Square-Edge Polymethylmethacrylate Intraocular Lens: Randomized Controlled Study. Ophthalmology. 2017;124(3):295–302.
  36. Haripriya A, Sonawane H, Thulasiraj RD. Changing techniques in cataract surgery: how have patients benefited? Community Eye Health. 2017;30(100):80–1.
  37. Ehrlich JR, Frank C, Smiley J, Le H-G, Joseph S, Schilling SG, et al. Development of a rapid point-of-care patient reported outcome measure for cataract surgery in India. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2018 Jan 30;16(1):25.
  38. Haripriya A, Chang DF. Intracameral antibiotics during cataract surgery: evidence and barriers. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2018 Jan;29(1):33–9
  39. Gupta S, Haripriya A, Vardhan SA, Ravilla T, Ravindran RD. Residents’ Learning Curve for Manual Small-Incision Cataract Surgery at Aravind Eye Hospital, India. Ophthalmology. 2018 May 31;
  40. Gopalakrishnan P, Haripriya A, Sundaresan P. MTHFR and MTHFD1 gene polymorphisms are not associated with pseudoexfoliation syndrome in South Indian population. Int Ophthalmol. 2018 Apr;38(2):599–606.
  41. Gupta S, Haripriya A, Vardhan SA, Ravilla T, Ravindran RD. Residents’ Learning Curve for Manual Small-Incision Cataract Surgery at Aravind Eye Hospital, India. Ophthalmology. 2018 May 31. pii: S0161-6420(17)33855-1. doi:10.1016/j.ophtha.2018.04.033. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29861118.
  42. Ehrlich JR, Frank C, Smiley J, Le HG, Joseph S, Schilling SG, Stagg BC, Stein JD, Ravindran RD, Haripriya A. Development of a rapid point-of-care patient reported outcome measure for cataract surgery in India. Health Qual Life Outcomes. 2018 Jan 30;16(1):25. doi: 10.1186/s12955-018-0855-5. PubMed PMID: 29378607; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5789621.
  43. Haripriya A, Chang DF. Intracameral antibiotics during cataract surgery: evidence and barriers. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2018 Jan;29(1):33-39. doi: 10.1097/ICU.0000000000000445. Review. PubMed PMID: 29095716.
  1. Ensure good preoperative, surgical and postoperative care to patients undergoing cataract surgery
  2. Focus on safe, high quality and efficient patient care practices
  3. To foster an environment of academics and research
  1. 2017- Best paper of session, (Cataract) American Academy of Ophthalmology, New Orleans
  2. 2017- Dr.MM Joshi Oration Award, Hubli
  3. 2016 – Dr.Ishwarchandra Oration Award, Vidarbha Ophthalmic Society Meeting, Nagpur
  4. 2016 – Dr.C S Grover Oration award from Honourable Governor of Uttarkhand
  5. 2014 – Dr.MN Award for best paper in cataract surgery, Tamilnadu Ophthalmology Association (TNOA)
  6. 2013 – Best paper of session award, All India Ophthalmology Society (AIOS)
  7. 2012 – Best Doctor Award from TN Dr. MGR Medical University, Chennai
  8. 2011 – Dr. Om Prakash Gold Medal for Excellence, Intraocular Implant and Refractive Society of India (IIRSI), Delhi
  9. 2010 – Film festival winner award for the video of “New Techniques”, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), Boston
  10. 2008 – CS Reshmi Gold Medal for best Video, All India Ophthalmology Society (AIOS)