Dr. R. Kim

Qualification
DO, DNB
Designation
Chief Medical Officer
Senior Medical Consultant, Retina & Vitreous Services
Director, Information Technology & Systems
Location
Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai

Dr. R. Kim began his career as Consultant in Vitreous Retina Services at Aravind eye hospital, Madurai and later became the chief of the clinic. He is the Director of Aravind’s telemedicine network and IT services. He is also the Chief Medical Officer of Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai.

Dr. Kim graduated in medicine in the year 1988 from Siddhartha Medical College, Vijayawada. He completed Diploma in Ophthalmology from Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai in the year 1991 and Diplomate of National Board from Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai in the year 1994.

Dr. Kim has published several research papers in peer reviewed International Journals, State Journals; 3 Publications about Teleophthalmology and has authored 2 book chapters so far.

List of publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

  1. Dinesh, K Sahu Namperumalsamy, P, Kim, R, Ravindran, R D. Argon Laser Treatment for Premacular Hemorrhage. Retina. 1998;18:79-81.
  2. Prajna, N Venkatesh Chandrakanth, K S, Kim, R, Narendran, V, Selvakumar, Selvi; Rohini, G; Manoharan, N; Bangdiwala, Shrikant I; Ellwein, Leon B; Kupfer, Carl.The Madurai Intraocular Lens Study II: clinical outcomes. Am. J. Ophthalmol. 1998;125:14-25.
  3. Sathish, S Mridula, A P, Kim, R, Meena Chakrabarti; Namperumalsamy, P. Congenital Retinal Arterial Loops and Spontaneous Vitreous Haemorrhage: a case report. Indian J Ophthalmol. 1999;47:197-198.
  4. Kim, R. Dense Premacular Hemorrhage from a Retinal Macroaneurysm Treated by Argon Laser. Retina. 2001;21:192.
  5. Shukla, Dhananjay, Jatinder Singh, Sudheer, G, Manoj, S, Rajesh Kumar John, Kim R, Namperumalsamy, P. Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy (FEVR): clinical profile and management. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2003;51:323-328.
  6. Namperumalsamy, P, Praveen, K Nirmalan and Kim, R. Developing a Screening Program to Detect Sight-Threatening Diabetic Retinopathy in South India. Diabetes Care. 2003;26:1831-1835.
  7. Chandramohan, K Shukla, Dhananjay, Namperumalsamy, P, Kim, R. Management of Age-Related Macular Degeneration. J Indian Med Assoc. 2003;101:471-476.
  8. Shukla, Dhananjay Anand Rajendran, Jatinder Singh, Kim, R, Namperumalsamy, P, Cunningham Jr., Emmett T. Atypical Manifestations of Diabetic Retinopathy. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. 2003;14:371-377.
  9. Praveen, K Nirmalan Katz, Joanne, Robin, Alan L, Tielsch, James M, Namperumalsamy, P, Kim, R; Narendran, V, Ramakrishnan, R, Krishnadas, R; Thulasiraj, R D; Suan, Eric. Prevalence of Vitreoretinal Disorders in a Rural Population of Southern India: the Aravind comprehensive eye study. Arch Ophthal. 2004;122:581-586.
  10. Shukla, Dhananjay Jatinder Singh, Chandramohan, K, Kim, R, Namperumalsamy, P. Transpupillary Thermotherapy for Subfoveal Neovascularization Secondary to Group 2A Idiopathic Juxtafoveolar Telangiectasis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2004;138:147-149.
  11. Shukla, Dhananjay Chandramohan, K, Nageswara Rao, Kim, R, Namperumalsamy, P, Cunningham Jr., Emmett T. Posterior Scleritis causing Combined Central Retinal Artery and Vein Occlusion. Retina. 2004;24:467-469.
  12. Shukla, Dhananjay Chandramohan, K, Jatinder Singh, Rajesh Kumar John, Manoj, S, Banushree, R, Kim, R, Namperumalsamy, P. Macular Ischaemia as a Marker for Nephropathy in Diabetic Retinopathy. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2004;52:205-210.
  13. Namperumalsamy, P Kim, R, Kaliaperumal, K, Sekar, A, Karthika, Arumugam, Praveen, K Nirmalan. A Pilot Study on Awareness of Diabetic Retinopathy among Non-Medical Persons in South India: the challenge for eye care programmes in the region. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2004;52: 247-251.
  14. Venkatesh, R Muralikrishnan, R, Eong, Kah-Guan Au, Saw, Seang-Mei, Aravind, S, Jacob Mathew, Kim, R; Prajna, N Venkatesh. Visual Experience during Phacoemulsification under Topical versus Retrobulbar Anesthesia: results of a prospective, randomized, controlled trial. Am J Ophthalmol. 2004;138:782-787.
  15. Shukla, Dhananjay Amit Arora, Shamik Anil Ambatkar, Kim, R, Namperumalsamy, P. Optical Coherence Tomography Findings in Acute Macular Neuroretinopathy. Eye. 2005;19:107-108.
  16. Vasumathy, V, Kim, R. Optical Coherence Tomography in Best’s Disease: an observational case report. Am J Ophthalmol. 2005;139:351-353.
  17. Vasumathy, V, Chandramohan, K and Kim, R. Persistent Depot of Triamcinolone Acetonide after a Single Intravitreal Injection. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2005;53:65-66.
  18. Vasumathy, V Kim, R, Ganesan, S, Usha, Kim R. Hemiretinal Vein Occlusion Associated with Pseudotumour Orbit: an observational case report. Eye. 2005;19:353-356.
  19. Haripriya, Aravind Lalitha, Prajna, Minu, M Mathen, Prajna, N Venkatesh, Kim, R, Shukla, Dhananjay, Natchiar, G, Srinivasan, M. Nocardia Endophthalmitis after Cataract Surgery: clinicomicrobiological study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2005;139:837-846.
  20. Shukla, Dhananjay Shamik Anil Ambatkar, Jitendra Jethani, Kim, R. Optical Coherence Tomography in Presumed Congenital Simple Hamartoma of Retinal Pigment Epithelium. Am J Ophthalmol. 2005;139:945-947.
  21. Vasumathy, V, Kim, R. Spontaneous Improvement of Serous Maculopathy Associated with Congenital Optic Disc Pit: an OCT study. Eye. 2005;19: 596-599.
  22. Vasumathy, V Kim, R, Namperumalsamy, P, Cunningham Jr., Emmett T. Double Prepapillary Arterial Loops Associated with Superior Branch Macular Artery Occlusion. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2005;53:126-128.
  23. Vasumathy, V, Deepak Agrawal and Kim, R. Premacular Haemorrhage Associated with Arteriovenous Communications of the Retina Induced by a Valsalva-Like Mechanism: an observational case report. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2005;53:128-130.
  24. Vasumathy, V, Praveen Krishna, R and Kim, R. Hypotensive Retinopathy in Takayasu’s Arteritis. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. 2005;36:240-244.
  25. Shukla, Dhananjay,; Naresh, Kannan B and Kim, R. Optical Coherence Tomography Findings in Valsalva Retin opathy. Am J Ophthalmol. 2005;140:134-136.
  26. Vasumathy, V, Chandramohan, K and Kim, R. Treatment of Polypoidal Choroidal Vasculopathy with Transpupillary Thermotherapy: an interventional case report. Eye. 2005;19:915-917.
  27. Lalitha, Prajna Jyothsna, Rajagopalan, Karthik Prakash, Kim, R, Prajna, N Venkatesh, Srinivasan, M. Postcataract Endophthalmitis in South India: incidence and outcome. Ophthalmology. 2005;112:1885-1890.
  28. Vasumathy, V Lalitha, Prajna, Velpandian, T, Ghose, S, Mahalakshmi, Rajendran, Kim, R. Vitreous and Aqueous Penetration of Orally Administered Moxifloxacin in Humans. Eye. 2005;19:1-6.
  29. Suganthalakshmi, Balasubbu Anand Rajendran, Kim, R, Namperumalsamy, P, Sundaresan, P. Emerging Patterns of Possible Potential Candidate Gene Polymorphisms Associated with Diabetic Retinopathy – A Review. Asian J Exp Sci. 2006;20:15-28.
  30. Vasumathy, V Praveen, K Nirmalan, Kim, R, Karthik Prakash, Namperumalsamy, P. Clinico-Microbiological Profile and Visual Outcomes of Post-Traumatic Endophthalmitis at a Tertiary Eye Care Center in South India. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2006;54:5-10.
  31. Vasumathy, V, Kim, R. Atypical Manifestations of Acute Posterior Multifocal Placoid Pigment Epitheliopathy. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2006;54 :49-52.
  32. Shukla, Dhananjay, Rajeev Tanawade, G and Kim, R. Transpupillary Thermotherapy for Subfoveal Choroidal Neovascular Membrane in Choroidal Osteoma. Eye. 2006;20:845-846.
  33. Suganthalakshmi, Balasubbu Anand Rajendran, Kim, R, Mahalakshmi, Rajendran, Karthik Prakash, Namperumalsamy, P, Sundaresan, P. Association of VEGF and eNOS Gene Polymorphisms in Type 2 Diabetic Retinopathy. Mol Vis. 2006;12:336-341.
  34. Shukla, Dhananjay, Kim, R. Giant Nodular Posterior Scleritis Simulating Choroidal Melanoma. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2006;54:120-122.
  35. Vasumathy, V, Kim, R. Intravitreal Injection of Triamcinolone Acetonide for Diabetic Macular Edema: principles and practice. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2006;54:133-137.
  36. Shukla, Dhananjay Amit Arora, Hadi, M Khazaei, Mahesh Kumar, Sathish Badella, Kim, R. Combined Central Retinal Artery and Vein Occlusion secondary to Systemic non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2006;54:204-206.
  37. Vasumathy, V Mukesh Mohan Vats, Sathya, J Kakade, Kim, R. Diffuse Unilateral Subacute Neuroretinitis with Unusual Findings. Am J Ophthalmol. 2006;142:880-883.
  38. Vasumathy, V. Vitreous and Aqueous Penetration of Orally Administered Moxifloxacin in Humans. Eye. 2006;20:1273-1278.
  39. Shukla, Dhananjay, Rao, N V and Kim, R. Massive Haemorrhagic Retinal Detachment after Transpupillary Thermotherapy for Choroidal Neovascularisation. Eye. 2006;20:1330-1332.
  40. Shukla, Dhananjay Dhoble, P, Jager, R D, Aiello, L P, Kim, R. Closure of Macular Hole following Vitrectomy for Diabetic Tractional Macular Detachment. Eye. 2006;20:1386-1388.
  41. Shukla, Dhananjay Naresh, Kannan B, Anand Rajendran, Kim, R. Macular Hole Secondary to X-Linked Retinoschisis. Eye. 2006;20:1459-1461.
  42. Shukla, Dhananjay, Anand Rajendran and Kim, R. Macular Hole Formation and Spontaneous Closure after Vitrectomy for Central Retinal Vein Occlusion. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol. 2006;244:1350-1352.
  43. Suganthalakshmi, Balasubbu Anand Rajendran, Shukla, Dhananjay, Kim, R, Nallathambi, J, Sundaresan, P. Genetic variations in the hotspot region of RSI Gene in Indian patients with Juvenile X-Linked retinoschisis. Mol Vis. 2006;19:611-617.
  44. Vasumathy, V and Kim, R. Pigmented epiretinal membranes caused by RPE migration: OCT-based observational case reports. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2007;55:148-149.
  45. Shukla, Dhananjay Chandramohan, K, Anand Rajendran, Nitin Deshpande, Kim, R. Evolution and Management of Diabetic Tractional Papillopathy: an optical coherence tomographic study. Eye. 2007;21:569-571.
  46. Namperumalsamy, P Noela Marie Prasad, Sathya, Shankar, Kim, R. Software from Reading and Grading Diabetic Retinopathy: ADRES 3.0. Diabetes Care. 2007;30:2302-2306.
  47. Shukla, Dhananjay, Rajkumar Maheshwari and Kim, R. Barrage Laser Photocoagulation for Macula-Sparing Asymptomatic Clinical Rhegmatogenous Retinal Detachments. Eye. 2007;21:742-745.
  48. Shukla, Dhananjay, Kim, R. Vitrectomy for Circumscribed Choroidal Hemangioma with Exudative Retinal Detachment Refractory to Transpupillary Thermotherapy. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2007;55:298-299.
  49. Umesh Chandra Behera, Shukla, Dhananjay and Kim, R. Pseudoduplication of Fovea in a Human Eye. Arch Ophthal. 2007;125:1428-1429.
  50. Kim, R. Introduction, Mechanism of Action and Rationale for Anti-vascular Endothelial Growth Factor drugs in Age-related Macular Degeneration. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2007;55:413-415.
  51. Bai, Thulsi Murali, V, Kim, R, Srivatsa, S K. Teleophthalmology-Based Rural Eye Care in India. Telemedicine and e-Health. 2007;13:313-321.
  52. Kim, R, Ilango, K and Sanghamitra Kanungo. Retinal Problems Leading to Low Vision Aids. Points De Vue. 2007;57.
  53. Sanghamitra Kanungo, Shukla, Dhananjay and Kim, R. Branch Retinal Artery Occlusion Secondary to Dengue Fever. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2008;56:73-74.
  54. Shukla, Dhananjay Chandramohan, K, Vignesh, T P, Karthik Prakash, Kim, R. Transpupillary Thermotherapy for Subfoveal Leaks in Central Serous Chorioretinopathy. Eye. 2008;22:100-106.
  55. Singh, Ramandeep Kim, R, Abraham, Chandran, Gupta, Vishali, Gupta, Amod. Diabetic Retinopathy: An Update. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2008;56:179-188.
  56. Shukla, Dhananjay Aiello, L P, Chandramohan, C, Sathish Badella, Jager, R D, Kim, R. Relation of Optical Coherence Tomography and Unusual Angiographic Leakage Patterns in Central Serous Chorioretinopathy. Eye. 2008;22:592-596.
  57. Shukla, Dhananjay Somnath Chakraborthy, Umesh Chandra Behera, Kim, R. Vitrectomy for Eoimacular Membrane Secondary to Adult-Onset Coats’ Disease. Ophthalmic Surg lasers Imaging. 2008;39:239-401.
  58. Murugeswari, P Shukla, Dhananjay, Anand Rajendren, Kim, R, Namperumalsamy, P, Muthukkaruppan, V R. Proinflammatory Cytokines and Angiogenic and Anti-Angiogenic Factors in Vitreous of Patients with Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy and Eales’ Disease. Retina. 2008;28:817-824.
  59. Shukla, Dhananjay Sanghamitra Kanungo, Noela Marie Prasad, Kim, R. Surgical Outcomes for Vitrectomy in Eales’ Disease. Eye. 2008;22:900-904.
  60. Namperumalsamy, P Kim, R, Vignesh, T P, Nithya, N, Royes, J, Gijo, T, Thulasiraj, R D, Vijayakumar, V. Prevalence and Risk Factors for Diabetic Retinopathy: a population-based assessment from Theni District, South India. Br J Ophthalmol. 2009;93:429-434.
  61. Anand Rajendran Gupta, S R, Brahadeesh, S, Kim, R. Intravitreal Bevacizumab for Choroidal Neovascularization Associated with a Retinochoroidal Coloboma. Eye. 2010 May;24(5):933-4.
  62. Namperumalsamy, P Kim, R, Vignesh, T P, Nithya, N, Royes, J, Gijo, T, Thulasiraj, R D, Vijayakumar, V. Prevalence and Risk Factors for Diabetic Retinopathy: a population-based assessment from Theni District, South India. Postgrad Med J. 2009;85:643-648.
  63. Naresh, Kannan B, Praveen Muraly and Kim, R. Twenty-Three-Gauge Two-Port Pars Plana Lensectomy for the Management of Ectopia Lentis in Children. Retina. 2010; 30:971-974.
  64. Anand Rajendran Gupta, S R, Brahadeesh, S, Kim, R. Intravitreal Bevacizumab for Choroidal Neovascularization Associated with a Retinochoroidal Coloboma. Eye. 2010;24:933-934.
  65. Suganthalakshmi, Balasubbu Sundaresan, P, Anand Rajendran, Kim, R, Govindarajan, G, Namperumalsamy, P, Hejtmancik, J F. Association Analysis of Nine Candidate Gene Polymorphisms in Indian Patients with Type 2 Diabetic Retinopathy. BMC Med Genet. 2010;11:158.
  66. Umesh Chandra Behera, Shukla, Dhananjay and Kim, R. Spectral-Domain Optical Coherence Tomography Appearance of Preretinal Aggregation of Intravitreal Antibiotics. Retina. 2010;30:1327-1328.
  67. Praveen Muraly Poonam Limbad, Karthik, S, Kim, R. Single Session of Pascal versus Multiple Sessions of Conventional Laser for Panretinal Photocoagulation in Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy: a comparative study. Retina. 2011;31:1359-1365.
  68. Shukla, Dhananjay Jay Kalliath, Nithya, N, Naresh, Kannan B, Kim, R. A Comparison of Brilliant Blue G, Trypan Blue, and Indocyanine Green Dyes to Assist Internal Limiting Membrane Peeling during Macular Hole Surgery. Retina. 2011;31:2021-2025.
  69. Joseph, Cornelia Reena Lalitha, Prajna, Kavitha, R Sivaraman, Kim, R, Umesh Chandra Behera. Real-time Polymerase Chain Reaction in the Diagnosis of Acute Postoperative Endophthalmitis. Am J Ophthalmol. 2012;153:1031-1037.
  70. Kim, R, Rajiv Raman and Manish Tandon. Current State of Care for Diabetic Retinopathy in India. Curr Diab Rep. 2013;13:460-468.
  71. Manish Tandon Shukla, Dhananjay, Rubina Huda, Kim, R. Pigmented Paravenous Chorioretinal Atrophy with Coat’s Like Response. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2013;61:586-588.
  72. Naresh, Kannan B Parag, K Shah, Narendran, V, Kalpana, Narendran, Kim, R. An Easy Method to Raise the 25-Gauge Trocar and Cannula System for Retinopathy of Prematurity-Related Lens-Sparing Vitrectomy. Retina. 2014;34:1014-1015.
  73. Murugeswari, P Shukla, Dhananjay, Kim, R, Namperumalsamy, P, Stitt, A W, Muthukkaruppan, V R. Angiogenic Potential of Vitreous from Proliferative Diabetic Retinopathy and Eales Disease Patients. PLOS One. 2014;9:e107551.
  74. Das, T Raman, R, Kim, R, Rani, P K. Telemedicine in Diabetic Retinopathy: current status and future directions. Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. 2015;22:174-178.
  75. Burdon, K P Fogarty, R D, Shen, W, Abhary, S, Kaidonis, G, Appukuttan, B, Hewitt, A W, Sharma, S, Daniell, M, Essex, R W, Chang, J H, Klebe, S, Lake, S R, Pal, B, Jenkins, A, Govindarajan, G, Sundaresan, P, Lamoureux, E L, Kim, R, Pefkianaki, M, Hykin, P G, Petrovsky, N, Brown, M A, Gillies, M C, Craig, J E. Genome-Wide Association Study for Sight-Threatening Diabetic Retinopathy Reveals Association with Genetic Variation Near the GRB2 Gene. Diabetologia. 2015;58:2288-2297.
  76. Harshey, Kaustubh B Karthik, S, Ramakrishnan, R, Kim, R. Unilateral Crystalline Vitreoretinopathy: a rare entry associated with intraocular inflammation. Case Rep Ophthalmol Med. 2015; 2015: 460564.
  77. Di, Y Huang, L, Sundaresan, P, Li, S, Kim, R, Saikia, B Ballav, Qu, C, Zhu, X, Zhou, Y, Jiang, Z, Zhang, L, Lin, Y, Zhang, D, Li, Y, Zhang, H, Yin, Y, Lu, F, Zhu, X, Yang, Z. Whole-Exome Sequencing Analysis Identifies Mutations in the EYS Gene in Retinitis Pigmentosa in the Indian Population. Sci Rep. 2016:19432.
  78. Naresh, Kannan B Adenuga, Olukorede O, Renu, P Rajan, Kim, R. Management of Ocular Siderosis: visual outcome and electroretinographic changes. J Ophthalmol. 2016:7272465.
  79. Rodrigues, I A Sprinkhuizen, S M, Barthelmes, D, Blumenkranz, M, Cheung, G, Haller, J, Johnston, R, Kim, R, Klaver, C, McKibbin, M, Ngah, N F, Pershing, S, Shankar, D, Tamura, H, Tufail, H, Tufai, A, Weng, C Y, Westborg, I, Yelf, C, Yoshimura, N, Gillies, M C. Defining a Minimum Set of Standarized Patient-Centered Outcomes Measures for Macular Degeneration. Am J Ophthalmol. 2016;168:1-12.
  80. Naresh, Kannan B Adenuga, O O, Karthik Kumar, Kim, R. Outcome of 2 cc Pure Sulfur Hexafluoride Gas Tamponade for Macular Hole Surgery. BMC Ophthalmol. 2016;16:73.
  81. Zhang, L Yang, Y, Li, S, Tai, Z, Huang, L, Liu, Y, Zhu, X, Di, Y, Qu, C, Jiang, Z, Li, Y, Zhang, G, Kim, R, Sundaresan, P, Yang, Z, Zhu, X. Whole Exome Sequencing Analysis Identifies Mutations in LRP5 in Indian Families with Familial Exudative Vitreoretinopathy. Genet Test Mol Biomarkers. 2016;20:346-351.
  82. Yang, Y Yang, Y, Huang, L, Zhai, Y, Li, J, Jiang, Z, Gong, B, Fang, H, Kim, R, Yang, Z, Sundaresan, P, Zhu, X, Zhou, Y. Whole Exome Sequencing Identified Novel CRB1 Mutations in Chinese and Indian Populations with Autosomal Recessive Retinitis Pigmentosa. Sci Rep. 2016;6:33681.
  83. Gulshan, V Peng, L, Coram, M, Stumpe, M C, Wu, D, Narayanaswamy, A, Venugopalan, S, Widner, K, Madams, T, Cuadros, J, Kim, R, Raman, R, Nelson, P C, Mega, J L, Webster, D R. Development and Validation of a Deep Learning Algorithm for Detection of Diabetic Retinopathy in Retinal Fundus Photographs. JAMA. 2016 Dec 13;316(22):2402-2410.
  84. Gowthaman, G Saumi Mathews, Karthik, S, Kim, R, Sundaresan, P. Establishment of Human Retinal Mitoscriptome Gene Expression Signature for Diabetic Retinopathy using Cadaver Eyes. Mitochondrion. 2017;36:150-181.
  85. Golnik, K C Law, J C, Kim, R, Mahmoud, T H, Okonkwo, O N, Singh, J, Arevalo, J F. The Ophthalmology Surgical Competency Assessment Rubric for Vitrectomy. Retina. 2017;37:1797-1804.
  86. Chitaranjan Mishra, Lalitha P, Rameshkumar G, Agrawal R, Balne PK, Iswarya M, Naresh Babu K, Kim R. Incidence of Endophthalmitis after Intravitreal Injections: Risk Factors, Microbiology Profile, and Clinical Outcomes. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2018 Feb 13:1-10. [Epub]
  87. Wei X, Sonoda S, Mishra C, Khandelwal N, Kim R, Sakamoto T, Agrawal R. Comparison of Choroidal Vascularity Markers on Optical Coherence Tomography Using Two-Image Binarization Techniques. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2018 Mar 1;59(3):1206-1211.
  88. Zhou, Y Li, S, Huang, L, Yang, Y, Zhang, L, Yang, M, Liu, W, Kim, R, Jiang, Z, Sundaresan, P, Zhu, X, Yang, Z. A Splicing Mutation in Aryl Hydrocarbon Receptor Associated with Retinitis Pigmentosa. Hum Mol Genet. 2018 [Epub]
  • Lifetime Achievement Award at the 33rd Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress held at Hong Kong.
  • Best Doctor Award by the Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University at the Silver Jubilee celebrations of the University.
  • Dr. Sudha Sutaria Vitreo Retinal Oration Award – Vidharbha Ophthalmic Society, Nagpur.
  • Dr. Rustom Ranji Oration Award at the Annual Meeting of Andhra Pradesh Ophthalmological Society.
  • Rhett Buckler Award for the best video screened at ASRS (American Society of Retina Specialists) film festival held at Vancouver, Canada.