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Srimathi Sundari Subramanian Department of Visual Psychophysics

Researcher’s profile
GRADUATE RESEARCHERS

Shashank Bhandary

  • Graduate Researcher
  • Area of research: Contact lens fitting
  • Area of interest: Contact lens, Anterior segment and Binocular vision
  • Research Interest: Influence of ocular characteristics in soft contact lens fitting

Participations:

  1. Presented a case on Optic Neuritis in 4th Naval P Balliwalla Session at Lotus college of Optometry

Ashwini V C

  • Graduate Researcher
  • Area of Research: Eye movements in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Research Interests:

  1. Normative data for Reading performance using Developmental Eye Movement test and ReadAlyzer in Indian Population
  2. Efficacy of Vision therapy in TBI cases

Award & Accolades:

  1. Bausch & Lomb award for Best Student of the year 2012
  2. Mrs Shakeroon Nissa N P Jamal Award for Optometry Clinical Excellence in Internship, 2014
  3. Sri Venugopal Memorial Prize for Best Outgoing Student of the year 2014 in B S Optometry (2010 - 2014)

Participations:

  1. ESO International Vision Science and Optometry Conference (2010)
  2. Dr E Vaithilingam Memorial Optometry Scientific Session (2013, 2014)

Greeshma G

  • Graduate Researcher
  • Area of research: Scleral contact lenses
  • Research interest: Analyzing the scleral lens behavior on eye in Indian population

Awards & Accolades

  1. Best paper presentation in Contact Lens session – Dr EV memorial 2014

Rinu Thomas

  • Graduate Researcher
  • Area of Research: Tear pH and contact lens wearers
  • Research Interests: Mechanism behind contact lens discomfort

Award & Accolades

  1. Best paper presentation in Vision therapy –Dr E V Memorial Scientific Session 2014

Aniruddha Banerjee

  • Graduate Researcher
  • Area of Research: Photopic negative response (PhNR) in primary open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertensive in Indian population

Research Interests:

  1. Normative data of PhNR
  2. Comparison between different intensities and chromatic stimuli in glaucoma subjects

Participations:

  1. All India Optometry Conference (2010)

Chengkie Rochelly K Sangma

  • Graduate Researcher
  • Area of Research: Retinal and Choroidal imaging
  • Research Interests: Clinical Optometry, Contact lens and Binocular vision

Awards and Accolades:

  1. Optometrist of the year award in 2012 from Bansara Eye Care, Shillong, Meghalaya

Participation:

  1. Association of Community Ophthalmologists Of India (ACOIN) Community and Eye Health Survey, Meghalaya in 2012

Rekha Srinivasan

  • Graduate Researcher
  • Fellow of British Dispensing Opticians (UK O/S)
  • Area of Research: Reading performance and Glaucoma
  • Research interest: Understanding the reading and tracking pattern in glaucoma, visual psychophysics and glaucoma

Award & Accolades

  1. Bausch and Lomb award for the best student 2012
  2. Dr S Srinivasan Award for Best Project,2012
  3. Best Paper award in 12th Dr E Vaithilingam Memorial Scientific Session, 2013
  4. Mrs Shakeroon Nissa N P Jamal Award for Optometry Clinics excellence award for Clinical Performance in Internship,2013
  5. Best poster Award in Session ‘Visual Psychophysics’- Asia ARVO-IC 2013

Sumeer Singh H

  • Graduate Researcher
  • Area of research: Ocular blood flow and retinal oxygen saturation
  • Research interest: Retinal Oximeter & its importance in early detection of retinal diseases, understanding the etiology of myopia progression

Award & Accolades:

  1. Dr. S Srinivasan prize for the Best Project 2013
  2. Best paper presentation in “Refractive error & Dispensing“ session, Dr EV memorial 2014

Vasanth T M

  • Graduate Researcher
  • Area of Research: Glaucoma and Visual Field Progression

Research Interest: Glaucoma progression, Pathophysiology of glaucoma, Visual Neuroscience, Visual Psychophysics

  • Award: Best paper presentation in “Glaucoma diagnostics and Imaging” session in 13th Dr E Vaithilingam Memorial Scientific session 2014, Chennai, India

Mithra Anand

  • Graduate Researcher
  • Research interest: Binocular Vision and Myopia
  • Area of research: Profiling of variant myopia

Awards & Accolades:

  1. Best paper presentation award in “Binocular vision session” in Twelfth Dr E Vaithilingam Memorial Scientific Session (2013)
  2. Won the certificate of merit for Glaucoma, Optometric Optics, Visual Optics during B S Optometry

Participations:

  1. ESO International Vision Science and Optometry Conference (2010)
  2. Dr E Vaithilingam Memorial Optometry Scientific Session (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014)

Zeeshan Akhtar

  • Graduate Researcher
  • Area of Research: Choroidal thickness and Swept Source OCT
  • Research Interest: Normative data for Choroidal Thickness using Swept Source Optical Coherence Tomography in Indian Subjects

Participations: “Normative database for RNFL thickness using Spectral Domain OCT” Poster presentation in Indian Eye Research Group – ARVO 2012


Pradipta Bhattacharya

  • Graduate Researcher
  • Area of Research: Quality Of Life with PROSE (Scleral Contact Lens) device
  • Research Interests: Scleral Contact Lenses and corneal biomechanical properties, Contact lens fitting in irregular cornea and ocular surface disorders,Orthokeratology and myopia control using contact lenses

Award & Accolades:

  1. Qualified Bausch and Lomb Mastermind In campus program
  2. Qualified Student Trial Exam by IACLE
  3. Fellow – LV Prasad Eye Institute (2012-2013)

Srividya N

  • Graduate Researcher
  • Area of Research: Genetics and Clinical evaluation of Inherited Retinal Degenerations
  • Research Interests: Understanding the development of refractive elements and process of emmetropisation, Genetic nature of retinal diseases

Award & Accolades:

  1. Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry - Merit Scholarshipfor the year 2006
  2. Best case report presentation in “Imaging” session, EV Memorial Scientific Session, 2014

Shenbagam N

  • Graduate Researcher
  • Area of Research: Dynamic Characteristics of Iris in Angle Closure Glaucoma
  • Research Interests: Glaucoma and Diagnostic techniques

Award & Accolades:

  1. Model designed - Centriscope received award “ World Optometry Day - 2000
  2. Visiting faculty for Clinical Examination of Visual system - Elite school of optometry
    (2012-2013)


Neeraj Kumar

  • Graduate Researcher
  • Area of Research: Binocular vision anomalies and Vision Therapy
  • Current work: Response AC/A ratio and CA/C ratio in Convergence insufficiency pre and post Vision therapy
  • Research Interests: Convergence Insufficiency, Vision Therapy, Accommodation-Vergence Interaction, Eye Movements, Nystagmus Perceptual &Cognitive aspects of Vision

Award & Accolades:

  1. Dr Shroff charity eye hospital award for the Best intern of the Batch 2011
  2. Best outgoing student 2011 [Dr Shroff Charity Eye hospital]
  3. Travel grant and Scholarship for AIOC 2011 – IGNOU
  4. World Council of Optometry- Fellowship grant Award
  5. Life member of Indian Optometric Association

Archayeeta Rakshit

  • Graduate Researcher
  • Area of Research:Influence of videogame treatment on visual functions in Adult Amblyopia
  • Research Interests: Amblyopia, Binocular Vision, Vision Therapy, Accommodation, Perceptual Learning and Neuro Science

Award & Accolades:

  1. Best Outgoing Student 2011[Vidyasagar College of Optometry and Vision Science]
  2. Best case presentation in “Binocular Vision” session, EV Memorial Scientific Session, 2014

Ann Mary Thomas

  • Graduate Researcher
  • Area of Research: Gas Permeable Contact Lens and its surface changes
  • Research Interests: Contact lenses, Lens Solutions and PROSE device

Award & Accolades: Best Outgoing Student 2013 [Lotus B & L Institute of Optometry]


Najiya Sundus K M

  • Graduate Researcher
  • Area of Research: Eye movements and Glaucoma
  • Research Interests: Neuro science & neurological diseases in relation to eye movements

Award & Accolades:

  1. Bausch and Lomb award for the best student 2011 [ESO]
  2. Sri V Venugopal memorial prize for theBest Outgoing student 2012 [ESO]
  3. Certificate of participation in the orientation programme for academic counselors of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) 2012
  4. Best paper presentation in “Glaucoma & Diagnostics session” EV memorial scientific session 2014
  5. Member of Graduate Optometry Association [GOA]

DOCTORAL RESEARCHERS

Jameel Rizwana Hussaindeen

  • Doctoral Researcher
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry & College of Optometrists in Vision Development
  • Area of Research: Binocular vision anomalies and normative data of Binocular vision parameters
  • Research Interests: Visual issues in learning disability, Vision Development
  • Award & Accolades: Best outgoing M.Phil student (2009), Best Optometrist of the year (2013), Best Junior faculty (2013), Dr. Narasimhan’s award for Best Research in optometry (2014), Rubi Banik award for Best research in Ophthalmology (2014), Indo-US science and technology forum (IUSSTF) grant to visit Indiana University for training at the Vision Development lab under the mentorship of Dr. Rowan, Student travel fellowship to the American Academy of Optometry meeting, 2013 & 2014

Areas of Interest:

  1. Binocular vision
  2. Infant vision & Pediatric Optometry
  3. Learning related vision problems
  4. Community eye care and Public health
  5. Myopia

AWARDS:

  1. Dr. M. M. Cooper’s Gold medal for Ocular & General anatomy (2002)
  2. Best paper prize for presentation on “Visual Acuity Deficits in the Better eye of Unilateral amblyopes” during Dr. E. V. Memorial scientific session held at Elite School of Optometry, Chennai, India during March, 2008
  3. Best research project for the dissertation work conducted during the post- graduate program of Master of Philosophy (M. Phil) in optometry (September, 2009)
  4. Best junior faculty of the year 2012 at Elite school of Optometry
  5. Best Optometrist of the year 2012 – Sankara Nethralaya, Medical Research Foundation
  6. Best paper award for presentations on “Binocular vision issues in children with learning disability” and “Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation” at All India Optometry Conference, November, 2014
  7. Dr. Narasimhan Memorial best research presentation for Optometry – 2014
  8. Rubi Banik Award for best research in Ophthalmology - 2014

SCHOLARSHIPS/ GRANTS

  1. Travel grant to attend the 17th Asia Pacific Optometry Congress, Hong Kong – November, 2009
  2. Travel grant to attend the International agency for prevention of blindness (IAPB) conference, Hyderabad, 2012
  3. Scholarship by Indo-US science and Technology Forum to visit Indiana University - worked with Dr. Rowan candy between May – June 2013
  4. Student travel fellowship to the American Academy of Optometry meeting, 2013
  5. Shri. P V Parameswara Iyer & Smt. Kamala Bai Endowment Award for PhD research , March 2014
  6. Student travel fellowship to the American Academy of Optometry meeting, 2014

Publications:

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Hussain J R: Orthoptic evaluation and uses of orthoptic instruments. In Zia Chaudury, Vanathi M. Post graduate Ophthalmology. Jaypee publishers 2012: 1972-1998.
  2. Hussain J R: Binocular vision and Pediatric optometry. In Anuradha N, Krishna Kumar R . ESO’s Optometry question bank. Jaypee publishers 2012: 1-12.

PEER REVIEWED PAPERS

  1. Varadharajan S, Hussaindeen J R, Visual acuity deficits in the fellow eyes of children with unilateral amblyopia. J AAPOS 2012; 16: 41- 45.
  2. Jameel Rizwana Hussaindeen, Revathy Mani, Sumita Agarkar, Krishna Kumar Ramani, Thandalam Sundararajan Surendran. Acute adult onset comitant esotropia associated with accommodative spasm. Optom Vis Sci 2014



Laxmi Gella

  • Doctoral Researcher
  • Area of Research: Structural and functional changes in Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Research Interests: Clinical research, Retinal imaging

Award & Accolades:

  1. ESOAA award for the best research publication of the year 2011-2012;
  2. Best poster at All India Optometry Conference at Amritsar, in 2008
  3. Travel grant was awarded for the poster presentation at IERG conference held at Aravind Eye Hospital (2008)

PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS:

  1. Nittala MG, Laxmi G, Raman R et al. Spectral-Domain OCT and Microperimeter Characterization of Morphological and Functional Changes in X-linked Retinoschisis. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging 2009; 40: 71-74.
  2. Verma A, Rani PK, Raman R, Pal SS, Laxmi G et al. Is Neuronal dysfunction an early sign of diabetic retinopathy? Microperimetry and spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) study in individuals with diabetes, but no diabetic retinopathy. Eye 2009; 1-8
  3. Raman R, Pal SS, Krishnan T, Laxmi G, Radke N et al. High-resolution optical coherence tomography correlates in ischemic radiation retinopathy. Cutan Ocul Toxicol. 2010 Mar;29(1):57-61
  4. Gupta A, Laxmi G, Nittala MG, Raman R. Structural and functional correlates in color vision deficiency. Eye 2011; 1-9
  5. Pal SS, Gella L, Sharma T, Raman R. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography and microperimetry in foveal hypoplasia. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2011 Nov-Dec;59(6):503-5.
  6. Gella L, Raman R, Sharma T. Evaluation of in vivo human retinal morphology and function in myopes. Curr Eye Res. 2011 Oct;36(10):943-6.
  7. Verma A, Raman R, Vaitheeswaran K, Pal SS, Laxmi G, Gupta M, Shekar SC, Sharma T. Does Neuronal Damage Precede Vascular Damage in Subjects with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Having No Clinical Diabetic Retinopathy? Ophthalmic Res. 2011 Dec 16;47(4):202-207.
  8. Gella L, Raman R, Pal SS, Nittala MG, Sharma T. Morphological and functional changes in spectral domain optical coherence tomography and microperimetry in macular microhole variants: spectral domain optical coherence tomography and microperimetry correlation. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2012 Jan-Feb;60(1):53-6.
  9. Gella L, Raman R, Kulothungan V, Sharma T. Prevalence of posterior vitreous detachment in the population with type II diabetes mellitus and its effect on diabetic retinopathy: Sankara Nethralaya Diabetic Retinopathy Epidemiology and Molecular Genetic Study SN-DREAMS report no. 23. Jpn J Ophthalmol. 2012 May;56(3):262-7.
  10. Rani PK, Raman R, Gella L, Kulothungan V, Sharma T. Prevalence of Visual Impairment and Associated Risk Factors in Subjects with Type II Diabetes Mellitus: Sankara Nethralaya Diabetic Retinopathy Epidemiology and Molecular Genetics Study (SN-DREAMS, Report 16). Middle East Afr J Ophthalmol. 2012 Jan;19(1):129-34.
  11. Nittala MG, Gella L, Raman R, Sharma T. Measuring Retinal Sensitivity with the Microperimeter in Patients with Diabetes. Retina. 2012 Jul;32(7):1302-9.
  12. Abhishek R Kothari, Rajiv P G Raman, Tarun Sharma, Muneesawar Gupta, G Laxmi. Is there a correlation between structural alterations and retinal sensitivity in morphological patterns of diabetic macular edema? Indian J Ophthalmol. 2013 May; 61(5):230-2.
  13. Gella L, Raman R, Nittala MG. Retinal sensitivity in healthy Indians using microperimeter (MP1). Indian J Ophthalmol. 2014 Mar; 62(3):284-6.
  14. Gella L, Raman R, Rani PK, Sharma T. Spectral domain optical coherence tomography characteristics in diabetic retinopathy. Oman J Ophthalmol. 2014; 7(3):126-9.
  15. Gella L, Raman R, Sharma T. Macular Thickness Measurements using Copernicus Spectral Domain Optical Coherence Tomography. 2014. Saudi J Ophthalmol. In Press. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sjopt.2014.10.003
  16. Nagesha CK, Raman R, Gella L, Sharma T. Optic Pit Maculopathy: A Review of Literature and Suggested Treatment Algorithm. Kerala state Ophthalmic Journal. 2014 Sept; vol 26, No 3:211-8.
  17. Jaichandran VV, Raman R, Gella L, Sharma T. Local Anesthetic Agents for Vitreoretinal Surgery: No Advantage to Mixing Solutions. Ophthalmology. 2015 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print]

Rashima Asokan

  • Doctoral Researcher
  • Area of research: Ultraviolet radiation and its effect on eye

Areas of Interest:

  1. Ultraviolet radiation and its effect on eye
  2. Glaucoma
  3. Occupational ocular disorders
  4. Eye movement technology in visual field assessment
  5. Innovative educational models in optometry

Research Awards:

  1. 2010: “Best paper in the clinical optometry session” in ESO International Vision Science and Optometry Conference (EIVOC)
  2. 2011: “Best paper award” in X Dr E Vaithilingam Memorial Scientific Session
  3. 2012: Ruby Banik Memorial Award for the “Best Researcher in Clinical science”
  4. 2013: “ESO Alumni Association Award” for the Best Research Publication
  5. 2013: Travel grant for ASIA ARVO - IC
  6. 2014: “ESO Alumni Association Award” for the Best Research Publication
  7. 2014: Dr S Ramakrishnan and Smt. Bhagavathy Endowment Award for “Occupational eye/vision related research.”
  8. 2014: “Best paper award” in Public health session - All India Optometric Conference

Academic awards:

  1. 2005:Sri. V. Venugopal memorial prize for “Best Outgoing Student”
  2. 2008:Dr. (Maj) S Srinivasan memorial award for the “Best Junior Faculty”
  3. 2012:Dr. (Maj) S Srinivasan memorial award for the “Best Junior Faculty”
  4. 2013: Shri. P V Parameswara Iyer & Smt. Kamala Bai Endowment Award for ESO facultyin optometry related educational training

Publications

Book Chapter:

  1. ESO’s Optometry Question bank, Jaypee brothers, 2012

Journal - Peer Reviewed:

  1. Panday M, George R, Asokan R, , Ramesh SV, Velumuri L, Choudhari NS, Boddupalli SD, Sunil GT, Vijaya L,. Six-year incidence of ocular hypertension in a South Indian population: the Chennai eye disease incidence study. Br J Ophthalmol 2014; 0:1–5.

  2. Vijaya L, Asokan R, Panday M, Choudhari NS, Ramesh SV, Velumuri L, Boddupalli SD, Sunil GT, George R. Baseline risk factors for incidence of blindness in a South Indian population: the chennai eye disease incidence study. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2014 Aug 7; 55(9):5545-50.
  3. Mazumdar D, Pel JJ, Panday M, Asokan R, Vijaya L, Shantha B, George R, Van Der Steen J. Comparison of saccadic reaction time between normal and glaucoma using an eye movement perimeter. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2014 Jan;62(1):55-9
  4. Vijaya L, Rashima A, Panday M, Choudhari NS, Ramesh SV, Lokapavani V, Boddupalli SD, Sunil GT, George R. Predictors for incidence of primary open-angle glaucoma in a South Indian population: the Chennai eye disease incidence study. Ophthalmology. 2014 Jul; 121(7):1370-6.
  5. Jonas JB, George R, Asokan R, Flaxman SR, Keeffe J, Leasher J, Naidoo K, Pesudovs K, Price H, Vijaya L, White RA, Wong TY, Resnikoff S, Taylor HR, Bourne RR; Vision Loss Expert Group of the Global Burden of Disease Study. Prevalence and causes of vision loss in Central and South Asia: 1990-2010. Br J Ophthalmol. 2014 May; 98(5):592-8.
  6. Vijaya L, George R, Asokan R, Velumuri L, Ramesh SV. Prevalence and causes of low vision and blindness in an urban population: The Chennai Glaucoma Study. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2014 Apr; 62(4):477-81.
  7. Choudhari NS, George R, Sathyamangalam RV, Raju P, Asokan R, Velumuri L, Vijaya L. Long-term change in central corneal thickness from a glaucoma perspective. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2013 Oct; 61(10):580-4.
  8. Vijaya L, Asokan R, Panday M, Choudhari NS, Ramesh SV, Velumuri L, Boddupalli SD, Sunil GT, George R. Six-Year Incidence of Angle-Closure Disease in a South Indian Population: The Chennai Eye Disease Incidence Study. Am J Ophthalmol. 2013 Sep 25.
  9. Asokan R, Venkatasubbu RS, Velumuri L, Lingam V, George R. Prevalence and associated factors for pterygium and pinguecula in a South Indian population. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2012 Jan; 32(1):39-44.
  10. Ronnie G, Ve RS, Velumuri L, Asokan R, Vijaya L. Importance of population-based studies in clinical practice. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2011 Jan; 59 Suppl: S11-8.
  11. Vijaya L, George R, Arvind H, Ve Ramesh S, Baskaran M, Raju P, Asokan R, Velumuri L. Central corneal thickness in adult South Indians: the Chennai Glaucoma Study. Ophthalmology. 2010 Apr; 117(4):700-4.
  12. Vijaya L, George R, Rashima A, Raju P, Arvind H, Baskaran M, Ve RS. Outcomes of cataract surgery in a rural and urban south Indian population. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2010 May-Jun; 58(3):223-8.

National/International conferences:

  1. 2005: 8th All India Optometric Conference, Calcutta
  2. 2007: 16th Annual Meeting of the Indian Eye Research Group (IERG), Hyderabad
  3. 2008: International conference on nano medicine and recent advances in Ophthalmic Research, Chennai
    ASIA ARVO, Hyderabad
  4. 2012: IAPB Ninth General Assembly, Hyderabad
    South East Asian International and Indian National Conference on Health Professions
    Education (SEARAME NCHPE), Coimbatore
  5. 2013: Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Seattle.
    ASIA ARVO, New Delhi
  6. 2014: All India Optometric Conference, New Delhi
  7. 2015: 65th National Conference of Indian Association of Occupational Health OCCUCON

In house conference:

  1. 2004:Exclusive Meet On Ophthalmic Research, VRF 20th Anniversary, Chennai
  2. 2008 to 2014: 8th to 13th Dr. E Vaithilingam memorial scientific session, Chennai

Anuradha N

  • Doctoral Researcher, Lecturer, Vision Screening Coordinator
  • Fellow of the British Dispensing Opticians (O/S)
  • Areas of research: Community Optometry

Area of Interest:

  1. Community Optometry
  2. Optomtric Education
  3. Integrated Optics

Awards:

  1. 2003: ‘Outstanding Optometrist of the year’ - Sankara Nethralaya, Medical Research Foundation
  2. 2003: Dr E.V.MEMORIAL Scientific Session “Best Paper Award” for ‘Observer Variability and Repeatability of measurements with Tscherning Aberrometer.’
  3. 2009-10: Best Junior Faculty Award, Elite School of Optometry, Chennai, India

Awards for community activities:

  1. 2009-10: Award for Maximum Eye Donation pledge Forms, Sankara Nethralaya, Medical Research Foundation
  2. 2010: Lions club of Chennai Eden Citation for completion of primary school children vision screening in ten zones of Chennai Corporation in 4 months
  3. 2012: Award for Community service, Sankara Nethralaya, Medical Research Foundation
  4. 2013: Award for Community service , Sankara Nethralaya, Medical Research Foundation
  5. 2012-13: Maximum Eye Donation pledge Forms Sankara Nethralaya, Medical Research Foundation
  6. 2013-14: Sri Parameswara Iyer and Smt Kamala Bai Award for Faculty of Elite School of Optometry, Elite School of Optometry, Chennai, India
  7. 2012: LIMCA book of Records for vision screening of 8462 children in one day- 2014, Elite School of Optometry, Chennai, India

Grants

  1. ESSILOR Travel Grant of 1000$ ASIA PACIFIC OPTOMETRY CONFERENCE-2003
  2. Travel Grant of 315$ ASIA PACIFIC OPTOMETRY CONFERENCE-2011
  3. IUSSTF award for Exchange visitor- Short term scholar to Indiana University, Indiana, U.S.A. May- June 2014

Publications:

  1. Editor ESO’s Optometry Question bank, Jaypee brothers, 2012

Journal - Peer Reviewed:

  1. N Anuradha, Krishnakumar Ramani. Strategy for mass vision screening of school children and its Effectiveness Clinical and Experimental Optometry 95.4 July 2012 465http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cxo.2012.95.issue-4/issuetoc
  2. NAnuradha, Krishnakumar Ramani. Role of optometry school in single day large scale school vision testing Oman J Ophthalmol 2015; 8: 28-32

Conferences:

  1. All India Optometry Conference - Bangalore, India 1996
  2. Dr E Vaithilingam Memmorial Scientific Session- Chennai, India 2003
  3. Asia Pacific Optometry conference- Shanghai, China 2003
  4. Dr E V Memorial Scientific Session March 2008-2014
  5. Elite School of Optometry International Vision Science and Optometry Conference 2010
  6. International Agency for Prevention of Blindness Conference–Hyderabad, India - 2012

Kalpa Negiloni

  • Doctoral Researcher
  • MSc Psychology, Fellow of ORBIS/SN in Pediatric Optometry & Orthoptics
  • Area of Research: Influence of factors affecting visibility in Southern India schools
  • Research Interests: Visual demands in school children, Optometric management in Special children, Visual acuity chart construction

Clinical experience:

  1. 7 years of clinical practice as Optometrist in the Department of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Low Vision Care Clinic
  2. Trained in Functional vision assessment in special children
  • Lecturer: Pediatric Optometry, Binocular Vision, Principles of Lighting & Computer Programming

Publications:

  1. Kalpa N, Meenakshi S. Learning Related Vision Problem in children -Role of eye care professionals. Tamil Nadu Ophthalmic Association 2013; 53(3): 94-99.
  2. E Jayalakshmi L, Kalpa N, Srikanth R. Cycloplegic Refraction in Children, Sci J Med & Vis Res Foun 2014;XXXII:30–32.

Viswanathan Sivaraman

  • Doctoral Researcher, Anglia Ruskin University
  • Lecturer, Elite School of Optometry
  • HOD– Optometry & optical services, Sankara Nethralaya
  • Fellow of the British Dispensing Opticians (O/S)
  • Areas of research: Myopia, Binocular Vision, Dispensing Optics

Area of Interest:

  1. Myopia
  2. Binocular Vision
  3. Dispensing Optics
  4. Community Optometry

Journal - Peer Reviewed

  1. Viswanathan S, , Hussaindeen J R, et al. Near Induced Transient myopia in Myopes and emmetropic Indian subjects, Clin Exp Opt, Apr 2015 (Accepted for publication)

Invited talks

  1. Talk on “Myopia Control” at Regional Institute of Ophthalmology – School of Optometry (India’s oldest Optometry school) during their Golden Jubilee Celebrations – Sep, 2012

Conferences:

  1. Dr E Vaithilingam Memorial Scientific Session- Chennai, India 2003 - 2014
  2. Elite School of Optometry International Vision Science and Optometry Conference 2005, 2010
  3. ASIA – ARVO, Delhi, India - 2013

RESEARCH FELLOWS

Deepmala Mazumdar

  • Research Associate in Department of Visual Psychophysics and Clinical Optometrist at Glaucoma Services
  • Area of research: Glaucoma

Areas of Interest:

  1. Eye Movement and Visual field assessment
  2. Glaucoma and early detection
  3. Construction of visual acuity charts in different regional languages

Current Research

  1. Validation of Screening Protocol for Glaucoma in Eye Movement Perimeter
  2. Construction and validation of Visual Acuity chart in Indian Regional Languages
  3. Construction and Validation of continuous text Near Visual Acuity chart in regional Languages

Awards:

  1. 2011: Best Outgoing Student in BS Optometry
  2. 2013: Second best poster award in ASIA-ARVO 2013

Journal - Peer Reviewed:

  1. Mazumdar D, Pel JJ, Panday M, Asokan R, Vijaya L, Shantha B, George R, Van Der Steen J. Comparison of saccadic reaction time between normal and glaucoma using an eye movement perimeter. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2014 Jan;62(1):55-9

 
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