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Dr. R. Krishna Kumar

B. Optom, M.A. (Psych.), M.Phil. (Opto), Ph.D., FBDO (O/S)

Krishna Kumar Ramani is presently working as a freelance optometrist and educationalist as well as contributing as a mentor for occupational optometry services and faculty member at Sankara Nethralaya and Elite school of optometry respectively. He also serves as an advisor for Aravind Fellowship in Optometry, Aravind Eye Hospitals, Chennai and Optometry Council of India. He did his undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral degrees from Elite School of Optometry, run in collaboration with Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. He also possesses a Masters in Psychology and a Fellowship in British dispensing optics (FBDO). Previously, he worked as the head of the department of optometry at Sankara Nethralaya for 7 years and as the principal of Elite School of Optometry for 16 years. He has teaching read more


Dr Geeta K Vemuganti

Dr Geeta K Vemuganti is a clinician scientist, Prof and Founder Dean of School of Medical Sciences at the University of Hyderabad. Her experience and expertise is in the area of ocular tumors and stem cell biology, where she has contributed cutting edge research that has led to bench-to-bedside applications. Her current research focuses on cancer stem cells in Retinoblastoma, new animal models, role of mesenchymal stem cells in Leprosy and human lacrimal gland cultures. She has served as Chair of the Program Committee, of the AP section and Global Member Committee of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), and President, Indian Society of Ophthalmic Pathology Indian Society of Ophthalmic Pathology, among other professional and academic affiliations. After her residency in Pathology at the Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, she had advanced training in ocular pathology at the Doheny Eye Institute, read more


Col. (Retd) Madan Deshpande VSM


Col.(Retd) Madan Deshpande VSM is presently Chief Medical Director, Medical Services, PBMA.

Passed MBBS in 1964 & M.S. Ophthalmology in 1972.

Has been in Indian Army w.e.f 1964 to 1991. During this period, he was actively involved in both the 1965 & 1971 Indo Pak wars at the forefront with the infantry.

He has earned a good name for his dedicated service as well as a committed teacher for ophthalmologists all over the country and headed AFMC & R R Hospital Eye Department read more