Dr. Ajinkya Vivekrao Deshmukh

MBBS, DNB, FLVPEI, FAICO (Neuro-ophthalmology)

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Education & Training:

Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai Phaco training April 2023 Phacoemulsification cataract surgery
All India Ophthalmological Society FAICO May 2023 Neuro-Ophtahlmology
L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, KAR campus, Hyderabad FLVPEI July 2019-July 2021 Strabismus, Paediatric and Neuro Ophthalmology
Prabha Eye Clinic and Research Centre, Bengaluru DNB Ophthalmology March 2016-March 2019 Ophthalmology
Government Medical College, Latur, Maharashtra MBBS Aug 2008-Feb 2014 Medicine
SB High-school and College of Science, Aurangabad HSC (Class 12) June 2008
SB High-school and College of Science, Aurangabad SSC (Class 10) June 2006


Positions, awards and Honours:

  • International Ophthalmic Hero of India award in 2021 by AIOS
  • FAICO (Neuro-ophthalmology) award by AIOS in 2023
  • Young Researcher Award for PG thesis competition in AIOS 2020
  • Best oral presentation- second prize at INOS 2022, AIIMS, New Delhi
  • Winner in All India Neuro-ophthalmological Quiz by INOS 2023
  • Winner- 3rd prize- Neuro Lens neuro-imaging competition during Neuroimaging workshop by LVPEI Aug 2023
  • Winner- 3rd Prize- Surfing the anterior segment- AIOC 2023
  • Best paper presentation- second prize- WSPOS Connect II 2021
  • Platinum Award for best published paper in IJO 2019
  • Travel grant for AIOC 2021
  • Best e-poster award for poster presentation in GSI 2017
  • Best fellow: Department of Paediatric ophthalmology department, LVPEI Dec 2019


Designation From – To Name of Institute/Organisation
Consultant Ophthalmologist Jan 2022 to present Prabha eye clinic and research centre Bengaluru
Consultant Ophthalmologist Sept 2021-Jan 2022 L. V. Prasad Eye Institute, GMRV campus, Visakhapatnam




Duration Type of membership Name of the Society
Since 2020 Lifetime World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WSPOS)
Since 2018 Lifetime All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS)
Since 2022 Lifetime Indian Neuro-Ophthalmological Society (INOS)
Since 2022 Lifetime Karnataka Ophthalmological Society (KOS)


Biography (About yourself)

I’m a young ophthalmologist from Bengaluru, India. I am fellowship trained Strabismologist, Paediatric and Neuro-ophthalmologist. I’m trained in phacoemulsification cataract and have special interest in community ophthalmology. I’m actively involved in clinical research work in the field of paediatric, squint and community ophthalmology. I have numerous publications to my credit in national and international peer reviewed indexed journals. I have presented my work in more than 35 national and international forums and won the recognition from peers.


Summary: Research articles: 13; Review articles: Nil; Book chapters: Nil

Research Articles:

  • Deshmukh AV, Sachdeva V, Kekunnaya R. “Peek-a-boo” Sign in Pediatric Cataract Surgery. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2022 Sep-Oct;59(5):e54
  • Kekunnaya, R., Deshmukh, AV. & Kulkarni, S. Newer insights into the clinical profile of posterior lenticonus in children and its surgical, visual, refractive outcomes. Eye (2021).
  • Deshmukh AV, Badakere A, Sheth J, Bhate M, Kulkarni S, Kekunnaya R. Pivoting to teleconsultation for paediatric ophthalmology and strabismus: Our experience during COVID-19 times. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020 Jul;68(7):1387-1391.
  • Deshmukh AV, Gandhi UV, Mohamed A, Badakere A, Kekunnaya R. Interobserver Variability for Measurement of Grating Acuity in Preverbal and Nonverbal Children Using Lea Grating Paddles. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2020 Sep 1;57(5):305-308.
  • Bhate M, Deshmukh AV, Badakere A, Kekunnaya R, Bothra N. Clinical profile and Surgical Outcomes of Strabismus following Orbital Fractures – Data from a tertiary care eye hospital in South India. JPOS, 2022 May-Jun;59(3):172-179.
  • Deshmukh AV, Murthy GJ, Reddy A, Murthy PR, Kattige J, Murthy VR. Older Drivers and Glaucoma in India: Driving Habits and Crash Risks. J Glaucoma. 2019 Oct;28(10):896-900.
  • Murthy GJ, Deshmukh AV, Mallidi AR, Murthy PR, Kattige JS, Murthy VR. Renewal of driving license in India and glaucoma: A study of prevalent practice and its lacunae. Indian J Ophthalmol 2019;67:240-6.
  • Kekunnya R, Deshmukh AV, Sachadeva V, Sheth J. Virtual bedside clinic in pediatric ophthalmology and Strabismus: An innovation in teaching. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2022 Aug; 70(8): 3129–3133.
  • Deshmukh AV. Far-seeing the control of near-sightedness- lifestyle modifications and other anti-myopic measures- commentary. HJO. Vol.XIV (No.3):88-89.
  • Deshmukh AV, Geethanjali CJ, Rao D. Therapeutic dilemma in a case of optic neuritis with hypersensitivity reaction while administering intravenous methylprednisolone. Eye Connect. Accepted for publication
  • Smitha KS, Deshmukh AV, Manjandavida FP, Babu K. Pediatric viral orbital cellulites secondary to H1N1 infection: A case report. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2019;67(7):1234-1235.
  • Murthy VR, Matada R, Deshmukh AV, Samak L, Kulkarni VV. An interesting case of factitious pseudomembranous conjunctivitis. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2019 Oct;67(10):1693-1694.

Ongoing Research Projects

  Title of Project Funding agency Role
1 Screening for anxiety and depression in various neuro-ophthalmological diseases using emotional thermometer Nil PI
2 OCTA changes in optic neuritis Nil Co-guide
3 The demographic and clinical profile of paediatric patients referred from tertiary paediatric centres to a tertiary eye care centre and the significance of referral in a cohort of 939 patients from south India  Nil  PI


Completed Research Projects

  Title of Project Funding agency Role
1 Ocular phenotype of patients with neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis Nil PI
2 MOG optic neuritis: Pediatric vs adult population Nil PI
3 Neurosystemic and biochemical profile of Wilson disease patients with variable degrees of KF ring Nil PI


Invited lectures and presentations at International conferences:

Asia Pacific Glaucoma Congress (APGC), Busan, Korea – April 2018 Physical poster Driving patterns and license renewal practices among patients with glaucoma in India
International Ocular Oncology webinar – Aug 2020 X files presentation White on White, Get it Right! A case of developmental cataract in a case of Retinoblastoma.
World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus World Wide Connect (WSPOS) – Nov 2020 Paper Presentation Interobserver Variability for Measurement of Grating Acuity in Preverbal and Nonverbal Children Using Lea Grating Paddles
Video Presentation “Pseudopedia”
WSPOS WWC II – Sep 2021 Paper presentation “Virtual reality in teaching- An innovation in education and learning!”


Invited lectures and presentations at National conferences:

All India Ophthalmology Congress (81st AIOC), Kochi – May 2023 Speaker Surfing the anterior segment: Case presentation
Panellist Clinical potpourri in YOSI
Invited speaker Residency exam preparation- what ‘not’ to do
Invited speaker “Doctor my child can’t see” – approach to evaluation of blind infant
Syncrony 2022 Midterm SSI SPOSI conference- Nagpur- June 2022 Invited speaker Extra-ocular Muscle transplantation in large angle strabismus
POSN 2022 – Sankara Nethralaya, Kolkata – Aug 2022 Case presentation Twisted tale of a tilted head and deviated eyes
All India Ophthalmology Congress (Virtual), June 2021 Free paper Clinical profile and surgical outcomes: Posterior lenticonus in children
Physical poster ‘Abnormal’ tale of “Abnormal Head Posture’
All India Ophthalmology Congress (78th AIOC), Gurgaon – Feb 2020 Young Researcher Award Competition AIOS Academic & Research Committee (ARC) PG thesis competition
Invited speaker (YOSI potpourri of ophthalmic cases) An abnormal tale of Abnormal Head Posture (AHP)
Invited speaker (YOSI debate session) Atropine is better than Ortho-K for as anti-myopia measure
Physical poster Real Eyes Realize Real lies
All India Ophthalmology Congress (77th AIOC), Indore – Feb 2019 Paper presentation Renewal of driving license in India and glaucoma: A study of prevalent practices and its’ lacunae
Physical poster “Har chamakti cheez sona nahi hoti” A unique case of ocular cystinosis
YORCC (Young ophthalmologist retina case presentation competition) Silicone oil in Suprachoroidal space: An uncommon surgical complication and its’ management
YO oculoplasty and ocular oncology case presentation competition Eyelid bump: A rare case scenario
Eye On The Future (EOTF) – Jan 2020 Case presentation A case of antimetropia
Eye On The Future (EOTF) –  Jan 2021 Case presentation DIDMOAD syndrome
Glaukopedia, Glaucoma Society of India (27th GSI), Jaipur – Sept 2017 E-poster Driving patterns and license renewal practices among patients with glaucoma in India
Annual conference of Karnataka ophthalmic society (36th KOSCON) – Nov 2017 E-poster A unique case of ocular cystinosis
Lecture presentation in “TOT” session Endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy
Video Presentation “Pseudopedia”
AIOS YOSI – Jan 2021 Fellowship roundtable Moderated a session on Strabismus and Paediatric ophthalmology round table
i-Focus PG teaching program – Jan 2018 PG Lecture Competition “Aankhon ki Gustakhiyan!”
PG Case Presentation Competition “A Unique Case of Ocular Cystinosis!”
Retina Meet Bangalore – 2017 Case presentation Case of bilateral Acute Retinal Necrosis
POSN 2021 Case presentation It is never too late to re- visit and treat. Case of LHON.
AIOS June 2021 Paper presentation Posterior lenticonus
Poster presentation Abnormal tale of Abnormal Head posture
Video presentation “Aankhon Ki Gustakhiyan…”
Optic disc workshop: 4, 5th Dec Difficult cases presentations Case of optic atrophy with dual pathology (nutritional + demyelination)