Dr. Kalpana B Murthy

MBBS, DO MS, MRCOphth(Lon), MNAMS, FMRF

Uvea and Ocular Inflammation and Cataract Surgery

Dr.Kalpana Babu heads the department of Uveitis and Ocular Inflammation at Prabha Eye Clinic & Research Centre and Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology, Bangalore.

Biography

DesignationHead of Department of Uveitis & Ocular Inflammation
Institutional AffiliationPrabha Eye Clinic & Research Centre; Vittala International Institute of Ophthalmology, Bengaluru
Visiting consultant: Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health Sciences, Bengaluru
AlumnusBangalore Medical college(1992), Minto Regional Institute of Ophthalmology(1998), Sankara Nethralaya Chennai(2001)
Current positions•International coordinator for Intraocular inflammation, Uveitis & Scleritis for Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology(APAO) 2023
•President of Uveitis Society of India
•Secretary Global ocular Inflammation Workshops society
•Member scientific Committee of the International Ocular Inflammation Society
Past positions held• Vice president of Uveitis Society of India (2018-2021)
• Secretary of Uveitis Society of India (2009-2017),
• Treasurer of International ocular Inflammation Society (IOIS): 2011-2015
• Executive committee of International ocular Inflammation Society(IOIS): 2011-2015
• Section Editor of Uveitis in Indian Journal of Ophthalmology.
Awards• Best outgoing general fellow award(Sankara Nethralaya, 2001-2003)
• Prof.Narsing A Rao –USI award(2003 )
• Prof.M.M.Joshi award (2004)
• IJO-Gold award(2009)
• APAO Travel grant (Sydney 2011)
• Travel grant by The College of ophthalmologists of Hongkong(COHK) & Hongkong ophthalmological society (2012)
• APAO achievement award (2018)
• Col Rangachari Award by All India Ophthalmological society (2019)
• Prof.Narsing A Rao –AIOS award(2019)
Publications
141 peer reviewed publications, 15 non peer reviewed journals, 9 chapters in ophthalmology
Presentations
Invited faculty in 118 national & 66 international meetings
Other areas of interest
Cataract surgeries, Foreign languages(French-B1, Spanish-A2, Korean-Topik-1), Playing Piano

Present Positions held:

  1. President of the Uveitis Society of India
  2. Secretary of the Global Ocular Inflammation Workshops society (2017-todate)

Positions held in the past:

  1. Treasurer of the International ocular Inflammation Society (2011-2015)
  2. On the Executive board of the International ocular inflammation society (2011-2015)
  3. Secretary of the Uveitis Society of India (2011-2018)
  4. Vice president of the Uveitis society of India (2018-2022)
  5. Section editor of Uveitis in the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. (2017-2022)
  6. International co-ordinator for the Asia pacific academy of ophthalmology for Uveitis Section (2022-2023)
  7. On the scientific committee of the International Ocular
    Inflammation Society (2021-2023)
  8. Advisory committee for the ASIA-ARVO meeting held in Tokyo 2015.

Member of the societies:

  1. International Uveitis Study group
  2. International Ocular Inflammation Society
  3. All India Ophthalmic society
  4. Uveitis Society of India
  5. National academy of medical sciences

Publications:

  1. No of publications in peer reviewed journals: 141
  2. No of chapters for books in uveitis and ophthalmology: 9
  3. No of non peer reviewed publications: 15 

Achievements:

  1. Recipient of the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology-Gold award for the year 2009,
  2. Recipient of the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology Travel grant for young ophthalmologists in 2011, Sydney
  3. Recipient of the College of ophthalmologists of Hongkong(COHK) & Hongkong ophthalmological society (HKOIS) travel grant in 2012. 
  4. Recipient of the APAO achievement award 2018.
  5. Recipient of the prestigious Col Rangachari Award for the best research work done in 2018-2019 at Indore (17th Feb 2019) on “Seroprevalence of Lymes disease in Nagarahole and Bandipur ranges of south India”.
  6. Recipient of the Prof.Narsing A Rao award for the best paper in annual uveitis society of india meeting, Jalna (2003) and Prof.M.M.Joshi award in the Karnataka ophthalmic society meeting, bangalore(2004) for the overall best paper.
  7. Reviewer for several international peer reviewed journals
  8. Invited speaker for 118 national and 66 international meetings in uveitis

She has successfully organized many national & international meetings in uveitis including the 1st assembly of international ocular inflammation societies meetings in Goa in 2011.

She has participated in several multicenter drug clinical uveitis trials (Lux study, Eyegate study, Sakura study), international studies (Validation study for ocular sarcoidosis, Collaborative ocular tuberculosis study group) and ICMR study(Seroprevalence of lyme disease in south india) as a principal investigator.

Her areas of interest include ocular tuberculosis, sarcoidosis, viral and HIV related ophthalmic diseases.  She is also a cataract surgeon trained in femtosecond laser cataract and complicated uveitic cataract surgeries. 

Her hobbies include learning languages (French- DELF B1; Spanish- DALF A2, Korean-TOPIK 1) and playing piano. 

Publications:

Peer reviewed Journals:

  1. Biswas J, Babu K, Krishankumar S, Vanitha K, Vaijayanthi K. Gross photography of ophthalmic specimens.  Indian Journal of Ophthalmology 2001; 49(4): 273-76.
  2. S, Babu K,  Das D,  Biswas J.  A clinicopathological study of a case of sinus histiocytosis with massive lymphadenopathy presenting as a optic nerve sheath tumor.  Journal of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus 2003; 40(3): 172-5
  3. Krishnakumar S, Ravindra Mohan E, Babu K, Das D, Biswas J.  Eccrine duct carcinoma of the eylid mimicking meibomian carcinoma: Clinicopathological study of a case.  Surv Ophthalmol 2003; 48(4): 439-446.
  4. Biswas J, Babu K, Gopal L, Krishnakumar S, Suresh S, Ramakrishnan S. Ocular manifestations of Wegener’s granulomatosis, analysis of nine cases.  Indian J Ophthalmol 2003;51(3):217-23.
  5. Rajesh M, Sulochana K, Coral K, Punitham R, Biswas J, Babu K, Ramakrishnan S. Determination of carbonyl group content in plasma proteins as a marker to assess impairment in antioxidant defense in patients with eales disease.  Indian J Ophthalmol 2004; 52(2):139-44.
  6. Biswas J, Babu K, Krishnakumar S, Shanmugam M. Uveal metastasis from a bronchial carcinoid tumour.   Indian J Ophthalmol 2004; 52(2):160-162
  7. Mahesh L, Krishnakumar S, Subramaniam N, Babu K, Biswas J.  Malignant teratoma of the orbit – a clinicopathological study of a case .  Orbit 2003; 22(4):305-9
  8. Bhattacharjee K, Bhattacharjee H, Das D, Babu K, Krishnakumar S, Biswas J. Chloroma of the orbit in a non leukaemic adult: A case report.   Orbit 2003; 22(4):293-7
  9. Ganesh SK, Babu K, Krishnakumar S, Biswas J. Ocular filariasis due to wuchereria Bancrofti presenting as panuveitis: a case report.  Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2003; 11(2):145-8
  10. Ganesh SK, Sundaram PM, Babu K, Biswas J. Cataract surgery in patients with Vogt-Koyanagi Harada syndrome. J Cataract Refract Surg.2004; 30(1):95-100
  11. Ganesh SK, Sundaram PM, Biswas J, Babu K. Cataract surgery in sympathetic ophthalmia. J Cataract Refract Surg.2004; 30(11):2371-6
  12. Ganesh SK, Babu K, Biswas J. Phacoemulsification with intraocular lens implantation in cases of parsplanitis. J Cataract Refract Surg. 2004; 30(10):2072-6
  13. Subramaniam N, Krishnakumar S, Babu K, Mohan R, Lakshmi KS, Biswas J. Adult onset langerhan cell histiocytosis of the orbit- a case report.  Orbit 2004; 23(2): 99-103
  14. Bhende P, Babu K, Padmaja kumari, Krishnakumar S, Biswas J. Solitary retinal astrocytoma in an infant.  J  Paediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2004; 41(5): 305-7
  15. Gopal L, Babu K, Gupta S, Krishnakumar S, Biswas J. Pigmented malignant medulloepithelioma of the ciliary body- a case  J  Paediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2004; 41(4): 307-11
  16. Babu K, Murthy KR. Hypopyon uveitis following band keratopathy removal in ankylosing spondylitis-a case report.  Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2006;14(1): 57-8.
  17. Babu K, Murthy KR. Combined fungal and acanthamoeba keratitis: diagnosis by in vivo confocal microscopy.  2007 Feb;21(2):271-2.
  18. Babu K, Narasimha Murthy K, Murthy KR. Wave like epitheliopathy after phacoemulsification: role of invivo confocal microscopy.  2007 Jul;26(6):747-8.
  19. D’Souza GA, Sunad R, Rajagopalan N, Ananthamurthy A, KR Murthy, Babu K. NK/T cell lymphoma in AIDS.  J Assoc Physicians India. 2006 Nov;54:890-2.
  20. Babu K, Murthy KR, Babu N, Ramesh S. Triple A syndrome with ophthalmic manifestations in two siblings.  Indian J Ophthalmol. 2007 Jul-Aug;55(4):304-6.
  21. Babu K, Murthy KR. In vivo confocal microscopy in different types of posterior polymorphous dystrophy.  Indian J Ophthalmol. 2007 Sep-Oct;55(5):376-8.
  22. Babu K, Murthy KR, Rajagopalan N. Primary bilateral multifocal choroiditis as an initial manifestation of disseminated cryptococcosis in a HIV positive patient.  Ocul Immnol Inflamm.2008; 16(4): 191-3
  23. Murthy KR, Venkataraman N, Satish V, Babu K. Bilateral retinitis following chikungunya fever.  Indian J Ophthalmol.2008; 56(4):329-31
  24. Babu K, Murthy PR, Murthy KR. Intravitreal bevacizumab as an adjunct in a patient with presumed vascularised choroidal tubercular granuloma.  Eye. 2009 Apr 17. [Epub ahead of print]
  25. Babu K, Murthy KR, Rajagopalan N, Satish B. Vision recovery in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients with optic neuropathy treated with highly active antiretroviral therapy: A case series. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2009;57(4):315-8.
  26. Babu K, Satish V, Prakash O, Subbakrishna DK, Murthy KR. Role of the mantoux test and treatment with antitubercular therapy in a South Indian patient population of presumed intraocular tuberculosis.  Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2009;17(5):307-11.
  27. Babu K, Satish V, Satish S, Subbakrishna DK, Mariamma Philips Abraham, Murthy KR. Utility of QuantiFERON TB gold test in a south Indian patient population of ocular inflammation.  Indian J Ophthalmol:2009; 57:427-430
  28. Babu K, Maralihalli EY R. Insect wing tarsal foreign body causing conjunctival granuloma and marginal keratitis.  Indian J Ophthalmol: 2009; 57:473-474
  29. Prabhakaran C V, Babu K, Mahadevan A, Murthy SR. Amyloidosis of lacrimal gland. Indian J Ophthalmol 2009; 57: 461-463
  30. Babu K, Murthy VR, Akki VP, Prabhakaran VC, Murthy KR. Coin-shaped epithelial lesions following an acute attack of erythema multiforme minor with confocal microscopy findings.  Indian J Ophthalmol. 2010 Jan-Feb;58(1):64-6.
  31. Babu K, Gundannavar PV, Satish V, Prabhakaran VC. Melkersson-Rosenthal syndrome in a patient with tubercular panuveitis.  Indian J Ophthalmol. 2010 Jan-Feb;58(1):78-80.
  32. Babu K, Murthy KR, Sudarshan S, Biswas J. Bilateral arteritis with cytomegalovirus retinitis in a patient infected with human immunodeficiency virus.  Retinal Cases & Brief Reports:  Winter 2010 – Volume 4 – Issue 1 – pp 31-33
  33. Shenoy SK, Babu K, Prabhakaran VC. Large drusen following long-standing retinal detachment.  Indian J Pathol Microbiol. 2010 Apr-Jun;53(2):329-30
  34. Babu K, Kini R, Mehta R. Scleral nodule and bilateral disc edema as a presenting manifestation of systemic sarcoidosis.  Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2010 Jun;18(3):158
  35. Babu K, Murthy KR, Krishnakumar S. Two successive ocular malignancies in the same eye of a HIV-positive patient: a case report.  Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2010 Apr;18(2):101-3.
  36. Babu K, Murthy PR. Neuroretinitis as a manifestation of Lyme disease in South India: a case report.  Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2010 Apr;18(2):97-8.
  37. Babu K, Satish V, Satish S, Subbakrishna DK, Mariamma Philips Abraham, Murthy KR. Utility of QuantiFERON TB gold test in a south Indian patient population of ocular inflammation (authors reply).  Indian J Ophthalmol:2010; 58(4):346
  38. Babu K, Kini R, Mehta R, Abraham MP, Subbakrishna DK, Murthy KR. Clinical profile of ocular sarcoidosis in a South Indian patient population.  Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2010 Oct;18(5):362
  39. Murthy SR, Babu K, Mahadevan A, Prabhakaran VC. Amyloidosis of lacrimal gland: authors’ reply.  Indian J Ophthalmol. 2010 Sep-Oct;58(5):450-1
  40. Babu K, Murthy KR, Sridharan S, Biswas J. Bilateral arteritis with cytomegalovirus retinitis in a patient infected with human immunodeficiency virus.  Retin Cases Brief Rep.2010 Winter; 4(1): 31-33
  41. Babu K, Murthy VR, Akki VP, Prabhakaran VC, Murthy KR.Reply: coin-shaped epithelial lesions following an acute attack of erythema multiforme minor with confocal microscopy findings. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2011 Mar-Apr;59(2):167.
  42. Babu K, Kini R, Mehta R, Abraham MP, Subbakrishna DK, Murthy KR. Predictors for tubercular uveitis.  A comparison between biopsy proven cases of tubercular and sarcoid uveitis.  Retina. 2012; 32(5):1017-20.
  43. Babu K, Murthy GJ. Chikungunya virus iridocyclitis in Fuchs’ heterochromic iridocyclitis. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2012; 60(1):73-4.
  44. Cohen AE, Assang C, Patane MA, From S, Korenfeld M; Avion Study Investigators. Evaluation of dexamethasone phosphate delivered by ocular iontophoresis for treating noninfectious anterior uveitis.  Ophthalmology. 2012 Jan;119(1):66-73. Epub 2011 Nov 23.
  45. Babu K, Kini R, Murthy KR. Unique Presentation of 3rd and 6th Cranial Nerve Palsies, Nodular Scleritis and Nummular Keratouveitis in an Immunocompetent Patient following an Attack of Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2012 Jul 13
  46. Babu K, Mukhopadhyay M, Murthy KR. Uveitis with myasthenia gravis – a rare association.  Ocul Immunol Inflamm.2013 Feb; 21(1):29-31
  47. Babu K, Philips M, Subbakrishna DK. Perspectives of Quantiferon Tb gold test among Indian practioners: a survey.  Journal of ophthalmic inflammation and infection 2013, 3: 9 doi:10.1186/1869-5760-3-9
  48. Babu K, Adiga M, Govekar SR, Ravikumar BV, Murthy KR. Associations of fuchs heterochromic iridocyclitis in a south indian patient population.  Journal of ophthalmic inflammation and infection 2013, 3:14
  49. Babu K. Sarcoidosis in tuberculosis-endemic regions: India. J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2013 Jun 27;3(1):53
  50. Babu K, Mahendradas P. Medical management of uveitis – current trends. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2013 Jun;61(6):277-83
  51. Babu K, Murthy GJ. Cytomegalovirus Anterior Uveitis In Immunocompetent Individuals Following Topical Prostaglandin Analogues. J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2013 9;3(1):55.
  52. Babu K, Kini R, Philips M, Subbakrishna DK. Clinical profile of isolated viral anterior uveitis in a South Indian patient population. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2014;22(5):356-9.
  53. Babu K, Bhat SS. Unilateral snow banking in tuberculosis-related intermediate uveitis. J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2014;4(1):4.
  54. Babu K, Mukhopadhyay M, Bhat SS, Chinmayee J. Orbital and adnexal tuberculosis: a case series from a South Indian population. J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2014;4:12
  55. Babu K, Murthy PR, Prakash PY, Kattige J, Rangaswamy S, Murthy VR, Murthy KR. Chronic endophthalmitis due to Pyrenocheta romeroi in an immunocompetent host–a case report from southern India. Retin Cases Brief Rep. 2014 Summer;8(3):197-9.
  56. Babu K, Bhat SS, Philips M, Subbakrishna DK. Review of Results of QuantiFERON TB Gold Test in Presumed Ocular Tuberculosis in a South Indian Patient Population. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2016 Oct;24(5):498-502.
  57. Babu K, Shukla SB, Philips M. High Resolution Chest Computerized Tomography in the Diagnosis of Ocular Sarcoidosis in a High TB Endemic Population. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2017 Apr;25(2):253-258
  58. Babu K, Sajid S. In Response to: Jeon and Lee’s ‘Cytomegalovirus Retinitis in a Human Immunodeficiency Virus-negative Cohort: Long-term Management and Complications’. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2017 Feb;25(1):146-147.
  59. Babu K, De C, Sampangi R. Bilateral Outer retinal necrosis following mumps infection.  Ocul Immunol Inflamm.2016 Aug 5: 1-3
  60. Murthy KR, Dammalli M, Pinto SM, Murthy KB, Nirujogi RS, Madugundu AK, Dey G, Subbannayya Y, Mishra UK, Nair B, Gowda H, Prasad TS. A Comprehensive Proteomics Analysis of the Human Iris Tissue: Ready to Embrace Postgenomics Precision Medicine in Ophthalmology? OMICS. 2016 Sep;20(9):510-9
  61. Babu K, Parikh A. Reply to “Early resolution of subretinal fluid without high dose corticosteroids in a pregnant patient with Vogt-Koyanagi Harada disease by Sugita et al. J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2016 Dec; 6(1): 13
  62. Sabhapandit S, Murthy SI, Singh VM, Gaitonde K, Gopal M, Marsonia K, Sajid S, Babu K. Epidemiology and Clinical Features of Uveitis from Urban Populations in South India. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2016 Oct 26:1-7.
  63. Babu K, Parameshwarappa D. Atypical Tolosa Hunt syndrome and bilateral sclerokeratitis and optic atrophy in Takayasu’s arteritis. American Journal of Ophthalmology Case Reports 5 (2017) 41e43
  64. Dammalli M, Murthy KR, Pinto SM, Murthy KB, Nirujogi RS, Madugundu AK, Dey G, Nair B, Gowda H, Keshava Prasad TS. Toward Postgenomics Ophthalmology: A Proteomic Map of the Human Choroid-Retinal Pigment Epithelium Tissue. OMICS. 2017 Feb;21(2):114-122.
  65. Babu K, Kumaradas M. In Response to Laovirojjanakul W, Acharya N and Gonzales JA’s “Ultra-Widefield Fluorescein Angiography in Intermediate Uveitis”. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2017 Dec 28:1-3
  66. Agarwal A, Agrawal R, Gunasekaran DV, Raje D, Gupta B, Aggarwal K, Murthy SL, Westcott M, Chee SP, Mccluskey P, Su Ling H, Teoh S, Cimino L, Biswas J, Narain S, Agarwal M, Mahendradas P, Khairallah M, Jones N, Tugal-Tutkun I, Babu K, Basu S, Carreño E, Lee R, Al-Dhibi H, Bodaghi B, Invernizzi A, Goldstein DA, Herbort CP, Barisani-Asenbauer T, González-López JJ, Androudi S, Bansal R, Moharana B, Mahajan S, Esposti S, Tasiopoulou A, Nadarajah S, Agarwal M, Abraham S, Vala R, Singh R, Sharma A, Sharma K, Zierhut M, Kon OM, Cunningham E, Nguyen QD, Pavesio C, Gupta V. The Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS)-1 Report 3: Polymerase Chain Reaction in the Diagnosis and Management of Tubercular Uveitis: Global Trends. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2017 Dec 20:1-9
  67. Agrawal R, Gunasekeran DV, Grant R, Agarwal A, Kon OM, Nguyen QD, Pavesio C,Gupta V; Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS)–1 Study Group. Clinical Features and Outcomes of Patients With Tubercular Uveitis Treated With Antitubercular Therapy in the Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS)-1. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 Dec 1;135(12):1318-1327.
  68. Errors Table 2. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2019 Feb 1;137(2):233. Erratum for: JAMA Ophthalmol. 2017 Dec 1;135(12):1318-1327.
  69. Agrawal R, Testi I, Mahajan S, Yuen YS, Agarwal A, Rousselot A, Raje D, Gunasekeran DV, Kon OM, Barisani-Asenbauer T, Kempen JH, Gupta A, Jabs DA, Smith JR, Bodaghi B, Zierhut M, DeSmet M, Cluskey PM, Agarwal M, Agarwal M, Aggarwal K, Agrawal M, Al-Dhibi H, Androudi S, Asyari F, Balasundaram MB, Murthy KB, Baglivo E, Banker A, Bansal R, Basu S, Behera D, Biswas J, Carreño E, Caspers L, Chee SP, Chhabra R, Cimino L, Del Rio LEC, Cunningham ET, Curi ALL, Das D, Denisova E, Denniston AK, Errera MH, Fonollosa A, George A, Goldstein DA, Crosier YG, Gurbaxani A, Invernizzi A, Isa HM, Md Islam S, Jones N, Katoch D, Khairallah M, Khosla A, Kramer M, Kumar A, Kumar A, Nora RD, Lee R, Lowder C, Luthra S, Mahendradas P, Makhoul D, Mazumdar S, Mehta S, Miserocchi E, Mochizuki M, Mohamed OS, Muccioli C, Munk MR, Murthy S, Narain S, Nascimento H, Neri P, Nguyen M, Okada AA, Ozdal P, Palestine A, Pichi F, Rathinam SR, Schlaen A, Sehgal S, Sen HN, Sharma A, Sharma K, Shoughy SS, Singh N, Singh R, Soheilian M, Sridharan S, Thorne JE, Tappeiner C, Teoh S, Tognon MS, Tugal-Tutkun I, Tyagi M, Uy H, Santos DVV, Valentincic NV, Westcott M, Yanai R, Alvarez BY, Zahedur R, Nguyen QD, Pavesio C, Gupta V. The Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS) Consensus (CON) Group Meeting Proceedings. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2020 Apr 6:1-11. doi: 10.1080/09273948.2020.1716025. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32250731.
  70. Agrawal R, Testi I, Bodaghi B, Barisani-Asenbauer T, McCluskey P, Agarwal A, Kempen JH, Gupta A, Smith JR, de Smet MD, Yuen YS, Mahajan S, Kon OM, Nguyen QD, Pavesio C, Gupta V; Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study Consensus Group. Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study Consensus Guidelines on the Management of Tubercular Uveitis-Report 2: Guidelines for Initiating Antitubercular Therapy in Anterior Uveitis, Intermediate Uveitis, Panuveitis, and Retinal Vasculitis. Ophthalmology. 2021 Feb;128(2):277-287. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2020.06.052. Epub 2020 Jun 27. PMID: 32603726.
  71. Agrawal R, Betzler BK, Testi I, Mahajan S, Agarwal A, Gunasekeran DV, Raje D, Aggarwal K, Murthy SI, Westcott M, Chee SP, McCluskey P, Ho SL, Teoh S, Cimino L, Biswas J, Narain S, Agarwal M, Mahendradas P, Khairallah M, Jones N, Tugal-Tutkun I, Babu K, Basu S, Carreño E, Lee R, Al-Dhibi H, Bodaghi B, Invernizzi A, Goldstein DA, Barisani-Asenbauer T, González-López JJ, Androudi S, Bansal R, Moharana B, Esposti SD, Tasiopoulou A, Nadarajah S, Agarwal M, Abraham S, Vala R, Singh R, Sharma A, Sharma K, Zierhut M, Kon OM, Cunningham ET, Kempen JH, Nguyen QD, Pavesio C, Gupta V. The Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS)-1: A Multinational Review of 447 Patients with Tubercular Intermediate Uveitis and Panuveitis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2020 Nov 17:1-11. doi: 10.1080/09273948.2020.1808226. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33200957.
  72. Groen-Hakan F, Babu K, Tugal-Tutkun I, Pathanapithoon K, de Boer JH, Smith JR, de Groot-Mijnes JDF, Rothova A. Challenges of Diagnosing Viral Anterior Uveitis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2017 Oct;25(5):710-720. 

    73.  Babu K, Sudheer B, Krishna Kumar S. Bilateral Conjunctival Granulomas in AYoung Lady with Hypereosinophilic Syndrome – A Case Report. Ocul                            Immunol Inflamm.2018 May 17:1-3. doi: 10.1080/09273948.2018.1468472. [Epub ahead of print] 

 74.  Sudheer B, Agarwal M, Sharma D, Mehta R, Babu K. Role of Endobronchial Ultrasound Guided Transbronchial Needle Aspiration in the Diagnosis of Intraocular Inflammation in India – Our Experience. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2018 Mar 15:1-3. doi: 10.1080/09273948.2018.1439068. [Epub ahead of print] 

75.  Babu K, Sudheer B, Murthy KR. Bilateral arterial occlusions masking retinitis in a HIV-positive male. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 Feb;66(2):332-334.

76.  Babu K, Mahendradas P, Sudheer B, Kawali A, Parameswarappa DC, Pal V, Philips M. Clinical Profile of Herpes Zoster Ophthalmicus in a South Indian Patient Population. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2018;26(2):178-183. 

77.  Babu K, Parameswarappa DC, Sudheer B. Tonic Pupil in Cytomegalovirus Anterior Uveitis in an Immunocompetent Adult Male – A Case Report. Ocul Immunol Inflamm.2018;26(1):104-106. 

78.  Agrawal R, Gunasekeran DV, Agarwal A, Carreño E, Aggarwal K, Gupta B, Raje D, Murthy SI, Westcott M, Chee SP, McCluskey P, Ling HS, Teoh S, Cimino L, Biswas J,Narain S, Agarwal M, Mahendradas P, Khairallah M, Jones N, Tugal-Tutkun I, Babu K, Basu S, Lee R, Al-Dhibi H, Bodaghi B, Invernizzi A, Goldstein DA, Herbort CP, Barisani-Asenbauer T, González-López JJ, Androudi S, Bansal R, Moharana B, Mahajan S, Esposti S, Tasiopoulou A, Nadarajah S, Agarwal M, Abraham S, Vala R, Lord J, Singh R, Sharma A, Sharma K, Zierhut M, Kon OM, Kempen J, Cunningham ET, Rousselot A, Nguyen QD, Pavesio C, Gupta V. The Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS)-1: A Multinational Description of the Spectrum of Choroidal Involvement in 245 Patients with Tubercular Uveitis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2018 Aug 29:1-11. [Epub ahead of print] 

79.  Babu K, Jidesh MV, Sudheer B, Murthy KR. Progressive, subretinal fibrosis mimicking retinal necrosis with poor visual prognosis in sympathetic ophthalmia: A rare finding. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 Dec;66(12):1877-1879.

80.  Oliver GF, Stathis RM, Furtado JM, Arantes TE, McCluskey PJ, Matthews JM; International Ocular Syphilis Study Group, Smith JR. Current ophthalmology practice patterns for syphilitic uveitis. Br J Ophthalmol. 2019 Jan 30.bjophthalmol-2018-313207.

81.  Mochizuki M, Smith JR, Takase H, Kaburaki T, Acharya NR, Rao NA; International Workshop on Ocular Sarcoidosis Study Group. Revised criteria of International Workshop on Ocular Sarcoidosis (IWOS) for the diagnosis of ocular sarcoidosis. Br J Ophthalmol. 2019 Feb 23. pii: bjophthalmol-2018-313356.

      82.  Smitha KS, Deshmukh AV, Manjandavida FP, Babu K. Pediatric viral orbital cellulites secondary to H1N1 infection: A case report. Indian J Ophthalmol.                  2019 Jul;67(7):1234-1235.

     83.  Babu K, Sudheer B, Rao AP. Intravenous tocilizumab in idiopathic pediatric uveitis with refractory cystoid macular edema – A case report. Indian J                        Ophthalmol. 2019 Jun;67(6):975-977. 

    84.  Kattigi J, Konana VK, Babu K. Bilateral granulomatous uveitis in an elderly female.  Indian J Ophthalmol 2019;67.

  1. Testi I, Agrawal R, Mahajan S, Agarwal A, Gunasekeran DV, Raje D, Aggarwal K, Murthy SI, Westcott M, Chee SP, Mccluskey P, Ho SL, Teoh S, Cimino L, Biswas J, Narain S, Agarwal M, Mahendradas P, Khairallah M, Jones N, Tugal-Tutkun I, Babu K, Basu S, Carreño E, Lee R, Al-Dhibi H, Bodaghi B, Invernizzi A, Goldstein DA, Herbort CP, Barisani-Asenbauer T, González-López JJ, Androudi S, Bansal R, Moharana B, Esposti SD, Tasiopoulou A, Nadarajah S, Agarwal M, Abraham S, Vala R, Singh R, Sharma A, Sharma K, Zierhut M, Kon OM, Cunningham ET, Kempen JH, Nguyen QD, Pavesio C, Gupta V. The Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS)-1: A Multinational Descriptive Review of Tubercular Uveitis in Paediatric Population. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2020 Aug 17:1-7. doi: 10.1080/09273948.2020.1781197. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32804578.
  2. Babu K, Smitha KS, P Manjandavida F. Orbital Sarcoidosis in a High TB Endemic Country – A Case Series from South India. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2020 Feb 19:1-6.
  3. Babu K, Murthy KR, Bhagya M, Murthy PR, Puttamallesh VN, Ravi V. Seroprevalence of Lymes disease in the Nagarahole and Bandipur forest areas of South India. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020 Jan;68(1):100-105.
  4. Agrawal R MD FCRS, Betzler B MBBS, Testi I MD, Mahajan S MBBS, Agarwal A MS, Gunasekeran DV MD, Raje D PhD, Aggarwal K MS, Murthy SI DNB, Westcott M FRCSOphth, Chee SP FRCSEd, Mccluskey P MD, Ho SL FRCSGlasg, Teoh S FRCSEd, Cimino L MD, Biswas J MS, Narain S MD, Agarwal M MS, Mahendradas P DNB, Khairallah M MD, Jones N FRCSOphth, Tugal-Tutkun I MD, Babu K DNB, Basu S MS, Carreño E MD, Lee R PhD, Al-Dhibi H MD, Bodaghi B MD, Invernizzi A MD, Goldstein DA MD, Herbort CP MD, Barisani-Asenbauer T PhD, González-López JJ PhD, Androudi S MD, Bansal R MS, Moharana B MS, Esposti S MD, Tasiopoulou A MD, Nadarajah S MD, Agarwal M DNB, Abraham S MD, Vala R MD, Singh R MS, Sharma A MD, Sharma K PhD, Zierhut M PhD, Kon OM MRCP, Cunningham ET PhD, Kempen JH PhD, Nguyen QD PhD, Pavesio C FRCSOphth, Gupta V MS. The Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS)-1: A Multinational Review of 165 Patients with Tubercular Anterior Uveitis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2020 Jun 30:1-10.
  5. Agrawal R MD, FCRS, Gunasekeran DV MBBS, Agarwal A MS, Testi I MD, Carreño E MD, Westcott M FRCOphth, Mahajan S MBBS, Raje D PhD, Aggarwal K MS, Murthy SI DNB, Chee SP FRCSEd, Mccluskey P MD, Ho SL FRCSGlasg, Teoh S FRCSEd, Cimino L MD, Biswas J MS, Narain S MD, Agarwal M MS, Mahendradas P DNB, Khairallah M MD, Jones N FRCSOphth, Tugal-Tutkun I MD, Babu K DNB, Basu S MS, Lee R PhD, Al-Dhibi H MD, Bodaghi B MD, Invernizzi A MD, Goldstein DA MD, Herbort CP MD, Barisani-Asenbauer T PhD, González-López JJ PhD, Androudi S MD, Bansal R MS, Moharana B MS, Esposti SD MD, Tasiopoulou A MD, Nadarajah S MD, Agarwal M DNB, Abraham S MD, Vala R MD, Singh R MS, Sharma A MD, Sharma K PhD, Zierhut M PhD, Kon OM MRCP, Cunningham ET PhD, Kempen JH PhD, Nguyen QD PhD, Pavesio C FRCSOphth, Gupta V MS. Visual Morbidity in Ocular Tuberculosis – Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS)-1: Report #6. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2020 Jun 30:1-9. doi: 10.1080/09273948.2020.1774905. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32600169.
  6. Babu K, Biswas J, Agarwal M, Mahendradas P, Bansal R, Rathinam SR, Basu S, Ganesh SK, Konana VK, Vedhanayaki R, Philips M, Choudhary T. Diagnostic Markers in Ocular Sarcoidosis in A High TB Endemic Population – A Multicentre Study. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2020 Sep 1:1-5.
  7. Testi I, Agrawal R, Mahajan S, Agarwal A, Gunasekeran DV, Raje D, Aggarwal K, Murthy SI, Westcott M, Chee SP, McCluskey P, Ho SL, Teoh S, Cimino L, Biswas J, Narain S, Agarwal M, Mahendradas P, Khairallah M, Jones N, Tugal-Tutkun I, Babu K, Basu S, Carreño E, Lee R, Al-Dhibi H, Bodaghi B, Invernizzi A, Goldstein DA, Herbort CP, Barisani-Asenbauer T, González-López JJ, Androudi S, Bansal R, Moharana B, Esposti SD, Tasiopoulou A, Nadarajah S, Agarwal M, Abraham S, Vala R, Singh R, Sharma A, Sharma K, Zierhut M, Rousselot A, Grant R, Kon OM, Cunningham ET, Kempen J, Nguyen QD, Pavesio C, Gupta V. Tubercular Uveitis: Nuggets from Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS)-1. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2019 Nov 25:1-9.
  8. Agarwal AK, Sudharshan S, Mahendradas P, Babu K, Shenoy P, Dogra M, Bansal R, Agarwal M, Biswas J, Balamurugan S, Agrawal R, Gupta V. Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on uveitis patients receiving immunomodulatory and biological therapies (COPE STUDY). Br J Ophthalmol. 2020 Oct 3:bjophthalmol-2020-317417.
  9. Testi I, Agrawal R, Mahajan S, Agarwal A, Gunasekeran DV, Raje D, Aggarwal K, Murthy SI, Westcott M, Chee SP, Mccluskey P, Ho SL, Teoh S, Cimino L, Biswas J, Narain S, Agarwal M, Mahendradas P, Khairallah M, Jones N, Tugal-Tutkun I, Babu K, Basu S, Carreño E, Lee R, Al-Dhibi H, Bodaghi B, Invernizzi A, Goldstein DA, Herbort CP, Barisani-Asenbauer T, González-López JJ, Androudi S, Bansal R, Moharana B, Esposti SD, Tasiopoulou A, Nadarajah S, Agarwal M, Abraham S, Vala R, Singh R, Sharma A, Sharma K, Zierhut M, Kon OM, Cunningham ET, Kempen JH, Nguyen QD, Pavesio C, Gupta V. The Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS)-1: A Multinational Descriptive Review of Tubercular Uveitis in Paediatric Population. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2020 Aug 17:1-7.
  10. Agarwal A, Agrawal R, Raje D, Testi I, Mahajan S, Gunasekeran DV, Aggarwal K, Murthy SI, Westcott M, Chee SP, Mccluskey P, Ho SL, Teoh S, Cimino L, Biswas J, Narain S, Agarwal M, Mahendradas P, Khairallah M, Jones N, Tugal-Tutkun I, Babu K, Basu S, Carreño E, Lee R, Al-Dhibi H, Bodaghi B, Invernizzi A, Goldstein DA, Herbort CP, Barisani-Asenbauer T, González-López JJ, Androudi S, Bansal R, Moharana B, Esposti SD, Tasiopoulou A, Nadarajah S, Agarwal M, Abraham S, Vala R, Singh R, Sharma A, Sharma K, Zierhut M, Kon OM, Cunningham ET, Kempen JH, Nguyen QD, Pavesio C, Gupta V. Twenty-four Month Outcomes in the Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS)-1: Defining the “Cure” in Ocular Tuberculosis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2020 Jun 26:1-9.
  11. Konana VK, Bhagya M, Babu K. Double-Layer Sign: A New OCT Finding in Active Tubercular Serpiginous-like Choroiditis to Monitor Activity. Ophthalmol Retina. 2020 Mar;4(3):336-342.
  12. Kattige J, Konana VK, Babu K. Bilateral granulomatous uveitis in an elderly female. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2019 Sep;67(9):1391.
  13. Babu K, Murthy GJ, Murthy KR. Uveitis, retinal vasculitis, and loss of accommodation as sole manifestations of demyelinating disease: A case report. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020 Sep;68(9):2007-2009.
  14. Takase H, Acharya NR, Babu K, Bodaghi B, Khairallah M, McCluskey PJ, Tesavibul N, Thorne JE, Tugal-Tutkun I, Yamamoto JH, Rao NA, Smith JR, Mochizuki M. Recommendations for the management of ocular sarcoidosis from the International Workshop on Ocular Sarcoidosis. Br J Ophthalmol. 2021 Nov;105(11):1515-1519.
  15. Babu K, Dharmanand BG. Worsening of posterior scleritis and orbital pseudotumor in a patient with granulomatosis polyangiitis with rituximab-A case report. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2020 Sep;68(9):1986-1988.
  16. Babu K, Rao AP. Clinical Profile in Genetically Proven Blau Syndrome: A Case Series from South India. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2021 Feb 17;29(2):250-256.
  17. Konana VK, Gunderao S, Prabhakar S, Babu K. Multimodal imaging in amikacin induced macular infarction. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2021;1:215-6

102.   Varshasnata Mohanty, Sneha M. Pinto, Yashwanth Subbannayya, Mohd. Altaf Najar, Kalpana Babu Murthy, Thottethodi Subrahmanya Keshava Prasad, and Krishna R. Murthy.OMICS: A Journal of Integrative Biology.Jun 2020.379-389.103.  Agarwal M, Dutta Majumder P, Babu K, Konana VK, Goyal M, Touhami S, Stanescu-Segall D, Bodaghi B. Drug-induced uveitis: A review. Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:1799-807

  1. Agarwal A, Agrawal R, Gunasekaran DV, Raje D, Gupta B, Aggarwal K, Murthy SL, Westcott M, Chee SP, McCluskey P, Ling HS, Teoh S, Cimino L, Biswas J, Narain S, Agarwal M, Mahendradas P, Khairallah M, Jones N, Tugal-Tutkun I, Babu K, Basu S, Carreño E, Lee R, Al-Dhibi H, Bodaghi B, Invernizzi A, Goldstein DA, Herbort CP, Barisani-Asenbauer T, González-López JJ, Androudi S, Bansal R, Moharana B, Mahajan S, Esposti S, Tasiopoulou A, Nadarajah S, Agarwal M, Abraham S, Vala R, Singh R, Sharma A, Sharma K, Zierhut M, Kon OM, Cunningham E, Nguyen QD, Pavesio C, Gupta V. The Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS)-1 Report 3: Polymerase Chain Reaction in the Diagnosis and Management of Tubercular Uveitis: Global Trends. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2019;27(3):465-473. doi: 10.1080/09273948.2017.1406529. Epub 2017 Dec 20. PMID: 29261089.
  2. Gunasekeran DV, Agrawal R, Agarwal A, Carreño E, Raje D, Aggarwal K, Kon OM, Nguyen QD, Pavesio C, Gupta V; COTS-1 Study Group. THE COLLABORATIVE OCULAR TUBERCULOSIS STUDY (COTS)-1: A Multinational Review of 251 Patients With Tubercular Retinal Vasculitis. Retina. 2019 Aug;39(8):1623-1630. doi: 10.1097/IAE.0000000000002194. PMID: 29697588.
  3. Agrawal R, Gunasekeran DV, Agarwal A, Carreño E, Aggarwal K, Gupta B, Raje D, Murthy SI, Westcott M, Chee SP, McCluskey P, Ling HS, Teoh S, Cimino L, Biswas J, Narain S, Agarwal M, Mahendradas P, Khairallah M, Jones N, Tugal-Tutkun I, Babu K, Basu S, Lee R, Al-Dhibi H, Bodaghi B, Invernizzi A, Goldstein DA, Herbort CP, Barisani-Asenbauer T, González-López JJ, Androudi S, Bansal R, Moharana B, Mahajan S, Esposti S, Tasiopoulou A, Nadarajah S, Agarwal M, Abraham S, Vala R, Lord J, Singh R, Sharma A, Sharma K, Zierhut M, Kon OM, Kempen J, Cunningham ET, Rousselot A, Nguyen QD, Pavesio C, Gupta V. The Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS)-1: A Multinational Description of the Spectrum of Choroidal Involvement in 245 Patients with Tubercular Uveitis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2018 Aug 29:1-11. doi: 10.1080/09273948.2018.1489061. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 30156979.
  4. Agrawal R, Agarwal A, Jabs DA, Kee A, Testi I, Mahajan S, McCluskey PJ, Gupta A, Palestine A, Denniston A, Banker A, Invernizzi A, Fonollosa A, Sharma A, Kumar A, Curi A, Okada A, Schlaen A, Heiligenhaus A, Kumar A, Gurbaxani A, Bodaghi B, Islam Shah B, Lowder C, Tappeiner C, Muccioli C, Vasconcelos-Santos DV, Goldstein D, Behra D, Das D, Makhoul D, Baglivo E, Denisova E, Miserocchi E, Carreno E, Asyari F, Pichi F, Sen HN, Uy H, Nascimento H, Tugal-Tutkun I, Arevalo JF, Davis J, Thorne J, Hisae Yamamoto J, Smith J, Garweg JG, Biswas J, Babu K, Aggarwal K, Cimino L, Kuffova L, Agarwal M, Zierhut M, Agarwal M, De Smet M, Tognon MS, Errera MH, Munk M, Westcott M, Soheilian M, Accorinti M, Khairallah M, Nguyen M, Kon OM, Mahendradas P, Yang P, Neri P, Ozdal P, Amer R, Lee R, Distia Nora R, Chhabra R, Belfort R, Mehta S, Shoughy S, Luthra S, Mohamed SO, Chee SP, Basu S, Teoh S, Ganesh S, Barisani-Asenbauer T, Guex-Crosier Y, Ozyazgan Y, Akova Y, Habot-Wilner Z, Kempen J, Nguyen QD, Pavesio C, Gupta V; Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS) Group. Standardization of Nomenclature for Ocular Tuberculosis – Results of Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS) Workshop. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2019 Dec 10:1-11. doi: 10.1080/09273948.2019.1653933. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 31821096.
  5. Gunasekeran DV, Agrawal R, Testi I, Agarwal A, Mahajan S, Nguyen QD, Pavesio C, Gupta V; Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS) Group. Lessons in Digital Epidemiology from COTS-1: Coordinating Multicentre Research across 10 Countries Using Operational and Technology Innovation to Overcome Funding Deficiencies. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2020 Apr 22:1-7. doi: 10.1080/09273948.2020.1744669. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32320326.

109.   Basu, S., La Distia Nora, R., Rao, N.A. et al. Prognostic factors for TB-associated uveitis in the Asia-Pacific Region: results of a modified Delphi survey. Eye 34, 1693–1701 (2020)110.  Babu K, Konana VK, Ganesh SK, Patnaik G, Chan NS, Chee SP, Sobolewska B, Zierhut M. Viral anterior uveitis. Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:1764-73111.      Babu K, Shah D, Bhagya M, Murthy KR. Near full thickness macular hole with an intact overlying internal limiting membrane following resolution of fulminant acquired toxoplasma retinitis -A unique finding. Indian J Ophthalmol 2020;68:244-6112. Mukesh K, Shah D, Murthy KR, Babu K. Bilateral Mycobacterium abscessus chronic endophthalmitis presenting as retinitis in a human immunodeficiency virus positive young male – A case report. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:162-4113.  Agarwal AK, Sudharshan S, Mahendradas P, et al Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on uveitis patients receiving immunomodulatory and biological therapies (COPE STUDY)British Journal of Ophthalmology 2022;106:97-101.

  1. Testi, I., Brandão-de-Resende, C., Agrawal, R.et al. Ocular inflammatory events following COVID-19 vaccination: a multinational case series. J Ophthal Inflamm Infect 12, 4 (2022). 
  2. Yogeswaran K, Furtado JM, Bodaghi B, Matthews JM; International Ocular Toxoplasmosis Study Group, Smith JR. Current practice in the management of ocular toxoplasmosis. Br J Ophthalmol. 2022 Feb 23:bjophthalmol-2022-321091.
  3. Takase H, Acharya NR, Babu K, Bodaghi B, Khairallah M, McCluskey PJ, Tesavibul N, Thorne JE, Tugal-Tutkun I, Yamamoto JH, Rao NA, Smith JR, Mochizuki M. Recommendations for the management of ocular sarcoidosis from the International Workshop on Ocular Sarcoidosis. Br J Ophthalmol. 2021 Nov;105(11):1515-1519.
  4. Shah R, Mahale RR, Babu K, Shah D, Vincent M, Nanda S, Sangeeth TA, Sriram N, Tiwari R, Padmanabha H, Mailankody P, Pavagada MS. Granulomatous Panuveitis in Multiple Sclerosis: A Rare Occurrence. Ann Indian Acad Neurol. 2022 Mar-Apr;25(2):296-298
  5. Mehta K, Gujjar AP, Babu K. Peripheral Ulcerative Keratitis in a Young Lady with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Post Rituximab Infusion-A Case Report. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2022 Feb 25:1-3.
  6. Agarwal A, Agrawal R, Raje D, Testi I, Mahajan S, Gunasekeran DV, Aggarwal K, Murthy SI, Westcott M, Chee SP, Mccluskey P, Ho SL, Teoh S, Cimino L, Biswas J, Narain S, Agarwal M, Mahendradas P, Khairallah M, Jones N, Tugal-Tutkun I, Babu K, Basu S, Carreño E, Lee R, Al-Dhibi H, Bodaghi B, Invernizzi A, Goldstein DA, Herbort CP, Barisani-Asenbauer T, González-López JJ, Androudi S, Bansal R, Moharana B, Esposti SD, Tasiopoulou A, Nadarajah S, Agarwal M, Abraham S, Vala R, Singh R, Sharma A, Sharma K, Zierhut M, Kon OM, Cunningham ET, Kempen JH, Nguyen QD, Pavesio C, Gupta V. Twenty-four Month Outcomes in the Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS)-1: Defining the “Cure” in Ocular Tuberculosis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2020 Sep 30;28(sup1):65-73
  7. Babu K, Biswas J, Agarwal M, Mahendradas P, Bansal R, Rathinam SR, Basu S, Ganesh SK, Konana VK, Vedhanayaki R, Philips M, Choudhary T. Diagnostic Markers in Ocular Sarcoidosis in A High TB Endemic Population – A Multicentre Study. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2022 Jan 2;30(1):163-167.
  8. Agrawal R, Betzler BK, Testi I, Mahajan S, Agarwal A, Gunasekeran DV, Raje D, Aggarwal K, Murthy SI, Westcott M, Chee SP, McCluskey P, Ho SL, Teoh S, Cimino L, Biswas J, Narain S, Agarwal M, Mahendradas P, Khairallah M, Jones N, Tugal-Tutkun I, Babu K, Basu S, Carreño E, Lee R, Al-Dhibi H, Bodaghi B, Invernizzi A, Goldstein DA, Barisani-Asenbauer T, González-López JJ, Androudi S, Bansal R, Moharana B, Esposti SD, Tasiopoulou A, Nadarajah S, Agarwal M, Abraham S, Vala R, Singh R, Sharma A, Sharma K, Zierhut M, Kon OM, Cunningham ET, Kempen JH, Nguyen QD, Pavesio C, Gupta V. The Collaborative Ocular Tuberculosis Study (COTS)-1: A Multinational Review of 447 Patients with Tubercular Intermediate Uveitis and Panuveitis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2020 Sep 30;28(sup1):27-37.
  9. Babu K, Sajid S. In Response to: Jeon and Lee’s ‘Cytomegalovirus Retinitis in a Human Immunodeficiency Virus-negative Cohort: Long-term Management and Complications’. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2017 Feb;25(1):146-147.
  10. Babu K, Shah D, Murthy KR. Refractory bilateral choroiditis due to presumed ocular tuberculosis responding to intravitreal moxifloxacin. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:700-3.
  11. Sectoral Tongue Shaped Inflammatory Posterior Corneal Stromal Debris With Adjacent Scleritis And Episcleritis Of Infectious Aetiologies
  12. Konana VK, Babu K. A curious case of choroidal nodule in hypertensive choroidopathy. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:828-9
  13. Konana VK, Babu K. Optical coherence tomography angiography of intraretinal neovascularization in an eye with tubercular serpiginous-like choroiditis. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:695-7
  14. Babu K, Mooss V, Rao AP. Tofacitinib in juvenile idiopathic arthritis associated uveitis. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2022;2:912-13.
  15. Babu K, Nanda S, Hegde P, Rao AP, Jois R. Posterior segment involvement in systemic lupus erythematosus – A series from South India. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2023 May;71(5):1986-1993.
  16. Babu K, Nagaraj K, Konana VK. Sectoral, tongue-shaped inflammatory posterior corneal stromal debris with adjacent scleritis and episcleritis of infectious etiologies. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2023;3:48-51
  17. Testi I, Brandão-de-Resende C, Agrawal R, Pavesio C; COVID-19 Vaccination Ocular Inflammatory Events Study Group. Ocular inflammatory events following COVID-19 vaccination: a multinational case series. J Ophthalmic Inflamm Infect. 2022 Jan 4;12(1):4
  18. Babu K, Hegde P, Mittal GS. Hypopyon uveitis as a presenting manifestation of biopsy-proven sarcoidosis – A case report. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2023;3:375-6
  19. Babu K, Hegde P, Kumar SP. Latent Mycobacterial fortuituminfection presenting as ocular sarcoidosis. Indian J Ophthalmol Case Rep 2023;3:513-5
  20. Babu K, Satabdi N, Jois R, Murthy KR. Visual Recovery And Vascular Reperfusion Documented With Multimodal Imaging In A Unilateral Vasoocclusive Retinopathy With Retinal Vasculitis Presenting As The Initial And Only Manifestation Of Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (accepted for publication in Journal of ophthalmic inflammation and infection)
  21. Konana VK and Babu K (2023) A rare case report of panuveitis with retinochoroidal involvement, retinitis, and retinal vasculitis due to extensive tinea corporis. Front. Ophthalmol. 3:1174414.
  22. Babu K, Shah D, Jois R. Impending retinal vein occlusion after initiation of tofacitinib in young lady with ankylosing spondylitis-a case report (accepted for publication in journal of ophthalmic inflammation and infection)
  23. Ireni S, Mooss VS, Kelgaonkar A, Babu K, Basu S. Tubercular Serpiginous-Like Choroiditis in Patients with Negative TB-Immunoreactivity Tests. Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2023 Sep 28:1-7
  24. Konana K, Mooss V, Babu K. Ethambutol related cone toxicity- accepted as letter to editor in Indian journal of ophthalmology
  25. Mooss V, Babu K. clinical profile and treatment outcomes in paediatric uveitis- A series from south india.  accepted as original article in Indian journal of ophthalmology
  26. Babu K, Mooss V, Gitanjali. Multiple sclerosis associated uveitis in a south Indian patient population- accepted as original article in Indian journal of ophthalmology
  27. Mooss V, Konana V, Babu K. Vascular remodelling in postfever retinitis-accepted for publication in ocular immunology and inflammation
  28. Mooss V, Konana V, Babu K. Arteriolar occlusion in post fever retinitis- accepted for publication in IJO case reports
  29. Gaggiano C, Gupta V, Agrawal R, De Smet MD, Frediani B, Tosi GM, Paroli
    MP, Sridharan S, Pavesio CE, Pleyer U, Denisova EV, Babu K, de-la-Torre A, Yang
    P, Davis JL, Cunningham ET, Carreño E, Goldstein D, Fonollosa A, Cantarini L,
    Sobrin L, Fabiani C. Knowledge and Current Practices in Monogenic Uveitis: An
    International Survey by IUSG and AIDA Network. Ophthalmol Ther. 2023 Nov 4.
    doi: 10.1007/s40123-023-00839-1. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37924480
  30. Babu K, Mooss V. In Response to Oyeniran E, Katz D, Kodati S’s Isolated
    Optic Disc Granuloma as a Presenting Sign of Sarcoidosis. Ocul Immunol Inflamm.
    2023 Jan 13:1-3
  31. Thng ZX, Putera I, Testi I, Chan K, Westcott M, Chee SP, Dick AD, Kempen
    JH, Bodaghi B, Thorne JE, Barisani-Asenbauer T, de Smet MD, Smith JR, McCluskey
    P, La Distia Nora R, Jabs DA, de Boer JH, Sen HN, Goldstein DA, Khairallah M,
    Davis JL, Rosenbaum JT, Jones NP, Nguyen QD, Pavesio C, Agrawal R, Gupta V;
    TITAN consensus guidelines group. The Infectious Uveitis Treatment Algorithm
    Network (TITAN) Report 1-global current practice patterns for the management of
    Herpes Simplex Virus and Varicella Zoster Virus anterior uveitis. Eye (Lond).
    2024 Jan;38(1):61-67
  32. Thng ZX, Putera I, Testi I, Chan K, Westcott M, Chee SP, Dick AD, Kempen
    JH, Bodaghi B, Thorne JE, Barisani-Asenbauer T, de Smet MD, Smith JR, McCluskey
    P, La Distia Nora R, Jabs DA, de Boer JH, Sen HN, Goldstein DA, Khairallah M,
    Davis JL, Rosenbaum JT, Jones NP, Nguyen QD, Pavesio C, Agrawal R, Gupta V;
    TITAN consensus guidelines group. The Infectious Uveitis Treatment Algorithm
    Network (TITAN) Report 2-global current practice patterns for the management of
    Cytomegalovirus anterior uveitis. Eye (Lond). 2024 Jan;38(1):68-75

Non peer reviewed journals: 

  1. Babu K.  Intermediate uveitis in Focal points, published by American journal of ophthalmology (Volume 37, No.2, March 2017)
  2. Babu K and Jyotirmay Biswas.  Current concepts of immunosuppression in uveitis and intraocular inflammation -March 2003, Insight
  3. Dr.Vidya and Babu K: PG corner, Conjunctival Impression cytology – Chakshu, June 2005
  4. Babu K – Guidelines for usage of steroids and immunosuppressives in uveitis – Chakshu, March 2005
  5. Murthy KR, Nagendra, Babu K, Benkappa N, Niranjan, Murthy PR.  Analysis of risk factors for the development of retinopathy of prematurity in preterm infants at a tertiary referral hospital in South India.  Acta Medica Lituanica 2006;13(3):147-152  
  6. Babu K: Conjunctivitis in children- Pediscan May 2008
  7. Babu K: Eye care in children-Pediscan December 2008
  8. Babu K: Ophthalmic pathology, Ready recokner, All India ophthalmic society
  9. Babu K: Retinal vasculitis, Journal of Tamil nadu ophthalmic association
  10. Babu K: Recent updates on Ocular sarcoidosis, Telengana ophthalmic society (TOS today), issue 1,volume 3, 2017, pages 10-16
  11. Babu k: Ocular sarcoidosis, E-Ophtha (online)
  12. Babu K, Mukesh K: Spectrum of uveitis in India, Kerala journal of ophthalmology. 33(1):3
  13. Ramesh Jois, Babu K: Eye and rheumatoid arthritis.  Manual of Rheumatology, Indian Rheumatology association, 6th edition, 2023
  14. Babu. K. Anterior Uveitis: All India Ophthalmological society 2022
  15. Babu K. Ophthalmic pathology: All India Ophthalmological society 2022 

Chapters in books

  1. Ocular manifestations of Lyme disease- Book by Dr.H.V Nema
  2. Chapter on Ocular Cysticercosis in text book on Emerging infectious diseases by Dr.Chee Soon Phaik and Moncef Khairallah(eds), Springer 2017
  3. Chapter on Ocular Sarcoidosis in book on Uveitis –An update by Biswas Jyotirmay, Majumder, Parthopratim Dutta(Eds); Springer 2016, pp133-143
  4. Chapter on Ocular Sarcoidosis in textbook for postgraduates by Dr.AK Khurana and Dr.partho pratim majumdar (unpublished yet)
  5. Chapter on Aspergillus Retinochoroiditis in The Uveitis Atlas by Vishali gupta et al(eds.),Springer India 2016, pp 1-5
  6. Chapter on Ocular cysticercosis for the section on “Inflammatory and infectious disorders”in the 9-volume atlas, edited by Sandeep Saxena, Richard Spaide, Eric Souied and Timothy Lai, Published by Springer
  7. Chapter on update in ocular sarcoidosis(volume 2) in Current concepts in inflammation by Dr.Biswas J
  8. Chapter on Eye and rheumatoid arthritis in Manual of rheumatology 2021 published by the Indian Rheumatology association.
  9. Chapter on ocular sarcoidosis-Recent advances.  Inflammation.  Ocular Inflammation Research Society Inida 2022.

International: Guest speaker in

  1. Immunopathology in uveitis: SERI ARVO, Hyderabad 2009
  2. Role of extraocular tissue biopsy in uveitis, World ophthalmology congress, Symposium on ocular pathology in uveitis, 5-9th June, Berlin 2010
  3. Role of extraocular tissue biopsy in intraocular inflammation, comparison of tuberculosis and sarcoidosis, International uveitis study group meeting, 5-9th June, Berlin 2010
  4. Pathology of viral anterior uveitis.  International uveitis study group symposium, World ophthalmology congress, 5-9th June, Berlin 2010
  5. HIV and opportunistic infections in the asia pacific region.  AAO- APAO(asia pacific academy of ophthalmology meeting), 16-20th September Beijing 2010
  6. Combined malignancies in HIV-Case presentation: ophthalmic pathology/oncology symposium: Asia ARVO, Singapore 20-22nd January 2011.
  7. Served as chairs for the following sessions on intraocular inflammation: parasitic uveitis, Post surgical uveitis, Free paper on intraocular inflammation, March 20-24, APAO 2011, Sydney Australia 2011
  8. Parasitic uveitis APAO 2011, March 20-24, Sydney Australia 2011
  9. Prevalence and diagnosis of retinal vasculitis in India APAO 2011, March 20-24, Sydney Australia 2011
  10. “Uveitis following glaucoma surgery”, invited talk, session on post surgical uveitis, International assembly of ocular inflammation societies, 11th meeting of the international ocular inflammation society and the annual meeting of the uveitis society of India, Goa, 13-16th November 2011
  11. Moderator for session on Newer infectious uveitis entities in different geographic regions. International assembly of ocular inflammation societies, 11th meeting of the international ocular inflammation society and the annual meeting of the uveitis society of India, Goa, 13-16th November 2011
  12. Panelist on the 2nd International workshop on tuberculosis.  Session: Quantiferon TB gold and various invitro assays for tuberculosis.  International assembly of ocular inflammation societies, 11th meeting of the international ocular inflammation society and the annual meeting of the uveitis society of India, Goa, 13-16th November 2011
  13. Co-organiser for the CME on the golden chariot, Interesting case presentations, 11-12th November 2011.
  14. Invited for talk on “Epidemiology of uveitis and related intraocular inflammations in South Asia and Middle East”.  Symposium Epidemiology in uveitis, World ophthalmology congress, Abu dhabi, Feb 16-20th, 2012
  15. Invited to co-chair and talk in “Interactive Session on Challenging Intraocular Inflammations”. APAO 2012, Busan 13-16th April
  16. An invited talk in the symposium “Infectious Uveitis in Asia-Pacific Region: Diagnosis and Management” titled “TB and Uveitis – Who should we treat with TB therapy?”: APAO 2012, Busan 13-16th April
  17. Invited for talks on “Clinical approach in uveitis”; “An approach to a patient with anterior uveitis”; “Viral retinopathy”; “Intraocular tuberculosis”; “Management of patients with posterior uveitis” at the Annual Indonesian Ophthalmic Society meeting at Surabhaya, Indonesia July 5-7th April 2012.
  18. Invited for Oragnising and chairing a session on “Diagnosis of uveitis: Updates and problems” – International Uveitis Study Group Meeting, Greece, October 19-22nd 2012
  19. Invited for a talk on “Global perspectives on quantiferon TB gold test in uveitis” – International Uveitis Study Group Meeting, Greece, October 19-22nd 2012
  20. Invited as a guest speaker for  “Fungal Keratitis” and “Intermediate uveitis” at the ist Indo-china international meeting on ocular inflammation at siem republic, December 7-9th 2012.
  21. Invited to chair the session on “ surgical interventions in uveitis” at the Ist Indo-china international meeting on ocular inflammation at siem republic, December 7-9th 2012.
  22. Invited as a guest speaker in the 8th International symposium in ophthalmology at hongkong between 7th to 9th December 2012 –Ocular mycotic infections and orbital diseases
  23. Invited as a guest speaker in the session on “Diagnostic challenges” in the 8th International symposium in ophthalmology at hongkong between 7th to 9th December 2012
  24. Invited to chair the free session in uveitis and intraocular inflammation in the 8th International symposium in ophthalmology at hongkong between 7th to 9th December 2012
  25. Invited as a chairman of symposium for diagnostic challenges in uveitis; guest speaker for the symposiums on uveitis and intraocular inflammation (challenging case presentation & drug delivery by iontophoresis in uveitis)  and an instruction course on “Practical issues in the management of Uveitis – Need for a Rheumatologist” in the APAO-AIOS meeting to be held at Hyderabad, India between 16-19th January 2013
  26. Invited as a guest speaker in the symposium in ophthalmic pathology on “Biopsy in uveitis” and Asia Pacific Ophthalmic Trauma Society Symposium on “Controversies in Sympathetic Ophthalmia” in the APAO-AIOS meeting to be held at Hyderabad, India between 16-19th January 2013
  27. Invited as a guest speaker for the international workshop on granulomatous diseases on “Ocular manifestations of sarcoid in India”, challenging case presentations in the symposium on ocular sarcoidosis and asia pacific intraocular inflammation study group symposia in the conference on “International Workshops on Granulomatous Uveitis and Ocular Behcet’s Disease and Asia-Pacific Intraocular Inflammation Study Group” held on April 12-14, 2013 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.  
  28. Invited as a guest speaker for the lunch symposia with a talk on “Inflammatory choroidal neovascular membranes” – our experience in the meeting on “International Workshops on Granulomatous Uveitis and Ocular Behcet’s Disease and Asia-Pacific Intraocular Inflammation Study Group” held on April 12-14, 2013 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
  29. Invited as a guest speaker to the International Symposium in ophthalmology at Guanghzou, China on Nov 9-11, 2013 for the following talks:
    1. SubspecialityVitreoretina-IOIS symposium:  Emerging infectious uveitis in India In the session on Recent advances in the diagnosis and management of uveitis and related intraocular inflammations
    2. Subspeciality Ocular oncology & Pathology: Ocular manifestations of tuberculosis in the session on Pseudo and paraneoplastic entities
    3. Subspeciality Ocular oncology & Pathology: Pathology and pathogenesis of fungal keratitis in the session on Pathology and pathogenesis of ocular infections
  30. Invited as a Guest speaker to speak on “Novel modalities of treatment in uveitis” in the session: Novel developments in ocular inflammation, ASIA ARVO held on 27-29th October 2013 in New Delhi, India
  31. Invited as a Guest speaker to speak on the following topics in the 2nd Indo-China meeting on Ocular Inflammations and Infections Hosted by Vietnam National Congress of Ophthalmology (VNCO)    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; October 24-26, 2013.
    1. Tailored laboratory investigations to support the diagnosis of uveitis in the session on Intraocular inflammation/uveitis: Approaches to diagnosis and selection of treatment.
    2. Fungal keratitis in the session on Ocular surface inflammatory disorders and management. 
    3. Also served as chair and moderator for session on ocular surface inflammatory disorders and management.
  32. Invited as a Guest speaker to speak on the following topics in the 12th International Ocular Inflammation Society Congress, 27th Spanish uveitis study group meeting and the 2nd International assembly of ocular inflammation societies,  held in Valencia, Spain between the 27th February – Ist  March 2014. 
  1. Chair and moderator for IOIS session on Controversies in diagnosis and management of uveitis and masquerade syndromes
  2. Etiologic diagnosis of fuchs heterochromic iridocyclitis in the IOIS Session on Controversies in diagnosis and management of uveitis and masquerade syndromes
  3. Ocular manifestations of tuberculosis in the USI Session on Infectious uveitis and also served as a panelist.
  4. Was a part of the IOIS Ocular Inflammation Introductory course on “Immunology and Inflammation” with the following talks on Humoral Immune inflammation, Cell Immune reactions, The cytokine cascade and Parsplaniti
  1. Invited as a Guest speaker for the World ophthalmology congress  held in Tokyo, Japan between April 2-6th, 2014.
  1. Speaker and cochair for session: Infectious uveitis one should not miss and had a talk on Approaches in distinguishing active ocular tuberculosis from latent tuberculosis
  2. Speaker and cochair for session: IUSG Symposium: Top 10 tips in uveitis and had a talk on Top 10 tips on investigations in uveitis
  1.  Invited as a guest speaker for the 3rd Indochina meeting and the annual royal college of Thailand meeting in Bangkok, Thailand between 9-10th December 2014
    1. Speaker for session on Uveitis with talk on Diagnostic modalities in Intraocular tuberculosis.
    2. Chair and Moderator for session on challenging case presentations-2
  2. Invited as a guest speaker for the session on sarcoidosis with talks on
  1. chest imaging and sarcoidosis
  2. challenging case presentation from the asia pacific region
  3. panelist in the session on challenging case scenarios (Asia pacific study group)in the International workshop on granulomatous uveitis held in Cebu, Philippines on 15-17th May 2015.
  1. Invited as a guest speaker to talk on the following topics at the 13th International ocular inflammation society congress and 3rd assembly of ocular inflammation societies at San Francisco, USA, 25-27th September 2015.
  • Differential diagnosis of ocular tuberculosis in TB endemic areas
  • Chairing the session on Controversies in Uveitis
  1. Invited as a guest speaker for the 4th Indochina meeting at Yangon, Burma , 9th nov 2015 to talk on differential diagnosis of tubercular uveitis in high TB endemic regions and served as a chair person for the session on challenging case presentations
  2. Invited as a guest speaker for the following sessions in the World Ophthalmology Congress to be held at Guadlajara, Mexico between 2nd feb-7th Feb 2016.
    1. Challenges in diagnosis and management of sarcoidosis in TB endemic countries
    2. Newer diagnostic modalities in tubercular uveitis
    3. Chairing the session on Controversies in granulomatous uveitis
  3. Invited as a guest speaker at the 9th international uveitis study group meeting at Dublin, Aug 18-21st, 2016 to deliver a talk on herpetic and other viral anterior uveitis
  4. Invited as a guest speaker for the annual uveitis society of india and association of vitreoretinal specialists at Colombo, srilanka between 25-27th nov 2016
  1. with a talk on ocular sarcoidosis
  2. debate on “Ïmmunosuppressives vs biologics”
  3. Moderating session on tubercular uveitis
  4. Chairing session on challenging case presentations
  1. Invited as a guest speaker with talk on anterior uveitis in the 5th Indochina ocular inflammation/infection study group meeting at Vientiane, Laos democratic republic between 11-12th  Dec 2016.
  2. Invited as a guest speaker for the APAO meeting at Singapore, Mar 1-5th 2017
    1. Challenges in Differential Diagnosis of Intraocular Tuberculosis
    2. On the reviewing committee for subspeciality intraocular inflammation, scleritis and uveitis
  3. Invited as a guest speaker for the granulomatous ocular inflammation workshop in Bali, Indonesia, 27-29th april 2017.
    1.  Panelist at “APIISG Challenging Cases – Scleritis” session.
    2. Panelist in session on ocular sarcoidosis
    3. Panelist on ocular tuberculosis workshop
    4. Talk on Comparison of Diagnostic Tests between ocular sarcoidosis Uveitis and TB Uveitis.
    5. Talk on “Anterior segment manifestations of ocular tuberculosis”
  4. Invited as a guest speaker for the session on mosquito borne diseases by the Indochina society and Brazilian uveitis society on 18-21st October 2017 at Lausanne, Switzerland with a lecture on West Nile Retinopathy.
  5. Invited as a guest speaker for the APVRS in kuala lumpur 8-10th dec 2017 in session on Comprehensive updates on Posterior and Panuveitis and Topic: Emerging Posterior Infectious Uveitis Entities in the Asia-Pacific Region.
  6. Invited as a guest speaker for the Indochina meeting on 11th dec 2017 at kuala lumpur with a talk on “Approach to ocular sarcoidosis”
  7. Invited as a guest speaker for the APAO meeting in feb 8-11th 2018 in Hongkong on
    1. Topic: Management of Ocular Sarcoidosis in Asia-Pacific Region’ in the ‘Current and Evolving Interventions in Prevention and Treatment of Uveitis and Related Intraocular Inflammations’ symposium.  Also a chair for this session
    2. Topic: Pathogenesis of noninfectious posterior and panuveitis in session on “Noninfectious posterior and panuveitis”.
  1. Invited as a guest speaker for the Indochina meeting at Ulan Bator, Mongolia on 18-21st Aug 2018 (Chair for session on noninfectious uveitis and talk on ocular sarcoidosis)
  2. Invited as a guest speaker for the Philippines annual congress, Dec 4-7th 2018at Manila on
    1. Intravitreal antiVEGF in uveitic macular edema
    2. Intravitreal steroids in bilateral panuveitis
    3. Interesting case in uveitis
    4. Diagnostic dilemmas: VKH vs multifocal CSR; Is Eales disease synonymous with ocular tuberculosis
    5. Long term ocular complications and visual outcome in HIV/AIDS
  3. Invited as a guest speaker for the APAO meeting at Bangkok, March 2019 on
    1. Challenging case on granulomatous anterior uveitis
    2. Treatment options in steven Johnson syndrome
  4. Invited as a faculty for the GOIWS meeting in Japan, Chair for session VKH on 30th June 2019 and panelist in the workshop for session sarcoidosis on 28-29th June 2019, Hokkaido, Japan
  5. Invited as a faculty for the IOIS meeting in Taiwan for session on tuberculosis- Differentiating ocular sarcoid from ocular tuberculosis Dec 2019
  6. Invited as a faculty for the srilankan college of ophthalmologists meeting with talks on recent advances in imaging in uveitis and biologics in uveitis August 2021
  7. Invited as a guest speaker for the IOIS meeting as a  moderator for the free paper session on infectious uveitis on 3rd dec 2021 and moderator and guest speaker for the session on GOIWS on recent advances in ocular sarcoid on 5th December 2021.
  8. Invited as a faculty for the srilankan college of ophthalmologists meeting with talks on recent advances in imaging in uveitis and biologics in uveitis August 2022
  9. Invited as a faculty for the IOIS meeting with talks on imaging in sarcoidosis 2022
  10. Invited as a faculty for the IUSG meeting with talk on lab imaging in uveitis, Sep 2022
  11. Invited as a faculty for the Middle east- moorefield’s meeting, Jan 2022 with topics on recent advances in uveitis
  12. Invited as a faculty by the IUSG for the webinar on Ocular manifestations of rheumatoid arthritis and  ankylosing spondylitis, Oct 2022
  13. Invited as a faculty by the IUSG for the webinar on differentiating infectious and noninfectious uveitis based on skin lesions, Feb 2023
  14. Invited as a chair,moderator and organiser of the session on infectious uveitis “ emerging uveitic entities from the asia pacific region”in the APAO meeting at Kaula lumpur, March 2023.
  15. Invited as a guest speaker by the Bangladesh Uvea society 30th may 2023 at Dhaka for talks on viral anterior uveitis, clinical approach in intermediate uveitis and current concepts in diagnosis and management in ocular tuberculosis.
  16. Invited as a guest speaker by the international ocular inflammation society in berlin: 6-9th September 2023 with a talk on posterior scleritis, Moderator in GOIWS session, talk in GOIWS session on case of atypical mycobacterium presenting as ocular sarcoidosis, chair for USI session on twists in tale – late refinements in diagnosis of uveitis
  17. Invited as a guest speaker in EUVRE USICON 2023 on MFC/PIC, chaired president’s symposium and Woman vs Man session
  18. Invited as a guest speaker in Nepal retina meeting in Kathmandu on 17-18th November 2023.
  19. Invited as a guest speaker in Taipei by the Taiwan ophthalmic society between 18-19th November 2023.
  20. Invited as a chair and guest speaker in APAO 2024, Bali , for session on emerging treatments in uveitis and talk on treatment in ocular toxoplasmosis-
    local and systemic on 24th Feb 2024
  21. Invited as a guest speaker in APAO 2024, Bali for a joint session between IOA-IOIIS with a talk on sarcoidosis & tuberculosis – A diagnostic
    challenge on 24th Feb 2024
  22. Invited as a guest speaker in APAO 2024, Bali for a joint session between IOA-IOIIS with a talk on sarcoidosis & tuberculosis – A diagnostic
    challenge on 24th Feb 2024

National and state meetings:

  1. Guest speaker: Toxoplasmic retinochoroiditis- Mysore May 2004 – Mysore ophthalmic association
  2. Guest speaker: Serpiginous choroiditis – Mysore May 2004 – Mysore ophthalmic association
  3. Guest speaker and faculty: Solitary astrocytoma in a 5month old infant- Case discussion and guest panel, CME, Ocular oncology meet, KOS, Bangalore, 2005, April 24th
  4. Moderator: Uveitis symposium.  KOS, Bangalore.  Nov 2005
  5. Guest speaker: Approach to posterior uveitis.  KOS, Bangalore.  Nov 2005
  6. Guest speaker: at Mysore.  Oct 2005. In vivo confocal microscopy of cornea
  7. Guest speaker: Reporting system of oculoadnexal tumors at All India Institute of medical sciences, Ist annual meeting of ISOP, 25th March 2006.
  8. On the editorial board- Chakshu 2004-2006
  9. Guest speaker: Standardisation of uveitis nomenclature, Southern regional ophthalmic conference, uveitis symposium, Tirupathi, October 2007
  10. Guest speaker: Interesting case presentation of “optic nerve head granuloma with choroidal nodules”, Southern regional ophthalmic conference, uveitis symposium, Tirupathi, October 2007
  11. Guest speaker: Standardisation of uveitis nomenclature, uveitis symposium, KOS, Nov 2007
  12. Guest speaker: Intresting case presentation of “bilateral arteritis in a HIV positive individual”, Uveitis society of India conference, Guwhati, Nov 2007
  13. Guest speaker: Interesting case presentation of “NK/T cell lymphoma in a HIV positive individual”, Indian ophthalmic pathology society conference, Hyderabad, December 2007
  14. Guest speaker: “Eyelid lesions”, Indian ophthalmic pathology society conference, Hyderabad, December 2007
  15. Guest speaker: Interesting case presentation of “NK/T cell lymphoma in a HIV positive individual”, AIOS, Bangalore, Jan-Feb 2008
  16. Presently principal investigator for a randomized multicentric trial involving a steroid sparing drug in active posterior and panuveitis, as a maintenance and in active anterior uveitis
  17. Organizing secretary for a CME on Uveitis under the aegis of the Uveitis Society of India and Karnataka Ophthalmic society at Mercara, 27th April 2008
  18. Guest speaker at the uvea symposium at the andhrapradesh ophthalmological society meeting, Vijayawada, 28th Sept 2008
  19. Organized the uveitis symposium at Karnataka ophthalmological society meeting at Shimoga, Nov 2008
  20. Organised an instruction course on “An Aid to Ocular manifestations of AIDS” at the Karnataka opthalmological society meeting at shimoga, Nov 2008
  21. Actively participated in the statistics workshop conducted by the Indian Journal of ophthalmology at Bangalore, December 2008.
  22. Guest speaker at the ASIAARVO 2009 at Hyderabad, January 2009
  23. Guest speaker at the Uveitis society of  India, Hyderabad, January 2009
  24. Guest speaker at the Indian association of ophthalmic pathologists, Hyderabad, January 2009
  25. Guest speaker at the All India Ophthalmic society meeting, Jaipur February 2009
  26. Guest speaker at CME on paediatric rheumatology (ocular manifestations in rheumatology) at St Johns Medical College (May 2009)
  27. Guest speaker at CME on uveitis (a Practical approach in Anterior uveitis and Presumed Intraocular tuberculosis) organized by Belgaum ophthalmic society at KLEcollege, Belgaum, June 2009
  28. Guest speaker at preferred practice management in uveitis organized by Minto ophthalmic hospitals, Bangalore, September 2009
  29. Guest speaker at annual meeting of andhrapradesh ophthalmic society meeting, Vishakapatnam, October 2nd 2009 (2 lectures: approach to anterior uveitis and medical management of uveitis)
  30. Guest speaker at Karnataka ophthalmic society meeting, Davangere Nov 2009
  31. Guest speaker at uveitis society of India on sarcoidosis and moderator for session on noninfectious uveitis.   Chennai meeting, Dec 4-6 2009
  32. Guest speaker at Indian association of ophthalmic pathologist meeting, Chennai, Dec 7th 2009
  33. Guest speaker at challenging cases in uveitis, uveitis symposium, all India ophthalmic society meeting, Kolkata, 2010
  34. Guest speaker, symposium on dry eye management: Dry eye in systemic disorders, organized by Allergan, Bangalore, June 2010
  35. Guest speaker, Interesting case presentations on scleritis.  Uveitis symposium.  Andhrapradesh ophthalmic society meeting, Hyderabad, October 3rd 2010
  36. Guest speaker, Histopathological features in tuberculosis.  Moorfield’s uveitis course, PGI, chandigarh; 28-29th October 2010
  37. Guest speaker.  Tick borne uveitis.  USI symposium, PGI, chandigarh; 30-31st October 2010
  38. Guest speaker.  Challenging cases in uveitis.  AIOS Instruction course, Ahmedabad, 3-6th Feb 2011
  39. Guest speaker.  Parasitic uveitis, Hubli Eye fest for postgraduates 2011, 24th Feb 2011
  40. Guest speaker.  Ocular manifestations of sarcoidosis, Hubli Eye fest for postgraduates 2011, 24th Feb 2011
  41. Guest speaker.  Ocular manifestations of HIV infections, Hubli Eye fest for postgraduates 2011, 24th Feb 2011
  42. Guest speaker.  Immunology of uveitis, Hubli Eye fest for postgraduates 2011, 24th Feb 2011
  43. Guest speaker.  Immunosuppressives and biologics in uveitis, Hubli Eye fest for postgraduates 2011, 24th Feb 2011
  44. Guest speaker.  Investigations in uveitis, Hubli Eye fest for postgraduates 2011, 24th Feb 2011
  45. Guest speaker.  Approach in management of anterior uveitis, Bombay ophthalmic association CME: ocular inflammations, Bombay 26th Feb 2011
  46. Guest speaker.  Interventional diagnostics in uveitis, Bombay ophthalmic association CME: Ocular inflammations, Bombay 26th Feb 2011
  47. Guest speaker.  Newer laboratory investigations in uveitis, Karnataka ophthalmic society annual meeting, Bangalore, 11-13th November 2011
  48. Convenor: Free paper session on uvea, Karnataka ophthalmic society annual meeting, Bangalore, 11-13th November 2011
  49. Guest speaker.  Uveitis Instruction course: “Approach to anterior uveitis”, AIOS, Cochin 2-5th February 2012
  50. Guest speaker.  Use of DNA Chip in viral anterior uveitis, AIOS, Cochin 2-5th February 2012
  51. Convenor.  Session on inflammation. AIOS, Cochin 2-5th February 2012
  52. Guest speaker: Quantiferon TB gold at Sankara nethralaya, alumni meeting, Chennai, July 1st 2012.
  53. Guest speaker: Uttarakhand ophthalmic society state meeting held between 26-29th October 2012 at Ramnagar on “Clinical clues on the aetiological diagnosis of anterior uveitis and scleritis”
  54. Guest speaker and key note lecture on ocular sarcoidosis in the Annual uveitis society meeting at Bhubaneshwar between 1-3rd December 2012.
  55. Guest speaker and on panel for “Challenging cases in Uveitis” at a CME organized by Madras Ophthalmic society on 17th Feb 2013 at Chennai
  1. Guest speaker and on panel on “CME in Uveitis” to be organized by Hyderabad Ophthalmic society on 24th March 2013 at Hyderabad.
  2. Conducted a Succcessful CME on Challenging case presentations in Ocular Inflammations under the aegis of Karnataka ophthalmic society and Bangalore ophthalmic society, 2nd june 2013, Taj Vivanta-MG Road, Bangalore
  3. Moderator for the session on “Complications in uveitis” at the Sankara Nethralaya Alumni meeting held at V.S. Swamy auditorium, Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai on 21st July 2013
  4. Guest speaker on “Intravitreal Ozurdex in uveitis – Our Experience” organized by the retina club of Bangalore, 26th july 2013, Taj Vivanta-MG Road, Bangalore
  5. Moderator for the Uveitis Symposium on “What , when and how in uveitis” at the Bangalore ophthalmic society meeting on 24-25th July 2013 at Hotel Sheraton, Bangalore
  6. Guest speaker on “Interesting imaging case presentations in uveitis” and moderated the session on “tuberculosis and imaging” at the annual uveitis society of india meeting at Mussorie, 27-29th September 2013
  7. Guest speaker for Eye 2 Eye with Examinations 2014, January 17, 2014 for postgraduates conducted by MM Joshi Eye Institute, Hubli: What will I write for: Investigations in Uveitis, Steroids in Uveitis, Immunosuppressives in Uveitis, ACAID, Cataract Surgery in Uveitis, TASS VsEndophthalmitis
  8. Guest speaker on “Challenging case presentations” in the instruction course on “Uveitis-Challenging cases”, speaker on “Atypical manifestations of posterior uveitis” in the instruction course on “Atypical manifestations of posterior segment disease” and co-chair and moderator for the free paper session on ocular pathology in the All India Ophthalmic Society Conference held at Agra, 5thFeb -9th Feb 2014.
  9. Guest speaker in the AIOS –PG update South Zone meet held at JIPMER, Pondicherry 12th-14thSeptember 2014 with talks on “Sympathetic ophthalmia and VKH”; “Investigations in uveitis” and “Management of Uveitis”
  10. Guest speaker in the uveitis session in the Bangalore ophthalmic society meeting on 28-29th june 2014 on Masquerades
  11. Guest speaker, moderator in the uvea session in Karnataka ophthalmic society meeting at Mysore between 7-9th Nov 2014 on ‘Top 10 tips in ordering investigations in uveitis”
  12. Guest speaker in the session on controversies in ocular trauma in Karnataka ophthalmic society meeting at Mysore between 7-9th Nov 2014 on “Sympathetic ophthalmia –when and how to intervene”
  13. Guest speaker in the uveitis society of india meeting held at New Delhi between 22-23rd November 2014 on “What’s new in Sarcoidosis” and “Patient reported outcomes in uveitis” and chairperson and moderator in session on Recent Advances in Uveitis.
  14. Guest speaker in the All India Ophthalmic society meeting to be held at New Delhi between 5th Feb-8th Feb 2015
    1. Co chair person in the free paper session on ocular pathology
    2. Instruction course 13 with a topic on challenging cases in uveitis
    3. Instruction course 143 with topic on what is new in uveitis?
  1. Guest speaker in the Eye-PG meeting to be held at Sankara hospitals between 9-11th jan 2015 on Approach to a patient with bilateral panuveitis
  2. Guest speaker in the “Symposium on Current trends and Controversies in the Management of Retinal Diseases and Uveitis” to be held in PGI Chandigarh between 14-15th March 2015 with talk on “Intraocular steroids” in the session on Choosing management strategy, treatment of uveitic macular edema
  3. Guest speaker in the symposium on uveitis on “recent advances in the diagnosis and management of uveitis” and co-moderating the session on uveitis in the Bangalore ophthalmic society meeting, 21-22nd june 2015.
  4. Guest speaker in the Annual uveitis society of India meeting held in Pondicherry, 23-25th October 2015 on
    1. “Intermediate uveitis’ in session on anterior and intermediate uveitis
    2. “Tuberculosis vs sarcoidosis” in TB endemic countries in session on controversies in uveitis
  1. Guest speaker in the CME on ocular inflammation “Ïnflammatio”organized by sankara nethralaya, Chennai,18-20th March 2016
    1. Tuberculosis vs sarcoidosis: clinical aspects
    2. Intravitreal injections: Update and future
    3. Interesting case discussion: session on Viral uveitis
  2. Guest speaker in the annual BOS meeting held in june 2016 (19-20th) and moderated the panel discussion on challenges in the management of uveitis
  3. Guest speaker in “A day with Prof.Amod gupta”organized by sankara nethralaya, Chennai on 16th aug 2016 and moderated the discussions for ½ day of challenging cases
  4. Chair and moderated the debate on “Vitrectomy in management of uveitis” held at sankara nethralaya during the alumni conference on 17th july 2016 at Chennai
  5. Guest speakers in the AIOS-PG meet at St Johns Bangalore between 12-14th aug 2016 and topic was on clinical approach in uveitis
  6. Guest speaker for a CME on cataract surgery in Mumbai on 18th sep 2016 with topic on cataract surgery in uveitis
  7. Guest speaker for cme in uveitis “Uvea 360”at aravind eye hospitals, 28-29th jan 2017.  Topics on
    1. Ocular sarcoidosis
    2. Key note lecture on “Investigations in uveitis – case based discussion
    3. Debate on Immunosuppressives vs biologics
  8. Guest speaker for 16-19thFeb AIOS 2017, Jaipur.  Topics on
    1. Imaging in Uveitis session, talk on ultrasonography in uveitis
    2. Breakfast session- subspeciality capsule (uveitis society of india)- talk on Shapes & Patterns not to be missed in uveitis
    3. Uveitis practice: Clinical pearls from the experts- talk on Ïnfectious uveitis – Do’s & Don’ts
  9. Guest speaker for cme in New Delhi on the 10th sep 2017 on update on viral infections of the eye with a key note lecture on spectrum of viral anterior uveitis and another lecture on postviral retinitis –chikungunya and dengue.
  10. Guest speaker for the annual uveitis society of india meeting at Kolkata 3-5th nov 2017.  Topics included
    1. Laboratory investigations in uveitis
    2. Case presentation on A child with IU: A Real Challenge
    3. Moderator for session on newer emerging infections
  11. Guest faculty for cme on A day with Dr.Narsing Rao in Chennai, 23rd dec 2017
  12. Moderator for session on challenging cases in uveitis in annual Karnataka ophthalmic society meeting in Bangalore on 5th nov 2017.
  13. Talk on “Capacity building – uvea speciality (national and international)” at Aravind eye hospitals, Madurai, 22nd Jan 2018
  14. Guest speaker for AIOS 2018, Coimbatore (22-25th Feb 2018).  Topics include
    1. Learning uveitis from clinical cases – Co instructor
    2. Uvea society of India session- Interact with uveitis experts –Chairperson
    3. Uveitis –Search for the cause- Co-Instructor
    4. Delicate concepts of Uveitis therapy and Care: With and Beyond steroids – Co-Instructor
  15. Guest speaker for cme in “Uveitis Uncoded” at LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad on 11th March 2018.
  16. Guest speaker for Eye advance 2018 at Mumbai (2-4th June 2018).  Topics include syphilitic uveitis,viral anterior uveitis
  17. Guest speaker for Retina Imaging congress, Trivandrum (29-30th June 2018).  Topics include Multimodal imaging in white dot syndromes and differentiation of retinitis-does multimodal imaging help?
  18. Guest speaker for CME on Eye advances, Calicut, 29th July 2018. Topic include challenging cases in uveitis
  19. Guest speaker for Eye PG refresher course, South zone 1, conducted by AIOS-ARC south zone (2-4th sep 2018)on approach to pediatric uveitis
  20. Guest speaker for Annual Uveitis Society of India meeting in PGI Chandigarh between Nov 16-18th Nov 2018 on
    1. laboratory investigations in uveitis
    2. biologics as an initial treatment in behcet’s disease
  21. Invited as a chair for a CME in sankara nethralaya- challenging cases with Prof.Narsing A  Rao, Chennai 11th jan 2019.  
  22. Invited as a faculty in the all india ophthalmic society meeting at Indore 14-17th Feb 2019 with the following commitments:
    1. Tips & Algorithms in posterior uveitis (Speaker) on 15th Feb 2019
    2. Debates & Controversies in both sides of a story: Treatment dilemmas in uveitis ( Moderator and speaker) on 16th Feb 2019
  23. Invited as guest faculty for CME in uveitis in Shimoga, 7th July 2019, with the following commitments
    1. Anterior uveitis: When and what to investigate
    2. Viral retinitis
    3. Pediatric uveitis: Signs for referral
    4. Management guidelines in posterior uveitis
  24. Invited as guest faculty for the 2nd uvea rheumatology interface in New Delhi, 21st July 2019 with following commitments
    1. Chair person of session 3
    2. Challenging case presentation in session 4
    3. Expert panel in session 5 on latest guidelines in immunosuppression in uveitis
  25. Invited as guest faculty for annual uveitis society of india meeting, 20-22nd sep 2019, with the following commitments:
    1. Case of bilateral retinal vasculitis preceeding development of demyelinating plaques
    2. Sarcoid uveitis in TB endemic country
  1. Invited as guest faculty for CME what’s new in the Ocular Inflammation and Infection on 12thOctober 2019 as a panelist and following talk on Sarcoid uveitis
  2. Invited as guest faculty for AIOS 2021 on Intermediate uveitis
  3. Invited as guest faculty for AIOS_ARC course on Refractory anterior uveitis June 2021
  4. Invited as guest faculty for LVPEI education program in uveitis – Intermediate uveitis and special interest group meeting: 12th nov and 19th nov 2021Invited as guest faculty for Bangalore ophthalmic society 2021- Intermediate uveitis an Enigma
  5. Invited as guest faculty for Delhi ophthalmic society meeting 2021- Viral posterior uveitis
  6. Invited as guest faculty for kerala ophthalmic society meeting 29th nov 2021 for key note talk on practical approach in management of uveitis and viral posterior uveitis
  7. Invited as guest faculty for uveitis society of india meeting oct 2021 as expert panel for challenging cases in uveitis session and chairing session on Imaging in uveitis
  8. Invited as guest faculty for AIOS-ARC session on Uveitis in SLE(Dec 24th 2021)
  9. Invited as an expert panelist in Bangalore retina club meeting 2021.
  10. Invited as a guest faculty for the Karnataka ophthalmology society meeting, moderator for the challenging session, 10-12th dec 2021
  11. Invited as a guest faculty for the Uttarakhand ophthalmology society meeting, speaker for session on national symposium in uveitis, on viral posterior uveitis, 12th dec 2021
  12. Inivted as a guest faculty for annual uveitis society of india meeting oct 14-16th 2022 at hyderabad
  13. Invited as a guest faculty for the Karnataka ophthalmic society meeting at Hubli 2022.
  14. Invited as a guest faculty for IGNITE, Kochi 2023 (january 15th 2023)
  15. Invited as a guest faculty for the all india ophthalmology society meeting as a chairman, moderator and speaker for the sessions in uveitis including national symposium at kochi ( May 13-16th 2023)
  16. Invited by the Gujarat ophthalmic society for the annual meeting at Ahmedabad with a talk of management of posterior uveitis(21st October 2023)
  17. Invited by the Karnataka ophthalmic society for the annual meeting – moderator of the USI session(26th October 2023)
  18.  Invited by the Hyderabad ophthalmic
    association for a talk on current consensus in ocular tuberculosis -12th
    Dec 2023