The Kellog Eye Center has an exciting collaboration with Aravind Eye Center System in Tamil Nadu, India. Physicians and researchers at Kellogg frequently collaborate with colleagues at Aravind to carry out important clinical and epidemiological research. Each year numerous trainees and faculty from both institutions pay visits to one another, participating in educational exchanges, training experiences, research rotations, and lectureships. Joshua Ehrlich, MD, MPH from Kellogg is a regular faculty discussant in Aravind's webcast glaucoma journal club and led alongside David Musch, PhD, MPH a year-long online research skills-building course for junior faculty at Aravind. The frequent exchange of ideas and people between Kellogg and Aravind has created a strong bond among two world-class eye care institutions.

Visitor from University of Michigan with a child in India
Dr. David Musch and Dr. Joshua Ehrlich at Aravind

Publications Related to our International Work in India

  • Schehlein EM, Yadalla D, Hutton D, Stein JD, Venkatesh R, Ehrlich JR. Detection of Posterior Segment Eye Disease in Rural Eye Camps in South India: A Non-Randomized Cluster Trial. Ophthalmol Retina. 2021 Jan 18:S2468-6530(21)00015-4. doi: 10.1016/j.oret.2021.01.005. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33476855.
  • Vimalanathan M, Gupta P, Vardhan SA, Pillai MR, Uduman MS, Krishnadas SR, Ehrlich JR. Long term Surgical Outcomes of Primary Congenital Glaucoma in a South Indian population. Ophthalmol Glaucoma. 2020 Dec 26:S2589-4196(20)30329-X. doi: 10.1016/j.ogla.2020.12.011. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33373757.
  • Haripriya A, Ramulu PY, Schehlein EM, Shekhar M, Chandrashekharan S, Narendran K, Venkatesh R, Sithiq M, Ramakrishnan R, Ravindran RD, Robin AL. The Aravind Pseudoexfoliation Study: 5-year postoperative results. The effect of intraocular lens choice and capsular tension rings. Am J Ophthalmol. 2020;219:253-260.
  • Kantipuly A, Pillai MR, Shroff S, et al. Caregiver Burden in Primary Congenital Glaucoma. American Journal of Ophthalmology. 2019; 205: 106-114. doi:10.1016/j.ajo.2019.05.003
  • Reighard CL, Pillai MR, Shroff S, et al. Glaucoma-Associated Visual Task Performance and Vision-Related Quality of Life in South India. Ophthalmology Glaucoma. 2019; 2(5),357-363. doi:10.1016/ j.ogla.2019.0 6.002
  • Ganesh SC, Narendran K, Nirmal J, et al. The key informant strategy to determine the prevalence and causes of functional low vision among children in South India. Ophthalmic Epidemiology. 2018; 25(5-6): 358-364. doi: 10.1080/09286586.2018.1489969
  • Le H, Ehrlich JR, Venkatesh R, Srinivasan A, et al. A Sustainable Model for Delivering High-Quality, Efficient Cataract Surgery in Southern India. Health Affairs. 2016;35(10), 1783-1790. doi:10.1377/hlthaff .2016.0562
  • Ehrlich JR, Frank C, Smiley J, Le H., Joseph S, et al. Development of a rapid point-of-care patient reported outcome measure for cataract surgery in India. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes. 2018; 16(1). doi:10 .1186/s12955-018-0855-5
  • Killeen OJ, Pillai MR, Udayakumar B, et al. Understanding Barriers to Glaucoma Treatment Adherence among Participants in South India. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2020;27(3):200-208. doi:10.1080/09286586. 2019.1708121
  • Davila JR, Sengupta SS, Niziol LM, et al. Predictors of Photographic Quality with a Handheld Nonmydriatic Fundus Camera Used for Screening of Vision-Threatening Diabetic Retinopathy. Ophthalmologica. 2017;238(1-2):89-99. doi:10.1159/000475773 
  • Newman-Casey PA, Ravilla S, Haripriya A, et al. The Effect of Counseling on Cataract Patient Knowledge, Decisional Conflict, and Satisfaction. Ophthalmic Epidemiol. 2015;22(6):387-393. doi:10.3109/09286586 .2015.1066016 
  • Patel TP, Prajna NV, Farsiu S, et al. Novel Image-Based Analysis for Reduction of Clinician-Dependent Variability in Measurement of the Corneal Ulcer Size. Cornea. 2018;37(3):331-339. doi:10.1097/ICO.000 0000000001488