Research and International Linkages

The 24th of July 2014 was a historic day for the Department of Ophthalmology; as it was on this day that we forged a landmark MoU for Stem Cell research, with NCRM, Japan. In addition to corneal blindness, blinding retinal conditions such as Retinitis Pigmentosa and Age-related Macular Degeneration have become some of the leading causes of blindness in millions of people across India; for which stem cell therapies hold the key for a cure; for which the SRM-NCRM tie-up aims to endeavour.

Indo-Japanese tie-up between SRM Institute of Science and Technology (formerly known as SRM University) and NCRM for world class research towards blindness prevention Addressing corneal and retinal degenerative diseases using stem cells to be the main areas of focus.

  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Age-related Macular Degeneration
  • Corneal Blindness
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity


  • Fasting Plasma Glucose and Glycated Hemoglobin in the Prediction of Diabetic Retinopathy in a Rural Population International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research 2014; 6(1): 40-45 ISSN- 0975 1556
  • Dyslipidemia and Diabetic Retinopathy in A Rural Population.  Vol. 4 (3) Jul– Sep 2013 829; International Journal of Research in Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences ISSN: 2229-3701
  • A Study on the Pattern of Lipid Profile and Apolipoproteins in Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy IJPCR, January-March 2013, Vol 5, Issue 1, 1-3; International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research 2013; 5(1): 1-3 ISSN- 0975 1556
  • Lipoprotein (a) Levels in Diabetic Retinopathy; AJBBL 2012, 2: 1-10; American Journal of Bio-pharmacology Biochemistry and Life Sciences