Indian Chapter Affiliate


Indian Eye Research Group (ARVO-India)


First established in 1992 as the Indian Eye Research Group, ARVO-India has over 200 members and holds an annual meeting each July. The annual meeting is a platform for exchange of ideas among eye researchers in India and brings together those involved in different areas of basic and clinical eye research. ARVO-India became an international chapter affiliate in April 2011.


To promote and facilitate eye research in all domains and encourage researchers through active collaborations within India. The aim is to:

  • Promote interactions between eye and vision researchers across India.
  • Facilitate collaborative research activities within ARVO-India.
  • Support young investigators education and professional development.
  • Engage clinicians and scientists from non-ocular research backgrounds in ARVO-India activities.
  • Recognize the work of investigators through an award program.


  • Membership is open to individuals around the globe who are interested in eye and vision research in India
  • Membership dues: INR 250 (regular membership), INR 10,000 (life membership)

Planned 2018 activities

  • Annual meeting, “With an Eye for the Eye”: two days, July 27 – 29, 2018, Hyderabad, India
  • Pre-conference Research Training workshop: July 27, 2018
  • Travel grant opportunities for young investigators to attend the ARVO Annual Meeting: April 29 – May 3, 2018, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S., as well as ARVO-India meetings


ARVO-India supports young Indian investigators

Over 150 delegates representing different eye research organizations across India attended the ARVO-India annual meeting, with 103 presentations, posters and recognition awards. ARVO-India supported 15 members-in-training to travel to this meeting.