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)
2024 update

ARVO grant funding was used towards conducting the 2024 ARVO-India meeting and sending an MIT researcher to the 2024 ARVO Annual Meeting.

  • ARVO-India President: Ronnie George, DO, DNB, MS
  • ARVO-India Vice President: K. Dharmalingam, PhD
  • ARVO-India Treasurer: Inderjeet Kaur, PhD
  • ARVO-India Secretary: Elena D. Roopchandra
  • ARVO-India Officer: Subhabrata Chakrabarti, PhD