Know Your Secretary
Dr Vardhaman Kankariya is founder director of Asian Eye Hospital Pune. He completed ophthalmology training from prestigious Sankara Nethralaya in Chennai. Dr Vardhaman is the first and only Indian surgeon to have been trained by father of LASIK Prof Pallikaris as a long term fellow. After that, Dr Vardhaman completed another 1 year Cornea and Refractive Surgery fellowship at world-renowned Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami (#1 eye hospital in USA) for advanced work on ‘femtosecond lasers. He is probably most experienced LASIK surgeon in the world for his age (15,000 procedures). He has delivered over 100 international and national faculty lectures. He has won best paper awards at international meetings including APAO, ASCRS, ESCRS. He has been awarded Bell Pharma Award, FDC award and Innovation award from Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society, Prof Yasuo Tano Grant from Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology and Grant from World Ophthalmological Society. He has been awarded AIOS Shiv Prasad Hardia refractive Surgery Award, AIOS Cornea award from All India Ophthalmological Society and Asia Pacific Academy Ophthalmology Refractive Award from APAO. Dr Vardhaman has 50 publications in international peer reviewed journals. He is first Indian ophthalmologist to perform Kamra and Flexivue corneal inlays. He had organised historic successful MOSCON Goa as organising secretary. Dr Vardhaman has now taken responsibility as Secretary MOS.