About Dr. JOHN DAVIS AKKARA
MBBS(JIPMER), MS(JIPMER), Fellow in Glaucoma(Aravind Eye Hospital), Sir Ratan Tata Phaco Fellow(Sankara Nethralaya), Glaucoma, Cataract & Refractive Services.
Dr John Davis Akkara is a Glaucoma, Cataract and Anterior Segment surgeon trained at JIPMER, Aravind Eye Hospital and Sankara Nethralaya with 8 years of experience. He has previously worked in Little Flower Hospital-Angamaly and Sri Ramachandra Medical College-Chennai. He has several publications in indexed national and international journals. He has publications on Cataract, Glaucoma, LASIK, Innovations in Ophthalmology, artificial Intelligence, 3D Printing, Smartphone Slitlamp Photography and other technologies in Ophthalmology. He has presented papers, poster and videos in state, national and international conferences and won several awards for the same. He has special interest in cutting edge technologies in ophthalmology. Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=jlRIIKAAAAAJ&hl=en ResearchGate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/John-Akkara ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3121-631X Awards: 1) International Ophthalmic Hero Award at AIOC-2022 (Mumbai) 2) Two innovations in finals of “Under the Apple Tree Innovation Competition” at AIOC-2022(Mumbai) for “Foldable Fundascope” & “3D printed Glaucoma Drainage Device” 3) Indian Journal of Ophthalmology Honor Award for Peer Review for the year 2021 4) Most Popular Video Award for “Making Regional Language Translator Apps for Ophthalmologists” at APAO-2019 (Bangkok, Thailand) 5) Best ePoster Award for “Smartphone Slitlamp and Fundus Photography” at APAO-2016 (Taipei, Taiwan) 6) Runner Up in Finals of “Under the Apple Tree Innovation Competition” for “Making the 3D Atlas of Ophthalmology” at AIOC- 2020 (Gurgaon) 7) International Ophthalmic Hero Award at AIOC-2020 (Gurgaon) 8) Best Physical Poster Award in Comprehensive Ophthalmology for “3D Photos and Videos in Ophthalmology” at AIOC-2019 (Indore) 9) Best Physical Poster Award in Community Ophthalmology for “Use of 360 degree Virtual Reality Devices in Ophthalmology” at AIOC-2018 (Coimbatore) 10) Second Place in Finals of “Under the Apple Tree Innovation Competition” for “Periscreener : Virtual Reality Based Perimetry” at AIOC-2018 (Coimbatore) 11) Best Paper Award in Comprehensive Ophthalmology for “Measurement of Anterior Segment Lesions in Smartphone Photography using App” at Pudhuvue 18 (TNOA State Conference, Pondicherry) 12) Best Physical Poster Award for “Apps for Stereopsis Testing & Amblyopia Therapy” at Pudhuvue 18 (TNOA State Conference, Pondicherry) 13) Second Best Video Award for “Smartphone Imaging in Glaucoma” at Glaukovalam 18 (Glaucoma Society of India Conference, Kovalam, Kerala) 14) Second Best Photograph Award for “All that Glitters(Phacolytic Glaucoma)” at Glaukovalam 18 (Glaucoma Society of India Conference, Kovalam, Kerala) 15) Best TACO Poster Award for “Apps for Stereopsis Testing & Amblyopia Therapy” at Drishti 18 (KSOS State Conference, Kannur, Kerala) 16) Best Video Award for “Eye Grader App: Grading in Ophthalmology” at August Ophthalmica 2019 (Cochin Ophthalmic Club, Cochin, Kerala) 17) 1st Prize winner of AIOS World Sight Day Videography competition (November 2020) (online) by All India Ophthalmological Society 18) Won 4 th place in Final Round of AIOS Talent Search competition(November 2020) (online) by All India Ophthalmological Society 19) One of the top 10 finalists and received consolation prize in finals of “Under the Apple Tree Innovation Competition” for “Smartphone Portable Eye Clinic Sys-tem(SPECS)” at AIOC-2021 (Virtual - June 2021) by All India Ophthalmological Society 20) Second place winner of photography competition during World Glaucoma Week 2021 by Glaucoma Society of India 21) Gold medal, certificate and cash prize for publications by Tamil Nadu Ophthal-mic Association 22) Best Abstract Awards(Video) in APVRS-2021 23) Third prize winner of Ophthalmology quiz in Karnataka Ophthalmic Society annual conference KOSCON 2021 Areas of Specialization: • Cataract – Small Incision Cataract Surgery, Phacoemulsification, Iris claw IOL, Scleral Fixated IOL, YAG capsulotomy • Glaucoma – Trabeculectomy, Phacotrabeculectomy, SICS-trabeculectomy, goniotomy, MIGS, bleb needling, YAG peripheral iridotomy, • Others – Pterygium excision with autograft, pupilloplasty, iridodialysis repair, • Refractive Surgery - LASIK Fellowship/Membership: • Long term fellowship in Glaucoma diagnosis, medical management, lasers and surgeries at Aravind Eye Hospital, Pondicherry • Sir Ratan Tata Short term fellowship in phacoemulsification surgeries at Sankara Nethralaya, Chennai • All India Ophthalmological Society • Kerala Society of Ophthalmic Surgeons • Tamil Nadu Ophthalmic Association • Pondicherry Ophthalmic Association • Glaucoma Society of India • Indian Medical Association • Cochin Ophthalmic Club • Asia Pacific Ophthalmic Imaging Society Publications: https://scholar.google.co.in/citations?user=jlRIIKAAAAAJ&hl=en