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Stem Cells in Ocular Regeneration

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A seminar on Stem Cells in Ocular Regeneration was presented by Dr Charanya Ramachandran, Associate Research Optometrist, L V Prasad Eye Institute, on 31 January as part of the IVI Online Seminar series. 

In her presentation, Dr Ramachandran focused on types of stem cells, application of stem cells in regenerative medicine, cellular therapy, gene therapy, starting material for regenerating tissue and limbal stem cell transplantation. 

Fifth in the IVI Online Seminar Series launched on 16th August 2013, the seminar received outstanding response from over 400 students and faculty from 15 Optometry institutions across India. 

"I personally have been very much benefited by this event and I am sure my participating colleagues all-over India will acknowledge this. Keep up the good work IVI" - Deepayan Kar, Vidyasagar College of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Kolkata. 

"Thank you so much for the wonderful Seminar, it was extremely helpful for the students. The Presentation was informative. The students learnt more about the stem cells. Once again we thank the IVI group for giving us the opportunity to participate in the online seminar series and look forward for such kind of seminar in near future" - Preethi Rajagopalan,Vasan Institute of Ophthalmology and Research, Coimbatore 

"Congratulations to your team for selecting this topic. Charanya was excellent and her knowledge on this subject is beyond compare" - Professor Monica Chaudhry, Head, Department of Optometry and Vision Science, Amity Medical School, Gurgaon. 

IVI acknowledges the support of Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation and Optometry Giving Sight in funding the program