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Consultant Pediatric Ophthalmology

Dr. Akshay Badakere

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A fellowship trained pediatric ophthalmologist and neuro-ophthalmologist with close to 6 years of experience. Am a proficient squint and pediatric cataract surgeon and an avid researcher, teacher and educator. My strengths include my love for patients, a patient first approach, my clinical and surgical skills in my field and my teaching ability.


  • Fellow of the Royal College of physicians and surgeons of Glasgow – October 2016
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology, Strabismus and Neuro-Ophthalmology – June 2014- June 2015
  • Fellowship in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
    July 2012- June 2013

EXPERIENCE : 2015 – 2021

LV Prasad Eye Institute Jasti V Ramanamma Children’s Eye Care centre
Over these 5 years I have treated over 6000 patients in a year
(on average 550 patients a month), and performed over 3500 surgeries(pediatric cataract, squint) as well as over 1000 phaco emulsification surgeries, and also trained 16 fellows (national and international) and 6residents.

Leadership positions at LV Prasad Eye Institute

  • Education in charge at the Standard Chartered LVPEI Academy of Eye Care Education March 2019- April 2021
  • Convener of Clinical and medical audit from March 2019- March 2020


1) Vasanthapuram VH, Badakere A. Internuclear ophthalmoplegia as a presenting feature in a COVID-19-positive patient. BMJ Case Rep. 2021 Apr 13;14(4):e241873.
2) Patnaik S, Rai M, Jalali S, Agarwal K, Badakere A, Puppala L, Vishwakarma S, Balakrishnan D, Rani PK,Kekunnaya R, Chhablani PP, Chakrabarti S, Kaur I. An interplay of microglia and matrix metalloproteinaseMMP9 under hypoxic stress regulates the opticin expression in retina. Sci Rep. 2021 Apr 2;11(1):7444.
3) Badakere A, Sachdeva V, Sheth J, Kekunnaya R. ICO-OSCAR scoring for pediatric cataract surgeriesperformed by pediatric ophthalmology fellows in training-stage of fellowship and quality of surgery. JAAPOS. 2021 Apr 22:S1091-8531(21)00087-2.
4) Singh VM, Badakere A, Patil-Chhablani P, Kekunnaya R. Profile of congenital cataract in the first year oflife from a tertiary care center in South India – A modern series. Indian J Ophthalmol. 2021 Apr;69(4):932-936.
5) Sachdeva V, Jain M, Badakere A, Kekunnaya R. Bilateral augmented superior rectus transposition withmedial rectus recession for bilateral esotropic Duane retraction syndrome. J AAPOS. 2021 Feb 16:S1091-8531(21)00020-3.

6) Orbital Apex Syndrome: A Review. Badakere A, Patil-Chhablani P. Eye Brain. 2019 Dec 12;11:63-72.

7) Choroidal Vascularity in Non-arteritic Anterior Ischaemic Optic Neuropathy. Guduru A, Abdul RasheedM, Goud A, Ashik M, Kumar VK, Chhablani J, Badakere A, Kekunnaya R, Patil-Chhablani P.Neuroophthalmology. 2019 Feb 1;43(5):305-309
8) Optical coherence tomography angiography in acute unilateral nonarteritic anterior ischemic opticneuropathy: A comparison with the fellow eye and with eyes with papilledema. Gandhi U, Chhablani J,Badakere A, Kekunnaya R, Rasheed MA, Goud A, Chhablani PP.Indian J Ophthalmol. 2018 Aug;66(8):1144-1148.
9) Unilateral congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction and amblyopia risk factors.Badakere A, VeeravalliTN, Iram S, Naik MN, Ali MJ.Clin Ophthalmol. 2018 Jul 17;12:1255-1257.
10) Visual outcomes in pediatric optic neuritis.Badakere A, Patil Chhablani P, Kekunnaya R, Warkad V,Sachdeva V.Am J Ophthalmol. 2015 Jan;159(1):210-1
11) Precision pulse capsulotomy: an automated alternative to manual capsulorhexis in paediatriccataract.Chougule P, Warkad V, Badakere A, Kekunnaya R. BMJ Open Ophthalmol. 2019 May31;4(1):e000255.
12) Comparison of Pediatric Cataract Surgical Techniques Between Pediatric Ophthalmology Consultantsand Fellows in Training: A Video-Based Analysis. Badakere A, Chhablani PP, Chandrasekharan A, Ali MH,Kekunnaya R.J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus. 2019 Mar 19;56(2):83-87.