Srinivas Marmamula

Visiting Fellow

Srinivas Marmamula received his initial optometry training at L V Prasad Eye Institute and then completed his Masters in Community Eye Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, with a joint sponsorship from the Department for International Development (DFID - UK), British Council for Prevention of Blindness (Boulter Award), and LVPEI. In 2011, he completed his PhD from the School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW, Sydney with support from Vision CRC, Australia. Dr Marmamula undertook his post-doctoral research fellowship (2012-2013) with Dr David Friedman at Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. He was the Chief Optometrist for LVPEI’s landmark studies, Andhra Pradesh Eye Disease Study (APEDS, 1996 – 2000), and Refractive Error Study in Children (2000) supported by the National Eye Institute and World Health Organization. Currently he is a co-investigator for the follow-up of Andhra Pradesh Eye Disease Study (APEDS III). He is also the faculty for the Master in Community Eye Health course offered at GPR ICARE, and for the BS Optometry course offered at Bausch and Lomb School of Optometry.

Dr Marmamula is the recipient of the prestigious Wellcome trust / DBT India Alliance Early career Fellowship (2015), for a research project on visual impairment in elderly populations. He has also received many international travel grants and has participated as faculty in many workshops in India and abroad. He has over 50 publications to his credit in peer reviewed journals. His areas of interest include: epidemiology of visual impairment, refractive errors, presbyopia and training personnel for community eye care, eye health in elderly and vulnerable populations.

Publications

Journal articles
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Marmamula S; Narsaiah S; Shekhar K; Khanna RC; Rao GN, 2013, 'Visual Impairment in the South Indian State of Andhra Pradesh: Andhra Pradesh - Rapid Assessment of Visual Impairment (AP-RAVI) Project', PLoS ONE, vol. 8,
2013
Marmamula S; Narsaiah S; Shekhar K; Khanna RC, 2013, 'Visual Impairment among Weaving Communities in Prakasam District in South India', PLoS ONE, vol. 8,
2013
Marmamula S; Narsaiah S; Shekhar K; Khanna RC, 2013, 'Presbyopia, spectacles use and spectacle correction coverage for near vision among cloth weaving communities in Prakasam district in South India', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, vol. 33, pp. 597 - 603,
2013
Marmamula S; Khanna RC; Rao GN, 2013, 'Population-based assessment of prevalence and risk factors for pterygium in the South Indian state of Andhra Pradesh: The Andhra Pradesh eye disease study', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 54, pp. 5359 - 5366,
2013
Marmamula S; Madala SR; Rao GN, 2012, 'Prevalence of uncorrected refractive errors, presbyopia and spectacle coverage in marine fishing communities in South India: Rapid Assessment of Visual Impairment (RAVI) project', Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, vol. 32, pp. 149 - 155,
2012
Marmamula S; Madala SR; Rao GN, 2011, 'Rapid assessment of visual impairment (RAVI) in marine fishing communities in South India - Study protocol and main findings', BMC Ophthalmology, vol. 11,
2011
Kovai V; Holden BA; Krishnaiah S; Bhattacharya S; Marmamulla S; Khanna R, 2010, 'As Estimate of Patient Costs and Benefits for the New Primary Eye Care Model Utilization Through Vision Centers in Andhra Pradesh, India', Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health, vol. 22, pp. 426 - 435,
2010
Krishnaiah S; Nirmalan P; Shamanna B; Marmamula S; Rao GN; Thomas R, 2006, 'Ocular trauma in a rural population of southern India - The Andhra Pradesh Eye Disease Study', Ophthalmology, vol. 113, pp. 1159 - 1164,
2006