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Adjunct Asst Prof Rupesh Agrawal is a Consultant - Clinician Scientist at National Healthcare Group Eye Institute @Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

After completing his residency and fellowship in Uveitis and Ocular trauma from Sankara Netralaya, Chennai (1999-03), he was a faculty member at Shri Ganapati  Netralaya, Jalna (2003-08) and L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad, India (2008-09). After being awarded the NMRC overseas research training fellowship, he spent time at Moorfields Eye Hospital (MEH), London with Prof Carlos Pavesio and completed his MD (Res) training fellowship at Institute of Ophthalmology, University College London (UCL) (Nov’12 – Oct’14) and is now associated with Institute of Ophthalmology as Research Associate and as Honorary consultant with MEH. His clinical areas of expertise are ocular inflammatory disorders (uveitis) including ocular tuberculosis and HIV and ocular trauma.

He has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented several papers, lectures on uveitis and ocular trauma. He is a recipient of numerous grants for basic-translational science projects pertinent to ocular inflammation and drug delivery. He is associated with Singapore Eye Research Institute (SERI) as Clinician Investigator, with School of Material Science and Engineering (MSE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as Adjunct Assistant Professor, Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IMCB), A*Star, Singapore and National University of Singapore (NUS).

His key research areas of interest are:

  • Development of sustained release drugs for back of the eye.
  • Novel biological markers for ocular inflammation.
  • Characterising red blood cell behavior and its implications in diabetic retinopathy.
  • Choroidal vascular imaging using index first published by him: Choroidal vascularity index

He is currently secretary of International Society of Ocular trauma. He was conferred with Healthcare Humanity Award by President of Singapore (2011) for his humanitarian work. He is involved heavily in charity projects across Asia. He also serves as an examiner for Royal College of Surgeons and Physicians, Glasgow, UK.

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