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Dr. Anand Vinekar

Professor & Head, Department of Pediatric Retina
Program Director – KIDROP
Specialization: Pediatric Retina & Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
Translational scientist & innovator in infant imaging.
Work Experience: Pediatric Retinal Specialist with over 18 years+ of experience.
He has performed over 3500+ laser treatments in infants with Retinopathy of Prematurity and supervised over 160,00 ROP screening sessions
Practice location: NN1 (KIDROP program also screens in districts across Karnataka)
Days & timing of availability for each centre: Monday to Saturday, 8am to 5pm
ROP Clinic at NN1: Tuesdays and Thursdays

Dr. Anand Vinekar is currently Professor & Head of Department of the Pediatric Retina Service at Narayana Nethralaya Eye Institute, Bangalore, India and the founding Program Director of KIDROP. KIDROP is India’s first Tele-ROP program to screen for retinopathy of prematurity in rural areas and is currently one of the largest ROP programs in the world having completed over 160,000 (2020) screening sessions in over 125 neonatal centers. The program has won several national & international awards.The program has been cited by UNDP, Niti Ayog, Harvard Business Review, IIM A & B and validated on the CDC Guidelines and has been modelled by several states in India as well as some nations around the world.
He is an honorary technical committee member of the National Task force for ROP, Government of India & served as a member for the Queen Diamond Jubilee Trust for ROP, UK. He is the Founding Secretary of the Indian ROP Society & Member of the Indian Medical Association Committee for Prevention of Infant Blindness. He is a member of the International Classification of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ICROP 3, 2020) committee.

Education & Training
Dr Vinekar graduated from St. Johns Medical College (17 gold medals), MS (Ophthalmology) (Gold Medal) & Retina Senior Residency from PGIMER, Chandigarh. He has been awarded the FRCS(Glasgow), DNB (Ophthalmology) and FPVR(USA) and has defended his PhD (Maastricht University, Netherlands) in ROP. He has a degree in hospital administration.

Achievements & Awards
Dr. Vinekar has won a university record of 17 gold medals in MBBS, the Pope John Paul Citation & Medal, the Kataria Gold Medal (awarded by Prime Minister of India), the All-India Young Researcher award, Sight Savers Citation, Positive Health Award, CS Bhaskaran Endowment Oration Award, JM Pahwa Award (VRSI), KR Datta Award (AIOS), AIOS IJO Gold Medal, MM Joshi Award, Col. Rangachari Award (AIOS), Innovator Award 2018 by the Department of Biotechnology, Government of India and Innovator of the year 2019 (AIOS). He has (2020) 90+ publications, 25 chapters and one text book to his credit.

His special interests include Retinopathy of Prematurity, Tele-medicine, Tear Biomarkers, Low-cost innovative imaging and Artificial Intelligence.


Total Reviews – 680

Nabi Rasool

Great place, great service, good helping doctor, Friendly staff, We are coming from Raichur, 500km distance.(Dr.Anand Vinekar)

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Murali B

Malur, 65Km distance, Excellent explained, service was very good. Skillfully treatment, Thank you really satisfied.(Dr.Anand Vinekar)

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Suma Manu

Dr Anand vinegar Thank you Dr Anand sir for proper care and concern for all babies My baby born as premature, all the Rop tested was very good and normal Thanks to dir and KIDROP team and Narayan nethralaya

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Ramya Ramya

It was ಗುಡ್ ಎಕ್ಸ್ಪೀರಿಯೆನ್ಸ್, Since my ಬರ್ತ್ ಟೀಮ್ ಐಸ್ ವೆರಿ ಗುಡ್, ಡಾಕ್ಟರ್ ಆನಂದ್ ವೀಣೆಕರ್ ಗುಡ್. ಚೆನ್ನಾಪಟ್ಟಣ80distance

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javed guledgudd

Dr Anand vinekar sir good treatment, also good staff and response was satisfied I feel truly good We are coming from Hubbali, 500km distance.

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Vbps Swami

from Bellary, 350km distance, Thumba kushiyagide Chennagi nodiddare Dr Anand vinekar sir ravaru chennagi explain madiddare…

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Shiva Shiva Raj

We are from Davanagere ,we came to Narayana nethralaya to show my premature baby, Dr Anand vinekar sir had explained all about my baby vision and spectical problem is normal. Thank you Dr Anand sir and his team KIDROP in DAVANAGERI extremely great communication 🙏

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