Dr L. Srinivasa Varadharajan


Dr L. Srinivasa Varadharajan

Consulting Editor: L. Srinivasa Varadharajan (PhD)

Research Scientist, Hyderabad Eye Researach Foundation, L V Prasad Eye Institute, L V Prasad Marg, Hyderabad, India

Dr. L. Srinivasa Varadharajan, Rajan for short, has a Ph. D. in physics from the University of Missouri in Rolla, U.S.A. (2002) where he worked on the separation of different components of the clinically obtained ERG signals using wavelets. For his post-doctoral work, he studied lateral interactions in normal human subjects. From 2004 till 2012, Rajan worked at the Elite School of Optometry in Chennai where he headed the Srimathi Sundari Subramanian Department of Visual Psychophysics and was awarded the Dr. (Major) S. Srinivasan Memorial Award for the Best Junior Faculty two times in a row. Rajan currently works as a research scientist at the Brien Holden Eye Research Center at the L V Prasad Eye Institute in Hyderabad, India. He was a founding member of the Common Minimum Optometry Curriculum for India and is a member of the National Task Force on Optometry Curriculum under the aegis of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India.

Rajan has varied research interests focussing on modelling cortical interactions in normal human visual system and amblyopia and perceptual learning. He designed, developed, and validated the ESO Pocket Vision Screener, a compact vision screening chart using Sloan letters, and the Tamil logMAR Chart which are currently routinely used in vision screening camps in the state of Tamil Nadu in India.

Rajan has published in many international journals and also serves as a reviewer for journals published by Optical Society of America, Dove Press, etc. Rajan has authored two books in Optics -- "Special Functions for Optical Science and Engineering" coauthored with V. Lakshmiarayanan to be published by SPIE, USA (Expected date of publication: December, 2015) and "Geometric Optics for Optometrists" to be published by Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, India, (Expected date of publication: October, 2015).