Dr Venkatesh Prajna is the head of the Department of Cornea at Aravind Eye Hospital, Madurai. He has over 150 peer-reviewed publications in leading international and national ophthalmology journals and is a peer reviewer for many prestigious journals. Dr Prajna has written over 10 book chapters and three books. He is the Chief Editor for Peyman’s Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology, 2nd edition that compiles contributions from 300 contributors from 15 countries. He also serves on the Advisory Board of JAMA Ophthalmology. In 2022, he was selected as one of the Top 2% of the global researchers in ophthalmology by the prestigious Stanford University, USA.