Dr. Deepmala Mazumdar
Editor-In-Chief, Journal of Vision Science and The VSA Blog
Dr. Deepmala Mazumdar completed her doctoral research from Dept. of Neuroscience, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. She has completed her bachelor’s in optometry degree from West Bengal University of Technology (2007-2011). She subsequently joined Elite School of Optometry, Chennai where she completed her post-graduation studies in optometry (M.Phil. Optometry; 2011-2013). Following which she has joined as a senior research optometrist at Medical Research Foundation, Chennai. She is actively involved in providing academic guidance and supervision in the research activities of undergraduate and post graduate optometry students at the Elite School of Optometry (ESO), Chennai. She has played integral roles in various collaborative research activities and was successful in projecting the fundamental findings as scientific publications and presentations at several national/international platforms. Her area of interest is Glaucoma, Eye movements and Visual Acuity charts. Her PhD research involves analysis of eye movement behaviour in patients with neuro-degenerative diseases. She was awarded the best outgoing student for bachelor’s in optometry degree in 2011. She received the Second-best poster award presented in ASIA-ARVO 2013. She was awarded the IJO platinum award for best publication, the Ruby Banik award for best researcher by the Vision Research Foundation, Chennai, and the young clinical mentor award for the contribution towards optometric education and teaching in Elite School of Optometry in 2019.