Dr Revathy Mani
Lecturer

Dr Revathy Mani

  • PhD in Vision Science, University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), 2021
  • Master of Philosophy in Optometry and Vision Science, Elite School of Optometry & BITS, 2019
  • Bachelor of Optometry and Vision Science, Elite School of Optometry & Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), India, 2002

Fellowships

  • Fellow of American Academy of Optometry in 2022
  • Fellow of Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association in 2019

Memberships

  • 2020-present Doctoral Advisory Committee in Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India.
  • 2019-present: Association of Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO), member-in-training
  • 2019-present: American Academy of Optometry (AAO) 
  • 2013-present: Neuro Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA)
  • 2015-present: Optometry Council of India (OCI) 

Research Collaborations

  • 2021-present: SRM Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, India
  • 2021-present: Sankara Nethralaya & Elite School of Optometry (ESO), Units of Medical Research Foundation, India
  • 2019-present: RightEye LLC., USA, Industry partner
  • 2019-present: Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education & Research (SRIHER), India,
  • 2019-present: Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India
Medicine & Health
School of Optometry and Vision Science

Dr Revathy Mani is a Lecturer and an Education-focused Academic at the School of Optometry and Vision Science, with a special interest in studying eye movement deficits in traumatic brain injury. She has about 20 years of clinical, research and teaching experience. She was awarded a Ph.D. in 2021 from UNSW, Sydney. She is specialized in diagnosing and treating patients with non-strabismic binocular vision anamolies, and amblyopia. She is the Fellow of American Academy of Optometry Foundation and first Indian fellow of American Neuro-Optometric Rehabilitation Association (NORA) and instrumental in establishing the Neuro-optometry clinic in India. She is a recipient of the 2019 William C Ezell Fellowship Award from American Academy of Optometry Foundation (AAOF) for her research contribution. She is an active member of AAO and ARVO and have received several travel grants for national and international conferences. She has been selected in the 2022 ARVO Women’s Leadership Development Program. She is also an active member of Optometry School’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion committee. She has established many international research collaborations including Universities in the US and India. 

Her research is primarily focused in studying the abnormal eye movements in people with traumatic brain injury and concussion. The research aims are

  • To understand how brain injuries affect voluntary eye movements using eye tracking technology
  • To investigate how voluntary eye movements could be used to understand changes in higher level cognitive functions in brain injury
  • To study how eye movement training could be used in visual neurorehabilitation in patients with brain injury.
Phone
+61 2 93480654
Location
School of Optometry and Vision Science Room No: 3.046, Level 3, Rupert Myers Building South Wing, Gate 14, Barker street, Kensington Campus, NSW:2032, Australia
  • Journal articles | 2018
    Mani R; Asper L; Khuu S, 2018, 'Deficits in saccades and smooth-pursuit eye movements in adults with traumatic brain injury: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Brain Injury, vol. 32, pp. 1315 - 1336, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02699052.2018.1483030
    Journal articles | 2016
    Hussaindeen JR; Mani R; Rakshit A; Ramasubramanian S; Vittal Praveen S, 2016, 'Natural history of idiopathic abducens nerve paresis in a young adult', Journal of Optometry, vol. 9, pp. 264 - 268, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.optom.2016.02.002

  • UNSW Teaching Support Grant in 2022
  • UNSW Career Development Grant in 2022
  • Student Travel Grant Award for ARVO 2020 and AAO meeting in 2019
  • Scientific and Educational Meeting of Optometry Student Travel Grant in 2018

  • UNSW ARC Postgraduate Council Higher Degree Research Student Award in 2020
  • American Academy of Optometry's (AAO) William C Ezell Fellowship Award in 2019
  • Best Poster Award in ESO International Optometry Conference in 2015
  • Best Outgoing Student Award from Elite School of Optometry in 2002 
  • Bausch and Lomb Best Student Award of the Year in  from Elite School of Optometry in 2000 and 2001

Publications 

  1. Alnawmasi M M, Mani R, Khuu S. Changes in the components of visual attention following traumatic brain injury: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Plus One 2022 17(6):e0268951. 
  2. Mani R, Hunfalvay M, Murray N, et al., Oculomotor Training for Poor Pursuits Improves Functional Vision Scores and Neurobehavioral Symptoms. (Accepted in Optometry and Visual Performance, in Press)
  3. Mani, R., Ngo, S., Walz, J., & Khuu, S. K. Evaluating the extent of change in near point of convergence in traumatic brain injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Brain injury, 2022 36(3), 306-320.
  4. Hunfalvay, M, Murray NP, Mani R, and Carrick F R. "Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements as a Biomarker for Mild Concussion within 7-Days of Injury." Brain Injury 2021 35 (14), 1682-1689. 
  5. Walz, J. A., Mani, R., Alnawmasi, M. M., & Khuu, S. K. Visuospatial attention allocation as an indicator of cognitive deficit in traumatic brain injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers in human neuroscience. 2021.
  6. Ambika S, Atiya A, Mani R et al., Visual profile of Acquired Brain Injury in Indian Cohort: A retrospective study. Brain Injury 2020; 34 (9) 1168-74.
  7. Ashwini VC, Mani R, Ambika S et al., Reading eye movements in traumatic brain injury. J Optom, 2018 13(3), 155-162.
  8. Mani, R, Asper, L, Khuu, S. Deficits in saccades and smooth-pursuit eye movements in adults with traumatic brain injury: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Brain Injury 2018; 32(11):1315-1336.
  9. Mani R, Ashwini VC, Hussaindeen J et al., Management of Convergence Insufficiency and Oculomotor Dysfunction: A Neuro-Optometric Perspective. Optometry and Visual Performance 2017;5 (2) 67-73.
  10. Kumar N, Mani R, Hussaindeen J. "Changes in stimulus and response AC/A ratio with vision therapy in Convergence Insufficiency." J Optom 2017; 10:169-175.
  11. Hussaindeen J, Mani R, Rakshit A, et al., "Natural history of idiopathic abducens nerve paresis in a young adult." J Optom 2016; 9:264-268.
  12. Hussaindeen J, Mani R, Agarkar S., et al., “Acute adult onset esotropia associated with Accommodative Spasm” Optom Vis Sci 2014;91: S46-51.
  13. Prerna G, Mani R. Persistent Accommodative Spasm - A Case Report. Scientific Journal of Medical and Vision Research Foundation, 2013;31(2) 43-45.
  14. Mani R, Hussaindeen J, Kumar K. Effectiveness of Vision Therapy in the treatment of Symptomatic Convergence Insufficiency. Scientific Journal of Medical and Vision Research Foundation, 2012;30(2) 29-32