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Our Doctors

Dr. Ramana S. Moorthy

Ramana S. Moorthy, M.D. is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, currently serving as the President and CEO of Associated Vitreoretinal and Uveitis Consultants. In addition to his practice duties, Dr. Moorthy has been a clinical assistant professor of Ophthalmology at the Indiana University School of Medicine since 1995. He is also actively involved in research and education, with over 75 papers, presentations, lectures, book chapters and other publications to his name.

As an experienced and respected surgeon, Dr. Moorthy holds hospital appointments at Indiana University Medical Center/VAMC/Wishard Hospital, and is the Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at St. Vincent Hospital and Health Services.

After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Dr. Moorthy achieved an M.D. with Highest Distinction from the Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed an Internship in General Surgery and Residency in Ophthalmology at the Indiana University School of Medicine, where he was the chief teaching resident for a year. He also completed Fellowships at Northwestern University (retina) and the Doheny Eye Institute (uveitis).

Dr. Moorthy has received numerous awards and recognition throughout his schooling and career, including:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology Achievement Award, Secretariat Award
  • Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology - Ophthalmologist of the Year
  • The American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Research Award
  • Best Resident's Day Research Project
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Indiana University Summer Research Scholarship
  • Herman Moench Distinguished Senior Commendation
  • Rose-Hulman Academic Scholarship
  • Blue Key Honor Society
  • Tau Beta Pi Honor Society
  • Eta Kappa Nu Honor Society

Dr. Moorthy's professional memberships and activities include:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology (1991 to present)
  • Faculty for Basic and Clinical Science Course in Intraocular Inflammation (1999-2004)
  • Faculty for Ophthalmic Knowledge Base Outline Development in Uveitis (2003-present)
  • American Board of Ophthalmology - Associate Examiner (1999, 2001)
  • Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology - Member (1992-present)
  • American Uveitis Society - Member (1995-present)
  • Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology - Member (1995-present)
  • Indianapolis Ophthalmological Society - Member (1989-present)
  • Indianapolis Medical Society - Member (1995-present), Public Relations Subcommittee Member (1999-2002)
  • Indiana State Medical Association - Member (1995-present)
  • American Society of Retina Specialists

Within these organizations, Dr. Moorthy has held many committee and board positions, including currently serving as the Vice Chair of the Ophthalmic Knowledge Base Outline Development committee for Uveitis.

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Dr. Rodney S. Bucher

Rodney S. Bucher, M.D. received a B.S. in Accounting from Purdue University before achieving his M.D. from Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN. He completed his post-graduate training with an Internship at Ball Memorial Hospital, Ophthalmology Residency at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center, and fellowship at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center.

Honors and Awards:

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  • Dr. E. B. Rinker Scholarship, academic scholarship
  • Beta Alpha Psi National Honorary Accounting Fraternity


  • Research Elective, Indiana University School of Medicine
    Progression of Visual Field Loss in Primary Open Angle Glaucoma Patients
    Treated with Topical Beta-Blockers.
    Preceptor: Louis B. Cantor, M.D.
  • Ophthalmology Residency Research, Kellogg Eye Center
    Diamond Burr Superficial Keratectomy in the Treatment of Visually-Significant
    Anterior Corneal Lesions. Research Mentor:IL Kaz Soong, M.D.
  • Fellowship Research Project, Kellogg Eye Center
    The Effects of Triamcinolone Acetonide on Susceptibility to Endophthalmitis and Subsequent Response to Treatment.

Dr. Bucher's professional memberships include:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Retina Specialists 2006-Present
  • Indiana State Medical Association 2005-Present
  • Indianapolis Medical Society 2005-Present
  • Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology 2005-Present
  • American Board of Ophthalmology 2005-Present
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology 2003-Present


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Dr. Ryan Prall

F. Ryan Prall MD is a native of Bloomington, Indiana and graduated from DePauw University, the IU School of Medicine and an Ophthalmology residency at the University of Colorado. He and his wife worked overseas in Ghana, India, and Honduras before returning to a position with the Veterans Administration in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Advancements in the treatment of many blinding retinal diseases led him to pursue a two-year fellowship in vitreo-retinal disease and surgery at Loma Linda University. He returned back home to Indiana and served as Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology at the IU School of Medicine before joining Drs. Moorthy and Bucher at Associated Vitreoretinal and Uveitis Consultants.

Honors Awards:

  • Indiana University Department of Ophthalmology Professor of the Year -- 2014
  • Indiana University School of Medicine Trustee Teaching Award – 2014
  • Volunteer of the year, Unite for Sight -- 2006
  • Kayser Fellowship – Pan American Academy of Ophthalmology

DR. Prall’S Professional Memberships Include:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Pan American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Retina Specialists
  • Indiana State Medical Association
  • Indiana Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Board of Ophthalmology


Dr. Prall had published numerous research papers, authored multiple book chapters, and has presented at national meetings. He has a specific interests in age related macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy.

Dr. Mark Kaehr

Mark M. Kaehr, M.D. is an Indianapolis native. He received his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from Purdue University before graduating from Indiana University with a degree in medicine. He worked as an intern at Wheaton Franciscan St. Joseph hospital in Milwaukee and then returned to Indianapolis to complete his ophthalmology residency at Indiana University where he was the chief teaching resident. Before joining Associated Vitreoretinal and Uveitis Consultants, he completed a surgical retina fellowship at Washington University Saint Louis.


    December 2014 - June 2016
  • Washington University St. Louis
  • OCT measurements as a predictor of visual outcomes in radiation retinopathy

  • March 2013 - July 2013
  • Indiana University Ophthalmology
  • Investigation of cost efficacy of telemedicine for diabetic retinal screening

  • 2009-2010
  • Comparison of outcomes of trabeculectomy with and without ExPress shunt as performed by resident surgeons

  • May 2007 - August 2007
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Investigated changes associated with electrode aging and conducted study about effects of varying conductivity in electrohydraulic lithotripsy
  • Performed rate affect study on Duel head lithotripter

  • June 2006 - August 2006
  • Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Researched sources of variability in electrohydraulic lithotripsy Researched potential causes for observed rate effect in lithotripsy


  • Golden Apple Teaching Award

  • Residency
  • 2014
  • Merrill Greyson Leadership Award

  • 2013
  • Indiana University Ophthalmology
  • Best Research of the Year Award

  • 2010 - 2011
  • Wheaton Franciscan Hospital, Milwaukee, Wl
  • Robert T. Adlam Outstanding Transitional Year Resident of the Year Award

  • Medical School
  • Dr. E. B. Rinker Medical Scholarship Fund, July 2008
  • Jacob Berman and Alexander T. Ross Scholarship, July 2007

  • Undergraduate
  • Semester's Honors and Dean's List, August 2002 - May 2006
  • Golden Key International Honor Society
  • Purdue University Academic Success Award