Oculoplasty doctors win awards at PARADIGM 2010

Dr. Bipasha Mukherjee, Director, Orbital Diseases & Oculoplasty, Dr. Marian Jacob and Dr. Puja Goyal, Fellows, Orbital Diseases & Oculoplasty, won accolades at the recently held annual Oculoplasty Association of India conference. Titled PARADIGM 2010, the conference, which took place at the Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital, Mumbai from November 19 to November 21, 2010, saw about 250 Oculoplasty doctors and fellows participate from across the country.

Dr. Bipasha Mukherjee won the “Best Photograph Award” in surgical procedures. Titled “Many Hands Make Light Work,” the photo showcased the spirit of team work during extensive surgeries.

Dr. Puja Goyal, won the “Best Scientific Poster” for her description of two unusual cases of Retinoblastoma. Titled “Diffuse Infiltrating Retinoblastoma: a diagnostic challenge,” the poster laid emphasis on the need for timely diagnosis and treatment to prevent child mortality and ocular rehabilitation in such cases.The co-authors for the poster were Dr. Lingam Gopal, Dr. Vikas Khetan, Dr. Jyotirmay Biswas and Dr. Krishna Kumar.She also won the “Picture Perfect” award in the ‘Radiological’ category for her photo “Double Scoop” on deep orbital dermoid.

Dr. Marian A Jacob’s video on “Apraxia of Lid Opening” was adjudged runner-up in the “Best Video” segment. The video threw light on the accurate diagnosis of apraxia of lid opening and the importance of differentiating this condition from other common oculofacial conditions, like blepharoplasm, which require different treatment.

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