The 2nd conference of the ophthalmic forum of Indian Society of Anesthesiologists (OFISACON) was held at Cochin, Kerala on the 14th&15th of September 2013. The niche and high level event drew a good number of national and international participants, comprising both anesthesiologists and ophthalmologists. Sankara Nethralaya which played a major role in the forming of this critical interdisciplinary body was represented by Dr Jagadeesh V, Dr. Jaichandran V.V, Dr. S. Lakshmi Prasanna Dr. Pramod Bhende and Dr. Saurabh Mistry doing his (1st year PG) who presented a free paper titled “A rare cause of orbital inflammation after peribulbaranaesthesia: Unraveling the Gordian’s knot”.
The conference brought together anesthesiologists and ophthalmologists into one forum to enable a high level interaction and to discuss the latest developments in both fields, paving the way for better co-ordination among these professionals, which would lead to safer surgeries and better patient comfort
It was a great learning experience for the participants touching upon new aspects of ophthalmic anesthesia and a wonderful platform to meet participants from across the world and exchange ideas with them, the workshop also provided hands-on training on various regional block techniques on goat’s eyes.
The 1st prize in the free paper session was won by Dr.Jaichandran V.V (Peribulbaranaesthesia: A prospective analysis of the efficacy of lignocaine/bupivacaine mixture for vitreoretinal surgery) the 2nd prize in the Quiz competition based on topics comprising anaesthesia, ophthalmology and general knowledge was bagged by Dr.Saurabh Mistry. The high level learning and real time understanding of both anesthesiology and ophthalmology enabled by the meet would add great value to both professionals. In conclusion it could be said that the 2nd OFISACON was a grand success and a truly enriching experience to all the participants.