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Sankara Nethralaya’s Senior Consultants from multiple disciplines attend a diverse array of CME programs as part of their ongoing teaching and knowledge acquisition initiatives

The month of October witnessed senior consultants from Sankara Nethralaya attending a slew of CME programs on niche topics across wide spread locations. A team of senior Vitreo Retinal and Uveitis Consultants consisting of Dr. Sumitha Agarkar, Dr. S.Sudharshan and Dr Kavitha Kalaivani Natarajan led by Dr T.S. Surendran, Vice-Chairman and Director of Paediatric Ophthalmology attended  “Paed Eye’ a CME on Paediatric Ophthalmology conducted by the BB Eye Foundation, Kolkata on the 11th and 12th of October.  The CME had 198 delegates from all over the country participating in day long debates, quiz contests and Q&A sessions on the topic. Dr T.S. Surendran among the senior most Paediatric Ophthalmologists in the country delivered an in-depth and critical key note address on the topic titled “Past, Present and Future of Paediatric ophthalmology” touching on every facet of the subject. Dr. Sumitha Agarkar delivered an interesting talk on “Estropia in Children” and ‘Secondary lens implantation in Children”, she also played the role of the moderator for the debate session and summed up the points discussed by the participants. Dr. S.Sudharshan delivered well researched talks on Paediatric Uveitis and Management of Paediatric Uveitic and Cataracts- a video panorama and Dr. Kavitha Kalaivani Natarajan addressed the issues related with myopia in her detailed talk titled “Can we do anything on Myopia?” she also delivered an interesting talk on “Decision making in the management of intermittent divergent squint (IDS)” Dr. Sudharshan and Dr. Kavitha Kalaivani also actively participated in the Panel discussion.

Dr. Sumitha Agarkar also attended the Annual Meeting of the Maharashtra Ophthalmic Society at Solapur on the 10th and 11th of October 2014, she delivered a highly absorbing talk on ‘Procedures on Superior Oblique Muscle’ in a Visual analytics Science and Technology Symposium (VAST) held on the occasion, she also delivered an interesting talk on “Duane’s Retraction Syndrome” and was a panelist in the discussion of interesting cases.

The 38th Annual conference of the Madhya Pradesh State Ophthalmological Society held at Sagar on the 10th and 12th of October 2014 on the theme- ‘Day to Day Ophthalmology” was attended by Senior Vitro Retinal surgeons Dr. Rajiv Raman and Dr. Pukhraj Rishi. Dr Rajiv Raman actively participated in the panel discussions on Endophthalmitis and presented papers on Age Related Macular Diseases (ARMD) diagnosis and treatment, Anti-VEFG- Role in DME and B-Scan, he was also a part of the international journal of ophthalmology (IJO) involving research methodologies combining clinical research acumen.  Dr. Pukhraj Rishi gave useful talks on 1. How to reply to reviewer’s comments? 2. Diabetic VR, 3.Optical Coherence Tomography interpretation 4. How to write scientific scripts? and 5.Closed globe refixation of dislocated IOLS. He was also a part of the IJO whose work included research methods and conducting of workshops and also a judge for free paper submissions on retina poster session.

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