The Cornea Society of India was formed as a professional body to monitor the latest findings and developments, encourage research, joint study and a vibrant exchange of information and knowledge in the field of Cornea from the world over. Dr Geetha Iyer, Senior Consultant at the CJ Shah Cornea Services and Dr. G.Sitalakshmi Memorial Clinic for Ocular Surface Disorders, Sankara Nethralaya is a founder member and Treasurer of the body. The society held its first meet Keracon 2013 at Goa.
Keracon 2014 the society’s second national meet was held between the 19th -21st December 2014 at Mahabalipuram, Chennai, India- with Dr Geetha Iyer as the Co-Organizing Secretary. The major role played by Sankara Nethralaya in the field of Cornea reflected clearly on the key roles designated to Sankara Nethralaya Consultants at this major topical event.
Sankara Nethralaya Consultant & Role played at the KERACON 2014
1.Dr. Geetha Iyer
Co-Organizing Secretary for Keracon2014
Co-Instructor – Ocular Surface Tumor Master Course
Moderator of 2 Sessions – Ocular Surface Disease and Keratoprosthesis
2.Dr. Rama Rajagopal
Panelist Ocular Surface Tumor Session
3.Dr. N. Radhika
Panelist Corneal Trauma Session
4.Dr. Niveditha Narayanan
Panelist Corneal Infections Session
5.Dr. Bhaskar Srinivasan
Panelist Kpro Session
6.Dr .Shweta Agarwal
Panelist Ocular Surface Disease Session.
Sankara Nethralaya’s Cornea Fellows also submitted posters and white papers which won kudos at the event as follows.
1.Unusual Corneal Infection- Pythium Keratitis – Poster
Dr Aradhye P Vijaykumar (APV), Shweta Agarwal, Bhaskar Srinivasan, Geetha Iyer
Selected as the Best poster among 68 posters submitted
2.COMET for surface reconstruction – Poster
Seema Krishnamane (SAM), Shweta Agarwal, Bhaskar Srinivasan, Geetha Iyer
3.MOOKP-An Over A decade Experience – Paper
Dr John Sarkar (JNS), Shweta Agarwal, Bhaskar Srinivasan, Geetha Iyer
Runner –Up Free paper Category (2nd of 12 papers)
4.Our Experience with Boston Kpro and its Variants – Paper
Sharad Nivrutti Gomase (SNE), Shweta Agarwal, Bhaskar Srinivasan, Geetha Iyer
The in-depth and well researched talks and contributions made by Sankara Nethralaya Consultants and Fellows were very well received and drew high appreciation from the participants.