It was a glorious moment for the institution which can take justifiable pride in underlining the critical need to develop ophthalmic anaesthesiology as a distinct and specialized branch of anaesthesiology, the institution which played a key role in the formation of the Ophthalmic Forum of the Indian Society of Anaesthiologists (OFISA) and its tireless champion Dr VV.Jaichandran, Senior Anaesthiologist and Organizing Secretary of OFISA. After a trailblazing record of laurels at the ISACON – 2012, WCOA – 2012 and 2nd OFISACON- 2013 at Ankara it was London’s turn to shower its accolades on Sankara Nethralaya’s representative at the British Ophthalmic Anaesthesia Society meet, held on 19th & 20th November 2015, his highly researched white paper titled OASiS (Ophthalmic Anaesthesia simulation system): Evaluating training module for practicing ophthalmic regional anaesthesia” developed jointly with the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT-M won the “Best Poster” award for its path breaking approach to the subject.
Dr. Jaichandran leveraged the opportunity to give a detailed account of Sankara Nethralaya’s service oriented approach to dispensing eye care to an august audience by giving an absorbing talk titled ‘Lessons from Overseas” – Eye care in India: Serving both the rich and poor. He also gave an in-depth talk on the critical topic ‘Risk factors for complicated local anaesthesia and Surgery’ which was well received by the audience.
The entire Sankara Nethralaya family acknowledges and applauds Dr VV.Jaichandran’s deep commitment and involvement to his area of specialization, his constant study and research endeavours which have added great value to the field of ophthalmic anaesthesia and won pride for him and his institution and wishes him more and more recognitions and honour.