Sunday, 16th June 2019: A one day conference focusing on the most common eye diseases in the elderly like Cataract & Glaucoma was organised by Uttarakhand State Ophthalmological Society (UKSOS) for Eye Surgeons at Hotel Pacific, Dehradun.
The objective of this conference was to update Eye Doctors from Uttarakhand and surrounding regions in the latest advances in Cataract and Glaucoma surgery informed Dr Saurabh Luthra, President, Dehradun Ophthalmic Society.
The conference turned out to be a huge success, with almost 120 Eye Surgeons attending the meeting where Guest Speakers of national repute included renowned Dr Partha Biswas, Chairman, Academics, and Research (ARC), All India Ophthalmic Society (AIOS), Professor Dr J S Titiyal, Head of Cornea & Refractive Surgery, AIIMS, New Delhi. Around 50 Post Graduates, budding Eye Surgeons, participated in various programs such as presentations in Cataract & Glaucoma, Glaucoma Debate, Ophthal Quiz, (SSTC) Surgical Skill Transfer Courses and attended Guest lectures by highly experienced Speakers like Dr Amit Porwal, Member Central Zone AIOS ARC, Dr A K Khurana, Rohtak and Dr Prashant Bawankule, Nagpur who spoke on various intriguing topics on Cataract and Glaucoma.
A special Wet Lab session was also organised for the Young Ophthalmologists at Drishti Eye Institute opposite Hotel Pacific.
The highlight of this conference was the display of “NGENUITY” system which allows Eye Surgeons to perform microsurgery with a 3 Dimensional “Virtual Reality” experience, without looking through an operating microscope. This technology is likely to revolutionize eye surgery in the near future explained Dr Gaurav Luthra, Hony Secretary, UKSOS.
Other Dignitaries present at the event included senior members and office bearers of Uttarakhand Ophthalmological society including Dr MC Luthra, Dr Rajesh Tewari, Dr BK Oli, Dr Vinod Arora, Dr Manisha Gupta, Dr Renu Dhasmana, Dr Dinesh Sharma, Dr GS Titiyal and several others.