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LAMP LIGHTING DURING THE EVENT
The Department of Optometry at Dr Shroff’s Charity Eye Hospital (SCEH) organised a one-day hybrid continuing medical education (CME) and workshop programme in New Delhi on 8 May 2022. The sessions that covered the recent trends and challenges in vision care and eye health were conducted by noted domain experts. The CME has become a major international scientific event in the eye health sector with speakers from India and around the world. This latest one saw the participation of about 700 national and international delegates of which 134 attendees were there in person.
The event was supported by the Vision Science Academy, the Indian Optometric Association (IOA) and Milmet (a branch of Sun Pharma).
Titled Optopack 2.0, the package on advanced knowledge in optometry opened with an introduction by Suresh Yadav followed by a welcome address by Prem Kumar Singh, the head of the Optometry Department. Mr Singh extended a warm welcome to Dr Umang Mathur – executive director, SCEH, Subodh Khanduri – vice-president of the IOA, Dr Rajeev Prasad – general secretary, IOA, and to all the delegates. He also expressed his appreciation to SCEH for organising the educational programme. Subodh Dixit, president of the IOA, inaugurated the event along with other dignitaries from various organisations.
HANDS ON WORKSHOP IN DIFFERENT SPECIALTY AREAS
Key speakers and panellists included Sephide Heydar Zadeh (clinical research coordinator at Stein Eye Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles), Ajeet Bharadwaj (managing director, Optique), Rupam Sinha (professional affairs manager, Vision Care), Sonia Sharma (director, DRISHTI The Vision Care, Faridabad), Shalini Jain (Shamyak Eye Care, Vasundhara), Yogeshwari Bansal (I-Care, Noida) and Ravikant Sharma (clinical director at Suvidha Eye Services).
The speakers from SCEH included Soniya Shrivastava, Abhilekh Aneja, Surender Dixit, Preeti Sharma, Saptarshi Mukherjee and Mukesh Kumar.
The talks covered a range of topics including optometry in organisations, tele-optometry, the judgment and rise of the machine, binocular vision and vision therapy, optometry rehabilitation in cortical visual impairment (CVI) children, the impact of eye exercises on intraocular pressure (IOP) in a healthy subject, the advancements in low visual aids: newer technologies, tailoring design in keratoconus, ocular prosthesis and optometrists managing eye banks.
The hands-on workshops on contact lens, low vision, vision therapy, glaucoma diagnostics, cornea diagnostics and eye banks by faculty members from SCEH, coordinated by Shweta Chitranshi, were also greatly appreciated for their interactive format and practical learnings.
The event concluded with a vote of thanks by Soniya Shrivastava and appreciation from the participants for the fine learning experience. It was a well organised programme thanks to the team of Saptarshi Mukherjee, Brajesh Kumar, Munesh Chandra Bharti, Preeti Sharma, and all the optometry fellows and interns of the host institute.
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