Tuesday, 4 August 2015

STRABISMUS AND PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY SOCIETY of India (SPOSI)


MIDTERM CONFERENCE 2015 AT LUDHIANA ON 5TH APRIL


A unique congregation of ophthalmologists with special interest in Pediatric Ophthalmology (Childhood Blindness) and Strabismus (Squint) was successfully conducted by Dr. Madhu Karna, Consultant Paediatric Ophthalmologist and Dr. Satya Karna, Medical Co-ordinator, Sankara Eye Hospital, Ludhiana under the aegis of Sankara Academy of Vision and Ludhiana Ophthalmological Society on April 5th, 2015.
Real life scenarios are more complex than textbook teaching. Often there are cases which stump doctors who then search literature and studies for guidelines.
This conference was designed to have a video based crossfire on difficult diagnostic dilemmas and impart evidence based clinical management of congenital and acquired pediatric eye diseases including squint, cataract, retinal tumors, nerve palsies, myopathies, nystagmus, trauma, sensory squints and resurgeries.
Unique cases where strabismus and pediatric-ophthalmology knowledge with surgical tips were discussed, which not only enthralled but bound the audience for active participation. Experts with vast experience from across India instructed with a volley of questions for the audience while dealing with related controversies.
The Second Midterm Conference of the Strabismus and Pediatric Ophthalmology Society of India (SPOSI) saw over 65 delegates participating. Nationally eminent speakers including Dr Yogesh Shukla, Jaipur; Dr Mahesh Shanmugam, Bangalore; Prof Jagat Ram, Chandigarh; Dr Ramesh Murthy and Dr. Neepa Thacker from Maharashtra and other eminent faculty from institutions across India shared insights on recent advances and best practices in restoring vision with the special interest group. Pediatric ophthalmologists from most Units of Sankara presented their interesting cases.


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