Reticon 2018 attended by more than 600 ophthalmologists
Dr. Jerzy Nawrocki from Poland gave the key note address
The theme of Reticon 2018 organized by Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, Chennai was “Innovations in retinal surgery.” With over 600 participants, this conference has become the largest of its kind in South India.
The inventor of the inverted flap technique for macular hole surgery , Dr. Jerzy Nawrocki from Poland gave the key note address on his novel surgical technique. Dr. Nawrocki also received a Gold medal for his contributions to ophthalmology.
Other eminent surgeons who participated were Dr. Lalit Verma, Chairman, Scientific committee of the All India Ophthalmological Society; Dr. Avinash Pathangey, Senior Consultant at LVPEI, Vishakhapatnam; Dr. Kim Ramaswamy, Head , Department of Retina, Aravind Eye hospital, Madurai; Prof. Atul Kumar, Chief, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi; Dr.Pradeep Venkatesh, Senior consultant, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi and Dr. Vivek Dave, Consultant at LVPEI, Hyderbad.
Highlights of the meeting included a new surgical technique for macular hole repair using coloured viscoelastics by Dr.Atul Dhawan, Senior Consultant at Dr. Agarwal’s Eye hospital, Chennai and an update by Dr.Anusha Venkataraman, Senior Consultant at Dr.Agarwal’s Eye hospital, on Hypersonic Vitrectomy, a pioneering technology in the field of vitreo-retinal surgery that was first successfully performed at Dr. Agarwal’s eye hospitals in July 2007 with Prof. Amar Agarwal as principal investigator.
Other highlights were the live surgery session and the ‘Retina-bate’ session that gave an opportunity to the audience to interact with eminent panelists from different institutions in the country on various vitreo-retinal surgical procedures and learn from their vast experiences. The conference concluded with ‘Retina Ahead’ which brought to light all latest advancements and research in vitreoretinal surgery.