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RETICON 2017, A NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON VITREO RETINA DISORDER MANAGEMENT BEGINS TODAY IN CHENNAI


Reticon 2017, a national conference on vitreo retina disorder management begins today in Chennai

Thiru K.A Sengottiyan, Honourable Minister for School Education, Sports & Youth Welfare inaugurates the one day Conference

Chennai, April 23, 2017

With the aim of providing eye care practitioners a platform to acquire knowledge about the latest advancements in the management of retinal disorders, Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital today hosted RETICON-2017. A national level conference on vitreo retina management was inaugurated by Thiru K.A Sengottiyan, Honourable Minister for School Education, Sports & Youth Welfare, Government of Tamil Nadu in the presence of Prof. Amar Agarwal, Chairman & Managing Director, Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital and Program Director – RETICON 2017.

Now in its 7th year, the conference will witness doctors sharing best practices, research and innovations in the field of vitreo retina disorder management. Around 300- 400 doctors from across the country are expected to participate in the confluence.

The one day event will witness scientific presentation, discussion on a multitude of topics ranging from cataract to retinopathy of prematurity, macular surgeries made simple with 27 G vitrectomy, management of coexisting cataract with diabetic retinopathy, retinal Detachment in CMV Retinitis etc.  The conference will also have  presentations by Dr. Rahul Khurana, Partner, Northern California Retina Vitreous Associates, Mt. View, CA, USA, Associate Professor of Ophthalmology, University of San Francisco, CA, San Francisco, CA, USA and Editor in Chief, American Academy of Ophthalmology Ophthalmic News and Education (ONE) Network on retinal disorder management.

Further, the conference will also have an interesting competition called Ophthalmic Premier League (OPL), wherein 4 teams of surgeon; each team of 4 members will present their interesting and challenging surgical videos which are judged by the referees and winning team is recognized with a trophy.

About Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital:

Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital a comprehensive eye hospital offering a one-stop solution for eye ailments; was started in the year 1957. Now the hospital is in its 57th   year of offering quality services in eye care. It has 15 branches in Chennai and a visible footprint in the states of Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Andaman and Rajasthan. A tertiary eye care centre at Mauritius marks its first step towards establishing an international presence extended upto 13 branches covering the Indian Ocean region, African countries and East Asia.  

The hospital has received various awards for its inventions and services. In March 2006, Late Dr. J Agarwal, Founder-Chairman was awarded Padma Bhushan by the former President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam for his dedicated services to the poor and downtrodden. The hospital received visibility in the global arena for its inventions - Micro-Phakonit (Cataract surgery with 0.7 mm size incision) in 1999 and ‘Glued Intraocular Lens Implant’ performed on a 4 year old girl in January 2008 by Prof. Amar Agarwal. In February 2009, the world's first Anterior Segment Eye Transplant Surgery was performed on a 4 month old child to treat corneal disorder. In November 2013, for the first time in the World, Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, Chennai transplanted a one year old donor cornea giving a new lease of sight to a 60 year old man through the new technique PDEK (Pre Descemet’s Endothelial Keratoplasty).

RETICON 2017, A NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON VITREO RETINA DISORDER MANAGEMENT BEGINS TODAY IN CHENNAI Reviewed by S. Chitra on April 23, 2017 Rating: 5 Reticon 2017, a national conference on vitreo retina disorder management begins today in Chennai Thiru K.A Sengottiyan, Honourable Mi...

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