The National Institute of Ophthalmology(NIO) under the aegis of The Vitreo-Retinal Society –India and Poona Ophthalmological Society had organized a symposium titled ‘Retina, Keeping an Eye’ on the most relevant topics in retina for postgraduate students in Ophthalmology, at Pride Executive Hotel, Pune.
The event was inaugurated by Dr Pran Nath Nagpal, the Father of Retina Surgery in India. The occasion was graced by the presence of eminent ophthalmologists in and around Pune such as Col. Dr M Deshpande (Medical Director, H V Desai Hospital, Pune), Brig. Dr V. S. Gurunadh ( HOD, Dept of Ophthalmology, AFMC, Pune), Dr Suvarna Gokhale (HOD, Dept. of Ophthalmology, Smt Kashibai Navale Medical College, Pune) , Dr Madhav Bhatt ( HOD, Dept of Ophthalmology, Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Pune). The event was attended by about 60 postgraduate students from various medical colleges and hospitals in and around Pune. The speakers included vitreoretinal surgeons from all over the country, lending their expertise and experience in the field of ophthalmology. The talks were based on various topics covering the entire spectrum of retina, including various clinical and theoretical aspects. The highlight of the day was the talk on Dry AMD by Dr Pran Nagpal and a practical demonstration of Indirect Ophthalmscopy by Dr Subhash Gokhale. The lectures followed by panel discussion and case presentations by postgraduate students.
The event received positive feedback from both dignitaries and students attending it. To sum up, the endeavour was a huge success and the students hope that more such educational events would be organized in the future. A detailed schedule of the event is attached herewith.