Tamilisai opens international conference on retinal surgery – News Today


Chennai: The governor of Telangana and the lieutenant governor of Pondicherry, Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan, on Sunday inaugurated an international conference in Chennai on the “New normal in retinal surgery”.

Reticon, an initiative of Dr Agarwal’s Retina Foundation, hosted the 11th annual conference. The one-day event saw enthusiastic participants from all over India and abroad, including 600 ophthalmologists.

Prof Dr Amar Agarwal, Chairman, Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospitals; Dr Mohan Rajan, President and Medical Director, Rajan Eye Care Hospital, Dr Athiya Agarwal, Director and General Secretary, Eye Research Center, Dr Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospitals and Dr S Natarajan, President, Aditya Jyot eye Hospital, Mumbai, addressed the assembly on navigating the new normal in retinal surgery.

Dr Amar Agarwal said: “The 11th edition was a great success, with the participation of hundreds of Indian and foreign ophthalmic surgeons to learn about the latest innovations in vitreoretinal surgery. There are about 15 million blind people in India. The retina is the part of the eye that is very important for final vision. If damaged, vision is automatically affected, therefore people over 30 should have their retina checked regularly as retinal diseases are the leading cause of preventable blindness today compared to other eye diseases, especially age-related macular degeneration and diabetes. macular edema. Retinal disease can be managed effectively if diagnosed on time, but unfortunately retinal disease has a low priority in blindness prevention programs compared to diseases like cataracts or glaucoma. ‘


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