Ludhiana, June 24, 2018: A CME on ‘Refractive Decoded’ was held under aegis of Ludhiana Ophthalmological Society and Dhami Eye Care Hospital at the Hotel Hyatt Regency, Ludhiana on Sunday from 10 am to 3 pm.
The event was aimed to enhance the knowledge and build confidence on newer technologies and management of refractive corrections. This was one of its kind initiatives to spread the word and augment confidence among surgeons to provide the best care to the patients with the best technology available.
Dr.Sukhjiwan Kakkar (President, Ludhiana Ophthalmological Society) and Dr.G.S.Dhami (Director, Dhami Eye Care Hospital) have collaborated to make this event highly informative for the surgeon fraternity.
The CME was attended by more than 100 ophthalmologists from Haryana, Punjab, Chandigarh and Himachal Pradesh.
Dr.Rohit Shetty from Narayana Nethralaya, Bangalore was guest faculty. In his keynote address, Dr.Shetty spoke in detail on the topic `Customised Lasik with Contoura Vision’.
In addition, many other eminent speakers spoke on different topics and case presentation on Refractive Surgeries. They said the prevalence of myopia is rising and, in some parts of the world, this rise can only be described as dramatic. For example, in many East Asian countries, the prevalence of myopia reaches 70% or more. Considering these worldwide demographic trends, the demand for refractive surgery can be expected to continue among patients.
Speakers reveal that target age group of patients is 20-35 years of age with now equal divide between males and females. Demand is driven by occupational needs (Army, Railways etc.), sports and recreational activities and also by the cosmetic need to look good.
“Outcome and safety are the 2 most important parameters to measure the results of a successful refractive surgery”, added Speakers.
Dr.Manoj Sobti, Member, Punjab Medical Council, attended CME as an Observer. In his address, he lauded the organisers for organising the informative and knowledgeable event for the doctors. He made an appeal to the medical fraternity not to indulge into any kind of unethical practices.