BOA FOCUS 2017: Doctors deliberate on how to deal with worst case surgeries

This session focused on cataract surgeons speaking to each other on different ways in which they can be better prepared for worst case scenarios during cataract surgeries. Newer techniques and innovations were also discussed during the session

BOA FOCUS 2017: Doctors deliberate on how to deal with worst case surgeries

The third day of the Bombay Ophthalmologists’ Association (BOA) FOCUS 2017 conference saw cataract surgeons discuss management of difficult cataracts cases.

Dr Partha Biswas, chairman of academic and research committee of the All India Opthalmological Society said, “The highlight of this session was discussing case scenarios in cataract surgery like hard cataract, astigmatism management, PC rupture, fibrosed capsule, corneal haze, PPC, refractive surprises, subluxated cataract, refractive happiness, IOL scaffolding.”

BOA FOCUS 2017: Doctors deliberate on how to deal with worst case surgeries
Dr Partha Biswas

He said the session was to share with each other, different ways to deal with difficult case scenarios in a practical basis. “When a doctor faces these situations in the operation theatre, it is very important to give the best possible outcome,” said Dr Biswas.

He further said, “We also spoke about the importance of keeping a backup plan in place for difficult scenarios and emphasised the need for proper planning before approaching the surgery of the patient.”

Newer techniques and innovations were also discussed. “New innovations like IOL scaffolding were part of this session. IOL scaffolding is a recently invented technique by Dr Amar Agarwal which was presented by Dr Athiya Agarwal. This technique is wonderful to salvage the situation of capsular rupture or to prevent the cataract lens from dropping inside the eye,” said Dr Ruvit Nikam, who moderated the session.