The Focus 2017 conference kicked off at the Grant Hyatt regency, Mumbai with 17 live surgeries being performed at JJ Hospital in Mumbai while the surgeries being telecasted at the conference Hall in the Grand Hyatt regency in Mumbai.
Seventeen live surgeries were performed by surgeons across the countries. A lot of surgeons showcased their new techniques and explained the need to have new techniques with changing times.
With a plethora of delegates attending this conference, the Bombay Ophthalmologists’ Association (BOA) conducted the discussion in a seamless fashion.
“Live surgery was organised to demonstrate different type of techniques. Secondly the live demonstration of the new technology, which is recently developed, for the treatment of ophthalmic diseases, will definitely guide the new surgeons in Mumbai, in the rural areas of Maharashtra and also all over India,” said Dr T P Lahane, chief advisor of BOA- FOCUS 2017 and dean of Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai.
He further explained that these were means of creating awareness about these new techniques which would, otherwise be difficult to explore.
“Live surgery demonstrated different type of the lenses, machines and the techniques used, not only in the cataract but also keratoplasty which is called DMEK, a new technology developed in which patient can see after 30 minutes. Another is treating squint which is known as glued IOL and plastic surgery in ophthalmology,” added Dr Lahane.
All kinds of surgeries were performed for 1400 ophthalmologist who were observing. Dr Karobi Lahiri Coutinho, the president of BOA conference said, “Such conferences are the best way to impart information. We have called the rest of international researches and hence, we all get to learn.”
While Dr T P Lahane was overlooking the surgery from the hospital, the discussion was taken up highly by the panellists at Hyatt Regency. Among the panellists were, Dr Arjun Ahuja, Dr Uma Pradhan, Dr PK Shah, Dr RC Shah, Dr Ranjit Maniar, Dr Arun Deshpande, Dr Abhijeet Desai and Dr Manjiri Malekar Oak.