79th Anniversary of All India Ophthalmology Society

Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], Jun 30 (ANI/NewsView): The annual All India Ophthalmology Festival was held online from June 24-27 during which Dr. Mangat Ram Dogra, Director of Retina Department, Grewal Eye Institute , Chandigarh, was awarded the Dr. Nemperumalasamy Endowment lecture award, the prestigious award in the world of ophthalmology. Professor Dogra also received the citation, shawl, souvenir and a check for 1 lakh in the prize.

Dr. Dogra has done pioneering work in ROP and has trained many physicians across the country. His works presented at international conferences have been highly appreciated. He has lectured on ROP to ophthalmologists and pediatricians in virtually every major city in the country and educated them about the disease.

Dr. Manpreet Brar, former International Retina Fellow in California and current Retina Services Consultant, Grewal Eye Institute, received the IJO Certificate of Merit. Dr. Manpreet presented an article on tuberculous choroiditis published in the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology.

Dr. SPS Grewal, Founder of Grewal Eye Institute, said that Grewal Eye Institute plays its contribution in the world of ophthalmology through research and innovation in eye care in North India.

Retinopathy of prematurity

With so many NICUs (neonatal intensive care units) across the country, many premature babies are saved. However, these premature babies have a very high risk of developing premature retinopathy and may lose their vision if not diagnosed and treated in time. Dr. Dogra was a pioneer in research on premature retinopathy and has trained physicians across the country. His research work presented at international conferences has been highly appreciated. He has interacted with ophthalmologists and pediatricians in virtually every major city in the country about ROP and educated them about the disease. He also invented a technique for laser treatment of these children through the glass of an incubator and a special surgical technique for advanced cases, which he called the “all-nasal approach”.

Pioneering work published by Dr. Manpreet Brar in the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology was shortlisted for the merit award. He was awarded for the best publications in the journal. His work is “A comparison of wide-field optical coherence tomography angiography and fundus autofluorescence in serpiginous type tuberculous choroiditis. Indian Journal of Ophthalmology. 2020;68(1):106-211”.

This pioneering work helps in the diagnosis of tuberculosis of the eye. Early diagnosis and treatment are essential to prevent blindness.

Dr. SPS Grewal was the chair of a session on refractive surgery. Dr. Dilraj Grewal presents his work on retinotomy and retinectomy. Dr. SPS Grewal was co-chair of the National Seminar on Refractive Surgery. Dr. Sartaj Grewal presented his experience with Section 800 of 3D viewing microscope technology during a session on Navigating through difficult times. Dr. Manpreet also gave a presentation on “Imaging in Diabetic Retinopathy”.

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