Advancement in technology can curb down the burden of preventable blindness
The 78th Annual International Conference organised by All India Ophthalmological Society (AIOS) commenced successfully in Gurugram. The event was inaugurated by Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog who was the chief guest in the presence of Sudhir Singla, MLA, Gurugram as the Guest of Honor.
“Scientific deliberations and social interactions were discussed at the highest order. Deliberations in this conference shared by over 2000 national and international faculty members are expected to be a genesis of a lot of ingenious and indigenous therapeutic protocols and ideas which will become gold standards of ophthalmic care the world over,” said Dr Mahipal S Sachdev, Incoming President, AIOS
The theme of the session today was based on the discussions and opinions on ‘Global Ophthalmology Beyond 2020’ and all the experts and research scholars in the field of ophthalmology showcased their ideas.
The four-day-long conference is scheduled to be held till February 16, 2020.
“With advancements in the field of ophthalmology, timely detection and treatment can prevent almost all types of vision problem thereby preventing the addition of blindness burden in the country,” said Dr S Natarajan, President, AIOS.
“Adoption of the latest technological advances in the field of ophthalmology can lead to a reduction in the blindness load of India,” said Dr Namrata Sharma, Hony. General Secretary, AIOS.
The highlights of the event included spirited debates, keynote presentations, oral and poster presentations, workshops and networking opportunities. Multiple international associations like the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Global Eye Genetics Consortium, Asia pacific Glaucoma Society and SAARC had also participated in the conference.