Chandigarh Eye Film Fest & Quest was organized by Dr Ashok Sharma’s Cornea Centre at Hotel Mountview
Former director PGI Chandigarh, Prof Jagat Ram was the Chief Guest and Prof. M.R. Dogra, Former Head, Advanced Eye Centre, PGI was the Guest of Honor.
Leading ophthalmologists of the region attended the CME program. Prof Suresh Gupta, Head, Deptt of Ophthalmology GMCH 32, Prof Vishali Gupta, Prof Ramandeep Singh, Prof Gursatinder Singh and Dr Gagandeep Sing Brar also participated in deliberations.
Dr Ashok Sharma discussed the challenges in performing corneal transplants in neonates and discussed the measures to improve the outcome. He showed that even children born with congenital opaque cornea can be made to see after corneal grafting. Dr. Rajan Sharma, Cornea Consultant with Dr Ashok Sharma’s Cornea Centre presented the various techniques to visually rehabilitate patient of chemical eye injury. He has keen interest in limbal stem cell research and has used to perform limbal stem cell cultures.
Latest medical and surgical treatment of various eye diseases were discussed. The most interesting was ‘2 minute to Win’, a video session in which practical tips of various surgical procedures were shown. To encourage young ophthalmologists a challenging cases session was held in which the residents presented and discussed challenges faced in managing difficult cases.
Prof Jagat Ram shared tips to prevent complications during phacoemulsification. India is rapidly becoming the capital of diabetic blindness, he added. Prof M.R Dogra apprised the attendees, how to get best outcome of cataract surgery in patients with diabetic macular edema. Prof Vishali Gupta talked on the diagnosis and management of Uveitis. Prof Ramandeep Singh showed the methods to fix the dislocated intraocular lenses. Prof Suresh Gupta, Prof Gursatinder sing and Prof Parul Ichhpujani suggested that glaucoma patients should be regularly monitored to prevent blindness.