Sankara Eye Hospital organizes ‘The Cornea Kaleidoscope’ – a one day scientific extravaganza in the city

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More than 200 doctors from across the state shared their insights and knowledge on quality eye care and ocular field at the event

 Bengaluru, July 16, 2017: Sankara Eye Hospital, the leading provider of quality eye care in the country organized ‘The Cornea Kaleidoscope’, a one day scientific extravaganza, which witnessed participation from more than 200 doctors across the state. The one day event aimed at providing a platform to interact and learn from the stalwarts in the field regarding concepts, preferred current practices and recent advances in the ocular field.

The session provided practical information regarding concepts, diagnosis, surgical tips and management of ocular diseases in an interactive way to all the practicing ophthalmologists and upcoming post graduate students who attended the event. Some of the interesting topics include – Tackling dry eye disease: the major cause being usage of smartphones today, Keratoprosthesis: replacement of diseased cornea with artificial cornea, The Future of Artificial Cornea & its Indian experiments along with a demonstration and hands on Scleral contact lens fitting.

“We are overwhelmed with the response received for the event. The Cornea & Ocular Centre for Excellence at Sankara Eye Hospital, has dedicated and qualified consultants who are experts in providing treatment and quality eye care from simple dry eyes to complex corneal diseases. The session has certainly given more insights into the various unexplored aspects of eye care treatment, how we can make a difference and the recent technology advancements in the field”, said Dr Pallavi Joshi, Consultant  – Cornea & Refractive Services, Sankara Eye Hospital, Bangalore.

“The scientific extravaganza has been a highly successful event today and we are certainly looking forward to organizing similar events that will help in knowledge sharing and deeper understanding of the opportunities and challenges in the field. Sankara Eye Hospital has a well-equipped eye bank for processing and harvesting eyes and have been instrumental in performing sight saving treatments for a variety of corneal diseases”, said Dr Anand Balasubramaniam, Senior Consultant – Cornea & Cataract, Sankara Eye Hospital, Bangalore.

About Sankara Eye Hospital:

Sankara Eye Hospital, Bengaluru an NABH accredited tertiary hospital is a unit of Sankara Eye Foundation. The hospital was established in 2008 with a vision to provide highest quality and value for money in eye care services. It is a centre of excellence for Cornea, Retinal diseases, Glaucoma, Paediatric Ophthalmology, Cataracts, Oculoplasty and Lasik. Sankara Eye Foundation has its presence across 6 states and total bed strength of 1800. Till date more than 1.4 million free vision restoration surgeries have been performed. (www.sankaraeye.com)

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