Chennai: The 13th annual Continuing Medical Educational (CME) programme – Kalpavriksha ’19 for ophthalmology students organised by Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospital in association with its research and educational wing, Eye Research Centre, Chennai got underway Friday.
The three-day programme was inaugurated by AIOS general secretary, Dr Namrata Sharma and Dr Agarwal’s Group of Eye Hospital chairman, Dr Amar Agarwal presided over the meet.
According to a press release, the programme provides a platform to listen and interact with the faculty who are experts in their respective field of ophthalmology.
The uniqueness of this programme is the interesting case presentation on the third day. Students also receive first hand tips from the faculty on presenting the clinical cases and discussion during the programme.
“The programme would benefit both ophthalmologists in acquiring better skills and the larger community including patients whom we seek to serve,” said Dr Amar Agarwal.
Kalpavriksha ’19 includes Dr J Agarwal Exemplary Award for the best outgoing student, Dr V Velayutham consistent performer award and Dr (Mrs.) T Agarwal Award is awarded to the best student for presenting the most interesting case in the programme.
In practical session, every delegate will be briefed on examining some of the most difficult cases like squint or diagnosing procedure – retinoscopy / gonioscopy. All the participants will have exposure to the latest hi-tech bio-medical equipment, which are available only in few of the leading eye hospitals of the country. The coverage includes all important exam related topics and practical exam case presentation.
A live surgery session has been organised along with provision of interacting with the operating surgeon. There will be a quiz and competitive rapid fire revision round conducted among participants, the release said.