Raising the Retinal Stakes

Published: 15th December 2014 06:01 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th December 2014 06:01 AM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI: Dr S Natarajan, a leading vitreo-retinal surgeon from Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, Mumbai was conferred with the Natarajan Manickam award by MN Eye Hospital.

He delivered the NRM Oration on advancements in ophthalmology and surgical techniques. He spoke on how retinal surgeries are being much more sought-after by patients and surgeons. He also elaborated the problems of having artificial retinas, that are evolving. “The cost of having an artificial retina may amount to `1 crore but one cannot assure if full vision can be restored,” he said.

The oration was attended by 250 leading ophthalmologists from all over the state. They were briefed on the surgical and other advancements. Dr Rohit Shetty from Narayana Nethralaya urged the clinical practitioners to involve more in research.

The lecture was a part of the Margazhi Optha Fest — a day-long function that saw  3-D live surgeries, lectures and presentations by experts in ophthalmology including Dr Mohan Rajan from Rajan Eye Care Hospitals and Dr Amar Agarwal from Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospitals, on Sunday.


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