Continuous Professional Development

Ocular Surface and Contact Lens

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IVI organized a one day seminar on Ocular Surface and Contact Lens in Hyderabad on 12 July 2014. 

Designed to benefit the wider Optometry community including practitioners, educators, researchers and students , the workshop covered a range of topics including Ocular surface discomfort with and without contact lenses, Osmalarity/Osmalality importance in dry eye, Mechanism and clinical significance of corneal staining, Lid wiper epitheliopathy, Grading of meibomian gland dysfunction, Methods of diagnosis, evaluation, Management and treatment for MGD. 

Over 50 participants attended the workshop, including from the Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry, Hyderabad; School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Hyderabad and Lions eye hospital, Adilabad. 

A panel of experts facilitated the workshop: Dr Krupa Philip, Nagaraju Konda, Swati Kanduri and Dr Kalika Bandamwar from the Brien Holden Vision Institute,Hyderabad; Ling Lee – PhD student, Brien Holden Vision Institute and UNSW, Australia; and Srikanth Dumpati- Associate Optometrist in Cornea and Contact Lens services at L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad. 

Interactive sessions conducted at the workshop were received with great enthusiasm by the participants. The program drew to a close with distribution of participation certificates. 

India Vision Institute acknowledges the support of ‘Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation’ and ‘Optometry Giving Sight’ in funding the program.