Continuous Professional Development

Myopia Research Aspects – Does the peripheral retina have a role in myopia development?'

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The seventeenth seminar in ‘IVI Online Seminar Series for Optometry Students’ was presented by Dr. Pavan K. Verkicharla - Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Singapore Eye Research Institute, the Academia, Singapore on Tuesday, 20 September 2016. 

The topic of discussion was “Importance of Peripheral Retina that included retinal stretching model, peripheral refraction and retinal shape.”

Attended by over 600 optometry students from 20 schools across the country, the session explained magnitude of Myopia Research and the risk factors involved in it. The session also witnessed a protracted discussion on refraction in peripheral retina, myopia management strategies (anti myopia lenses, multi focal spectacles and CLs, orthokeratology etc)

IVI acknowledges the support of Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation and Optometry Giving Sight in funding the program