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IVI organized a one day workshop on Myopia â€“ current research trends and
treatment strategies on 24 January 2014 at Hyderabad. Exclusively designed to
benefit the wider Optometry community including practitioners, educators,
researchers and students alike, the workshop focused on the prevalence of
myopia, structural and optical characteristics of myopic eyes, possible
myopigenic and optogenic factors, progression aspects of myopia along with the
current research areas and latest treatment techniques.
65 participants attended the workshop, including from the Bausch and Lomb School of Optometry, Hyderabad; School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of Hyderabad and Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Science hospital at Adilabad.
The key facilitators were Mr Vijay Kumar - Bausch & Lomb School of Optometry, LVPEI Hyderabad; Dr Krupa Philip, Mr Nagaraju Konda, Dr Kalika Bandamwar, Ms Swathi Kanduri and Ms Sowjanya Siddireddy from Brien Holden Vision Pvt. Ltd. Dr Vinod Maseedupally delivered his talk over Skype from University of New South Wales Australia.
Optometry games and quiz conducted at the workshop were received with great zeal and enthusiasm by the participants. The program drew to a close with distribution of participation certificates.
Funding for the program was kindly provided by â€˜Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundationâ€™ in association with â€˜Optometry Giving Sightâ€™