A continuing medical education (CME) on Minimally Invasive Glaucoma Surgeries (MIGS) was conducted by the Department of Ophthalmology, KIMS on August 20. Principal Brigadier Prof (Dr) Ambika Prasad Mohanty inaugurated the event.
Eminent speakers of national and international repute shared their experiences regarding the newly emerging treatment options. Dr Swati Upadhyaya Kaushik, Glaucoma consultant from Aravind Eye Hospital , Puducherry spoke about the role of MIGS in the Indian scenario and demonstrated surgical videos of different types of MIGS procedures.
Dr Trupti Patil, Glaucoma consultant from Sankara Nethralaya ,Chennai gave her talk about her experiences with Kahook Dual Blade Goniotomy and the newer MIGS procedures.
Prof (Dr) Sumita Mahapatra from Regional Institute of Ophthalmology (RIO), SCB Medical College and Hospital, Cuttack and Dr Bhagabat Nayak, Associate Professor Ophthalmology at AIIMS Bhubaneswar, talked about the Indian perspective regarding MIGS and how it helps bridging the gap between medications and surgery.
KIMS Ophthalmology faculty Dr Saswati Sen, Assistant Professor (Glaucoma) and organising secretary of the CME spoke on how to choose patients for MIGS and what surgeries are appropriate for these patients.
Head of the Department and Associate Prof Dr Matuli Das also spoke. The CME was attended by 82 delegates and had healthy didactic interaction regarding incorporating MIGS in the current practice.