Category Archives: Surgical Camps

Phaco Training: Avastin for NVG

Somebody posed this interesting question: Just wanted to know if anyone is using avastin in Neovascular glaucoma- intravitreal/intracameral. any advantage of intracameral  over  intravitreal ( ofcourse coupled with PRP)? any specific precaution to be taken while giving intracameral in this situation? The responses were varied and interesting from leading practicing eye doctors in India: 1.… Read More »

Phaco Training: Publication in Translational Research

I never fail to emphasize that a doctor is also a scientist. He must have a questioning, skeptical mind and a clear, rational thinking. Experimentation and publication in peer-reviewed journals is critical to scientific progress. Got our work published in the Jan 2014 issue of the Indian Journal of Ophthalmology.        ORIGINAL ARTICLE Year :… Read More »

Phaco Training: 1. Dilate exam 2. Keratoplasty History

Dilate exam Question  The incidence of RD after cataract surgery is around 1%  ( ref:, while the incidence of retinal detachment after LASIK is around 0.25% ( Some studies quote an even lower rate for RD after LASIK Looking at these stats, will it be safe to assume that cataract surgery poses a similar… Read More »

Phaco Training: 1. OT sterility 2. Intra/cam Ab 3. Sx. in Patho Myopes

We shall discuss three questions here: 1. OT fumigation in Indian setting 2. Intra cameral antibiotics as prophylaxis for endophthalmitis 3. Intra ocular surgery in pathological myopic eyes   1. As we know formalin used for fumigation of OT is carcinogenic so what is good & economical alternative for fumigation. Also from whom (manufacturer details)… Read More »

Phaco Training : Adenoviral Conjunctivitis

Adenoviral conjunctivitis   Etiology: Epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) is one of the most common ocular viral infections caused by adenoviruses. Adenovirus family consists of different serotypes. Serotypes 8, 11 19 and 37 are held responsible for EKC and it is known that especially serotypes 8 and 19 cause epidemics [1,2]. Clinical Presentation: Disease presents itself after an… Read More »