Due to increasing need of low vision services in the aging Indian population where diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma are prevalent. The aim of the CME is to revise the skills of practicing optometrists in Delhi NCR area and to motivate them for a better management of low vision. We the team of SSHS have organised a one day CME on Low-vision and its advancements with the support of V-square on July 2, 2019.
The session started with a welcome note by Prof Monica chaudhry, our director of SSHS and follwoed by the stastics of low vision in india with some published data by Ms Aaisah and Mr. Zeeshan. A talk on Assessment of Low vision was covered by Ms Roshini and Ms Meenakshi
Mr Athar Ali, Head of Product & Manufacturing from Oxsight UK have joined us on skype for giving his valuable insights on the low vision assessment and a feedback about how to go about giving Oxsight trials for the people in Indian scenario.
Mr Phani krishna spoke about various low vision devices to be given to help regain the usable vision of a low vision.
Prof Monica Chaudhry mam concluded the session with her practical tips on low vision trials and briefed us on the initial reluctance and time taken for the patient acceptance to accept the devices.
The session ended with a fruitful discussion moderated by Mr Vikash Chaturvedi on the practical cases of Low vision.
There were around 10 practicing optometrists from Delhi NCR region and 5 master of optometry students who attended the session and benefited with the practical knowledge on Low vision management.