Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital in association with its research and educational wing, Eye Research Centre, Chennai is organising the 11th Annual Continuing Medical Educational (CME) programme – Kalpavriksha ’17, the National Post-Graduate Continuing Medical Educational programme for ophthalmology students. The three-day programmme was inaugurated by Prof. Dr. S. Geetha Lakshmi, Vice-Chancellor, Tamil Nadu Dr. M.G.R. Medical University. The event was presided over by Dr. Amar Agarwal, Chairman and Managing Director, Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital and Eye Research Centre.
Kalpavriksha ’17 includes Dr. Mrs. T Agarwal Award presented to the best student for exhibiting the most interesting case study in the programme.
Kalpavriksha, (meaning- wish fulfilling divine tree; that is a common trope in Sanskrit literature), the National Postgraduate CME programme attracts ophthalmology students from all over India making their learning more practical and interesting with exposure to various complicated procedures. A live surgery session has been introduced along with provision of interacting with the operating surgeon.
Inaugurating the three-day programme, Prof. Dr. Geetha Lakshmi, Vice Chancellor, Tamil Nadu M.G.R. Medical University said, “It is indeed my pleasure to inaugurate Kalpavriksha. I would like to praise the role of Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital and Research Centre in providing ophthalmologists exposure to the latest procedures so that they can update their knowledge.”
Dr. Amar Agarwal, Chairman and Managing Director, Dr Agarwal’s Eye Hospitals said, “In this 11th year of Kalpavriksha, I wish to thank Tamil Nadu Dr M.G.R. Medical University, which allocated 30 points to our CME programme. This programme provides first hand tips from experienced faculties with presentation of clinical cases and an elaborate discussion during the three-day programme. This program would benefit both ophthalmologists in acquiring better skills and the larger community including patients whom we seek to serve.”
Attended by around 600 students from more than 50 medical colleges and institutes across India, Kalpavriksha provides a platform to listen and interact with the faculties who are experts in their respective field of ophthalmology.
In practical session, every delegate will be briefed on some of the complicated cases like squint and diagnosing procedures like retinoscopy/gonioscopy. The participants are also provided with handouts, learning documents containing exposure to the latest Hi-tech Bio-medical equipments, which are available only in few of the leading eye hospitals in the country.
About Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital:
Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital a comprehensive eye hospital offering a one-stop solution for eye ailments; was started in the year 1957. Now the hospital is in its 57th year of offering quality services in eye care. It has 15 branches in Chennai and a visible footprint in the states of Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Andaman and Rajasthan. A tertiary eye care centre at Mauritius marks its first step towards establishing an international presence extended upto 13 branches covering the Indian Ocean region, African countries and East Asia.