The World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (WSPOS) was invited to organize two symposiums during the 29th Annual meeting of the Asia Pacific Association of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons (APACRS). The APACRS was held in conjunction with the Indonesian Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery (INASRCS) at Nusa Dua, Bali between the 27th & 30thof July 2016.
Rita Sitorius (Indonesia), Seo Wei Leo (Singapore) & Ken Nischal (UK / USA) chaired the symposium.
The symposium covered lectures and video presentations on Rubella and Cataract in children, Impact and outcome of Atropine for Myopia progression, Dilemmas in Retina Genetics, Treatment options for Amblyopia & Keratoconus in Children in 2016 & Changing Paradigms of Pediatric Cataract Management. There was also an Interesting Videos session in the symposium.
|Rubella and Cataract in children||Rita Sitorius||Indonesia|
|Atropine for Myopia progression: Impact and outcome||Seo Wei Leo||Singapore|
|CME or Schisis?
Dilemmas in Retina Genetics
|Ken Nischal||USA /UK|
|Amblyopia: Treatment options in 2016||Inez Wong||Singapore|
|Keratoconus in Children: Treatment options in 2016||Pravin Krishna||India|
|Interesting Videos||Connie Lai,
|Changing Paradigms of Pediatric Cataract Management||Vaishali Vasavada||India|
Ramesh Kekunnaya (India) was the course director. The symposium was co-chaired by Ken Nischal (UK / USA) and Feti Memed (Indonesia).
The Master class consisted of didactic lectures on Key techniques in Pediatric Cataract surgery, Surgery for Traumatic cataract in children, Technique of Secondary IOL implantation in children, Surgical Management of subluxated lens in children & Controversies in Pediatric Cataract surgery (IATS / Multifocal / IOL cal etc). The symposium was complemented by interesting video presentations.
|Key techniques in Pediatric Cataract surgery||Sudarshna Khokhar||India|
|Surgery for Traumatic cataract in children||Feti Memed||Indonesia|
|Technique of Secondary IOL implantation in children||Ramesh Kekunnaya||India|
|Surgical Management of subluxated lens in children||Shaun Dai||New Zealand|
|Controversies in Pediatric Cataract surgery (IATS/Multifocal/IOL cal etc)||Ken Nischal||USA /UK|
|Interesting Videos||Ken Nischal,
|USA /UK, India|
Since many pediatric cataract surgeries are performed by adult ophthalmologists, our symposia helped bridge the gap between adult and pediatric ophthalmologist, especially with regards to advances and controversies in pediatric cataract surgery.
We had speakers from Indonesia, USA, Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Japan, and New Zealand; thereby making ours a global symposium.
Both WSPOS Symposia were well received.
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